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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,  cruelty,  sadism,  guilt,  mafia,  blackmail,  brutality,  corruption,  voyeurism,  torture,  fear,  betrayal,  drugs,  friendship
Mood:epic
Locations:brothel,  rooftop,  cemetery,  hotel,  restaurant,  beach,  hospital
Characters:jewish,  actress,  dancer,  prostitute,  friend
Period:1920s,  1930s,  1960s
Story:prohibition,  jewish mafia,  opium den,  nude girl,  outlaw gang,  crime epic,  sexual assault,  mafia boss,  drive by shooting,  political corruption,  police corruption,  betrayal by friend,  car in water,  sex in car,  date rape,  rape victim,  panties pulled down,  no panties,  white panties,  childhood friend,  reference to the four horsemen of the apocalypse,  gang that lives together,  medium breasts,  pan flute,  scally cap,  freight elevator,  jewel robbery,  labor leader,  strained relationship,  maternity ward,  shadow puppet,  childhood love,  viciousness,  bootlegging,  rival gang,  vice,  speakeasy,  telephone box,  corrupt,  newsstand,  pact,  gang warfare,  pastry,  name change,  sexual favor,  sexual joke,  cocktail party,  criminal syndicate,  political scandal,  mob violence,  tommy gun,  ambiguity,  country in title,  alternate version,  clothes ripping,  frisbee,  dying words,  mob hit,  fedora,  stairwell,  peep hole,  gang leader,  chinese american,  sex with a minor,  doublecross,  garbage truck,  opium,  friends who live together,  cop killer,  famous score,  menace,  decadence,  underage sex,  police chief,  motorboat,  hearse,  pocket watch,  shot in the eye,  brooklyn bridge,  television news,  degradation,  locker,  nude,  alley,  tomb,  chauffeur,  juvenile delinquent,  release from prison,  copulation,  ambiguous ending,  extortion,  sexy woman,  rainstorm,  fog,  outlaw,  miami florida,  hit in the crotch,  italian american,  mercilessness,  backstage,  nostalgia,  faked death,  switchblade,  peeping tom,  railway station,  coitus,  movie theater,  assault,  country name in title,  child murder,  freeze frame,  arson,  killing,  cinema,  passion,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  public nudity,  key,  organized crime,  danger,  stripping,  controversy,  scantily clad female,  nonlinear timeline,  female pubic hair,  stabbed to death,  toilet,  mansion,  new york,  good versus evil,  cleavage,  reporter,  voyeur,  bathroom,  shooting,  shot in the head,  face slap,  urination,  gangster,  mirror,  car,  based on book,  teenage boy,  topless female nudity,  fire,  brother sister relationship,  teenage girl,  rape,  panties,  cult film,  leg spreading,  new york city,  nipples,  dancing,  based on novel,  bare breasts,  sex scene,  blood,  violence,  police,  death,  murder,  flashback,  masturbation,  gun,  nudity

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. (Read More)

Themes:heist,  mafia,  blackmail,  brutality,  corruption,  torture,  fear,  betrayal,  drugs,  friendship
Mood:epic
Locations:brothel,  cemetery,  hotel,  restaurant,  beach,  hospital
Characters:prostitute,  friend
Period:1920s,  1930s
Story:prohibition,  mafia boss,  police corruption,  vice,  speakeasy,  corrupt,  mob violence,  tommy gun,  fedora,  mob hit,  police chief,  release from prison,  outlaw,  miami florida,  italian american,  mercilessness,  faked death,  movie theater,  arson,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  organized crime,  danger,  nonlinear timeline,  mansion,  shot in the head,  face slap,  gangster,  fire,  brother sister relationship,  teenage girl,  dancing,  based on novel,  sex scene,  death,  blood,  murder,  police,  violence

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

New Jack City (1991)

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

Themes:cruelty,  sadism,  mafia,  brutality,  corruption,  torture,  fear,  betrayal,  drugs,  friendship
Mood:epic
Locations:cemetery,  restaurant,  beach
Characters:prostitute,  friend
Story:crime epic,  mafia boss,  drive by shooting,  mob violence,  tommy gun,  mob hit,  brooklyn bridge,  degradation,  rainstorm,  italian american,  switchblade,  arson,  killing,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  public nudity,  organized crime,  danger,  mansion,  shooting,  shot in the head,  gangster,  fire,  panties,  cult film,  new york city,  nipples,  dancing,  flashback,  murder,  police,  death,  violence,  blood,  gun

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:cruelty,  sadism,  mafia,  blackmail,  brutality,  corruption,  fear,  betrayal,  friendship
Mood:epic
Locations:brothel,  rooftop,  hotel,  hospital
Characters:friend
Period:1920s,  1960s
Story:jewish mafia,  crime epic,  political corruption,  name change,  mob violence,  mob hit,  famous score,  motorboat,  extortion,  miami florida,  italian american,  mercilessness,  backstage,  nostalgia,  switchblade,  railway station,  child murder,  organized crime,  nonlinear timeline,  new york,  gangster,  brother sister relationship,  new york city,  dancing,  based on novel,  violence,  murder,  death,  flashback,  blood

Straw Dogs (1971) is one of the best movies like Once Upon A Time In America (1984)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Straw Dogs (1971)

Upon moving to Britain to get away from American violence, astrophysicist David Sumner and his wife Amy are bullied and taken advantage of by the locals hired to do construction. When David finally takes a stand it escalates quickly into a bloody battle as the locals assault his house.

Themes:cruelty,  sadism,  brutality,  corruption,  voyeurism,  fear
Locations:cemetery
Story:sexual assault,  rape victim,  clothes ripping,  fog,  mercilessness,  switchblade,  assault,  arson,  passion,  controversy,  scantily clad female,  voyeur,  bathroom,  shooting,  face slap,  mirror,  car,  fire,  teenage girl,  rape,  panties,  cult film,  based on novel,  gun,  murder,  blood,  violence,  death,  flashback

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Scarface (1983)
Crime, Drama

Scarface (1983)

Tony Montana manages to leave Cuba during the Mariel exodus of 1980. He finds himself in a Florida refugee camp but his friend Manny has a way out for them: undertake a contract killing and arrangements will be made to get a green card. He's soon working for drug dealer Frank Lopez and shows his mettle when a deal with Colombian drug dealers goes bad. He also brings a new level of violence to Miami. Tony is protective of his younger sister but his mother knows what he does for a living and disowns him. Tony is impatient and wants it all however, including Frank's empire and his mistress Elvira Hancock. Once at the top however, Tony's outrageous actions make him a target and everything comes crumbling down. This is why Scarface (1983) is one of the best movies like Once Upon A Time In America (1984). (Read More)

Themes:cruelty,  sadism,  mafia,  brutality,  corruption,  fear,  betrayal,  drugs,  friendship
Locations:hotel,  restaurant
Characters:friend
Story:crime epic,  killing,  political corruption,  telephone box,  mob violence,  mob hit,  famous score,  decadence,  brooklyn bridge,  miami florida,  mercilessness,  organized crime,  danger,  controversy,  stabbed to death,  mansion,  cleavage,  bathroom,  shooting,  shot in the head,  face slap,  gangster,  car,  brother sister relationship,  panties,  cult film,  new york city,  nipples,  dancing,  based on novel,  police,  murder,  death,  blood,  gun,  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,  corruption,  betrayal
Locations:restaurant
Period:1960s
Story:mafia boss,  childhood friend,  mob violence,  mob hit,  garbage truck,  brooklyn bridge,  extortion,  italian american,  organized crime,  nonlinear timeline,  stabbed to death,  shot in the head,  face slap,  gangster,  fire,  new york city,  murder,  violence,  police,  death

Bully (2001)
Biography, Crime, Drama

Bully (2001)

After finding himself at the constant abuse of his best friend, Bobby, Marty has become fed up with his friend's twisted ways. His girlfriend, a victim of Bobby's often cruel ways, couldn't agree more and they strategize murdering Bobby, with a group of willing and unwilling participants in a small Florida town. In the midst of their plotting, they find themselves contemplating with the possible aftermath of what could happen. (Read More)

Themes:cruelty,  drugs,  friendship
Locations:beach
Characters:dancer,  prostitute,  friend
Story:nude girl,  sex in car,  date rape,  rape victim,  panties pulled down,  white panties,  stripping,  scantily clad female,  stabbed to death,  cleavage,  bathroom,  urination,  mirror,  car,  based on book,  teenage boy,  topless female nudity,  brother sister relationship,  teenage girl,  rape,  panties,  leg spreading,  dancing,  bare breasts,  sex scene,  gun,  murder,  nudity,  blood,  police,  violence,  death

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Salo O Le 120 Giornate Di Sodoma (1975) is one of the best movies like Once Upon A Time In America (1984)
Drama, War

Salo O Le 120 Giornate Di Sodoma (1975)

Nazi-Fascist Northern Italy, 1943-44. Four senior members of government, aided by henchmen and Nazi soldiers, kidnap a group of young men and women. They hold them for 120 days, subjecting them to all manner of torture, perversion and degradation.

Themes:cruelty,  sadism,  brutality,  voyeurism,  torture,  betrayal
Characters:prostitute
Story:sex with a minor,  degradation,  ambiguous ending,  stripping,  controversy,  scantily clad female,  mansion,  voyeur,  shot in the head,  face slap,  urination,  teenage boy,  teenage girl,  rape,  panties,  cult film,  nipples,  dancing,  based on novel,  masturbation,  violence,  blood,  death,  gun,  murder

Goodfellas (1990)
Crime, Drama

Goodfellas (1990)

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

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. This is why The Untouchables (1987) is one of the best movies like Once Upon A Time In America (1984). (Read More)

Themes:mafia,  brutality,  corruption
Locations:hotel
Period:1930s
Story:prohibition,  crime epic,  police corruption,  speakeasy,  corrupt,  mob violence,  tommy gun,  famous score,  hit in the crotch,  italian american,  switchblade,  railway station,  freeze frame,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  organized crime,  shooting,  shot in the head,  gangster,  based on book,  based on novel,  death,  police,  murder,  blood,  violence

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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:cruelty,  sadism,  blackmail,  brutality,  corruption,  torture,  betrayal
Locations:hospital
Characters:prostitute
Story:political corruption,  police corruption,  corrupt,  gang warfare,  cop killer,  shot in the eye,  alley,  sexy woman,  mercilessness,  switchblade,  killing,  organized crime,  danger,  scantily clad female,  nonlinear timeline,  good versus evil,  cleavage,  shooting,  face slap,  urination,  gangster,  rape,  panties,  cult film,  death,  sex scene,  police,  violence,  blood,  murder

Batman: The Killing Joke (2016) is one of the best movies like Once Upon A Time In America (1984)
Action, Animation, Crime, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)

Themes:sadism,  mafia,  brutality,  torture,  fear,  betrayal,  friendship
Locations:rooftop,  hospital
Characters:prostitute
Story:mafia boss,  rape victim,  shot in the eye,  alley,  ambiguous ending,  rainstorm,  mercilessness,  killing,  public nudity,  organized crime,  danger,  nonlinear timeline,  mansion,  good versus evil,  shot in the head,  face slap,  gangster,  fire,  teenage girl,  rape,  murder,  flashback,  death,  police,  blood,  gun,  violence

Gomorra (2008)
Crime, Drama

Gomorra (2008)

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

Themes:cruelty,  mafia,  brutality,  fear,  betrayal,  drugs,  friendship
Locations:rooftop,  beach,  hospital
Characters:dancer,  prostitute,  friend
Story:rival gang,  extortion,  miami florida,  child murder,  organized crime,  stripping,  shooting,  shot in the head,  gangster,  mirror,  based on book,  teenage boy,  new york city,  dancing,  violence,  gun,  blood,  murder,  police,  death

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American Gangster (2007)
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:cruelty,  sadism,  mafia,  brutality,  corruption,  drugs
Characters:jewish
Period:1960s
Story:crime epic,  mafia boss,  drive by shooting,  police corruption,  criminal syndicate,  mob hit,  extortion,  italian american,  mercilessness,  assault,  country name in title,  organized crime,  shooting,  shot in the head,  gangster,  new york city,  nipples,  death,  sex scene,  police,  violence,  flashback,  murder

Lolita (1997)
Drama, Romance

Lolita (1997)

Humbert Humbert, a British professor coming to the US to teach, rents a room in Charlotte Haze's house, but only after he sees her 14-year-old daughter, Dolores (Lolita), to whom he is immediately attracted. Though he hates the mother, he marries her as this is the only way to be close to the girl, who will prove to be too mature for her age. They start a journey together, trying to hide they're not just (step)father and daughter, throughout the country, being followed by someone whom Humbert first suspects to be from the police. The profound jealousy, and maybe some guilt from the forbidden love, seem slowly to drive the man emotionally labile. This is why Lolita (1997) is one of the best movies like Once Upon A Time In America (1984). (Read More)

Themes:guilt,  blackmail,  voyeurism
Locations:hotel,  hospital
Characters:dancer
Period:1920s
Story:white panties,  sex with a minor,  underage sex,  copulation,  backstage,  coitus,  controversy,  scantily clad female,  toilet,  cleavage,  voyeur,  shooting,  face slap,  teenage boy,  fire,  teenage girl,  rape,  panties,  leg spreading,  dancing,  based on novel,  police,  blood,  gun,  murder

Last Man Standing (1996) is one of the best movies like Once Upon A Time In America (1984)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Last Man Standing (1996)

John Smith is an amoral gunslinger in the days of Prohibition. On the lam from his latest (unspecified) exploits, he happens upon the town of Jericho, Texas. Actually, calling Jericho a town would be too generous--it has become more like a ghost town, since two warring gangs have 'driven off all the decent folk.' Smith sees this as an opportunity to play both sides off against each other, earning himself a nice piece of change as a hired gun. Despite his strictly avowed mercenary intentions, he finds himself risking his life for his, albeit skewed, sense of honor.... (Read More)

Themes:mafia,  brutality,  corruption,  torture,  betrayal
Locations:hotel
Characters:prostitute
Period:1920s,  1930s
Story:gang warfare,  tommy gun,  mob violence,  prohibition,  cop killer,  arson,  good versus evil,  shooting,  shot in the head,  face slap,  gangster,  fire,  violence,  gun,  murder,  blood

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Miller's Crossing (1990)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Miller's Crossing (1990)

Tom Reagan (played by Gabriel Byrne) is the right-hand man, and chief adviser, to a mob boss, Leo (Albert Finney). Trouble is brewing between Leo and another mob boss, Johnny Caspar (Jon Polito), over the activities of a bookie, Bernie Bernbaum (John Turturro) and Leo and Tom are at odds on how to deal with it. Meanwhile, Tom is in a secret relationship with Leo's girlfriend, Verna (Marcia Gay Harden), who happens to be the sister of Bernie. In trying to resolve the issue, Tom is cast out from Leo's camp and ultimately finds himself stuck in the middle between several deadly, unforgiving parties. (Read More)

Themes:mafia,  blackmail,  fear,  betrayal
Locations:cemetery
Period:1930s,  1920s
Story:prohibition,  crime epic,  political corruption,  police corruption,  gang warfare,  mob violence,  mob hit,  fedora,  police chief,  extortion,  italian american,  organized crime,  face slap,  gangster,  mirror,  fire,  brother sister relationship,  cult film,  based on novel,  police,  murder,  violence,  death

Irreversible (2002)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller

Irreversible (2002)

Events over the course of one traumatic night in Paris unfold in reverse-chronological order as the beautiful Alex is brutally raped and beaten by a stranger in the underpass. Her boyfriend and ex-lover take matters into their own hands by hiring two criminals to help them find the rapist so that they can exact revenge. A simultaneously beautiful and terrible examination of the destructive nature of cause and effect, and how time destroys everything. (Read More)

Themes:cruelty,  sadism,  brutality,  voyeurism,  drugs
Characters:dancer,  prostitute
Story:rape victim,  panties pulled down,  white panties,  assault,  stripping,  nonlinear timeline,  female pubic hair,  cleavage,  voyeur,  mirror,  car,  rape,  panties,  cult film,  leg spreading,  dancing,  violence,  masturbation,  murder,  police,  blood,  death

Gangs Of New York (2002)
Crime, Drama

Gangs Of New York (2002)

Having seen his father killed in a major gang fight in New York, young Amsterdam Vallon is spirited away for his own safety. Some years later, he returns to the scene of his father's death, the notorious Five Points district in New York. It's 1863 and lower Manhattan is run by gangs, the most powerful of which is the Natives, headed by Bill "The Butcher" Cutting. He believes that America should belong to native-born Americans and opposes the waves of immigrants, mostly Irish, entering the city. It's also the time of the Civil War and forced conscription leads to the worst riots in US history. Amid the violence and corruption, young Vallon tries to establish himself in the area and also seek revenge over his father's death. (Read More)

Themes:corruption,  torture,  betrayal
Mood:epic
Locations:cemetery
Story:political corruption,  corrupt,  gang warfare,  chinese american,  pocket watch,  brooklyn bridge,  fog,  hit in the crotch,  organized crime,  stabbed to death,  new york,  shooting,  shot in the head,  face slap,  gangster,  mirror,  fire,  new york city,  dancing,  sex scene,  violence,  murder,  death,  flashback

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Cidade De Deus (2002) is one of the best movies like Once Upon A Time In America (1984)
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 Once Upon A Time In America (1984). (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  corruption,  torture,  fear,  friendship
Locations:brothel,  beach
Characters:dancer,  prostitute,  friend
Period:1960s
Story:crime epic,  police corruption,  gang warfare,  name change,  mob violence,  juvenile delinquent,  mercilessness,  freeze frame,  organized crime,  controversy,  nonlinear timeline,  good versus evil,  reporter,  shooting,  shot in the head,  face slap,  gangster,  based on book,  teenage boy,  teenage girl,  rape,  cult film,  dancing,  violence,  police,  murder,  blood,  flashback,  gun,  death

The Air I Breathe (2007)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Air I Breathe (2007)

A frustrated and clumsy bank clerk overhears the conversation of three coworkers in the toilet about a fix in a horse race, and bets a large amount. He loses the bet and owes the money to the dangerous and powerful mobster Fingers. A gangster who works for Fingers has the ability of foreseeing pieces of the future; he is assigned to collect money for the boss, with his troublemaker nephew Tony, and is beaten up by a gang. The manager of pop-star Trista loses her contract to Fingers without her agreement and she is threatened by the gangster. A dedicated doctor seeks a blood donor that might have a rare blood type to save the life of his secret and unrequited passion, a beautiful epidemiologist who's married to a friend. (Read More)

Themes:sadism,  brutality,  torture,  friendship
Locations:rooftop,  restaurant,  hospital
Characters:dancer,  prostitute,  friend
Story:alley,  backstage,  switchblade,  freeze frame,  passion,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  organized crime,  nonlinear timeline,  toilet,  bathroom,  shooting,  gangster,  mirror,  panties,  dancing,  violence,  flashback,  gun,  blood,  murder,  police,  death

Menace II Society (1993)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Menace II Society (1993)

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

Themes:brutality,  fear,  betrayal,  drugs,  friendship
Locations:hospital
Characters:friend
Story:drive by shooting,  menace,  juvenile delinquent,  release from prison,  rainstorm,  switchblade,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  organized crime,  controversy,  shooting,  shot in the head,  gangster,  car,  cult film,  flashback,  violence,  death,  gun,  murder,  police,  blood

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Bound (1996)
Crime, Romance, Thriller

Bound (1996)

Themes:mafia,  cruelty,  sadism,  brutality,  torture
Characters:prostitute
Story:mafia boss,  fedora,  menace,  italian american,  killing,  danger,  scantily clad female,  cleavage,  bathroom,  shooting,  face slap,  urination,  gangster,  panties,  cult film,  leg spreading,  death,  gun,  police,  violence,  flashback,  blood,  murder

Public Enemies (2009) is one of the best movies like Once Upon A Time In America (1984)
Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Romance

Public Enemies (2009)

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

Themes:blackmail,  torture,  fear,  betrayal,  friendship
Locations:brothel,  hotel,  restaurant,  hospital
Characters:dancer,  friend
Period:1930s
Story:crime epic,  tommy gun,  dying words,  prohibition,  pocket watch,  outlaw,  italian american,  railway station,  movie theater,  organized crime,  shooting,  shot in the head,  face slap,  gangster,  car,  based on book,  dancing,  sex scene,  police,  blood,  murder,  gun,  violence,  death

The Departed (2006)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Departed (2006)

In South Boston, the state police force is waging war on Irish-American organized crime. Young undercover cop Billy Costigan is assigned to infiltrate the mob syndicate run by gangland chief Frank Costello. While Billy quickly gains Costello's confidence, Colin Sullivan, a hardened young criminal who has infiltrated the state police as an informer for the syndicate is rising to a position of power in the Special Investigation Unit. Each man becomes deeply consumed by their double lives, gathering information about the plans and counter-plans of the operations they have penetrated. But when it becomes clear to both the mob and the police that there is a mole in their midst, Billy and Colin are suddenly in danger of being caught and exposed to the enemy - and each must race to uncover the identity of the other man in time to save themselves. But is either willing to turn on their friends and comrades they've made during their long stints undercover? This is why The Departed (2006) is one of the best movies like Once Upon A Time In America (1984). (Read More)

Themes:guilt,  mafia,  brutality,  corruption,  torture,  betrayal,  drugs,  friendship
Locations:rooftop,  cemetery,  restaurant,  beach,  hospital
Characters:prostitute,  friend
Story:crime epic,  police corruption,  criminal syndicate,  mob violence,  mob hit,  chinese american,  cop killer,  italian american,  mercilessness,  switchblade,  arson,  killing,  organized crime,  danger,  scantily clad female,  cleavage,  shooting,  shot in the head,  gangster,  car,  fire,  panties,  cult film,  police,  death,  murder,  flashback,  blood,  violence,  gun

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The Last House On The Left (1972)
Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller

The Last House On The Left (1972)

On the eve of her seventeenth birthday, Mari Collingwood tells her parents that she is going to the concert of underground band Bloodlust in New York with her friend Phyllis Stone. She borrows the family's car and heads with her friend to a dangerous neighborhood in the city. Meanwhile, the sadistic and cruel escapees Krug Stillo and Fred 'Weasel' Podowski are hidden in a hideout with their partners Sadie (Jeramie Rain) and Krug's addicted son Junior Stillo (Marc Sheffler) after killing two guards and one shepherd in their runaway. The two girls seek marijuana near the theater and meet Junior that offers some Colombian grass to them. They go to his apartment and are subdued by the criminals that rape Phyllis. On the next morning, they hide the girls in the trunk of their convertible and head to Canada. However, they have a problem with the car's rod and they stop on the road close to Mari's house. When Phyllis tries to escape, the gang stabs her to death and shots Mari after humiliating and raping them. They seek shelter in Mari's home, but during the night, her mother overhears a conversation of the criminals telling that they have killed her daughter. She tells her husband and they plot a scheme to revenge the death of their princess. (Read More)

Themes:cruelty,  sadism,  brutality,  voyeurism,  torture
Locations:cemetery
Characters:friend
Story:sexual assault,  rape victim,  white panties,  degradation,  switchblade,  peeping tom,  killing,  public nudity,  controversy,  scantily clad female,  female pubic hair,  stabbed to death,  toilet,  voyeur,  shooting,  urination,  car,  teenage girl,  rape,  panties,  cult film,  murder,  violence,  police,  blood,  death,  gun

The Rules Of Attraction (2002)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

The Rules Of Attraction (2002)

Camden College. Sean Bateman is the younger brother of depraved Wall Street broker Patrick Bateman. He's also a drug dealer who owes a lot of money to "fellow" dealer Rupert Guest, as well as a well-known womanizer, for he sleeps with nearly half of the female population on campus. Lauren Hynde is, technically, a virgin. She's saving herself for her shallow boyfriend, Victor Johnson, who's left the States to backpack across Europe. Her slutty roommate, Lara, has the hots for Victor as well. Paul Denton, who used to date Lauren, is openly bisexual and attracted to Mitchell Allen, who's dating Candice to prove to Paul that he's not gay. Sean loves Lauren. Paul loves Sean. And Lauren may love Sean. (Read More)

Themes:voyeurism,  drugs
Locations:hotel,  restaurant,  hospital
Characters:dancer
Story:nude girl,  date rape,  no panties,  nude,  hit in the crotch,  freeze frame,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  public nudity,  scantily clad female,  nonlinear timeline,  cleavage,  voyeur,  bathroom,  urination,  mirror,  car,  topless female nudity,  rape,  panties,  cult film,  nipples,  dancing,  based on novel,  bare breasts,  flashback,  gun,  blood,  masturbation,  nudity,  death

The Godfather (1972) is one of the best movies like Once Upon A Time In America (1984)
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,  drugs,  betrayal
Mood:epic
Locations:cemetery,  hotel,  restaurant,  hospital
Story:police corruption,  telephone box,  gang warfare,  tommy gun,  mob violence,  mob hit,  famous score,  cop killer,  shot in the eye,  italian american,  mercilessness,  movie theater,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  organized crime,  mansion,  bathroom,  shooting,  urination,  gangster,  brother sister relationship,  cult film,  new york city,  based on novel,  sex scene,  death,  murder,  police,  blood,  violence

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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,  drugs
Locations:brothel,  cemetery,  hotel,  restaurant,  hospital
Characters:prostitute
Story:crime epic,  mafia boss,  rival gang,  corrupt,  mob violence,  mob hit,  chinese american,  hearse,  brooklyn bridge,  release from prison,  italian american,  organized crime,  new york,  shot in the head,  urination,  gangster,  panties,  cult film,  new york city,  dancing,  murder,  police,  violence,  death

The Black Dahlia (2006)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Black Dahlia (2006)

In 1946, the former boxers Dwight "Bucky" Bleichert and Lee Blanchard are policemen in Los Angeles. Lee has a good relationship with his chief and uses a box fight between them to promote the department and get a raise to the police force. They succeed and are promoted to homicide detectives, working together. Bucky becomes a close friend of Lee and his girlfriend Kay Lake, forming a triangle of love. When the corpse of the aspirant actress 'Elizabeth Short (I)' is found mutilated, Lee becomes obsessed to solve the case called by the press Black Dahlia. Meanwhile, Bucky's investigation leads him to a Madeleine Linscott, the daughter of a powerful and wealthy constructor that resembles the Black Dahlia. In an environment of corruption and lies, Bucky discloses hidden truths. This is why The Black Dahlia (2006) is one of the best movies like Once Upon A Time In America (1984). (Read More)

Themes:corruption,  blackmail,  voyeurism,  torture,  friendship
Locations:hotel,  beach
Characters:jewish,  actress,  dancer,  prostitute,  friend
Story:police corruption,  no panties,  white panties,  police chief,  switchblade,  child murder,  scantily clad female,  cleavage,  voyeur,  gangster,  topless female nudity,  panties,  leg spreading,  dancing,  police,  based on novel,  bare breasts,  death,  violence,  blood,  murder,  nudity,  flashback

L.a. Confidential (1997)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

L.a. Confidential (1997)

1950's Los Angeles is the seedy backdrop for this intricate noir-ish tale of police corruption and Hollywood sleaze. Three very different cops are all after the truth, each in their own style: Ed Exley, the golden boy of the police force, willing to do almost anything to get ahead, except sell out; Bud White, ready to break the rules to seek justice, but barely able to keep his raging violence under control; and Jack Vincennes, always looking for celebrity and a quick buck until his conscience drives him to join Exley and White down the one-way path to find the truth behind the dark world of L.A. crime. (Read More)

Themes:corruption,  blackmail
Locations:restaurant
Characters:prostitute
Story:killing,  police corruption,  rape victim,  corrupt,  criminal syndicate,  mob hit,  famous score,  rainstorm,  switchblade,  organized crime,  toilet,  mansion,  reporter,  face slap,  mirror,  police,  violence,  murder,  based on novel,  death,  flashback

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John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) is one of the best movies like Once Upon A Time In America (1984)
Action, Crime, Thriller

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

Themes:mafia,  brutality,  fear,  betrayal
Locations:rooftop,  hotel,  restaurant
Story:mafia boss,  brooklyn bridge,  mercilessness,  arson,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  organized crime,  danger,  stabbed to death,  shot in the head,  gangster,  mirror,  fire,  brother sister relationship,  new york city,  violence,  flashback,  gun,  blood,  murder,  death

The Last House On The Left (2009)
Crime, Horror, Thriller

The Last House On The Left (2009)

While being transported by two detectives in a car, the dangerous criminal Krug is rescued by his brother Francis and his girlfriend Sadie, and they brutally kill the detectives. Meanwhile Emma, her husband John, and their daughter Mari Collingwood head to their summer home near the lake. Mari borrows the family car to meet her friend Paige that is working in a store in the town. While in the store, they befriend a teen boy named Justin, who offers some marijuana to Paige in the motel where he is lodged. While they are smoking marijuana in Justin's room, Krug, Francis, and Sadie arrive and abduct the girls. Krug drives Mari's car and she causes them to crash into a tree. Krug stabs Paige and rapes Mari; however Mari manages to escape, swimming in the lake, but Krug shoots her in the back. They walk through the isolated road in the woods and they reach Collingwood's house telling that they have just had a car accident. Emma and John welcome the strangers until they discover what has happened to their beloved daughter. (Read More)

Themes:cruelty,  sadism,  guilt,  brutality,  torture,  friendship
Characters:friend
Story:sexual assault,  rape victim,  panties pulled down,  no panties,  white panties,  shot in the eye,  copulation,  rainstorm,  coitus,  scantily clad female,  stabbed to death,  cleavage,  shot in the head,  car,  teenage girl,  rape,  panties,  blood,  violence,  death,  murder

Synecdoche, New York (2008)
Comedy, Drama

Synecdoche, New York (2008)

Theater director Caden Cotard is mounting a new play. Fresh off of a successful production of Death of a Salesman, he has traded in the suburban blue-hairs and regional theater of Schenectady for the cultured audiences and bright footlights of Broadway. Armed with a MacArthur grant and determined to create a piece of brutal realism and honesty, something into which he can put his whole self, he gathers an ensemble cast into a warehouse in Manhattan's theater district. He directs them in a celebration of the mundane, instructing each to live out their constructed lives in a small mock-up of the city outside. As the city inside the warehouse grows, Caden's own life veers wildly off the tracks. The shadow of his ex-wife Adele, a celebrated painter who left him years ago for Germany's art scene, sneers at him from every corner. Somewhere in Berlin, his daughter Olive is growing up under the questionable guidance of Adele's friend, Maria. He's helplessly driving his marriage to actress Claire into the ground. Sammy Barnathan, the actor Caden has hired to play himself within the play, is a bit too perfect for the part, and is making it difficult for Caden to revive his relationship with the alluringly candid Hazel. Meanwhile, his therapist, Madeline Gravis, is better at plugging her best-seller than she is at counselling him. His second daughter, Ariel, is disabled. And a mysterious condition is systematically shutting down each of his autonomic functions, one by one. As the years rapidly pass, Caden buries himself deeper into his masterpiece. Populating the cast and crew with doppelgangers, he steadily blurs the line between the world of the play and that of his own deteriorating reality. As he pushes the limits of his relationships, both personally and professionally, a change in creative direction arrives in Millicent Weems, a celebrated theater actress who may offer Caden the break he needs. (Read More)

Themes:voyeurism,  betrayal
Locations:cemetery,  restaurant,  hospital
Characters:actress,  friend
Story:nude girl,  no panties,  white panties,  nude,  copulation,  coitus,  public nudity,  scantily clad female,  nonlinear timeline,  toilet,  new york,  cleavage,  voyeur,  bathroom,  urination,  topless female nudity,  fire,  panties,  cult film,  new york city,  bare breasts,  nudity,  blood,  death,  murder,  violence

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Casino (1995)
Crime, Drama

Casino (1995)

This Martin Scorsese film depicts the Janus-like quality of Las Vegas--it has a glittering, glamorous face, as well as a brutal, cruel one. Ace Rothstein and Nicky Santoro, mobsters who move to Las Vegas to make their mark, live and work in this paradoxical world. Seen through their eyes, each as a foil to the other, the details of mob involvement in the casinos of the 1970's and '80's are revealed. Ace is the smooth operator of the Tangiers casino, while Nicky is his boyhood friend and tough strongman, robbing and shaking down the locals. However, they each have a tragic flaw--Ace falls in love with a hustler, Ginger, and Nicky falls into an ever-deepening spiral of drugs and violence. This is why Casino (1995) is one of the best movies like Once Upon A Time In America (1984). (Read More)

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

Black Mass (2015) is one of the best movies like Once Upon A Time In America (1984)
Biography, Crime, Drama, History

Black Mass (2015)

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

Themes:mafia,  brutality,  corruption,  torture,  fear,  betrayal,  friendship
Locations:cemetery,  hotel,  restaurant,  beach,  hospital
Characters:prostitute,  friend
Story:drive by shooting,  childhood friend,  mob hit,  extortion,  miami florida,  italian american,  mercilessness,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  organized crime,  nonlinear timeline,  reporter,  shot in the head,  gangster,  based on book,  death,  murder,  blood,  violence,  flashback

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

Triple 9 (2016)

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

Themes:heist,  blackmail,  brutality,  corruption,  torture,  fear,  betrayal,  drugs,  friendship
Locations:restaurant,  hospital
Characters:jewish,  prostitute
Story:mafia boss,  police corruption,  corrupt,  police chief,  ambiguous ending,  rainstorm,  organized crime,  danger,  shot in the head,  gangster,  car,  topless female nudity,  fire,  police,  bare breasts,  death,  murder,  blood,  violence

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Four Brothers (2005)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Four Brothers (2005)

Four adopted brothers come to avenge their mother's death in what appears to be a random killing in a grocery store robbery. However, the boys' investigation of the death reveals more nefarious activities involving the one brother's business dealings with a notorious local hoodlum. Two cops who are trying to solve the case may also not be what they seem. (Read More)

Themes:heist
Locations:cemetery,  restaurant
Story:political corruption,  police corruption,  mob hit,  stairwell,  hit in the crotch,  assault,  killing,  organized crime,  stabbed to death,  toilet,  shot in the head,  car,  cult film,  violence,  death,  murder,  police

The Unbearable Lightness Of Being (1988)
Drama, Romance

The Unbearable Lightness Of Being (1988)

Tomas is a doctor and a lady-killer in 1960s Czechoslovakia, an apolitical man who is struck with love for the bookish country girl Tereza; his more sophisticated sometime lover Sabina eventually accepts their relationship and the two women form an electric friendship. The three are caught up in the events of the Prague Spring (1968), until the Soviet tanks crush the non-violent rebels; their illusions are shattered and their lives change forever. (Read More)

Themes:blackmail,  voyeurism,  fear,  friendship
Locations:restaurant,  beach,  hospital
Characters:friend
Period:1960s
Story:panties pulled down,  no panties,  white panties,  frisbee,  passion,  scantily clad female,  female pubic hair,  cleavage,  voyeur,  mirror,  fire,  panties,  leg spreading,  dancing,  based on novel,  violence,  police,  nudity,  flashback,  murder,  death

Hot Pursuit (2015) is one of the best movies like Once Upon A Time In America (1984)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Hot Pursuit (2015)

Rose Cooper is an uptight and by-the-book cop whose name has become a verb synonymous with screw-ups, and she's found a chance to redeem herself. She has been assigned to protect a federal witness, Daniella Riva, the vivacious and outgoing widow of a drug boss. As the two polar opposites race through Texas, they find themselves pursues by everyone from crooked cops to murderous gunmen. However, their greatest obstacle to making this out alive may be themselves as they learn that Cooper has now been considered a fugitive fleeing with Danielle. This is why Hot Pursuit (2015) is one of the best movies like Once Upon A Time In America (1984). (Read More)

Themes:mafia,  corruption,  friendship
Locations:hotel
Characters:friend
Story:mafia boss,  police corruption,  white panties,  police chief,  television news,  organized crime,  danger,  shooting,  gangster,  car,  panties,  dancing,  death,  police,  gun,  violence,  murder

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Adoration (2013)
Drama, Romance

Adoration (2013)

Lil ('Naomi Watts' (qv)) and Roz ('Robin Wright (V)' (qv)) are two lifelong friends, having grown up together as neighbors in an idyllic beach town. As adults, their sons have developed a friendship as strong as that which binds their mothers. One summer, all four are confronted by simmering emotions that have been mounting between them, and each find unexpected happiness in relationships that cross the bounds of convention. (Read More)

Themes:guilt,  voyeurism,  fear,  friendship
Locations:cemetery,  hotel,  beach,  hospital
Characters:actress,  dancer,  friend
Story:copulation,  coitus,  scantily clad female,  cleavage,  voyeur,  face slap,  mirror,  teenage boy,  teenage girl,  panties,  leg spreading,  dancing,  nudity,  death,  flashback

Harry Brown (2009)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Harry Brown (2009)

In England, retired Royal Marine Harry Brown spends his lonely life between the hospital, where his beloved wife Kath is terminally ill, and playing chess with his only friend Leonard Attwell in the Barge pub owned by Sid Rourke. After the death of Kath, Len tells his grieving friend that the local gang is harassing him and he is carrying an old bayonet for self-defense; the widower suggests him to go to the police. When Len is beaten, then stabbed to death in an underground passage, Inspector Alice Frampton and her partner Sergeant Terry Hicock are sent to investigate. They pay Harry a visit but don't have good news; the police have not found any other evidence, other than the bayonet, in order to arrest the hoodlums. This mean that should the case go to trial the gang would claim self-defense. Harry Brown sees that justice will not be granted and decides to take matters into his own hands. (Read More)

Themes:sadism,  brutality,  voyeurism,  torture,  fear,  betrayal,  drugs,  friendship
Locations:cemetery,  hospital
Characters:prostitute,  friend
Story:drive by shooting,  sex in car,  hearse,  mercilessness,  arson,  danger,  stabbed to death,  voyeur,  shooting,  shot in the head,  teenage boy,  fire,  rape,  cult film,  gun,  death,  police,  flashback,  murder,  violence,  blood

Risky Business (1983)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance

Risky Business (1983)

Themes:voyeurism,  drugs,  friendship
Characters:prostitute,  friend
Story:car in water,  panties pulled down,  white panties,  sexual joke,  extortion,  stripping,  scantily clad female,  cleavage,  voyeur,  bathroom,  car,  teenage boy,  panties,  cult film,  dancing,  sex scene,  masturbation

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The Godfather: Part III (1990) is one of the best movies like Once Upon A Time In America (1984)
Crime, Drama

The Godfather: Part III (1990)

In the final instalment of the Godfather Trilogy, an aging Don Michael Corleone seeks to legitimize his crime family's interests and remove himself from the violent underworld but is kept back by the ambitions of the young. While he attempts to link the Corleone's finances with the Vatican, Michael must deal with the machinations of a hungrier gangster seeking to upset the existing Mafioso order and a young protoge's love affair with his daughter. (Read More)

Themes:guilt,  mafia,  corruption,  betrayal
Mood:epic
Locations:hospital
Story:mob violence,  dying words,  mob hit,  italian american,  nostalgia,  railway station,  assault,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  organized crime,  reporter,  gangster,  brother sister relationship,  cult film,  new york city,  dancing,  murder,  flashback,  violence,  death

Caligola (1979)
Drama, History

Caligola (1979)

The rise and fall of the notorious Roman Emperor Caligula, showing the violent methods that he employs to gain the throne, and the subsequent insanity of his reign - he gives his horse political office and humiliates and executes anyone who even slightly displeases him. He also sleeps with his sister, organises elaborate orgies and embarks on a fruitless invasion of Britain before meeting an appropriate end. There are various versions of the film, ranging from the heavily truncated 90-minute version to the legendary 160-minute hardcore version which leaves nothing to the imagination (though the hardcore scenes were inserted later and do not involve the main cast members). This is why Caligola (1979) is one of the best movies like Once Upon A Time In America (1984). (Read More)

Themes:sadism,  brutality,  torture,  fear
Mood:epic
Locations:brothel
Characters:prostitute
Story:rape victim,  alternate version,  dying words,  peep hole,  mercilessness,  passion,  controversy,  scantily clad female,  female pubic hair,  urination,  mirror,  brother sister relationship,  rape,  cult film,  leg spreading,  dancing,  sex scene,  violence,  masturbation,  murder,  blood,  death

A Clockwork Orange (1971)
Crime, Drama, Sci-fi

A Clockwork Orange (1971)

Protagonist Alex DeLarge is an "ultraviolent" youth in futuristic Britain. As with all luck, his eventually runs out and he's arrested and convicted of murder and rape. While in prison, Alex learns of an experimental program in which convicts are programmed to detest violence. If he goes through the program, his sentence will be reduced and he will be back on the streets sooner than expected. But Alex's ordeals are far from over once he hits the mean streets of Britain that he had a hand in creating. (Read More)

Themes:sadism,  brutality,  torture,  betrayal,  drugs,  friendship
Locations:restaurant,  hospital
Story:sexual assault,  rape victim,  white panties,  gang leader,  famous score,  juvenile delinquent,  release from prison,  ambiguous ending,  rainstorm,  movie theater,  assault,  public nudity,  controversy,  scantily clad female,  female pubic hair,  mansion,  cleavage,  reporter,  voyeur,  rape,  cult film,  leg spreading,  violence,  police,  based on novel,  murder,  blood,  masturbation

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American Psycho (2000)
Crime, Drama

American Psycho (2000)

Patrick Bateman is handsome, well educated and intelligent. He is twenty-seven and living his own American dream. He works by day on Wall Street, earning a fortune to complement the one he was born with. At night he descends into madness, as he experiments with fear and violence.

Themes:blackmail,  brutality,  torture,  fear,  drugs,  friendship
Locations:restaurant
Characters:prostitute
Story:ambiguity,  stairwell,  ambiguous ending,  killing,  controversy,  scantily clad female,  stabbed to death,  new york,  cleavage,  voyeur,  shot in the head,  urination,  mirror,  fire,  rape,  panties,  cult film,  leg spreading,  new york city,  nipples,  dancing,  based on novel,  sex scene,  murder,  gun,  police,  blood,  violence,  death

Eastern Promises (2007) is one of the best movies like Once Upon A Time In America (1984)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Eastern Promises (2007)

In London, the Russian pregnant teenager Tatiana arrives bleeding in a hospital, and the doctors save her baby only. The Russian descendant midwife Anna Khitrova finds Tatiana's diary written in Russian language in her belongings and decided to find her family to deliver the baby, she brings the diary home and ask her uncle Stepan to translate the document. Stepan refuses, but Anna finds a card of a restaurant owned by the Russian Semyon inside the diary and she visits the old man trying to find a lead to contact Tatiana's family. When she mentions the existence of the diary, Semyon immediately offers to translate the document. However, Stepan translates part of the diary and Anna discovers that Semyon and his sick son Kirill had raped Tatiana when she was fourteen years old and forced her to work as prostitute in a brothel of their own. Further, Semyon is the dangerous boss of the Russian mafia "Vory v Zakone", jeopardizing the safety of Anna and her family. Meanwhile, Semyon's driver Nikolai Luzhin gets close to Kirill and Semyon, climbing positions in the criminal organization, but he helps Anna, her family and the baby. (Read More)

Themes:mafia,  brutality,  voyeurism,  betrayal
Locations:brothel,  restaurant,  cemetery,  hospital
Characters:prostitute
Story:rape victim,  panties pulled down,  no panties,  chauffeur,  copulation,  coitus,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  organized crime,  scantily clad female,  voyeur,  face slap,  urination,  teenage girl,  rape,  panties,  leg spreading,  sex scene,  nudity,  murder,  violence,  blood,  death

La Pianiste (2001)
Drama, Music, Romance

La Pianiste (2001)

Erika Kohut is a pianist, teaching music. Schubert and Schumann are her forte, but she's not quite at concert level. She's approaching middle age, living with her mother who is domineering then submissive; Erika is a victim then combative. With her students she is severe. She visits a sex shop to watch DVDs; she walks a drive-in theater to stare at couples having sex. Walter is a self-assured student with some musical talent; he auditions for her class and is forthright in his attraction to her. She responds coldly then demands he let her lead. Next she changes the game with a letter, inviting him into her fantasies. How will he respond; how does sex have power over our other faculties? (Read More)

Themes:cruelty,  voyeurism,  fear
Locations:restaurant
Story:sexual assault,  sex in car,  rape victim,  white panties,  controversy,  female pubic hair,  toilet,  cleavage,  face slap,  urination,  rape,  panties,  cult film,  leg spreading,  based on novel,  sex scene,  masturbation,  blood

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