Movies like A Most Violent Year

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A Most Violent Year (2014)
 7.0
 71K
A Most Violent Year (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A thriller set in New York City during the winter of 1981, statistically one of the most violent years in the city's history, and centered on a the lives of an immigrant and his family trying to expand their business and capitalize on opportunities as the rampant violence, decay, and corruption of the day drag them in and threaten to destroy all they have built.
Style: tense, atmospheric, rough, serious, suspenseful, intense, twists and turns, bleak, depressing, dark ...
Plot: immigrants, corruption, truck, oil, american dream, capitalism, family business, business ethics, crimes, ambition, power relations, mafia, family in danger, police detective, husband wife relationship, moral dilemma, gangsters, greed, lawyer, winter, loan, loan shark, organized crime, character study, tunnel ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981, 70s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, new jersey

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Most similar movies to A Most Violent Year

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out tense, serious, realistic and suspense films with plots about gangsters, crimes, murder, dialogue, corruption, violence and greed mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like A Most Violent Year: The Drop (2014), Training Day (2001), The Departed (2006), Margin Call (2011), The Godfather (1972). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, twists and turns, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, robbery, gangsters, crime boss, crimes, criminal's revenge, organized crime, fall in love, hitman, bartender, blackmail, catholic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, boston, usa, massachusetts
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100%
 7.7
 424K
Training Day (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: On his first day on the job as a narcotics officer, a rookie cop works with a rogue detective who isn't what he appears.
Style: tense, realistic, neo noir, harsh, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, lone hero, gang member, african american, mentor, gunfight, corrupt cop, police brutality, rookie, drug dealer, war on drugs, latinos ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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: captivating, twist ending, tense, surprise ending, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, crimes, mole, police, working undercover, organized crime, undercover cop, mind game, undercover, pride and honor, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa, taiwan, china, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 127K
Margin Call (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A thriller that revolves around the key people at an investment bank over a 24-hour period during the early stages of the financial crisis.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, suspense, clever ...
Plot: stock market, financial crisis, greed, wall street, corporate crimes, businessman, capitalism, millionaire, workplace situations, moral dilemma, financial problem, investments ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2008, 70s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 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: captivating, serious, family saga, rough, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, organized crime, greed, pride and honor, criminal heroes, crime boss, gang war, mob boss, crimes, cosa nostra, lawyer ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 20th century, post world war two
Place: italy, new york, europe, sicily, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
No Country for Old Men (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
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: neo noir, tense, rough, bleak, serious ...
Plot: greed, hitman, sheriff, death, brutality, psychopath, human nature, crimes, track down, peril, stolen money, escape ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: texas, usa, mexico, latin america, el paso texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
A History of Violence (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An average family is thrust into the spotlight after the father commits a seemingly self-defense murder at his diner.
Style: neo noir, harsh, tense, twists and turns, disturbing ...
Plot: robbery, family relations, self defense, small town, double life, attempted murder, revenge, attempted robbery, vigilantism, mafia, criminal's revenge, hidden identity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, usa, philadelphia, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Killing Them Softly (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Jackie Cogan is an enforcer hired to restore order after three dumb guys rob a Mob protected card game, causing the local criminal economy to collapse.
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, rough, tense, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime gone awry, robbery, criminal, hitman, bandit, crimes, gambling, mafia, murder, poker, brutality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2008, 2000s, 70s
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana, florida, orlando florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, cerebral, atmospheric, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, crimes, organized crime, melancholy, criminal heroes, ambition, rise to the top, mob boss, crime boss, corruption, immigrants ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1940s, 1920s, 60s ...
Place: cuba, italy, new york, sicily, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: harsh, bleak, tense, emotional, serious ...
Plot: gangsters, vengeance, mafia, criminal's revenge, rain, hitman, bank robbery, manhunt, organized crime, murder, betrayal, on the road ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1931
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, captivating, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, organized crime, smuggling, tough law enforcer, tough cop, bribery, court, crimes, police investigation, mob boss, fighting crime ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 69K
A Simple Plan (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, France, USA, Japan
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Captivated by the lure of sudden wealth, the quiet rural lives of two brothers erupt into conflicts of greed, paranoia and distrust when over $4 million in cash is discovered at the remote site of a downed small airplane. Their simple plan to retain ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, bleak, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: greed, crime gone awry, crimes, betrayal, human nature, treasure, character change, dishonesty, couple relations, disorder, fbi, nothing goes right ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 108K
Mean Streets (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A small-time hood must choose from among love, friendship and the chance to rise within the mob.
Style: tense, realistic, atmospheric, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, redemption, friendship, mafia, racial slur, crimes, friends, urban ghetto life, organized crime, urban ghetto, criminal heroes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.0
 488
West 32nd (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When John Kim, an ambitious young lawyer, takes on a pro bono case to exonerate a fourteen-year-old boy from a first degree murder charge, he finds a world he never knew existed in the underbelly of Manhattan - the Korean underworld.
Style: tense, captivating, atmospheric, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: gangsters, lawyer, ambition, crimes, mafia, fish out of water, murder, korean american, rivalry, blind ambition, hotshot lawyer, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
We Own the Night (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A New York nightclub manager tries to save his brother and father from Russian mafia hitmen.
Style: serious, captivating, rough, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, law enforcement, heroin, gangsters, nightclub, crimes, mafia, siblings relations, parents and children, parent child relationship, party, criminal heroes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1988, 70s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Across 110th Street (1972)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In a daring robbery, some $300,000 is taken from the Italian mob. Several mafiosi are killed, as are two policemen. Lt. Pope and Mattelli are two New York City cops trying to break the case. Three small-time criminals are on the run with the money. ...
Style: neo noir, bleak, cynical, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crimes, dishonesty, society, law enforcement, obsessive quest, partners against crime, fighting crime, violence spree, r&b, social decay, interracial relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, harlem, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.2
 22K
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: tense, serious, captivating, suspenseful, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, homecoming, betrayal, irish, undercover, gangsters, crimes, working undercover, organized crime, dishonesty, mafia, irish mob ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, boston ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.4
 21K
The Yards (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In the rail yards of Queens, contractors repair and rebuild the city's subway cars. These contracts are lucrative, so graft and corruption are rife. When Leo Handler gets out of prison, he finds his aunt married to Frank Olchin, one of the big ...
Style: tense, bleak, realistic, rough, emotional ...
Plot: political corruption, betrayal, corruption, murder, whistleblower, false accusation, crimes, injustice, moral dilemma, life is a bitch, gangsters, bribery ...
Time: 90s, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Brooklyn's Finest (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Enforcing the law within the notoriously rough Brownsville section of the city and especially within the Van Dyke housing projects is the NYPD's sixty-fifth precinct. Three police officers struggle with the sometimes fine line between right and ...
Style: tense, realistic, bleak, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, guilt, police brutality, corrupt cop, deception, corruption, police, undercover cop, police detective, undercover, desperation, rookie ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, usa, new jersey, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The French Connection (1971)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Tough narcotics detective 'Popeye' Doyle is in hot pursuit of a suave French drug dealer who may be the key to a huge heroin-smuggling operation.
Style: atmospheric, tense, realistic, neo noir, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroin, drug lord, police brutality, drug dealing, investigation, gangsters, informant, frenchman, partnership, french, mafia, smuggling ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, marseille, manhattan new york city, brooklyn new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 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: serious, captivating, tense, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang war, gangsters, gang, chase, urban ghetto, friendship, drug dealing, betrayal, crimes, addiction, rise and fall, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: harlem, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, turkey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.0
 42K
13 (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A naive young man assumes a dead man's identity and finds himself embroiled in an underground world of power, violence, and chance where men gamble behind closed doors on the lives of other men.
Style: bleak, psychological, serious, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: russian roulette, greed, gambling, murder, crimes, fish out of water, life is a bitch, society, social decay, police detective, drug overdose, game of death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, ohio, new york, midwest, delaware ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.4
 124K
Triple Frontier (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Struggling to make ends meet, former special ops soldiers reunite for a high-stakes heist: stealing $75 million from a South American drug lord.
Style: tense, exciting, captivating, suspense, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug cartel, ex special forces, drug lord, greed, ex soldier, crimes, survival, friendship, violence, murder, theft, escapades ...
Time: 2010s
Place: peru, south america, usa, brazil, andes mountains ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 7.4
 30K
Thief (1981)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Frank is an expert professional safecracker, specialized in high-profile diamond heists. He plans to use his ill-gotten income to retire from crime and build a nice life for himself complete with a home, wife and kids. To accelerate the process, he ...
Style: neo noir, stylized, tense, atmospheric, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: safecracker, heist, betrayal, storage unit, one last job, convict, car salesman, thief, crimes, vengeance, safe, mistrust ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: chicago illinois, illinois, usa, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.9
 214K
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, atmospheric, rough, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, nightclub, tragic hero, drug dealing, cocaine, violence, ex convict, drug lord, disco, crimes, haunted by the past ...
Time: 90s, 70s, 20th century, year 1975
Place: usa, new york, grand central station manhattan new york city, harlem, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.4
 5K
Best Seller (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Hit man Cleve approaches writer/cop Dennis about a story for his next book: How Cleve made a living, working for one of the most powerful politicians in the country. To get the story right, they travel around the country to gather statements and ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: murder, heist, hitman, psychopath, serial killer, police detective, crimes, vengeance, writer's life, mind game, gunfight, bomb ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: texas, california, oregon, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, corruption, organized crime, mafia, betrayal, love triangle, jewish, mayor, blackmail, gang war, vengeance, rivalry ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.7
 5K
Prime Cut (1972)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A Chicago mob enforcer is sent to Kansas City to settle a debt with a cattle rancher who not only grinds his enemies into sausage, but sells women as sex slaves.
Style: exciting, serious, tense, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: gangsters, murder, chase, collector, crimes, small community, vengeance, gang, rivalry, factory, mafia, irish mob ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1930s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, kansas, kansas city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.7
 214K
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: exciting, rough, tense, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mob boss, organized crime, police detective, crimes, corruption, mafia, tough law enforcer, police brutality, fighting crime, power struggle, partners against crime ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 50s, year 1949, 1930s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.0
 53K
Boiler Room (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A college dropout gets a job as a broker for a suburban investment firm, which puts him on the fast track to success, but the job might not be as legitimate as it sounds.
Style: psychological, serious, rough, cynical, suspenseful ...
Plot: stock broker, office, wall street, crimes, moral dilemma, rise to the top, parents and children, ambition, illegal gambling, violence, drug abuse, crime gone awry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, long island, manhattan new york city, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%