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Narcos: Mexico (2018)
 8.4
 56K
Narcos: Mexico (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 50 min.
Story: See the rise of the Guadalajara Cartel as an American DEA agent learns the danger of targeting narcos in 1980s Mexico.
Style: based on true events, atmospheric, captivating, exciting, intense
Plot: drug cartel, marijuana, crimes, business, undercover agent, corruption, cocaine, drug dealing, investigation, heroin, netflix, drug lord, tiger, propaganda, mariachi, storyteller
Time: 80s
Place: mexico, latin america

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, captivating, serious and suspenseful films and TV series with plots about crimes, crime, drug dealing, drug cartel, drugs, corruption and murder mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Narcos: Mexico: Narcos (2015), El Chapo (2017), Queen of the South (2016), Ozark (2017), Blow (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.8
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Narcos (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Colombia, Mexico
Duration: 49 min.
Story: The true story of Colombia's infamously violent and powerful drug cartels.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, captivating, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, drug cartel, drug dealing, drug dealer, smuggling, cartel, master criminal, crimes, rise to the top, politics, criminal heroes, illegal drugs ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, 90s, 70s
Place: colombia, latin america, mexico, south america, chile ...
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 7.8
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El Chapo (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 43 min.
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, atmospheric, factual, based on true events
Plot: cartel, drug lord, drug dealing, fight for supremacy, business, drug, drugs, danger, netflix
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Queen of the South (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico, Spain, Malta
Duration: 42 min.
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, drugs/alcohol, crimes, shooting, cartel, adventure, danger, vengeance, destiny, murder, chase, captivity ...
Place: mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 8.4
 170K
Ozark (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A financial adviser drags his family from Chicago to the Missouri Ozarks, where he must launder $500 million in five years to appease a drug boss.
Style: suspense, realistic, suspenseful, serious, bleak
Plot: money laundering, drug cartel, crimes, family relations, danger, rivalry, murder, netflix, violence, law enforcement, crime, survival ...
Place: mexico, missouri, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.6
 237K
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: atmospheric, serious, captivating, emotional, touching ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug lord, rise and fall, drug dealing, cocaine, drug cartel, drug abuse, drug addiction, drug use, gangsters, friendship, organized crime, ambition ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 90s, 50s, 80s ...
Place: california, latin america, mexico, usa, colombia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Lord of the Skies (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Mexico, Colombia
Duration: 60 min.
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, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug cartel, rise to the top, ambition, master criminal, drug lord, drug dealing, crimes, generosity, gang war, smuggling, gangsters, corruption ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: latin america, mexico
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 8.3
 722K
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, drug lord, cocaine, mafia, drug dealing, criminal heroes, gunfight, mob boss, drug cartel, rise and fall, drug abuse, organized crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: miami, cuba, usa, bolivia, colombia ...
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 7.6
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Kingpin (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Rule the family. Control the empire. A Change in power looms imminent in the drug cartel family.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug cartel, drug smuggling, crimes, drug dealing, family relations, police corruption, partners, rivalry, addiction, family life, drug abuse, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa, houston texas, mexico, thailand ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.0
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The Mule (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Earl Stone, a man in his 80s who is broke, alone, and facing foreclosure of his business when he is offered a job that simply requires him to drive. Easy enough, but, unbeknownst to Earl, he’s just signed on as a drug courier for a Mexican cartel. ...
Style: road movie, realistic, exciting, based on true events, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: drug cartel, drug trafficking, drug dealer, drug traffic, old man, money, ex husband ex wife relationship, drugs, police officer, pickup truck, truck, male protagonist ...
Time: year 2005, 2000s, year 1958, 2010s, year 2017
Place: mexico, texas, illinois, chicago illinois, new mexico ...
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 6.3
 17K
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 lord, drug cartel, cocaine, latinx lead, journalist, murder, husband wife relationship, assassination, drugs, minister, lovers, prison ...
Time: 80s, 90s, year 1993, year 1992, year 1981 ...
Place: colombia, south america, latin america, panama, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Preppie Connection (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Puerto Rico, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A student at a private school uses his connections to establish a drug trafficking network.
Style: captivating, tense, psychological, suspense
Plot: student, prison, jealousy, drug dealing, cocaine, teenager, marijuana, high school, drug dealer, love, murder, crimes ...
Time: 21st century
Place: colombia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 8.0
 9K
Snowfall (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
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, cocaine, drugs, drug dealing, ghetto, drug, crime, smuggling, illegal drugs, latinx lead, u.s. government, crimes ...
Time: 80s, year 1983
Place: usa, los angeles, central america, nicaragua, california ...
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 6.8
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Heli (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Mexico, Netherlands, Germany, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Heli must try and protect his young family when his 12-year-old sister inadvertently involves them in the brutal drug world. He must battle against the drug cartel that have been angered as well as the corrupt police force.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, atmospheric, tense ...
Plot: drug cartel, crimes, cocaine, drug dealing, gang, corrupt law enforcer, kids in trouble, urban ghetto life, small town, society, factory worker, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
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City on a Hill (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: In early 90s Boston, an African-American District Attorney comes in from Brooklyn advocating change and forms an unlikely alliance with a corrupt yet venerated FBI veteran invested in maintaining the status quo. Together they take on a family of ...
Style: atmospheric, bleak, captivating, exciting
Plot: law enforcement, corruption, investigation, crime, district attorney, danger, crimes, gang, justice, escapades, racism, smuggling ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 8.2
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Power (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
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: drug dealing, nightclub, nightlife, money laundering, ambition, crimes, business venture, organized crime, double life, success, temptation, nightclub owner ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.9
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Keisari Aarnio (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 60 min.
Story: When Jari Aarnio was younger, he was honored as ‘Police Officer of the Year’, and quickly became Chief of the Narcotics Squad. The Squad boasted quick results and flashy confiscations. Aarnio’s reputation as a hero cop grew when he used a pair ...
Style: based on true events
Plot: police corruption, drug cartel, drug ring, prosecutor, judge, jail, investigative journalism, newspaper, investigative journalist, the underworld, prosecution, prison ...
Time: 2010s
Place: helsinki finland, finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
King & Maxwell (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Sean King and Michelle Maxwell aren't your typical pair of private investigators. As discredited Secret Service agents, their unique skills often give them a leg up on suspects and conventional law enforcement. He's charming and always one ...
Style: exciting, realistic, captivating, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, secret service, fbi, crimes, partners against crime, investigation, intrigue, investigator, lawyer, suspicion, resourceful, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Escape at Dannemora (2018)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 440 min.
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Style: based on true events, captivating, atmospheric, melancholic, twists and turns
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 7.6
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The Bridge (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 43 min.
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Style: tense, serious, atmospheric, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug cartel, serial killer, police detective, social problems, policewoman, police investigation, partners, corruption, victim, riddles and clues, mind game, marital problem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Gringo (2018)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Australia, USA, Mexico
Duration: 111 min.
Story: An American businessman with a stake in a pharmaceutical company that's about to go public finds his life is thrown into turmoil by an incident in Mexico.
Style: feel good, exciting, semi serious, funny, absurd ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: drug cartel, american abroad, interracial friendship, fake kidnapping, marijuana, car chase, gunfight, kidnapping, business, danger, pharmacist, police officer killed ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 8.5
 718
Blue Murder (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 198 min.
Story: Detective Sergeant Roger "The Dodger" Rogerson got fame because he knew how to take care of most dangerous and violent criminals. His success was, however, also due to the sinister alliance with violent underworld figures like Neddy Smith ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, prostitute, police detective, deadly, rise and fall, fighting crime, law enforcement, partners against crime, criminal heroes, drug dealing, dishonesty, society ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 9.5
 1.4M
Breaking Bad (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 49 min.
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: clever, captivating, tense, serious, psychological ...
Plot: drug dealing, drug lord, master criminal, life is a bitch, life turned upside down, crimes, family problems, unlikely partners, teacher, drug cartel, peril, desperation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new mexico, usa, albuquerque new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Cocaine Coast (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 95 min.
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: realistic, intense, atmospheric, captivating, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: money laundering, drug smuggling, drug addiction, drugs, cocaine, drug use, political corruption, drug dealing, organized crime, gangsters, friendship, drug ...
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
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Style: captivating, serious, tense, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: dna, murder, police investigation, law enforcement, inventions and discoveries, crimes, police, dna testing, friendship, small town, crime, manhunt ...
Time: 80s, year 1984, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 8.2
 22K
Animal Kingdom (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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Style: exciting, captivating, tense, twists and turns
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, mother son relationship, criminal, crime family, crimes, dysfunctional family, danger, escapades, drugs/alcohol, gay brother, family conflict, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: southern california, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.6
 193K
Traffic (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico, Germany
Duration: 147 min.
Story: An exploration of the United States of America's war on drugs from multiple perspectives. For the new head of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, the war becomes personal when he discovers his well-educated daughter is abusing cocaine ...
Style: bleak, realistic, tense, thought provoking, clever ...
Plot: drug lord, addiction, marijuana, drug cartel, drug abuse, organized crime, drug traffic, drug dealer, drug dealing, profanity, family problems, fighting crime ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: mexico, ohio, washington d.c., latin america, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
10-8: Officers on Duty (2003)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: 10-8: Officers on Duty is an American police drama television series. The series aired on ABC from September 28, 2003 to January 11, 2004. The title is in reference to the ten-code for "officer in service and available for calls."
Style: serious, exciting, captivating, rough, realistic
Plot: fighting crime, police detective, workplace situations, law enforcement, crimes, partners against crime, workplace, police station, deputy sheriff, chase, crime, interracial relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.8
 2K
Wiseguy (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Vinnie Terranova does time in a New Jersey penitentiary to set up his undercover role as an agent for the OCB (Organized Crime Bureau) of the United States. His roots in a traditional Italian city neighborhood form the underlying dramatic base ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, atmospheric, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new jersey, usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 8.2
 10K
ZeroZeroZero (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 60 min.
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: cocaine, mafia, drug smuggling, italian mafia, drug dealer, drug cartel, drug trade, drug dealing, drug smuggler, brutality, cartel, weapons fire ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.0
 438
The Bridge (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Bridge was a Canadian police drama commissioned by CTV and CBS starring Aaron Douglas. The name of the series is derived from the bridge which connects the wealthy Rosedale neighborhood of Toronto with one of its poorest, St. James Town. The ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: police, crimes, law enforcement, workplace situations, fighting crime, workplace, partners, police officer, investigation, dirty cop, police chief, lesbian ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: toronto ontario canada, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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