20 Movies Like Public Enemies

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The Departed

The Departed
The Departed
Internet Movie Database: 8.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 91%
Metacritic: 85/100
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Runtime: 151 min
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Awards: Won 4 Oscars. 98 wins & 141 nominations total
Writer: William Monahan, Alan Mak, Felix Chong
Actors: Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson
Language: English, Cantonese
Country: United States, Hong Kong
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“The Departed” is a crime thriller film that follows an undercover cop and a mole in the police force as they try to identify each other while infiltrating an Irish gang in Boston. The movie explores themes of loyalty, identity, and the blurred lines between good and evil.

Heat

Heat
Heat
Internet Movie Database: 8.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 83%
Metacritic: 76/100
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Runtime: 170 min
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Awards: 15 nominations
Writer: Michael Mann
Actors: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Val Kilmer
Language: English, Spanish
Country: United States
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The Heat is a buddy cop comedy film about an uptight FBI agent and a foul-mouthed Boston detective who team up to take down a ruthless drug lord, while hilariously clashing with each other’s personalities and methods along the way.

The Town

The Town
The Town
Internet Movie Database: 7.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 92%
Metacritic: 74/100
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Runtime: 125 min
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 9 wins & 46 nominations total
Writer: Peter Craig, Ben Affleck, Aaron Stockard
Actors: Ben Affleck, Rebecca Hall, Jon Hamm
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Town” is a crime thriller about a group of bank robbers from Charlestown, Boston, who find themselves in a dangerous situation when one of their members falls in love with a bank manager they previously held hostage. As they plan their next heist, they must navigate the pressures of their criminal lifestyle and the pursuit of an FBI agent determined to bring them down.

American Gangster

American Gangster
American Gangster
Internet Movie Database: 7.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 81%
Metacritic: 76/100
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Runtime: 157 min
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Awards: Nominated for 2 Oscars. 12 wins & 38 nominations total
Writer: Steven Zaillian, Mark Jacobson
Actors: Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Chiwetel Ejiofor
Language: English, Thai, Spanish
Country: United States, United Kingdom
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“American Gangster” is a crime film based on the true story of Frank Lucas, a drug lord from Harlem in the 1970s. It follows Lucas’ rise to power and his subsequent pursuit by an honest detective, Richie Roberts, as they both navigate the dangerous world of organized crime and law enforcement.

Donnie Brasco

Donnie Brasco
Donnie Brasco
Internet Movie Database: 7.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 88%
Metacritic: 76/100
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Runtime: 127 min
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 2 wins & 16 nominations total
Writer: Joseph D. Pistone, Richard Woodley, Paul Attanasio
Actors: Al Pacino, Johnny Depp, Michael Madsen
Language: English, Italian, Japanese
Country: United States
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“Donnie Brasco” is a crime film based on a true story, following an undercover FBI agent, Joseph D. Pistone, as he infiltrates the mafia under the alias Donnie Brasco. The movie explores his dangerous double life and the emotional toll it takes on him as he forms a bond with a mobster named Lefty Ruggiero.

Blow

Blow
Blow
Internet Movie Database: 7.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 55%
Metacritic: 52/100
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Runtime: 124 min
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Awards: 3 wins & 9 nominations
Writer: Bruce Porter, David McKenna, Nick Cassavetes
Actors: Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz, Franka Potente
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Blow” is a biographical crime film that follows the rise and fall of George Jung, a notorious American drug trafficker, as he becomes one of the biggest cocaine smugglers in the 1970s and 1980s. The movie explores his extravagant lifestyle, his relationship with the Medellín Cartel, and the consequences of his illegal activities.

Casino

Casino
Casino
Internet Movie Database: 8.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 78%
Metacritic: 73/100
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Runtime: 178 min
Genre: Crime, Drama
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 4 wins & 11 nominations total
Writer: Nicholas Pileggi, Martin Scorsese
Actors: Robert De Niro, Sharon Stone, Joe Pesci
Language: English
Country: United States, France
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The Casino movie is about a mafia-controlled Las Vegas casino where a former gambling handicapper is hired to oversee the operations, leading to a complex web of corruption, greed, and betrayal.

Goodfellas

Goodfellas
Goodfellas
Internet Movie Database: 8.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 95%
Metacritic: 92/100
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Runtime: 145 min
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 44 wins & 38 nominations total
Writer: Nicholas Pileggi, Martin Scorsese
Actors: Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci
Language: English, Italian
Country: United States
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“Goodfellas” is a crime film that follows the rise and fall of Henry Hill, a mobster involved in the Italian-American Mafia. It explores his life of crime, loyalty, and betrayal within the organized crime world of New York City.

The Godfather

The Godfather
The Godfather
Internet Movie Database: 9.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 97%
Metacritic: 100/100
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Runtime: 175 min
Genre: Crime, Drama
Awards: Won 3 Oscars. 31 wins & 31 nominations total
Writer: Mario Puzo, Francis Ford Coppola
Actors: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan
Language: English, Italian, Latin
Country: United States
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The Godfather is a crime drama film that follows the Corleone family, an Italian-American mafia dynasty, as they navigate power struggles, betrayal, and loyalty in post-World War II America. The story primarily focuses on the transformation of Michael Corleone from a reluctant outsider to a ruthless and powerful leader.

The Untouchables

The Untouchables
The Untouchables
Internet Movie Database: 7.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 83%
Metacritic: 79/100
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Runtime: 119 min
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 11 wins & 18 nominations total
Writer: David Mamet, Oscar Fraley, Eliot Ness
Actors: Kevin Costner, Sean Connery, Robert De Niro
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Untouchables” is a crime drama film set during the Prohibition era, following federal agent Eliot Ness as he assembles a team to take down the notorious gangster Al Capone in Chicago. The film showcases their relentless pursuit of justice and the dangerous obstacles they face in their mission to bring down the untouchable crime lord.

Carlito’s Way

Carlito's Way
Carlito's Way
Internet Movie Database: 7.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 84%
Metacritic: 66/100
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Runtime: 144 min
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Awards: 2 wins & 9 nominations
Writer: Edwin Torres, David Koepp
Actors: Al Pacino, Sean Penn, Penelope Ann Miller
Language: English, Spanish, French
Country: United States
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Carlito’s Way is a crime drama film about a former drug lord, Carlito Brigante, who tries to leave his criminal past behind and start a new life but finds himself pulled back into the dangerous world he once knew. As he navigates through loyalty, betrayal, and redemption, Carlito must confront the consequences of his actions and make choices that will determine his ultimate fate.

Black Mass

Black Mass
Black Mass
Internet Movie Database: 6.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 73%
Metacritic: 68/100
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Runtime: 123 min
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Awards: 6 wins & 24 nominations
Writer: Mark Mallouk, Jez Butterworth, Dick Lehr
Actors: Johnny Depp, Benedict Cumberbatch, Dakota Johnson
Language: English
Country: United States, United Kingdom
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The Black Mass movie is about the true story of notorious Boston gangster James “Whitey” Bulger and his alliance with the FBI, showcasing the rise and fall of his criminal empire and the corruption within law enforcement.

American Hustle

American Hustle
American Hustle
Internet Movie Database: 7.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 92%
Metacritic: 90/100
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Runtime: 138 min
Genre: Crime, Drama
Awards: Nominated for 10 Oscars. 70 wins & 227 nominations total
Writer: Eric Warren Singer, David O. Russell
Actors: Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper
Language: English, Arabic
Country: United States, China
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“American Hustle” is a crime-comedy film that follows two con artists who are forced to work with an FBI agent to bring down corrupt politicians and mobsters in 1970s America. As they navigate through a web of deception and personal relationships, their loyalties and identities are tested in a high-stakes game of power and survival.

Gangster Squad

Gangster Squad
Gangster Squad
Internet Movie Database: 6.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 31%
Metacritic: 40/100
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Runtime: 113 min
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Awards: 5 nominations
Writer: Will Beall, Paul Lieberman
Actors: Sean Penn, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Gangster Squad is a crime film set in 1949 Los Angeles, following a group of police officers who form a secret task force to take down a powerful mob boss. The squad engages in a dangerous and intense battle against corruption and organized crime, risking their lives to protect their city.”

The Irishman

The Irishman
The Irishman
Internet Movie Database: 7.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 95%
Metacritic: 94/100
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Runtime: 209 min
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Awards: Nominated for 10 Oscars. 73 wins & 357 nominations total
Writer: Steven Zaillian, Charles Brandt
Actors: Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci
Language: English, Italian, Latin, Spanish, German
Country: United States
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“The Irishman” is a crime drama film directed by Martin Scorsese. It follows the life of Frank Sheeran, a truck driver turned hitman, as he becomes involved with the Bufalino crime family and recounts his alleged involvement in the disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa.

Scarface

Scarface
Scarface
Internet Movie Database: 8.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 79%
Metacritic: 65/100
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Runtime: 170 min
Genre: Crime, Drama
Awards: 8 nominations
Writer: Oliver Stone, Howard Hawks, Ben Hecht
Actors: Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Steven Bauer
Language: English, Spanish
Country: United States
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The Scarface movie is about a Cuban immigrant named Tony Montana who rises to power as a drug lord in Miami, but his greed and violent nature ultimately lead to his downfall.

Public Enemies

Public Enemies
Public Enemies
Internet Movie Database: 7.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 68%
Metacritic: 70/100
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Runtime: 140 min
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime
Awards: 1 win & 14 nominations
Writer: Ronan Bennett, Michael Mann, Ann Biderman
Actors: Christian Bale, Johnny Depp, Christian Stolte
Language: English
Country: United States, Japan
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“Public Enemies” is a crime drama film that follows the story of notorious bank robber John Dillinger and the FBI’s pursuit to bring him to justice during the Great Depression. The movie explores the cat-and-mouse game between Dillinger and FBI agent Melvin Purvis, showcasing the rise and fall of a charismatic criminal and the efforts to capture him.

Road to Perdition

Road to Perdition
Road to Perdition
Internet Movie Database: 7.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 81%
Metacritic: 72/100
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Runtime: 117 min
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 23 wins & 82 nominations total
Writer: Max Allan Collins, Richard Piers Rayner, David Self
Actors: Tom Hanks, Tyler Hoechlin, Paul Newman
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Road to Perdition” is a crime drama film about a hitman who goes on a journey of revenge with his young son after his family is murdered by a mob boss. As they evade the mob and the law, they form a bond and confront the consequences of their actions.

Eastern Promises

Eastern Promises
Eastern Promises
Internet Movie Database: 7.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 89%
Metacritic: 83/100
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Runtime: 100 min
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 28 wins & 74 nominations total
Writer: Steven Knight
Actors: Naomi Watts, Viggo Mortensen, Armin Mueller-Stahl
Language: English, Russian, Turkish, Urdu
Country: United Kingdom, Canada, United States
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Eastern Promises is a crime thriller film about a British midwife who becomes entangled in the dangerous world of the Russian mafia in London after discovering a diary that could expose their secrets. She seeks the help of a mysterious and ruthless Russian mobster to protect herself and uncover the truth.

A Most Violent Year

A Most Violent Year
A Most Violent Year
Internet Movie Database: 7.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 90%
Metacritic: 79/100
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Runtime: 125 min
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Awards: 15 wins & 52 nominations
Writer: J.C. Chandor
Actors: Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain, David Oyelowo
Language: English, Spanish
Country: United States, United Arab Emirates
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“A Most Violent Year” is a crime drama set in New York City during the winter of 1981, following an ambitious immigrant and his wife as they struggle to maintain their business while navigating a web of corruption and violence. It explores the moral dilemmas they face and their efforts to stay true to their principles in a dangerous and cutthroat environment.

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