Movies like The Highwaymen

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The Highwaymen (2019)
 6.9
 52K
The Highwaymen (2019)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: In 1934, Frank Hamer and Manny Gault, two former Texas Rangers, are commissioned to put an end to the wave of vicious crimes perpetrated by Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, a notorious duo of infamous robbers and cold-blooded killers who nevertheless are worshiped by the public.
Style: slang
Plot: texas ranger, fbi, bank robber, legendary hero, criminal gang, gambling, politics, singing, politician, song, singer, bartender, reprisal, corruption, retribution, great depression, moral dilemma, poker game, prison warden, gang member, damsel in distress, target practice, cold blooded killer, pain killer, manhunt
Time: 1930s
Place: texas, austin texas

Most similar movies to The Highwaymen

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, realistic, suspense and serious films with plots about murder, violence, corruption, storytelling, crimes, brutality and runaway mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Highwaymen: A Perfect World (1993), Thunderheart (1992), The Walker (2007), Molly's Game (2017), The Untouchables (1987). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
A Perfect World (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A kidnapped boy strikes up a friendship with his captor: an escaped convict on the run from the law, headed by an honorable U.S. Marshal.
Style: touching, sincere, road movie, suspense, bleak ...
Plot: kidnapping, hostage, criminal heroes, fugitives, friendship, manhunt, prison escape, moral ambiguity, violence, dysfunctional family, prison, runaway ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: texas, usa, alaska, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.8
 13K
Thunderheart (1992)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: An FBI man with Sioux background is sent to a reservation to help with a murder investigation, where he has to come to terms with his heritage.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, fbi, native american reservation, investigation, uncover truth, mystery, crimes, native american, haunted by the past, redemption, moral dilemma, special agents ...
Time: 70s
Place: south dakota, usa, india, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 5.8
 5K
The Walker (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA, UK, Isle Of Man
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An escort who caters to Washington D.C.'s society ladies becomes involved in a murder case.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: murder, investigation, politics, state affairs, hypocrisy, dishonesty, law enforcement, false accusation, crimes, lobbyist, husband wife relationship, gay ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: usa, washington d.c., virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 7.5
 109K
Molly's Game (2017)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: China, Canada, USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Molly Bloom, a young skier and former Olympic hopeful becomes a successful entrepreneur (and a target of an FBI investigation) when she establishes a high-stakes, international poker game.
Plot: female protagonist, poker, gambling, court, father daughter relationship, trial, lawyer, card playing, poker game, gambling house, sport competition, skiing ...
Place: new york, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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The Untouchables (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Young Treasury Agent Elliot Ness arrives in Chicago and is determined to take down Al Capone, but it's not going to be easy because Capone has the police in his pocket. Ness meets Jimmy Malone, a veteran patrolman and probably the most ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, serious, captivating, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: smuggling, mafia, organized crime, tough law enforcer, bribery, trial, crime, tough cop, gangsters, police investigation, fighting crime, partners against crime ...
Time: 1930s, 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 6.4
 430
Dillinger (1991)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Crime drama based on the real-life story of US gangster John Dillinger, who was hunted by the FBI after a string of armed bank robberies during the Great Depression. When Dillinger's attacks on banks threaten to make him a dangerous folk hero, ...
Plot: fbi, criminal gang, female criminal, criminal, gangster, bank robbery, bank robber, brunette
Time: 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Dolores Claiborne (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Dolores Claiborne was accused of killing her abusive husband twenty years ago, but the court's findings were inconclusive and she was allowed to walk free. Now she has been accused of killing her employer, Vera Donovan, and this time there is a ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: domestic violence, maid, murder, child abuse, island, investigation, incest, dysfunctional family, bank account, reporter, abusive father, accident ...
Time: 90s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Kill the Messenger (2014)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A reporter becomes the target of a vicious smear campaign that drives him to the point of suicide after he exposes the CIA's role in arming Contra rebels in Nicaragua and importing cocaine into California. Based on the true story of journalist ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, clever, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: journalism, investigation, drug dealing, uncover truth, life turned upside down, government agency, police corruption, state affairs, conspiracy, society, media, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: california, nicaragua, los angeles, latin america, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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King of the Roaring 20's: The Story of Arnold Rothstein (1961)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Gambler Arnold Rothstein (David Janssen) marries an actress (Dianne Foster), avenges his buddy (Mickey Rooney) and meets an underworld fate.
Style: slang
Plot: machine gun, drive by shooting, violent death, ambush, tough cop, stock footage, bartender, damsel in distress, evil man, held at gunpoint, prohibition, beating ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.1
 32K
No Way Out (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Navy Lt. Tom Farrell meets a young woman, Susan Atwell , and they share a passionate fling. Farrell then finds out that his superior, Defense Secretary David Brice, is also romantically involved with Atwell. When the young woman turns up dead, ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, sexy, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: kgb, murder, military, political corruption, love triangle, army investigation, neo noir, danger, mystery, dangerous attraction, mysterious character, cold war ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: pentagon, usa, washington d.c., manila philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.7
 225K
Changeling (2008)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Christine Collins is overjoyed when her kidnapped son is brought back home. But when Christine suspects that the boy returned to her isn't her child, the police captain has her committed to an asylum.
Style: psychological, tense, sentimental, heartbreaking, disturbing ...
Plot: investigation, missing child, fighting the system, uncover truth, insanity, missing person, police, corruption, desperation, trial, loss of son, disorder ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century, 20s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, canada, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.7
 48K
Transsiberian (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, Spain, Lithuania
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A Trans-Siberian train journey from China to Moscow becomes a thrilling chase of deception and murder when an American couple encounters a mysterious pair of fellow travelers.
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, serious, twist ending ...
Plot: train, murder, crime, travel, couple relations, couples, train ride, sexual tension, marital problem, dishonesty, drugs, heroin ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia, siberia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Road to Perdition (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Mike Sullivan works as a hit man for crime boss John Rooney. Sullivan views Rooney as a father figure, however after his son is witness to a killing, Mike Sullivan finds himself on the run in attempt to save the life of his son and at the same time ...
Style: bleak, tense, serious, suspenseful, melancholic ...
Plot: gangsters, vengeance, criminal's revenge, hitman, manhunt, mafia, betrayal, great depression, death, loss of son, crime, crimes ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: illinois, usa, michigan, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.3
 138K
Mr. Brooks (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A psychological thriller about a man who is sometimes controlled by his murder-and-mayhem-loving alter ego.
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, rough, twists and turns ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, split personality, businessman, secret, police investigation, crimes, police detective, double life, law enforcement, criminal heroes, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, oregon, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.0
 10K
Bordertown (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The opening titles explain that American corporations are using the North American Free Trade Agreement by opening large maquiladoras right across the United States–Mexico border. The maquiladoras hire mostly Mexican women to work long hours for ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, rough, disturbing, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: journalist, murder, factory worker, investigation, factory, corruption, police investigation, uncover truth, protagonist as suspect, police corruption, rapist, sexual abuse ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: mexico, latin america, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.4
 50K
Solace (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A psychic doctor, John Clancy, works with an FBI special agent in search of a serial killer.
Style: twist ending, surprise ending, suspense, psychological, intense ...
Plot: psychic, serial killer, fbi, supernatural, brutality, chase, hospital, police investigation, prophet, shooting a police officer, crime, brainwashing ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Minus Man (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The Minus Man is a 1999 film based on the novel by Lew McCreary. It was directed by Hampton Fancher, who also wrote the screenplay. The film centers on a psychotic killer whom Fancher describes as "a cross between Psycho's Norman Bates, ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, clever, captivating, offbeat ...
Plot: serial killer, small town, crimes, dangerous attraction, psychopath, couples, deadly, drugs/alcohol, violence, murder, death, digging a grave ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: vancouver british columbia canada, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
A Bullet for Pretty Boy (1970)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A biography of Charles "Pretty Boy" Floyd, a gangster who started his career at a young age after seeking revenge for his father's murder.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, tragic ending
Plot: prostitute, bank robber, crime, gangsters, folk hero, rivalry, sexual relations, crimes, clergy, on the run, survival, vengeance ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: oklahoma, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Movie in collections
 6.1
 7K
Palmetto (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A recently released ex-con gets involved in a fake kidnapping scheme that turns very real.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, femme fatale, police investigation, scam, crime, mystery, frame up, murder, who done it, political corruption, law enforcement, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.4
 3K
City of Lies (2018)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Los Angeles Police Department detective Russell Poole has spent years trying to solve his biggest case -- the murders of The Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur -- but after two decades, the investigation remains open. Jack Jackson, a reporter ...
Plot: true crime, rap, corrupt cop, newspaper clipping, police officer killed, singing in a car, dirty cop, split lip, police corruption, year 1997, fbi agent, undercover agent ...
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.4
 4K
Kansas City (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Robert Altman's story is a riff on race, class, and power cross-cuts between the two kidnappings and the background of corrupt politics and virtuoso jazz music. It all takes place in Kansas City in 1934.
Style: atmospheric, talky, realistic, offbeat, serious ...
Plot: kidnapping, nightclub, gambling, jazz music, politician, election, gangsters, crime, politics, unlikely criminals, crimes, cons and scams ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: usa, kansas, missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.3
 53K
Criminal (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Bulgaria
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Bill Pope is a CIA agent on a mission in London tracking down a shadowy hacker nicknamed "The Dutchman." When he gets mysteriously ambushed and killed, an experimental procedure is used to transfer his memories into dangerous ex-convict ...
Style: suspense, exciting, disturbing, intense, rough ...
Plot: cia, convict, memory, espionage, surveillance, chase, criminal, brutality, death, prison, prisoner, deception ...
Time: 2010s
Place: delaware, big ben london, west virginia, london, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Book of Numbers (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Two waiters in Depression-era Arkansas get involved in the numbers racket.
Plot: great depression, gambling, waiter, depression
Place: arkansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A man robs a bank to pay for his lover's operation; it turns into a hostage situation and a media circus.
Style: tense, suspenseful, captivating, disturbing, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bank, fbi, police, crime, hostage, one day, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, bank robbery, nothing goes right, disorder, heist ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1972
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.9
 11K
Billy Bathgate (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In the year 1935, a teen named Billy Bathgate finds first love while becoming the protégé of fledgling gangster Dutch Schultz.
Style: stylized, suspenseful, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: gangsters, jury, crime, coming of age, wanted, couples, rivalry, crimes, bribery, dangerous attraction, rise to the top, criminal heroes ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.0
 264K
Public Enemies (2009)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Depression-era bank robber John Dillinger's charm and audacity endear him to much of America's downtrodden public, but he's also a thorn in the side of J. Edgar Hoover and the fledgling FBI. Desperate to capture the elusive outlaw, ...
Style: serious, rough, atmospheric, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, bank robbery, master criminal, criminal heroes, shooting, crime, gunfight, chase, organized crime, special agents, fbi, incompetent police ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: usa, illinois, romania, south dakota, arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Pelican Brief (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Two Supreme Court Justices have been assassinated. One lone law student has stumbled upon the truth. An investigative journalist wants her story. Everybody else wants her dead.
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, captivating, serious ...
Plot: political conspiracy, state affairs, murder, political corruption, politics, fighting the system, crime, supreme court, professor, investigation, fbi, uncover truth ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new orleans, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Shock and Awe (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A group of journalists covering George Bush's planned invasion of Iraq in 2003 are skeptical of the presidents claim that Saddam Hussein has "weapons of mass destruction."
Style: factual, suspenseful, tense, suspense, brutal
Audience: boys' night
Plot: iraq war, conspiracy, reporter, newspaper, expose, investigative journalism, journalist, heroic mission, politics, propaganda, violent, political ...
Time: 2000s
Place: iraq, pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Bonnie and Clyde is based on the true stories of the gangster pair Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow who in the 1930s began robbing banks in U.S. cities until they were eventually killed. The film is a major landmark in the aesthetic movement known as ...
Style: disturbing, exciting, suspenseful, captivating, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lovers on the run, gang, criminal heroes, crimes, on the road, heist, chase, murderous pair, fugitives, love and romance, partners, bank robbery ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, 1960s
Place: texas, usa, missouri, oklahoma, dallas texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.3
 55K
True Story (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A drama centered around the relationship between journalist Michael Finkel and Christian Longo, an FBI Most Wanted List murderer who for years lived outside the U.S. under Finkel's name.
Style: psychological, captivating, twists and turns, serious, surprise ending ...
Plot: journalist, prison visit, prison, uncover truth, crimes, criminal heroes, moral dilemma, journalism, murder, under the surface, mistaken identity, unlikely partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%