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1. 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.

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

Votes: 1,050

2. Rulers of the City (1976)

R | 85 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Two small-time hoodlums plot to get even with a treacherous boss who is intent on monopolizing all criminal activity within Rome.

Director: Fernando Di Leo | Stars: Jack Palance, Al Cliver, Harry Baer, Gisela Hahn

Votes: 770

3. 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.

Director: Fernando Di Leo | Stars: Luc Merenda, James Mason, Irina Maleeva, Marino Masé

Votes: 565

4. 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 »

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

Votes: 674

5. The Suspicious Death of a Minor (1975)

Not Rated | 100 min | Action, Crime, Horror

A young prostitute is found brutally killed and is up to detective Germi (Claudio Cassinelli) the investigation of the case, as the search progress he uncovers a girls trafficking ring with connections to powerful people.

Director: Sergio Martino | Stars: Claudio Cassinelli, Mel Ferrer, Lia Tanzi, Gianfranco Barra

Votes: 754

6. The Case of the Scorpion's Tail (1971)

Not Rated | 95 min | Mystery, Thriller

The Case of the Scorpion's Tail begins with the mysterious death of a millionaire and spirals into the murder of his suddenly rich wife, which draws the attention of a dogged investigator, who follows a trail of blood to the bitter end.

Director: Sergio Martino | Stars: George Hilton, Anita Strindberg, Alberto de Mendoza, Janine Reynaud

Votes: 2,482

7. Syndicate Sadists (1975)

R | 90 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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: 654

8. The Warning (1980)

104 min | Crime, Drama

Two Italian policemen investigate Mafia-influenced corruption within their own department.

Director: Damiano Damiani | Stars: Giuliano Gemma, Martin Balsam, Laura Trotter, Giancarlo Zanetti

Votes: 144

9. Bootleggers (1969)

92 min | Crime, Drama

A group of gangsters escape from prison and attempt to destroy a rival organisation holed up in a convent in Mexico.

Director: Alfio Caltabiano | Stars: George Eastman, Wayde Preston, Graziella Granata, Tano Cimarosa

Votes: 27

10. Shadows Unseen (1972)

102 min | Drama, Crime

A journalist is attacked and killed. Inspector Luca Micheli investigates the crime, and finds a suspect named Delogo but, though the suspect himself confesses that he murdered Galiardin, ... See full summary »

Director: Camillo Bazzoni | Stars: Frederick Stafford, Marilù Tolo, Franco Fabrizi, Reinhard Kolldehoff

Votes: 63

11. The Killer Is on the Phone (1972)

92 min | Thriller

A woman whose husband was murdered five years previously, is stalked by his killer, who wants to eliminate her as a potential witness. What he doesn't know is that the shock of his murder ... See full summary »

Director: Alberto De Martino | Stars: Telly Savalas, Anne Heywood, Osvaldo Ruggieri, Giorgio Piazza

Votes: 230

12. Stunt Squad (1977)

92 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

After criminal gangs wreak havoc in the streets of Italy, a take-no-guff police commissioner forms a highly trained band of motorcycle riding cops to stop them.

Director: Domenico Paolella | Stars: Marcel Bozzuffi, Vittorio Mezzogiorno, Riccardo Salvino, Claudia Giannotti

Votes: 202

13. 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 »

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

Votes: 565

14. Ricco (1973)

89 min | Action, Crime, Drama

After 2 years in prison Ricco is released and on a path of vengeance. His father, the head of a mafia family, is gunned down by the ambitious Don Vito and now Ricco is looking to settle the score.

Director: Tulio Demicheli | Stars: Christopher Mitchum, Barbara Bouchet, Malisa Longo, Eduardo Fajardo

Votes: 363

15. The Manhunt (1975)

90 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

A man's daughter is killed by thieves during a bank robbery. Due to the incompetence of the corrupt authorities, he decides to take to law into his own hands and track down the killers.

Director: Umberto Lenzi | Stars: Henry Silva, Luciana Paluzzi, Silvano Tranquilli, Claudio Gora

Votes: 244

16. Gang War in Milan (1973)

Not Rated | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

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: 510

17. Deadly Chase (1978)

90 min | Crime, Drama

A police lieutenant suddenly faces the consequences of his choice to part for the local mobs.

Director: Francesco Prosperi | Stars: Luc Merenda, Janet Agren, Patrizia Gori, Daniele Dublino

Votes: 79

18. 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.

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

Votes: 862

19. From Corleone to Brooklyn (1979)

95 min | Crime, Thriller

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: 316

20. Almost Human (1974)

R | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

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: 2,069

21. Mean Frank and Crazy Tony (1973)

R | 85 min | Comedy, Crime

This is a buddy film with a small-time thug (Victor Lobianco) meeting a high-profile gangster (Lee Van Cleef) while in prison. The pair team up to attempt a prison breakout.

Director: Michele Lupo | Stars: Lee Van Cleef, Tony Lo Bianco, Edwige Fenech, Jean Rochefort

Votes: 356

22. Charleston (1974)

111 min | Comedy, Crime

Sonny, a New York wise guy, dreams of becoming a feared gangster. He runs errands for the mob with some success, as a result the "Don" gives him, as a reward, the control of Mulberry Street, which also faces a boxing gym....

Director: Enzo Barboni | Stars: Giuliano Gemma, Ricky Bruch, Laura Becherelli, Dominic Barto

Votes: 162

23. Even Angels Eat Beans (1973)

PG | 111 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

Two nice guys, a wrestler (Bud Spencer) and an Ice-cream vendor (Giuliano Gemma) are mistaken for dangerous killers by an important local gangster, whose nickname is "Sorriso". With the ... See full summary »

Director: Enzo Barboni | Stars: Giuliano Gemma, Bud Spencer, Robert Middleton, Bill Vanders

Votes: 2,593

24. The Magnificent Dare Devil (1973)

110 min | Crime, Mystery

A race-car driver must elude the police and two rival criminal organizations as he tries to locate a suitcase full of heroin and absolve himself of murder.

Director: Luciano Ercoli | Stars: Giuliano Gemma, Nieves Navarro, Venantino Venantini, Michael Forest

Votes: 71

25. The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh (1971)

R | 81 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

An ambassador's wife discovers that one of the men in her life - either her husband, an ex-lover or her current lover - may be a vicious serial killer.

Director: Sergio Martino | Stars: George Hilton, Edwige Fenech, Conchita Airoldi, Manuel Gil

Votes: 3,702

26. The Big Family (1973)

86 min | Crime, Drama

Giancarlo Prete stars as a police commissioner out to stop local Mafia boss Don Peppino Scalise.

Director: Tonino Ricci | Stars: Raymond Pellegrin, Simonetta Stefanelli, Giancarlo Prete, Richard Conte

Votes: 34

27. Anastasia mio fratello (1973)

87 min | Comedy, Crime

Background Information: Padre Salvatore Gabriele Anastasio (Anastasia) arrived at Santa Lucia Church in an Italian-American section of the North Bronx in 1951. He was assistant pastor there... See full summary »

Director: Steno | Stars: Alberto Sordi, Richard Conte, Luciano Pigozzi, Edoardo Faieta

Votes: 93

28. No Way Out (1973)

R | 90 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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: 1,136

29. 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 »

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

Votes: 528

30. Blood and Diamonds (1977)

99 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

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, Barbara Bouchet, Pier Paolo Capponi

Votes: 176

31. The Violent Four (1968)

Approved | 98 min | Crime, Drama

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

Director: Carlo Lizzani | Stars: Gian Maria Volontè, Don Backy, Ray Lovelock, Ezio Sancrotti

Votes: 628

32. Silent Action (1975)

98 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Starting the investigation of a murder mystery, a police man is to investigate dangerously top politicians and military. A chain of suicides takes its toll among the current and past ... See full summary »

Director: Sergio Martino | Stars: Luc Merenda, Mel Ferrer, Delia Boccardo, Michele Gammino

Votes: 293

33. 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.

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

Votes: 1,121

34. Devil in the Brain (1972)

106 min | Mystery, Thriller

A child suspected of killing his father is imprisoned in a mental hospital. A doctor finds him mentally healthy and begins to suspect another explanation.

Director: Sergio Sollima | Stars: Stefania Sandrelli, Keir Dullea, Micheline Presle, Tino Buazzelli

Votes: 202

35. Revolver (1973)

R | 111 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

An Italian official decides to take it upon himself to free his wife after she's taken hostage by ruthless criminals.

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

Votes: 1,608

36. 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.

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

Votes: 4,104

37. I contrabbandieri di Santa Lucia (1979)

88 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

With the American Mafia families pooling their resources to bring huge quantities of cheap heroin into the country, it's up to customs official Ivano Radevic to allow the authorities to intercept the drugs en route to the USA.

Director: Alfonso Brescia | Stars: Mario Merola, Antonio Sabato, Gianni Garko, Jeff Blynn

Votes: 78

38. Lady Dynamite (1973)

95 min | Crime

Donna Costanza is married to a New Jersey mafia boss. During their 10 year wedding anniversary party he is shot and killed. His dying words to her are "Giarratana from Palermo". Costanza ... See full summary »

Director: Giuseppe Vari | Stars: Lidia Alfonsi, Venantino Venantini, Mario Danieli, Carlo Gaddi

Votes: 28

39. Weapons of Death (1977)

85 min | Action, Drama

Fast paced Italian crime movie with the various action scenes revolving around bank robberies, street violence, car chases, cops verses the underworld at its greatest. If you have ever been... See full summary »

Director: Mario Caiano | Stars: Leonard Mann, Evelyn Stewart, Henry Silva, Jeff Blynn

Votes: 280

40. 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.

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

Votes: 1,639

41. The Crimes of the Black Cat (1972)

R | 96 min | Mystery, Thriller

A blind pianist tries to figure out who is responsible for a string of murders using a black cat with its claws dipped in curare.

Director: Sergio Pastore | Stars: Anthony Steffen, Sylva Koscina, Giovanna Lenzi, Renato De Carmine

Votes: 563

42. La mano spietata della legge (1973)

100 min | Crime, Thriller

A crime boss is assassinated and witnesses to the crime are subsequently killed. A no-nonsense policeman decides to take the law into his own hands in bringing these criminals to justice.

Director: Mario Gariazzo | Stars: Philippe Leroy, Antonio Monselesan, Silvia Monti, Klaus Kinski

Votes: 123



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