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Nightfall (2012)
Original name: 大追捕
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Inspector Lam investigates the brutal murder of Tsui, a famous musician. Wong, the designated suspect, just spent 20 years in jail for the murder of Tsui's daughter but has always claimed his innocence.
Plot: child abuse, mystery, piano, cake, crying, music school, abusive parent, button, ice cream cone, infertility, corporal punishment, mute, mutilation, cable car, sexual perversion, pervert, broken glass, pianist, ex convict, poster, cat and mouse, stalking, cruelty, unwanted pregnancy, police brutality ...

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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 murder, crimes, violence, crime, shot to death, blood and rivalry mostly in Thriller, Crime and Action genres. Some movies like Nightfall: Burning Ambition (1989), SPL: Kill Zone (2005), Run and Kill (1993), Vengeance (2009), Exiled (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Burning Ambition (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: This is director/martial arts star Frankie Chan's unofficial remake of the Kinji Fukasaku film SHOGUN'S SAMURAI (1978). Instead of Japanese samurai in a period setting, we get modern day Chinese gangsters battling each other for the ...
Plot: power struggle, restaurant, violence, shot in the chest, gangster, brutality, stabbed in the back, blood, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, murder, falling from height ...
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95%
 7.1
 10K
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, uninhibited rivalry, vengeance, crime, neo-noir, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, rivalry, gangsters, police corruption, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.8
 450
Run and Kill (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A man (Fatty) returns home to find his wife with another man. He goes to a bar and begins to drink, waking up the next day to find that he owes a mafioso money for killing his wife. Not wanting to pay the money, he enlists a malitia organization ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, hitman, criminal heroes, crime, gory, police investigation, criminal's revenge, gang, gangsters, lone wolves, master criminal, vengeance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: hong kong, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 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: serious, stylized, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, revenge, vengeance, neo noir, crime, heroic bloodshed, chases and races, rivalry, gangsters, murder, crimes, danger ...
Place: hong kong, asia, macau
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 7.3
 8K
Exiled (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A friendship is formed between an ex-gangster, and two groups of hitmen - those who want to protect him and those who were sent to kill him.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, friendship, gangsters, vengeance, crime, crimes, rivalry, babies and infants, leadership, starting over, frame up, danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: macau
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.1
 2K
Naked Killer (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young woman is trained by a martial arts specialist to become a professional assassin.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, sexual, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, femme fatale, sex, seduction, one woman army, murder, hitman, criminal's revenge, sexual obsession, female protagonist, serial killer, crime ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: hong kong, asia, china, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.2
 4K
Full Contact (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In an effort to get his buddy out of a gambling debt, Jeff agrees to join forces with Judge in a weapons heist. The job goes bad and Judge betrays Jeff. Jeff plots the ultimate revenge on Judge and his followers and it is a question of whether he ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, betrayal, heist, criminal's revenge, martial arts, gang, crime, chain, gangsters, master criminal, crime gone awry, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: thailand, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.2
 4K
Hitman (1998)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Financially troubled, a newbie hitman reluctantly takes the job of finding the plotted killer of a Japanese tycoon.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, stylized, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, assassination, martial arts, revenge, yakuza, track down, crime, vengeance, crimes, deadly, rivalry, fish out of water ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 6.8
 531
Tiger Cage (1988)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Something fishy is going on in the anti-Drug Trafficking Unit of the HK Police, and only a few honest cops know that the corruption goes all the way to the top. However, they must prove their case quickly, and by unconventional means, after they are ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, betrayal, frame up, police corruption, crime, police, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, rivalry, criminal heroes, gangsters ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.8
 5K
Kill Zone 2 (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A Hong Kong cop named Kit busts a major gangster only to find his cover blown and his main witness gone. The gangster, in retaliation, has him kidnapped and put in a Thai jail with a false criminal identity. A lowly prison guard Chai with ...
Plot: martial arts, thai, smartphone, nephew, police officer shot in the back, police protection, police officer kicked, police officer shot in the chest, police officer knocked unconscious, leukemia, prison guard, warden ...
Place: thailand, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.3
 218
The Suspect (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Louis Koo plays an assassin who wants to go straight after getting out of prison, so he turns down a job from his former employer Simon Yam to kill a politician. Yam carries out the hit himself and manages to frame Koo for the crime, who then must ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: politics, cell phone, paramilitary, friendship, murder, hitman, wrongfully committed, chases and races, false accusations, prison, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Raped by an Angel (1993)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A lawyer is fascinated by an advertisement with two models, Lam and Man. He arranges a rape plan against Man. He kills her and plots to make the next a suicide. Lam realizes Man is tortured to death, she uses her body to allure him into a trap.
Plot: revenge, rape, rapist, lingerie, triad, peeping tom, sex, rape victim, restraint, sadist, anal sex, male nudity ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.9
 398
Black Cat (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Catherine is a violent and disturbed young lady who is shot down by the government in one of her escapades. She wakes up in a training facility and is taught to use weapons, combat, and is put through heavy endurance training. When she is done, she ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, futuristic, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: brutality, rage, assassin, murder, hitman, government agency, crime, secret identity, love, witnessing a crime, assassination, assassination attempt ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.7
 2K
Connected (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A debt collector receives a call from a woman who is kidnapped by an unknown gang. He thinks it is a joke but soon, he realises that it is not a prank.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Plot: kidnapping, crimes, danger, crime, single parent, daring rescue, prank, confined, heroes, rivalry, collector, car accident ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
John Wick: Chapter Two (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 122 min.
Story: John Wick is forced out of retirement by a former associate looking to seize control of a shadowy international assassins’ guild. Bound by a blood oath to aid him, Wick travels to Rome and does battle against some of the world’s most dangerous ...
Style: suspense, surprise ending, bloody, intense, stylized ...
Plot: hitman, gun, party, handshake, warrior, jealousy, violence, assassin, gunfight, assassination, organized crime, revenge ...
Time: 2010s
Place: italy, manhattan new york city, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Killer's Romance (1990)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A triad assassin is sent to kill a female witness to a murder only to fall in love with her instead.
Plot: violence against a woman, shot multiple times, heroic bloodshed, shot in the face, yakuza, handgun, shot through a door, slashing, katana, violence against women, loyalty, assassination ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Organized Crime & Triad Bureau (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The head of the Organized Crime and Triad Bureau, Inspector San Lee, will do anything to put triad boss Tung in jail.
Plot: shot multiple times, mutilation, gun in mouth, suicide attempt, criminal underworld, sentenced to death, bloody body of a child, swimming pool, hostage, courtroom, robbery, pursuit ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.9
 47K
The Chaser (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Joong-ho is a dirty detective turned pimp in financial trouble as several of his girls have recently disappeared without clearing their debts. While trying to track them down, he finds a clue that the vanished girls were all called up by the same ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, brutal, twist ending, bloody ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, violence, woman in danger, chase, prostitute, pimp, search, police investigation, murder, revenge, foot chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south korea, asia, korea, seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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The White Storm (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 140 min.
Story: An operation against the notorious druglord in Thailand changed the destiny of a HK narcotic team- the workaholic captain lost his men and bright career; the loyal officer was abandoned and went missing; the undercover cop who was salvaged chose to ...
Plot: undercover cop, gunfight, drug trade, brotherhood, police officer killed, police officer shot in the back, police officer shot, police officer shot in the chest, killed in police car, police officer bombed, police shootout, drug ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Don't Stop My Crazy Love for You (1993)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Fred Suen is fan of TV news reporter Kitty Wong. It is an obsession that will eventually result in rape and murder.
Plot: rape, obsession, stalker, shot in the stomach, shotgun, shot in the head, rage, sex, revenge, bare breasts, voyeur, peeping tom ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.5
 4K
The Defender (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A corrupt businessman commits a murder and the only witness is the girlfriend of another businessman with close connections to the Chinese government, so a bodyguard from Beijing is dispatched to help two Hong Kong cops protect the witness.
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, witness, police, bodyguard, assassin, assassination attempt, chase, murder, hitman, danger, gangsters, witnessing a crime ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: hong kong, china, asia, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.4
 5K
Election 2 (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 92 min.
Story: As election time nears, current Triad chairman Lok (Simon Yam) faces competition from his godsons. At the same time, Jimmy (Louis Koo) looks to increase his business relations with mainland China.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: organized crime, triad, election, gangsters, crime, criminal heroes, criminal, ambition, crimes, rivalry, ego clash, rise to the top ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
6th Commandment Cross (2012)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Meet Leonard, a man who will help you die with a smile on your face. A young attorney meets his client for the first time, a serial killer known as the "Smiley Face Killer", whose victims all died with a smile on their faces.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, crime, crimes, deadly, danger, lawyer, euthanasia, mercy killing
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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The First Shot (1994)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
Story: During a period of widespread police corruption, Ti Lung is a stubborn cop who takes on both the mob and the political establishment.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: law enforcement, betrayal, dirty cop, martial arts, undercover cop, gunfight, kung fu, corruption, murder, crimes, crime, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.1
 789
Line Walker (2016)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The details of undercover police officers are deleted from a police database and a senior officer is left struggling to know who are the undercover officers and who are the criminals.
Plot: police investigation, undercover cop, drug dealer, car chase, skyscraper, undercover, cat and mouse, brotherhood, money transfer, favela, casino, drug deal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, chase, criminal heroes, gory, police investigation, crime, gang, gangsters, master criminal, partners against crime, violence spree, heist ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.1
 48K
The Condemned (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Jack Conrad is awaiting the death penalty in a corrupt Central American prison. He is "purchased" by a wealthy television producer and taken to a desolate island where he must fight to the death against nine other condemned killers from ...
Style: rough, serious, exciting, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: island, chase, jungle, brutality, death, website, last man standing, gunfight, surveillance, battle, bomb, betrayal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.5
 140
Shiver (2003)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Sammi (Athena Chu) and her husband Chan (Francis Ng) try to find ways to salvage their dying marriage after Sammi is injured during a robbery. The second chance at resolving their marital issues is embraced, but it also creates a dangerous situation ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, mind bending, atmospheric ...
Plot: police investigation, murder, afterlife, crime, supernatural, mystery, crimes, danger, deadly, law enforcement, serial killer, supernatural ability ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Eye in the Sky (2007)
Genre: 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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master criminal, undercover, crime, police investigation, fighting crime, undercover cop, track down, heist, crimes, law enforcement, criminal heroes, gang ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Equalizer 2 (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Robert McCall returns to deliver his special brand of vigilante justice -- but how far will he go when it's someone he loves?
Style: ambiguous ending, surprise ending, suspense
Plot: violence, hurricane, gang, martial arts, drug dealer, cia, hostage, kidnapping, massacre, revenge, murder, rape ...
Time: 2010s
Place: brussels belgium, washington d.c., turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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