Movies like Violence at Noon

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Violence at Noon (1966)
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Violence at Noon (1966)
Original name: 白昼の通り魔
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Hakuchu no Torima" is the portrayal of a violent rapist as seen through the recollections of his wife and one of his victims. As the film starts, Eisuke (Kei Sato) encounters Shino (Saeda Kawaguchi), who works as a maid in a house. She is a former coworker from a failed collective farm, whose life he once saved -- only to rape her. Soon, Eisuke's criminal pattern of rapes and murders emerges as he goes on assaulting women (Shino being the witness of one of them, as Eisuke tries to violate her employer). When cooperating with the police on making a description of the rapist, Shino withholds her crucial knowledge of his identity. She prefers writing letters to Eisuke's dutiful wife, Matsuko, a schoolteacher (Akiko Koyama -- Mrs Oshima), in order to expose his true nature and perhaps induce her into turning Eisuke over to the police.
Style: psychological, rough, bleak, serious, realistic, disturbing
Plot: sexual abuse, rapist, crimes, investigation, psychopath, couple relations, crime, life is a bitch, violence spree, murder, danger, society, criminal heroes, countryside, master and servant, beast, prostitute, teacher, police, con artists, motorcycle, flood, struggle, suicide, male female relationship ...
Time: 60s
Place: japan, tokyo

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Most similar movies to Violence at Noon

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, rough and disturbing films with plots about crimes, life is a bitch, crime, murder, society, deadly and female nudity mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Violence at Noon: The Free Will (2006), Vengeance is Mine (1979), The Deathmaker (1995), The Child I Never Was (2002), Stoic (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Free Will (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 163 min.
Story: After nine years in psychiatric detention Theo, who has brutally assaulted and raped three women, is released. Living in a supervised community, he connects well with his social worker Sascha, finds a job at a print shop and even a girlfriend, ...
Style: psychological, rough, sincere, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: sexual abuse, rapist, fall in love, rape, mental illness, crimes, sexual relations, life is a bitch, love and romance, hopes, couples, sex maniac ...
Time: contemporary
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Japanese Summer: Double Suicide (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A sex-obsessed young woman, a suicidal young man she meets on the street, a gun-crazy wannabe gangster—these are just three of the irrational, oddball anarchists trapped in an underground hideaway in Oshima’s devilish, absurdist portrait of what ...
Style: psychological, stylized, atmospheric, offbeat, serious ...
Plot: killing spree, gangsters, crime, crimes, sexual content, hitman, obsession, violence spree, isolation, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence, sex addict ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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Vengeance is Mine (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A thief, a murderer, and a charming lady-killer, Iwao Enokizu (Ken Ogata) is on the run from the police. Director Shohei Imamura turns this fact-based story—about the seventy-eight-day killing spree of a remorseless man from a devoutly Catholic ...
Style: disturbing, tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, sex, on the run, crimes, crime, parents and children, violence spree, deadly, prostitute, father son relationship, violence, sex scene ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: japan, asia
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The Deathmaker (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Fritz Haarmann, who has killed at least 27 boys, is questioned by a psychology professor in order to find out whether he is sane and can be held responsible for his crimes. During this interrogation Haarmann reveals his motives and his killing ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, mind game, investigation, serial killer, psychopath, serial child killer, deadly, obsession, society, courtroom drama, mental institution, confined ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
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The Child I Never Was (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A serial killer dispassionately discusses the nuts and bolts of his grisly avocation, as well as the youthful traumas which helped to mold him into a psychopath, in this disturbing independent drama from Germany, based on the true story of of ...
Style: serious, psychological, disturbing, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: pedophile, murder, psychopath, sexual obsession, sexual abuse, child abuse, teenage life, youth, life is a bitch, investigation, juvenile delinquency, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1966, year 1962, year 1976
Place: germany, europe
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Stoic (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A heated game of poker causes three men incarcerated for nonviolent offenses to brutalize their cellmate before taking drastic measures in order to cover up their crime.
Style: disturbing, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: prison life, sexual abuse, confined, criminal heroes, rebellion, life is a bitch, society, buddies, deadly, crimes, crime gone awry, gory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Boy (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A family of four lives off of scams in which they pretend to be injured by automobiles. After suffering an injury during the war, the father believes he is an invalid. He and his wife have a 10-year-old boy and a 3-year-old girl. The adults pretend ...
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, gloomy, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dysfunctional family, child abuse, cons and scams, life is a bitch, society, dishonesty, coming of age, youth, family life, social decay, innocence lost, kids in trouble ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: japan, hokkaido
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A Children's Story (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The story focuses on the life of an 11-year old boy surrounded by criminality and poverty in the suburbs of Naples.
Style: disturbing, rough, bleak, serious, realistic
Plot: street kid, youth, juvenile delinquency, friends, danger, society, life is a bitch, social worker, urban ghetto life, social decay, teaching the ways of the world, street life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, italy, naples italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Blind Shaft (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: China, Germany, Hong Kong
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Two Chinese miners, who make money by killing fellow miners and then extorting money from the mine owner to keep quiet about the "accident", happen upon their latest victim. But one of them begins to have second thoughts.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, psychological, tense, serious
Plot: miner, murder, crimes, deadly, hidden identity, dishonesty, investigation, teenage life, rich and poor, cons and scams, prostitute, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Weapons (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Weapons presents a series of brutal, seemingly random youth-related killings over the course of a weekend in a typical small town in America, and tragically reveals how they are all interrelated.
Style: suspenseful, serious, disturbing, rough, bleak ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, criminal heroes, youth, vengeance, working class, life is a bitch, deadly, society, small town, homecoming, murder, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Born Killers (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: iggy Banks tells the story of two charming and brilliant brothers who finance their lifestyle by robbing and murdering pretty much anyone foolish enough to get in the car with them. They learn the business from their sociopath father (Tom Sizemore) ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, crimes, parents and children, introspection, gory, psychopath, criminal heroes, deadly, danger, violence, brother brother relationship ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Blind Mountain (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: China
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Blind Mountain follows a young woman, Bai Xuemei, in the early 1990s who recently graduated from college and attempts to find work to help pay for her brother's education. In the process, she is drugged, kidnapped and sold as a bride to a ...
Style: disturbing, serious, thought provoking, bleak, sexual ...
Plot: kidnapping, village, woman in danger, life is a bitch, confined, social relations, isolation, sexual abuse, injustice, slavery, dishonesty, escape ...
Time: 90s
Place: china, asia
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Pleasures of the Flesh (1965)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A corrupt businessman blackmails the lovelorn reprobate Atsushi into watching over his suitcase full of embezzled cash while he serves a jail sentence. Rather than wait for the man to retrieve his money, however, Atsushi decides to spend it all in ...
Style: serious, tense, captivating, suspenseful, sexy ...
Plot: prison, murder, obsession, criminal heroes, betrayal, dishonesty, embezzlement, political corruption, materialism, jail, wedding, prostitute ...
Time: 60s
Place: japan
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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: suspenseful, rough, atmospheric, gloomy, tense ...
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Time: 90s
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Jesse Stone: Death in Paradise (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Small-time police chief and struggling alcoholic Jesse Stone looks into the murder of a teen-age girl whose body is found floating in a local lake. The case brings the former LAPD cop up against the Boston mob and into the affluent world of a ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, tense, rough, suspenseful ...
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Time: contemporary
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Sway (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A murder investigation reveals a deep-rooted sibling rivalry in director Miwa Nishikawa's brooding family drama. On the one-year anniversary of his mother's death, Tokyo art and fashion photographer Takeru (Joe Odagiri) returns to his ...
Style: realistic, psychological, atmospheric, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: murder, family relations, anniversary, couples, reunion, brother brother relationship, love triangle, lawyer, witness, bridge, homecoming, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Child of God (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A dispossessed, violent man's life is a disastrous attempt to exist outside the social order. Successively deprived of parents and homes and with few other ties, Ballard descends to the level of a cave dweller as he falls deeper into crime and ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, psychological, rough, atmospheric ...
Plot: downfall, psychopath, necrophilia, serial killer, social decay, dehumanization, social misfits, misfit, life is a bitch, crimes, society, deadly ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: tennessee, usa, southern usa
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The Rape of Richard Beck (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The tables turn for cynical police officer Richard Beck (Richard Crenna) when he's viciously attacked by two homicidal crooks. Having never been empathetic toward the victims he's dealt with on a daily basis, Beck must now confront the ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Plot: rape, law enforcement, criminal heroes, crimes, crime, life is a bitch, vengeance, deadly, rivalry, murder, danger, legal ...
Time: 80s
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Purge (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Finland, Estonia
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Allide experienced The Great Terror under Stalin’s regime, and decades after her hometown people were deported to Siberia, she lives alone in an isolated house. One night, she finds a young woman in her yard – Zara has just escaped from the ...
Style: realistic, psychological, rough, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: love triangle, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, society, political unrest, redemption, destiny, exploitation, post war, exploit, danger, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 50s, 1990s, 1940s ...
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Life Is Hot in Cracktown (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Various stories of how crack cocaine has infiltrated the inner-city streets. Based on Buddy Giovinazzo's novel "Life is Hot in Cracktown".
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: youth gang, nightshift, drug dealing, drug abuse, addiction, juvenile delinquency, crimes, gang, criminal heroes, youth, down on your luck, city life ...
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The Bridge to Nowhere (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A group of 20-something blue-collar workers in Pittsburgh cook up a scheme to make extra money that involves prostitution. Their business takes off, then gets way out of hand.
Style: rough, serious, suspense, bleak, realistic
Plot: prostitute, crimes, crime, underground, working class, friendship, society, rise and fall, illegal prostitution, danger, escapades, life is a bitch ...
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Sex Traffic (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 189 min.
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Story: Boston based Kernwell Industries is an American defense contractor. One of those contracts is to deploy 3,000 peacekeepers to the International Peacekeeping Coalition's work in the Balkans. Because of the near epidemic problem of sex ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, thought provoking, realistic, serious ...
Plot: sex trafficking, prostitute, sexual abuse, human trafficking, pimp, woman in danger, crimes, life is a bitch, society, stripper, whistleblower, rich and poor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: former yugoslavia, europe, england, eastern europe
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Resurrection Man (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Belfast, in 1970s. Victor Kelly is a young protestant man who hates the Catholics so much that one night he begins to brutally murder them. A reporter soon tries to uncover the murder and obtained prestige for himself, while Victor sinks deeper into ...
Style: disturbing, serious, bleak, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, psychopath, journalism, master criminal, investigation, uncover truth, brutality, protestant, journalist, violent, dark hero ...
Time: 70s
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Suspicious River (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A young married woman (Parker) sells her body, not just for money, to guests at the motel where she works as a receptionist.
Style: psychological, rough, disturbing, erotic, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, sexual abuse, infidelity, survival, dangerous attraction, destructive relationship, haunted by the past, family problems, life is a bitch, danger, small town, strong sexual content ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, vancouver british columbia canada, vancouver
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Scared Silent (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: When the newlywed wife of a Minnesota police chief accuses a new officer on his force of raping her several years earlier, it sets the stage for a tense confrontation in this riveting story. Penelope Ann Miller and Reed Diamond star as Kathy and ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense
Plot: rape, injustice, sexual abuse, law enforcement, crimes, society, life is a bitch, strong female presence, violence against women, husband wife relationship, justice, police corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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The Boys (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Brett Sprague is a violent and psychopathic man, who is released on parole after serving a sentence for assault. As he returns to his family house and we watch him and his brothers, Stevie and Glenn, for the next 24 hours, it becomes clear this day ...
Style: disturbing, tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: psychopath, prison sex, murder, prison, australian, family relations, dysfunctional family, redemption, crime, crimes, family life, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, california, tokyo, sydney australia
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Villa Captive (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 79 min.
Story: A young actress seeking a life away from adult movies moves to Florida insearch of a new identity. Her newfound peace is shattered when local thugsrecognize her.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: murder, sexual abuse, rape, danger, vengeance, woman in danger, life is a bitch, crimes, deadly, violence spree, nudity (full frontal - brief), sexual assault ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida, miami
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The State Counsellor (2005)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: Russia
Duration: 191 min.
Story: Third film based on Boris Akunin's "Priklucheniya Erasta Petrovicha Fandorina" series of novels. On a train from St. Petersburg to Moscow general Khrapov was killed and no one else but Erast Petrovich is under suspicion because the ...
Style: exciting, stylized, suspenseful, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: investigation, whodunit, terrorism, crime, crimes, russian empire, murder, train, danger, political intrigue, romancing a criminal, deadly ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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God's Pocket (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A boozy lowlife tries to bury the truth about his crazy stepson's suspicious death, but a nosy newspaper columnist and the young man's mother complicate matters.
Style: psychological, tense, captivating, rough, gloomy ...
Plot: urban ghetto life, investigation, uncover truth, life turned upside down, society, life is a bitch, crimes, down on your luck, working class, death, suspicion, urban ghetto ...
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The Lost (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A charismatic psycho suspected of killing two innocent campers in a cold-blooded double homicide grows increasingly unstable as his suburban empire starts to crack at the foundations.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: investigation, murder, psychopath, violence, police investigation, serial killer, drug use, deadly, youth, rivalry, slasher, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
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