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List of the best movies like War Dogs (2016): Shock and Awe, The Nice Guys, Blood Money, Baby Driver, Kin, The Gift, Tom of Finland, Driven, Imperium, War Machine.

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Markimdb: 6.3
Genrethriller, drama, military, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:22
CharactersJournalists, Soldier, Reporters
PlotOn real events, Investigation, Weapon, Political, Conspiracies
PlaceIraq, Party, USA, Office
StyleAction, Tense, For men, Disturbing

A group of journalists covering George Bush's planned invasion of Iraq in 2003 are skeptical of the presidents claim that Saddam Hussein has "weapons of mass destruction."

Markimdb: 7.4
Genreaction, comedy, crime
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:32
CharactersDogs, Hired assassins, Strong women, Bodyguards, Alcoholics
PlotDancing, Cars, Motorcycles, Money, Investigation
PlaceAircraft, Party, USA, Los Angeles
TimeNew Year
StyleUnexpected ending, Tense

A private eye investigates the apparent suicide of a fading porn star in 1970s Los Angeles and uncovers a conspiracy.

Markimdb: 4.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:48
CharactersScammers, Criminals
PlotSurvival, Robbery, Travel, Money, Friendship
PlaceAircraft, France, USA, Abandoned houses
StyleAction, Fascinating, Tense, Disturbing

Three friends on a wilderness excursion must outrun a white collar criminal hellbent on retrieving his cash, but soon their greed turns them against each other. A modern re-telling of Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948).

Markimdb: 7.6
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, music
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:36
CharactersTeens, Gangsters, Geniuses, Thieves, Musicians
PlotLove, Robbery, Racing, Dancing, Bank robbery
PlacePrison
StyleRomantic, Unexpected ending, Action, Twisted plot, Tense

After being coerced into working for a crime boss, a young getaway driver finds himself taking part in a heist doomed to fail.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genrefantastic, action, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:34
CharactersDogs, Teens, Snipers, Family, Bodyguards
PlotRobbery, Dancing, Travel, Motorcycles, Money
PlaceSchool, Deserts, Hotels, Casino
StyleUnexpected ending, Tense, Serious

A young boy finds a powerful otherworldly weapon, which he uses to save his older adoptive brother from a crew of thugs. Before long, the two of them are also pursued by federal agents and mysterious mercenaries aiming to reclaim their asset.

Markimdb: 7
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA, Australia, China
Duration02:34
CharactersDogs, Gay, Strong women, Family, Friends
PlotLove, Revenge, Relationship, Obsession, Friendship
PlaceUSA, Los Angeles
TimeNew Year
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Twisted plot, Atmospheric, Tense

A husband and wife try to reinvigorate their relationship but their lives are threatened by a "friend" from the husband's past who holds a horrifying secret about him, sending their world into a tailspin.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, biography
CountryFinland, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Iceland, USA
Duration02:03
CharactersGay, Teachers, Thieves, Artists, Jews
PlotLove, Dancing, Passion, Poker, Relationship
PlaceAircraft, Trains, Party, Germany, USA
TimeWinter

Touko Laaksonen, a decorated officer, returns home after a harrowing and heroic experience serving his country in World War II, but life in Finland during peacetime proves equally distressing. He finds peace-time Helsinki rampant with persecution of the homosexual and men around him even being pressured to marry women and have children. Touko finds refuge in his liberating art, specialising in homoerotic drawings of muscular men, free of inhibitions. His work – made famous by his signature ‘Tom of Finland’ – became the emblem of a generation of men and fanned the flames of a gay revolution.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, drama, crime, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Puerto Rico
CharactersFBI
PlotLove, On real events, Fight, Money, Friendship
StyleRomantic, Exciting, Action, Twisted plot, Light

FBI informant Jim Hoffman lures troubled automobile magnate John DeLorean to an undercover sting for cocaine trafficking.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime, military, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:15
CharactersTerrorists, Jews, FBI
PlotOn real events, Dancing, Investigation, Political, Betrayal
PlaceUSA
StyleAction, Smart, Tense, Disturbing

Nate Foster, a young, idealistic FBI agent, goes undercover to take down a radical white supremacy terrorist group. The bright up-and-coming analyst must confront the challenge of sticking to a new identity while maintaining his real principles as he navigates the dangerous underworld of white supremacy. Inspired by real events.

Markimdb: 6
Genrecomedy, drama, military
CountryUSA
Duration02:00
CharactersMilitary, Journalists, Soldier, Presidential
PlotWar, On real events, Weapon, Depression, Political
PlaceAfghanistan, Iraq
StyleInteresting

A rock star general bent on winning the “impossible” war in Afghanistan takes us inside the complex machinery of modern war. Inspired by the true story of General Stanley McChrystal.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, crime, biography, history
CountryUSA
CharactersFBI
PlotOn real events, Money, Friendship, Revolution, Death
PlacePrison, Hospitals, Chicago, USA
StyleVital signs

Bill O'Neal infiltrates the Black Panthers on the orders of FBI Agent Mitchell and J. Edgar Hoover. As Black Panther Chairman Fred Hampton ascends—falling for a fellow revolutionary en route—a battle wages for O’Neal’s soul.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrecomedy, drama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:24
CharactersPolice, Jews, Students, Partners
PlotOn real events, Dancing, Investigation, Friendship, Weapon
PlaceUSA, Office
StyleOscars, Fascinating, Heavy, Makes me think

Colorado Springs, late 1970s. Ron Stallworth, an African American police officer, and Flip Zimmerman, his Jewish colleague, run an undercover operation to infiltrate the Ku Klux Klan.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:51
CharactersTeens, Family, Scammers, Bodyguards, FBI
PlotOn real events, Dancing, Gambling, Basketball, Wedding
PlacePrison, Party, Casino
StyleHeavy, Tense

The story of a teenager, Richard Wershe Jr., who became an undercover informant for the police during the 1980s and was ultimately arrested for drug-trafficking and sentenced to life in prison.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime, military, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Luxembourg, China
Duration01:37
CharactersSpy, Lawyers, Judge, Mothers
PlotOn real events, Investigation, Political, Computers, Intrigue
PlaceCourt, England, London, USA
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Action, Tense, Disturbing

The true story of British intelligence whistleblower Katharine Gun who—prior to the 2003 Iraq invasion—leaked a top-secret NSA memo exposing a joint US-UK illegal spying operation against members of the UN Security Council. The memo proposed blackmailing member states into voting for war.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, drama, crime, biography
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:33
CharactersFBI, Criminals, Old man, Widows, Grandparents
PlotLove, On real events, Robbery, Bank robbery, Prison Break
PlacePrison, Texas, USA
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Disturbing

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.

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: 6.6
Genredrama, military, biography
CountryUSA, India
Duration02:26
CharactersDogs, Military, Soldier, Marines, Clairvoyants
PlotOn real events, Cars, Weapon
PlaceAircraft
StyleAction, By books, Fascinating, Tense, Disturbing

A group of U.S. soldiers returning from Iraq struggle to integrate back into family and civilian life, while living with the memory of a war that threatens to destroy them long after they've left the battlefield.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, drama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:42
CharactersLesbians, Gay, Scammers, Writers, FBI
PlotOn real events, Money, Friendship, Snow, Cheating
PlaceCourt, Party
StyleSad ones

When a bestselling celebrity biographer is no longer able to get published because she has fallen out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception.

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: 4.7
Genrecomedy, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, USA
Duration01:46
CharactersHorses
PlotRobbery, Motorcycles, Friendship, Weapon, Love triangle
PlaceAircraft, Russia, USSR, Party
StyleBy books, Atmospheric, Gloomy, Serious

As youths in Azusa, Vinnie, Carter, and Rosie pull off a racing scam, substituting winners for plodders and winning big bucks on long odds. When an official uncovers the scam, they set him up for blackmail. Jump ahead twenty years, Carter and Rosie are married, successful racers in Kentucky about to sell their prize stallion, Simpatico. Vinnie is a drunk in Pomona. Vinnie decides to make a play for Rosie, lures Carter to California, steals his wallet and heads for Kentucky with the original blackmail material. Carter begs Vinnie's friend, a grocery clerk named Cecilia, to follow Vinnie and get the stuff back that he has in a box. Will she succeed?

Markimdb: 5.6
Genrecomedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration02:14
CharactersThieves, Santa Claus, Mothers, Singers
PlotRobbery, Adventure, Money, Friendship, Weapon
PlaceUSA
TimeNew Year
StyleSoulful, Fascinating, Black humor, For men

Fueled by cheap whiskey, greed and hatred, Willie Soke teams up with his angry little sidekick, Marcus, to knock off a Chicago charity on Christmas Eve. Along for the ride is chubby and cheery Thurman Merman, a 250-pound ray of sunshine who brings out Willie's sliver of humanity. Issues arise when the pair are joined by Willie's horror story of a mother, who raises the bar for the gang's ambitions, while somehow lowering the standards of criminal behavior.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genreaction, drama, crime, biography, sport
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, China, Cambodia, USA, Germany
Duration02:05
CharactersDogs, Hired assassins, Photographers
PlotLove, On real events, Survival, Martial Arts, Gambling
PlacePrison
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Tense, Disturbing

The true story of Billy Moore, an English boxer incarcerated in Thailand's most notorious prison. Thrown into a world of drugs and violence, he finds his best chance to escape is to fight his way out in Muay Thai tournaments.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, drama, military, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:37
CharactersDogs, Horses, Military, Journalists, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events, Survival, Dancing
PlaceAfghanistan, Aircraft, Iraq
StyleBy books, Touching

In 2002, cable news producer Kim Barker decides to shake up her routine by taking a daring new assignment in Kabul, Afghanistan. Dislodged from her comfortable American lifestyle, Barker finds herself in the middle of an out-of-control war zone. Luckily, she meets Tanya Vanderpoel, a fellow journalist who takes the shell-shocked reporter under her wing. Amid the militants, warlords and nighttime partying, Barker discovers the key to becoming a successful correspondent.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Gangsters, Hired assassins, Lawyers
PlotWar, Dancing, Travel, Money, Death
PlacePrison, Aircraft, Court, Hotels, Casino
TimeNew Year
StyleExciting, Action, Vital signs, Epic

Pennsylvania, 1956. Frank Sheeran, a war veteran of Irish origin who works as a truck driver, accidentally meets mobster Russell Bufalino. Once Frank becomes his trusted man, Bufalino sends him to Chicago with the task of helping Jimmy Hoffa, a powerful union leader related to organized crime, with whom Frank will maintain a close friendship for nearly twenty years.

Markimdb: 8.2
Genrecomedy, drama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
Duration03:00
CharactersScammers, Rich, Millionaires, Businessmen
PlotLove, On real events, Robbery, Money, Success
PlaceUSA, Wall Street, New York
StyleBeautiful, Fascinating, Smart, Black humor, For a group of friends

A New York stockbroker refuses to cooperate in a large securities fraud case involving corruption on Wall Street, corporate banking world and mob infiltration. Based on Jordan Belfort's autobiography.

Markimdb: 7
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryArgentina, Spain
Duration01:54
CharactersTeens, Serial killers, Spy, Thieves, Friends
PlotLove, War, On real events, Dancing, Motorcycles
PlaceSchool, Egypt, London, Israel
StyleUnexpected ending, Atmospheric, Smart, Serious, Disturbing

Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1971. Carlos Robledo Puch is a 19-year-old boy with an angelic face, but a vocational thief as well, who acts ruthlessly, without remorse. When he meets Ramón, they follow together a dark path of crime and death.

Markimdb: 6
Genreaction, comedy, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:37
CharactersGangsters, FBI, Criminals, Partners, Cats
PlotRobbery, Racing, Motorcycles, Money, Investigation
PlaceBeach, USA, Los Angeles
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting

The adventures of two California Highway Patrol motorcycle officers as they make their rounds on the freeways of Los Angeles.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:38
CharactersHackers, Snipers, Special Forces, Strong women, Police
PlotMoney, Death, Hostage, Weapon, Internet
PlaceAircraft, USA, Wall Street, New York
StyleUnexpected ending, Action, Smart, Tense, Disturbing

Financial TV host Lee Gates and his producer Patty are put in an extreme situation when an irate investor takes over their studio.

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: 7.1
Genrecomedy, drama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
CharactersCriminals
PlotMoney, Cheating
PlaceSchool, USA
StyleFascinating, Tense, Black humor, Makes me think

A superintendent of a school district works for the betterment of the student’s education when an embezzlement scheme is discovered, threatening to destroy everything.





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