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, gangsters, gang, crimes, vengeance, hitman, bank, rivalry, track down, heist, martial arts, samurai, video game, heroes, graphic violence, law enforcement, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes, released from prison, danger, chases and races, deadly, baseball bat, live action, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo, 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, serious, suspenseful and rough films with plots about crimes, rivalry, gangsters, danger, deadly, criminal heroes and gang mostly in Action, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like Like a Dragon: Beyond Outrage (2012), Return of the Street Fighter (1974), The Wolves (1971), Baseline (2010), 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, serious, realistic, rough, noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: yakuza, gangsters, criminal heroes, rivalry, law enforcement, crimes, elimination, power struggle, organized crime, police, gang, police officer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
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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: disturbing, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, exploitation, kung fu, medieval, yakuza, samurai, fight, hitman, gangsters, tough heroes, vengeance, prison ...
Time: 70s
Place: japan
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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: stylized, atmospheric, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: yakuza, samurai, gangsters, gang, conspiracy, graphic violence, tough heroes, criminal heroes, crimes, heroes, rivalry, dishonesty ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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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, exciting, tense ...
Plot: gangsters, gang, crimes, breakup, rivalry, moral dilemma, murder, love and romance, master criminal, hitman, danger
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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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: crimes, crime gone awry, law enforcement, disorder, urban ghetto, police corruption, friendship, rivalry, sexual content, graphic violence, gangsters, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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78%
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: neo noir, exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: revenge, gangsters, woman with a gun, yakuza, femme fatale, rape, city life, destiny, uninhibited rivalry, vengeance, murder, cliche ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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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: neo noir, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, gangsters, yakuza, organized crime, murder, gang, uninhibited rivalry, vengeance, cons and scams, heist, track down, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, japan
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76%
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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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master criminal, vengeance, rivalry, criminal's revenge, rise to the top, chase, ambition, criminal heroes, crimes, gangsters, police officer, government official ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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Yakuza-Busting Girls: Duel in Hell (2010)
Genre: Action
Country: Japan
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Asami returns exhausted after three years of intense training to become a yakuza hunter. She decides to visit her old master, Inokuma, who runs a bar. However, she finds his place in ruins and nothing is as it was when she left. As it turns out, the ...
Style: stylized, exciting, suspenseful, tense, rough ...
Plot: hitman, one man army, homecoming, heroes, rivalry, samurai, dishonesty, psychopath, mortal combat, gang, gambling, monster ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman (1989)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 116 min.
Story: This 26th film installment of the Zatoichi series sees Shintaro Katsu return to this classic role after a 10 year hiatus. The blind masseur Ichi gets caught between rival Yakuza clans.
Style: captivating, exciting, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, swordsman, medieval, yakuza, female nudity, ninja, ancient, exploitation, graphic violence, village, rivalry ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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Outrage Coda (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Ôtomo gets involved with new Yakuza battles after he comes back the Yakuza society.
Style: suspense, captivating, tense, exciting, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: yakuza, gangsters, organized crime, crime boss, hitman, mafia, violence, murder, gunfight, survival, brutality, death threat ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Tajomaru: Avenging Blade (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 126 min.
Story: TAJOMARU is the famous 'bandit' of the forest from RASHOMON. Whoever kills Tajomaru inherits his name, status and sword. A royal brother leaves his kingdom to protect the princess he loves, only to find a series of harrowing adventures ...
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, tense, suspense ...
Plot: save the kingdom, rivalry, escapades, crimes, adventure, martial arts, heroes, bandit, medieval, revenge, murder, forest ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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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: tense, exciting, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, gang, rescue, police investigation, femme fatale, dishonesty, rivalry, redemption, law enforcement, crimes, criminal heroes, master criminal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Battles Without Honor and Humanity (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the teeming black markets of postwar Japan, Shozo Hirono and his buddies find themselves in a new war between factious and ambitious yakuza...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, captivating, rough ...
Plot: yakuza, gangsters, organized crime, betrayal, mafia, gang, female nudity, samurai, nudity (full frontal - brief), prison, gang war, criminal's revenge ...
Time: post world war two, 1940s, 20th century
Place: hiroshima japan, japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: crimes, rivalry, vengeance, fighting crime, law enforcement, police detective, murder, mafia, hollywood, partners against crime, gangsters, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, albania, europe, antwerp
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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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: realistic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, crimes, gangsters, corruption, corrupt law enforcer, assassination, honest law enforcer, politics, dishonesty, criminal heroes, prison, police brutality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: the philippines, asia, manila philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
The Woman Sharper (1963)
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 ...
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, suspenseful, offbeat
Plot: yakuza, gangsters, organized crime, casino, gambling, graphic violence, criminal heroes, crimes, rivalry, gang, dishonesty, femme fatale ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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, tense, exciting, rough ...
Plot: hitman, rivalry, family relations, crimes, terminal illness, parents and children, partners, save the day, track down, murder, gangsters, nothing goes right ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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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, suspense, captivating, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, gangsters, crimes, rivalry, police corruption, undercover, dishonesty, law enforcement, snitch, police shootout, revenge, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: hitman, heroes, rivalry, dishonesty, crimes, tough guy, gunfight, violence, wind, battles, capitalism, fight ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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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, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Plot: crimes, rivalry, on the run, partners, police investigation, master criminal, tough law enforcer, gang, law enforcement, track down, heist, burglar ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china, hong kong
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70%
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: disturbing, serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, yakuza, martial arts, sexploitation, gambling, erotica, exploitation, revenge, tattoo, murder, death, drugs ...
Time: 70s
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Eye for an Eye (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: South Korea
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Sung-chan is a top detective of the special crime squad. He is notorious for punishing the opponent who hurts his pride. When Hyun-min impersonates as Sung-chan and robs a cash transport car under the daylight, and seizes $10 billion worth of ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, tense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, heist, mind game, dishonesty, one last case, frame up, crimes, rivalry, vengeance, law enforcement, criminal heroes, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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The Ministers (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A NYPD detective attempts to avenge the death of her father, but unwittingly becomes involved with one of his killers.
Style: tense, serious, captivating, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: crimes, vengeance, rivalry, law enforcement, murder, unlikely couple, religious fanaticism, gangsters, brainwashing, murderous pair, romancing a criminal, strong violent content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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: serious, rough, realistic, bleak, bloody ...
Plot: yakuza, gangsters, life is a bitch, rivalry, criminal heroes, crimes, gang, criminal's revenge, drug abuse, addiction, psychopath, violence ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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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, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: yakuza, vengeance, gangsters, rivalry, crimes, murder, violence, martial arts, sexploitation, monster, organized crime, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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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, psychological, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, crimes, village, gangsters, chase, save the day, corporation, farming, escaped prisoner, farmer, criminal's revenge, master criminal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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, realistic ...
Plot: crimes, hitman, mystery, special agents, law enforcement, murder, rivalry, swat team, armed forces, criminal heroes, fbi agent, psychopath ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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: suspenseful, captivating, rough, serious, bleak ...
Plot: gangsters, crimes, gang, rivalry, debt, ambition, director, murder, gang war, financial problem, right hand man, rise and fall ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: seoul, korea, asia, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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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, psychological, tense, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, adopted son, police, parents and children, crimes, rivalry, dishonesty, escapades, law enforcement, fighting crime, murder, godfather ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%