Movies like Shock Wave

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Shock Wave (2017)
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Shock Wave (2017)
Original name: 拆彈專家
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 119 min.
Story: When a terrorist who specializes in explosives takes hold of an underground tunnel, he threatens to kill hostages if his demands are not met.
Style: tense, suspense, exciting, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: bomb, hostage situation, police officer, undercover cop, revenge, hostage, mercenary, gunfight, murder, explosion, secret police, police officer taken hostage, police shootout, police officer shot, death of hero, teacher, kidnapping, morgue, security guard, stock market, robbery, kiss, loss of son, drunkenness, funeral ...
Place: hong kong

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Most similar movies to Shock Wave

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, exciting, suspense and tense films with plots about police officer, police officer killed, police, murder, gunfight, crimes and violence mostly in Action, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Shock Wave: Running Out of Time (1999), The White Storm (2013), The Invincible Dragon (2019), The Sniper (2009), Infernal Affairs (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Shock Wave 2 (2020)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 120 min.
Story: When a bomb went off unexpectedly during a police operation to disarm it, bomb disposal officer Poon Shing-Fung got caught in the blast and lost one of his legs. Poon decided to leave the police service. Three years later, the police suspect Poon, ...
Style: captivating, suspenseful, tense, suspense
Plot: police shootout, bomb, amnesia, police officer killed, false accusation, danger, undercover, escapades, memory loss, undercover cop, crimes, helicopter ...
Place: nepal, hong kong
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95%
Running Out of Time (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Police inspector and excellent hostage negotiator Ho Sheung-Sang finds himself in over his head when he is pulled into a 72 hour game by a cancer suffering criminal out for vengeance on Hong Kong's organized crime syndicates.
Style: suspenseful, stylized, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terminal illness, cross dressing, race against time, chase, revenge, law enforcement, criminal heroes, mind game, crimes, heist, negotiation, perfect crime ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The White Storm (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 140 min.
Story: An operation against the notorious druglord in Thailand changed the destiny of a HK narcotic team- the workaholic captain lost his men and bright career; the loyal officer was abandoned and went missing; the undercover cop who was salvaged chose to ...
Style: exciting, rough, suspense, suspenseful, brutal
Plot: undercover cop, brotherhood, gunfight, drugs, police shootout, police officer, drug trade, police officer killed, police, survival, fight, police officer bombed ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Invincible Dragon (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The undercover agent with dragon tattoo Kowloon continually helped the police to solve mysterious cases, which made him known as a rising star. However, his impulsive personality dragged him into endless troubles. He got himself into fights with the ...
Style: exciting, contemplative, suspenseful, suspense, tense ...
Plot: police officer, police shootout, police officer killed, murder investigation, serial killer, revenge, who done it, suspicion, law enforcer, vengeance, track down, society ...
Time: 21st century
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 5.6
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The Sniper (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A police sniper teams up with a hot-headed rookie to take down his former friend and teammate, who is exacting revenge on the police force.
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, tense, psychological ...
Plot: vengeance, track down, crimes, partners, rivalry, law enforcement, disagreement, moral dilemma, chase, sniper, murder, hostage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Infernal Affairs (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Chan Wing Yan, a young police officer, has been sent undercover as a mole in the local mafia. Lau Kin Ming, a young mafia member, infiltrates the police force. Years later, their older counterparts, Chen Wing Yan and Inspector Lau Kin Ming, ...
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, working undercover, organized crime, gangsters, betrayal, mind game, psychologist, mob boss, tragic event, mole, crime, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Chasing the Dragon (2017)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, History
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 128 min.
Story: An illegal immigrant from Mainland China sneaks into the corrupt British-colonized Hong Kong in 1963, transforming himself into a ruthless drug lord.
Style: suspenseful, tense, disturbing, suspense, captivating
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: police corruption, corrupt police, police officer, police shootout, organized crime, police officer killed, drug dealing, rivalry, drug deal, crimes, murder, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 1960s, 70s, 60s
Place: hong kong, bangkok thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 3.8
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Hijacked (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A special agent's plans to reconcile with his ex-fiancé are ruined when she boards a private jet that is targeted by hijackers working for the same crime lord that he is chasing.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane, save the day, terrorism, danger, crimes, rivalry, secret agents, confined, hijacking, police officer, murder, hostage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.7
 509
Black Ransom (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A powerful triad boss has been kidnapped, and the new police superintendent Koo (Fala Chen) decides to recruit the help of Mann (Simon Yam), a former supercop who has since been relegated to back-up duty. Mann has his work cut out for him when he ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, captivating, tense, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, police investigation, crimes, rivalry, danger, law enforcement, murder, vengeance, confined, blackmail, kidnapping, police brutality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.7
 801
Wild City (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Former cop-turned-bar owner Kwok and his underachieving half-brother befriends a drunken woman, they soon find themselves targeted by both her former lover, a high-powered attorney, and the gangster he employs. A suitcase full of tainted cash enters ...
Style: suspense, exciting, contemplative, twists and turns, suspenseful
Plot: brother brother conflict, organized crime, chase, swashbuckler, ex cop, violence, blood, police, murder, brother brother relationship, drunkenness, police officer ...
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Fulltime Killer (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Professional assassin O has resided in an isolated world of killing and loneliness. But his life begins to change once he meets the innocent Chin; hired to clean O's apartment. However, soon the flamboyent and reckless Tok enters Chin's ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, exciting, harsh, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, dark hero, police detective, danger, rivalry, criminal heroes, crimes, crime, law enforcement, fall in love, love triangle, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, japan, asia, malaysia, macau ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.2
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Firestorm (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A crew of seasoned criminals led by the notorious Nam, armed with high-powered weapons, pulls off another smooth and violent armored car heist in broad daylight in a crowded street. Whoever tries to get in their way, they will show no mercy. This ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, against the rules, police investigation, working undercover, undercover, master criminal, tough law enforcer, crime, law enforcement, rivalry, chase, gain trust ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.9
 2K
Three (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Realising that he will be defeated in no time during a police showdown, a thug shoots himself to force the cops to cease fire and take him to the hospital. In the hospital, he claims human rights to refuse immediate treatment in order to buy time ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, exciting
Plot: police detective, chinese, husband wife relationship, police officer, police shootout, robbery, doctor patient relationship, policewoman, police, gangsters, laptop, toilet ...
Place: china, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.4
 98
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, brutality, violence, shooting a police officer, stabbed in the stomach, revenge, police officer bombed, police, police officer shot in the chest, police officer killed, hospital ...
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Infernal Affairs III (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Infernal Affairs III is a 2003 Hong Kong crime thriller film directed by Andrew Lau and Alan Mak. It is the third installment in the Infernal Affairs film series, and is both a sequel and a semi-prequel to the original film, as it intercuts events ...
Style: captivating, tense, rough, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, gang war, mole, police detective, crimes, police investigation, mind game, hidden identity, law enforcement, gang, working undercover, undercover ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 90s, 21st century, 2000s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
He Who Dares: Downing Street Siege (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The sequel to Paul Tanter's "He Who Dares" will continue to follow the Special Air Service (SAS) anti–hijacking counter–terrorism team. In the thriller, Christopher Lowe finds himself summoned to 10 Downing Street to be ...
Style: surprise ending, suspense, suspenseful, tense, exciting ...
Plot: mercenary, revenge, soldier, gunfight, psychopath, prime minister, bodyguard, assassination attempt, police, hostage, violence, murder ...
Place: london, big ben london, tower bridge london
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.7
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Big B (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Big B is a 2007 Malayalam action-thriller film co-written and directed by Amal Neerad, starring Mammootty in the title role.
Style: tense, captivating, suspense, exciting
Plot: murder, revenge, adoptive mother, gang war, social worker, corrupt politician, gangsters, crimes, investigation, danger, brother brother relationship, orphan ...
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Johan Falk: Slutet (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The unknown, large mafia organization is now showing its true face. The pressure that GSI and John Falk and his family have put on the organization, makes them fight back on all fronts. The rule book is thrown out. But to go after Johan Falk's ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, tense, psychological, exciting ...
Plot: mafia, police, criminal underworld, organized crime, gunfight, torture, police procedural, murder, police officer killed, brutality, revenge, death ...
Time: 21st century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Wolf Warrior (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller, War
Country: China
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A Chinese special force soldier with extraordinary marksmanship is confronted by a group of deadly foreign mercenaries who are hired to assassinate him by a vicious drug lord.
Style: intense, suspenseful, captivating, suspense, exciting
Plot: mercenary, fight, sniper, gunfight, revenge, runaway, track down, danger, military service, showdown, special agents, fighting crime ...
Time: 21st century
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The White Storm 2: Drug Lords (2019)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Financial tycoon and former triad member Yu Shun-tin tries to eradicate the drug market while 'Jizo' aims to singlehandedly take over Hong Kong's drug exchange as the number one drug lord. Meanwhile, Lam Ching-fung, a cop from the ...
Plot: police lineup, police officer shot through the heart, police officer shot in the chest, police officer stabbed, police officer killed, police officer, police shootout, police officer shot in the head
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Chaos (2008)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In one of the darkest and diverse cultural part in the city, there is a minority group who lives in the place where it is full of despair and frustration. Their desperate living comprises illegal gambling, prostitution as well as drug-dealing. This ...
Style: suspense, captivating, contemplative, exciting
Plot: deadly virus, epidemic, hostage, apocalypse, police officer killed, police officer, mistaken identity, gunshot, handgun, strapped to a bomb, dead cop, shot to death ...
Time: near future
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.8
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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, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, heroes, graphic violence, interpol, loss of partner, cop as target, law enforcement, crimes, vengeance, hijacking, murder, vigilantism ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: hong kong, asia, china, united kingdom, east asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.8
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Twenty 20 (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 195 min.
Story: Advocate Ramesh saves Devan from a murder case. Later, he realize Devan was the actual culprit. Ramesh tries for a payback, unaware of Devan's real intentions and the reason for the murder.
Style: suspense, exciting, psychological, tense, suspenseful
Plot: revenge, murder, police officer, sibling relationship, thief, romance, chase, coma, murder of brother, police, gunfight, rape ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 5.6
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Bodies at Rest (2019)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Working in the morgue, a hardworking forensics expert and his assistant are suddenly accosted by masked intruders who demand access to a body involved in a recent crime.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, scary, exciting, unusual plot structure
Plot: police shootout, security guard killed, police officer, murder, criminal, police detective, evidence, murder investigation, organized crime, revenge, graphic violence, society ...
Time: 21st century
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.2
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Stunt Squad (1977)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Fed up with the murderous shenanigans of Valli’s protection racket, police chief Grifi assembles an ace team of stunt trained police officers to tackle the mob!
Plot: judo, runaway, trick, chase, motorcycle, police officer, police, murder, car, combat, showdown, undercover cop ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Heroin Busters (1977)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Drug use in the city of Rome is at an all-time high. Children score from dealers in front of their schools, mules waltz straight through airport security, and Interpol's main man, Mike Hamilton (David Hemmings), is at his wits' end. Fed up ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: interpol, undercover, tough heroes, graphic violence, drug dealing, partners against crime, law enforcement, fighting crime, reluctant partners, chase, criminal heroes, ego clash ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: rome italy, europe, italy, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.8
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Kill Zone 2 (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A Hong Kong cop named Kit busts a major gangster only to find his cover blown and his main witness gone. The gangster, in retaliation, has him kidnapped and put in a Thai jail with a false criminal identity. A lowly prison guard Chai with ...
Plot: martial arts, police officer, drug addict, abduction, police officer killed, secret police, heart transplant, torture, prison escape, murder, warden, police officer shot in the back ...
Place: bangkok thailand, hong kong, thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: exciting, realistic, serious, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, betrayal, chase, gangsters, social misfits, master criminal, partners against crime, law enforcement, immigrants, partners, danger, hostages ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Century of the Dragon (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Rookie policeman Shing (Louis Koo) grapples with right and wrong in this action-packed story about Hong Kong gangsters. Assigned to go undercover, Shing is so successful in playing the part of a gang member that he becomes right-hand man to gang ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: danger, gang, tough law enforcer, undercover, dishonesty, criminal heroes, gangsters, crimes, hidden identity, special agents, unlikely partners, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In New York, armed men hijack a subway car and demand a ransom for the passengers. Even if it's paid, how could they get away?
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: runaway train, hostage, mayor, train, negotiation, tunnel, ransom, passenger, hijacking, police officer, crimes, crime ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%