Movies About Smuggling

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The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

The Shawshank Redemption
★★★★
★★★★
3.7 out of 4 stars

From Frank Darabont, starring Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton, William Sadler
Rated R

The Shawshank Redemption is a 1994 American drama film directed, written and produced by Frank Darabont. It is based on the Stephen King novella, Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption. The film tells the story of Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins), a banker wrongly convicted of murder who is sentenced to life in the fictional Shawshank State Penitentiary. During his time in prison, Andy befriends a fellow inmate, Ellis "Red" Redding (Morgan Freeman), and finds himself protected by the guards after the warden begins using him for his financial acumen. As decades pass, Andy and Red adjust to life in prison and make the most of their circumstances, despite the harsh environment. After nearly two decades of imprisonment, Andy engineers a daring escape and reunites with Red on the outside. The film is considered one of the greatest films of all time, and was nominated for seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Actor in a Leading Role (Robbins). It has enjoyed immense critical and commercial success, becoming the highest-grossing film of 1994 and earning multiple awards and honors, including multiple Academy Award nominations, a Grammy Award nomination for Best Soundtrack Album, and a Golden Globe nomination for Best

Goodfellas (1990)

Goodfellas
★★★★
★★★★
3.5 out of 4 stars

From Martin Scorsese, starring Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci, Lorraine Bracco
Rated R

Goodfellas is a 1990 crime drama directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci and Lorraine Bracco. In the film, Henry Hill (Liotta) and his friends Tommy DeVito (Pesci) and Jimmy Conway (De Niro) become involved in the mob-controlled Mafia criminal underworld of New York City. Henry works his way up the ranks of the Lucchese crime family, and soon he and his crew are making money and enjoying the perks that come with it. However, their illegal activities eventually lead to conflict with the other Mafia families, and Henry is forced to choose between loyalty to the mob or a life of crime. The film follows Henry's rise and fall, as well as his struggles to keep his family and friends together amid the violence and chaos.

The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

The Wolf of Wall Street
★★★★
★★★★
3.3 out of 4 stars

From Martin Scorsese, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie, Matthew McConaughey
Rated R

The Wolf of Wall Street is a 2013 biographical black comedy crime film directed by Martin Scorsese, based on the memoir of the same name by Jordan Belfort. It stars Leonardo DiCaprio as Belfort, a greedy Wall Street stockbroker who engages in a number of illegal schemes in pursuit of quick money and power. Over the course of the movie, Belfort engages in a number of schemes, including insider trading and money laundering, which eventually leads to his downfall. The movie follows Belfort’s rise and fall, as well as explores themes of corruption, greed, and excess. The Wolf of Wall Street received five Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, Best Actor (DiCaprio), and Best Director (Scorsese).

Blood Diamond (2006)

Blood Diamond
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Edward Zwick, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Djimon Hounsou, Jennifer Connelly, Kagiso Kuypers
Rated R

Blood Diamond is a 2006 American adventure-thriller film directed by Edward Zwick and starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Djimon Hounsou, and Jennifer Connelly. The plot follows a fisherman, Solomon Vandy (Hounsou), from Sierra Leone whose family is torn apart when his son is conscripted by the Revolutionary United Front rebel group during their civil war. Solomon teams up with diamond smuggler Danny Archer (DiCaprio) to recover a rare pink diamond that will provide enough money to buy his family's freedom. Along the way, they join forces with an American journalist (Connelly), and the trio soon faces difficult moral decisions as they brave the harsh environment of war-torn Sierra Leone. In the end, Solomon uses the diamond for its intended purpose and is reunited with his family.

Iron Man (2008)

Iron Man
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Jon Favreau, starring Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Terrence Howard, Jeff Bridges
Rated PG-13

Iron Man is a 2008 superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Paramount Pictures. Directed by Jon Favreau, the film stars Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark, a billionaire industrialist and genius inventor who is kidnapped and forced to build a devastating weapon. Instead, using his intelligence and ingenuity, Tony builds a high-tech suit of armor and escapes captivity. Once back home, he decides to upgrade and don the armor as Iron Man in order to protect the world. With his new suit, Stark embarks on a mission to stop the enemy and save the world from destruction. Along the way, he discovers the answer to the question that has secretly haunted him: does the man make the suit or does the suit make the man?

Lord of War (2005)

Lord of War
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Andrew Niccol, starring Nicolas Cage, Ethan Hawke, Jared Leto, Bridget Moynahan
Rated R

Lord of War is a 2005 crime drama directed by Andrew Niccol, starring Nicolas Cage as Yuri Orlov, an ambitious arms dealer who rises to the top of the world's arms trade. The story follows Orlov over a period of 20 years as he creates a vast international network and becomes a powerful figure in the illegal arms market. Along the way, he not only has to contend with government interference, but also his own conscience as he witnesses the destruction and suffering caused by his weapons. He eventually comes face-to-face with the harsh realities of his business, and the choices he must make to survive.

Jackie Brown (1997)

Jackie Brown
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Quentin Tarantino, starring Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Forster, Bridget Fonda
Rated R

Jackie Brown is a crime drama centered around an aging flight attendant, Jackie Brown, who is caught between two forces; an ATF agent, Ray Nicolette, and an arms dealer, Ordell Robbie. To make ends meet, Jackie Brown smuggles money from Ordell, and when caught, she is forced to help the ATF take down Ordell as part of a plea bargain. With the help of her friend, Max Cherry, a bail bondsman, Jackie hatches an elaborate plan to outwit both Ordell and the ATF, and keep the money for herself. In the end, Jackie's plan succeeds and she escapes scot-free with her newfound wealth.

Sin Nombre (2009)

Sin Nombre
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Cary Joji Fukunaga, starring Paulina Gaitan, Marco Antonio Aguirre, Leonardo Alonso, Karla Cecilia Alvarado
Rated R

Sin Nombre is a 2009 drama film directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, starring Paulina Gaitan, Edgar Flores, and Diana Garcia. The film follows two young people whose lives intersect on their journey from Central America to the United States. Sayra (Gaitan) is a teenage Honduran girl who dreams of a better life in the US, and her father has arranged for her to make the journey north with a smuggler. At the same time, Willy (Flores) is a young teenage gang member from Mexico who is secretly fleeing from his gang. Along the way, Sayra and Willy develop a bond of friendship as they both face dangers on their journey, including the dangerous Mara Salvatrucha gang. Despite the odds, the two ultimately make it to the US, and their lives are forever changed.

American Made (2017)

American Made
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Doug Liman, starring Tom Cruise, Domhnall Gleeson, Sarah Wright, Jesse Plemons
Rated R

War Dogs (2016)

War Dogs
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Todd Phillips, starring Jonah Hill, Miles Teller, Steve Lantz, Gregg Weiner
Rated R

Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018)

Sicario: Day of the Soldado
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Stefano Sollima, starring Benicio Del Toro, Josh Brolin, Isabela Merced, Jeffrey Donovan
Rated R

Charlie Wilson's War (2007)

Charlie Wilson's War
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Mike Nichols, starring Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams
Rated R

The Zookeeper's Wife (2017)

The Zookeeper's Wife
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Niki Caro, starring Jessica Chastain, Johan Heldenbergh, Daniel Brühl, Timothy Radford
Rated PG-13

We're the Millers (2013)

We're the Millers
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Rawson Marshall Thurber, starring Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Aniston, Emma Roberts, Ed Helms
Rated R

Syriana (2005)

Syriana
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Stephen Gaghan, starring George Clooney, Matt Damon, Amanda Peet, Kayvan Novak
Rated R

The Expendables (2010)

The Expendables
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Sylvester Stallone, starring Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren
Rated R

 



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