Movies like Lord of War

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Lord of War (2005)
 7.6
 301K
Lord of War (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: France, Germany, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Yuri Orlov is a globetrotting arms dealer and, through some of the deadliest war zones, he struggles to stay one step ahead of a relentless Interpol agent, his business rivals and even some of his customers who include many of the world's most notorious dictators. Finally, he must also face his own conscience.
Style: clever, cynical, realistic, suspense, disturbing, thought provoking, factual, harsh, tense, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: arms dealer, corruption, arms dealing, smuggling, cold war, greed, millionaire, interpol, rise and fall, human nature, criminal heroes, pride and honor, notoriety, warlord, cruelty, crime, rags to riches, drug addiction, drugs/alcohol, civil war, cocaine, betrayal, cynic, success, deception ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, 2000s, year 1983, year 1982, year 1991 ...
Place: bolivia, europe, africa, new york, brooklyn new york city, beirut lebanon, latin america

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Most similar movies to Lord of War

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspense, stylized and rough films with plots about gangsters, crimes, violence, crime, corruption, revenge and betrayal mostly in Crime, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like Lord of War: War Dogs (2016), The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), Gold (2016), The Way of the Gun (2000), The Sicilian (1987). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.1
 191K
War Dogs (2016)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama, War
Country: USA, Cambodia, Romania
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Based on the true story of two young men, David Packouz and Efraim Diveroli, who won a $300 million contract from the Pentagon to arm America's allies in Afghanistan.
Style: intense, funny, suspense, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: arms dealer, corruption, smuggling, rise and fall, military, friendship, betrayal, con artists, cheating, gunrunner, firearm, weapons ...
Time: 21st century, year 2005, year 2008, 2000s
Place: iraq, usa, nevada, las vegas, miami ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: A New York stockbroker refuses to cooperate in a large securities fraud case involving corruption on Wall Street, corporate banking world and mob infiltration. Based on Jordan Belfort's autobiography.
Style: clever, realistic, motivational, cynical, captivating ...
Plot: money, rise and fall, corruption, success, dark humor, greed, corporate crimes, deception, stock broker, rags to riches, money laundering, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1987 ...
Place: new york, usa, geneva switzerland, big ben london, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 6.7
 60K
Gold (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Kenny Wells, a modern-day prospector, hustler, and dreamer, is desperate for a lucky break. Left with few options, Wells teams up with an equally luckless geologist to execute a grandiose, last-ditch effort: to find gold deep in the uncharted jungle ...
Style: tense, suspense, intellectual, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gold, jungle, greed, business, cheating, ugly american, mining, money, justice, life philosophy, treasure hunt, rags to riches ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s, year 1988
Place: indonesia, southeast asia, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Way of the Gun (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Two criminal drifters without sympathy get more than they bargained for after kidnapping and holding for ransom the surrogate mother of a powerful and shady man.
Style: twists and turns, cynical, rough, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ransom, kidnapping, gangsters, gunfight, crime gone awry, criminal, crimes, crime, money, surrogate mother, disorder, confined ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 5.4
 5K
The Sicilian (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Egocentric bandit Salvatore Guiliano fights the Church, the Mafia, and the landed gentry while leading a populist movement for Sicilian independence.
Style: serious, realistic, intense, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: betrayal, sicilian, gunfight, crimes, leadership, ambition, political unrest, society, dishonesty, politics, class differences, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: sicily, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 9.2
 323K
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: cynical, serious, captivating, psychological, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, mafia, crime, dark humor, criminal heroes, killings, crimes, family relations, family life, psychiatrist, ambition ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 1990s ...
Place: new jersey, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Brooklyn's Finest (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Enforcing the law within the notoriously rough Brownsville section of the city and especially within the Van Dyke housing projects is the NYPD's sixty-fifth precinct. Three police officers struggle with the sometimes fine line between right and ...
Style: tense, realistic, bleak, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, guilt, police brutality, nypd, deception, corruption, police, undercover cop, police detective, desperation, robbery, rookie ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, usa, new jersey, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 172K
Layer Cake (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When a seemingly straight-forward drug deal goes awry, XXXX has to break his die-hard rules and turn up the heat, not only to outwit the old regime and come out on top, but to save his own skin...
Style: neo noir, twists and turns, tense, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, greed, drug lord, drug dealing, organized crime, betrayal, flirting, cocaine, murder, going straight, criminal heroes, cheating ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 90s, 20th century, 1990s ...
Place: london, england, europe, zurich switzerland, netherlands ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.2
 167K
American Made (2017)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Japan, Colombia
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The true story of pilot Barry Seal, who transported contraband for the CIA and the Medellin cartel in the 1980s.
Style: factual, humorous, exciting, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: money laundering, drug cartel, drug trafficking, pilot, cia, bare ass, true crime, cocaine, cia agent, illegal drugs, united states of america, arms smuggling ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1978, year 1983, year 1986 ...
Place: usa, colombia, latin america, panama, arkansas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.9
 1.9M
Pulp Fiction (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: A burger-loving hit man, his philosophical partner, a drug-addled gangster's moll and a washed-up boxer converge in this sprawling, comedic crime caper. Their adventures unfurl in three stories that ingeniously trip back and forth in time.
Style: neo noir, exciting, witty, interesting, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dark humor, crimes, gunfight, hitman, drugs, cocaine, crime, drugs/alcohol, twists & turns, criminal heroes, heroin, multiple storylines ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Buffalo Soldiers (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Set just before the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, Sgt. Ray Elwood is an American soldier stationed at a German army camp. A soldier because a judge gave him a choice between the army and jail, Ray spends much of his free time cooking cocaine for ...
Style: cynical, humorous, semi serious, stylized, clever ...
Plot: drug dealing, corruption, soldier, army, military base, military life, black market, arms dealing, bribery, military, profanity, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1989, 70s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, hawaii, west germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 148K
Wall Street (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A young and impatient stockbroker is willing to do anything to get to the top, including trading on illegal inside information taken through a ruthless and greedy corporate raider whom takes the youth under his wing.
Style: suspense, realistic, captivating, serious, intense ...
Plot: wall street, stock broker, yuppie, corporate crimes, stock exchange, ambition, businessman, betrayal, lawyer, top executive, union, moral dilemma ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 242K
RocknRolla (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, France
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When a Russian mobster sets up a real estate scam that generates millions of pounds, various members of London's criminal underworld pursue their share of the fortune. Various shady characters, including Mr One-Two, Stella the accountant, and ...
Style: twists and turns, surprise ending, talky, stylized, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, corruption, cons and scams, crimes, dark humor, gang leader, organized crime, crime, crime gone awry, mafia, graphic violence, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
14%
 7.1
 12K
Paid in Full (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Ace is an impressionable young man working for a dry cleaning business. His friend, drug dealer Mitch goes to prison. In an unrelated incident, he finds some cocaine in a pants pocket. Soon, Ace finds himself dealing cocaine for Lulu. Via lucky ...
Style: rough, tense, serious, realistic, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: urban ghetto, rise and fall, gang, organized crime, street life, cocaine, profanity, drug dealing, criminal heroes, social decay, graphic violence, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1986
Place: harlem, new york, usa, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.7
 33K
New Jack City (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A gangster, Nino, is in the Cash Money Brothers, making a million dollars every week selling crack. A cop, Scotty, discovers that the only way to infiltrate the gang is to become a dealer himself.
Style: serious, tense, captivating, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang war, gangsters, gang, chase, urban ghetto, drug dealing, friendship, betrayal, crime, crimes, addiction, rise and fall ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: harlem, new york, usa, turkey, harlem manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
We Own the Night (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A New York nightclub manager tries to save his brother and father from Russian mafia hitmen.
Style: rough, serious, captivating, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, heroin, law enforcement, gangsters, nightclub, crime, crimes, mafia, siblings relations, parents and children, parent child relationship, party ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1988, 70s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.0
 105K
Get the Gringo (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A career criminal (Gibson) nabbed by Mexican authorities is placed in a tough prison where he learns to survive with the help of a 9-year-old boy.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, intense, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, prison, lone hero, prison life, confined, prison gang, thief, prison escape, gang, corruption, crime, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america, tijuana mexico, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 9.2
 1.7M
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, epic, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, organized crime, greed, pride and honor, criminal heroes, gang war, crimes, lawyer, cosa nostra, mob boss, crime boss ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 40s, 1950s, 20th century ...
Place: italy, new york, europe, sicily, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Movie in collections
 7.1
 134K
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: neo noir, twists and turns, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, money, robbery, organized crime, betrayal, mafia, crimes, criminal heroes, anti hero, gangsters, dishonesty, disorder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, chicago illinois, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: When two brothers organize the robbery of their parents' jewelry store, the job goes horribly wrong, triggering a series of events that send them and their family hurtling towards a shattering climax.
Style: neo noir, bleak, realistic, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: robbery, dysfunctional family, blackmail, debt, crime gone awry, jewelry store, crime, crimes, greed, plan gone awry, deception, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, brazil, rio de janeiro, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.9
 173K
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, realistic, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, corruption, crime, brutality, fbi, murder, organized crime, arms dealing, crimes, illness, mafia, gangster ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, year 1981, year 1995 ...
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, miami, santa monica california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, gangsters, gang war, organized crime, corruption, irish, assassination attempt, crime, crimes, power struggle, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, year 1960, year 1977 ...
Place: usa, ohio, cleveland ohio, new york, brooklyn new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, dramatic, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, crimes, organized crime, melancholy, criminal heroes, ambition, rise to the top, corruption, immigrants, pride and honor, family relations ...
Time: 50s, 40s, 20th century, 1940s, 1920s ...
Place: cuba, italy, new york, las vegas, sicily ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Movie in collections
 5.6
 7K
Deuces Wild (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: 1950s New York City. A bad and bloody gang war is about to erupt on the dysfunctional streets of Brooklyn. The Deuces at war with the vicious Vipers. Scott Kalvert directs this tale of lust, drugs, mayhem and madness during one hot summer on the ...
Style: realistic, intense, harsh, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gang, crimes, crime, vengeance, rivalry, friends, uninhibited rivalry, society, youth, drug dealing, drug addiction, drug overdose ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, 80s
Place: usa, new york, brooklyn new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.4
 207K
Pain & Gain (2013)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Daniel Lugo, manager of the Sun Gym in 1990s Miami, decides that there is only one way to achieve his version of the American dream: extortion. To achieve his goal, he recruits musclemen Paul and Adrian as accomplices. After several failed attempts, ...
Style: humorous, realistic, disturbing, semi serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: american dream, athlete's life, friends, crime, crimes, group of criminals, ambition, buddies, partners, stupidity, dark humor, kidnapping ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1994, 1990s, year 1995 ...
Place: miami, florida, usa, bahamas, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
12%
Natural Born Killers (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Two victims of traumatized childhoods become lovers and psychopathic serial murderers irresponsibly glorified by the mass media.
Style: controversial, sadistic, atmospheric, brutal, cult film ...
Plot: dark humor, violence, mass murder, serial killer, psychopath, murderous pair, sadism, violence spree, criminal heroes, insanity, cruelty, hallucination ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: london, tokyo, nevada, paris france, new mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Snitch Cartel (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Colombia, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The real life story of Andres Lopez Lopez aka "Frecita" during his years involved with the Colombian Cartel aka "Cartel Norte del Valle"
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, stylized, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, crimes, gangsters, organized crime, rise to the top, ambition, gang, drugs/alcohol, drug dealing, money, violence, drugs ...
Place: colombia, latin america, florida, usa, miami ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.0
 9K
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, dishonesty, blind ambition, organized crime ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 1910s
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Gangster Land (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The story of America's most famous mobsters and their rise to power. Examine Al Capone's ascension through the eyes of his second in command, “Machine Gun” Jack McGurn.
Style: suspenseful, stylized, atmospheric, rough, realistic ...
Plot: mafia, organized crime, mob boss, gangsters, crime boss, corruption, rivalry, politics, intrigue, drugs/alcohol, crimes, shooting ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 3.8
 220
Madso's War (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A power vacuum develops when the top mob boss flees a federal indictment.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, rivalry, crimes, criminal heroes, uninhibited rivalry, swashbuckler, murder, betrayal, gunfight, violence, mafia, bandit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%