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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,  racism,  betrayal,  money,  christmas,  drugs,  marriage
Locations:courtroom,  airport,  boat,  hotel,  restaurant,  beach,  bar,  hospital
Characters:hitman,  nurse,  singer
Period:1970s
Story:hit with a hammer,  tennis court,  undercover agent,  fbi agent,  envelope full of money,  stealing money,  christmas decorations,  japanese restaurant,  lounge singer,  marriage counselor,  christmas tree,  threatened with a knife,  police bust,  reference to open sesame incantation,  reference to john d. rockefeller,  reference to chaka khan,  reference to mickey mantle,  reference to raquel welch,  williamsburg bridge,  racial violence,  italian american cop,  greyhound racing,  reflection in car mirror,  masked men,  santa claus hat,  hot wiring a car,  title appears in text,  tool shed,  marital strife,  losing weight,  gold medal,  shaving cream,  empire state building manhattan new york city,  colombian,  firing range,  cheque,  covert,  special agent,  year 1978,  criminal syndicate,  hundred dollar bill,  hit,  car keys,  snitch,  knocked out with a gun butt,  corrupt police,  video cassette,  breaking a mirror,  witness protection,  finger gun,  severed foot,  reference to john wayne,  fake moustache,  sex on stairs,  garbage can,  neglected wife,  barbershop,  mole,  video footage,  mugshot,  unsubtitled foreign language,  audio cassette,  hijacking,  porsche,  district attorney,  psychiatry,  stakeout,  brooklyn bridge,  police arrest,  weightlifting,  telephone booth,  men's bathroom,  true crime,  set up,  police raid,  playing cards,  blood on shirt,  ethnic slur,  siren,  pier,  lion,  miami florida,  convenience store,  mentor,  pool table,  italian american,  yacht,  target practice,  duct tape over mouth,  diamond,  tennis,  mobster,  shot in the stomach,  tape recorder,  loyalty,  waiter,  police brutality,  dismemberment,  typewriter,  domestic violence,  stage,  american flag,  storytelling,  undercover,  beaten to death,  fbi,  stabbed in the back,  organized crime,  drug addict,  strip club,  racial slur,  shot in the leg,  fishing,  gambling,  cocaine,  drug dealer,  bra,  manhattan new york city,  stripper,  reference to jesus christ,  handcuffs,  cafe,  held at gunpoint,  bikini,  camera,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  airplane,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  police officer,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  swimming pool,  corpse,  beating,  based on book,  based on true story,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  new york city,  singing,  photograph,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  police,  death,  murder,  violence,  blood

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,  christmas
Locations:hotel,  restaurant,  beach,  bar,  hospital
Characters:hitman
Story:fbi agent,  christmas tree,  threatened with a knife,  hundred dollar bill,  district attorney,  true crime,  ethnic slur,  pier,  miami florida,  pool table,  italian american,  mobster,  loyalty,  beaten to death,  fbi,  organized crime,  drug addict,  racial slur,  shot in the leg,  gambling,  cocaine,  drug dealer,  handcuffs,  held at gunpoint,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  police officer,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  based on book,  based on true story,  pistol,  knife,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  violence,  murder,  death,  blood

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,  racism,  betrayal,  money,  drugs
Locations:airport,  boat,  restaurant,  beach,  bar,  hospital
Characters:hitman,  singer
Story:fbi agent,  criminal syndicate,  snitch,  mole,  unsubtitled foreign language,  police raid,  blood on shirt,  ethnic slur,  convenience store,  mentor,  italian american,  pool table,  target practice,  mobster,  domestic violence,  undercover,  beaten to death,  fbi,  organized crime,  drug addict,  racial slur,  shot in the leg,  cocaine,  drug dealer,  bra,  reference to jesus christ,  handcuffs,  cafe,  held at gunpoint,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  police officer,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  swimming pool,  beating,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  singing,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  death,  murder,  blood,  police,  violence

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,  betrayal,  money,  christmas,  drugs
Locations:courtroom,  restaurant,  beach,  bar
Characters:hitman,  singer
Story:threatened with a knife,  brooklyn bridge,  police raid,  ethnic slur,  italian american,  mobster,  police brutality,  undercover,  beaten to death,  organized crime,  drug addict,  racial slur,  cocaine,  drug dealer,  bra,  manhattan new york city,  handcuffs,  held at gunpoint,  camera,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  police officer,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  swimming pool,  corpse,  beating,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  new york city,  dancing,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  blood,  murder,  death,  police,  violence

Triple 9 (2016) is one of the best movies like Donnie Brasco (1997)
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:surveillance,  betrayal,  money,  drugs
Locations:restaurant,  bar,  hospital
Characters:hitman
Story:threatened with a knife,  knocked out with a gun butt,  severed foot,  police raid,  blood on shirt,  ethnic slur,  convenience store,  duct tape over mouth,  mobster,  police brutality,  fbi,  organized crime,  drug addict,  strip club,  racial slur,  cocaine,  drug dealer,  stripper,  handcuffs,  held at gunpoint,  bikini,  punched in the face,  airplane,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  police officer,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  death,  blood,  violence,  police,  murder

The French Connection (1971)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

The French Connection (1971)

William Friedkin's gritty police drama portrays two tough New York City cops trying to intercept a huge heroin shipment coming from France. An interesting contrast is established between 'Popeye' Doyle, a short-tempered alcoholic bigot who is nevertheless a hard-working and dedicated police officer, and his nemesis Alain Charnier, a suave and urbane gentleman who is nevertheless a criminal and one of the largest drug suppliers of pure heroin to North America. During the surveillance and eventual bust, Friedkin provides one of the most gripping and memorable car chase sequences ever filmed. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  mafia,  racism,  christmas,  drugs
Locations:airport,  hotel,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:hitman
Period:1970s
Story:fbi agent,  italian american cop,  stakeout,  brooklyn bridge,  telephone booth,  ethnic slur,  italian american,  undercover,  fbi,  organized crime,  racial slur,  drug dealer,  manhattan new york city,  handcuffs,  punched in the face,  airplane,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  police officer,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  based on true story,  pistol,  new york city,  cigarette smoking,  police,  blood,  murder

Gomorrah (2008)
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,  betrayal,  money,  drugs
Locations:airport,  boat,  beach,  hospital
Characters:hitman,  singer
Story:title appears in text,  colombian,  set up,  miami florida,  organized crime,  strip club,  gambling,  cocaine,  drug dealer,  manhattan new york city,  stripper,  held at gunpoint,  camera,  watching tv,  airplane,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  based on book,  based on true story,  pistol,  new york city,  singing,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  murder,  police,  death,  violence,  blood

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:surveillance,  betrayal,  money
Locations:hotel,  restaurant,  bar,  hospital
Characters:singer
Story:fbi agent,  mugshot,  stakeout,  blood on shirt,  italian american,  shot in the stomach,  police brutality,  beaten to death,  fbi,  organized crime,  shot in the leg,  handcuffs,  cafe,  held at gunpoint,  camera,  punched in the face,  airplane,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  police officer,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  based on book,  based on true story,  pistol,  surprise ending,  singing,  photograph,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  death,  police,  blood,  violence,  murder

Menace II Society (1993) is one of the best movies like Donnie Brasco (1997)
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,  money,  drugs
Locations:hospital
Period:1970s
Story:threatened with a knife,  blood on shirt,  ethnic slur,  convenience store,  police brutality,  beaten to death,  organized crime,  drug addict,  racial slur,  cocaine,  drug dealer,  handcuffs,  held at gunpoint,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  police officer,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  death,  violence,  blood,  murder,  police

Catch Me If You Can (2002)
Biography, Crime, Drama

Catch Me If You Can (2002)

New Rochelle, the 1960s. High schooler Frank Abagnale Jr. idolizes his father, who's in trouble with the IRS. When his parents separate, Frank runs away to Manhattan with $25 in his checking account, vowing to regain dad's losses and get his parents back together. Just a few years later, the FBI tracks him down in France; he's extradited, tried, and jailed for passing more than $4,000,000 in bad checks. Along the way, he's posed as a Pan Am pilot, a pediatrician, and an attorney. And, from nearly the beginning of this life of crime, he's been pursued by a dour FBI agent, Carl Hanratty. What starts as cat and mouse becomes something akin to father and son. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  betrayal,  money,  christmas
Locations:courtroom,  airport,  hotel,  restaurant,  bar,  hospital
Characters:nurse,  singer
Period:1970s
Story:fbi agent,  christmas tree,  reference to mickey mantle,  cheque,  unsubtitled foreign language,  police arrest,  set up,  miami florida,  italian american,  tape recorder,  waiter,  typewriter,  fbi,  bra,  manhattan new york city,  handcuffs,  held at gunpoint,  airplane,  police officer,  swimming pool,  based on true story,  pistol,  new york city,  singing,  photograph,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  police

The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day (2009)
Action, Crime, Thriller

The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day (2009)

For the last 8 years the brothers have been living with their father on a sheep farm deep in isolated Ireland. One day their uncle tells them that they have been framed for the murder of a Bostonian Catholic priest. The boys must return to Boston to not only clear their names but find the men who framed them. (Read More)

Themes:mafia,  betrayal
Locations:bar
Story:hit with a hammer,  fbi agent,  threatened with a knife,  knocked out with a gun butt,  finger gun,  pool table,  duct tape over mouth,  shot in the stomach,  american flag,  beaten to death,  stabbed in the back,  organized crime,  racial slur,  shot in the leg,  handcuffs,  held at gunpoint,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  pistol,  new york city,  cigarette smoking,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  blood,  violence,  murder,  police

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,  christmas
Locations:restaurant,  bar
Characters:hitman
Story:finger gun,  reference to john wayne,  mugshot,  audio cassette,  brooklyn bridge,  telephone booth,  true crime,  ethnic slur,  italian american,  beaten to death,  fbi,  organized crime,  gambling,  drug dealer,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  face slap,  gangster,  blood splatter,  beating,  based on true story,  pistol,  new york city,  death,  murder,  violence,  police

Magnum Force (1973) is one of the best movies like Donnie Brasco (1997)
Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Magnum Force (1973)

San Francisco Police Inspector 'Dirty' Harry Callahan and his new partner, Early Smith have been temporarily reassigned from Homicide to Stakeout Duty. You Meanwhile, those of the city's criminals who manage to avoid punishment by the courts are nevertheless being killed by unknown assassins. Callahan begins to investigate the murders despite orders from his superior officer, Lieutenant Briggs. A man has to know his limitations... (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  betrayal,  drugs
Locations:airport,  hotel,  hospital
Characters:hitman
Period:1970s
Story:firing range,  hundred dollar bill,  hijacking,  district attorney,  stakeout,  set up,  siren,  pier,  target practice,  police brutality,  undercover,  beaten to death,  organized crime,  racial slur,  held at gunpoint,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  police officer,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  swimming pool,  corpse,  pistol,  surprise ending,  husband wife relationship,  murder,  police,  blood,  violence,  death

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,  betrayal,  money,  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,  police,  murder,  blood,  violence,  death

Running Scared (2006)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Running Scared (2006)

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

Themes:mafia,  racism
Story:undercover agent,  fbi agent,  hundred dollar bill,  reference to john wayne,  ethnic slur,  shot in the stomach,  american flag,  organized crime,  strip club,  racial slur,  shot in the leg,  drug dealer,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  police,  violence,  death,  blood,  murder

A Walk Among The Tombstones (2014)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

A Walk Among The Tombstones (2014)

Matt Scudder is a former cop now a private eye. He is asked by a drug dealer to find the men who kidnapped his wife. It seems like they killed her even after he paid them. Scudder refuses. But the man later goes to see him and tells him how his wife was killed. Scudder takes the job. He does some research and thinks the men he is looking for have done this more than once. And that everyone they grabbed is connected to a drug dealer. He was about to give up when they grab another girl and Scudder tries make sure she's returned alive. (Read More)

Themes:money
Locations:bar,  hospital
Characters:nurse
Story:hit with a hammer,  threatened with a knife,  breaking a mirror,  unsubtitled foreign language,  brooklyn bridge,  ethnic slur,  convenience store,  mentor,  duct tape over mouth,  tape recorder,  dismemberment,  drug addict,  racial slur,  shot in the leg,  drug dealer,  handcuffs,  held at gunpoint,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  pistol,  knife,  new york city,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  death,  murder,  blood,  violence

American Hustle (2013) is one of the best movies like Donnie Brasco (1997)
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,  betrayal,  money
Locations:hotel,  restaurant,  bar
Period:1970s
Story:undercover agent,  fbi agent,  year 1978,  italian american,  mobster,  undercover,  fbi,  organized crime,  strip club,  gambling,  stripper,  reference to jesus christ,  handcuffs,  held at gunpoint,  bikini,  punched in the face,  airplane,  shot in the head,  gangster,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  based on true story,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  new york city,  singing,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  murder

Bad Boys II (2003)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Bad Boys II (2003)

Narcotics cops Mike Lowrey ('Will Smith (I)' (qv)) and Marcus Burnett ('Martin Lawrence (I)' (qv)) head up a task force investigating the flow of ecstasy into Miami. Their search leads to a dangerous kingpin Johnny Tapia ('Jordi Molla' (qv)), whose plan to control the city's drug traffic has touched off an underground war. Meanwhile, things get sexy between Mike and Syd ('Gabrielle Union' (qv)), Marcus's sister. (Read More)

Themes:mafia,  racism,  money,  drugs
Locations:hospital
Story:severed foot,  ethnic slur,  miami florida,  dismemberment,  undercover,  beaten to death,  fbi,  organized crime,  racial slur,  shot in the leg,  drug dealer,  held at gunpoint,  bikini,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  police officer,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  swimming pool,  corpse,  beating,  pistol,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  death,  murder,  blood,  police,  violence

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:surveillance
Locations:beach,  bar,  hospital
Story:fbi agent,  district attorney,  stakeout,  shot in the stomach,  domestic violence,  american flag,  undercover,  drug addict,  shot in the leg,  cocaine,  drug dealer,  reference to jesus christ,  held at gunpoint,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  violence,  blood,  murder,  death

Brooklyn's Finest (2009)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Brooklyn's Finest (2009)

In Brooklyn, amid drug deals, violence, casual racism, poverty, housing projects, and corrupt cops, we follow three officers: Tango, African-American, working undercover, believing he's earned a promotion to a desk job but told he has to set up the bust of an ex-con who saved his life; Sal, who'll commit murder to get cash; and, Eddie, the precinct's oldest beat cop, a week to go before retirement, assigned to mentor an earnest rookie. Can this end well for any of the three? (Read More)

Themes:racism,  betrayal
Locations:hospital
Story:stealing money,  police raid,  blood on shirt,  mentor,  shot in the stomach,  police brutality,  undercover,  racial slur,  gambling,  drug dealer,  held at gunpoint,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  pistol,  new york city,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  murder,  police,  violence,  blood

Gangster Squad (2013) is one of the best movies like Donnie Brasco (1997)
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,  christmas
Locations:airport,  hotel,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:hitman
Story:threatened with a knife,  finger gun,  police raid,  target practice,  mobster,  shot in the stomach,  beaten to death,  organized crime,  shot in the leg,  drug dealer,  handcuffs,  camera,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  police officer,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  swimming pool,  beating,  based on book,  based on true story,  pistol,  knife,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  murder,  blood,  death,  violence,  police

Bad Lieutenant: Port Of Call New Orleans (2009)
Crime, Drama

Bad Lieutenant: Port Of Call New Orleans (2009)

After Katrina, police sergeant Terence McDonagh rescues a prisoner, hurts his back in the process and earns a promotion to lieutenant plus an addiction to cocaine and painkillers. Six months later, a family is murdered over drugs; Terence runs the investigation. His drug-using prostitute girlfriend, his alcoholic father's dog, run-ins with two old women and a well-connected john, gambling losses, a nervous young witness, and thefts of police property put Terence's job and then his life in danger. He starts seeing things. He wants a big score to get out from under mounting debts, so he joins forces with drug dealers. The murders remain unsolved. A bad lieutenant gets worse. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  mafia,  drugs
Locations:hotel,  restaurant,  bar
Story:envelope full of money,  threatened with a knife,  reflection in car mirror,  mugshot,  district attorney,  police raid,  convenience store,  police brutality,  organized crime,  drug addict,  racial slur,  gambling,  cocaine,  drug dealer,  handcuffs,  held at gunpoint,  watching tv,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  pistol,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  police,  death,  murder,  violence,  blood

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,  betrayal,  money
Locations:courtroom,  hotel,  restaurant,  bar,  hospital
Characters:hitman
Story:fbi agent,  ethnic slur,  pool table,  italian american,  tape recorder,  beaten to death,  fbi,  organized crime,  strip club,  racial slur,  shot in the leg,  stripper,  handcuffs,  cafe,  held at gunpoint,  camera,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  blood,  murder,  police,  violence,  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,  money,  drugs
Locations:hotel,  restaurant,  bar,  hospital
Characters:hitman,  nurse,  singer
Story:brooklyn bridge,  police raid,  ethnic slur,  italian american,  police brutality,  american flag,  undercover,  organized crime,  racial slur,  gambling,  cocaine,  drug dealer,  manhattan new york city,  handcuffs,  cafe,  watching tv,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  gangster,  neo noir,  beating,  surprise ending,  new york city,  singing,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  death,  murder,  violence,  police

The Heat (2013) is one of the best movies like Donnie Brasco (1997)
Action, Comedy, Crime

The Heat (2013)

Sarah Ashburn, an FBI agent, is extremely ambitious and has her eye on a promotion, but she doesn't get along with her co-workers. She is sent to Boston to uncover the identity of an elusive drug lord, Mr. Larkin, by tracking down his proxy, Rojas, and is told that she'll have a good shot at the promotion if she finds Larkin. When she arrives in Boston, she learns that Larkin has been eliminating his competition and taking over their operations. She learns that Rojas is in Boston PD custody and goes to see him to ask him what he knows about Larkin, but is warned that the cop who arrested Rojas, Shannon Mullins, is very territorial, and she is not exactly sociable. When the two meet they don't get along. When Mullins learns why Ashburn is in Boston, she decides to find Larkin herself. Ashburn is told by her boss to work with Mullins, but it won't be easy because Ashburn does things by the book while Mullins does things her way. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  drugs
Locations:bar,  hospital
Characters:nurse
Story:undercover agent,  fbi agent,  threatened with a knife,  special agent,  brooklyn bridge,  yacht,  police brutality,  undercover,  fbi,  organized crime,  racial slur,  cocaine,  drug dealer,  handcuffs,  held at gunpoint,  watching tv,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  police officer,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  new york city,  photograph,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  death,  police,  blood,  violence,  murder

Run All Night (2015)
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:christmas
Locations:restaurant,  bar,  hospital
Characters:hitman
Story:hit,  brooklyn bridge,  mentor,  shot in the stomach,  stabbed in the back,  organized crime,  cocaine,  drug dealer,  manhattan new york city,  handcuffs,  held at gunpoint,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  police officer,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  pistol,  knife,  new york city,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  murder,  police,  death,  violence,  blood

The Accountant (2016)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Accountant (2016)

Christian Wolff is a math savant with more affinity for numbers than people. Behind the cover of a small-town CPA office, he works as a freelance accountant for some of the world's most dangerous criminal organizations. With the Treasury Department's Crime Enforcement Division, run by Ray King, starting to close in, Christian takes on a legitimate client: a state-of-the-art robotics company where an accounting clerk has discovered a discrepancy involving millions of dollars. But as Christian uncooks the books and gets closer to the truth, it is the body count that starts to rise. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  mafia,  betrayal,  money,  christmas
Locations:hotel,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:hitman
Story:fbi agent,  hundred dollar bill,  mugshot,  mentor,  target practice,  mobster,  american flag,  beaten to death,  fbi,  stabbed in the back,  organized crime,  shot in the leg,  handcuffs,  held at gunpoint,  camera,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  pistol,  surprise ending,  new york city,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  murder,  violence,  death,  blood

Exit Wounds (2001)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Exit Wounds (2001)

Orin Boyd (Seagal) is a Detroit cop who doesn't follow rules. After he saved the Vice President by violating every order he received he is transferred to one of the worst precincts in the city. There he quickly encounters some corrupt cops selling heroin to drug dealers. The problem is, it's very difficult to tell who is the bad guy and who you can trust. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  betrayal,  drugs
Locations:restaurant,  bar
Story:threatened with a knife,  corrupt police,  fake moustache,  porsche,  weightlifting,  police raid,  ethnic slur,  shot in the stomach,  police brutality,  undercover,  beaten to death,  organized crime,  strip club,  racial slur,  shot in the leg,  drug dealer,  handcuffs,  held at gunpoint,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  police officer,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  pistol,  knife,  murder,  death,  violence,  blood,  police

Takers (2010) is one of the best movies like Donnie Brasco (1997)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Takers (2010)

A seasoned team of bank robbers, including Gordon Jennings (Idris Elba), John Rahway (Paul Walker), A.J. (Hayden Christensen), and brothers Jake (Michael Ealy) and Jesse (Chris Brown) Attica successfully complete their latest heist and lead a life of luxury while planning their next job. When Ghost (Tip T.I. Harris), a former member of their team, is released from prison he convinces the group to strike an armored car carrying $20 million. As the "takers" carefully plot their strategy and draw nearer to exacting the grand heist, a reckless police officer (Matt Dillon) inches closer to apprehending the criminals. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  betrayal
Locations:airport,  hotel,  bar,  hospital
Story:corrupt police,  finger gun,  mugshot,  police raid,  shot in the stomach,  police brutality,  organized crime,  drug addict,  shot in the leg,  drug dealer,  handcuffs,  held at gunpoint,  punched in the face,  airplane,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  police officer,  shot to death,  neo noir,  swimming pool,  corpse,  beating,  pistol,  surprise ending,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  blood,  death,  murder,  police,  violence

Live By Night (2016)
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:mafia,  racism,  betrayal,  money,  drugs
Locations:boat,  hotel,  restaurant,  beach,  bar,  hospital
Characters:hitman
Story:knocked out with a gun butt,  corrupt police,  barbershop,  ethnic slur,  miami florida,  italian american,  mobster,  beaten to death,  organized crime,  drug addict,  racial slur,  shot in the leg,  gambling,  handcuffs,  cafe,  held at gunpoint,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  police officer,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  photograph,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  murder,  violence,  death,  blood,  police

Training Day (2001)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Training Day (2001)

In Los Angeles, a city where streets are overrun by drug dealers, those who have sworn to uphold the law are breaking them to clean up the streets. Denzel Washington plays L.A.P.D. detective Alonzo Harris, a veteran narcotics officer whose methods of enforcing the law are questionable, if not corrupt. 'Training Day' follows Harris as he trains rookie Jake Hoyt over a 24-hour period. Ethical dilemmas arise for Hoyt as well as the audience as questions present themselves as to whether or not Harris' methodology for ridding the streets of South Central Los Angeles of drugs is right or wrong. (Read More)

Themes:betrayal,  money,  drugs
Locations:restaurant
Story:threatened with a knife,  corrupt police,  unsubtitled foreign language,  stakeout,  mentor,  shot in the stomach,  police brutality,  storytelling,  drug addict,  racial slur,  gambling,  cocaine,  drug dealer,  handcuffs,  held at gunpoint,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  police officer,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  murder,  blood,  death,  police,  violence

Oldboy (2013)
Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Oldboy (2013)

An advertising executive is kidnapped and held hostage for 20 years in solitary confinement. When he is inexplicably released, he embarks on an obsessive mission to discover who orchestrated his punishment, only to find he is still trapped in a web of conspiracy and torment.

Themes:surveillance
Locations:bar
Characters:nurse
Story:hit with a hammer,  hundred dollar bill,  breaking a mirror,  audio cassette,  italian american,  diamond,  beaten to death,  stabbed in the back,  racial slur,  held at gunpoint,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  swimming pool,  corpse,  beating,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  new york city,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  death,  blood,  murder,  violence

The Way Of The Gun (2000) is one of the best movies like Donnie Brasco (1997)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Way Of The Gun (2000)

Two petty if violent criminals kidnap a girl being paid $1m to be a surrogate mother. As the baby is for a gangster the pair's demand for money sees several henchmen and assorted other ruthless characters head after them to Mexico. Bullets rather than talking are always going to settle this one.

Themes:betrayal,  money
Locations:hotel,  bar
Story:video cassette,  unsubtitled foreign language,  police arrest,  playing cards,  blood on shirt,  siren,  convenience store,  shot in the stomach,  organized crime,  shot in the leg,  held at gunpoint,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  police officer,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  murder,  blood,  violence,  death

We Own The Night (2007)
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. (Read More)

Themes:betrayal,  money,  drugs
Locations:restaurant,  beach,  hospital
Characters:singer
Story:hundred dollar bill,  hit,  stakeout,  police raid,  italian american,  loyalty,  american flag,  organized crime,  strip club,  gambling,  cocaine,  drug dealer,  manhattan new york city,  cafe,  camera,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  police officer,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  beating,  pistol,  new york city,  singing,  photograph,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  death,  violence,  murder,  blood,  police

Strange Days (1995)
Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Strange Days (1995)

Set in the year 1999 during the last days of the old millennium, the movie tells the story of Lenny Nero, an ex-cop who now deals with data-discs containing recorded memories and emotions. One day he receives a disc which contains the memories of a murderer killing a prostitute. Lenny investigates and is pulled deeper and deeper in a whirl of blackmail, murder and rape. Will he survive and solve the case? (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  racism,  betrayal,  christmas
Locations:hotel,  restaurant,  beach,  bar
Story:racial violence,  corrupt police,  blood on shirt,  police brutality,  undercover,  stabbed in the back,  racial slur,  handcuffs,  held at gunpoint,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  swimming pool,  corpse,  beating,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  cigarette smoking,  mother son relationship,  murder,  death,  blood,  violence,  police

District B13 (2004)
Action, Crime, Thriller, Sci-fi

District B13 (2004)

In the near future, the worst ghettos of Paris, France are literally walled off and among the worst is District B13. Controlled by the ruthless crime lord, Taha, a young righteous punk named Leito is determined to bring him down. When the boss retaliates by kidnapping his sister, Lola, a rescue attempt by Leito is destroyed by betrayal that gets him arrested and Lola kept in the clutches in Taha. Six months later, a crackerjack undercover cop named Damien is given a urgent mission: a neutron bomb has been stolen by Taha in District B13 which has an automatic timer function engaged and set to detonate in less than 24 hours. Now with time running out, Damien and Leito must work together to find and stop the bomb, but there is far more to this crisis than any of the field players realize. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  betrayal,  money,  drugs
Story:undercover agent,  threatened with a knife,  hundred dollar bill,  finger gun,  hijacking,  weightlifting,  set up,  convenience store,  police brutality,  undercover,  beaten to death,  organized crime,  gambling,  drug dealer,  handcuffs,  held at gunpoint,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  beating,  pistol,  knife,  bare chested male,  murder,  police,  violence,  death

Wild Card (2015) is one of the best movies like Donnie Brasco (1997)
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,  money,  christmas
Locations:hotel,  restaurant,  bar,  hospital
Characters:nurse,  singer
Story:christmas tree,  hundred dollar bill,  ethnic slur,  mobster,  stabbed in the back,  organized crime,  racial slur,  gambling,  stripper,  held at gunpoint,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  cigarette smoking,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  violence,  blood,  death,  murder

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:mafia,  betrayal,  christmas,  drugs
Locations:courtroom,  airport,  restaurant,  bar,  hospital
Characters:hitman
Period:1970s
Story:witness protection,  ethnic slur,  lion,  italian american,  shot in the stomach,  domestic violence,  organized crime,  racial slur,  cocaine,  shot in the head,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  based on true story,  new york city,  cigarette smoking,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  violence,  murder

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

Brick Mansions (2014)

Themes:surveillance,  betrayal,  drugs
Locations:restaurant
Story:threatened with a knife,  mugshot,  set up,  ethnic slur,  police brutality,  american flag,  undercover,  beaten to death,  organized crime,  racial slur,  drug dealer,  handcuffs,  held at gunpoint,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  gangster,  neo noir,  beating,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  police,  violence,  murder,  death

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

Blood Father (2016)

Themes:surveillance,  racism,  betrayal,  money,  drugs
Locations:bar
Characters:hitman
Story:ethnic slur,  duct tape over mouth,  beaten to death,  organized crime,  drug addict,  racial slur,  shot in the leg,  cocaine,  drug dealer,  held at gunpoint,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  photograph,  father daughter relationship,  bare chested male,  murder,  blood,  violence,  police,  death

Cop Out (2010) is one of the best movies like Donnie Brasco (1997)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Cop Out (2010)

After a clumsy operation trying to capture a drug dealer, the N.Y.P.D Detectives Jimmy Monroe and Paul Hodges are suspended for one month by their Captain Romans. Jimmy decides to sell his rare baseball card to pay for his daughter's expensive wedding while his jealous partner believes that his wife is cheating on him with their next-door neighbor. When Jimmy sells his card to a memorabilia store, the place is burgled by two small-time thieves and the detective loses his card. They track down the thieves. (Read More)

Themes:money
Locations:restaurant,  beach,  bar
Story:snitch,  unsubtitled foreign language,  stakeout,  brooklyn bridge,  blood on shirt,  italian american,  duct tape over mouth,  police brutality,  undercover,  racial slur,  drug dealer,  handcuffs,  held at gunpoint,  camera,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  swimming pool,  corpse,  pistol,  surprise ending,  new york city,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  murder,  police,  blood,  violence

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

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

Themes:mafia,  betrayal
Locations:hotel,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:hitman
Story:threatened with a knife,  brooklyn bridge,  blood on shirt,  target practice,  mobster,  typewriter,  stabbed in the back,  organized crime,  shot in the leg,  manhattan new york city,  held at gunpoint,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  police officer,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  new york city,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  character name in title,  murder,  blood,  violence,  death

Point Break (2015)
Action, Crime, Sport, Thriller

Point Break (2015)

A young FBI agent infiltrates an extraordinary team of extreme sports athletes he suspects of masterminding a string of unprecedented, sophisticated corporate heists. Deep undercover, and with his life in danger, he strives to prove these athletes are the architects of the mind-boggling crimes that are devastating the world's financial markets. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  money
Locations:boat
Story:undercover agent,  fbi agent,  yacht,  target practice,  diamond,  undercover,  fbi,  held at gunpoint,  bikini,  punched in the face,  airplane,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  neo noir,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  death,  police,  murder

Serpico (1973)
Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Serpico (1973)

Serpico is a cop in the 1960s-early 1970s. Unlike all his colleagues, he refuses a share of the money that the cops routinely extort from local criminals. Nobody wants to work with Serpico, and he's in constant danger of being placed in life threatening positions by his "partners". Nothing seems to get done even when he goes to the highest of authorities. Despite the dangers he finds himself in, he still refuses to 'go with the flow', in the hope that one day, the truth will be known. (Read More)

Themes:money,  drugs
Locations:courtroom,  bar,  hospital
Characters:nurse
Period:1970s
Story:firing range,  district attorney,  stakeout,  police arrest,  telephone booth,  siren,  italian american,  tape recorder,  racial slur,  drug dealer,  manhattan new york city,  handcuffs,  camera,  police officer,  neo noir,  based on book,  new york city,  dancing,  mother son relationship,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  violence,  blood,  police

The Iceman (2012) is one of the best movies like Donnie Brasco (1997)
Action, Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Iceman (2012)

In the 1960s, Richard Kuklinski is working as a porn film lab tech until his mob bosses persuade him to change his career into that of a contract killer. For years, Kuklinski gains a reputation for cold blooded professionalism even as he raises a family who are kept in the dark about his true career. Unfortunately, mob politics ultimately forces him to secretly work independently with the psychopathic Robert 'Mr. Freezy' Pronge. As much as Kuklinski tries to keep his lives separate, circumstances and his own weaknesses threaten a terrible collision as the consequences of his choices finally catch up to him. (Read More)

Themes:money,  christmas
Locations:restaurant,  bar,  hospital
Characters:hitman
Story:undercover agent,  christmas tree,  true crime,  pool table,  mobster,  shot in the stomach,  dismemberment,  stabbed in the back,  organized crime,  cocaine,  manhattan new york city,  reference to jesus christ,  handcuffs,  cafe,  watching tv,  shot in the head,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  based on book,  based on true story,  pistol,  new york city,  photograph,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  murder,  blood,  violence,  death

The Bone Collector (1999)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Bone Collector (1999)

Quadripeligic ex-cop Lincoln Rhyme was looking forward to his assisted suicide when he got the news: some sicko was abducting people in a taxi and leaving them to die in particularly sadistic ways. With time counting down between each abduction and possible death, Rhyme recruits rather-unwilling Amelia Donaghy, haunted by her cop father's suicide and thinking she's next, into working the crime scenes to track down the killer. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  betrayal,  christmas
Locations:airport,  bar
Characters:nurse
Story:christmas tree,  brooklyn bridge,  ethnic slur,  pier,  mentor,  italian american,  duct tape over mouth,  dismemberment,  racial slur,  manhattan new york city,  handcuffs,  held at gunpoint,  camera,  shot in the chest,  police officer,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  based on book,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  new york city,  photograph,  bare chested male,  death,  violence,  blood,  murder,  police

The Tourist (2010)
Action, Crime, Romance, Thriller

The Tourist (2010)

Elise (Angelina Jolie) sits next to an American tourist, Frank (Johnny Depp), on a train going to Venice. She has chosen him as a decoy, making believe that he is her lover who is wanted by police. Not only will they need to evade the police, but also the mobster whose money her lover stole.

Themes:surveillance,  money
Locations:airport,  hotel
Characters:hitman
Story:undercover agent,  threatened with a knife,  cheque,  police arrest,  playing cards,  mobster,  undercover,  organized crime,  gambling,  handcuffs,  cafe,  held at gunpoint,  camera,  face slap,  gangster,  police officer,  pistol,  knife,  photograph,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  police,  murder

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.

Story:corrupt police,  ethnic slur,  italian american,  mobster,  shot in the stomach,  police brutality,  undercover,  drug addict,  racial slur,  shot in the leg,  cocaine,  drug dealer,  held at gunpoint,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  police officer,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cigarette smoking,  blood,  murder,  death,  police,  violence

The Godfather (1972) is one of the best movies like Donnie Brasco (1997)
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,  christmas,  drugs,  marriage
Locations:hotel,  restaurant,  bar,  hospital
Characters:hitman,  nurse,  singer
Story:italian american cop,  ethnic slur,  italian american,  police brutality,  domestic violence,  fbi,  organized crime,  racial slur,  drug dealer,  manhattan new york city,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  beating,  pistol,  knife,  new york city,  father daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  murder,  death,  police,  violence,  blood

Grosse Pointe Blank (1997)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Romance, Thriller

Grosse Pointe Blank (1997)

Martin Blank is a freelance hitman who starts to develop a conscience, which causes him to muff a couple of routine assignments. On the advice of his secretary and his psychiatrist, he attends his 10th year High School reunion in Grosse Pointe, Michigan (a Detroit suburb where he's also contracted to kill someone). Hot on his tail are a couple of over-enthusiastic federal agents, another assassin who wants to kill him, and Grocer, an assassin who wants him to join an "Assassin's Union." (Read More)

Themes:mafia,  betrayal,  money
Locations:boat,  bar
Characters:hitman
Story:threatened with a knife,  title appears in text,  stakeout,  set up,  blood on shirt,  convenience store,  shot in the stomach,  tape recorder,  undercover,  held at gunpoint,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  airplane,  shot in the head,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  death,  blood,  violence,  murder,  police

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