Movies like Born to Be King

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Born to Be King (2000)
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Born to Be King (2000)
Original name: 勝者為王
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Triad member Chicken is designated by Taiwan's San Luen Gang to marry Nanako, the daughter of the fifth generation leader of the Yamada Gang in Japan. Later, the leader of the triad group gets murdered. Actually, all the San Luen Gang members suspect Chicken attacked their leader Liu, in order to make a chance for him to rule the Gang and thus have adopted an extremely hostile attitude towards him...
Style: exciting, rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, gang, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, crimes, vengeance, master criminal, rivalry, best friends, wedding, heroes, gambling, friends, partners, crime, graphic violence, good versus evil, juvenile delinquency, master warrior, dishonesty, law enforcement, lone wolves, disagreement, partners against crime, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: japan, china, hong kong, taiwan

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Most similar movies to Born to Be King

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and rough films with plots about crimes, gangsters, rivalry, crime, law enforcement, criminal heroes and gang mostly in Crime, Thriller and Action genres. Some movies like Born to Be King: Young and Dangerous (1996), Essex Boys (2000), Return to a Better Tomorrow (1994), Legendary Assassin (2008), Bonded by Blood (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Young and Dangerous (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Nam opens a bar in Wanchai and continues his rise in Hong Kong's Hung Hing gang. His best friend, Chicken, needs to lie low, so he's sent to Taiwan to work for Lui, leader of the San Luen gang; there, he falls for the aging Lui's ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, betrayal, graphic violence, teenage life, rivalry, crimes, crime, criminal heroes, rise to the top, youth, criminal's revenge, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: hong kong, taiwan, asia, macau
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Essex Boys (2000)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Billy has just scored an entry-level position with the local crime cartel. His first job is to mind Jason, a newly released thug with a vicious temper. Jason thinks it's his job to teach Billy about crime, drugs and women. Little does he know ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, drug dealer, police, murder, gang, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes, ambition, vengeance, deadly, rivalry, rise and fall ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Legendary Assassin (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An assassin who is fresh from his latest kill becomes stranded in an island, when he inadvertently befriends a female police officer. As the night progresses, the unspoken truth honored by the two sides of the law is broken. After the remains of a ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, martial arts, police investigation, mysterious character, on the run, deadly, gang, crimes, rivalry, law enforcement, criminal's revenge, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Bonded by Blood (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In 1995, drug suppliers and career criminals Tony Tucker, Patrick Tate and Craig Rolfe were blasted to death by a shot gun whilst waiting in a Range Rover in Rettendon, Essex. The film charts their rise to become the most prolific dealers and feared ...
Style: tense, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, rise and fall, rivalry, drug dealing, ambition, partners, deadly, gangsters, betrayal, crimes, dishonesty, vengeance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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The Hard Easy (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Two separate teams of jewel thieves, one low-rent and one upscale, both desperate, converge on the same score at the exact same time, and a simple job turns out very complicated and very bloody.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, exciting, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, unlikely criminals, criminal's revenge, gang, crimes, master criminal, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, gangsters, gambling, stock broker, compulsive gambler ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The City of Lost Souls (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Brazilian-Japanese gangster Mario rescues his Chinese girlfriend Kei as she's about to be deported from Japan. Desperate to escape, he hides in Tokyo's booming Japanese-Portuguese community and seeks passage from the country from a Russian ...
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, disturbing, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal's revenge, gangsters, gang, love triangle, lovers on the run, rivalry, crime, drug dealing, danger, hitman, chase, master criminal ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Newsmakers (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Russia, Sweden
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A gang of crooks robbing cash collectors, run into a police surveillance team and the inadequate police response results in a gunfight. A TV crew on assignment in the area happens to capture this humiliation on camera, and this example of police ...
Style: exciting, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manipulation, gang, dishonesty, manipulations, tv show, journalism, law enforcement, rivalry, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, media, track down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Double Tap (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Leslie Cheung plays Rick Pang, an IPSC champion who is also a gun expert who modifies his pistols to perfect his technique known as 'double tap', placing two shots in the same exact spot. In the 1996 IPSC Hong Kong shooting competition, ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, murder, police investigation, criminal's revenge, hitman, track down, vengeance, deadly, law enforcement, rivalry, danger, master criminal ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Long Arm of the Law (1984)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An ultra-violent and ultra-gritty tale of desperate Chinese would-be jewel thieves hoping to make a quick, effortless score in Hong Kong. Naturally, things go afoul, and the gang must hide out until the heat dies down, besmirched with the blood of ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious
Plot: gangsters, track down, working undercover, unlikely partners, crimes, master criminal, heist, store, cons and scams, gambling, chaos and mayhem, graphic violence ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: hong kong, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Invisible Target (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Three cops team up to bring down a criminal gang of seven, who have their own hidden agenda.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, vigilantism, partners against crime, chase, hostages, hostage, master criminal, gang, rivalry, car chase, heist, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 ⇓
38%
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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: tense, exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
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: asia, hong kong, united kingdom, china, east asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Once a Thief (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Set in Hong Kong and Vancouver, the story follows Mac Ramsey and Li Ann Tsei, lovers and professional thieves who are separated while fleeing the powerful Hong Kong underworld crime lord who raised and trained them. After being imprisoned in Hong ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, realistic, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: renegades, track down, on the run, love triangle, chases and races, criminal heroes, undercover, drug dealing, crime, renegade, criminal's revenge, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, canada, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Billa 2 (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 129 min.
Story: David Billa a refugee comes to Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu and his journey begins into crime. Initially he starts as a local diamond smuggler. He eventually meets Abbasi, an underworld don in Goa and helps him out in a deal and wins his favor. For one ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, exciting
Plot: gangsters, criminal, fighting crime, danger, deadly, gang, partners against crime, crimes, criminal's revenge, vigilantism, battles, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: goa india, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Young and Dangerous: Portland Street Blues (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 114 min.
Story: This spin-off movie provides a different contrast to the familiar Young and Dangerous films with greater character development. This time, the story's focus is on a female character - Sister 13 (Sandra Ng) of the "Hung Hing" triad. In ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, going straight, master criminal, ambition, rise to the top, gays and lesbians, life is a bitch, crime, unfulfillment, criminal heroes, athlete's life, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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High Voltage (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After unknowingly robbing a money laundering operation the heist crew must avoid mobsters.
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, disorder, danger, crimes, chases and races, gangsters, good versus evil, rivalry, bank, law enforcement, crime gone awry, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Baby Needs a New Pair of Shoes (1974)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An epic battle rages lawn on the streets of Harlem between Italian mobsters and black gangsters. The battles are intense, the more each side tries to oust another. Both groups use their best killers. Since it is a brutal gangster transvestites to be ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, law enforcement, gang, master criminal, criminal heroes, crime, babies and infants, danger, dishonesty, criminal's revenge, gangsters, psychopath ...
Time: 70s, year 1956
Place: ohio, harlem, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Heroic Duo (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Tough cop Ken Li (Cheng) is at the top of his game, but he's going to need some help to solve a grisly crime that the offender, a respected police officer, doesn't even remember committing. He seeks out Jack Lai (Lai), a former ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, chase, investigation, hypnosis, undercover, dishonesty, crimes, police investigation, frame up, haunted by the past, memory loss, heroes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: china, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Ready 2 Die (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: After a violent bank robbery, the trio of hoods make their way across East L.A. carrying a blood-soaked bag of money. When word gets out, they must fend off gangs and crooked cops alike as they strive to keep the loot and stay alive.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, gang, murder, heist, dishonesty, crimes, danger, law enforcement, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Last Tycoon (2012)
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 ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 20th century, 20s, 30s, 1930s, 1920s ...
Place: china, asia, shanghai
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Cop on a Mission (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Mike, a cop who is becoming increasingly frustrated with his tiresome job with little benefits, whilst the criminals live a life of luxury. He is offered a undercover job to infiltrate a Triad gang led by Boss Tin. Mike slowly becomes engrossed in ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, undercover, police investigation, law enforcement, crimes, disorder, heist, gang, gangsters, partners against crime, chases and races, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Arrangement (1999)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A drug deal hijacked by a third party, they leave the drugs and take the money. A stripper witnesses a murder and now the Mafia's after but there is nowhere safe to hide.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: partners against crime, partners, gangsters, fighting crime, undercover, law enforcement, crimes, chases and races, police investigation, drug dealing, witnessing a crime, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Paris Lockdown (2007)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A Parisian criminal gang fall apart after challenges to the gang's leader lessen his influence.
Style: rough, bleak, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: gangsters, gang, criminal heroes, crime, crimes, danger, master criminal, drugs/alcohol, prison, criminal's revenge, nudity (full frontal - brief), right hand man ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, africa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Johan Falk: De 107 patrioterna (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: It's a beautiful day in Slottsskogen, Gothenburg idyllic city park, when suddenly the unthinkable happens - gunfire amidst all people. Two gangsters shooting game against each other and a large police operation starts. The conflict grows ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating ...
Plot: gang war, crimes, vengeance, danger, gangsters, tough law enforcer, police detective, rivalry, law enforcement, police surveillance, murder, gang ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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: murder, hitman, rivalry, police investigation, deadly, crime, criminal's revenge, dishonesty, crimes, danger, lone wolves, one man army ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: vietnam, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.2
 692
Bloody Tie (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In this uncompromising vision of the gritty Korean underworld, a crystal meth dealer with a tragic past is forced to team up with a renegade cop to take down a powerful crime lord. Reminiscent of the Hong Kong action films of the 80’s but full of ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, exciting, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, snitch, undercover, criminal's revenge, dealer, drug abuse, criminal heroes, gangsters, crimes, drug dealing, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, busan, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 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
Plot: gangsters, law enforcement, crimes, gang, secret identity, crime, secret agents, undercover, danger, dishonesty, friends, car chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 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, friendship, urban, vengeance, friends, crimes, partners against crime, buddies, partners, deadly, drug dealing, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: rough, suspenseful, bleak, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, betrayal, chase, gangsters, gory, low lives, graphic violence, heist, working undercover, police corruption, violence spree, undercover ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%