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Life Without Principle (2011)
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Life Without Principle (2011)
Original name: 奪命金
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A criminal, a bank clerk and a police officer find their destinies entwined when a loan shark gets assaulted after having withdrawn $10 million from the bank in the midst of the world financial crisis.
Style: tense, rough, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, realistic, captivating, noir, bloody, gloomy
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, bank clerk, human nature, stock exchange, crimes, life is a bitch, moral dilemma, disorder, honest law enforcer, financial problem, financial ruin, police, criminal, financial crisis, husband wife relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, crime investigation, investigation, murder investigation, mogul, investor, graphic violence, down on your luck, loan, life turned upside down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, china, asia

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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, dishonesty, danger, rivalry, gangsters, law enforcement and murder mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Life Without Principle: The Detective 2 (2011), Expect the Unexpected (1998), Election 2 (2006), Outlaw Country (2012), The Major (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Detective 2 (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Mysteries keep revolving around Tam’s life.
Style: realistic, stylized, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: crimes, police investigation, law enforcement, police detective, investigation, murder, private detective, riddles and clues, graphic violence, danger, urban, deadly
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, china, thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Expect the Unexpected (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In this "cops and robbers" film, a raid on a jewelry store staged by a band of amateur hold-up artists goes horribly wrong, leading to a shoot-out. The elite Organized Crime Bureau team, headed by Captain Ching King Gen, is poised to go ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroic bloodshed, crime gone awry, crimes, law enforcement, gangsters, criminal heroes, rivalry, wooing, heist, store, disorder, restaurant ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 7.3
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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, realistic, rough, captivating ...
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, crimes, election, ambition, rivalry, henchman, criminal heroes, dishonesty, rules and policies, crime boss, mafia ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china, hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 5.7
 706
Outlaw Country (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A crime thriller/family drama set against the backdrop of southern organized crime and Nashville royalty where music, love, hope and tragedy collide. Created as a pilot for a TV Series which was not taken up, this has now been aired as a TV Movie.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, gang, family relations, parents and children, society, love and romance, graphic violence, danger
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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 7.2
 4K
The Major (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: On a cold winter’s day Sergey Sobolev, a major at the local police office, is driving to the hospital where his wife is about to give birth to their child. High from happiness, he’s driving too fast and runs down a boy on a passage walk, who ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, rough, bleak ...
Plot: moral dilemma, crimes, life turned upside down, police corruption, dishonesty, police station, change of heart, corrupt law enforcer, disorder, life is a bitch, social decay, irony of fate ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Breaking News (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When an ambulatory TV news unit live broadcasts the embarrassing defeat of a police battalion by five bank robbers in a ballistic showdown, the credibility of the police force drops to a nadir. While on a separate investigation in a run-down ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: media, police, hostage, chase, police investigation, on the run, siege, journalism, gang, criminal's revenge, master criminal, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.5
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Breathless (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Sang-hoon is a lowlife gangster, a debt collector exercising thuggish ways to collect his money. The recipient of nothing but anger since his childhood, he expresses himself through violence. When he finally encounters someone who can stand up to ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, rough, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crimes, going straight, self discovery, friendship, loan shark, hitman, hopes, starting over, redemption, rebellious youth, child in peril ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.4
 1K
Mystery (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: China, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A car full of irresponsible youths hit a woman on a rainy freeway and think she is trying an insurance scam.
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, emotional, tense ...
Plot: infidelity, double life, dishonesty, car accident, uncover truth, mystery, murder, crimes, couples, chinese, flashback, accident ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 7.1
 3K
Stratos (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Greece, Germany, Cyprus
Duration: 137 min.
Story: At age 19, Stratos committed a crime of passion. He spent half his life in prison, where underground boss Leonidas took him under his wing. One day during a rival gang attack, Leonidas saved his life. Stratos never forgot this. A free man now, ...
Style: tense, serious, suspense, captivating, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, tunnel, forced into action, redemption, save the day, curse, hitman, police officer, empire, bakery, criminal heroes, master criminal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 4.6
 762
Ginostra (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Italy, USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: An FBI Agent from America and his bride and young child travel to the Sicilian island of Ginostra to solve the murder of a key witness.
Style: tense, serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, island, law enforcement, orphan, investigation, life is a bitch, mystery, coming of age, family in danger, crimes, dishonesty, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, sicily, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.1
 2K
Headshot (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Thailand, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A hitman named Tul is shot in the head during an assignment. When he wakes up from a two month coma Tul discovers that he literally sees everything upside down.
Style: neo noir, serious, tense, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, disorder, vengeance, dishonesty, crimes, secret movement, frame up, assassination, sex, asian, rivalry, chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.6
 9K
Metro Manila (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, Philippines
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Seeking a brighter future in megacity Manila, Oscar Ramirez and his family flee their impoverished life in the rice fields of the northern Philippines. But the sweltering capital's bustling intensity quickly overwhelms them, and they fall prey ...
Style: realistic, tense, serious, captivating, neo noir ...
Plot: heist, security guard, crimes, life is a bitch, society, rookie, gain trust, against the rules, corrupt law enforcer, mistrust, poverty, working class ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: the philippines, manila philippines, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 3.3
 262
Decisions (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When a group of friends decide to pull a bank heist to get out from underneath their money troubles. They quickly discover that things can unravel in a hurry! A compromised LAPD Detective (Corey Haim) on the take with a crime syndicate figure want ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: crimes, crime gone awry, law enforcement, disorder, urban ghetto, police corruption, friendship, rivalry, sexual content, graphic violence, gangsters, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Snow on tha Bluff (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: When Curtis Snow steals a video camera from some college kids during a dope deal, he gives the camera to his best friend, Pancho, and they start documenting their lives. At first its business as usual for Curtis. He robs dope boys, he runs from the ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, psychological, tense ...
Plot: dealer, filmmaking, drug dealing, crimes, introspection, life is a bitch, single parent, found footage, gangsters, rivalry, down on your luck, stoners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.7
 300
Now or Never (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 92 min.
Story: As a mother, in principle, you do not rob banks. But these days, it can be a solution for the future of your home, and not to give up on your dreams. Playing the thieves can quickly become dangerous and bad encounters can turn into a love story ...
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, tense, serious ...
Plot: crimes, heist, family relations, down on your luck, parents and children, family in crisis, society, unemployment, plan, bankruptcy, life is a bitch, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.1
 115
Bloodlines (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: After Elaine Hopkin is found dead, apparent an OD suicide, her firstborn Mark wouldn't even inform his dad James Hopkin, who was locked up for murder. Kid sister Justine, a cocky uniformed cop, goes visit him, only to learn he was just ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful, rough
Plot: investigation, murder, mystery, righting the wronged, dishonesty, rivalry, crimes, intrigue, law enforcement, parents and children, police, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Cop on a Mission (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Mike, a cop who is becoming increasingly frustrated with his tiresome job with little benefits, whilst the criminals live a life of luxury. He is offered a undercover job to infiltrate a Triad gang led by Boss Tin. Mike slowly becomes engrossed in ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, undercover, law enforcement, police investigation, crimes, disorder, heist, dishonesty, gangsters, partners, gang, partners against crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.2
 5K
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: serious, rough, bleak, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: crimes, drug dealing, mole, undercover, working undercover, drug abuse, life is a bitch, law enforcement, dishonesty, tragic hero, moral dilemma, spy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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The Butcher's Son (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Dominican Republic
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A cop works against his country's corrupt government in order to find justice on a case.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, uncover truth, haunted by the past, betrayal, vengeance, vigilantism, dishonesty, hitman, crimes, heroes, political corruption, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Jesse Stone: No Remorse (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Police Chief Jesse Stone, who was suspended by the Paradise, Mass. Town Council, begins moonlighting for his friend, State Homicide Commander Healy, by investigating a series of murders in Boston, leaving Rose and Suitcase to handle a crime spree in ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, tense
Plot: murder, law enforcement, investigation, police investigation, crimes, small town, murder investigation, serial killer, police officer, mystery, hit and run, chief of police ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Between the Canals (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Three small time criminals from Dublin's North Inner City each aspire to be somebody in a fast changing society.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, tense, captivating ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, crimes, crime gone awry, society, drug dealing, moral dilemma, urban ghetto life, working class, life is a bitch, downfall, unemployment, police detective ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, dublin ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
One Nite in Mongkok (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Hong Kong nihilism. December 22, a street quarrel leads to the death of a gang leader's son. Next day, he seeks revenge on his brother, a rival boss. He calls on Liu, a fixer, to import a hit man from the mainland. Lai Fu, a tough and youthful ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, gangsters, gang war, murder, vengeance, rivalry, crimes, gang, law enforcement, revenge, organized crime, corrupt cop ...
Time: contemporary
Place: china, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.1
 10K
Election (2005)
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: suspense, captivating, rough, suspenseful, bloody ...
Plot: election, organized crime, gangsters, crimes, ego clash, rise to the top, rivalry, ambition, rules and policies, uninhibited rivalry, temperamental, elimination ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: china, hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.1
 639
Baseline (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
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Style: serious, suspenseful, captivating, exciting, tense ...
Plot: gangsters, gang, crimes, breakup, rivalry, moral dilemma, murder, love and romance, master criminal, hitman, danger
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.0
 5K
PTU (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: serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, neo noir
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, police detective, goofy hero, investigation, rivalry, partners against crime, track down, gang, murder, master criminal, tough law enforcer, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: hong kong, china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Staten Island (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Sully (Ethan Hawke) is desperate to give his unborn son the chance he never had. Jasper (Seymour Cassel) wants to escape the mobsters that have infiltrated his life and business. Parmie Tarzo (Vincent D'Onofrio), a local mob boss, dreams of ...
Style: serious, tense, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, dishonesty, crimes, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, violence, husband wife relationship, murder, mob boss, environmentalism, heist, mafia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.1
 744
Code 37 (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A famous writer is violated in a sex-movie-theatre. He had a date with Roos, a young student who works also as a prostitute. Quickly it becomes clear that more students are active in the prostitution. Enough reason for Hannah and her team to go ...
Style: tense, atmospheric, psychological, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police investigation, crimes, gain trust, haunted by the past, parents and children, law enforcement, college, prostitution, rivalry, strong female presence, assault ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, ghent, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.1
 12K
God's Pocket (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A boozy lowlife tries to bury the truth about his crazy stepson's suspicious death, but a nosy newspaper columnist and the young man's mother complicate matters.
Style: psychological, tense, rough, captivating, neo noir ...
Plot: working class, urban ghetto life, investigation, uncover truth, life turned upside down, life is a bitch, crimes, society, down on your luck, death, suspicion, self discovery ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 70s, contemporary
Place: pennsylvania, usa, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.0
 2K
Top Dog (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Hooligan boss Billy Evans has it all - a successful business, a beautiful family and respect on the terraces. But when he clashes with gangster Mickey over a backstreet proetection racket, Billy soon finds himself out of his depth as they look to ...
Style: tense, rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, gangsters, crimes, rivalry, police corruption, undercover, dishonesty, law enforcement, snitch, police shootout, revenge, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%