Movies like American Dragons

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American Dragons (1998)
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American Dragons (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Murders in Seoul, Korea and in America pair two cops from each of the countries together to solve the crimes. The investigation leads to a gang war between the Mafia and the Yakuza, but one that may not be of either of their making. A shadowy assassin is killing the leaders and an Italian assassin may have his own agenda.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: yakuza, gangsters, special agents, gang, hitman, crimes, misfit, graphic violence, rivalry, law enforcement, police investigation, culture clash, partners, disorder, police detective, track down, partners against crime, reluctant partners, tough law enforcer, police officer, martial arts, combat, fight, kung fu, heroes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, seoul, usa

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Most similar movies to American Dragons

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and rough films with plots about crimes, rivalry, murder, gunfight, gangsters, gun and law enforcement mostly in Action, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like American Dragons: Showdown in Little Tokyo (1991), Black Rain (1989), Best of the Best II (1993), Nowhere to Hide (1999), Tiger Claws (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Showdown in Little Tokyo (1991)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: An American with a Japanese upbringing, Chris Kenner is a police officer assigned to the Little Tokyo section of Los Angeles. Kenner is partnered with Johnny Murata, a Japanese-American who isn't in touch with his roots. Despite their ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, rescue, samurai, interracial relations, yakuza, gang, partners against crime, partners, crimes, law enforcement, one man army, organized crime ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: los angeles, tokyo, usa, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.6
 55K
Black Rain (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Two New York cops get involved in a gang war between members of the Yakuza, the Japanese Mafia. They arrest one of their killers and are ordered to escort him back to Japan. In Japan, however, he manages to escape. As they try to track him down, ...
Style: suspense, serious, exciting, realistic, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, fish out of water, police investigation, partners, police, gang war, culture clash, gunfight, crimes, track down, yakuza, rivalry ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: japan, new york, asia, usa, osaka japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
Best of the Best II (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In an underground fight club, blackbelt Travis Brickley is killed after losing to the evil martial arts master Brakus. Travis' death is witnessed by Walter Grady, the son of his best friend Alex Grady. Alex and his partner, Tommy Lee, vow to ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, buddy movie ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master warrior, martial arts, heroes, murder, friends, contests and competitions, rivalry, vengeance, righting the wronged, partners, fighting crime, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
Nowhere to Hide (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Over the next 72 days, Detective Woo will push his skills to the limits and his team of cops to the edge as they conduct a manhunt for an elusive criminal. Woo takes the law into his own hands as the hunt becomes personal, and as his target may get ...
Style: stylized, realistic, rough, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, chase, investigation, rivalry, gang, police investigation, undercover, vengeance, partners, criminal's revenge, crimes, track down ...
Time: 90s
Place: south korea, seoul, hong kong, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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Tiger Claws (1991)
Genre: Action
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The police does not know what to do. They have to deal with a serial killer who aims at martial arts masters. One after another is killed in the same brutal way. This may be a chance for detective Linda Masterson to work on her first murder case. ...
Style: serious, exciting, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, martial arts, crimes, murder, rivalry, law enforcement, master warrior, master criminal, police investigation, police detective, tough heroes, katana ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 2.5
 638
Jump Out Boys (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Set in post hurricane New Orleans. A brutal Mexican drug lord (Armando LeDuc) busts out of jail to retrieve the $15 million that his girlfriend is hiding. But detective Raymond (Kris Kristofferson) and McCoy (Sheldon Robbins) will try their best to ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, neo noir
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chaos, hitman, rivalry, manhunt, law enforcement, drug dealing, vengeance, violence, murder, gang violence, police shootout, drug dealer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, louisiana, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
China Strike Force (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, revenge, murder, police investigation, crimes, gang, partners, partners against crime, interpol, undercover, gangsters, secret agents ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, new york, asia, china, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
Sinners and Saints (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In lawless storm ravaged New Orleans, eleaguered Detective Sean Riley is trying to cope with the death of his young son and the abandonment of his wife. Facing a probable suspension from the department, Riley is teamed with a young homicide ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, gunfight, undercover, partners, dishonesty, serial murder, tough cop, swat team, death of son, revenge, gang war, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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 18K
The Corruptor (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Danny is a young cop partnered with Nick, a seasoned but ethically tainted veteran. As the two try to stop a gang war in Chinatown, Danny relies on Nick but grows increasingly uncomfortable with the way Nick gets things done.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, murder, gangsters, partners, law enforcement, police, gang war, crimes, police investigation, partners against crime, betrayal, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, hong kong, san francisco, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
Born to Raise Hell (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A hard core Interpol Agent is assigned to an Eastern European task force to target gun trafficking and dope running throughout the Balkans. While investigating a Russian gun dealer, his team is caught in a bloody street war between a Gypsy gang and ...
Style: serious, rough, suspense, tense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, one man army, gang, special agents, gangsters, loss of partner, law enforcement, revenge, brutality, tough heroes, heroes, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, eastern europe, bucharest
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 6.2
 91K
War (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: FBI agent Jack Crawford is out for revenge when his partner is killed and all clues point to the mysterious assassin Rogue. But when Rogue turns up years later to take care of some unfinished business, he triggers a violent clash of rival gangs. ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, surprise ending, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: vengeance, revenge, presumed dead, hitman, loss of friend, fbi, tough law enforcer, criminal heroes, crimes, martial arts, special agents, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 4.4
 4K
Blood Out (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When big city detectives refuse to further investigate his kid brother's gang related murder, small town Sheriff Michael Spencer drops the badge and goes undercover to find his brother's killer and avenge his death.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, murder, police investigation, crimes, vengeance, working undercover, hitman, undercover, gangsters, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, corrupt cop ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, louisiana, baltimore
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 5.3
 4K
The Hitman (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After surviving an attempt on his life by his former partner, officer Cliff Garrett (Norris) exacts revenge on those who wronged him by going undercover as a hit man. He works to gain the reputation and trust needed in order to be accepted by the ...
Style: realistic, exciting, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, martial arts, undercover, fighting crime, special agents, revenge, mafia, undercover cop, crimes, gang, working undercover, one man army ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 3.5
 451
Crooked (2006)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two police detectives must protect a beautiful call girl from mob hitmen and a crooked cop.
Style: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prostitute, murder, woman in danger, witnessing a crime, partners, police investigation, mafia, hitman, martial arts, gunfight, gangsters, police detective ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 4.6
 279
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: russian mafia, martial arts, gangsters, kung fu, gunfight, fistfight, rivalry, law enforcement, criminal's revenge, crimes, gang, private detective ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 4.8
 438
Lion Strike (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Dr. Johnny Wu becomes involved in a global Mafia arms cartel when they kidnap his son Bobby. The cartel, made-up of underworld leaders from around the world, become aware that he stumbled onto valuable information on a computer disk he possesses. ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: forest, murder, kidnapping, martial arts, one man army, master warrior, chase, heroes, gangsters, hitman, vigilantism, family life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
American Yakuza (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When Nick Davis leaves prison after one year in solitaire, he is hired to operate forklift in a warehouse in the harbor owned by the Japanese Yakuza patriarch Isshin Tendo. The place is assaulted by the Italian Mafia leaded by Dino Campanela and ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, cynical, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, undercover agent, mafia, organized crime, martial arts, yakuza, gangsters, criminal's revenge, dishonesty, special agents, one man army, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 6.6
 989
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, serious, realistic, suspenseful, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, murder, hitman, police investigation, vengeance, master criminal, track down, rivalry, law enforcement, contests and competitions, tough heroes, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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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: rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious, bloody
Plot: rivalry, partners, police detective, vengeance, partners against crime, dishonesty, law enforcement, drug dealing, criminal heroes, gang, police investigation, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
The King of the Kickboxers (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sport
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Kahn is a heavy weight kick-box champion, who often kills his opponents in front of the running camera, to sell it on video tape. Jake had to witness once how his brother was killed by him, and now has come for revenge. But first he has to improve ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kickboxing, heroes, vengeance, tough law enforcer, working undercover, tough heroes, crimes, law enforcement, police investigation, investigation, murder ...
Time: 90s, year 1981, year 1991
Place: thailand, asia, new jersey, new york, bangkok thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 4.4
 639
High Voltage (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After unknowingly robbing a money laundering operation the heist crew must avoid mobsters.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, crimes, disorder, gangsters, good versus evil, rivalry, crime gone awry, law enforcement, bank, heist, martial arts, murder ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
S.W.A.T.: Firefight (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Los Angeles S.W.A.T. officer, Lt. Paul Cutler, is sent to train the Detroit S.W.A.T. team on new anti-terrorism and homeland security techniques. Cutler has a hard time settling into his assignment as he locks horns with his new captain and ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: swat team, hitman, fighting crime, daring rescue, law enforcement, criminal's revenge, crimes, rivalry, basic training, heroes, gunfight, ambush ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 2.3
 501
Death Toll (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: New Orleans has the No. 1 per capita murder rating in the nation. A decade earlier the city was dubbed the "Murder Capital of the Country." Drugs and violence controlled the streets, taking a toll on the city's law enforcement, ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: street gang, murder, undercover, partners, partners against crime, police investigation, fighting crime, master criminal, dishonesty, track down, law enforcement, police corruption ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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The Glimmer Man (1996)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A former government operative renowned for his stealth, Jack Cole is now a Los Angeles police detective. When a series of horrible murders occurs in the metro area, Cole is assigned to the case, along with tough-talking fellow cop Jim Campbell. ...
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, murder, aikido, crimes, tough law enforcer, reluctant partners, police corruption, law enforcement, partners, partners against crime, conspiracy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
The Substitute 2: School's Out (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When teacher Randall Thomasson is killed during a carjacking, an unexpected visitor shows up at his funeral - his estranged brother, Karl Thomasson (Treat Williams). An ex-Green Beret turned mercenary. Karl signs on as a new substitute teacher in ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, high school, murder, crimes, investigation, youth, hidden identity, undercover, society, amateur detective, life is a bitch, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 5.1
 455
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: heroes, gangsters, one man army, martial arts, showdown, abduction, gunfight, karate, graphic violence, fighting crime, dishonesty, society ...
Time: 70s
Place: japan, asia, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Martial Law II: Undercover (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Sean and Billie are undercover cops and martial arts masters. Investigating the death of a cop, they uncover a deadly ring of murder and corruption at a glitzy nightclub where the rich are entertained by seductive women and protected by martial arts ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, surprise ending, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, martial arts, police detective, murder, police corruption, nightclub, showdown, fistfight, martial law, law enforcement, fighting crime, gang ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Shaft's Big Score! (1972)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: John Shaft is back as the lady-loved black detective cop on the search for the murderer of a client.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, chase, murder, private detective, graphic violence, helicopter, cemetery, gangsters, gang, crimes, police investigation, working undercover ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: harlem, usa, new york, africa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 3.8
 632
Mafia (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Ving Rhames, Pam Grier, and Robert Patrick headline this throwback action thriller set in 1975, and following a renegade cop who skirts the law in order to capture a ruthless crime boss.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, rivalry, vengeance, tough heroes, crimes, criminal heroes, graphic violence, murder, police officer, love, drug dealer ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1975
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.2
 51K
Hard Target (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When a woman's father goes missing, she enlist a local to aid in her search. The pair soon discover that her father has died at the hands of a wealthy sportsman who hunts homeless men as a form of recreation.
Style: exciting, realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, ex military, chase, mercenary, crimes, survival, track down, tough heroes, one against many, gunfight, manhunt, one man army ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%