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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criminal, a bank clerk and a police officer find their destinies entwined when a loan shark gets assaulted after having withdrawn $10 million from the bank in the midst of the world financial crisis.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, atmospheric, rough, gloomy, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, crimes, crime, life is a bitch, moral dilemma, danger, human nature, loan, life turned upside down, disorder, down on your luck, honest law enforcer, step siblings, party, money, suicidal, death, criminal, kidnapping, crime boss, restaurant, elevator, stock market, investor, robbery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hong kong, asia

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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 crime, crimes, rivalry, criminal heroes, murder, law enforcement and dishonesty mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Life Without Principle: Expect the Unexpected (1998), The Major (2013), Stratos (2014), Headshot (2011), The Drop (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, heist, crime gone awry, wooing, disorder, law enforcement, criminal heroes, gangsters, crimes, crime, store, restaurant ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.3
 3K
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: police station, moral dilemma, crimes, police corruption, law enforcement, life turned upside down, social decay, irony of fate, justice, life is a bitch, dishonesty, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 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: realistic, serious, bleak, tense, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, forced into action, danger, crimes, criminal heroes, crime, master criminal, car, tunnel, money, death
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 6.2
 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: suspenseful, stylized, serious, atmospheric, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, deadly, dishonesty, life turned upside down, secret movement, honest law enforcer, rivalry, disorder, frame up, danger, crimes, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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 7.1
 134K
The Drop (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
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, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bar, organized crime, danger, criminal heroes, fall in love, robbery, crime, criminal's revenge, hitman, crime boss, crimes, catholic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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: realistic, exciting, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, crime, hitman, tough heroes, dishonesty, political corruption, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, heroes, betrayal, danger, vigilantism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 7.6
 4K
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, realistic, tense, emotional, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, crime, friends, crimes, hopes, gangsters, danger, self discovery, friendship, hitman, redemption, starting over ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, korea, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 4.6
 677
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, realistic, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, island, orphan, deadly, law enforcement, dishonesty, crimes, life is a bitch, crime, witnessing a crime, special agents, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sicily, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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: tense, exciting, realistic, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terminal illness, chase, cross dressing, race against time, revenge, heist, mind game, criminal heroes, crime, criminal's revenge, law enforcement, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: media, car chase, chase, police, on the run, criminal heroes, crimes, confined, crime, partners against crime, criminal's revenge, hostages ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
A Hero Never Dies (1998)
Genre: Drama, Crime, Action
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Jack and Martin are members of rival Chinese triads in the middle of a gang war. Both of their gang leaders like to get advice from a fortune teller living in Thailand. On one such trip, Martin's gang ambushes Jack's at a Thai hotel. There ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, stylized, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prostitute, partners, master criminal, law enforcement, buddies, rivalry, vengeance, leadership, gory, gang, crimes, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, asia, thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 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: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, neo noir, crimes, crime, partners against crime, chases and races, tough law enforcer, goofy hero, race against time, murder, deadly, master criminal ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ 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: realistic, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, prostitute, gang war, hitman, leadership, destiny, on the run, vengeance, good versus evil, rivalry, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: stylized, tense, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, rivalry, danger, police detective, police, crime, interpol, law enforcement, deadly, love triangle, love and romance, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia, japan, malaysia, korea ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.1
 9K
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: suspenseful, stylized, serious, rough, realistic ...
Plot: election, organized crime, crime, rise to the top, gangsters, merciless, criminal heroes, crimes, uninhibited rivalry, the underworld, bring down, elimination ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.4
 5K
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: stylized, serious, rough, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: election, triad, organized crime, merciless, uninhibited rivalry, criminal heroes, gangsters, deadly, elimination, dishonesty, ego clash, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 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: rough, realistic, bleak, suspenseful, serious
Plot: mole, undercover, drug dealing, overdose, dishonesty, law enforcement, addiction, heroin, drug abuse, life is a bitch, crimes, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 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: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Plot: investigation, murder, law enforcement, deadly, righting the wronged, intrigue, danger, rivalry, dishonesty, crimes, crime, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.2
 13
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: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners, dishonesty, law enforcement, police corruption, crime, crimes, tough law enforcer, police investigation, police, corruption
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.6
 18K
New World (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 134 min.
Story: An undercover cop has his loyalties tested when the boss of the corporate gang he's spent years infiltrating dies.
Style: captivating, tense, suspenseful, brutal, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, working undercover, undercover cop, criminal gang, moral dilemma, mind game, police chief, crimes, rivalry, group of criminals, betrayal, mafia ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south korea, asia, korea, seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 4.5
 2K
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: realistic, rough, serious, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chases and races, crimes, hopes, crime, heroes, parents and children, danger, woman in danger, race against time, daring rescue, disorder, starting over ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: serious, rough, exciting, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, undercover, partners against crime, criminal heroes, crimes, love and romance, gangsters, tough law enforcer, love affair, chases and races, couple relations, heist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Tactical Unit - Comrades in Arms (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Two tactical unit leaders are forced to put aside their differences to help catch a group of robbers.
Style: realistic, rough, serious, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: tough law enforcer, partners against crime, chases and races, criminal heroes, crime, crimes, on the run, rivalry, partners, master criminal, law enforcement, heist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Hollywood Flies (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Life is the buzz.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, rough, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, danger, criminal heroes, hostages, hitman, heist, murder, missing person, woman in danger, filmmaking, crime gone awry, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, las vegas, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.7
 777
One on One (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 122 min.
Story: On May 9th, a female high school student was brutally murdered. There are 7 suspects and 7 shadows that terrorize them. Who are they and which one of them is you?
Style: suspenseful, tense, bleak, serious, rough ...
Plot: murder, rivalry, gory, deadly, crime, crimes, vengeance, kidnapping, danger, vigilantism
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.1
 613
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: realistic, tense, rough, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, parents and children, crime, deadly, law enforcement, haunted by the past, police investigation, murder, urban, gain trust, college, handgun ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, belgium, ghent
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.1
 6K
Bummer (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Corrupt cops, street gangs, "Bratki" in "Bummers" (BMWs) steal and "Merins" (Mercedeses), angry truck drivers, beautiful women and death are what four friends in a black Bummer who go on a mission from one region of ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, crimes, on the road, dishonesty, intrigue, crime gone awry, rivalry, murder, on the run, chases and races, bribery, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.8
 528K
Drive (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A Hollywood stunt performer who moonlights as a wheelman for criminals discovers that a contract has been put on him after a heist gone wrong.
Style: serious, tense, atmospheric, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, neo noir, lone wolves, tough heroes, danger, mechanic, chases and races, crimes, criminal's revenge, heist, organized crime, getaway driver ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.3
 106
Blood Ties (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 240 min.
Story: An innocent American engineer is blackmailed by gangsters into a plot to assassinate his cousin, who is a judge in Sicily fighting the Mafia.
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: kidnapping, murder, crime, deadly, rescue, gangsters, crimes, danger, mafia, hitman, drugs, gangster
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: sicily, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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, tense, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Plot: prison life, prison, crimes, confined, vigilantism, vengeance, life is a bitch, chase, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, robbery, juvenile delinquency, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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