Movies like Sworn Brothers

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Sworn Brothers (1987)
 5.8
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Sworn Brothers (1987)
Original name: 肝膽相照
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Superstar Andy Lau and Cheung Kwok Keung are heroic bloodshed brothers in the riveting triad saga Sworn Brothers! Lau (Andy Lau) is a fast-rising enforcer with the triads, but beneath his "bad" exterior is the sworn brother of Cheung (Cheung Kwok Keung), a Royal Hong Kong Police officer just returned from Scotland Yard. The two men are on opposite sides of the law, but both share a bond that cannot be tarnished, either by years or differing ideologies. Can the brotherhood of these two righteous men set things right in the underworld? Co-starring Tung Piu (Jackie Chan's Police Story films) in a compelling role as a corrupt cop, and loaded with many exciting actions sequences, Sworn Brothers is a standout triad action-drama in a genre already loaded with many similar films. With potent melodrama, and the type of heightened emotions that typify many popular eighties Hong Kong films, Sworn Brothers hits the action-drama bulls-eye in entertaining and bloody style!
Plot: martial arts, violence, hostage, drugs, hospital, brutality, gun, courtroom, gunfight, blood, explosion, police station, police officer killed, traffic policeman, police officer, mexican standoff, impersonating a police officer, gore, blood splatter, shot in the head, gun duel, police officer knocked unconscious, police officer shot in the chest, police officer shot, escape from custody ...
Place: hong kong

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Most similar movies to Sworn Brothers

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious and exciting films with plots about blood, blood splatter, violence, gunfight, martial arts, gun and brutality mostly in Action, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Sworn Brothers: Walk on Fire (1988), Mercenaries From Hong Kong (1982), Lee Rock II (1991), Fury (1988), Red Shield (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Walk on Fire (1988)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Sergeant Kwok Wah (Andy Lau) and Ho Lung (Ray Lui) are both colleagues and best friends. Ho Lung has developed hatred with a gang leader Dick. Dick sends Hung (Cherie Chung) as a bait to kill Ho Lung. Swore to take revenge for his best friend, Kwok ...
Plot: fistfight, blood, shooting a police officer, kung fu, police officer shot in the chest, blood splatter, brutality, police officer shot in the back, gunfight, police, gun duel, martial arts ...
Place: hong kong
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95%
Mercenaries From Hong Kong (1982)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Story: Ti Lung plays a Vietnam vet who's now an 'honourable' mercenary-for-hire taking on an assignment tracking down an assassin who's fled to Cambodia after murdering an industrialist from Hong Kong. He recruits a team for the task ...
Plot: blood splatter, war violence, gun duel, gunfight, mexican standoff, gore, martial arts, blood, gun, brutality, violence, kung fu ...
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68%
 6.7
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Lee Rock II (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The second part of the trilogy chronicling the rise and fall of Hong Kong's top corrupt official. During this time period, Lee Rock enjoys his sucess and has found a new love. But jealousy within the ranks and a new departmrnt designed to clean ...
Plot: gunfight, police officer killed, blood, police officer, gun, police officer shot in the back, martial arts, blood splatter, violence, gun duel, impersonating a police officer, police officer shot ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.3
 31
Fury (1988)
Genre: Action
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Chuck (Philip Chan), Jimmy (Waise Lee) and Lucky (Michael Wong) are blood brothers. Jimmy's cousin Jake, acts as a go-between, arranges a trafficking of counterfeit U.S. notes between Jimmy's group and the local triad society in Taiwan. ...
Plot: police shootout, gun duel, kung fu, brutality, gun, police, martial arts, counterfeit money, gunfight, police officer, police officer killed, police officer shot in the chest ...
Place: hong kong, taiwan
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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 6.2
 38
Red Shield (1991)
Genre: Action
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A pair of detectives are after a smuggling ring, and when they come to the leader, they need back-up by a navy seals team - as the traffickers possess not only drugs, but heavy military equipment.
Plot: fistfight, drug ring, gun, gun duel, blood splatter, martial arts, bloodbath, explosion, gunfight, standoff, kung fu, brutality ...
Place: china, hong kong
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56%
Return Engagement (1990)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A well-known gangster is released from prison, and decides look for his daughter with the help of a troubled young woman.
Plot: violence, child shot, child murder, blood splatter, blood, gun duel, boy killed, mexican standoff, dead children, gangsters, gangster, bloody body of a child ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.4
 87
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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50%
Gangland Odyssey (1990)
Genre: Action
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A retired cop is summoned by his ex-boss to save his kidnapped son from the hands of a deadly Japanese triad. Action violence and a little romance makes GANGLAND ODYSSEY a promising treat!
Plot: blood, gun, brutality, sword duel, violence, kung fu, martial arts, blood splatter, sword fight, gunfight, son
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47%
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The Tigers (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Cops find their careers and their lives in jeopardy when they spend a gangster's bribe money after releasing him from custody during a drug bust.
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, suspenseful, psychological
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, martial arts, police detective, crimes, dishonesty, deadly, disorder, gangsters, tough law enforcer, crime gone awry, vengeance, murder ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, asia, singapore
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Weapons of Death (1977)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Napoli spara! (internationally released as Weapons of Death and Naples shoots) is a "poliziottesco" film directed by Mario Caiano in 1977. It is an unofficial sequel of Napoli violenta, of which reprises the character of Gennarino (still ...
Plot: shot in the chest, shot to death, child driving a car, hospital, martial arts, police officer knocked unconscious, surveillance, shot in the shoulder, shotgun, stylized violence, chase, running out of ammo ...
Time: 70s
Place: napoli italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 ⇓
40%
 6.4
 161
Touch and Go (1991)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A clumsy, easy-going but tough restaurant chef witnesses a murder of a cop. This leads him to a world of trouble, as the killer seeks to silence him. Luckily, the vengeful partner of the dead cop is there to help him.
Style: humorous, suspenseful, rough, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, mexican standoff, crimes, chase, reluctant partners, criminal's revenge, rivalry, one man army, on the run, partners, lone wolves, witnessing a crime ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Casino Raiders (1989)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 127 min.
Story: For most of the running time it's business as usual as gamblers Andy Lau and Alan Tam pull scams when they're not exposing them for casinos and incurring the wrath of a family of Japanese gangsters before Tam marries rich girl Idy Chan and ...
Plot: nosebleed, prostitute, blood, violence, beating, shot in the foot, hand grenade, shot in the stomach, shot in the head, strangulation, kidnapping, exploding car ...
Place: hong kong, singapore
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
God of Gamblers (1989)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Chow Yun-Fat plays Ko Chun, an extremely talented and well known gambler. On the eve of a big confrontation with a famous Singaporean gambler, Ko walks into a trap set by Knife, an avid but a so-so gambler (Andy Lau), meant for an Indian servant. ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, exciting, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, martial arts, memory loss, crime, crimes, comeback, cards, betrayal, head injury, poker, brutality, amnesia ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: hong kong, asia, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.9
 19
Thunder Cop (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Cop action movie clumsily inter-cut with slapstick. Dumb cop befriends triad guy who wants to go straight but is being set up by his unscrupulous drug dealing colleagues.
Plot: unrequited love, loss of father, criminal gang, flashback, kung fu, mexican standoff, gun action, shot to death, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, blood splatter, blood, triad ...
Place: hong kong, taipei
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39%
 6.5
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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: shot to death, gangster, 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 ...
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Bloody Brotherhood (1989)
Genre: Action
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Bloody Brotherhood didn't make much of a splash at the HK box office (just reaching that "magic" two-week theatrical run where most HK movies reach the break-even point) and it's gone largely ignored by fans, even though it stars ...
Plot: gun, bloodbath, fight, police shootout, gore, diving, blood splatter, grenade, street shootout, death, exit wound, child knocked unconscious ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Big Racket (1976)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Nico Palmieri is a police inspector who battles against hoodlums terrorising a sleepy Italian village, extorting cash from the locals.
Style: cult film
Plot: revenge, suicide, fight, gunfight, crooked lawyer, racketeer, beretta, police raid, hostage, chase, gangster, drugs ...
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Cheetah On Fire (1992)
Genre: Action
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 84 min.
Story: In Hong Kong, a weapon dealer has a special computer chip, which is needed to build a secret missile. He is trying to sell it to a foreign goverment. The local secret police, the CIA and an enemy band is looking for him, but he has a very rich and ...
Plot: martial arts, cia, gun sau, fistfight, blood splatter, kung fu, female martial artist, brutality, martial artist, death, gunfight, fight ...
Place: hong kong, thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Saai sau kwong lung (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The theme of the film is ethics. Sammo Hung is a retired cop who trains assassins to do the jobs of cops, whom Sammo sees as unable to do the right things. He sends his four students to assassinate drug dealers. They more than complete the job when ...
Plot: police officer shot through the heart, police shootout, police officer shot, police officer shot in the back, police officer killed, police officer shot in the chest, killed in police car, police officer
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Rich and Famous (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: To pay off his debt as a gambler, a man drags his sister and step-brother into a life of crime and a violent war between rival gang lords.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, betrayal, gang, wedding, crime, master warrior, unfulfillment, criminal's revenge, rise to the top, going straight, tragic hero, heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Midnight Man (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When the police start a crackdown on Yakuza activities, a killer (James Lew) starts killing the cops forcing a martial-arts officer (Lorenzo Lamas) to fight back. AKA Midnight Man
Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense
Plot: fistfight, police officer killed, martial arts, violence, police officer, hand to hand combat, kung fu master, sword fight, arrest, gangsters, police raid, gangster ...
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33%
Duel to Death (1983)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 86 min.
Story: One of the last of the Old School Hong Kong martial arts flicks, this one deals with a legendary competition in swordplay and fighting that ends up being fought between two great warriors, a Chinese man and a Japanese man, who, over the course of ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, serious, realistic, cult film
Plot: samurai, martial arts, kidnapping, heroic mission, wiretap, heroes, rivalry, contests and competitions, danger, crimes, betrayal, giant ...
Time: middle ages
Place: hong kong, asia, china, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Greatest Battle of Wolves (1989)
Genre: Action
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A veteran mobster finds that not only are the police after him, but so are members of his own gang, led by a young gangster who wants to take over.
Style: exciting, tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: gangsters, martial arts, police, blood, cons and scams, boat chase, mortal combat, on the run, crimes, chase, chases and races, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.1
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Lee Rock (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The film chronicles the rise and fall of a corrupt police force that Lee Rock becomes a part of.
Plot: gun duel, violence, blood, brutality, blood splatter, gunfight, gun violence
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: stylized, rough, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, gangsters, criminal's revenge, gang, tragic hero, buddies, crime, rivalry, ambition, heroes, deadly, going straight ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.3
 308
Ballistic Kiss (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Cat is a killer-for-hire intends on finding his nemesis wesley for revenge. When cat finally meets his long-awaited opponent a chain of events led to cat holding a policewoman hostage. They gradually begina a precarious relationship that may or may ...
Plot: sniper rifle, pistol, gunfight, fight, exit wound, death, fistfight, bloodbath, martial arts, police, blood, stabbing ...
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.7
 197
Thunder II (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Indian sheriff Thunder is transferred to a small town in the desert. He learns that the corrupt deputy is paid by the drug mob. To protect himself, the deputy sets a trap for Thunder and gets him convicted as dealer. Thunder manages to break out of ...
Plot: police officer, native american, dirty cop, stylized violence, fistfight, deputy sheriff, brutality, gun, police officer killed, caged human, deputy, killed in police car ...
Place: new mexico, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
In the Line of Duty (1986)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Michelle Yip of the Hong Kong police is a mild-mannered Kung Fu expert; Michael Wong from air security is happy-go-lucky, stuck on himself, constantly talking, and smitten by her; Yamamoto is quiet, hard-boiled, leaving the Tokyo police to spend ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, terrorism, police shootout, kung fu, police, coffin, blood, deadly, heroes, crimes, police investigation, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
A Hero Never Dies (1998)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Jack and Martin are members of rival Chinese triads in the middle of a gang war. Both of their gang leaders like to get advice from a fortune teller living in Thailand. On one such trip, Martin's gang ambushes Jack's at a Thai hotel. There ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, stylized, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, prostitute, tough law enforcer, anti hero, vengeance, destiny, martial arts, hitman, gory, battles, friends, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, hong kong, thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%