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Confessions of a Police Captain (1971)
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Confessions of a Police Captain (1971)
Original name: Confessione di un commissario di polizia al procuratore della Repubblica
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 Franco Nero and Martin Balsam who is caught up in suffocating and incriminating big city "corruption." Nero tries desperately to bring an elusive criminal to justice who has been a thorn in his side for many years. This cop has a tough decision to make; does he turn in his partner or turn his head? The film won the Golden Prize at the Moscow International Film Festival in 1971 and the Prix lntemational de l'Academie du Cinema at the Étoile de Cristal Awards in 1972.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing, tragic ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, strait jacket, crimes, heist, crime, graphic violence, against the odds, legal, society, urban, fighting crime, dishonesty, law enforcement, criminal heroes, city life, deadly, rivalry, criminal's revenge, gang violence, gunshot, prison, police, violence, truck, mafia ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, rough and suspenseful films with plots about crimes, crime, rivalry, dishonesty, law enforcement, deadly and criminal heroes mostly in Crime, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like Confessions of a Police Captain: The Violent Professionals (1973), Cement (2000), The Mack (1973), Syndicate Sadists (1975), Gang War in Milan (1973). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: violent death, car chase, crime, undercover, vigilantism, vengeance, urban, working undercover, graphic violence, nudity (full frontal - brief), danger, rivalry ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, italy
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Cement (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: What's the bond between partners, between brothers, and between spouses? In L.A., Bill Holt handcuffs Sean Rickhart inside a rebar frame for a freeway pillar at a construction site; Bill's going to bury Sean in quick-drying cement. Guided ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing ...
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Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
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66%
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The Mack (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Goldie returns from five years at the state pen and winds up king of the pimping game. Trouble comes in the form of two corrupt white cops and a crime lord who wants him to return to the small time.
Style: stylized, suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prostitute, pimp, criminal's revenge, partners, criminal heroes, rise and fall, interracial relations, vengeance, cons and scams, urban, starting over, crime ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, california, oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, tough heroes, investigation, criminal heroes, vengeance, vigilantism, death in the family, graphic violence, heroes, deadly, one man army, crime ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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, dishonesty, betrayal, crimes, deadly, crime, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes, nudity (full frontal - brief), strong violent content, urban ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe
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The Professor (1986)
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 ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, kidnapping, cosa nostra, law enforcement, heroes, deadly, criminal heroes, prison life, prison, isolation, rivalry, rise and fall ...
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Place: italy, new york, napoli italy
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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: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, vigilante, mafia, rebellion, blind ambition, legal, gangsters, law enforcement, gang, dishonesty, deadly, on the run ...
Time: 70s
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: serious, realistic, exciting, non-linear, rough ...
Plot: car chase, chases and races, chase, gangsters, gang, criminal heroes, tough heroes, heist, crime, law enforcement, deadly, rivalry ...
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The Tough Ones (1976)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
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Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Spanish Judges (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A con-artist hires two low-lifes to cover him during a deal, ending with three criminals, two dueling pistols, and one night they'll never forget
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Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Crazy Joe (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: bleak, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: prison, gangsters, godparent, deadly, crime, society, gang, restaurant, psychopath, store, heist, murder ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 82 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, microfilm
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.8
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The Badge (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense, rough
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Duration: 128 min.
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Style: realistic, rough, bleak, serious
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 94 min.
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Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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43%
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Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough, bleak
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic, serious ...
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40%
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Duration: 90 min.
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Style: rough, serious, realistic, psychotronic, cult film
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Time: 80s, 60s, 90s, 70s, 20th century ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
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Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Country: India
Duration: 157 min.
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Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
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Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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My Kingdom (2001)
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Country: Italy, UK
Duration: 117 min.
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Style: rough, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: rough, bleak, suspenseful, realistic, serious
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.6
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Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
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Style: bleak, rough, gloomy, realistic, serious ...
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Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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