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White Boy Rick
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The story of teenager, Richard Wershe Jr., who became an undercover informant for the police during the 1980s and was ultimately arrested for drug-trafficking and sentenced to life in prison.
Plot: drug trafficking, war on drugs, informant, fbi, father son relationship
Place: detroit

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and rough films with plots about crimes, crime, fbi, murder, gangsters, law enforcement and violence mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like White Boy Rick: Prime Target (1991), Blow (2001), Traffic (2000), Gotti (2018), The Valachi Papers (1972). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 4.2
 125
Prime Target
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Maverick Cop John Bloodstone is taken off suspension to ferry a Mob Boss into custody. But all is not what it seems.....
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, exciting
Plot: on the road, crime, bank, crimes, prison, small town, law enforcement, criminal heroes, gangsters, special agents, informant, fbi ...
Time: 90s
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System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
 7.6
 218K
Blow
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: realistic, stylized, gloomy, epic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, drug addiction, crime, drug abuse, marijuana, organized crime, greed, corruption, friendship, drugs, rise and fall, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s ...
Place: california, latin america, colombia, mexico, boston ...
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System:   85%
    User:   86%
 
 7.6
 182K
Traffic
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, clever, tense, bleak, serious ...
Plot: addiction, drug abuse, police corruption, corruption, heroin, surveillance, marijuana, organized crime, drugs, drug addiction, politics, assassination ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: mexico, latin america, usa, california, ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   85%
    User:   71%
 
 4.9
 6K
Gotti
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: John Gotti rises to the top of the New York underworld to become the boss of the Gambino crime family. His life takes a tumultuous turn as he faces tragedy, multiple trials and a prison sentence.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, crime, criminal heroes, gangsters, parents and children, ambition, crimes, family relations, organized crime, violence, loyalty, godfather ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   68%
    User:   60%
 
The Valachi Papers
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Italy, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When Joe Valachi (Charles Bronson) has a price put on his head by Don Vito Genovese (Lino Ventura), he must take desperate steps to protect himself while in prison. An unsuccessful attempt to slit his throat puts him over the edge to break the ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, bleak, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, crime, anti heroes, fugitives, gangsters, master criminal, special agents, tough law enforcer, murder, witnessing a crime, hitman, rise and fall ...
Time: 1930s, 1960s, 1950s, 1940s, 1920s
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   50%
 
Boss of Bosses
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The story of the rise and fall of the powerful New York City organized crime boss, Paul Castellano.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal's revenge, crime, gang, gangsters, blind ambition, downfall, rise and fall, going straight, murder, legal investigation, hitman, police corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   52%
 
 5.4
 471
Armed Hands
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Lucas and his team are after a gang of Serbian criminals using NATO-issued weapons. As the investigation leads him to Paris, Lucas attempts to reconnect with his estranged daughter, a young narc officer.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: partners against crime, crime, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, partners, parents and children, investigation, family relations, snitch, highway, policewoman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: europe, france, paris france, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   58%
 
 6.4
 6K
10th & Wolf
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A former street tough returns to his Philadelphia home after a stint in the military. Back on his home turf, he once again finds himself tangling with the mob boss who was instrumental in his going off to be a soldier.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: gangsters, crime, crimes, desert, dishonesty, law enforcement, family relations, mafia, undercover, life is a bitch, soldier, special agents ...
Time: contemporary, 1990s, year 1984
Place: philadelphia, usa, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   46%
 
Prince of the City
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 167 min.
Story: New York City detective Daniel Ciello agrees to help the United States Department of Justice help eliminate corruption in the police department, as long as he will not have to turn in any close friends. In doing so, Ciello uncovers a conspiracy ...
Style: realistic, tense, bleak, rough, serious ...
Plot: police corruption, crime, corruption, police, redemption, betrayal, fighting the system, police investigation, drugs, drug addiction, justice, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, virginia, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   51%
 
 7.4
 1K
L.627
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Lulu is a tough streetwise narcotics cop who, like a Frank Serpico or a Dirty Harry Callahan, doesn't play by the rules or kowtow to his weak and/or corrupt superiors. Lulu thrives in this violent world, where sheer guts can overcome his ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: partners against crime, tough law enforcer, drug dealing, crime, legal action, addiction, down on your luck, price of justice, drug abuse, police corruption, social decay, prostitute ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   45%
 
Underworld U.S.A.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A bitter young man sets out to get back at the gangsters who murdered his father.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime, prison, manhunt, urban, obsessive quest, vengeance, haunted by the past, chases and races, crimes, deadly, rivalry ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   51%
 
 5.6
 7K
Playing God
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Stripped of his medical license after performing an operation while high on amphetamines, famed LA surgeon Dr Eugene Sands abandons his former life only to find himself crossing paths with Raymond Blossom, an infamous counterfeiter. Employed as a ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, gangsters, gangster, criminal's revenge, hospital, corruption, betrayal, violence, murder, drug addiction, drug dealing, mind game ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   43%
 
 5.8
 1K
CrissCross
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Set in 1969, a twelve-year-old grows up in Key West with his mother, who is paying the bills by stripping at the local topless bar. The boy finds out about her activities and tries to convince her to stop, to no avail. A local restaurant owner hires ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, gloomy, touching
Plot: single parent, on the road, crime, parents and children, monastery, restaurant, dysfunctional family, family life, family relations, drug dealing, rescue, human spirit ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: asia, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   53%
 
 6.5
 73K
Snitch
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Construction company owner John Matthews learns that his estranged son, Jason, has been arrested for drug trafficking. Facing an unjust prison sentence for a first time offender courtesy of mandatory minimum sentence laws, Jason has nothing to offer ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, rough ...
Plot: prison, corruption, undercover, father son relationship, drugs, gunfight, car chase, undercover cop, drugs/alcohol, working undercover, violence, lone hero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: missouri, usa, california, new jersey, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   39%
 
 7.8
 249K
Donnie Brasco
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, emotional, serious, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime, mafia, organized crime, friendship, mentor, fbi, gangster, violence, betrayal, hitman, father son relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1978
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, colombia, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   33%
 
 6.0
 100K
Miami Vice
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Paraguay, Uruguay
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Miami Vice is a feature film based on the 1980s action drama TV series. The film tells the story of vice detectives Crockett and Tubbs and how their personal and professional lives are dangerously getting mixed.
Style: stylized, serious, rough, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, undercover cop, violence, buddies, partners against crime, stylish, dialogue, police investigation, tough law enforcer, drug deal, dangerous attraction, drug dealing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: miami, usa, havana cuba, florida, colombia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   43%
 
 7.3
 69K
Frailty
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A man confesses to an FBI agent his family's story of how his religious fanatic father's visions lead to a series of murders to destroy supposed "demons."
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, surprise ending, twists and turns ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, insanity, single father, plot twist, childhood, guilt, blood, mechanic, angel, sheriff, god ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: texas, usa, dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   37%
 
We Own the Night
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A New York nightclub manager tries to save his brother and father from Russian mafia hitmen.
Style: gloomy, serious, suspense, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, gangsters, organized crime, mafia, police, russian, drugs, revenge, dysfunctional family, car chase, undercover cop, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   34%
 
 7.6
 11K
Magic City
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Set in 1959 Miami, Florida shortly after the Cuban Revolution, Magic City tells the story of Ike Evans, the owner of Miami's most glamorous hotel, the Miramar Playa. Evans is forced to make an ill-fated deal with Miami mob boss Ben Diamond to ...
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, atmospheric, sexy ...
Plot: hotel, intrigue, drugs/alcohol, organized crime, crime, gangsters, couple relations, parents and children, ambition, crimes, dishonesty, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1960s, year 1959
Place: miami, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   42%
 
 5.7
 3K
Wisdom
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Unable to find work after a past felony, graduate John Wisdom and his girlfriend embark on a cross-country bank-robbing spree in order to aid American farmers.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, bad ending ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: crime, chase, bank, destiny, criminal heroes, on the road, countryside, fighting the system, criminal's revenge, fugitives, revenge, mentor ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   37%
 
 7.0
 4K
Dillinger
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The life of American public enemy number one who was shot by the police in 1934. After a shoot-out kills five FBI agents in Kansas City the Bureau target John Dillinger as one of the men to hunt down. Waiting for him to break Federal law they sort ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime, master criminal, criminal heroes, crimes, law enforcement, rivalry, gunfight, gang, bank robber, tommy gun, true crime ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: kansas, usa, tucson arizona, illinois, romania ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   43%
 
 7.9
 180K
Carlito's Way
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: A Puerto-Rican ex-con, just released from prison, pledges to stay away from drugs and violence despite the pressure around him and lead on to a better life outside of NYC.
Style: stylized, serious, rough, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime, mafia, violence, organized crime, prison, disco, gangster, prison escape, gunfight, chase, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   32%
 
Stronger Than Blood
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Fresh out of juvenile prison, Tommy has sworn off the drugs. But when the going gets tough, the only support he finds is from his best friend Sule - who has "the master plan": one last drug deal to finance their own auto body shop.
Plot: prison, drug trafficking, betrayal by friend, singing in a car, friendship, drug dealer, friendship between boys
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   30%
 
 6.9
 150K
Black Mass
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: stylized, epic, serious, atmospheric, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, gangsters, corruption, organized crime, violence, brutality, fbi, police corruption, murder, gangster, mafia, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1981, year 2011, year 1995 ...
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, new jersey, santa monica california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   35%
 
 6.6
 251
Inside
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An emotional and thrilling tale of life and death behind the walls of a maximum security prison. From the acclaimed director of 'Bonnie and Clyde', and featuring a powerful international cast.
Style: talky, bleak, serious, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: tragic hero, political unrest, prison, racism, crime, life turned upside down, injustice, fighting the system, apartheid, retribution, political prisoner, prisoner ...
Time: 80s
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   30%
 
 6.3
 10K
Rob the Mob
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The true-life story of a crazy-in-love Queens couple who robbed a series of mafia social clubs and got away with it… for a while… until they stumble upon a score bigger than they ever planned and become targets of both the mob and the FBI.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating
Plot: criminal heroes, crime, crimes, crime gone awry, lovers on the run, couple relations, heist, chases and races, love and romance, partners, couples, love ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1991
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   39%
 
Manhunt: Unabomber
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: An in-depth look at how an FBI profiler helped track down the terrorist Ted Kaczynski, the Unabomber.
Plot: terrorism, mathematics, mountain cabin, serial killer, fbi, bomber, true crime, neo noir, manhunt, police officer, terrorist, federal bureau of investigation ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   35%
 
Harvest of Fire
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In a small Amish community, three barns are burnt down almost simultaneously. FBI agent Sally Russwell is sent in to investigate this possible hate crime. What she finds however is a community that little trust for outsiders or "The ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: special agents, unlikely partners, investigation, crime, culture clash, friendship, law enforcement, arson, rescue, fbi, amish, society ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   36%
 
The Friends of Eddie Coyle
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Eddie's friends are numerous, but the term friends is suspect. As a small time hood Eddie is about to go back to jail. In order to escape this fate he deals information on stolen guns to the feds. Simultaneously he is supplying arms to his bank ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, bleak, rough ...
Plot: neo noir, crime, criminal heroes, crimes, gangsters, arms dealing, heist, down on your luck, life is a bitch, fbi, snitch, hockey ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   31%
 
 5.2
 392
Illtown
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Dante and his girlfrend Micky run a very profitable drug operation in a seaside town, aided and abetted by a host of teens who sell the smack at discos around town, as well as by Lucas, a corrupt cop who's on the take. Their downfall comes when ...
Style: serious, bleak, surreal, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: crime, criminal's revenge, juvenile delinquency, social misfits, downfall, urban ghetto, prison, drug dealing, urban, going straight, addiction, drug abuse ...
Time: 20s, 20th century
Place: florida, miami, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   27%
 
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