Movies like Pleasures of the Flesh

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Pleasures of the Flesh (1965)
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Pleasures of the Flesh (1965)
Original name: 悦楽
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A corrupt businessman blackmails the lovelorn reprobate Atsushi into watching over his suitcase full of embezzled cash while he serves a jail sentence. Rather than wait for the man to retrieve his money, however, Atsushi decides to spend it all in one libidinous rush—fully expecting to be tracked down and killed.
Style: serious, tense, captivating, suspenseful, sexual, sexy, realistic
Plot: prison, murder, obsession, criminal heroes, betrayal, political corruption, dishonesty, embezzlement, materialism, jail, gangsters, prostitute, wedding, money, rape, secretary, crimes, college, crime, couples, deadly, eroticism, sex, teacher, yakuza ...
Time: 60s
Place: japan

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Most similar movies to Pleasures of the Flesh

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and rough films with plots about crimes, crime, murder, dishonesty, deadly, criminal heroes and gangsters mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Pleasures of the Flesh: My Kingdom (2001), Red Letters (2000), Chandni Bar (2001), Played (2006), Witness Protection (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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My Kingdom (2001)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: Italy, UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A powerful dynasty, headed by a charismatic, manipulative father, falls when he decides to hand over his criminal empire to his three corrupt and power-hungry daughters. Kath runs a brothel down by the docks, Tracy owns a soccer team and Jo, a ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: rivalry, family relations, vengeance, murder, parents and children, drug dealing, dishonesty, betrayal, deadly, prostitute, crimes, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: captivating, exciting, suspenseful, rough, stylized ...
Plot: betrayal, prison, gang, chaos and mayhem, prison life, graphic violence, ambition, crimes, rivalry, criminal's revenge, crime, buddies ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, hiroshima japan
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87%
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Red Letters (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A college professor reluctantly hides an escaped female convict who tries to get him to help prove her innocent of a murder.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: college, prison, crime, crimes, mystery, law enforcement, dishonesty, obsession, destructive relationship, amateur detective, murder, escaped prisoner ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, mojave desert
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82%
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Chandni Bar (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Chandni Bar, a film directed by Madhur Bhandarkar depicts the gritty life of the Mumbai underworld, including prostitution, dance bars and gun crime.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: female protagonist, gangsters, rape, crime, vengeance, political unrest, rich and poor, crimes, dancer's life, prostitute, tough heroes, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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Played (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An examination of the malevolent London underworld with it's despicable criminal underground. Ray (Mick Rossi) just finished an eight year prison sentence after getting set up. Now he is back on the streets to settle the score.
Style: serious, tense, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: murder, prison, criminal underworld, criminal, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, crime gone awry, gangsters, release from prison ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, europe, britain, los angeles
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65%
Witness Protection (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Would you be willing to walk away from everyone and everything you've ever known in exchange for your safety? This is the question facing career criminal Bobby "Bats" Batton (Tom Sizemore); on the outs with the mob and facing ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, betrayal, witnessing a crime, dishonesty, mystery, crimes, deadly, samurai, rivalry, criminal heroes, crime, ghost ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, seattle, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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: suspenseful, stylized, atmospheric, rough, serious ...
Plot: gang, gangsters, yakuza, deadly, society, uninhibited rivalry, murder, tough heroes, conspiracy, graphic violence, criminal heroes, dishonesty ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Bloodlines (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: After Elaine Hopkin is found dead, apparent an OD suicide, her firstborn Mark wouldn't even inform his dad James Hopkin, who was locked up for murder. Kid sister Justine, a cocky uniformed cop, goes visit him, only to learn he was just ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, rough
Plot: investigation, murder, mystery, law enforcement, dishonesty, danger, crimes, deadly, intrigue, rivalry, righting the wronged, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Crazy Joe (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The rise and fall of a Mafia gangster, based on the life of murdered New York gangster "Crazy" Joey Gallo.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: gangsters, prison, criminal heroes, psychopath, godparent, restaurant, heist, crimes, gang, society, crime, deadly ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Pretty When You Cry (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A wife is caught in a web of sex and violence.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, erotic, gloomy ...
Plot: murder, femme fatale, investigation, woman in danger, deadly, mystery, betrayal, couples, obsession, dangerous attraction, law enforcement, serial killer ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Spanish Judges (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A con-artist hires two low-lifes to cover him during a deal, ending with three criminals, two dueling pistols, and one night they'll never forget
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: mind game, unlikely criminals, criminal heroes, mystery, psychopath, deadly, criminal's revenge, betrayal, dishonesty, crime gone awry, rivalry, mentally challenged ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Deadfall (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After he accidentally kills his father, Mike, during a sting, Joe tries to carry out Mike's dying wish by recovering valuables that Mike's twin brother Lou stole from him years earlier. But Uncle Lou is also a confidence artist, and Joe is ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: twins, murder, gangsters, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, cons and scams, neo noir, crime gone awry, crime, crimes, greed, uncle nephew relationship ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Bella Mafia (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Don Roberto Luciano turns informer for the biggest Mafia trial in history, but his family pays a terrible price.
Style: serious, captivating, tense, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: mafia, murder, monastery, revenge, filicide, gangsters, family life, crime, betrayal, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: suspenseful, rough, atmospheric, gloomy, tense ...
Plot: prostitute, forgery, criminal heroes, gangsters, gang, society, destiny, criminal's revenge, crime gone awry, crime, orphan, immigrants ...
Time: 90s
Place: tokyo, asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Halla Bol (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Ashfaque (Ajay Devgan) is a small town boy aspiring to be a film star in the Hindi film industry. He joins a street theatre group run by a reformed dacoit Sidhu (Pankaj Kapur) who uses street theatre as a medium to bring about an awakening in the ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, tense, suspense
Plot: murder, actor's life, dishonesty, deadly, bollywood, crimes, mentor, infidelity, corrupt politician, politician, witness, security ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Hell's Kitchen (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When a robbery goes awry, the bandits all end up in a puddle of blood and only one lives and goes to jail for five years. Upon his release, the girlfriend wants her new boyfriend to kill him. Only trouble is the boyfriend knows that the fault was ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: crime gone awry, haunted by the past, friendship, murder, crimes, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, life is a bitch, gang, drug dealing, dishonesty, gangsters ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Flipping (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: no overview found
Style: tense, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, wedding, gangsters, gang, deadly, rivalry, assassination, working undercover, gambling, showbiz, friendship, rebelliousness ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Tick Tock (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Stunning trophy wife Rachel Avery is stuck in a cold, loveless marriage with her millionaire husband, Holden. So when Holden goes away on a trip, Rachel hooks up with her close friend Carla, and the two hatch a plan to murder Holden and collect on ...
Style: rough, erotic, tense, sexy, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, private detective, betrayal, power relations, couples, deadly, infidelity, femme fatale, sex, blackmail, cons and scams, who done it ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Deviant Obsession (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Joan Alton is a lawyer who goes undercover at a strip club to gather clues that might exonerate her lover who has been accused of murder. While the defendant's secrets unveil, she will stop at nothing to catch the real killer.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, sexy, sexual ...
Plot: strip club, amateur detective, false accusation, woman in danger, dangerous attraction, life is a bitch, obsession, murder, frame up, couples, law enforcement, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Bummer (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Corrupt cops, street gangs, "Bratki" in "Bummers" (BMWs) steal and "Merins" (Mercedeses), angry truck drivers, beautiful women and death are what four friends in a black Bummer who go on a mission from one region of ...
Style: tense, serious, road movie, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, russian mafia, crimes, gangsters, disorder, corrupt law enforcer, dishonesty, intrigue, crime gone awry, on the run, chases and races, on the road ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, 90s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Tycoon: A New Russian (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Russia, France, Germany
Duration: 128 min.
Story: During the Gorbachev years, Platon Makovski and his four buddies are university students who jump on the private capitalism movement. Fast-forward 20 years, Platon finds himself the richest man in Russia, having sacrificed his friends to get to the ...
Style: clever, serious, cynical, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: rise to the top, betrayal, fighting the system, society, crimes, political corruption, dishonesty, politics, rise and fall, state affairs, blind ambition, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia
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45%
The Story of a Latino Godfather (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: In the streets of East Los Angeles, Manny is a formidable drug dealer. Impressed by his extravagant lifestyle and prowess, his young son, Kilo, yearns to follow in his footsteps. Kilo resolves to learn how to prosper in the drug world, and his new ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime boss, gangsters, prison, prison life, juvenile delinquency, criminal heroes, crimes, life is a bitch, deadly, dishonesty, gang, drug dealing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, sex, on the run, crimes, crime, parents and children, violence spree, deadly, prostitute, father son relationship, violence, sex scene ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Not for, or Against (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: "Ni Pour, Ni Contre" tracks the fall of a young TV camerawoman, Caty, after she becomes involved with a group of petty criminals and their enigmatic leader, Jean. The gang lives hand-to-mouth until the day Jean plans a daring bank robbery. ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gang, robbery, money, dishonesty, crimes, murder, bank, bank robbery, criminal gang, jewelry, prostitute ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, europe, france, cannes
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Ants in the Mouth (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Cuba
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After languishing in a Barcelona prison for nearly a decade, a busted bank robber attempts to find the girl who made off with the cash in this suspenseful tale of revenge and betrayal starring Adriana Gil and Eduard Fernández. Ex-con Martin Losada ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, on the run, criminal heroes, rivalry, investigation, betrayal, obsessive quest, criminal's revenge, cons and scams, heist, dishonesty, deadly ...
Time: 50s
Place: cuba, europe, spain, latin america
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41%
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Mafiosa (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 416 min.
TV show
Story: By the will of her dead uncle who was murdered Sandra Paoli is propelled to the head of a powerful mafia clan. She becomes a respected, but also hated, woman in a world of men, murder and criminality.
Style: captivating, serious, suspenseful, rough, semi serious ...
Plot: murder, mafia, crimes, rivalry, family business, criminal's revenge, betrayal, gang, gangsters, drug dealing, family problems, police corruption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.8
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Breaking Point (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The Mafia tries to take revenge against a man who testified against them in court.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, mafia, vigilante, rebellion, blind ambition, legal, gangsters, law enforcement, gang, dishonesty, deadly, on the run ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Professor (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 171 min.
Story: Vaguely inspired to the real story of boss of the Camorra's bosses Raffaele Cutolo, this is the story of the criminal career of "Il professore" (the professor). He is in prison, and by there he is able to build, step by step, an ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cosa nostra, murder, kidnapping, rise and fall, rivalry, law enforcement, heroes, deadly, criminal heroes, dishonesty, confined, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: italy, new york, napoli italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Trapped (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The suicide was easy, getting away with everything else could be murder.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: femme fatale, protagonist as suspect, manhunt, legal investigation, mind game, crumbling marriage, deadly, danger, betrayal, dishonesty, law enforcement, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Three Walls (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Three men are on death row. Jaggu (Jackie Shroff), a lawyer and a poet, is serving a sentence for murdering his wife because she was cheating on him with another man. Nagya (Nagesh Kukunoor), a man angry with the whole world, is arrested for ...
Style: bleak, touching, serious, tense, contemplative ...
Plot: confined, prison life, prison, introspection, death row, murder, family problems, criminal heroes, hopes, crimes, redemption, prisoner ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%