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The Lord of the Skies (2013)
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The Lord of the Skies (2013)
Original name: El señor de los cielos
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 drugs, he was also known for washing more than $200 million through Colombia to finance his huge fleet. He is described as the most powerful drug trafficker of his time.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug cartel, ambition, master criminal, rise to the top, drug lord, gangsters, crimes, drug dealing, smuggling, generosity, gang war, corruption, criminal heroes, crime, sex scene, cia agent, drug traffic, money laundering, profanity, drug trafficking
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: mexico, latin america

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and rough films and TV series with plots about crimes, gangsters, criminal heroes, drug dealing, crime, ambition and organized crime mostly in Crime, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like The Lord of the Skies: Narcos (2015), Narcos: Mexico (2018), Pablo Escobar, The Drug Lord (2012), La Reina del Sur (2011), Queen of the South (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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 ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug cartel, gangsters, drug dealing, drug dealer, cartel, master criminal, smuggling, rise to the top, crimes, illegal drugs, criminal heroes, politics ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, 70s, 90s
Place: colombia, latin america, mexico, south america, panama ...
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 8.4
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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, atmospheric, captivating, exciting, intense
Plot: drug cartel, marijuana, crimes, business, undercover agent, corruption, cocaine, drug dealing, investigation, heroin, netflix, propaganda ...
Time: 80s
Place: mexico, latin america
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100%
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, serious, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: latinos, gangsters, dea, drug lord, organized crime, master criminal, terrorism, rise to the top, ambition, drug dealing, smuggling, criminal heroes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1950s, 50s
Place: colombia, latin america, panama
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
La Reina del Sur (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico, USA, Spain, Colombia
Duration: 378 min.
TV show
Story: After years of blood, sweat and tears, a woman of humble origin ends up becoming a drug trafficking legend, with all that that means...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, suspense
Plot: crimes, mafia, rise to the top, vengeance, drug dealing, power struggle, cocaine, life is a bitch, rivalry, organized crime, smuggling, gang ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america, spain, europe, morocco
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39%
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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, cartel, crimes, drugs/alcohol, shooting, murder, danger, adventure, destiny, vengeance, chase, captivity ...
Place: mexico, usa
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100%
Señora Acero 3: La Coyote (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico
TV show
Story: The adventures of Vicenta Acero, the feared coyote who now leads the dynasty of illicit dealings once under the control of her father.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, tense, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: drug dealing, parents and children, family relations, crimes, female protagonist, love and romance, crime boss, drug smuggling, danger, rivalry, strong female presence, death of father ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
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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, money laundering, ambition, organized crime, crimes, nightclub owner, temptation, double life, business venture, businessman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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100%
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Profugos (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Chile
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Four men become fugitives after a failed drug deal, running from north to south of Chile.
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, corruption, organized crime, fighting crime, crime gone awry, dishonesty, law enforcement, undercover, gangsters, crimes, criminal heroes, drug dealing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chile, bolivia, latin america
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32%
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Yankee (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 40 min.
TV show
Story: On the run from the police, an Arizona man crosses into Mexico and gets deeply involved in drug trafficking, with the help of modern technology.
Style: realistic, stylized, rough, serious
Plot: drug lord, ambition, smuggling, master criminal, rise to the top, criminal heroes, organized crime, gangsters, drug traffic, crimes, notoriety, drug dealing ...
Place: latin america, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: crime, crimes, gangsters, organized crime, rise to the top, ambition, gang, drugs/alcohol, drug dealing, money, violence, drugs ...
Place: colombia, latin america, florida, usa, miami ...
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32%
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The Cartel (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Colombia
TV show
Story: The Cartel follows ten friends, all of them members of a dangerous drug cartel, whose ambition for power and money will cause them to eventually kill each other. For it is an undeniable truth that, in this business, you always lose.
Style: suspense, tense, suspenseful
Plot: organized crime, rivalry, crimes, fall in love, gangsters, gang war, mafia, lifestyle change, uninhibited rivalry, rise to the top, life is a bitch, power struggle ...
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.2
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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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, exciting
Plot: drug dealing, gangsters, drug abuse, track down, hitman, crimes, law enforcement, deadly, master criminal, criminal heroes, mentally unstable, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america, tijuana mexico
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30%
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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, drug abuse, siblings relations, addiction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa, michigan, thailand, el paso texas ...
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Gangster's Paradise: Jerusalema (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: South Africa
Duration: 119 min.
Story: This South African movie tracks the rise of a once-petty criminal to the heights of the criminal underworld. After cutting his teeth on hijacking, before moving onto bigger game, an ambitious man hits a setback when most of his gang are shot.
Style: epic, serious, rough, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: urban ghetto life, criminal heroes, gangsters, gang war, drug lord, drug dealing, group of criminals, thief, buddies, ambition, gang, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: south africa, africa, johannesburg south africa
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30%
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El Chema (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: Mexico
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Inspired by true events, This is the story of the most notorious drug kingpin the world had ever seen. A man known as El Chapo, the biggest international drug lord in history. The most important and influential man, in the history of Narcos. He ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, stylized
Plot: police corruption, drug traffic, profanity, sex scene, ambition, criminal heroes, organized crime, smuggling, political corruption, crimes, rise to the top, police inspector ...
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Bullett Raja (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A common man who transforms into a gangster revolts against the very system he once obediently followed by declaring war on the police, the government, and the industrialists.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master criminal, vengeance, criminal's revenge, chase, criminal heroes, crimes, rise to the top, rivalry, ambition, gangsters, crime, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
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28%
Romanzo criminale - La serie (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, criminal heroes, gangsters, crimes, law enforcement, drug dealing, mafia, dishonesty, police detective, violence, drugs ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 90s, 20th century
Place: italy, rome italy
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26%
 6.5
 9K
Miss Bala (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The story of a young woman clinging on to her dream to become a beauty contest queen in a Mexico dominated by organized crime.
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic
Plot: drug cartel, rape, follow your dream, blind ambition, physical appearance, crimes, hopes, gangsters, ambition, beauty queen, beauty pageant, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america, tijuana mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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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: suspenseful, stylized, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, gang, drug dealing, police corruption, vengeance, crimes, betrayal, best friends, master criminal, rivalry, tragic hero, law enforcement ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: new york, usa, new york state
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26%
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Friend (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The film follows the lives of four childhood friends: Joon-seok, the leader, whose father is a powerful mob boss; Dong-su, whose father is an undertaker; class clown Jung-ho; and Sang-taek, an exemplary student. The story is the director's ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, captivating, serious, bleak ...
Plot: friendship, betrayal, gang war, ambition, rise to the top, buddies, life is a bitch, adulthood, rivalry, youth, right hand man, friends ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 90s, 20th century
Place: asia, korea, busan, south korea
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25%
 8.6
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Gomorrah (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, Germany
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: Based on Robert Saviano's bestselling book, this gritty Italian crime drama paints a portrait of the brutal Neapolitan crime organisation the Camorra, as seen through the eyes of Ciro Di Marzo, the obedient and self- confident right-hand man of ...
Style: tense, captivating, serious, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: drug lord, mafia, rivalry, crime, gang war, crimes, urban ghetto life, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, mob boss, social decay, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Once Upon a Time in Mumbai (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A tale of two gangsters from the eras of past and present, whose lives enter parallel paths as they struggle to survive within Bombay's criminal underworld.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, rivalry, gangsters, smuggling, rise and fall, law enforcement, crimes, cons and scams, rise to the top, criminal heroes, dishonesty, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: india, mumbai india, asia, bombay india
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25%
Bonded by Blood (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In 1995, drug suppliers and career criminals Tony Tucker, Patrick Tate and Craig Rolfe were blasted to death by a shot gun whilst waiting in a Range Rover in Rettendon, Essex. The film charts their rise to become the most prolific dealers and feared ...
Style: tense, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, rise and fall, gang, gangsters, deadly, drug dealing, criminal heroes, ambition, partners, betrayal, vengeance, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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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, serious, psychological, clever ...
Plot: drug dealing, master criminal, life is a bitch, drug lord, crimes, family problems, drugs/alcohol, life turned upside down, drug cartel, unlikely partners, peril, desperation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new mexico, usa, albuquerque new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Nameless Gangster: Rules of the Time (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A corrupted customs officer, Choi Ik-hyeon, faces losing his job. Then, his life turns around as he meets ganster Choi Hyeong-bae who has connection with the Yakuza. They quickly form a partnetship; Hyeong-bae helps Ik-hyeon set up a business with ...
Style: serious, tense, rough, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: gangsters, police officer, police, gang war, rise to the top, ambition, disorder, graphic violence, dishonesty, betrayal, crime, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: asia, korea, busan, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
For the Love of Money (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Spanning over two decades, "For the Love of Money" follows the true account of an Israeli immigrant who searches for his piece of the American dream.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough
Plot: going straight, starting over, ambition, hopes, crimes, lifestyle, criminal heroes, profanity, mafia, graphic violence, family relations, crime ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles, california, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.2
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David (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 155 min.
Story: The story is about two Davids living in different parts of India whose lives eventually come together in a twist of events., who are about to take a step which is going to change their lives forever.
Style: exciting, captivating, serious, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: gangsters, love, musician, criminal heroes, crimes, romance, hopes, love and romance, village, multiple storylines, destiny, crime ...
Time: 70s, 90s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st century
Place: london, india, asia, england, goa india
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Rise of the Footsoldier (2007)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Rise of the Footsoldier follows the inexorable rise of Carlton Leach from one of the most feared generals of the football terraces to becoming a member of a notorious gang of criminals who rampaged their way through London and Essex in the late ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang war, drug abuse, betrayal, police investigation, gang, partners in crime, drug lord, dishonor among criminals, vicious, rivalry, criminal heroes, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 8.3
 10K
Brigada (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
Story: Brigada, also known as Law of the Lawless, is a Russian 15-episode crime mini-series that debuted in 2002. It became very popular, but received mixed reviews due to accusations in aestheticization of violence. The miniseries follows the story of ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: mafia, crimes, criminal heroes, organized crime, russian mafia, gang, russian, mob boss, crime boss, gangsters, murder, crime ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 8.4
 769
Blue Murder (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 198 min.
TV show
Story: Detective Sergeant Roger "The Dodger" Rogerson got fame because he knew how to take care of most dangerous and violent criminals. His success was, however, also due to the sinister alliance with violent underworld figures like Neddy Smith ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, prostitute, police detective, master criminal, drug dealing, partners against crime, law enforcement, deadly, dishonesty, crime, tough law enforcer, criminal heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%