Movies like Bugsy

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Bugsy (1991)
 6.8
 24K
Bugsy (1991)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: New York gangster Ben 'Bugsy' Siegel takes a brief business trip to Los Angeles. A sharp-dressing womanizer with a foul temper, Siegel doesn't hesitate to kill or maim anyone crossing him. In L.A. the life, the movies, and most of all strong-willed Virginia Hill detain him while his family wait back home. Then a trip to a run-down gambling joint at a spot in the desert known as Las Vegas gives him his big idea.
Style: realistic, tense, serious, captivating, stylized, intense, suspense, talky, factual, sentimental ...
Plot: casino, crime, hollywood, ambition, rise and fall, gangsters, money, love affair, bohemian life, elimination, gambling, hotel, murder, hitman, crimes, passionate interest, love and romance, self destructing, blind ambition, criminal heroes, unfulfillment, starlet, megalomaniac, visionary, embezzlement ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, 1930s
Place: las vegas, usa, los angeles, new york

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Most similar movies to Bugsy

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, rough and talky films with plots about crime, gangster, murder, gangsters, crimes, brutality and violence mostly in Crime, Drama and Biography genres. Some movies like Bugsy: Goodfellas (1990), Kill the Irishman (2011), Casino (1995), Scarface (1983), Black Mass (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.7
 921K
Goodfellas (1990)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: The true story of Henry Hill, a half-Irish, half-Sicilian Brooklyn kid who is adopted by neighbourhood gangsters at an early age and climbs the ranks of a Mafia family under the guidance of Jimmy Conway.
Style: rough, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, crimes, rise and fall, organized crime, friends, fbi, criminal heroes, shooting, friendship, life is a bitch, corruption ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 70s, 60s, 1950s ...
Place: florida, usa, new york, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Kill the Irishman (2011)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Over the summer of 1976, thirty-six bombs detonate in the heart of Cleveland while a turf war raged between Irish mobster Danny Greene and the Italian mafia. Based on a true story, kill the Irishman chronicles Greene's heroic rise from a tough ...
Style: tense, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gang war, mob boss, corruption, irish, labor union, gangsters, crime, criminal heroes, ambition, tough heroes, organized crime ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, year 1960, year 1977 ...
Place: usa, ohio, cleveland ohio, ireland, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 420K
Casino (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 178 min.
Story: The life of the gambling paradise – Las Vegas – and its dark mafia underbelly.
Style: realistic, clever, rough, stylized, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: casino, mafia, rise and fall, crime, criminal heroes, blind ambition, organized crime, drug abuse, fbi, greed, gangsters, gambling ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1973, year 1983 ...
Place: las vegas, usa, chicago illinois, costa rica
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.3
 675K
Scarface (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 170 min.
Story: After getting a green card in exchange for assassinating a Cuban government official, Tony Montana stakes a claim on the drug trade in Miami. Viciously murdering anyone who stands in his way, Tony eventually becomes the biggest drug lord in the ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug lord, gangsters, mafia, gunfight, drug dealing, cocaine, rise and fall, organized crime, criminal heroes, drug cartel, drug abuse, mob boss ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: miami, cuba, usa, bolivia, colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.9
 158K
Black Mass (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The true story of Whitey Bulger, the brother of a state senator and the most infamous violent criminal in the history of South Boston, who became an FBI informant to take down a Mafia family invading his turf.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, captivating, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, corruption, crime, brutality, violence, fbi, murder, organized crime, illness, arms dealing, gangster, mafia ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1995, year 1981, year 2011 ...
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, santa monica california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.2
 4K
The Gambler (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: New York City English professor Axel Freed outwardly seems like an upstanding citizen. But privately Freed is in the clutches of a severe gambling addiction that threatens to destroy him.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, suspense, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gambling, addiction, casino, debt, crime, money, hopes, bookies, gambling debt, loan, gambler, beating ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, harvard university, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.6
 20K
Hoffa (1992)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Jack Nicholson's portrait of union leader James R. Hoffa, as seen through the eyes of his friend, Bobby Ciaro (Danny DeVito). The film follows Hoffa through his countless battles with the RTA and President Roosevelt all the way to a conclusion ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: labor union, politics, gangsters, crimes, rise and fall, social activist, political intrigue, political corruption, americana, rebellion, state affairs, ambition ...
Time: 70s, 1960s, 50s, 30s, 40s ...
Place: detroit, michigan, new york, usa, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.7
 258K
Donnie Brasco (1997)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: An FBI undercover agent infilitrates the mob and finds himself identifying more with the mafia life at the expense of his regular one.
Style: realistic, tense, serious, suspenseful, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, fbi, organized crime, mentor, undercover, undercover agent, friends, investigation, law enforcement, crime, tennis ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1978
Place: new york, usa, colombia, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 5.7
 2K
Capone (1975)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The story of the rise and fall of the infamous Chicago gangster Al Capone and the control he exhibited over the city during the prohibition years.
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rise and fall, gangsters, prohibition, gunfight, police investigation, crimes, tough heroes, rivalry, gang, criminal heroes, murder, brutality ...
Time: 20s, 1930s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.3
 87K
Mean Streets (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A small-time hood must choose from among love, friendship and the chance to rise within the mob.
Style: tense, realistic, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: redemption, gangsters, friendship, mafia, racial slur, crime, friends, urban ghetto life, organized crime, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, urban ghetto ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.0
 8K
Mobsters (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The story of a group of friends in turn of the century New York, from their early days as street hoods to their rise in the world of organized crime...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friendship, betrayal, murder, gangsters, crime, vengeance, criminal heroes, tough heroes, dishonesty, blind ambition, organized crime, attempted murder ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 1910s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, las vegas, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.0
 61K
The Gambler (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Literature professor Jim Bennett leads a secret life as a high-stakes gambler. Always a risk-taker, Bennett bets it all when he borrows from a gangster and offers his own life as collateral. Staying one step ahead, he pits his creditor against the ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, rough, serious ...
Plot: gambling, addiction, crimes, casino, gangsters, moral dilemma, human nature, family relations, race against time, dishonesty, parents and children, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, los angeles, california, usa, nevada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 9.2
 1.5M
The Godfather (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 175 min.
Story: Spanning the years 1945 to 1955, a chronicle of the fictional Italian-American Corleone crime family. When organized crime family patriarch, Vito Corleone barely survives an attempt on his life, his youngest son, Michael steps in to take care of the ...
Style: serious, captivating, rough, atmospheric, family saga ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, organized crime, gangsters, pride and honor, criminal heroes, gang war, crimes, greed, mob boss, family business, lawyer, cosa nostra ...
Time: 40s, 50s, 1940s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, new york, sicily, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Godfather: Part II (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 202 min.
Story: In the continuing saga of the Corleone crime family, a young Vito Corleone grows up in Sicily and in 1910s New York. In the 1950s, Michael Corleone attempts to expand the family business into Las Vegas, Hollywood and Cuba.
Style: captivating, epic, atmospheric, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, crimes, rise to the top, ambition, criminal heroes, organized crime, corruption, death, casino, blood, corrupt politician ...
Time: 40s, 50s, 20th century, 20s, 60s ...
Place: cuba, italy, new york, sicily, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.2
 36K
Hard Eight (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A stranger mentors a young Reno gambler who weds a hooker and befriends a vulgar casino regular.
Style: clever, sentimental, gloomy, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: casino, gambling, blackmail, neo noir, ransom, christmas, crime, betrayal, gem, rivalry, low lives, small time ...
Time: 90s
Place: nevada, usa, las vegas, atlantic city new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.3
 10K
Hoodlum (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In 1934, the second most lucrative business in New York City was running "the numbers". When, Madam Queen, the powerful woman who runs the scam in Harlem, is arrested. Ellsworth "Bumpy" Johnson takes over the business and must ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, violence, murder, dutch, blood, crime, deadly, dishonesty, gambling, psychopath, rich and poor, interracial relations ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: new york, harlem, illinois, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.8
 12K
Gotti (2018)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: John Gotti rises to the top of the New York underworld to become the boss of the Gambino crime family. His life takes a tumultuous turn as he faces tragedy, multiple trials and a prison sentence.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, gangsters, criminal heroes, organized crime, godfather, violence, crime, parents and children, family relations, danger, ambition, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, year 2002, year 1984
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.6
 47K
Wild Card (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When a Las Vegas bodyguard with lethal skills and a gambling problem gets in trouble with the mob, he has one last play… and it's all or nothing.
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, gangsters, crime, casino, tough heroes, dishonesty, lone wolves, betrayal, bodyguard, violence, greed, brutality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 7.0
 264K
Public Enemies (2009)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Depression-era bank robber John Dillinger's charm and audacity endear him to much of America's downtrodden public, but he's also a thorn in the side of J. Edgar Hoover and the fledgling FBI. Desperate to capture the elusive outlaw, ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, atmospheric, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, gunfight, bank robbery, master criminal, criminal heroes, shooting, crime, chase, organized crime, special agents, fbi, hunt down ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: usa, illinois, romania, michigan, indiana ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
City of Industry (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A retired thief swears revenge on the lunatic who murdered his brother and partner, while going on the run with the loot they stole.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, murder, betrayal, revenge, crime, gangsters, stripper, gang, family relations, dishonesty, manhunt, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, california, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Lucky Luciano (1973)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, France, Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Lucky Luciano is one of the bosses of the Mafia. He orders the slaughter of 40 other responsibles, therefore becoming the only boss. But a few years later he is put into jail. In 1946, he got a pardon and is sent back to Sicilia. There, he begins ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, sincere, talky ...
Plot: ambition, criminal heroes, crime, crimes, life is a bitch, gangsters, political corruption, law enforcement, deadly, social decay, rivalry, legal ...
Time: 40s, 50s, 30s, 20th century, 1940s ...
Place: sicily, italy, usa, europe, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.6
 226K
Blow (2001)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A boy named George Jung grows up in a struggling family in the 1950's. His mother nags at her husband as he is trying to make a living for the family. It is finally revealed that George's father cannot make a living and the family goes ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, captivating, emotional, touching ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug lord, drug dealing, rise and fall, cocaine, drug abuse, drug cartel, gangsters, friendship, drug use, drug addiction, organized crime, criminal heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 70s, 80s ...
Place: california, latin america, colombia, mexico, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.6
 13K
Auto Focus (2002)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A successful TV star during the 1960s, former "Hogan's Heroes" actor Bob Crane projects a wholesome family-man image, but this front masks his persona as a sex addict who records and photographs his many encounters with women, often ...
Style: serious, captivating, factual, intense, talky ...
Plot: infidelity, sex addict, friendship, filmmaking, tv show, hollywood, tv star, rise and fall, adultery, addiction, showbiz, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 70s, 20th century, year 1965 ...
Place: usa, los angeles, california, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Bonnie and Clyde is based on the true stories of the gangster pair Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow who in the 1930s began robbing banks in U.S. cities until they were eventually killed. The film is a major landmark in the aesthetic movement known as ...
Style: exciting, disturbing, suspenseful, captivating, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lovers on the run, gang, criminal heroes, heist, crimes, on the road, chase, murderous pair, fugitives, love and romance, partners, bank robbery ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, 1960s
Place: texas, usa, missouri, oklahoma, dallas texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 229 min.
Story: A former Prohibition-era Jewish gangster returns to the Lower East Side of Manhattan over thirty years later, where he once again must confront the ghosts and regrets of his old life.
Style: atmospheric, rough, sadistic, epic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rape, gangsters, prohibition, organized crime, friendship, corruption, murder, torture, gunfight, criminal heroes, regret, gangster ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 60s, 1960s, 1920s ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.9
 187K
Carlito's Way (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: A Puerto-Rican ex-con, just released from prison, pledges to stay away from drugs and violence despite the pressure around him and lead on to a better life outside of NYC.
Style: rough, suspenseful, bleak, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, tragic hero, disco, organized crime, violence, prison, drug dealing, ex convict, drug lord, crime, nightclub, starting over ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.8
 66K
The Iceman (2012)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The true story of Richard Kuklinski, the notorious contract killer and family man.
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, arrest, organized crime, poisoning, lone hero, mafia, notoriety, crime family, psychopath, hidden identity, merciless, criminal heroes ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1986 ...
Place: new jersey, usa, manhattan new york city, lower east side manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Boss of Bosses (2001)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The story of the rise and fall of the powerful New York City organized crime boss, Paul Castellano.
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rise and fall, murder, hitman, law enforcement, godparent, gangsters, criminal's revenge, working undercover, unfulfillment, legal investigation, criminal heroes, blind ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.9
 142K
Legend (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Suave, charming and volatile, Reggie Kray and his unstable twin brother Ronnie start to leave their mark on the London underworld in the 1960s. Using violence to get what they want, the siblings orchestrate robberies and murders while running ...
Style: brutal, tense, realistic, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime, twins, gang, rise and fall, violence, mental illness, crimes, brother brother relationship, organized crime, husband wife relationship, violent ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1957
Place: england, london, east end london, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.3
 216K
Lawless (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Set in the Depression-era Franklin County, Virginia, a bootlegging gang is threatened by authorities who want a cut of their profits.
Style: stylized, atmospheric, rough, bleak, serious ...
Plot: smuggling, gangsters, crimes, prohibition, uninhibited rivalry, rivalry, rebellion, sheriff, great depression, crime, gang, siblings relations ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1940, 1940s
Place: virginia, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%