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Heart of a Dragon (1985)
 6.5
 4K
Heart of a Dragon (1985)
Original name: 龍的心
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, Japan
Duration: 98 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, crimes, family relations, family life, love affair, fighting crime, law enforcement, siblings relations, rivalry, swat, tough law enforcer, brother, prison, gangsters, fight, kung fu, police, violence, heroes, mafia, tough guy, warrior, kidnapping ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, exciting and semi serious films with plots about martial arts, fistfight, heroes, rivalry, hand to hand combat, crimes and brawl mostly in Action, Comedy and Crime genres. Some movies like Heart of a Dragon: Winners & Sinners (1983), My Lucky Stars (1985), Island of Fire (1990), Police Story 4: First Strike (1996), Police Story 2 (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, exciting, realistic, semi serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gang, forgery, gangsters, farce, master criminal, undercover, partners, partners against crime, crime, buddies, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
My Lucky Stars (1985)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 99 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, exciting, realistic, semi serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kidnapping, police, mafia, gang, escapades, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, friends, police corruption, working undercover, partners ...
Time: 80s
Place: tokyo, asia, japan, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
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 ⇓
68%
Police Story 4: First Strike (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Jackie Chan reprises his role as Chan Ka-Kui (also known in some versions as Jackie) yet again as a Hong Kong cop who works with Interpol to track down and arrest an illegal weapons dealer. Later Jackie realizes that things are not as simple as they ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, entertaining, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, helicopter, secret agents, hitman, heroes, undercover, one man army, espionage, chase, adventure, working undercover, terrorism ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 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 ⇓
60%
Battle Creek Brawl (1980)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young Asian American martial artist is forced to participate in a brutal formal street-fight competition.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, exciting, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, heroes, gang, vengeance, contests and competitions, rivalry, righting the wronged, tough heroes, vigilantism, uninhibited rivalry, crimes ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20s, 30s, 80s ...
Place: chicago illinois, texas, usa, hong kong, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Dragons Forever (1988)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Jackie Chan stars as a hot-shot lawyer hired by a Hong Kong chemical plant to dispose of opposition to their polluting ways. But when he falls for a beautiful woman out to stop the plant, Jackie is torn in a conflict of interest and asks his trusty ...
Style: exciting, neurotic, semi serious, humorous, cult film
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, factory, lawyer, fight, art, dishonesty, cons and scams, hand to hand combat, fistfight, gangsters, courtroom ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.1
 9K
Project A 2 (1987)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Dragon is now transferred to be the police head of Sai Wan district, and has to contend with a gangster kingpin, anti-Manchu revolutionaries, some runaway pirates, Manchu Loyalists and a corrupt police superintendent.
Style: realistic, semi serious, exciting, humorous
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: frame up, pirate, heroes, martial arts, police corruption, kung fu, violence, corruption, police, adventurer, crimes, fighting crime ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Police Story 3: Supercop (1992)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A Hong Kong detective teams up with his female Red Chinese counterpart to stop a Chinese drug czar.
Style: humorous, suspenseful, intense, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, police, gangsters, undercover, heroes, drug lord, kung fu, working undercover, law enforcement, crimes, undercover cop, farce ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: china, hong kong, thailand, asia, malaysia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Above the Law (1986)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Yuen Biao plays Jason Chan a lawyer, angry at the way the law seems to protect the bad guys, he decides to take the law into his own hands when a key witness and his entire family are murdered. but Cindy Si is soon on his case and it all spirals ...
Style: bleak, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, master warrior, rivalry, partners, deadly, crimes, law enforcement, legal, crime, righting the wronged, vigilantism ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.4
 15K
Project A (1983)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In late 19th Century Hong Kong the British may rule the land, but the pirates rule the waters. One Coast Guard officer is Dragon Ma, who is determined that his beloved Coast Guard will not be made a fool of.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, feel good, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, pirate, heroes, chase, smuggling, sea, police, ambition, tough law enforcer, partners, corrupt officer, against the odds ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, heroes, undercover, martial arts, partners against crime, rivalry, law enforcement, chases and races, master criminal, gang, dishonesty, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Mr. Canton and Lady Rose (1989)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A country boy becomes the head of a gang through the purchase of some lucky roses from an old lady. He and a singer at the gang's nightclub try to do a good deed for the old lady when her daughter comes to visit.
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious, cult film ...
Plot: martial arts, nightclub, gangsters, mafia, gang, leadership, hopes, crime, unlikely criminals, crimes, rivalry, romance ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, master warrior, fight, kung fu, wartime life, vengeance, master villain, rivalry, crimes, gang, escapades ...
Place: taiwan, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Magnificent Butcher (1979)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A plump butcher student of 'Wong Fei Hung', Lam Sai-Wing (Sammo) gets into trouble with a rival kung-fu school known as 'Five Dragons'. He is accused of raping the Head of that school's goddaughter and killing his son. Now ...
Style: stylized, humorous, semi serious
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, kidnapping, kung fu, master warrior, imaginary, good versus evil, nothing goes right, teachers and students, legends and myths, missing person, vengeance, vigilantism ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.5
 11K
Twin Dragons (1992)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Twins, separated at birth, end up as a Hong Kong gangster and a New York concert pianist. When the pianist travels to Hong Kong for a concert, the two inevitably get mistaken for each other.
Style: humorous, realistic, exciting, semi serious, road movie ...
Plot: twins, mistaken identity, farce, martial arts, gangsters, siblings relations, disorder, crimes, goofy hero, dragon, kung fu, chase ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.4
 8K
Thunderbolt (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In order to release his kidnapped sister, sports car mechanic Jackie Chan has to beat a super-criminal street racer.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: adventure, car chase, kidnapping, police, heroes, master criminal, vengeance, crimes, partners against crime, police investigation, tough heroes, auto mechanic ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, asia, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Million Dollar Heiress (1984)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Cousins Thomas and David, owners of a mobile restaurant, team up with their friend Moby, a bumbling private detective, to save the beautiful Sylvia, a pickpocket.
Style: exciting, humorous, stylized, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: chase, martial arts, chinese, van, kung fu fighting, adventure, buddies, private detective, buddy cop, woman in danger, danger, femme fatale ...
Time: 80s
Place: italy, spain, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Rumble in the Bronx (1995)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Keong comes from Hong Kong to visit New York for his uncle's wedding. His uncle runs a market in the Bronx and Keong offers to help out while Uncle is on his honeymoon. During his stay in the Bronx, Keong befriends a neighbor kid and beats up ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, entertaining, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gang, martial artist, supermarket, righting the wronged, one against many, kung fu, rescue, hostage, gangster, foot chase, gangsters ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: new york, bronx new york city, usa, manhattan new york city, hong kong ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.6
 30K
Police Story (1985)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A virtuous Hong Kong police officer must clear his name after he is framed for murder.
Style: humorous, stylized, exciting, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, chase, car chase, murder, chases and races, drug lord, crime, crimes, law enforcement, goofy hero, corrupt law enforcer, kung fu ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.6
 13K
Robin-B-Hood (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Family, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 136 min.
Story: For never-do-well compulsive gambler Fong, there's only one thing more fearsome than debtors at his doorstep - having to coax a crying baby. But what if the baby becomes his golden goose to fend off his debtors? Can he overcome his phobia of ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, realistic, cult film
Plot: babies and infants, kidnapping, gangsters, gambling, nothing goes right, rivalry, crimes, partners, debt, ransom, cons and scams, chase ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Prodigal Son (1981)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A rich man's son (Yuen Biao) believes himself to be the best kung fu fighter in Canton. Unfortunately, his father, anxious for his son's safety, bribes all his opponents to lose. After a humiliating defeat at the hands of an actor in a ...
Style: serious, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, fistfight, hand to hand combat, kung fu, heroes, gang, contests and competitions, coming of age, adventure, fighting crime, master warrior, anti hero ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: asia, china, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
My Lucky Stars 2: Twinkle Twinkle Lucky Stars (1985)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The third installment in the Lucky Stars series, following Winners and Sinners (1983) and My Lucky Stars (1985)... The team are released from prison to play detective in order to stop a ruthless gang from ruining their reputations, taking their ...
Style: humorous, suspenseful, realistic, semi serious, exciting
Plot: martial arts, farce, disorder, crimes, undercover, law enforcement, partners, chases and races, nothing goes right, rivalry, down on your luck, transvestism ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 7.3
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Knockabout (1979)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Yuen Baio and Ka-Yan Leung play brothers Yipao and Taipao, lovable rogues who convince a martial arts expert to take them on as students. When Yipao discovers that their teacher is actually a wanted criminal, Silver Fox (Chia Yung Liu), he is ...
Style: semi serious, humorous
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, revenge, gang, buddies, crimes, fighting crime, friends, cons and scams, vengeance, siblings relations, rivalry, hidden identity ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.6
 354
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, policewoman, police officer killed, law enforcement, master criminal, partners against crime, crime, deadly, gangsters, crimes, gang, police investigation ...
Time: 80s
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Dragon Strike (1982)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Sport
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Dragon and his madcap pal Cowboy spend their days getting into mischief, frustrating the elders, chasing girls, and competing in the village sport. When Dragon overhears a fiendish plot by smugglers to sell China's national treasures overseas, ...
Style: semi serious, touching, tense, captivating, humorous
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, stylized violence, crimes, partners, rivalry, cons and scams, against the odds, righting the wronged, dishonesty, buddies, heroic mission, kung fu master ...
Time: 80s
Place: asia, china, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 ⇓
38%
Last Tiger from Canton (1973)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Young Jackie was intrigued by Kung-Fu since an early age, but his father strictly forbade its practice. One day, he meets an old beggar who offers to teach Jackie how to fight. Jackie grows up to be quite good though he keeps his knowledge a secret ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, exciting, humorous
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, one man army, martial arts, rivalry, youth, power relations, graphic violence, kung fu classic, martial artist, karate, strongman, stylized violence ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.1
 4K
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 ⇓
37%
New Police Story (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Sent into a drunken tailspin when his entire unit is killed by a gang of thrill-seeking punks, disgraced Hong Kong police inspector Wing (Jackie Chan) needs help from his new rookie partner, with a troubled past of his own, to climb out of the ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, hostage, gang, redemption, partner, crimes, hostages, revenge, rivalry, haunted by the past, birthday, dark past ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: hong kong, china, asia, tokyo, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%