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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criminal, a bank clerk and a police officer find their destinies entwined when a loan shark gets assaulted after having withdrawn $10 million from the bank in the midst of the world financial crisis.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, gloomy
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, human nature, crimes, life is a bitch, moral dilemma, danger, disorder, honest law enforcer, police, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, husband wife relationship, bank clerk, crime, loan, life turned upside down, down on your luck, step siblings, stock exchange, henchman, party, money, suicidal, death, criminal, kidnapping ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, 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, crime, dishonesty, danger, murder, rivalry and criminal heroes mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Life Without Principle: The Major (2013), The Butcher's Son (2009), Expect the Unexpected (1998), Ginostra (2002), Outlaw Country (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, bleak, rough, serious ...
Plot: moral dilemma, police station, crimes, police corruption, law enforcement, life turned upside down, social decay, irony of fate, justice, dishonesty, crime, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: uncover truth, tough heroes, rivalry, vengeance, haunted by the past, crimes, heroes, betrayal, vigilantism, danger, political corruption, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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, rough, serious, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, heist, gangsters, criminal heroes, disorder, crime, crimes, store, law enforcement, wooing, crime gone awry, elevator ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 4.6
 685
Ginostra (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Italy, USA
Duration: 135 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: rough, serious, tense, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, island, life is a bitch, mystery, law enforcement, investigation, orphan, sexual content, danger, family in danger, witnessing a crime, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, sicily, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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 6.0
 656
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: gang, family relations, crimes, parents and children, society, danger, love and romance, crime
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: danger, deadly, dishonesty, life is a bitch, crimes, unfulfillment, gangsters, violence, husband wife relationship, environmentalism, mob boss, shooting ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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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: serious, rough, realistic, stylized, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, chases and races, secret movement, honest law enforcer, life turned upside down, frame up, rivalry, disorder, crimes, crime, deadly, sexual content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 7.0
 2K
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, bleak, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, tunnel, master criminal, danger, criminal heroes, crimes, crime, forced into action, bakery, car, money, death
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Hollywood Flies (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Life is the buzz.
Style: serious, psychological, suspenseful, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, heist, chase, murder, crime gone awry, dishonesty, missing person, couples, crimes, criminal heroes, danger, hitman ...
Time: contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa, los angeles, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 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: bleak, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: mole, undercover, drug dealing, working undercover, drug abuse, life is a bitch, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, tragic hero, moral dilemma, overdose ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.0
 2K
On the Job (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Philippines
Duration: 118 min.
Story: On The Job is about the ambitions and passions of four men trying to make a living, for themselves and their families. It shows the parallels between two prison inmates who are contract killers, and the two agents of the law investigating the ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, crimes, gangsters, danger, assassination, honest law enforcer, corrupt law enforcer, corruption, deadly, criminal heroes, dishonesty, politics ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, the philippines, manila philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.9
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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: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, crimes, undercover, police investigation, gangsters, police corruption, heroes, partners against crime, police detective, hitman, law enforcement, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, police detective, danger, rivalry, criminal heroes, crime, law enforcement, deadly, crimes, uninhibited rivalry, love triangle, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hong kong, asia, japan, macau, malaysia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.0
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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: rough, tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, downfall, crimes, crime, ambition, blind ambition, gang, criminal heroes, unfulfillment, urban, drugs/alcohol, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.1
 815
After the Fall (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Bill Scanlin loses his job and embarks on a life of crime. As Bill stays ahead of the law, he discovers that sometimes the only thing worse than getting caught is getting away with it.
Style: psychological, tense, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: crimes, protecting from truth, downfall, human nature, unfulfillment, destructive relationship, danger, rivalry, family relations, society, murder, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 4.5
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Inside Out (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: For the last thirteen years AJ (Triple H) has been behind bars, convicted of manslaughter for killing a man who intended to kill his best friend, Jack (Michael Rapaport). Now released, AJ wants nothing more than to start a small business and live a ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, tense, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: danger, starting over, daring rescue, tough heroes, chases and races, forced into action, hopes, heroes, woman in danger, crimes, disorder, buddies ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: media, chase, police, tough law enforcer, on the run, police investigation, siege, gang, deadly, rivalry, master criminal, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, exciting, atmospheric, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, gang war, hitman, vengeance, crimes, gangsters, rivalry, gang, law enforcement, deadly, prostitute, mob boss ...
Time: contemporary
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Easy Money III: Life Deluxe (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 127 min.
Story: JW now lives in exile and is more than ever determined to find out what happened to his missing sister Camilla. Every trace leads him to the world of organized crime in Stockholm. Jorge is about to do his last score - the largest robbery in Swedish ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, robbery, revenge, murder, criminal, working undercover, danger, missing person, criminal heroes, crime, gangsters, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden
⇓ 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: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, undercover, crimes, police investigation, law enforcement, chases and races, gang, disorder, gangsters, partners against crime, dishonesty, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.2
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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: serious, tense, suspenseful, twists and turns, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, confined, disorder, crime gone awry, dishonesty, crimes, criminal heroes, suspect, crime boss, hotel, profanity, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.2
 3K
Offender (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Justice needs to be served at Britain's most notorious young offenders institute.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense, rough
Plot: confined, crimes, prison life, prison, vengeance, vigilantism, life is a bitch, chase, juvenile delinquency, robbery, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.8
 10K
A Single Shot (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The tragic death of a beautiful young girl starts a tense and atmospheric game of cat and mouse between hunter John Moon and the hardened backwater criminals out for his blood.
Style: suspenseful, serious, psychological, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: loner, divorce, wilderness, poacher, crimes, danger, haunted by the past, moral dilemma, drifter, human nature, violence, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, west virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 6.9
 4K
PTU (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Over the course of one night, a team of cops frantically search for their colleague's missing gun.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, police detective, investigation, murder, gang, rivalry, track down, partners against crime, goofy hero, martial arts, tough law enforcer, race against time ...
Time: contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Running Out of Time (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Police inspector and excellent hostage negotiator Ho Sheung-Sang finds himself in over his head when he is pulled into a 72 hour game by a cancer suffering criminal out for vengeance on Hong Kong's organized crime syndicates.
Style: realistic, stylized, tense, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terminal illness, race against time, cross dressing, chase, revenge, master criminal, rivalry, dishonesty, law enforcement, crime, heist, mind game ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.9
 3K
Spotless (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Set in London, SPOTLESS is the story of a troubled crime scene cleaner, Jean, whose tidy life is turned upside down when his outlaw brother Martin crash lands into his world, entangling them in the deadly dynamics of organized crime.
Style: tense, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, haunted by the past, family problems, disorder, gangsters, drugs/alcohol, brother brother relationship, murder, crime scene, crime boss, graphic violence, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.6
 5K
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, emotional, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: redemption, self discovery, profanity, urban, reform, starting over, hitman, friendship, friends, criminal heroes, crimes, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.8
 14
The Badge (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The only difference between a cop and a criminal is The Badge. Detective Vince McKinley and his partner Martin Goulet have to solve the biggest case of their careers: a series of evidence have been stolen from their own precinct. Through out the ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, tense, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners, dishonesty, law enforcement, crime, crimes, tough law enforcer, police investigation, police corruption, badge, police, corruption
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.8
 2K
A Quiet Life (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, France, Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The story of a man who murdered thirty-two people, gained power, and then got afraid because too many people wanted to kill him. One August morning, he disappeared. For fifteen years, everyone believed him dead.
Style: serious, rough, tense, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: parents and children, faked death, hitman, gangsters, deadly, hidden identity, dishonesty, criminal heroes, crimes, haunted by the past, family relations, coma ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe, frankfurt germany, naples italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.7
 93
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, rough, serious, tense, suspenseful
Plot: murder, investigation, intrigue, rivalry, crimes, deadly, mystery, crime, danger, parents and children, law enforcement, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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