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The Viral Factor (2012)
 5.9
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The Viral Factor (2012)
Original name: 逆戰
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 122 min.
Story: International Security Affairs agent Jon is on a dangerous mission to escort a criminal scientist to another country. En route, a member of his team turns out to be a traitor and shoots Jon in the head while kidnapping the scientist. When Jon wakes up in the hospital, a doctor tells him that within weeks, the bullet in his brain will cause complete paralysis. Jon returns to Beijing to see his mother, who confesses that Jon has a brother in Malaysia who was raised by his father, a gambler. Jon takes a flight to Malaysia to find his brother, Yeung. On the plane he forms a bond with Dr. Kan, who promises to look into possible treatments for his condition. However, when they arrive, Yeung tries to kidnap the doctor and when Jon intervenes, he's also taken hostage. The two soon realize they're brothers, and decide to work together in order to keep the criminals behind the kidnappings from reinfecting the world of a disease long thought cured.
Style: exciting, serious, tense, suspense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, fighting crime, betrayal, law enforcement, partners, terrorism, master criminal, dangerous mission, tough heroes, fight, gunfight, special agents, crimes, deadly virus, dishonesty, partners against crime, fellow agent, international crisis, martial arts, combat, virus, terrorist, kung fu, train, escape ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, jordan

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and exciting films with plots about crimes, rivalry, deadly, law enforcement, danger, chases and races and gunfight mostly in Action, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like The Viral Factor: The Stool Pigeon (2010), Dragon Squad (2005), Fire of Conscience (2010), Invisible Target (2007), Detonator (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Stool Pigeon (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 113 min.
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Style: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, serious
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
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Dragon Squad (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
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: tense, realistic, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Invisible Target (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Three cops team up to bring down a criminal gang of seven, who have their own hidden agenda.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Detonator (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A former FBI agent must stop a crazy man from blowing up bombs.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, exciting, captivating ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Contractor (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Bulgaria, UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
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Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, exciting, tense
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 6.6
 747
Tiger Cage (1988)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 92 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.2
 261
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.6
 989
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 5.3
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.2
 582
Bad Blood (2010)
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Style: captivating, exciting, bleak, tense, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Silent Trigger (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Rich and Famous 2 (1987)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.5
 2K
The Sniper (2009)
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Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: exciting, serious, captivating, psychological, tense ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
26%