10 Best Movies Like No Sudden Move

One of the most underrated movies of the last year was Steven Soderbergh’s No sudden movement. The star-studded period crime thriller is set in 1950s Detroit starring Don Cheadle and Benicio Del Toro as two blue-collar criminals brought into a plot where they are set up to take the fall.

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As more and more viewers begin to discover the movie and are drawn to the twisted plot and sleek style, they will likely be looking for more movies of this type. Fortunately, there are many other projects that share the best aspects of No sudden movement.

ten The Usual Suspects (1995)

The Usual Suspects squad in a police formation.

Cheadle and Del Toro make a great pair to direct the film, and their relationship is a lot of fun. As they find themselves stuck in the same predicament, it is both mistrustful and mistrustful criminals who form this reluctant partnership and they attempt to evade the cut of their most powerful enemies.

The usual suspects features a similar collection of villains reunited despite not trusting each other. As they attempt to get their own score, they discover they might be in over their heads.

9 Widows (2018)

Curt’s Cheadle character is a more sympathetic criminal as he gets drawn into this plot while trying to start a new life. once inside the scheme, he finds he doesn’t know who to trust and faces danger around every corner.

by Steve McQueen widows features an equally star-studded heist team led by Viola Davis as the wife of a criminal who dies while running a score and she’s forced to finish the job. The film also features many surprises and double crosses that keep viewers on their toes.


8 The Sting (1973)

The Sting with Paul Newman and Robert Redford

While some viewers may have trouble keeping up with the various characters and figuring out who is playing who and which of these schemers are on the same side, this element also gives the film a unique and unpredictable energy.

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The bite also uses an equally chaotic story of backstabs and fake-outs to great effect. Robert Redford and Paul Newman play two con artists who join forces to rob the mobster who killed their friend.

7 Ronin (1998)

Robert De Niro in Ronin

The film begins with the plot of various criminal aliens brought together for a job. As they manage the tension in the group, they also realize they are being kept in the dark about the real game at hand.

The underrated spy thriller Ronin starts off similarly with the likes of Robert De Niro, Jean Reno and Sean Bean playing international criminals hired to do a job only to learn they’re pawns in a bigger picture.

6 Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973)

Soderbergh was clearly inspired by many past detective films to make No sudden movement. However, one of the most obvious influences seems to be the excellent thriller, Friends of Eddie Coyle.

The film deals with the blue-collar aspects of organized crime, much like the two main characters in Soderbergh’s film. It tells the story of a career criminal facing a long prison sentence and looking for a way out. The first kidnapping/robbery scene seems to be taken directly from Friends of Eddie Coyle.

5 Miller’s Crossing (1990)

Miller crossing

As Curt finds himself in a situation where he is in over his head, he turns out to be a smarter criminal than people give him credit for. At the end of the film, it is revealed that he has his own parts.

The Coen Brothers Gangster Story Miller crossing stars Gabriel Byrne as Tom, the right-hand man of a mob boss as war with a rival gang begins to erupt. However, Tom begins to put a plan in place as everyone tries to figure out what he’s up to.

4 The Murder (1956)

The Murder 1956

No sudden movement starts with a plan that seems well thought out and something relatively easy to do. However, when the simple crime quickly becomes complicated, the film kicks into high gear as the characters deal with the fallout.

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by Stanley Kubrick The slaughter is a terrific take on this similar story. It follows a criminal who assembles a team to pull off the perfect heist at a racetrack. But when one unexpected problem leads to another, her perfect getaway is threatened.

3 The Good Guys (2016)

The good ones

In addition to telling a very compelling and rich crime story, No sudden movement also adds some commentary as it is set against the backdrop of the automotive industry in 1950s Detroit.

Remarkably, the detective comedy The good ones tackles a lot of the same aspects while telling a very different kind of film. Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling make a wonderful action duo as private detectives forced to work together when they find themselves in the middle of a conspiracy.

2 Out of Sight (1998)

Jennifer Lopez and George Clooney in Out of Sight

Steven Soderbergh is one of the most versatile filmmakers with everything from slick blockbusters like Ocean’s Eleven to small indies. However, his ultra-cool detective film Out of sight feels in the same vein as No sudden movement.

Based on the novel by Elmore Leonard, the film stars George Clooney as an escaped convict looking for a score while being chased by a determined U.S. Marshal (Jennifer Lopez). It’s a fun and stylish caper that also includes a standout performance from Don Cheadle.

1 Jackie Brown (1997)

Pam Grier driving a car in Jackie Brown.

by Quentin Tarantino Jackie Brown is another adaptation of a novel by the great Elmore Leonard. It stars Pam Grier as a flight attendant who is caught smuggling money for an arms dealer (Samuel L. Jackson). When she is forced by the police to become an informant, she decides to put in place a plan that will allow her to emerge victorious.

As No sudden movement, Jackie Brown is heavily inspired by crime thrillers of the past. It also features a convoluted plot of people mistaking and crossing paths, but also features a collection of entertaining characters.

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