Michael Mann became a household name for cinema-addicts after the release of Heat. Heat is a cat and mouse chase between a cop and a criminal — both intriguingly smart — and how their personal lives get intertwined in their professional ones. It was also the first time legendary actors Al Pacino and Robert De Niro collaborated. What’s more interesting is that they don’t really share screen space together, except one scene.
Veteran critic Roger Ebert praised its screenplay as “an uncommonly literate screenplay.” Heat is a gripping intense neo-noir (not to mention with stellar performances) which is guaranteed to make the hair at the back of your neck stand up. It’s in our habits (or at least in mine) to look for similar movies after watching an excellent film. So, here’s the list of movies similar to Heat that are our recommendations. You can watch several of these movies like Heat on Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime.
10. The Dark Knight (2008)
The Dark Knight is inarguably my favorite film in The Dark Knight Trilogy. It has all the ingredients required for making a good crime film. It’s not a typical superhero movie. It set a benchmark for the trend of rooting for bad guys (at least in India). Thanks to posthumously Oscar-winning performance of Heath Ledger. It is as intense and as gripping as Heat. Interestingly, the bank robbery sequence in the beginning was inspired by heat itself. It is excellently paced and the twists and turns in this movie will take you on a roller coaster ride.
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9. The Departed (2006)