Movies about smugglers

List of the best movies about smugglers selected by visitors to our site: Welcome to Acapulco, Solo: A Star Wars Story, Dying to Survive, Made in Italy, Game Night, American Made, The Zookeeper's Wife, Cocaine Godmother, The High Frontier, Desierto.

In the top there are new films of 2019, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Welcome to Acapulco (2019)
Mark6.6 (imdb: 4.2)
Genreaction, thriller, comedy
CountryBulgaria, Mexico, USA
CharactersProgrammers, Smugglers, Criminals, CIA

    When Matt Booth sets off to meet his fiance for a foreign wedding he couldn't have imagined the dangerous world he was about to step into. Betrayed and set up, Matt finds himself on the run from the CIA and hired mercenaries, all looking for a package that he has supposedly smuggled through customs. Hunted on all sides, Matt is aided by Agent Adriana Vasquez, a femme fatale with orders of her own to follow.

    Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)
    Mark7 (imdb: 6.9)
    Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, adventure
    CharactersSmugglers, Scammers, Robots, Aliens, Thieves, Pirates, Monsters
    PlotAdventure, Black holes, Death, Dancing, Money, Slavery, Robbery, Gambling
    PlaceSpace, Spaceships, Party, Sea, Mountains, Jungle, Deserts
    StylePopular, Unexpected ending

      Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian.

      Dying to Survive (2018)
      Markimdb: 7.9
      Genredrama, biography
      CharactersBusinessmen, Smugglers
      PlaceAsia, China

        When a mysterious visitor appears, the life of Yong Cheng, owner of a store that stocks aphrodisiac products, changes dramatically. He becomes the exclusive selling agent of a cheap Indian generic drug against Chronic Granulocytic Leukemia in China. Not only does Yong Cheng see his profits skyrocket, but he is dubbed the god of medicine“ by his customers

        Made in Italy (2018)
        Markimdb: 5.8
        CharactersPilots, Mafia, Family, Smugglers
        PlaceItaly, Nature

          Riko is an honest man, who can count on a group of real friends and a wife who, between highs and lows, he loves forever. But he is also a very angry man with his time, which seems to be punctuated only by backlashes and false starts.

          Game Night (2018)
          Mark7 (imdb: 6.9)
          Genreaction, comedy, crime, detective
          CharactersFriends, Smugglers
          PlotAdventure, Mystery, Abduction, Investigation, Skirmishes, Chase
          StyleExciting, Fascinating

            Max and Annie's weekly game night gets kicked up a notch when Max's brother Brooks arranges a murder mystery party -- complete with fake thugs and federal agents. So when Brooks gets kidnapped, it's all supposed to be part of the game. As the competitors set out to solve the case, they start to learn that neither the game nor Brooks are what they seem to be. The friends soon find themselves in over their heads as each twist leads to another unexpected turn over the course of one chaotic night.

            American Made (2017)
            Mark7.6 (imdb: 7.2)
            Genreaction, thriller, comedy, crime, biography
            CountryUSA, Japan, Colombia
            CharactersSmugglers, Horses, FBI, CIA, Pilots
            PlotSuccess, Money, On real events
            PlaceUSA, Court, Jungle, Aircraft
            TimeCold War
            StyleExciting, Fascinating

              The true story of pilot Barry Seal, who transported contraband for the CIA and the Medellin cartel in the 1980s.

              The Zookeeper's Wife (2017)
              Mark10 (imdb: 7)
              Genredrama, military, biography, history
              CountryCzech Republic, United Kingdom, USA
              CharactersJews, Smugglers, Lions, Strong women
              PlotOn real events
              StyleAction, Touching, Heavy, Tense, Disturbing, Makes me think

                The account of keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, Jan and Antonina Zabinski, who helped save hundreds of people and animals during the Nazi invasion.

                Cocaine Godmother (2017)
                Markimdb: 5.6
                Genredrama, biography
                CharactersMothers, Smugglers
                PlotPower, Rivalry, On real events

                  At the age of 17, Griselda Blanco, made her way to the U.S. with a fake passport with her first husband Carlos. Living in Queens with her three sons, Griselda became enticed by the money the drug world offered, and quickly became embroiled with local drug runners. Griselda masterminded the use of beautiful women, the elderly and children as the mules and created false-bottom suitcases to smuggle cocaine from Colombia.

                  The High Frontier (2016)
                  Mark8.6 (imdb: 5.6)
                  Genreaction, thriller, drama
                  CharactersParents, Insects, Smugglers, Deer
                  PlotTravel, Survival, Cold, Snow, Radio
                  PlacePrison, Mountains

                    A father and his two teenage sons travel to a small mountain cabin for a male bonding adventure. When a lost tourist arrives at the cabin, their male-bonding outing turns into a struggle for survival.

                    Desierto (2015)
                    Markimdb: 6
                    Genrethriller, drama
                    CountryMexico, France
                    CharactersDogs, Snake, Smugglers, Hunters
                    PlaceDeserts, Mountains
                    StyleTouching, Heavy, Philosophical

                      A group of Mexican emigrants attempts to cross the Mexican-US border. What begins as a hopeful journey becomes a harrowing, bloody and primal fight for survival when a deranged, rifle-toting vigilante and his loyal Belgian Malinois dog chase the group of unarmed men and women through the treacherous borderland. In the harsh, unforgiving desert terrain, the odds are stacked firmly against them as they discover there’s nowhere to hide from the unrelenting, merciless killer.

                      My Sweet Pepper Land (2014)
                      Markimdb: 7
                      CountryIraq, France, Germany
                      CharactersHorses, Teachers, Smugglers
                      PlotWeapon, Rivalry, Justice
                      PlaceSchool, Court, Village
                      StyleAtmospheric, Action, Gloomy

                        Baran, a war hero, becomes sheriff of the capital and refuses to bow down to a tribal chief.

                        Before Snowfall (2013)
                        Mark8 (imdb: 7.1)
                        CountryNorway, Germany, Iraq
                        PlotSurvival, Weapon, Revenge, Love, Snow, Chase, Travel, Wedding
                        PlaceVillage, Greece, Trains, Hotels, Turkey, Germany

                          Before Snowfall starts with a dramatic escape: Eighteen year-old Nermin runs away from her wedding in a village in Iraqi Kurdistan. Being the elder of the family, her younger brother Siyar becomes responsible for finding her and restoring the family reputation. The mission proves a dangerous one for the inexperienced Siyar. First stop is Istanbul, where he meets Elvin, a young girl who becomes his travel companion. On the way from east to west, through Europe and all the way to Norway, Siyar comes to realize his own need for respect, and for love.

                          Mr. Nice (2010)
                          Mark9 (imdb: 6.4)
                          Genrecomedy, drama, crime, biography
                          CountryUnited Kingdom, Spain
                          CharactersPartners, Students, Smugglers, CIA
                          PlotOn real events
                          PlacePrison, England

                            Biopic about 1970s Welsh marijuana trafficker Howard Marks, whose inventive smuggling schemes made him a huge success in the drug trade, as well as leading to dealings with both the IRA and British Intelligence. Based on Marks' biography with the same title.

                            Undocumented (2010)
                            Markimdb: 5.9
                            CharactersMaids, Smugglers
                            StyleHeavy, Disturbing

                              A documentary crew accompany a group of illegal immigrants crossing the Border, but their plans run afoul when they are captured by a gang of sadistic radicals in New Mexico.

                              Star Runners (2009)
                              Markimdb: 4.3
                              Genrehorror, fantastic, action
                              PlotAdventure, Chase, Survival, Undercover, Uprising
                              StyleExciting, Disturbing, For men

                                Two space smuggles are caught by the government and told if they deliver a create to a certain location the charges will be forgotten. Turns out the create is the key to a cover up and other parties want it to.

                                Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
                                Mark9.2 (imdb: 8.2)
                                Genrecomedy, crime
                                CountryUnited Kingdom
                                CharactersGangsters, Smugglers, Friends, Partners
                                PlotGambling, Weapon, Fight, Abduction, Chase, Rivalry, Robbery
                                PlaceEngland, London
                                StyleWorth watching, Popular, For a group of friends, Exciting, For men, Fancy, Smart

                                  A card shark and his unwillingly-enlisted friends need to make a lot of cash quick after losing a sketchy poker match. To do this they decide to pull a heist on a small-time gang who happen to be operating out of the flat next door.

                                  Exit to Eden (1994)
                                  Markimdb: 4.3
                                  Genrecomedy, melodrama
                                  CharactersSmugglers, Lovers, Partners

                                    Elliot is going to the island of Eden to live out his submissive fantasies, but inadvertently photographs diamond smugglers at work. Smugglers, and detectives, follow him to the island, where they try to retrieve the film. Elliot begins falling in love with Lisa, the head mistress of the island, and Lisa must evaluate her feelings about Elliot and her own motivations.

                                    Starcrash (1978)
                                    Mark4 (imdb: 4)
                                    Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, adventure
                                    CharactersRobots, Heroes, Soldier, Smugglers, Emperors
                                    PlotAdventure, Rivalry
                                    PlaceSpaceships, Space
                                    StyleExciting, For men

                                      A pair of smugglers manage to pick up a castaway while running from the authorities, who turns out to be the only survivor from a secret mission to destroy a mysterious superweapon designed by the evil Count Zartharn. The smugglers are soon recruited by the Emperor to complete the mission, as well as to rescue the Emperor's son, who has gone missing.

                                      It Happened at the World's Fair (1963)
                                      Markimdb: 6.2
                                      Genrecomedy, melodrama, musical
                                      CharactersFriends, Orphans, Tough guys, Musicians, Smugglers, Pilots
                                      PlotChase, Gambling

                                        Mike and Danny fly a cropduster, but because of Danny's gambling debts, a local sheriff takes custody of it. Trying to earn money, they hitch-hike to the World's Fair in Seattle. While Danny tries to earn money playing poker, Mike takes care of a small girl, Sue-Lin, whose father has disappeared. Being a ladies' man, he also finds the time to court a young nurse, Diane.

                                        Captain Clegg (1962)
                                        Markimdb: 6.7
                                        Genrehorror, drama, adventure, detective
                                        CountryUnited Kingdom
                                        CharactersPirates, Smugglers, Mute
                                        PlotAdventure, Rivalry, Investigation, Supernatural, Ghosts
                                        PlaceVillage, England
                                        Time18th century

                                          What secret lay behind the dreaded Marsh Phantoms, the ghostly riders whose silent approach in the darkness of the bleak, unwelcoming Romney Marshes causes men to die of fright? Are they a genuine manifestation or a cover for illegal smuggling activities. Perhaps Dr. Blyss, the benign vicar of the quiet village of Dymchurch, knows the truth about the ruthless pirate and smuggler who lies buried in the village graveyard and can unravel the phenomenon of the curse of Captain Clegg.

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