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Japanese Summer: Double Suicide (1967)
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Japanese Summer: Double Suicide (1967)
Original name: 無理心中日本の夏
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 he deemed the “death drive” in Japanese youth culture.
Style: psychological, tense, atmospheric, offbeat, serious, realistic, surreal, stylized
Plot: killing spree, gangsters, crimes, hitman, obsession, crime, graphic violence, violence spree, sex addict, isolation, death wish, sexual content, nudity (full frontal - brief), sniper, killer, murderer, sex scene, suicide, monk, male female relationship, nymphomaniac, graffiti, lust, revolutionary, nymph ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo

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Most similar movies to Japanese Summer: Double Suicide

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and rough films with plots about crimes, crime, gangsters, rivalry, deadly, murder and graphic violence mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Japanese Summer: Double Suicide: Violence at Noon (1966), Vengeance is Mine (1979), Pistol Opera (2001), The Wolves (1971), Tokyo Drifter (1966). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: disturbing, rough, bleak, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: sexual abuse, rapist, investigation, master and servant, danger, crime, crimes, life is a bitch, criminal heroes, society, psychopath, violence spree ...
Time: 60s
Place: tokyo, japan
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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: disturbing, tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
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Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Pistol Opera (2001)
Genre: Crime, Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 112 min.
Story: As one of Suzuki's last fims, it is related to his 1967 Branded to Kill, either as a remake or sequel. The plots of both films involve a third-ranked hit man deposing the top-ranked hit man to claim the top rank.
Style: psychedelic, surreal, realistic, atmospheric, stylized ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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 ...
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Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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Battles Without Honor and Humanity (1973)
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Country: Japan
Duration: 99 min.
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Tokyo Drifter (1966)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: Japan
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After yakuza boss Kurata dissolves his own criminal empire, a rival kingpin offers a position to Kurata's top operative, Tetsuya "Phoenix Tetsu" Hondo. When the fiercely loyal Tetsu declines, Otsuka taps unstoppable Tatsuzo the ...
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Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
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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 ...
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Time: 90s
Place: tokyo, asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Bullet Ballet (1998)
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Country: Japan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After his girlfriend commits suicide, a man (Shinya Tsukamoto) becomes embroiled in gang warfare attempting to obtain a gun in hopes to kill himself.
Style: rough, psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: violence spree, gang, gun, suicide, nihilism, vengeance, deadly, losing-it hero, gangsters, crime, life is a bitch, investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Pleasures of the Flesh (1965)
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 ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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 ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Duration: 129 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Duration: 105 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Branded to Kill (1967)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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36%
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Style: tense, surreal, bleak, atmospheric, serious ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: Japan
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Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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The Yakuza (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 112 min.
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