Movies like The Palermo Connection

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The Palermo Connection (1990)
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The Palermo Connection (1990)
Original name: Dimenticare Palermo
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Carmine Bonavia wins election as the mayor of New York on a promise to legalize drugs. After the election, he marries Carrie and goes to his ancestral home of Sicily for their honeymoon. In his hotel, he meets Il Principe, a Sicilian prince who has spent years confined to the hotel because he crossed the Mafia. Amid the beauties of Sicily Carmine discovers that men of power will stop at nothing to prevent the legalization of drugs, which threatens their business.
Style: exciting, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, politics, italian mafia, mafia, wedding, crimes, hip hop, graphic violence, rebellion, frame up, society, nudity (full frontal - brief), drug dealing, law enforcement, strong violent content, drug abuse, campaign, against the odds, political corruption, dishonesty, state affairs, corruption, drug trade, honeymoon, war on drugs ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: italy, new york, sicily, palermo italy

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and rough films with plots about crimes, dishonesty, murder, gangsters, deadly, law enforcement and rivalry mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Palermo Connection: Excellent Cadavers (1999), Blood Ties (1986), The Bodyguards (1993), The Fighter (1983), What the Eye Doesn't See (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: suspense, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: gangsters, mafia, italian mafia, cosa nostra, organized crime, historical figure, italian history, battles, tough law enforcer, legal, politics, state affairs ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century
Place: sicily, europe, italy
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Blood Ties (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 125 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, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Plot: italian mafia, kidnapping, murder, gangsters, rescue, crimes, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence, drugs, mafia, hitman, deadly ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: sicily, italy
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The Bodyguards (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The film shows the difficulties of an honest, imperiled judge and his bodyguard of four men, trying to clean up a Sicilian town. Corrupt local politicians, working hand-in-hand with the Mafia, will stop at nothing to prevent exposure of their ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: italian mafia, gangsters, organized crime, assassination, politics, life turned upside down, police corruption, political corruption, political conspiracy, legal action, dishonesty, legal ...
Time: 90s
Place: sicily, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 6.3
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The Fighter (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Jacques Darnay has served 8 years for robbing a jeweller. Now he is out of prison and looking for his loot worth 6 million francs.
Style: neo noir, serious, realistic, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, murder, ex convict, diamond, warden, chase, criminal's revenge, crimes, on the run, criminal heroes, law enforcement, rivalry ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
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What the Eye Doesn't See (2003)
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama
Country: Peru
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Through out six different and yet parallel stories that take place during the corrupted goverment during the 90s in Peru, Lombardi tells the moral decomposition that ran through all classes and generations of the peruvian society.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful, mind bending
Plot: politics, murder, political corruption, political unrest, crimes, dishonesty, state affairs, society, government, manipulation, corruption, multiple storylines ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: peru, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Illustrious Corpses (1976)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A detective (inspector Rogas) is assigned to investigate the mysterious murders of some Supreme Court judges. During the investigation he discovers a complot that involves the Italian Communist Party. (IMDb)
Style: gloomy, realistic, serious, tense, bleak ...
Plot: italian politics, conspiracy, police, politics, serial killer, italian mafia, murder, twists and turns, political conspiracy, political corruption, police investigation, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Bankers of God: The Calvi Affair (2002)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A reconstruction of the bankruptcy of the Banco Ambrosiano bank and its liaisons with the Vatican and the Masonry through its president Roberto Calvi, notoriously found dead under the Blackfriars Bridge in London in June 1982.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: freemason, conspiracy, fighting the system, political corruption, politics, mafia, bank, uncover truth, manipulation, gangsters, crimes, legal ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, london, palermo italy, switzerland, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
We Still Kill the Old Way (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Italy
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A leftist professor wants the truth about two men killed during a hunting party; but the mafia, the Church and corrupt politicians don't want him to learn it.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: police, gangsters, italian mafia, mafia, investigation, love triangle, assassination, uncover truth, dishonesty, society, fighting the system, life is a bitch ...
Time: 60s
Place: italy, sicily, europe, palermo italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 20th century, 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cosa nostra, gangsters, mafia, italian mafia, female nudity, police, camorra, murder, kidnapping, tough heroes, rise and fall, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Badge 373 (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: When his partner is killed, tough Irish detective Eddie Ryan (Robert Duvall) vows to avenge the death, whatever the cost. As he begins unraveling clues, his behavior becomes so outrageous that he's obliged to turn in his badge, but the ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, puerto rico
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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The Sicilian (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Egocentric bandit Salvatore Guiliano fights the Church, the Mafia, and the landed gentry while leading a populist movement for Sicilian independence.
Style: intense, serious, realistic, suspense, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: teens
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Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful, rough
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Country: Italy
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Street Smart (1987)
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Duration: 97 min.
Story: A New York journalist lies when his fake story about a pimp describes a real pimp up for murder.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Blood Ties (2013)
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Style: serious, clever, cynical, suspense, realistic ...
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Able Danger (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Tom Flynn, the idealist owner of a left-leaning radical café/bookstore and the quixotic publisher of a hard hitting 911 conspiracy expose, finds himself entangled with a mysterious Eastern European beauty, Kasia, who is on the run from strong hand ...
Style: neo noir, realistic, serious, suspenseful, political thriller
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Action Man (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An American (Robert Stack) talks a retired French crook (Jean Gabin) into robbing a bank, but kidnappers demand the loot as ransom.
Style: realistic, serious, cynical, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, restaurant, bank, kidnapping, confined, crime gone awry, rescue, criminal heroes, gang, going straight, clergy, unlikely criminals ...
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Thailand, France
Duration: 105 min.
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Style: neo noir, serious, tense, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
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Open Doors (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 108 min.
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Style: suspenseful, serious, disturbing, suspense, political ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Breaking Point (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
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Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
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Plot: conspiracy, murder, dishonesty, law enforcement, uncover truth, legal, legal investigation, partners, unlikely partners, redemption, strong violent content, gang leader ...
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
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Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, gang, murder, dishonesty, heist, disorder, criminal's revenge, on the run, crime gone awry, crimes, criminal heroes, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Max & Jeremie (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Even among bombers and murderers, there is a social ladder, a hierarchy to climb. Jeremie is a mere bomber who blows up people and places for mobsters in Paris. He may not look it, scruffy lad that he is, but he is a sensitive fellow, and he feels ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, stylized
Plot: gangsters, graphic violence, hitman, retiring, criminal heroes, crimes, immaturity, police brutality, police, violence, murder, train ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 8K
F.I.S.T. (1978)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Johnny Kovak joins the Teamsters trade-union in a local chapter in the 1930s and works his way up in the organization. As he climbs higher and higher his methods become more ruthless and finally senator Madison starts a campaign to find the truth ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, serious, rough, psychological ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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The Amateur (1981)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A researcher for the CIA who convinces his superiors to send him to the eastern bloc in order to avenge the murder of his wife by enemy agents discovers a web of deception underneath his wife's death.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: espionage, spy, revenge, law enforcement, politics, intrigue, hostage, murder, graphic violence, heroes, dishonesty, assassination ...
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Manuscripts Don't Burn (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Iran
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Khosrow and Morteza set out on a mission to kill someone. The assassination ought to be arranged as a suicide. At the last minute however, they are obliged to change their initial plans…
Style: suspenseful, realistic, tense, serious, rough ...
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Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.1
 1K
Diamond 13 (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, Belgium, Luxembourg
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A cop goes up against his lifelong friend, who has become one of the city's biggest drug traffickers.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, exciting, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, dishonesty, crimes, buddies, law enforcement, partners, tough law enforcer, graphic violence, police corruption, friends, alcohol abuse, betrayal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe
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