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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criminal, a bank clerk and a police officer find their destinies entwined when a loan shark gets assaulted after having withdrawn $10 million from the bank in the midst of the world financial crisis.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, gloomy
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, bank clerk, human nature, crimes, life is a bitch, moral dilemma, danger, disorder, honest law enforcer, financial problem, financial ruin, police, criminal, financial crisis, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, husband wife relationship, mogul, stock exchange, crime investigation, investigation, murder investigation, crime, graphic violence, loan, life turned upside down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, tense and suspenseful films with plots about crimes, crime, danger, murder, dishonesty, deadly and law enforcement mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Life Without Principle: Headshot (2011), The Major (2013), The Detective 2 (2011), Expect the Unexpected (1998), Outlaw Country (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: suspenseful, rough, tense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, danger, vengeance, disorder, frame up, secret movement, deadly, crimes, dishonesty, assassination, graphic violence, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: thailand, asia
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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, suspenseful, rough, bleak, serious ...
Plot: moral dilemma, life is a bitch, life turned upside down, crimes, police station, police corruption, dishonesty, law enforcement, corrupt law enforcer, disorder, change of heart, police ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
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84%
The Detective 2 (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Mysteries keep revolving around Tam’s life.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, stylized, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: law enforcement, investigation, police detective, police investigation, murder, riddles and clues, danger, private detective, crimes, crime, graphic violence, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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: realistic, serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: disorder, store, wooing, law enforcement, crimes, gangsters, criminal heroes, crime, rivalry, crime gone awry, heist, car theft ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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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, serious, suspenseful, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, crimes, family relations, parents and children, danger, society, love and romance, crime, graphic violence
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, tennessee
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74%
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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: hitman, crimes, tunnel, danger, forced into action, redemption, save the day, curse, crime, criminal heroes, master criminal, bakery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: greece
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71%
 4.6
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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: suspenseful, rough, tense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, island, investigation, life is a bitch, orphan, mystery, law enforcement, dishonesty, crimes, danger, sexual content, family in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, sicily, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: uncover truth, rivalry, crimes, political corruption, danger, hitman, vengeance, haunted by the past, heroes, betrayal, dishonesty, vigilantism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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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, tense, realistic
Plot: murder, law enforcement, investigation, police investigation, crimes, deadly, murder investigation, small town, crime, mystery, police officer, shot point blank ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, rough
Plot: investigation, murder, mystery, law enforcement, dishonesty, danger, crimes, deadly, intrigue, rivalry, righting the wronged, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.4
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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, tense, rough, captivating ...
Plot: election, organized crime, triad, henchman, rules and policies, ambition, dishonesty, rivalry, crimes, gangsters, criminal heroes, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Little New York (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, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: deadly, dishonesty, danger, life is a bitch, gangsters, crimes, unfulfillment, violence, environmentalism, shooting, mob boss, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, disturbing, rough, captivating ...
Plot: dealer, filmmaking, drug dealing, crimes, introspection, single parent, life is a bitch, stoners, down on your luck, crime, rivalry, danger
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.6
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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: rough, emotional, tense, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, going straight, friendship, self discovery, redemption, hitman, danger, starting over, crimes, hopes, loan shark, rebellious youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: serious, realistic, tense, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: crimes, juvenile delinquency, urban ghetto life, working class, moral dilemma, society, crime gone awry, drug dealing, downfall, life is a bitch, unemployment, police detective ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, dublin ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Hollywood Flies (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Life is the buzz.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.2
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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: rough, bleak, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: mole, undercover, drug dealing, working undercover, life is a bitch, drug abuse, dishonesty, law enforcement, crimes, moral dilemma, tragic hero, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.1
 147K
The Drop (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Bob Saginowski finds himself at the center of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighborhood's past where friends, families, and foes all work together to make a living - no matter the cost.
Style: tense, serious, captivating, twists and turns, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, organized crime, robbery, crimes, criminal's revenge, crime boss, gangsters, danger, fall in love, bar, crime, hitman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, boston, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 6.1
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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: tense, psychological, rough, captivating, serious ...
Plot: urban ghetto life, uncover truth, investigation, life turned upside down, life is a bitch, society, working class, crimes, down on your luck, death, suspicion, columnist ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, undercover, police investigation, law enforcement, crimes, disorder, heist, gang, gangsters, partners against crime, chases and races, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, atmospheric, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, murder, gang war, hitman, vengeance, rivalry, crimes, gang, deadly, law enforcement, prostitute, manhunt ...
Time: contemporary
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 3.4
 240
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: crime gone awry, crimes, police corruption, disorder, urban ghetto, law enforcement, friendship, danger, rivalry, profanity, sexual content, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.0
 624
Baseline (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The Baseline is the centre of the East London grime club scene and the queue regularly stretches around the block. Danny works on the door - breaking up fights and managing drunk kids. However, when he rescues Terry, the club owner and local gang ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, captivating, tense, exciting ...
Plot: crimes, gang, breakup, gangsters, rivalry, moral dilemma, danger, murder, love and romance, hitman, crime, master criminal
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Jesse Stone: Sea Change (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When Police Chief Jesse Stone's relationship with his ex-wife worsens, he fears he will relapse into alcoholism. To get his mind off his problems, Jesse begins working on the unsolved murder of a bank teller shot during a robbery. Meanwhile, ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: police investigation, crimes, investigation, crime, murder, uncover truth, heist, deadly, life is a bitch, law enforcement, coma, cold case ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, year 1992, 90s ...
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.7
 274
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, tense, psychological, serious ...
Plot: heist, crimes, family relations, family in crisis, society, unemployment, parents and children, down on your luck, plan, bankruptcy, danger, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Jesse Stone: Night Passage (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In this prequel to 'Stone Cold,' Tom Selleck reprises his role as Jesse Stone, an L.A. cop who relocates to a small town only to find himself immersed in one mystery after the other.
Style: rough, captivating, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: police investigation, crime, crimes, murder, who done it, law enforcement, police station, gangsters, deadly, mystery, police officer, small town life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, massachusetts, new england, santa monica california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Fulltime Killer (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Professional assassin O has resided in an isolated world of killing and loneliness. But his life begins to change once he meets the innocent Chin; hired to clean O's apartment. However, soon the flamboyent and reckless Tok enters Chin's ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, exciting, harsh, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, dark hero, police detective, danger, rivalry, criminal heroes, crimes, crime, law enforcement, fall in love, love triangle, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, japan, asia, malaysia, macau ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.2
 1K
2:22 (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The plan was easy; the job was not. On a snowy night a tight crew of four criminals plan to pull off a routine heist. When things go horribly wrong, friendship, loyalty and trust are pushed to the limit.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, twists and turns, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, confined, crime gone awry, disorder, dishonesty, criminal heroes, crimes, crime boss, suspect, profanity, crime, hotel ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.9
 1K
Salvo (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A hitman for the Sicilian Mafia, Salvo is solitary, cold and ruthless. When he sneaks into a house to eliminate a man, he discovers Rita, a young blind girl who powerlessly stands by while her brother is assassinated. Salvo tries to close those ...
Style: atmospheric, tense, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: hitman, gang war, crimes, murder, danger, mafia, blind girl, romance, fall in love, blind woman, couples, solitary ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, sicily
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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, emotional, atmospheric, tense ...
Plot: infidelity, dishonesty, double life, car accident, sex scene, uncover truth, mystery, murder, crimes, couples, danger, life turned upside down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%