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Full Metal Yakuza (1997)
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Full Metal Yakuza (1997)
Original name: FULL METAL 極道
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After being brutally murdered in a gangster-style execution, Kensuke Hagane (Tsuyoshi Ujiki) finds himself brought back to life by a mad scientist and rebuilt as a robot-human hybrid with a serious thirst for vengeance and the tools to carry it out. Takashi Miike directs this action-packed sci-fi thriller that takes its cues from the more mainstream Robocop but amps up the violence for maximum effect.
Style: offbeat, serious, rough, stylized, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: yakuza, revenge, vengeance, betrayal, androids and robots, gory, gang, crime, gangsters, master villain, superhuman powers, future dystopia, criminal heroes, crimes, imaginary, rivalry, mad scientist, danger, deadly, escapades, heroes, disorder, life is a bitch, rape, scientist ...
Time: 90s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, rough and realistic films with plots about rivalry, crimes, vengeance, violence, crime, gangsters and gang mostly in Crime, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like Full Metal Yakuza: Shinjuku Triad Society (1995), Dead or Alive (1999), Dead or Alive: Final (2002), Deadly Outlaw: Rekka (2002), Ley Lines (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Shinjuku Triad Society (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The film is based around the interactions of a triad group with a police officer as well as opposing yakuza organizations. When the younger brother to a renegade police officer becomes the lawyer to the triad group, an argument between the two leads ...
Style: rough, dark humor, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: chase, police corruption, murder, police detective, gangsters, gory, crime, master criminal, violence spree, chases and races, crimes, danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia, taiwan, taipei
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95%
Dead or Alive (1999)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Ryūichi and his small gang of Triad vie for control of the Japanese underworld in a crime-ridden Shinjuku quarter while Detective Jojima tries to bring it down. Jojima attempts to start a gang war between the Triad and yakuza. Ryūichi and Jojima ...
Style: stylized, rough, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: yakuza, gangsters, gory, stripper, massacre, crime, vengeance, gang, undercover agent, hoodlum, police officer, drug dealing ...
Time: 90s
Place: taiwan, japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Dead or Alive: Final (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Set in a post apocalyptic Yokohama where the population is kept under rigid control by a homosexual megalomaniac mayor. The citizens are administered drugs to suppress heterosexual urges. Officer Takeshi Honda (Riki Takeuchi) is a hard boiled cop ...
Style: serious, rough, stylized, futuristic, dark humor ...
Plot: martial arts, robot, sunglasses, blood, gun, violence, drug overdose, children, betrayal, pregnancy, police investigation, crime ...
Time: contemporary, future
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Deadly Outlaw: Rekka (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After Kunisada's Yakuza leader and father figure is brutally murdered, he and his best friend go on a two-man mission to avenge his death, killing other Yakuza leaders leading to a final confrontation by the old man's killers..
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, vengeance, murder, hitman, danger, martial arts, crime, criminal heroes, police investigation, criminal's revenge, gang, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Ley Lines (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The story follows a trio of Japanese youths of Chinese descent who escape their semi-rural upbringing and relocate to Shinjuku, Tokyo, where they befriend a troubled Shanghai prostitute and fall foul of a local crime syndicate. Like many of ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, prostitute, friendship, juvenile delinquency, crime, going straight, village, urban ghetto life, crimes, urban ghetto, society, suburbs ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Darkman III: Die Darkman Die (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Darkman, needing money to continue his experiments on synthetic skin, steals a crate of cash from drug lord Peter Rooker...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, stylized
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: drug lord, experiment, superhero, master villain, gory, secret agents, secret identity, superhuman powers, fighting crime, rescue, vengeance, heroic mission ...
Time: 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Tetsuo II: Body Hammer (1992)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Tetsuo II: Body Hammer is a 1992 Japanese science fiction/horror film directed by Shinya Tsukamoto. It is a bigger-budget reworking of the same director's 1989 movie Tetsuo: The Iron Man, utilizing similar themes and ideas to the earlier film ...
Style: surreal, rough, futuristic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, rooftop, telephone conversation, kidnapping, superhuman powers, gang, vengeance, master villain, urban, superhero, fighting crime, apocalypse ...
Place: tokyo, asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Fudoh: The New Generation (1996)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In order to settle a business dispute, a mob leader murders one of his own teenage sons. The surviving son vows to avenge his brother's death, and organizes his own gang of teenage killers to destroy his father's organization.
Style: rough, surreal, dark humor, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, school, murder, crime, criminal's revenge, gang, gangsters, vengeance, high school, crimes, deadly, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, yakuza, gambling, gory, criminal heroes, crime, criminal's revenge, samurai, eroticism, gang, gangsters, drug dealing ...
Time: 70s
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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, serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, gang, lone wolves, martial arts, manhunt, crime, obsession, chases and races, deadly, rivalry, criminal heroes, gangsters ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: japan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Robotrix (1991)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A mad scientist transfers his mind to a wicked robot, which then embarks on a program of kidnaping, rape and murder, during which a female detective is killed. To fight the robot, the police woman's corpse is then made into a robotrix.
Style: futuristic, serious, rough, bleak, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: sex, police officer killed, martial arts, gory, androids and robots, mad scientist, female protagonist, resurrection, escapades, imaginary, rivalry, a.i. ...
Time: future
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Essex Boys (2000)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Billy has just scored an entry-level position with the local crime cartel. His first job is to mind Jason, a newly released thug with a vicious temper. Jason thinks it's his job to teach Billy about crime, drugs and women. Little does he know ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, murder, drug dealer, drug dealing, crime, gang, gangsters, vengeance, criminal heroes, crimes, rivalry, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Female Prisoner #701: Scorpion (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After being cruelly set up by a crooked detective named Sugimi (Isao Natsuyagi), whom she loved, Nami Matsushima (aka Matsu the Scorpion) (Meiko Kaji) is sentenced to do hard time in a women's prison, which is run by sadistic and horny male ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, bleak, stylized ...
Plot: vengeance, women in prison, prison, prison life, life is a bitch, crime, confined, crimes, criminal heroes, fugitives, uninhibited rivalry, woman in danger ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Return to a Better Tomorrow (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An adventure that delves into the dark caverns of the underworld and tells the tale of three chivalrous gangsters who attempt to escape the powerful clutch of their gang leader.
Style: rough, serious, stylized, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, criminal's revenge, crime, gang, gangsters, tough law enforcer, betrayal, fighting crime, vengeance, friendship, working undercover, hitman ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Dead or Alive 2 (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two contract killers cross paths in the middle of the same job and realize they are childhood friends. Together they take a break from killing and visit the small island they once called home. After reflecting on their past lives they decided to ...
Style: dark humor, serious, rough, realistic, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: massacre, sunglasses, shooting, yakuza, cigar smoking, death, violence, friendship, gangsters, crime, drug dealing, rape ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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
Plot: yakuza, gangsters, crime, criminal heroes, crimes, rivalry, criminal's revenge, gang, lone wolves, addiction, down on your luck, drug abuse ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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: rough, serious, stylized, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, yakuza, rape, prison, murder, gory, gangsters, crime, street life, tough heroes, criminal heroes, crimes ...
Time: 70s
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Bonded by Blood (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In 1995, drug suppliers and career criminals Tony Tucker, Patrick Tate and Craig Rolfe were blasted to death by a shot gun whilst waiting in a Range Rover in Rettendon, Essex. The film charts their rise to become the most prolific dealers and feared ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, criminal heroes, gang, gangsters, rise and fall, vengeance, ambition, crimes, rivalry, betrayal, drug dealing, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Darkman II: The Return of Durant (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Darkman and Durant return and they hate each other as much as ever. This time, Durant has plans to take over the city's drug trade using high-tech weaponry. Darkman must step in and try to stop Durant once and for all.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, stylized
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, good versus evil, laboratory, criminal's revenge, experiment, master villain, secret agents, secret identity, superhuman powers, fighting crime, race against time, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Blind Man's Bluff (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Sergei and Simon have to deliver a suitcase full of heroin to Mikhalych or else they will be killed. There is one minor detail: the only problem-solving technique they are familiar with is a shot in the head. There are more than 20 Russian-movie ...
Style: dark humor, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, hitman, drug dealing, criminal's revenge, crime gone awry, police corruption, crimes, frame up, rivalry, disorder, gangsters, society ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Bullet Ballet (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After his girlfriend commits suicide, a man (Shinya Tsukamoto) becomes embroiled in gang warfare attempting to obtain a gun in hopes to kill himself.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, tense ...
Plot: suicide, gun, punk, nihilism, gang, vengeance, vigilantism, revenge, neo-noir, violence spree, crime, obsession ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Tetsuo, the Iron Man (1989)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 67 min.
Story: Tetsuo: The Iron Man is a 1989 Japanese cyberpunk film by cult-film director Shinya Tsukamoto produced by Japan Home Video. This, his third film, is an extremely graphic but also strikingly-filmed fantasy shot in the same low-budget, ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, futuristic, serious, sexual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: metal, transformation, gore, superhuman powers, hit and run, androids and robots, gory, factory, mad scientist, fetishism, urban, zombie ...
Time: 80s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Hitman (1998)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Financially troubled, a newbie hitman reluctantly takes the job of finding the plotted killer of a Japanese tycoon.
Style: suspenseful, serious, stylized, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination, hitman, martial arts, yakuza, revenge, crime, track down, vengeance, competition, crimes, deadly, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Eve of Destruction (1991)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Eve is a military robot made to look exactly like her creator, Dr. Eve Simmons. When she is damaged during a bank robbery, the robot becomes an unstoppable killing machine. Colonel Jim McQuade is assigned to stop the robot and with the help from Dr. ...
Style: futuristic, serious, rough, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bank, chase, a.i., androids and robots, master villain, terrorism, mad scientist, superhuman powers, man versus machine, race against time, save the world, apocalypse ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The City of Lost Souls (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 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: stylized, realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: brazilian, kidnapping, gangsters, martial arts, criminal heroes, crime, criminal's revenge, gang, master criminal, tough law enforcer, chase, drug dealing ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Showdown in Little Tokyo (1991)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: An American with a Japanese upbringing, Chris Kenner is a police officer assigned to the Little Tokyo section of Los Angeles. Kenner is partnered with Johnny Murata, a Japanese-American who isn't in touch with his roots. Despite their ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, yakuza, samurai sword, samurai, rescue, vengeance, crime, gang, partners against crime, culture clash, tough law enforcer, gangsters ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: los angeles, tokyo, asia, usa, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Villa Captive (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 79 min.
Story: A young actress seeking a life away from adult movies moves to Florida insearch of a new identity. Her newfound peace is shattered when local thugsrecognize her.
Style: serious, disturbing, realistic, suspenseful, scary ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: vengeance, rape, danger, murder, violence spree, crime, sexual abuse, woman in danger, deadly, crimes, rivalry, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Crossfire (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Junko was born with a type of ESP called pyrokinesis which she can use to incinerate anyone and anything at will. Junko is secretly in love with Kazuki, a young man who works with her. His sister is killed and a boy named Masaki suspected but the ...
Style: suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, murder, good versus evil, master villain, female protagonist, supernatural ability, vengeance, crimes, danger, deadly, escapades, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Ichi the Killer (2001)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan, Hong Kong
Duration: 129 min.
Story: As sadomasochistic yakuza enforcer Kakihara searches for his missing boss he comes across Ichi, a repressed and psychotic killer who may be able to inflict levels of pain that Kakihara has only dreamed of.
Style: dark humor, disturbing, stylized, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gore, martial arts, hitman, pain, masochist, dominatrix, blade, gory, gangsters, gang, vengeance, s&m ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Stray Cat Rock: Sex Hunter (1970)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Mako and her girl friends enter a dispute with rival street gangsters The Eagles, a band of racist macho pigs led by the evil Baron, who hate half-breeds (descendents of afro-American and Japanese couples). When one of the girls start dating a ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, stylized, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, crime, rock, juvenile delinquency, vengeance, crimes, youth, gangsters, music band, vigilantism, rivalry, society ...
Time: 60s
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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