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The Black Donnellys (2007)
 8.1
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The Black Donnellys (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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 gangster Joey "Ice Cream," this gritty series bears witness to the Donnelly brothers' sudden involvement in organized crime, focusing on how they go from boys to mobsters, and showing how their new life affects their relationships with friends, family and lovers.
Style: rough, captivating, realistic, suspenseful, serious, gloomy
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, murder, crimes, vengeance, mafia, brother brother relationship, blind ambition, family business, gang, family relations, family life, corruption, gang war, ethnic, dishonesty, mob boss, young man, criminal heroes, regret, siblings relations, rivalry, suspicion, uninhibited rivalry, irish, childhood sweetheart ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa

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Most similar movies to The Black Donnellys

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, rough and suspenseful films and TV series with plots about crimes, crime, rivalry, gangsters, organized crime, murder and criminal heroes mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Black Donnellys: Peaky Blinders (2013), Ray Donovan (2013), Gomorrah (2014), The Sopranos (1999), Power (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Peaky Blinders (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, captivating, tense, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, gang, organized crime, gang war, power struggle, mob boss, crimes, determination, cruelty, mafia, rivalry, society ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1920s, 20s
Place: england, ireland
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 8.3
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Ray Donovan (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Set in the sprawling mecca of the rich and famous, Ray Donovan does the dirty work for LA's top power players, and makes their problems disappear. His father's unexpected release from prison sets off a chain of events that shakes the ...
Style: serious, clever, tense, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: power relations, crimes, hollywood, identity crisis, family relations, intrigue, family secret, family problems, blackmail, teamwork, fbi, businessman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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67%
 8.7
 30K
Gomorrah (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, Germany
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
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: tense, captivating, serious, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: drug lord, mafia, rivalry, crimes, crime, urban ghetto life, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, gang war, mob boss, social decay, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 9.2
 303K
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: dark humor, cynical, serious, captivating, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, mafia, family relations, crime, criminal heroes, killings, family life, crimes, psychiatrist, ambition, introspection ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 1990s ...
Place: new jersey, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Power (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: James “Ghost” St. Patrick has it all: a beautiful wife, a gorgeous Manhattan penthouse, and the hottest, up-and-coming new nightclub in New York. His club, Truth, caters to the elite: the famous and infamous boldface names that run the city that ...
Style: tense, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: drug dealing, nightclub, nightlife, ambition, money laundering, crimes, organized crime, nightclub owner, temptation, double life, business venture, businessman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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67%
 7.7
 7K
Brotherhood (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A working-class Irish family rules a city built on loyalty and corruption. The Caffee brothers, Tommy, a rising politician desperate for reelection, and Michael, a hardened criminal returning from seven years on the run and eager to reclaim his ...
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, clever ...
Plot: politician, organized crime, dysfunctional family, irish, family relations, profanity, political corruption, ambition, family problems, crimes, criminal heroes, politics ...
Place: rhode island, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.3
 587
Mafiosa (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 416 min.
TV show
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, serious, suspenseful, rough, semi serious ...
Plot: murder, mafia, crimes, rivalry, family business, criminal's revenge, betrayal, gang, gangsters, drug dealing, family problems, police corruption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
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38%
 7.8
 8K
The Take (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
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, mob boss, criminal heroes, mafia, betrayal, crimes, crime, respect, power struggle, relatives, ex convict, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, 90s
Place: london, england, east end london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Underbelly (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, History, Mystery
Country: Australia
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, captivating, rough, realistic, anthology
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang war, organized crime, mafia, violence spree, family relations, power struggle, gang, gangsters, deadly, mystery, criminal heroes, trial ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, 20th century, contemporary, 1990s ...
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.5
 6K
Love/Hate (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 51 min.
TV show
Story: Modern-day underworld characters Nidge and John Boy wrestle for control of Dublin's illicit drug trade in this forceful crime drama.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, tense, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: organized crime, life is a bitch, rivalry, gang, addiction, drugs/alcohol, criminal heroes, crimes, gang war, ex convict, outlaw, criminal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.2
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The Last Don (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 258 min.
TV show
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, realistic, rough, atmospheric, gloomy
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, family relations, rivalry, crimes, honeymoon, organized crime, mafia, daughter, grandson, criminal heroes, aging, unfulfillment ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.0
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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: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, friendship, betrayal, murder, crimes, crime, vengeance, criminal heroes, tough heroes, blind ambition, dishonesty, organized crime ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 1910s
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 8.4
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Brigada (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 750 min.
TV show
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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: mafia, organized crime, crimes, criminal heroes, gang, russian, russian mafia, mob boss, crime boss, gangsters, murder, crime ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: russia, moscow russia
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31%
 9.2
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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: captivating, serious, rough, atmospheric, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, organized crime, pride and honor, criminal heroes, gang war, crimes, lawyer, cosa nostra, mob boss, greed, corruption ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 40s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: italy, new york, europe, sicily, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Ash Wednesday (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Ash Wednesday is set in the Manhattan of the early 1980's and is about a pair of Irish-American brothers who become embroiled in a conflict with the Irish Mob.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, intense ...
Plot: hitman, gangsters, betrayal, murder, love triangle, vengeance, crimes, crime, couple relations, haunted by the past, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, year 1980, year 1983
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.5
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Widows (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 273 min.
TV show
Story: The widows of three men killed while trying to steal a famous painting, join forces to find their husband's killers and finish off the job of stealing the painting.
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, investigation, adventure, vengeance, rivalry, deadly, betrayal, track down, widow, crime, crime gone awry, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Low Winter Sun (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Low Winter Sun is an American television drama series developed by Chris Mundy, starring Mark Strong and Lennie James. The series premiered on August 11, 2013, on AMC, with the first season consisting of ten episodes. It is based upon the 2006 ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: police detective, murder, vengeance, perfect crime, rivalry, deadly, police corruption, law enforcement, right and wrong, dishonesty, graphic violence, corrupt law enforcer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.8
 3K
Spotless (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, tense, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, family problems, haunted by the past, disorder, graphic violence, gangsters, drugs/alcohol, brother brother relationship, murder, crime scene, crime boss, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 1K
Kingpin (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Rule the family. Control the empire. A Change in power looms imminent in the drug cartel family.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug cartel, drug smuggling, crimes, drug dealing, family relations, police corruption, rivalry, partners, working undercover, siblings relations, family life, drug abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa, el paso texas, houston texas, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
New York Undercover (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: New York Undercover is an American police drama that aired on the Fox television network from 1994 to 1998. The series stars Malik Yoba as Detective J.C. Williams and Michael DeLorenzo as Detective Eddie Torres, two undercover detectives in New York ...
Style: serious, captivating, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: law enforcement, crimes, society, criminal heroes, working undercover, city life, police detective, gang, police, violence, black cop, urban ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.1
 452
West 32nd (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: South Korea, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When John Kim, an ambitious young lawyer, takes on a pro bono case to exonerate a fourteen-year-old boy from a first degree murder charge, he finds a world he never knew existed in the underbelly of Manhattan - the Korean underworld.
Style: atmospheric, tense, captivating, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: gangsters, lawyer, ambition, crimes, mafia, fish out of water, murder, korean american, danger, rivalry, crime, hotshot lawyer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city, manhattan new york city, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.6
 3K
Red Widow (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: When Marta Walraven's mob husband is brutally murdered, she takes on gangsters and the FBI to unveil the truth about his death. As she digs into this dark underworld, she'll test her own strength, relying on her resourcefulness, ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic, captivating
Audience: chick flick
Plot: intrigue, family relations, unlikely criminals, vengeance, dishonesty, crimes, parents and children, death of husband, suburbs, drug lord, rivalry, organized crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.6
 12K
Magic City (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
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: atmospheric, tense, serious, stylized, sexy ...
Plot: mob boss, organized crime, hotel, maid, gangsters, lifestyle, ambition, intrigue, power struggle, dishonesty, rivalry, crimes ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1959
Place: miami, usa, miami beach
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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The Ministers (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A NYPD detective attempts to avenge the death of her father, but unwittingly becomes involved with one of his killers.
Style: tense, serious, captivating, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: vengeance, crimes, rivalry, danger, profanity, deadly, law enforcement, unlikely couple, murder, graphic violence, romancing a criminal, strong violent content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Last Don II (1998)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 240 min.
TV show
Story: As the elder don dies, his young heir moves into the position. He quickly proves to be as ruthless as he tries to discover who has launched a plot to overthrow his rule and may be infiltrating other families. In a left over plot line, his aunt ...
Style: rough, stylized, suspenseful, bleak, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, gangsters, family relations, catholic, autism, crime, criminal heroes, dishonesty, betrayal, crimes, investigation, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: rough, stylized, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, vengeance, revenge, organized crime, gang war, gangsters, betrayal, criminal heroes, courage, army, social decay, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 1840s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 8.5
 261K
Sons of Anarchy (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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, exciting, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: biker, motorcycle gang, gang, crime, crimes, family relations, motorcycle, friends, power struggle, group of criminals, arms dealing, prison ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, northern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
This Thing of Ours (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Using the Internet and global satellites, a group of gangsters pull off the biggest bank heist in the Mafia's history.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gangsters, chases and races, master criminal, cons and scams, crimes, betrayal, crime gone awry, dishonesty, partners, criminal heroes, bank ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.0
 286
Guns (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 172 min.
TV show
Story: A high profile arms dealer comes under increased police scrutiny when his teenage son is implicated in the murder of a senator's father. British expatriate Paul Duguid (Colm Feore) is an international arms dealer accredited by numerous ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough
Plot: society, dishonesty, law enforcement, rivalry, crimes, family relations, who to trust, city life, police detective, arms dealer, gangsters, arms dealing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, usa, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.1
 616
My Kingdom (2001)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: Italy, UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A powerful dynasty, headed by a charismatic, manipulative father, falls when he decides to hand over his criminal empire to his three corrupt and power-hungry daughters. Kath runs a brothel down by the docks, Tracy owns a soccer team and Jo, a ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: rivalry, family relations, vengeance, murder, parents and children, drug dealing, dishonesty, betrayal, deadly, prostitute, crimes, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%