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20 best movies like The Departed (2006)

List of the best movies like The Departed (2006): True Romance, End of Watch, The Gunman, The Corrupted, State of Grace, King of New York, Legend, Kill 'em All, Crown Vic, Gone Girl.

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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: 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: 5.8
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Spain, United Kingdom, France
Duration02:24
CharactersGangsters, Spy, Hired assassins, Killers, Doctors
PlotLove, Martial Arts, Skirmishes, Revenge, Death
PlaceVillage, Africa
StyleExciting, By books, Heavy, Tense, Serious

Eight years after fleeing the Congo following his assassination of that country's minister of mining, former assassin Jim Terrier is back, suffering from PTSD and digging wells to atone for his violent past. After an attempt is made on his life, Terrier flies to London to find out who wants him dead -- and why. Terrier's search leads him to a reunion with Annie, a woman he once loved, who is now married to an oily businessman with dealings in Africa.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:39
CharactersFamily, Scammers
PlotLove, Friendship, Betrayal, Chase, Rivalry
PlacePrison, England, London, Small cities
StylePsychological problems, Action, Fascinating, Heavy, Tense

Set ahead of the 2012 London Olympics, the film follows Liam (Sam Claflin), an ex-con trying to win back the love and trust of his family. He has lost everything at the hands of a local crime syndicate run by Clifford Cullen (Spall), who has high-level connections in politics, finance and the police force. Liam's drive for redemption sees him caught up in a web of conspiracy, crime, and corruption.

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
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: 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: 4.4
Genreaction, thriller, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:05
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Hired assassins, FBI, Nurses
PlotSurvival, Martial Arts, Skirmishes, Fight, Chase
PlaceHospitals
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Heavy, Tense

After a massive shootout, a mysterious stranger (Van Damme) arrives at a local hospital on the brink of death. Then, a foreign gang brazenly comes to the hospital to hunt him down. His nurse, the sole surviving witness to the follow-up shootout, must face an FBI interrogation that unlocks a plot of international intrigue and revenge. With enough twists and turns, KILL'EM ALL will keep you guessing until the final bullet is fired.

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: 8.1
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:29
CharactersPolice
PlotTreason, Abduction, Investigation, Intrigue, Mystery
PlaceUSA, Office, New York
StyleInteresting, Unexpected ending, Psychological problems, Action, Twisted plot

With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.

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: 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: 7.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, France
Duration02:07
CharactersKillers, Journalists, Lovers, Reporters
PlotSkirmishes, Investigation, Political, Chase, Rivalry
StyleExciting, Psychological problems, Action, Twisted plot, Heavy

Handsome, unflappable U.S. Congressman Stephen Collins is the future of his political party: an honorable appointee who serves as the chairman of a committee overseeing defense spending. All eyes are upon the rising star to be his party's contender for the upcoming presidential race. Until his research assistant/mistress is brutally murdered and buried secrets come tumbling out.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryThailand, France
CharactersHired assassins, Police
PlotRevenge, Betrayal, Chase, Pads, Rivalry
PlaceFrance, Asia
StyleExciting, Action, By books, Atmospheric, Heavy

A hitman named Tul is shot in the head during an assignment. When he wakes up from a two month coma Tul discovers that he literally sees everything upside down.

Markimdb: 4.8
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersSnipers, Gangsters, Spy, Special Forces, Lawyers
PlotSurvival, Martial Arts, Skirmishes, Fight, Chase
TimeWorld War II
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Twisted plot, Fascinating, Tense

This intense action-thriller unfolds in real time as two embattled souls fight for their lives. Gary Oldman stars as a vicious crime boss out to kill Nick, the lone witness set to testify against him. He hires a mysterious female motorcycle courier to unknowingly deliver a poison-gas bomb to slay Nick, but after she rescues Nick from certain death, the duo must confront an army of ruthless hired killers in order to survive the night.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genreaction, thriller, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:43
CharactersGangsters, Hired assassins, Heroes, Farmers
PlotSkirmishes, Revenge, Chase, Rivalry
StyleTense, Serious, For men, Disturbing

Watermelon farmer Vince Majestyk (Charles Bronson) goes after the Mob, when they try to strong arm him to use their melon picking crew.

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: 5.7
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: 7.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Cats
PlotChase
PlaceMetro, Hotels, New York
StyleUnexpected ending, Action, Twisted plot, Fascinating, Heavy

When a young boy's family is killed by the mob, their tough neighbor Gloria becomes his reluctant guardian. In possession of a book that the gangsters want, the pair go on the run in New York.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryFrance
Duration01:48
CharactersHired assassins, Killers, Heroes, Police, Special agents
PlotPrison Break, Skirmishes, Revenge, Fight, The escape
PlacePrison, Paris, France, Castle
StyleExciting, Action, Tense, Serious, For men

French secret agent Joss Baumont is sent to kill the president Njala of an African country. However, a counter-order is given before he can execute his mission and he is abandoned in the hands of foreign authorities. He escapes and seeks revenge by pursuing what was his original mission.

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: 6.3
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryJapan
Duration01:14
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Hired assassins, Yakuza
PlotSurvival, Skirmishes, Revenge, Death, Power
PlaceIslands, Japan, Hotels, Korea
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Tense, Serious

Ôtomo gets involved with new Yakuza battles after he comes back the Yakuza society.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:52
CharactersMafia, Gangsters
PlotFear
PlaceParty, Night Clubs, New York
StyleAction, Fascinating, Heavy, Serious, For men

A New York nightclub manager tries to save his brother and father from Russian mafia hitmen.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:46
CharactersGangsters, Hired assassins, Heroes
PlotRevenge, Investigation, Pursuit, Chase
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Heavy, Tense, Serious

An unconventional undercover Chicago cop and his partner are recruited to commit the murder of a New Orleans criminal kingpin.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:34
CharactersHired assassins, Stewardesses, Lovers
PlotRobbery, Skirmishes, Cheating
PlaceLos Angeles
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Heavy, Smart, Tense

Jackie Brown is a flight attendant who gets caught in the middle of smuggling cash into the country for her gunrunner boss. When the cops try to use Jackie to get to her boss, she hatches a plan—with help from a bail bondsman—to keep the money for herself. Based on Elmore Leonard's novel “Rum Punch”.

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: 6.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:07
CharactersJournalists, Lawyers
PlotInvestigation, False accusations
PlacePrison
StyleAction, Fascinating, Heavy, Smart, Tense

Boozer, skirt chaser, careless father. You could create your own list of reporter Steve Everett's faults but there's no time. A San Quentin Death Row prisoner is slated to die at midnight – a man Everett has suddenly realized is innocent.

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: 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.





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