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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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, rough and suspenseful films with plots about crimes, rivalry, gangsters, violence, crime, murder 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), Johnny Cool (1963). 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, crime, undercover, vigilantism, vengeance, urban, working undercover, graphic violence, nudity (full frontal - brief), danger, rivalry ...
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, realistic, serious, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: pimp, hitman, mafia, manhunt, vengeance, scapegoat, sleazy, loss of daughter, crimes, gangsters, chases and races, graphic violence ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe, new york, milan italy
⇓ 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: realistic, serious, rough, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, betrayal, nudity (full frontal - brief), brutality, police, organized crime, blackmail, gunfight, crime, rivalry, dishonesty, criminal heroes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
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: serious, tense, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, murder, serial rapist, psychopath, serial killer, violence, hostage, rape, confined, danger, hostages, child in peril ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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, realistic, serious, psychotronic ...
Plot: hitman, gangsters, vendetta, police, deportation, graphic violence, crimes, rivalry, deadly, dishonesty, criminal's revenge, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: italy, sicily, usa, europe, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, tough heroes, investigation, criminal heroes, vengeance, vigilantism, death in the family, graphic violence, heroes, deadly, one man army, crime ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy
⇓ 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, crimes, rivalry, law enforcement, drug dealing, gang, criminal heroes, life is a bitch ...
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: chase, psychopath, deadly, danger, rivalry, tough law enforcer, fighting crime, dishonesty, law enforcement, crime, serial killer, crimes ...
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: rough, exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mob boss, mafia, violence, crime, criminal heroes, rivalry, dishonesty, dealing with death, gang, crimes, hitman ...
Time: 70s
Place: rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.0
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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: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, undercover cop, carjacking, police interrogation, car theft, crime, crimes, gang, rivalry, tough law enforcer, uninhibited rivalry, urban ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
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, crimes, criminal heroes, danger, violence spree, chases and races, gangsters, mob boss, corruption, mob hit, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: prague, europe, eastern europe, prague czech republic
⇓ 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: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, corruption, revenge, car chase, rebellion, bulldozer, crime, fighting crime, crimes, heroes, rivalry, society ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ 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: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, revenge, murder, chase, investigation, gangsters, martial arts, danger, car chase, law enforcement, deadly, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, gangsters, danger, heroes, rescue, hitman, martial arts, police investigation, crimes, partners, lone wolves, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, texas, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: frame up, prison, murder, gangsters, martial arts, vengeance, criminal's revenge, law enforcement, rivalry, drug dealing, drug abuse, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary
Place: china, asia, hong kong, paris france, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), gangsters, heroes, vigilantism, vigilante, hitman, robbery, graphic violence, profanity, sexual content, vengeance, urban ghetto life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, stylized, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, betrayal, crime, partners, going straight, deadly, danger, criminal's revenge, buddies, heroes, rivalry, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: exciting, rough, suspenseful, intense, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, hitman, corruption, heroes, partners, crimes, danger, vigilantism, deadly, violence, rivalry, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, hitman, betrayal, gangsters, assassination attempt, undercover, dual role, fistfight, helicopter, tattoo, timebomb, fbi ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: seattle washington, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.4
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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, tense, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, deadly, crimes, criminal's revenge, vigilantism, track down, vengeance, hitman, tough heroes, gory, dishonesty, rivalry ...
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, realistic, serious, cult film
Plot: gangsters, fire extinguisher, sniper rifle, violence, heroes, gang, crime, chase, master criminal, fighting crime, chases and races, against the rules ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, realistic, serious, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kidnapping, anti heroes, anti hero, heroes, betrayal, master warrior, street fighter, karate, yakuza, vengeance, danger ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: hong kong, japan, asia, china, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.4
 3K
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: exciting, rough, realistic, 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%
 7.4
 521K
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, vigilante, dark hero, gangsters, gunfight, tough guy, criminal's revenge, lone hero, violence spree, professional killer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: exciting, serious, realistic, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, chase, gangsters, betrayal, chases and races, confined, deadly, heroes, criminal heroes, police investigation, partners, partners against crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.6
 30K
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: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, tough law enforcer, heroes, fbi, vengeance, crimes, gang, criminal's revenge, law enforcement, working undercover, deadly, partners against crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1986, twentieth century
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.2
 169K
Desperado (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A gunslinger is embroiled in a war with a local drug runner.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, intense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone hero, revenge, hitman, musician, dark hero, dangerous attraction, drug lord, gangsters, fall in love, loss of loved one, crimes, crime ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.4
 28K
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: cult film, bleak, tense, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: neo noir, gangsters, hitman, nudity (full frontal - brief), funeral, pornography, crimes, crime, investigation, neo-noir, dishonor among criminals, loss of sibling ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, northern england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Gang War in Milan (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A Milan pimp faces off against a ruthless and greedy French gangster whom wants to unite organized crime in Italy.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, cult film
Plot: gangsters, murder, dishonesty, betrayal, crimes, deadly, crime, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes, nudity (full frontal - brief), strong violent content, urban ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.5
 335
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, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, friends, hitman, vengeance, urban, drug dealing, partners against crime, crime, gangsters, criminal heroes, buddies, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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