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Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, thriller, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:09
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Friends
PlotUndercover
PlaceNew York
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Heavy, Tense

Terry Noonan returns home to New York's Hells Kitchen after a ten year absence. He soon hooks up with childhood pal Jackie who is involved in the Irish mob run by his brother Frankie. Terry also rekindles an old flame with Jackie's sister Kathleen. Soon, however, Terry is torn between his loyalty to his friends and his loyalties to others.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:54
CharactersMafia, Serial killers, Alcoholics
PlotInvestigation, Hostage, Mystery
PlaceUSA, New York
StyleExciting, Action, By books, Atmospheric, Heavy

Private investigator Matthew Scudder is hired by a drug kingpin to find out who kidnapped and murdered his wife.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration02:10
CharactersPolice, Family, Detectives
PlotInvestigation, Conspiracies
PlaceNew York
StyleAction, Heavy, Tense, Gloomy, Depressive

A saga centered on a multi-generational family of New York City Police officers. The family's moral codes are tested when Ray Tierney, investigates a case that reveals an incendiary police corruption scandal involving his own brother-in-law. For Ray, the truth is revelatory, a Pandora's Box that threatens to upend not only the Tierney legacy but the entire NYPD.

Markimdb: 4.9
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Hired assassins
PlotRevenge, Money, Pursuit, Rivalry
PlaceRussia, USA
StyleAction, Fascinating, Heavy, Serious, For men

The seemingly random killings of an assassin puzzle her former lover, a wealthy Greek crime boss whose organization is jeopardized by his love for her, and the detective following her rising body count

Markimdb: 6.8
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:33
CharactersTeens, Heroes, Criminals
PlotBoxing, Revenge, Obsession
PlaceMetro, New York
StylePsychological problems, Action, Atmospheric, Heavy, Serious

A young Brooklyn boy witnesses the brutal murder of his mother and grows up obsessed with finding her killer. Thus begins his life as a quiet, straight-A student by day and a self-appointed hero at night. But what is a real hero? And who decides what is right or wrong? As the boundaries blur, Sean's dual life wears on his psyche and his two worlds careen dangerously close to colliding. Like a graphic novel you can't put down, Boy Wonder challenges morality, distorting perceptions of what is right and what is justified, as it races to its shocking conclusion.

Markimdb: 6
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:24
PlotRevenge
PlaceGhetto, USA, Wall Street, New York
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Heavy, Tense, Serious

A big time drug dealer Victor Rosa is looking to get out of the game and sees his chance with a big deal with a new friend who happens to be a Wall St. stockbroker. Thinking this will be his chance to go out on top Victor soon finds out that he has been double crossed and his last option is to get revenge.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:33
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Lovers
PlotObsession, Rivalry
PlaceChicago, USA
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Heavy, Serious

A murderous thug shoots his way to the top of the mobs while trying to protect his sister from the criminal life.

Markimdb: 5.4
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:48
CharactersSnipers, Gangsters, Hired assassins, Bodyguards, Lawyers
PlotRobbery, Martial Arts, Revenge, Cars, Fight
PlaceUSA
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Action, Tense, Depressive

A man is out for justice after a group of corrupt police officers are unable to catch his wife's killer.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:28
CharactersGangsters, Partners
PlotRevenge, Chase, Rivalry
StyleExciting, Action, Heavy, Tense, Serious

A group of Chicago mob ruthless enforcers are sent to Kansas City to settle things with the owner of a slaughterhouse who has taken money that is not his to keep.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, United Arab Emirates
Duration01:38
CharactersCIA, Spy, Special agents
PlotInvestigation, Chase, Rivalry
PlaceUSA
StyleUnexpected ending, Action, Twisted plot, Tense, Serious

The mysterious murder of a US senator bearing the distinctive trademark of the legendary Soviet assassin 'Cassius', forces retired CIA operative, Paul Shepherson to team with rookie FBI agent, Ben Geary to solve the crime. Having spent his career chasing Cassius, Shepherdson is convinced his nemesis is long dead, but is pushed to take on the case by his former supervisor, Tom Highland. Geary, who wrote his Master's thesis on Shepherdson's pursuit of the Soviet killer, is certain that Cassius has resurfaced.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, France
Duration01:30
CharactersFamily
PlotRevenge, Cars, Death, Rivalry
PlaceUSA
TimeDark ones
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Heavy, Gloomy, Depressive

When the quiet life of a beach bum is upended by dreadful news, he sets off for his childhood home to carry out an act of vengeance.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:49
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Police, Friends, Partners
PlotSkirmishes, Investigation, Friendship, Death
PlaceUSA, Los Angeles
StyleAction, Soulful, Fascinating, Heavy, Tense

Two young officers are marked for death after confiscating a small cache of money and firearms from the members of a notorious cartel during a routine traffic stop.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:56
CharactersSnipers, Hired assassins
PlotRevenge, Investigation, Pursuit
PlaceLos Angeles
StyleAction, Heavy, Tense, Serious, For men

A fearless Secret Service agent will stop at nothing to bring down the counterfeiter who killed his partner.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:53
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Partners
PlotOn real events, Boxing, Rivalry
PlaceLos Angeles
StyleExciting, Action, Heavy, Serious, Disturbing

Los Angeles, 1949. Ruthless, Brooklyn-born mob king Mickey Cohen runs the show in this town, reaping the ill-gotten gains from the drugs, the guns, the prostitutes and — if he has his way — every wire bet placed west of Chicago. And he does it all with the protection of not only his own paid goons, but also the police and the politicians who are under his control. It’s enough to intimidate even the bravest, street-hardened cop… except, perhaps, for the small, secret crew of LAPD outsiders led by Sgt. John O’Mara and Jerry Wooters who come together to try to tear Cohen’s world apart.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration01:53
CharactersSerial killers, Heroes, FBI, Criminals
PlotInvestigation, Hostage
PlaceSmall cities
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Fascinating, Heavy, Tense

When a mafia accountant is taken hostage on his beat, a police officer – wracked by guilt from a prior stint as a negotiator – must negotiate the standoff, even as his own family is held captive by the mob.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:49
CharactersHired assassins
PlotSurvival, Skirmishes, Revenge, Pads, False accusations
PlacePrison
StyleAction, Heavy, Tense, Depressive, Serious

Jimmie Rainwood was minding his own business when two corrupt police officers (getting an address wrong) burst into his house, expecting to find a major drug dealer. Rainwood is shot, and the officers frame him as a drug dealer. Rainwood is convicted of drug dealing, based on the perjured evidence of a police informant. Thrown into a seedy jail, fighting to prove his innocence is diffucult when he has to deal with the realities of prison life, where everyone claims they were framed.

Markimdb: 4.5
Genreaction, drama, crime
CountryUSA
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Businessmen, Girlfriends
PlotPolitical, Intrigue, Rivalry
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Heavy, Serious

The story of America's most famous mobsters and their rise to power. Examine Al Capone's ascension through the eyes of his second in command, “Machine Gun” Jack McGurn.

Markimdb: 4.7
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryCanada, USA
Duration02:12
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Family, FBI, Lawyers
PlotOn real events, Cancer, Rivalry
PlacePrison, USA, New York
StyleHeavy, Serious, For men, Disturbing

John Gotti rises to the top of the New York underworld to become the boss of the Gambino crime family. His life takes a tumultuous turn as he faces tragedy, multiple trials and a prison sentence.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:45
CharactersMafia, Serial killers, Gangsters, Gangsters, Hired assassins
PlotOn real events
PlaceUSA
TimeDark ones
StyleAction, Heavy, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

The true story of Richard Kuklinski, the notorious contract killer and family man.

Markimdb: 5.2
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:42
CharactersGangsters, Hired assassins
PlotBoxing, Revenge, Investigation, Chase, Rivalry
TimeNew Year
StyleHeavy, Tense, Serious, For men, Disturbing

Remake of the British classic. Jack Carter, a mob enforcer living in Las Vegas, travels back to his hometown of Seattle for his brother's funeral. During this visit, Carter realizes that the death of his brother was not accidental, but a murder. With this knowledge, Carter sets out to kill all those responsible.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Thieves
PlotLove, Revenge, Money, Investigation, Death
PlacePrison
StyleBy books, Heavy, Serious, For men, Disturbing

Ernest (Stick) Stickley just out of prison agrees to help a friend deliver a package. It's a setup and his friend is killed. Stick is going to find out why!

Markimdb: 6.6
Genreaction, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:33
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Special Forces, Hired assassins, Killers
PlotRevenge, Relationship, Confrontation, Rivalry
PlaceUSA, New York
StyleAction, Serious, Disturbing

Brooklyn mobster and prolific hit man Jimmy Conlon has seen better days. Longtime best friend of a mob boss, Jimmy is haunted by the sins of his past—as well as a dogged police detective who’s been one step behind Jimmy for 30 years. But when Jimmy’s estranged son becomes a target, Jimmy must make a choice between the crime family he chose and the real family he abandoned long ago. Now, with nowhere safe to turn, Jimmy has just one night to figure out exactly where his loyalties lie and to see if he can finally make things right.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryItaly, USA
Duration01:35
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Hired assassins
PlotRobbery, Skirmishes, Revenge, Chase
PlaceVietnam, Asia, New York
StyleExciting, By books, Heavy, Serious, For men

A Los Angeles detective is sent to New York where he must solve a case involving an old Sicilian Mafia family feud.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:41
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Criminals
PlotRevenge, Money, Death, Rivalry
StyleExciting, Twisted plot, Heavy, Smart, Tense

With friends like these, who needs enemies? That's the question bad guy Porter is left asking after his wife and partner steal his heist money and leave him for dead -- or so they think. Five months and an endless reservoir of bitterness later, Porter's partners and the crooked cops on his tail learn how bad payback can be.

Markimdb: 6
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:44
CharactersGangsters, Friends
PlotOn real events, Revenge, Friendship, Justice
PlaceNew York
StyleExciting, Heavy, Tense, Serious, For men

The story of a group of friends in turn of the century New York, from their early days as street hoods to their rise in the world of organized crime...

Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:43
CharactersVeterans
PlotChess, Revenge, Investigation, Loneliness
PlaceEngland
StyleAction, Heavy, Tense, Depressive, Serious

An elderly ex-serviceman and widower looks to avenge his best friend's murder by doling out his own form of justice.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:35
CharactersHired assassins, Killers, Lawyers
PlotDancing, Revenge, Cancer, Chase
PlacePrison, Sea, Beach, Texas, USA
StyleExciting, Action, By books, Fascinating, Tense

After a violent encounter, Roy finds Rocky and sees something in her eyes that prompts a fateful decision. He takes her with him as he flees to Galveston, an action as ill-advised as it is inescapable.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, thriller, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:34
CharactersKillers, Heroes, Police, Twins, Criminals
PlotLove, Revenge, Money, Investigation, Friendship
StyleLight, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Heavy, Tense

Some of Sin City's most hard-boiled citizens cross paths with a few of its more reviled inhabitants.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:36
CharactersPartners
PlotOn real events, Revenge, Investigation, Pursuit, Political
PlaceLos Angeles
StyleHeavy, Depressive, Serious, For men, Disturbing

Jeff Powers is the newest member of a very elite and very secret LAPD division. Their mission is to target important criminals and to get them to stop. Police brutality is not a known term for the division and they will stop at nothing to get the job done, even if it means murder.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:13
CharactersGangsters, Police
PlotRobbery, Bank robbery, Revenge, Investigation
PlacePrison, Ghetto, USA
StyleExciting, Action, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

A gang of criminals and corrupt cops plan the murder of a police officer in order to pull off their biggest heist yet across town.





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