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The City of Violence (2006)
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The City of Violence (2006)
Original name: 짝패
Genre: Action
Country: South Korea
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Tae-su, a detective fighting organized crime, returns to his hometown for his high school friend Wang-jae's funeral. There, he meets his old friends Pil-ho, Dong-hwan and Seok-hwan and they reminisce. Suspecting something fishy about Wang-jae's death, Tae-su and Seok-hwan start investigating it, each in his own way. Their investigations lead to a land development project that Pil-ho is directing.
Style: stylized, rough, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, organized crime, martial arts, revenge, gang, danger, law enforcement, deadly, tough law enforcer, crimes, partners, murder, amateur detective, buddies, police investigation, homecoming, crime boss, gangsters, one man army, mob, gore, one against many, investigation, heroes, crime ...
Time: contemporary
Place: korea, south korea

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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, rivalry, murder, deadly, vengeance, martial arts and law enforcement mostly in Action, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like The City of Violence: Public Enemy (2002), The Divine Move (2014), China Strike Force (2000), Crooked (2006), Running Wild (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Public Enemy (2002)
Genre: Action
Country: South Korea
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Ruthless cop Chul-joong and a merciless killer in raincoat run into each other in a small alleyway and form a fatal bond. A free-for-all fight occurs by coincidence on a rainy street. A week later, the dead bodies of an old couple are discovered ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, dark humor
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, murder, serial killer, psychopath, gangsters, deadly, crimes, vengeance, police detective, martial arts, rivalry, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
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The Divine Move (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: South Korea
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Professional baduk (go) player Tae-seok loses a high-stakes game to infamous underground gambler Sal-soo, and ends up framed for the murder of his own brother and locked up in prison. He vows revenge and trains ferociously. After serving his ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, vengeance, gangsters, deadly, dishonesty, rivalry, crimes, murder, violence, prison, graphic violence, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia
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69%
China Strike Force (2000)
Genre: Action
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A young Chinese Security Officer, Darren, is called for Team 808, which fights against the smuggling of drugs and corruption. Noriko, a Japanese Interpol officer, collaborates with Darren for the destruction of a large international drug cartel. At ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, murder, police investigation, martial arts, partners, gang, partners against crime, crimes, racism, track down, interpol, undercover ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, new york, usa, china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 4.0
 403
Crooked (2006)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two police detectives must protect a beautiful call girl from mob hitmen and a crooked cop.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prostitute, murder, woman in danger, witnessing a crime, danger, partners, police investigation, chases and races, mafia, hitman, martial arts, gunfight ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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Running Wild (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A grissled cop with tendencies towards excessive force teams up with an ambitious and righteous prosecutor to track down a dangerous crime boss whom they both want desperately to catch. But their quarry resorts to devious methods to stall their ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: investigation, murder, gangsters, crime boss, vigilantism, partners against crime, law enforcement, deadly, dishonesty, against the rules, crimes, legal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, seoul, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 3.7
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City of Fear (2000)
Genre: Action
Country: Canada, UK, Bulgaria, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When reporter Steve Roberts acts on a call from his good friend, Charlie, urging him to report on a hot scientific story in Bulgaria, he ends up in a world of disappearance, death and deception.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting
Plot: amateur detective, criminal's revenge, drug dealing, rivalry, deadly, dishonesty, journalism, gangsters, crimes, intrigue, murder, vengeance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: bulgaria
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Nowhere to Hide (1999)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Over the next 72 days, Detective Woo will push his skills to the limits and his team of cops to the edge as they conduct a manhunt for an elusive criminal. Woo takes the law into his own hands as the hunt becomes personal, and as his target may get ...
Style: stylized, realistic, rough, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, chase, crime, vengeance, tough law enforcer, police investigation, rivalry, track down, law enforcement, criminal's revenge, crimes, partners against crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: south korea, hong kong, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Prisoner 701 Sasori (2008)
Genre: Action
Country: Japan, Hong Kong
Duration: 103 min.
Story: When a band of assassins invade the home of their target Hei Tai they find only his lovely, innocent, bride-to-be, Nami and force upon her a cruel dilemma: either she kills her fiancee’s sister or they kill her fiancee. Trapped, and unable to ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: women's prison, revenge, life turned upside down, life is a bitch, rivalry, chases and races, fugitives, deadly, confined, crimes, prison life, martial arts ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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 ⇓
54%
 6.2
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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, serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, rivalry, fighting crime, vengeance, police corruption, crimes, partners, partners against crime, gangsters, betrayal, undercover, working undercover ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.1
 335
Out for Blood (1992)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A lawyer's family is murdered by drug smugglers, and he is beaten and left for dead, but survives although in a coma. When he awakes he only has a partial memory of what happened. In order to find out the real story, he trains with a karate ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, drug dealing, murder, martial arts, vengeance, working undercover, memory loss, kidnapping, uninhibited rivalry, vigilantism, false accusation, gang ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
In the Line of Duty III: Force of the Dragon (1988)
Genre: Action
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 84 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: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, partners, danger, criminal's revenge, law enforcement, terrorism, track down, vengeance, graphic violence, crime, chases and races, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: hong kong, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 3.7
 883
Bounty Hunters (2011)
Genre: Action
Country: Canada
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A group of down-on-their-luck bounty hunters hit the jackpot one night when they pick up an informant with a hundred thousand dollar bounty on his head. But their world is turned upside down when a mob boss offers them one million dollars in ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough
Plot: bounty hunter, partners, deadly, crimes, gangsters, law enforcement, crime, chase, danger, murder, dishonesty, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.7
 383
Hard Justice (1995)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When A.T.F. agent Nick Adams (David Bradley) goes undercover in a prison to unravel the mystery of a fellow agents death there. Warden Pike (Charles Napier) and his pet goons are involved in all kinds of corrupt activities; dope dealing and gun ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 3.3
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The Purifiers (2004)
Genre: Action
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The story of martial arts clubs who have created their own city infrastructure after tiring of government initiatives. Responding to the greed and corruption creeping into the other clubs, headed by capitalist-wannabe Moses, The Purifiers battle to ...
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
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S.W.A.T. (2019)
Genre: Action
Country: China
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The story centers on the Chinese Special Police Unit, from their hard training to their first mission.
Style: social realism, suspenseful, realistic, suspense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Born to Raise Hell (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A hard core Interpol Agent is assigned to an Eastern European task force to target gun trafficking and dope running throughout the Balkans. While investigating a Russian gun dealer, his team is caught in a bloody street war between a Gypsy gang and ...
Style: rough, serious, suspense, tense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, gangsters, gang, special agents, law enforcement, loss of partner, chases and races, danger, revenge, brutality, tough heroes, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, bucharest, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Hawk's Vengeance (1996)
Genre: Action
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Eric Hawke a British Marine, attends the funeral of his policeman brother who he discovers has been attempting to investigate the mysterious kidnappings and murders of a local Asian street gang. The clues seem to point to a rival Nazi white ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, martial arts, hitman, marine, heroes, chases and races, rivalry, deadly, law enforcement, crimes, tough heroes, battles ...
Time: 90s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gunfight, rivalry, partners, femme fatale, gang, police investigation, chases and races, on the run, life is a bitch, partners against crime, fighting crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Dragon from Russia (1990)
Genre: Action
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A former member of a band of criminals known as the 'Eight-Hundred Dragons' is living in fear in Manchuria as the clan does not allow people to leave alive. However, he is eventually tracked down, and kidnapped along with a young ...
Style: stylized, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 80s
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41%
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On the Edge (2002)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Dakota Smith is an ex-cop and former private eye with a proclivity for community service. When a young basketball player entangles himself with drug dealers, he turns to Dak for help. Eventually goons are sent to kill the hoopster, but they hit the ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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40%
 4.3
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Fatal Instinct (2014)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A police detective follows a trail of evidence that eventually seems to lead to his trusted partner's ex-con brother who he helped put in prison years ago.
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: false accusation, police investigation, protagonist as suspect, danger, serial killer, femme fatale, deadly, dangerous attraction, crimes, who done it, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Outside the Law (2002)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Secret agent Julie Cosgrove is walking into her most dangerous mission yet.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, secret agents, danger, undercover, working undercover, vengeance, starting over, crimes, deadly, government agency, hitman, murder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, colombia, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Hit List (1989)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A family man (Jan-Michael Vincent) and a mob witness (Leo Rossi) hunt a mob hit man (Lance Henriksen) who has mistakenly kidnapped the family man's son.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, murder, hitman, organized crime, mafia, vengeance, disorder, missing person, rescue, crimes, investigation, gangsters ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Game of Death II (1980)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery
Country: Hong Kong, South Korea
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In this dark tale of revenge, Bruce Lee "returns" as Billy Lo, whose best friend Chin Ku dies of a sudden illness. But suspicion of foul play arises when a gang tries to steal Ku's coffin at the funeral using a helicopter. When ...
Style: realistic, stylized, rough, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, vengeance, criminal's revenge, clergy, danger, partners against crime, crimes, government agency, chases and races, track down, working undercover ...
Time: 80s
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.1
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Scar City (1998)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young cop gets thrown in with a special police squad who are acting as assassins against hoods and who don't care who gets in the way.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, suspense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: danger, law enforcement, police investigation, partners, tough law enforcer, undercover, dishonesty, crimes, police officer, love interest, police, kiss ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.9
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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: chase, murder, 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 ⇓
37%
Sticks of Death (1986)
Genre: Action
Country: Philippines
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A man masters the ancient art of arnis with the help of his grandfather to get revenge on a group of crooks who attempted to beat him to death.
Style: bleak, rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, dishonesty, crimes, deadly, contests and competitions, rivalry, cons and scams, vengeance, criminal heroes, gangsters, danger, heroes ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Russian Specialist (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A Russian ex-hit man is called back to Russia for one last job. This time against his former employees, the Russian mob.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Blood Out (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When big city detectives refuse to further investigate his kid brother's gang related murder, small town Sheriff Michael Spencer drops the badge and goes undercover to find his brother's killer and avenge his death.
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, louisiana, baltimore
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%