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Rise of the Footsoldier (2007)
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Rise of the Footsoldier (2007)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Rise of the Footsoldier follows the inexorable rise of Carlton Leach from one of the most feared generals of the football terraces to becoming a member of a notorious gang of criminals who rampaged their way through London and Essex in the late eighties and early nineties.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, tense, suspense, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang war, drug abuse, gang, betrayal, police investigation, partners in crime, drug lord, vicious, criminal heroes, rivalry, dishonor among criminals, violence, soccer, axe, police, criminal, murder, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, hoodlum, gangsters, crimes, sport, success, drug dealing, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: england, london, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, rough and suspenseful films with plots about crimes, gangsters, crime, criminal heroes, gang, rivalry and gangster mostly in Crime, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like Rise of the Footsoldier: Kill the Irishman (2011), Bonded by Blood (2010), Bronson (2008), Consignment (2007), Hot Boyz (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Gangster's Paradise: Jerusalema (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: South Africa
Duration: 119 min.
Story: This South African movie tracks the rise of a once-petty criminal to the heights of the criminal underworld. After cutting his teeth on hijacking, before moving onto bigger game, an ambitious man hits a setback when most of his gang are shot.
Style: epic, serious, rough, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: urban ghetto life, criminal heroes, gangsters, gang war, drug lord, drug dealing, group of criminals, thief, buddies, ambition, gang, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: south africa, africa, johannesburg south africa
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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, brooklyn new york city, new york ...
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100%
Bonded by Blood (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In 1995, drug suppliers and career criminals Tony Tucker, Patrick Tate and Craig Rolfe were blasted to death by a shot gun whilst waiting in a Range Rover in Rettendon, Essex. The film charts their rise to become the most prolific dealers and feared ...
Style: tense, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, rise and fall, gang, gangsters, deadly, drug dealing, criminal heroes, ambition, partners, betrayal, vengeance, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe
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72%
 7.1
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Bronson (2008)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: UK, Cayman Islands, Denmark, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A young man who was sentenced to 7 years in prison for robbing a post office ends up spending 30 years in solitary confinement. During this time, his own personality is supplanted by his alter ego, Charles Bronson.
Style: surreal, realistic, rough, serious, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, prison life, social misfits, violence spree, society, robbery, crime, crimes, criminal heroes, confined, human nature, loneliness ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, year 1974
Place: england, europe, united kingdom, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Consignment (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Consignment is the authentic and brutal story of an East Coast drug dealer forced to flee to California only to realize state lines don't erase past sins.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, gangsters, starting over, police investigation, on the run, gang, going straight, crimes, rivalry, dishonesty, buddies, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
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Hot Boyz (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Injustice begets a criminal. Kool is an artist without prospects, a black belt in karate, and in love with LaShawna, poised and college bound. One night she witnesses a stabbing and discovers the victim is a cop as he dies in her arms. She's ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: frame up, racism, gangsters, police investigation, crime, crimes, life is a bitch, false accusation, social decay, murder, police corruption, gang ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Essex Boys (2000)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Billy has just scored an entry-level position with the local crime cartel. His first job is to mind Jason, a newly released thug with a vicious temper. Jason thinks it's his job to teach Billy about crime, drugs and women. Little does he know ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, police, murder, drug dealer, gang, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes, ambition, vengeance, deadly, rivalry, rise and fall ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, england
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59%
A Dirty Carnival (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Byung-du is a 29-year-old career criminal, working for the middle-rank enforcer Sang-chul. Burdened with a terminally ill mother and taking care of younger siblings, Byung-du is feeling financial pressure as a substitute patriarch. When the big boss ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, serious, rough, realistic ...
Plot: gangsters, crimes, gang, rivalry, financial problem, murder, right hand man, director, gang war, criminal heroes, rise and fall, debt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: seoul, asia, korea, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, rise and fall, police investigation, gunfight, jail, crimes, gang, criminal heroes, rivalry, murder, prohibition, street shootout ...
Time: 20s, 1920s, 1930s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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The Big I Am (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A cruel twist of fate catapults small time crook Mickey Skinner into the big league, as head of a brutal London gang poised on the brink of a lucrative human-trafficking deal.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, gangsters, dishonesty, deadly, criminal heroes, crimes, rivalry, drugs/alcohol, rise and fall, ambition, unfulfillment, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Last Tycoon (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Set in Shanghais Gangster era of the early 1900s, THE LAST TYCOON tells the tale of CHENG (Chow Yun-Fat), a young man who is set up by the chief of police (Sammo Hung) and must leave the life he knows and QIU (Monica Mok), the woman he loves, to ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, rivalry, mafia, crimes, dishonesty, betrayal, chinese mafia, danger, love triangle, crime, gang, criminal heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 30s, 1930s, 1920s ...
Place: china, asia, shanghai
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57%
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The Crew (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Hoping to raise enough capital to finance a legitimate business and leave behind his life of crime, Liverpool underworld boss Ged Brennan sends his brother Ratter and a crew to pull a daring final heist. But when Ratter kills a drug kingpin during ...
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, survival, criminal heroes, crime gone awry, dishonesty, deadly, gangsters, gang, heist, brother brother relationship, one last job, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.2
 52
Two Coyotes (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A drug runner takes over a lucrative drug business only to find his new found empire crumble when a deal goes bad.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, rivalry, hitman, criminal's revenge, gangsters, addiction, life is a bitch, crime gone awry, drug dealing, crimes, drug abuse, working undercover ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Kings of Crime (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, France, UK
Duration: 152 min.
Story: The Lebanese has a dream: to conquer the underworld of Rome. To carry out this feat without precedent he puts together a ruthless and highly organized gang. Their progress and changes in leadership take place over 25 years, from the 1970s into the ...
Style: serious, stylized, rough, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, gang, police investigation, criminal heroes, rivalry, crime, law enforcement, partners, leadership, crimes, ransom, drug dealing ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 70s, 90s, 20th century ...
Place: rome italy, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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, serious, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, gangsters, betrayal, profanity, godfather, violence, family relations, crime, parents and children, danger, ambition, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century, year 2002, year 1984 ...
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Carlito's Way: Rise to Power (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Jay Hernandez (Friday Night Lights), Mario Van Peebles (Ali), Luis Guzmán (Carlito's Way) and Sean Combs (Monster's Ball) star in the gripping tale of the early years of gangster legend Carlito Brigante. Seduced by the power of the brutal ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, gang, drug dealing, police corruption, vengeance, crimes, betrayal, best friends, master criminal, rivalry, tragic hero, law enforcement ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: new york, usa, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Shooters (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Netherlands, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Gilly comes out of prison after serving a six year stretch and decides that he will now turn his life around and go straight. But when he returns to his South London home and visits his old colleague J, in hope of obtaining his share of the proceeds ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cons and scams, going straight, gangsters, life is a bitch, law enforcement, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes, addiction, drug dealing, drug abuse, dishonesty, crime ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london
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54%
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The Preacher (2004)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Different solution new movie ;-) The Preacher tells the story about the rise and fall off a dutch mafiaboss. The movie is based on the story of Klaas Bruinsma.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, controversial ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, gangsters, betrayal, dishonesty, assassination, deadly, hitman, murder, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, gunfight, kickboxing, urban ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, 90s
Place: amsterdam, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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, realistic, suspenseful, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, crimes, gangsters, organized crime, rise to the top, gang, drug dealing, ambition, drugs/alcohol, drugs, violence, money ...
Place: colombia, latin america, florida, usa, miami ...
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Villain (2020)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: After 10 years, Eddie Franks is out of prison and trying to stay on the straight and narrow, but his drug-mule brother, Sean has other ideas. Rival gangster brothers demand Sean repay his debt to them, causing Eddie to get tangled in the crossfire, ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, captivating, disturbing, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, life is a bitch, deadly, family, danger, rivalry, escapades, murder, violence, police, society, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london
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Cement (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: What's the bond between partners, between brothers, and between spouses? In L.A., Bill Holt handcuffs Sean Rickhart inside a rebar frame for a freeway pillar at a construction site; Bill's going to bury Sean in quick-drying cement. Guided ...
Style: neo noir, rough, serious, realistic, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: infidelity, police corruption, crimes, vengeance, gangsters, criminal's revenge, law enforcement, rivalry, deadly, life is a bitch, criminal heroes, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Tha Eastsidaz (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Snap, Crackle, and Pop are top dogs in the Eastsidaz gang in Long Beach. Pop, also known as Killa, is the alpha dog. He has Crackle and Snap set up a big drug deal that's going to put him on easy street. But Crackle and Snap have their own ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, vengeance, criminal's revenge, gang, criminal heroes, dishonesty, rivalry, partners, drug dealing, betrayal, frame up, prison ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Infernal Affairs 3 (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Infernal Affairs III is a 2003 Hong Kong crime thriller film directed by Andrew Lau and Alan Mak. It is the third installment in the Infernal Affairs film series, and is both a sequel and a semi-prequel to the original film, as it intercuts events ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, tense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, gang war, mole, police detective, working undercover, crimes, police investigation, mind game, hidden identity, law enforcement, gang, psychologist ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 90s, 21st century, 2000s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Friend (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The film follows the lives of four childhood friends: Joon-seok, the leader, whose father is a powerful mob boss; Dong-su, whose father is an undertaker; class clown Jung-ho; and Sang-taek, an exemplary student. The story is the director's ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, captivating, serious, bleak ...
Plot: friendship, betrayal, gang war, ambition, rise to the top, buddies, life is a bitch, adulthood, rivalry, youth, right hand man, friends ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 90s, 20th century
Place: asia, korea, busan, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.7
 17K
Easy Money (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany, Denmark, France
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A three-tiered story centered around drugs and organized crime, and focused on a young man who becomes a runner for a coke dealer.
Style: psychological, serious, rough, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug lord, taxi driver, betrayal, cocaine, criminal heroes, drug dealing, danger, dishonesty, gangsters, lifesaver, one last job, dishonor among criminals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, europe, stockholm sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Terry (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: In the summer of 2009, Charlie Ruez made a documentary. 6 months later the footage was seized for evidence by the Metropolitan Police Department. In 2010, the footage was released.
Style: disturbing, rough, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: crimes, law enforcement, gangsters, deadly, gang, drug dealing, drug abuse, murder, violence spree, swashbuckler, drugs/alcohol, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Beyond Outrage (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: As the police launch a full-scale crackdown on organized crime, it ignites a national yakuza struggle between the Sanno of the East and Hanabishi of the West. What started as an internal strife in Outrage has now become a nationwide war in Outrage ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, rough, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: yakuza, gangsters, gang war, criminal heroes, law enforcement, crime, deadly, rivalry, crimes, danger, elimination, power struggle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Hyena (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Good policing doesn't necessarily mean doing everything by the book. But as the business of crime in London turns to favour the Albanians and Turks, how does a "good" policeman survive?
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealer, police corruption, gang, murder, violence, crimes, drug dealing, gangsters, police investigation, dishonesty, danger, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Nameless Gangster: Rules of the Time (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A corrupted customs officer, Choi Ik-hyeon, faces losing his job. Then, his life turns around as he meets ganster Choi Hyeong-bae who has connection with the Yakuza. They quickly form a partnetship; Hyeong-bae helps Ik-hyeon set up a business with ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, rough
Plot: gangsters, police officer, police, ambition, rise to the top, gang war, rise and fall, betrayal, dishonesty, disorder, graphic violence, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: asia, korea, busan, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.5
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The Alien Girl (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Russia, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: 1990s. Gangster Kiev. A team of four men is assigned to deliver a girl from Prague, nicknamed "The Stranger." As the sister of a recently arrested criminal called Babai, her testimony could damage some important people.
Style: serious, rough, exciting, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: brutality, criminal heroes, crimes, dishonesty, murder, betrayal, love, violence, kidnapping, mafia, gang, crime ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: ukraine, russia, czech republic, europe, eastern europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%