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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: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, betrayal, rise and fall, smuggling, suicide attempt, gangsters, crime, blind ambition, mafia, crime boss, rise to the top, criminal heroes, ambition, crimes, uninhibited rivalry, cons and scams, dishonesty, law enforcement, 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, suspenseful, serious and rough films with plots about crimes, crime, rivalry, criminal heroes, gangsters, dishonesty and gangster mostly in Drama, Action and Crime genres. Some movies like Once Upon a Time in Mumbai: Rascals (2011), Company (2002), Singham Returns (2014), Style (2008), Bullett Raja (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: kidnapping, cons and scams, crimes, bollywood, urban, dishonesty, love and romance, crime, rivalry, friends, disorder, buddies ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, india
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 8.0
 12K
Company (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 155 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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating, rough
Plot: organized crime, gang, betrayal, rivalry, gang war, vengeance, friendship, bollywood, criminal heroes, crime, crimes, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hong kong, switzerland, asia, europe, india ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
Singham Returns (2014)
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 ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, rough, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough law enforcer, tough heroes, bollywood, crimes, heroes, crime, law enforcement, rivalry, gangsters, one man army, fighting crime, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia
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84%
 3.9
 4K
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 ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, chase, murder, on the road, martial arts, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, crime, gang, gangsters, master criminal, crime gone awry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: india, asia, mumbai india
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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 5.0
 3K
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
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, criminal's revenge, gangsters, police officer, government official, master criminal, rise to the top, vengeance, criminal heroes, crimes, rivalry, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, india
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80%
 7.3
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Awarapan (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
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: bleak, serious, realistic, emotional, rough ...
Plot: redemption, hitman, crimes, gangsters, bollywood, crime, criminal heroes, fall in love, deadly, romance, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 7.7
 7K
Agneepath (1990)
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...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: murder, criminal's revenge, gang, crime, gangsters, uninhibited rivalry, bollywood, vengeance, frame up, criminal heroes, crimes, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: asia, india, mumbai india
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 7.2
 5K
Gangster (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, 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, realistic, surprise ending
Plot: pregnancy, gangsters, on the run, romance, couple relations, crime, love affair, crimes, love and romance, dancer's life, dangerous attraction, love triangle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, india, seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Gangs of Wasseypur (2012)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 321 min.
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 ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: gang, mafia, crime, gangsters, criminal heroes, vengeance, bollywood, crimes, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, dishonesty, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia, mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
International Khiladi (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 175 min.
Story: International Khiladi is a Hindi action thriller film released in 1999. The film is directed by Umesh Mehra and It stars Akshay Kumar and Twinkle Khanna in the lead roles. The film want to done moderately at the box office. News Reporter Payal ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, stylized ...
Plot: murder, gangsters, crime, partners against crime, investigation, hitman, bollywood, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, journalism, vengeance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 5.2
 528
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: mafia, smuggling, driver, car chase, criminal heroes, crime, gangsters, betrayal, investigation, track down, chases and races, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, california, europe, san francisco, sicily
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.3
 2K
David (2013)
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: rough, serious, epic, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: love, musician, crimes, gangsters, crime, destiny, criminal heroes, village, romance, hopes, love and romance, fisherman ...
Time: contemporary, 70s, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: asia, england, india, london, goa india
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 5.4
 650
Footpath (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 164 min.
Story: Footpath is a Hindi crime thriller film directed by Vikram Bhatt and released in 2003. The film stars Aftab Shivdasani, Rahul Dev, Bipasha Basu and marked the debut of Emraan Hashmi. The film failed to do well at the box office. This film is ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough
Plot: friendship, murder, gangsters, working undercover, school, bollywood, criminal heroes, crime, crimes, law enforcement, gang, partners against crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, new delhi
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.8
 2K
Shakti (1982)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 166 min.
Story: A scrupulously honest cop refuses kidnappers' demands at grave risk to the life of his son. The son is rescued but lives forever scarred by his father's willingness to sacrifice his own son for the sake of his principles. This works out to ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: kidnapping, criminal's revenge, gang, crime, gangsters, master criminal, chase, drug dealing, on the run, vengeance, mistaken identity, chases and races ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 3.4
 2K
Cash (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
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 ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Plot: heist, criminal's revenge, master criminal, crime, crime gone awry, forgery, cons and scams, criminal heroes, crimes, dishonesty, rivalry, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, asia, india, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Family: Ties of Blood (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
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 ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, kidnapping, vengeance, crimes, bollywood, rivalry, gangsters, hostages, crime, vigilantism, chases and races, confined ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, india, thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.5
 13K
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, bleak ...
Plot: terrorism, murder, muslim, vengeance, small town, bollywood, crimes, danger, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, india, mumbai india
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.7
 2K
Shool (1999)
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 ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: loss of daughter, crime, fighting crime, police corruption, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, rivalry, vigilantism, injustice, fighting the system, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Movie in collections
 7.9
 3K
The Pigeon (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 154 min.
Story: At an early age, Kishen, to provide a better life for himself and his younger brother Karan, entered the underworld. To prevent the same fate from happening to Karan, he sent him abroad, but before this had happened, Karan had fallen in love with ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: murder, assassination, friendship, criminal's revenge, gang, gangsters, bollywood, vengeance, siblings relations, crime, criminal heroes, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: asia, india, bombay india, new delhi
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime, criminal heroes, mafia, crimes, rivalry, gang, betrayal, dishonesty
Time: 20s, 30s, 20th century
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.6
 338
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, crime, criminal heroes, gangsters, gang leader, nightclub, drug abuse, heist, ambition, crimes, gang, rise to the top ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 8.2
 11K
Truth (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 170 min.
Story: A young man named Satya comes to Mumbai from South India in search of a job. Jailed for something he did not do, the once-honest young man meets an underworld boss, Bhiku Mhatre in jail and joins his gang.
Style: semi serious, clever, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: gang, crime boss, rivalry, gangsters, cult, mafia, bollywood, vengeance, crime, criminal heroes, romance, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, india, mumbai india
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Death Collector (1976)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A kid from the neighborhood goes to work for the Mafia as a collector.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, crime, criminal's revenge, gang, gangsters, tough law enforcer, crime gone awry, hitman, criminal heroes, crimes, kids in trouble, danger ...
Time: 70s
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Movie in collections
 2.1
 56K
Gunday (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
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 ...
Style: semi serious, stylized, exciting, serious, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, love triangle, two man army, coal, train robbery, friendship, gangsters, master villain, crime, tough heroes, bollywood, criminal heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.1
 9K
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: stylized, semi serious, realistic, exciting, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, criminal heroes, police, adopted son, godfather, gangsters, crime, parents and children, adoption, chases and races, danger, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Boxer from Shantung (1972)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
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.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gang, crime, gangsters, urban, master warrior, rise and fall, criminal heroes, crimes, rivalry, criminal's revenge, ambition ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1910s
Place: china, shanghai
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.4
 397
Ram and Belram (1980)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Crime
Country: India
Duration: 169 min.
Story: Ram and Balram are 2 young boys who live with their loving parents. Their scheming uncle, Jagatpal, however kills the boy's father and mother. Jagatpal lies to the boys that their parents have been killed in an accident and promises to raise ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic
Plot: orphan, vengeance, parents and children, school, estate, bollywood, siblings relations, cons and scams, college, criminal heroes, crime, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, twists and turns, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drugs/alcohol, gang, crime, gangsters, uninhibited rivalry, working undercover, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, rivalry, undercover, obsession ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Blood on the Streets (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Action
Country: France, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Marseille. Heaps of flowers and funeral wreaths... "A man who no longer defends his colors is no longer a man."
Style: serious, rough, realistic, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gory, crime, criminal's revenge, neo noir, gangsters, mafia, vengeance, criminal heroes, crimes, deadly, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.9
 8K
Mobsters (1991)
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: rough, serious, stylized, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, friendship, gangsters, crime, murder, gang, vengeance, historical figure, blind ambition, criminal heroes, ambition, crimes ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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