Movies like Brother

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Brother (2000)
 7.2
 21K
Brother (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Japan
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A Japanese Yakuza gangster’s deadly existence in his homeland gets him exiled to Los Angeles, California, where he is taken in by his little brother and his brother’s gang. This is the first English film by Takeshi Kitano.
Style: rough, serious, exciting, atmospheric, harsh, intense, stylized, offbeat, realistic, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: yakuza, mafia, culture clash, suicide, family relations, sibling relationship, interracial relations, gang war, criminal heroes, siblings relations, fish out of water, step siblings, gangsters, self sacrifice, drug dealing, loyalty, sake, crime, crimes, exile, urban, glory, code, disorder, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, japan, tokyo

Most similar movies to Brother

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, rough and stylized films with plots about violence, crimes, gangsters, crime, gangster, brutality and vengeance mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Brother: Reservoir Dogs (1992), Beyond Outrage (2012), Sonatine (1993), Outrage (2010), A Better Tomorrow (1986). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.3
 843K
Reservoir Dogs (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A botched robbery indicates a police informant, and the pressure mounts in the aftermath at a warehouse. Crime begets violence as the survivors -- veteran Mr. White, newcomer Mr. Orange, psychopathic parolee Mr. Blonde, bickering weasel Mr. Pink and ...
Style: brutal, tense, stylized, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime gone awry, heist, psychopath, crimes, dark hero, violence spree, gang, heist gone wrong, undercover agent, cult, undercover cop, perfect crime ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Beyond Outrage (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 112 min.
Story: As the police launch a full-scale crackdown on organized crime, it ignites a national yakuza struggle between the Sanno of the East and Hanabishi of the West. What started as an internal strife in Outrage has now become a nationwide war in Outrage ...
Style: rough, serious, tense, realistic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: yakuza, deadly, elimination, gory, crimes, criminal heroes, right hand man, law enforcement, danger, gang war, rules and policies, gang ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 16K
Sonatine (1993)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Kitano plays Murakawa, a Tokyo yakuza tiring of gangster life. Along with a few of his henchmen, he is sent by his boss to Okinawa to help end a gang war, supposedly to mediate between two warring clans. He finds that the dispute between the clans ...
Style: stylized, dark humor, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: beach, gang war, knife, criminal heroes, suicidal, gang, deadly, rivalry, crime, crimes, uninhibited rivalry, take over ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 6.8
 11K
Outrage (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The story begins with Sekiuchi, boss of the Sannokai, a huge organized crime syndicate controlling the entire Kanto region, issuing a stern warning to his lieutenant Kato and right-hand man Ikemoto, head of the Ikemoto-gumi. Kato orders Ikemoto to ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, rough, cynical
Audience: boys' night
Plot: violence, crime family, racist comment, chopsticks, yakuza, tattoo, hand grenade, hanging, gang member, evidence, restaurant, elimination ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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A Better Tomorrow (1986)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A reforming ex-gangster tries to reconcile with his estranged policeman brother, but the ties to his former gang are difficult to break.
Style: stylized, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, betrayal, friendship, gangsters, police officer, prison, revenge, crime, police investigation, siblings relations, criminal heroes, heroes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, asia, taipei, taiwan, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 25K
Fireworks (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A police officer leaves the force in the face of harrowing personal and professional difficulties. Spiraling into a depression, he makes questionable decisions.
Style: bleak, sentimental, serious, rough, emotional ...
Plot: dying, loss, gangsters, couple relations, love and romance, life is a bitch, loss of partner, loss of loved one, mafia, crimes, fighting illness, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, mount fuji
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
City of Industry (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A retired thief swears revenge on the lunatic who murdered his brother and partner, while going on the run with the loot they stole.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, murder, betrayal, revenge, crime, gangsters, stripper, gang, family relations, dishonesty, manhunt, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, california, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.2
 7K
The Yakuza (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Harry Kilmer returns to Japan after several years in order to rescue his friend George's kidnapped daughter - and ends up on the wrong side of the Yakuza, the notorious Japanese mafia...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, intense, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, mafia, yakuza, neo noir, gangsters, crime, friendship, culture clash, rescue, haunted by the past, rivalry, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.3
 5K
In Too Deep (1999)
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A fearless cop is taking on a ruthless crimelord. He knew the risks. He just didn't know how far he would have to go.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, rough, entertaining, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, police detective, working undercover, crimes, gang, gangsters, police investigation, criminal heroes, drug dealing, ghetto, adaptation, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi (2003)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Zatôichi is a 19th century blind nomad who makes his living as a gambler and masseur. However, behind this humble facade, he is a master swordsman gifted with a lightning-fast draw and breathtaking precision. While wandering, Zatôichi discovers a ...
Style: exciting, stylized, humorous, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, geisha, violence, blood, mob boss, dancer, good versus evil, one man army, gang war, disfigurement, gang ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.2
 10K
Violent Cop (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Detective Azuma is a Dirty-Harry style rogue cop who often uses violence and unethical methods to get results.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, vengeance, police investigation, police, police detective, kidnapping, drug dealer, crime, dishonesty, rivalry, urban, violence spree ...
Time: 80s
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Miller's Crossing (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Set in 1929, a political boss and his advisor have a parting of the ways when they both fall for the same woman.
Style: atmospheric, stylized, tense, cynical, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, corruption, organized crime, mafia, neo noir, betrayal, violence, love triangle, blackmail, mayor, gang war, rivalry ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Boiling Point (1990)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Masaki, a baseball player and gas-station attendant, gets into trouble with the local Yakuza and goes to Okinawa to get a gun to defend himself. There he meets Uehara, a tough gangster, who is in serious debt to the yakuza and planning revenge.
Style: semi serious, dark humor, humorous, exciting, realistic
Plot: gas station, gore, gun, baseball, revenge, tragic event, drinking, yakuza, deadly, buddies, disorder, gangsters ...
Time: 80s
Place: asia, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.3
 87K
Mean Streets (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A small-time hood must choose from among love, friendship and the chance to rise within the mob.
Style: tense, realistic, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: redemption, gangsters, friendship, mafia, racial slur, crime, friends, urban ghetto life, organized crime, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, urban ghetto ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.9
 187K
Carlito's Way (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: A Puerto-Rican ex-con, just released from prison, pledges to stay away from drugs and violence despite the pressure around him and lead on to a better life outside of NYC.
Style: rough, suspenseful, bleak, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, tragic hero, disco, organized crime, violence, prison, drug dealing, ex convict, drug lord, crime, nightclub, starting over ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The City of Lost Souls (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Brazilian-Japanese gangster Mario rescues his Chinese girlfriend Kei as she's about to be deported from Japan. Desperate to escape, he hides in Tokyo's booming Japanese-Portuguese community and seeks passage from the country from a Russian ...
Style: stylized, realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, brazilian, gangsters, righting the wronged, chase, rivalry, hitman, martial arts, crime, criminal's revenge, crimes, confined ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
We Own the Night (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A New York nightclub manager tries to save his brother and father from Russian mafia hitmen.
Style: captivating, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, heroin, party, law enforcement, gangsters, nightclub, crime, mafia, siblings relations, parents and children, parent child relationship, criminal heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.7
 46K
Black Rain (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Two New York cops get involved in a gang war between members of the Yakuza, the Japanese Mafia. They arrest one of their killers and are ordered to escort him back to Japan. In Japan, however, he manages to escape. As they try to track him down, ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspense, intense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang war, police investigation, crime, danger, track down, partners, fish out of water, rivalry, chase, organized crime, culture clash, gunfight ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: japan, new york, asia, usa, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Movie in collections
 7.9
 191K
True Romance (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Clarence marries hooker Alabama, steals cocaine from her pimp, and tries to sell it in Hollywood, while the owners of the coke try to reclaim it.
Style: stylized, realistic, bleak, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, cocaine, mexican standoff, drug dealing, romance, gangsters, gunfight, crime, peril, gun violence, organized crime, hitman ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.4
 17K
Point Blank (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After being double-crossed and left for dead, a mysterious man named Walker single-mindedly tries to retrieve the rather inconsequential sum of money that was stolen from him.
Style: stylized, surreal, atmospheric, clever, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, vengeance, organized crime, revenge, left to die, neo noir, alcatraz, crime, gangsters, neo-noir, crimes, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, united states, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Road to Perdition (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Mike Sullivan works as a hit man for crime boss John Rooney. Sullivan views Rooney as a father figure, however after his son is witness to a killing, Mike Sullivan finds himself on the run in attempt to save the life of his son and at the same time ...
Style: bleak, tense, serious, suspenseful, melancholic ...
Plot: vengeance, hitman, gangsters, manhunt, criminal's revenge, mafia, betrayal, death, loss of son, crime, crimes, organized crime ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.1
 126K
Payback (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: With friends like these, who needs enemies? That's the question bad guy Porter is left asking after his wife and partner steal his heist money and leave him for dead -- or so they think. Five months and an endless reservoir of bitterness later, ...
Style: rough, exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, money, betrayal, mafia, robbery, organized crime, crimes, criminal heroes, gangsters, dishonesty, neo noir, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Untouchables (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Young Treasury Agent Elliot Ness arrives in Chicago and is determined to take down Al Capone, but it's not going to be easy because Capone has the police in his pocket. Ness meets Jimmy Malone, a veteran patrolman and probably the most ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, captivating, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: smuggling, mafia, organized crime, tough law enforcer, bribery, trial, crime, tough cop, gangsters, police investigation, fighting crime, partners against crime ...
Time: 1930s, 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Movie in collections
 6.3
 10K
Hoodlum (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In 1934, the second most lucrative business in New York City was running "the numbers". When, Madam Queen, the powerful woman who runs the scam in Harlem, is arrested. Ellsworth "Bumpy" Johnson takes over the business and must ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, violence, murder, dutch, blood, crime, deadly, dishonesty, gambling, psychopath, rich and poor, interracial relations ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: new york, harlem, illinois, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Menace II Society (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Menace II Society is a coming of age tale detailing the summer after its protagonist Caine (Tyrin Turner) graduates from high school. This is Caine's story, which details real life in today's tough inner city.
Style: tense, bleak, realistic, stylized, serious ...
Plot: urban ghetto life, hip hop, gunfight, friendship, african american, crime, coming of age, police brutality, graduation, social decay, overdose, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Monument Ave. (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Bobby O'Grady a low level member of a Boston Irish gang run by Jackie O'Hara. Jackie demands absolute, total loyalty to him. When Jackie kills one of Bobby's buddies, Teddy, Bobby and others have to keep it an absolute secret, even ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, dark, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, betrayal, gangsters, crime, vengeance, investigation, best friends, criminal heroes, witnessing a crime, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, gang ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, ireland, europe, usa, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.6
 7K
Playing God (1997)
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Stripped of his medical license after performing an operation while high on amphetamines, famed LA surgeon Dr Eugene Sands abandons his former life only to find himself crossing paths with Raymond Blossom, an infamous counterfeiter. Employed as a ...
Style: psychological, serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: haunted by the past, undercover, fbi, mind game, drug addict, crime, gangsters, dishonesty, crimes, working undercover, love triangle, drug dealing ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 9.2
 1.5M
The Godfather (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 175 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: serious, captivating, rough, atmospheric, family saga ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, organized crime, gangsters, pride and honor, criminal heroes, gang war, crimes, greed, mob boss, family business, lawyer, cosa nostra ...
Time: 40s, 50s, 1940s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, new york, sicily, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Last Man Standing (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: John Smith is a mysterious stranger who is drawn into a vicious war between two Prohibition-era gangs. In a dangerous game, he switches allegiances from one to another, offering his services to the highest bidder. As the death toll mounts, Smith ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, stylized, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, small town, betrayal, gang war, duel, rivalry, tommy gun, hitman, danger, lone wolves, crime, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1930s, 1920s
Place: texas, usa, mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.7
 23K
Colors (1988)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A confident young cop is shown the ropes by a veteran partner in the dangerous gang-controlled barrios of Los Angeles, where the gang culture is enforced by the colors the members wear.
Style: realistic, exciting, serious, psychological, rough ...
Plot: gang, police brutality, police, gangsters, crime, partners, gang war, crimes, gunfight, chase, ghetto, mexican american ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, los angeles, usa, venice beach california, south central los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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