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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, diabetic, mark twain, smoking, widow, extortion, karaoke, beating, 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 crimes, revenge, murder, society, family relations, life is a bitch and crime mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The Samurai That Night: Magallanes (2015), The Visit (1964), Blood and Rain (2009), Samurai Rebellion (1967), The Backwater (2013). 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, suspense, tense
Plot: revenge, secret, pedophile, blackmail, colonel, war, partisan, rape revenge, barbershop, kidnapping, ransom, loan ...
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The Visit (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, West Germany, USA
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: psychological, suspense, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: revenge, small town life, teenage life, vengeance, small town, couples, social relations, literature, woman, seduction, countryside, cabin ...
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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: tense, neo noir, suspenseful, bleak, rough ...
Plot: murder, gang, partners, danger, crimes, life is a bitch, chases and races, city life, vengeance, revenge, urban, reluctant partners ...
Place: colombia
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64%
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, rebelliousness, injustice, family relations, master warrior, kidnapping, ruler, heroes, fighting the system, parents and children, revenge ...
Time: 18th century, 70s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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The 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: psychological, suspenseful, serious, disturbing
Plot: stepmother, dysfunctional family, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, father son relationship, revenge, alcoholic father, small town, stepmother stepson relationship, violent father, male nudity, sexual abuse, male objectification ...
Time: year 1988, 90s, 1990s
Place: japan
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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: suspenseful, rough, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, hotel, murder, criminal heroes, going straight, heist, cons and scams, crime, crimes, partners, best friends, disposing of a dead body ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, jealous wife, set on fire, stepfather stepdaughter relationship, seduction, car accident, killed in a car accident
Place: eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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: psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: hit and run, mental illness, vengeance, workplace situations, vigilantism, crimes, rivalry, dishonesty, deadly, legal action, traffic light, ambulance ...
Time: 90s
Place: edinburgh scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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: suspenseful, serious, bleak, suspense, tense ...
Plot: poverty, honor, parents and children, family problems, family relations, society, thief, missing child
Time: 19th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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: emotional, suspenseful, psychological, serious
Plot: child abuse, girl, priest, loss of son, physical abuse, prayer, car accident, letter, paramedic, balloon, repressed memory
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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A Better Place (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A high school outcast new to town becomes friends with a violent loner still haunted by the death of his parents.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: misfit, friendship, teenage life, kidnapping, high school, social misfits, society, youth, juvenile delinquency, crimes, kids in trouble, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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, tense, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: starting over, going straight, hopes, life is a bitch, crimes, gang, urban ghetto, father son relationship, danger, crime, graphic violence, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Game of Silence (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: A successful Atlanta attorney's long-lost childhood friends unexpectedly reappear after 25 years. When a dark secret they thought they'd buried resurfaces, the brotherhood bands together to right the wrongs of their shared past - a journey ...
Style: serious, suspense, tense, suspenseful
Plot: friendship between men, male friendship, lawyer, conspiracy, secret, revenge, organized crime, murder, abuse, childhood friends, childhood friend
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41%
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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: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: gangsters, dysfunctional family, friends, family relations, family problems, crimes, best friends, criminal heroes, crime, rivalry, buddies, family in crisis ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, usa
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38%
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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: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful
Plot: desert, mind game, deadly, murder, interracial relations, on the road, crimes, racism, racial relations, car driving, driving, wedding ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, nevada, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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, serious, atmospheric, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: family problems, youth, dishonesty, family relations, village life, high school life, frame up, village, tsunami, abandoned building, hometown, rubble ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: suspenseful, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: life turned upside down, starting over, dull life, unfulfillment, hopes, disorder, security guard, police, loneliness, car accident, money, necktie ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: workplace, fighting the system, parents and children, power relations, workplace situations, boss and employee, suffering, employee, middle aged man, revolt, friendship, rebellion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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: captivating, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, revenge, organized crime, master criminal, crimes, crime, criminal heroes, prison life, prison, chases and races, leadership, confined ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 40s
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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: rough, psychological, suspenseful, serious, captivating ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: copenhagen denmark, denmark, copenhagen
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34%
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
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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, realistic, serious, sexual
Plot: farm, femme fatale, robbery, car accident, single parent, gays and lesbians, crimes, sexual relations, couples, dishonesty, love and romance, vietnam veteran ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: culture clash, prostitute, rivalry, mind game, society, nihilism, sexuality, brothel, seduction, repression, forbidden love, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s
Place: usa
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33%
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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: psychological, suspenseful, serious, tense, bleak ...
Plot: ocean, ship, workplace, confined, power relations, ocean or sea, isolation, human nature, search and rescue, under the surface, power outage, boat ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iceland, europe, atlantic ocean
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32%
 5.1
 472
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: touching, serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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32%
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Five Thirteen (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In this tension-packed thriller, brothers Mike and Tre set out in search of better lives, trying to leave their demons behind for good. After being released from prison for a crime he didn't commit, Mike's only care in the world is to ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, tense
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.5
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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: tense, psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: teenage boy, revenge, death of mother, teenager, loss of mother, teenage protagonist, vendetta, punishment, illness, terminal illness, orphan, youth ...
Time: 21st century
Place: kazakhstan
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan, UK
Duration: 128 min.
Story: An tale of revenge, honor and disgrace, centering on a poverty-stricken samurai who discovers the fate of his ronin son-in-law, setting in motion a tense showdown of vengeance against the house of a feudal lord.
Style: tense, serious, bleak, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: samurai, vengeance, life is a bitch, society, loss of son, rivalry, down on your luck, revenge, hara kiri, ronin, code of honor, seppuku ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.1
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Cargo (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A young Russian woman, smuggled into America by human traffickers, and a notorious Egyptian transporter hired to drive her from the Mexican border to New York City, form an unlikely bond that transforms them and threatens to derail the ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: sex slavery, human trafficking, confined, on the road, crimes, society, life is a bitch, kidnapping, rape, brutality, abduction, duct tape ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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, serious ...
Plot: murder, racism, protagonist as suspect, police investigation, injustice, social decay, law enforcement, society, life is a bitch, crimes, police brutality, death of wife ...
Time: 70s, year 1979
Place: england, europe
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