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My Father is a Hero (1995)
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My Father is a Hero (1995)
Original name: 給爸爸的信
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
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, heroes, undercover, crimes, vengeance, gang, hostages, hostage, partners, parents and children, crime, secret agents, family life, chase, track down, working undercover, police corruption, fighting crime, chases and races, dishonesty, master criminal, law enforcement, police investigation, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, asia

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Most similar movies to My Father is a Hero

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious and rough films with plots about crimes, rivalry, law enforcement, gunfight, crime, violence and martial arts mostly in Action, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like My Father is a Hero: Another Meltdown (1998), High Risk (1995), Once a Cop (1993), Yes, Madam! (1985), A Better Tomorrow II (1987). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Another Meltdown (1998)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A patriotic Chinese cop is reposted to fictional East European country Lavernia as punishment for ignoring orders during a plane hijack operation. There he encounters his ex-girlfriend, who fled to Lavernia after Tiananmen Square. Their paths soon ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, criminal heroes, confined, undercover, chases and races, one man army, state affairs, master warrior, deadly, tough law enforcer, rivalry, master criminal ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: europe, hong kong, china, russia
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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: suspenseful, humorous, realistic, exciting, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: hostage, martial arts, heroes, danger, daring rescue, terrorism, skyscraper, showbiz, deadly, crimes, race against time, fistfight ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Once a Cop (1993)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: As a crime wave sweeps through Hong Kong, the police call Jessica Yang (Yeoh), a rising star in the ranks, to help stop a notorious gang of thieves! What Jessica doesn't realize is that her boyfriend - recently discharged from the force - is ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, hostage, chase, heroes, heist, crimes, crime, police investigation, rivalry, good versus evil, undercover, partners ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, asia, china, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.7
 1K
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, serious, realistic, stylized, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, police investigation, gangsters, police detective, espionage, police corruption, deadly, dishonesty, fish out of water, undercover, fighting crime, danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, asia, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: suspenseful, stylized, rough, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hospital, undercover, gangsters, gang, restaurant, gang war, gory, siblings relations, chaos and mayhem, pregnancy, working undercover, vengeance ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, new york, usa, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
American Yakuza (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When Nick Davis leaves prison after one year in solitaire, he is hired to operate forklift in a warehouse in the harbor owned by the Japanese Yakuza patriarch Isshin Tendo. The place is assaulted by the Italian Mafia leaded by Dino Campanela and ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, rough, cynical, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, tough heroes, hitman, working undercover, police corruption, moral dilemma, adoption, one man army, crime, criminal's revenge, espionage, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Island of Fire (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 95 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: suspenseful, bleak, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, martial arts, prison, crime, gangsters, law enforcement, chases and races, crimes, partners, rivalry, master criminal, shrewd ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Unleashed (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Raised as a slave, Danny is used to fighting for his survival. In fact, his "master," Bart, thinks of him as a pet and goes as far as leashing him with a collar so they can make money in fight clubs, where Danny is the main contender. When ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, intense, emotional, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, crimes, pianist, vengeance, haunted by the past, slavery, redemption, sadism, rivalry, mob boss, friendship, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: scotland, europe, glasgow scotland, hong kong, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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A Force of One (1979)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Karate champion Matt Logan is enlisted by the police to train officers in self-defense after narcotics agents are killed by an assailant using the martial arts.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, undercover, serial killer, karate, vengeance, working undercover, drug abuse, track down, police corruption, tough law enforcer, rivalry, chases and races ...
Time: 70s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.7
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Tiger Cage (1988)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 92 min.
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 ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, martial arts, frame up, police corruption, gangsters, law enforcement, life is a bitch, rivalry, chases and races, dishonesty, crime, criminal heroes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Colour of the Truth (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A man becomes a cop in order to take down the police superintendent who may have killed his father, and that of a vengeful Triad boss.
Style: exciting, suspense, captivating, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crimes, rivalry, danger, snitch, police corruption, dishonesty, law enforcement, undercover, police shootout, spy, revenge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Crime Story (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 107 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, entertaining, disturbing, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, martial arts, police corruption, car chase, rescue, police investigation, danger, heroes, chases and races, investigation, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, asia, taiwan, china, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Rage and Honor II (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Indonesia, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Kris and Preston team up once again to take on powerful gangster Buntao. But Buntao has problems of his own, dealing with Dazo, another gangster who is on a steady rise to power...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, fight, fistfight, heroic bloodshed, kung fu master, fugitives, deadly, crimes, adventure, partners, good versus evil ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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, bleak, suspenseful, psychological
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, martial arts, police detective, crimes, dishonesty, deadly, disorder, gangsters, tough law enforcer, vengeance, murder, drug dealing ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, asia, singapore
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Return to a Better Tomorrow (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An adventure that delves into the dark caverns of the underworld and tells the tale of three chivalrous gangsters who attempt to escape the powerful clutch of their gang leader.
Style: stylized, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, fighting crime, leadership, criminal's revenge, betrayal, life is a bitch, dishonesty, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, crime, gangsters, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, undercover, law enforcement, crimes, police investigation, heist, disorder, dishonesty, partners, chases and races, partners against crime, gang ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Moving Targets (2004)
Genre: Action
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Kit comes from a very fortunate family, with an outstanding police officer father When the family starts to break up, Man impulsively shot Kit's mother. After Kit's parents divorced, Kit viewed Man his father as an enemy. As an adult, he ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, police investigation, rivalry, fighting crime, undercover, betrayal, gangsters, partners against crime, partners, fall in love, working undercover, police corruption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, vigilantism, partners against crime, chase, hostages, hostage, fighting crime, criminal heroes, rivalry, heist, car chase, master criminal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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In the Line of Duty 4 (1989)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Two detectives who are up to their necks in trouble and in each other's face, as they try to shut down a drug-trafficking scheme that could be connected with international ties to organized crime. But in the midst of their investigation, ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, rough, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, heroes, tough law enforcer, crimes, graphic violence, murder, police corruption, urban, police detective, tough heroes, who to trust ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
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PTU (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 88 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
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, gang, rivalry, investigation, goofy hero, partners against crime, police detective, murder, track down, tough law enforcer, race against time, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, crimes, undercover, police investigation, hitman, police detective, police corruption, partners, gangsters, heroes, law enforcement, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.7
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The Tracker (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Spears, a private detective working in L.A. receives word from an old friend that the friend's sister (and Spears' ex-girlfriend), Kim, has been kidnapped by a criminal gang. At first, Spears doesn't want to get involved, especially ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, fistfight, kung fu, gunfight, hand to hand combat, russian mafia, danger, criminal's revenge, crimes, law enforcement, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Shaft's Big Score! (1972)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: John Shaft is back as the lady-loved black detective cop on the search for the murderer of a client.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, chase, murder, graphic violence, cemetery, helicopter, gangsters, gang, crimes, crime, police investigation, deadly ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, harlem, africa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 6.7
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Double Tap (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Leslie Cheung plays Rick Pang, an IPSC champion who is also a gun expert who modifies his pistols to perfect his technique known as 'double tap', placing two shots in the same exact spot. In the 1996 IPSC Hong Kong shooting competition, ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, murder, police investigation, criminal's revenge, hitman, track down, vengeance, master criminal, danger, rivalry, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.9
 390
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: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting
Plot: car chase, working undercover, rivalry, hidden identity, fighting crime, espionage, police investigation, secret agents, dishonesty, gang, master criminal, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
In the Line of Duty (1986)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Michelle Yip of the Hong Kong police is a mild-mannered Kung Fu expert; Michael Wong from air security is happy-go-lucky, stuck on himself, constantly talking, and smitten by her; Yamamoto is quiet, hard-boiled, leaving the Tokyo police to spend ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, terrorism, police shootout, blood, kung fu, police, coffin, rivalry, chases and races, law enforcement, deadly, heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.2
 337
Moving Target (1996)
Genre: Action, Thriller, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A bounty hunter with a pregnant wife who is urging him to get a regular job gets framed for murder and trapped in a war between Russian gangsters.
Style: suspenseful, serious, intense, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bounty hunter, chase, heroes, deadly, murder, track down, chases and races, dishonesty, criminal's revenge, crimes, fugitives, gangsters ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.1
 18K
Police Story 2 (1988)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The Hong Kong super-cop must stop a group of blackmailing bombers at the same time that the villains of the first Police Story are out for revenge.
Style: humorous, stylized, rough, suspenseful, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, martial arts, police officer, police investigation, fight, kung fu, psychopath, police detective, police station, working undercover, criminal's revenge, partners against crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, usa, california, asia, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Moscow Heat (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After a U.S. policeman is killed by black market weapons dealers, his partner, Rudy (Robert Madrid), and the murdered cop's father, ex-British Intelligence agent Roger Chambers (Michael York), head to Moscow to find the killers. The two begin ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, partners, odd couple, danger, investigation, undercover, working undercover, tough heroes, deadly, crimes, race against time, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.9
 791
Heroic Duo (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Tough cop Ken Li (Cheng) is at the top of his game, but he's going to need some help to solve a grisly crime that the offender, a respected police officer, doesn't even remember committing. He seeks out Jack Lai (Lai), a former ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, chase, investigation, hypnosis, police investigation, undercover, crimes, dishonesty, frame up, haunted by the past, memory loss, master criminal ...
Time: contemporary
Place: china, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%