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The Criminals (1976)
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The Criminals (1976)
Original name: 香港奇案
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An anthology film featuring three true-crime stories that took place in Hong Kong in the early 1970's. Part 1: Hidden Torsos' A woman and her daughter are murdered by her abusive boyfriend. Part 2: 'Valley of the Hanged'-A man murders his wife and her lover. Part 3: 'The Stuntmen' - A gang boss is murdered by his wife's lover
Style: anthology
Plot: martial arts, death, psychopath, domestic violence, stuntman, murder, child murder, husband murders wife, peeping tom, mute child, extramarital affair, stabbed in the back, sexual frustration, stabbed to death, suicide by hanging, film set, meat cleaver, mutilation, triad

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Most similar movies to The Criminals

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, realistic, serious and rough films with plots about murder, death, violence, serial killer, psychopath, crimes and deadly mostly in Crime, Thriller and Action genres. Some movies like The Criminals: Angel Terminators 2 (1992), Raped by an Angel (1993), Triangle (2007), Grindsploitation (2016), Son of Sam (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, femme fatale, triad, policewoman, female vigilante, revenge, rape and revenge, arrested, anti-hero, kung fu, death, violence ...
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95%
Raped by an Angel (1993)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A lawyer is fascinated by an advertisement with two models, Lam and Man. He arranges a rape plan against Man. He kills her and plots to make the next a suicide. Lam realizes Man is tortured to death, she uses her body to allure him into a trap.
Plot: rape, revenge, peeping tom, lingerie, rapist, triad, sadist, handcuffs, gang rape, female killer, male nudity, self defense ...
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91%
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Triangle (2007)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Small-timer Fei (Louis Koo), his harried buddy Sam (Simon Yam), and antique store owner Mok (Sun Hong Lei) are all in desperate need of money. Fei wants his friend to drive a robbery getaway car but Sam backs out, throwing Fei in trouble with the ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, thought provoking, saga ...
Plot: treasure hunt, heist, mysterious character, crimes, dishonesty, friendship, death, murder, buddies, escapades, adventure, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Grindsploitation (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Exploitation anthology from the twisted minds of established and up and coming directors from across the globe.
Style: anthology, slasher, captivating, suspense
Plot: zombie, murder, exploitation, death, film set, gore
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Son of Sam (2008)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: This chilling tale recounts the late 70's in New York City, when a serial killer on the loose dubbed "Son of Sam" creates havoc. When arrested, "Son of Sam" tells police he was influenced by a satanic cult. New York would ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, realistic, based on true events
Plot: murder, psychopath, police investigation, investigation, crimes, law enforcement, danger, deadly, mind game, rivalry, curses spells and rituals, serial killer ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Mission Thunderbolt (1983)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
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, nightclub, police, gambling, handcuffs, snake, martial arts, throat slitting, strangulation, motorcycle, interpol ...
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Beautiful & Twisted (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Following the murder of hotel heir Ben Novack Jr., police focus their investigation on his wife, Narcy.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, tense, suspense ...
Plot: murder, femme fatale, crimes, couples, danger, deadly, husband wife relationship, psychopath, crime, investigation, rivalry, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Kung Fu Jungle (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A martial arts instructor working at a police academy gets imprisoned after killing a man by accident. But when a vicious killer starts targeting martial arts masters, the instructor offers to help the police in return for his freedom.
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, stylized, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, serial killer, police investigation, heroes, master warrior, law enforcement, deadly, rivalry, psychopath, fight, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia, china, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.1
 308
On the Run (1988)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When Hsiang Ming's wife is murdered, he takes up the hunt for her killer. The killer turns out to not be at all like he imagined, and suddenly he has unsuspected enemies who are after him.
Style: neo noir, psychological, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: frame up, assassination, dishonesty, on the run, crime, life is a bitch, crimes, chases and races, rivalry, law enforcement, injustice, tough heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Slasher.com (2017)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After meeting online, Jack and Kristy go on a weekend getaway to the woodlands of rural Missouri. While discovering each other, they soon learn of the terrorizing horrors that the forest has in store.
Style: rough, suspense, scary, psychological
Plot: psychopath, murder, serial killer, violence, female psychopath, father daughter relationship, forest, back from the dead, tied feet, death, deadly, survival ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Pendulum (1969)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: On the evening of his decoration for bringing a murderer to justice, Washington DC Police Captain Frank Matthews' wife, and her lover are murdered in bed. Jailed as the prime suspect, with the aforementioned murderer released on a technicality ...
Plot: death, murder, police captain, on the run, falsely accused, murderer, police officer, murder of wife, false accusation
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.6
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Polish Death (1995)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Poland
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Young man frustrated with his life and pointless job becomes one of the suspects in serial killer investigation, but he suspects someone else...
Plot: streetcar, death, serial killer, television, university, male female relationship, blood, murder
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Eight Immortals Restaurant: The Untold Story (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In 1978 in Hong Kong, a grisly murder takes place. Eight years later, on a Macao beach, kids discover the severed hands of a fresh victim. A squadron of coarse, happy-go-lucky cops investigate, and suspicion falls on Wong Chi Hang, the new owner of ...
Style: disturbing, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: cooking and food, serial killer, murder, restaurant, psychopath, hidden identity, police investigation, crimes, deadly, goofy hero, investigation, crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: asia, hong kong, macau
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Frozen Ground (2013)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An Alaska State Trooper partners with a young woman who escaped the clutches of serial killer Robert Hansen to bring the murderer to justice. Based on actual events.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, suspense, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, crime, rapist, kidnapping, psychopath, crimes, sexual predator, manhunt, winter, rape, escape ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1983, 70s
Place: alaska, usa, united states, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: murder, violence, shot in the shoulder, gun in mouth, hostage, shot in the chest, gang violence, shot to death, courtroom, shot in the back, crushed to death, suicide attempt ...
Place: china, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Deadly Intentions (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 200 min.
Story: Katherine married Dr. Charles Raynor. She later discovers that Raynor is a sadist who torments her physically and mentally. She divorces him and take their child away. He then decides to kill her but when his plot is discovered he is charged with ...
Plot: murder, overbearing mother, psychopath, domineering mother, husband wife relationship, doctor
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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, stick fight, semiautomatic pistol, tough girl, tough guy, kung fu, artist, master warrior, irony of fate, gangsters, heroes, male female relationship ...
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Bare Foot Thriller (1997)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A serial rapist/murderer with a leg fetish notices a pretty female police officer at a shootout, and stalks her and her family to be his next victims.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: serial killer, policewoman, crimes, danger, crime, deadly, stalking, graphic violence, nudity (full frontal - brief), psychopath, serial rapist, stalker ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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If I Die Before I Wake (1998)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A suburban family is held hostage and terrorized by three intruders while their sixteen year-old daughter first hides, then exacts her own brand of terror on the assailants.
Style: slasher
Plot: abuse, bedroom, sister sister relationship, suburbs, family relations, father son relationship, chimney, torture, teenage girl, teenager, bed, stabbing ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Motherland Hotel (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Turkey
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The lonely proprietor of a small hotel in a provincial Turkish town develops a passion for a departed guest.
Plot: melancholy, rape, loneliness, inheritance, sexual frustration, murder, psychopath, death, police, sleeping, maid, killing a cat ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.3
 675
Diary of June (2005)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Two teenagers joining the same class in a high school die on the same day. The one to be top of the class is killed by a big knife on the street, the other - the second best of the class indeed - seems to be jumped from the top of the school ...
Style: rough, bleak, suspense, suspenseful
Plot: police investigation, police detective, child in peril, murder, kidnapping, pursuit, child murder, suicide, serial killer, chase, falling from height, website ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The First Deadly Sin (1980)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A serial killer is stalking New York. Inspector Edward X. Delaney is an NYPD detective, nearing retirement, who is trying to put together the pieces of the case. Are the victims somehow linked? What does the brutal method of death signify?
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terminal illness, serial killer, murder, law enforcement, life is a bitch, crime, crimes, couple relations, police investigation, psychopath, mysterious villain, murder investigation ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Case of the Hillside Stranglers (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The true chilling story of the "two of a kind", killing cousins Angelo Buono and Kenneth Bianchi, better known as the Hillside Stranglers, is told in this TV drama.
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, serial killer, police detective, psychopath, obsession, crime, law enforcement, legal, deadly, crimes, rape, investigation ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Children... (2011)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The film is based on a true yet unsolved murder case from the early 1990s that is known among Koreans as the "disappearance of the frog children." In 1991, five elementary school students told their parents that they were going to hang out ...
Style: emotional, serious, suspenseful, based on true events, realistic ...
Plot: missing child, investigation, riddles and clues, murder, crime, partners, deadly, amateur detective, crimes, small town, disgraced, misfit partners ...
Time: 20th century, contemporary, 21st century, 90s
Place: korea, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.2
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The Truck (2008)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Cheol-min makes a living by working in the shipping business. He has a daughter suffering from a heart condition, and in need of surgery. To save his daughter, he urgently needs the tremendous amount of 60,000,000 won. To make this money, he gets ...
Plot: roadblock, urination, murder, stabbed in the chest, shotgun, stabbed in the leg, stabbed in the stomach, hands tied, attempted drowning, betrayal, ocean, fight ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: restaurant, power struggle, loss of sister, fight, exploding car, blood splatter, brutality, strangulation, stabbed in the foot, gore, stabbed in the chest, shooting ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.0
 790
The Chosen (2005)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A couple of brutal and mysterious murders point to Uppsala University. Johan, a last year student at the police academy, gets involved in the investigation. He enrolls a course at the University in order to, under cover, track down the killer.
Plot: murder, university, student, murder investigation, police, serial killer
Place: eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Tango of Perversion (1974)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Greece
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A rich man with an impotence problem becomes subject to manipulation by those around him. When he gives the keys to his villa to two women, he witnesses a murder. A series of cunning plots and secrets make things difficult for the police as they ...
Plot: necrophilia, murder, whodunit, triangle, drugs, blackmail, loser, secret passage, murder by drowning, water skiing, flashback, womanizer ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.4
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Her Vengeance (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 92 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: rape, revenge, murder, wheelchair, stabbed in the stomach, falling from height, impalement, broken glass, suicide, sadism, mutilation, crossbow ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.6
 41K
The Hitcher (2007)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: While driving through the New Mexico Desert during a rainy night, the college students Jim Halsey and his girlfriend Grace Andrews give a ride to the hitchhiker John Ryder. While in their car, the stranger proves to be a psychopath threatening the ...
Style: slasher, scary, rough, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, gory, hitchhiker, gas station, psychopath, desert, murder, car chase, deadly, on the road, road trip, mind game ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new mexico, texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%