Movies like The Departed

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The Departed
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, tense, bleak, captivating, brutal, clever, realistic, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover cop, mole, crime, gangsters, mafia, police, working undercover, police investigation, law enforcement, corruption, police corruption, organized crime, mentor, violence, gangster, undercover, gunfight, brutality, betrayal, murder, neo noir, rock, drugs/alcohol, mind game, foul language ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa, taiwan, harvard university, china
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L.A. Confidential
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
USA
138 min.
 8.3
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 tense, serious, realistic and suspense films with plots about dialogue, crimes, crime, violence, storytelling, corruption and violent mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Departed: Goodfellas (1990), Heat (1995), Training Day (2001), Infernal Affairs (2002), New World (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Goodfellas
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.
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Heat
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: realistic, suspense, bleak, atmospheric, tense ...
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Place: los angeles, california, usa
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Training Day
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: realistic, tense, serious, rough, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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Infernal Affairs
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, suspenseful, realistic, stylized, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, gangsters, betrayal, police investigation, organized crime, corruption, gunfight, undercover cop, police, violence, gangster, undercover ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: hong kong, asia
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New World
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, realistic, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, gangsters, undercover cop, betrayal, police, organized crime, gangster, mob, mafia, violent, twists & turns, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea, south korea, seoul
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L.A. Confidential
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: clever, talky, tense, cynical, suspenseful ...
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Scarface
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: realistic, stylized, epic, rough, serious ...
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Brooklyn's Finest
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, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
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Gangs of New York
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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: brutal, suspense, harsh, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
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    User:   69%
 
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The Town
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: suspenseful, realistic, tense, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, heist, gunfight, bank robbery, fbi, robbery, hostage, violence, surveillance, revenge, murder, car chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, florida
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 7.9
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Carlito's Way
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: stylized, serious, rough, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 20th century, 90s
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System:   58%
    User:   63%
 
Blood and Wine
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A man who has failed as a father and husband commits a heist to make money for his fledging business, but things become complicated when his wife interferes.
Style: clever, tense, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric ...
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Time: 90s
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 80K
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Style: realistic, bleak, atmospheric, tense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
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Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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System:   57%
    User:   62%
 
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The Untouchables
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, realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
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Time: 1930s, 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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    User:   52%
 
Miller's Crossing
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: atmospheric, clever, stylized, witty, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
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 7.2
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Narc
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An undercover narc dies, the investigation stalls, so the Detroit P.D. brings back Nick Tellis, fired 18-months ago when a stray bullet hits a pregnant woman. Tellis teams with Henry Oak, a friend of the dead narc and an aggressive cop constantly ...
Style: bleak, realistic, tense, cynical, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, police corruption, police investigation, murder, investigation, undercover cop, police, brutality, violence, chase, drug addiction, drugs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   63%
 
The Talented Mr. Ripley
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Tom Ripley is a calculating young man who believes it's better to be a fake somebody than a real nobody. Opportunity knocks in the form of a wealthy U.S. shipbuilder who hires Tom to travel to Italy to bring back his playboy son, Dickie. Ripley ...
Style: suspenseful, clever, psychological, stylized, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, crime, murder, obsession, homosexuality, gay, identity, rejection, neo noir, friendship, guilt, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: italy, venice, europe, atlantic ocean, new york ...
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System:   53%
    User:   57%
 
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Collateral
Genre: 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: suspenseful, tense, realistic, clever, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, crime, assassin, organized crime, violence, murder, storytelling, taxi driver, loneliness, anti heroes, police investigation, stylish ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   60%
 
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Monument Ave.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
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, realistic, bleak, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime, betrayal, murder, working class, vengeance, drugs, irish, criminal's revenge, life philosophy, gang, revenge ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, ireland, europe, usa, new jersey
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System:   53%
    User:   55%
 
 6.6
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Dark Blue
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Set during the Rodney King riots, a robbery homicide investigation triggers a series of events that will cause a corrupt LAPD officer to question his tactics.
Style: tense, bleak, serious, realistic, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, crime, corruption, police investigation, police, violence, neo noir, murder, investigation, interracial relations, police brutality, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey
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System:   52%
    User:   61%
 
Pride and Glory
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, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, police corruption, police, police investigation, murder, betrayal, corruption, justice, violence, investigation, cancer, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, boston, manhattan new york city, bronx new york city
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System:   52%
    User:   46%
 
Internal Affairs
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Keen young Raymold Avila joins the Internal Affairs Department of the Los Angeles police. He and partner Amy Wallace are soon looking closely at the activities of cop Dennis Peck whose financial holdings start to suggest something shady. Indeed Peck ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, serious, sexual ...
Plot: police corruption, crime, police investigation, vengeance, investigation, manipulation, police, neo noir, murder, strong sexual content, corruption, urban ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   55%
 
Road to Perdition
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Mike Sullivan works as a hit man for crime boss John Rooney. Sullivan views Rooney as a father figure, however after his son is witness to a killing, Mike Sullivan finds himself on the run in attempt to save the life of his son and at the same time ...
Style: tense, realistic, stylized, bleak, emotional ...
Plot: crime, gangsters, betrayal, vengeance, hitman, organized crime, mafia, murder, depression, irish, father son relationship, assassin ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois, michigan
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System:   50%
    User:   41%
 
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Infernal Affairs 2
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, China, Singapore
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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, gangsters, murder, vengeance, undercover, gangster, mind game, undercover cop, mentor, working undercover, police station, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: hong kong, asia, thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   57%
 
Across 110th Street
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, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, gangsters, mafia, organized crime, police, police investigation, violence, brutality, police corruption, murder, robbery, hitman ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: harlem, usa, new york, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   59%
 
 6.9
 77K
Cop Land
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, corruption, crime, small town, police, murder, violence, mafia, fbi, justice, investigation, conspiracy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new jersey, new york, usa, california, texas ...
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System:   50%
    User:   42%
 
 8.3
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Reservoir Dogs
Genre: Crime, Drama, 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: clever, stylized, talky, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, crime gone awry, crime, cult, gory, undercover cop, violence, organized crime, robbery, gore, gangster, storytelling ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   47%
 
American Gangster
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: realistic, tense, serious, rough, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, gangsters, police corruption, organized crime, mafia, mentor, heroin, rise and fall, gangster, corruption, undercover cop, violence ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1990s ...
Place: new york, new jersey, harlem, usa, vietnam ...
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System:   49%
    User:   100%
 

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Running Scared
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: After a drug-op gone bad, Joey Gazelle is put in charge of disposing the gun that shot a dirty cop. But things goes wrong for Joey after the neighbor kid stole the gun and used it to shoot his abusive father. Now Joey has to find the kid and the gun ...
Style: bleak, twists and turns, serious, stylized, bloody ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
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System:   49%
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A Most Violent Year
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: United Arab Emirates, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A thriller set in New York City during the winter of 1981, statistically one of the most violent years in the city's history, and centered on a the lives of an immigrant and his family trying to expand their business and capitalize on ...
Style: realistic, tense, atmospheric, captivating, serious ...
Plot: crime, corruption, oil, violence, immigrants, organized crime, moral dilemma, gangster, violent, mafia, gangsters, mob ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1981
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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System:   49%
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