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Wasabi (2001)
 6.7
 33K
Wasabi (2001)
Original name: WASABI
Genre: Action, Drama, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, Japan
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Hubert is a French policeman with very sharp methods. After being forced to take 2 months off by his boss, who doesn't share his view on working methods, he goes back to Japan, where he used to work 19 years ago, to settle the probate of his girlfriend who left him shortly after marriage without a trace.
Style: humorous, semi serious, stylized, exciting, realistic, entertaining, funny, absurd, light, clever ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: inheritance, hitman, investigation, golf club, handcuffs, golf, culture clash, youth, shopping, birthday, police detective, love letter, police operation, fish out of water, disorder, parents and children, crimes, teenage life, misfit, father daughter relationship, french, family relations, chief, loud, secret service ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo, asia, paris france, france

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Most similar movies to Wasabi

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, entertaining, exciting and suspenseful films with plots about mentor, vengeance, fight scenes, chase, culture clash, catastrophe and dialogue mostly in Crime, Action and Thriller genres. Some movies like Wasabi: Taxi 2 (2000), Kiss of the Dragon (2001), Unleashed (2005), Colombiana (2011), Hollywood Homicide (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.5
 46K
Taxi 2 (2000)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A cabdriver and a cop race to Paris to rescue a love interest and the Japanese minister of defense from kidnappers.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, exciting, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: car chase, chase, kidnapping, rescue, gang, taxi driver, taxi, partners against crime, urban, police operation, special unit, police investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: france, seaport, europe, marseille, marseille provence ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Kiss of the Dragon (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Liu Jian, an elite Chinese police officer, comes to Paris to arrest a Chinese drug lord. When Jian is betrayed by a French officer and framed for murder, he must go into hiding and find new allies.
Style: serious, rough, exciting, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroin, prostitute, surveillance, french, government agency, police corruption, crimes, crime, dragon, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, arc de triomphe paris, paris france, hong kong ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.0
 92K
Unleashed (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Raised as a slave, Danny is used to fighting for his survival. In fact, his "master," Bart, thinks of him as a pet and goes as far as leashing him with a collar so they can make money in fight clubs, where Danny is the main contender. When ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, redemption, vengeance, pianist, child abuse, sadism, master warrior, serial killer, gangsters, haunted by the past, tough heroes, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, scotland, glasgow scotland, hong kong, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
 6.4
 85K
Colombiana (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Zoe Saldana plays a young woman who, after witnessing her parents’ murder as a child in Bogota, grows up to be a stone-cold assassin. She works for her uncle as a hitman by day, but her personal time is spent engaging in vigilante murders that she ...
Style: exciting, serious, stylized, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: female assassin, vigilantism, vengeance, latinos, hitman, innocence lost, obsessive quest, uncle, haunted by the past, crimes, danger, female killer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1992
Place: colombia, usa, chicago illinois, latin america, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
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Hollywood Homicide (2003)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Joe Gavilan (Harrison Ford) and his new partner K. C. Calden (Josh Hartnett), are detectives on the beat in Tinseltown. Neither one of them really wants to be a cop, Gavilan moonlights as a real estate broker, and Calden is an aspiring actor ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, funny ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: police investigation, murder, hip hop, hollywood, odd couple, partners against crime, hitman, reluctant partners, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
Beverly Hills Cop III (1994)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Back in sunny southern California and on the trail of two murderers, Axel Foley again teams up with LA cop Billy Rosewood. Soon, they discover that an amusement park is being used as a front for a massive counterfeiting ring – and it's run by ...
Style: buddy comedy, clever, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: car chase, gunfight, violence, investigation, police investigation, foot chase, security camera, roller coaster, dirty cop, secret service, undercover, rescue ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: beverly hills, los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
Beverly Hills Cop II (1987)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Detroit cop, Axel Foley heads for the land of sunshine and palm trees to find out who shot police Captain Andrew Bogomil. Thanks to a couple of old friends, Axel's investigation uncovers a series of robberies masterminded by a heartless weapons ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: police, gunfight, car chase, violence, strip club, explosion, oil field, arms smuggling, shooting range, armored car, undercover, buddy cop ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: beverly hills, los angeles, usa, detroit, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 5.8
 36K
Taxi 3 (2003)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A gang of thieves calling themselves the Santa Claus Gang are wreaking havoc, and the police can't keep up. Police Captain Gilbert is distracted by a Chinese reporter writing a story on his squad, and taxi driver Daniel is in the midst of a ...
Style: humorous, exciting, funny, entertaining, light ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: car chase, taxi driver, buddies, unlikely partners, friends, crime, incompetent police, disguise, boss and employee, gang, partners against crime, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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 5.9
 23K
The Rookie (1990)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Veteran cop Nick Pulovski is used to playing musical partners; many of the partners he's had in the past have died on the job, and often as a result of Nick's risky tactics. But the rookie who's been assigned to help Nick bust a ...
Style: semi serious, rough, exciting, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: chase, car chase, kidnapping, murder, vengeance, rescue, police investigation, ransom, buddies, crime, master criminal, odd couple ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 6.3
 99K
The Family (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The Manzoni family, a notorious mafia clan, is relocated to Normandy, France under the witness protection program, where fitting in soon becomes challenging as their old habits die hard.
Style: dark humor, cynical, absurd, satirical, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, parents and children, criminal heroes, fish out of water, hidden identity, starting over, family relations, family in danger, violence, notoriety, dishonor among criminals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 6.7
 29K
22 Bullets (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Charly Matteï has turned his back on his life as an outlaw. For the last three years, he's led a peaceful life devoting himself to his wife and two children. Then, one winter morning, he's left for dead in the parking garage in ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, shooting, revenge, violence, murder, left for dead, hospital, cemetery, crime, brutality, criminal heroes, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 6.6
 44K
Black Rain (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Two New York cops get involved in a gang war between members of the Yakuza, the Japanese Mafia. They arrest one of their killers and are ordered to escort him back to Japan. In Japan, however, he manages to escape. As they try to track him down, ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: neo noir, culture clash, yakuza, police investigation, crime, gang war, fish out of water, gang, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, track down, chases and races ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: japan, new york, asia, usa, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 5.5
 56K
Showtime (2002)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A spoof of buddy cop movies where two very different cops are forced to team up on a new reality based T.V. cop show.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, exciting, buddy comedy ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: chase, reality tv, tough guy, fish out of water, misfit partners, drugs/alcohol, verbal byplay, crime, odd couple, police operation, partners against crime, reluctant partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 6.9
 60K
48 Hrs. (1982)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A hard-nosed cop reluctantly teams up with a wise-cracking criminal temporarily paroled to him, in order to track down a killer.
Style: exciting, semi serious, realistic, humorous, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: tough cop, knife, convict, prison, police investigation, verbal byplay, fugitives, odd couple, partners against crime, reluctant partners, tough law enforcer, race against time ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 6.1
 57K
Red Heat (1988)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A tough Russian policeman is forced to partner up with a cocky Chicago police detective when he is sent to Chicago to apprehend a Georgian drug lord who killed his partner and fled the country.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: police, cold war, buddy cop, drug cartel, drug dealer, police brutality, culture clash, soviet, police investigation, verbal byplay, fugitives, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, twentieth century
Place: usa, russia, chicago illinois, ussr, soviet union ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 7.2
 14K
Police Story 2 (1988)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The Hong Kong super-cop must stop a group of blackmailing bombers at the same time that the villains of the first Police Story are out for revenge.
Style: semi serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, investigation, police investigation, vengeance, crime, criminal's revenge, fight, hoodlum, gang, master criminal, police station, partners against crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, asia, california, usa, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Another 48 Hrs. (1990)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: For the past four years, San Francisco cop Jack Cates has been after an unidentified drug kingpin who calls himself the "Ice Man". Jack finds a picture that proves that the Ice Man has put a price on the head of Reggie Hammond, who is ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: prison, motorcycle, gas station, drug dealer, tough cop, police investigation, mexican standoff, bar fight, verbal byplay, master criminal, convict, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: san francisco, california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 7.0
 69K
Taxi (1998)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In Marseilles (France), skilled pizza delivery boy Daniel who drives a scooter finally has his dreams come true. He gets a taxi license. Caught by the police for a huge speed infraction, he will help Emilien, a loser inspector who can't drive, ...
Style: humorous, exciting, entertaining, light, not serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: car chase, taxi driver, bank robbery, french, police investigation, crime, chases and races, taxi, friends, heist, odd couple, partners against crime ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: france, marseille, seaport, europe, marseille provence
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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Leon: The Professional (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Leon, the top hit man in New York, has earned a rep as an effective "cleaner". But when his next-door neighbors are wiped out by a loose-cannon DEA agent, he becomes the unwilling custodian of 12-year-old Mathilda. Before long, ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, bleak, touching ...
Plot: hitman, sniper, friendship, neighbor, mentor, partners, loneliness, loner, killings, young heroes, lone wolves, mafia ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Japan
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In order to avoid a jail sentence, Sean Boswell heads to Tokyo to live with his military father. In a low-rent section of the city, Shaun gets caught up in the underground world of drift racing
Style: serious, stylized, realistic, exciting, ridiculous ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: car chase, car race, mechanic, high school, car, chases and races, rock, friends, heroes, rivalry, youth, fish out of water ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 6.2
 79K
3 Days to Kill (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France, Serbia
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A dangerous international spy is determined to give up his high stakes life to finally build a closer relationship with his estranged wife and daughter. But first, he must complete one last mission - even if it means juggling the two toughest ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: special agents, hitman, secret service, parents and children, danger, terminal illness, family relations, race against time, cia agent, chases and races, undercover, one last job ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, paris france, langley virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 7.0
 212K
Rush Hour (1998)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When Hong Kong Inspector Lee is summoned to Los Angeles to investigate a kidnapping, the FBI doesn't want any outside help and assigns cocky LAPD Detective James Carter to distract Lee from the case. Not content to watch the action from the ...
Style: humorous, exciting, buddy comedy, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: reluctant partners, martial arts, two man army, chase, odd couple, police investigation, partners against crime, fish out of water, verbal byplay, kidnapping, ransom, fbi ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, los angeles, hong kong, california, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
District 13: Ultimatum (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Damien and Leito return to District 13 on a mission to bring peace to the troubled sector that is controlled by five different gang bosses, before the city's secret services take drastic measures to solve the problem.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, martial arts, prison escape, corruption, parkour, drug dealing, hand to hand combat, evidence, prison, violence, crime, on the run ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: europe, france, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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 6.8
 12K
Point Blank (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Samuel Pierret is a nurse who saves the wrong guy – a thief whose henchmen take Samuel's pregnant wife hostage to force him to spring their boss from the hospital. A race through the subways and streets of Paris ensues, and the body count ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, hospital, kidnapping, on the run, race against time, danger, life turned upside down, chases and races, unlikely partners, woman in danger, confined, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, paris france, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 6.2
 136K
Rush Hour 3 (2007)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After an attempted assassination on Ambassador Han, Inspector Lee and Detective Carter are back in action as they head to Paris to protect a French woman with knowledge of the Triads' secret leaders. Lee also holds secret meetings with a United ...
Style: humorous, exciting, not serious, realistic, inter cultural ...
Audience: teens
Plot: martial arts, ambassador, police investigation, french, african american, verbal byplay, buddies, odd couple, partners against crime, friends, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: france, paris france, europe, hong kong, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Showdown in Little Tokyo (1991)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: An American with a Japanese upbringing, Chris Kenner is a police officer assigned to the Little Tokyo section of Los Angeles. Kenner is partnered with Johnny Murata, a Japanese-American who isn't in touch with his roots. Despite their ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, yakuza, samurai sword, samurai, rescue, vengeance, gang, crime, partners against crime, culture clash, tough law enforcer, gangsters ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: los angeles, tokyo, asia, usa, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Fulltime Killer (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Professional assassin O has resided in an isolated world of killing and loneliness. But his life begins to change once he meets the innocent Chin; hired to clean O's apartment. However, soon the flamboyent and reckless Tok enters Chin's ...
Style: stylized, tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, police, danger, rivalry, crime, police detective, crimes, falling in love, agent, competition, housekeeper, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hong kong, asia, japan, malaysia, korea ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 4.5
 37K
Taxi (2004)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A mouthy and feisty taxicab driver has hot tips for a green and inept cop set on solving a string of New York City bank robberies committed by a quartet of female Brazilian bank robbers.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, semi serious, remake of french film ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: car chase, taxi driver, police investigation, chase, urban, buddies, bank robber, crime, odd couple, bank, partners against crime, heist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, grand central station manhattan new york city, new jersey, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 7.6
 23K
Police Story (1985)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A virtuous Hong Kong police officer must clear his name after he is framed for murder.
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, chase, car chase, murder, chases and races, police chase, fistfight, sword fight, rivalry, crime, shopping mall, drug lord ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.6
 199K
Bad Boys II (2003)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: Out-of-control, trash-talking buddy cops Marcus Burnett and Mike Lowrey of the Miami Narcotics Task Force reunite, and bullets fly, cars crash and laughs explode as they pursue a whacked-out drug lord from the streets of Miami to the barrios of ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, realistic, humorous, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: drug lord, car chase, violence, mexican standoff, undercover, buddy cop, exploding house, minefield, interrogation, foot chase, drug dealing, gunfight ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: miami, cuba, florida, usa, puerto rico
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%