Movies like Assassin(s)

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Assassin(s) (1997)
 6.5
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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, cynical, witty, disturbing, sitcom
Plot: hitman, apprentice, media, crimes, youth, crime, graphic violence, elderly, aging, criminal heroes, teaching the ways of the world, deadly, golden years, adolescence vs adulthood, media satire, power relations, hallucination, sex, teenager, dancing, school, killer, thief, dead man, motorcycle ...
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, bleak and disturbing films with plots about crimes, crime, murder, deadly, violence, friendship and death mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Assassin(s): La Haine (1995), See How They Fall (1994), The Bull (2019), Fun (1994), The Sicilian Girl (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.1
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La Haine (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
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, rough, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: rebel, poverty, youth, drugs, racism, skinhead, police brutality, protest, friendship, urban ghetto life, rebellion, realism ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: france, paris france, europe
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95%
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: realistic, disturbing, neo noir, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, dark humor, amateur detective, deadly, friendship, vigilantism, law enforcement, obsessive quest, danger, crime, crimes, vengeance ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: france
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91%
 6.4
 640
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, tense, bleak, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: violence, danger, crimes, life is a bitch, criminal heroes, russian, life philosophy, society, dishonesty, tough heroes, crime, brutality ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: russia
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54%
 6.9
 1K
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: sincere, disturbing, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, friendship, violence, prison life, teenage life, destructive relationship, friends, strong female presence, deadly, crimes, murderous pair, confined ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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, emotional ...
Plot: betrayal, crimes, village, murder, testimony, danger, family life, deadly, vengeance, teenage life, woman in danger, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1985, 1990s, year 1991 ...
Place: sicily, europe, rome italy, sicily italy, palermo italy ...
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51%
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: disturbing, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: juvenile delinquency, gang, brutality, murder, police, crimes, police investigation, teenage life, vengeance, drug dealing, deadly, youth ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 70s
Place: new jersey, usa, california
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50%
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: humorous, witty, suspense, cynical, biting ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, poison, psychiatrist, mental institution, crime, deadly, love and romance, crimes, youth, friendship, parents and children ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: london
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49%
 6.8
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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: captivating, realistic, serious, gloomy, disturbing ...
Plot: murder, friendship, bait, criminal heroes, youth, dishonesty, crime, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, deadly, society, couples ...
Time: 80s, 1990s, 90s
Place: paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 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: rough, serious, tense, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: parents and children, faked death, hitman, gangsters, deadly, hidden identity, family relations, haunted by the past, crimes, dishonesty, criminal heroes, coma ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe, naples italy, frankfurt germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: friendship, who done it, youth, family problems, power relations, teenage boy, school, brother brother relationship, vacation, murder mystery, crimes, crime ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: eastern europe, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 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: psychological, disturbing, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Plot: videotaping, atrocity, psychopath, murder, human nature, obsession, introspection, alienation, crimes, society, teenage life, parent child relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: austria, bosnia, europe, vienna, serbia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.2
 592
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: rough, suspenseful, stylized, serious, realistic
Plot: gangsters, hitman, retiring, crime, crimes, criminal heroes, deadly, danger, graphic violence, female director, explosion, swimming pool ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, thought provoking, rough, meditative, serious ...
Plot: gay, gang, murder, drug dealing, vengeance, teenage life, love affair, fall in love, life is a bitch, youth, friendship, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: colombia, los angeles, usa, latin america, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: serious, psychological, bleak, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: pedophile, murder, psychopath, sexual obsession, sexual abuse, life is a bitch, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, investigation, youth, society, brutality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1966, year 1962, year 1976
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.0
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Gomorrah (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
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: bleak, tense, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, gang war, criminal, crimes, crime, criminal heroes, danger, deadly, organized crime, debt, power, social decay ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: italy, europe, new york, miami, venice ...
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42%
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, disturbing, tense, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: mind game, investigation, dishonesty, murder, injustice, life is a bitch, police inspector, interrogation, questioning, mystery, serial child killer, suspect ...
Time: 80s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 ...
Plot: serial killer, sex, on the run, crimes, crime, parents and children, violence spree, deadly, prostitute, father son relationship, sex scene, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.5
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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, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: brutality, serial killer, sexual abuse, murder, dark humor, crimes, crime, robbery, ambition, satire, deadly, social decay ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, brussels, belgium, brussels belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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, rough, bleak, serious, realistic
Plot: street kid, youth, juvenile delinquency, friends, danger, society, life is a bitch, social worker, urban ghetto life, social decay, teaching the ways of the world, street life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, italy, naples italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.6
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SK1 (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, serious, realistic, non-linear
Plot: police investigation, murder, crime, crimes, law enforcement, serial killer, riddles and clues, obsession, uncover truth, deadly, danger, murder suspect ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 2001, year 1995 ...
Place: france, paris france
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36%
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, surprise ending ...
Plot: hitman, danger, murder, crimes, deadly, investigation, crime, dishonesty, betrayal, rescue, seduction, extramarital affair ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.0
 16K
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, gloomy, psychological, thought provoking ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: murder, friends, high school, small town, nudity (full frontal - brief), juvenile delinquency, strangulation, family relations, police, woman strangled to death, crimes, crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: oregon, usa, california, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.0
 1K
Fast, Fast (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Angela begins to hang around with Pablo and his gang of young robbers.
Style: bleak, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: gang, juvenile delinquency, bank robbery, robbery, criminal heroes, youth, society, danger, young heroes, love and romance, crimes, crime gone awry ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: spain, madrid, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 6.3
 525
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, mind bending ...
Plot: stalking, teenage life, crimes, love and romance, youth, couples, friendship, seduction, murder, rape, revenge, mentally unstable ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.8
 7K
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: rough, suspenseful, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Plot: pregnancy, friendship, couple relations, family problems, estrangement, violence, friendship between men, graphic violence, couples, woman in danger, danger, losing-it hero ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: denmark, europe, copenhagen denmark, copenhagen, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.6
 10K
Scum (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: This is the hard and shocking story of life in a British Borstal for young offenders. The brutal regime made no attempt to reform or improve the inmates and actively encouraged a power struggle between the 'tough' new inmate and the ...
Style: disturbing, rough, serious, tense, cult film ...
Plot: rebellion, prison, juvenile delinquency, youth, kids in trouble, violence, racism, riot, revenge, corruption, criminal heroes, prison life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.2
 87K
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, bleak, realistic, psychological, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: school shooting, mass murder, student, teacher, atrocity, violence spree, classmate, school, massacre, bomb, suicide, shooting ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, portland oregon, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.1
 2K
Stratos (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Greece, Germany, Cyprus
Duration: 137 min.
Story: At age 19, Stratos committed a crime of passion. He spent half his life in prison, where underground boss Leonidas took him under his wing. One day during a rival gang attack, Leonidas saved his life. Stratos never forgot this. A free man now, ...
Style: tense, serious, suspense, psychological, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, crimes, tunnel, danger, forced into action, save the day, redemption, crime, master criminal, criminal heroes, curse, bakery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: disturbing, psychological, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, psychopath, mind game, serial killer, investigation, society, deadly, obsession, serial child killer, courtroom drama, mental institution, confined ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, psychological, atmospheric, gloomy, suspenseful ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, dishonesty, crimes, crime, mystery, haunted by the past, cons and scams, female director, talking to oneself in a mirror, jewel theft, talking to self in mirror, nosebleed ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%