10 best movies like White Boy Rick (2018)

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White Boy Rick 2018
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.
List of the best movies like White Boy Rick (2018): Gotti, The Dinner, The Glass Castle, SuperFly, The Mule, Lizzie, Molly's Game, A Prayer Before Dawn, Can You Ever Forgive Me?, War Dogs.

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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 Dinner (2017)
Markimdb: 4.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:22

Two brothers and their wives meet up at a haute-cuisine restaurant to discuss what to do about a horrific crime that their sons committed together. As the quartet debate their options, the conversation reopens old wounds between the siblings.

The Glass Castle (2017)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:27

A young girl is raised in a dysfunctional family constantly on the run from the FBI. Living in poverty, she comes of age guided by her drunkard, ingenious father who distracts her with magical stories to keep her mind off the family's dire state, and her selfish, nonconformist mother who has no intention of raising a family, along with her younger brother and sister, and her other older sister. Together, they fend for each other as they mature in an unorthodox journey that is their family life.

SuperFly (2018)
Markimdb: 5.2
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:29

Career criminal Youngblood Priest wants out of the Atlanta drug scene, but as he ramps up sales, one little slip up threatens to bring the whole operation down before he can make his exit.

The Mule (2018)
Markimdb: 7
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:56

Earl Stone, a man in his eighties, is broke, alone, and facing foreclosure of his business when he is offered a job that simply requires him to drive. Easy enough, but, unbeknownst to Earl, he's just signed on as a drug courier for a Mexican cartel. He does so well that his cargo increases exponentially, and Earl hit the radar of hard-charging DEA agent Colin Bates.

Lizzie (2018)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:00

Massachusetts, 1892. An unmarried woman of 32 and a social outcast, Lizzie lives a claustrophobic life under her father's cold and domineering control. When Bridget Sullivan, a young maid, comes to work for the family, Lizzie finds a sympathetic, kindred spirit, and a secret intimacy soon blossoms into a wicked plan.

Molly's Game (2017)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryUSA, Canada, China
Duration02:08

Molly Bloom, a young skier and former Olympic hopeful becomes a successful entrepreneur (and a target of an FBI investigation) when she establishes a high-stakes, international poker game.

A Prayer Before Dawn (2018)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genreaction, drama, crime, biography, sport
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, China, Cambodia, USA, Germany
Duration02:05

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.

Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, drama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:42

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.

War Dogs (2016)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, drama, crime, military, biography
CountryUSA, Cambodia, Romania
Duration02:11

Based on the true story of two young men, David Packouz and Efraim Diveroli, who won a $300 million contract from the Pentagon to arm America's allies in Afghanistan.

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Flower (2018)
Markimdb: 6
Genrecomedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:12

Rebellious, quick-witted Erica Vandross is a 17-year-old firecracker living with her single mom, Laurie, and her mom's new boyfriend, Bob, in L.A.'s San Fernando Valley. When Bob's mentally unbalanced son, Luke, arrives from rehab to live with the family, Erica finds her domestic and personal life overwhelmed. With Luke and her sidekicks Kala and Claudine in tow, Erica acts out by exposing a high school teacher's dark secret.

Crown Heights (2017)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genremelodrama, drama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:06

When Colin Warner was wrongfully convicted of murder, his best friend Carl King devoted his life to proving his innocence.

Butch and Sundance: The Early Days (1979)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genredrama, western, crime, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:55

A "prequel" of sorts to "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," chronicling the two outlaws' lives in the years before the events portrayed in the Newman/Redford movie.

Just Mercy (2019)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryUSA

The powerful true story of Harvard-educated lawyer Bryan Stevenson, who goes to Alabama to defend the disenfranchised and wrongly condemned — including Walter McMillian, a man sentenced to death despite evidence proving his innocence. Bryan fights tirelessly for Walter with the system stacked against them.

Blindspotting (2018)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrecomedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:18

Collin must make it through his final three days of probation for a chance at a new beginning. He and his troublemaking childhood best friend, Miles, work as movers, and when Collin witnesses a police shooting, the two men’s friendship is tested as they grapple with identity and their changed realities in the rapidly-gentrifying neighborhood they grew up in.

22 July (2018)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime, history
CountryNorway, Iceland, USA
Duration02:45

In Norway on 22 July 2011, right-wing terrorist Anders Behring Breivik murdered 77 young people attending a Labour Party Youth Camp on Utöya Island outside of Oslo. This three-part story will focus on the survivors of the attacks, the political leadership of Norway, and the lawyers involved.

Kin (2018)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrefantastic, action, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:34

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.

Judas and the Black Messiah (2021)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, crime, biography, history
CountryUSA

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.

In Her Name (2016)
Markimdb: 7
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryFrance, Germany
Duration01:40

In 1982, André Bamberski learns about the death of his 14 year-old daughter, Kalinka, while she was on vacation with her mother and stepfather in Germany. Convinced that Kalinka’s death was not an accident, Bamberski begins to investigate. A botched autopsy report raises his suspicions and leads him to accuse Kalinka’s stepfather, Dr Dieter Krombach, as the murderer. Unable to indict Krombach in Germany, Bamberski attempts to take the trial to France, where he will dedicate his life to Kalinka’s justice and the imprisonment of Krombach.

Bugsy (1991)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:29

New York gangster Ben 'Bugsy' Siegel takes a brief business trip to Los Angeles. A sharp-dressing womanizer with a foul temper, Siegel doesn't hesitate to kill or maim anyone crossing him. In L.A. the life, the movies, and most of all strong-willed Virginia Hill detain him while his family wait back home. Then a trip to a run-down gambling joint at a spot in the desert known as Las Vegas gives him his big idea.

Breathe (2017)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:37

Based on the true story of Robin, a handsome, brilliant and adventurous man whose life takes a dramatic turn when polio leaves him paralyzed.

Trumbo (2015)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:36

The career of screenwriter Dalton Trumbo is halted by a witch hunt in the late 1940s when he defies the anti-communist HUAC committee and is blacklisted.

The Imposter (2012)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrethriller, drama, documentary, crime, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:39

It’s 1994: a 13-year-old boy disappears from his home in San Antonio, Texas. Three and a half years later, he is found alive, thousands of miles away, in Spain. Disoriented and quivering with fear, he divulges his shocking story of kidnap and torture. His family is overjoyed to bring him home. But all is not what it seems. Sure, he has the same tattoos, but he looks decidedly different, and he now speaks with a strange accent. Why doesn't the family seem to notice these glaring inconsistencies? It's only when an investigator starts asking questions that this astounding true story takes an even stranger turn.

The Irishman (2019)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryUSA

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.

Jimmy P. (2013)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrethriller, drama, biography
CountryUSA, France
Duration01:54

Adapted from the 1951 non-fiction account by psychoanalyst Georges Devereux, “Psychotherapy Of A Plains Indian,” the film follows the true story of Picard (Del Toro), a Plains Indian of the Blackfeet nation, as he returns from WWII and begins experiencing unexplainable symptoms shortly thereafter. He travels to the famous Winter Hospital in Topeka, Kansas, where he meets Devereux (Amalric), thus beginning a professional and personal friendship guided by compassion and understanding of Native American culture.

The Old Man & the Gun (2018)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, drama, crime, biography
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:33

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.

BlacKkKlansman (2018)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrecomedy, drama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:24

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.

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.

My Friend Dahmer (2017)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrethriller, drama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:23

Jeffrey Dahmer struggles with a difficult family life as a young boy. During his teenage years he slowly transforms, edging closer to the serial killer he becomes.

The Ciambra (2017)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, crime
CountryItaly, Brazil, Germany, France, Sweden, USA

Pio Amato, a 14 year-old member of a small Romani community in southern Italian town of Gioia Tauro in Calabria, is in a hurry to grow up. Pio follows his older brother Cosimo everywhere and from him he learns how to hustle and how to navigate the streets of his hometown. One night Pio sets out to prove to his brother that he is as good or better than him but, when things go wrong, a series of events will forever change the way he sees the world.




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