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, Mexico
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, suspense, based on true events
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug cartel, gangsters, drug dealer, drug dealing, smuggling, master criminal, cartel, crimes, rise to the top, politics, criminal heroes, illegal drugs, cia agent, blind ambition, latinx lead, crime, ambition, snitch, hidden money, attorney general, police informant, husband wife relationship, car bomb, terrorism, state affairs ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 70s, 1990s
Place: colombia, latin america, mexico, new york, miami, spain, usa ...

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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, gangsters, crime, drug dealing, organized crime, drugs and murder mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Narcos: Breaking Bad (2008), Narcos: Mexico (2018), Pablo Escobar, The Drug Lord (2012), Power (2014), Blow (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, clever ...
Plot: drug dealing, crimes, drug lord, life is a bitch, master criminal, drugs/alcohol, life turned upside down, unlikely partners, family problems, peril, ambition, desperation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new mexico, albuquerque new mexico, usa
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89%
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Narcos: Mexico (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Mexico, 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: based on true events, captivating, atmospheric, intense, exciting
Plot: drug cartel, marijuana, crimes, business, undercover agent, corruption, cocaine, drug dealing, investigation, heroin, drug lord, male protagonist ...
Time: 80s
Place: mexico, latin america
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83%
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: realistic, rough, stylized, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: latinos, gangsters, organized crime, drug lord, master criminal, terrorism, rise to the top, ambition, smuggling, drug dealing, criminal heroes, cocaine ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1950s, 50s
Place: colombia, latin america, panama
⇓ 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: tense, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: drug dealing, nightclub, nightlife, ambition, money laundering, crimes, organized crime, nightclub owner, temptation, double life, business venture, businessman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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 7.6
 241K
Blow (2001)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
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, atmospheric, captivating, emotional, depressing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug lord, rise and fall, drug addiction, drug dealing, drug abuse, cocaine, drug use, friendship, gangsters, drug cartel, blind ambition, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 90s, 60s, 50s ...
Place: colombia, california, latin america, usa, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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El Chapo (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Mexico, 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, based on true events, factual
Plot: cartel, drug lord, drug dealing, fight for supremacy, danger, business, drug, drugs, netflix, crimes
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug cartel, master criminal, rise to the top, ambition, drug lord, crimes, generosity, gangsters, smuggling, gang war, drug dealing, corruption ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: latin america, mexico
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90%
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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, cocaine, drugs, ghetto, drug dealing, african american, drug, smuggling, crime, latinx lead, u.s. government, illegal drugs ...
Time: 80s, year 1983
Place: usa, los angeles, nicaragua, california, south central los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Goodfellas (1990)
Genre: Biography, 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, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, organized crime, crimes, rise and fall, friends, drug traffic, fbi, mentor, criminal heroes, shooting, friendship ...
Time: 50s, 70s, 60s, 20th century, 1950s ...
Place: new york, florida, usa, pittsburgh, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.5
 3K
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, criminal heroes, cosa nostra, mafia, crimes, bribery, notoriety, cat and mouse, organized crime, prison, murder, corruption ...
Time: 40s, 80s, 20th century, 70s, 60s ...
Place: italy, sicily, palermo italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.3
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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, drug lord, mafia, cocaine, mob boss, drug dealing, criminal heroes, rise and fall, gunfight, drug cartel, drug abuse, organized crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: miami, cuba, miami beach, usa, bolivia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: realistic, tense, suspenseful, touching, stylized ...
Audience: date night
Plot: drug dealing, drug cartel, family relations, gangsters, murder, forbidden love, siblings relations, young lovers, crimes, mother daughter relationship, father son relationship, uncle niece relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1991, 1990s, 90s
Place: colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, crimes, cartel, drugs/alcohol, shooting, murder, adventure, danger, destiny, vengeance, chase, captivity ...
Place: mexico, usa
⇓ 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, realistic, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, crimes, gangsters, organized crime, rise to the top, drug dealing, gang, ambition, drugs/alcohol, violence, drugs, money ...
Place: colombia, latin america, mexico, florida, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, crime, brutality, violence, fbi, murder, organized crime, arms dealing, crimes, illness, mafia ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, year 2011, year 1995 ...
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, miami, santa monica california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, controversial ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, gangsters, dishonesty, betrayal, assassination, deadly, hitman, murder, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, gunfight, kickboxing, urban ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, 90s
Place: amsterdam, holland
⇓ 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, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang war, crime boss, mafia, unfulfillment, crime, criminal heroes, parents and children, tough heroes, dishonor among criminals, fight for supremacy, crimes, graphic violence ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1930s, 1940s, 1920s ...
Place: europe, cuba, italy, new york
⇓ 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: harsh, serious, tense, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, mob boss, drug lord, mafia, heroin, police corruption, drug traffic, drug trafficking, smuggling, rise and fall, society ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s, 1990s ...
Place: new york, harlem, usa, bronx new york city, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
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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, disturbing, bleak, rough, thought provoking ...
Plot: heroin, smuggling, politics, crimes, crime, price of justice, drug abuse, rules and policies, drug dealer, down on your luck, police corruption, fighting the system ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: europe, germany, london, england, pakistan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 159K
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, exciting, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: drug cartel, drug trafficking, cia, bare ass, money laundering, cia agent, true crime, cocaine, pilot, drug smuggling, illegal drugs, united states of america ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1978, 70s, year 1981 ...
Place: usa, colombia, latin america, panama, nicaragua ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.8
 14K
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: organized crime, gangsters, betrayal, profanity, godfather, violence, family relations, crime, parents and children, crimes, danger, ambition ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century, year 2002, year 1984 ...
Place: usa, new york
⇓ 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: realistic, tense, thought provoking, suspenseful, emotional ...
Plot: journalism, murder, gangsters, investigation, strong female character, drug lord, drug dealing, police, crimes, tragic hero, uncover truth, price of justice ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe, amsterdam, california, new jersey ...
⇓ 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, atmospheric, serious, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug smuggling, money laundering, drug addiction, drugs, cocaine, drug use, political corruption, drug dealing, organized crime, war on drugs, gangsters, drug ...
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, saga ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, crimes, criminal heroes, mob boss, smuggling, crime boss, businessman, politician, corruption, americana, ambitious ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, usa, atlantic city, chicago illinois, atlantic city new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 14K
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, serious, captivating, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rise and fall, drug dealer, murder, drug abuse, drug dealing, femme fatale, ambition, gang, on the run, danger, crimes, power relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: colombia, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.6
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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: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug cartel, drug smuggling, crimes, drug dealing, family relations, police corruption, rivalry, partners, working undercover, siblings relations, family life, drug abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa, el paso texas, houston texas, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Romanzo Criminale (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: rough, captivating, serious, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: gang, organized crime, violence, criminal heroes, gangsters, crimes, law enforcement, drug dealing, mafia, dishonesty, police detective, drugs ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 90s, 20th century
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.6
 196K
Traffic (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico, Germany
Duration: 147 min.
Story: An exploration of the United States of America's war on drugs from multiple perspectives. For the new head of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, the war becomes personal when he discovers his well-educated daughter is abusing cocaine ...
Style: bleak, realistic, tense, thought provoking, clever ...
Plot: drug lord, addiction, marijuana, drug cartel, drug abuse, organized crime, drug traffic, drug dealer, drug dealing, profanity, family problems, fighting crime ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: mexico, ohio, washington d.c., latin america, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.8
 8K
The Take (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
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: gangsters, mob boss, criminal heroes, mafia, betrayal, crimes, crime, respect, power struggle, relatives, ex convict, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, 90s
Place: london, england, east end london
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Clear and Present Danger (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 141 min.
Story: CIA Analyst Jack Ryan is drawn into an illegal war fought by the US government against a Colombian drug cartel.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, cia, ambush, conspiracy, sniper, espionage, mercenary, helicopter, politics, president, assassination, rescue ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: colombia, usa, washington d.c., langley virginia, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%