Movies and TV shows like Animal Kingdom

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Animal Kingdom (2016)
 8.2
 22K
Animal Kingdom (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The series centers on 17-year-old Joshua "J" Cody, who moves in with his freewheeling relatives in their Southern California beach town after his mother dies of a heroin overdose. Headed by boot-tough matriarch Janine "Smurf" Cody and her right-hand Baz, who runs the business and calls the shots, the clan also consists of Pope, the oldest and most dangerous of the Cody boys; Craig, the tough and fearless middle son; and Deran, the troubled, suspicious "baby" of the family.
Style: exciting, tense, captivating, twists and turns
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, mother son relationship, criminal, crime family, crimes, dysfunctional family, danger, escapades, drugs/alcohol, gay brother, family conflict, friendship, ex convict, outlaw, brother brother relationship, matriarch, dialogue, closeted homosexual, sex, sibling rivalry, grandmother grandson relationship, family relations, borderline personality disorder, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, uncle nephew relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: southern california, usa, california

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Most similar movies to Animal Kingdom

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out captivating, suspenseful, tense and realistic films and TV series with plots about crimes, crime, danger, family relations, murder, friendship and graphic violence mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Animal Kingdom: Ray Donovan (2013), Sons of Anarchy (2008), Power (2014), Queen of the South (2016), Breaking Bad (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.3
 75K
Ray Donovan (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Set in the sprawling mecca of the rich and famous, Ray Donovan does the dirty work for LA's top power players, and makes their problems disappear. His father's unexpected release from prison sets off a chain of events that shakes the ...
Style: serious, captivating, tense, clever, stylized ...
Plot: power relations, crimes, identity crisis, intrigue, hollywood, blackmail, family problems, family relations, family secret, teamwork, businessman, millionaire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.6
 250K
Sons of Anarchy (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: An adrenalized drama with darkly comedic undertones that explores a notorious outlaw motorcycle club’s (MC) desire to protect its livelihood while ensuring that their simple, sheltered town of Charming, California remains exactly that, charming. ...
Style: tense, exciting, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: biker, motorcycle gang, gang, crimes, crime, family relations, power struggle, motorcycle, group of criminals, prison, arms dealing, young man ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 8.2
 38K
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: drug dealing, nightclub, nightlife, money laundering, ambition, crimes, business venture, organized crime, double life, success, temptation, nightclub owner ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Queen of the South (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico, Spain, Malta
Duration: 42 min.
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, drugs/alcohol, crimes, shooting, cartel, adventure, danger, vengeance, destiny, murder, chase, captivity ...
Place: mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 9.5
 1.4M
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: clever, captivating, tense, serious, psychological ...
Plot: drug dealing, drug lord, master criminal, life is a bitch, life turned upside down, crimes, family problems, unlikely partners, teacher, drug cartel, peril, desperation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new mexico, usa, albuquerque new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 8.3
 5K
Mr Inbetween (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Ray Shoesmith is a father, ex-husband, boyfriend and best friend: tough roles to juggle in the modern age. Even harder when you’re a criminal for hire.
Style: tense, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, mercenary, hitman, lone hero, violence, family drama, secret past, betrayal, organized crime, escapades, adventure, fight scenes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.8
 308K
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: atmospheric, tense, captivating, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, gang, gang war, determination, crimes, power struggle, mafia, society, rivalry, cruelty, rise to the top ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1920s, 20s
Place: england, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Better Call Saul (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
Story: Six years before Saul Goodman meets Walter White. We meet him when the man who will become Saul Goodman is known as Jimmy McGill, a small-time lawyer searching for his destiny, and, more immediately, hustling to make ends meet. Working alongside, ...
Style: dark humor, captivating, stylized, realistic, witty ...
Plot: lawyer, dishonesty, hotshot lawyer, moral dilemma, workplace situations, family relations, private investigator, crimes, legal, brother brother relationship, cons and scams, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2002, 2000s
Place: new mexico, usa, albuquerque new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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 8.5
 6K
Love/Hate (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 51 min.
Story: Modern-day underworld characters Nidge and John Boy wrestle for control of Dublin's illicit drug trade in this forceful crime drama.
Style: suspenseful, tense, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: organized crime, gang war, crimes, ex convict, life is a bitch, drugs/alcohol, criminal heroes, gang, addiction, rivalry, criminal, outlaw ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 9.2
 287K
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, cynical, captivating, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, mafia, crime, criminal heroes, family relations, family life, killings, psychiatrist, crimes, ambition, introspection ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 2000s ...
Place: new jersey, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 8.1
 29K
Sneaky Pete (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A con man on the run from a vicious gangster takes cover from his past by assuming the identity of his prison cellmate, Pete, “reuniting” with Pete’s estranged family, a colorful, dysfunctional group that threatens to drag him into a world ...
Style: twists and turns, captivating, melancholic, ironic, suspenseful
Plot: gambling, escapades, family relations, investigation, danger, dishonesty, family problems, friendship, thief, crimes, greed, adaptation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 2K
Inside Men (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 240 min.
Story: The story of three employees of a security depot who plan and execute a multi-million pound cash heist.
Style: serious, captivating, mind bending, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: heist, crimes, group of criminals, partners in crime, perfect crime, workplace, workplace situations, temptation, polish, theft, unlikely criminals, robbery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 8.0
 185K
The Blacklist (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Raymond "Red" Reddington, one of the FBI's most wanted fugitives, surrenders in person at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. He claims that he and the FBI have the same interests: bringing down dangerous criminals and terrorists. In ...
Style: tense, captivating, exciting, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fbi, master criminal, special agents, danger, unlikely partners, manipulations, investigation, partners, mind game, terrorism, law enforcement, intrigue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Secrets and Lies (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Detective Andrea Cornell is a tough, thorough Homicide Detective who leaves no stone unturned. Her unwavering dedication to her job makes her the most formidable opponent - or a highly valuable ally.
Style: captivating, serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: murder, protagonist as suspect, police investigation, child killer, law enforcement, who done it, family relations, mystery, disorder, danger, dishonesty, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 3K
Training Day (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Fifteen years after the events of the feature film, Kyle Craig is assigned to go undercover in an elite squad of the LAPD as Detective Frank Rourke’s trainee to spy on him and report on his off-book methods. As Frank starts teaching his principled ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, psychological, exciting
Plot: police, dirty cop, lapd, gunfight, dishonesty, corruption, love, vengeance, murder, betrayal, adaptation, danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.5
 12K
Kingdom (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: A raw family drama set against the world of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) in Venice, California. Alvey Kulina owns Navy St. MMA with the help of his girlfriend Lisa Prince. He is willing to go through extraordinary means to make sure his fighters are ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mixed martial arts, athlete's life, family problems, gym, competition, sibling relationship, drugs/alcohol, parents and children, rivalry, ambition, contests and competitions, drug abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.9
 2K
Reef Break (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Australia, USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Cat Chambers is a thief-turned-fixer for the governor of a stunning and seductive Pacific Island paradise. Impulsive, reckless, and irresistible, Cat's less-than-perfect past gives her an instinctive gift for understanding crime and criminals ...
Style: scenic, semi serious, captivating, exciting
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: fbi, island, thief, fighting crime, new life, danger, beautiful scenery, redhead girl, crime investigation, pacific island, partners, paradise
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 18K
The Order (2019)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Out to avenge his mother's death, a college student pledges a secret order and lands in a war between werewolves and practitioners of dark magic.
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: black magic, friendship, good versus evil, danger, youth, university, adventure, culture clash, mentor, society, death, hopes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.9
 34K
Lethal Weapon (2016)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: A slightly unhinged former Navy SEAL lands a job as a police officer in Los Angeles where he's partnered with a veteran detective trying to keep maintain a low stress level in his life.
Style: exciting, captivating, twists and turns, entertaining
Plot: police detective, police partner, buddy cop, police investigation, friendship, lapd, murder, crimes, adventure, chase, family relations, based on movie ...
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.3
 8K
Battle Creek (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: In this mismatched buddy cop dramedy, an amazingly handsome, happy-go-lucky FBI agent is paired with a local, hard scrabble Michigan homicide detective. As they solve crimes together, their polar opposite methods only slightly outweigh their disdain ...
Style: cynical, witty, realistic, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners against crime, police detective, police investigation, law enforcement, fighting crime, crimes, murder investigation, police partner, narcissist, police station, female boss, fbi agent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 7K
Outsiders (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A struggle for power and control set in the rugged and mysterious hills of Appalachia, "Outsiders" tells the story of the Farrell clan, a family of outsiders who've been in these parts since before anyone can remember. Living off the ...
Style: twists and turns, exciting, captivating, suspense, suspenseful
Plot: off the grid, sheriff, crimes, society, lifestyle, friendship, hand to hand combat, gunfight, brutality, life is a bitch, adaptation, settler ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, appalachia
⇓ similarity ⇓
14%
 7.0
 110K
Riverdale (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Set in the present, the series offers a bold, subversive take on Archie, Betty, Veronica and their friends, exploring the surreality of small-town life, the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale’s wholesome facade.
Style: tense, biting, suspenseful, captivating, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, youth, small town, friendship, love triangle, friends, school, murder, gang, murder investigation, family secret, teenage life ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
What Doesn't Kill You (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Two childhood friends from South Boston turn to crime as a way to get by, ultimately causing a strain in their personal lives and their friendship.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating, rough ...
Plot: friendship, tough law enforcer, heist, infidelity, family problems, buddies, crime, downfall, crimes, haunted by the past, friends, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Movie in collections
 7.1
 1K
By Any Means (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: By Any Means follows a clandestine unit living on the edge and playing the criminal elite at their own game, existing in the grey area between the letter of the law and true justice.
Style: serious, twists and turns, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, fighting crime, law enforcement, right and wrong, partners, crimes, vigilante, criminal, clandestine, graphic violence, crime, computer genius ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.5
 8K
Mad Dogs (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 56 min.
Story: When a group of underachieving 40-something friends gather in Belize to celebrate the early retirement of an old friend, a series of wild, comedic events unfold, exposing dark secrets and a web of lies, deception and murder.
Style: dark humor, captivating, tense, humorous, light ...
Plot: murder, friendship, crimes, disorder, reunion, dishonesty, group of friends, celebration, crime, friends, conspiracy, buddies ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, central america
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.6
 2K
Tell (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Ethan Tell is a small time crook who makes a big-time score when he steals 1 million dollars. Ironically, his life radically changes for the worst when he discovers that stealing the money was the easy part and he now must keep his partner, his ...
Style: exciting, realistic, suspenseful, serious, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, crimes, rivalry, danger, life turned upside down, going straight, dishonesty, on the run, chases and races, graphic violence, sexual content, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.8
 554
The Protector (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Gloria Sheppard is an intuitive LAPD homicide detective who juggles her demanding personal and professional lives while raising two sons with the help of her troubled younger brother, Davey.
Style: sincere, captivating, tense, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: police detective, single mother, lapd, relationship vs career, crimes, law enforcement, family relations, police, investigation, motherhood, homicide detective, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.5
 1K
NYC 22 (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: NYC 22 is an American police procedural drama which ran on CBS from April 15 to August 11, 2012. The series was a mid-season replacement for CSI: Miami. On May 13, 2012, both series were canceled by CBS.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: rookie, fighting crime, crimes, law enforcement, partners, police, state trooper, danger, society, streetwise, urban, honest law enforcer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.0
 661
Outlaw Country (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A crime thriller/family drama set against the backdrop of southern organized crime and Nashville royalty where music, love, hope and tragedy collide. Created as a pilot for a TV Series which was not taken up, this has now been aired as a TV Movie.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, family relations, crimes, parents and children, danger, love and romance, society, crime, graphic violence
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
City on a Hill (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: In early 90s Boston, an African-American District Attorney comes in from Brooklyn advocating change and forms an unlikely alliance with a corrupt yet venerated FBI veteran invested in maintaining the status quo. Together they take on a family of ...
Style: atmospheric, bleak, captivating, exciting
Plot: law enforcement, corruption, investigation, crime, district attorney, danger, crimes, gang, justice, escapades, racism, smuggling ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%