Movies like Pigs and Battleships

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Pigs and Battleships (1961)
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Pigs and Battleships (1961)
Original name: 豚と軍艦
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In the city of Yokosuka, Kinta and his lover Haruko, both involved with yakuza, brave the post-occupation period with a goal to be together.
Plot: yakuza, poverty, pig, u.s. navy, post war japan, pregnancy, sailor, truck, male female relationship, prostitution, jazz, taxi, tattoo, post war, pregnant woman, nightclub, abortion, starvation, women fight, corpse, black market, stealing money, extortion, social satire, arrest ...
Place: japan

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Most similar movies to Pigs and Battleships

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, stylized and humorous films with plots about yakuza, gangsters, crimes, violence, murder, rivalry and danger mostly in Action, Crime and Comedy genres. Some movies like Pigs and Battleships: First Love (2019), Sonatine (1993), Tokyo Drifter (1966), XX: Beautiful Beast (1995), The Fable (2019). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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First Love (2019)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: Japan, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A young boxer and a call girl get caught up in a drug-smuggling scheme over the course of one night in Tokyo.
Style: captivating, disturbing, psychological, uplifting
Plot: prostitute, yakuza, call girl, drugs, police officer, murder, boxing match, boxer, love affair, hopes, escapades, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo
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95%
 7.5
 21K
Sonatine (1993)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Kitano plays Murakawa, a Tokyo yakuza tiring of gangster life. Along with a few of his henchmen, he is sent by his boss to Okinawa to help end a gang war, supposedly to mediate between two warring clans. He finds that the dispute between the clans ...
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: beach, yakuza, gang war, gangsters, criminal heroes, gang, dark humor, crimes, rivalry, strong violent content, uninhibited rivalry, sumo ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, okinawa japan, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Tokyo Drifter (1966)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: Japan
Duration: 82 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: surreal, experimental, realistic, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: bar fight, gangsters, betrayal, nightclub, hitman, yakuza, friends, dark humor, heroes, dishonesty, criminal heroes, going straight ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
XX: Beautiful Beast (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A hit-woman goes after the Japanese mafia with a mad-on after her sister is killed. Beautiful, seductive Ran (Kaori Shimamura) harbors a secret: By night, she's the deadly assassin known as the Black Orchid. Her newest assignment started as an ...
Plot: yakuza, assassin, female assassin, gangsters, sex, torture, mutilation, bondage, girls with guns, gore, urination
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Sailor Suit and Machine Gun: Graduation (2016)
Genre: Action, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Izumi Hoshi (Kanna Hashimoto) is senior in high school, but she led a small yakuza group in her past. After killing her uncle's murderer with a machine gun, her yakuza group disbanded. Izumi now lives an ordinary life as a high school student ...
Plot: yakuza, female yakuza, gang war, student, gangster boss, drugs, drug use, japanese girl, japanese teenager, jailbait, gangsters, sexy teenager ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Yakuza Papers, Vol. 5: Final Episode (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Battles Without Honor and Humanity: Final Episode is part five and the final installation of a series of yakuza films directed by Kinji Fukasaku. In the wake of a big police crackdown, Akira Kobayashi's icily sun- glassed Takeda attempts to ...
Plot: yakuza, prison, murder, mob hit, mafia, mob boss, gunfight, political party, gang war, arrest, corruption, liver
Place: japan, hiroshima japan
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62%
 6.4
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The Fable (2019)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Fable is a legendary yakuza hitman equal to none—but his boss orders him and his sultry associate to lay low and learn how to live a "normal life" in Osaka.
Style: feel good, entertaining, humorous, captivating
Plot: yakuza, hitman, office, gang, contract, swashbuckler, employer employee relationship, killer, crime boss, relationships, changing lives, assassin ...
Place: japan, osaka japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Wolves, Pigs & Men (1964)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Sabu and his pals hold a pauper's funeral for Sabu's mother. His brother Jiro arrives home, fresh out of jail, and Sabu pointedly states that Jiro is not invited. Jiro meanwhile is planning a big job - steal 40 million in cash and drugs, ...
Plot: torture, yakuza, robbery, sibling relationship, released from prison, slum, poverty, drugs, murder, gunfight, police, teenager ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 6.3
 3K
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, tense, disturbing, captivating, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: yakuza, organized crime, crime boss, mafia, gunfight, survival, murder, brutality, violence, hitman, death, death threat ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.1
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Crows Zero (2007)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: Japan
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The students of Suzuran High compete for the King of School title. An ex-graduate yakuza is sent to kill the son of a criminal group, but he can't make himself to do it as he reminds him of his youth.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, captivating, semi serious, rough ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: gang war, gang, rivalry, gangsters, teenage life, high school, youth, crimes, friendship, high school life, juvenile delinquency, troublemaker ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.3
 2K
Monday (2000)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A simple funeral turns a man's world upside down.
Style: captivating, humorous, atmospheric, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: gangsters, life turned upside down, gang, crimes, memory loss, dark humor, disorder, yakuza, chase, coincidence, assassination, alternate reality ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: surreal, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, martial arts, school, yakuza, dark humor, high school, teenage life, vengeance, high school life, criminal's revenge, rivalry, gangsters ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.2
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Cops vs. Thugs (1975)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: Japan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In at least 6 movies by director Kinji Fukasaku, Bunta Sugawara played a yakuza thug. This time, he carries a badge but his character hasn't lost his distaste for double-dealing bosses and authority figures who are out to cover their own butts. ...
Plot: yakuza, police, rough sex, gangsters, nightclub, corrupt cop, violence, male nudity, organized crime, police corruption, murder, interrogation ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
A Taxing Woman's Return (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Japan
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Ryoko Itakura returns as the government tax agent willing to tackle the toughest cases. This time she takes on a fanatical but lucrative religious cult run by a vile lecher.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: society, crimes, gangsters, track down, dishonesty, satire, conspiracy, cons and scams, student life, culture clash, who done it, sex ...
Time: 80s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: yakuza, gangsters, gang war, criminal heroes, rivalry, law enforcement, crimes, elimination, power struggle, police, organized crime, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: gangsters, gambling, yakuza, graphic violence, criminal heroes, crimes, rivalry, gang, dishonesty, femme fatale, mysterious character, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Why Don't You Play in Hell? (2013)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In Japan, gonzo filmmakers hatch a three-pronged plan to save an actress's career, end a yakuza war and make a hit movie.
Style: humorous, rough, semi serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: yakuza, filmmaking, gang war, parents and children, uninhibited rivalry, vengeance, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes, crimes, rivalry, love and romance, gang ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Kaizokuban Bootleg Film (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Two best friends—Tatsuo, a retiring Yakuza member, and Kiyoshi, a cop—travel to the funeral of a woman they both loved.
Plot: yakuza, dark humor, police officer, corpse, gangsters, road trip, funeral, postmodernism, body in a trunk, gunshot
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Postman Blues (1997)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Sawaki is a postman who's not quite thrilled about his boring way of life. But his life is about to change when he delivers mail to his old schoolmate Noguchi, who's now a member of the Yakuza, the Japanese Mafia, and just finished cutting ...
Style: exciting, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: postman, yakuza, dull life, disorder, crimes, dishonesty, love and romance, chase, gangsters, unfulfillment, workplace, track down ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: realistic, exciting, semi serious, humorous, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: law enforcement, disorder, gangsters, fighting crime, crimes, murder, fish out of water, rivalry, martial arts, rescue, yakuza, female nudity ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Muggers (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When two medical students find themselves dangerously indebted to a sadistic loan shark, they become embroiled in an illicit black-market organ transplant scam in order to save their lives. 'Muggers' is a twisted, hilarious, pitch-black ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, absurd, realistic
Plot: medical student, unlikely criminals, gambling, dark humor, doctors and patients, black market, poverty, doctor, nurse, organ donation, vengeance, couples ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Truck Rascals (1975)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The first of many movies featuring the lighthearted adventures of two truck drivers. Momojiro and his best friend Kinzo take to the road on their cargo trucks impressing each other with their skills in driving fast and evading the police while ...
Plot: car, male female relationship, unrequited love, truck, child abandonment, abandoned by father, truck driver, car accident, convoy, truck stop
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Bloody Territories (1969)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: Japan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A once-powerful yakuza clan disbands as a result of a police crackdown, but one small group refuses to bow to police pressure, and launches a campaign to take over Tokyo's drug, prostitution, and gambling rackets. Someone wants to stop them. Is ...
Plot: lesbian sex, revenge, yakuza, syndicate, cheating, bloodbath, lesbianism, lesbian, infidelity, gambling, gang war, self sacrifice ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 7.8
 4K
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: neo noir, serious, realistic, tense, stylized ...
Plot: gambling, gambler, released from prison, yakuza, police raid, ex convict, unfulfillment, dishonesty, gangsters, crimes, ambition, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, life is a bitch, drug abuse, addiction, rivalry, criminal heroes, gangsters, crimes, gang, criminal's revenge, attempted murder, psychopath ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Yakuza Wives (1986)
Genre: Crime
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: While her husband is in prison doing time, Tamaki, the wife of a yakuza capo, runs her spouse’s gang with an iron hand. Meanwhile, Makoto, her younger sister, marries a member of a rival band after being raped by him. The two sisters, united by ...
Plot: female yakuza, yakuza, girl fight, released from prison, murder, female nudity, fight, violence, tattoo, prison, marriage, love ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.2
 9K
The Yakuza (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Harry Kilmer returns to Japan after several years in order to rescue his friend George's kidnapped daughter - and ends up on the wrong side of the Yakuza, the notorious Japanese mafia...
Style: neo noir, tense, realistic, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: yakuza, kidnapping, gangsters, crimes, friendship, culture clash, rescue, mafia, haunted by the past, rivalry, male female relationship, war veteran ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, post world war two, 80s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, kyoto japan, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Return of the Sister Street Fighter (1975)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: Japan
Duration: 77 min.
Story: She returns for more street fighting.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, exciting, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, karate, crimes, heroes, master warrior, rivalry, rescue, yakuza, street fighter, female yakuza, violence, danger
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: japan, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: not serious, realistic, captivating, exciting, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, gangsters, private detective, heist, working undercover, hidden identity, fighting crime, crimes, dishonesty, dark humor, disorder, reporter ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.5
 55K
Taxi 2 (2000)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A cabdriver and a cop race to Paris to rescue a love interest and the Japanese minister of defense from kidnappers.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, exciting, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: car chase, yakuza, chase, gang, taxi, taxi driver, rescue, hostage, police investigation, friends, silly humor, heroic mission ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: france, paris france, europe, marseille, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%