Movies like King of Thieves

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King of Thieves (2018)
 5.5
 6K
King of Thieves (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A caper film about the unlikely gang of retirees that pulled off the daring Hatton Garden jewellery heist of 2015.
Style: based on true events, captivating, light, ironic
Plot: burglary, robbery, elderly, crime, gang, jewelry, british, diamonds, historical event, one last job, elderly man, bank robbery, paranoia, mistrust, arrest, widower, police surveillance, ends with biographical notes, heist, downfall, technophobia, death of wife, diamond theft, accomplice

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Most similar movies to King of Thieves

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, rough and suspenseful films with plots about crime, crimes, robbery, criminal heroes, murder, gangsters and gangster mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like King of Thieves: Not for, or Against (2003), Deadfall (1968), Vera Drake (2004), Shiner (2000), City of Men (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Not for, or Against (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: "Ni Pour, Ni Contre" tracks the fall of a young TV camerawoman, Caty, after she becomes involved with a group of petty criminals and their enigmatic leader, Jean. The gang lives hand-to-mouth until the day Jean plans a daring bank robbery. ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gang, money, jewelry, robbery, prostitute, criminal heroes, dishonesty, crimes, crime, violence, bank ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, cannes
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.8
 663
Deadfall (1968)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Cat burglar Henry Clarke and his accomplices the Moreaus attempt to steal diamonds from the chateau of millionaire Salinas.
Style: serious, realistic, british noir
Plot: heist, love triangle, gay, concert hall, jewel thief, break in, burglar, mansion, crimes, gays and lesbians, love and romance, crime ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 7.7
 22K
Vera Drake (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Abortionist Vera Drake finds her beliefs and practices clash with the mores of 1950s Britain – a conflict that leads to tragedy for her family.
Style: bleak, realistic, sincere, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: unwanted pregnancy, neighbor, abortion, pregnancy, rape, injustice, female protagonist, tailor, miscarriage, women's prison, police, working class ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: england, europe, burma, korea, hamburg germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.0
 2K
Shiner (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The past catches up with a ruthlessly ambitious boxing promoter.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Plot: dishonesty, ambition, crimes, athlete's life, crime, down on your luck, gangsters, gang, rivalry, vengeance, male nudity, promoter ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Movie in collections
 7.2
 14K
City of Men (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Best buddies Acerola and Laranjinha, about to turn 18, discover things about their missing fathers' pasts which will shatter their solid friendship, in the middle of a war between rival drug gangs from Rio's favelas.
Style: realistic, bleak, tense, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: gang, friendship, drug lord, robbery, betrayal, crime, coming of age, social problems, urban ghetto, ex convict, youth, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Blood and Wine (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A man who has failed as a father and husband commits a heist to make money for his fledging business, but things become complicated when his wife interferes.
Style: tense, clever, suspenseful, rough, gloomy ...
Plot: heist, crime gone awry, dysfunctional family, robbery, murder, safecracker, nanny, fight, love, crime, neo-noir, couples ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
In the Line of Duty: Blaze of Glory (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Former marine and cop Jeff Erickson starts a new life after meeting his dream girl, Jill, running a bookshop, until they decide to become the modern Bonnie and Clyde. Learning on the job the hard way, Jeff becomes famous through media-coverage, ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, captivating, tense ...
Plot: criminal heroes, couple relations, crimes, crime, on the run, heist, couples, partners, romancing a criminal, bank robbery, chemist, handcuffs ...
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.3
 27K
Thug (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, South Africa
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The South African multi-award winning film about a young South African boy from the ghetto named Tsotsi, meaning Gangster. Tsotsi, who left home as a child to get away from helpless parents, finds a baby in the back seat of a car that he has just ...
Style: bleak, emotional, realistic, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: gang, redemption, bully, robbery, fight, slum, baby, criminal, police, murder, urban ghetto life, poverty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south africa, africa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Movie in collections
 4.8
 310
Slayground (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Stone (Peter Coyote) hits an armored truck without his usual driver. The ensuing getaway leads to the death of an innocent. The payback is swift and brutal. The wronged father hires a twisted, sociopathic assassin to avenge his loss. One by one the ...
Plot: robbery, revenge, car accident, machine gun, manslaughter, murder, cat, thief, hitman, death of child, assassination, dead child
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
South Central (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A man is put to prison for 10 years. Coming out of prison he wants to live a normal life and stop with crime but his son has yet followed the criminal path of his father.
Style: captivating, rough, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: prison, gang, drug dealing, murder, youth, society, crimes, urban ghetto life, crime, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, coming of age ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, south central los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Netherlands, UK, France
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The wife of a barbaric crime boss engages in a secretive romance with a gentle bookseller between meals at her husband's restaurant. Food, colour coding, sex, murder, torture and cannibalism are the exotic fare in this beautifully filmed but ...
Style: stylized, talky, surreal, dark humor, sexual ...
Plot: restaurant, cheating wife, cannibalism, gangsters, cook, strong sexual content, spouse killer, infidelity, crime, crumbling marriage, vicious, sexism ...
Time: 20th century, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.2
 361
Crazy Joe (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The rise and fall of a Mafia gangster, based on the life of murdered New York gangster "Crazy" Joey Gallo.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, bleak, rough ...
Plot: prison, restaurant, heist, psychopath, gang, society, store, crime, crimes, criminal heroes, murder, godparent ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.8
 22K
Flawless (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Luxembourg
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A female executive (Demi Moore) and a night janitor (Michael Caine) conspire to commit a daring diamond heist from their mutual employer, The London Diamond Corporation.
Style: suspenseful, tense, clever, suspense, serious ...
Plot: diamond theft, criminal heroes, unlikely criminals, criminal's revenge, heist, theft, gem, perfect crime, redemption, life philosophy, investigation, workplace ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1960
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.1
 131K
The Drop (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Bob Saginowski finds himself at the center of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighborhood's past where friends, families, and foes all work together to make a living - no matter the cost.
Style: tense, serious, captivating, twists and turns, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bar, organized crime, crime, danger, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, fall in love, robbery, hitman, crime boss, gangsters, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.3
 10K
Rob the Mob (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The true-life story of a crazy-in-love Queens couple who robbed a series of mafia social clubs and got away with it… for a while… until they stumble upon a score bigger than they ever planned and become targets of both the mob and the FBI.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, suspenseful
Plot: heist, lovers on the run, love and romance, criminal heroes, crime gone awry, couples, partners, wanted, chases and races, crimes, crime, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1991
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.2
 80K
Harry Brown (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An elderly ex-serviceman and widower looks to avenge his best friend's murder by doling out his own form of justice.
Style: bleak, tense, realistic, rough, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: loneliness, vigilantism, murder, gang, chess, veteran, juvenile delinquency, social decay, widower, crime, vengeance, oldtimer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, europe, london, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Ultimate Heist (2009)
Genre: 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: exciting, realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, crime, crimes, criminal heroes, hopes, gangsters, dishonesty, starting over, rivalry, gang, family relations, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, riviera, southern france
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Abusing Protocol (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Story: After the death of his brother (Tommy), RJ moves in with Gang Leader (Cane) and quickly finds himself wrapped up in a world of abuse and drugs. Local businessman (Dave) is watching the things he loves disappear in front of his very eyes. What ...
Plot: violence, gang, affair, robbery, gang leader, street gang, hoodie, drugs, gun, police, gangster, drunkenness ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Movie in collections
 8.6
 617K
City of God (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Brazil, France
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Cidade de Deus is a shantytown that started during the 1960s and became one of Rio de Janeiro’s most dangerous places in the beginning of the 1980s. To tell the story of this place, the movie describes the life of various characters, all seen by ...
Style: rough, disturbing, bleak, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: gang, crimes, drug dealing, juvenile delinquency, urban ghetto life, social decay, society, coming of age, poverty, gang war, journalism, criminal heroes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Second Breath (1966)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 150 min.
Story: With his customary restraint and ruthless attention to detail, director Jean-Pierre Melville follows the parallel tracks of French underworld criminal Gu (the inimitable Lino Ventura), escaped from prison and roped into one last robbery, and the ...
Style: exciting, serious, stylized, clever, atmospheric ...
Plot: heist, betrayal, one last job, master criminal, robbery, prison, rivalry, crime gone awry, chases and races, crimes, criminal heroes, crime ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, france, paris france, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.4
 626
B.U.S.T.E.D (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Everybody Loves Sunshine (released in the United States as B.U.S.T.E.D.), is a 1999 British independent film written and directed by Andrew Goth, and starring Rachel Shelley, David Bowie and Goldie. In the Pepperhill Estate of Manchester, an ...
Style: rough, tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, gangsters, criminal's revenge, going straight, urban, gang, rivalry, crime, hopes, criminal heroes, friends, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Straight Time (1978)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: After being released on parole, a burglar attempts to go straight, get a regular job, and just go by the rules. He soon finds himself back in jail at the hands of a power-hungry parole officer.
Style: realistic, serious, touching
Plot: parole officer, prison, friendship, bank robbery, murder, heist, crime gone awry, life is a bitch, crimes, down on your luck, friends, criminal heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, los angeles, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.1
 2K
The Actors (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK, Germany, Ireland
Duration: 91 min.
Story: During the run of a particularly awful interpretation of Richard III, the star, Anthony O'Malley, begins to frequent a rough pub to develop his character. He meets Barreller who he discovers owes someone he's never met a considerable sum ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, offbeat, realistic
Plot: debt, disguise, elderly, hidden identity, parole officer, aging, make believe, dishonesty, gangsters, criminal's revenge, disorder, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, ireland, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.3
 321
Urban Hymn (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Set against the backdrop of the 2011 UK summer riots, Jamie, a young female offender who possesses a remarkable voice, meets a determined social worker who inspires her to use it.
Plot: social worker, prison sentence, robbery, coming of age, death of son, music, crime
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.1
 1K
Top Dog (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Hooligan boss Billy Evans has it all - a successful business, a beautiful family and respect on the terraces. But when he clashes with gangster Mickey over a backstreet proetection racket, Billy soon finds himself out of his depth as they look to ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, ambition, downfall, criminal heroes, drugs/alcohol, blind ambition, crime, unfulfillment, crimes, rivalry, urban
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.9
 498
The Gang (1977)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In 1945, as World War Two comes to a close, five small time crooks unite to form a gang. After several bold robberies they become notorious as "the front-wheel drive gang". The police attempt to stop their crime spree with little success, ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, crimes, chases and races, crime, gangsters, dishonesty, police investigation, heist, chase, gang, law enforcement, marriage ...
Time: 40s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Bobbie Jo and the Outlaw (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A young country-star wannabe takes off from her carhop career to join with a young, modern Billy the Kid wannabe for an adventure in theft, murder and mayhem.
Style: realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful, serious
Plot: murder, on the run, robbery, sheriff, chases and races, criminal heroes, chaos and mayhem, partners, deadly, dishonesty, disorder, heist ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.4
 12K
Mona Lisa (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: George is a small-time crook just out of prison who discovers his tough-guy image is out of date. Reduced to working as a minder/driver for high class call girl Simone, he has to agree when she asks him to find a young colleague from her King's ...
Style: realistic, touching, gloomy, rough, serious ...
Plot: prostitute, pimp, chauffeur, crime, gangsters, friendship, redemption, crimes, unfulfilled love, hopes, society, social differences ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, london, europe, brighton
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.7
 109K
This Is England (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A story about a troubled boy growing up in England, set in 1983. He comes across a few skinheads on his way home from school, after a fight. They become his new best friends even like family. Based on experiences of director Shane Meadows.
Style: bleak, rough, realistic, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: racism, gang, vandalism, skinhead, childhood, juvenile delinquency, youth, coming of age, violence, racial slur, ex convict, bully ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, northern england, woodstock
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
What Doesn't Kill You (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Two childhood friends from South Boston turn to crime as a way to get by, ultimately causing a strain in their personal lives and their friendship.
Style: rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious, sincere ...
Plot: friends, friendship, drug addiction, heist, infidelity, tough law enforcer, family problems, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, drugs/alcohol, crime, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%