Movies like The Wolf of Wall Street

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The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
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The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: A New York stockbroker refuses to cooperate in a large securities fraud case involving corruption on Wall Street, corporate banking world and mob infiltration. Based on Jordan Belfort's autobiography.
Style: clever, realistic, motivational, cynical, captivating, biting, cerebral, suspense, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: rise and fall, money, corruption, business, success, rags to riches, dark humor, corporate crimes, yuppie, stock market, stock broker, wealth, greed, ambition, wall street, deception, millionaire, cons and scams, american dream, money laundering, addiction, ambitious, blind ambition, dishonesty, hotshot hero ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century, year 1987, year 1983, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, big ben london, geneva switzerland, italy, london, las vegas ...

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Most similar movies to The Wolf of Wall Street

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out interesting, realistic, suspense and clever films with plots about greed, corruption, mentor, dialogue, storytelling, money and betrayal mostly in Drama, Crime and Biography genres. Some movies like The Wolf of Wall Street: War Dogs (2016), Catch Me If You Can (2002), Boiler Room (2000), Wall Street (1987), The Founder (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.1
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War Dogs (2016)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama, War
Country: USA, Romania
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Based on the true story of two young men, David Packouz and Efraim Diveroli, who won a $300 million contract from the Pentagon to arm America's allies in Afghanistan.
Style: intense, funny, suspense, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: arms dealer, corruption, smuggling, con artists, gunrunner, rise and fall, military, friendship, betrayal, weapons, heist, fbi agent ...
Time: 21st century, 2000s, year 2005, year 2008
Place: iraq, baghdad iraq, miami, jordan, pentagon ...
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90%
Catch Me If You Can (2002)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A true story about Frank Abagnale Jr. who, before his 19th birthday, successfully conned millions of dollars worth of checks as a Pan Am pilot, doctor, and legal prosecutor. An FBI agent makes it his mission to put him behind bars. But Frank not ...
Style: clever, captivating, exciting, suspense, intense ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: con artists, master criminal, prodigy, fbi, adventure, justice, deception, rise and fall, creativity, adaptation, cat and mouse, crimes ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, year 1967, year 1974 ...
Place: usa, marseille, los angeles, madrid, new orleans ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 7.0
 53K
Boiler Room (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A college dropout gets a job as a broker for a suburban investment firm, which puts him on the fast track to success, but the job might not be as legitimate as it sounds.
Style: psychological, serious, rough, cynical, suspenseful ...
Plot: stock broker, office, wall street, crimes, moral dilemma, rise to the top, parents and children, ambition, illegal gambling, violence, drug abuse, crime gone awry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, long island, manhattan new york city, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.3
 153K
Wall Street (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A young and impatient stockbroker is willing to do anything to get to the top, including trading on illegal inside information taken through a ruthless and greedy corporate raider whom takes the youth under his wing.
Style: suspense, realistic, captivating, serious, intense ...
Plot: wall street, stock broker, yuppie, corporate crimes, stock exchange, betrayal, ambition, businessman, lawyer, top executive, stock market, union ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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 7.2
 146K
The Founder (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Greece
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The true story of how Ray Kroc, a salesman from Illinois, met Mac and Dick McDonald, who were running a burger operation in 1950s Southern California. Kroc was impressed by the brothers’ speedy system of making the food and saw franchise ...
Style: motivational, inspirational, realistic, uplifting, factual ...
Plot: business, businessman, salesman, fast food, rags to riches, ambition, mcdonald's restaurant, capitalism, family business, greed, betrayal, destiny ...
Time: 50s, year 1940, year 1984, 20th century, year 1967 ...
Place: usa, america, california, beverly hills, milwaukee wisconsin ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 7.8
 415K
The Big Short (2015)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The men who made millions from a global economic meltdown.
Style: intellectual, realistic, tense, suspense, clever ...
Plot: financial crisis, business, money, finance, wall street, stock market, economic crisis, loan, economics, bank, banking, analysis ...
Time: 2000s, year 1933, year 2008, year 2007, 21st century
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, las vegas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
The Social Network (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: On a fall night in 2003, Harvard undergrad and computer programming genius Mark Zuckerberg sits down at his computer and heatedly begins working on a new idea. In a fury of blogging and programming, what begins in his dorm room as a small site among ...
Style: clever, intellectual, realistic, serious, talky ...
Plot: programmer, computers and web, rise to the top, computer genius, hacker, ambition, success, social relations, inventions and discoveries, facebook, geek, talented ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2003, 2000s
Place: harvard university, usa, california, massachusetts, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 7.5
 255K
Blow (2001)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A boy named George Jung grows up in a struggling family in the 1950's. His mother nags at her husband as he is trying to make a living for the family. It is finally revealed that George's father cannot make a living and the family goes ...
Style: serious, captivating, atmospheric, emotional, depressing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug lord, drug addiction, drug abuse, drug dealing, rise and fall, drug cartel, drug use, gangsters, friendship, cocaine, blind ambition, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 60s, 50s, 90s ...
Place: colombia, california, latin america, usa, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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 7.6
 311K
Lord of War (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Germany, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Yuri Orlov is a globetrotting arms dealer and, through some of the deadliest war zones, he struggles to stay one step ahead of a relentless Interpol agent, his business rivals and even some of his customers who include many of the world's most ...
Style: clever, cynical, realistic, suspense, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: arms dealer, arms dealing, corruption, greed, business, smuggling, cold war, interpol, millionaire, human nature, rise and fall, notoriety ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, 2000s, year 2001 ...
Place: bolivia, europe, africa, beirut lebanon, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 6.8
 38K
Middle Men (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Chronicles Jack Harris, one of the pioneers of internet commerce, as he wrestles with his morals and struggles not to drown in a sea of conmen, mobsters, drug addicts, and pornstars.
Style: humorous, semi serious, entertaining, light, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: internet, mafia, success, showbiz, nudity (full frontal - brief), corruption, husband wife relationship, sex scene, masturbation, murder, wealth, deception ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1990, year 2004, year 1997 ...
Place: usa, texas, los angeles, hamburg germany, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 127K
Margin Call (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A thriller that revolves around the key people at an investment bank over a 24-hour period during the early stages of the financial crisis.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, suspense, clever ...
Plot: stock market, financial crisis, greed, wall street, corporate crimes, businessman, capitalism, millionaire, workplace situations, moral dilemma, financial problem, investments ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2008, 70s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 8.2
 504K
Casino (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 178 min.
Story: The life of the gambling paradise – Las Vegas – and its dark mafia underbelly.
Style: realistic, rough, clever, stylized, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, organized crime, casino, rise and fall, greed, gangsters, criminal heroes, crimes, fbi, blind ambition, gambling, drug abuse ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century, year 1983, year 1980 ...
Place: las vegas, usa, costa rica, kansas city, midwest ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 8.7
 1.1M
Goodfellas (1990)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: The true story of Henry Hill, a half-Irish, half-Sicilian Brooklyn kid who is adopted by neighbourhood gangsters at an early age and climbs the ranks of a Mafia family under the guidance of Jimmy Conway.
Style: rough, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, organized crime, rise and fall, crimes, criminal heroes, friends, mentor, fbi, court, cosa nostra, racial slur ...
Time: 70s, 50s, 20th century, 60s, 80s ...
Place: new york, florida, brooklyn new york city, usa, bronx new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 7.2
 472K
American Hustle (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, China
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A con man, Irving Rosenfeld, along with his seductive partner Sydney Prosser, is forced to work for a wild FBI agent, Richie DiMaso, who pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia.
Style: twists and turns, tense, semi serious, intense, suspense ...
Plot: cons and scams, partners in crime, fbi, mayor, crimes, political corruption, partners, criminal heroes, deception, romancing partners, organized crime, working undercover ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, year 1978
Place: new jersey, usa, new york, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 7.5
 355K
The Aviator (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 170 min.
Story: A biopic depicting the life of filmmaker and aviation pioneer Howard Hughes from 1927 to 1947, during which time he became a successful film producer and an aviation magnate, while simultaneously growing more unstable due to severe ...
Style: captivating, realistic, stylized, serious, epic ...
Plot: success, pilot, businessman, aviator, mental illness, millionaire, aviation, test pilot, rise and fall, billionaire, corruption, nervous breakdown ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 1910s, 20th century, 1940s ...
Place: los angeles, new york, usa, houston texas, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 6.7
 63K
Gold (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Kenny Wells, a modern-day prospector, hustler, and dreamer, is desperate for a lucky break. Left with few options, Wells teams up with an equally luckless geologist to execute a grandiose, last-ditch effort: to find gold deep in the uncharted jungle ...
Style: tense, suspense, intellectual, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: greed, business, gold, jungle, mining, treasure hunt, money, justice, life philosophy, rags to riches, ethnic conflict, brutality ...
Time: 90s, 80s, year 1988
Place: indonesia, southeast asia, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 174K
American Made (2017)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Japan, Colombia
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The true story of pilot Barry Seal, who transported contraband for the CIA and the Medellin cartel in the 1980s.
Style: factual, humorous, emotional, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: money laundering, drug cartel, pilot, cia, cia agent, smuggler, cocaine, true crime, illegal drugs, cold war, arms smuggling, drug dealer ...
Time: 80s, year 1983, year 1981, year 1986, 70s ...
Place: colombia, usa, latin america, panama, arkansas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: As the global economy teeters on the brink of disaster, a young Wall Street trader partners with disgraced former Wall Street corporate raider Gordon Gekko on a two tiered mission: To alert the financial community to the coming doom, and to find out ...
Style: captivating, psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: corporate crimes, wall street, stock broker, rivalry, corporate world, betrayal, ambition, stock market crash, speculation, finance, vengeance, corporate crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2008, year 2001, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, tower bridge london, zurich switzerland, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Glengarry Glen Ross, follows the lives of four unethical Chicago real estate agents who are prepared to go to any lengths (legal or illegal) to unload undesirable real estate on unwilling prospective buyers.
Style: talky, cynical, intense, tense, realistic ...
Plot: greed, office, real estate agent, corporate world, ambition, rivalry, manipulation, career, reward, layoff, workplace intrigue, boss and employee ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, florida, chicago illinois, arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 6.4
 214K
Pain & Gain (2013)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Daniel Lugo, manager of the Sun Gym in 1990s Miami, decides that there is only one way to achieve his version of the American dream: extortion. To achieve his goal, he recruits musclemen Paul and Adrian as accomplices. After several failed attempts, ...
Style: humorous, realistic, disturbing, semi serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: american dream, athlete's life, friends, crimes, group of criminals, ambition, dark humor, partners, buddies, stupidity, kidnapping, greed ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1994, year 1995, 70s
Place: miami, florida, usa, bahamas, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 8.5
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The Departed (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 151 min.
Story: To take down South Boston's Irish Mafia, the police send in one of their own to infiltrate the underworld, not realizing the syndicate has done likewise. While an undercover cop curries favor with the mob kingpin, a career criminal rises ...
Style: captivating, twist ending, tense, surprise ending, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, crimes, mole, police, working undercover, organized crime, undercover cop, mind game, undercover, pride and honor, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa, taiwan, china, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 7.1
 39K
Bad Education (2019)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A superintendent of a school district works for the betterment of the student’s education when an embezzlement scheme is discovered, threatening to destroy everything.
Style: cynical, thought provoking, captivating, suspense, motivational ...
Plot: scheme, embezzlement, school, business, ambition, guilt, money, deception, american dream, corporate world, power relations, lie ...
Time: 2000s, year 2002
Place: usa, long island, new jersey, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.3
 810K
Scarface (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 170 min.
Story: After getting a green card in exchange for assassinating a Cuban government official, Tony Montana stakes a claim on the drug trade in Miami. Viciously murdering anyone who stands in his way, Tony eventually becomes the biggest drug lord in the ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, drug lord, cocaine, mob boss, drug cartel, drug dealing, criminal heroes, drug abuse, rise and fall, gunfight, ambition ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: miami, cuba, miami beach, usa, bolivia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 7.0
 108K
Filth (2013)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, Sweden, Belgium, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A bigoted junkie cop suffering from bipolar disorder and drug addiction manipulates and hallucinates his way through the festive season in a bid to secure promotion and win back his wife and daughter.
Style: cynical, surreal, sexual, semi serious, bleak ...
Plot: dark humor, addiction, antisocial behavior, drug abuse, cocaine, insanity, losing-it hero, self destructing, murder, strong sexual content, life is a bitch, hallucination ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: scotland, edinburgh scotland, hamburg germany, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK, China
Duration: 161 min.
Story: A faded TV actor and his stunt double embark on an odyssey to make a name for themselves in the film industry during the Helter Skelter reign of terror in 1969 Los Angeles.
Style: exciting, entertaining, suspenseful, disturbing, twist ending ...
Plot: hippie, celebrity, filmmaking, fame, hollywood, lsd, struggling actor, movie business, aspiring actor, friendship between men, sarcasm, showbiz ...
Time: year 1969, 60s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, italy, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.2
 17K
Casino Jack (2010)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Based on a true story, a hot shot Washington DC lobbyist and his protégé go down hard as their schemes to peddle influence lead to corruption and murder.
Style: witty, semi serious, factual, satirical, intense ...
Plot: politics, cons and scams, crimes, manipulation, lobbyist, investigation, ambition, lifestyle, dishonesty, society, native americans, money ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c., texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.2
 20K
99 francs (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Octave is the master of the universe. Octave exercises the profession of copywriter. Today he decides what you will want tomorrow. For him, “man is a product like everything else.” Octave works for the world’s largest advertising agency, Ross ...
Style: psychedelic, humorous, satirical, absurd, clever ...
Plot: advertising, drug abuse, nouveau riche, fighting the system, advertising agency, lifestyle, corporate world, advertising executive, behavior control, society, layoff, media satire ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: paris france, france, europe, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
American Gangster (2007)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 157 min.
Story: Following the death of his employer and mentor, Bumpy Johnson, Frank Lucas establishes himself as the number one importer of heroin in the Harlem district of Manhattan. He does so by buying heroin directly from the source in South East Asia and he ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, harsh, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, drug lord, mob boss, mafia, organized crime, smuggling, heroin, police corruption, drug traffic, crime boss, police detective, rise and fall ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, year 1970, 90s ...
Place: new york, usa, harlem, bronx new york city, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.4
 166K
Molly's Game (2017)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: China, Canada, USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Molly Bloom, a young skier and former Olympic hopeful becomes a successful entrepreneur (and a target of an FBI investigation) when she establishes a high-stakes, international poker game.
Style: non-linear, neo noir, surprise ending
Plot: poker, female protagonist, gambling, card playing, poker game, court, fbi, father daughter relationship, lawyer, club, arrest, olympics ...
Time: 2000s, 2010s
Place: los angeles, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Larry Flynt is the hedonistically obnoxious, but indomitable, publisher of Hustler magazine. The film recounts his struggle to make an honest living publishing his girlie magazine and how it changes into a battle to protect the freedom of speech for ...
Style: sexual, semi serious, witty, captivating, factual ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: courtroom drama, millionaire, aids, free love, civil rights, lawsuit, legal, porn, fighting the system, rebellion, rise to the top, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 70s, 80s
Place: kentucky, usa, cincinnati ohio, ohio, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%