Movies like El Narco

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El Narco (2010)
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El Narco (2010)
Original name: El Infierno
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Western
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 fun. But very soon he will discover that criminal life does not always keep its promises.
Style: rough, humorous, realistic, semi serious, dark humor, cynical, biting, suspense, cult film
Plot: drug cartel, gangsters, politics, drug dealing, violence, mafia, gang war, crimes, society, anti heroes, organized crime, life is a bitch, anti hero, criminal heroes, unlikely criminals, dishonor among criminals, death, police corruption, juvenile delinquency, assassination, crime scene, gangster, small town, blood splatter, drug lord ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, rough, serious and suspenseful films with plots about crimes, crime, gangsters, gangster, violence, criminal heroes and gang mostly in Crime, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like El Narco: Herod's Law (1999), The Perfect Dictatorship (2014), The Snitch Cartel (2011), Scarface (1983), City of God (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Herod's Law (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: Mexico
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Mexico, 1949. The fable of a janitor turned Mayor on a little town lost in the Mexican desert, who gradually realizes how far his new acquainted power and corruption can get him.
Style: biting, suspense, clever, realistic, witty ...
Plot: politics, mayor, corruption, political corruption, satire, small town, crime, crimes, small town life, desert, village life, village ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: mexico, latin america
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100%
The Perfect Dictatorship (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 143 min.
Story: TV MX, the most powerful Mexican Television Corporation, discloses a scandalous story involving Governor Carmelo Vargas in serious crimes and illicit business. Governor Vargas worried about his political future, decides to clean his image and ...
Style: cynical, semi serious, humorous, realistic, biting ...
Plot: manipulation, media, media satire, political intrigue, political corruption, manipulations, journalism, campaign, dishonesty, state affairs, corrupt politician, blackmail ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Snitch Cartel (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Colombia, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The real life story of Andres Lopez Lopez aka "Frecita" during his years involved with the Colombian Cartel aka "Cartel Norte del Valle"
Style: serious, rough, stylized, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, crimes, gangsters, organized crime, rise to the top, drugs/alcohol, drug dealing, ambition, gang, drugs, violence, money ...
Place: colombia, latin america, miami, usa, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.3
 722K
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, criminal heroes, gunfight, mob boss, drug cartel, rise and fall, drug abuse, organized crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: miami, cuba, usa, bolivia, colombia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 8.6
 686K
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, coming of age, gang war, society, street gang, life is a bitch, social decay, journalism ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 80s
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Ruination of Men (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Mexico, Spain
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Two men jump out from behind some cacti and beat a man over the head with a rock. They then take the body to the dead man's hut, and sit with his body for the night while they talk, complain and dance. Later at the police station, two women ...
Style: rough, cynical, dark humor, humorous, suspense ...
Plot: murder, police station, love triangle, deadly, betrayal, crimes, corpse, widow, unlikely partners, crime, dealing with death, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A Wonderful World (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A fairy tale about the political and socioeconomic realities of Mexico.
Style: humorous, captivating, social, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: satire, rich and poor, mistaken identity, social decay, society, politics, political conspiracy, disorder, suicide, sleeping, leadership, immigrants ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Story of a Latino Godfather (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: In the streets of East Los Angeles, Manny is a formidable drug dealer. Impressed by his extravagant lifestyle and prowess, his young son, Kilo, yearns to follow in his footsteps. Kilo resolves to learn how to prosper in the drug world, and his new ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime boss, gangsters, prison, prison life, juvenile delinquency, criminal heroes, crimes, life is a bitch, deadly, drug dealing, gang, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 3.4
 129
Sucker Punch (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Mike Sullivan spends his nights kidnapping runaways so his boss, Lamar, can turn them into prostitutes. He is a crack addict and a thief and he is in love with a resentful prostitute, Rhonda, who doesn't love him back. Although he has ...
Style: captivating, psychological, tense, semi serious, disturbing ...
Plot: gangsters, redemption, violence, crimes, drug dealing, social decay, addiction, gang, on the run, leadership, dishonesty, going straight ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, europe, france, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Paper Soldiers (2002)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Paper Soldiers follows an overeager burglar named Shawn (Kevin Hart) through the ups and downs of his short, stressful career.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: gangsters, crime, crimes, drug dealing, dishonesty, partners, nothing goes right, disorder, ambition, criminal heroes, unlikely criminals, hip hop ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, memphis
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
La Linea - The Line (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The story centers around veteran assassin Mark Shields as he tracks down, Pelon, the elusive head of the Salazar Crime Cartel. Through twists of fate, Shields ends up with a local woman, Olivia who is also fighting her own demons for the sake of her ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, exciting
Plot: drug dealing, gangsters, drug abuse, track down, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, hitman, criminal heroes, mentally unstable, master criminal, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america, tijuana mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Gangster's Paradise: Jerusalema (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: South Africa
Duration: 119 min.
Story: This South African movie tracks the rise of a once-petty criminal to the heights of the criminal underworld. After cutting his teeth on hijacking, before moving onto bigger game, an ambitious man hits a setback when most of his gang are shot.
Style: epic, serious, rough, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: urban ghetto life, gangsters, criminal heroes, gang war, drug lord, drug dealing, thief, group of criminals, ambition, gang, life is a bitch, buddies ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Original Gangsters (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Mexico, Spain, Argentina
Duration: 91 min.
Story: La historia comienza con un robo que se realiza en la Ciudad de México. La banda formada por Carlos, Leonardo, Mónica y Leserio habían pactado viajar a Argentina para lavar el dinero. Al llegar a Buenos Aires se encuentran en una guerra de mafias ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, exciting ...
Plot: crime gone awry, heist, dishonesty, crimes, crime, disorder, criminal heroes, bank robbery, escape, violence, graphic violence, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina, mexico, latin america, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.0
 46K
Gomorrah (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 137 min.
Story: An inside look at Italy's modern-day crime families, the Camorra in Naples and Caserta. Based on a book by Roberto Saviano. Power, money and blood: these are the "values" that the residents of the Province of Naples and Caserta have ...
Style: bleak, tense, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Plot: gang war, juvenile delinquency, criminal, power, crimes, crime, criminal heroes, danger, deadly, organized crime, debt, social decay ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, quarry
Place: italy, europe, naples italy, southern italy, miami ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.0
 102K
Get the Gringo (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A career criminal (Gibson) nabbed by Mexican authorities is placed in a tough prison where he learns to survive with the help of a 9-year-old boy.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, intense, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, prison life, thief, gunfight, gang, crimes, crime, criminal heroes, group of criminals, danger, cons and scams, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america, tijuana mexico, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 8.0
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Company (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Mallik is a henchman of Aslam Bhai, a Mumbai underworld kingpin. He inducts local hothead Chandu into the gang, and the two of them soon form a formidable faction within the gang, eventually displacing Aslam. As the empire grows, however, the two of ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: gang war, organized crime, rivalry, gang, gangsters, criminal underworld, love and romance, criminal heroes, deadly, crimes, crime, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, switzerland, hong kong, mumbai india, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.8
 4K
Northwest (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Nordvest is a gangsterfilm set in the suburbs of Copenhagen. Casper (18), the oldest of 3 siblings, survives life on the streets by committing burglaries for the neighbourhood boss, Jamal. When Casper gets an offer to work for Jamal’s rival ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, bleak, tense ...
Plot: urban ghetto life, crimes, life is a bitch, gangsters, juvenile delinquency, gang, friendship, family problems, vengeance, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, gang war ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, copenhagen, copenhagen denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.4
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Apaharan (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 173 min.
Story: Story of a tumultuous and complex relationship between a father (Mohan Agashe) and son (Ajay Devgan), set against the backdrop of a thriving kidnapping industry in the Hindi heartland of Bihar.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Plot: politics, gangsters, bribery, moral dilemma, introspection, human nature, police corruption, ransom, injustice, dishonesty, crimes, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 4.3
 1K
Hot Boyz (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Injustice begets a criminal. Kool is an artist without prospects, a black belt in karate, and in love with LaShawna, poised and college bound. One night she witnesses a stabbing and discovers the victim is a cop as he dies in her arms. She's ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: frame up, racism, gangsters, police investigation, crimes, crime, life is a bitch, social decay, murder, false accusation, police corruption, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
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23%
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Heli (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Mexico, Netherlands, Germany, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Heli must try and protect his young family when his 12-year-old sister inadvertently involves them in the brutal drug world. He must battle against the drug cartel that have been angered as well as the corrupt police force.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, atmospheric, tense ...
Plot: drug cartel, crimes, cocaine, drug dealing, gang, corrupt law enforcer, kids in trouble, urban ghetto life, small town, society, factory worker, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Big Fat Gypsy Gangster (2011)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After sixteen years at Her Majesty's Pleasure, Britain's hardest man is released from prison, and into the care of a documentary film crew headed by a Brit-loving American film-maker who follow him for the next week, on an hilarious ...
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, exciting, rough, humorous ...
Plot: gangsters, chaos and mayhem, society, buddies, crimes, prison, criminal heroes, release from prison, criminal, crime, social misfits, british ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
House of My Father (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Western
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Scheming of a way to save their father's ranch, the Alvarez brothers find themselves in a war with Mexico's most feared drug lord.
Style: humorous, not serious, surreal, satirical, funny ...
Plot: drug lord, farce, parody, organized crime, cowboy, danger, drug dealing, escapades, fall in love, eccentricity, gangsters, stereotypes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
State Property (2002)
Genre: Drama, Crime, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Frustrated with being broke, Beans decides that the only way to grasp the American Dream is to take it.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, gang, drug dealing, family life, crimes, juvenile delinquency, friendship, criminal heroes, ambition, urban ghetto life, city life, social decay ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, memphis, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller, Western
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: An American bartender and his prostitute girlfriend go on a road trip through the Mexican underworld to collect a $1 million bounty on the head of a dead gigolo.
Style: suspense, cynical, bleak, tense, dark humor ...
Plot: bounty hunter, gunfight, brutality, murder, death, on the road, bartender, prostitute, suitcase of money, revenge, suitcase full of money, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Winner Takes All (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two rapper childhood friends turn to the quick and easy life of crime to support their needy parents. But after a foiled robbery, one of them is jailed while the other flees, changes his name, joins the military, and grows up to become a narcotics ...
Style: rough, bleak, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination, gangsters, life is a bitch, rivalry, partners against crime, law enforcement, police investigation, dishonesty, buddies, performer's life, deadly, gang ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, kentucky
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Gangs of Wasseypur (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 321 min.
Story: Shahid Khan is exiled after impersonating the legendary Sultana Daku in order to rob British trains. Now outcast, Shahid becomes a worker at Ramadhir Singh's colliery, only to spur a revenge battle that passes on to generations. At the turn of ...
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Plot: gang, mafia, gangsters, vengeance, crime, crimes, criminal heroes, organized crime, killings, dishonesty, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.1
 130K
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: twists and turns, exciting, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, neo noir, robbery, money, betrayal, violence, mafia, crimes, organized crime, criminal heroes, gangsters, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.1
 44K
A Man Apart (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: When Vetter's wife is killed in a botched hit organized by Diablo, he seeks revenge against those responsible. But in the process, Vetter and Hicks have to fight their way up the chain to get to Diablo but it's easier said than done when ...
Style: serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, crimes, tough law enforcer, cocaine, vigilantism, organized crime, drug cartel, fighting crime, tough heroes, crime, danger, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, los angeles, usa, latin america, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.2
 4K
Shottas (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Jamaica
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A raw urban drama about two friends raised on the dangerous streets of Kingston, Jamaica. Biggs and Wayne take on the "Shotta" way of life to survive. As young boys, they begin a life of crime, eventually moving to the US where they begin ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang violence, crime boss, gangsters, police chase, social decay, criminal heroes, heist, life is a bitch, rivalry, crime gone awry, drug dealing, partners ...
Time: contemporary
Place: miami, jamaica, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.3
 6K
The Mule (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In 1983, a naive man is detained by Australian Federal Police with lethal narcotics hidden in his stomach. After being apprehended, ‘The Mule’ makes a desperate choice... to defy his bodily functions and withhold the evidence – literally.
Style: humorous, semi serious, dark humor, cynical, stylized ...
Plot: unlikely criminals, crime gone awry, escapades, crime, crimes, drug dealing, disorder, drugs, drug dealer, drug, narcissistic woman, house arrest ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: australia, thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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