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Running on Karma (2003)
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Running on Karma (2003)
Original name: 大隻佬
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A monk turned body-builder, with the gift to see into people's lives, befriends a female cop, and uses his gift to change the force of Karma and her destiny.
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense, surprise ending, modern fairy tale
Audience: boys' night
Plot: monk, murder, martial arts, investigation, supernatural ability, crimes, track down, love affair, law enforcement, deadly, rivalry, clergy, policewoman, saving a life, destiny, stripper, soldier, contests and competitions, monastery, religions or cults, crime, dog, boxing, prostitute, kung fu ...
Time: contemporary

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and exciting films with plots about crimes, rivalry, deadly, murder, law enforcement, chases and races and crime mostly in Thriller, Action and Drama genres. Some movies like Running on Karma: Fulltime Killer (2001), King of Triads (2010), PTU (2003), Kill Switch (2008), Running Out of Time (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Fulltime Killer (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Professional assassin O has resided in an isolated world of killing and loneliness. But his life begins to change once he meets the innocent Chin; hired to clean O's apartment. However, soon the flamboyent and reckless Tok enters Chin's ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, exciting, harsh, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, dark hero, police detective, danger, rivalry, criminal heroes, crimes, crime, law enforcement, fall in love, uninhibited rivalry, love triangle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, japan, asia, singapore, malaysia ...
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King of Triads (2010)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When the boss of a ruling Hong Kong triad is arrested and executed in China for counterfeiting money, mayhem ensues as the mob's leading contenders circle the throne.
Style: captivating, exciting, bleak, tense, realistic ...
Plot: triad, rivalry, deadly, law enforcement, crimes, betrayal, killer, martial arts, murder, danger, redemption, bitterness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, rivalry, investigation, goofy hero, partners against crime, police detective, murder, track down, tough law enforcer, race against time, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 3.9
 4K
Kill Switch (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A troubled detective travels to Memphis in order to track down a pair of serial killers.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, suspense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, investigation, special agents, murder, psychopath, mind game, master criminal, rivalry, law enforcement, race against time, track down, tough law enforcer ...
Time: contemporary
Place: memphis, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Running Out of Time (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Police inspector and excellent hostage negotiator Ho Sheung-Sang finds himself in over his head when he is pulled into a 72 hour game by a cancer suffering criminal out for vengeance on Hong Kong's organized crime syndicates.
Style: suspenseful, stylized, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terminal illness, chase, race against time, cross dressing, revenge, perfect crime, negotiation, crime, rivalry, heist, mind game, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Moving Target (1996)
Genre: Action, Thriller, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A bounty hunter with a pregnant wife who is urging him to get a regular job gets framed for murder and trapped in a war between Russian gangsters.
Style: suspenseful, serious, intense, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bounty hunter, chase, heroes, deadly, murder, track down, chases and races, dishonesty, criminal's revenge, crimes, fugitives, gangsters ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Infernal Affairs 3 (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, rough, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, gang war, police detective, mole, law enforcement, gang, mind game, police investigation, crimes, hidden identity, working undercover, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 90s, 21st century, 2000s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Monster (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Bok-Soon (Kim Go-eun-I) runs a street stall while taking care of her younger sister. Bok-Soon may not be the brightest girl but what she lacks in intelligence, she makes up for in uncontrollable rage. She’s infamously known as the “psycho ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting, realistic ...
Plot: vengeance, psychopath, police investigation, murder, serial killer, rivalry, deadly, crimes, criminal heroes, assassination, gangsters, contests and competitions ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Dog Bite Dog (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, Japan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A young Cambodian man who has been trained to fight for money in his country is hired to kill someone in Hong Kong. He performs the hit and then flees from Hong Kong police, who are wrestling with internal problems of a model cop and his son, who is ...
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, tense, exciting, suspense
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Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Facing the Enemy (2001)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Griff McCleary is a cop, now his son shot himself with Griff's gun. A year later both he and his wife are still reeling from it. Griff feeling shut out by his wife Olivia, decides to move out. Now he is investigating what appears to be a ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: investigation, murder, vengeance, family problems, law enforcement, crimes, deadly, rivalry, death in the family, police detective, murder investigation, suicide ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.0
 9K
Drug War (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The taciturn police commander Zhang leads an undercover drugs team and in his continuous battle against the ubiquitous drug barons, takes up arms against his arch enemy, Timmy Choi. When he gets hold of Choi, he makes a deal with him: in exchange ...
Style: rough, serious, tense, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Agent Hamilton: But Not If It Concerns Your Daughter (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Swedish intelligence officer Carl Hamilton's 7-year-old goddaughter Nathalie is kidnapped. When the kidnapping's underlying motive becomes known, the Swedish authorities assume a passive role, forcing Hamilton to action. With the help of ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: terrorism, rescue, kidnapping, track down, deadly, danger, law enforcement, assassination attempt, crimes, heroes, special agents, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.9
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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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, chase, investigation, hypnosis, police investigation, undercover, crimes, dishonesty, frame up, haunted by the past, memory loss, master criminal ...
Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Cold Steel (1987)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Detective Johnny Modine gets his Christmas celebration spoiled with news of his father's death, which seems the work of psychopathic junkies ...
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Place: usa, los angeles
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 3.9
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Viktor (2014)
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Country: France, Russia
Duration: 134 min.
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Dot.Kill (2005)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Confession (2005)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Kung Fu Killer (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, stylized, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Duration: 100 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, bleak, suspenseful, psychological
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Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
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Duration: 97 min.
Story: After 10 years, Eddie Franks is out of prison and trying to stay on the straight and narrow, but his drug-mule brother, Sean has other ideas. Rival gangster brothers demand Sean repay his debt to them, causing Eddie to get tangled in the crossfire, ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, disturbing, captivating
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.2
 130
Sword of Honor (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
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Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Other Side (2006)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Samuel North (Nathan Mobley) escapes from Hell to find the person who murdered him, but a team of invincible bounty hunters called REAPERS are sent from the Netherworld to bring him back.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, touching, captivating ...
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Time: contemporary
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