Movies like Carlito's Way

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Carlito's Way (1993)
 7.9
 184K
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: gangsters, tragic hero, disco, organized crime, violence, prison, drug dealing, ex convict, drug lord, crime, starting over, haunted by the past, going straight, mafia, friendship, criminal heroes, drugs/alcohol, release from prison, jewish, neo noir, dancer, nightclub, cocaine, district attorney, stabbing ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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 realistic, stylized, rough and serious films with plots about gangster, violence, crimes, murder, crime, gangsters and corruption mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Carlito's Way: Scarface (1983), Goodfellas (1990), Casino (1995), The Drop (2014), The Godfather (1972). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.3
 654K
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, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug lord, gunfight, drug dealing, drug abuse, cocaine, organized crime, gangsters, criminal heroes, rise and fall, mafia, mob boss, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: miami, cuba, usa, bolivia, colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.7
 890K
Goodfellas (1990)
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: rough, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, organized crime, crimes, friends, rise and fall, fbi, criminal heroes, friendship, shooting, life is a bitch, corruption ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 70s, 60s, year 1978 ...
Place: florida, usa, new york, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 409K
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, stylized, tense, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: casino, mafia, criminal heroes, rise and fall, blind ambition, drug abuse, organized crime, crime, fbi, gambling, greed, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century, year 1973, year 1980 ...
Place: las vegas, usa, costa rica, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 131K
The Drop (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
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, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bar, organized crime, crime, danger, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, fall in love, robbery, hitman, crime boss, gangsters, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 9.2
 1.4M
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: serious, captivating, rough, atmospheric, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, organized crime, pride and honor, gang war, crimes, gangsters, criminal heroes, lawyer, mob boss, greed, power struggle, family business ...
Time: 50s, 40s, 1940s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, new york, usa, sicily ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 253K
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, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, fbi, organized crime, mentor, undercover, crime, friends, gangster, law enforcement, investigation, undercover agent ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1978
Place: new york, usa, colombia, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ 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, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, helicopter, christianity, organized crime, assassination, priest, pope, vatican, lawyer, confession, ambition, gangsters ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s, year 1980, year 1979
Place: italy, new york, europe, usa, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 187K
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, realistic, bleak, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, cocaine, mexican standoff, gunfight, drug dealing, romance, gangsters, crime, peril, gun violence, organized crime, hitman ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.3
 19K
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: tense, rough, suspenseful, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, irish, betrayal, undercover, crime, undercover agent, working undercover, organized crime, dishonesty, crimes, reunion, gangsters ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, boston, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 8.2
 518K
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, suspense, bleak, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master criminal, robbery, crime, heist, thief, group of criminals, one last job, tough law enforcer, police detective, chase, obsession, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, rise to the top, crimes, criminal heroes, organized crime, ambition, pride and honor, corruption, revenge, death, casino ...
Time: 40s, 50s, 20th century, 20s, 60s ...
Place: italy, cuba, new york, europe, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: rough, captivating, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, heroin, party, law enforcement, gangsters, nightclub, crime, mafia, parents and children, siblings relations, parent child relationship, criminal heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, serious, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: puerto rican, tragic hero, gang, rivalry, tough heroes, best friends, drug dealing, police corruption, vengeance, crime, blind ambition, unfulfillment ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.3
 83K
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: bleak, realistic, atmospheric, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: redemption, mafia, friendship, gangsters, party, neo noir, stripper, racial slur, epilepsy, money, crime, crime gone awry ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 8.5
 1.1M
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, serious, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mole, mafia, undercover, working undercover, undercover cop, organized crime, mind game, police, crimes, crime, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa, china, harvard university, taiwan
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: stylized, clever, witty, tense, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, corruption, organized crime, mafia, betrayal, prohibition, violence, loyalty, jealousy, neo noir, love triangle, corpse ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s, 1930s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
London Boulevard (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A parolee battles a gangster for the affections of a reclusive movie star.
Style: rough, suspenseful, melancholic, brutal, dark ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: paparazzi, violence, fall in love, vengeance, criminal's revenge, going straight, dishonor among criminals, criminal heroes, gangsters, starting over, revenge, crime boss ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.2
 13K
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, suspenseful, tense, rough ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: prison, vengeance, grudge, rivalry, neo noir, youth, juvenile delinquency, crime, urban ghetto, street kid, prison life, society ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, chicago illinois, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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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, bleak, realistic, stylized, rough ...
Plot: urban ghetto life, hip hop, friendship, crime, coming of age, police brutality, social decay, graduation, juvenile delinquency, drug dealing, organized crime, gunfight ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.9
 8K
Mobsters (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The story of a group of friends in turn of the century New York, from their early days as street hoods to their rise in the world of organized crime...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friendship, betrayal, murder, gangsters, crime, vengeance, criminal heroes, dishonesty, tough heroes, blind ambition, organized crime, attempted murder ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, las vegas, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Italy
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: rough, atmospheric, captivating, sadistic, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prohibition, gangsters, rape, organized crime, friendship, corruption, murder, torture, childhood friends, criminal heroes, regret, gangster ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 1960s, 1920s, 60s ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
American Gangster (2007)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 157 min.
Story: Following the death of his employer and mentor, Bumpy Johnson, Frank Lucas establishes himself as the number one importer of heroin in the Harlem district of Manhattan. He does so by buying heroin directly from the source in South East Asia and he ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug lord, gangsters, police corruption, heroin, organized crime, smuggling, rise and fall, mob boss, mafia, dishonesty, criminal heroes, society ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s, 1990s ...
Place: new york, harlem, usa, bronx new york city, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
King of New York (1990)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Italy
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: stylized, realistic, captivating, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug lord, gangsters, cocaine, gang, violence, neo noir, gang war, drug dealing, religious statue, crime, dishonesty, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, bronx new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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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: bleak, tense, serious, suspenseful, melancholic ...
Plot: vengeance, gangsters, manhunt, criminal's revenge, hitman, mafia, betrayal, great depression, death, loss of son, crime, crimes ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: illinois, usa, michigan, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.5
 277K
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, tense, serious, rough, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: smuggling, heist, racial slur, stewardess, deception, crime, airport, greed, cons and scams, crimes, deal, gangster ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Untouchables (1987)
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, suspenseful, serious, captivating, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: smuggling, organized crime, mafia, bribery, trial, crime, tough cop, gangsters, police investigation, fighting crime, tough law enforcer, partners against crime ...
Time: 1930s, 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.3
 151K
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: stylized, realistic, suspenseful, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cocaine, drug lord, drug dealing, organized crime, betrayal, greed, violence, murder, hitman, neo noir, attempted murder, one last job ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, 90s, 1960s ...
Place: england, london, europe, netherlands, zurich switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Knockaround Guys (2001)
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: semi serious, realistic, rough, suspense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime, one last job, gang, father son relationship, money, bar fight, corrupt cop, mob boss, brooklyn new york city, sheriff, organized crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: montana, new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.6
 11K
Fresh (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Michael is a 12-year-old drug pusher who lives in a crowded house with his cousins and aunt. His father has become a street bum,but still meets with Fresh on occasion to play chess. Fresh is rather quiet in a crazy world. Fresh's sister is a ...
Style: bleak, realistic, touching, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: chess, revenge, drug dealing, drug lord, crime, juvenile delinquency, childhood trauma, youth, family relations, crimes, life is a bitch, urban ghetto ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The French Connection (1971)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Tough narcotics detective 'Popeye' Doyle is in hot pursuit of a suave French drug dealer who may be the key to a huge heroin-smuggling operation.
Style: atmospheric, tense, realistic, breathtaking, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroin, drug lord, police brutality, car chase, informant, partnership, neo noir, frenchman, french, mafia, smuggling, traffic jam ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, marseille, washington d.c., manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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