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Return of the Tiger (1977)
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Return of the Tiger (1977)
Original name: 大圈套
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The thriving narcotics smuggling operations in Bangkok are headed by rival American and Chinese interests. The former is led by huge bearded nightclub owner, menacingly played by Paul Smith. His bitter rival Tse-Chan goes to elaborate lengths to have him "eliminated." The honors, however, fall to the fantastic Bruce Li - as an undercover agent playing a highly dangerous game - and his attractive girl assistant. With their supreme intervention, both factions are eliminated forever.
Style: exciting, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, drug dealing, undercover, money, crime boss, crane, karaoke bar, adventure, gangsters, crimes, drug abuse, heroes, partners, injustice, crime, secret agents, graphic violence, good versus evil, track down, nightclub, working undercover, vigilantism, danger, master warrior, one man army ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: china, holland, thailand

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, realistic, serious and exciting films with plots about crimes, rivalry, law enforcement, undercover, working undercover, martial arts and heroes mostly in Action, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like Return of the Tiger: Extraordinary Mission (2017), Fists of Bruce Lee (1978), Sister Street Fighter (1974), Dead Drop (2013), Once Upon a Time in Shanghai (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Extraordinary Mission (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: China
Duration: 117 min.
Story: An undercover police officer attempts to take down a drug trafficking syndicate from the inside.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: undercover, police, master criminal, crime boss, working undercover, war on drugs, gain trust, drug dealing, one man army, tough heroes, danger, dishonesty ...
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95%
Fists of Bruce Lee (1978)
Genre: Drama, Action
Country: Taiwan, Hong Kong
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Fighters ally with each other and fight for no apparent reason. The plot is meaningless, just a vehicle to see fight scenes.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, adventure, danger, rivalry, drug dealing, law enforcement, dishonesty, crimes, drug abuse, kidnapping, fall in love, survival ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Sister Street Fighter (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: Japan
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Lee Long is a martial-arts champion who the police use as an undercover agent to infiltrate a drug ring responsible for importing heroin from Japan to Hong Kong. When he is identified and imprisoned, the police pressure his sister, Tina Long, to ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, rivalry, master warrior, missing person, tough heroes, fighting crime, drug dealing, crimes, tough law enforcer, danger, rescue ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Cleopatra Jones and the Casino of Gold (1975)
Genre: Action
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When fellow operatives (and childhood friends) Matthew Johnson and Melvin Johnson disappear during an undercover mission in Hong Kong, Cleopatra Jones travels there to find them. With the help of local detective Mi Ling, Cleopatra discovers that her ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, martial arts, casino, heroin, kung fu, drug dealing, gays and lesbians, injustice, tough heroes, graphic violence, crimes, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: hong kong, usa, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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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: serious, exciting, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, danger, undercover, crimes, working undercover, tough heroes, master criminal, chases and races, dishonesty, one man army, revenge, car chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Cutaway (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The successful undercover agent Victor Cooper is assigned for his ninth mission: to find how the loadings of drug is being brought to Miami. He suspects that the drug is coming through the air and joins a team of sky diving, under the leadership of ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, sentimental ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: parachuting, danger, drug dealing, secret agents, crimes, master criminal, tough law enforcer, espionage, ambition, track down, terrorism, partners against crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: miami, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Disco Godfather (1979)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A retired cop becomes a DJ/celebrity at the Blueberry Hill disco-- he's the "Disco Godfather!" All is well until his nephew flips out on a strange new drug that's sweeping the streets, called "angel dust," or PCP. Disco ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, humorous, witty, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: disco, nightclub, martial arts, rivalry, chases and races, gangsters, crime, gang, criminal's revenge, partners, society, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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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, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, tough law enforcer, working undercover, police investigation, law enforcement, gang, undercover, crimes, rivalry, sniper, crime, law enforcer killer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Return of the Street Fighter (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Martial artist Takuma Tsurugi returns to take on a Yakuza family that may be embezzling money from charities to finance their own operations. Both the police and the Yakuza find themselves battling Tsurugi, but Tsurugi's fight ultimately is ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, hitman, gang, fighting crime, danger, partners, tough law enforcer, crimes, criminal's revenge, partners against crime, law enforcement ...
Time: 70s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 2.8
 1K
Crazy Six (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: USA, Slovakia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In a crumbling Europe, powerful mafia families have emerged from the anarchy to vie for control of the lucrative arms trade.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: gangsters, law enforcement, drug dealing, rivalry, criminal's revenge, addiction, government agency, crimes, life is a bitch, master criminal, crime boss, violence ...
Time: future
Place: europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Image of Bruce Lee (1978)
Genre: Action
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A band of counterfeiters wants to make Hong Kong their new territory. The disgraced leader of the Special Squad will have to team-up with a group of Hong Kong police officers in an attempt to stop the dirty business of crime lord Han Tin Lung, but ...
Style: serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, undercover, master warrior, forgery, heroes, working undercover, law enforcement, adventure, partners, crimes, rivalry, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 70s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.4
 8K
Thunderbolt (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In order to release his kidnapped sister, sports car mechanic Jackie Chan has to beat a super-criminal street racer.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: adventure, car chase, kidnapping, police, heroes, master criminal, vengeance, crimes, partners against crime, police investigation, tough heroes, auto mechanic ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, asia, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Angel Terminators (1992)
Genre: Action
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Two Hong Kong policewomen (Ida and Hon) take on a Japanese boss who has returned from a seven-year exile to retake his old turf.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gunfight, rivalry, partners, femme fatale, gang, police investigation, chases and races, on the run, life is a bitch, partners against crime, fighting crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.4
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Zero Tolerance (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After surviving a sneak attack on himself and fellow agents Jimmy and Gene as they were transporting drug kingpin Raymond Manta out of a Mexican jail, FBI agent Jeff Douglas becomes an uwitting pawn of the White Hand drug cartel. Mistakenly told ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, rough, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, drug abuse, rivalry, criminal's revenge, fighting crime, hostages, confined, criminal heroes, crime, good versus evil, crimes, special agents ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: mexico, las vegas, nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Game of Death II (1980)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery
Country: Hong Kong, South Korea
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In this dark tale of revenge, Bruce Lee "returns" as Billy Lo, whose best friend Chin Ku dies of a sudden illness. But suspicion of foul play arises when a gang tries to steal Ku's coffin at the funeral using a helicopter. When ...
Style: realistic, stylized, rough, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 80s
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Force of Execution (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Seagal stars as mob kingpin Mr. Alexander, an old-school boss who rules his criminal empire with both nobility and brutality. For a simple prison hit, he sends his best enforcer and protégé Roman Hurst (Foster). When the hit goes wrong, Hurst is ...
Style: rough, exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, drug dealing, crime boss, going straight, danger, criminal heroes, tough heroes, hitman, prisoner, violence, martial arts, hand to hand combat ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.2
 397
The Bodyguard (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Karate master and anti-drug vigilante Chiba returns to his home in Japan, where he holds a press conference announcing his intention to wipe out the nation's drug industry. He also offers his services as a bodyguard to anyone who is willing to ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, gangsters, one man army, karate, gunfight, showdown, abduction, vigilantism, rivalry, deadly, crimes ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, japan, asia, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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In the Line of Duty 4 (1989)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Two detectives who are up to their necks in trouble and in each other's face, as they try to shut down a drug-trafficking scheme that could be connected with international ties to organized crime. But in the midst of their investigation, ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, rough, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, heroes, tough law enforcer, crimes, graphic violence, murder, police corruption, urban, police detective, tough heroes, who to trust ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Return of the Sister Street Fighter (1975)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: Japan
Duration: 77 min.
Story: She returns for more street fighting.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, karate, master warrior, crimes, heroes, rescue, danger, rivalry, yakuza, street fighter, violence
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: asia, japan, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
My Father is a Hero (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An undercover cop struggling to provide for his son and ailing wife, must infiltrate a ruthless gang. But things turn sour when another cop blows his cover and he quickly finds himself battling for his life and the lives of his family.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, heroes, undercover, martial arts, partners against crime, rivalry, law enforcement, chases and races, master criminal, gang, dishonesty, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Tha Eastsidaz (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Snap, Crackle, and Pop are top dogs in the Eastsidaz gang in Long Beach. Pop, also known as Killa, is the alpha dog. He has Crackle and Snap set up a big drug deal that's going to put him on easy street. But Crackle and Snap have their own ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, vengeance, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, gang, undercover, partners, dishonesty, drug dealing, law enforcement, frame up, prison ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Mission of Justice (1992)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Mayoral candidate Dr. Rachel Olsen (Brigitte Nielsen) has a dangerous plan for swift justice in the form of a band of ex-convicts, called the Peacemakers, who roam the streets to do her bidding. When a boxer friend (Tony Burton) is killed by ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, vigilantism, crimes, deadly, rivalry, crime, injustice, working undercover, dishonesty, law enforcement, criminal heroes, tough heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Bullets, Blood & a Fistful of Ca$h (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A hard boiled tale of bloody revenge that interweaves the stories of nine criminals. The story takes place in one day, on the eve of an all out syndicate war. Through a twisted series of events, the interweaving narratives are put on an ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful
Plot: rivalry, police detective, vengeance, partners, dishonesty, criminal heroes, law enforcement, gory, deadly, partners against crime, gang, police investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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The Tracker (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Spears, a private detective working in L.A. receives word from an old friend that the friend's sister (and Spears' ex-girlfriend), Kim, has been kidnapped by a criminal gang. At first, Spears doesn't want to get involved, especially ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, fistfight, kung fu, gunfight, hand to hand combat, russian mafia, danger, criminal's revenge, crimes, law enforcement, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Exit the Dragon, Enter the Tiger (1976)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Taiwan, Hong Kong
Duration: 84 min.
Story: This martial arts movie tries to explain the strange death of the international movie star and kung fu master Bruce Lee. Most of the story centers on a former disciple of Lee who launches a private investigation and ends up avenging the brutal death ...
Plot: kung fu, roundhouse kick, karate, kung fu fighting, tough guy, duel, heroin addict, murder mystery, bare breasts, gangster, karate chop, karate kick ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.7
 1K
Yes, Madam! (1985)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Asprin (Mang Hoi) and Strepsil (John Shum), two petty thieves who inadvertently become involved in a murder case when they steal items belonging to a murdered man. The man had hidden an important microfilm in his passport, which the thieves pass ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, stylized, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, police investigation, gangsters, police detective, espionage, police corruption, deadly, dishonesty, fish out of water, undercover, fighting crime, danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, asia, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, master criminal, police investigation, crime, hidden identity, crimes, law enforcement, special agents, dishonesty, gang, partners, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 4.4
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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, chases and races, crimes, danger, gangsters, deadly, good versus evil, bank, law enforcement, crime gone awry, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.2
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The Big Score (1983)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A narcotics detective, played by Fred Williamson, lets nothing stand in the way of his bringing down a major drug dealer. After a bust gone awry, he's accused of stealing a lost briefcase filled with money and both the mob and the police are ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough law enforcer, fighting crime, undercover, deadly, crime, dishonesty, life is a bitch, rivalry, partners against crime, partners, witnessing a crime, chases and races ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%