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The Wolves (1971)
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The Wolves (1971)
Original name: 出所η₯γ„
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 be before the bloodshed begins anew? Set in 1926 Japan, this serpentine crime thriller from director Hideo Gosha also stars Toshio Kurosawa and Isao Natsuyagi as Iwahashi's closest ally.
Style: atmospheric, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, stylized
Plot: gang, yakuza, gangsters, crimes, heroes, crime, murder, society, dishonesty, criminal heroes, deadly, rivalry, tough heroes, uninhibited rivalry, samurai, death, pardon, tradition, gangster, release from prison
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: japan, asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and rough films with plots about gangsters, crimes, crime, criminal heroes, rivalry, deadly and gang mostly in Crime, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like The Wolves: Like a Dragon (2007), The Woman Sharper (1963), Street Mobster (1972), The Five (1995), Beyond Outrage (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Like a Dragon (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Japan, South Korea
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Former Yakuza underling Kiryu Kazuma, who has recently been released from prison after a lengthy incarceration, and is trying to piece his life together and distance himself from his Yakuza past. Unfortunately Kiryu's problems slowly escalate ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, exciting, serious, rough ...
Plot: yakuza, track down, heroes, criminal heroes, chases and races, crime, rivalry, danger, gangsters, crimes, criminal's revenge, vengeance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tokyo, asia, japan
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95%
Battles Without Honor and Humanity (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the teeming black markets of postwar Japan, Shozo Hirono and his buddies find themselves in a new war between factious and ambitious yakuza...
Style: captivating, suspenseful, stylized, exciting, serious ...
Plot: betrayal, prison, gang, crimes, going straight, chaos and mayhem, crime, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, gangsters, ambition, deadly ...
Time: 40s, 20th century
Place: japan, tokyo, asia, hiroshima japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
The Woman Sharper (1963)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: Japan
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Handsome young Katsuta tries to follow the yakuza code, but even his boss doesn't believe in it. Diamond Fuyu is less ethical, and allows the idiotic Tetsu to trick a schoolgirl he fancies, Hanako, into a type of bonded prostitution. Because of ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, realistic, offbeat, serious
Plot: gambling, yakuza, criminal heroes, rivalry, femme fatale, gang, danger, mysterious character, gangsters, deadly, dishonesty, crimes ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Story of a Wild Elder Sister: Widespread Lynch Law (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Ocho is accidentally captured by a drug trafficking cartel who use Chinese women to smuggle drugs into Japan by hiding it in their vaginas. She is tortured, and manages to escape, fighting both the male yakuzas and a gang of female thieves.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gambling, yakuza, gangsters, crime, criminal heroes, vengeance, gory, dishonesty, deadly, chases and races, crimes ...
Time: 70s
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Street Mobster (1972)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: Japan
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The Japanese yakuza films certainly have a well-earned reputation of being violent and chaotic. Some are more frenetic than others and Street Mobster is unbelievable high on savagery and energy. It dawned the re-birth of the genre, telling the story ...
Style: realistic, stylized, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, rape, prison, murder, yakuza, gangsters, criminal heroes, crimes, crime, gory, anti heroes, survival ...
Time: 70s
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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The Five (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Crime
Country: Japan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Five men plot to steal a large sum of money from the local yakuza, but everything does not go as planned and the men find themselves hunted down by contract killers
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, gang, murder, gangsters, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, heist, rivalry, crime gone awry, disorder, fighting the system ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Beyond Outrage (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 112 min.
Story: As the police launch a full-scale crackdown on organized crime, it ignites a national yakuza struggle between the Sanno of the East and Hanabishi of the West. What started as an internal strife in Outrage has now become a nationwide war in Outrage ...
Style: tense, rough, serious, realistic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: yakuza, criminal heroes, gangsters, criminal's revenge, gang war, deadly, law enforcement, rivalry, danger, crime, elimination, power struggle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Swallowtail Butterfly (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 148 min.
Story: Swallowtail Butterfly takes place in an alternate Japan, in a ghetto where immigrants from all over the world have come to live and make their fortune. The city is called Yentown, and it is much like Tokyo. Sixteen-year-old Ageha (Ito), a young girl ...
Style: gloomy, realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: prostitute, gangsters, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, crime, destiny, crimes, immigrants, society, crime gone awry, urban ghetto, forgery ...
Time: 90s
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Hit Man (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Bernie Casey portrays Tyrone and Pamela Grier plays a sultry skin-flick star in this first Americanized remake of the iconic Michael Caine action film Get Carter. From Watts to the West Side, from porno parlors to a high-rise, from motel dives to a ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: deadly, murder, vengeance, lone wolves, criminal's revenge, crimes, gangsters, criminal heroes, crime, hitman, rivalry, tough heroes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 3.9
 516
The Gunrunner (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: 1926. The Chinese Civil War. Drifter Ted Beaubien is captured and forced to witness his girlfriend's execution. He finally escapes and vows to avenge her death by taking on a deadly mission to buy guns abroad and smuggle them back. Arriving in ...
Style: realistic, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, intrigue, dangerous attraction, crime, arms dealing, criminal heroes, crimes, gangsters, femme fatale, dishonesty, couples, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s
Place: canada, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Last Tycoon (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Set in Shanghais Gangster era of the early 1900s, THE LAST TYCOON tells the tale of CHENG (Chow Yun-Fat), a young man who is set up by the chief of police (Sammo Hung) and must leave the life he knows and QIU (Monica Mok), the woman he loves, to ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, gang, betrayal, dishonesty, gangsters, crime, criminal heroes, crimes, mafia, gangster
Time: 30s, 20s, 20th century
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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The Upper Hand (1966)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In Paris, a gold smuggler is at war with other local gangsters who want piece of the action. Then the mob shows up and makes things worse. And an undercover US Treasury Department agent is trying to infiltrate the smuggle business.
Style: rough, serious, exciting, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hidden identity, danger, gangsters, heroes, special agents, chases and races, crimes, criminal heroes, crime, unemployment, journalism, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: europe, cuba, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Witness to the Mob (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Sammy 'The Bull' Gravano was mafiosi. He started out as a soldier, but his talent for murder, including the slayings of his best friends, his wife's brother and his own boss, Paul Castellano, saw him rise to under-boss in the Gambino ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, courtroom drama, gang, life is a bitch, legal, police corruption, leadership, law enforcement, deadly, dishonesty, rivalry, society ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, stylized, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: girls with guns, femme fatale, rape and revenge, murder, gang, chase, rivalry, gangsters, destiny, hitman, danger, urban ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Breaking Point (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The Mafia tries to take revenge against a man who testified against them in court.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, mafia, vigilante, criminal heroes, witnessing a crime, gangsters, prison, rebellion, gang, on the run, vengeance, legal ...
Time: 70s
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Crazy Joe (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The rise and fall of a Mafia gangster, based on the life of murdered New York gangster "Crazy" Joey Gallo.
Style: realistic, rough, bleak, serious, captivating ...
Plot: prison, gang, gangsters, crime, crimes, criminal heroes, psychopath, deadly, godparent, restaurant, murder, heist ...
Time: 70s
Place: italy, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 453
West 32nd (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: South Korea, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When John Kim, an ambitious young lawyer, takes on a pro bono case to exonerate a fourteen-year-old boy from a first degree murder charge, he finds a world he never knew existed in the underbelly of Manhattan - the Korean underworld.
Style: stylized, tense, captivating, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: ambition, korean american, lawyer, blind ambition, crime, tough heroes, gangsters, hotshot lawyer, crimes, society, fish out of water, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Wild Rebels (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A stock car driver goes undercover as the wheel man for a motorcycle gang.
Style: rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bank robbery, motorcycle gang, rivalry, tough heroes, law enforcement, fighting crime, dishonesty, deadly, society, chases and races, crime, car chase ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Graveyard of Honor (1975)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: Japan
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A look at the life of renegade yakuza, Rikio Ishikawa, particularly the years from 1946 to 1950 when his violent antics get him in trouble with his own clan, Kawada, and then with the clan of his protector, Kozaburo Imai. In these years, he can rely ...
Style: gloomy, realistic, suspenseful, stylized, bleak ...
Plot: prison, yakuza, criminal's revenge, crimes, life is a bitch, gangsters, down on your luck, crime, lone wolves, criminal heroes, vengeance, rivalry ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Violent Four (1968)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A detective is assigned to head a manhunt for four violent bank robbers.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: car chase, chases and races, criminal heroes, crimes, crime, criminal's revenge, gangsters, chase, rivalry, manhunt, gang, law enforcement ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: italy, milan italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Professor (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 171 min.
Story: Vaguely inspired to the real story of boss of the Camorra's bosses Raffaele Cutolo, this is the story of the criminal career of "Il professore" (the professor). He is in prison, and by there he is able to build, step by step, an ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, murder, crimes, crime, gangsters, heroes, criminal heroes, confined, law enforcement, deadly, prison life, prison ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, italy, napoli italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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The Gang (1977)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In 1945, as World War Two comes to a close, five small time crooks unite to form a gang. After several bold robberies they become notorious as "the front-wheel drive gang". The police attempt to stop their crime spree with little success, ...
Style: realistic, sincere, tense, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, criminal heroes, chase, law enforcement, dishonesty, police investigation, heist, chases and races, crime, gang, crimes, marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Mobsters (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The story of a group of friends in turn of the century New York, from their early days as street hoods to their rise in the world of organized crime...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friendship, betrayal, murder, gangsters, crime, vengeance, criminal heroes, tough heroes, dishonesty, blind ambition, organized crime, attempted murder ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, las vegas, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Witness Protection (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Would you be willing to walk away from everyone and everything you've ever known in exchange for your safety? This is the question facing career criminal Bobby "Bats" Batton (Tom Sizemore); on the outs with the mob and facing ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, crime, couple relations, mystery, gangsters, samurai, dishonesty, deadly, ghost, murder, criminal heroes, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: seattle, boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Gang War in Milan (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A Milan pimp faces off against a ruthless and greedy French gangster whom wants to unite organized crime in Italy.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: murder, crime, gangsters, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, urban, dishonesty, deadly, betrayal, crimes, rivalry, gang war ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Borsalino (1970)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 125 min.
Story: In 1930 Marseilles two small-time crooks join forces when they meet brawling over a woman. Starting with fixed horse races and fights, they start to find themselves doing jobs for the local gangster bosses. When they decide to go into the business ...
Style: semi serious, suspenseful, stylized, exciting, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friendship, gangsters, crime, tough heroes, criminal heroes, uninhibited rivalry, ex convict, partners, rivalry, friends, crimes, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: europe, france, marseille provence, southern france, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.3
 823
The Fighter (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Jacques Darnay has served 8 years for robbing a jeweller. Now he is out of prison and looking for his loot worth 6 million francs.
Style: realistic, tense, stylized, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, gangsters, crime and punishment, criminal heroes, chase, rivalry, coldhearted, dishonesty, law enforcement, deadly, criminal's revenge, chases and races ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Bandits Can't Rule the World (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The series tells the life of Hizir Cakirbeyli. It has entered the realm of the mafia at a young age.
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, tough heroes, deadly, crimes, criminal heroes, uninhibited rivalry, police investigation, society, drug dealing, gang, blood, rage ...
Time: 20s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Blood Ties (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 240 min.
Story: An innocent American engineer is blackmailed by gangsters into a plot to assassinate his cousin, who is a judge in Sicily fighting the Mafia.
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful
Plot: kidnapping, murder, crime, crimes, rescue, gangsters, deadly, danger, drugs, gangster, hitman, mafia
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: sicily, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: realistic, serious, rough, tense, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, gang, rise and fall, gangsters, criminal heroes, unfulfillment, crimes, crime, dishonesty, deadly, rivalry, vengeance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%