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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, police, corruption, mob boss, sicilian, police officer, italian american, police shootout, police officer shot, police uniform stolen
Time: 70s
Place: italy, sicily

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Most similar movies to The Big Family

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspense, intense, serious and rough films with plots about mafia, organized crime, murder, violence, police officer shot, police officer and carabinieri mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Big Family: Mafia Princess (1986), A Judge of Honor (2004), From Corleone to Brooklyn (1979), Counselor at Crime (1973), Gang War in Naples (1972). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, organized crime, gangster, mob boss, independence, daughter, generation gap, corruption, gangsters, crimes, crime
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: judge, carabinieri, police officer, true crime, mafia, police officer shot in the back, police escort, assassination, police funeral, italian police, killed in police car, police officer bombed ...
Place: sicily, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
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, organized crime, mob boss, police officer shot, secret police, police officer, police officer kicked
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
Counselor at Crime (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, Spain, USA
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, bandit, murder, the underworld, gang war, police officer, italian american, violence, child murder, mafia, secret police, police uniform stolen ...
Place: sicily
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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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: gang, bandit, mafia, gambling, smuggling, bribery, extortion, camorra, drug, drugs
Place: napoli italy, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Order to Assassinate (1975)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Spain, Italy, Dominican Republic
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The story concerns a mob family, headed by gambling czar Jose Ferrer. When one of family's hit men (Helmut Berger) fails to come up to expectations, Ferrer orders the man's execution.
Plot: police officer shot through the heart, island, police shootout, assassination, training, police, murder, female nudity, police officer killed, champagne, police officer shot, police officer knocked unconscious ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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: brother brother relationship, boss, hitman, assassination, cosa nostra, gun, mafia, police officer killed, prostitute, police, police escort, carabinieri ...
Place: palermo italy, new york, sicily
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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The Immortal (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, Germany
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Ciro's body is sinking in the dark waters of the Gulf of Naples. And as it sinks deeper and deeper, memories emerge. The sounds muffled by the water merge with the screams of fleeing people. It is 1980, the earth shakes, the palace collapses, ...
Style: harsh, serious, rough, intense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, runaway, criminal, violence, urban ghetto, social problems, danger, gang, beating, escapades, heist, tough guy ...
Time: 2010s
Place: naples italy, italy, europe, napoli italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, organized crime, courtroom, bribe, district attorney, bomb, ice pick, whistleblower, corruption
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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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: hitman, mafia, police officer killed, police chase, police officer shot, police officer knocked unconscious, impersonating a police officer, police officer bombed, police uniform stolen
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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 ...
Style: captivating, tense, psychological, suspense, factual
Plot: priest, mafia, murder, hopes, church, mob boss, hitman, fighting crime, crimes, rivalry, danger, showdown ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: sicily, italy, palermo italy, sicily italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Giovanni Falcone (1993)
Genre: Biography, 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 in the chest, police officer shot, bombing, police, judge, murder, death, police officer, police officer bombed, killed in police car, true crime, italian police ...
Place: italy, sicily, palermo italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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, stylized, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, helicopter, christianity, organized crime, assassination, family relations, priest, pope, lawyer, confession, vatican ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, year 1979, year 1980
Place: italy, new york, europe, usa, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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I Am the Law (1977)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The mafia has overrun a section of the country so ruinously that a very stern man (Giuliano Gemma) has been sent by the government to be the governor in that region. He has been given wide-ranging power and authority and is not afraid to use it. ...
Plot: italian fascism, political corruption, crime fighter, organized crime, mafia, cosa nostra, violence, bandit, fascism, carabinieri
Time: 1930s
Place: palermo italy, italy, sicily
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.2
 5K
The Ruthless (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Milan, Italy, 1967. Santo Russo, a boy of Calabrian origin, arrives north with his parents and younger brother to find better living conditions. Due to an absurd misunderstanding and his father's contempt, Santo ends up in prison, where he gets ...
Style: realistic, suspense, harsh, captivating, intense ...
Plot: drug lord, gangster, gangsters, tough guy, mafia, bank robbery, robbery, anti-hero, gunfight, street shootout, mob boss, organized crime ...
Time: 1960s, 1990s, 60s, 80s, 90s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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: gangsters, mafia, organized crime, pride and honor, criminal heroes, crimes, gang war, cosa nostra, greed, mob boss, lawyer, power struggle ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 40s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: italy, new york, europe, sicily, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Mafia Triangle (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A Neapolitan camorra boss has retired from business but when his wife gets killed he gets back into action, and goes to the States to get his revenge.
Plot: police officer shot, police officer knocked unconscious, police officer shot in the chest, italian american, police officer, mafia don, camorra
Place: italy, napoli italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Law of Courage (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The true story of Rosario Livatino, a young judge in Sicily in the early 1980s, who have been nicknamed 'The Boy Judge' from the President of the Republic. He's strictly incorruptible, working hard and refusing even to shake hands ...
Plot: mafia, sicilian, carabinieri, assassination, murder, judge, police
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: sicily, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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, organized crime, gangster, heist, irish american, gangsters
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 4.9
 312
Getting Gotti (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The fall of mob boss John Gotti
Plot: mafia, courtroom, prosecutor, jury, female lawyer, lawyer, italian american, mob, bandit
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.5
 142
The Warning (1980)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: It is a law police officials obey out of fear. A rule chilling in its simplicity. Accept corruption...or die! They have sealed an unholy alliance. The great banks of Europe. And the blackhearted underworld empire. Together, with their matchless ...
Plot: shot in the chest, funeral, murder, disguise, shot through a wall, wedding reception, shot in the face, police officer shot in the head, car accident, bare breasts, police uniform stolen, wrist slitting ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, crimes, criminal heroes, ambition, rise to the top, organized crime, corruption, immigrants, melancholy, death, family relations ...
Time: 50s, 40s, 1920s, 1940s, 60s ...
Place: cuba, italy, new york, sicily, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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, murder, card game, police investigation, carabinieri
Place: sicily, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Casino (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: The life of the gambling paradise – Las Vegas – and its dark mafia underbelly.
Style: realistic, clever, rough, stylized, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: casino, mafia, organized crime, crime, criminal heroes, rise and fall, crimes, blind ambition, gangsters, drug abuse, fbi, greed ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century, year 1973, year 1983 ...
Place: las vegas, usa, costa rica, los angeles, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: years of lead, friendship, organized crime, mafia, working class, jail, communist, terrorism, prison, police, violence, prison riot
Time: 80s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Sweet and the Bitter (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Saro, a young Sicilian thug, that from jobs assigned by his godfather, won the favor of leaders of Cosa Nostra, becoming a "man of honor".
Plot: breasts, wedding, mafia, mob boss, sicilian, gangsters, gangster
Place: sicily, palermo italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Execution Squad (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Bertone is a moderately honest homicide cop. Unfortunately, the court system is so inept and corrupt that many more-or-less honest policemen have begun taking the law into their own hands. Between his efforts to thwart the growth of crime and to ...
Plot: prostitute, violence, police officer shot in the chest, shot multiple times, power struggle, police officer shot, hit by a car, shot in the chest, drug use, corruption, hostage, bus ...
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, forced marriage, marriage, desperation, dead animal, arson, arrest, violence against women, brawl, machismo, prostitute ...
Time: 70s
Place: sicily italy, italy, sicily
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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The Hired Gun (1975)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Fabio Testi is an undercover cop doubling as the bodyguard (hence, “Gorilla”) of a cantankerous middle-aged industrialist targeted for extortion.
Plot: police officer killed, police shootout, shootout at a train station, police officer kicked, police officer knocked unconscious, police officer shot, police officer
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Un eroe borghese (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An intriguing look at a sinister web of power,linking politics and the mafia in modern day Italy.
Plot: corporation, lawyer, bank, police, legal, mafia, speech, death, prime minister, corruption, murder, politics ...
Time: 70s
Place: italy, milan italy, new york, sicily
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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