Movies like Bullet for Hire

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Bullet for Hire (1990)
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Bullet for Hire (1990)
Original name: 子彈出租
Genre: Action, Crime
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 Triad boss grows suspicious.
Plot: hitman, female police officer, heroic bloodshed, triad, martial arts, gangsters, kung fu, violence, brutality, gun, betrayal, gunfight, swimming pool, blackmail, interpol, blood, submachine gun, death of child, child murder, rooftop, faked death, bar fight, mexican standoff, undercover, impersonating a police officer ...
Place: hong kong

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and exciting films with plots about violence, blood splatter, blood, gunfight, shot in the chest, shot to death and martial arts mostly in Action, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Bullet for Hire: Just Heroes (1989), Tiger Cage (1988), Vengeance (2009), Hunting List (1994), A Day Without Policemen (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: massacre, boat, shot to death, hand to hand combat, revenge, bloodbath, death, shot point blank, shot in the leg, gore, shot in the stomach, blood on camera lens ...
Place: hong kong
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95%
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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: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, frame up, police corruption, gangsters, betrayal, tough heroes, police detective, drug abuse, wooing, vengeance, partners, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: hong kong
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91%
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 6K
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: realistic, stylized, neo noir, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, revenge, danger, crimes, murder, vengeance, chef, gangsters, deadly, heroic bloodshed, violence, crime ...
Place: hong kong, asia, macau
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87%
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 136
Hunting List (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: Taiwan, Hong Kong
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Chu Chi Kit returns to HK from Taiwan after many years in hiding, and immediately resumes his relationship with old flame May and rejoins his old friend Cramp in a drug operation. But times are different, and their big boss Lui now cares more about ...
Plot: rape, gun, shot in the head, massacre, gore, brutality, shot to death, exit wound, blood, shot in the stomach, violence, mexican standoff ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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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: gun, shot in the leg, stomach ripped open, corpse, massacre, fear, shot multiple times, bloodbath, fistfight, violent death, police shootout, beer ...
Place: hong kong
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76%
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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: machine gun, decapitation, falling from height, axe in the head, suicide, shot multiple times, loss of mother, blood splatter, caught having sex, triad, katana, mexican standoff ...
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74%
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: sadism, massacre, violence, axe in the chest, submachine gun, shot multiple times, shot in the chest, blood, shot in the shoulder, betrayal, child murder, falling from height ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Flaming Brothers (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An early movie of Chow Yun-Fat. The story is about two brothers going into opposite directions in life. One leaves the triads to become an honest citizen, the other stays triads member. But in the end both hold together. A typical HK movie storylin ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, culture clash, working undercover, siblings relations, friends, hitman, martial arts, society, gang, rivalry, odd couple, fighting crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: asia, hong kong, thailand, macau
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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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: nightclub, exploding car, code name, gangster boss, shotgun, falling from height, violence, martial arts, silencer, respect, blood splatter, bloodbath ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Requital (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Heroic Bloodshed movie from 1992
Plot: shot in the throat, shot in the stomach, bar fight, covered in blood, assassination, fight, falling from height, bar shootout, mob violence, drowning, triad, mass murder ...
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66%
The Dragon Family (1988)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Rival Triad gangs go to war...
Plot: murder, submachine gun, candle, triad, suicide, machete, corrupt cop, sword, stabbed in the neck, shot in the stomach, shot in the head, shot in the chest ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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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, police officer shot in the chest, blood, brutality, violence, shooting a police officer, stabbed in the stomach, revenge, police officer bombed, police, police officer killed, hospital ...
Place: hong kong
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63%
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, life is a bitch, fighting crime, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes, gang, dishonesty, tough law enforcer, crimes, danger, crime, betrayal ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, asia
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60%
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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, dishonesty, crimes, danger, lone wolves, one man army, vengeance, track down, couple relations, violence spree, infidelity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: vietnam, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.3
 294
Convoy Busters (1978)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: Italy
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In Rome, a vagrant finds the body of a teen girl, her throat professional slashed. Police inspector Olmi uses his brutal and violent methods to follow a trail that leads him toward high government officials. When his methods leave an innocent ...
Plot: shot multiple times, gun, motorcycle, killed in police car, shot to death, torture, slashing, throat slitting, shot in the chest, corruption, beating, interrogation ...
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58%
 7.1
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Full Contact (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, 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, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, gangsters, betrayal, gang, heist, haunted by the past, master criminal, danger, dishonesty, crime gone awry, gays and lesbians, rehabilitation ...
Time: 90s
Place: thailand, hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 ...
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56%
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, assassination, shot in the hand, triad, gun duel, police officer shot through the heart, explosion, assault rifle, submachine gun, police officer shot in the chest, violence, blood ...
Place: hong kong, macau
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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The Last Conflict (1988)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Interpol officer Dickson Kwan is sent to Hong Kong to investigate in a fake passport forgery case and collaborates with officer Pau Sei and Lau Ting Kin. Due to different approaches on investigating, Dickson and Sei often get into conflicts. Later ...
Plot: blood, brutality, kung fu, martial arts, fight, fistfight, violence, machete, martial artist, pipe, gun duel, gun ...
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55%
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Triad Wars (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In the midst of a violent gang war, a series of misfortunes threaten the fate of a gang boss and his mob.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, kidnapping, martial arts, gangsters, police investigation, hitman, police corruption, vengeance, criminal heroes, dishonesty, danger, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Fury in Red (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Philippines, Taiwan, Hong Kong
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A cop/gangster actioner involving seedy corporate dealings tied with ruthless Vietnamese gangs.
Plot: shot in the back, stabbed in the eye, murder of wife, violence against women, shooting a police officer, organized crime, hospital, flashback, gun, torture, explosion, construction site ...
Place: hong kong, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: exploding body, stabbed in the head, machete, stabbed to death, impalement, shot in the shoulder, police corruption, exploding car, shotgun, hospital, gang violence, nightclub ...
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53%
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: beaten to death, shot in the head, shot in the leg, gang war, shot in the throat, hitman, shot through a door, shot point blank, mansion, brutality, yakuza, shot multiple times ...
Place: london
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52%
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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: gangster, woman in danger, gunfight, unrequited love, crime boss, violence, love triangle, misunderstanding, criminal gang, gunshot wound, gun duel, blood splatter ...
Place: hong kong, taipei
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52%
 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, deadly, rivalry, crimes, dishonesty, danger, chases and races ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, tragic hero, heroes, dishonesty, danger, crimes, downfall, criminal heroes, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.0
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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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, police investigation, drug lord, police corruption, vengeance, dishonesty, law enforcement, rivalry, retirement, crimes, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Asian Cop: High Voltage (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, Philippines
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, violence, kung fu, fistfight, karate, fight, blood, bloodbath, gunfight, brutality, explosion, combat ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.4
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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, friends, hitman, graphic violence, criminal heroes, vengeance, urban, friendship, crimes, partners against crime, buddies, partners ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.4
 139
Tiger Cage 3 (1991)
Genre: Action
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Earnest cop James (Cheung Kwok-leung) works for the Commercial Crime Bureau and is keeping a sharp eye on slick business man Lee Siu-pong (Wong Kam-kong). When his business endeavours garner the attention of an enterprising extortionist, Lee has the ...
Plot: shot in the back, shot in the leg, corruption, knife in the chest, shot to death, blood, shot in the head, kicked in the head, triad, body landing on a car, impalement, martial arts ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%