10 best movies like Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999)

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Movies similar to Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999): Kills on Wheels, Fear the Walking Dead, Looper, Fight Club, Polar, Widows, High Life, I Am Mother, Little Forest, Boys Cry.

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Kills on Wheels (2016)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genreaction, comedy, drama
CharactersDogs, Mafia, Hired assassins, Twins, Criminals, Disabled people, Businessmen, Bodyguards, Surgeons
PlotWeapon, Depression, Love, Money, Loneliness

    Two physically handicapped youngsters make friends with a paralysed hitman and are commissioned by a local mafia boss. They have little to lose although things are never as they first appear. The boundaries between fantasy and reality blur as the unlikely heroes stumble from one close encounter to the next and we gain an unusual insight into their lives on the periphery of society.

    Fear the Walking Dead (2015)
    Mark7.2 (imdb: 6.9)
    Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, drama
    CharactersZombie, Zombie
    PlotApocalypse, Survival, Viruses, Apocalypse, Survival, Viruses
    PlaceLos Angeles
    StyleDisturbing, Fascinating, Action, Depressive, For men, Action, Fascinating

      What did the world look like as it was transforming into the horrifying apocalypse depicted in "The Walking Dead"? This spin-off set in Los Angeles, following new characters as they face the beginning of the end of the world, will answer that question.

      Looper (2012)
      Mark8.4 (imdb: 7.4)
      Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, crime
      CountryUSA, China
      CharactersKillers, Family, Hired assassins, Mafia, Parents
      PlotTime machine, Time travel, Fate, Death
      StyleAction, Exciting, Disturbing, Makes me think

        In the futuristic action thriller Looper, time travel will be invented but it will be illegal and only available on the black market. When the mob wants to get rid of someone, they will send their target 30 years into the past where a looper, a hired gun, like Joe is waiting to mop up. Joe is getting rich and life is good until the day the mob decides to close the loop, sending back Joe's future self for assassination.

        Fight Club (1999)
        Mark9 (imdb: 8.8)
        Genrethriller, drama, crime
        CountryUSA, Germany
        PlotSplit personality, Fights without rules, Fight, Consciousness, Obsession, Loneliness
        StyleWorth watching, By books, Interesting, Unexpected ending, Mind-altering, Expanding consciousness, Deep Meaning, Philosophical, For men, Depressive, Atmospheric, Action, Makes me think, Fancy

          A ticking-time-bomb insomniac and a slippery soap salesman channel primal male aggression into a shocking new form of therapy. Their concept catches on, with underground "fight clubs" forming in every town, until an eccentric gets in the way and ignites an out-of-control spiral toward oblivion.

          Polar (2019)
          Mark8.6 (imdb: 6.3)
          Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
          CountryGermany, USA
          CharactersKillers, Hired assassins, Dogs, Snipers
          PlotSurvival, Snow, Revenge, Rivalry, Weapon, Martial Arts, Cars
          PlaceHotels, Castle
          StyleNetflix, By comics, Action, Fascinating, Exciting, Disturbing, Worth watching

            When a retiring assassin realizes that he is the target of a hit, he winds up back in the game going head to head with a gang of younger, ruthless killers.

            Widows (2018)
            Mark10 (imdb: 6.9)
            Genrethriller, drama, crime
            CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
            CharactersStrong women, Widows, Dogs, Hired assassins
            PlotBank robbery, Robbery, Death, Political, Money
            StyleWomens in main roles, Tense, Action, Exciting, Depressive

              A police shootout leaves four thieves dead during an explosive armed robbery attempt in Chicago. Their widows have nothing in common except a debt left behind by their spouses' criminal activities. Hoping to forge a future on their own terms, they join forces to pull off a heist.

              High Life (2018)
              Mark5.2 (imdb: 5.8)
              Genrefantastic, thriller
              CountryUnited Kingdom, France, Germany, Poland
              CharactersCriminals, Dogs
              PlotExpeditions, Experiments, Black holes, Death, Survival, Loneliness
              PlaceSpace, Spaceships, Trains, Prison
              StyleExciting, Tense, Makes me think

                Monte and his baby daughter are the last survivors of a damned and dangerous mission to the outer reaches of the solar system. They must now rely on each other to survive as they hurtle toward the oblivion of a black hole.

                I Am Mother (2019)
                Mark8.2 (imdb: 6.7)
                Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, drama
                CharactersRobots, Childrens, Dogs
                PlotSurvival, Artificial Intelligence, Mystery, End of the world, Apocalypse, Technology, Cheating
                TimePost apocalypse
                StylePhilosophical, For personal development, Makes me think, Worth watching, Atmospheric, Interesting, For a group of friends, Netflix, Womens in main roles, Unexpected ending, Depressive, Tense

                  A teenage girl is raised underground by a robot "Mother", designed to repopulate the earth following an extinction event. But their unique bond is threatened when an inexplicable stranger arrives with alarming news.

                  Little Forest (2018)
                  Mark8 (imdb: 7.1)
                  Genrecomedy, drama
                  CountrySouth Korea
                  CharactersLosers, Dogs
                  PlotTravel, Snow
                  PlaceVillage, Nature
                  TimeSummer, Winter
                  StylePhilosophical, Makes me think, Soulful, Touching

                    A young woman leaves the city to return to her hometown in the countryside. Seeking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, she becomes self-sufficient in a bid to reconnect with nature.

                    Boys Cry (2018)
                    Markimdb: 6.1
                    Genredrama, crime
                    CharactersMafia, Hired assassins, Criminals
                    StyleAction, Fascinating

                      Mirko and Manolo are best friends and live in the suburbs of Rome. They both live in poor conditions with their single parents, are still in school and struggle with occasional odd jobs to make ends meet. Together they share dreams of women, of sex and money, of a better life to come. Then, after killing a man in a hit-and-run one night, they get involved with the local mafia and their lives change dramatically.

                      Here and Now (2018)
                      Mark2 (imdb: 4.4)
                      Genremelodrama, drama, music
                      CharactersTerminally ill, Family, Singers
                      StylePhilosophical, Womens in main roles, Heavy, Disturbing, Makes me think

                        A singer in New York gets a grim diagnosis that puts her life and dreams into perspective.

                        The Hunter's Prayer (2017)
                        Mark10 (imdb: 5.6)
                        Genreaction, thriller
                        CountryUSA, Spain, Germany
                        CharactersMafia, Dogs, Killers, Friends, Hired assassins, Gangsters, Tough guys, Warriors, Lawyers, Snipers, FBI
                        PlotLove, War, Robbery, Revenge, Survival, Drug addict, Death, Money
                        PlaceMansions, England, Party
                        StyleTense, Exciting, Disturbing, Unexpected ending

                          An assassin forges an unlikely partnership with one of his targets: a woman seeking revenge for the murder of her family.

                          John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)
                          Mark8.4 (imdb: 7.5)
                          Genreaction, thriller, crime
                          CountryUSA, Hong Kong
                          CharactersKillers, Tough guys, Hired assassins, Warriors, Dogs, Mafia, Snipers, Bodyguards
                          PlotSects, Travel, Skirmishes, Fight, Weapon, Jealousy, Death, Martial Arts, Survival, Motorcycles, Chase, Cars
                          PlaceItaly, New York, Party, Hotels
                          StyleExciting, Noir, Tense, Unexpected ending

                            John Wick is forced out of retirement by a former associate looking to seize control of a shadowy international assassins’ guild. Bound by a blood oath to aid him, Wick travels to Rome and does battle against some of the world’s most dangerous killers.

                            Have a Nice Day (2018)
                            Markimdb: 6.5
                            Genrecomedy, drama, cartoon, crime
                            CharactersGangsters, Dogs, Hired assassins, Sisters, Criminals
                            PlotDeath, Loneliness, Money, Motorcycles
                            PlaceChina, Hotels

                              Three parties pursue the million dollars that driver Xiao Zhang stole to help out his girlfriend.

                              Cartels (2016)
                              Mark6 (imdb: 3.8)
                              Genreaction, thriller, crime, detective
                              CountryUSA, Romania
                              CharactersMafia, Dogs, Snipers, Tough guys, Warriors, Soldier, Military, Hired assassins, Bodyguards, Special Forces
                              PlotSurvival, Martial Arts, Death, Motorcycles, Chess
                              PlaceUSA, Aircraft, Hotels
                              StyleUnexpected ending

                                An elite team of DEA agents are assigned to protect a dangerous drug lord and take refuge in a luxury hotel while they await extraction. They soon find themselves at the center of an ambush as the drug lord's former associates launch an explosive assault on the hotel.

                                Lucky (2017)
                                Markimdb: 7.3
                                Genrecomedy, drama
                                CharactersOld man, Dogs, Turtles, Autistic, Insects, Bartenders, Singers
                                PlotMeaning of life, Death, Weapon, Mystery, Loneliness
                                PlaceVillage, Deserts

                                  Follows the journey of a 90-year-old atheist and the quirky characters that inhabit his off-the-map desert town. He finds himself at the precipice of life, thrust into a journey of self-exploration.

                                  Wilson (2017)
                                  Markimdb: 5.8
                                  Genrecomedy, drama
                                  CharactersFamily, Losers, Dogs, Lawyers, Sisters, Photographers
                                  PlotLove, Divorce, Cancer, Snow, Money, Computers, Loneliness
                                  PlaceUSA, Trains, Prison

                                    Middle-aged and divorced, Wilson finds himself lonely, smug and obsessed with his past.

                                    The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017)
                                    Mark8.8 (imdb: 6.9)
                                    Genreaction, thriller, comedy
                                    CountryUSA, Hong Kong, Bulgaria, Netherlands
                                    CharactersGuards, Killers, Hired assassins, Bodyguards, Dogs, Strong women, Criminals
                                    PlotHatred, Martial Arts, Survival, Love, Chase
                                    PlaceEngland, Prison, Court, Sea, Aircraft
                                    StyleAction, Fascinating, Unexpected ending

                                      The world's top bodyguard gets a new client, a hit man who must testify at the International Court of Justice. They must put their differences aside and work together to make it to the trial on time.

                                      It's Only the End of the World (2016)
                                      Mark9 (imdb: 6.9)
                                      CountryCanada, France
                                      CharactersWriters, Gay
                                      StyleMakes me think, Disturbing, Philosophical

                                        Louis, a terminally ill writer, returns home after a long absence to tell his family that he is dying.

                                        Julieta (2016)
                                        Markimdb: 7.1
                                        Genremelodrama, drama, detective
                                        CharactersDogs, Single mothers, Parents
                                        PlotDepression, Mystery, Death, Love, Obsession, Loneliness
                                        StyleMakes me think, To cry

                                          The film spans 30 years in Julieta’s life from a nostalgic 1985 where everything seems hopeful, to 2015 where her life appears to be beyond repair and she is on the verge of madness.