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Tiger Cage (1988)
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Tiger Cage (1988)
Original name: 特警屠龙
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 framed for murder and drug-trafficking themselves. Dodging bullets from cops and criminals alike, the race is on to clear their names, protect their loved ones, and bring their corrupt colleagues to justice.
Style: exciting, rough, bleak, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, betrayal, police corruption, frame up, crimes, drug abuse, vengeance, heroes, partners, crime, life is a bitch, manhunt, chases and races, dishonesty, law enforcement, criminal heroes, deadly, rivalry, police detective, undercover, wooing, tough heroes, police, violence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: hong kong

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and rough films with plots about crimes, law enforcement, crime, rivalry, gangsters, violence and dishonesty mostly in Action, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Tiger Cage: Rich and Famous 2 (1987), Triad Wars (2008), Long Arm of the Law: Part 2 (1987), Infernal Affairs II (2003), Run and Kill (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, good versus evil, crime, deadly, dishonesty, chases and races, mistaken identity, frame up, wooing, heist, wrongfully committed ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Rich and Famous 2 (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 97 min.
Story: After being released from prison, Tang Kat-Yung exacts revenge on Li Ah Chai, in this sequel to Rich and Famous.
Style: stylized, rough, tense, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, gangsters, ambition, crimes, rivalry, deadly, buddies, hopes, crime, gang, going straight, tragic hero ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.7
 1K
Triad Wars (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In the midst of a violent gang war, a series of misfortunes threaten the fate of a gang boss and his mob.
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, betrayal, martial arts, gangsters, police investigation, hitman, police corruption, vengeance, criminal heroes, dishonesty, danger, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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 ⇓
71%
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Infernal Affairs II (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, Singapore, China
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In this prequel to Mou gaan dou (2002), Chan Wing Yan has just become an undercover cop in the triads while Lau Kin Ming joins the police force. Both the triads and the police find an enemy in a rival crime boss.
Style: rough, suspenseful, twists and turns, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: chinese mafia, gangsters, undercover, police, crimes, vengeance, gang war, rivalry, hidden identity, mind game, recruit, police detective ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, year 1991 ...
Place: hong kong, asia, thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, hitman, rivalry, police investigation, deadly, crime, criminal's revenge, dishonesty, crimes, danger, lone wolves, one man army ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: vietnam, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.0
 12K
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, exciting, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, police investigation, police corruption, vengeance, drug lord, dishonesty, law enforcement, rivalry, retirement, uninhibited rivalry, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, hong kong
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57%
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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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: rough, suspenseful, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, chaos and mayhem, police corruption, vengeance, witnessing a crime, law enforcement, crimes, dishonesty, partners against crime, rivalry, gays and lesbians, police investigation ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, malaysia, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
In the Line of Duty 4 (1989)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Two detectives who are up to their necks in trouble and in each other's face, as they try to shut down a drug-trafficking scheme that could be connected with international ties to organized crime. But in the midst of their investigation, ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, heroes, police investigation, partners, cop witness relations, tough heroes, honest law enforcer, who to trust, corrupt law enforcer, police detective, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.4
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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, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, friendship, urban, vengeance, friends, crimes, partners against crime, buddies, partners, deadly, drug dealing, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.2
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The First Shot (1993)
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: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: law enforcement, friendship, siblings relations, police detective, crime, rebellion, crimes, undercover, dishonesty, gays and lesbians, police investigation, gangsters ...
Time: 70s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.9
 838
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, undercover, dishonesty, crimes, police investigation, frame up, haunted by the past, memory loss, heroes ...
Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.0
 4K
PTU (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Over the course of one night, a team of cops frantically search for their colleague's missing gun.
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, neo noir, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, goofy hero, rivalry, investigation, partners against crime, gang, murder, track down, police detective, dishonesty, martial arts, master criminal ...
Time: contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
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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
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Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: hong kong, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Yes, Madam! (1985)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Asprin (Mang Hoi) and Strepsil (John Shum), two petty thieves who inadvertently become involved in a murder case when they steal items belonging to a murdered man. The man had hidden an important microfilm in his passport, which the thieves pass ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, stylized, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, police investigation, female martial artist, gangsters, police detective, espionage, police corruption, deadly, fish out of water, partners, fighting crime, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, asia, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Longest Nite (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 84 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: rough, stylized, bleak, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: conspiracy, crimes, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, deadly, crime, undercover, gangsters, law enforcement, corrupt law enforcer, restaurant, frame up ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.1
 6K
City on Fire (1987)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 101 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: rough, stylized, suspenseful, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 80s, 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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 ⇓
42%
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, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 80s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Legacy of Rage (1986)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Brandon plays Brandon Ma, a regular working Joe who holds down two jobs, so he can support his girlfriend May and his dream of owning a motorcycle. Brandon's best friend is Michael, an ambitious and murderous dope peddler. Michael covets May ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, revenge, gangsters, dishonesty, rivalry, confined, deadly, wrongfully committed, frame up, vengeance, murder ...
Time: 80s
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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A Time to Die (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A female photographer teams up with a policeman to try to bring down a corrupt police officer who framed her for drug possession and during her investigation, finds that not everything, or everyone, is what they appear to be.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: frame up, police corruption, murder, custody, photographer, rivalry, chases and races, deadly, life is a bitch, society, dishonesty, wrongfully committed ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.5
 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, gang, crimes, law enforcement, rivalry, drug dealing, track down, police investigation, deadly, criminal heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe, napoli italy, naples italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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 ⇓
38%
 6.1
 254
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 ⇓
38%
 6.1
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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 ⇓
37%
 6.3
 9K
Rapid Fire (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: College student Jake Lo is pursued by smugglers, mobsters and crooked federal agents after he witnesses a murder by a Mafia kingpin.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, intense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, police corruption, gangsters, police investigation, fighting crime, danger, tough law enforcer, machismo, murder, undercover, gang war, male female relationship ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: chicago illinois, los angeles, usa, china, bangkok thailand ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.2
 11K
Violent Cop (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Detective Azuma is a Dirty-Harry style rogue cop who often uses violence and unethical methods to get results.
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, vengeance, police, police detective, kidnapping, anti hero, anti heroes, drug dealer, police officer, police investigation, crimes, crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.1
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On the Run (1988)
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: neo noir, psychological, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: frame up, assassination, dishonesty, on the run, crime, life is a bitch, crimes, chases and races, rivalry, law enforcement, righting the wronged, tough heroes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%