Movies like Bullet Ballet

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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, cult film
Plot: violence spree, gang, punk, suicide, gun, nihilism, gangsters, crimes, vengeance, ballet, investigation, obsession, psychopath, crime, life is a bitch, on the run, love affair, murder, vigilantism, losing-it hero, deadly, rivalry, bait, social decay, neo noir ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia

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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 gang mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Bullet Ballet: Deadly Outlaw: Rekka (2002), Anatomy of a Psycho (1961), In Bar (2007), Monument Ave. (1998), Illegal Tender (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, suspenseful, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, danger, murder, betrayal, gangsters, criminal's revenge, police investigation, vigilantism, vengeance, lone wolves, deadly, partners ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, psychological, atmospheric, rough, serious ...
Plot: murder, vigilantism, lawyer, killer, arson, vengeance, urban, violence spree, obsession, psychopath, graphic violence, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
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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, serious, rough, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: bar, gang, captivity, vigilantism, sexual abuse, confined, life is a bitch, crimes, murder, rivalry, deadly, vengeance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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, crimes, crime, vengeance, gang, investigation, drug dealing, criminal heroes, witnessing a crime, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, ireland, europe, usa, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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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, tense, captivating, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the run, pregnancy, haunted by the past, gang, crimes, rivalry, drug dealing, vigilantism, revenge, murder, death of father, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: puerto rico, usa, latin america, bronx new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 5.7
 845
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: tense, captivating, psychological, suspense, bleak ...
Plot: murder, danger, vigilantism, crimes, vengeance, rivalry, terrorist group, investigation, high school student, suspect, group of friends, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea, asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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: suspenseful, sexual, rough, realistic, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, police, danger, investigation, law enforcement, journalism, deadly, athlete's life, mystery, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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, tense, disturbing, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, parents and children, on the run, crimes, crime, deadly, prostitute, violence spree, father son relationship, violence, sex, sex scene ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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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, rivalry, athlete's life, satire, couples, gory, destructive relationship, love triangle, violence, vengeance, loneliness, surrealism ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.9
 2K
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: vengeance, ambition, gang, athlete's life, gangsters, dishonesty, down on your luck, crime, rivalry, crimes, boxing, promoter ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 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: tense, serious, bleak, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, rivalry, crimes, uninhibited rivalry, murder, strong violent content, deadly, violence, danger, death, gory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: female assassin, girls with guns, femme fatale, rape and revenge, cliche, hitman, deadly, crime, gang, master warrior, danger, chase ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.3
 1K
The Big I Am (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A cruel twist of fate catapults small time crook Mickey Skinner into the big league, as head of a brutal London gang poised on the brink of a lucrative human-trafficking deal.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, dishonesty, gangsters, deadly, criminal heroes, rivalry, drugs/alcohol, crimes, unfulfillment, nudity (full frontal - brief), profanity, strong violent content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.2
 2K
The Escapist (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Denis Hopkins, a pilot, lives with his pregnant wife Valerie and has a comfortable lifestyle. When a gang of criminals led by the sadistic Ricky Barnes breaks into his home, he offers whatever the criminals want to protect his wife and unborn child, ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, tense, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, violence spree, deadly, vengeance, confined, gang, tough heroes, murder, heroes, criminal heroes, haunted by the past, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, serious, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, gang, rise and fall, partners, drug dealing, gangsters, criminal heroes, vengeance, dishonesty, ambition, betrayal, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Tetsuo II: Body Hammer (1992)
Genre: Action, 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, suspenseful, rough, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, rooftop, telephone conversation, androids and robots, superhuman powers, cyberpunk, danger, supernatural, imaginary, rivalry, heroes, deadly ...
Place: tokyo, asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 4.4
 390
Rockaway (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Trane is a decorated war hero just shipped home to the States from Afghanistan after the brutal murder of his wife and child back in Rockaway, Queens. Upon his return, Trane encounters his old friend Dave, who describes the new forces of crime and ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, tense, serious
Plot: vengeance, soldier, vigilantism, downfall, police corruption, criminal heroes, gang, gangsters, drug dealing, crimes, criminal's revenge, police investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: afghanistan, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Ichi the Killer (2001)
Genre: Action, Comedy, 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: disturbing, rough, suspenseful, dark humor, banned film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: massacre, masochist, hitman, gang, danger, rage, sadism, psychopath, gory, gangsters, violence, mafia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Cut (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan, France, USA, South Korea, Turkey
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Shuji is an uncompromising young filmmaker at odds with Japanese society. One day he learns that his loan shark brother, who had helped to finance his films, has been executed by his own yakuza gang for failing to repay his debts. Described as a ...
Style: rough, tense, serious, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: gangsters, estrangement, obsession, life is a bitch, filmmaking, violence spree, strong violent content
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.9
 1K
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: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, dark humor
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friendship, gang, prostitute, gangsters, drug dealing, juvenile delinquency, intrigue, crime, down on your luck, urban ghetto life, heist, suburbs ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, japan, tokyo
⇓ 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: exciting, rough, suspenseful, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, gang, love triangle, lovers on the run, criminal's revenge, master criminal, rivalry, crimes, chase, drug dealing, crime, danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Fires on the Plain (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In the final days of World War II, occupying Japanese forces in the Philippines face resistance from the local population and the American offensive. The dwindling Japanese soldiers attempt to survive through the horrors of war.
Style: tense, psychological, realistic, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: war, survival, military life, danger, escapades, isolation, confined, japanese soldier, rivalry, world war two, unfulfillment, soldier ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
King of the Jungle (2000)
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: psychological, serious, tense, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: mentally challenged, losing-it hero, life is a bitch, fighting crime, social decay, vengeance, disability, deadly, crimes, crime, society, addiction ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 5.6
 8K
.45 (2006)
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: psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: addiction, femme fatale, life is a bitch, deadly, crimes, couples, vengeance, obsession, rivalry, curses spells and rituals, passion, arms dealer ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.4
 798
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: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, gang, murder, heist, dishonesty, criminal's revenge, deadly, crime gone awry, danger, law enforcement, criminal heroes, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.7
 428
The Gunman (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Detective Ben Simm's wife is killed, he has to learn to be both father and mother to his little girl while searching for a Vigilante that has his own sense of justice.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, haunted by the past, investigation, police detective, serial killer, psychopath, track down, who done it, murder, vigilantism, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.8
 1K
Splinter (2006)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A gang member, suffering from severe memory loss, searches for his brother's murderer. He secretly enlists the aid of the investigating Detective, while other members of his gang are mysteriously and sadistically murdered.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, vengeance, gang, serial killer, crimes, uncover truth, deadly, life is a bitch, police corruption, memory loss, gory, urban ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.6
 655
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: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, gang, vengeance, crime, rivalry, chase, criminal heroes, crimes, deadly, lone wolves, danger, on the run ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.3
 14K
Unlawful Entry (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 111 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, stalking, psychopath, murder, suburbs, violence, jealousy, police investigation, mind game, dangerous attraction, dishonesty, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 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, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, vengeance, police, police detective, anti heroes, kidnapping, anti hero, drug dealer, police officer, police investigation, crime, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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