Movies like The Big Family

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The Big Family
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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Undercover
Action, Crime, Drama
Bulgaria
60 min.
 8.9
Romanzo Criminale
Crime, Drama, Thriller
Italy
 8.6
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Most similar movies to The Big Family

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, rough and suspenseful films with plots about organized crime, mafia, crime, crimes, gangsters, police and gangster mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Big Family: Corleone (2007), The Octopus (1984), Lucky Luciano (1973), Mafia Princess (1986), Incident on a Dark Street (1973). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Corleone
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Il Capo dei Capi (The Boss of the Bosses) is a six-part Italian miniseries which debuted on Canale 5 between October and November 2007. It tells the story of Salvatore Riina, alias Totò u Curtu, a mafioso boss from Corleone, Sicily. Riina is played ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, gangsters, criminal heroes, crimes, mafia, cosa nostra, bribery, cat and mouse, notoriety, gun, corruption, prison ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s ...
Place: italy, sicily, palermo italy
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 8.8
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The Octopus
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France, UK, West Germany
Duration: 402 min.
Story: Corrado Cattani is a police inspector whose life is devoted to fighting the Italian mafia (known here as "La Piovra" or "The Octopus").
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: crime, fighting crime, murder, village, police investigation, family life, crimes, mafia, cosa nostra, law enforcement, family problems, gangsters ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, italy, sicily italy, palermo italy, sicily
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System:   90%
    User:   89%
 
 6.4
 957
Lucky Luciano
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, France, Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Lucky Luciano is one of the bosses of the Mafia. He orders the slaughter of 40 other responsibles, therefore becoming the only boss. But a few years later he is put into jail. In 1946, he got a pardon and is sent back to Sicilia. There, he begins ...
Style: rough, talky, serious, realistic, sincere ...
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Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 50s, 1930s ...
Place: europe, sicily, usa, italy, new york
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System:   81%
    User:   67%
 
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Mafia Princess
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, generation gap, daughter, independence, organized crime, corruption, gangster, mob boss
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Incident on a Dark Street
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, organized crime, courtroom, corruption, bomb
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The Sicilian Girl
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Inspired to a true story, on November 5th 1991, Rita Atria a young 17-year-old Sicilian girl, goes to see an anti-Mafia judge Paolo Borsellino to denounce the Mafia system that was responsible for the murder of her father and her brother. It is the ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: criminal's revenge, crime, witnessing a crime, village, betrayal, legal action, vengeance, price of justice, woman in danger, crimes, danger, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1991, year 1985
Place: europe, sicily, sicily italy, italy, rome italy ...
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Romanzo Criminale
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Story: Romanzo Criminale – La serie - is a television series Italian based on the eponymous novel by judge Giancarlo De Cataldo, and it is the second adaptation of the film Romanzo Criminale directed by Michele Placido. The first series quickly achieved ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: gang, criminal heroes, crime, crimes, gangsters, drug dealing, organized crime, violence, dishonesty, law enforcement, police, mafia ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, 90s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   75%
    User:   79%
 
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Family Business
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Jessie is an aging career criminal who has been in more jails, fights, schemes, and lineups than just about anyone else. His son Vito, while currently on the straight and narrow, has had a fairly shady past and is indeed no stranger to illegal ...
Style: serious, realistic, talky, emotional, suspense ...
Plot: heist, crime, dysfunctional family, family drama, prison, parents and children, death, jewish, father son relationship, cons and scams, family business, family ...
Time: 80s
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System:   70%
    User:   65%
 
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Undercover
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Bulgaria
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Just an ordinary boy from the Sofia suburbs becomes the first bulgarian undercover cop. Forced by his father when he was young to lie and cheat, Martin becomes the perfect liar. That skill, and also the hatred of the 'underworld' makes ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough
Plot: gangsters, crime, hidden identity, working undercover, crimes, undercover, law enforcement, danger, police operation, police, police corruption, fight ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: bulgaria
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System:   66%
    User:   60%
 
Fort Apache Napoli
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: crime, gangsters, investigation, journalism, political corruption, crimes, danger, mafia, deadly, dishonesty, media, uncover truth ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1985
Place: europe, italy, southern italy, naples italy
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System:   60%
    User:   52%
 
Gli Invisibili
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: police, violence, prison, mafia, jail, friendship, organized crime, prison riot, working class, terrorism
Place: italy
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System:   57%
    User:   65%
 
And Then You Die
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A drug deal must deal with the mafia, Hells Angels, and police who want to arrest him. -- WorldCat
Plot: murder, death, cocaine, hitman, raid, video tape, loyalty, blackmail, drug dealer, gang, criminal underworld, police ...
Place: montreal quebec canada
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System:   56%
    User:   63%
 
 5.9
 8K
Mobsters
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The story of a group of friends in turn of the century New York, from their early days as street hoods to their rise in the world of organized crime...
Style: stylized, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime, betrayal, vengeance, friendship, mafia, revenge, prohibition, gang, hitman, organized crime, gangster ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 1910s
Place: new york, usa, las vegas, manhattan new york city
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System:   56%
    User:   54%
 
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The Big Heist
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
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System:   56%
    User:   60%
 
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The Trust
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A pair of cops investigating a drug invasion stumble upon a mysterious bank vault.
Style: twist ending, bad ending, dark humor, absurd, clever ...
Plot: heist, police corruption, twists & turns, police, drugs, pornography, crime, police investigation, mob, first contact, noir, storytelling ...
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada
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System:   55%
    User:   52%
 
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Blood Brothers
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In this period piece set in Italy, Nicola Bellizzi dreams of becoming a lawyer. However, when he seeks the reason that people are reluctant to help him in his goals, he discovers that some of his blood relations are high-ranking members of the ...
Plot: camorra, police, stabbed to death, prostitute, courtroom, crime boss, organized crime, beating, mafia, torture, knife, razor blade ...
Time: 1890s, 1900s
Place: italy, naples italy, napoli italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   64%
 
 7.2
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The Last Don
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 258 min.
Story: Sprawling Mario Puzo novel about an Italian family of gangsters draws the inevitable comparison to "The Godfather", but does find its own direction. Headed by Don Domenico Clericuzio, the family executes a rival gang on the night of the ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, gloomy, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, crime, gangsters, urban, criminal heroes, family life, crimes, family relations, blind ambition, daughter, grandson, mafia ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 80s
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   58%
 
The Valachi Papers
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Italy, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When Joe Valachi (Charles Bronson) has a price put on his head by Don Vito Genovese (Lino Ventura), he must take desperate steps to protect himself while in prison. An unsuccessful attempt to slit his throat puts him over the edge to break the ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, bleak, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, crime, anti heroes, fugitives, gangsters, master criminal, special agents, tough law enforcer, murder, witnessing a crime, hitman, rise and fall ...
Time: 1930s, 1960s, 1950s, 1940s, 1920s
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   64%
 
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 7.6
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New World
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 134 min.
Story: An undercover cop has his loyalties tested when the boss of the corporate gang he's spent years infiltrating dies.
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, gangsters, undercover cop, betrayal, police, organized crime, gangster, mob, mafia, violent, twists & turns, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea, south korea, seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   47%
 
 7.6
 11K
Magic City
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Set in 1959 Miami, Florida shortly after the Cuban Revolution, Magic City tells the story of Ike Evans, the owner of Miami's most glamorous hotel, the Miramar Playa. Evans is forced to make an ill-fated deal with Miami mob boss Ben Diamond to ...
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, atmospheric, sexy ...
Plot: hotel, intrigue, drugs/alcohol, organized crime, crime, gangsters, couple relations, parents and children, ambition, crimes, dishonesty, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1960s, year 1959
Place: miami, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   53%
 
The Black Donnellys
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Meet the Donnelly brothers: Tommy, Jimmy, Kevin and Sean. There is nothing these four Irish brothers wouldn't do to protect each other, and for them that means lying, cheating, stealing and, occasionally, calling the cops. Narrated by wannabe ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, criminal heroes, organized crime, siblings relations, urban ghetto, crimes, rivalry, family relations, buddies, gang, gangsters, blind ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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System:   50%
    User:   41%
 
In with Thieves
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, mafia, organized crime, sex, albanian, cartel, thief, burglary, crew, urban, gangster ...
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System:   49%
    User:   49%
 
 6.3
 9K
Hoodlum
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In 1934, the second most lucrative business in New York City was running "the numbers". When, Madam Queen, the powerful woman who runs the scam in Harlem, is arrested. Ellsworth "Bumpy" Johnson takes over the business and must ...
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime, violence, organized crime, mafia, gangster, corruption, betrayal, gunfight, interracial relations, death, mob ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: harlem, illinois, usa, new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   47%
 
 8.4
 2K
Crime Story
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Crime Story is an American TV drama, created by Gustave Reininger and Chuck Adamson, that premiered in 1986 and ran for two seasons on NBC. The executive producer was Michael Mann, who had left his other series Miami Vice to oversee Crime Story and ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: crime, gangsters, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, criminal heroes, crimes, law enforcement, police detective, organized crime, police protagonist, working undercover, tough heroes ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   57%
 
 8.7
 19K
Gomorrah
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, Germany
Duration: 55 min.
Story: Based on Robert Saviano's bestselling book, this gritty Italian crime drama paints a portrait of the brutal Neapolitan crime organisation the Camorra, as seen through the eyes of Ciro Di Marzo, the obedient and self- confident right-hand man of ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, rough, captivating ...
Plot: gory, realism, crime, gangsters, drugs/alcohol, mafia, social decay, criminal heroes, crimes, deadly, life is a bitch, violence spree ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe
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System:   46%
    User:   44%
 
 7.8
 6K
Brotherhood
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A working-class Irish family rules a city built on loyalty and corruption. The Caffee brothers, Tommy, a rising politician desperate for reelection, and Michael, a hardened criminal returning from seven years on the run and eager to reclaim his ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, gloomy, clever ...
Plot: crime, criminal heroes, organized crime, politician, dysfunctional family, siblings relations, crimes, rivalry, family problems, gang, politics, family life ...
Place: rhode island, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   47%
 
 7.6
 7K
Mob City
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The true story of a decades-long conflict between the Los Angeles Police Department, under the determined leadership of Police Chief William Parker, and ruthless criminal elements led by Mickey Cohen, a one-time boxer who rose to the top of ...
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, gangsters, mafia, organized crime, tough law enforcer, fighting crime, crimes, law enforcement, rivalry, police, criminal, neo noir ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 1940s
Place: los angeles, usa
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System:   44%
    User:   50%
 
 6.4
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Phoenix
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Gambling fever -- along with a brutal bookie -- leads three crooked cops into a double-dealing scheme that lands them in hot water way over their heads.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, intense ...
Plot: crime, police corruption, gambling, crime gone awry, heist, addiction, betrayal, neo noir, murder, tough law enforcer, rock, gangsters ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: arizona, usa, new jersey, california, phoenix arizona
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System:   44%
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The Seven-Ups
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A tough detective who is part of an elite New York City unit is trying to find out who killed his partner, but uncovers a plot to kidnap mobsters for money.
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, police investigation, crime, gangsters, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, fighting crime, chases and races, crimes, law enforcement, partners, society ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city, manhattan new york city
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System:   43%
    User:   51%
 
In the Face of Crime
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, Austria
Duration: 479 min.
Story: Im Angesicht des Verbrechens is a German television series about the Russian mafia in Berlin. It received high critical acclaim, but the viewer figures were disappointing. It was broadcast by ARTE and Das Erste.
Style: serious, disturbing, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: crimes, crime, immigrants, prostitute, criminal heroes, deadly, dishonesty, police, law enforcement, society, mafia, criminal gang ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany
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System:   42%
    User:   47%
 
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