Movies like Breaking News

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Breaking News (2004)
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Breaking News (2004)
Original name: 大事件
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When an ambulatory TV news unit live broadcasts the embarrassing defeat of a police battalion by five bank robbers in a ballistic showdown, the credibility of the police force drops to a nadir. While on a separate investigation in a run-down building, detective Cheung discovers the hideout of the robbers. Cheung and his men have also entered the building, getting ready to take their foes out any minute. Meanwhile, in order to beat the media at its own game, Inspector Rebecca decides to turn the stakeout into a breaking news show.
Style: exciting, rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: media, police, hostage, chase, on the run, police investigation, gang, master criminal, journalism, rivalry, siege, law enforcement, criminal's revenge, crimes, bully, tough law enforcer, empire, car chase, hostage situation, gunfight, heist, bank, confined, partners, crime gone awry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century

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Most similar movies to Breaking News

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, realistic, serious and exciting films with plots about crimes, law enforcement, rivalry, chases and races, tough law enforcer, master criminal and dishonesty mostly in Action, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like Breaking News: Invisible Target (2007), Newsmakers (2009), Gone in 60 Seconds (1974), Turning Point (2009), Cop on a Mission (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, vigilantism, partners against crime, chase, hostage, car chase, heist, criminal heroes, gang, fighting crime, rivalry, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
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100%
Tactical Unit - Comrades in Arms (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Two tactical unit leaders are forced to put aside their differences to help catch a group of robbers.
Style: serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: crimes, rivalry, on the run, partners, police investigation, master criminal, tough law enforcer, gang, law enforcement, track down, heist, burglar ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 5.8
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Newsmakers (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Russia, Sweden
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A gang of crooks robbing cash collectors, run into a police surveillance team and the inadequate police response results in a gunfight. A TV crew on assignment in the area happens to capture this humiliation on camera, and this example of police ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manipulation, dishonesty, gang, tv show, track down, rivalry, journalism, law enforcement, criminal's revenge, crimes, media, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Gone in 60 Seconds (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Insurance investigator Maindrian Pace and his team lead double-lives as unstoppable car thieves. When a South American drug lord pays Pace to steal 48 cars for him, all but one, a 1973 Ford Mustang, are in the bag. As Pace prepares to rip-off the ...
Style: exciting, suspense, intense, road movie, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: car chase, car thief, heist, car, police, chase, police investigation, race against time, law enforcement, rivalry, dishonesty, criminal heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 5.9
 430
Turning Point (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Laughing (MICHAEL TSE) is formally a police undercover. However due to a drug trafficking case, Inspector Pan (FELIX WONG) is hot on his trails. Before Laughing becomes a police undercover, he works under triad leader Yi (ANTHONY WONG). Yi treats ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: working undercover, car chase, rivalry, hidden identity, police investigation, fighting crime, espionage, secret agents, fall in love, police corruption, love affair, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Cop on a Mission (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Mike, a cop who is becoming increasingly frustrated with his tiresome job with little benefits, whilst the criminals live a life of luxury. He is offered a undercover job to infiltrate a Triad gang led by Boss Tin. Mike slowly becomes engrossed in ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, undercover, law enforcement, police investigation, crimes, disorder, heist, dishonesty, gangsters, partners, gang, partners against crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
L.A.P.D.: To Protect and to Serve (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: LA's finest have crossed the line between Cop and Criminal...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, undercover, crimes, fighting crime, gang, heist, partners, police investigation, dishonesty, partners against crime, law enforcement, master criminal ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Motorway (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two police pursuit drivers, a hothead rookie and his long-suffering, almost-retired mentor, face off against an escape car driver from the latter's past.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, police investigation, law enforcement, police detective, crimes, uninhibited rivalry, law enforcer killer, heist, police chase, car, police shootout, gunfight ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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44 Minutes: The North Hollywood Shoot-Out (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After a failed bank robbery, two heavily armed men hold the Los Angeles Police Department at bay for 44 minutes.
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, hostage, swat team, police investigation, criminal heroes, crime gone awry, chase, confined, bank, murder, bank robbery, robbery ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.0
 98
Consignment (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Consignment is the authentic and brutal story of an East Coast drug dealer forced to flee to California only to realize state lines don't erase past sins.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, gangsters, going straight, on the run, starting over, police investigation, gang, dishonesty, crimes, rivalry, buddies, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 4.0
 840
Ready 2 Die (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: After a violent bank robbery, the trio of hoods make their way across East L.A. carrying a blood-soaked bag of money. When word gets out, they must fend off gangs and crooked cops alike as they strive to keep the loot and stay alive.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, gang, murder, dishonesty, heist, disorder, criminal's revenge, on the run, crime gone awry, crimes, criminal heroes, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.5
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The Sniper (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A police sniper teams up with a hot-headed rookie to take down his former friend and teammate, who is exacting revenge on the police force.
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, psychological, tense ...
Plot: sniper, track down, vengeance, disagreement, rivalry, crimes, law enforcement, partners, chase, moral dilemma, murder, police ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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PTU (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Over the course of one night, a team of cops frantically search for their colleague's missing gun.
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, neo noir
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, police detective, goofy hero, investigation, rivalry, partners against crime, track down, gang, murder, master criminal, tough law enforcer, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Firestorm (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A crew of seasoned criminals led by the notorious Nam, armed with high-powered weapons, pulls off another smooth and violent armored car heist in broad daylight in a crowded street. Whoever tries to get in their way, they will show no mercy. This ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, against the rules, police investigation, undercover, master criminal, gain trust, chase, law enforcement, rivalry, working undercover, tough law enforcer, heist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Last Man Standing (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A gang of bank robbers, led by the ultra-violent Snake Underwood, pull off a daring mid-day heist that leaves dozens of burning police cars and scores of innocent victims in its wake. Heading the investigation into the gang is the equally violent ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, bank, murder, friendship, vengeance, martial arts, partners against crime, gang, chase, police investigation, partners, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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, allegory ...
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 ⇓
53%
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 1K
Divergence (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A cop, a lawyer, and an assassin cross paths after the murder of a federal witness and the kidnapping of a famous pop star.
Style: neo noir, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police investigation, crimes, undercover, law enforcement, dishonesty, gangsters, partners, partners against crime, heroes, police corruption, hitman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 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, twists and turns, intense, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: chase, hostage, negotiation, car chase, revenge, violence, police investigation, gunfight, swat team, hitman, bank robbery, master criminal ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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: realistic, serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroic bloodshed, hostage, gangsters, chase, betrayal, graphic violence, crimes, rivalry, partners, criminal heroes, police investigation, confined ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.4
 6K
Riders (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, UK, Canada
Duration: 83 min.
Story: An entrepreneurial criminal, Slim (Dorff) is as smart as they come. Cocky and confident, he assembles a team of risk-taking rush-seekers to pull off a series of five bank heists, each time using a different extreme sport to make the getaway. ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, stylized, exciting
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: heist, car chase, chase, bank, police investigation, partners, crime gone awry, femme fatale, criminal's revenge, betrayal, law enforcement, master criminal ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Dhoom (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A gang of bikers headed by the cool-headed and arrogant Kabir is on a robbing spree in Mumbai. They rob establishments and then zip away on their superbikes. ACP Jai Dixit is the case in-charge and he recruits a bumbling bike mechanic and racer ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, motorcycle, obsessive quest, leadership, gang, criminal heroes, rivalry, criminal's revenge, law enforcement, chase, biker, motorcycle chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, india, goa india
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Bullets, Blood & a Fistful of Ca$h (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A hard boiled tale of bloody revenge that interweaves the stories of nine criminals. The story takes place in one day, on the eve of an all out syndicate war. Through a twisted series of events, the interweaving narratives are put on an ...
Style: rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious, bloody
Plot: rivalry, partners, police detective, vengeance, partners against crime, dishonesty, law enforcement, drug dealing, criminal heroes, gang, police investigation, empire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Dillinger and Capone (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In 1934, J. Edgar Hoover and the boys made headlines for mowing down John Dillinger in a hail of bullets outside Chicago's Biograph theater. But in fact, according to this Jon Purdy gangster thriller, the Feds iced Dillinger's brother. ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: gangsters, fighting crime, crimes, master criminal, heist, uninhibited rivalry, missing person, kidnapping, rivalry, folk hero, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Christmas Rush (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In the season of giving, the department took his badge. Criminals took his wife. Now, one cop is taking matters into his own hands
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, exciting, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: christmas, save the day, law enforcement, race against time, rivalry, partners, crimes, disorder, master criminal, crime gone awry, one man army, empire ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.5
 4K
Special ID (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: China
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A cop and his team of comrades go undercover in one of China's most ruthless underworld organizations to stop a gang leader, only to put themselves in great danger after being exposed one by one.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, police investigation, law enforcement, crimes, rivalry, gang, undercover, sniper, working undercover, tough law enforcer, taekwondo, mafia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.6
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The Hard Easy (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Two separate teams of jewel thieves, one low-rent and one upscale, both desperate, converge on the same score at the exact same time, and a simple job turns out very complicated and very bloody.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, unlikely criminals, criminal's revenge, gang, heist, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, crimes, master criminal, stock broker, gambling, compulsive gambler ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 4.9
 4K
Bullett Raja (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A common man who transforms into a gangster revolts against the very system he once obediently followed by declaring war on the police, the government, and the industrialists.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master criminal, vengeance, rivalry, criminal's revenge, rise to the top, chase, ambition, criminal heroes, crimes, gangsters, government official, police officer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.6
 777
Back to Back (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An ex-cop finds himself caught up in a battle between Japanese mobsters and local gangland thugs and discovers that he was framed for wrong-doings by a corrupt cop.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, twists and turns, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: buddy cop, yakuza, martial arts, fight, gunfight, mafia, robbery, hitman, gangsters, heroes, renegade, graphic violence ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Long Arm of the Law (1984)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An ultra-violent and ultra-gritty tale of desperate Chinese would-be jewel thieves hoping to make a quick, effortless score in Hong Kong. Naturally, things go afoul, and the gang must hide out until the heat dies down, besmirched with the blood of ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Plot: heroic bloodshed, gangsters, walled city, cons and scams, gambling, working undercover, chaos and mayhem, store, heist, crime gone awry, tough law enforcer, partners ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: hong kong, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.1
 224
The Tigers (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Cops find their careers and their lives in jeopardy when they spend a gangster's bribe money after releasing him from custody during a drug bust.
Style: neo noir, realistic, serious, psychological, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, martial arts, police corruption, tough law enforcer, drug dealing, gangsters, crimes, partners against crime, dishonesty, rivalry, partners, crime gone awry ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, asia, singapore
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%