Italian Crime Films:Polizioteschi

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1.
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
 
2.
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
 
3.
The Facts of Murder (1959)
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A police detective and his team attempt to solve two crimes committed within a day of each other in neighboring apartment rooms. (115 mins.)
Director: Pietro Germi
 
4.
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
 
5.
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
 
6.
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
 
7.
Mafioso (1962)
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When a good-natured factory supervisor living in Milan with his Northern wife returns to his native Sicily, a decades' old oath forces him to fulfill a nightmarish obligation. (105 mins.)
 
8.
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.)
 
9.
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
 
10.
The City Stands Trial (1952)
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Turn-of-the-century Naples. Salvatore Ruotolo and his wife are murdered and their bodies are found in different locations... (103 mins.)
Director: Luigi Zampa
 
11.
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
 
12.
The Mad Dog Killer (1977)
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Sadistic no-count killer Nanni Vitali and three other equally brutish hoodlums escape from prison. The foul foursome embark on a savage rape... (91 mins.)
Director: Sergio Grieco
 
13.
Confessions of a Police Captain (1971)
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One of the first films about the mafia occurrence, in which the fight is hopeless, because "the polyp's feeler" reaches everything and everybody... (101 mins.)
Director: Damiano Damiani
 
14.
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.)
 
15.
Il camorrista (1986)
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Vaguely inspired to the real story of boss of the Camorra's bosses Raffaele Cutolo, this is the story... (171 mins.)
 
16.
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.)
 
17.
The Most Beautiful Wife (1970)
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Based on the story of Franca Viola and Filippo Melodia. In Sicily, as a Mafia boss leaves for prison... (108 mins.)
Director: Damiano Damiani
 
18.
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
 
19.
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
 
20.
The Heroin Busters (1977)
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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. (100 mins.)
 
21.
Illustrious Corpses (1976)
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A detective (inspector Rogas) is assigned to investigate the mysterious murders of some Supreme Court judges... (120 mins.)
Director: Francesco Rosi
 
22.
Gang War in Milan (1973)
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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. (96 mins.)
Director: Umberto Lenzi
 
23.
How to Kill a Judge (1975)
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The latest success by film-maker Giacomo Solaris is a crime thriller about a judge who gets too friendly with the Mafia and is murdered... (110 mins.)
Director: Damiano Damiani
 
24.
The Family (1970)
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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. (100 mins.)
Director: Sergio Sollima
 
25.
Blood in the Streets (1973)
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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... (111 mins.)
Director: Sergio Sollima
 
26.
Young, Violent, Dangerous (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
In this riveting Italian exploitation thriller, three young men embark upon a terrifying series of bloody crimes... (100 mins.)
 
27.
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.)
 
28.
Execution Squad (1972)
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(100 mins.)
Director: Stefano Vanzina
“ officialy first polizioteschi movie ever made ” - tomicagb
 
29.
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
 
30.
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.)
 
31.
We Still Kill the Old Way (1967)
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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. (99 mins.)
Director: Elio Petri
 
32.
La città gioca d'azzardo (1975)
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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... (101 mins.)
Director: Sergio Martino
 
33.
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
 
34.
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
 
35.
No Way Out (1973)
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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. (95 mins.)
Director: Duccio Tessari
 
36.
Gomorrah (2008)
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An inside look at Italy's modern crime families. (137 mins.)
Director: Matteo Garrone
 
37.
Romanzo Criminale (2005)
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Set in the 1970s, it's the story of three lifelong friends who take control of organized crime in Rome. (152 mins.)
Director: Michele Placido
 
38.
Romanzo criminale - La serie (2008 TV Series)
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A criminal known as Lebanese has a dream: to conquer the underworld of Rome. To carry out this feat...