Movies like Once a Cop

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Once a Cop (1993)
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Once a Cop (1993)
Original name: Chiu kup gai wak
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: exciting, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, stylized, cult film, melancholic, unusual plot structure, visually appealing ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, heist, heroes, hostage, chase, crimes, crime, police investigation, gang, hostages, partners, graphic violence, good versus evil, track down, working undercover, police corruption, chases and races, dishonesty, master criminal, law enforcement, rivalry, undercover, partners against crime, reluctant partners, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, china, asia, new jersey

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Most similar movies to Once a Cop

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, realistic, exciting and serious films with plots about martial arts, crimes, violence, rivalry, heroes, gunfight and gun mostly in Action, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Once a Cop: Yes, Madam! (1985), Police Story 3: Supercop (1992), My Father is a Hero (1995), Police Story 2 (1988), Gen-X Cops (1999). 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: rough, serious, realistic, stylized, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, police investigation, gangsters, police detective, espionage, police corruption, deadly, dishonesty, fish out of water, undercover, fighting crime, danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, asia, scotland
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Police Story 3: Supercop (1992)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A Hong Kong detective teams up with his female Red Chinese counterpart to stop a Chinese drug czar.
Style: humorous, suspenseful, intense, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, police, gangsters, undercover, heroes, drug lord, kung fu, working undercover, law enforcement, crimes, undercover cop, farce ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: china, hong kong, thailand, asia, malaysia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, heroes, undercover, martial arts, partners against crime, rivalry, law enforcement, chases and races, master criminal, gang, dishonesty, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 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, rough, suspenseful, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, martial arts, police officer, police investigation, fight, kung fu, psychopath, police detective, police station, working undercover, criminal's revenge, partners against crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, usa, california, asia, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Gen-X Cops (1999)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Four young officers of the Hong Kong Police are joined together to fight against organised crime using all possible means, even if this would lead them to break the law… Their first assignment is to eliminate a gang of criminals who have stolen a ...
Style: exciting, stylized, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: stylized violence, police, undercover, police investigation, tough law enforcer, save the day, partners against crime, track down, terrorism, martial arts, danger, gangsters ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: hong kong, singapore, asia
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58%
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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: hacker, female assassin, one woman army, martial arts, vengeance, hitman, female martial artist, betrayal, chase, good versus evil, investigation, giant ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: hong kong, asia, china
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100%
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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: exciting, serious, suspenseful, intense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, superhero, heroes, secret identity, good versus evil, police, soldier, undercover, danger, adventure, crimes, kung fu ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, china, asia, tokyo
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57%
In the Line of Duty 4 (1989)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Two detectives who are up to their necks in trouble and in each other's face, as they try to shut down a drug-trafficking scheme that could be connected with international ties to organized crime. But in the midst of their investigation, ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, rough, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, heroes, tough law enforcer, crimes, graphic violence, murder, police corruption, urban, police detective, tough heroes, who to trust ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: asia, hong kong
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56%
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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: humorous, stylized, exciting, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, chase, car chase, murder, chases and races, drug lord, crime, crimes, law enforcement, goofy hero, corrupt law enforcer, kung fu ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Heroic Duo (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Tough cop Ken Li (Cheng) is at the top of his game, but he's going to need some help to solve a grisly crime that the offender, a respected police officer, doesn't even remember committing. He seeks out Jack Lai (Lai), a former ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, chase, investigation, hypnosis, police investigation, undercover, crimes, dishonesty, frame up, haunted by the past, memory loss, master criminal ...
Time: contemporary
Place: china, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
My Lucky Stars (1985)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Two Hong-Kong cops are sent to Tokyo to catch an ex-cop who stole a large amount of money in diamonds. After one is captured by the Ninja-gang protecting the rogue cop, the other one gets his old Orphanage gang, dubbed the "Five Lucky ...
Style: rough, humorous, exciting, realistic, semi serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kidnapping, police, mafia, gang, escapades, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, friends, police corruption, working undercover, partners ...
Time: 80s
Place: tokyo, asia, japan, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Invisible Target (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Three cops team up to bring down a criminal gang of seven, who have their own hidden agenda.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, vigilantism, partners against crime, chase, hostages, hostage, fighting crime, criminal heroes, rivalry, heist, car chase, master criminal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Kung Fu Killer (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A martial arts instructor working at a police academy gets imprisoned after killing a man by accident. But when a vicious killer starts targeting martial arts masters, the instructor offers to help the police in return for his freedom.
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, serial killer, police investigation, heroes, deadly, master warrior, law enforcement, rivalry, psychopath, fight, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia, china, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Crime Story (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 107 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, entertaining, disturbing, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, martial arts, police corruption, car chase, rescue, police investigation, danger, heroes, chases and races, investigation, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, asia, taiwan, china, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Above the Law (1986)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Yuen Biao plays Jason Chan a lawyer, angry at the way the law seems to protect the bad guys, he decides to take the law into his own hands when a key witness and his entire family are murdered. but Cindy Si is soon on his case and it all spirals ...
Style: bleak, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, master warrior, rivalry, partners, deadly, crimes, law enforcement, legal, crime, righting the wronged, vigilantism ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong
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52%
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High Risk (1995)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 101 min.
Story: After failing to save his wife from 'The Doctor', Kit Li is working as a bodyguard and secret stunt double for the cowardly martial arts film star Frankie Lane. Frankie attends an exhibition of the crown jewels of Russia at a Hong Kong ...
Style: suspenseful, humorous, realistic, exciting, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: hostage, martial arts, heroes, danger, daring rescue, terrorism, skyscraper, showbiz, deadly, crimes, race against time, fistfight ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Accidental Spy (2001)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A fun-filled story about an ordinary guy about to kick into an action-packed adventure. Jackie Chan plays a bored and unsuccessful salesman who never thought his life would amount to anything. All that changes one day when he becomes an instant hero ...
Style: suspenseful, humorous, exciting, captivating, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, espionage, heroic mission, amateur detective, goofy hero, good versus evil, private detective, adventure, heroes, one man army, kung fu classic, organized crime ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, korea, turkey, china, hong kong ...
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51%
Long Arm of the Law: Part 2 (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 88 min.
Story: This sequel to the critically-acclaimed box-office winner Long Arm of the Law maintains the same stark realism of the original. In Saga Two, the Royal Hong Kong Police put into operation a new plan to counteract the problem of increasing violent ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, chase, gangsters, betrayal, crime, master criminal, hostages, danger, deadly, undercover, heroes, social misfits ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Showdown in Little Tokyo (1991)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: An American with a Japanese upbringing, Chris Kenner is a police officer assigned to the Little Tokyo section of Los Angeles. Kenner is partnered with Johnny Murata, a Japanese-American who isn't in touch with his roots. Despite their ...
Style: serious, rough, exciting, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, rescue, samurai, interracial relations, yakuza, gang, tough law enforcer, partners, crimes, partners against crime, crime, chases and races ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: los angeles, tokyo, asia, usa, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Rage and Honor II (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Indonesia, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Kris and Preston team up once again to take on powerful gangster Buntao. But Buntao has problems of his own, dealing with Dazo, another gangster who is on a steady rise to power...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, fight, fistfight, heroic bloodshed, kung fu master, fugitives, deadly, crimes, adventure, partners, good versus evil ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Flash Point (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Detective Sergeant Ma Jun, known for dispensing his own brand of justice during arrests, teams up with an undercover cop, Wilson, to try and bring down three merciless Vietnamese brothers running a smuggling ring in the months before mainland ...
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, drug lord, fighting crime, police investigation, gang, smuggling, danger, rivalry, crimes, working undercover, vigilantism, arrest ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.3
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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, serious, suspenseful, intense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, police corruption, gangsters, police investigation, danger, fighting crime, tough law enforcer, machismo, murder, undercover, gang war, male female relationship ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: chicago illinois, los angeles, usa, china, bangkok thailand ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.9
 14K
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: stylized, serious, realistic, suspenseful, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, undercover, terrorism, garage, cargo ship, fashion, conspiracy, chase, investigation, chases and races, law enforcement, special agents ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Project A 2 (1987)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Dragon is now transferred to be the police head of Sai Wan district, and has to contend with a gangster kingpin, anti-Manchu revolutionaries, some runaway pirates, Manchu Loyalists and a corrupt police superintendent.
Style: realistic, semi serious, exciting, humorous
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: frame up, pirate, heroes, martial arts, police corruption, kung fu, violence, corruption, police, adventurer, crimes, fighting crime ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.8
 3K
The Master (1992)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Uncle Tak is famous for using Chinese herbal medicines to cure diseases. A martial arts expert, he also teaches the young how to defend themselves. One of his students, Johnny, dreams of monopolizing the teaching of kung fu throughout the United ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kung fu master, martial arts, heroes, master warrior, bus, bank, karate, kung fu, gang, master criminal, adventure, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, china, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, semi serious, entertaining, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, helicopter, secret agents, hitman, heroes, undercover, one man army, espionage, chase, adventure, working undercover, terrorism ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.1
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Purple Storm (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Khmer Rouge terrorist Kieron Chow and his unit arrive in Hong Kong for their latest mission. Todd, Chow's son and fiercely loyal right-hand man, sustains a serious head wound. Now a total amnesiac, Todd wakes from a coma to find he's been ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tunnel, terrorism, undercover, martial arts, revolution, tough heroes, danger, race against time, chases and races, assassination attempt, partners against crime, secret agents ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: cambodia, hong kong, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Protector (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Billy Wong is a New York City cop whose partner is gunned down during a robbery. Billy and his new partner, Danny Garoni, are working security at a fashion show when a wealthy man's daughter, Laura Shapiro, is kidnapped. The Federal authorities ...
Style: stylized, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kidnapping, gangsters, chase, gang, rescue, fighting crime, urban, working undercover, against the odds, track down, city life ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, new york, china, usa, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.6
 17K
Doberman (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The charismatic criminal Dobermann, who got his first gun when he was christened, leads a gang of brutal robbers. After a complex and brutal bank robbery, they are being hunted by the Paris police. The hunt is led by the sadistic cop Christini, who ...
Style: stylized, realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, heist, crimes, crime, chase, gang, police corruption, weapons, law enforcement, danger, deadly, obsessive quest ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Rumble in the Bronx (1995)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 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, semi serious, feel good, entertaining, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gang, martial artist, supermarket, righting the wronged, one against many, kung fu, rescue, hostage, gangster, foot chase, gangsters ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: new york, bronx new york city, usa, manhattan new york city, hong kong ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%