Movies like Scarface

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Scarface (1983)
 8.3
 675K
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, captivating, suspenseful, harsh, suspense, stylized, epic, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug lord, gangsters, cocaine, drug dealing, mafia, gunfight, rise and fall, drug cartel, mob boss, criminal heroes, drug abuse, organized crime, ambition, rise to the top, sadist, gang war, violence, rivals, corruption, crimes, life is a bitch, shooting, gangster, success, mistress ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: miami, cuba, usa, bolivia, colombia

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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 crime, gangsters, crimes, organized crime, violence, corruption and gangster mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Scarface: Carlito's Way (1993), Goodfellas (1990), Blow (2001), The Godfather: Part II (1974), American Gangster (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.9
 187K
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: rough, suspenseful, bleak, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, gangsters, tragic hero, disco, violence, prison, drug dealing, ex convict, drug lord, crime, nightclub, starting over ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.7
 921K
Goodfellas (1990)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 146 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, suspenseful, suspense, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, organized crime, crimes, rise and fall, friends, fbi, criminal heroes, friendship, shooting, life is a bitch, corruption ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 70s, 60s, year 1955 ...
Place: florida, new york, usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 7.6
 226K
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: atmospheric, serious, captivating, emotional, touching ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug lord, rise and fall, drug dealing, cocaine, drug cartel, drug abuse, gangsters, drug addiction, organized crime, friendship, drug use, criminal heroes ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 90s, 80s, 20th century ...
Place: california, latin america, colombia, mexico, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, crimes, ambition, criminal heroes, rise to the top, organized crime, corruption, crime boss, death, casino, corrupt politician ...
Time: 40s, 50s, 20th century, 20s, 60s ...
Place: cuba, italy, new york, sicily, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, drug lord, organized crime, mob boss, police corruption, mafia, drug trafficking, heroin, drug traffic, smuggling, rise and fall, law enforcement ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, 1960s, 1990s ...
Place: usa, new york, harlem, bronx new york city, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 9.2
 1.5M
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, captivating, rough, atmospheric, family saga ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, organized crime, pride and honor, gang war, criminal heroes, crimes, greed, mob boss, lawyer, cosa nostra, power struggle ...
Time: 50s, 40s, 1940s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, new york, sicily, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 9.2
 260K
The Sopranos (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
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, serious, psychological, rough, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, gangsters, mafia, crime, criminal heroes, family life, killings, crimes, psychiatrist, ambition, family relations, racial slur ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, 20th century, contemporary, 1990s ...
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 420K
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, stylized, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: casino, mafia, rise and fall, crime, organized crime, criminal heroes, blind ambition, crimes, drug abuse, fbi, greed, gangsters ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s, year 1980, year 1983 ...
Place: las vegas, usa, costa rica, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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, gang war, mob boss, corruption, irish, labor union, gangsters, crime, criminal heroes, ambition, tough heroes, organized crime ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, year 1975, year 1977 ...
Place: usa, ohio, cleveland ohio, ireland, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: realistic, captivating, serious, atmospheric, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug lord, gangsters, gang, cocaine, violence, crime, crimes, rivalry, mafia, organized crime, gunfight, chase ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, bronx new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 29K
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, intense, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang war, chase, gang, drug dealing, friendship, betrayal, gangsters, crime, addiction, rise and fall, urban ghetto, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: harlem, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, turkey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, biting, captivating, realistic, cynical ...
Plot: money, rise and fall, ambition, success, corruption, cons and scams, yuppie, wall street, greed, hotshot hero, american dream, blind ambition ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1983, year 1987
Place: usa, new york, big ben london, mediterranean sea, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.7
 13K
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: rough, serious, suspenseful, captivating, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rise and fall, drug dealer, murder, femme fatale, drug dealing, drug abuse, ambition, friendship, crimes, on the run, power relations, danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: colombia, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: organized crime, smuggling, mafia, tough law enforcer, bribery, trial, crime, tough cop, gangsters, police investigation, fighting crime, crimes ...
Time: 1930s, 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ 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: atmospheric, stylized, tense, cynical, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, corruption, mafia, neo noir, betrayal, violence, blackmail, love triangle, mayor, gang war, vengeance ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: realistic, stylized, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: puerto rican, tough heroes, gang, police investigation, police corruption, master criminal, dishonesty, betrayal, ambition, rivalry, drug dealing, tragic hero ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 531K
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, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master criminal, gunfight, heist, robbery, thief, group of criminals, crimes, one last job, tough law enforcer, police detective, crime, chase ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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, undercover cop, mind game, crime, police, undercover, organized crime, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa, china, taiwan, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
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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: sexy, realistic, serious, atmospheric, exciting ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: restaurant, drug dealer, crime, betrayal, romance, love triangle, crimes, cons and scams, law enforcement, drug dealing, best friend, friendship ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: tense, suspense, atmospheric, stylized, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, vengeance, gang war, organized crime, revenge, betrayal, army, social decay, gangsters, corruption, mob boss, criminal heroes ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 1840s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 258K
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: mafia, gangsters, fbi, organized crime, mentor, undercover, friends, crimes, law enforcement, investigation, crime, undercover agent ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1978
Place: new york, usa, colombia, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
 8.6
 658K
City of God (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Brazil, France, Germany
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Cidade de Deus is a shantytown that started during the 1960s and became one of Rio de Janeiro’s most dangerous places in the beginning of the 1980s. To tell the story of this place, the movie describes the life of various characters, all seen by ...
Style: rough, disturbing, bleak, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: gang, drug dealing, crimes, juvenile delinquency, urban ghetto life, gang war, street gang, society, coming of age, social decay, journalism, criminal heroes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, latin america, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, helicopter, christianity, organized crime, assassination, priest, pope, confession, lawyer, vatican, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, year 1979, year 1980
Place: italy, usa, europe, new york, sicily ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
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 7.6
 187K
Traffic (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico, 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: realistic, tense, bleak, clever, twists and turns ...
Plot: drug lord, drug abuse, organized crime, drug dealing, addiction, marijuana, war on drugs, family problems, fighting crime, drug traffic, drug dealer, corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: mexico, latin america, usa, ohio, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.7
 2K
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, police investigation, gangsters, jail, gunfight, tough heroes, crimes, criminal heroes, gang, rivalry, murder, street shootout ...
Time: 20s, 1930s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 24K
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, crime, ambition, rise and fall, crimes, gangsters, money, bohemian life, love affair, elimination, gambling ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, 1930s
Place: las vegas, usa, los angeles, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 280K
Lord of War (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, France
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 ...
Style: cynical, clever, disturbing, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: corruption, smuggling, arms dealing, arms dealer, millionaire, criminal heroes, cold war, human nature, crime, ambition, organized crime, rise and fall ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 2000s, year 1983 ...
Place: bolivia, europe, africa, beirut lebanon, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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: friendship, betrayal, murder, gangsters, crime, vengeance, crimes, criminal heroes, dishonesty, tough heroes, blind ambition, organized crime ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, las vegas, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.8
 7K
El Narco (2010)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Benjamin Garcia, Benny is deported from the United States. Back home and against a bleak picture, Benny gets involved in the drug business, in which he has for the first time in his life, a spectacular rise surrounded by money, women, violence and ...
Style: humorous, rough, realistic, semi serious, dark humor ...
Plot: drug cartel, politics, drug dealing, mafia, violence, gang war, crimes, anti heroes, gangsters, organized crime, life is a bitch, unlikely criminals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 216K
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, rough, serious, bleak ...
Plot: gangsters, smuggling, crimes, rebellion, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, sheriff, great depression, crime, prohibition, gang, siblings relations ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1940
Place: virginia, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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