Movies like Lawless

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Lawless (2012)
 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, rough, bleak, serious, brutal, harsh, bad ending, intense, twists and turns ...
Plot: gangsters, smuggling, crimes, rebellion, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, sheriff, gang, great depression, crime, prohibition, siblings relations, violence, gunfight, criminal heroes, bootlegging, brother, brutality, brother brother relationship, fist fighting, mafia, explosion, greed, family relations, girlfriend ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1940, 1940s
Place: virginia, usa, appalachia, new jersey

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Most similar movies to Lawless

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, rough and stylized films with plots about gangsters, crimes, murder, crime, gangster, violence and brutality mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Lawless: Peaky Blinders (2013), Public Enemies (2009), The Drop (2014), Boardwalk Empire (2010), Once Upon a Time in America (1984). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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
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43%
 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, ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, atmospheric, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, bank robbery, gunfight, master criminal, criminal heroes, shooting, crime, chase, organized crime, crimes, special agents, fbi ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 70s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, illinois, arizona, ohio ...
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100%
 7.1
 138K
The Drop (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Bob Saginowski finds himself at the center of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighborhood's past where friends, families, and foes all work together to make a living - no matter the cost.
Style: tense, serious, captivating, twists and turns, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, organized crime, bar, robbery, crimes, criminal's revenge, danger, fall in love, gangsters, crime, hitman, murder mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, boston, massachusetts, usa
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100%
Boardwalk Empire (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: Boardwalk Empire is a period drama focusing on Enoch "Nucky" Thompson (based on the historical Enoch L. Johnson), a political figure who rose to prominence and controlled Atlantic City, New Jersey, during the Prohibition period of the ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, captivating, tense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, crimes, criminal heroes, mob boss, smuggling, businessman, politician, corruption, crime boss, americana, ambitious ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, usa, chicago illinois, new york, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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 ⇓
100%
 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 ⇓
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: stylized, tense, rough, suspense, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, vengeance, gang war, organized crime, gangsters, revenge, betrayal, army, social decay, corruption, mob boss, criminal heroes ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 1840s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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%
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 7.2
 20K
State of Grace (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Terry Noonan returns home to New York's Hells Kitchen after a ten year absence. He soon hooks up with childhood pal Jackie who is involved in the Irish mob run by his brother Frankie. Terry also rekindles an old flame with Jackie's sister ...
Style: rough, tense, serious, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, betrayal, irish, undercover, gangsters, crime, crimes, working undercover, undercover agent, organized crime, dishonesty, reunion ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city, boston ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 53K
Animal Kingdom (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Following the death of his mother, J finds himself living with his estranged family, under the watchful eye of his doting grandmother, Smurf, mother to the Cody boys. J quickly comes to believe that he is a player in this world. But, as he soon ...
Style: tense, bleak, realistic, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: violence, crime, crimes, armed robbery, interrogation, drug dealer, heroin, gangsters, organized crime, mafia, law enforcement, power struggle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, melbourne australia, melbourne
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
L.A. Confidential (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Three detectives in the corrupt and brutal L.A. police force of the 1950s use differing methods to uncover a conspiracy behind the shotgun slayings of the patrons at an all-night diner.
Style: tense, captivating, suspenseful, atmospheric, cynical ...
Plot: neo noir, dangerous attraction, police detective, murder, organized crime, gang, police investigation, fighting the system, police corruption, corpse, prostitute, domestic violence ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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%
 6.6
 8K
The Funeral (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story concerns the funeral of one of three brothers in a family of gangsters that lived in New York in 1930s. Details of the past of the brothers and their families are shown through a series of flashbacks.
Style: realistic, clever, serious, rough, captivating ...
Plot: labor union, murder, mafia, violence, family relations, insanity, strike, bedroom, corpse, great depression, crime, crimes ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: new york, usa, london
⇓ 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%
 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 ⇓
37%
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 ⇓
36%
Road to Perdition (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Mike Sullivan works as a hit man for crime boss John Rooney. Sullivan views Rooney as a father figure, however after his son is witness to a killing, Mike Sullivan finds himself on the run in attempt to save the life of his son and at the same time ...
Style: bleak, tense, emotional, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: gangsters, vengeance, criminal's revenge, hitman, manhunt, mafia, betrayal, death, loss of son, bank robbery, crime, crimes ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A mafia film in Tarantino style with a star-studded cast. Jimmy’s “The Saint” gangster career has finally ended. Yet now he finds him self doing favors for a wise godfather known as “The Man with the Plan.”
Style: atmospheric, tense, realistic, serious, psychological ...
Plot: crime gone awry, gangsters, hitman, crimes, buddies, one last job, mafia, deadly, fall in love, coffin, crime, disorder ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, colorado, denver colorado, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, neo noir, corruption, organized crime, mafia, betrayal, violence, blackmail, love triangle, jewish, mayor, gang war ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 8.3
 709K
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 ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, drug lord, cocaine, mafia, drug dealing, gunfight, criminal heroes, rise and fall, drug cartel, mob boss, drug abuse, organized crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: miami, cuba, usa, bolivia, colombia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, crimes, criminal heroes, ambition, rise to the top, organized crime, corruption, immigrants, melancholy, casino, death ...
Time: 50s, 40s, 1920s, 1940s, 60s ...
Place: cuba, italy, new york, las vegas, sicily ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 8.2
 444K
Casino (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, USA
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, crime, organized crime, criminal heroes, rise and fall, crimes, blind ambition, gangsters, drug abuse, fbi, greed ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century, year 1980, year 1983 ...
Place: las vegas, usa, chicago illinois, costa rica, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 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 ⇓
30%
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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, saga, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, helicopter, christianity, organized crime, assassination, priest, family relations, pope, lawyer, confession, vatican ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, year 1980, year 1979
Place: italy, new york, europe, usa, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Ash Wednesday (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Ash Wednesday is set in the Manhattan of the early 1980's and is about a pair of Irish-American brothers who become embroiled in a conflict with the Irish Mob.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, intense ...
Plot: hitman, gangsters, betrayal, love triangle, murder, vengeance, crime, crimes, deadly, haunted by the past, couple relations, love and romance ...
Time: 80s, year 1980, year 1983
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, gangsters, mob boss, corruption, irish, labor union, crime, crimes, criminal heroes, ambition, tough heroes ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, year 1977, year 1960 ...
Place: usa, ohio, new york, cleveland ohio, ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Dito Montiel, a successful author, receives a call from his long-suffering mother, asking him to return home and visit his ailing father. Dito recalls his childhood growing up in a violent neighborhood in Queens, N.Y., with friends Antonio, ...
Style: emotional, thought provoking, rough, harsh, realistic ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: urban ghetto life, childhood, friendship, street kid, loss of friend, anger, drugs/alcohol, life is a bitch, crimes, coming of age, violence, racial slur ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1986, 2000s, year 2005 ...
Place: new york, usa, los angeles, california
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29%
 5.7
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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: 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 ⇓
29%
London Boulevard (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A parolee battles a gangster for the affections of a reclusive movie star.
Style: rough, suspenseful, melancholic, brutal, dark ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: paparazzi, violence, fall in love, gangsters, vengeance, going straight, dishonor among criminals, criminal heroes, starting over, criminal's revenge, ex convict, crime boss ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, europe, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
No Country for Old Men (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Llewelyn Moss stumbles upon dead bodies, $2 million and a hoard of heroin in a Texas desert, but methodical killer Anton Chigurh comes looking for it, with local sheriff Ed Tom Bell hot on his trail. The roles of prey and predator blur as the ...
Style: tense, bleak, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: neo noir, greed, death, hitman, crimes, peril, human nature, sheriff, psychopath, escape, shooting, track down ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: texas, mexico, usa, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%