Movies like Mad Detective

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Mad Detective (2007)
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Mad Detective (2007)
Original name: 神探
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A rookie cop teams up with a former detective with a supernatural gift to hunt down a serial killer.
Style: psychological, serious, surreal, suspenseful, offbeat, realistic, stylized, cult film
Plot: police investigation, police detective, murder, mental illness, dishonesty, law enforcement, manic, profiler, a vision, imagination, surveillance, crimes, misfit, crime, graphic violence, track down, chases and races, deadly, missing person, killer, serial killer, split personality, police, motorcycle, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia

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Most similar movies to Mad Detective

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and rough films with plots about crimes, law enforcement, murder, police investigation, deadly, crime and dishonesty mostly in Crime, Thriller and Action genres. Some movies like Mad Detective: The Longest Nite (1998), Double Tap (2000), Heroic Duo (2003), PTU: Police Tactical Unit (2003), Eye in the Sky (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Longest Nite (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Two triad leaders vie for the right to manage a string of casinos in Macau which sparks an exhausting battle. A twist of fate brings the two gangster bosses together in collaboration, but rumors have it otherwise. A murderous plot unfolds.
Style: rough, stylized, bleak, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: conspiracy, restaurant, corrupt law enforcer, crimes, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, deadly, crime, undercover, frame up, police corruption, nightclub ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.7
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Double Tap (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 89 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, hitman, police investigation, criminal's revenge, deadly, law enforcement, rivalry, danger, master criminal, track down, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.9
 832
Heroic Duo (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Tough cop Ken Li (Cheng) is at the top of his game, but he's going to need some help to solve a grisly crime that the offender, a respected police officer, doesn't even remember committing. He seeks out Jack Lai (Lai), a former ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, chase, investigation, hypnosis, undercover, dishonesty, crimes, police investigation, frame up, haunted by the past, memory loss, heroes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: china, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
PTU: Police Tactical Unit (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 85 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, neo noir
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, goofy hero, rivalry, investigation, partners against crime, gang, police detective, murder, track down, master criminal, dishonesty, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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Eye in the Sky (2007)
Genre: Action, 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: tense, exciting, serious, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master criminal, undercover, fighting crime, gang, police investigation, heist, police detective, track down, crimes, law enforcement, rivalry, working undercover ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 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: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, neo noir
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, crimes, undercover, police investigation, police corruption, hitman, police detective, partners against crime, heroes, partners, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Cries in the Dark (2006)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Detective Carrie Macklin and her little sister Elle had always been the closest of friends. But when Elle goes missing after a run-in with a relocated sex offender, it is up to Carrie to find her little sister...who is nine months pregnant. Carrie ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: murder, police investigation, deadly, law enforcement, missing person, sex maniac, crimes, danger, infidelity, vengeance, missing child, track down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 7.1
 3K
Overheard (2009)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, Singapore, China
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story revolves around three members of a police surveillance squad conducting an investigation into a financial investment group involved in criminal fraud. The focus of the plot, however, is actually on the three officers themselves who stumble ...
Style: realistic, captivating, tense, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: police investigation, corporate crimes, partners, undercover, dishonesty, secretly observing, rivalry, danger, manipulations, voyeurism, manipulation, police detective ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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The Bullet Vanishes (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 108 min.
Story: One rainy night in an arms factory near Shanghai, a young female worker accused of stealing a box of bullets from the ruthless Boss Ding (Liu Kai Chi) is violently killed in a game of Russian roulette. Half a month later, a series of inexplicable ...
Style: stylized, tense, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Plot: mystery, police investigation, gangsters, who done it, danger, partners against crime, dishonesty, riddles and clues, law enforcement, murder, conspiracy, crimes ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: china, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Fire of Conscience (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Fire of Conscience is an 2010 Hong Kong action/thriller film directed by Dante Lam and starring Leon Lai and Richie Ren. The Chinese name is derived in one of the action scenes where Lai has to chase Ren through a street of dragon dance.
Style: serious, tense, captivating, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, uncover truth, tough heroes, investigation, danger, crimes, dishonesty, prostitute, loss of wife, shot to death, torture, parade ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.7
 509
Black Ransom (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A powerful triad boss has been kidnapped, and the new police superintendent Koo (Fala Chen) decides to recruit the help of Mann (Simon Yam), a former supercop who has since been relegated to back-up duty. Mann has his work cut out for him when he ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, captivating, tense, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, police investigation, crimes, rivalry, danger, law enforcement, murder, vengeance, confined, blackmail, kidnapping, police brutality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.6
 4K
Cold War (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 102 min.
Story: They say Hong Kong is the safest city in Asia. But tonight, a police van has been hijacked along with the arms, equipment and the five officers aboard, one of the hostages being the only son of police deputy commissioner M.B. Lee! With the chief ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: missing person, hostage, hostages, rescue, hijacking, crimes, deadly, crime, danger, police chase, kidnapping, police corruption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.5
 994
Soundless (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, stylized, psychological
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, fall in love, criminal's revenge, track down, manhunt, on the run, danger, hidden identity, deadly, crimes, murder, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: suspenseful, stylized, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terminal illness, cross dressing, race against time, chase, revenge, law enforcement, criminal heroes, mind game, crimes, heist, negotiation, perfect crime ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 ⇓
50%
 2.0
 992
Magic Man (2010)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In order to see magic idol Krell Darius perform his world-famous magic act, a beautiful aspiring young-magician, Tatiana, travels from New York to Las Vegas with her closest friends, BFFs, Elena and Vera. As the layers of illusion unfold, so too do ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Plot: investigation, police detective, haunted by the past, danger, deadly, crimes, serial killer, manipulations, murder, manipulation, dishonesty, woman in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Hunt and Play (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 174 min.
Story: Raghavan (Kamal Haasan) is an honest cop in Tamil Nadu. His wife Kayalvizhi (Kamalinee Mukerji) dies in a violent incident. Raghavan is deputized to investigate the murder of Rani, the daughter of his colleague Arokiya Raj (Prakash Raj) in a remote ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, police detective, deadly, crimes, police station, who done it, murder, rape and murder, devious, law enforcement, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.1
 38K
Cleaner (2007)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Single father and former cop Tom Cutler has an unusual occupation: he cleans up death scenes. But when he's called in to sterilize a wealthy suburban residence after a brutal shooting, Cutler is shocked to learn he may have unknowingly erased ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, crimes, murder, police corruption, crime, ex law enforcer, murder investigation, mystery, ex cop, hidden truth, dishonesty, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, police investigation, drug lord, police corruption, vengeance, dishonesty, law enforcement, rivalry, retirement, crimes, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Empire of the Wolves (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Italy, Turkey
Duration: 128 min.
Story: When the young detective Paul Nerteaux finds the third slashed female corpse of illegal Turkish immigrants, he decides to ask for support to the experienced dark retired detective Jean-Louis Schiffer to chase the serial killer. Together, they ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, realistic, serious
Plot: deadly, memory loss, police detective, police investigation, uncover truth, mystery, murder, mind game, danger, life is a bitch, terrorism, master criminal ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france, turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.9
 641
The Big Heat (1988)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A cop (Waise Lee) is losing the control of his right hand and cannot pull the trigger on time anymore. Before any accident happens, he decides to resign. Meanwhile his friend and informer is brutally murdered in Malaysia. Before leaving the force, ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, psychological, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, gory, police detective, chaos and mayhem, witnessing a crime, law enforcement, crimes, dishonesty, partners against crime, rivalry, gays and lesbians, police investigation ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, malaysia, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Murder in My House (2006)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Before Lauren and her dad, Stran, even settle into their beautiful new house, she learns that it was once the site of a grisly homicide! When her pops, a former prosecutor, becomes obsessed with cracking the case, he's murdered. And it's ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, suspense, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, amateur detective, femme fatale, private detective, riddles and clues, police investigation, legal investigation, intrigue, crimes, manipulation, couples, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 ⇓
40%
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Insomnia (1997)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Norway
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Detectives Jonas and Erik are called to the midnight sun country of northern Norway to investigate a recent homicide, but their plan to arrest the killer goes awry, and Jonas mistakenly shoots Erik. The suspect escapes, and a frightened Jonas pins ...
Style: tense, psychological, neo noir, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: police investigation, murder, insomnia, crime, crimes, police detective, mystery, loss of partner, dishonesty, deadly, murder mystery, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: norway, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Talaash: The Answer Lies Within (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A cop, investigating the mysterious death of a filmstar, meets a sex-worker, while he faces some personal problems psychologically. The mystery connects these people in a way, that ultimately changes their lives.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, neo noir, surprise ending
Plot: police investigation, murder, uncover truth, couple relations, haunted by the past, law enforcement, deadly, crimes, life is a bitch, dishonesty, bollywood, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.1
 7K
Cold Eyes (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 119 min.
Story: HA Yoon-ju becomes the newest member to a unit within the Korean Police Forces Special Crime Department that specializes in surveillance activities on high profile criminals. She teams up with HWANG Sang-Jun, the veteran leader of the unit, and ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, partners against crime, fighting crime, crime, law enforcement, partners, gang, track down, heist, crimes, graphic violence, rookie ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Columbus Circle (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: An heiress who's been shut inside her apartment building for nearly two decades is forced to confront her fears after one of her neighbors is killed and a detective arrives to begin the investigation.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: murder, police investigation, isolation, deadly, law enforcement, crimes, privacy invasion, concierge, crime, domestic disturbance, heir heiress, nosy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Reckoning (2014)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When a detective is called in to investigate the roadside execution of his partner, he discovers at the crime scene a data card from a video camera. The card contains footage shot by two runaway teenagers who are making a documentary about the drug ...
Style: serious, tense, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: murder, deadly, life is a bitch, police investigation, partners against crime, family problems, vengeance, uncover truth, track down, law enforcement, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.8
 860
Big Bullet (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Hotheaded cop Bill Zhu (Lau Ching-wan) gets relegated to the Emergency Unit after a dustup with his inept boss. When the mob kills Zhu's pal and ex-colleague (Francis Ng) during a turf-war hit, he rounds up his motley department cohorts and ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, heroes, graphic violence, interpol, loss of partner, cop as target, law enforcement, crimes, vengeance, hijacking, murder, vigilantism ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: hong kong, asia, china, united kingdom, east asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.6
 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, neo noir, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, revenge, danger, crimes, murder, vengeance, chef, gangsters, deadly, heroic bloodshed, violence, rivalry ...
Place: hong kong, asia, macau
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%