Movies like Violent City

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Violent City (1975)
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Violent City (1975)
Original name: Roma violenta
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A detective sick and tired of the rampant crime and violence in his city, and constantly at odds with his superiors, is finally kicked out of the department for a "questionable" shooting of a vicious criminal. However, he is soon approached by a representative for a group of citizens who themselves are fed up with what they see as criminals going unpunished, and they make him an offer he may very well not refuse.
Style: neo noir
Plot: police, police officer, buddy cop, gangsters, martial arts, drugs, rape, revenge, kung fu, investigation, violence, female nudity, criminal, car chase, restaurant, hospital, gunfight, street fight, violence against women, brutality, robbery, bus, corrupt cop, car accident, home invasion ...
Place: italy, milan italy

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Most similar movies to Violent City

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out cult film, serious, realistic and rough films with plots about violence, shot in the stomach, shot in the chest, police, blood splatter, shot to death and shot in the back mostly in Crime, Action and Thriller genres. Some movies like Violent City: A Special Cop in Action (1976), The Boss (1973), The Violent Professionals (1973), Syndicate Sadists (1975), Violent Naples (1976). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: police officer, police, hijacking, child abduction, car accident, secret police, martial arts, violent death, bus, hospital, hostage, rape ...
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.9
 2K
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: noir, cynical, serious, realistic, rough ...
Plot: gangsters, police, mafia, exploitation, italian mafia, police officer, martial arts, hitman, kidnapping, criminal heroes, dishonesty, gang ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, sicily, europe, palermo italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Violent Professionals (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
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: noir, exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, violent death, assassin, car chase, investigation, tough law enforcer, crimes, gangsters, rivalry, undercover, law enforcement, working undercover ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, motorcycle, police officer, police, revenge, crime family, tough heroes, death in the family, vigilantism, vengeance, investigation, one man army ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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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, suspenseful, rough, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, police officer, camorra, mafia, car theft, italian mafia, undercover cop, police interrogation, gangsters, strong violent content, uninhibited rivalry, motorcycle chase ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe, napoli italy, naples italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.7
 2K
No Way Out (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A mob hitman wants to retire, but his bosses don't think that's a good idea. Complications--and many bloody shootouts-ensue.
Style: neo noir, noir
Plot: mafia, police, hitman, italian mafia, police officer, lgbt, revenge, killer, sauna, car chase, husband wife relationship, airport ...
Time: 70s
Place: hamburg germany, italy, sicily, milan italy, copenhagen
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 285
Street War (1976)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The film focuses on Murri; the token maverick cop. He is called in after a bunch of criminals pull off a successful prison break and spend the night picking off various informers and people they don't like. Murri investigates; hooking up with ...
Style: psychotronic, cult film
Plot: police, mafia, exploitation, child murder, gunfight, gangsters, revenge, corrupt cop, strangulation, violence, motorcycle, robbery ...
Place: rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, police officer, chase, psychopath, vengeance, vigilantism, law enforcement, serial killer, tough law enforcer, crimes, rivalry, fighting crime ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, rome italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Manhunt in the City (1975)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a crook gets framed as a drug kingpin, the mob decide to "off" his wife. Revenge is the name of the game, and the manhunt is on!
Style: psychotronic, cult film
Plot: police, female nudity, vigilante, revenge, bank robbery, mafia, gang violence, hospital, loss of daughter, morgue, criminal underworld, child in peril ...
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Big Racket (1976)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Nico Palmieri is a police inspector who battles against hoodlums terrorising a sleepy Italian village, extorting cash from the locals.
Style: cult film
Plot: police, police officer, revenge, fight, gunfight, suicide, violent, rape, racketeer, crooked lawyer, bomb, car chase ...
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Colt 38 Special Squad (1976)
Genre: Drama, Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: When his wife is kidnapped by a local crime lord, a determined police captain forms his own squad of rogue cops, each of whom wields a .38 Colt revolver. The mission, of course, is to rescue the captain's wife -- but the conflict soon explodes ...
Style: cult film
Plot: police, criminal underworld, hostage, police corruption, police shootout, police protection, police officer, traffic policeman, police officer killed, combat, car accident, child murder ...
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Weapons of Death (1977)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Napoli spara! (internationally released as Weapons of Death and Naples shoots) is a "poliziottesco" film directed by Mario Caiano in 1977. It is an unofficial sequel of Napoli violenta, of which reprises the character of Gennarino (still ...
Plot: police, police officer, italian mafia, chase, police officer taken hostage, camorra, fistfight, child murder, car accident, combat, fast draw, secret police ...
Time: 70s
Place: napoli italy, naples italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Live Like a Cop, Die Like a Man (1976)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Fred and Tony are members of an elite 'special squad' of police in Rome, Italy who are licensed-to-kill, undercover cops and who love to live dangerously.
Style: psychotronic, cult film
Plot: police, police officer, buddy cop, police brutality, spy, undercover police officer, mafia, undercover agent, attempted rape, violence, rape, blonde ...
Place: rome italy, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.2
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Convoy Busters (1978)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: Italy
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In Rome, a vagrant finds the body of a teen girl, her throat professional slashed. Police inspector Olmi uses his brutal and violent methods to follow a trail that leads him toward high government officials. When his methods leave an innocent ...
Plot: police, police officer, revenge, police raid, child murder, gunfight, italian police, gangsters, disfigured face, police officer killed, torture, helicopter ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Free Hand for a Tough Cop (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Free Hand for a Tough Cop (Italian: Il trucido e lo sbirro, also known as Tough Cop) is an Italian poliziottesco-action film directed in 1976 by Umberto Lenzi. In this movie Tomas Milian plays for the first time Sergio Marazzi aka "Er ...
Plot: police, kidnapping, ransom, revenge, baby, gangsters, exploitation, movie theatre, police brutality, robbery, violence against women, violence ...
Place: rome italy, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.0
 927
High Crime (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, Spain, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An Italian police inspector matches wits with a powerful European drug ring. As he comes closer to the top of the underworld organization, his odds of survival decrease.
Style: cult film
Plot: police, police officer, italian mafia, car chase, knife fight, brutality, police officer killed, massacre, gunfight, mafia, motorcycle, violence against women ...
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Emergency Squad (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A ruthless Interpol agent goes after the man who killed his wife in Stelvio Massi's crime thriller. A gutsy robber named Marseilles pulls off a tricky heist, but he's no match for agent Ravelli, a maverick who can't control his ...
Plot: police, violent, revenge, gangsters, agent, car chase, car accident, tragic event, grudge, boat, violence, motorcycle ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.8
 129
Hunted City (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Commissario Paolo Ferro (Maurizio Merli) stars as a (typical) tough cop again. This time he returns to the city of Milan to go after a murder corporation. Acampora (Mario Merola) is believed to be the prime suspect although he later proves to be one ...
Plot: police, car accident, police officer killed, secret police, mercilessness, violence against women, police detective, morgue, gang, nightclub, murder, police officer ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Movie in collections
 6.2
 226
Crimebusters (1976)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Major Paolo Altieri of the Paratroopers Corps foils the kidnapping of child, but becomes the victim himself of a violent assault by the bandits. He realises that the criminals have used an experimental machine gun that's used only in his own ...
Plot: armed robbery, attempted kidnapping, transvestite, conspiracy, bullying, murder, bomb, corrupt politician, officer, paratrooper, train travel, fistfight ...
Place: rome italy, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.5
 2K
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, serious, rough, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, chase, rivalry, law enforcement, track down, crimes, gang, drug dealing, tough heroes, criminal heroes, police investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, napoli italy, naples italy, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, cult film
Plot: police officer, police, mafia, gangsters, strong violent content, car chase, tough heroes, vengeance, uninhibited rivalry, fighting crime, rebellion, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.1
 48
Fury in Red (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Philippines, Taiwan, Hong Kong
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A cop/gangster actioner involving seedy corporate dealings tied with ruthless Vietnamese gangs.
Plot: police officer killed, sexual abuse, massacre, death, revenge, flashback, restaurant, brutality, martial artist, murder of wife, fight, fistfight ...
Place: los angeles, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Day of the Cobra (1980)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An American narcotics agent is murdered in Italy. The head of the department decides to hire Larry Stanziani, 'The Cobra'. Larry, a former agent and now a third-rate private detective, uses the opportunity to get even with an old enemy, ...
Style: psychotronic, cult film
Plot: private detective, police, irony of fate, heroes, ex cop, one man army, betrayal, fistfight, hanging, one against many, assassination, violence ...
Place: italy, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Movie in collections
 4.9
 224
Double Game (1977)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Drugs, murders, robberies. In Turin, violence is an everyday fact of life, but a mysterious vigilante starts cleaning up the streets. In fact, the killer is a cop, Moretti, who went undercover to do the dirty work he couldn't do in cop's ...
Plot: police, police officer, police corruption, police chase, police officer killed, violence, violence against women, rape, corrupt cop, betrayal, bloodbath, brutality ...
Time: 70s
Place: italy, turin italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.2
 441
Nails (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The wife of a wild Los Angeles police detective becomes a hostage of the heroin ring he and his partner have exposed.
Style: neo noir, surprise ending, cult film
Plot: ex wife, gangsters, con artists, heroes, maverick cop, urban decay, urban setting, male female relationship, showdown, gunfight, police brutality, martial arts ...
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Destruction Force (1977)
Genre: Crime
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A shoot out after a robbery ends with the death of the Chief of Police. Police detective Ghini goes in search of a suspect, Lanza, to avenge the death of his boss. Ghini's search leads him to Belli, a Sicilian gangster and 'Trashy', ...
Plot: police, car chase, robbery, restaurant, female nudity, bus, money laundering, violence, torture, violence against women, criminal underworld, tragic event ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.7
 883
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: bloody, serious, realistic, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroic bloodshed, gangsters, betrayal, police corruption, frame up, police, manhunt, undercover, crimes, partners, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.3
 458
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: serious, realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroic bloodshed, revenge, adventure, police, criminal, arms smuggling, criminal heroes, partners, gangsters, buddies, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Palermo-Milano Solo Andata (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Turi Leofonte (Giannini) is a former mafioso who accepts to be a witness at a process involving very important people in the organization. For the Mafia, Leofonte is dangerous, that's why he has to be killed. A police group led by Nino Di ...
Plot: italian mafia, entrapment, gunfight, revenge, soldier, police, friendship, chase, court, gang violence, child murder, drugs ...
Place: palermo italy, milan italy, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.4
 4K
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: slasher, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, gangsters, police officer, female nudity, mafia, italian mafia, gunfight, blackmail, brutality, organized crime, nudity (full frontal - brief), betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe, milan italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%