Movies like Stakeout!

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Stakeout! (1962)
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Stakeout! (1962)
Genre: Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: After serving three years in prison for a bank robbery, Joe Dasco is released and reunited with his son. Together they both go looking for work in the Texas oil fields. Not being able to hold a steady honest job, Joe Dasco along with a few men that he befriends along the way attempt to kidnap an oil baron's son. The kidnapping fails and Joe Dasco is shot and killed. His son Joey is then left alone but inherits what his father fought and died for.
Style: thought provoking, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing, psychotronic
Plot: confined, kidnapping, parents and children, injustice, life is a bitch, against the odds, starting over, hopes, unemployment, dishonesty, going straight, oil, father son relationship, ex convict
Time: 60s
Place: texas, usa

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Most similar movies to Stakeout!

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, rough and suspenseful films with plots about crimes, crime, dishonesty, life is a bitch, murder, injustice and deadly mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Stakeout!: Once Fallen (2010), Sins of the Father (2002), Amber's Story (2006), The Black Godfather (1974), Perfect Witness (1989). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Once Fallen (2010)
Genre: Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When Chance (Brian Presley) returns home after five years in jail, he is determined to escape his past, start a new life and make peace with his father, (Ed Harris, Golden Globe® winner), who is the head of the Aryan Brotherhood prison gang and ...
Style: captivating, serious, tense, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: crimes, starting over, fall in love, family relations, estrangement, hopes, gangsters, family life, love and romance, parents and children, crime, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Sins of the Father (2002)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In 1965 a bomb was planted in a Church in Alabama, killing four black girls. Thirty years later, Tom Cherry breaks his silence to discredit his father's alibi for the night in question.
Style: emotional, rough, disturbing, realistic, serious ...
Plot: racism, investigation, moral dilemma, introspection, haunted by the past, parents and children, injustice, legal, society, crimes, rebellion, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alabama, usa, birmingham alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 6.1
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Amber's Story (2006)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: This is the tragic and true story of the abduction of Amber Hagerman. Her family and the community's efforts to find her and bring her kidnapper to justice prove to be a groundbreaking movement toward implementing a government-run tracking ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Plot: kidnapping, missing child, crimes, society, obsession, parents and children, injustice, family problems, family relations, life is a bitch, danger, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1996, year 1999, year 1997 ...
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
The Black Godfather (1974)
Genre: Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The heroes in The Black Godfather are members of an African-American criminal organization. Like Brando in The Godfather, they're not averse to robbery and murder, but they do draw the line at narcotics. When the Mafia infiltrates the ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: society, going straight, crime, opposites attract, dishonesty, rising to stardom, gang, criminal's revenge, gangsters, partners against crime, fighting crime, crimes ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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Perfect Witness (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A witness to a mob killing has second thoughts about testifying when he realizes his family might become a target.
Style: bleak, psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, witness, courtroom, injustice, life is a bitch, witnessing a crime, on the run, danger, power relations, restaurant, prison, murder ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
For the Love of Money (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Spanning over two decades, "For the Love of Money" follows the true account of an Israeli immigrant who searches for his piece of the American dream.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious
Plot: starting over, ambition, going straight, crimes, lifestyle, hopes, criminal heroes, profanity, mafia, graphic violence, family relations, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, california, los angeles, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Blind Mountain (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: China
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Blind Mountain follows a young woman, Bai Xuemei, in the early 1990s who recently graduated from college and attempts to find work to help pay for her brother's education. In the process, she is drugged, kidnapped and sold as a bride to a ...
Style: disturbing, serious, thought provoking, bleak, sexual ...
Plot: kidnapping, village, woman in danger, life is a bitch, confined, social relations, isolation, sexual abuse, injustice, slavery, dishonesty, escape ...
Time: 90s
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Simple Justice (1989)
Genre: Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When an unknown assailant viciously murders the participants in a bank robbery and murder case, it could be a case of vigilante justice - that is, if the two cases are connected. That's for the police to decide - and it's a puzzle that ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: vigilantism, rivalry, law enforcement, murder, heist, vengeance, bank, riddles and clues, chases and races, crime, deadly, crimes ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Golden Gate (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A brash 22-year-old FBI agent trumps up charges of Communist spying against a Chinese laundryman. Ten years later, he wants to make amends to the man and his teenage daughter.
Style: thought provoking, rough, realistic, serious
Plot: injustice, politics, crimes, state affairs, crime, betrayal, legal, fall in love, army investigation, special agents, life is a bitch, law enforcement ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1960s, 1950s
Place: san francisco, usa, california, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.1
 577
Boogie Boy (1998)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A man who has just been released from prison vows to start a new life, but is put to the test when an old cellmate appears.
Style: rough, suspenseful, bleak, exciting, tense ...
Plot: lovers reunited, human nature, gays and lesbians, starting over, going straight, drug dealing, chases and races, heist, addiction, drug abuse, introspection, city life ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Trials of Cate McCall (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In order to be reinstated to the bar and recover custody of her daughter, a hotshot lawyer, now in recovery and on probation, must take on the appeal of a woman wrongfully convicted of murder.
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, captivating, rough ...
Plot: legal investigation, rehabilitation, courtroom, family problems, injustice, legal, law enforcement, dishonesty, police corruption, courtroom drama, false accusation, estrangement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: Fact-based story of the kidnapping of Charles Lindbergh Jr., son and namesake of the famed pilot, and ensuing trial of accused and convicted killer, Bruno Hauptmann.
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: kidnapping, murder, folk hero, dealing with death, missing child, journalism, legal, crimes, deadly, injustice, life is a bitch, courtroom drama ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: new jersey, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.8
 133
The Ceremony (1963)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A man (Robert Walker) has an affair with his condemned brother's (Laurence Harvey) girlfriend (Sarah Miles) while plotting his escape in Tangier.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, disturbing, gloomy, rough ...
Plot: mistaken identity, death row, injustice, life is a bitch, dishonesty, intrigue, heroes, rivalry, crimes, deadly, beach, scapegoat ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 4.5
 2K
Inside Out (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: For the last thirteen years AJ (Triple H) has been behind bars, convicted of manslaughter for killing a man who intended to kill his best friend, Jack (Michael Rapaport). Now released, AJ wants nothing more than to start a small business and live a ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough heroes, danger, chases and races, starting over, daring rescue, woman in danger, forced into action, heroes, hopes, crimes, race against time, one last chance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.0
 664
Outlaw Country (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A crime thriller/family drama set against the backdrop of southern organized crime and Nashville royalty where music, love, hope and tragedy collide. Created as a pilot for a TV Series which was not taken up, this has now been aired as a TV Movie.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, gang, family relations, parents and children, danger, society, love and romance, crime, graphic violence
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.3
 142
Bodywork (2001)
Genre: Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Virgil Guppy buys a sleek-looking used Jaguar, but the car turns out to be a lemon. Unfortunately, that's just the start of his problems; a dead prostitute is discovered in the trunk, and Virgil is accused of her murder. Aided by a ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, semi serious, suspense, exciting ...
Plot: prostitute, injustice, life is a bitch, murder, false accusation, frame up, deadly, crimes, on the run, dishonesty, criminal heroes, crime ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Executioner's Song (1982)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: In this fact-based film, Gary Gilmore, an Indiana man who just finished serving a lengthy stay in prison, tries to start anew by moving to Utah. Before long, Gary begins an ill-advised romance with the troubled Nicole Baker, a teenage single mother. ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, bleak, thought provoking ...
Plot: murder, death sentence, death row, capital punishment, prison, price of justice, courtroom drama, confined, going straight, crime, journalism, legal ...
Time: year 1976
Place: utah, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.7
 1K
Heavens Fall (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Successful New York attorney Sam Leibowitz travels to the South in 1933 to defend nine young black men accused of raping two women on an Alabama freight train.
Style: serious, sincere, disturbing, emotional, uplifting ...
Plot: false accusation, interracial relations, dishonesty, discrimination, injustice, racism, politics, jury, fighting the system, dedicated lawyer, hopes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: usa, new york, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Canvas (1992)
Genre: Crime
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ozzie Decker is an art dealer and a thief. He steals paintings for customers. Frank reluctantly begins to work with Ozzie because Frank's brother owes a lot of money to the mob. On his first art heist, Frank works directly with long-time ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, art theft, deadly, prodigy, downfall, gangsters, crime, dishonesty, forgery, going straight, heist, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Human Capital (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The lives of two different families collide when their children begin a relationship that leads to a tragic accident.
Style: rough, thought provoking, suspenseful, disturbing
Audience: boys' night
Plot: society, mistaken identity, frame up, culture clash, teenage life, dishonesty, family relations, redemption, hopes, love and romance, youth, father daughter relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.4
 4K
Apaharan (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 173 min.
Story: Story of a tumultuous and complex relationship between a father (Mohan Agashe) and son (Ajay Devgan), set against the backdrop of a thriving kidnapping industry in the Hindi heartland of Bihar.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Plot: politics, gangsters, bribery, moral dilemma, introspection, human nature, police corruption, ransom, injustice, dishonesty, crimes, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Turn of Faith (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Mob drama starring Ray 'Boom Boom' Mancini, Mia Sara and Costas Mandylor.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: friendship, buddies, crimes, betrayal, family business, clergy, dishonesty, organized crime, friends, crime, partners, strip club ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Morrison Murders: Based on a True Story (1996)
Genre: Crime
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A husband and wife and their youngest son are murdered in this true story. Their two other sons are left to cope with their loss, but the local sherrif begins to suspect that one of the brothers committed the crime, and must convince the other to ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, based on true events
Plot: murder, crimes, deadly, police investigation, crime, family relations, small town, siblings relations, small town life, law enforcement, dishonesty, mass murder ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Hell's Kitchen (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When a robbery goes awry, the bandits all end up in a puddle of blood and only one lives and goes to jail for five years. Upon his release, the girlfriend wants her new boyfriend to kill him. Only trouble is the boyfriend knows that the fault was ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: crime gone awry, haunted by the past, friendship, murder, crimes, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, life is a bitch, gang, drug dealing, dishonesty, gangsters ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Another Pair of Aces: Three of a Kind (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A gambler, a Texas ranger and an FBI agent are investigating a series of vigilante murders.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, protagonist as suspect, law enforcement, partners, crime, mystery, rivalry, crimes, deadly, gang, chases and races, investigation ...
Time: 19th century
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Rise & Fall of a White Collar Hooligan (2012)
Genre: Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Casual football hooligan Mike Jacobs is going nowhere in life when he meets old friend Eddie Hill at a football match that turns nasty off the pitch. Under Eddie’s tutelage he soon finds himself inducted into the world of credit card fraud, where ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ambition, rise and fall, dishonesty, crimes, lifestyle, buddies, cons and scams, gang, crime, friends, hoodlum, bully
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Stranger Inside (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A mother daughter reunion set in the harsh reality of a women's correctional facility
Style: disturbing, emotional, rough, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: prison, parents and children, life is a bitch, prison life, gang, society, drug dealing, confined, crimes, youth, juvenile delinquency, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.6
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Distortion (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: When his girlfriend is kidnapped, a drug-addicted ex-cop must overcome his demons and face the sobering task of tracking her down before it's too late. His story dismissed by the police, he's left with no choice but to rely on his own ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: kidnapping, law enforcement, missing person, crimes, obsessive quest, drugs, murder, crime, life is a bitch, mystery, addiction, drug abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.4
 2K
Sacrifice (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A tough undercover cop inadvertently gets involved in a dangerous heroin ring when a young defector of the drug trade leaves his five year-old sister in his care.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, police detective, crimes, law enforcement, partners against crime, hopes, deadly, confined, danger, tough heroes, child in peril, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.8
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Weapons (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Weapons presents a series of brutal, seemingly random youth-related killings over the course of a weekend in a typical small town in America, and tragically reveals how they are all interrelated.
Style: suspenseful, serious, disturbing, rough, bleak ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, criminal heroes, youth, vengeance, working class, life is a bitch, deadly, society, small town, homecoming, murder, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%