Movies like Point of No Return 1990

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Point of No Return (1990)
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Point of No Return (1990)
Original name: Dou shi sha xing
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Woefully underrated HK action drama concerning hitmen and gangsters. Circa 1990, were there any other characters befitting of a HK film? Nope! Jacky Cheung dresses the part as a hitman who falls for the lovely Joey Wong. Wong is reduced to the part of a flower vase but the juice of the film is the loving early 90's HK action. Some crazy characters in this one. Look out for the colorful hitman duo of Ken Lo as 'Puma' and Ling Gwai-yuet as Lily. Are there better action films from this era? Sure. But this one doesn't disappoint.
Style: tragic ending
Plot: triad, innocent person killed, prosthetic limb, code name, broken bottle, heroic bloodshed, slashing, shot multiple times, respect, accidental shooting, knife throwing, gangster boss, exploding building, gun violence, shot in the stomach, shot in the leg, blood spatter, exploding car, silencer, shot in the back, martial arts, assassin, assault rifle, nightclub, shotgun ...

Most similar movies to Point of No Return

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious and rough films with plots about violence, blood, shot to death, blood splatter, shot in the chest, shot in the back and martial arts mostly in Action, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Point of No Return: Killer's Romance (1990), Hong Kong Godfather (1991), Long Arm of the Law III (1989), Tiger Cage (1988), Requital (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Killer's Romance (1990)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A triad assassin is sent to kill a female witness to a murder only to fall in love with her instead.
Plot: violence against a woman, shot multiple times, heroic bloodshed, shot in the face, yakuza, handgun, shot through a door, slashing, katana, violence against women, loyalty, assassination ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Hong Kong Godfather (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When the boss of a highly profitable Triad family is forced to flee from Hong Kong, rival gangs swoop in to steal any piece of the action they can. York Koo (Andy Lau) becomes the family's acting boss, and must do what he can to handle the ...
Plot: kiss, blood, stabbed in the back, crime boss, police corruption, funeral, shot in the chest, drugs, gun, violence, sex, betrayal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Long Arm of the Law III (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Michal Mak's second sequel to his brother's action classic finds an ex-soldier/escaped death row prisoner fleeing to Hong Kong and forced to work for a gang of criminals when they kidnap the woman he loves.
Plot: triad, security guard killed, shot multiple times, blood on camera lens, shot in the hand, soldier, blood, escape, sadism, prisoner, shot in the chest, gore ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 6.8
 531
Tiger Cage (1988)
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 ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, betrayal, frame up, police corruption, crime, police, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, rivalry, criminal heroes, gangsters ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 7.4
 24
Requital (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Heroic Bloodshed movie from 1992
Plot: triad, mob violence, shot in the face, gun duel, exit wound, body count, broken bottle, mexican standoff, shot in the eye, submachine gun, loss of family, blood splatter ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Long Arm of the Law IV: Underground Express (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The final entry in Michael and Johnny Mak's Long Arm of the Law series, Underground Express once again tells a story of gangsters versus police, focusing on the difference between how both factions act depending if they're coming from Hong ...
Plot: shot in the head, exploding body, shot in the back, martial arts, shot in the shoulder, kicked in the head, shot in the stomach, shot in the leg, boat, submachine gun, blood on camera lens, broken neck ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 7.0
 557
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gory, gangsters, master criminal, crime, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, drug dealing, fighting crime, police investigation, vengeance, police corruption, working undercover ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, malaysia, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Burning Ambition (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: This is director/martial arts star Frankie Chan's unofficial remake of the Kinji Fukasaku film SHOGUN'S SAMURAI (1978). Instead of Japanese samurai in a period setting, we get modern day Chinese gangsters battling each other for the ...
Plot: power struggle, restaurant, violence, shot in the chest, gangster, brutality, stabbed in the back, blood, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, murder, falling from height ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
My Heart Is That Eternal Rose (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The triangular relationship between Lap (Joey Wang). Rick (Kenny Bee) and Cheung (Tony Leung) is the backbone of this film. Lap's father was once a triad; he retired and opened a bar near seashore. Rick worked there and was a couple with Lap. ...
Plot: police, tragic event, mexican standoff, submachine gun, gun duel, shot in the hand, police officer kicked, shot multiple times, police officer shot, police officer shot in the chest, assassination, hitman ...
Place: hong kong, macau
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Organized Crime & Triad Bureau (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The head of the Organized Crime and Triad Bureau, Inspector San Lee, will do anything to put triad boss Tung in jail.
Plot: shot multiple times, mutilation, gun in mouth, suicide attempt, criminal underworld, sentenced to death, bloody body of a child, swimming pool, hostage, courtroom, robbery, pursuit ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Angel Terminators 2 (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Bullet, a female triad member, is recently released from prison. Bullet hooks up with her old gang rather quickly, although she is being closely watched by her policeman father and his gritty female partner Big Aunt . Bullet steals some jewels ...
Plot: martial arts, femme fatale, triad, girls with guns, execution, shotgun, explosion, gunfight, vigilante, vigilantism, kung fu, gang ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: serious, rough, realistic, stylized, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, criminal's revenge, gang, crime, gangsters, tough law enforcer, betrayal, fighting crime, vengeance, friendship, working undercover, hitman ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
A Special Cop in Action (1976)
Genre: Thriller, Action, Crime
Country: Italy
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A school bus with young children being kidnapped. Commissario Betti will solve the case. High action is promised, including hostage, bank robberies, car chases, prison scenes and mafia bosses!
Style: surprise ending
Plot: blood, shot to death, cut arm, corrupt cop, police officer killed, torture, knife, beaten to death, head bashed in, gore, blood splatter, rape ...
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, chase, criminal heroes, gory, police investigation, crime, gang, gangsters, master criminal, partners against crime, violence spree, heist ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Bullet in the Head (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 136 min.
Story: When three close friends escape from Hong Kong to war-time Saigon to start a criminal's life, they all go through a harrowing experience which totally shatters their lives and their friendship forever.
Style: realistic, bleak, serious, rough, exciting ...
Plot: vietnam war, betrayal, friendship, vengeance, survival, war, buddies, innocence lost, danger, deadly, rivalry, friends ...
Time: 20th century
Place: vietnam, hong kong, asia, saigon
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Century of the Dragon (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Rookie policeman Shing (Louis Koo) grapples with right and wrong in this action-packed story about Hong Kong gangsters. Assigned to go undercover, Shing is so successful in playing the part of a gang member that he becomes right-hand man to gang ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: moral dilemma, friendship, working undercover, crime, dishonesty, law enforcement, partners, rivalry, undercover, gang, gangsters, hidden identity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.1
 4K
High Risk (1995)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 97 min.
Story: After failing to save his wife from 'The Doctor', Kit Li is working as a bodyguard and secret stunt double for the cowardly martial arts film star Frankie Lane. Frankie attends an exhibition of the crown jewels of Russia at a Hong Kong ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, hostages, master criminal, daring rescue, hotel, race against time, terrorism, confined, crimes, danger, heroes, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.5
 4K
The Defender (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A corrupt businessman commits a murder and the only witness is the girlfriend of another businessman with close connections to the Chinese government, so a bodyguard from Beijing is dispatched to help two Hong Kong cops protect the witness.
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, witness, police, bodyguard, assassin, assassination attempt, chase, murder, hitman, danger, gangsters, witnessing a crime ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: hong kong, china, asia, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Movie in collections
 6.1
 787
Dragon Fight (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Jimmy and Tiger are members of the Chinese national wushu team. The two are in Los Angeles to perform exhibitions. However, for Tiger, he plans to defect to L.A. to make a name for himself. When Jimmy learns of Tigers plan to defect, an attempt to ...
Plot: martial arts, exit wound, martial artist, stylized violence, kung fu fighting, kung fu classic, kung fu master, kicking, triad, car chase, chase, death ...
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.9
 42K
Hard Boiled (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A cop who loses his partner in a shoot-out with gun smugglers goes on a mission to catch them. In order to get closer to the leaders of the ring he joins forces with an undercover cop who's working as a gangster hitman. They use all means of ...
Style: stylized, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fighting crime, arms smuggling, friendship, gory, undercover, arms dealer, mexican standoff, smuggling, massacre, mafia, anti heroes, gangsters ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Dreaming the Reality (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 103 min.
Story: MOON LEE and YUKARI OSHIMA have been trained as assassins by their adoptive father FOK. The pre-credits sequence details their training at a very early age, and clearly differentiates the personalities of the two girls/women; the vicious nature of ...
Plot: girls with guns, martial arts, offscreen killing, child murder, shot in the forehead, fistfight, covered in blood, fight, booby trap, nightmare, machete, amnesia ...
Place: bangkok thailand, indonesia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Manhunt in the City (1975)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a crook gets framed as a drug kingpin, the mob decide to "off" his wife. Revenge is the name of the game, and the manhunt is on!
Plot: female nudity, sex, gang violence, chain, poetic justice, vandalism, shot in the neck, shot in the stomach, shot in the leg, shot in the throat, child in peril, scorpion ...
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.5
 12K
Momentum (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: South Africa, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When Alex, an infiltration expert with a secret past, accidentally reveals her identity during what should have been a routine heist, she quickly finds herself mixed up in a government conspiracy and entangled in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with ...
Style: surprise ending
Plot: assassin, martial arts, girl in panties, hand to hand combat, female protagonist, panties, shot in the leg, shot in the throat, shot in the foot, female warrior, child in peril, revelation ...
Place: cape town south africa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Movie in collections
Long Arm of the Law (1984)
Genre: Action, Crime, 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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: criminal heroes, gang, crime, cons and scams, store, heist, working undercover, crimes, dishonesty, partners, gangsters, master criminal ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: hong kong, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.6
 773
Just Heroes (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The assassination of a gang lord triggers a power struggle amongst his men. Who will win the game the righteous or the villain?
Plot: blood splatter, gore, falling from height, shot to death, falling down stairs, death, shot in the chest, gun, gangster, brutality, blood, violence ...
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Protector (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Billy Wong is a New York City cop whose partner is gunned down during a robbery. Billy and his new partner, Danny Garoni, are working security at a fashion show when a wealthy man's daughter, Laura Shapiro, is kidnapped. The Federal authorities ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gang, kidnapping, chase, rescue, crime, police investigation, gangsters, master criminal, partners against crime, urban, reluctant partners ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, asia, china, usa, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Mission Thunderbolt (1983)
Genre: Crime, Action
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Explosive early Hong Kong actioner about a mysterious criminal known as the White Tycoon, who hires three top assassins to help him eliminate his rivals in two local mobs, the Scorpions and the Serpents.
Plot: assassin, triad, police, knife, handcuffs, strangulation, throat slitting, gambling, murder, motorcycle, nightclub, martial arts ...
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Contract Killers (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Cavalier contract killer Lee-Seng (Rob Young) flees his vengeful employer and a ruthless assassin (James Trevena-Brown) after failing to eliminate a team of vigilantes intent on ridding their city of drug dealers. Meanwhile, as the bullets start to ...
Style: realistic, surprise ending
Plot: martial arts, hitman, betrayal, on the run, car chase, gory, crime, crimes, danger, deadly, rivalry, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 3.9
 1K
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
Plot: aikido, violence, blood, martial arts, security guard, death, lawyer, security camera, interview, money, flashback, chase ...
Time: 2010s
Place: houston texas, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
No Compromise (1988)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A cop goes after a husband-and-wife team of criminals who are expecting the birth of their first child.
Plot: shot to death, gore, shot in the chest, hostage, violence, blood, doctor, chase, pregnancy, shot in the head, shotgun, hospital ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%