Movies like Carlito's Way

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Carlito's Way (1993)
 7.9
 202K
Carlito's Way (1993)
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: rough, bleak, serious, suspenseful, tense, atmospheric, melancholic, intense, suspense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, gangsters, nightclub, tragic hero, drug dealing, neo noir, violence, prison, ex convict, drug lord, disco, crimes, crime, starting over, haunted by the past, going straight, mafia, friendship, criminal heroes, drugs/alcohol, release from prison, jewish, dancer, cocaine, district attorney ...
Time: 90s, 70s, 20th century, year 1975
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, stylized and rough films with plots about gangsters, murder, crime, crimes, violence, organized crime and gangster mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Carlito's Way: Scarface (1983), Goodfellas (1990), Casino (1995), The Godfather (1972), The Sopranos (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.3
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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, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, drug lord, mafia, cocaine, mob boss, drug dealing, criminal heroes, rise and fall, gunfight, drug cartel, drug abuse, organized crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: miami, cuba, miami beach, usa, bolivia ...
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100%
 8.7
 1.0M
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, drug traffic, fbi, mentor, criminal heroes, shooting, friendship ...
Time: 50s, 70s, 60s, 20th century, 1950s ...
Place: new york, florida, usa, pittsburgh, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 469K
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, clever, stylized, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, casino, organized crime, crime, rise and fall, criminal heroes, greed, crimes, fbi, gangsters, blind ambition, gambling ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1980, year 1973 ...
Place: las vegas, usa, kansas city, chicago illinois, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 9.2
 1.6M
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: captivating, serious, rough, atmospheric, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, organized crime, pride and honor, criminal heroes, gang war, crimes, lawyer, cosa nostra, mob boss, greed, corruption ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 40s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: italy, new york, europe, sicily, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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 9.2
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The Sopranos (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: The Sopranos is an American television drama created by David Chase. The series revolves around the New Jersey-based Italian-American mobster Tony Soprano and the difficulties he faces as he tries to balance the conflicting requirements of his home ...
Style: dark humor, cynical, serious, captivating, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, mafia, family relations, crime, criminal heroes, killings, family life, crimes, psychiatrist, ambition, introspection ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 1990s ...
Place: new jersey, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 580K
Heat (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 170 min.
Story: Obsessive master thief, Neil McCauley leads a top-notch crew on various daring heists throughout Los Angeles while determined detective, Vincent Hanna pursues him without rest. Each man recognizes and respects the ability and the dedication of the ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, bleak, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, master criminal, neo noir, bank robbery, gunfight, robbery, police detective, crimes, thief, group of criminals, crime, one last job ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.9
 208K
True Romance (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Clarence marries hooker Alabama, steals cocaine from her pimp, and tries to sell it in Hollywood, while the owners of the coke try to reclaim it.
Style: stylized, serious, suspenseful, bleak, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cocaine, mafia, gangsters, drug dealing, romance, lovers on the run, mexican standoff, crime, crimes, gunfight, peril, organized crime ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
King of New York (1990)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A former drug lord returns from prison determined to wipe out all his competition and distribute the profits of his operations to New York's poor and lower classes in this stylish and ultra violent modern twist on Robin Hood.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, atmospheric, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug lord, gangsters, gang, cocaine, violence, crimes, crime, rivalry, mafia, organized crime, neo noir, gunfight ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s, 90s
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 4.8
 14K
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: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, gangsters, betrayal, profanity, godfather, violence, family relations, crime, parents and children, crimes, danger, ambition ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century, year 2002, year 1984 ...
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 14K
Bad Boys (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Mick O'Brien is a young Chicago street thug torn between a life of petty crime and the love of his girlfriend. But when the heist of a local drug dealer goes tragically wrong Mick is sentenced to a brutal juvenile prison where violence is a ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, serious, tense, suspense ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: prison, vengeance, youth, juvenile delinquency, rivalry, neo noir, crimes, crime, gang war, confined, society, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 143K
The Drop (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Bob Saginowski finds himself at the center of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighborhood's past where friends, families, and foes all work together to make a living - no matter the cost.
Style: tense, serious, captivating, twists and turns, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, organized crime, robbery, crimes, criminal's revenge, gangsters, danger, fall in love, bar, crime, hitman, murder mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, boston, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Road to Perdition (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Mike Sullivan works as a hit man for crime boss John Rooney. Sullivan views Rooney as a father figure, however after his son is witness to a killing, Mike Sullivan finds himself on the run in attempt to save the life of his son and at the same time ...
Style: harsh, bleak, tense, emotional, serious ...
Plot: gangsters, vengeance, criminal's revenge, hitman, bank robbery, mafia, manhunt, organized crime, murder, betrayal, criminal heroes, on the road ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 281K
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, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, mentor, neo noir, fbi, organized crime, undercover, crimes, friends, working undercover, investigation, law enforcement ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1978
Place: new york, usa, colombia, miami, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 229 min.
Story: A former Prohibition-era Jewish gangster returns to the Lower East Side of Manhattan over thirty years later, where he once again must confront the ghosts and regrets of his old life.
Style: epic, melancholic, atmospheric, rough, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, rape, corruption, crimes, friendship, criminal heroes, gangster, torture, murder, prohibition, rise and fall ...
Time: 60s, 1930s, 1920s, 30s, 1960s ...
Place: new york, usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 101K
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, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, friendship, mafia, redemption, 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 ⇓
32%
 7.2
 21K
State of Grace (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Terry Noonan returns home to New York's Hells Kitchen after a ten year absence. He soon hooks up with childhood pal Jackie who is involved in the Irish mob run by his brother Frankie. Terry also rekindles an old flame with Jackie's sister ...
Style: rough, tense, suspenseful, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, betrayal, irish, undercover, gangsters, crimes, crime, working undercover, undercover agent, organized crime, reunion, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city, boston ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.5
 355K
The Town (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Doug MacRay is a longtime thief, who, smarter than the rest of his crew, is looking for his chance to exit the game. When a bank job leads to the group kidnapping an attractive branch manager, he takes on the role of monitoring her – but their ...
Style: captivating, tense, serious, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, bank robbery, romancing a criminal, gunfight, group of criminals, robbery, gang, perfect crime, thief, crimes, chases and races, love affair ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Miller's Crossing (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Set in 1929, a political boss and his advisor have a parting of the ways when they both fall for the same woman.
Style: atmospheric, stylized, tense, cynical, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: neo noir, gangsters, corruption, organized crime, mafia, betrayal, violence, love triangle, blackmail, jewish, mayor, gang war ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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: rough, suspenseful, stylized, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, puerto rican, gang, drug dealing, police corruption, crimes, betrayal, best friends, master criminal, vengeance, rivalry, tragic hero ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: new york, usa, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 8.5
 1.2M
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: tense, captivating, surprise ending, twist ending, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, mole, police, crimes, working undercover, neo noir, undercover cop, crime, mind game, undercover, organized crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa, china, taiwan, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.2
 5K
Gloria (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Sharon Stone plays a street-wise, middle-aged moll standing up against the mobs, all of which is complicated by a 6 year old urchin with a will of his own who she reluctantly takes under her wing after his family has been gunned down.
Style: serious, suspenseful, touching, twists and turns, suspense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: asthma, inhaler, murder, crimes, crime, woman in danger, down on your luck, introspection, gangsters, on the run, orphan, prison ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Godfather: Part III (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 162 min.
Story: In the midst of trying to legitimize his business dealings in 1979 New York and Italy, aging mafia don, Michael Corleone seeks forgiveness for his sins while taking a young protege under his wing.
Style: epic, stylized, saga, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, helicopter, organized crime, assassination, family relations, priest, mob boss, christianity, pope, confession, lawyer ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, year 1980, year 1979
Place: italy, new york, usa, europe, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: betrayal, vengeance, crimes, crime, drug dealing, wall street, cons and scams, going straight, criminal heroes, violence, greed, pregnancy ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, miami, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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, dramatic, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, crimes, criminal heroes, ambition, rise to the top, organized crime, corruption, immigrants, melancholy, casino, mob boss ...
Time: 50s, 40s, 1940s, 1920s, 60s ...
Place: cuba, italy, new york, las vegas, sicily ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.9
 17K
Kiss of Death (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Jimmy Kilmartin is an ex-con living in Astoria in the New York City borough of Queens, trying to stay clean and raising a family with his wife Bev. But when his cousin Ronnie causes him to take a fall for driving an illegal transport of stolen cars, ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, gangsters, murder, crimes, crime, political corruption, master criminal, partners against crime, law enforcement, against the odds, vengeance, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A mafia film in Tarantino style with a star-studded cast. Jimmy’s “The Saint” gangster career has finally ended. Yet now he finds him self doing favors for a wise godfather known as “The Man with the Plan.”
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, tense, psychological ...
Plot: crime gone awry, gangsters, hitman, crimes, buddies, one last job, mafia, deadly, fall in love, coffin, crime, disorder ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, colorado, denver colorado, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
We Own the Night (2007)
Genre: Action, 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: rough, captivating, serious, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, car chase, law enforcement, heroin, gangsters, nightclub, crime, crimes, mafia, siblings relations, parents and children, parent child relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1988, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.7
 207K
Gangster Squad (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Los Angeles, 1949. Ruthless, Brooklyn-born mob king Mickey Cohen runs the show in this town, reaping the ill-gotten gains from the drugs, the guns, the prostitutes and — if he has his way — every wire bet placed west of Chicago. And he does it ...
Style: rough, serious, tense, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mob boss, gangsters, organized crime, tough law enforcer, crimes, corruption, police detective, mafia, police brutality, fighting crime, partners against crime, partners ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 50s, year 1949 ...
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 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: rough, tense, suspenseful, bleak, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rise and fall, gang, gangsters, gang war, violence, crimes, crime, extortion, leadership, psychopath, criminal heroes, rivalry ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 1990s, 80s ...
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.5
 318K
Jackie Brown (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Jackie Brown is a flight attendant who gets caught in the middle of smuggling cash into the country for her gunrunner boss. When the cops try to use Jackie to get to her boss, she hatches a plan—with help from a bail bondsman—to keep the money ...
Style: talky, twists and turns, tense, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: stewardess, crime, greed, smuggling, twists & turns, airport, ex convict, racial slur, deception, crimes, heist, deal ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%