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China O'Brien (1990)
 5.1
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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, heroes, murder, crimes, graphic violence, parents and children, interracial relations, injustice, vengeance, rivalry, society, drug dealing, opposites attract, law enforcement, fighting crime, city life, innocence lost, homecoming, tough law enforcer, dealing with death, fight, kung fu, police, violence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: china

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Most similar movies to China O'Brien

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and rough films with plots about crimes, martial arts, rivalry, heroes, deadly, graphic violence and law enforcement mostly in Action, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like China O'Brien: Rage and Honor (1992), Outside the Law (2002), Above the Law (1986), Tiger Claws (1991), Honor and Glory (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, good versus evil, graphic violence, false accusation, police corruption, strong sexual content, drug abuse, murder, frame up, righting the wronged, gangsters, witnessing a crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia
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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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, vengeance, working undercover, secret agents, undercover, murder, hitman, crimes, heroes, starting over, government agency, female agent ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, colombia, florida
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100%
Above the Law (1986)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 85 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: serious, realistic, exciting, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, heroes, police officer, female martial artist, legal, crimes, law enforcement, rivalry, partners, righting the wronged, vigilantism ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: violence, female protagonist, kung fu, drug dealer, martial arts, kickboxing, fight, taekwondo
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: exciting, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, martial arts, crimes, murder, police detective, tough heroes, rivalry, law enforcement, master warrior, master criminal, police investigation, one woman army ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
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47%
Honor and Glory (1992)
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: realistic, serious
Plot: martial arts, tough heroes, working undercover, siblings relations, dishonesty, adventure, law enforcement, espionage, crimes, special agents, undercover, heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, martial arts, heroic bloodshed, fistfight, fight, kung fu master, graphic violence, rebellion, special agents, good versus evil, escapades, chase ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia
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43%
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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, exciting, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, undercover, martial arts, rivalry, crimes, injustice, law enforcement, dishonesty, criminal heroes, working undercover, tough heroes, police detective ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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: realistic, serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, working undercover, vengeance, rivalry, heroes, ambition, contests and competitions, crimes, master warrior, law enforcement, graphic violence, undercover ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: miami, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.6
 422
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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, drug dealing, murder, martial arts, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, police investigation, life is a bitch, society, investigation, rivalry, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
In the Line of Duty III: Force of the Dragon (1988)
Genre: Action
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 90 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, serious, realistic, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, graphic violence, tough law enforcer, heroes, crime gone awry, partners, criminal's revenge, track down, rivalry, law enforcement, crimes, terrorism ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, murder, hitman, marine, racism, vengeance, city life, graphic violence, tough heroes, battles, gangsters, heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.5
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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: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: swat team, murder, vigilantism, psychopath, heroes, serial killer, vengeance, mental illness, death row, wrongfully committed, injustice, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, master warrior, fight, haunted by the past, redemption, moral dilemma, ambition, rivalry, crimes, tough guy, martial arts, martial arts training ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: exciting, serious, realistic, bleak, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, pittsburgh
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38%
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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 ...
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Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: realistic, serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 70s
Place: asia, japan, tokyo
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37%
 4.4
 302
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: realistic, serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, kickboxing, tough heroes, criminal heroes, betrayal, crimes, contests and competitions, master warrior, rivalry, ambition, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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S.W.A.T. (2019)
Genre: Action
Country: China
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The story centers on the Chinese Special Police Unit, from their hard training to their first mission.
Style: suspense, serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: exciting, realistic, serious, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
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36%
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, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
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36%
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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 ...
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36%
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Blackbelt (1992)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 85 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: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
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Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
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35%
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Genre: Action, Crime
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 96 min.
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Style: exciting, serious, realistic, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
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35%
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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, suspenseful ...
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35%
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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: realistic, serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: graphic violence, gangsters, heroes, crimes, one man army, master warrior, rivalry, tough heroes, forced into action, vigilantism, martial arts, vengeance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.5
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Hard Justice (1995)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When A.T.F. agent Nick Adams (David Bradley) goes undercover in a prison to unravel the mystery of a fellow agents death there. Warden Pike (Charles Napier) and his pet goons are involved in all kinds of corrupt activities; dope dealing and gun ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Shaolin Temple (1976)
Genre: Action
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 126 min.
Story: There is no place more hallowed in the martial art world than China's Shaolin Temple. This special place deserves a special epic, which is what the martial arts maestro delivers in this battle between a brave brand of Chinese boxers and ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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City of Fear (2000)
Genre: Action
Country: Canada, UK, Bulgaria, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When reporter Steve Roberts acts on a call from his good friend, Charlie, urging him to report on a hot scientific story in Bulgaria, he ends up in a world of disappearance, death and deception.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: amateur detective, vengeance, murder, crimes, gangsters, journalism, rivalry, intrigue, dishonesty, drug dealing, organized crime, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: bulgaria
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