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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, mafia, crimes, female nudity, mob boss, hitman, betrayal, murder, heroes, gang, love triangle, frame up, vigilantism, showbiz, leadership, vengeance, rivalry, drug dealing, contests and competitions, godparent, siblings relations, one man army, dishonesty, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes ...
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 serious, realistic, suspenseful and rough films with plots about gangsters, crimes, murder, rivalry, hitman, revenge and vengeance mostly in Crime, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like The Don Is Dead: Fist of the Warrior (2007), Walking the Edge (1985), The Outfit (1973), Mr. Majestyk (1974), Get Carter (2000). 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, suspense, bleak, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, hitman, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, crimes, fighting crime, gangsters, murder, redemption, violence, dark past, medieval ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles
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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: neo noir, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: auto mechanic, taxi driver, woman with a gun, teenager, gangsters, vengeance, murder, hitman, psychopath, crime gone awry, criminal's revenge, manhunt ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ 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: neo noir, serious, realistic, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, revenge, prison, hitman, crime gone awry, crimes, rivalry, bank robbery, chase, murder, brother brother relationship, mob boss ...
Time: future, 70s, 20th century
Place: st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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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, suspense, talky, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, gangsters, organized crime, vengeance, vigilante, violence, bullying, violent, one man army, arms dealer, assassin, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: colorado, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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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: stylized, realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: gangsters, hitman, murder, vengeance, lone wolves, brutality, revenge, rivalry, criminal heroes, crimes, criminal's revenge, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, las vegas, seattle
⇓ 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, twists and turns, exciting, rough, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, gangsters, blackmail, crimes, mob boss, guilt, deception, vigilantism, secrets, mysterious woman, kidnapping, enemy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, suspense, intense, stylized, melancholic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, crimes, mafia, police, revenge, fight, chase, gangsters, police officer, hitman, police investigation, gang ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois, texas, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 7.1
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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, suspense, twists and turns, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, revenge, money, mafia, robbery, crimes, organized crime, gangsters, betrayal, greed, violence, criminal heroes ...
Time: future, 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, chicago illinois, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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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: serious, realistic, stylized, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, drug dealing, gang, mafia, crimes, best friends, betrayal, master criminal, police corruption, vengeance, tragic hero, ambition ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: neo noir, exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crimes, exploitation, african american, kidnapping, grizzly bear, police corruption, violence spree, city life, vengeance, racism, tough heroes ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, harlem, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, ex convict, albino, criminal, assassin, revenge, murder, betrayal, gangsters, death, thief, new life ...
Time: 80s
Place: miami, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Marked for Death (1990)
Genre: Action, 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: suspense, exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, aikido, murder, lone hero, vengeance, family, vigilante, violence, brutality, drug dealing, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, latin america, colombia, west indies ...
⇓ 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, sexy, realistic, cynical, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crimes, racism, murder, mafia, brutality, police investigation, police corruption, police, organized crime, robbery, violence ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, harlem, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Revenge (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
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, erotic, suspense, intense, emotional ...
Plot: betrayal, love triangle, dangerous attraction, revenge, couple relations, adultery, vengeance, extramarital affair, friendship, desert, infidelity, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ 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: realistic, exciting, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, crimes, fighting crime, special agents, martial arts, undercover, revenge, mafia, gang, working undercover, one man army, drug dealing ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, gangsters, fish out of water, law enforcement, crimes, disorder, tough heroes, culture clash, criminal heroes, dishonesty, organized crime, bandit ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, paris france, usa, france, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, vengeance, revenge, prostitute, criminal's revenge, gangsters, crime gone awry, dishonesty, confined, fish out of water, theft, criminal heroes ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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The Family (1970)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Italy, France, USA
Duration: 108 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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, revenge, car chase, femme fatale, murder, vengeance, chase, unlikely partners, gang, law enforcement, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 60s
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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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: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, erotic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, betrayal, crimes, crime gone awry, coitus, female nudity, criminal heroes, gang, dishonesty, gangsters, rivalry, criminal's revenge ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ 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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, touching, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, gangsters, social decay, dishonesty, criminal's revenge, rivalry, crimes, hidden identity, fish out of water, cons and scams, criminal heroes, master criminal ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois, arkansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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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: crimes, brutality, child killed, hitman, murder, gangsters, criminal's revenge, life is a bitch, lone wolves, gang, police investigation, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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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, brutal, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, gangsters, organized crime, vengeance, betrayal, crimes, left to die, hitman, mafia, violence, violent, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, future, 60s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, san francisco
⇓ 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, suspense, twists and turns, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, vengeance, revenge, criminal's revenge, gangsters, violence, murder, revenge plot, police investigation, organized crime, police, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, marseille, provence, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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The Stone Killer (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A Los Angeles detective is sent to New York where he must solve a case involving an old Sicilian Mafia family feud.
Style: neo noir, exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, war veteran, showdown, surveillance, gunfight, brainwashing, murder, hitman, chase, vengeance, anti war ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, asia, usa, vietnam, mojave desert ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 4.4
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Setup (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A group of friends plan out a detailed heist that turns deadly when one betrays the other by taking off with the goods. Taking matters into his own hands, Sonny seeks out his revenge teaming up with the most dangerous mob boss in town to get back ...
Style: realistic, exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gangsters, dishonesty, crimes, crime gone awry, betrayal, criminal heroes, prisoner, criminal, disorder, partners, criminal's revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Death Wish 4: The Crackdown (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After the death of his girlfriend's daughter from a drug overdose, Paul Kersey (Charles Bronson) takes on the local drug cartel.
Style: sexy, unusual plot structure, neo noir, splatter, melancholic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, vigilante, vigilantism, hospital, gang, fight, murder, gunfight, drugs, gangsters, brutality, violence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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, yakuza, murder, betrayal, gangsters, vigilantism, criminal's revenge, police investigation, partners, master criminal, gang, chase ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Illegal Tender (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: After the gangsters who killed his father come to settle a score, a teenage boy and his mother turn the tables on the killers - one Latino family's quest for honor and revenge as the hunted become the hunters.
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the run, pregnancy, haunted by the past, gang, crimes, vigilantism, rivalry, drug dealing, revenge, murder, death of father, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: puerto rico, usa, latin america, new york, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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, suspenseful, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, exploitation, organized crime, italian mafia, twin towers, serial killer, disorder, hitman, kids in trouble, rivalry, gang ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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: intense, tense, rough, suspenseful, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, gangsters, violence, fall in love, friendship, vengeance, love affair, killer, mute or deaf, rivalry, assassination, one man army ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: thailand, tokyo, bangkok thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%