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Narcos (2015)
 8.8
 305K
Narcos (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Colombia, Mexico
Duration: 49 min.
Story: The true story of Colombia's infamously violent and powerful drug cartels.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, captivating, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug cartel, drug dealing, smuggling, gangsters, drug dealer, crimes, rise to the top, master criminal, criminal heroes, politics, blind ambition, crime, ambition, cia agent, cartel, hidden money, police informant, attorney general, husband wife relationship, car bomb, state affairs, siege, obsession, hitman, kidnapping ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: colombia, latin america, mexico, south 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, drug dealing, criminal heroes, 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), Blow (2001), Snowfall (2017). 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: serious, stylized, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, drug lord, gangsters, drug dealing, latinos, smuggling, cocaine, crime, crimes, criminal heroes, rise to the top, master criminal ...
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: 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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug cartel, rise to the top, gangsters, crime, ambition, gang war, smuggling, master criminal, crimes, drug dealing, generosity, drug lord ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 32K
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, crimes, party, nightclub owner, double life, going straight, nightclub, organized crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 226K
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, cocaine, drug abuse, gangsters, friendship, drug use, drug addiction, organized crime, criminal heroes, war on drugs ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 90s, 80s, 50s ...
Place: california, latin america, mexico, colombia, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 7K
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: drug dealer, drug dealing, cocaine, ghetto, drug, smuggling, crime, u.s. government, latinx lead, illegal drugs, gangsters, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: south central los angeles, nicaragua, california, central america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.3
 675K
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, cocaine, gangsters, rise and fall, organized crime, criminal heroes, mafia, drug abuse, mob boss, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: miami, cuba, usa, bolivia, colombia
⇓ 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, cat and mouse, bribery, notoriety, crimes, cosa nostra, crime, execution, explosion, drug ...
Time: 40s, 60s, 50s, 20th century, 70s ...
Place: sicily, italy, palermo italy
⇓ 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: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug lord, gangsters, police corruption, heroin, organized crime, smuggling, rise and fall, mob boss, mafia, drug trafficking, police detective, society ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, 1960s, 1990s ...
Place: usa, new york, harlem, bronx new york city, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 9.5
 1.3M
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, psychological, captivating, serious, clever ...
Plot: drug dealing, drug lord, life turned upside down, crimes, drugs/alcohol, master criminal, double life, peril, family problems, hidden identity, unlikely partners, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new mexico, usa, albuquerque new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 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: tense, realistic, bleak, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, crimes, gangsters, criminal heroes, crime, drug dealing, urban, deadly, dishonesty, assassination, gangster, gun ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 70s, 20th century
Place: amsterdam, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.7
 921K
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: mafia, gangsters, crimes, rise and fall, organized crime, friends, fbi, criminal heroes, friendship, shooting, life is a bitch, corruption ...
Time: 50s, 70s, 20th century, 60s, year 1963 ...
Place: florida, usa, new york, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 9.0
 281K
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, witty, clever ...
Plot: small town, police investigation, crimes, crime, killings, psychopath, female police officer, americana, small town life, law enforcement, crime gone awry, sheriff ...
Time: 21st century, year 1979, contemporary, year 2006, 2010s ...
Place: minnesota, usa, north dakota
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 9.0
 453K
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, realistic, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, 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%
 7.9
 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, mafia, betrayal, respect, power struggle, criminal heroes, relatives, crimes, dishonesty, ex convict, family relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: england, london, east end london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.8
 11K
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: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, organized crime, godfather, violence, family relations, crime, parents and children, gangsters, criminal heroes, crimes, ambition, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s, year 1984, year 2002
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: emotional, rough, thought provoking, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: journalism, murder, investigation, drug lord, drug dealing, police, gangsters, crimes, uncover truth, tragic hero, price of justice, love and romance ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe, england, new jersey, california
⇓ 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, realistic, stylized, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, crimes, criminal heroes, crime, drugs/alcohol, win over, ambition, gang, drug dealing, gangsters, rise to the top, woman ...
Place: colombia, latin america, florida, usa, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 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: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug cartel, rivalry, crimes, police corruption, partners, dishonesty, law enforcement, addiction, family relations, family life, drug dealing, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa, mexico, michigan, houston texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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, serious, stylized, touching, suspenseful ...
Audience: date night
Plot: drug dealing, murder, surfer, drug cartel, siblings relations, youth, drugs/alcohol, family relations, life turned upside down, young lovers, love and romance, gangsters ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s, year 1991
Place: colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 9.2
 260K
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, serious, rough, cynical, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, mafia, crime, gangsters, criminal heroes, crimes, killings, family life, psychiatrist, ambition, family relations, racial slur ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 2000s ...
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang war, crime boss, unfulfillment, crime, criminal heroes, ambition, family values, family tradition, godparent, family business, power struggle, rise to the top ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s, 1930s, 1940s, 1920s
Place: cuba, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, rough, realistic, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: drug dealing, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, mentally unstable, hitman, crimes, gangsters, drug abuse, deadly, master criminal, law enforcement, track down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america, tijuana mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: suspenseful, serious, rough, captivating, realistic
Plot: gang, violence, organized crime, honest law enforcer, criminal heroes, gangsters, crime, crimes, law enforcement, dishonesty, partners in crime, cat and mouse ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, 70s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.7
 13K
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, stylized, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, femme fatale, mayor, murder, gay slur, rise and fall, drug dealing, drug abuse, gang, buddies, partners, crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: spain, colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 8.5
 28K
Narcos: Mexico (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
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, exciting, intense
Plot: drug cartel, crimes, undercover agent, corruption, cocaine, marijuana, drug dealing, business, investigation, heroin
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 8.1
 1K
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, serious, tense, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug lord, crime gone awry, drug dealing, sniper, grandparent and grandchild, the underworld, loss of spouse, betrayal, corruption, gangsters, fugitives, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chile, bolivia, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, mob boss, smuggling, criminal heroes, crimes, businessman, corruption, politician, americana, ambitious, prohibition ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: usa, new jersey, atlantic city new jersey, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 8.4
 1K
Traffik (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama
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, tense, thought provoking, disturbing ...
Plot: smuggling, politics, heroin, rules and policies, drug abuse, crime, price of justice, drug dealer, fighting the system, police corruption, life is a bitch, down on your luck ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, england, germany, pakistan, middle east ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.5
 3K
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, serious, suspenseful, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, crime, criminal's revenge, gang, starting over, law enforcement, gangsters, desert, husband wife relationship, foot chase, black cop, police shootout ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new mexico, los angeles, latin america, cuba
⇓ 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, bleak, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, drug dealing, guilt, internal affairs, murder, master criminal, deadly, law enforcement, dishonesty, partners against crime, gangsters, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: cuba, latin america, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%