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The Bankers of God: The Calvi Affair
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: clergy, crime, bank, investigation, uncover truth, politics, dishonesty, state affairs, gangsters, political corruption, manipulations, fighting the system, 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 realistic, serious, suspenseful and rough films with plots about dishonesty, crimes, murder, crime, society, politics and political corruption mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Bankers of God: The Calvi Affair: The Bodyguards (1993), Edge of Darkness (1985), Excellent Cadavers (1999), Illustrious Corpses (1976), One Hundred Steps (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Bodyguards
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: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, fighting the system, politics, dedicated lawyer, gangsters, assassination, witnessing a crime, assassination attempt, legal action, legal investigation, on the run, police corruption ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, sicily, italy
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System:   95%
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Edge of Darkness
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 317 min.
Story: The mysterious murder of an environmental activist leads her straight-laced father, an Inspector of the local police force, through a haunting revelation of the murkiness of the British Nuclear Policy of the eighties.
Style: suspenseful, serious, captivating, realistic, tense ...
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Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe, northern england, yorkshire
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Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion
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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, tense, biting, suspenseful ...
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Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe
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    User:   75%
 
Excellent Cadavers
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic
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Time: 80s
Place: europe, sicily, italy
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System:   76%
    User:   63%
 
Illustrious Corpses
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Mystery
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)
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Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, italy
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    User:   79%
 
One Hundred Steps
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Country: Italy
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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.
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    User:   59%
 
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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 ...
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    User:   73%
 
The Palermo Connection
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System:   61%
    User:   53%
 
We Still Kill the Old Way
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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.
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic ...
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System:   61%
    User:   52%
 
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Corleone
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Country: Italy
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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 ...
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Audience: boys' night
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System:   59%
    User:   66%
 
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System:   57%
    User:   47%
 
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Zuzu Angel
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    User:   60%
 
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Style: talky, serious, rough, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
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    User:   60%
 
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Style: bleak, serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
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Country: France, USA
Duration: 189 min.
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Plot: president, conspiracy, investigation, assassination, obsession, politics, assassin, courtroom, corruption, murder, paranoia, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1963, 1960s
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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, suspenseful, realistic, captivating
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Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, 90s
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System:   53%
    User:   61%
 
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Hoffa
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: captivating, serious, factual, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: gangsters, politics, mafia, organized crime, corruption, violence, rise and fall, betrayal, murder, crime, conspiracy, prison ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 40s, 50s ...
Place: michigan, usa, new jersey, new york, detroit ...
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System:   51%
    User:   54%
 
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Serpico
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The real-life struggle of an honest New York City cop against a corrupt system.
Style: realistic, tense, serious, rough, intense ...
Plot: police corruption, idealism, police, crime, undercover cop, corruption, police investigation, fighting the system, courage, violence, morality, realism ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1960s
Place: new york, usa, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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System:   50%
    User:   53%
 
The Pelican Brief
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Two Supreme Court Justices have been assassinated. One lone law student has stumbled upon the truth. An investigative journalist wants her story. Everybody else wants her dead.
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, serious, captivating ...
Plot: politics, murder, political corruption, conspiracy, lawyer, corruption, chase, assassination, president, assassin, surveillance, paranoia ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new orleans, washington d.c.
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Caliber 9
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: bleak, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, gangsters, criminal heroes, rock, crimes, urban, betrayal, dishonesty, cons and scams, blackmail, gunfight, organized crime ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, italy, milan italy
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System:   45%
    User:   46%
 
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Black Caesar
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Tommy Gibbs is a tough kid, raised in the ghetto, who aspires to be a kingpin criminal. As a young boy, his leg is broken by a bad cop on the take, during a payoff gone bad. Nursing his vengeance, he rises to power in Harlem, New York. Angry at the ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal's revenge, crime, gang, urban ghetto, gangsters, drug dealing, vengeance, police corruption, violence spree, criminal heroes, crimes, racism ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1950s
Place: harlem, usa, new york, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
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System:   44%
    User:   50%
 
The Professor
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, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, gangsters, tough heroes, criminal heroes, prison, confined, crimes, kidnapping, rise and fall, murder, isolation, prison life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: italy, new york, napoli italy
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System:   43%
    User:   41%
 
Hidden Agenda
Genre: Drama, Thriller
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, suspenseful, realistic, tense ...
Plot: politics, folk, dedicated lawyer, assassination, investigation, uncover truth, political corruption, terrorism, parade, torture, political intrigue, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe, ireland, northern ireland
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System:   42%
    User:   36%
 
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: suspenseful, serious, bleak, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 1920s, 1930s, 1960s, 1940s, 1950s
Place: europe, italy
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System:   42%
    User:   38%
 
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Z
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: France, Algeria
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Repression is the rule of the day in this film that skewers Greek governance of the 1960s. Z, a leftist rabble rouser, is killed in what appears to be a traffic accident. But given the political climate, the death of such a prominent activist raises ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, bleak, serious ...
Plot: assassination, politics, journalism, political corruption, investigation, fighting the system, corruption, conspiracy, brutality, tragedy, betrayal, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: greece, europe
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System:   42%
    User:   44%
 

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