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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: gangsters, gang, yakuza, crimes, heroes, conspiracy, crime, graphic violence, murder, society, dishonesty, criminal heroes, deadly, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, tough heroes, samurai, death, pardon, tradition, gangster, release from prison
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: japan, asia

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Most similar movies to The Wolves

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and rough films with plots about gangsters, crimes, crime, rivalry, criminal heroes, gang and deadly mostly in Crime, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like The Wolves: The Woman Sharper (1963), Like a Dragon (2007), Street Mobster (1972), The Gunrunner (1989), The Five (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: realistic, rough, serious, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: betrayal, prison, gang, going straight, crime, crimes, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, prison life, chaos and mayhem, gangsters, rivalry ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, hiroshima japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: serious, offbeat, realistic, suspenseful, stylized
Plot: gambling, gangsters, yakuza, graphic violence, dishonesty, deadly, gang, femme fatale, danger, rivalry, crimes, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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, suspenseful, serious, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, martial arts, yakuza, gang, gangsters, crimes, heroes, chases and races, criminal's revenge, crime, criminal heroes, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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: exciting, tense, captivating, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: yakuza, crimes, gang, danger, vengeance, gangsters, hitman, track down, bank, rivalry, heist, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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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, rough, serious, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, anti heroes, gangsters, anti hero, yakuza, rape, murder, prison, misfit, vengeance, crimes, criminal heroes ...
Time: 70s
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 3.9
 542
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: gangsters, couples, dishonesty, arms dealing, crimes, crime, dangerous attraction, criminal heroes, deadly, rivalry, graphic violence, vengeance ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: canada, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.8
 2K
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, gangsters, murder, gang, on the run, vengeance, partners, fighting the system, disorder, law enforcement, rivalry, tough heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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, serious, rough, realistic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: yakuza, gangsters, gang war, criminal heroes, crime, crimes, law enforcement, deadly, danger, rivalry, elimination, power struggle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough
Plot: crime, criminal heroes, lone wolves, murder, tough heroes, rivalry, vengeance, deadly, profanity, graphic violence, gangsters, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, rough, serious, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: prostitute, forgery, gangsters, society, disorder, destiny, orphan, immigrants, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, crime, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: tokyo, asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 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: tense, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, gangsters, dishonesty, deadly, drugs/alcohol, rivalry, criminal heroes, crimes, crime, rise and fall, ambition, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, tough heroes, deadly, crimes, criminal heroes, gang, drug dealing, greed, violence, murder, betrayal, police investigation ...
Time: 20s, 1920s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.0
 8K
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, rough, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, friendship, betrayal, murder, crimes, crime, vengeance, criminal heroes, dishonesty, tough heroes, blind ambition, organized crime ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, las vegas, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: rise and fall, rivalry, gang, ambition, drug dealing, vengeance, criminal heroes, crimes, gangsters, betrayal, dishonesty, deadly ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: serious, suspenseful, tense, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, rivalry, mafia, crimes, betrayal, dishonesty, danger, love triangle, graphic violence, gang, criminal heroes, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1920s, 1930s, 20s ...
Place: china, asia, shanghai
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: serious, rough, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gang, courtroom drama, rivalry, ambition, murder, police corruption, legal, rebellion, undercover, idealism, police investigation ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.2
 424
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, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hidden identity, danger, rescue, gang, law enforcement, government agency, disorder, dishonesty, rivalry, undercover, journalism, unemployment ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: europe, cuba, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.8
 244
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, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, vigilante, mafia, rivalry, witnessing a crime, chases and races, crimes, crime, gangsters, blind ambition, criminal heroes, vigilantism ...
Time: 70s
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 6.3
 109
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, suspenseful, rough, serious
Plot: gangsters, kidnapping, murder, rescue, crimes, crime, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence, deadly, danger, hitman, gangster ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: sicily, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: realistic, serious, rough, cult film, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: motorcycle gang, bank robbery, working undercover, legends and myths, tough heroes, gang, criminal heroes, heroes, violence spree, crimes, gangsters, society ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Blood on the Streets (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Action
Country: France, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Marseille. Heaps of flowers and funeral wreaths... "A man who no longer defends his colors is no longer a man."
Style: realistic, exciting, bleak, cynical, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, neo noir, gory, dishonesty, deadly, criminal's revenge, violence spree, uninhibited rivalry, crimes, crime, loss of partner, criminal heroes ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman (1989)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 116 min.
Story: This 26th film installment of the Zatoichi series sees Shintaro Katsu return to this classic role after a 10 year hiatus. The blind masseur Ichi gets caught between rival Yakuza clans.
Style: exciting, tense, atmospheric, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, lone wolves, heroes, crime, escapades, rivalry, gang, crimes, adventure, gangsters, master warrior ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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One Eyed King (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Residents of Manhattan's Hell's Kitchen attempt to balance family and friendship against the harsh street life that unfolds around them
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: gangsters, gang, crimes, crime, irish american, gangster, irish mob
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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, stylized, suspenseful, exciting, rough ...
Plot: female assassin, femme fatale, girls with guns, rape and revenge, crime, heroes, master warrior, gangsters, track down, hitman, destiny, danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.0
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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: captivating, tense, atmospheric, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: gangsters, lawyer, ambition, crimes, mafia, fish out of water, murder, korean american, rivalry, danger, deadly, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, manhattan, new york city, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.2
 384
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, serious, rough, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: prison, gangsters, crimes, criminal heroes, restaurant, heist, store, crime, psychopath, deadly, godparent, murder ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.7
 541
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, rough, serious, tense, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, law enforcement, dishonesty, crime, crimes, chases and races, criminal heroes, chase, gang, police investigation, heist, siege ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.1
 611
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: serious, rough, tense, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: rivalry, family relations, dishonesty, murder, betrayal, parents and children, vengeance, drug dealing, deadly, prostitute, aging, urban ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.7
 3K
Capone (1975)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The story of the rise and fall of the infamous Chicago gangster Al Capone and the control he exhibited over the city during the prohibition years.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rise and fall, gangsters, police investigation, jail, gunfight, crimes, tough heroes, rivalry, gang, criminal heroes, murder, street shootout ...
Time: 20s, 1920s, 1930s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.0
 3K
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, crimes, tough heroes, uninhibited rivalry, criminal heroes, ex convict, buddies, partners, rivalry, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s
Place: europe, france, southern france, marseille provence, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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