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Initial D (2005)
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Initial D (2005)
Original name: 頭文字D
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 107 min.
Story: After winning his first competition, Takumi focuses his attention on drift racing, a sport he has unknowingly perfected while delivering tofu in his father's Toyota AE86.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, stylized, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car race, adventure, ambition, contests and competitions, chases and races, rivalry, leadership, underdog, alcoholic, chinese, crimes, mountain, heroes, restaurant, parents and children, crime, alcohol abuse, race, beach, schoolgirl, drunkard, car accident, race car, teenage prostitute, gas station ...
Time: 21st century, future, 2000s
Place: japan, china

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, realistic, serious and suspenseful films with plots about rivalry, contests and competitions, ambition, heroes, chases and races, crimes and martial arts mostly in Action, Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like Initial D: Michel Vaillant (2003), Star Runner (2003), Ip Man: The Final Fight (2013), Octane (2007), Choyleefut: Speed of Light (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Initial D (1998)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Takumi Fujiwara is an average 18-year old high school student with an average job as a gas station attendant, and a not-so-average hand in the family business. To help his father's tofu shop, Takumi has been delivering tofu in his father's ...
Style: exciting, stylized, semi serious
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: car race, car chase, chases and races, car, street racing, delivery, hotshot hero, ambition, adventure, rivalry, contests and competitions, gas station ...
Place: japan
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Michel Vaillant (2003)
Genre: Action, Sport
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Michel Vaillant is # 1 of pilots, undisputed champion in rallying in all circuits in the world. His success arouses admiration and envy. Ruth Wong, director of Team Leader, is determined to break his streak and avenge the memory of his father, ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rally, family relations, car race, uninhibited rivalry, contests and competitions, sport, blind ambition, competition, chases and races, car chase, father son relationship, exploding car ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, maine
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100%
 5.1
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Star Runner (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong, South Korea
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Preparing for the hand-to-hand battle of his life and the title of Champion Star Runner, a headstrong fighter creates a deadly hybrid mix of Thai kickboxing and Chinese kung fu. Get ready for the ultimate Pan-Asian mixed martial arts competition, ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, ambition, athlete's life, rivalry, love affair, romance, contests and competitions, heroes, love and romance, adventure, hopes, tragic love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, hong kong
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52%
Ip Man: The Final Fight (2013)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In postwar Hong Kong, legendary Wing Chun grandmaster Ip Man is reluctantly called into action once more, when what begin as simple challenges from rival kung fu styles soon draw him into the dark and dangerous underworld of the Triads. Now, to ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master warrior, martial arts, ambition, rivalry, instructor, heroes, teachers and students, power relations, graphic violence, contests and competitions, hand to hand combat, fistfight ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Octane (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: High-octane romance set in the recognizable - and sometimes gritty - world of Brighton's homegrown youth, as Boy Racer gangs uneasily coexist with the Indie scene.
Style: realistic, suspense, disturbing, captivating, rough ...
Plot: gang, teenage love, dangerous attraction, contests and competitions, crimes, rivalry, race, racing, coming of age, car race, lifestyle, adventure ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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46%
Choyleefut: Speed of Light (2011)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Having taken his father's advice, one man decides to return home in pursuit of a fresh start. While training at his father's martial arts school, he learns that his father has given consent to sell the school to a rival martial arts school.
Style: rough, serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, family relations, parents and children, love and romance, contests and competitions, uninhibited rivalry, rivalry, unlikely couple, love affair, siblings relations, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Bronson Lee, Champion (1975)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 85 min.
Story: This is the third and final film of the ZA KARATE trilogy. Tadashi Yamashita reprises his role as the Karate World Champion. Local Japanese karate schools are not happy that a Chinese master will take over the Japanese karate organization and will ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Plot: martial arts, farm, hopes, danger, adventure, escapades, contests and competitions, heroes, ambition, rivalry, farce, martial arts tournament ...
Time: 70s
Place: asia, japan, ohio, usa
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Redline (2007)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A gorgeous young automobile fanatic--and front to the hottest unsigned band on the West coast--finds herself caught up in illegal drag-racing competitions organized by exotic car fanatics
Style: suspenseful, exciting, feel good, entertaining, sentimental ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car race, chase, gambling, cons and scams, uninhibited rivalry, rivalry, crimes, contests and competitions, fight, sports car, car chase, race against time ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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7 Grandmasters (1977)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An aged Kung Fu practitioner travels across China, challenging the best Grandmaster from each province to prove his mastery of martial arts. Meanwhile is a plot developing behind his back.
Style: rough, stylized, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, ambition, heroes, retiring, tough heroes, heroic mission, contests and competitions, aging, rivalry, graphic violence, challenge, kung fu ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.7
 918
Red Line 7000 (1965)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The story of three racing drivers and three women, who constantly have to worry for the lives of their boyfriends. Jim Loomis and Mike Marsh drive for Pat Cassarian. Jim expects his fiancée Holly, but before she arrives, he dies in a race. Since ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 60s
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34%
Infernal Affairs II (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, Singapore, China
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In this prequel to Mou gaan dou (2002), Chan Wing Yan has just become an undercover cop in the triads while Lau Kin Ming joins the police force. Both the triads and the police find an enemy in a rival crime boss.
Style: rough, suspenseful, twists and turns, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: chinese mafia, gangsters, undercover, police, crimes, vengeance, gang war, rivalry, hidden identity, mind game, recruit, police detective ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, year 1991 ...
Place: hong kong, asia, thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, China, South Korea
Duration: 115 min.
Story: When Aryong, the daughter of a triad boss from Hong Kong is accused of killing the boss of a competing triad, she is goes into hiding in Korea. Upon arriving, she is guided by a nimble but loyal Gi-chul and his motley crew, who are assigned to ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, semi serious, stylized, humorous ...
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, crimes, mafia, chases and races, woman in danger, master warrior, deadly, chase, vengeance, heroes, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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33%
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Gallants (2010)
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Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Master Law awakes from a 30-year coma without memories, but his martial arts skills are intact. His renowned kung fu academy is now a teahouse, and greedy developers are trying to steamroll it to make way for condos
Style: exciting, humorous, captivating, light, tense ...
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Style: captivating, exciting, tense, humorous, stylized ...
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Gale Force (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A new reality-style game show, "Treasure Hunt" has invited a cast of contestants, including a Los Angeles cop who's joined to try and make up for an earlier PR blunder, to a tropical island to hunt for a buried treasure worth ten ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, captivating, realistic
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Story: On a television show billed as “the greatest fight show on Earth,” eager amateurs with lots to prove boldly step into the ring and expect to leave bloody but victorious. The ratings hungry producers seek out “legendary” but largely forgotten ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Five Fingers of Death (1972)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
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Duration: 104 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, stylized, psychotronic, cult film
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⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Born to Ride (2011)
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Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic
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Style: humorous, stylized, semi serious, captivating
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27%
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Style: rough, exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful
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27%
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Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
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200 M.P.H. (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Burnout (2014)
Genre: Action, Comedy
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Duration: 89 min.
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Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic, exciting
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