10 best movies like Payback (1999)

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Payback 1999
With friends like these, who needs enemies? That's the question bad guy Porter is left asking after his wife and partner steal his heist money and leave him for dead -- or so they think. Five months and an endless reservoir of bitterness later, Porter's partners and the crooked cops on his tail learn how bad payback can be.

List of the best movies like Payback (1999): Heat, Heist, Pray for Death, The Jackal, Stick, Assassination Games, Cradle 2 the Grave, Next of Kin, Wrong Turn at Tahoe, Bangkok Dangerous.

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Heat (1986)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:41

Reynolds plays an ex-soldier-of-fortunish character in Vegas, taking "Chaperone" jobs, fighting with the mob, and trying to get enough money together to move to Venice, Italy.

Heist (2015)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:30

A father is without the means to pay for his daughter's medical treatment. As a last resort, he partners with a greedy co-worker to rob a casino. When things go awry they're forced to hijack a city bus.

Pray for Death (1985)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:32

Akira Saito, a Japanese businessman lives in Tokyo with his Japanese-American wife Aiko and their children, Takeshi and Tomoya. When the family has a chance to move to the United States so that Aiko can teach the children about their American heritage, they pack up and head for Houston, Texas and run a restaurant. This is where the trouble begins....

The Jackal (1997)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Japan
Duration02:04

Hired by a powerful member of the Russian mafia to avenge an FBI sting that left his brother dead, the perfectionist Jackal proves an elusive target for the men charged with the task of bringing him down: a deputy FBI boss and a former IRA terrorist.

Stick (1985)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA

Ernest (Stick) Stickley just out of prison agrees to help a friend deliver a package. It's a setup and his friend is killed. Stick is going to find out why!

Assassination Games (2011)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Romania
Duration01:36

Brazil is a contract killer, willing to take any job if the price is right. Flint left the assassin game when a ruthless drug dealer’s brutal attack left his wife in a coma. When a contract is put out on the same coldblooded drug dealer, both Brazil and Flint want him dead – one for the money, the other for revenge. With crooked Interpol agents and vicious members of the criminal underworld hot on their trail, these two assassins reluctantly join forces to quickly take out their target before they themselves are terminated.

Cradle 2 the Grave (2003)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:41

Gang leader Tony pulls off a major diamond heist with his crew, but cop-turned-criminal Ling knows who has the loot and responds by kidnapping Tony's daughter and holding her for ransom. Unfortunately, Tony's lost the diamonds as well. As he frantically searches for his daughter and the jewels, Tony pairs with a high-kicking government agent who once worked with Ling and seeks revenge on him.

Next of Kin (1989)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:44

Truman Gates, a Chicago cop, sets out to find his brother's killer. Meanwhile, another of his brothers, Briar (a hillbilly) decides to find the killer himself.

Wrong Turn at Tahoe (2009)
Markimdb: 6
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA

A small-time crime boss kills a drug dealer without realizing that the drug dealer works for the biggest crime boss in the country.

Bangkok Dangerous (2008)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Czech Republic, Thailand
Duration01:36

When carrying out a hit, assassin Joe (Cage) always makes use of the knowledge of the local population. On arriving in Bangkok, Joe meets street kid Kong and he becomes his primary aide. But when Kong is nearly killed, he asks Joe to train him up in the deadly arts and unwittingly becomes a target of a band of killers.

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A Most Violent Year (2014)
Markimdb: 7
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, United Arab Emirates
Duration02:05

A thriller set in New York City during the winter of 1981, statistically one of the most violent years in the city's history, and centered on a the lives of an immigrant and his family trying to expand their business and capitalize on opportunities as the rampant violence, decay, and corruption of the day drag them in and threaten to destroy all they have built.

The Gunman (2015)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Spain, United Kingdom, France
Duration02:24

Eight years after fleeing the Congo following his assassination of that country's minister of mining, former assassin Jim Terrier is back, suffering from PTSD and digging wells to atone for his violent past. After an attempt is made on his life, Terrier flies to London to find out who wants him dead -- and why. Terrier's search leads him to a reunion with Annie, a woman he once loved, who is now married to an oily businessman with dealings in Africa.

Marked for Death (1990)
Markimdb: 6
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:33

Just retired from the Drug Enforcement Agency, John Hatcher returns to his hometown and quickly discovers that drugs have infiltrated his old neighborhood. Determined to drive the dealers out, Hatcher crosses paths with a ferocious Jamaican drug lord who vows that Hatcher and his family are now marked for death.

Waist Deep (2006)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:37

An ex-convict (Tyrese) gets tangled up with a gang after his car is hijacked with his son inside.

36th Precinct (2004)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryFrance
Duration01:51

The Film takes place in Paris, where two cops are competing for the vacant seat of chief of police while in the middle of a search for a gang of violent thieves. The movie is directed by Olivier Marchal, a former police officer who spent 12 years with the french police before creating this story, which in part is taken from real facts that happened during the 1980s in France.

We Die Young (2019)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Bulgaria
Duration01:59

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.

Surviving the Game (1994)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:36

Mason is a man down on his luck with nothing to lose when he's approached to lead a group of wealthy hunters on an expedition in the Pacific Northwest. But things get really twisted when Mason discovers the group isn't after wild animals -- they're after him.

Black Dog (1998)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Japan
Duration01:29

An ex-con takes a job driving a truck cross country. What he doesn't know is that the truck is filled with illegal weapons and now he must fight to survive and save his family.

Badlapur (2015)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryIndia
Duration01:40

After his wife and son are killed, a young man finds out the man behind the murder and fights against him, along committing some big mistakes.

A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:54

Private investigator Matthew Scudder is hired by a drug kingpin to find out who kidnapped and murdered his wife.

Gangster Squad (2013)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:53

Los Angeles, 1949. Ruthless, Brooklyn-born mob king Mickey Cohen runs the show in this town, reaping the ill-gotten gains from the drugs, the guns, the prostitutes and — if he has his way — every wire bet placed west of Chicago. And he does it all with the protection of not only his own paid goons, but also the police and the politicians who are under his control. It’s enough to intimidate even the bravest, street-hardened cop… except, perhaps, for the small, secret crew of LAPD outsiders led by Sgt. John O’Mara and Jerry Wooters who come together to try to tear Cohen’s world apart.

Charley Varrick (1973)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:51

Charley Varrick robs a bank in a small town with his friends, but instead of obtaining a small amount of money, they discover they stole a very large amount of money belonging to the mob. Charley must now come up with a plan to not only evade the police but the mob as well.

Armored (2009)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:28

A crew of officers at an armored transport security firm risk their lives when they embark on the ultimate heist against their own company. Armed with a seemingly fool-proof plan, the men plan on making off with a fortune with harm to none. But when an unexpected witness interferes, the plan quickly unravels and all bets are off.

Mr. Majestyk (1974)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genreaction, thriller, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:43

Watermelon farmer Vince Majestyk (Charles Bronson) goes after the Mob, when they try to strong arm him to use their melon picking crew.

Stiletto (2008)
Markimdb: 4.9
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA

The seemingly random killings of an assassin puzzle her former lover, a wealthy Greek crime boss whose organization is jeopardized by his love for her, and the detective following her rising body count

Prime Cut (1972)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:28

A group of Chicago mob ruthless enforcers are sent to Kansas City to settle things with the owner of a slaughterhouse who has taken money that is not his to keep.

State of Grace (1990)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, thriller, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:09

Terry Noonan returns home to New York's Hells Kitchen after a ten year absence. He soon hooks up with childhood pal Jackie who is involved in the Irish mob run by his brother Frankie. Terry also rekindles an old flame with Jackie's sister Kathleen. Soon, however, Terry is torn between his loyalty to his friends and his loyalties to others.

Easy Money III: Life Deluxe (2013)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountrySweden, Germany, Denmark, France
Duration02:07

JW now lives in exile and is more than ever determined to find out what happened to his missing sister Camilla. Every trace leads him to the world of organized crime in Stockholm. Jorge is about to do his last score - the largest robbery in Swedish history. But during the complicated preparations he meets a woman from his past - Nadja. Martin Hägerström is chosen to go undercover into the Serbian mafia, in order to get its notorious boss Radovan Krajnic behind bars. When an assassination attempt is made on Radovan, his daughter Natalie is pulled into the power struggle within the Serbian mafia.

Shopping (1994)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, Japan
Duration01:46

A dark, hip, urban story of a barren and anonymous city where the underclass' sport of choice is ram-raiding. An exciting game in which stolen cars are driven through shop windows to aid large-scale looting before the police arrive. For Tommy, it's a business, but for Billy and Jo, it's a labour of love. As the competition between Tommy and Billy grows more fierce, the stakes become higher and the "shopping" trips increasingly risky.

Above the Law (1988)
Markimdb: 6
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:39

Nico Toscani is an Italian immigrant, American patriot, ex-CIA agent, aikido specialist and unorthodox Chicago policeman. He is as committed to his job as he is to his personalized brand of justice—expert and thorough bone-crushing.




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