Movies like Donnie Brasco

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Donnie Brasco (1997)
 7.7
 305K
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: neo noir, tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, talky, atmospheric, clever, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, fbi, mentor, organized crime, crimes, undercover agent, working undercover, undercover, friends, investigation, law enforcement, gunfight, surveillance, corruption, moral ambiguity, fbi agent, crime gone awry, character study, betrayal, gang, undercover cop, spy, loyalty, corpse ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1978
Place: new york, new jersey, florida, usa, miami, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city ...

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Most similar movies to Donnie Brasco

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, talky and rough films with plots about crimes, mafia, gangsters, murder, violence, organized crime and corruption mostly in Crime, Drama and Biography genres. Some movies like Donnie Brasco: Goodfellas (1990), The Godfather (1972), The Departed (2006), Casino (1995), Kill the Irishman (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.7
 1.1M
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, realistic, suspense, brutal, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, organized crime, crimes, rise and fall, criminal heroes, mentor, friends, cosa nostra, prison, fbi, infidelity ...
Time: 50s, 70s, year 1970, year 1955, year 1980 ...
Place: new york, florida, brooklyn new york city, usa, pittsburgh ...
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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, captivating, epic, dramatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, organized crime, revenge, crime family, crimes, greed, pride and honor, crime boss, gang war, mob boss, patriarch ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 20th century, post world war two
Place: italy, new york, bronx new york city, sicily, manhattan new york city ...
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100%
 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 ...
Style: twist ending, surprise ending, tense, suspense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, police, crimes, mole, organized crime, undercover cop, working undercover, corruption, mind game, violence, gunfight ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, china, taiwan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 8.2
 510K
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, captivating, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, organized crime, casino, gangsters, gambling, rise and fall, crimes, criminal heroes, greed, betrayal, fbi, italian mafia ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century, year 1980, year 1973 ...
Place: las vegas, usa, midwest, costa rica, kansas city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, twists and turns, thought provoking, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, mob boss, gang war, organized crime, gang, corruption, irish, crimes, criminal, murder, hitman ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, year 1977, year 1975 ...
Place: usa, ireland, boston, ohio, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 9.2
 380K
The Sopranos (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: The Sopranos is an American television drama created by David Chase. The series revolves around the New Jersey-based Italian-American mobster Tony Soprano and the difficulties he faces as he tries to balance the conflicting requirements of his home ...
Style: serious, cynical, clever, captivating, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, organized crime, gangsters, crimes, criminal heroes, killings, dark humor, family life, family relations, ambition, psychiatrist, introspection ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, 20th century, 2000s, contemporary
Place: new jersey, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.0
 301K
Public Enemies (2009)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Depression-era bank robber John Dillinger's charm and audacity endear him to much of America's downtrodden public, but he's also a thorn in the side of J. Edgar Hoover and the fledgling FBI. Desperate to capture the elusive outlaw, ...
Style: stylized, factual, exciting, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, bank robbery, gunfight, organized crime, criminal heroes, group of criminals, master criminal, heist, manhunt, robbery, mafia, chase ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 90s, 70s
Place: usa, tucson arizona, indiana, chicago illinois, illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 377K
The Irishman (2019)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 209 min.
Story: A mob hit man recalls his possible involvement with the slaying of Jimmy Hoffa.
Style: exciting, tense, captivating, inspirational, thought provoking ...
Plot: mafia, italian mafia, labor union, organized crime, hitman, gangsters, killer as protagonist, murder, high society, old man, prison, life ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 60s, 70s, year 1971 ...
Place: ireland, pennsylvania, philadelphia, chicago illinois, detroit ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.5
 65K
The Informant! (2009)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A rising star at agri-industry giant Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), Mark Whitacre suddenly turns whistleblower. Even as he exposes his company’s multi-national price-fixing conspiracy to the FBI, Whitacre envisions himself being hailed as a hero of ...
Style: twists and turns, clever, psychological, suspense, tense ...
Plot: fbi, investigation, psychology, crimes, greed, legal, corruption, undercover, whistleblower, uncover truth, mental illness, espionage ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1994, 2000s, 70s
Place: usa, illinois, tokyo, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 140K
A Bronx Tale (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Set in the Bronx during the tumultuous 1960s, an adolescent boy is torn between his honest, working-class father and a violent yet charismatic crime boss. Complicating matters is the youngster's growing attraction - forbidden in his ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, touching, stylized, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, coming of age, mentor, organized crime, white male black female relationship, gang leader, friendship, father son relationship, crimes, loyalty, brutality ...
Time: 60s, year 1960, 20th century, year 1968
Place: new york, bronx new york city, usa, new york state, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 216K
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: neo noir, suspense, atmospheric, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, mafia, nightclub, crimes, tragic hero, drug dealing, drugs, prison, violence, drug lord, gang ...
Time: 90s, 70s, 20th century, year 1975
Place: new york, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city, harlem, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.3
 823K
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: exciting, serious, rough, harsh, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, organized crime, drug lord, cocaine, gunfight, drug cartel, mob boss, drug dealing, criminal heroes, drug abuse, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: miami, cuba, miami beach, florida, bolivia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, harsh, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, organized crime, drug lord, mob boss, heroin, crime boss, smuggling, police, drug traffic, drugs, gang ...
Time: 60s, 70s, year 1968, year 1970, 20th century ...
Place: new york, new jersey, bronx new york city, brooklyn new york city, vietnam ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Godfather: Part II (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 202 min.
Story: In the continuing saga of the Corleone crime family, a young Vito Corleone grows up in Sicily and in 1910s New York. In the 1950s, Michael Corleone attempts to expand the family business into Las Vegas, Hollywood and Cuba.
Style: epic, captivating, cerebral, dramatic, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, crimes, organized crime, revenge, criminal heroes, melancholy, crime boss, ambition, rise to the top, corrupt politician, cosa nostra ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 20th century, 1920s, 60s ...
Place: cuba, new york, italy, las vegas, sicily ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 259K
Blow (2001)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A boy named George Jung grows up in a struggling family in the 1950's. His mother nags at her husband as he is trying to make a living for the family. It is finally revealed that George's father cannot make a living and the family goes ...
Style: thought provoking, emotional, depressing, touching, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug addiction, gangsters, drug lord, drugs, drug abuse, rise and fall, drug dealing, drug cartel, cocaine, friendship, drug use, organized crime ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 60s, 50s, 90s ...
Place: colombia, latin america, california, boston, southern california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.9
 181K
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: factual, suspense, intense, brutal, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, corruption, organized crime, fbi, brutality, murder, illness, crimes, arms dealing, true crime, violence ...
Time: 70s, 80s, year 1981, 20th century, year 1995 ...
Place: boston, new jersey, usa, massachusetts, santa monica california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 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, cerebral ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, drugs, dark humor, hitman, overdose, gunfight, violence, organized crime, gangsters, multiple storylines, rape, cocaine ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 4.7
 16K
Gotti (2018)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: John Gotti rises to the top of the New York underworld to become the boss of the Gambino crime family. His life takes a tumultuous turn as he faces tragedy, multiple trials and a prison sentence.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, sad ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, cosa nostra, organized crime, betrayal, criminal heroes, federal bureau of investigation, brutality, godfather, family relations, parents and children, crimes, ambition ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century, year 1984, year 1997 ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.2
 241K
Lawless (2012)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Set in the Depression-era Franklin County, Virginia, a bootlegging gang is threatened by authorities who want a cut of their profits.
Style: harsh, stylized, bad ending, entertaining, brutal ...
Plot: gangsters, mafia, gang, crimes, smuggling, organized crime, bootlegging, great depression, greed, prohibition, violence, gunfight ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1931, 1940s, year 1940
Place: virginia, usa, appalachia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 122K
Serpico (1973)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The real-life struggle of an honest New York City cop against a corrupt system.
Style: realistic, neo noir, suspense, psychological, serious ...
Plot: police corruption, police, fighting the system, corruption, undercover cop, police investigation, whistleblower, idealism, crimes, social decay, life is a bitch, partners ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s
Place: new york, usa, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ 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, drug smuggling, drug dealer, smuggling, investigation, police, corruption, car ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, marseille, brooklyn new york city, new jersey, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 476K
American Hustle (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, China
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A con man, Irving Rosenfeld, along with his seductive partner Sydney Prosser, is forced to work for a wild FBI agent, Richie DiMaso, who pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia.
Style: twists and turns, tense, intense, suspense, cynical ...
Plot: cons and scams, crimes, partners in crime, sting operation, fbi, heist, con artists, organized crime, mafia, romantic triangle, scam, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 70s, year 1978, 20th century, 80s
Place: new jersey, usa, atlantic city new jersey, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Mesrine: Killer Instinct (2008)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Canada, Italy
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Jacques Mesrine, a loyal son and dedicated soldier, is back home and living with his parents after serving in the Algerian War. Soon he is seduced by the neon glamour of sixties Paris and the easy money it presents. Mentored by Guido, Mesrine turns ...
Style: bleak, tense, realistic, rough, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, organized crime, robbery, rise to the top, against the rules, prison, romancing a criminal, prison escape, crimes, bank robbery, heist ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 50s, 20th century
Place: france, paris france, canada, montreal, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, irish mob, violence, love triangle, blackmail, loyalty, crimes, jewish ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.3
 1.0M
Reservoir Dogs (1992)
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: brutal, talky, neo noir, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, heist, crime gone awry, undercover cop, dark hero, heist gone wrong, psychopath, robbery, gang, swearing, perfect crime, gangsters ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Godfather: Part III (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 162 min.
Story: In the midst of trying to legitimize his business dealings in 1979 New York and Italy, aging mafia don, Michael Corleone seeks forgiveness for his sins while taking a young protege under his wing.
Style: epic, stylized, neo noir, dramatic, bad ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, organized crime, revenge, violence, guilt, murder, assassination, crimes, incest, opera, father son relationship ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1979, year 1980
Place: italy, new york, palermo italy, sicily, vatican ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.9
 9K
Mobsters (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The story of a group of friends in turn of the century New York, from their early days as street hoods to their rise in the world of organized crime...
Style: suspense, talky, intense, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crimes, organized crime, friendship, mafia, betrayal, vengeance, greed, murder, criminal heroes, tough heroes, dishonesty ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 1930s
Place: new york, las vegas, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.8
 29K
Bugsy (1991)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: New York gangster Ben 'Bugsy' Siegel takes a brief business trip to Los Angeles. A sharp-dressing womanizer with a foul temper, Siegel doesn't hesitate to kill or maim anyone crossing him. In L.A. the life, the movies, and most of all ...
Style: realistic, intense, stylized, talky, suspense ...
Plot: mafia, casino, gangsters, crimes, gambling, hollywood, jewish, organized crime, rise and fall, ambition, bohemian life, elimination ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, year 1945, 70s
Place: las vegas, usa, new york, los angeles, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.8
 75K
The Iceman (2012)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The true story of Richard Kuklinski, the notorious contract killer and family man.
Style: suspenseful, tense, dark, brutal, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, mafia, arrest, organized crime, gangsters, serial killer, lone hero, psychopath, crime family, crimes, greed, family relations ...
Time: 70s, year 1964, 60s, 80s, 20th century ...
Place: new jersey, usa, new york, lower east side manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 4.6
 613
Sinatra Club (2010)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Brutal and celebrated Mafia gangster John Gotti (Danny Nucci) schemes, shoves and murders his way to the top of that world in this gritty biography told from the perspective of Salvatore Polisi (Jason Gedrick), who owns the Sinatra Club, where ...
Style: tense, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, gang, ambition, gang leader, criminal heroes, crimes, rise to the top, dishonesty, heist, tough guy, organized crime ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%