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

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, rough, suspenseful and realistic films with plots about crime, crimes, violence, rivalry, blood, murder and shot to death mostly in Thriller, Crime and Action genres. Some movies like Contraband: Blood in the Streets (1973), The Boss (1973), The Tough Ones (1976), The Italian Connection (1972), The Heroin Busters (1977). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, rough, realistic, suspenseful
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Plot: prison, blackmail, chase, kidnapping, murder, danger, crime, criminal heroes, police investigation, friendship, male friendship, assassination ...
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, cynical
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Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, sicily, europe, palermo italy
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 7.0
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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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, psychopath, tough law enforcer, crime, vigilantism, crimes, danger, law enforcement, serial killer, fighting crime, vengeance, injustice ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ 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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, hitman, vengeance, pimp, crime, criminal heroes, gangsters, chase, urban, manhunt, chases and races, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe, milan italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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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 ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, interpol, criminal heroes, crime, reluctant partners, special agents, drug dealing, ego clash, chases and races, law enforcement, partners, police investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, italy, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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 ...
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Place: italy, europe, milan italy
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Out for Justice (1991)
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, serious, rough, realistic, exciting ...
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Almost Human (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, 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, rough, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
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 7.1
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Violent Naples (1976)
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Country: Italy, France
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
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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, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
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Time: 20th century, 70s
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Violent Cop (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
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Duration: 103 min.
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Style: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
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Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
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Time: 20th century, 70s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Death Wish 4: The Crackdown (1987)
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Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
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Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Black Caesar (1973)
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Country: USA
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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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
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Ricco (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain, Italy
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Fresh out of the joint, young Ricco is eager to get home to see his family. He was cut loose a year early for good behavior, but it certainly wasn't good behavior that got him in the big house in the first place. Two years prior, Ricco took it ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
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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 ...
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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, serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Punisher (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The avenging angel of Marvel Comics fame comes brilliantly to life in this searing action-adventure thriller! Dolph Lundgren stars as Frank Castle, a veteran cop who loses his entire family to a mafia car bomb. Only his ex-partner believes Castle ...
Style: serious, rough, stylized, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 80s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Stone Killer (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A Los Angeles detective is sent to New York where he must solve a case involving an old Sicilian Mafia family feud.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, mafia, maverick cop, brainwashing, tough cop, chase, murder, gory, gangsters, crime, extreme violence, chases and races ...
Time: 70s
Place: asia, usa, vietnam, new york, harlem manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 3K
Renegades (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Buster McHenry (Sutherland) is as an undercover agent for the police. His mission involves him in a robbery. Buster gets shot but Hank Storm (Phillips), an Indian, helps Buster. Since Hank wants a spear in the possession of the criminals that Buster ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, heist, law enforcement, undercover, vengeance, police detective, crime, partners against crime, fighting crime, gangsters, police investigation, crimes ...
Time: 80s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Exterminator (1980)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A man's best friend is killed on the streets of New York. The man (Robert Ginty) then transforms into a violent killer, turning New York into a great war zone and Christopher George is the only one to stop him.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilante, violence, revenge, prostitution, vigilantism, police investigation, rape, gore, torture, ex soldier, chase, gang ...
Time: 70s, 80s
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⇓ 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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, kidnapping, rapist, lone wolves, gory, fighting crime, crime, female assassin, eroticism, missing person, chases and races, danger ...
Time: 70s
Place: asia, japan, cross country
⇓ similarity ⇓
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