Movies like The Big Family

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The Big Family (1973)
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The Big Family (1973)
Original name: L'onorata famiglia
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Two mafia bosses, Don Antonio Marchesi and Don Peppino Scalise, battle over building contracts in Palermo.
Plot: mafia, organized crime, sicilian, italian american, corruption, police
Place: sicily, italy

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Most similar movies to The Big Family

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, rough and intense films with plots about mafia, murder, organized crime, corruption, violence, gangster and gangsters mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Big Family: Gang War in Naples (1972), Mafia Princess (1986), Getting Gotti (1994), Incident on a Dark Street (1973), Boys Cry (2018). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Gang War in Naples (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The fast career of a young Neapolitan among contraband, gambling dens, bribes and illegality. He will upgrade its rank till the maximum level of the "Family".
Plot: bribery, gang, mafia, gambling, extortion, camorra
Place: napoli italy, italy
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95%
Mafia Princess (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Looks at the life of mafia boss Salvatore Giancana. Especially his troubled relationship with his family.
Plot: mafia, daughter, independence, generation gap, organized crime, corruption, gangster, mob boss
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 5.0
 272
Getting Gotti (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The fall of mob boss John Gotti
Plot: mafia, italian american, mob, prosecutor, courtroom, jury, lawyer
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
Incident on a Dark Street (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A small-time hood is murdered just as he is about to blow the whistle on an organized crime ring.
Style: tv series pilot
Plot: mafia, ice pick, district attorney, whistleblower, bribe, bomb, corruption, organized crime, courtroom
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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The Big Heist (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Based on the 1986 book "The Heist: How a Gang Stole $8,000,000 at Kennedy Airport and Lived to Regret It", by Ernest Volkman and John Cummings, this TV movie tells the story about the 1978 Lufthansa Heist at JFK Airport in New York - the ...
Plot: robbery, mafia, irish american, gangster, organized crime
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 6.8
 392
Boys Cry (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Mirko and Manolo are best friends and live in the suburbs of Rome. They both live in poor conditions with their single parents, are still in school and struggle with occasional odd jobs to make ends meet. Together they share dreams of women, of sex ...
Plot: mafia, contract killing, toothache, working class, pimp, hoodlum, roma, hit and run, sex scene, criminal gang, gang leader, gang member ...
Time: 2010s
Place: rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.1
 884
Mafia (1968)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A Police Officer faces difficulties when investigating a Mafia murder in a small Sicilian town. A businessman is murdered for refusing to join a Mafia-controlled group and although he suspects the Mafia are involved he can find no witnesses or ...
Plot: mafia, carabinieri, murder
Place: italy, sicily
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
The Most Beautiful Wife (1970)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Based on the story of Franca Viola and Filippo Melodia. In Sicily, as a Mafia boss leaves for prison, he advises Vito, a young man who's his potential successor, to marry a virtuous and poor woman. Vito's eye settles on Francesca, only 15, ...
Plot: rape, mafia, marriage, assassination, barn, arson, arrest, dead animal, brawl, farm, poverty, heart attack ...
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Crime Boss (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Hit man Antonio Mancuso travels to Italy to make the big time. He meets and befriends Mafia boss Don Vincenzo. Mancurso becomes part of the organization and the more he gets to know Vincenzo the more he wants his job but Mancurso will learn that ...
Plot: mafia, police uniform stolen, impersonating a police officer, police officer bombed, police officer shot, police officer knocked unconscious, police chase, police officer killed
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
From Corleone to Brooklyn (1979)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Maurizio Merli takes up a familiar role as Commissioner Berni; a cop who puts his life on the line to transport a witness from Corleone to New York City in order to testify against a mob boss on trial for murder. Along the way, Berni and his ...
Plot: mafia, police officer shot, police officer kicked, police officer, organized crime
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Pizza Connection (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Mario (Placido), an Italian American who manages a pizzeria in NYC, is charged with an assassination of a judge in Palermo. He leaves the States, comes back to Sicily and recruit Michele, his younger brother, for some help. Michele is a good guy not ...
Plot: mafia, police officer, pizzeria, assassination, hitman, killed in police car, police officer bombed, police escort, sicilian, mafia don, cosa nostra, carabinieri ...
Place: palermo italy, sicily, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Godfather: Part III (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 162 min.
Story: In the midst of trying to legitimize his business dealings in 1979 New York and Italy, aging mafia don, Michael Corleone seeks forgiveness for his sins while taking a young protege under his wing.
Style: epic, gloomy, stylized, bleak, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, helicopter, christianity, ambition, assassination, organized crime, vatican, pope, confession, lawyer, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, year 1980, year 1979
Place: italy, new york, europe, usa, sicily ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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The Godfather (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 175 min.
Story: Spanning the years 1945 to 1955, a chronicle of the fictional Italian-American Corleone crime family. When organized crime family patriarch, Vito Corleone barely survives an attempt on his life, his youngest son, Michael steps in to take care of the ...
Style: serious, captivating, rough, atmospheric, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, pride and honor, gangsters, organized crime, gang war, crimes, criminal heroes, mob boss, family business, greed, lawyer, family values ...
Time: 50s, 40s, 1950s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: italy, new york, europe, usa, sicily ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Counselor at Crime (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When the godson of San Francisco's crime lord asks permission to leave "the business," Don Antonio agrees, but reluctantly. Such behavior by either one is a violation of the code, and a bloody mob war breaks out. It is only through ...
Plot: undercover cop, police uniform stolen, mafia, murder, violence, dead girl, mob, police officer knocked unconscious, child killed, impersonating a police officer, child murder, italian american ...
Place: sicily
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Giovanni Falcone (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The story of the first ever "anti-mafia judges pool" established in the '80s at the Palermo Courthouse, in Sicily, in the '80s, while two mafia families started a 10-year-long war to obtain the complete control of smuggles. ...
Plot: police officer shot, police officer shot in the chest, killed in police car, police officer bombed, bombing, police officer shot in the head, police escort, true crime, judge, murder, controversy, police officer killed ...
Place: italy, palermo italy, sicily
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Godfather: Part II (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 202 min.
Story: In the continuing saga of the Corleone crime family, a young Vito Corleone grows up in Sicily and in 1910s New York. In the 1950s, Michael Corleone attempts to expand the family business into Las Vegas, Hollywood and Cuba.
Style: captivating, epic, atmospheric, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, rise to the top, criminal heroes, crimes, ambition, blind ambition, revenge, struggle, ambitious, pride and honor, organized crime ...
Time: 40s, 50s, 20s, 60s, 20th century ...
Place: italy, cuba, new york, sicily, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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A Prophet (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 155 min.
Story: Sentenced to six years in prison, Malik El Djebena (Tahar Rahim) is alone in the world and can neither read nor write. On his arrival at the prison, he seems younger and more brittle than the others detained there. At once he falls under the sway of ...
Style: realistic, tense, gloomy, bleak, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, prison, gangsters, muslim, prison life, confined, cruelty, crime, money, arab, protection, bribery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, marseille, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
A Judge of Honor (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 180 min.
Story: In 1980 Paolo Borsellino was appointed with the preliminary investigations and the task of setting up a team which would later become the famous anti-mafia pool, investigating into the criminal activities of various mafia bands, in particular the ...
Plot: assassination, police funeral, police officer, police officer shot in the back, police escort, police officer shot, killed in police car, police officer bombed, true crime, carabinieri, judge, police officer killed ...
Place: sicily, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Cry of a Prostitute (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The gangster Tony Aniante in the middle of a feud between two mafia families. He manipulates both families into believing he is on their side and are just waiting for the right moment to take the initiative...
Plot: mob boss, mafia, revenge, conspiracy, murder, promiscuous past, broken bottle, sexual attraction, rape victim, nipples visible through clothing, caught having sex, rock ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
To Get to Heaven First You Have to Die (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Tajikistan, France, Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Twenty-year-old Kamal has been married for a few months but his wife is still a virgin. Learning that there is nothing physically wrong with him after visiting a doctor, Kamal sets off to town to search for another woman. The city is full of them ...
Plot: loveless marriage, infidelity, organized crime, male nudity, medical examiner, doctor, friendship, marriage, pubic hair, virgin, sex scene
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 859K
Goodfellas (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: The true story of Henry Hill, a half-Irish, half-Sicilian Brooklyn kid who is adopted by neighbourhood gangsters at an early age and climbs the ranks of a Mafia family under the guidance of Jimmy Conway.
Style: rough, epic, stylized, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, organized crime, crimes, rise and fall, friends, friendship, shooting, violence, drug dealing, prison, murder ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s ...
Place: florida, new york, usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
In with Thieves (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A tough-as-nails burglary crew from the streets, a Cuban cartel, heavy into voodoo, ruthless Albanian gangsters, and a blood diamond deal that erupts into all out violence. This throws the criminal underworld into chaos. Double-crosses and brazen ...
Plot: cuban, voodoo, sex, organized crime, mafia, albanian, cartel, crew, burglary, thief, urban, gangster ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Gli Invisibili (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 99 min.
Story: At the beginning of the eighties, Sirio, a young worker at the steelworks in Terni with a past in the student struggles, decided to abandon his job as a soldier in an extreme left-wing group.
Plot: mafia, prison, violence, organized crime, police, friendship, working class, prison riot, terrorism, jail
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Kill the Irishman (2011)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Over the summer of 1976, thirty-six bombs detonate in the heart of Cleveland while a turf war raged between Irish mobster Danny Greene and the Italian mafia. Based on a true story, kill the Irishman chronicles Greene's heroic rise from a tough ...
Style: tense, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, gang war, tough heroes, organized crime, irish, garbage truck, corruption, crime, assassination attempt, labor union, mob boss ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s, year 1977 ...
Place: ohio, usa, cleveland ohio, ireland, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Scarface (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 170 min.
Story: After getting a green card in exchange for assassinating a Cuban government official, Tony Montana stakes a claim on the drug trade in Miami. Viciously murdering anyone who stands in his way, Tony eventually becomes the biggest drug lord in the ...
Style: serious, exciting, rough, epic, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug lord, drug dealing, gangsters, cocaine, drug abuse, rise and fall, organized crime, gunfight, mafia, criminal heroes, rise to the top, rivals ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: miami, cuba, usa, bolivia, colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Come Into the Light (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A priest (Zingaretti - Inspector Montalbano) attends his new parish only to find the church empty, the locals uninterested and their children rude and abusive. He very gently sets about winning over first the children by providing them with a place ...
Plot: carabinieri, hitman, church, blackmail, good versus evil, mafia, murder, priest
Time: 1990s
Place: italy, sicily italy, palermo italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The State-Mafia Pact (2014)
Genre: Crime
Country: Italy
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The story about how the pact beetween Italian State and Mafia was inked with innocence blood.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: mafia, gangsters, crime, reenactment, crimes, political satire, corruption, society, controversy
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Traffic Department (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Seven policemen, seven deadly sins, a murder case, secrets and the filth of everyday police work: Traffic Department transports the viewer into the darkest Warsaw streets.
Plot: police, interrogation, bribery, adultery, mafia, politics, murder, prostitute, violence, corpse, infidelity, husband wife relationship ...
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Blood Ties (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 240 min.
Story: An innocent American engineer is blackmailed by gangsters into a plot to assassinate his cousin, who is a judge in Sicily fighting the Mafia.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: murder, kidnapping, crime, gangsters, crimes, rescue, danger, deadly, hitman, gangster, drugs, mafia
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: sicily, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Fort Apache Napoli (2009)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The story of Giancarlo Siani, a journalist killed by the Neapolitan Mafia in 1985.
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, tense, rough
Plot: mafia, journalism, crime, gangsters, investigation, political corruption, crimes, danger, deadly, dishonesty, media, uncover truth ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1985
Place: italy, europe, southern italy, naples italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%