Movies like Kill 2008

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Kill (2008)
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Kill (2008)
Original name: Kiru
Genre: Action
Country: Japan
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Four segments by four different Directors. Kiriko (Takanori Tsujimoto), The Children’s Samurai (Kenta Fukasaku), The Firing Range (Makoto Tahara), and Assault Girl 2 (Mamoru Oshii). Kiriko: the spirit of a murdered assassin takes revenge on the gang that killed her and her sister. Children's Samurai: an educational film narrates the like of a modern grade-school samurai dealing with bullies. Firing Range: the rifle of a Meiji Era soldier and the pistol of a modern police officer are transformed into powerful new weapons when they face off. Assault Girl 2: two guardian angels duel in a wheat field.
Style: exciting, anthology, twists and turns, captivating, tense, suspense, humorous, stylized, semi serious
Plot: samurai, vengeance, martial arts, serial killer, rivalry, daring rescue, crimes, youth, deadly, betrayal, murder, gangsters, heroes, kidnapping, graphic violence, good versus evil, legends and myths, strong female presence, young heroes, postmodernism, school, dragon, bodyguard, forest, hostage ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia

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Most similar movies to Kill

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, serious, rough and suspenseful films with plots about rivalry, martial arts, heroes, crimes, deadly, master warrior and vengeance mostly in Action, Drama and Adventure genres. Some movies like Kill: Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman (1989), Goemon (2009), Bangkok Assassins (2011), New Tale of Zatoichi (1963), Prisoner 701 Sasori (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman (1989)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 116 min.
Story: This 26th film installment of the Zatoichi series sees Shintaro Katsu return to this classic role after a 10 year hiatus. The blind masseur Ichi gets caught between rival Yakuza clans.
Style: atmospheric, rough, suspenseful, stylized, tense ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, swordsman, gang, rivalry, lone wolves, gangsters, good versus evil, crime, master warrior, escapades, danger ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
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95%
 6.7
 5K
Goemon (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: Japan
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Follow the infamous ninja bandit named Ishikawa Goemon (Yosuke Eguchi) in an epic story. One night while looting treasure from Nanban (Southern Barbarians), Goemon finds a mysterious box hidden inside a secret grave. A forgotten relic from the past ...
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, suspense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, rich and poor, betrayal, social differences, heroes, rivalry, battles, revenge, robin hood, treasure, murder ...
Time: 15th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
Bangkok Assassins (2011)
Genre: Action
Country: Thailand
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Five kids fled from a mafia who abused them as beggars. They ended up meeting the great kung fu master who adopted them and taught them how to fight. Now, the kids are grownups and become the magnificent five kung fu fighters who have only one ...
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, tense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: shaolin kung fu, martial arts, kung fu, kung fu master, crimes, youth, vengeance, rivalry, teenage life, graphic violence, young heroes, master warrior ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
New Tale of Zatoichi (1963)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Wishing to find peace, Zatoichi travels to his old village but only finds trouble when he ends up in a love triangle and finds old scores have followed him home.
Style: suspenseful, stylized, rough, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, kidnapping, murder, graphic violence, deadly, lone wolves, adventure, heroes, rivalry, redemption, vengeance ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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Prisoner 701 Sasori (2008)
Genre: Action
Country: Japan, Hong Kong
Duration: 103 min.
Story: When a band of assassins invade the home of their target Hei Tai they find only his lovely, innocent, bride-to-be, Nami and force upon her a cruel dilemma: either she kills her fiancee’s sister or they kill her fiancee. Trapped, and unable to ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: women's prison, revenge, life turned upside down, deadly, fugitives, chases and races, rivalry, life is a bitch, confined, crimes, prison life, martial arts ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
High-Kick Girl! (2009)
Genre: Action
Country: Japan
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Martial arts purists -- not to mention fans of miniskirt-clad, high-kicking karate girls -- will welcome the tightly choreographed fight scenes and slow-motion scuffles in this film about a teenage karate phenom eager to take down her older peers. ...
Style: exciting, tense, captivating, suspense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: martial arts, karate, rivalry, gang, master warrior, crimes, danger, ambition, escapades, battles, teenage girl, schoolgirl ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Samurai Avenger: The Blind Wolf (2009)
Genre: Action, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A blind man seeks revenge against the psychopath who took away his sight and slaughtered his wife and daughter. Eight years after the massacre, the man has returned to the desert town, now a highly trained samurai swordsman ready to seek justice. ...
Style: exciting, tense, captivating, suspense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, vengeance, rivalry, crimes, lone wolves, murder, assassin, gang of outlaws, sword fight, blindness, drifter ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
The Sword of Doom (1966)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Through his unconscionable actions against others, a sociopathic samurai builds a trail of vendettas that follow him closely.
Style: bleak, stylized, tense, rough, epic ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, psychopath, nihilism, master warrior, vengeance, uninhibited rivalry, atrocity, opponent, rivalry, deadly, crimes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Zatoichi the Fugitive (1963)
Genre: Drama, Adventure, Action
Country: Japan
Duration: 86 min.
Story: After arriving in the town of Shimonita, Ichi finds that a price has been put on his head by a local yakuza boss. He's drawn into a trap, but after hearing of the slaying of a former love, Ichi furiously fights his way through the entire clan ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, stylized, realistic, serious ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, sword, katana, rivalry, on the run, adventure, crimes, contests and competitions, deadly, gangsters, master warrior ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.2
 29K
Ong-bak 2 (2008)
Genre: Action
Country: Thailand
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Moments from death a young man is rescued by a renowned warrior. Realizing unsurpassed physical potential in the young boy he trains him into the most dangerous man alive. As he becomes a young man he goes on a lone mission of vengeance against the ...
Style: serious, stylized, weird, harsh, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, betrayal, master warrior, destiny, one man army, vengeance, danger, obsessive quest, rivalry, human spirit, obsession, graphic violence ...
Time: 15th century, middle ages, 1400s
Place: thailand, asia, hong kong, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Hanzo the Razor: Sword of Justice (1972)
Genre: Action
Country: Japan
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Fearless Edo-period police inspector Hanzo Itami, nicknamed The Razor, has developed his own unique way of extracting information for his inquiries. His first adventure sees him investigating his superior officer's mistress, whom he suspects of ...
Style: serious, realistic, sexy, sexual, offbeat ...
Plot: samurai, investigation, martial arts, nudity (full frontal - brief), torture, graphic violence, anti hero, law enforcement, deadly, heroes, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: middle ages
Place: japan, asia, feudal japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 3.8
 125
Kung Fu Kid (2007)
Genre: Action
Country: Japan
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A young martial arts student gets caught up in a series of Kung Fu adventures with a woman who manages a Chinese restaurant.
Style: exciting, captivating, sincere, entertaining, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: martial arts, restaurant, shaolin monk, prodigy, escapades, danger, school, family, rivalry, friendship, silly humor, fish out of water ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.0
 746
Kung Fu Killer (2008)
Genre: Action
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 176 min.
Story: China is in unrest, as the Republic falls prey to Warlords like Kahn Xin, who holds an entire province hostage to the opium trade—and destroys all who oppose him. Only the revered Wudang monks dare stand in Kahn’s way in order to protect the ...
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, martial arts, kung fu, escapades, track down, tough heroes, rivalry, crimes, race against time, duel, danger, master warrior ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 3.3
 710
The Purifiers (2004)
Genre: Action
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The story of martial arts clubs who have created their own city infrastructure after tiring of government initiatives. Responding to the greed and corruption creeping into the other clubs, headed by capitalist-wannabe Moses, The Purifiers battle to ...
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, suspense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, fighting crime, gang, crimes, vengeance, leadership, rivalry, society, vigilantism, gangsters, tough heroes, danger ...
Time: future
Place: england, scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.7
 12K
Lady Snowblood (1973)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Yuki's family is nearly wiped out before she is born due to the machinations of a band of criminals. These criminals kidnap and brutalize her mother but leave her alive. Later her mother ends up in prison with only revenge to keep her alive. ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, melancholic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: female assassin, vengeance, murder, female killer, martial arts, childbirth, vigilantism, samurai, track down, danger, assassination, child birth ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1890s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Samurai (2002)
Genre: Action
Country: Spain, France, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An ageless Demon Warrior is magically impregnated into the womb of a Parisian Kung-Fu Master's girlfriend. But what is the Demon's relationship with a new-release blockbuster fighting game?
Style: stylized, suspenseful, serious, exciting, scary ...
Plot: martial arts, danger, crimes, investigation, deadly, supernatural, ghost, samurai, rivalry, reincarnation, adventure, save the world ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, france, tokyo, asia, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.1
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Yakuza Weapon (2011)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 105 min.
Story: After four years overseas, Shozo returns to Japan to avenge his yakuza boss who was assassinated by his own treacherous top man, Kurawaki. The resulting battle leaves both men severely injured, and Shozo awakens in a mysterious medical facility to ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, captivating, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, danger, criminal's revenge, rivalry, crimes, gangsters, yakuza, nudity (full frontal - brief), violence, murder, gory, strong violent content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Gothic & Lolita Psycho (2010)
Genre: Action, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Yuki lives at home in peace until one day a unit of assassins breaks in and kill her mother. In order to revenge herself Yuki becomes a demon of vengeance by donning gothic lolita clothing, using a parasol as a deadly weapon, and executing the ...
Style: gothic, semi serious, rough, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, japanese woman, vengeance, gory, crimes, danger, deadly, rivalry, murder, track down, tough heroes, lolita ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Zatoichi: The Last (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan, France
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A blind master swordsman attempts to lead a quiet life with his wife but he is provoked back into battle.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, captivating, tense ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, homecoming, adventure, deadly, forced into action, village, blind man, save the day, murder, protector, massacre ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Blackbelt (1992)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Don "The Dragon" Wilson is back and forced to take on the greatest legends of the martial arts world. Wilson fights off all comers while defending rock superstar Shanna (Deirdre Imershein) against the insane attacks of a fanatical veteran ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bodyguard, martial arts, serial killer, murder, stalking, vietnam war, investigation, one man army, psychopath, vigilantism, gangsters, crimes ...
Time: 20th century
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53%
Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart in Peril (1972)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 81 min.
Story: In the fourth film of the Lone Wolf and Cub series, Ogami Itto is hired to kill a tattooed female assassin and battles Retsudo, head of the Yagyu clan, and his son Gunbei.
Style: stylized, contemplative, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, female killer, hitman, assassin, crimes, lone wolves, cult, parents and children, strong violent content, deadly, master warrior ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 4.8
 3K
Gun Woman (2014)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A brilliant doctor on a quest for revenge buys a young woman and trains her to be the ultimate assassin, implanting gun parts in her body that she must later assemble and use to kill her target before she bleeds to death.
Style: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful, twists and turns
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, master criminal, crimes, violence spree, danger, good versus evil, deadly, rivalry, gory, murder, female assassin, gunfight ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.6
 4K
Ichi (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Ichi is a blind entertainer that travels the countryside with her traditional Japanese guitar and walking stick. She’s in search for the kind man that brought her up as a child, but because of her beauty she encounters problems every step of the ...
Style: epic, suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, blind woman, samurai, ninja, heroes, danger, escapades, rivalry, vengeance, crimes, deadly, female killer ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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American Samurai (1992)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When a father passes on the traditional family sword to one of his two adopted sons, the other--in a fit of jealous rage--joins a yakuza drug smuggling mob. When the other son decides to find him and set things straight, things don't seem to go ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, master warrior, adventure, gory, uninhibited rivalry, culture clash, vengeance, deadly, gangsters, contests and competitions, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia, turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Zatoichi the Outlaw (1967)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When a local gambling house kidnaps some peasants because they failed to pay their debts, a rival gambling house pays their debts and sets them free.
Style: exciting, captivating, suspense, tense, semi serious ...
Plot: yakuza, samurai, gambling, jail, adventure, rivalry, crimes, small town, dishonesty, martial arts, village, murder ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Samurai Princess (2009)
Genre: Action, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 82 min.
Story: When 11 of her friends are raped and murdered, leaving the Samurai Princess (Aino Kishi) the only survivor, she becomes infused with her comrades' souls. Transformed into an android, she sets out to avenge their deaths. Dai Mizuno co-stars as ...
Style: exciting, rough, semi serious, tense, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vengeance, imaginary, gory, uninhibited rivalry, chaos, violence spree, master warrior, deadly, samurai, androids and robots, life is a bitch, danger ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Executioner (1974)
Genre: Action
Country: Japan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Three street toughs are hired to take down a Tokyo drug dealer in this hard-hitting Toei karate action film.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, heroes, hitman, vengeance, tough heroes, stoners, danger, law enforcement, crime, drug dealing, rivalry ...
Time: 70s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.2
 2K
Public Enemy (2002)
Genre: Action
Country: South Korea
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Ruthless cop Chul-joong and a merciless killer in raincoat run into each other in a small alleyway and form a fatal bond. A free-for-all fight occurs by coincidence on a rainy street. A week later, the dead bodies of an old couple are discovered ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, dark humor
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, murder, psychopath, serial killer, gangsters, deadly, crimes, vengeance, dishonesty, martial arts, police detective, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Zatoichi and the Fugitives (1968)
Genre: Drama, Action, Adventure
Country: Japan
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Zatoichi runs afoul of some evil fugitives, working for a corrupt law official.
Style: suspenseful, stylized, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: katana, snake, rescue, heroes, manipulations, rivalry, fugitives, danger, manipulation, graphic violence, vengeance, village ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Princess Blade (2001)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Yuki is the last surviving royal of the House of Takemikazuchi or Takemikazuchi no Hime (たけみかずち の ひめ), who live in a futuristic post-apocalyptic isolationist world where they use their skills as former Mikado guards to become ...
Style: stylized, futuristic, serious, suspenseful, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: female warrior, martial arts, vengeance, leadership, adventure, heroic mission, rivalry, crimes, deadly, danger, escapades, love affair ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%