Movies and TV shows like Queen of the South

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Queen of the South (2016)
 8.0
 23K
Queen of the South (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico, Spain, Malta
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Teresa flees Mexico after her drug-runner boyfriend is murdered. Settling in Dallas, she looks to become the country's reigning drug smuggler and to avenge her lover's murder.
Style: twists and turns, exciting, captivating, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: drug cartel, cartel, drugs/alcohol, crimes, shooting, murder, adventure, danger, destiny, vengeance, chase, captivity, twists & turns, drug, weapons, runaway, adaptation, drugs, drug traffic, female protagonist, woman, drug trafficking
Place: mexico, usa

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Most similar movies to Queen of the South

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, realistic, exciting and suspense films and TV series with plots about crimes, danger, crime, murder, drug cartel, gangsters and rivalry mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Queen of the South: Ozark (2017), Miss Bala (2019), Animal Kingdom (2016), La Reina del Sur (2011), Narcos: Mexico (2018). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Ozark (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A financial adviser drags his family from Chicago to the Missouri Ozarks, where he must launder $500 million in five years to appease a drug boss.
Style: suspense, realistic, suspenseful, serious, bleak
Plot: money laundering, drug cartel, family relations, danger, crimes, rivalry, murder, violence, survival, law enforcement, teenage boy, teenage girl ...
Place: mexico, missouri, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 5.8
 10K
Miss Bala (2019)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Gloria finds a power she never knew she had when she is drawn into a dangerous world of cross-border crime. Surviving will require all of her cunning, inventiveness, and strength.
Style: exciting, captivating, suspense, emotional, intense ...
Plot: mob boss, drug lord, female spy, drug cartel, slave trade, beauty queen, sniper, cia agent, corruption, bodyguard, beauty pageant, danger ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: california, tijuana mexico, san diego california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
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Animal Kingdom (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The series centers on 17-year-old Joshua "J" Cody, who moves in with his freewheeling relatives in their Southern California beach town after his mother dies of a heroin overdose. Headed by boot-tough matriarch Janine "Smurf" ...
Style: exciting, tense, captivating, twists and turns
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime family, criminal, heist, crimes, danger, dysfunctional family, drugs/alcohol, escapades, family conflict, mother son relationship, gay brother, brother brother relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: southern california, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
La Reina del Sur (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico, USA, Spain, Colombia
Duration: 378 min.
TV show
Story: After years of blood, sweat and tears, a woman of humble origin ends up becoming a drug trafficking legend, with all that that means...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, suspense
Plot: crimes, vengeance, mafia, rise to the top, drug dealing, power struggle, rivalry, life is a bitch, organized crime, cocaine, smuggling, gang ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america, europe, spain, morocco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 8.4
 65K
Narcos: Mexico (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: See the rise of the Guadalajara Cartel as an American DEA agent learns the danger of targeting narcos in 1980s Mexico.
Style: based on true events, captivating, atmospheric, exciting, intense
Plot: drug cartel, marijuana, crimes, business, undercover agent, corruption, cocaine, drug dealing, investigation, heroin, netflix, male protagonist ...
Time: 80s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 8.8
 375K
Narcos (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Colombia, Mexico
Duration: 49 min.
TV show
Story: The true story of Colombia's infamously violent and powerful drug cartels.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, captivating, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug cartel, gangsters, drug dealing, drug dealer, cartel, master criminal, smuggling, rise to the top, crimes, illegal drugs, criminal heroes, politics ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, 90s, 70s
Place: colombia, latin america, mexico, south america, miami ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
El Dragón: Return of a Warrior (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: A Tokyo business man returns to his home country of Mexico where he must battle rivals to replace his grandfather as the head of a cartel.
Style: tense, disturbing, exciting, captivating
Plot: drug cartel, gangsters, martial artist, criminal syndicate, martial arts, syndicate, danger, adaptation, drug dealing, fight, crimes, mafia ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, mexico, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
The Power of Few (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Spies, cops and armed children cross paths on a day of danger, mystery and possible transformation. Five unusual characters are unknowingly connected to an extraordinary smuggling operation, as religious conspiracy collides with urban crime.
Style: serious, tense, captivating, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: conspiracy, crimes, mystery, religions or cults, escapades, drugs/alcohol, medicine, multiple storylines, danger, collision, graphic violence, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans, vatican
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.5
 9K
Miss Bala (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The story of a young woman clinging on to her dream to become a beauty contest queen in a Mexico dominated by organized crime.
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic
Plot: drug cartel, rape, follow your dream, blind ambition, physical appearance, crimes, hopes, gangsters, ambition, beauty queen, beauty pageant, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america, tijuana mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders is a drama about the specialized International Division of the FBI tasked with solving crimes and coming to the rescue of Americans who find themselves in danger while abroad.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: profiler, special agents, investigation, crimes, danger, fbi, intelligence, forensics, team, human nature, world spanning, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 36K
Lethal Weapon (2016)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: A slightly unhinged former Navy SEAL lands a job as a police officer in Los Angeles where he's partnered with a veteran detective trying to keep maintain a low stress level in his life.
Style: exciting, captivating, twists and turns, suspense, atmospheric ...
Plot: police detective, police partner, buddy cop, police investigation, lapd, friendship, adventure, chase, murder, crimes, family relations, police ...
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 20K
ZeroZeroZero (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, Mexico
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Based on the book of the same name by bestselling author Roberto Saviano, ZeroZeroZero is an unforgettable exploration of the inner workings of the global cocaine trade.
Style: atmospheric, brutal, serious, psychological, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: italian mafia, drug cartel, cocaine, mafia, drugs, drug dealer, drug trade, drug dealing, drug smuggler, drug smuggling, brutality, cartel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.7
 62K
Sabotage (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In "Sabotage", Arnold Schwarzenegger leads an elite DEA task force that takes on the world's deadliest drug cartels. When the team successfully executes a high-stakes raid on a cartel safe house, they think their work is done - until, ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, swat team, drug cartel, police investigation, crime scene, vengeance, brutality, crimes, gory, dishonesty, deadly, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2014
Place: mexico, usa, georgia, atlanta, atlanta georgia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 30K
Chicago P.D. (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: A riveting police drama about the men and women of the Chicago Police Department's District 21 who put it all on the line to serve and protect their community. District 21 is made up of two distinctly different groups: the uniformed cops who ...
Style: exciting, realistic, tense, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, law enforcement, policewoman, crime investigation, crimes, police detective, arrest, sergeant, shooting, victim, partners, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.7
 1K
The Killer (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A cold-blooded contract killer hires the services of a cab driver for a full night. He forces the driver to go around Dubai as he keeps finishing off witnesses scheduled to testify against a gangster.
Style: suspense, tense, twists and turns, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: hitman, hostage, crimes, danger, deadly, taxi driver, chase, killings, criminal, murder, victim, confined ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, dubai
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 16K
El Chapo (2017)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: A look at the life of notorious drug kingpin, El Chapo, from his early days in the 1980s working for the Guadalajara Cartel, to his rise to power of during the '90s and his ultimate downfall in 2016.
Style: realistic, captivating, based on true events, atmospheric, factual
Plot: cartel, drug lord, drug dealing, fight for supremacy, business, danger, drugs, drug, netflix, crime boss, drug crime, drug cartel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 13K
Legends (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Working for the FBI's Deep Cover Operations division, Martin Odum can transform himself into a different person -- whether it's an assignment as a Serbian extremist, a corrupt Chicago police officer, a British special forces colonel, or a ...
Style: serious, exciting, twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: special agents, working undercover, fbi, government agency, undercover, secret identity, espionage, state affairs, betrayal, mysterious character, chases and races, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.3
 834
Sr. Ávila (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A family man experiences the tremendous burden of leading a double life as a professional hitman.
Style: realistic, captivating, exciting, tense, suspense ...
Plot: crimes, hitman, danger, crime boss, organized crime, intrigue, deadly, crime, teenage life, couple relations, nudity (full frontal - brief)
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 8.1
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The Mentalist (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Patrick Jane, a former celebrity psychic medium, uses his razor sharp skills of observation and expertise at "reading" people to solve serious crimes with the California Bureau of Investigation.
Style: intellectual, twists and turns, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: police investigation, crimes, investigation, partners against crime, partners, crime, outsmarting, murder, serial killer, danger, fighting crime, psychic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Confession (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 63 min.
TV show
Story: The Confession is a 10-part web series created by Kiefer Sutherland, written and directed by Brad Mirman, and starring Kiefer Sutherland and John Hurt. It premiered on Hulu on March 28, 2011. Each episode is between five and seven minutes long. It ...
Style: tense, contemplative, twists and turns, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: hitman, confession, priest, church, haunted by the past, christmas, crimes, redemption, doubts and hesitations, religions or cults, regret, sin ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.0
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Maria (2019)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Philippines
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a former BlackRose cartel assassin deliberately betrays them by refusing to complete her mission, the cartel orders her execution. Unbeknownst to them, she fakes her own death and is able to create a new life of her own. When the cartel ...
Style: exciting, brutal, tense, captivating
Plot: one woman army, drug cartel, torture, hitman, sniper, revenge, assassin, murder, gunfight, chase, danger, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Lord of the Skies (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Mexico, Colombia
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Set in the 1990s, these are the life and times of Amado Carrillo Fuentes, a man who became the head of the Juárez cartel. Nicknamed “El Señor de los Cielos” (Lord of the Skies) because of the large fleet of airplanes he used to transport ...
Style: captivating, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug cartel, rise to the top, master criminal, ambition, drug lord, smuggling, gangsters, crimes, gang war, drug dealing, generosity, corruption ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.6
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Kingpin (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Rule the family. Control the empire. A Change in power looms imminent in the drug cartel family.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug cartel, drug smuggling, crimes, drug dealing, family relations, police corruption, rivalry, partners, working undercover, drug abuse, siblings relations, addiction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa, michigan, thailand, houston texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 6.4
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Narco Sub (2021)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A man will become a criminal to save his family. Director: Shawn Welling Writer: Derek H. Potts Stars: Tom Vera, Tom Sizemore, Lee Majors |
Style: suspense, suspenseful, tense, exciting, disturbing ...
Plot: drug cartel, cartel, navy, cia, dea, smuggling, kidnapping, armed forces, drugs, criminal heroes, violence, drug dealer ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
American Odyssey (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: In this "Traffic"-like action drama, an international conspiracy explodes when three strangers' lives unexpectedly collide - a female soldier, a corporate lawyer and a political activist.
Style: twists and turns, captivating, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: conspiracy, crimes, uncover truth, graphic violence, family relations, state affairs, society, danger, dishonesty, corporate crimes, left to die, military
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.1
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Chase (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Chase is an American police procedural drama television series created by Jennifer Johnson for the NBC network. The series follows a U.S. Marshals fugitive-apprehension team, based out of Houston, Texas. Jerry Bruckheimer and Johnson serve as ...
Style: realistic, captivating, tense, suspense, serious ...
Plot: policewoman, fugitives, escaped prisoner, crimes, track down, wanted, police investigation, chase, rivalry, law enforcement, special agents, u.s. marshal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, texas, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Mission: Impossible (1966)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Mission: Impossible is an American television series that was created and initially produced by Bruce Geller. It chronicles the missions of a team of secret government agents known as the Impossible Missions Force. In the first season, the team is ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, twists and turns, stylized, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret agents, espionage, undercover, iron curtain, secret agent, race against time, crimes, cold war, top secret, fighting crime, danger, government agency ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, france, paris france, east germany, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.0
 10K
Shades of Blue (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Sexy New York detective and single mother Harlee Santos fell in with a tight-knit group of dirty cops, taking bribes and protection money that she uses to provide the best life for her honest, talented daughter. But when she's trapped by the ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, twists and turns
Plot: working undercover, fbi, police corruption, police detective, police, police investigation, law enforcement, dirty cop, single mother, dishonesty, moral dilemma, undercover ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.3
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La unidad (2020)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
TV show
Story: A secret unit of cops is assembled to stop a terrorist band from attacking Spain after their leader is arrested there.
Style: political, exciting, captivating, heroic, tense ...
Plot: terrorist, police, terrorism, team, attack, dangerous, international crisis, islamic terrorism, government, police operation, danger, murder ...
Time: 21st century
Place: madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.0
 7K
The Player (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: An action-packed Las Vegas thriller about a former military operative turned security expert who is drawn into a high-stakes game where an organization of wealthy individuals gamble on his ability to stop some of the biggest crimes imaginable from ...
Style: tense, suspense, captivating, exciting
Plot: gambling, security, conspiracy, investigation, bet, mafia, dark past, secret, surveillance, death threat, corruption, friend ...
Time: 21st century
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%