Movies like Bugsy

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Bugsy (1991)
 6.8
 25K
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: hollywood, casino, gangsters, crimes, crime, ambition, rise and fall, money, love affair, bohemian life, elimination, gambling, hotel, murder, hitman, passionate interest, love and romance, self destructing, blind ambition, criminal heroes, unfulfillment, embezzlement, megalomaniac, starlet, visionary ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s, 70s
Place: las vegas, usa, new york, los angeles

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Most similar movies to Bugsy

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, rough and suspenseful films with plots about crime, crimes, gangsters, gangster, murder, organized crime and violence mostly in Crime, Drama and Biography genres. Some movies like Bugsy: Goodfellas (1990), Kill the Irishman (2011), Casino (1995), Black Mass (2015), Scarface (1983). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.7
 975K
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, organized crime, crimes, rise and fall, friends, fbi, criminal heroes, friendship, shooting, life is a bitch, mentor ...
Time: 50s, 70s, 60s, 20th century, year 1978 ...
Place: new york, florida, usa, pittsburgh, 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, gangsters, mob boss, corruption, irish, labor union, crime, crimes, criminal heroes, ambition, tough heroes ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, year 1977, year 1960 ...
Place: usa, ohio, new york, cleveland ohio, ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 444K
Casino (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, USA
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, crime, organized crime, criminal heroes, rise and fall, crimes, blind ambition, gangsters, drug abuse, fbi, greed ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century, year 1980, year 1983 ...
Place: las vegas, usa, chicago illinois, costa rica, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 163K
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: captivating, suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, brutality, corruption, crime, violence, fbi, murder, organized crime, arms dealing, crimes, illness, gangster ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, year 1985, year 1981 ...
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, santa monica california, miami ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 8.3
 709K
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, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, drug lord, cocaine, mafia, drug dealing, gunfight, criminal heroes, rise and fall, drug cartel, mob boss, drug abuse, organized crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: miami, cuba, usa, bolivia, colombia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 21K
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, gangsters, politics, crimes, rise and fall, social activist, political corruption, political intrigue, ambition, state affairs, rebellion, americana ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 1930s, 1940s, 50s ...
Place: detroit, new york, michigan, usa, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.7
 267K
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: gangsters, mafia, mentor, fbi, organized crime, undercover, crimes, friends, investigation, law enforcement, crime, undercover agent ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1978
Place: new york, usa, colombia, miami, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 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, serious, suspenseful, suspense, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gambling, addiction, casino, debt, bookies, crime, crimes, money, hopes, gangsters, gambling debt, loan ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, harvard university, las vegas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 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, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, organized crime, pride and honor, criminal heroes, gang war, crimes, mob boss, greed, cosa nostra, lawyer, power struggle ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 40s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: italy, new york, europe, sicily, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, friendship, betrayal, murder, crime, crimes, vengeance, criminal heroes, tough heroes, dishonesty, blind ambition, organized crime ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, las vegas, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 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, crumbling marriage, showbiz ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1965 ...
Place: usa, los angeles, california, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.7
 3K
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: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rise and fall, gangsters, police investigation, gunfight, jail, crimes, tough heroes, rivalry, gang, criminal heroes, murder, street shootout ...
Time: 20s, 1920s, 1930s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.3
 94K
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: gangsters, redemption, friendship, mafia, racial slur, crimes, crime, friends, urban ghetto life, organized crime, life is a bitch, criminal heroes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.0
 63K
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: psychological, suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: gambling, addiction, crimes, casino, gangsters, human nature, moral dilemma, family relations, dishonesty, race against time, life is a bitch, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, las vegas, california, usa, nevada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.1
 554
Sinatra Club (2010)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Brutal and celebrated Mafia gangster John Gotti (Danny Nucci) schemes, shoves and murders his way to the top of that world in this gritty biography told from the perspective of Salvatore Polisi (Jason Gedrick), who owns the Sinatra Club, where ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, ambition, gang, dishonesty, rise to the top, crimes, criminal heroes, gang leader, heist, tough guy, crime boss ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, crimes, criminal heroes, ambition, rise to the top, organized crime, corruption, immigrants, melancholy, casino, death ...
Time: 50s, 40s, 1920s, 1940s, 60s ...
Place: cuba, italy, new york, las vegas, sicily ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 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, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, violence, murder, blood, dutch, bandit, crime, crimes, dishonesty, rivalry, gambling, psychopath ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, harlem, usa, illinois, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 4.8
 13K
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: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, gangsters, organized crime, violence, godfather, family relations, parents and children, crime, crimes, danger, ambition, father son relationship ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, year 2002, year 1984 ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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: serious, rough, tense, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, rise and fall, murder, ambition, criminal heroes, gang, undercover, rivalry, going straight, master criminal, police corruption, downfall ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, contemplative, serious, rough, captivating ...
Plot: gangsters, ambition, crime, criminal heroes, crimes, life is a bitch, political corruption, law enforcement, social decay, deadly, legal, rivalry ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 50s, 40s, 30s ...
Place: italy, sicily, europe, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.6
 234K
Blow (2001)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
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, rise and fall, drug dealing, cocaine, drug cartel, drug abuse, drug addiction, organized crime, gangsters, drug use, friendship, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 70s, 50s, 80s, 90s, 60s ...
Place: california, latin america, colombia, mexico, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.2
 1K
Wisegal (2008)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A drama centered around Patty Montanari, the widowed mother of two who went to work for her lover Frank Russo, a captain in a Brooklyn crime family.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: criminal heroes, mysterious character, fall in love, dishonesty, mind game, love affair, parents and children, gangsters, crimes, unlikely criminals, crime family, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.6
 49K
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, crimes, bodyguard, crime, casino, tough heroes, lone wolves, dishonesty, betrayal, violence, greed ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 7.2
 8K
American Me (1992)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Edward J. Olmos made his directorial bow with the powerhouse crime saga American Me. Olmos stars as street-gang leader Santana, who during his 18 years in Folsom Prison rules over all the drug-and-murder activities behind bars. Upon his release, ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, prison, sexual abuse, prison gang, violence, juvenile delinquency, criminal heroes, racism, murder, crimes, crime, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 50s, 1940s, 40s ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: disturbing, exciting, suspenseful, captivating, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, lovers on the run, heist, gang, crimes, chase, murderous pair, fugitives, love and romance, on the road, partners, bank robbery ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 60s, 1960s
Place: texas, usa, oklahoma, missouri, dallas texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.2
 39K
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, gloomy, contemplative, realistic, rough ...
Plot: gambling, casino, blackmail, neo noir, christmas, ransom, prostitute, crimes, crime, betrayal, small time, low lives ...
Time: 90s
Place: nevada, las vegas, usa, atlantic city new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.3
 222K
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, serious, bleak, rough ...
Plot: gangsters, smuggling, crimes, uninhibited rivalry, rivalry, rebellion, sheriff, gang, great depression, crime, prohibition, siblings relations ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1940
Place: virginia, usa, appalachia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
American Gangster (2007)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 157 min.
Story: Following the death of his employer and mentor, Bumpy Johnson, Frank Lucas establishes himself as the number one importer of heroin in the Harlem district of Manhattan. He does so by buying heroin directly from the source in South East Asia and he ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, drug lord, mob boss, drug traffic, police corruption, mafia, heroin, drug trafficking, smuggling, rise and fall, criminal heroes ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s, 1990s ...
Place: new york, usa, harlem, bronx new york city, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.8
 68K
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, lone hero, arrest, organized crime, poisoning, mafia, notoriety, family relations, psychopath, crime family, hidden identity, merciless ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 80s, year 1979 ...
Place: new jersey, usa, new york, lower east side manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: A New York stockbroker refuses to cooperate in a large securities fraud case involving corruption on Wall Street, corporate banking world and mob infiltration. Based on Jordan Belfort's autobiography.
Style: clever, dark humor, captivating, biting, realistic ...
Plot: money, rise and fall, success, greed, corruption, ambition, wall street, stock broker, cons and scams, millionaire, yuppie, american dream ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s, 1990s, year 1983 ...
Place: new york, usa, italy, switzerland, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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