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Narcos (2015)
 8.8
 273K
Narcos (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Colombia, USA
Duration: 49 min.
Story: The true story of Colombia's infamously violent and powerful drug cartels.
Style: serious, rough, captivating, realistic, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, gangsters, smuggling, master criminal, rise to the top, crimes, criminal heroes, politics, blind ambition, drug cartel, drug dealer, ambition, crime, state affairs, cia agent, attorney general, police informant, hidden money, siege, car bomb, obsession, husband wife relationship, president, hitman, terrorism ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: colombia, latin america

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, rough and suspenseful films and TV series with plots about crimes, crime, gangsters, criminal heroes, organized crime, murder and drug dealing mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Narcos: Pablo Escobar, The Drug Lord (2012), The Lord of the Skies (2013), Scarface (1983), Breaking Bad (2008), Blow (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Pablo Escobar, The Drug Lord (2012)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Colombia
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: serious, rough, realistic, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug lord, organized crime, criminal heroes, crime, gangsters, drug dealing, crimes, master criminal, rise to the top, ambition, latinos, smuggling ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1950s
Place: colombia, latin america, panama
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Lord of the Skies (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico, Colombia
Duration: 60 min.
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, drug dealing, drug traffic, drug cartel, drug lord, crimes, gangsters, master criminal, rise to the top, ambition, criminal heroes, generosity ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s, 90s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.3
 633K
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, epic, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug lord, drug dealing, gangsters, cocaine, drug abuse, rise and fall, organized crime, gunfight, mafia, criminal heroes, rise to the top, rivals ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: miami, cuba, usa, bolivia, colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 9.5
 1.1M
Breaking Bad (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 49 min.
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: tense, serious, rough, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: drug dealing, drug lord, life turned upside down, drugs/alcohol, criminal heroes, double life, crime, crimes, family problems, peril, the underworld, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new mexico, usa, albuquerque new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Movie in collections
 7.6
 218K
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: realistic, stylized, gloomy, epic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rise and fall, drug lord, drug dealing, drug abuse, drug addiction, friendship, gangsters, cocaine, blind ambition, criminal heroes, ambition, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s ...
Place: latin america, california, colombia, mexico, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
American Gangster (2007)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
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: serious, tense, realistic, suspenseful, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, heroin, drug lord, rise and fall, police corruption, organized crime, smuggling, mafia, mob boss, drug traffic, criminal heroes, ambition ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, 1960s, year 1970 ...
Place: new york, harlem, usa, new jersey, north carolina ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.5
 3K
Corleone (2007)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
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, criminal heroes, mafia, crime, cosa nostra, crimes, bribery, cat and mouse, notoriety, corruption, gun, police ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 50s, 60s, 70s ...
Place: italy, sicily, palermo italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 8.2
 28K
Power (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
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: serious, captivating, realistic, tense
Plot: nightclub, nightlife, double life, blind ambition, urban, going straight, organized crime, politics, ambition, crimes, drug dealing, temptation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Movie in collections
 6.8
 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: bleak, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, gangsters, drug dealing, criminal heroes, urban, crimes, deadly, assassination, betrayal, dishonesty, female nudity, gun ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, 90s
Place: amsterdam, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 9.0
 408K
True Detective (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
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: clever, bleak, serious, gloomy, tense ...
Plot: police investigation, police detective, crime, serial killer, crimes, investigation, partners against crime, partners, murder, who done it, law enforcement, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, 20th century
Place: louisiana, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 6K
Snowfall (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
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: smuggling, drug dealer, cocaine, drug, drug dealing, criminal heroes, crime, u.s. government, latinx lead, gangsters, blind ambition, crimes ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.9
 6K
The Take (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
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: crime, crimes, betrayal, criminal heroes, respect, gangsters, the underworld, mafia, power struggle, mob boss, loss of family member, desperation ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: england, london, east end london
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 8.7
 859K
Goodfellas (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 146 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, epic, stylized, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, organized crime, crimes, rise and fall, friends, friendship, shooting, violence, drug dealing, prison, murder ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s ...
Place: florida, new york, usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Godfather: A Novel for Television (1977)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 434 min.
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, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang war, crime, gangsters, rise and fall, murder, criminal, violence, revenge, wedding, mafia, mob boss, police corruption ...
Time: 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 9.2
 234K
The Sopranos (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
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: clever, dark humor, rough, captivating, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, mafia, crimes, criminal heroes, gangsters, killings, crime, family life, introspection, ambition, midlife crisis, psychiatrist ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 1990s ...
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, stylized ...
Audience: date night
Plot: drug dealing, murder, surfer, drugs/alcohol, crime, gangsters, life turned upside down, telephone conversation, fall in love, crimes, innocence lost, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s, year 1991
Place: colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 9.0
 249K
Fargo (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 53 min.
Story: A close-knit anthology series dealing with stories involving malice, violence and murder based in and around Minnesota.
Style: dark humor, atmospheric, captivating, cynical, suspenseful ...
Plot: small town, crime, crimes, police investigation, psychopath, law enforcement, killings, crime gone awry, small town life, americana, disorder, gory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1979, year 2006
Place: minnesota, usa, north dakota
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Boardwalk Empire (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
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: stylized, serious, captivating, realistic, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, gangsters, criminal heroes, smuggling, strong sexual content, businessman, mafia, ambitious, mob boss, prohibition, politician, corruption ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: new jersey, usa, chicago illinois, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Movie in collections
 9.3
 231K
The Wire (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 59 min.
Story: Told from the points of view of both the Baltimore homicide and narcotics detectives and their targets, the series captures a universe in which the national war on drugs has become a permanent, self-sustaining bureaucracy, and distinctions between ...
Style: tense, clever, suspenseful, serious, talky ...
Plot: drug dealing, police detective, police investigation, crime, drug lord, urban ghetto life, working undercover, life is a bitch, wiretap, lesbian, fighting crime, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: baltimore, maryland, seaport, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.2
 2K
The Last Don (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 258 min.
Story: Sprawling Mario Puzo novel about an Italian family of gangsters draws the inevitable comparison to "The Godfather", but does find its own direction. Headed by Don Domenico Clericuzio, the family executes a rival gang on the night of the ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crimes, rivalry, daughter, grandson, mafia, organized crime, honeymoon, crime, urban, criminal heroes, family life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 80s
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Romanzo Criminale (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: gang, violence, organized crime, criminal heroes, crime, crimes, mafia, police, gangsters, drug dealing, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, 90s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.7
 12K
The Business (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Spain
Duration: 97 min.
Story: During the '80s, a young man named Frankie dreams of escaping London's South East region, and his mother's thug of a boyfriend gives him just the opportunity. After beating up the abusive beau, Frankie runs off to Spain, where he ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rise and fall, femme fatale, drug dealing, drug abuse, murder, psychopath, mayor, gay slur, gangsters, crime, criminal heroes, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: spain, colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Godfather: Part II (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 202 min.
Story: In the continuing saga of the Corleone crime family, a young Vito Corleone grows up in Sicily and in 1910s New York. In the 1950s, Michael Corleone attempts to expand the family business into Las Vegas, Hollywood and Cuba.
Style: captivating, epic, atmospheric, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, rise to the top, criminal heroes, crimes, ambition, blind ambition, revenge, struggle, ambitious, pride and honor, organized crime ...
Time: 40s, 50s, 20s, 60s, 20th century ...
Place: italy, cuba, new york, sicily, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Snitch Cartel (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Colombia
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: rough, serious, realistic, stylized, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drugs/alcohol, criminal heroes, crime, drug dealing, organized crime, crimes, gang, gangsters, rise to the top, ambition, win over
Place: colombia, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 8.2
 935
Fugitives (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Chile
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Four men become fugitives after a failed drug deal, running from north to south of Chile.
Style: suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, crime, fugitives, drug dealing, crimes, gangsters, betrayal, crime gone awry, fighting crime, working undercover, chases and races, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chile, latin america, bolivia
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.2
 5K
In Too Deep (1999)
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A fearless cop is taking on a ruthless crimelord. He knew the risks. He just didn't know how far he would have to go.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, police, drug dealing, ghetto, gangsters, gang, crime, master criminal, criminal heroes, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 8.8
 149K
Peaky Blinders (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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: captivating, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, society, family relations, rivalry, gangsters, rise to the top, crimes, crime, organized crime, fighting crime, post war, determination ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Carlito's Way: Rise to Power (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Jay Hernandez (Friday Night Lights), Mario Van Peebles (Ali), Luis Guzmán (Carlito's Way) and Sean Combs (Monster's Ball) star in the gripping tale of the early years of gangster legend Carlito Brigante. Seduced by the power of the brutal ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: puerto rican, crime, gangsters, master criminal, drug dealing, rise to the top, tough heroes, criminal heroes, ambition, crimes, best friends, gang ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.0
 133K
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: rough, tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime, gang, twins, rise and fall, violence, organized crime, brother brother relationship, mental illness, violent, crimes, anti-hero ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, 1960s, year 1957
Place: london, england, scotland yard, east end london
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.6
 1K
Kingpin (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Rule the family. Control the empire. A Change in power looms imminent in the drug cartel family.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, drug cartel, criminal heroes, crime, family life, mexican, organized crime, gangsters, partners against crime, drug dealing, rise and fall, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, mexico, usa, thailand, michigan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%