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Firestorm (2013)
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Firestorm (2013)
Original name: 風暴
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A crew of seasoned criminals led by the notorious Nam, armed with high-powered weapons, pulls off another smooth and violent armored car heist in broad daylight in a crowded street. Whoever tries to get in their way, they will show no mercy. This puts the police force to shame and humiliation. A hardboiled senior police inspector Lui, hot on the trails of Nam and his tight crew, determines to put an end to this madness that causes the lives of innocent people. But he soon comes face to face with the cruel reality that the usual police tactics are too futile to send these armed thieves behind bars. Extreme crime requires extreme justice, even if it means crossing his moral line. Tou, an ex-con desperate to leave his criminal past behind, volunteers to be Lui’s snitch in exchange for a fresh start with her girlfriend Bing. But little does he know what hellish situation he’s getting himself into.
Style: exciting, rough, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, police investigation, against the rules, undercover, master criminal, working undercover, chase, rivalry, law enforcement, gain trust, tough law enforcer, heist, gunfight, graphic violence, honest law enforcer, con artists, robbery, police officer, security guard, traffic policeman, police chase, police officer killed, police shootout, prison guard, police protection ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and exciting films with plots about crimes, law enforcement, rivalry, undercover, police investigation, tough law enforcer and chases and races mostly in Action, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Firestorm: Eye in the Sky (2007), Moving Targets (2004), Special ID (2013), Heroic Duo (2003), The Sniper (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, police investigation, gang, heist, police detective, track down, law enforcement, crimes, working undercover, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
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Moving Targets (2004)
Genre: Action
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Kit comes from a very fortunate family, with an outstanding police officer father When the family starts to break up, Man impulsively shot Kit's mother. After Kit's parents divorced, Kit viewed Man his father as an enemy. As an adult, he ...
Style: serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fighting crime, police investigation, rivalry, vengeance, partners, gangsters, partners against crime, crimes, betrayal, undercover, fall in love, police corruption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.5
 4K
Special ID (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: China
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A cop and his team of comrades go undercover in one of China's most ruthless underworld organizations to stop a gang leader, only to put themselves in great danger after being exposed one by one.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, working undercover, police investigation, law enforcement, crimes, rivalry, gang, undercover, tough law enforcer, sniper, law enforcer killer, taekwondo ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 5.8
 849
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: chase, murder, investigation, hypnosis, dishonesty, police investigation, crimes, undercover, law enforcement, master criminal, rivalry, heroes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: china, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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Johan Falk: Organizatsija Karayan (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Johan Falk's stepdaughter Nina has gotten in contact with her biological father, Orjan, discovering that he is in debt to an Estonian construction company in Gothenburg, leading to Nina's kidnapping.
Style: rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting, serious
Plot: police investigation, tough law enforcer, chase, crimes, gangsters, law enforcement, organized crime, police procedural, graphic violence, danger, chases and races, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 5.5
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The Sniper (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A police sniper teams up with a hot-headed rookie to take down his former friend and teammate, who is exacting revenge on the police force.
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, psychological, tense ...
Plot: track down, vengeance, disagreement, rivalry, crimes, law enforcement, partners, chase, moral dilemma, sniper, murder, hostage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Billa (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The intertwined stories of an international Don in Malaysia, David Billa, chased by the cops, an Indian police officer, a woman who wants to avenge the death of her brother, and a lowly thief, Velu who shares with Billa, an unusual connection.
Style: twists and turns, exciting, realistic, suspenseful, serious
Plot: rivalry, law enforcement, crimes, working undercover, disorder, master criminal, hidden identity, criminal heroes, undercover, dishonesty, switching roles, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: malaysia, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Tactical Unit - Comrades in Arms (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Two tactical unit leaders are forced to put aside their differences to help catch a group of robbers.
Style: serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: rivalry, on the run, partners, police investigation, master criminal, tough law enforcer, crimes, gang, law enforcement, track down, heist, burglar ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Century of the Dragon (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Rookie policeman Shing (Louis Koo) grapples with right and wrong in this action-packed story about Hong Kong gangsters. Assigned to go undercover, Shing is so successful in playing the part of a gang member that he becomes right-hand man to gang ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: right hand man, friendship, moral dilemma, working undercover, police investigation, gangsters, master criminal, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, unlikely partners, special agents ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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
Plot: martial arts, hostage, partners against crime, chase, vigilantism, car chase, criminal heroes, gang, fighting crime, tough law enforcer, rivalry, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 2.1
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Switch (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: China
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In search of an ancient Chinese scroll, a Chinese agent battles against Japanese Yakuzas and British mercenaries.
Style: exciting, stylized, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fighting crime, heroic mission, secret agents, undercover, secret identity, chase, rivalry, crimes, escapades, law enforcement, gangsters, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 4.4
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Blood Out (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When big city detectives refuse to further investigate his kid brother's gang related murder, small town Sheriff Michael Spencer drops the badge and goes undercover to find his brother's killer and avenge his death.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, gang, vengeance, working undercover, police investigation, crimes, hitman, undercover, gangsters, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, corrupt cop ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, louisiana, baltimore
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 5.9
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Motorway (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two police pursuit drivers, a hothead rookie and his long-suffering, almost-retired mentor, face off against an escape car driver from the latter's past.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, police investigation, law enforcement, police detective, crimes, uninhibited rivalry, heist, law enforcer killer, police chase, gunfight, police shootout, chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Long Arm of the Law: Part 2 (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 88 min.
Story: This sequel to the critically-acclaimed box-office winner Long Arm of the Law maintains the same stark realism of the original. In Saga Two, the Royal Hong Kong Police put into operation a new plan to counteract the problem of increasing violent ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, gangsters, chase, betrayal, hitman, low lives, police corruption, heist, working undercover, violence spree, graphic violence, crimes ...
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Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Lookout (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, Belgium, Italy
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A major police operation to take down a notorious gang of bank robbers goes horribly wrong when a rooftop sniper opens fire, killing several police officers and causing an explosive distraction in which the robbers make their getaway. Commissioner ...
Style: exciting, tense, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Johan Falk: Alla råns moder (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: GSI second in command, Sophie Nordh, flips gangster leader Seth Rydell and convinces him to infiltrate a rogue military group. For the first time GSI Chief Patrick Agrell realizes that he is using a ruthless psychopath as an infiltrator. Can Seth be ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Infernal Affairs III (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Infernal Affairs III is a 2003 Hong Kong crime thriller film directed by Andrew Lau and Alan Mak. It is the third installment in the Infernal Affairs film series, and is both a sequel and a semi-prequel to the original film, as it intercuts events ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, gang war, hidden identity, crimes, police investigation, law enforcement, mind game, gang, mole, police detective, working undercover, undercover ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s, 2000s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 3.5
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Dead Drop (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After surviving a fall from a plane 3000-feet over the ocean, a former CIA operative turned government contractor re-infiltrates a dangerous North Mexican drug trafficking ring to find his own killer. With his memory unraveling, he descends into a ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, betrayal, undercover, working undercover, master criminal, dishonesty, tough heroes, one man army, car chase, revenge, cia agent, vengeance ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Walker, Texas Ranger: Trial by Fire (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Walker investigates a murder connected with a missing government weapon. In addition, he tries to track down a teen on the run from a crime syndicate.
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
L.A.P.D.: To Protect and to Serve (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: LA's finest have crossed the line between Cop and Criminal...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, heist, undercover, crimes, fighting crime, gang, working undercover, partners, police investigation, dishonesty, partners against crime, law enforcement ...
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Breaking News (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When an ambulatory TV news unit live broadcasts the embarrassing defeat of a police battalion by five bank robbers in a ballistic showdown, the credibility of the police force drops to a nadir. While on a separate investigation in a run-down ...
Style: serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: media, hostage, chase, police, police investigation, on the run, journalism, gang, criminal's revenge, master criminal, rivalry, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Masculine (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Meet Shivani Shivaji Roy, Senior Inspector, Crime Branch, Mumbai Police, as she sets out to confront the mastermind behind the child trafficking mafia, which makes the mistake of kidnapping and smuggling a teenage girl who is like a daughter to her. ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, exciting
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.9
 425
Turning Point (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Laughing (MICHAEL TSE) is formally a police undercover. However due to a drug trafficking case, Inspector Pan (FELIX WONG) is hot on his trails. Before Laughing becomes a police undercover, he works under triad leader Yi (ANTHONY WONG). Yi treats ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: car chase, working undercover, rivalry, hidden identity, police investigation, fighting crime, espionage, secret agents, crimes, partners, undercover, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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The Heroin Busters (1977)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Drug use in the city of Rome is at an all-time high. Children score from dealers in front of their schools, mules waltz straight through airport security, and Interpol's main man, Mike Hamilton (David Hemmings), is at his wits' end. Fed up ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, interpol, police investigation, partners against crime, chase, ego clash, reluctant partners, law enforcement, drug dealing, fighting crime, tough law enforcer, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: rome italy, europe, italy, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Johan Falk: National Target (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: tense, exciting, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: police, police detective, crimes, drug dealing, rivalry, organized crime, chase, drug traffic, swat team, graphic violence, law enforcement, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.1
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Java Heat (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Indonesia, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An American in Indonesia teams up with a Muslim cop to track down a terrorist.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, partners against crime, vengeance, law enforcement, partners, master criminal, rivalry, tough heroes, graphic violence, unlikely partners, heroes, misfit partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Johan Falk: Kodnamn Lisa (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Five men break into Frank Wagner's apartment. Frank is able to escape and seeks out the help of Johan Falk. Has someone leaked that Frank is working with the police? Frank and John do not know who knows what and who they can trust.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, tense, rough ...
Plot: organized crime, police, working undercover, crimes, undercover, gang, law enforcement, mafia, informant, double life, law enforcer criminal relations, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.8
 2K
Go Fast (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Marek, a crime squad officer, sets out to avenge the death of his partner and best friend, who was killed by drug traffickers. He asks for a posting to a new undercover unit created to infiltrate a drug gang that imports hashish from Morocco using ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, tense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, vengeance, drug dealing, law enforcement, rivalry, gang, working undercover, loss of partner, car chase, crimes, marijuana, drug cartel ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.3
 20K
Nighthawks (1981)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An international terrorist has New York in a grip of panic and it's up to Det. Sgt. Deke DaSilva to take him down.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, undercover, hostage, crimes, master criminal, fighting crime, working undercover, tough law enforcer, chase, police, murder, police investigation ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, london, paris france, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.4
 45K
Dhoom:3 (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: India, USA
Duration: 172 min.
Story: To avenge his father's death, a circus entertainer trained in magic and acrobatics turns thief to take down a corrupt bank in Chicago. Two cops from Mumbai are assigned to the case.
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, exciting, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: motorcycle chase, mastermind, heist, bank robbery, rivalry, law enforcement, fighting crime, chase, crimes, perfect crime, circus, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%