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List of the best movies like Public Enemies (2009): The Highwaymen, Gotti, Black Mass, Dillinger, Dillinger, Donnie Brasco, Ruby, Gangster Squad, The Stone Killer, Hoffa.

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Markimdb: 6.9
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:41
CharactersGangsters, Special agents, FBI, Partners, Bartenders
PlotOn real events, Bank robbery, Gambling, Skirmishes, Political
PlaceTexas, USA
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Tense, Disturbing

In 1934, Frank Hamer and Manny Gault, two former Texas Rangers, are commissioned to put an end to the wave of vicious crimes perpetrated by Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, a notorious duo of infamous robbers and cold-blooded killers who nevertheless are worshiped by the public.

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: 6.9
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:09
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, FBI
PlotOn real events, Skirmishes, The escape
PlaceUSA
TimeDark ones
StyleBy books, Fascinating, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

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.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime, film noir, biography
CountryUSA
CharactersGangsters, Heroes, Special agents
PlotOn real events, Robbery, Bank robbery
PlaceChicago, USA
StyleExciting, Atmospheric, Heavy, Serious, For men

The life of American public enemy number one who was shot by the police in 1934.

Markimdb: 7
Genreaction, drama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:47
CharactersGangsters, Special agents
PlotOn real events, Bank robbery, Prison Break, Skirmishes, Rivalry
StyleExciting, Heavy, Serious, For men, Disturbing

After a shoot-out kills five FBI agents in Kansas City the Bureau target John Dillinger as one of the men to hunt down. Waiting for him to break Federal law they sort out several other mobsters, while Dillinger's bank robbing exploits make him something of a folk hero. Escaping from jail he finds Pretty Boy Floyd and Baby Face Nelson have joined the gang and pretty soon he is Public Enemy Number One. Now the G-men really are after him.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:07
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Gangsters, FBI, Friends
PlotOn real events, Skirmishes, Investigation, Tennis, Undercover
StyleAction, Heavy, Serious, Disturbing

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

Markimdb: 5.5
Genredrama, crime, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, Japan, USA
Duration01:50
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Hired assassins
PlotOn real events, Conspiracies
PlaceNight Clubs
StyleFascinating, Serious

Fact and fiction are combined in this story about Jack Ruby and a stripper, Candy Cane, and how they become involved in a conspiracy to kill J.F.K.

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: 6.2
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: 6.6
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:14
CharactersGangsters, Partners
PlotOn real events, Political, Uprising, Rivalry
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Serious, Disturbing

A portrait of union leader James R. Hoffa, as seen through the eyes of his friend, Bobby Ciaro. The film follows Hoffa through his countless battles with the RTA and President Roosevelt.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genreaction, drama, crime
CountryUSA
CharactersHeroes, Partners
PlotOn real events, Robbery, Hostage, Chase
PlaceLos Angeles
StyleExciting, Heavy, Depressive, Serious, For men

After a failed bank robbery, two heavily armed men hold the Los Angeles Police Department at bay for 44 minutes.

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: 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: 6.2
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:37
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Gangsters, Hired assassins, Criminals
PlotRobbery, Gambling, Poker
StyleAction, Heavy, Depressive, Disturbing

Jackie Cogan is an enforcer hired to restore order after three dumb guys rob a Mob protected card game, causing the local criminal economy to collapse.

Markimdb: 4.4
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:35
CharactersGangsters, Blonde girls, Special agents, Criminals
PlotOn real events, Robbery, Bank robbery, Life, Missing people
StyleExciting, Action, Heavy, Tense, Serious

Ma Barker and her sons rob banks, shoot people and wind up at the top of the FBI's Most Wanted list in the 1930s.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:41
CharactersTough guys, Investigators, Partners
PlotSkirmishes, Hostage, Chase, Pads
PlaceDeserts, California
StyleHeavy, Serious, For men, Disturbing

Wellman Santee (Dolph Lundgren) a former race car driver, whose livelihood is transporting exotic stolen super cars, is involved, with his partner Eddie, in shoot out, resulting in the deaths of his friend and a highway cop. Santee is framed for the cop's murder and jailed in a maximum security prison. A few months later, Santee breaks out after narrowly escaping an attempt on his life. He reaches a local diner where he steals a car, abducts the owner, Rita and flees, completely unaware that his hostage is a deputy sheriff. A massive manhunt ensues, spearheaded by Lt. Severance a tough, obessive cop. Santee leads the detective and his men on a dramatic high speed chase, from the desert wilderness to the streets of downtown Los Angeles. Santee's out to clear his name and when it comes to getting even, he's taking revenge into overdrive.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genredrama, crime, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:14
CharactersFarmers
PlotOn real events, Robbery, Friendship
StyleAction, Heavy, Gloomy, Serious

After a botched robbery results in the brutal murder of a rural family, two drifters elude police, in the end coming to terms with their own mortality and the repercussions of their vile atrocity.

Markimdb: 7
Genrethriller, crime
CountryItaly, USA
Duration01:43
CharactersMafia, Gangsters
PlotSkirmishes, Chase, Rivalry
PlaceNew York
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Heavy, Tense

A former drug lord returns from prison determined to wipe out all his competition and distribute the profits of his operations to New York's poor and lower classes in this stylish and ultra violent modern twist on Robin Hood.

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: 7.9
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryUSA, France
Duration02:01
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Hired assassins
PlotLove, Skirmishes, Obsession, Chase, Birthday
StyleRomantic, Heavy, Smart, Depressive, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 4.7
Genrethriller, comedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:33
CharactersGangsters, Hired assassins, Special agents, FBI, Judge
PlotGambling, Chase, Conspiracies, Rivalry
PlaceDeserts, Casino
StyleHeavy, Serious, For men, Numbers in the title, Disturbing

When a bag filled with money goes missing from a casino, the Hitman (Chris O'Donnell) must retrieve it. While he tracks the stash down, the bag changes hands numerous times, finding its way to the Drifter (Jeremy Davies) and the Waitress (Rachael Leigh Cook), among others. As the bag's journey continues, more characters, including the Cop (Michael Rapaport) and the Sheriff (Keith David), get drawn into the winding crime tale, and the search becomes increasingly desperate.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:59
CharactersGangsters, Twins, Doubles
PlotOn real events, Boxing, Ballet
PlaceEngland, London
TimeWorld War II
StyleAction, Heavy, Serious, Disturbing

The Krays is a film based on the lives and crimes of the British gangsters Ronald and Reginald Kray, twins who are often referred to as The Krays and were active in London in the 1960s.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genredrama, crime, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, Belgium, USA, Germany, France
Duration01:43
CharactersThieves, Scammers, Criminals, Old man, Foxes
PlotOn real events, Robbery, Bank robbery, Cancer, Treasures
PlaceTrains, England
StyleLight, Fascinating

London, England, April 2015. Brian Reader, a retired thief, gathers an unlikely gang of burglars to perpetrate the biggest and boldest heist in British history. The thieves assault the Hatton Garden Safe Deposit Company and escape with millions in goods and money. But soon the cracks between the gang members begin to appear when they discuss how to share the loot.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime, detective, biography, history
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:06
CharactersLesbians
PlotOn real events, Investigation, Death, Jealousy, Mystery
PlaceLos Angeles
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Disturbing

The complicated life and controversial suicide of George Reeves is investigated by a fictional private detective who finds that there are reasons to suspect that Reeves may not have killed himself after all. The detective also finds that there is a little of George Reeves in himself, and maybe, each of us.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genreaction, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Jamaica
Duration01:35
CharactersGangsters, Criminals, Tough guys, Partners
PlotRobbery, Rivalry
StyleHeavy, Depressive, Serious, Disturbing

A raw urban drama about two friends raised on the dangerous streets of Kingston, Jamaica. Biggs and Wayne take on the "Shotta" way of life to survive. As young boys, they begin a life of crime, eventually moving to the US where they begin a ruthless climb from the bottom. They remain bound to each other by their shottas loyalty as they aggressively take control of the Jamaican underworld.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genredrama, crime, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration01:29
CharactersJews, Friends, Partners
PlotOn real events, Snow
PlacePrison, Aircraft, Hotels, USA, Night Clubs
StyleSerious, Disturbing

Inspired by actual events in the late nineties when Hasidic Jews were recruited as mules to smuggle ecstasy from Europe into the United States.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:56
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Gangsters, Police, Family
PlotOn real events, Skirmishes, Money, Uprising, Rivalry
StyleAtmospheric, Heavy, Depressive, Serious

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

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrethriller, drama, crime, biography
CountryCanada, USA
CharactersTeens, Serial killers, Special agents
PlotOn real events, Investigation, Missing people, False accusations
PlaceSmall cities
StyleAction, Heavy, Depressive, Serious, Disturbing

"To Catch a Killer" tells the true gruesome story of John Wayne Gacy - a good friend and helpful neighbour, a great child entertainer, a respectful businessman, and a violent serial killer who raped and murdered over 30 young boys.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:10
CharactersMafia, Gangsters
PlotOn real events, Gambling, Rivalry
PlaceNew York
StyleHeavy, Serious, For men, Disturbing

In 1934, the second most lucrative business in New York City was running 'the numbers'. When Madam Queen—the powerful woman who runs the scam in Harlem—is arrested, Ellsworth 'Bumpy' Johnson takes over the business and must resist an invasion from a merciless mobster.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersFBI, Partners
PlotBank robbery, Mystery, Undercover
PlaceLos Angeles
StyleAtmospheric, Serious, Disturbing

Los Angeles Police Department detective Russell Poole has spent years trying to solve his biggest case -- the murders of The Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur -- but after two decades, the investigation remains open. Jack Jackson, a reporter desperate to save his reputation and career, is determined to find out why. In search of the truth, the two team up and unravel a growing web of institutional corruption and lies.





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