Movies like The Most Beautiful Wife

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The Most Beautiful Wife (1970)
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The Most Beautiful Wife (1970)
Original name: La moglie più bella
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Based on the story of Franca Viola and Filippo Melodia. In Sicily, as a Mafia boss leaves for prison, he advises Vito, a young man who's his potential successor, to marry a virtuous and poor woman. Vito's eye settles on Francesca, only 15, but lovely and self-possessed. Among her virtues are high self worth and forthright speech, so although she falls in love with Vito, she won't bow down to him. Believing he's losing face, he has his boys kidnap her and he rapes her. Then, he tells her he'll still marry her. Instead, she files charges. Her parents, brother, and neighbors refuse to support her. Will she break?
Plot: forced marriage, rape, mafia, marriage, prostitute, strong female character, lawyer, death, family relations, kidnapping, seduction, violence against women, teenage girl, deception, farm, poverty, marriage proposal, desperation, father daughter relationship, loss of virginity, fire, brawl, boss, pride, arson ...
Time: 70s
Place: italy, sicily, sicily italy

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Most similar movies to The Most Beautiful Wife

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspense and suspenseful films with plots about mafia, murder, assassination, crimes, police, crime and death mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Most Beautiful Wife: Pizza Connection (1985), A Judge of Honor (2004), Mafia (1968), The Big Family (1973), Desperate Crimes (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Pizza Connection (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Mario (Placido), an Italian American who manages a pizzeria in NYC, is charged with an assassination of a judge in Palermo. He leaves the States, comes back to Sicily and recruit Michele, his younger brother, for some help. Michele is a good guy not ...
Plot: mafia, police escort, police, carabinieri, prostitute, brother brother relationship, police officer bombed, gun, boss, sicilian, cosa nostra, pizzeria ...
Place: sicily, new york, palermo italy
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95%
Confessions of a Police Captain (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Confessions of a Police Captain (Italian: Confessione di un commissario di polizia al procuratore della repubblica, also known as Confessions of a Police Commissioner to the District Attorney) is an Italian crime-drama film about a cop starring ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, strait jacket, criminal heroes, legal, deadly, graphic violence, city life, heist, against the odds, urban, criminal's revenge, fighting crime ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
A Judge of Honor (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 180 min.
Story: In 1980 Paolo Borsellino was appointed with the preliminary investigations and the task of setting up a team which would later become the famous anti-mafia pool, investigating into the criminal activities of various mafia bands, in particular the ...
Plot: judge, mafia, police officer, carabinieri, true crime, police officer bombed, police officer killed, bomb, police officer shot, assassination, italian police, police lineup ...
Place: italy, sicily
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Mafia (1968)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A Police Officer faces difficulties when investigating a Mafia murder in a small Sicilian town. A businessman is murdered for refusing to join a Mafia-controlled group and although he suspects the Mafia are involved he can find no witnesses or ...
Plot: mafia, murder, card game, police investigation, carabinieri
Place: italy, sicily
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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The Big Family (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Two mafia bosses, Don Antonio Marchesi and Don Peppino Scalise, battle over building contracts in Palermo.
Plot: organized crime, mafia, italian american, sicilian, police, corruption, mob boss, police uniform stolen, police officer shot, police shootout, police officer
Time: 70s
Place: italy, sicily
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Desperate Crimes (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In the large industrial port of an Italian city - sailors, women, black market traffickers, sleazy nightclubs, and dingy narrow alleys make up a world of danger, where a young American girl vanishes without a trace while an Italian man tries to ...
Plot: mob boss, street shootout, brutality, sex, lesbian, lesbianism, rape, murder, prostitute, flashback, italian mafia, mob violence ...
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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The Warning (1980)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: It is a law police officials obey out of fear. A rule chilling in its simplicity. Accept corruption...or die! They have sealed an unholy alliance. The great banks of Europe. And the blackhearted underworld empire. Together, with their matchless ...
Plot: wrist slitting, wedding, drowning, shot in the head, police officer killed, violence, burnt body, car accident, blood splatter, police funeral, police officer shot in the chest, police officer shot in the back ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Godfather: Part III (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 162 min.
Story: In the midst of trying to legitimize his business dealings in 1979 New York and Italy, aging mafia don, Michael Corleone seeks forgiveness for his sins while taking a young protege under his wing.
Style: epic, stylized, saga, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, helicopter, organized crime, assassination, family relations, priest, mob boss, christianity, pope, confession, lawyer ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, year 1980, year 1979
Place: italy, new york, usa, europe, manhattan new york city ...
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46%
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Cry of a Prostitute (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The gangster Tony Aniante in the middle of a feud between two mafia families. He manipulates both families into believing he is on their side and are just waiting for the right moment to take the initiative...
Style: psychotronic, cult film
Plot: revenge, mob boss, conspiracy, mafia, murder, adultery, mini skirt, head bashed in, bloodbath, blood splatter, shot in the leg, female nudity ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Come Into the Light (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A priest (Zingaretti - Inspector Montalbano) attends his new parish only to find the church empty, the locals uninterested and their children rude and abusive. He very gently sets about winning over first the children by providing them with a place ...
Style: captivating, tense, psychological, suspense, factual
Plot: priest, murder, hopes, mafia, church, mob boss, hitman, fighting crime, crimes, rivalry, danger, showdown ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: sicily, italy, sicily italy, palermo italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Free Hand for a Tough Cop (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Free Hand for a Tough Cop (Italian: Il trucido e lo sbirro, also known as Tough Cop) is an Italian poliziottesco-action film directed in 1976 by Umberto Lenzi. In this movie Tomas Milian plays for the first time Sergio Marazzi aka "Er ...
Plot: police, ransom, kidnapping, shot in the back, knife, revenge, train, violence against women, gangster, child murder, hand grenade, shot in the chest ...
Place: rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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A Prophet (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 155 min.
Story: Sentenced to six years in prison, Malik El Djebena (Tahar Rahim) is alone in the world and can neither read nor write. On his arrival at the prison, he seems younger and more brittle than the others detained there. At once he falls under the sway of ...
Style: rough, tense, bleak, atmospheric, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, prison, gangsters, prison life, cruelty, convict, confined, racial slur, respect, guilt, muslim, power struggle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, marseille, paris france, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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, serious, realistic
Plot: kidnapping, murder, gangsters, deadly, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence, danger, rescue, crime, crimes, gangster, drugs ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: sicily, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Boys Cry (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Mirko and Manolo are best friends and live in the suburbs of Rome. They both live in poor conditions with their single parents, are still in school and struggle with occasional odd jobs to make ends meet. Together they share dreams of women, of sex ...
Style: psychological, tense, captivating, realistic
Plot: mafia, criminal, hitman, gang member, criminal gang, gang leader, working class, crimes, murder, best friends, rivalry, society ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: rome italy, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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A Ciambra (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, Brazil, Germany, France, Sweden, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Pio Amato, a 14 year-old member of a small Romani community in Calabria, is in a hurry to grow up. Pio follows his older brother Cosimo everywhere and from him he learns how to hustle and how to navigate the streets of his hometown. One night Pio ...
Style: neorealism, psychological, twists and turns, contemplative, suspense ...
Plot: gypsy, male female relationship, friendship, teenager, family relations, brother sister relationship, non professional cast, father son relationship, petty criminal, chase, betrayal, coming of age ...
Place: italy, southern italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Sicilian Girl (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Inspired to a true story, on November 5th 1991, Rita Atria a young 17-year-old Sicilian girl, goes to see an anti-Mafia judge Paolo Borsellino to denounce the Mafia system that was responsible for the murder of her father and her brother. It is the ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: betrayal, crimes, village, murder, testimony, danger, family life, legal, vengeance, woman in danger, teenage life, whistleblower ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1985, 80s, year 1991 ...
Place: sicily, europe, rome italy, palermo italy, sicily italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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The Godfather (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 175 min.
Story: Spanning the years 1945 to 1955, a chronicle of the fictional Italian-American Corleone crime family. When organized crime family patriarch, Vito Corleone barely survives an attempt on his life, his youngest son, Michael steps in to take care of the ...
Style: captivating, serious, rough, atmospheric, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, organized crime, pride and honor, criminal heroes, gang war, crimes, lawyer, cosa nostra, mob boss, greed, corruption ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 40s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: italy, new york, europe, sicily, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Diary of a Chambermaid (1964)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Celestine has a new job as a chambermaid for the quirky M. Monteil, his wife and her father. When the father dies, Celestine decides to quit her job and leave, but when a young girl is raped and murdered, Celestine believes that the Monteils' ...
Style: bleak, enigmatic, harsh, cynical, biting ...
Plot: master and servant, chambermaid, murder, eccentric family, class differences, rape, marriage, racism, social differences, crimes, life is a bitch, sadism ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: france, paris france, europe, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Shame (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Asta Cadell, a lawyer traveling through the Australian Outback on holiday, stops in a small Western Australian town after her motorcycle breaks down and shacks up with Tim Curtis, the local mechanic, while fixing it. She then becomes involved in ...
Style: suspense
Plot: societal hypocrisy, rape, australian outback, one woman army, gang rape, strong female character, fight for justice, assault, missing person, gang violence, kidnapped, serial rapist ...
Time: quarry
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Bella Bettien (2002)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The gripping story of the Dutch Bettien Martens, based on true facts. After making an incredible career in the international narcotics world during 1984-1992, Bettien was arrested at Piazza Navona in Rome as one of the targets of the International ...
Style: tense, unusual plot structure, captivating, twists and turns, suspenseful
Plot: friendship, mafia, drugs, corruption, drug cartel, drug bust, cocaine, undercover, boss, death, mother daughter relationship, love ...
Place: colombia, mallorca
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Godfather: Part II (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 202 min.
Story: In the continuing saga of the Corleone crime family, a young Vito Corleone grows up in Sicily and in 1910s New York. In the 1950s, Michael Corleone attempts to expand the family business into Las Vegas, Hollywood and Cuba.
Style: captivating, epic, atmospheric, dramatic, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, crimes, criminal heroes, ambition, rise to the top, organized crime, corruption, immigrants, melancholy, casino, mob boss ...
Time: 50s, 40s, 1940s, 1920s, 60s ...
Place: cuba, italy, new york, las vegas, sicily ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Un eroe borghese (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, France, Belgium
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An intriguing look at a sinister web of power,linking politics and the mafia in modern day Italy.
Plot: finance, trial, death threat, politics, police, death, murder, mafia, political scandal, corporation, power, business ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, milan italy, italy, sicily
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Forever Mary (1989)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: Italy
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A teacher discovers his calling. Marco relocates to Palermo from Milan and takes a job teaching in a reform school while he waits for a high school position. He tries to understand and motivate his handful of students, reading them colloquial ...
Style: serious, thought provoking, disturbing, touching, realistic ...
Plot: prison, youth, juvenile delinquent, reformatory, school, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, reform, teachers and students, prison life, transvestism, power relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: italy, sicily, europe, palermo italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Hunted City (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Commissario Paolo Ferro (Maurizio Merli) stars as a (typical) tough cop again. This time he returns to the city of Milan to go after a murder corporation. Acampora (Mario Merola) is believed to be the prime suspect although he later proves to be one ...
Plot: shot in the shoulder, mafia, police officer shot in the chest, police officer, pistol, fire, submachine gun, mexican standoff, gang, violence, undercover cop, kicked in the face ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Placido Rizzotto (2000)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: One man's fight against organized crime proves to have devastating consequences for himself and his loved ones in this drama from Italy. As a young man, Placido Rizzotto (Marcello Mazzarella) saw his father imprisoned by police for a crime he ...
Plot: labor union, shepherd, post war, carabinieri, murder, mafia, assassination
Time: 1940s
Place: italy, sicily, southern italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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She Said No (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A successful career woman is raped by a prominent lawyer. However, when she takes the case to court, it results in a hung jury. When the DA's office declines to retry the case, the lawyer opts to sue the woman for malicious prosecution and ...
Style: suspense
Plot: rape, lawyer, miscarriage of justice, confrontation, accusation, rapist, anger, lawsuit, district attorney, courtroom, police, defamation
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 509
I Am Afraid (1977)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 120 min.
Story: During a wave of political violence in Italy, a policeman who's already survived an assassination is assigned to act as a bodyguard to a morally upright judge. He feels increasingly fearful as the links of the upper echelons of police and ...
Plot: terrorism, listening device, police escort, judge, police officer killed, assassination, police, police officer shot in the chest, investigation, surveillance, police officer, years of lead ...
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Anna: the Pleasure, the Torment (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A beautiful but poor young girl finds all the money and material goods she never had when she becomes the girlfriend of a crime boss, but soon learns that there is a price to be paid for that kind of life.
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious, psychotronic ...
Plot: prostitute, gangsters, bikini, prostitution, gory, crimes, crime, criminal heroes, starting over, vengeance, store, haunted by the past ...
Time: 70s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Worker's Life (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An acknowledged and proven factory worker gets fired after workers' strike.
Plot: factory worker, love, labor strike, supermarket, arrest, unemployment, newsstand, rain, husband wife relationship, death, marriage, father son relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Piranhas (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Six boys race on their scooters through the narrow streets of their Sanità neighbourhood in Naples. They are fearless daredevils, desperate to make money like their role models, and wear designer clothes and the latest sneakers. These 15-year-olds ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, bleak, suspense, disturbing ...
Plot: mafia, criminal, coming of age, camorra, gang, hooliganism, self discovery, rivalry, lifestyle, fistfight, social decay, society ...
Time: 21st century
Place: naples italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%