Movies like The Last Tycoon 2012

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The Last Tycoon (2012)
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The Last Tycoon (2012)
Original name: 大上海
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Set in Shanghais Gangster era of the early 1900s, THE LAST TYCOON tells the tale of CHENG (Chow Yun-Fat), a young man who is set up by the chief of police (Sammo Hung) and must leave the life he knows and QIU (Monica Mok), the woman he loves, to start again. After escaping prison CHENG quickly and violently moves his way up the ladder of Shanghais criminal underworld to become on the most powerful mob bosses in Shanghais history. But fame and notoriety take their toll when CHENG finds himself stuck between the looming Japanese army and the scheming local secret service. Matters are only made worse when he bumps into the love of his life QIU, along with her writer husband. Will love re-kindle in the dusk of an era?
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, exciting, captivating, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, rivalry, mafia, crimes, betrayal, dishonesty, love triangle, danger, gang, crime, graphic violence, criminal heroes, chinese mafia, love, gangster
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, 1920s, 20s, 90s
Place: china, asia, shanghai

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, realistic, serious and rough films with plots about crimes, rivalry, crime, gangsters, dishonesty, criminal heroes and graphic violence mostly in Action, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like The Last Tycoon: Drug War (2012), Once Upon a Time in Shanghai (2014), Dead in 5 Heartbeats (2013), The Alien Girl (2010), Colour of the Truth (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: rough, serious, tense, exciting, suspenseful ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china, asia
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Once Upon a Time in Shanghai (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A laborer moves to Shanghai in the hope of becoming rich. But ends up using his kung fu skills to survive. Remake of The Boxer From Shantung.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, crimes, gang, rivalry, kung fu, danger, society, heroes, master warrior, crime, graphic violence, hopes
Time: 1900s
Place: china, shanghai, asia
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Dead in 5 Heartbeats (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Adapted from the successful novel, Dead in 5 Heartbeats, by Ralph "Sonny" Barger with Keith and Kent Zimmerman. The story follows the Infidelz MC's former President, Patch Kinkade, who has left his personal demons behind for the calm ...
Style: tense, captivating, exciting, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
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Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Alien Girl (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Russia, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: 1990s. Gangster Kiev. A team of four men is assigned to deliver a girl from Prague, nicknamed "The Stranger." As the sister of a recently arrested criminal called Babai, her testimony could damage some important people.
Style: serious, rough, exciting, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: brutality, criminal heroes, crimes, dishonesty, murder, betrayal, love, violence, kidnapping, mafia, gang, crime ...
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Colour of the Truth (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
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Style: exciting, suspense, captivating, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
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Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A gorgeous lethal killer, brainwashed by the villain, makes a startling discovery in a mission to eliminate a person she can in no way imagine.
Style: exciting, rough, tense, suspense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
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Rich and Famous (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
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Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
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City on Fire (1987)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Ko Chow is an undercover cop who is under pressure from all sides. His boss, Inspector Lau, wants him to infiltrate a gang of ruthless jewel thieves; in order to do this he must obtain some handguns; his girlfriend wants him to commit to marriage or ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 80s, 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Return of the God of Gamblers (1994)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 126 min.
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
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Style: tense, rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
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Beyond the Trophy (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
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Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting, twists and turns
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Action
Country: France, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 110 min.
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Audience: boys' night
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The Guillotines (2012)
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Country: China, Haiti, Hong Kong
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Style: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, serious, captivating
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Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 96 min.
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Country: South Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, Thailand, USA
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Duration: 135 min.
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Style: realistic, exciting, serious, suspense, rough ...
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The Big I Am (2010)
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Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
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Chicago Overcoat (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
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Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
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Duration: 138 min.
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Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, captivating ...
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Moving Targets (2004)
Genre: Action
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 94 min.
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Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.1
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Sinatra Club (2010)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Brutal and celebrated Mafia gangster John Gotti (Danny Nucci) schemes, shoves and murders his way to the top of that world in this gritty biography told from the perspective of Salvatore Polisi (Jason Gedrick), who owns the Sinatra Club, where ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, tense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
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Place: new york, usa
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