Most Similar Movies to American Gangster (2007)


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The Departed (2006), Veronica Guerin (2003), Elite Squad: The Enemy Within (2010), Goodfellas (1990), Kill the Irishman (2011), New Jack City (1991), Gangster Squad (2013) ... Let's take a look at the following list...

The Departed (2006)

The Departed (2006)

8.5/10 Crime, Drama, Thriller

An undercover cop and a mole in the police attempt to identify each other while infiltrating an Irish gang in South Boston.

The Departed is an example of a cinematic master seeking to live up to the veneration with which he is regarded by his pupils.

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Veronica Guerin (2003)

Veronica Guerin (2003)

6.9/10 Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller

An Irish journalist writes a series of stories about drug dealers.

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Elite Squad: The Enemy Within (2010)

Elite Squad: The Enemy Within (2010)

8.0/10 Action, Thriller, Drama, Crime

After a prison riot, former-Captain Nascimento, now a high ranking security officer in Rio de Janeiro, is swept into a bloody political dispute that involves government officials and paramilitary groups.

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Goodfellas (1990)

Goodfellas (1990)

8.7/10 Drama, Crime, Biography

The story of Henry Hill and his life in the mob, covering his relationship with his wife Karen Hill and his mob partners Jimmy Conway and Tommy DeVito in the Italian-American crime syndicate.

Anti-romantic, it nevertheless sweeps us into the allure of mob glamour -- then slams us with its cost of admission.

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Kill the Irishman (2011)

Kill the Irishman (2011)

7.1/10 Biography, Crime, Drama

The true story of Danny Greene, a tough Irish thug working for mobsters in Cleveland during the 1970's.

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New Jack City (1991)

New Jack City (1991)

6.7/10 Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

A crime lord ascends to power and becomes megalomaniacal while a maverick police detective vows to stop him.

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Gangster Squad (2013)

Gangster Squad (2013)

6.7/10 Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

It's 1949 Los Angeles, the city is run by gangsters and a malicious mobster, Mickey Cohen. Determined to end the corruption, John O'Mara assembles a team of cops, ready to take down the ruthless leader and restore peace to the city.

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Harlem Nights (1989)

Harlem Nights (1989)

6.1/10 Comedy, Crime, Drama

During the 1930s, a New York City illegal gambling house owner and his associates must deal with strong competition, gangsters, and corrupt cops in order to stay in business.

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Brooklyn's Finest (2009)

Brooklyn's Finest (2009)

6.7/10 Crime, Drama, Thriller

Three unconnected Brooklyn cops wind up at the same deadly location after enduring vastly different career paths.

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Colors (1988)

Colors (1988)

6.7/10 Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller

An experienced cop and his rookie partner patrol the streets of East Los Angeles while trying to keep the gang violence under control.

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Live by Night (2016)

Live by Night (2016)

6.4/10 Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

A group of Boston-bred gangsters set up shop in balmy Florida during the Prohibition era, facing off against the competition and the Ku Klux Klan.

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Scarface (1983)

Scarface (1983)

8.3/10 Drama, Crime

In 1980 Miami, a determined Cuban immigrant takes over a drug cartel and succumbs to greed.

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Outlaw (2007)

Outlaw (2007)

5.7/10 Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

A group of people who feel betrayed by their government and let down by their Police force form a modern-day outlaw posse in order to right what they see as the wrongs of society.

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Gangs of Wasseypur (2012)

Gangs of Wasseypur (2012)

8.2/10 Action, Comedy, Thriller, Drama, Crime

A clash between Sultan and Shahid Khan leads to the expulsion of Khan from Wasseypur, and ignites a deadly blood feud spanning three generations.

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Training Day (2001)

Training Day (2001)

7.7/10 Thriller, Drama, Crime

On his first day on the job as a Los Angeles narcotics officer, a rookie cop goes beyond a full work day in training within the narcotics division of the L.A.P.D. with a rogue detective who isn't what he appears to be.

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King of New York (1990)

King of New York (1990)

7.0/10 Crime, Thriller

A drug kingpin is released from prison and seeks to take total control of the criminal underworld in order to give back to the community.

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Running Scared (2006)

Running Scared (2006)

7.4/10 Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

A low-ranking thug is entrusted by his crime boss to dispose of a gun that killed corrupt cops, but things get out of control when the gun ends up in wrong hands.

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Mean Streets (1973)

Mean Streets (1973)

7.3/10 Crime, Drama, Thriller

A small-time hood aspires to work his way up the ranks of a local mob.

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Strange Days (1995)

Strange Days (1995)

7.2/10 Action, Thriller, Drama, Crime, Science Fiction

A former cop turned street-hustler accidentally uncovers a conspiracy in Los Angeles in 1999.

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In Order of Disappearance (2014)

In Order of Disappearance (2014)

7.2/10 Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

When his son is mistakenly murdered, a snowplow driver starts seeking revenge, which ignites a war between two gangsters.

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Romeo Is Bleeding (1993)

Romeo Is Bleeding (1993)

6.6/10 Crime, Drama, Romance

A womanizing, crooked cop on the payroll of the mafia is confronted with the reality of his double life after he is asked to kill a beautiful and ruthless Russian gangster.

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