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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: 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 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: serious, suspenseful, captivating, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, drug dealing, drug lord, drug cartel, drug traffic, crimes, gangsters, master criminal, rise to the top, ambition, generosity, gang war, smuggling, sex scene, cia agent, corruption, money laundering, drug trafficking, criminal heroes
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s, 90s
Place: mexico, latin america

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Most similar movies to The Lord of the Skies

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, criminal heroes, gangsters, drug dealing, law enforcement and dishonesty mostly in Drama, Crime and Action genres. Some movies like The Lord of the Skies: Narcos (2015), Pablo Escobar, The Drug Lord (2012), Fugitives (2011), The Snitch Cartel (2011), La Linea - The Line (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, gangsters, smuggling, master criminal, crimes, rise to the top, criminal heroes, politics, drug dealer, drug cartel, blind ambition, crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: colombia, latin america
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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, serious, stylized, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug lord, organized crime, criminal heroes, crime, gangsters, drug dealing, crimes, master criminal, rise to the top, ambition, latinos, smuggling ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1950s
Place: colombia, latin america, panama
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45%
 8.2
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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: serious, twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, fugitives, crime, drug dealing, crimes, gangsters, betrayal, crime gone awry, fighting crime, working undercover, chases and races, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chile, latin america, bolivia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, realistic, stylized, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, drugs/alcohol, crime, drug dealing, organized crime, crimes, gang, gangsters, rise to the top, ambition, win over
Place: colombia, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, exciting
Plot: drug dealing, gangsters, crime, unlikely couple, track down, hitman, criminal heroes, crimes, deadly, master criminal, mentally unstable, drug abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america, tijuana mexico
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34%
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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: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug cartel, car chase, crime, criminal heroes, family life, mexican, organized crime, gangsters, partners against crime, drug dealing, rise and fall, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, mexico, usa, houston texas, michigan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: gang, violence, organized crime, criminal heroes, crime, crimes, police, mafia, gangsters, drug dealing, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, 90s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang war, crime, gangsters, rise and fall, criminal, casino, parent child relationship, patriarch, crime family, mafia, crime boss, organized crime ...
Time: 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, criminal heroes, gang, gangsters, rise and fall, vengeance, ambition, crimes, rivalry, betrayal, drug dealing, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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, criminal heroes, power struggle, mafia, relatives, crimes, dishonesty, family relations, organized crime ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: england, london, east end london
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 661
Blue Murder (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 198 min.
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, bleak, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, prostitute, police detective, crime, master criminal, partners against crime, organized crime, tough law enforcer, drug dealing, fighting crime, political corruption, criminal heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Saints and Sinners (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After many years Pooch returns to his neighbourhood. To Big Boy, his best friend, Pooch is valuable asset in his plans of becoming local crime lord. To Pooch, this reunion is painful because he is, actually, undercover cop sent to bring Big Boy down.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drugs/alcohol, crime, gang, master criminal, drug dealing, going straight, friendship, love triangle, working undercover, crimes, best friends, gangsters ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 8.6
 76K
Justified (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: A character drama based on the 2001 Elmore Leonard short story "Fire in the Hole." Leonard's tale centers around U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens of Kentucky, a quiet but strong-willed official of the law. The tale covers his high-stakes ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone wolves, drug lord, tough law enforcer, u.s. marshal, crime, crimes, justice, small town, fighting crime, chases and races, deadly, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: kentucky, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Clinton and Nadine (1988)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Andy Garcia plays Clinton, who is eager to find his brother's murderer. To do so, he enlists the aid of Nadine, an expensive call girl. Clinton and Nadine get sucked into a plot to smuggle guns to the Contra forces in Nicaragua.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, sexual, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, reluctant partners, crime, witnessing a crime, drug dealing, going straight, manipulations, vengeance, destructive relationship, memory loss, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: latin america, nicaragua
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.3
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Zero Tolerance (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After surviving a sneak attack on himself and fellow agents Jimmy and Gene as they were transporting drug kingpin Raymond Manta out of a Mexican jail, FBI agent Jeff Douglas becomes an uwitting pawn of the White Hand drug cartel. Mistakenly told ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, drug abuse, lone wolves, one man army, crime, special agents, tough law enforcer, track down, vengeance, vigilantism, tough heroes, chases and races ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: mexico, las vegas, nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.2
 50
Two Coyotes (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A drug runner takes over a lucrative drug business only to find his new found empire crumble when a deal goes bad.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, rivalry, hitman, crime, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, gangsters, crime gone awry, drug dealing, crimes, dishonesty, going straight ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: crime, crimes, criminal heroes, going straight, starting over, ambition, hopes, family relations, lifestyle, mafia
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: urban ghetto life, criminal heroes, drug lord, gangsters, gang war, crime, drugs/alcohol, organized crime, gang of thieves, hearing, urban ghetto, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Players (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Three young ex-cons track down criminals as a part of a new FBI program.
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fbi, crime, special agents, crimes, law enforcement, partners against crime, track down, cons and scams, chases and races, dishonesty, partners, parole ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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: cocaine, drug dealer, crime, criminal heroes, drug, drug dealing, smuggling, illegal drugs, latinx lead, u.s. government, gangsters, violence ...
Time: 80s
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27%
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Brigada (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 750 min.
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: mafia, gang, criminal heroes, buddies, crimes, russian, crime, gangsters, organized crime, murder, characters in danger, political corruption ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ 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, serious, realistic, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: puerto rican, crime, gangsters, master criminal, drug dealing, rise to the top, tough heroes, criminal heroes, ambition, crimes, best friends, gang ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Marshal (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Marshal is an American action-drama television series that aired on ABC for two brief seasons in 1995. The show starred Jeff Fahey as the title character, a United States Marshal charged with pursuing fugitives across the nation. In 1995, the ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, bleak ...
Plot: chase, chases and races, crimes, crime, criminal heroes, fugitives, law enforcement, criminal, witness protection, u.s. marshal, investigation, pursuit
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 4K
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: serious, bleak, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: friendship, betrayal, crime, buddies, crimes, life is a bitch, friends, gang, gangsters, rise to the top, twentysomething life, criminal heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, 90s
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.2
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Blue Thunder (1984)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Blue Thunder is a 1984 ABC television series based on the movie of the same title featuring the Blue Thunder helicopter. The series uses the converted Aérospatiale Gazelle helicopter and large portions of stock footage from the 1983 film. A ground ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: helicopter, heroes, law enforcement, based on movie, chases and races, crimes, danger, escapades, super weapon, police
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.3
 2K
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: serious, epic, rough, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: musician, love, crimes, crime, gangsters, village, criminal heroes, hopes, romance, love and romance, destiny, gangster ...
Time: contemporary, 70s, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: asia, england, india, london, goa india
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Rogue (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 50 min.
Story: "Rogue" revolves around Grace, a morally and emotionally-conflicted undercover detective who is tormented by the possibility that her own actions contributed to her son’s death. Grace’s search for the truth is further complicated by ...
Style: serious, tense, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, murder, crime, working undercover, law enforcement, criminal heroes, police detective, cheating, haunted by the past, strong sexual content, loss of son, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Equalizer (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 48 min.
Story: The Equalizer is an American television series that ran for four seasons, initially on CBS, between 1985 and 1989. It stars Edward Woodward as a middle aged retired intelligence officer with a mysterious past who helps people in trouble. The show ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: neo noir, private detective, spy, crime, urban, tough heroes, vigilante, retired, crimes, anti heroes, vengeance, vigilantism ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Hand Gun (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jack is in the midst of a major robbery, which leaves him injured and his accomplices dead. Jack manages to hide the $500,000 from the robbery before he makes his way to his death bed.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, criminal heroes, crime, treasure hunt, siblings relations, dishonesty, family relations, disorder, crime gone awry, on the run, riddles and clues, estrangement ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
No Code of Conduct (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A cop (Charlie Sheen), his partner (Dacascos), and his father (Martin Sheen) uncover a plot by city elders to smuggle drugs from Mexico into Phoenix, Arizona.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, car chase, drug dealing, police corruption, crime, drug lord, attempted murder, planned murder, police operation, drug traffic, police investigation, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%