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Burning Ambition (1989)
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Burning Ambition (1989)
Original name: 龍之爭霸
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 position left vacant after the mysterious death of their head honcho.
Plot: violence, restaurant, power struggle, martial arts, gangsters, fight, kung fu, brutality, chase, shooting, murder, loss of son, blood, machete, garage, police officer killed, strangulation, stabbed in the back, gang violence, grenade, irony of fate, stabbed to death, stabbed in the chest, shot in the chest, gangster ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, exciting and realistic films with plots about violence, blood splatter, blood, martial arts, shot to death, gunfight and gore mostly in Thriller, Action and Crime genres. Some movies like Burning Ambition: Killer's Romance (1990), Long Arm of the Law III (1989), Full Contact (1992), Hitman (1998), Nightfall (2012). 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
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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 ...
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88%
 7.1
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Full Contact (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, Thailand
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In an effort to get his buddy out of a gambling debt, Jeff agrees to join forces with Judge in a weapons heist. The job goes bad and Judge betrays Jeff. Jeff plots the ultimate revenge on Judge and his followers and it is a question of whether he ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, stylized, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, betrayal, gangsters, heist, haunted by the past, crime, dishonesty, rivalry, femme fatale, gays and lesbians, rescue, master criminal ...
Time: 90s
Place: thailand, hong kong, asia
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86%
 6.2
 5K
Hitman (1998)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Financially troubled, a newbie hitman reluctantly takes the job of finding the plotted killer of a Japanese tycoon.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, stylized, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination, hitman, heroes, martial arts, revenge, yakuza, buddies, deadly, crimes, dishonesty, crime, chases and races ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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Nightfall (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Inspector Lam investigates the brutal murder of Tsui, a famous musician. Wong, the designated suspect, just spent 20 years in jail for the murder of Tsui's daughter but has always claimed his innocence.
Style: suspense, tense, suspenseful, serious
Plot: mystery, police investigation, murder, revenge, betrayal, brutality, chase, cruelty, child abuse, birthday cake, cigar smoking, shower ...
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84%
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Man Wanted (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Undercover cop Lok Hwa takes two years to become the trusted lieutenant of rising Hong Kong drug lord, Feng. The night of the big bust, Feng's flaming car crashes spectacularly into the sea; Feng is presumed dead. Hwa returns to the force and ...
Plot: undercover cop, blood, police, police officer killed, police officer shot in the chest, hospital, gun, gore, revenge, blood splatter, brutality, drugs ...
Place: hong kong
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79%
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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 ⇓
78%
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Vengeance (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A French chef swears revenge after a violent attack on his daughter's family in Hong Kong, during which her husband and her two children are murdered. To help him find the killers, he hires three local hit-men working for the mafia.
Style: stylized, realistic, serious, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, revenge, crimes, danger, murder, vengeance, neo noir, deadly, gangsters, chef, heroic bloodshed, violence ...
Place: hong kong, asia, macau
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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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 ...
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74%
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SPL: Kill Zone (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, Macao
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Chan, an articulate senior detective nearing the end of his career, is taking care of the daughter of a witness killed by ruthless crime lord Po. Martial arts expert Ma is set to take over as head of the crime unit, replacing Chan who wants an early ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, police investigation, drug lord, vengeance, police corruption, dishonesty, rivalry, law enforcement, retirement, neo noir, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ 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
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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
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69%
Point of No Return (1990)
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 ...
Style: tragic ending
Plot: shot in the chest, exploding building, shot in the leg, innocent person killed, knife throwing, assault rifle, nightclub, shotgun, beaten to death, shot multiple times, blood splatter, bloodbath ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Her Vengeance (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Wong plays an unassuming nightclub employee in Macao who alienates a gang of drunken men (led by Shing Fui-on). They tail her after her shift, and mount a gang assault. She attempts to enlist the aid of her former brother-in-law (Lam) - an ex-triad ...
Plot: revenge, rape, murder, burnt face, bar fight, stabbed in the chest, blood splatter, stabbed in the stomach, spit in the face, martial arts, impalement, broken arm ...
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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
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60%
A Day Without Policemen (1993)
Genre: Crime
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Simon Yam plays a former big city cop who had a very bad experince with an AK-47. So he's been assigned duty on one of the Hong Kong Islands as a police chief of a small village. He spends most of his time drinking beer and smoking hash while ...
Plot: bloodbath, violence, torture, brutality, punched in the face, buried alive, police, police officer killed, shot multiple times, prostitute, beer, shot in the leg ...
Place: hong kong
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The Marine 5: Battleground (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: While working as an EMT back stateside Jake Carter after responding to a distress call, finds himself caught up protecting a person of interest from a biker gang ruthlessly hunting them down.
Style: suspense, disturbing, psychological, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: biker, chase, survival, foot chase, gunfight, murder, held at gunpoint, violence, fight, brutality, betrayal, death ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s
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59%
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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 ⇓
58%
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 ⇓
57%
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 ...
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56%
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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
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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
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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, suspense, rough, suspenseful
Plot: violence, martial arts, rescue, chase, betrayal, brutality, murder, police detective, death, security guard, blood, aikido ...
Time: 2010s
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55%
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The Raid 2 (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Indonesia, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: After fighting his way through an apartment building populated by an army of dangerous criminals and escaping with his life, SWAT team member Rama goes undercover, joining a powerful Indonesian crime syndicate to protect his family and uncover ...
Style: stylized, rough, brutal, bloody, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: warrior, fist fighting, martial arts, violence, fight, undercover, fighting crime, police, organized crime, gangsters, shooting, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Run and Kill (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A man (Fatty) returns home to find his wife with another man. He goes to a bar and begins to drink, waking up the next day to find that he owes a mafioso money for killing his wife. Not wanting to pay the money, he enlists a malitia organization ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, murder, deadly, lone wolves, life is a bitch, chases and races, one man army, infidelity, sexual relations, vigilantism, violence spree, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Blood Bond (2010)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, China
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In a war-torn Asian land, peace lies in the hands of the Bagwun, a revered religious leader. When he is wounded in an assassination attempt, his sworn protector, Deva, sets out on a dangerous journey to find the one man who can provide the rare ...
Style: suspense, disturbing, tense, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: military, blood, murder, revenge, chase, brutality, teacher, female fighter, doctor, fictional war, female warrior, shot to death ...
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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 ⇓
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Naked Killer (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young woman is trained by a martial arts specialist to become a professional assassin.
Style: erotic, realistic, suspenseful, rough, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, murder, hitman, femme fatale, one woman army, police investigation, dishonesty, investigation, obsession, mistaken identity, law enforcement, serial killer ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: hong kong, china, asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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 ⇓
51%
Hong Kong Godfather (1985)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After receiving a life imprisonment sentence for a NY Chinatown massacre, Jia Shi Lan, alias Hei Lan, obtains a pardon through the Mafia's influence. Returning to Hong Kong, Hei Lan attempts to use the stature and fortitude of Brother Han, an ...
Plot: casino, righteous rage, shot to death, betrayal, gang violence, severed arm, blood on camera lens, shot in the back, throat slitting, stomach ripped open, impalement, female full frontal nudity ...
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