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The Bankers of God: The Calvi Affair (2002)
Original name: I banchieri di Dio - Il caso Calvi
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A reconstruction of the bankruptcy of the Banco Ambrosiano bank and its liaisons with the Vatican and the Masonry through its president Roberto Calvi, notoriously found dead under the Blackfriars Bridge in London in June 1982.
Style: suspenseful, serious, bleak, realistic, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bank, investigation, politics, political corruption, fighting the system, clergy, crime, uncover truth, dishonesty, state affairs, gangsters, manipulations, cons and scams, crimes, legal, society, bankruptcy, freemason, camorra, carabinieri, italian history, finance, communism, power, vatican ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: italy, palermo italy, new york, rome italy, switzerland

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and tense films with plots about crimes, dishonesty, murder, crime, deadly, state affairs and politics mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Bankers of God: The Calvi Affair: The Mattei Affair (1972), Fort Apache Napoli (2009), Excellent Cadavers (1999), The Bodyguards (1993), Slap the Monster on Page One (1972). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Mattei Affair (1972)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: Italy
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Enrico Mattei helped change Italy's future, first as freedom-fighter against the Nazis, then as an investor in methane gas through a public company, A.G.I.P., and ultimately as the head of ENI, a state body formed for the development of oil ...
Style: serious, tense, realistic, atmospheric, suspenseful
Plot: politics, intrigue, crime, rise and fall, crimes, dishonesty, state affairs, investigation, journalism, corporate crimes, ambition, media ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: italy, sicily, europe
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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
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Excellent Cadavers (1999)
Genre: Drama, Crime, Thriller
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Fact based story about the political battle that was waged against the Mafia in Sicily during the late 1980's and early 1990's. Chazz Palminteri plays Giovanni Falcone, a crusading prosecutor who tried to use money trails as a way to ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: crime, gang, gangsters, tough law enforcer, fighting crime, investigation, journalism, legal investigation, idealism, courtroom drama, murder, police corruption ...
Time: 80s
Place: sicily, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (1970)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A chief of detectives, homicide section, commits a murder and deliberately leaves clues to prove his own responsibility for the crime.
Style: surreal, bleak, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: politics, murder, police, courtroom drama, police investigation, crime, protagonist as suspect, legal investigation, crime investigation, whodunit, who done it, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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The Bodyguards (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The film shows the difficulties of an honest, imperiled judge and his bodyguard of four men, trying to clean up a Sicilian town. Corrupt local politicians, working hand-in-hand with the Mafia, will stop at nothing to prevent exposure of their ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: politics, assassination, fighting the system, crime, dedicated lawyer, gangsters, witnessing a crime, assassination attempt, legal action, legal investigation, on the run, police corruption ...
Time: 90s
Place: sicily, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Slap the Monster on Page One (1972)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: 1972, Milano. We are just a few days before the general elections. The daughter of a well-known professor is found dead. Mr Bizanti editor in chief of newspaper "Il Giornale", in agreement with its owner Mr. Montelli, decides to charge of ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: journalism, politics, murder, manipulations, college, mystery, false accusation, political unrest, media, rebellion, society, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: italy, milan italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
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One Hundred Steps (2000)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The story of Peppino Impastato, a political activist who opposed the Mafia in Sicily. One hundred steps was the number of steps it took to get from the Impastato house to the house of the Mafia boss Tano Badalamenti.
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: assassination, radio, communism, gangsters, idealism, crime, small town, fighting the system, crimes, dishonesty, rebellion, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: sicily, italy, europe, sicily italy
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Angel of Evil (2010)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, France, Romania
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Set in Italy in the 1970s, VALLANZASCA is the true story of the Italian underworld’s most infamous outlaw. A criminal by age 9, Renato Vallanzasca grew up to become the country’s most notorious mobster before the age of 27. Vallanzasca and his ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak, sincere
Plot: criminal heroes, bank robber, murder, criminal, kidnapping, prisoner, controversy, crime, gangsters, master criminal, crimes, fugitives ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe, milan italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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All the President's Men (1976)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: In the run-up to the 1972 elections, Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward covers what seems to be a minor break-in at the Democratic Party National headquarters. He is surprised to find top lawyers already on the defense case, and the discovery of ...
Style: talky, suspenseful, realistic, clever, captivating ...
Plot: investigation, politics, journalism, newspaper, political corruption, president, journalist, newspaper man, political conspiracy, political intrigue, white house, republican ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, washington d.c., mcdonald's restaurant
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
The Professor (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 171 min.
Story: Vaguely inspired to the real story of boss of the Camorra's bosses Raffaele Cutolo, this is the story of the criminal career of "Il professore" (the professor). He is in prison, and by there he is able to build, step by step, an ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, murder, gangsters, crime, tough heroes, prison, criminal heroes, confined, crimes, rise and fall, isolation, prison life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
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The Preacher (2004)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 110 min.
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Style: bleak, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
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No One Killed Jessica (2011)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 136 min.
Story: A reporter teams up with the sister of a murdered model in order to bring her case justice.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: courtroom drama, murder, media, investigation, uncover truth, courtroom, bollywood, crime, fighting the system, crimes, dishonesty, legal ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: asia, india, new delhi
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Illustrious Corpses (1976)
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Country: Italy, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A detective (inspector Rogas) is assigned to investigate the mysterious murders of some Supreme Court judges. During the investigation he discovers a complot that involves the Italian Communist Party. (IMDb)
Style: suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, realistic, tense ...
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Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe
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We Still Kill the Old Way (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Italy
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A leftist professor wants the truth about two men killed during a hunting party; but the mafia, the Church and corrupt politicians don't want him to learn it.
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Zuzu Angel (2006)
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The Front Line (2009)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
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Style: serious, realistic, sincere, captivating, tense ...
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Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, year 1982
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⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Palermo Connection (1990)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, exciting
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Country: France, Italy
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Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, cynical
Audience: boys' night
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Executive Action (1973)
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Country: USA
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Hidden Agenda (1990)
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Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In Ireland, American lawyer Ingrid Jessner and her activist partner, Paul Sullivan, struggle to uncover atrocities committed by the British government against the Northern Irish during the "Troubles." But when Sullivan is assassinated in ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
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Time: 20th century, 80s
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Sweeney! (1977)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
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Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense
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Hoffa (1992)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Jack Nicholson's portrait of union leader James R. Hoffa, as seen through the eyes of his friend, Bobby Ciaro (Danny DeVito). The film follows Hoffa through his countless battles with the RTA and President Roosevelt all the way to a conclusion ...
Style: tense, serious, captivating, realistic, sincere ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Open Doors (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Tommaso Scalia is a man who commits three murders: he killed his superior who sacked him, he kills the man who replaced him, and he kills his own wife. He wants a quick trial and an early execution, but an earnest, principled assistant judge looks ...
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Gang War in Milan (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A Milan pimp faces off against a ruthless and greedy French gangster whom wants to unite organized crime in Italy.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: murder, crime, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, gang war, gangsters, urban, crimes, rivalry, betrayal, deadly, dishonesty ...
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Place: italy, europe
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Il Divo (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 110 min.
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Ruby (1992)
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Country: UK, USA, Japan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Fact and fiction are combined in this story about Jack Ruby and a stripper, Candy Cane, and how they become involved in a conspiracy to kill J.F.K.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Citizen X (1995)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, Hungary
Duration: 105 min.
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Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, serious, bleak ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Able Danger (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
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Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic
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Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Baader (2002)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, UK
Duration: 115 min.
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Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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