Movies and TV shows like Ray Donovan

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Ray Donovan (2013)
 8.3
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Ray Donovan (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Set in the sprawling mecca of the rich and famous, Ray Donovan does the dirty work for LA's top power players, and makes their problems disappear. His father's unexpected release from prison sets off a chain of events that shakes the Donovan family to its core.
Style: captivating, serious, tense, clever, stylized, realistic, neo noir, rough, gloomy, psycho film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hollywood, identity crisis, crimes, power relations, blackmail, family secret, family problems, businessman, family relations, intrigue, expert, teamwork, relatives, family feud, fbi, millionaire, cover up, graphic violence, rivalry, ambition, loyalty, threat, siblings relations, marriage, health situation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: usa, los angeles, california

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Most similar movies to Ray Donovan

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and tense films and TV series with plots about crimes, family relations, corruption, female nudity, profanity, murder and graphic violence mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Ray Donovan: Animal Kingdom (2016), Boardwalk Empire (2010), The Sopranos (1999), Peaky Blinders (2013), Breaking Bad (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Animal Kingdom (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The series centers on 17-year-old Joshua "J" Cody, who moves in with his freewheeling relatives in their Southern California beach town after his mother dies of a heroin overdose. Headed by boot-tough matriarch Janine "Smurf" ...
Style: captivating, exciting, tense, twists and turns, erotic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal, crime family, crimes, heist, dysfunctional family, escapades, gay brother, family conflict, brother brother relationship, friendship, ex convict, sex ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, southern california, california
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91%
Boardwalk Empire (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
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: captivating, atmospheric, suspenseful, tense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, crimes, mob boss, criminal heroes, crime boss, smuggling, organized crime, prohibition, corruption, politician, businessman ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, usa, atlantic city new jersey, atlantic city, new york ...
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83%
 9.2
 380K
The Sopranos (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: The Sopranos is an American television drama created by David Chase. The series revolves around the New Jersey-based Italian-American mobster Tony Soprano and the difficulties he faces as he tries to balance the conflicting requirements of his home ...
Style: serious, cynical, clever, captivating, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, organized crime, gangsters, crimes, criminal heroes, killings, dark humor, family life, family relations, ambition, psychiatrist, introspection ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, 20th century, 2000s, contemporary
Place: new jersey, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 8.8
 510K
Peaky Blinders (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, tense, serious, captivating, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, gang, gang war, mafia, determination, power struggle, cruelty, crime boss, crimes, rivalry, society ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 20th century
Place: england, ireland, london, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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Breaking Bad (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 49 min.
TV show
Story: When Walter White, a New Mexico chemistry teacher, is diagnosed with Stage III cancer and given a prognosis of only two years left to live, he becomes filled with a sense of fearlessness and an unrelenting desire to secure his family's ...
Style: captivating, tense, psychological, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: drug dealing, life turned upside down, drug lord, crimes, family problems, peril, master criminal, life is a bitch, cancer, unlikely partners, drug cartel, criminal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new mexico, albuquerque new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 7.7
 7K
Brotherhood (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A working-class Irish family rules a city built on loyalty and corruption. The Caffee brothers, Tommy, a rising politician desperate for reelection, and Michael, a hardened criminal returning from seven years on the run and eager to reclaim his ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: politician, dysfunctional family, mafia, irish, family relations, organized crime, family problems, crimes, ambition, political corruption, mob boss, politics ...
Place: usa, rhode island, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 8.1
 46K
Power (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: James “Ghost” St. Patrick has it all: a beautiful wife, a gorgeous Manhattan penthouse, and the hottest, up-and-coming new nightclub in New York. His club, Truth, caters to the elite: the famous and infamous boldface names that run the city that ...
Style: tense, captivating, realistic, serious, erotic
Plot: nightclub, nightlife, drug dealing, ambition, double life, money laundering, organized crime, crimes, drug lord, sexual activity, businessman, nightclub owner ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 8.7
 497K
House of Cards (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 51 min.
TV show
Story: Set in present day Washington, D.C., House of Cards is the story of Frank Underwood, a ruthless and cunning politician, and his wife Claire who will stop at nothing to conquer everything. This wicked political drama penetrates the shadowy world of ...
Style: serious, clever, cynical, witty, political ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: politics, political intrigue, political corruption, state affairs, manipulation, lobbyist, intrigue, strategy, breaking the fourth wall, blind ambition, u.s. congress, morality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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 8.6
 292K
Sons of Anarchy (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: An adrenalized drama with darkly comedic undertones that explores a notorious outlaw motorcycle club’s (MC) desire to protect its livelihood while ensuring that their simple, sheltered town of Charming, California remains exactly that, charming. ...
Style: tense, exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: biker, motorcycle gang, motorcycle, crimes, gang, power struggle, group of criminals, arms dealing, friends, prison, family relations, young man ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, northern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Better Call Saul (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: Six years before Saul Goodman meets Walter White. We meet him when the man who will become Saul Goodman is known as Jimmy McGill, a small-time lawyer searching for his destiny, and, more immediately, hustling to make ends meet. Working alongside, ...
Style: witty, captivating, tense, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: lawyer, crimes, hotshot lawyer, dark humor, workplace situations, moral dilemma, dishonesty, family relations, private investigator, legal, cons and scams, lawyer client relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2002
Place: new mexico, usa, albuquerque new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 8.7
 716K
Dexter (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 53 min.
TV show
Story: Dexter is an American television drama series. The series centers on Dexter Morgan, a blood spatter pattern analyst for 'Miami Metro Police Department' who also leads a secret life as a serial killer, hunting down criminals who have ...
Style: captivating, clever, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, crimes, hidden identity, double life, right and wrong, crime investigation, loner, corpse, forensics, police station, dark humor, killings ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: miami, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 8.1
 18K
Boss (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 56 min.
TV show
Story: Boss is an American political drama television serial created by Farhad Safinia. The series stars Kelsey Grammer as Tom Kane, the mayor of Chicago, who has recently been diagnosed with dementia with Lewy bodies, a degenerative neurological disorder.
Style: serious, rough, captivating, clever, political ...
Plot: politics, mayor, political intrigue, ambition, boss, career, mental illness, morality, life is a bitch, dishonesty, power struggle, ambitious ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 8.5
 69K
Bosch (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 51 min.
TV show
Story: Based on Michael Connelly's best-selling novels, these are the stories of relentless LAPD homicide Detective Harry Bosch who pursues justice at all costs. But behind his tireless momentum is a man who is haunted by his past and struggles to ...
Style: realistic, tense, serious, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: police detective, law enforcement, coworker, determination, crimes, homicide detective, lapd, murder investigation, police investigation, riddles and clues, suspicion, murder ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 4K
Spotless (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Set in London, SPOTLESS is the story of a troubled crime scene cleaner, Jean, whose tidy life is turned upside down when his outlaw brother Martin crash lands into his world, entangling them in the deadly dynamics of organized crime.
Style: tense, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crimes, haunted by the past, family problems, disorder, graphic violence, brother brother relationship, murder, crime boss, crime scene, mafia, mental health ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 51K
The Borgias (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, Hungary, Ireland, Canada
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Set in 15th century Italy at the height of the Renaissance, The Borgias chronicles the corrupt rise of patriarch Rodrigo Borgia to the papacy, where he proceeds to commit every sin in the book to amass and retain power, influence and enormous wealth ...
Style: serious, clever, captivating, epic, realistic ...
Plot: historical character, brother sister incest, siblings relations, intrigue, sex scene, rivalry, lust, incest, clergy, sin, incestuous sex, catholic church ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century
Place: rome italy, italy, europe, florence
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 8.5
 18K
Kingdom (2014)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: A raw family drama set against the world of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) in Venice, California. Alvey Kulina owns Navy St. MMA with the help of his girlfriend Lisa Prince. He is willing to go through extraordinary means to make sure his fighters are ...
Style: rough, serious, captivating, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mixed martial arts, athlete's life, ex convict, brother brother relationship, father son relationship, drug addiction, gym, competition, sibling relationship, family problems, drug abuse, training ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, venice california, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 8.1
 36K
Sneaky Pete (2015)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A con man on the run from a vicious gangster takes cover from his past by assuming the identity of his prison cellmate, Pete, “reuniting” with Pete’s estranged family, a colorful, dysfunctional group that threatens to drag him into a world ...
Style: captivating, ironic, twists and turns, melancholic, suspenseful ...
Plot: gambling, escapades, family relations, dishonesty, family problems, investigation, crimes, thief, con artists, greed, adaptation, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Black Donnellys (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Meet the Donnelly brothers: Tommy, Jimmy, Kevin and Sean. There is nothing these four Irish brothers wouldn't do to protect each other, and for them that means lying, cheating, stealing and, occasionally, calling the cops. Narrated by wannabe ...
Style: captivating, rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, mafia, murder, crimes, vengeance, blind ambition, family business, suspicion, mob boss, regret, corruption, young man ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, ireland, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 8.9
 554K
True Detective (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: An American anthology police detective series utilizing multiple timelines in which investigations seem to unearth personal and professional secrets of those involved, both within or outside the law.
Style: neo noir, atmospheric, gloomy, realistic, clever ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, police detective, investigation, murderer, crimes, partners, partners against crime, murder, drinking problem, murder investigation, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: louisiana, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.5
 3K
Red Widow (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: When Marta Walraven's mob husband is brutally murdered, she takes on gangsters and the FBI to unveil the truth about his death. As she digs into this dark underworld, she'll test her own strength, relying on her resourcefulness, ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic, captivating
Audience: chick flick
Plot: family relations, intrigue, dishonesty, unlikely criminals, vengeance, death of husband, parents and children, crimes, organized crime, single mother, drug lord, suburbs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 13K
Magic City (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Set in 1959 Miami, Florida shortly after the Cuban Revolution, Magic City tells the story of Ike Evans, the owner of Miami's most glamorous hotel, the Miramar Playa. Evans is forced to make an ill-fated deal with Miami mob boss Ben Diamond to ...
Style: tense, atmospheric, serious, stylized, erotic ...
Plot: organized crime, mob boss, gangsters, hotshot, hotel, mafia, businessman, maid, lifestyle, power struggle, ambition, intrigue ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, year 1959
Place: miami, usa, miami beach
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Dirty Sexy Money (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: The Darling family's obscene wealth and enormous power makes them easy targets for their rivals, enemies, and the tabloids. Patriarch Tripp uses his money and influence to shield his five adult children from the prying eyes of the world. As ...
Style: sexy, realistic, serious, talky, sexual ...
Plot: wealthy family, lawyer, dysfunctional family, family problems, dedicated lawyer, lifestyle, eccentric family, family life, heir, mogul, master and servant, workplace situations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.5
 26K
Southland (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Since premiering in 2009, Southland has redefined the police drama with its raw, authentic look at the lives and work of Los Angeles detectives and beat cops. The show centers on four main characters: Officer John Cooper (Cudlitz), a seasoned cop ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lapd, police detective, police protagonist, policewoman, partners against crime, police officer, fighting crime, crimes, peril, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, southern california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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King & Maxwell (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Sean King and Michelle Maxwell aren't your typical pair of private investigators. As discredited Secret Service agents, their unique skills often give them a leg up on suspects and conventional law enforcement. He's charming and always one ...
Style: exciting, realistic, captivating, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, fbi, secret service, investigation, partners against crime, crimes, intrigue, lawyer, investigator, suspicion, woman with a gun, private investigator ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Ray Donovan: The Movie (2022)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A showdown decades in the making brings the Donovan family legacy full circle. As the events that made Ray who he is today finally come to light, the Donovans find themselves drawn back to Boston to face the past. Each of them struggles to overcome ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, captivating, tense, psycho film
Plot: criminal, confronting the past, male protagonist, wealthy family, problem solving, problem, breaking the law, crimes, escapades, nypd, flashback, dancing ...
Place: los angeles, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.4
 98K
The Americans (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Set during the Cold War period in the 1980s, The Americans is the story of Elizabeth and Philip Jennings, two Soviet KGB officers posing as an American married couple in the suburbs of Washington D.C. and their neighbor, Stan Beeman, an FBI ...
Style: captivating, exciting, realistic, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: cold war, espionage, spy, kgb, double life, undercover, secret agents, top secret, mole, working undercover, fbi, government agency ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., usa, ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 110K
Weeds (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
TV show
Story: Weeds is an American dark comedy-drama series created by Jenji Kohan. The central character is Nancy Botwin, a widowed mother of two boys who begins selling cannabis to support her family after her husband dies suddenly of a heart attack. Over the ...
Style: cynical, humorous, witty, realistic, erotic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dysfunctional family, drug dealing, marijuana, drug dealer, single mother, stoners, family life, suburbs, single parent, eccentric family, smuggling, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 532
The Straits (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Set among the turquoise waters and lethal wildlife of Australia’s Far North Queensland and the Torres Strait, The Straits is an exotic, darkly humorous crime drama. The Montebellos are not your average Australian family. Modern day smugglers, ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, realistic, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: smuggling, criminal heroes, crimes, family relations, family business, parents and children, exotic island, siblings relations, gang war, graphic violence, family feud, dark humor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.7
 73K
Scandal (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Everyone has secrets and Olivia Pope has dedicated her life to protecting and defending the public images of the elite by keeping those secrets under wraps. Pope and her team are at the top of their game when it comes to getting the job done for ...
Style: serious, clever, twists and turns, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: lawyer, white house, relationship vs career, workplace situations, teamwork, politician, president, senator, media, coworker, ambition, democrat ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 1K
Cane (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Cane is an American television drama created by Cynthia Cidre, who also served as executive producer alongside Jonathan Prince, Jimmy Iovine and Polly Anthony. The pilot was directed by Christian Duguay. The show chronicled the lives and internal ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious, stylized ...
Plot: family business, business venture, family values, family tradition, success, family problems, lust, intrigue, rise to the top, blind ambition, lifestyle, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%