Movies like Kings of Crime

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Kings of Crime (2005)
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Kings of Crime (2005)
Original name: Romanzo criminale
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, France, UK
Duration: 152 min.
Story: The Lebanese has a dream: to conquer the underworld of Rome. To carry out this feat without precedent he puts together a ruthless and highly organized gang. Their progress and changes in leadership take place over 25 years, from the 1970s into the 90s, and are inseparably intertwined with the dark history of modern Italy: terrorism, kidnappings and corruption at the highest levels of government.
Style: serious, stylized, rough, captivating, realistic, bleak, contemplative
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, gang, police investigation, criminal heroes, crimes, partners, crime, law enforcement, rivalry, ransom, leadership, drug dealing, inspector, confined, kidnapping, graphic violence, neo noir, gang of thieves, neo-noir, police, rock, female nudity, sex scene, hospital, beach ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1990s, 1960s
Place: rome italy, italy

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Most similar movies to Kings of Crime

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, rough and suspenseful films with plots about crimes, crime, criminal heroes, gangsters, law enforcement, dishonesty and gang mostly in Drama, Crime and Biography genres. Some movies like Kings of Crime: Romanzo Criminale (2008), Black Souls (2014), Angel of Evil (2010), Bonded by Blood (2010), The Professor (1986). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Romanzo Criminale (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
TV show
Story: Romanzo Criminale – La serie - is a television series Italian based on the eponymous novel by judge Giancarlo De Cataldo, and it is the second adaptation of the film Romanzo Criminale directed by Michele Placido. The first series quickly achieved ...
Style: rough, captivating, serious, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: gang, organized crime, violence, criminal heroes, crimes, gangsters, law enforcement, drug dealing, mafia, dishonesty, police detective, drugs ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 90s, 20th century
Place: italy, rome italy
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Black Souls (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A former narcotics trafficker now living peaceably in the Calabrian hills is drawn back into his family’s drug-trade dynasty by his impetuous teenage son, in this darkly elegant gangster drama.
Style: emotional, rough, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: drug dealing, gangsters, family relations, rivalry, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes, haunted by the past, family business, crime, crimes, parents and children, homecoming ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, milan italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Angel of Evil (2010)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, France, Romania
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Set in Italy in the 1970s, VALLANZASCA is the true story of the Italian underworld’s most infamous outlaw. A criminal by age 9, Renato Vallanzasca grew up to become the country’s most notorious mobster before the age of 27. Vallanzasca and his ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, bleak, realistic, controversial ...
Plot: bank robber, prisoner, criminal, gangsters, murder, kidnapping, crimes, gang, master criminal, confined, romancing a criminal, prison ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: italy, europe, milan italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Bonded by Blood (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In 1995, drug suppliers and career criminals Tony Tucker, Patrick Tate and Craig Rolfe were blasted to death by a shot gun whilst waiting in a Range Rover in Rettendon, Essex. The film charts their rise to become the most prolific dealers and feared ...
Style: tense, rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, gang, rise and fall, partners, drug dealing, gangsters, criminal heroes, vengeance, dishonesty, ambition, betrayal, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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The Professor (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 171 min.
Story: Vaguely inspired to the real story of boss of the Camorra's bosses Raffaele Cutolo, this is the story of the criminal career of "Il professore" (the professor). He is in prison, and by there he is able to build, step by step, an ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cosa nostra, murder, kidnapping, rise and fall, rivalry, law enforcement, heroes, deadly, criminal heroes, dishonesty, confined, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, italy, napoli italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.3
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Cement (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: What's the bond between partners, between brothers, and between spouses? In L.A., Bill Holt handcuffs Sean Rickhart inside a rebar frame for a freeway pillar at a construction site; Bill's going to bury Sean in quick-drying cement. Guided ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: infidelity, police corruption, neo noir, crimes, vengeance, gangsters, criminal's revenge, drug dealing, dishonesty, police investigation, life is a bitch, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.0
 90
Consignment (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Consignment is the authentic and brutal story of an East Coast drug dealer forced to flee to California only to realize state lines don't erase past sins.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, gangsters, police investigation, gang, starting over, on the run, going straight, law enforcement, deadly, buddies, dishonesty, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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The Gang (1977)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In 1945, as World War Two comes to a close, five small time crooks unite to form a gang. After several bold robberies they become notorious as "the front-wheel drive gang". The police attempt to stop their crime spree with little success, ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, law enforcement, criminal heroes, dishonesty, crimes, chases and races, chase, crime, gang, heist, police investigation, robbery ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Movie in collections
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Uno bianca (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 190 min.
Story: Rimini, 1991. For more than a year, the uno bianca gang - they always use a white Fiat Uno - has plagued the area. Their crimes are violent, sometimes killing carabineri, and there's no particular pattern: a bank one day, a petrol station the ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, police corruption, police detective, criminal heroes, police investigation, law enforcement, danger, deadly, crimes, crime, terrorism, riddles and clues ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
New Jersey Drive (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: New Jersey Drive is a 1995 film about black youths in Newark, New Jersey, the unofficial "car theft capital of the world". Their favorite pastime is that of everybody in their neighborhood: stealing cars and joyriding. The trouble starts ...
Style: serious, disturbing, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: juvenile delinquency, gang, brutality, murder, police, crimes, police investigation, teenage life, vengeance, criminal heroes, deadly, drug dealing ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 70s
Place: new jersey, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Cop on a Mission (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Mike, a cop who is becoming increasingly frustrated with his tiresome job with little benefits, whilst the criminals live a life of luxury. He is offered a undercover job to infiltrate a Triad gang led by Boss Tin. Mike slowly becomes engrossed in ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, undercover, law enforcement, crimes, police investigation, heist, disorder, gang, gangsters, dishonesty, partners against crime, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Rise of the Footsoldier (2007)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Rise of the Footsoldier follows the inexorable rise of Carlton Leach from one of the most feared generals of the football terraces to becoming a member of a notorious gang of criminals who rampaged their way through London and Essex in the late ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang war, drug abuse, partners in crime, police investigation, gang, betrayal, rivalry, criminal heroes, dishonor among criminals, vicious, drug lord, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Siberian Education (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The story of a gang of children growing up in a community of banished criminals, in a forgotten corner of the former Soviet Union. This community rejects the world outside. The only law it obeys… is its own. Against this backdrop two best friends, ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspense, bleak ...
Plot: friendship, teenage life, rivalry, criminal heroes, uninhibited rivalry, society, crime and punishment, social misfits, human nature, crimes, parents and children, misfit ...
Time: 80s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century
Place: russia, siberia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Piazza Fontana: The Italian Conspiracy (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A chronicle of the 1969 bombing at a major national bank in Milan and its aftermath.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, bleak, sincere ...
Plot: terrorism, bomb, police investigation, police detective, political conspiracy, political corruption, deadly, politics, state affairs, danger, crime, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, year 1969
Place: italy, europe, milan italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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B.U.S.T.E.D (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Everybody Loves Sunshine (released in the United States as B.U.S.T.E.D.), is a 1999 British independent film written and directed by Andrew Goth, and starring Rachel Shelley, David Bowie and Goldie. In the Pepperhill Estate of Manchester, an ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, hopes, crime, crimes, gang, rivalry, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, going straight, drug dealing, friends, urban ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.7
 3K
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, suspenseful, rough, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rise and fall, gangsters, police investigation, jail, gunfight, crimes, rivalry, criminal heroes, gang, murder, prohibition, street shootout ...
Time: 20s, 1920s, 1930s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.2
 434
The Upper Hand (1966)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In Paris, a gold smuggler is at war with other local gangsters who want piece of the action. Then the mob shows up and makes things worse. And an undercover US Treasury Department agent is trying to infiltrate the smuggle business.
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: special agents, hidden identity, crimes, chases and races, government agency, heroes, criminal heroes, unemployment, disorder, danger, gangsters, undercover ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: cuba, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Blue Hill Avenue (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A child of a middle class home with solid moral values is lured into a world of crime and corruption.
Style: bleak, realistic, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, friends, gang, fighting crime, police investigation, betrayal, juvenile delinquency, urban ghetto life, police corruption, going straight, working undercover, city life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Movie in collections
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 3K
Corleone (2007)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
TV show
Story: Il Capo dei Capi (The Boss of the Bosses) is a six-part Italian miniseries which debuted on Canale 5 between October and November 2007. It tells the story of Salvatore Riina, alias Totò u Curtu, a mafioso boss from Corleone, Sicily. Riina is played ...
Style: captivating, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, criminal heroes, mafia, crimes, bribery, notoriety, cat and mouse, organized crime, prison, murder, corruption, corrupt politician ...
Time: 40s, 80s, 20th century, 70s, 60s ...
Place: italy, sicily, palermo italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Choice of Arms (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Two men break out of prison; a rival gang ambushes them. One is mortally wounded and tells the other, Mickey, to take him to the estate of a retired robber, Noel, who lives in comfort with his lovely and beloved wife, Nicole. The man dies, and ...
Style: rough, bleak, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, chase, on the run, gangsters, prison escape, gang, criminal heroes, crime, dishonesty, master criminal, going straight, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
Place: ireland, paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
My Name Ain't Johnny (2008)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 124 min.
Story: In the 90's, In Rio de Janeiro, the middle-class João Guilherme Estrella is introduced to the world of drugs consuming maconha and cocaine first and later becoming a drug-dealer with many connections inclusive in Europe. However, he spends all ...
Style: stylized, rough, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: prison, couple relations, addiction, drug dealing, buddies, life is a bitch, ambition, partners, prison life, friendship, couples, rehabilitation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 70s
Place: brazil, latin america, venice, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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The Preacher (2004)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Different solution new movie ;-) The Preacher tells the story about the rise and fall off a dutch mafiaboss. The movie is based on the story of Klaas Bruinsma.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, controversial ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, betrayal, dishonesty, assassination, crimes, deadly, hitman, murder, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, gunfight, kickboxing, urban ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, 90s
Place: amsterdam, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.1
 869
Rivals (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The story of two rival brothers, one a pimp and the other a cop, and how the former manages to be the family favourite.
Style: serious, tense, realistic, rough, emotional
Plot: family relations, starting over, graphic violence, haunted by the past, siblings relations, family in crisis, family problems, crimes, hopes, law enforcement, prison, neo noir ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: france, lyon
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Witness to the Mob (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Sammy 'The Bull' Gravano was mafiosi. He started out as a soldier, but his talent for murder, including the slayings of his best friends, his wife's brother and his own boss, Paul Castellano, saw him rise to under-boss in the Gambino ...
Style: tense, rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, courtroom drama, gang, rise to the top, society, murder, life is a bitch, police detective, idealism, undercover, police investigation, criminal heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Sucker Free City (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The film follows three young men as they are drawn into lives of crime. Nick (Crowley) uses his entry-level corporate job to commit credit card fraud and deals drugs on the side. K-Luv (Mackie) is a member of the "V-Dubs", an ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, tense, bleak
Plot: gang, social decay, juvenile delinquency, crimes, gangsters, racism, life is a bitch, drug dealing, dishonesty, police investigation, dysfunctional family, urban ghetto life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Young Americans (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Experienced New York Police Detective John Harris is sent to London to help a local task force investigate a series of gangster killings organized by a new player in town, an American.With the help of a young teen wronged by gangsters, Harris ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, gangsters, police officer, police, crimes, deadly, police corruption, nightclub, society, police investigation, politics, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, new york, england, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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 1K
Top Dog (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Hooligan boss Billy Evans has it all - a successful business, a beautiful family and respect on the terraces. But when he clashes with gangster Mickey over a backstreet proetection racket, Billy soon finds himself out of his depth as they look to ...
Style: tense, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: downfall, rivalry, ambition, crimes, crime, unfulfillment, criminal heroes, blind ambition, gang, drugs/alcohol, urban, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.3
 396
Stiletto Dance (2001)
Genre: Drama, Action, Crime
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two undercover police officers must try to prevent a multi-million dollar nuclear arms deal among several mob factions.
Style: stylized, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: infidelity, adultery, police investigation, undercover, fighting crime, working undercover, police detective, crimes, police corruption, partners, master criminal, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Eddie's friends are numerous, but the term friends is suspect. As a small time hood Eddie is about to go back to jail. In order to escape this fate he deals information on stolen guns to the feds. Simultaneously he is supplying arms to his bank ...
Style: bleak, rough, disturbing, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: snitch, neo noir, heist, gangsters, informant, law enforcement, crime, criminal's revenge, arms dealing, rivalry, government agency, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Sicilian Clan (1969)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Roger Santet is a convicted murderer sprung from prison by the Sicilian clan headed by the aging Vittorio Manalese. They conspire to steal a large cache of jewels from an exhibit in Rome. As they are preparing for the heist, the mobster's ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, heist, one last job, gangsters, toy airplane, airplane, jewel theft, crime, law enforcement, rivalry, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: rome italy, venice, italy, manhattan new york city, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%