Movies like The Godfather

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The Godfather (1972)
 9.2
 1.5M
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 would-be killers, launching a campaign of bloody revenge.
Style: serious, captivating, rough, atmospheric, family saga, epic, dramatic, realistic, stylized, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, organized crime, pride and honor, criminal heroes, gang war, crimes, greed, mob boss, cosa nostra, lawyer, power struggle, family business, crime family, shooting, family values, godparent, rise to the top, crime boss, mercilessness, gangster, corruption, marriage, loss of son, godfather ...
Time: 50s, 40s, 1940s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, new york, sicily, usa, bronx new york city, manhattan new york city ...

Most similar movies to The Godfather

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, rough and stylized films with plots about gangster, organized crime, crimes, crime, gangsters, murder and mafia mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Godfather: The Godfather: Part II (1974), The Sopranos (1999), Peaky Blinders (2013), Goodfellas (1990), Casino (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: captivating, epic, atmospheric, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, crimes, criminal heroes, ambition, rise to the top, organized crime, corruption, melancholy, casino, death, blood ...
Time: 40s, 50s, 20s, 20th century, 60s ...
Place: cuba, italy, new york, sicily, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 9.2
 273K
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, serious, rough, psychological, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, mafia, crime, criminal heroes, family life, killings, psychiatrist, crimes, family relations, ambition, introspection ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, 20th century, contemporary, 2000s ...
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.8
 275K
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: atmospheric, tense, captivating, clever, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, gangsters, organized crime, mafia, gang war, rise to the top, rivalry, society, family relations, crime, determination, leader ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.7
 965K
Goodfellas (1990)
Genre: Biography, 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.
Style: rough, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, organized crime, crimes, rise and fall, friends, fbi, criminal heroes, friendship, shooting, life is a bitch, mentor ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 70s, 60s, year 1955 ...
Place: florida, usa, new york, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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The Godfather Trilogy: 1901-1980 (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 583 min.
Story: The multigenerational saga of the rise and fall of the Corleone crime family.
Style: epic, surprise ending
Plot: cosa nostra, crime boss, perjury, world trade center manhattan new york city, military enlistment, convicted felon, baptism, steamship, first communion, fishing, cuban revolution, sex show ...
Time: 1950s, 1940s, 1960s, 1920s, 1910s ...
Place: new york, washington d.c., sicily italy, manhattan new york city, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 439K
Casino (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: The life of the gambling paradise – Las Vegas – and its dark mafia underbelly.
Style: realistic, clever, rough, stylized, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: casino, mafia, crime, organized crime, rise and fall, criminal heroes, blind ambition, crimes, drug abuse, fbi, greed, gangsters ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century, year 1973, year 1983 ...
Place: las vegas, usa, costa rica, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 265K
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, serious, suspenseful, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, fbi, organized crime, mentor, undercover, friends, crimes, law enforcement, investigation, crime, undercover agent ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1978
Place: new york, usa, colombia, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gang war, mob boss, corruption, irish, labor union, gangsters, crime, criminal heroes, ambition, tough heroes, organized crime ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, year 1975, year 1960 ...
Place: usa, ohio, cleveland ohio, ireland, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
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, saga, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, helicopter, christianity, organized crime, assassination, priest, confession, pope, lawyer, vatican, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s, year 1980, year 1979
Place: italy, usa, new york, europe, sicily ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 8.3
 702K
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, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, drug lord, cocaine, drug dealing, mafia, gunfight, rise and fall, mob boss, drug cartel, criminal heroes, drug abuse, organized crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: miami, cuba, usa, bolivia, colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 8.5
 1.1M
The Departed (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
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: tense, captivating, serious, surprise ending, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mole, mafia, crimes, working undercover, police, crime, undercover cop, mind game, undercover, organized crime, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa, harvard university, taiwan, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 229 min.
Story: A former Prohibition-era Jewish gangster returns to the Lower East Side of Manhattan over thirty years later, where he once again must confront the ghosts and regrets of his old life.
Style: atmospheric, rough, melancholic, breathtaking, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, rape, organized crime, friendship, criminal heroes, corruption, gangster, torture, murder, prohibition, gunfight, regret ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 60s, 1960s, 1920s ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 192K
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, suspenseful, bleak, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, gangsters, tragic hero, drug dealing, disco, violence, prison, ex convict, drug lord, crime, nightclub, haunted by the past ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, rough, captivating, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang war, crime boss, mafia, family relations, tough heroes, rise to the top, parents and children, dishonor among criminals, fight for supremacy, power struggle, family values, family tradition ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1950s, 1940s, 1920s
Place: europe, cuba, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 3K
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: realistic, gloomy, serious, rough, atmospheric
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, rivalry, crimes, honeymoon, daughter, grandson, organized crime, mafia, criminal heroes, crime, retired, take over ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century, 60s
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 2K
Bella Mafia (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Don Roberto Luciano turns informer for the biggest Mafia trial in history, but his family pays a terrible price.
Style: serious, captivating, tense, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: gangsters, mafia, murder, filicide, monastery, revenge, crime, betrayal, rivalry, family life, vengeance, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, captivating, suspenseful, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mob boss, mafia, crimes, criminal heroes, smuggling, businessman, politician, corruption, crime boss, americana, ambitious ...
Time: 20s, 1920s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, usa, chicago illinois, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 162K
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: realistic, suspenseful, captivating, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: brutality, gangsters, crime, corruption, violence, fbi, murder, organized crime, arms dealing, illness, crimes, gangster ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1995, year 2011, year 1982 ...
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, santa monica california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 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 ...
Style: serious, captivating, rough, bleak, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, crime, mafia, crimes, gangsters, criminal heroes, respect, power struggle, relatives, the underworld, mob boss, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: england, london, east end london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A Most Violent Year (2014)
Genre: Action, 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: tense, atmospheric, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: corruption, oil, american dream, capitalism, family business, business ethics, crime, ambition, power relations, crimes, mafia, family in danger ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 232K
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: serious, atmospheric, captivating, emotional, touching ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug lord, rise and fall, drug dealing, cocaine, drug cartel, gangsters, drug abuse, drug addiction, organized crime, friendship, drug use, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 70s, 60s, 50s ...
Place: california, latin america, mexico, colombia, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.8
 12K
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: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, organized crime, gangsters, criminal heroes, godfather, violence, crime, family relations, parents and children, ambition, danger, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1984, year 2002
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Cotton Club (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The story of the people that frequented Harlem's famous nightclubs, 'The Cotton Club', and those that ran it.
Style: captivating, atmospheric, realistic, intense, stylized ...
Plot: jazz, mafia, music, crime, rivalry, ambition, love triangle, love and romance, crimes, nightclub, gangsters, gang war ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 20s, 1930s, 1920s ...
Place: new york, usa, harlem, grand central station manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.3
 221K
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, serious, bleak ...
Plot: gangsters, smuggling, crimes, uninhibited rivalry, rebellion, rivalry, sheriff, great depression, crime, prohibition, gang, siblings relations ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1940, 1940s
Place: virginia, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 8.6
 658K
City of God (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Brazil, France, Germany
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Cidade de Deus is a shantytown that started during the 1960s and became one of Rio de Janeiro’s most dangerous places in the beginning of the 1980s. To tell the story of this place, the movie describes the life of various characters, all seen by ...
Style: rough, disturbing, bleak, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: gang, drug dealing, crimes, coming of age, urban ghetto life, gang war, juvenile delinquency, street gang, society, social decay, journalism, criminal heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, 1960s
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, stylized, tense, cynical, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, corruption, mafia, neo noir, betrayal, violence, love triangle, blackmail, mayor, gang war, bookies ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Gangs of New York (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
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: tense, rough, suspense, atmospheric, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, vengeance, gang war, organized crime, revenge, betrayal, gangsters, army, social decay, corruption, mob boss, criminal heroes ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s, 1860s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.0
 8K
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: suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friendship, betrayal, murder, gangsters, crime, vengeance, crimes, criminal heroes, dishonesty, tough heroes, blind ambition, organized crime ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 1910s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, las vegas, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.9
 90K
A Prophet (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 155 min.
Story: Sentenced to six years in prison, Malik El Djebena (Tahar Rahim) is alone in the world and can neither read nor write. On his arrival at the prison, he seems younger and more brittle than the others detained there. At once he falls under the sway of ...
Style: tense, bleak, rough, atmospheric, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, prison, muslim, gangsters, prison life, cruelty, convict, confined, racial slur, guilt, respect, power struggle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, marseille, paris france, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.3
 53K
Animal Kingdom (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Following the death of his mother, J finds himself living with his estranged family, under the watchful eye of his doting grandmother, Smurf, mother to the Cody boys. J quickly comes to believe that he is a player in this world. But, as he soon ...
Style: tense, bleak, realistic, atmospheric, rough ...
Plot: violence, crime, interrogation, armed robbery, drug dealer, heroin, gangsters, organized crime, mafia, law enforcement, crimes, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, melbourne, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%