Movies like Public Enemies

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Public Enemies (2009)
 7.0
 273K
Public Enemies (2009)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Depression-era bank robber John Dillinger's charm and audacity endear him to much of America's downtrodden public, but he's also a thorn in the side of J. Edgar Hoover and the fledgling FBI. Desperate to capture the elusive outlaw, Hoover makes Dillinger his first Public Enemy Number One and assigns his top agent, Melvin Purvis, the task of bringing him in dead or alive.
Style: serious, atmospheric, rough, suspenseful, suspense, factual, exciting, intense, stylized, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, bank robbery, gunfight, master criminal, criminal heroes, shooting, crime, chase, organized crime, crimes, special agents, fbi, legendary, tough guy, hunt down, incompetent police, group of criminals, scheme, gang, torture, on the run, police brutality, interrogation, escape attempt, escape ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 70s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, illinois, romania, arizona, indiana, michigan ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and rough films with plots about gangsters, crime, crimes, murder, violence, gangster and criminal heroes mostly in Crime, Drama and Biography genres. Some movies like Public Enemies: Black Mass (2015), Gangster Squad (2013), Donnie Brasco (1997), Lawless (2012), Blow (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.9
 163K
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 1985, year 1981 ...
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, santa monica california, miami ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 202K
Gangster Squad (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Los Angeles, 1949. Ruthless, Brooklyn-born mob king Mickey Cohen runs the show in this town, reaping the ill-gotten gains from the drugs, the guns, the prostitutes and — if he has his way — every wire bet placed west of Chicago. And he does it ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mob boss, organized crime, gangsters, tough law enforcer, crimes, corruption, mafia, police brutality, fighting crime, law enforcement, squad, partners ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 50s, year 1949 ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 267K
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, undercover, crimes, friends, investigation, law enforcement, crime, undercover agent ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1978
Place: new york, usa, colombia, miami, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 222K
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, serious, bleak, rough ...
Plot: gangsters, smuggling, crimes, uninhibited rivalry, rivalry, rebellion, sheriff, gang, great depression, crime, prohibition, siblings relations ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1940
Place: virginia, usa, appalachia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.6
 234K
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: serious, atmospheric, captivating, emotional, touching ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug lord, rise and fall, drug dealing, cocaine, drug cartel, drug abuse, drug addiction, organized crime, gangsters, drug use, friendship, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 70s, 50s, 80s, 90s, 60s ...
Place: california, latin america, colombia, mexico, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Mesrine Part 2: Public Enemy #1 (2008)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 133 min.
Story: The story of Jacques Mesrine, France's public enemy No. 1 during the 1970s. After nearly two decades of legendary criminal feats -- from multiple bank robberies and to prison breaks -- Mesrine was gunned down by the French police in Paris.
Style: rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, robbery, crime, crimes, french, torture, chase, notoriety, against the rules, mob boss, criminal heroes, cruelty ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 554K
Heat (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 170 min.
Story: Obsessive master thief, Neil McCauley leads a top-notch crew on various daring heists throughout Los Angeles while determined detective, Vincent Hanna pursues him without rest. Each man recognizes and respects the ability and the dedication of the ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, bleak, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master criminal, heist, gunfight, robbery, thief, bank robbery, neo noir, group of criminals, crimes, crime, one last job, police detective ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 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, mafia, mole, crimes, working undercover, police, crime, undercover cop, mind game, undercover, neo noir, organized crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa, harvard university, china, taiwan
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Bonnie and Clyde is based on the true stories of the gangster pair Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow who in the 1930s began robbing banks in U.S. cities until they were eventually killed. The film is a major landmark in the aesthetic movement known as ...
Style: disturbing, exciting, suspenseful, captivating, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, lovers on the run, heist, gang, crimes, chase, murderous pair, fugitives, love and romance, on the road, partners, bank robbery ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 60s, 1960s
Place: texas, usa, oklahoma, missouri, dallas texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Mesrine Part 1: Killer Instinct (2008)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Canada, Italy
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Jacques Mesrine, a loyal son and dedicated soldier, is back home and living with his parents after serving in the Algerian War. Soon he is seduced by the neon glamour of sixties Paris and the easy money it presents. Mentored by Guido, Mesrine turns ...
Style: rough, tense, bleak, realistic, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: romancing a criminal, robbery, mafia, rise to the top, crime, organized crime, gangsters, against the rules, crimes, criminal heroes, mob boss, prison life ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1960s, 20th century, 1950s ...
Place: france, paris france, montreal, europe, canada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.8
 289K
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, captivating, tense, clever, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, gang, organized crime, rise to the top, gang war, society, rivalry, mafia, family relations, crime, determination, leader ...
Time: 1910s, 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 339K
The Town (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Doug MacRay is a longtime thief, who, smarter than the rest of his crew, is looking for his chance to exit the game. When a bank job leads to the group kidnapping an attractive branch manager, he takes on the role of monitoring her – but their ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, exciting, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, romancing a criminal, gunfight, bank robbery, gang, group of criminals, ex convict, robbery, criminal heroes, girlfriend, thief, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: massachusetts, boston, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.9
 151K
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: realistic, brutal, tense, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, twins, crimes, crime, gang, rise and fall, violence, mental illness, organized crime, brother brother relationship, husband wife relationship, violent ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, 1960s, year 1957 ...
Place: london, england, scotland yard, east end london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.7
 3K
Capone (1975)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The story of the rise and fall of the infamous Chicago gangster Al Capone and the control he exhibited over the city during the prohibition years.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rise and fall, gangsters, police investigation, gunfight, jail, crimes, tough heroes, rivalry, gang, criminal heroes, murder, street shootout ...
Time: 20s, 1920s, 1930s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, violence, murder, blood, dutch, bandit, crime, crimes, dishonesty, rivalry, gambling, psychopath ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, harlem, usa, illinois, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, friendship, betrayal, murder, crime, crimes, vengeance, criminal heroes, tough heroes, dishonesty, blind ambition, organized crime ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, las vegas, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.4
 24K
Thief (1981)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Frank is an expert professional safecracker, specialized in high-profile diamond heists. He plans to use his ill-gotten income to retire from crime and build a nice life for himself complete with a home, wife and kids. To accelerate the process, he ...
Style: stylized, tense, atmospheric, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: neo noir, safecracker, betrayal, storage unit, one last job, heist, thief, convict, safe, car dealer, car salesman, crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: chicago illinois, illinois, usa, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Western
Country: USA, Canada, UK
Duration: 160 min.
Story: Outlaw Jesse James is rumored to be the 'fastest gun in the West'. An eager recruit into James' notorious gang, Robert Ford eventually grows jealous of the famed outlaw and, when Robert and his brother sense an opportunity to kill ...
Style: tense, psychological, realistic, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination, betrayal, gang, depression, rivalry, sheriff, crime, crimes, vengeance, deadly, downfall, old west ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1880s, 1890s
Place: missouri, kentucky, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.0
 4K
Dillinger (1973)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The life of American public enemy number one who was shot by the police in 1934. After a shoot-out kills five FBI agents in Kansas City the Bureau target John Dillinger as one of the men to hunt down. Waiting for him to break Federal law they sort ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, tommy gun, prison escape, gang, jail, bandit, gunfight, bank robber, true crime, violence, murder, prostitute ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: usa, kansas, indiana, romania, tucson arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
16%
The St. Valentine's Day Massacre (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Chicago February 14th 1929. Al Capone finally establishes himself as the city's boss of organised crime. In a north-side garage his hoods, dressed as policemen, surprise and mow down with machine-guns the key members of Bugs Moran's rival ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, death, true crime, valentine's day, gunfight, gun violence, historical figure, deadly, gang, crimes, crime, criminal heroes ...
Time: 1920s, 60s, 1930s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 4.1
 980
Public Enemies (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ma Barker (Theresa Russell) and her sons rob banks, shoot people and wind up at the top of the FBI's "most wanted" list in the 1930s.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: gangsters, heist, crimes, crime, dishonesty, missing person, special agents, criminal heroes, confined, law enforcement, criminal, robbery ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.8
 25K
Bugsy (1991)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: New York gangster Ben 'Bugsy' Siegel takes a brief business trip to Los Angeles. A sharp-dressing womanizer with a foul temper, Siegel doesn't hesitate to kill or maim anyone crossing him. In L.A. the life, the movies, and most of all ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: hollywood, casino, gangsters, crimes, crime, rise and fall, ambition, money, elimination, bohemian life, love affair, gambling ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s, 70s
Place: las vegas, usa, new york, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.6
 21K
Hoffa (1992)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Jack Nicholson's portrait of union leader James R. Hoffa, as seen through the eyes of his friend, Bobby Ciaro (Danny DeVito). The film follows Hoffa through his countless battles with the RTA and President Roosevelt all the way to a conclusion ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: labor union, gangsters, politics, crimes, rise and fall, social activist, political corruption, political intrigue, ambition, state affairs, rebellion, americana ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 1930s, 1940s, 50s ...
Place: detroit, new york, michigan, usa, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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, rape, organized crime, corruption, friendship, criminal heroes, gangster, murder, torture, prohibition, crimes, gunfight ...
Time: 60s, 1930s, 1920s, 30s, 1960s ...
Place: new york, usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Untouchables (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Young Treasury Agent Elliot Ness arrives in Chicago and is determined to take down Al Capone, but it's not going to be easy because Capone has the police in his pocket. Ness meets Jimmy Malone, a veteran patrolman and probably the most ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, serious, captivating, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, organized crime, smuggling, gangsters, tough law enforcer, bribery, trial, crimes, crime, tough cop, police investigation, fighting crime ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20s, 20th century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, drug traffic, police corruption, mafia, 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 ⇓
30%
Dillinger and Capone (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In 1934, J. Edgar Hoover and the boys made headlines for mowing down John Dillinger in a hail of bullets outside Chicago's Biograph theater. But in fact, according to this Jon Purdy gangster thriller, the Feds iced Dillinger's brother. ...
Style: rough, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, serious
Plot: gangsters, master criminal, fighting crime, crimes, bank robbery, manhunt, law enforcement, folk hero, deadly, dishonesty, criminal heroes, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 30s, 20th century, 40s
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 4.8
 13K
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: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, gangsters, organized crime, violence, godfather, family relations, parents and children, crime, crimes, danger, ambition, father son relationship ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, year 2002, year 1984 ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.9
 23K
In Cold Blood (1967)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A 1967 film based on Truman Capote's book of the same name. After a botched robbery results in the brutal murder of a rural family, two drifters elude police, in the end coming to terms with their own mortality and the repercussions of their ...
Style: disturbing, gloomy, tense, rough, realistic ...
Plot: murder, confession, execution, hanging, interrogation, friendship, death sentence, death row, gas station, on the run, farmer, true crime ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 60s, year 1960, year 1965 ...
Place: kansas, usa, texas, midwest, alaska ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.7
 30K
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, captivating, tense, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang war, gangsters, gang, chase, drug dealing, friendship, betrayal, crimes, crime, addiction, urban ghetto, rise and fall ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: harlem, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, turkey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%