Movies like Bullet Ballet

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Bullet Ballet
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: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, tense, psychological
Plot: vengeance, vigilantism, violence spree, crime, obsession, murder, social decay, punk, nihilism, suicide, surrealism, gun, psychopath, gang, crimes, deadly, revenge, gangsters, losing-it hero, investigation, on the run, love affair, rivalry, life is a bitch, bait ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, tokyo, japan
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Oz
Crime, Drama, Thriller
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55 min.
 8.7
Fireworks
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Japan
103 min.
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and rough films with plots about crimes, vengeance, crime, deadly, murder, rivalry and revenge mostly in Thriller, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Bullet Ballet: Deadly Outlaw: Rekka (2002), Ichi the Killer (2001), Anatomy of a Psycho (1961), Violent Cop (1989), Run and Kill (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Deadly Outlaw: Rekka
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Country: Japan
Duration: 96 min.
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Time: contemporary
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Ichi the Killer
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan, Hong Kong
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.
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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.
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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 ...
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Place: japan, tokyo
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Run and Kill
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, exciting
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Tetsuo II: Body Hammer
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, serious, rough, futuristic, suspenseful ...
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Monument Ave.
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Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
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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 ...
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Audience: boys' night
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Time: 90s
Place: asia, tokyo, japan
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System:   58%
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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 ...
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    User:   57%
 
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Fireworks
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Country: Japan
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Style: bleak, stylized, serious, melancholic, meditative ...
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System:   52%
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Detention: The Siege at Johnson High
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A former high school student, Jason Copeland, returns to his school to take his revenge on the teachers for failing him out of school.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Plot: high school, hardcase students, police station, hostages, school, juvenile delinquency, vengeance, violence spree, teachers and students, haunted by the past, high school life, psychopath ...
Time: 90s
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System:   51%
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Blue Tiger
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, lone wolves, manhunt, vengeance, crime, obsession, chases and races, deadly, gang, rivalry, criminal heroes, gangsters ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: japan, usa
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System:   49%
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Kate and her brutish boyfriend Big Al sell handguns on the streets of New York. She's smart, stylish, and self-confident, but all that leaves her when Al, in a jealous and self-indulgent rage, beats her. Three friends encourage her recovery: ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: addiction, drug dealing, crime, vengeance, crimes, femme fatale, gays and lesbians, curses spells and rituals, destiny, deadly, rivalry, control ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york
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Contestant 13
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Sebastian, a young man, has decided to follow instructions intended for someone else, without knowing where they will take him. Something else he does not know is that Gerard Dorez, a cop on a knife-edge, is tailing him. When he reaches his ...
Style: bleak, atmospheric, tense, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: crime, murder, surveillance, revenge, overdose, contests and competitions, drugs/alcohol, violence, violent, police investigation, twists & turns, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
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System:   49%
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Young Warriors
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 80s
Place: california
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System:   48%
    User:   54%
 
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Tokyo Fist
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, stylized, disturbing, dark humor, serious ...
Plot: obsession, vengeance, violence, loneliness, gory, surrealism, revenge, brutality, visceral, athlete's life, cyberpunk, destructive relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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System:   46%
    User:   38%
 
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The Tigers
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Cops find their careers and their lives in jeopardy when they spend a gangster's bribe money after releasing him from custody during a drug bust.
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, suspenseful, psychological
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, crime, gang, gangsters, master criminal, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, crime gone awry, drug dealing, police investigation, police corruption, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, hong kong, singapore
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System:   46%
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Outrage
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Spain, Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Marco Vallez (Antonio Banderas) is possessed by the beauty of a circus sharp shooter, and from the second they meet he is willing to give up everything to be with her. But one horrifying night sends them both down a road of revenge leaving behind a ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Plot: vengeance, violence spree, murder, crime, psychopath, crimes, deadly, gang, journalism, mentally unstable, on the run, betrayal ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, spain
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A Pure Formality
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Onoff (Depardieu,) is a famous writer, now a recluse. The Inspector (Polanski,) is suspicious when Onoff is brought into the station one night, disoriented and suffering a kind of amnesia. In an isolated, rural police station, the Inspector tries to ...
Style: talky, surreal, atmospheric, tense, psychological ...
Plot: mystery, existentialism, afterlife, suicide, police station, investigation, mind game, life philosophy, pornography, art, life & death, uncover truth ...
Time: 90s
Place: tokyo, italy
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System:   46%
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Sunday in the Country
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Three vicious thugs are on the run in rural America after robbing a local bank. They seek refuge at the home of a reclusive farmer, but he is prepared for their arrival and holds them at gunpoint. Unable to let them simply wait for the law, he ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: country, crime, vengeance, bank, farm, confined, countryside, crimes, deadly, rivalry, criminal heroes, torture ...
Time: 70s
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System:   44%
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King of the Jungle
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Seymore is a young man with the mind of a child. He loves three things in life: basketball, sneaking out for cigarettes, and his mother. But all life's simple pleasures are brutally torn from him when he witnesses his mother gunned down by a ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, gloomy, suspenseful ...
Plot: parents and children, addiction, urban, crime, down on your luck, drug abuse, mental illness, social decay, crimes, society, life is a bitch, best friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
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System:   43%
    User:   51%
 
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
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System:   43%
    User:   51%
 
A Snake of June
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Set in an anonymous Japanese metropolis, the film tells the tale of shy career woman, Rinko and Shigehiko, her hygiene-obsessed, workaholic husband. The couple explore their sexuality in a number of ways, causing their lives to be disrupted.
Style: atmospheric, serious, surreal, erotic, suspenseful ...
Plot: stalking, sexual relations, mystery, couples, power relations, mind game, couple relations, doctors and patients, crimes, love and romance, sex aid, vibrator ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, europe, venice, italy, japan
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System:   42%
    User:   45%
 

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