70 spari in città: l'era del poliziesco all'italiana

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1. 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: 2,049

2. Young, Violent, Dangerous (1976)

Not Rated | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

In this riveting Italian exploitation thriller, three young men embark upon a terrifying series of bloody crimes, engaging in robbery, gunplay, and murder. As the entire police force ... See full summary »

Director: Romolo Guerrieri | Stars: Stefano Patrizi, Benjamin Lev, Max Delys, Eleonora Giorgi

Votes: 405

3. 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.

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

Votes: 3,184

4. 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: 121

6. Double Game (1977)

85 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

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: 162

7. Tony: Another Double Game (1980)

88 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A kind-hearted vagabond, Tony, is being targeted by a gang when he tries to stop a kidnapping. He must turn to his friend, police Santini, and use their wits to survive.

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

Votes: 61

8. 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: 559

9. Convoy Busters (1978)

101 min | Action, Crime

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: 260

10. Milano violenta (1976)

91 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A gang pulls a robbery, which goes seriously awry. In their eagerness to escape they start shooting and it turns into a bloodbath, after which they take hostages in their escape attempt. ... See full summary »

Director: Mario Caiano | Stars: Vittorio Mezzogiorno, Claudio Cassinelli, Elio Zamuto, Silvia Dionisio

Votes: 245

11. 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: 525

12. Sbirro, la tua legge è lenta... la mia... no! (1979)

103 min | Crime, Drama

Commissioner Ferro of the Interpol service in Paris, is recalled to Italy for a series of murders of financiers and lawyers.

Director: Stelvio Massi | Stars: Maurizio Merli, Mario Merola, Carmen Scarpitta, Massimo Dapporto

Votes: 100

13. 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: 619

14. Torino nera (1972)

105 min | Drama, Crime

Mino and Lello, two sons of a worker wrongly accused of murder, try to find out evidence of his innocence and begin to investigate mafia business in Torino.

Director: Carlo Lizzani | Stars: Andrea Balestri, Domenico Santoro, Françoise Fabian, Marcel Bozzuffi

Votes: 278

15. 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: 271

16. 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: 854

17. The Hallucinating Trip (1975)

94 min | Action, Crime

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: 106

18. 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.

Director: Marino Girolami | Stars: Maurizio Merli, Raymond Pellegrin, John Saxon, Mirella D'Angelo

Votes: 407

19. 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.

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

Votes: 1,193

20. 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.

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

Votes: 671

21. 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.

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

Votes: 1,875

22. The Boss (1973)

R | 100 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

A hitman finds himself embroiled in the middle of a Mafia war between the Sicilians and the Calabrians.

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

Votes: 1,556

23. 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: 553

24. Rome: The Other Side of Violence (1976)

99 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Four bandits kidnap a villa: the maid calls the police and Commissioner Ferreri immediately warns Commissioner Carli, who orders the patrols to chase the four.

Director: Marino Girolami | Stars: Marcel Bozzuffi, Anthony Steffen, Ennio Girolami, Jean Favre

Votes: 127

25. Shoot First, Die Later (1974)

Not Rated | 94 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

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

Director: Fernando Di Leo | Stars: Luc Merenda, Richard Conte, Delia Boccardo, Raymond Pellegrin

Votes: 585

26. Il giorno del Cobra (1980)

95 min | Action, Crime, Drama

An American narcotics agent is murdered in Italy. The head of the department decides to hire Larry Stanziani, 'The Cobra'. Larry, a former agent and now a third-rate private detective, uses... See full summary »

Director: Enzo G. Castellari | Stars: Franco Nero, Sybil Danning, Mario Maranzana, Licinia Lentini

Votes: 391

27. Hot Stuff (1976)

90 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A cop pursues the Mob for revenge as well as personal honor.

Director: Giuseppe Rosati | Stars: Maurizio Merli, James Mason, Raymond Pellegrin, Silvia Dionisio

Votes: 208

28. Confessions of a Police Captain (1971)

PG | 101 min | Crime, Drama

One of the first films about the mafia occurrence, in which the fight is hopeless, because "the polyp's feeler" reaches everything and everybody. A police inspector and a deputy public ... See full summary »

Director: Damiano Damiani | Stars: Franco Nero, Martin Balsam, Marilù Tolo, Claudio Gora

Votes: 1,147

29. How to Kill a Judge (1975)

Not Rated | 110 min | Crime, Drama

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. A resentful Sicilian magistrate orders the film ... See full summary »

Director: Damiano Damiani | Stars: Franco Nero, Françoise Fabian, Pierluigi Aprà, Giancarlo Badessi

Votes: 438

30. L'istruttoria è chiusa: dimentichi (1971)

106 min | Crime, Thriller

Because of a violation of traffic regulations an architect is put in prison. There he witnesses the grim reality of life behind bars: corrupt staff, corrupt inmates, an inhuman judicial system and the power of the Mafia.

Director: Damiano Damiani | Stars: Franco Nero, Riccardo Cucciolla, Georges Wilson, John Steiner

Votes: 391

31. 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: 4,085

32. 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.

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

Votes: 1,158

33. Blood, Sweat and Fear (1975)

R | 90 min | Crime, Drama

An ambitious narcotics agent relentlessly pursues a wealthy industrialist responsible for a large-scale drug operation.

Director: Stelvio Massi | Stars: Franco Gasparri, Lee J. Cobb, Sara Sperati, Giorgio Albertazzi

Votes: 133

34. No, the Case Is Happily Resolved (1973)

98 min | Action, Crime, Drama

When the eyewitness to a brutal murder decides not to testify, the actual murderer chooses to finger him as the murderer and claim eyewitness status for himself.

Director: Vittorio Salerno | Stars: Enzo Cerusico, Riccardo Cucciolla, Junie Vetusto, Claudio Nicastro

Votes: 167

35. Brothers Till We Die (1978)

95 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

A hunchbacked gangster is betrayed by his gang during a robbery, and plots his revenge with the help of his no-good brother.

Director: Umberto Lenzi | Stars: Tomas Milian, Pino Colizzi, Isa Danieli, Guido Leontini

Votes: 537



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