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Carlito's Way: Rise to Power (2005)
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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 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: gangsters, puerto rican, 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, police investigation, criminal heroes, rivalry, tragic hero, unfulfillment, tough heroes, prison, drug lord ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: new york, usa, new york state

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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, crime, gangsters, murder, rivalry, violence and betrayal mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Carlito's Way: Rise to Power: Carlito's Way (1993), Wrong Turn at Tahoe (2009), Mobsters (1991), Never Die Alone (2004), Men of Respect (1990). 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, serious, suspenseful, bleak, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, gangsters, nightclub, tragic hero, drug dealing, disco, neo noir, violence, prison, ex convict, drug lord, crime ...
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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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, rough, suspenseful, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, drug dealing, gangsters, criminal's revenge, violence spree, tough heroes, criminal heroes, chases and races, deadly, rivalry, gunfight, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 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: gangsters, friendship, betrayal, murder, crime, crimes, vengeance, criminal heroes, tough heroes, blind ambition, dishonesty, organized crime ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 1910s
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Across the Line: The Exodus of Charlie Wright (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The story centers on Charlie, a Los Angeles billionaire financial whiz who goes into self-imposed exile in Tijuana after his empire is revealed to have been a Ponzi scheme. While looking for the woman he abandoned there 25 years before, Charlie is ...
Style: serious, exciting, captivating, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, gangsters, track down, rivalry, danger, on the run, law enforcement, police corruption, special agents, vengeance, cons and scams, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, latin america, mexico, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, redemption, interracial relations, murder, rise and fall, journalism, criminal heroes, vengeance, deadly, life is a bitch, gangsters, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.5
 754
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: realistic, serious, exciting, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mob boss, hitman, tough heroes, murder, crimes, dishonesty, gangsters, ambition, rivalry, betrayal, fortune teller, violence ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, stylized, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, crimes, gangsters, organized crime, rise to the top, drugs/alcohol, drug dealing, ambition, gang, drugs, violence, money ...
Place: colombia, latin america, miami, usa, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: rough, serious, realistic, surprise ending, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, gangsters, danger, murder, vigilantism, flamethrower, vigilante, exploitation, violence, revenge, good versus evil, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 4.9
 3K
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: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, vengeance, police investigation, hitman, rivalry, betrayal, tough heroes, danger, dishonesty, criminal's revenge, police detective, assassin ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Scenes of the Crime (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
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: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, betrayal, crimes, crime gone awry, danger, criminal heroes, gang, dishonesty, deadly, gangsters, criminal's revenge, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.1
 130K
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: twists and turns, exciting, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, neo noir, robbery, money, betrayal, violence, mafia, crimes, organized crime, criminal heroes, gangsters, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, twists and turns, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: frame up, criminal heroes, haunted by the past, tough heroes, dishonesty, rivalry, betrayal, crimes, crime, organized crime, criminal's revenge, martial arts ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 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, bleak, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, racism, police corruption, urban ghetto, law enforcement, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes, society, crime, downfall, dishonesty, rivalry ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 50s, year 1953, year 1965 ...
Place: harlem, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Walking Tall: Lone Justice (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary, year 2007, 2000s
Place: dallas texas, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.7
 31K
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, captivating, tense, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang war, gangsters, gang, chase, friendship, drug dealing, betrayal, crimes, crime, addiction, rise and fall, urban ghetto ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: harlem, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.0
 479
Sinatra Club (2010)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Brutal and celebrated Mafia gangster John Gotti (Danny Nucci) schemes, shoves and murders his way to the top of that world in this gritty biography told from the perspective of Salvatore Polisi (Jason Gedrick), who owns the Sinatra Club, where ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, gang, ambition, crimes, criminal heroes, rise to the top, dishonesty, gang leader, heist, tough guy, crime boss ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Across 110th Street (1972)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In a daring robbery, some $300,000 is taken from the Italian mob. Several mafiosi are killed, as are two policemen. Lt. Pope and Mattelli are two New York City cops trying to break the case. Three small-time criminals are on the run with the money. ...
Style: bleak, cynical, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, neo noir, crimes, crime, urban ghetto, interracial relations, violence spree, r&b, urban, social decay, obsessive quest, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, harlem, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Bonded by Blood (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In 1995, drug suppliers and career criminals Tony Tucker, Patrick Tate and Craig Rolfe were blasted to death by a shot gun whilst waiting in a Range Rover in Rettendon, Essex. The film charts their rise to become the most prolific dealers and feared ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, gang, rise and fall, partners, drug dealing, gangsters, criminal heroes, vengeance, dishonesty, ambition, betrayal, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 5.8
 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, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, murder, gangsters, betrayal, revenge, investigation, dishonesty, deadly, best friends, crimes, law enforcement, vengeance ...
Time: 80s
Place: miami, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Year of the Dragon (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: In New York, racist Capt. Stanley White becomes obsessed with destroying a Chinese-American drug ring run by Joey Tai, an up-and-coming young gangster as ambitious as he is ruthless. While pursuing an unauthorized investigation, White grows ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chinese mafia, gangsters, police detective, racism, crimes, crime, police corruption, violence spree, lone wolves, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, fighting crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, vietnam, usa, asia, bangkok thailand ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 4.5
 6K
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, rough, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, vigilantism, small town, police corruption, gang, master warrior, fight, one man army, righting the wronged, crime, crimes, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new orleans, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 70s
Place: new york, harlem, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, crimes, crime, vengeance, gang, investigation, drug dealing, criminal heroes, witnessing a crime, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, ireland, europe, usa, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 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, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, violence, murder, blood, bandit, dutch, crime, crimes, rich and poor, interracial relations, deadly, rivalry ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, harlem, illinois, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.3
 357
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: disturbing, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, racism, investigation, police, corruption, dishonesty, special agents, law enforcement, police investigation, rivalry, gang, blind ambition ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 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, intense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, police corruption, gangsters, police investigation, danger, fighting crime, tough law enforcer, machismo, murder, undercover, gang war, male female relationship ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: chicago illinois, los angeles, usa, china, beijing china ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Revenge of the Green Dragons (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 94 min.
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Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious, twist ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chinese mafia, gangsters, gang, tragic love, life is a bitch, police investigation, crimes, crime, law enforcement, siblings relations, murder, immigrants ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 4.3
 1K
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, serious, rough, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: frame up, racism, gangsters, police investigation, crimes, crime, life is a bitch, social decay, murder, false accusation, police corruption, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.9
 73K
Shaft (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: New York police detective John Shaft arrests Walter Wade Jr. for a racially motivated slaying. But the only eyewitness disappears, and Wade jumps bail for Switzerland. Two years later Wade returns to face trial, confident his money and influence ...
Style: stylized, realistic, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, murder, drug lord, violence, police brutality, gunfight, corruption, crimes, crime, police investigation, revenge, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, switzerland, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.1
 44K
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: serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, crimes, tough law enforcer, cocaine, vigilantism, organized crime, drug cartel, fighting crime, tough heroes, crime, danger, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, los angeles, usa, latin america, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%