Movies like Desperate Crimes

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Desperate Crimes (1991)
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Desperate Crimes (1991)
Original name: Il ritmo del silenzio
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 track her down. On the way, he encounters a strange group of characters: a beautiful and ambitious prostitute, a girl ravaged by drugs, and the ferocious Joe Nerescu who is battling against a rival gang so he can gain control of the port.
Style: neo noir
Plot: sex, lesbian, mafia, gangsters, drugs, bandit, rape, prostitute, italian mafia, female nudity, sex scene, blonde, murder, prostitution, seduction, gunfight, brutality, lesbianism, nudity (full frontal - brief), mob boss, gang violence, flashback, mob violence, bare breasts, kiss ...
Place: italy

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Most similar movies to Desperate Crimes

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious and tense films with plots about female nudity, murder, violence, gangsters, gun, nudity (full frontal - brief) and bare breasts mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Desperate Crimes: Swedish Nympho Slaves (1977), Backstreet Justice (1994), Cry of a Prostitute (1974), Massacre for an Orgy (1966), Hoodlum (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Swedish Nympho Slaves (1977)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Switzerland
Duration: 70 min.
Story: A brothel owner is questioned in the disappearance of the daughter of a wealthy man after she is still not returned, or told of her possible whereabouts, after the $5,000,000 ransom was paid.
Style: erotic, sexploitation film
Plot: missing person, sex, female nudity, erotica, drugs, brothel madam, lesbian sex, ransom, amnesia, drugged, brothel, sex slave ...
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Backstreet Justice (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A P.I. is burdened by her late father's reputation as a corrupt cop.
Style: neo noir, cult film
Plot: maverick cop, murder, police corruption, female gunfighter, policewoman, girl power, karate, fistfight, police shootout, gunfight, police station, martial arts ...
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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, conspiracy, mafia, mob boss, murder, car accident, police, nudity (full frontal - brief), exploitation, caught having sex, rape, violence against women ...
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Massacre for an Orgy (1966)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Luxembourg, France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A police officer attempts to shut down an illegal girls-for-drugs operation (American version).
Plot: white slavery, police, gang, sex, drugs, lesbian, murder, playing footsie, female nudity, lesbianism, prostitute, nudity (full frontal - brief)
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Hoodlum (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In 1934, the second most lucrative business in New York City was running "the numbers". When, Madam Queen, the powerful woman who runs the scam in Harlem, is arrested. Ellsworth "Bumpy" Johnson takes over the business and must ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, murder, bandit, crimes, psychopath, dishonesty, society, criminal heroes, rivalry, gambling, interracial relations, rich and poor ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, harlem, illinois, usa, california
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The Many Saints of Newark (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Young Anthony Soprano is growing up in one of the most tumultuous eras in Newark, N.J., history, becoming a man just as rival gangsters start to rise up and challenge the all-powerful DiMeo crime family. Caught up in the changing times is the uncle ...
Style: captivating, disturbing, suspense, tense, neo noir ...
Plot: mafia, gangsters, bandit, gang, criminal, mob boss, mafioso, organized crime, gang war, criminal underworld, crime boss, cosa nostra ...
Time: 60s, year 1972, 70s, year 1971, year 1967
Place: new jersey, usa, new york
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36%
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: serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful, psychotronic ...
Plot: gangsters, prostitute, prostitution, starting over, criminal heroes, crimes, fall in love, vengeance, haunted by the past, store, romance, rough sex ...
Time: 70s
Place: italy
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34%
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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: murder, kidnapping, gangsters, rescue, crimes, graphic violence, nudity (full frontal - brief), mafia, drugs, hitman, italian mafia, deadly ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: sicily, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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The Ruthless (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Milan, Italy, 1967. Santo Russo, a boy of Calabrian origin, arrives north with his parents and younger brother to find better living conditions. Due to an absurd misunderstanding and his father's contempt, Santo ends up in prison, where he gets ...
Style: suspense, harsh, realistic, tense, serious ...
Plot: drug lord, mafia, mob boss, gangsters, bank robbery, gunfight, robbery, tough guy, life philosophy, organized crime, dishonesty, smuggling ...
Time: 2000s, 90s, 60s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 229 min.
Story: A former Prohibition-era Jewish gangster returns to the Lower East Side of Manhattan over thirty years later, where he once again must confront the ghosts and regrets of his old life.
Style: melancholic, epic, atmospheric, bloody, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, rape, criminal heroes, prohibition, gunfight, jewish, crimes, friendship, childhood friend, betrayal, torture ...
Time: 60s, 1930s, 1920s, 20th century, year 1968 ...
Place: new york, usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Women in Cell Block 7 (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A woman goes behind bars in order to save her father's life.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: lesbianism, women's prison, corruption, exploitation, prison, heroin, water, lesbian, female nudity, sex, nudity (full frontal - brief), murder of a nude woman ...
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31%
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Capone (1975)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The story of the rise and fall of the infamous Chicago gangster Al Capone and the control he exhibited over the city during the prohibition years.
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, rise and fall, police investigation, jail, gunfight, crimes, rivalry, criminal heroes, gang, murder, prohibition, brutality ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Act of Revenge (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A dying man gives his lawyer a tape that manipulates her into taking a posthumous revenge on those who made his life Hell.
Style: erotic, sexploitation film
Plot: murder, alcohol abuse, rape, vengeance, heroin, rape and murder, revenge, rape and revenge, seduction, sexploitation, unfaithful husband, female nudity ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Dillinger Is Dead (1969)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Back home, Glauco, an industrial designer, finds his wife in bed with a serious headache. She has left him dinner but it is cold and Glauco decides to prepare himself a gourmet meal...
Style: sexy, experimental, cynical, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, cooking and food, breakup, couples, dark humor, sexual relations, ship, journalism, unfulfillment, losing-it hero, crimes, gangsters ...
Time: 60s
Place: italy, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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La orca (1976)
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A teenage girl is kidnapped by 3 guys and taken to an abandoned house in the country, and make her write her own ransom letter. She soon discovers that one of her captors is infatuated with her and she will use those feelings to stay alive.
Style: erotic, sexploitation film
Plot: kidnapping, ransom demand, police, revenge, unsimulated sex, petting, nudity (full frontal - brief), gangsters, cruise, modeling, stealing a car, teenage sexuality ...
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28%
The Valachi Papers (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: When Joe Valachi (Charles Bronson) has a price put on his head by Don Vito Genovese (Lino Ventura), he must take desperate steps to protect himself while in prison. An unsuccessful attempt to slit his throat puts him over the edge to break the ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: italian mafia, prison, gangsters, murder, hitman, tough law enforcer, criminal heroes, unfulfillment, crimes, state affairs, witnessing a crime, law enforcement ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: italy, europe, new york
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28%
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Dirty World (1978)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A thriller by Sergio Bergonzelli.
Style: lgbt cinema, gay cinema, sexploitation film
Plot: murder, blackmail, politician, drug addiction, nude fight, closeted homosexual, female objectification, hypocrisy, violent behavior, male objectification, male star appears nude, hypocritical man ...
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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, exploitation, revenge, baby, gangsters, movie theatre, violence, police brutality, violence against women, police chase ...
Place: rome italy, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Agitator (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 150 min.
Story: When a young Yakuza torments the customers in a rival crime family's nightclub, it is not long before his dead body is found. Soon, inter-family retaliation follows, resulting in the death fo a prominent crime boss. Devastated by htis turn of ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, captivating, tense, exciting
Plot: yakuza, wrath, crime boss, organized crime, anger, rage, sadness, criminal syndicate, nostalgia, hitman, assassin, betrayal ...
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Bloody Mama (1970)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Sexually abused as a young girl, Kate "Ma" Barker (Shelley Winters) grows into a violently powerful woman by the 1930s. She lovingly dominates her grown sons, and grooms them into a pack of tough crooks. The boys include the cruel Herman ...
Style: rough, psychological, suspenseful, tense, cynical ...
Plot: murder, prison, kidnapping, bank, prostitute, gangsters, incest, suicide, sexual abuse, bank robbery, rape, heist ...
Time: 1930s, year 1929
Place: arkansas
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26%
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The Funeral (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story concerns the funeral of one of three brothers in a family of gangsters that lived in New York in 1930s. Details of the past of the brothers and their families are shown through a series of flashbacks.
Style: captivating, cynical, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, labor union, mafia, family relations, insanity, corpse, strike, great depression, crimes, vengeance, parents and children, introspection ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, london
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26%
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Pericle (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, France, Belgium
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A failed porn actor, working as an enforcer for a mafia kingpin, finds himself confronted with an all-out turf war after an errand goes drastically wrong. Going on the run is his only option.
Style: touching, exciting, tense, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: mafia, organized crime, rivalry, death, chase, heroes, revenge, murder, betrayal, brutality, crimes, mob boss ...
Time: 21st century
Place: europe
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25%
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Satan's Bed (1965)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: A young Japanese girl arriving in New York City gets mixed up with mobsters and dope dealers.
Plot: exploitation, bondage, nudity (full frontal - brief), rape, drugs, lesbianism, lesbian, female nudity, gang, switchblade
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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, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, organized crime, helicopter, mob boss, revenge, assassination, priest, family relations, family business, christianity, pope ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1979, year 1980
Place: italy, new york, vatican, usa, europe ...
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25%
Live Like a Cop, Die Like a Man (1976)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Fred and Tony are members of an elite 'special squad' of police in Rome, Italy who are licensed-to-kill, undercover cops and who love to live dangerously.
Style: psychotronic, cult film
Plot: police brutality, police, undercover cop, roommate, chase, attempted rape, police officer, motorcycle chase, corpse, violent death, fight, violence against women ...
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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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, realistic, captivating, tense
Plot: mafia, criminal, gang member, criminal gang, hitman, gang leader, working class, crimes, best friends, murder, society, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: rome italy, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Cat's Cradle (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Cristiano, Francisco and Gabriel are three good old friends celebrating their entrance in the University. But in a horror night, the fun gets mixed up with violence.
Plot: rape, gang rape, nightlife, nudity (full frontal - brief), gang bang, death, murder, friend, man in underwear, group sex, prostitute, dead mother ...
Time: 90s
Place: brazil, sao paulo brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 3.7
 215
Roots of Evil (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A serial killer is after hookers and strippers. A male detective and his female partner are assigned to stop him.
Style: sexy, erotic, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, prostitute, murder, nudity (full frontal - brief), law enforcement, partners, crimes, investigation, partners against crime, strong sexual content, hollywood, police detective ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Most Beautiful Wife (1970)
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, ...
Plot: forced marriage, rape, mafia, marriage, seduction, boss, kidnapping, loss of virginity, farm, arrogance, death, heart attack ...
Time: 70s
Place: italy, sicily
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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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, paris france, marseille, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%