Italian Crime Movies

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1.
The Violent Four (1968)
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A detective is assigned to head a manhunt for four violent bank robbers. (98 mins.)
Director: Carlo Lizzani
 
2.
Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (1970)
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A chief of detectives, homicide section, kills his mistress and deliberately leaves clues to prove his own responsibility for the crime. (112 mins.)
Director: Elio Petri
 
3.
Caliber 9 (1972)
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Just out of prison, ex-con Ugo Piazza meets his former employer, a psychopathic gangster Rocco who enjoys sick violence and torture... (100 mins.)
Director: Fernando Di Leo
 
4.
The Italian Connection (1972)
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When a shipment of heroin disappears between Italy and New York, a small-time pimp in Milan is framed for the theft... (95 mins.)
Director: Fernando Di Leo
 
5.
The Boss (1973)
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A bomb attack in a cinema in Palermo kills all the fellows of Attardi's clan a part from Cocchi. He... (100 mins.)
Director: Fernando Di Leo
 
6.
High Crime (1973)
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An Italian police inspector matches wits with a powerful European drug ring. As he comes closer to the top of the underworld organization, his odds of survival decrease. (100 mins.)
 
7.
Almost Human (1974)
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A psychotic small-time criminal realizes that the everyday robberies, rapes and murders he commits aren't making him all that much money, so he figures to hit the "big time" by kidnapping the daughter of a rich man. (99 mins.)
Director: Umberto Lenzi
 
8.
Rabid Dogs (1974)
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Following a bungled robbery, three violent criminals take a young woman, a middle-aged man, and a child hostage and force them to drive them outside Rome to help them make a clean escape. (96 mins.)
Director: Mario Bava
 
9.
What Have They Done to Your Daughters? (1974)
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Police investigate apparent suicide of teen girl and uncover details of a teenage prostitution racket. They go on the hunt for a motorcycle riding killer. (96 mins.)
 
10.
Kidnap Syndicate (1975)
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Based on an actual event "The Kidnap Syndicate" is the story of two boys, one from a rich family and the other from a poor family, who are kidnapped and held for ransom. (97 mins.)
Director: Fernando Di Leo
 
11.
Street Law (1974)
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Carlo Antonelli, an engineer from Genoa, gets mugged and decides to take justice into his own hands. At first the muggers seem to get the upper hand, but then he's helped by Tommy, a young robber who takes his side. (105 mins.)
 
12.
Young, Violent, Dangerous (1976)
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In this riveting Italian exploitation thriller, three young men embark upon a terrifying series of bloody crimes... (100 mins.)
 
13.
Violent Naples (1976)
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An uncompromising cop gets transferred to Naples on account of this city's atrocious crime levels. His no-hold-barred police methods are considered to be the perfect anti-dote. (95 mins.)
Director: Umberto Lenzi
 
14.
The Tough Ones (1976)
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A tough, violent cop who doesn't mind bending the law goes after a machine-gun-carrying, hunchbacked psychotic killer. (95 mins.)
Director: Bert Lenzi
 
15.
Italia a mano armata (1976)
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(101 mins.)
 
16.
Live Like a Cop, Die Like a Man (1976)
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Fred and Tony are members of an elite 'special squad' of police in Rome, Italy whom are licensed-to-kill, undercover cops whom thrive on living dangerously. (100 mins.)
Director: Ruggero Deodato
 
17.
Il grande racket (1976)
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Nico Palmieri is a police inspector who battles against hoodlums terrorising a sleepy Italian village, extorting cash from the locals. (104 mins.)
 
18.
The Cynic, the Rat and the Fist (1977)
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Luigi Maietto (Chinaman) escapes from prison he then orders two henchman to murder the inspector whose testimonal led to his being jailed... (100 mins.)
Director: Umberto Lenzi
 
19.
La banda del gobbo (1978)
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Vincenzo 'hunchback' plans a robbery on a armored police van with his gang. Once the job is done, his gang try to kill him and absconds with the loot... (95 mins.)
Director: Umberto Lenzi
 
20.
Contraband (1980)
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Cigarette smugglers in Naples run into problems with cocaine operations being set up by a rival smuggler... (97 mins.)
Director: Lucio Fulci