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Flaming Brothers (1987)
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Flaming Brothers (1987)
Original name: 江湖龙虎斗
Genre: Action, Crime, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An early movie of Chow Yun-Fat. The story is about two brothers going into opposite directions in life. One leaves the triads to become an honest citizen, the other stays triads member. But in the end both hold together. A typical HK movie storylin in the 1980s.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, crimes, gang, hitman, heroes, friends, partners, crime, working undercover, society, fighting crime, buddies, siblings relations, rivalry, culture clash, undercover, odd couple, leadership, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, sex, prostitute, wedding, violence ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, asia, thailand, macau

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Most similar movies to Flaming Brothers

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and rough films with plots about crimes, rivalry, gangsters, violence, blood, gunfight and crime mostly in Action, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Flaming Brothers: City War (1988), Return to a Better Tomorrow (1994), Rich and Famous (1987), A Better Tomorrow II (1987), A Hero Never Dies (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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City War (1988)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Two cops--both partners and best friends--find their friendship and their lives at stake when they try to take down a ruthless drug dealer.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, crime, gangsters, vengeance, urban, friendship, graphic violence, hitman, friends, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, asia
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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, life is a bitch, fighting crime, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes, gang, dishonesty, tough law enforcer, crimes, danger, crime, betrayal ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
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, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: wedding, gangsters, betrayal, gang, crimes, downfall, criminal heroes, rivalry, deadly, gory, godparent, friends ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hospital, gangsters, undercover, leadership, restaurant, gang war, gory, siblings relations, chaos and mayhem, pregnancy, working undercover, vengeance ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, new york, usa, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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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: rough, stylized, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, prostitute, battles, martial arts, destiny, vengeance, anti hero, police investigation, gory, friends, hitman, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, asia, thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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: stylized, rough, realistic, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, gangsters, ambition, crimes, rivalry, deadly, buddies, hopes, crime, gang, going straight, tragic hero ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, asia
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67%
Nutty Kickbox Cops (1990)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
Story: King-sized martial arts hero Sammo Hung stars in this wild and wacky blend of action and comedy. Skinny (Karl Maka) and Fatty (Sammo Hung) are a pair of police detectives who soon find themselves on the outs with their boss when they accidentally ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, buddy comedy
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, crimes, undercover, danger, tough law enforcer, police investigation, partners against crime, odd couple, gangsters, rivalry, daring rescue, kidnapping ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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: humorous, rough, suspenseful, realistic, semi serious
Plot: martial arts, friends, undercover, crimes, nothing goes right, drug dealing, odd couple, farce, police corruption, down on your luck, gang, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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The Big Heat (1988)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A cop (Waise Lee) is losing the control of his right hand and cannot pull the trigger on time anymore. Before any accident happens, he decides to resign. Meanwhile his friend and informer is brutally murdered in Malaysia. Before leaving the force, ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, psychological, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, malaysia, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Lethal Lady (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The only son (Tony Leung Ka Fai) in a family of police officers marries Mina, an ambitious `half-breed' colleague (played by Joyce Godenzi), incurring the resentment of his four sisters, all policewomen, especially the eldest, Ling (Carina ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, police officer killed, policewoman, master criminal, partners against crime, law enforcement, crime, deadly, gangsters, police investigation, crimes, fighting crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Winners & Sinners (1983)
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 ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gang, gangsters, forgery, rivalry, partners against crime, disorder, hitman, invisibility, friends, down on your luck, heist ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Hard Boiled (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A cop who loses his partner in a shoot-out with gun smugglers goes on a mission to catch them. In order to get closer to the leaders of the ring he joins forces with an undercover cop who's working as a gangster hitman. They use all means of ...
Style: stylized, realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, friendship, arms dealer, mafia, smuggling, massacre, loss of partner, mexican standoff, heroes, undercover, arms smuggling, fighting crime ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Angel Terminators (1992)
Genre: Action
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Two Hong Kong policewomen (Ida and Hon) take on a Japanese boss who has returned from a seven-year exile to retake his old turf.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gunfight, gang, police investigation, chases and races, on the run, life is a bitch, partners against crime, fighting crime, undercover, criminal heroes, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Long Arm of the Law: Part 2 (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 88 min.
Story: This sequel to the critically-acclaimed box-office winner Long Arm of the Law maintains the same stark realism of the original. In Saga Two, the Royal Hong Kong Police put into operation a new plan to counteract the problem of increasing violent ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Long Arm of the Law (1984)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An ultra-violent and ultra-gritty tale of desperate Chinese would-be jewel thieves hoping to make a quick, effortless score in Hong Kong. Naturally, things go afoul, and the gang must hide out until the heat dies down, besmirched with the blood of ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough
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Place: hong kong, china
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53%
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Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Western
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Chow Yun-Fat plays "The King of Killers", a one-man killing machine, who has decided to retire after his wife's murder. He establishes a Peace Hotel, a sanctuary where anyone can stay and be protected from those who want to harm them. ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, stylized, bleak, exciting ...
Plot: haunted by the past, woman in danger, hotel, redemption, crimes, chases and races, danger, deadly, gang, fugitives, on the run, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 90s, 1930s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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 ...
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 ⇓
47%
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Full Contact (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, Thailand
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In an effort to get his buddy out of a gambling debt, Jeff agrees to join forces with Judge in a weapons heist. The job goes bad and Judge betrays Jeff. Jeff plots the ultimate revenge on Judge and his followers and it is a question of whether he ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, stylized, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Vengeance (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A French chef swears revenge after a violent attack on his daughter's family in Hong Kong, during which her husband and her two children are murdered. To help him find the killers, he hires three local hit-men working for the mafia.
Style: stylized, realistic, serious, neo noir, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
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Place: hong kong, asia, macau
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Special ID (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: China
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A cop and his team of comrades go undercover in one of China's most ruthless underworld organizations to stop a gang leader, only to put themselves in great danger after being exposed one by one.
Style: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, tough law enforcer, working undercover, law enforcement, police investigation, crimes, gang, rivalry, undercover, sniper, law enforcer killer, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Beast Cops (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Ruthlessly realistic, and vivid and unremitting in its uncompromising brutality and honesty, Beast Cops is a visceral and hard-hitting exploration of the dichotomous existence of two cops charged with upholding the law, while balancing on a moral ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, police investigation, tough law enforcer, gang, gangsters, deadly, crime, rivalry, society, fighting crime, police corruption, wooing ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.1
 6K
City on Fire (1987)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Ko Chow is an undercover cop who is under pressure from all sides. His boss, Inspector Lau, wants him to infiltrate a gang of ruthless jewel thieves; in order to do this he must obtain some handguns; his girlfriend wants him to commit to marriage or ...
Style: rough, stylized, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, gang, gangsters, mexican standoff, police detective, friendship, undercover cop, working undercover, heist, crime gone awry, rivalry, partners ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, asia, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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A Moment of Romance II (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A street racer encounters a mainland courtesan under an extraordinary circumstances. A moment of Romance between them follows after.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prostitute, chases and races, motorcycle chase, romance, obsessive quest, misfit, on the run, politics, criminal heroes, crimes, immigrants, gangsters ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
In the Line of Duty III: Force of the Dragon (1988)
Genre: Action
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In a bloody beginning, a pair of stylish Japanese thieves steal some valuable gems. In a harrowing scene, during their escape, they kill the partner of a ruffled detective (think Columbo with a Chuck Barris hairdo). The detective swears revenge, and ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, tough law enforcer, partners, chases and races, terrorism, track down, vengeance, graphic violence, danger, law enforcement, rivalry, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: hong kong, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, heroes, police investigation, partners, graphic violence, cop witness relations, tough heroes, honest law enforcer, who to trust, corrupt law enforcer, police detective ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 ⇓
39%
 5.9
 1K
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: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, neo noir
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, crimes, undercover, police investigation, police corruption, hitman, police detective, partners against crime, heroes, partners, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
American Dragons (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Murders in Seoul, Korea and in America pair two cops from each of the countries together to solve the crimes. The investigation leads to a gang war between the Mafia and the Yakuza, but one that may not be of either of their making. A shadowy ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: yakuza, hitman, police detective, culture clash, track down, disorder, graphic violence, deadly, profanity, rivalry, danger, reluctant partners ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, seoul, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 ⇓
38%