Movies like The Departed

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The Departed (2006)
 8.5
 1.3M
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: twist ending, suspense, surprise ending, clever, tense, captivating, neo noir, serious, cerebral, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, police, crimes, mole, organized crime, undercover cop, working undercover, corruption, twists and turns, violence, gunfight, police investigation, gang, mind game, corrupt cop, spy, police corruption, rivalry, pride and honor, power relations, plot twist, police officer, undercover, espionage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, china, taiwan, harvard university

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Most similar movies to The Departed

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspense, interesting, tense and realistic films with plots about dialogue, crimes, violent, violence, gangsters, corruption and murder mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Departed: Infernal Affairs (2002), Training Day (2001), Goodfellas (1990), Donnie Brasco (1997), Black Mass (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Infernal Affairs (2002)
Genre: Action, 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: psychological, suspense, suspenseful, tense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mole, crimes, police, betrayal, undercover cop, gangsters, organized crime, double life, mind game, spy, mafia, twists and turns ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: hong kong, china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 437K
Training Day (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
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: neo noir, realistic, tense, harsh, cerebral ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, corrupt cop, gang, police, gang member, gunfight, drug dealer, rookie, drugs, mentor, mafia, african american ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 8.7
 1.2M
Goodfellas (1990)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 145 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, suspense, realistic, epic, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, organized crime, crimes, rise and fall, criminal heroes, mentor, friends, drugs, cosa nostra, robbery, infidelity ...
Time: 50s, 70s, year 1978, year 1963, year 1955 ...
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, florida, usa, bronx new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 7.7
 310K
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, neo noir, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, fbi, mentor, organized crime, crimes, undercover, working undercover, law enforcement, friends, loyalty, investigation ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1978
Place: new york, new jersey, florida, usa, miami ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
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 6.9
 182K
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: suspense, factual, intense, brutal, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, organized crime, corruption, fbi, murder, crimes, illness, brutality, true crime, arms dealing, violence ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century, year 1981, year 1995 ...
Place: boston, new jersey, usa, massachusetts, santa monica california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 9.2
 1.8M
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, atmospheric, epic, dramatic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, organized crime, gangsters, revenge, greed, crime family, betrayal, crimes, pride and honor, murder, gang war, corruption ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 20th century, post world war two
Place: italy, new york, bronx new york city, sicily, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
Gangs of New York (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, USA
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, stylized, epic, rough, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, organized crime, gangsters, revenge, vengeance, street gang, betrayal, crime boss, violent, courage, gang war, fistfight ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 50s, edwardian era, 1840s ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
American Gangster (2007)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
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, realistic, serious, harsh, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, organized crime, heroin, mob boss, drug lord, police, drugs, crime boss, drug traffic, gang, criminal syndicate ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, year 1968, year 1970 ...
Place: new york, new jersey, bronx new york city, usa, harlem ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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No Country for Old Men (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Llewelyn Moss stumbles upon dead bodies, $2 million and a hoard of heroin in a Texas desert, but methodical killer Anton Chigurh comes looking for it, with local sheriff Ed Tom Bell hot on his trail. The roles of prey and predator blur as the ...
Style: neo noir, suspense, atmospheric, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: hitman, crimes, psychopath, desert, serial killer, human nature, brutality, greed, peril, sheriff, assassin, death ...
Time: 20th century, year 1980, 80s
Place: texas, el paso texas, mexico, austin texas, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 8.2
 519K
Casino (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 178 min.
Story: The life of the gambling paradise – Las Vegas – and its dark mafia underbelly.
Style: realistic, clever, rough, suspense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, mafia, casino, gambling, gangsters, rise and fall, crimes, greed, criminal heroes, betrayal, fbi, heist ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century, year 1973, year 1980 ...
Place: las vegas, usa, kansas city, midwest, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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: suspense, suspenseful, stylized, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, organized crime, corruption, smuggling, crimes, tough cop, tough law enforcer, prohibition, prohibition era, tax evasion, gunfight ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 8.3
 1.0M
Reservoir Dogs (1992)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A botched robbery indicates a police informant, and the pressure mounts in the aftermath at a warehouse. Crime begets violence as the survivors -- veteran Mr. White, newcomer Mr. Orange, psychopathic parolee Mr. Blonde, bickering weasel Mr. Pink and ...
Style: neo noir, suspense, talky, non-linear, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, crimes, crime gone awry, dark hero, robbery, undercover cop, heist gone wrong, gang, gangsters, perfect crime, psychopath, organized crime ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: neo noir, tense, captivating, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: crimes, murder, police detective, police corruption, corruption, murder mystery, justice, dangerous attraction, police brutality, organized crime, twists and turns, call girl ...
Time: 50s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 8.3
 654K
Heat (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
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, neo noir, suspenseful, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, robbery, crimes, gunfight, bank robbery, master criminal, group of criminals, police detective, chase, loner, gangsters, obsession ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.5
 406K
Collateral (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Cab driver Max picks up a man who offers him $600 to drive him around. But the promise of easy money sours when Max realizes his fare is an assassin.
Style: tense, neo noir, clever, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, taxi driver, crimes, twists and turns, hostage, killings, merciless, taxi, sociopath, assassin, murder witness, organized crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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: neo noir, atmospheric, stylized, tense, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, mafia, corruption, betrayal, violence, irish mob, love triangle, blackmail, crimes, gang, twists and turns ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: neo noir, bleak, suspense, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: gangsters, russian, russian mafia, rape, mob boss, prostitution, murder, brutality, crimes, child prostitute, twists and turns, male nudity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, st. petersburg russia, europe, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Infernal Affairs II (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, Singapore, China
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In this prequel to Mou gaan dou (2002), Chan Wing Yan has just become an undercover cop in the triads while Lau Kin Ming joins the police force. Both the triads and the police find an enemy in a rival crime boss.
Style: suspense, tense, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night
Plot: chinese mafia, gangsters, organized crime, spy, crimes, vengeance, murder, police, survival, police investigation, recruit, police detective ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, contemporary, 21st century, year 1997 ...
Place: hong kong, china, asia, thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 8.9
 2.0M
Pulp Fiction (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: A burger-loving hit man, his philosophical partner, a drug-addled gangster's moll and a washed-up boxer converge in this sprawling, comedic crime caper. Their adventures unfurl in three stories that ingeniously trip back and forth in time.
Style: neo noir, witty, exciting, clever, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drugs, crimes, dark humor, overdose, organized crime, hitman, gunfight, gangsters, killings, violence, cocaine, violent ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 8.6
 1.6M
Se7en (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Two homicide detectives are on a desperate hunt for a serial killer whose crimes are based on the "seven deadly sins" in this dark and haunting film that takes viewers from the tortured remains of one victim to the next. The seasoned Det. ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, surprise ending, tense, neo noir ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, twists and turns, police, psychology, police investigation, psychopath, insanity, crimes, killings, murder, powerful ending ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Lucky Number Slevin (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, UK, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Slevin is mistakenly put in the middle of a personal war between the city’s biggest criminal bosses. Under constant watch, Slevin must try not to get killed by an infamous assassin and come up with an idea of how to get out of his current dilemma. ...
Style: surprise ending, neo noir, clever, suspense, confusing ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: twists and turns, hitman, mystery, crimes, disorder, revenge, mistaken identity, organized crime, mysterious character, master criminal, deception, mafia ...
Time: contemporary, year 1979, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 23K
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: suspense, neo noir, tense, psychological, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, gang, mafia, crimes, betrayal, homecoming, irish, friendship, gangsters, moral ambiguity, undercover, gunfight ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, ireland, boston, manhattan new york city, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 24K
New World (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 135 min.
Story: An undercover cop has his loyalties tested when the boss of the corporate gang he's spent years infiltrating dies.
Style: suspense, tense, suspenseful, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crimes, criminal gang, mole, moral dilemma, gang war, gang leader, group of criminals, rivalry, mafia, undercover cop, organized crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south korea, korea, asia, seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Movie in collections
 8.3
 838K
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, suspense, harsh ...
Audience: date night, boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, gunfight, organized crime, drug lord, drug cartel, mob boss, cocaine, drug abuse, criminal heroes, drug dealing, ambition ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: miami, cuba, miami beach, florida, bolivia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
King of New York (1990)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A former drug lord returns from prison determined to wipe out all his competition and distribute the profits of his operations to New York's poor and lower classes in this stylish and ultra violent modern twist on Robin Hood.
Style: atmospheric, neo noir, intense, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, drug lord, gang, mafia, crimes, mob boss, organized crime, chase, murder, violence, cocaine, gunfight ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, bronx new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 250K
End of Watch (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Two young officers are marked for death after confiscating a small cache of money and firearms from the members of a notorious cartel during a routine traffic stop.
Style: emotional, tense, suspense, realistic, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: latinos, gang member, street gang, police, police officer, gang war, gangsters, friendship, brutality, urban ghetto, gang, found footage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 70s, year 2011
Place: los angeles, california, south central los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.5
 392K
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: suspense, serious, exciting, intense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, bank robbery, robbery, romancing a criminal, group of criminals, gunfight, gang, crimes, gangsters, thief, love affair, organized crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa, florida, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
Kill the Irishman (2011)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Over the summer of 1976, thirty-six bombs detonate in the heart of Cleveland while a turf war raged between Irish mobster Danny Greene and the Italian mafia. Based on a true story, kill the Irishman chronicles Greene's heroic rise from a tough ...
Style: tense, brutal, intense, thought provoking, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, mob boss, gang war, gang, corruption, criminal, irish, crimes, murder, hitman, caper ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, year 1977, year 1975 ...
Place: usa, ireland, boston, ohio, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, cerebral ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, heroin, gangsters, drug lord, drugs, police, chase, smuggling, drug smuggling, investigation, crimes, drug dealer ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, california, new jersey, san francisco, brooklyn new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.8
 115K
Street Kings (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Tom Ludlow is a disillusioned L.A. Police Officer, rarely playing by the rules and haunted by the death of his wife. When evidence implicates him in the execution of a fellow officer, he is forced to go up against the cop culture he's been a ...
Style: suspense, harsh, twist ending, tense, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, violence, police, dirty cop, undercover cop, corruption, gunfight, police investigation, gangsters, vigilantism, twists and turns, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%