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The Take (2009)
 7.9
 7K
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, betrayal, respect, gangsters, power struggle, criminal heroes, mafia, relatives, crimes, dishonesty, ex convict, family relations, organized crime, jealousy, desperation, the underworld, victim, mob boss, loss of family member, dishonor among criminals, crime boss, prisoner, rape, marriage, violence spree ...
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, criminal heroes, gangsters, murder, organized crime and rivalry mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Take: Peaky Blinders (2013), Legend (2015), The Sopranos (1999), The Godfather (1972), Underbelly (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.8
 181K
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, atmospheric, serious, clever, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, gangsters, society, organized crime, family relations, rivalry, rise to the top, crimes, determination, fighting crime, crime, gang war ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 20s, 1920s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 7.0
 140K
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, gang, crime, twins, rise and fall, violence, brother brother relationship, mental illness, organized crime, husband wife relationship, violent, anti-hero ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1957
Place: london, england, scotland yard, east end london
⇓ similarity ⇓
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, criminal heroes, gangsters, family life, killings, crime, psychiatrist, ambition, family relations, racial slur ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 2000s ...
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 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, criminal heroes, gangsters, crimes, gang war, lawyer, mob boss, greed, power struggle, family business ...
Time: 50s, 40s, 1940s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, new york, sicily, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 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: organized crime, mafia, gang war, violence spree, mob boss, debt, gang, criminal heroes, crime, crimes, mystery, dishonor among criminals ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 90s, 2000s ...
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 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, suspenseful, thought provoking, disturbing, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison life, confined, rapist, prison, rape, electric chair, life is a bitch, violence spree, gang, racism, solitary, strong sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 90s, 2000s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 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: tense, serious, suspenseful, stylized, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: family problems, crimes, criminal heroes, family relations, family reunited, betrayal, dishonesty, police detective, honest law enforcer, drugs/alcohol, rivalry, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 8.8
 298K
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, drug cartel, smuggling, master criminal, gangsters, crimes, rise to the top, criminal heroes, politics, drug dealer, blind ambition, crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: colombia, latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang war, crime boss, criminal heroes, dishonor among criminals, family business, power struggle, godparent, family values, family tradition, rise and fall, ambition, fight for supremacy ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 1930s, 1950s, 1940s
Place: cuba, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: atmospheric, suspenseful, captivating, tense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, smuggling, criminal heroes, crimes, mob boss, businessman, corruption, politician, ambitious, prohibition, politics ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: usa, new jersey, chicago illinois, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 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: captivating, tense, realistic, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: mafia, drug lord, crime, crimes, mob boss, gangsters, urban, rivalry, gang war, realism, law enforcement, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.3
 212K
Lawless (2012)
Genre: 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: stylized, atmospheric, rough, bleak, serious ...
Plot: smuggling, crimes, gangsters, prohibition, uninhibited rivalry, rivalry, rebellion, sheriff, crime, gang, siblings relations, violence ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1940
Place: virginia, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, crime, power struggle, family relations, biker, arms dealing, motorcycle gang, crimes, prison, ira, friends, group of criminals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.2
 1K
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: rough, gloomy, tense, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: parents and children, life is a bitch, crime, mental illness, rivalry, gang war, elderly, memory loss, family relations, aging, newcomer, dishonor among criminals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating
Plot: gang, violence, organized crime, cat and mouse, gangsters, criminal heroes, crimes, crime, partners in crime, honest law enforcer, drug dealing, police detective ...
Time: 70s, 90s, 80s, 20th century
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: tense, serious, suspenseful, bleak, stylized ...
Plot: russian, murder, gangsters, kgb, investigation, organized crime, diary, rape, peril, track down, danger, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe, st. petersburg russia, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 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: serious, atmospheric, rough, gloomy, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, rivalry, crimes, honeymoon, daughter, grandson, organized crime, mafia, star, ambition, execution, take over ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 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: captivating, rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: crimes, state affairs, criminal heroes, gangsters, uninhibited rivalry, gang, family relations, family business, island, drug dealing, siblings relations, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 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: tense, realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, drugs/alcohol, crimes, life turned upside down, crime, siblings relations, gangsters, dysfunctional family, haunted by the past, family problems, disorder, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 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, criminal heroes, gang, crimes, russian, buddies, organized crime, gangsters, murder, crime, characters in danger, political corruption ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 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, psychopath, talented, crimes, law enforcement, multiple suspects, cruelty, unlikely relationship, forensics, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.9
 184K
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: rough, serious, bleak, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, tragic hero, disco, organized crime, violence, prison, drug dealing, ex convict, drug lord, crime, nightclub, starting over ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 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: realistic, atmospheric, stylized, serious, tense ...
Plot: hotel, organized crime, maid, jewish, mob boss, shooting, businessman, fbi, intrigue, slick, relatives, hot and sexy ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1959
Place: miami, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 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, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bar, organized crime, crime, danger, criminal heroes, fall in love, criminal's revenge, robbery, hitman, crime boss, gangsters, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, massachusetts, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, suspenseful, realistic, tense, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, betrayal, ambition, crimes, criminal heroes, gangsters, unfulfillment, crime, deadly, dishonesty, rivalry, drug dealing ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe
⇓ 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, rough, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: crime, mafia, murder, fighting crime, police investigation, cosa nostra, law enforcement, society, family relations, family life, smuggling, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: sicily, italy, europe, palermo italy, sicily italy
⇓ 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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating
Plot: mafia, cons and scams, life is a bitch, crime, crimes, love and romance, crime and punishment, deadly, dishonesty, perfect crime, disorder, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.5
 1K
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, crimes, crime, gangsters, rivalry, unfulfillment, drugs/alcohol, gang, ambition, deadly, dishonesty, rise and fall
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: gloomy, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, murder, childhood sweetheart, ethics, code, society, small time, family business, regret, leader, gang, young man ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: stylized, clever, witty, tense, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, corruption, organized crime, mafia, betrayal, prohibition, violence, loyalty, love triangle, neo noir, jealousy, corpse ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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