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Ambition Without Honor 2 (1997)
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Ambition Without Honor 2 (1997)
Original name: Jingi naki yabô 2
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A sequel in name only, Ambition Without Honor 2 follows Tetsuya, a young yakuza, who returns to his family after his adoptive father is wounded in an attack from a rival gang. In his battle against dishonorable enemies and corrupt yakuza politics, he makes an unlikely ally in a rebel cop .
Plot: yakuza, organized crime

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, tense and exciting films with plots about yakuza, organized crime, revenge, murder, violence, gangsters and martial arts mostly in Action, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Ambition Without Honor 2: Fatal Blade (2000), Outrage Coda (2017), Beyond Outrage (2012), Wandering Ginza Butterfly (1972), The Outsider (2018). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Yakuza Papers, Vol. 3: Proxy War (1973)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The film is set in 1960, fifteen years after the end of the end of World War II. Shozo Hirono (Bunta Sugawara), the protagonist of the first film in the series, has managed to separate from the Yamamori family, create his own small family, and ...
Plot: hitman, gang war, yakuza, betrayal, violence, murder, beating, police officer, evil man, blood, gangster, gangsters
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Fatal Blade (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: East meets West as the Japanese Yakuza battle drug lords and the LAPD in the streets of Los Angeles...
Style: tense, exciting, captivating, suspense
Plot: yakuza, martial arts, hitman, organized crime, katana, police officer, katana sword, bare breasts, revenge, sex, nudity (full frontal - brief)
Place: los angeles, japan
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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, exciting, tense, disturbing
Audience: boys' night
Plot: yakuza, crime boss, organized crime, murder, brutality, mafia, violence, hitman, danger, survival, gunfight, death ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan
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Beyond Outrage (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 112 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, rough, realistic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: yakuza, gangsters, gang war, criminal heroes, crime, crimes, law enforcement, deadly, danger, rivalry, elimination, power struggle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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Girl Boss Blues: Queen Bee's Counterattack (1971)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In the 1970s, the Japanese youth emancipation also found it's way into the yakuza (crime) societies. A Girl Boss may have a choice between bikes, and between boyfriends. But she has to defend her choices the hard way, as her triumph and power ...
Plot: yakuza, girl gang, cliff, single parent, rival, rivals, car chase, motorcycle, ransom, pantyhose, female stockinged legs, kidnapping ...
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Wandering Ginza Butterfly (1972)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Gang leader Nami (cult film legend Meiko Kaji) kills a member of a yakuza group and goes away to prison. Upon her release three years later, she’s a shamed woman confined to living in the shadowy world of sex clubs and street gangs. She returns to ...
Plot: street gang, heroine, smoking, teddy bear, crying woman, sword, mini skirt, swimming pool, gambling, billiards, yakuza, female stockinged legs ...
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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: prison, yakuza, mob boss, mob hit, murder, mafia, gunfight, liver, political party, gang war, arrest, corruption
Place: japan
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Yakuza-Busting Girls: Final Death-Ride Battle (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The story is about a woman named Asami who is tortured and left for dead by a Yakuza group, only they failed to finish her off, and she staggers back from the grave, literally. Bruised and battered, Asami seeks refuge at her old gang until such time ...
Plot: sword, gun, organized crime, revenge, rose, gore, dismemberment, torture, sword fight, gang war, street fight, woman fights a man ...
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The Yakuza Papers, Vol. 4: Police Tactics (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 101 min.
Story: As Japan gears up for the 1964 Olympic games, the cops start to crack down under pressure from the public and the press, adding a new dimension in the war for power among the yakuza families of Hiroshima. Akira Kobayashi's Takeda tries to keep ...
Plot: yakuza, murder, police, gang war, mob boss, mafia, shot to death, arrest, violence
Place: hiroshima japan
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The Outsider (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A former American G.I. joins a yakuza family after his release from prison in post-World War II Osaka.
Style: realistic, suspense, suspenseful, intense, tense ...
Plot: yakuza, organized crime, prison, rivalry, mob boss, danger, crimes, rise and fall, dishonesty, drug traffic, smuggling, anti heroes ...
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The Honored Priest: Confession of a Samurai (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An Orthodox priest, Father Nikolay, the brother of a Yakuza boss, is drawn into in a mob war in Japan. He escapes to the small Russian village of Glubokoe, where he finds that war has found him again.
Plot: priest, russian mafia, martial arts, brother brother relationship, small town, corruption, yakuza
Place: russia, japan
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Mass (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 162 min.
Story: Mass (Akkineni Nagarjuna) is an orphan, who bonds well with his landlord's son Adi (Sunil). He is behind a collegian Anjali (Jyothika) who happens to be the daughter of Vizag city's mafia don Satya (Raghuvaran). This restricts her from ...
Plot: friend, chase, flashback, friendship, avenger, criminal gang, orphan, organized crime, mafia, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, neighbor, death ...
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Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart to Hades (1972)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In the third film of the Lone Wolf and Cub series, Ogami Itto volunteers to be tortured by Yakuza to save a prostitute and is hired by their leader to kill an evil chamberlain.
Style: stylized, talky, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
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Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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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, robbery, yakuza, sibling relationship, funeral, rat, cigar smoking, drugs, deception, murder, existentialism, police ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 110 min.
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Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
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Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 116 min.
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Country: Japan
Duration: 94 min.
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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 ...
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Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan
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Mad Dog Coll (1992)
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Style: rough, realistic, exciting, serious, brutal ...
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Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
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