Movies like The Sicilian

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The Sicilian (1987)
 5.3
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The Sicilian (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Egocentric bandit Salvatore Guiliano fights the Church, the Mafia, and the landed gentry while leading a populist movement for Sicilian independence.
Style: serious, realistic, intense, suspense, exciting, rough, suspenseful, sexy, unusual plot structure, bad ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: betrayal, sicilian, gunfight, crimes, leadership, ambition, politics, society, political unrest, dishonesty, class differences, heroes, life is a bitch, rise and fall, folk hero, state affairs, unfulfillment, criminal heroes, mafia, female nudity, swing, massacre, death of protagonist, communist, professor ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: sicily, italy, europe

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Most similar movies to The Sicilian

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, rough and suspenseful films with plots about crimes, gangsters, dishonesty, criminal heroes, murder, betrayal and rivalry mostly in Drama, Crime and Action genres. Some movies like The Sicilian: Street People (1976), The Alien Girl (2010), Mobsters (1991), The Palermo Connection (1990), Dillinger and Capone (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Street People (1976)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A Mafia boss is enraged when he is suspected of smuggling a heroin shipment into San Francisco. He dispatches his nephew, a hotshot Anglo-Sicilian lawyer, to identify the real culprit. The lawyer also enlists the aid of his best friend, a grand prix ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful
Plot: gangsters, car chase, smuggling, driver, mafia, graphic violence, betrayal, drug dealing, track down, rivalry, partners, investigation ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, italy, california, europe, sicily
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The Alien Girl (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Russia, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: 1990s. Gangster Kiev. A team of four men is assigned to deliver a girl from Prague, nicknamed "The Stranger." As the sister of a recently arrested criminal called Babai, her testimony could damage some important people.
Style: serious, rough, exciting, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, brutality, criminal heroes, crimes, dishonesty, murder, love, kidnapping, witnessing a crime, violence, mafia, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: ukraine, czech republic, russia, europe, eastern europe ...
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84%
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Mobsters (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The story of a group of friends in turn of the century New York, from their early days as street hoods to their rise in the world of organized crime...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, friendship, betrayal, murder, crimes, vengeance, criminal heroes, tough heroes, dishonesty, blind ambition, organized crime, attempted murder ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 1910s
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, brooklyn new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
The Palermo Connection (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Carmine Bonavia wins election as the mayor of New York on a promise to legalize drugs. After the election, he marries Carrie and goes to his ancestral home of Sicily for their honeymoon. In his hotel, he meets Il Principe, a Sicilian prince who has ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: wedding, frame up, against the odds, political corruption, drug abuse, hip hop, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence, strong violent content, law enforcement, society, politics ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, sicily, italy, palermo italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Dillinger and Capone (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In 1934, J. Edgar Hoover and the boys made headlines for mowing down John Dillinger in a hail of bullets outside Chicago's Biograph theater. But in fact, according to this Jon Purdy gangster thriller, the Feds iced Dillinger's brother. ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: gangsters, fighting crime, crimes, master criminal, bank robbery, heist, uninhibited rivalry, missing person, kidnapping, rivalry, folk hero, criminal heroes ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 4.1
 1K
Hot Boyz (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Injustice begets a criminal. Kool is an artist without prospects, a black belt in karate, and in love with LaShawna, poised and college bound. One night she witnesses a stabbing and discovers the victim is a cop as he dies in her arms. She's ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: frame up, racism, gangsters, social decay, murder, false accusation, police corruption, police investigation, crimes, life is a bitch, urban ghetto, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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, cerebral, atmospheric, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, crimes, organized crime, melancholy, criminal heroes, ambition, rise to the top, mob boss, crime boss, corruption, immigrants ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1940s, 1920s, 60s ...
Place: cuba, italy, new york, sicily, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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, organized crime, helicopter, mob boss, revenge, assassination, priest, family relations, christianity, confession, pope ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1979, year 1980
Place: italy, new york, vatican, usa, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Madso's War (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A power vacuum develops when the top mob boss flees a federal indictment.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, rivalry, criminal heroes, crimes, uninhibited rivalry, betrayal, murder, swashbuckler, violence, gunfight, mafia, mafioso ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: massachusetts, boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.9
 62
Two Coyotes (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A drug runner takes over a lucrative drug business only to find his new found empire crumble when a deal goes bad.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, rivalry, betrayal, criminal's revenge, gangsters, drug dealing, crime gone awry, life is a bitch, addiction, law enforcement, going straight, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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, crimes, best friends, betrayal, master criminal, police corruption, vengeance, tragic hero, ambition, law enforcement ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 4.9
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The Waiter (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A man travels through corporate corruption and his own sin to find his soul.
Style: serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: hitman, heroes, rivalry, dishonesty, crimes, tough guy, gunfight, violence, wind, battles, greed, arab ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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 1.8M
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, family saga, rough, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, organized crime, greed, pride and honor, criminal heroes, crime boss, gang war, mob boss, crimes, cosa nostra, lawyer ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 20th century, post world war two
Place: italy, new york, europe, sicily, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Vendetta: No Conscience, No Mercy (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: "Irish Eyes" explores the relationship between two Irish-American brothers in Boston born to immigrant parents and raised in a rough, working class Irish neighborhood. After watching their father being gunned down in front of their eyes as ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting
Plot: gangsters, family relations, politics, rivalry, ambition, crimes, siblings relations, battles, legal action, gang, criminal heroes, contests and competitions ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 70s
Place: boston, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 4.7
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El padrino (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: In the streets of East Los Angeles, Manny is a formidable drug dealer. Impressed by his extravagant lifestyle and prowess, his young son, Kilo, yearns to follow in his footsteps. Kilo resolves to learn how to prosper in the drug world, and his new ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime boss, prison gang, gangsters, prison, criminal heroes, juvenile delinquency, prison life, life is a bitch, crimes, gang, drug dealing, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.4
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F.I.S.T. (1978)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Johnny Kovak joins the Teamsters trade-union in a local chapter in the 1930s and works his way up in the organization. As he climbs higher and higher his methods become more ruthless and finally senator Madison starts a campaign to find the truth ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, rough, serious, bleak
Plot: labor union, politics, gangsters, gang, against the odds, crimes, legal, rivalry, campaign, injustice, political corruption, racism ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s
Place: cleveland ohio, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.5
 737
Charlie (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Set in Post World War II Britain, chronicles the rise and fall of real life British crime lord Charlie Richardson.
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: courtroom drama, gang, tough heroes, heist, racism, prison, prison life, society, legal, rivalry, criminal's revenge, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 60s
Place: london, south africa, england, europe, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.6
 891
The Bodyguards (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The film shows the difficulties of an honest, imperiled judge and his bodyguard of four men, trying to clean up a Sicilian town. Corrupt local politicians, working hand-in-hand with the Mafia, will stop at nothing to prevent exposure of their ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination, politics, legal action, dishonesty, legal, crimes, state affairs, heroes, fighting the system, rebellion, law enforcement, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 90s
Place: sicily, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Contraband (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: When his brother-in-law runs afoul of a drug lord, family man Chris Farraday turns to a skill he abandoned long ago – smuggling – to repay the debt. But the job goes wrong, and Farraday finds himself wanted by cops, crooks and killers alike.
Style: realistic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: smuggling, gunfight, dishonesty, drug lord, crimes, criminal heroes, robbery, rivalry, betrayal, ex convict, wanted, one last job ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new orleans, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Winner Takes All (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two rapper childhood friends turn to the quick and easy life of crime to support their needy parents. But after a foiled robbery, one of them is jailed while the other flees, changes his name, joins the military, and grows up to become a narcotics ...
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination, urban ghetto, friends, performer's life, friendship, urban ghetto life, social decay, police corruption, drug abuse, heist, bank, drug dealing ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, kentucky
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 4.6
 753
Ginostra (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Italy, USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: An FBI Agent from America and his bride and young child travel to the Sicilian island of Ginostra to solve the murder of a key witness.
Style: tense, serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, island, law enforcement, orphan, investigation, life is a bitch, mystery, family in danger, sexual content, witnessing a crime, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, sicily, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 4.5
 3K
Swelter (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Ten years after their casino heist, four escaped convicts trace their former partner to a desert town, where he is now a lawman with no memory of his criminal past.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, exciting, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, criminal heroes, track down, uncover truth, dishonesty, crimes, small town, police shootout, memory loss, graphic violence, police officer killed, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
One Tough Cop (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A detective tries to remain loyal to his partner, and his best friend - a mobster.
Style: serious, suspenseful, intense, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: police brutality, crime family, police investigation, gambling, tough heroes, organized crime, adaptation, brutality, greed, interrogation, hostess, internal affairs ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Gangnam Blues (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A "gangster noir" set in the 1970s, when Gangnam, Seoul goes under development. Political powers and darker organizations collide as they seek to grab control of the influential and exclusive area.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, gang, crimes, buddies, political corruption, friends, graphic violence, dishonesty, political unrest, society, land developer, separation ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: korea, asia, seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.4
 984
Johnny Cool (1963)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A deported gangster trains an Italian convict to take over his operations in the U.S.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, noir ...
Plot: gangsters, hitman, vendetta, police, dishonesty, rivalry, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, crimes, graphic violence, deportation, unhappy ending ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: sicily, italy, europe, usa, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.0
 99
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, gangsters, going straight, on the run, starting over, police investigation, gang, dishonesty, crimes, rivalry, buddies, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, gang, rise and fall, vengeance, betrayal, ambition, criminal heroes, crimes, dishonesty, partners, gangsters, drug dealing ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.0
 21K
Killshot (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Beautiful Carmen Colson and her ironworker husband Wayne are placed in the Federal Witness Protection program after witnessing an "incident". Thinking they are at last safe, they are targeted by an experienced hit man and a psychopathic ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Plot: hitman, witness protection, crimes, life turned upside down, partners in crime, mafia, witnessing a crime, husband wife relationship, police investigation, betrayal, false identity, fbi agent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: missouri, michigan, toronto ontario canada, canada, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
What the Eye Doesn't See (2003)
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama
Country: Peru
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Through out six different and yet parallel stories that take place during the corrupted goverment during the 90s in Peru, Lombardi tells the moral decomposition that ran through all classes and generations of the peruvian society.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, mind bending
Plot: politics, political corruption, political unrest, murder, crimes, dishonesty, state affairs, society, government, manipulation, corruption, multiple storylines ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: peru, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Final Comedown (1972)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Black revolutionaries take action in the white suburbs.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, disturbing
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revolution, racism, interracial relations, militant, injustice, suburbs, politics, state affairs, betrayal, life is a bitch, dishonesty, rebellion ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%