Movies like The Asian Connection

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The Asian Connection (2016)
 3.3
 1K
The Asian Connection (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Thailand, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two American expatriates, Jack and Sam, unwittingly steal a drug lord's money when they rob a series of banks in Southeast Asia and become the target of the gang's vengeance.
Style: surprise ending, suspense
Plot: drug lord, bank robber, aikido, vengeance, expatriate, martial arts, bank robbery, thief, heist, parkour, money, island, motorcycle, bodyguard, friendship, violence, hotel, hitman, truck, death, criminal, warrior, torture, kickboxing, arms dealer ...
Place: cambodia, bangkok thailand

Most similar movies to The Asian Connection

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out surprise ending, suspenseful, realistic and suspense films with plots about violence, held at gunpoint, gunfight, pistol, punched in the face, blood and death mostly in Action, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like The Asian Connection: End of a Gun (2016), Mercenary: Absolution (2015), Back in Action (1993), A Good Man (2014), Killing Salazar (2017). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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End of a Gun (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A mall security guard -- and former federal agent -- crosses paths with a drug kingpin's enforcer after he saves a woman from danger.
Style: surprise ending, rough, suspense, suspenseful
Plot: violence, martial arts, tough guy, brutality, betrayal, rescue, chase, murder, police detective, death, aikido, blood ...
Time: 2010s
Place: paris france, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Mercenary: Absolution (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: Romania, USA, Ukraine
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When a contract killer (Steven Seagal) encounters a girl on the run from a dangerous mob boss (Vinnie Jones) with powerful political ties, running a human trafficking operation, he is torn between protecting the girl, and remaining loyal to the ...
Style: surprise ending
Plot: hit by a car, passport, haunted by the past, nightclub, rescue, kung fu, booby trap, evil man, drug addict, notebook, scar, panic ...
Place: ukraine, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 5.4
 506
Back in Action (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Two men have different motivations but the same goal when they team up and mount an assault on a powerful drug gang.
Plot: green beret, buddy cop, journalist, shot in the chest, gangster, brutality, cigarette smoking, death, love, betrayal, escape, murder ...
Time: 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 4.6
 3K
A Good Man (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After an illustrious special ops career ends in disaster, Alexander goes off the grid and attempts to lead a quiet life as a handyman at an apartment complex. But when one of his tenants and her family fall under the thumb of a Russian gangster, ...
Style: rough, serious, exciting, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: martial arts, one man army, gory, save the day, gangsters, crimes, heroes, rivalry, danger, gang, deadly, death of child ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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Killing Salazar (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Monaco
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An elite team of DEA agents are assigned to protect a dangerous drug lord and take refuge in a luxury hotel while they await extraction. They soon find themselves at the center of an ambush as the drug lord's former associates launch an ...
Style: ambiguous ending, surprise ending, suspense
Plot: ambush, drug lord, black ops, luxury hotel, death of wife, kidnapping, crime boss, gore, organized crime, shotgun, hotel room, stabbed in the back ...
Place: eastern europe, ukraine, romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
Precious Cargo (2016)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After a botched heist, Eddie a murderous crime boss, hunts down the seductive thief Karen who failed him. In order to win back Eddie’s trust, Karen recruits her ex-lover and premier thief Jack to steal a cargo of rare precious gems. But when the ...
Style: surprise ending
Plot: crime boss, heist, veterinarian, beer, soldier, pistol, car chase, helicopter, gang, shot in the forehead, threatened with a knife, diamond ...
Place: mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
Code of Honor (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Colonel Robert Sikes is on a mission to rid his city of crime. As a stealthy, one-man assault team, he will take on street gangs, mobsters, and politicians with extreme prejudice until his mission is complete. His former protégé, William Porter, ...
Style: surprise ending, ambiguous ending
Plot: stabbed to death, disguise, deception, criminal, violence, fire, motel, mayor, drugs, police, shot in the chest, death ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 5.4
 12K
I Am Wrath (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A man is out for justice after a group of corrupt police officers are unable to catch his wife's killer.
Style: surprise ending
Plot: police corruption, corrupt politician, murder, revenge, violence, friendship, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, chase, blood, doctor, paranoia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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Pistol Whipped (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Steven Seagal stars in this gritty, no-holds barred action film as an elite ex-cop with a gambling problem and a mountain of debt. When a mysterious man offers to clear his debts in exchange for the assassination of the city's most notorious ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, gambling, murder, debt, deadly, downfall, dishonesty, introspection, danger, crimes, life is a bitch, redemption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 5.8
 26K
Hard to Kill (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Mason Storm, a 'go it alone' cop, is gunned down at home. The intruders kill his wife, and think they've killed both Mason and his son too. Mason is secretly taken to a hospital where he spends several years in a coma. His son ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, intense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: coma, vengeance, martial arts, murder, danger, hospital, against the odds, intrigue, crime, law enforcement, chase, corruption ...
Time: 80s, year 1983, year 1990, 1990s
Place: chicago illinois, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Assassination Games (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Hong Kong, Romania
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Brazil is a contract killer, willing to take any job if the price is right. Flint left the assassin game when a ruthless drug dealer’s brutal attack left his wife in a coma. When a contract is put out on the same coldblooded drug dealer, both ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, anti hero, assassination, fight, unlikely partners, crimes, criminal's revenge, corrupt law enforcer, dishonesty, danger, knife fight, organized crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ukraine, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 4.6
 248
Maximum Force (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three renegade cops team up to take on the corrupt chief of police and a crime lords hatchet-man.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, undercover, prostitute, chase, renegade, computer cracker, working undercover, chases and races, crime, crimes, rivalry, gangsters ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
S.W.A.T.: Under Siege (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a D.E.A. and S.W.A.T. cartel takedown ends in a shootout, S.W.A.T. Agent Travis Hall seizes a mysterious prisoner taking him into custody. Before long, the S.W.A.T. compound is under siege by wave-after-wave of assault teams attempting to ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, tense, disturbing, surprise ending
Plot: survival, chase, police chase, corrupt cop, death of friend, one against many, martial arts, spy, self mutilation, foot chase, husband wife relationship, violence ...
Time: 2010s
Place: seattle, washington state, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.1
 34K
Hotel Artemis (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Set in riot-torn, near-future Los Angeles, 'Hotel Artemis' follows the Nurse, who runs a secret, members-only emergency room for criminals.
Style: tense, exciting, captivating, suspense, surprise ending
Plot: hotel, nurse, survival, crime boss, organized crime, female killer, mob boss, mysterious woman, arms dealer, murder, top secret, chase ...
Time: near future, 2020s
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.0
 27K
Above the Law (1988)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Seagal is Nico Toscani, an Italian immigrant, American patriot, ex-CIA agent, aikido specialist, and unorthodox Chicago policeman. He is as committed to his job as he is to his personalized brand of justice: expert and thorough bone-crushing.
Style: realistic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, corruption, undercover, cia, drug dealing, lone hero, crimes, vengeance, law enforcement, dishonesty, deadly, chases and races ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, usa, japan, asia, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 5.3
 194
Deadly Target (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A Chinese gangster in Los Angeles escapes on the eve of his deportation to Hong Kong. A martial-arts master detective and his ragtag team get caught up in the action as they track down this ruthless killer.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, martial arts, rivalry, heroes, gangsters, crimes, vengeance, deadly, law enforcement, dishonesty, missing person, tough heroes ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, asia, hong kong, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Urban Justice (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Seagal plays a man with a dark and violent past, who seeks revenge for the murder of his son.
Style: bleak, serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, investigation, murder, chase, martial arts, revenge, car chase, crimes, crime, chases and races, life is a bitch, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
The Marine 4: Moving Target (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: WWE Superstar Mike "The Miz" Mizanin returns as Jake Carter where he is assigned to protect a whistleblower who wishes to expose a corrupt military defence contractor. However, the military hires a heavily armed team of mercenaries to kill ...
Plot: military, marine, shooting, punched in the chest, kicked in the crotch, stabbed in the arm, afghanistan veteran, ex marine, killed in police car, policewoman killing, cat and mouse, sniper ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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 4.0
 4K
Out of Reach (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Poland
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Vietnam veteran Billy Ray Lancing, a former CSA agent who now works on a wildlife refuge in Northern Alaska, has been exchanging letters in a pen-pal relationship with Irina Morawska, a 13-year-old orphaned girl in Poland that he's helping out ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: human trafficking, danger, orphan, rescue, martial arts, chess, friendship, secret code, best friends, race against time, obsessive quest, secret agents ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: europe, poland, warsaw poland, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Contract to Kill (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, Monaco
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Harmon is a CIA/DEA enforcer investigating Arab terrorists captured in Mexico. With his team--seductive FBI agent Zara and spy-drone pilot Sharp--he flies to Istanbul and uncovers a brutal plot: Islamic extremists plan to use Sonora drug-smuggling ...
Plot: shot to death, martial arts, violence, aikido, chase, hypodermic needle, beer, kiss, pistol, conspiracy, mission, home invasion ...
Time: 2010s
Place: istanbul turkey, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Marked for Death (1990)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Just retired from the Drug Enforcement Agency, John Hatcher returns to his hometown and quickly discovers that drugs have infiltrated his old neighborhood. Determined to drive the dealers out, Hatcher crosses paths with a ferocious Jamaican drug ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, martial arts, drug dealing, murder, danger, vengeance, revenge, lone hero, gangsters, crime, family, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: usa, colombia, latin america, jamaica, west indies ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.4
 48K
Live by Night (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A story set in the Prohibition Era and centered around a group of individuals and their dealings in the world of organized crime.
Style: tragic ending, surprise ending, emotional, melancholic, bloody ...
Plot: prohibition, betrayal, organized crime, love, revenge, mafia, gangster, chase, death, vengeance, violence, car chase ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s
Place: florida, boston, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 5.6
 7K
Skin Trade (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Thailand, Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After his family is killed by a Serbian gangster with international interests. NYC detective Nick goes to S.E. Asia and teams up with a Thai detective to get revenge and destroy the syndicates human trafficking network.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sex slave, martial arts, sex slavery, human trafficking, crime, gangsters, tough law enforcer, vengeance, police investigation, master criminal, rivalry, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: thailand, asia, usa, cambodia, bangkok thailand ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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 6.1
 13K
6 Bullets (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An ex-mercenary known for finding missing children is hired by a mixed martial arts fighter whose daughter has been kidnapped.
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: danger, kidnapping, child prostitute, daring rescue, crime, tough heroes, missing child, crimes, father son relationship, tough guy, organized crime, martial arts ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Out for Justice (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Gino Felino (Steven Seagal) is an NYPD detective from Brooklyn who knows everyone and everything in his neighborhood. Killing his Partner was someone's mistake, because he's now Out For Justice.
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, chase, martial arts, car chase, psychopath, police investigation, vengeance, gangsters, crime, dark hero, good versus evil, danger ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: usa, new york, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Out for a Kill (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Aruba, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An unsuspecting university professor is an unwitting accomplice in a foiled Chinese cocaine deal. Wrongly imprisoned, he escapes to take his revenge and prove his innocence.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: frame up, murder, prison, martial arts, vengeance, law enforcement, gangsters, criminal's revenge, drug abuse, dishonesty, deadly, danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: china, asia, hong kong, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.3
 32K
Bastille Day (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, France, USA, Luxembourg, Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Michael Mason is an American pickpocket living in Paris who finds himself hunted by the CIA when he steals a bag that contains more than just a wallet. Sean Briar, the field agent on the case, soon realises that Michael is just a pawn in a much ...
Style: surprise ending, exciting, intense, buddy comedy, tense ...
Plot: cia, pickpocket, terrorism, bomb, bank, gas mask, strong female character, intelligence agency, chase, surveillance, espionage, corruption ...
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Tough and Deadly (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A private eye helps an amnesiac CIA agent elude mobsters who don't want him to regain his memory of their drug operation.
Plot: amnesia, cia, stabbed in the throat, mafia, blood splatter, machine gun, pool cue, secretary, interrogation, revolver, neo noir, beaten to death ...
Place: langley virginia, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Code of Silence (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A Chicago cop is caught in a middle of a gang war while his own comrades shun him because he wants to take an irresponsible cop down.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, rescue, martial arts, hitman, danger, police investigation, gangsters, missing person, addiction, rivalry, society, partners ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, texas, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
A Better Way to Die (2000)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Boomer (Wiper) is a rookie cop based in the urban hellhole that is downtown Chicago. After his involvement in a drug bust operation which results in the death of Carlos (Carmen Argenziano), his mentor and father figure, Boomer becomes disillusioned ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, surprise ending, road movie
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, mistaken identity, undercover, on the run, tough law enforcer, hostages, witnessing a crime, chases and races, gangsters, criminal heroes, working undercover, special agents ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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