Movies like Back in the U.S.S.R.

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Back in the U.S.S.R. (1992)
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Back in the U.S.S.R. (1992)
Original name: Back in the USSR
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: During Gorbachev's perestroika, a Chicago student, visits Moscow while the Soviet Union is changing from Communist to Wild West capitalist society. Purely by bad luck, he becomes a pawn in a dangerous cat and mouse game for a precious icon.
Style: captivating, tense, entertaining, suspense, cynical
Plot: vengeance, crimes, danger, corruption, smuggling, dishonesty, escapades, life is a bitch, culture clash, friendship, violence, betrayal, rivalry, sex, adventure, youth, chase, society, redemption, revenge, symbol, underwear, art theft, undressing, boxer shorts
Time: 80s
Place: russia, ussr

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out tense, suspenseful, suspense and captivating films with plots about crimes, rivalry, danger, violence, dishonesty, murder and vengeance mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Back in the U.S.S.R.: The Corrupted (2019), Canal Street (2018), Inherit the Viper (2019), The Poker Club (2008), Villain (2020). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Corrupted (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Set ahead of the 2012 London Olympics, the film follows Liam (Sam Claflin), an ex-con trying to win back the love and trust of his family. He has lost everything at the hands of a local crime syndicate run by Clifford Cullen (Spall), who has ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, suspense, tense, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friendship, escapades, murder, danger, corruption, society, family, crimes, life is a bitch, parents and children, police, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, year 2012, year 2002
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Canal Street (2018)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A Chicago lawyer embraces his undying faith when his teenage son is accused of murdering a classmate.
Style: captivating, thought provoking, exciting, suspense, rough
Plot: father son relationship, society, murder, rivalry, crimes, death, parents and children, hopes, violence, vengeance, friendship, heroes ...
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Inherit the Viper (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Since the death of their father, the Riley siblings have kept their heads above water by illegally dealing in painkillers. Josie is managing the business with an iron fist, when her brother, War veteran Kip, is concerned that the risky business is ...
Style: disturbing, suspense, captivating, tense, suspenseful
Plot: drug dealing, family, small town, murder, parents and children, danger, escapades, crimes, family relations, rivalry, police, life is a bitch ...
Place: ohio, midwest
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The Poker Club (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Four friends discover and accidentally kill a burglar -- who may not be alone -- in the kitchen during their weekly poker night.
Style: psychological, tense, suspense, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: gambling, disposing of a dead body, burglar, chase, crimes, buddies, betrayal, rivalry, vengeance, infidelity, beaten to death, beating ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Villain (2020)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: After 10 years, Eddie Franks is out of prison and trying to stay on the straight and narrow, but his drug-mule brother, Sean has other ideas. Rival gangster brothers demand Sean repay his debt to them, causing Eddie to get tangled in the crossfire, ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, disturbing, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, life is a bitch, deadly, danger, rivalry, family, debt, society, escapades, police, violence, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london
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Bad Boys (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Mick O'Brien is a young Chicago street thug torn between a life of petty crime and the love of his girlfriend. But when the heist of a local drug dealer goes tragically wrong Mick is sentenced to a brutal juvenile prison where violence is a ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, serious, tense, suspense ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: prison, vengeance, youth, juvenile delinquency, rivalry, neo noir, crimes, crime, gang war, confined, society, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, california, new jersey
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Acceleration (2019)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Vladik Zorich (Dolph Lundgren), crime lord whose tentacles permeate the underbelly of a seedy Los Angeles as he deals in guns, gambling, drugs and skin trafficking, finds himself double-crossed by his most trusted operative Rhona Zyocki (Natalie ...
Style: exciting, entertaining, captivating, tense
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Time: contemporary
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The Bull (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The 1990s. Empty shelves in the shops, an economic abyss and criminal dramas that unfold literally at every corner. The young leader of a criminal gang Anton Bykov, with the nickname “Bull”, must make money in whatever way to provide for his ...
Style: realistic, bleak, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, injustice, life is a bitch, violence, danger, dishonesty, society, tough heroes, friendship, criminal heroes, crime, street life ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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Reprisal (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 51 min.
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Story: A hyper-noir story that follows a relentless femme fatale who, after being left for dead, sets out to take revenge against her brother and his bombastic gang of gear-heads.
Style: tense, captivating, disturbing, bloody
Plot: neo-noir, neo noir, gang leader, gang, revenge, femme fatale, vengeance, brutality, violence, crimes, adaptation, danger ...
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Shooting Gallery (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A street-smart pool player falls in with a pack of hustlers. As he rises in the underground circuit, he lands in the middle of a match between his boss and a crooked cop.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, tense
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Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Cold Around the Heart (1997)
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A jewel thief moves towards a reunion of revenge with his lover, who pushed him out of their speeding getaway car.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: chase, hitchhiker, rivalry, crime gone awry, deadly, chases and races, crime, criminal's revenge, crimes, lovers on the run, heist, neo noir ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Kiss of Death (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Jimmy Kilmartin is an ex-con living in Astoria in the New York City borough of Queens, trying to stay clean and raising a family with his wife Bev. But when his cousin Ronnie causes him to take a fall for driving an illegal transport of stolen cars, ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, gangsters, murder, crimes, crime, political corruption, master criminal, partners against crime, law enforcement, against the odds, vengeance, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Female Fight Club (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A former fighter reluctantly returns to the life she abandoned in order to help her sister survive the sadistic world of illegal fighting and the maniac who runs it.
Style: suspense, tense, harsh, brutal
Plot: martial arts, violence, vengeance, sex, brutality, danger, redemption, women, lifestyle, fight, death, female nudity ...
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70%
King Of Duval County (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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Story: The Black Family a once powerful respected family has lost power in the city of Jacksonville.11 years has past and now the city is controlled by 4 family's.Young Antonio must return to the city and reclaim the Black family's respect and ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, bleak, enigmatic, disturbing
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Place: usa
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Monument Ave. (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
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Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, dark, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 90s
Place: boston, ireland, europe, usa, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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As Night Comes (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
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Style: serious, captivating, tense, psychological, realistic ...
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Keen young Raymold Avila joins the Internal Affairs Department of the Los Angeles police. He and partner Amy Wallace are soon looking closely at the activities of cop Dennis Peck whose financial holdings start to suggest something shady. Indeed Peck ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, serious, disturbing ...
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Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
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Duration: 90 min.
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Style: suspense, captivating, suspenseful, bleak
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Hezarpa (2018)
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Duration: 122 min.
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Style: humorous, tense, suspense, captivating, entertaining
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
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Style: bleak, captivating, tense, serious, realistic ...
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
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Duration: 90 min.
Story: A big time drug dealer Victor Rosa is looking to get out of the game and sees his chance with a big deal with a new friend who happens to be a Wall St. stockbroker. Thinking this will be his chance to go out on top Victor soon finds out that he has ...
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Country: China, Hong Kong
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Style: realistic, serious, contemplative, tense, captivating ...
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We Die Young (2019)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Bulgaria, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Lucas, a 14-year-old boy inducted into the gang life in Washington D.C., is determined that his 10-year-old brother won't follow the same path. When an Afghanistan war veteran comes into the neighborhood, an opportunity arises.
Style: thought provoking, bleak, rough, suspenseful, suspense
Audience: boys' night
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Duration: 94 min.
Story: Lila, a grief-stricken mother reeling from her son’s murder, attends a support group where she meets Eve, who urges her to take matters into her own hands to track down her son’s killers.
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Collar (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Timothy James 'TJ' Williams (David Wilson) is a streetwise detective whose checkered career, family life and long standing friendship with the would-be mayor, police chief Hamilton Markham (Tom Sizemore), spins out of control and teeters ...
Style: disturbing, unusual plot structure, psychological, tense, suspense
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Undercover (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
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Duration: 86 min.
Story: Young female police officer Nurgül Özdemir lives her life in a rural environment. When she gets asked for an undercover mission in Amsterdam, she grabs the opportunity to get out of the problems this place is giving her. She leaves her homesick ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, tense, unusual plot structure, psychological ...
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No Mercy (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An unconventional undercover Chicago cop and his partner are recruited to commit the murder of a New Orleans criminal kingpin.
Style: suspenseful, serious, intense, suspense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: murder, vengeance, chase, neo noir, crime, crimes, fighting crime, danger, neo-noir, death of partner, crime boss, pursuit ...
Time: 80s
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa, chicago illinois, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Johnny Handsome (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A career criminal who has been deformed since birth is given a new face by a kindly doctor and paroled from prison. It appears that he has gone straight, but he is really planning his revenge on the man who killed his mentor and sent him to prison.
Style: serious, intense, harsh, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, murder, plastic surgery, rehabilitation, robbery, vengeance, betrayal, crime, crimes, girlfriend, police, money ...
Time: 80s
Place: new orleans, usa, texas, new jersey, los angeles
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Across the Line: The Exodus of Charlie Wright (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The story centers on Charlie, a Los Angeles billionaire financial whiz who goes into self-imposed exile in Tijuana after his empire is revealed to have been a Ponzi scheme. While looking for the woman he abandoned there 25 years before, Charlie is ...
Style: serious, exciting, captivating, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: track down, crimes, gangsters, danger, on the run, rivalry, special agents, police corruption, vengeance, law enforcement, cons and scams, profanity ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Witness (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A sheltered Amish child is the sole witness of a brutal murder in a restroom at a Philadelphia train station, and he must be protected. The assignment falls to a taciturn detective who goes undercover in a Pennsylvania Dutch community. On the farm, ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, crime, police corruption, witnessing a crime, cop as target, fish out of water, police detective, amish, murder, police investigation, crimes, chase ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: pennsylvania, philadelphia, usa
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