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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: rough, offbeat, serious, suspenseful, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, betrayal, yakuza, revenge, gangsters, crimes, androids and robots, gang, heroes, superhuman powers, crime, life is a bitch, mad scientist, danger, imaginary, escapades, criminal heroes, future dystopia, gory, disorder, deadly, rivalry, master villain, 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, deadly, gangsters and gang mostly in Crime, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like Full Metal Yakuza: Shinjuku Triad Society (1995), Dead or Alive: Final (2002), Dead or Alive (1999), Deadly Outlaw: Rekka (2002), Darkman III: Die Darkman Die (1996). 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, suspenseful, serious, bleak ...
Plot: murder, police corruption, police detective, chase, danger, drug dealing, law enforcement, hitman, gangsters, master criminal, gory, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia, taiwan, taipei
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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: exciting, serious, suspenseful, stylized, rough ...
Plot: martial arts, betrayal, pregnancy, violence, gun, drug overdose, children, blood, robot, sunglasses, crime, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, future
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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, psychological, rough, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: massacre, stripper, yakuza, gangsters, vengeance, gory, crime, chases and races, contests and competitions, crimes, gays and lesbians, surgery ...
Time: 90s
Place: taiwan, japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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: suspenseful, serious, stylized, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, danger, vengeance, murder, betrayal, criminal's revenge, assassination attempt, psychopath, law enforcement, gang, vigilantism, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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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: stylized, suspenseful, serious, rough
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, experiment, drug lord, secret agents, heroic mission, escapades, experiment gone awry, good versus evil, vengeance, rivalry, dishonesty, fighting crime ...
Time: 1990s
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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, futuristic, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, telephone conversation, rooftop, superhuman powers, androids and robots, vengeance, society, urban, rivalry, fighting crime, heroes, deadly ...
Place: tokyo, asia, japan
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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, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prostitute, gang, friendship, urban ghetto, life is a bitch, down on your luck, crimes, urban ghetto life, village, racism, heist, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, japan, tokyo
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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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gambling, yakuza, criminal heroes, crimes, crime, chases and races, dishonesty, gangsters, heroes, intrigue, drug dealing ...
Time: 70s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, gang, danger, obsession, rivalry, chase, hitman, martial arts, vigilantism, on the run, deadly, gangsters ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: japan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, bleak, stylized ...
Plot: women in prison, vengeance, prison, first sex, deadly, woman in danger, danger, prison life, rivalry, criminal heroes, corrupt law enforcer, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, dark humor, suspenseful, serious, surreal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, martial arts, school, teenage life, gangsters, rivalry, high school life, vengeance, high school, gang, crime, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia
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55%
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: suspenseful, stylized, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, undercover, uninhibited rivalry, imaginary, heroic mission, chases and races, master villain, escapades, secret agents, gang, mad scientist, good versus evil ...
Time: 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, suspenseful, serious, stylized, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, leadership, heroes, criminal's revenge, friendship, rivalry, law enforcement, danger, betrayal, addiction, gang, undercover ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: bleak, serious, suspenseful, futuristic, rough
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: sex, police officer killed, martial arts, gory, rivalry, mad scientist, congress, law enforcement, superhuman powers, master villain, technology gone awry, androids and robots ...
Time: future
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, captivating, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friendship, cigar smoking, death, shooting, sunglasses, massacre, violence, yakuza, friends, crime, island, danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: exciting, rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, drug dealer, murder, police, criminal heroes, crime, crimes, gang, vengeance, dishonesty, gangsters, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: bleak, serious, realistic, rough
Plot: yakuza, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, crimes, down on your luck, lone wolves, drug abuse, criminal's revenge, deadly, gangsters, rivalry, crime ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, stylized, sexual, futuristic ...
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Time: 80s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
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Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, tense, rough
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: disturbing, serious, suspenseful, realistic, scary ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa
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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, bleak, suspenseful, stylized, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, bank, mad scientist, terrorism, society, apocalypse, rivalry, deadly, life is a bitch, future dystopia, androids and robots, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: manhattan new york city, new york
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Bride of Re-Animator (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Herbert West once again revives the dead. This time, he brings Dan's ex-girlfriend's heart back inside a 'perfect' body. Dr. Hill returns as the evil nemesis who lost his head.
Style: scary, humorous, rough, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
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Time: 80s
Place: massachusetts, usa, peru
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Blind Man's Bluff (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 111 min.
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Style: dark humor, realistic, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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: realistic, serious, stylized, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, murder, rape, prison, yakuza, survival, vengeance, gangsters, gory, tough heroes, crime, crimes ...
Time: 70s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: rough, psychological, realistic, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: gang, nihilism, punk, suicide, gun, social decay, rivalry, bait, vigilantism, on the run, psychopath, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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: murder, gang, vengeance, kidnapping, master villain, escapades, crimes, chases and races, rivalry, supernatural ability, heroes, deadly ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Monument Ave. (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Bobby O'Grady a low level member of a Boston Irish gang run by Jackie O'Hara. Jackie demands absolute, total loyalty to him. When Jackie kills one of Bobby's buddies, Teddy, Bobby and others have to keep it an absolute secret, even ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, dark, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, betrayal, gangsters, crime, vengeance, criminal's revenge, investigation, rivalry, police corruption, drug dealing, dishonesty, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, ireland, usa, europe, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Alive (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Tenshu is imprisoned and sentenced to death for murdering the men who raped his girlfriend. However, he manages to survive his execution and is presented with an option: face another execution attempt or subject himself to their bizarre and ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, bleak, rough
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: prison, electric chair, adventure, anti heroes, master villain, crimes, imaginary, life is a bitch, chases and races, space and aliens, deadly, future dystopia ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Severed Ties (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A regeneration experiment on a severed arm goes awry, turning the limb into a murderous, reptilian creature.
Style: rough, scary, suspenseful, serious, bleak ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: mad scientist, face ripped off, experiment gone awry, cons and scams, escapades, crimes, danger, imaginary, chases and races, rivalry, supernatural, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Adam Chaplin (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Horror
Country: Italy, USA, UK
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Set in the fictional country of Heaven Valley, the film is the story of a man, Adam, who following the suspicious death of his wife begins to investigate her murder and in doing so, discovers the involvement of local mafia boss: Denny Richards. ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, disturbing, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, danger, curses spells and rituals, superhuman powers, deal with the devil, gangsters, crimes, anti heroes, life is a bitch, vengeance, deadly, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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