Movies like The Love Suicides at Sonezaki

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The Love Suicides at Sonezaki (1978)
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The Love Suicides at Sonezaki (1978)
Original name: 曽根崎心中
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Suicide has long been used as a form of social protest in Japan. In this film, set in 1703, samurai culture is being transformed by the emergence of a new merchant class. Elements of the social contract are beginning to unravel, and some unscrupulous people took undue advantage of these changes before the social order was re-created. In this story, a rich merchant gives his clerk an I.O.U. instead of wages. When the impoverished clerk presents the paper to the merchant at the agreed upon time asking for payment, the man flies into a rage and pretends he never wrote it and claims the clerk is trying to defraud him. Then he sets his henchmen on the clerk to administer a beating.
Plot: love, samurai, prostitute, religion, bodyguard, violence, suicide, injustice, philosophy, cheating, honor, blood, corpse, ritual, merchant, dignity, beating, uncle niece relationship, infamy, clerk, double suicide
Time: 1700s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and rough films with plots about love, violence, female nudity, murder, death, blood and suicide mostly in Drama, Crime and Romance genres. Some movies like The Love Suicides at Sonezaki: Under the Skin (1996), The Blue Light (2003), Half Past Ten (2008), Lullaby of the Earth (1976), Cholera Street (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Under the Skin (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, Peru, Germany
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Passion, criminal instincts and traditions melt together in this film that shakes our understanding of crime.
Plot: obsession, sex, justice, small town, violence, police, prostitute, psychopath, death, murder, nudity (full frontal - brief), police officer ...
Place: peru
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The Blue Light (2003)
Genre: Drama, Crime, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Shuichi Kushimori is a 17 year old high school student who lives happily with his mother and stepsister. One day, without warning, his estranged stepfather returns home from a long absence. He quickly falls into a circle of drinking and starts ...
Plot: cyanide, poison, divorce, experiment, domestic violence, fake identity, train station, painting, tape recorder, robbery, blackmail, train ...
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Half Past Ten (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, UK
Duration: 55 min.
Story: An alcoholic married man discovers he has fallen out of love with his moody wife.
Style: erotic, homoerotic, talky, romantic, captivating ...
Plot: alcoholic, love triangle, cheating, relationship problems, forbidden love, criminal, nightclub, alcohol, tenderness, bisexuality, jealousy, murder of husband ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
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Lullaby of the Earth (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The story of an orphan girl, brought up in naive, rustic innocence by an elderly relative, who is suddenly exposed to the brutality, greed and deceptiveness of the outside world when her grandmother dies. Notwithstanding her healthy distrust of all ...
Plot: pilgrimage, man hits a woman, girl, teenager, female protagonist, caning, torture, earth, sea, venereal disease, temple, flashback ...
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The Yakuza Papers, Vol. 2: Deadly Fight in Hiroshima (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, History
Country: Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Repeatedly beat to a pulp by gamblers, cops, and gangsters, lone wolf Shoji Yamanaka (Kinya Kitaoji) finally finds a home as a Muraoka family hit man and falls in love with boss Muraoka's niece. Meanwhile, the ambitions of mad dog Katsutoshi ...
Plot: anti heroes, nudity (full frontal - brief), violence, psychopath, love, revenge, yakuza, anti hero, hitman, gang war, kissing, female nudity ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
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Cholera Street (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Turkey, Hungary, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The film is set in a rundown, crime ridden neighborhood of Istanbul dubbed "Cholera Street" (Kolera Sokağı). Salih is a mechanic and son of a respected barber Ali. A woman Tina arrives at Cholera street where she takes up residence and ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, revenge, gangsters, unlikely couple, society, crime, love and romance, crimes, prostitute, femme fatale, social differences, urban ghetto life ...
Time: 90s
Place: istanbul turkey, turkey
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Veneno Cura (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Portugal, Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In oPorto there is a club, Imperatriz, where everything is permitted. A moment in which all intersect in the dark night.
Plot: female director, pregnancy, anal sex, suicide, accidental death, prostitution, baby, sex, controversy, tragic love, sexual abuse, tragic romance ...
Place: portugal
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Swastika (1964)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The four principles in a love affair collide when jealousy, blackmail and suicide enter the picture.
Style: sexy
Plot: cheating wife, girlfriend girlfriend relationship, forbidden love, religious, groom, mad woman, extramarital affair, confession, female nudity, lesbianism, sex scene, suicide ...
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The Assistant (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Daniel Petrie scripted and directed this Canadian-British film, an adaptation of the memorable 1957 Brooklyn-based novel by Brooklyn-born Bernard Malamud, author of The Natural. During the Depression, drifter Frank Alpine (Gil Bellows) and hobo Ward ...
Plot: smoking, female nudity, male female relationship, studying, swastika, death, breaking and entering, religious conversion, fire, sexual assault, shoplifting, library ...
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Sex Hunter: Wet Target (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 69 min.
Story: While rotting away in jail, Okamoto learns of the death of his beloved sister, Natsuko. Violently assaulted by a group of U.S. military men during a drunken joyride, she was found dead by local authorities. Haunted by the tragedy, Okamoto escapes ...
Plot: violence, escape attempt, ear, hanged woman, spitting blood, female nudity, rape, murder, sexual assault, suicide, shooting, stripper ...
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The Petrified Forest (1973)
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Country: Japan
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Follows a young med student's relationships with two women: a dangerous affair with a childhood friend and his mother's struggle to rebuild their estranged relationship.
Plot: love, poison, adultery, cancer, female nudity, religion, manicure, doctor, mother son reunion, tumor, sick child, mother son estrangement ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.3
 43
Play It Cool (1970)
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Country: Japan
Duration: 94 min.
Story: This Japanese melodrama chronicles the exploits of a geisha's beautiful daughter. The daughter is the geisha's pride and she spares nothing to insure that she has a bright future. But the hard-working young woman's dreams of becoming ...
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Blues Harp (1998)
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Country: Japan
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Ambitious yakuza Kenji befriends harmonica-playing bartender Chuji, who moonlights as a part-time drug-dealer for the opposing gang. Their friendship is threatened by Kenji's plans for advancement, as well as by his bodyguards growing jealousy ...
Style: rough, bleak, serious, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, gangsters, danger, blues, friendship, nightclub, prostitute, unfaithful wife, crime, crimes, friends, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia, okinawa japan
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Russia
Duration: 80 min.
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Style: absurd, controversial, rough, moody, psychological ...
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39%
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
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Genre: Drama, Romance
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Duration: 97 min.
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