Movies Like Performance (1970)

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Once Upon a Time in America (1984)

Starring: Robert De Niro, James Woods, Elizabeth McGovern, Treat Williams
Duration: 3h 49mins
Genres: Crime, Drama

Once Upon a Time in America (Italian: C'era una volta in America) is a 1984 epic crime drama film co-written and directed by Italian filmmaker Sergio Leone and starring Robert De Niro and James Woods.
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Young Adam (2003)

Starring: Ewan McGregor, Tilda Swinton, Peter Mullan, Emily Mortimer
Duration: 1h 38mins
Genres: Crime, Drama

The film is set in Scotland in 1954.
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Animal Factory (2000)

Starring: Willem Dafoe, Edward Furlong, Danny Trejo, Mark Boone Junior
Duration: 1h 34mins
Genres: Crime, Drama

Ron Decker, a young man convicted for drug possession, is sent to prison where veteran con Earl Copen takes Decker under his wing and introduces him into his own gang.
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London Boulevard (2010)

Starring: Colin Farrell, Keira Knightley, Ray Winstone, David Thewlis
Duration: 1h 43mins
Genres: Crime, Drama

Harry Mitchel (Colin Farrell) (convicted of grievous bodily harm under never-explained circumstances) is leaving prison.
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Sexy Beast (2000)

Starring: Ray Winstone, Ben Kingsley, Ian McShane, Amanda Redman
Duration: 1h 29mins
Genres: Crime, Drama, Thriller

Ex-criminal Gary "Gal" Dove is happily retired in Spain with his beloved wife DeeDee, best friend Aitch, and Aitch's wife, Jackie.
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The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989)

Starring: Richard Bohringer, Michael Gambon, Helen Mirren, Alan Howard
Duration: 2h 4mins
Genres: Crime, Drama

English gangster Albert Spica has taken over the high-class Le Hollandais Restaurant, managed by French chef Richard Boarst.
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Cyclo (1995)

Starring: Le Van Loc, Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Nu Yên-Khê Tran, Nhu Quynh Nguyen
Duration: 2h 3mins
Genres: Crime, Drama

The movie is about an 18-year-old boy who has been orphaned after his father died from a truck crash while he was in his usual work.
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Legend (2015)

Starring: Tom Hardy, Emily Browning, Taron Egerton, Paul Anderson
Duration: 2h 12mins
Genres: Biography, Crime, Drama

In the 1960s, Reggie Kray is a former boxer who has become an important part of the criminal underground in London.
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Bronson (2008)

Starring: Tom Hardy, Kelly Adams, Luing Andrews, Katy Barker
Duration: 1h 32mins
Genres: Action, Biography, Crime

The film begins with scenes from Peterson's delinquent early life which he narrates with self-deprecating humour.
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River's Edge (1986)

Starring: Crispin Glover, Keanu Reeves, Ione Skye, Daniel Roebuck
Duration: 1h 39mins
Genres: Crime, Drama

In Northern California, a preteen boy, Tim, throws a doll into a river.
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Croupier (1998)

Starring: Clive Owen, Nick Reding, Nicholas Ball, Alexander Morton
Duration: 1h 34mins
Genres: Crime, Drama

Jack Manfred (Clive Owen) is an aspiring writer going nowhere fast. To make ends meet and against his better judgment, he takes a job as a croupier.
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The Godfather (1972)

Starring: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Diane Keaton
Duration: 2h 55mins
Genres: Crime, Drama

The Godfather is a 1972 American crime film directed by Francis Ford Coppola, who co-wrote the screenplay with Mario Puzo, based on Puzo's best-selling 1969 novel of the same name.
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Animal Kingdom (2010)

Starring: James Frecheville, Guy Pearce, Joel Edgerton, Bryce Lindemann
Duration: 1h 53mins
Genres: Crime, Drama

After his mother overdoses, 17-year-old Joshua "J" Cody (James Frecheville) asks his estranged grandmother, Janine "Smurf" Cody (Jacki Weaver), for help, and she invites him to move in with her.
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Layer Cake (2004)

Starring: Daniel Craig, Sienna Miller, Michael Gambon, Tom Hardy
Duration: 1h 45mins
Genres: Action, Crime, Drama

The protagonist XXXX (otherwise unnamed) is a London cocaine distributor who operates with the care and professionalism of a legitimate businessman.
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Dogville (2003)

Starring: Nicole Kidman, Paul Bettany, Lauren Bacall, Harriet Andersson
Duration: 2h 58mins
Genres: Crime, Drama

Dogville is a 2003 avant-garde drama film written and directed by Lars von Trier, and starring an ensemble cast led by Nicole Kidman, Lauren Bacall, Paul Bettany, Chloë Sevigny, Stellan Skarsgård, Udo Kier, Ben Gazzara, Harriet Andersson, and James Caan.
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Gomorrah (2008)

Starring: Gianfelice Imparato, Salvatore Abbruzzese, Toni Servillo, Simone Sacchettino
Duration: 2h 17mins
Genres: Crime, Drama

Gomorrah (Italian: Gomorra) is a 2008 Italian crime film directed by Matteo Garrone, based on the non-fiction book of the same name by Roberto Saviano, who also collaborated in the screenplay.
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The Beat That My Heart Skipped (2005)

Starring: Romain Duris, Aure Atika, Emmanuelle Devos, Niels Arestrup
Duration: 1h 48mins
Genres: Crime, Drama, Music

Intense young "tough" Thomas Seyr is a 28-year-old real estate broker involved in shady business deals.
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Gangster No. 1 (2000)

Starring: Malcolm McDowell, David Thewlis, Paul Bettany, Saffron Burrows
Duration: 1h 43mins
Genres: Crime, Drama, Thriller

The film opens with an unnamed British veteran gangster attending a boxing match with friends.
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Naked Lunch (1991)

Starring: Peter Weller, Judy Davis, Ian Holm, Julian Sands
Duration: 1h 55mins
Genres: Drama

William Lee is an exterminator who finds that his wife Joan is stealing his supply of insecticide to use as a recreational drug.
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Pulp Fiction (1994)

Starring: John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis
Duration: 2h 34mins
Genres: Crime, Drama

Pulp Fiction is a 1994 American neo-noir black comedy crime film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino, who conceived it with Roger Avary.
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