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Graveyard of Honor (2002)
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Graveyard of Honor (2002)
Original name: 新・仁義の墓場
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A barkeeper saves a Yakuza boss' life and thus makes his way up in the organization. However, his fear of nothing soon causes problems.
Style: rough, serious, bleak, realistic
Plot: yakuza, life is a bitch, deadly, gangsters, crimes, drug abuse, gang, crime, addiction, criminal heroes, rivalry, criminal's revenge, violence, psychopath, attempted murder, murderer, strong violent content, lone wolves, down on your luck, sexual content, prison, rape, assassin, female nudity, stripper ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, rough and suspenseful films with plots about crimes, crime, rivalry, gangsters, criminal heroes, gang and criminal's revenge mostly in Crime, Action and Thriller genres. Some movies like Graveyard of Honor: Beyond Outrage (2012), Bloody Tie (2006), Outrage (2010), Shooters (2002), Sugarhouse (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: suspenseful, gloomy, realistic, rough, serious ...
Plot: gangsters, prison, yakuza, crime, life is a bitch, rivalry, drug abuse, vengeance, strong violent content, sexual content, addiction, down on your luck ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 50s, 40s
Place: asia, tokyo, japan
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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, realistic, rough, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: yakuza, gangsters, gang war, criminal heroes, crime, law enforcement, rivalry, deadly, danger, crimes, elimination, power struggle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
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Bloody Tie (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In this uncompromising vision of the gritty Korean underworld, a crystal meth dealer with a tragic past is forced to team up with a renegade cop to take down a powerful crime lord. Reminiscent of the Hong Kong action films of the 80’s but full of ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, exciting, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, snitch, undercover, criminal's revenge, dealer, drug abuse, law enforcement, drug dealing, deadly, criminal heroes, gangsters, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, busan, south korea
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56%
 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, violence, hanging, evidence, criminal heroes, crimes, deadly, gang, rivalry, danger, gang war ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Shooters (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Netherlands, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Gilly comes out of prison after serving a six year stretch and decides that he will now turn his life around and go straight. But when he returns to his South London home and visits his old colleague J, in hope of obtaining his share of the proceeds ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cons and scams, going straight, life is a bitch, gangsters, drug dealing, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes, addiction, law enforcement, drug abuse, dishonesty, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london
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Sugarhouse (2007)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Tom is a middle-class city boy whose life has reached breaking point. he thinks D - a young desperate drug addict can give him what he needs. But what D’s offering comes with more than just a price tag…. Tom is completely out of his depth when ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, suspense, realistic
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, london, england
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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, betrayal, gangsters, criminal's revenge, police investigation, vigilantism, vengeance, lone wolves, deadly, partners ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, japan
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42%
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, danger, gangsters, hitman, bank, track down, rivalry, heist, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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, serious, exciting, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 70s
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense
Audience: boys' night
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Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 4.4
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Rockaway (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Trane is a decorated war hero just shipped home to the States from Afghanistan after the brutal murder of his wife and child back in Rockaway, Queens. Upon his return, Trane encounters his old friend Dave, who describes the new forces of crime and ...
Style: rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious, tense
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Paris Lockdown (2007)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A Parisian criminal gang fall apart after challenges to the gang's leader lessen his influence.
Style: rough, bleak, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: gangsters, gang, criminal heroes, danger, master criminal, crime, crimes, drugs/alcohol, prison, criminal's revenge, nudity (full frontal - brief), rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Oxy-Morons (2010)
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Duration: 111 min.
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Style: rough, serious, realistic, bleak, suspense
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Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Killers (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
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Duration: 137 min.
Story: Mr. Nomura is an eerily handsome, sharply dressed, sociopathic serial killer who preys on the women of Tokyo. In Jakarta, a world-weary journalist named Bayu finds himself unexpectedly falling into vigilantism after brutally killing two sadistic ...
Style: tense, bleak, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
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37%
 5.6
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Blue Tiger (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Gena is a sweet and dedicated mother to her little son. One day, whilst shopping with him for a halloween mask, her son is accidently shot through the chest by a Japanese Gunman, trying to kill an opposing gang of bus operators. Gena notices that ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Action, Crime
Country: Japan
Duration: 92 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Crazy Six (1997)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
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Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
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The Crew (2008)
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Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
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Crows Zero (2007)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, surprise ending
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Return to a Better Tomorrow (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 103 min.
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Style: stylized, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
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27%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Get Carter (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
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Style: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
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Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, seattle, las vegas, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: dark humor, realistic, serious, rough, contemplative ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 90s
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%