Movies like Brother

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Brother (2000)
 7.2
 20K
Brother
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: stylized, rough, serious, bloody, brutal, witty, realistic, exciting, melancholic, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime, mafia, violence, gangster, culture clash, blood, violent, organized crime, gratuitous violence, brutality, stylish, vengeance, drug dealing, gangs, splatter, gunfight, mob, dialogue, weapons, visceral, crime gone awry, storytelling, stereotypes, urban ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, japan, california, usa, tokyo
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The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi
Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Japan
116 min.
 7.6
Reservoir Dogs
Crime, Drama, Thriller
USA
99 min.
 8.3
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Most similar movies to Brother

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, stylized and rough films with plots about crimes, gangsters, crime, violence, brutality, dialogue and storytelling mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Brother: Sonatine (1993), Fireworks (1997), Violent Cop (1989), The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi (2003), The City of Lost Souls (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 7.6
 15K
Sonatine
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, rough, serious, meditative ...
Plot: gangsters, gangster, beach, violence, organized crime, mafia, gunfight, betrayal, crime, violent, death, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, hong kong
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System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
 7.8
 24K
Fireworks
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, stylized, serious, melancholic, meditative ...
Plot: terminal illness, gangsters, loneliness, violence, guilt, hospital, gangster, police, death, bank robbery, couple relations, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   85%
    User:   79%
 
 7.2
 9K
Violent Cop
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, serious, brutal, surreal, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, vengeance, police corruption, police, police investigation, violence, brutality, drugs, corruption, revenge, mafia, anti heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   78%
    User:   63%
 
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The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi
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: stylized, atmospheric, humorous, semi serious, exciting ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, gory, vengeance, violence, revenge, blood, sword fight, blindness, brutality, cross dressing, dance ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   72%
    User:   74%
 
The City of Lost Souls
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, surreal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, violence, martial arts, criminal heroes, crime, violent, brutality, splatter, mafia, kung fu, sexualized violence, gangster ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   71%
    User:   70%
 
City of Industry
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, serious, bleak, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, crime, betrayal, revenge, gangsters, murder, violence, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, gangster, money, kidnapping ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   69%
    User:   83%
 
 6.8
 12K
Gangster No. 1
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, Ireland
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An old gangster is advised that Freddie Mays would leave jail after thirty years in prison. His mood changes and he recalls when he was a young punk, who joined Freddie Mays' gang, a man he both envied and ultimately betrayed.
Style: stylized, serious, rough, realistic, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, gangsters, violence, betrayal, revenge, casino, gangster, prison, organized crime, rise and fall, gang, mafia ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 1990s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   65%
    User:   70%
 
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 6.2
 5K
In Too Deep
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, undercover cop, crime, gang, master criminal, drug dealing, mentor, vampire human love, life philosophy, criminal heroes, fight scenes, police investigation ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   60%
    User:   50%
 
 7.9
 182K
True Romance
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: clever, stylized, rough, serious, dark humor ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, romance, mafia, gangsters, love, gunfight, chase, violence, drugs, gangster, organized crime, hitman ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   48%
 
Miller's Crossing
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, clever, stylized, witty, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, betrayal, gangsters, prohibition, organized crime, violence, mafia, irish, gangster, neo noir, criminal's revenge, mob ...
Time: 20s, 1930s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   65%
 
 7.9
 180K
Carlito's Way
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: stylized, serious, rough, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime, mafia, violence, organized crime, prison, disco, gangster, prison escape, gunfight, chase, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   48%
 
Menace II Society
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: realistic, bleak, stylized, rough, serious ...
Plot: crime, hip hop, coming of age, friendship, violence, drugs, brutality, gangster, gunfight, revenge, vengeance, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   63%
 
 6.8
 11K
Outrage
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: serious, rough, realistic, tense, cynical
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime, gory, violence spree, criminal heroes, yakuza, crimes, rivalry, criminal's revenge, evidence, gang member, hanging ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   55%
 
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 7.3
 6K
The Yakuza
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
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, serious, suspenseful, melancholic, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime, culture clash, kidnapping, mafia, friendship, violence, gangster, sword fight, love, neo noir, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   67%
 
Dead or Alive
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Ryūichi and his small gang of Triad vie for control of the Japanese underworld in a crime-ridden Shinjuku quarter while Detective Jojima tries to bring it down. Jojima attempts to start a gang war between the Triad and yakuza. Ryūichi and Jojima ...
Style: stylized, futuristic, rough, serious, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, gory, vengeance, crime, violence, gang, brutality, splatter, mafia, gore, violent, visceral ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia, taiwan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   45%
 
Monument Ave.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
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, realistic, bleak, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime, betrayal, murder, working class, vengeance, drugs, irish, criminal's revenge, life philosophy, gang, revenge ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, ireland, europe, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   59%
 
 7.5
 271K
Jackie Brown
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Jackie Brown is a flight attendant who gets caught in the middle of smuggling cash into the country for her gunrunner boss. When the cops try to use Jackie to get to her boss, she hatches a plan—with help from a bail bondsman—to keep the money ...
Style: clever, talky, tense, serious, dark humor ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, heist, greed, gunfight, violence, gangster, drugs, cons and scams, drugs/alcohol, crime gone awry, gratuitous violence, gangsters ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   47%
 
 7.3
 49K
Sexy Beast
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Spain
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The idyllic life of retired safecracker Gal is put at risk when a psychotic gangster from his past arrives at his villa in southern Spain, intent on bringing him out of retirement for one last job.
Style: stylized, clever, tense, brutal, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, crime, gangsters, violence, gangster, robbery, safecracker, bank robbery, stylish, retired, dialogue, mafia ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: spain, england, europe, london, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   51%
 
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Johnny Handsome
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A career criminal who has been deformed since birth is given a new face by a kindly doctor and paroled from prison. It appears that he has gone straight, but he is really planning his revenge on the man who killed his mentor and sent him to prison.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, crime, betrayal, vengeance, gangsters, heist, murder, revenge, violence, criminal heroes, hitman, mentor ...
Time: 80s
Place: new orleans, usa, texas, new jersey, seaport
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   61%
 
 5.6
 7K
Playing God
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, gangsters, gangster, criminal's revenge, hospital, corruption, betrayal, violence, murder, drug addiction, drug dealing, mind game ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   51%
 
 8.3
 785K
Reservoir Dogs
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: clever, stylized, talky, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, crime gone awry, crime, cult, gory, undercover cop, violence, organized crime, robbery, gore, gangster, storytelling ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   52%
 
 7.4
 80K
Mean Streets
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: realistic, bleak, atmospheric, tense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime, crime gone awry, redemption, friendship, mafia, organized crime, gangster, violence, neo noir, catholicism, rock ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   45%
 
 7.4
 93K
Running Scared
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: After a drug-op gone bad, Joey Gazelle is put in charge of disposing the gun that shot a dirty cop. But things goes wrong for Joey after the neighbor kid stole the gun and used it to shoot his abusive father. Now Joey has to find the kid and the gun ...
Style: bleak, twists and turns, serious, stylized, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime, gory, crime gone awry, mafia, gunfight, police corruption, violence, gangster, organized crime, police investigation, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   45%
 
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 7.0
 23K
The Grifters
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A young short-con grifter suffers both injury and the displeasure of reuniting with his criminal mother, all the while dating an unpredictable young lady.
Style: bleak, tense, cynical, stylized, suspense ...
Plot: betrayal, crime, neo-noir, neo noir, con artists, greed, twists & turns, police investigation, noir, intrigue, crime gone awry, train ride ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   53%
 
 6.0
 7K
Empire
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A big time drug dealer Victor Rosa is looking to get out of the game and sees his chance with a big deal with a new friend who happens to be a Wall St. stockbroker. Thinking this will be his chance to go out on top Victor soon finds out that he has ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime, betrayal, vengeance, revenge, violence, greed, money, drugs, corruption, hip hop, gangster ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   53%
 
Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Germany, USA, Japan
Duration: 116 min.
Story: An African-American Mafia hit man who models himself after the samurai of old finds himself targeted for death by the mob.
Style: stylized, surreal, gloomy, serious, meditative ...
Plot: hitman, hip hop, mafia, crime, gangsters, samurai, organized crime, vengeance, friendship, loneliness, assassin, solitude ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, new jersey, usa, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   100%
 
Resurrection Man
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Belfast, in 1970s. Victor Kelly is a young protestant man who hates the Catholics so much that one night he begins to brutally murder them. A reporter soon tries to uncover the murder and obtained prestige for himself, while Victor sinks deeper into ...
Style: tense, serious, bloody, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: murder, violence, serial killer, brutality, investigation, crime, splatter, blood, journalism, hip hop, visceral, storytelling ...
Time: 70s
Place: ireland, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   51%
 
 5.3
 90K
The Counselor
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A lawyer finds himself in far over his head when he attempts to get involved in drug trafficking.
Style: talky, bleak, stylized, sexy, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime gone awry, crime, lawyer, greed, neo noir, drugs/alcohol, drugs, death, dialogue, drug dealing, strong sexual content, life turned upside down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, texas, usa, chicago illinois, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   48%
 

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 7.3
 7K
The General
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 124 min.
Story: In a twenty-year career marked by obsessive secrecy, brutality and meticulous planning, Cahill netted over £40 million. He was untouchable - until a bullet from an IRA hitman ended it all.
Style: stylized, clever, serious, realistic, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, irish, gangsters, gangster, organized crime, master criminal, rise and fall, moral ambiguity, brutality, police investigation, violence, life philosophy ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 80s, 90s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   54%
 
 6.3
 9K
Hoodlum
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, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime, violence, organized crime, mafia, gangster, corruption, betrayal, gunfight, interracial relations, death, mob ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: harlem, illinois, usa, new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   49%
 
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