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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: atmospheric, rough, bleak, serious, realistic
Plot: revolution, military, confined, life is a bitch, rebellion, danger, society, radical, isolation, idealism, down on your luck, student, violence, female nudity, suicide, torture, snow, terrorism, university, communism, communist, marxism, execution, stabbed in the chest, hostage ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1970, year 1966, year 1972, year 1960, year 1968 ...
Place: japan, asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, rough and bleak films with plots about crimes, life is a bitch, society, crime, danger, confined and deadly mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like United Red Army: From What Is Before (2014), The Wolves (1971), Act of Aggression (1975), Female Prisoner #701: Scorpion (1972), October (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: emotional, serious, realistic, offbeat
Plot: leadership, downfall, life is a bitch, writer's life, state affairs, heroes, political unrest, rebelliousness, tragic hero, rebellion, idealism, society ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1970
Place: japan
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95%
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, suspenseful, bleak, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: punishment, confined, uninhibited rivalry, chases and races, crime, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, sleazy, crimes, deadly, vengeance, isolation ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
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: realistic, bleak, stylized, atmospheric, serious
Plot: confined, forces of nature, clergy, society, danger, village, isolation, chaos, social relations, chaos and mayhem, village life, mystery ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1971, year 1972, year 1970
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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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: realistic, rough, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: gang, yakuza, murder, gangsters, deadly, heroes, dishonesty, rivalry, society, tough heroes, crime, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, bleak, rough ...
Plot: revenge, track down, deadly, crimes, chases and races, crime, life is a bitch, vengeance, injustice, gang, rivalry, rebellion ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ 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: surreal, realistic, offbeat, psychological, serious ...
Plot: killing spree, hitman, isolation, obsession, gangsters, violence spree, crimes, crime, sex addict, death wish, bleeding to death, mini skirt ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ 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: realistic, thought provoking, sincere, serious, gloomy
Plot: terrorism, prison, courtroom, rivalry, danger, revolution, deadly, political unrest, society, rebelliousness, courtroom drama, starvation ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, west germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, stylized, bleak ...
Plot: vengeance, prison, women in prison, first sex, deadly, woman in danger, danger, rivalry, prison life, crimes, chases and races, fugitives ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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: disturbing, psychological, rough, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: terrorism, kidnapping, murder, deadly, rebellion, working class, politics, revolution, society, danger, confined, good versus evil ...
Time: 70s, year 1970
Place: canada, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.1
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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: realistic, mind bending, psychological, gloomy, atmospheric ...
Plot: forest, grief, lake, family problems, ocean or sea, religions or cults, anniversary, haunted by the past, society, estrangement, teenage life, death in the family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: rough, suspenseful, bleak, serious, captivating ...
Plot: prison, confined, dangerous animal, wrongfully committed, crime, crimes, dishonesty, fighting the system, heroes, life is a bitch, criminal heroes, frame up ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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: bleak, suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: violence spree, life is a bitch, down on your luck, twentysomething life, drugs/alcohol, destructive relationship, dull life, youth, suburbs, teenage life, buddies, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, liverpool
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: realistic, bleak, serious, atmospheric, tense ...
Plot: isolation, soldier, military, danger, survival, military life, war, losing-it hero, escapades, wartime life, life is a bitch, unfulfillment ...
Time: 40s, 20th century
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: disturbing, suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, sex, parents and children, crimes, violence spree, crime, on the run, vengeance, deadly, prostitute, breast fondling, sociopath ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ 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, suspenseful, tense, realistic, rough
Plot: passenger, airplane, terrorism, hijacking, group of strangers, crimes, daring rescue, confined, hostages, deadly, stewardess, danger ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1977
Place: germany, west germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: realistic, atmospheric, serious, tense, psychological ...
Plot: rivalry, vengeance, drugs/alcohol, crimes, life is a bitch, youth, drug dealing, coming of age, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, society, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: realistic, psychological, serious, bleak, thought provoking
Plot: college, prison, courtroom, on the run, manslaughter, escape, life is a bitch, legal action, fugitives, confined, legal, false accusation ...
Time: 70s
Place: canada, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, thought provoking, disturbing ...
Plot: prison life, prison, society, captivity, rebelliousness, rebellion, repression, dehumanization, violence spree, against humanity, life is a bitch, manipulations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: australia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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: realistic, exciting, rough, bleak, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, terrorism, train, speed, crimes, save the day, chaos and mayhem, confined, danger, law enforcement, heroes, chases and races ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, deadly, military life, gory, danger, military, military base, dehumanization, bio weapon, life is a bitch, power relations, wartime life ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: japan, asia, china
⇓ 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: realistic, tense, captivating, serious, bleak ...
Plot: hopes, redemption, destiny, society, occupation, life is a bitch, disgraced, in-laws, political unrest, exploit, haunted by the past, sexual abuse ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 50s, 1940s, 1990s ...
Place: estonia, europe, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: disturbing, rough, serious, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: prostitute, pimp, crimes, life is a bitch, cons and scams, city life, crime, urban ghetto life, downfall, social decay, going straight, society ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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: captivating, tense, serious, gloomy, rough ...
Plot: drugs/alcohol, crimes, couple relations, life is a bitch, urban ghetto life, urban ghetto, small town, working class, uncover truth, down on your luck, life turned upside down, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 70s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, usa, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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, psychological, rough, realistic
Plot: violence, danger, domestic violence, misfit, alcohol abuse, dysfunctional family, gang, loan, ambition, obsession, parents and children, family relations ...
Time: 1950s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: realistic, disturbing, rough, exciting, serious ...
Plot: youth, urban, drug abuse, strong sexual content, postmodernism, realism, juvenile delinquency, kids in trouble, drugs/alcohol, down on your luck, social decay, nightlife ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: asia, seoul, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: gloomy, rough, tense, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: prostitute, crimes, crime, gangsters, disorder, criminal's revenge, immigrants, criminal heroes, society, orphan, gang, crime gone awry ...
Time: 90s
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Deathmaker (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Fritz Haarmann, who has killed at least 27 boys, is questioned by a psychology professor in order to find out whether he is sane and can be held responsible for his crimes. During this interrogation Haarmann reveals his motives and his killing ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: murder, courtroom drama, law enforcement, death row, investigation, track down, deadly, transsexual, society, life is a bitch, crime, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Sugar Boxx (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Sugar State Women’s Prison. An Everglades hellhole where innocent girls are forced to slave in the swamps by day then turn tricks for the warden by night. A prison camp where corruption, brutality, and sexual abuse are all part of the daily ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, semi serious, rough
Plot: prison, rivalry, gory, defiant, dishonesty, strong sexual content, prison life, rebelliousness, undercover, injustice, rebellion, sexual abuse ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Stoic (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A heated game of poker causes three men incarcerated for nonviolent offenses to brutalize their cellmate before taking drastic measures in order to cover up their crime.
Style: bleak, serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Plot: sexual abuse, prison life, life is a bitch, criminal heroes, confined, crime, crimes, society, gory, deadly, partners, buddies ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Violence at Noon (1966)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Hakuchu no Torima" is the portrayal of a violent rapist as seen through the recollections of his wife and one of his victims. As the film starts, Eisuke (Kei Sato) encounters Shino (Saeda Kawaguchi), who works as a maid in a house. She is a ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: sexual abuse, rapist, danger, murder, psychopath, society, investigation, countryside, crimes, life is a bitch, criminal heroes, violence spree ...
Time: 60s
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%