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The Business (2005)
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The Business (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Spain
Duration: 97 min.
Story: During the '80s, a young man named Frankie dreams of escaping London's South East region, and his mother's thug of a boyfriend gives him just the opportunity. After beating up the abusive beau, Frankie runs off to Spain, where he lands a job delivering a package to the dapper Playboy Charlie, a gangster who takes him under his wing. Working as Charlie's driver, Frankie is immersed in a world of fast cars and pretty women -- but all the excess could be his undoing.
Style: rough, serious, captivating, realistic, suspenseful, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug abuse, psychopath, drug dealing, rise and fall, gay slur, murder, femme fatale, mayor, gangsters, crimes, gang, friendship, friends, partners, crime, ambition, on the run, danger, buddies, delivery, criminal heroes, power relations, football, party, money ...
Time: 80s
Place: colombia, spain

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and rough films with plots about crime, crimes, gangsters, violence, murder, criminal heroes and gangster mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Business: Scarface (1983), Casino (1995), Outlaw (2007), The Snitch Cartel (2011), The Football Factory (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, gunfight, drug dealing, cocaine, rise and fall, organized crime, criminal heroes, mafia, drug cartel, drug abuse, ambition ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: miami, cuba, usa, bolivia, colombia
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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, rough, stylized, clever, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: casino, mafia, crime, rise and fall, criminal heroes, blind ambition, organized crime, drug abuse, fbi, greed, gangsters, gambling ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century, year 1973, year 1983 ...
Place: las vegas, usa, chicago illinois, costa rica
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.7
 12K
Outlaw (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A group of people who feel betrayed by their government and let down by their police force form a modern-day outlaw posse in order to right what they see as the wrongs of society.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, betrayal, soldier, security guard, crimes, police, society, vigilantism, vengeance, rivalry, dishonesty, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary
Place: big ben london, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Snitch Cartel (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Colombia, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The real life story of Andres Lopez Lopez aka "Frecita" during his years involved with the Colombian Cartel aka "Cartel Norte del Valle"
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, stylized, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, criminal heroes, organized crime, gangsters, rise to the top, drugs/alcohol, gang, drug dealing, ambition, violence, drugs, money ...
Place: colombia, latin america, miami, usa, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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The Football Factory (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The Football Factory is more than just a study of the English obsession with football violence, it's about men looking for armies to join, wars to fight and places to belong. A forgotten culture of Anglo Saxon males fed up with being told ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, dark humor, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soccer, violence, lifestyle, buddies, violence spree, rivalry, machismo, bar fight, uninhibited rivalry, direction and purpose, obsession, working class ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Bonded by Blood (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In 1995, drug suppliers and career criminals Tony Tucker, Patrick Tate and Craig Rolfe were blasted to death by a shot gun whilst waiting in a Range Rover in Rettendon, Essex. The film charts their rise to become the most prolific dealers and feared ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners, deadly, gang, unfulfillment, gangsters, criminal heroes, crimes, crime, dishonesty, vengeance, rise and fall, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: europe, england
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31%
 6.5
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Savages (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Pot growers Ben and Chon face off against the Mexican drug cartel who kidnapped their shared girlfriend.
Style: rough, stylized, realistic, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, crimes, kidnapping, rescue, crime, violence, organized crime, mob boss, woman in danger, filmed killing, american abroad, drug lord ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: southern california, california, mexico, usa, tijuana mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.3
 93K
The Counselor (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A lawyer finds himself in far over his head when he attempts to get involved in drug trafficking.
Style: cynical, talky, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cocaine, femme fatale, greed, nihilism, crime gone awry, drug smuggling, life turned upside down, crime, drug dealing, nothing goes right, drug traffic, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, texas, usa, chicago illinois, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 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, organized crime, urban ghetto, life is a bitch, criminal heroes, gangster ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.6
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Closure (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 80 min.
Story: There is instant chemistry between Alice (Gillian Anderson), a businesswoman, and Adam (Danny Dyer), a younger working-class man who installs a security system in her London apartment. She takes him to a party in the country, and they end up making ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, psychological, rough, bleak ...
Plot: rape, murder, gang, vengeance, rape and revenge, psychopath, crime, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, rape victim, gang rape, misogynist ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.1
 4K
Essex Boys (2000)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Billy has just scored an entry-level position with the local crime cartel. His first job is to mind Jason, a newly released thug with a vicious temper. Jason thinks it's his job to teach Billy about crime, drugs and women. Little does he know ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, murder, police, drug dealer, gangsters, ambition, betrayal, vengeance, criminal heroes, crime, criminal's revenge, rise and fall ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 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, rise and fall, drug dealing, cocaine, drug abuse, drug cartel, gangsters, friendship, drug use, drug addiction, organized crime, criminal heroes ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, 90s, 80s ...
Place: california, latin america, colombia, mexico, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.1
 3K
Hyena (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Good policing doesn't necessarily mean doing everything by the book. But as the business of crime in London turns to favour the Albanians and Turks, how does a "good" policeman survive?
Style: rough, serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, drug dealer, murder, gang, human trafficking, dishonesty, crimes, crime, gangsters, law enforcement, danger, drug dealing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.0
 7K
A Gang Story (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After growing up in a poor gypsy camp, Edmond Vidal, aka Momon, has retained a sense of family, unfailing loyalty and pride in his origins. Most of all, he has remained friends with Serge Suttel, with whom he first discovered prison life - for ...
Style: serious, realistic, twist ending, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friendship, going straight, crimes, hopes, introspection, buddies, gang, organized crime, friends, criminal heroes, murder, criminal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.3
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The Big I Am (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A cruel twist of fate catapults small time crook Mickey Skinner into the big league, as head of a brutal London gang poised on the brink of a lucrative human-trafficking deal.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, rise and fall, criminal heroes, gangsters, unfulfillment, crimes, crime, rivalry, dishonesty, deadly, ambition, drugs/alcohol
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.8
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Homegrown (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Three laborers on a Northern California marijuana plantation become increasingly paranoid when they learn that their boss has been murdered. They know enough to run, taking with them enough of the crop to pay them for services rendered. Hooking up ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, humorous, semi serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, drug abuse, crimes, dishonesty, buddies, disorder, partners, criminal heroes, nothing goes right, murder, greed, gunfight ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Perfect Strangers (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A hit-man tries to seduce the mother of a child who witnessed his most recent kill.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious, bleak
Plot: hitman, murder, couples, deadly, crimes, babies and infants, dangerous attraction, witnessing a crime, fall in love, crime, gangsters, danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.8
 12K
Gangster No. 1 (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, Ireland
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An old gangster is advised that Freddie Mays would leave jail after thirty years in prison. His mood changes and he recalls when he was a young punk, who joined Freddie Mays' gang, a man he both envied and ultimately betrayed.
Style: stylized, rough, serious, bleak, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rise and fall, violence, gang war, gang, casino, extortion, pub, machete, stabbed to death, gangsters, crime, revenge ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 1990s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Dead or Alive 2 (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two contract killers cross paths in the middle of the same job and realize they are childhood friends. Together they take a break from killing and visit the small island they once called home. After reflecting on their past lives they decided to ...
Style: dark humor, realistic, captivating, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friendship, cigar smoking, sunglasses, violence, death, massacre, yakuza, shooting, orphan, deadly, buddies, master criminal ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.4
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Caught Up (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Daryl gets out of jail after 5 years. His mother has died, his girlfriend is married, and he can't find a job. His new girlfriend Vanessa, whom he meets when a gunman opens fire on them, gets him a job as a car driver. Hitmen are still after ...
Style: rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, betrayal, chase, crimes, vengeance, femme fatale, frame up, crime gone awry, criminal's revenge, life is a bitch, criminal heroes, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Deadly Outlaw: Rekka (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After Kunisada's Yakuza leader and father figure is brutally murdered, he and his best friend go on a two-man mission to avenge his death, killing other Yakuza leaders leading to a final confrontation by the old man's killers..
Style: stylized, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: danger, betrayal, murder, hitman, vengeance, violence spree, lone wolves, criminal heroes, master warrior, criminal's revenge, heroes, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Monument Ave. (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Bobby O'Grady a low level member of a Boston Irish gang run by Jackie O'Hara. Jackie demands absolute, total loyalty to him. When Jackie kills one of Bobby's buddies, Teddy, Bobby and others have to keep it an absolute secret, even ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, dark, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, betrayal, gangsters, crime, vengeance, investigation, witnessing a crime, gang, police corruption, drug dealing, best friends, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, ireland, europe, usa, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
We Own the Night (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A New York nightclub manager tries to save his brother and father from Russian mafia hitmen.
Style: captivating, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, heroin, party, law enforcement, gangsters, nightclub, crime, mafia, siblings relations, parents and children, parent child relationship, criminal heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Shooters (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Netherlands, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Gilly comes out of prison after serving a six year stretch and decides that he will now turn his life around and go straight. But when he returns to his South London home and visits his old colleague J, in hope of obtaining his share of the proceeds ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cons and scams, drug dealing, drug abuse, criminal heroes, gangsters, criminal's revenge, crimes, life is a bitch, crime, addiction, going straight, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.3
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In Too Deep (1999)
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A fearless cop is taking on a ruthless crimelord. He knew the risks. He just didn't know how far he would have to go.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, rough, entertaining, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, working undercover, police detective, gang, crimes, gangsters, police investigation, criminal heroes, drug dealing, ghetto, adaptation, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.3
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The Fighter (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Jacques Darnay has served 8 years for robbing a jeweller. Now he is out of prison and looking for his loot worth 6 million francs.
Style: tense, exciting, stylized, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, crime and punishment, gangsters, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, crime, crimes, chase, rivalry, coldhearted, chases and races, vengeance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.0
 91
Consignment (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Consignment is the authentic and brutal story of an East Coast drug dealer forced to flee to California only to realize state lines don't erase past sins.
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, partners, friends, gangsters, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes, working undercover, crime, life is a bitch, deadly, law enforcement, drug abuse ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.9
 4K
Sugar Hill (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: In the Harlem neighborhood of New York City, the Mafia steps in when a drug dealer quits his partner brother to lead a straight life with his girlfriend.
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Plot: drug dealing, crimes, gang, going straight, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, drug abuse, addiction, urban ghetto, siblings relations, brother brother relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, harlem, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.7
 4K
Quicksilver (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Jack Casey ('Kevin Bacon' )used to be a hot-shot stock market whiz kid. After a disastrous professional decision, his life in the fast lane is over. He loses his nerve and joins a speed delivery firm which relies on bicycles to avoid ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious ...
Plot: cycling, murder, wall street, crimes, urban ghetto life, life is a bitch, down on your luck, ambition, urban, society, investigation, downfall ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, san francisco, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Bad Turn Worse (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Three teenage friends get in way over their head when they cross a down-home crime syndicate. They hope to make a break for it and escape their dead-end existence in a cotton-mill town but get sucked into the seedy underbelly of organized crime when ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, tense, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: heist, small town, murder, neo noir, coming of age, rivalry, friendship, juvenile delinquency, teenage love, love triangle, youth, danger ...
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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