Movies like Crazy Joe

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Crazy Joe (1974)
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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: rough, bleak, serious, captivating, realistic, suspenseful, cult film
Plot: prison, gangsters, crimes, heist, gang, psychopath, restaurant, crime, murder, store, society, criminal heroes, deadly, godparent, bandit, jail, mafia, prison riot, police officer killed, exploitation, traffic policeman, true crime, gangster, wetting pants, police shootout ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, italy

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Most similar movies to Crazy Joe

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and rough films with plots about crimes, crime, murder, gangsters, criminal heroes, deadly and dishonesty mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Crazy Joe: Laws of Gravity (1992), Breaking Point (1976), One Eyed King (2001), Hell's Kitchen (1998), The Professor (1986). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Laws of Gravity (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Jimmy and Jon are a couple of Brooklyn guys who somehow never found their way into workaday society; they never found their way into big-time crime, either.
Style: rough, suspenseful, bleak, realistic, serious ...
Plot: arms dealing, social misfits, life is a bitch, society, gangsters, crime, crimes, deadly, criminal heroes, misfit, drug dealing, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.9
 247
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: 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 ⇓
88%
 5.6
 403
One Eyed King (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Residents of Manhattan's Hell's Kitchen attempt to balance family and friendship against the harsh street life that unfolds around them
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: gangsters, gang, crimes, crime, gangster, irish mob, irish american
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
Hell's Kitchen (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When a robbery goes awry, the bandits all end up in a puddle of blood and only one lives and goes to jail for five years. Upon his release, the girlfriend wants her new boyfriend to kill him. Only trouble is the boyfriend knows that the fault was ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: crime gone awry, murder, friendship, haunted by the past, crimes, dishonesty, gang, drug dealing, life is a bitch, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, gangsters ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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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 ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: italy, new york, napoli italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 7.0
 2K
Bella Mafia (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Don Roberto Luciano turns informer for the biggest Mafia trial in history, but his family pays a terrible price.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: gangsters, mafia, murder, monastery, revenge, filicide, family life, crime, betrayal, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.3
 110
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, realistic, serious
Plot: kidnapping, murder, gangsters, deadly, graphic violence, nudity (full frontal - brief), rescue, crimes, danger, crime, hitman, drugs ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: sicily, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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 ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: milan italy, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.0
 454
West 32nd (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: South Korea, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When John Kim, an ambitious young lawyer, takes on a pro bono case to exonerate a fourteen-year-old boy from a first degree murder charge, he finds a world he never knew existed in the underbelly of Manhattan - the Korean underworld.
Style: atmospheric, tense, captivating, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: gangsters, lawyer, ambition, crimes, mafia, fish out of water, murder, korean american, rivalry, danger, hotshot lawyer, blind ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city, manhattan new york city, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak, controversial ...
Plot: prisoner, criminal, bank robber, gangsters, murder, kidnapping, crimes, gang, master criminal, confined, romancing a criminal, prison ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: italy, europe, milan italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.3
 10K
Hoodlum (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In 1934, the second most lucrative business in New York City was running "the numbers". When, Madam Queen, the powerful woman who runs the scam in Harlem, is arrested. Ellsworth "Bumpy" Johnson takes over the business and must ...
Style: stylized, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, violence, murder, blood, bandit, dutch, crime, crimes, rich and poor, interracial relations, deadly, rivalry ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, harlem, illinois, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 4.9
 495
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
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: mind game, mystery, criminal heroes, unlikely criminals, psychopath, deadly, crime gone awry, rivalry, betrayal, criminal's revenge, dishonesty, mentally challenged ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 4.8
 569
Weapons (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Weapons presents a series of brutal, seemingly random youth-related killings over the course of a weekend in a typical small town in America, and tragically reveals how they are all interrelated.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, working class, vengeance, life is a bitch, youth, deadly, criminal heroes, society, small town, homecoming, murder, reunion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Eddie's friends are numerous, but the term friends is suspect. As a small time hood Eddie is about to go back to jail. In order to escape this fate he deals information on stolen guns to the feds. Simultaneously he is supplying arms to his bank ...
Style: bleak, rough, disturbing, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: snitch, neo noir, heist, gangsters, informant, arms dealing, rivalry, government agency, life is a bitch, tough heroes, hockey, small time ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, courtroom drama, gang, rivalry, rebellion, police investigation, criminal heroes, dishonesty, law enforcement, legal, gangsters, witnessing a crime ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Honor Thy Father (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Joseph Bologna stars as Bill Bonanno in this made-for-television adaptation of the controversial bestseller from Gay Talese, chronicling the rise of New York's infamous Bonanno organized crime family. When his father disappears in 1964 and Bill ...
Style: cynical, serious, realistic, rough, semi documentary
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, deadly, crime, gays and lesbians, crimes, gangsters, ambition, tough heroes, killer, mafia, white horse, execution ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1967
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.7
 583
Cool Money (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Charismatic thief Bobby Comfort escapes from prison, clears himself of all charges, and returns to a home life he finds unsatisfying. Though he is devoted to his wife and daughter, his old life comes calling, both figuratively and literally, in the ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Plot: gang, heist, criminal heroes, cons and scams, dishonesty, crimes, law enforcement, jail, hotel, prison, crime, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 6.0
 8K
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
Plot: gangsters, friendship, betrayal, murder, crime, crimes, 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 ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Death Collector (1976)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A kid from the neighborhood goes to work for the Mafia as a collector.
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, crime, gangsters, tough law enforcer, deadly, danger, kids in trouble, hitman, disorder, dishonesty, gang, criminal heroes ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Story of a Latino Godfather (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: In the streets of East Los Angeles, Manny is a formidable drug dealer. Impressed by his extravagant lifestyle and prowess, his young son, Kilo, yearns to follow in his footsteps. Kilo resolves to learn how to prosper in the drug world, and his new ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime boss, gangsters, prison, prison life, juvenile delinquency, criminal heroes, crimes, life is a bitch, deadly, drug dealing, gang, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.9
 82
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, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, murder, partners against crime, dishonesty, deadly, golden years, police detective, police corruption, police station, heist, partners, mystery ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.8
 773
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: rivalry, crimes, lone wolves, criminal's revenge, hitman, tough heroes, graphic violence, vengeance, murder, profanity, gangsters, crime ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Movie in collections
 7.3
 462
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: suspenseful, stylized, atmospheric, rough, realistic ...
Plot: gangsters, gang, yakuza, heroes, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, uninhibited rivalry, murder, graphic violence, criminal heroes, society ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story (2004)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Redemption tells the story of Stan "Tookie" Williams, founder of the Crips L.A. street gang. Story follows his fall into gang-banging, his prison term, and his work writing children's novels encouraging peace and anti-violence ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, uplifting, bleak ...
Plot: redemption, death row, prison, gang, gangsters, human spirit, hopes, crimes, lethal injection, murder, deadly, journalism ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, future, 80s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.7
 850
Penitentiary (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A hitchhiker named Martel Gordone gets in a fight with two bikers over a prostitute, and one of the bikers is killed. Gordone is arrested and sent to prison, where he joins the prison's boxing team in an effort to secure an early parole and to ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, bleak, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, false accusation, boxing, criminal heroes, rivalry, gang, dishonesty, society, confined, crimes, manhunt, fugitives ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
New Jersey Drive (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: New Jersey Drive is a 1995 film about black youths in Newark, New Jersey, the unofficial "car theft capital of the world". Their favorite pastime is that of everybody in their neighborhood: stealing cars and joyriding. The trouble starts ...
Style: serious, disturbing, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: juvenile delinquency, gang, brutality, murder, police, crimes, police investigation, teenage life, vengeance, criminal heroes, deadly, drug dealing ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 70s
Place: new jersey, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.0
 479
Sinatra Club (2010)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Brutal and celebrated Mafia gangster John Gotti (Danny Nucci) schemes, shoves and murders his way to the top of that world in this gritty biography told from the perspective of Salvatore Polisi (Jason Gedrick), who owns the Sinatra Club, where ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, gang, ambition, crimes, criminal heroes, rise to the top, dishonesty, gang leader, heist, tough guy, crime boss ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, italian mafia, gangsters, murder, hitman, anti hero, law enforcement, anti heroes, legal, special agents, tough law enforcer, crimes ...
Time: 1960s, 1920s, 1930s, 1950s, 1940s ...
Place: europe, italy, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Once in the Life (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Once in the life (of drug dealing and organized crime), can anyone get out? During a brief jail stay, two half-brothers, who have rarely seen each other while growing up, connect. One of them, called 20/20 Mike because he can sense people nearby, ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough ...
Plot: prison, law enforcement, crime gone awry, gang, heist, friendship, criminal heroes, dishonesty, best friends, life is a bitch, unlikely criminals, gangsters ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%