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Markimdb: 5.6
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:41
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Bodyguards, Tough guys
PlotGambling, Revenge, Money, Rivalry
PlaceCasino
StyleExciting, Action, By books, Heavy, Serious

Reynolds plays an ex-soldier-of-fortunish character in Vegas, taking "Chaperone" jobs, fighting with the mob, and trying to get enough money together to move to Venice, Italy.

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: 7.2
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryJapan, USA
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Yakuza
PlotLove, Martial Arts, Friendship, Rivalry
PlaceJapan, Asia
StyleAction, Heavy, Serious, For men, Disturbing

Harry Kilmer returns to Japan after several years in order to rescue his friend George's kidnapped daughter - and ends up on the wrong side of the Yakuza, the notorious Japanese mafia...

Markimdb: 7
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, United Arab Emirates
Duration02:05
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Lawyers, Criminals, Businessmen
PlotRevenge, Investigation, Success, Oil, Pads
PlaceWild West, USA, New York
Time19th century, Dark ones, Winter
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Heavy, Tense, Depressive

A thriller set in New York City during the winter of 1981, statistically one of the most violent years in the city's history, and centered on a the lives of an immigrant and his family trying to expand their business and capitalize on opportunities as the rampant violence, decay, and corruption of the day drag them in and threaten to destroy all they have built.

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: 4.9
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: 5.4
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:31
CharactersSerial killers, Hired assassins, Police, Partners
PlotMartial Arts, Martial Arts, Justice, Rivalry
PlaceLos Angeles
StyleExciting, Action, Heavy, Tense, Serious

A former government operative renowned for his stealth, Jack Cole is now a Los Angeles police detective. When a series of horrible murders occurs in the metro area, Cole is assigned to the case, along with tough-talking fellow cop Jim Campbell. Although the two men clash, they gradually become effective partners as they uncover a conspiracy linked to the killings, which also involves terrorism and organized crime.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration01:49
CharactersHeroes, Partners
PlotRevenge
PlaceMexico, Los Angeles
StyleExciting, Heavy, Tense, Serious, For men

When Vetter's wife is killed in a botched hit organized by Diablo, he seeks revenge against those responsible. But in the process, Vetter and Hicks have to fight their way up the chain to get to Diablo but it's easier said than done when all Vetter can focus on is revenge.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:41
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Hired assassins, Heroes, Partners
PlotMartial Arts, Fight, Chase, Missing people, Rivalry
PlaceChicago
StyleExciting, Heavy, Serious, For men, Disturbing

A Chicago cop is caught in the middle of a gang war while his own comrades shun him because he wants to take an irresponsible cop down.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, USA
Duration02:29
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Twins, Brothers, Detectives
PlotOn real events, Dancing, Soccer, Investigation, Mental disorders
PlacePrison, England, London
TimeNew Year
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Heavy, Serious

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 nightclubs and protection rackets. With police Detective Leonard "Nipper" Read hot on their heels, the brothers continue their rapid rise to power and achieve tabloid notoriety.

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: 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: 5.9
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:37
CharactersGangsters
PlotAdventure, Chase, Hip Hop
PlaceLos Angeles
StyleExciting, Twisted plot, Heavy, Tense, Serious

An ex-convict (Tyrese) gets tangled up with a gang after his car is hijacked with his son inside.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Japan
Duration01:29
CharactersTruckers, Partners
PlotAdventure, Death, Chase, Rivalry
StyleExciting, Heavy, Tense, Serious, For men

An ex-con takes a job driving a truck cross country. What he doesn't know is that the truck is filled with illegal weapons and now he must fight to survive and save his family.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:57
CharactersHired assassins, Partners
PlotRobbery, Revenge, Hostage, Chase, Justice
StyleExciting, Action, Heavy, Tense, Serious

Roper, a hostage negotiator catches a murderous bank robber after a blown heist. The bank robber escapes and immediately goes after the man who put him behind bars.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:32
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Ninja, Heroes
PlotRobbery, Adventure, Kung Fu, Martial Arts, Revenge
PlaceJapan, Asia
StyleExciting, Heavy, Black humor, Serious, For men

Akira Saito, a Japanese businessman lives in Tokyo with his Japanese-American wife Aiko and their children, Takeshi and Tomoya. When the family has a chance to move to the United States so that Aiko can teach the children about their American heritage, they pack up and head for Houston, Texas and run a restaurant. This is where the trouble begins....

Markimdb: 4.4
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
CharactersPartners
PlotInvestigation
PlaceUSA
StyleExciting, Heavy, Serious, For men, Disturbing

Two detectives investigating a gang-related find themselves targeted by both gang members and crooked cops.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryIndia
Duration02:05
CharactersGangsters, Musicians, Stewardesses, Businessmen
PlotLove, Passion, Death
PlaceIndia, Cemetery, Asia
StyleExciting, Action, Twisted plot, Fascinating, Heavy

ACP Vishnu is sent on a mission to investigate and clean the underbelly of Goa. During his investigation, he uncovers a huge racket and discovers the involvement of various politicians.

Markimdb: 4.4
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
CharactersMafia, Family, Businessmen
PlotOn real events, Moving
PlaceUSA, Israel, Los Angeles
StyleHeavy, Serious, Disturbing

Spanning over two decades, "For the Love of Money" follows the true account of an Israeli immigrant who searches for his piece of the American dream.

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: 5.1
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:31
CharactersDogs, Snipers, Gangsters, Hired assassins
PlotMartial Arts, Money, Pursuit, Rivalry
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Heavy, Serious, For men

A seasoned assassin plays both sides in a Russian gang war and becomes the target of an unknown enemy.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:51
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Hired assassins, Partners, Sheriffs
PlotRobbery, Bank robbery, Chase
PlaceDeserts, Small cities
StyleExciting, Heavy, Smart, Serious, For men

Charley Varrick robs a bank in a small town with his friends, but instead of obtaining a small amount of money, they discover they stole a very large amount of money belonging to the mob. Charley must now come up with a plan to not only evade the police but the mob as well.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:45
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Hired assassins, Special agents, FBI
PlotHostage, Rivalry, Lost memory
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Serious, For men

Boomer (Wiper) is a rookie cop based in the urban hellhole that is downtown Chicago. After his involvement in a drug bust operation which results in the death of Carlos (Carmen Argenziano), his mentor and father figure, Boomer becomes disillusioned with the brutal and inhumane nature of his job. Consequently, he decides to hand in his resignation to the Chicago Police Department and return to his home town of Joliet, where his fiancé, Kelly (Natasha Henstridge), awaits.While en route back to Joliet, however, Boomer makes a grievous error in judgment when he stops for, and assists, an unfortunate motorist whose vehicle appears to have broken down; the naive ex-cop is swiftly attacked and rendered unconscious. Boomer awakes to find that his car and wallet have been stolen, and that he has become involved in a dangerous game of mistaken identity.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genreaction, drama, adventure, crime
CountryHong Kong, China
CharactersMafia, Gangsters
PlotOn real events, Love triangle, Rivalry
PlaceChina, Asia
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Heavy, Serious

Set in Shanghais Gangster era of the early 1900s, THE LAST TYCOON tells the tale of CHENG (Chow Yun-Fat), a young man who is set up by the chief of police (Sammo Hung) and must leave the life he knows and QIU (Monica Mok), the woman he loves, to start again. After escaping prison CHENG quickly and violently moves his way up the ladder of Shanghais criminal underworld to become on the most powerful mob bosses in Shanghais history. But fame and notoriety take their toll when CHENG finds himself stuck between the looming Japanese army and the scheming local secret service. Matters are only made worse when he bumps into the love of his life QIU, along with her writer husband. Will love re-kindle in the dusk of an era?

Markimdb: 5.4
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Japan
Duration01:44
CharactersGangsters, Hired assassins, Special agents, Partners
PlotInvestigation, Rivalry
PlaceLos Angeles
StyleHeavy, Serious, For men, Disturbing

Rita Rizzoli is a narcotics cop with a plethora of disguises. When a drug shipment is hijacked, the thieves don't know that the drug is unusually pure and packs of 'Fatal Beauty' begin turning up next to too many dead bodies. Mike works for the original owner of the drugs and tries to tell himself that since he does not handle the drugs, he is 'clean'. Mike becomes Rita's constant companion.

Markimdb: 5.4
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, adventure, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:45
CharactersHackers, Mafia, Gangsters, Hired assassins, Heroes
PlotAdventure, Skirmishes, Chase, Pads, Rivalry
PlacePrison
StyleExciting, Heavy, Serious, For men, Disturbing

During a routine prison work detail, convict Piper is chained to Dodge, a cyberhacker, when gunfire breaks out. Apparently, the attack is related to stolen money that the Mafia is after, and some computer files that somebody wants desperately to bury. The pair, who don't exactly enjoy each other's company, escape and must work together if they are to reach Atlanta alive. Luckily, they meet a woman who may be willing to help them.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersMafia, Partners
PlotSkirmishes, Investigation, Friendship, Chase
PlaceLos Angeles
StyleAction, Fascinating, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

One memorable night in the life of veteran patrol officer Ray Mandel and his trainee, ambitious rookie cop Nick Holland in the LAPD's Olympic Division. With two cop killers on the loose and hunting for more targets, Mandel and Holland must contend with a city about to boil over, as well as Jack VanZandt, an unhinged rogue cop out for payback running wild in their patrol zone.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:28
CharactersGangsters
PlotRevenge, Death, Rivalry
PlaceGhetto
StyleAction, Heavy, Serious, For men, Disturbing

A drug kingpin's return home touches off a turf war.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA, India, Luxembourg
Duration01:32
CharactersHired assassins, Heroes, Lawyers, Tough guys, Partners
PlotSkirmishes, Revenge, Pursuit, Rivalry
StyleExciting, Heavy, Serious, For men, Disturbing

After watching their respective partners die, a cop and a hitman form an alliance in order to bring down their common enemy.

Markimdb: 5.4
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:47
CharactersGangsters, Heroes
PlotRevenge, False accusations, Rivalry
PlaceNew York
StyleAction, Heavy, Serious, For men, Disturbing

Valerie is a juror in the trail of a mob boss. When her young son's life is threatened, she has no option other than to see that justice isn't done.





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