Movies that are like The Departed

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The Departed (2006)
 8.5
 988K
The Departed
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 151 min.
Style: clever, realistic, tense, bleak, serious, suspense, intense, interesting, dramatic, cerebral, twist ending, harsh, bad ending, psychological, talky, stylized, rough, atmospheric, suspenseful, captivating, surprise ending, dark humor, tricky, brutal, bloody
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, gangsters, mafia, undercover cop, police, organized crime, violence, neo noir, mentor, undercover, gangster, rock, drugs/alcohol, corruption, foul language, police corruption, storytelling, twists & turns, violent, visceral, mob, police investigation, gunfight, mind game, plot twist, gratuitous violence, brutality, mole, moral ambiguity, betrayal, justice, dialogue, greed, stylish, murder, vengeance, complex characters, dark hero, rise and fall, philosophy, urban, redemption, gangs, crime gone awry, working undercover, realtor, friends, criminal heroes, ambition, crimes, law enforcement, rivalry, power relations, psychiatrist, teaching the ways of the world, crime epic, psychoanalysis, mob violence, irish american, suicide thoughts, pistol, tough law enforcer, unfulfillment, interrogation, funeral, anger, cocaine, surveillance, snitch, mob boss, heroin, racial slur, double life, deception, shooting, police detective, rookie, recruit, irish, temperamental, training, evidence, cruelty, young man, troubled, suicide, police chief, elimination, rivals, dishonor among criminals, pride and honor, loyalty, killings, peril, policeman uniform, lesbian kiss, alleyway, ice pick, hit over the head with a bottle, bag, triad, opera house, hand bandage, stabbed in the belly, prescription, criminal syndicate, beeper, killed in an elevator, duffel bag, police academy, ethnic conflict, warrant, police surveillance, penitentiary, scottish accent, chinese mafia, drug trade, abandoned building, cd, switchblade, romantic triangle, mobile phone, dock, shot in the face, state trooper, ira, knife in the chest, bloody violence, battering ram, leather jacket, job promotion, breaking down a door, infertility, ethnic hatred, firefighter, doubt, head injury, pills, valium, text message, burial, police badge, pride, wedding ring, grave side ceremony, walking in the rain, waterfront, informant, graffiti, tailing a suspect, bouncer, ethnic slur, baseball cap, murder witness, chinese american, spanking, warehouse, pregnant, kicking, microchip, gloves, magnifying glass, abandoned warehouse, gunshot wound, pool table, broken glass, target practice, disfigurement, watching porn, archival footage, mexican standoff, main character dies, main character shot, pain, racial prejudice, heart attack, molotov cocktail, indian american, golf, protection racket, self inflicted gunshot wound, uzi, blood on shirt, translator, bandaged hand, cd player, obscene finger gesture, domestic violence, danger, surveillance camera, criminal gang, destruction, drug deal, fbi agent, captain, fbi, budweiser, pump action shotgun, broken arm, crime scene, shot in the knee, standoff, bag of money, slap, hands tied behind back, old man, nasa, city, dead woman, dead man, police funeral, police sergeant, police shootout, hitman, father figure, head butt, accidental killing, convenience store, christian, menstruation, vagina, sonogram, begins with narration, apartment building, apartment, shot in the leg, bleeding to death, boat, car set on fire, drawing, multiple murder, watching a movie, espionage, street gang, subway, stabbing, nun, tough guy, drug dealer, exploding car, silencer, cop killer, brawl, tattoo, police officer, death of protagonist, ambush, bridge, screaming, opera, racism, arson, black american, swamp, execution, drug addict, river, lingerie, italian american, orphan, arrest, dildo, killer, fistfight, death of friend, fight, church, wound, car, ambulance, tunnel, cleavage, shot in the forehead, shot in the head, pregnancy, explosion, water, death of mother, cemetery, shotgun, revolver, computer, police station, jail, hospital, torture, knife, beaten to death, blood splatter, gore, beating, van, news report, gas station, held at gunpoint, handcuffs, strangulation, shot to death, passionate kiss, brunette, date, bedroom, blonde, police officer killed, corrupt cop, mercilessness, infidelity, falling from height, photograph, cell phone, bound and gagged, jealousy, robbery, uncle nephew relationship, extramarital affair, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, swimming pool, beach, crime boss, pursuit, coffin, machine gun, police car, high heels, bra, liar, running, flowers, impotence, gun, golf club, man with glasses, mob hit, police raid, witness, female nudity, scantily clad female, panties, black panties, fondling, drugs, shot in the chest, african american, kitchen, underwear, prostitute, cafe, school bus, fire, train, criminal, gay slur, housing project, street shootout, airport, car accident, prison, stabbed in the chest, confession, lawyer, shower, drunkenness, love, voice recording, rain, singing, death, cigarette smoking, microphone, elevator, crying, telephone call, drinking, singer, dying, limousine, cigarette lighter, food, eating, whistling, money, interview, lie, friend, bar, chase, guilt, flashback, friendship, restaurant, rooftop, humiliation, blood, punched in the face, rage, governor, kiss, spy, investigation, honest, ice cream parlor, runaway, psychology
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa, taiwan, harvard university, china
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Goodfellas
Biography, Crime, Drama
USA
146 min.
 8.7
Infernal Affairs
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Hong Kong
101 min.
 8.1
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspense, interesting, tense and serious films with plots including violence, corruption, violent, dialogue, crimes, crime and storytelling themes mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Departed: New World (2013), Training Day (2001), Infernal Affairs (2002), State of Grace (1990), The Town (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 7.6
 16K
New World
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 134 min.
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, intense, stylized, brutal, serious, rough, suspense, dark, cerebral, bloody, ironic, enigmatic, talky, harsh, twist ending, dark humor, atmospheric, breathtaking, bleak, psychological, interesting, captivating, dramatic, clever, sexy
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, gangsters, undercover cop, organized crime, gangster, mob, mafia, violent, twists & turns, violence, stylish, visceral, crime gone awry, brutality, dark hero, betrayal, police, corruption, vengeance, storytelling, guns, hitman, weapons, gunfight, gratuitous violence, sexualized violence, criminal gang, working undercover, runaway, assassination, gory, foul language, dialogue, anti-hero, revenge, plot twist, paranoid, assassin, adaptation, crimes, neo-noir, gang warfare, undercover, criminal heroes, law enforcement, rivalry, right hand man, mole, gang war, disorder
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea, south korea, seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
 7.7
 335K
Training Day
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 122 min.
Style: realistic, tense, intense, twists and turns, serious, rough, suspense, interesting, dramatic, suspenseful, brutal, bad ending, psychological, clever, harsh, twist ending, entertaining, cerebral, atmospheric, bleak, disturbing, cynical, surprise ending, dark
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, crime, mentor, police, undercover cop, corruption, innocence lost, violence, justice, violent, moral ambiguity, gangsters, brutality, foul language, twists & turns, moral dilemma, greed, gangster, drugs, police investigation, plot twist, storytelling, drugs/alcohol, urban, lone hero, runaway, dialogue, mafia, gangs, police brutality, betrayal, chase, organized crime, morality, revenge, investigation, urban ghetto, murder, psychology, redemption, drinking, russian mafia, drug dealer, gang member, manipulation, vengeance, stereotypes, honest, mob, visceral
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   91%
    User:   75%
 
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Infernal Affairs
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 101 min.
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, stylized, intense, twists and turns, serious, rough, suspense, psychological, interesting, dramatic, cerebral, clever, bleak, harsh, enigmatic, talky, emotional, captivating, tragic ending, surprise ending, melancholic, reflective
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, gangsters, betrayal, police investigation, undercover cop, police, organized crime, police corruption, corruption, storytelling, violence, gangster, mentor, twists & turns, plot twist, stylish, surveillance, moral ambiguity, violent, vengeance, dialogue, undercover, gunfight, identity, redemption, philosophy, secrets, guns, justice, gangs, runaway, existentialism, chase, destiny, visceral, mind game, character study, tragedy, mob, gratuitous violence, dark hero, honest, working undercover, undercover agent, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, rivalry, mole, psychologist
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   87%
    User:   100%
 
 7.3
 18K
State of Grace
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Style: realistic, stylized, tense, serious, rough, intense, dark, enigmatic, suspense, interesting, talky, captivating, atmospheric, harsh, brutal, bloody, bleak, psychological, witty, clever, suspenseful, melancholic, dramatic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime, betrayal, irish, mafia, gangster, organized crime, undercover cop, mob, neo noir, gangs, violent, violence, drinking, drugs/alcohol, gunfight, vengeance, brutality, unlikely friendships, crime gone awry, foul language, relationships, reunion, friendship, neo-noir, dialogue, prohibition, murder, revenge, corruption, stylish, runaway, urban, multiple storylines, mentor, chase, hitman, pornography, storytelling, greed, insanity, working undercover, visceral, twists & turns, redemption, moral ambiguity, childhood, guilt, demons, undercover agent
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, boston, ireland, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   82%
    User:   72%
 
 7.6
 305K
The Town
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, tense, intense, serious, suspense, interesting, dramatic, captivating, talky, clever, rough, entertaining, exciting, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, heist, bank robbery, gunfight, hostage, drugs/alcohol, violence, criminal heroes, violent, corruption, small town, organized crime, surveillance, police investigation, gangsters, gangster, police, mentor, fbi, moral ambiguity, chase, dialogue, robbery, redemption, betrayal, character study, revenge, vengeance, twists & turns, mob, relationships, brutality, justice, romance, gangs, anti-hero, murder, storytelling, car chase, crimes, runaway, dark hero, drinking, police corruption, crime gone awry, flower shop, bank manager, florist, money laundering, car set on fire
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   82%
    User:   89%
 
 8.7
 825K
Goodfellas
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Style: stylized, realistic, dark humor, epic, rough, serious, bloody, interesting, dramatic, brutal, intense, talky, suspense, tense, bleak, clever, captivating, suspenseful, harsh, atmospheric, cerebral
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, crime, mafia, gangsters, violence, gangster, brutality, heist, betrayal, mob, hitman, oldies, buddies, violent, drugs/alcohol, stylish, rise and fall, drugs, mentor, visceral, storytelling, gratuitous violence, foul language, crime gone awry, greed, dialogue, anti-hero, rags to riches, corruption, drug dealing, redemption, honest, dark hero, casino, gangs, guns, gunfight, childhood, crime epic, brooklyn new york city, prison, murder, character study, life, moral ambiguity, philosophy, vengeance, blind ambition, gore, drug traffic
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 70s, 1960s, 1950s
Place: new york, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   79%
    User:   100%
 
 8.2
 482K
Heat
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 170 min.
Style: realistic, suspense, atmospheric, bleak, tense, suspenseful, serious, intense, exciting, dramatic, harsh, interesting, talky, clever, rough, stylized, witty, epic, surprise ending, melancholic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, heist, chase, betrayal, robbery, obsession, neo noir, gunfight, bank robbery, master criminal, complex characters, gangster, violent, honor, dialogue, visceral, guns, relationships, gangsters, violence, mentor, stylish, storytelling, organized crime, police, vengeance, corruption, bank, gratuitous violence, brutality, surveillance, weapons, crime gone awry, moral ambiguity, character study, revenge, one last job, thief, justice, loneliness, mob, police investigation, dark hero, cat and mouse, multiple storylines, police corruption, honest, crimes, redemption, life philosophy
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   73%
    User:   100%
 
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 7.9
 176K
Carlito's Way
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Style: stylized, serious, rough, captivating, realistic, intense, interesting, melancholic, suspense, dramatic, bleak, talky, tense, clever, gloomy, atmospheric, harsh, bad ending, suspenseful, surprise ending, tricky, cerebral
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime, disco, violence, mafia, organized crime, prison, gangster, neo noir, mob, drugs/alcohol, redemption, stylish, prison escape, gunfight, chase, violent, crime gone awry, corruption, betrayal, mentor, dialogue, tragic hero, foul language, hitman, lawyer, nightclub, greed, drugs, life & death, storytelling, drug dealing, casino, gangs, guns, anti-hero, dialogue driven, brutality, twists & turns, going straight, runaway, puerto rican, character study, vengeance, unlikely friendships, life philosophy, starting over, dark hero, heist, complex characters
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   72%
    User:   73%
 
Across 110th Street
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Style: bleak, cynical, realistic, suspense, suspenseful, serious, bloody, tense, harsh, brutal, stylized, intense, interesting, dark, sexy, disturbing, talky, clever, rough, surprise ending, atmospheric, twist ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, gangsters, mafia, organized crime, police, police investigation, violence, brutality, mob, violent, gangster, police corruption, neo noir, corruption, investigation, heist, gunfight, murder, pornography, drinking, robbery, undercover cop, crime gone awry, gangs, greed, guns, noir, hitman, honest, visceral, partners against crime, sexualized violence, dark hero, race issues, racism, bank robbery, stylish, mentor, twists & turns, justice, revenge, dialogue, gratuitous violence, runaway, redemption, vengeance, urban ghetto, crimes, serial killer, betrayal
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: harlem, usa, new york, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   72%
    User:   78%
 
 8.3
 608K
Scarface
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 170 min.
Style: realistic, stylized, epic, bloody, serious, rough, intense, brutal, interesting, captivating, dramatic, suspense, talky, atmospheric, harsh, tense, dark humor, psychological, suspenseful, exciting, cult movie cast, entertaining, scary, clever
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime, corruption, gory, organized crime, mafia, drug abuse, gangster, violence, drugs, violent, mob, drugs/alcohol, greed, rags to riches, brutality, gunfight, stylish, mentor, vengeance, betrayal, visceral, gratuitous violence, dialogue, guns, foul language, crime gone awry, drug addiction, blind ambition, cocaine, cult, storytelling, addiction, hitman, drug dealing, gangs, blood, capitalism, revenge, dark hero, immigrants, anti-hero, hip hop, redemption, complex characters, splatter, urban, rise and fall, drinking, honest
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: miami, cuba, usa, colombia, bolivia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   70%
    User:   100%
 
 7.1
 123K
The Drop
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Style: tense, realistic, clever, intense, twists and turns, serious, rough, suspense, dark, suspenseful, interesting, twist ending, dramatic, tricky, psychological, talky, dark humor, atmospheric, cerebral, bleak, stylized, gloomy, enigmatic, captivating, touching, bloody
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, gangsters, organized crime, crime gone awry, robbery, hitman, bar, gangster, violence, mafia, mob, plot twist, neo noir, twists & turns, violent, catholic, greed, neo-noir, police investigation, corruption, character study, mentor, stylish, brutality, moral ambiguity, dialogue driven, redemption, storytelling, church, lone wolves, urban, dialogue, gambling, gratuitous violence, betrayal, secrets, heist, loneliness, anti-hero, investigation, murder, death, pets, revenge, winter, blackmail, bartender, crime boss, brooklyn new york city, murder mystery
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, boston, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   70%
    User:   84%
 
Brooklyn's Finest
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Style: tense, realistic, bleak, serious, intense, rough, interesting, brutal, suspenseful, dark, stylized, suspense, harsh, melancholic, bad ending, depressing, clever, entertaining, bloody
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, crime, undercover cop, corruption, police, violence, betrayal, guilt, murder, gangsters, drugs/alcohol, multiple storylines, working undercover, violent, moral ambiguity, redemption, gangster, drugs, justice, mentor, brutality, storytelling, police detective, brooklyn new york city, urban, prostitution, police investigation, organized crime, vigilantism, hitman, police brutality, greed, life philosophy, vengeance, family, crimes, gratuitous violence, twists & turns, deception, dialogue, urban ghetto, vigilante, bag of money, revenge, wife husband relationship, neo-noir, dirty cop, runaway, splatter, law enforcement
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, new jersey, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   68%
    User:   61%
 
Monument Ave.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Style: suspenseful, serious, bleak, realistic, intense, gloomy, rough, suspense, tense, talky, stylized, melancholic, dark, interesting, dramatic, touching, atmospheric, harsh, entertaining, enigmatic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, gangsters, betrayal, murder, irish, criminal's revenge, life philosophy, violence, dialogue, gang, mafia, drugs, stereotypes, corruption, drinking, storytelling, working class, multiple storylines, mob, crime gone awry, vengeance, character study, guilt, gangs, juvenile delinquency, redemption, violent, runaway, dysfunctional family, urban ghetto, witnessing a crime, catastrophe, mentor, happy ending, police investigation, pornography, gangster, foul language, brutality, moral ambiguity, family, addiction, drug dealing, brothers, loneliness, life & death, revenge, depression, gunfight, organized crime
Time: 90s
Place: boston, ireland, europe, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   66%
    User:   65%
 
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Miller's Crossing
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Style: atmospheric, clever, stylized, witty, tense, cynical, dark humor, serious, talky, dark, interesting, cerebral, bleak, realistic, enigmatic, suspense, bloody, rough, suspenseful, melancholic, intense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, gangsters, betrayal, prohibition, violence, organized crime, mafia, neo noir, gangster, mob, criminal's revenge, neo-noir, stylish, crime gone awry, violent, twists & turns, dialogue, noir, anti-hero, irish, gunfight, hitman, storytelling, dialogue driven, brutality, loneliness, gangs, plot twist, relationships, complex characters, guns, visceral, gay, love, greed, unlikely friendships, existentialism, friendship, dark hero, foul language, gratuitous violence, character study, corruption, street gang, gun, criminal heroes, crimes, dishonesty, loyalty, assassination
Time: 20s, 1930s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   68%
 
 8.3
 756K
Reservoir Dogs
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Style: clever, stylized, talky, realistic, tense, witty, dark humor, bloody, serious, brutal, rough, non-linear, interesting, suspense, intense, ironic, disturbing, cerebral, captivating, surprise ending, cult movie cast, no music
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, crime, crime gone awry, cult, gory, undercover cop, robbery, violence, organized crime, gore, gangster, heist gone wrong, storytelling, violent, gangsters, stylish, gratuitous violence, drugs/alcohol, mob, dialogue driven, dialogue, visceral, brutality, guns, torture, foul language, blood, hitman, psychopath, twists & turns, gang, vengeance, splatter, multiple storylines, neo-noir, serial killer, violence spree, rock, dark hero, greed, honest, corruption, plan gone wrong, betrayal, criminal heroes, warehouse, all male cast, crimes, mystery, jewelry
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   58%
 
 7.4
 92K
Running Scared
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Style: bleak, twists and turns, serious, stylized, bloody, intense, rough, realistic, twist ending, brutal, suspense, suspenseful, bad ending, tense, clever, absurd, entertaining, harsh, disturbing, surprise ending, interesting, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime, gory, crime gone awry, mafia, violence, gunfight, undercover cop, urban, drugs/alcohol, violent, gratuitous violence, twists & turns, stylish, pornography, mob, brutality, gangster, foul language, runaway, guns, weapons, vengeance, chase, strong sexual content, police investigation, organized crime, corruption, plot twist, race against time, police corruption, hitman, mentor, murder, dialogue, visceral, vigilante, anti-hero, revenge, storytelling, track down, sexualized violence, child uses gun, pedophile, ice hockey, pistol whip, head blown off, racism, throat slitting, kidnapping
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   59%
 
 7.6
 317K
Collateral
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, clever, stylized, suspense, twists and turns, serious, rough, intense, dark, interesting, dramatic, psychological, twist ending, atmospheric, bad ending, absurd, talky, dark humor, enigmatic, harsh, tricky, melancholic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, crime, assassin, violence, anti heroes, taxi, murder, taxi driver, stylish, assassins, assassination, surveillance, violent, hostage, storytelling, guns, gunfight, chase, hostages, dialogue, twists & turns, mentor, vengeance, corruption, plot twist, neo-noir, loneliness, organized crime, redemption, moral ambiguity, character study, dark hero, undercover cop, secrets, serial killer, anti-hero, psychology, greed, runaway, revenge, complex characters, police investigation, brutality, conspiracy, fbi, police, crime gone awry, gun violence, criminal, confined
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   66%
 
 7.7
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End of Watch
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Style: realistic, talky, tense, sincere, intense, serious, emotional, interesting, suspense, harsh, rough, suspenseful, clever, bad ending, dramatic, brutal, captivating, stylized, entertaining, disturbing
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, friendship, police, realism, verbal byplay, partners against crime, drugs/alcohol, police corruption, violence, undercover cop, corruption, gunfight, surveillance, violent, gangs, police investigation, fighting crime, foul language, urban, death, gangsters, chase, dialogue, vengeance, honest, justice, brutality, drugs, organized crime, storytelling, urban ghetto, tragedy, pornography, mentor, stereotypes, relationships, life philosophy, guns, visceral, survival, revenge, twists & turns, weapons, assassination, gangster, unlikely friendships, u.s. marine, police sergeant, courage, sacrifice
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2011
Place: los angeles, california, south central los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   63%
 
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 7.2
 36K
Narc
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Style: bleak, realistic, tense, cynical, clever, suspenseful, dark, intense, twists and turns, serious, harsh, brutal, interesting, suspense, twist ending, enigmatic, stylized, rough, cerebral, dramatic, dark humor, psychological, tricky, atmospheric, bloody, talky, exciting, disturbing, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, police corruption, investigation, police investigation, murder, undercover cop, drug dealing, police, hip hop, brutality, violence, violent, moral ambiguity, corruption, drugs/alcohol, visceral, storytelling, chase, vengeance, twists & turns, drug addiction, drugs, justice, redemption, dialogue, guilt, foul language, stylish, greed, crime gone awry, obsession, secrets, gratuitous violence, revenge, vigilante, death, mentor, betrayal, plot twist, dark hero, serial killer, assassination, runaway, hitman, sexualized violence, insanity, noir, working undercover, internal affairs, crimes
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   53%
 
American Gangster
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 157 min.
Style: realistic, tense, serious, rough, intense, interesting, dramatic, suspense, suspenseful, stylized, talky, captivating, entertaining, cerebral, clever, harsh
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, gangsters, police corruption, rise and fall, organized crime, mafia, criminal heroes, gangster, corruption, ambition, mentor, undercover cop, drugs/alcohol, drugs, dishonesty, mob, violence, law enforcement, violent, justice, police, drug abuse, storytelling, greed, police investigation, brutality, society, drug dealing, heroin, crime gone awry, conspiracy, business, betrayal, honest, addiction, anti-hero, stylish, gangs, redemption, dialogue, drug addiction, life philosophy, police detective, urban, twists & turns, foul language, runaway, revenge, vengeance, investigation
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s, year 1968, year 1970, 1990s
Place: new york, harlem, new jersey, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, bangkok thailand, bronx new york city, madison square garden manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city, vietnam, thailand, north carolina, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   100%
 
The Untouchables
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Style: stylized, realistic, suspenseful, tense, serious, rough, dramatic, suspense, intense, interesting, epic, clever, entertaining, earnest, captivating, exciting, factual, brutal, bloody
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, prohibition, organized crime, mafia, gangsters, gangster, corruption, violence, partners against crime, gunfight, mentor, police corruption, mob, police investigation, police, violent, stylish, chase, runaway, foul language, justice, dialogue, moral ambiguity, storytelling, fighting crime, brutality, urban, revenge, white suit, tax evasion, tough cop, period piece, guns, dark hero, murder, idealism, vengeance, crime gone awry, anti-hero, gangs, redemption, rooftop chase, baseball bat, crimes, law enforcement, rivalry, society, criminal's revenge, special agents, tough law enforcer
Time: 1930s, 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   52%
 
 7.8
 244K
Donnie Brasco
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Style: realistic, tense, emotional, serious, interesting, dramatic, intense, gloomy, talky, stylized, suspense, rough, clever, bloody, brutal, cerebral, entertaining, atmospheric, suspenseful, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, crime, friendship, organized crime, mentor, gangster, undercover cop, mob, violence, betrayal, fbi, violent, crime gone awry, undercover, character study, corruption, hitman, father son relationship, special agents, unlikely friendships, relationships, urban, brutality, moral ambiguity, casino, gunfight, dark hero, storytelling, dialogue, moral dilemma, stylish, greed, honest, anti-hero, life, visceral, adaptation, runaway, redemption, life philosophy, gangs, drinking, police corruption, marriage counselor, shaving cream, stealing money, foul language, teaching the ways of the world, guns
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1978
Place: new york, new jersey, usa, colombia, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   67%
 
The French Connection
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, tense, atmospheric, bleak, clever, exciting, serious, rough, suspense, enigmatic, intense, interesting, cynical, talky, harsh, captivating, cerebral, breathtaking, entertaining
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, crime, organized crime, chase, surveillance, car chase, undercover cop, gangsters, police, drugs/alcohol, drugs, moral ambiguity, visceral, gunfight, corruption, runaway, classic car, investigation, violent, twists & turns, dialogue, obsession, mob, assassination, partners against crime, urban, violence, justice, tough law enforcer, gangster, complex characters, character study, drug dealing, conspiracy, culture clash, police corruption, stylish, pornography, greed, police brutality, drug dealer, mentor, crime gone awry, anti-hero, attempted murder, undercover agent, crimes, law enforcement, partners, heroin
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, san francisco, california, marseille, manhattan new york city, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   59%
 
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 7.3
 49K
Animal Kingdom
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 113 min.
Style: bleak, atmospheric, realistic, tense, stylized, serious, intense, dark, suspense, disturbing, talky, harsh, interesting, psychological, brutal, rough, dark humor, clever, dramatic, cerebral, depressing, enigmatic, captivating, suspenseful, surprise ending, emotional
Plot: crime, gangsters, violence, realism, corruption, violent, tragedy, drugs/alcohol, criminal heroes, police corruption, brutality, dysfunctional family, australian, police investigation, gangster, police, vengeance, family, family drama, twists & turns, revenge, crimes, stylish, crime gone awry, bank robbery, organized crime, drugs, murder, character study, death, investigation, vigilantism, brothers, visceral, greed, betrayal, gratuitous violence, justice, robbery, runaway, vigilante, dialogue, relationships, paranoia, storytelling, pornography, mob, culture clash, complex characters, heist
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   52%
 
 6.8
 100K
Street Kings
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Style: twists and turns, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, intense, tense, brutal, harsh, bleak, suspense, entertaining, twist ending, stylized, dramatic, bloody, interesting, surprise ending, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, crime, undercover cop, corruption, police, murder, violence, vigilantism, police investigation, neo noir, vigilante, violent, twists & turns, vengeance, brutality, gangsters, justice, mentor, fight scenes, gratuitous violence, hitman, urban, betrayal, race issues, dialogue, conspiracy, moral ambiguity, revenge, political corruption, gunfight, dirty cop, ghetto, captain, police funeral, widower, redemption, secrets, kidnapping, investigation, sexualized violence, neo-noir, storytelling, runaway, crimes, chase, car chase, life philosophy, weapons, gangs, stylish
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   54%
 
Pride and Glory
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 130 min.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, intense, bleak, realistic, gloomy, harsh, rough, suspense, dramatic, brutal, interesting, ironic, bad ending, exciting, emotional
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, police corruption, police, police investigation, corruption, uncover truth, family drama, justice, murder, violence, investigation, betrayal, moral dilemma, twists & turns, violent, brutality, gangsters, revenge, family bonds, dysfunctional family, cancer, guilt, brothers, dialogue, family, moral ambiguity, storytelling, secrets, mob, gratuitous violence, multiple storylines, drugs, greed, chase, mentor, torture, vengeance, catastrophe, undercover cop, death, redemption, life philosophy, serial killer, nudity (full frontal - brief), terminal illness, irish, life & death, hostage, dishonesty, organized crime
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, boston, bronx new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   56%
 
 7.5
 264K
Jackie Brown
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 154 min.
Style: clever, talky, tense, serious, dark humor, stylized, interesting, bloody, rough, realistic, melancholic, suspense, entertaining, sexy, non-linear, witty, twists and turns, suspenseful, cult movie cast
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, heist, violence, cons and scams, crime gone awry, gratuitous violence, gangsters, dialogue, stylish, drugs/alcohol, violent, gangster, dialogue driven, greed, drugs, brutality, visceral, character study, twists & turns, hitman, plot twist, urban, rock, splatter, storytelling, organized crime, gunfight, redemption, complex characters, mob, guns, adaptation, criminal heroes, multiple storylines, neo-noir, dark hero, anti-hero, eccentricity, life philosophy, airport, corruption, vengeance, relationships, moral ambiguity, arms deal, police, crimes, dishonesty, multiple perspectives, bail bondsman
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   41%
 
 6.5
 107K
Contraband
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 109 min.
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, exciting, realistic, suspense, intense, entertaining, twist ending, stylized, sexy, tense, clever, bad ending, surprise ending, interesting, harsh, talky, scenic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, betrayal, heist, drugs/alcohol, chases and races, chase, crimes, revenge, twists & turns, corruption, gangsters, car chase, family drama, vengeance, fight scenes, violence, rivalry, assassination, hitman, head wound, security guard, criminal, murder, kidnapping, catastrophe, lone hero, criminal heroes, mentor, dialogue, family, police investigation, runaway, family in danger, violent, mob, stylish, storytelling, natural disaster, fantasy world, brutality, tough heroes, mafia, secrets, conspiracy, drugs, life is a bitch, neo-noir, nudity (full frontal - brief), police corruption, plot twist
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new orleans, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   50%
 

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A History of Violence
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Style: realistic, tense, suspenseful, stylized, disturbing, bleak, twists and turns, serious, intense, bloody, brutal, suspense, psychological, rough, interesting, dark, harsh, absurd, enigmatic, dark humor, sexual, sexy, bad ending, captivating, atmospheric, clever, post modern, ambiguous ending, surprise ending, melancholic, dramatic
Plot: small town, violence, crime, gangster, criminal's revenge, gratuitous violence, violent, mafia, brutality, organized crime, visceral, sexualized violence, drugs/alcohol, pornography, vengeance, redemption, vigilantism, gangsters, mob, twists & turns, vigilante, robbery, storytelling, strong sexual content, revenge, police investigation, stylish, gory, gore, murder, dialogue, splatter, sex, haunted by the past, dark hero, complex characters, corruption, hitman, blood, betrayal, family, secrets, psychology, plot twist, weapons, relationships, dysfunctional family, chase, assassination, serial killer
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   56%
 
 7.7
 219K
Gone Baby Gone
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Style: realistic, tense, bleak, suspenseful, atmospheric, twists and turns, serious, intense, suspense, interesting, twist ending, gloomy, dramatic, stylized, dark, clever, talky, tricky, cerebral, psychological, captivating, harsh, enigmatic, surprise ending, rough, disturbing, post modern
Plot: kidnapping, investigation, private detective, conspiracy, crime, murder, police, corruption, neo noir, violence, mystery, moral ambiguity, child abuse, police corruption, police investigation, morality, twists & turns, storytelling, foul language, plot twist, guilt, pornography, tragedy, drugs, mentor, justice, runaway, violent, secrets, drug abuse, innocence lost, missing child, assassination, dialogue, vigilantism, pedophile, robbery, manipulation, childhood, greed, urban, adaptation, murder mystery, chase, missing person, blackmail, neo-noir, alcoholic, gang, crimes
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   57%
 
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