Movies like The Business 2005

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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, suspenseful, realistic, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rise and fall, drug dealer, drug abuse, drug dealing, murder, femme fatale, ambition, crimes, gang, friendship, on the run, danger, power relations, organized crime, psychopath, gay slur, mayor, drug cartel, cocaine, football, gangsters, friends, partners, crime, buddies ...
Time: 80s
Place: spain, colombia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, rough and suspenseful films with plots about crime, crimes, gangsters, criminal heroes, violence, gangster and drug dealing mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Business: Casino (1995), Scarface (1983), Blow (2001), The Departed (2006), Outlaw (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.2
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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, rise and fall, criminal heroes, blind ambition, crimes, drug abuse, fbi, greed, gangsters ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century, year 1973, year 1983 ...
Place: las vegas, usa, costa rica, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.3
 702K
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: gangsters, drug lord, cocaine, drug dealing, mafia, gunfight, rise and fall, mob boss, drug cartel, criminal heroes, drug abuse, organized crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: miami, cuba, usa, bolivia, colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.6
 232K
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 cartel, gangsters, drug abuse, drug addiction, organized crime, friendship, drug use, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 70s, 60s, 50s ...
Place: california, latin america, mexico, colombia, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.5
 1.1M
The Departed (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 151 min.
Story: To take down South Boston's Irish Mafia, the police send in one of their own to infiltrate the underworld, not realizing the syndicate has done likewise. While an undercover cop curries favor with the mob kingpin, a career criminal rises ...
Style: tense, captivating, serious, surprise ending, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mole, mafia, crimes, working undercover, police, crime, undercover cop, mind game, undercover, organized crime, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa, harvard university, taiwan, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 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, soldier, betrayal, security guard, crimes, police, society, vigilantism, vengeance, rivalry, gangsters, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: britain, big ben london
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 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: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, gang, drug dealer, murder, violence, gangsters, crimes, drug dealing, dishonesty, danger, law enforcement, police investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 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: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, drug dealer, police, murder, ambition, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes, gang, rise and fall, rivalry, vengeance, deadly ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: tense, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rise and fall, gang, rivalry, deadly, gangsters, crimes, dishonesty, partners, criminal heroes, betrayal, ambition, vengeance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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My Name Ain't Johnny (2008)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 124 min.
Story: In the 90's, In Rio de Janeiro, the middle-class João Guilherme Estrella is introduced to the world of drugs consuming maconha and cocaine first and later becoming a drug-dealer with many connections inclusive in Europe. However, he spends all ...
Style: stylized, captivating, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: prison, ambition, life is a bitch, addiction, drug dealing, partners, buddies, couple relations, starting over, couples, prison life, downfall ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: brazil, latin america, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, crimes, criminal heroes, organized crime, rise to the top, gangsters, gang, drug dealing, ambition, drugs/alcohol, drugs, violence ...
Place: colombia, latin america, florida, miami, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Football Factory (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA, 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: realistic, disturbing, dark humor, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soccer, violence, lifestyle, buddies, machismo, rivalry, violence spree, bar fight, direction and purpose, uninhibited rivalry, obsession, working class ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.8
 4K
Black's Game (2012)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Iceland
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In the mid to late 90's, the Reykjavik crime and drug scene saw a drastic change from a relatively small and innocent world into a much more aggressive and violent one.. The film tells the story of this change through the fictional gang of ...
Style: realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, psychopath, crimes, gang, police corruption, corrupt law enforcer, violence, drug dealer, suicide, nightclub, old friend, new year's eve ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: iceland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.3
 1K
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: tense, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, gangsters, dishonesty, rivalry, drugs/alcohol, crimes, criminal heroes, deadly, unfulfillment, crime, profanity, strong violent content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.3
 94K
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, drug cartel, greed, nihilism, crime gone awry, life turned upside down, crime, drug dealing, nothing goes right, crimes, drug traffic ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, texas, usa, chicago illinois, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.8
 13K
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: tense, rough, suspenseful, intense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rise and fall, gang war, violence, gang, gangsters, crime, extortion, leadership, psychopath, criminal heroes, rivalry, betrayal ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 1990s
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.5
 118K
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, suspenseful ...
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 ⇓
45%
 5.9
 92
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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, on the run, starting over, police investigation, going straight, gang, law enforcement, dishonesty, buddies, crimes, life is a bitch, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.6
 1K
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: rough, serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cons and scams, going straight, law enforcement, addiction, drug dealing, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, criminal's revenge, gangsters, dishonesty, drug abuse, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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: suspenseful, stylized, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, danger, murder, betrayal, police investigation, vigilantism, criminal's revenge, vengeance, gang, gangsters, lone wolves, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.8
 64
Flick (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Ireland
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Jack Flinter is skating on thin ice. Known to his friends as "Flick", he is drifting through life, dealing a bit of hash, drinking and screwing around. His girlfriend Alice has had enough. His friend and business partner Des is strung out, ...
Style: disturbing, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: drug dealing, going straight, juvenile delinquency, police corruption, society, drug abuse, addiction, life is a bitch, crimes, organized crime, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.6
 7K
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: psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Plot: gang rape, rape and revenge, rape, murder, gang, vengeance, psychopath, crime, life is a bitch, crimes, haunted by the past, rape victim ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The City of Lost Souls (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Brazilian-Japanese gangster Mario rescues his Chinese girlfriend Kei as she's about to be deported from Japan. Desperate to escape, he hides in Tokyo's booming Japanese-Portuguese community and seeks passage from the country from a Russian ...
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, disturbing, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, love triangle, lovers on the run, gang, criminal's revenge, danger, rivalry, chase, master criminal, hitman, drug dealing, crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.0
 7K
Empire (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A big time drug dealer Victor Rosa is looking to get out of the game and sees his chance with a big deal with a new friend who happens to be a Wall St. stockbroker. Thinking this will be his chance to go out on top Victor soon finds out that he has ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, vengeance, crime, drug dealing, wall street, crimes, going straight, criminal heroes, cons and scams, violence, greed, pregnancy ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 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, prison ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Real Gangsters (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Real Gangsters tells the story of the Lo Giacamo family, one of the most successful crime syndicates in New York City. Run by cousins Vincent Lo Giacamo and Jack Lo Giacamo, Real Gangsters shows how these two men maintain control of their dangerous ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crimes, rivalry, family business, rise and fall, family relations, unfulfillment, ambition, organized crime, danger, outlaw, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.2
 3K
Hard Luck (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Three converging story lines involving bootleggers, a serial killer and drug dealers are followed. A former drug dealer tries to go straight, but comes across a stash of stolen drugs. Meanwhile, a middle-aged suburban housewife hides a sadistic and ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, stolen money, drug dealing, chase, dishonesty, track down, danger, car chase, partners, crimes, going straight, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, car chase, party, law enforcement, heroin, gangsters, nightclub, crime, mafia, parents and children, siblings relations, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1988
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, crimes, investigation, police corruption, gang, deadly, life is a bitch, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, ireland, europe, usa, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.5
 4K
Pusher (2012)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In London, a drug dealer grows increasingly desperate over the course of a week after a botched deal lands him in the merciless clutches of a ruthless crime lord. The more desperate his behavior, the more isolated he becomes until there is nothing ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: drug dealing, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, on the run, danger, chase, disorder, nothing goes right, gangster, debt, drug dealer, money problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england, london, east end london
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
State Property (2002)
Genre: Drama, Crime, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Frustrated with being broke, Beans decides that the only way to grasp the American Dream is to take it.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, crimes, gangsters, family life, drug dealing, chaos and mayhem, urban ghetto life, city life, friendship, buddies, rise and fall, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, philadelphia, memphis
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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