Movies like On the Run

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On the Run (1988)
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On the Run (1988)
Original name: 亡命鴛鴦
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When Hsiang Ming's wife is murdered, he takes up the hunt for her killer. The killer turns out to not be at all like he imagined, and suddenly he has unsuspected enemies who are after him.
Style: psychological, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, cult film
Plot: frame up, assassination, crimes, neo noir, injustice, crime, life is a bitch, on the run, track down, murder, chases and races, who done it, dishonesty, false accusation, law enforcement, rivalry, righting the wronged, tough heroes, martial arts, gangsters, village, fight, kung fu, money, motorcycle ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: hong kong

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Most similar movies to On the Run

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and rough films with plots about crimes, violence, rivalry, deadly, law enforcement, shot to death and blood mostly in Thriller, Crime and Action genres. Some movies like On the Run: Tiger Cage (1988), Tiger Cage 2 (1990), Run and Kill (1993), The Longest Nite (1998), The Big Heat (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.7
 616
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: bleak, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: frame up, martial arts, betrayal, gangsters, police corruption, vengeance, drug abuse, wooing, tough heroes, police detective, partners, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.0
 818
Tiger Cage 2 (1990)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Donnie Yen Chi-Tan, a hair-trigger cop, goes on the lam with Rosamund Kwan Chi-Lum, a prim lawyer, after they witness a botched robbery attempt. The police think they're the perpetrators, while the real crooks (including Mortal Kombat star ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, murder, on the run, gangsters, undercover, rivalry, chases and races, mistaken identity, frame up, wooing, heist, wrongfully committed ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 6.7
 504
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: suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, murder, deadly, criminal heroes, danger, dishonesty, gang, rivalry, lone wolves, life is a bitch, chases and races, one man army ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: hong kong, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
The Longest Nite (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Two triad leaders vie for the right to manage a string of casinos in Macau which sparks an exhausting battle. A twist of fate brings the two gangster bosses together in collaboration, but rumors have it otherwise. A murderous plot unfolds.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: conspiracy, gangsters, deadly, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, hidden identity, obsessive quest, gang, corrupt law enforcer, restaurant, frame up ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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 6.9
 603
The Big Heat (1988)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A cop (Waise Lee) is losing the control of his right hand and cannot pull the trigger on time anymore. Before any accident happens, he decides to resign. Meanwhile his friend and informer is brutally murdered in Malaysia. Before leaving the force, ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, wrongfully committed, vengeance, police corruption, partners, crimes, undercover, rivalry, tough law enforcer, crime, witnessing a crime, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, malaysia, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Long Arm of the Law (1984)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An ultra-violent and ultra-gritty tale of desperate Chinese would-be jewel thieves hoping to make a quick, effortless score in Hong Kong. Naturally, things go afoul, and the gang must hide out until the heat dies down, besmirched with the blood of ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious
Plot: gangsters, track down, working undercover, reluctant partners, crimes, crime gone awry, heist, store, cons and scams, gambling, chaos and mayhem, graphic violence ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: hong kong, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Above the Law (1986)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Yuen Biao plays Jason Chan a lawyer, angry at the way the law seems to protect the bad guys, he decides to take the law into his own hands when a key witness and his entire family are murdered. but Cindy Si is soon on his case and it all spirals ...
Style: bleak, rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, master warrior, crime, law enforcement, crimes, partners, deadly, legal, rivalry, righting the wronged, vigilantism ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.9
 4K
PTU (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Over the course of one night, a team of cops frantically search for their colleague's missing gun.
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, gang, goofy hero, investigation, rivalry, partners against crime, murder, track down, police detective, tough law enforcer, martial arts, neo noir ...
Time: contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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, serious, realistic, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, chase, gangsters, betrayal, chases and races, confined, deadly, heroes, criminal heroes, police investigation, partners, partners against crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.9
 781
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: murder, chase, investigation, hypnosis, crimes, police investigation, undercover, dishonesty, frame up, haunted by the past, memory loss, heroes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: china, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Cohen and Tate (1988)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A boy kidnapped by two mismatched hitmen puts them at each other's throats while being driven to their employers, possibly to be killed. Cohen, an older professional becomes increasingly irritated with his partner Tate, a brutish killer, when ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, psychopath, hitman, witness protection, child abduction, deadly, hostages, chases and races, special agents, assassination attempt, witnessing a crime, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.0
 11K
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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, police investigation, vengeance, police corruption, drug lord, dishonesty, rivalry, law enforcement, retirement, neo noir, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.6
 415
Fighting Madam (1987)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Yeung’s poppy fields are torched by a law enforcement task force, she retaliates by ordering police officials assassinated. The Angels break into Yeung’s corporate offices, eventually tracing her headquarters. After Alex Fong’s character is ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: danger, martial arts, heroes, law enforcement, fighting crime, rivalry, drug dealing, special agents, criminal's revenge, police investigation, crimes, master criminal ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: asia, hong kong, taiwan
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.6
 2K
Contraband (1980)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Cigarette smugglers in Naples run into problems with cocaine operations being set up by a rival smuggler. Full of violence, including a women's face being burned off with a blow torch and a graphic rape scene.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, chase, gangsters, violence, track down, crimes, rivalry, law enforcement, drug dealing, gang, criminal heroes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe, napoli italy, naples italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Out for a Kill (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Aruba, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An unsuspecting university professor is an unwitting accomplice in a foiled Chinese cocaine deal. Wrongly imprisoned, he escapes to take his revenge and prove his innocence.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: frame up, prison, murder, gangsters, martial arts, vengeance, criminal's revenge, law enforcement, rivalry, drug dealing, drug abuse, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary
Place: china, asia, hong kong, paris france, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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.
Style: serious, captivating, tense, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, uncover truth, danger, investigation, tough heroes, dishonesty, crimes, prostitute, loss of wife, torture, shot to death, parade ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Urban Justice (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Seagal plays a man with a dark and violent past, who seeks revenge for the murder of his son.
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, revenge, murder, chase, investigation, gangsters, martial arts, danger, car chase, law enforcement, deadly, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.5
 335
City War (1988)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Two cops--both partners and best friends--find their friendship and their lives at stake when they try to take down a ruthless drug dealer.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, friends, hitman, vengeance, urban, drug dealing, partners against crime, crime, gangsters, criminal heroes, buddies, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 6.7
 838
Double Tap (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Leslie Cheung plays Rick Pang, an IPSC champion who is also a gun expert who modifies his pistols to perfect his technique known as 'double tap', placing two shots in the same exact spot. In the 1996 IPSC Hong Kong shooting competition, ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, murder, hitman, police investigation, criminal's revenge, master criminal, rivalry, law enforcement, deadly, danger, track down, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.5
 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: realistic, stylized, serious, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, revenge, crimes, danger, murder, vengeance, neo noir, chef, deadly, gangsters, heroic bloodshed, violence ...
Place: hong kong, asia, macau
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.6
 676
Shanghai Grand (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Gangsters abound in this lively, romantic crime drama that is set in Shanghai during WW II. The tale of Taiwanese patriot Hsu Wen-Chiang begins as he is washed up on a beach near Shanghai. He is taken in by Ting Lik, a kindly beggar who is ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, love triangle, friendship, world war two, romance, love and romance, deadly, unfulfillment, rise to the top, graphic violence, vengeance, rivalry ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: taiwan, asia, china, shanghai
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.4
 333
The Last Blood (1990)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Tam is Lui Tai, an Interpol agent assigned to protect a famous religious leader, the Daka Lama, who's targeted for death by the militant Japanese terrorist group, the Red Army. Lui Tai hooks up with the Daka Lama in Singapore, but a Red Army ...
Style: rough, stylized, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, airport, hospital, danger, clergy, master criminal, law enforcement, heroic mission, wooing, heroes, gangsters, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: singapore, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.8
 12K
Flash Point (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Detective Sergeant Ma Jun, known for dispensing his own brand of justice during arrests, teams up with an undercover cop, Wilson, to try and bring down three merciless Vietnamese brothers running a smuggling ring in the months before mainland ...
Style: exciting, tense, captivating, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, drug lord, fighting crime, police investigation, gang, smuggling, danger, rivalry, crimes, working undercover, vigilantism, arrest ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 6.8
 34K
Cold in July (2014)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: How can a split-second decision change your life? While investigating noises in his house one balmy Texas night in 1989, Richard Dane puts a bullet in the brain of low-life burglar Freddy Russell. Although he’s hailed as a small-town hero, Dane ...
Style: twists and turns, realistic, suspenseful, tense, bleak ...
Plot: private detective, neo noir, murder, intruder, crimes, vigilantism, investigation, violence, deadly, unlikely partners, home invasion, death ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1989
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.7
 443
The Box (2007)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A disgraced former LAPD detective leads a home invasion in search of millions in stolen money. The plan goes awry and homicide detectives seeking answers interrogate the only survivors; a thief and a victim.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, heist, police investigation, mind game, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, betrayal, law enforcement, rivalry, danger, deadly, survival ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Italian Connection (1972)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Italy, West Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When a shipment of heroin disappears between Italy and New York, a small-time pimp in Milan is framed for the theft. Two professional hitmen are dispatched from New York to find him, but the real thieves want to get rid of him before the New York ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: pimp, hitman, mafia, manhunt, vengeance, scapegoat, sleazy, loss of daughter, crimes, gangsters, chases and races, graphic violence ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe, new york, milan italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, friendship, gangsters, vengeance, forgery, police officer, prison, revenge, crime, crimes, police investigation, graphic violence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: hong kong, asia, taiwan, taipei, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Finger Man (1962)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A stone-faced Jean-Paul Belmondo stars as enigmatic gangster Silien, who may or may not be responsible for squealing on Faugel (Serge Reggiani), just released from the slammer and already involved in what should have been a simple heist. By the end ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, rough, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: betrayal, heist, frame up, gangsters, crime, crimes, cons and scams, vengeance, friendship, tough heroes, crime gone awry, criminal heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.7
 77
Nexus (2010)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Holly is a struggling singer whose life is torn apart when she loses custody of her daughter, Chloe. When she travels to her soon to be ex-husbands estate in the country, for a weekend visit with Chloe, she is shocked to discover that he is missing. ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, tense, psychological ...
Plot: conspiracy, neo noir, false accusation, on the run, uncover truth, frame up, life turned upside down, betrayal, dishonesty, law enforcement, crimes, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.2
 5K
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: suspenseful, stylized, exciting, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination, hitman, heroes, martial arts, yakuza, revenge, buddies, deadly, crimes, dishonesty, crime, chases and races ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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