Movies like Century of the Dragon

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Century of the Dragon (1999)
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Century of the Dragon (1999)
Original name: 龍在邊緣
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 leader Fei Ling (Andy Lau). Shing comes to respect Fei Ling and question his original motives, but the troubled cop must make a crucial decision before rival gangs and impatient cops move in for the kill.
Style: exciting, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crimes, special agents, gang, friendship, partners, crime, working undercover, moral dilemma, danger, unlikely partners, dishonesty, master criminal, law enforcement, police investigation, criminal heroes, rivalry, hidden identity, undercover, right hand man, tough law enforcer, fight, police, murder, blood ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: hong kong

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Most similar movies to Century of the Dragon

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and rough films with plots about crimes, crime, law enforcement, rivalry, gang, police investigation and gangsters mostly in Action, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like Century of the Dragon: Moving Targets (2004), Turning Point (2009), Cop on a Mission (2001), Special ID (2013), Return to a Better Tomorrow (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, fighting crime, police investigation, rivalry, betrayal, gangsters, partners, undercover, partners against crime, fall in love, working undercover, police corruption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong
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95%
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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: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting
Plot: car chase, working undercover, secret agents, espionage, hidden identity, fighting crime, rivalry, police investigation, tough law enforcer, partners, gang, love affair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
Cop on a Mission (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Mike, a cop who is becoming increasingly frustrated with his tiresome job with little benefits, whilst the criminals live a life of luxury. He is offered a undercover job to infiltrate a Triad gang led by Boss Tin. Mike slowly becomes engrossed in ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, undercover, police investigation, law enforcement, crimes, disorder, heist, gang, gangsters, partners against crime, chases and races, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 5.6
 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, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, tough law enforcer, working undercover, law enforcement, police investigation, crimes, gang, rivalry, undercover, sniper, crime, law enforcer killer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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Return to a Better Tomorrow (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An adventure that delves into the dark caverns of the underworld and tells the tale of three chivalrous gangsters who attempt to escape the powerful clutch of their gang leader.
Style: stylized, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, life is a bitch, fighting crime, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes, gang, dishonesty, tough law enforcer, crimes, danger, crime, betrayal ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Island of Greed (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A gutsy police detecive and his team of cops probe into the widespread illegal dealings of a criminal mastermind who schemes to redeem himself by running for government office in taiwan.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: campaign, media, crime, criminal heroes, state affairs, undercover, crimes, rivalry, dishonesty, politics, law enforcement, graphic violence ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: hong kong, taiwan
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, stylized
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: pregnancy, gangsters, surveillance, golden years, master criminal, crimes, single parent, partners, gang, friends, friendship, wrongfully committed ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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: captivating, tense, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, gang war, mole, police detective, working undercover, crimes, police investigation, mind game, hidden identity, law enforcement, gang, psychologist ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 90s, 21st century, 2000s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Firestorm (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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 ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, police investigation, against the rules, working undercover, master criminal, undercover, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, chase, crime, rivalry, gain trust ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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The Tigers (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Cops find their careers and their lives in jeopardy when they spend a gangster's bribe money after releasing him from custody during a drug bust.
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, suspenseful, psychological
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, martial arts, police detective, crimes, dishonesty, deadly, disorder, gangsters, tough law enforcer, vengeance, murder, drug dealing ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, asia, singapore
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Tha Eastsidaz (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Snap, Crackle, and Pop are top dogs in the Eastsidaz gang in Long Beach. Pop, also known as Killa, is the alpha dog. He has Crackle and Snap set up a big drug deal that's going to put him on easy street. But Crackle and Snap have their own ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, vengeance, criminal's revenge, gang, criminal heroes, dishonesty, rivalry, partners, drug dealing, betrayal, frame up, prison ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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, gang, police investigation, heist, track down, police detective, crimes, law enforcement, rivalry, working undercover ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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: on the run, rivalry, partners, crimes, master criminal, tough law enforcer, police investigation, gang, law enforcement, heist, track down, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Lethal Lady (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The only son (Tony Leung Ka Fai) in a family of police officers marries Mina, an ambitious `half-breed' colleague (played by Joyce Godenzi), incurring the resentment of his four sisters, all policewomen, especially the eldest, Ling (Carina ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, police officer killed, policewoman, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, crimes, gangsters, deadly, police investigation, fighting crime, partners against crime, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, drug lord, fighting crime, gang, police investigation, smuggling, crimes, rivalry, danger, working undercover, vigilantism, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
China Strike Force (2000)
Genre: Action
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A young Chinese Security Officer, Darren, is called for Team 808, which fights against the smuggling of drugs and corruption. Noriko, a Japanese Interpol officer, collaborates with Darren for the destruction of a large international drug cartel. At ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, revenge, murder, police investigation, gang, crimes, partners, partners against crime, gangsters, tough law enforcer, master criminal, secret agents ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, new york, usa, china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Black Ransom (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A powerful triad boss has been kidnapped, and the new police superintendent Koo (Fala Chen) decides to recruit the help of Mann (Simon Yam), a former supercop who has since been relegated to back-up duty. Mann has his work cut out for him when he ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, captivating, tense, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, police investigation, crimes, rivalry, danger, law enforcement, murder, vengeance, confined, blackmail, kidnapping, police brutality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Once Upon a Time in Shanghai (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A laborer moves to Shanghai in the hope of becoming rich. But ends up using his kung fu skills to survive. Remake of The Boxer From Shantung.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, crimes, gang, rivalry, kung fu, danger, society, crime, heroes, master warrior, graphic violence, hopes
Time: 20th century, 1900s
Place: china, shanghai, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Colour of the Truth (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A man becomes a cop in order to take down the police superintendent who may have killed his father, and that of a vengeful Triad boss.
Style: exciting, captivating, suspense, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crimes, rivalry, danger, snitch, police corruption, dishonesty, law enforcement, undercover, police shootout, spy, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: rough, suspenseful, bleak, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, betrayal, chase, gangsters, gory, low lives, graphic violence, heist, working undercover, police corruption, violence spree, undercover ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Long Arm of the Law (1984)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, 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, unlikely partners, crimes, master criminal, heist, store, cons and scams, gambling, chaos and mayhem, graphic violence ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: hong kong, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
My Father is a Hero (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An undercover cop struggling to provide for his son and ailing wife, must infiltrate a ruthless gang. But things turn sour when another cop blows his cover and he quickly finds himself battling for his life and the lives of his family.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, heroes, undercover, wu shu, gang, dishonesty, crimes, fighting crime, police investigation, vengeance, track down ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Open City (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: South Korea
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Jo Dae-yeong is a police officer investigating a pickpocket ring with ties to the Yakuza. One day he rescues Baek Jang-mi from danger, only to discover that she is the boss of the gang he has been tracking.
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, police detective, rescue, femme fatale, police investigation, dishonesty, law enforcement, crimes, redemption, danger, rivalry, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Bullets, Blood & a Fistful of Ca$h (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A hard boiled tale of bloody revenge that interweaves the stories of nine criminals. The story takes place in one day, on the eve of an all out syndicate war. Through a twisted series of events, the interweaving narratives are put on an ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: rivalry, partners, vengeance, police detective, dishonesty, police investigation, drug dealing, law enforcement, deadly, criminal heroes, gory, partners against crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Last Tycoon (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Set in Shanghais Gangster era of the early 1900s, THE LAST TYCOON tells the tale of CHENG (Chow Yun-Fat), a young man who is set up by the chief of police (Sammo Hung) and must leave the life he knows and QIU (Monica Mok), the woman he loves, to ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, rivalry, mafia, crimes, dishonesty, betrayal, chinese mafia, danger, love triangle, criminal heroes, gang, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 30s, 1930s, 1920s ...
Place: china, asia, shanghai
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Island of Fire (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Someone in a prison run by a corrupt warden fakes the deaths of convicts to later use them as expendable assassins. A police officer is sent into the prison to gather evidence of the corruption.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, martial arts, prison, tough heroes, rivalry, crimes, master criminal, chases and races, crime, undercover, criminal heroes, anti hero ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, fighting crime, crime, gang, undercover, crimes, heist, police investigation, dishonesty, partners, master criminal, tough law enforcer ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Rich and Famous (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: To pay off his debt as a gambler, a man drags his sister and step-brother into a life of crime and a violent war between rival gang lords.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, betrayal, gang, wedding, crime, master warrior, unfulfillment, criminal's revenge, rise to the top, going straight, tragic hero, heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Double Tap (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 89 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, police investigation, criminal's revenge, hitman, track down, vengeance, deadly, law enforcement, rivalry, danger, master criminal ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Guilty by Association (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: There is no honor without truth. When gang wars spin out of control in downtown Washington D.C., one man steps onto the battlefirld to hunt down a ruthless killer. A young man has been released from prison and is determined to build a new life for ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough law enforcer, police investigation, law enforcement, friendship, criminal heroes, partners, drug dealing, redemption, gang, investigation, master criminal, going straight ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%