Movies like Crying Freeman 2: Shades of Death, Part 1

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Crying Freeman 2: Shades of Death, Part 1 (1989)
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Crying Freeman 2: Shades of Death, Part 1 (1989)
Original name: Crying フリーマン2 風声鶴唳
Genre: Animation, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 60 min.
Story: With the blessing of the 108 Dragons, Yo and Emu marry and receive new names, Ron Tayan and Fu Ching Ran. The elders send them to Macau to find out who's behind a new attack. Fu is kidnaped; at the same time, Baya San (the huge granddaughter of the 108 Dragons' aged leaders) demands to be the next head of the gang, not Ron. The childish Baya San has joined forces with the Macau gang, in league with the American mob. A surprise visitor from the US arrives where Fu is being held captive. Can Ron rescue her, find the traitor within the 108 Dragons, defeat his enemies, and bring discipline to Baya San? He must still face the angry and deadly girlfriend of the American visitor.
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, dragon, sea, submarine, airplane, killer, fight, vengeance, karate, dead man, car, island, bodyguard, tiger, violence, assassin, hotel, hitman, truck, death, female nudity, gambling, criminal, water ...
Place: china, hong kong, macau

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Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 60 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Golgo 13: Queen Bee (1998)
Genre: Animation, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 57 min.
Story: Based on Takao Saito's graphic novel, Golgo 13 is Japan's most celebrated and notorious assassin, and a man as adept with a rifle as he is with the ladies. He meets his match here in Queen Bee, the leader of a South American liberation ...
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Place: japan, asia, venezuela
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Professional: Golgo 13 (1983)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Indestructible to his enemies and irresistible to women, the professional assassin codenamed Golgo 13 is shrouded in mystery and anonymity. If you're on his hit list, you're already dead. Always hired on his reputation alone, Golgo never ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
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Country: Japan
Duration: 46 min.
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Golgo 13 (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
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Story: Golgo 13 is not his real name. Then again, neither is Duke Togo, Tadashi Togo, or any number of the aliases he goes by. A man of mystery, not even the world’s most prominent intelligence agencies can determine who Golgo really is, or just where he ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
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Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 (2012)
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Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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TV show
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Black Jack: The Movie (1996)
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