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Drug War (2012)
 7.0
 9K
Drug War (2012)
Original name: 毒戰
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 for his life (in China you can get the death penalty for producing only 50 grams of drugs) the young criminal will help the police infiltrate a sizeable drug network.
Style: rough, serious, exciting, tense, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug cartel, mole, working undercover, criminal heroes, crimes, betrayal, law enforcement, recruit, whistleblower, dishonesty, undercover, drug traffic, drug dealing, accident, chase, shooting, drug trafficking, crime, snitch, war on drugs, meth lab, violence, schoolboy, drugs, nightclub ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china, asia

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Most similar movies to Drug War

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and rough films with plots about crimes, crime, dishonesty, law enforcement, gangsters, rivalry and undercover mostly in Crime, Action and Thriller genres. Some movies like Drug War: The Last Tycoon (2012), Protégé (2007), Infernal Affairs 2 (2003), New World (2013), Go Fast (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: tense, suspenseful, serious, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, gangsters, mafia, crimes, betrayal, dishonesty, danger, love triangle, criminal heroes, graphic violence, gang, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 30s, 1920s, 1930s ...
Place: china, asia, shanghai
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Protégé (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Undercover officer Nick had spent the last seven years penetrating into the core of a drug ring working his way up from a street dealer post to the managerial position handling cargo deliveries for Kwan - the biggest player in the local heroin ...
Style: rough, bleak, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: mole, undercover, drug dealing, working undercover, life is a bitch, drug abuse, law enforcement, dishonesty, crimes, moral dilemma, tragic hero, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Infernal Affairs 2 (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: tense, exciting, rough, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: chinese mafia, gangsters, undercover, gang war, police, crimes, vengeance, mind game, dishonesty, police detective, recruit, working undercover ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 1990s ...
Place: hong kong, asia, thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 21K
New World (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 135 min.
Story: An undercover cop has his loyalties tested when the boss of the corporate gang he's spent years infiltrating dies.
Style: captivating, tense, suspenseful, brutal, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, criminal gang, undercover cop, working undercover, moral dilemma, crimes, mafia, mind game, police chief, rivalry, group of criminals, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south korea, asia, korea, seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Go Fast (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Marek, a crime squad officer, sets out to avenge the death of his partner and best friend, who was killed by drug traffickers. He asks for a posting to a new undercover unit created to infiltrate a drug gang that imports hashish from Morocco using ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, tense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, vengeance, law enforcement, rivalry, drug dealing, gang, working undercover, crimes, crime, loss of partner, car chase, marijuana ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Stool Pigeon (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Living in the guilt of sacrificing his informant in a previous operation, Criminal Intelligence Inspector Don Lee is wary when his superior orders him to send another informant to spy on the criminal operations of Barbarian, a vicious gangster ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, working undercover, law enforcement, danger, undercover, gangsters, estrangement, dishonesty, fighting crime, police detective, graphic violence, redemption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, police investigation, gang, track down, heist, police detective, law enforcement, crimes, working undercover, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, suspense, captivating, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crimes, rivalry, danger, snitch, police corruption, dishonesty, law enforcement, undercover, police shootout, spy, revenge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 7.4
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Election 2 (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 93 min.
Story: As election time nears, current Triad chairman Lok (Simon Yam) faces competition from his godsons. At the same time, Jimmy (Louis Koo) looks to increase his business relations with mainland China.
Style: serious, suspenseful, captivating, rough, realistic ...
Plot: election, triad, organized crime, henchman, rules and policies, rivalry, dishonesty, criminal heroes, crimes, gangsters, ambition, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.3
 648
Bloody Tie (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In this uncompromising vision of the gritty Korean underworld, a crystal meth dealer with a tragic past is forced to team up with a renegade cop to take down a powerful crime lord. Reminiscent of the Hong Kong action films of the 80’s but full of ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, exciting, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, snitch, criminal's revenge, undercover, drug abuse, dealer, drug dealing, criminal heroes, crimes, gangsters, law enforcement, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, busan, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 3.8
 4K
Gun (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Detroit gun runner Rich (Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson) works to sniff out a traitor in his midst after being targeted by the FBI and having barely surviving a weapons deal gone awry. Rich was all set to unload a serious supply of firepower ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: snitch, criminal heroes, arms dealing, crimes, crime, dishonesty, rivalry, betrayal, criminal, strong violent content, sexual content, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.1
 779
Mission Park (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Four friends from the rough side of town grow apart when two are consumed by a life of crime, and the other two become FBI agents sent deep undercover - to bring down those childhood friends.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, tense, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: special agents, crimes, working undercover, drug dealing, ambition, undercover, police officer, danger, friendship, crime, criminal heroes, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.5
 3K
Swelter (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Ten years after their casino heist, four escaped convicts trace their former partner to a desert town, where he is now a lawman with no memory of his criminal past.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, betrayal, uncover truth, track down, small town, crimes, dishonesty, police shootout, graphic violence, profanity, chases and races, memory loss ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.6
 1K
Shooters (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Netherlands, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Gilly comes out of prison after serving a six year stretch and decides that he will now turn his life around and go straight. But when he returns to his South London home and visits his old colleague J, in hope of obtaining his share of the proceeds ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cons and scams, going straight, addiction, law enforcement, criminal's revenge, gangsters, life is a bitch, criminal heroes, drug dealing, drug abuse, dishonesty, crime ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 ⇓
38%
 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, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, tough law enforcer, working undercover, police investigation, law enforcement, gang, undercover, crimes, rivalry, sniper, crime, law enforcer killer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Beyond the Trophy (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Two rival gangs in Los Angeles and Las Vegas, led by Gino (Robert Miano) and Cole (Michael Madsen), are vying for control. Danny (Michael Masini), an LAPD undercover police detective, goes deep into gangland to infiltrate one gang to bring down both.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting, twists and turns
Audience: boys' night
Plot: obsession, love triangle, woman in danger, dangerous attraction, crimes, gang, dishonesty, rivalry, gangsters, working undercover, law enforcement, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, las vegas, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 8.1
 1K
Fugitives (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Chile
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: Four men become fugitives after a failed drug deal, running from north to south of Chile.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, exciting, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, organized crime, corruption, fighting crime, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, crimes, gangsters, undercover, law enforcement, dishonesty, henchman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chile, bolivia, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Snitch'd (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When the South Side Gang and the Cut Throat Mafia start a drug war at a local high school in Santa Ana, CA, detective McClure goes undercover to investigate the brutal murder of a young Latina student. The gang members are the key suspects but ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, police detective, criminal heroes, gangsters, gang, juvenile delinquency, police investigation, police corruption, rivalry, drug dealing, crimes, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Assassins' Code (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A corporate assassination forces opportunistic double agents from three nations to fight to retrieve a high-tech computer disk containing schematics for a deadly weapon.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, crimes, dishonesty, danger, undercover, rivalry, hitman, working undercover, vengeance, deadly, haunted by the past, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
La Linea - The Line (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The story centers around veteran assassin Mark Shields as he tracks down, Pelon, the elusive head of the Salazar Crime Cartel. Through twists of fate, Shields ends up with a local woman, Olivia who is also fighting her own demons for the sake of her ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, exciting
Plot: drug dealing, gangsters, drug abuse, track down, hitman, crimes, master criminal, deadly, mentally unstable, law enforcement, criminal heroes, unlikely couple ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america, tijuana mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.8
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Newsmakers (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Russia, Sweden
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A gang of crooks robbing cash collectors, run into a police surveillance team and the inadequate police response results in a gunfight. A TV crew on assignment in the area happens to capture this humiliation on camera, and this example of police ...
Style: exciting, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, dishonesty, manipulations, manipulation, tv show, crimes, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes, rivalry, law enforcement, journalism, media ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.1
 1K
Diamond 13 (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, Belgium, Luxembourg
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A cop goes up against his lifelong friend, who has become one of the city's biggest drug traffickers.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, dishonesty, drug dealing, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, partners, buddies, graphic violence, crime, profanity, police corruption, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Streets of Blood (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A police officer's partner has died during Hurricane Katrina, but he later discovers that his partner may have been murdered. An investigation follows, taking the officer and his new partner into the depths of the criminal underworld.
Style: rough, bleak, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, investigation, police detective, law enforcement, undercover, crimes, chaos and mayhem, gunfight, ghetto, working undercover, police corruption, hip hop ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 3.6
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Dead Drop (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After surviving a fall from a plane 3000-feet over the ocean, a former CIA operative turned government contractor re-infiltrates a dangerous North Mexican drug trafficking ring to find his own killer. With his memory unraveling, he descends into a ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, danger, undercover, crimes, working undercover, tough heroes, master criminal, chases and races, dishonesty, one man army, revenge, car chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.0
 3K
On the Job (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Philippines
Duration: 118 min.
Story: On The Job is about the ambitions and passions of four men trying to make a living, for themselves and their families. It shows the parallels between two prison inmates who are contract killers, and the two agents of the law investigating the ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, crimes, gangsters, assassination, honest law enforcer, danger, corrupt law enforcer, corruption, deadly, dishonesty, criminal heroes, politics ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: the philippines, asia, manila philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.0
 3K
Leak 2000 (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Based on a book about an infamous real scandal in the Dutch crime scene, the film aims at exposing the horrors caused by corruption on both sides of the law. A rookie policeman is coerced into obtaining secret information from a childhood friend ...
Style: exciting, tense, rough, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mole, police detective, police corruption, criminal gang, investigation, false accusations, law enforcement, rivalry, danger, betrayal, dishonesty, corrupt law enforcer ...
Place: holland, europe, amsterdam
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.3
 6K
In Too Deep (1999)
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A fearless cop is taking on a ruthless crimelord. He knew the risks. He just didn't know how far he would have to go.
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, twists and turns, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: undercover, police detective, working undercover, gang, crimes, gangsters, police investigation, criminal heroes, ghetto, drug dealing, adaptation, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 90s, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 3.9
 184
Cartel War (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Led by a detective hell-bent on revenge, a team of undercover cops in Los Angeles attempt to bring down a powerful drug mob from the inside. Operating outside the law, they put everything on the line to clean up the streets and exact payback on the ...
Style: rough, exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: working undercover, rivalry, drug dealing, law enforcement, criminal's revenge, crimes, revenge, murder, friendship, police, male female relationship, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Shield and the Sword (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: During a patrol, Julie and Simon, two police constables, injure a wealthy man who pointlessly killed their partner. This wealthy man in question turns out to be the son of a politician. This is why the two police constables are accused of brutality ...
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious
Plot: investigation, crimes, crime, law enforcement, dishonesty, working undercover, deadly, chase, criminal, duty, politician, drugs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%