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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:dying,  surveillance,  humiliation,  guilt,  mafia,  brutality,  corruption,  racism,  anger,  robbery,  deception,  funeral,  drunkenness,  torture,  drinking,  jealousy,  betrayal,  money,  drugs,  infidelity,  love,  friendship
Mood:gore
Locations:tunnel,  china,  rooftop,  city,  apartment,  kitchen,  elevator,  airport,  boat,  cemetery,  church,  restaurant,  beach,  bar,  hospital
Characters:pregnant,  psychiatrist,  killer,  hitman,  christian,  lawyer,  policeman,  detective,  prostitute,  singer,  friend
Story:state police,  undercover,  bag of money,  police academy,  police badge,  duffel bag,  cd player,  informer,  self inflicted gunshot wound,  counter espionage,  mexican standoff,  abandoned warehouse,  dinner date,  golf club,  murder witness,  car set on fire,  gunshot wound,  accidental killing,  mob execution,  flag draped coffin,  police surveillance,  undercover cop,  parallel montage,  fbi agent,  irish mafia,  chinese mafia,  watching an opera,  cop killer,  opera house,  surveillance camera,  criminal syndicate,  criminal gang,  woman wearing mismatched lingerie,  killed in an elevator,  apartment building,  police corruption,  self deception,  remake of chinese film,  remake of asian film,  asian gangster,  irish gangster,  policeman uniform,  pump action shotgun,  police funeral,  walking in the rain,  criminal,  insurance money,  exploding car,  police shootout,  male in a shower,  street shootout,  police car,  dead woman on a beach,  knife in the chest,  car crash,  black panties,  car accident,  police internal affairs,  police cadet,  police training,  gun dealer,  reference to nathaniel hawthorne,  john lennon quotation,  social security number,  blowing smoke rings,  pakistani american,  begging to be killed,  stabbed with an ice pick,  living with grandmother,  cranberry juice,  one million dollars,  fetal ultrasound,  shot on location,  polish slur,  thrown from a building,  reference to james joyce,  graduation ceremony,  playing bagpipes,  caller id,  baggage handler,  assault and battery,  rugby game,  flashback within a flashback,  driving range,  hit over the head with a bottle,  patriot act,  elite team,  tailing a suspect,  iris shot,  lost identity,  torn shirt,  kneed in the crotch,  oxycontin,  theatre box,  military secret,  tv monitor,  final exam,  puerto rican american,  irish accent,  porno theater,  ice cream parlor,  fall to death,  protection racket,  windchime,  fake penis,  romantic triangle,  irish mob,  garrotting,  police sergeant,  begins with narration,  voice recording,  crime epic,  reference to shakespeare's macbeth,  hand bandage,  reference to bruce lee,  homeland security,  bloodstain,  suicide thoughts,  ethnic hatred,  beeper,  hands tied behind back,  ice pick,  warrant,  angel costume,  sex joke,  harvard university,  sonogram,  stabbed in the belly,  valium,  ethnic conflict,  alleyway,  battering ram,  state trooper,  shot in the knee,  waterfront,  housing project,  prescription,  grave side ceremony,  breaking down a door,  mob violence,  penitentiary,  ira,  broken hand,  reference to john lennon,  bloody violence,  indian american,  bandaged hand,  snitch,  reference to sigmund freud,  multiple murder,  job promotion,  microchip,  drug trade,  garrote,  scottish accent,  bleeding to death,  slide show,  documentary footage,  flash camera,  mob hit,  budweiser,  main character shot,  reference to abraham lincoln,  chinese american,  text message,  wiretapping,  magnifying glass,  slap,  mole,  bag,  two way mirror,  realtor,  bouncer,  unsubtitled foreign language,  badge,  racial prejudice,  psychoanalysis,  head injury,  baseball cap,  taiwan,  cd,  whistling,  infertility,  mind game,  no title at beginning,  drug deal,  triad,  double life,  informant,  governor,  hideout,  standoff,  bitterness,  irish american,  doubt,  molotov cocktail,  street gang,  gloves,  narrated by character,  dock,  passionate kiss,  abandoned building,  menstruation,  police raid,  earphones,  leather jacket,  main character dies,  impotence,  translator,  mob boss,  blood on shirt,  nasa,  firefighter,  death of protagonist,  ethnic slur,  broken arm,  wedding ring,  dead man,  disfigurement,  cellphone,  archival footage,  cigarette lighter,  pride,  father figure,  ensemble cast,  convenience store,  swamp,  shot in the face,  mentor,  boston massachusetts,  broken glass,  dark humor,  pool table,  italian american,  school bus,  mercilessness,  mobile phone,  kicking,  target practice,  bloody nose,  pills,  crime scene,  switchblade,  rampage,  thug,  death of friend,  dead woman,  black humor,  burial,  home,  severed hand,  watching a movie,  mobster,  comic book,  rage,  head butt,  wound,  warehouse,  destruction,  captain,  golf,  uzi,  crime boss,  black american,  heart attack,  corrupt cop,  reference to william shakespeare,  kissing while having sex,  arson,  heroin,  killing,  obscene finger gesture,  graffiti,  espionage,  silencer,  domestic violence,  uncle nephew relationship,  witness,  date,  pursuit,  long take,  flowers,  scream,  product placement,  beaten to death,  liar,  fbi,  screaming,  prologue,  organized crime,  danger,  microphone,  drug addict,  limousine,  police officer killed,  gas station,  confession,  shot in the forehead,  racial slur,  pain,  shot in the leg,  news report,  graveyard,  spanking,  van,  photography,  execution,  double cross,  drawing,  scantily clad female,  coffin,  no opening credits,  man with glasses,  nun,  brunette,  subway,  stabbed in the chest,  diner,  cocaine,  drug dealer,  eating,  bridge,  montage,  stabbing,  ambulance,  strangulation,  old man,  ambush,  bound and gagged,  bra,  police station,  opera,  bedroom,  orphan,  gay slur,  spy,  cleavage,  death of mother,  river,  revolver,  reference to jesus christ,  handcuffs,  jail,  cafe,  interrogation,  lingerie,  running,  held at gunpoint,  lie,  water,  extramarital affair,  shooting,  falling from height,  thong,  brawl,  gunfight,  arrest,  tough guy,  watching tv,  computer,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  remake,  blonde,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  police officer,  food,  blood splatter,  car,  fistfight,  shot to death,  underwear,  neo noir,  rain,  swimming pool,  beating,  high heels,  pregnancy,  shootout,  prison,  cell phone,  crying,  fondling,  train,  fire,  telephone call,  shower,  pistol,  panties,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  lesbian kiss,  knife,  tattoo,  singing,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  african american,  police,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  two word title,  gun,  interview,  flashback,  kiss,  fight,  blood,  murder,  violence,  death

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

New Jack City (1991)

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

Themes:surveillance,  mafia,  brutality,  corruption,  anger,  deception,  funeral,  torture,  betrayal,  money,  drugs,  infidelity,  friendship
Mood:gore
Locations:city,  apartment,  cemetery,  restaurant,  beach,  bar
Characters:hitman,  lawyer,  policeman,  detective,  prostitute,  singer,  friend
Story:bag of money,  undercover cop,  cocaine,  police funeral,  police shootout,  crime epic,  mob violence,  mob hit,  main character shot,  informant,  police raid,  main character dies,  mob boss,  ethnic slur,  cigarette lighter,  italian american,  switchblade,  thug,  death of friend,  mobster,  uzi,  crime boss,  arson,  heroin,  killing,  undercover,  beaten to death,  organized crime,  danger,  drug addict,  limousine,  police officer killed,  racial slur,  double cross,  drawing,  stabbed in the chest,  drug dealer,  montage,  strangulation,  old man,  ambush,  bra,  police station,  gay slur,  criminal,  revolver,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  lingerie,  held at gunpoint,  shooting,  falling from height,  thong,  brawl,  gunfight,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  police officer,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  underwear,  neo noir,  swimming pool,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  fire,  telephone call,  pistol,  panties,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  african american,  bare chested male,  gun,  police,  blood,  flashback,  violence,  death,  murder,  fight

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Patriots Day (2016)
Crime, Drama, History, Thriller

Patriots Day (2016)

On April 15, 2013 Boston, Massachusetts, Police Sgt, Tommy Saunders is pulling security duty on the annual Boston Marathon when the Tsarnaev brothers strike with their homemade bombs in an act of terrorism. In the resulting chaos as the wounded are cared for, Saunders and his comrades join forces with the FBI to get to the bottom of this attack. As the investigation continues, the Tsarnaev brothers realize that the authorities are close to identifying them and attempt to flee the city to continue their fanatical mayhem. To stop them, a police manhunt is performed that would have bloody confrontations and a massive dragnet shutting down the City of Boston to make sure there is no escape from the law. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  brutality,  anger,  deception,  funeral
Locations:rooftop,  city,  apartment,  boat,  church,  restaurant,  bar,  hospital
Characters:policeman,  detective
Story:car set on fire,  fbi agent,  cop killer,  police funeral,  exploding car,  police shootout,  street shootout,  police car,  car crash,  car accident,  police sergeant,  two way mirror,  baseball cap,  no title at beginning,  governor,  standoff,  police raid,  firefighter,  archival footage,  convenience store,  boston massachusetts,  shot in the face,  crime scene,  warehouse,  long take,  product placement,  fbi,  danger,  police officer killed,  gas station,  news report,  van,  double cross,  no opening credits,  man with glasses,  diner,  drug dealer,  montage,  ambulance,  police station,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  gunfight,  arrest,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  two word title,  murder,  police,  blood,  death,  fight,  violence,  gun

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:brutality,  deception,  funeral,  drunkenness,  torture,  betrayal,  drugs,  friendship
Mood:gore
Locations:tunnel,  apartment,  elevator,  cemetery,  hospital
Characters:lawyer,  detective,  prostitute,  friend
Story:bag of money,  mexican standoff,  car set on fire,  walking in the rain,  exploding car,  male in a shower,  street shootout,  car crash,  car accident,  police sergeant,  grave side ceremony,  scottish accent,  standoff,  molotov cocktail,  police raid,  blood on shirt,  cigarette lighter,  shot in the face,  mercilessness,  mobile phone,  crime scene,  rampage,  thug,  death of friend,  heart attack,  arson,  heroin,  graffiti,  uncle nephew relationship,  beaten to death,  danger,  drug addict,  police officer killed,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  double cross,  no opening credits,  stabbed in the chest,  drug dealer,  ambulance,  strangulation,  old man,  ambush,  police station,  gay slur,  death of mother,  criminal,  revolver,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  shooting,  gunfight,  arrest,  tough guy,  investigation,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  police officer,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  fire,  shower,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  two word title,  blood,  death,  police,  murder,  interview,  gun,  flashback,  violence

Brick Mansions (2014) is one of the best movies like The Departed (2006)
Action, Crime, Sci-fi, Thriller

Brick Mansions (2014)

Themes:surveillance,  corruption,  deception,  torture,  betrayal,  drugs
Locations:rooftop,  apartment,  elevator,  restaurant
Characters:detective
Story:mexican standoff,  abandoned warehouse,  undercover cop,  police shootout,  street shootout,  car crash,  car accident,  battering ram,  ethnic slur,  school bus,  head butt,  uzi,  crime boss,  silencer,  undercover,  beaten to death,  organized crime,  racial slur,  news report,  no opening credits,  diner,  drug dealer,  ambulance,  ambush,  police station,  revolver,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  remake,  gangster,  machine gun,  fistfight,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  prison,  cell phone,  shower,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  two word title,  police,  death,  violence,  fight,  murder,  flashback

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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. This is why Assault On Precinct 13 (2005) is one of the best movies like The Departed (2006). (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  deception
Locations:church
Characters:psychiatrist,  detective
Story:mexican standoff,  undercover cop,  police corruption,  police shootout,  car accident,  shot in the knee,  main character shot,  standoff,  molotov cocktail,  ethnic slur,  cigarette lighter,  shot in the face,  italian american,  mobster,  crime boss,  corrupt cop,  arson,  silencer,  undercover,  prologue,  drug addict,  police officer killed,  shot in the forehead,  racial slur,  shot in the leg,  execution,  no opening credits,  stabbed in the chest,  cocaine,  drug dealer,  police station,  criminal,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  remake,  blonde,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  police officer,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  prison,  cell phone,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  cigarette smoking,  murder,  death,  police,  kiss,  violence,  blood,  fight

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:surveillance,  brutality,  corruption,  anger,  robbery,  deception,  drunkenness,  torture,  betrayal,  money,  drugs,  friendship
Locations:apartment,  elevator,  restaurant,  bar,  hospital
Characters:hitman,  detective,  prostitute
Story:bag of money,  car set on fire,  accidental killing,  police corruption,  exploding car,  police shootout,  street shootout,  police car,  car crash,  car accident,  police sergeant,  housing project,  badge,  informant,  police raid,  mob boss,  blood on shirt,  firefighter,  ethnic slur,  cigarette lighter,  convenience store,  shot in the face,  crime scene,  thug,  death of friend,  mobster,  uzi,  crime boss,  corrupt cop,  uncle nephew relationship,  fbi,  organized crime,  danger,  drug addict,  limousine,  police officer killed,  shot in the forehead,  racial slur,  news report,  van,  double cross,  cocaine,  drug dealer,  montage,  ambulance,  ambush,  bound and gagged,  police station,  criminal,  revolver,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  gunfight,  arrest,  computer,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  police officer,  blood splatter,  car,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  prison,  cell phone,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  police,  bare chested male,  two word title,  death,  violence,  blood,  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:anger,  deception,  torture,  betrayal,  money,  infidelity,  friendship
Mood:gore
Locations:apartment,  elevator,  bar
Characters:prostitute
Story:bag of money,  mexican standoff,  gunshot wound,  pump action shotgun,  police shootout,  police car,  car crash,  sonogram,  bleeding to death,  unsubtitled foreign language,  blood on shirt,  convenience store,  head butt,  pursuit,  product placement,  screaming,  organized crime,  danger,  police officer killed,  gas station,  shot in the leg,  double cross,  diner,  ambulance,  old man,  ambush,  police station,  gay slur,  criminal,  revolver,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  extramarital affair,  brawl,  gunfight,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  police officer,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  pregnancy,  shootout,  cell phone,  crying,  telephone call,  shower,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  tattoo,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  death,  murder,  interview,  gun,  blood,  fight,  violence

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Menace II Society (1993) is one of the best movies like The Departed (2006)
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:dying,  humiliation,  brutality,  anger,  robbery,  drunkenness,  betrayal,  money,  drugs,  friendship,  love
Mood:gore
Locations:hospital
Characters:detective,  friend
Story:street shootout,  blood on shirt,  ethnic slur,  convenience store,  switchblade,  thug,  death of friend,  uzi,  crime boss,  heroin,  long take,  product placement,  beaten to death,  organized crime,  drug addict,  gas station,  racial slur,  execution,  no opening credits,  cocaine,  drug dealer,  police station,  orphan,  gay slur,  death of mother,  criminal,  revolver,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  shooting,  brawl,  gunfight,  arrest,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  police officer,  blood splatter,  car,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  pregnancy,  shootout,  prison,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  knife,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  flashback,  fight,  blood,  murder,  gun,  police,  violence,  death

Atomic Blonde (2017)
Action, Mystery, Thriller

Atomic Blonde (2017)

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

Themes:brutality,  deception,  drunkenness,  torture,  betrayal
Mood:gore
Locations:tunnel,  rooftop,  city,  apartment,  elevator,  airport,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:hitman
Story:counter espionage,  abandoned warehouse,  car set on fire,  exploding car,  police shootout,  police car,  car crash,  car accident,  bloody violence,  garrote,  wiretapping,  magnifying glass,  two way mirror,  police raid,  blood on shirt,  cigarette lighter,  shot in the face,  mercilessness,  thug,  head butt,  wound,  arson,  killing,  espionage,  silencer,  long take,  product placement,  undercover,  beaten to death,  prologue,  danger,  police officer killed,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  news report,  van,  double cross,  man with glasses,  stabbed in the chest,  bridge,  montage,  strangulation,  ambush,  bra,  spy,  revolver,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  water,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shot in the head,  blonde,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  high heels,  shootout,  train,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  lesbian kiss,  knife,  tattoo,  explosion,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  two word title,  death,  police,  gun,  flashback,  fight,  blood,  violence,  murder

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. This is why Black Mass (2015) is one of the best movies like The Departed (2006). (Read More)

Themes:mafia,  brutality,  corruption,  deception,  funeral,  drunkenness,  torture,  betrayal,  friendship
Locations:city,  cemetery,  church,  restaurant,  beach,  bar,  hospital
Characters:hitman,  lawyer,  prostitute,  friend
Story:fbi agent,  informant,  fbi,  bag of money,  mob execution,  irish mafia,  car crash,  playing bagpipes,  irish mob,  voice recording,  mob hit,  budweiser,  wiretapping,  bouncer,  irish american,  mob boss,  ethnic slur,  ensemble cast,  boston massachusetts,  shot in the face,  italian american,  pool table,  mercilessness,  bloody nose,  thug,  burial,  mobster,  head butt,  crime boss,  corrupt cop,  heroin,  witness,  beaten to death,  organized crime,  drug addict,  shot in the forehead,  racial slur,  shot in the leg,  news report,  double cross,  no opening credits,  cocaine,  drug dealer,  bridge,  strangulation,  ambush,  police station,  gay slur,  death of mother,  criminal,  revolver,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  police officer,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  pistol,  knife,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  two word title,  death,  murder,  flashback,  violence,  blood

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

Ride Along (2014)

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

Themes:deception,  torture,  betrayal
Locations:hospital
Characters:detective
Story:bag of money,  mexican standoff,  abandoned warehouse,  gunshot wound,  undercover cop,  exploding car,  police shootout,  street shootout,  police car,  car crash,  car accident,  police academy,  badge,  informant,  ethnic slur,  target practice,  thug,  head butt,  warehouse,  crime boss,  corrupt cop,  date,  product placement,  undercover,  racial slur,  shot in the leg,  news report,  double cross,  ambulance,  ambush,  police station,  revolver,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  gunfight,  arrest,  tough guy,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  african american,  bare chested male,  two word title,  police,  death,  murder,  violence,  fight,  blood

Batman: The Killing Joke (2016) is one of the best movies like The Departed (2006)
Action, Animation, Crime, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)

Themes:surveillance,  humiliation,  mafia,  brutality,  robbery,  deception,  torture,  betrayal,  friendship
Locations:rooftop,  apartment,  elevator,  boat,  bar,  hospital
Characters:hitman,  policeman,  detective,  prostitute
Story:abandoned warehouse,  pump action shotgun,  exploding car,  police shootout,  police car,  car crash,  car accident,  no title at beginning,  narrated by character,  mob boss,  disfigurement,  mentor,  mercilessness,  bloody nose,  crime scene,  thug,  mobster,  crime boss,  killing,  uncle nephew relationship,  beaten to death,  screaming,  prologue,  organized crime,  danger,  police officer killed,  shot in the forehead,  news report,  double cross,  no opening credits,  ambulance,  ambush,  bra,  gay slur,  criminal,  revolver,  cafe,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  police officer,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  neo noir,  beating,  pregnancy,  shootout,  cell phone,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  fight,  police,  death,  gun,  flashback,  violence,  murder,  kiss,  blood

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:mafia,  money,  brutality,  corruption,  racism,  anger,  robbery,  deception,  funeral,  torture,  betrayal,  drugs,  love,  friendship
Locations:tunnel,  elevator,  boat,  cemetery,  church,  restaurant,  beach,  bar,  hospital
Characters:hitman,  christian,  policeman,  prostitute,  friend
Story:bag of money,  car set on fire,  police corruption,  exploding car,  police shootout,  street shootout,  police car,  car crash,  car accident,  irish accent,  irish mob,  mob violence,  mob hit,  irish american,  molotov cocktail,  mob boss,  ethnic slur,  swamp,  shot in the face,  boston massachusetts,  italian american,  mercilessness,  thug,  mobster,  warehouse,  destruction,  captain,  crime boss,  heart attack,  corrupt cop,  arson,  silencer,  beaten to death,  organized crime,  danger,  drug addict,  police officer killed,  shot in the forehead,  racial slur,  shot in the leg,  double cross,  no opening credits,  diner,  bridge,  montage,  ambush,  bound and gagged,  police station,  death of mother,  criminal,  revolver,  handcuffs,  cafe,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  extramarital affair,  gunfight,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  police officer,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  prison,  train,  fire,  telephone call,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  blood,  police,  death,  violence,  murder

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

Blood Father (2016)

Themes:surveillance,  brutality,  racism,  anger,  deception,  betrayal,  money,  drugs,  friendship
Locations:bar
Characters:killer,  hitman
Story:police car,  car accident,  suicide thoughts,  ethnic slur,  mercilessness,  thug,  death of friend,  head butt,  crime boss,  heroin,  product placement,  beaten to death,  organized crime,  danger,  drug addict,  police officer killed,  shot in the forehead,  racial slur,  shot in the leg,  news report,  double cross,  drawing,  no opening credits,  man with glasses,  diner,  cocaine,  drug dealer,  montage,  ambush,  criminal,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  gunfight,  arrest,  tough guy,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  prison,  cell phone,  telephone call,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  explosion,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  bare chested male,  two word title,  gun,  death,  violence,  blood,  police,  fight,  murder

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

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

Themes:mafia,  brutality,  deception,  jealousy,  betrayal
Mood:gore
Locations:tunnel,  rooftop,  elevator,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:hitman,  policeman
Story:car crash,  car accident,  shot in the knee,  mob boss,  blood on shirt,  shot in the face,  mercilessness,  target practice,  thug,  mobster,  warehouse,  crime boss,  arson,  obscene finger gesture,  silencer,  long take,  product placement,  prologue,  organized crime,  danger,  limousine,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  double cross,  no opening credits,  subway,  stabbed in the chest,  montage,  strangulation,  ambush,  held at gunpoint,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  police officer,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  cell phone,  train,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  murder,  blood,  death,  fight,  flashback,  violence,  gun

We Own The Night (2007) is one of the best movies like The Departed (2006)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

We Own The Night (2007)

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

Themes:dying,  funeral,  drinking,  betrayal,  money,  drugs
Mood:gore
Locations:cemetery,  church,  restaurant,  beach,  hospital
Characters:policeman,  singer
Story:undercover cop,  police shootout,  police car,  car crash,  black panties,  police training,  grave side ceremony,  informer,  informant,  molotov cocktail,  abandoned building,  police raid,  cigarette lighter,  shot in the face,  italian american,  thug,  heroin,  obscene finger gesture,  uncle nephew relationship,  pursuit,  prologue,  organized crime,  limousine,  graveyard,  van,  coffin,  no opening credits,  cocaine,  drug dealer,  eating,  ambulance,  ambush,  police station,  death of mother,  jail,  cafe,  shooting,  falling from height,  arrest,  investigation,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  police officer,  food,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  prison,  crying,  fire,  telephone call,  pistol,  chase,  singing,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  violence,  police,  gun,  death,  murder,  flashback,  blood

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American Assassin (2017)
Action, Thriller

American Assassin (2017)

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

Themes:surveillance,  mafia,  brutality,  anger,  deception,  torture,  betrayal,  money
Mood:gore
Locations:tunnel,  rooftop,  apartment,  elevator,  airport,  boat,  restaurant,  beach,  bar,  hospital
Story:self inflicted gunshot wound,  exploding car,  street shootout,  car crash,  car accident,  housing project,  bloody violence,  wiretapping,  mole,  no title at beginning,  ethnic slur,  shot in the face,  mentor,  mercilessness,  target practice,  thug,  mobster,  uzi,  espionage,  silencer,  long take,  undercover,  beaten to death,  organized crime,  danger,  limousine,  police officer killed,  shot in the forehead,  racial slur,  shot in the leg,  news report,  van,  double cross,  no opening credits,  man with glasses,  stabbed in the chest,  montage,  strangulation,  ambush,  orphan,  spy,  handcuffs,  cafe,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  water,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  police officer,  car,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  swimming pool,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  train,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  two word title,  blood,  death,  violence,  interview,  flashback,  fight,  murder

Don't Say A Word (2001)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Don't Say A Word (2001)

A group of thieves steal a rare gem, but in the process, two of the men double cross the leader of the thieving group, Patrick, and take off with the precious stone. Ten years later, prominent psychiatrist Nathan Conrad is invited to examine a disturbed young woman named Elisabeth. Patrick immediately kidnaps Nathan's daughter, forcing Nathan to attempt to get Elisabeth to reveal a secret number which will ultimately lead Patrick to the whereabouts of the precious gem that has eluded him. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  anger,  robbery,  deception,  torture,  betrayal,  money,  friendship
Locations:apartment,  elevator,  cemetery
Characters:psychiatrist,  detective
Story:surveillance camera,  exploding car,  police shootout,  police car,  reference to sigmund freud,  wiretapping,  two way mirror,  ethnic slur,  italian american,  crime scene,  thug,  death of friend,  burial,  head butt,  scream,  prologue,  danger,  police officer killed,  racial slur,  graveyard,  van,  double cross,  drawing,  coffin,  subway,  stabbed in the chest,  bridge,  ambulance,  ambush,  police station,  orphan,  criminal,  river,  revolver,  handcuffs,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  gunfight,  arrest,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  police officer,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  train,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  singing,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  police,  flashback,  fight,  death,  violence,  murder,  blood

Criminal (2016)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Criminal (2016)

Bill Pope (Ryan Reynolds) is a CIA agent on a mission in London tracking down a shadowy hacker nicknamed "The Dutchman." When he gets mysteriously ambushed and killed, an experimental procedure is used to transfer his memories into dangerous convict Jericho Stewart (Kevin Costner). When he wakes up with the CIA agent's memories, his mission is to find The Dutchman and make the deal with him before the hacker launches ICBM's and starts World War III. But complications soon arise and the mission turns personal. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  brutality,  robbery,  deception,  torture,  betrayal,  money
Locations:airport,  church,  restaurant,  beach
Story:bag of money,  abandoned warehouse,  car set on fire,  exploding car,  street shootout,  police car,  car crash,  car accident,  bleeding to death,  two way mirror,  head injury,  mercilessness,  thug,  arson,  obscene finger gesture,  espionage,  product placement,  undercover,  beaten to death,  danger,  police officer killed,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  news report,  van,  double cross,  no opening credits,  subway,  stabbed in the chest,  bridge,  ambulance,  strangulation,  bound and gagged,  spy,  criminal,  handcuffs,  cafe,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  gunfight,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  rain,  beating,  shootout,  prison,  cell phone,  fire,  shower,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  flashback,  police,  violence,  blood,  death,  murder,  fight

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Cop Out (2010) is one of the best movies like The Departed (2006)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Cop Out (2010)

After a clumsy operation trying to capture a drug dealer, the N.Y.P.D Detectives Jimmy Monroe and Paul Hodges are suspended for one month by their Captain Romans. Jimmy decides to sell his rare baseball card to pay for his daughter's expensive wedding while his jealous partner believes that his wife is cheating on him with their next-door neighbor. When Jimmy sells his card to a memorabilia store, the place is burgled by two small-time thieves and the detective loses his card. They track down the thieves. This is why Cop Out (2010) is one of the best movies like The Departed (2006). (Read More)

Themes:humiliation,  robbery,  deception,  torture,  money,  drugs
Locations:apartment,  cemetery,  church,  restaurant,  beach,  bar
Characters:lawyer,  policeman,  detective
Story:police badge,  mexican standoff,  mob execution,  undercover cop,  police shootout,  car crash,  car accident,  snitch,  two way mirror,  unsubtitled foreign language,  informant,  translator,  blood on shirt,  italian american,  captain,  uzi,  obscene finger gesture,  undercover,  gas station,  shot in the forehead,  racial slur,  execution,  no opening credits,  diner,  drug dealer,  montage,  ambulance,  strangulation,  bound and gagged,  police station,  bedroom,  gay slur,  revolver,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  running,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  swimming pool,  shootout,  cell phone,  train,  shower,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  tattoo,  interview,  blood,  police,  murder,  flashback,  kiss,  violence

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

Baby Driver (2017)

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

Themes:surveillance,  brutality,  anger,  robbery,  deception,  betrayal,  money,  love
Locations:tunnel,  apartment,  elevator,  restaurant
Characters:singer
Story:bag of money,  abandoned warehouse,  undercover cop,  exploding car,  police shootout,  street shootout,  police car,  car crash,  car accident,  fall to death,  state trooper,  bloody violence,  gloves,  blood on shirt,  ethnic slur,  cellphone,  thug,  uzi,  crime boss,  corrupt cop,  long take,  product placement,  undercover,  beaten to death,  organized crime,  danger,  police officer killed,  gas station,  shot in the forehead,  racial slur,  shot in the leg,  news report,  van,  man with glasses,  diner,  bridge,  montage,  ambush,  orphan,  gay slur,  death of mother,  criminal,  revolver,  handcuffs,  jail,  cafe,  held at gunpoint,  falling from height,  gunfight,  arrest,  tough guy,  watching tv,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  police officer,  car,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  prison,  cell phone,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  tattoo,  singing,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  two word title,  murder,  police,  death,  gun,  kiss,  violence,  flashback,  blood

The Equalizer (2014)
Action, Crime, Thriller

The Equalizer (2014)

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

Themes:surveillance,  brutality,  corruption,  robbery,  deception,  torture,  money
Mood:gore
Locations:restaurant,  bar,  hospital
Characters:hitman,  detective,  prostitute
Story:fbi agent,  police corruption,  no title at beginning,  irish american,  wedding ring,  boston massachusetts,  crime scene,  warehouse,  uzi,  corrupt cop,  arson,  silencer,  long take,  product placement,  beaten to death,  fbi,  organized crime,  limousine,  gas station,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  no opening credits,  stabbed in the chest,  diner,  bridge,  strangulation,  criminal,  revolver,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  gunfight,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shot in the head,  remake,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  police officer,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  shower,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  explosion,  photograph,  african american,  bare chested male,  two word title,  death,  blood,  flashback,  fight,  violence,  murder

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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:brutality,  anger,  deception,  drunkenness,  torture,  drinking,  jealousy,  money,  drugs,  infidelity,  friendship
Mood:gore
Locations:apartment,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:killer,  lawyer,  policeman,  detective,  prostitute
Story:exploding car,  police shootout,  police car,  car crash,  black panties,  car accident,  cranberry juice,  harvard university,  bloody violence,  realtor,  cd,  ethnic slur,  dark humor,  rampage,  black humor,  watching a movie,  rage,  killing,  date,  scream,  screaming,  limousine,  police officer killed,  confession,  shot in the forehead,  racial slur,  execution,  double cross,  drawing,  scantily clad female,  stabbed in the chest,  cocaine,  montage,  stabbing,  ambulance,  strangulation,  bra,  gay slur,  cleavage,  revolver,  interrogation,  lingerie,  running,  held at gunpoint,  thong,  gunfight,  watching tv,  investigation,  shot in the head,  blonde,  shot in the chest,  police officer,  food,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  underwear,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  crying,  fondling,  fire,  shower,  pistol,  panties,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  two word title,  police,  violence,  kiss,  blood,  gun,  murder,  death

15 Minutes (2001) is one of the best movies like The Departed (2006)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

15 Minutes (2001)

When Eastern European criminals Oleg and Emil come to New York City to pick up their share of a heist score, Oleg steals a video camera and starts filming their activities, both legal and illegal. When they learn how the American media circus can make a remorseless killer look like the victim and make them rich, they target media-savvy NYPD Homicide Detective Eddie Flemming and media-naive FDNY Fire Marshal Jordy Warsaw, the cops investigating their murder and torching of their former criminal partner, filming everything to sell to the local tabloid TV show "Top Story." (Read More)

Themes:robbery,  funeral,  drunkenness,  torture,  drinking,  jealousy,  betrayal,  money,  friendship,  love
Locations:rooftop,  city,  apartment,  airport,  cemetery,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:psychiatrist,  killer,  lawyer,  policeman,  detective,  prostitute
Story:murder witness,  police funeral,  one million dollars,  badge,  firefighter,  switchblade,  death of friend,  arson,  witness,  flowers,  product placement,  shot in the leg,  news report,  graveyard,  drawing,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbing,  ambulance,  police station,  criminal,  handcuffs,  cafe,  held at gunpoint,  falling from height,  thong,  brawl,  arrest,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  underwear,  prison,  cell phone,  fire,  telephone call,  pistol,  panties,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  death,  interview,  murder,  police,  violence,  fight,  blood

Takers (2010)
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. This is why Takers (2010) is one of the best movies like The Departed (2006). (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  robbery,  deception,  torture,  betrayal
Locations:tunnel,  apartment,  airport,  bar,  hospital
Story:bag of money,  mexican standoff,  criminal gang,  pump action shotgun,  police shootout,  street shootout,  car crash,  main character shot,  no title at beginning,  police raid,  ensemble cast,  death of friend,  corrupt cop,  product placement,  organized crime,  drug addict,  gas station,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  double cross,  no opening credits,  subway,  drug dealer,  ambush,  police station,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  police officer,  car,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  swimming pool,  beating,  shootout,  prison,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  tattoo,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  police,  violence,  death,  murder,  interview,  blood

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Out Of The Furnace (2013)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Out Of The Furnace (2013)

Russell and his younger brother Rodney live in the economically-depressed Rust Belt, and have always dreamed of escaping and finding better lives. But when a cruel twist of fate lands Russell in prison, his brother becomes involved with one of the most violent and ruthless crime rings in the Northeast - a mistake that will cost him everything. Once released, Russell must choose between his own freedom, or risk it all to seek justice for his brother. (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  anger,  deception,  drinking,  betrayal,  money,  drugs
Locations:cemetery,  bar
Characters:policeman
Story:police car,  car crash,  car accident,  police raid,  pool table,  kicking,  bloody nose,  watching a movie,  head butt,  black american,  kissing while having sex,  heroin,  obscene finger gesture,  uncle nephew relationship,  pursuit,  beaten to death,  prologue,  drug addict,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  double cross,  no opening credits,  drug dealer,  eating,  bridge,  ambush,  police station,  gay slur,  revolver,  running,  held at gunpoint,  lie,  shooting,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  food,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  underwear,  neo noir,  beating,  pregnancy,  shootout,  prison,  cell phone,  crying,  train,  telephone call,  pistol,  chase,  tattoo,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  gun,  death,  murder,  police,  flashback,  fight,  violence,  blood

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

Public Enemies (2009)

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

Themes:dying,  surveillance,  deception,  drunkenness,  torture,  drinking,  betrayal,  money,  love,  friendship
Locations:city,  apartment,  kitchen,  elevator,  restaurant,  bar,  hospital
Characters:lawyer,  policeman,  singer,  friend
Story:bag of money,  fbi agent,  fbi,  police shootout,  street shootout,  police car,  car accident,  police training,  crime epic,  alleyway,  job promotion,  main character shot,  no title at beginning,  informant,  hideout,  main character dies,  blood on shirt,  shot in the face,  italian american,  death of friend,  watching a movie,  wound,  black american,  kissing while having sex,  pursuit,  beaten to death,  organized crime,  shot in the leg,  no opening credits,  eating,  ambush,  police station,  criminal,  handcuffs,  jail,  cafe,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  shooting,  gunfight,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  police officer,  food,  blood splatter,  car,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  prison,  crying,  train,  telephone call,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  singing,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  two word title,  blood,  police,  death,  gun,  kiss,  violence,  murder

The Boondock Saints (1999) is one of the best movies like The Departed (2006)
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,  drunkenness,  drinking,  betrayal,  money,  friendship
Mood:gore
Locations:rooftop,  elevator,  church,  restaurant,  bar,  hospital
Characters:hitman,  christian,  policeman,  detective,  friend
Story:fbi agent,  irish mafia,  fbi,  irish gangster,  beeper,  irish american,  earphones,  ethnic slur,  boston massachusetts,  broken glass,  italian american,  pool table,  crime scene,  destruction,  crime boss,  black american,  silencer,  product placement,  beaten to death,  prologue,  organized crime,  confession,  racial slur,  shot in the leg,  execution,  nun,  eating,  bridge,  ambush,  police station,  gay slur,  handcuffs,  jail,  cafe,  held at gunpoint,  shooting,  falling from height,  gunfight,  arrest,  watching tv,  computer,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  food,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  underwear,  neo noir,  rain,  shootout,  prison,  fire,  telephone call,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  knife,  tattoo,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  flashback,  death,  police,  murder,  blood,  fight,  interview,  gun,  kiss,  violence

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The Last Boy Scout (1991)
Action, Thriller

The Last Boy Scout (1991)

A down and out cynical detective teams up with a down and out ex-quarterback to try and solve a murder case involving a pro football team and a politician.

Themes:brutality,  corruption,  deception,  torture,  betrayal,  money,  friendship
Mood:gore
Locations:apartment,  bar
Characters:detective,  hitman
Story:golf club,  pump action shotgun,  exploding car,  police shootout,  street shootout,  car crash,  car accident,  broken hand,  mob hit,  firefighter,  shot in the face,  bloody nose,  crime scene,  switchblade,  thug,  death of friend,  product placement,  organized crime,  drug addict,  limousine,  police officer killed,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  double cross,  cocaine,  ambush,  police station,  gay slur,  revolver,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  extramarital affair,  shooting,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  police officer,  car,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  swimming pool,  beating,  shootout,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  explosion,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  death,  murder,  blood,  fight,  violence,  police,  flashback,  gun,  interview

The Dark Knight (2008)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Dark Knight (2008)

Set within a year after the events of Batman Begins, Batman, Lieutenant James Gordon, and new district attorney Harvey Dent successfully begin to round up the criminals that plague Gotham City until a mysterious and sadistic criminal mastermind known only as the Joker appears in Gotham, creating a new wave of chaos. Batman's struggle against the Joker becomes deeply personal, forcing him to "confront everything he believes" and improve his technology to stop him. A love triangle develops between Bruce Wayne, Dent and Rachel Dawes. This is why The Dark Knight (2008) is one of the best movies like The Departed (2006). (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  mafia,  brutality,  corruption,  anger,  robbery,  deception,  funeral,  torture,  betrayal,  money,  love,  friendship
Locations:city,  rooftop,  apartment,  kitchen,  elevator,  boat,  restaurant,  bar,  hospital
Characters:christian,  lawyer,  detective
Story:criminal,  bag of money,  abandoned warehouse,  car set on fire,  parallel montage,  organized crime,  police corruption,  police funeral,  exploding car,  police shootout,  street shootout,  car crash,  car accident,  thrown from a building,  fall to death,  crime epic,  job promotion,  reference to abraham lincoln,  text message,  two way mirror,  mind game,  no title at beginning,  double life,  police raid,  mob boss,  father figure,  pool table,  school bus,  mercilessness,  crime scene,  thug,  death of friend,  mobster,  warehouse,  destruction,  captain,  uzi,  crime boss,  corrupt cop,  silencer,  beaten to death,  danger,  limousine,  police officer killed,  news report,  van,  double cross,  no opening credits,  man with glasses,  drug dealer,  bridge,  montage,  ambulance,  ambush,  bound and gagged,  police station,  revolver,  handcuffs,  jail,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  police officer,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  prison,  cell phone,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  african american,  police,  bare chested male,  interview,  murder,  death,  violence,  kiss,  fight,  blood

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)
Action, Adventure, Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)

After accomplishing the assignment of dismantling a human trafficking organization, the former military and drifter Jack Reacher goes to Washington to invite his liaison, Major Susan Turner, to have dinner with him. However, he meets her substitute, Colonel Sam Morgan, who explains that Major Turner has been arrested and accused of espionage. Jack seeks out her veteran lawyer, Colonel Bob Moorcroft, who explains that Major Turner has also been accused of the murders of two soldiers in Afghanistan. Further, he also tells Jack he is being sued, accused by a woman of being the father of her fifteen year-old daughter, Samantha. When Moorcroft is murdered, Jack is accused of being the killer and sent to a prison. He sees that Turner and he have been framed and also that Turner will be killed by two assassins. However, he rescues her and they flee. Soon, they realize that there is a conspiracy involving military people from the army and a government contractor that is a powerful arms dealer. Jack also learns that Samantha is in danger and Turner and he rescue her. They decide to protect her since a skilled assassin is hunting them down while they try to find the motive of the conspiracy. Who can be trusted? (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  brutality,  corruption,  deception,  torture,  betrayal,  drugs
Locations:rooftop,  apartment,  kitchen,  airport,  church,  restaurant
Characters:killer,  lawyer,  prostitute
Story:mexican standoff,  abandoned warehouse,  exploding car,  police car,  car crash,  car accident,  tailing a suspect,  wiretapping,  abandoned building,  broken arm,  convenience store,  mercilessness,  thug,  head butt,  captain,  corrupt cop,  obscene finger gesture,  espionage,  silencer,  product placement,  undercover,  beaten to death,  screaming,  danger,  drug addict,  police officer killed,  shot in the leg,  double cross,  diner,  montage,  strangulation,  ambush,  gay slur,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  running,  held at gunpoint,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  arrest,  tough guy,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  rain,  beating,  shootout,  prison,  cell phone,  fire,  telephone call,  shower,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  bare chested male,  flashback,  violence,  fight,  death,  police,  murder,  blood

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Harsh Times (2005) is one of the best movies like The Departed (2006)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Harsh Times (2005)

Jim Davis is an ex-Army Ranger who finds himself slipping back into his old life of petty crime after a job offer from the LAPD evaporates. His best friend is pressured by his girlfriend Sylvia to find a job, but Jim is more interested in hanging out and making cash from small heists, while trying to get a law enforcement job so he can marry his Mexican girlfriend. (Read More)

Themes:corruption,  anger,  robbery,  deception,  drunkenness,  drinking,  drugs,  friendship
Locations:bar
Characters:lawyer,  policeman,  prostitute,  friend
Story:police car,  homeland security,  drug deal,  street gang,  convenience store,  pool table,  mobile phone,  watching a movie,  black american,  corrupt cop,  liar,  fbi,  prologue,  drug dealer,  eating,  gay slur,  running,  held at gunpoint,  lie,  shooting,  watching tv,  computer,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  food,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  rain,  beating,  pregnancy,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  tattoo,  explosion,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  kiss,  gun,  murder,  blood,  police,  death,  violence,  fight

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

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

The Salton Sea (2002)

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

Themes:surveillance,  corruption,  robbery,  deception,  drunkenness,  torture,  friendship
Locations:cemetery,  church,  beach,  bar,  hospital
Story:bag of money,  self inflicted gunshot wound,  fbi agent,  car crash,  flashback within a flashback,  drug deal,  informant,  shot in the face,  corrupt cop,  reference to william shakespeare,  heroin,  silencer,  domestic violence,  undercover,  drug addict,  gas station,  shot in the leg,  double cross,  cocaine,  drug dealer,  montage,  gay slur,  reference to jesus christ,  held at gunpoint,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  rain,  beating,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  lesbian kiss,  knife,  tattoo,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  violence,  blood,  murder,  death,  flashback

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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. This is why Heist (2001) is one of the best movies like The Departed (2006). (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  mafia,  robbery,  deception,  betrayal,  money,  infidelity,  friendship
Locations:airport,  boat,  bar
Characters:policeman
Story:gunshot wound,  criminal gang,  car crash,  car accident,  state trooper,  mob boss,  boston massachusetts,  shot in the face,  italian american,  school bus,  crime boss,  uncle nephew relationship,  product placement,  fbi,  organized crime,  shot in the leg,  double cross,  no opening credits,  diner,  ambush,  criminal,  revolver,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  shooting,  brawl,  gunfight,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  tattoo,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  gun,  police,  violence,  blood,  fight,  death,  murder

Spartan (2004) is one of the best movies like The Departed (2006)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Spartan (2004)

In the US-government's special ops, Scott is a shooter, not a planner, doing the job without regard to quaint or obsolete convention. When a Harvard undergrad goes missing (the daughter of a US leader), it's Scott who applies the pressure, first to her boyfriend, then to a madam whose cathouse is the initial stop en route to a white slavery auction in Dubai. The abductors may not know the girl's identity, but once they figure it out, she's doomed. Deadly double crosses force Scott to become a planner. Through it all, earnest TV newscasters read the drivel they're handed. (Read More)

Themes:dying,  surveillance,  brutality,  corruption,  deception,  funeral,  torture,  betrayal,  drugs,  infidelity
Locations:airport,  boat,  restaurant,  beach,  bar
Characters:prostitute
Story:surveillance camera,  pump action shotgun,  car crash,  ethnic slur,  broken arm,  wedding ring,  convenience store,  boston massachusetts,  black american,  espionage,  pursuit,  product placement,  undercover,  fbi,  police officer killed,  gas station,  confession,  racial slur,  news report,  double cross,  no opening credits,  cocaine,  stabbing,  gay slur,  spy,  interrogation,  running,  extramarital affair,  shooting,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  blonde,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  rain,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  telephone call,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  death,  blood,  gun,  fight,  murder,  violence

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

The Raid 2: Berandal (2014)

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

Themes:brutality,  deception,  drunkenness,  betrayal,  money
Mood:gore
Locations:apartment,  kitchen,  restaurant
Characters:hitman,  detective,  prostitute
Story:abandoned warehouse,  undercover cop,  police corruption,  car crash,  car accident,  shot in the knee,  wiretapping,  two way mirror,  mob boss,  blood on shirt,  broken arm,  disfigurement,  shot in the face,  head butt,  warehouse,  uzi,  crime boss,  corrupt cop,  long take,  undercover,  beaten to death,  organized crime,  limousine,  police officer killed,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  no opening credits,  subway,  stabbed in the chest,  drug dealer,  strangulation,  police station,  criminal,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  food,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  prison,  cell phone,  shower,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  murder,  police,  violence,  blood,  death,  flashback,  fight

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

Gangster Squad (2013)

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

Themes:mafia,  brutality,  corruption,  deception,  torture
Mood:gore
Locations:city,  airport,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:pregnant,  hitman,  lawyer,  prostitute
Story:police badge,  accidental killing,  undercover cop,  killed in an elevator,  police corruption,  pump action shotgun,  exploding car,  police shootout,  street shootout,  knife in the chest,  car crash,  police sergeant,  garrote,  wiretapping,  informant,  police raid,  mob boss,  cigarette lighter,  target practice,  crime scene,  death of friend,  home,  mobster,  head butt,  crime boss,  corrupt cop,  heroin,  silencer,  witness,  undercover,  beaten to death,  organized crime,  danger,  police officer killed,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  news report,  no opening credits,  drug dealer,  strangulation,  ambush,  police station,  criminal,  revolver,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  brawl,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  police officer,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  swimming pool,  beating,  shootout,  prison,  fire,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  two word title,  murder,  death,  violence,  police,  kiss,  blood

War (2007)
Action, Crime, Thriller

War (2007)

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

Themes:guilt,  brutality,  deception,  betrayal
Mood:gore
Locations:restaurant
Characters:hitman,  prostitute
Story:mexican standoff,  fbi agent,  pump action shotgun,  police shootout,  black panties,  car accident,  mob violence,  mob hit,  main character shot,  triad,  main character dies,  death of protagonist,  shot in the face,  target practice,  warehouse,  product placement,  fbi,  organized crime,  shot in the forehead,  double cross,  stabbed in the chest,  falling from height,  thong,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  fire,  surprise ending,  lesbian kiss,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  death,  blood,  violence,  fight

Hell Or High Water (2016) is one of the best movies like The Departed (2006)
Crime, Drama, Thriller, Western

Hell Or High Water (2016)

In Texas, after the death of his mother, the unemployed oil and gas worker Toby Howard is losing his ranch to the Texas Midlands Bank. Toby is divorced from his wife who lives with their two sons. When his brother Tanner Howard is released from the prison, they team up to rob agencies of the Texas Midlands Bank to raise money to pay the loan so that Toby may leave the real estate to his sons. Meanwhile the Texas Ranger Marcus Hamilton who is near retirement and his Indian descendant partner Alberto Parker try to anticipate the next move of the thieves. This is why Hell Or High Water (2016) is one of the best movies like The Departed (2006). (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  brutality,  racism,  robbery,  deception,  drunkenness,  drinking,  betrayal,  money
Locations:restaurant,  bar
Characters:lawyer,  detective,  prostitute
Story:bag of money,  car set on fire,  gunshot wound,  exploding car,  police shootout,  street shootout,  police car,  car crash,  car accident,  warrant,  state trooper,  text message,  blood on shirt,  ethnic slur,  cigarette lighter,  crime scene,  rampage,  burial,  graffiti,  long take,  product placement,  danger,  police officer killed,  gas station,  shot in the forehead,  racial slur,  news report,  double cross,  diner,  ambush,  police station,  death of mother,  criminal,  revolver,  reference to jesus christ,  held at gunpoint,  water,  shooting,  gunfight,  tough guy,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  prison,  cell phone,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  tattoo,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  police,  violence,  blood,  murder,  death,  gun

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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,  corruption,  torture,  betrayal,  love
Mood:gore
Locations:city,  elevator,  hospital
Characters:killer,  hitman,  detective,  prostitute
Story:undercover cop,  cop killer,  police corruption,  car crash,  car accident,  irish accent,  informer,  informant,  molotov cocktail,  narrated by character,  passionate kiss,  broken arm,  dead man,  disfigurement,  ensemble cast,  dark humor,  mercilessness,  switchblade,  thug,  dead woman,  black humor,  severed hand,  mobster,  uzi,  corrupt cop,  killing,  silencer,  organized crime,  danger,  police officer killed,  confession,  shot in the forehead,  execution,  scantily clad female,  man with glasses,  strangulation,  gay slur,  cleavage,  revolver,  handcuffs,  running,  shooting,  falling from height,  thong,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  rain,  beating,  cell phone,  telephone call,  shower,  pistol,  panties,  surprise ending,  cult film,  knife,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  death,  two word title,  murder,  violence,  blood,  police

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,  drunkenness,  torture
Locations:rooftop,  apartment,  airport,  boat,  church,  restaurant,  beach,  bar
Characters:hitman
Story:criminal syndicate,  exploding car,  police car,  car crash,  car accident,  chinese american,  two way mirror,  street gang,  blood on shirt,  pool table,  school bus,  death of friend,  golf,  uzi,  crime boss,  silencer,  uncle nephew relationship,  product placement,  undercover,  beaten to death,  organized crime,  limousine,  news report,  ambush,  police station,  criminal,  revolver,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  police officer,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  rain,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  panties,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  bare chested male,  blood,  police,  interview,  murder,  violence,  death,  fight

The Heat (2013)
Action, Comedy, Crime

The Heat (2013)

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

Themes:surveillance,  brutality,  drunkenness,  torture,  drugs
Locations:apartment,  bar,  hospital
Characters:detective,  prostitute
Story:fbi agent,  mexican standoff,  abandoned warehouse,  undercover cop,  fbi,  apartment building,  exploding car,  police shootout,  police car,  car crash,  car accident,  hands tied behind back,  broken hand,  wiretapping,  broken arm,  boston massachusetts,  head butt,  crime boss,  undercover,  organized crime,  shot in the forehead,  racial slur,  van,  double cross,  diner,  cocaine,  drug dealer,  montage,  ambulance,  ambush,  police station,  cleavage,  criminal,  revolver,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  falling from height,  gunfight,  arrest,  watching tv,  investigation,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  police officer,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  prison,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  two word title,  police,  blood,  violence,  death,  murder

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King Of New York (1990) is one of the best movies like The Departed (2006)
Crime, Thriller

King Of New York (1990)

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

Themes:mafia,  money,  brutality,  robbery,  drugs,  deception,  funeral,  drunkenness
Locations:cemetery,  restaurant,  bar,  hospital
Characters:detective,  hitman,  prostitute,  singer
Story:undercover cop,  prison,  police shootout,  street shootout,  police car,  car accident,  crime epic,  ethnic hatred,  alleyway,  mob violence,  mob hit,  chinese american,  drug deal,  triad,  irish american,  police raid,  mob boss,  ethnic slur,  italian american,  dead woman,  watching a movie,  uzi,  crime boss,  undercover,  organized crime,  microphone,  limousine,  racial slur,  news report,  graveyard,  execution,  subway,  cocaine,  drug dealer,  bridge,  ambulance,  revolver,  handcuffs,  cafe,  lingerie,  gunfight,  arrest,  watching tv,  computer,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  gangster,  machine gun,  underwear,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  train,  telephone call,  shower,  panties,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  singing,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  death,  murder,  violence,  police

Southland Tales (2006)
Comedy, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Southland Tales (2006)

Southland Tales is an ensemble piece set in the futuristic landscape of Los Angeles on July 4, 2008, as it stands on the brink of social, economic and environmental disaster. Boxer Santaros is an action star who's stricken with amnesia. His life intertwines with Krysta Now, an adult film star developing her own reality television project, and Ronald Taverner, a Hermosa Beach police officer who holds the key to a vast conspiracy. This is why Southland Tales (2006) is one of the best movies like The Departed (2006). (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  brutality,  corruption,  deception,  drinking,  betrayal,  drugs,  friendship
Mood:gore
Locations:elevator,  church,  beach,  bar
Characters:policeman,  singer
Story:mexican standoff,  accidental killing,  police corruption,  pump action shotgun,  police shootout,  street shootout,  police car,  car crash,  police officer,  car accident,  patriot act,  hand bandage,  microchip,  budweiser,  mole,  cd,  standoff,  police raid,  blood on shirt,  ethnic slur,  death of friend,  severed hand,  destruction,  uzi,  corrupt cop,  silencer,  long take,  product placement,  undercover,  prologue,  danger,  drug addict,  limousine,  police officer killed,  racial slur,  shot in the leg,  news report,  double cross,  coffin,  no opening credits,  drug dealer,  montage,  ambulance,  ambush,  spy,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  extramarital affair,  shooting,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  watching tv,  computer,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  rain,  beating,  pregnancy,  shootout,  cell phone,  fire,  telephone call,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  singing,  explosion,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  police,  bare chested male,  two word title,  gun,  blood,  kiss,  fight,  murder,  violence,  death,  flashback

Run All Night (2015)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Run All Night (2015)

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

Themes:brutality,  drunkenness,  money
Locations:restaurant,  bar,  hospital
Characters:hitman,  detective,  friend
Story:bag of money,  irish mafia,  apartment building,  police corruption,  car crash,  flashback within a flashback,  bleeding to death,  mob hit,  irish american,  narrated by character,  mob boss,  death of protagonist,  mentor,  thug,  death of friend,  home,  mobster,  head butt,  crime boss,  corrupt cop,  heroin,  killing,  uncle nephew relationship,  organized crime,  limousine,  police officer killed,  shot in the forehead,  news report,  no opening credits,  subway,  diner,  cocaine,  drug dealer,  police station,  revolver,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  falling from height,  brawl,  arrest,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  police officer,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  rain,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  fire,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  violence,  death,  police,  flashback,  murder,  blood

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Green Room (2015)
Crime, Horror, Thriller

Green Room (2015)

A band straying into a secluded part of the Pacific Northwest stumbles onto a horrific act of violence. Because they are the only witnesses, they become the targets of a terrifying gang of skinheads who want to make sure all the evidence is eliminated.

Themes:brutality,  racism,  deception,  betrayal,  friendship
Mood:gore
Locations:restaurant,  bar
Characters:policeman,  singer
Story:murder witness,  pump action shotgun,  police car,  shot in the knee,  bleeding to death,  bouncer,  standoff,  ethnic slur,  broken arm,  cellphone,  cigarette lighter,  shot in the face,  mercilessness,  crime scene,  thug,  death of friend,  heroin,  witness,  danger,  microphone,  shot in the forehead,  racial slur,  shot in the leg,  van,  drawing,  no opening credits,  man with glasses,  stabbed in the chest,  diner,  drug dealer,  montage,  strangulation,  ambush,  gay slur,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  tattoo,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  two word title,  death,  murder,  fight,  blood,  violence,  interview,  police

The Tournament (2009) is one of the best movies like The Departed (2006)
Action, Thriller

The Tournament (2009)

Every seven years in an unsuspecting town, The Tournament takes place. A battle royale between 30 of the world's deadliest assassins. The last man standing receiving the $10,000,000 cash prize and the title of Worlds No 1, which itself carries the legendary million dollar a bullet price tag.

Themes:surveillance,  guilt,  money,  deception,  drunkenness,  torture,  drinking
Mood:gore
Locations:rooftop,  church,  bar
Characters:pregnant,  killer,  hitman
Story:mexican standoff,  gunshot wound,  surveillance camera,  killed in an elevator,  exploding car,  police car,  car crash,  car accident,  hands tied behind back,  stabbed in the belly,  garrote,  standoff,  blood on shirt,  wedding ring,  disfigurement,  cigarette lighter,  convenience store,  kicking,  dead woman,  severed hand,  destruction,  uzi,  obscene finger gesture,  silencer,  product placement,  beaten to death,  prologue,  limousine,  gas station,  confession,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  news report,  execution,  no opening credits,  stabbed in the chest,  montage,  stabbing,  strangulation,  revolver,  handcuffs,  cafe,  running,  held at gunpoint,  shooting,  computer,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  rain,  pregnancy,  shootout,  cell phone,  train,  fire,  telephone call,  shower,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  two word title,  death,  flashback,  fight,  murder,  blood,  violence

Cop Land (1997)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Cop Land (1997)

Sometime in the 1970's, police officers from New York City wanted a safe haven to live, away from the dangers of the streets of New York City, this is when they established a "Cop Land" in the small New Jersey town of Garrison. Freddy Heflin who was always admired by the New York cops wanted to become one, but because he was deaf in one ear this prevents him from achieving his goal, but has become sheriff of Garrison. Recently there have been a dark omen surrounding the NYPD, and Freddy is now investigating on this case, then Internal Affairs officer Mo Tilden is also on the case and asks Freddy for help, but Freddy could not. Now Freddy suspects that a New York City cop named Ray Donlan might be one of the many cops who is corrupted by the mob and other criminals. Now, Freddy must find a cop who is nicknamed "Superboy" who can testify against Donlan and protect him, before Donlan finds Superboy and kills him. (Read More)

Themes:mafia,  brutality,  corruption,  funeral,  drunkenness,  jealousy,  infidelity
Mood:gore
Locations:city,  rooftop,  cemetery,  bar
Characters:lawyer,  policeman,  detective
Story:police corruption,  police funeral,  police shootout,  police car,  car crash,  investigation,  car accident,  badge,  mob boss,  firefighter,  ethnic slur,  convenience store,  italian american,  crime scene,  death of friend,  home,  uzi,  crime boss,  black american,  corrupt cop,  arson,  uncle nephew relationship,  pursuit,  product placement,  organized crime,  danger,  drug addict,  police officer killed,  racial slur,  news report,  no opening credits,  diner,  cocaine,  bridge,  ambulance,  police station,  gay slur,  revolver,  handcuffs,  held at gunpoint,  lie,  extramarital affair,  falling from height,  gunfight,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  police officer,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  swimming pool,  beating,  shootout,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  african american,  police,  cigarette smoking,  two word title,  interview,  blood,  gun,  violence,  flashback,  murder,  death

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