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Game of Death (1978)
 6.1
 17K
Game of Death (1978)
Original name: 死亡遊戲
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Billy Lo is a Hong Kong-based movie actor, who is a box office draw. His girlfriend, Ann Morris, is a singer who is also climbing to the top. Now it seems the syndicate wants Billy and Ann to join their "management firm". But Billy knows that they will be treated like property, so he refuses and tells her to do the same. So they try to "encourage" him to join but he still refuses. He would be advised that they will not stop, so he must stop them, permanently. He is even more hesitant to do that but when an attempt on his life is made, he fakes his death and alters his appearance, and decides to go after the syndicate; taking them out one at a time.
Style: suspenseful, brutal, emotional, harsh, stylized, humorous, exciting, semi serious, cult film, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, heroes, kung fu, one against many, undercover, hand to hand combat, celebrity, martial artist, organized crime, master warrior, criminal gang, criminal syndicate, faked death, betrayal, heroic mission, rivalry, tough heroes, survival, showdown, crimes, crime, ambition, master criminal, actor's life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, macau, china

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, exciting, suspenseful and serious films with plots about rivalry, gangsters, hand to hand combat, fight, violence, heroes and martial arts mostly in Action, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Game of Death: Enter the Dragon (1973), The Big Boss (1971), The Way of the Dragon (1972), The Chinese Connection (1972), Battle Creek Brawl (1980). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Enter the Dragon (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A martial artist agrees to spy on a reclusive crime lord using his invitation to a tournament there as cover.
Style: tense, exciting, suspense, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, shaolin, master warrior, island, tough heroes, drug lord, contests and competitions, spy, fighting movie, good versus evil, strong man ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, asia, usa, china, los angeles ...
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100%
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The Big Boss (1971)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 100 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, atmospheric, tragic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, factory, smuggling, drug smuggling, one man army, master warrior, graphic violence, drug dealing, factory worker, kung fu, brutality, revenge ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: thailand, china, asia, hong kong, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Way of the Dragon (1972)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Tang Lung arrives in Rome to help his cousins in the restaurant business. They are being pressured to sell their property to the syndicate, who will stop at nothing to get what they want. When Tang arrives he poses a new threat to the syndicate, and ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, humorous, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 70s, 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Chinese Connection (1972)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Chen Zhen returns to the international compound of China only to learn of his beloved teacher's death. This is compounded by the continual racist harassment by the Japanese population in the area. Unlike his friends, he confronts it head on ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, murder, vengeance, revenge, brutality, redemption, honor, tragic hero, kung fu master, crimes, righting the wronged, society ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 70s
Place: japan, china, asia, shanghai, hong kong ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Battle Creek Brawl (1980)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young Asian American martial artist is forced to participate in a brutal formal street-fight competition.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, exciting, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, heroes, gang, vengeance, contests and competitions, rivalry, tough heroes, righting the wronged, vigilantism, uninhibited rivalry, crimes ...
Time: 1930s, 20s, 30s, 1920s, 80s ...
Place: chicago illinois, usa, texas, hong kong, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.1
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The Protector (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Thailand, USA, Hong Kong, France
Duration: 83 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, ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, serious, brutal ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Rapid Fire (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: College student Jake Lo is pursued by smugglers, mobsters and crooked federal agents after he witnesses a murder by a Mafia kingpin.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, intense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
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Time: 90s, 1990s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Thailand, France, Hong Kong
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When the head of a statue sacred to a village is stolen, a young martial artist goes to the big city and finds himself taking on the underworld to retrieve it.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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My Father is a Hero (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An undercover cop struggling to provide for his son and ailing wife, must infiltrate a ruthless gang. But things turn sour when another cop blows his cover and he quickly finds himself battling for his life and the lives of his family.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful
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⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Best of the Best II (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In an underground fight club, blackbelt Travis Brickley is killed after losing to the evil martial arts master Brakus. Travis' death is witnessed by Walter Grady, the son of his best friend Alex Grady. Alex and his partner, Tommy Lee, vow to ...
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Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.0
 98K
Unleashed (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA, UK
Duration: 103 min.
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Style: suspenseful, rough, intense, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.1
 67K
Romeo Must Die (2000)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 30K
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⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.7
 31K
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⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 5.6
 51K
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Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Marked for Death (1990)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
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Duration: 93 min.
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20%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.4
 8K
Thunderbolt (1995)
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Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, semi serious, humorous
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⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Fatal Contact (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A young man learns the fighting techniques of Sanda from a coach. The two become best friends as the young man prepares to enter an underground tournament, competing against some of the top fighters of the world.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting, realistic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.4
 15K
Blind Fury (1989)
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Country: USA
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