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Carlito's Way: Rise to Power (2005)
 4.9
 4K
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 New York underworld, he enters a deadly circle of greed and retribution. Assisted by his two brothers-in-crime, Carlito is on the fast track to becoming Spanish Harlem's ultimate kingpin. He quickly learns, however, that the only way to survive at the top is through loyalty to his friends and respect for the rules of the street. (FILMAFFINITY)
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, stylized, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: puerto rican, gangsters, crimes, vengeance, best friends, gang, drug dealing, betrayal, crime, interracial relations, ambition, police corruption, blind ambition, dishonesty, master criminal, law enforcement, rise to the top, criminal heroes, police investigation, rivalry, unfulfillment, tragic hero, tough heroes, prison, drug lord ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa

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Most similar movies to Carlito's Way: Rise to Power

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out rough, realistic, serious and suspenseful films with plots about crimes, murder, crime, rivalry, gangsters, violence and betrayal mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Carlito's Way: Rise to Power: Carlito's Way (1993), Wrong Turn at Tahoe (2009), Mobsters (1991), Men of Respect (1990), Payback (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, suspenseful, bleak, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, tragic hero, disco, organized crime, violence, prison, drug dealing, ex convict, drug lord, crime, nightclub, starting over ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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95%
Wrong Turn at Tahoe (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A debt collector for the mob (Academy Award(R)-winner Cuba Gooding, Jr.) finds his fate taking a series of treacherous turns after his powerful boss and mentor (Miguel Ferrer) is caught in a dangerous double cross with the most dangerous drug dealer ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, gangsters, criminal's revenge, drug dealing, tough heroes, deadly, rivalry, violence spree, criminal heroes, chases and races, gunfight, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 6.0
 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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friendship, betrayal, murder, gangsters, crime, vengeance, criminal heroes, tough heroes, dishonesty, blind ambition, organized crime, attempted murder ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 1910s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, las vegas, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 5.5
 719
Men of Respect (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, 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, realistic, exciting, suspense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, crimes, gangsters, tough heroes, rivalry, dishonesty, murder, ambition, betrayal, violence, fortune teller, mob boss ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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 7.1
 126K
Payback (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: With friends like these, who needs enemies? That's the question bad guy Porter is left asking after his wife and partner steal his heist money and leave him for dead -- or so they think. Five months and an endless reservoir of bitterness later, ...
Style: rough, exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, money, betrayal, mafia, robbery, organized crime, crimes, criminal heroes, gangsters, dishonesty, neo noir, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
The Don Is Dead (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After his mistress is murdered a Mafia leader goes after the killer with a bloody vengeance. Soon after the hunt begins, a gang war ensues.
Style: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, betrayal, hitman, mafia, crimes, siblings relations, contests and competitions, crime, gangsters, criminal's revenge, heroes, rivalry ...
Time: 70s
Place: florida, usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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: crime, criminal heroes, organized crime, gangsters, rise to the top, gang, ambition, drugs/alcohol, drug dealing, violence, money, drugs ...
Place: colombia, latin america, miami, mexico, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Exterminator 2 (1984)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The flamethrower-wielding vigilante John Eastland returns to rid New York of a drug lord and his gang.
Style: realistic, rough, serious, psychotronic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, danger, vigilantism, murder, revenge, exploitation, violence, flamethrower, vigilante, death wish, partners, urban ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Blood of Redemption (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Quinn Forte had it all: power, money, a brother who idolized him, and a woman who loved him. He also had enemies. In the course of one night, he loses everything. Betrayed by someone in his inner circle, Quinn is set up and arrested. His father, the ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns
Audience: boys' night
Plot: frame up, criminal heroes, haunted by the past, dishonesty, tough heroes, betrayal, rivalry, crime, organized crime, criminal's revenge, tracking device, martial arts ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.5
 3K
Black Caesar (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Tommy Gibbs is a tough kid, raised in the ghetto, who aspires to be a kingpin criminal. As a young boy, his leg is broken by a bad cop on the take, during a payoff gone bad. Nursing his vengeance, he rises to power in Harlem, New York. Angry at the ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, realistic, bleak, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, racism, crime, criminal heroes, rivalry, downfall, dishonesty, deadly, law enforcement, society, vengeance, gangsters ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1950s
Place: usa, harlem, new york, harlem manhattan new york city, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.3
 10K
Hoodlum (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In 1934, the second most lucrative business in New York City was running "the numbers". When, Madam Queen, the powerful woman who runs the scam in Harlem, is arrested. Ellsworth "Bumpy" Johnson takes over the business and must ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, violence, murder, dutch, blood, crime, deadly, dishonesty, gambling, psychopath, rich and poor, interracial relations ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: new york, harlem, illinois, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.4
 344
Gang in Blue (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A black police officer discovers a cell of white supremacist vigilantes within his department.
Style: realistic, rough, serious, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, racism, investigation, police, corruption, police detective, special agents, interracial relations, blind ambition, crime, city life, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 4.5
 5K
Dragon Eyes (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In St. Jude, drug dealers and corrupt cops have destroyed an urban neighborhood. But newcomer, Hong, has the fighting skills and moral vision to save this town from itself.
Style: serious, tense, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, vigilantism, small town, police corruption, gang, fight, one man army, righting the wronged, crime, master warrior, tough heroes, tough guy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.3
 8K
Rapid Fire (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: College student Jake Lo is pursued by smugglers, mobsters and crooked federal agents after he witnesses a murder by a Mafia kingpin.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, police corruption, murder, undercover, drug lord, undercover cop, gangsters, vengeance, betrayal, police investigation, crime, witnessing a crime ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, china, chicago illinois, beijing china, bangkok thailand ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.7
 29K
New Jack City (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A gangster, Nino, is in the Cash Money Brothers, making a million dollars every week selling crack. A cop, Scotty, discovers that the only way to infiltrate the gang is to become a dealer himself.
Style: serious, tense, captivating, intense, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang war, hip hop, chase, gang, drug dealing, friendship, betrayal, gangsters, crime, addiction, urban ghetto, rise and fall ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: harlem, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, turkey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Scenes of the Crime (2001)
Genre: Thriller, Drama, Action
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A young man about to get married earns extra cash by driving a local mobster, but things go awry when the mobster is shot dead by a rival crime boss.
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, betrayal, crime gone awry, crimes, criminal heroes, gangsters, criminal's revenge, gang, rivalry, deadly, dishonesty, danger ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Never Die Alone (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A drug kingpin's return home touches off a turf war.
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: redemption, murder, manhunt, vengeance, rise and fall, society, drug dealing, ghetto, dishonesty, deadly, addiction, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Hell Up in Harlem (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Tougher than Shaft and smoother than Superfly, this high-voltage sequel to Black Caesar explodes with enough action to incinerate New York City. Packed with machine-gun mayhem and riveting adventure, Hell Up in Harlem is nothing less than a ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, exciting, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, violence spree, crime, crimes, criminal's revenge, gangsters, city life, society, injustice, urban, drug dealing, vengeance ...
Time: 70s
Place: harlem, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 5.7
 2K
Stick (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Ernest (Stick) Stickley just out of prison agrees to help a friend deliver a package. It's a setup and his friend is killed. Stick is going to find out why!
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, betrayal, murder, revenge, prison, investigation, police detective, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, rivalry, gangsters ...
Time: 80s
Place: florida, miami, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Shaft's Big Score! (1972)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: John Shaft is back as the lady-loved black detective cop on the search for the murderer of a client.
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, melancholic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, chase, murder, helicopter, cemetery, gangsters, vengeance, crime, police investigation, tough heroes, law enforcement, fighting crime ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, harlem, africa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: suspenseful, serious, tense, dark, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, betrayal, gangsters, crime, vengeance, investigation, best friends, criminal heroes, witnessing a crime, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, gang ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, ireland, europe, usa, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.2
 963
Hot Boyz (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Injustice begets a criminal. Kool is an artist without prospects, a black belt in karate, and in love with LaShawna, poised and college bound. One night she witnesses a stabbing and discovers the victim is a cop as he dies in her arms. She's ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: frame up, racism, social decay, police corruption, false accusation, police investigation, murder, crime, life is a bitch, dishonesty, law enforcement, legal ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.1
 43K
A Man Apart (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: When Vetter's wife is killed in a botched hit organized by Diablo, he seeks revenge against those responsible. But in the process, Vetter and Hicks have to fight their way up the chain to get to Diablo but it's easier said than done when ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, crimes, tough law enforcer, cocaine, vigilantism, organized crime, fighting crime, danger, tough heroes, crime, tragic hero, drug cartel ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, usa, latin america, los angeles, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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The Organization (1971)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After a group of young revolutionaries break into a company's corporate headquarters and steal $5,000,000 worth of heroin to keep it off the street, they call on San Francisco Police Lieutenant Virgil Tibbs for assistance.
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, murder, vengeance, police corruption, partners, against the odds, fighting crime, law enforcement, fighting the system, deadly, dishonesty, master criminal ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 4.3
 845
Betrayal (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When one of her hits goes wrong, a professional assassin ends up with a suitcase full of a million dollars belonging to a mob boss ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the run, dishonesty, deadly, criminal's revenge, crime, chase, police investigation, single parent, danger, tough heroes, hitman, femme fatale ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 4.9
 2K
Stiletto (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The seemingly random killings of an assassin puzzle her former lover, a wealthy Greek crime boss whose organization is jeopardized by his love for her, and the detective following her rising body count
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, assassin, danger, tough heroes, crimes, criminal's revenge, crime, gangsters, police detective, police investigation, hitman, stalking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Walking Tall: Lone Justice (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In Dallas, witnesses against a drug-lord are murdered in a safe-house.The testimony of FBI agents becomes the only chance to keep him in prison. They are lodged in another safe-house, but the place is invaded and the agents are executed. However, ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, small town, gang, rivalry, heroic mission, crimes, partners against crime, heroes, criminal's revenge, gangsters, special agents, retiring ...
Time: contemporary
Place: dallas texas, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.2
 31K
Get Carter (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Remake of the British classic. Jack Carter, a mob enforcer living in Las Vegas, travels back to his hometown of Seattle for his brother's funeral. During this visit, Carter realizes that the death of his brother was not accidental, but a ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, murder, ritual, gangsters, vengeance, criminal heroes, lone wolves, crime, tough heroes, rivalry, deadly, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, seattle, seattle washington, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 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: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, murder, police, drug dealer, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, gang, ambition, deadly, rise and fall, rivalry, vengeance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.7
 56K
Sabotage (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In "Sabotage", Arnold Schwarzenegger leads an elite DEA task force that takes on the world's deadliest drug cartels. When the team successfully executes a high-stakes raid on a cartel safe house, they think their work is done - until, ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, police investigation, drug cartel, crime scene, vengeance, brutality, gory, crimes, dishonesty, tough law enforcer, danger, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, georgia, usa, atlanta georgia, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%