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The Lord of the Skies
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: suspenseful, serious, captivating, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, crime, drug dealing, crimes, gangsters, master criminal, rise to the top, drug trafficking, ambition, drug cartel, drug lord, generosity, gang war, smuggling, money laundering, cia agent, sex scene, corruption
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: mexico, latin america
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The Godfather: A Novel for Television
Crime, Drama, Thriller
USA
434 min.
 9.5
Romanzo Criminale
Crime, Drama, Thriller
Italy
 8.6
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, rough and suspenseful films and TV series with plots about crime, crimes, gangsters, criminal heroes, drug dealing, dishonesty and law enforcement mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Lord of the Skies: Narcos (2015), Pablo Escobar, The Drug Lord (2012), Rise of the Footsoldier (2007), La Linea - The Line (2009), Zero Tolerance (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 8.9
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Narcos
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
Plot: blind ambition, crime, drug dealing, rise to the top, criminal heroes, ambition, crimes, gangsters, master criminal, politics, state affairs, power ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: colombia, latin america
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System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
Pablo Escobar, The Drug Lord
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Colombia
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, realistic, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, crime, drug lord, organized 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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System:   53%
    User:   55%
 
Gangster's Paradise: Jerusalema
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, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: urban ghetto life, crime, drugs/alcohol, criminal heroes, urban ghetto, crimes, society, buddies, gang, gangsters, drug dealing, rise to the top ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: africa, south africa
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System:   51%
    User:   47%
 
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Rise of the Footsoldier
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, rough, realistic, suspenseful, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, gang, gangsters, rise to the top, drug abuse, addiction, social decay, criminal heroes, police investigation, ambition, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   46%
 
La Linea - The Line
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: gangsters, unlikely couple, crime, drug dealing, 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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System:   49%
    User:   44%
 
 5.3
 451
Zero Tolerance
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: lone wolves, one man army, crime, special agents, tough law enforcer, track down, vengeance, vigilantism, tough heroes, chases and races, crimes, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: las vegas, mexico, nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   48%
 
Carlito's Way: Rise to Power
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, rough, realistic, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 20th century, 60s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   41%
 
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 935
Fugitives
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, suspenseful, twists and turns, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   40%
 
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Kingpin
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Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Rule the family. Control the empire. A Change in power looms imminent in the drug cartel family.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, crime, family life, gangsters, partners against crime, drug dealing, rise and fall, drug cartel, parents and children, siblings relations, addiction, drug abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, mexico, thailand, michigan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   44%
 
Romanzo Criminale
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, crime, criminal heroes, crimes, gangsters, drug dealing, organized crime, violence, dishonesty, law enforcement, police, mafia ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, 90s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   42%
 
Clinton and Nadine
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, sexual, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: reluctant partners, crime, witnessing a crime, drug dealing, going straight, manipulations, vengeance, destructive relationship, memory loss, crimes, deadly, murder ...
Time: 80s
Place: latin america, nicaragua
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   39%
 
Once Upon a Time in Mumbai
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, gangsters, blind ambition, rise to the top, criminal heroes, ambition, rivalry, betrayal, crimes, rise and fall, uninhibited rivalry, cons and scams ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: india, asia, bombay india, mumbai india
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System:   35%
    User:   41%
 
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Two Coyotes
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 90s
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   36%
 
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Truth or Consequences, N.M.
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Raymond Lembecke (Vincent Gallo) is a con just out of prison after serving time for selling drugs for his mob boss Tony Vago (Rod Steiger). (Lembecke was innocent and took the rap for Vago.) Lembecke thinks Vago owes him big time so, when his former ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   30%
 
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David
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
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Duration: 155 min.
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Style: serious, rough, epic, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: crimes, crime, gangsters, destiny, criminal heroes, village, romance, hopes, love and romance, musician, love, fisherman ...
Time: contemporary, 70s, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: asia, england, india, london, goa india
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   28%
 
 6.7
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Easy Money
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany, Denmark, France
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A three-tiered story centered around drugs and organized crime, and focused on a young man who becomes a runner for a coke dealer.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drugs/alcohol, gangsters, crime, criminal heroes, crimes, danger, unlikely criminals, betrayal, drug dealing, dishonesty, taxi driver, cocaine ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, europe, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   38%
 
 6.7
 12K
The Business
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, serious, realistic, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, gangsters, rise and fall, criminal heroes, crimes, femme fatale, buddies, drug dealing, gang, drug abuse, murder, psychopath ...
Time: 80s
Place: spain, colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   30%
    User:   28%
 
 6.8
 3K
The Preacher
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: bleak, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, gangsters, drug dealing, criminal heroes, urban, crimes, deadly, assassination, betrayal, dishonesty, shot in the chest, female nudity ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, 90s
Place: amsterdam, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   29%
    User:   28%
 
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 4.1
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Corrupt
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 69 min.
Story: After decades of terror, two deadly street gangs reach a delicate truce and young MJ (Silkk the Shocker) sees a way out of the hood once and for all. Only Corrupt (Ice-T) stands in MJ's way, resulting into a violent and brutal roller coaster ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, bleak, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, gangsters, urban, juvenile delinquency, urban ghetto, social misfits, crime, drug dealing, going straight, inner city, drug abuse, racism ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   29%
    User:   31%
 
 5.7
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The Getaway
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Doc McCoy is put in prison because his partners chickened out and flew off without him after exchanging a prisoner with a lot of money. Doc knows Jack Benyon, a rich "business"-man, is up to something big, so he tells his wife (Carol ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, heist, gangsters, chase, crime, prison, crime gone awry, violence, criminal heroes, gunfight, criminal's revenge, money ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   28%
    User:   32%
 
 5.3
 304
Bad Guys
Genre: Drama, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: On the run from a drug deal gone wrong, a beautiful young woman escapes across the border only to find herself trapped in a dangerous web of intrigue and deceit in old Mexico.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, criminal heroes, fugitives, gang, crime, gangsters, betrayal, chase, drug deal, crime gone awry, drug dealing, lovers on the run ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   28%
    User:   28%
 
The Godfather: A Novel for Television
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, rough, serious, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime, gang war, rise and fall, rise to the top, family business, criminal heroes, ambition, crimes, family relations, parents and children, tough heroes ...
Time: 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   28%
    User:   33%
 
If... Dog... Rabbit
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Johnnie Cooper served time for an armed robbery that also his father and brother participated in. When he's released from jail he's determined to live a normal life and gets work at a gas station. But soon his brother pays a visit.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, tense
Plot: crime, criminal heroes, family life, gas station, store, gangsters, unlikely criminals, prison, betrayal, crime gone awry, going straight, manhunt ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   28%
    User:   31%
 
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Infernal Affairs 3
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Infernal Affairs III is a 2003 Hong Kong crime thriller film directed by Andrew Lau and Alan Mak. It is the third installment in the Infernal Affairs film series, and is both a sequel and a semi-prequel to the original film, as it intercuts events ...
Style: serious, twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: working undercover, crime, police investigation, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, rivalry, undercover, gang, gangsters, hidden identity, mind game ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   27%
    User:   31%
 
 6.8
 450
Run and Kill
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A man (Fatty) returns home to find his wife with another man. He goes to a bar and begins to drink, waking up the next day to find that he owes a mafioso money for killing his wife. Not wanting to pay the money, he enlists a malitia organization ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, criminal heroes, gory, police investigation, criminal's revenge, gang, gangsters, lone wolves, murder, master criminal, vengeance, hitman ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: hong kong, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   27%
    User:   29%
 
Saints and Sinners
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, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, crime, drugs/alcohol, master criminal, drug dealing, going straight, friendship, love triangle, working undercover, crimes, best friends, gangsters ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   27%
    User:   23%
 
 7.7
 3K
Pigs
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Poland
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In good old days Franz Maurer and his partners from secret police used to live like kings. Now, they all must adapt to new post-communist environment where they are scorned and losing all the privileges. Some, like Franz, are like ordinary police ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, criminal heroes, fighting the system, police investigation, gang, criminal's revenge, gangsters, master criminal, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, drug dealing, fighting crime ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   27%
    User:   22%
 
 6.4
 2K
The Outsider
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In another typical Jean-Paul Belmondo vehicle, the French action hero plays a policeman prone to advancing the cause of justice by any means necessary. On his agenda is a powerful drug cartel working out of Paris and Marseilles, with a drug lord ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough law enforcer, crimes, law enforcement, crime, rivalry, gangsters, drug lord, police officer, hotshot hero, lone wolves, prostitute, car chase ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1980
Place: europe, france, marseille, marseille provence, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   26%
    User:   21%
 

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City on Fire
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Ko Chow is an undercover cop who is under pressure from all sides. His boss, Inspector Lau, wants him to infiltrate a gang of ruthless jewel thieves; in order to do this he must obtain some handguns; his girlfriend wants him to commit to marriage or ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, tense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, crime, gang, betrayal, undercover cop, crime gone awry, heist, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, friendship, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: asia, hong kong, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   26%
    User:   30%
 
 5.3
 80
Wild Youth
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: A teenage escapee from a correctional facility falls in with a drug dealer operating near the Mexican border.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, juvenile delinquency, drug dealing, adventure, on the run, teenage life, desert, kids in trouble, chases and races, farm, juvenile delinquent, confined ...
Time: 50s
Place: canada, mexico, new mexico, latin america
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System:   25%
    User:   29%
 
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