Movies like Bad Karma

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Bad Karma (2012)
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Bad Karma (2012)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Ray Liotta stars as Jack Malloy, a hardcore career criminal until a near-death experience causes him to turn his world around. But when his former partner Drake is released from prison, he tracks Jack down to blackmail him into one last job. Jack is a new man determined to lead an honest life. Drake is a charming psycho intent on vengeance. Sometimes, old friends can carry some extreme baggage. And for one of them, coming to terms with the past is going to be murder. Vanessa Gray and Andy McPhee co-star in this taut action/drama about good intentions, dark secrets and the harsh consequences of BAD KARMA.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, dishonesty, frame up, criminal heroes, going straight, criminal's revenge, husband wife relationship, criminal, murder, ex convict, revenge, crimes, crime, graphic violence, rivalry, female nudity, drugs, gun, robbery, moustache, bare breasts, surveillance camera, nudity (full frontal - brief)
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia

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Most similar movies to Bad Karma

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and rough films with plots about crimes, rivalry, dishonesty, crime, vengeance, murder and deadly mostly in Thriller, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like Bad Karma: The Heavy (2009), The Devil's in the Details (2013), The Grind (2009), The Devil's Dominoes (2008), Parallel Life (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Heavy (2009)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Sibling rivalry turned into betrayal between two brothers. One a prime candidate for Prime Minister, the other a henchman for a successful, yet shady businessman. Presented with an opportunity to take revenge against his brother, our anti-hero must ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, gangsters, betrayal, crimes, uninhibited rivalry, vengeance, dishonesty, sibling rivalry, violence, family relations, siblings relations, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Devil's in the Details (2013)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: 7 minutes from now in Nogales, Arizona, Thomas Conrad's life will forever change when he gets caught up in a Mexican cartels poetic game of drug mule chess.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, drug dealing, race against time, drug cartel, danger, rivalry, strong violent content, chases and races, mexican
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arizona, usa, mexico
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89%
 3.8
 314
The Grind (2009)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Luke, is a grifter who owes a significant debt to the Mexican mob. Set in the gritty underbelly of Gardena, CA Luke has to come up with one final scheme to pay back his debt or his life is at risk. Supported by his two only friends, Courtney and ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, tense
Plot: deadly, crimes, rivalry, danger, disorder, dishonesty, going straight, partners, criminal's revenge, looking for sex, criminal heroes, unlikely criminals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
The Devil's Dominoes (2008)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: On their way to a weekend hunting trip in the Ozarks, four friends get in to a car accident, killing the driver of the other car...
Style: tense, psychological, captivating, suspense, serious ...
Plot: vengeance, gangsters, crimes, rivalry, dishonesty, partners, murder, danger, car accident, deadly, devil, mafia
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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 6.0
 437
Parallel Life (2010)
Genre: Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Kin Suk-hyun is Korea’s youngest appointed criminal court head judge, very famous for his rational rulings. It is before his court that the case of distinguished mathematics professor Sohn Ki-chul’s murder of his wife is presented. While ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, vengeance, danger, haunted by the past, crimes, law enforcement, judge, husband wife relationship, murder, threat to kill, graphic violence, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea, asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 4.9
 116
Four Jacks (2001)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Four guys plot revenge on the businessman who ripped them off.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, tense, dark humor ...
Plot: vengeance, criminal's revenge, rivalry, deadly, crimes, betrayal, buddies, mystery, dishonesty, blind ambition, murder, restaurant ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 5.3
 385
Protection (2001)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A mobster moves to a new town as a protected witness and tries to start over, only to find he can't escape his old ways
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: going straight, hidden identity, starting over, criminal heroes, rivalry, dishonesty, crime gone awry, danger, gangsters, special agents, deadly, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.5
 2K
The Serpent (2006)
Genre: Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A ruthless gang led by private detective Joseph Plender is extorting rich people and famous fashion photographer Vincent Mandel seems the next victim. He is married to Hélène, daughter of one of the richest people in Europe, but not quite happily. ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, suspense, realistic
Plot: vengeance, murder, rivalry, crimes, dishonesty, psychopath, obsession, deadly, blackmail, photographer, deaf, female nudity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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 6.3
 891
Tough Luck (2003)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A tense and intricate web of deceit and betrayal entangles Archie, a wandering grifter who is hired by a traveling carnival owner to murder his beautiful wife.
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, manhunt, frame up, betrayal, crime gone awry, crimes, gangsters, law enforcement, femme fatale, protagonist as suspect, dishonesty, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 4.0
 314
The Confidant (2010)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The feature weaves an intricate tale about childhood best-friends that have an unusually strong bond and a more intriguing secret. Both young men are on the right path to promising futures, a first round NFL draft pick, and a talented art major on a ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, serious, captivating, tense ...
Plot: neo noir, betrayal, rivalry, best friends, intrigue, murder, vengeance, gambling, dishonesty, ambition, crimes, obsession ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.2
 733
The Heist (1989)
Genre: Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Ex-con Neal Skinner (Pierce Brosnan) seeks revenge against track owner Ebbet Berens (Tom Skerritt) for framing him in an emerald smuggling deal.
Style: serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: vengeance, heist, criminal's revenge, injustice, vigilantism, crime, crimes, rivalry, law enforcement, dishonesty, master criminal, criminal heroes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
From the Inside (2010)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Alone in their isolated home where no cars pass and no one lives nearby, Vincent and Tally suffer together in a loveless marriage. But what they don't know is that they are not as alone as they think -- a criminal and his psychotic brother are ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, suspense, realistic
Plot: murder, dishonesty, danger, deadly, crimes, cons and scams, kidnapping, crime gone awry, rivalry, murderous pair, graphic violence, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.9
 1K
Cut Snake (2014)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Young, charismatic, and hardworking, Sparra Farrell seems to be sailing into a happy, respectable life. He has a solid job and an adorable fiancée named Paula, and already owns a modest house in the country outside Melbourne. The only odd thing is ...
Style: tense, realistic, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: haunted by the past, starting over, crimes, dishonesty, neo noir, ex convict, revenge, police officer, graphic violence, criminal heroes, crime, hidden identity ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1974
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Easy Money III: Life Deluxe (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 127 min.
Story: JW now lives in exile and is more than ever determined to find out what happened to his missing sister Camilla. Every trace leads him to the world of organized crime in Stockholm. Jorge is about to do his last score - the largest robbery in Swedish ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, robbery, criminal, revenge, murder, danger, working undercover, missing person, criminal heroes, the underworld, graphic violence, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe, scandinavia, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Love, Cheat & Steal (1993)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The beautiful Lauren gets married with an older man. She is unexpectedly confronted with her ex, an escaped criminal.
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, dishonesty, femme fatale, revenge, crimes, crime, power relations, frame up, jail, vengeance, forced kiss, disorder ...
Time: 90s
Place: caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.3
 267
Dirty Work (2006)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Bad City is the tangled story of three men's lives: Manning, a dirty, disillusioned cop; Julian, king of drugs, thugs and prostitution; and Frank, a ruthless politician who destroys everything in the way of his ambition.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, tense
Plot: murder, prostitute, police investigation, police detective, gangsters, reluctant partners, gambling, danger, deadly, serial killer, criminal heroes, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Blood of Redemption (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Quinn Forte had it all: power, money, a brother who idolized him, and a woman who loved him. He also had enemies. In the course of one night, he loses everything. Betrayed by someone in his inner circle, Quinn is set up and arrested. His father, the ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns
Audience: boys' night
Plot: frame up, haunted by the past, criminal heroes, tough heroes, crimes, crime, dishonesty, betrayal, rivalry, organized crime, criminal's revenge, tracking device ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Messages Deleted (2010)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A quivering voice begs to screenwriter, Joel Brandt, to pick up the phone on a message from his answering machine. Thinking it a prank, Joel deletes the message. The caller is found dead. Another caller leaves Joel a message; there is another ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, bleak ...
Plot: murder, answering machine, vengeance, crimes, serial killer, protagonist as suspect, frame up, deadly, writer's life, race against time, mystery, professor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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The Candidate (2008)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Denmark
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jonas Bechmann, a defense attorney, is a man of the system. Until the day he himself is accused of murder. Taking matters into his own hands, he throws himself into the hunt for a group of blackmailers who threaten to expose him as the killer. But ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, twists and turns
Plot: murder, frame up, track down, investigation, crimes, uncover truth, law firm, dishonesty, deadly, cons and scams, false accusation, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 4.4
 233
Facade (1999)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: It should have been a simple murder. But a botched job, an old flame, and too many loose ends can spell just one thing for businessman Colin Wentworth: chaos!
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: murder, hitman, vengeance, crimes, crime, rivalry, danger, dishonesty, deadly, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence, profanity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 3.5
 1K
Suddenly (2013)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Four assassins led by Baron, pose as Secret Service agents to commandeer the house of war-widow ELLEN. Her home is a prime sniper position for their plan to assassinate the President on his visit to the small town of Suddenly. The men fool the local ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination of president, assassination attempt, small town, danger, crimes, deadly, woman in danger, haunted by the past, chases and races, save the day, secret service, sniper ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
No Through Road (2008)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The serenity of another quiet evening is shattered for an amateur photographer when a desperate woman takes refuge in his humble suburban home. Reluctantly, he is pulled into a cat and mouse game with her pursuers. Only dawn will reveal the ...
Style: serious, captivating, tense, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: chase, danger, on the run, suburbs, mysterious character, rivalry, revenge, murder, pursuit, woman in danger, suburban life, vengeance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.6
 1K
Shooters (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Netherlands, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Gilly comes out of prison after serving a six year stretch and decides that he will now turn his life around and go straight. But when he returns to his South London home and visits his old colleague J, in hope of obtaining his share of the proceeds ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cons and scams, going straight, addiction, law enforcement, criminal's revenge, gangsters, life is a bitch, criminal heroes, drug dealing, drug abuse, dishonesty, crime ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Gun (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Detroit gun runner Rich (Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson) works to sniff out a traitor in his midst after being targeted by the FBI and having barely surviving a weapons deal gone awry. Rich was all set to unload a serious supply of firepower ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: snitch, criminal heroes, arms dealing, crimes, crime, dishonesty, rivalry, betrayal, criminal, strong violent content, sexual content, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 3.8
 855
Toxic (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The lives of a nightclub owner, a crime boss, a stripper, a bartender, two hitmen, a prostitute and a psychic take a turn for the worse when they are trapped in an escaped mental patient's sinister path of madness and destruction.
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, mental illness, mentally unstable, track down, violence spree, vengeance, sexual content, deadly, criminal's revenge, crimes, prostitute, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.5
 1K
Tempted (2001)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Australia, France, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A wealthy man married to a beautiful younger woman puts her fidelity to the test.
Style: tense, realistic, sexy, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: infidelity, dangerous attraction, femme fatale, betrayal, obsession, mind game, manipulations, rivalry, crimes, dishonesty, manipulation, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.8
 3K
The Guvnors (2014)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The Guvnors is a violent thriller set amongst the clans and firms of South East London, bringing two generations together in brutal conflict.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: rivalry, crimes, gang, criminal's revenge, ego clash, gangsters, violence, youth, graphic violence, danger, society, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 4.4
 221
The Contract (1999)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Anna has a bad week. Her boss is a pain to her, as is the grocery store clerk. Her friend was bad to her, her husband couldn't take his eyes off a waitress, and her babysitter annoyed her. One night at the local pub, she tells a man about her ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, rough, scary ...
Plot: murder, vengeance, danger, deadly, mysterious character, crimes, contract killing, violence, brutality, fight, profanity, woman in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.0
 5K
Sushi Girl (2012)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Fish has spent six years in jail. Six years alone. Six years keeping his mouth shut about the robbery, about the other men involved. The night he is released, the four men he protected with silence celebrate his freedom with a congratulatory dinner. ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: heist, gangsters, retribution, vengeance, criminal heroes, crimes, dishonesty, crime, rivalry, cons and scams, nudity (full frontal - brief), exploitation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.2
 413
Chameleon (1995)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An undercover agent (Anthony LaPaglia) uses his rare personality disorder in pursuing the drug-cartel leader responsible for the deaths of his wife and kids.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, vengeance, dishonesty, chases and races, law enforcement, dealing with death, drug dealing, good versus evil, government agency, special agents, graphic violence, couple relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%