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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, dark, realistic, stylized, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, gangsters, drug dealer, crimes, rise and fall, femme fatale, organized crime, murder, drug dealing, on the run, drug abuse, ambition, drug cartel, friendship, power relations, sex, killer, criminal, cocaine, driver, hollywood, empire, mental illness, coast guard, stoned ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: spain, colombia, london

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Most similar movies to The Business

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, rough and suspenseful films with plots about crimes, gangsters, gang, violence, murder, betrayal and organized crime mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Business: Layer Cake (2004), Casino (1995), Scarface (1983), The Departed (2006), Outlaw (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Layer Cake (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When a seemingly straight-forward drug deal goes awry, XXXX has to break his die-hard rules and turn up the heat, not only to outwit the old regime and come out on top, but to save his own skin...
Style: neo noir, intense, tense, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, twists and turns, betrayal, murder, heist, drugs, flirting, drug addiction, violence, crimes, drug lord, going straight ...
Time: 90s, 70s, 60s, 20th century
Place: london, england, amsterdam, netherlands, zurich switzerland ...
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100%
 8.2
 519K
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, suspense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, mafia, casino, gambling, gangsters, rise and fall, crimes, greed, criminal heroes, betrayal, fbi, heist ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century, year 1973, year 1980 ...
Place: las vegas, usa, kansas city, midwest, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.3
 838K
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: serious, exciting, rough, suspense, harsh ...
Audience: date night, boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, gunfight, organized crime, drug lord, drug cartel, mob boss, cocaine, drug abuse, criminal heroes, drug dealing, ambition ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: miami, cuba, miami beach, florida, bolivia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 8.5
 1.3M
The Departed (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Hong Kong
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: twist ending, suspense, surprise ending, clever, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, police, crimes, mole, organized crime, undercover cop, working undercover, corruption, twists and turns, violence, gunfight ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, china, taiwan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 5.7
 13K
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: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, dark ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, gang, security guard, crimes, betrayal, soldier, society, police, vengeance, rivalry, dishonesty, vigilante ...
Time: contemporary
Place: big ben london, london, britain, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 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, tense, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, gang, gangsters, drug dealer, murder, drug dealing, crimes, bad cop, dishonesty, law enforcement, police investigation, drugs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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: suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, gangsters, crimes, murder, drug dealer, police, ambition, criminal's revenge, gang, criminal heroes, rivalry, rise and fall ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 262K
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: thought provoking, depressing, emotional, touching, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drugs, drug addiction, gangsters, drug lord, rise and fall, friendship, drug abuse, drug cartel, drug dealing, cocaine, drug use, addiction ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 50s, 60s, 90s ...
Place: colombia, latin america, california, boston, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, serious, rough, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soccer, dark humor, football, gangsters, lifestyle, violence, working class, gang, violent, dysfunctional family, organized crime, violence spree ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, australia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crimes, gang, rivalry, rise and fall, betrayal, vengeance, ambition, drug dealing, partners, dishonesty, criminal heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.4
 102K
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: talky, bleak, neo noir, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: drug cartel, femme fatale, drug traffic, cocaine, greed, crime gone awry, crimes, gangsters, lawyer, betrayal, brutality, gratuitous violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: mexico, texas, usa, tijuana mexico, amsterdam ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.7
 14K
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: intense, tense, rough, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, rise and fall, gang, crimes, organized crime, betrayal, mafia, prison, violence, gang war, leadership, extortion ...
Time: future, 60s, 20th century, 80s, 70s ...
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.5
 3K
Shifty (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Shifty, a young crack cocaine dealer in London, sees his life quickly spiral out of control when his best friend returns home. Stalked by a customer desperate to score at all costs, and with his family about to turn their back on him for good, ...
Style: serious, tense, captivating, suspense, multicultural ...
Plot: dealer, police, betrayal, crimes, haunted by the past, gangsters, save the day, rivalry, murder, drug dealer, realism, gang ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Illegal Tender (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: After the gangsters who killed his father come to settle a score, a teenage boy and his mother turn the tables on the killers - one Latino family's quest for honor and revenge as the hunted become the hunters.
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, psychological, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the run, pregnancy, haunted by the past, gang, crimes, vigilantism, rivalry, drug dealing, revenge, murder, death of father, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: puerto rico, usa, latin america, new york, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Carlito's Way: Rise to Power (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Jay Hernandez (Friday Night Lights), Mario Van Peebles (Ali), Luis Guzmán (Carlito's Way) and Sean Combs (Monster's Ball) star in the gripping tale of the early years of gangster legend Carlito Brigante. Seduced by the power of the brutal ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, drug dealing, gang, mafia, crimes, best friends, betrayal, master criminal, police corruption, vengeance, tragic hero, ambition ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.9
 8K
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: intense, stylized, suspense, melancholic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: betrayal, organized crime, crimes, greed, drugs, twists and turns, fantasy world, drug dealing, wall street, criminal heroes, going straight, cons and scams ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, new york, bronx new york city, manhattan new york city, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: serious, stylized, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, yakuza, murder, betrayal, gangsters, vigilantism, criminal's revenge, police investigation, partners, master criminal, gang, chase ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.3
 16K
Pusher III (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Denmark
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In this third installment of the 'Pusher' trilogy, we follow Milo ('Zlatko Buric'), the drug lord from the two first films. He is aging, he is planning his daughter's 25th birthday and his shipment of heroin turns out to be ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, psychological, cynical ...
Plot: gangsters, heroin, drugs, heroin addict, dark humor, crimes, master criminal, parents and children, family relations, aging, drug smuggling, drug lord ...
Time: contemporary
Place: copenhagen, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Menace II Society (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Menace II Society is a coming of age tale detailing the summer after its protagonist Caine (Tyrin Turner) graduates from high school. This is Caine's story, which details real life in today's tough inner city.
Style: tense, realistic, bleak, stylized, serious ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: crimes, urban ghetto life, gangsters, hip hop, african american, murder, friendship, police brutality, ghetto, gang, street gang, organized crime ...
Time: 90s, year 1993, 20th century, 70s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, north america
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.8
 4K
Chiko (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany, Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: This is the story of Isa, who grows up in a Hamburg suburb. It might be one of the world's richest cities but every beast has its belly and here, in the very underbelly, Chiko lives in a world where violence, staking and keeping a claim, and ...
Style: serious, captivating, tense, psychological, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealer, gang, cocaine, immigrants, friendship, crimes, ambition, rivalry, murder, smuggling, betrayal, deception ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hamburg germany, germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: atmospheric, dark, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crimes, betrayal, murder, vengeance, gang, police investigation, investigation, police corruption, best friends, witnessing a crime, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, ireland, connecticut, massachusetts, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
What Doesn't Kill You (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Two childhood friends from South Boston turn to crime as a way to get by, ultimately causing a strain in their personal lives and their friendship.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating, rough ...
Plot: friendship, infidelity, heist, crimes, family problems, downfall, buddies, haunted by the past, criminal heroes, legal, drug addiction, introspection ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Daylight Robbery (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Alex masterminds an ambitious plan to steal millions of untraceable cash that is stacked in the underground vaults of The London Exchange Bank, waiting for its last journey, Incineration. Lucky, Matty, Terry, Chubby, Norman and Jay make up his ...
Style: captivating, tense, suspense, psychological, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, hostage, airport, bank, isolation, gang, world cup, cons and scams, rivalry, chase, police officer, siege ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, london, england, europe, monaco
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Another Day in Paradise (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A vending machine robbery by small time thief and drug addict Bobbie (Vincent Kartheiser) goes badly awry, and his friends contact street-wise thief and part-time druggie Mel (James Woods) to patch him up.Recognizing a kindred spirit, Mel befriends ...
Style: talky, tense, realistic, sexy, road movie ...
Audience: kids
Plot: addiction, junkie, drugs, crimes, drug addiction, murder, heist, drug addict, death, violence, heroin, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: gangsters, crimes, drugs, organized crime, rise to the top, gang, ambition, drug dealing, drug cartel, criminal heroes, money, violence ...
Place: colombia, latin america, new york, usa, florida ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.6
 208K
Traffic (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 147 min.
Story: An exploration of the United States of America's war on drugs from multiple perspectives. For the new head of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, the war becomes personal when he discovers his well-educated daughter is abusing cocaine ...
Style: suspense, bleak, realistic, thought provoking, political ...
Plot: drug addiction, drug lord, organized crime, addiction, drug dealer, drug abuse, drug traffic, drug cartel, war on drugs, gangsters, corruption, drugs ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: mexico, latin america, california, los angeles, maryland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Long Good Friday (1980)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In the late 1970s, Cockney crime boss Harold Shand, a gangster trying to become a legitimate property mogul, has big plans to get the American Mafia to bankroll his transformation of a derelict area of London into the possible venue for a future ...
Style: cynical, atmospheric, harsh, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, ira, crimes, crime boss, mafia, organized crime, car bomb, revenge, rivalry, twists and turns, gang, bomb ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: england, ireland, london, europe, united kingdom ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Straightheads (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: suspenseful, psychological, disturbing, rough, bleak ...
Plot: rape and revenge, rape, psychopath, murder, revenge, gang, gang rape, rape victim, misogynist, haunted by the past, crimes, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.5
 5K
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: serious, suspenseful, stylized, rough, realistic ...
Plot: gangsters, crime gone awry, drug dealing, criminal heroes, on the run, disorder, nothing goes right, chase, strip club, money problems, violence, drug dealer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: london, england, east end london
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Eastern Promises (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A Russian teenager, living in London, dies during childbirth but leaves clues to a midwife in her journal, that could tie her child to a rape involving a violent Russian mob family.
Style: neo noir, bleak, suspense, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: gangsters, russian, russian mafia, rape, mob boss, prostitution, murder, brutality, crimes, child prostitute, twists and turns, male nudity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, st. petersburg russia, europe, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%