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Moon Child (2003)
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Moon Child (2003)
Original name: ムーンチャイルド
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: MOON CHILD follows a group of childhood friends as they advance in a futuristic criminal underworld. Sho feels he is doomed to walk in his idol Kei's footsteps as a vampire with the gift of eternal life and the curse of blood thirst. Over time, their tight friendship becomes corrupted because of their rivalry and love for the same woman.
Style: stylized, serious, suspenseful, exciting, captivating, multicultural
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vampire, gangsters, crimes, supernatural, friendship, vengeance, gang, danger, deadly, violence, vampire human love, father daughter relationship, brother sister relationship, husband wife relationship, brother brother relationship, revenge, romantic rivalry, gays and lesbians, rivalry, love, prison, prison escape, new year, mafia, suicide ...
Time: future
Place: asia, japan, china

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Most similar movies to Moon Child

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, exciting and realistic films with plots about rivalry, crimes, danger, deadly, heroes, vengeance and gang mostly in Action, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Moon Child: 2009: Lost Memories (2002), Yakuza Weapon (2011), The Princess Blade (2001), Like a Dragon (2007), Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman (1989). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
2009: Lost Memories (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: South Korea, Japan
Duration: 136 min.
Story: There are breakpoints in the history, the result of a single event may change the whole course. In 1909, an assassination attempt of a Japanese governor fails. Now, in 2009, Korea is just another state of Japan's Empire & Seoul has become a ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, exciting, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: danger, crimes, friendship, assassination, state affairs, obsessive quest, future dystopia, political unrest, heroic mission, gays and lesbians, politics, deadly ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 2000s, year 2009
Place: korea, japan, asia
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Yakuza Weapon (2011)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 105 min.
Story: After four years overseas, Shozo returns to Japan to avenge his yakuza boss who was assassinated by his own treacherous top man, Kurawaki. The resulting battle leaves both men severely injured, and Shozo awakens in a mysterious medical facility to ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, captivating, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, danger, criminal's revenge, gangsters, crimes, rivalry, yakuza, nudity (full frontal - brief), violence, murder, gory, strong violent content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Princess Blade (2001)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Yuki is the last surviving royal of the House of Takemikazuchi or Takemikazuchi no Hime (たけみかずち の ひめ), who live in a futuristic post-apocalyptic isolationist world where they use their skills as former Mikado guards to become ...
Style: stylized, futuristic, serious, suspenseful, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: female warrior, martial arts, vengeance, leadership, adventure, heroic mission, rivalry, danger, deadly, escapades, crimes, future dystopia ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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, captivating, suspense, tense, realistic ...
Plot: yakuza, crimes, gang, vengeance, gangsters, danger, rivalry, bank, track down, hitman, heist, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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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: atmospheric, rough, suspenseful, stylized, exciting ...
Plot: samurai, swordsman, martial arts, master warrior, gangsters, good versus evil, escapades, gang, heroes, rivalry, adventure, crimes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
China Strike Force (2000)
Genre: Action
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A young Chinese Security Officer, Darren, is called for Team 808, which fights against the smuggling of drugs and corruption. Noriko, a Japanese Interpol officer, collaborates with Darren for the destruction of a large international drug cartel. At ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, revenge, murder, police investigation, gang, crimes, partners, partners against crime, gangsters, tough law enforcer, master criminal, secret agents ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, new york, usa, china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Brothers Five (1970)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The 5 Kao brothers, separated since childhood, are unaware that the master Teng Lung Manor, Lung Chen-feng has killed their father. All five, however, seek to defeat the vicious gangsters at the Manor.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, captivating, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, murder, revenge, crimes, vengeance, track down, reunion, siblings relations, uninhibited rivalry, escapades, master villain, gang ...
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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The Last Riders (1992)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When his family is murdered, Johnny gets revenge on his former biker gang, The Slaves, and the police who lied to the gang about Johnny selling them out to the authorities.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, law enforcement, dishonesty, crimes, gangsters, deadly, rivalry, vengeance, death of family, revenge, police, biker
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Guillotines (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: China, Haiti, Hong Kong
Duration: 112 min.
Story: During the Manchurian-ruled Qing Dynasty, Emperor Yong Zheng established a secret assassination squad known as the Guillotines to eliminate all who opposed him. Once heavily favored by the Emperor, the Guillotines are deemed expendable once Emperor ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, political unrest, danger, assassination, soldier, military, deadly, save the day, strong violent content, crimes, rivalry, state affairs ...
Time: 18th century
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
True Bloodthirst (2012)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Vampires and humans live in a future world where they co-exist – barely. Now, both groups find themselves under attack by a new species of super vampire. The surviving humans and vampires join forces to obliterate the vicious man-sized bat ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vampire, heroic mission, supernatural, rivalry, deadly, danger, track down, deadly creature, murder, escapades, heroes, reluctant partners ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Zatoichi's Flashing Sword (1964)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Blind masseur Zatoichi is nursed back to health by a young woman after he is shot by a gang member. Zatoichi, who had come to the village to repay a debt, now feels further indebted. He commits himself to use his amazing sword skills to help the ...
Style: stylized, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: samurai, gangsters, assassination attempt, crimes, rivalry, confined, danger, master warrior, deadly, escapades, one man army, adventure ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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The Alien Girl (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Russia, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: 1990s. Gangster Kiev. A team of four men is assigned to deliver a girl from Prague, nicknamed "The Stranger." As the sister of a recently arrested criminal called Babai, her testimony could damage some important people.
Style: serious, rough, exciting, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: brutality, crimes, criminal heroes, dishonesty, murder, love, betrayal, kidnapping, witnessing a crime, mafia, violence, danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: ukraine, russia, czech republic, europe, eastern europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Fatal Encounter (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 135 min.
Story: In 1777, one year since he had taken reign, King Jeong-jo bears a perilous palace life with his dedicated court servant, Gap-soo, amidst opposition and threats from those around with political ambitions. Meanwhile, Eul-soo, a member of a secret ...
Style: serious, exciting, captivating, suspenseful, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 18th century
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.2
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Crossfire (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Junko was born with a type of ESP called pyrokinesis which she can use to incinerate anyone and anything at will. Junko is secretly in love with Kazuki, a young man who works with her. His sister is killed and a boy named Masaki suspected but the ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, bleak
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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: rough, stylized, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The City of Violence (2006)
Genre: Action
Country: South Korea
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Tae-su, a detective fighting organized crime, returns to his hometown for his high school friend Wang-jae's funeral. There, he meets his old friends Pil-ho, Dong-hwan and Seok-hwan and they reminisce. Suspecting something fishy about ...
Style: stylized, rough, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, organized crime, martial arts, revenge, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, gang, danger, deadly, murder, homecoming, partners ...
Time: contemporary
Place: south korea, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.6
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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 ⇓
39%
Zatoichi: The Last (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan, France
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A blind master swordsman attempts to lead a quiet life with his wife but he is provoked back into battle.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, captivating, tense ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, homecoming, adventure, deadly, forced into action, village, blind man, save the day, murder, protector, massacre ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Fatal Conflict (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Czech Republic, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In a lawless futuristic society, a rebel must prevent a tandem of renegades from destroying Los Angeles. An ex-star pilot is forced to stop a mad criminal and his gang after they've hi-jacked a huge space freighter with the intent of crashing ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spacecraft, race against time, heroic mission, survival, psychopath, heroes, vengeance, confined, deadly, danger, crimes, escapades ...
Time: future, 90s, 2020s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Beyond Outrage (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 110 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, realistic, serious, rough, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: yakuza, gangsters, gang war, criminal heroes, law enforcement, crime, deadly, rivalry, crimes, danger, elimination, power struggle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Legend of the Wolf (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Wolf (Donnie Yen) is a war veteran who recounts the tale of his legendary youth to a young upstart killer (Edmond Leung). Flashback to a post-World War 2 time when the young Wolf (Yen) is wandering the Chinese countryside in search of his missing ...
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, hitman, martial arts, dishonesty, adventure, unfulfillment, crimes, criminal's revenge, undercover, gangsters, heroes, chases and races ...
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: suspenseful, serious, tense, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, rivalry, mafia, crimes, dishonesty, betrayal, chinese mafia, danger, love triangle, criminal heroes, gang, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 30s, 1930s, 1920s ...
Place: china, asia, shanghai
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Zatoichi and the Fugitives (1968)
Genre: Drama, Action, Adventure
Country: Japan
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Zatoichi runs afoul of some evil fugitives, working for a corrupt law official.
Style: suspenseful, stylized, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: katana, snake, master warrior, one man army, dishonesty, crimes, samurai, gangsters, vengeance, village, kidnapping, martial arts ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 4.7
 4K
Hardwired (2009)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After a tragic accident Luke Gibson is left with critical injuries and complete amnesia. A new technological breakthrough from the Hexx Corporation - a Psi-Comp Implant that's hardwired into Luke's brain - saves his life, but Luke soon ...
Style: futuristic, tense, serious, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: conspiracy, on the run, chases and races, mind control, amnesia, future dystopia, crimes, corporate crimes, deadly, danger, dishonesty, society ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 4.7
 3K
The Breed (2001)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Hungary, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Vampires have come out of the shadows and are living as normal citizens. Two policemen, one a vampire, are assigned to track down a serial killer who tears the throat of his victims and drains their blood.
Style: serious, suspense, enigmatic, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: vampire, vampire vs vampire, supernatural, police detective, danger, frame up, special agents, crimes, tough law enforcer, deadly, police, secret society ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.2
 388
Shatter (1974)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: UK, Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Shatter, an international contract killer, has been assigned to assassinate the President of a small African country and collect his fee from a bank in the Far East. On arrival in Hong Kong his life is threatened and when the bank denies all ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, hitman, assassination, master warrior, working undercover, siblings relations, battle zone, wrongfully committed, chases and races, heroes, vengeance, danger ...
Time: 70s
Place: hong kong, europe, england, china, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.2
 8K
The Yakuza (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Harry Kilmer returns to Japan after several years in order to rescue his friend George's kidnapped daughter - and ends up on the wrong side of the Yakuza, the notorious Japanese mafia...
Style: neo noir, tense, realistic, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: yakuza, kidnapping, gangsters, mafia, crime, crimes, friendship, culture clash, rescue, haunted by the past, rivalry, danger ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, post world war two, 80s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, kyoto japan, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
A Better Tomorrow (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: South Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, Thailand, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A Korean remake of the John Woo Classic. One brother is a criminal. One brother is a cop. Both will fight to the death.
Style: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, serious, neo noir
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, betrayal, family relations, siblings relations, family problems, vengeance, gang, danger, rivalry, criminal heroes, dishonesty, brother ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, north korea, south korea, thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Prisoner 701 Sasori (2008)
Genre: Action
Country: Japan, Hong Kong
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When a band of assassins invade the home of their target Hei Tai they find only his lovely, innocent, bride-to-be, Nami and force upon her a cruel dilemma: either she kills her fiancee’s sister or they kill her fiancee. Trapped, and unable to ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: women's prison, revenge, life turned upside down, life is a bitch, fugitives, rivalry, murder, martial arts, chases and races, criminal heroes, confined, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%