Poliziotteschiby thegrimmreaper | created - 12 Mar 2012 | updated - 12 Mar 2012 | Public
(aka Italian Crime Exploitation)
This list is for my personal reference, but I thought I'd go ahead and make it public for anyone who might be interested.
I'm planning to list and watch as many movies in this genre as possible, and then rank them accordingly.
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2. Caliber 9 (1972)
Not Rated | 88 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
A former gangster is forced to resume his old lifestyle when his violent, jealous ex-colleagues and the police believe that he knows the location of a stolen cache of $300,000.
3. The Italian Connection (1972)
R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
A Milanese pimp is pursued by - and then pursues - a pair of New York hitmen and the gangsters who framed him for stealing a shipment of heroin.
5. Rabid Dogs (1974)
Not Rated | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
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.
6. The Tough Ones (1976)
R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A tough, rule-bending cop pursues a maniacal, trigger-happy hunchback, a one-handed bank robber and their cronies in an effort to bring Rome's most powerful crime lord to justice.
7. Live Like a Cop, Die Like a Man (1976)
Not Rated | 94 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Fred and Tony are members of an elite 'special squad' of police in Rome, Italy, who are licenced-to-kill, undercover cops who thrive on living dangerously.
8. Street Law (1974)
105 min | Action, Thriller
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.
9. The Big Racket (1976)
Not Rated | 104 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Nico Palmieri is a police inspector who battles against hoodlums terrorising a sleepy Italian village, extorting cash from the locals.
10. The Cynic, the Rat and the Fist (1977)
100 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
A hardened cop is left for dead by the henchmen of a escapee gangster he had previously arrested, and upon recovery relentlessly pursues them.
11. High Crime (1973)
R | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
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.
13. Contraband (1980)
Unrated | 97 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Someone is muscling in on the two brothers' cigarette smuggling into Italy at Naples. The police is tipped off, then Mickey's stable burns down, then the killing etc. starts. Luca responds.
15. The Heroin Busters (1977)
Not Rated | 100 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
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.
17. Milano trema: la polizia vuole giustizia (1973)
R | 104 min | Crime, Drama
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 »
18. Kidnap Syndicate (1975)
R | 98 min | Crime, Thriller
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.
19. Violent City (1970)
R | 100 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
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.
21. Violent Naples (1976)
95 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
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.
22. The Children of Violent Rome (1976)
86 min | Crime
A story of a modern day neo-Nazi youth gang that meets in a place decorated with swastikas and a poster of the "Führer". The members of this gang are all bored teenagers from rich families.
23. Execution Squad (1972)
R | 98 min | Crime, Drama
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, (Enrico Maria Salerno) tries to ... See full summary »
24. Colt 38 Special Squad (1976)
110 min | Drama, Action, Crime
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.
25. Violent City (1975)
89 min | Action, Crime, Drama
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 »
26. A Special Cop in Action (1976)
101 min | Thriller, Action, Crime
A crime syndicate starts a crime wave in Turin, they rob a bank, taking a hostage to get away from Police Inspector Betti and Ferrari, his partner. However, the hostage turned out to be their accomplice in disguise.
27. What Have They Done to Your Daughters? (1974)
R | 96 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
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.