Movies like Legend

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Legend (2015)
 6.9
 188K
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 nightclubs and protection rackets. With police Detective Leonard "Nipper" Read hot on their heels, the brothers continue their rapid rise to power and achieve tabloid notoriety.
Style: realistic, brutal, serious, tense, suspenseful, intense, psychological, rough, poignant, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, gang, rise and fall, organized crime, abusive husband, twins, psychopath, extortion, mental illness, violent, relationships, brutality, identical twins, family relations, siblings relations, cockney, character study, brother brother relationship, mafioso, gang war, paranoid schizophrenia, twists and turns, betrayal, money ...
Time: 60s, 50s, year 1957, 20th century, year 2000, 1960s
Place: england, london, east end london, scotland yard, united kingdom

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, interesting, intense and stylized films with plots about gangsters, organized crime, gun, corruption, storytelling, mentor and violence mostly in Crime, Drama and Biography genres. Some movies like Legend: Lawless (2012), Goodfellas (1990), The Krays (1990), War Dogs (2016), The Iceman (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.2
 246K
Lawless (2012)
Genre: Biography, 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: intense, harsh, stylized, entertaining, brutal ...
Plot: gangsters, mafia, organized crime, gang, bootlegging, smuggling, greed, prohibition, suspense, robbery, corruption, great depression ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1931, year 1940, 1940s
Place: virginia, usa, appalachia, new jersey
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100%
 8.7
 1.2M
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, epic, brutal, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, organized crime, gangsters, rise and fall, criminal heroes, mentor, drugs, suspense, friends, cosa nostra, drug traffic, gang ...
Time: 70s, 50s, year 1970, 80s, year 1963 ...
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, italy, florida, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 9K
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: dark, disturbing, harsh, melancholic, bleak ...
Plot: gangsters, twins, mafia, gang, organized crime, mental illness, violent, murder, brutality, criminal, male nudity, violence ...
Time: 1940s, 60s, 20th century, 50s, 70s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 228K
War Dogs (2016)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama, War
Country: USA, Romania
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Based on the true story of two young men, David Packouz and Efraim Diveroli, who won a $300 million contract from the Pentagon to arm America's allies in Afghanistan.
Style: realistic, intense, funny, humorous, factual ...
Plot: corruption, arms dealer, smuggling, friendship, rise and fall, gunrunner, military, betrayal, heist, suspense, business, kidnapping ...
Time: 2000s, year 2008, year 2005, 21st century
Place: iraq, las vegas, middle east, baghdad iraq, albania ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.8
 76K
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: suspenseful, tense, dark, brutal, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, mafia, psychopath, gangsters, crime family, lone hero, organized crime, killer, suspense, greed, notoriety, family relations ...
Time: 70s, year 1964, 60s, 80s, 20th century ...
Place: new jersey, usa, new york, lower east side manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 9K
The Take (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
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Story: Freddie Jackson is just out of prison. He's done his time, made the right connections and now he's ready to use them. His wife Jackie dreams of having her husband home but she's forgotten the rows and the girls Freddie can't ...
Style: serious, captivating, rough, bleak, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mob boss, mafia, respect, british, criminal heroes, power struggle, relatives, crime boss, betrayal, ex convict, prison ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: england, london, east end london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 308K
Public Enemies (2009)
Genre: Action, 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: stylized, factual, exciting, intense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, gunfight, organized crime, bank robbery, group of criminals, escape, criminal heroes, heist, gang, mafia, fbi, manhunt ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 90s, year 1933, 70s
Place: usa, tucson arizona, indiana, chicago illinois, illinois ...
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100%
 7.5
 265K
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: touching, thought provoking, depressing, emotional, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drugs, drug addiction, gangsters, drug lord, rise and fall, drug abuse, friendship, drug cartel, drug dealing, cocaine, drug use, addiction ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 50s, 60s, 90s ...
Place: california, colombia, latin america, boston, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 7.0
 155K
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, intense, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, boys' night
Plot: twists and turns, gangsters, robbery, organized crime, crime boss, criminal heroes, fall in love, catholic, mafia, character study, church, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york, boston, brooklyn new york city, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Infiltrator (2016)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A U.S Customs official uncovers a massive money laundering scheme involving Pablo Escobar.
Style: tense, realistic, dramatic, factual, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: drug lord, drugs, money laundering, suspense, addiction, gangsters, drug cartel, federal agent, investigation, death, undercover agent, organized crime ...
Time: 80s, 70s, year 1985, 20th century
Place: latin america, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 184K
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: factual, brutal, intense, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, organized crime, corruption, fbi, violence, murder, illness, brutality, irish mob, true crime, arms dealing ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century, year 1981, year 1995 ...
Place: boston, new jersey, usa, massachusetts, miami ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 8.3
 855K
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: serious, exciting, rough, harsh, psychological ...
Audience: date night, manly, boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, organized crime, gunfight, drug lord, drug cartel, mob boss, cocaine, ambition, drug dealing, drug abuse, violence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: miami, miami beach, cuba, florida, bolivia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, talky, thought provoking, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, mob boss, gang, gang war, irish, criminal, corruption, organized crime, murder, hitman, caper ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, year 1960, year 1975 ...
Place: usa, ireland, boston, ohio, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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, captivating, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, police, suspense, mole, organized crime, undercover cop, gunfight, violence, corruption, undercover, twists and turns ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, china, taiwan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Catch Me If You Can (2002)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A true story about Frank Abagnale Jr. who, before his 19th birthday, successfully conned millions of dollars worth of checks as a Pan Am pilot, doctor, and legal prosecutor. An FBI agent makes it his mission to put him behind bars. But Frank not ...
Style: clever, exciting, captivating, entertaining, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, date night
Plot: con artists, adaptation, deception, master criminal, fbi, creativity, prodigy, race against time, rise and fall, impostor, justice, chase ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, year 1967, year 1969 ...
Place: new york, new orleans, los angeles, san francisco, boston ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 141K
Payback (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: With friends like these, who needs enemies? That's the question bad guy Porter is left asking after his wife and partner steal his heist money and leave him for dead -- or so they think. Five months and an endless reservoir of bitterness later, ...
Style: neo noir, exciting, suspenseful, rough, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night, adult
Plot: vengeance, organized crime, revenge, betrayal, gangsters, money, mafia, heist, greed, robbery, prostitute, suspense ...
Time: future, 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.7
 314K
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: tense, realistic, neo noir, clever, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, undercover, organized crime, fbi, mentor, investigation, working undercover, suspense, undercover agent, gang, law enforcement ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1978
Place: new york, new jersey, florida, usa, miami ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.3
 59K
Animal Kingdom (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
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, disturbing, bleak, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, mafia, interrogation, suspense, violence, investigation, complex characters, justice, character study, vengeance, drug dealer ...
Time: 21st century
Place: australia, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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 7.2
 9K
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: tense, serious, clever, intense, thought provoking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, robbery, art theft, adaptation, irish, master criminal, brutality, law enforcement, mastermind, cons and scams, mafia, organized crime ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s, 50s, 70s
Place: ireland, dublin ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Mesrine: Killer Instinct (2008)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Canada, Italy
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Jacques Mesrine, a loyal son and dedicated soldier, is back home and living with his parents after serving in the Algerian War. Soon he is seduced by the neon glamour of sixties Paris and the easy money it presents. Mentored by Guido, Mesrine turns ...
Style: bleak, tense, realistic, intense, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, mafia, rise to the top, against the rules, prison, robbery, prison escape, romancing a criminal, heist, character study, gang ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 50s, 20th century
Place: france, paris france, canada, africa, montreal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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 ...
Style: intense, realistic, tense, thought provoking, emotional ...
Plot: journalism, gangsters, investigation, strong female character, murder, justice, corruption, suspense, drug lord, police, drug dealing, heroin ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: ireland, dublin ireland, europe, amsterdam, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 7.9
 222K
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, suspenseful, tense, melancholic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, organized crime, nightclub, suspense, tragic hero, drug dealing, drugs, gang, gunfight, prison, violence ...
Time: 70s, 90s, 20th century, year 1975
Place: new york, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city, harlem, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.8
 30K
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, stylized, intense, talky, tense ...
Plot: mafia, gambling, casino, organized crime, gangsters, hollywood, jewish, suspense, ambition, rise and fall, love affair, bohemian life ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, year 1945, 70s
Place: las vegas, los angeles, usa, new york, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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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, brutal, tense, intense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: gangsters, robbery, gambling, mafia, organized crime, hitman, heist, murder, brutality, crime gone awry, gang, violence ...
Time: 2000s, year 2008, 70s, 21st century
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, florida, orlando florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 7.1
 40K
Chopper (2000)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The true and intense story of Mark 'Chopper' Read, a legendary criminal who wrote his autobiography while serving a jail sentence in prison.
Style: disturbing, cynical, rough, dark, stylized ...
Plot: prison, gangsters, brutality, dark humor, convict, gang, jail, character study, murder, eccentricity, judge, self destructing ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1978, year 1986
Place: australia, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 7.2
 184K
The Bank Job (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Australia
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Terry is a small-time car dealer trying to leave his shady past behind and start a family. Martine is a beautiful model from Terry's old neighbourhood who knows that Terry is no angel. When Martine proposes a foolproof plan to rob a bank, Terry ...
Style: exciting, tense, talky, clever, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, bank robbery, robbery, suspense, political corruption, blackmail, organized crime, murder, gangsters, chase, crime gone awry, storage unit ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971
Place: london, england, new jersey, boston, united kingdom ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
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, tense, stylized, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, mafia, corruption, irish mob, blackmail, love triangle, violence, gang, betrayal, twists and turns, mayor ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
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, clever, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, manly
Plot: mafia, gangsters, organized crime, corruption, smuggling, tough cop, tough law enforcer, gunfight, suspense, prohibition, tax evasion, prohibition era ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
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: melancholic, brutal, dark, visually appealing, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, fall in love, violence, love and romance, organized crime, mentor, going straight, twists and turns, runaway, crime boss, dishonor among criminals, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century
Place: england, london, europe, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 5.9
 8K
Empire (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A big time drug dealer Victor Rosa is looking to get out of the game and sees his chance with a big deal with a new friend who happens to be a Wall St. stockbroker. Thinking this will be his chance to go out on top Victor soon finds out that he has ...
Style: intense, stylized, melancholic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: betrayal, organized crime, greed, drugs, twists and turns, gang, suspense, wall street, drug dealing, cons and scams, going straight, criminal heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, bronx new york city, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%