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Running Out of Time (1999)
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Running Out of Time (1999)
Original name: 暗戰
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: exciting, tense, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, stylized, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terminal illness, chase, cross dressing, race against time, revenge, crimes, heist, crime, negotiation, perfect crime, chases and races, dishonesty, master criminal, law enforcement, criminal heroes, mind game, rivalry, criminal's revenge, thief, murder, martial arts, kung fu, police, friendship, violence ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, asia

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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, rivalry, law enforcement, crime, gunfight, blood and violence mostly in Action, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Running Out of Time: Invisible Target (2007), Infernal Affairs III (2003), Expect the Unexpected (1998), Infernal Affairs II (2003), Fulltime Killer (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Invisible Target (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Three cops team up to bring down a criminal gang of seven, who have their own hidden agenda.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, vigilantism, partners against crime, chase, hostages, hostage, master criminal, gang, rivalry, car chase, heist, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
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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
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Expect the Unexpected (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In this "cops and robbers" film, a raid on a jewelry store staged by a band of amateur hold-up artists goes horribly wrong, leading to a shoot-out. The elite Organized Crime Bureau team, headed by Captain Ching King Gen, is poised to go ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: disorder, crime gone awry, rivalry, heist, wooing, store, law enforcement, crimes, gangsters, criminal heroes, crime, rape ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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
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100%
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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
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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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
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Time: 90s
Place: asia, hong kong
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Big Bullet (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Hotheaded cop Bill Zhu (Lau Ching-wan) gets relegated to the Emergency Unit after a dustup with his inept boss. When the mob kills Zhu's pal and ex-colleague (Francis Ng) during a turf-war hit, he rounds up his motley department cohorts and ...
Style: tense, exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: asia, hong kong, united kingdom, china, east asia
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45%
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PTU (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
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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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Full Alert (1997)
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Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 98 min.
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Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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A Hero Never Dies (1998)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Jack and Martin are members of rival Chinese triads in the middle of a gang war. Both of their gang leaders like to get advice from a fortune teller living in Thailand. On one such trip, Martin's gang ambushes Jack's at a Thai hotel. There ...
Style: rough, stylized, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
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Eye in the Sky (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
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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
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Tigers (1991)
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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
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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 ⇓
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Rich and Famous 2 (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
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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
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Time: 80s
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Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
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Duration: 104 min.
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Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Infernal Affairs (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
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Run and Kill (1993)
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City War (1988)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Style: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Once a Cop (1993)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: As a crime wave sweeps through Hong Kong, the police call Jessica Yang (Yeoh), a rising star in the ranks, to help stop a notorious gang of thieves! What Jessica doesn't realize is that her boyfriend - recently discharged from the force - is ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
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Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Breaking News (2004)
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Duration: 90 min.
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Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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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 ...
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Audience: boys' night
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Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: taiwan, china, asia, shanghai
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
New Police Story (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Sent into a drunken tailspin when his entire unit is killed by a gang of thrill-seeking punks, disgraced Hong Kong police inspector Wing (Jackie Chan) needs help from his new rookie partner, with a troubled past of his own, to climb out of the ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary, 2000s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.7
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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 ⇓
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