Movies like Once Upon a Time in London

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Once Upon a Time in London (2019)
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Once Upon a Time in London (2019)
Genre: Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Billy Hill and Jack 'Spot' Comer were among the most notorious criminals in London up until the 1950s. Dramatising the violent reign of two of London's most notorious gangsters, Billy Hill (Leo Gregory) and Jack 'Spot' Comer (Terry Stone), ONCE UPON A TIME IN LONDON charts the legendary rise and fall of a nationwide criminal empire that lasted until the mid-fifties and which paved the way for the notorious Kray Twins and The Richardsons. This is the story of their rise and fall.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, criminal, rivalry, crimes, vengeance, gang, family relations, crime boss, violent, racketeer, blackmail, deadly, legendary, twins, mistress, prison, prostitute, world war two, jewish, torture, prostitution, hospital, robbery, nightclub, organized crime ...
Time: year 1939, 1940s, 1930s
Place: london

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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 crimes, crime, gangsters, gang, rivalry, criminal heroes and deadly mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Once Upon a Time in London: The Big I Am (2010), The Divine Move (2014), Jack Falls (2011), The Fall of the Essex Boys (2013), Ten Dead Men (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Big I Am (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A cruel twist of fate catapults small time crook Mickey Skinner into the big league, as head of a brutal London gang poised on the brink of a lucrative human-trafficking deal.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, tense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, gangsters, dishonesty, criminal heroes, drugs/alcohol, crimes, rivalry, deadly, unfulfillment, rise and fall, ambition, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
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The Divine Move (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: South Korea
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Professional baduk (go) player Tae-seok loses a high-stakes game to infamous underground gambler Sal-soo, and ends up framed for the murder of his own brother and locked up in prison. He vows revenge and trains ferociously. After serving his ...
Style: exciting, rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, gangsters, vengeance, dishonesty, rivalry, deadly, crimes, murder, prison, violence, graphic violence, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea
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Jack Falls (2011)
Genre: Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Former undercover police officer Jack Adleth returns to London seeking those who tried to have him killed in Amsterdam.
Style: serious, tense, neo noir, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, crimes, vengeance, assassination attempt, rivalry, danger, haunted by the past, police corruption, law enforcement, crime boss, deadly, survival ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, london
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The Fall of the Essex Boys (2013)
Genre: Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The rise and fall of the Essex Boys gang - the drugs, the violence and, of course, the murders. The real story is the most shocking of all.
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious, tense
Plot: murder, drug dealing, gangsters, gang, crimes, police investigation, rise and fall, fighting crime, law enforcement, who done it, police, informant ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1995, 20th century, 1990s ...
Place: england, united kingdom, amsterdam, netherlands
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76%
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Ten Dead Men (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: You can’t outrun your past. That is the extremely painful lesson that Ryan (Brendan Carr)is learning right now, as spectres of his past life of crime have returned to haunt him, destroying the only person he holds dear, and nearly killing him in ...
Style: exciting, serious, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: martial arts, crimes, vengeance, gangsters, danger, betrayal, rivalry, murder, haunted by the past, starting over, chase, gory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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Anti-Social (2015)
Genre: Crime
Country: Hungary, UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Central London, today; Dee is an anarchic street-artist confronting the system, Marcus is an armed robber on a jewellery store crime-wave. For the two brothers, being Anti-Social is a way of life.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating, tense
Plot: heist, crimes, gang, siblings relations, family relations, criminal heroes, dishonesty, interracial, street art, the underworld, gang rape, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe
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Essex Boys (2000)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Billy has just scored an entry-level position with the local crime cartel. His first job is to mind Jason, a newly released thug with a vicious temper. Jason thinks it's his job to teach Billy about crime, drugs and women. Little does he know ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, drug dealer, police, murder, gang, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes, ambition, vengeance, deadly, rivalry, rise and fall ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, england
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Bonded by Blood (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In 1995, drug suppliers and career criminals Tony Tucker, Patrick Tate and Craig Rolfe were blasted to death by a shot gun whilst waiting in a Range Rover in Rettendon, Essex. The film charts their rise to become the most prolific dealers and feared ...
Style: tense, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, rise and fall, rivalry, drug dealing, ambition, partners, deadly, gangsters, betrayal, crimes, dishonesty, vengeance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, england
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Billa 2 (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 129 min.
Story: David Billa a refugee comes to Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu and his journey begins into crime. Initially he starts as a local diamond smuggler. He eventually meets Abbasi, an underworld don in Goa and helps him out in a deal and wins his favor. For one ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, exciting
Plot: gangsters, criminal, fighting crime, danger, deadly, gang, partners against crime, crimes, criminal's revenge, vigilantism, battles, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: goa india, georgia
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The Krays (1990)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The Krays is a film based on the lives and crimes of the British gangsters Ronald and Reginald Kray, twins who are often referred to as The Krays and were active in London in the 1960s.
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: gangsters, twins, murder, family relations, world war two, gang, crime, crimes, lookalikes, couples, siblings relations, parents and children ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, 50s, 1950s ...
Place: london, england, europe
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My Kingdom (2001)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: Italy, UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A powerful dynasty, headed by a charismatic, manipulative father, falls when he decides to hand over his criminal empire to his three corrupt and power-hungry daughters. Kath runs a brothel down by the docks, Tracy owns a soccer team and Jo, a ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: rivalry, vengeance, murder, parents and children, family relations, betrayal, drug dealing, dishonesty, deadly, prostitute, crime, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, england
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Shiner (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The past catches up with a ruthlessly ambitious boxing promoter.
Style: suspenseful, tense, rough, realistic, serious
Plot: ambition, gang, athlete's life, vengeance, crimes, rivalry, gangsters, dishonesty, crime, down on your luck, boxing, promoter ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, england, london
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66%
Rise of the Footsoldier (2007)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Rise of the Footsoldier follows the inexorable rise of Carlton Leach from one of the most feared generals of the football terraces to becoming a member of a notorious gang of criminals who rampaged their way through London and Essex in the late ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang war, drug abuse, betrayal, police investigation, gang, partners in crime, drug lord, dishonor among criminals, vicious, rivalry, criminal heroes, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Graveyard of Honor (1975)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: Japan
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A look at the life of renegade yakuza, Rikio Ishikawa, particularly the years from 1946 to 1950 when his violent antics get him in trouble with his own clan, Kawada, and then with the clan of his protector, Kozaburo Imai. In these years, he can rely ...
Style: rough, gloomy, suspenseful, stylized, bleak ...
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Time: 1940s, 20th century, 50s, 40s
Place: tokyo, asia, japan
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Baseline (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The Baseline is the centre of the East London grime club scene and the queue regularly stretches around the block. Danny works on the door - breaking up fights and managing drunk kids. However, when he rescues Terry, the club owner and local gang ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, captivating, tense, exciting ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england
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Gangster (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Antonio Moro works for gangster boss Thomas Steel. He lives happily with his girlfriend Tanya who is expecting their child. Antonio's future looks bright, until one evening when he is ordered to kill a person who is close to all of them.
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, twists and turns, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: gangsters, criminal heroes, crimes, siblings relations, moral dilemma, love and romance, assassination, law enforcement, deadly, love affair, family relations, criminal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, eastern europe
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57%
Force of Execution (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Seagal stars as mob kingpin Mr. Alexander, an old-school boss who rules his criminal empire with both nobility and brutality. For a simple prison hit, he sends his best enforcer and protégé Roman Hurst (Foster). When the hit goes wrong, Hurst is ...
Style: rough, exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, drug dealing, crime boss, hitman, tough heroes, danger, going straight, criminal heroes, organized crime, prison, prisoner, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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54%
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One Eyed King (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Residents of Manhattan's Hell's Kitchen attempt to balance family and friendship against the harsh street life that unfolds around them
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: gangsters, gang, crimes, crime, gangster, irish american, irish mob
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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53%
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Born to Be King (2000)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Triad member Chicken is designated by Taiwan's San Luen Gang to marry Nanako, the daughter of the fifth generation leader of the Yamada Gang in Japan. Later, the leader of the triad group gets murdered. Actually, all the San Luen Gang members ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, gang, gangsters, rivalry, master criminal, vengeance, crimes, partners, good versus evil, friends, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: japan, taiwan, hong kong, china
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52%
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Pimp (2010)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A week in the life of Woody; a Soho pimp, as seen through the eyes of concealed documentary cameras: A week which spirals brutally out of control.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: pimp, gangsters, danger, crimes, prostitute, nothing goes right, disorder, drugs/alcohol, profanity, sexual content, crime, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
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52%
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Terry (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: In the summer of 2009, Charlie Ruez made a documentary. 6 months later the footage was seized for evidence by the Metropolitan Police Department. In 2010, the footage was released.
Style: disturbing, rough, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: crimes, law enforcement, gangsters, deadly, gang, drug dealing, drug abuse, murder, violence spree, swashbuckler, sexual content, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
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51%
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B.U.S.T.E.D (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Everybody Loves Sunshine (released in the United States as B.U.S.T.E.D.), is a 1999 British independent film written and directed by Andrew Goth, and starring Rachel Shelley, David Bowie and Goldie. In the Pepperhill Estate of Manchester, an ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, rivalry, hopes, crimes, drug dealing, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, crime, going straight, gang, friends, strong violent content ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe
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Rainy Dog (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A Japanese assassin stranded in Taiwan must take work from a local crime boss to make ends meet when suddenly a woman from his past delivers a son to him.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, neo noir
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, prostitute, gang, introspection, parents and children, vengeance, family relations, crimes, crime, deadly, mute or deaf, gangsters ...
Time: 90s
Place: taiwan, asia, taipei
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Real Gangsters (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Real Gangsters tells the story of the Lo Giacamo family, one of the most successful crime syndicates in New York City. Run by cousins Vincent Lo Giacamo and Jack Lo Giacamo, Real Gangsters shows how these two men maintain control of their dangerous ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crimes, rivalry, family relations, rise and fall, family business, ambition, unfulfillment, danger, organized crime, criminal, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Black Godfather (1974)
Genre: Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The heroes in The Black Godfather are members of an African-American criminal organization. Like Brando in The Godfather, they're not averse to robbery and murder, but they do draw the line at narcotics. When the Mafia infiltrates the ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, dishonesty, fighting crime, undercover, crimes, law enforcement, crime, rising to stardom, criminal heroes, gangsters, deadly, rise and fall ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
One Nite in Mongkok (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Hong Kong nihilism. December 22, a street quarrel leads to the death of a gang leader's son. Next day, he seeks revenge on his brother, a rival boss. He calls on Liu, a fixer, to import a hit man from the mainland. Lai Fu, a tough and youthful ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, atmospheric, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, murder, gang war, hitman, vengeance, rivalry, crimes, gang, deadly, law enforcement, prostitute, manhunt ...
Time: contemporary
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.1
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Street Mobster (1972)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: Japan
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The Japanese yakuza films certainly have a well-earned reputation of being violent and chaotic. Some are more frenetic than others and Street Mobster is unbelievable high on savagery and energy. It dawned the re-birth of the genre, telling the story ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, gangsters, anti heroes, anti hero, prison, murder, rape, yakuza, crimes, criminal heroes, tough heroes, gory ...
Time: 70s
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, friendship, betrayal, murder, crimes, crime, vengeance, criminal heroes, tough heroes, dishonesty, blind ambition, organized crime ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 1910s
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city ...
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The Rise & Fall of a White Collar Hooligan (2012)
Genre: Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Casual football hooligan Mike Jacobs is going nowhere in life when he meets old friend Eddie Hill at a football match that turns nasty off the pitch. Under Eddie’s tutelage he soon finds himself inducted into the world of credit card fraud, where ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ambition, rise and fall, cons and scams, gang, buddies, lifestyle, crimes, dishonesty, friends, crime, hoodlum, credit card fraud ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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42%
Love, Honor and Obey (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Jonny dreams of leaving his dead-end job as a courier. Through his childhood best friend, nephew of the notorious crime lord Ray Kreed, he wins his way into the toughest gang in North London. Hungry for action, Jonny sparks a feud between Ray's ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, brutal, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, crime, crimes, gangsters, rivalry, criminal's revenge, friendship, organized crime, gang war, dishonesty, criminal heroes, ambition ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%