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El Angel (2018)
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El Angel (2018)
Original name: El Ángel
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 118 min.
Story: About a real-life criminal who shocked Argentine society: Carlos Robledo Puch, a merciless teen killer dubbed “The Angel of Death” because of his beatific good looks, who now ranks as the longest-serving prison inmate in Argentine history.
Style: tense, psychological, exciting, captivating, homoerotic, based on true events
Plot: armed robbery, psychopath, murder, police, friendship, violence, arrest, money, lie, teenage boy, father son relationship, escape, gay interest, criminal, bisexual man, homoeroticism, lgbt, teenage gang, male homosexuality, dancing, gay, thief, serial killer, motorcycle, hotel ...
Time: 70s, year 1971
Place: argentina, buenos aires argentina

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out tense, realistic, serious and based on true events films with plots about murder, violence, blood, crimes, father son relationship, gun and arrest mostly in Drama, Crime and Biography genres. Some movies like El Angel: The Clan (2015), Infamous (2006), The Irishman (2019), Black Mass (2015), Capone (2020). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Clan (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When it was first released in Argentina, Pablo Trapero’s film had the highest opening box-office of all time. The key to that success is simply that The Clan is based on one of the most shocking crimes in the country’s history, the Puccio Clan ...
Style: tense, captivating, suspense, psychological, based on true events
Plot: ransom, murder, abduction, violence, hostage, archive footage, arrest, kidnapping, family relations, crimes, military dictatorship, bag of money ...
Time: 80s
Place: argentina, buenos aires argentina
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Infamous (2006)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: While researching his book In Cold Blood, writer Truman Capote develops a close relationship with convicted murderers Dick Hickock and Perry Smith.
Style: sincere, serious, tense, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: murder, death sentence, obsession, writer's life, friendship, investigation, crimes, human nature, gossip and rumors, fame, obsessive quest, journalism ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: kansas, usa, new york, manhattan new york city, mexico ...
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The Irishman (2019)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 209 min.
Story: A mob hit man recalls his possible involvement with the slaying of Jimmy Hoffa.
Style: exciting, tense, captivating, thought provoking, neo noir ...
Plot: mafia, italian mafia, labor union, hitman, organized crime, life, murder, high society, killer as protagonist, father daughter relationship, mob hit, arrest ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 70s, 1960s, 1950s ...
Place: chicago illinois, philadelphia, pennsylvania, detroit, new york ...
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Black Mass (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The true story of Whitey Bulger, the brother of a state senator and the most infamous violent criminal in the history of South Boston, who became an FBI informant to take down a Mafia family invading his turf.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, captivating, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, corruption, brutality, crime, fbi, murder, organized crime, arms dealing, crimes, illness, mafia, mob boss ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, year 1982, year 1975 ...
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, miami, santa monica california ...
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Capone (2020)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The 47-year old Al Capone, after 10 years in prison, starts suffering from dementia and comes to be haunted by his violent past.
Style: factual, depressing, captivating, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: gangsters, bloody violence, underwater, dementia, violence, male protagonist, gunshot, underwater scene, syphilis, gun violence, balloon, blood ...
Time: 1940s, year 1933
Place: florida, usa, chicago illinois, minneapolis minnesota, brooklyn new york city ...
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Snowtown (2011)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Horror
Country: Australia
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Based on true events, 16 year-old Jamie falls in with his mother's new boyfriend and his crowd of self-appointed neighborhood watchmen, a relationship that leads to a spree of torture and murder.
Style: psychological, tense, realistic, rough, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, violence, mother's boyfriend, gay rape, psychopath, manipulations, manipulation, murder, suspicion, deadly, vandalism, gang ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1998, 1990s, year 1999
Place: australia, south australia, adelaide south australia
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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, rise and fall, crimes, friends, mentor, criminal heroes, court, fbi, friendship, shooting ...
Time: 50s, 70s, 20th century, 60s, year 1979 ...
Place: new york, florida, brooklyn new york city, usa, pittsburgh ...
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Raising Jeffrey Dahmer (2006)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Based on the true story of the mass murderer Jeffrey Dahmer, the events within the family behind, and leading up to, his capture
Style: serious, thought provoking, tense, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, family relations, psychopath, human nature, deadly, family problems, crimes, haunted by the past, parents and children, father son relationship, violence spree ...
Time: 21st century, 80s, 60s, 20th century, contemporary ...
Place: usa
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45%
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True History of the Kelly Gang (2019)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Western
Country: Australia, UK, France
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Set against the badlands of colonial Australia where the English rule with a bloody fist and the Irish endure, Ned Kelly discovers he comes from a line of Irish rebels—an uncompromising army of cross dressing bandits immortalised for terrorising ...
Style: psychological, enigmatic, bleak, tense, based on true events
Plot: criminal gang, criminal, chase, outlaw, escape, gang, fight, police officer, murder, revenge, death, australian western ...
Time: 1870s, 1880s, 19th century
Place: australia
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Romeo Killer: The Chris Porco Story (2013)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A man is convicted for killing his father and attempting to murder his mother.
Style: tense, psychological, captivating, suspense
Plot: murder, investigation, lawyer, courtroom, death of father, crime scene, arrest, police detective, college, reporter, crimes, danger ...
Place: united states, usa
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At Close Range (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Based upon the true story of Bruce Johnston Sr., his son, and his brothers; together, they constituted one of suburban Philadelphia's most notorious crime families during the 1970's. Their criminal activities ranged from burglary, theft... ...
Style: tense, bleak, realistic, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: murder, gang, sociopath, rape, gun, crimes, crime, teenage life, family life, family in crisis, working class, kids in trouble ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1978, 80s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, california
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41%
Cocaine Godmother (2017)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: At the age of 17, Griselda Blanco, made her way to the U.S. with a fake passport with her first husband Carlos. Living in Queens with her three sons, Griselda became enticed by the money the drug world offered, and quickly became embroiled with ...
Style: factual, captivating, tense, suspense
Plot: drug smuggling, hidden money, parent child relationship, mother, drugs, cocaine, smuggler, woman, arrest, murder, security, kidnapping ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: colombia
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Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A chronicle of the crimes of Ted Bundy, from the perspective of his longtime girlfriend, Elizabeth Kloepfer, who refused to believe the truth about him for years.
Style: psychological, rough, bleak, suspense, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, serial murder, maniac, prison, murder, violence, death penalty, police investigation, prisoner, escape, male female relationship, necrophilia ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: usa, seattle washington, seattle
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Capote (2005)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A biopic of the writer, Truman Capote and his assignment for The New Yorker to write the non-fiction book, 'In Cold Blood'.
Style: captivating, based on true events, intellectual, talky, atmospheric ...
Plot: writers, journalism, literature, loneliness, murder, crimes, moral dilemma, murderer, lifestyle, manipulation, death sentence, investigation ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1960s, 20th century, 1950s ...
Place: usa, kansas, new orleans, new york, brooklyn new york city ...
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Bully (2001)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, France, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: After finding himself at the constant abuse of his best friend Bobby, Marty has become fed up with his friend's twisted ways. His girlfriend, a victim of Bobby's often cruel ways, couldn't agree more and they strategize murdering ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, bleak, stylized, gloomy ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: sexual abuse, murder, nihilism, teenage rape, teenage sex, rivalry, violent, gay slur, vengeance, youth, teenage life, bully ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: florida, usa, bronx new york city
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When the Sky Falls (2000)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: UK, Ireland, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Fact-based story about Irish crime-investigating reporter Sinead Hamilton, who invaded the Irish underworld and attempted to expose the illegitimate activities she found. Hampered by the system, a police consort is ineffectual at aiding her despite ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: murder, journalism, gangsters, investigation, law enforcement, crime, tragic hero, crimes, drug abuse, uncover truth, life is a bitch, drug dealing ...
Time: year 1998
Place: ireland, europe, dublin ireland
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Conviction (2010)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Switzerland, UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When Betty Anne Waters' older brother Kenny is arrested for murder and sentenced to life in 1983, Betty Anne, a Massachusetts wife and mother of two, dedicates her life to overturning the murder conviction. Convinced that her brother is ...
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, based on true events, disturbing ...
Plot: false accusation, legal action, injustice, court, lawyer, trial, legal, courtroom drama, fighting the system, hopes, convict, prison ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 90s, contemporary, 80s ...
Place: massachusetts, usa, boston
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36%
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Chopper (2000)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The true and intense story of Mark 'Chopper' Read, a legendary criminal who wrote his autobiography while serving a jail sentence in prison.
Style: disturbing, cynical, rough, cult film, stylized ...
Plot: brutality, prison, criminal, convict, murder, judge, self destructing, dark humor, criminal heroes, notoriety, prison life, drug use ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1986, year 1978
Place: australia
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The Child I Never Was (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A serial killer dispassionately discusses the nuts and bolts of his grisly avocation, as well as the youthful traumas which helped to mold him into a psychopath, in this disturbing independent drama from Germany, based on the true story of of ...
Style: psychological, serious, disturbing, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: pedophile, murder, psychopath, sexual obsession, sexual abuse, investigation, teenage life, youth, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, society, brutality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1962, year 1976, year 1966
Place: germany, europe
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Papillon (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Czech Republic, Spain
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Henri "Papillon" Charrière is convicted in Paris for a murder he did not commit. Sentenced to life imprisonment in the penal colony of French Guiana, he becomes obsessed with escaping. After planning and executing a series of treacherous ...
Style: factual, suspense, homoerotic, brutal
Plot: prison escape, prison, solitary, prison life, survival, life sentence, safecracker, island prison, friendship, human spirit, escape, jungle ...
Time: year 1970, year 1969, 1930s
Place: south america, venezuela, france, colombia, paris france
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Tom of Finland (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Iceland, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Touko Laaksonen, a decorated officer, returns home after a harrowing and heroic experience serving his country in World War II, but life in Finland during peacetime proves equally distressing. He finds peace-time Helsinki rampant with persecution of ...
Style: homoerotic, realistic, romantic, romanticism, compassionate ...
Plot: gay soldier, gay, male homosexuality, jail cell, gay history, gay relationship, naked man, gay kiss, gay slur, obituary, 30 year old, haunted by the past ...
Time: year 1991, 20th century, 90s, post world war two
Place: helsinki finland, denmark, germany, santa monica california, finland ...
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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: captivating, clever, exciting, suspense, intense ...
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Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1969 ...
Place: usa, miami, new york, new orleans, madrid ...
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The Iceman (2012)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The true story of Richard Kuklinski, the notorious contract killer and family man.
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, lone hero, arrest, mafia, organized crime, poisoning, family relations, notoriety, crime family, psychopath, merciless, hidden identity ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 80s, 20th century, year 1979 ...
Place: new jersey, usa, lower east side manhattan new york city, new york, manhattan new york city
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River's Edge (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A group of high school friends discover that they are in the presence of a killer. One of them, Samson, has murdered his girlfriend Jamie. He brags to his friends about killing her, and when they discover he is telling the truth, their reactions ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, gloomy, psychological, thought provoking ...
Audience: teens, kids
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Time: 80s, 20th century
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Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The disturbing true-story of Lisa McVey, who was abducted in 1984 but later released by her abuser, only to have people question her story.
Style: suspense, rough, suspenseful, touching, captivating ...
Plot: serial killer, true crime, psychopath, kidnapped, rape, kidnapped girl, police detective, parents and children, autobiography, abduction, kidnapping, homicide detective ...
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The Passenger (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 61 min.
Story: In the provocative new drama from the director of THE VISITOR, sexual and moral boundaries are put to the test when a handsome stranger begins to infiltrate the lives of two artists. While searching for a condo in Berlin for his father, Nick meets ...
Style: touching, sincere, romantic, tense, gay cinema ...
Plot: gay, murderer, gay interest, love triangle, seduction, stranger, manipulation, photographer, male homosexuality, lgbt, male nudity, murder ...
Time: 21st century
Place: berlin germany, germany
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31%
All the Money in the World (2017)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Italy, UK, China
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The story of the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III and the desperate attempt by his devoted mother to convince his billionaire grandfather Jean Paul Getty to pay the ransom.
Style: based on true events, tense, captivating, rough, serious
Plot: ransom demand, billionaire, greed, kidnapping, ransom, escape, violence, cruelty, escape attempt, wealth, kidnapped boy, strong female lead ...
Time: year 1973, 70s, year 1971
Place: rome italy, italy, saudi arabia
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The Face of an Angel (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, Italy, Spain, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Both a journalist and a documentary filmmaker chase the story of a murder and its prime suspect.
Style: tense, psychological, suspenseful, serious, based on true events ...
Plot: suspect, murder, murder investigation, journalism, crimes, filmmaking, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, innocence, justice, delusion, forensics, interview ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe, london, baltimore, new york ...
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Next Time I'll Aim for the Heart (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Between 1978 and 1979, the inhabitants of the Oise are in fear of a maniac who kills several hitchhikers and escape the police. He was then dubbed "the killer of the Oise" is actually a shy young policeman who will investigate his own ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: serial killer, danger, crime, murder, police, deadly, violence, law enforcement, racial slur, psychopath, insanity, self mutilation ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1979
Place: france
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30%
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Bugsy (1991)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: New York gangster Ben 'Bugsy' Siegel takes a brief business trip to Los Angeles. A sharp-dressing womanizer with a foul temper, Siegel doesn't hesitate to kill or maim anyone crossing him. In L.A. the life, the movies, and most of all ...
Style: realistic, captivating, tense, serious, stylized ...
Plot: hollywood, gangsters, casino, crime, crimes, rise and fall, ambition, elimination, bohemian life, love affair, mafia, gambling ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s, 70s
Place: las vegas, usa, los angeles, new york, cuba
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