Movies like The Samura

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The Samura (1967)
 8.1
 48K
The Samura (1967)
Original name: Le Samouraï
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Hitman Jef Costello is a perfectionist who always carefully plans his murders and who never gets caught.
Style: neo noir, tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, bleak, serious, psychological, realistic, french noir, meditative ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: loner, hitman, gangsters, lone wolves, anti hero, police investigation, jazz, assassination, surveillance, betrayal, chase, crimes, crime, solitude, criminal heroes, dishonesty, law enforcement, mob boss, deadly, witnessing a crime, anti heroes, bird, pianist, police, professional killer ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: paris france, france, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and neo noir films with plots about crimes, crime, murder, police investigation, betrayal, dishonesty and violence mostly in Crime, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like The Samura: The Red Circle (1970), The Day of the Jackal (1973), The American Friend (1977), The Finger Man (1962), Flic Story (1975). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Germany, USA, Japan
Duration: 116 min.
Story: An African-American Mafia hit man who models himself after the samurai of old finds himself targeted for death by the mob.
Style: thought provoking, captivating, tense, offbeat, atmospheric ...
Plot: mafia, loneliness, racial slur, hitman, lone wolves, loner, gangsters, code, african american, samurai, friendship, honor ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, new york, japan, brooklyn new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 24K
The Red Circle (1970)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Master thief Corey is fresh out of prison. But instead of toeing the line of law-abiding freedom, he finds his steps leading back to the shadowy world of crime, crossing those of a notorious escapee and alcoholic ex-cop. As the unlikely trio plots a ...
Style: neo noir, tense, bleak, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: heist, gangsters, police investigation, sniper, nightclub, escape, pimp, police, prison, thief, crimes, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: paris france, france, europe, marseille provence, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Day of the Jackal (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, France
Duration: 143 min.
Story: An international assassin known as ‘The Jackal’ is employed by disgruntled French generals to kill President Charles de Gaulle, with a dedicated gendarme on the assassin's trail.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, twists and turns ...
Plot: terrorism, conspiracy, politics, hitman, assassination attempt, sniper rifle, assassination, serial killer, law enforcement, terrorist, police, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1963, 70s
Place: france, paris france, europe, big ben london, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The American Friend (1977)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: West Germany, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Tom Ripley, who deals in forged art, suggests a picture framer he knows would make a good hit man.
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, disturbing, serious, captivating ...
Plot: hitman, friendship, assassination, murder, forgery, gangsters, race against time, life is a bitch, couple relations, danger, crime, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976
Place: paris france, hamburg germany, west germany, new york, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.8
 10K
The Finger Man (1962)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A stone-faced Jean-Paul Belmondo stars as enigmatic gangster Silien, who may or may not be responsible for squealing on Faugel (Serge Reggiani), just released from the slammer and already involved in what should have been a simple heist. By the end ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, stylized, rough, realistic ...
Plot: betrayal, gangsters, heist, frame up, cons and scams, vengeance, crime, crimes, friendship, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes, crime gone awry ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.9
 2K
Flic Story (1975)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The film story depicts Emile Buisson, following the death of his wife and child, escaping from a psychiatric institution in 1947 and returning to Paris. Buisson, who three years later would become France's public enemy number one, begins a ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, neo noir, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, serial killer, gangsters, heist, murder, prison, robbery, mind game, track down, police investigation, investigation, law enforcement ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1947, 1950s, 50s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.3
 1K
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: stylized, rough, suspenseful, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, gangsters, chases and races, criminal's revenge, deadly, rivalry, crimes, dishonesty, criminal heroes, law enforcement, on the run, chase ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.2
 2K
Headshot (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Thailand, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A hitman named Tul is shot in the head during an assignment. When he wakes up from a two month coma Tul discovers that he literally sees everything upside down.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, vengeance, danger, disorder, deadly, crimes, dishonesty, secret movement, frame up, assassination, sexual content, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.1
 9K
A Cop (1972)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Commissaire Edouard Coleman is a Paris police chief whose life investigating violent crimes has left him despondent. After beginning an affair with a beautiful but cold woman named Cathy, he befriends her boyfriend, Simon, a local nightclub owner. ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, gloomy, atmospheric, neo noir ...
Plot: bank, gang, heist, friendship, gangsters, police inspector, criminal, double life, police, driver, bank robbery, chases and races ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.0
 8K
The Killers (1964)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A hit man and his partner try to find out why their latest victim, a former race-car driver, did not try to get away.
Style: neo noir, stylized, clever, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, betrayal, murder, corruption, femme fatale, robbery, crime, crimes, gangsters, heist, crime gone awry, criminal heroes ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles, miami, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.6
 18K
Ripley's Game (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Italy, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Tom Ripley - cool, urbane, wealthy, and murderous - lives in a villa in the Veneto with Luisa, his harpsichord-playing girlfriend. A former business associate from Berlin's underworld pays a call asking Ripley's help in killing a rival. ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: hitman, human nature, crimes, criminal heroes, dishonesty, cons and scams, danger, intrigue, mind game, greed, vengeance, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, milan italy, berlin germany, france, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Second Breath (1966)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 150 min.
Story: With his customary restraint and ruthless attention to detail, director Jean-Pierre Melville follows the parallel tracks of French underworld criminal Gu (the inimitable Lino Ventura), escaped from prison and roped into one last robbery, and the ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: one last job, betrayal, master criminal, gangsters, heist, prison, robbery, petty criminal, tough heroes, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, law enforcement ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: paris france, france, europe, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Farewell, Friend (1968)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After serving together in the French Foreign Legion, a mercenary and a doctor leave the service and go their separate ways. Later, they are reunited and become involved with a caper involving millions in a high-security safe. The two men become ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, french noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manipulation, storage unit, friendship, heist, chase, rivalry, soldier, femme fatale, friendship between men, male friendship, submissive woman, confined ...
Time: 60s
Place: france, europe, paris france, congo, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 8.4
 40K
High and Low (1963)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 143 min.
Story: An executive of a shoe company becomes a victim of extortion when his chauffeur's son is kidnapped and held for ransom.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: ransom, kidnapping, police, psychopath, mistaken identity, chauffeur, crimes, crime, missing person, rescue, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.3
 20K
Point Blank (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After being double-crossed and left for dead, a mysterious man named Walker single-mindedly tries to retrieve the rather inconsequential sum of money that was stolen from him.
Style: neo noir, surreal, suspenseful, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, vengeance, betrayal, gangsters, anti heroes, anti hero, left to die, crimes, crime, tough heroes, dishonesty, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, san francisco, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Someone Is Bleeding (1974)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: On a beach in Nice, François meets the mysterious Peggy and falls in love with her. Following her to a villa, he meets Marc, a lawyer who has a strange relationship with the girl. Marc tells François that Peggy is a drug addict: she kills men who ...
Style: neo noir, psychological, suspenseful, sexual, disturbing ...
Plot: murder, mentally unstable, femme fatale, police detective, dangerous attraction, fall in love, crime, crimes, life is a bitch, danger, law enforcement, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s
Place: france, nice france, south of france, riviera
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.3
 14K
Insomnia (1997)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Norway
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Detectives Jonas and Erik are called to the midnight sun country of northern Norway to investigate a recent homicide, but their plan to arrest the killer goes awry, and Jonas mistakenly shoots Erik. The suspect escapes, and a frightened Jonas pins ...
Style: tense, psychological, neo noir, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: police investigation, murder, insomnia, crimes, crime, police detective, mystery, loss of partner, dishonesty, deadly, murder mystery, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: norway, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Mulholland Falls (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In 1950s Los Angeles, a special crime squad of the LAPD investigates the murder of a young woman.
Style: tense, serious, neo noir, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police investigation, investigation, political corruption, police, crimes, mystery, partners against crime, dishonesty, fighting crime, tough law enforcer, law enforcement ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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 6.9
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Frantic (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Ford plays an American doctor whose wife suddenly vanishes in Paris. To find her, he navigates a puzzling web of language, locale, laissez-faire cops, triplicate-form filling bureaucrats and a defiant, mysterious waif who knows more than she tells.
Style: neo noir, tense, suspenseful, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: espionage, missing wife, kidnapping, woman in danger, missing person, jazz, rescue, hotel room, doctor, crimes, crime, couples ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.9
 9K
Harper (1966)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Harper is a cynical private eye in the best tradition of Bogart. He even has Bogie's Baby hiring him to find her missing husband, getting involved along the way with an assortment of unsavory characters and an illegal-alien smuggling ring.
Style: neo noir, cynical, suspenseful, enigmatic, psychological ...
Plot: private detective, murder, missing person, investigation, mystery, crime, crimes, uncover truth, dishonesty, ransom, twists & turns, cons and scams ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 70s
Place: los angeles, las vegas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Miller's Crossing (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Set in 1929, a political boss and his advisor have a parting of the ways when they both fall for the same woman.
Style: neo noir, atmospheric, stylized, tense, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, corruption, organized crime, mafia, betrayal, love triangle, mayor, blackmail, jewish, gang war, power struggle, boxing ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Memories of Murder (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 132 min.
Story: 1986 Gyunggi Province. The body of a young woman is found brutally raped and murdered. Two months later, a series of rapes and murders commences under similar circumstances. And in a country that had never known such crimes, the dark whispers about ...
Style: enigmatic, realistic, captivating, bleak, clever ...
Plot: rape, police investigation, unsolved crime, murder, serial killer, police, police detective, police officer, police brutality, crimes, investigation, suspicion ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1986, year 2003
Place: south korea, korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 8.2
 611K
Heat (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 170 min.
Story: Obsessive master thief, Neil McCauley leads a top-notch crew on various daring heists throughout Los Angeles while determined detective, Vincent Hanna pursues him without rest. Each man recognizes and respects the ability and the dedication of the ...
Style: neo noir, tense, suspenseful, atmospheric, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, master criminal, bank robbery, gunfight, robbery, police detective, crimes, group of criminals, thief, crime, one last job, chase ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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 5.7
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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: tense, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, chases and races, police investigation, crimes, criminal heroes, dishonesty, crime, chase, gang, heist, law enforcement, siege ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Long Good Friday (1980)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In the late 1970s, Cockney crime boss Harold Shand, a gangster trying to become a legitimate property mogul, has big plans to get the American Mafia to bankroll his transformation of a derelict area of London into the possible venue for a future ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, cynical, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ira, gangsters, danger, car bomb, crime, crimes, crime boss, rivalry, criminal's revenge, power, irish, the underworld ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: england, london, europe, tower bridge london, united kingdom ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.0
 32K
The Limey (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The Limey follows Wilson, a tough English ex-con who travels to Los Angeles to avenge his daughter's death. Upon arrival, Wilson goes to task battling Valentine and an army of L.A.'s toughest criminals, hoping to find clues and piece ...
Style: neo noir, non-linear, stylized, atmospheric, contemplative ...
Plot: investigation, gangsters, murder, hitman, daughter, drugs, motel room, suitcase, stakeout, ex convict, warehouse, record producer ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, london, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Three Men to Destroy (1980)
Genre: Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A man helps the victim of an auto accident, not realizing that the man has actually been shot. The men who shot him are now after the man who helped him, in order to eliminate him as a potential witness. Soon they are killing everyone he even comes ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), hitman, car chase, manhunt, chase, betrayal, police investigation, assassination, gangsters, contests and competitions, danger, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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 ⇓
22%
Road to Perdition (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Mike Sullivan works as a hit man for crime boss John Rooney. Sullivan views Rooney as a father figure, however after his son is witness to a killing, Mike Sullivan finds himself on the run in attempt to save the life of his son and at the same time ...
Style: harsh, bleak, tense, emotional, serious ...
Plot: gangsters, vengeance, criminal's revenge, mafia, hitman, bank robbery, manhunt, organized crime, murder, betrayal, criminal heroes, on the road ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.6
 92K
Blood Simple (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The owner of a seedy small-town Texas bar discovers that one of his employees is having an affair with his wife. A chaotic chain of misunderstandings, lies and mischief ensues after he devises a plot to have them murdered.
Style: neo noir, twists and turns, suspenseful, tense, cynical ...
Plot: extramarital affair, private detective, neo-noir, hitman, murder, crime gone awry, crime, crimes, dishonesty, deadly, adultery, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%