There was some discussion about Italian crime films on the exploitation films topic here and I thouht it would be a good idea to start a topic of it’s own for these great films.
Italian crime is my favorite genre along with spaghetti westerns, mainly because they’re very similar movies basically and there’s lots of same actors, directors and composers in both genres.
What I like the best in this genre is it’s non-political- and kick ass-attitude which is wholly gone in movies of these days.
Some of my favorites films are: Revolver, Live like a cop die like a man, Almost human, Violent Naples, Manhunt, Street law. Umberto Lenzi is my favorite crime film director but Fernandi di Leo and Enzo Castellari are good too.