Movies like The Killer 1989

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The Killer (1989)
 7.8
 48K
The Killer (1989)
Original name: 喋血雙雄
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 chooses to retire after one last job to pay for his unintended victim's sight-restoring operation. But when Jeffrey is double-crossed, he reluctantly joins forces with a rogue policeman to make things right.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, emotional, realistic, atmospheric, intense, harsh, suspense, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, friendship, redemption, mob boss, one last job, crimes, accident, moral dilemma, going straight, law enforcement, innocence, on the run, partners, hopes, unlikely partners, chase, blindness and impaired vision, assassin, singer, police, tragic love, friends, love and romance, sacrifice, strong violent content ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, asia

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Most similar movies to The Killer

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and exciting films with plots about crimes, gangsters, violence, blood, brutality, gun and rivalry mostly in Action, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Killer: Hard Boiled (1992), A Better Tomorrow II (1987), A Better Tomorrow (1986), Leon: The Professional (1994), City on Fire (1987). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: stylized, realistic, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, friendship, arms dealer, loss of partner, massacre, smuggling, mafia, mexican standoff, heroes, undercover, arms smuggling, fighting crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A Better Tomorrow II (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A restaurant owner his ex-con brother and a policeman team up to avenge the murder of his old friends daughter by the Triad.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, gangsters, hospital, restaurant, gang war, crimes, master criminal, rivalry, criminal's revenge, law enforcement, investigation, police investigation ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, hong kong, usa, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: stylized, exciting, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, friendship, vengeance, gangsters, forgery, prison, police officer, revenge, crimes, police investigation, law enforcement, criminal heroes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: hong kong, asia, taiwan, taipei, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Leon: The Professional (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Leon, the top hit man in New York, has earned a rep as an effective "cleaner". But when his next-door neighbors are wiped out by a loose-cannon DEA agent, he becomes the unwilling custodian of 12-year-old Mathilda. Before long, ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, neo noir, serious, touching ...
Plot: hitman, mentor, loneliness, life philosophy, sniper, friendship, loner, killings, dark hero, lone wolves, murder, protector ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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 7.0
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City on Fire (1987)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Ko Chow is an undercover cop who is under pressure from all sides. His boss, Inspector Lau, wants him to infiltrate a gang of ruthless jewel thieves; in order to do this he must obtain some handguns; his girlfriend wants him to commit to marriage or ...
Style: tense, captivating, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mexican standoff, police detective, friendship, gangsters, undercover, betrayal, gang, undercover cop, disorder, dedication event, tough heroes, strong violent content ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, asia, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, tense, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, working undercover, double life, organized crime, betrayal, mind game, mob boss, psychologist, mole, tragic event, crimes, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Rich and Famous 2 (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 97 min.
Story: After being released from prison, Tang Kat-Yung exacts revenge on Li Ah Chai, in this sequel to Rich and Famous.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, tense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, betrayal, graphic violence, vengeance, friendship, siblings relations, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, ambition, hopes, rivalry, tragic hero ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
New Police Story (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Sent into a drunken tailspin when his entire unit is killed by a gang of thrill-seeking punks, disgraced Hong Kong police inspector Wing (Jackie Chan) needs help from his new rookie partner, with a troubled past of his own, to climb out of the ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, hostage, gang, redemption, partner, crimes, revenge, rivalry, police, haunted by the past, birthday, dark past ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: hong kong, china, asia, tokyo, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.4
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John Wick (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, China
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Ex-hitman John Wick comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that took everything from him.
Style: stylized, exciting, rough, serious, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, one man army, vengeance, lone hero, tough guy, vigilante, gunfight, dark hero, chase, gangsters, criminal's revenge, crime boss ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Prison on Fire (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Ching and Yiu and problems they face with Mickey, a fellow inmate and "Assassin", a prison guard. Yiu is sentenced to three years for manslaughter. In a fight for his father, he pushed a man and was run over by a bus. Ching was sent to ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: favoritism, prison, escape, injustice, friends, survival, confined, life is a bitch, unlikely criminals, crimes, gangsters, criminal heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Replacement Killers (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Hired assassin John Lee is asked by Chinatown crime boss Terence Wei to murder the young son of policeman Stan Zedkov. Lee has the boy in his sights, but his conscience gets the better of him, and he spares the child's life. Afraid that Wei ...
Style: exciting, stylized, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, vengeance, chase, police detective, on the run, attempted murder, police raid, revenge, crimes, criminal's revenge, gangsters, replacement ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: china, los angeles, hong kong, asia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.3
 439
City War (1988)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Two cops--both partners and best friends--find their friendship and their lives at stake when they try to take down a ruthless drug dealer.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, friendship, vengeance, friends, hitman, criminal heroes, partners, gangsters, buddies, crimes, law enforcement, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, exciting, suspenseful, harsh, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, dark hero, police detective, rivalry, criminal heroes, crimes, law enforcement, fall in love, uninhibited rivalry, love triangle, violence, killer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, japan, asia, singapore, malaysia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.7
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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: stylized, humorous, exciting, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: chase, martial arts, betrayal, friendship, cons and scams, vengeance, gangsters, heist, friends, disorder, one last job, love triangle ...
Time: 90s, year 1988
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Rich and Famous (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: To pay off his debt as a gambler, a man drags his sister and step-brother into a life of crime and a violent war between rival gang lords.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: wedding, betrayal, gang, gangsters, friendship, gambling, rich and poor, siblings relations, friends, godparent, hitman, graphic violence ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Assassination Games (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Hong Kong, Romania
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Brazil is a contract killer, willing to take any job if the price is right. Flint left the assassin game when a ruthless drug dealer’s brutal attack left his wife in a coma. When a contract is put out on the same coldblooded drug dealer, both ...
Style: exciting, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kickboxing, hitman, crimes, sniper, assassination, karate, fight, crime boss, vengeance, partners, killer, drug cartel ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ukraine, bucharest, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Bullet in the Head (1990)
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: realistic, bleak, serious, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: vietnam war, friendship, betrayal, murder, pow, vengeance, war, gang, survival, strong violent content, character on the edge, buddies ...
Time: 20th century
Place: vietnam, hong kong, asia, saigon
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Bangkok Dangerous (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Czech Republic, Thailand
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When carrying out a hit, assassin Joe (Cage) always makes use of the knowledge of the local population. On arriving in Bangkok, Joe meets street kid Kong and he becomes his primary aide. But when Kong is nearly killed, he asks Joe to train him up in ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, intense, stylized, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: hitman, assassination, betrayal, crimes, redemption, criminal heroes, lone wolves, assassin, organized crime, death, murder, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: asia, thailand, bangkok thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Movie in collections
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Dog Bite Dog (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, Japan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A young Cambodian man who has been trained to fight for money in his country is hired to kill someone in Hong Kong. He performs the hit and then flees from Hong Kong police, who are wrestling with internal problems of a model cop and his son, who is ...
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, tense, exciting, suspense ...
Plot: chase, martial arts, on the run, crimes, law enforcement, vengeance, hitman, life is a bitch, good versus evil, violence, tragic villain, brutality ...
Time: contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Code of Silence (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A Chicago cop is caught in a middle of a gang war while his own comrades shun him because he wants to take an irresponsible cop down.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, martial arts, chase, police, mafia, fight, gangsters, revenge, heroes, rescue, police chase, torture ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, texas, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.6
 17K
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: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, murder, gang, on the run, friendship, crime gone awry, crimes, buddies, law enforcement, gangsters, traffic jam, ghetto ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, cuba, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.7
 583
Run and Kill (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A man (Fatty) returns home to find his wife with another man. He goes to a bar and begins to drink, waking up the next day to find that he owes a mafioso money for killing his wife. Not wanting to pay the money, he enlists a malitia organization ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, murder, psychopath, tough heroes, gangsters, criminal's revenge, life is a bitch, lone wolves, gang, police investigation, crimes, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.4
 4K
Renegades (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Buster McHenry (Sutherland) is as an undercover agent for the police. His mission involves him in a robbery. Buster gets shot but Hank Storm (Phillips), an Indian, helps Buster. Since Hank wants a spear in the possession of the criminals that Buster ...
Style: serious, rough, suspense, intense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: police corruption, gangsters, law enforcement, undercover, heist, vengeance, partners against crime, reluctant partners, crimes, working undercover, dishonesty, undercover cop ...
Time: 80s
Place: philadelphia, canada, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 5.8
 30K
Hard to Kill (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Mason Storm, a 'go it alone' cop, is gunned down at home. The intruders kill his wife, and think they've killed both Mason and his son too. Mason is secretly taken to a hospital where he spends several years in a coma. His son ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: martial arts, hospital, coma, murder, vengeance, corrupt official, intrigue, against the odds, law enforcement, crimes, chase, gangsters ...
Time: 80s, year 1990, year 1983, 90s
Place: los angeles, chicago illinois, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.0
 47K
A Man Apart (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: When Vetter's wife is killed in a botched hit organized by Diablo, he seeks revenge against those responsible. But in the process, Vetter and Hicks have to fight their way up the chain to get to Diablo but it's easier said than done when ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone hero, vengeance, crimes, drug cartel, graphic violence, police officer, cocaine, machismo, vigilantism, organized crime, heroes, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, los angeles, usa, latin america, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
A Prayer for the Dying (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Jack Higgins' straightforward thriller about a guilt-ridden IRA bomber forced into "one last job"
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Plot: on the run, redemption, gangsters, haunted by the past, crimes, going straight, clergy, terrorism, crime boss, ex soldier, one last job, bomber ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Marked for Death (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Just retired from the Drug Enforcement Agency, John Hatcher returns to his hometown and quickly discovers that drugs have infiltrated his old neighborhood. Determined to drive the dealers out, Hatcher crosses paths with a ferocious Jamaican drug ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone hero, martial arts, gangsters, drug dealing, murder, vengeance, crimes, aikido, family, against the odds, rivalry, vigilante ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, colombia, west indies, jamaica ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.6
 35K
New Jack City (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A gangster, Nino, is in the Cash Money Brothers, making a million dollars every week selling crack. A cop, Scotty, discovers that the only way to infiltrate the gang is to become a dealer himself.
Style: serious, captivating, tense, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang war, gangsters, gang, chase, urban ghetto, friendship, drug dealing, betrayal, crimes, addiction, rise and fall, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: harlem, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, turkey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.4
 5K
The Defender (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A corrupt businessman commits a murder and the only witness is the girlfriend of another businessman with close connections to the Chinese government, so a bodyguard from Beijing is dispatched to help two Hong Kong cops protect the witness.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, surprise ending, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bodyguard, chase, hitman, gangsters, assassination attempt, woman in danger, martial arts, murder, assassin, witness, police, chinese army ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, china, asia, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.5
 390K
Collateral (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Cab driver Max picks up a man who offers him $600 to drive him around. But the promise of easy money sours when Max realizes his fare is an assassin.
Style: tense, twists and turns, suspenseful, neo noir, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, hostage, taxi driver, killings, organized crime, merciless, crimes, victim, murderer, accident, one man army, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%