Movies like Once a Cop

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Once a Cop (1993)
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Once a Cop (1993)
Original name: 超級計劃
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: As a crime wave sweeps through Hong Kong, the police call Jessica Yang (Yeoh), a rising star in the ranks, to help stop a notorious gang of thieves! What Jessica doesn't realize is that her boyfriend - recently discharged from the force - is the leader of this ruthless crime ring!
Style: clever, unusual plot structure, entertaining, melancholic, satirical, harsh, splatter, visually appealing, exciting, rough ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, female martial artist, police, crimes, police investigation, fight, kung fu, violence, gunfight, farce, vampire, catastrophe, gangsters, twists and turns, distopia, strong female lead, loneliness, writers, romance, brothers, weapons, hospital, justice, lone hero, fantasy world ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, china, asia, new jersey

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, exciting and entertaining films with plots about vengeance, brutality, violence, dialogue, mentor, fight scenes and runaway mostly in Action, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Once a Cop: Yes, Madam! (1985), My Father is a Hero (1995), Police Story 3: Supercop (1992), So Close (2002), Police Story (1985). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Yes, Madam! (1985)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Asprin (Mang Hoi) and Strepsil (John Shum), two petty thieves who inadvertently become involved in a murder case when they steal items belonging to a murdered man. The man had hidden an important microfilm in his passport, which the thieves pass ...
Style: stylized, suspense, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, female martial artist, kung fu, police investigation, gangsters, police corruption, police detective, espionage, fish out of water, undercover, master criminal, fighting crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, scotland, asia
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100%
My Father is a Hero (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An undercover cop struggling to provide for his son and ailing wife, must infiltrate a ruthless gang. But things turn sour when another cop blows his cover and he quickly finds himself battling for his life and the lives of his family.
Style: scenic, exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, fight, monster, adventure, wu shu, gangsters, heroes, undercover, tough heroes, comedy of errors, family life ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Police Story 3: Supercop (1992)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A Hong Kong detective teams up with his female Red Chinese counterpart to stop a Chinese drug czar.
Style: humorous, intense, suspenseful, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, police, gangsters, undercover cop, drug lord, undercover, heroes, police detective, fight, buddy cop, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: china, hong kong, tokyo, thailand, malaysia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.6
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So Close (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A conflict of interest between two high-kicking assassin sisters is complicated as they're pursued by the criminals who hired them and an equally high-kicking female cop.
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: martial arts, hacker, assassin, female assassin, female martial artist, one woman army, chase, kung fu, hitman, betrayal, gunfight, kick-butt women ...
Time: 80s, contemporary
Place: hong kong, china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Police Story (1985)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A virtuous Hong Kong police officer must clear his name after he is framed for murder.
Style: light, stylized, humorous, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, murder, crimes, police, fight, car chase, justice, fight scenes, drug lord, law enforcement, corrupt law enforcer ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: china, hong kong, asia
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100%
Police Story 4: First Strike (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Jackie Chan reprises his role as Chan Ka-Kui (also known in some versions as Jackie) yet again as a Hong Kong cop who works with Interpol to track down and arrest an illegal weapons dealer. Later Jackie realizes that things are not as simple as they ...
Style: humorous, entertaining, semi serious, exciting, parody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, adventure, secret agents, chase, terrorism, one man army, undercover, heroes, hitman, rescue, race against time, double agent ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.0
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Black Mask (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Chui Chik tries to lead a quiet life as a librarian. However, he is really a former test subject for a highly secretive supersoldier project and the instructor of a special commando unit dubbed "701." The 701 squad is used for many ...
Style: intense, serious, exciting, suspenseful, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, superhero, kung fu, crimes, good versus evil, heroes, police, one man army, martial artist, undercover, soldier, adventure ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, china, tokyo, asia
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49%
 7.1
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Police Story 2 (1988)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The Hong Kong super-cop must stop a group of blackmailing bombers at the same time that the villains of the first Police Story are out for revenge.
Style: humorous, stylized, intense, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, police officer, police investigation, investigation, violence, gang, police station, police detective, partners against crime, criminal's revenge, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, china, tokyo, asia, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Knock Off (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Aruba, Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Marcus Ray (Jean-Claude Van Damme), a sales representative for "V SIX" jeans, and his partner, Tommy Hendricks (Rob Schneider), are about to be busted for selling "knock off" jeans. Their American contact, Karan Leigh, who by the ...
Style: suspense, stylized, feel good, humorous, visually appealing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, buddy cop, chase, terrorism, fashion, conspiracy, violence, gunfight, undercover agent, fistfight, weapons, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Twin Dragons (1992)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Twins, separated at birth, end up as a Hong Kong gangster and a New York concert pianist. When the pianist travels to Hong Kong for a concert, the two inevitably get mistaken for each other.
Style: humorous, entertaining, exciting, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, gangsters, farce, twins, brutality, gunfight, chase, fight, goofy hero, crimes, disorder ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Rumble in the Bronx (1995)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Keong comes from Hong Kong to visit New York for his uncle's wedding. His uncle runs a market in the Bronx and Keong offers to help out while Uncle is on his honeymoon. During his stay in the Bronx, Keong befriends a neighbor kid and beats up ...
Style: humorous, entertaining, semi serious, feel good, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, martial artist, kung fu, gang, adventure, fight, gangsters, street life, supermarket, righting the wronged, revenge, rescue ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century
Place: china, tokyo, hong kong, bronx new york city, new york ...
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44%
Beverly Hills Cop III (1994)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Back in sunny southern California and on the trail of two murderers, Axel Foley again teams up with LA cop Billy Rosewood. Soon, they discover that an amusement park is being used as a front for a massive counterfeiting ring – and it's run by ...
Style: suspense, funny, humorous, epic, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: buddy cop, police, investigation, gunfight, vengeance, amusement park, chase, car chase, violence, revenge, death, roller coaster ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century
Place: beverly hills, california, los angeles, usa, michigan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Armour of God 2: Operation Condor (1991)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Agent Jackie is hired to find WWII Nazi gold hidden in the Sahara desert. He teams up with three bungling women (the 3 stooges?) who are all connected in some way. However a team of mercenries have ideas on the ownership of the gold. A battle / ...
Style: humorous, entertaining, semi serious, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: treasure hunt, martial arts, chase, adventure, kung fu, treasure, desert, adventurer, heroes, fight, treasure hunter, rivalry ...
Place: tokyo, africa, egypt, hong kong, spain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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The Corruptor (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Danny is a young cop partnered with Nick, a seasoned but ethically tainted veteran. As the two try to stop a gang war in Chinatown, Danny relies on Nick but grows increasingly uncomfortable with the way Nick gets things done.
Style: stylized, realistic, suspenseful, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, gangsters, police investigation, crimes, murder, organized crime, partners, law enforcement, buddy cop, police, partners against crime, chinese mafia ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, hong kong, san francisco, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
New Police Story (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Sent into a drunken tailspin when his entire unit is killed by a gang of thrill-seeking punks, disgraced Hong Kong police inspector Wing (Jackie Chan) needs help from his new rookie partner, with a troubled past of his own, to climb out of the ...
Style: exciting, stylized, intense, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, hostage, gang, redemption, crimes, police, partner, undercover cop, rivalry, kung fu, haunted by the past, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: hong kong, china, asia, tokyo, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.6
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Rent-a-Cop (1987)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When call-girl Della gets caught in the middle of a drug bust at a hotel where she was meeting a trick, she is held hostage by a robber that busted in on the drug agents and the drug dealers. She gets rescued by vice cop Church who is accused of ...
Style: suspenseful, sexy, intense, serious, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: brutality, murder, adventure, romance, twists and turns, reluctant partners, fighting crime, track down, cons and scams, witnessing a crime, police officer, prostitute ...
Time: 80s
Place: london, usa, new jersey, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.2
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Money Talks (1997)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Money Talks is a 1997 American comedy film directed by Brett Ratner. Sought by police and criminals, a small-time huckster makes a deal with a TV newsman for protection.
Style: humorous, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: chase, murder, frame up, media, mexican standoff, journalism, partners, buddies, protagonist as suspect, crimes, law enforcement, gangsters ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Crime Story (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A special agent assigned to protect a wealthy business magnate. However, when the businessman is kidnapped in a daring ambush, he teams up with a seasoned detective to crack the case. But soon he discovers the case isn't that simple.
Style: exciting, suspense, disturbing, entertaining, visually appealing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kidnapping, police corruption, police investigation, crimes, corruption, kung fu, rescue, rivalry, dishonesty, good versus evil, undercover ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, california, china, asia, taiwan
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Once a Thief (1991)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 108 min.
Story: John Woo directs this action-packed comedy that stars Chow Yun-Fat, Leslie Cheung and Cherie Chung as a trio of art thieves who grew up together as orphans under the tutelage of a cruel crime boss named Chow (Kenneth Tsang). Although Red Bean ...
Style: suspense, humorous, stylized, sweet, visually appealing ...
Plot: martial arts, heist, kung fu, chase, art thief, friendship, betrayal, violence, gunfight, art, brutality, vengeance ...
Time: 90s, year 1988
Place: hong kong, british columbia, china
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41%
Battle Creek Brawl (1980)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young Asian American martial artist is forced to participate in a brutal formal street-fight competition.
Style: humorous, sexy, stylized, entertaining, buddy movie ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, gangsters, gang, vengeance, fight, mafia, violence, organized crime, farce, distopia, dystopic future ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 80s, 70s
Place: chicago illinois, china, hong kong, texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Blind Fury (1989)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A blind Vietnam vet, trained as a swordfighter, comes to America and helps to rescue the son of a fellow soldier.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, visually appealing, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, vengeance, gangsters, rescue, heroic mission, samurai, righting the wronged, adventure, obsessive quest, crimes, buddies, vietnam war ...
Time: 80s
Place: vietnam, asia, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Best of the Best II (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In an underground fight club, blackbelt Travis Brickley is killed after losing to the evil martial arts master Brakus. Travis' death is witnessed by Walter Grady, the son of his best friend Alex Grady. Alex and his partner, Tommy Lee, vow to ...
Style: serious, clever, ridiculous, buddy movie, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, fight, vengeance, master warrior, friends, contests and competitions, rivalry, kung fu, violence, revenge, alter ego, weapons ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.5
 5K
Carquake! (1976)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Coy "Cannonball" Buckman (David Carradine) and his blazing red Pontiac enter the Trans-America Grand Prix, an underground road race spanning the continent in which there are no rules, no speed limits and no heed for the law. En route, ...
Style: road movie, humorous, sexy, stylized, splatter ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car, chase, on the road, race, gangsters, weapons, violence, death, mafia, runaway, revenge, beer ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, los angeles, california, new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Movie in collections
 6.1
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Red Heat (1988)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A tough Russian policeman is forced to partner up with a cocky Chicago police detective when he is sent to Chicago to apprehend a Georgian drug lord who killed his partner and fled the country.
Style: humorous, buddy movie, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: cold war, culture clash, buddy cop, gunfight, police brutality, drug dealer, stereotypes, police officer, police, life philosophy, partners, violent ...
Time: 80s, year 1988, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, california, los angeles, ussr, moscow russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Glimmer Man (1996)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A former government operative renowned for his stealth, Jack Cole is now a Los Angeles police detective. When a series of horrible murders occurs in the metro area, Cole is assigned to the case, along with tough-talking fellow cop Jim Campbell. ...
Style: suspense, realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, aikido, murder, justice, conspiracy, buddy cop, brutality, violence, hitman, crimes, reluctant partners ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.5
 28K
Metro (1997)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Roper, a hostage negotiator catches a murderous bank robber after a blown heist. The bank robber escapes and immediately goes after the man who put him behind bars.
Style: exciting, intense, tense, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: chase, hostage, negotiation, car chase, violence, police investigation, gunfight, bank robbery, swat team, twists and turns, hitman, master criminal ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.5
 17K
Iron Monkey (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Iron Monkey is a Hong Kong variation of Robin Hood. Corrupt officials of a Chinese village are robbed by a masked bandit known as "Iron Monkey", named after a benevolent deity. When all else fails, the Governor forces a traveling physician ...
Style: stylized, entertaining, allegory, visually appealing, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, fight, robin hood, violence, monk, medieval, redemption, fight scenes, gunfight, ninja, mythology ...
Time: 18th century
Place: china, tokyo, hong kong, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.5
 8K
Mo' Money (1992)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Trying to get his act together, a con artist gets a job in a credit card company. He falls in love with a fellow employee, he steals a couple of cards, everything is going great. But soon, the chief of security drags him into the big leagues of ...
Style: humorous, light, intense, semi serious, clever ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: credit card, cons and scams, twists and turns, love and romance, dishonesty, criminal heroes, crimes, investigation, reluctant partners, gangsters, chase, african american ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
District 13: Ultimatum (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Damien and Leito return to District 13 on a mission to bring peace to the troubled sector that is controlled by five different gang bosses, before the city's secret services take drastic measures to solve the problem.
Style: harsh, stylized, entertaining, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, fight, undercover cop, fighting the system, gang, fistfight, martial arts, corruption, gang war, prison escape, life philosophy, destiny ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: paris france, hong kong, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.2
 10K
Rapid Fire (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: College student Jake Lo is pursued by smugglers, mobsters and crooked federal agents after he witnesses a murder by a Mafia kingpin.
Style: exciting, intense, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, police investigation, police corruption, justice, fighting crime, tough law enforcer, violent, murder, machismo, betrayal, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: tokyo, los angeles, hong kong, chicago illinois, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%