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Bullet Ballet (1998)
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Bullet Ballet (1998)
Original name: バレット・バレエ
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After his girlfriend commits suicide, a man (Shinya Tsukamoto) becomes embroiled in gang warfare attempting to obtain a gun in hopes to kill himself.
Style: psychological, tense, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: gang, punk, suicide, gun, nihilism, gangsters, crimes, vengeance, ballet, investigation, obsession, psychopath, crime, life is a bitch, violence spree, on the run, love affair, vigilantism, murder, losing-it hero, deadly, rivalry, social decay, bait, revenge ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and rough films with plots about crimes, crime, rivalry, vengeance, deadly, murder and violence mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Bullet Ballet: Anatomy of a Psycho (1961), Shiner (2000), Monument Ave. (1998), Deadly Outlaw: Rekka (2002), Dead Connection (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Anatomy of a Psycho (1961)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: The crazed brother of a condemned killer sent to the gas chamber swears vengeance on those he holds responsible for his brother's execution.
Style: suspenseful, tense, atmospheric, psychological, serious ...
Plot: murder, killer, arson, lawyer, deadly, urban, rivalry, violence spree, crimes, crime, obsession, vigilantism ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: usa
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95%
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Shiner (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The past catches up with a ruthlessly ambitious boxing promoter.
Style: suspenseful, tense, rough, realistic, serious
Plot: athlete's life, gang, vengeance, ambition, gangsters, down on your luck, crime, rivalry, dishonesty, boxing, promoter, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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 ⇓
85%
Deadly Outlaw: Rekka (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After Kunisada's Yakuza leader and father figure is brutally murdered, he and his best friend go on a two-man mission to avenge his death, killing other Yakuza leaders leading to a final confrontation by the old man's killers..
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, danger, vengeance, murder, betrayal, chases and races, gangsters, lone wolves, criminal heroes, violence spree, assassination attempt, martial arts ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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Dead Connection (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After a series of murders in motel rooms are connected, a cop, Dickson, heads out on the trail to find a serial killer. He discovers that he signs the motel guest-books with the names of boxers, and hence gets a lead on him. However, when he just ...
Style: sexual, realistic, tense, suspenseful, mind bending ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, police, rivalry, chase, journalism, investigation, media, life is a bitch, vengeance, phone sex ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
Black Angel Vol. 1 (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Tokyo is a dark technopolis, a city of faceless chrome and cold marble. It is ruled by Nogi, a yakuza boss specializing in drugs and murder. He gained absolute power by executing the former boss and marrying his daughter, Chiaki. Only the mysterious ...
Style: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, stylized, rough ...
Plot: girls with guns, femme fatale, rape and revenge, danger, chase, rivalry, gang, crimes, murder, hitman, destiny, urban ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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In Bar (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Turkey
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A group of young high society friends, aged between 18 and 25, are gathered at a friend's bar that they regularly frequent for the night. But when they finish of their last beer and prepare to head home they find themselves held captive at ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: bar, gang, injustice, virginity, escape attempt, murder, rivalry, deadly, gory, innocence lost, sexual abuse, vengeance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 5.7
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One on One (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 122 min.
Story: On May 9th, a female high school student was brutally murdered. There are 7 suspects and 7 shadows that terrorize them. Who are they and which one of them is you?
Style: suspenseful, tense, bleak, serious, rough ...
Plot: vigilantism, danger, vengeance, kidnapping, rivalry, crime, crimes, gory, deadly, murder
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Tokyo Fist (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A businessman, Tsuda, runs into a childhood friend, Tajuki, on the subway. Tajuki is working as a semiprofessional boxer. Tsuda soon begins to suspect that Tajuki might be having an affair with his fiance Hizuru. After an altercation, Tsuda begins ...
Style: surreal, disturbing, stylized, dark humor, atmospheric ...
Plot: obsession, vengeance, athlete's life, destructive relationship, rivalry, couples, gory, love triangle, violence, loneliness, surrealism, revenge ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Tetsuo II: Body Hammer (1992)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Tetsuo II: Body Hammer is a 1992 Japanese science fiction/horror film directed by Shinya Tsukamoto. It is a bigger-budget reworking of the same director's 1989 movie Tetsuo: The Iron Man, utilizing similar themes and ideas to the earlier film ...
Style: surreal, futuristic, serious, rough, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, rooftop, telephone conversation, androids and robots, superhuman powers, vengeance, fighting crime, deadly, apocalypse, gang, rivalry, society ...
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Illegal Tender (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: After the gangsters who killed his father come to settle a score, a teenage boy and his mother turn the tables on the killers - one Latino family's quest for honor and revenge as the hunted become the hunters.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: pregnancy, on the run, vengeance, rivalry, crime, gang, haunted by the past, drug dealing, vigilantism, crime gone awry, deadly, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: puerto rico, latin america, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Vengeance is Mine (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A thief, a murderer, and a charming lady-killer, Iwao Enokizu (Ken Ogata) is on the run from the police. Director Shohei Imamura turns this fact-based story—about the seventy-eight-day killing spree of a remorseless man from a devoutly Catholic ...
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, sex, on the run, deadly, vengeance, violence spree, crimes, crime, parents and children, prostitute, sociopath, breast fondling ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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The Wolves (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 131 min.
Story: After going to prison for killing the boss of the Kanno gang, Seji Iwahashi (Tatsuya Nakadai) gets released early -- only to find that his former gang has merged with the Kannos. But with bitter resentments lingering on both sides, how long will it ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, stylized, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: gang, yakuza, crimes, uninhibited rivalry, gangsters, tough heroes, dishonesty, deadly, society, criminal heroes, heroes, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Ley Lines (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The story follows a trio of Japanese youths of Chinese descent who escape their semi-rural upbringing and relocate to Shinjuku, Tokyo, where they befriend a troubled Shanghai prostitute and fall foul of a local crime syndicate. Like many of ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, friendship, prostitute, racism, village, urban ghetto, drug dealing, intrigue, heist, juvenile delinquency, going straight, suburban life ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.6
 605
Blue Tiger (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Gena is a sweet and dedicated mother to her little son. One day, whilst shopping with him for a halloween mask, her son is accidently shot through the chest by a Japanese Gunman, trying to kill an opposing gang of bus operators. Gena notices that ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, gang, danger, vigilantism, track down, deadly, obsession, hitman, martial arts, on the run, rivalry, chase ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: japan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 4.7
 412
Young Warriors (1983)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: After a young woman is gang raped and murdered in a California college town, her brother takes up arms by night with a gang of like-minded vigilantes from his fraternity, brutally punishing any miscreants they catch in a criminal act.
Style: serious, rough, bleak, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, vigilantism, youth, gang, rivalry, juvenile delinquency, society, violence spree, crimes, life is a bitch, siblings relations, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.4
 5K
Killers (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Indonesia, Japan
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Mr. Nomura is an eerily handsome, sharply dressed, sociopathic serial killer who preys on the women of Tokyo. In Jakarta, a world-weary journalist named Bayu finds himself unexpectedly falling into vigilantism after brutally killing two sadistic ...
Style: bleak, serious, rough, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, crime, crimes, psychopath, gory, deadly
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 4.4
 793
Ready 2 Die (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: After a violent bank robbery, the trio of hoods make their way across East L.A. carrying a blood-soaked bag of money. When word gets out, they must fend off gangs and crooked cops alike as they strive to keep the loot and stay alive.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, chase, gang, heist, haunted by the past, police corruption, on the run, criminal heroes, dishonesty, law enforcement, deadly, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Bonded by Blood (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In 1995, drug suppliers and career criminals Tony Tucker, Patrick Tate and Craig Rolfe were blasted to death by a shot gun whilst waiting in a Range Rover in Rettendon, Essex. The film charts their rise to become the most prolific dealers and feared ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, ambition, betrayal, criminal heroes, crimes, gangsters, crime, unfulfillment, drug dealing, partners, rise and fall, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Ichi the Killer (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 129 min.
Story: As sadomasochistic yakuza enforcer Kakihara searches for his missing boss he comes across Ichi, a repressed and psychotic killer who may be able to inflict levels of pain that Kakihara has only dreamed of.
Style: dark humor, stylized, disturbing, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, gore, repression, pimp, suicide, mafia, humiliation, rage, s&m, bully, martial arts, stabbing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Japanese Summer: Double Suicide (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A sex-obsessed young woman, a suicidal young man she meets on the street, a gun-crazy wannabe gangster—these are just three of the irrational, oddball anarchists trapped in an underground hideaway in Oshima’s devilish, absurdist portrait of what ...
Style: stylized, tense, realistic, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: killing spree, hitman, obsession, death wish, violence spree, gangsters, crimes, crime, isolation, sex addict, japanese woman, bleeding to death ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Run and Kill (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A man (Fatty) returns home to find his wife with another man. He goes to a bar and begins to drink, waking up the next day to find that he owes a mafioso money for killing his wife. Not wanting to pay the money, he enlists a malitia organization ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, murder, life is a bitch, crimes, violence spree, couple relations, gangsters, crime, lone wolves, chases and races, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: hong kong, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.3
 14K
Unlawful Entry (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: After a break-in at their house, a couple gets help from one of the cops that answered their call. He helps them install the security system, and begins dropping by on short notice and unofficial patrol, and spends a lot of time discussing the ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: obsession, psychopath, stalking, murder, violence, jealousy, police investigation, mind game, dishonesty, dangerous attraction, rivalry, suburbs ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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 ⇓
45%
 7.1
 60K
Blue Ruin (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The quiet life of a beach bum is upended by dreadful news. He sets off for his childhood home to carry out an act of vengeance but proves an inept assassin and finds himself in a brutal fight to protect his estranged family.
Style: tense, suspenseful, bleak, rough, brutal ...
Plot: vengeance, revenge, vigilantism, crimes, haunted by the past, deadly, violence, death, rivalry, violence spree, disorder, life turned upside down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: virginia, usa, delaware
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Prophet's Game (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The Prophet has arrived in the ultimate playing ground... Los Angeles. It has taken an innocent childhood game and twisted it into a deadly match of wits, where the only prize is survival. Moving from city to city, The Prophet lures unsuspecting ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, serious, bleak, psychological ...
Plot: murder, mind game, mystery, riddles and clues, investigation, serial killer, danger, vengeance, crime, chases and races, obsession, ex cop ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Female Prisoner Scorpion: Jailhouse 41 (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Matsu, known to the prisoners as Scorpion, is locked away in the bowels of the prison as revenge for disrupting the smooth operation of the prison and for her disfiguring attack on the warden. Granted a one day reprieve due to the visit of a ...
Style: realistic, stylized, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Plot: punishment, deadly, prison life, rivalry, crimes, chases and races, uninhibited rivalry, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, sleazy, corrupt law enforcer, prison ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.2
 12K
Eye for an Eye (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: It's fire and brimstone time as grieving mother Karen McCann takes justice into her own hands when a kangaroo court in Los Angeles fails to convict Robert Doob, the monster who raped and murdered her 17-year-old daughter.
Style: tense, psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, obsession, rape, psychopath, haunted by the past, vengeance, support group, vigilantism, justice, vigilante, legal action, loss of daughter ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Resurrection Man (1998)
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: rough, bleak, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, journalist, protestant, dishonesty, fighting the system, master criminal, law enforcement, deadly, police investigation, journalism, false accusation ...
Time: 70s
Place: ireland, europe, england, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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 ⇓
38%
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