Movies like The Man Who Stole the Sun

If you like "The Man Who Stole the Sun" you are looking for exciting, tense and realistic movies about / with terrorism, satire, car chase, atomic bomb, plutonium, high school teacher and crimes themes of Action, Crime and Thriller genre shot in Japan.
Find your next favorite and similar movies in two steps: 1. Identify all themes of interest from this film (block below). 2. Look for them in the presented list.
The Man Who Stole the Sun (1979)
 7.5
 966
The Man Who Stole the Sun (1979)
Original name: 太陽を盗んだ男
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 147 min.
Story: A high-school teacher (Kenji Sawada) builds an atomic bomb to hold Tokyo hostage, then cannot decide what he wants.
Style: exciting, tense, realistic, suspenseful, semi serious
Plot: terrorism, satire, car chase, atomic bomb, plutonium, high school teacher, crimes, dark humor, teachers and students, radiation, laboratory, track down, law enforcement, nuclear threat, unlikely criminals, cat, teacher, police, hostage, suicide, misfit, hijacking, bus, nuclear, dj ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: japan, tokyo, asia

Movie in categories

terrorism movies
1790
70s movies
70s
4245
japan movies
2218
satire movies
3645
car chase movies
2688
tokyo movies
1177

Most similar movies to The Man Who Stole the Sun

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, exciting, suspenseful and serious films with plots about crimes, danger, chases and races, rivalry, law enforcement, heroes and chase mostly in Crime, Action and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Man Who Stole the Sun: The Bullet Train (1975), Baby (2015), Detective Doberman (1977), Dirty Mary Crazy Larry (1974), Mission to Tokyo (1966). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Bullet Train (1975)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 152 min.
Story: One of the Japanese Shinkansen “Bullet Trains” is threatened with a bomb that will explode automatically if the train slows below 80 km/h, unless a ransom is paid. Police race to find the bombers and to learn how to defuse the bomb.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, runaway train, hijacking, train, speed, race against time, confined, heroes, save the day, master criminal, crimes, rivalry ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: japan, tokyo, hokkaido
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 8.0
 56K
Baby (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 159 min.
Story: An elite counter-intelligence unit learns of a plot, masterminded by a maniacal madman. With the clock ticking, it's up to them to track the terrorists' international tentacles and prevent them from striking at the heart of India.
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, terrorist, espionage, fighting crime, crimes, mystery, law enforcement, tough heroes, graphic violence, behind enemy lines, terrorist plot, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
Detective Doberman (1977)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The burned remains of a young woman discovered in Shinjuku, Tokyo. The police comes to the conclusion that its the work of a pyromaniacal serial murderer. The murder victim is identified as Mayumi Tamaki, a native of Ishigaki, Okinawa. As the ...
Style: realistic, exciting, semi serious, humorous, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: law enforcement, disorder, gangsters, fighting crime, crimes, murder, fish out of water, rivalry, martial arts, rescue, yakuza, female nudity ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Dirty Mary Crazy Larry (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two lovers, Mary and Larry, in their Dodge Charger are chased by the police after robbing a grocery store.
Style: exciting, captivating, suspense, tense, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the run, chase, robbery, mechanic, partners, race against time, law enforcement, buddies, store, hostage, car chase, police ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Movie in collections
exciting movies
11178
crimes movies
14398
tense movies
11742
Mission to Tokyo (1966)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: US 24, an American Navy base in a small island in the Pacific, is annihilated. Hubert Bonisseur de la Bath, a French aristocrat that is also a secret agent, OSS 117, is sent to Tokyo to investigate who did it. Soon, he finds out that a cypher girl ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: secret agents, espionage, couple relations, island, infidelity, idealism, college, political corruption, racism, college life, gang, heroes ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, gangsters, prison, murder, rape, yakuza, tough heroes, vengeance, misfit, survival, rivalry, crimes ...
Time: 70s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.0
 620
Harrigan (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Amongst the desperation and fear growing in a crime ridden estate in northern England, one man becomes embroiled into saving what community life exists.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: fighting crime, crimes, law enforcement, estate, gang, detective sergeant, murder, tough law enforcer, car chase, motorcycle chase, sergeant, danger ...
Time: year 1974, 70s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.2
 9K
The Yakuza (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Harry Kilmer returns to Japan after several years in order to rescue his friend George's kidnapped daughter - and ends up on the wrong side of the Yakuza, the notorious Japanese mafia...
Style: neo noir, tense, realistic, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: yakuza, kidnapping, gangsters, crimes, friendship, culture clash, rescue, mafia, haunted by the past, rivalry, male female relationship, war veteran ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, post world war two, 80s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, kyoto japan, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Movie in collections
 6.4
 19K
Nighthawks (1981)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An international terrorist has New York in a grip of panic and it's up to Det. Sgt. Deke DaSilva to take him down.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, undercover, hostage, tough law enforcer, crimes, master criminal, fighting crime, working undercover, chase, police, murder, police investigation ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, london, manhattan new york city, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In New York, armed men hijack a subway car and demand a ransom for the passengers. Even if it's paid, how could they get away?
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, mayor, runaway train, train, passenger, tunnel, ransom, negotiation, hijacking, police officer, crimes, heist ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.4
 9K
Thunderbolt (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In order to release his kidnapped sister, sports car mechanic Jackie Chan has to beat a super-criminal street racer.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: adventure, car chase, kidnapping, police, street racing, heroes, master criminal, vengeance, partners against crime, police investigation, crimes, tough heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, asia, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Confession of Murder (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 119 min.
Story: On the day the 15-year statute of limitations expired on a high profile serial murder case that claimed the lives of 10 women, a family member of the victim throws himself off the building in front of Choi Hyeong-goo, the detective in charge of the ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, twists and turns, rough, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, vengeance, law enforcement, dark humor, investigation, murder confession, trap, frame up, rivalry, murder, strong violent content, wannabe ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Gone in 60 Seconds (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Insurance investigator Maindrian Pace and his team lead double-lives as unstoppable car thieves. When a South American drug lord pays Pace to steal 48 cars for him, all but one, a 1973 Ford Mustang, are in the bag. As Pace prepares to rip-off the ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, intense, road movie ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: car chase, car thief, chase, police, police investigation, heist, race against time, perfect crime, law enforcement, rivalry, dishonesty, criminal heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.8
 900
Big Bullet (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Hotheaded cop Bill Zhu (Lau Ching-wan) gets relegated to the Emergency Unit after a dustup with his inept boss. When the mob kills Zhu's pal and ex-colleague (Francis Ng) during a turf-war hit, he rounds up his motley department cohorts and ...
Style: tense, exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, loss of partner, interpol, cop as target, murder, hijacking, vengeance, vigilantism, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, crimes, escapades ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, asia, china, united kingdom, east asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
S.O.S. Concorde (1979)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A reporter tries to stop the crash of an aircraft after uncovering an airline's plot to save their business by sabotaging Concorde flights and have them decommissioned.
Style: exciting, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: airplane, disaster, terrorism, gangsters, conspiracy, hostage, air disaster, crimes, daring rescue, catastrophe, swimming, race against time ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: paris france, rio de janeiro, new york, england, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.7
 53K
Black Rain (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
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: suspense, serious, exciting, realistic, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, fish out of water, police investigation, partners, police, gang war, culture clash, gunfight, crimes, track down, yakuza, rivalry ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: japan, new york, asia, usa, osaka japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Black Angel Vol. 1 (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Tokyo is a dark technopolis, a city of faceless chrome and cold marble. It is ruled by Nogi, a yakuza boss specializing in drugs and murder. He gained absolute power by executing the former boss and marrying his daughter, Chiaki. Only the mysterious ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: rape and revenge, femme fatale, female assassin, vengeance, murder, city life, uninhibited rivalry, destiny, cliche, hitman, track down, master warrior ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 3.1
 365
Death Train (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A man is supposed to guard a shipment of diamonds being sent by rail. But a man robs the train and kills the men guarding the diamonds. The robbers derail the train and hope to get away with their crime. The robbers get caught in Mexico and are sent ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, train, one man army, on the run, save the day, hostage, race against time, undercover, tough heroes, chase, heroes, gunfight ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Movie in collections
track down movies
1030
asia movies
2838
realistic movies
28325
suspenseful movies
18707
 4.8
 652
Final Approach (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: FBI hostage rescue team leader Jack Bender has been sacked for not being a team player, and months later he finds himself in the ultimate hostage nightmare: stuck aboard a plane that's been taken over by a group of well-armed terrorists who ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, terrorism, rescue, daring rescue, race against time, crimes, one man army, tough heroes, heroes, save the day, master criminal, fbi ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, realistic, exciting, entertaining, tense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: car chase, street racing, car race, car, troublemaker, high school, newcomer, youth, crimes, friendship, rebel, mechanic ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.6
 2K
The Burglars (1971)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In Athens a collection of emeralds is successfully stolen by a team of robbers, led by safe-cracker Azad. Things go smoothly until they miss the ship by which they planned their escape; a police chief pursues Azad while he waits for the next ship to ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, cynical, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, chase, burglar, gangsters, jewel theft, crimes, police investigation, partners, police corruption, criminal heroes, dishonesty, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: greece, europe, france, athens greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.1
 392
Hijack (1998)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A prestigious senator and the passengers on board a train are kidnapped by a militia group.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, terrorism, martial arts, hijacking, race against time, heroes, confined, law enforcement, crimes, save the day, terrorist plot, hostage ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Assignment (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Jack Shaw (DONALD SUTHERLAND) has experienced the terror first-hand. He's a top CIA agent who's tracked international killer-for-hire Carlos "The Jackal" Sanchez for over twenty years and barely survived Carlos' devastating ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, tense, psychological, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, terrorist, kgb, mistaken identity, frame up, chase, assassination attempt, race against time, politics, car chase, revenge, spy ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: israel, middle east, paris france, virginia, jerusalem ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Movie in collections
The Return of the Sister Street Fighter (1975)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: Japan
Duration: 77 min.
Story: She returns for more street fighting.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, exciting, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, karate, crimes, heroes, master warrior, rivalry, rescue, yakuza, street fighter, female yakuza, violence, danger
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: japan, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.1
 5K
Java Heat (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Indonesia, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An American in Indonesia teams up with a Muslim cop to track down a terrorist.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, partners against crime, vengeance, law enforcement, partners, master criminal, rivalry, tough heroes, graphic violence, unlikely partners, heroes, misfit partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indonesia, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Asian School Girls (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Kidnapped by a Los Angeles crime syndicate, a group of schoolgirls must fight and seduce their way to vengeance after one of them committed suicide, teaching the criminals a lesson in kicking butt and taking names.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, realistic, semi serious
Plot: revenge, rape, law enforcement, crimes, rivalry, suicide, schoolgirl, violence, stripper, school, vengeance, girl heroine ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.7
 635
Black Gunn (1972)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A successful and popular nightclub owner who believes financial independence is the path to equality and success, must act as a go-between for militant-minded brother and the white gang syndicate his brother has attacked and robbed. Their ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, bleak, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nightclub, racism, gangsters, injustice, bookies, heist, cons and scams, vengeance, battle zone, vigilantism, society, fighting the system ...
Time: 70s
Place: asia, vietnam, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.5
 99K
Cellular (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A young man receives an emergency phone call on his cell phone from an older woman. She claims to have been kidnapped – and the kidnappers have targeted her husband and child next.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, tense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: hostage, race against time, kidnapping, home invasion, police corruption, cell phone, psychopath, confined, woman in danger, crimes, rescue, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.3
 608
Countdown (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Terror from within by Yury Felshtinsky and Alexander Litvinenko, representing them as parts of the plan masterminded and sponsored by exiled tycoon Pokrovsky (obvious hint at Boris Berezovsky in real life) and aimed to discredit Russian security ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Plot: terrorism, hostage, undercover, heroic mission, crimes, rivalry, adventure, save the world, murder, circus, heroes, confined ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: rome italy, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.1
 7K
Cold Eyes (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 119 min.
Story: HA Yoon-ju becomes the newest member to a unit within the Korean Police Forces Special Crime Department that specializes in surveillance activities on high profile criminals. She teams up with HWANG Sang-Jun, the veteran leader of the unit, and ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, fighting crime, partners against crime, track down, partners, crimes, law enforcement, gang, heist, police, hunt down, spy mission ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%