Movies like Moonlight Express

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Moonlight Express (1999)
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Moonlight Express (1999)
Original name: 星月童話
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong, Japan
Duration: 101 min.
Story: On the eve of her Japanese wedding, Hitomi (Takako Tokiwa) loses her fiance, Tatsuya, to a car accident. She travels to Hong Kong seeking solace and meets undercover cop Karbo -- a dead ringer for Tatsuya. The duo is forced to take it on the lam when a corrupt colleague frames Karbo, and Hitomi soon finds herself torn between her love for Tatsuya and her blossoming feelings for her fellow fugitive. Leslie Cheung plays Tatsuya and Karbo.
Plot: mistaken identity, undercover cop, car accident, groom, police, betrayal, gunfight, camera, horse ranch, music box
Place: hong kong

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Most similar movies to Moonlight Express

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, stylized and suspenseful films with plots about police, violence, police officer, gangsters, betrayal, gunfight and blood mostly in Drama, Crime and Romance genres. Some movies like Moonlight Express: Days of Being Wild (1990), My Heart Is That Eternal Rose (1989), Who's the Man, Who's the Woman (1996), A Better Tomorrow (1986), Thunder Cop (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, psychological, sentimental, touching, realistic ...
Plot: underwear, love triangle, rain, drink, radio, fight, beating, sailor, romance, kiss, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: hong kong, the philippines, asia, macau, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
My Heart Is That Eternal Rose (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The triangular relationship between Lap (Joey Wang). Rick (Kenny Bee) and Cheung (Tony Leung) is the backbone of this film. Lap's father was once a triad; he retired and opened a bar near seashore. Rick worked there and was a couple with Lap. ...
Plot: police, police officer shot through the heart, beating, mexican standoff, blood, explosion, shot in the hand, submachine gun, shot in the chest, shot multiple times, police officer kicked, gunfight ...
Place: hong kong, macau
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Who's the Man, Who's the Woman (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The sequel to the blockbuster comedy He's a Woman, She's a Man, Who's the Woman, Who's the Man picks up right where the original left off! Music producer Sam (Leslie Cheung) and his cross-dressing protege Wing (Anita Yuen) have ...
Style: sexual, humorous, semi serious, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: friends, artists and showbiz, gays and lesbians, hidden identity, gender, dishonesty, romance, lifestyle, performer's life, transsexual, transvestism, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 ⇓
65%
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Thunder Cop (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Cop action movie clumsily inter-cut with slapstick. Dumb cop befriends triad guy who wants to go straight but is being set up by his unscrupulous drug dealing colleagues.
Plot: unrequited love, loss of father, criminal gang, flashback, kung fu, mexican standoff, gun action, shot to death, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, blood splatter, blood, triad ...
Place: hong kong, taipei
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Happy Together (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A couple take a trip to Argentina in search of a new beginning, but instead find themselves drifting ever further apart.
Style: stylized, atmospheric, emotional, gloomy, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, alienation, gays and lesbians, romance, couples, angel, disorder, longing, looking for love, couple relations, lifestyle, gender ...
Time: 90s, year 1997
Place: argentina, hong kong, asia, latin america, buenos aires argentina ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Gang Money Run (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A struggling musician falls for a charismatic burlesque dancer while getting entangled with hired guns and a border town gang bent on killing him.
Plot: hitman, burlesque, car chase, guitarist, gang, stolen money, chase, lowrider, gunfight, femme fatale, musician, songwriter ...
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Man Wanted (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Undercover cop Lok Hwa takes two years to become the trusted lieutenant of rising Hong Kong drug lord, Feng. The night of the big bust, Feng's flaming car crashes spectacularly into the sea; Feng is presumed dead. Hwa returns to the force and ...
Plot: undercover cop, blood, police, police officer killed, police officer shot in the chest, hospital, gun, gore, revenge, blood splatter, brutality, drugs ...
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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The Moss (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A Hong Kong cop is struggling for his survival in the underground world, a place filled with criminals and low life people like moss in rotting hell.
Plot: emerald, undercover cop, brothel, shot in the chest, gangster, noodles, gunfight, flatulence, police officer, gangsters, accidental killing
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
As Tears Go By (1988)
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: captivating, realistic, serious, rough
Plot: gangsters, gang, friendship, triad, brother sister incest, island, unfulfilled love, down on your luck, love and romance, hopes, crime, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
A Moment of Romance II (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A street racer encounters a mainland courtesan under an extraordinary circumstances. A moment of Romance between them follows after.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prostitute, criminal heroes, motorcycle chase, chases and races, on the run, crimes, immigrants, misfit, romance, obsessive quest, politics, gangsters ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: suspenseful, stylized, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hospital, undercover, gangsters, criminal's revenge, gang war, restaurant, gory, siblings relations, chaos and mayhem, pregnancy, working undercover, vengeance ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, new york, usa, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Permanent Residence (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The life story of a young man who has been pursuing an impossible love with his straight boyfriend and contemplating on the mortality of his loved ones.
Style: philosophical
Plot: gay lead character, lgbt, countdown, passage of time, gay sex, death of grandmother, death of father, webcam, gay romance, brother brother relationship, shower, homoeroticism ...
Place: hong kong, jerusalem, china, tel aviv israel, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: shot to death, slashing, corpse, genital mutilation, death, shot in the face, achilles tendon cut, shot in the stomach, head cut off, loud sex, triad, shot in the side ...
Place: taiwan, macau
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Love in a Fallen City (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Taking place in 1941, Love in a Fallen City centers on Pai (Cora Miao), a young woman who has been ostracized by her family for divorcing her rich husband. A local match-maker, Mrs. Hsu (Helen Ma), takes pity on Pai and decides to bring her to Hong ...
Plot: playboy, divorce, female director, sino japanese war, male female relationship, hotel, divorced divorcee
Place: hong kong, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Temptress Moon (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Set in the decadent 1920s, Temptress Moon tells the very complicated story of a wealthy family living on the outskirts of Shanghai. Their youngest daughter, Ruyi, is brought up as a servant to her opium-addicted father and brother. Meanwhile, her ...
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: gangsters, family relations, opium, blackmail, addiction, master and servant, gang, love and romance, unfulfillment, romance, dishonesty, rise and fall ...
Time: 1910s, 1920s, 20th century
Place: china, shanghai, asia, tokyo, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
A New Day in Old Sana'a (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Yemen
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Tariq's aristocratic family has arranged for him to marry Bilquis, the daughter of a rich judge. However, while out in the city one night, he catches sight of a woman he believes to be Bilquis, and falls in love with her. The woman turns out to ...
Plot: aristocrat, elopement, arranged marriage, pregnancy, photographer, class differences, arab, wedding, assistant, teacher, mistaken identity, tradition ...
Place: middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Private Call (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: In order to avenge the murder of an old friend, a recently suspended female police officer goes undercover at an illegal gambling den where the winning prize is a night with one of the female staff.
Style: sexploitation film
Plot: sex tape, undercover cop, strong language, voyeurism, sex scene, tough girl, bare breasts, swearing, swimming, gunshot, lesbian sex, breasts ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 80
Cry Rape (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: A man who is arrested for rape swears it wasn't him but somebody who looks just like him, but the victim insists it was him.
Plot: mistaken identity, rape victim, rape, sexual assault, humiliation, courtroom, confrontation, rapist, court, victim, social problem, aftermath ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 25K
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, one last job, couples, killer, criminal heroes, love, crimes, love affair, couple relations, partners in crime, dangerous, loneliness ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: hong kong, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 848
Bishonen (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Stephen Fung and Daniel Wu play a male prostitute and policeman who fall in love with tragic consequences. Partly inspired by a notorious real-life scandal in which porn photos of Hong Kong policemen - in (and out of) uniform - were found in the ...
Style: gloomy, sexual, atmospheric, realistic, serious ...
Plot: police, life is a bitch, gays and lesbians, romance, investigation, love and romance, prostitute, gender, dangerous attraction, looking for love, teenage life, fall in love ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Hidden Passion (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 91 min.
Story: There is hidden passion galore as a plain middle aged house wife looks after her wheel chair bound husband who has lost interest in sex. Her young slutty niece, who dresses provocatively wearing thigh high boots, comes to stay with them. There is a ...
Plot: impotence, masturbation, camera, infidelity, revenge, oral sex, female nudity, male female relationship, drugged, voyeur, kiss, fondling ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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The Hang Up (1969)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Two vice cops get entangled in a web of prostitution, blackmail and murder.
Plot: horse, alcohol, prostitute, beach, suit, cross dressing, sting operation, topless girl, blackmail, handgun, kissing, rape ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Triads: The Inside Story (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Li Man-Ho comes to Hong Kong after his father's death following a double crossed peace meeting at the hands of a rival gang. The family's business begins to crumble as rival organizations stir violence and trouble in acknowledgment of this ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, assassination, going straight, crimes, gangsters, dealing with death, unfulfillment, criminal heroes, lone wolves, rivalry, police investigation, crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 6K
City on Fire (1987)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Ko Chow is an undercover cop who is under pressure from all sides. His boss, Inspector Lau, wants him to infiltrate a gang of ruthless jewel thieves; in order to do this he must obtain some handguns; his girlfriend wants him to commit to marriage or ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, captivating, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, gangsters, betrayal, friendship, police detective, mexican standoff, undercover cop, heist, working undercover, law enforcement, chases and races, criminal heroes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, asia, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.6
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Clandestine (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Three boys escape from a youth prison in Spain, and head for the city of Madrid. Xabi and Joel, both Spanish, and an Arabic boy named Driss, quickly meet up with some eccentric people on the road. Joel, and the very cute and lovable Driss have no ...
Style: serious, captivating, psychological, tense, rough ...
Plot: terrorism, bomb, crimes, love affair, life is a bitch, confined, betrayal, police, youth, criminal heroes, crime, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: madrid, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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: sentimental, psychological, realistic, contemplative, captivating ...
Plot: gangsters, martial arts, self discovery, introspection, redemption, rivalry, crimes, hopes, drummer, countryside, training, business partner ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, taiwan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Bullets Over Summer (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Plainclothes policemen Brian and Mike use an elderly woman's apartment for surveillance, hoping to catch a fugitive gangster. They develop a warm relationship with their hostess, whom they call "granny." Meanwhile, each man develops a ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, stylized
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: pregnancy, gangsters, surveillance, tough law enforcer, master criminal, wrongfully committed, friendship, crimes, law enforcement, friends, single parent, golden years ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Naked City: Justice with a Bullet (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A pair of taxi-driving NYC detectives take up the case of tourists who are robbed of their money and luggage by a shady limo driver. Things get dicey when the tourists accidentally get mixed up in a drug dealer's murder and money heist, while ...
Plot: police detective, undercover cop, naive woman, female nudity, robbery, lesbian sex, tape over mouth, rape, spiked drink
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Arrest the Restless (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Two juveniles get mixed up in a street gang, resulting in the murder of a rival gang leader. A crooked cop pins the murder on the boy, but a detective who knows the truth risks his career to help the kid out.
Plot: rivals, murder, street gang, rival, police officer, police, gang, sergeant
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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