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The Magician (2005)
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The Magician (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Following the dealings of a Melbourne-based hitman Ray as seen through the eyes of his ex-neighbour and friend Max, an Italian film student. Max and his camera witness Ray's work life as it unfolds from day to day, giving an insight into a world we rarely see, and at the same time developing an unusual friendship with his subject.
Style: humorous, witty, suspenseful, talky, semi serious, clever, offbeat, biting, suspense, realistic
Plot: dark humor, hitman, murder, danger, witnessing a crime, crimes, artists and showbiz, filmmaking, crime, graphic violence, criminal heroes, deadly, profanity, film within a film
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, semi serious and humorous films with plots about crimes, crime, murder, deadly, danger, dark humor and graphic violence mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Magician: The Crimes That Bind (2020), Down Terrace (2009), That Day (2003), American Mobster (2010), Cut Bank (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Crimes That Bind (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Argentina
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When her son is accused of raping and trying to murder his ex-wife, Alicia embarks on a journey that will change her life forever.
Style: clever, realistic, suspense, suspenseful, talky ...
Plot: husband wife relationship, court, trial, mother, graphic violence, danger, murder, deadly, crimes, hitman, dark humor, prison ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina
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Down Terrace (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After serving jail time for a mysterious crime, Bill and Karl get out of jail and become preoccupied with figuring out who turned them in to the police. On top of that, the "family business" is on the rocks, and the motley crew of ...
Style: realistic, suspense, captivating, psychological, biting ...
Plot: family relations, murder, crimes, family business, snitch, suburbs, parents and children, dark humor, uncover truth, gang, release from prison, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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That Day (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A father (Michel Piccoli) is scheming to have his slightly mental daughter from an earlier marriage (Elsa Zylberstein) killed by allowing a murderous psychopath (Bernard Giraudeau) to be released from the asylum and led to his house. However, the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, mind bending, witty ...
Plot: murder, family in crisis, serial killer, family problems, hitman, couples, family life, crimes, deadly, double murder, mental illness, dark humor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: switzerland
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American Mobster (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Nick Romano is a young Italian American fighting his own personal demons. He's got a chip on his shoulder and a lot to prove. Teamed with his crazy but always loyal partner Carlo, the two small time hoods are on the streets trying to hustle and ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: gangsters, criminal heroes, crimes, couples, curses spells and rituals, mafia, italian american, crime, sex scene, sex
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: miami, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Cut Bank (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: 25 year-old Dwayne McLaren, a former athlete turned auto mechanic, dreams of getting out of tiny Cut Bank, Montana the coldest town in America. But his effort to do so sets in moton a deadly series of events that change his life and the life of the ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, semi serious, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: murder, small town, witnessing a crime, crimes, dishonesty, disorder, witness, cons and scams, nothing goes right, small town life, deadly, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, montana
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41%
Little Fish, Strange Pond (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Mr. Jack and Sweet Stephen cruise aimlessly through the streets of LA speculating about life, death, divine will and the force of power that predetermines their existence. Mr. Jack attempts to illustrate to his sidekick the delicate and natural ...
Style: talky, humorous, semi serious, offbeat, dark
Plot: murder, police detective, track down, law enforcement, police investigation, serial killer, mentally unstable, tough law enforcer, crimes, dark humor, drugs/alcohol, guilt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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The Ministers (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A NYPD detective attempts to avenge the death of her father, but unwittingly becomes involved with one of his killers.
Style: tense, serious, captivating, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: crimes, vengeance, danger, rivalry, profanity, law enforcement, deadly, unlikely couple, murder, graphic violence, romancing a criminal, strong violent content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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36%
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Stratos (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Greece, Germany, Cyprus
Duration: 137 min.
Story: At age 19, Stratos committed a crime of passion. He spent half his life in prison, where underground boss Leonidas took him under his wing. One day during a rival gang attack, Leonidas saved his life. Stratos never forgot this. A free man now, ...
Style: tense, serious, captivating, psychological, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, crimes, tunnel, danger, forced into action, redemption, save the day, curse, crime, criminal heroes, master criminal, bakery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Jack Irish: Black Tide (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Life's gone pear-shaped for Jack Irish. He's back to takeaway Chinese for one after his girlfriend Linda abandoned him for a career in Sydney, a flashy Brisvegas type is muscling in on the racetrack action, and his cabinet-making still ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: private detective, missing person, investigation, mystery, intrigue, uncover truth, crimes, dishonesty, danger, crime, who done it, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, melbourne australia
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Salvo (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A hitman for the Sicilian Mafia, Salvo is solitary, cold and ruthless. When he sneaks into a house to eliminate a man, he discovers Rita, a young blind girl who powerlessly stands by while her brother is assassinated. Salvo tries to close those ...
Style: tense, atmospheric, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: hitman, gang war, crimes, murder, danger, mafia, blind girl, romance, fall in love, blind woman, couples, solitary ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, sicily
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Gravity (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The story of a seemingly settled bank employee who breaks the shackles of his everyday life and becomes a wanderer between worlds. Frederik is an up-and-coming young bank employee who lives an ordinary life. When a bank customer, whom Frederik has ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: heist, disorder, life turned upside down, buddies, crimes, unlikely criminals, dark humor, partners, criminal heroes, dishonesty, suicide by gunshot, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Vares: Gambling Chip (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Finland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Jussi Vares falls in love with a beautiful brunette - only to lose her in a horrible way. After dating Sole a few weeks, her body is found in a bird-watching tower. The investigations come to a standstill, until Vares promises to solve a mystery of ...
Style: semi serious, mind bending, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: hitman, private detective, love and romance, danger, investigation, fall in love, deadly, crimes, law enforcement, murder investigation, assassin, private investigator ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: finland
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30%
The Love Crimes of Gillian Guess (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A woman becomes romantically involved with a murder defendant while she is a juror in his trial.
Style: suspense, semi serious, cynical, experimental, contemplative ...
Plot: couples, legal, legal investigation, deadly, crimes, artists and showbiz, murder, courtroom drama, parents and children, scandal, sexual relations, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
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A Cab for Three (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Chile
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A taxi driver is given a difficult choice from 2 small time crooks: drive them around while they rob, or get locked up in the trunk.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, semi serious, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: taxi, teenage life, moral dilemma, introspection, partners, reluctant partners, life is a bitch, unlikely criminals, criminal heroes, misfit, crime, dark humor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chile, latin america, santiago de chile, santiago chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Mr Inbetween (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 30 min.
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Story: Ray Shoesmith is a father, ex-husband, boyfriend and best friend: tough roles to juggle in the modern age. Even harder when you’re a criminal for hire.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, hitman, mercenary, violence, betrayal, murder, fight scenes, organized crime, secret past, danger, adventure, family drama ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Wish You Were Dead (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Two bad women fight over one man in a back-stabbing, money-grabbing, insurance-hustling, double-dealing, two-timing caper.
Style: suspenseful, humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: opposites attract, hitman, fish out of water, dark humor, social relations, couples, fall in love, love affair, crimes, crime, dishonesty, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Ginostra (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Italy, USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: An FBI Agent from America and his bride and young child travel to the Sicilian island of Ginostra to solve the murder of a key witness.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, island, investigation, life is a bitch, orphan, mystery, law enforcement, dishonesty, crimes, danger, family in danger, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, sicily, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.0
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Bloodlines (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: After Elaine Hopkin is found dead, apparent an OD suicide, her firstborn Mark wouldn't even inform his dad James Hopkin, who was locked up for murder. Kid sister Justine, a cocky uniformed cop, goes visit him, only to learn he was just ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, rough
Plot: investigation, murder, mystery, law enforcement, dishonesty, danger, crimes, deadly, intrigue, rivalry, righting the wronged, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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The Living (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After an alcohol induced blacked-out night of drinking, Teddy discovers he has severely beaten his wife, Molly. As he attempts to redeem himself to her she must decide whether or not she will take him back as her mother, Angela, continuously ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, serious, suspense, realistic
Plot: danger, siblings relations, crime gone awry, hitman, deadly, crimes, disorder, crime, brutality, mental illness, revenge, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Young Poisoner's Handbook (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A sinister tale of genius gone wrong, The Young Poisoner's Handbook chronicles a young man's descent into madness against the absurd backdrop of suburban English life. Hugh O'Conor plays Graham Young, a schoolboy from the London ...
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, semi serious, cynical ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, poison, mental institution, psychiatrist, friends, family relations, family problems, friendship, parents and children, teenage life, death in the family ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Killer Housewives (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In Madrid, Azu's husband Filipe is smug and boorish, but it's his money she slips to family members constantly in need of cash and that she uses to buy gifts for her lover, Pablo. Things start to fall apart when Pablo wants to leave her ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sexy, sexual ...
Plot: murder, paranoia, love triangle, couples, psychopath, family problems, crime, crimes, deadly, love and romance, dark humor, mentally challenged ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Devil's Teardrop (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a man known only as "The Digger" opens fire in a train station many are left dead. The only clue the FBI has is a hand written letter with demands on it. Agent Margurete needs help analyzing it and the best is retired specialist ...
Style: serious, captivating, tense, psychological, rough ...
Plot: crimes, mystery, hitman, danger, law enforcement, special agents, murder, rivalry, deadly, crime, criminal heroes, female director ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Jerry and Tom (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Tom and Jerry are two hit men, they work by day at a third-rate second-hand car dealership. Tom is a veteran and Jerry is a novice in their business, and their attitude toward their profession differs a lot. It shows when Tom is required to kill his ...
Style: clever, talky, witty, humorous, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: hitman, film within a film, murder, dark humor, hidden identity, odd couple, friends, disorder, retiring, apprentice, wild ride, career change ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Snowman's Land (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When the wife of a crime boss is accidentally killed, the hit man who was hired to protect the remote house in which she was living tries to keep her death under wraps. Fearing vengeance from the gangster, he's soon locked in a fight for ...
Style: suspenseful, humorous, realistic, serious, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime gone awry, nothing goes right, hitman, dark humor, danger, mission gone awry, disorder, crimes, graphic violence, mountain, crime, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
To Love and Die (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A fun-loving 30-something (Shiri Appleby) with abandonment issues becomes convinced that her dating problems will be resolved if she can only track down the father she never knew. When she finds him (Tim Matheson), she discovers that he's an ...
Style: semi serious, captivating, suspense, tense, exciting ...
Plot: hitman, crimes, family relations, danger, parents and children, father daughter reunion, female protagonist, murder, rivalry, friendship, escapades, female killer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Jack Irish: Dead Point (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia, Germany
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Jack Irish is thrown into a world of club owners, drug dealers and killers when he is hired by a judge to find a mysterious red book.
Style: suspenseful, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: nightclub, investigation, private detective, danger, uncover truth, crimes, mystery, who done it, drug dealer, sexual content, crime, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Let's Sin (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Turkey
Duration: 110 min.
Story: There is a murder while at prayer. Selman Bulut, the imam of mosque, starts to investigate the murder and faces with people in the neighborhood.
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: investigation, amateur detective, who done it, crimes, murder, religions or cults, parents and children, mystery, deadly, father daughter relationship, murder mystery, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Hotel Oasis (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Music
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The life of motel owner is turned upside down by a femme-fatale lounge singer and her abusive manager.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, cynical, witty ...
Plot: crimes, murder, cons and scams, dark humor, disorder, nothing goes right, deadly, unlikely criminals, dishonesty, twins, fatal accident, sister sister relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Man on the Train (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada, Ireland
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A mysterious criminal rolls into a small town planning to knock off the local bank, assuming it will go off without a hitch. But when he encounters a retired poetry professor, his plans take an unlikely turn. With no place to stay, the professor ...
Style: humorous, atmospheric, witty, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, crimes, mysterious character, human nature, bittersweet, partners, small town, bank robbery, professor, chance meeting, heist, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Jack Irish: Bad Debts (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jack Irish is a man getting his life back together again. A former criminal lawyer whose world imploded, he now spends his days as a part-time investigator, debt collector, apprentice cabinet maker, punter and sometime lover - the complete man ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating
Plot: investigation, uncover truth, private detective, mystery, haunted by the past, danger, crimes, down on your luck, crime, who done it, graphic violence, sexual content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%