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As Tears Go By (1988)
 7.0
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As Tears Go By (1988)
Original name: 旺角卡門
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Two parallel stories of Wah caught in the mist of a love affair with his beloved cousin, Ngor and his relationship with his triad brother, Fly, who seems to never fall out of trouble.
Style: rough, serious, captivating, realistic, neo noir
Plot: gangsters, gang, friendship, island, friends, crimes, love and romance, down on your luck, unfulfilled love, hopes, brother sister incest, love, gambling, incest, revenge, thief, fight, money, loneliness, cat, police, food, violence, pregnancy, young woman ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, asia

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Most similar movies to As Tears Go By

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, rough and gloomy films with plots about gangsters, violence, crimes, friendship, blood, gun and murder mostly in Drama, Crime and Romance genres. Some movies like As Tears Go By: Days of Being Wild (1990), Chungking Express (1994), Fallen Angels (1995), A Moment of Romance (1990), Comrades: Almost a Love Story (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Days of Being Wild (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The movie is set in Hong Kong and the Philippines in 1960. Yuddy, or 'York' in English, is a playboy in Hong Kong and is well-known for stealing girls' hearts and breaking them. His first victim is Li Zhen who suffered emotional and ...
Style: atmospheric, captivating, serious, realistic, touching ...
Plot: love triangle, youth, radio, rain, sailor, fight, romance, family relations, couples, parents and children, looking for love, fall in love ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, the philippines, asia, macau, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Chungking Express (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Two melancholy Hong Kong policemen fall in love: one with a mysterious female underworld figure, the other with a beautiful and ethereal server at a late-night restaurant he frequents.
Style: atmospheric, captivating, ambiguous ending, non-linear, artsy ...
Plot: loneliness, fall in love, femme fatale, romance, multiple storylines, police officer, girlfriend, acceptance, depression, new beginning, love, disguise ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1994
Place: hong kong, asia, california, taiwan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Fallen Angels (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In this bifurcated crime narrative, a disillusioned hitman attempts to escape from his violent lifestyle against the wishes of his partner, who is infatuated with him, and an eccentric mute repeatedly encounters, then subsequently falls for, a ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, mysterious, serious, meditative ...
Plot: hitman, killer, one last job, couples, criminal heroes, love, partners in crime, couple relations, love affair, crimes, loneliness, assassin ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1995
Place: hong kong, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
A Moment of Romance (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A story of a bank heist that almost ended in disaster (for the robbers) until their getaway driver Wah Dee (Andy Lau) took a young woman Jo Jo(Jacklyn Wu) hostage. After preventing her from getting killed by his accomplices, both began a forbidden ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, gangsters, friendship, motorcycle, friends, young lovers, confined, love and romance, criminal heroes, crimes, romance, partners ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Comrades: Almost a Love Story (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Jun arrives in Hong Kong from mainland China, hoping to be able to earn enough money to marry his girlfriend back home. He meets the streetwise Qiao and they become friends. As friendship turns into love, problems develop, and although they seem ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, captivating, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: misfit, romance, love and romance, hopes, society, lovers reunited, couple relations, love affair, friendship, fish out of water, fall in love, city life ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, china, asia, new york, usa ...
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Rich and Famous (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: To pay off his debt as a gambler, a man drags his sister and step-brother into a life of crime and a violent war between rival gang lords.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: wedding, betrayal, gang, gangsters, friendship, gambling, rich and poor, siblings relations, friends, godparent, hitman, graphic violence ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, asia
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In the Mood for Love (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A melancholy story about the love between a woman and a man who live in the same building and one day find out that their husband and wife had an affair with each other. More and more the two meet during their daily lives as they determine that they ...
Style: melancholic, atmospheric, art house, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: adultery, loneliness, love affair, newspaper, forbidden love, romance, infidelity, human nature, marriage, coincidence, neighbor, guilt ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1966, year 1962
Place: hong kong, japan, singapore, asia, shanghai ...
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Rich and Famous 2 (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 97 min.
Story: After being released from prison, Tang Kat-Yung exacts revenge on Li Ah Chai, in this sequel to Rich and Famous.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, tense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, betrayal, graphic violence, vengeance, friendship, siblings relations, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, ambition, hopes, rivalry, tragic hero ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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So Close to Paradise (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: China
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two young farm workers, who like millions of others, leave their village to seek their fortunes in the city. Each chose a vastly different path to make it and become embroiled in misunderstandings, gangster brawls and police raids.
Style: neo noir, serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful
Plot: kidnapping, friendship, nightclub, love triangle, gangsters, gang, betrayal, dangerous attraction, city life, politics, crimes, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Bullet in the Head (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 136 min.
Story: When three close friends escape from Hong Kong to war-time Saigon to start a criminal's life, they all go through a harrowing experience which totally shatters their lives and their friendship forever.
Style: realistic, bleak, serious, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: vietnam war, friendship, betrayal, murder, pow, vengeance, war, gang, survival, strong violent content, character on the edge, buddies ...
Time: 20th century
Place: vietnam, hong kong, asia, saigon
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.2
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Tsotsi (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, South Africa
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The South African multi-award winning film about a young South African boy from the ghetto named Tsotsi, meaning Gangster. Tsotsi, who left home as a child to get away from helpless parents, finds a baby in the back seat of a car that he has just ...
Style: bleak, sincere, emotional, captivating, rough ...
Plot: bully, poverty, gang, redemption, baby, murder, robbery, slum, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, society, urban ghetto life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south africa, johannesburg south africa, africa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Kidulthood (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A day in the life of a group of troubled 15-year-olds growing up in west London.
Style: serious, tense, rough, dark, realistic ...
Plot: school, urban ghetto life, bullying, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, gang, social decay, friendship, teenage love, hardcase students, lifestyle, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Flaming Brothers (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An early movie of Chow Yun-Fat. The story is about two brothers going into opposite directions in life. One leaves the triads to become an honest citizen, the other stays triads member. But in the end both hold together. A typical HK movie storylin ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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A Better Tomorrow (1986)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A reforming ex-gangster tries to reconcile with his estranged policeman brother, but the ties to his former gang are difficult to break.
Style: stylized, exciting, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
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Place: hong kong, asia, taiwan, taipei, california ...
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Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Brooklyn, 1985. With the mob world as a backdrop, three life-long friends struggle with questions of love, loss and loyalty.
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, atmospheric, rough ...
Plot: gangsters, friendship, friends, crimes, love affair, youth, coming of age, murder, revenge, city life, rivalry, sexual content ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
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27%
Hurricane Streets (1997)
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Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, rough, bleak, disturbing ...
Audience: kids, teens
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Time: 90s, 70s
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26%
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Genre: Drama, Crime, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Claire, a brilliant student, seeks answers to the meaning of life in the calm of her biology laboratory. One day, she meets a mysterious young man, Jack, at the cinema, and is intrigued by his style, assurance and audacity. Apart from his artistic ...
Style: neo noir, serious, realistic, bleak, gloomy
Plot: opposites attract, love affair, couples, crimes, dishonesty, love and romance, cons and scams, student life, college, destructive relationship, romance, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Blues Harp (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Ambitious yakuza Kenji befriends harmonica-playing bartender Chuji, who moonlights as a part-time drug-dealer for the opposing gang. Their friendship is threatened by Kenji's plans for advancement, as well as by his bodyguards growing jealousy ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, bleak, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friendship, blues, nightclub, drug dealing, gangsters, friends, couples, criminal heroes, gays and lesbians, crimes, gang, prostitute ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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The Drummer (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: When Sid insults a powerful triad boss, his father sends him to Taiwan for safety. Bored and restless, he discovers a community of Zen drummers high in the hills, and joins up - a decision inspired by a pretty face that soon becomes a challenge.
Style: realistic, sentimental, psychological, captivating, atmospheric ...
Plot: gangsters, martial arts, self discovery, rivalry, redemption, introspection, hopes, crimes, drummer, countryside, business partner, training ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Pigeon (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 154 min.
Story: At an early age, Kishen, to provide a better life for himself and his younger brother Karan, entered the underworld. To prevent the same fate from happening to Karan, he sent him abroad, but before this had happened, Karan had fallen in love with ...
Style: serious, realistic, cult film
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Time: 80s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Runaway Blues (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Before he was crowned one of the "Four Heavenly Kings", Andy Lau starred in the 1989 gangster film Runaway Blues. He plays Lam, a Taiwan gangster who flees to Hong Kong after killing a rival gangster. Hiding at his uncle gang boss ...
Plot: death, gangsters, violence, informant, police officer, gangster boss, brutality, sex, female nudity, rape, violence against women, criminal underworld ...
Place: taiwan, macau
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Two small town Dutch boys whose socially unnatural friendship is so close, they care nothing for human or divine rules and lose all grip on reality, sliding into violent crime.
Style: captivating, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: hitman, gang, friendship, pregnancy, crimes, criminal heroes, gangsters, organized crime, suburbs, love triangle, love, friends ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Ash Wednesday (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
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Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, intense ...
Plot: hitman, gangsters, betrayal, murder, love triangle, vengeance, crimes, haunted by the past, couple relations, love and romance, dishonesty, siblings relations ...
Time: 80s, year 1980, year 1983
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Disco Pigs (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Pig and Runt born on the same day, in the same hospital, moments apart. Twins, all but by bloodline. Inseparable from birth, they are almost telepathic. They are one, needing no one else, inhabiting a delicate, insular and dangerous world where they ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: friendship, friends, love and romance, youth, couples, obsession, teenage life, couple relations, teenager, love, mental illness, jealousy ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: europe, ireland, dublin ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Cyclo (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Vietnam, France, Hong Kong
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Follows a young cyclo (bicycle cab) driver on his poverty-driven descent into criminality in modern-day Ho Chi Minh City. The boy's struggles to scratch out a living for his two sisters and grandfather in the mean streets of the city lead to ...
Style: stylized, disturbing, bleak, realistic, serious ...
Plot: poverty, gangsters, gang, coming of age, pimp, poet, taxi driver, water gun, slaughterhouse, bicycle, ak 47, crimes ...
Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Speedway Junky (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Israel
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A naive drifter runs away from his army father in hopes of making it on the car racing circuit. In Las Vegas, he meets a young scam artist, who develops a crush on him. He is then introduced to a whole gang led by a young hustler. The racer-to-be ...
Style: talky, realistic, serious, feel good, light ...
Plot: male prostitute, friendship, scam, male prostitution, teenage life, crimes, high school life, self discovery, love and romance, gang, social misfits, best friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: nevada, las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.3
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Mona Lisa (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: George is a small-time crook just out of prison who discovers his tough-guy image is out of date. Reduced to working as a minder/driver for high class call girl Simone, he has to agree when she asks him to find a young colleague from her King's ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, neo noir, atmospheric, intense ...
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Time: 80s, 70s
Place: europe, london, england, britain, united kingdom ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
A Better Tomorrow II (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A restaurant owner his ex-con brother and a policeman team up to avenge the murder of his old friends daughter by the Triad.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, gangsters, hospital, restaurant, gang war, crimes, master criminal, rivalry, criminal's revenge, law enforcement, investigation, police investigation ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, hong kong, usa, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, atmospheric
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang war, murder, gangsters, hitman, vengeance, rivalry, crimes, gang, law enforcement, prostitute, impersonating a police officer, moral ambiguity ...
Time: contemporary
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.1
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Rumble Fish (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Rusty James, an absent-minded street thug struggles to live up to his legendary older brother's reputation, and longs for the days when gang warfare was going on.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, touching, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gang, coming of age, juvenile delinquency, family relations, street gang, crimes, going straight, siblings relations, mysterious character, hopes, human nature, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: oklahoma, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%