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1970s Crime Movies

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The Godfather(1972)

R
| 2h 55min | Drama, Crime
4.4/5 (with 7,996 votes)

Spanning the years 1945 to 1955, a chronicle of the fictional Italian-American Corleone crime family. When organized crime family patriarch, Vito Corleone barely survives an attempt on his life, his youngest son, Michael steps in to take care of the would-be killers, launching a campaign of bloody revenge.

The Godfather: Part II(1974)

R
| 3h 22min | Drama, Crime
4.3/5 (with 4,820 votes)

In the continuing saga of the Corleone crime family, a young Vito Corleone grows up in Sicily and in 1910s New York. In the 1950s, Michael Corleone attempts to expand the family business into Las Vegas, Hollywood and Cuba.

Alice, Sweet Alice(1976)

R
| 1h 48min | Horror, Mystery
3.2/5 (with 86 votes)

Alice is a withdrawn 12-year-old who lives with her mother and her younger sister, Karen, who gets most of the attention from her mother, leaving Alice out of the spotlight. When Karen is found brutally murdered in a church, suspicions start to turn toward Alice. But could a 12-year-old girl really be capable of such savagery?

Directed by Alfred Sole - With Linda Miller, Lillian Roth, Alphonso DeNoble, Brooke Shields

Four Flies on Grey Velvet(1971)

1h 44min | Thriller, Mystery, Horror
3.3/5 (with 131 votes)

Roberto, a drummer in a rock band, keeps receiving weird phone calls and being followed by a mysterious man. One night he manages to catch up with his persecutor and tries to get him to talk but in the ensuing struggle he accidentally stabs him. He runs away, but he understands his troubles have just begun when the following day he receives an envelope with photos of him killing the man. Someone is killing all his friends and trying to frame him for the murders...

The Strange Vice of Mrs Wardh(1971)

1h 38min | Horror, Crime, Mystery
3.5/5 (with 41 votes)

When socialite and heiress Julie Wardh begins receiving blackmail letters attributed to a mysterious serial killer, she suspects her cruel and sadistic former lover Jean is behind them. With her husband Neil frequently out of town, she falls into the arms of her friend's cousin George, and as the unknown assassin begins to make his move, she fears that one of the three men in her life may be the killer.

Klute(1971)

R
| 1h 54min | Mystery, Thriller, Crime
3.4/5 (with 133 votes)

A high-priced call girl is forced to depend on a reluctant private eye when she is stalked by a psychopath.

Rabid Dogs(1974)

1h 36min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
3.8/5 (with 91 votes)

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 getaway.

Borsalino and Co.(1974)

1h 50min | Crime
3.2/5 (with 30 votes)

Marseille. Heaps of flowers and funeral wreaths... "A man who no longer defends his colors is no longer a man.".

Battles Without Honor and Humanity(1973)

1h 39min | Action, Drama, Crime
3.7/5 (with 31 votes)

In the teeming black markets of postwar Japan, Shozo Hirono and his buddies find themselves in a new war between factious and ambitious yakuza...

Caliber 9(1972)

1h 40min | Action, Crime
3.8/5 (with 80 votes)

Just out of prison, ex-con Ugo Piazza meets his former employer, a psychopathic gangster Rocco who enjoys sick violence and torture. Both the gangsters and the police believe Ugo has hidden $300,000 that should have gone to an American drug syndicate boss.

Multiple Maniacs(1970)

NR
| 1h 37min | Crime, Comedy
3.3/5 (with 35 votes)

Lady Divine becomes enraged when her boyfriend cheats on her and descends into a life of murder and mayhem.

The Body of My Enemy(1976)

3.3/5 (with 38 votes)

Francois always despised the textile barons who ruled his local town. But he fell in love with the family heiress Gilberte. Ten years ago, he would have married her. Now only hatred holds them together. Francois is accused of murder. A hooker and a football star lie slaughtered. He thinks he has been framed by the mob. Going underground, he finds that the trail leads all the way to the top - to Gilberte's family. He needs friends. And friends are hard to come by in his town.

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The Friends of Eddie Coyle(1973)

R
| 1h 42min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
3.8/5 (with 51 votes)

An aging hood is about to go back to prison. Hoping to escape his fate, he supplies information on stolen guns to the feds, while simultaneously supplying arms to his bank robbing chums.

The Big Sleep(1978)

R
| 1h 40min | Thriller, Crime
3.0/5 (with 27 votes)

Private eye Philip Marlowe (Robert Mitchum) investigates a case of blackmail involving the two wild daughters of a rich general, a pornographer and a gangster. This neo-noir remake of the iconic 1946 Bogart film transfers the setting of Raymond Chandler's novel from 1940s California to 1970s London.

Capone(1975)

R
| 1h 41min | Crime, Drama
3.0/5 (with 33 votes)

Young Al Capone catches the eye of Johnny Torrio, a criminal visiting New York from Chicago. Torrio invites Capone to move to Illinois to help run his Prohibition-era alcohol sales operation. Capone rises through the ranks of Torrio's gang and eventually takes over. On top, he works to consolidate his power by eliminating his enemies, fixing elections to his advantage and getting rich. In his spare time, Capone courts the principled Iris Crawford.

Death of a Corrupt Man(1977)

3.3/5 (with 26 votes)

In the middle of the night, deputy Philippe Dubaye wakes up his old friend Xavier Maréchal with disturbing news: he has just killed Serrano, a racketeer with extant political connections. Serrano kept proofs of Dubaye's involvement in corrupt dealings and was poised to use them against the deputy. Xavier readily agrees to cover up for his old pal Philippe, but he soon runs into difficulties. Nobody believes Dubaye's alibi. And everybody -- influential personalities, powerful businessmen, dubious go-betweens and the police -- wants to get hold of the documents that served to blackmail Dubaye; by all possible means...

The Valachi Papers(1972)

R
| 2h 5min | Crime, Drama
3.3/5 (with 33 votes)

When Joe Valachi has a price put on his head by Don Vito Genovese, he must take desperate steps to protect himself while in prison. An unsuccessful attempt to slit his throat puts him over the edge to break the sacred code of silence.

Wonder Women(1973)

2.4/5 (with 10 votes)

Dr. Tsu is a brilliant surgeon with her own exotic island off the coast of Manila. Using her sexy, all-girl army of martial-arts experts, Tsu kidnaps some of the world's greatest athletes. She is able to transplant any body part, so she uses the athletes for spare parts to sell to the world's richest men. Mike Harber is a womanizing, wise-cracking insurance investigator for Lloyd's of London sent to Manila to investigate the disappearance of a jai-alai player, and becomes involved with Dr. Tsu's mad mission.

Bloody Mama(1970)

R
| 1h 30min | Crime, Drama
2.8/5 (with 31 votes)

Sexually abused as a young girl, Kate "Ma" Barker grows into a violently powerful woman by the 1930s. She lovingly dominates her grown sons, and grooms them into a pack of tough crooks. The boys include the cruel Herman, who still shares a bed with Ma; Fred, an ex-con who fell in love with a fellow prisoner; and Lloyd, who gets high on whatever's handy. Together they form a deadly, bizarre family of Depression-era bandits.

Seven Deaths in the Cat's Eye(1973)

2.8/5 (with 16 votes)

In a small Scottish village, horribly murdered bodies keep turning up. Suspicion falls upon the residents of a nearby castle that is haunted by a curse involving a killer cat.

The Heroine(1973)

PG-13
| 1h 24min | Action, Crime
2.1/5 (with 23 votes)

Incriminating evidence against a gang is left in a cab when a gang member dies in it. The gang chases the innocent cab driver, who receives help from the dead gangster's sister - a tough police woman.

Directed by Chu Mu - With Jackie Chan, Charlie Chin, Chen Yanyan

The Spikes Gang(1974)

PG
| 1h 36min | Western, Action
3.3/5 (with 11 votes)

After escaping home, three young friends form a dynamic alliance of untamed youth. They meet an old man named Spikes with the experience only a master gunfighter can offer. The gang of men go on a crime spree and are converted to outlaws with a price on their heads.

The Doberman Gang(1972)

PG
| 1h 27min | Action, Comedy, Crime
3.2/5 (with 20 votes)

After a failed bank robbery, an ex-con, an ex-waitress and a few of their friends train a pack of doberman dogs to rob a bank for them.

Weapons of Death(1977)

1h 27min | Crime
3.3/5 (with 6 votes)

Napoli spara! (internationally released as Weapons of Death and Naples shoots) is a "poliziottesco" film directed by Mario Caiano in 1977. It is an unofficial sequel of Napoli violenta, of which reprises the character of Gennarino (still played by Massimo Deda).

The Heroin Busters(1977)

2h 12min | Action, Thriller
3.0/5 (with 4 votes)

Drug use in the city of Rome is at an all-time high. Children score from dealers in front of their schools, mules waltz straight through airport security, and Interpol's main man, Mike Hamilton (David Hemmings), is at his wits' end. Fed up to the back teeth with the local police force's incompetence, his only hope is to rely on one of his own men, Fabio (Fabio Testi), an officer so deep undercover that no-one but Hamilton knows who he really is. Even as Fabio gains the trust of cartel leader Gianni (John Loffredo), however, the dealers are edging ever closer to the truth, and when his cover is blown, the hunter becomes the hunted as Fabio finds himself alone in a desperate fight to survive.

The Deadly Tower(1975)

PG
| 1h 40min | Drama, Thriller, Action, TV Movie
3.2/5 (with 9 votes)

The real-life story of Charles Whitman's deadly shooting spree at the University of Texas is retold. In August 1966, after killing his wife and mother, Whitman climbed to the top of the school's tower and opened fire on passers-by, killing 13 and wounding many others.

Cleopatra Jones and the Casino of Gold(1975)

1h 34min | Action, Adventure, Drama
2.8/5 (with 8 votes)

Federal agent Jones, trained in martial arts, routs a drug-dealing dragon lady from her Macao gambling den.

The Playbirds(1978)

1h 29min | Thriller, Crime
2.4/5 (with 3 votes)

In order to unmask a pathological killer who is targeting the beautiful centrefolds of Playbirds magazine, a sexy policewoman Lucy Sheridan puts her life and reputation on the line by sleeping with millionaire publisher Harry Dougan. The Chief Superintendant and Police Commissioner are keeping a close eye on her, but time is running out fast.

Thieves Like Us(1974)

3.5/5 (with 21 votes)

Bowie, a youthful convicted murderer, and bank robbers Chicamaw and T-Dub escape from a Mississippi chain gang in the 1930s. They hole up with a gas station attendant and continue robbing banks. Bowie, who is injured in an auto accident, takes refuge with the daughter of the gas station attendant, Keechie. They become romantically involved but their relationship is strained by Bowie's refusal to turn his back on crime. The film is based on the novel Thieves Like Us by Edward Anderson. The novel is also the source material for the 1949 film They Live by Night, directed by Nicholas Ray.

The Nickel Ride(1975)

1h 39min | Crime, Drama
2.8/5 (with 3 votes)

A world-weary crime boss is losing his grip on his organization.

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