Movies like Contraband 1980

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Contraband (1980)
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Contraband (1980)
Original name: Luca il contrabbandiere
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, chase, violence, mafia, sadist, gangsters, crimes, gang, couple relations, drug dealing, crime, life is a bitch, good versus evil, track down, frame up, law enforcement, police investigation, criminal heroes, idealism, gory, deadly, rivalry, leadership, tough heroes, cigarette ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, naples italy

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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, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, kidnapping, danger, chase, murder, blackmail, rescue, rivalry, crimes, law enforcement, dishonesty, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe
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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: suspenseful, serious, rough, cynical, realistic
Plot: kidnapping, hitman, gangsters, criminal heroes, crime, criminal's revenge, crimes, confined, dishonesty, deadly, vengeance, gang ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, sicily, europe, palermo italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 7.0
 881
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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, chase, chases and races, tough law enforcer, vengeance, injustice, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, fighting crime, rivalry, vigilantism ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.3
 936
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.
Plot: revenge, suicide, fight, racketeer, crooked lawyer, beretta, police interrogation, riot police, robbery gone awry, police officer shot in the chest, mexican standoff, shot multiple times ...
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Violent Cop (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Detective Azuma is a Dirty-Harry style rogue cop who often uses violence and unethical methods to get results.
Style: bleak, rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, vengeance, police investigation, police, police detective, kidnapping, drug dealer, crime, master criminal, dishonesty, urban, partners against crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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, bleak, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, gunfight, organized crime, blackmail, brutality, police, criminal heroes, cons and scams, crime, gangsters, crimes, urban ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, milan italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Tiger Cage (1988)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 92 min.
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Style: rough, bleak, serious, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 80s, 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Code of Silence (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A Chicago cop is caught in a middle of a gang war while his own comrades shun him because he wants to take an irresponsible cop down.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic ...
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Time: 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, texas, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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: bleak, serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, investigation, martial arts, chase, murder, revenge, car chase, crime, life is a bitch, city life, dealing with death, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Payback (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: With friends like these, who needs enemies? That's the question bad guy Porter is left asking after his wife and partner steal his heist money and leave him for dead -- or so they think. Five months and an endless reservoir of bitterness later, ...
Style: rough, exciting, twists and turns, suspenseful, suspense ...
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Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: rough, realistic, exciting, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, vengeance, pimp, mafia, crime, life is a bitch, criminal heroes, crimes, criminal's revenge, chases and races, on the run, sleazy ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe, milan italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: realistic, rough, disturbing, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
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Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: USA
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Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
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Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Shaft's Big Score! (1972)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
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Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, melancholic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Heroin Busters (1977)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 132 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 ...
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Audience: boys' night
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Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Death Wish 4: The Crackdown (1987)
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Country: USA
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Style: exciting, rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.1
 778
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 ...
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Place: italy, europe, napoli italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Gino Felino (Steven Seagal) is an NYPD detective from Brooklyn who knows everyone and everything in his neighborhood. Killing his Partner was someone's mistake, because he's now Out For Justice.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Out for a Kill (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Aruba, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An unsuspecting university professor is an unwitting accomplice in a foiled Chinese cocaine deal. Wrongly imprisoned, he escapes to take his revenge and prove his innocence.
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: frame up, prison, murder, martial arts, law enforcement, criminal's revenge, gangsters, vengeance, deadly, crime, chases and races, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: china, asia, hong kong, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Above the Law (1988)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Seagal is Nico Toscani, an Italian immigrant, American patriot, ex-CIA agent, aikido specialist, and unorthodox Chicago policeman. He is as committed to his job as he is to his personalized brand of justice: expert and thorough bone-crushing.
Style: realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Black Caesar (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Tommy Gibbs is a tough kid, raised in the ghetto, who aspires to be a kingpin criminal. As a young boy, his leg is broken by a bad cop on the take, during a payoff gone bad. Nursing his vengeance, he rises to power in Harlem, New York. Angry at the ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, serious, disturbing, rough ...
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Time: 70s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: new york, usa, harlem, california, harlem manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.1
 996
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, rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: corruption, revenge, rebellion, bulldozer, car chase, vengeance, crimes, crime, rivalry, heist, vigilantism, society ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Don Is Dead (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After his mistress is murdered a Mafia leader goes after the killer with a bloody vengeance. Soon after the hunt begins, a gang war ensues.
Style: realistic, rough, exciting, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, betrayal, hitman, mafia, gory, godparent, dishonesty, leadership, deadly, criminal heroes, contests and competitions, heroes ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, florida, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.9
 467
Run and Kill (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A man (Fatty) returns home to find his wife with another man. He goes to a bar and begins to drink, waking up the next day to find that he owes a mafioso money for killing his wife. Not wanting to pay the money, he enlists a malitia organization ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Rich and Famous 2 (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 97 min.
Story: After being released from prison, Tang Kat-Yung exacts revenge on Li Ah Chai, in this sequel to Rich and Famous.
Style: rough, realistic, stylized, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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: tense, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, murder, psychopath, slasher, sex, rape, violence, serial rapist, serial killer, robbery, psycho killer, urban ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Zero Woman: Red Handcuffs (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Agent Zero (Miki Sugimoto) is a cop that uses her own methods for dealing with criminals. After she unlawfully kills a rapist in a violent fashion, she is sent to prison and stripped of her badge. But very soon after, a rich politician's ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, chase, rapist, missing person, politics, crimes, crime, lone wolves, life is a bitch, chases and races, rivalry, burned alive ...
Time: 70s
Place: japan, asia, cross country
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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