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The Take (2009)
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The Take (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Freddie Jackson is just out of prison. He's done his time, made the right connections and now he's ready to use them. His wife Jackie dreams of having her husband home but she's forgotten the rows and the girls Freddie can't leave alone. His younger cousin, Jimmy, dreams of making a name for himself on Freddie's coattails.
Style: serious, captivating, rough, bleak, realistic, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, gangsters, betrayal, respect, criminal heroes, power struggle, mafia, relatives, crimes, dishonesty, family relations, organized crime, ex convict, dishonor among criminals, crime boss, the underworld, mob boss, prisoner, loss of family member, desperation, jealousy, victim, marriage, drugs/alcohol, prison ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: england, london, east end london

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, rough and suspenseful films and TV series with plots about crime, crimes, gangsters, criminal heroes, organized crime, rivalry and mafia mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Take: Peaky Blinders (2013), Legend (2015), The Sopranos (1999), The Godfather (1972), Blood Ties (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.8
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Peaky Blinders (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A gangster family epic set in 1919 Birmingham, England and centered on a gang who sew razor blades in the peaks of their caps, and their fierce boss Tommy Shelby, who means to move up in the world.
Style: captivating, serious, atmospheric, clever, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, society, family relations, rivalry, rise to the top, gangsters, crimes, crime, organized crime, fighting crime, determination, mafia ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: england
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83%
 7.0
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Legend (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Suave, charming and volatile, Reggie Kray and his unstable twin brother Ronnie start to leave their mark on the London underworld in the 1960s. Using violence to get what they want, the siblings orchestrate robberies and murders while running ...
Style: rough, tense, realistic, brutal, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime, twins, gang, rise and fall, violence, organized crime, brother brother relationship, mental illness, violent, anti-hero, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, 1960s, year 1957
Place: london, england, scotland yard, east end london
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100%
 9.2
 246K
The Sopranos (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
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: dark humor, cynical, serious, rough, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, mafia, crimes, gangsters, criminal heroes, family life, killings, crime, psychiatrist, ambition, introspection, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 1990s ...
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 9.2
 1.4M
The Godfather (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 175 min.
Story: Spanning the years 1945 to 1955, a chronicle of the fictional Italian-American Corleone crime family. When organized crime family patriarch, Vito Corleone barely survives an attempt on his life, his youngest son, Michael steps in to take care of the ...
Style: serious, captivating, rough, atmospheric, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, organized crime, pride and honor, gang war, gangsters, crimes, criminal heroes, crime family, mob boss, family business, greed, lawyer ...
Time: 50s, 40s, 1950s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: italy, new york, europe, usa, sicily ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.5
 18K
Blood Ties (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Two brothers, on either side of the law, face off over organized crime in Brooklyn during the 1970s.
Style: serious, tense, rough, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, crimes, family relations, family problems, drugs/alcohol, betrayal, dishonesty, family reunited, rivalry, brother brother relationship, honest law enforcer, police detective ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 8.7
 80K
Oz (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: The daily lives of prisoners in Emerald City, an experimental unit of the Oswald Maximum Security Prison where ingroups - Muslims, Latinos, Italians, Aryans - stick close to their mutual friends and terrorizes their mutual enemies.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, surreal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison life, confined, prison, strong sexual content, rapist, electric chair, rape, racism, misfit, gang, life is a bitch, fish out of water ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 1990s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The Godfather: A Novel for Television (1977)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 434 min.
Story: A seven-hours-plus adaptation of Francis Ford Coppola's "The Godfather" and "The Godfather, Part II" - with new scenes added and some old ones lengthened. Originally broadcast on the NBC television network in November of ...
Style: epic, serious, captivating, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang war, crime, gangsters, rise and fall, criminal, casino, parent child relationship, patriarch, crime family, mafia, crime boss, organized crime ...
Time: 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 8.2
 4K
Underbelly (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Australia
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Underbelly is an Australian television true crime-drama series which broadcasts on the Nine Network. Each series is based on real-life events.
Style: serious, rough, captivating, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, organized crime, violence spree, gang war, crime, criminal heroes, gang, anthology, mystery, gangsters, crimes, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 2000s ...
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Boardwalk Empire (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: Boardwalk Empire is a period drama focusing on Enoch "Nucky" Thompson (based on the historical Enoch L. Johnson), a political figure who rose to prominence and controlled Atlantic City, New Jersey, during the Prohibition period of the ...
Style: captivating, atmospheric, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, smuggling, criminal heroes, crimes, mob boss, businessman, prohibition, politician, corruption, ambitious, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: usa, new jersey, atlantic city new jersey, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 8.7
 21K
Gomorrah (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, Germany
Duration: 55 min.
Story: Based on Robert Saviano's bestselling book, this gritty Italian crime drama paints a portrait of the brutal Neapolitan crime organisation the Camorra, as seen through the eyes of Ciro Di Marzo, the obedient and self- confident right-hand man of ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: mafia, drug lord, crime, crimes, gangsters, realism, organized crime, criminal heroes, rivalry, society, gang war, mob boss ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Romanzo Criminale (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Story: Romanzo Criminale – La serie - is a television series Italian based on the eponymous novel by judge Giancarlo De Cataldo, and it is the second adaptation of the film Romanzo Criminale directed by Michele Placido. The first series quickly achieved ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: gang, violence, organized crime, criminal heroes, crime, crimes, police, mafia, gangsters, drug dealing, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, 90s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.2
 2K
The Last Don (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 258 min.
Story: Sprawling Mario Puzo novel about an Italian family of gangsters draws the inevitable comparison to "The Godfather", but does find its own direction. Headed by Don Domenico Clericuzio, the family executes a rival gang on the night of the ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, gloomy, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crimes, rivalry, daughter, grandson, mafia, organized crime, honeymoon, crime, criminal heroes, urban, family life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 80s
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.3
 986
The Fear (2012)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Story: A Brighton crime boss turned entrepreneur and the disintegration of a criminal mind. (From IMDB)
Style: serious, rough, realistic, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: mental illness, crime, crimes, dementia, organized crime, rivalry, criminal heroes, gang, gangsters, aging, parents and children, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 8.8
 273K
Narcos (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Colombia, USA
Duration: 49 min.
Story: The true story of Colombia's infamously violent and powerful drug cartels.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, captivating, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, gangsters, smuggling, master criminal, crimes, rise to the top, criminal heroes, politics, drug dealer, drug cartel, blind ambition, crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: colombia, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 8.6
 227K
Sons of Anarchy (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: An adrenalized drama with darkly comedic undertones that explores a notorious outlaw motorcycle club’s (MC) desire to protect its livelihood while ensuring that their simple, sheltered town of Charming, California remains exactly that, charming. ...
Style: tense, rough, serious, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, crime, power struggle, arms dealing, small town, biker, prison, crimes, family relations, motorcycle gang, ira, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.4
 504
Mafiosa (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 416 min.
Story: By the will of her dead uncle who was murdered Sandra Paoli is propelled to the head of a powerful mafia clan. She becomes a respected, but also hated, woman in a world of men, murder and criminality.
Style: rough, semi serious, serious, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: crime, gangsters, island, betrayal, mafia, siblings relations, murder, criminal heroes, crimes, deadly, rivalry, criminal's revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.1
 131K
The Drop (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Bob Saginowski finds himself at the center of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighborhood's past where friends, families, and foes all work together to make a living - no matter the cost.
Style: tense, serious, captivating, twists and turns, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, bar, organized crime, criminal heroes, danger, fall in love, robbery, hitman, criminal's revenge, crime boss, gangsters, catholic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, boston, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 8.5
 103K
Luther (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A dark psychological crime drama starring Idris Elba as Luther, a man struggling with his own terrible demons, who might be as dangerous as the depraved murderers he hunts.
Style: serious, rough, atmospheric, tense, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, murder, uncover truth, crimes, law enforcement, multiple suspects, talented, partners, psychopath, forensics, unlikely relationship, cruelty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 8.4
 9K
Brigada (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 750 min.
Story: Brigada, also known as Law of the Lawless, is a Russian 15-episode crime mini-series that debuted in 2002. It became very popular, but received mixed reviews due to accusations in aestheticization of violence. The miniseries follows the story of ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: mafia, gang, criminal heroes, buddies, crimes, russian, crime, gangsters, organized crime, murder, characters in danger, political corruption ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Bonded by Blood (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In 1995, drug suppliers and career criminals Tony Tucker, Patrick Tate and Craig Rolfe were blasted to death by a shot gun whilst waiting in a Range Rover in Rettendon, Essex. The film charts their rise to become the most prolific dealers and feared ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, criminal heroes, gang, gangsters, rise and fall, vengeance, ambition, crimes, rivalry, betrayal, drug dealing, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe
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27%
 5.5
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The Big I Am (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A cruel twist of fate catapults small time crook Mickey Skinner into the big league, as head of a brutal London gang poised on the brink of a lucrative human-trafficking deal.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, drugs/alcohol, crime, criminal heroes, ambition, crimes, rivalry, gang, rise and fall, deadly, dishonesty, unfulfillment
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.9
 3K
Spotless (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Set in London, SPOTLESS is the story of a troubled crime scene cleaner, Jean, whose tidy life is turned upside down when his outlaw brother Martin crash lands into his world, entangling them in the deadly dynamics of organized crime.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, drugs/alcohol, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, sibling relationship, crimes, family relations, gangsters, haunted by the past, life turned upside down, criminal heroes, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Black Donnellys (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Meet the Donnelly brothers: Tommy, Jimmy, Kevin and Sean. There is nothing these four Irish brothers wouldn't do to protect each other, and for them that means lying, cheating, stealing and, occasionally, calling the cops. Narrated by wannabe ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, murder, crime, criminal heroes, siblings relations, sibling relationship, urban ghetto, crimes, rivalry, family relations, buddies, gang ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 7.7
 11K
Magic City (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Set in 1959 Miami, Florida shortly after the Cuban Revolution, Magic City tells the story of Ike Evans, the owner of Miami's most glamorous hotel, the Miramar Playa. Evans is forced to make an ill-fated deal with Miami mob boss Ben Diamond to ...
Style: serious, stylized, atmospheric, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: hotel, organized crime, maid, jewish, mob boss, intrigue, drugs/alcohol, crime, gangsters, couple relations, parents and children, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1960s, year 1959
Place: miami, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: atmospheric, clever, stylized, witty, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, prohibition, violence, betrayal, corruption, neo noir, organized crime, mafia, love triangle, loyalty, presumed dead, mayor ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s, 1930s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 8.5
 3K
Corleone (2007)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Il Capo dei Capi (The Boss of the Bosses) is a six-part Italian miniseries which debuted on Canale 5 between October and November 2007. It tells the story of Salvatore Riina, alias Totò u Curtu, a mafioso boss from Corleone, Sicily. Riina is played ...
Style: rough, captivating, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, criminal heroes, cosa nostra, crimes, bribery, crime, cat and mouse, notoriety, carabinieri, drug traffic, organized crime ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 50s, 60s, 70s ...
Place: italy, sicily, palermo italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 8.8
 3K
The Octopus (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France, UK, West Germany
Duration: 402 min.
Story: Corrado Cattani is a police inspector whose life is devoted to fighting the Italian mafia (known here as "La Piovra" or "The Octopus").
Style: serious, tense, bleak, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: crime, murder, cosa nostra, mafia, fighting crime, village, organized crime, police investigation, family life, crimes, law enforcement, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: italy, europe, sicily, sicily italy, palermo italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.6
 7K
Mob City (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The true story of a decades-long conflict between the Los Angeles Police Department, under the determined leadership of Police Chief William Parker, and ruthless criminal elements led by Mickey Cohen, a one-time boxer who rose to the top of ...
Style: stylized, serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, organized crime, lapd, neo noir, gangsters, crime, tough law enforcer, criminal, police, fighting crime, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, 50s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.4
 5K
Election 2 (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 92 min.
Story: As election time nears, current Triad chairman Lok (Simon Yam) faces competition from his godsons. At the same time, Jimmy (Louis Koo) looks to increase his business relations with mainland China.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: organized crime, triad, election, gangsters, crime, criminal heroes, criminal, ambition, crimes, rivalry, ego clash, rise to the top ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 8.5
 20K
Ezel (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Turkey
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ömer, a young man returning from military service, is set up by his friends and fiancé and ends up in prison for ten years. He fakes his own death and manages to escape. He re-creates himself as ‘Ezel’, a high-end gambler who is outwardly a ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, captivating
Plot: mafia, betrayal, crime, manipulations, love, vengeance, mystery, cons and scams, righting the wronged, murder, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%