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Jackie Brown (1997)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Jackie Brown (1997)

The middle-aged stewardess Jackie Brown smuggles money from Mexico to Los Angeles for the arms dealer Ordell Robbie. When she gets caught by the agents Ray Nicolet and Mark Dargus with ten thousand dollars and cocaine in her purse, they propose a deal to her to help them to arrest Ordell in exchange of her freedom. Meanwhile Ordell asks the 56-year-old Max Cherry, who runs a bail bond business, to release Jackie Brown with the intention of eliminating her. Jackie suspects of Ordell's intention and plots a complicated confidence game with Max to steal half a million dollars from Ordell. (Read More)

Themes:money,  regret,  divorce,  deception,  betrayal,  drugs
Locations:airport,  bar
Period:1990s
Story:bail bondsman,  bail,  flight attendant,  gun smuggling,  arms dealer,  younger woman older man relationship,  woman as object,  woman in uniform,  older man younger woman,  older man younger woman sex,  marijuana joint,  older man younger woman relationship,  bikini girl,  stealing money,  bag of money,  gun dealer,  black male white female relationship,  flight attendant uniform,  beach bunny,  repeated scene from a different perspective,  mislaid trust,  journey shown on map,  sex with an older man,  weapons dealer,  atf,  dishonor,  interrogation room,  car trunk,  female bare feet,  phone conversation,  cult movie cast,  white male black female relationship,  literary adaptation,  incompetence,  goatee,  hot pants,  murder by gunshot,  multiple perspectives,  drug trade,  crack cocaine,  blaxploitation,  bare feet,  body in a trunk,  interracial kiss,  department store,  smuggler,  drunk driving,  independence,  stewardess,  whistle,  bong,  age difference,  midlife crisis,  release from prison,  dressing room,  bounty hunter,  con artist,  shopping mall,  smuggling,  interracial romance,  camera shot of feet,  movie theatre,  parking garage,  scam,  overalls,  red dress,  shot in the stomach,  aging,  ak 47,  black american,  bare chested male bondage,  cult director,  ex convict,  film within a film,  split screen,  court,  undercover,  strip club,  racial slur,  unrequited love,  double cross,  nonlinear timeline,  weapon,  interracial relationship,  woman,  television,  jail,  sex standing up,  marijuana,  held at gunpoint,  bikini,  los angeles california,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  shot to death,  female protagonist,  corpse,  cell phone,  cult film,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  gun,  character name in title,  independent film,  based on novel,  f rated,  murder,  violence,  blood

Snitch (2013)
Action, Drama, Thriller

Snitch (2013)

Construction company owner John Matthews learns that his estranged son, Jason, has been arrested for drug trafficking. Facing an unjust prison sentence for a first time offender courtesy of mandatory minimum sentence laws, Jason has nothing to offer for leniency in good conscience. Desperately, John convinces the DEA and the opportunistic DA Joanne Keeghan to let him go undercover to help make arrests big enough to free his son in return. With the unwitting help of an ex-con employee, John enters the narcotics underworld where every move could be his last in an operation that will demand all his resources, wits and courage to survive. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  money,  drugs
Story:bag of money,  drug trade,  release from prison,  parking garage,  ak 47,  ex convict,  undercover,  double cross,  weapon,  woman,  held at gunpoint,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  shot to death,  cell phone,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  murder,  blood,  violence

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The Way Of The Gun (2000)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Way Of The Gun (2000)

Two petty if violent criminals kidnap a girl being paid $1m to be a surrogate mother. As the baby is for a gangster the pair's demand for money sees several henchmen and assorted other ruthless characters head after them to Mexico. Bullets rather than talking are always going to settle this one.

Themes:deception,  betrayal,  money
Locations:bar
Story:older man younger woman relationship,  bag of money,  shot in the stomach,  ak 47,  double cross,  interracial relationship,  held at gunpoint,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  shot to death,  corpse,  cell phone,  cult film,  cigarette smoking,  independent film,  blood,  gun,  murder,  violence

The Salton Sea (2002)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Salton Sea (2002)

After the murder of his beloved wife, Danny Parker is set adrift in a world where nothing is as it seems. On his journey he befriends slacker Jimmy the Finn and becomes involved in rescuing his neighbor Colette from her own demons. Danny is antagonized by undercover narcotics agents and sadistic dealer Pooh-Bear. (Read More)

Themes:deception
Locations:bar
Story:bag of money,  drunk driving,  arms dealer,  shot in the stomach,  ex convict,  undercover,  double cross,  nonlinear timeline,  held at gunpoint,  los angeles california,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  shot to death,  corpse,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  violence,  murder,  blood

Baby Driver (2017) is one of the best movies like Jackie Brown (1997)
Action, Crime, Music, Thriller

Baby Driver (2017)

Baby is a young and partially hearing impaired getaway driver who can make any wild move while in motion with the right track playing. It's a critical talent he needs to survive his indentured servitude to the crime boss, Doc, who values his role in his meticulously planned robberies. However, just when Baby thinks he is finally free and clear to have his own life with his new girlfriend, Deborah, Doc coerces him back for another job. Now saddled with a crew of thugs too violently unstable to keep to Doc's plans, Baby finds himself and everything he cares for in terrible danger. To survive and escape the coming maelstrom, it will take all of Baby's skill, wits and daring, but even on the best track, can he make it when life is forcing him to face the music? (Read More)

Themes:deception,  betrayal,  money
Story:marijuana joint,  older man younger woman relationship,  bag of money,  body in a trunk,  department store,  arms dealer,  release from prison,  shopping mall,  parking garage,  ak 47,  court,  undercover,  racial slur,  jail,  held at gunpoint,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  shot to death,  corpse,  cell phone,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  character name in title,  gun,  violence,  murder,  blood

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Menace II Society (1993)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Menace II Society (1993)

This urban nightmare chronicles several days in the life of Caine Lawson, following his high-school graduation, as he attempts to escape his violent existence in the projects of Watts, CA. This is why Menace II Society (1993) is one of the best movies like Jackie Brown (1997).

Themes:betrayal,  money,  drugs
Period:1990s
Story:marijuana joint,  blaxploitation,  release from prison,  parking garage,  racial slur,  held at gunpoint,  los angeles california,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  shot to death,  cult film,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  independent film,  gun,  violence,  murder,  blood

New Jack City (1991)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

New Jack City (1991)

The gangster Nino has a gang who call themselves Cash Money Brothers. They get into the crack business and not before long they make a million dollars every week. A cop, Scotty, is after them. He tries to get into the gang by letting an ex-drug addict infiltrate the gang, but the attempt fails miserably. The only thing that remains is that Scotty himself becomes a drug pusher. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  betrayal,  money,  drugs
Locations:bar
Period:1990s
Story:bag of money,  crack cocaine,  blaxploitation,  bong,  ak 47,  court,  undercover,  racial slur,  double cross,  held at gunpoint,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  shot to death,  corpse,  cell phone,  cult film,  title spoken by character,  african american,  independent film,  blood,  murder,  violence,  gun

Blood Father (2016)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Blood Father (2016)

Themes:regret,  deception,  betrayal,  money,  drugs
Locations:bar
Story:body in a trunk,  movie theatre,  ak 47,  ex convict,  racial slur,  double cross,  held at gunpoint,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  shot to death,  cell phone,  photograph,  independent film,  based on novel,  blood,  violence,  gun,  murder

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Focus (2015) is one of the best movies like Jackie Brown (1997)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance

Focus (2015)

Nicky Spurgeon is an extremely accomplished con man who takes an amateur con artist, Jess, under his wing. Nicky and Jess become romantically involved, and with Nicky's profession of being a liar and a cheater for a living, he realizes that deception and love are things that don't go together. They split, only to see each other three years later... And things get messy. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  betrayal,  money
Locations:airport,  bar
Story:con artist,  older man younger woman relationship,  bag of money,  interracial kiss,  department store,  interracial romance,  parking garage,  racial slur,  double cross,  interracial relationship,  held at gunpoint,  bikini,  shot in the chest,  black comedy,  cell phone,  title spoken by character,  blood

Ride Along (2014)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Romance

Ride Along (2014)

Ben must prove he is good enough to date cop James' sister. By doing this he goes on a "Ride Along" to show that he is not weak and he will do whatever it takes to get James' approval but along the way runs into a few obstacles that he has to overcome in a very funny way.

Themes:deception,  betrayal
Story:gun smuggling,  stealing money,  bag of money,  arms dealer,  shopping mall,  ak 47,  undercover,  strip club,  racial slur,  double cross,  held at gunpoint,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  cell phone,  title spoken by character,  african american,  violence,  murder,  blood

Takers (2010)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Takers (2010)

A seasoned team of bank robbers, including Gordon Jennings (Idris Elba), John Rahway (Paul Walker), A.J. (Hayden Christensen), and brothers Jake (Michael Ealy) and Jesse (Chris Brown) Attica successfully complete their latest heist and lead a life of luxury while planning their next job. When Ghost (Tip T.I. Harris), a former member of their team, is released from prison he convinces the group to strike an armored car carrying $20 million. As the "takers" carefully plot their strategy and draw nearer to exacting the grand heist, a reckless police officer (Matt Dillon) inches closer to apprehending the criminals. This is why Takers (2010) is one of the best movies like Jackie Brown (1997). (Read More)

Themes:deception,  betrayal
Locations:airport,  bar
Story:bag of money,  release from prison,  parking garage,  shot in the stomach,  ak 47,  ex convict,  double cross,  held at gunpoint,  los angeles california,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  neo noir,  shot to death,  corpse,  cell phone,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  violence,  murder,  blood

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Harsh Times (2005)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Harsh Times (2005)

Jim Davis is an ex-Army Ranger who finds himself slipping back into his old life of petty crime after a job offer from the LAPD evaporates. His best friend is pressured by his girlfriend Sylvia to find a job, but Jim is more interested in hanging out and making cash from small heists, while trying to get a law enforcement job so he can marry his Mexican girlfriend. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  drugs
Locations:bar
Story:stealing money,  drunk driving,  smuggling,  black american,  marijuana,  held at gunpoint,  los angeles california,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  photograph,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  independent film,  violence,  blood,  murder,  gun

Donnie Brasco (1997) is one of the best movies like Jackie Brown (1997)
Biography, Crime, Drama

Donnie Brasco (1997)

This true story follows FBI agent Joe Pistone as he infiltrates the mafia of New York. Befriending Lefty Ruggiero, Pistone (under the name Donnie Brasco) is able to embed himself in a mafia faction led by Sonny Black. Ruggiero and Pistone become tight as the group goes about collecting money for 'the bosses'. Eventually, the group become big-time when Black himself becomes a boss; all the while, Pistone collects evidence. However, the trials and tribulations of the undercover work become more than Pistone can bear. His marriage falls apart, and to top it off, the mafia suspect a mole in the organization. The real dilemma is afforded to Pistone, who knows if he walks away from the mafia, Ruggiero will be the one punished. (Read More)

Themes:divorce,  betrayal,  money,  drugs
Locations:airport,  bar
Story:undercover,  stealing money,  shot in the stomach,  strip club,  racial slur,  held at gunpoint,  bikini,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  shot to death,  corpse,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  character name in title,  violence,  blood,  murder

Brick Mansions (2014)
Action, Crime, Sci-fi, Thriller

Brick Mansions (2014)

Themes:deception,  betrayal,  drugs
Story:body in a trunk,  arms dealer,  ak 47,  bare chested male bondage,  ex convict,  undercover,  racial slur,  held at gunpoint,  shot in the head,  gangster,  black comedy,  neo noir,  cell phone,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  violence,  murder

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Triple 9 (2016)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Triple 9 (2016)

In TRIPLE 9, a crew of dirty cops are blackmailed by the Russian mob to execute a virtually impossible heist. The only way to pull it off is to manufacture a 999, police code for "officer down". Their plan is turned upside down when the unsuspecting rookie they set up to die foils the attack, triggering a breakneck, action-packed finale filled with double-crosses, greed and revenge. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  betrayal,  money,  drugs
Locations:bar
Story:marijuana joint,  bag of money,  crack cocaine,  body in a trunk,  ak 47,  ex convict,  strip club,  racial slur,  double cross,  interracial relationship,  held at gunpoint,  bikini,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  shot to death,  corpse,  cell phone,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  independent film,  violence,  murder,  blood

London Boulevard (2010)
Crime, Drama

London Boulevard (2010)

Fresh out of prison, Mitchel wants nothing to do with crime but accepts a kip from Billy, a marginal grafter, and accompanies Billy on rent collection trips. He's also old school, wanting revenge on two youths for assaulting a mendicant he's befriended. He's got a strung-out sister to protect, and he's offered a job protecting a famous actress from paparazzi. The plot lines join when Michael finds himself attracted to the actress and Billy's Mob boss, Gant, finds ways to force Michael work for him. He also warns Michael off revenge against the assailants of his friend. What are Michael's options: is there any way to avoid Gant, protect his sister, and find a path to love? This is why London Boulevard (2010) is one of the best movies like Jackie Brown (1997). (Read More)

Themes:divorce,  money
Story:marijuana joint,  release from prison,  camera shot of feet,  ex convict,  strip club,  racial slur,  los angeles california,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  based on novel,  murder,  violence

The Limey (1999) is one of the best movies like Jackie Brown (1997)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Limey (1999)

An ex-con, fresh out of prison, goes to L.A. to try to learn who murdered his daughter. However, he quickly finds that he is completely out of place with no understanding of the culture he finds. His investigations are helped by another ex-con. Together they learn that his daughter had been having an affair with a record producer, who is presently having an affair with another young woman. An aging actress, who also knew his daughter, forces him to look at his own failures as a father. The movie does focus on the drama of the situation and the inter-relationships of the characters and seldom slips into an action piece. (Read More)

Themes:money,  drugs
Locations:airport,  bar
Story:older man younger woman relationship,  stewardess,  aging,  ex convict,  racial slur,  nonlinear timeline,  woman,  marijuana,  held at gunpoint,  los angeles california,  gangster,  black comedy,  neo noir,  shot to death,  cell phone,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  independent film,  gun,  blood,  violence,  murder

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Rising Sun (1993)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Rising Sun (1993)

At the offices of a Japanese corporation, during a party, a woman, who's evidently a professional mistress, is found dead, apparently after some rough sex. A police detective, Web Smith is called in to investigate but before getting there, he gets a call from someone who instructs him to pick up John Connor, a former police Captain and expert on Japanese affairs. When they arrive there Web thinks that everything is obvious but Connor tells him that there's a lot more going on. (Read More)

Themes:divorce
Locations:bar
Period:1990s
Story:older man younger woman,  older man younger woman relationship,  interracial romance,  parking garage,  interracial relationship,  woman,  held at gunpoint,  los angeles california,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  corpse,  cell phone,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  based on novel,  murder,  violence

Out Of The Furnace (2013)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Out Of The Furnace (2013)

Russell and his younger brother Rodney live in the economically-depressed Rust Belt, and have always dreamed of escaping and finding better lives. But when a cruel twist of fate lands Russell in prison, his brother becomes involved with one of the most violent and ruthless crime rings in the Northeast - a mistake that will cost him everything. Once released, Russell must choose between his own freedom, or risk it all to seek justice for his brother. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  betrayal,  money,  drugs
Locations:bar
Story:murder by gunshot,  drunk driving,  release from prison,  interracial romance,  black american,  ex convict,  double cross,  held at gunpoint,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  shot to death,  corpse,  cell phone,  photograph,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  blood,  violence,  gun,  murder

Mulholland Dr. (2001)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Mulholland Dr. (2001)

A bright-eyed young actress travels to Hollywood, only to be ensnared in a dark conspiracy involving a woman who was nearly murdered, and now has amnesia because of a car crash. Eventually, both women are pulled into a psychotic illusion involving a dangerous blue box, a director named Adam Kesher, and the mysterious night club Silencio. (Read More)

Themes:regret,  divorce,  deception
Locations:airport
Story:woman,  bag of money,  red dress,  nonlinear timeline,  los angeles california,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  neo noir,  shot to death,  female protagonist,  corpse,  cult film,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  independent film,  f rated,  gun,  violence,  murder

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Spy (2015) is one of the best movies like Jackie Brown (1997)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Spy (2015)

Susan Cooper is an unassuming, deskbound CIA analyst, and the unsung hero behind the Agency's most dangerous missions. But when her partner falls off the grid and another top agent is compromised, she volunteers to go deep undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent a global crisis. This is why Spy (2015) is one of the best movies like Jackie Brown (1997). (Read More)

Themes:deception,  betrayal
Locations:airport,  bar
Story:arms dealer,  undercover,  unrequited love,  double cross,  held at gunpoint,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  female protagonist,  corpse,  cell phone,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  f rated,  violence,  murder,  blood

Shaft (2000)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Shaft (2000)

New York Police Detective John Shaft is the lead detective on a sensitive case, a young black man is severely beaten. The man's companions tell Shaft that their friend humiliated the one who was sprouting racial slurs at him. Shaft confronts him and he says he's Walter Wade Jr. , the son of a wealthy man. Shaft finds that he has the id of a woman who's a waitress at the bar where Wade and the guy who was attacked were. When Wade continues to hurl racist comments, Shaft smacks him. Shaft later learns because of his actions Wade was granted bail and fled. Two years later, Wade returns and Shaft arrests him. At his hearing when the judge grants him bail, that's when Shaft throws his badge at the judge. He then sets out to get Wade by finding the waitress. Wade in the meantime asks a drug dealer named Peoples Hernandez to find the waitress and make sure she doesn't talk. (Read More)

Themes:money,  drugs
Locations:bar
Story:bail,  blaxploitation,  black american,  undercover,  racial slur,  interracial relationship,  woman,  jail,  held at gunpoint,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  shot to death,  cult film,  title spoken by character,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  character name in title,  based on novel,  murder,  violence

Heist (2001)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Heist (2001)

David Mamet takes this story of thieves along many twists and turns, some of which work and some of which don't. Gene Hackman plays the brilliant leader of a gang (Delroy Lindo, Ricky Jay & Rebecca Pigeon as Hackman's youngish wife), which pulls off complex heists for a despicable fence (Danny DeVito). After stiffing the gang on a jewelry robbery, DeVito forces the gang to go after a Swiss gold shipment and to use his nephew (Sam Rockwell) in the crime. No one trusts anyone and every step is shaded with the unexpected. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  betrayal,  money
Locations:airport,  bar
Story:parking garage,  ex convict,  double cross,  held at gunpoint,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  shot to death,  cell phone,  cigarette smoking,  independent film,  blood,  murder,  violence,  gun

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Domino (2005)
Action, Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Domino (2005)

The daughter of an actor father and a social-climber mother, Domino Harvey, bored with her life, decides to join the team of Ed Moseby and becomes a bounty hunter. But she gets in trouble when the Mafia's money is stolen from an armored truck, while Moseby and his crew are participating in a reality show produced by Mark Heiss. The situation gets out of control when the sons of a rival mobster are kidnapped while the FBI is monitoring two gangs of mobsters. (Read More)

Themes:money
Story:bounty hunter,  bag of money,  ex convict,  split screen,  strip club,  double cross,  nonlinear timeline,  woman,  held at gunpoint,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  character name in title,  independent film,  f rated,  murder

Sabotage (2014) is one of the best movies like Jackie Brown (1997)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Sabotage (2014)

An elite DEA team raids the safe house of a drug cartel and hide $10 million in the plumbing. When they go back to retrieve the money it is not there. The team is under investigation for the missing $10 million. Then after a couple months the investigation is lifted. The team trains together again and then celebrates at a strip club. Then one of the team is murdered. He wakes up in his RV on railroad tracks. Then a second team member is nailed to the ceiling. The third team member is gunned down at his remote cabin. There is a female City of Atlanta investigator in charge of the murders. After investigating the cartel angle, the twisted truth comes to light. (Read More)

Themes:money,  deception,  betrayal
Locations:bar
Story:stealing money,  body in a trunk,  parking garage,  ak 47,  strip club,  double cross,  interracial relationship,  woman,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  shot to death,  corpse,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  independent film,  violence,  blood,  murder

Narc (2002)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Narc (2002)

An undercover narc dies, the investigation stalls, so the Detroit P.D. brings back Nick Tellis, fired 18-months ago when a stray bullet hits a pregnant woman. Tellis teams with Henry Oak, a friend of the dead narc and an aggressive cop constantly under the scrutiny of internal affairs. They follow leads, informants turn up dead, Nick's wife is unhappy he's back on the street, Henry's protective of the dead cop's wife. Nick reads and re-reads the case file, broods, watches Oak's heavy-handed style, sometimes joining in. The brass want to close out the case, Nick and Henry stay on it, and bits of evidence point them to an auto body shop. What actually happened; will Nick ever know? This is why Narc (2002) is one of the best movies like Jackie Brown (1997). (Read More)

Themes:drugs
Story:bong,  split screen,  undercover,  racial slur,  woman,  marijuana,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  shot to death,  corpse,  cell phone,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  violence,  blood,  murder

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2 Guns (2013)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

2 Guns (2013)

Robert Trench, an undercover DEA agent, takes advantage of gunman Michael Stigman's idea to rob a bank to bust him and a mob boss. However, it proves too successful with much more money seized than anticipated with Trench's forces not stopping the getaway. Complicating things still more, Stigman turns out to be a Naval Intelligence agent who shoots Trench and takes the money. The interservice debacle suddenly finds Trench and Stigman in a bloody web of corrupt clandestine rivalries as they are hunted, blackmailed and isolated for the money on both sides of the law. Now, the fugitives must work together to find a way out of this situation with no one to turn to but themselves. (Read More)

Themes:regret,  deception,  betrayal,  money
Story:stealing money,  bag of money,  goatee,  ak 47,  undercover,  double cross,  nonlinear timeline,  interracial relationship,  held at gunpoint,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  shot to death,  corpse,  cell phone,  cigarette smoking,  blood,  murder,  violence

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)
Action, Crime, Thriller

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

Themes:deception,  betrayal
Locations:bar
Story:arms dealer,  dressing room,  bounty hunter,  double cross,  held at gunpoint,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  shot to death,  corpse,  cell phone,  photograph,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  character name in title,  blood,  violence,  gun,  murder

Pulp Fiction (1994) is one of the best movies like Jackie Brown (1997)
Crime, Drama

Pulp Fiction (1994)

Jules Winnfield ('Samuel L. Jackson' (qv)) and Vincent Vega ('John Travolta (I)' (qv)) are two hit men who are out to retrieve a suitcase stolen from their employer, mob boss Marsellus Wallace ('Ving Rhames' (qv)). Wallace has also asked Vincent to take his wife Mia ('Uma Thurman' (qv)) out a few days later when Wallace himself will be out of town. Butch Coolidge ('Bruce Willis' (qv)) is an aging boxer who is paid by Wallace to lose his fight. The lives of these seemingly unrelated people are woven together comprising of a series of funny, bizarre and uncalled-for incidents. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  money,  drugs
Locations:bar
Period:1990s
Story:aging,  marijuana joint,  female bare feet,  murder by gunshot,  multiple perspectives,  bare feet,  cult director,  strip club,  racial slur,  double cross,  nonlinear timeline,  woman,  held at gunpoint,  los angeles california,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  shot to death,  corpse,  cult film,  african american,  independent film,  gun,  violence,  murder,  blood

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War Dogs (2016)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, War

War Dogs (2016)

Two friends in their early 20s (Hill and Teller) living in Miami Beach during the Iraq War exploit a little-known government initiative that allows small businesses to bid on U.S. Military contracts. Starting small, they begin raking in big money and are living the high life. But the pair gets in over their heads when they land a 300 million dollar deal to arm the Afghan Military - a deal that puts them in business with some very shady people, not the least of which turns out to be the U.S. Government. Based on true events. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  betrayal,  money,  drugs
Locations:airport,  bar
Story:bag of money,  smuggler,  arms dealer,  con artist,  smuggling,  ak 47,  double cross,  nonlinear timeline,  interracial relationship,  held at gunpoint,  black comedy,  cell phone,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking

The Hateful Eight (2015)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Western

The Hateful Eight (2015)

Some time after the Civil War, a stagecoach hurtles through the wintry Wyoming landscape. Bounty hunter John Ruth and his fugitive captive Daisy Domergue race towards the town of Red Rock, where Ruth will bring Daisy to justice. Along the road, they encounter Major Marquis Warren (an infamous bounty hunter) and Chris Mannix (a man who claims to be Red Rock's new sheriff). Lost in a blizzard, the bunch seeks refuge at Minnie's Haberdashery. When they arrive they are greeted by unfamiliar faces: Bob, who claims to be taking care of the place while Minnie is gone; Oswaldo Mobray, the hangman of Red Rock; Joe Gage, a cow puncher; and confederate general Sanford Smithers. As the storm overtakes the mountainside, the eight travelers come to learn that they might not make it to Red Rock after all... This is why The Hateful Eight (2015) is one of the best movies like Jackie Brown (1997). (Read More)

Themes:deception,  betrayal,  money
Story:bounty hunter,  repeated scene from a different perspective,  camera shot of feet,  shot in the stomach,  racial slur,  double cross,  nonlinear timeline,  weapon,  woman,  held at gunpoint,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  independent film,  murder,  blood,  violence

Don't Say A Word (2001)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Don't Say A Word (2001)

A group of thieves steal a rare gem, but in the process, two of the men double cross the leader of the thieving group, Patrick, and take off with the precious stone. Ten years later, prominent psychiatrist Nathan Conrad is invited to examine a disturbed young woman named Elisabeth. Patrick immediately kidnaps Nathan's daughter, forcing Nathan to attempt to get Elisabeth to reveal a secret number which will ultimately lead Patrick to the whereabouts of the precious gem that has eluded him. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  betrayal,  money
Period:1990s
Story:older man younger woman relationship,  parking garage,  ex convict,  racial slur,  double cross,  woman,  held at gunpoint,  shot in the chest,  black comedy,  neo noir,  shot to death,  corpse,  cell phone,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  based on novel,  blood,  violence,  murder

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Pineapple Express (2008) is one of the best movies like Jackie Brown (1997)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Pineapple Express (2008)

Lazy court-process clerk and stoner Dale Denton has only one reason to visit his equally lazy dealer Saul Silver: to purchase weed, specifically, a rare new strain called Pineapple Express. But when Dale becomes the only witness to a murder by a crooked cop and the city's most dangerous drug lord, he panics and dumps his roach of Pineapple Express at the scene. Dale now has another reason to visit Saul: to find out if the weed is so rare that it can be traced back to him--and it is. As Dale and Saul run for their lives, they quickly discover that they're not suffering from weed-fueled paranoia: incredibly, the bad guys really are hot on their trail and trying to figure out the fastest way to kill them both. All aboard the Pineapple Express. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  betrayal,  money,  drugs
Story:marijuana joint,  bong,  shot in the stomach,  split screen,  court,  weapon,  marijuana,  held at gunpoint,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  cell phone,  cult film,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  african american,  murder,  violence,  gun,  blood

The Air I Breathe (2007)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Air I Breathe (2007)

A frustrated and clumsy bank clerk overhears the conversation of three coworkers in the toilet about a fix in a horse race, and bets a large amount. He loses the bet and owes the money to the dangerous and powerful mobster Fingers. A gangster who works for Fingers has the ability of foreseeing pieces of the future; he is assigned to collect money for the boss, with his troublemaker nephew Tony, and is beaten up by a gang. The manager of pop-star Trista loses her contract to Fingers without her agreement and she is threatened by the gangster. A dedicated doctor seeks a blood donor that might have a rare blood type to save the life of his secret and unrequited passion, a beautiful epidemiologist who's married to a friend. (Read More)

Themes:money
Locations:airport,  bar
Story:older man younger woman relationship,  bag of money,  dressing room,  strip club,  unrequited love,  nonlinear timeline,  held at gunpoint,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  neo noir,  shot to death,  cell phone,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  independent film,  blood,  violence,  murder,  gun

Wild Card (2015)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Wild Card (2015)

Nick Wild (Jason Statham) is a Las Vegas bodyguard with lethal professional skills and a personal gambling problem. When a friend is beaten by a sadistic thug, Nick strikes back, only to find out the thug is the son of a powerful mob boss. Suddenly Nick is plunged into the criminal underworld, chased by enforcers and wanted by the mob. Having raised the stakes, Nick has one last play to change his fortunes...and this time, it's all or nothing. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  betrayal,  money
Locations:bar
Story:goatee,  bare chested male bondage,  racial slur,  double cross,  held at gunpoint,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  shot to death,  corpse,  cell phone,  cigarette smoking,  character name in title,  independent film,  based on novel,  blood,  violence,  murder

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Strange Days (1995)
Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Strange Days (1995)

Set in the year 1999 during the last days of the old millennium, the movie tells the story of Lenny Nero, an ex-cop who now deals with data-discs containing recorded memories and emotions. One day he receives a disc which contains the memories of a murderer killing a prostitute. Lenny investigates and is pulled deeper and deeper in a whirl of blackmail, murder and rape. Will he survive and solve the case? This is why Strange Days (1995) is one of the best movies like Jackie Brown (1997). (Read More)

Themes:deception,  betrayal
Locations:bar
Period:1990s
Story:white male black female relationship,  interracial kiss,  interracial romance,  undercover,  racial slur,  double cross,  interracial relationship,  television,  held at gunpoint,  los angeles california,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  shot to death,  corpse,  cell phone,  cult film,  cigarette smoking,  murder,  blood,  violence

U Turn (1997) is one of the best movies like Jackie Brown (1997)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

U Turn (1997)

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 becoming involved with a (unbeknownst to him) young married woman, her husband hires Bobby to kill her. Later, she hires Bobby to kill the husband. (Read More)

Themes:betrayal,  money
Story:woman,  bag of money,  body in a trunk,  aging,  double cross,  held at gunpoint,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  shot to death,  corpse,  blood,  murder,  violence

El Mariachi (1992)
Action, Crime, Thriller

El Mariachi (1992)

El Mariachi just wants to play his guitar and carry on the family tradition. Unfortunately, the town he tries to find work in has another visitor...a killer who carries his guns in a guitar case. The drug lord and his henchmen mistake El Mariachi for the killer, Azul, and chase him around town trying to kill him and get his guitar case. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  betrayal,  money
Locations:bar
Period:1990s
Story:camera shot of feet,  red dress,  racial slur,  double cross,  jail,  held at gunpoint,  bikini,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  shot to death,  corpse,  cell phone,  cult film,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  character name in title,  independent film,  blood,  murder,  violence,  gun

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Ronin (1998)
Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller

Ronin (1998)

Ronin is the Japanese word used for Samurai without a master. In this case, the Ronin are outcast specialists of every kind, whose services are available to everyone - for money. Dierdre (undoubtedly from Ireland) hires several Ronin to form a team in order to retrieve an important suitcase from a man who is about to sell it to the Russians. After the mission has been completed successfully, the suitcase immediately gets switched by a member of the team who seems to work into his own pocket. The complex net of everyone tricking everyone begins to surface slowly, and deadly... (Read More)

Themes:deception,  betrayal,  money
Locations:bar
Period:1990s
Story:shot in the stomach,  ak 47,  double cross,  weapon,  woman,  held at gunpoint,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  shot to death,  cell phone,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  murder,  gun,  violence,  blood

The Big Lebowski (1998)
Comedy, Crime

The Big Lebowski (1998)

When "The Dude" Lebowski is mistaken for a millionaire Lebowski, two thugs urinate on his rug to coerce him into paying a debt he knows nothing about. While attempting to gain recompense for the ruined rug from his wealthy counterpart, he accepts a one-time job with high pay-off. He enlists the help of his bowling buddy, Walter, a gun-toting Jewish-convert with anger issues. Deception leads to more trouble, and it soon seems that everyone from porn empire tycoons to nihilists want something from The Dude. (Read More)

Themes:money,  divorce,  deception,  betrayal,  drugs
Locations:bar
Period:1990s
Story:marijuana joint,  older man younger woman relationship,  con artist,  ex convict,  racial slur,  double cross,  marijuana,  held at gunpoint,  bikini,  los angeles california,  black comedy,  neo noir,  cell phone,  cult film,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  character name in title,  independent film,  gun

Middle Men (2009) is one of the best movies like Jackie Brown (1997)
Comedy, Crime, Drama

Middle Men (2009)

Wayne Beering and Buck Dolby are drugged out geniuses with lots of ideas but they can never seem to get their act together. But when they come up with the idea to create a porn site - and charge for it (the first ever site to do so), their idea may be too lucrative for them to handle. Straight-laced business man, Jack Harris, is brought in to team up with them and turn their profitable idea into a legit business. Making money in the pornography industry is pretty easy, but staying true to yourself when surrounded by that much wealth, luxury, sex, crime and temptations, is much harder. This is why Middle Men (2009) is one of the best movies like Jackie Brown (1997). (Read More)

Themes:deception,  betrayal,  money
Locations:airport
Period:1990s
Story:older man younger woman,  bag of money,  strip club,  nonlinear timeline,  held at gunpoint,  los angeles california,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  corpse,  cell phone,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  blood,  murder

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Southland Tales (2006)
Comedy, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Southland Tales (2006)

Southland Tales is an ensemble piece set in the futuristic landscape of Los Angeles on July 4, 2008, as it stands on the brink of social, economic and environmental disaster. Boxer Santaros is an action star who's stricken with amnesia. His life intertwines with Krysta Now, an adult film star developing her own reality television project, and Ronald Taverner, a Hermosa Beach police officer who holds the key to a vast conspiracy. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  betrayal,  drugs
Locations:bar
Story:marijuana joint,  television,  arms dealer,  bong,  smuggling,  ak 47,  film within a film,  split screen,  undercover,  racial slur,  double cross,  interracial relationship,  held at gunpoint,  los angeles california,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  shot to death,  corpse,  cell phone,  cult film,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  independent film,  violence,  gun,  murder,  blood

The American (2010)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

The American (2010)

Alone among assassins, Jack is a master craftsman. When a job in Sweden ends more harshly than expected for this American abroad, he vows to his contact Pavel that his next assignment will be his last. Jack reports to the Italian countryside, where he holes up in a small town and relishes being away from death for a spell. The assignment, as specified by a Belgian woman, Mathilde, is in the offing as a weapon is constructed. Surprising himself, Jack seeks out the friendship of local priest Father Benedetto and pursues romance with local woman Clara. But by stepping out of the shadows, Jack may be tempting fate. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  betrayal,  money
Locations:bar
Story:weapon,  woman,  shot in the stomach,  undercover,  unrequited love,  double cross,  television,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  shot to death,  corpse,  cell phone,  cult film,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  character name in title,  independent film,  based on novel,  murder,  blood,  violence,  gun

Criminal (2016)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Criminal (2016)

Bill Pope (Ryan Reynolds) is a CIA agent on a mission in London tracking down a shadowy hacker nicknamed "The Dutchman." When he gets mysteriously ambushed and killed, an experimental procedure is used to transfer his memories into dangerous convict Jericho Stewart (Kevin Costner). When he wakes up with the CIA agent's memories, his mission is to find The Dutchman and make the deal with him before the hacker launches ICBM's and starts World War III. But complications soon arise and the mission turns personal. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  betrayal,  money
Locations:airport
Story:bag of money,  goatee,  release from prison,  undercover,  double cross,  nonlinear timeline,  held at gunpoint,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  shot to death,  corpse,  cell phone,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  independent film,  violence,  murder,  blood

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The Score (2001) is one of the best movies like Jackie Brown (1997)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Score (2001)

Nick Wells, a professional criminal, decides to leave the business for good, since he nearly got caught on his last job. His plan is to live in peace with his girl Diane, running his Montreal jazz club. Soon afterward, Max, his good friend and financial partner, comes along with an offer Nick can't refuse: A historical and priceless French scepter has been discovered while being smuggled into the country. It is now under massive surveillance in the Montreal Customs House, and soon to be returned to France. Nick has to team up with Max's man inside, the young, talented and aggressive thief Jack Teller to get the precious item. Only one question remains: Who will trick whom out of their share? (Read More)

Themes:deception,  betrayal,  money
Locations:airport
Story:dishonor,  white male black female relationship,  stewardess,  con artist,  interracial romance,  scam,  double cross,  interracial relationship,  marijuana,  held at gunpoint,  black comedy,  neo noir,  cell phone,  title spoken by character

The Raid 2: Berandal (2014)
Action, Crime, Thriller

The Raid 2: Berandal (2014)

He thought it was over. After fighting his way out of a building filled with gangsters and madmen - a fight that left the bodies of police and gangsters alike piled in the halls - rookie Jakarta cop Rama thought it was done and he could resume a normal life. He couldn't have been more wrong. Formidable though they may have been, Rama's opponents in that fateful building were nothing more than small fish swimming in a pond much larger than he ever dreamed possible. And his triumph over the small fry has attracted the attention of the predators farther up the food chain. His family at risk, Rama has only one choice to protect his infant son and wife: He must go undercover to enter the criminal underworld himself and climb through the hierarchy of competing forces until it leads him to the corrupt politicians and police pulling the strings at the top of the heap. And so Rama begins a new odyssey of violence, a journey that will force him to set aside his own life and history and take on a new identity as the violent offender "Yuda." In prison he must gain the confidence of Uco - the son of a prominent gang kingpin - to join the gang himself, laying his own life on the line in a desperate all-or-nothing gambit to bring the whole rotten enterprise to an end. This is why The Raid 2: Berandal (2014) is one of the best movies like Jackie Brown (1997). (Read More)

Themes:deception,  betrayal,  money
Story:body in a trunk,  release from prison,  parking garage,  shot in the stomach,  ex convict,  undercover,  held at gunpoint,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  shot to death,  corpse,  cell phone,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  independent film,  violence,  murder,  blood

Malcolm X (1992)
Biography, Drama, History, Romance

Malcolm X (1992)

Biograpical epic of Malcolm X, the legendary African American leader. Born Malcolm Little, his father (a Garveyite Baptist minister) was killed by the Ku Klux Klan. Malcolm became a gangster, and while in jail discovered the Nation of Islam writings of Elijah Muhammad. He preaches the teachings when let out of jail, but later on goes on a pilgrimage to the city of Mecca, there he converts to the original Islamic religion and becomes a Sunni Muslim and changes his name to El-Hajj Malik Al-Shabazz. He is assassinated on February 21, 1965 and dies a Muslim martyr. (Read More)

Themes:drugs
Locations:bar
Story:blaxploitation,  black american,  racial slur,  interracial relationship,  jail,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  shot to death,  cult film,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  african american,  character name in title,  violence,  murder,  blood

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Machete (2010)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Machete (2010)

The highly skilled Federale Machete is hired by some unsavory types to assassinate a senator. But just as he's about to take the shot, he notices someone aiming at him and realizes he's been set up. He barely survives the sniper's bullet, and is soon out for revenge on his former employers, with the reluctant assistance of his brother Cheech Marin, who has become a priest and taken a vow of nonviolence. If you hire him to take out the bad guys, make sure the bad guys aren't you! (Read More)

Themes:deception,  betrayal,  money
Story:older man younger woman sex,  older man younger woman relationship,  gangster,  sex with an older man,  hot pants,  interracial kiss,  parking garage,  cult director,  split screen,  undercover,  racial slur,  double cross,  woman,  held at gunpoint,  bikini,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  cell phone,  cult film,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  character name in title,  blood,  gun,  murder,  violence

Out Of Sight (1998) is one of the best movies like Jackie Brown (1997)
Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller

Out Of Sight (1998)

A career bank robber busts out of jail (Clooney) with the help of his buddy (Rhames) and kidnaps a US Marshal (Lopez) in the process. When the two cons head for Detroit to pull off their final big scam, the Marshal is put on their case but she finds she is attracted to one of them and has second thoughts about bringing them in. (Read More)

Locations:airport
Period:1990s
Story:car trunk,  literary adaptation,  goatee,  scam,  parking garage,  nonlinear timeline,  jail,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  neo noir,  cult film,  cigarette smoking,  based on novel,  blood,  murder,  violence

Four Brothers (2005)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Four Brothers (2005)

Four adopted brothers come to avenge their mother's death in what appears to be a random killing in a grocery store robbery. However, the boys' investigation of the death reveals more nefarious activities involving the one brother's business dealings with a notorious local hoodlum. Two cops who are trying to solve the case may also not be what they seem. (Read More)

Story:interracial romance,  parking garage,  ex convict,  racial slur,  double cross,  weapon,  interracial relationship,  woman,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  shot to death,  cult film,  murder,  violence

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