Movies like Hitman 1998

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Hitman (1998)
 6.2
 5K
Hitman (1998)
Original name: 殺手之王
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Financially troubled, a newbie hitman reluctantly takes the job of finding the plotted killer of a Japanese tycoon.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination, hitman, martial arts, heroes, yakuza, revenge, crimes, vengeance, crime, track down, danger, chases and races, dishonesty, chaos and mayhem, buddies, deadly, rivalry, fish out of water, cons and scams, competition, fight, kung fu, police, violence, death ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and exciting films with plots about crimes, violence, rivalry, gun, gangsters, gunfight and martial arts mostly in Action, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Hitman: The Last Blood (1990), High Risk (1995), Naked Weapon (2002), Vengeance (2009), The Defender (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.4
 336
The Last Blood (1990)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Tam is Lui Tai, an Interpol agent assigned to protect a famous religious leader, the Daka Lama, who's targeted for death by the militant Japanese terrorist group, the Red Army. Lui Tai hooks up with the Daka Lama in Singapore, but a Red Army ...
Style: rough, stylized, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, airport, hospital, master criminal, law enforcement, hitman, interpol, heroic mission, wooing, clergy, danger, heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: singapore, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.1
 4K
High Risk (1995)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 101 min.
Story: After failing to save his wife from 'The Doctor', Kit Li is working as a bodyguard and secret stunt double for the cowardly martial arts film star Frankie Lane. Frankie attends an exhibition of the crown jewels of Russia at a Hong Kong ...
Style: humorous, suspenseful, semi serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: hostage, heroes, martial arts, hostages, crimes, womanizer, daring rescue, deadly, chases and races, hotel, showbiz, skyscraper ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.5
 7K
Naked Weapon (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A mysterious woman, known as Madame M, kidnaps forty pre-teen girls and transports them to a remote island to train them as the most deadly assassins. CIA operative Jack Chen follows the case for 6 years with no leads, but when a series of ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, hitman, female assassin, secret agents, vengeance, island, assassination, martial arts, revenge, crimes, race against time, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 2000s, 1990s
Place: hong kong, spain, the philippines, tokyo, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 6K
Vengeance (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A French chef swears revenge after a violent attack on his daughter's family in Hong Kong, during which her husband and her two children are murdered. To help him find the killers, he hires three local hit-men working for the mafia.
Style: stylized, realistic, serious, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, revenge, crimes, danger, murder, vengeance, neo noir, deadly, gangsters, chef, heroic bloodshed, violence ...
Place: hong kong, asia, macau
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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 6.5
 5K
The Defender (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A corrupt businessman commits a murder and the only witness is the girlfriend of another businessman with close connections to the Chinese government, so a bodyguard from Beijing is dispatched to help two Hong Kong cops protect the witness.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, cult film, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bodyguard, gangsters, chase, danger, assassination attempt, murder, woman in danger, martial arts, hitman, police, witness, assassin ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: hong kong, china, asia, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.1
 11K
Black Mask (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Chui Chik tries to lead a quiet life as a librarian. However, he is really a former test subject for a highly secretive supersoldier project and the instructor of a special commando unit dubbed "701." The 701 squad is used for many ...
Style: stylized, exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, superhero, secret identity, heroes, police, good versus evil, adventure, danger, deadly, undercover, rivalry, escapades ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, china, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
My Father is a Hero (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An undercover cop struggling to provide for his son and ailing wife, must infiltrate a ruthless gang. But things turn sour when another cop blows his cover and he quickly finds himself battling for his life and the lives of his family.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, heroes, undercover, martial arts, partners against crime, rivalry, law enforcement, chases and races, master criminal, gang, dishonesty, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.7
 506
Run and Kill (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A man (Fatty) returns home to find his wife with another man. He goes to a bar and begins to drink, waking up the next day to find that he owes a mafioso money for killing his wife. Not wanting to pay the money, he enlists a malitia organization ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, murder, deadly, lone wolves, life is a bitch, chases and races, one man army, infidelity, sexual relations, vigilantism, violence spree, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Movie in collections
 6.0
 2K
Naked Killer (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young woman is trained by a martial arts specialist to become a professional assassin.
Style: erotic, realistic, suspenseful, rough, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, murder, hitman, femme fatale, one woman army, police investigation, dishonesty, investigation, obsession, mistaken identity, law enforcement, serial killer ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: hong kong, china, asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.2
 84K
War (2007)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: FBI agent Jack Crawford is out for revenge when his partner is killed and all clues point to the mysterious assassin Rogue. But when Rogue turns up years later to take care of some unfinished business, he triggers a violent clash of rival gangs. ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, surprise ending, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: vengeance, presumed dead, hitman, loss of friend, fbi, criminal heroes, tough law enforcer, crime, crimes, martial arts, special agents, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.8
 2K
The Master (1989)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Uncle Tak is famous for using Chinese herbal medicines to cure diseases. A martial arts expert, he also teaches the young how to defend themselves. One of his students, Johnny, dreams of monopolizing the teaching of kung fu throughout the United ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kung fu master, martial arts, heroes, master warrior, bus, bank, kung fu, karate, danger, master criminal, race against time, escapades ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, asia, hong kong, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.9
 2K
Gen-X Cops (1999)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Four young officers of the Hong Kong Police are joined together to fight against organised crime using all possible means, even if this would lead them to break the law… Their first assignment is to eliminate a gang of criminals who have stolen a ...
Style: stylized, exciting, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: stylized violence, police, undercover, tough law enforcer, police investigation, save the day, track down, partners against crime, gangsters, heroes, martial arts, tough cop ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, singapore, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.7
 622
Tiger Cage (1988)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Something fishy is going on in the anti-Drug Trafficking Unit of the HK Police, and only a few honest cops know that the corruption goes all the way to the top. However, they must prove their case quickly, and by unconventional means, after they are ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, police corruption, frame up, martial arts, betrayal, partners, crimes, manhunt, chases and races, law enforcement, rivalry, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.8
 994
Triad Wars (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In the midst of a violent gang war, a series of misfortunes threaten the fate of a gang boss and his mob.
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, kidnapping, martial arts, police investigation, gangsters, hitman, vengeance, vigilantism, criminal heroes, dishonesty, danger, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.0
 11K
SPL: Kill Zone (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, Macao
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Chan, an articulate senior detective nearing the end of his career, is taking care of the daughter of a witness killed by ruthless crime lord Po. Martial arts expert Ma is set to take over as head of the crime unit, replacing Chan who wants an early ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, police investigation, drug lord, vengeance, police corruption, dishonesty, rivalry, law enforcement, retirement, neo noir, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Police Story 3: Supercop (1992)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A Hong Kong detective teams up with his female Red Chinese counterpart to stop a Chinese drug czar.
Style: humorous, exciting, stylized, semi serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, police, gangsters, undercover, heroes, drug lord, helicopter, farce, working undercover, rivalry, crimes, danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: china, hong kong, thailand, asia, malaysia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.5
 12K
Crying Freeman (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, USA, Japan, Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A lethal assassin for a secret Chinese organisation, who sheds tears of regret each time he kills, is seen swiftly and mercilessly executing three Yakuza gangsters by a beautiful artist. She is captivated by the grace of his kill and later falls in ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, emotional, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, danger, murder, martial arts, rivalry, police investigation, gangsters, killer, yakuza, fight, assassination, fall in love ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: japan, usa, shanghai china, shanghai, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.1
 66K
Romeo Must Die (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Two warring gang families (one African-American, the other Chinese) maneuver for bragging rights to the Oakland, California, docks. Hang Sing and Trish O'Day uncover a trail of deceit that leaves most of the warring factions dead … or worse!
Style: suspenseful, exciting, rough, intense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, hip hop, gang war, gangsters, murder, vengeance, true love, investigation, track down, rivalry, obsessive quest, love and romance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, hong kong, san francisco, oakland california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Movie in collections
 7.0
 827
Tiger Cage 2 (1990)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Donnie Yen Chi-Tan, a hair-trigger cop, goes on the lam with Rosamund Kwan Chi-Lum, a prim lawyer, after they witness a botched robbery attempt. The police think they're the perpetrators, while the real crooks (including Mortal Kombat star ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, murder, crime, police detective, disorder, undercover, rivalry, mistaken identity, frame up, wooing, heist, wrongfully committed ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.1
 4K
Full Contact (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, Thailand
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In an effort to get his buddy out of a gambling debt, Jeff agrees to join forces with Judge in a weapons heist. The job goes bad and Judge betrays Jeff. Jeff plots the ultimate revenge on Judge and his followers and it is a question of whether he ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, stylized, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, betrayal, gangsters, heist, haunted by the past, crime, dishonesty, rivalry, femme fatale, gays and lesbians, rescue, master criminal ...
Time: 90s
Place: thailand, hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.2
 4K
Once a Cop (1993)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: As a crime wave sweeps through Hong Kong, the police call Jessica Yang (Yeoh), a rising star in the ranks, to help stop a notorious gang of thieves! What Jessica doesn't realize is that her boyfriend - recently discharged from the force - is ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, hostage, heroes, chase, heist, crime, crimes, police investigation, gang, reluctant partners, hostages, partners against crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, asia, china, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Accidental Spy (2001)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A fun-filled story about an ordinary guy about to kick into an action-packed adventure. Jackie Chan plays a bored and unsuccessful salesman who never thought his life would amount to anything. All that changes one day when he becomes an instant hero ...
Style: humorous, exciting, suspenseful, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, espionage, heroic mission, goofy hero, amateur detective, private detective, good versus evil, adventure, heroes, kung fu classic, one man army, organized crime ...
Time: contemporary
Place: korea, asia, turkey, china, hong kong ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.3
 461
Golgo 13 (1977)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Japan, Hong Kong
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Duke Togo (codename: Golgo 13) is a ruthless assassin who's accepted a tricky assignment from an American drug syndicate. His mission is to "rub out" Hong Kong's underworld kingpin. His main obstacle is the relentless Detective ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, hitman, assassination, assassin, rifle, sniper, karate, chases and races, government agency, life is a bitch, deadly, danger ...
Time: 70s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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The Replacement Killers (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Hired assassin John Lee is asked by Chinatown crime boss Terence Wei to murder the young son of policeman Stan Zedkov. Lee has the boy in his sights, but his conscience gets the better of him, and he spares the child's life. Afraid that Wei ...
Style: exciting, stylized, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, vengeance, chase, police detective, on the run, attempted murder, police raid, revenge, crime, crimes, criminal's revenge, gangsters ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: china, hong kong, asia, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.7
 841
Double Tap (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Leslie Cheung plays Rick Pang, an IPSC champion who is also a gun expert who modifies his pistols to perfect his technique known as 'double tap', placing two shots in the same exact spot. In the 1996 IPSC Hong Kong shooting competition, ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, murder, police investigation, criminal's revenge, hitman, track down, vengeance, master criminal, rivalry, law enforcement, deadly, danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.1
 17K
Police Story 2 (1988)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The Hong Kong super-cop must stop a group of blackmailing bombers at the same time that the villains of the first Police Story are out for revenge.
Style: humorous, stylized, exciting, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, martial arts, police officer, fight, police investigation, crimes, stalking, master criminal, partners against crime, gang, partners, fighting crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, los angeles, usa, asia, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Kiss of the Dragon (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Liu Jian, an elite Chinese police officer, comes to Paris to arrest a Chinese drug lord. When Jian is betrayed by a French officer and framed for murder, he must go into hiding and find new allies.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, intense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, police corruption, heroin, conspiracy, crime, crimes, dishonesty, one man army, surveillance, on the run, french, little girl ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe, hong kong, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Streetfighter (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Terry is a tough mercenary and a master of martial arts. When an important business magnate dies, leaving billions to his daughter, the Mafia and Yakuza try to hire Terry to kidnap the daughter. When they refuse to meet his exorbitant price, then ...
Style: stylized, realistic, serious, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kidnapping, anti heroes, anti hero, heroes, betrayal, master warrior, street fighter, karate, yakuza, kung fu, vengeance ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: hong kong, japan, asia, china, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Return to a Better Tomorrow (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An adventure that delves into the dark caverns of the underworld and tells the tale of three chivalrous gangsters who attempt to escape the powerful clutch of their gang leader.
Style: stylized, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, undercover, tough law enforcer, crimes, gangsters, rivalry, betrayal, criminal heroes, danger, criminal's revenge, leadership, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Assassination Games (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Hong Kong, Romania
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Brazil is a contract killer, willing to take any job if the price is right. Flint left the assassin game when a ruthless drug dealer’s brutal attack left his wife in a coma. When a contract is put out on the same coldblooded drug dealer, both ...
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, assassination, crimes, anti heroes, fight, tragic hero, crime boss, unlikely partners, anti hero, corrupt law enforcer, criminal's revenge, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ukraine, bucharest, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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