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King of Thieves (2018)
 5.6
 4K
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: robbery, elderly, burglary, crime, gang, jewelry, diamonds, british, historical event, heist, one last job, diamond theft, elderly man, paranoia, mistrust, police surveillance, downfall, technophobia, death of wife, 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, suspenseful and rough films with plots about crime, robbery, crimes, heist, murder, criminal heroes and gangsters mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like King of Thieves: Not for, or Against (2003), Deadfall (1968), Blood and Wine (1996), Flawless (2007), Shiner (2000). 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, realistic, rough, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gang, robbery, money, jewelry, crimes, criminal, violence, betrayal, murder, bank, french ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france, cannes
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.8
 625
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
Plot: heist, burglar, concert hall, jewel thief, mansion, break in, crime, gays and lesbians, hidden identity, gay, unlikely partners, rehabilitation ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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: clever, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: heist, crime gone awry, robbery, murder, fight, love, crime, dysfunctional family, neo-noir, nanny, safecracker, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.8
 21K
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, clever, tense, suspense, serious ...
Plot: criminal's revenge, criminal heroes, perfect crime, unlikely criminals, diamond theft, gem, redemption, heist, life philosophy, investigation, workplace, theft ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1960
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Movie in collections
 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, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Plot: athlete's life, crime, gang, vengeance, crimes, rivalry, gangsters, down on your luck, ambition, dishonesty, limousine, male nudity ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: serious, clever, realistic, gloomy, french noir ...
Plot: robbery, prison, master criminal, heist, betrayal, one last job, crime, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, gangsters, on the run, tough heroes ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, france, marseille, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.8
 300
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, hitman, assassination, dead child, death of child, thief, cat, revenge, car accident, murder, machine gun, manslaughter
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.7
 1K
Once a Thief (1965)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A young ex-con trying to go straight gets caught up in another criminal scheme.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, stylized, suspense
Plot: heist, robbery, crime, criminal heroes, crimes, gang, going straight, siblings relations, hopes, law enforcement, rivalry, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Movie in collections
 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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: heist, crime, criminal heroes, crimes, love, fbi, runaway, crime gone awry, lovers on the run, couple relations, chases and races, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1991
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.2
 349
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: prison, crime, crimes, deadly, jail, gang, store, gangsters, heist, restaurant, murder, psychopath ...
Time: 70s
Place: italy, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: serious, tense, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: on the run, crime, couple relations, heist, criminal heroes, crimes, partners, couples, romancing a criminal, underwear, bank, handcuffs ...
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ 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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, criminal heroes, crime, crimes, revenge, gang, gangsters, starting over, parents and children, tough heroes, dishonesty, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, southern france, riviera
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.3
 258
Cool Breeze (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A paroled crook masterminds a $3 million jewelry theft to fund a bank for businessmen.
Plot: heist, robbery, muscleman, wound, tunnel, fistfight, church, tv interview, woman in a bikini, lieutenant, diamond theft, jewel theft ...
Place: california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.3
 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: bleak, realistic, tense, serious, rough ...
Plot: gang, friendship, crime, robbery, best friends, coming of age, betrayal, parent child relationship, slum, brazilian, father figure, street gang ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.4
 148K
Layer Cake (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When a seemingly straight-forward drug deal goes awry, XXXX has to break his die-hard rules and turn up the heat, not only to outwit the old regime and come out on top, but to save his own skin...
Style: realistic, stylized, twists and turns, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cocaine, drug dealing, violence, murder, hitman, drug lord, neo noir, betrayal, organized crime, crime, cafe, kidnapping ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 90s, 1960s ...
Place: england, london, europe, netherlands, zurich switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.3
 26K
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, realistic, emotional, serious, rough ...
Plot: gang, redemption, police, murder, criminal, baby, slum, fight, urban ghetto life, violence, crime, bully ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south africa, africa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, sincere ...
Plot: friends, friendship, heist, drug addiction, infidelity, tough law enforcer, buddies, crime, drugs/alcohol, haunted by the past, criminal heroes, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.9
 479
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: rough, serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, criminal heroes, gang, heist, chases and races, crimes, police investigation, gangsters, chase, dishonesty, law enforcement, robbery ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Stone of Destiny (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Tells of the daring heist of The Stone of Destiny in the 1950s by a charming group of idealistic Scottish undergraduates, whose action rekindled Scottish nationalistic pride.
Style: exciting, semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching
Plot: heist, nationalism, folk hero, human spirit, patriotism, rebelliousness, crime, rebellion, rivalry, state affairs, politics, against the odds ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: scotland, england, europe, london, glasgow scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: serious, realistic, touching
Plot: parole officer, prison, bank robbery, murder, friendship, crime gone awry, crime, going straight, jewel robbery, police, robbery, parolee ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, los angeles, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Blood Brothers (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Blood Brothers- While coming of age in the inner city, Darryl Crawford, a young African-American man, witnesses a gang-related murder and is horrified to discover that his beloved older brother Sly is one of the perps. Darryl grapples with his ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Plot: gang, murder, urban, crime, urban ghetto, juvenile delinquency, social misfits, witnessing a crime, legal action, siblings relations, family life, crimes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.0
 422
Payroll (1961)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A vicious gang of crooks plan to steal the wages of a local factory, but their carefully laid plans go wrong, when the factory employs an armoured van to carry the cash. The gang still go ahead with the robbery, but when the driver of the armoured ...
Style: british noir
Plot: robbery, neo-noir, factory, ambush, heist, armored truck, female nudity
Place: northern england
⇓ 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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: murder, sheriff, robbery, on the run, criminal heroes, on the road, unlikely partners, crime, theft, bank, adventure, chases and races ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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: surreal, dark humor, talky, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: restaurant, cheating wife, gangsters, strong sexual content, cook, cannibalism, spouse killer, love affair, cooking, crime boss, infidelity, crime ...
Time: 20th century, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: gang, drug dealing, prison, crime, juvenile delinquency, urban ghetto life, coming of age, crimes, society, murder, youth, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, south central los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 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: coming of age, death of son, robbery, prison sentence, social worker, crime, music
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.3
 49K
Sexy Beast (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Spain
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The idyllic life of retired safecracker Gal is put at risk when a psychotic gangster from his past arrives at his villa in southern Spain, intent on bringing him out of retirement for one last job.
Style: stylized, brutal, clever, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, safecracker, violence, retired, psychopath, murder, hunting, crime, gangsters, one last job, gay slur, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: spain, england, europe, london, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.1
 127K
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, clever, serious, captivating, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bar, crime, gangsters, organized crime, robbery, hitman, catholic, church, blackmail, bartender, crimes, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, boston, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.8
 110K
The Score (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: An aging thief hopes to retire and live off his ill-gotten wealth when a young kid convinces him into doing one last heist.
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: safecracker, betrayal, heist, one last job, robbery, crime, stewardess, thief, blueprint, surveillance camera, cons and scams, laser ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, robbery, drugs, gangster, gun, police, drunkenness, sex, hoodie, street gang, affair ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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