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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,  heist,  unfaithfulness,  paranoia,  brutality,  anger,  robbery,  deception,  wedding,  adultery,  betrayal,  christmas,  drugs,  infidelity,  friendship,  revenge
Mood:epic,  gore
Locations:courtroom,  wheelchair,  airport,  nightclub,  restaurant,  bar,  hospital
Characters:hitman,  jewish
Period:1950s,  1960s,  1970s,  1980s
Story:jewish wedding,  firearm pointed at the camera,  crime epic,  gangster boss,  wedding reception,  frozen corpse,  prison visitation,  bar fight,  gangster,  cold blooded murder,  reference to nat king cole,  shot at the camera,  meat truck,  real life mother and daughter playing mother and daughter,  police chopper,  vertigo shot,  reference to sammy davis jr.,  cold open,  foot blown off,  racial comment,  interfaith marriage,  drug enforcement,  stood up,  pov shot,  copacabana,  dolly zoom,  witness protection program,  tampa florida,  italian food,  reference to elizabeth taylor,  cosa nostra,  double date,  multiple narrators,  shallow grave,  person in car trunk,  jewess,  police surveillance,  pasta,  mob violence,  frozen body,  toupee,  exhumation,  fake commercial,  damage,  graphic violence,  mob hit,  witness protection,  first person narration,  rise and fall,  in medias res,  informer,  shot in the foot,  mailman,  dumpster,  gang violence,  postman,  male protagonist,  contraband,  talking to camera,  head blown off,  pistol whip,  irish american,  firearm,  kill,  juvenile delinquent,  ethnic slur,  growing up,  abusive father,  extortion,  insult,  dead man,  sexual harassment,  stabbed in the head,  lion,  death threat,  shot in the face,  dark humor,  italian american,  shopping,  zoo,  smuggling,  confrontation,  police corruption,  cameo,  drug dealing,  brooklyn new york city,  phone booth,  told in flashback,  vandalism,  red dress,  shot in the stomach,  nipples visible through clothing,  babysitter,  what happened to epilogue,  poker,  machismo,  freeze frame,  maniac,  arson,  domestic violence,  tragic event,  actor shares first name with character,  long take,  business,  kicked in the face,  pay phone,  organized crime,  breaking the fourth wall,  latex gloves,  racial slur,  looking at the camera,  double cross,  scantily clad female,  trial,  nonlinear timeline,  toilet,  diner,  cocaine,  death of friend,  stabbing,  assassin,  cleavage,  shot in the back,  revolver,  psychopath,  extramarital affair,  vomiting,  arrest,  tough guy,  shot in the head,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  serial killer,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  prison,  crying,  voice over narration,  brother brother relationship,  based on true story,  cult film,  new york city,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  one word title,  based on novel,  murder,  violence

Kill The Irishman (2011)
Biography, Crime, Drama

Kill The Irishman (2011)

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

Themes:mafia,  deception,  betrayal,  christmas
Locations:restaurant,  bar
Characters:hitman
Period:1960s
Story:mob violence,  mob hit,  first person narration,  irish american,  kill,  ethnic slur,  extortion,  italian american,  brooklyn new york city,  phone booth,  told in flashback,  machismo,  organized crime,  nonlinear timeline,  death of friend,  assassin,  revolver,  arrest,  shot in the head,  face slap,  gangster,  blood splatter,  beating,  prison,  voice over narration,  based on true story,  new york city,  violence,  murder

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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:paranoia,  brutality,  anger,  robbery,  betrayal,  drugs,  friendship,  revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:hospital
Period:1970s
Story:pistol whip,  juvenile delinquent,  ethnic slur,  drug dealing,  told in flashback,  poker,  machismo,  long take,  organized crime,  racial slur,  cocaine,  death of friend,  shot in the back,  revolver,  psychopath,  vomiting,  arrest,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  beating,  prison,  voice over narration,  brother brother relationship,  cult film,  cigarette smoking,  mother son relationship,  murder,  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:mafia,  paranoia,  brutality,  anger,  deception,  wedding,  adultery,  betrayal,  christmas,  drugs,  infidelity,  revenge,  friendship
Mood:epic,  gore
Locations:courtroom,  nightclub,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:hitman
Period:1980s
Story:crime epic,  cocaine,  gangster boss,  mob violence,  mob hit,  shot in the foot,  ethnic slur,  italian american,  cameo,  drug dealing,  machismo,  arson,  business,  organized crime,  racial slur,  double cross,  trial,  death of friend,  shot in the back,  revolver,  arrest,  tough guy,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  cult film,  new york city,  title spoken by character,  murder,  violence

American Gangster (2007) is one of the best movies like Goodfellas (1990)
Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller

American Gangster (2007)

Following the death of his employer and mentor, Bumpy Johnson, Frank Lucas establishes himself as the number one importer of heroin in the Harlem district of Manhattan. He does so by buying heroin directly from the source in South East Asia and he comes up with a unique way of importing the drugs into the United States. As a result, his product is superior to what is currently available on the street and his prices are lower. His alliance with the New York Mafia ensures his position. It is also the story of a dedicated and honest policeman, Richie Roberts, who heads up a joint narcotics task force with the Federal government. Based on a true story. (Read More)

Themes:mafia,  brutality,  anger,  wedding,  christmas,  drugs
Mood:gore
Locations:courtroom,  nightclub,  bar
Characters:jewish
Period:1960s,  1970s
Story:firearm pointed at the camera,  crime epic,  gangster boss,  shot at the camera,  reference to sammy davis jr.,  police surveillance,  mob hit,  extortion,  italian american,  smuggling,  police corruption,  brooklyn new york city,  what happened to epilogue,  domestic violence,  pay phone,  organized crime,  racial slur,  looking at the camera,  diner,  cocaine,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  blood splatter,  corpse,  brother brother relationship,  based on true story,  new york city,  mother son relationship,  violence,  murder

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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 spellbinding tour de force of betrayal and redemption, music and murder, that brings fully to life a bygone era when sin was cause for celebration and vice was a national virtue. This is why Live By Night (2016) is one of the best movies like Goodfellas (1990). (Read More)

Themes:heist,  mafia,  paranoia,  brutality,  anger,  robbery,  deception,  betrayal,  drugs,  friendship,  revenge
Mood:epic
Locations:nightclub,  restaurant,  bar,  hospital
Characters:hitman
Story:tampa florida,  mob violence,  mob hit,  pistol whip,  irish american,  ethnic slur,  shot in the face,  italian american,  smuggling,  police corruption,  phone booth,  poker,  arson,  tragic event,  pay phone,  organized crime,  racial slur,  double cross,  nonlinear timeline,  diner,  assassin,  shot in the back,  revolver,  psychopath,  extramarital affair,  vomiting,  arrest,  tough guy,  shot in the head,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  prison,  voice over narration,  cigarette smoking,  father son relationship,  based on novel,  murder,  violence

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,  paranoia,  brutality,  deception,  betrayal,  christmas,  friendship,  revenge
Locations:nightclub,  restaurant,  bar,  hospital
Characters:hitman
Period:1970s
Story:mob hit,  irish american,  ethnic slur,  extortion,  shot in the face,  italian american,  drug dealing,  told in flashback,  what happened to epilogue,  machismo,  maniac,  pay phone,  organized crime,  racial slur,  double cross,  nonlinear timeline,  cocaine,  shot in the back,  revolver,  psychopath,  arrest,  tough guy,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  voice over narration,  brother brother relationship,  based on true story,  cigarette smoking,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  murder,  violence

Scarface (1983)
Crime, Drama

Scarface (1983)

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

Themes:paranoia,  mafia,  brutality,  anger,  wedding,  betrayal,  drugs,  friendship,  revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:nightclub,  restaurant
Period:1980s
Story:firearm pointed at the camera,  crime epic,  cocaine,  shot at the camera,  meat truck,  dolly zoom,  mob violence,  mob hit,  rise and fall,  insult,  dead man,  drug dealing,  phone booth,  shot in the stomach,  machismo,  long take,  business,  pay phone,  organized crime,  death of friend,  stabbing,  assassin,  cleavage,  shot in the back,  revolver,  arrest,  shot in the head,  face slap,  gangster,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  crying,  cult film,  new york city,  title spoken by character,  mother son relationship,  one word title,  based on novel,  violence,  murder

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Casino (1995) is one of the best movies like Goodfellas (1990)
Crime, Drama

Casino (1995)

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

Themes:mafia,  heist,  brutality,  adultery,  betrayal,  drugs,  revenge
Locations:courtroom
Characters:hitman
Period:1970s,  1980s
Story:crime epic,  italian food,  multiple narrators,  mob violence,  mob hit,  first person narration,  rise and fall,  in medias res,  firearm,  insult,  italian american,  nipples visible through clothing,  poker,  actor shares first name with character,  business,  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,  violence,  murder

The Way Of The Gun (2000)
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:paranoia,  anger,  deception,  betrayal,  infidelity,  revenge,  friendship
Mood:gore
Locations:nightclub,  bar
Story:shot in the foot,  pistol whip,  shot in the stomach,  pay phone,  organized crime,  double cross,  toilet,  diner,  shot in the back,  revolver,  extramarital affair,  arrest,  tough guy,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  crying,  voice over narration,  cult film,  cigarette smoking,  father son relationship,  murder,  violence

Cidade De Deus (2002)
Crime, Drama

Cidade De Deus (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. This is why Cidade De Deus (2002) is one of the best movies like Goodfellas (1990). (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  unfaithfulness,  robbery,  adultery,  infidelity,  revenge,  friendship
Locations:nightclub,  bar
Period:1960s,  1970s,  1980s
Story:crime epic,  mob violence,  rise and fall,  in medias res,  shot in the foot,  gang violence,  juvenile delinquent,  growing up,  shot in the face,  police corruption,  drug dealing,  machismo,  freeze frame,  domestic violence,  organized crime,  racial slur,  nonlinear timeline,  cocaine,  shot in the back,  psychopath,  extramarital affair,  arrest,  shot in the head,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  crying,  voice over narration,  brother brother relationship,  based on true story,  cult film,  title spoken by character,  violence,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  murder

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The Departed (2006)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Departed (2006)

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

Themes:mafia,  brutality,  anger,  robbery,  deception,  betrayal,  drugs,  infidelity,  friendship
Mood:gore
Locations:airport,  restaurant,  bar,  hospital
Characters:hitman
Story:informer,  crime epic,  police surveillance,  mob violence,  mob hit,  irish american,  ethnic slur,  dead man,  shot in the face,  dark humor,  italian american,  police corruption,  arson,  domestic violence,  long take,  organized crime,  racial slur,  double cross,  scantily clad female,  diner,  cocaine,  death of friend,  stabbing,  cleavage,  revolver,  extramarital affair,  arrest,  tough guy,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  beating,  prison,  crying,  cult film,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  murder,  violence

Blood Father (2016) is one of the best movies like Goodfellas (1990)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Blood Father (2016)

Themes:paranoia,  brutality,  anger,  deception,  betrayal,  drugs,  revenge,  friendship
Locations:bar
Characters:hitman
Story:juvenile delinquent,  ethnic slur,  death threat,  machismo,  pay phone,  organized crime,  racial slur,  double cross,  diner,  cocaine,  death of friend,  assassin,  shot in the back,  revolver,  arrest,  tough guy,  shot in the head,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  beating,  prison,  based on novel,  violence,  murder

The Godfather: Part II (1974)
Crime, Drama

The Godfather: Part II (1974)

The continuing saga of the Corleone crime family tells the story of a young Vito Corleone growing up in Sicily and in 1910s New York; and follows Michael Corleone in the 1950s as he attempts to expand the family business into Las Vegas, Hollywood and Cuba.

Themes:mafia,  brutality,  anger,  betrayal,  christmas,  revenge,  friendship
Mood:epic
Locations:wheelchair,  airport,  bar,  hospital
Characters:hitman
Period:1950s,  1960s
Story:business,  crime epic,  cosa nostra,  pasta,  mob violence,  mob hit,  witness protection,  informer,  kill,  ethnic slur,  extortion,  dead man,  italian american,  domestic violence,  long take,  organized crime,  nonlinear timeline,  stabbing,  assassin,  tough guy,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  crying,  brother brother relationship,  new york city,  based on novel,  murder,  violence

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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,  betrayal,  drugs,  friendship
Mood:epic
Locations:restaurant,  hospital
Characters:jewish
Period:1960s
Story:crime epic,  mob violence,  mob hit,  juvenile delinquent,  extortion,  italian american,  police corruption,  freeze frame,  arson,  organized crime,  scantily clad female,  nonlinear timeline,  toilet,  cleavage,  shot in the head,  face slap,  gangster,  cult film,  new york city,  based on novel,  violence,  murder

Gomorra (2008)
Crime, Drama

Gomorra (2008)

"Gomorra" is a contemporary Neapolitan mob drama that exposes Italy's criminal underbelly by telling five stories of individuals who think they can make their own compact with Camorra, the area's Mafia. This is why Gomorra (2008) is one of the best movies like Goodfellas (1990).

Themes:mafia,  paranoia,  brutality,  robbery,  deception,  wedding,  betrayal,  drugs,  friendship
Locations:airport,  hospital
Characters:hitman
Story:firearm,  extortion,  drug dealing,  machismo,  actor shares first name with character,  long take,  organized crime,  cocaine,  shot in the back,  arrest,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  blood splatter,  corpse,  beating,  based on true story,  new york city,  cigarette smoking,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  one word title,  murder,  violence

Run All Night (2015) is one of the best movies like Goodfellas (1990)
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,  christmas,  revenge
Locations:restaurant,  bar,  hospital
Characters:hitman
Story:mob hit,  in medias res,  irish american,  police corruption,  brooklyn new york city,  told in flashback,  shot in the stomach,  machismo,  freeze frame,  organized crime,  nonlinear timeline,  diner,  cocaine,  death of friend,  assassin,  shot in the back,  revolver,  arrest,  shot in the head,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  voice over narration,  brother brother relationship,  new york city,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  murder,  violence

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

Carlito's Way (1993)

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

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

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,  brutality,  robbery,  drugs,  deception,  wedding,  revenge
Locations:nightclub,  restaurant,  bar,  hospital
Characters:hitman
Story:crime epic,  prison,  wedding reception,  mob violence,  mob hit,  irish american,  ethnic slur,  italian american,  drug dealing,  phone booth,  machismo,  business,  pay phone,  organized crime,  racial slur,  cocaine,  shot in the back,  revolver,  arrest,  shot in the head,  gangster,  neo noir,  beating,  cult film,  new york city,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  murder,  violence

Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind (2002)
Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller

Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind (2002)

Television made him famous, but his biggest hits happened off screen. "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind" is the story of a legendary showman's double life - television producer by day, CIA assassin by night. At the height of his TV career, Chuck Barris was recruited by the CIA and trained to become a covert operative. Or so Barris said. (Read More)

Themes:unfaithfulness,  paranoia,  wedding,  adultery,  infidelity
Locations:restaurant,  bar
Characters:hitman,  jewish
Period:1950s,  1960s,  1970s,  1980s
Story:bar fight,  reference to nat king cole,  pistol whip,  cameo,  long take,  nonlinear timeline,  assassin,  shot in the back,  extramarital affair,  vomiting,  shot in the head,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  voice over narration,  new york city,  cigarette smoking,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  murder,  violence

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Triple 9 (2016) is one of the best movies like Goodfellas (1990)
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. This is why Triple 9 (2016) is one of the best movies like Goodfellas (1990). (Read More)

Themes:heist,  paranoia,  brutality,  anger,  robbery,  deception,  betrayal,  drugs,  revenge,  friendship
Locations:nightclub,  restaurant,  bar,  hospital
Characters:hitman,  jewish
Story:foot blown off,  ethnic slur,  death threat,  shot in the face,  police corruption,  machismo,  kicked in the face,  organized crime,  racial slur,  double cross,  cocaine,  death of friend,  revolver,  arrest,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  prison,  brother brother relationship,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  violence,  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,  wedding,  drugs,  betrayal,  christmas,  revenge
Mood:epic,  gore
Locations:wheelchair,  restaurant,  bar,  hospital
Characters:hitman
Period:1950s
Story:business,  wedding reception,  italian food,  cosa nostra,  mob violence,  mob hit,  firearm,  ethnic slur,  italian american,  police corruption,  drug dealing,  domestic violence,  organized crime,  racial slur,  assassin,  shot in the back,  revolver,  extramarital affair,  tough guy,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  blood splatter,  beating,  brother brother relationship,  cult film,  new york city,  title spoken by character,  father son relationship,  based on novel,  violence,  murder

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:brutality,  robbery,  deception
Mood:gore
Locations:restaurant,  bar,  hospital
Characters:hitman
Story:bar fight,  irish american,  extortion,  stabbed in the head,  police corruption,  arson,  long take,  kicked in the face,  organized crime,  diner,  assassin,  shot in the back,  revolver,  arrest,  tough guy,  shot in the head,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  violence,  murder

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Heist (2001)
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,  mafia,  robbery,  deception,  betrayal,  infidelity,  friendship
Locations:airport,  bar
Story:shot in the foot,  shot in the face,  italian american,  kicked in the face,  organized crime,  double cross,  diner,  shot in the back,  revolver,  shot in the head,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  cigarette smoking,  father son relationship,  one word title,  violence,  murder

American Psycho (2000) is one of the best movies like Goodfellas (1990)
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:paranoia,  brutality,  anger,  deception,  wedding,  christmas,  drugs,  infidelity,  friendship,  revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:nightclub,  restaurant,  bar
Period:1980s
Story:ethnic slur,  dark humor,  brooklyn new york city,  phone booth,  machismo,  maniac,  kicked in the face,  pay phone,  racial slur,  double cross,  scantily clad female,  cocaine,  stabbing,  cleavage,  revolver,  psychopath,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  serial killer,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  crying,  voice over narration,  cult film,  new york city,  cigarette smoking,  based on novel,  violence,  murder

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

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

Themes:mafia,  paranoia,  brutality,  deception,  betrayal,  revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:restaurant,  bar
Characters:hitman
Story:cosa nostra,  shot in the foot,  stabbed in the head,  shot in the face,  machismo,  arson,  long take,  kicked in the face,  organized crime,  double cross,  assassin,  shot in the back,  tough guy,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  corpse,  new york city,  cigarette smoking,  violence,  murder

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Sin City (2005)
Crime, Thriller

Sin City (2005)

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

Themes:brutality,  betrayal,  revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:hospital
Characters:hitman
Period:1980s
Story:multiple narrators,  informer,  pistol whip,  kill,  dead man,  stabbed in the head,  dark humor,  police corruption,  red dress,  tragic event,  kicked in the face,  pay phone,  organized crime,  scantily clad female,  nonlinear timeline,  assassin,  cleavage,  shot in the back,  revolver,  psychopath,  tough guy,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  serial killer,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  beating,  voice over narration,  cult film,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  murder,  violence

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

Hung Fan Kui (1995)

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

Themes:mafia,  robbery,  deception,  wedding,  revenge
Locations:wheelchair,  airport,  nightclub,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:hitman
Story:wedding reception,  extortion,  vandalism,  what happened to epilogue,  freeze frame,  actor shares first name with character,  kicked in the face,  organized crime,  death of friend,  revolver,  psychopath,  tough guy,  shot in the head,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  corpse,  beating,  new york city,  murder,  violence

The Iceman (2012) is one of the best movies like Goodfellas (1990)
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:christmas,  friendship
Locations:nightclub,  restaurant,  bar,  hospital
Characters:hitman,  jewish
Period:1960s
Story:frozen body,  mob hit,  kill,  abusive father,  death threat,  shot in the face,  phone booth,  shot in the stomach,  what happened to epilogue,  pay phone,  organized crime,  nonlinear timeline,  diner,  cocaine,  stabbing,  shot in the back,  psychopath,  arrest,  shot in the head,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  corpse,  beating,  prison,  crying,  brother brother relationship,  based on true story,  new york city,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  violence,  murder

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

Dip Huet Seung Hung (1989)

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

Themes:brutality,  deception,  betrayal,  friendship,  revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:airport,  nightclub,  hospital
Characters:hitman
Period:1980s
Story:crime epic,  assassin,  mob hit,  kill,  confrontation,  machismo,  tragic event,  business,  organized crime,  double cross,  death of friend,  stabbing,  psychopath,  tough guy,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  beating,  cult film,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  violence,  murder

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. This is why True Romance (1993) is one of the best movies like Goodfellas (1990). (Read More)

Themes:mafia,  drugs,  friendship
Mood:gore
Locations:airport
Characters:hitman
Story:ethnic slur,  shot in the face,  italian american,  drug dealing,  phone booth,  red dress,  shot in the stomach,  pay phone,  organized crime,  racial slur,  toilet,  diner,  cocaine,  shot in the back,  revolver,  psychopath,  vomiting,  tough guy,  shot in the head,  gangster,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  voice over narration,  cult film,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  father son relationship,  violence,  murder

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,  deception,  revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:courtroom,  bar
Characters:hitman
Story:crime epic,  mob violence,  irish american,  ethnic slur,  death threat,  shot in the face,  italian american,  smuggling,  police corruption,  freeze frame,  long take,  kicked in the face,  organized crime,  trial,  death of friend,  shot in the back,  psychopath,  tough guy,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  blood splatter,  based on true story,  based on novel,  murder,  violence

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The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day (2009) is one of the best movies like Goodfellas (1990)
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,  friendship,  revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:bar
Period:1950s
Story:pistol whip,  cameo,  shot in the stomach,  organized crime,  racial slur,  nonlinear timeline,  death of friend,  assassin,  shot in the back,  revolver,  arrest,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  corpse,  prison,  brother brother relationship,  cult film,  new york city,  cigarette smoking,  father son relationship,  violence,  murder

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: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,  murder,  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:heist,  paranoia,  robbery,  deception,  revenge,  friendship
Locations:bar,  hospital
Story:shot in the face,  told in flashback,  shot in the stomach,  domestic violence,  kicked in the face,  double cross,  nonlinear timeline,  cocaine,  shot in the back,  psychopath,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  voice over narration,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  murder,  violence

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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. This is why Wild Card (2015) is one of the best movies like Goodfellas (1990). (Read More)

Themes:mafia,  brutality,  deception,  betrayal,  christmas,  revenge,  friendship
Locations:restaurant,  bar,  hospital
Story:bar fight,  toupee,  ethnic slur,  stabbed in the head,  machismo,  kicked in the face,  pay phone,  organized crime,  racial slur,  double cross,  diner,  tough guy,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  cigarette smoking,  based on novel,  violence,  murder

The Family (2013) is one of the best movies like Goodfellas (1990)
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,  robbery,  revenge
Locations:hospital
Characters:hitman
Story:witness protection program,  witness protection,  mob hit,  firearm,  juvenile delinquent,  italian american,  brooklyn new york city,  phone booth,  freeze frame,  kicked in the face,  pay phone,  organized crime,  nonlinear timeline,  shot in the back,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  blood splatter,  corpse,  beating,  prison,  voice over narration,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  based on novel,  murder,  violence

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

Assault On Precinct 13 (2005)

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

Themes:paranoia,  brutality,  deception,  revenge
Story:kill,  ethnic slur,  shot in the face,  italian american,  police corruption,  shot in the stomach,  machismo,  arson,  racial slur,  cocaine,  shot in the back,  tough guy,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  prison,  cigarette smoking,  violence,  murder

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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,  robbery,  betrayal,  friendship,  revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:courtroom,  restaurant,  bar,  hospital
Characters:hitman
Story:bar fight,  pistol whip,  irish american,  kill,  ethnic slur,  italian american,  phone booth,  machismo,  freeze frame,  pay phone,  organized crime,  latex gloves,  racial slur,  trial,  nonlinear timeline,  shot in the back,  arrest,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  corpse,  prison,  voice over narration,  brother brother relationship,  cult film,  cigarette smoking,  murder,  violence

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,  deception,  betrayal,  revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:restaurant
Characters:hitman
Story:mob violence,  mob hit,  shot in the foot,  shot in the face,  machismo,  organized crime,  double cross,  assassin,  shot in the back,  tough guy,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  title spoken by character,  one word title,  violence

Pineapple Express (2008) is one of the best movies like Goodfellas (1990)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Pineapple Express (2008)

Lazy court-process clerk and stoner Dale Denton has only one reason to visit his equally lazy dealer Saul Silver: to purchase weed, specifically, a rare new strain called Pineapple Express. But when Dale becomes the only witness to a murder by a crooked cop and the city's most dangerous drug lord, he panics and dumps his roach of Pineapple Express at the scene. Dale now has another reason to visit Saul: to find out if the weed is so rare that it can be traced back to him--and it is. As Dale and Saul run for their lives, they quickly discover that they're not suffering from weed-fueled paranoia: incredibly, the bad guys really are hot on their trail and trying to figure out the fastest way to kill them both. All aboard the Pineapple Express. This is why Pineapple Express (2008) is one of the best movies like Goodfellas (1990). (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  anger,  deception,  betrayal,  drugs,  friendship
Locations:wheelchair,  restaurant,  hospital
Story:foot blown off,  shot in the foot,  dumpster,  kill,  drug dealing,  shot in the stomach,  machismo,  actor shares first name with character,  kicked in the face,  pay phone,  toilet,  stabbing,  revolver,  arrest,  shot in the head,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  blood splatter,  corpse,  beating,  crying,  brother brother relationship,  cult film,  title spoken by character,  mother daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  violence,  murder

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El Mariachi (1992)
Action, Crime, Thriller

El Mariachi (1992)

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

Themes:brutality,  anger,  deception,  betrayal,  revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:bar
Characters:hitman
Story:bar fight,  kill,  death threat,  red dress,  machismo,  tragic event,  business,  organized crime,  racial slur,  double cross,  scantily clad female,  assassin,  cleavage,  revolver,  tough guy,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  corpse,  prison,  voice over narration,  cult film,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  murder,  violence

Raw Deal (1986)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Raw Deal (1986)

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

Themes:mafia,  brutality,  adultery,  drugs,  revenge
Locations:wheelchair,  nightclub,  restaurant,  bar
Period:1980s
Story:bar fight,  witness protection,  machismo,  organized crime,  death of friend,  shot in the back,  revolver,  tough guy,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  cult film,  cigarette smoking,  murder,  violence

Parker (2013)
Action, Crime, Romance, Thriller

Parker (2013)

Parker is a thief who has an unusual code. He doesn't steal from the poor and hurt innocent people. He is asked to join four other guys on a job. They pull it off flawlessly. They tell Parker that what they got can help them set up another job which will net them much more. But Parker doesn't want to join them and asks for his share. But they need it all so they try to kill him. They dispose of his body but someone finds him--he is still alive--and takes him to the hospital. After recovering he sets out to get back at the ones who tried to kill him, another one of his codes. Despite being told that they are working for a known mobster which he was not aware of, he still wants to go after them. He learns where they are and poses as a wealthy Texan looking to buy a house. So he hires a real estate agent, Leslie Rogers to show him around. He is actually trying to find out where they're holed up. And when he finds it, he sets out on his plan to get them. But when they learn he is alive, they contact the mobster to take care of him. So the mobster sends a killer to take care of him. And Leslie also finds herself intrigued with him so she follows him. (Read More)

Themes:heist,  mafia,  robbery,  betrayal,  revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:nightclub,  bar,  hospital
Characters:hitman
Story:reference to elizabeth taylor,  pistol whip,  kill,  shot in the stomach,  arson,  kicked in the face,  organized crime,  double cross,  diner,  assassin,  shot in the back,  revolver,  tough guy,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  beating,  title spoken by character,  mother daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  based on novel,  one word title,  murder,  violence

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Takers (2010) is one of the best movies like Goodfellas (1990)
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:heist,  robbery,  deception,  betrayal,  revenge
Locations:airport,  nightclub,  bar,  hospital
Story:shot in the stomach,  machismo,  kicked in the face,  organized crime,  double cross,  death of friend,  shot in the back,  arrest,  tough guy,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  helicopter,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  prison,  brother brother relationship,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  one word title,  violence,  murder

The Proposition (2005)
Crime, Drama, Western

The Proposition (2005)

Rural Australia in the late nineteenth century: Capt. Stanley and his men capture two of the three Burns brothers, Charlie and Mike. Their gang is held responsible for attacking the Hopkins farm, raping pregnant Mrs. Hopkins and murdering the whole family. Arthur Burns, the eldest brother and the gang's mastermind, remains on the loose and has retreated to a mountain hideout. Capt. Stanley's proposition to Charlie is to gain pardon and - more importantly - save his beloved younger brother Mike from the gallows by finding and killing Arthur within nine days. This is why The Proposition (2005) is one of the best movies like Goodfellas (1990). (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  brutality,  betrayal,  christmas,  revenge
Mood:gore
Story:shot in the foot,  head blown off,  pistol whip,  dark humor,  shot in the stomach,  tragic event,  racial slur,  death of friend,  shot in the back,  revolver,  psychopath,  vomiting,  arrest,  shot in the head,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  serial killer,  blood splatter,  corpse,  beating,  crying,  brother brother relationship,  cult film,  cigarette smoking,  murder,  violence

Summer Of Sam (1999)
Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller

Summer Of Sam (1999)

Themes:unfaithfulness,  paranoia,  adultery,  drugs,  infidelity,  friendship
Mood:gore
Locations:restaurant
Period:1970s
Story:ethnic slur,  shot in the face,  italian american,  brooklyn new york city,  racial slur,  cocaine,  extramarital affair,  serial killer,  blood splatter,  beating,  based on true story,  cult film,  new york city,  cigarette smoking,  father son relationship,  violence,  murder

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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:wedding,  adultery,  betrayal,  christmas,  drugs,  friendship
Locations:courtroom,  bar
Period:1950s,  1960s,  1970s,  1980s
Story:cocaine,  rise and fall,  pistol whip,  smuggling,  drug dealing,  tragic event,  business,  organized crime,  double cross,  arrest,  blood splatter,  beating,  prison,  voice over narration,  based on true story,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  one word title,  murder

Raging Bull (1980) is one of the best movies like Goodfellas (1990)
Biography, Drama, Sport

Raging Bull (1980)

When Jake LaMotta steps into a boxing ring and obliterates his opponent, he's a prizefighter. But when he treats his family and friends the same way, he's a ticking time bomb, ready to go off at any moment. Though LaMotta wants his family's love, something always seems to come between them. Perhaps it's his violent bouts of paranoia and jealousy. This kind of rage helped make him a champ, but in real life, he winds up in the ring alone. (Read More)

Themes:mafia,  paranoia,  brutality,  anger,  wedding
Locations:nightclub,  restaurant,  bar
Period:1960s
Story:rise and fall,  in medias res,  italian american,  confrontation,  phone booth,  machismo,  domestic violence,  extramarital affair,  arrest,  tough guy,  beating,  brother brother relationship,  new york city,  violence

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

Malcolm X (1992)

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

Themes:anger,  drugs
Mood:epic
Locations:bar
Period:1950s,  1960s
Story:first person narration,  death threat,  brooklyn new york city,  tragic event,  racial slur,  assassin,  tough guy,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  beating,  prison,  crying,  voice over narration,  cult film,  new york city,  title spoken by character,  mother son relationship,  murder,  violence

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