Movies like Tell

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Tell (2014)
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Tell (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Ethan Tell is a small time crook who makes a big-time score when he steals 1 million dollars. Ironically, his life radically changes for the worst when he discovers that stealing the money was the easy part and he now must keep his partner, his wife, his parole officer, and two corrupt detectives from stealing it from him.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, rivalry, life turned upside down, on the run, dishonesty, going straight, heist, graphic violence, sexual content, criminal heroes, money, danger, profanity, chases and races, crime
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa

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Most similar movies to Tell

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and exciting films with plots about crimes, dishonesty, danger, rivalry, chases and races, profanity and criminal heroes mostly in Thriller, Action and Crime genres. Some movies like Tell: Swelter (2014), Setup (2011), Decisions (2011), Ready 2 Die (2014), Assassins' Code (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Swelter (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Ten years after their casino heist, four escaped convicts trace their former partner to a desert town, where he is now a lawman with no memory of his criminal past.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, exciting, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, criminal heroes, track down, uncover truth, dishonesty, crimes, small town, police shootout, memory loss, graphic violence, police officer, police officer killed ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, nevada
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Setup (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A group of friends plan out a detailed heist that turns deadly when one betrays the other by taking off with the goods. Taking matters into his own hands, Sonny seeks out his revenge teaming up with the most dangerous mob boss in town to get back ...
Style: realistic, exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gangsters, dishonesty, crimes, crime gone awry, betrayal, criminal heroes, prisoner, criminal, disorder, partners, criminal's revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
Across the Line: The Exodus of Charlie Wright (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The story centers on Charlie, a Los Angeles billionaire financial whiz who goes into self-imposed exile in Tijuana after his empire is revealed to have been a Ponzi scheme. While looking for the woman he abandoned there 25 years before, Charlie is ...
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, gangsters, track down, on the run, rivalry, law enforcement, special agents, vengeance, police corruption, empire, swat team, armed forces ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 3.2
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Decisions (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When a group of friends decide to pull a bank heist to get out from underneath their money troubles. They quickly discover that things can unravel in a hurry! A compromised LAPD Detective (Corey Haim) on the take with a crime syndicate figure want ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: crimes, crime gone awry, law enforcement, disorder, urban ghetto, police corruption, friendship, rivalry, graphic violence, sexual content, gangsters, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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Ready 2 Die (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: After a violent bank robbery, the trio of hoods make their way across East L.A. carrying a blood-soaked bag of money. When word gets out, they must fend off gangs and crooked cops alike as they strive to keep the loot and stay alive.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, gang, murder, dishonesty, heist, disorder, criminal's revenge, on the run, crime gone awry, crimes, criminal heroes, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Assassins' Code (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A corporate assassination forces opportunistic double agents from three nations to fight to retrieve a high-tech computer disk containing schematics for a deadly weapon.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, crimes, hitman, working undercover, undercover, rivalry, dishonesty, vengeance, woman with a gun, haunted by the past, uninhibited rivalry, nurse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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76%
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Electric Slide (2014)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A heightened homage to the City of Angels, Electric Slide riffs on the real-life story of Eddie Dodson, the notorious "Gentleman Bank Robber." With a debonair sophistication and a serious talent for flirt, Dodson managed to lure money from ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting
Plot: lovers on the run, partners, love and romance, escapades, bank robbery, family relations, rivalry, friendship, opposites attract, dishonesty, crimes, criminal heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 3.8
 4K
Gun (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Detroit gun runner Rich (Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson) works to sniff out a traitor in his midst after being targeted by the FBI and having barely surviving a weapons deal gone awry. Rich was all set to unload a serious supply of firepower ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: snitch, criminal heroes, arms dealing, dishonesty, crimes, rivalry, betrayal, criminal, hip hop culture, gangsters, strong violent content, sexual content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Enemies Among Us (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: It's not politics as usual, or is it? The governor of Louisiana is about to become the vice-presidential candidate for his party but a murder and an international web spanning from South Africa to Pakistan and North Korea might just get in the ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: assassination, campaign, crimes, political corruption, dishonesty, haunted by the past, politics, rivalry, graphic violence, state affairs, sex, corruption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.1
 40
Blackhats (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: "blackhats" is about a reformed, hot-tempered bounty hunter, whom, finds his new harmonious life as a Fugitive Recovery Agent threatened, when he must track down a group of cyber hackers before they are assassinated by a rival bounty ...
Style: serious, tense, exciting, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bounty hunter, going straight, rivalry, crimes, track down, assassination attempt, chase, starting over, uninhibited rivalry, hacker, bail bondsman, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 3.5
 846
Dead Drop (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After surviving a fall from a plane 3000-feet over the ocean, a former CIA operative turned government contractor re-infiltrates a dangerous North Mexican drug trafficking ring to find his own killer. With his memory unraveling, he descends into a ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, betrayal, undercover, tough heroes, master criminal, dishonesty, working undercover, car chase, revenge, cia agent, one man army, vengeance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Easy Money II: Hard to Kill (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 99 min.
Story: JW is serving hard time in prison and struggling to get back on an honest path. There are glimmers of hope in his life - some venture capitalists are interested in a new piece of trading software he's developed, and while behind bars he's ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cons and scams, gangsters, disorder, dishonesty, on the run, criminal's revenge, master criminal, crimes, crime gone awry, violence, criminal, mafia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 4.2
 3K
Breakout (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A pair of criminals try to track down the kids who witnessed them commit a murder in the woods.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: parents and children, rescue, chase, wilderness, siblings relations, witnessing a crime, crimes, murder, child in peril, family relations, death, prison ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Power of Few (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Spies, cops and armed children cross paths on a day of danger, mystery and possible transformation. Five unusual characters are unknowingly connected to an extraordinary smuggling operation, as religious conspiracy collides with urban crime.
Style: tense, serious, captivating, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: crimes, conspiracy, escapades, mystery, religions or cults, medicine, multiple storylines, collision, society, obsessive quest, dishonesty, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans, vatican
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.3
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Backflash (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A woman is released from prison and heads home to help outwit a local mob boss and pull off the scam of a lifetime.
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: femme fatale, on the run, cons and scams, crime gone awry, odd couple, rivalry, chase, murder, on the road, heist, kidnapping, desert ...
Time: contemporary
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50%
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Hard Luck (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Three converging story lines involving bootleggers, a serial killer and drug dealers are followed. A former drug dealer tries to go straight, but comes across a stash of stolen drugs. Meanwhile, a middle-aged suburban housewife hides a sadistic and ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, stolen money, gangsters, track down, chase, dishonesty, drug dealing, drug abuse, hitman, psychopath, car chase, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Absolute Killers (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Thriller - Johnny Graham, raised by the Torino crime family after the death of his parents, is repeatedly torn between loyalty to his adoptive family and his conscience. - Edward Furlong, Grace Johnston, Meat Loaf
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Plot: on the run, gangsters, crimes, witness protection, murder, redemption, violence, woman in danger, graphic violence, district attorney, u.s. marshal, new identity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Road to Juarez (2013)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An American ex-con with Mexican underworld ties ensnares a pair of young misfits into a dangerous heist in Mexico. Inspired by true events.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gang, chase, buddies, crime gone awry, cons and scams, desert, dishonesty, ex convict, graphic violence, disorder, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new mexico, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Hand Gun (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jack is in the midst of a major robbery, which leaves him injured and his accomplices dead. Jack manages to hide the $500,000 from the robbery before he makes his way to his death bed.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: female psychopath, heist, estrangement, power relations, family relations, disorder, riddles and clues, siblings relations, criminal heroes, treasure hunt, crime gone awry, on the run ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Crash and Burn (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: When undercover FBI agent Kevin Hawkins (Erik Palladino, E.R.) agrees to infiltrate the ruthless underground world of choppers, he is quickly thrown into a world of fast cars and high stakes. Pitted between a ruthless crime boss (Michael Madsen, ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: gangsters, undercover, secret agents, crimes, law enforcement, gang, secret identity, dishonesty, friends, undercover agent, car chase, speed ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Blood of Redemption (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Quinn Forte had it all: power, money, a brother who idolized him, and a woman who loved him. He also had enemies. In the course of one night, he loses everything. Betrayed by someone in his inner circle, Quinn is set up and arrested. His father, the ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: frame up, criminal heroes, haunted by the past, tough heroes, rivalry, dishonesty, betrayal, crimes, organized crime, criminal, murder, martial arts ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Wrong Side of Town (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Ex-Navy Seal Bobby Kalinowski lives a quiet, peaceful life as a landscape architect in an LA suburb with his wife Dawn and 16 year old daughter Brianna. Tonight they are invited out for an evening on the town by new neighbors clay and Elise Freeman ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, captivating, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, crimes, survival, dishonesty, kidnapping, nightclub owner, self defense, architect, abduction, confined, partners, chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, louisiana, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 3.8
 700
The Contractor (2013)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Elizabeth Chase is busy remodeling her new home with her lawyer husband, Paul and daughter, McKenzie. To make sure it's finished before a charity event they're hosting, the couple hire a contractor, Javier, to help. However Elizabeth ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: obsession, psychopath, family in danger, stalking, crimes, dishonesty, lifetime, vengeance, strong female presence, graphic violence, woman in danger, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Lies & Illusions (2009)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a menacing smuggler coolly insists that best-selling author Wes Wilson take a chauffeured backseat ride with him, Wilson's charmed life explodes into a world of violence and espionage, and he learns shocking truths about two women in his ...
Style: serious, exciting, tense, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: crimes, espionage, murder, thief, diamonds, on the run, chase, rivalry, dishonesty, undercover, dealing with death, tough heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 8.6
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Coast Mafia (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Story: Shin, a good family friend and business partner of the DeLeon family, assumes his role as head of the Coast Mafia.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: gangsters, criminal heroes, family business, crimes, murder, money, mob
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.0
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Mission Park (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Four friends from the rough side of town grow apart when two are consumed by a life of crime, and the other two become FBI agents sent deep undercover - to bring down those childhood friends.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, captivating, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: special agents, working undercover, crimes, drug dealing, police officer, ambition, undercover, friendship, criminal heroes, law enforcement, right hand man, child ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Ultimate Heist (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The Malakian clan, a family of ruthless gangsters, controls the underworld of Southern France. At its head, the violent godfather Milo Malakian rules his world with an iron fist. His son and heir, Anton, dreams of breaking free and making his own ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, heist, armenian, revenge, gang, hopes, starting over, car theft, dishonesty, crimes, rivalry, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, riviera, south of france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.3
 378
Black (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A Senegalese bank-robber born and raised in France is getting over a disastrous heist. As he considers going straight, his cousin calls him from Dakar with an easy opportunity.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Plot: bank, interpol, criminal heroes, heist, crimes, escapades, crime gone awry, arms dealer, disorder, dishonesty, rivalry, diamond theft ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Auto Recovery (2008)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A heart warming story about three young men who specialize in recovering high end, expensive and well protected autos that are hard to retrieve due to lack of payments.
Style: captivating, exciting, suspense, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: crimes, buddies, heist, partners, car chase, dishonesty, car, rivalry, auto repair, friendship, criminal heroes, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 3.8
 2K
Kill Speed (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: KILL SPEED is a high-octane, youth oriented, TOP GUN meets FAST & FURIOUS tale about best friends who fly home-built, high-tech planes to deliver Mexican manufactured crystal meth throughout rural California in order to fund their Hollywood, ...
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: airplane, desert, drug dealing, partners, crimes, working undercover, buddies, criminal heroes, aerial combats, violence, drug dealer, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%