Best Italian Crime Filmsby Jimmy_Quinn | created - 01 Mar 2019 | updated - 02 Mar 2019 | Public
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1. Bandits in Rome (1968)
Not Rated | 105 min | Crime, Drama
A professional holdup man with scruples has a young ambitious partner who covets his wife and his life. When the holdup man goes to prison, the partner cuts loose, leaving a trail of deaths behind him.
2. The Bastard (1968)
R | 102 min | Crime, Drama
Jason and Adam are brothers who specialize in jewel heists. Jason is betrayed by Adam, who steals his girlfriend, and has him beaten and left for dead. A female doctor nurses him back to health, and he sets about planning his revenge.
3. Mafia (1968)
M | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Following a murder in a small Sicilian town, the new chief of the Carabinieri must fight corrupt officials, the frightened silence of witnesses and the local Mafia boss in order to solve the case.
4. Frame Up (1968)
95 min | Crime, Drama
Henry Silva is a police inspector. A gang of robbers killed his son and he is accused of having killed a police informer and is kicked out of the Department. He will have to do all by himself to discover the truth.
R | 115 min | Crime, Drama
A chief of detectives, homicide section, kills his mistress and deliberately leaves clues to prove his own responsibility for the crime.
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8. 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.
9. 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 »
10. 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.
11. 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 »
12. Gang War in Naples (1972)
105 min | Crime, Drama
The fast career of a young Neapolitan among contraband, gambling dens, bribes and illegality. He will upgrade its rank till the maximum level of the "Family".
13. 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.
14. The Master Touch (1972)
PG | 112 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A just released from prison professional thief decides to do one last high-risk heist, which could settle him for life or land him behind bars again.
15. 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 »
16. The Sicilian Connection (1985)
R | 116 min | Crime, Drama
Mario (Placido), an Italian American who manages a pizzeria in NYC, is charged with an assassination of a judge in Palermo. He leaves the States, comes back to Sicily and recruit Michele, ... See full summary »
19. 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.
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.
21. 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 »
24. 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.
26. 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.
27. 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 »
28. 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.
29. 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.
30. 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.
31. Cop in Blue Jeans (1976)
TV-MA | 95 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
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.
32. Il trucido e lo sbirro (1976)
90 min | Crime, Drama
Camilla is a little girl suffering with a kidney disorder. Before she can receive her next due treatment she gets kidnapped. The gangsters intend to blackmail her rich father.
33. 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.
34. 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.
36. 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.
37. Death Hunt (1981)
R | 97 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
In 1931 Canada, Yukon trapper Johnson has a feud with a dog owner who later retaliates by publicly accusing Johnson of murder and thus triggering a police manhunt in the wilderness.