Movies like The Outsider 2018

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The Outsider (2018)
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The Outsider (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A former American G.I. joins a yakuza family after his release from prison in post-World War II Osaka.
Style: suspense, realistic, tense, serious, suspenseful, intense
Plot: yakuza, organized crime, prison, rivalry, crimes, rise and fall, danger, dishonesty, mob boss, heroin, drug traffic, ambition, anti hero, smuggling, society, anti heroes, anti-hero, netflix, gun, suicide attempt, graphic violence, tattoo, blood, bare breasts, katana ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, post world war two, year 1954
Place: japan, osaka japan

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Most similar movies to The Outsider

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and tense films with plots about crimes, rivalry, crime, gangsters, danger, dishonesty and organized crime mostly in Crime, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like The Outsider: Rain Fall (2009), The Yakuza (1974), Outrage (2010), Beyond Outrage (2012), Like a Dragon (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Rain Fall (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A hit man looks to protect the daughter of one of his victims against CIA assassins.
Style: rough, bleak, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, police officer, law enforcement, crimes, danger, dishonesty, rivalry, chases and races, deadly, tough heroes, chase, police ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, new york, asia, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Yakuza (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Harry Kilmer returns to Japan after several years in order to rescue his friend George's kidnapped daughter - and ends up on the wrong side of the Yakuza, the notorious Japanese mafia...
Style: neo noir, tense, realistic, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: yakuza, kidnapping, gangsters, mafia, crime, crimes, friendship, culture clash, rescue, haunted by the past, rivalry, danger ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, post world war two, 80s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, kyoto japan, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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Outrage (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The story begins with Sekiuchi, boss of the Sannokai, a huge organized crime syndicate controlling the entire Kanto region, issuing a stern warning to his lieutenant Kato and right-hand man Ikemoto, head of the Ikemoto-gumi. Kato orders Ikemoto to ...
Style: serious, tense, rough, realistic, cynical
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang member, hanging, criminal heroes, crimes, gang war, danger, deadly, gang, rivalry, merciless, gory, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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 ⇓
65%
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Like a Dragon (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Japan, South Korea
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Former Yakuza underling Kiryu Kazuma, who has recently been released from prison after a lengthy incarceration, and is trying to piece his life together and distance himself from his Yakuza past. Unfortunately Kiryu's problems slowly escalate ...
Style: exciting, captivating, suspense, tense, realistic ...
Plot: yakuza, crimes, gang, vengeance, gangsters, danger, rivalry, bank, track down, hitman, heist, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.6
 52K
Black Rain (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Two New York cops get involved in a gang war between members of the Yakuza, the Japanese Mafia. They arrest one of their killers and are ordered to escort him back to Japan. In Japan, however, he manages to escape. As they try to track him down, ...
Style: suspense, serious, exciting, realistic, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, police investigation, partners, police, fish out of water, gang war, culture clash, gunfight, crimes, crime, track down, danger ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: japan, new york, asia, usa, osaka japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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, police officer, katana sword, bare breasts, revenge, sex, nudity (full frontal - brief)
Place: los angeles, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
American Yakuza (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When Nick Davis leaves prison after one year in solitaire, he is hired to operate forklift in a warehouse in the harbor owned by the Japanese Yakuza patriarch Isshin Tendo. The place is assaulted by the Italian Mafia leaded by Dino Campanela and ...
Style: bleak, rough, suspenseful, exciting, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, organized crime, undercover agent, martial arts, mafia, yakuza, hitman, one man army, crime, criminal's revenge, espionage, gang ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 5.8
 4K
Darc (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: To bring down a global human trafficking ring, an Interpol agent recruits the help of a brutal criminal with inside knowledge of the yakuza.
Style: tense, exciting, serious, intense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone hero, yakuza, justice, vengeance, human trafficking, interpol, tough heroes, fight scenes, brutality, violence, life philosophy, kidnapping ...
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Real Gangsters (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Real Gangsters tells the story of the Lo Giacamo family, one of the most successful crime syndicates in New York City. Run by cousins Vincent Lo Giacamo and Jack Lo Giacamo, Real Gangsters shows how these two men maintain control of their dangerous ...
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, serious, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crimes, family business, rivalry, rise and fall, family relations, unfulfillment, ambition, danger, organized crime, criminal, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Story of a Wild Elder Sister: Widespread Lynch Law (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Ocho is accidentally captured by a drug trafficking cartel who use Chinese women to smuggle drugs into Japan by hiding it in their vaginas. She is tortured, and manages to escape, fighting both the male yakuzas and a gang of female thieves.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gambling, yakuza, criminal heroes, intrigue, gangsters, dishonesty, crimes, heroes, chases and races, criminal's revenge, rivalry ...
Time: 70s
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.4
 120K
Contraband (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: When his brother-in-law runs afoul of a drug lord, family man Chris Farraday turns to a skill he abandoned long ago – smuggling – to repay the debt. But the job goes wrong, and Farraday finds himself wanted by cops, crooks and killers alike.
Style: realistic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, smuggling, dishonesty, drug lord, crimes, crime, criminal heroes, robbery, rivalry, danger, betrayal, wanted ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new orleans, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.3
 3K
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Graveyard of Honor (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A barkeeper saves a Yakuza boss' life and thus makes his way up in the organization. However, his fear of nothing soon causes problems.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: yakuza, deadly, life is a bitch, drug abuse, addiction, criminal heroes, gang, crimes, crime, criminal's revenge, gangsters, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Wicked Blood (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Hannah and Amber Baker are trapped in a dark Southern underworld of violence, drugs and bikers. Both live in fear of their "Uncle Frank" Stinson, the ruthless leader of a crime organization.
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: betrayal, family in danger, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, unlikely criminals, drug dealing, crimes, orphan, youth, rivalry, gang, criminal's revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Power of Few (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Spies, cops and armed children cross paths on a day of danger, mystery and possible transformation. Five unusual characters are unknowingly connected to an extraordinary smuggling operation, as religious conspiracy collides with urban crime.
Style: serious, tense, captivating, suspense, exciting ...
Plot: conspiracy, crimes, religions or cults, escapades, mystery, drugs/alcohol, medicine, multiple storylines, danger, collision, graphic violence, obsessive quest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans, vatican
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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West 32nd (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When John Kim, an ambitious young lawyer, takes on a pro bono case to exonerate a fourteen-year-old boy from a first degree murder charge, he finds a world he never knew existed in the underbelly of Manhattan - the Korean underworld.
Style: atmospheric, captivating, tense, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: gangsters, lawyer, ambition, crimes, mafia, fish out of water, murder, korean american, danger, rivalry, tough heroes, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city, manhattan new york city, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.9
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The Waiter (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A man travels through corporate corruption and his own sin to find his soul.
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, tense ...
Plot: heroes, hitman, rivalry, deadly, crimes, danger, dishonesty, tough guy, gunfight, violence, headband, head bandage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Black November (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Nigeria, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A volatile, oil-rich Nigerian community wages war against their corrupt government and a multi-national oil corporation to protect their land from being destroyed by excessive drilling and spills. To seek justice, a rebel organization kidnaps an ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, rough, exciting, serious
Plot: kidnapping, terrorism, state affairs, confined, political conspiracy, racism, heroes, crimes, dishonesty, danger, crime, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: nigeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Assassins' Code (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A corporate assassination forces opportunistic double agents from three nations to fight to retrieve a high-tech computer disk containing schematics for a deadly weapon.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, crimes, rivalry, undercover, danger, dishonesty, hitman, working undercover, vengeance, deadly, haunted by the past, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Bonded by Blood (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In 1995, drug suppliers and career criminals Tony Tucker, Patrick Tate and Craig Rolfe were blasted to death by a shot gun whilst waiting in a Range Rover in Rettendon, Essex. The film charts their rise to become the most prolific dealers and feared ...
Style: tense, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, rise and fall, rivalry, drug dealing, ambition, partners, deadly, gangsters, betrayal, crimes, dishonesty, vengeance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Nameless Gangster: Rules of the Time (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A corrupted customs officer, Choi Ik-hyeon, faces losing his job. Then, his life turns around as he meets ganster Choi Hyeong-bae who has connection with the Yakuza. They quickly form a partnetship; Hyeong-bae helps Ik-hyeon set up a business with ...
Style: serious, tense, rough, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: gangsters, police officer, police, rise to the top, ambition, gang war, betrayal, dishonesty, rise and fall, crimes, disorder, graphic violence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: korea, asia, busan, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.1
 17K
36th Precinct (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The Film takes place in Paris, where two cops are competing for the vacant seat of chief of police while in the middle of a search for a gang of violent thieves. The movie is directed by Olivier Marchal, a former police officer who spent 12 years ...
Style: rough, twists and turns, tense, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, gang, rivalry, vengeance, crimes, police corruption, crime, betrayal, workplace intrigue, ambition, law enforcement, justice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 7.4
 6K
Election 2 (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 93 min.
Story: As election time nears, current Triad chairman Lok (Simon Yam) faces competition from his godsons. At the same time, Jimmy (Louis Koo) looks to increase his business relations with mainland China.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating, tense ...
Plot: election, organized crime, triad, henchman, gangsters, criminal heroes, dishonesty, rules and policies, rivalry, crimes, ambition, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.6
 2K
Tell (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Ethan Tell is a small time crook who makes a big-time score when he steals 1 million dollars. Ironically, his life radically changes for the worst when he discovers that stealing the money was the easy part and he now must keep his partner, his ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, danger, life turned upside down, rivalry, on the run, going straight, dishonesty, heist, criminal heroes, crime, chases and races, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
La Reina del Sur (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico, USA, Spain, Colombia
Duration: 378 min.
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Story: After years of blood, sweat and tears, a woman of humble origin ends up becoming a drug trafficking legend, with all that that means...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, suspense
Plot: crimes, mafia, rise to the top, drug dealing, power struggle, rivalry, life is a bitch, organized crime, vengeance, cocaine, gang, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america, spain, europe, morocco
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.4
 693
Backflash (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A woman is released from prison and heads home to help outwit a local mob boss and pull off the scam of a lifetime.
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: femme fatale, crime gone awry, cons and scams, on the run, odd couple, deadly, danger, gangsters, kidnapping, on the road, crime, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Carlito's Way: Rise to Power (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Jay Hernandez (Friday Night Lights), Mario Van Peebles (Ali), Luis Guzmán (Carlito's Way) and Sean Combs (Monster's Ball) star in the gripping tale of the early years of gangster legend Carlito Brigante. Seduced by the power of the brutal ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, gang, drug dealing, police corruption, vengeance, crimes, betrayal, best friends, master criminal, rivalry, tragic hero, law enforcement ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: new york, usa, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.9
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Perez. (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Demetrio Perez is a tough prosecutor torn between the corruption inherent in his job and the desire to do right by his family. But when opportunity presents itself and his daughter Thea falls in love with a Mafioso’s son, Perez has to cut through ...
Style: serious, tense, captivating, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: lawyer, crimes, rivalry, danger, gangsters, dishonesty, blackmail, family, protection, legal, child in peril, manipulation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, naples italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: exciting, captivating, suspenseful, rough, stylized ...
Plot: betrayal, prison, gang, deadly, rivalry, criminal's revenge, gangsters, graphic violence, prison life, chaos and mayhem, going straight, ambition ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s, post world war two
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, hiroshima japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%