Movies like Why Don't You Play in Hell?

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Why Don't You Play in Hell? (2013)
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Why Don't You Play in Hell? (2013)
Original name: 地獄でなぜ悪い
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In Japan, gonzo filmmakers hatch a three-pronged plan to save an actress's career, end a yakuza war and make a hit movie.
Style: rough, humorous, exciting, realistic, semi serious, stylized, splatter, offbeat
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: yakuza, filmmaking, gang war, gang, crimes, parents and children, love and romance, vengeance, rivalry, chaos, female killer, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes, uninhibited rivalry, violence spree, husband wife relationship, samurai, gangsters, dark humor, family relations, strong violent content, artists and showbiz, chaos and mayhem, fight, insanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan

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Most similar movies to Why Don't You Play in Hell?

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out semi serious, humorous, realistic and exciting films with plots about rivalry, crimes, deadly, danger, gangsters, vengeance and gang mostly in Action, Comedy and Crime genres. Some movies like Why Don't You Play in Hell?: Love Exposure (2008), Crows Zero (2007), Yakuza Weapon (2011), Monday (2000), Beyond Outrage (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Love Exposure (2008)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 237 min.
Story: After Yu's mother dies his father, a priest, only seems to take solace in the confessions of his sons sins causing Yu to partake in various 'sinful' activities to appease him. This is a teen love story as only the Japanese could bring ...
Style: uplifting, twists and turns, disturbing, psychological, surreal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, sin, group of friends, love, family values, porn, fall in love, society, prank, youth, religions or cults, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, xian, tokyo
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Crows Zero (2007)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: Japan
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The students of Suzuran High compete for the King of School title. An ex-graduate yakuza is sent to kill the son of a criminal group, but he can't make himself to do it as he reminds him of his youth.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, captivating, semi serious, rough ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: gang, gang war, gangsters, high school, rivalry, teenage life, crimes, youth, friendship, high school life, street fight, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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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: exciting, suspenseful, captivating, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, criminal's revenge, gangsters, rivalry, crimes, yakuza, nudity (full frontal - brief), murder, violence, criminal heroes, strong violent content, violence spree ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
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39%
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Monday (2000)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A simple funeral turns a man's world upside down.
Style: captivating, humorous, atmospheric, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: gangsters, life turned upside down, dark humor, disorder, memory loss, gang, crimes, yakuza, coincidence, chase, assassination, alternate reality ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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, serious, realistic, rough, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: yakuza, gangsters, criminal heroes, rivalry, law enforcement, crimes, elimination, power struggle, gang war, police, organized crime, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
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38%
My Wife Is a Gangster 2 (2003)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: South Korea
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Former Scissor Gang leader Eun-jin (Shin Eun-kyung), who now suffers from amnesia, nevertheless defends Jae-cheol (Jun Gyu Park), a restaurateur who employs her, from a gangster who wants his business.
Style: semi serious, humorous, stylized, realistic, exciting
Plot: martial arts, gang, gangsters, crimes, memory loss, criminal heroes, uninhibited rivalry, loan, restaurant, rivalry, strong female presence, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Machine Girl (2008)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The life of a young, Japanese schoolgirl is destroyed when her family is killed by a Ninja-Yakuza family. Her hand cut off, she replaces it with various machines-of-death, and seeks revenge
Style: rough, surreal, exciting, harsh, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: female protagonist, female killer, vigilantism, vengeance, gangsters, murder, violence spree, disfigurement, teenage life, girl heroine, dark humor, yakuza ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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37%
The Baytown Outlaws (2012)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When three redneck brothers agree to help a woman save her son from an abusive father, they become targets on the run from an odd cast of characters.
Style: semi serious, rough, realistic, humorous, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fight, murder, female killer, vengeance, on the run, criminal heroes, disorder, nothing goes right, crime gone awry, rivalry, escapades, gang ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, austin texas
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32%
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The Bodyguard (2004)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Thailand
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A professional bodyguard who failed to protect his Choti, most successful businessman, is fired by his employer's son. The son inherits his fathers company but is then targets by assassins who want to gain control of the estate. He is forced to ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, martial arts, tough heroes, gangsters, gang, crimes, assassination, bodyguard, hitman, kidnapping, lone wolves, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: bangkok thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Race Gurram (2014)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: India
Duration: 163 min.
Story: Ram and Lakshman a.k.a Lucky are brothers. Ram is a sincere guy who grows up to become an honest cop. Lucky is a happy-go-lucky guy who enjoys life. Ram and Lucky have a tom and jerry kind of fight going on. Siva Reddy is a factionist who wants to ...
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, tense, captivating ...
Plot: investigation, crimes, rivalry, fall in love, chase, political corruption, vengeance, murder, brother brother relationship, family relations, car chase, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india
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31%
Gothic & Lolita Psycho (2010)
Genre: Action, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Yuki lives at home in peace until one day a unit of assassins breaks in and kill her mother. In order to revenge herself Yuki becomes a demon of vengeance by donning gothic lolita clothing, using a parasol as a deadly weapon, and executing the ...
Style: gothic, semi serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, japanese woman, vengeance, crimes, track down, rivalry, tough heroes, murder, lolita, escapades, youth, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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30%
Samurai Princess (2009)
Genre: Action, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 82 min.
Story: When 11 of her friends are raped and murdered, leaving the Samurai Princess (Aino Kishi) the only survivor, she becomes infused with her comrades' souls. Transformed into an android, she sets out to avenge their deaths. Dai Mizuno co-stars as ...
Style: exciting, rough, semi serious, tense, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vengeance, uninhibited rivalry, chaos, androids and robots, samurai, master warrior, life is a bitch, violence spree, female protagonist, violence, cyborgs, strong female presence ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl (2009)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 84 min.
Story: High school student Mizushima receives Valentines Day chocolates from the new student, Monami. Little did she know that the chocolates contained traces of Monami's vampire blood. He gets infected from eating them and Monami confesses that she ...
Style: scary, not serious, rough, stylized, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: vampire, mad scientist, supernatural, superhuman powers, supernatural ability, family relations, disorder, uninhibited rivalry, parents and children, deadly creature, rivalry, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
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29%
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Shoot the Hero (2010)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A 30-something couple unintentionally become involved in a botched jewel heist while shopping for wedding rings.
Style: semi serious, humorous, exciting, realistic, offbeat
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, couples, on the run, witnessing a crime, disorder, hitman, unlikely criminals, crime gone awry, crimes, graphic violence, hunting, newlyweds ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas
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29%
The Black Ninja (2003)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Infamous defense attorney Malik Ali's haunted past causes him to double as a vigilante ninja, defending the cities worst thugs by day and battling them by night. While protecting a beautiful witness, in a case against a ruthless mobster, Malik ...
Style: exciting, captivating, humorous, tense, entertaining ...
Plot: martial arts, vigilantism, fighting crime, gang, superhero, crimes, hotshot lawyer, society, witnessing a crime, legal, rivalry, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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28%
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, tense, suspense, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: yakuza, gang, crimes, gangsters, vengeance, hitman, track down, rivalry, bank, heist, heroes, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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28%
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Nun of That (2008)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Nun of That is an action-comedy that follows Sister Kelly Wrath as she transforms from a nun with a simple temper problem to a vengeful killer. After being gunned down in an alley, she ascends to heaven to receive training from some of the great ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating, tense, exciting ...
Plot: vengeance, clergy, rivalry, vigilantism, crimes, nun, convent, murderer, murder, transformation, dark humor, religions or cults ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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28%
We Still Kill the Old Way (2014)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A group of aging London gangsters go on a vigilante killing spree when one of their number is murdered by a street gang.
Style: realistic, semi serious, exciting, humorous
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, street gang, vengeance, investigation, criminal heroes, vigilantism, rivalry, gangsters, criminal's revenge, buddies, violence spree, aging ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
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28%
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Freak Out (2004)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Two best friends, Merv Doody (James Heathcote) and Onkey (Dan Palmer), take a hapless escaped mental patient under their wing and attempt to teach him how to become a real serial killer.
Style: slasher, suspenseful, semi serious, scary, humorous ...
Plot: psychopath, violence spree, vengeance, crimes, stalking, serial killer, chaos and mayhem, insanity, best friends, rivalry, ice hockey, who done it ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
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28%
A Good Night to Die (2003)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: One day in the life of a hit man, Ronnie, who spends it trying to save the life of fellow hit man, August, who he had brought into the business three years ago. August has become a real problem for some of the bosses around town, and Ronnie will ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, nothing goes right, betrayal, crime gone awry, criminal's revenge, working undercover, dishonesty, gangsters, crimes, criminal heroes, dark humor, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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27%
The Bannen Way (2010)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The Bannen Way is a slick, sexy, action-packed show about Neal Bannen, a charming con-man with a police chief for a father, a mob boss for an uncle and a weakness for beautiful women, who wants to turn his life around and leave the criminal ...
Style: semi serious, rough, humorous, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: disorder, crimes, law enforcement, romancing a criminal, hopes, criminal heroes, gangsters, dishonesty, criminal, family relations, going straight, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Crows Zero II (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: Japan
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Genji and his victorious G.P.S. alliance find themselves facing down a new challenge by the students of Hosen Academy, feared by everyone as 'The Army of Killers.' The two schools, in fact, have a history of bad blood between them. And the ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang war, rivalry, ambition, leadership, family business, crimes, gang, juvenile delinquency, criminal heroes, youth, machismo, troublemaker ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia
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27%
My Wife Is a Gangster 3 (2006)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, China, South Korea
Duration: 115 min.
Story: When Aryong, the daughter of a triad boss from Hong Kong is accused of killing the boss of a competing triad, she is goes into hiding in Korea. Upon arriving, she is guided by a nimble but loyal Gi-chul and his motley crew, who are assigned to ...
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, exciting, stylized, humorous ...
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, crimes, vengeance, rivalry, chase, murder, heroes, master warrior, woman in danger, uninhibited rivalry, assassination ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hong kong, asia, korea, seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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The Bodyguard 2 (2007)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Thailand
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The best agent of Vieng, the country near the boundary of Thailand received the important mission that he had to catch two armed dealers who could be the dangerous for his country.
Style: realistic, semi serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorist, working undercover, terrorism, one man army, law enforcement, undercover, crimes, kidnapping, heroes, rivalry, tough heroes, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: thailand, asia, laos
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Bring Me the Head of the Machine Gun Woman (2012)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: Chile
Duration: 73 min.
Story: A powerful Chilean gangster uses everything in his power to stop the woman that wants to kill him, a sexy mercenary known as "the machine gun woman". The staggering sum of cash he offers for her head sets in motion an army of hitmen. And ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, exciting, rough ...
Plot: female assassin, hitman, gunfight, assassination, criminal heroes, crimes, bounty hunter, gangsters, dj, gun store, woman with a gun, tango ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: santiago chile, chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 4.6
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Death Kappa (2010)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: When military experiments go haywire and trigger an atomic bomb, the consequences are of epic proportions. A monster arrives in the midst of the nuclear fallout, and Japan's defenses are helpless against it. Mankind's only savior is an ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: save the day, good versus evil, experiment gone awry, rivalry, mad scientist, chaos, escapades, supernatural, deadly creature, disorder, village, giant monster ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 943
Red Shadow (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The secret warriors of feudal Japan were the Ninja. Sent on impossible missions, the Ninja were trained to work in shadows, gather information and defeat the enemy to build a world of peace. Red Shadow, Blue Shadow and Aska are neophyte ninjas under ...
Style: stylized, exciting, semi serious, humorous
Plot: martial arts, love triangle, ninja, assassination, adventure, master warrior, heroes, superhero, samurai, vengeance, political unrest, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.2
 659
Party 7 (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Seven characters, introduced at the start of the film, get thrown together into the same hotel room: a thief who's stolen a suitcase of money from the mob, his ex-girlfriend, her obsessive boyfriend, the mob soldier sent to retrieve the ...
Style: semi serious, stylized, humorous, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: thief, chase, betrayal, dishonesty, love and romance, criminal's revenge, hitman, mistaken identity, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, mentally unstable, gangsters ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Once a Gangster (2010)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Roast Pork joins the triad as a young man and ends up becoming a trusted lieutenant of boss Kerosene. However, his true passion is in his successful chain of restaurants, his loving wife, and his two children. So when Kerosene wants to promote his ...
Style: humorous, rough, realistic, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Plot: blind ambition, dishonesty, gang, university, prison, life turned upside down, crimes, gangsters, working undercover, criminal heroes, disorder, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
R... Rajkumar (2013)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Rajkumar (Shahid Kapoor) is an aimless youth who works for a drug baron named Shivraj (Sonu Sood). His latest mission is to kill a rival dealer named Manik Parmar (Ashish Vidyarthi). But Rajkumar's life changes forever when he claps eyes on the ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, exciting
Plot: heroes, rivalry, vengeance, uninhibited rivalry, fall in love, crimes, love and romance, one man army, tough heroes, damsel in distress, love, gang war ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%