Movies like Like a Dragon

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Like a Dragon (2007)
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Like a Dragon (2007)
Original name: 龍が如く 劇場版
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 as he is pursued by a former associate, the baseball bat-wielding psycho Majima Goro who has a grudge to settle with Kiryu.
Style: exciting, tense, captivating, suspense, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, stylized
Plot: yakuza, crimes, gang, gangsters, vengeance, danger, hitman, track down, bank, rivalry, heist, heroes, crime, graphic violence, chases and races, law enforcement, criminal heroes, deadly, criminal's revenge, baseball bat, release from prison
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tokyo, japan, asia

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Most similar movies to Like a Dragon

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious and exciting films with plots about crimes, rivalry, crime, danger, gangsters, deadly and criminal heroes mostly in Drama, Action and Crime genres. Some movies like Like a Dragon: Beyond Outrage (2012), The Five (1995), Baseline (2010), Return of the Street Fighter (1974), Decisions (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, realistic, serious, rough, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: yakuza, gangsters, gang war, criminal heroes, law enforcement, crime, deadly, rivalry, crimes, danger, elimination, power struggle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
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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, stylized, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, gangsters, gang, murder, criminal heroes, on the run, drug dealing, crime gone awry, dishonesty, rivalry, partners, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Baseline (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The Baseline is the centre of the East London grime club scene and the queue regularly stretches around the block. Danny works on the door - breaking up fights and managing drunk kids. However, when he rescues Terry, the club owner and local gang ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, captivating, tense, exciting ...
Plot: crimes, gang, gangsters, breakup, moral dilemma, rivalry, murder, danger, love and romance, hitman, crime, master criminal
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Return of the Street Fighter (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Martial artist Takuma Tsurugi returns to take on a Yakuza family that may be embezzling money from charities to finance their own operations. Both the police and the Yakuza find themselves battling Tsurugi, but Tsurugi's fight ultimately is ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, hitman, chases and races, gang, law enforcement, crimes, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, adventure, on the run, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 70s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Decisions (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When a group of friends decide to pull a bank heist to get out from underneath their money troubles. They quickly discover that things can unravel in a hurry! A compromised LAPD Detective (Corey Haim) on the take with a crime syndicate figure want ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: crime gone awry, crimes, police corruption, disorder, urban ghetto, law enforcement, friendship, danger, rivalry, profanity, sexual content, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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54%
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Bullett Raja (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A common man who transforms into a gangster revolts against the very system he once obediently followed by declaring war on the police, the government, and the industrialists.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master criminal, vengeance, criminal's revenge, chase, criminal heroes, crimes, rise to the top, rivalry, ambition, gangsters, crime, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Across the Line: The Exodus of Charlie Wright (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The story centers on Charlie, a Los Angeles billionaire financial whiz who goes into self-imposed exile in Tijuana after his empire is revealed to have been a Ponzi scheme. While looking for the woman he abandoned there 25 years before, Charlie is ...
Style: serious, exciting, captivating, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, gangsters, track down, rivalry, on the run, danger, police corruption, special agents, vengeance, law enforcement, criminal's revenge, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, latin america, mexico
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51%
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The Waiter (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A man travels through corporate corruption and his own sin to find his soul.
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, tense ...
Plot: heroes, hitman, rivalry, deadly, crimes, danger, dishonesty, tough guy, gunfight, violence, headband, head bandage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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, stylized, rough ...
Plot: rape and revenge, femme fatale, female assassin, gangsters, crimes, rivalry, master warrior, danger, mysterious character, chase, track down, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: suspenseful, exciting, captivating, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, danger, criminal's revenge, gangsters, crimes, rivalry, yakuza, nudity (full frontal - brief), violence, murder, deadly, strong violent content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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On the Job (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Philippines
Duration: 118 min.
Story: On The Job is about the ambitions and passions of four men trying to make a living, for themselves and their families. It shows the parallels between two prison inmates who are contract killers, and the two agents of the law investigating the ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, crimes, gangsters, corrupt law enforcer, danger, honest law enforcer, assassination, corruption, deadly, dishonesty, criminal heroes, politics ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: the philippines, asia, manila philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Dossier K. (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Belgium, Netherlands
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Vincke and Verstuyft are detectives of the Antwerp police department. This time they have to deal with the Albanian mob and some problems in their own police division.
Style: serious, psychological, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: rivalry, vengeance, crimes, danger, fighting crime, law enforcement, deadly, police detective, mafia, murder, partners against crime, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, albania, antwerp, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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: yakuza, assassin, rivalry, contests and competitions, danger, hitman, deadly, femme fatale, assassination, graphic violence, crimes, female assassin ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Tactical Unit - Comrades in Arms (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Two tactical unit leaders are forced to put aside their differences to help catch a group of robbers.
Style: serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: on the run, rivalry, partners, crimes, master criminal, tough law enforcer, police investigation, gang, law enforcement, heist, track down, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Killers (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Indonesia, Japan
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Mr. Nomura is an eerily handsome, sharply dressed, sociopathic serial killer who preys on the women of Tokyo. In Jakarta, a world-weary journalist named Bayu finds himself unexpectedly falling into vigilantism after brutally killing two sadistic ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, bleak, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, crimes, strong violent content, deadly, violence, danger, death, gory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Colour of the Truth (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A man becomes a cop in order to take down the police superintendent who may have killed his father, and that of a vengeful Triad boss.
Style: exciting, captivating, suspense, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crimes, rivalry, danger, snitch, police corruption, dishonesty, law enforcement, undercover, police shootout, spy, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Hindsight (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Retired mob boss Du-heon enrolls in a cooking class with the hopes of making a fresh start as a restaurant owner. In the class he meets a quirky girl, Se-bin, and finds himself drawn to her. Despite his determination to wipe the slate clean, Du-heon ...
Style: exciting, captivating, touching, tense, suspense ...
Plot: gangsters, romance, hitman, crimes, assassination, rivalry, love, mafia, deadly, danger, deception, restaurant ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Jilla (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 185 min.
Story: A cop decides to take on his godfather, who raised him from childhood, and make him realize the error of his ways.
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, psychological, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, parents and children, crimes, rivalry, adopted son, danger, escapades, dishonesty, law enforcement, fighting crime, murder, corrupt law enforcer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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The City of Lost Souls (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Brazilian-Japanese gangster Mario rescues his Chinese girlfriend Kei as she's about to be deported from Japan. Desperate to escape, he hides in Tokyo's booming Japanese-Portuguese community and seeks passage from the country from a Russian ...
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, disturbing, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal's revenge, gangsters, gang, love triangle, lovers on the run, rivalry, crime, drug dealing, danger, hitman, chase, master criminal ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
My Wife Is a Gangster (2001)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Eunjin who is a living legend among the gangsters dominates the male-centered underworld wielding only a pair of her trademark blades. One day, Eun-jin finds her sister from whom she was separated at an orphanage during childhood, and her sister ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, rough, humorous, stylized ...
Plot: martial arts, criminal heroes, gangsters, opposites attract, rivalry, crimes, uninhibited rivalry, danger, marriage, gang, couple relations, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia
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Kaththi (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 166 min.
Story: Kathiresan aka Kaththi, a criminal, escapes from the Kolkata prison and comes to Chennai, where he comes across his doppelganger Jeevanandham, fighting for his life after being shot at by unknown men. Kathir decides to pass off as Jeeva and make ...
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, psychological, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, crimes, chase, bollywood, gangsters, village, save the day, corporation, danger, graphic violence, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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, serious ...
Plot: gang, gangsters, yakuza, dishonesty, criminal heroes, deadly, society, uninhibited rivalry, murder, graphic violence, crime, rivalry ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Devil's Teardrop (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a man known only as "The Digger" opens fire in a train station many are left dead. The only clue the FBI has is a hand written letter with demands on it. Agent Margurete needs help analyzing it and the best is retired specialist ...
Style: serious, captivating, tense, psychological, rough ...
Plot: crimes, mystery, hitman, danger, law enforcement, special agents, murder, rivalry, deadly, crime, criminal heroes, female director ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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A Better Tomorrow (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: South Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, Thailand, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A Korean remake of the John Woo Classic. One brother is a criminal. One brother is a cop. Both will fight to the death.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious, neo noir
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, betrayal, family relations, siblings relations, family problems, vengeance, danger, rivalry, criminal heroes, dishonesty, gang, brother ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, thailand, south korea, north korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
A Dirty Carnival (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Byung-du is a 29-year-old career criminal, working for the middle-rank enforcer Sang-chul. Burdened with a terminally ill mother and taking care of younger siblings, Byung-du is feeling financial pressure as a substitute patriarch. When the big boss ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: gangsters, crimes, gang, rivalry, gang war, financial problem, right hand man, murder, ambition, director, debt, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, seoul, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Newsmakers (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Russia, Sweden
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A gang of crooks robbing cash collectors, run into a police surveillance team and the inadequate police response results in a gunfight. A TV crew on assignment in the area happens to capture this humiliation on camera, and this example of police ...
Style: exciting, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manipulation, gang, dishonesty, manipulations, tv show, journalism, law enforcement, rivalry, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, media, track down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Fool N Final (2007)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 144 min.
Story: A bunch of misfits and gangsters embarks on a journey to find a lost and stolen diamond.
Style: suspenseful, humorous, semi serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: heist, gang, cons and scams, disorder, criminal heroes, danger, dishonesty, crimes, rivalry, bollywood, goofy hero, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Tell (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Ethan Tell is a small time crook who makes a big-time score when he steals 1 million dollars. Ironically, his life radically changes for the worst when he discovers that stealing the money was the easy part and he now must keep his partner, his ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, danger, life turned upside down, rivalry, on the run, going straight, dishonesty, heist, criminal heroes, crime, chases and races, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Road of No Return (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Road of no Return follows the final nine days in the lives of four atypical hit men who are secretly brought together in a covert operation to fight the drug trafficking epidemic in the country.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, covert operation, danger, adventure, undercover, politics, deadly, introspection, race against time, track down, law enforcement, orphan ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Last Hit Man (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ageing hit man, Harry, has just botched a job and is now the target. His daughter is also in the assassin trade and is now a target too. A young hit man called Billy is sent to take Harry out but they form an uneasy alliance...
Style: captivating, suspense, exciting, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: rivalry, hitman, danger, family relations, partners, crimes, terminal illness, parents and children, save the day, track down, murder, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%