Movies like Play It Cool

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Play It Cool (1970)
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Play It Cool (1970)
Original name: でんきくらげ
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
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 a dressmaker are shattered.... She then becomes a nightclub hostess who plays cards with male patrons using her body as the prize.
Plot: love, rape, women's prison, yakuza, brothel, bad girl, mother daughter relationship, protection, violent sex, revenge

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, suspense, tense and realistic films with plots about revenge, yakuza, murder, rape, violence, gang war and nudity (full frontal - brief) mostly in Crime, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like Play It Cool: Karz: The Burden of Truth (2002), The Scarlet Camellia (1964), The Executioner Part II (1984), Flower and Snake 5: Rope Magic (1987), The Manhandlers (1974). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Karz: The Burden of Truth (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 173 min.
Story: Suraj is the adopted son of a wealthy hotel owner who is haunted by memories of his birth mother's rejection. He befriends Raja not knowing that he is in fact his younger brother and even gives up his love Sapna to Raja. Through Raja he is ...
Plot: rape, death sentence, birthday, bar, coma, false identity, prison, flashback, torture, injury, fake identity, love ...
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The Scarlet Camellia (1964)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In this Japanese drama, a young woman begins murdering all those responsible for her ailing father's condition. First she torches her parents' villa, and then slaughters all her lascivious mother's lovers. Because the girl is so ...
Style: jidai geki
Plot: adultery, presumed dead, alias, revenge, attempted rape, biological father, mother daughter relationship, set on fire, scissors, suicide, multiple murder, serial killer
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The Executioner Part II (1984)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An L.A. cop and a reporter team up to find a masked serial killer.
Plot: revenge, vigilante, rape, murder, vietnam war, violence, execution, prostitution, police, assault, gangster, gangsters ...
Place: los angeles
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90%
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: violence, hitman, revenge, beating, prison, anti hero, murder, yakuza, love, psychopath, foreplay, sex scene ...
Time: 1950s, 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Flower and Snake 5: Rope Magic (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Masayuki Asao's "Flower and Snake 4:Rope Magic" tells the story of the gambler,who is unable to pay his loan.His wife and daughter are kidnapped by Yakuza gang and subjected to many days of torture and sexual degradation.Typically ...
Style: sexploitation film
Plot: sex slave, hotel room, loan, sex, piano, stabbed to death, kimono, hitchhiking, torture, erotica, kidnapping, yakuza ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
The Manhandlers (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A gorgeous girl named Katie inherits her deceased uncle's business and decides that she too can be a businesswoman and hire two hot girlfriends. Katie doesn't like the brothel part so she gets rid of that and is soon giving legit massages. ...
Plot: massage parlor, murder, brothel, revenge, bikini, bandit, gangsters, tickling, murder of a nude woman, exploitation, nudity (full frontal - brief), female nudity ...
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77%
Karate Warriors (1976)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The fourth and final film in the "Street Fighter" series, where Tsurugi protects a little boy while coping with rival gangs.
Plot: gang war, karate, yakuza, martial arts, revenge, katana sword, duel, kung fu classic, sword duel, ronin, blood, martial artist ...
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Sex and Fury (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Sex & Fury chronicles Ocho's exploits as she searches for her father's killers, each identified by unique tattoos on their backs (a deer, a boar, and a butterfly). Along the way, she also crosses paths with Shonusuke, a radical set on ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, gambling, martial arts, nun, revenge, corruption, tragic love, sword fight, porn, vengeance, heroes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 19th century, 1880s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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Beyond Outrage (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: As the police launch a full-scale crackdown on organized crime, it ignites a national yakuza struggle between the Sanno of the East and Hanabishi of the West. What started as an internal strife in Outrage has now become a nationwide war in Outrage ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, rough, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: yakuza, gangsters, gang war, criminal heroes, law enforcement, crime, deadly, rivalry, crimes, danger, elimination, power struggle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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: yakuza, girl gang, biker gang, single parent, ransom, cliff, black pantyhose, motorcycle, rivals, female stockinged legs, car chase, kidnapping ...
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The Yakuza Papers, Vol. 5: Final Episode (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Battles Without Honor and Humanity: Final Episode is part five and the final installation of a series of yakuza films directed by Kinji Fukasaku. In the wake of a big police crackdown, Akira Kobayashi's icily sun- glassed Takeda attempts to ...
Plot: yakuza, prison, mob boss, mob hit, mafia, murder, arrest, corruption, gang war, gunfight, liver, political party
Place: japan, hiroshima japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Bloody Territories (1969)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: Japan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A once-powerful yakuza clan disbands as a result of a police crackdown, but one small group refuses to bow to police pressure, and launches a campaign to take over Tokyo's drug, prostitution, and gambling rackets. Someone wants to stop them. Is ...
Plot: lesbian sex, yakuza, revenge, knife, finger cut off, knife fight, loyalty, stabbed to death, self sacrifice, betrayal, extortion, knife in the chest ...
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66%
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Black Angel 2 (1999)
Genre: Action, Drama, Crime, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Mayo, the Black Angel, is ordered to assassinate a powerful syndicate leader. The hit goes awry, however, as the crime boss' bodyguard steps in the way. It's none other than Yamambe, who once rescued Mayo from a rape and has lived in her ...
Plot: girls with guns, female assassin, femme fatale, attempted rape, revenge, hospital, rape, yakuza, alcoholic, bed, handgun, pistol ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The Yakuza Papers, Vol. 4: Police Tactics (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 101 min.
Story: As Japan gears up for the 1964 Olympic games, the cops start to crack down under pressure from the public and the press, adding a new dimension in the war for power among the yakuza families of Hiroshima. Akira Kobayashi's Takeda tries to keep ...
Plot: gang war, yakuza, police, murder, mob boss, mafia, violence, arrest, shot to death
Place: hiroshima japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Outrage Coda (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Ôtomo gets involved with new Yakuza battles after he comes back the Yakuza society.
Style: tense, exciting, captivating, suspense, disturbing
Audience: boys' night
Plot: yakuza, organized crime, crime boss, gunfight, hitman, survival, murder, mafia, brutality, violence, danger, death threat ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan
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Kaabil: The Mind Sees All (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Rohan (Hritik roshan) is a kind, happy young man who has been blind since birth and works as a voice-over artist for a living. Through friends, he meets Supriya (Yami Gautam), a working woman who is also blind, but proudly independent. The two start ...
Plot: rape, blindness, loss of loved one, rape and revenge, murder, blind man, revenge, rape victim, rape and murder, rape revenge, corruption, politician ...
Place: india, mumbai india
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Fatal Blade (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: East meets West as the Japanese Yakuza battle drug lords and the LAPD in the streets of Los Angeles...
Style: tense, captivating, exciting, suspense
Plot: yakuza, martial arts, hitman, organized crime, katana, katana sword, nudity (full frontal - brief), police officer, bare breasts, revenge, sex
Place: los angeles, japan
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The Blood of Wolves (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Set in 1988 in Hiroshima, Japan, prior to the enactment of the anti-organized crime law. A rumor exists that Detective Shogo Ogami has ties with the yakuza. He is partnered with Detective Shuichi Hioka and they investigate a missing person case ...
Plot: yakuza, based on a novel, japanese man, shooting, pig, police, bald man, corruption, internal affairs, bribe, gang warfare, blood ...
Time: 80s
Place: hiroshima japan, japan
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Flag in the Mist (1965)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 111 min.
Story: When her only relative, her elder brother is accused of robbing and murdering an old woman loan-shark, pretty, young Kiriko (Chieko Baisho) travels from her home in Kyushu to Tokyo to get Japan's top lawyer to defend her brother. Unfortunately ...
Plot: court, trial, murder, revenge, baseball player, lawyer, retribution, evidence, witness, class differences, flashback, cigarette lighter ...
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55%
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Gina (1975)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A beautiful stripper hires renowned criminals to exact revenge on those who raped her in her motel room.
Style: neo noir
Plot: rape, gang rape, revenge, small town, rape revenge, stripper, rape and revenge, snowmobile, female nudity
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Keiho (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 133 min.
Story: The psychiatric evaluation of a young actor arrested for a brutal double murder concludes he may be unfit for trial. Further investigation, however, reveals the crime was a well-planned statement against the section of Japan's criminal code ...
Plot: split personality, memory loss, left handedness, actor, murder suspect, courtroom, revenge, child abuse
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54%
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AKP: Job 27 (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, Japan
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A Yakuza hitman travels to North America for his 27th job, only to find lingering memories of lost love through a chance encounter with a beautiful prostitute.
Style: silent film, suspense, touching, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: yakuza, mafia, asian, hitman, heroes, couples, moral dilemma, assassin, bandit, vengeance, romance, crimes ...
Time: 21st century
Place: toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Street Mobster (1972)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: Japan
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The Japanese yakuza films certainly have a well-earned reputation of being violent and chaotic. Some are more frenetic than others and Street Mobster is unbelievable high on savagery and energy. It dawned the re-birth of the genre, telling the story ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, gangsters, anti heroes, anti hero, prison, murder, rape, yakuza, crimes, criminal heroes, tough heroes, gory ...
Time: 70s
Place: asia, japan
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Wolves, Pigs & Men (1964)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Sabu and his pals hold a pauper's funeral for Sabu's mother. His brother Jiro arrives home, fresh out of jail, and Sabu pointedly states that Jiro is not invited. Jiro meanwhile is planning a big job - steal 40 million in cash and drugs, ...
Plot: yakuza, torture, robbery, sibling relationship, party, gunfight, poverty, release from prison, brotherhood, murder, drugs, slum ...
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Winter's Flower (1978)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Kanno (Ken Takakura) is a Yakuza. He had to kill Matsuoka who betrayed their boss. Kanno knew Matsuoka had a 3-year-old daughter named Youko. Before he gave himself to the police, he asked his trusted man to take care of her. While in prison, Kanno ...
Plot: henchman, ex convict, revenge, correspondence, yakuza, guardian, going straight, prison, betrayal
Place: brazil
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Yakuza-Busting Girls: Final Death-Ride Battle (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The story is about a woman named Asami who is tortured and left for dead by a Yakuza group, only they failed to finish her off, and she staggers back from the grave, literally. Bruised and battered, Asami seeks refuge at her old gang until such time ...
Plot: revenge, gun, organized crime, sword, rose, yakuza, gang war, shooting, women fight, woman fights a man, torture, dismemberment ...
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The Father (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 96 min.
Story: "Baba" is a bitter melodrama set in Istambul. A father is not able to earn enough money to feed his family. He is waiting to emigrate to Germany. When his landlord's son kills a man while drunk, the father is prepared to answer for ...
Plot: poverty, father, emigration, revenge, prostitution, prison, murder, rape, family relations
Place: istanbul turkey
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Rollin' with the Nines (2006)
Genre: Crime, Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Too Fine and his friends Finny, Pushy and Rage hope to set up a successful urban underground garage...
Style: tragic ending
Plot: revenge, drug crime, rapper, drug dealer, drug abuse, rap, racist comment, corrupt, rape and revenge, rape
Place: london
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Rica 2: Lonely Wanderer (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Rica wanting a fresh start leaves her friends and past life behind or at least that is what she thinks as trouble always seems to find her. Rica looks into a ship that exploded and everyone who survived this disaster who comes in contact with her ...
Plot: gunfight, knife fight, machine gun, massacre, cliff, karate, avenger, rape, suicide, nudity (full frontal - brief)
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Avatharam (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Madhavan Mahadevan, who comes into the city from a village to see off his sister-in-law and her daughter after the death of his elder brother, an upright Customs Officer (KB Ganesh Kumar). While running around to claim the insurance money, he comes ...
Plot: insurance, gang war, brother, revenge, rape, accident, death certificate, murder, death, malayalam
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