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China O'Brien (1990)
 5.2
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China O'Brien (1990)
Genre: Action
Country: USA, China, Hong Kong
Duration: 86 min.
Story: China O'brien; big city police woman; martial arts trainer, is forced to hand in her badge and head home to her father and the small town where she grew up. The peaceful town she knew is now struggling against the clutches of organized crime. When her father, the town sheriff, is killed China decides to run for his position and clean up the town. The poll results spark a series of confrontations that finally decide who runs the town . . .
Style: exciting, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, crimes, vengeance, heroes, drug dealing, parents and children, injustice, interracial relations, graphic violence, murder, society, urban, fighting crime, law enforcement, dealing with death, opposites attract, city life, deadly, rivalry, homecoming, innocence lost, tough law enforcer, profanity, fight ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: china

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and rough films with plots about martial arts, crimes, rivalry, heroes, law enforcement, violence and graphic violence mostly in Action, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like China O'Brien: Tiger Claws (1991), Rage and Honor II (1993), Rage and Honor (1992), Mission of Justice (1992), Shootfighter II (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
China O'Brien II (1990)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: This time China O'Brien has trouble with a dealer who puts a prize on her head because she had spoiled an important drug deal of his. But all the world's criminals will not be enough to catch up with China O'Brian, one of the masters ...
Plot: drug dealer, kickboxing, martial arts, kung fu, female protagonist, violence, taekwondo, fight
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.6
 676
Tiger Claws (1991)
Genre: Action
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The police does not know what to do. They have to deal with a serial killer who aims at martial arts masters. One after another is killed in the same brutal way. This may be a chance for detective Linda Masterson to work on her first murder case. ...
Style: rough, exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, serial killer, crimes, murder, master warrior, deadly, law enforcement, rivalry, tough heroes, police detective, crime, master criminal ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, heroic bloodshed, fight, fistfight, kung fu master, undercover, chase, special agents, law enforcement, dishonesty, crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 5.2
 669
Rage and Honor (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Witnessing a drug deal involving local gang members and cops, an Australian police officer feels he can no longer be just an observer. He joins forces with a local teacher who just happens to be a karate expert and together they try to take back the ...
Style: serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, good versus evil, drug dealing, on the run, dishonesty, life is a bitch, fighting crime, crime, rivalry, gangsters, witnessing a crime, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Mission of Justice (1992)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Mayoral candidate Dr. Rachel Olsen (Brigitte Nielsen) has a dangerous plan for swift justice in the form of a band of ex-convicts, called the Peacemakers, who roam the streets to do her bidding. When a boxer friend (Tony Burton) is killed by ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, vigilantism, rivalry, deadly, crime, crimes, injustice, working undercover, dishonesty, criminal heroes, law enforcement, tough heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Shootfighter II (1996)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In this martial-arts actioner, Miami mobsters find themselves in mortal danger after an angry police chief hires the world's most vicious fighters and uses them to launch a city-wide vendetta
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, rivalry, crimes, law enforcement, danger, working undercover, vengeance, deadly, master warrior, contests and competitions, heroes, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: miami, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.8
 123
Killer Angels (1989)
Genre: Action
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Three female cops form a special unit and get their main witness out of the clutches of a gang. The witness holds the key to Chu Chung Sing, a gang-lord who runs a night-club. They will have to face a ruthless but sentimental killer.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting
Plot: martial arts, gang, tough law enforcer, chase, gory, car chase, cop witness relations, strong violent content, crime, crimes, law enforcement, chases and races ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: china, hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.1
 328
Out for Blood (1992)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A lawyer's family is murdered by drug smugglers, and he is beaten and left for dead, but survives although in a coma. When he awakes he only has a partial memory of what happened. In order to find out the real story, he trains with a karate ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, heroes, martial arts, murder, police detective, tough heroes, vengeance, working undercover, memory loss, kidnapping, uninhibited rivalry, deadly ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Outside the Law (2002)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Secret agent Julie Cosgrove is walking into her most dangerous mission yet.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, secret agents, undercover, danger, working undercover, vengeance, heroes, deadly, crimes, starting over, murder, hitman ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, colombia, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 4.7
 880
Bloodmatch (1991)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Brick Bardo is on a mission to find out which one of the world's greatest kickboxers killed his brother. Five years ago, one of the four champs was fixing fights and set up his brother in the fight that took his life. Now Bardo must take on the ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, fight, chases and races, crimes, heroes, adventure, righting the wronged, heroic mission, frame up, crime, deadly, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
In the Line of Duty III: Force of the Dragon (1988)
Genre: Action
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 84 min.
Story: In a bloody beginning, a pair of stylish Japanese thieves steal some valuable gems. In a harrowing scene, during their escape, they kill the partner of a ruffled detective (think Columbo with a Chuck Barris hairdo). The detective swears revenge, and ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, graphic violence, crime gone awry, chases and races, rivalry, terrorism, track down, vengeance, law enforcement, danger, partners, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: hong kong, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Hawk's Vengeance (1996)
Genre: Action
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Eric Hawke a British Marine, attends the funeral of his policeman brother who he discovers has been attempting to investigate the mysterious kidnappings and murders of a local Asian street gang. The clues seem to point to a rival Nazi white ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, martial arts, hitman, marine, criminal heroes, gangsters, heroes, chases and races, rivalry, deadly, law enforcement, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.6
 571
The Expert (1995)
Genre: Action
Country: USA, France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: It was a brutal murder that sent deranged psychopath Martin Kagan to prison. It was a naive deputy warden that granted him a stay of execution. Now, the police department's tactical defence instructor, John Lomax, wants revenge for his beloved ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, heroes, murder, vigilantism, psychopath, mentally unstable, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, crimes, deadly, vengeance, mental illness ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 3.5
 150
Fist 2 Fist (2011)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Still haunted by his failure to prevent the murder of a young couple years earlier, a mixed martial arts teacher must confront the skeleton in his closet when the boy who was orphaned by the killing shows up at his door.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, master warrior, fight, redemption, haunted by the past, moral dilemma, ambition, crimes, rivalry, tough guy, martial arts, martial arts training ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, heroes, crime, law enforcement, graphic violence, urban, police corruption, murder, who to trust, police detective, tough heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 4.6
 260
To Be the Best (1993)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Eric Kulhane, a member of the U.S. Kickboxing Team, lets his quick temper and obsessive love for beautiful Cheryl make him the perfect target for blackmail. In order to stop ruthless gambler from rigging the World Championship and killing Cheryl, ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, stylized, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, kickboxing, drugs/alcohol, strong sexual content, tough heroes, gambling, drug abuse, vengeance, obsession, graphic violence, gory ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Executioner (1974)
Genre: Action
Country: Japan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Three street toughs are hired to take down a Tokyo drug dealer in this hard-hitting Toei karate action film.
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, heroes, martial arts, hitman, stoners, tough heroes, drug dealing, crime, vengeance, rivalry, leadership, crimes ...
Time: 70s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Street Corner Justice (1996)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Pittsburgh cop Mike Justus is kicked off the force and moves away to relax in sunny Los Angeles. Unfortunately his dream retirement turns out to be a nightmare and he is forced to deal out his own brand of street corner justice.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, vengeance, criminal's revenge, good versus evil, deadly, fighting crime, dishonesty, rivalry, crimes, master criminal, heroes, lone wolves ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 5.7
 58
Raw Target (1995)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: This high-powered action flick follows kickboxing champion Johnny Rider, who quits the ring after accidentally killing an opponent but is forced to employ his skills again to avenge the death of his brother at the hands of crime boss Rod Sparks ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, martial arts, heroes, master warrior, kickboxing, evil man, vengeance, down on your luck, chases and races, law enforcement, graphic violence, gang ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Shootfighter: Fight to the Death (1993)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Nick and Ruben are hoodwinked into a "shootfighter" (no-holds-barred, to the death) martial arts match by the evil Mr. Lee, who has a grudge against world shootfighter champ(and teacher of Nick and Ruben) Shingo.
Style: stylized, suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, profanity, strong violent content, stash, graphic violence, adoption, gory, battles, contests and competitions, adventure, rivalry, danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Angel Terminators (1992)
Genre: Action
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Two Hong Kong policewomen (Ida and Hon) take on a Japanese boss who has returned from a seven-year exile to retake his old turf.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gunfight, undercover, on the run, police investigation, tough law enforcer, crimes, gang, partners against crime, femme fatale, criminal heroes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 4.3
 151
On the Edge (2002)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Dakota Smith is an ex-cop and former private eye with a proclivity for community service. When a young basketball player entangles himself with drug dealers, he turns to Dak for help. Eventually goons are sent to kill the hoopster, but they hit the ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough heroes, hitman, vigilantism, crimes, deadly, drug dealing, law enforcement, partners against crime, rivalry, vengeance, urban ghetto, drug dealer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.4
 534
Blackbelt (1992)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Don "The Dragon" Wilson is back and forced to take on the greatest legends of the martial arts world. Wilson fights off all comers while defending rock superstar Shanna (Deirdre Imershein) against the insane attacks of a fanatical veteran ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bodyguard, martial arts, serial killer, murder, stalking, vietnam war, investigation, one man army, vigilantism, psychopath, gangsters, crimes ...
Time: 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Assassin's Game (2015)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Legendary hitman Vet Jones never expected to accept another mission. But when his son fails to assassinate an important target, and a powerful crime boss gives Jones an ultimatum - finish the job or his son dies - Jones has no choice but to accept. ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: family relations, parents and children, disorder, hitman, danger, master warrior, deadly, crimes, on the run, heroes, tough heroes, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, master warrior, crime, law enforcement, crimes, partners, deadly, legal, rivalry, righting the wronged, vigilantism ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 3.3
 707
The Purifiers (2004)
Genre: Action
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The story of martial arts clubs who have created their own city infrastructure after tiring of government initiatives. Responding to the greed and corruption creeping into the other clubs, headed by capitalist-wannabe Moses, The Purifiers battle to ...
Style: captivating, exciting, suspense, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, martial arts, fighting crime, crimes, rivalry, vengeance, leadership, tough heroes, gangsters, society, vigilantism, danger ...
Time: future
Place: england, scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
No Retreat, No Surrender 2 (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Action
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In this sequel, Scott Wylde, an American kickboxer, must go to Cambodia to rescue his Vietnamese girlfriend from Russian and Vietnamese troops.
Style: stylized, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, jungle, kidnapping, heroes, master warrior, kung fu, vengeance, danger, graphic violence, daring rescue, rivalry, confined ...
Time: 80s
Place: cambodia, asia, thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Honor and Glory (1993)
Genre: Action
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: FBI agent Tracy Pride is on a mission to capture businessman Jason Slade, who is involved in extortion and murder. Teaming up with her is her sister Joyce, a news reporter; Dragon, Tracy's partner in Hong Kong, and Jake, a bodyguard who worked ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: martial arts, dishonesty, siblings relations, working undercover, tough heroes, heroes, undercover, espionage, journalism, special agents, rivalry, danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Shadow Boxer (1974)
Genre: Action
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Chen Wo-Fu plays construction worker Ku Ting, whose skill at "tai chi" (shadow boxing) is as great as his pacifism. But when his girlfriend is raped by vicious gangsters, he shows everyone the true power and beauty of tai chi.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, vigilantism, vengeance, forced into action, tough heroes, heroes, crimes, rivalry, gangsters, graphic violence, one man army, master warrior ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Brotherhood of Blades (2014)
Genre: Action
Country: China
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In the late Ming Dynasty, three close friends who serve as Jinyiwei guards are dispatched to hunt down Wei Zhongxian, a eunuch politician who had been forced to resign from his influential post and exiled from Beijing. The Jinyiwei brothers return ...
Style: exciting, rough, stylized, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, fall in love, heroes, society, political intrigue, political conspiracy, political unrest, rivalry, martial arts, brother brother relationship, friendship, conspiracy ...
Time: 17th century, 16th century
Place: china, asia, ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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