Movies like The Business 2005

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The Business
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, stylized, realistic, suspenseful, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime, rise and fall, criminal heroes, crimes, femme fatale, buddies, drug dealing, gang, drug abuse, murder, psychopath, on the run, friendship, ambition, danger, partners, power relations, friends, mayor, gay slur, delivery, football, woman, car ...
Time: 80s
Place: spain, colombia
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The Godfather: A Novel for Television
Crime, Drama, Thriller
USA
434 min.
 9.5
Breaking Bad
Crime, Drama, Thriller
USA
49 min.
 9.5
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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 gangsters, crime, crimes, criminal heroes, murder, violence and betrayal mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Business: Outlaw (2007), The Football Factory (2004), Scarface (1983), Deadly Outlaw: Rekka (2002), Savages (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 5.8
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Outlaw
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, gangsters, crime, master criminal, betrayal, vigilantism, vengeance, security guard, police, soldier, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: britain, big ben london
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System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
The Football Factory
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: dark humor, stylized, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soccer, violence, drugs, british, working class, football, drugs/alcohol, buddies, brutality, gangs, fight scenes, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe, australia
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System:   88%
    User:   100%
 
 8.3
 633K
Scarface
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: realistic, stylized, epic, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime, corruption, organized crime, mafia, gory, drug abuse, gunfight, gangster, violence, drugs, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: cuba, miami, usa, colombia, bolivia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   73%
    User:   100%
 
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Deadly Outlaw: Rekka
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, rough, realistic, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, criminal heroes, martial arts, police investigation, criminal's revenge, gang, gangsters, lone wolves, betrayal, master criminal, master warrior, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   54%
 
 6.5
 113K
Savages
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: stylized, dark humor, rough, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, crime, violence, marijuana, brutality, greed, betrayal, corruption, revenge, torture, drugs/alcohol, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, mexico, usa, southern california, tijuana mexico
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System:   54%
    User:   45%
 
Dead or Alive 2
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, serious, realistic, rough, captivating
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 90s
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System:   52%
    User:   56%
 
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Sexy Beast
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Spain
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The idyllic life of retired safecracker Gal is put at risk when a psychotic gangster from his past arrives at his villa in southern Spain, intent on bringing him out of retirement for one last job.
Style: stylized, clever, tense, brutal, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, crime, gangsters, violence, gangster, robbery, safecracker, bank robbery, stylish, retired, dialogue, mafia ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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System:   51%
    User:   53%
 
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Albino Alligator
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Three petty thieves who the police believe to be major criminals are chased into a basement bar where they take five hostages including all the bar employees. The rest of the movie deals with the cops lurking outside the bar while the trio try to ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, crime gone awry, hostage, heist, police investigation, chase, hostages, neo noir, twists & turns, on the run, kidnapping, dialogue ...
Time: 90s
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   56%
 
 5.3
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Hard Luck
Genre: 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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   45%
 
 6.4
 730
The Fighter
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, crime, criminal's revenge, gangsters, chase, chases and races, crimes, dishonesty, murder, rivalry, on the run, vengeance ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   55%
 
 7.4
 80K
Mean Streets
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: realistic, bleak, atmospheric, tense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime, crime gone awry, redemption, friendship, mafia, organized crime, gangster, violence, neo noir, catholicism, rock ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   52%
 
 5.3
 90K
The Counselor
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, stylized, sexy, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime gone awry, crime, lawyer, greed, neo noir, drugs/alcohol, drugs, death, dialogue, drug dealing, strong sexual content, life turned upside down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, texas, usa, chicago illinois, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   49%
 
 7.9
 180K
Carlito's Way
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: stylized, serious, rough, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime, mafia, violence, organized crime, prison, disco, gangster, prison escape, gunfight, chase, betrayal ...
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Place: new york, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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System:   44%
    User:   49%
 
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Bad Turn Worse
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: serious, rough, realistic, tense, bleak ...
Plot: heist, friendship, neo noir, adolescence vs adulthood, farm, crimes, crime, small town, danger, youth, friends, murder ...
Place: texas, usa
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System:   43%
    User:   41%
 
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City on Fire
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Ko Chow is an undercover cop who is under pressure from all sides. His boss, Inspector Lau, wants him to infiltrate a gang of ruthless jewel thieves; in order to do this he must obtain some handguns; his girlfriend wants him to commit to marriage or ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, tense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, crime, gang, betrayal, undercover cop, crime gone awry, heist, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, friendship, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: asia, hong kong, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   45%
 
Perfect Strangers
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, serious, realistic, bleak, rough
Plot: hitman, crime, witnessing a crime, murder, crimes, deadly, babies and infants, gang, gangsters, feminism, introspection, moral dilemma ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   41%
 
Rich and Famous 2
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 97 min.
Story: After being released from prison, Tang Kat-Yung exacts revenge on Li Ah Chai, in this sequel to Rich and Famous.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, stylized, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal's revenge, gang, crime, gangsters, urban, vengeance, criminal heroes, crimes, rivalry, betrayal, friends, buddies ...
Time: 80s
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   40%
 
Illegal Tender
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, gangsters, crime gone awry, crime, vengeance, criminal heroes, crimes, on the run, deadly, rivalry, drug dealing, pregnancy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: latin america, puerto rico, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   41%
 
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 304
Bad Guys
Genre: Drama, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: On the run from a drug deal gone wrong, a beautiful young woman escapes across the border only to find herself trapped in a dangerous web of intrigue and deceit in old Mexico.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, criminal heroes, fugitives, gang, crime, gangsters, betrayal, chase, drug deal, crime gone awry, drug dealing, lovers on the run ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   39%
 
The Godfather: A Novel for Television
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 434 min.
Story: A seven-hours-plus adaptation of Francis Ford Coppola's "The Godfather" and "The Godfather, Part II" - with new scenes added and some old ones lengthened. Originally broadcast on the NBC television network in November of ...
Style: epic, rough, serious, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime, gang war, rise and fall, rise to the top, family business, criminal heroes, ambition, crimes, family relations, parents and children, tough heroes ...
Time: 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   40%
 
 6.1
 89
Consignment
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: buddies, criminal heroes, urban, criminal's revenge, crime, gang, gangsters, drug dealing, partners against crime, going straight, police investigation, drug abuse ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   35%
 
Rich and Famous
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: To pay off his debt as a gambler, a man drags his sister and step-brother into a life of crime and a violent war between rival gang lords.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gory, criminal's revenge, crime, gang, urban, gangsters, master warrior, betrayal, tragic hero, going straight, rise to the top, friendship ...
Time: 80s
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   32%
 
Carlito's Way: Rise to Power
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, rough, realistic, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime, master criminal, drug dealing, rise to the top, tough heroes, criminal heroes, puerto rican, ambition, crimes, best friends, gang ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   42%
 
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 5.4
 684
Men of Respect
Genre: Drama, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In this modern day version of Shakespeare's Macbeth, a hitman heeds a spiritualist's prophesies that he will rise to the head of his family. He starts his ascension by clandestinely executing the heads of the family and casting the blame ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, gangsters, murder, hitman, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, rise to the top, wizards and magicians, tough heroes, criminal heroes, ambition ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   40%
 
Monument Ave.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
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, realistic, bleak, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime, betrayal, murder, working class, vengeance, drugs, irish, criminal's revenge, life philosophy, gang, revenge ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, ireland, europe, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   38%
 
 5.4
 786
Caught Up
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, murder, crime, criminal's revenge, neo noir, unlikely criminals, bank, nightclub, crime gone awry, going straight, urban ghetto, frame up ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   34%
 
 7.9
 6K
The Take
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Freddie Jackson is just out of prison. He's done his time, made the right connections and now he's ready to use them. His wife Jackie dreams of having her husband home but she's forgotten the rows and the girls Freddie can't ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, bleak, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drugs/alcohol, criminal heroes, crime, crimes, gangsters, betrayal, violence spree, murder, deadly, dishonesty, ex convict, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: england, london, east end london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   34%
 
 6.1
 3K
Essex Boys
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, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, crime, gangsters, vengeance, criminal heroes, crimes, rivalry, drug dealing, police, murder, drug dealer, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   31%
 

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 4.6
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Ready 2 Die
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: After a violent bank robbery, the trio of hoods make their way across East L.A. carrying a blood-soaked bag of money. When word gets out, they must fend off gangs and crooked cops alike as they strive to keep the loot and stay alive.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, gang, crime, chase, crime gone awry, on the run, chases and races, crimes, danger, deadly, murder, criminal's revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   35%
 
Walking the Edge
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A Los Angeles taxi driver helps a distraught young woman on the run from gangsters after they murder her husband and young son.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, police investigation, crime, criminal's revenge, gangsters, tough law enforcer, vengeance, crime gone awry, taxi driver, manhunt, vigilantism, murder ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   26%
 
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