Movies like Once Upon a Time in Mumbai

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Once Upon a Time in Mumbai (2010)
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Once Upon a Time in Mumbai (2010)
Original name: Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A tale of two gangsters from the eras of past and present, whose lives enter parallel paths as they struggle to survive within Bombay's criminal underworld.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, gangsters, smuggling, rivalry, rise and fall, crimes, law enforcement, cons and scams, thief, ambition, dishonesty, black market, rise to the top, criminal heroes, mafia, crime boss, gangster, suicide attempt, fall in love, organized crime, falling in love, crime, blind ambition, uninhibited rivalry, high maintenance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: india, mumbai india, asia, bombay india

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Most similar movies to Once Upon a Time in Mumbai

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious and exciting films with plots about crimes, criminal heroes, crime, rivalry, gangsters, gangster and dishonesty mostly in Drama, Action and Crime genres. Some movies like Once Upon a Time in Mumbai: Awarapan (2007), Company (2002), Rascals (2011), Bullett Raja (2013), Singham Returns (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Awarapan (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Awarapan is the story of man called Shivam (Emraan Hashmi) who searched for joy but found nothing but pain and loneliness. It is the journey of a godless heartbroken lover who in order to escape from the ghosts of his tragic past dedicates himself ...
Style: serious, bleak, rough, emotional, suspenseful ...
Plot: redemption, gangsters, hitman, love and romance, bollywood, fall in love, criminal heroes, romance, deadly, unfulfillment, crimes, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
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Company (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Mallik is a henchman of Aslam Bhai, a Mumbai underworld kingpin. He inducts local hothead Chandu into the gang, and the two of them soon form a formidable faction within the gang, eventually displacing Aslam. As the empire grows, however, the two of ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: gang war, organized crime, rivalry, gang, gangsters, criminal underworld, love and romance, criminal heroes, deadly, crimes, crime, vengeance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, hong kong, switzerland, mumbai india, asia ...
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Rascals (2011)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Rascals movie is a comedy about the joys of conning where Sanjay Dutt and Ajay Devgn play two cool competing conmen trying to out-scheme each other in consistently amusing and surprising setups. But when both fall for the same girl, the competition ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic
Plot: gangsters, crimes, cons and scams, disorder, friends, criminal heroes, buddies, dishonesty, danger, rivalry, bollywood, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Bullett Raja (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A common man who transforms into a gangster revolts against the very system he once obediently followed by declaring war on the police, the government, and the industrialists.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master criminal, vengeance, criminal's revenge, chase, criminal heroes, crimes, rise to the top, rivalry, ambition, gangsters, crime, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Singham Returns (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Singham Returns is an Indian action film directed by Rohit Shetty and produced by Reliance Entertainment. The sequel to the 2011 film Singham, actor Ajay Devgn reprises his role from the previous film, as well as co-producing the project, while ...
Style: semi serious, stylized, humorous, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bollywood, heroes, tough law enforcer, gangsters, tough heroes, dishonesty, crimes, rivalry, one man army, fighting crime, law enforcement, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
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Style (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Jeetendra Kumar Makwana is employed full-time at a Call Center and works part-time teaching English. He is recruited by an attractive young woman, Pooja, to teach her Hinglish-speaking boss, Bhaiyaji, English. Jeetendra agrees to do so, falls in ...
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Time: contemporary
Place: india, asia, mumbai india
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Last Tycoon (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Set in Shanghais Gangster era of the early 1900s, THE LAST TYCOON tells the tale of CHENG (Chow Yun-Fat), a young man who is set up by the chief of police (Sammo Hung) and must leave the life he knows and QIU (Monica Mok), the woman he loves, to ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 20th century, 20s, 30s, 1920s, 1930s ...
Place: china, asia, shanghai
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A Better Tomorrow (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: South Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, Thailand, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A Korean remake of the John Woo Classic. One brother is a criminal. One brother is a cop. Both will fight to the death.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, betrayal, family relations, siblings relations, family problems, vengeance, gang, danger, rivalry, criminal heroes, dishonesty, brother ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, thailand, south korea, north korea
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Gangster (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Simran drowns her misery in booze. Her one friend in Seoul, is Aakash, a singer in an Indian restaurant. One night, Simran tells Aakash of her past and the reasons for her loneliness. Originally a bar dancer in Mumbai, Simran is the girlfriend of a ...
Style: serious, touching, captivating, romantic, realistic ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 5.1
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Sinatra Club (2010)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Brutal and celebrated Mafia gangster John Gotti (Danny Nucci) schemes, shoves and murders his way to the top of that world in this gritty biography told from the perspective of Salvatore Polisi (Jason Gedrick), who owns the Sinatra Club, where ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, tense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 70s, 20th century
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Beyond the Trophy (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Two rival gangs in Los Angeles and Las Vegas, led by Gino (Robert Miano) and Cole (Michael Madsen), are vying for control. Danny (Michael Masini), an LAPD undercover police detective, goes deep into gangland to infiltrate one gang to bring down both.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting, twists and turns
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, las vegas, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Panjaa (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 156 min.
Story: The story begins in Kolkata and here the mafia don Bhagawan (Jackie shroff) is ruling the roost. He has a loyal aide in the form of Jai who keeps protecting him from many dangers.. Kulakarni (Atul Kulakarni) is the rival of Bhagavan. Jai has a ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Gangs of Wasseypur (2012)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
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Story: Shahid Khan is exiled after impersonating the legendary Sultana Daku in order to rob British trains. Now outcast, Shahid becomes a worker at Ramadhir Singh's colliery, only to spur a revenge battle that passes on to generations. At the turn of ...
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Madso's War (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
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Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 152 min.
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Style: exciting, serious, captivating, suspense, semi serious ...
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Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 180 min.
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Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
This Thing of Ours (2003)
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Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting
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⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Country: India
Duration: 137 min.
Story: 'Cash' is a high octane heist thriller set in Cape Town, South Africa.The film revolves around an ace con artist,(Ajay Devgan) who hires a set of top notch robbers (Esha Deol, Zayed Khan, Dia Mirza and Riteish Deshmukh) to steal a set of ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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54%
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Carlito's Way: Rise to Power (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Jay Hernandez (Friday Night Lights), Mario Van Peebles (Ali), Luis Guzmán (Carlito's Way) and Sean Combs (Monster's Ball) star in the gripping tale of the early years of gangster legend Carlito Brigante. Seduced by the power of the brutal ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, stylized, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: new york, usa, new york state
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53%
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Gangaajal (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 157 min.
Story: An SP Amit Kumar who is given charge of Tezpur police station in Bihar. The area is full of corruption, inefficiency, bribery, nepotism, favoritism and crime with help from the local police. Gradually Amit realizes that the local politician Sadhu ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 155 min.
Story: The story is about two Davids living in different parts of India whose lives eventually come together in a twist of events., who are about to take a step which is going to change their lives forever.
Style: exciting, captivating, serious, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: gangsters, love, musician, criminal heroes, crimes, love and romance, romance, hopes, village, multiple storylines, destiny, crime ...
Time: 70s, 21st century, 20th century, 90s, contemporary
Place: london, england, asia, india, goa india
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Jilla (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 185 min.
Story: A cop decides to take on his godfather, who raised him from childhood, and make him realize the error of his ways.
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, psychological, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.5
 2K
Fida (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Fida tells the story of Jai who one day happen to meet a young and beautiful woman called Neha and he falls in love with her at first sight.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, surprise ending
Plot: bank, robbery gone awry, fall in love, vengeance, buddies, best friends, redemption, heist, romance, love and romance, crimes, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The story of a group of friends in turn of the century New York, from their early days as street hoods to their rise in the world of organized crime...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, friendship, betrayal, murder, crimes, crime, vengeance, criminal heroes, tough heroes, blind ambition, dishonesty, organized crime ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 1910s
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Federal Protection (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: "Chop Chop" Frankie Carbone has made a career out of stealing cars for the mob in Chicago. An attempted assassination by a mob boss goes badly and Frankie retaliates, only to wind up in the hands of the Feds. Frankie agrees to testify ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, touching, exciting
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois, arkansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Dillinger and Capone (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In 1934, J. Edgar Hoover and the boys made headlines for mowing down John Dillinger in a hail of bullets outside Chicago's Biograph theater. But in fact, according to this Jon Purdy gangster thriller, the Feds iced Dillinger's brother. ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: gangsters, fighting crime, crimes, master criminal, bank robbery, dishonesty, folk hero, manhunt, crime gone awry, deadly, criminal's revenge, rivalry ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 30s, 20th century, 40s
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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The Uniform (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 174 min.
Story: Just as he is preparing for his daughter's wedding, a veteran policeman is assigned to a crack team transporting a Pakistani secret agent to trial.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic ...
Plot: terrorism, murder, muslim, law enforcement, crimes, danger, rivalry, dishonesty, vengeance, bollywood, small town life, small town ...
Time: contemporary
Place: india, asia, mumbai india
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Protect Protect (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 153 min.
Story: Kaakha Kaakha is a 2003 Tamil crime thriller film written and directed by Gautham Menon. The film released to highly positive reviews in August 2003 and went on to become the first Biggest Blockbuster in Suriya's career, and was considered a ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, vengeance, corrupt law enforcer, criminal's revenge, law enforcement, danger, criminal heroes, organized crime, murder, ransom, police officer, betrayal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.1
 2K
The Wee Man (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The true life story of the rise to power of Glasgow gangster Paul Ferris.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, rise and fall, rise to the top, frame up, vengeance, rivalry, crimes, life is a bitch, society, criminal's revenge, ambition, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 70s
Place: scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.2
 658
Street People (1976)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A Mafia boss is enraged when he is suspected of smuggling a heroin shipment into San Francisco. He dispatches his nephew, a hotshot Anglo-Sicilian lawyer, to identify the real culprit. The lawyer also enlists the aid of his best friend, a grand prix ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Plot: car chase, gangsters, driver, mafia, smuggling, betrayal, partners, drug dealing, dishonesty, crime, crimes, chases and races ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, san francisco, california, europe, sicily
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%