Movies like The Wolf of Wall Street

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The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
 8.2
 1.1M
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, dark humor, captivating, biting, realistic, cynical, motivational, cerebral, suspense, serious ...
Plot: money, rise and fall, success, greed, corruption, ambition, wall street, stock broker, cons and scams, millionaire, yuppie, american dream, wealth, deception, hotshot hero, blind ambition, ambitious, drugs/alcohol, strong sexual content, corporate crimes, addiction, workplace situations, money laundering, stock market, anti hero ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s, 1990s, year 1987, year 1983
Place: new york, usa, italy, london, las vegas, miami, switzerland ...

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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, intense and suspense films with plots about greed, mentor, dialogue, storytelling, corruption, runaway and betrayal mostly in Drama, Crime and Biography genres. Some movies like The Wolf of Wall Street: War Dogs (2016), Wall Street (1987), Catch Me If You Can (2002), Blow (2001), Boiler Room (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.1
 169K
War Dogs (2016)
Genre: Biography, 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: smuggling, weapons, rise and fall, arms dealer, friendship, military, corruption, betrayal, iraq war, machismo, gunrunner, firearm ...
Time: 21st century, year 2008, 2000s, year 2005
Place: iraq, nevada, las vegas, miami, jordan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 7.4
 139K
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, stock exchange, ambition, businessman, betrayal, yuppie, lawyer, union, corporate crimes, corporate world, success ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, intense, suspense ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: master criminal, adventure, fbi, prodigy, justice, con artists, crime, deception, crimes, rise and fall, creativity, cat and mouse ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1974 ...
Place: usa, florida, madrid, atlanta georgia, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 7.6
 234K
Blow (2001)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
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, atmospheric, captivating, emotional, touching ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug lord, rise and fall, drug dealing, cocaine, drug cartel, drug abuse, drug addiction, organized crime, gangsters, drug use, friendship, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 70s, 50s, 80s, 90s, 60s ...
Place: california, latin america, colombia, mexico, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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 7.0
 48K
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, wall street, crimes, drugs/alcohol, moral dilemma, rise to the top, parents and children, ambition, illegal gambling, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, long island, manhattan new york city, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: rise to the top, computers and web, programmer, computer genius, ambition, hacker, social relations, businessman, creator, ego clash, social network, inventions and discoveries ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2003
Place: harvard university, usa, california, massachusetts, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 7.8
 341K
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, tense, suspense, realistic, interesting ...
Plot: money, financial crisis, loan, wall street, economic crisis, finance, economics, bank, risk, stock market, expose, business ...
Time: 2000s, year 2007, year 2008, 21st century
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, las vegas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
 7.1
 112K
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, financial crisis, wall street, workplace situations, bankruptcy, international crisis, workplace problem, capitalism, boss and employee, corporate crimes, layoff ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 8.7
 975K
Goodfellas (1990)
Genre: Biography, 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: gangsters, mafia, organized crime, crimes, rise and fall, friends, fbi, criminal heroes, friendship, shooting, life is a bitch, mentor ...
Time: 50s, 70s, 60s, 20th century, year 1978 ...
Place: new york, florida, usa, pittsburgh, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.6
 287K
Lord of War (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
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, suspense, disturbing, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: corruption, smuggling, arms dealer, arms dealing, millionaire, criminal heroes, human nature, cold war, organized crime, crime, rags to riches, rise and fall ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, year 2001, 1990s ...
Place: bolivia, europe, africa, new york, beirut lebanon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.2
 436K
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: twists and turns, tense, semi serious, intense, suspense ...
Plot: cons and scams, fbi, partners in crime, mayor, political corruption, con artists, partners, criminal heroes, crimes, deception, romancing partners, organized crime ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, year 1978
Place: new jersey, usa, new york, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 8.2
 444K
Casino (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: The life of the gambling paradise – Las Vegas – and its dark mafia underbelly.
Style: realistic, clever, rough, stylized, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: casino, mafia, crime, organized crime, criminal heroes, rise and fall, crimes, blind ambition, gangsters, drug abuse, fbi, greed ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century, year 1980, year 1983 ...
Place: las vegas, usa, chicago illinois, costa rica, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 323K
The Aviator (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
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, epic, factual, suspense, compassionate ...
Plot: aviation, businessman, mental illness, pilot, millionaire, rise and fall, corruption, fame, nervous breakdown, phobia, blackmail, actress ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 1910s, 30s, 20th century ...
Place: los angeles, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, connecticut ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.5
 1.1M
The Departed (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
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, surprise ending, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, mole, crimes, working undercover, police, crime, undercover cop, mind game, undercover, neo noir, organized crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa, harvard university, china, taiwan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: gangsters, organized crime, drug lord, mob boss, drug traffic, police corruption, mafia, heroin, drug trafficking, smuggling, rise and fall, criminal heroes ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s, 1990s ...
Place: new york, usa, harlem, bronx new york city, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, psychological, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: wall street, stock broker, rivalry, betrayal, ambition, finance, vengeance, urban, corporate world, anti capitalism, boss, oldtimer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2001, year 2008, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, zurich switzerland, tower bridge london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 8.3
 709K
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, drug lord, cocaine, mafia, drug dealing, gunfight, criminal heroes, rise and fall, drug cartel, mob boss, drug abuse, organized crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: miami, cuba, usa, bolivia, colombia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, cult film, intense, tense ...
Plot: greed, real estate agent, office, ambition, pressure, rivalry, manipulation, corporate world, career, reward, manipulations, boss and employee ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, chicago illinois, florida, illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.2
 112K
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: based on true events, inspirational, uplifting, realistic, factual ...
Plot: business, salesman, fast food, businessman, mcdonald's restaurant, family business, ambition, rags to riches, greed, destiny, betrayal, twists & turns ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1940, year 1984 ...
Place: usa, america, california, milwaukee wisconsin, illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.3
 18K
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, fighting the system, womanizer, advertising agency, lifestyle, corporate world, advertising executive, behavior control, society, layoff, media satire ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: paris france, france, europe, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 54K
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: gold, greed, jungle, cheating, business, ugly american, mining, money, justice, life philosophy, treasure hunt, rags to riches ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: indonesia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 9.2
 1.5M
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: gangsters, mafia, organized crime, pride and honor, criminal heroes, gang war, crimes, mob boss, greed, cosa nostra, lawyer, power struggle ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 40s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: italy, new york, europe, sicily, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, crimes, criminal heroes, ambition, rise to the top, organized crime, corruption, immigrants, melancholy, casino, death ...
Time: 50s, 40s, 1920s, 1940s, 60s ...
Place: cuba, italy, new york, las vegas, sicily ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: semi serious, witty, captivating, factual, controversial ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: pornography, porn magazine, courtroom drama, millionaire, porn, against the rules, aids, lawsuit, civil rights, legal, free love, fighting the system ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, 50s, 1950s
Place: kentucky, usa, ohio, cincinnati ohio, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, crimes, crime, cons and scams, manipulation, native americans, money, manipulations, ambition, lifestyle, investigation, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c., texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.4
 196K
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: dark humor, humorous, realistic, semi serious, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: american dream, athlete's life, friends, crime, crimes, weightlifting, group of criminals, ambition, partners, kidnapping, greed, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1994, year 1995, 1990s ...
Place: miami, florida, usa, mexico, bahamas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 36K
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: pornography, internet, mafia, success, showbiz, drugs/alcohol, nudity (full frontal - brief), corruption, husband wife relationship, sex scene, masturbation, nightclub ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 50s, 1990s, 1950s ...
Place: usa, texas, los angeles, hamburg germany, afghanistan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 617K
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, dark humor, captivating, psychedelic, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroin, existentialism, addiction, drug abuse, social misfits, friendship, life is a bitch, counterculture, drug addiction, society, self destructing, surrealism ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: scotland, london, europe, edinburgh scotland, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.1
 14K
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, captivating, thought provoking, controversial, motivational ...
Plot: scheme, embezzlement, school, profanity, american dream, guilt, money, deception, ambition, power relations, business, corporate world ...
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Wizard of Lies (2017)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A look behind the scenes at Bernie Madoff's massive Ponzi scheme, how it was perpetrated on the public and the trail of destruction it left in its wake, both for the victims and Madoff's family.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, tense
Plot: scam, cheating, financier, success, businessman, workplace, corporate world, wall street, corporate crimes, stock exchange, millionaire, lawyer ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%