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: cosa nostra, kidnapping, murder, gangsters, crimes, heroes, confined, prison life, crime, ambition, rise and fall, dishonesty, law enforcement, isolation, criminal heroes, deadly, rivalry, tough heroes, prison, police, hitman, female nudity, court, crime boss, betrayal ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: italy, new york, napoli italy

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, rough and suspenseful films with plots about crime, crimes, criminal heroes, murder, gangsters, deadly and rivalry mostly in Drama, Crime and Biography genres. Some movies like The Professor: Corleone (2007), Gotti (2018), The Violent Four (1968), The Valachi Papers (1972), Gotti (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Corleone (2007)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
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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: rough, captivating, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, criminal heroes, cosa nostra, mafia, crimes, bribery, notoriety, cat and mouse, organized crime, prison, murder, corruption ...
Time: 40s, 80s, 20th century, 70s, 60s ...
Place: italy, sicily, palermo italy
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Gotti (2018)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: John Gotti rises to the top of the New York underworld to become the boss of the Gambino crime family. His life takes a tumultuous turn as he faces tragedy, multiple trials and a prison sentence.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, gangsters, betrayal, profanity, godfather, violence, family relations, crime, parents and children, crimes, danger, ambition ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century, year 2002, year 1984 ...
Place: usa, new york
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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: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: car chase, criminal heroes, heist, deadly, manhunt, chases and races, tough heroes, gangsters, criminal's revenge, crime, chase, gang ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: milan italy, italy
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40%
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: serious, realistic, tense, bleak, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, italian mafia, gangsters, murder, hitman, anti hero, crimes, deadly, confined, dishonesty, fugitives, fighting the system ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1960s, 1930s, 1920s ...
Place: italy, europe, new york
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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, serious, rough
Plot: crime boss, gangsters, blind ambition, ambition, legal, life is a bitch, law enforcement, deadly, rise and fall, testimony, city life, criminal heroes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
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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: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: kidnapping, murder, gangsters, deadly, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence, danger, rescue, crime, crimes, gangster, drugs ...
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: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rise and fall, gangsters, police investigation, gunfight, jail, crimes, criminal heroes, gang, rivalry, murder, prohibition, street shootout ...
Time: 20s, 1920s, 1930s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
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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: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, friendship, betrayal, murder, crimes, crime, vengeance, criminal heroes, tough heroes, blind ambition, dishonesty, organized crime ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 1910s
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, las vegas ...
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32%
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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: bleak, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: gangsters, prison, criminal heroes, psychopath, godparent, restaurant, heist, crimes, gang, society, crime, deadly ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: serious, stylized, rough, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, police investigation, gang, criminal heroes, crimes, crime, rivalry, partners, leadership, law enforcement, ransom, drug dealing ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 70s, 90s, 20th century ...
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Excellent Cadavers (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Fact based story about the political battle that was waged against the Mafia in Sicily during the late 1980's and early 1990's. Chazz Palminteri plays Giovanni Falcone, a crusading prosecutor who tried to use money trails as a way to ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: cosa nostra, tough law enforcer, legal investigation, fighting crime, investigation, dishonesty, politics, crimes, rivalry, murder, courtroom drama, police corruption ...
Time: 80s, 1990s, 90s, 20th century
Place: sicily, europe, italy
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30%
Bonded by Blood (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In 1995, drug suppliers and career criminals Tony Tucker, Patrick Tate and Craig Rolfe were blasted to death by a shot gun whilst waiting in a Range Rover in Rettendon, Essex. The film charts their rise to become the most prolific dealers and feared ...
Style: tense, rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, rise and fall, rivalry, gangsters, dishonesty, criminal heroes, crimes, vengeance, deadly, drug dealing, betrayal, ambition ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: europe, england
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29%
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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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, murder, law enforcement, partners against crime, mystery, crime, police detective, police corruption, police station, heist, deadly, amateur detective ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
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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: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, cult film
Plot: gangsters, murder, criminal's revenge, deadly, criminal heroes, crime, nudity (full frontal - brief), dishonesty, betrayal, crimes, rivalry, strong violent content ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe
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28%
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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: rough, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: rivalry, family relations, vengeance, murder, parents and children, drug dealing, dishonesty, betrayal, deadly, prostitute, crimes, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe
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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: rough, sincere, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: gangsters, ambition, social decay, political corruption, deportation, legal, law enforcement, crimes, rivalry, life is a bitch, deadly, crime ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 50s, 40s, 20th century ...
Place: italy, sicily, usa, europe, new york
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Angel of Evil (2010)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, France, Romania
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Set in Italy in the 1970s, VALLANZASCA is the true story of the Italian underworld’s most infamous outlaw. A criminal by age 9, Renato Vallanzasca grew up to become the country’s most notorious mobster before the age of 27. Vallanzasca and his ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, bleak, realistic, controversial ...
Plot: bank robber, prisoner, criminal, gangsters, murder, kidnapping, crimes, master criminal, gang, confined, romancing a criminal, bandit ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: italy, europe, milan italy
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27%
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: tense, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, rise and fall, murder, criminal heroes, ambition, rivalry, gang, master criminal, undercover, going straight, downfall, police corruption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, florida
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27%
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McVicar (1980)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: John McVicar was a London Bad Boy. he graduated to armed bank robbery and was Britain's "Public Enemy No. 1". He was captured and put into a high security prison. Will even the highest security prison be able to hold him? This is the ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough
Plot: prison, criminal, prison life, rise and fall, human spirit, heist, life is a bitch, crimes, confined, escape, tough heroes, fugitives ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Crime of the Century (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In 1932, the nation was shocked when the 14-month-old son of Charles Lindberg was kidnapped, held for ransom, and murdered. Two years later, Bruno Richard Hauptmann was arrested, convicted, and executed. This film dramatizes the investigation ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: kidnapping, courtroom drama, missing person, dishonesty, babies and infants, legal action, law enforcement, fighting the system, false accusation, prison, murder, who done it ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
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26%
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, realistic, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gang, courtroom drama, life is a bitch, idealism, police corruption, deadly, law enforcement, legal, leadership, hitman, police detective ...
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26%
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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, danger, chase, heroes, murder, kidnapping, blackmail, assassination, crimes, dishonesty, rescue, rivalry ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, rome italy, milan italy, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Butcher's Son (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Dominican Republic
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A cop works against his country's corrupt government in order to find justice on a case.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: uncover truth, rivalry, crimes, political corruption, danger, hitman, vengeance, haunted by the past, heroes, betrayal, dishonesty, vigilantism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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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, realistic, serious
Plot: crime, rivalry, crimes, deadly, tough heroes, hitman, vengeance, murder, graphic violence, profanity, criminal's revenge, lone wolves ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa
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25%
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The Preacher (2004)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Different solution new movie ;-) The Preacher tells the story about the rise and fall off a dutch mafiaboss. The movie is based on the story of Klaas Bruinsma.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, controversial ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, gangsters, dishonesty, betrayal, assassination, deadly, hitman, murder, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, gunfight, kickboxing, urban ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, 90s
Place: amsterdam, holland
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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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, strait jacket, criminal heroes, legal, deadly, graphic violence, city life, heist, against the odds, urban, criminal's revenge, fighting crime ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy
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25%
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Bloodlines (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: After Elaine Hopkin is found dead, apparent an OD suicide, her firstborn Mark wouldn't even inform his dad James Hopkin, who was locked up for murder. Kid sister Justine, a cocky uniformed cop, goes visit him, only to learn he was just ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, rough
Plot: investigation, murder, mystery, law enforcement, dishonesty, danger, crimes, deadly, intrigue, rivalry, righting the wronged, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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24%
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: captivating, exciting, suspenseful, rough, stylized ...
Plot: betrayal, prison, gang, chaos and mayhem, prison life, graphic violence, ambition, crimes, rivalry, criminal's revenge, crime, buddies ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, hiroshima japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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The Gang (1977)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In 1945, as World War Two comes to a close, five small time crooks unite to form a gang. After several bold robberies they become notorious as "the front-wheel drive gang". The police attempt to stop their crime spree with little success, ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, law enforcement, police investigation, crime, dishonesty, chase, gang, criminal heroes, chases and races, heist, crimes, marriage ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Jack Reed: One of Our Own (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Jack Reed investigates a young woman whom he and his wife take into their household when she turns out to be targeted by unknown assassins.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: murder, chases and races, law enforcement, deadly, witnessing a crime, woman in danger, fugitives, danger, crime, dishonesty, crimes, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
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