Movies and TV shows like Narcos

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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, realistic, captivating, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, smuggling, master criminal, gangsters, crimes, rise to the top, criminal heroes, drug cartel, politics, drug dealer, blind ambition, crime, ambition, cia agent, hidden money, attorney general, police informant, husband wife relationship, car bomb, state affairs, siege, cartel, obsession, hitman, kidnapping ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: colombia, latin america

Most similar movies to Narcos

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, drug dealing, organized crime and murder mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Narcos: Pablo Escobar, The Drug Lord (2012), The Lord of the Skies (2013), Power (2014), Corleone (2007), Scarface (1983). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Pablo Escobar, The Drug Lord (2012)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Colombia
Duration: 60 min.
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, serious, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug lord, organized crime, gangsters, crime, crimes, criminal heroes, drug dealing, smuggling, cocaine, notoriety, master criminal, latinos ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 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: captivating, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug cartel, rise to the top, crime, crimes, drug dealing, ambition, gangsters, master criminal, smuggling, gang war, generosity, drug traffic ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 30K
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: captivating, tense, realistic, serious
Plot: nightlife, drug dealing, money laundering, ambition, business venture, party, nightclub owner, going straight, crimes, nightclub, organized crime, double life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ 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: captivating, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, criminal heroes, notoriety, bribery, cat and mouse, crimes, cosa nostra, crime, execution, blackmail, italian history ...
Time: 40s, 60s, 70s, 50s, 80s ...
Place: italy, sicily, palermo italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 8.3
 654K
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, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug lord, gunfight, drug dealing, rise and fall, cocaine, organized crime, drug abuse, gangsters, criminal heroes, mafia, mob boss, ambition ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: miami, cuba, usa, colombia, bolivia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 222K
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: atmospheric, serious, captivating, emotional, touching ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug lord, rise and fall, drug dealing, drug abuse, cocaine, gangsters, friendship, organized crime, criminal heroes, drug addiction, drug use, war on drugs ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 50s, 60s, 70s ...
Place: california, latin america, colombia, mexico, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 9.5
 1.2M
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, captivating, psychological, serious, rough ...
Plot: drug dealing, life turned upside down, drug lord, double life, drugs/alcohol, crimes, master criminal, peril, family problems, hidden identity, partners, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new mexico, usa, albuquerque new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 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: realistic, tense, rough, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dishonesty, deadly, gangsters, betrayal, drug dealing, urban, criminal heroes, crimes, crime, assassination, polaroid, gunfight ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, 70s
Place: amsterdam, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug lord, gangsters, police corruption, heroin, organized crime, smuggling, rise and fall, mob boss, mafia, police detective, dishonesty, criminal heroes ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s, 1990s ...
Place: new york, usa, harlem, bronx new york city, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 7K
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, gangsters, betrayal, respect, power struggle, criminal heroes, relatives, mafia, crimes, dishonesty, ex convict, family relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: england, london, east end london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 9.0
 431K
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, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: police investigation, serial killer, police detective, crime, crimes, partners, partners against crime, investigation, murder, uncover truth, who done it, troubled ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
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: rough, realistic, cynical, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealer, drug dealing, cocaine, drug, u.s. government, illegal drugs, latinx lead, smuggling, criminal heroes, crime, gangsters, blind ambition ...
Time: 80s
Place: central america, south central los angeles, california, nicaragua
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 4.8
 10K
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, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, organized crime, violence, godfather, family relations, crime, parents and children, crimes, criminal heroes, danger, gangsters, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s, year 1984, year 2002
Place: usa, new york
⇓ 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, suspenseful, stylized, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, crimes, crime, drugs/alcohol, rise to the top, win over, ambition, drug dealing, gang, gangsters, organized crime
Place: colombia, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 9.0
 265K
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, captivating, atmospheric, witty, clever ...
Plot: small town, police investigation, crimes, crime, killings, psychopath, small town life, law enforcement, americana, crime gone awry, sheriff, shooting ...
Time: 21st century, year 1979, contemporary, year 2006, 2000s ...
Place: minnesota, north dakota, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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, captivating, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: gang, violence, organized crime, honest law enforcer, partners in crime, crimes, gangsters, dishonesty, cat and mouse, drug dealing, crime, criminal heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 70s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 9.2
 246K
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: dark humor, cynical, serious, rough, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, mafia, crimes, criminal heroes, gangsters, killings, family life, crime, psychiatrist, ambition, family relations, racial slur ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 1990s ...
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang war, crime boss, rise to the top, unfulfillment, crimes, criminal heroes, fight for supremacy, dishonor among criminals, family relations, crime, parents and children, family business ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s, 1950s, 1920s
Place: europe, cuba, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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: suspenseful, atmospheric, captivating, tense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, crimes, smuggling, criminal heroes, mob boss, businessman, politician, corruption, ambitious, prohibition, politics ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: usa, new jersey, chicago illinois, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 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: rough, suspenseful, stylized, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, femme fatale, rise and fall, drug dealing, drug abuse, mayor, murder, gay slur, gangsters, buddies, danger, football ...
Time: 80s
Place: colombia, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 8.2
 967
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: rough, realistic, twists and turns, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: the underworld, crimes, crime, working undercover, loss of spouse, criminal heroes, chases and races, health situation, who to trust, grandparent and grandchild, law enforcement, undercover ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chile, latin america, bolivia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 8.6
 1K
Traffik (1989)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 315 min.
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, bleak, disturbing, rough, thought provoking ...
Plot: smuggling, politics, heroin, rules and policies, crime, price of justice, drug abuse, drug dealer, life is a bitch, police corruption, fighting the system, down on your luck ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, germany, england, pakistan, middle east ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.5
 2K
Linewatch (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Academy Award Winner Cuba Gooding, Jr. is a Border Patrol Officer in the New Mexico desert with a secret past that is about to catch up with him. When his old gang leader tracks him down and forces him to smuggle drugs across the border, he must ...
Style: rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, criminal's revenge, crime, drug dealing, starting over, law enforcement, gangsters, desert, tough cop, police shootout, husband wife relationship, foot chase ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new mexico, los angeles, cuba, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 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, rivalry, crimes, honeymoon, grandson, organized crime, mafia, daughter, urban, execution, family relations, unfulfillment ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, exciting
Plot: drug dealing, crime, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, crimes, unlikely couple, hitman, drug abuse, master criminal, deadly, track down, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america, tijuana mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.6
 5K
Dirty (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two gangbangers-turned-cops try and cover up a scandal within the LAPD.
Style: realistic, rough, serious, bleak, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, gang, internal affairs, guilt, police investigation, investigation, tough law enforcer, partners against crime, working undercover, criminal heroes, city life, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: cuba, latin america, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 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, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug cartel, car chase, addiction, partners, gangsters, leadership, family life, dishonesty, siblings relations, crime, partners against crime, rise and fall ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, thailand, mexico, houston texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Boss of Bosses (2001)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The story of the rise and fall of the powerful New York City organized crime boss, Paul Castellano.
Style: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, hitman, rise and fall, tough heroes, ambition, rivalry, police corruption, gang, undercover, dishonesty, godparent, master criminal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 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: exciting, suspenseful, rough, entertaining, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, working undercover, police detective, gang, crimes, gangsters, criminal heroes, police investigation, drug dealing, ghetto, adaptation, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: rough, realistic, suspenseful, stylized, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: puerto rican, law enforcement, gang, tough heroes, police corruption, vengeance, drug dealing, ambition, betrayal, police investigation, best friends, master criminal ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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