Movies like Atlantic City

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Atlantic City (1980)
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Atlantic City (1980)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Lou, a small time gangster who thinks he used to be something big, meets and falls for a sexy casino employee named Sally. She needs his help realizing her dream of going to Monte Carlo, a symbol of the glamorous life that she has been looking for so desperately.
Style: neo noir, realistic, tense, sentimental, touching, clever, serious, wistful, melancholic, compassionate ...
Plot: casino, gangsters, murder, bandit, older man younger woman relationship, poker game, cocaine, redemption, bittersweet, crimes, crime, romance, couple relations, love and romance, fall in love, follow your dream, hopes, elderly, perversion, society, couples, dishonesty, introspection, golden years, small time ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: atlantic city, new jersey, atlantic city new jersey, las vegas, california

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Most similar movies to Atlantic City

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, talky and stylized films with plots about dialogue, crimes, storytelling, obsession, love and romance, betrayal and mentor mostly in Drama, Crime and Romance genres. Some movies like Atlantic City: Mona Lisa (1986), True Romance (1993), The Cooler (2003), Thieves (1996), Moonlight Mile (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Mona Lisa (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: George is a small-time crook just out of prison who discovers his tough-guy image is out of date. Reduced to working as a minder/driver for high class call girl Simone, he has to agree when she asks him to find a young colleague from her King's ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, neo noir, atmospheric, intense ...
Plot: gangsters, prostitute, pimp, chauffeur, crime, crimes, friendship, redemption, opposites attract, couples, social differences, romance ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: europe, london, england, britain, united kingdom ...
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100%
 7.9
 211K
True Romance (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Clarence marries hooker Alabama, steals cocaine from her pimp, and tries to sell it in Hollywood, while the owners of the coke try to reclaim it.
Style: stylized, serious, suspenseful, bleak, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cocaine, mafia, drug dealing, romance, lovers on the run, mexican standoff, crime, crimes, gangsters, gunfight, peril, organized crime ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 33K
The Cooler (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: (William H. Macy) works at a Las Vegas casino, where he uses his innate ability to bring about misfortune in those around him to jinx gamblers into losing. His imposing boss, Shelly Kaplow (Alec Baldwin), is happy with the arrangement. But Bernie ...
Style: realistic, serious, sexy, intense, offbeat ...
Plot: gambling, casino, bad luck, debt, romance, dangerous attraction, fall in love, cheating, couples, love and romance, dishonesty, down on your luck ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.8
 2K
Thieves (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In the middle of the night, someone brings Ivan's body home to his wife and his sad-faced, jug-eared son. Through flashbacks, the film discloses the relationships among Ivan and his brother Alex, a cop with a cleanliness fetish; siblings ...
Style: erotic, neo noir, serious, sexy, realistic ...
Plot: murder, crime, obsession, bathtub, crimes, love triangle, couple relations, infidelity, siblings relations, parents and children, family life, destructive relationship ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: lyon, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 6.6
 14K
Moonlight Mile (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: As he copes with the death of his fiancee along with her parents, a young man must figure out what he wants out of life.
Style: emotional, sentimental, realistic, clever, gloomy ...
Plot: family relations, friendship, starting over, haunted by the past, fall in love, death in the family, family problems, romance, murder, guilt, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.1
 19K
Croupier (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Ireland, UK, France, Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Jack Manfred is an aspiring writer who to make ends meet, takes a job as a croupier. Jack remains an observer, knowing that everything in life is a gamble and that gamblers are born to lose. Inevitably, he gets sucked into the world of the casino ...
Style: neo noir, twists and turns, clever, tense, realistic ...
Plot: gambling, casino, croupier, cons and scams, roulette, crimes, crime, neo-noir, dishonesty, femme fatale, love and romance, writer's life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe, south africa, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.2
 44K
Hard Eight (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A stranger mentors a young Reno gambler who weds a hooker and befriends a vulgar casino regular.
Style: neo noir, clever, gloomy, tense, serious ...
Plot: gambling, blackmail, casino, ransom, prostitute, crime, crimes, christmas, betrayal, cons and scams, missing person, partners ...
Time: 90s
Place: nevada, las vegas, usa, atlantic city new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Someone to Watch Over Me (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In Queens, Mike Keegan is celebrating with his wife Ellie, his son Tommy and friends his recent promotion to detective in a precinct in Manhattan. Meanwhile, in a fancy club, the socialite Claire Gregory witnesses the murder of the owner of the ...
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, stylized, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, marriage, police detective, socialite, romance, gangsters, deadly, dishonesty, witnessing a crime, crime, law enforcement, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Mad Dog and Glory (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Wayne Dobie is a shy cop whose low-key demeanor has earned him the affectionate nickname "Mad Dog." After Mad Dog saves the life of Frank Milo, a crime boss and aspiring stand-up comedian, he's offered the company of an attractive ...
Style: clever, humorous, semi serious, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), police, city, police officer, fistfight, crime, crimes, singing, graphic violence, dangerous attraction, love triangle, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.2
 4K
The Gambler (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: New York City English professor Axel Freed outwardly seems like an upstanding citizen. But privately Freed is in the clutches of a severe gambling addiction that threatens to destroy him.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, suspense, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gambling, addiction, debt, bookies, gambling debt, casino, crimes, crime, hopes, gangsters, loan, gambler ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, las vegas, harvard university, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 8.2
 478K
Casino (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 178 min.
Story: The life of the gambling paradise – Las Vegas – and its dark mafia underbelly.
Style: realistic, rough, clever, stylized, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, organized crime, casino, rise and fall, crime, criminal heroes, greed, gangsters, crimes, fbi, blind ambition, gambling ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1973, year 1980 ...
Place: las vegas, usa, kansas city, costa rica, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A proud strip club owner is forced to come to terms with himself as a man, when his gambling addiction gets him in hot water with the mob, who offer him only one alternative.
Style: neo noir, cynical, gloomy, tense, realistic ...
Plot: hitman, gambling, murder, bandit, strip club, gangsters, crime gone awry, crimes, crime, neo-noir, disorder, bookies ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles, california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Stormy Monday (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a corrupt American businessman tries to strong arm his way into businesses in Newcastle, England, he is thwarted by an club attendant and his waitress girlfriend.
Style: neo noir, tense, atmospheric, realistic, serious ...
Plot: nightclub, gangsters, jazz, crimes, crime, betrayal, music band, prostitute, rivalry, criminal's revenge, dishonesty, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe, las vegas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.5
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White Palace (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Max Baron is a Jewish advertising executive in his 20s who's still getting over the death of his wife. Nora Baker is a 40-something diner waitress who enjoys the wilder side of life. Mismatched or not, their attraction is instant and ...
Style: sexy, sexual, touching, sentimental, talky ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, forbidden love, love, yuppie, advertising executive, waitress, romance, bittersweet, infidelity, looking for love, fall in love, love affair ...
Time: 80s, 1930s, 70s
Place: st. louis missouri, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Consequences of Love (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Titta di Girolamo has been living in a small hotel in Lugano for ten years, he leads a dull and rigid live and has apparently lost his capability to feel human emotion. This all changes when he decides to talk to Sofia, the Barmaid.
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, twists and turns, bleak ...
Plot: age difference, mafia, hotel, loneliness, unlikely couple, mysterious character, haunted by the past, fall in love, manipulation, couples, dull life, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: switzerland, italy, europe, sicily
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: West Germany, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: This remake of the 1946 movie of the same name accounts an affair between a seedy drifter and a seductive wife of a roadside cafe owner. This begins a chain of events that culminates in murder. Based on a novel by James M. Cain.
Style: neo noir, serious, sexy, suspense, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, obsession, betrayal, infidelity, conspiracy, crimes, crime, fatal attraction, romance, love affair, adultery, crime gone awry ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
In the Name of My Daughter (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In 1976 in Nice, Agnes, the daughter of the owner of the Palais de la Méditerranée, falls in love with an older lawyer.
Style: serious, tense, captivating, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: casino, crimes, intrigue, rivalry, fall in love, love affair, parents and children, obsession, family relations, love and romance, betrayal, murder suspect ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 2000s
Place: france, french riviera, south of france, nice france, geneva switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Boxcar Bertha (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Based on "Sister of the Road," the fictionalized autobiography of radical and transient Bertha Thompson as written by physician Dr. Ben L. Reitman, 'Boxcar' Bertha Thompson, a woman labor organizer in Arkansas during the ...
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, atmospheric, tense ...
Plot: crime, crimes, depression, romance, lovers on the run, chases and races, on the road, violence, storytelling, strong sexual content, justice, mafia ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s, 1920s, 70s ...
Place: usa, chicago illinois, illinois, arkansas, memphis
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 6.2
 11K
Twilight (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A retired ex-cop and private detective gets mixed up in murder when he is asked to deliver blackmail money and walks into a 20 year old case involving the mysterious disappearance of an actress' former husband.
Style: clever, serious, realistic, neo noir, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: private detective, murder, missing person, terminal illness, femme fatale, mystery, who done it, uncover truth, crimes, crime, dishonesty, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.1
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Mrs. Soffel (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Based on a true story, Mrs. Soffel is set in Pittsburgh near the dawn of the 20th century. Peter Soffel (Edward Herrmann) is the warden of a top security prison, and his wife Kate (Diane Keaton) often comes by to read the Bible aloud to the ...
Style: realistic, melancholic, sweet, light, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: prison, escape, murder, romance, love and romance, life is a bitch, confined, couple relations, fall in love, couples, prison warden, adultery ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: pittsburgh, usa, australia, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.7
 23K
Prizzi's Honor (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A professional hit man and hit woman fall in love, only to discover that they have each been hired to kill the other.
Style: suspense, clever, humorous, cynical, witty ...
Plot: hitman, gangsters, betrayal, female killer, dark humor, crimes, crime, romance, danger, criminal heroes, deadly, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, california, brooklyn new york city, los angeles, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
My Blueberry Nights (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China, France, USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Elizabeth has just been through a particularly nasty breakup, and now she's ready to leave her friends and memories behind as she chases her dreams across the country. In order to support herself on her journey, Elizabeth picks up a series of ...
Style: psychological, touching, atmospheric, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: loneliness, romance, couple relations, love and romance, self discovery, hopes, waitress, diner, bar, introspection, life is a bitch, cross country ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, memphis, new york, las vegas, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Last Seduction (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Looking to escape her unhappy marriage, villainous femme fatale Bridget Gregory (Linda Fiorentino) convinces her husband, Clay (Bill Pullman), to sell cocaine, then steals the profits and runs out on him. She stops in a small town en route to ...
Style: sexy, erotic, neo noir, sexual, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: femme fatale, betrayal, money, couples, crime, small town, dishonesty, crimes, cons and scams, runaway, bitch, power relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, chicago illinois, miami, boston ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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My Name Is Joe (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Germany, France, Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Two thirtysomethings, unemployed former alcoholic Joe and community health worker Sarah, start a romantic relationship in the one of the toughest Glasgow neighbourhoods.
Style: realistic, touching, gloomy, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: soccer, debt, profanity, working class, friendship, power relations, couples, drug lord, realism, job seeking, social worker, social relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: scotland, glasgow scotland, europe, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Light Sleeper (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A drug dealer with upscale clientele is having moral problems going about his daily deliveries. A reformed addict, he has never gotten over the wife that left him, and the couple that use him for deliveries worry about his mental well-being and his ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: drug dealing, obsession, redemption, addiction, going straight, drug abuse, crimes, life is a bitch, hopes, crime, drug dealer, murder ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 4.7
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Slingshot (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two cunning and manipulative drifters venture into Farifield County, Connecticut looking to seduce wealthy and lonely housewives.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: infidelity, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, breakup, family relations, couple relations, dysfunctional family, fall in love, couples, missing child, cons and scams, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Separate Lies (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A cyclist is killed, swiped by a Range Rover in a village lane. James and Anne Manning become involved because the victim is the husband of their cleaner, Maggie. James, a solicitor in the city, soon comes to suspect William Bule, a millionaire ...
Style: psychological, suspense, emotional, twists and turns, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: infidelity, family problems, murder, investigation, introspection, crumbling marriage, society, love and romance, train travel, twists & turns, depression, drinking ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, england, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.1
 13K
Owning Mahowny (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Dan Mahowny was a rising star at the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. At twenty-four he was assistant manager of a major branch in the heart of Toronto's financial district. To his colleagues he was a workaholic. To his customers, he was ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, sincere, suspense, melancholic ...
Plot: gambling, gambling addiction, money, embezzlement, obsession, addiction, cheating, banker, gambler, casino, crimes, crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, toronto ontario canada, canada, atlantic city, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Burning Plain (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico, Argentina
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A trailer is burning in the middle of a plain. The bodies of two adulterous lovers are found. Scenes from both families, before and after the dramatic events, suggest an unusual connection between them. But what is their secret?
Style: non-linear, touching, serious, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: teenage love, redemption, adultery, love affair, parents and children, mother daughter relationship, family problems, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, small town, haunted by the past, unhappy wife ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 90s, contemporary
Place: latin america, mexico, new mexico, portland oregon, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Ain't Them Bodies Saints (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The tale of an outlaw who escapes from prison and sets out across the Texas hills to reunite with his wife and the daughter he has never met.
Style: melancholic, lyrical, bleak, tense, touching ...
Plot: family relations, fugitives, love triangle, police officer, outlaw, criminal, crimes, chase, criminal heroes, escapades, romance, on the road ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%