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List of the best movies like True Romance (1993): The Departed, The Gunman, Fled, The Getaway, Truth or Consequences, N.M., Jackie Brown, No Mercy, State of Grace, Mr. Majestyk, Catchfire.

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Markimdb: 8.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Hong Kong
Duration02:31
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Gangsters, Hired assassins, Police
PlotLove, Skirmishes, Investigation, Betrayal, Chase
PlacePrison
StyleInteresting, Unexpected ending, Action, Oscars, 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.

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: 5.4
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: 5.8
Genreaction, thriller, melodrama, drama, adventure, crime
CountryUSA, Japan
Duration01:55
CharactersGangsters, Hired assassins, Partners
PlotRobbery, Prison Break, Chase, Pads
PlacePrison, Mexico
StyleExciting, Heavy, Serious, For men, Disturbing

Doc McCoy is put in prison because his partners chickened out and flew off without him after exchanging a prisoner with a lot of money. Doc knows Jack Benyon, a rich "business"-man, is up to something big, so he tells his wife (Carol McCoy) to tell him that he's for sale if Benyon can get him out of prison. Benyon pulls some strings and Doc McCoy is released again. Unfortunately he has to cooperate with the same person that got him to prison.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genreaction, thriller, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryUSA
CharactersManiacs, Gangsters, Hired assassins, Criminals, Partners
PlotRobbery, Hostage, Chase
PlacePrison
StyleExciting, Heavy, Serious, For men, Disturbing

Raymond Lembecke is a con just out of prison after serving time for selling drugs for his mob boss Tony Vago. (Lembecke was innocent and took the rap for Vago.) Lembecke thinks Vago owes him big time so, when his former boss gets him a measly job in a warehouse, he decides on revenge and plans to steal a million dollars worth of drugs from him.

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: 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: 7.2
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: 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: 5.3
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:56
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Hired assassins
PlotLove, Robbery, Love triangle, Chase
StyleAction, Serious, For men, Disturbing

A witness to a mob assassination flees for her life from town to town, switching identities, but cannot seem to elude Milo, the chief killer out to get her.

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: 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
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:33
CharactersGangsters, Hired assassins
PlotRobbery
PlaceLos Angeles
StyleExciting, Atmospheric, Heavy, Smart, Depressive

A hit man and his partner try to find out why their latest victim, a former race-car driver, did not try to get away.

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.

Markimdb: 6
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, Canada, USA
Duration01:35
CharactersGangsters, Hired assassins
PlotLove, Passion, Obsession
PlaceNew York
StyleTense, Serious, Disturbing

Cynical hit man Mick is tiring of his job and asks his boss George for time off. However, George gives him the assignment of his life, prompting Mick's soul-searching to reach new heights. Mick is asked to kill sultry Fiona, who owes George money and claims she wants to die. But as Mick spends time with her, he finds himself falling for her.

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: 7.5
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryJapan
Duration01:34
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Gangsters
PlotDancing, Martial Arts, Skirmishes, Death, Rivalry
PlaceJapan, Beach, Asia
StyleHeavy, Black humor, Serious, Disturbing

Kitano plays Murakawa, a Tokyo yakuza tiring of gangster life. Along with a few of his henchmen, he is sent by his boss to Okinawa to help end a gang war, supposedly to mediate between two warring clans. He finds that the dispute between the clans is insignificant and whilst wondering why he was sent to Okinawa at all, Murakawa's headquarters are bombed and he and his gang are ambushed in a bar.

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: 6.2
Genreaction, thriller, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryIndia
Duration02:35
CharactersGangsters, Musicians
PlotLove, Fate
PlaceVillage, England, India, London, Asia
StyleRomantic, Exciting, Fascinating, Heavy, Epic

The story is about two Davids living in different parts of India whose lives eventually come together in a twist of events., who are about to take a step which is going to change their lives forever.

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: 5.2
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Canada, Germany
CharactersSerial killers, Bikers, Heroes
PlotLove, Martial Arts, Revenge, Motorcycles, Obsession
PlaceDeserts, Small cities
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Heavy, Explicit scenes, Serious

Sarah Taylor, a police psychologist, meets a mysterious and seductive young man, Tony Ramirez, and falls in love with him. As a cause of this relationship, she changes her personality when she begins to receive anonymous telephone calls.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, thriller, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:42
CharactersGangsters, Surgeons
PlotGambling, Pursuit, Pads, False accusations
PlaceLos Angeles
StyleHeavy, Depressive, Serious, For men, Disturbing

Two corrupt cops have a successful, seemingly perfect money making scheme- they sell drugs that they seize from dealers, kill the dealers, and blame the crimes on street gangs. Their scheme is going along smoothly until they kill an undercover DEA agent posing as a dealer, and then try to cover-up their crime.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:54
CharactersMafia, Serial killers, Alcoholics
PlotInvestigation, Hostage, Mystery
PlaceUSA, New York
StyleExciting, Action, By books, Atmospheric, Heavy

Private investigator Matthew Scudder is hired by a drug kingpin to find out who kidnapped and murdered his wife.

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: 6.4
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Japan
Duration02:04
CharactersSnipers, Gangsters, Spy, Hired assassins, Heroes
PlotRevenge, KGB, Chase
TimeCold War
StyleExciting, Twisted plot, Smart, Tense, Serious

Hired by a powerful member of the Russian mafia to avenge an FBI sting that left his brother dead, the perfectionist Jackal proves an elusive target for the men charged with the task of bringing him down: a deputy FBI boss and a former IRA terrorist.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryArgentina, Chile, France, South Korea
Duration01:47
CharactersMafia, Police, Lawyers, Nurses
PlotLove, Money, Weapon
StyleRomantic, Action, Depressive, Serious, Disturbing

In Argentina over 8,000 people die in traffic accidents every year. Behind each of these tragedies is a flourishing industry founded on insurance payouts and legal loopholes. Sosa is a lawyer who tours the A&E Departments of the public hospitals and the police stations in search of potential clients. Luján is a young doctor recently arrived from the provinces. Their love story kicks off one night when Luján and Sosa meet in the street. She's trying to save a man's life; he wants him on his client portfolio

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:52
PlotSkirmishes, Pursuit, Chase, Funeral
PlaceTrains
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Fascinating, Tense, Serious

A sheltered Amish child is the sole witness of a brutal murder in a restroom at a Philadelphia train station, and he must be protected. The assignment falls to a taciturn detective who goes undercover in a Pennsylvania Dutch community. On the farm, he slowly assimilates despite his urban grit and forges a romantic bond with the child's beautiful mother.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, France
Duration01:54
PlotChess, Death
PlaceGhetto, New York
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Heavy, Touching, Depressive

Michael is a 12-year-old drug pusher who lives in a crowded house with his cousins and aunt. His father has become a street bum, but still meets with Fresh on occasion to play chess. Fresh is rather quiet in a crazy world. Fresh's sister is a junkie who sleeps with the dealers that Fresh sells for. As the story progresses Fresh realizes that he doesn't want to sell drugs anymore, he wants revenge.

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: 7.3
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration02:02
CharactersMafia, Gangsters
PlotSkirmishes, Pursuit
StyleTwisted plot, Heavy, Depressive, For men, Disturbing

After a drug-op gone bad, Joey Gazelle is put in charge of disposing the gun that shot a dirty cop. But things goes wrong for Joey after the neighbor kid stole the gun and used it to shoot his abusive father. Now Joey has to find the kid and the gun before the police and the mob find them first.





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