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Casino (1995)
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:wealth,  heist,  greed,  surveillance,  mafia,  brutality,  voyeurism,  drunkenness,  torture,  adultery,  betrayal,  money,  revenge
Locations:office,  courtroom,  desert
Characters:pimp,  killer,  hitman,  prostitute
Period:1970s,  1980s
Story:safe deposit box key,  gambling casino,  labor union,  safe deposit box,  hit with a hammer,  drug overdose,  crooked gambling,  gambling syndicate,  gambling debt,  fbi agent,  italian mafia,  snorting cocaine,  hit with a telephone,  money lender,  money laundering,  blue panties,  black panties,  telephone call,  reference to the elephant man,  reference to john barrymore,  witness elimination,  shot in the temple,  spitting in food,  food store,  dolly shot,  follow shot,  lap dissolve,  card cheat,  kansas city missouri,  traveling shot,  breaking the rules,  million dollars,  ballpoint pen,  stooge,  bird's eye shot,  vise,  stabbed with a pencil,  strictness,  television host,  anti semitic slur,  chip,  investment banker,  compulsive gambler,  crushed hand,  car damage,  hierarchy,  chain smoking,  boyhood friend,  crime epic,  tracking shot,  italian food,  multiple narrators,  perfectionist,  diamond theft,  marriage crisis,  control freak,  dead body in car trunk,  costa rica,  lifting a female into the air,  wiretap,  jewels,  sex scandal,  dispute,  broken finger,  temper,  oral sex in a car,  observation,  intoxication,  cigarette holder,  year 1983,  alcohol abuse,  broken hand,  year 1973,  goon,  title spoken by narrator,  dutch angle,  abusive mother,  power struggle,  mob hit,  mob violence,  first person narration,  rise and fall,  spaghetti,  year 1980,  in medias res,  labor,  cash,  extreme violence,  corrupt politician,  golf course,  crushed head,  slot machine,  united states of america,  body in a trunk,  bathrobe,  cornfield,  bus stop,  schoolboy,  sex in a car,  mini dress,  car bomb,  overdose,  firearm,  buried alive,  hit with a baseball bat,  jewelry,  political corruption,  garter,  mormon,  copulation,  capitalism,  insult,  card playing,  title appears in writing,  safe,  stabbed in the neck,  stabbed in the throat,  italian american,  hypocrisy,  crying man,  boss,  coitus,  drug abuse,  lifting someone into the air,  hammer,  tied to a bed,  cowboy hat,  nipples visible through clothing,  poker,  heart attack,  cult director,  casino,  las vegas nevada,  silencer,  tied up,  female removes her clothes,  threat,  actor shares first name with character,  drug addiction,  baseball bat,  suitcase,  mini skirt,  person on fire,  fired from the job,  fbi,  key,  organized crime,  chicago illinois,  pain,  femme fatale,  scantily clad female,  exploding car,  gambling,  cocaine,  woman,  old man,  cleavage,  shot in the back,  f word,  telephone,  criminal,  voyeur,  prostitution,  psychopath,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  sex in bed,  los angeles california,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  black comedy,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  swimming pool,  corpse,  beating,  based on book,  voice over narration,  panties,  cult film,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  one word title,  based on novel,  sex scene,  police,  death,  murder,  nudity,  blood

Goodfellas (1990)
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:heist,  mafia,  brutality,  adultery,  betrayal,  revenge
Locations:courtroom
Characters:hitman
Period:1970s,  1980s
Story:hierarchy,  italian food,  crime epic,  multiple narrators,  mob hit,  mob violence,  first person narration,  rise and fall,  in medias res,  firearm,  insult,  italian american,  nipples visible through clothing,  poker,  actor shares first name with character,  organized crime,  scantily clad female,  cocaine,  cleavage,  shot in the back,  psychopath,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  voice over narration,  cult film,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  one word title,  based on novel,  murder

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:surveillance,  mafia,  brutality,  torture,  adultery,  betrayal,  money,  revenge
Locations:courtroom
Characters:hitman,  prostitute
Period:1980s
Story:telephone call,  million dollars,  dutch angle,  mob hit,  mob violence,  cash,  safe,  italian american,  threat,  drug addiction,  baseball bat,  organized crime,  cocaine,  old man,  shot in the back,  f word,  telephone,  criminal,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  swimming pool,  corpse,  beating,  panties,  cult film,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  husband wife relationship,  murder,  police,  death,  blood

Payback (1999)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Payback (1999)

Porter is bad, but his neighbours are worse. Street-wise and tough, an ex-marine, he is betrayed by a one-time partner, and shot in the back by his junkie wife. He survives and returns, looking to recover his share from the robbery of an Asian crime gang. The money has passed into the hands of "the Outfit", a slick gangster organisation that runs the city. He has to make his way through a world populated by heroin dealers, prostitutes, sado-masochists, gunmen and crooked cops, a place where torture is a way of life. His only friend is a former employer, a prostitute, and her loyalty is in question, given she now works for the Outfit. He makes good early progress, but then falls into the hands of Fairfax, the crime boss. (Read More)

Themes:heist,  greed,  mafia,  brutality,  torture,  betrayal,  money,  revenge
Characters:prostitute
Story:drug overdose,  hit with a telephone,  telephone call,  in medias res,  overdose,  hit with a baseball bat,  boss,  mini skirt,  organized crime,  chicago illinois,  scantily clad female,  exploding car,  woman,  shot in the back,  telephone,  criminal,  prostitution,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  voice over narration,  panties,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  based on novel,  police,  blood,  death

Black Mass (2015) is one of the best movies like Casino (1995)
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,  brutality,  drunkenness,  torture,  betrayal,  revenge
Locations:office
Characters:hitman,  prostitute
Story:fbi agent,  money laundering,  dead body in car trunk,  wiretap,  mob hit,  body in a trunk,  italian american,  fbi,  organized crime,  gambling,  cocaine,  woman,  shot in the back,  f word,  criminal,  psychopath,  held at gunpoint,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  based on book,  voice over narration,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  blood,  death,  murder

American Hustle (2013)
Crime, Drama

American Hustle (2013)

A fictional film set in the alluring world of one of the most stunning scandals to rock our nation, American Hustle tells the story of brilliant con man Irving Rosenfeld ('Christian Bale' (qv)), who along with his equally cunning and seductive British partner Sydney Prosser ('Amy Adams (III)' (qv)) is forced to work for a wild FBI agent Richie DiMaso ('Bradley Cooper (I)' (qv)). DiMaso pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia that's as dangerous as it is enchanting. 'Jeremy Renner' (qv) is Carmine Polito, the passionate, volatile, New Jersey political operator caught between the con-artists and Feds. Irving's unpredictable wife Rosalyn ('Jennifer Lawrence (III)' (qv)) could be the one to pull the thread that brings the entire world crashing down. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  mafia,  drunkenness,  adultery,  betrayal,  money
Period:1970s
Story:fbi agent,  italian mafia,  hit with a telephone,  in medias res,  corrupt politician,  political corruption,  safe,  italian american,  nipples visible through clothing,  heart attack,  casino,  mini skirt,  fbi,  organized crime,  femme fatale,  scantily clad female,  gambling,  cleavage,  shot in the back,  f word,  telephone,  criminal,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  gangster,  black comedy,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  voice over narration,  panties,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  murder

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:heist,  surveillance,  drunkenness,  torture,  revenge
Story:drug overdose,  fbi agent,  wiretap,  title appears in writing,  stabbed in the throat,  cowboy hat,  silencer,  drug addiction,  person on fire,  cocaine,  shot in the back,  psychopath,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  los angeles california,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  voice over narration,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  sex scene,  murder,  blood,  death

Pulp Fiction (1994)
Crime, Drama

Pulp Fiction (1994)

Jules Winnfield ('Samuel L. Jackson' (qv)) and Vincent Vega ('John Travolta (I)' (qv)) are two hit men who are out to retrieve a suitcase stolen from their employer, mob boss Marsellus Wallace ('Ving Rhames' (qv)). Wallace has also asked Vincent to take his wife Mia ('Uma Thurman' (qv)) out a few days later when Wallace himself will be out of town. Butch Coolidge ('Bruce Willis' (qv)) is an aging boxer who is paid by Wallace to lose his fight. The lives of these seemingly unrelated people are woven together comprising of a series of funny, bizarre and uncalled-for incidents. (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  voyeurism,  torture,  revenge
Characters:hitman
Period:1970s
Story:drug overdose,  snorting cocaine,  blue panties,  telephone call,  in medias res,  extreme violence,  mini dress,  overdose,  boss,  lifting someone into the air,  nipples visible through clothing,  cult director,  silencer,  drug addiction,  baseball bat,  suitcase,  organized crime,  scantily clad female,  cocaine,  woman,  cleavage,  f word,  voyeur,  held at gunpoint,  los angeles california,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  panties,  cult film,  husband wife relationship,  blood,  murder

Carlito's Way (1993) is one of the best movies like Casino (1995)
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,  voyeurism,  betrayal,  money,  revenge
Locations:courtroom
Period:1970s
Story:wiretap,  dutch angle,  mob hit,  mob violence,  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,  blood,  death,  police,  murder

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,  drunkenness,  betrayal
Characters:hitman
Story:labor union,  money laundering,  bird's eye shot,  compulsive gambler,  dead body in car trunk,  mob hit,  mob violence,  first person narration,  sex in a car,  car bomb,  italian american,  baseball bat,  fbi,  organized crime,  exploding car,  gambling,  f word,  criminal,  shot in the head,  gangster,  blood splatter,  beating,  voice over narration,  explosion,  death,  murder,  police

Domino (2005)
Action, Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Domino (2005)

The daughter of an actor father and a social-climber mother, Domino Harvey, bored with her life, decides to join the team of Ed Moseby and becomes a bounty hunter. But she gets in trouble when the Mafia's money is stolen from an armored truck, while Moseby and his crew are participating in a reality show produced by Mark Heiss. The situation gets out of control when the sons of a rival mobster are kidnapped while the FBI is monitoring two gangs of mobsters. (Read More)

Themes:mafia,  money,  revenge
Locations:desert
Story:fbi agent,  black panties,  title spoken by narrator,  title appears in writing,  drug abuse,  casino,  las vegas nevada,  fbi,  organized crime,  scantily clad female,  exploding car,  woman,  cleavage,  held at gunpoint,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  black comedy,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  swimming pool,  voice over narration,  panties,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  murder

The Godfather (1972)
Crime, Drama

The Godfather (1972)

When the aging head of a famous crime family decides to transfer his position to one of his subalterns, a series of unfortunate events start happening to the family, and a war begins between all the well-known families leading to insolence, deportation, murder and revenge, and ends with the favorable successor being finally chosen. (Read More)

Themes:mafia,  betrayal,  revenge
Characters:hitman
Story:gambling syndicate,  telephone call,  italian food,  mob hit,  mob violence,  cornfield,  car bomb,  firearm,  italian american,  heart attack,  casino,  las vegas nevada,  fbi,  organized crime,  exploding car,  woman,  shot in the back,  criminal,  los angeles california,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  beating,  cult film,  title spoken by character,  based on novel,  sex scene,  murder,  police,  death,  blood

Live By Night (2016) is one of the best movies like Casino (1995)
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 spe… (Read More)

Themes:heist,  mafia,  brutality,  torture,  betrayal,  money,  revenge
Characters:pimp,  hitman,  prostitute
Story:telephone call,  mob hit,  mob violence,  cash,  car bomb,  italian american,  crying man,  poker,  heart attack,  casino,  silencer,  threat,  organized crime,  femme fatale,  exploding car,  gambling,  shot in the back,  f word,  telephone,  criminal,  psychopath,  held at gunpoint,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  voice over narration,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  based on novel,  sex scene,  murder,  police,  death,  blood

Wild Card (2015)
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:greed,  mafia,  brutality,  drunkenness,  torture,  betrayal,  money,  revenge
Characters:prostitute
Story:slot machine,  stabbed in the neck,  stabbed in the throat,  boss,  casino,  las vegas nevada,  tied up,  organized crime,  gambling,  f word,  criminal,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  cigarette smoking,  based on novel,  death,  blood,  murder

Gangster Squad (2013)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Gangster Squad (2013)

It's 1949 Los Angeles, and gangster Mickey Cohen has moved in, with the intention of controlling all criminal activity in the city. He has bought local judges and police, and no one is willing to cross him or testify against him. Everyone except Sergeant John O'Mara, a former World War II soldier, whose goal is to settle with his family in a peaceful Los Angeles. Police Chief William Parker decides to form a special unit whose mission is to take down Cohen, and chooses O'Mara to lead the unit. O'Mara chooses 4 cops and asks another cop and vet, Jerry Wooters to join him but Wooters is not interested. But when he witnesses the murder of a young boy by Cohen's people, he joins them, and they decide to take apart Cohen's organization. Cohen wonders if a rival is going after him, but eventually he realizes it's the cops. (Read More)

Themes:mafia,  brutality,  torture,  revenge
Characters:pimp,  hitman,  prostitute
Story:money laundering,  title spoken by narrator,  extreme violence,  title appears in writing,  casino,  silencer,  person on fire,  organized crime,  femme fatale,  exploding car,  shot in the back,  criminal,  sex in bed,  los angeles california,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  swimming pool,  beating,  based on book,  voice over narration,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  police,  murder,  blood,  death

Donnie Brasco (1997)
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:surveillance,  mafia,  betrayal,  money
Locations:courtroom
Characters:hitman
Period:1970s
Story:hit with a hammer,  fbi agent,  italian american,  boss,  fbi,  organized crime,  gambling,  cocaine,  held at gunpoint,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  swimming pool,  corpse,  beating,  based on book,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  death,  police,  blood,  murder

Scarface (1983) is one of the best movies like Casino (1995)
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. (Read More)

Themes:mafia,  brutality,  betrayal,  money,  revenge
Period:1980s
Story:money laundering,  telephone call,  crime epic,  mob hit,  mob violence,  rise and fall,  car bomb,  political corruption,  capitalism,  insult,  silencer,  drug addiction,  organized crime,  cocaine,  woman,  cleavage,  shot in the back,  f word,  telephone,  criminal,  sunglasses,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  gangster,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  swimming pool,  panties,  cult film,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  husband wife relationship,  one word title,  based on novel,  murder,  death,  police,  blood

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.. (Read More)

Themes:wealth,  heist,  greed,  mafia,  torture,  betrayal,  money,  revenge
Characters:hitman
Period:1970s
Story:drug overdose,  snorting cocaine,  black panties,  telephone call,  boss,  nipples visible through clothing,  silencer,  tied up,  threat,  drug addiction,  organized crime,  scantily clad female,  cocaine,  cleavage,  voyeur,  sunglasses,  sex in bed,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  swimming pool,  corpse,  beating,  voice over narration,  panties,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  based on novel,  death,  police,  murder,  blood

The Cooler (2003)
Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Romance

The Cooler (2003)

The unluckiest man in Vegas - a guy whose bad luck is contagious - is used by the last of the old time mob run casinos to kill high rollers' action. That is, until he falls in love with a cocktail waitress and gets "lady luck," which throws the situation into reverse. Things turn nasty when the casino director tries to break up the romance. (Read More)

Themes:mafia,  voyeurism,  torture,  money
Locations:desert
Characters:prostitute
Story:drug overdose,  gambling debt,  slot machine,  hit with a baseball bat,  card playing,  drug abuse,  casino,  las vegas nevada,  mini skirt,  organized crime,  scantily clad female,  gambling,  cocaine,  cleavage,  voyeur,  sex in bed,  gangster,  neo noir,  beating,  panties,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  police,  death,  murder

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:heist,  greed,  surveillance,  brutality,  drunkenness,  torture,  betrayal,  money,  revenge
Characters:hitman,  prostitute
Story:safe deposit box,  body in a trunk,  car bomb,  baseball bat,  fbi,  organized crime,  femme fatale,  exploding car,  cocaine,  f word,  criminal,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  police,  death,  blood,  murder

Drive (2011) is one of the best movies like Casino (1995)
Crime, Drama

Drive (2011)

A mysterious man who has multiple jobs as a garage mechanic, a Hollywood stuntman and a getaway driver seems to be trying to escape his shady past as he falls for his neighbor - whose husband is in prison and who's looking after her child alone. Meanwhile, his garage mechanic boss is trying to set up a race team using gangland money, which implicates our driver as he is to be used as the race team's main driver. Our hero gets more than he bargained for when he meets the man who is married to the woman he loves. (Read More)

Themes:heist,  mafia,  brutality,  money,  revenge
Characters:hitman
Story:hit with a hammer,  money laundering,  broken hand,  extreme violence,  stabbed in the neck,  stabbed in the throat,  boss,  organized crime,  woman,  shot in the back,  f word,  criminal,  psychopath,  sunglasses,  los angeles california,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  one word title,  based on novel,  death,  blood,  murder

The Family (2013)
Comedy, Crime, Thriller

The Family (2013)

A mafia boss and his family are relocated to a sleepy town in France under the witness protection program after snitching on the mob. Despite the best efforts of CIA Agent Stansfield ('Tommy Lee Jones' (qv)) to keep them in line, Fred Manzoni ('Robert De Niro' (qv)), his wife Maggie ('Michelle Pfeiffer' (qv)) and their children Belle ('Dianna Agron' (qv)) and Warren ('John D'Leo' (qv)) can't help but revert to old habits and blow their cover by handling their problems the "family" way, enabling their former mafia cronies to track them down. Chaos ensues as old scores are settled in the unlikeliest of settings. (Read More)

Themes:mafia,  revenge
Characters:hitman
Story:hit with a hammer,  fbi agent,  title spoken by narrator,  mob hit,  body in a trunk,  firearm,  hit with a baseball bat,  italian american,  boss,  silencer,  fbi,  organized crime,  woman,  shot in the back,  f word,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  based on book,  voice over narration,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  based on novel,  murder,  death,  blood

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:brutality,  drunkenness,  betrayal,  money,  revenge
Period:1970s
Story:drug overdose,  overdose,  poker,  organized crime,  cocaine,  shot in the back,  f word,  criminal,  psychopath,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  los angeles california,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  voice over narration,  cult film,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  death,  murder,  blood,  police

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.

Themes:wealth,  greed,  brutality,  drunkenness,  torture,  money,  revenge
Locations:office
Characters:killer,  prostitute
Period:1980s
Story:snorting cocaine,  black panties,  investment banker,  body in a trunk,  bathrobe,  mini dress,  lifting someone into the air,  female removes her clothes,  scantily clad female,  exploding car,  cocaine,  woman,  cleavage,  f word,  telephone,  voyeur,  psychopath,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  sex in bed,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  black comedy,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  voice over narration,  panties,  cult film,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  based on novel,  sex scene,  police,  murder,  death,  blood

Gomorrah (2008) is one of the best movies like Casino (1995)
Crime, Drama

Gomorrah (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,  brutality,  betrayal,  money
Characters:killer,  hitman,  prostitute
Story:snorting cocaine,  slot machine,  firearm,  card playing,  actor shares first name with character,  organized crime,  gambling,  cocaine,  old man,  shot in the back,  criminal,  held at gunpoint,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  based on book,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  one word title,  murder,  blood,  police,  death

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:surveillance,  mafia,  brutality,  drunkenness,  torture,  betrayal,  money
Characters:killer,  hitman,  prostitute
Story:fbi agent,  black panties,  telephone call,  crime epic,  broken hand,  mob hit,  mob violence,  italian american,  heart attack,  silencer,  fbi,  organized crime,  pain,  scantily clad female,  exploding car,  cocaine,  old man,  cleavage,  criminal,  held at gunpoint,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  swimming pool,  beating,  panties,  cult film,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  death,  police,  blood,  murder

Trance (2013)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Trance (2013)

A fine art auctioneer mixed up with a gang joins forces with a hypnotherapist to recover a lost painting. As boundaries between desire, reality and hypnotic suggestion begin to blur the stakes rise faster than anyone could have anticipated.

Themes:heist,  greed,  surveillance,  torture,  money,  revenge
Story:gambling debt,  compulsive gambler,  dead body in car trunk,  dutch angle,  body in a trunk,  buried alive,  baseball bat,  femme fatale,  exploding car,  gambling,  shot in the back,  f word,  criminal,  held at gunpoint,  sex in bed,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  swimming pool,  corpse,  beating,  voice over narration,  title spoken by character,  one word title,  sex scene,  murder,  death,  blood

Fargo (1996)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Fargo (1996)

Jerry works in his father-in-law's car dealership and has gotten himself in financial problems. He tries various schemes to come up with money needed for a reason that is never really explained. It has to be assumed that his huge embezzlement of money from the dealership is about to be discovered by father-in-law. When all else falls through, plans he set in motion earlier for two men to kidnap his wife for ransom to be paid by her wealthy father (who doesn't seem to have the time of day for son-in-law). From the moment of the kidnapping, things go wrong and what was supposed to be a non-violent affair turns bloody with more blood added by the minute. Jerry is upset at the bloodshed, which turns loose a pregnant sheriff from Brainerd, MN who is tenacious in attempting to solve the three murders in her jurisdiction. (Read More)

Themes:greed,  brutality,  voyeurism,  money
Characters:prostitute
Period:1980s
Story:lifting a female into the air,  body in a trunk,  copulation,  coitus,  lifting someone into the air,  cult director,  tied up,  scantily clad female,  woman,  cleavage,  shot in the back,  f word,  voyeur,  prostitution,  psychopath,  held at gunpoint,  sex in bed,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  cult film,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  one word title,  sex scene,  murder,  blood,  police

Bound (1996) is one of the best movies like Casino (1995)
Crime, Romance, Thriller

Bound (1996)

Corky, a lesbian ex con hired to work in an apartment as a plumber, meets neighbors Caesar, who launders money for the Mafia, and his girlfriend Violet. The two women have a love affair and decide to steal $2,000,000 that Caesar has in custody before he gives them back to Mafia boss Gino Marzone. Caesar is set up by the two scheming women as a scapegoat but things start to go wrong when he reacts in an unexpected way... (Read More)

Themes:mafia,  brutality,  torture,  money
Characters:prostitute
Story:telephone call,  in medias res,  italian american,  boss,  tied up,  threat,  chicago illinois,  femme fatale,  scantily clad female,  woman,  cleavage,  telephone,  criminal,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  panties,  cult film,  death,  murder,  police,  blood

Middle Men (2009)
Comedy, Crime, Drama

Middle Men (2009)

Wayne Beering and Buck Dolby are drugged out geniuses with lots of ideas but they can never seem to get their act together. But when they come up with the idea to create a porn site - and charge for it (the first ever site to do so), their idea may be too lucrative for them to handle. Straight-laced business man, Jack Harris, is brought in to team up with them and turn their profitable idea into a legit business. Making money in the pornography industry is pretty easy, but staying true to yourself when surrounded by that much wealth, luxury, sex, crime and temptations, is much harder. (Read More)

Themes:wealth,  greed,  betrayal,  money
Period:1980s
Story:fbi agent,  snorting cocaine,  rise and fall,  las vegas nevada,  silencer,  threat,  fired from the job,  chicago illinois,  cocaine,  f word,  held at gunpoint,  los angeles california,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  voice over narration,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  sex scene,  murder,  nudity,  blood

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

Blood Father (2016)

Themes:surveillance,  brutality,  betrayal,  money,  revenge
Locations:desert
Characters:killer,  hitman
Story:telephone call,  dutch angle,  body in a trunk,  threat,  organized crime,  cocaine,  shot in the back,  f word,  telephone,  criminal,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  explosion,  based on novel,  murder,  blood,  police,  death

Rocknrolla (2008)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Rocknrolla (2008)

Lenny Cole, a London mob boss, puts the bite on all local real estate transactions. For substantial fees, he's helping Uri Omovich, a Russian developer. As a sign of good faith, Omovich loans Cole a valuable painting, promptly stolen off Cole's wall. While Cole's men, led by the dependable Archie, look for the canvas, three local petty criminals, the Wild Bunch, steal money from the Russian using inside information from his accountant, the lovely Stella. Meanwhile, a local drug-addled rocker, Johnny Quid, is reported drowned, and his connection to Cole is the key to unraveling the deceits and double crosses of life in the underworld. (Read More)

Themes:money
Story:stabbed with a pencil,  title spoken by narrator,  dutch angle,  hit with a baseball bat,  stabbed in the neck,  stabbed in the throat,  boss,  tied to a bed,  silencer,  key,  organized crime,  exploding car,  held at gunpoint,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  voice over narration,  cult film,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking

Heist (2001) is one of the best movies like Casino (1995)
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. (Read More)

Themes:heist,  surveillance,  mafia,  betrayal,  money
Story:jewelry,  safe,  italian american,  fbi,  organized crime,  femme fatale,  shot in the back,  f word,  criminal,  held at gunpoint,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  one word title,  police,  murder,  blood,  death

The Equalizer (2014)
Action, Crime, Thriller

The Equalizer (2014)

In The Equalizer, Denzel Washington plays McCall, a man who believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when McCall meets Teri (Chloe Grace Moretz), a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can't stand idly by - he has to help her. Armed with hidden skills that allow him to serve vengeance against anyone who would brutalize the helpless, McCall comes out of his self-imposed retirement and finds his desire for justice reawakened. If someone has a problem, if the odds are stacked against them, if they have nowhere else to turn, McCall will help. He is The Equalizer. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  brutality,  torture,  money
Characters:pimp,  hitman,  prostitute
Story:fbi agent,  money laundering,  stabbed in the neck,  stabbed in the throat,  hammer,  silencer,  threat,  fbi,  organized crime,  shot in the back,  f word,  criminal,  held at gunpoint,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  explosion,  murder,  blood,  death

Reindeer Games (2000)
Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller

Reindeer Games (2000)

After being imprisoned for six years on a grand theft auto charge, Rudy Duncan (Ben Affleck) is days away from release as is his cellmate Nick (James Frain) who is is serving a two year sentence on a separate charge. Nick has a number of pictures from a romantic correspondence with a woman named Ashley he has never met but is waiting for his release. Rudy is looking forward to returning to his family and having a fresh cup of hot chocolate. Nick is killed defending Rudy during a prison riot. When Rudy Is released the next day from prison he recognizes Ashley waiting outside the prison for Nick and Rudy takes his place and pretends to be Nick. Nick had spoken of his previous employment in security with an Indian casino and Rudy finds himself involved with Ashley's criminal gun runner brother Gabriel (Gary Sinise). Rudy is violently coerced to cooperate with a Christmas Eve casino robbery scheme that Gabriel and his gang have been planning with Nick's casino knowledge as the key. Things don't go as planned with a number of plot twists and double crosses. (Read More)

Themes:heist,  voyeurism
Story:black panties,  mini dress,  copulation,  safe,  coitus,  casino,  female removes her clothes,  mini skirt,  person on fire,  key,  scantily clad female,  exploding car,  gambling,  woman,  cleavage,  shot in the back,  criminal,  voyeur,  held at gunpoint,  sex in bed,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  swimming pool,  panties,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  sex scene,  murder,  police,  blood,  death

Blow (2001)
Biography, Crime, Drama

Blow (2001)

A boy named George Jung grows up in a struggling family in the 1950's. His mother nags at her husband as he is trying to make a living for the family. It is finally revealed that George's father cannot make a living and the family goes bankrupt. George does not want the same thing to happen to him, and his friend Tuna, in the 1960's, suggests that he deal marijuana. He is a big hit in California in the 1960's, yet he goes to jail, where he finds out about the wonders of cocaine. As a result, when released, he gets rich by bringing cocaine to America. However, he soon pays the price. (Read More)

Themes:wealth,  adultery,  betrayal,  money
Locations:courtroom
Period:1970s,  1980s
Story:drug overdose,  snorting cocaine,  rise and fall,  overdose,  hypocrisy,  drug addiction,  suitcase,  fbi,  organized crime,  chicago illinois,  cocaine,  telephone,  criminal,  los angeles california,  blood splatter,  swimming pool,  beating,  based on book,  voice over narration,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  one word title,  blood,  murder,  police,  death

Sin City (2005) is one of the best movies like Casino (1995)
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:brutality,  torture,  betrayal,  revenge
Characters:killer,  hitman,  prostitute
Period:1980s
Story:telephone call,  multiple narrators,  cash,  extreme violence,  political corruption,  cult director,  silencer,  tied up,  organized crime,  femme fatale,  scantily clad female,  woman,  cleavage,  shot in the back,  psychopath,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  voice over narration,  panties,  cult film,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  sex scene,  murder,  death,  blood,  police

City Of God (2002)
Crime, Drama

City Of God (2002)

Brazil, 1960s, City of God. The Tender Trio robs motels and gas trucks. Younger kids watch and learn well...too well. 1970s: Li'l Ze has prospered very well and owns the city. He causes violence and fear as he wipes out rival gangs without mercy. His best friend Bene is the only one to keep him on the good side of sanity. Rocket has watched these two gain power for years, and he wants no part of it. Yet he keeps getting swept up in the madness. All he wants to do is take pictures. 1980s: Things are out of control between the last two remaining gangs...will it ever end? Welcome to the City of God. (Read More)

Themes:wealth,  torture,  adultery,  money,  revenge
Characters:prostitute
Period:1970s,  1980s
Story:snorting cocaine,  telephone call,  crime epic,  mob violence,  rise and fall,  in medias res,  bus stop,  drug addiction,  organized crime,  pain,  cocaine,  shot in the back,  criminal,  prostitution,  psychopath,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  based on book,  voice over narration,  cult film,  title spoken by character,  murder,  death,  police,  blood

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:brutality,  betrayal,  revenge
Characters:hitman,  prostitute
Story:fbi agent,  black panties,  mob hit,  mob violence,  boss,  fbi,  organized crime,  shot in the back,  sunglasses,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  one word title,  blood,  death

Once Upon A Time In America (1984)
Crime, Drama

Once Upon A Time In America (1984)

Epic tale of a group of Jewish gangsters in New York, from childhood, through their glory years during prohibition, and their meeting again 35 years later.

Themes:heist,  mafia,  brutality,  voyeurism,  torture,  betrayal
Characters:prostitute
Story:crime epic,  mob hit,  mob violence,  political corruption,  copulation,  italian american,  coitus,  key,  organized crime,  scantily clad female,  cleavage,  voyeur,  shot in the head,  gangster,  based on book,  panties,  cult film,  based on novel,  sex scene,  murder,  police,  blood,  death,  nudity

Public Enemies (2009) is one of the best movies like Casino (1995)
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:surveillance,  drunkenness,  torture,  betrayal,  money
Story:fbi agent,  money laundering,  telephone call,  crime epic,  card playing,  safe,  italian american,  fbi,  organized crime,  chicago illinois,  woman,  shot in the back,  criminal,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  based on book,  cigarette smoking,  sex scene,  murder,  death,  blood,  police

2 Guns (2013)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

2 Guns (2013)

Robert Trench, an undercover DEA agent, takes advantage of gunman Michael Stigman's idea to rob a bank to bust him and a mob boss. However, it proves too successful with much more money seized than anticipated with Trench's forces not stopping the getaway. Complicating things still more, Stigman turns out to be a Naval Intelligence agent who shoots Trench and takes the money. The interservice debacle suddenly finds Trench and Stigman in a bloody web of corrupt clandestine rivalries as they are hunted, blackmailed and isolated for the money on both sides of the law. Now, the fugitives must work together to find a way out of this situation with no one to turn to but themselves. (Read More)

Themes:heist,  surveillance,  brutality,  torture,  betrayal,  money,  revenge
Locations:desert
Characters:killer
Story:safe deposit box,  cash,  hit with a baseball bat,  safe,  boss,  silencer,  baseball bat,  fbi,  key,  organized crime,  femme fatale,  exploding car,  cocaine,  shot in the back,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  black comedy,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  blood,  murder,  police,  death

The Untouchables (1987)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Untouchables (1987)

1920's prohibition Chicago is corrupt from the judges downward. So in going up against Al Capone, Treasury agent Eliot Ness picks just two cops to help him and his accountant colleague. One is a sharp-shooting rookie, the other a seen-it-all beat man. The four of them are ready to battle Capone and his empire, but it could just be that guns are not the best way to get him. (Read More)

Themes:mafia,  brutality,  revenge
Locations:courtroom
Characters:hitman
Story:money laundering,  crime epic,  mob violence,  hit with a baseball bat,  italian american,  threat,  baseball bat,  suitcase,  organized crime,  chicago illinois,  shot in the back,  psychopath,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  based on book,  explosion,  based on novel,  murder,  blood,  death,  police

The Boondock Saints (1999)
Action, Crime, Thriller

The Boondock Saints (1999)

Two Irish brothers accidentally kill mafia thugs. They turn themselves in and are released as heroes. They then see it as a calling by God and start knocking off mafia gang members one by one. Willem Dafoe plays the detective trying to figure out the killings, but the closer he comes to catching the Irish brothers, the more he thinks the brothers are doing the right thing. (Read More)

Themes:mafia,  brutality,  drunkenness,  betrayal,  money,  revenge
Locations:courtroom
Characters:hitman
Story:fbi agent,  italian mafia,  telephone call,  bathrobe,  italian american,  silencer,  person on fire,  fbi,  organized crime,  shot in the back,  f word,  held at gunpoint,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  voice over narration,  cult film,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  death,  murder,  nudity,  blood,  police

Smokin' Aces (2006) is one of the best movies like Casino (1995)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Smokin' Aces (2006)

Mob boss Primo Sparazza has taken out a hefty contract on Buddy "Aces" Israel, a sleazy magician who has agreed to turn state's evidence against the Vegas mob. The FBI, sensing a chance to use this small-time con to bring down big-target Sparazza, places Aces into protective custody-under the supervision of two agents dispatched to Aces' Lake Tahoe hideout. When the word of the price on Aces' head spreads into the community of ex-cons and cons-to-be, it entices bounty hunters, thugs-for-hire, deadly vixens and double-crossing mobsters to join in the hunt. With all eyes on Tahoe, this rogues' gallery collides in a comic race to hit the jackpot and rub out Aces. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  mafia,  torture,  betrayal
Characters:hitman,  prostitute
Story:fbi agent,  mob hit,  boss,  casino,  las vegas nevada,  person on fire,  fbi,  organized crime,  cocaine,  shot in the back,  los angeles california,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  black comedy,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  cult film,  murder,  police

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.

Themes:voyeurism,  revenge
Characters:hitman
Story:snorting cocaine,  copulation,  coitus,  drug abuse,  nipples visible through clothing,  silencer,  organized crime,  scantily clad female,  cocaine,  cleavage,  criminal,  voyeur,  sunglasses,  los angeles california,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  black comedy,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  swimming pool,  panties,  cult film,  title spoken by character,  one word title,  blood,  death

Sicario (2015)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Sicario (2015)

When drug violence worsens on the USA Mexico border, the FBI sends an idealistic agent, Kate Macer (Emily Blunt) on a mission to eradicate a drug cartel responsible for a bomb that had killed members of her team.

Themes:surveillance,  brutality,  torture,  betrayal,  revenge
Locations:desert
Characters:hitman
Story:fbi agent,  money laundering,  silencer,  threat,  fbi,  organized crime,  cocaine,  shot in the back,  f word,  held at gunpoint,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  one word title,  murder,  death

True Romance (1993)
Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller

True Romance (1993)

In Detroit, Clarence Worley goes to the movie theater alone on the day of his birthday to watch some movies. The gorgeous Alabama Whitman accidentally drops her popcorn on Clarence and they watch the movie together. Later they go to a diner for pie, and end up having a one night stand. In the morning, Alabama confesses that she is a call-girl hired to spend the night with him, but she has fallen in love with him. In the morning they get married and Clarence goes to the club where she worked to bring her some clothes. However, her pimp Drexl Spivey and his partner beat up Clarence and he reacts by killing them both. Clarence asks for Alabama's suitcase with her clothes and the other girls mistakenly give another one with cocaine. When Clarence discovers the mistake, he decides to travel with Alabama to the house of his friend, the aspiring actor Dick Ritchie, to sell the drug and travel to Mexico. He visits his father Clifford Worley and gives his address to him. But the Sicilian Mafia is the owner of the drug and a group of killers are sent to hunt down Clarnece and Alabama. (Read More)

Themes:mafia,  torture
Characters:pimp,  hitman,  prostitute
Story:snorting cocaine,  extreme violence,  italian american,  drug abuse,  silencer,  suitcase,  organized crime,  cocaine,  shot in the back,  f word,  prostitution,  psychopath,  sunglasses,  los angeles california,  shot in the head,  gangster,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  voice over narration,  cult film,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  sex scene,  murder,  death

Run All Night (2015) is one of the best movies like Casino (1995)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Run All Night (2015)

Professional Brooklyn hitman Jimmy Conlon is more commonly known as THE GRAVEDIGGER. Jimmy was a mob hit-man, who was best friends with his boss Sean Maguire. But when Jimmy's son, Michael, is marked for death by the mob, Jimmy must go up against Sean to protect Michael at all costs. Together, he and Michael must avoid corrupt cops, contract killers and the mob to survive the night. (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  drunkenness,  revenge
Characters:hitman
Story:mob hit,  in medias res,  stabbed in the neck,  boss,  organized crime,  cocaine,  shot in the back,  f word,  held at gunpoint,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  voice over narration,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  death,  murder,  police,  blood

Traffic (2000)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Traffic (2000)

An intertwined drama about the United States' war on drugs, seen through the eyes of a once conservative judge, now newly-appointed drug czar, his crack-addicted daughter, two DEA agents, a jailed drug kingpin's wife, and a Mexican cop who begins to question his boss's motives.

Themes:surveillance,  torture
Locations:courtroom,  desert
Characters:hitman
Story:drug overdose,  car bomb,  drug abuse,  silencer,  threat,  drug addiction,  organized crime,  cocaine,  woman,  shot in the back,  f word,  criminal,  prostitution,  helicopter,  swimming pool,  one word title,  death,  police,  murder

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