Movies like 9 Souls

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9 Souls (2003)
 7.2
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9 Souls (2003)
Original name: ナイン・ソウルズ
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: After discovering a hole in their crowded cell, nine prisoners escape their confinement to track down the key of the universe, which a fellow prisoner known as the Counterfeit King said he had hidden.
Style: serious, realistic, surreal, offbeat
Plot: on the run, escape, prison, treasure hunt, criminal heroes, crimes, friendship, misfit, society, social misfits, chase, escaped convict, convict, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, money, taboo sex, porn, crime, pimp, map, chases and races, stash, gory, school, prostitute ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, humorous and semi serious films with plots about crimes, society, chases and races, criminal heroes, friendship, on the run and crime mostly in Drama, Crime and Comedy genres. Some movies like 9 Souls: Blue Spring (2001), Down by Law (1986), Siberian Education (2013), Flashback (1990), PornoStar (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Blue Spring (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Soon after being named the new leader of his high school's gang system, Kujo grows bored with the violence and hatred that surround him. He wants desperately to abandon his post… but his once-enviable position of power has a strange way of ...
Style: bleak, realistic, disturbing, serious
Plot: rivalry, juvenile delinquency, crimes, gang, high school, life is a bitch, friendship, high school life, society, teenage life, youth, school ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia
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 7.7
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Down by Law (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, West Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A disc jockey, a pimp and an Italian tourist escape from jail in New Orleans.
Style: atmospheric, humorous, sincere, meditative, harsh ...
Plot: prison, prison escape, escape, pimp, fight, friendship, partners, crimes, on the road, prison life, unlikely criminals, down on your luck ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa
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Siberian Education (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The story of a gang of children growing up in a community of banished criminals, in a forgotten corner of the former Soviet Union. This community rejects the world outside. The only law it obeys… is its own. Against this backdrop two best friends, ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspense, bleak ...
Plot: friendship, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, criminal heroes, teenage life, human nature, social misfits, society, crime and punishment, crimes, social relations, isolation ...
Time: 80s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century
Place: russia, siberia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.2
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Flashback (1990)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A hippie radical, Huey Walker has been a fugitive for decades, accused of a crime that he may not have committed. Finally apprehended, Walker is escorted to trial by uptight 20-something FBI agent John Buckner. While the two seem to be polar ...
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, entertaining, light ...
Audience: kids
Plot: train, chase, friendship, on the road, prison, fbi, lsd, criminal heroes, adventure, partners, crimes, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 90s, 1960s, 1990s ...
Place: oregon, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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PornoStar (1998)
Genre: Crime
Country: Japan
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A young man decides one day to start killing yakuza. After he kills his first two he gets roped into helping a wannabe gangster and his bumbling underlings to perform a hit. While things work out in the beginning, this young psychopath quickly ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: youth, track down, teenage life, criminal's revenge, gang, lovers on the run, police investigation, chase, drug dealing, going straight, deadly, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: tokyo, asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.7
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Steve + Sky (2004)
Genre: Romance, Drama, Comedy
Country: Belgium
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Steve + Sky is a story about two struggling teenagers who are trying to find their own place in the world. He is a small-time crook recently released from prison and she is a prostitute craving some love and affection. They find each other in an ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, humorous, touching ...
Plot: love and romance, romance, life is a bitch, fall in love, love affair, misfit, crimes, criminal heroes, prostitute, drug dealing, pimp, prison ...
Time: contemporary
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Bank Roll (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Set in present day Burbank, California and the surrounding San Fernando Valley area, . BENNY BIG-TIME (The BBT) learns his brother has been arrested on suspicion of a few recent bank robberies. With every bit of the life savings he's socked ...
Style: humorous, captivating, light, tense, serious ...
Plot: heist, bank, crimes, crime gone awry, stalking, on the run, caper, underground, danger, friendship, disorder, righting the wronged ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Defying Gravity (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Cassandra, a mute runaway girl, takes refuge in the cemetery in which her mother is laid to rest. She is watched over by Jorge, the cemetery caretaker, an illegal alien who is committed to the restoration of a classic '60 cadillac hearse. Shore ...
Style: touching, humorous, realistic, semi serious, offbeat
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, friendship, society, misfit, youth, social misfits, on the run, dysfunctional family, family problems, college dropout, mute or deaf, dealing with death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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 ...
Style: serious, tense, captivating, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: prison, murder, obsession, criminal heroes, betrayal, dishonesty, embezzlement, political corruption, materialism, jail, prostitute, gangsters ...
Time: 60s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Defiant Ones (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Monroe and 'Joker' Johnson are two prisoners who despise each other. But after their prison transport crashes, they manage to escapechained to each other.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, escape, on the run, racism, interracial relations, forest, fugitives, unlikely partners, friendship, in the woods, friends, society ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Trailer Park Boys: Countdown to Liquor Day (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Ricky, Julian and Bubbles are about to get out of jail, and this time, Julian vows to go straight, even open a legit business. Soon the Boys will all be rich. At least that's what they've told the parole board. But when they arrive back at ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, stylized, light, realistic ...
Plot: marijuana, alcohol abuse, buddies, crimes, friends, disorder, heist, misfit, criminal heroes, nothing goes right, society, white trash ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.7
 801
Big Shots (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Following the death of his father, a suburbanite runs away from home and winds up on Chicago's South Side. After being mugged, the boy befriends a young hustler and, after stealing a gangster's car, the two embark on an adventure down ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: kids
Plot: hitman, gang, friendship, interracial friendship, gangsters, culture clash, youth, on the run, partners, chases and races, criminal heroes, coming of age ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, louisiana, southern usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.4
 1K
The Escape (1978)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The lawyer is visiting a prison to meet with a violent criminal who has been condemned to death. During the visit, things turn bad, there is a riot where prisoners escape and the criminal escapes taking a lawyer hostage.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: escape, on the run, society, chases and races, dishonesty, politics, disorder, disagreement, false accusation, prison, nothing goes right, confined ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.9
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Father Hood (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Deadbeat dad kidnaps his kids from the bus to an abusive foster home and they go on a run. The cops are after them, they bicker constantly and his idea of a way out is grim, yet this dangerous ride might just turn them into a family.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, road movie, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: kidnapping, chase, on the run, highway, convict, road trip, reporter, criminal, child driving car, on the road, heist, family life ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.4
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Prison Song (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Elijah has been bounced from group home to group home throughout his turbulent young life. What has sustained him is his art. After a promised scholarship is taken away, Elijah ends up in a fight that result in the death of another boy. Now, ...
Style: sincere, rough, serious, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: prison, injustice, hip hop, juvenile delinquency, musician's life, criminal heroes, prison life, redemption, crimes, crime, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Sale of Paradise (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Many immigrants, when they arrived in Spain, thought they had found paradise, soon thwarted all their dreams of prosperity. Many of them then decided to return to their land, but not so simple. In a pension match various immigrants end up ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, surreal, light ...
Plot: friendship, social misfits, misfit, friends, immigrants, society, social relations, hotel, haunted by the past, love, widower, sale ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: madrid, spain, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.8
 726
Hazard (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Shin is a Japanese university student living a boring and meaningless life. One day, he spots a book titled Dangerous Ways to Walk the World, in which he finds a page written about hazards in New-York. Eager to get out, he jets off to New-York to ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: teenage life, juvenile delinquency, crimes, youth, teenage rebellion, street gang, escape, heist, coming of age, car theft, drugged food, ice cream cone ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, new york, asia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.7
 2K
Last Ride (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young boy travels across Australia with his father, who's wanted by the law.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, tense, contemplative ...
Plot: on the run, escapades, crimes, betrayal, on the road, redemption, haunted by the past, wilderness, dysfunctional character, misfit, criminal heroes, parent child relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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The Lizard (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Reza is a petty thief who escapes jail by posing as a mullah. When he has to stay in disguise longer than he expected, he accidentally becomes the revered leader of a small-town mosque, bringing people flooding in with his on the hoof sermons ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, humorous, serious, realistic
Plot: prison escape, prison, village, criminal heroes, hidden identity, pretense, fugitives, society, crimes, small town life, religions or cults, warden ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 801
La Fuga (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain, Argentina
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In the summer of 1928, several inmates from the National Penitentiary in Buenos Aires managed to escape. The film narrates the fate of each of these runaways in search of their destiny - tough men with their own ethical codes and ready to do ...
Style: captivating, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: prison, fugitives, on the run, starting over, criminal heroes, prison life, couples, confined, society, destiny, couple relations, chases and races ...
Time: 1920s, 20s
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Morgan's Ferry (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Three escaped convicts hide out in the home a reclusive woman as they wait to catch a ferry.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: on the run, fall in love, dangerous attraction, confined, criminal heroes, woman in danger, isolation, danger, crimes, fugitives, couples, manhunt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
A Fork in the Road (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An escaped convict and a woman ponder what to do with a not-quite-dead body.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, suspenseful
Plot: murder, kidnapping, on the run, convict, crimes, deadly, partners, odd couple, danger, missing person, nothing goes right, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.2
 135
Hard Choices (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A teenaged boy goes for a ride with his brother and the brother's friends, who proceed to rob a store and murder the clerk. They are caught and, despite the young boy's protestations, he is convicted of murder and sent to prison. A female ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: escape, on the run, prison, murder, heist, death row, countryside, store, kids in trouble, fall in love, drug abuse, teenage life ...
Time: 80s
Place: tennessee, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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I Don't Have Many Friends (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Second year high school student Kodaka Hasegawa has transferred to his new school about a month ago, but he still hasn't made any friends. Kodaka Hasegawa was born from a Japanese father and a British mother. Because of his appearance, people ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, entertaining, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, friends, teenage love, youth, society, high school life, social misfits, physical appearance, self discovery, teenage life, love and romance, social relations
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.5
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Little Athens (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A day in Athens, Arizona, as teens and twenty-somethings navigate life without a compass. Jimmy has gambling debts and sees a chance to steal and sell a dead-man's stash of drugs. The corpse's cousin smells a rat. Jessica, who is ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspense
Plot: youth, friendship, eviction, kids in trouble, life is a bitch, crime gone awry, juvenile delinquency, adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children, teenage life, vengeance, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Money for Nothing (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When unemployed dockworker Joey Coyle finds $1.2 million that fell off of an armored car, he decides to do the logical thing: take the money and run. After all, he says, finders keepers. He turns to his ex-girlfriend Monica, who works in an ...
Style: humorous, realistic, light, intense, factual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: crime, crimes, friends, disorder, heist, nothing goes right, dishonesty, money, friendship, unemployment, police, chase ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: philadelphia, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.9
 2K
Villain (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Shimizu Yuichi (Tsumabuki Satoshi) is a shy and lonely day laborer looking for love. He aimlessly spends time corresponding with girls via telephone dating services and going on random encounters with girls looking for spending cash. His world is ...
Style: atmospheric, emotional, realistic, captivating, tense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love and romance, fall in love, lovers on the run, unlikely criminals, murder, couples, crimes, social misfits, romancing a suspect, misfit
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.5
 2K
Yankee Zulu (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: South Africa
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Two South African boys, one white, Rhino, and one black, Zulu, go their separate ways after an incident. Many years later, they meet up again as adults, when one, after living for years in the United States, is now a wanted criminal. The two end up ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: friendship, farce, treasure hunt, chase, best friends, buddies, friends, switching roles, racism, discrimination, adoption, interracial relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.0
 105
Cache Cash (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Antoine, 11, is on holiday with his grandfather. One night he catches thieves hiding their booty in a pond. Antoine seizes the 40 million. But Liza, his new friend, is the daughter of one of the criminals. Both children soon face threats.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic, suspense
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: forest, heist, animal life, in the woods, family relations, friends, stash, disorder, bank, resort, dishonesty, mischievous children ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
What Alice Found (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A poor young woman is recruited by a friendly couple traveling in an RV into becoming part of the dark world of truck stop prostitution.
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, talky
Plot: on the road, prostitute, small town, family life, on the run, social misfits, cons and scams, youth, society, pimp, motor home, forced prostitution ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new hampshire, florida, usa, alabama, north carolina ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%