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United Red Army (2007)
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United Red Army (2007)
Original name: 実録・連合赤軍 あさま山荘への道程
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 190 min.
Story: The film is told in three acts, beginning with a historical background of Japan's student movement of the 1960s and early 1970s, mostly using archive footage and a narrator. The second act follows the formation of the group to their mountain training camps in the southern Japanese Alps. It emphasizes the dogmatic (and eventually hypocritical) bullying of the group by Mori and Nagata, with 12 members being killed for infractions as small as improperly cleaning a gun, wearing make-up, and kissing. The third act shows the splitting up of the group after two members run off. It follows one group of five members to Karuizawa and a hostage-taking and police standoff known as the Asama-Sansō incident.
Style: bleak, serious, rough, realistic, atmospheric
Plot: idealism, isolation, rebellion, society, down on your luck, revolution, confined, danger, military, life is a bitch, radical, student, violence, female nudity, suicide, torture, snow, terrorism, university, communism, communist, execution, stabbed in the chest, hostage, beaten to death ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1970, year 1966, year 1972, year 1960, year 1968 ...
Place: asia, japan

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, rough and bleak films with plots about life is a bitch, crimes, society, crime, confined, danger and deadly mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like United Red Army: The Wolves (1971), From What Is Before (2014), Act of Aggression (1975), Female Prisoner #701: Scorpion (1972), Vengeance is Mine (1979). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Female Prisoner Scorpion: Jailhouse 41 (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Matsu, known to the prisoners as Scorpion, is locked away in the bowels of the prison as revenge for disrupting the smooth operation of the prison and for her disfiguring attack on the warden. Granted a one day reprieve due to the visit of a ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, bleak, stylized ...
Plot: punishment, village, crime, uninhibited rivalry, violence spree, prison, prison life, chases and races, life is a bitch, confined, rivalry, criminal heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: asia, japan
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95%
11.25: The Day He Chose His Own Fate (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: On November 25th 1970, a man committed ritual suicide inside the Tokyo headquarters of the Japanese Ministry of Defence, leaving behind a legacy of masterpieces and a controversy that echoes to this day. The man was Yukio Mishima, one of ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, offbeat
Plot: tragic hero, downfall, idealism, rebelliousness, political unrest, rebellion, society, state affairs, writer's life, leadership, heroes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1970
Place: japan
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The Wolves (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 131 min.
Story: After going to prison for killing the boss of the Kanno gang, Seji Iwahashi (Tatsuya Nakadai) gets released early -- only to find that his former gang has merged with the Kannos. But with bitter resentments lingering on both sides, how long will it ...
Style: rough, serious, atmospheric, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: yakuza, gang, criminal heroes, crime, gangsters, tough heroes, crimes, uninhibited rivalry, murder, deadly, dishonesty, heroes ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
From What Is Before (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 338 min.
Story: The Philippines, 1972. Mysterious things are happening in a remote barrio. Wails are heard from the forest, cows are hacked to death, a man is found bleeding to death at the crossroad and houses are burned. Ferdinand E. Marcos announces Proclamation ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, stylized, realistic, bleak
Plot: mystery, village life, village, clergy, martial law, chaos and mayhem, forces of nature, isolation, confined, danger, society, chaos ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1971, year 1972, year 1970
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Act of Aggression (1975)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 101 min.
Story: After his wife and daughter are raped and killed by a motorbike gang a man sets out to take revenge.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: revenge, crimes, crime, gang, track down, vengeance, injustice, chases and races, life is a bitch, deadly, rebellion, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Japanese Summer: Double Suicide (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A sex-obsessed young woman, a suicidal young man she meets on the street, a gun-crazy wannabe gangster—these are just three of the irrational, oddball anarchists trapped in an underground hideaway in Oshima’s devilish, absurdist portrait of what ...
Style: serious, offbeat, surreal, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: killing spree, obsession, gangsters, crime, violence spree, isolation, hitman, crimes, death wish, sex addict, mini skirt, short skirt ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Female Prisoner #701: Scorpion (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After being cruelly set up by a crooked detective named Sugimi (Isao Natsuyagi), whom she loved, Nami Matsushima (aka Matsu the Scorpion) (Meiko Kaji) is sentenced to do hard time in a women's prison, which is run by sadistic and horny male ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, bleak, stylized ...
Plot: vengeance, women in prison, prison, prison life, life is a bitch, crime, confined, crimes, criminal heroes, fugitives, uninhibited rivalry, woman in danger ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Stammheim - The Baader-Meinhof Gang on Trial (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Based on the research for his non-fiction book "Der Baader-Meinhoff-Komplex", "Spiegel" journalist Stefan Aust wrote the screen play to Reinhard Hauff’s controversial feature film that re-narrates the startling trial against ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, gloomy, thought provoking
Plot: terrorism, courtroom, prison, courtroom drama, confined, legal, society, against the rules, rebelliousness, political unrest, prison life, revolution ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, germany, west germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Vengeance is Mine (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A thief, a murderer, and a charming lady-killer, Iwao Enokizu (Ken Ogata) is on the run from the police. Director Shohei Imamura turns this fact-based story—about the seventy-eight-day killing spree of a remorseless man from a devoutly Catholic ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, sex, on the run, violence spree, crime, parents and children, crimes, deadly, prostitute, vengeance, sex in bed, father son relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Women's Prison (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young woman about to get married discovers all too late that her spouse has mafia connections, when violence breaks out during her wedding. Caught up in the crossfire Lynn gets arrested and thrown into a women's prison.
Style: serious, bleak, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: prison, crime, criminal heroes, juvenile delinquency, one man army, fighting the system, vigilantism, rebelliousness, false accusation, frame up, prison life, wrongfully committed ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Awaydays (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: On the Wirral in the grim early years of Margaret Thatcher's premiership, the opportunities for thrill seeking young men looking to escape 9 to 5 drudgery are what they've always been: sex, drugs, rock n' roll, fashion, football and ...
Style: gloomy, serious, bleak, realistic, rough ...
Plot: rock, drugs/alcohol, gang, suburbs, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, youth, violence spree, destructive relationship, friendship, working class, dull life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, liverpool
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Distance (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 132 min.
Story: On the eighth anniversary of a cult's failed chemical attack on Tokyo and their subsequent mass suicide, family members of those affected gather at the cult's former base on the shores of a lake to observe the anniversary of their loved ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, bleak, emotional ...
Plot: forest, lake, grief, afterlife, death in the family, sadness, cult, ocean or sea, dealing with death, terrorism, destiny, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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October (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In October 1970, one group from the Front de Liberation du Quebec kidnapped the British Consul in Montreal. Few days later, a second group did the same with one of the Minister of the Quebec Government. If the first was released, the second was ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: terrorism, kidnapping, murder, crimes, deadly, state affairs, working class, revolution, good versus evil, politics, confined, danger ...
Time: 70s, year 1970
Place: canada, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Mogadischu (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The incredible true story of Lufthansa Flight 181, which was hijacked by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine in October of 1977, and the noble efforts of stewardess Gabriele Dillmann (Nadja Uhl) to ensure the safety of the terrified ...
Style: serious, tense, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: passenger, daring rescue, airplane, terrorism, hijacking, crimes, danger, hostages, confined, deadly, stewardess, group of strangers ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1977
Place: germany, west germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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God's Pocket (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A boozy lowlife tries to bury the truth about his crazy stepson's suspicious death, but a nosy newspaper columnist and the young man's mother complicate matters.
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, rough, tense ...
Plot: down on your luck, drugs/alcohol, realism, working class, dishonesty, society, life is a bitch, investigation, couple relations, infidelity, crimes, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Ghosts... of the Civil Dead (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The inmates and guards of a modern, clean and efficient maximum security wing are slowly and increasingly brutalized until they erupt in violence. Dark and macabre, and based in truth, the story is told in a traditional dramatic style combined with ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, thought provoking ...
Plot: prison life, prison, violence spree, rebelliousness, confined, rebellion, life is a bitch, manipulations, captivity, against humanity, society, dehumanization ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: australia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Bullet Train (1975)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 152 min.
Story: One of the Japanese Shinkansen “Bullet Trains” is threatened with a bomb that will explode automatically if the train slows below 80 km/h, unless a ransom is paid. Police race to find the bombers and to learn how to defuse the bomb.
Style: suspenseful, serious, bleak, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, terrorism, speed, train, master criminal, race against time, save the day, crime, chases and races, confined, crimes, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Rhymes for Young Ghouls (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In 1976, a Mi'gMaq teenager plots revenge against the sadistic Indian agent who imprisoned her in a residential school where rape and abuse are common.
Style: atmospheric, serious, gloomy, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, drugs/alcohol, youth, drug dealing, vengeance, teenage life, coming of age, crimes, rivalry, society, life is a bitch, teenage girl ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Maruta 3 ... Destroy all Evidence (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 93 min.
Story: During the shut down and destruction of the Japanese test camp Squadron 731 in Manchuria, a soldier becomes infected with a virus developed during the camp's testing and risks spreading it into Japan on the train ride home.
Style: rough, serious, bleak, realistic
Plot: against humanity, gory, danger, deadly, war, soldier, laboratory, military base, survival, military life, wartime life, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: asia, china, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Blood and Bones (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 140 min.
Story: In 1923, the young Kim Shun-Pei moves from Cheju Island (South Korea), to Osaka (Japan). Through the years, he becomes a cruel, greedy and violent man and builds a factory of kamaboko (processed seafood products) in his poor Korean-Japanese ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, psychological
Plot: violence, blind ambition, domestic disturbance, obsession, crime, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, ambition, misfit, family problems, family relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1950s
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Fires on the Plain (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In the final days of World War II, occupying Japanese forces in the Philippines face resistance from the local population and the American offensive. The dwindling Japanese soldiers attempt to survive through the horrors of war.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, gloomy, atmospheric ...
Plot: losing-it hero, war, soldier, survival, danger, military, isolation, military life, wartime life, confined, escapades, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Purge (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Finland, Estonia
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Allide experienced The Great Terror under Stalin’s regime, and decades after her hometown people were deported to Siberia, she lives alone in an isolated house. One night, she finds a young woman in her yard – Zara has just escaped from the ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: redemption, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, love triangle, sexual abuse, destiny, political unrest, woman in danger, danger, hopes, love and romance, society ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 90s, 1940s, 1990s ...
Place: estonia, europe, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Timeless Bottomless Bad Movie (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 144 min.
Story: A compilation of episodes from the lives of several of the amateur actors' (who are 'bad teens' and the homeless of Seoul) own experiences, this film sheds light on the dark side of Korean society. Feeling alienated and persecuted, ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: urban, youth, drug abuse, juvenile delinquency, drugs/alcohol, crime, social misfits, postmodernism, strong sexual content, illegal drugs, social differences, realism ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: asia, korea, seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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The Gate (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Cambodia, Belgium
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Two decades after forging an unlikely alliance in Pol Pot's Cambodia, a French ethnologist and a former Khmer Rouge official meet again after the latter is arrested for crimes against humanity.
Style: bleak, serious, rough, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: captivity, against humanity, confined, survival, communist, political repression, ideology, genocide, mass murder, communism
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: cambodia, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Pursuit of Happiness (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: William Popper is the son of a stockbroker and is thoroughly disenchanted with "the system." So much so that even though he can prove that he ran over a woman in his car entirely by accident, he accepts a sentence for manslaughter.
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, thought provoking, psychological
Plot: college, courtroom, manslaughter, escape, prison, on the run, fugitives, student, girlfriend, car accident, manhunt, false accusation ...
Time: 70s
Place: canada, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Eddie's friends are numerous, but the term friends is suspect. As a small time hood Eddie is about to go back to jail. In order to escape this fate he deals information on stolen guns to the feds. Simultaneously he is supplying arms to his bank ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, bleak, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: neo noir, heist, snitch, criminal heroes, crime, crimes, fbi, gangsters, arms dealing, down on your luck, life is a bitch, hockey ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Willie Dynamite (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Willie Dynamite is a pimp who operates in New York City. Willie was a big success as a pimp, but now, just as fast as he rose to the top, he has hit bottom. A former prostitute who has become a social worker tries to get Willie to clean up his life ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: prostitute, pimp, crime, urban, downfall, drug dealing, urban ghetto, going straight, social decay, urban ghetto life, crimes, society ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.0
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The Ditch (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong, France, Belgium
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The film focuses on the suffering of Chinese who were imprisoned in a forced labor camp called Jiabiangou in the Gobi Desert in winter 1960 under Mao Zedong on the grounds that they were "rightist elements". The film tells of the harsh ...
Style: serious, disturbing, realistic, bleak, rough ...
Plot: life is a bitch, politics, captivity, prison life, against humanity, confined, society, state affairs, re-education, starvation, cannibalism, death ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, year 1960, 1960s
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Swallowtail Butterfly (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 148 min.
Story: Swallowtail Butterfly takes place in an alternate Japan, in a ghetto where immigrants from all over the world have come to live and make their fortune. The city is called Yentown, and it is much like Tokyo. Sixteen-year-old Ageha (Ito), a young girl ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: prostitute, crime, immigrants, crimes, money laundering, illegal prostitution, money, nightclub, criminal's revenge, gang, urban ghetto, gangsters ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Battles Without Honor and Humanity (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the teeming black markets of postwar Japan, Shozo Hirono and his buddies find themselves in a new war between factious and ambitious yakuza...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: betrayal, gang, prison, criminal's revenge, crime, gangsters, criminal heroes, crimes, rivalry, buddies, going straight, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, hiroshima japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%