Movies and TV shows like Brigada

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Brigada (2002)
 8.4
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Brigada (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 750 min.
TV show
Story: Brigada, also known as Law of the Lawless, is a Russian 15-episode crime mini-series that debuted in 2002. It became very popular, but received mixed reviews due to accusations in aestheticization of violence. The miniseries follows the story of four best friends from 1989 to 2000, mainly concentrating on the leader of the group, Sasha Belov.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: mafia, organized crime, crimes, criminal heroes, gang, russian, russian mafia, mob boss, crime boss, gangsters, murder, crime, buddies, characters in danger, criminal's revenge, political corruption, criminal, friendship, blackmail, rivalry, extortion, assassination attempt, cocaine, ex military, corruption ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: russia, moscow russia

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Most similar movies to Brigada

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, realistic, serious and rough films and TV series with plots about crimes, criminal heroes, gangsters, crime, murder, gang and organized crime mostly in Crime, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like Brigada: Bummer (2003), Peaky Blinders (2013), Brother (1997), Brother 2 (2000), Blind Man's Bluff (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Bummer (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Corrupt cops, street gangs, "Bratki" in "Bummers" (BMWs) steal and "Merins" (Mercedeses), angry truck drivers, beautiful women and death are what four friends in a black Bummer who go on a mission from one region of ...
Style: tense, serious, road movie, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, russian mafia, crimes, gangsters, disorder, corrupt law enforcer, dishonesty, intrigue, crime gone awry, on the run, chases and races, on the road ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, 90s
Place: russia
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94%
 8.8
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Peaky Blinders (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A gangster family epic set in 1919 Birmingham, England and centered on a gang who sew razor blades in the peaks of their caps, and their fierce boss Tommy Shelby, who means to move up in the world.
Style: atmospheric, captivating, tense, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, gang, organized crime, gang war, power struggle, mob boss, crimes, determination, cruelty, mafia, rivalry, society ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1920s, 20s
Place: england, ireland
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100%
 8.0
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Brother (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Russia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Danila goes to his older brother to start a new life in Petersburg. His brother is a gangster and a killer, and he puts Danila into this criminal world asking him to kill someone.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, rough, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: russian mafia, russian, hitman, crimes, criminal heroes, life philosophy, crime, life is a bitch, vigilante, organized crime, anti hero, brutality ...
Time: 90s, year 1997, 1990s
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, saint petersburg
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
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Brother 2 (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Russia, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Arriving in Moscow, Chechen veteran Danila (Sergei Bodrov Jr) meets Konstantin, an old friend who tells him that his twin brother has been forced into signing a crooked contract with a US ice hockey team. Soon after this meeting, Danila discovers ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspense, suspenseful, bloody ...
Plot: vengeance, mafia, anti hero, crimes, gangsters, crime, siblings relations, uncover truth, criminal heroes, buddies, immigrants, organized crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, russia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Blind Man's Bluff (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Sergei and Simon have to deliver a suitcase full of heroin to Mikhalych or else they will be killed. There is one minor detail: the only problem-solving technique they are familiar with is a shot in the head. There are more than 20 Russian-movie ...
Style: dark humor, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, frame up, satire, drug dealing, hitman, deadly, psychopath, police corruption, crimes, crime gone awry, rivalry, disorder ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: russia
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77%
 8.9
 26K
Undercover (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Bulgaria
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Just an ordinary boy from the Sofia suburbs becomes the first bulgarian undercover cop. Forced by his father when he was young to lie and cheat, Martin becomes the perfect liar. That skill, and also the hatred of the 'underworld' makes ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough
Plot: hidden identity, gang war, undercover, mob boss, danger, gangsters, peril, crimes, organized crime, mission, corruption, characters in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: bulgaria
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 5.7
 2K
Antikiller (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: Russia
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Former criminal investigator, Major Korenev, nicknamed Fox is released from prison. He has been detained there as a result of planted incriminating evidence of unlawful investigation techniques. Setting accounts with Shaman - a big criminal boss, ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic, rough ...
Plot: criminal heroes, crimes, fighting crime, gang, rivalry, murder, danger, brutality, society, police investigation, redemption, police ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Boardwalk Empire (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: Boardwalk Empire is a period drama focusing on Enoch "Nucky" Thompson (based on the historical Enoch L. Johnson), a political figure who rose to prominence and controlled Atlantic City, New Jersey, during the Prohibition period of the ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, captivating, tense, saga ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, crimes, criminal heroes, mob boss, smuggling, crime boss, businessman, politician, corruption, americana, ambitious ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, usa, atlantic city, chicago illinois, atlantic city new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Can't Change the Meeting Place (1979)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: After WWII is over, a young officer Volodya Sharapov returns to Moscow to work in MUR - Moskovskiy Ugolovny Rozysk (Moscow Criminal Police). There he meets Gleb Zheglov who is a chief of a squad which fights organized crime. Their main task is to ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: post war, russian, crimes, law enforcement, gang, crime, soviet, undercover agent, police investigation, working undercover, gangsters, robbery ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: russia, soviet union, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Bandits Can't Rule the World (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 120 min.
TV show
Story: The series tells the life of Hizir Cakirbeyli. It has entered the realm of the mafia at a young age.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, tough heroes, deadly, crimes, criminal heroes, society, murder, police investigation, gang, uninhibited rivalry, blood, greed ...
Time: 1920s, 20s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 587
Mafiosa (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 416 min.
TV show
Story: By the will of her dead uncle who was murdered Sandra Paoli is propelled to the head of a powerful mafia clan. She becomes a respected, but also hated, woman in a world of men, murder and criminality.
Style: captivating, serious, suspenseful, rough, semi serious ...
Plot: murder, mafia, crimes, rivalry, family business, criminal's revenge, betrayal, gang, gangsters, drug dealing, family problems, police corruption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.0
 26
Wolf Trap (2019)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Russia
TV show
Story: After faking his own death, notorious gangster Volkov (Wolf) retires overseas with a new identity. When his parents die in a car accident 20 years later, he secretly returns to his hometown and learns that the nephew of a local mobster is ...
Style: intense, tense, twists and turns, suspenseful, harsh ...
Plot: criminal underworld, tough law enforcer, back from the dead, presumed dead, fighting crime, troubled past, pretending to be dead, true crime, undead, gangsters, crimes, secret past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ 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: rough, captivating, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, murder, vengeance, mafia, crimes, brother brother relationship, family business, blind ambition, young man, mob boss, suspicion, regret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 8.1
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Underbelly (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, History, Mystery
Country: Australia
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Underbelly is an Australian television true crime-drama series which broadcasts on the Nine Network. Each series is based on real-life events.
Style: serious, captivating, rough, realistic, anthology
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang war, organized crime, mafia, violence spree, family relations, power struggle, gang, gangsters, deadly, mystery, criminal heroes, trial ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, 20th century, contemporary, 1990s ...
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 8.0
 15K
Company (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Mallik is a henchman of Aslam Bhai, a Mumbai underworld kingpin. He inducts local hothead Chandu into the gang, and the two of them soon form a formidable faction within the gang, eventually displacing Aslam. As the empire grows, however, the two of ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: gang war, organized crime, rivalry, gang, gangsters, criminal underworld, love and romance, criminal heroes, deadly, crimes, crime, vengeance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, hong kong, switzerland, mumbai india, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.7
 7K
Brotherhood (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A working-class Irish family rules a city built on loyalty and corruption. The Caffee brothers, Tommy, a rising politician desperate for reelection, and Michael, a hardened criminal returning from seven years on the run and eager to reclaim his ...
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, clever ...
Plot: politician, organized crime, dysfunctional family, irish, family relations, profanity, political corruption, ambition, family problems, crimes, criminal heroes, politics ...
Place: rhode island, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.0
 90
Consignment (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Consignment is the authentic and brutal story of an East Coast drug dealer forced to flee to California only to realize state lines don't erase past sins.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, gangsters, starting over, police investigation, on the run, gang, going straight, crimes, rivalry, dishonesty, buddies, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
A Better Tomorrow (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: South Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, Thailand, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A Korean remake of the John Woo Classic. One brother is a criminal. One brother is a cop. Both will fight to the death.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, betrayal, family relations, siblings relations, family problems, vengeance, gang, danger, rivalry, criminal heroes, dishonesty, brother ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, thailand, south korea, north korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Romanzo Criminale (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: rough, captivating, serious, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: gang, organized crime, violence, criminal heroes, gangsters, crimes, law enforcement, drug dealing, mafia, dishonesty, police detective, drugs ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 90s, 20th century
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Vendetta: No Conscience, No Mercy (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: "Irish Eyes" explores the relationship between two Irish-American brothers in Boston born to immigrant parents and raised in a rough, working class Irish neighborhood. After watching their father being gunned down in front of their eyes as ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: gangsters, siblings relations, family relations, ambition, politics, crimes, rivalry, criminal heroes, gang, legal action, contests and competitions, vigilantism ...
Time: 1940s, 70s, 50s, 40s, 1950s
Place: boston, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.1
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Sinatra Club (2010)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Brutal and celebrated Mafia gangster John Gotti (Danny Nucci) schemes, shoves and murders his way to the top of that world in this gritty biography told from the perspective of Salvatore Polisi (Jason Gedrick), who owns the Sinatra Club, where ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, tense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, gang, ambition, rise to the top, dishonesty, crimes, criminal heroes, gang leader, heist, tough guy, organized crime ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 8.1
 1K
Fugitives (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Chile
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Four men become fugitives after a failed drug deal, running from north to south of Chile.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, exciting, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, organized crime, corruption, fighting crime, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, crimes, gangsters, undercover, law enforcement, dishonesty, henchman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chile, bolivia, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Story of a Latino Godfather (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: In the streets of East Los Angeles, Manny is a formidable drug dealer. Impressed by his extravagant lifestyle and prowess, his young son, Kilo, yearns to follow in his footsteps. Kilo resolves to learn how to prosper in the drug world, and his new ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime boss, gangsters, prison, prison life, juvenile delinquency, criminal heroes, crimes, life is a bitch, deadly, dishonesty, gang, drug dealing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Eastern Promises (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A Russian teenager, living in London, dies during childbirth but leaves clues to a midwife in her journal, that could tie her child to a rape involving a violent Russian mob family.
Style: serious, tense, bleak, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: gangsters, neo noir, russian mafia, mob boss, criminal heroes, murder, russian, investigation, organized crime, criminal's revenge, diary, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe, scotland yard, st. petersburg russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.9
 9
Coast Mafia (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Story: Shin, a good family friend and business partner of the DeLeon family, assumes his role as head of the Coast Mafia.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: gangsters, criminal heroes, crimes, family business, murder, money, crime, gangster, mob
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.8
 4K
Northwest (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Nordvest is a gangsterfilm set in the suburbs of Copenhagen. Casper (18), the oldest of 3 siblings, survives life on the streets by committing burglaries for the neighbourhood boss, Jamal. When Casper gets an offer to work for Jamal’s rival ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, bleak, tense ...
Plot: urban ghetto life, gang, juvenile delinquency, gangsters, crimes, life is a bitch, friendship, family problems, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, vengeance, gang war ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, copenhagen denmark, copenhagen
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Death Collector (1976)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A kid from the neighborhood goes to work for the Mafia as a collector.
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, dishonesty, criminal heroes, law enforcement, deadly, gang, hitman, disorder, kids in trouble, criminal's revenge, rivalry, gangsters ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Gangs of Wasseypur (2012)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 321 min.
Story: Shahid Khan is exiled after impersonating the legendary Sultana Daku in order to rob British trains. Now outcast, Shahid becomes a worker at Ramadhir Singh's colliery, only to spur a revenge battle that passes on to generations. At the turn of ...
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Plot: gang, mafia, gangsters, vengeance, crime, crimes, criminal heroes, organized crime, killings, uninhibited rivalry, dishonesty, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Love/Hate (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 51 min.
TV show
Story: Modern-day underworld characters Nidge and John Boy wrestle for control of Dublin's illicit drug trade in this forceful crime drama.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, tense, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: organized crime, life is a bitch, rivalry, gang, addiction, drugs/alcohol, criminal heroes, crimes, gang war, ex convict, outlaw, criminal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.5
 64K
Dead Man Down (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In New York City, a crime lord's right-hand man is seduced by a woman seeking retribution.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, twists and turns, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, criminal's revenge, gangsters, mob boss, blackmail, crime lord, crime, crimes, mysterious woman, danger, enemy, right hand man ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%