10 best movies like Scarface (1983)

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Scarface 1983
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.

List of the best movies like Scarface (1983): The Godfather: Part III, The Snitch Cartel, Gotti, The Making of The Mob, The Kitchen, Power, True Romance, Gangster Land, Black Mass, Legend.

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The Godfather: Part III (1990)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:50

In the midst of trying to legitimize his business dealings in 1979 New York and Italy, aging mafia don, Michael Corleone seeks forgiveness for his sins while taking a young protege under his wing.

The Snitch Cartel (2011)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction, drama, crime
CountryColombia, USA

The real life story of Andres Lopez Lopez aka "Frecita" during his years involved with the Colombian Cartel aka "Cartel Norte del Valle"

Gotti (2018)
Markimdb: 4.7
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryCanada, USA
Duration02:12

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.

The Making of The Mob (2015)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genredrama, documentary, crime, history
CountryUSA
Duration00:30

A docudrama series chronicling some of America's most notorious mobsters, each season dealing with a different city/region.

The Kitchen (2019)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genreaction, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:23

After a group of Irish mobsters in Hell's Kitchen are sentenced to jail, their wives take their place—and do as good of a job, if not better.

Power (2014)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA

A successful New York entrepreneur lives a double life as the head of a drug empire that serves only the rich and influential, all while wanting to escape the underworld and keep his family safe.

True Romance (1993)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryUSA, France
Duration02:01

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.

Gangster Land (2017)
Markimdb: 4.5
Genreaction, drama, crime
CountryUSA

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.

Black Mass (2015)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:09

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.

Legend (2015)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, USA
Duration02:29

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.

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The Ruthless (2019)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genredrama, crime
CountryItaly, France
Duration02:03

Milan, Italy, 1967. Santo Russo, a boy of Calabrian origin, arrives north with his parents and younger brother to find better living conditions. Due to an absurd misunderstanding and his father's contempt, Santo ends up in prison, where he gets a “true education.” In 1978, he and his friends Slim and Mario embark on a 15-year criminal career, a successful and ruthless spiral of robberies, kidnappings, murders and heroin smuggling.

The Public Enemy (1931)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:23

Two young Chicago hoodlums, Tom Powers and Matt Doyle, rise up from their poverty-stricken slum life to become petty thieves, bootleggers and cold-blooded killers. But with street notoriety and newfound wealth, the duo feels the heat from the cops and rival gangsters both. Despite his ruthless criminal reputation, Tom tries to remain connected to his family, however, gang warfare and the need for revenge eventually pull him away.

Wrong Turn at Tahoe (2009)
Markimdb: 6
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA

A small-time crime boss kills a drug dealer without realizing that the drug dealer works for the biggest crime boss in the country.

Lawless (2012)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:56

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

Band of the Hand (1986)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genreaction, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:49

An Indian Vietnam veteran trains five street punks in the Everglades to fight vice in Miami.

Stick (1985)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA

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!

Stiletto (2008)
Markimdb: 4.9
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA

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

American Gangster (2007)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:37

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.

A Most Violent Year (2014)
Markimdb: 7
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, United Arab Emirates
Duration02:05

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.

Heat (1986)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:41

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.

Gangster Squad (2013)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:53

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.

Kid Cannabis (2014)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, drama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:45

An eighteen year old high school drop out and his twenty-seven year old friend start trafficking marijuana across the border of Canada in order to make money and their lives are changed forever.

Killing Them Softly (2012)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:37

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.

Blood of Redemption (2013)
Markimdb: 4.5
Genreaction, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:25

Quinn Forte had it all: power, money, a brother who idolized him, and a woman who loved him. He also had enemies. In the course of one night, he loses everything. Betrayed by someone in his inner circle, Quinn is set up and arrested. His father, the patriarch of the criminal empire is killed and his brother suspects that Quinn is behind it all. When he's released from jail he tries to escape the demons from his past, but that becomes an impossible task. Campbell, the ruthless new leader of "The Company" won't let him leave in peace. So instead of escaping them, Quinn fights back. He joins forces with his former henchman and friend, The Swede, and takes on his enemies head on.

Dum Maaro Dum (2011)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryIndia
Duration02:05

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.

The Departed (2006)
Markimdb: 8.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Hong Kong
Duration02:31

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.

The Sicilian (1987)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genreaction, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:55

Egocentric bandit Salvatore Guiliano fights the Church, the Mafia, and the landed gentry while leading a populist movement for Sicilian independence.

Public Enemies (2009)
Markimdb: 7
Genredrama, crime, biography, history
CountryUSA, Japan
Duration02:20

Depression-era bank robber John Dillinger's charm and audacity endear him to much of America's downtrodden public, but he's also a thorn in the side of J. Edgar Hoover and the fledgling FBI. Desperate to capture the elusive outlaw, Hoover makes Dillinger his first Public Enemy Number One and assigns his top agent, Melvin Purvis, the task of bringing him in dead or alive.

Mean Streets (1973)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:52

A small-time hood must choose from among love, friendship and the chance to rise within the mob.

WiseGirls (2002)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Canada
Duration01:54

A new waitress working at an Italian restaurant in New York City finds herself entangled in a mob-run underworld of drug dealing and murder.




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