Movies like God of Gamblers

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God of Gamblers (1989)
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God of Gamblers (1989)
Original name: 賭神
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Chow Yun-Fat plays Ko Chun, an extremely talented and well known gambler. On the eve of a big confrontation with a famous Singaporean gambler, Ko walks into a trap set by Knife, an avid but a so-so gambler (Andy Lau), meant for an Indian servant. Struck on the head, Ko suffers from amnesia and regresses to a child-like state. Knife takes care of Ko and begins to exploit Ko's gambling talents.
Style: realistic, exciting, semi serious, humorous, stylized, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, poker, card playing, memory loss, martial arts, crimes, betrayal, comeback, bodyguard, death, brutality, traitor, amnesia, gambler, bloodbath, gunfight, cons and scams, gangsters, murder, misfit, master warrior, vengeance, rivalry, mentally challenged, ambition ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, asia, san francisco, tokyo

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Most similar movies to God of Gamblers

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, exciting, suspenseful and semi serious films with plots about crimes, rivalry, martial arts, violence, heroes, blood and gun mostly in Action, Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like God of Gamblers: City Hunter (1993), From Vegas to Macau (2014), Rich and Famous (1987), Rich and Famous 2 (1987), My Wife Is a Gangster 3 (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Return of the God of Gamblers (1994)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Chow returns to play Ko Chun, a skilled gambler who now lives in retirement in France. Wu Xingguo plays an evil gangster who forces Ko out of retirement by killing his pregnant wife. Ko is forced to team up with a variety of other people to win out ...
Style: exciting, realistic, semi serious, suspenseful, humorous ...
Plot: gambling, farce, graphic violence, vengeance, murder, martial arts, pregnancy, uninhibited rivalry, disorder, unlikely partners, criminal's revenge, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: china, france, taiwan, asia, europe
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100%
God of Gamblers II (1990)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Wong Jing's sequel to All for the Winner and spin-off to God of Gamblers finds Chow Sing Cho looking up to Michael "Dagger" Chan in order to become Ko Chun's next disciple, but the two must put aside their differences when they ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, humorous
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, farce, graphic violence, martial arts, murder, vengeance, ambition, rivalry, betrayal, supernatural, supernatural ability, criminal heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.3
 11K
City Hunter (1993)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: Hong Kong, Japan
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Extremely silly comedy about a self-indulgent private investigator who winds up on a cruise ship full of rich patrons, gorgeous women, murderous terrorists, and scarce food.
Style: semi serious, realistic, parody, exciting, humorous ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: hostage, martial arts, womanizer, terrorist, cruise, one man army, private detective, heroes, hijacking, ship, agent, one against many ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
From Vegas to Macau (2014)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The world renowned “Invincible Hand” Ken could identify not only mahjong tiles, but also cards with his fingers which had made him a legend. Upon his retirement as the Chief Security Consultant in Las Vegas, Ken returned to his hometown Macau, ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, captivating, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, cons and scams, crimes, casino, rivalry, dishonesty, illusion, gambler, undercover, friendship, graphic violence, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, nevada, macau
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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 ⇓
43%
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 ⇓
37%
My Wife Is a Gangster 3 (2006)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, China, South Korea
Duration: 115 min.
Story: When Aryong, the daughter of a triad boss from Hong Kong is accused of killing the boss of a competing triad, she is goes into hiding in Korea. Upon arriving, she is guided by a nimble but loyal Gi-chul and his motley crew, who are assigned to ...
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, exciting, stylized, humorous ...
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, crimes, vengeance, rivalry, chase, murder, heroes, master warrior, woman in danger, uninhibited rivalry, assassination ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hong kong, asia, korea, seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.4
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The Last Blood (1990)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Tam is Lui Tai, an Interpol agent assigned to protect a famous religious leader, the Daka Lama, who's targeted for death by the militant Japanese terrorist group, the Red Army. Lui Tai hooks up with the Daka Lama in Singapore, but a Red Army ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, hospital, airport, chase, gangsters, assassination, master criminal, crimes, clergy, undercover, heroes, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
Place: singapore, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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: 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 ⇓
28%
 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: 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 ⇓
26%
 6.6
 2K
Yes, Madam! (1985)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Asprin (Mang Hoi) and Strepsil (John Shum), two petty thieves who inadvertently become involved in a murder case when they steal items belonging to a murdered man. The man had hidden an important microfilm in his passport, which the thieves pass ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, stylized, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, female martial artist, police investigation, gangsters, police detective, espionage, police corruption, fish out of water, undercover, master criminal, fighting crime, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, asia, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.8
 48K
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: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, friendship, redemption, one last job, mob boss, crimes, moral dilemma, accident, going straight, innocence, partners, on the run ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
A Hero Never Dies (1998)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Jack and Martin are members of rival Chinese triads in the middle of a gang war. Both of their gang leaders like to get advice from a fortune teller living in Thailand. On one such trip, Martin's gang ambushes Jack's at a Thai hotel. There ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, prostitute, friends, hitman, battles, rivalry, police investigation, partners, crimes, law enforcement, leadership, gang ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, asia, thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
A Hearty Response (1986)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 89 min.
Story: During their last (botched) operation, Hong Kong cops Chow Yun-Fat and Lui Fong accidentally cause the slight head injury of a pretty young woman. Because she has entered the country illegally, and has no other place to live, she pretends that she ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Plot: tragic love, kidnapping, couple relations, vengeance, memory loss, unfulfilled love, gambling, love affair, frame up, couples, immigrants, master criminal ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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 4K
High Risk (1995)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 101 min.
Story: After failing to save his wife from 'The Doctor', Kit Li is working as a bodyguard and secret stunt double for the cowardly martial arts film star Frankie Lane. Frankie attends an exhibition of the crown jewels of Russia at a Hong Kong ...
Style: exciting, realistic, humorous, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: hostage, martial arts, skyscraper, heroes, daring rescue, terrorism, race against time, crimes, showbiz, police officer, one against many, one man army ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Tiger on Beat (1988)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A seasoned cop and his rookie partner are a pair of mismatched partners in this Hong Kong action-comedy in the style of 'Lethal Weapon'. The wacky twosome are up in arms as they try to solve the murder of a heroin trafficker.
Style: realistic, semi serious, rough, humorous, suspenseful
Plot: martial arts, friends, battles, disorder, rivalry, buddies, odd couple, crimes, law enforcement, partners, nothing goes right, drug dealing ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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 ⇓
23%
Iron Fingers of Death (1982)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Two princes are seperated by birth. One is raised by the Prime Minister. The other is raised by three mad Shaolin Monks. They both learn kung-fu. When they are 23, they meet and combine there forces to defeat the evil 9th Prince.
Style: semi serious, realistic, exciting, tense, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, mortal combat, forceful separation, escapades, heroes, master villain, rivalry, master warrior, one man army, good versus evil, graphic violence, vengeance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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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 ⇓
23%
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Shatter (1974)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: UK, Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Shatter, an international contract killer, has been assigned to assassinate the President of a small African country and collect his fee from a bank in the Far East. On arrival in Hong Kong his life is threatened and when the bank denies all ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, hitman, master warrior, assassination, vengeance, wrongfully committed, siblings relations, working undercover, battle zone, secret agents, crimes, gangsters ...
Time: 70s
Place: hong kong, china, europe, asia, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Legacy of Rage (1986)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Brandon plays Brandon Ma, a regular working Joe who holds down two jobs, so he can support his girlfriend May and his dream of owning a motorcycle. Brandon's best friend is Michael, an ambitious and murderous dope peddler. Michael covets May ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, revenge, law enforcement, rivalry, crimes, life is a bitch, dishonesty, gangsters, confined, friends, murder ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.2
 1K
Knockabout (1979)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Yuen Baio and Ka-Yan Leung play brothers Yipao and Taipao, lovable rogues who convince a martial arts expert to take them on as students. When Yipao discovers that their teacher is actually a wanted criminal, Silver Fox (Chia Yung Liu), he is ...
Style: semi serious, humorous
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, revenge, friends, dishonesty, rivalry, gang, hidden identity, fighting crime, crimes, heroes, buddies, partners ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Island of Fire (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Someone in a prison run by a corrupt warden fakes the deaths of convicts to later use them as expendable assassins. A police officer is sent into the prison to gather evidence of the corruption.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, martial arts, murder, prison, tough heroes, gangsters, police investigation, partners, law enforcement, rivalry, undercover, criminal heroes ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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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: realistic, serious, psychological, suspenseful, bleak
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 ⇓
22%
 6.3
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Touch and Go (1991)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A clumsy, easy-going but tough restaurant chef witnesses a murder of a cop. This leads him to a world of trouble, as the killer seeks to silence him. Luckily, the vengeful partner of the dead cop is there to help him.
Style: exciting, realistic, semi serious, rough, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mexican standoff, martial arts, humble, realism, criminal's revenge, one man army, witnessing a crime, law enforcement, chase, rivalry, crimes, partners ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Let the Bullets Fly (2010)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Western
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Set in China during the Warlords Period of the1920s, notorious bandit chief Zhang descends upon a remote provincial town posing as its new mayor, an identity that he had hijacked from Old Tang, himself a small-time imposter. Hell-bent on making a ...
Style: captivating, semi serious, exciting, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: gang, adventure, dishonesty, mind game, heroes, cons and scams, uninhibited rivalry, criminal heroes, strong violent content, mayor, satire, bandit ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
You Shoot, I Shoot (2001)
Genre: Crime, Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A hired killer pairs up with an amateur filmmaker to provide clients with satisfying footage of enemies getting whacked in this black comedy. Business is down, so hit man Bart is thrilled when Mrs. Ma hires him to kill her enemies -- and film the ...
Style: realistic, exciting, semi serious, suspense, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, assassination, crimes, partners, blind ambition, criminal heroes, unlikely partners, revenge, dark humor, police, murder, fear ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.5
 909
Gallants (2010)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Master Law awakes from a 30-year coma without memories, but his martial arts skills are intact. His renowned kung fu academy is now a teahouse, and greedy developers are trying to steamroll it to make way for condos
Style: exciting, humorous, captivating, light, tense ...
Plot: martial arts, rivalry, save the day, athlete and trainer, master warrior, village, ambition, hopes, contests and competitions, martial arts tournament, friendship, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Seoul Raiders (2005)
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Action
Country: South Korea, Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In this sequel to "Tokyo Raiders", wisecracking, kung-fu-fighting spy/private eye Lam jets off to Seoul...
Style: semi serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret agents, forgery, chase, espionage, rivalry, master criminal, undercover, human nature, cons and scams, vengeance, betrayal, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, seoul, tokyo, asia, korea ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
God of Gamblers III: Back to Shanghai (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 116 min.
Story: After the events in God of Gamblers II, Tai-Kun who lost his ESP powers has regained the abilities again and seeks revenge against Sing, the Saint of Gamblers. When Tai-Kun, aided by his fellow disciples, exerts ESP powers under full force against ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, exciting, offbeat
Plot: time travel, gambling, sent to the past, disorder, battles, hopes, race against time, supernatural, crimes, escapades, gangsters, changing the past or future ...
Time: 1930s, 90s, 20th century
Place: china, hong kong, shanghai, taiwan
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%