Movies like The Italian Connection

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The Italian Connection (1972)
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The Italian Connection (1972)
Original name: La mala ordina
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 killers get to him to eliminate any chance of them finding out he's the wrong man. When the pimp's wife and daughter are murdered in the course of the "manhunt", he swears revenge on everyone who had anything to do with it.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, hitman, vengeance, pimp, crime, criminal heroes, gangsters, chase, urban, manhunt, chases and races, crimes, deadly, rivalry, criminal's revenge, murderous pair, on the run, frame up, life is a bitch, dishonesty, partners, scapegoat, loss of daughter, sleazy, martial arts ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe, milan italy

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Most similar movies to The Italian Connection

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, realistic, serious and rough films with plots about crimes, crime, rivalry, violence, vengeance, gangsters and deadly mostly in Crime, Thriller and Action genres. Some movies like The Italian Connection: The Boss (1973), Caliber 9 (1972), Rulers of the City (1976), The Tough Ones (1976), Johnny Cool (1963). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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
Plot: hitman, kidnapping, crime, criminal heroes, gang, gangsters, urban, crimes, danger, rivalry, criminal's revenge, vengeance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, sicily, europe, palermo 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: bleak, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, blackmail, organized crime, brutality, police, betrayal, gangsters, crime, rock, criminal heroes, crimes, urban ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe, milan italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Rulers of the City (1976)
Genre: 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 ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mob boss, mafia, violence, hitman, crime, crimes, gang, gangsters, dealing with death, vengeance, cons and scams, criminal heroes ...
Time: 70s
Place: rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, psychopath, crime, tough law enforcer, vigilantism, crimes, danger, law enforcement, serial killer, fighting crime, vengeance, injustice ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 639
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: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, tragic ending
Plot: police, vendetta, hitman, crime, criminal's revenge, gangsters, criminal heroes, crimes, deadly, rivalry, danger, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: sicily, italy, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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The Family (1970)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A hitman is double-crossed by his girlfriend and barely escapes a murder attempt. He then sets out to take his revenge on the woman and the gang boss who put her up to it.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, revenge, hitman, murder, femme fatale, criminal heroes, crime, criminal's revenge, gang, gangsters, lone wolves, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 60s
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.7
 585
Blue Tiger (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Gena is a sweet and dedicated mother to her little son. One day, whilst shopping with him for a halloween mask, her son is accidently shot through the chest by a Japanese Gunman, trying to kill an opposing gang of bus operators. Gena notices that ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, gang, lone wolves, martial arts, manhunt, crime, obsession, chases and races, deadly, rivalry, criminal heroes, gangsters ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: japan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.2
 543
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
Plot: driver, mafia, smuggling, car chase, criminal heroes, crime, gangsters, betrayal, investigation, track down, chases and races, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, california, europe, san francisco, sicily
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, criminal's revenge, gangsters, crime, lone wolves, vengeance, vigilantism, tough heroes, crimes, rivalry, one man army, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: violence, sadist, mafia, vengeance, chase, gang, gory, gangsters, crime, cigarette, drug dealing, criminal heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe, naples italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, rescue, chase, police investigation, hitman, missing person, crimes, gangsters, danger, deadly, dishonesty, heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, texas, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.7
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Black Gunn (1972)
Genre: Action, Thriller, Crime
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 ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: racism, nightclub, criminal's revenge, gang, crime, battle zone, vengeance, urban, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, rivalry ...
Time: 70s
Place: asia, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: fire extinguisher, sniper rifle, violence, uninhibited rivalry, crime, tough heroes, chases and races, crimes, law enforcement, rivalry, gang, gangsters ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.3
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War (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: FBI agent Jack Crawford is out for revenge when his partner is killed and all clues point to the mysterious assassin Rogue. But when Rogue turns up years later to take care of some unfinished business, he triggers a violent clash of rival gangs. ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, surprise ending, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, fbi, hitman, presumed dead, criminal heroes, loss of friend, crime, tough law enforcer, lone wolves, special agents, martial arts, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, interpol, criminal heroes, reluctant partners, crime, special agents, drug dealing, ego clash, chases and races, law enforcement, partners, police investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, italy, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.1
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Get Carter (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Remake of the British classic. Jack Carter, a mob enforcer living in Las Vegas, travels back to his hometown of Seattle for his brother's funeral. During this visit, Carter realizes that the death of his brother was not accidental, but a ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ritual, hitman, murder, crime, gangsters, lone wolves, vengeance, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes, rivalry, tough heroes, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, seattle, seattle washington, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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, rough, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, murder, rape, slasher, psycho killer, robbery, serial rapist, serial killer, sex, violence, psychopath, gory ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: martial arts, frame up, prison, murder, good versus evil, criminal's revenge, crime, vengeance, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: china, asia, paris france, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bulldozer, rebellion, revenge, corruption, car chase, gory, vengeance, vigilantism, crimes, crime, urban, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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The Outsider (1983)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In another typical Jean-Paul Belmondo vehicle, the French action hero plays a policeman prone to advancing the cause of justice by any means necessary. On his agenda is a powerful drug cartel working out of Paris and Marseilles, with a drug lord ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug lord, police officer, car chase, tough law enforcer, drug dealer, revenge, crimes, law enforcement, crime, rivalry, gangsters, hotshot hero ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1980
Place: europe, france, marseille provence, marseille, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.6
 308
City War (1988)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Two cops--both partners and best friends--find their friendship and their lives at stake when they try to take down a ruthless drug dealer.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, gangsters, crime, partners against crime, police, criminal, vengeance, urban, crimes, law enforcement, partners, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Replacement Killers (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Hired assassin John Lee is asked by Chinatown crime boss Terence Wei to murder the young son of policeman Stan Zedkov. Lee has the boy in his sights, but his conscience gets the better of him, and he spares the child's life. Afraid that Wei ...
Style: stylized, rough, serious, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, vengeance, revenge, sniper, one man army, sunglasses, on the run, silencer, drug lord, uzi, chinatown, replacement ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: china, hong kong, asia, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.0
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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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, corruption, torture, cia, senator, tough law enforcer, vengeance, drug dealing, crime, drug lord, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, asia, usa, japan, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Walking the Edge (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A Los Angeles taxi driver helps a distraught young woman on the run from gangsters after they murder her husband and young son.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: taxi driver, vengeance, criminal heroes, crime, police investigation, criminal's revenge, gangsters, tough law enforcer, crime gone awry, manhunt, vigilantism, murder ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.4
 335
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, criminal heroes, gory, criminal's revenge, crime, gang, gangsters, track down, vengeance, vigilantism, tough heroes, hitman ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, murder, hitman, betrayal, gory, criminal's revenge, crime, gang, gangsters, one man army, drug dealing, vengeance ...
Time: 70s
Place: florida, usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Bangkok Dangerous (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When carrying out a hit, assassin Joe (Cage) always makes use of the knowledge of the local population. On arriving in Bangkok, Joe meets street kid Kong and he becomes his primary aide. But when Kong is nearly killed, he asks Joe to train him up in ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, suspense, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, betrayal, assassination, redemption, danger, crimes, mafia, criminal heroes, gunshot, lone wolves, organized crime, assassin ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, thailand, bangkok thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.4
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The Hitman (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After surviving an attempt on his life by his former partner, officer Cliff Garrett (Norris) exacts revenge on those who wronged him by going undercover as a hit man. He works to gain the reputation and trust needed in order to be accepted by the ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, martial arts, one man army, undercover cop, revenge, paranoia, mafia, special agents, betrayal, fighting crime, undercover, good versus evil ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, rivalry, drugs/alcohol, danger, bullet, deadly, criminal heroes, violence spree, chases and races, crimes, body landing on a car, thrown through a window ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: prague, europe, prague czech republic, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.8
 545
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: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, martial arts, frame up, police corruption, crime, police, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, rivalry, criminal heroes, gangsters ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%