Movies and TV shows like El Capo

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El Capo (2009)
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El Capo (2009)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Colombia
TV show
Story: El Capo, the most wanted drug dealer in Mexico, has been intercepted while hiding with his trusted men, his wife and his lover. During his escape, he declares war on the government and his own past.
Style: rough, brutal, serious, realistic, stylized
Plot: drug dealing, drug traffic, ambition, organized crime, power struggle, master criminal, gangsters, crimes, drug lord, lovers, smuggling, political corruption, dea, mob boss, rise to the top, criminal heroes, notoriety
Place: colombia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, rough and suspenseful films and TV series with plots about crimes, criminal heroes, crime, gangsters, drug dealing, organized crime and ambition mostly in Thriller, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like El Capo: Pablo Escobar, The Drug Lord (2012), Yankee (2019), The Lord of the Skies (2013), La Reina del Sur (2011), Narcos (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Pablo Escobar, The Drug Lord (2012)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Colombia
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Pablo Escobar: El Patrón del Mal is a 2012 Colombian television series produced and broadcast on Caracol TV, about the life of Pablo Escobar. It is only available in Spanish. There is a version available with English subtitles.
Style: realistic, rough, stylized, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: latinos, gangsters, dea, drug lord, organized crime, master criminal, terrorism, rise to the top, ambition, drug dealing, smuggling, criminal heroes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1950s, 50s
Place: colombia, latin america, panama
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Yankee (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 40 min.
TV show
Story: On the run from the police, an Arizona man crosses into Mexico and gets deeply involved in drug trafficking, with the help of modern technology.
Style: stylized, rough, realistic, serious
Plot: drug lord, ambition, organized crime, master criminal, smuggling, dea, criminal heroes, notoriety, terrorism, gangsters, drug dealing, crimes ...
Place: latin america, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug cartel, rise to the top, master criminal, ambition, drug lord, smuggling, gangsters, crimes, gang war, drug dealing, generosity, corruption ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
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La Reina del Sur (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico, USA, Spain, Colombia
Duration: 378 min.
TV show
Story: After years of blood, sweat and tears, a woman of humble origin ends up becoming a drug trafficking legend, with all that that means...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, suspense
Plot: crimes, vengeance, mafia, rise to the top, drug dealing, power struggle, rivalry, life is a bitch, organized crime, cocaine, smuggling, gang ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america, europe, spain, morocco
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Narcos (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Colombia, Mexico
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 dealing, drug dealer, cartel, master criminal, smuggling, rise to the top, crimes, illegal drugs, criminal heroes, politics ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, 90s, 70s
Place: colombia, latin america, mexico, south america, miami ...
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El Chema (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: Mexico
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Inspired by true events, This is the story of the most notorious drug kingpin the world had ever seen. A man known as El Chapo, the biggest international drug lord in history. The most important and influential man, in the history of Narcos. He ...
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
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Duration: 180 min.
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Style: serious, captivating, rough, bleak, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, 90s
Place: london, england, east end london
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 8.2
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The Cartel (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Colombia
TV show
Story: The Cartel follows ten friends, all of them members of a dangerous drug cartel, whose ambition for power and money will cause them to eventually kill each other. For it is an undeniable truth that, in this business, you always lose.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, tense
Plot: organized crime, rivalry, mafia, crimes, fall in love, gangsters, gang war, lifestyle change, power struggle, uninhibited rivalry, smuggling, drug dealing ...
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Profugos (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Chile
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: Four men become fugitives after a failed drug deal, running from north to south of Chile.
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, corruption, organized crime, fighting crime, crime gone awry, dishonesty, law enforcement, undercover, gangsters, crimes, criminal heroes, drug dealing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Dog Eat Dog (2008)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Colombia
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In the crime world of Colombia, there is an unwritten code. When Víctor and Eusebio, two hoods who bungle a shake-down job, break that code, they unwittingly sign their own death sentence.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Crime Diaries: The Candidate (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 45 min.
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The Neighborhood (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A brash group of hoodlums have been doing minor crime jobs in their neighborhood since they were kids until they step on the wrong toes and get caught up in a war with an old-school mafia king pin and their lives soon become hell on earth.
Style: serious, realistic, brutal, rough
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Cannabis (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 312 min.
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Style: rough, suspense, brutal, serious
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Style: rough, realistic, suspenseful, psychological, tense ...
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Compulsions (2009)
Genre: Thriller
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Story: Compulsions is the internal character story of Mark Sandler (Craig Frank), an admitted Sadist leading a life with a dull desk job. At night, he channels his inner compulsions as a professional interrogator, brutally and psychological extracting bits ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Godfather: A Novel for Television (1977)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
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TV show
Story: A seven-hours-plus adaptation of Francis Ford Coppola's "The Godfather" and "The Godfather, Part II" - with new scenes added and some old ones lengthened. Originally broadcast on the NBC television network in November of ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Field of Blood (2011)
Genre: Thriller
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Duration: 59 min.
TV show
Story: Adaptation of Denise Mina's thriller set in 1982. When the story of a murder has huge implications for her family, newspaper copy boy Paddy Meehan battles prejudices to get to the truth. As she inches closer to revealing the truth, her ...
Style: tense, captivating, realistic, suspense, stylized ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Fear (2012)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: A Brighton crime boss turned entrepreneur and the disintegration of a criminal mind. (From IMDB)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Gomorrah (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, Germany
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
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Style: tense, captivating, serious, disturbing, realistic ...
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Sugarhouse (2007)
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Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, suspense, realistic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Carlito's Way: Rise to Power (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Jay Hernandez (Friday Night Lights), Mario Van Peebles (Ali), Luis Guzmán (Carlito's Way) and Sean Combs (Monster's Ball) star in the gripping tale of the early years of gangster legend Carlito Brigante. Seduced by the power of the brutal ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: new york, usa, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Election 2 (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 93 min.
Story: As election time nears, current Triad chairman Lok (Simon Yam) faces competition from his godsons. At the same time, Jimmy (Louis Koo) looks to increase his business relations with mainland China.
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, rough, captivating ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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The Guvnors (2014)
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Style: tense, realistic, serious, psychological, captivating ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Devil's in the Details (2013)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: 7 minutes from now in Nogales, Arizona, Thomas Conrad's life will forever change when he gets caught up in a Mexican cartels poetic game of drug mule chess.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Chameleon (1995)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An undercover agent (Anthony LaPaglia) uses his rare personality disorder in pursuing the drug-cartel leader responsible for the deaths of his wife and kids.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, vengeance, chases and races, law enforcement, dealing with death, drug dealing, good versus evil, crimes, dishonesty, government agency, special agents, working undercover ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Snitch Cartel (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Colombia, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The real life story of Andres Lopez Lopez aka "Frecita" during his years involved with the Colombian Cartel aka "Cartel Norte del Valle"
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, stylized, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, crimes, gangsters, organized crime, rise to the top, ambition, gang, drugs/alcohol, drug dealing, money, violence, drugs ...
Place: colombia, latin america, florida, usa, miami ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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The Net (1998)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: The Net is a 1998 television drama series based on the 1995 film of the same name. The series starred Brooke Langton as Angela Bennett, the character Sandra Bullock played in the film. Produced in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, the series ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, stylized, bleak ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Kingpin (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Rule the family. Control the empire. A Change in power looms imminent in the drug cartel family.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug cartel, drug smuggling, crimes, drug dealing, family relations, police corruption, rivalry, partners, working undercover, drug abuse, siblings relations, addiction ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Billionaire Boys Club (1987)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 200 min.
TV show
Story: The Billionaire Boys Club is based on the true story of Joe Hunt (Nelson), a shady investor who built an empire on B.S back in the early 80s. Known as the BBC, the story involves a couple of guys recruited into Hunt's company on the promise of ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense
Plot: murder, rise to the top, blind ambition, betrayal, dishonesty, corporate crimes, kidnapping, price of justice, cons and scams, ambition, deadly, criminal heroes ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%