Movies like Bullet in the Head

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Bullet in the Head (1990)
 7.5
 11K
Bullet in the Head (1990)
Original name: 喋血街頭
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 136 min.
Story: When three close friends escape from Hong Kong to war-time Saigon to start a criminal's life, they all go through a harrowing experience which totally shatters their lives and their friendship forever.
Style: suspense, bleak, realistic, tense, brutal, enigmatic, breathtaking, heartbreaking, neo noir, bloody ...
Plot: vietnam war, gangsters, heroic bloodshed, murder, friendship, betrayal, kung fu, drug addiction, war, survival, gang, revenge, violence, gunfight, brutality, chase, greed, martial arts, crimes, brothers, weapons, male nudity, tragedy, destiny, corruption ...
Time: 20th century
Place: vietnam, hong kong, china, asia, saigon

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and stylized films with plots about vengeance, violence, brutality, dialogue, runaway, mentor and crimes mostly in Action, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Bullet in the Head: Hard Boiled (1992), A Better Tomorrow (1986), The Killer (1989), The Man from Nowhere (2010), Dead Presidents (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.7
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Hard Boiled (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A cop who loses his partner in a shoot-out with gun smugglers goes on a mission to catch them. In order to get closer to the leaders of the ring he joins forces with an undercover cop who's working as a gangster hitman. They use all means of ...
Style: bloody, intense, suspense, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, gunfight, violence, violent, undercover, martial arts, mafia, partnership, heroic bloodshed, friendship, police, hospital ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, china, asia
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A Better Tomorrow (1986)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A reforming ex-gangster tries to reconcile with his estranged policeman brother, but the ties to his former gang are difficult to break.
Style: neo noir, bloody, stylized, gloomy, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friendship, police, organized crime, heroic bloodshed, mafia, criminal underworld, crime boss, hate, death of friend, betrayal, gunfight, crimes ...
Time: 80s, future, 70s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, china, california, tokyo, asia ...
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 7.8
 49K
The Killer (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Mob assassin Jeffrey is no ordinary hired gun; the best in his business, he views his chosen profession as a calling rather than simply a job. So, when beautiful nightclub chanteuse Jennie is blinded in the crossfire of his most recent hit, Jeffrey ...
Style: intense, exciting, bloody, atmospheric, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, crimes, friendship, gangsters, redemption, one last job, gunfight, organized crime, heroic bloodshed, revenge, assassin, mob boss ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: hong kong, china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Man from Nowhere (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 119 min.
Story: His only friend called him 'the man from nowhere'... Taesik, a former special agent becomes a loner after losing his wife in a miserable accident and lives a bitter life running a pawnshop. He only has a few customers and a friend named ...
Style: suspense, serious, tense, brutal, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: revenge, martial arts, crimes, one man army, lone hero, kidnapping, rivalry, drugs, master warrior, heroes, drug lord, violent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, seoul, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Dead Presidents (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Depicts a heist of old bills, retired from circulation and destined by the government to be "money to burn". However, more broadly, it addresses the issues of Black Americans' involvement in the Vietnam War and their subsequent ...
Style: realistic, suspense, disturbing, intense, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: heist, vietnam war, crimes, redemption, gangsters, robbery, violence, brutality, gang, violent, justice, mercy killing ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, bronx new york city, new york, asia, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Infernal Affairs (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Chan Wing Yan, a young police officer, has been sent undercover as a mole in the local mafia. Lau Kin Ming, a young mafia member, infiltrates the police force. Years later, their older counterparts, Chen Wing Yan and Inspector Lau Kin Ming, ...
Style: psychological, suspense, suspenseful, tense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: future, contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: hong kong, china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Red Cliff Part II (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: China, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: The battle of Red Cliff continues and the alliance between Xu and East Wu is fracturing. With Cao Cao's massive forces on their doorstep, will the kingdoms of Xu and East Wu survive?
Style: epic, stylized, scenic, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, martial arts, soldier, master warrior, chinese history, battles, chinese, historical event, military, life is a bitch, historical character, leadership ...
Place: china, ancient china, hong kong, england, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.3
 47K
Red Cliff (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: China, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: In 208 A.D., in the final days of the Han Dynasty, shrewd Prime Minster Cao convinced the fickle Emperor Han the only way to unite all of China was to declare war on the kingdoms of Xu in the west and East Wu in the south. Thus began a military ...
Style: epic, realistic, brutal, intense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, battles, martial arts, kung fu, strategy, historical event, violent, fight, visceral, revenge, ethnic conflict, assassination ...
Place: china, ancient china, rome italy, hong kong, asia
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 6.7
 7K
Once a Thief (1991)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 108 min.
Story: John Woo directs this action-packed comedy that stars Chow Yun-Fat, Leslie Cheung and Cherie Chung as a trio of art thieves who grew up together as orphans under the tutelage of a cruel crime boss named Chow (Kenneth Tsang). Although Red Bean ...
Style: suspense, humorous, stylized, sweet, visually appealing ...
Plot: martial arts, heist, kung fu, chase, art thief, friendship, betrayal, violence, gunfight, art, brutality, vengeance ...
Time: 90s, year 1988
Place: hong kong, british columbia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.9
 27K
The Big Boss (1971)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Chen is a city boy who moves with his cousins to work at an ice factory. He does this with a family promise never to get involved in any fight. However, when members of his family begin disappearing after meeting the management of the factory, the ...
Style: stylized, brutal, harsh, sexy, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, smuggling, factory, master warrior, fight, brutality, revenge, drugs, gang, fight scenes, drug smuggling ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: china, thailand, tokyo, hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Fulltime Killer (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Professional assassin O has resided in an isolated world of killing and loneliness. But his life begins to change once he meets the innocent Chin; hired to clean O's apartment. However, soon the flamboyent and reckless Tok enters Chin's ...
Style: tense, atmospheric, harsh, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, crimes, dark hero, gunfight, police detective, rivalry, fall in love, criminal heroes, law enforcement, uninhibited rivalry, love triangle, kung fu ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, hong kong, china, asia, macau ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
A Bittersweet Life (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Kim Sun-woo is an enforcer and manager for a hotel owned by a cold, calculative crime boss, Kang who assigns Sun-Woo to a simple errand while he is away on a business trip; to shadow his young mistress, Heesoo, for fear that she may be cheating on ...
Style: suspense, bleak, psychological, atmospheric, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Casualties of War (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: During the Vietnam War, a soldier finds himself the outsider of his own squad when they unnecessarily kidnap a female villager. Based on the actual events of an incident on Hill 192 in November, 1966.
Style: rough, disturbing, emotional, realistic, intense ...
Audience: girls' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Who'll Stop the Rain (1978)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: John, a disillusioned Vietnam War journalist, turns to heroin smuggling. He cons Ray, an equally burnt out veteran into delivering the drugs stateside to his wife. Everything soon falls apart and Ray ends up on the run with John's wife trying ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, serious, neo noir ...
Plot: vietnam war, chase, heroin, crimes, on the run, drug trade, greed, police corruption, homecoming, law enforcement, journalism, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.7
 26K
Hamburger Hill (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The men of Bravo Company are facing a battle that's all uphill… up Hamburger Hill. Fourteen war-weary soldiers are battling for a mud-covered mound of earth so named because it chews up soldiers like chopped meat. They are fighting for their ...
Style: realistic, political, disturbing, bloody, intense ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.7
 7K
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, visually appealing ...
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 ⇓
44%
Rolling Thunder (1977)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A Vietnam veteran, Charles Rane, returns home after years in a POW camp and is treated as a hero. When thugs invade his home to steal the silver coins he received for his service, they mangle his hand and leave him and his family for dead. Rane ...
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Time: 70s, 80s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Tiger Cage (1988)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
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Story: Something fishy is going on in the anti-Drug Trafficking Unit of the HK Police, and only a few honest cops know that the corruption goes all the way to the top. However, they must prove their case quickly, and by unconventional means, after they are ...
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A Better Tomorrow II (1987)
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Duration: 105 min.
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Story: Deep in the heart of Jakarta's slums lies an impenetrable safe house for the world's most dangerous killers and gangsters. Until now, the run-down apartment block has been considered untouchable to even the bravest of police. Cloaked under ...
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Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 7.2
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Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller, War
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Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Style: serious, realistic, tense, exciting, rough ...
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42%
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Style: intense, suspense, tense, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.0
 38K
The Protector (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Thailand, USA, Hong Kong, France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In Bangkok, the young Kham was raised by his father in the jungle with elephants as members of their family. When his old elephant and the baby Kern are stolen by criminals, Kham finds that the animals were sent to Sidney. He travels to Australia, ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.2
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Off Limits (1988)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: McGriff and Albaby are probably doing the worst law enforcement job in the world - they are plain clothes U.S. military policemen on duty in war-time Saigon. However, their job becomes even harder when they start investigating the serial killings of ...
Style: suspenseful, sexy, neo noir, stylized, visually appealing ...
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Time: 60s, 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.1
 12K
Violent Cop (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Detective Azuma is a Dirty-Harry style rogue cop who often uses violence and unethical methods to get results.
Style: bloody, neo noir, bleak, brutal, absurd ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, police corruption, violence, hitman, drug dealer, yakuza, crimes, mafia, gangsters, vigilante, corrupt cop, crime boss ...
Time: 80s
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.0
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Dragon (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A sinful martial arts expert wants to start a new tranquil life, only to be hunted by a determined detective and his former master.
Style: stylized, melancholic, enigmatic, thought provoking, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 20th century, 1910s, year 1917
Place: china, hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.7
 365K
Man on Fire (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Switzerland, UK, USA, Mexico
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Jaded ex-CIA operative John Creasy reluctantly accepts a job as the bodyguard for a 10-year-old girl in Mexico City. They clash at first, but eventually bond, and when she's kidnapped he's consumed by fury and will stop at nothing to save ...
Style: tense, suspense, emotional, brutal, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.6
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Judgment Night (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: While racing to a boxing match, Frank, Mike, John and Rey get more than they bargained for. A wrong turn lands them directly in the path of Fallon, a vicious, wise-cracking drug lord. After accidentally witnessing Fallon murder a disloyal henchman, ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, exciting, harsh, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%