Movies like Loving Pablo

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Loving Pablo (2017)
 6.3
 13K
Loving Pablo (2017)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Spain, Bulgaria
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The film chronicles the rise and fall of the world's most feared drug lord Pablo Escobar and his volatile love affair with Colombia's most famous journalist Virginia Vallejo throughout a reign of terror that tore a country apart.
Style: factual, serious, exciting, rough, brutal
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug lord, drug cartel, cocaine, journalist, latinx lead, murder, assassination, husband wife relationship, drugs, minister, lover, prison, congress, drug dealing, drug traffic, fighting crime, drug bust, drug smuggling, war on drugs, power struggle, fight for supremacy, escaped prisoner, love, dog, horse ...
Time: 80s, year 1991, 1990s, year 1993, year 1982, year 1989, year 1984 ...
Place: colombia, florida, panama

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Most similar movies to Loving Pablo

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, rough and suspenseful films with plots about crimes, crime, drugs, murder, drug dealing, violence and gangsters mostly in Crime, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like Loving Pablo: Blow (2001), American Made (2017), Scarface (1983), Brawl in Cell Block 99 (2017), The Counselor (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.6
 222K
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, atmospheric, captivating, emotional, touching ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug lord, rise and fall, drug dealing, drug abuse, cocaine, gangsters, friendship, drug addiction, organized crime, criminal heroes, marijuana, war on drugs ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 90s, 50s ...
Place: california, latin america, colombia, mexico, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.2
 126K
American Made (2017)
Genre: Action, Biography, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
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, exciting, captivating, emotional, humorous
Plot: pilot, cia, illegal drugs, smuggler, drug smuggling, drug dealer, drug trafficking, fbi, money, money laundering, husband wife relationship, arrested ...
Time: 20th century, year 1978, year 1984, year 1985, year 1982 ...
Place: latin america, colombia, arkansas, panama, nicaragua ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.3
 654K
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, drug abuse, cocaine, organized crime, gangsters, criminal heroes, rise and fall, mafia, mob boss, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: miami, cuba, usa, bolivia, colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Brawl in Cell Block 99 (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: After working as a drug courier and getting into a brutal shootout with police, a former boxer finds himself at the mercy of his enemies as they force him to instigate violent acts that turn the prison he resides in into a battleground.
Style: rough, suspense, tense, exciting, psychological
Plot: prison, violence, murder, fight, prisoner, torture chamber, maximum security prison, prison guard, revenge, police shootout, drugs, interrogation ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 5.3
 91K
The Counselor (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A lawyer finds himself in far over his head when he attempts to get involved in drug trafficking.
Style: talky, realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cocaine, femme fatale, nihilism, crime gone awry, life turned upside down, crime, drug dealing, nothing goes right, drug traffic, danger, criminal heroes, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, texas, usa, chicago illinois, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Rise of the Footsoldier (2007)
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, captivating, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: axe, soccer, drug abuse, gang war, drug dealing, success, rivalry, law enforcement, rave, notoriety, exploit, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Band of the Hand (1986)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: An Indian Vietnam veteran trains five street punks in the Everglades to fight vice in Miami.
Style: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, kids
Plot: gang, bikini, drug addict, wilderness, gangsters, survival, life is a bitch, crime, down on your luck, kids in trouble, crimes, urban ghetto life ...
Time: 80s
Place: miami, usa, florida, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Story of a Latino Godfather (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: In the streets of East Los Angeles, Manny is a formidable drug dealer. Impressed by his extravagant lifestyle and prowess, his young son, Kilo, yearns to follow in his footsteps. Kilo resolves to learn how to prosper in the drug world, and his new ...
Style: rough, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, parents and children, criminal heroes, urban ghetto life, crimes, crime, society, prison life, law enforcement, dishonesty, life is a bitch, working undercover ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Clear and Present Danger (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: CIA Analyst Jack Ryan is drawn into an illegal war fought by the US government against a Colombian drug cartel.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, sniper, cia, mercenary, politics, helicopter, conspiracy, president, espionage, assassination, drug cartel, rescue ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: colombia, usa, venezuela, latin america, panama ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.1
 42K
A Man Apart (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: When Vetter's wife is killed in a botched hit organized by Diablo, he seeks revenge against those responsible. But in the process, Vetter and Hicks have to fight their way up the chain to get to Diablo but it's easier said than done when ...
Style: exciting, rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, vengeance, tough law enforcer, cocaine, vigilantism, organized crime, fighting crime, danger, tough heroes, crime, revenge, tragic hero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, usa, latin america, los angeles, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.7
 16K
Easy Money (2010)
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: psychological, rough, realistic, sincere, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cocaine, drug lord, taxi driver, latinos, criminal heroes, drug dealing, one last job, danger, betrayal, gangsters, lifesaver, wannabe ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, europe, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Out of Bounds (1986)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Farm boy Daryl Cage's parents ship him off to the big city to live with his brother, hoping he will have a better life there. After a baggage mixup at the airport, Daryl finds himself in possession of a drug cache, which a ruthless drug dealer ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, chase, airport, bus, police, heroin, witnessing a crime, crime, chases and races, dishonesty, teenage life, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: iowa, usa, los angeles, new orleans, venice beach california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.1
 108K
Bronson (2008)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: UK, Cayman Islands
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A young man who was sentenced to 7 years in prison for robbing a post office ends up spending 30 years in solitary confinement. During this time, his own personality is supplanted by his alter ego, Charles Bronson.
Style: surreal, rough, realistic, serious, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, prison life, society, social misfits, robbery, crime, human nature, criminal heroes, violence spree, confined, crimes, loneliness ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century, year 1974
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Death Wish 4: The Crackdown (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After the death of his girlfriend's daughter from a drug overdose, Paul Kersey (Charles Bronson) takes on the local drug cartel.
Style: realistic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, vengeance, drug dealing, danger, gang, gory, deadly, fighting crime, tough heroes, chases and races, lone wolves, violence spree ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.7
 590
Rage of Honor (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Argentina, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A Japanese cop, Shiro, and his partner Ray are after a bunch of drug dealers. But they are betrayed by an insider and Ray is killed. Shiro follows the murderer, a sadistic drug lord, up to Singapore.
Style: rough, exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, drug lord, law enforcement, drug dealing, danger, undercover, crime, working undercover, crimes, chases and races, betrayal, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
Place: singapore, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Dum Maaro Dum (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 128 min.
Story: ACP Vishnu is sent on a mission to investigate and clean the underbelly of Goa. During his investigation, he uncovers a huge racket and discovers the involvement of various politicians.
Style: sexy, serious, stylized, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, drug bust, rave party, couples, gangsters, group of strangers, drugs/alcohol, crime, police, revenge, funeral, drugs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, goa india
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.3
 151K
Layer Cake (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When a seemingly straight-forward drug deal goes awry, XXXX has to break his die-hard rules and turn up the heat, not only to outwit the old regime and come out on top, but to save his own skin...
Style: stylized, realistic, suspenseful, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cocaine, drug lord, drug dealing, organized crime, betrayal, greed, violence, murder, hitman, neo noir, attempted murder, one last job ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, 90s, 1960s ...
Place: england, london, europe, netherlands, zurich switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.5
 111K
Contraband (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: When his brother-in-law runs afoul of a drug lord, family man Chris Farraday turns to a skill he abandoned long ago – smuggling – to repay the debt. But the job goes wrong, and Farraday finds himself wanted by cops, crooks and killers alike.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, exciting, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug lord, smuggling, dishonesty, criminal heroes, crimes, danger, criminal, gunfight, crime, betrayal, ex convict, financial problem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 7.0
 8K
Drug War (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The taciturn police commander Zhang leads an undercover drugs team and in his continuous battle against the ubiquitous drug barons, takes up arms against his arch enemy, Timmy Choi. When he gets hold of Choi, he makes a deal with him: in exchange ...
Style: serious, rough, exciting, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mole, criminal heroes, working undercover, drug dealing, law enforcement, recruit, whistleblower, betrayal, crimes, dishonesty, undercover, drug cartel ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.2
 8K
Stander (2003)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Canada, Germany, South Africa, UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The life and career of Andre Stander, a South African police officer turned bank robber.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, protest, bank robber, crime, police corruption, fighting the system, working the system, state affairs, anti heroes, violence spree, criminal heroes, rebellion ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: south africa, africa, texas, new jersey, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
No Code of Conduct (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A cop (Charlie Sheen), his partner (Dacascos), and his father (Martin Sheen) uncover a plot by city elders to smuggle drugs from Mexico into Phoenix, Arizona.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, car chase, parents and children, crime, crimes, police investigation, police detective, partners, dishonesty, drug dealing, law enforcement, undercover ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.0
 166
The Big Score (1983)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A narcotics detective, played by Fred Williamson, lets nothing stand in the way of his bringing down a major drug dealer. After a bust gone awry, he's accused of stealing a lost briefcase filled with money and both the mob and the police are ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: love affair, partners, fighting crime, dishonesty, deadly, vengeance, false accusation, police corruption, partners against crime, crimes, tough law enforcer, injustice ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Veronica Guerin (2003)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In this true story, Veronica Guerin is an investigative reporter for an Irish newspaper. As the drug trade begins to bleed into the mainstream, Guerin decides to take on and expose those responsible. Beginning at the bottom with addicts, Guerin then ...
Style: rough, tense, thought provoking, emotional, suspenseful ...
Plot: journalism, murder, investigation, drug lord, drug dealing, police, gangsters, crimes, uncover truth, tragic hero, life is a bitch, price of justice ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe, california, new jersey, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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With Blood on My Hands: Pusher II (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Denmark, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Tony (Mads Mikkelsen) is released from prison - again. This time he has his mind set on changing his broken down life, but that is easier said than done
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: debt, drug dealing, vengeance, rivalry, crimes, crime, prostitute, gang, gangsters, going straight, partners, buddies ...
Time: contemporary
Place: copenhagen, copenhagen denmark, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Last of the Finest (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An elite group of vice cops are fired from the L.A.P.D. for being over-zealous in their war against drugs. It is immediately apparent that some of their superiors are involved in the drug ring. Banded together, four of the banned cops (which quickly ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police shootout, drug dealer, beretta, dishonesty, deadly, fighting crime, heist, police investigation, rivalry, law enforcement, society, political corruption ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.7
 220
Men with Guns (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Three losers, Eddie, Lucas and Mamet, are sent to collect some debt at a remote farm. But the thugs there are too hard for them, and they are humiliated. They return for revenge, it gets out of hand, ends with a bloodbath and they are left with a ...
Style: bleak, rough, realistic, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, farm, crime, vengeance, on the run, sexual abuse, law enforcement, tough heroes, stoners, crimes, criminal heroes, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.3
 7K
Rapid Fire (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: College student Jake Lo is pursued by smugglers, mobsters and crooked federal agents after he witnesses a murder by a Mafia kingpin.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, police corruption, murder, undercover, undercover cop, drug lord, gangsters, vengeance, betrayal, police investigation, crime, working undercover ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, los angeles, china, bangkok thailand, beijing china ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.4
 321
Framed (1975)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Director Phil Karlson harks back to the no-nonsense, no-thrills directness of his 1950s "B" pictures in Framed. Joe Don Baker plays Ron, a high-rolling gambler that always seems to loose his big scores. Framed by the film's villains ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, nightclub, gory, dishonesty, heroes, injustice, campaign, confined, tough law enforcer, supportive spouse, crime, life is a bitch ...
Time: 50s
Place: tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 8.8
 273K
Narcos (2015)
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, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, gangsters, smuggling, master criminal, crimes, rise to the top, criminal heroes, politics, drug dealer, drug cartel, blind ambition, ambition ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: colombia, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.6
 185K
Traffic (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 147 min.
Story: An exploration of the United States of America's war on drugs from multiple perspectives. For the new head of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, the war becomes personal when he discovers his well-educated daughter is abusing cocaine ...
Style: realistic, tense, bleak, clever, captivating ...
Plot: drug lord, addiction, drug abuse, corruption, police corruption, surveillance, heroin, marijuana, organized crime, shooting, judge, escape ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, mexico, latin america, ohio, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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