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Veronica Guerin (2003)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In this true story, Veronica Guerin is an investigative reporter for an Irish newspaper. As the drug trade begins to bleed into the mainstream, Guerin decides to take on and expose those responsible. Beginning at the bottom with addicts, Guerin then gets in touch with John Traynor, a paranoid informant. Not without some prodding, Traynor leads her to John Gilligan, the ruthless head of the operation, who does not take kindly to Guerin's nosing.
Style: emotional, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, sincere, stylized, captivating, thought provoking, tense ...
Plot: journalism, murder, investigation, drug lord, police, drug dealing, crime, gangsters, ira, tragic hero, price of justice, uncover truth, idealism, crimes, deadly, heroes, hopes, legal, love and romance, media, society, unfulfillment, couples, life is a bitch, couple relations ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s
Place: ireland, europe, england, new jersey, california

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and interesting films with plots about crimes, crime, corruption, murder, storytelling, mentor and dialogue mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Veronica Guerin: When the Sky Falls (2000), Resurrection Man (1998), The Life of David Gale (2003), The Krays (1990), The General (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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When the Sky Falls (2000)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: UK, Ireland, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Fact-based story about Irish crime-investigating reporter Sinead Hamilton, who invaded the Irish underworld and attempted to expose the illegitimate activities she found. Hampered by the system, a police consort is ineffectual at aiding her despite ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: investigation, journalism, murder, ira, gangsters, crime, tragic hero, drug dealing, rise and fall, uncover truth, idealism, drug abuse ...
Time: year 1998
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Resurrection Man (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Belfast, in 1970s. Victor Kelly is a young protestant man who hates the Catholics so much that one night he begins to brutally murder them. A reporter soon tries to uncover the murder and obtained prestige for himself, while Victor sinks deeper into ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, bleak, rough ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, journalist, protestant, crime, investigation, journalism, uncover truth, violence spree, false accusation, psychopath, criminal heroes ...
Time: 70s
Place: ireland, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
The Life of David Gale (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, UK, Spain
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A man against capital punishment is accused of murdering a fellow activist and is sent to death row.
Style: disturbing, serious, psychological, realistic, rough ...
Plot: fighting the system, death row, murder, death, intern, professor, reporter, journalist, investigation, false accusation, death sentence, journalism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, austin texas, houston texas, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 7K
The Krays (1990)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The Krays is a film based on the lives and crimes of the British gangsters Ronald and Reginald Kray, twins who are often referred to as The Krays and were active in London in the 1960s.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: twins, murder, gangsters, crime, crimes, couples, family relations, gangster, gang, couple relations, parents and children, siblings relations ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 1950s, 1940s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7K
The General (1998)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 124 min.
Story: In a twenty-year career marked by obsessive secrecy, brutality and meticulous planning, Cahill netted over £40 million. He was untouchable - until a bullet from an IRA hitman ended it all.
Style: stylized, clever, serious, realistic, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: irish, robbery, crime, gangsters, master criminal, rise and fall, criminal heroes, ambition, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, gangster ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 80s, 90s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Pride and Glory (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A saga centered on a multi-generational family of New York City Police officers. The family's moral codes are tested when Ray Tierney, investigates a case that reveals an incendiary police corruption scandal involving his own brother-in-law. ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: moral dilemma, police, police corruption, police investigation, crime, murder, dishonesty, cover up, uncover truth, betrayal, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city, manhattan new york city, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.4
 148K
Layer Cake (2004)
Genre: 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: realistic, stylized, twists and turns, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, gangsters, cocaine, drug lord, violence, murder, hitman, neo noir, betrayal, organized crime, crime, cafe ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 90s, 1960s ...
Place: england, london, europe, netherlands, zurich switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Kill the Messenger (2014)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A reporter becomes the target of a vicious smear campaign that drives him to the point of suicide after he exposes the CIA's role in arming Contra rebels in Nicaragua and importing cocaine into California. Based on the true story of journalist ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: journalism, drug dealing, investigation, drugs/alcohol, government agency, uncover truth, life turned upside down, conspiracy, crimes, politics, dishonesty, media ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: california, nicaragua, los angeles, latin america, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Movie in collections
 7.0
 133K
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: rough, tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime, gang, twins, rise and fall, violence, organized crime, brother brother relationship, mental illness, violent, crimes, anti-hero ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, 1960s, year 1957
Place: london, england, scotland yard, east end london
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: serious, tense, realistic, suspenseful, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, heroin, drug lord, rise and fall, police corruption, organized crime, smuggling, mafia, mob boss, drug traffic, criminal heroes, ambition ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, 1960s, year 1970 ...
Place: new york, harlem, usa, new jersey, north carolina ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.9
 152K
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: stylized, epic, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: corruption, crime, gangsters, police corruption, organized crime, violence, brutality, fbi, murder, illness, informant, senator ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1981, year 2011, year 1975 ...
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, santa monica california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.6
 20K
Wonderland (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: On the afternoon of July 1, 1981, Los Angeles police responded to a distress call on Wonderland Avenue and discovered a grisly quadruple homicide. The police investigation that followed uncovered two versions of the events leading up to the brutal ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, bleak, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: murder, violence, police investigation, drug dealing, robbery, junkie, crime, investigation, vengeance, heroin, confession, cocaine ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981
Place: los angeles, usa, pasadena california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Monument Ave. (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Bobby O'Grady a low level member of a Boston Irish gang run by Jackie O'Hara. Jackie demands absolute, total loyalty to him. When Jackie kills one of Bobby's buddies, Teddy, Bobby and others have to keep it an absolute secret, even ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, bleak, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, murder, crime, gangsters, criminal's revenge, gang, juvenile delinquency, working class, vengeance, witnessing a crime, urban ghetto, drug dealing ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, ireland, europe, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.9
 146K
The Insider (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 157 min.
Story: Tells the true story of a 60 Minutes television series exposé of the tobacco industry, as seen through the eyes of a real tobacco executive, Jeffrey Wigand
Style: disturbing, talky, realistic, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: whistleblower, reporter, journalism, producer, corruption, tobacco, interview, research, paranoia, media, public health, lawsuit ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: mississippi, iran, south carolina, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.9
 180K
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: stylized, rough, serious, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, disco, tragic hero, drug dealing, violence, prison, friends, mafia, neo noir, drug lord, organized crime, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.1
 22K
Heaven (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, France, Italy, Germany, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A woman takes the law into her own hands after police ignore her pleas to arrest the man responsible for her husband's death, and finds herself not only under arrest for murder but falling in love with an officer.
Style: stylized, emotional, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: fall in love, love, justice, revenge, terrorist, explosion, police, bomb, murder, sex, redemption, assassination ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.6
 182K
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: clever, realistic, tense, bleak, serious ...
Plot: drug lord, addiction, drug dealing, heroin, legal, drug abuse, police corruption, corruption, surveillance, marijuana, organized crime, judge ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: mexico, usa, latin america, ohio, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Innocent Sleep (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Inspired by the 1982 Roberto Calvi Affair in which an Italian banker was found hanging from a bridge across the River Thames, the story follows Alan, a man from Northern England who is homeless after the loss of his wife and job. One night while ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: police, witness, reporter, murder, chase, crime, amateur detective, protagonist as suspect, homeless, witnessing a crime, legal investigation, mystery ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, london, tower bridge london
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Movie in collections
 7.1
 230K
Phone Booth (2002)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A slick New York publicist who picks up a ringing receiver in a phone booth is told that if he hangs up, he'll be killed... and the little red light from a laser rifle sight is proof that the caller isn't kidding.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, rough, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostages, mind game, crime, urban, psychopath, crimes, dishonesty, heroes, hopes, infidelity, redemption, sniper ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.8
 93K
Serpico (1973)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The real-life struggle of an honest New York City cop against a corrupt system.
Style: realistic, tense, serious, rough, captivating ...
Plot: idealism, hippie, whistleblower, fighting the system, police corruption, police, undercover cop, corruption, social decay, partners, police investigation, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1960s
Place: new york, usa, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Menace II Society (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Menace II Society is a coming of age tale detailing the summer after its protagonist Caine (Tyrin Turner) graduates from high school. This is Caine's story, which details real life in today's tough inner city.
Style: tense, realistic, bleak, stylized, serious ...
Plot: urban ghetto life, hip hop, friendship, crime, juvenile delinquency, drugs/alcohol, coming of age, gunfight, social decay, organized crime, drug dealer, ghetto ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Good German (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An American journalist arrives in Berlin just after the end of World War Two. He becomes involved in a murder mystery surrounding a dead GI who washes up at a lakeside mansion during the Potsdam negotiations between the Allied powers. Soon his ...
Style: stylized, serious, atmospheric, clever, realistic ...
Plot: murder, black market, post war, investigation, neo noir, military, presumed dead, mystery, corruption, betrayal, love affair, chauffeur ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1945, 1940s, 1930s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.1
 9K
Bordertown (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The opening titles explain that American corporations are using the North American Free Trade Agreement by opening large maquiladoras right across the United States–Mexico border. The maquiladoras hire mostly Mexican women to work long hours for ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sexual abuse, rapist, rape, journalist, corruption, investigation, factory, murder, factory worker, protagonist as suspect, serial killer, crime ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: mexico, latin america, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 6.9
 63K
The Iceman (2012)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The true story of Richard Kuklinski, the notorious contract killer and family man.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, poisoning, organized crime, crime family, arrest, stabbing, jail, restaurant, van, psychopath, bombing, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 80s, year 1964 ...
Place: new jersey, usa, lower east side manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Fifty Dead Men Walking (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Based on Martin McGartland's real life story as a informant for the British Police to spy on the IRA. Taking place from 1987-1991, Martin (Jim Sturgess) works his way up the ranks of the IRA, while keeping his informant with the police Fergis ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: irish, riot police, terrorism, crime, ira, danger, undercover, secret agents, crimes, society, state affairs, snitch ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: ireland, europe, canada, scotland, middle east ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Private investigator Matthew Scudder is hired by a drug kingpin to find out who kidnapped and murdered his wife.
Style: suspenseful, tense, atmospheric, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, murder, private detective, investigation, neo noir, alcoholic, crime, corpse, private investigator, mafia, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 1990s, 90s, 21st century, contemporary ...
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.1
 18K
Devil's Knot (2013)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The savage murders of three young children sparks a controversial trial of three teenagers accused of killing the kids as part of a satanic ritual.
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, suspenseful, thought provoking ...
Audience: teens
Plot: life is a bitch, police investigation, legal investigation, child murder, murder, false accusation, investigation, crime, private detective, uncover truth, injustice, righting the wronged ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s, year 1993
Place: arkansas, memphis, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.3
 14K
Party Monster (2003)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Netherlands
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The New York club scene of the 80s and 90s was a world like no other. Into this candy-colored, mirror ball playground stepped Michael Alig, a wannabe from nowhere special. Under the watchful eye of veteran club kid James St. James, Alig quickly rose ...
Style: stylized, offbeat, serious, realistic, enigmatic ...
Plot: friends, addiction, celebrity culture, drug abuse, life is a bitch, gays and lesbians, society, social misfits, arrest, nightclub, injection, donut ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 1990s
Place: new york, indiana, usa, dallas texas, grand central station manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Dead Connection (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After a series of murders in motel rooms are connected, a cop, Dickson, heads out on the trail to find a serial killer. He discovers that he signs the motel guest-books with the names of boxers, and hence gets a lead on him. However, when he just ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, sexual ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, police, psychopath, crimes, deadly, crime, law enforcement, athlete's life, mystery, chase, investigation ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.1
 5K
Homicide (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Bobby Gold is a career cop who is reassigned from a hunt for a cop killer to the investigation of the murder of an old Jewish woman in Baltimore, and in the process finds himself exploring his own sense of identity.
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, suspense, serious ...
Plot: anti semitism, murder, jewish american, investigation, crime, terrorism, police investigation, uncover truth, confidence, interracial relations, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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