Movies like Election 2005

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Election (2005)
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Election (2005)
Original name: 黑社會
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A drama-thriller centered on a democratic election within an organized crime society.
Style: rough, captivating, suspenseful, suspense, tense, serious, realistic, stylized
Plot: election, organized crime, ambition, rise to the top, rivalry, ego clash, crimes, uninhibited rivalry, rules and policies, elimination, temperamental, merciless, power struggle, crime boss, murder, undercover, gangsters, brotherhood, triad, crime, graphic violence, the underworld, criminal heroes, bring down, bully ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: hong kong, asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and rough films with plots about crimes, crime, rivalry, gangsters, murder, dishonesty and danger mostly in Crime, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like Election: New World (2013), Eye in the Sky (2007), Protégé (2007), Easy Money III: Life Deluxe (2013), Drug War (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Election 2 (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 93 min.
Story: As election time nears, current Triad chairman Lok (Simon Yam) faces competition from his godsons. At the same time, Jimmy (Louis Koo) looks to increase his business relations with mainland China.
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, rough, captivating ...
Plot: election, organized crime, triad, henchman, rules and policies, ambition, dishonesty, rivalry, crimes, gangsters, criminal heroes, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
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New World (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 135 min.
Story: An undercover cop has his loyalties tested when the boss of the corporate gang he's spent years infiltrating dies.
Style: captivating, serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, criminal gang, undercover cop, working undercover, gang war, moral dilemma, crimes, mafia, mind game, police chief, group of criminals, mole ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south korea, asia, korea, seoul
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Eye in the Sky (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The head of an elite Hong Kong surveillance unit (Simon Yam) keeps one eye on his rookie apprentice (Kate Tsui) and the other on a notorious criminal (Tony Leung Ka Fai) he suspects of masterminding a recent jewel heist in this tense thriller from ...
Style: tense, exciting, serious, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master criminal, undercover, fighting crime, gang, police investigation, heist, police detective, track down, crimes, law enforcement, rivalry, working undercover ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.2
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Protégé (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Undercover officer Nick had spent the last seven years penetrating into the core of a drug ring working his way up from a street dealer post to the managerial position handling cargo deliveries for Kwan - the biggest player in the local heroin ...
Style: rough, bleak, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: mole, undercover, drug dealing, working undercover, life is a bitch, drug abuse, dishonesty, law enforcement, crimes, moral dilemma, tragic hero, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Easy Money III: Life Deluxe (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 127 min.
Story: JW now lives in exile and is more than ever determined to find out what happened to his missing sister Camilla. Every trace leads him to the world of organized crime in Stockholm. Jorge is about to do his last score - the largest robbery in Swedish ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, robbery, criminal, revenge, murder, crimes, danger, working undercover, missing person, criminal heroes, the underworld, criminal gang ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, stockholm sweden, eastern europe, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.0
 10K
Drug War (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The taciturn police commander Zhang leads an undercover drugs team and in his continuous battle against the ubiquitous drug barons, takes up arms against his arch enemy, Timmy Choi. When he gets hold of Choi, he makes a deal with him: in exchange ...
Style: serious, rough, tense, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug cartel, mole, war on drugs, working undercover, criminal heroes, crimes, betrayal, law enforcement, whistleblower, recruit, undercover, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china, asia
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27%
PTU: Police Tactical Unit (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Over the course of one night, a team of cops frantically search for their colleague's missing gun.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, neo noir
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, goofy hero, rivalry, investigation, partners against crime, gang, police detective, murder, track down, master criminal, dishonesty, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Real Gangsters (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Real Gangsters tells the story of the Lo Giacamo family, one of the most successful crime syndicates in New York City. Run by cousins Vincent Lo Giacamo and Jack Lo Giacamo, Real Gangsters shows how these two men maintain control of their dangerous ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crimes, rivalry, family relations, rise and fall, family business, ambition, unfulfillment, danger, organized crime, criminal, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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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, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, gangsters, rivalry, danger, undercover, law enforcement, police corruption, dishonesty, snitch, police shootout, spy, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.1
 470
West 32nd (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When John Kim, an ambitious young lawyer, takes on a pro bono case to exonerate a fourteen-year-old boy from a first degree murder charge, he finds a world he never knew existed in the underbelly of Manhattan - the Korean underworld.
Style: atmospheric, captivating, tense, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: gangsters, lawyer, ambition, crimes, mafia, fish out of water, murder, korean american, danger, rivalry, tough heroes, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city, manhattan new york city, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Infernal Affairs II (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, Singapore, China
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In this prequel to Mou gaan dou (2002), Chan Wing Yan has just become an undercover cop in the triads while Lau Kin Ming joins the police force. Both the triads and the police find an enemy in a rival crime boss.
Style: rough, suspenseful, twists and turns, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: chinese mafia, gangsters, undercover, police, crimes, vengeance, gang war, rivalry, hidden identity, mind game, recruit, police detective ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, year 1991 ...
Place: hong kong, asia, thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.9
 15K
Company (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Mallik is a henchman of Aslam Bhai, a Mumbai underworld kingpin. He inducts local hothead Chandu into the gang, and the two of them soon form a formidable faction within the gang, eventually displacing Aslam. As the empire grows, however, the two of ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: gang war, organized crime, rivalry, gang, gangsters, criminal underworld, love and romance, criminal heroes, deadly, crimes, crime, vengeance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, hong kong, switzerland, mumbai india, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: martial arts, adventure, heroes, ambition, contests and competitions, rivalry, athlete's life, street fighter, tough heroes, crime boss, organized crime, fight ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Gangs of Wasseypur (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 321 min.
Story: Shahid Khan is exiled after impersonating the legendary Sultana Daku in order to rob British trains. Now outcast, Shahid becomes a worker at Ramadhir Singh's colliery, only to spur a revenge battle that passes on to generations. At the turn of ...
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Plot: gang, mafia, gangsters, vengeance, crimes, crime, criminal heroes, organized crime, killings, uninhibited rivalry, dishonesty, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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, organized crime, gangsters, betrayal, mind game, psychologist, mob boss, tragic event, mole, crime, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.2
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Viva Riva! (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Riva is an operator, a man with charm and ambition in equal measure. Kinshasa is an inviting place. With petrol in short supply in DRC's capital, he and his sidekick pursue a plot to get hold of a secret cache - barrels of fuel they can sell ...
Style: tense, serious, captivating, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: rivalry, crimes, treasure hunt, danger, gangsters, tough heroes, life is a bitch, ambition, fuel, murder, money, conspiracy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Blind Detective (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A blind detective, former cop, teams up with a policewoman who admires him to solve the disappearance of a girl friend of hers, years ago. Besides, he helps her to improve her skills as an investigator.
Style: twists and turns, serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, crimes, partners, dark humor, disability, blind character, danger, graphic violence, law enforcement, investigation, private detective ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.3
 267
Marseille (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Alex, the son of a gang boss from Marseilles, joins the French Foreign Legion to avoid a hit put out on him by the Corsican Mafia. Four years later, Alex deserts and returns to Marseilles to get back together with Katia, his former girlfriend. But ...
Style: captivating, psychological, tense, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: gang, crimes, family relations, parents and children, danger, mafia, murder, lawyer, father son relationship, reprisal, rivalry, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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Bonded by Blood (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In 1995, drug suppliers and career criminals Tony Tucker, Patrick Tate and Craig Rolfe were blasted to death by a shot gun whilst waiting in a Range Rover in Rettendon, Essex. The film charts their rise to become the most prolific dealers and feared ...
Style: tense, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, rise and fall, rivalry, drug dealing, ambition, partners, deadly, gangsters, betrayal, crimes, dishonesty, vengeance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.2
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The Big I Am (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A cruel twist of fate catapults small time crook Mickey Skinner into the big league, as head of a brutal London gang poised on the brink of a lucrative human-trafficking deal.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, tense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, gangsters, dishonesty, criminal heroes, drugs/alcohol, crimes, rivalry, deadly, unfulfillment, rise and fall, ambition, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.1
 3K
Overheard (2009)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, Singapore, China
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story revolves around three members of a police surveillance squad conducting an investigation into a financial investment group involved in criminal fraud. The focus of the plot, however, is actually on the three officers themselves who stumble ...
Style: realistic, captivating, tense, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: police investigation, corporate crimes, partners, undercover, dishonesty, secretly observing, rivalry, danger, manipulations, voyeurism, manipulation, police detective ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.7
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One on One (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 122 min.
Story: On May 9th, a female high school student was brutally murdered. There are 7 suspects and 7 shadows that terrorize them. Who are they and which one of them is you?
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, suspense, bleak ...
Plot: murder, vigilantism, danger, crimes, rivalry, vengeance, terrorist group, investigation, suspect, group of friends, strong violent content, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea, asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Infernal Affairs III (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Infernal Affairs III is a 2003 Hong Kong crime thriller film directed by Andrew Lau and Alan Mak. It is the third installment in the Infernal Affairs film series, and is both a sequel and a semi-prequel to the original film, as it intercuts events ...
Style: captivating, tense, rough, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary, 20th century, 90s, 21st century, 2000s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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Flash Point (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Detective Sergeant Ma Jun, known for dispensing his own brand of justice during arrests, teams up with an undercover cop, Wilson, to try and bring down three merciless Vietnamese brothers running a smuggling ring in the months before mainland ...
Style: exciting, tense, captivating, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, drug lord, fighting crime, police investigation, gang, smuggling, danger, rivalry, crimes, working undercover, vigilantism, arrest ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
A Dirty Carnival (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Byung-du is a 29-year-old career criminal, working for the middle-rank enforcer Sang-chul. Burdened with a terminally ill mother and taking care of younger siblings, Byung-du is feeling financial pressure as a substitute patriarch. When the big boss ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, captivating, tense ...
Plot: gangsters, gang, crimes, criminal heroes, murder, debt, financial problem, director, right hand man, gang war, rivalry, rise and fall ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: seoul, korea, asia, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 5.7
 509
Black Ransom (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A powerful triad boss has been kidnapped, and the new police superintendent Koo (Fala Chen) decides to recruit the help of Mann (Simon Yam), a former supercop who has since been relegated to back-up duty. Mann has his work cut out for him when he ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, captivating, tense, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, police investigation, crimes, rivalry, danger, law enforcement, murder, vengeance, confined, blackmail, kidnapping, police brutality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The Detective 2 (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Mysteries keep revolving around Tam’s life.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, stylized, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: law enforcement, investigation, police detective, police investigation, murder, riddles and clues, danger, private detective, crimes, crime, graphic violence, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 8.5
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The Departed (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 151 min.
Story: To take down South Boston's Irish Mafia, the police send in one of their own to infiltrate the underworld, not realizing the syndicate has done likewise. While an undercover cop curries favor with the mob kingpin, a career criminal rises ...
Style: captivating, twist ending, tense, surprise ending, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, mole, crimes, police, working undercover, undercover cop, crime, mind game, undercover, organized crime, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa, taiwan, china, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.1
 147K
The Drop (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Bob Saginowski finds himself at the center of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighborhood's past where friends, families, and foes all work together to make a living - no matter the cost.
Style: tense, serious, captivating, twists and turns, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, organized crime, robbery, crimes, criminal's revenge, crime boss, gangsters, danger, fall in love, bar, crime, hitman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, boston, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 5.9
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Perez. (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Demetrio Perez is a tough prosecutor torn between the corruption inherent in his job and the desire to do right by his family. But when opportunity presents itself and his daughter Thea falls in love with a Mafioso’s son, Perez has to cut through ...
Style: tense, serious, captivating, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: lawyer, crimes, rivalry, danger, gangsters, dishonesty, blackmail, family, protection, legal, manipulation, child in peril ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, naples italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%