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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, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug cartel, gangsters, master criminal, rise to the top, ambition, money, drug lord, crimes, smuggling, generosity, drug dealing, gang war, drug dealer, drug traffic, money laundering, corruption, criminal heroes, criminal, cartel, crime boss, organized crime, drugs, bandit, gang, smuggler ...
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 serious, realistic, tense and captivating films and TV series with plots about crimes, organized crime, drug dealing, gangsters, gang, drug dealer and mafia mostly in Drama, Crime and Action genres. Some movies like The Lord of the Skies: Narcos (2015), Narcos: Mexico (2018), Pablo Escobar, The Drug Lord (2012), The Snitch Cartel: Origins (2021), The Cartel (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Narcos (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Colombia
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, teens
Plot: gangsters, drug cartel, drug dealing, drug dealer, cartel, rise to the top, master criminal, smuggling, crimes, cia agent, criminal heroes, illegal drugs ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 90s, 20th century
Place: colombia, latin america, panama, mexico, spain ...
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85%
 8.4
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Narcos: Mexico (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: 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: atmospheric, captivating, exciting, intense, suspense ...
Plot: drug cartel, marijuana, crimes, organized crime, corruption, cocaine, business, drug dealing, undercover agent, mariachi, gangsters, drug dealer ...
Time: 80s, 90s
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: rough, realistic, stylized, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, latinos, dea, drug lord, drug dealing, criminal heroes, terrorism, ambition, rise to the top, organized crime, master criminal, smuggling ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 50s
Place: colombia, latin america, panama
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Snitch Cartel: Origins (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Colombia
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: In Cali during the '60s and '70s, two brothers juggle family, romance and the joint pursuit of a burning ambition: to rule Colombia's drug industry.
Style: captivating, disturbing, tense, suspense
Plot: drug cartel, drug lord, drug dealing, war on drugs, cartel, drug dealer, smuggling, brother brother relationship, drugs, crime boss, criminal, organized crime ...
Place: colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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: mafia, gangsters, crimes, organized crime, rivalry, gang war, fall in love, lifestyle change, rise to the top, power struggle, smuggling, vengeance ...
Place: mexico, colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.7
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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: mafia, gangsters, drug lord, gang war, mob boss, rivalry, crimes, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, urban ghetto life, social decay, camorra ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: italy, naples italy, napoli italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: drug dealing, life turned upside down, drug lord, crimes, family problems, peril, master criminal, life is a bitch, cancer, unlikely partners, drug cartel, criminal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new mexico, albuquerque new mexico, usa
⇓ 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, erotic
Plot: nightclub, nightlife, drug dealing, ambition, double life, money laundering, organized crime, crimes, drug lord, sexual activity, businessman, nightclub owner ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Senora Acero (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico, Colombia
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, drug smuggling, crime boss, rivalry, strong female presence, death, drug traffic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
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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, stylized, realistic, serious
Plot: police corruption, sex scene, drug traffic, criminal heroes, organized crime, ambition, smuggling, drug dealing, secret service, political corruption, crimes, master criminal ...
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35%
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Somos. (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: Mexico
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: The lives of the people of Allende, a Mexican border town, are overtaken by a powerful cartel's operations, leading to tragedy. Inspired by true events.
Style: suspense, tense
Plot: drug cartel, cartel, mexican, dea, drug traffic, criminal gang, gang, drug smuggling, bandit, drugs, drug overdose, small town ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Powder and Gold (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Dominican Republic
Story: The real-life story of a drug cartel leader set to Macbeth.
Style: suspense, captivating, tense
Plot: drugs, drug lord, drug crime, drug dealer, drug dealing, drug cartel, criminal, crimes, smuggler, drug smuggler, criminal gang, drug traffic ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, suspense
Plot: crimes, rivalry, power struggle, drug dealing, mafia, life is a bitch, rise to the top, criminal heroes, vengeance, cocaine, organized crime, gang ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america, spain, europe, morocco
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
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, suspenseful, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crimes, criminal heroes, organized crime, rise to the top, gang, ambition, drug dealing, drug cartel, drugs, violence, money ...
Place: colombia, latin america, new york, miami, florida ...
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34%
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ZeroZeroZero (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Based on the book of the same name by bestselling author Roberto Saviano, ZeroZeroZero is an unforgettable exploration of the inner workings of the global cocaine trade.
Style: atmospheric, brutal, serious, psychological, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: italian mafia, drug cartel, cartel, mafia, cocaine, drug dealer, drug dealing, drug trade, drug smuggler, drug smuggling, drugs, brutality ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug cartel, drug smuggling, crimes, drug dealing, brother brother relationship, organized crime, family relations, partners, rivalry, police corruption, dishonesty, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa, el paso texas, thailand, houston texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: captivating, serious, rough, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: gang, gangsters, mafia, organized crime, criminal heroes, crimes, law enforcement, drug dealing, police detective, dishonesty, violence, drugs ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, 90s
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
El Dragón: Return of a Warrior (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: A Tokyo business man returns to his home country of Mexico where he must battle rivals to replace his grandfather as the head of a cartel.
Style: captivating, exciting, disturbing, tense
Plot: drug cartel, japanese mafia, gangsters, martial artist, criminal syndicate, martial arts, crimes, drug dealing, fight, rivalry, adaptation, syndicate ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, mexico, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Sin Senos Sí Hay Paraíso (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Colombia, USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: A young woman born in a mafia-controlled town seeks revenge on those who wrongfully harmed and imprisoned her family.
Style: tense, captivating
Plot: drug dealer, romancing a criminal, changing lives, organized crime, drug cartel, illegal drugs, crime boss, character change, drug smuggling, teenager, criminal, crimes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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: stylized, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: drug lord, ambition, drug dealing, gangsters, crimes, rise to the top, drug traffic, master criminal, smuggling, dea, notoriety, terrorism ...
Place: latin america, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Drug Squad: Costa del Sol (2019)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Spain
TV show
Story: Four intrepid and impulsive police officers form a special narcotics unit to combat the birth of drug trafficking on Spain's Costa del Sol in the 1970s.
Style: exciting, tense, captivating
Plot: police, criminal, drug dealer, police officer, drugs, partners against crime, war on drugs, fighting crime, gang, police detective, investigation, drug smuggling ...
Time: 70s
Place: spain
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29%
Easy Money III: Life Deluxe (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 127 min.
Story: JW now lives in exile and is more than ever determined to find out what happened to his missing sister Camilla. Every trace leads him to the world of organized crime in Stockholm. Jorge is about to do his last score - the largest robbery in Swedish ...
Style: serious, tense, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, undercover, murder, revenge, criminal, gang, crimes, working undercover, criminal heroes, missing person, robbery, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: eastern europe, sweden, scandinavia, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: serious, rough, captivating, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: gangsters, urban ghetto life, organized crime, criminal heroes, gang war, drug dealing, gang of thieves, group of criminals, thief, buddies, gang, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: south africa, africa, johannesburg south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Blinded by the Lights (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: An eight-episode story charting seven days from the life of a cocaine dealer whose perfectly organized life begins to sink into chaos while he is forced to make the most important choices in his life.
Style: captivating, suspense, disturbing, entertaining, tense ...
Plot: drug dealer, cocaine, drug lord, criminal, crimes, smuggler, criminal gang, drug cartel, drug traffic, chaos, organized crime, crime boss ...
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 8.3
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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, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Plot: russian mafia, organized crime, crime boss, russian, mafia, criminal heroes, gang, crimes, mob boss, gangsters, murder, characters in danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.1
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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: serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, rough ...
Plot: gangsters, drug dealing, drug abuse, track down, hitman, crimes, master criminal, law enforcement, criminal heroes, mentally unstable, spy, empire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, tijuana mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.0
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Ganglands (2021)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Mehdi, a qualified robber, and Liana, an apprentice thief, get involved in a turf war between drug dealers, and have to collaborate in order to save their loved ones.
Style: disturbing, captivating, suspense, tense
Plot: drug lord, drug dealer, criminal, armed robbery, gang war, organized crime, thief, showdown, gang, teamwork, struggle for survival, crimes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Sinatra Club (2010)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Brutal and celebrated Mafia gangster John Gotti (Danny Nucci) schemes, shoves and murders his way to the top of that world in this gritty biography told from the perspective of Salvatore Polisi (Jason Gedrick), who owns the Sinatra Club, where ...
Style: tense, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, gang, ambition, gang leader, criminal heroes, crimes, rise to the top, dishonesty, heist, tough guy, organized crime ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 8.4
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Impuros (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Rio de Janeiro, during the 90's. Evandro dreams about becoming a great businessman, but ends up entering the world of crime and making an empire out of his criminal organization. His business skills and leadership abilities draw the attention ...
Style: captivating, tense, disturbing, exciting, psychological
Plot: favela, police investigation, organized crime, drugs, murder, crimes, criminal, uninhibited rivalry, police officer, drug dealer, fighting crime, criminal underworld ...
Time: 90s
Place: rio de janeiro, paraguay, latin america, bolivia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: serious, realistic, stylized, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, drug dealing, gang, mafia, crimes, best friends, betrayal, master criminal, police corruption, vengeance, tragic hero, ambition ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%