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Rulers of the City (1976)
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Rulers of the City (1976)
Original name: I padroni della città
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Italy, West Germany
Duration: 96 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 enforcer who's just been fired from his job, the two hatch a plan. Together, they will con mob boss Manzari out of a fortune, after which they can retire and live in luxury. Manzari, however, is not about to let them go so easily.
Style: exciting, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, dark humor, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, violence, mafia, mob boss, crimes, vengeance, gang, hitman, crime, dishonesty, dealing with death, criminal heroes, rivalry, cons and scams, martial arts, motorcycle, female nudity, crime boss, hand to hand combat, competition, chase, game of death, car chase, assassination attempt, murder ...
Time: 70s
Place: rome italy

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, realistic, serious and rough films with plots about crimes, crime, gangsters, rivalry, violence, murder and vengeance mostly in Crime, Thriller and Action genres. Some movies like Rulers of the City: The Italian Connection (1972), The Boss (1973), The Tough Ones (1976), Urban Justice (2007), Contraband (1980). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: pimp, hitman, mafia, manhunt, vengeance, scapegoat, sleazy, loss of daughter, crimes, gangsters, chases and races, graphic violence ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe, new york, milan italy
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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: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, cynical ...
Plot: kidnapping, gangsters, hitman, deadly, gang, dishonesty, danger, criminal's revenge, nudity (full frontal - brief), strong violent content, sexual content, urban ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: sicily, italy, europe, palermo italy
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The Tough Ones (1976)
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: rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, psychopath, deadly, danger, rivalry, tough law enforcer, fighting crime, dishonesty, law enforcement, crime, serial killer, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Urban Justice (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Seagal plays a man with a dark and violent past, who seeks revenge for the murder of his son.
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, revenge, murder, chase, investigation, gangsters, martial arts, danger, car chase, law enforcement, deadly, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough, cult film ...
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Plot: mafia, chase, gangsters, violence, track down, crimes, rivalry, law enforcement, drug dealing, gang, criminal heroes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe, napoli italy, naples italy
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Caliber 9 (1972)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Just out of prison, ex-con Ugo Piazza meets his former employer, a psychopathic gangster Rocco who enjoys sick violence and torture. Both the gangsters and the police believe Ugo has hidden $300,000 that should have gone to an American drug ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, betrayal, nudity (full frontal - brief), brutality, police, organized crime, blackmail, gunfight, crime, rivalry, dishonesty, criminal heroes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, milan italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Hitman (1998)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Financially troubled, a newbie hitman reluctantly takes the job of finding the plotted killer of a Japanese tycoon.
Style: suspenseful, stylized, exciting, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination, hitman, heroes, martial arts, yakuza, revenge, buddies, deadly, crimes, dishonesty, crime, chases and races ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong
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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: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, cult film
Plot: gangsters, fire extinguisher, sniper rifle, violence, heroes, gang, crime, chase, master criminal, fighting crime, chases and races, against the rules ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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One in the Chamber (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A seasoned assassin plays both sides in a Russian gang war and becomes the target of an unknown enemy.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, rivalry, crimes, criminal heroes, danger, violence spree, chases and races, gangsters, mob boss, corruption, mob hit, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: prague, europe, eastern europe, prague czech republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, tough heroes, investigation, criminal heroes, vengeance, vigilantism, death in the family, graphic violence, heroes, deadly, one man army, crime ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Men of Respect (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In this modern day version of Shakespeare's Macbeth, a hitman heeds a spiritualist's prophesies that he will rise to the head of his family. He starts his ascension by clandestinely executing the heads of the family and casting the blame ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mob boss, hitman, tough heroes, murder, crimes, dishonesty, gangsters, ambition, rivalry, betrayal, fortune teller, violence ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york, bronx new york city
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44%
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Sushi Girl (2012)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
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Duration: 98 min.
Story: Fish has spent six years in jail. Six years alone. Six years keeping his mouth shut about the robbery, about the other men involved. The night he is released, the four men he protected with silence celebrate his freedom with a congratulatory dinner. ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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42%
 4.8
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7 Seconds (2005)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, Romania, Switzerland, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When an experienced thief accidentally makes off with a Van Gogh, his partner is kidnapped by gangsters in pursuit of the painting, forcing the criminal to hatch a rescue plan.
Style: stylized, suspenseful, serious, realistic, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, hostage, chases and races, criminal heroes, dishonesty, rivalry, disorder, kidnapping, daring rescue, gangsters, tough heroes, heist ...
Time: contemporary
Place: bucharest, romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Essex Boys (2000)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
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Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Black Gunn (1972)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A successful and popular nightclub owner who believes financial independence is the path to equality and success, must act as a go-between for militant-minded brother and the white gang syndicate his brother has attacked and robbed. Their ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Tiger Cage 2 (1990)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
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Audience: boys' night
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Time: 80s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Raw Deal (1986)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Netherlands
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Mark Kaminsky is kicked out of the FBI for his rough treatment of a suspect. He winds up as the sheriff of a small town in North Carolina. FBI Chief Harry Shannon, whose son has been killed by a mobster named Patrovina, enlists Kaminsky in a ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1986, twentieth century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
King of New York (1990)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Italy, USA, UK
Duration: 103 min.
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Style: captivating, realistic, serious, atmospheric, intense ...
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36%
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The Hitman (1991)
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Duration: 110 min.
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Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic
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Country: Russia
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Duration: 110 min.
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Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Blood Out (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When big city detectives refuse to further investigate his kid brother's gang related murder, small town Sheriff Michael Spencer drops the badge and goes undercover to find his brother's killer and avenge his death.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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30%
Gangs of Wasseypur (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 321 min.
Story: Shahid Khan is exiled after impersonating the legendary Sultana Daku in order to rob British trains. Now outcast, Shahid becomes a worker at Ramadhir Singh's colliery, only to spur a revenge battle that passes on to generations. At the turn of ...
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Black Moon Rising (1986)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An FBI free-lancer stashes a stolen Las Vegas-crime tape in a high-tech car stolen by someone else.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 80s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
29%