Movies like The American Soldier

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The American Soldier (1970)
 6.7
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The American Soldier (1970)
Original name: Der amerikanische Soldat
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Ricky returns to Munich from Vietnam and is promptly hired as a contract killer in Fassbinder’s subversive and experimental gangster movie.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, gangsters, crimes, vietnam war, gang, investigation, soldier, betrayal, prodigy, crime, murder, danger, femme fatale, dishonesty, master criminal, law enforcement, criminal heroes, deadly, rivalry, assassination, criminal's revenge, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, killer, prostitute ...
Place: vietnam, germany, europe, asia, munich germany

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and rough films with plots about crimes, dishonesty, crime, deadly, rivalry, murder and criminal heroes mostly in Drama, Action and Crime genres. Some movies like The American Soldier: Uno bianca (2001), Ants in the Mouth (2005), Sleepless Town (1998), Scenes of the Crime (2001), The Warrior Class (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.5
 306
Uno bianca (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 190 min.
Story: Rimini, 1991. For more than a year, the uno bianca gang - they always use a white Fiat Uno - has plagued the area. Their crimes are violent, sometimes killing carabineri, and there's no particular pattern: a bank one day, a petrol station the ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, police corruption, criminal heroes, police investigation, police detective, crime, riddles and clues, terrorism, deadly, law enforcement, crimes, danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Ants in the Mouth (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Cuba
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After languishing in a Barcelona prison for nearly a decade, a busted bank robber attempts to find the girl who made off with the cash in this suspenseful tale of revenge and betrayal starring Adriana Gil and Eduard Fernández. Ex-con Martin Losada ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, on the run, criminal heroes, rivalry, investigation, betrayal, obsessive quest, criminal's revenge, cons and scams, heist, dishonesty, deadly ...
Time: 50s
Place: cuba, europe, spain, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 7.1
 567
Sleepless Town (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong, Japan
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Kenichi is a half-Japanese, half-Chinese man of the underworld. You can sell him anything except children's organs. His domain is in Kabukicho, a gangland controlled by various Shanghai gangs intent on taking control. His former ...
Style: rough, exciting, serious, realistic, twists and turns ...
Plot: chases and races, gangsters, law enforcement, gang, hotshot hero, drug dealing, master criminal, love affair, urban, track down, vengeance, hitman ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Scenes of the Crime (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A young man about to get married earns extra cash by driving a local mobster, but things go awry when the mobster is shot dead by a rival crime boss.
Style: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, betrayal, crimes, crime gone awry, criminal's revenge, danger, rivalry, dishonesty, criminal heroes, gangsters, deadly, gang ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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The Warrior Class (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Rookie lawyer Alec Brno has just been assigned the case of his career: exposing a billion-dollar oil scam led by a ruthless mafia boss. When he reluctantly falls for the gangster's beautiful but drug-addicted wife - also his key witness - Alec ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Plot: legal, gangsters, courtroom, criminal's revenge, legal investigation, fall in love, dangerous attraction, hitman, life is a bitch, crimes, law enforcement, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Last Man Standing (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A gang of bank robbers, led by the ultra-violent Snake Underwood, pull off a daring mid-day heist that leaves dozens of burning police cars and scores of innocent victims in its wake. Heading the investigation into the gang is the equally violent ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, betrayal, partners against crime, police investigation, gang, partners, rivalry, crimes, criminal's revenge, master criminal, fighting crime, murder ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Death Collector (1976)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A kid from the neighborhood goes to work for the Mafia as a collector.
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, dishonesty, criminal heroes, law enforcement, deadly, gang, hitman, disorder, kids in trouble, criminal's revenge, rivalry, gangsters ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Breach of Trust (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: For opposite reasons, an undercover federal agent and a small time hood join forces to take on a union of drug lords and dirty cops.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: computer, cartel, deadly, drug dealing, criminal's revenge, master criminal, crime, investigation, gangsters, dishonesty, tough law enforcer, hitman ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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 3.7
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Cymbeline (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: War erupts between dirty cops and outlaw bikers as a drug kingpin (Ed Harris) tries to protect his empire.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, clever, tense ...
Plot: law enforcement, infidelity, family relations, uninhibited rivalry, gang, master criminal, police corruption, rivalry, crimes, intrigue, crime, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Nowhere to Hide (1999)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Over the next 72 days, Detective Woo will push his skills to the limits and his team of cops to the edge as they conduct a manhunt for an elusive criminal. Woo takes the law into his own hands as the hunt becomes personal, and as his target may get ...
Style: stylized, rough, serious, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, chase, partners, deadly, undercover, danger, track down, rivalry, working undercover, criminal's revenge, gang, partners against crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: south korea, hong kong, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.1
 380
My Gal Sunday (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: It was love at first sight for beautiful young lawyer Sandra "Sunday" O'Brien-Parker (Rachel Blanchard) and Henry Parker (Cameron Mathison), retiring White House Secretary of State, when Sunday's dad Danny (Jack Wagner), ...
Style: serious, tense, captivating, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: rescue, investigation, fighting crime, rivalry, danger, uncover truth, murder, hitman, crimes, confined, race against time, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.6
 93
Bloodlines (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: After Elaine Hopkin is found dead, apparent an OD suicide, her firstborn Mark wouldn't even inform his dad James Hopkin, who was locked up for murder. Kid sister Justine, a cocky uniformed cop, goes visit him, only to learn he was just ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, rough
Plot: investigation, murder, mystery, law enforcement, dishonesty, danger, crimes, deadly, intrigue, rivalry, righting the wronged, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Gods of the Plague (1970)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A man is released from prison and finds the society on the outside less than appealing. With several women as well as the police on his tail, he sets out to find an old friend.
Style: offbeat, stylized, realistic, serious
Plot: betrayal, prostitute, release from prison, plague, heist, crimes, soldier, social misfits, low lives, disorder, society, crime ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: munich germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.0
 831
In the Shadows (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When a stunt man dies in Miami, his uncle, a New York mob boss, sends a hit man to tail the stunt coordinator, whom the boss wants dead. The hit man, Eric O'Bryne, gets close to his mark's daughter, and through her he asks her dad to teach ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, crime, undercover, witnessing a crime, crimes, rivalry, crime gone awry, gangsters, criminal heroes, dishonesty, working undercover, danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york, miami, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.8
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Querelle (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany, France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Here is the story of a beautiful, proud and tough loner, a sailor named Querelle, whose commanding officer Seblon worships and desires him from afar. Querelle turns on his drugs-smuggling partner and murders him. He then goes to a notorious brothel ...
Style: sexual, sexy, stylized, atmospheric, offbeat ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, murder, betrayal, nudity (full frontal - brief), crimes, village life, love and romance, gender, gang, gangsters, dishonesty, drug dealing ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 4.4
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Flipping (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: no overview found
Style: tense, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, wedding, gangsters, gang, deadly, rivalry, assassination, working undercover, gambling, showbiz, friendship, rebelliousness ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Triads: The Inside Story (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Li Man-Ho comes to Hong Kong after his father's death following a double crossed peace meeting at the hands of a rival gang. The family's business begins to crumble as rival organizations stir violence and trouble in acknowledgment of this ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination, betrayal, lone wolves, gang, rivalry, crimes, master criminal, dealing with death, unfulfillment, law enforcement, heroes, criminal heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.4
 669
The Hot Potato (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The 'Hot Potato' is an exciting new British period ‘caper movie’, in the spirit of ‘The Italian Job’ and ‘Two Way Stretch’ and is based on real events which took place at the end of the 1960s in London’s East End.
Style: serious, rough, exciting, realistic, twists and turns ...
Plot: heist, nuclear threat, hitman, crimes, chase, danger, dishonesty, cons and scams, criminal heroes, car chase, gangsters, road trip ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1969
Place: europe, england, london, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Why Does Herr R. Run Amok? (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Herr Raab is a technical draftsman. His wife pushes him to seek a promotion, which may be a long shot after he gives a dull and tipsy toast at an office dinner. But why would Herr Raab run amok?
Style: bleak, suspenseful, psychological, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: couples, family relations, murder, married couple, colleague, uxoricide, family in crisis, crumbling marriage, unlikely criminals, dishonesty, deadly, crime ...
Time: 60s
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
All Day and a Night (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: While serving life in prison, a young man looks back at the people, the circumstances and the system that set him on the path toward his crime.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, rough
Plot: prison, gang leader, criminal heroes, danger, criminal's revenge, gang, rivalry, crime boss, deadly, crimes, police, evidence ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Guillotines (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: China, Haiti, Hong Kong
Duration: 112 min.
Story: During the Manchurian-ruled Qing Dynasty, Emperor Yong Zheng established a secret assassination squad known as the Guillotines to eliminate all who opposed him. Once heavily favored by the Emperor, the Guillotines are deemed expendable once Emperor ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, serious, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: political unrest, hitman, danger, assassination, military, deadly, soldier, save the day, strong violent content, rivalry, state affairs, heroes ...
Time: 18th century
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.3
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Betrayal (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When one of her hits goes wrong, a professional assassin ends up with a suitcase full of a million dollars belonging to a mob boss ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the run, crime, dishonesty, deadly, crimes, chase, criminal's revenge, police investigation, police corruption, on the road, kidnapping, master criminal ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, texas, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.8
 409
Frame of Mind (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: What happens when the truth is not enough? A New Jersey police detective comes across new evidence in the Kennedy assassination
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination, political conspiracy, uncover truth, danger, deadly, state affairs, law enforcement, dishonesty, kennedy assassination, graphic violence, profanity, conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 6.5
 881
The Alien Girl (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Russia, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: 1990s. Gangster Kiev. A team of four men is assigned to deliver a girl from Prague, nicknamed "The Stranger." As the sister of a recently arrested criminal called Babai, her testimony could damage some important people.
Style: serious, rough, exciting, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: brutality, criminal heroes, crimes, dishonesty, murder, betrayal, love, violence, kidnapping, mafia, gang, crime ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: ukraine, russia, czech republic, europe, eastern europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.1
 2K
The Wee Man (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The true life story of the rise to power of Glasgow gangster Paul Ferris.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, rise and fall, rise to the top, frame up, vengeance, rivalry, crimes, life is a bitch, society, criminal's revenge, ambition, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 70s
Place: scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.0
 90
Consignment (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Consignment is the authentic and brutal story of an East Coast drug dealer forced to flee to California only to realize state lines don't erase past sins.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, gangsters, starting over, police investigation, on the run, gang, going straight, crimes, rivalry, dishonesty, buddies, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.0
 4K
PTU (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Over the course of one night, a team of cops frantically search for their colleague's missing gun.
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, gang, rivalry, investigation, goofy hero, partners against crime, police detective, murder, track down, tough law enforcer, race against time, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
From the Life of the Marionettes (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany, Sweden
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Made during Bergman's tax-related exile in Germany, the film continues the story of Katarina and Peter Egermann, the feuding, childless, professional couple who appear in one episode of "Scenes From A Marriage." After Peter ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, bleak, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, dream, death, deadly, life is a bitch, unlikely criminals, crime, prostitute, unfulfillment, gays and lesbians, crumbling marriage, couples ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.3
 926
In His Hands (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In Lille, Claire Gauthier is an ordinary married woman with a young daughter that works in an insurance company analyzing losses of insured properties. When the single veterinary Laurent Kessler claims damage in his basement caused by a flooding due ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: serial killer, dangerous attraction, danger, deadly, dishonesty, couples, crimes, murder, scalpel, suspicion, crime, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: flanders
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Choice of Arms (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Two men break out of prison; a rival gang ambushes them. One is mortally wounded and tells the other, Mickey, to take him to the estate of a retired robber, Noel, who lives in comfort with his lovely and beloved wife, Nicole. The man dies, and ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, rough, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, gangsters, on the run, chase, prison escape, hitman, heist, haunted by the past, friendship, murder, chases and races, criminal heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: paris france, ireland, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%