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: 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: wedding, gangsters, crimes, drug abuse, politics, hip hop, drug dealing, crime, graphic violence, against the odds, rebellion, frame up, campaign, society, political corruption, dishonesty, strong violent content, law enforcement, state affairs, profanity, nudity (full frontal - brief), mafia, corruption, drug trade, honeymoon ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, sicily, italy, palermo italy

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and rough films with plots about crimes, dishonesty, deadly, law enforcement, murder, crime and graphic violence mostly in Thriller, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like The Palermo Connection: American Roulette (1988), The Salamander (1981), State Affairs (2009), Three Men to Destroy (1980), Excellent Cadavers (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
American Roulette (1988)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Carlos Quintas, the democratically-elected president of an unnamed South American country, has been deposed by a military coup. He is in London, the head of a government in exile, rallying international support. He is also a poet of talent and ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting
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Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: london, england
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The Salamander (1981)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An Italian policeman investigates a series of murders involving people in prominent positions. Left behind at each murder scene is a drawing of a salamander. The policeman begins to suspect these murders are linked to a plot to seize control of the ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspense, enigmatic, captivating ...
Plot: murder, politics, police investigation, political conspiracy, political intrigue, mystery, danger, crime, crimes, political corruption, state affairs, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: italy, europe
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State Affairs (2009)
Genre: Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A plane explodes above the Gulf of Guinea. An escort girl is murdered in a Parisian park. Thousands of miles separate these two events, and yet Nora Chahyd, believes there's a connection between them, much to his superiors chagrin. As Nora ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, twists and turns ...
Plot: political thriller, undercover, law enforcement, investigation, deadly, betrayal, dishonesty, politics, political corruption, murder, police detective, hitman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
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Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
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Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, tense, serious ...
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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 ...
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Place: sicily, europe, italy
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The Heavy (2009)
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Country: UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
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Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting ...
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Formosa Betrayed (2009)
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Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In the early 1980s, an FBI Agent is assigned to investigate the murder of a respected professor. Through his investigation, he unearths a spider web of international secrets that has been thriving within college campuses across America for decades. ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, clever, realistic ...
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61%
Who's Got the Black Box? (1967)
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Country: France, Italy, Greece
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The widow of a murdered undercover NATO officer in Greece is the prime suspect in his killing. She finds herself embroiled in a bigger conspiracy about the sabotage of U.S. radar installations while trying to prove her innocence.
Style: rough, bleak, suspenseful, exciting, realistic ...
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Time: 60s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Murder in the Central Committee (1982)
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Country: Spain
Duration: 110 min.
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Style: biting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense
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Party Line (1988)
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Country: USA
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Style: bleak, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Devil's in the Details (2013)
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Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, captivating ...
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Duration: 82 min.
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Duration: 90 min.
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Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense, exciting ...
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Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
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The Amateur (1981)
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Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting ...
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Style: suspenseful, stylized, rough, realistic, serious ...
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41%
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Impunity (2014)
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