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Carlito's Way (1993)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Carlito's Way (1993)

A Puerto Rican ex-con pledges to stay away from his former drug dealing ways but finds himself being dragged back by his past connections and the naive machinations of his lawyer and best friend. Hoping to raise enough money to get away from New York, Carlito Brigante takes on the job of running a nightclub, renews an affair with a dancer but old associates and old instincts suck him back into a world of violence and mistrust. (Read More)

Themes:mafia,  blackmail,  voyeurism,  betrayal,  drugs,  revenge
Locations:courtroom,  wheelchair,  elevator,  nightclub,  boat,  hospital
Characters:lust,  jewish,  dancer
Period:1970s
Story:cocaine addict,  cocaine snorting,  go go dancer,  exotic dancer,  shootout in a hospital,  poolhall shootout,  prison escape,  pool party,  no panties,  girl in panties,  topless dancing,  pole dancing,  spanish harlem manhattan new york city,  sex in restroom stall,  rikers island new york city,  hit on head,  first person narrative,  east river,  friend turned foe,  grand central station manhattan new york city,  crooked lawyer,  death of hero,  steadicam,  buoy,  wearing a sound wire,  wiretap,  narration from the grave,  dance studio,  mob violence,  death of title character,  knife in the chest,  dutch angle,  one last job,  unwed pregnancy,  villain turns good,  last stand,  mob hit,  main character shot,  secret passage,  pool hall,  bludgeoning,  unwanted pregnancy,  puerto rican,  jailbreak,  informer,  unplanned pregnancy,  paraplegic,  district attorney,  entrepreneur,  stretcher,  billboard,  informant,  escalator,  sex in public,  main character dies,  death of protagonist,  ethnic slur,  extortion,  black and white scene,  safe,  shot in the face,  yacht,  interracial romance,  anti semitism,  railway station,  mobster,  nipples visible through clothing,  tape recorder,  falling down stairs,  disco,  crime boss,  kissing while having sex,  love interest,  silencer,  ex convict,  profanity,  premarital sex,  female removes her clothes,  tragic event,  long take,  opening action scene,  baseball bat,  character's point of view camera shot,  champagne,  organized crime,  strip club,  racial slur,  prison,  scantily clad female,  anti hero,  man with glasses,  subway,  stabbed in the chest,  cocaine,  throat slitting,  stabbing,  subjective camera,  cleavage,  manhattan new york city,  stripper,  voyeur,  psychopath,  taxi,  sex in bed,  bikini,  gunfight,  tough guy,  shot in the head,  blonde,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  fondling,  train,  voice over narration,  pistol,  panties,  surprise ending,  leg spreading,  chase,  new york city,  party,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  dancing,  interracial sex,  character name in title,  based on novel,  police,  murder,  violence,  flashback,  death,  blood,  kiss

Assault On Precinct 13 (2005)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Assault On Precinct 13 (2005)

On New Year's Eve, inside a police station that's about to be closed for good, officer Jake Roenick must cobble together a force made up cops and criminals to save themselves from a mob looking to kill mobster Marion Bishop.

Themes:revenge
Story:cocaine snorting,  main character shot,  ethnic slur,  shot in the face,  mobster,  crime boss,  love interest,  silencer,  opening action scene,  baseball bat,  racial slur,  anti hero,  stabbed in the chest,  cocaine,  gunfight,  tough guy,  shot in the head,  blonde,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  prison,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  violence,  kiss,  murder,  police,  blood,  death

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New Jack City (1991)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

New Jack City (1991)

The gangster Nino has a gang who call themselves Cash Money Brothers. They get into the crack business and not before long they make a million dollars every week. A cop, Scotty, is after them. He tries to get into the gang by letting an ex-drug addict infiltrate the gang, but the attempt fails miserably. The only thing that remains is that Scotty himself becomes a drug pusher. (Read More)

Themes:mafia,  betrayal,  drugs,  revenge
Locations:courtroom,  nightclub
Story:cocaine,  wearing a sound wire,  mob violence,  dutch angle,  mob hit,  main character shot,  informant,  main character dies,  ethnic slur,  safe,  mobster,  falling down stairs,  crime boss,  baseball bat,  character's point of view camera shot,  organized crime,  racial slur,  anti hero,  stabbed in the chest,  throat slitting,  subjective camera,  manhattan new york city,  gunfight,  tough guy,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  panties,  surprise ending,  chase,  new york city,  party,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  dancing,  police,  death,  flashback,  blood,  murder,  violence

Menace II Society (1993)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Menace II Society (1993)

This urban nightmare chronicles several days in the life of Caine Lawson, following his high-school graduation, as he attempts to escape his violent existence in the projects of Watts, CA.

Themes:betrayal,  drugs,  revenge
Locations:hospital
Period:1970s
Story:ethnic slur,  black and white scene,  crime boss,  profanity,  premarital sex,  long take,  organized crime,  racial slur,  anti hero,  cocaine,  psychopath,  gunfight,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  prison,  voice over narration,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  party,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  murder,  blood,  police,  death,  violence,  flashback

Goodfellas (1990) is one of the best movies like Carlito's Way (1993)
Crime, Drama

Goodfellas (1990)

Henry Hill might be a small time gangster, who may have taken part in a robbery with Jimmy Conway and Tommy De Vito, two other gangsters who might have set their sights a bit higher. His two partners could kill off everyone else involved in the robbery, and slowly start to think about climbing up through the hierarchy of the Mob. Henry, however, might be badly affected by his partners' success, but will he consider stooping low enough to bring about the downfall of Jimmy and Tommy? (Read More)

Themes:mafia,  betrayal,  drugs,  revenge
Locations:courtroom,  wheelchair,  nightclub,  hospital
Characters:jewish
Period:1970s
Story:cocaine addict,  gangster,  mob violence,  mob hit,  informer,  ethnic slur,  extortion,  shot in the face,  nipples visible through clothing,  tragic event,  long take,  organized crime,  racial slur,  scantily clad female,  cocaine,  stabbing,  cleavage,  psychopath,  tough guy,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  beating,  prison,  voice over narration,  new york city,  based on novel,  murder,  violence

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Blood Father (2016)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Blood Father (2016)

Themes:betrayal,  drugs,  revenge
Story:cocaine snorting,  dutch angle,  ethnic slur,  crime boss,  ex convict,  profanity,  character's point of view camera shot,  organized crime,  racial slur,  anti hero,  man with glasses,  cocaine,  subjective camera,  gunfight,  tough guy,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  prison,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  party,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  based on novel,  death,  blood,  murder,  police,  violence

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)
Action, Crime, Thriller

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

Themes:mafia,  betrayal,  revenge
Locations:elevator
Story:shot in the face,  mobster,  falling down stairs,  crime boss,  silencer,  long take,  opening action scene,  organized crime,  anti hero,  subway,  stabbed in the chest,  throat slitting,  manhattan new york city,  gunfight,  tough guy,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  train,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  new york city,  party,  character name in title,  death,  murder,  violence,  blood,  flashback

The Departed (2006)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Departed (2006)

In South Boston, the state police force is waging war on Irish-American organized crime. Young undercover cop Billy Costigan is assigned to infiltrate the mob syndicate run by gangland chief Frank Costello. While Billy quickly gains Costello's confidence, Colin Sullivan, a hardened young criminal who has infiltrated the state police as an informer for the syndicate is rising to a position of power in the Special Investigation Unit. Each man becomes deeply consumed by their double lives, gathering information about the plans and counter-plans of the operations they have penetrated. But when it becomes clear to both the mob and the police that there is a mole in their midst, Billy and Colin are suddenly in danger of being caught and exposed to the enemy - and each must race to uncover the identity of the other man in time to save themselves. But is either willing to turn on their friends and comrades they've made during their long stints undercover? (Read More)

Themes:mafia,  betrayal,  drugs
Locations:elevator,  boat,  hospital
Story:informer,  mob violence,  knife in the chest,  mob hit,  main character shot,  informant,  main character dies,  death of protagonist,  ethnic slur,  shot in the face,  mobster,  crime boss,  kissing while having sex,  silencer,  long take,  organized crime,  racial slur,  scantily clad female,  man with glasses,  subway,  stabbed in the chest,  cocaine,  stabbing,  cleavage,  gunfight,  tough guy,  shot in the head,  blonde,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  prison,  fondling,  train,  pistol,  panties,  surprise ending,  chase,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  police,  flashback,  violence,  murder,  death,  blood,  kiss

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Live By Night (2016) is one of the best movies like Carlito's Way (1993)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Live By Night (2016)

Boston, 1926. The '20s are roaring. Liquor is flowing, bullets are flying, and one man sets out to make his mark on the world. Prohibition has given rise to an endless network of underground distilleries, speakeasies, gangsters, and corrupt cops. Joe Coughlin, the youngest son of a prominent Boston police captain, has long since turned his back on his strict and proper upbringing. Now having graduated from a childhood of petty theft to a career in the pay of the city's most fearsome mobsters, Joe enjoys the spoils, thrills, and notoriety of being an outlaw. But life on the dark side carries a heavy price. In a time when ruthless men of ambition, armed with cash, illegal booze, and guns, battle for control, no one-neither family nor friend, enemy nor lover-can be trusted. Beyond money and power, even the threat of prison, one fate seems most likely for men like Joe: an early death. But until that day, he and his friends are determined to live life to the hilt. Joe embarks on a dizzying journey up the ladder of organized crime that takes him from the flash of Jazz Age Boston to the sensual shimmer of Tampa's Latin Quarter to the sizzling streets of Cuba. Live by Night is a riveting epic layered with a diverse cast of loyal friends and callous enemies, tough rumrunners and sultry femmes fatales, Bible-quoting evangelists and cruel Klansmen, all battling for survival and their piece of the American dream. At once a sweeping love story and a compelling saga of revenge, it is a spellbinding tour de force of betrayal and redemption, music and murder, that brings fully to life a bygone era when sin was cause for celebration and vice was a national virtue. (Read More)

Themes:mafia,  blackmail,  betrayal,  drugs,  revenge
Locations:elevator,  nightclub,  boat,  hospital
Story:mob violence,  mob hit,  ethnic slur,  shot in the face,  mobster,  falling down stairs,  crime boss,  love interest,  silencer,  ex convict,  tragic event,  opening action scene,  character's point of view camera shot,  organized crime,  racial slur,  anti hero,  throat slitting,  subjective camera,  psychopath,  gunfight,  tough guy,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  prison,  train,  voice over narration,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  party,  dancing,  based on novel,  murder,  police,  death,  blood,  violence

Hung Fan Kui (1995)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Hung Fan Kui (1995)

Keong comes from Hong Kong to visit New York for his uncle's wedding. His uncle runs a market in the Bronx and Keong offers to help out while Uncle is on his honeymoon. During his stay in the Bronx, Keong befriends a neighbor kid and beats up some neighborhood thugs who cause problems at the market. Meanwhile, one of those petty thugs in the local gang stumbles into a criminal situation way over his head. Blinded by greed, his involvement draws his gang, the kid, Keong, and the whole neighborhood into a deadly crossfire. When the lazy cops fail to successfully resolve matters, Keong takes things into his own hands. Needless to say, much spectacular kung-fu and outrageous action sequences follow.... (Read More)

Themes:mafia,  revenge
Locations:wheelchair,  nightclub,  boat
Characters:dancer
Story:wearing a sound wire,  pool hall,  paraplegic,  extortion,  falling down stairs,  crime boss,  silencer,  baseball bat,  organized crime,  anti hero,  manhattan new york city,  stripper,  psychopath,  taxi,  gunfight,  tough guy,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  panties,  chase,  new york city,  murder,  police,  blood,  death,  violence

American Psycho (2000)
Crime, Drama

American Psycho (2000)

Patrick Bateman is handsome, well educated and intelligent. He is twenty-seven and living his own American dream. He works by day on Wall Street, earning a fortune to complement the one he was born with. At night he descends into madness, as he experiments with fear and violence. This is why American Psycho (2000) is one of the best movies like Carlito's Way (1993). (Read More)

Themes:blackmail,  drugs,  revenge
Locations:nightclub
Characters:lust
Story:cocaine snorting,  ethnic slur,  tape recorder,  premarital sex,  female removes her clothes,  champagne,  racial slur,  scantily clad female,  stabbed in the chest,  cocaine,  stabbing,  cleavage,  manhattan new york city,  voyeur,  psychopath,  taxi,  sex in bed,  gunfight,  shot in the head,  blonde,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  fondling,  voice over narration,  pistol,  panties,  surprise ending,  leg spreading,  chase,  new york city,  party,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  dancing,  based on novel,  death,  kiss,  murder,  police,  blood,  violence

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Triple 9 (2016)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Triple 9 (2016)

In TRIPLE 9, a crew of dirty cops are blackmailed by the Russian mob to execute a virtually impossible heist. The only way to pull it off is to manufacture a 999, police code for "officer down". Their plan is turned upside down when the unsuspecting rookie they set up to die foils the attack, triggering a breakneck, action-packed finale filled with double-crosses, greed and revenge. (Read More)

Themes:blackmail,  betrayal,  drugs,  revenge
Locations:elevator,  nightclub,  hospital
Characters:jewish
Story:cocaine snorting,  one last job,  informant,  ethnic slur,  safe,  shot in the face,  mobster,  falling down stairs,  crime boss,  ex convict,  opening action scene,  baseball bat,  organized crime,  strip club,  racial slur,  cocaine,  stripper,  bikini,  gunfight,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  prison,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  party,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  police,  death,  blood,  violence,  murder

Donnie Brasco (1997) is one of the best movies like Carlito's Way (1993)
Biography, Crime, Drama

Donnie Brasco (1997)

This true story follows FBI agent Joe Pistone as he infiltrates the mafia of New York. Befriending Lefty Ruggiero, Pistone (under the name Donnie Brasco) is able to embed himself in a mafia faction led by Sonny Black. Ruggiero and Pistone become tight as the group goes about collecting money for 'the bosses'. Eventually, the group become big-time when Black himself becomes a boss; all the while, Pistone collects evidence. However, the trials and tribulations of the undercover work become more than Pistone can bear. His marriage falls apart, and to top it off, the mafia suspect a mole in the organization. The real dilemma is afforded to Pistone, who knows if he walks away from the mafia, Ruggiero will be the one punished. (Read More)

Themes:mafia,  betrayal,  drugs
Locations:courtroom,  boat,  hospital
Period:1970s
Story:district attorney,  ethnic slur,  yacht,  mobster,  tape recorder,  organized crime,  strip club,  racial slur,  cocaine,  manhattan new york city,  stripper,  bikini,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  pistol,  surprise ending,  new york city,  dancing,  character name in title,  death,  blood,  murder,  police,  violence

Gomorra (2008)
Crime, Drama

Gomorra (2008)

"Gomorra" is a contemporary Neapolitan mob drama that exposes Italy's criminal underbelly by telling five stories of individuals who think they can make their own compact with Camorra, the area's Mafia.

Themes:mafia,  betrayal,  drugs
Locations:boat,  hospital
Characters:dancer
Story:pool hall,  extortion,  long take,  opening action scene,  champagne,  organized crime,  strip club,  cocaine,  subjective camera,  manhattan new york city,  stripper,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  beating,  pistol,  chase,  new york city,  dancing,  violence,  death,  police,  blood,  murder

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War (2007)
Action, Crime, Thriller

War (2007)

After his partner Tom Lone and family are killed apparently by the infamous and elusive assassin Rogue, FBI agent John Crawford becomes obsessed with revenge as his world unravels into a vortex of guilt and betrayal. Rogue eventually resurfaces to settle a score of his own, setting off a bloody crime war between Asian mob rivals Chang of the Triad's and Yakuza boss Shiro. When Jack and Rogue finally come face to face, the ultimate truth of their pasts will be revealed. (Read More)

Themes:betrayal,  revenge
Story:go go dancer,  mob violence,  mob hit,  main character shot,  main character dies,  death of protagonist,  shot in the face,  opening action scene,  organized crime,  stabbed in the chest,  stripper,  gunfight,  tough guy,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  surprise ending,  death,  blood,  violence

Layer Cake (2004)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Layer Cake (2004)

A successful cocaine dealer, who has earned a respected place among England's Mafia elite, plans an early retirement from the business. However, big boss Jimmy Price hands down a tough assignment: find Charlotte Ryder, the missing rich princess daughter of Jimmy's old pal Edward, a powerful construction business player and gossip papers socialite. Complicating matters are two million pounds' worth of Grade A ecstasy, a brutal Serbian gang and a whole series of double crossings. The title "LAYER CAKE" refers to the layers or levels anyone in business goes through in rising to the top. What is revealed is a modern underworld where the rules have changed. There are no 'codes', or 'families' and respect lasts as long as a line. Not knowing who he can trust, he has to use all his 'savvy', 'telling' and skills which make him one of the best, to escape his own. The ultimate last job, a love interest called Tammy, and an international drug ring threaten to draw him back into the 'cake mix'. But, time is running out and the penalty will endure a lifetime.. This is why Layer Cake (2004) is one of the best movies like Carlito's Way (1993). (Read More)

Themes:mafia,  blackmail,  betrayal,  drugs,  revenge
Locations:nightclub
Characters:lust,  dancer
Period:1970s
Story:cocaine,  no panties,  girl in panties,  gangster,  one last job,  informer,  extortion,  mobster,  nipples visible through clothing,  love interest,  silencer,  champagne,  organized crime,  scantily clad female,  anti hero,  subjective camera,  cleavage,  voyeur,  sex in bed,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  beating,  prison,  fondling,  voice over narration,  panties,  surprise ending,  leg spreading,  chase,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  dancing,  based on novel,  murder,  violence,  police,  death,  flashback,  blood

Batman: The Killing Joke (2016) is one of the best movies like Carlito's Way (1993)
Action, Animation, Crime, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)

Themes:mafia,  betrayal
Locations:wheelchair,  elevator,  nightclub,  boat,  hospital
Story:yacht,  mobster,  crime boss,  premarital sex,  tragic event,  opening action scene,  character's point of view camera shot,  organized crime,  anti hero,  subjective camera,  psychopath,  gunfight,  tough guy,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  voice over narration,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  character name in title,  police,  flashback,  kiss,  blood,  death,  violence,  murder

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Sin City (2005)
Crime, Thriller

Sin City (2005)

Four tales of crime adapted from Frank Miller's popular comics, focusing around a muscular brute who's looking for the person responsible for the death of his beloved Goldie, a man fed up with Sin City's corrupt law enforcement who takes the law into his own hands after a horrible mistake, a cop who risks his life to protect a girl from a deformed pedophile, and a hitman looking to make a little cash. (Read More)

Themes:blackmail,  betrayal,  revenge
Locations:elevator,  hospital
Story:exotic dancer,  narration from the grave,  bludgeoning,  informer,  informant,  mobster,  silencer,  premarital sex,  tragic event,  organized crime,  strip club,  scantily clad female,  anti hero,  man with glasses,  throat slitting,  cleavage,  stripper,  psychopath,  tough guy,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  voice over narration,  pistol,  panties,  surprise ending,  death,  violence,  blood,  murder,  police

Brick Mansions (2014)
Action, Crime, Sci-fi, Thriller

Brick Mansions (2014)

Themes:betrayal,  drugs,  revenge
Locations:elevator
Story:ethnic slur,  crime boss,  ex convict,  silencer,  opening action scene,  baseball bat,  organized crime,  racial slur,  anti hero,  gunfight,  tough guy,  shot in the head,  gangster,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  prison,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  violence,  flashback,  murder,  police,  death

Baby Driver (2017)
Action, Crime, Music, Thriller

Baby Driver (2017)

Baby is a young and partially hearing impaired getaway driver who can make any wild move while in motion with the right track playing. It's a critical talent he needs to survive his indentured servitude to the crime boss, Doc, who values his role in his meticulously planned robberies. However, just when Baby thinks he is finally free and clear to have his own life with his new girlfriend, Deborah, Doc coerces him back for another job. Now saddled with a crew of thugs too violently unstable to keep to Doc's plans, Baby finds himself and everything he cares for in terrible danger. To survive and escape the coming maelstrom, it will take all of Baby's skill, wits and daring, but even on the best track, can he make it when life is forcing him to face the music? (Read More)

Themes:blackmail,  betrayal,  revenge
Locations:wheelchair,  elevator
Story:one last job,  ethnic slur,  black and white scene,  tape recorder,  crime boss,  love interest,  profanity,  long take,  opening action scene,  character's point of view camera shot,  organized crime,  racial slur,  anti hero,  man with glasses,  subjective camera,  psychopath,  gunfight,  tough guy,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  prison,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  character name in title,  flashback,  death,  police,  blood,  murder,  violence,  kiss

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We Own The Night (2007) is one of the best movies like Carlito's Way (1993)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

We Own The Night (2007)

Brooklyn, 1988. Crime is rife, especially drugs and drug violence. A Russian thug is building his heroin trade, while everyone laughs at the cops. Brothers have chosen different paths: Joe has followed his father Bert into New York's Finest; he's a rising star. Bobby, who uses his mother's maiden name, manages a club. Bobby too is on the rise: he has a new girlfriend and a green-light to develop a Manhattan club. Joe and Bert ask him to help with intelligence gathering; he declines. Then, Joe raids Bobby's club to arrest the Russian. From there, things spiral out of control: the Russian puts out a hit on Joe, personal losses mount, and Bobby's loyalties face the test. This is why We Own The Night (2007) is one of the best movies like Carlito's Way (1993). (Read More)

Themes:betrayal,  drugs,  revenge
Locations:wheelchair,  nightclub,  hospital
Characters:dancer
Story:puerto rican,  informer,  informant,  shot in the face,  disco,  organized crime,  strip club,  cocaine,  throat slitting,  manhattan new york city,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  prison,  pistol,  chase,  new york city,  party,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  dancing,  death,  violence,  police,  blood,  murder,  flashback

The Salton Sea (2002)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Salton Sea (2002)

After the murder of his beloved wife, Danny Parker is set adrift in a world where nothing is as it seems. On his journey he befriends slacker Jimmy the Finn and becomes involved in rescuing his neighbor Colette from her own demons. Danny is antagonized by undercover narcotics agents and sadistic dealer Pooh-Bear. (Read More)

Themes:blackmail,  revenge
Locations:hospital
Story:wiretap,  district attorney,  informant,  black and white scene,  shot in the face,  falling down stairs,  silencer,  ex convict,  cocaine,  psychopath,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  voice over narration,  pistol,  surprise ending,  party,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  murder,  death,  blood,  violence,  flashback

Black Mass (2015)
Biography, Crime, Drama, History

Black Mass (2015)

Based on a true story of James "Whitey" Bulger, an Irish Mob godfather and FBI informant who had a "secret trading" deal with his brother, William "Billy" Bulger, a state senator and a Boston public figure, and John Connolly, an FBI agent. They planned to take down the Italian mob and mafia in Boston, which went awry and things turned massively violent. When the credence for each other began fading out, drug dealing, murders, and extortion started to rise, and forced the FBI's Boston office to confirm that Whitey Bulger was one of the most notorious criminals in US history and also one of the FBI's Ten Most Wanted List criminals. (Read More)

Themes:mafia,  betrayal,  revenge
Locations:nightclub,  hospital
Period:1970s
Story:informant,  wiretap,  mob hit,  district attorney,  ethnic slur,  extortion,  shot in the face,  mobster,  crime boss,  ex convict,  profanity,  organized crime,  racial slur,  cocaine,  psychopath,  tough guy,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  voice over narration,  pistol,  violence,  flashback,  blood,  murder,  death

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American Assassin (2017)
Action, Thriller

American Assassin (2017)

Twenty three-year-old Mitch lost his parents to a tragic car accident at the age of fourteen, and his girlfriend to a terrorist attack just as they were engaged. Seeking revenge, he is enlisted by CIA Deputy Director Irene Kennedy as a black ops recruit. Kennedy then assigns Cold War veteran Stan Hurley to train Mitch. Together they will later on investigate a wave of apparently random attacks on military and civilian targets. The discovery of a pattern in the violence leads them to a joint mission with a lethal Turkish agent to stop a mysterious operative intent on starting a world war in the Middle East. (Read More)

Themes:mafia,  betrayal,  revenge
Locations:elevator,  boat,  hospital
Story:ethnic slur,  shot in the face,  mobster,  silencer,  profanity,  tragic event,  long take,  opening action scene,  character's point of view camera shot,  organized crime,  racial slur,  anti hero,  man with glasses,  stabbed in the chest,  subjective camera,  gunfight,  tough guy,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  train,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  based on novel,  murder,  death,  blood,  violence,  flashback

Raw Deal (1986) is one of the best movies like Carlito's Way (1993)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Raw Deal (1986)

Mark Kaminski is kicked out of the FBI for his rough treatment of a suspect. He winds up as the sheriff of a small town in North Carolina. FBI Chief Harry Shannon, whose son has been killed by a mobster named Luigi Patrovita, enlists Kaminski in a personal vendetta with a promise of reinstatement into the FBI if Patrovita is taken down. To accomplish this, Kaminski must go undercover and join Patrovita's gang. (Read More)

Themes:mafia,  drugs,  revenge
Locations:wheelchair,  nightclub
Story:mobster,  crime boss,  kissing while having sex,  silencer,  opening action scene,  organized crime,  taxi,  gunfight,  tough guy,  blonde,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  blood splatter,  shootout,  pistol,  murder,  kiss,  violence,  police,  blood

Scarface (1983)
Crime, Drama

Scarface (1983)

Tony Montana manages to leave Cuba during the Mariel exodus of 1980. He finds himself in a Florida refugee camp but his friend Manny has a way out for them: undertake a contract killing and arrangements will be made to get a green card. He's soon working for drug dealer Frank Lopez and shows his mettle when a deal with Colombian drug dealers goes bad. He also brings a new level of violence to Miami. Tony is protective of his younger sister but his mother knows what he does for a living and disowns him. Tony is impatient and wants it all however, including Frank's empire and his mistress Elvira Hancock. Once at the top however, Tony's outrageous actions make him a target and everything comes crumbling down. This is why Scarface (1983) is one of the best movies like Carlito's Way (1993). (Read More)

Themes:mafia,  betrayal,  drugs,  revenge
Locations:nightclub,  boat
Story:cocaine addict,  cocaine snorting,  cocaine,  mob violence,  last stand,  mob hit,  disco,  love interest,  silencer,  profanity,  long take,  character's point of view camera shot,  organized crime,  anti hero,  throat slitting,  stabbing,  subjective camera,  cleavage,  bikini,  gunfight,  shot in the head,  blonde,  gangster,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  shootout,  fondling,  pistol,  panties,  new york city,  dancing,  based on novel,  murder,  blood,  police,  violence,  death

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Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what's left of society into chaos. K's discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years. (Read More)

Themes:betrayal
Locations:wheelchair,  nightclub
Story:billboard,  main character dies,  death of protagonist,  love interest,  profanity,  premarital sex,  tragic event,  opening action scene,  character's point of view camera shot,  stabbed in the chest,  throat slitting,  subjective camera,  gunfight,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  police,  flashback,  blood,  violence,  murder,  death

Atomic Blonde (2017)
Action, Mystery, Thriller

Atomic Blonde (2017)

The crown jewel of Her Majesty's Secret Intelligence Service, Agent Lorraine Broughton (Theron) is equal parts spycraft, sensuality and savagery, willing to deploy any of her skills to stay alive on her impossible mission. Sent alone into Berlin to deliver a priceless dossier out of the destabilized city, she partners with embedded station chief David Percival (James McAvoy) to navigate her way through the deadliest game of spies. (Read More)

Themes:betrayal,  revenge
Locations:elevator,  nightclub
Story:wearing a sound wire,  shot in the face,  falling down stairs,  love interest,  silencer,  profanity,  premarital sex,  long take,  opening action scene,  man with glasses,  stabbed in the chest,  throat slitting,  taxi,  gunfight,  shot in the head,  blonde,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  train,  voice over narration,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  party,  based on novel,  flashback,  murder,  blood,  police,  violence,  death

Wild Card (2015) is one of the best movies like Carlito's Way (1993)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Wild Card (2015)

Nick Wild (Jason Statham) is a Las Vegas bodyguard with lethal professional skills and a personal gambling problem. When a friend is beaten by a sadistic thug, Nick strikes back, only to find out the thug is the son of a powerful mob boss. Suddenly Nick is plunged into the criminal underworld, chased by enforcers and wanted by the mob. Having raised the stakes, Nick has one last play to change his fortunes...and this time, it's all or nothing. (Read More)

Themes:mafia,  betrayal,  revenge
Locations:elevator,  hospital
Story:one last job,  ethnic slur,  mobster,  crime boss,  opening action scene,  organized crime,  racial slur,  anti hero,  stabbed in the chest,  stripper,  tough guy,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  pistol,  surprise ending,  character name in title,  based on novel,  flashback,  blood,  violence,  murder,  death

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Dip Huet Seung Hung (1989)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Dip Huet Seung Hung (1989)

A violent Hong Kong action film, this is the story of an assassin, Jeffrey Chow (aka Mickey Mouse) who takes one last job so he can retire and care for his girlfriend Jenny. When his employers betray him, he reluctantly joins forces with Inspector Lee (aka Dumbo), the cop who is pursuing him. Together, the new friends face the final confrontation of the gangsters out to kill them. (Read More)

Themes:betrayal,  revenge
Locations:nightclub,  hospital
Story:one last job,  mob hit,  main character dies,  crime boss,  tragic event,  opening action scene,  character's point of view camera shot,  organized crime,  anti hero,  stabbing,  subjective camera,  psychopath,  gunfight,  tough guy,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  murder,  police,  death,  blood,  flashback,  violence

The Last Boy Scout (1991)
Action, Thriller

The Last Boy Scout (1991)

A down and out cynical detective teams up with a down and out ex-quarterback to try and solve a murder case involving a pro football team and a politician. This is why The Last Boy Scout (1991) is one of the best movies like Carlito's Way (1993).

Themes:blackmail,  betrayal,  revenge
Story:exotic dancer,  mob hit,  billboard,  shot in the face,  profanity,  opening action scene,  organized crime,  strip club,  anti hero,  cocaine,  stripper,  psychopath,  gunfight,  tough guy,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  dancing,  murder,  blood,  police,  death,  flashback,  violence

Kill The Irishman (2011)
Biography, Crime, Drama

Kill The Irishman (2011)

The true story of Danny Greene, an impoverished but charismatic young Irish-American who rises to power as president of the longshoreman's local union and is charged with corruption but evades serious jail time by becoming an FBI informant. With fearless nerve he joins forces with a Mafia gangster to rise to power in Cleveland's underworld, gaining the reputation of a Robin Hood-like figure with nine lives as he escapes countless assassination attempts. (Read More)

Themes:mafia,  betrayal
Story:mob violence,  mob hit,  informant,  ethnic slur,  extortion,  crime boss,  baseball bat,  organized crime,  shot in the head,  gangster,  blood splatter,  beating,  shootout,  prison,  voice over narration,  pistol,  new york city,  death,  murder,  police,  violence

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Casino (1995) is one of the best movies like Carlito's Way (1993)
Crime, Drama

Casino (1995)

This Martin Scorsese film depicts the Janus-like quality of Las Vegas--it has a glittering, glamorous face, as well as a brutal, cruel one. Ace Rothstein and Nicky Santoro, mobsters who move to Las Vegas to make their mark, live and work in this paradoxical world. Seen through their eyes, each as a foil to the other, the details of mob involvement in the casinos of the 1970's and '80's are revealed. Ace is the smooth operator of the Tangiers casino, while Nicky is his boyhood friend and tough strongman, robbing and shaking down the locals. However, they each have a tragic flaw--Ace falls in love with a hustler, Ginger, and Nicky falls into an ever-deepening spiral of drugs and violence. (Read More)

Themes:mafia,  voyeurism,  betrayal,  drugs,  revenge
Locations:courtroom
Period:1970s
Story:wiretap,  mob violence,  dutch angle,  mob hit,  safe,  nipples visible through clothing,  silencer,  female removes her clothes,  baseball bat,  organized crime,  scantily clad female,  cocaine,  cleavage,  voyeur,  psychopath,  sex in bed,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  voice over narration,  panties,  based on novel,  murder,  violence,  death,  police,  blood

El Mariachi (1992)
Action, Crime, Thriller

El Mariachi (1992)

El Mariachi just wants to play his guitar and carry on the family tradition. Unfortunately, the town he tries to find work in has another visitor...a killer who carries his guns in a guitar case. The drug lord and his henchmen mistake El Mariachi for the killer, Azul, and chase him around town trying to kill him and get his guitar case. (Read More)

Themes:betrayal,  revenge
Story:prison escape,  jailbreak,  crime boss,  silencer,  tragic event,  opening action scene,  character's point of view camera shot,  organized crime,  racial slur,  scantily clad female,  anti hero,  subjective camera,  cleavage,  bikini,  gunfight,  tough guy,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  prison,  voice over narration,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  character name in title,  murder,  violence,  death,  blood

Hardcore Henry (2015)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Hardcore Henry (2015)

Hardcore Henry is an action film told from a first person perspective: You remember nothing. Mainly because you've just been brought back from the dead by your wife (Haley Bennett). She tells you that your name is Henry. Five minutes later, you are being shot at, your wife has been kidnapped, and you should probably go get her back. Who's got her? His name's Akan; he's a powerful warlord with an army of mercenaries, and a plan for world domination. You're also in an unfamiliar city of Moscow, and everyone wants you dead. Everyone except for a mysterious British fellow called Jimmy. He may be on your side, but you aren't sure. If you can survive the insanity, and solve the mystery, you might just discover your purpose and the truth behind your identity. Good luck, Henry. You're likely going to need it... (Read More)

Themes:betrayal,  revenge
Locations:wheelchair,  elevator
Story:cocaine snorting,  escalator,  shot in the face,  crime boss,  silencer,  premarital sex,  long take,  baseball bat,  character's point of view camera shot,  strip club,  anti hero,  subway,  stabbed in the chest,  cocaine,  throat slitting,  subjective camera,  stripper,  psychopath,  gunfight,  tough guy,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  character name in title,  murder,  death,  blood,  police,  flashback,  violence

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Crank (2006)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Crank (2006)

When the hit-man Chev Chelios is poisoned by the criminal Verona, his friend and doctor Miles advises him that he must keep his adrenaline levels elevated to stay alive. Chev meets his girlfriend Eve and together they look for Verona to kill him. This is why Crank (2006) is one of the best movies like Carlito's Way (1993). (Read More)

Themes:voyeurism,  revenge
Locations:elevator,  hospital
Characters:lust
Story:girl in panties,  sex in public,  nipples visible through clothing,  silencer,  organized crime,  racial slur,  scantily clad female,  anti hero,  cocaine,  cleavage,  voyeur,  taxi,  tough guy,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  shootout,  fondling,  pistol,  panties,  surprise ending,  leg spreading,  death,  blood

The Black Dahlia (2006) is one of the best movies like Carlito's Way (1993)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Black Dahlia (2006)

In 1946, the former boxers Dwight "Bucky" Bleichert and Lee Blanchard are policemen in Los Angeles. Lee has a good relationship with his chief and uses a box fight between them to promote the department and get a raise to the police force. They succeed and are promoted to homicide detectives, working together. Bucky becomes a close friend of Lee and his girlfriend Kay Lake, forming a triangle of love. When the corpse of the aspirant actress 'Elizabeth Short (I)' is found mutilated, Lee becomes obsessed to solve the case called by the press Black Dahlia. Meanwhile, Bucky's investigation leads him to a Madeleine Linscott, the daughter of a powerful and wealthy constructor that resembles the Black Dahlia. In an environment of corruption and lies, Bucky discloses hidden truths. (Read More)

Themes:blackmail,  voyeurism
Locations:nightclub
Characters:lust,  jewish,  dancer
Story:no panties,  girl in panties,  first person narrative,  anti semitism,  champagne,  racial slur,  scantily clad female,  throat slitting,  subjective camera,  cleavage,  voyeur,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  voice over narration,  pistol,  panties,  leg spreading,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  dancing,  police,  based on novel,  death,  blood,  flashback,  violence,  murder

Punisher: War Zone (2008)
Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Punisher: War Zone (2008)

Frank Castle, the ex-military man whose family was killed by criminals, who became a vigilante known as the Punisher, goes after a whole mob family and gets everyone except enforcer Billy Russoti. He tracks Russoti down and chases him into a vat that is used for crushing bottles. Frank turns on the crusher hoping it would take care of him but it doesn't. He survives but sustains very severe injuries that even with plastic surgery his face looks like a jigsaw puzzle. So he decides to adopt the name Jigsaw. Frank who killed one of Russoti's people who unknown to him is an undercover Fed, decides to pack it in. But when he learns Russoti didn't die and is looking for the money he entrusted to the Fed and will go looking for it at his home which means his family is in danger. So Frank tries to save them. But Russoti wants revenge on Frank so he breaks out his brother who is so crazed that he is committed to an asylum, to deal with him. And also another Fed who's a friend of the man Frank killed wants him too. (Read More)

Themes:mafia,  revenge
Locations:wheelchair
Story:cocaine snorting,  main character shot,  shot in the face,  mobster,  crime boss,  baseball bat,  organized crime,  anti hero,  stabbed in the chest,  cocaine,  throat slitting,  psychopath,  gunfight,  tough guy,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  new york city,  character name in title,  flashback,  police,  murder,  blood,  violence

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Ride Along (2014)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Romance

Ride Along (2014)

Ben must prove he is good enough to date cop James' sister. By doing this he goes on a "Ride Along" to show that he is not weak and he will do whatever it takes to get James' approval but along the way runs into a few obstacles that he has to overcome in a very funny way.

Themes:betrayal
Locations:hospital
Story:informant,  ethnic slur,  falling down stairs,  crime boss,  opening action scene,  character's point of view camera shot,  strip club,  racial slur,  anti hero,  subjective camera,  stripper,  gunfight,  tough guy,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  violence,  blood,  murder,  police,  death

King Of New York (1990)
Crime, Thriller

King Of New York (1990)

After completing a lengthy prison sentence, one-time drug kingpin Frank White returns to New York intent on reestablishing his empire and making things as they were before he left. Others of course have taken over the business during his absence but that clearly isn't going to stop White. While he is gunning down the opposition, he decides he's going to give away the money he'll make to modernize the hospital in his old neighborhood. Drug dealers aren't the only thing he has to worry about however: a group of rogue cops decide they are going to take him down. (Read More)

Themes:mafia,  drugs,  revenge
Locations:nightclub,  hospital
Story:prison,  mob violence,  mob hit,  ethnic slur,  crime boss,  ex convict,  champagne,  organized crime,  racial slur,  anti hero,  subway,  cocaine,  manhattan new york city,  taxi,  gunfight,  shot in the head,  gangster,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  train,  panties,  surprise ending,  chase,  new york city,  party,  dancing,  interracial sex,  violence,  murder,  police,  death

Heist (2001) is one of the best movies like Carlito's Way (1993)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Heist (2001)

David Mamet takes this story of thieves along many twists and turns, some of which work and some of which don't. Gene Hackman plays the brilliant leader of a gang (Delroy Lindo, Ricky Jay & Rebecca Pigeon as Hackman's youngish wife), which pulls off complex heists for a despicable fence (Danny DeVito). After stiffing the gang on a jewelry robbery, DeVito forces the gang to go after a Swiss gold shipment and to use his nephew (Sam Rockwell) in the crime. No one trusts anyone and every step is shaded with the unexpected. This is why Heist (2001) is one of the best movies like Carlito's Way (1993). (Read More)

Themes:mafia,  blackmail,  betrayal
Locations:boat
Story:one last job,  safe,  shot in the face,  crime boss,  ex convict,  organized crime,  anti hero,  gunfight,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  police,  blood,  violence,  death,  murder

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Paranoia (2013)
Drama, Thriller

Paranoia (2013)

The high stakes thriller Paranoia takes us deep behind the scenes of global success to a deadly world of greed and deception. The two most powerful tech billionaires in the world ('Harrison Ford (I)' (qv) and 'Gary Oldman (I)' (qv)) are bitter rivals with a complicated past who will stop at nothing to destroy each other. A young superstar ('Liam Hemsworth' (qv)), seduced by unlimited wealth and power falls between them, and becomes trapped in the middle of the twists and turns of their life-and-death game of corporate espionage. By the time he realizes his life is in danger, he is in far too deep and knows far too much for them to let him walk away. (Read More)

Themes:blackmail,  betrayal,  revenge
Locations:wheelchair,  elevator,  nightclub,  hospital
Story:entrepreneur,  love interest,  silencer,  premarital sex,  opening action scene,  baseball bat,  champagne,  subway,  manhattan new york city,  taxi,  blonde,  neo noir,  voice over narration,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  new york city,  party,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  dancing,  based on novel,  blood,  flashback,  kiss,  murder,  death

Striptease (1996)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Striptease (1996)

Erin Grant loses care and custody of her daughter when she's divorced from her husband Darrell, a small-time thief. Struggling for money, she is a dancer at a nightclub, where one night Congressman Dilbeck (in disguise) attacks another member of the audience. A spectator, who recognizes Dilbeck and is fond of Erin, offers to get back her daughter by blackmailing Dilbeck. Things do not work out as planned, though. (Read More)

Themes:mafia,  blackmail
Locations:wheelchair,  nightclub,  boat,  hospital
Characters:dancer
Story:exotic dancer,  topless dancing,  pole dancing,  wearing a sound wire,  informant,  yacht,  tape recorder,  crime boss,  organized crime,  strip club,  stripper,  gangster,  neo noir,  beating,  pistol,  surprise ending,  dancing,  based on novel,  flashback,  murder,  death

Public Enemies (2009)
Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Romance

Public Enemies (2009)

This is the story of the last few years of the notorious bank robber John Dillinger. He loved what he did and could imagine little else that would make him happier. Living openly in 1930s Chicago, he had the run of the city with little fear of reprisals from the authorities. It's there that he meets Billie Frechette with whom he falls deeply in love. In parallel we meet Melvin Purvis, the FBI agent who would eventually track Dillinger down. The FBI was is in its early days and Director J. Edgar Hoover was keen to promote the clean cut image that so dominated the organization through his lifetime. Purvis realizes that if he is going to get Dillinger, he will have to use street tactics and imports appropriate men with police training. Dillinger is eventually betrayed by an acquaintance who tells the authorities just where to find him on a given night. (Read More)

Themes:blackmail,  betrayal
Locations:elevator,  nightclub,  hospital
Characters:dancer
Story:prison escape,  main character shot,  informant,  main character dies,  safe,  shot in the face,  railway station,  falling down stairs,  kissing while having sex,  opening action scene,  organized crime,  gunfight,  tough guy,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  prison,  train,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  dancing,  kiss,  murder,  death,  police,  blood,  violence

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London Boulevard (2010) is one of the best movies like Carlito's Way (1993)
Crime, Drama

London Boulevard (2010)

Fresh out of prison, Mitchel wants nothing to do with crime but accepts a kip from Billy, a marginal grafter, and accompanies Billy on rent collection trips. He's also old school, wanting revenge on two youths for assaulting a mendicant he's befriended. He's got a strung-out sister to protect, and he's offered a job protecting a famous actress from paparazzi. The plot lines join when Michael finds himself attracted to the actress and Billy's Mob boss, Gant, finds ways to force Michael work for him. He also warns Michael off revenge against the assailants of his friend. What are Michael's options: is there any way to avoid Gant, protect his sister, and find a path to love? (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Locations:hospital
Story:death of protagonist,  falling down stairs,  crime boss,  ex convict,  silencer,  strip club,  racial slur,  cocaine,  stripper,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  beating,  prison,  pistol,  surprise ending,  party,  based on novel,  death,  murder,  violence

Broken City (2013)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Broken City (2013)

In New York City, detective Billy Taggart goes to court for the murder of the rapist Mikey Tavarez, but the Mayor Nicholas Hostetler and the Chief of Police Carl Fairbanks vanish with important evidence and Billy is declared not guilty by the judge; however, he leaves the police department. Seven years later, Billy is a private detective and lives with his girlfriend Natalie Barrow, who is an aspiring actress and the sister of Mikey's victim. His secretary Katy Bradshaw (Alona Tal) is trying to collect part of the debts to save their business. In the week of the elections, Hostetler summons Billy and offers $25,000 to investigate his wife, Cathleen Hostetler, whom he believes is having a love affair. Billy discovers that Cathleen is meeting Paul Andrews, who is the coordinator of the campaign of Jack Valliant, the opponent of Hostetler and favorite in the election. When Paul is found dead on the street, Billy finds that he had been double-crossed by Hostetler and he decides to investigate the truth behind Paul's murder. This is why Broken City (2013) is one of the best movies like Carlito's Way (1993). (Read More)

Themes:blackmail,  betrayal
Locations:courtroom
Story:wearing a sound wire,  puerto rican,  tape recorder,  kissing while having sex,  silencer,  baseball bat,  anti hero,  subway,  manhattan new york city,  gunfight,  tough guy,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  train,  pistol,  surprise ending,  new york city,  party,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  murder,  flashback,  death,  police,  violence

Bangkok Dangerous (2008)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Bangkok Dangerous (2008)

Joe is a professional hit man who picks someone off the street to do his errands, and after he is finished kills that person. His next assignment takes him to Bangkok, and as usual, he finds a street-wise guy named Kong to help him. After Kong has a close call and learns who Joe is, Kong asks him to train him and he does. Joe also meets a local girl who is deaf and spends time with her. However, Joe has a hard time keeping his other life from her. It also appears that the person who hired Joe, breaks his rule of complete anonymity and tries to find him. (Read More)

Themes:mafia,  betrayal
Locations:nightclub
Characters:dancer
Story:one last job,  main character shot,  main character dies,  death of protagonist,  shot in the face,  crime boss,  silencer,  opening action scene,  organized crime,  strip club,  anti hero,  stripper,  gunfight,  tough guy,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  train,  voice over narration,  pistol,  chase,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  dancing,  flashback,  murder,  blood,  death,  violence

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The Raid 2: Berandal (2014)
Action, Crime, Thriller

The Raid 2: Berandal (2014)

He thought it was over. After fighting his way out of a building filled with gangsters and madmen - a fight that left the bodies of police and gangsters alike piled in the halls - rookie Jakarta cop Rama thought it was done and he could resume a normal life. He couldn't have been more wrong. Formidable though they may have been, Rama's opponents in that fateful building were nothing more than small fish swimming in a pond much larger than he ever dreamed possible. And his triumph over the small fry has attracted the attention of the predators farther up the food chain. His family at risk, Rama has only one choice to protect his infant son and wife: He must go undercover to enter the criminal underworld himself and climb through the hierarchy of competing forces until it leads him to the corrupt politicians and police pulling the strings at the top of the heap. And so Rama begins a new odyssey of violence, a journey that will force him to set aside his own life and history and take on a new identity as the violent offender "Yuda." In prison he must gain the confidence of Uco - the son of a prominent gang kingpin - to join the gang himself, laying his own life on the line in a desperate all-or-nothing gambit to bring the whole rotten enterprise to an end. (Read More)

Themes:betrayal,  revenge
Locations:nightclub
Story:wearing a sound wire,  safe,  shot in the face,  crime boss,  ex convict,  long take,  baseball bat,  organized crime,  subway,  stabbed in the chest,  throat slitting,  taxi,  gunfight,  tough guy,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  prison,  pistol,  chase,  murder,  violence,  police,  blood,  flashback,  death

Sin City: A Dame To Kill For (2014) is one of the best movies like Carlito's Way (1993)
Crime, Thriller

Sin City: A Dame To Kill For (2014)

Marv is unconscious on a highway surrounded by corpses. When he awakes, he has amnesia and tries to recall his last steps from the Kadie's saloon on the Saturday night. He recalls that he found four playboys burning a homeless man alive and defended the poor man. Marv hunts them down and kills the group. The cocky gambler Johnny hits jackpot in slot machines in the Kadie's saloon and invites the waitress Marcie to go with him to play poker game against the powerful Senator Roark. He wins the game and suffers the consequence of his arrogance. The private detective Dwight McCarthy is contacted by his former lover Ava Lord that asks to meet him at the Kadie's saloon. Ava asks him for forgiveness for leaving him to marry the wealthy Damian Lord. However her strong chauffeur Manute takes her home. Dwight snoops around Ava's house but is found and beaten by Manute and the bodyguards. When he returns home, Ava is waiting for him naked in the bed and seduces him again. Then she tells that Damian and Manute torture her and soon she will be killed. Once again Manute takes Ava with him and hits Dwight that invites Marv to help him to rescue Ava. Damian denies the accusation but Dwight beats him to death while Marv tear Manute's eye out. But soon Dwight finds that he was lured by Ava that shoots him. Marv rescues Dwight and takes him to the Old Town where Dwight finds his former lover Gail that helps him to recover while Dwight plots revenge against Ava. (Read More)

Themes:voyeurism,  betrayal,  revenge
Locations:hospital
Story:exotic dancer,  safe,  shot in the face,  railway station,  nipples visible through clothing,  crime boss,  silencer,  premarital sex,  character's point of view camera shot,  strip club,  anti hero,  stabbed in the chest,  throat slitting,  subjective camera,  stripper,  voyeur,  gunfight,  tough guy,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  voice over narration,  pistol,  chase,  based on novel,  violence,  death,  blood,  murder,  flashback

Malcolm X (1992)
Biography, Drama, History, Romance

Malcolm X (1992)

Biograpical epic of Malcolm X, the legendary African American leader. Born Malcolm Little, his father (a Garveyite Baptist minister) was killed by the Ku Klux Klan. Malcolm became a gangster, and while in jail discovered the Nation of Islam writings of Elijah Muhammad. He preaches the teachings when let out of jail, but later on goes on a pilgrimage to the city of Mecca, there he converts to the original Islamic religion and becomes a Sunni Muslim and changes his name to El-Hajj Malik Al-Shabazz. He is assassinated on February 21, 1965 and dies a Muslim martyr. (Read More)

Themes:drugs
Story:death of title character,  main character shot,  main character dies,  death of protagonist,  tragic event,  racial slur,  man with glasses,  manhattan new york city,  tough guy,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  shot to death,  beating,  prison,  train,  voice over narration,  pistol,  new york city,  character name in title,  flashback,  murder,  violence,  death,  blood,  police

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