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Once Upon a Time in Mumbai
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: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime, blind ambition, rise to the top, criminal heroes, ambition, rivalry, betrayal, crimes, rise and fall, uninhibited rivalry, cons and scams, mafia, crime boss, dishonesty, law enforcement, smuggling, suicide attempt, black market, thief, smuggler, wristwatch, premarital sex, falling in love, police officer ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: india, asia, bombay india, mumbai india
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and rough films with plots about crime, crimes, gangsters, criminal heroes, rivalry, dishonesty and gangster mostly in Drama, Action and Crime genres. Some movies like Once Upon a Time in Mumbai: Company (2002), Gunday (2014), Bullett Raja (2013), Rascals (2011), Singham Returns (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Duration: 155 min.
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Gunday
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Country: India
Duration: 152 min.
Story: Based in Calcutta during its most unsettled times in the 1970s, the film deals with the inseparable life of Bikram and Bala. The story of 2 boys, boys who became refugees. Refugees who became gun couriers. Gun Couriers who became coal bandits, coal ...
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Bullett Raja
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
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Rascals
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
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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
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Singham Returns
Genre: Action, 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 ...
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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 ...
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Agneepath
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 174 min.
Story: Vijay's father is brutally lynched by villagers after being framed by Kancha Cheena, and his family is forced to flee. The young Vijay vows revenge, and grows...
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Duration: 88 min.
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Cash
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Country: Italy
Duration: 171 min.
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Duration: 94 min.
Story: Leaving the poverty of his life in Shantung to seek fortune in Shanghai, The Boxer is instead drawn into a world of corruption, gang warfare and evil... Where his only protection is his famed fighting technique.
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System:   58%
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Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Tommy Gibbs is a tough kid, raised in the ghetto, who aspires to be a kingpin criminal. As a young boy, his leg is broken by a bad cop on the take, during a payoff gone bad. Nursing his vengeance, he rises to power in Harlem, New York. Angry at the ...
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Time: 20th century, 70s, 1950s
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System:   58%
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Shool
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Police Inspector Samar Pratap Singh is transferred to Motihari, in the Indian state of Bihar, along with his wife, Manjari and a daughter. He is honest and diligent and these attributes sets him up against his superior - the District Superintendent ...
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: asia, india
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The Seven-Ups
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A tough detective who is part of an elite New York City unit is trying to find out who killed his partner, but uncovers a plot to kidnap mobsters for money.
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, realistic, rough ...
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Rich and Famous
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: To pay off his debt as a gambler, a man drags his sister and step-brother into a life of crime and a violent war between rival gang lords.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
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System:   55%
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Family: Ties of Blood
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Duration: 150 min.
Story: The story is on the concept of karma and bad deeds. It follows Viren Sahai (Amitabh Bachchan), underworld don who rules over India. His son Abhir (Sushant Singh) is spoilt and believes he can do anything due to his father's power. When ...
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Rise of the Footsoldier
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama
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