Rise and fall movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant rise and fall movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, stylized, captivating, talky and intense films and TV shows about / with rise and fall, ambition, gangsters, mentor, corruption, betrayal, storytelling, violence, dialogue and brutality plots mostly in Drama, Crime and Biography genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as rise and fall: The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), Casino (1995), Blow (2001), Raging Bull (1980), Goodfellas (1990), Scarface (1983), Barry Lyndon (1975), Legend (2015), Catch Me If You Can (2002), Southpaw (2015).

List of rise and fall movies

The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: A New York stockbroker refuses to cooperate in a large securities fraud case involving corruption on Wall Street, corporate banking world and mob infiltration. Based on Jordan Belfort's autobiography.
Style: clever, realistic, cynical, captivating, motivational ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rise and fall, money, corruption, business, success, rags to riches, dark humor, wealth, corporate crimes, yuppie, stock market, american dream ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century, year 1987, year 1983
Place: new york, usa, geneva switzerland, big ben london, italy ...
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 8.2
 510K
Casino (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 178 min.
Story: The life of the gambling paradise – Las Vegas – and its dark mafia underbelly.
Style: realistic, rough, clever, captivating, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, mafia, casino, rise and fall, greed, gangsters, criminal heroes, crimes, fbi, blind ambition, gambling, drug abuse ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century, year 1983, year 1980 ...
Place: las vegas, usa, costa rica, los angeles, kansas city ...
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 7.5
 259K
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, dea, drugs ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 60s, 50s, 90s ...
Place: colombia, california, latin america, usa, mexico ...
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 8.2
 350K
Raging Bull (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: When Jake LaMotta steps into a boxing ring and obliterates his opponent, he's a prizefighter. But when he treats his family and friends the same way, he's a ticking time bomb, ready to go off at any moment. Though LaMotta wants his ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, rough, bloody, intense ...
Plot: rise and fall, paranoia, character study, redemption, self destructing, boxer, domestic violence, career, boxing, sport, jealousy, loneliness ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 60s, 20th century, year 1956 ...
Place: bronx new york city, new york, usa, chicago illinois, miami ...
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 8.7
 1.1M
Goodfellas (1990)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: The true story of Henry Hill, a half-Irish, half-Sicilian Brooklyn kid who is adopted by neighbourhood gangsters at an early age and climbs the ranks of a Mafia family under the guidance of Jimmy Conway.
Style: rough, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, organized crime, rise and fall, crimes, criminal heroes, friends, mentor, court, fbi, cosa nostra, racial slur ...
Time: 50s, 70s, 20th century, 60s, year 1970 ...
Place: new york, florida, brooklyn new york city, usa, bronx new york city ...
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 8.3
 823K
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, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, drug lord, gangsters, cocaine, mob boss, drug cartel, drug dealing, criminal heroes, drug abuse, gunfight, rise and fall, organized crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: miami, cuba, miami beach, usa, bolivia ...
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 8.1
 166K
Barry Lyndon (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 185 min.
Story: In the Eighteenth Century, in a small village in Ireland, Redmond Barry is a young farm boy in love with his cousin Nora Brady. When Nora engages to the British Captain John Quin, Barry challenges him for a duel of pistols. He wins and escapes to ...
Style: epic, realistic, stylized, cynical, captivating ...
Plot: rise and fall, aristocracy, jealousy, nobility, duel, debt, social climbing, escapades, glory, dishonesty, irony, soldier ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1770s, georgian era
Place: ireland, england, prussia, europe, belgium ...
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 6.9
 180K
Legend (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Suave, charming and volatile, Reggie Kray and his unstable twin brother Ronnie start to leave their mark on the London underworld in the 1960s. Using violence to get what they want, the siblings orchestrate robberies and murders while running ...
Style: realistic, brutal, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, rise and fall, gang, crimes, twins, criminal heroes, family relations, siblings relations, mafia, organized crime, coming out, paranoid schizophrenia ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, year 2000, year 1957
Place: london, england, scotland yard, united kingdom, east end london
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Catch Me If You Can (2002)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A true story about Frank Abagnale Jr. who, before his 19th birthday, successfully conned millions of dollars worth of checks as a Pan Am pilot, doctor, and legal prosecutor. An FBI agent makes it his mission to put him behind bars. But Frank not ...
Style: captivating, clever, exciting, suspense, intense ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: con artists, master criminal, prodigy, fbi, adventure, justice, rise and fall, deception, adaptation, creativity, cat and mouse, crimes ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, year 1974, year 1967 ...
Place: usa, new york, los angeles, madrid, new orleans ...
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 7.3
 235K
Southpaw (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Billy "The Great" Hope, the reigning junior middleweight boxing champion, has an impressive career, a loving wife and daughter, and a lavish lifestyle. However, when tragedy strikes, Billy hits rock bottom, losing his family, his house and ...
Style: touching, rough, sentimental, serious, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boxing, athlete's life, contests and competitions, tragedy, rise and fall, boxer, sport, father daughter relationship, down on your luck, family relations, death of wife, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2014, 2010s
Place: usa, las vegas, new york, madison square garden manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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 7.9
 263K
Boogie Nights (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: Set in 1977, back when sex was safe, pleasure was a business and business was booming, idealistic porn producer Jack Horner aspires to elevate his craft to an art form. Horner discovers Eddie Adams, a hot young talent working as a busboy in a ...
Style: captivating, sentimental, touching, stylized, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: porn industry, drug abuse, cocaine, rise and fall, sex, drugs, male prostitution, porn actor, addiction, adultery, strong sexual content, lifestyle ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century, year 1982
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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 7.6
 315K
Lord of War (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Germany, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Yuri Orlov is a globetrotting arms dealer and, through some of the deadliest war zones, he struggles to stay one step ahead of a relentless Interpol agent, his business rivals and even some of his customers who include many of the world's most ...
Style: clever, cynical, realistic, suspense, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: arms dealer, arms dealing, corruption, greed, business, smuggling, cold war, interpol, millionaire, human nature, rise and fall, criminal heroes ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, year 2001, 2000s ...
Place: bolivia, europe, africa, new york, beirut lebanon ...
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 6.7
 14K
Gangster No. 1 (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, Ireland
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An old gangster is advised that Freddie Mays would leave jail after thirty years in prison. His mood changes and he recalls when he was a young punk, who joined Freddie Mays' gang, a man he both envied and ultimately betrayed.
Style: tense, rough, suspenseful, bleak, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rise and fall, gang, gangsters, gang war, crimes, extortion, leadership, rivalry, criminal heroes, psychopath, betrayal, revenge ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 80s, 70s, 90s
Place: london, europe, england
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 6.6
 6K
Spartacus (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 174 min.
TV show
Story: Sentenced to spend out the rest of his adult life laboring in the harsh deserts of Egypt, the Thracian slave Spartacus gets a new lease on life when he is purchased by the obese owner of a Roman gladiator school. Moved by the defiance of an ...
Style: epic, serious, atmospheric, uplifting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: roman empire, tragic hero, rebellion, slavery, ancient rome, slave, adventure, human spirit, leadership, gladiator, ancient history, heroes ...
Time: 1st century b.c., ancient times
Place: rome italy
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 5.7
 3K
Capone (1975)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The story of the rise and fall of the infamous Chicago gangster Al Capone and the control he exhibited over the city during the prohibition years.
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, rise and fall, police investigation, jail, gunfight, crimes, rivalry, criminal heroes, gang, murder, prohibition, brutality ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
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Call Me: The Rise and Fall of Heidi Fleiss (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The story of Heidi Fleiss, known as "The Hollywood Madam", who was the daughter of a prominent Los Angeles doctor and eventually became a prostitute for a well-known Los Angeles madam. She took over her boss' operation and soon was ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, thought provoking, sexy ...
Plot: rise and fall, prostitute, hollywood, escort, ambition, lifestyle, destructive relationship, society, artists and showbiz, crimes, sexual relations, showbiz ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
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 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: serious, captivating, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
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
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 7.7
 3K
Shaka Zulu (1986)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, South Africa, West Germany, Australia, USA
Duration: 300 min.
TV show
Story: Framed around Queen Victoria's decision on England's political stance towards the Zulu Nation, this mini-series details King Shaka's rise and fall with mythic detail. Prophecy is mixed with recorded fact regarding Shaka's birth, ...
Style: epic, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: tribe, rise and fall, camp, chief, imperialism, society, politics, military, ambition, head of state, heroes, leadership ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1910s
Place: africa, south africa, cape town south africa
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Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 229 min.
Story: A former Prohibition-era Jewish gangster returns to the Lower East Side of Manhattan over thirty years later, where he once again must confront the ghosts and regrets of his old life.
Style: melancholic, epic, atmospheric, bloody, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, rape, criminal heroes, prohibition, gunfight, jewish, crimes, friendship, childhood friend, betrayal, torture ...
Time: 60s, 1930s, 1920s, 20th century, year 1968 ...
Place: new york, usa, miami
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The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Czech Republic, USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: In 1429 a teenage girl from a remote French village stood before her King with a message she claimed came from God; that she would defeat the world's greatest army and liberate her country from its political and religious turmoil. Following her ...
Style: epic, captivating, rough, factual, realistic ...
Plot: battles, joan of arc, medieval, siege, religion, heroic mission, politics, betrayal, heroine, war, courage, rise and fall ...
Time: 15th century, middle ages
Place: france, england, europe, paris france, new orleans
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American Gangster (2007)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 157 min.
Story: Following the death of his employer and mentor, Bumpy Johnson, Frank Lucas establishes himself as the number one importer of heroin in the Harlem district of Manhattan. He does so by buying heroin directly from the source in South East Asia and he ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, harsh, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, drug lord, organized crime, mob boss, mafia, smuggling, heroin, police corruption, drug traffic, crime boss, police detective, rise and fall ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, year 1968, 90s ...
Place: new york, usa, harlem, bronx new york city, new jersey ...
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Tycoon: A New Russian (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Russia, France, Germany
Duration: 123 min.
Story: During the Gorbachev years, Platon Makovski and his four buddies are university students who jump on the private capitalism movement. Fast-forward 20 years, Platon finds himself the richest man in Russia, having sacrificed his friends to get to the ...
Style: serious, clever, cynical, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: rise to the top, betrayal, political corruption, society, fighting the system, crimes, politics, dishonesty, rise and fall, blind ambition, life is a bitch, state affairs ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia
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Lords of Dogtown (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The film follows the surf and skateboarding trends that originated in Venice, California during the 1970s.
Style: exciting, sentimental, intense, stylized, motivational ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: extreme sport, skateboard, gang, fame, friendship, surfing, rise and fall, first love, underdog, success, athlete's life, follow your dream ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, venice beach california, oregon ...
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The Notorious Bettie Page (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Bettie Page grew up in a conservative religious family in Tennessee and became a photo model sensation in 1950s New York. Bettie's legendary pin-up photos made her the target of a Senate investigation into pornography, and transformed her into ...
Style: erotic, bleak, sexy, melancholic, factual ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: showbiz, rise and fall, ambition, individuality, journal, life is a bitch, sexuality, bdsm, fetishism, photographer, prejudice, sexual abuse ...
Time: 50s, 1930s, 1940s, 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york, tennessee, manhattan new york city, brooklyn new york city ...
Is relevant ?
 5.6
 2K
Stardom (2000)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young girl is plucked from small-town obscurity and thrust into the spotlight of the glamorous world of super-models.
Style: clever, realistic, captivating, cynical, stylized ...
Plot: fashion, rise and fall, rising to stardom, lifestyle, desire for fame, ambition, rise to the top, obsession, celebrity culture, showbiz, model, fame ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, europe, canada, france, montreal ...
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Boss of Bosses (2001)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The story of the rise and fall of the powerful New York City organized crime boss, Paul Castellano.
Style: tense, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, rise and fall, murder, ambition, criminal heroes, rivalry, going straight, gang, master criminal, undercover, downfall, police corruption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, florida
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 7.3
 4K
Napoleon (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: France, Germany, Italy, Canada, USA, UK, Hungary, Spain, Czech Republic
Duration: 380 min.
TV show
Story: The year is 1816, and NAPOLEON, held prisoner by the British on the island of St. Helena, is telling the young English girl BETSY his life story.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, exciting, epic ...
Plot: napoleon bonaparte, napoleonic wars, rise and fall, conquering, battles, rise to the top, leadership, ambition, battlefield, society, politics, military ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1810s, 1790s
Place: europe, france, prussia
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 7.0
 13K
Paid in Full (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Ace is an impressionable young man working for a dry cleaning business. His friend, drug dealer Mitch goes to prison. In an unrelated incident, he finds some cocaine in a pants pocket. Soon, Ace finds himself dealing cocaine for Lulu. Via lucky ...
Style: tense, rough, realistic, serious, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: urban ghetto life, drug dealing, gang, rise and fall, urban ghetto, organized crime, street gang, street life, cocaine, criminal heroes, social decay, friends ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1986
Place: harlem, new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 7.5
 359K
The Aviator (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 170 min.
Story: A biopic depicting the life of filmmaker and aviation pioneer Howard Hughes from 1927 to 1947, during which time he became a successful film producer and an aviation magnate, while simultaneously growing more unstable due to severe ...
Style: captivating, realistic, stylized, serious, epic ...
Plot: success, pilot, businessman, aviator, mental illness, millionaire, aviation, test pilot, rise and fall, billionaire, corruption, nervous breakdown ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 1910s, 20th century, 1940s ...
Place: los angeles, new york, usa, beverly hills, peru ...
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 8.7
 169K
Rome (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
Story: A down-to-earth account of the lives of both illustrious and ordinary Romans set in the last days of the Roman Republic.
Style: exciting, epic, sexual, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: roman empire, historical character, ancient history, emperor, ancient rome, warrior, betrayal, power struggle, incest, intrigue, rivalry, seduction ...
Time: 1st century b.c., 1st century
Place: rome italy, europe, alexandria egypt, italy, egypt ...
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