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The Don Is Dead (1973)
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The Don Is Dead (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After his mistress is murdered a Mafia leader goes after the killer with a bloody vengeance. Soon after the hunt begins, a gang war ensues.
Style: exciting, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, hitman, betrayal, murder, mafia, crimes, vengeance, gang, heroes, love triangle, contests and competitions, drug dealing, crime, frame up, vigilantism, danger, one man army, dishonesty, criminal heroes, gory, deadly, siblings relations, rivalry, showbiz, leadership ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, florida, las vegas, nevada

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Most similar movies to The Don Is Dead

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and rough films with plots about crimes, murder, gangsters, crime, rivalry, hitman and violence mostly in Thriller, Crime and Action genres. Some movies like The Don Is Dead: Fist of the Warrior (2007), Walking the Edge (1985), The Outfit (1973), Mr. Majestyk (1974), Dead Man Down (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Fist of the Warrior (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: First-class assassin Lee Choe (Pak) has spent years working for the mob. When his handler turns on him by killing his girlfriend and framing him for the murder, Lee stops at nothing to seek revenge. He fights back with a vengeance and violently ...
Style: serious, dark, bleak, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, crimes, danger, gangsters, fighting crime, murder, violence, dark past, lone wolves, alcohol abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Walking the Edge (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A Los Angeles taxi driver helps a distraught young woman on the run from gangsters after they murder her husband and young son.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, vengeance, gangsters, taxi driver, rivalry, crimes, crime, deadly, police investigation, manhunt, vigilantism, chases and races ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Outfit (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A two-bit criminal takes on the Mafia to avenge his brother's death. Earl Macklin is a small time criminal who is released from prison after an unsuccessful bank robbery only to discover that a pair of gunmen killed his brother.
Style: serious, realistic, neo noir, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, hitman, revenge, danger, crimes, crime, crime gone awry, rivalry, bookies, prison, brother brother relationship, bank robbery ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 6.8
 8K
Mr. Majestyk (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Watermelon farmer Vince Majestyk (Charles Bronson) goes after the Mob, when they try to strong arm him to use their melon picking crew.
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, suspense, talky, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, organized crime, one man army, vengeance, chase, danger, rivalry, gangsters, vigilante, violence, bullying, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: colorado, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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Dead Man Down (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In New York City, a crime lord's right-hand man is seduced by a woman seeking retribution.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, twists and turns, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, blackmail, criminal's revenge, gangsters, mob boss, crime lord, crime, crimes, mysterious woman, enemy, right hand man, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 5.2
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Get Carter (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Remake of the British classic. Jack Carter, a mob enforcer living in Las Vegas, travels back to his hometown of Seattle for his brother's funeral. During this visit, Carter realizes that the death of his brother was not accidental, but a ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: hitman, murder, ritual, gangsters, vengeance, rivalry, lone wolves, criminal heroes, crime, criminal's revenge, deadly, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, seattle, las vegas, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Code of Silence (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A Chicago cop is caught in a middle of a gang war while his own comrades shun him because he wants to take an irresponsible cop down.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, martial arts, chase, police, mafia, fight, gangsters, revenge, danger, heroes, rescue, undercover ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, texas, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Carlito's Way: Rise to Power (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Jay Hernandez (Friday Night Lights), Mario Van Peebles (Ali), Luis Guzmán (Carlito's Way) and Sean Combs (Monster's Ball) star in the gripping tale of the early years of gangster legend Carlito Brigante. Seduced by the power of the brutal ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, gang, drug dealing, police corruption, vengeance, crimes, betrayal, best friends, master criminal, rivalry, tragic hero, law enforcement ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: new york, usa, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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Payback (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: With friends like these, who needs enemies? That's the question bad guy Porter is left asking after his wife and partner steal his heist money and leave him for dead -- or so they think. Five months and an endless reservoir of bitterness later, ...
Style: neo noir, twists and turns, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, money, robbery, organized crime, betrayal, mafia, crimes, criminal heroes, anti hero, gangsters, dishonesty, disorder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, chicago illinois, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 5.7
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Stick (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Ernest (Stick) Stickley just out of prison agrees to help a friend deliver a package. It's a setup and his friend is killed. Stick is going to find out why!
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, murder, gangsters, betrayal, revenge, best friends, rivalry, crime, crimes, deadly, investigation, vengeance ...
Time: 80s
Place: miami, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Across 110th Street (1972)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In a daring robbery, some $300,000 is taken from the Italian mob. Several mafiosi are killed, as are two policemen. Lt. Pope and Mattelli are two New York City cops trying to break the case. Three small-time criminals are on the run with the money. ...
Style: neo noir, bleak, cynical, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime, crimes, urban ghetto, tough heroes, r&b, urban, social decay, interracial relations, violence spree, law enforcement, obsessive quest ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, harlem, usa, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Hell Up in Harlem (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Tougher than Shaft and smoother than Superfly, this high-voltage sequel to Black Caesar explodes with enough action to incinerate New York City. Packed with machine-gun mayhem and riveting adventure, Hell Up in Harlem is nothing less than a ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, police corruption, grizzly bear, criminal heroes, dishonesty, clergy, urban, racism, city life, violence spree, vengeance, urban ghetto ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, harlem, usa, harlem manhattan new york city, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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The Hitman (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After surviving an attempt on his life by his former partner, officer Cliff Garrett (Norris) exacts revenge on those who wronged him by going undercover as a hit man. He works to gain the reputation and trust needed in order to be accepted by the ...
Style: exciting, realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, martial arts, undercover, fighting crime, undercover cop, special agents, revenge, mafia, crimes, gang, working undercover, one man army ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, seattle, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Run and Kill (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A man (Fatty) returns home to find his wife with another man. He goes to a bar and begins to drink, waking up the next day to find that he owes a mafioso money for killing his wife. Not wanting to pay the money, he enlists a malitia organization ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, hitman, rivalry, police investigation, deadly, crime, criminal's revenge, dishonesty, crimes, danger, lone wolves, one man army ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: vietnam, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Payback: Straight Up (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: With friends like these, who needs enemies? That's the question bad guy Porter is left asking after his wife and partner steal his heist money and leave him for dead -- or so they think. Five months and an endless reservoir of bitterness later, ...
Style: neo noir, realistic, rough, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, betrayal, prostitute, criminal's revenge, fish out of water, theft, crime gone awry, gangsters, dishonesty, confined, heist, destiny ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
The Outside Man (1972)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A French hit man is hired by a crime family to end the life of a rival mobster, but things fall apart when the boss who hired him is killed.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, hitman, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, fish out of water, culture clash, tough heroes, disorder, criminal heroes, dishonesty, organized crime ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, paris france, california, europe, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Federal Protection (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: "Chop Chop" Frankie Carbone has made a career out of stealing cars for the mob in Chicago. An attempted assassination by a mob boss goes badly and Frankie retaliates, only to wind up in the hands of the Feds. Frankie agrees to testify ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, touching, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, gangsters, hidden identity, social decay, dishonesty, crime, criminal's revenge, crimes, deadly, rivalry, fish out of water, cons and scams ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois, arkansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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22 Bullets (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Charly Matteï has turned his back on his life as an outlaw. For the last three years, he's led a peaceful life devoting himself to his wife and two children. Then, one winter morning, he's left for dead in the parking garage in ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, criminal's revenge, violence, chase, murder, policewoman, hospital, investigation, bandit, left for dead, revenge, cemetery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, marseille, provence
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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The Family (1970)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Italy, France, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A hitman is double-crossed by his girlfriend and barely escapes a murder attempt. He then sets out to take his revenge on the woman and the gang boss who put her up to it.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, vengeance, murder, femme fatale, hitman, revenge, frame up, chase, danger, heroes, lone wolves, gangsters ...
Time: 60s
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Scenes of the Crime (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A young man about to get married earns extra cash by driving a local mobster, but things go awry when the mobster is shot dead by a rival crime boss.
Style: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful, neo noir
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, betrayal, crimes, crime gone awry, rivalry, deadly, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, gangsters, gang, dishonesty, danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Deadly Outlaw: Rekka (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After Kunisada's Yakuza leader and father figure is brutally murdered, he and his best friend go on a two-man mission to avenge his death, killing other Yakuza leaders leading to a final confrontation by the old man's killers..
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, stylized, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, danger, murder, gangsters, betrayal, police investigation, criminal's revenge, vigilantism, vengeance, lone wolves, gang, partners ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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Revenge (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Michael ‘Jay’ Cochran has just left the Navy after 12 years and he's not quite sure what he's going to do, except that he knows he wants a holiday. He decides to visit Tiburon Mendez, a powerful but shady Mexican businessman who he ...
Style: sexy, serious, suspense, erotic, intense ...
Plot: betrayal, dangerous attraction, love triangle, couple relations, adultery, vengeance, desert, extramarital affair, infidelity, unfaithful wife, friendship, revenge ...
Time: 80s, 1990s, 90s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 6.5
 2K
Contraband (1980)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Cigarette smugglers in Naples run into problems with cocaine operations being set up by a rival smuggler. Full of violence, including a women's face being burned off with a blow torch and a graphic rape scene.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, chase, gangsters, gang, crimes, law enforcement, rivalry, drug dealing, track down, deadly, tough heroes, police investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe, napoli italy, naples italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Bangkok Dangerous (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Thailand
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The movie is about a deaf-mute hitman and his partner. Trouble begins when he starts a relationship with a young woman.
Style: tense, rough, suspenseful, intense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, fall in love, friendship, gangsters, love affair, mute or deaf, danger, deadly, rivalry, killer, assassination, vengeance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: thailand, asia, tokyo, bangkok thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 7.3
 19K
Point Blank (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After being double-crossed and left for dead, a mysterious man named Walker single-mindedly tries to retrieve the rather inconsequential sum of money that was stolen from him.
Style: neo noir, surreal, suspenseful, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, vengeance, betrayal, gangsters, anti heroes, anti hero, left to die, crimes, crime, tough heroes, dishonesty, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, san francisco, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Beyond Hypothermia (1996)
Genre: Action, Romance, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, South Korea
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A mysterious and highly successful hitwoman in Hong Kong is paid to assassinate top-level crime bosses. After beginning a relationship with a noodle vendor, she decides to travel to South Korea to complete one last job. Unfortunately, the dead ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, stylized, neo noir
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, assassination, hitman, survival, vengeance, track down, crimes, betrayal, crime, gang, criminal heroes, danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, asia, korea, cambodia, seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Truth or Consequences, N.M. (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Raymond Lembecke (Vincent Gallo) is a con just out of prison after serving time for selling drugs for his mob boss Tony Vago (Rod Steiger). (Lembecke was innocent and took the rap for Vago.) Lembecke thinks Vago owes him big time so, when his former ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, exciting, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, on the road, prison, heist, crime gone awry, gangsters, hitman, robbery, chase, on the run, crimes, crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, new mexico, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.7
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Black Luck (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A hitman in hiding struggles to keep his monsters at bay when his dark past comes calling. Some days your LUCK just goes BLACK.
Style: bloody, suspense, suspenseful, exciting, tense
Plot: blood, hitman, revenge, brother brother relationship, mafia, torture, interrogation, fight scenes, violence, brutality, crime boss, murder ...
Time: 21st century
Place: midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Marked for Death (1990)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Just retired from the Drug Enforcement Agency, John Hatcher returns to his hometown and quickly discovers that drugs have infiltrated his old neighborhood. Determined to drive the dealers out, Hatcher crosses paths with a ferocious Jamaican drug ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, drug dealing, murder, danger, vengeance, revenge, crimes, crime, family, rivalry, against the odds ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, west indies, jamaica, caribbean ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 5.8
 11K
Next of Kin (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Truman Gates, a Chicago cop, sets out to find his brother's killer. Meanwhile, another of his brothers, Briar (a hillbilly) decides to find the killer himself.
Style: rough, exciting, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: vigilantism, police investigation, murder, vengeance, crimes, crime, tough law enforcer, justice, gangsters, brother brother relationship, death of brother, complex characters ...
Time: 80s
Place: kentucky, chicago illinois, usa, appalachia, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%