Movies like The Godfather

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The Godfather (1972)
 9.2
 1.6M
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, epic, family saga, dramatic, realistic, stylized, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, organized crime, pride and honor, criminal heroes, crimes, gang war, cosa nostra, greed, mob boss, lawyer, power struggle, family business, crime family, corruption, family relations, shooting, family values, godparent, rise to the top, crime boss, gangster, honor, marriage, loss of son ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 40s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: italy, new york, europe, sicily, usa, bronx new york city, los angeles ...

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Most similar movies to The Godfather

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, stylized and rough films with plots about gangsters, organized crime, crimes, gangster, crime, mafia and murder mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Godfather: The Godfather: Part II (1974), Peaky Blinders (2013), The Sopranos (1999), 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, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, crimes, criminal heroes, ambition, rise to the top, organized crime, corruption, immigrants, melancholy, death, family relations ...
Time: 50s, 40s, 1920s, 1940s, 60s ...
Place: cuba, italy, new york, sicily, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 8.8
 299K
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: gangsters, gang, organized crime, gang war, society, rise to the top, rivalry, mafia, family relations, crime, leader, determination ...
Time: 1910s, 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: england, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 9.2
 282K
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, cynical, psychological, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, mafia, crime, criminal heroes, family relations, killings, family life, psychiatrist, crimes, ambition, introspection ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 1990s ...
Place: new jersey, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: surprise ending, epic
Plot: cosa nostra, crime boss, name change, landlord, mafia don, world war two veteran, mob violence, baptism, statue of liberty new york city, stabbed in the arm, movie studio, gang warfare ...
Time: 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1920s, 1910s ...
Place: las vegas, sicily italy, bronx new york city, washington d.c., new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 8.7
 986K
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, shooting, friendship, life is a bitch, mentor ...
Time: 50s, 70s, 60s, 20th century, year 1963 ...
Place: new york, florida, usa, bronx new york city, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 8.2
 449K
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, organized crime, crime, criminal heroes, rise and fall, crimes, blind ambition, gangsters, drug abuse, fbi, greed ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century, year 1973, year 1983 ...
Place: las vegas, usa, costa rica, los angeles, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 270K
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: gangsters, mafia, mentor, fbi, organized crime, neo noir, undercover, crimes, friends, investigation, law enforcement, crime ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1978
Place: new york, usa, colombia, manhattan new york city, empire state building 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, mob boss, gang war, gangsters, corruption, irish, labor union, crimes, crime, criminal heroes, ambition, tough heroes ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1975 ...
Place: usa, ohio, cleveland ohio, new york, ireland ...
⇓ 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, rough, captivating, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang war, crime boss, mafia, gangsters, graphic violence, family tradition, godparent, family values, rise and fall, ambition, power struggle, family business ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s ...
Place: italy, cuba, new york, europe
⇓ 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, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, helicopter, christianity, organized crime, assassination, family relations, priest, pope, lawyer, confession, vatican ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, year 1979, year 1980
Place: italy, new york, europe, usa, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 8.3
 717K
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, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, drug lord, cocaine, mafia, drug dealing, criminal heroes, gunfight, mob boss, drug cartel, rise and fall, drug abuse, organized crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: miami, cuba, usa, bolivia, colombia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 8.5
 1.2M
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, surprise ending, serious, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, mole, crimes, neo noir, working undercover, police, undercover cop, crime, mind game, undercover, organized crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa, china, taiwan, harvard university
⇓ 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, epic, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, corruption, rape, friendship, criminal heroes, gangster, torture, murder, prohibition, crimes, gunfight ...
Time: 60s, 1930s, 1920s, 30s, 1960s ...
Place: new york, usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 196K
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, bleak, suspenseful, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, gangsters, nightclub, tragic hero, drug dealing, disco, neo noir, violence, prison, ex convict, drug lord, crime ...
Time: 90s, 70s, 20th century, year 1975
Place: usa, new york, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ 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: atmospheric, realistic, rough, serious, gloomy
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, family relations, rivalry, crimes, honeymoon, daughter, grandson, mafia, organized crime, execution, urban, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, 80s
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 164K
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: captivating, suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, brutality, corruption, crime, violence, fbi, murder, organized crime, arms dealing, crimes, illness, gangster ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, year 2011, year 1975 ...
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, santa monica california, miami ...
⇓ 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, suspenseful, tense, realistic ...
Plot: gangsters, mafia, murder, monastery, filicide, revenge, betrayal, family life, crime, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 10K
Hoodlum (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In 1934, the second most lucrative business in New York City was running "the numbers". When, Madam Queen, the powerful woman who runs the scam in Harlem, is arrested. Ellsworth "Bumpy" Johnson takes over the business and must ...
Style: stylized, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, violence, murder, dutch, bandit, blood, crimes, crime, psychopath, gambling, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, harlem, usa, illinois, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.1
 129K
Payback (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: With friends like these, who needs enemies? That's the question bad guy Porter is left asking after his wife and partner steal his heist money and leave him for dead -- or so they think. Five months and an endless reservoir of bitterness later, ...
Style: twists and turns, rough, suspenseful, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: neo noir, vengeance, robbery, money, betrayal, violence, mafia, crimes, organized crime, criminal heroes, gangsters, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, new york
⇓ 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: suspenseful, atmospheric, captivating, tense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, crimes, criminal heroes, mob boss, smuggling, businessman, corruption, politician, crime boss, americana, ambitious ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, usa, atlantic city new jersey, new york, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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: gangsters, friendship, betrayal, murder, crimes, crime, vengeance, criminal heroes, dishonesty, tough heroes, blind ambition, organized crime ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, las vegas, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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: gangsters, betrayal, mafia, crime, crimes, criminal heroes, mob boss, respect, power struggle, relatives, dishonesty, ex convict ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, 90s
Place: london, england, east end london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A Most Violent Year (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
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: immigrants, corruption, oil, american dream, capitalism, family business, business ethics, crimes, crime, ambition, power relations, mafia ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981, 70s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.6
 236K
Blow (2001)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
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: atmospheric, serious, captivating, emotional, touching ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug lord, rise and fall, drug dealing, cocaine, drug cartel, drug abuse, drug addiction, drug use, gangsters, friendship, organized crime, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 70s, 50s, 60s, 90s, 80s ...
Place: california, latin america, usa, mexico, colombia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.9
 92K
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, gangsters, muslim, prison life, cruelty, convict, confined, racial slur, guilt, respect, rebellion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, marseille, paris france, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
American Gangster (2007)
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: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, drug lord, mob boss, mafia, drug traffic, police corruption, heroin, drug trafficking, smuggling, rise and fall, criminal heroes ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s, 1990s ...
Place: new york, usa, harlem, bronx new york city, new jersey ...
⇓ 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: realistic, captivating, atmospheric, intense, stylized ...
Plot: jazz, mafia, gangsters, music, crimes, crime, rivalry, ambition, love triangle, love and romance, nightclub, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 1920s, 30s, 20s ...
Place: new york, usa, harlem, grand central station manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: stylized, tense, rough, suspense, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, vengeance, gang war, organized crime, gangsters, revenge, betrayal, army, social decay, corruption, mob boss, criminal heroes ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 1840s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 8.6
 683K
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, juvenile delinquency, urban ghetto life, coming of age, gang war, street gang, society, life is a bitch, social decay, journalism ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 80s, 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: neo noir, gangsters, corruption, organized crime, mafia, betrayal, violence, blackmail, jewish, mayor, love triangle, gang war ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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