Movies like Life Without Principle

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Life Without Principle
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criminal, a bank clerk and a police officer find their destinies entwined when a loan shark gets assaulted after having withdrawn $10 million from the bank in the midst of the world financial crisis.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: atmospheric, serious, gloomy, realistic, rough, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: human nature, crime, down on your luck, crimes, disorder, moral dilemma, hitman, life turned upside down, danger, life is a bitch, loan, honest law enforcer, step siblings, stock market crash, financial crisis, risk, gas, kidnapping, stock market, bank, murder, stabbed in the chest, death, elevator, money ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, hong kong

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, rough and suspenseful films with plots about crimes, crime, murder, rivalry, gangsters, dishonesty and law enforcement mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Life Without Principle: Headshot (2011), Ginostra (2002), New World (2013), Metro Manila (2013), Breathless (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Headshot
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, atmospheric, realistic, rough, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, neo noir, crime, frame up, life turned upside down, hitman, crimes, disorder, chase, chases and races, danger, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
 4.5
 666
Ginostra
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: serious, gloomy, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: special agents, crime, investigation, murder, island, crimes, deadly, mystery, law enforcement, life is a bitch, orphan, witnessing a crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, sicily, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   69%
    User:   68%
 
 7.6
 17K
New World
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: tense, suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, gangsters, undercover cop, betrayal, police, organized crime, gangster, mob, mafia, violent, twists & turns, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea, south korea, seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   64%
    User:   65%
 
 7.6
 7K
Metro Manila
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: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, sincere ...
Plot: heist, crime, crimes, dishonesty, urban, partners, power relations, security guard, against the rules, innocence lost, teaching the ways of the world, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, the philippines, manila philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   67%
 
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 7.6
 4K
Breathless
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, serious, realistic, emotional, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: going straight, crime, starting over, self discovery, urban, crimes, hopes, friends, gangsters, redemption, friendship, hitman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   57%
 
A Hero Never Dies
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: serious, rough, realistic, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: anti heroes, martial arts, gory, buddies, crime, criminal's revenge, gang, gangsters, master criminal, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, hong kong, thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   54%
 
Cop on a Mission
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, suspenseful, realistic, rough, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, bank, gang, crime, gangsters, heist, working undercover, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, partners, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   46%
 
Hollywood Flies
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Life is the buzz.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the road, crime, criminal heroes, nothing goes right, hostages, desert, mystery, chase, crime gone awry, on the run, cons and scams, heist ...
Time: contemporary
Place: las vegas, los angeles, nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   39%
 
 6.9
 4K
PTU
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, crime, neo noir, martial arts, gang, master criminal, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, race against time, track down, murder, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   50%
 
Expect the Unexpected
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, suspenseful, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime gone awry, crime, heist, crimes, store, gangsters, wooing, criminal heroes, law enforcement, rivalry, disorder, robbery gone awry ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   44%
 
Swallowtail Butterfly
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 148 min.
Story: Swallowtail Butterfly takes place in an alternate Japan, in a ghetto where immigrants from all over the world have come to live and make their fortune. The city is called Yentown, and it is much like Tokyo. Sixteen-year-old Ageha (Ito), a young girl ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: prostitute, crime, immigrants, crimes, nightclub, criminal's revenge, gang, urban ghetto, gangsters, orphan, crime gone awry, forgery ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   53%
 
A Single Shot
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: serious, atmospheric, realistic, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: haunted by the past, crimes, danger, human nature, poacher, container, pickup truck, shotgun, wilderness, accidental death, trailer, motel ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, west virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   40%
 
 7.1
 127K
The Drop
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, realistic, clever, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, gangsters, organized crime, crime gone awry, robbery, hitman, gangster, violence, bar, murder, death, neo noir ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, new york, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   38%
 
 7.2
 5K
Bummer
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: rough, serious, realistic, tense, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hip hop, criminal heroes, crime, on the road, gangsters, crime gone awry, on the run, crimes, intrigue, murder, chases and races, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   47%
 
 7.1
 8K
Election
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: crime, gangsters, criminal heroes, ambition, crimes, rivalry, ego clash, organized crime, rise to the top, uninhibited rivalry, hoodlum, election ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   51%
 
 7.3
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Protégé
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, bleak, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Plot: crime, drugs/alcohol, drug dealing, drug abuse, working undercover, crimes, undercover, dishonesty, life is a bitch, addiction, law enforcement, mole ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   36%
 
 6.1
 2K
Hyena
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Good policing doesn't necessarily mean doing everything by the book. But as the business of crime in London turns to favour the Albanians and Turks, how does a "good" policeman survive?
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, crime, gangsters, crimes, murder, human trafficking, gang, drug dealing, police investigation, drug dealer, danger, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   48%
 
Breaking News
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bank, criminal heroes, media, crime, police investigation, criminal's revenge, gang, hostages, chase, master criminal, police, partners against crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   34%
 
Between the Canals
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, rough, realistic
Plot: gangsters, crime, juvenile delinquency, urban ghetto, single parent, crime gone awry, downfall, drug dealing, going straight, down on your luck, unemployment, urban ghetto life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   45%
 
 7.5
 893
The Fixer
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Story: The Fixer is a British drama television series, produced by Kudos for ITV. Set in modern Britain, it follows the life of John Mercer, an ex-British Special Forces soldier, arrested by police for killing his aunt and uncle following his discovery of ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: assassination, crime, working undercover, realism, hitman, crimes, undercover, deadly, chases and races, danger, partners, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   33%
 
Running Out of Time
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terminal illness, crime, criminal's revenge, master criminal, mind game, race against time, heist, revenge, chases and races, crimes, chase, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   35%
 
 6.1
 567
Code 37
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, police investigation, crimes, urban, law enforcement, parents and children, haunted by the past, murder, deadly, gain trust, handgun, gun ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium, europe, ghent
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   30%
 
 6.2
 455
West 32nd
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: South Korea, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When John Kim, an ambitious young lawyer, takes on a pro bono case to exonerate a fourteen-year-old boy from a first degree murder charge, he finds a world he never knew existed in the underbelly of Manhattan - the Korean underworld.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: crime, gangsters, tough heroes, fish out of water, crimes, hotshot lawyer, ambition, blind ambition, deadly, society, murder, gangster ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   33%
 
 5.5
 1K
Dragon Squad
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A team of Interpol agents arrive in the city to testify against a local crime lord. However on the way to court the vehicle carrying the Triad boss is attacked and the crime lord snatched, not by his own people but by another foe.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, martial arts, interpol, gangsters, master criminal, crime, special agents, tough heroes, sniper, chases and races, crimes, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   40%
 
 7.5
 785
Code 37
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Female detective Hannah Maes leads a police squad, specialized in sexual offenses. A smaller, but important part of the story is about the private quest of Hannah. She investigates a past robbery at her home and the subsequent brutal rape of her ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, police investigation, crimes, urban, law enforcement, murder, deadly, police chief, robbery, investigation, latex gloves, woman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium, europe, ghent
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   31%
 
Eye in the Sky
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The head of an elite Hong Kong surveillance unit (Simon Yam) keeps one eye on his rookie apprentice (Kate Tsui) and the other on a notorious criminal (Tony Leung Ka Fai) he suspects of masterminding a recent jewel heist in this tense thriller from ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, police investigation, fighting crime, track down, heist, crimes, master criminal, law enforcement, criminal heroes, gang, undercover, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   36%
 
 6.6
 998
Paris by Night
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Police commander Simon Weiss, head of the division that supervises Paris’s demi-monde, starts out on his nightly tour of bars, discos and strip clubs, making sure once again that the owners don’t bend the rules too far. Weiss knows he’s ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: neo noir, crime, crimes, nightclub, dishonesty, law enforcement, anti heroes, urban, gangsters, fighting crime, intrigue, nightlife ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   36%
 
Little New York
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: offbeat, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime, crimes, danger, deadly, dishonesty, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, low lives, dismemberment, shot in the head, environmentalism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   28%
 
 6.7
 11K
Adulthood
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After serving six years for killing his schoolmate, a young man learns that someone is out for revenge.
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, rough, bleak
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: crime, criminal's revenge, juvenile delinquency, urban ghetto, urban ghetto life, gang, crimes, going straight, starting over, vengeance, teenage life, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   33%
 
44 Inch Chest
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Provocative, outrageously profane and surprisingly tender amidst an explosion of unbridled testosterone, 44 INCH CHEST explores the masculine ego at breaking point, testing whether fear is stronger than love. Colin (Ray Winstone) is in agony, ...
Style: serious, gloomy, dark humor, realistic, rough ...
Plot: infidelity, gangsters, crime, confined, crimes, rivalry, hostages, vengeance, dishonesty, love and romance, revenge, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   33%
 
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