Movies like Assassin(s)

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Assassin(s) (1997)
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Assassin(s) (1997)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Old professional killer Wagner seeks someone to teach what he knows as long as he is already dying, and he chooses Max, young and passionless thief to be his successor.
Style: psychological, clever, serious, realistic, witty, disturbing, cynical, sitcom, weird
Plot: hitman, crimes, hallucination, empire, apprentice, media, youth, graphic violence, elderly, aging, criminal heroes, golden years, teaching the ways of the world, adolescence vs adulthood, media satire, power relations, sex, teenager, dancing, school, killer, thief, dead man, violence, friendship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, paris france

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Most similar movies to Assassin(s)

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, disturbing and suspenseful films with plots about crimes, murder, deadly, violence, friendship, death and youth mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Assassin(s): La Haine (1995), See How They Fall (1994), Le Samouraï (1967), Benny's Video (1992), The Bull (2019). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.1
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La Haine (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Aimlessly whiling away their days in the concrete environs of their dead-end suburbia, Vinz, Hubert, and Said -- a Jew, African, and an Arab -- give human faces to France's immigrant populations, their bristling resentment at their social ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, art house, rough, captivating ...
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: poverty, racism, skinhead, rebel, youth, drugs, violence, ghetto, urban ghetto life, police brutality, police, friendship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, europe
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See How They Fall (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Simon is a sales representative about fifty. When Mickey, his cop friend, is being shot, he leaves everything to find the murderers. Two years before, Marx, an old gambler, met Frederic, a young man that does not look very smart and started to ...
Style: neo noir, tense, psychological, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lgbt, amateur detective, obsessive quest, law enforcement, crimes, midlife crisis, vigilantism, friendship, vengeance, rivalry, dark humor, murder ...
Time: 90s
Place: france
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57%
 8.0
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Le Samouraï (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Hitman Jef Costello is a perfectionist who always carefully plans his murders and who never gets caught.
Style: neo noir, atmospheric, tense, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, gangsters, loner, surveillance, assassination, police investigation, betrayal, chase, solitude, crimes, lone wolves, character study ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.2
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Benny's Video (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Austria, Switzerland
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A 14-year-old video enthusiast is so caught up in film fantasy that he can no longer relate to the real world, to such an extent that he commits murder and records an on-camera confession for his parents.
Style: disturbing, psychological, bleak, serious, art house ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: murder, videotaping, atrocity, psychopath, introspection, human nature, obsession, parent child relationship, society, crimes, alienation, teenage life ...
Time: 90s
Place: austria, bosnia, europe, egypt, vienna ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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The Bull (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The 1990s. Empty shelves in the shops, an economic abyss and criminal dramas that unfold literally at every corner. The young leader of a criminal gang Anton Bykov, with the nickname “Bull”, must make money in whatever way to provide for his ...
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, tense, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: life is a bitch, violence, crimes, russian, brutality, life philosophy, injustice, corruption, criminal heroes, tough heroes, society, street life ...
Time: 90s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Sicilian Girl (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Inspired to a true story, on November 5th 1991, Rita Atria a young 17-year-old Sicilian girl, goes to see an anti-Mafia judge Paolo Borsellino to denounce the Mafia system that was responsible for the murder of her father and her brother. It is the ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Plot: betrayal, crimes, murder, village, testimony, family life, whistleblower, family relations, dishonesty, criminal's revenge, youth, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s, year 1985, year 1991
Place: sicily, europe, palermo italy, rome italy, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
New Jersey Drive (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: New Jersey Drive is a 1995 film about black youths in Newark, New Jersey, the unofficial "car theft capital of the world". Their favorite pastime is that of everybody in their neighborhood: stealing cars and joyriding. The trouble starts ...
Style: realistic, melancholic, brutal, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, brutality, crimes, police investigation, vengeance, murder, lone hero, police, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, criminal heroes, drug dealing ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: new jersey, california, usa
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33%
 6.9
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Fun (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Bonnie and Hillary are two young lost souls who meet one day and discover that they get along. They talk about their lives and run around and and keep getting really excited. Their day escalates into an eruption of violence and rage that can only be ...
Style: disturbing, tense, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: lesbian, murder, friendship, incest, lesbianism, teenage girl, coming of age, teenage pregnancy, rage, strong female presence, graphic violence, kids in trouble ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Fresh Bait (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: With the ambition to start a boutique overseas but without the means to do so, Nathalie finds herself in a desperate situation, where she would do anything to acquire what she needs. Along with her boyfriend, Eric, and his friend Bruno, she concocts ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: female nudity, robbery, sexuality, greed, victim, friendship, murder, crimes, money, teenager, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, promiscuous woman ...
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Child I Never Was (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A serial killer dispassionately discusses the nuts and bolts of his grisly avocation, as well as the youthful traumas which helped to mold him into a psychopath, in this disturbing independent drama from Germany, based on the true story of of ...
Style: disturbing, serious, psychological, bleak, art house ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: pedophile, murder, youth, psychopath, sexual predator, coming of age, serial killer, sexual obsession, sexual abuse, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1966, year 1976, year 1962
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.1
 709
Max & Jeremie (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Even among bombers and murderers, there is a social ladder, a hierarchy to climb. Jeremie is a mere bomber who blows up people and places for mobsters in Paris. He may not look it, scruffy lad that he is, but he is a sensitive fellow, and he feels ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, stylized
Plot: gangsters, graphic violence, retiring, hitman, criminal heroes, crimes, immaturity, police brutality, murder, police, violence, train ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Young Poisoner's Handbook (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A sinister tale of genius gone wrong, The Young Poisoner's Handbook chronicles a young man's descent into madness against the absurd backdrop of suburban English life. Hugh O'Conor plays Graham Young, a schoolboy from the London ...
Style: disturbing, humorous, witty, gloomy, visually appealing ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, crimes, poison, cult, male nudity, adolescence, psychology, dark humor, mentor, runaway, violent ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Under Suspicion (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A police inspector, suspecting an attorney of two child sex murders, has him held for a questioning session that goes on for hours.
Style: suspenseful, tense, disturbing, psychological, neo noir ...
Plot: mind game, dishonesty, life is a bitch, injustice, serial child killer, investigation, police inspector, murder, interrogation, mystery, child murder, suspect ...
Time: 80s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Our Lady of the Assassins (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Spain, France, Colombia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: World-weary arthur Fernando has returned to his native Colombia to live out his days in peace. But Fernando's once-quiet hometown has become a hotbed of violence, drugs and corruption. On the brink of despair, Fernando meets Alexis, a ...
Style: disturbing, meditative, thought provoking, rough, sexy ...
Plot: gay, gang, murder, poverty, vengeance, lgbt, drug dealing, teenage life, fall in love, love affair, life is a bitch, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: colombia, los angeles, latin america, tokyo, usa ...
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29%
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Gomorrah (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, Belgium
Duration: 137 min.
Story: An inside look at Italy's modern-day crime families, the Camorra in Naples and Caserta. Based on a book by Roberto Saviano. Power, money and blood: these are the "values" that the residents of the Province of Naples and Caserta have ...
Style: disturbing, tense, bleak, realistic, harsh ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, gang war, organized crime, crimes, gangsters, criminal, mafia, gang, power, character study, debt, social decay ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: italy, rio de janeiro, europe, naples italy, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Germany, USA, Japan
Duration: 116 min.
Story: An African-American Mafia hit man who models himself after the samurai of old finds himself targeted for death by the mob.
Style: atmospheric, thought provoking, captivating, tense, art house ...
Plot: gangsters, loneliness, samurai, hitman, mafia, hip hop, loner, racial slur, lone wolves, solitude, friendship, professional killer ...
Time: future, 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, new jersey, new york, japan, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.8
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A Quiet Life (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, France, Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The story of a man who murdered thirty-two people, gained power, and then got afraid because too many people wanted to kill him. One August morning, he disappeared. For fifteen years, everyone believed him dead.
Style: tense, serious, rough, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: murderer, father son relationship, hitman, gangsters, hidden identity, parents and children, family relations, criminal heroes, crimes, dishonesty, haunted by the past, italian mafia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, naples italy, europe, frankfurt germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Vengeance is Mine (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 139 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, crimes, father son relationship, parents and children, on the run, woman undressing, violence spree, prostitute, sex scene, violence, sex, vengeance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Kim Novak Never Swam in Genesaret's Lake (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Sweden, Norway, Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: 14-year old Erik gets sent to live with his older brother, Henry, during the summer as his mother is dying in cancer. Henry starts dating Ewa, who is married to Berra. A few days after Ewa shows up battered and bruised from an altercation with ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating, suspense
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: skinny dipping, friendship, family problems, power relations, youth, who done it, teenage boy, brother brother relationship, vacation, summer, teenager, murder mystery ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: sweden, eastern europe
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28%
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Man Bites Dog (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The activities of rampaging, indiscriminate serial killer Ben are recorded by a willingly complicit documentary team, who eventually become his accomplices and active participants. Ben provides casual commentary on the nature of his work and ...
Style: disturbing, rough, humorous, brutal, atmospheric ...
Plot: serial killer, rape, brutality, murder, violent, dark humor, sexual abuse, crimes, found footage, satire, insanity, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, belgium, brussels
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26%
Serial Killer 1 (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The hunt, capture and trial of Guy Georges, one of France's most notorious serial killer.
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious, non-linear
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, crimes, murder, law enforcement, riddles and clues, obsession, uncover truth, murder suspect, murder trial, court, serial murder ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1991, year 1995, year 2001
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
A Children's Story (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The story focuses on the life of an 11-year old boy surrounded by criminality and poverty in the suburbs of Naples.
Style: disturbing, serious, rough, bleak, realistic
Plot: street kid, juvenile delinquency, youth, society, friends, life is a bitch, social worker, social decay, urban ghetto life, teaching the ways of the world, coming of age, street life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe, naples italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Place Vendome (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The story of a woman that remained distracted for a long time from her life, from the passions that made her feel alive. The importance of true love is compared with the material value of diamonds. Only one truly lasts forever. She's got to ...
Style: neo noir, realistic, serious, gloomy, atmospheric ...
Plot: betrayal, drunkenness, flashback, alcohol abuse, crimes, mystery, dishonesty, cons and scams, haunted by the past, female protagonist, train, police ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.8
 8K
Bleeder (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Leo and Louise are a young couple living together in Copenhagen. Leo often goes out with his friends while Louise usually stays home. But when Louise tells Leo she's pregnant, a spark is ignited and Leo begins to become cold and distant. His ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: friendship, pregnancy, couple relations, family problems, estrangement, friendship between men, violence, abusive relationship, couples, losing-it hero, woman in danger, graphic violence ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: denmark, europe, scandinavia, copenhagen
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.9
 18K
River's Edge (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A group of high school friends discover that they are in the presence of a killer. One of them, Samson, has murdered his girlfriend Jamie. He brags to his friends about killing her, and when they discover he is telling the truth, their reactions ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, psychological, gloomy, neo noir ...
Audience: teens, kids, teen drama
Plot: murder, teenager, coming of age, high school, drug abuse, death, violence, serial killer, small town, police, strangulation, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, oregon, usa, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.3
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Rivals (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A teenage girl becomes entangled in a volatile relationship with a pair of high-school lovers.
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, psychological, dark ...
Audience: teens
Plot: stalking, teenage life, couples, friendship, youth, love and romance, crimes, seduction, rape, revenge, mentally unstable, obsession ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Diary of a Hitman (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Hitman Dekker is on his last job, out to kill the wife (Jain) of his client, but he starts to waiver. The longer he takes to do the job the more difficult it becomes.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, captivating, serious, neo noir ...
Plot: hitman, murder, crimes, investigation, rescue, dishonesty, betrayal, seduction, african american, extramarital affair, sister sister relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Just Before Nightfall (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A married man (Michel Bouquet) who killed the wife of his best friend during a tryst feels compelled to turn himself in.
Style: tense, cynical, realistic, serious, psychological ...
Plot: murder, female nudity, forgiveness, middle class, guilt, affair, time travel, solace, overdose, coping, couples, love and romance ...
Time: 70s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Deathmaker (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Fritz Haarmann, who has killed at least 27 boys, is questioned by a psychology professor in order to find out whether he is sane and can be held responsible for his crimes. During this interrogation Haarmann reveals his motives and his killing ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, serious, rough, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, mind game, investigation, serial child killer, society, mental institution, courtroom drama, confined, dismemberment, crimes ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.1
 91K
Elephant (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Several ordinary high school students go through their daily routine as two others prepare for something more malevolent. The film chronicles the events surrounding a school shooting.
Style: disturbing, art house, realistic, bleak, psychological ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: school shooting, violence, mass murder, teenager, school, teacher, serial killer, youth, student, classmate, bullying, atrocity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%