Movies like The Woman Sharper

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The Woman Sharper (1963)
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The Woman Sharper (1963)
Original name: 関東無宿
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: Japan
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Handsome young Katsuta tries to follow the yakuza code, but even his boss doesn't believe in it. Diamond Fuyu is less ethical, and allows the idiotic Tetsu to trick a schoolgirl he fancies, Hanako, into a type of bonded prostitution. Because of gang conflict, the Izu family (to whom Katsuta belongs) has their last gambling den taken over, and he seeks revenge. This brings him back into contact with a former lover who is also a card trickster - she is also Diamond Fuyu's sister, and is now married to Okaru-Hachi, who has mastered a clever card cheating trick called Okaru, which involves the deft use of mirrors.
Style: offbeat, serious, realistic, suspenseful, stylized
Plot: gangsters, gambling, yakuza, crimes, gang, crime, graphic violence, danger, femme fatale, dishonesty, criminal heroes, deadly, rivalry, mysterious character, uninhibited rivalry, scar, gangster
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: japan, asia

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Most similar movies to The Woman Sharper

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and rough films with plots about crimes, rivalry, crime, gangsters, gang, criminal heroes and deadly mostly in Crime, Action and Drama genres. Some movies like The Woman Sharper: Tokyo Drifter (1966), The Wolves (1971), The Divine Move (2014), Graveyard of Honor (1975), Pale Flower (1964). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Tokyo Drifter (1966)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: Japan
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After yakuza boss Kurata dissolves his own criminal empire, a rival kingpin offers a position to Kurata's top operative, Tetsuya "Phoenix Tetsu" Hondo. When the fiercely loyal Tetsu declines, Otsuka taps unstoppable Tatsuzo the ...
Style: stylized, offbeat, atmospheric, surreal, dark humor ...
Plot: gangsters, betrayal, bar fight, nightclub, yakuza, hitman, crimes, going straight, criminal heroes, hopes, heroes, rivalry ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
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95%
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The Wolves (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 131 min.
Story: After going to prison for killing the boss of the Kanno gang, Seji Iwahashi (Tatsuya Nakadai) gets released early -- only to find that his former gang has merged with the Kannos. But with bitter resentments lingering on both sides, how long will it ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, atmospheric, rough, realistic ...
Plot: gangsters, gang, yakuza, heroes, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, uninhibited rivalry, murder, graphic violence, criminal heroes, society ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
The Divine Move (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: South Korea
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Professional baduk (go) player Tae-seok loses a high-stakes game to infamous underground gambler Sal-soo, and ends up framed for the murder of his own brother and locked up in prison. He vows revenge and trains ferociously. After serving his ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, gangsters, vengeance, deadly, crimes, dishonesty, rivalry, murder, violence, prison, graphic violence, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 3K
Pale Flower (1964)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Muraki, a hardboiled Yakuza gangster, has just been released from prison after serving a sentence for murder. Revisiting his old gambling haunts, he meets Saeko, a striking young upper-class woman who is out seeking thrills, and whose presence adds ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, stylized, offbeat, tense ...
Plot: neo noir, gambling, ex convict, gambler, yakuza, crimes, crime, dull life, casino, character on the edge, dishonesty, ambition ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.1
 891
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
Plot: gang, anti heroes, gangsters, anti hero, yakuza, prison, rape, murder, misfit, crime, tough heroes, gory ...
Time: 70s
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 ⇓
53%
Movie in collections
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Pistol Opera (2001)
Genre: Crime, Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 112 min.
Story: As one of Suzuki's last fims, it is related to his 1967 Branded to Kill, either as a remake or sequel. The plots of both films involve a third-ranked hit man deposing the top-ranked hit man to claim the top rank.
Style: psychedelic, surreal, realistic, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: assassin, rivalry, danger, contests and competitions, hitman, assassination, deadly, graphic violence, femme fatale, crimes, yakuza, japanese woman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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
Plot: martial arts, gambling, yakuza, heroes, dishonesty, crime, rivalry, criminal's revenge, chases and races, vengeance, heist, criminal heroes ...
Time: 70s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.7
 491
Playboy (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: Japan
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A new magistrate in the town of Horisoto—widely reputed to be the most lawless township in Japan, uses guile and his opponents' own misperceptions and prejudices to defeat his enemies and uproot corruption.
Style: captivating, exciting, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: samurai, human spirit, fighting the system, mysterious character, society, rivalry, gang, social differences, crimes, legal action, crime, prostitute ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Graveyard of Honor (2002)
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, realistic, bleak
Plot: yakuza, life is a bitch, deadly, drug abuse, addiction, crimes, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, crime, rivalry, gangsters, gang ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Return of the Sister Street Fighter (1975)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: Japan
Duration: 77 min.
Story: She returns for more street fighting.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, karate, crimes, master warrior, heroes, rivalry, danger, rescue, yakuza, street fighter, violence
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: offbeat, humorous, exciting, semi serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fish out of water, fighting crime, law enforcement, disorder, danger, deadly, rivalry, murder, urban, crimes, gangsters, rescue ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 722
Open City (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: South Korea
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Jo Dae-yeong is a police officer investigating a pickpocket ring with ties to the Yakuza. One day he rescues Baek Jang-mi from danger, only to discover that she is the boss of the gang he has been tracking.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue, gang, police investigation, femme fatale, police detective, dishonesty, rivalry, redemption, crimes, law enforcement, going straight, master criminal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
A Colt Is My Passport (1967)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: Japan
Duration: 84 min.
Story: One of Japanese cinema’s supreme emulations of American noir, Takashi Nomura’s A Colt Is My Passport is a down-and-dirty but gorgeously photographed yakuza film starring Joe Shishido as a hard-boiled hit man caught between rival gangs.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, neo noir, ship, car chase, dirty old man, hitman, escape, gangsters, mob boss, mistaken identity, hotel, right hand man ...
Time: 60s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, realistic, serious, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: female assassin, girls with guns, femme fatale, rape and revenge, cliche, hitman, deadly, crime, gang, master warrior, danger, chase ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: realistic, semi serious, exciting, humorous, stylized
Plot: gangsters, workplace, power relations, danger, restaurant, crime, criminal heroes, strong female presence, boss and employee, martial arts, graphic violence, memory loss ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Movie in collections
The Last Tycoon (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Set in Shanghais Gangster era of the early 1900s, THE LAST TYCOON tells the tale of CHENG (Chow Yun-Fat), a young man who is set up by the chief of police (Sammo Hung) and must leave the life he knows and QIU (Monica Mok), the woman he loves, to ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, gangsters, mafia, crimes, dishonesty, betrayal, danger, love triangle, graphic violence, gang, crime, criminal heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 20s, 1930s, 1920s ...
Place: china, asia, shanghai
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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The Five (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Crime
Country: Japan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Five men plot to steal a large sum of money from the local yakuza, but everything does not go as planned and the men find themselves hunted down by contract killers
Style: rough, suspenseful, stylized, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, hitman, murder, gang, tough heroes, disorder, chases and races, criminal's revenge, deadly, partners, cons and scams, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Bullets, Blood & a Fistful of Ca$h (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A hard boiled tale of bloody revenge that interweaves the stories of nine criminals. The story takes place in one day, on the eve of an all out syndicate war. Through a twisted series of events, the interweaving narratives are put on an ...
Style: rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious
Plot: rivalry, partners, vengeance, police detective, deadly, dishonesty, drug dealing, law enforcement, police investigation, partners against crime, gory, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.3
 505
Killing Time (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After the mobster who murdered his partner is acquitted, semicorrupt detective Robert Bryant hires a beautiful female assassin, Maria, to kill him. When he discovers that he cannot afford Maria's services, Bryant is forced to hire another ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Plot: femme fatale, goofy hero, chases and races, crime, deadly, crimes, dishonesty, assassination, gangsters, hitman, vengeance, police corruption ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Blood on the Streets (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Action
Country: France, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Marseille. Heaps of flowers and funeral wreaths... "A man who no longer defends his colors is no longer a man."
Style: realistic, serious, cynical, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, graphic violence, vengeance, uninhibited rivalry, violence spree, neo noir, deadly, dishonesty, crime, crimes, rivalry, criminal heroes ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Movie in collections
 5.6
 655
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 ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, gang, vengeance, crime, rivalry, chase, criminal heroes, crimes, deadly, lone wolves, danger, on the run ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 2.3
 157
Triple Threat (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Ex-assassin, Dina Lo Bianca, receives an offer she cannot refuse, thrusting her back into the world of hired guns, espionage and surveillance. With the help of her young sexy protégé and Dina's new straight-laced love interest, the femme ...
Style: rough, serious, captivating, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: espionage, murder, mysterious character, rivalry, femme fatale, undercover, secret agents, danger, dishonesty, deadly, crimes, betrayal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Century of the Dragon (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Rookie policeman Shing (Louis Koo) grapples with right and wrong in this action-packed story about Hong Kong gangsters. Assigned to go undercover, Shing is so successful in playing the part of a gang member that he becomes right-hand man to gang ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: special agents, gang, partners, criminal heroes, tough law enforcer, danger, police investigation, master criminal, hidden identity, dishonesty, crime, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Detective Bureau 2-3: Go to Hell Bastards (1963)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: Japan
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Tajima is a private detective in charge of his own company, Detective Bureau 2-3. When warring criminal gangs go overboard by robbing U.S. military munitions, Tajima steps in to stop what the cops can't.
Style: stylized, humorous, dark humor, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, gangsters, private detective, hidden identity, dishonesty, crimes, fighting crime, disorder, working undercover, heist, female stockinged legs, eavesdropping ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Death Collector (1976)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A kid from the neighborhood goes to work for the Mafia as a collector.
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, crime, gangsters, tough law enforcer, deadly, danger, kids in trouble, hitman, disorder, dishonesty, gang, criminal heroes ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Once Upon a Time in Shanghai (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A laborer moves to Shanghai in the hope of becoming rich. But ends up using his kung fu skills to survive. Remake of The Boxer From Shantung.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, crimes, rivalry, gang, kung fu, danger, society, crime, heroes, master warrior, graphic violence, hopes
Time: 1900s
Place: china, shanghai, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 3.7
 321
Tha Eastsidaz (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Snap, Crackle, and Pop are top dogs in the Eastsidaz gang in Long Beach. Pop, also known as Killa, is the alpha dog. He has Crackle and Snap set up a big drug deal that's going to put him on easy street. But Crackle and Snap have their own ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, vengeance, criminal's revenge, gang, criminal heroes, betrayal, police investigation, drug dealing, partners, law enforcement, frame up, prison ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%