Movies like The Big Heist

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The Big Heist (2001)
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The Big Heist (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Based on the 1986 book "The Heist: How a Gang Stole $8,000,000 at Kennedy Airport and Lived to Regret It", by Ernest Volkman and John Cummings, this TV movie tells the story about the 1978 Lufthansa Heist at JFK Airport in New York - the largest cash robbery ever committed on American soil. The heist was also the subject of the much better-known 1990 film "Goodfella"s, directed by Martin Scorsese. It was also the subject of another made-for-television film: "The 10 Million Dollar Getaway" from 1991.
Plot: mafia, robbery, gangsters, heist, organized crime, gangster, irish american
Place: new york

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Most similar movies to The Big Heist

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, rough and suspenseful films with plots about gangsters, mafia, gangster, organized crime, crime, crimes and bandit mostly in Crime, Drama and Biography genres. Some movies like The Big Heist: Mafia Princess (1986), Mad Dog Coll (1992), Honor Thy Father (1973), The Godfather: Part III (1990), This Thing of Ours (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Mafia Princess (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Looks at the life of mafia boss Salvatore Giancana. Especially his troubled relationship with his family.
Plot: mafia, mob boss, corruption, daughter, organized crime, independence, gangster, generation gap, gangsters, crimes, crime
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Mad Dog Coll (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: New York City is torn apart by an all-out mafia war. With brother Peter at his side, Vincent "Mad Dog" Coll blasts his way from streetfighter to kingpin in the dangerous world of organized crime.
Plot: irish american, irish, gangsters, organized crime, gangster
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Honor Thy Father (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Joseph Bologna stars as Bill Bonanno in this made-for-television adaptation of the controversial bestseller from Gay Talese, chronicling the rise of New York's infamous Bonanno organized crime family. When his father disappears in 1964 and Bill ...
Style: cynical, rough, serious, realistic, semi documentary
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, ambition, deadly, crimes, gays and lesbians, crime, tough heroes, horse, horse riding, murder, restaurant ...
Time: 60s, year 1967, 1960s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Godfather: Part III (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 162 min.
Story: In the midst of trying to legitimize his business dealings in 1979 New York and Italy, aging mafia don, Michael Corleone seeks forgiveness for his sins while taking a young protege under his wing.
Style: epic, stylized, saga, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, organized crime, helicopter, revenge, assassination, mob boss, priest, family relations, christianity, pope, symbolism ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, year 1980, year 1979
Place: italy, new york, vatican, usa, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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The Big Family (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Two mafia bosses, Don Antonio Marchesi and Don Peppino Scalise, battle over building contracts in Palermo.
Plot: organized crime, mafia, italian american, sicilian, police, corruption, police officer shot, police uniform stolen, police shootout, police officer, mob boss
Time: 70s
Place: sicily, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
This Thing of Ours (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Using the Internet and global satellites, a group of gangsters pull off the biggest bank heist in the Mafia's history.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gangsters, master criminal, chases and races, cons and scams, crimes, betrayal, crime gone awry, partners, criminal heroes, dishonesty, bank ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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The Godfather (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 175 min.
Story: Spanning the years 1945 to 1955, a chronicle of the fictional Italian-American Corleone crime family. When organized crime family patriarch, Vito Corleone barely survives an attempt on his life, his youngest son, Michael steps in to take care of the ...
Style: captivating, serious, rough, atmospheric, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, organized crime, pride and honor, criminal heroes, greed, gang war, crimes, lawyer, cosa nostra, mob boss, corruption ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 40s, 1950s, 20th century ...
Place: italy, new york, europe, sicily, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Godfather: Part II (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 202 min.
Story: In the continuing saga of the Corleone crime family, a young Vito Corleone grows up in Sicily and in 1910s New York. In the 1950s, Michael Corleone attempts to expand the family business into Las Vegas, Hollywood and Cuba.
Style: captivating, epic, atmospheric, dramatic, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, crimes, organized crime, melancholy, criminal heroes, ambition, rise to the top, corruption, immigrants, pride and honor, family relations ...
Time: 50s, 40s, 20th century, 1920s, 1940s ...
Place: cuba, italy, new york, las vegas, sicily ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Incident on a Dark Street (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A small-time hood is murdered just as he is about to blow the whistle on an organized crime ring.
Style: tv series pilot
Plot: mafia, ice pick, bribe, courtroom, corruption, bomb, organized crime, district attorney, whistleblower
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.2
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Crazy Joe (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The rise and fall of a Mafia gangster, based on the life of murdered New York gangster "Crazy" Joey Gallo.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, rough, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: prison, gangsters, psychopath, crimes, crime, criminal heroes, deadly, godparent, restaurant, store, murder, heist ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Lawless (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Set in the Depression-era Franklin County, Virginia, a bootlegging gang is threatened by authorities who want a cut of their profits.
Style: stylized, atmospheric, serious, bleak, rough ...
Plot: gangsters, smuggling, crimes, mafia, gang, gunfight, fist fighting, greed, rivalry, rebellion, uninhibited rivalry, ambitious ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1940
Place: virginia, usa, appalachia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Portrait of a Mobster (1961)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A vicious hood rises to the top of the rackets in Depression-era New York in this account of the life of Dutch Schultz.
Plot: police corruption, evil man, murder, betrayal, organized crime, gangster, prohibition, gangsters, bandit, true crime, corruption
Time: 1920s, 1930s
Place: bronx new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Mob Town (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Based on the true story of the notorious 1957 ‘mob summit’ in upstate New York. Spearheaded by Vito Genovese, more than 50 leaders of the organized crime syndicates from around the country converged on the sleepy town to discuss upcoming ...
Style: suspense, tense, exciting, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: crime boss, organized crime, gangsters, mafia, mob hit, conspiracy, social climbing, family relations, violence, friendship between men, american politics, friendship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Mad Dog Coll (1961)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Killer Vincent "Mad Dog" Coll moves in on gangster Dutch Schultz in 1920s New York.
Plot: death of protagonist, gunfight, bandit, kiss, police shootout, violence, villain played by lead actor, machine gun, tommy gun, love interest, mafia, girlfriend ...
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
American Mobster (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Nick Romano is a young Italian American fighting his own personal demons. He's got a chip on his shoulder and a lot to prove. Teamed with his crazy but always loyal partner Carlo, the two small time hoods are on the streets trying to hustle and ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: gangsters, criminal heroes, crimes, couples, curses spells and rituals, mafia, italian american, crime, sex scene, sex
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: miami, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.7
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The Gang (1977)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In 1945, as World War Two comes to a close, five small time crooks unite to form a gang. After several bold robberies they become notorious as "the front-wheel drive gang". The police attempt to stop their crime spree with little success, ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, chases and races, police investigation, crimes, criminal heroes, dishonesty, crime, chase, gang, heist, law enforcement, marriage ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Getting Gotti (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The fall of mob boss John Gotti
Plot: mafia, italian american, female lawyer, lawyer, jury, courtroom, prosecutor, mob, bandit
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The Ruthless (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Milan, Italy, 1967. Santo Russo, a boy of Calabrian origin, arrives north with his parents and younger brother to find better living conditions. Due to an absurd misunderstanding and his father's contempt, Santo ends up in prison, where he gets ...
Style: harsh, suspense, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: drug lord, mob boss, gangsters, gangster, mafia, anti-hero, bank robbery, robbery, street shootout, gunfight, tough guy, organized crime ...
Time: 60s, 90s, 80s, 1990s, 1960s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Family Business (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Jessie is an aging career criminal who has been in more jails, fights, schemes, and lineups than just about anyone else. His son Vito, while currently on the straight and narrow, has had a fairly shady past and is indeed no stranger to illegal ...
Style: serious, realistic, talky, complex, emotional ...
Plot: heist, family relations, family business, prison, life sentence, criminal, grandfather grandson relationship, crime, crimes, bittersweet, cons and scams, parents and children ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Bella Mafia (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Don Roberto Luciano turns informer for the biggest Mafia trial in history, but his family pays a terrible price.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: mafia, murder, monastery, revenge, filicide, gangsters, betrayal, crime, family life, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, pregnancy ...
Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.0
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Gunshy (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When the New York journalist Jake Bridges catches his girlfriend with another guy, he goes to Atlantic City to drink himself to oblivion. He is saved from a bar brawl by a small-time mobster Frankie, and Jake falls in love with Frankie's ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: infidelity, fall in love, crimes, writer's life, crime, gangsters, dishonesty, love and romance, journalism, unlikely criminals, love triangle, neo-noir ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Hoodlum (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In 1934, the second most lucrative business in New York City was running "the numbers". When, Madam Queen, the powerful woman who runs the scam in Harlem, is arrested. Ellsworth "Bumpy" Johnson takes over the business and must ...
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, violence, murder, bandit, crimes, crime, interracial relations, gambling, psychopath, graphic violence, rivalry, dishonesty ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 70s
Place: new york, harlem, usa, illinois, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 229 min.
Story: A former Prohibition-era Jewish gangster returns to the Lower East Side of Manhattan over thirty years later, where he once again must confront the ghosts and regrets of his old life.
Style: epic, melancholic, atmospheric, rough, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, rape, corruption, crimes, friendship, criminal heroes, gangster, murder, torture, prohibition, rise and fall ...
Time: 60s, 1930s, 1920s, 30s, 1960s ...
Place: new york, usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Young Dillinger (1965)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The 1930s outlaw (Nick Adams) teams up with Pretty Boy Floyd (Robert Conrad), Baby Face Nelson (John Ashley) and Homer Van Meter.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: gangster, moll, prison, prison warden, betrayal, bank robbery, robbery, gangsters, informant, prison escape, pregnancy, federal bureau of investigation
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33%
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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, crimes, fbi, gangsters, blind ambition, gambling ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1980, year 1973 ...
Place: las vegas, usa, costa rica, kansas city, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.0
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Diamonds (1975)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Switzerland, Israel, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Richard Roundtree (SHAFT), Robert Shaw (JAWS) and $100 Million of the Hottest Rocks in the World!
Plot: heist, twins, jewish, twin, diamond
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.0
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Mobsters (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The story of a group of friends in turn of the century New York, from their early days as street hoods to their rise in the world of organized crime...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, friendship, betrayal, murder, crimes, crime, vengeance, criminal heroes, tough heroes, dishonesty, blind ambition, organized crime ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 1910s
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, brooklyn new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.3
 7K
Gotti (1996)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: John Gotti, the head of a small New York mafia crew breaks a few of the old family rules. He rises to become the head of the Gambino family and the most well-known mafia boss in America. Life is good, but suspicion creeps in, and greed, ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious
Plot: crime boss, gangsters, blind ambition, ambition, legal, life is a bitch, law enforcement, deadly, rise and fall, testimony, city life, criminal heroes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.7
 56
One Way Out (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After a man gets out of prison, he decides to go straight and leave his life of crime behind him. However, when he gets home he finds that his brother is in danger and the family farm is in foreclosure. He plans to take revenge on those responsible, ...
Plot: caper, murder, heist gone wrong, release from prison, garage, heist, ex convict, gangsters, one last job, revenge, gangster
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 8.7
 1.0M
Goodfellas (1990)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: The true story of Henry Hill, a half-Irish, half-Sicilian Brooklyn kid who is adopted by neighbourhood gangsters at an early age and climbs the ranks of a Mafia family under the guidance of Jimmy Conway.
Style: rough, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, organized crime, rise and fall, crimes, friends, mentor, drug traffic, fbi, criminal heroes, shooting, racial slur ...
Time: 50s, 70s, 20th century, 60s, year 1979 ...
Place: new york, florida, brooklyn new york city, usa, bronx new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%