Movies and TV shows like Snowfall

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Snowfall (2017)
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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, rough, cynical, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealer, ghetto, cocaine, african american, drugs, drug dealing, u.s. government, smuggling, illegal drugs, latinx lead, gangsters, crimes, criminal heroes, violence, blind ambition, dea, desperation, teenager, cia, politics, conspiracy, neighborhood, corruption, government conspiracy, drug smuggling ...
Time: 80s, year 1983
Place: usa, los angeles, california, nicaragua, south central los angeles, central america

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Most similar movies to Snowfall

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and rough films and TV series with plots about crimes, drugs, drug dealing, drug dealer, gangsters, organized crime and criminal mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Snowfall: Power (2014), Narcos (2015), Breaking Bad (2008), The Sopranos (1999), Weeds (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Power (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: James “Ghost” St. Patrick has it all: a beautiful wife, a gorgeous Manhattan penthouse, and the hottest, up-and-coming new nightclub in New York. His club, Truth, caters to the elite: the famous and infamous boldface names that run the city that ...
Style: captivating, tense, realistic, serious
Plot: nightclub, drug dealing, ambition, nightlife, money laundering, double life, organized crime, crimes, drug lord, sexual activity, nightclub owner, businessman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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81%
 8.8
 403K
Narcos (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Colombia
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 dealer, drug dealing, cartel, smuggling, master criminal, rise to the top, crimes, illegal drugs, cia agent, politics ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, 90s
Place: colombia, latin america, panama, mexico, miami ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 9.5
 1.7M
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, crimes, drug lord, master criminal, family problems, double life, drug dealer, drug cartel, life turned upside down, ambition, unlikely partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new mexico, albuquerque new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 9.2
 370K
The Sopranos (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: The Sopranos is an American television drama created by David Chase. The series revolves around the New Jersey-based Italian-American mobster Tony Soprano and the difficulties he faces as he tries to balance the conflicting requirements of his home ...
Style: serious, cynical, psychological, clever, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, mafia, dark humor, criminal heroes, killings, crimes, family relations, family life, mob boss, ambition, psychiatrist ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new jersey, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 8.0
 108K
Weeds (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
TV show
Story: Weeds is an American dark comedy-drama series created by Jenji Kohan. The central character is Nancy Botwin, a widowed mother of two boys who begins selling cannabis to support her family after her husband dies suddenly of a heart attack. Over the ...
Style: humorous, cynical, witty, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: marijuana, dysfunctional family, drug dealing, drug dealer, stoners, family life, single mother, suburbs, single parent, eccentric family, unlikely criminals, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 8.2
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ZeroZeroZero (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
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, cartel, cocaine, mafia, drugs, drug dealer, drug dealing, drug trade, drug smuggler, drug smuggling, brutality ...
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100%
 8.4
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Traffik (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 315 min.
TV show
Story: Traffik is a 1989 British television serial about the illegal drugs trade. Its three stories are interwoven, with arcs told from the perspectives of Afghan and Pakistani growers and manufacturers, German dealers, and British users. It was nominated ...
Style: serious, thought provoking, tense, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: heroin, drug dealer, smuggling, drug abuse, crimes, politics, police corruption, fighting the system, organized crime, price of justice, rules and policies, down on your luck ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, england, germany, london, pakistan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Cocaine Coast (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 95 min.
TV show
Story: It takes place in the Galicia (Spain) of the 80s, when the fishing sector was transformed and many of the shipowners became indebted. This situation will be favorable for the start of activities such as contraband and drug trafficking.
Style: intense, realistic, serious, captivating, atmospheric
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug smuggling, money laundering, drugs, cocaine, drug addiction, drug use, political corruption, drug dealing, organized crime, war on drugs, gangsters, moral ambiguity ...
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.8
 138K
Boyz n the Hood (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Boyz n the Hood is the popular and successful film and social criticism from John Singleton about the conditions in South Central Los Angeles where teenagers are involved in gun fights and drug dealing on a daily basis.
Style: tense, thought provoking, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: urban ghetto life, african american, street gang, hip hop, juvenile delinquency, ghetto, gang, poverty, rapper, friendship, teenage life, tragic event ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, year 1991, year 1984
Place: los angeles, california, usa, south central los angeles, cuba ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 12K
Paid in Full (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Ace is an impressionable young man working for a dry cleaning business. His friend, drug dealer Mitch goes to prison. In an unrelated incident, he finds some cocaine in a pants pocket. Soon, Ace finds himself dealing cocaine for Lulu. Via lucky ...
Style: tense, rough, disturbing, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: urban ghetto life, drug dealing, gang, rise and fall, urban ghetto, organized crime, street gang, street life, cocaine, social decay, criminal heroes, friends ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1986
Place: harlem, new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.3
 810K
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, drug abuse, rise and fall, gunfight, ambition ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: miami, cuba, miami beach, usa, bolivia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Blue Hill Avenue (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A child of a middle class home with solid moral values is lured into a world of crime and corruption.
Style: rough, realistic, bleak, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, friends, betrayal, police investigation, gang, urban ghetto life, juvenile delinquency, fighting crime, police corruption, working undercover, city life, going straight ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Black Donnellys (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Meet the Donnelly brothers: Tommy, Jimmy, Kevin and Sean. There is nothing these four Irish brothers wouldn't do to protect each other, and for them that means lying, cheating, stealing and, occasionally, calling the cops. Narrated by wannabe ...
Style: captivating, rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, mafia, murder, crimes, vengeance, blind ambition, family business, dishonesty, rivalry, gang, criminal heroes, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 17K
Graceland (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Somewhere in Southern California, in a drug raid run by the US government, a beachfront property was seized and turned into a residence for undercover cops. They are all top agents of the DEA, FBI, and Customs and they are living in this house ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: working undercover, fbi, special agents, rookie, coworker, crimes, fighting crime, young man, undercover, drug dealer, temperamental, verbal byplay ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Public Morals (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Set in the early 1960's in New York City's Public Morals Division, where cops walk the line between morality and criminality as the temptations that come from dealing with all kinds of vice can get the better of them.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, rough, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, moral dilemma, partners against crime, crimes, law enforcement, partners, temptation, gangsters, human
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
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Dragnet (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Sgt. Joe Friday and his partner Frank Smith methodically investigate crimes in Los Angeles.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, police investigation, fighting crime, partners against crime, law enforcement, crimes, society, police, crime investigation, tough law enforcer, propaganda, lapd ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.4
 81K
Narcos: Mexico (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: 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, captivating, exciting, intense, suspense ...
Plot: drug cartel, marijuana, crimes, corruption, cocaine, business, drug dealing, undercover agent, drug dealer, drug lord, organized crime, tiger ...
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.9
 6K
Narco Sub (2021)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A man will become a criminal to save his family. Director: Shawn Welling Writer: Derek H. Potts Stars: Tom Vera, Tom Sizemore, Lee Majors |
Style: exciting, tense, suspenseful, suspense, disturbing ...
Plot: criminal, drug cartel, criminal heroes, navy, cia, dea, submarine, cartel, sex trafficking, kidnapping, drugs, armed forces ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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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: disturbing, captivating, tense, suspense
Plot: drug cartel, drug lord, war on drugs, drug dealer, drug dealing, drugs, cartel, crime boss, criminal, organized crime, drug traffic, partners in crime ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Road Dogz (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: "Boyz N the Hood" meets "Blood In, Blood Out" in this gritty tale of life on the streets of East L.A. Danny (Jacob Vargas), Alfonso (Greg Serano) and Raymo (Clifton Collins Jr.) are lifelong friends who have spent their days ...
Style: tense, rough, suspenseful, suspense, tragic ending
Plot: ghetto, ex convict, murder, criminal, tragedy, friend, money, robbery, drug dealer, coming of age, latinx lead, bad guy ...
Place: los angeles, california
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27%
 6.5
 3K
Wicked City (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: “Wicked City” follows a unique case set in a noteworthy era of L.A. history, starting with a murder case from 1982 centered on the rock ’n’ roll, cocaine-infused revelry of the Sunset Strip. Alliances are formed to solve a serial murder case.
Style: suspense, captivating, tense, realistic, erotic
Plot: serial killer, police, murder investigation, murder, police detective, crimes, violence, friendship, couples, uncover truth, lapd, killer ...
Time: 80s, year 1982
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Romanzo criminale - La serie (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
TV show
Story: Romanzo Criminale – La serie - is a television series Italian based on the eponymous novel by judge Giancarlo De Cataldo, and it is the second adaptation of the film Romanzo Criminale directed by Michele Placido. The first series quickly achieved ...
Style: serious, captivating, rough, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: gang, organized crime, criminal heroes, gangsters, crimes, law enforcement, drug dealing, mafia, police detective, dishonesty, violence, drugs ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, 90s
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, suspense, disturbing, entertaining, tense ...
Plot: criminal, crimes, cocaine, drug lord, drug dealer, organized crime, crime boss, bandit, drugs, disorder, murder, escapades ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 8.6
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The Corner (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 376 min.
TV show
Story: The Corner presents the world of Fayette Street using real names and real events. The miniseries tells the true story of men, women and children living amid the open-air drug markets of West Baltimore. It chronicles a year in the lives of ...
Style: serious, emotional, rough, realistic, bleak
Plot: rehabilitation, addiction, drug dealing, heroin, drug abuse, social decay, lifestyle, teenage life, life is a bitch, going straight, juvenile delinquency, african american ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.5
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Crack House (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Rick and Melissa are a pair of young lovers hoping to get out of the slums for good and escape the poverty and crime their families and friends have gotten involved in. All this comes to an end when Rick feels he must rejoin his old gang to avenge ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, nudity (full frontal - brief), drug dealing, rape victim, poverty, urban ghetto, strong violent content, graphic violence, high school, against the odds, drug abuse, teenage life ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.6
 3K
The Mack (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Goldie returns from five years at the state pen and winds up king of the pimping game. Trouble comes in the form of two corrupt white cops and a crime lord who wants him to return to the small time.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, stylized, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prostitute, pimp, urban ghetto, crimes, gangsters, life is a bitch, society, rise and fall, law enforcement, criminal's revenge, dishonesty, rivalry ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, usa, oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Children of Times Square (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An alienated teenage boy runs away from home and ventures to New York City where he falls in with a gang of juvenile delinquents working as drug dealers and pickpockets for a shady crime boss.(IMDB)
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak, rough
Plot: gang, juvenile delinquent, drug dealer, runaway, urban ghetto life, city life, social decay, teenage life, rich and poor, tough heroes, urban ghetto, kids in trouble ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Thicker Than Water (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In Los Angeles, two rival gang leaders are also trying to be music producers. When DJ's equipment shorts out and Lonzo is cut out of the action by a record producer, the two join forces, which also requires a tentative peace between gangs. With ...
Style: realistic, serious, cynical, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, drug dealing, hip hop, drug abuse, city life, urban ghetto life, life is a bitch, gangsters, crimes, society, partners, ambition ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, new orleans, usa, california, south central los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.1
 11K
Belly (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Tommy Brown and Sincere are best friends as well as infamous and ruthless criminals and shot-callers in the hood. Respected by many but feared by all. As the police are closing in on them and new players are looking for a come up, will their reign ...
Style: stylized, realistic, serious, bleak, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: urban ghetto life, gangsters, crimes, friends, criminal heroes, going straight, drug dealing, buddies, life is a bitch, rise and fall, lifestyle, ambition ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, jamaica, new jersey
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26%
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: captivating, suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug cartel, rise to the top, master criminal, ambition, drug lord, gangsters, generosity, crimes, smuggling, drug dealing, gang war, money laundering ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%