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Island of Fire (1990)
 5.8
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Island of Fire (1990)
Original name: 火燒島
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: rough, bleak, serious, realistic, suspenseful, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, prison, gangsters, crimes, vengeance, gang, confined, partners, crime, anti hero, working undercover, murder, chases and races, death row, dishonesty, master criminal, law enforcement, police investigation, criminal heroes, deadly, rivalry, undercover, anti heroes, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 80s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and rough films with plots about crimes, rivalry, martial arts, heroes, violence, law enforcement and fistfight mostly in Action, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Island of Fire: My Father is a Hero (1995), The Tigers (1991), New Fists of Fury (1976), Legacy of Rage (1986), Heart of a Dragon (1985). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, heroes, undercover, martial arts, crime, partners against crime, rivalry, law enforcement, chases and races, master criminal, gang, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, hong kong
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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: martial arts, police detective, police corruption, dishonesty, deadly, vengeance, murder, crimes, gangsters, disorder, drug dealing, gang ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, asia, singapore
⇓ similarity ⇓
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New Fists of Fury (1976)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A brother and sister escape from Japanese-occupied Shanghai to Japanese-occupied Taiwan, to stay with their grandfather who runs a Kung-Fu school there. However, the master of a Japanese Kung-Fu school in Taiwan has designs on bringing all other ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, heroes, fight, kung fu, escapades, against the odds, heroic mission, vigilantism, school, murder, wartime life ...
Place: taiwan, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, revenge, friends, gangsters, dishonesty, rivalry, confined, deadly, frame up, prison life, friendship ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Heart of a Dragon (1985)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, Japan
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Story of a cop who forsakes his dreams of sailing around the world so that he can care for his mentally retarded brother. Innocently caught up in a gangland fight, the brother is kidnapped to force the cop to turn over a police informant.
Style: humorous, semi serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, mentally challenged, gang, swat team, tough law enforcer, crimes, rivalry, law enforcement, fighting crime, swat, family relations, siblings relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong
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Crime Story (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 103 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, rescue, police investigation, deadly, crime, danger, crimes, chases and races, good versus evil, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
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Triad Wars (2008)
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Duration: 117 min.
Story: In the midst of a violent gang war, a series of misfortunes threaten the fate of a gang boss and his mob.
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
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Rage of Honor (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Argentina, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A Japanese cop, Shiro, and his partner Ray are after a bunch of drug dealers. But they are betrayed by an insider and Ray is killed. Shiro follows the murderer, a sadistic drug lord, up to Singapore.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, drug lord, danger, dishonesty, drug dealing, crime, crimes, undercover, partners, chases and races, rivalry, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s
Place: singapore, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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 ...
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Plot: martial arts, police investigation, gangsters, police detective, espionage, police corruption, deadly, dishonesty, fish out of water, undercover, fighting crime, danger ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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
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Ring of Death (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: On the inside, there are no rules. See what happens when Prison Officials Profit from Illegal fights.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
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Martial Outlaw (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A DEA agent and his brother, a Los Angeles cop, battle the Russian mafia.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: martial arts, maverick cop, two man army, police shootout, karate, crime, rivalry, siblings relations, dishonesty, law enforcement, kgb, police detective ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
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Fist of Honor (1993)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: As two rival Godfathers view to take control of the city, a hot-tempered family member kills two relatives of the opposing family, breaking the "Truce of Honor". Now the war begins! As a young boxer seeks revenge for his fiancée's ...
Style: rough, exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 70s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 101 min.
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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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Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Five friends are released from prison and do their best to stay out trouble. While trying to mind their own business (and run their 5-Star Cleaning Service), they are caught up in a war between rival Triad gangs fighting for control of the ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Back to Back (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An ex-cop finds himself caught up in a battle between Japanese mobsters and local gangland thugs and discovers that he was framed for wrong-doings by a corrupt cop.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 95 min.
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Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, criminal heroes, prison life, vengeance, vigilantism, prison, life is a bitch, law enforcement, confined, police investigation, dishonesty, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Return of the Street Fighter (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Martial artist Takuma Tsurugi returns to take on a Yakuza family that may be embezzling money from charities to finance their own operations. Both the police and the Yakuza find themselves battling Tsurugi, but Tsurugi's fight ultimately is ...
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Audience: boys' night
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Time: 70s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
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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, fistfight, fight, heroic bloodshed, kung fu master, dishonesty, adventure, crimes, escapades, chase, rebellion ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, terrorism, police shootout, police, coffin, kung fu, fighting crime, confined, save the day, police investigation, heroes, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 80s
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.0
 7K
Stone Cold (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Joe Huff (Brian Bosworth) is a tough, loner cop with a flair for infiltrating dangerous biker gangs. The FBI blackmail Joe into an undercover operation that entails infiltrating "The Brotherhood" - a powerful Mississippi biker gang linked ...
Style: bleak, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: biker, undercover, fbi, drug dealing, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, investigation, gang, tough heroes, working undercover, vigilantism, partners ...
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Place: new orleans, alabama, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Crippled Masters (1979)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Taiwan, Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two men skilled in the arts of Kung-Fu are betrayed by their master and crippled for life, one left with no arms and the other with no legs. Despite their obvious disadvantages, they learn to combine their martial arts skills and seek revenge ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, rough, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
My Lucky Stars (1985)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Two Hong-Kong cops are sent to Tokyo to catch an ex-cop who stole a large amount of money in diamonds. After one is captured by the Ninja-gang protecting the rogue cop, the other one gets his old Orphanage gang, dubbed the "Five Lucky ...
Style: rough, humorous, realistic, semi serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kidnapping, police, mafia, gang, escapades, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, police corruption, working undercover, friends, partners ...
Time: 80s
Place: tokyo, asia, japan, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%