Movies and TV shows like El Chapo

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El Chapo (2017)
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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: drug lord, cartel, fight for supremacy, drug dealing, business, drug cartel, danger, drug, drugs, netflix, crime boss, drug crime, crimes, bandit, criminal, drug dealer, drug traffic, drug smuggler, criminal gang, gang, drug trade, organized crime, drug smuggling, gang leader, outlaw gang ...

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Most similar movies to El Chapo

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out captivating, tense, suspense and serious films and TV series with plots about crimes, drugs, criminal, drug dealer, drug lord, gang and drug dealing mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like El Chapo: Narcos: Mexico (2018), Narcos (2015), Queen of the South (2016), Breaking Bad (2008), Gomorrah (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: atmospheric, based on true events, captivating, exciting, intense ...
Plot: drug cartel, marijuana, crimes, corruption, cocaine, drug dealing, business, undercover agent, drug lord, organized crime, crime boss, drug dealer ...
Time: 80s
Place: mexico, latin america
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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, master criminal, smuggling, cartel, rise to the top, crimes, illegal drugs, criminal heroes, politics ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, 90s, 70s
Place: colombia, latin america, mexico, panama, chile ...
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33%
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, danger, adventure, destiny, vengeance, chase, captivity ...
Place: mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Breaking Bad (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 49 min.
TV show
Story: When Walter White, a New Mexico chemistry teacher, is diagnosed with Stage III cancer and given a prognosis of only two years left to live, he becomes filled with a sense of fearlessness and an unrelenting desire to secure his family's ...
Style: captivating, tense, serious, psychological, clever ...
Plot: drug dealing, life is a bitch, drug lord, master criminal, crimes, family problems, drugs/alcohol, life turned upside down, drug cartel, double life, unlikely partners, success ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new mexico, albuquerque new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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 8.7
 33K
Gomorrah (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, Germany
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: Based on Robert Saviano's bestselling book, this gritty Italian crime drama paints a portrait of the brutal Neapolitan crime organisation the Camorra, as seen through the eyes of Ciro Di Marzo, the obedient and self- confident right-hand man of ...
Style: tense, captivating, serious, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: mafia, drug lord, mob boss, rivalry, crime, gangsters, gang war, crimes, urban ghetto life, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, social decay ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Snitch Cartel: Origins (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Colombia
TV show
Story: In Cali during the '60s and '70s, two brothers juggle family, romance and the joint pursuit of a burning ambition: to rule Colombia's drug industry.
Style: tense, disturbing, suspense, captivating
Plot: drug cartel, war on drugs, drugs, drug traffic, organized crime, crime boss, drug lord, criminal, partners in crime, drug dealer, criminal gang, master criminal ...
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42%
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: suspenseful, captivating, realistic, serious, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug cartel, rise to the top, ambition, master criminal, drug lord, smuggling, gang war, drug dealing, gangsters, generosity, crimes, drug traffic ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.6
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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, depressing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug lord, drug addiction, drug abuse, rise and fall, drug dealing, drug cartel, drug use, gangsters, cocaine, friendship, blind ambition, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 60s, 90s, 50s ...
Place: colombia, california, latin america, usa, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.1
 972
Somos. (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: Mexico
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: The lives of the people of Allende, a Mexican border town, are overtaken by a powerful cartel's operations, leading to tragedy. Inspired by true events.
Style: tense, suspense
Plot: drug cartel, dea, cartel, mexican, criminal gang, drug smuggling, drug traffic, gang, bandit, gang war, drug overdose, drugs ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 8.2
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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, cartel, mafia, drugs, drug dealer, drug dealing, drug trade, drug smuggler, drug smuggling, brutality ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 7K
4 Blocks (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Based in Neukölln, Berlin Toni manages the daily business of dealing with the Arabic gangs and ends up wanting to leave his old life behind for his family, but as expected, its never that simple.
Style: suspenseful, tense, atmospheric, suspense
Plot: clan, drugs, brothers, family relations, dishonesty, betrayal, crime boss, crimes, drug dealer, bandit, outlaw gang, drug smuggling ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Blinded by the Lights (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: An eight-episode story charting seven days from the life of a cocaine dealer whose perfectly organized life begins to sink into chaos while he is forced to make the most important choices in his life.
Style: captivating, entertaining, disturbing, suspense, tense ...
Plot: crimes, danger, crime, cocaine, criminal, drug dealer, drug lord, rivalry, deadly, drug dealing, violence, murder ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Powder and Gold (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Dominican Republic
Story: The real-life story of a drug cartel leader set to Macbeth.
Style: captivating, suspense, tense
Plot: drugs, drug cartel, drug lord, criminal, drug dealing, drug dealer, drug crime, master criminal, drug smuggler, organized crime, smuggler, illegal drugs ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 8.2
 14K
Snowfall (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Los Angeles. 1983. A storm is coming and it's name is crack. Set against the infancy of the crack cocaine epidemic and its ultimate radical impact on the culture as we know it, the story follows numerous characters on a violent collision course.
Style: realistic, cynical, rough, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealer, ghetto, cocaine, drugs, african american, drug dealing, drug, smuggling, crime, latinx lead, u.s. government, illegal drugs ...
Time: 80s, year 1983
Place: usa, los angeles, central america, south central los angeles, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Gangland Undercover (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: This drama series is a fictionalized retelling of the story of meth dealer-turned-ATF informant Charles Falco, who spent three years inside one of America's most dangerous motorcycle gangs, the Vagos. Although Falco originally took on the ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, captivating, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: motorcycle gang, working undercover, undercover, crimes, undercover agent, organized crime, gang, reenactment, outlaw, criminal, informant, drug dealer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, southern california, virginia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Unknown Hitman: The Story of El Cholo Adrián (2017)
Genre: Crime
Country: Mexico
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Based on real events, the fictional story of Mexican drug lord El Chato's number one hitman, El Cholo.
Style: exciting, captivating, tense
Plot: criminal, murderer, killer, drug cartel, hitman, outlaw gang, crimes, gang member, criminal gang, cartel, organized crime, drug smuggling ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 9.3
 304K
The Wire (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 59 min.
TV show
Story: Told from the points of view of both the Baltimore homicide and narcotics detectives and their targets, the series captures a universe in which the national war on drugs has become a permanent, self-sustaining bureaucracy, and distinctions between ...
Style: cynical, tense, clever, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: police detective, police investigation, urban ghetto life, fighting crime, drug dealing, drug lord, working undercover, crimes, life is a bitch, crime, shooting, organized crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: baltimore, maryland, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Pablo Escobar, The Drug Lord (2012)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Colombia
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Pablo Escobar: El Patrón del Mal is a 2012 Colombian television series produced and broadcast on Caracol TV, about the life of Pablo Escobar. It is only available in Spanish. There is a version available with English subtitles.
Style: realistic, rough, stylized, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: latinos, gangsters, dea, drug lord, organized crime, master criminal, terrorism, rise to the top, ambition, drug dealing, smuggling, criminal heroes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1950s, 50s
Place: colombia, latin america, panama
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Surviving Escobar - Alias JJ (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Colombia
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: As the Medellín Cartel crumbles, Pablo Escobar's No. 1 hit man struggles to stay alive and gain respect in the prison hierarchy.
Style: semi documentary, serious, tense, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: prison, murderer, criminal gang, faithfulness, drug cartel, enemy, bandit, mercenary, criminal, struggle for survival, friendship between men, brutality ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Loving Pablo (2017)
Genre: 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 cartel, drug lord, cocaine, latinx lead, journalist, drugs, murder, husband wife relationship, assassination, minister, lovers, congress ...
Time: 80s, 90s, year 1984, year 1989, year 1981 ...
Place: colombia, south america, latin america, florida, panama
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 8.3
 782K
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, mafia, drug lord, cocaine, mob boss, drug cartel, drug dealing, criminal heroes, rise and fall, gunfight, drug abuse, organized crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: miami, cuba, miami beach, usa, bolivia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 380
Chouf (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Chouf: It means “look” in Arabic, but it is also the name of the watchmen in the drug cartels of Marseille. Sofiane is 20. A brilliant student, he comes back to spend his holiday in the Marseille ghetto where he was born. His brother, a dealer, ...
Style: disturbing, captivating, tense, suspense
Plot: drug trade, drug traffic, drug dealer, teenage gang, street gang, revenge, ghetto, gang violence, revenge killing, death of brother, urban ghetto life, criminal gang ...
Time: 2010s
Place: marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Sin Senos Sí Hay Paraíso (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Colombia, USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: A young woman born in a mafia-controlled town seeks revenge on those who wrongfully harmed and imprisoned her family.
Style: tense, captivating
Plot: drug dealer, changing lives, romancing a criminal, teenage girl, gang, teenager, drug cartel, poverty, drug smuggling, organized crime, poor family, family problems ...
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30%
Godfather of Harlem (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: Loosely based on infamous crime boss Bumpy Johnson, who in the early 1960s returned from ten years in prison to find the neighborhood he once ruled in shambles. With the streets controlled by the Italian mob, Bumpy attempts to regain his piece of ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, disturbing, suspense, captivating
Plot: crime boss, bandit, gang, gang war, violence, gang leader, danger, power struggle, crimes, mafia, rivalry, vengeance ...
Place: harlem, harlem manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.7
 552
Dogwashers (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Colombia, Argentina
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When a narco past his prime refuses to pay a debt to an upstart, only a secret stash of money can save his men. But guess what the gardener just found?
Style: satirical, entertaining, humorous, captivating
Plot: drug dealer, drug lord, drug dealing, gang, satire, bandit, crime boss, gang leader, criminal, criminal gang, drugs
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.9
 599
Cannabis (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 312 min.
TV show
Story: When a boatload of cannabis belonging to Moroccan drug lord El Feo is hijacked, the robbery has repercussions stretching across three countries.
Style: suspense, rough, serious, brutal
Plot: marijuana, drug traffic, power struggle, manipulation, drug cartel, drug dealing, fight for supremacy, reality competition, drug lord, drug smuggling, bandit, drugs ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.3
 2K
Dom (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A father who never stopped fighting against drugs. A son who never stopped using them. Two sides of the same coin. Victor is a cop who has fought all his life to curb cocaine trafficking. His son is a drug addict who has become one of the most ...
Style: thought provoking, captivating, tense, suspense, disturbing
Plot: sex, war on drugs, father son relationship, drug traffic, drugs, cocaine, father son conflict, father son estrangement, relationship problems, estranged father, criminal, family problems ...
Time: 70s, 90s
Place: rio de janeiro, northeast brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 8.4
 22K
Warrior (2019)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A gritty, action-packed crime drama set during the brutal Tong Wars of San Francisco’s Chinatown in the second half of the 19th century. The series follows Ah Sahm, a martial arts prodigy who immigrates from China to San Francisco under mysterious ...
Style: exciting, atmospheric, brutal, captivating, intense
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: martial arts, business, corporation, rivalry, gang war, standoff, hand to hand combat, conflict, gang member, crimes, bandit, criminal gang ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.8
 129
The Dandy (2015)
Genre: Crime
Country: Mexico
TV show
Story: Inspired by the 1997 American drama Donnie Brasco, El Dandy tells the story of a law professor who has been hired by the Attorney General, to participate in a program of special operations, where you must infiltrate one of the most notorious drug ...
Style: suspense, tense, captivating
Plot: drug crime, criminal, war on drugs, mafia, moral dilemma, drug lord, drug bust, drug dealer, police officer, organized crime, drugs, crimes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%