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Stray Cat Rock: Machine Animal (1970)
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Stray Cat Rock: Machine Animal (1970)
Original name: 野良猫ロック マシン・アニマル
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Two Japanese men help a Vietnam war deserter escape from Japan for Sweden. They plan to fund the escape by selling LSD pills. After word of the drug deal gets spread around they find themselves fending off rival gangs.
Style: psychedelic
Plot: kidnapping, lsd, drug deal, nightclub singer, girl gang, rival gang, biker gang, shot in the leg

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious and rough films with plots about kidnapping, crimes, violence, murder, rivalry, gangsters and danger mostly in Crime, Action and Drama genres. Some movies like Stray Cat Rock: Machine Animal: Zero Woman: Red Handcuffs (1974), The Last Hour (1991), Coming Out Alive (1980), Partners in Action (2002), The Yakuza (1974). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: girl gang, yakuza, rivals, kidnapping, motorcycle, single parent, ransom, biker gang, car chase, female stockinged legs, pantyhose, black pantyhose ...
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Stray Cat Rock: Crazy Rider '71 (1971)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Toshiya Fujita brings the five film Stray Cat Rock series to a highly enjoyable end. Like his previous instalment, Wild Jumbo, Beat ’71 is an easy going youth drama that does not follow Yasuharu Hasebe’s wild gang film path. Instead Fujita deals ...
Plot: yakuza, hippie commune, boy, death, police, father son relationship, chase, flashback, photographer, theft, alcohol abuse, prison escape ...
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Zero Woman: Red Handcuffs (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Agent Zero (Miki Sugimoto) is a cop that uses her own methods for dealing with criminals. After she unlawfully kills a rapist in a violent fashion, she is sent to prison and stripped of her badge. But very soon after, a rich politician's ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rapist, kidnapping, chase, female assassin, yakuza, burned alive, strong female presence, missing person, rivalry, rescue, politics, heroes ...
Time: 70s
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Stray Cat Rock: Delinquent Girl Boss (1970)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The first part of the Nora-neko rokku ("Alley Cat Rock") series was originally Nikkatsu Studios' answer to the rivaling Toei Studios' Delinquent Boss series, but spawned four sequels thanks to its popularity. Onna banchô, the ...
Plot: murder, yakuza, girl gang, feminist, motorcycle chase, knife fight, motorcycle gang, gang leader, motorcycle, japanese mafia, violence, shotgun ...
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Stray Cat Rock: Sex Hunter (1970)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Mako and her girl friends enter a dispute with rival street gangsters The Eagles, a band of racist macho pigs led by the evil Baron, who hate half-breeds (descendents of afro-American and Japanese couples). When one of the girls start dating a ...
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, suspenseful, atmospheric
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, music band, youth, gang, juvenile delinquency, society, rivalry, crimes, vigilantism, vengeance, rock, street kid ...
Time: 60s
Place: japan, asia
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The Last Hour (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A former cop's ex-wife marries a stockbroker, who it turns out has cheated the Mafia out of a large sum of money. They kidnap the wife to force the husband to pay the money back. The ex-cop has to rescue her.
Plot: police shootout, female bodybuilder, kidnapping, skyscraper, ex-cop, police officer, gangsters, hostage, criminal gang, police detective, elevator, elevator shaft
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Coming Out Alive (1980)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 77 min.
Story: A woman hires a contract-killer when her ex-husband kidnaps her son.
Plot: kidnapping, terrorist, obstacle, son, father, assassin
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Partners in Action (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Drama about a former police officer who's framed for murder and a young boy who attempts to help him clear his name.
Plot: abduction, teenage boy, kidnapping, ex cop, drug bust, drug cartel, mother son relationship, fireworks
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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 ⇓
32%
Crime of Crimes (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A Latino family new to Los Angeles find itself in trouble when the husband is arrested for a murder he didn't commit. His pregnant wife winds up in the hospital, and his little daughter is kidnapped by a child molester.
Plot: ice cream, pedophile, false accusation, pedophilia, kidnapping, child molester, police, pregnant woman, latin
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G@me (2003)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A young ad executive's life has been turned upside down when a vicious client ruins his three billion yen project. Through his chance meeting with the disgruntled daughter of his enemy, he plans a vengeance scheme. The young woman agrees to ...
Plot: ransom, kidnapping, ransom demand, kidnapper
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Violent Cop (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Detective Azuma is a Dirty-Harry style rogue cop who often uses violence and unethical methods to get results.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, vengeance, police, police detective, kidnapping, police officer, drug dealer, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, dishonesty, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 80s
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Dusting Cliff 7 (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In this action adventure, a former hit woman comes out of retirement to rescue her daughter from kidnappers. The child's abductors demand that the ex-killer retrieve a highly classified document. They give the woman 24 hours to succeed. If she ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, tense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, hitman, hostage, desert, female assassin, special agents, daring rescue, espionage, confined, adventure, rivalry, heroes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Seven Hours to Judgment (1988)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A distraught husband kidnaps the judge who freed his wife's killers on insufficient evidence. He gives him seven hours to find evidence that will put them away, or he'll kill his wife.
Plot: threat to kill, computer, street gang, abduction, kidnapping, judge, husband wife relationship, coma, attempted murder, bound and gagged, strait jacket
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Code Name: Diamond Head (1977)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A failed Quinn Martin pilot for a series starring a Hawaii-based government counter intelligence agency run by the indomitable Aunt Mary. In this, his only adventure, Diamond Head has to prevent the evil Tree from stealing a deadly nerve toxin gas ...
Style: tv series pilot
Plot: spy, bio weapon, fistfight, kidnapping, attempted murder, hanging, gambling, disguise, serial killer, boat chase
Place: hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Perseguida (1991)
Genre: Drama, Action, Crime
Country: Mexico
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A journalist Lorena and her friend photographer Raul decide to try to take an interview from influential politician Hermenegildo Parra. After several unsuccessful attempts they decide to break into his house and make some photos there but when they ...
Style: political
Plot: kidnapping, politics, murder, newspaper, chase, female reporter, jail cell, jail, picture, printing press
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Kidnap (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A mother (in her Minivan) stops at nothing to recover her kidnapped son.
Style: surprise ending, realistic, suspense, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: kidnapping, strong female lead, abduction, single mother, child abduction, rescue, child in peril, track down, mercilessness, determination, female protagonist, little boy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Syndicate Sadists (1975)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A biker's brother is killed while investigating the kidnapping of a young boy, the byproduct of a war between two crime families. The biker vows to get revenge by finding the kidnapped boy and destroying the two families.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
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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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 70s
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Black Angel Vol. 1 (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Tokyo is a dark technopolis, a city of faceless chrome and cold marble. It is ruled by Nogi, a yakuza boss specializing in drugs and murder. He gained absolute power by executing the former boss and marrying his daughter, Chiaki. Only the mysterious ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
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Blood Relative (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After a botched robbery, a local crime syndicate sends a rookie enforcer to take care of a loose end. When the hit goes sideways and his civilian girlfriend ends up missing, her brother, Rodd, a mild-mannered guidance counselor, conducts an ...
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Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A man kidnaps two girls in Oregon triggering the Amber Alert system throughout many surrounding states.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense, realistic
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Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
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A Shot in the Dark (2005)
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama, Action
Country: Portugal, Brazil
Duration: 105 min.
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Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough, realistic
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Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When their daughter is kidnapped by experienced nappers (Bacon and Love), the Jennings' (Theron and Townsend) turn the tables on this seemingly foolproof plan.
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Netherlands, Belgium, UK, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The true story of the kidnapping of Freddy Heineken, the grandson of the founder of the Heineken brewery, and his driver. They were released after a ransom of 35 million Dutch guilders was paid.
Style: tense, serious, exciting, intense, suspenseful ...
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Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
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Plot: kidnapping, police chase, troubled marriage, greed, disguise, ransom, rescue, scheme, actor's life, victim, actor, scam
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Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After his best friend dies in an unexpected accident, black market dealer Young-gyu decides to wash his hands off his illegal activities and start a new life with his girlfriend Yu-ri. But his dream stalls when he learns that Yu-ri needs money for ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, rough, serious, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Liberty, Bash, and their friend Jesse served together in a war in Central America. Now Liberty and Bash work with youths, helping them stay out of crime and becoming a positive part of the community. But Jesse has gotten mixed up with drug lords, ...
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Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
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Duration: 97 min.
Story: Julius Fonteneau has decided to take the law into his own hands after his daughter has gone missing. His only friend supports him while his wife resents him and the police are growing suspicious of his intentions. He must determine right from wrong ...
Style: suspense, tense, realistic, intense, suspenseful ...
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