Movies like Scarface

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Scarface (1983)
 8.3
 823K
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 state, controlling nearly all the cocaine that comes through Miami. But increased pressure from the police, wars with Colombian drug cartels and his own drug-fueled paranoia serve to fuel the flames of his eventual downfall.
Style: exciting, serious, rough, harsh, suspense, suspenseful, captivating, psychological, atmospheric, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, organized crime, drug lord, cocaine, gunfight, drug cartel, mob boss, drug dealing, criminal heroes, drug abuse, crimes, ambition, rise and fall, violence, drugs, life is a bitch, death of protagonist, rise to the top, drug addiction, ambitious, rivals, hitman, success, power ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: miami, cuba, miami beach, florida, bolivia, usa, new york ...

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Most similar movies to Scarface

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, stylized and rough films with plots about gangsters, organized crime, crimes, murder, corruption, violence and violent mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Scarface: Goodfellas (1990), Carlito's Way (1993), The Godfather (1972), Casino (1995), American Gangster (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Goodfellas (1990)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 145 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, suspense, brutal, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, organized crime, crimes, rise and fall, criminal heroes, mentor, friends, cosa nostra, prison, fbi, infidelity ...
Time: 50s, 70s, year 1970, year 1955, year 1980 ...
Place: new york, florida, brooklyn new york city, usa, pittsburgh ...
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89%
 7.9
 216K
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: neo noir, suspense, atmospheric, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, mafia, nightclub, crimes, tragic hero, drug dealing, drugs, prison, violence, drug lord, gang ...
Time: 90s, 70s, 20th century, year 1975
Place: new york, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city, harlem, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 9.2
 1.8M
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: serious, atmospheric, captivating, epic, dramatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, organized crime, revenge, crime family, crimes, greed, pride and honor, crime boss, gang war, mob boss, patriarch ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 20th century, post world war two
Place: italy, new york, bronx new york city, sicily, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 8.2
 510K
Casino (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 178 min.
Story: The life of the gambling paradise – Las Vegas – and its dark mafia underbelly.
Style: realistic, clever, rough, captivating, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, organized crime, casino, gangsters, gambling, rise and fall, crimes, criminal heroes, greed, betrayal, fbi, italian mafia ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century, year 1980, year 1973 ...
Place: las vegas, usa, midwest, costa rica, kansas city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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American Gangster (2007)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
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, realistic, harsh, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, organized crime, drug lord, mob boss, heroin, crime boss, smuggling, police, drug traffic, drugs, gang ...
Time: 60s, 70s, year 1968, year 1970, 20th century ...
Place: new york, new jersey, bronx new york city, brooklyn new york city, vietnam ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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: epic, captivating, cerebral, dramatic, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, crimes, organized crime, revenge, criminal heroes, melancholy, crime boss, ambition, rise to the top, corrupt politician, cosa nostra ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 20th century, 1920s, 60s ...
Place: cuba, new york, italy, las vegas, sicily ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.5
 259K
Blow (2001)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
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: thought provoking, emotional, depressing, touching, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug addiction, gangsters, drug lord, drugs, drug abuse, rise and fall, drug dealing, drug cartel, cocaine, friendship, drug use, organized crime ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 60s, 50s, 90s ...
Place: colombia, latin america, california, boston, southern california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 9.2
 380K
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: serious, cynical, clever, captivating, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, organized crime, gangsters, crimes, criminal heroes, killings, dark humor, family life, family relations, ambition, psychiatrist, introspection ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, 20th century, 2000s, contemporary
Place: new jersey, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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The Godfather: A Novel for Television (1977)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 434 min.
TV show
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, captivating, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime boss, gangsters, gang war, mafia, corrupt politician, lawyer, police corruption, parent child relationship, suburbs, man hits a woman, organized crime, crime family ...
Time: 50s, 1930s, 1920s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: cuba, italy, europe, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.6
 35K
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: suspense, intense, harsh, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, gang, hip hop, crimes, urban ghetto, organized crime, chase, betrayal, ghetto, gang war, drug dealing, addiction ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: harlem, new york, usa, california, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.6
 14K
The Business (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Spain
Duration: 97 min.
Story: During the '80s, a young man named Frankie dreams of escaping London's South East region, and his mother's thug of a boyfriend gives him just the opportunity. After beating up the abusive beau, Frankie runs off to Spain, where he ...
Style: serious, captivating, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, drug dealer, rise and fall, femme fatale, crimes, gangsters, organized crime, drug cartel, drug abuse, murder, drug dealing, on the run ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: spain, colombia, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: suspense, suspenseful, stylized, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, organized crime, corruption, crimes, tough cop, smuggling, tough law enforcer, prohibition, tax evasion, prohibition era, police investigation ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 8.8
 410K
Narcos (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Colombia
Duration: 49 min.
TV show
Story: The true story of Colombia's infamously violent and powerful drug cartels.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, captivating, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: gangsters, drug cartel, drug dealing, drug dealer, cartel, rise to the top, master criminal, smuggling, crimes, cia agent, criminal heroes, illegal drugs ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 90s, 20th century
Place: colombia, latin america, panama, mexico, spain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, neo noir, dramatic, bad ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, organized crime, revenge, violence, guilt, murder, assassination, crimes, incest, opera, father son relationship ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1979, year 1980
Place: italy, new york, palermo italy, sicily, vatican ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.7
 305K
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: neo noir, realistic, tense, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, fbi, mentor, organized crime, crimes, undercover agent, working undercover, undercover, friends, investigation, law enforcement ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1978
Place: new york, new jersey, florida, usa, miami ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
King of New York (1990)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A former drug lord returns from prison determined to wipe out all his competition and distribute the profits of his operations to New York's poor and lower classes in this stylish and ultra violent modern twist on Robin Hood.
Style: neo noir, atmospheric, intense, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, drug lord, gang, mafia, crimes, mob boss, organized crime, violence, chase, murder, cocaine, gunfight ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, bronx new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 8.8
 510K
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, tense, serious, captivating, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, gang, gang war, mafia, determination, power struggle, cruelty, crime boss, crimes, rivalry, society ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 20th century
Place: england, ireland, london, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 8.3
 643K
Heat (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
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, neo noir, suspenseful, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gunfight, robbery, crimes, bank robbery, master criminal, group of criminals, police detective, thief, loner, gangsters, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 7.8
 377K
The Irishman (2019)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 209 min.
Story: A mob hit man recalls his possible involvement with the slaying of Jimmy Hoffa.
Style: exciting, tense, captivating, inspirational, thought provoking ...
Plot: mafia, italian mafia, labor union, organized crime, hitman, gangsters, killer as protagonist, murder, high society, old man, prison, life ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 60s, 70s, year 1971 ...
Place: ireland, pennsylvania, philadelphia, chicago illinois, detroit ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Gangs of New York (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, USA
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: tense, stylized, rough, epic, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, gangsters, vengeance, organized crime, revenge, street gang, betrayal, gang war, crime boss, courage, criminal heroes, social decay ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 50s, 1860s, 1840s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: neo noir, atmospheric, stylized, tense, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, mafia, corruption, betrayal, irish mob, violence, love triangle, blackmail, loyalty, crimes, jewish ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.8
 140K
Boyz n the Hood (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Boyz n the Hood is the popular and successful film and social criticism from John Singleton about the conditions in South Central Los Angeles where teenagers are involved in gun fights and drug dealing on a daily basis.
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, tense, gloomy, bleak ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: african american, hip hop, gang, urban ghetto life, ghetto, poverty, juvenile delinquency, street gang, rapper, coming of age, crimes, gangsters ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, year 1991, year 1984
Place: los angeles, california, cuba, usa, south central los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, USA
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: melancholic, epic, atmospheric, breathtaking, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, prohibition, friendship, rape, betrayal, mafia, gunfight, criminal heroes, corruption, crimes, police corruption ...
Time: 1930s, 60s, 1920s, year 1984, 20th century ...
Place: new york, usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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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, brutal, twists and turns, thought provoking, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, mob boss, gang war, organized crime, gang, corruption, irish, crimes, criminal, murder, hitman ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, year 1977, year 1975 ...
Place: usa, ireland, boston, ohio, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 8.5
 1.3M
The Departed (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Hong Kong
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: twist ending, surprise ending, tense, suspense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, police, crimes, mole, organized crime, undercover cop, working undercover, corruption, mind game, violence, gunfight ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, china, taiwan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
16%
 7.9
 225K
True Romance (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Clarence marries hooker Alabama, steals cocaine from her pimp, and tries to sell it in Hollywood, while the owners of the coke try to reclaim it.
Style: stylized, intense, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: cocaine, mafia, organized crime, gangsters, lovers on the run, gunfight, crimes, drug dealing, romance, drugs, husband wife relationship, hitman ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles, california, michigan, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Tequila Sunrise (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In a seaside California town, best friends Mac and Nick are on opposite sides of the law. Mac is a former drug dealer trying to clean up his act, while Nick is a high-profile detective trying to take down a Mexican drug lord named Carlos. Soon ...
Style: exciting, sexy, suspense, realistic, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: love triangle, surveillance, betrayal, drug dealer, crimes, romance, organized crime, friendship, corruption, crime boss, best friend, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 46K
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, erotic
Plot: nightclub, nightlife, drug dealing, ambition, double life, money laundering, organized crime, crimes, drug lord, sexual activity, businessman, nightclub owner ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.9
 2.0M
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, witty, exciting, clever, cerebral ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, drugs, dark humor, hitman, overdose, gunfight, violence, organized crime, gangsters, multiple storylines, rape, cocaine ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.6
 207K
Traffic (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 147 min.
Story: An exploration of the United States of America's war on drugs from multiple perspectives. For the new head of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, the war becomes personal when he discovers his well-educated daughter is abusing cocaine ...
Style: bleak, suspense, realistic, political, tense ...
Plot: drug lord, drug cartel, drug addiction, organized crime, addiction, drug dealer, war on drugs, drug abuse, drug traffic, drugs, gangsters, corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: mexico, latin america, california, texas, maryland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%