Movies like Blues Harp

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Blues Harp (1998)
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Blues Harp (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Ambitious yakuza Kenji befriends harmonica-playing bartender Chuji, who moonlights as a part-time drug-dealer for the opposing gang. Their friendship is threatened by Kenji's plans for advancement, as well as by his bodyguards growing jealousy of Chuji.
Style: tense, rough, bleak, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, friendship, drug dealing, nightclub, blues, danger, prostitute, unfaithful wife, crimes, gang, friends, crime, couples, criminal heroes, gays and lesbians, love, sex, gay, bandit, fight, musician, pregnancy, loneliness, car, bodyguard ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia, okinawa japan

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, rough and suspenseful films with plots about crimes, crime, gangsters, violence, gangster, murder and friendship mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Blues Harp: Deadly Outlaw: Rekka (2002), Dead or Alive 2 (2000), Ley Lines (1999), Agitator (2001), The City of Lost Souls (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Deadly Outlaw: Rekka (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After Kunisada's Yakuza leader and father figure is brutally murdered, he and his best friend go on a two-man mission to avenge his death, killing other Yakuza leaders leading to a final confrontation by the old man's killers..
Style: stylized, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, danger, murder, betrayal, gangsters, police investigation, criminal's revenge, vigilantism, vengeance, deadly, lone wolves, chase ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Dead or Alive 2 (2000)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two contract killers cross paths in the middle of the same job and realize they are childhood friends. Together they take a break from killing and visit the small island they once called home. After reflecting on their past lives they decided to ...
Style: serious, captivating, rough, realistic, dark humor ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friendship, shooting, hitman, yakuza, friends, criminal heroes, danger, drug dealing, buddies, crimes, gangsters, orphan ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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Ley Lines (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The story follows a trio of Japanese youths of Chinese descent who escape their semi-rural upbringing and relocate to Shinjuku, Tokyo, where they befriend a troubled Shanghai prostitute and fall foul of a local crime syndicate. Like many of ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, dark humor
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prostitute, friendship, gangsters, gang, drug dealer, urban ghetto, city life, village, suburban life, racism, life is a bitch, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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Agitator (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 150 min.
Story: When a young Yakuza torments the customers in a rival crime family's nightclub, it is not long before his dead body is found. Soon, inter-family retaliation follows, resulting in the death fo a prominent crime boss. Devastated by htis turn of ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, exciting, tense, captivating
Plot: crime boss, organized crime, wrath, anger, rage, gangster boss, danger, hitman, nostalgia, friend, betrayal, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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The City of Lost Souls (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Brazilian-Japanese gangster Mario rescues his Chinese girlfriend Kei as she's about to be deported from Japan. Desperate to escape, he hides in Tokyo's booming Japanese-Portuguese community and seeks passage from the country from a Russian ...
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, disturbing, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, gang, love triangle, lovers on the run, criminal's revenge, master criminal, rivalry, crimes, chase, drug dealing, crime, danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Rainy Dog (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A Japanese assassin stranded in Taiwan must take work from a local crime boss to make ends meet when suddenly a woman from his past delivers a son to him.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prostitute, hitman, gang, family relations, introspection, parents and children, vengeance, crimes, crime, deadly, mute or deaf, gangsters ...
Time: 90s
Place: taiwan, asia, taipei
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Sonatine (1993)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Kitano plays Murakawa, a Tokyo yakuza tiring of gangster life. Along with a few of his henchmen, he is sent by his boss to Okinawa to help end a gang war, supposedly to mediate between two warring clans. He finds that the dispute between the clans ...
Style: stylized, dark humor, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Plot: beach, gang war, gangsters, yakuza, knife, criminal heroes, gang, take over, suicidal, strong violent content, uninhibited rivalry, crime ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, okinawa japan, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Shinjuku Triad Society (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The film is based around the interactions of a triad group with a police officer as well as opposing yakuza organizations. When the younger brother to a renegade police officer becomes the lawyer to the triad group, an argument between the two leads ...
Style: dark humor, exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: chase, gangsters, murder, police corruption, police detective, gang, crime, master criminal, law enforcement, rivalry, drug dealing, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia, taiwan, taipei
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Beyond Outrage (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: As the police launch a full-scale crackdown on organized crime, it ignites a national yakuza struggle between the Sanno of the East and Hanabishi of the West. What started as an internal strife in Outrage has now become a nationwide war in Outrage ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, rough, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: yakuza, gangsters, gang war, criminal heroes, law enforcement, rivalry, danger, crime, crimes, deadly, elimination, power struggle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.4
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Flipping (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: no overview found
Style: tense, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, wedding, gangsters, gang, deadly, rivalry, assassination, working undercover, gambling, showbiz, friendship, rebelliousness ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Mobsters (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The story of a group of friends in turn of the century New York, from their early days as street hoods to their rise in the world of organized crime...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, friendship, betrayal, murder, crimes, crime, vengeance, criminal heroes, tough heroes, blind ambition, dishonesty, organized crime ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 1910s
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 8.0
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Brother (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Russia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Danila goes to his older brother to start a new life in Petersburg. His brother is a gangster and a killer, and he puts Danila into this criminal world asking him to kill someone.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, rough, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: russian mafia, russian, hitman, crimes, criminal heroes, life philosophy, crime, life is a bitch, vigilante, organized crime, anti hero, brutality ...
Time: 90s, year 1997, 1990s
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, saint petersburg
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Stormy Monday (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a corrupt American businessman tries to strong arm his way into businesses in Newcastle, England, he is thwarted by an club attendant and his waitress girlfriend.
Style: tense, atmospheric, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: nightclub, gangsters, jazz, neo noir, crimes, crime, betrayal, criminal heroes, dishonesty, criminal's revenge, prostitute, music band ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe, las vegas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
As Tears Go By (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Two parallel stories of Wah caught in the mist of a love affair with his beloved cousin, Ngor and his relationship with his triad brother, Fly, who seems to never fall out of trouble.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, rough
Plot: gang, gangsters, friendship, triad, island, unfulfilled love, down on your luck, friends, hopes, crime, love and romance, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Highway (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Jack is caught with the wife of his employer, a Vegas thug. The thug sends goons after Jack, who convinces his best friend, Pilot, to flee with him. Pilot insists that they head for Seattle, but doesn't tell Jack why. The goons learn from ...
Style: road movie, serious, rough, witty, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friendship, on the road, destiny, gangsters, young heroes, crimes, crime, love and romance, buddies, self discovery, road trip, drug dealing ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century, year 1994
Place: las vegas, usa, seattle, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Carlito's Way (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: A Puerto-Rican ex-con, just released from prison, pledges to stay away from drugs and violence despite the pressure around him and lead on to a better life outside of NYC.
Style: rough, serious, bleak, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, gangsters, nightclub, tragic hero, drug dealing, neo noir, violence, prison, ex convict, drug lord, disco, crime ...
Time: 90s, 70s, 20th century, year 1975
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.0
 7K
Empire (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A big time drug dealer Victor Rosa is looking to get out of the game and sees his chance with a big deal with a new friend who happens to be a Wall St. stockbroker. Thinking this will be his chance to go out on top Victor soon finds out that he has ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: betrayal, vengeance, crimes, crime, drug dealing, wall street, cons and scams, going straight, criminal heroes, violence, greed, pregnancy ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, miami, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.9
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True Romance (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Clarence marries hooker Alabama, steals cocaine from her pimp, and tries to sell it in Hollywood, while the owners of the coke try to reclaim it.
Style: stylized, serious, suspenseful, bleak, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cocaine, mafia, gangsters, drug dealing, romance, lovers on the run, mexican standoff, crime, crimes, gunfight, peril, organized crime ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Swallowtail Butterfly (1996)
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 ...
Plot: prostitute, forgery, criminal heroes, gangsters, gang, society, destiny, criminal's revenge, crime gone awry, crime, orphan, immigrants ...
Time: 90s
Place: tokyo, asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Don Is Dead (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After his mistress is murdered a Mafia leader goes after the killer with a bloody vengeance. Soon after the hunt begins, a gang war ensues.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, gangsters, murder, hitman, mafia, criminal's revenge, contests and competitions, drug dealing, danger, crimes, gang, vigilantism ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, florida, nevada, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Choice of Arms (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Two men break out of prison; a rival gang ambushes them. One is mortally wounded and tells the other, Mickey, to take him to the estate of a retired robber, Noel, who lives in comfort with his lovely and beloved wife, Nicole. The man dies, and ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, rough, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, gangsters, on the run, chase, prison escape, hitman, heist, haunted by the past, friendship, murder, chases and races, criminal heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: paris france, ireland, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.2
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The Yakuza (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Harry Kilmer returns to Japan after several years in order to rescue his friend George's kidnapped daughter - and ends up on the wrong side of the Yakuza, the notorious Japanese mafia...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, intense, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: yakuza, kidnapping, gangsters, mafia, neo noir, crime, crimes, friendship, culture clash, rescue, haunted by the past, danger ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, kyoto japan, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.8
 18K
Kidulthood (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A day in the life of a group of troubled 15-year-olds growing up in west London.
Style: serious, rough, tense, dark, realistic ...
Plot: urban ghetto life, school, bullying, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, gang, social decay, teenage love, friendship, lifestyle, hardcase students, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Chiko (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany, Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: This is the story of Isa, who grows up in a Hamburg suburb. It might be one of the world's richest cities but every beast has its belly and here, in the very underbelly, Chiko lives in a world where violence, staking and keeping a claim, and ...
Style: serious, tense, captivating, psychological, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, drug dealer, immigrants, cocaine, friendship, crimes, ambition, rivalry, smuggling, murder, marijuana, betrayal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe, hamburg germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.4
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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, bleak, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, injustice, life is a bitch, violence, danger, dishonesty, society, tough heroes, friendship, criminal heroes, crime, street life ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.1
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Bad Guys (1995)
Genre: Drama, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: On the run from a drug deal gone wrong, a beautiful young woman escapes across the border only to find herself trapped in a dangerous web of intrigue and deceit in old Mexico.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, drug dealing, hitman, lovers on the run, dishonesty, deadly, chase, fugitives, crime gone awry, danger, betrayal, chases and races ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.0
 485
Riders (2000)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: Canada
Duration: 130 min.
Story: After an unpleasant run-in with a group of bikers, a young convenience store robber (Marc) gets approached by the same bikers to help out with a picnic. After the picnic, seeing he has guts, the bikers propose him for membership. As the story ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspense, bleak
Plot: biker, gang, friendship, juvenile delinquency, vengeance, dishonesty, society, betrayal, crimes, rivalry, motorcycle gang, robbery ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, montreal quebec canada, montreal
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Bangkok Dangerous (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Thailand
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The movie is about a deaf-mute hitman and his partner. Trouble begins when he starts a relationship with a young woman.
Style: tense, rough, suspenseful, intense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, fall in love, friendship, gangsters, love affair, mute or deaf, danger, deadly, rivalry, killer, assassination, vengeance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: thailand, asia, bangkok thailand, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 8.3
 745K
Scarface (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 170 min.
Story: After getting a green card in exchange for assassinating a Cuban government official, Tony Montana stakes a claim on the drug trade in Miami. Viciously murdering anyone who stands in his way, Tony eventually becomes the biggest drug lord in the ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, drug lord, mafia, cocaine, mob boss, drug dealing, criminal heroes, rise and fall, gunfight, drug cartel, drug abuse, organized crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: miami, cuba, miami beach, usa, bolivia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.3
 13K
Mona Lisa (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: George is a small-time crook just out of prison who discovers his tough-guy image is out of date. Reduced to working as a minder/driver for high class call girl Simone, he has to agree when she asks him to find a young colleague from her King's ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, intense, gloomy ...
Plot: gangsters, prostitute, pimp, chauffeur, crimes, crime, friendship, redemption, opposites attract, couples, social differences, romance ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: europe, london, england, brighton, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%