Movies like Once a Cop

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Once a Cop (1993)
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Once a Cop (1993)
Original name: 超級警察2 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: 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, 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, graphic violence ...
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 realistic, suspenseful, exciting and serious films with plots about martial arts, crimes, violence, rivalry, law enforcement, heroes and gunfight mostly in Action, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Once a Cop: Yes, Madam! (1985), Police Story 3: Supercop (1992), Gen-X Cops (1999), My Father is a Hero (1995), Police Story 2 (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Yes, Madam! (1985)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 93 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, realistic, serious, stylized, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, police investigation, gangsters, police detective, espionage, police corruption, undercover, danger, fish out of water, fighting crime, partners, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, asia, scotland
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100%
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, exciting, stylized, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, police, gangsters, heroes, drug lord, undercover, helicopter, farce, partners, law enforcement, working undercover, chases and races ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: china, hong kong, thailand, asia, malaysia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 5.9
 2K
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: police, undercover, police investigation, tough law enforcer, save the day, track down, partners against crime, stylized violence, heroes, gangsters, martial arts, tough cop ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, singapore, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, heroes, gangsters, martial arts, hostages, secret agents, chases and races, tough law enforcer, parents and children, crime, crimes, partners against crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 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, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, martial arts, police officer, fight, police investigation, serial killer, gang, police station, law enforcement, deadly, manic, track down ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, usa, asia, los angeles, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.1
 11K
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: stylized, rough, serious, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, superhero, secret identity, heroes, police, good versus evil, heroic mission, escapades, master villain, chases and races, adventure, soldier ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, china, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, rough, stylized, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, heroes, dishonesty, fighting crime, partners, deadly, assassination attempt, drug dealing, who to trust, corrupt law enforcer, honest law enforcer ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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, suspenseful, exciting, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, chase, car chase, murder, chases and races, drug lord, crimes, crime, law enforcement, corrupt law enforcer, goofy hero, kung fu ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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My Lucky Stars (1985)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 96 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: realistic, exciting, humorous, rough, semi serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kidnapping, mafia, police, working undercover, chases and races, escapades, partners against crime, crimes, chase, rivalry, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 80s
Place: tokyo, hong kong, asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, hostage, vigilantism, chase, partners against crime, hostages, rivalry, car chase, gang, heist, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.5
 10K
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, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, serial killer, police investigation, heroes, master warrior, psychopath, deadly, law enforcement, rivalry, fight, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia, china, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.8
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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, disturbing, suspense, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, martial arts, police corruption, car chase, rescue, police investigation, crime, heroes, chases and races, rivalry, danger, missing person ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, asia, taiwan, china, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, heroes, crimes, crime, partners, deadly, law enforcement, rivalry, vigilantism, righting the wronged, legal ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, espionage, amateur detective, goofy hero, heroic mission, private detective, adventure, good versus evil, heroes, kung fu classic, one man army, organized crime ...
Time: contemporary
Place: korea, asia, turkey, china, hong kong ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, exciting, suspenseful, rough, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, helicopter, heroes, secret agents, one man army, undercover, hitman, chase, espionage, adventure, chases and races, heroic mission ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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, realistic, serious, suspenseful, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, terrorism, undercover, garage, cargo ship, fashion, conspiracy, chase, frame up, danger, investigation, working undercover ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.1
 4K
High Risk (1995)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 97 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: humorous, suspenseful, exciting, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: heroes, hostage, martial arts, deadly, law enforcement, master criminal, rivalry, crimes, confined, escapades, hostages, chases and races ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, fistfight, fight, heroic bloodshed, kung fu master, chases and races, chase, rivalry, vengeance, drug dealing, reunion ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 5.9
 773
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, hypnosis, murder, chase, dishonesty, law enforcement, deadly, master criminal, vengeance, police corruption, tough law enforcer, heroes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, china, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: bleak, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, gangsters, chase, betrayal, heist, police investigation, partners against crime, chases and races, working undercover, confined, crimes, criminal heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, rescue, samurai, interracial relations, yakuza, gang, partners, crime, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, crimes, chases and races ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: los angeles, tokyo, usa, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.3
 8K
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, suspenseful, serious, intense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, police corruption, gangsters, police investigation, danger, fighting crime, tough law enforcer, machismo, murder, one against many, undercover, gang war ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: chicago illinois, los angeles, usa, bangkok thailand, beijing china ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.8
 2K
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: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kung fu master, martial arts, bus, bank, master warrior, heroes, karate, kung fu, heroic mission, chases and races, crimes, escapades ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, china, asia, usa, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.1
 9K
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, exciting, humorous, semi serious
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: frame up, pirate, martial arts, heroes, police corruption, kung fu, police, violence, corruption, vengeance, destiny, graphic violence ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.8
 12K
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: serious, rough, suspenseful, stylized, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, drug lord, child in peril, mixed martial arts, shooting, uninhibited rivalry, merciless, working undercover, tough law enforcer, crimes, danger, drug dealing ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: rough, serious, realistic, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, rescue, kidnapping, gang, gangsters, chase, reluctant partners, working undercover, crime, partners against crime, city life, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, new york, china, asia, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.6
 194K
Rush Hour 2 (2001)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It's vacation time for Carter as he finds himself alongside Lee in Hong Kong wishing for more excitement. While Carter wants to party and meet the ladies, Lee is out to track down a Triad gang lord who may be responsible for killing two men at ...
Style: humorous, exciting, realistic, buddy movie, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: martial arts, secret service, police investigation, gang, odd couple, bribery, vacation, forgery, culture clash, power struggle, fish out of water, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: las vegas, china, usa, asia, hong kong ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Tactical Force (2011)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A training exercise for the LAPD SWAT Team goes terribly wrong when they find themselves pitted against two rival gangs while trapped in an abandoned Hangar, armed with nothing but blanks.
Style: exciting, rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, danger, law enforcement, confined, tough law enforcer, gang, tough heroes, mission gone awry, swat, crimes, male female relationship, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.1
 612
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: serious, exciting, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, tunnel, undercover, martial arts, assassination attempt, danger, rivalry, frame up, memory loss, revolution, ship, tough heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: cambodia, hong kong, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.6
 16K
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, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, heist, crime, crimes, chase, gang, police corruption, weapons, obsessive quest, tough law enforcer, chases and races, strong violent content ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%