Movies like The Italian Connection

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The Italian Connection
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, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, crime, gangsters, urban, chase, hitman, manhunt, chases and races, mafia, crimes, deadly, vengeance, rivalry, criminal's revenge, murderous pair, on the run, frame up, life is a bitch, dishonesty, partners, pimp, scapegoat, loss of daughter, sleazy, hotel suite ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, italy, milan italy
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Almost Human
Action, Crime, Thriller
Italy
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 7.4
The Finger Man
Crime, Thriller
France, Italy
108 min.
 7.9
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Most similar movies to The Italian Connection

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and rough films with plots about crimes, crime, rivalry, violence, deadly, gangsters and vengeance mostly in Crime, Thriller and Action genres. Some movies like The Italian Connection: The Boss (1973), Caliber 9 (1972), Almost Human (1974), Rulers of the City (1976), Syndicate Sadists (1975). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Boss
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: criminal heroes, crime, gang, gangsters, hitman, urban, crimes, danger, kidnapping, rivalry, criminal's revenge, vengeance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, italy, sicily, palermo italy
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Caliber 9
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, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, gangsters, rock, criminal heroes, crimes, urban, betrayal, dishonesty, cons and scams, police, brutality, organized crime ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, italy, milan italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   80%
    User:   95%
 
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Almost Human
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
Plot: kidnapping, murder, tough law enforcer, crime, gory, crime gone awry, urban, rape, crimes, deadly, gang, robbery ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
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    User:   48%
 
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Rulers of the City
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, crimes, crime, gang, gangsters, dealing with death, vengeance, violence, mafia, mob boss, cons and scams, criminal heroes ...
Time: 70s
Place: rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   42%
 
Syndicate Sadists
Genre: Crime, Action, 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: criminal's revenge, crime, gangsters, lone wolves, vengeance, vigilantism, tough heroes, crimes, rivalry, kidnapping, one man army, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy
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System:   43%
    User:   45%
 
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Johnny Cool
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, realistic, rough, tragic ending
Plot: crime, criminal's revenge, gangsters, criminal heroes, crimes, deadly, hitman, rivalry, vendetta, police, danger, dishonesty ...
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    User:   42%
 
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Blue Tiger
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: japan, usa
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System:   40%
    User:   40%
 
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Genre: Action, Thriller, Crime
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 96 min.
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Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 70s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   35%
 
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Country: Italy, France
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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
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    User:   35%
 
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The Tough Ones
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, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, tough law enforcer, vigilantism, crimes, danger, chase, law enforcement, serial killer, psychopath, fighting crime, vengeance, injustice ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   34%
 
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Street People
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: crime, criminal heroes, gangsters, betrayal, investigation, track down, chases and races, smuggling, driver, mafia, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, europe, italy, san francisco, sicily
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   34%
 
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Contraband
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gory, gang, crime, gangsters, drug dealing, vengeance, criminal heroes, police investigation, chase, sadist, mafia, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe, naples italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   30%
 
The Heroin Busters
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
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Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, italy, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   31%
 
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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, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, chase, police, gangsters, gunfight, martial arts, rescue, car chase, undercover cop, police corruption, revenge, missing person ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, texas, chicago illinois
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System:   32%
    User:   31%
 
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The Outsider
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
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⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   28%
 
Hunter Will Get You
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: L'Alpagueur is a free-lance spy from the French secret agency. He's put on the investigation about L'epervier, a serial-killer who employs young boys to help him robbing banks before killing them.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal's revenge, crime, fugitives, master criminal, bank, prison, reluctant partners, bounty hunter, tough law enforcer, serial killer, drug dealing, heist ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   33%
 
The Cynic, the Rat and the Fist
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: uninhibited rivalry, tough heroes, crime, chases and races, crimes, law enforcement, rivalry, sniper rifle, fire extinguisher, violence, gang, gangsters ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   30%
    User:   27%
 
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Tiger Cage
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, betrayal, crime, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, rivalry, criminal heroes, gangsters, frame up, manhunt, police corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   29%
    User:   25%
 
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Ricco
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
Plot: criminal heroes, gory, criminal's revenge, crime, gang, gangsters, track down, murder, vengeance, vigilantism, tough heroes, hitman ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   29%
    User:   32%
 
Long Arm of the Law: Part 2
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 88 min.
Story: This sequel to the critically-acclaimed box-office winner Long Arm of the Law maintains the same stark realism of the original. In Saga Two, the Royal Hong Kong Police put into operation a new plan to counteract the problem of increasing violent ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, gory, police investigation, crime, gang, gangsters, master criminal, betrayal, chase, partners against crime, violence spree, heist ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   29%
    User:   31%
 
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The Hitman
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, hitman, good versus evil, crime, gangsters, master criminal, partners against crime, special agents, betrayal, tough law enforcer, mafia, paranoia ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   28%
    User:   25%
 
 5.5
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Raw Deal
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, crime, vengeance, fbi, mob, revenge, mafia, car chase, vigilante, criminal heroes, brutality, violence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, twentieth century, year 1986
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   28%
    User:   24%
 
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Mask of Death
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: While attempting to flee from the FBI, the criminal Frank Dallio kills Detective McKenna's wife, Rachel. McKenna himself is shot in the face by the professional killer Lyle Mason, who dies in a car crash shortly thereafter. The FBI persuades ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, prison, urban, criminal's revenge, gangsters, hidden identity, crime, master criminal, special agents, assassination attempt, blood, machine gun ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   27%
    User:   23%
 
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Golgo 13
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Japan, Hong Kong
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Duke Togo (codename: Golgo 13) is a ruthless assassin who's accepted a tricky assignment from an American drug syndicate. His mission is to "rub out" Hong Kong's underworld kingpin. His main obstacle is the relentless Detective ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, assassination, hitman, criminal's revenge, government agency, crime, master warrior, drug dealing, wrongfully committed, karate, assassin, sniper ...
Time: 70s
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   26%
    User:   26%
 
Out for a Kill
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, criminal's revenge, vengeance, crime, frame up, prison, murder, crimes, deadly, good versus evil, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, china, paris france, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   26%
    User:   26%
 
 6.7
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Shanghai Grand
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Gangsters abound in this lively, romantic crime drama that is set in Shanghai during WW II. The tale of Taiwanese patriot Hsu Wen-Chiang begins as he is washed up on a beach near Shanghai. He is taken in by Ting Lik, a kindly beggar who is ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, gloomy, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, gangsters, love triangle, crimes, friends, betrayal, rise to the top, romance, vengeance, friendship, tough heroes, criminal heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 30s
Place: asia, taiwan, china, shanghai
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   26%
    User:   22%
 
 6.4
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The Gauntlet
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Phoenix cop Ben Shockley is well on his way to becoming a derelict when he is assigned to transport a witness named Gus Mally from Vegas. Mally turns out to be a belligerent prostitute with mob ties and incriminating information regarding a ...
Style: exciting, road movie, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, chase, motorcycle, police corruption, organized crime, crime, betrayal, desert, hitman, gangsters, police, bus ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: las vegas, usa, san francisco, phoenix arizona, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   26%
    User:   23%
 
Blood in the Streets
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, crime, criminal heroes, police investigation, criminal's revenge, fugitives, hostages, chase, tough law enforcer, blackmail, kidnapping, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   26%
    User:   27%
 

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Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
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Duration: 91 min.
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Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
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Time: 80s
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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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gory, criminal's revenge, crime, gang, gangsters, one man army, drug dealing, murder, vengeance, mafia, hitman, vigilantism ...
Time: 70s
Place: florida, usa, nevada
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System:   26%
    User:   25%
 
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