Movies like Before the Devil Knows You're Dead

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Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007)
 7.3
 104K
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: When two brothers organize the robbery of their parents' jewelry store, the job goes horribly wrong, triggering a series of events that send them and their family hurtling towards a shattering climax.
Style: suspense, bleak, neo noir, realistic, disturbing, psychological, dark, serious, twists and turns, depressing ...
Plot: robbery, dysfunctional family, sex scene, heist, blackmail, crime gone awry, greed, crimes, adultery, divorce, murder, character study, debt, suburbs, sibling relationship, deception, family problems, plan gone awry, death of wife, death of mother, brother in law sister in law relationship, disorder, violence, love triangle, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, brazil, rio de janeiro, manhattan new york city

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Most similar movies to Before the Devil Knows You're Dead

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspense, twists and turns and interesting films with plots about crimes, dialogue, storytelling, greed, murder, corruption and violence mostly in Crime, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like Before the Devil Knows You're Dead: Fargo (1996), The Drop (2014), Reservoir Dogs (1992), 21 Grams (2003), Shallow Grave (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.1
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Fargo (1996)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Jerry, a small-town Minnesota car salesman is bursting at the seams with debt... but he's got a plan. He's going to hire two thugs to kidnap his wife in a scheme to collect a hefty ransom from his wealthy father-in-law. It's going to ...
Style: neo noir, atmospheric, suspense, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: snow, kidnapping, dark humor, small town, police investigation, ransom, crime gone awry, police, greed, murder, psychopath, crimes ...
Time: 80s, year 1987, 20th century
Place: minnesota, north dakota, usa, minneapolis minnesota
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100%
 7.0
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The Drop (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Bob Saginowski finds himself at the center of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighborhood's past where friends, families, and foes all work together to make a living - no matter the cost.
Style: twists and turns, tense, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night
Plot: gangsters, robbery, criminal heroes, crimes, crime boss, organized crime, fall in love, criminal's revenge, catholic, hitman, murder mystery, church ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, boston, brooklyn new york city, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Reservoir Dogs (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A botched robbery indicates a police informant, and the pressure mounts in the aftermath at a warehouse. Crime begets violence as the survivors -- veteran Mr. White, newcomer Mr. Orange, psychopathic parolee Mr. Blonde, bickering weasel Mr. Pink and ...
Style: brutal, talky, neo noir, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, heist, crime gone awry, undercover cop, dark hero, heist gone wrong, psychopath, robbery, gang, swearing, perfect crime, gangsters ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 7.7
 236K
21 Grams (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: This is the story of three gentle persons: Paul Rivers an ailing mathematician lovelessly married to an English émigré, Christina Peck, an upper-middle-class suburban housewife, happily married and mother of two little girls, and Jack Jordan, an ...
Style: mind bending, emotional, gloomy, depressing, psychological ...
Plot: life is a bitch, guilt, drugs, drug addiction, suicide attempt, redemption, mathematician, tragedy, multiple storylines, grief, hit and run, faith ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.3
 61K
Shallow Grave (1994)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Three friends discover their new flatmate dead but loaded with cash.
Style: neo noir, psychological, suspense, twists and turns, dark ...
Plot: friendship, dark humor, crimes, greed, betrayal, roommate, paranoia, crime gone awry, murder, violence, money, powerful ending ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: scotland, rio de janeiro, edinburgh scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Miller's Crossing (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Set in 1929, a political boss and his advisor have a parting of the ways when they both fall for the same woman.
Style: neo noir, atmospheric, stylized, tense, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, mafia, corruption, betrayal, irish mob, violence, love triangle, blackmail, loyalty, crimes, jewish ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Killing Them Softly (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Jackie Cogan is an enforcer hired to restore order after three dumb guys rob a Mob protected card game, causing the local criminal economy to collapse.
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, brutal, tense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, robbery, hitman, crimes, crime gone awry, mafia, gambling, heist, organized crime, poker, brutality, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2008, 70s
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana, orlando florida, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 534K
Nightcrawler (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: When Lou Bloom, desperate for work, muscles into the world of L.A. crime journalism, he blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story. Aiding him in his effort is Nina, a TV-news veteran.
Style: neo noir, psychological, disturbing, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: journalism, character study, sociopath, cynicism, journalist, ethics, deception, home invasion, morality, tv news, graphic violence, crime scene ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, venice beach california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 7.1
 74K
Blue Ruin (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The quiet life of a beach bum is upended by dreadful news. He sets off for his childhood home to carry out an act of vengeance but proves an inept assassin and finds himself in a brutal fight to protect his estranged family.
Style: dark, neo noir, atmospheric, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: vengeance, revenge, vigilante, death, homeless, crimes, vigilantism, car, violence, murder, character study, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: virginia, usa, delaware
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A Perfect Murder (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Millionaire industrialist Steven Taylor is a man who has everything but what he craves most: the love and fidelity of his wife. A hugely successful player in the New York financial world, he considers her to be his most treasured acquisition. But ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, sexy, surprise ending, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, betrayal, murder, extramarital affair, love affair, crimes, perfect crime, blackmail, jealousy, violent husband, plan gone awry, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, brooklyn new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 28K
The Grifters (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A young short-con grifter suffers both injury and the displeasure of reuniting with his criminal mother, all the while dating an unpredictable young lady.
Style: neo noir, twists and turns, tense, cynical, sexy ...
Plot: betrayal, con artists, femme fatale, crimes, nudity (full frontal - brief), hidden money, manipulation, con trick, older woman younger man relationship, female nudity, swindle, female criminal ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, arizona, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 271K
Gone Baby Gone (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When 4 year old Amanda McCready disappears from her home and the police make little headway in solving the case, the girl's aunt, Beatrice McCready hires two private detectives, Patrick Kenzie and Angie Gennaro. The detectives freely admit that ...
Style: twist ending, surprise ending, twists and turns, neo noir, suspenseful ...
Plot: kidnapping, investigation, private detective, missing child, pedophile, kidnapped child, conspiracy, police investigation, disappearance, crimes, moral dilemma, child abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
No Country for Old Men (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Llewelyn Moss stumbles upon dead bodies, $2 million and a hoard of heroin in a Texas desert, but methodical killer Anton Chigurh comes looking for it, with local sheriff Ed Tom Bell hot on his trail. The roles of prey and predator blur as the ...
Style: neo noir, suspense, tense, atmospheric, rough ...
Plot: hitman, crimes, psychopath, greed, brutality, human nature, sheriff, death, peril, desert, serial killer, money ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: texas, el paso texas, mexico, austin texas, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 346K
Jackie Brown (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Jackie Brown is a flight attendant who gets caught in the middle of smuggling cash into the country for her gunrunner boss. When the cops try to use Jackie to get to her boss, she hatches a plan—with help from a bail bondsman—to keep the money ...
Style: suspense, tense, talky, twists and turns, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, greed, stewardess, gangsters, crimes, airport, smuggling, bail bondsman, corruption, racial slur, hitman, multiple storylines ...
Time: 70s, 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 12K
The Deep End (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: With her husband Jack perpetually away at work, Margaret Hall raises her children virtually alone. Her teenage son is testing the waters of the adult world, and early one morning she wakes to find the dead body of his gay lover on the beach of their ...
Style: neo noir, tense, twists and turns, suspenseful, emotional ...
Plot: gay, murder, crimes, life is a bitch, gay teenager, wound, mother son relationship, tragedy, murder mystery, police investigation, conspiracy, fight ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Place Beyond the Pines (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A motorcycle stunt rider considers committing a crime in order to provide for his wife and child, an act that puts him on a collision course with a cop-turned-politician.
Style: harsh, captivating, psychological, gloomy, melancholic ...
Plot: motorcycle, bank robbery, money problems, loner, haunted by the past, father son relationship, corruption, destiny, death, heist, parenthood, justice ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 52K
U Turn (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: When Bobby's car breaks down in the desert while on the run from some of the bookies who have already taken two of his fingers, he becomes trapped in the nearby small town where the people are stranger than anyone he's encountered. After ...
Style: neo noir, disturbing, sexy, intense, serious ...
Plot: small town, desert, incest, brutality, on the run, wilderness, betrayal, murder, femme fatale, mechanic, money, character study ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: arizona, las vegas, usa, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Cassandra's Dream (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The tale of two brothers with serious financial woes. When a third party proposes they turn to crime, things go bad and the two become enemies.
Style: suspense, twists and turns, tense, suspenseful, sexy ...
Plot: murder, crimes, redemption, debt, investigation, loser, siblings relations, moral dilemma, gambling, money, hitman, secrets ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, brighton
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Blood and Wine (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A man who has failed as a father and husband commits a heist to make money for his fledging business, but things become complicated when his wife interferes.
Style: neo noir, tense, melancholic, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: heist, dysfunctional family, crimes, greed, wine, family relations, family problems, nothing goes right, parents and children, murder, robbery, crime gone awry ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.1
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11:14 (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Tells the seemingly random yet vitally connected story of a set of incidents that all converge one evening at 11:14pm. The story follows the chain of events of five different characters and five different storylines that all converge to tell the ...
Style: twist ending, non-linear, twists and turns, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: dark humor, crime gone awry, accident, crimes, murder, chase, vandalism, nothing goes right, multiple perspectives, police officer, police, obsession ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Brooklyn's Finest (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Enforcing the law within the notoriously rough Brownsville section of the city and especially within the Van Dyke housing projects is the NYPD's sixty-fifth precinct. Three police officers struggle with the sometimes fine line between right and ...
Style: realistic, tense, suspense, intense, dark ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: corrupt cop, corruption, police, crimes, police corruption, guilt, nypd, police detective, betrayal, murder, organized crime, swat team ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, new jersey, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.7
 78K
Killer Joe (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A cop (Matthew McConaughey) who moonlights as a hit man agrees to kill the hated mother of a desperate drug dealer (Emile Hirsch) in exchange for a tumble with the young man's virginal sister (Juno Temple).
Style: neo noir, disturbing, suspense, twists and turns, surreal ...
Plot: hitman, psychopath, female nudity, sex, greed, crimes, deal, nudity (full frontal - brief), murder, killer, character study, police detective ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa, oklahoma, dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.0
 42K
13 (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A naive young man assumes a dead man's identity and finds himself embroiled in an underground world of power, violence, and chance where men gamble behind closed doors on the lives of other men.
Style: bleak, psychological, tense, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: russian roulette, greed, gambling, organized crime, murder, crimes, fish out of water, life is a bitch, game of death, society, social decay, survival ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, pennsylvania, midwest, delaware ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Movie in collections
 7.0
 59K
The Lookout (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Chris is a once promising high school athlete whose life is turned upside down following a tragic accident. As he tries to maintain a normal life, he takes a job as a janitor at a bank, where he ultimately finds himself caught up in a planned heist.
Style: suspense, tense, realistic, suspenseful, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: bank robbery, heist, memory loss, amnesia, crimes, young man, female nudity, seduction, casual sex, violence, murder, loss of friend ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, kansas, california, kansas city
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.6
 96K
Blood Simple (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The owner of a seedy small-town Texas bar discovers that one of his employees is having an affair with his wife. A chaotic chain of misunderstandings, lies and mischief ensues after he devises a plot to have them murdered.
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, cynical, suspense, twists and turns ...
Plot: private detective, extramarital affair, crime gone awry, adultery, murder, infidelity, hitman, crimes, betrayal, murder mystery, gunfight, visceral ...
Time: year 1984, 20th century, 80s
Place: texas, austin texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Best Laid Plans (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Rich, successful Bryce meets beautiful Lissa at a bar one night and invites her back to his house, not suspecting for a moment that Lissa isn't really who she seems. What unfolds next is a dangerous, tangled web of double-crosses and seduction.
Style: neo noir, twists and turns, suspenseful, surprise ending, suspense ...
Plot: crimes, heist, crime gone awry, manipulation, small town, betrayal, murder, cons and scams, disorder, dishonesty, nothing goes right, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, nevada, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
What Doesn't Kill You (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Two childhood friends from South Boston turn to crime as a way to get by, ultimately causing a strain in their personal lives and their friendship.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating, rough ...
Plot: friendship, infidelity, heist, crimes, family problems, downfall, buddies, haunted by the past, tough law enforcer, criminal heroes, legal, drug addiction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Pride and Glory (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A saga centered on a multi-generational family of New York City Police officers. The family's moral codes are tested when Ray Tierney, investigates a case that reveals an incendiary police corruption scandal involving his own brother-in-law. ...
Style: tense, suspense, twists and turns, intense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, police corruption, police investigation, investigation, murder, crimes, betrayal, corruption, moral dilemma, police officer, organized crime, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, boston, usa, manhattan new york city, bronx new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.3
 58K
Animal Kingdom (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Following the death of his mother, J finds himself living with his estranged family, under the watchful eye of his doting grandmother, Smurf, mother to the Cody boys. J quickly comes to believe that he is a player in this world. But, as he soon ...
Style: tense, disturbing, bleak, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: crimes, gangsters, organized crime, interrogation, mafia, violence, complex characters, investigation, justice, character study, vengeance, drug dealer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Reservation Road (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Two fathers' lives intersect when one of them is involved in a terrible and sudden hit-and-run car accident that leaves the other's son dead. In response, the two men (Joaquin Phoenix and Mark Ruffalo) react in unexpected ways as a ...
Style: psychological, tense, emotional, intense, suspenseful ...
Plot: redemption, investigation, obsession, loss of child, dysfunctional family, lawyer, revenge, character study, family problems, losing-it hero, parents and children, cover up ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%