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: 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, neo noir ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia

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Most similar movies to Bullet Ballet

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and rough films with plots about crimes, crime, rivalry, deadly, vengeance, murder and gang mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Bullet Ballet: Deadly Outlaw: Rekka (2002), Anatomy of a Psycho (1961), Monument Ave. (1998), In Bar (2007), One on One (2014). 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: rough, serious, stylized, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, danger, gangsters, betrayal, murder, police investigation, vigilantism, criminal's revenge, vengeance, deadly, partners, master criminal ...
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: realistic, tense, suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, vigilantism, arson, lawyer, killer, crimes, crime, urban, obsession, vengeance, psychopath, violence spree ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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, crimes, vengeance, gang, investigation, witnessing a crime, life is a bitch, criminal heroes, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, ireland, europe, usa, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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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, deadly, injustice, life is a bitch, confined, crimes, vengeance, murder, sexual abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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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: tense, captivating, suspense, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: murder, vigilantism, danger, crimes, rivalry, vengeance, terrorist group, investigation, group of friends, suspect, high school student, kidnapping ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea, korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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, atmospheric, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, rooftop, telephone conversation, androids and robots, superhuman powers, cyberpunk, apocalypse, superhero, gang, good versus evil, rivalry, danger ...
Place: tokyo, asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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, sexy, tense, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, police, phone sex, media, journalism, vengeance, life is a bitch, athlete's life, mystery, crime ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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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, ambition, gang, vengeance, gangsters, down on your luck, crimes, crime, rivalry, dishonesty, boxing, promoter ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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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, serious ...
Plot: obsession, couples, gory, rivalry, satire, love triangle, destructive relationship, athlete's life, violence, vengeance, loneliness, surrealism ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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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, suspenseful, bleak, serious, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, crimes, murder, deadly, strong violent content, violence, danger, death, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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: tense, disturbing, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, sex, crime, parents and children, crimes, on the run, prostitute, deadly, violence spree, father son relationship, violence, sex scene ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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, serious, rough, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: girls with guns, femme fatale, female assassin, rape and revenge, uninhibited rivalry, gangsters, mysterious character, crime, city life, heroes, crimes, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: rise and fall, rivalry, gang, ambition, betrayal, gangsters, criminal heroes, crimes, drug dealing, vengeance, deadly, partners ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, gang, rage, sadism, massacre, masochist, gory, gangsters, danger, violence, psychopath, mafia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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, tense, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, gang, dishonesty, rivalry, crimes, criminal heroes, deadly, drugs/alcohol, nudity (full frontal - brief), ambition, unfulfillment, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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: rough, realistic, suspenseful, tense, serious
Plot: vigilantism, downfall, soldier, vengeance, police corruption, deadly, drug dealing, homecoming, police investigation, gang, crimes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: afghanistan, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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, vengeance, deadly, violence spree, confined, heroes, criminal heroes, crimes, haunted by the past, gang, tough heroes, murder ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 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: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, dark humor
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prostitute, gangsters, gang, friendship, urban ghetto, urban ghetto life, city life, crime, urban, village, intrigue, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 90s
Place: tokyo, asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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: exciting, rough, suspenseful, disturbing, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, gang, love triangle, lovers on the run, criminal's revenge, rivalry, drug dealing, danger, crimes, crime, chase, master criminal ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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.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, rough, disturbing, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: addiction, femme fatale, life is a bitch, deadly, couples, crimes, vengeance, danger, obsession, rivalry, curses spells and rituals, passion ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: realistic, serious, rough, exciting, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: pregnancy, on the run, haunted by the past, vigilantism, gang, teenage life, deadly, crime gone awry, drug dealing, vengeance, criminal heroes, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: puerto rico, latin america, bronx new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, disturbing, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: mentally challenged, fighting crime, social decay, life is a bitch, losing-it hero, vengeance, crimes, crime, parents and children, murder, disability, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: psychological, tense, realistic, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: war, survival, military life, danger, confined, escapades, isolation, japanese soldier, rivalry, world war two, unfulfillment, losing-it hero ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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The Last Deadly Mission (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A washed-up Marseilles cop (Auteuil) earns a chance at redemption by protecting a woman from the man who killed her parents as he is about to be released from prison.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, rough, tense, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, redemption, woman in danger, haunted by the past, law enforcement, deadly, crime, crimes, life is a bitch, dishonesty, neo noir ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.7
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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, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, haunted by the past, investigation, vengeance, serial killer, track down, deadly, law enforcement, who done it, danger, murder, psychopath ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.8
 13K
Gangster No. 1 (2000)
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: rough, tense, suspenseful, intense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rise and fall, gang, gangsters, gang war, violence, crimes, crime, extortion, leadership, rivalry, criminal heroes, psychopath ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1990s, 1960s, 80s ...
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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, dishonesty, rivalry, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.9
 3K
The Lost (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A charismatic psycho suspected of killing two innocent campers in a cold-blooded double homicide grows increasingly unstable as his suburban empire starts to crack at the foundations.
Style: disturbing, serious, suspenseful, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: investigation, murder, violence, serial killer, police investigation, psychopath, drug use, crimes, rivalry, deadly, slasher, youth ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.2
 449
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, serious, atmospheric, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: gangsters, gang, yakuza, murder, dishonesty, deadly, conspiracy, rivalry, graphic violence, society, uninhibited rivalry, crime ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 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, rough, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, gang, vengeance, life is a bitch, uncover truth, serial killer, police corruption, deadly, crimes, crime, memory loss, urban ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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