Poliziottesco Films

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1. Caliber 9 (1972)

Not Rated | 88 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.6
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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. Both the gangsters and the police believe Ugo has hidden... See full summary »

Director: Fernando Di Leo | Stars: Gastone Moschin, Barbara Bouchet, Mario Adorf, Frank Wolff

Votes: 2,422

2. The Boss (1973)

R | 100 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.1
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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 immediately understands that the author of the bomb attack is Daniello from Don ... See full summary »

Director: Fernando Di Leo | Stars: Henry Silva, Richard Conte, Gianni Garko, Antonia Santilli

Votes: 1,215

3. La polizia incrimina la legge assolve (1973)

R | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.3
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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.

Director: Enzo G. Castellari | Stars: Franco Nero, James Whitmore, Delia Boccardo, Fernando Rey

Votes: 518

4. Violent Naples (1976)

95 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.1
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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.

Director: Umberto Lenzi | Stars: Maurizio Merli, John Saxon, Barry Sullivan, Elio Zamuto

Votes: 711

5. Roma a mano armata (1976)

R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.0
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A tough, violent cop who doesn't mind bending the law goes after a machine-gun-carrying, hunchbacked psychotic killer.

Director: Umberto Lenzi | Stars: Maurizio Merli, Arthur Kennedy, Giampiero Albertini, Ivan Rassimov

Votes: 807

6. Almost Human (1974)

R | 99 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.4
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A small-time homicidal maniac kidnaps the daughter of a rich man, prompting a hardened detective to work outside the law to pursue him.

Director: Umberto Lenzi | Stars: Tomas Milian, Henry Silva, Laura Belli, Gino Santercole

Votes: 1,577

7. Live Like a Cop, Die Like a Man (1976)

Not Rated | 94 min | Thriller

6.6
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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.

Director: Ruggero Deodato | Stars: Marc Porel, Ray Lovelock, Adolfo Celi, Franco Citti

Votes: 844

8. Contraband (1980)

Unrated | 97 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.5
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Cigarette smugglers in Naples run into problems with cocaine operations being set up by a rival smuggler. Full of violence, including a women's face being burned off with a blow torch and a... See full summary »

Director: Lucio Fulci | Stars: Fabio Testi, Ivana Monti, Marcel Bozzuffi, Saverio Marconi

Votes: 1,297

9. The Family (1970)

R | 100 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.5
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A hitman is double-crossed by his girlfriend and barely escapes a murder attempt. He then sets out to take his revenge on the woman and the gang boss who put her up to it.

Director: Sergio Sollima | Stars: Charles Bronson, Jill Ireland, Michel Constantin, Telly Savalas

Votes: 1,787

10. Violent City (1975)

89 min | Action, Crime

6.8
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A detective sick and tired of the rampant crime and violence in his city, and constantly at odds with his superiors, is finally kicked out of the department for a "questionable" shooting of... See full summary »

Director: Marino Girolami | Stars: Maurizio Merli, Richard Conte, Silvano Tranquilli, Ray Lovelock

Votes: 417

11. Syndicate Sadists (1975)

R | 90 min | Crime, Action, Thriller

6.4
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A biker's brother is killed while investigating the kidnapping of a young boy, the byproduct of a war between two crime families. The biker vows to get revenge by finding the kidnapped boy and destroying the two families.

Director: Umberto Lenzi | Stars: Tomas Milian, Joseph Cotten, Maria Fiore, Mario Piave

Votes: 480

12. Double Game (1977)

85 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

4.9
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Drugs, murders, robberies. In Turin, violence is an everyday fact of life, but a mysterious vigilante starts cleaning up the streets. In fact, the killer is a cop, Moretti, who went ... See full summary »

Director: Carlo Ausino | Stars: George Hilton, Emanuele Cannarsa, Giuseppe Alotta, Annarita Grapputo

Votes: 122

13. Grand Slam (1967)

121 min | Crime, Drama

7.0
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At the suggestion of a retired professor, a motley group of criminals plans the robbery of a Brazilian diamond company but it must contend with a new alarm system and the mutual distrust among its members.

Director: Giuliano Montaldo | Stars: Janet Leigh, Robert Hoffmann, Klaus Kinski, Riccardo Cucciolla

Votes: 845

14. A Man Called Magnum (1977)

88 min | Action, Crime

6.0
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Police Commissioner Dario Mauri investigates the activities of a drug ring led by Don Domenico Laurenzi.

Director: Michele Massimo Tarantini | Stars: Luc Merenda, Enzo Cannavale, Adolfo Lastretti, Ferdinando Murolo

Votes: 143

15. La polizia ha le mani legate (1975)

97 min | Crime, Drama

6.7
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Luciano Ercoli's Killer Cop is actually an entirely serious Italian crime thriller (or 'Poliziotteschi'), that handles themes such as murder and terrorism. ..

Director: Luciano Ercoli | Stars: Claudio Cassinelli, Arthur Kennedy, Franco Fabrizi, Sara Sperati

Votes: 174

16. Diamanti sporchi di sangue (1977)

99 min | Thriller

6.3
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A man is arrested and condemned to five years in jail for robbery. After serving his term, he is out for revenge on the gang members he considers were to blame for his arrest. The prize for this deadly fight is a large cache of diamonds.

Director: Fernando Di Leo | Stars: Claudio Cassinelli, Martin Balsam, Olga Karlatos, Pier Paolo Capponi

Votes: 97

17. Processo per direttissima (1974)

95 min | Crime, Drama

6.3
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Following a terrorist attack on a train, police arrested the police worker Stefano Baldini, a militant in a left-wing group, who, however, died during police interrogation under unclear ... See full summary »

Director: Lucio De Caro | Stars: Ira von Fürstenberg, Michele Placido, Gabriele Ferzetti, Mario Adorf

Votes: 27

18. Roma drogata: la polizia non può intervenire (1975)

94 min | Action, Crime

5.7
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A psychedelic trip with a social commentary. Bud Cort, in his debut performance, plays Massimo Monaldi, a student involved in political protests and juvenile delinquency. When Massimo ... See full summary »

Director: Lucio Marcaccini | Stars: Bud Cort, Marcel Bozzuffi, Guido Alberti, Ennio Balbo

Votes: 64

19. Milano rovente (1973)

R | 96 min | Crime, Drama

6.6
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A Milan produce vendor, whom moonlights as a pimp, faces off against a ruthless and greedy French gangster whom wants to unite the organized crime ring of Italy.

Director: Umberto Lenzi | Stars: Antonio Sabato, Philippe Leroy, Antonio Casagrande, Carla Romanelli

Votes: 334

20. Banditi a Milano (1968)

Approved | 98 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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A detective is assigned to head a manhunt for four violent bank robbers.

Director: Carlo Lizzani | Stars: Gian Maria Volontè, Tomas Milian, Margaret Lee, Don Backy

Votes: 472

21. Execution Squad (1972)

R | 100 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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This is a story of a secret organization of former police officers, who go beyond the law, to kill notorious criminals without trial. One police inspector, (intense performance: Enrico ... See full summary »

Director: Steno | Stars: Enrico Maria Salerno, Mariangela Melato, Mario Adorf, Franco Fabrizi

Votes: 335

22. The Italian Connection (1972)

R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.3
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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. Two professional hitmen are dispatched from New York to find him, but ... See full summary »

Director: Fernando Di Leo | Stars: Mario Adorf, Henry Silva, Woody Strode, Adolfo Celi

Votes: 1,479

23. No Way Out (1973)

R | 90 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.0
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A mob hitman wants to retire, but his bosses don't think that's a good idea. Complications--and many bloody shootouts-ensue.

Director: Duccio Tessari | Stars: Alain Delon, Richard Conte, Carla Gravina, Marc Porel

Votes: 940

24. Milano trema: la polizia vuole giustizia (1973)

R | 104 min | Crime, Drama

6.4
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When Milano police lieutenant Giorga's chief is murdered by an organized crime ring, he vows to avenge his boss's death. Going undercover to continue the chief's investigation, he plans to ... See full summary »

Director: Sergio Martino | Stars: Luc Merenda, Richard Conte, Silvano Tranquilli, Carlo Alighiero

Votes: 519

25. Blood in the Streets (1973)

R | 111 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.5
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An Italian official's wife is kidnapped, and the kidnappers demand that a notorious prisoner be released in order for the man to get his wife back. He gets the man released--but then ... See full summary »

Director: Sergio Sollima | Stars: Oliver Reed, Fabio Testi, Paola Pitagora, Agostina Belli

Votes: 1,179

26. The Boss (1973)

R | 100 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.1
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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 immediately understands that the author of the bomb attack is Daniello from Don ... See full summary »

Director: Fernando Di Leo | Stars: Henry Silva, Richard Conte, Gianni Garko, Antonia Santilli

Votes: 1,215

27. Rabid Dogs (1974)

Not Rated | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.6
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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.

Directors: Mario Bava, Lamberto Bava | Stars: Lea Lander, George Eastman, Riccardo Cucciolla, Don Backy

Votes: 3,305

28. Street Law (1974)

105 min | Action, Thriller

7.1
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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.

Director: Enzo G. Castellari | Stars: Franco Nero, Giancarlo Prete, Barbara Bach, Renzo Palmer

Votes: 880

29. Emergency Squad (1974)

95 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.2
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A cop is consumed with the desire to get revenge on the crook who shot his wife to death during a robbery. The crook in question is Marseilles who is trying to assemble funds for his own retirement.

Director: Stelvio Massi | Stars: Tomas Milian, Gastone Moschin, Ray Lovelock, Mario Carotenuto

Votes: 305

30. La città gioca d'azzardo (1975)

R | 101 min | Crime, Drama

6.7
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Luca Altieri is a gambler. He likes cards and he is a master in playing poker. He is a cardsharper too. He begins working for "The President", who has many gambling houses and everything ... See full summary »

Director: Sergio Martino | Stars: Luc Merenda, Dayle Haddon, Corrado Pani, Enrico Maria Salerno

Votes: 233

31. The Cop in Blue Jeans (1976)

95 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.2
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A top undercover cop finds and arrests a series of purse snatchers until he discovers an American at the top of an evil ring of thieves.

Director: Bruno Corbucci | Stars: Tomas Milian, Jack Palance, Maria Rosaria Omaggio, Guido Mannari

Votes: 424

32. Il grande racket (1976)

Not Rated | 104 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.3
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Nico Palmieri is a police inspector who battles against hoodlums terrorising a sleepy Italian village, extorting cash from the locals.

Director: Enzo G. Castellari | Stars: Fabio Testi, Vincent Gardenia, Renzo Palmer, Orso Maria Guerrini

Votes: 838

33. Live Like a Cop, Die Like a Man (1976)

Not Rated | 94 min | Thriller

6.6
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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.

Director: Ruggero Deodato | Stars: Marc Porel, Ray Lovelock, Adolfo Celi, Franco Citti

Votes: 844

34. Quelli della calibro 38 (1976)

110 min | Drama, Action, Crime

6.7
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In this Poliziotteschi, a commissioner (Marcel Bozzuffi) forms a secret motorized brigade in order to fight a dangerous terrorist (Ivan Rassimov) depositing bombs in the city of Turin.

Director: Massimo Dallamano | Stars: Marcel Bozzuffi, Carole André, Ivan Rassimov, Riccardo Salvino

Votes: 269

35. Il cinico, l'infame, il violento (1977)

100 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.8
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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. Inspector Tanzi is left for dead but lives. The ... See full summary »

Director: Umberto Lenzi | Stars: Maurizio Merli, John Saxon, Tomas Milian, Renzo Palmer

Votes: 623

36. La via della droga (1977)

Not Rated | 100 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.7
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An Italian policeman goes undercover to break up an international heroin smuggling ring and butts heads with a hot-tempered Interpol agent assigned by his agency to do the same task.

Director: Enzo G. Castellari | Stars: Fabio Testi, David Hemmings, Sherry Buchanan, Wolfango Soldati

Votes: 430

37. A Man Called Magnum (1977)

88 min | Action, Crime

6.0
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Police Commissioner Dario Mauri investigates the activities of a drug ring led by Don Domenico Laurenzi.

Director: Michele Massimo Tarantini | Stars: Luc Merenda, Enzo Cannavale, Adolfo Lastretti, Ferdinando Murolo

Votes: 143

38. Un poliziotto scomodo (1978)

101 min | Action, Crime

6.2
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In Rome, a vagrant finds the body of a teen girl, her throat professional slashed. Police inspector Olmi uses his brutal and violent methods to follow a trail that leads him toward high ... See full summary »

Director: Stelvio Massi | Stars: Maurizio Merli, Olga Karlatos, Massimo Serato, Mario Feliciani

Votes: 193

39. La banda del gobbo (1978)

95 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.9
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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. Vincenzo hides in the sewers before ... See full summary »

Director: Umberto Lenzi | Stars: Tomas Milian, Pino Colizzi, Isa Danieli, Sal Borgese

Votes: 414

40. Da Corleone a Brooklyn (1979)

95 min | Crime, Thriller

6.6
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Italian mobster, Michele Barresi heads for the safer climate of Brooklyn after his chief rival is gunned down in the small Sicilian town of Corleone. Commissioner Berni learns of his ... See full summary »

Director: Umberto Lenzi | Stars: Maurizio Merli, Mario Merola, Van Johnson, Biagio Pelligra

Votes: 238

41. Tony, l'altra faccia della Torino violenta (1980)

88 min

4.9
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Director: Carlo Ausino | Stars: Emanuele Cannarsa, Giuseppe Alotta, Paul Teitcheid, Nicole Flori

Votes: 52

42. Killer contro killers (1985)

95 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

5.1
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A boss, recruits some professionals, to steal a valuable chemical formula kept in a guarded industrial complex. They work well, together 'killer Sterling', 'burglar Jaffe' (an expert in ... See full summary »

Director: Fernando Di Leo | Stars: Henry Silva, Dalila Di Lazzaro, Albert Janni, Franco Diogene

Votes: 142