Smuggling movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant smuggling movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious, stylized, rough and tense films and TV shows about / with smuggling, crimes, murder, gangsters, chase, gun, corruption, mentor, organized crime and dialogue plots mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
smuggling movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as smuggling: Contraband (2012), War Dogs (2016), Lawless (2012), The Transporter (2002), Redirected (2014), Lord of War (2005), The Untouchables (1987), Blood Diamond (2006), American Gangster (2007), The Punisher (2004).

List of smuggling movies

Contraband (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: When his brother-in-law runs afoul of a drug lord, family man Chris Farraday turns to a skill he abandoned long ago – smuggling – to repay the debt. But the job goes wrong, and Farraday finds himself wanted by cops, crooks and killers alike.
Style: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, serious, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: smuggling, crimes, gunfight, criminal heroes, drug lord, robbery, dishonesty, drugs, gangsters, rivalry, mafia, conspiracy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, boston, usa
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War Dogs (2016)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama, War
Country: USA, Romania
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Based on the true story of two young men, David Packouz and Efraim Diveroli, who won a $300 million contract from the Pentagon to arm America's allies in Afghanistan.
Style: realistic, funny, intense, humorous, suspense ...
Plot: corruption, arms dealer, smuggling, friendship, gunrunner, rise and fall, military, betrayal, heist, kidnapping, business, organized crime ...
Time: 21st century, 2000s, year 2005, year 2008
Place: iraq, las vegas, middle east, baghdad iraq, miami ...
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Lawless (2012)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Set in the Depression-era Franklin County, Virginia, a bootlegging gang is threatened by authorities who want a cut of their profits.
Style: harsh, stylized, entertaining, brutal, intense ...
Plot: gangsters, mafia, crimes, smuggling, organized crime, bootlegging, gang, greed, prohibition, robbery, corruption, great depression ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1931, 1940s, year 1940
Place: virginia, usa, appalachia, new jersey
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The Transporter (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Former Special Forces officer, Frank Martin will deliver anything to anyone for the right price, and his no-questions-asked policy puts him in high demand. But when he realizes his latest cargo is alive, it sets in motion a dangerous chain of ...
Style: serious, exciting, stylized, sexy, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night
Plot: car, chase, lone hero, car chase, martial arts, tough guy, escapades, one man army, tough heroes, smuggling, transportation, gunfight ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: france, hong kong, nice france, europe, cannes ...
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Redirected (2014)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, Lithuania
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Four friends become stranded in Eastern Europe and have to become hit men, prostitutes, corrupt cops, smugglers and more to make it home.
Style: exciting, humorous, harsh, factual, ironic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, crime gone awry, smuggling, dark humor, partners in crime, gangsters, escapades, disorder, friends, murder, gambling, corruption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, lithuania, europe, russia, berlin germany
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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, suspense, thought provoking, realistic, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: business, greed, corruption, arms dealer, arms dealing, cold war, millionaire, rags to riches, smuggling, gunrunner, human nature, rise and fall ...
Time: 80s, year 2001, 2000s, 20th century, year 1991 ...
Place: africa, bolivia, new york, latin america, beirut lebanon ...
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The Untouchables (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Young Treasury Agent Elliot Ness arrives in Chicago and is determined to take down Al Capone, but it's not going to be easy because Capone has the police in his pocket. Ness meets Jimmy Malone, a veteran patrolman and probably the most ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, stylized, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, organized crime, corruption, smuggling, crimes, tough cop, tough law enforcer, prohibition, prohibition era, tax evasion, gunfight ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa
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Blood Diamond (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 143 min.
Story: An ex-mercenary turned smuggler. A Mende fisherman. Amid the explosive civil war overtaking 1999 Sierra Leone, these men join for two desperate missions: recovering a rare pink diamond of immense value and rescuing the fisherman's son ...
Style: captivating, serious, emotional, thought provoking, harsh ...
Plot: mercenary, greed, adventure, gem, treasure hunt, civil war, smuggling, journalism, escapades, rebel, brutality, fisherman ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s, year 1999, year 2003
Place: africa, south africa, angola, zimbabwe, belgium ...
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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, realistic, serious, harsh, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, organized crime, heroin, mob boss, drug lord, police, drugs, crime boss, drug traffic, gang, criminal syndicate ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, year 1968, year 1970 ...
Place: new york, new jersey, bronx new york city, usa, harlem ...
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The Punisher (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: When undercover FBI agent Frank Castle's wife and son are slaughtered, he becomes 'the Punisher' -- a ruthless vigilante willing to go to any length to avenge his family.
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, stylized, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, vengeance, lone hero, vigilante, vigilantism, violence, one man army, superhero, lone wolves, crimes, tough heroes, tragic hero ...
Time: year 2003
Place: florida, puerto rico, miami, virginia
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Firefly (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Firefly is set in the year 2517, after the arrival of humans in a new star system and follows the adventures of the renegade crew of Serenity, a "Firefly-class" spaceship. The ensemble cast portrays the nine characters who live on Serenity.
Style: exciting, captivating, witty, futuristic, clever ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: friendship, spacecraft, space travel, adventure, captain, preacher, space opera, escapades, space and aliens, smuggling, space wars, survival ...
Time: future
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Narcos (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Colombia
Duration: 49 min.
TV show
Story: The true story of Colombia's infamously violent and powerful drug cartels.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, bleak, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: gangsters, drug cartel, drug dealer, drug dealing, rise to the top, illegal drugs, cartel, cia agent, dea, crimes, master criminal, drugs ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 70s, 20th century
Place: colombia, latin america, mexico, panama, chile ...
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Bangkok Hilton (1989)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 240 min.
TV show
Story: The story of Kat Stanton (Kidman), an Australian woman searching for her father who, whilst travelling back from London to Australia via Thailand, makes friends with Arkie Ragan (Ehlers), a photographer. Kat is tricked into carrying some luggage ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, disturbing
Plot: prison, escape, injustice, interracial relations, heroin, fighting the system, betrayal, smuggling, false accusation, prison life, life is a bitch, destiny ...
Time: 80s
Place: thailand, asia, australia, london, bangkok thailand ...
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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, tense, suspense, realistic
Plot: rivalry, life is a bitch, crimes, mafia, rise to the top, gangsters, power struggle, criminal heroes, drug dealing, vengeance, cocaine, organized crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america, spain, europe, morocco
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Pierrot le Fou (1965)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Pierrot escapes his boring society and travels from Paris to the Mediterranean Sea with Marianne, a girl chased by hit-men from Algeria. They lead an unorthodox life, always on the run.
Style: surreal, road movie, atmospheric, art house, meditative ...
Plot: lovers on the run, smuggling, on the run, on the road, infidelity, surrealism, road trip, couples, couple relations, vietnam war, crimes, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: france, paris france, mediterranean sea, europe, africa ...
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The Big Boss (1971)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Chen is a city boy who moves with his cousins to work at an ice factory. He does this with a family promise never to get involved in any fight. However, when members of his family begin disappearing after meeting the management of the factory, the ...
Style: stylized, brutal, harsh, sexy, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, smuggling, factory, master warrior, fight, brutality, revenge, drugs, gang, fight scenes, drug smuggling ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: china, thailand, tokyo, hong kong, asia
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Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Tough-talking Detroit cop Axel Foley heads to the rarified world of Beverly Hills in his beat-up Chevy Nova to investigate a friend's murder. But soon, he realizes he's stumbled onto something much more complicated. Bungling rookie ...
Style: buddy comedy, humorous, exciting, funny, witty ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: police, investigation, smuggling, maverick cop, buddy cop, car chase, undercover, murder, damsel in distress, fish out of water, verbal byplay, partners against crime ...
Time: year 1984, 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, california, beverly hills, michigan, usa ...
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Boardwalk Empire (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
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: captivating, suspenseful, atmospheric, tense, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, crimes, mob boss, organized crime, prohibition, criminal heroes, corruption, smuggling, businessman, americana, crime boss ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, usa, atlantic city, new york, chicago illinois ...
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We're the Millers (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A veteran pot dealer creates a fake family as part of his plan to move a huge shipment of weed into the U.S. from Mexico.
Style: humorous, road movie, ridiculous, not serious, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, family outing
Plot: road trip, on the road, journey, nothing goes right, parenthood, adventure, adolescence, pretense, robbery, drug dealing, smuggling, spider bite ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: mexico, usa, new mexico, tucson arizona, denver colorado
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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: rough, realistic, serious, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, dea, latinos, drug lord, criminal heroes, drug dealing, ambition, rise to the top, terrorism, smuggling, notoriety, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 50s
Place: colombia, latin america, panama
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The Straits (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Set among the turquoise waters and lethal wildlife of Australia’s Far North Queensland and the Torres Strait, The Straits is an exotic, darkly humorous crime drama. The Montebellos are not your average Australian family. Modern day smugglers, ...
Style: captivating, realistic, suspenseful, stylized, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: smuggling, criminal heroes, family relations, crimes, family business, parents and children, exotic island, rivalry, temperamental, dark humor, family feud, gang war ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
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The French Connection (1971)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Tough narcotics detective 'Popeye' Doyle is in hot pursuit of a suave French drug dealer who may be the key to a huge heroin-smuggling operation.
Style: atmospheric, tense, realistic, breathtaking, cerebral ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, heroin, gangsters, drug lord, drugs, police, chase, smuggling, drug smuggling, investigation, crimes, drug dealer ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, california, new jersey, san francisco, brooklyn new york city ...
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Traffik (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 315 min.
TV show
Story: Traffik is a 1989 British television serial about the illegal drugs trade. Its three stories are interwoven, with arcs told from the perspectives of Afghan and Pakistani growers and manufacturers, German dealers, and British users. It was nominated ...
Style: serious, thought provoking, tense, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: heroin, drug dealer, drug abuse, crimes, police corruption, fighting the system, smuggling, politics, organized crime, price of justice, rules and policies, down on your luck ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: europe, england, germany, london, pakistan ...
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Diamonds Are Forever (1971)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Diamonds are stolen only to be sold again in the international market. James Bond infiltrates a smuggling mission to find out who’s guilty. The mission takes him to Las Vegas where Bond meets his archenemy Blofeld.
Style: exciting, tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: james bond, spy, espionage, secret agents, chase, cat, car chase, murder, smuggling, adventure, 007, diamond ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: las vegas, amsterdam, london, los angeles, europe ...
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Southland Tales (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France, Germany, USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Set in the futuristic landscape of Los Angeles on July 4, 2008, as it stands on the brink of social, economic and environmental disaster. Boxer Santaros is an action star who's stricken with amnesia. His life intertwines with Krysta Now, an ...
Style: surreal, enigmatic, cynical, allegory, mind bending ...
Plot: time travel, distopia, memory, alternate reality, mad scientist, drugs, prophecy, chaos, future dystopia, smuggling, post apocalypse, dishonesty ...
Time: future, year 2005, near future, 2000s, year 2008
Place: los angeles, texas, southern california, afghanistan, nevada ...
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Disappearances (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Quebec Bill Bohomme is a hardy schemer and dreamer, who, desperate to raise money to preserve his endangered herd through the rapidly approaching winter, resorts to whiskey-smuggling, a traditional family occupation. Quebec Bill takes his son, Wild ...
Style: serious, sincere, touching, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: wilderness, father son relationship, smuggling, adventure, unlikely criminals, escapades, cons and scams, parents and children, prohibition era, dishonesty, great depression, empire ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1932
Place: canada, vermont, usa
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The Diamond Arm (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Semyon Gorbunkov goes on a cruise with a smuggler on board. In Istanbul, he slips and breaks his arm. What he didn't know is that this was a signal for the gang of smugglers.
Style: humorous, light, feel good, realistic, funny ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: farce, gem, cons and scams, police investigation, smuggling, nothing goes right, mistaken identity, espionage, smuggler, goofy hero, police station, secret mission ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: ussr, istanbul turkey, russia
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The Line (2017)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Slovakia, Ukraine
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Criminal thriller about traffickers and smugglers from Ukrainian border. The feature film about the borders and the life on their edge.
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, captivating
Plot: smuggling, drug dealer, border, corruption, drugs, betrayal, organized crime, drug abuse, criminal, crime boss, crimes, suffocation ...
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Babylon A.D. (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In Babylon A.D Vin Diesel stars as a veteran-turned-mercenary who is hired to deliver a package from the ravages of post-apocalyptic Eastern Europe to a destination in the teeming megalopolis of New York City. The "package" is a mysterious ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, suspenseful, exciting, atmospheric ...
Plot: cyberpunk, mercenary, protection, future dystopia, distopia, one man army, lone hero, survival, heroes, gunfight, adventure, alternate reality ...
Time: future
Place: russia, new york, china, usa, mongolia ...
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Beast of Burden (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Sean Haggerty only has an hour to deliver his illegal cargo. An hour to reassure a drug cartel, a hitman, and the DEA that nothing is wrong. An hour to make sure his wife survives. And he must do it all from the cockpit of his Cessna.
Style: tense, exciting, suspense, suspenseful
Plot: drug cartel, smuggling, hitman, race against time, police, rescue, chase, hostage, crimes, track down, murder, secrets ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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