Movies like The Departed

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The Departed (2006)
 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 through the police ranks. But both sides soon discover there's a mole among them.
Style: tense, captivating, serious, suspense, suspenseful, twist ending, rough, bleak, clever, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mole, mafia, undercover, working undercover, undercover cop, organized crime, mind game, police, crimes, crime, law enforcement, psychiatrist, heroin, double life, mentor, rivalry, power relations, corruption, police corruption, racial slur, neo noir, deception, shooting, interrogation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa, taiwan, china, harvard university

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Most similar movies to The Departed

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, intense and suspenseful films with plots about violence, crimes, crime, gangsters, corruption, dialogue and organized crime mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Departed: Goodfellas (1990), New World (2013), Scarface (1983), Heat (1995), L.A. Confidential (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 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%
 7.6
 17K
New World (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 134 min.
Story: An undercover cop has his loyalties tested when the boss of the corporate gang he's spent years infiltrating dies.
Style: tense, suspenseful, captivating, brutal, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover cop, criminal gang, gangsters, moral dilemma, betrayal, working undercover, mind game, neo-noir, police chief, rivalry, crimes, group of criminals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south korea, asia, korea, seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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%
 8.2
 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 ⇓
100%
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L.A. Confidential (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Three detectives in the corrupt and brutal L.A. police force of the 1950s use differing methods to uncover a conspiracy behind the shotgun slayings of the patrons at an all-night diner.
Style: tense, captivating, cynical, talky, clever ...
Plot: police detective, murder, dangerous attraction, corpse, district attorney, prostitute, police corruption, fighting the system, domestic violence, millionaire, heroin, organized crime ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, 1930s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 7.7
 353K
Training Day (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 122 min.
Story: On his first day on the job as a narcotics officer, a rookie cop works with a rogue detective who isn't what he appears.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, atmospheric, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, rookie, lone hero, police brutality, african american, mentor, one day, drug dealing, bad cop, corruption, marijuana, racial slur ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Infernal Affairs (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Chan Wing Yan, a young police officer, has been sent undercover as a mole in the local mafia. Lau Kin Ming, a young mafia member, infiltrates the police force. Years later, their older counterparts, Chen Wing Yan and Inspector Lau Kin Ming, ...
Style: tense, stylized, suspenseful, realistic, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, organized crime, betrayal, gunfight, funeral, mole, psychologist, working undercover, mind game, crime, corruption, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 6K
10th & Wolf (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A former street tough returns to his Philadelphia home after a stint in the military. Back on his home turf, he once again finds himself tangling with the mob boss who was instrumental in his going off to be a soldier.
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: undercover, mafia, desert, life is a bitch, special agents, siblings relations, crimes, family relations, crime, gangsters, marines, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, year 1984, 1990s
Place: usa, philadelphia, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Brooklyn's Finest (2009)
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, bleak, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, guilt, police brutality, deception, undercover cop, undercover, betrayal, murder, racial slur, working undercover, violence, corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 ⇓
60%
 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 ⇓
67%
 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 ⇓
38%
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 ⇓
38%
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 ⇓
37%
 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, serious, bleak, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, tragic hero, disco, organized crime, violence, prison, drug dealing, ex convict, drug lord, crime, going straight, starting over ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.6
 28K
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: stylized, rough, exciting, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hip hop, chase, vengeance, betrayal, police brutality, cocaine, police investigation, gang war, infidelity, gang, genocide, friendship ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: harlem, usa, new york, turkey, harlem manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Gangs of New York (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 167 min.
Story: It's 1863. America was born in the streets. Amsterdam Vallon returns to the Five Points of America to seek vengeance against the psychotic gangland kingpin, Bill the Butcher, who murdered his father years earlier. With an eager pickpocket by ...
Style: tense, suspense, stylized, brutal, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, organized crime, vengeance, betrayal, gang war, social decay, gangsters, corruption, army, revenge, criminal heroes, mob boss ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 1840s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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 ⇓
32%
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 6.9
 79K
Cop Land (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Freddy Heflin is the sheriff of a place everyone calls “Cop Land” — a small and seemingly peaceful town populated by the big city police officers he’s long admired. Yet something ugly is taking place behind the town’s peaceful facade. And ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, intense, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, sheriff, small town, arson, police, mafia, corruption, murder, violence, internal affairs, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new jersey, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.9
 152K
Black Mass (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The true story of Whitey Bulger, the brother of a state senator and the most infamous violent criminal in the history of South Boston, who became an FBI informant to take down a Mafia family invading his turf.
Style: realistic, captivating, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, corruption, crime, brutality, violence, fbi, murder, organized crime, illness, arms dealing, gangster, mafia ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 2011, year 1995, year 1985 ...
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, santa monica california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Pride and Glory (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A saga centered on a multi-generational family of New York City Police officers. The family's moral codes are tested when Ray Tierney, investigates a case that reveals an incendiary police corruption scandal involving his own brother-in-law. ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, police corruption, police investigation, murder, moral dilemma, cover up, dishonesty, crime, betrayal, uncover truth, family relations, family values ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, bronx new york city, manhattan new york city, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.6
 319K
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: tense, suspenseful, serious, exciting, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gang, romancing a criminal, ex convict, criminal heroes, group of criminals, girlfriend, gunfight, kidnapper kidnapped relationship, robbery, one last job, threat ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Eastern Promises (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A Russian teenager, living in London, dies during childbirth but leaves clues to a midwife in her journal, that could tie her child to a rape involving a violent Russian mob family.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, bleak, stylized ...
Plot: russian, murder, gangsters, kgb, investigation, organized crime, diary, rape, criminal heroes, mob boss, danger, track down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe, st. petersburg russia, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 6.7
 194K
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, tense, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mob boss, heroin, organized crime, mafia, tough law enforcer, group of criminals, corruption, crime, police chief, fighting crime, crimes, unconventional method ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 50s, year 1949 ...
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.4
 3K
Renegades (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Buster McHenry (Sutherland) is as an undercover agent for the police. His mission involves him in a robbery. Buster gets shot but Hank Storm (Phillips), an Indian, helps Buster. Since Hank wants a spear in the possession of the criminals that Buster ...
Style: rough, serious, suspense, intense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, heist, law enforcement, undercover, vengeance, gangsters, partners against crime, reluctant partners, crime, working undercover, chases and races, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 ⇓
30%
 6.3
 59K
Triple 9 (2016)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A gang of criminals and corrupt cops plan the murder of a police officer in order to pull off their biggest heist yet across town.
Style: tense, exciting, suspenseful, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: heist, murder, police corruption, bank robbery, violence, betrayal, bag of money, crime, law enforcement, dirty cop, corruption, organized crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, tel aviv israel, atlanta georgia, boston, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Boiling Point (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Red is an aging scam-artist who's just been released from prison together with Ronnie, a young and not-so-bright hoodlum who is easily manipulated. Their new business is to organize fake-money sales and then kill the buyer to take his money; ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, murder, investigation, prison, crime, redemption, master criminal, working undercover, vengeance, deadly, track down, loss of partner ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, exciting, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, chinese mafia, racism, gangsters, crime, police corruption, lone wolves, violence spree, tough law enforcer, partners against crime, fighting crime, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, vietnam, usa, asia, southeast asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 ⇓
29%
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