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If You Were Young: Rage (2000)
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If You Were Young: Rage (2000)
Original name: 君が若者なら
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: Japan
Duration: 89 min.
Story: If You Were Young: Rage highlights the other side of post-war Japanese prosperity, focusing on the throngs of young people who missed out on the boom. We follow a group of young men that can't seem to get ahead, despite their willingness to try. Then one hits upon a plane - to work together to save for a dump truck and thus become independent contractors and be their own bosses at last. Ultimately life presents obstacles: jail for one, violence at the hands of the police for another and a girlfriend and subsequent children for the third. An early Kinji Fukasaku gem that imports the freewheeling style of the French New Wave and the hip detachment of American noir.
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, suspenseful, rough, bleak
Plot: family relations, unemployment, life is a bitch, social differences, kids in trouble, crimes, youth, gang, hopes, society, city life, innocence lost, friendship, independence, hit and run, desperation, gangsters, vengeance, friends, crime, urban, sex, prison, boxing, rape ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, rough and suspenseful films with plots about crimes, crime, gang, rivalry, gangsters, criminal heroes and society mostly in Crime, Action and Drama genres. Some movies like If You Were Young: Rage: Street Mobster (1972), Graveyard of Honor (1975), Tokyo Drifter (1966), Gangsterland (2010), Rodents (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Street Mobster (1972)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: Japan
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The Japanese yakuza films certainly have a well-earned reputation of being violent and chaotic. Some are more frenetic than others and Street Mobster is unbelievable high on savagery and energy. It dawned the re-birth of the genre, telling the story ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, gangsters, anti heroes, anti hero, yakuza, prison, murder, rape, vengeance, survival, tough heroes, gory ...
Time: 70s
Place: asia, japan
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Graveyard of Honor (1975)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: Japan
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A look at the life of renegade yakuza, Rikio Ishikawa, particularly the years from 1946 to 1950 when his violent antics get him in trouble with his own clan, Kawada, and then with the clan of his protector, Kozaburo Imai. In these years, he can rely ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough, gloomy ...
Plot: gangsters, prison, yakuza, crimes, down on your luck, deadly, criminal's revenge, addiction, sexual content, strong violent content, life is a bitch, drug abuse ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 40s, 20th century
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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 ...
Style: surreal, experimental, serious, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: bar fight, gangsters, betrayal, nightclub, yakuza, hitman, heroes, criminal heroes, rivalry, crimes, going straight, crime ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Gangsterland (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Ronald, an eight year-old biracial boy, sees his life turning upside down after witnessing the brutal murder of his mother by his father. Often moved from one foster home to the next, Ronald is recruited by a street gang where he dwells in a life of ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, tense, psychological ...
Plot: gangsters, going straight, gang, crimes, society, life is a bitch, parents and children, family relations, death of mother, revenge, hopes, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, montreal quebec canada, montreal
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Rodents (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Ecuador
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The world of Salvador, a young and naive petty thief is changed by the arrival of his cousin Angel, an ex-convict in search of easy money, and with a hideout. Salvador gets wrapped up in Angel's twisted dealings in an attempt to escape from his ...
Style: rough, realistic, gloomy, serious, tense ...
Plot: friendship, prostitute, crimes, family relations, kids in trouble, rich and poor, criminal heroes, parents and children, urban ghetto, urban ghetto life, down on your luck, crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: latin america
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61%
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Pale Flower (1964)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Muraki, a hardboiled Yakuza gangster, has just been released from prison after serving a sentence for murder. Revisiting his old gambling haunts, he meets Saeko, a striking young upper-class woman who is out seeking thrills, and whose presence adds ...
Style: neo noir, atmospheric, suspenseful, stylized, offbeat ...
Plot: gambling, ex convict, gambler, yakuza, destructive relationship, nightlife, casino, dull life, character on the edge, city life, crimes, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: asia, japan, tokyo
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60%
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Playboy (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: Japan
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A new magistrate in the town of Horisoto—widely reputed to be the most lawless township in Japan, uses guile and his opponents' own misperceptions and prejudices to defeat his enemies and uproot corruption.
Style: captivating, exciting, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: samurai, human spirit, fighting the system, mysterious character, gang, rivalry, society, social differences, actor's life, heroes, hopes, legal action ...
Place: japan
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54%
Graveyard of Honor (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A barkeeper saves a Yakuza boss' life and thus makes his way up in the organization. However, his fear of nothing soon causes problems.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: yakuza, deadly, life is a bitch, drug abuse, addiction, criminal heroes, gang, crimes, crime, criminal's revenge, gangsters, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Crows Zero (2007)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: Japan
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The students of Suzuran High compete for the King of School title. An ex-graduate yakuza is sent to kill the son of a criminal group, but he can't make himself to do it as he reminds him of his youth.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, captivating, semi serious, rough ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: gang war, gang, rivalry, high school, youth, crimes, gangsters, crime, teenage life, friendship, high school life, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Northwest (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Nordvest is a gangsterfilm set in the suburbs of Copenhagen. Casper (18), the oldest of 3 siblings, survives life on the streets by committing burglaries for the neighbourhood boss, Jamal. When Casper gets an offer to work for Jamal’s rival ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, bleak, tense ...
Plot: urban ghetto life, gang, juvenile delinquency, gangsters, crimes, life is a bitch, family problems, friendship, vengeance, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, gang war ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, copenhagen denmark, copenhagen
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Before I Self Destruct (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: A coming of age story about an inner-city youth raised by a hardworking single mother. When his dream of becoming a basketball player fails to materialize, he finds himself employed in a supermarket. After his mother is tragically gunned down, ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic
Plot: desire for fame, crimes, rivalry, crime, hopes, working class, siblings relations, family relations, criminal heroes, youth, single parent, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Crows Zero II (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: Japan
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Genji and his victorious G.P.S. alliance find themselves facing down a new challenge by the students of Hosen Academy, feared by everyone as 'The Army of Killers.' The two schools, in fact, have a history of bad blood between them. And the ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang war, rivalry, ambition, leadership, machismo, family business, crimes, criminal heroes, gang, juvenile delinquency, danger, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Monga (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Set in the 1980s, “Monga” centers on five boys (Mosquito, Monk, Dragon, White Monkey and A-Lan) who join the "Gang of Princes" who are tired of being pushed around. As the "Gang of Princes" rise in stature, they come into ...
Style: realistic, tense, serious, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: friendship, gang, juvenile delinquency, friends, society, crimes, urban ghetto life, youth, power relations, teenage life, rivalry, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: taiwan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Antikiller (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: Russia
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Former criminal investigator, Major Korenev, nicknamed Fox is released from prison. He has been detained there as a result of planted incriminating evidence of unlawful investigation techniques. Setting accounts with Shaman - a big criminal boss, ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, rough ...
Plot: criminal heroes, fighting crime, crimes, rivalry, gang, danger, murder, brutality, police, prison, criminal's revenge, corruption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Deuces Wild (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: 1950s New York City. A bad and bloody gang war is about to erupt on the dysfunctional streets of Brooklyn. The Deuces at war with the vicious Vipers. Scott Kalvert directs this tale of lust, drugs, mayhem and madness during one hot summer on the ...
Style: realistic, intense, harsh, suspense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gang, crimes, crime, vengeance, rivalry, friends, uninhibited rivalry, society, youth, drug dealing, drug addiction, drug overdose ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, 80s
Place: usa, new york, brooklyn new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
State Property (2002)
Genre: Drama, Crime, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Frustrated with being broke, Beans decides that the only way to grasp the American Dream is to take it.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, gang, crimes, drug dealing, family life, social decay, rise and fall, chaos and mayhem, city life, friendship, juvenile delinquency, urban ghetto life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, philadelphia, memphis
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Once Upon a Time in Brooklyn (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: After being released from prison, Bobby goes back to the mob connected streets. When forced to make a life altering decision the truth is revealed that he was too blind to see.
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: starting over, vengeance, crimes, gang, gangsters, cons and scams, betrayal, rivalry, parents and children, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Divine Move (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: South Korea
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Professional baduk (go) player Tae-seok loses a high-stakes game to infamous underground gambler Sal-soo, and ends up framed for the murder of his own brother and locked up in prison. He vows revenge and trains ferociously. After serving his ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, vengeance, gangsters, deadly, dishonesty, rivalry, crimes, murder, violence, prison, graphic violence, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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The Woman Sharper (1963)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: Japan
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Handsome young Katsuta tries to follow the yakuza code, but even his boss doesn't believe in it. Diamond Fuyu is less ethical, and allows the idiotic Tetsu to trick a schoolgirl he fancies, Hanako, into a type of bonded prostitution. Because of ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, offbeat, stylized
Plot: gambling, gangsters, yakuza, graphic violence, uninhibited rivalry, mysterious character, danger, criminal heroes, dishonesty, crime, femme fatale, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Rape of Richard Beck (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The tables turn for cynical police officer Richard Beck (Richard Crenna) when he's viciously attacked by two homicidal crooks. Having never been empathetic toward the victims he's dealt with on a daily basis, Beck must now confront the ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Plot: rape, crime, crimes, criminal heroes, law enforcement, deadly, vengeance, life is a bitch, rivalry, murder, danger, legal ...
Time: 80s
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43%
Revenge of the Green Dragons (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A true immigrant story set against the vibrant backdrop of Flushing, N.Y. in the 1980s and 1990s.
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious, twist ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chinese mafia, gangsters, gang, tragic love, life is a bitch, police investigation, crime, crimes, law enforcement, siblings relations, murder, immigrants ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Like a Dragon (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Japan, South Korea
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 ...
Plot: yakuza, crimes, gang, vengeance, gangsters, danger, rivalry, bank, track down, hitman, heist, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
A Colt Is My Passport (1967)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: Japan
Duration: 84 min.
Story: One of Japanese cinema’s supreme emulations of American noir, Takashi Nomura’s A Colt Is My Passport is a down-and-dirty but gorgeously photographed yakuza film starring Joe Shishido as a hard-boiled hit man caught between rival gangs.
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, rough, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, ship, dirty old man, car chase, hitman, escape, gangsters, mob boss, mistaken identity, hotel, right hand man, disorder ...
Time: 60s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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The Real Thing (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Their plan was simple...Get the Cash. As Rupert, an ex-con, tries to go straight, his younger brother James pursues a life of delinquency. Days after being released from jail, James is gunned down and lies waiting in a hospital for a liver ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, neo noir
Plot: heist, gang, new year's eve, crime, crimes, dishonesty, friends, frame up, criminal heroes, unlikely criminals, confined, best friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.5
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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 ⇓
35%
 4.4
 1K
Blue City (1986)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Returning to the small Florida town where he grew up, Billy Turner (Nelson) learns that his father has been killed. With little help from the police, Billy will take matters into his own hands and go up against a ruthless local mob boss in a ...
Style: suspenseful, clever, rough, realistic, serious ...
Plot: investigation, friendship, stepmother stepson relationship, vengeance, small town, small town life, teenage life, parents and children, family relations, estrangement, kids in trouble, innocence lost ...
Time: 80s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.3
 5K
Friend (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The film follows the lives of four childhood friends: Joon-seok, the leader, whose father is a powerful mob boss; Dong-su, whose father is an undertaker; class clown Jung-ho; and Sang-taek, an exemplary student. The story is the director's ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, captivating, serious, bleak ...
Plot: friendship, betrayal, gang war, ambition, rise to the top, buddies, life is a bitch, adulthood, rivalry, youth, right hand man, friends ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 90s, 20th century
Place: asia, korea, busan, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Shinjuku Incident (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Iron Zhao aka Steelhead, a truck repairman from China's Northeast, and settles down as an illegal immigrant in Tokyo. After a series of run-ins with the Yakuza, he rises to power as the Don of Chinese illegal immigrants. However, things get out ...
Style: tense, rough, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: gang war, survival, gang, criminal syndicate, immigrants, vengeance, rivalry, crimes, danger, drug lord, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, theft ...
Place: japan, tokyo, asia, mount fuji, china ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Street Fighters (1982)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: New York City factory worker Eddie Marino (Robert Forster, Oscar nominee for JACKIE BROWN) is a solid citizen and regular guy, until the day a sadistic street gang brutally assaults his wife and murders his child. But when a corrupt judge sets the ...
Style: bleak, rough, disturbing, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, gang, drug dealing, gangsters, psychopath, injustice, vengeance, factory, social decay, prison, home invasion, vigilante ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.2
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Squeeze (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Ty, Hector, and Bao are close friends in a tough section of Boston, where they're called "the PG-13 crew." They're 14, decent kids with few skills who've bailed out of school. A small gang of older tough guys, led by Marcus ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Plot: gas station, gang, life is a bitch, crime, criminal heroes, against the odds, urban ghetto life, innocence lost, urban, friendship, social decay, social misfits ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%