Movies and TV shows like Narcos

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Narcos (2015)
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Narcos (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Colombia
Duration: 49 min.
TV show
Story: The true story of Colombia's infamously violent and powerful drug cartels.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, captivating, bleak, saga, neo noir, suspense, based on true events
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug cartel, gangsters, drug dealer, drug dealing, cartel, smuggling, master criminal, rise to the top, crimes, illegal drugs, cia agent, politics, criminal heroes, blind ambition, dea, ambition, terrorism, latinx lead, hidden money, attorney general, snitch, husband wife relationship, car bomb, state affairs, drugs ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 70s, 1990s
Place: colombia, latin america, panama, mexico, new york, spain, miami ...

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Most similar movies to Narcos

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and rough films and TV series with plots about crimes, organized crime, drug dealing, drugs, gangsters, drug traffic and criminal heroes mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Narcos: Narcos: Mexico (2018), Pablo Escobar, The Drug Lord (2012), Breaking Bad (2008), Snowfall (2017), Blow (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Narcos: Mexico (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: See the rise of the Guadalajara Cartel as an American DEA agent learns the danger of targeting narcos in 1980s Mexico.
Style: atmospheric, captivating, exciting, intense, suspense ...
Plot: drug cartel, marijuana, crimes, corruption, cocaine, business, drug dealing, undercover agent, drug dealer, drug lord, organized crime, tiger ...
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
Pablo Escobar, The Drug Lord (2012)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Colombia
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Pablo Escobar: El Patrón del Mal is a 2012 Colombian television series produced and broadcast on Caracol TV, about the life of Pablo Escobar. It is only available in Spanish. There is a version available with English subtitles.
Style: rough, realistic, stylized, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: latinos, gangsters, dea, organized crime, drug lord, drug dealing, terrorism, rise to the top, ambition, master criminal, smuggling, criminal heroes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 50s
Place: colombia, latin america, panama
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100%
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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, serious, psychological, clever ...
Plot: drug dealing, life is a bitch, crimes, drug lord, master criminal, family problems, double life, drug dealer, drug cartel, life turned upside down, ambition, unlikely partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new mexico, albuquerque new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 8.2
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Snowfall (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Los Angeles. 1983. A storm is coming and it's name is crack. Set against the infancy of the crack cocaine epidemic and its ultimate radical impact on the culture as we know it, the story follows numerous characters on a violent collision course.
Style: realistic, rough, cynical, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealer, ghetto, cocaine, african american, drugs, drug dealing, u.s. government, smuggling, latinx lead, illegal drugs, gangsters, crimes ...
Time: 80s, year 1983
Place: usa, los angeles, central america, south central los angeles, nicaragua ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.5
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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 ⇓
100%
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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: captivating, tense, realistic, serious
Plot: nightclub, drug dealing, ambition, nightlife, money laundering, double life, organized crime, crimes, drug lord, sexual activity, nightclub owner, businessman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
The Lord of the Skies (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Mexico, Colombia
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Set in the 1990s, these are the life and times of Amado Carrillo Fuentes, a man who became the head of the Juárez cartel. Nicknamed “El Señor de los Cielos” (Lord of the Skies) because of the large fleet of airplanes he used to transport ...
Style: captivating, suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug cartel, rise to the top, master criminal, ambition, drug lord, gangsters, generosity, crimes, smuggling, drug dealing, gang war, money laundering ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 8.2
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ZeroZeroZero (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Based on the book of the same name by bestselling author Roberto Saviano, ZeroZeroZero is an unforgettable exploration of the inner workings of the global cocaine trade.
Style: atmospheric, brutal, serious, psychological, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: italian mafia, drug cartel, cartel, cocaine, mafia, drugs, drug dealer, drug dealing, drug trade, drug smuggler, drug smuggling, brutality ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Queen of the South (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico, Spain, Malta
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Teresa flees Mexico after her drug-runner boyfriend is murdered. Settling in Dallas, she looks to become the country's reigning drug smuggler and to avenge her lover's murder.
Style: twists and turns, exciting, captivating, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: drug cartel, cartel, crimes, murder, adventure, destiny, vengeance, chase, captivity, weapons, runaway, adaptation ...
Place: mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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El Chapo (2017)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: A look at the life of notorious drug kingpin, El Chapo, from his early days in the 1980s working for the Guadalajara Cartel, to his rise to power of during the '90s and his ultimate downfall in 2016.
Style: realistic, captivating, atmospheric, factual
Plot: cartel, drug lord, business, fight for supremacy, drug dealing, drug cartel, drugs, crime boss, drug crime, drug traffic, criminal, criminal gang ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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, suspenseful, suspense, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, organized crime, rise and fall, crimes, criminal heroes, friends, mentor, fbi, court, cosa nostra, racial slur ...
Time: 70s, 50s, 20th century, 60s, 80s ...
Place: new york, florida, brooklyn new york city, usa, bronx new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.5
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Corleone (2007)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
TV show
Story: Il Capo dei Capi (The Boss of the Bosses) is a six-part Italian miniseries which debuted on Canale 5 between October and November 2007. It tells the story of Salvatore Riina, alias Totò u Curtu, a mafioso boss from Corleone, Sicily. Riina is played ...
Style: rough, captivating, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, cosa nostra, criminal heroes, crimes, mafia, bribery, cat and mouse, notoriety, organized crime, prison, murder, corruption ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 60s, 70s, 50s ...
Place: italy, sicily, palermo italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 810K
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, mafia, drug lord, cocaine, mob boss, drug cartel, drug dealing, criminal heroes, drug abuse, rise and fall, gunfight, ambition ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: miami, cuba, miami beach, usa, bolivia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Escobar: Paradise Lost (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Romance, Thriller
Country: France, Spain, Belgium, Panama
Duration: 120 min.
Story: For Pablo Escobar family is everything. When young surfer Nick falls for Escobar's niece, Maria, he finds his life on the line when he's pulled into the dangerous world of the family business.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, tense, stylized, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: drug dealing, drug cartel, family relations, gangsters, murder, forbidden love, siblings relations, crimes, young lovers, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, year 1991
Place: colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, realistic, suspenseful, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, gangsters, organized crime, rise to the top, criminal heroes, gang, ambition, drug dealing, drugs, violence, money, strong violent content ...
Place: colombia, latin america, new york, miami, florida ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
La Reina del Sur (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico, USA, Spain, Colombia
Duration: 378 min.
TV show
Story: After years of blood, sweat and tears, a woman of humble origin ends up becoming a drug trafficking legend, with all that that means...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, suspense
Plot: crimes, rise to the top, power struggle, rivalry, drug dealing, life is a bitch, mafia, vengeance, cocaine, organized crime, gang, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america, spain, europe, morocco
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 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 ⇓
100%
Romanzo criminale - La serie (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
TV show
Story: Romanzo Criminale – La serie - is a television series Italian based on the eponymous novel by judge Giancarlo De Cataldo, and it is the second adaptation of the film Romanzo Criminale directed by Michele Placido. The first series quickly achieved ...
Style: serious, captivating, rough, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: gang, organized crime, criminal heroes, gangsters, crimes, law enforcement, drug dealing, mafia, police detective, dishonesty, violence, drugs ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, 90s
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 178K
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: captivating, suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, corruption, brutality, mafia, fbi, murder, organized crime, arms dealing, crimes, illness, mob boss, crime boss ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, year 1982, year 1985 ...
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, santa monica california, miami ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 3K
The Preacher (2004)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Different solution new movie ;-) The Preacher tells the story about the rise and fall off a dutch mafiaboss. The movie is based on the story of Klaas Bruinsma.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, gangsters, assassination, dishonesty, betrayal, murder, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, hitman, gunfight, kickboxing, drug dealing, criminal heroes ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, 90s
Place: amsterdam, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Snitch Cartel: Origins (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Colombia
TV show
Story: In Cali during the '60s and '70s, two brothers juggle family, romance and the joint pursuit of a burning ambition: to rule Colombia's drug industry.
Style: disturbing, captivating, tense, suspense
Plot: drug cartel, drug lord, war on drugs, drug dealer, drug dealing, drugs, cartel, crime boss, criminal, organized crime, drug traffic, partners in crime ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Godfather: A Novel for Television (1977)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 434 min.
TV show
Story: A seven-hours-plus adaptation of Francis Ford Coppola's "The Godfather" and "The Godfather, Part II" - with new scenes added and some old ones lengthened. Originally broadcast on the NBC television network in November of ...
Style: epic, serious, captivating, rough, saga ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang war, crime boss, mafia, gangsters, family values, tough heroes, criminal heroes, godparent, parents and children, rise and fall, fight for supremacy, dishonor among criminals ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1920s, 1940s, 50s
Place: new york, cuba, italy, europe
⇓ 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 ⇓
15%
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 8.4
 2K
Traffik (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 315 min.
TV show
Story: Traffik is a 1989 British television serial about the illegal drugs trade. Its three stories are interwoven, with arcs told from the perspectives of Afghan and Pakistani growers and manufacturers, German dealers, and British users. It was nominated ...
Style: serious, thought provoking, tense, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: heroin, drug dealer, smuggling, drug abuse, crimes, politics, police corruption, fighting the system, organized crime, price of justice, rules and policies, down on your luck ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, england, germany, london, pakistan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: thought provoking, tense, realistic, rough, emotional ...
Plot: journalism, murder, strong female character, gangsters, investigation, drug lord, drug dealing, police, crimes, tragic hero, uncover truth, love and romance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: ireland, dublin ireland, europe, amsterdam, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.7
 15K
Gotti (2018)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: John Gotti rises to the top of the New York underworld to become the boss of the Gambino crime family. His life takes a tumultuous turn as he faces tragedy, multiple trials and a prison sentence.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, gangsters, betrayal, godfather, brutality, cosa nostra, family relations, parents and children, ambition, crimes, federal bureau of investigation, criminal heroes ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century, 90s, year 1984 ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Cocaine Coast (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 95 min.
TV show
Story: It takes place in the Galicia (Spain) of the 80s, when the fishing sector was transformed and many of the shipowners became indebted. This situation will be favorable for the start of activities such as contraband and drug trafficking.
Style: intense, realistic, serious, captivating, atmospheric
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug smuggling, money laundering, drugs, cocaine, drug addiction, drug use, political corruption, drug dealing, organized crime, war on drugs, gangsters, moral ambiguity ...
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: atmospheric, suspenseful, captivating, tense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, crimes, mob boss, criminal heroes, crime boss, smuggling, businessman, corruption, politician, americana, organized crime ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, usa, atlantic city, new york, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 1K
Kingpin (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Rule the family. Control the empire. A Change in power looms imminent in the drug cartel family.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug cartel, drug smuggling, crimes, drug dealing, family relations, police corruption, partners, rivalry, family life, addiction, drug abuse, working undercover ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, mexico, usa, houston texas, michigan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.4
 393
El Capo (2009)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Colombia
TV show
Story: El Capo, the most wanted drug dealer in Mexico, has been intercepted while hiding with his trusted men, his wife and his lover. During his escape, he declares war on the government and his own past.
Style: brutal, stylized, serious, realistic, rough
Plot: master criminal, organized crime, drug dealing, power struggle, drug traffic, ambition, lovers, drug lord, notoriety, political corruption, mob boss, crimes ...
Place: colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%