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The Cynic, the Rat and the Fist (1977)
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The Cynic, the Rat and the Fist (1977)
Original name: Il cinico, l'infame, il violento
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 very amusing roles. Maurizio Merli is best as the role he was born to play, that of yet another ticked off Police commissioner. His very charismatic, yet level-headed performance is the one thing that keeps this movie moving along so well, and it is notable that of Lenzi's crime movies, this is probably the one that entrusts Merli with the most screentime.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, cult film
Plot: gangsters, violence, fire extinguisher, sniper rifle, crimes, vengeance, gang, heroes, crime, rebellion, chase, against the rules, car chase, fighting crime, chases and races, master criminal, strong violent content, law enforcement, rivalry, tough law enforcer, uninhibited rivalry, tough heroes, martial arts, prostitute, hospital ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: rome italy, italy, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and rough films with plots about crimes, crime, violence, blood, rivalry, gangsters and shot in the chest mostly in Crime, Thriller and Action genres. Some movies like The Cynic, the Rat and the Fist: Violent Naples (1976), The Tough Ones (1976), Syndicate Sadists (1975), A Special Cop in Action (1976), Contraband (1980). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, carjacking, police interrogation, car theft, rivalry, crimes, crime, tough law enforcer, uninhibited rivalry, urban, motorcycle chase ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, napoli italy
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95%
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, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, psychopath, chases and races, rivalry, danger, serial killer, dishonesty, fighting crime, tough law enforcer, deadly, law enforcement, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, graphic violence, tough heroes, gangsters, vengeance, vigilantism, death in the family, heroes, deadly, crime, criminal heroes, one man army ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
A Special Cop in Action (1976)
Genre: Thriller, Action, Crime
Country: Italy
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A school bus with young children being kidnapped. Commissario Betti will solve the case. High action is promised, including hostage, bank robberies, car chases, prison scenes and mafia bosses!
Style: surprise ending
Plot: killed in police car, corrupt cop, shot to death, torture, police shootout, police officer shot, police chase, bleeding to death, shot in the head, brawl, shot in the back, violence against women ...
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, chase, gangsters, violence, track down, rivalry, law enforcement, drug dealing, gang, crimes, deadly, tough heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe, napoli italy, naples italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: violent death, nudity (full frontal - brief), danger, undercover, investigation, chases and races, law enforcement, gangsters, rivalry, car chase, crimes, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Long Arm of the Law (1984)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An ultra-violent and ultra-gritty tale of desperate Chinese would-be jewel thieves hoping to make a quick, effortless score in Hong Kong. Naturally, things go afoul, and the gang must hide out until the heat dies down, besmirched with the blood of ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough
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Time: 80s, 20th century
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40%
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, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: interpol, undercover, partners, reluctant partners, graphic violence, tough heroes, chases and races, tough law enforcer, ego clash, partners against crime, crime, chase ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, italy, rome italy, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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: rough, suspenseful, cynical, serious, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Born to Raise Hell (2010)
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Duration: 98 min.
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Style: rough, serious, tense, suspense, realistic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Return to a Better Tomorrow (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 103 min.
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Style: stylized, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, fighting crime, leadership, criminal's revenge, betrayal, life is a bitch, dishonesty, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, crime, gangsters, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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
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Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe, milan italy, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Big Bullet (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
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Duration: 91 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Long Arm of the Law: Part 2 (1987)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 129 min.
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Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Duration: 103 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Heroic Duo (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Tough cop Ken Li (Cheng) is at the top of his game, but he's going to need some help to solve a grisly crime that the offender, a respected police officer, doesn't even remember committing. He seeks out Jack Lai (Lai), a former ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, stylized
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary
Place: china, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Street Law (1974)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
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Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Mitchell (1975)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A tough-guy cop (Joe Don Baker) pursues two drug runners (Martin Balsam, John Saxon) across the city to bust a large syndicate. Very much an anti-hero, Mitchell often ignores the orders of his superiors and demonstrates disdain for by-the-book ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
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32%
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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, tense, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.9
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The Loner (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A cop is looking for the killer of his friend.
Style: rough, exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough law enforcer, vengeance, fighting crime, loss of partner, police detective, law enforcement, crimes, crime, police officer killed, police chase, rivalry, chases and races ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.5
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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: serious, realistic, rough, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, milan italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: realistic, serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mob boss, mafia, violence, vengeance, cons and scams, rivalry, crime, criminal heroes, gang, dishonesty, crimes ...
Time: 70s
Place: rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Shadows in an Empty Room (1976)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An Ottawa police captain searches for the person who poisoned his sister, who was attending the university in Montreal. So desperate is he for revenge that he begin to use his own brutal methods to find the killer. Soon he discovers that not ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, murder, revenge, investigation, crimes, deadly, psychopath, dishonesty, law enforcement, rivalry, police corruption, heist ...
Time: 70s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.6
 31K
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: undercover, tough law enforcer, heroes, fbi, vengeance, crimes, gang, criminal's revenge, law enforcement, working undercover, rebellion, partners against crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1985, year 1986, twentieth century
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Red Siren (2002)
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Action
Country: France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Nearly 13, Alice rebels, telling the Paris police that her mother is a murderer. Alice has no evidence; her mother, Eva, rich and powerful, avoids charges. Alice promptly runs away, determined to find her dad whom she claims lives in Portugal. The ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police station, hitman, rivalry, on the run, law enforcement, danger, police investigation, moral dilemma, deadly, manhunt, good versus evil, master criminal ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, paris france, asia, france, lisbon portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
My Father is a Hero (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An undercover cop struggling to provide for his son and ailing wife, must infiltrate a ruthless gang. But things turn sour when another cop blows his cover and he quickly finds himself battling for his life and the lives of his family.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, heroes, undercover, martial arts, partners against crime, rivalry, law enforcement, chases and races, master criminal, gang, dishonesty, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.6
 17K
Doberman (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The charismatic criminal Dobermann, who got his first gun when he was christened, leads a gang of brutal robbers. After a complex and brutal bank robbery, they are being hunted by the Paris police. The hunt is led by the sadistic cop Christini, who ...
Style: stylized, realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 90s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.6
 290
Gambling City (1975)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Luca Altieri is a gambler. He likes cards and he is a master in playing poker. He is a cardsharper too. He begins working for "The President", who has many gambling houses and everything seems to go well until Luca falls for Maria Luisa. ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: gangsters, dishonesty, crime, crimes, on the run, love and romance, chase, love triangle, fall in love, cons and scams, gambling, gunshot wound ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.7
 635
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: bleak, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, martial arts, frame up, police corruption, gangsters, law enforcement, life is a bitch, rivalry, chases and races, dishonesty, crime, criminal heroes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%