Movies like The Counselor

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The Counselor (2013)
 5.4
 100K
The Counselor (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A lawyer finds himself in far over his head when he attempts to get involved in drug trafficking.
Style: cynical, talky, tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak, suspense, neo noir, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: femme fatale, cocaine, drug cartel, drug traffic, drug dealing, greed, crime gone awry, life turned upside down, crimes, nothing goes right, disorder, criminal heroes, brutality, betrayal, nihilism, lawyer, downfall, poetry, life philosophy, gratuitous violence, runaway, moral ambiguity, drug smuggling, police investigation, legal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: mexico, texas, usa, london, chicago illinois, amsterdam, tijuana mexico ...

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Most similar movies to The Counselor

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and rough films with plots about crimes, violence, brutality, murder, gun, storytelling and gangsters mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Counselor: Savages (2012), Training Day (2001), A Man Apart (2003), Blow (2001), No Country for Old Men (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.4
 129K
Savages (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Pot growers Ben and Chon face off against the Mexican drug cartel who kidnapped their shared girlfriend.
Style: twists and turns, rough, tense, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: drug dealing, crimes, rescue, marijuana, kidnapping, drug cartel, mob boss, friendship, ex military, woman in danger, drug lord, organized crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: southern california, california, usa, mexico, tijuana mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 424K
Training Day (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: On his first day on the job as a narcotics officer, a rookie cop works with a rogue detective who isn't what he appears.
Style: tense, realistic, neo noir, harsh, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, lone hero, gang member, african american, mentor, gunfight, corrupt cop, police brutality, rookie, drug dealer, war on drugs, latinos ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 47K
A Man Apart (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: When Vetter's wife is killed in a botched hit organized by Diablo, he seeks revenge against those responsible. But in the process, Vetter and Hicks have to fight their way up the chain to get to Diablo but it's easier said than done when ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone hero, vengeance, crimes, drug cartel, graphic violence, police officer, cocaine, machismo, vigilantism, organized crime, heroes, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, los angeles, usa, latin america, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 255K
Blow (2001)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
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: serious, captivating, atmospheric, emotional, depressing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug lord, drug addiction, drug abuse, drug dealing, rise and fall, drug cartel, drug use, gangsters, friendship, cocaine, blind ambition, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 60s, 50s, 90s ...
Place: colombia, california, latin america, usa, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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No Country for Old Men (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Llewelyn Moss stumbles upon dead bodies, $2 million and a hoard of heroin in a Texas desert, but methodical killer Anton Chigurh comes looking for it, with local sheriff Ed Tom Bell hot on his trail. The roles of prey and predator blur as the ...
Style: neo noir, tense, rough, bleak, serious ...
Plot: greed, hitman, sheriff, death, brutality, psychopath, human nature, crimes, track down, peril, stolen money, escape ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: texas, usa, mexico, latin america, el paso texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 5.3
 141K
Spring Breakers (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After four college girls rob a restaurant to fund their spring break in Florida, they get entangled with a weird dude with his own criminal agenda.
Style: stylized, sexual, sexy, disturbing, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: party, juvenile delinquency, best friends, youth, teenage life, lifestyle, society, satire, female friendship, strong sexual content, cocaine, summer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: florida, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.5
 5K
Pusher (2012)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In London, a drug dealer grows increasingly desperate over the course of a week after a botched deal lands him in the merciless clutches of a ruthless crime lord. The more desperate his behavior, the more isolated he becomes until there is nothing ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: crime gone awry, drug dealing, criminal heroes, on the run, nothing goes right, chase, disorder, gangsters, debt, drug dealer, violence, money problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: london, england, east end london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Killing Them Softly (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Jackie Cogan is an enforcer hired to restore order after three dumb guys rob a Mob protected card game, causing the local criminal economy to collapse.
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, rough, tense, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime gone awry, robbery, criminal, hitman, bandit, crimes, gambling, mafia, murder, poker, brutality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2008, 2000s, 70s
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana, florida, orlando florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller, Western
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: An American bartender and his prostitute girlfriend go on a road trip through the Mexican underworld to collect a $1 million bounty on the head of a dead gigolo.
Style: suspense, psychological, cynical, bleak, tense ...
Plot: bounty hunter, gunfight, brutality, murder, death, on the road, prostitute, bartender, revenge, dark humor, suitcase of money, obsessive quest ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 205K
Traffic (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, 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, war on drugs, drug dealer, drug abuse, addiction, drug cartel, organized crime, drug dealing, drug addiction, marijuana, drug traffic, fighting crime ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: mexico, ohio, washington d.c., latin america, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.9
 8K
Empire (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A big time drug dealer Victor Rosa is looking to get out of the game and sees his chance with a big deal with a new friend who happens to be a Wall St. stockbroker. Thinking this will be his chance to go out on top Victor soon finds out that he has ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: betrayal, vengeance, crimes, wall street, drug dealing, cons and scams, criminal heroes, going straight, violence, greed, pregnancy, organized crime ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, new york, bronx new york city, manhattan new york city, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.0
 22K
Red Rock West (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When a promised job for Texan Michael fails to materialise in Wyoming, Mike is mistaken by Wayne to be the hitman he hired to kill his unfaithful wife, Suzanne. Mike takes full advantage of the situation, collects the money and runs. During his ...
Style: neo noir, twists and turns, suspenseful, sexy, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, small town, unemployment, criminal, crimes, drifter, femme fatale, crime gone awry, gas station, mistaken identity, murder, betrayal ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, wyoming, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.7
 63K
Sabotage (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In "Sabotage", Arnold Schwarzenegger leads an elite DEA task force that takes on the world's deadliest drug cartels. When the team successfully executes a high-stakes raid on a cartel safe house, they think their work is done - until, ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, swat team, drug cartel, police investigation, crime scene, vengeance, brutality, crimes, tough law enforcer, dishonesty, hostage, strip club ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2014
Place: mexico, georgia, usa, atlanta, atlanta georgia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.6
 73K
Derailed (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When two married business executives having an affair are blackmailed by a violent criminal, they are forced to turn the tables on him to save their families.
Style: suspenseful, rough, surprise ending, serious, tense ...
Plot: blackmail, dangerous attraction, deception, infidelity, crimes, couples, family in danger, disorder, adultery, rape, dishonesty, extramarital affair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.1
 12K
One False Move (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Following a series of drug deals and murders, three criminals -- Fantasia, Ray Malcolm and Pluto -- travel from Los Angeles to Houston, finally arriving in a small Arkansas town to go into hiding. Two detectives from the LAPD, who are already on the ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, rough, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, crimes, police investigation, criminal heroes, law enforcement, femme fatale, on the run, dishonesty, siblings relations, murder, criminal, gunfight ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, arkansas, texas, louisiana, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Internal Affairs (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Keen young Raymold Avila joins the Internal Affairs Department of the Los Angeles police. He and partner Amy Wallace are soon looking closely at the activities of cop Dennis Peck whose financial holdings start to suggest something shady. Indeed Peck ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: police corruption, internal affairs, police investigation, manipulation, psychopath, crimes, yuppie, corrupt cop, law enforcement, rivalry, dishonesty, mind game ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.0
 42K
13 (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A naive young man assumes a dead man's identity and finds himself embroiled in an underground world of power, violence, and chance where men gamble behind closed doors on the lives of other men.
Style: bleak, psychological, serious, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: russian roulette, greed, gambling, murder, crimes, fish out of water, life is a bitch, society, social decay, police detective, drug overdose, game of death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, ohio, new york, midwest, delaware ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.6
 22K
Dark Blue (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Set during the Rodney King riots, a robbery homicide investigation triggers a series of events that will cause a corrupt LAPD officer to question his tactics.
Style: tense, captivating, serious, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police brutality, police corruption, rookie, police investigation, crimes, partners, fighting the system, crime and punishment, testimony, dishonesty, law enforcement, corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1992
Place: los angeles, usa, california, southern california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 7.6
 416K
Sicario (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico, Hong Kong
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A young female FBI agent joins a secret CIA operation to take down a Mexican cartel boss, a job that ends up pushing her ethical and moral values to the limit.
Style: realistic, neo noir, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: drug cartel, black ops, tough girl, cia, mercenary, moral dilemma, swat team, drug smuggling, u.s. mexico border, fbi agent, special agents, drug dealing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: mexico, usa, texas, tucson arizona, phoenix arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Best Laid Plans (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Rich, successful Bryce meets beautiful Lissa at a bar one night and invites her back to his house, not suspecting for a moment that Lissa isn't really who she seems. What unfolds next is a dangerous, tangled web of double-crosses and seduction.
Style: neo noir, twists and turns, suspenseful, cynical, suspense ...
Plot: crimes, crime gone awry, manipulation, cons and scams, disorder, dishonesty, nothing goes right, small town, couples, heist, betrayal, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, nevada, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Lucky Number Slevin (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, UK, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Slevin is mistakenly put in the middle of a personal war between the city’s biggest criminal bosses. Under constant watch, Slevin must try not to get killed by an infamous assassin and come up with an idea of how to get out of his current dilemma. ...
Style: surprise ending, neo noir, clever, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master criminal, mysterious character, disorder, mistaken identity, deception, crimes, hitman, mystery, mafia, scheme, revenge, organized crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1979, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Last Seduction (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Looking to escape her unhappy marriage, villainous femme fatale Bridget Gregory (Linda Fiorentino) convinces her husband, Clay (Bill Pullman), to sell cocaine, then steals the profits and runs out on him. She stops in a small town en route to ...
Style: sexy, erotic, neo noir, sexual, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: femme fatale, money, betrayal, couples, small town, dishonesty, crimes, cons and scams, power relations, disorder, bitch, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, miami, chicago illinois, dallas texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.6
 14K
The Business (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Spain
Duration: 97 min.
Story: During the '80s, a young man named Frankie dreams of escaping London's South East region, and his mother's thug of a boyfriend gives him just the opportunity. After beating up the abusive beau, Frankie runs off to Spain, where he ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, captivating, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealer, rise and fall, drug abuse, murder, femme fatale, drug dealing, on the run, ambition, drug cartel, friendship, crimes, gang ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: spain, colombia, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 6.6
 35K
New Jack City (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A gangster, Nino, is in the Cash Money Brothers, making a million dollars every week selling crack. A cop, Scotty, discovers that the only way to infiltrate the gang is to become a dealer himself.
Style: serious, captivating, tense, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang war, gangsters, gang, chase, urban ghetto, friendship, drug dealing, betrayal, crimes, addiction, rise and fall, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: harlem, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, turkey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Menace II Society (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Menace II Society is a coming of age tale detailing the summer after its protagonist Caine (Tyrin Turner) graduates from high school. This is Caine's story, which details real life in today's tough inner city.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, rough, bleak ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: urban ghetto life, street gang, african american, police brutality, crimes, hip hop, murder, friendship, juvenile delinquency, gunfight, coming of age, graduation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 70s, year 1993
Place: los angeles, california, usa, north america
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.5
 341K
Jackie Brown (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Jackie Brown is a flight attendant who gets caught in the middle of smuggling cash into the country for her gunrunner boss. When the cops try to use Jackie to get to her boss, she hatches a plan—with help from a bail bondsman—to keep the money ...
Style: talky, twists and turns, tense, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: greed, stewardess, smuggling, heist, airport, ex convict, racial slur, crimes, cons and scams, deal, deception, gangsters ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 8.5
 1.3M
The Departed (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 151 min.
Story: To take down South Boston's Irish Mafia, the police send in one of their own to infiltrate the underworld, not realizing the syndicate has done likewise. While an undercover cop curries favor with the mob kingpin, a career criminal rises ...
Style: captivating, twist ending, tense, surprise ending, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, crimes, mole, police, working undercover, organized crime, undercover cop, mind game, undercover, pride and honor, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa, taiwan, china, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.1
 41K
Narc (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, Canada, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An undercover narc dies, the investigation stalls, so the Detroit P.D. brings back Nick Tellis, fired 18-months ago when a stray bullet hits a pregnant woman. Tellis teams with Henry Oak, a friend of the dead narc and an aggressive cop constantly ...
Style: tense, bleak, twists and turns, cynical, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, drug overdose, undercover, police corruption, police brutality, child abuse, police investigation, investigation, drug addiction, drug dealing, police detective, police shootout ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.9
 19K
Kiss of Death (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Jimmy Kilmartin is an ex-con living in Astoria in the New York City borough of Queens, trying to stay clean and raising a family with his wife Bev. But when his cousin Ronnie causes him to take a fall for driving an illegal transport of stolen cars, ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, tense, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, betrayal, gangsters, organized crime, crimes, undercover agent, political corruption, against the odds, law enforcement, master criminal, partners against crime, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.1
 18K
Thursday (1998)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Casey has given up drug dealing for a suburban idyll in Houston, a job as an architect and a new wife. They are even planning to adopt a child. But Casey's past arrives on the doorstep in the shape of Nick, an old business partner. And all hell ...
Style: neo noir, surreal, suspenseful, witty, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: woman rapes man, dark humor, gangsters, hitman, cons and scams, crime gone awry, drug dealing, crimes, suburbs, adoption, heroin, architect ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%