Movies like Carlito's Way

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Carlito's Way (1993)
 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, rough, serious, captivating, realistic, bleak, intense, interesting, gloomy, melancholic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime, mafia, violence, organized crime, prison, disco, gangster, prison escape, gunfight, chase, betrayal, drugs, neo noir, drugs/alcohol, mob, redemption, stylish, tragic hero, nightclub, violent, crime gone awry, corruption, mentor, dialogue ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city

Most similar movies to Carlito's Way

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, stylized and rough films with plots about violent, brutality, dialogue, storytelling, crime, violence and murder mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Carlito's Way: Scarface (1983), Goodfellas (1990), Heat (1995), State of Grace (1990), Bad Boys (1983). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 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:   95%
    User:   100%
 
 8.7
 859K
Goodfellas
Genre: 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: stylized, realistic, dark humor, suspense, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, organized crime, gangsters, mafia, violence, gangster, mentor, corruption, greed, brutality, heist, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 70s, year 1979 ...
Place: new york, usa, florida, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   66%
    User:   100%
 
 8.2
 503K
Heat
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: realistic, suspense, bleak, atmospheric, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, heist, chase, betrayal, robbery, obsession, gunfight, bank robbery, gangster, violence, police, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   44%
 
 7.3
 19K
State of Grace
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: realistic, stylized, tense, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime, betrayal, irish, mafia, gangster, organized crime, violence, gunfight, brutality, friendship, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, boston, usa, ireland, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   42%
 
 7.2
 12K
Bad Boys
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, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: prison, crime, vengeance, revenge, violence, drugs, neo noir, murder, rape, juvenile delinquency, violent, mentor ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   33%
 
Miller's Crossing
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, clever, stylized, witty, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, betrayal, gangsters, prohibition, organized crime, violence, mafia, irish, gangster, neo noir, criminal's revenge, mob ...
Time: 20s, 1930s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   37%
 
 7.8
 249K
Donnie Brasco
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, emotional, serious, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime, mafia, organized crime, friendship, mentor, fbi, gangster, violence, betrayal, hitman, father son relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1978
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, colombia, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   100%
 
The Godfather: Part III
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: stylized, bleak, serious, epic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime, mafia, organized crime, assassination, corruption, betrayal, violence, guilt, gangster, revenge, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, year 1980, year 1979
Place: italy, new york, europe, usa, sicily ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   100%
 
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City of Industry
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A retired thief swears revenge on the lunatic who murdered his brother and partner, while going on the run with the loot they stole.
Style: suspenseful, serious, bleak, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, crime, betrayal, revenge, gangsters, murder, violence, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, gangster, money, kidnapping ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   30%
    User:   35%
 
 7.5
 271K
Jackie Brown
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: clever, talky, tense, serious, dark humor ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, heist, greed, gunfight, violence, gangster, drugs, cons and scams, drugs/alcohol, crime gone awry, gratuitous violence, gangsters ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   30%
    User:   29%
 
Johnny Handsome
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A career criminal who has been deformed since birth is given a new face by a kindly doctor and paroled from prison. It appears that he has gone straight, but he is really planning his revenge on the man who killed his mentor and sent him to prison.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, crime, betrayal, vengeance, gangsters, heist, murder, revenge, violence, criminal heroes, hitman, mentor ...
Time: 80s
Place: new orleans, usa, texas, new jersey, seaport
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   29%
    User:   27%
 
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:   29%
    User:   23%
 
 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, serious ...
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:   29%
    User:   24%
 
 6.8
 45K
U Turn
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: When Bobby's car breaks down in the desert while on the run from some of the bookies who have already taken two of his fingers, he becomes trapped in the nearby small town where the people are stranger than anyone he's encountered. After ...
Style: disturbing, serious, dark humor, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: small town, betrayal, desert, murder, violence, infidelity, neo noir, assassination, neo-noir, twists & turns, greed, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: arizona, usa, las vegas, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   29%
    User:   28%
 
A Most Violent Year
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: United Arab Emirates, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A thriller set in New York City during the winter of 1981, statistically one of the most violent years in the city's history, and centered on a the lives of an immigrant and his family trying to expand their business and capitalize on ...
Style: realistic, tense, atmospheric, captivating, serious ...
Plot: crime, corruption, oil, violence, immigrants, organized crime, moral dilemma, gangster, violent, mafia, gangsters, mob ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1981
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   29%
    User:   27%
 
 7.3
 49K
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
Place: spain, england, europe, london, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   29%
    User:   25%
 
The Untouchables
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Young Treasury Agent Elliot Ness arrives in Chicago and is determined to take down Al Capone, but it's not going to be easy because Capone has the police in his pocket. Ness meets Jimmy Malone, a veteran patrolman and probably the most ...
Style: stylized, realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, prohibition, organized crime, mafia, gangsters, gunfight, mentor, police investigation, gangster, corruption, violence, police corruption ...
Time: 1930s, 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   28%
    User:   27%
 
 6.5
 5K
Q & A
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A young district attorney seeking to prove a case against a corrupt police detective encounters a former lover and her new protector, a crime boss who refuse to help him.
Style: talky, rough, serious, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, crime, investigation, murder, corruption, dedicated lawyer, district attorney, police investigation, gangster, lawyer, tough law enforcer, urban ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, puerto rico
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   28%
    User:   22%
 
The Godfather: Part II
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: epic, atmospheric, realistic, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, gangsters, mafia, revenge, immigrants, organized crime, corruption, gangster, violence, betrayal, brutality, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 20s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 20th century ...
Place: new york, italy, cuba, sicily, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   28%
    User:   22%
 
 6.7
 191K
Gangster Squad
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: stylized, serious, rough, realistic, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime, organized crime, mafia, corruption, gangster, violence, undercover cop, police corruption, revenge, car chase, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 1930s, year 1949 ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   28%
    User:   23%
 
 6.8
 12K
Gangster No. 1
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, serious, rough, realistic, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, gangsters, violence, betrayal, revenge, casino, gangster, prison, organized crime, rise and fall, gang, mafia ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 1990s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   27%
    User:   28%
 
Knockaround Guys
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Four sons of well-known New York mobsters must retrieve a bag of cash from a small Montana town ruled by a corrupt sheriff.
Style: talky, semi serious, rough, surprise ending, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime, money, mafia, mob, gangster, betrayal, small town, gang, verbal byplay, drugs/alcohol, organized crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: montana, usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   27%
    User:   26%
 
 7.8
 93K
Serpico
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The real-life struggle of an honest New York City cop against a corrupt system.
Style: realistic, tense, serious, rough, intense ...
Plot: police corruption, idealism, police, crime, undercover cop, corruption, police investigation, fighting the system, courage, violence, morality, realism ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1960s
Place: new york, usa, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   27%
    User:   30%
 
 6.0
 7K
Empire
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, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime, betrayal, vengeance, revenge, violence, greed, money, drugs, corruption, hip hop, gangster ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   26%
    User:   23%
 
Brooklyn's Finest
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Enforcing the law within the notoriously rough Brownsville section of the city and especially within the Van Dyke housing projects is the NYPD's sixty-fifth precinct. Three police officers struggle with the sometimes fine line between right and ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, bleak, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, crime, undercover cop, corruption, police, betrayal, violence, guilt, murder, redemption, police brutality, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   26%
    User:   30%
 
 7.2
 20K
Brother
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Japan
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A Japanese Yakuza gangster’s deadly existence in his homeland gets him exiled to Los Angeles, California, where he is taken in by his little brother and his brother’s gang. This is the first English film by Takeshi Kitano.
Style: stylized, serious, rough, bloody, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime, mafia, violence, gangster, culture clash, blood, violent, organized crime, gratuitous violence, brutality, stylish ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, japan, california, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   26%
    User:   22%
 
 7.6
 312K
The Town
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: suspenseful, realistic, tense, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, heist, gunfight, bank robbery, fbi, robbery, hostage, violence, surveillance, revenge, murder, car chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   26%
    User:   29%
 
Road to Perdition
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: tense, realistic, stylized, bleak, emotional ...
Plot: crime, gangsters, betrayal, vengeance, hitman, organized crime, mafia, murder, depression, irish, father son relationship, assassin ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   25%
    User:   28%
 
 7.4
 148K
Layer Cake
Genre: 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: stylized, realistic, surprise ending, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, gangsters, violence, murder, organized crime, betrayal, neo-noir, hitman, greed, gangster, drugs, drug addiction ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 90s, 1960s ...
Place: england, london, europe, netherlands, zurich switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   25%
    User:   26%
 
Menace II Society
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: realistic, bleak, stylized, rough, serious ...
Plot: crime, hip hop, coming of age, friendship, violence, drugs, brutality, gangster, gunfight, revenge, vengeance, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   25%
    User:   28%
 
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