Movies like The Sicilian

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The Sicilian (1987)
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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, unusual plot structure, awful, bad ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: betrayal, sicilian, gunfight, crimes, ambition, leadership, politics, society, dishonesty, political unrest, class differences, heroes, crime, life is a bitch, rise and fall, criminal heroes, folk hero, deadly, state affairs, unfulfillment, mafia, female nudity, swing, death of protagonist, labor union ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: sicily, italy, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and rough films with plots about crimes, gangsters, crime, dishonesty, criminal heroes, rivalry and murder mostly in Crime, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like The Sicilian: Tycoon: A New Russian (2002), Street People (1976), The Alien Girl (2010), Mobsters (1991), The Godfather: Part III (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Tycoon: A New Russian (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Russia, France, Germany
Duration: 128 min.
Story: During the Gorbachev years, Platon Makovski and his four buddies are university students who jump on the private capitalism movement. Fast-forward 20 years, Platon finds himself the richest man in Russia, having sacrificed his friends to get to the ...
Style: serious, cynical, suspenseful, realistic, biting ...
Plot: rise to the top, betrayal, crimes, fighting the system, society, dishonesty, politics, rise and fall, life is a bitch, deadly, ambition, political corruption ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.3
 628
Street People (1976)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 101 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, driver, smuggling, mafia, buddies, deadly, crimes, criminal heroes, drug dealing, crime, chases and races ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, san francisco, california, europe, sicily
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.5
 839
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, exciting, tense, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, crimes, dishonesty, murder, betrayal, love, brutality, violence, kidnapping, mafia, crime, danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: czech republic, russia, ukraine, europe, eastern europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.0
 8K
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, serious, rough, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, friendship, betrayal, murder, crime, crimes, vengeance, criminal heroes, tough heroes, blind ambition, dishonesty, organized crime ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 1910s
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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, saga ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, helicopter, christianity, organized crime, assassination, priest, family relations, pope, confession, lawyer, vatican ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1980, year 1979
Place: italy, new york, usa, europe, sicily ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, family relations, casino ...
Time: 50s, 40s, 1920s, 1940s, 60s ...
Place: cuba, italy, new york, sicily, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: rough, realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: gangsters, crimes, fighting crime, master criminal, bank robbery, crime gone awry, rivalry, deadly, folk hero, criminal's revenge, manhunt, obsessive quest ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 30s, 40s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 4.3
 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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: frame up, racism, gangsters, police investigation, crimes, crime, life is a bitch, social decay, murder, false accusation, police corruption, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 3.9
 195
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: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, criminal heroes, crimes, betrayal, murder, swashbuckler, gunfight, violence, sexual content, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, massachusetts, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 9.2
 1.6M
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: serious, captivating, rough, atmospheric, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, organized crime, pride and honor, gang war, criminal heroes, crimes, cosa nostra, greed, mob boss, lawyer, power struggle ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 40s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: italy, new york, europe, sicily, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.3
 51
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: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, betrayal, hitman, gangsters, criminal's revenge, addiction, life is a bitch, crime gone awry, drug dealing, crime, drug abuse, working undercover ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.1
 222
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: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, tense ...
Plot: hitman, heroes, rivalry, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, danger, tough guy, gunfight, violence, head bandage, headband ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: gangsters, family relations, siblings relations, ambition, crimes, rivalry, politics, gang, legal action, contests and competitions, criminal heroes, battles ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 70s, 40s, 1950s
Place: boston, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.4
 20K
Setup (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
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: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gangsters, danger, crimes, dishonesty, criminal heroes, chases and races, crime gone awry, betrayal, crime, prisoner, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.5
 115K
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, drug lord, gunfight, dishonesty, crimes, crime, criminal heroes, robbery, danger, betrayal, ex convict, criminal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.5
 7K
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, serious, rough, bleak
Plot: labor union, politics, gangsters, gang, rivalry, legal, crimes, against the odds, fighting the system, workplace, racism, political corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s
Place: cleveland ohio, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Story of a Latino Godfather (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, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime boss, gangsters, prison, prison life, juvenile delinquency, criminal heroes, crimes, life is a bitch, deadly, drug dealing, gang, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.6
 692
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: rough, disturbing, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: courtroom drama, gang, prison, racism, heist, tough heroes, prison life, rivalry, society, rebellion, betrayal, legal ...
Time: 60s
Place: london, south africa, england, europe, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Never Die Alone (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A drug kingpin's return home touches off a turf war.
Style: tense, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, redemption, interracial relations, murder, rise and fall, journalism, criminal heroes, vengeance, deadly, life is a bitch, gangsters, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.4
 795
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: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, psychotronic ...
Plot: hitman, gangsters, vendetta, police, deportation, graphic violence, crimes, rivalry, deadly, dishonesty, criminal's revenge, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: italy, sicily, usa, europe, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.6
 810
The Bodyguards (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 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: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: politics, assassination, on the run, gangsters, fighting the system, society, state affairs, legal action, rivalry, police corruption, political conspiracy, political corruption ...
Time: 90s
Place: sicily, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Gangster Land (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The story of America's most famous mobsters and their rise to power. Examine Al Capone's ascension through the eyes of his second in command, “Machine Gun” Jack McGurn.
Style: stylized, suspenseful, rough, tense, realistic ...
Plot: mafia, dishonesty, crimes, intrigue, business venture, killings, shooting, drugs/alcohol, loyalty, gangsters, rivalry, corruption ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.1
 1K
Hitman's Run (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A former mob hitman, now in witness protection, is forced to come out of retirement when his family is threatened by his cohorts. He teams up with a skateboarding kid, who has a computer disk that the mob wants to get their hands on that has a list ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, exciting, disturbing ...
Plot: hitman, fbi, witnessing a crime, witness protection, woman in danger, danger, criminal heroes, crimes, crime, deadly, gangsters, one man army ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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: rough, bleak, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination, gangsters, life is a bitch, rivalry, partners against crime, law enforcement, police investigation, dishonesty, buddies, performer's life, deadly, gang ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, kentucky
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.7
 700
Ginostra (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Italy, USA
Duration: 135 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: suspenseful, rough, tense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, island, law enforcement, mystery, life is a bitch, investigation, orphan, crimes, witnessing a crime, dishonesty, family in danger, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, sicily, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.9
 4K
Gator (1976)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After his release from prison, notorious ex-con and moonshine distiller Gator McKlusky moves in with his father in a cabin in the Okefenokee Swamp. His bootlegging plans are cut short, however, when a federal agent tells McKlusky that he will lose ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: motorboat, espionage, sawed off shotgun, politics, crimes, chases and races, lone wolves, undercover, working undercover, political corruption, heroes, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: new jersey, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Excellent Cadavers (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Fact based story about the political battle that was waged against the Mafia in Sicily during the late 1980's and early 1990's. Chazz Palminteri plays Giovanni Falcone, a crusading prosecutor who tried to use money trails as a way to ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: cosa nostra, dishonesty, journalism, rivalry, legal, society, tough law enforcer, crime, murder, courtroom drama, police corruption, political corruption ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, 90s
Place: sicily, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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, twists and turns, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: track down, uncover truth, criminal heroes, betrayal, dishonesty, crimes, small town, police shootout, graphic violence, profanity, memory loss, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, hostess, internal affairs, interrogation ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, partners, drug dealing, gangsters, criminal heroes, vengeance, dishonesty, ambition, betrayal, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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