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The Samurai That Night (2012)
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The Samurai That Night (2012)
Original name: その夜の侍
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A widower sends daily reminders to the petty criminal who killed his wife in a traffic accident that on the anniversary of her death, he will kill him.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful
Plot: revenge, car accident, showdown, hit and run, death of wife, threat to kill, prostitute, hotel, smoking, diabetic, widow, extortion, mark twain, beating, karaoke, ashes, answering machine

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and tense films with plots about revenge, crimes, car accident, family relations, murder, life is a bitch and parents and children mostly in Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like The Samurai That Night: Magallanes (2015), The Visit (1964), Hit and Run (1966), Blood and Rain (2009), Samurai Rebellion (1967). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Magallanes (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Peru, Argentina, Spain
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Magallanes (Damián Alcázar) sees his humdrum life turn upside down the day Celina (Magaly Solier), a women he met in the violent years when he was a soldier with the Peruvian Army, jumps into his taxi in a Lima street. This unexpected re-encounter ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense
Plot: revenge, secret, blackmail, colonel, war, pedophile, rape revenge, ransom, fear, kidnapping, cell phone, money ...
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The Visit (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Carla Zachanassian had a child by Serge Miller as a teenager. When Serge refused to marry her, she was driven out of town. By her own wit and cunning, she has returned as a multi-millionaire for a visit. The town lays out the red carpet expecting ...
Style: suspense, biting, tense, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: revenge, wealth, social relations, couples, vengeance, teenage life, small town life, small town, death, seduction, murder, greed ...
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Hit and Run (1966)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When an only child is struck by a car and dies, the child's mother (Hideko Takamine) seeks vengeance against the driver in this thrilling drama. The car was driven by the wife of a company president who is having an affair. The woman's ...
Plot: chambermaid, class differences, witness, hit and run, car accident, death of son, revenge, grief, police interrogation, cheating wife, double suicide
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64%
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Blood and Rain (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Colombia, Argentina
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Taxi driver Jose begins his night shift bent on revenge after his brother's murder at the hands pf a violent gang. But when an accident brings him unexpectedly closer to his party-girl fare Angela, the damaged pair must struggle against forces ...
Style: bleak, neo noir, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: murder, gang, partners, crimes, vengeance, city life, life is a bitch, revenge, male nudity, nightshift, reluctant partners, masturbation ...
Place: colombia
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Samurai Rebellion (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The mother of a feudal lord's only heir is kidnapped away from her husband by the lord. The husband and his samurai father must decide whether to accept the unjust decision, or risk death to get her back.
Style: tense, stylized, emotional, sincere, atmospheric ...
Plot: samurai, rebellion, revenge, father son relationship, violence, kidnapping, injustice, family relations, rebelliousness, master warrior, martial arts, ruler ...
Time: 18th century, 70s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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Night at the Golden Eagle (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Two elderly criminals spend their final night in Los Angeles, California at the Golden Eagle Hotel prior to their departure to Las Vegas, Nevada, to lead a life without crime. Unfortunately, on the hottest night of the summer, these two ex-criminals ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: prostitute, hotel, murder, going straight, criminal heroes, heist, cons and scams, best friends, crimes, partners, disposing of a dead body, released from prison ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
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57%
A Housekeeper's Revenge (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A college student fears for her life after a number of disturbing occurrences, leaving her desperately searching for the culprit. Her suspicions lead to her family house maid, unaware that their connection is much deeper than meets the eye.
Style: suspense, tense, disturbing, suspenseful
Plot: revenge, teenager, suspicion, life is a bitch, murder suspect, chambermaid, death threat, family secret, threat, mystery, stalker, woman with a gun ...
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Backwater (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Based on a novel by Shinya Tanaka, this film is set in a quiet riverside town, where 17-year-old Tooma lives with his father and his father’s lover. Tooma witnesses his father’s sadistic behavior towards his lover and soon finds himself ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, psychological, serious
Plot: stepmother, dysfunctional family, father son relationship, revenge, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, small town, alcoholic father, violent father, older man younger woman sex, peeping, coming of age, stepmother stepson relationship ...
Time: 90s, year 1988
Place: japan
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56%
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Split Second (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Story: A split-second decision made in a fit of rage drives attorney and family man Michael Anderson to desperate measures.The stressed-out lawyer hits his melting point one fateful day, when he runs away from the consequences of his actions.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, psychological, suspenseful
Plot: hit and run, crimes, legal action, rivalry, dishonesty, vigilantism, workplace situations, mental illness, vengeance, father son relationship, anguish, friendship ...
Time: 90s
Place: edinburgh scotland
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50%
Swedish Love Play (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Carmilla falls for her stepfather and seduces him. When he is killed in a car accident, she decides to take revenge against the driver, but this only leads to a deeper tragedy.
Plot: revenge, girl, jealous wife, stepfather stepdaughter relationship, car accident, seduction, set on fire, killed in a car accident
Place: eastern europe
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Gebo and the Shadow (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Portugal
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Despite his age and general weariness, Gebo keeps on working as an accountant to provide for his family. He lives with his wife, Doroteia, and his daughter-in-law, Sofia, but it is the absence of João, son and husband, that worries them.Gebo seems ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, bleak, suspense, tense ...
Plot: poverty, honor, family problems, family relations, parents and children, society, thief, missing child
Time: 19th century
Place: france, portugal
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49%
The Fortress of Sleeping Butterflies (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Lithuania
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Monika, a middle-aged wealthy woman, goes through a marriage crisis with her younger husband Linas. A car accident leads Monika to meeting three young girls, Kristina, Egle and Gitana, who happen to be ex-prostitutes extradited from Germany. The ...
Style: tense, psychological, suspenseful, suspense, disturbing ...
Plot: car accident, middle aged woman, friendship, midlife crisis, marriage crisis, female protagonist, society, relationship problems, prostitute, unlikely friendships, family crisis, women ...
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48%
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Indiscretion (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: INDISCRETION Drama/Suspense USA. 85 min. 2006 A harrowing morality tale of past sins exposed and old wounds reopened. Two brothers have conflict over their abusive father, interconnects with a 12-year-old's fate that hinges on a prayer and a ...
Style: serious, emotional, psychological, suspenseful
Plot: child abuse, loss of son, girl, priest, car accident, letter, physical abuse, repressed memory, balloon, paramedic, prayer
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47%
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Sous X (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Jean-Jacques spent 9 years in prison for robbery. When he comes out, he finds the neighborhood where he grew up but things have changed ... The country is in crisis, the young people are holding the business and his old friends are urging him to ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, tense, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: going straight, starting over, hopes, gang, life is a bitch, crimes, urban ghetto, father son relationship, graphic violence, gangsters, ghetto, danger
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
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Southie (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: South Boston Irish bad boy Danny Quinn returns back home from New York and gets stuck between his pals, who are supported by one Irish mafia clan, and his family, which are members of another.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, rough, suspenseful
Plot: crimes, gangsters, mafia, uninhibited rivalry, friendship, homecoming, dysfunctional family, family life, family in crisis, buddies, best friends, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, usa
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30 Miles (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: An act of kindness leads to the destruction of two lives in just thirty miles, when a hitchiker and his ride let down their guards and reveal intimate, dark secrets about their pasts
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: interracial relations, desert, racism, crimes, mind game, on the road, murder, racial relations, driving, down on your luck, hollywood, wedding ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, nevada, las vegas
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Homeland (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 118 min.
Story: When Jiro Sawada was a sophomore in high school he was framed for something he did not do. Afterwards, he left his hometown in a small village in Fukushima Prefecture. After the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, Jiro Sawada goes back to his ...
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: family problems, dishonesty, family relations, youth, high school life, village life, frame up, village, tsunami, earthquake, abandoned building, natural disaster ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
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The Night Watchmen (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Times have changed a lot for Franck who is a night watchman. About a decade ago he was a specialized worker. Today he feels bored but would jump at any chance to prove his bravery and courage.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: life turned upside down, starting over, dull life, unfulfillment, hopes, disorder, police, security guard, car accident, loneliness, monster, robbery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
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34%
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Burnt Out (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: François Durrieux, a man in his forties, married to Clémence and father of Benjamin, has been employed for years by the firm DSBO. In order not to lose his job, he always submits to his boss's demands whether it means working after office ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
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The Revenge of Al Capone (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After Al Capone is imprisoned, he still continues to run his empire, and plots to assassinate the mayor of Chicago.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, revenge, organized crime, gangsters, fbi, fighting crime, confined, crimes, rivalry, criminal heroes, master criminal, special agents ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1940s
Place: chicago illinois
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33%
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Manslaughter (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Norway, Sweden, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A college professor abandons his family and his career in order to champion his mistress, a student radical accused of killing a policeman.
Style: serious, rough, psychological, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, fighting the system, false accusation, law enforcement, crime and punishment, legal, injustice, society, ultimatum, extramarital affair, murder, empire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: copenhagen, denmark
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The Two Mr. Kissels (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Drama based on a true story. Rich, high-flying brothers Robert and Andrew Kissel seemingly have everything: beautiful wives who love them, great jobs and huge houses. But beneath the surface lie resentments and secrets that will eventually be their ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: couples, family relations, dishonesty, crimes, mystery, couple relations, infidelity, murder, serial killer, lifetime, golddigger, voyeur ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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The Big Bounce (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A Vietnam veteran and ex-con is persuaded by a shady woman to rob a $50,000 payroll account on a California produce farm. But who is playing who?
Style: sexy, serious, realistic, sexual
Plot: farm, vietnam war, lust, car accident, robbery, femme fatale, vietnam veteran, sexual relations, gays and lesbians, crimes, dishonesty, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: california, usa
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The Little Death (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: An erotic thriller from the director of Psychopathia Sexualis, THE LITTLE DEATH offers a peek into the seedy boudoirs of a Victorian-era brothel, where a strong-willed reformer (Courtney Patterson) and a corrupter of innocence battle over the fate ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating, erotic ...
Plot: culture clash, prostitute, rivalry, mind game, society, nihilism, sexuality, seduction, brothel, repression, fall in love, forbidden love ...
Time: 20th century
Place: usa
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Among Us (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An accident overthrows Ernst and Cecilia's well-ordered life. Chance rules in Ernst's rational world while Cecilia is searching for a deeper meaning in what has happened. As they drift further and further apart a mysterious stranger with ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: family problems, couple relations, mysterious character, couples, parents and children, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, life turned upside down, down on your luck, family in crisis, family relations, doctor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, stockholm sweden, eastern europe
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31%
 6.9
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Bopem (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Kazakhstan
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Teenager Ruslan is a half-orphan who lives by the dried Aral Sea. When he learns that due to serious illness he has no more than 3 months to live, Ruslan decides to punish those responsible for the death of his beloved mother.
Style: psychological, tense, unusual plot structure, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: revenge, teenage boy, teenager, death of mother, loss of mother, vendetta, teenage protagonist, terminal illness, illness, punishment, parents and children, death ...
Time: 21st century
Place: kazakhstan
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Undercurrent (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iceland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The crew on board the fishing vessel Undercurrent RE 29 has become uncomfortably numb with its never ending routine of week long tours at sea. Then, during one dark and dreary night this routine is shaken to its foundation when one of the most solid ...
Style: tense, serious, psychological, suspenseful, realistic ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iceland, europe, atlantic ocean
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30%
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Sus (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Election Night 1979: Margaret Thatcher is about to come into power. A young black man is held on suspicion of murdering his pregnant wife. Officers Karn and Wilby, racist to the core and high on the prospect of a Conservative Party victory, try to ...
Style: disturbing, rough, suspenseful, realistic, tense ...
Plot: murder, racism, police investigation, protagonist as suspect, injustice, law enforcement, society, crimes, life is a bitch, social decay, police brutality, interrogation ...
Time: 70s, year 1979
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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She Is Not Crying, She Is Singing (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, Luxembourg, France
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A tale of deliverance. Laura, 27 years old, lives alone in the outskirts of a large town. She learns that her father is in a coma, after a serious car accident. She decides to visit him at the hospital as a last opportunity to settle old scores, ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: hospital, introspection, haunted by the past, hopes, family relations, estrangement, dysfunctional family, father daughter relationship, revenge, family secret, car accident, sexual abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Getting Out (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Breaking out of prison with a child in her womb and a dream of a normal existence, Arlene Holsclaw (Rebecca De Mornay) resolves to get a job and lead a good, Christian life. But the ghosts from her past -- including an ex-boyfriend (Rob Knepper) who ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: prison, custody, parents and children, family life, family problems, family relations, crimes, life is a bitch, hopes, society, going straight, strong female presence ...
Time: 90s
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