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Vengeance is Mine (1979)
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Vengeance is Mine (1979)
Original name: 復讐するは我にあり
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 family—into a cold, perverse, and at times diabolically funny examination of the primitive coexisting with the modern. More than just a true-crime tale, Vengeance Is Mine bares humanity’s snarling id.
Style: tense, realistic, disturbing, serious, suspenseful, psychological
Plot: serial killer, sex, crimes, parents and children, crime, on the run, prostitute, violence spree, deadly, father son relationship, violence, sex scene, vengeance, woman undressing, killing spree, police, con artists, investigation, female nudity, sociopath, male nudity, christian, murder, coitus, bare breasts ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: japan, asia

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Most similar movies to Vengeance is Mine

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and tense films with plots about deadly, crimes, murder, crime, serial killer, law enforcement and psychopath mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Vengeance is Mine: The Deathmaker (1995), Raising Jeffrey Dahmer (2006), Born Killers (2005), The Lost (2006), SK1 (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Deathmaker (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Fritz Haarmann, who has killed at least 27 boys, is questioned by a psychology professor in order to find out whether he is sane and can be held responsible for his crimes. During this interrogation Haarmann reveals his motives and his killing ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, serial child killer, mind game, investigation, serial killer, psychopath, deadly, obsession, society, courtroom drama, mental institution, confined ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
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Raising Jeffrey Dahmer (2006)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Based on the true story of the mass murderer Jeffrey Dahmer, the events within the family behind, and leading up to, his capture
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, family relations, psychopath, human nature, deadly, family problems, crimes, haunted by the past, parents and children, father son relationship, violence spree ...
Time: 21st century, 80s, 70s, 20th century, 60s ...
Place: usa
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Born Killers (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: iggy Banks tells the story of two charming and brilliant brothers who finance their lifestyle by robbing and murdering pretty much anyone foolish enough to get in the car with them. They learn the business from their sociopath father (Tom Sizemore) ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, crimes, parents and children, introspection, gory, psychopath, criminal heroes, deadly, danger, violence, brother brother relationship, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary
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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, suspenseful, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: investigation, murder, psychopath, violence, police investigation, serial killer, drug use, deadly, youth, rivalry, slasher, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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SK1 (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The hunt, capture and trial of Guy Georges, one of France's most notorious serial killer.
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious, non-linear
Plot: police investigation, murder, crime, law enforcement, crimes, serial killer, riddles and clues, obsession, uncover truth, deadly, danger, murder suspect ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 2001, year 1995, year 1991 ...
Place: france, paris france
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Blind Shaft (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: China, Germany, Hong Kong
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Two Chinese miners, who make money by killing fellow miners and then extorting money from the mine owner to keep quiet about the "accident", happen upon their latest victim. But one of them begins to have second thoughts.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: miner, murder, crimes, deadly, hidden identity, dishonesty, investigation, teenage life, rich and poor, cons and scams, prostitute, teenage boy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china, asia
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Winter of Frozen Dreams (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Barbara Hoffman is a University of Wisconsin science student. She is a part-time employee at a local massage parlor. She is also a killer. Now all Detective Lulling has to do is prove it.
Style: psychological, tense, serious, realistic, mind bending ...
Plot: investigation, murder, serial killer, gory, deadly, dishonesty, crimes, law enforcement, prostitute, deception, university, who done it ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, 70s
Place: wisconsin, usa
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41%
The Killer Inside Me (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A sheriff struggles to hide his violent murderous acts.
Style: rough, suspenseful, gloomy, psychological, serious ...
Plot: neo noir, small town, psychopath, serial killer, crimes, danger, crime, unlikely criminals, law enforcement, deadly, dishonesty, profanity ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: montana, usa
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40%
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The Hours of the Day (2003)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: Spain
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Abel lives with his mother in a small town on the outskirts of Barcelona. His life, grey and boring, is based on the small family business, his mother's house, his girlfriend's bed, and the town bars. However under an appearance of quiet ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, mental illness, family life, family relations, murder, social relations, deadly, crimes, store, small town, gory, small town life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, barcelona, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Blue Caprice (2013)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A narrative feature film inspired by the events known as the Beltway sniper attacks.
Style: realistic, disturbing, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, crimes, on the run, crime, partners, deadly, violence spree, on the road, man boy relationship, sniper, lawyer, car ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maryland, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Next Time I'll Aim for the Heart (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Between 1978 and 1979, the inhabitants of the Oise are in fear of a maniac who kills several hitchhikers and escape the police. He was then dubbed "the killer of the Oise" is actually a shy young policeman who will investigate his own ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: serial killer, danger, crime, murder, police, deadly, violence, law enforcement, self mutilation, insanity, racial slur, psychopath ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1979
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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My Kingdom (2001)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: Italy, UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A powerful dynasty, headed by a charismatic, manipulative father, falls when he decides to hand over his criminal empire to his three corrupt and power-hungry daughters. Kath runs a brothel down by the docks, Tracy owns a soccer team and Jo, a ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: rivalry, family relations, vengeance, murder, parents and children, drug dealing, dishonesty, betrayal, deadly, prostitute, crimes, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Transfixed (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Bo is a transexual prostitute in Brussels who left home after being abused by her father. She's infuatuated with a neighbor and suspected by the police in a series of transexual murders. In order to clear herself she must turn detective.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, transsexual, investigation, amateur detective, protagonist as suspect, crimes, serial killer, life is a bitch, deadly, police investigation, crime, sexual abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium, brussels
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38%
Bundy: An American Icon (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Bundy, starring Corin Nemec in the title role and co-starring Kane Hodder, details the dark psyche and previously unexplored motivations of the man who became known as one of the most notorious serial killers to leave behind a legacy of evil.
Style: suspenseful, rough, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, obsession, psychopath, woman in danger, crimes, deadly, slasher, gory, violence spree, human nature, crime ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Frozen Silence (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Spain, Lithuania
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In 1943, during the midst of World War II, a serial murderer appears in the Blue Division, volunteer body of Spanish soldiers who fought on the Russian front with German troops. After finding the body of a Spanish soldier who has been stuck in the ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: army investigation, murder, serial killer, crimes, war, riddles and clues, world war two, superior officer, deadly, rivalry, military, soldier ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: europe
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Dear Mr. Gacy (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A chronicle of the interaction between college student Jason Moss and the object of his obsession, serial killer John Wayne Gacy.
Style: psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Plot: obsession, serial killer, crimes, deadly, psychopath, mind game, manipulation, destructive relationship, life is a bitch, dishonesty, rivalry, manipulations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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The Virgin of Juarez (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a reporter travels to Juarez to cover the ongoing story of the mass murder of local working women, she uncovers the amazing story of "The Virgin Of Juarez," a survivor of an attack who has developed stigmata, a sign of holiness, and ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, investigation, woman in danger, crimes, psychopath, who done it, journalism, law enforcement, deadly, life is a bitch, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, latin america, mexico, el paso texas
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A Quiet Life (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, France, Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The story of a man who murdered thirty-two people, gained power, and then got afraid because too many people wanted to kill him. One August morning, he disappeared. For fifteen years, everyone believed him dead.
Style: rough, tense, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: parents and children, hitman, faked death, gangsters, deadly, hidden identity, family relations, haunted by the past, crimes, dishonesty, criminal heroes, coma ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Bloodlines (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: After Elaine Hopkin is found dead, apparent an OD suicide, her firstborn Mark wouldn't even inform his dad James Hopkin, who was locked up for murder. Kid sister Justine, a cocky uniformed cop, goes visit him, only to learn he was just ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, rough
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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34%
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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, serious, bleak, exciting ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, rivalry, crimes, uninhibited rivalry, murder, strong violent content, deadly, violence, danger, death, gory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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29%
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The Commander (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Commander Clare Blake has risen to the top of her profession in the male-dominated Metropolitan Police Service and is now the head of the serious crimes unit. Some years previously she arrested James Lampton for murder. He was subsequently sentenced ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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29%
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At Close Range (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Based upon the true story of Bruce Johnston Sr., his son, and his brothers; together, they constituted one of suburban Philadelphia's most notorious crime families during the 1970's. Their criminal activities ranged from burglary, theft... ...
Style: tense, bleak, realistic, disturbing, serious ...
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Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1978, 80s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, california
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29%
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Terry (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: In the summer of 2009, Charlie Ruez made a documentary. 6 months later the footage was seized for evidence by the Metropolitan Police Department. In 2010, the footage was released.
Style: serious, tense, rough, disturbing, realistic
Plot: murder, drug abuse, deadly, crimes, gangsters, law enforcement, drug dealing, gang, violence spree, crime, drugs/alcohol, strong violent content ...
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Genre: Crime, Drama
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Duration: 114 min.
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Style: disturbing, suspenseful, psychological, serious, realistic ...
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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: psychological, stylized, atmospheric, offbeat, surreal ...
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Time: 20th century, 60s
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29%
Resurrection Man (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
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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: disturbing, serious, bleak, suspenseful, tense ...
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28%
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Rainy Dog (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A Japanese assassin stranded in Taiwan must take work from a local crime boss to make ends meet when suddenly a woman from his past delivers a son to him.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prostitute, hitman, gang, vengeance, parents and children, introspection, family relations, mute or deaf, crime, deadly, crimes, gangsters ...
Time: 90s
Place: taiwan, asia, taipei
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Il capitano: A Swedish Requiem (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Sweden, Finland, Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The film is based on a true occurrence in Sweden in 1988. A Finish couple murdered a young boy and his parents when they prevented the theft of the son's bicycle. The film tries to describe the relationship between the dominant Jari, who calls ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: murder, social misfits, criminal heroes, lovers on the run, isolation, destiny, riding a bicycle, cycling, murderous pair, deadly, misfit, society ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: sweden, denmark, finland
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26%
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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, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary
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Roots of Evil (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A serial killer is after hookers and strippers. A male detective and his female partner are assigned to stop him.
Style: sexual, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, nudity (full frontal - brief), murder, strong sexual content, police detective, graphic violence, investigation, hollywood, partners against crime, prostitute, partners, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, los angeles
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