Movies like The Professor 1986

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The Professor (1986)
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The Professor (1986)
Original name: Il camorrista
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 171 min.
Story: Vaguely inspired to the real story of boss of the Camorra's bosses Raffaele Cutolo, this is the story of the criminal career of "Il professore" (the professor). He is in prison, and by there he is able to build, step by step, an empire founded on murders and drugs. He starts a war to destroy all the old Camorra bosses and becoming the new "boss of the bosses". With his sister's help he manages to evade from prison and escape in New York. Here he starts immediately a new relationship with "Cosa Nostra" (Italian American Mafia). He is going to seat on the peak of the most powerful criminal organization, and the Italian authorities are almost impotent.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, murder, prison, gangsters, crimes, heroes, confined, prison life, crime, ambition, rise and fall, dishonesty, law enforcement, criminal heroes, isolation, deadly, rivalry, tough heroes, cosa nostra, hitman, female nudity, crime boss, betrayal, judge, organized crime ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: italy, new york, napoli italy

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out rough, realistic, serious and suspenseful films with plots about crime, crimes, criminal heroes, gangsters, murder, rivalry and deadly mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Professor: The Violent Four (1968), Blood Ties (1986), Capone (1975), Corleone (2007), Crazy Joe (1974). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Violent Four (1968)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A detective is assigned to head a manhunt for four violent bank robbers.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, serious, rough
Plot: car chase, crimes, manhunt, gang, tough heroes, criminal heroes, crime, rivalry, chase, heist, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: italy, milan italy
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Blood Ties (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 240 min.
Story: An innocent American engineer is blackmailed by gangsters into a plot to assassinate his cousin, who is a judge in Sicily fighting the Mafia.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: murder, kidnapping, rescue, danger, crimes, gangsters, crime, deadly, drugs, gangster, mafia, hitman
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: sicily, italy
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Capone (1975)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The story of the rise and fall of the infamous Chicago gangster Al Capone and the control he exhibited over the city during the prohibition years.
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rise and fall, gangsters, prohibition, gunfight, police investigation, crimes, tough heroes, rivalry, gang, criminal heroes, murder, brutality ...
Time: 20s, 1930s
Place: usa
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Corleone (2007)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Il Capo dei Capi (The Boss of the Bosses) is a six-part Italian miniseries which debuted on Canale 5 between October and November 2007. It tells the story of Salvatore Riina, alias Totò u Curtu, a mafioso boss from Corleone, Sicily. Riina is played ...
Style: captivating, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, criminal heroes, cosa nostra, crimes, bribery, cat and mouse, notoriety, crime, corruption, murder, prison ...
Time: 40s, 60s, 50s, 80s, 70s ...
Place: italy, sicily, palermo italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Crazy Joe (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The rise and fall of a Mafia gangster, based on the life of murdered New York gangster "Crazy" Joey Gallo.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, captivating, serious, bleak ...
Plot: prison, society, store, crimes, gangsters, criminal heroes, crime, gang, psychopath, restaurant, murder, deadly ...
Time: 70s
Place: italy, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Blood in the Streets (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 111 min.
Story: An Italian prison official's wife is kidnapped, and the kidnappers demand that a notorious prisoner be released in order for the man to get his wife back. He gets the man released - but then kidnaps him himself, in order to ensure that the ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, danger, kidnapping, chase, murder, blackmail, crime gone awry, woman in danger, psychopath, crimes, criminal heroes, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Gang War in Milan (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A Milan pimp faces off against a ruthless and greedy French gangster whom wants to unite organized crime in Italy.
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: murder, criminal's revenge, crime, gangsters, crimes, criminal heroes, deadly, dishonesty, betrayal, urban, rivalry, gang war ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
The Valachi Papers (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When Joe Valachi (Charles Bronson) has a price put on his head by Don Vito Genovese (Lino Ventura), he must take desperate steps to protect himself while in prison. An unsuccessful attempt to slit his throat puts him over the edge to break the ...
Style: realistic, rough, bleak, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 1920s, 1960s, 1940s, 1930s, 1950s
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Gotti (1996)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: John Gotti, the head of a small New York mafia crew breaks a few of the old family rules. He rises to become the head of the Gambino family and the most well-known mafia boss in America. Life is good, but suspicion creeps in, and greed, ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious
Plot: crime boss, blind ambition, gangsters, crimes, unfulfillment, city life, testimony, journalism, dishonesty, deadly, law enforcement, betrayal ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Mobsters (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The story of a group of friends in turn of the century New York, from their early days as street hoods to their rise in the world of organized crime...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 1920s, 1930s, 1910s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, las vegas, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.9
 78
Brass (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The Chief of Detectives of the New York Police Department, is a tough cop who has worked his way up the ladder from being on a beat.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, fighting crime, law enforcement, partners, heist, police investigation, police detective, murder, police station, police corruption, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Confessions of a Police Captain (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Confessions of a Police Captain (Italian: Confessione di un commissario di polizia al procuratore della repubblica, also known as Confessions of a Police Commissioner to the District Attorney) is an Italian crime-drama film about a cop starring ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, heist, urban, society, criminal's revenge, legal, rivalry, dishonesty, fighting crime, deadly, against the odds, law enforcement ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Kings of Crime (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, France, UK
Duration: 152 min.
Story: The Lebanese has a dream: to conquer the underworld of Rome. To carry out this feat without precedent he puts together a ruthless and highly organized gang. Their progress and changes in leadership take place over 25 years, from the 1970s into the ...
Style: stylized, serious, rough, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, police investigation, gang, ransom, gangsters, crime, rivalry, partners, leadership, law enforcement, drug dealing, inspector ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, 20th century ...
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Battles Without Honor and Humanity (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the teeming black markets of postwar Japan, Shozo Hirono and his buddies find themselves in a new war between factious and ambitious yakuza...
Style: exciting, captivating, suspenseful, stylized, serious ...
Plot: betrayal, prison, gang, criminal's revenge, crimes, chaos and mayhem, crime, criminal heroes, gangsters, ambition, deadly, prison life ...
Time: 40s, 20th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, hiroshima japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Boss of Bosses (2001)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The story of the rise and fall of the powerful New York City organized crime boss, Paul Castellano.
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rise and fall, murder, hitman, law enforcement, godparent, gangsters, criminal's revenge, working undercover, unfulfillment, legal investigation, criminal heroes, blind ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Breaking Point (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The Mafia tries to take revenge against a man who testified against them in court.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 70s
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Hit Man (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Bernie Casey portrays Tyrone and Pamela Grier plays a sultry skin-flick star in this first Americanized remake of the iconic Michael Caine action film Get Carter. From Watts to the West Side, from porno parlors to a high-rise, from motel dives to a ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: criminal heroes, lone wolves, criminal's revenge, murder, deadly, hitman, tough heroes, vengeance, rivalry, crimes, crime, gangsters ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Triads: The Inside Story (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Li Man-Ho comes to Hong Kong after his father's death following a double crossed peace meeting at the hands of a rival gang. The family's business begins to crumble as rival organizations stir violence and trouble in acknowledgment of this ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, assassination, gangsters, violence spree, criminal heroes, tough law enforcer, unfulfillment, lone wolves, heroes, gang, going straight, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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The Violent Professionals (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: With or without help from law enforcement officers, a lone individual decides to crack down on the syndicate.
Style: realistic, rough, serious, exciting, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: violent death, investigation, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, working undercover, crimes, gangsters, crime, chases and races, vengeance, urban, undercover ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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The Wolves (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 131 min.
Story: After going to prison for killing the boss of the Kanno gang, Seji Iwahashi (Tatsuya Nakadai) gets released early -- only to find that his former gang has merged with the Kannos. But with bitter resentments lingering on both sides, how long will it ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, stylized, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: gang, yakuza, crimes, uninhibited rivalry, gangsters, tough heroes, dishonesty, deadly, society, criminal heroes, heroes, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Men of Respect (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In this modern day version of Shakespeare's Macbeth, a hitman heeds a spiritualist's prophesies that he will rise to the head of his family. He starts his ascension by clandestinely executing the heads of the family and casting the blame ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, crimes, gangsters, tough heroes, rivalry, dishonesty, murder, ambition, betrayal, violence, fortune teller, mob boss ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Penitentiary II (1982)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An ex-con, on parole and trying to straighten his life out, decides to resume his boxing career when one of his prison enemies escapes and kills his girlfriend.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, fugitives, crime, contests and competitions, wrongfully committed, crimes, life is a bitch, uninhibited rivalry, criminal heroes, tough heroes, injustice, ambition ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Syndicate Sadists (1975)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A biker's brother is killed while investigating the kidnapping of a young boy, the byproduct of a war between two crime families. The biker vows to get revenge by finding the kidnapped boy and destroying the two families.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, criminal's revenge, crime, gangsters, lone wolves, vengeance, vigilantism, rivalry, investigation, one man army, tough heroes, death in the family ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Perfect Witness (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A witness to a mob killing has second thoughts about testifying when he realizes his family might become a target.
Style: disturbing, psychological, rough, bleak, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, witness, courtroom, confined, witnessing a crime, life is a bitch, dedicated lawyer, crimes, chases and races, crime, prison, murder ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Women's Prison (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young woman about to get married discovers all too late that her spouse has mafia connections, when violence breaks out during her wedding. Caught up in the crossfire Lynn gets arrested and thrown into a women's prison.
Style: serious, bleak, rough, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: prison, crimes, kids in trouble, frame up, one man army, prison life, fighting the system, dishonesty, law enforcement, wrongfully committed, confined, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Witness to the Mob (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Sammy 'The Bull' Gravano was mafiosi. He started out as a soldier, but his talent for murder, including the slayings of his best friends, his wife's brother and his own boss, Paul Castellano, saw him rise to under-boss in the Gambino ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gang, courtroom drama, crimes, deadly, leadership, dishonesty, law enforcement, legal, police corruption, police detective, police investigation ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Partners in Crime (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Gene Reardon (Hauer) is a twice-divorced police detective who lives with his daughter. When a well-heeled local man is kidnapped, the FBI is called in, which introduces Longsworth (played by Paulina Porizkova). Longsworth happens to have been ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: kidnapping, murder, rivalry, righting the wronged, private detective, femme fatale, investigation, who done it, crimes, confined, uncover truth, crime ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Lucky Luciano (1973)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, France, Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Lucky Luciano is one of the bosses of the Mafia. He orders the slaughter of 40 other responsibles, therefore becoming the only boss. But a few years later he is put into jail. In 1946, he got a pardon and is sent back to Sicilia. There, he begins ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, sincere, talky ...
Plot: ambition, criminal heroes, crime, crimes, life is a bitch, gangsters, political corruption, law enforcement, deadly, social decay, rivalry, legal ...
Time: 40s, 50s, 30s, 20th century, 1940s ...
Place: sicily, italy, usa, europe, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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My Kingdom (2001)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: Italy, UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A powerful dynasty, headed by a charismatic, manipulative father, falls when he decides to hand over his criminal empire to his three corrupt and power-hungry daughters. Kath runs a brothel down by the docks, Tracy owns a soccer team and Jo, a ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, tense
Plot: dishonesty, family relations, drug dealing, rivalry, vengeance, urban, aging, murder, prostitute, betrayal, deadly, manipulations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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The Upper Hand (1966)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In Paris, a gold smuggler is at war with other local gangsters who want piece of the action. Then the mob shows up and makes things worse. And an undercover US Treasury Department agent is trying to infiltrate the smuggle business.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: unemployment, journalism, gang, rescue, government agency, disorder, law enforcement, dishonesty, rivalry, criminal heroes, special agents, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: europe, cuba, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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