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: 都市煞星
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: martial arts, violence, assassin, train, betrayal, nightclub, respect, prosthetic limb, bomb, brother brother relationship, loss of father, faked death, shotgun, innocent person killed, shot in the chest, falling from height, blood splatter, beaten to death, stabbed in the stomach, assault rifle, shot in the back, silencer, exploding car, blood spatter, shot in the leg ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, rough, realistic and exciting films with plots about violence, blood splatter, shot in the chest, shot to death, shot in the back, blood and martial arts mostly in Action, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Point of No Return: Killer's Romance (1990), Long Arm of the Law III (1989), Requital (1992), Tiger Cage (1988), Burning Ambition (1989). 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: wheelchair, female martial artist, hitman, shot in the chest, mansion, violence against women, beaten to death, car chase, death, shot in the back, shot multiple times, murder ...
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: prisoner, exploding car, shot in the head, hostage, escape, torture, falling from height, kidnapping, shot in the leg, kicked in the head, prostitute, blood ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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 leg, shot in the head, propaganda, martial arts, massacre, broken neck, shot in the back, violence, gore, blood, betrayal, exploding body ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 7.1
 29
Requital (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Heroic Bloodshed movie from 1992
Plot: body count, shot to death, shot point blank, broken bottle, bar shootout, shot in the chest, bar fight, sex, covered in blood, urination, betrayal, gunfight ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 6.7
 622
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: bleak, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, police corruption, frame up, martial arts, betrayal, partners, crimes, manhunt, chases and races, law enforcement, rivalry, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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, violence, restaurant, kung fu, shot to death, shot multiple times, hit by a car, kicked in the face, broken glass, stabbed in the back, beaten to death, stabbed in the face ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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, police officer shot through the heart, beating, mexican standoff, blood, explosion, shot in the hand, submachine gun, shot in the chest, shot multiple times, police officer kicked, gunfight ...
Place: hong kong, macau
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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: hit by a car, chase, shot in the back, courtroom, shot multiple times, shot in the stomach, murder, corrupt cop, shot to death, head blown off, pursuit, urination ...
Place: china, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Dragon Family (1988)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Rival Triad gangs go to war...
Plot: broken glass, shot multiple times, exploding body, death, funeral, shot to death, hospital, submachine gun, shot in the leg, blood splatter, shot in the chest, murder ...
⇓ 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: stylized, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, undercover, tough law enforcer, crimes, gangsters, rivalry, betrayal, criminal heroes, danger, criminal's revenge, leadership, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.9
 605
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: suspenseful, psychological, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, wrongfully committed, vengeance, police corruption, partners, crimes, undercover, rivalry, tough law enforcer, crime, witnessing a crime, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, malaysia, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Rock N' Roll Cop (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A Hong Kong cop is sent to mainland China to find a group of killers. Meanwhile, a cop discovers that his former love is aiding the gang of crooks.
Plot: gore, mob, shot in the leg, police officer shot, police, bloodbath, prostitute, shot to death, female nudity, broken arm, guitarist, severed arm ...
Place: china, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: revenge, police shootout, shot in the head, prostitute, killed in police car, corrupt cop, bank robbery, police chase, submachine gun, shot multiple times, brawl, knife ...
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.5
 336
City War (1988)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Two cops--both partners and best friends--find their friendship and their lives at stake when they try to take down a ruthless drug dealer.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, vengeance, urban, friendship, friends, crime, rivalry, buddies, partners against crime, crimes, partners, gangsters ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.5
 856
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: betrayal, assassination, blood on camera lens, blood splatter, blood on face, death, shot in the neck, shot in the stomach, hit by a car, shot point blank, shot in the back, martial arts ...
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Bullet for Hire (1990)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Two hitmen, both good friends who work for the Triad, get a new partner, a nervous young rookie who starts off badly by blowing an assignment, but soon becomes proficient at his bloody work. When one of them is blackmailed into helping the police, a ...
Plot: female police officer, heroic bloodshed, hitman, triad, kung fu, impersonating a police officer, shot in the head, shot through a door, submachine gun, blood, child killed, brutality ...
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, realistic, exciting, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, chase, gangsters, betrayal, tough law enforcer, chases and races, confined, deadly, heroes, criminal heroes, police investigation, partners ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.8
 46K
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, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, friendship, mexican standoff, massacre, smuggling, mafia, heroes, undercover, arms smuggling, fighting crime, hitman, gory ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, captivating, exciting, serious ...
Plot: vietnam war, friendship, betrayal, murder, pow, vengeance, war, gang, survival, strong violent content, character on the edge, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 20th century
Place: vietnam, hong kong, asia, saigon
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.1
 153
Gun n' Rose (1992)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Mr Lung, the boss of a criminal family, decides that his adopted son Alan should be his successor. However, this decision doesn’t suit Mr Lung’s biological sons Simon and Bowie, so they intend to get rid of their adopted brother. Alan manages to ...
Plot: stabbed in the chest, betrayal, shot through a door, hospital, caught having sex, shot in the side, loss of mother, shot in the back, suicide, decapitation, martial arts, bus ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious
Plot: gangsters, track down, working undercover, reluctant partners, crimes, crime gone awry, heist, store, cons and scams, gambling, chaos and mayhem, graphic violence ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: hong kong, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.0
 873
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, tough guy, semiautomatic pistol, kung fu, blood splatter, hand to hand combat, male female relationship, hitman, pump action shotgun, kung fu classic, stylized violence, martial artist ...
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Rich and Famous 2 (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 97 min.
Story: After being released from prison, Tang Kat-Yung exacts revenge on Li Ah Chai, in this sequel to Rich and Famous.
Style: rough, stylized, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, betrayal, crime, partners, going straight, deadly, danger, criminal's revenge, buddies, heroes, rivalry, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Angel Terminators 2 (1992)
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, girls with guns, triad, femme fatale, female protagonist, machine gun, vigilante, shotgun, anti-hero, female vigilante, arrested, vigilantism ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.7
 786
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: serious, realistic, tense, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, fighting crime, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, escapades, workplace, danger, crimes, murder, hijacking, vigilantism, vengeance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: asia, hong kong, china, east asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.5
 5K
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: exciting, suspenseful, serious, cult film, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bodyguard, gangsters, chase, danger, assassination attempt, murder, woman in danger, martial arts, hitman, police, witness, assassin ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: hong kong, china, asia, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Hong Kong Godfather (1991)
Genre: Crime
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: sword, explosion, machete, disarming someone, mafia, shot through a door, blood splatter, hand to hand combat, beaten to death, exploding body, katana, crushed to death ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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!
Style: cult film, psychotronic
Plot: vigilante, bank robbery, revenge, shot in the chest, gang violence, shot in the back, shot in the neck, criminal underworld, broken bottle, shot in the throat, knife, child in peril ...
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Asian Cop: High Voltage (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Donnie Yen is back with a vengeance in this electric action thriller. The star of Fist of Fury, Hero and Highlander goes up against Hong Kong's deadliest gangsters in a no holds barred duel to the death. Donnie Yen has proven to be one of ...
Plot: martial arts, bloodbath, gun, brutality, karate, gunfight, interpol, blood, violence, kung fu, gun duel, combat ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.0
 827
Tiger Cage 2 (1990)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Donnie Yen Chi-Tan, a hair-trigger cop, goes on the lam with Rosamund Kwan Chi-Lum, a prim lawyer, after they witness a botched robbery attempt. The police think they're the perpetrators, while the real crooks (including Mortal Kombat star ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, murder, crime, police detective, disorder, undercover, rivalry, mistaken identity, frame up, wooing, heist, wrongfully committed ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%