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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
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

Black Mass (2015)
Biography, Crime, Drama, History

Black Mass (2015)

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

Themes:mafia, 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

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

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

The Equalizer (2014) is one of the best movies like The Departed (2006)
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

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. This is why American Psycho (2000) is one of the best movies like The Departed (2006). (Read More)

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

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

The Boondock Saints (1999)
Action, Crime, Thriller

The Boondock Saints (1999)

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

Themes:mafia, brutality, robbery, 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

The Dark Knight (2008) is one of the best movies like The Departed (2006)
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. (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

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

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. This is why Gangster Squad (2013) is one of the best movies like The Departed (2006). (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

Hell Or High Water (2016)
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. (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

Sin City (2005) is one of the best movies like The Departed (2006)
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

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

16 Blocks (2006)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

16 Blocks (2006)

Jack Mosley, a burnt-out detective, is assigned the unenviable task of transporting a fast-talking convict from jail to a courthouse 16 blocks away. However, along the way he learns that the man is supposed to testify against Mosley's colleagues, and the entire NYPD wants him dead. Mosley must choose between loyalty to his colleagues and protecting the witness, and never has such a short distance seemed so long... (Read More)

Themes:guilt, deception, drunkenness, drinking, friendship
Locations:rooftop, elevator, bar
Characters:detective, lawyer, policeman, friend
Story:gunshot wound, police corruption, car crash, car accident, alleyway, bandaged hand, chinese american, standoff, police raid, blood on shirt, wound, black american, heart attack, corrupt cop, silencer, witness, pursuit, liar, prologue, shot in the leg

Pineapple Express (2008)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Pineapple Express (2008)

Lazy court-process clerk and stoner Dale Denton has only one reason to visit his equally lazy dealer Saul Silver: to purchase weed, specifically, a rare new strain called Pineapple Express. But when Dale becomes the only witness to a murder by a crooked cop and the city's most dangerous drug lord, he panics and dumps his roach of Pineapple Express at the scene. Dale now has another reason to visit Saul: to find out if the weed is so rare that it can be traced back to him--and it is. As Dale and Saul run for their lives, they quickly discover that they're not suffering from weed-fueled paranoia: incredibly, the bad guys really are hot on their trail and trying to figure out the fastest way to kill them both. All aboard the Pineapple Express. This is why Pineapple Express (2008) is one of the best movies like The Departed (2006). (Read More)

Themes:surveillance, corruption, anger, deception, drinking, jealousy, betrayal, money, drugs, love, friendship
Locations:restaurant, hospital
Characters:policeman, friend
Story:exploding car, police shootout, police car, car crash, car accident, breaking down a door, cigarette lighter, kicking, mobile phone, bloody nose, black humor, head butt, warehouse, crime boss, corrupt cop, obscene finger gesture, witness, pursuit, liar, prologue

Logan (2017) is one of the best movies like The Departed (2006)
Action, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Logan (2017)

In 2029 the mutant population has shrunken significantly and the X-Men have disbanded. Logan, whose power to self-heal is dwindling, has surrendered himself to alcohol and now earns a living as a chauffeur. He takes care of the ailing old Professor X whom he keeps hidden away. One day, a female stranger asks Logan to drive a girl named Laura to the Canadian border. At first he refuses, but the Professor has been waiting for a long time for her to appear. Laura possesses an extraordinary fighting prowess and is in many ways like Wolverine. She is pursued by sinister figures working for a powerful corporation; this is because her DNA contains the secret that connects her to Logan. A relentless pursuit begins - In this third cinematic outing featuring the Marvel comic book character Wolverine we see the superheroes beset by everyday problems. They are aging, ailing and struggling to survive financially. A decrepit Logan is forced to ask himself if he can or even wants to put his remaining powers to good use. It would appear that in the near-future, the times in which they were able put the world to rights with razor sharp claws and telepathic powers are now over. (Read More)

Themes:brutality, corruption, anger, deception, funeral, drunkenness, torture, betrayal, money
Mood:gore
Locations:cemetery, bar, hospital
Story:exploding car, police car, car crash, car accident, bloody violence, abandoned building, main character dies, blood on shirt, death of protagonist, ethnic slur, father figure, convenience store, shot in the face, mercilessness, pills, rampage, thug, burial, severed hand, comic book

Scarface (1983)
Crime, Drama

Scarface (1983)

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

Themes:mafia, brutality, corruption, anger, jealousy, betrayal, money, drugs, friendship, love
Mood:gore
Locations:apartment, boat, restaurant
Characters:friend, lawyer
Story:undercover cop, killing, criminal gang, apartment building, cocaine, crime epic, mob violence, multiple murder, mob hit, slap, infertility, bitterness, dead man, mercilessness, rampage, death of friend, black humor, home, rage, destruction

Starsky & Hutch (2004)
Comedy, Crime

Starsky & Hutch (2004)

Set in the 1970s in a metropolis called "Bay City," this is the tale of two police detective partners, Ken "Hutch" Hutchinson, and Dave Starsky, who always seem to get the toughest cases from their boss, Captain Dobey, rely on omniscient street informer Huggy Bear and race to the scene of the crimes in their souped-up 1974 Ford Torino hot rod, telling the story of their first big case (as a prequel to the TV show), which involved a former college campus drug dealer who went on to become a white collar criminal. (Read More)

Themes:robbery, deception, drunkenness, torture, drugs
Locations:rooftop, city, apartment, cemetery, restaurant, beach, bar, hospital
Characters:hitman, lawyer, detective
Story:bag of money, golf club, police shootout, car accident, informer, informant, pool table, captain, golf, silencer, witness, undercover, organized crime, limousine, racial slur, no opening credits, diner, cocaine, drug dealer, bridge

The Nice Guys (2016)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Nice Guys (2016)

Set against the backdrop of 1977 Los Angeles, The Nice Guys opens when single father and licensed PI Holland March (Gosling) is hired to investigate the apparent suicide of famous porn star Misty Mountains. As the trail leads him to track down a girl named Amelia (Qualley), he encounters less licensed and less hands-off private eye Jackson Healey (Russell Crowe) and his brass knuckles, both hired by the young hippie. However, the situation takes a turn for the worse when Amelia vanishes and it becomes apparent that March wasn't the only party interested. As both men are forced to team up, they'll have to take on a world filled with eccentric goons, strippers dressed as mermaids and even a possible government conspiracy. (Read More)

Themes:brutality, corruption, deception, drunkenness, torture, betrayal, money, friendship
Locations:apartment, elevator, airport, bar, hospital
Characters:hitman, lawyer, detective
Story:self inflicted gunshot wound, pump action shotgun, exploding car, street shootout, police car, car crash, car accident, ethnic slur, broken arm, disfigurement, cigarette lighter, mercilessness, crime scene, switchblade, thug, silencer, witness, undercover, beaten to death, prologue

Sin City: A Dame To Kill For (2014) is one of the best movies like The Departed (2006)
Crime, Thriller

Sin City: A Dame To Kill For (2014)

Marv is unconscious on a highway surrounded by corpses. When he awakes, he has amnesia and tries to recall his last steps from the Kadie's saloon on the Saturday night. He recalls that he found four playboys burning a homeless man alive and defended the poor man. Marv hunts them down and kills the group. The cocky gambler Johnny hits jackpot in slot machines in the Kadie's saloon and invites the waitress Marcie to go with him to play poker game against the powerful Senator Roark. He wins the game and suffers the consequence of his arrogance. The private detective Dwight McCarthy is contacted by his former lover Ava Lord that asks to meet him at the Kadie's saloon. Ava asks him for forgiveness for leaving him to marry the wealthy Damian Lord. However her strong chauffeur Manute takes her home. Dwight snoops around Ava's house but is found and beaten by Manute and the bodyguards. When he returns home, Ava is waiting for him naked in the bed and seduces him again. Then she tells that Damian and Manute torture her and soon she will be killed. Once again Manute takes Ava with him and hits Dwight that invites Marv to help him to rescue Ava. Damian denies the accusation but Dwight beats him to death while Marv tear Manute's eye out. But soon Dwight finds that he was lured by Ava that shoots him. Marv rescues Dwight and takes him to the Old Town where Dwight finds his former lover Gail that helps him to recover while Dwight plots revenge against Ava. This is why Sin City: A Dame To Kill For (2014) is one of the best movies like The Departed (2006). (Read More)

Themes:brutality, corruption, deception, drunkenness, torture, betrayal, money, infidelity
Mood:gore
Locations:apartment, cemetery, restaurant, bar, hospital
Characters:detective, prostitute
Story:car set on fire, exploding car, car crash, car accident, narrated by character, abandoned building, mob boss, disfigurement, cigarette lighter, ensemble cast, shot in the face, crime scene, switchblade, thug, home, severed hand, head butt, uzi, crime boss, corrupt cop

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
Action, Thriller

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

Despite his tarnished reputation after the events of The Dark Knight, in which he took the rap for Dent's crimes, Batman feels compelled to intervene to assist the city and its police force which is struggling to cope with Bane's plans to destroy the city.

Themes:surveillance, brutality, robbery, deception, funeral, torture, betrayal
Locations:city, tunnel, rooftop, apartment, kitchen, elevator, airport, cemetery, bar, hospital
Characters:lawyer, policeman, detective
Story:exploding car, police shootout, street shootout, car crash, car accident, no title at beginning, police raid, cellphone, father figure, school bus, mercilessness, thug, head butt, destruction, captain, uzi, product placement, beaten to death, screaming, danger

Legend (2015)
Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Legend (2015)

The true story of London's most notorious gangsters, twins Reggie and Ronnie Kray. As the brothers rise through the criminal underworld, Ronnie advances the family business with violence and intimidation while Reggie struggles to go legitimate for local girl Frances Shea. In and out of prison, Ronnie's unpredictable tendencies and the slow disintegration of Reggie's marriage threaten to bring the brothers' empire tumbling to the ground. (Read More)

Themes:guilt, mafia, funeral, drunkenness, torture, drinking, jealousy, money
Locations:cemetery, church, restaurant, bar
Characters:psychiatrist, policeman, singer
Story:hit over the head with a bottle, protection racket, warrant, flash camera, bouncer, narrated by character, police raid, cigarette lighter, italian american, kicking, bloody nose, switchblade, mobster, head butt, warehouse, heart attack, witness, long take, flowers, prologue

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

The Accountant (2016)

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

Themes:surveillance, mafia, brutality, anger, deception, funeral, torture, jealousy, betrayal, money
Locations:apartment, restaurant, bar
Characters:christian, psychiatrist, hitman
Story:mob execution, fbi agent, criminal, wiretapping, informant, mob boss, father figure, mentor, mercilessness, target practice, bloody nose, death of friend, mobster, comic book, crime boss, obscene finger gesture, silencer, beaten to death, fbi, screaming

2 Guns (2013) is one of the best movies like The Departed (2006)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

2 Guns (2013)

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

Themes:surveillance, brutality, corruption, deception, torture, betrayal, money, love, friendship
Locations:apartment, elevator
Characters:killer
Story:bag of money, mexican standoff, gunshot wound, exploding car, car crash, car accident, shot in the knee, penitentiary, badge, mob boss, target practice, uzi, crime boss, arson, silencer, undercover, fbi, organized crime, shot in the forehead, shot in the leg

From Paris With Love (2010)
Action, Crime, Thriller

From Paris With Love (2010)

James Reece is an ambitious aide to the U.S. Ambassador in Paris, doing little jobs for the CIA and hoping to get into black ops. On the night he and his girlfriend, Caroline, become engaged, he's told to pick up Charlie Wax at Orly. Charlie is an unorthodox government employee - large, bald and bearded, foul-mouthed and eccentric. Charlie immediately takes James on a wild ride of murder and mayhem, through ethnic enclaves. As bodies pile up, the purpose remains opaque to James. Caroline, unhappy that James has been out of touch for a day, tells him to bring Charlie for dinner. Charlie can be charming - where will it lead? Does the chess-playing James have what it takes? This is why From Paris With Love (2010) is one of the best movies like The Departed (2006). (Read More)

Themes:surveillance, deception, betrayal, drugs, love
Locations:tunnel, rooftop, apartment, elevator, airport, restaurant
Characters:hitman, prostitute
Story:chinese mafia, exploding car, police car, car crash, car accident, shot in the knee, ethnic slur, switchblade, warehouse, uzi, crime boss, graffiti, silencer, undercover, organized crime, limousine, shot in the forehead, racial slur, double cross, cocaine

American Gangster (2007)
Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller

American Gangster (2007)

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

Themes:mafia, brutality, corruption, anger, drugs
Mood:gore
Locations:church, bar
Characters:lawyer, policeman, detective
Story:mentor, police surveillance, undercover cop, heroin, surveillance camera, criminal syndicate, police corruption, exploding car, crime epic, shot in the knee, mob hit, bouncer, drug deal, mob boss, italian american, mercilessness, mobster, rage, crime boss, black american

John Wick (2014)
Action, Crime, Thriller

John Wick (2014)

After John Wick loses his wife Helen to a terminal illness, he receives a beagle puppy named Daisy from her to help him cope with his grief. Despite John's almost stoic demeanor, he bonds with the puppy and they spend their day driving around in his vintage 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429. At a gas station, he encounters a trio of Russian gangsters whose leader Iosef insists on buying his car, but John repeatedly states that it is not for sale. Frustrated, the mobsters learn where John's home is, knock him unconscious, steal his car, and kill Daisy.

Iosef takes the Mustang to a chop shop to have the VIN changed. Aurelio, the shop's owner, recognizes the car and, upon learning that Iosef stole it from John, punches Iosef before throwing him out of his shop. John visits Aurelio, who identifies Iosef as the son of Viggo Tarasov, the head of the Russian crime syndicate in New York City. Viggo, notified by Aurelio of Iosef's activities, beats and berates Iosef before explaining to him who John Wick is: A famed assassin formerly in Viggo's employ, nicknamed 'Baba Yaga' (A deformed looking old witch, incorrectly translated in the film as Russian for 'Boogeyman'). Previously, when John wanted to retire and marry Helen, Viggo gave him an 'impossible task', implied to involve multiple assassinations in a short period of time. John succeeded, and his efforts were key in establishing the Tarasov syndicate.

Viggo tries to talk John out of seeking retribution, but John refuses. Viggo then sends a twelve-man hit group to John's house, but John kills them all and pays for the bodies and evidence of the attack to be professionally cleaned and removed. An unsurprised Viggo places a $2 million bounty on John's head and personally offers the contract to John's mentor, Marcus, who accepts the offer. John seeks refuge at the Continental Hotel, which caters exclusively to the criminal underworld and permits no assassinations on its premises. Viggo doubles the bounty for those willing to break the rules to kill John at the Continental. Winston, the Continental's owner, tells John that Viggo has Iosef under guard at his nightclub, the Red Circle. John enters the Red Circle and fights through to Iosef, but Viggo's henchman Kirill blindsides John, allowing Iosef to escape.

John retreats to the Continental to heal his injuries. Ms. Perkins, an assassin and former acquaintance, sneaks into John's room to kill him, but Marcus alerts John, allowing him to subdue Perkins. John forces Perkins to reveal the location of Viggo's front, knocks her unconscious, and leaves her with Harry, a fellow assassin, to await punishment. However, Perkins frees herself and kills Harry. John travels to the Little Russia church, which serves as Viggo's front, and destroys Viggo's cache of money and blackmail material. When Viggo and his team arrive, John ambushes them, but is subdued and captured. Viggo taunts John for thinking that he could leave his old life behind. Marcus intervenes again, allowing John to free himself and to kill Kirill before accosting Viggo, who (implied to be tired of his son's behavior) reveals Iosef's location. John then travels to the safe house, killing Iosef and his bodyguards.

Perkins learns that John and Marcus have been in contact and tells Viggo, who has Marcus beaten and tortured before executing him in his home. Viggo calls John to report this, planning to have Perkins ambush him. While waiting for John, Perkins is summoned to a meeting with Winston, who orders her executed for killing Harry on Continental grounds. Winston calls John to inform him that Viggo is planning to escape by helicopter. John races to the harbor helipad, where he kills Viggo's remaining henchmen before engaging Viggo in a battle on the dock. Viggo pulls out a knife, and John allows himself to be stabbed, surprising Viggo. John then disarms Viggo and fatally wounds him. John breaks into a waterfront animal clinic to treat his wound and releases a pit bull puppy scheduled to be euthanized. John and the dog walk home along the boardwalk, where he had his last date with Helen.
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Themes:brutality, anger, deception, funeral, torture, betrayal, money, friendship
Mood:gore
Locations:city, airport, cemetery, church, bar, hospital
Characters:hitman, lawyer, friend
Story:mob execution, exploding car, car crash, car accident, waterfront, grave side ceremony, bleeding to death, dock, mob boss, blood on shirt, broken arm, mentor, shot in the face, school bus, mercilessness, rampage, death of friend, home, mobster, head butt

War Dogs (2016) is one of the best movies like The Departed (2006)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, War

War Dogs (2016)

Two friends in their early 20s (Hill and Teller) living in Miami Beach during the Iraq War exploit a little-known government initiative that allows small businesses to bid on U.S. Military contracts. Starting small, they begin raking in big money and are living the high life. But the pair gets in over their heads when they land a 300 million dollar deal to arm the Afghan Military - a deal that puts them in business with some very shady people, not the least of which turns out to be the U.S. Government. Based on true events. (Read More)

Themes:corruption, anger, deception, funeral, drunkenness, torture, betrayal, money, drugs, friendship
Locations:tunnel, apartment, elevator, airport, restaurant, beach, bar, hospital
Characters:pregnant, prostitute
Story:bag of money, fbi agent, fetal ultrasound, grave side ceremony, translator, target practice, warehouse, captain, product placement, fbi, danger, gas station, double cross, no opening credits, man with glasses, diner, drug dealer, bridge, montage, handcuffs

Natural Born Killers (1994)
Crime, Drama

Natural Born Killers (1994)

Mickey Knox and Mallory Wilson aren't your typical lovers - after killing her abusive father, they go on a road trip where, every time they stop somewhere, they kill pretty well everyone around them. They do however leave one person alive at every shootout to tell the story and they soon become a media sensation thanks to sensationalized reporting. Told in a highly visual style. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance, brutality, corruption, deception, money, love
Mood:gore
Locations:kitchen
Characters:psychiatrist, detective, prostitute
Story:mexican standoff, accidental killing, police shootout, blood on shirt, wedding ring, mercilessness, crime scene, rampage, black humor, corrupt cop, killing, witness, beaten to death, prologue, police officer killed, gas station, shot in the forehead, news report, double cross, stabbed in the chest

Xxx (2002)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

Xxx (2002)

Xander "XXX" Cage is a thrill seeker who until now has been deemed untouchable by the law. NSA Agent Gibbons forces XXX to cooperate with the government to infiltrate an underground Russian crime ring, and avoid going to prison. Gibbons sends XXX to enter this world of crime undetected where others have failed, using his natural athletic prowess and a whole lot of attitude. Xander must combat an organization led by a clever, ruthless and nihilistic Yorgi whose first target is the city of Prague. This is why Xxx (2002) is one of the best movies like The Departed (2006). (Read More)

Themes:dying, torture
Locations:city, restaurant, beach
Story:mexican standoff, undercover cop, pump action shotgun, exploding car, police shootout, police car, car accident, bloody nose, head butt, corrupt cop, kissing while having sex, espionage, product placement, undercover, fbi, prologue, police officer killed, no opening credits, diner, cocaine

Central Intelligence (2016)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Central Intelligence (2016)

Calvin Joyner was voted in high school the guy most likely to succeed. 20 years later he's an accountant. As his high school reunion approaches, he tries to make contact with his old schoolmates. And someone named Bob Stone contacts him. He says that he was known as Robbie Weirdicht in school. Calvin remembers that he was picked on, as a matter of fact after an extremely nasty prank he left school. They agree to meet and Calvin is surprised by how much he has changed. Bob asks Calvin to help him out. He says yes and the next thing he knows some men burst into his home. They're CIA, the one in charge is looking for Stone, she says he's a rogue agent. When they can't find Bob they leave. Later he approaches Calvin telling him, he is not a rogue agent, he's trying to find a person known as the Black Badger who is planning to sell some information that in the wrong hands can be disastrous. so he needs Calvin's help to stop him. Calvin's not sure whom he should believe. (Read More)

Themes:humiliation, deception, torture, betrayal, money, friendship
Locations:kitchen, elevator, bar
Characters:pregnant, hitman, lawyer
Story:mexican standoff, exploding car, male in a shower, car crash, car accident, two way mirror, cigarette lighter, boston massachusetts, home, head butt, espionage, silencer, product placement, beaten to death, prologue, danger, racial slur, van, double cross, no opening credits

8mm (1999) is one of the best movies like The Departed (2006)
Mystery, Thriller

8mm (1999)

A small, seemingly innocuous plastic reel of film leads surveillance specialist Tom Welles down an increasingly dark and frightening path. With the help of the streetwise Max, Welles relentlessly follows a bizarre trail of evidence to determine the fate of a complete stranger. As his work turns into obsession, he drifts farther and farther away from his wife, family and simple life as a small-town private eye. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance, brutality, corruption, anger, deception, torture, betrayal, money
Locations:airport, cemetery, bar, hospital
Characters:lawyer, detective, prostitute
Story:abandoned warehouse, wiretapping, abandoned building, kicking, thug, uzi, arson, silencer, undercover, beaten to death, danger, limousine, double cross, man with glasses, nun, stabbed in the chest, ambulance, strangulation, bound and gagged, gay slur

Spy (2015)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Spy (2015)

Susan Cooper is an unassuming, deskbound CIA analyst, and the unsung hero behind the Agency's most dangerous missions. But when her partner falls off the grid and another top agent is compromised, she volunteers to go deep undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent a global crisis. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance, deception, betrayal, friendship
Locations:kitchen, airport, restaurant, bar
Characters:prostitute
Story:mexican standoff, accidental killing, surveillance camera, car crash, car accident, unsubtitled foreign language, abandoned building, head butt, espionage, undercover, shot in the forehead, shot in the leg, double cross, strangulation, ambush, spy, cleavage, handcuffs, interrogation, held at gunpoint

Kick-ass 2 (2013)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Kick-ass 2 (2013)

After Kick-Ass' insane bravery inspires a new wave of self-made masked crusaders, led by the badass Colonel Stars and Stripes, our hero joins them on patrol. When these amateur superheroes are hunted down by Red Mist -- reborn as The Mother F%&*^r -- only the blade-wielding Hit Girl can prevent their annihilation. When we last saw junior assassin Hit Girl and young vigilante Kick-Ass, they were trying to live as normal teenagers Mindy and Dave. With graduation looming and uncertain what to do, Dave decides to start the world's first superhero team with Mindy. Unfortunately, when Mindy is busted for sneaking out as Hit Girl, she's forced to retire-leaving her to navigate the terrifying world of high-school mean girls on her own. With no one left to turn to, Dave joins forces with Justice Forever, run by a born-again ex-mobster named Colonel Stars and Stripes. Just as they start to make a real difference on the streets, the world's first super villain, The Mother F%&*^r, assembles his own evil league and puts a plan in motion to make Kick-Ass and Hit Girl pay for what they did to his dad. But there's only one problem with his scheme: If you mess with one member of Justice Forever, you mess with them all. (Read More)

Themes:brutality, robbery, deception, funeral, torture, betrayal, friendship
Mood:gore
Locations:rooftop, elevator, cemetery, bar, hospital
Characters:prostitute
Story:accidental killing, exploding car, convenience store, shot in the face, pool table, italian american, target practice, crime scene, switchblade, death of friend, severed hand, mobster, warehouse, crime boss, uncle nephew relationship, beaten to death, organized crime, shot in the leg, news report, van

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

L.a. Confidential (1997)

1950's Los Angeles is the seedy backdrop for this intricate noir-ish tale of police corruption and Hollywood sleaze. Three very different cops are all after the truth, each in their own style: Ed Exley, the golden boy of the police force, willing to do almost anything to get ahead, except sell out; Bud White, ready to break the rules to seek justice, but barely able to keep his raging violence under control; and Jack Vincennes, always looking for celebrity and a quick buck until his conscience drives him to join Exley and White down the one-way path to find the truth behind the dark world of L.A. crime. This is why L.a. Confidential (1997) is one of the best movies like The Departed (2006). (Read More)

Themes:corruption, surveillance, racism, drunkenness
Locations:elevator, restaurant, bar
Characters:detective, prostitute
Story:killing, criminal syndicate, killed in an elevator, police corruption, police shootout, mob hit, two way mirror, police raid, mob boss, ensemble cast, shot in the face, crime scene, switchblade, death of friend, home, captain, crime boss, corrupt cop, kissing while having sex, heroin

Training Day (2001) is one of the best movies like The Departed (2006)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Training Day (2001)

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

Themes:drugs, humiliation, brutality, robbery, deception, betrayal, money, love
Locations:rooftop, city, restaurant
Characters:policeman, detective
Story:police corruption, police car, car crash, police training, warrant, housing project, main character shot, unsubtitled foreign language, badge, street gang, main character dies, wedding ring, mentor, kicking, bloody nose, corrupt cop, liar, drug addict, police officer killed, racial slur

22 Jump Street (2014)
Action, Comedy, Crime

22 Jump Street (2014)

After making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) when they go deep undercover at a local college. But when Jenko meets a kindred spirit on the football team, and Schmidt infiltrates the bohemian art major scene, they begin to question their partnership. Now they don't have to just crack the case - they have to figure out if they can have a mature relationship. If these two overgrown adolescents can grow from freshmen into real men, college might be the best thing that ever happened to them. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness, drinking, drugs, friendship
Locations:restaurant, beach, bar
Characters:psychiatrist, detective
Story:mexican standoff, undercover cop, undercover, exploding car, police shootout, car crash, car accident, blood on shirt, ethnic slur, switchblade, uzi, crime boss, product placement, organized crime, racial slur, news report, no opening credits, drug dealer, montage, police station

Desperado (1995)
Action, Thriller

Desperado (1995)

With this sequel to his prize-winning independent previous film, "El Mariachi," director Robert Rodriquez joins the ranks of Sam Peckinpah and John Woo as a master of slick, glamorized ultra-violence. We pick up the story as a continuation of "El Mariachi," where an itinerant musician, looking for work, gets mistaken for a hitman and thereby entangled in a web of love, corruption, and death. This time, he is out to avenge the murder of his lover and the maiming of his fretting hand, which occurred at the end of the earlier movie. However, the plot is recapitulated, and again, a case of mistaken identity leads to a very high body count, involvement with a beautiful woman who works for the local drug lord, and finally, the inevitable face-to-face confrontation and bloody showdown. (Read More)

Themes:brutality, corruption, drugs, love
Mood:gore
Locations:bar, hospital
Characters:hitman
Story:pump action shotgun, exploding car, street shootout, knife in the chest, black panties, car accident, passionate kiss, blood on shirt, uzi, crime boss, kissing while having sex, silencer, organized crime, shot in the forehead, shot in the leg, execution, scantily clad female, drug dealer, ambush, cleavage

21 Grams (2003)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

21 Grams (2003)

This is the story of three well-meaning but flawed people: Paul Rivers, an ailing mathematician lovelessly married to an English emigre; Christina Peck, an upper-middle-class suburban housewife, happily married homemaker with two young daughters, with hiding a secret past; and Jack Jordan, an ex-convict who has found in his Christian faith the strength to live a law-abiding life and raise a family. They will be brought together by a terrible accident that will change their lives. By the final frame, none of them will be the same as they will have learnt harsh truths about love, faith, courage, desire and guilt, and how chance can change our worlds irretrievably, forever. (Read More)

Themes:dying, guilt, anger, drunkenness, drinking, betrayal, drugs, infidelity, love
Locations:church, restaurant, bar, hospital
Characters:christian, lawyer, policeman
Story:police car, car accident, infertility, pills, golf, heart attack, obscene finger gesture, microphone, drug addict, pain, drawing, diner, cocaine, ambulance, cleavage, death of mother, revolver, reference to jesus christ, jail, cafe

Bad Boys (1995) is one of the best movies like The Departed (2006)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Bad Boys (1995)

Marcus Burnett is a hen-pecked family man. Mike Lowry is a foot-loose and fancy free ladies' man. Both are Miami policemen, and both have 72 hours to reclaim a consignment of drugs stolen from under their station's nose. To complicate matters, in order to get the assistance of the sole witness to a murder, they have to pretend to be each other. This is why Bad Boys (1995) is one of the best movies like The Departed (2006). (Read More)

Themes:mafia, brutality, robbery, drugs, money
Mood:gore
Locations:apartment, elevator, airport
Characters:detective, prostitute, friend
Story:mexican standoff, heroin, witness, police corruption, pump action shotgun, exploding car, police shootout, street shootout, car crash, black panties, car accident, badge, home, captain, corrupt cop, pursuit, shot in the leg, brunette, ambush, police station

The Mummy (2017)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller

The Mummy (2017)

Though safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient princess, whose destiny was unjustly taken from her, is awakened in our current day bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia, and terrors that defy human comprehension.

Themes:surveillance, anger, deception, betrayal, friendship
Locations:tunnel, rooftop, cemetery, church
Story:police car, car crash, car accident, mercilessness, target practice, crime scene, rampage, death of friend, burial, destruction, product placement, beaten to death, screaming, prologue, danger, police officer killed, shot in the leg, news report, double cross, coffin

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)

Themes:brutality, anger, robbery, deception, funeral, jealousy, betrayal, money, friendship
Locations:boat
Characters:prostitute
Story:flashback within a flashback, battering ram, disfigurement, mentor, shot in the face, mercilessness, target practice, head butt, destruction, captain, arson, uncle nephew relationship, beaten to death, screaming, danger, shot in the leg, execution, stabbed in the chest, bridge, montage

Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Beverly Hills Cop (1984)

Detroit cop Axel Foley is delighted when he receives a surprise visit from his best friend Mikey Tandino, who lives in California. Not long after Mikey arrives in Detroit, Mikey is killed, right in front of Axel, by a man named Zack. Axel follows Zack to Beverly Hills, California, where Beverly Hills police department Lieutenant Andrew Bogomil assigns Detective Billy Rosewood and Rosewood's partner, Sergeant John Taggart, to keep an eye on Axel. Axel visits his friend Jenny Summers, who works in an art gallery. With Jenny's help, Axel discovers that Zack works for Jenny's boss, Victor Maitland, the man who owns the art gallery. Maitland is a drug kingpin who is using the gallery as a front, and Maitland had Zack kill Mikey after Maitland accused Mikey of stealing some of Maitland's bonds. With the help of Jenny, Billy, and Taggart, Axel does what he can to make sure Maitland and Zack won't kill any more people. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance, deception, drunkenness, drugs
Locations:apartment, kitchen, bar
Characters:killer, hitman, detective, friend
Story:undercover cop, pump action shotgun, police shootout, car crash, car accident, badge, pool table, death of friend, warehouse, uzi, long take, undercover, limousine, racial slur, cocaine, drug dealer, ambulance, police station, revolver, handcuffs

Blade Runner 2049 (2017) is one of the best movies like The Departed (2006)
Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what's left of society into chaos. K's discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years. (Read More)

Themes:brutality, deception, betrayal, love
Locations:rooftop, apartment, restaurant, bar
Characters:detective, prostitute
Story:exploding car, police car, car crash, car accident, no title at beginning, main character dies, death of protagonist, mercilessness, product placement, beaten to death, danger, police officer killed, shot in the forehead, no opening credits, stabbed in the chest, strangulation, police station, handcuffs, interrogation, held at gunpoint

In Bruges (2008)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller

In Bruges (2008)

London based hit men Ray and Ken are told by their boss Harry Waters to lie low in Bruges, Belgium for up to two weeks following their latest hit, which resulted in the death of an innocent bystander. Harry will be in touch with further instructions. While they wait for Harry's call, Ken, following Harry's advice, takes in the sights of the medieval city with great appreciation. But the charms of Bruges are lost on the simpler Ray, who is already despondent over the innocent death, especially as it was his first job. Things change for Ray when he meets Chloe, part of a film crew shooting a movie starring an American dwarf named Jimmy. When Harry's instructions arrive, Ken, for whom the job is directed, isn't sure if he can carry out the new job, especially as he has gained a new appreciation of life from his stay in the fairytale Bruges. While Ken waits for the inevitable arrival into Bruges of an angry Harry, who feels he must clean up matters on his own, Ray is dealing with his own problems, not only with Harry, but with a Canadian couple and a half-blind thief named Eirik. Ray hopes he can count on both Chloe and Ken to help him carve out a new life for himself. In the end, Harry, involved in an incident with Jimmy, may have to keep to his own principles. This is why In Bruges (2008) is one of the best movies like The Departed (2006). (Read More)

Themes:dying, guilt, racism, robbery, drinking, money, drugs, love
Locations:city, church, boat, restaurant, bar, hospital
Characters:pregnant, hitman, prostitute, friend
Story:self inflicted gunshot wound, lie, gun dealer, fall to death, reference to john lennon, death of protagonist, father figure, thug, death of friend, home, watching a movie, mobster, wound, uzi, crime boss, heart attack, obscene finger gesture, silencer, pursuit, long take

Machete (2010)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Machete (2010)

The highly skilled Federale Machete is hired by some unsavory types to assassinate a senator. But just as he's about to take the shot, he notices someone aiming at him and realizes he's been set up. He barely survives the sniper's bullet, and is soon out for revenge on his former employers, with the reluctant assistance of his brother Cheech Marin, who has become a priest and taken a vow of nonviolence. If you hire him to take out the bad guys, make sure the bad guys aren't you! (Read More)

Themes:surveillance, corruption, racism, deception, drunkenness, torture, betrayal, money
Mood:gore
Locations:rooftop, kitchen, church, hospital
Characters:hitman
Story:gunshot wound, witness, surveillance camera, police corruption, exploding car, knife in the chest, car crash, gangster, car accident, shot in the knee, text message, hideout, ethnic slur, broken arm, shot in the face, black humor, severed hand, uzi, corrupt cop, silencer

Goodfellas (1990)
Crime, Drama

Goodfellas (1990)

Henry Hill might be a small time gangster, who may have taken part in a robbery with Jimmy Conway and Tommy De Vito, two other gangsters who might have set their sights a bit higher. His two partners could kill off everyone else involved in the robbery, and slowly start to think about climbing up through the hierarchy of the Mob. Henry, however, might be badly affected by his partners' success, but will he consider stooping low enough to bring about the downfall of Jimmy and Tommy? (Read More)

Themes:mafia, brutality, anger, robbery, deception, betrayal, drugs, infidelity, friendship
Mood:gore
Locations:airport, restaurant, bar, hospital
Characters:hitman, friend
Story:police surveillance, police corruption, gangster, crime epic, mob violence, mob hit, informer, irish american, mob boss, ethnic slur, dead man, shot in the face, dark humor, italian american, death of friend, arson, domestic violence, long take, organized crime, racial slur

The Fate Of The Furious (2017) is one of the best movies like The Departed (2006)
Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller

The Fate Of The Furious (2017)

Now that Dom and Letty are on their honeymoon and Brian and Mia have retired from the game-and the rest of the crew has been exonerated-the globetrotting team has found a semblance of a normal life. But when a mysterious woman seduces Dom into the world of crime he can't seem to escape and a betrayal of those closest to him, they will face trials that will test them as never before. From the shores of Cuba and the streets of New York City to the icy plains off the arctic Barents Sea, the elite force will crisscross the globe to stop an anarchist from unleashing chaos on the world's stage... and to bring home the man who made them a family. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance, betrayal, brutality, anger, deception, friendship
Locations:city, rooftop, restaurant, bar
Story:mexican standoff, home, car set on fire, exploding car, police car, car crash, car accident, irish american, mercilessness, thug, head butt, warehouse, destruction, espionage, silencer, product placement, beaten to death, danger, limousine, van

Reservoir Dogs (1992)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Reservoir Dogs (1992)

Six criminals, who are strangers to each other, are hired by a crime boss, Joe Cabot, to carry out a diamond robbery. Right at the outset, they are given false names with the intention that they won't get too close and will concentrate on the job instead. They are completely sure that the robbery is going to be a success. But, when the police show up right at the time and the site of the robbery, panic spreads amongst the group members, and two of them are killed in the subsequent shootout, along with a few policemen and civilians. When the remaining people assemble at the premeditated rendezvous point (a warehouse), they begin to suspect that one of them is an undercover cop. (Read More)

Themes:robbery, deception, torture, betrayal, drugs, friendship
Mood:gore
Characters:killer
Story:warehouse, informant, mexican standoff, abandoned warehouse, undercover cop, crime boss, cop killer, undercover, bloody violence, bleeding to death, abandoned building, leather jacket, mob boss, blood on shirt, death of protagonist, wedding ring, ensemble cast, bloody nose, wound, killing

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