10 best movies like Sonatine (1993)

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Sonatine 1993
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 is insignificant and whilst wondering why he was sent to Okinawa at all, Murakawa's headquarters are bombed and he and his gang are ambushed in a bar.
List of the best movies like Sonatine (1993): The Yakuza, Pray for Death, David, ICHI, State of Grace, Infernal Affairs III, Boiling Point, Rain Fall, Fatal Beauty, Mr. Majestyk.

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The Yakuza (1974)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryJapan, USA

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...

Pray for Death (1985)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:32

Akira Saito, a Japanese businessman lives in Tokyo with his Japanese-American wife Aiko and their children, Takeshi and Tomoya. When the family has a chance to move to the United States so that Aiko can teach the children about their American heritage, they pack up and head for Houston, Texas and run a restaurant. This is where the trouble begins....

David (2013)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genreaction, thriller, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryIndia
Duration02:35

The story is about two Davids living in different parts of India whose lives eventually come together in a twist of events., who are about to take a step which is going to change their lives forever.

ICHI (2008)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryJapan
Duration02:00

Ichi is a blind entertainer that travels the countryside with her traditional Japanese guitar and walking stick. She’s in search for the kind man that brought her up as a child, but because of her beauty she encounters problems every step of the way. Fortunately for Ichi, she is also a gifted swordswoman and carries a lethal blade within her walking stick.

State of Grace (1990)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, thriller, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:09

Terry Noonan returns home to New York's Hells Kitchen after a ten year absence. He soon hooks up with childhood pal Jackie who is involved in the Irish mob run by his brother Frankie. Terry also rekindles an old flame with Jackie's sister Kathleen. Soon, however, Terry is torn between his loyalty to his friends and his loyalties to others.

Infernal Affairs III (2003)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryHong Kong, China
Duration01:58

Infernal Affairs III is a 2003 Hong Kong crime thriller film directed by Andrew Lau and Alan Mak. It is the third installment in the Infernal Affairs film series, and is both a sequel and a semi-prequel to the original film, as it intercuts events before and after the events in the original.

Boiling Point (1990)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, drama, crime
CountryJapan

Masaki, a baseball player and gas-station attendant, gets into trouble with the local Yakuza and goes to Okinawa to get a gun to defend himself. There he meets Uehara, a tough gangster, who is in serious debt to the yakuza and planning revenge.

Rain Fall (2009)
Markimdb: 4.7
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryJapan, USA

A hit man looks to protect the daughter of one of his victims against CIA assassins.

Fatal Beauty (1987)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Japan
Duration01:44

Rita Rizzoli is a narcotics cop with a plethora of disguises. When a drug shipment is hijacked, the thieves don't know that the drug is unusually pure and packs of 'Fatal Beauty' begin turning up next to too many dead bodies. Mike works for the original owner of the drugs and tries to tell himself that since he does not handle the drugs, he is 'clean'. Mike becomes Rita's constant companion.

Mr. Majestyk (1974)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genreaction, thriller, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:43

Watermelon farmer Vince Majestyk (Charles Bronson) goes after the Mob, when they try to strong arm him to use their melon picking crew.

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Lone Wolf McQuade (1983)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction, thriller, melodrama, drama, western, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:47

The archetypical renegade Texas Ranger wages war against a drug kingpin with automatic weapons, his wits and martial arts after a gun battle leaves his partner dead. All of this inevitably culminates in a martial arts showdown between the drug lord and the ranger, and involving the woman they both love.

Black Dog (1998)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Japan
Duration01:29

An ex-con takes a job driving a truck cross country. What he doesn't know is that the truck is filled with illegal weapons and now he must fight to survive and save his family.

Catchfire (1990)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:56

A witness to a mob assassination flees for her life from town to town, switching identities, but cannot seem to elude Milo, the chief killer out to get her.

The Getaway (1994)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genreaction, thriller, melodrama, drama, adventure, crime
CountryUSA, Japan
Duration01:55

Doc McCoy is put in prison because his partners chickened out and flew off without him after exchanging a prisoner with a lot of money. Doc knows Jack Benyon, a rich "business"-man, is up to something big, so he tells his wife (Carol McCoy) to tell him that he's for sale if Benyon can get him out of prison. Benyon pulls some strings and Doc McCoy is released again. Unfortunately he has to cooperate with the same person that got him to prison.

Thursday (1998)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:27

Casey has given up drug dealing for a suburban idyll in Houston, a job as an architect and a new wife. They are even planning to adopt a child. But Casey's past arrives on the doorstep in the shape of Nick, an old business partner. And all hell breaks loose!

Fled (1996)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, adventure, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:45

During a routine prison work detail, convict Piper is chained to Dodge, a cyberhacker, when gunfire breaks out. Apparently, the attack is related to stolen money that the Mafia is after, and some computer files that somebody wants desperately to bury. The pair, who don't exactly enjoy each other's company, escape and must work together if they are to reach Atlanta alive. Luckily, they meet a woman who may be willing to help them.

Bangkok Dangerous (1999)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, thriller, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryThailand
Duration01:45

The movie is about a deaf-mute hitman and his partner. Trouble begins when he starts a relationship with a young woman.

The Raid 2 (2014)
Markimdb: 8
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryIndonesia, France, USA
Duration02:30

After fighting his way through an apartment building populated by an army of dangerous criminals and escaping with his life, SWAT team member Rama goes undercover, joining a powerful Indonesian crime syndicate to protect his family and uncover corrupt members of his own force.

The Gunman (2015)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Spain, United Kingdom, France
Duration02:24

Eight years after fleeing the Congo following his assassination of that country's minister of mining, former assassin Jim Terrier is back, suffering from PTSD and digging wells to atone for his violent past. After an attempt is made on his life, Terrier flies to London to find out who wants him dead -- and why. Terrier's search leads him to a reunion with Annie, a woman he once loved, who is now married to an oily businessman with dealings in Africa.

Out for Justice (1991)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:31

Gino Felino (Steven Seagal) is an NYPD detective from Brooklyn who knows everyone and everything in his neighborhood. Killing his Partner was someone's mistake, because he's now Out For Justice.

End of Watch (2012)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:49

Two young officers are marked for death after confiscating a small cache of money and firearms from the members of a notorious cartel during a routine traffic stop.

True Romance (1993)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryUSA, France
Duration02:01

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.

Gangs of Wasseypur - Part 1 (2012)
Markimdb: 8.2
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryIndia

Shahid Khan is exiled after impersonating the legendary Sultana Daku in order to rob British trains. Now outcast, Shahid becomes a worker at Ramadhir Singh's colliery, only to spur a revenge battle that passes on to generations. At the turn of the decade, Shahid's son, the philandering Sardar Khan vows to get his father's honor back, becoming the most feared man of Wasseypur.

The Stone Killer (1973)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryItaly, USA
Duration01:35

A Los Angeles detective is sent to New York where he must solve a case involving an old Sicilian Mafia family feud.

A Better Way to Die (2000)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:45

Boomer (Wiper) is a rookie cop based in the urban hellhole that is downtown Chicago. After his involvement in a drug bust operation which results in the death of Carlos (Carmen Argenziano), his mentor and father figure, Boomer becomes disillusioned with the brutal and inhumane nature of his job. Consequently, he decides to hand in his resignation to the Chicago Police Department and return to his home town of Joliet, where his fiancé, Kelly (Natasha Henstridge), awaits.While en route back to Joliet, however, Boomer makes a grievous error in judgment when he stops for, and assists, an unfortunate motorist whose vehicle appears to have broken down; the naive ex-cop is swiftly attacked and rendered unconscious. Boomer awakes to find that his car and wallet have been stolen, and that he has become involved in a dangerous game of mistaken identity.

The Last Tycoon (2012)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genreaction, drama, adventure, crime
CountryHong Kong, China

Set in Shanghais Gangster era of the early 1900s, THE LAST TYCOON tells the tale of CHENG (Chow Yun-Fat), a young man who is set up by the chief of police (Sammo Hung) and must leave the life he knows and QIU (Monica Mok), the woman he loves, to start again. After escaping prison CHENG quickly and violently moves his way up the ladder of Shanghais criminal underworld to become on the most powerful mob bosses in Shanghais history. But fame and notoriety take their toll when CHENG finds himself stuck between the looming Japanese army and the scheming local secret service. Matters are only made worse when he bumps into the love of his life QIU, along with her writer husband. Will love re-kindle in the dusk of an era?

Stick (1985)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA

Ernest (Stick) Stickley just out of prison agrees to help a friend deliver a package. It's a setup and his friend is killed. Stick is going to find out why!

Heaven's Burning (1997)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genreaction, thriller, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryAustralia
Duration01:36

In Sydney, the newly married Midori is honeymooning with her husband, Yukio. She does not love him and fakes her own kidnapping to escape the marriage. Her lover is supposed to meet her, but fails to appear. She goes to a bank to get some cash, only to become a hostage in an unfolding robbery, until the getaway driver, Colin, saves her from his fellow robbers. They hit the road together, with the cops, her husband and the robbers in pursuit.

Original Gangstas (1996)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA

A violent street gang, the Rebels, rule the streets of Gary, Indiana. The Rebels shoot Marvin Bookman, a store-keeper, for giving the police information about a drive-by shooting they committed. Marvin's son, former NFL star John who created the Rebels, returns to Gary to be with his father and, with a little help from his friends, to destroy the Rebels his way.

Gang Related (1997)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, thriller, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:42

Two corrupt cops have a successful, seemingly perfect money making scheme- they sell drugs that they seize from dealers, kill the dealers, and blame the crimes on street gangs. Their scheme is going along smoothly until they kill an undercover DEA agent posing as a dealer, and then try to cover-up their crime.




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