Movies like Ichi the Killer

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Ichi the Killer (2001)
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Ichi the Killer (2001)
Original name: 殺し屋1
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, banned film, suspenseful, stylized, tense, captivating, macabre, exciting, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: massacre, gang, danger, rage, psychopath, sadism, gory, stabbing, gangsters, violence, mafia, hitman, mob boss, vengeance, crimes, murder, missing person, chase, deadly, rivalry, masochist, humiliation, organized crime, perversion, yakuza ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia, tokyo

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Most similar movies to Ichi the Killer

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, rough, realistic and suspenseful films with plots about violence, crimes, brutality, rivalry, blood, murder and revenge mostly in Thriller, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Ichi the Killer: Visitor Q (2001), I Saw the Devil (2010), Gozu (2003), 1-Ichi (2003), Dead or Alive (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Visitor Q (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A father who is a failed former television reporter tries to mount a documentary about violence and sex among youths. He proceeds to have sex with his daughter who is now a prostitute, and films his son being humiliated and hit by classmates. ...
Style: macabre, rough, disturbing, surreal, psychological ...
Plot: father daughter incest, sexual abuse, incest, rape, violence spree, necrophilia, psychopath, dysfunctional family, prostitute, family relations, incestuous desire, heroin ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia
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 7.8
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I Saw the Devil (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Kyung-chul is a dangerous psychopath who kills for pleasure. He has committed infernal serial murders in diabolic ways that one cannot even imagine and his victims range from young women to even children. The police have chased him for a long time, ...
Style: tense, psychological, serious, unusual plot structure, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, revenge, vengeance, violence, psychopath, extreme violence, beating, sadism, cat and mouse, strong violent content, mercilessness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
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Gozu (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Minami mistakenly kills a gangster associate of his named Brother. Almost as soon as the murder takes place, the body of the deceased man is gone, prompting Minami to conduct a search. While looking, he finds a mysterious isolated hotel where he ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, scary ...
Plot: yakuza, gangsters, murder, obsession, hitman, mental illness, deadly, danger, mission of murder, hotel, restaurant, transvestism ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.3
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1-Ichi (2003)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 83 min.
Story: We follow Ichi during his high school years. Mr. Dai is the best fighter in school... whenever he fights Ichi is there and has a huge smile on his face. Mr. Dai thinks that Ichi is laughing at him but in fact he enjoys watching the violence that ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: gang, vengeance, danger, high school, mysterious character, kids in trouble, misfit, rivalry, save the day, mind game, youth, violence spree ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Dead or Alive (1999)
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 ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, brutal, disturbing, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: massacre, gangsters, danger, contests and competitions, stripper, vengeance, brutality, yakuza, drugs, gratuitous violence, violent, insanity ...
Time: 90s
Place: taiwan, japan, asia, tokyo
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100%
Natural Born Killers (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Two victims of traumatized childhoods become lovers and psychopathic serial murderers irresponsibly glorified by the mass media.
Style: controversial, sadistic, atmospheric, brutal, cult film ...
Plot: dark humor, violence, mass murder, serial killer, psychopath, murderous pair, sadism, violence spree, criminal heroes, insanity, cruelty, hallucination ...
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 7.2
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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, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
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Place: japan, tokyo
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 6.8
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Outrage (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The story begins with Sekiuchi, boss of the Sannokai, a huge organized crime syndicate controlling the entire Kanto region, issuing a stern warning to his lieutenant Kato and right-hand man Ikemoto, head of the Ikemoto-gumi. Kato orders Ikemoto to ...
Style: serious, tense, rough, realistic, cynical
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang member, crime family, hanging, criminal heroes, crimes, gang war, danger, deadly, gang, rivalry, merciless, gory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: Japan
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Kitano plays Murakawa, a Tokyo yakuza tiring of gangster life. Along with a few of his henchmen, he is sent by his boss to Okinawa to help end a gang war, supposedly to mediate between two warring clans. He finds that the dispute between the clans ...
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
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Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Out for Justice (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Gino Felino (Steven Seagal) is an NYPD detective from Brooklyn who knows everyone and everything in his neighborhood. Killing his Partner was someone's mistake, because he's now Out For Justice.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
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The Raid 2 (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Indonesia, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: After fighting his way through an apartment building populated by an army of dangerous criminals and escaping with his life, SWAT team member Rama goes undercover, joining a powerful Indonesian crime syndicate to protect his family and uncover ...
Style: stylized, realistic, rough, brutal, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fist fighting, martial arts, warrior, organized crime, gangsters, undercover, hand to hand combat, fight, one man army, gunfight, police corruption, fighting crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indonesia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Shinjuku Triad Society (1995)
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Country: Japan
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: suspenseful, rough, bleak, exciting, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
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The Chaser (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 125 min.
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Style: suspenseful, serious, disturbing, bleak, suspense ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 7.1
 3K
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 ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Zatoichi (2003)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Zatôichi is a 19th century blind nomad who makes his living as a gambler and masseur. However, behind this humble facade, he is a master swordsman gifted with a lightning-fast draw and breathtaking precision. While wandering, Zatôichi discovers a ...
Style: exciting, humorous, atmospheric, harsh, stylized ...
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Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
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Story: An assassin is shot at the altar by her ruthless employer, Bill and other members of their assassination circle – but 'The Bride' lives to plot her vengeance. Setting out for some payback, she makes a death list and hunts down those who ...
Style: exciting, tense, non-linear, rough, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s, 90s, 2000s ...
Place: usa, asia, tokyo, japan, pasadena california
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The City of Lost Souls (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 102 min.
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Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, disturbing, harsh ...
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
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⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
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Story: His only friend called him 'the man from nowhere'... Taesik, a former special agent becomes a loner after losing his wife in a miserable accident and lives a bitter life running a pawnshop. He only has a few customers and a friend named ...
Style: serious, emotional, brutal, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Dead or Alive 2 (2000)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two contract killers cross paths in the middle of the same job and realize they are childhood friends. Together they take a break from killing and visit the small island they once called home. After reflecting on their past lives they decided to ...
Style: serious, captivating, rough, realistic, contemplative
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friendship, hitman, yakuza, criminal heroes, danger, drug dealing, buddies, crimes, gangsters, friends, orphan, deadly ...
Time: 90s
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Sex and Fury (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Sex & Fury chronicles Ocho's exploits as she searches for her father's killers, each identified by unique tattoos on their backs (a deer, a boar, and a butterfly). Along the way, she also crosses paths with Shonusuke, a radical set on ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 1900s, 20th century, 19th century, 1880s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Last House on the Left (1972)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Mari and Phyllis go to the "big city" to see their favorite band BloodLust. Along the way they meet up with newly escaped convict Krug and his gang.
Style: disturbing, slasher, banned film, cult film, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
A Bittersweet Life (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Kim Sun-woo is an enforcer and manager for a hotel owned by a cold, calculative crime boss, Kang who assigns Sun-Woo to a simple errand while he is away on a business trip; to shadow his young mistress, Heesoo, for fear that she may be cheating on ...
Style: bleak, serious, exciting, psychological, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, revenge, crime, crimes, rivalry, gunfight, hitman, bandit, hotel, tragic hero, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south korea, korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.3
 20K
The Yellow Sea (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
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Duration: 136 min.
Story: The region where the borders of North Korea, China, and Russia come together, forms a sort of modern day wild west, where more than half of the population relies on illegal activity in order to survive. In Yanbian, on the Chinese side of the border, ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, bleak, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 6.5
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Maniac (1980)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A psychotic man, troubled by his childhood abuse, loose in NYC, kills young women and takes their scalps as trophies. Will he find the perfect woman in photographer Anna, and end his killing spree?
Style: disturbing, splatter, suspenseful, psychological, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: model, knife murder, serial killer, gory, gore, sadistic horror, violence spree, murder, psychopath, stalking, prostitute, mentally unstable ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, year 1979
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, brooklyn new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Machine Girl (2008)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The life of a young, Japanese schoolgirl is destroyed when her family is killed by a Ninja-Yakuza family. Her hand cut off, she replaces it with various machines-of-death, and seeks revenge
Style: rough, surreal, exciting, harsh, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: female protagonist, female killer, vigilantism, vengeance, gory, gangsters, murder, violence spree, danger, teenage life, disfigurement, girl heroine ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.0
 2K
Tokyo Zombie (2005)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Two Japanese friends accidentally kill their boss and dump his remains in Black Fuji, a mountain/landfill hybrid. This leads to poor results when the chemicals of the landfill mix with the corpse (and many other corpses) to give rise to a zombie ...
Style: parody, suspenseful, humorous, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, friendship, martial arts, supernatural, apocalypse, buddies, rivalry, danger, deadly, chaos, violence spree, battles ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
I Spit on Your Grave (1978)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An aspiring writer is repeatedly gang-raped, humiliated, and left for dead by four men whom she systematically hunts down to seek revenge.
Style: banned film, rough, cult film, psychological, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rape, rape and revenge, sexual abuse, cruelty, revenge, vengeance, sadistic horror, murder, psychopath, sadism, brutality, danger ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, england, germany, new york, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Zero Woman: Red Handcuffs (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Agent Zero (Miki Sugimoto) is a cop that uses her own methods for dealing with criminals. After she unlawfully kills a rapist in a violent fashion, she is sent to prison and stripped of her badge. But very soon after, a rich politician's ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, kidnapping, rapist, yakuza, female assassin, lone wolves, gang, danger, deadly, fighting crime, crimes, gory ...
Time: 70s
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.6
 4K
Ichi (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Ichi is a blind entertainer that travels the countryside with her traditional Japanese guitar and walking stick. She’s in search for the kind man that brought her up as a child, but because of her beauty she encounters problems every step of the ...
Style: epic, suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, blind woman, samurai, ninja, heroes, danger, crimes, escapades, vengeance, rivalry, gang, village ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, gangsters, betrayal, police investigation, criminal's revenge, vigilantism, vengeance, lone wolves, gang, partners ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
14%