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The Four (2012)
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The Four (2012)
Original name: 四大名捕
Genre: Action, Crime, Fantasy
Country: China
Duration: 118 min.
Story: An undercover agent is assigned by his corrupt chief to infiltrate a rival department and sabotage their investigation of counterfeit currency. What he discovers is the counterfeiter's real plan. To overthrow the capital. Not by flooding it with funny money, but with an army of undead.
Style: scary, exciting, serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating, rough, bleak, suspense, epic ...
Plot: martial arts, secret agents, investigation, supernatural, rivalry, danger, undercover, zombie, chinese, counterfeiter, officer, rescue attempt, operation, murder, zombie attack, covert operation, military officer, female director, coin toss
Time: ancient history
Place: china, asia, ancient china

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, exciting, suspenseful and tense films with plots about rivalry, martial arts, danger, crimes, heroes, vengeance and murder mostly in Action, Crime and Fantasy genres. Some movies like The Four: Once Upon a Time in Shanghai (2014), Kung Fu Monster (2018), Lawless Kingdom (2013), Tai Chi Hero (2012), Special ID (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, realistic, serious, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, crimes, gang, rivalry, kung fu, danger, society, crime, heroes, master warrior, graphic violence, hopes
Time: 20th century, 1900s
Place: china, shanghai, asia
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Kung Fu Monster (2018)
Genre: Action, Fantasy
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In the waning years of the Ming Dynasty, the Bruneian Empire offers a rare creature to the nation as a gift. Ocean, a member of the Imperial Secret Police, has been tasked to tame the beast. Though the furry beast appears ferocious on the outside, ...
Style: exciting, captivating, suspense, tense, psychotronic
Plot: kung fu master, danger, false accusation, supernatural, creature, pursuit, chase, rivalry, friendship, escape, rescue, reward
Time: 17th century
Place: china, east asia, asia
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Lawless Kingdom (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The Sequel to The Four, based on the best-selling novel by Woon Swee Oan. The four constables, Emotionless (Crystal Liu Yifei), Iron Hands (Collin Chou), Life Snatcher (Ronald Cheng) and ColdBlood (Deng Chao), are specially skilled in their own ...
Style: enigmatic, exciting, tense, captivating
Plot: martial arts, supernatural power, murder mystery, investigation, crime solving, private detective, supernatural ability, sleuth, murder investigation, private investigation, teamwork, supernatural ...
Place: hong kong, china
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Tai Chi Hero (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: China
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Chinese steampunk martial arts blockbuster about the early years of Tai chi master Yang Luchan, the man who founded in the 19th century what has now become the most popular Tai Chi style in the world. The second instalment of the "Tai Chi" ...
Style: exciting, stylized, serious, tense, offbeat
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tai chi, martial arts, mortal combat, battles, master warrior, society, danger, rivalry, misfit, village, superhuman powers, vengeance ...
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: China
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A prequel to "Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame"
Style: suspenseful, stylized, exciting, captivating, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sea monster, martial arts, empress, betrayal, police investigation, political conspiracy, uncover truth, missing person, state affairs, law enforcement, crimes, political intrigue ...
Time: 7th century, ancient history
Place: china, asia, ancient china
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Special ID (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: China
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A cop and his team of comrades go undercover in one of China's most ruthless underworld organizations to stop a gang leader, only to put themselves in great danger after being exposed one by one.
Style: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, tough law enforcer, working undercover, law enforcement, police investigation, crimes, gang, rivalry, undercover, sniper, crime, law enforcer killer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Country: China
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In the twilight of the Ming Dynasty, the Imperial court is plagued by corruption as tyrants rule over the land. With the Manchurians preying on a weakened empire, war is imminent. To save the victims from their suffering, sorceress Jade Raksha ...
Style: exciting, captivating, serious, stylized, tense ...
Plot: wizards and magicians, betrayal, adventure, fall in love, tragic love, martial arts, supernatural ability, heroes, good versus evil, escapades, frame up, crimes ...
Time: ancient history
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Triple Threat (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Ex-assassin, Dina Lo Bianca, receives an offer she cannot refuse, thrusting her back into the world of hired guns, espionage and surveillance. With the help of her young sexy protégé and Dina's new straight-laced love interest, the femme ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
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Knight of the Dead (2013)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Hunted by raiders, a band of crusading knights escort the holy grail through a valley of black death where they must hack and slash their way to freedom.
Style: exciting, stylized, scary, rough, suspenseful ...
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Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: You can’t outrun your past. That is the extremely painful lesson that Ryan (Brendan Carr)is learning right now, as spectres of his past life of crime have returned to haunt him, destroying the only person he holds dear, and nearly killing him in ...
Style: exciting, serious, tense, captivating, suspense ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Dragon (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A sinful martial arts expert wants to start a new tranquil life, only to be hunted by a determined detective and his former master.
Style: stylized, serious, enigmatic, melancholic, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, investigation, village, crimes, danger, heroes, starting over, secrets, culture clash, violence, duel, forensics ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1917
Place: china, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Wrath of Vajra (2013)
Genre: Action, Fantasy
Country: China, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In the 1930s , a Japanese cult called The Temple of Hades was ordered to cooperate with the Japanese military to destroy China. They buy so many young children from poor family , who will be trained as a lethal killing machine and serve the Empire ...
Style: stylized, exciting, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: shaolin, martial arts, mortal combat, vengeance, danger, imaginary, good versus evil, superhuman powers, contests and competitions, escapades, master warrior, chinese man ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Genre: Action
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Duration: 90 min.
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Style: stylized, suspenseful, scary, exciting, serious ...
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Duration: 94 min.
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Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, suspense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
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Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, stylized, captivating ...
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Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
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Duration: 97 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
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Style: exciting, stylized, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
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Style: rough, atmospheric, exciting, serious, stylized ...
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Antikiller (2002)
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Duration: 114 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Action
Country: USA
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Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, disturbing ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Horror, Action
Country: Hong Kong, Japan, Netherlands
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: suspenseful, rough, atmospheric, scary, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Action, Crime
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Duration: 77 min.
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Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
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Duration: 100 min.
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Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, stylized, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
A Chinese Ghost Story (1987)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Ning Tsai-Shen, a humble tax collector, arrives in a small town to carry out his work. No one is willing to give him shelter for the night, so he ends up in the haunted Lan Ro temple. There, he meets Taoist Swordsman Yen Che-Hsia, and the beautiful ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, exciting, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
China Strike Force (2000)
Genre: Action
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A young Chinese Security Officer, Darren, is called for Team 808, which fights against the smuggling of drugs and corruption. Noriko, a Japanese Interpol officer, collaborates with Darren for the destruction of a large international drug cartel. At ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, tense ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Goddess of Mercy (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Yang Rui falls in love for the cleaning woman who works in a taekwando gym, only to later discover she's an undercover cop named An Xin. An is in hiding from drug smugglers who have a score to settle with her - a raid she led resulted in the ...
Style: captivating, exciting, tense, suspense, suspenseful ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
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