Poliziotetteschi/Eurocrime

by P-burt | created - 26 Nov 2018 | updated - 26 Nov 2018 | Public

Italian Crime Cinema

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1. 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: 3,183

2. 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: 1,157

3. 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: 1,627

4. 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

5. 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: 1,190

6. 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: 670

7. 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: 1,555

8. 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: 2,045

9. 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.

Director: Umberto Lenzi | Stars: Maurizio Merli, John Saxon, Renzo Palmer, Gabriella Lepori

Votes: 884

10. 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: 1,042

11. Risking (1976)

94 min | Crime, Thriller

An undercover cop goes to jail to infiltrate a gang and uses his assignment to get revenge.

Director: Francesco Prosperi | Stars: Ray Lovelock, Martin Balsam, Elke Sommer, Ettore Manni

Votes: 176

12. Poliziotti violenti (1976)

94 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Paratrooper officer Altieri and police commissioner Tosi investigate the case of criminals who use modern machine guns that disappeared from an army unit. The investigation leads them to a conspiracy of high military ranks.

Director: Michele Massimo Tarantini | Stars: Henry Silva, Antonio Sabato, Silvia Dionisio, Ettore Manni

Votes: 170

13. 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

14. 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

15. 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

16. 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: 666

17. Cry of a Prostitute (1974)

R | 97 min | Crime, Drama

Thriller Starring Henry Silva and Barbara Bouchet. She Left Prostitution only to find Murder! Shes a former prostitute, now married to a gang boss dealing in black market currency and ... See full summary »

Director: Andrea Bianchi | Stars: Henry Silva, Barbara Bouchet, Fausto Tozzi, Vittorio Sanipoli

Votes: 418

18. 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: 584

19. 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.

Director: Enzo G. Castellari | Stars: Fabio Testi, David Hemmings, Sherry Buchanan, Wolfango Soldati

Votes: 558

20. 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: 504

21. 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

22. 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: 759

23. 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

24. 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: 1,109

25. 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: 650

26. 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: 241

27. Emergency Squad (1974)

95 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

A cop is consumed with the desire to get revenge on the crook who shot his wife to death during a robbery. The crook in question is Marseilles who is trying to assemble funds for his own retirement.

Director: Stelvio Massi | Stars: Tomas Milian, Gastone Moschin, Ray Lovelock, Mario Carotenuto

Votes: 358

28. In the Name of Love (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: 1,584

29. 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

30. The Great Kidnapping (1973)

95 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

Commissioner Cardone arrives in a small town in North Italy, where he declares war to a criminal gang specialized in kidnapping of young rich boys; a war that may cost him both his job and his family.

Director: Roberto Infascelli | Stars: Enrico Maria Salerno, Lee J. Cobb, Jean Sorel, Luciana Paluzzi

Votes: 109

31. Kidnap (1974)

Not Rated | 90 min | Action, Crime

The kidnapping of a 6-year-old leads to a race against time between a Mafia hitman and a police commissioner. The mafioso then realizes the child must be saved in order to spare his own life.

Director: Giovanni Fago | Stars: Henry Silva, Rada Rassimov, Philippe Leroy, Lia Tanzi

Votes: 54

32. 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: 4,084

33. The Last Desperate Hours (1974)

90 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

Paolo Mancuso is a gang boss whose rivals want dead. During a failed assassination attempt, he is bitten by an infected lab rat. In the short time he has left to live, he tracks down his enemies and kills them one by one.

Director: Giorgio Stegani | Stars: Antonio Sabato, Silvia Monti, Pier Paolo Capponi, Nicoletta Rizzi

Votes: 83

34. Killer Cop (1975)

97 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Luciano Ercoli's Killer Cop is actually an entirely serious Italian crime thriller (or 'Poliziotteschi'), that handles themes such as murder and terrorism. ..

Director: Luciano Ercoli | Stars: Claudio Cassinelli, Arthur Kennedy, Franco Fabrizi, Sara Sperati

Votes: 278

35. Mark Shoots First (1975)

Not Rated | 95 min | Crime, Drama

Mark Terzi goes to Genoa to take on the case of a serial killer who calls himself "The Sphinx".

Director: Stelvio Massi | Stars: Franco Gasparri, Lee J. Cobb, Nino Benvenuti, Ely Galleani

Votes: 129

36. 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.

Director: Bruno Corbucci | Stars: Tomas Milian, Jack Palance, Maria Rosaria Omaggio, Guido Mannari

Votes: 530



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