Movies like The Boss 1973

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The Boss (1973)
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The Boss (1973)
Original name: Il 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 actions, including the Corrasco's daughter kidnap, in a Palermo in which also the police is corrupted, will soon destroy the old equilibrium giving the way to an escalation of violence that won't save anyone. If Cocchi will survive to the mafia war he will be the new boss for sure.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, cynical, suspenseful, psychotronic, cult film
Plot: gangsters, hitman, kidnapping, crimes, vengeance, gang, confined, crime, danger, urban, dishonesty, strong violent content, criminal heroes, deadly, rivalry, criminal's revenge, sexual content, nudity (full frontal - brief), sex, fight, lawyer, violence, mafia, female nudity, tough guy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, sicily, europe, palermo italy

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Most similar movies to The Boss

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and rough films with plots about violence, crimes, rivalry, gangsters, blood, crime and shot in the chest mostly in Crime, Thriller and Action genres. Some movies like The Boss: The Violent Professionals (1973), The Italian Connection (1972), Caliber 9 (1972), Almost Human (1974), Syndicate Sadists (1975). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Violent Professionals (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: With or without help from law enforcement officers, a lone individual decides to crack down on the syndicate.
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: violent death, car chase, rivalry, investigation, tough law enforcer, crime, undercover, gangsters, sexual content, strong violent content, law enforcement, danger ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, italy
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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, suspenseful, serious, realistic, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, pimp, mafia, manhunt, vengeance, dishonesty, crimes, on the run, rivalry, gangsters, sleazy, graphic violence ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe, milan italy, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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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: suspenseful, bleak, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), gangsters, betrayal, gunfight, blackmail, brutality, police, organized crime, profanity, orchestral, strong violent content, incompetent police ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe, milan italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.3
 2K
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: suspenseful, rough, tense, serious, slasher ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial rapist, kidnapping, murder, psychopath, serial killer, violence, hostage, rape, danger, confined, hostages, child in peril ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, street shootout, revenge, graphic violence, tough heroes, death in the family, vigilantism, criminal heroes, gangsters, crime, heroes, one man army ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, tragic ending ...
Plot: gangsters, hitman, police, vendetta, criminal's revenge, dishonesty, danger, crime, rivalry, deadly, criminal heroes, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: italy, sicily, usa, europe, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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 ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, chase, gangsters, violence, track down, gang, crimes, law enforcement, rivalry, drug dealing, deadly, tough heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe, napoli italy, naples italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: psychopath, chase, injustice, graphic violence, crimes, rivalry, dishonesty, deadly, law enforcement, chases and races, fighting crime, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Rulers of the City (1976)
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 ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mob boss, mafia, violence, vengeance, cons and scams, hitman, crime, criminal heroes, gang, dealing with death, rivalry ...
Time: 70s
Place: rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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 ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, undercover cop, car theft, police interrogation, carjacking, crimes, tough law enforcer, crime, rivalry, gang, uninhibited rivalry, urban ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, napoli italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, criminal heroes, crimes, danger, violence spree, chases and races, mob boss, murder, corruption, mob hit, gangster ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: prague, europe, prague czech republic, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, rebellion, bulldozer, corruption, revenge, vigilantism, heroes, society, fighting crime, crimes, rivalry, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, martial arts, chase, police, mafia, fight, gangsters, revenge, danger, heroes, rescue, violence ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, texas, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, revenge, murder, chase, investigation, gangsters, martial arts, danger, car chase, dishonesty, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ 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: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, neo noir
Audience: boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, martial arts, frame up, prison, murder, gangsters, organized crime, violence, vigilante, law enforcement, vengeance, criminal's revenge ...
Time: contemporary
Place: china, asia, hong kong, paris france, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Rich and Famous 2 (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 97 min.
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Style: stylized, rough, realistic, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, heroes, nudity (full frontal - brief), vigilantism, hitman, vigilante, robbery, graphic violence, sexual content, profanity, crimes, urban ghetto life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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: realistic, rough, exciting, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, martial arts, undercover, fighting crime, undercover cop, special agents, revenge, mafia, crimes, gang, working undercover, one man army ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, seattle, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Movie in collections
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Mask of Death (1996)
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, hitman, assassination attempt, betrayal, undercover, gangsters, fistfight, tattoo, helicopter, timebomb, fbi, plastic surgery ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: seattle, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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, suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, gang, danger, chases and races, vigilantism, track down, vengeance, gory, hitman, tough heroes, criminal heroes, gangsters ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, serious, realistic, cult film
Plot: gangsters, violence, fire extinguisher, sniper rifle, gang, law enforcement, rebellion, chase, master criminal, chases and races, heroes, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Streetfighter (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Terry is a tough mercenary and a master of martial arts. When an important business magnate dies, leaving billions to his daughter, the Mafia and Yakuza try to hire Terry to kidnap the daughter. When they refuse to meet his exorbitant price, then ...
Style: stylized, exciting, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kidnapping, anti heroes, anti hero, kung fu, heroes, betrayal, master warrior, karate, street fighter, yakuza, vengeance ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: hong kong, japan, asia, china, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Long Arm of the Law: Part 2 (1987)
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: realistic, serious, exciting, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, chase, gangsters, hostage, working undercover, police corruption, violence spree, graphic violence, low lives, hitman, gory, undercover ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Movie in collections
 7.4
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Get Carter (1971)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Michael Caine is Jack Carter, a small-time hood working in London. When word reaches him of his brothers death, he travels to Newcastle to attend the funeral. Refusing to accept the police report of suicide, Carter seeks out his brother’s friends ...
Style: neo noir, cult film, bleak, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, hitman, nudity (full frontal - brief), funeral, pornography, crime, crimes, investigation, neo-noir, merciless, dishonor among criminals, vicious ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, northern england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.4
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John Wick (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, China
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Ex-hitman John Wick comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that took everything from him.
Style: stylized, exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, one man army, vengeance, lone hero, vigilante, dark hero, tough guy, criminal's revenge, gunfight, revenge, gangsters, shooting ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Bullet to the Head (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, India, Switzerland
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After watching their respective partners die, a cop and a hitman form an alliance in order to bring down their common enemy.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, corruption, heroes, vengeance, mercenary, lawyer, ex convict, violence, crimes, partners, vigilantism, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Today You Die (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A former thief who is trying to go straight seeks vengeance on those who framed him.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal's revenge, betrayal, prison, violence, frame up, criminal heroes, crime, dishonesty, crimes, manhunt, heroes, heist ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.4
 373
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: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, hitman, friends, friendship, urban, crimes, partners against crime, buddies, partners, deadly, drug dealing, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.1
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Full Contact (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, Thailand
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In an effort to get his buddy out of a gambling debt, Jeff agrees to join forces with Judge in a weapons heist. The job goes bad and Judge betrays Jeff. Jeff plots the ultimate revenge on Judge and his followers and it is a question of whether he ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, stylized, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, gangsters, betrayal, gang, heist, haunted by the past, master criminal, danger, dishonesty, crime gone awry, gays and lesbians, rehabilitation ...
Time: 90s
Place: thailand, hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.6
 32K
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: realistic, rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, undercover, tough law enforcer, heroes, fbi, vengeance, crimes, gang, criminal's revenge, law enforcement, working undercover, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1985, twentieth century, year 1986
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%