Movies like The Wolf of Wall Street

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The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
Genre: Biography, 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, captivating, realistic, biting, cynical, dark humor, cerebral, motivational, serious, surprise ending ...
Plot: rise and fall, success, ambition, wall street, cons and scams, millionaire, hotshot hero, blind ambition, money, greed, yuppie, drugs/alcohol, corporate crimes, addiction, american dream, workplace situations, strong sexual content, stock broker, corruption, ambitious, stock market, deception, mentor, rags to riches, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1987, year 1983
Place: usa, new york, italy, las vegas, switzerland, manhattan new york city, mediterranean sea ...

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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 realistic, interesting, talky and clever films with plots about storytelling, mentor, dialogue, corruption, greed, brutality and runaway mostly in Drama, Crime and Biography genres. Some movies like The Wolf of Wall Street: Catch Me If You Can (2002), Blow (2001), Boiler Room (2000), Wall Street (1987), Goodfellas (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: exciting, clever, captivating, suspense, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: master criminal, prodigy, crime, fbi, justice, adventure, rise and fall, cat and mouse, special agents, con artists, manhunt, runaway ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1967
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, louisiana, france, egypt ...
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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: atmospheric, serious, captivating, emotional, touching ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug lord, rise and fall, drug dealing, cocaine, drug abuse, gangsters, friendship, organized crime, criminal heroes, drug addiction, drug use, war on drugs ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 80s, 50s ...
Place: california, latin america, mexico, colombia, usa ...
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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, crime, moral dilemma, drugs/alcohol, rise to the top, ambition, crimes, parents and children, illegal gambling, violence, fistfight ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey, boston
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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: tense, clever, realistic, captivating, rough ...
Plot: yuppie, stock broker, wall street, betrayal, stock exchange, lawyer, businessman, ethics, millionaire, union, ambition, top executive ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, california
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Goodfellas (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 146 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: mafia, gangsters, organized crime, crimes, friends, rise and fall, fbi, criminal heroes, friendship, shooting, life is a bitch, corruption ...
Time: 50s, 70s, 20th century, 60s, year 1975 ...
Place: florida, new york, usa, bronx new york city
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American Hustle (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
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: tense, intense, suspense, cynical, stylized ...
Plot: fbi, partners in crime, mayor, cons and scams, political corruption, partners, criminal heroes, deception, romancing partners, organized crime, working undercover, corruption ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, year 1978
Place: new jersey, usa, atlantic city new jersey
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Lord of War (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, France
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: cynical, clever, disturbing, intense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: smuggling, corruption, arms dealing, millionaire, arms dealer, criminal heroes, cold war, human nature, crime, ambition, organized crime, notoriety ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, year 1983, year 1982 ...
Place: bolivia, europe, africa, beirut lebanon, latin america
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War Dogs (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, War
Country: USA, Cambodia
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, factual, suspense, humorous ...
Plot: rise and fall, arms dealer, smuggling, iraq war, friendship, military, corruption, betrayal, gunrunner, machismo, firearm, organized crime ...
Time: year 2005, 2000s, year 2008
Place: iraq, las vegas, jordan, usa, albania ...
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The Informant! (2009)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A rising star at agri-industry giant Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), Mark Whitacre suddenly turns whistleblower. Even as he exposes his company’s multi-national price-fixing conspiracy to the FBI, Whitacre envisions himself being hailed as a hero of ...
Style: clever, talky, realistic, twists and turns, humorous ...
Plot: fbi, investigation, whistleblower, undercover, company, greed, corruption, obsession, right and wrong, top executive, workplace problem, ordinary person ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1994, 2000s, 1990s
Place: usa, illinois, hawaii
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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: clever, stylized, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: advertising, suicide attempt, womanizer, french, corporate world, lifestyle, behavior control, media satire, writer's life, mad, layoff, worn out ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, europe, paris france
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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: clever, witty, cynical, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: politics, lobbyist, political corruption, native americans, senator, bribery, unfulfillment, state affairs, cons and scams, crimes, crime, manipulations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., texas, california
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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: stylized, realistic, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Plot: rivalry, betrayal, ambition, wall street, stock broker, finance, vengeance, manager, corporate world, anti capitalism, urban, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2001, year 2008
Place: usa, new york, tower bridge london, manhattan new york city, zurich switzerland ...
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Trainspotting (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Renton, deeply immersed in the Edinburgh drug scene, tries to clean up and get out, despite the allure of the drugs and influence of friends.
Style: disturbing, captivating, semi serious, rough, dark humor ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: addiction, life is a bitch, drug abuse, social misfits, heroin, friendship, society, counterculture, crimes, drug rehabilitation, surrealism, misfit ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: scotland, europe, edinburgh scotland, london
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The Basketball Diaries (1995)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Film adaptation of street tough Jim Carroll's epistle about his kaleidoscopic free fall into the harrowing world of drug addiction.
Style: emotional, rough, realistic, disturbing, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: addiction, heroin, drug abuse, downfall, teenage life, life is a bitch, basketball, drugs/alcohol, juvenile delinquency, friends, diary, coach ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california, new jersey
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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: serious, exciting, rough, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug lord, gunfight, drug dealing, cocaine, rise and fall, organized crime, drug abuse, gangsters, criminal heroes, mafia, mob boss, ambition ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: miami, cuba, usa, colombia, bolivia
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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, realistic, clever, talky, captivating ...
Plot: greed, stock market, powerful corporation, workplace situations, financial crisis, bankruptcy, wall street, international crisis, capitalism, corporate crimes, boss and employee, layoff ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, new york, california
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Filth (2013)
Genre: 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: dark humor, sexual, surreal, cynical, bleak ...
Plot: addiction, losing-it hero, drug abuse, strong sexual content, self destructing, cocaine, insanity, anti heroes, alcohol abuse, drugs/alcohol, life is a bitch, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: scotland, hamburg germany, edinburgh scotland, new orleans
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The Godfather (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 175 min.
Story: Spanning the years 1945 to 1955, a chronicle of the fictional Italian-American Corleone crime family. When organized crime family patriarch, Vito Corleone barely survives an attempt on his life, his youngest son, Michael steps in to take care of the ...
Style: serious, captivating, rough, atmospheric, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, organized crime, pride and honor, criminal heroes, gangsters, crimes, gang war, lawyer, mob boss, greed, power struggle, family business ...
Time: 50s, 40s, 1940s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, new york, sicily, usa ...
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The Godfather: Part II (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 202 min.
Story: In the continuing saga of the Corleone crime family, a young Vito Corleone grows up in Sicily and in 1910s New York. In the 1950s, Michael Corleone attempts to expand the family business into Las Vegas, Hollywood and Cuba.
Style: captivating, epic, atmospheric, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, rise to the top, crimes, criminal heroes, organized crime, ambition, pride and honor, corruption, revenge, casino, death ...
Time: 40s, 50s, 20th century, 20s, 60s ...
Place: italy, cuba, new york, europe, usa ...
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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, stylized, tense, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: casino, mafia, criminal heroes, rise and fall, crime, blind ambition, organized crime, drug abuse, fbi, gambling, greed, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s, year 1980, year 1983 ...
Place: las vegas, usa, costa rica, chicago illinois
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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: tense, captivating, serious, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mole, mafia, working undercover, undercover cop, organized crime, crimes, crime, mind game, police, undercover, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa, china, harvard university, taiwan
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Capone (1975)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The story of the rise and fall of the infamous Chicago gangster Al Capone and the control he exhibited over the city during the prohibition years.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rise and fall, prohibition, crimes, police investigation, tough heroes, revenge, rivalry, gang, criminal heroes, gangsters, murder, brutality ...
Time: 20s, 1930s
Place: usa
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To Die For (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Suzanne Stone (Maretto) wants to be a world-famous news anchor and she is willing to do anything to get what she wants. What she lacks in intelligence, she makes up for in cold determination and diabolical wiles. As she pursues her goal with ...
Style: cynical, disturbing, captivating, dark humor, talky ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: obsession, femme fatale, ambition, dangerous attraction, dishonesty, manipulations, power relations, danger, couples, crime, murder, journalism ...
Time: 90s
Place: new hampshire, usa, california, minnesota
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Donnie Brasco (1997)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: An FBI undercover agent infilitrates the mob and finds himself identifying more with the mafia life at the expense of his regular one.
Style: realistic, tense, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, fbi, organized crime, mentor, undercover, crime, friends, gangster, law enforcement, investigation, undercover agent ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1978
Place: new york, usa, colombia, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
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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, tense, realistic, clever, witty ...
Plot: office, greed, deception, ethics, manager, salesman, desperation, robbery, real estate, contest, pressure, ambition ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, illinois, arizona, chicago illinois ...
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Hoffa (1992)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Jack Nicholson's portrait of union leader James R. Hoffa, as seen through the eyes of his friend, Bobby Ciaro (Danny DeVito). The film follows Hoffa through his countless battles with the RTA and President Roosevelt all the way to a conclusion ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: labor union, politics, gangsters, crimes, rise and fall, political corruption, political intrigue, rebellion, working class, rivalry, americana, social activist ...
Time: 70s, 1960s, 20th century, 50s, 30s ...
Place: detroit, usa, new york, michigan, las vegas ...
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Auto Focus (2002)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A successful TV star during the 1960s, former "Hogan's Heroes" actor Bob Crane projects a wholesome family-man image, but this front masks his persona as a sex addict who records and photographs his many encounters with women, often ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: infidelity, sex addict, friendship, filmmaking, tv show, rise and fall, hollywood, adultery, tv star, orgy, video camera, obsession ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 70s, year 1965 ...
Place: los angeles, usa, california, arizona
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The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 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: semi serious, captivating, witty, factual, sexual ...
Plot: pornography, courtroom drama, millionaire, against the rules, aids, civil rights, lawsuit, fighting the system, rebellion, rise to the top, friendship, legal ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s
Place: kentucky, usa, cincinnati ohio, ohio
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American Gangster (2007)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
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, suspenseful, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug lord, gangsters, police corruption, heroin, organized crime, smuggling, rise and fall, mob boss, mafia, police detective, criminal heroes, society ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s, 1990s ...
Place: new york, usa, harlem, bronx new york city, new jersey ...
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Party Monster (2003)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Netherlands
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The New York club scene of the 80s and 90s was a world like no other. Into this candy-colored, mirror ball playground stepped Michael Alig, a wannabe from nowhere special. Under the watchful eye of veteran club kid James St. James, Alig quickly rose ...
Style: serious, realistic, stylized, disturbing, surreal ...
Audience: kids
Plot: friends, addiction, drug abuse, police, party, money, drug dealing, social misfits, male friendship, murder, unlikely criminals, investigation ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 1990s
Place: new york, indiana, usa, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city ...
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