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The Tough Ones (1976)
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The Tough Ones (1976)
Original name: Roma a mano armata
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A tough, violent cop who doesn't mind bending the law goes after a machine-gun-carrying, hunchbacked psychotic killer.
Style: exciting, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, surprise ending, tragic ending, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police officer, police, psychopath, chase, serial killer, crimes, graphic violence, injustice, vigilantism, vengeance, rivalry, law enforcement, fighting crime, dishonesty, tough law enforcer, sex, gangsters, martial arts, combat, heroes, violence, parkour, female nudity, hostage, warrior ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, rome italy, europe

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Most similar movies to The Tough Ones

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious and rough films with plots about violence, crimes, rivalry, blood, gunfight, police officer and police mostly in Crime, Thriller and Action genres. Some movies like The Tough Ones: Syndicate Sadists (1975), Blood in the Streets (1973), The Violent Professionals (1973), Almost Human (1974), The Night Caller (1975). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Cynic, the Rat and the Fist (1977)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This is probably the best example of a 70's Italian crime movie, though not the "best" movie of the genre (does that make sense?). It has, besides Saxon, an entirely Italian cast but most of them are pretty recognizable regulars in ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, cult film
Plot: police officer, police, mafia, gangsters, strong violent content, car chase, tough heroes, vengeance, uninhibited rivalry, fighting crime, rebellion, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, italy, rome italy
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Syndicate Sadists (1975)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A biker's brother is killed while investigating the kidnapping of a young boy, the byproduct of a war between two crime families. The biker vows to get revenge by finding the kidnapped boy and destroying the two families.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, motorcycle, police officer, police, revenge, crime family, tough heroes, death in the family, vigilantism, vengeance, investigation, one man army ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Blood in the Streets (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 111 min.
Story: An Italian prison official's wife is kidnapped, and the kidnappers demand that a notorious prisoner be released in order for the man to get his wife back. He gets the man released - but then kidnaps him himself, in order to ensure that the ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, retro ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, prison, police officer, female nudity, revenge, assassination, blackmail, heroes, chase, murder, kidnapping, friendship ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, rome italy, europe, milan italy, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
The Violent Professionals (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: With or without help from law enforcement officers, a lone individual decides to crack down on the syndicate.
Style: noir, exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, violent death, assassin, car chase, investigation, tough law enforcer, crimes, gangsters, rivalry, undercover, law enforcement, working undercover ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Almost Human (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A psychotic small-time criminal realizes that the everyday robberies, rapes and murders he commits aren't profitable enough, so he figures to hit the big time by kidnapping the daughter of a rich man.
Style: serious, tense, rough, suspenseful, slasher ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, serial rapist, murder, rape, psychopath, hostage, police, confined, child in peril, violence, police officer, female nudity ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The Night Caller (1975)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A serial-killer frightens Paris by phoning young ladies at night, telling them insults about their lives. Minos, as he calls himself, wants to prevent the world from free women and he targets at first these ones. Commissaire Letellier is given the ...
Style: neo noir, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, bank robbery, chase, woman in danger, strangulation, car chase, homicidal maniac, law enforcement, crimes, evil man ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Boss (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A bomb attack in a cinema in Palermo kills all the fellows of Attardi's clan a part from Cocchi. He immediately understands that the author of the bomb attack is Daniello from Don Corrasco's clan. Cocchi is determined to revenge. His ...
Style: noir, cynical, serious, realistic, rough ...
Plot: gangsters, police, mafia, exploitation, italian mafia, police officer, martial arts, hitman, kidnapping, criminal heroes, dishonesty, gang ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, sicily, europe, palermo italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Big Racket (1976)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Nico Palmieri is a police inspector who battles against hoodlums terrorising a sleepy Italian village, extorting cash from the locals.
Style: cult film
Plot: police, police officer, revenge, fight, gunfight, suicide, violent, rape, racketeer, crooked lawyer, bomb, car chase ...
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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The Heroin Busters (1977)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Drug use in the city of Rome is at an all-time high. Children score from dealers in front of their schools, mules waltz straight through airport security, and Interpol's main man, Mike Hamilton (David Hemmings), is at his wits' end. Fed up ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police officer, police, undercover police officer, undercover agent, spy, heroin, gunfight, undercover, interpol, drug dealer, motorcycle chase, drug addict ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, rome italy, europe, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Slaughter's Big Rip-Off (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Vigilante Slaughter comes under attack from Duncan, a local money launderer whose hit-man traps Slaughter in a car at a cliff, but Slaughter escapes, arms himself, and goes after Duncan's hideout.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: exploitation, robbery, vigilante, hitman, nudity (full frontal - brief), gangsters, heroes, vigilantism, sexual content, graphic violence, society, rivalry ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Mad Dog Killer (1977)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Sadistic no-count killer Nanni Vitali and three other equally brutish hoodlums escape from prison. The foul foursome embark on a savage rape, murder, and robbery spree. Vitali even abducts and defiles frightened hapless lass Giuliana Caroli. ...
Style: slasher, exciting, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: exploitation, police, cult, police officer, rape, psychopath, hostage, murder, heist, gang, escape, kidnapping ...
Time: 70s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Walking Tall Part II (1975)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Sheriff Buford Pusser continues his one-man war against moonshiners and a ruthless crime syndicate after the murder of his wife in late 1960's Tennessee.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, vigilante, revenge, heroes, vigilantism, small town, graphic violence, nudity (full frontal - brief), tough heroes, rivalry, fighting crime, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: tennessee, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
My Father is a Hero (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An undercover cop struggling to provide for his son and ailing wife, must infiltrate a ruthless gang. But things turn sour when another cop blows his cover and he quickly finds himself battling for his life and the lives of his family.
Style: scenic, exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, fight, monster, adventure, wu shu, gangsters, heroes, undercover, tough heroes, comedy of errors, family life ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
S.W.A.T.: Firefight (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Los Angeles S.W.A.T. officer, Lt. Paul Cutler, is sent to train the Detroit S.W.A.T. team on new anti-terrorism and homeland security techniques. Cutler has a hard time settling into his assignment as he locks horns with his new captain and ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: swat team, hitman, fighting crime, daring rescue, law enforcement, crimes, rivalry, basic training, gunfight, criminal's revenge, heroes, tough law enforcer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Tiger Cage (1988)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Something fishy is going on in the anti-Drug Trafficking Unit of the HK Police, and only a few honest cops know that the corruption goes all the way to the top. However, they must prove their case quickly, and by unconventional means, after they are ...
Style: bloody, serious, realistic, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Violent Naples (1976)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Inspector Betti (Maurizio Merli) is transferred to Naples and immediately after his arrival receives a warm welcome from The Commandante (Barry Sullivan), the city's crime lord. Betti then goes on a personal mission against corruption and ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, police officer, camorra, mafia, car theft, italian mafia, undercover cop, police interrogation, gangsters, strong violent content, uninhibited rivalry, motorcycle chase ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Kill Switch (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A troubled detective travels to Memphis in order to track down a pair of serial killers.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: special agents, investigation, psychopath, murder, mind game, master criminal, race against time, law enforcement, rivalry, track down, martial arts, serial killer ...
Time: contemporary
Place: memphis, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Italian Connection (1972)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Italy, West Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When a shipment of heroin disappears between Italy and New York, a small-time pimp in Milan is framed for the theft. Two professional hitmen are dispatched from New York to find him, but the real thieves want to get rid of him before the New York ...
Style: erotic, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, hitman, police, police officer, manhunt, female nudity, revenge, italian mafia, pimp, scapegoat, loss of daughter ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe, new york, milan italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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The Knock Out Cop (1973)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: This cop doesn't carry a gun - his fist is loaded!
Style: exciting, not serious, realistic, rough, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, police, heroes, martial arts, farce, car chase, murder, chief of police, corruption, tough heroes, escapades, drug dealing ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: africa, napoli italy, italy, naples italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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High Crime (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, Spain, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An Italian police inspector matches wits with a powerful European drug ring. As he comes closer to the top of the underworld organization, his odds of survival decrease.
Style: cult film
Plot: police, police officer, italian mafia, car chase, knife fight, brutality, police officer killed, massacre, gunfight, mafia, motorcycle, violence against women ...
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Contraband (1980)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Cigarette smugglers in Naples run into problems with cocaine operations being set up by a rival smuggler. Full of violence, including a women's face being burned off with a blow torch and a graphic rape scene.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, chase, rivalry, law enforcement, track down, crimes, gang, drug dealing, tough heroes, criminal heroes, police investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, napoli italy, naples italy, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Shadows in an Empty Room (1976)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An Ottawa police captain searches for the person who poisoned his sister, who was attending the university in Montreal. So desperate is he for revenge that he begin to use his own brutal methods to find the killer. Soon he discovers that not ...
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, murder, psychopath, crimes, university, police corruption, heist, law enforcement, dishonesty, rivalry, car chase, exploitation ...
Time: 70s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.1
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The Bodyguard (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Karate master and anti-drug vigilante Chiba returns to his home in Japan, where he holds a press conference announcing his intention to wipe out the nation's drug industry. He also offers his services as a bodyguard to anyone who is willing to ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, yakuza, medieval, abduction, showdown, gunfight, karate, heroes, gangsters, one man army, graphic violence, fighting crime ...
Time: 70s
Place: japan, asia, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Family of Cops III: Under Suspicion (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Police Inspector Paul Fein (Bronson) copes with family troubles while also dealing with the possibility of advancement to police chief. Meanwhile, his son (Joe Penny)) is investigating the murder of a banker.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: buddy cop, murder, police, mafia, corruption, hitman, gunfight, police officer, nypd, urban setting, chase, car chase ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
American Yakuza (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When Nick Davis leaves prison after one year in solitaire, he is hired to operate forklift in a warehouse in the harbor owned by the Japanese Yakuza patriarch Isshin Tendo. The place is assaulted by the Italian Mafia leaded by Dino Campanela and ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, cynical, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, organized crime, martial arts, yakuza, gangsters, undercover agent, heroes, murder, showdown, criminal's revenge, dishonesty, special agents ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.7
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Big Bullet (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Hotheaded cop Bill Zhu (Lau Ching-wan) gets relegated to the Emergency Unit after a dustup with his inept boss. When the mob kills Zhu's pal and ex-colleague (Francis Ng) during a turf-war hit, he rounds up his motley department cohorts and ...
Style: bloody, exciting, tense, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroic bloodshed, swat team, heist, police, interpol, loss of partner, cop as target, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, crimes, escapades, workplace ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: asia, hong kong, east asia, united kingdom, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.9
 2K
Street Law (1974)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Carlo Antonelli, an engineer from Genoa, gets mugged and decides to take justice into his own hands. At first the muggers seem to get the upper hand, but then he's helped by Tommy, a young robber who takes his side.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police officer, police, revenge, female nudity, lawyer, corruption, rebellion, heist, graphic violence, nudity (full frontal - brief), vengeance, vigilantism ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Rulers of the City (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Italy, West Germany
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Tony, a mob loan collector, is dissatisfied with his station in life. Though he dreams of one day being rich, he is stuck with the dead-end job of beating up borrowers who fall behind in their payments. After meeting up with Napoli, another mob ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mob boss, mafia, police, gangsters, crimes, gang, dealing with death, rivalry, criminal heroes, dishonesty, vengeance, cons and scams ...
Time: 70s
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 4.2
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Moving Target (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A bounty hunter with a pregnant wife who is urging him to get a regular job gets framed for murder and trapped in a war between Russian gangsters.
Style: suspenseful, serious, intense, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, bounty hunter, chase, heroes, track down, murder, crimes, fugitives, criminal's revenge, dishonesty, on the run, master warrior ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Invisible Target (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Three cops team up to bring down a criminal gang of seven, who have their own hidden agenda.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, vigilantism, partners against crime, chase, hostage, car chase, heist, criminal heroes, gang, fighting crime, rivalry, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%