10 best movies like Public Enemies (2009)

Movies similar to Public Enemies (2009): Once Upon a Time in America, Mesrine: Killer Instinct, J. Edgar, Gangster Squad, Legend, Mesrine: Public Enemy #1, Unstoppable, Rob the Mob, John Wick, 211.

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Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 8.4)
Genredrama, crime
CountryItaly, USA
Duration03:49
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Friends
PlotAdventure, Justice

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.

Mesrine: Killer Instinct (2008)
Mark6.6 (imdb: 7.5)
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryFrance, Canada, Italy
Duration01:53
CharactersMafia
PlotChase
PlaceFrance
StyleHeavy, Action

Jacques Mesrine, a loyal son and dedicated soldier, is back home and living with his parents after serving in the Algerian War. Soon he is seduced by the neon glamour of sixties Paris and the easy money it presents. Mentored by Guido, Mesrine turns his back on middle class law-abiding and soon moves swiftly up the criminal ladder.

J. Edgar (2011)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 6.5)
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:17
CharactersFBI

As the face of law enforcement in America for almost 50 years, J. Edgar Hoover was feared and admired, reviled and revered. But behind closed doors, he held secrets that would have destroyed his image, his career and his life.

Gangster Squad (2013)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 6.7)
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:53
CharactersGangsters
StyleAction, 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.

Legend (2015)
Mark9 (imdb: 6.9)
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, France
Duration02:29
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Brothers, Twins, Detectives
PlotInvestigation
PlacePrison, London
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Action

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.

Mesrine: Public Enemy #1 (2008)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.5)
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, biography
CountryFrance, Canada
Duration02:10
CharactersGangsters
PlaceFrance
StyleHeavy

The story of Jacques Mesrine, France's public enemy No. 1 during the 1970s. After nearly two decades of legendary criminal feats -- from multiple bank robberies and to prison breaks -- Mesrine was gunned down by the French police in Paris.

Unstoppable (2018)
Mark7 (imdb: 6.5)
Genreaction, crime
Duration01:07
CharactersGangsters, Tough guys, Mafia, Criminals
PlotAbduction

Dong-Chul and Ji-Soo are a happily married couple. One day, Dong-Chul comes home to find his house in disarray and his wife is missing.

Rob the Mob (2014)
Mark4.6 (imdb: 6.3)
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:40
CharactersMafia, FBI
PlotRobbery

The true-life story of a crazy-in-love Queens couple who robbed a series of mafia social clubs and got away with it… for a while… until they stumble upon a score bigger than they ever planned and become targets of both the mob and the FBI.

John Wick (2014)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 7.4)
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:41
CharactersKillers, Criminals, Tough guys, Hired assassins, Gangsters, Family, Friends
PlotSects, Fight, Weapon, Fidelity, Revenge
PlaceNew York, USA
StyleFor men, Best soundtracks, Worth watching

Ex-hitman John Wick comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that took everything from him.

211 (2018)
Mark6.2 (imdb: 4.3)
Genreaction, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:07
CharactersPolice
PlotBank robbery, Robbery, Skirmishes
StyleUnexpected ending, Heavy, For men

Inspired by one of the longest and bloodiest real-life events in police history, Officer Mike Chandler and a young civilian passenger find themselves under-prepared and outgunned when fate puts them squarely in the crosshairs of a daring bank heist in progress by a fearless team of highly-trained and heavily-armed men.

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Lawless (2012)
Mark9 (imdb: 7.3)
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:56
CharactersPolice, Family, Gangsters
PlotMoney, Rivalry

Set in the Depression-era Franklin County, Virginia, a bootlegging gang is threatened by authorities who want a cut of their profits.

Scarface (1983)
Mark9 (imdb: 8.3)
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:50
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Family
PlotMoney, Weapon
PlaceUSA

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 state, controlling nearly all the cocaine that comes through Miami. But increased pressure from the police, wars with Colombian drug cartels and his own drug-fueled paranoia serve to fuel the flames of his eventual downfall.

Safe (2012)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 6.5)
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:34
CharactersDefenders, Tough guys, Mafia, Special agents
PlotSkirmishes
PlaceNew York, USA
StyleFor a group of friends, For men

After a former elite agent rescues a 12-year-old Chinese girl who's been abducted, they find themselves in the middle of a standoff between Triads, the Russian Mafia and high-level corrupt New York City politicians and police.

End of Watch (2012)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 7.6)
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:49
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Police, Friends
PlotInvestigation, Skirmishes
PlaceLos Angeles, USA
StyleAction

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.

Heist (2015)
Mark5.8 (imdb: 6.1)
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:30
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Strong women
PlotAdventure, Robbery, Death, Chase, Skirmishes, Money
PlaceUSA, Casino

A father is without the means to pay for his daughter's medical treatment. As a last resort, he partners with a greedy co-worker to rob a casino. When things go awry they're forced to hijack a city bus.

The Town (2010)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 7.5)
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:04
CharactersThieves, Girlfriends
PlotSkirmishes
StyleDisturbing

Doug MacRay is a longtime thief, who, smarter than the rest of his crew, is looking for his chance to exit the game. When a bank job leads to the group kidnapping an attractive branch manager, he takes on the role of monitoring her – but their burgeoning relationship threatens to unveil the identities of Doug and his crew to the FBI Agent who is on their case.

The Old Man & the Gun (2018)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, drama, crime, biography
Duration02:33
CharactersGrandparents
PlotBank robbery, Robbery

The true story of Forrest Tucker, from his audacious escape from San Quentin at the age of 70 to an unprecedented string of heists that confounded authorities and enchanted the public. Wrapped up in the pursuit are a detective, who becomes captivated with Forrest’s commitment to his craft, and a woman, who loves him in spite of his chosen profession.

Policeman from Rublyovka. New Year Mayhem (2018)
Mark8 (imdb: 6.2)
Genrecomedy
Duration02:05
CharactersPolice
PlotBank robbery, Robbery
PlaceRussia

On the eve of the new year, the Barvikha Severnoe police station is threatened with closure. To save his own department, a police officer from Rublyovka Grisha Izmailov is forced to go to extreme measures and, together with operatives, decides to rob a bank. He is counting on the fact that his colleagues, together with the head of the department, Yakovlev, will easily disclose this matter, the money will be returned back, and everyone will keep their work next year. But everything is not going the way Grisha planned ...

Widows (2018)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrethriller, drama, crime
Duration02:04
CharactersStrong women, Widows
PlotBank robbery, Robbery, Death
StyleWomens in main roles, Tense

A police shootout leaves four thieves dead during an explosive armed robbery attempt in Chicago. Their widows have nothing in common except a debt left behind by their spouses' criminal activities. Hoping to forge a future on their own terms, they join forces to pull off a heist.

The Last Heist (2016)
Mark6.4 (imdb: 3.5)
Genrehorror, action, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration01:29
CharactersManiacs, Killers
PlotBank robbery, Robbery, Survival, Supernatural, Rivalry
StyleDisturbing, Heavy

A bank heist descends into violent chaos when one of the hostages turns out to be a serial killer. Trapping the well-organized team of bank robbers in the building, the killer is now picking them off one by one.

Black Mass (2015)
Mark7.2 (imdb: 6.9)
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:09
CharactersGangsters
PlotThe escape
PlaceUSA

The true story of Whitey Bulger, the brother of a state senator and the most infamous violent criminal in the history of South Boston, who became an FBI informant to take down a Mafia family invading his turf.

Carnage Park (2016)
Markimdb: 4.8
Genrehorror, action, thriller, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:44
CharactersPolice
PlotRobbery, Death, Money, Weapon, Fear, Pursuit, Skirmishes, Bank robbery
PlaceDeserts
StyleDisturbing

Part crime caper gone awry, part survival horror film, this 1970s set thriller depicts a harrowing fight for survival after a pair of wannabe crooks botch a bank heist and flee into the desert, where they inexplicably stumble upon Carnage Park, a remote stretch of wilderness occupied by a psychotic ex-military sniper.

Live by Night (2016)
Mark6.6 (imdb: 6.4)
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:23
CharactersBusinessmen, Criminals

A story set in the Prohibition Era and centered around a group of individuals and their dealings in the world of organized crime.

Quick Change (1990)
Mark2 (imdb: 6.8)
Genrecomedy, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:29
CharactersGangsters, Police, Friends, Gangsters, Partners
PlotRobbery, Cars, The escape, Bank robbery
PlaceNew York

With the aid of his girlfriend, Phyllis Potter, and best friend, Loomis, Grimm enters a Manhattan bank dressed as a clown, creates a hostage situation and executes a flawless robbery. The only thing left for the trio to do is make their getaway out of the city and to the airport. It sounds simple enough, but it seems that fate deserts them immediately after the bank heist. One mishap after another conspires to keep these robbers from reaching freedom.

Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
Mark9.4
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:51
CharactersGangsters
PlotBank robbery

Bonnie and Clyde is based on the true stories of the gangster pair Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow who in the 1930s began robbing banks in U.S. cities until they were eventually killed. The film is a major landmark in the aesthetic movement known as the New Hollywood.

The Boondock Saints (1999)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 7.8)
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, drama, crime
CountryCanada, USA
Duration01:49
CharactersBrothers, FBI, Mafia
PlotWar
PlaceIreland, USA
StyleUnexpected ending

With a God-inspired moral obligation to act against evil, twin brothers Conner and Murphy set out to rid Boston of criminals. However, rather than working within the system, these Irish Americans decide to take swift retribution into their own hands.

Blow (2001)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 7.6)
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:03
CharactersFriends, Gangsters
PlotLove, Dreams, Betrayal

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 bankrupt. George does not want the same thing to happen to him, and his friend Tuna, in the 1960's, suggests that he deal marijuana. He is a big hit in California in the 1960's, yet he goes to jail, where he finds out about the wonders of cocaine. As a result, when released, he gets rich by bringing cocaine to America. However, he soon pays the price.

Road to Perdition (2002)
Mark9 (imdb: 7.7)
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:57
CharactersGangsters

Mike Sullivan works as a hit man for crime boss John Rooney. Sullivan views Rooney as a father figure, however after his son is witness to a killing, Mike Sullivan finds himself on the run in attempt to save the life of his son and at the same time looking for revenge on those who wronged him.

Donnie Brasco (1997)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 7.7)
Genrethriller, drama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:07
CharactersMafia, FBI, Gangsters
PlotUndercover

An FBI undercover agent infilitrates the mob and finds himself identifying more with the mafia life at the expense of his regular one.

Heat (1995)
Mark9.8 (imdb: 8.2)
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:51
CharactersCriminals, Thieves
PlotAdventure, Fight, Survival, Skirmishes
PlaceLos Angeles, USA
StyleAction, Disturbing

Obsessive master thief, Neil McCauley leads a top-notch crew on various daring heists throughout Los Angeles while determined detective, Vincent Hanna pursues him without rest. Each man recognizes and respects the ability and the dedication of the other even though they are aware their cat-and-mouse game may end in violence.

The Untouchables (1987)
Mark9 (imdb: 7.9)
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:59
CharactersGangsters, Mafia
PlaceCourt

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 honorable one on the force. He asks Malone to help him get Capone, but Malone warns him that if he goes after Capone, he is going to war.

GoodFellas (1990)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 8.7)
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:20
CharactersMafia, Police, Gangsters, Gangsters, Friends
PlaceNight Clubs
StyleHeavy

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.

True Romance (1993)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 7.9)
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryUSA, France
Duration02:01
CharactersMafia, Gangsters
PlotSkirmishes

Clarence marries hooker Alabama, steals cocaine from her pimp, and tries to sell it in Hollywood, while the owners of the coke try to reclaim it.

Pulp Fiction (1994)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 8.9)
Genrethriller, comedy, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:34
CharactersGangsters, Gangsters, Hired assassins
PlotDancing, Robbery, Fight, Cars, Jealousy, Chase
PlaceLos Angeles, Hotels, USA
StyleExciting, Interesting

A burger-loving hit man, his philosophical partner, a drug-addled gangster's moll and a washed-up boxer converge in this sprawling, comedic crime caper. Their adventures unfurl in three stories that ingeniously trip back and forth in time.

Catch Me If You Can (2002)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 8.1)
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:21
StyleSmart, Exciting

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 only eludes capture, he revels in the pursuit.

Death Race (2008)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 6.4)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller
CountryUSA, Germany, United Kingdom
Duration01:51
CharactersTough guys
PlotRacing, Survival
PlaceUSA, Prison

Terminal Island, New York: 2020. Overcrowding in the US penal system has reached a breaking point. Prisons have been turned over to a monolithic Weyland Corporation, which sees jails full of thugs as an opportunity for televised sport. Adrenalized inmates, a global audience hungry for violence and a spectacular, enclosed arena come together to form the 'Death Race', the biggest, most brutal event.

The Italian Job (2003)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 7)
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA, France, United Kingdom
Duration01:51
CharactersMafia, Friends
PlotRacing, Love, Robbery, Chase, Relationship, Betrayal, Pursuit, Skirmishes
PlaceItaly, USA

Charlie Croker pulled off the crime of a lifetime. The one thing that he didn't plan on was being double-crossed. Along with a drop-dead gorgeous safecracker, Croker and his team take off to re-steal the loot and end up in a pulse-pounding, pedal-to-the-metal chase that careens up, down, above and below the streets of Los Angeles.

American Gangster (2007)
Mark9 (imdb: 7.8)
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:37
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Police, Businessmen, Gangsters
PlotInvestigation, Pursuit
PlaceGhetto, New York, USA

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 comes up with a unique way of importing the drugs into the United States. Based on a true story.

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 7.5)
Genredrama, western, crime, biography, history
CountryUSA, Canada, United Kingdom
Duration02:40
CharactersSheriffs
PlotDepression, Rivalry
StyleAction

Outlaw Jesse James is rumored to be the 'fastest gun in the West'. An eager recruit into James' notorious gang, Robert Ford eventually grows jealous of the famed outlaw and, when Robert and his brother sense an opportunity to kill James, their murderous action elevates their target to near mythical status.

Billion (2019)
Mark3.6 (imdb: 2.7)
Genreaction, comedy
Duration02:30
CharactersRich, Parents, Family
PlotMoney, Bank robbery, Robbery

An influential banker is doing everything possible not to share the property with his illegitimate sons. But when he is deprived of all the money, it turns out that only they can help Matthew ... To regain his fortune, the billionaire will be forced to rob his own bank in Monte Carlo. And for this, he will have to perform an even more difficult task: regain the trust of children who grew up without a father ...

The Departed (2006)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 8.5)
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Hong Kong
Duration02:31
CharactersMafia, Police, Friends, Gangsters
PlotInvestigation, Undercover, Rivalry, Love, Chase, Betrayal, Intrigue, Skirmishes
PlacePrison
StyleAction, Fascinating

To take down South Boston's Irish Mafia, the police send in one of their own to infiltrate the underworld, not realizing the syndicate has done likewise. While an undercover cop curries favor with the mob kingpin, a career criminal rises through the police ranks. But both sides soon discover there's a mole among them.

Lucky Number Slevin (2006)
Mark9 (imdb: 7.7)
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryGermany, USA
Duration01:50
CharactersHired assassins, Gangsters, Mafia, Scammers
PlotFight, Investigation, Chase
PlaceNew York, Hotels, USA

Slevin is mistakenly put in the middle of a personal war between the city’s biggest criminal bosses. Under constant watch, Slevin must try not to get killed by an infamous assassin and come up with an idea of how to get out of his current dilemma. A film with many twists and turns.

Inside Man (2006)
Mark9 (imdb: 7.6)
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:09
CharactersPolice
PlotBank robbery, Robbery, Confrontation
PlaceUSA

Bank robber Dalton Russell enters a Manhattan bank, locks the doors and takes hostages, working methodically and without haste. Detective Frazier is assigned to negotiate, but his mind is occupied with the corruption charges he is facing. With an army of police surrounding the bank, the thief, the cop and a high-profile 'fixer' enter high-stakes negotiations.

Man on a Ledge (2012)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 6.6)
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:42
CharactersPolice
PlotBank robbery, Robbery
PlaceNew York, USA
StyleUnexpected ending

An ex-cop turned con threatens to jump to his death from a Manhattan hotel rooftop. The NYPD dispatch a female police psychologist to talk him down. However, unbeknownst to the police on the scene, the suicide attempt is a cover for the biggest diamond heist ever pulled.

Now You See Me (2013)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 7.3)
Genrethriller, crime, detective
CountryFrance, USA
Duration01:55
CharactersMagician, FBI, Scammers
PlotRobbery, Love, Revenge, Divorce, Cheating
PlacePrison, New York, USA
StyleUnexpected ending

An FBI agent and an Interpol detective track a team of illusionists who pull off bank heists during their performances and reward their audiences with the money.

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