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, intense and talky films and TV shows about / with rise and fall, ambition, gangsters, storytelling, mentor, betrayal, dialogue, brutality, violence and corruption 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), Raging Bull (1980), Barry Lyndon (1975), Blow (2001), Goodfellas (1990), Scarface (1983), Catch Me If You Can (2002), Legend (2015), Southpaw (2015).

List of rise and fall movies

The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
Genre: Biography, 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, motivational, realistic, cynical, captivating ...
Plot: rise and fall, money, corruption, dark humor, success, greed, corporate crimes, deception, rags to riches, cons and scams, drugs/alcohol, wall street ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century, year 1987, year 1983 ...
Place: new york, usa, big ben london, brooklyn new york city, bahamas ...
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 8.2
 474K
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, stylized, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, organized crime, casino, rise and fall, crime, criminal heroes, greed, crimes, fbi, gangsters, blind ambition, gambling ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1980, year 1973 ...
Place: las vegas, usa, costa rica, kansas city, chicago illinois ...
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 8.2
 327K
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, intense, atmospheric, rough, bloody ...
Plot: rise and fall, paranoia, character study, domestic violence, redemption, self destructing, boxer, career, boxing, sport, jealousy, sparring ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 60s, 50s, 40s ...
Place: bronx new york city, usa, new york, chicago illinois, united states ...
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 8.1
 153K
Barry Lyndon (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, 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, debt, social climbing, glory, escapades, dishonesty, irony, spy, duel ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1770s, 1700s
Place: ireland, england, prussia, europe, belgium ...
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 7.6
 244K
Blow (2001)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
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, atmospheric, captivating, emotional, depressing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug lord, drug addiction, rise and fall, drug dealing, drug abuse, cocaine, drug use, friendship, gangsters, drug cartel, blind ambition, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 60s, 90s, 50s ...
Place: colombia, california, latin america, usa, mexico ...
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 8.7
 1.0M
Goodfellas (1990)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 146 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, friends, mentor, drug traffic, fbi, criminal heroes, shooting, racial slur ...
Time: 50s, 70s, 20th century, 60s, year 1979 ...
Place: new york, florida, brooklyn new york city, usa, bronx new york city ...
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 8.3
 758K
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, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, drug lord, mafia, cocaine, mob boss, drug dealing, criminal heroes, gunfight, drug cartel, rise and fall, drug abuse, organized crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: miami, cuba, miami beach, usa, bolivia ...
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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: clever, captivating, exciting, intense, suspense ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: con artists, master criminal, prodigy, fbi, adventure, justice, deception, rise and fall, crime, cat and mouse, crimes, fake identity ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1969 ...
Place: usa, spain, washington d.c., atlanta georgia, europe ...
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 6.9
 162K
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, based on true events, tense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, rise and fall, crimes, crime, gang, twins, violence, stylish, mental illness, mafia, organized crime, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, 1960s, year 1957 ...
Place: london, england, united kingdom, scotland yard, east end london
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 7.4
 221K
Southpaw (2015)
Genre: Action, 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, exciting, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: athlete's life, boxing, tragedy, contests and competitions, father daughter relationship, sport, rise and fall, family relations, down on your luck, boxer, death, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2014, 2010s
Place: usa, madison square garden manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, new york, las vegas
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 7.9
 243K
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, touching, sentimental, stylized, talky ...
Plot: pornography, porn industry, drug abuse, rise and fall, sex, cocaine, drugs, addiction, strong sexual content, fame, showbiz, lifestyle ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century, year 1982
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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 7.6
 297K
Lord of War (2005)
Genre: Action, 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, smuggling, cold war, millionaire, interpol, human nature, rise and fall, criminal heroes, greed, pride and honor ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1984 ...
Place: bolivia, europe, africa, new york, brooklyn new york city ...
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 6.8
 13K
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: rough, tense, suspenseful, bleak, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rise and fall, gang, gangsters, gang war, violence, crimes, crime, extortion, leadership, psychopath, criminal heroes, rivalry ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 80s, 90s, 70s ...
Place: london, europe, england
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 6.7
 5K
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, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: roman empire, rebellion, slavery, slave, tragic hero, human spirit, adventure, ancient rome, leadership, gladiator, heroes, righting the wronged ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world, 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: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, rise and fall, police investigation, gunfight, jail, crimes, gang, criminal heroes, rivalry, murder, prohibition, street shootout ...
Time: 20s, 1920s, 1930s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
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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, serious, realistic
Plot: tribe, rise and fall, camp, chief, imperialism, society, leadership, head of state, heroes, military, ambition, politics ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1700s, 1910s
Place: africa, south africa, cape town south africa
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 6.2
 860
Blonde (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Australia, Canada, USA
Duration: 165 min.
TV show
Story: A fictional biography of Marilyn Monroe mixed with series of real events in her life.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere, contemplative
Plot: hollywood, rise and fall, showbiz, actor's life, ambition, historical figure, rising to stardom, desire for fame, starlet, filmmaking, lifestyle, love and romance ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1930s, 1940s, 30s ...
Place: usa, venice beach california, maine
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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: epic, melancholic, atmospheric, rough, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, rape, corruption, crimes, friendship, criminal heroes, gangster, murder, torture, prohibition, rise and fall ...
Time: 60s, 1930s, 1920s, 30s, 1960s ...
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: 158 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: captivating, epic, rough, factual, serious ...
Plot: battles, joan of arc, siege, politics, religion, medieval, war, heroic mission, courage, rise and fall, betrayal, god ...
Time: 15th century, 1400s
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: serious, tense, realistic, suspenseful, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, mob boss, drug lord, mafia, drug trafficking, heroin, police corruption, drug traffic, smuggling, police detective, society ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s, 1990s ...
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: 128 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: clever, serious, cynical, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: rise to the top, political corruption, betrayal, crimes, society, fighting the system, dishonesty, politics, rise and fall, life is a bitch, blind ambition, state affairs ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia
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Lords of Dogtown (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA, Germany
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, skateboarding, gang, fame, friendship, surfing, skateboard, rise and fall, first love, underdog, success, follow your dream ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: venice beach california, california, usa, los angeles, oregon ...
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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: captivating, thought provoking, serious, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: prostitute, rise and fall, hollywood, escort service, destructive relationship, lifestyle, ambition, showbiz, drug abuse, sexual relations, crimes, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
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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: bleak, erotic, melancholic, factual, sexual ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: pornography, showbiz, rise and fall, nudity (full frontal - brief), ambition, individuality, journal, life is a bitch, sexuality, censorship, fetishism, photographer ...
Time: 50s, 1930s, 1940s, 20th century, 30s ...
Place: usa, new york, tennessee, manhattan new york city, nashville tennessee ...
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 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, captivating, realistic, cynical, stylized ...
Plot: fashion, rise and fall, lifestyle, rising to stardom, rise to the top, ambition, desire for fame, obsession, celebrity culture, showbiz, model, fame ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, europe, france, canada, 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: rough, serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rise and fall, hitman, murder, ambition, criminal heroes, going straight, undercover, master criminal, gang, rivalry, downfall, police corruption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, florida
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 7.4
 4K
Napoleon (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: France, Germany, Italy, Canada, USA, UK, Hungary, Spain, Czech Republic
Duration: 357 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: captivating, exciting, serious, realistic, epic ...
Plot: napoleon bonaparte, napoleonic wars, rise and fall, conquering, battles, rise to the top, ambition, leadership, society, politics, state affairs, military ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1810s, 1790s, 1800s
Place: france, europe, prussia
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 7.1
 11K
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: rough, tense, serious, realistic, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rise and fall, gang, urban ghetto, organized crime, street life, profanity, cocaine, drug dealing, criminal heroes, social decay, drugs/alcohol, friends ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1986
Place: harlem, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city
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 6.7
 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, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealer, rise and fall, drug abuse, murder, femme fatale, on the run, drug dealing, ambition, friendship, power relations, danger, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: spain, colombia, london
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 7.5
 339K
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: pilot, businessman, mental illness, aviation, millionaire, success, legendary, aviator, rise and fall, billionaire, corruption, obsession ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 1910s, 30s, 20s ...
Place: los angeles, new york, usa, beverly hills, washington d.c. ...
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