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The Stool Pigeon (2010)
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The Stool Pigeon (2010)
Original name: 綫人
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Living in the guilt of sacrificing his informant in a previous operation, Criminal Intelligence Inspector Don Lee is wary when his superior orders him to send another informant to spy on the criminal operations of Barbarian, a vicious gangster plotting a jewelry heist. He seeks ex-convict Ghost, who agrees to work for Don despite vowing to go straight since he's desperately in need of money to repay a debt and save his sister. Ghost's driving skills help him infiltrate Barbarian's gang and earn his trust, but by feeding information to Don and hooking up with Barbarian's girlfriend Dee, Ghost is pushing himself into a tight and deadly corner...
Style: realistic, exciting, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, working undercover, danger, law enforcement, undercover, gangsters, fighting crime, dishonesty, police detective, estrangement, crimes, graphic violence, hopes, urban, redemption, deadly
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and rough films with plots about crimes, law enforcement, dishonesty, crime, danger, gangsters and undercover mostly in Action, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like The Stool Pigeon: Exiled (2006), Moving Targets (2004), Colour of the Truth (2003), The Viral Factor (2012), Aurangzeb (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Exiled (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A friendship is formed between an ex-gangster, and two groups of hitmen - those who want to protect him and those who were sent to kill him.
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, friendship, gangsters, starting over, leadership, crimes, dishonesty, danger, vengeance, frame up, babies and infants, crime boss ...
Time: contemporary
Place: macau
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Moving Targets (2004)
Genre: Action
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Kit comes from a very fortunate family, with an outstanding police officer father When the family starts to break up, Man impulsively shot Kit's mother. After Kit's parents divorced, Kit viewed Man his father as an enemy. As an adult, he ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, fighting crime, police investigation, rivalry, betrayal, gangsters, partners, undercover, partners against crime, fall in love, working undercover, police corruption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong
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Colour of the Truth (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A man becomes a cop in order to take down the police superintendent who may have killed his father, and that of a vengeful Triad boss.
Style: exciting, captivating, suspense, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crimes, rivalry, danger, snitch, police corruption, dishonesty, law enforcement, undercover, police shootout, spy, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Viral Factor (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 122 min.
Story: International Security Affairs agent Jon is on a dangerous mission to escort a criminal scientist to another country. En route, a member of his team turns out to be a traitor and shoots Jon in the head while kidnapping the scientist. When Jon wakes ...
Style: serious, exciting, tense, suspense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, fighting crime, danger, betrayal, deadly, partners, law enforcement, terrorism, master criminal, dangerous mission, tough heroes, fight ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, jordan
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Aurangzeb (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Gurgaon is the most modern boom-town of "India Shining", the new frontier to be conquered by those who understand real estate. This city rose from a small town to a boom town satellite city in just fifteen years. However, the law and order ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, gangsters, police investigation, crimes, working undercover, fighting crime, law enforcement, organized crime, presumed dead, lookalikes, crime, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india
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Drug War (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The taciturn police commander Zhang leads an undercover drugs team and in his continuous battle against the ubiquitous drug barons, takes up arms against his arch enemy, Timmy Choi. When he gets hold of Choi, he makes a deal with him: in exchange ...
Style: serious, rough, tense, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug cartel, mole, war on drugs, working undercover, criminal heroes, whistleblower, recruit, crimes, betrayal, law enforcement, undercover, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Eye in the Sky (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The head of an elite Hong Kong surveillance unit (Simon Yam) keeps one eye on his rookie apprentice (Kate Tsui) and the other on a notorious criminal (Tony Leung Ka Fai) he suspects of masterminding a recent jewel heist in this tense thriller from ...
Style: tense, exciting, serious, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master criminal, undercover, fighting crime, gang, police investigation, heist, track down, police detective, crimes, law enforcement, rivalry, working undercover ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Dead Drop (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After surviving a fall from a plane 3000-feet over the ocean, a former CIA operative turned government contractor re-infiltrates a dangerous North Mexican drug trafficking ring to find his own killer. With his memory unraveling, he descends into a ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, danger, undercover, crimes, tough heroes, working undercover, master criminal, chases and races, dishonesty, one man army, car chase, revenge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Triple Tap (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Champion competitive marksman Ken comes across an armored van robbery. He sees a policeman held hostage and shoots and kills four of the robbers. One of the robbers escapes and the policeman survives. The case is handled by Jerry Chang, whom Ken ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, tense, sincere
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, master warrior, law enforcement, mind game, law enforcer killer, armored car, tough law enforcer, deadly, danger, crimes, security guard, police funeral ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.2
 5K
Protégé (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Undercover officer Nick had spent the last seven years penetrating into the core of a drug ring working his way up from a street dealer post to the managerial position handling cargo deliveries for Kwan - the biggest player in the local heroin ...
Style: rough, bleak, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: mole, undercover, drug dealing, working undercover, life is a bitch, drug abuse, dishonesty, law enforcement, crimes, tragic hero, moral dilemma, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.0
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On the Job (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Philippines
Duration: 118 min.
Story: On The Job is about the ambitions and passions of four men trying to make a living, for themselves and their families. It shows the parallels between two prison inmates who are contract killers, and the two agents of the law investigating the ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, crimes, gangsters, corrupt law enforcer, danger, honest law enforcer, assassination, corruption, deadly, dishonesty, criminal heroes, politics ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: the philippines, asia, manila philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 3.7
 203
Bad Cop (2009)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A cop Angel Almaraz saves the life of a local crime boss who, in return, offers him a job as part of his security. Almaraz accepts but soon has doubts.
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic, rough
Plot: law enforcement, police corruption, legends and myths, criminal heroes, dishonesty, gangsters, crimes, police detective, crime, lesbian kiss, blood splatter, drug dealer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Streets of Blood (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A police officer's partner has died during Hurricane Katrina, but he later discovers that his partner may have been murdered. An investigation follows, taking the officer and his new partner into the depths of the criminal underworld.
Style: bleak, rough, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.7
 590
Crash and Burn (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: When undercover FBI agent Kevin Hawkins (Erik Palladino, E.R.) agrees to infiltrate the ruthless underground world of choppers, he is quickly thrown into a world of fast cars and high stakes. Pitted between a ruthless crime boss (Michael Madsen, ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
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Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Bullet Vanishes (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 108 min.
Story: One rainy night in an arms factory near Shanghai, a young female worker accused of stealing a box of bullets from the ruthless Boss Ding (Liu Kai Chi) is violently killed in a game of Russian roulette. Half a month later, a series of inexplicable ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, tense, stylized ...
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Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Lost Samaritan (2008)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After a long night at the office, an accountant stops to help an injured motorist and ends up becoming the target of two dangerous assassins.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Beyond the Trophy (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
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Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting, twists and turns
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 4.4
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Sacrifice (2011)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A tough undercover cop inadvertently gets involved in a dangerous heroin ring when a young defector of the drug trade leaves his five year-old sister in his care.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, exciting
Audience: boys' night
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Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Dossier K. (2009)
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Duration: 120 min.
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Style: serious, psychological, tense, captivating, suspense ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.2
 112
The First Shot (1993)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, realistic, serious, rough ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Absolute Deception (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Caught in the Crossfire (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
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Duration: 85 min.
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Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, tense, captivating ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
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Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense ...
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Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 4.6
 3K
Swelter (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Ten years after their casino heist, four escaped convicts trace their former partner to a desert town, where he is now a lawman with no memory of his criminal past.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
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Place: usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.1
 1K
The Raid (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Five undercover cops at Complexo do Alemão, one of Rio de Janeiro's most dangerous areas, have their covers blown by drug dealers. Arrested, they wait execution or to be rescued by police forces that would risk expose a larger operation.
Style: exciting, serious, suspense, captivating, tense ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.9
 1K
Divergence (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 101 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, neo noir
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.4
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Setup (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A group of friends plan out a detailed heist that turns deadly when one betrays the other by taking off with the goods. Taking matters into his own hands, Sonny seeks out his revenge teaming up with the most dangerous mob boss in town to get back ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Johan Falk: GSI - Gruppen för särskilda insatser (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Johan works in tandem with the GSI organized crime unit to bring in a cadre of armored car robbers
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, robbery, fighting crime, law enforcement, danger, graphic violence, dishonesty, partners, lifesaver, police corruption, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%