Movies like War Dogs

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War Dogs (2016)
 7.1
 208K
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: intense, funny, suspense, humorous, realistic, factual, surprise ending, ambiguous ending, dramatic, entertaining ...
Plot: arms dealer, corruption, smuggling, con artists, gunrunner, rise and fall, military, friendship, betrayal, weapons, heist, fbi, deception, fbi agent, machismo, iraq war, organized crime, politics, honest, government, drugs, revenge, christmas, tank, airplane ...
Time: 21st century, 2000s, year 2008, year 2005
Place: iraq, afghanistan, las vegas, miami, usa, pentagon, florida ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspense, interesting and intense films with plots about corruption, betrayal, mentor, storytelling, greed, runaway and dialogue mostly in Drama, Biography and Crime genres. Some movies like War Dogs: The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), Lord of War (2005), Catch Me If You Can (2002), American Made (2017), The Big Short (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: A New York stockbroker refuses to cooperate in a large securities fraud case involving corruption on Wall Street, corporate banking world and mob infiltration. Based on Jordan Belfort's autobiography.
Style: clever, realistic, motivational, cynical, captivating ...
Plot: rise and fall, money, corruption, business, success, rags to riches, dark humor, corporate crimes, yuppie, stock market, stock broker, wealth ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century, year 1987, year 1983
Place: new york, usa, geneva switzerland, big ben london, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 7.6
 311K
Lord of War (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Germany, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Yuri Orlov is a globetrotting arms dealer and, through some of the deadliest war zones, he struggles to stay one step ahead of a relentless Interpol agent, his business rivals and even some of his customers who include many of the world's most ...
Style: clever, cynical, realistic, suspense, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: arms dealer, arms dealing, corruption, greed, business, smuggling, cold war, interpol, millionaire, human nature, rise and fall, notoriety ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, 2000s, year 2001 ...
Place: bolivia, europe, africa, beirut lebanon, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
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, captivating, exciting, suspense, intense ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: con artists, master criminal, prodigy, fbi, adventure, justice, deception, rise and fall, creativity, adaptation, cat and mouse, crimes ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, year 1967, year 1974 ...
Place: usa, marseille, los angeles, madrid, new orleans ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 7.1
 174K
American Made (2017)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Japan, Colombia
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The true story of pilot Barry Seal, who transported contraband for the CIA and the Medellin cartel in the 1980s.
Style: factual, humorous, emotional, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: money laundering, drug cartel, pilot, cia, cia agent, smuggler, cocaine, true crime, illegal drugs, cold war, arms smuggling, drug dealer ...
Time: 80s, year 1983, year 1981, year 1986, 70s ...
Place: colombia, usa, latin america, panama, arkansas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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 7.8
 415K
The Big Short (2015)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The men who made millions from a global economic meltdown.
Style: intellectual, realistic, tense, suspense, clever ...
Plot: financial crisis, business, money, finance, wall street, stock market, economic crisis, loan, economics, bank, banking, analysis ...
Time: 2000s, year 1933, year 2008, year 2007, 21st century
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, las vegas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.9
 175K
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, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, rise and fall, gang, crimes, twins, mafia, organized crime, criminal heroes, brother brother relationship, mental illness, violence, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, year 2000, year 1957
Place: london, england, scotland yard, united kingdom, east end london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 255K
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: serious, captivating, atmospheric, emotional, depressing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug lord, drug addiction, drug abuse, drug dealing, rise and fall, drug cartel, drug use, gangsters, friendship, cocaine, blind ambition, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 60s, 50s, 90s ...
Place: colombia, california, latin america, usa, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.6
 241K
Focus (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Argentina
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Nicky, a veteran con artist, takes a novice named Jess under his wing. While Nicky teaches Jess the tricks of the trade, the pair become romantically involved; but, when Jess gets uncomfortably close, Nicky ends their relationship. Three years ...
Style: twists and turns, exciting, semi serious, humorous, sexy ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: fall in love, mind game, cons and scams, heist, partners, con artists, femme fatale, female thief, seduction, rivalry, love and romance, interracial love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, argentina, new orleans, new york, buenos aires argentina ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 6.4
 214K
Pain & Gain (2013)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Daniel Lugo, manager of the Sun Gym in 1990s Miami, decides that there is only one way to achieve his version of the American dream: extortion. To achieve his goal, he recruits musclemen Paul and Adrian as accomplices. After several failed attempts, ...
Style: humorous, realistic, disturbing, semi serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: american dream, athlete's life, friends, crimes, group of criminals, ambition, dark humor, partners, buddies, stupidity, kidnapping, greed ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1994, year 1995, 70s
Place: miami, florida, usa, bahamas, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 7.1
 39K
Bad Education (2019)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A superintendent of a school district works for the betterment of the student’s education when an embezzlement scheme is discovered, threatening to destroy everything.
Style: cynical, thought provoking, captivating, suspense, motivational ...
Plot: scheme, embezzlement, school, business, ambition, guilt, money, deception, american dream, corporate world, power relations, lie ...
Time: 2000s, year 2002
Place: usa, long island, new jersey, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In 2002, cable news producer Kim Barker decides to shake up her routine by taking a daring new assignment in Kabul, Afghanistan. Dislodged from her comfortable American lifestyle, Barker finds herself in the middle of an out-of-control war zone. ...
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, melancholic, factual ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: journalist, war, soldier, rescue, terrorism, journalism, fish out of water, rescue mission, disguise, murder, female journalist, battles ...
Time: year 2006, year 2004, year 2005, year 2003, 2000s ...
Place: afghanistan, middle east, iraq, new york, glasgow scotland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Thank You for Your Service (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA, India
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A group of U.S. soldiers returning from Iraq struggle to integrate back into family and civilian life, while living with the memory of a war that threatens to destroy them long after they've left the battlefield.
Style: tense, captivating, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: post traumatic stress disorder, iraq war, military, soldier, haunted by the past, rage, violence, married couple, homecoming, nudity (full frontal - brief), military industrial complex, murder ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 297K
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, realistic, serious, captivating, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, gunfight, criminal heroes, bank robbery, group of criminals, master criminal, chase, organized crime, crimes, partners, fighting crime, determination ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, illinois, tucson arizona, ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.3
 150K
Snowden (2016)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: CIA employee Edward Snowden leaks thousands of classified documents to the press.
Style: realistic, thought provoking, serious, clever, tense ...
Plot: espionage, fighting the system, journalism, whistleblower, idealism, moral dilemma, national security, media, hacking, surveillance, conspiracy, against the rules ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012, year 2011, year 2004 ...
Place: usa, japan, russia, new york, hawaii ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 11K
The Traitor (2019)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, France, Germany, Brazil
Duration: 153 min.
Story: Palermo, Sicily, 1980. Mafia member Tommaso Buscetta decides to move to Brazil with his family fleeing the constant war between the different clans of the criminal organization. But when, after living several misfortunes, he is forced to return to ...
Style: realistic, suspense, intense, captivating, factual
Plot: cosa nostra, mafia, organized crime, informant, gangsters, assassination, judge, assassination attempt, court, death threat, murder, italian history ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 2000s, year 1980 ...
Place: sicily, italy, rome italy, rio de janeiro, miami ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 28K
A Mighty Heart (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Based on Mariane Pearl's account of the terrifying and unforgettable story of her husband, Wall Street Journal reporter Danny Pearl's life and death.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, suspenseful, factual ...
Plot: murder, loss of spouse, investigation, politics, friendship, faith, kidnapping, journalism, execution, missing person, muslim, fbi ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, september 11 2001, 2000s ...
Place: pakistan, middle east, new york, manhattan new york city, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Fifth Estate (2013)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, India, Belgium
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A look at the relationship between WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and his early supporter and eventual colleague Daniel Domscheit-Berg, and how the website's growth and influence led to an irreparable rift between the two friends.
Style: tense, thought provoking, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: computers and web, journalism, politics, whistleblower, uncover truth, internet, against the rules, rebelliousness, war crime, international relations, fighting the system, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2010, year 2007 ...
Place: europe, middle east, iceland, iraq, norway ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
American Gangster (2007)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
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: tense, serious, realistic, harsh, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, drug lord, mob boss, mafia, organized crime, smuggling, heroin, police corruption, drug traffic, crime boss, police detective, rise and fall ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, year 1970, 90s ...
Place: new york, usa, harlem, bronx new york city, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: suspense, tense, realistic, factual, intense ...
Plot: money laundering, drug lord, drug cartel, federal agent, undercover, death, fear, investigation, drugs, secret agents, drug addiction, addiction ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1985, 70s
Place: usa, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Observe and Report (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Mall security guard Ronnie Barnhardt is called into action to stop a flasher from turning shopper's paradise into his personal peep show. But when Barnhardt can't bring the culprit to justice, a surly police detective is recruited to close ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, tragicomedy, satirical, intense ...
Plot: shopping mall, robbery, delusion, thief, security guard, dark humor, workplace, workplace situations, farce, adolescence vs adulthood, unrequited love, justice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 474K
American Sniper (2014)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle takes his sole mission—protect his comrades—to heart and becomes one of the most lethal snipers in American history. His pinpoint accuracy not only saves countless lives but also makes him a prime target of insurgents. ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, sniper, iraq war, soldier, navy seal, battles, military, american soldier, military life, courage, military training, u.s. marine ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2013, year 1998, september 11 2001 ...
Place: iraq, middle east, usa, california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.3
 68K
True Story (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A drama centered around the relationship between journalist Michael Finkel and Christian Longo, an FBI Most Wanted List murderer who for years lived outside the U.S. under Finkel's name.
Style: surprise ending, twists and turns, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: journalist, uncover truth, crimes, prison, moral dilemma, police investigation, journalism, prison visit, unlikely partners, accused of murder, mistaken identity, justice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, montana, oregon, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.2
 240K
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: harsh, stylized, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: gangsters, smuggling, mafia, great depression, crimes, gang, bootlegging, organized crime, greed, ambitious, uninhibited rivalry, rivalry ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1931, year 1940, 1940s
Place: virginia, usa, appalachia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Movie in collections
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The Sting (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Set in the 1930s this intricate caper deals with an ambitious small-time crook and a veteran con man who seek revenge on a vicious crime lord who murdered one of their gang.
Style: humorous, witty, captivating, twists and turns, atmospheric ...
Plot: cons and scams, con artists, gambling, casino, poker, crimes, deception, gangsters, mentor, bet, friends, mob boss ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1936
Place: chicago illinois, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Barbarians at the Gate (1993)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A television movie based upon the book by Bryan Burrough and John Helyar, about the leveraged buyout (LBO) of RJR Nabisco.
Style: realistic, suspense, talky, witty, humorous ...
Plot: wall street, satire, dinner party, uninhibited rivalry, boss and employee, workplace situations, power relations, rivalry, workplace, ambition, media, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: manhattan new york city, atlanta georgia, new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.5
 65K
The Informant! (2009)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A rising star at agri-industry giant Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), Mark Whitacre suddenly turns whistleblower. Even as he exposes his company’s multi-national price-fixing conspiracy to the FBI, Whitacre envisions himself being hailed as a hero of ...
Style: twists and turns, clever, realistic, humorous, psychological ...
Plot: investigation, fbi, undercover, whistleblower, greed, crimes, uncover truth, workplace situations, investigator, surveillance, workplace, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1994, 2000s, 70s
Place: usa, illinois, hawaii, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Born on the Fourth of July (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: The biography of Ron Kovic. Paralyzed in the Vietnam war, he becomes an anti-war and pro-human rights political activist after feeling betrayed by the country he fought for.
Style: disturbing, realistic, emotional, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: vietnam war, anti war, politics, fighting the system, vietnam veteran, military, disability, downfall, hopes, state affairs, injustice, human spirit ...
Time: 70s, 50s, 60s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, new york, usa, mexico, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.5
 83K
Richard Jewell (2019)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Richard Jewell thinks quick, works fast, and saves hundreds, perhaps thousands, of lives after a domestic terrorist plants several pipe bombs and they explode during a concert, only to be falsely suspected of the crime by sloppy FBI work and ...
Style: tense, realistic, factual, suspense, emotional ...
Plot: lawyer, false accusation, wrongful arrest, investigation, federal bureau of investigation, scapegoat, fbi, interrogation, police officer, police, fbi agent, newspaper reporter ...
Time: 90s, year 1996, year 1986, 20th century
Place: atlanta georgia, georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Midnight Express (1978)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Billy Hayes is caught attempting to smuggle drugs out of Turkey. The Turkish courts decide to make an example of him, sentencing him to more than 30 years in prison. Hayes has two opportunities for release: the appeals made by his lawyer, his ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, suspense, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: prison, torture, brutality, injustice, court, escape, lawyer, escape attempt, convict, sadism, drug smuggling, hashish ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1970, year 1972, year 1975 ...
Place: turkey, brooklyn new york city, istanbul turkey, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.7
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The Hoax (2006)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In what would cause a fantastic media frenzy, Clifford Irving sells his bogus biography of Howard Hughes to a premiere publishing house in the early 1970s.
Style: realistic, cynical, witty, intense, tense ...
Plot: americana, writer's life, giant, ambition, media, rise and fall, research, paranoia, friendship between men, flying, eccentricity, creativity ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971
Place: usa, las vegas, pentagon, washington d.c., bahamas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%