Triad movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant triad movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, exciting and tense films and TV shows about / with triad, crimes, murder, gangsters, gangster, violence, fight, blood, rivalry and crime plots mostly in Drama, Action and Crime genres shot in Hong Kong, USA, China and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as triad: Election 2 (2006), King of Triads (2010), The Night Comes for Us (2018), Safe (2012), Dragon Tiger Gate (2006), The Corruptor (1999), Year of the Dragon (1985), Gangs of London (2020), Infernal Affairs 3 (2003), Infernal Affairs 2 (2003).

List of triad movies

 7.4
 6K
Election 2 (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 93 min.
Story: As election time nears, current Triad chairman Lok (Simon Yam) faces competition from his godsons. At the same time, Jimmy (Louis Koo) looks to increase his business relations with mainland China.
Style: serious, suspenseful, captivating, rough, realistic ...
Plot: election, triad, organized crime, henchman, rules and policies, rivalry, dishonesty, criminal heroes, crimes, gangsters, ambition, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hong kong, asia
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 5.3
 529
King of Triads (2010)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When the boss of a ruling Hong Kong triad is arrested and executed in China for counterfeiting money, mayhem ensues as the mob's leading contenders circle the throne.
Style: captivating, exciting, bleak, tense, realistic ...
Plot: triad, rivalry, deadly, law enforcement, crimes, betrayal, killer, martial arts, murder, danger, redemption, bitterness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china
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The Night Comes for Us (2018)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Indonesia, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: After sparing a girl's life during a massacre, an elite Triad assassin is targeted by an onslaught of murderous gangsters.
Style: exciting, tense, brutal, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fist fighting, triad, assassin, fight, lone hero, massacre, martial arts, one against many, chinese mafia, knife fight, graphic violence, gore ...
Place: indonesia
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 6.5
 104K
Safe (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After a former elite agent rescues a 12-year-old Chinese girl who's been abducted, they find themselves in the middle of a standoff between Triads, the Russian Mafia and high-level corrupt New York City politicians and police.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: lone hero, ex military, chase, gunfight, protector, tough heroes, fist fighting, on the run, organized crime, code, mafia, mentor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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Dragon Tiger Gate (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Dragon Tiger Gate is a 2006 Hong Kong martial arts-action film directed by Wilson Yip and featuring fight choreography by Donnie Yen, who also stars in the film. The film is based on the popular Hong Kong manhua, Oriental Heroes, which bears the ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, triad, adventure, vengeance, siblings relations, superhero, crimes, rivalry, master villain, danger, gang ...
Time: contemporary
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 6.1
 17K
The Corruptor (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, 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, rough, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chinatown, chase, murder, gangsters, partners, law enforcement, police, triad, gang war, crime, crimes, police investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, hong kong, san francisco, los angeles
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Year of the Dragon (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: In New York, racist Capt. Stanley White becomes obsessed with destroying a Chinese-American drug ring run by Joey Tai, an up-and-coming young gangster as ambitious as he is ruthless. While pursuing an unauthorized investigation, White grows ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, exciting, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chinese mafia, chinatown, gangsters, police detective, racism, crime, crimes, police corruption, violence spree, lone wolves, tough law enforcer, fighting crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, vietnam, usa, asia, manhattan new york city ...
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Gangs of London (2020)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
TV show
Story: When the head of a criminal organisation, Finn Wallace is assassinated, the sudden power vacuum his death creates threatens the fragile peace between the intricate web of gangs operating on the streets of the city. Now it’s up to the grieving, ...
Style: brutal, rough, exciting, suspense
Plot: gang war, mafia, organized crime, gang, bandit, father son relationship, violence, blood, triad, danger, criminal, gunfight ...
Place: london
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Infernal Affairs 3 (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Infernal Affairs III is a 2003 Hong Kong crime thriller film directed by Andrew Lau and Alan Mak. It is the third installment in the Infernal Affairs film series, and is both a sequel and a semi-prequel to the original film, as it intercuts events ...
Style: captivating, tense, rough, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, gang war, police detective, mole, law enforcement, gang, mind game, police investigation, crimes, hidden identity, working undercover, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 90s, 21st century, 2000s
Place: hong kong, asia
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Infernal Affairs 2 (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, Singapore, China
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In this prequel to Mou gaan dou (2002), Chan Wing Yan has just become an undercover cop in the triads while Lau Kin Ming joins the police force. Both the triads and the police find an enemy in a rival crime boss.
Style: tense, exciting, rough, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: chinese mafia, gangsters, undercover, gang war, police, crimes, vengeance, mind game, dishonesty, police detective, recruit, working undercover ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 1990s ...
Place: hong kong, asia, thailand
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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (2000)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, Australia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The Hong Kong martial arts version of Jekyll and Hyde, with Hyde as the mythical fighting champion known as the White Tiger battling the Triads, drug trafficking and illegal organ transplants.
Style: scary, serious, rough, suspenseful
Plot: martial arts, rivalry, disorder, murder, gang, crimes, deadly, danger, experiment gone awry, reincarnation, alter ego, organized crime ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: hong kong, san francisco
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 6.4
 13K
Versus (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Set in the present where a group of ruthless gangsters, an unknown woman and an escaped convict have met, unwittingly, in The Forest of Resurrection, the 444th portal to the other side. Their troubles start when those once killed and buried in the ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, rough, exciting, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, yakuza, on the run, supernatural, gangsters, danger, chase, hostage, samurai, heroic mission, back from the dead, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 2000s
Place: japan, asia
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Sex, Blood and Fairy Tales (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: What would you do if you had to choose between ten years in prison and selling your soul to the Devil? Vera's biggest desire is to become a housewife and have children. Her dreams get interrupted when on Engagement night her fiancé confesses ...
Style: twists and turns, light, suspense, tense, unusual plot structure
Plot: male female relationship, surrealism, violence, blood, death, revenge, family relations, gangsters, myth, triad, sex scene, love ...
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 6.4
 9K
Shanghai (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: China, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An American man returns to a corrupt, Japanese-occupied Shanghai four months before Pearl Harbor and discovers his friend has been killed. While he unravels the mysteries of the death, he falls in love and discovers a much larger secret that his own ...
Style: captivating, stylized, suspenseful, suspense, serious ...
Plot: murder, uncover truth, investigation, mystery, deadly, dishonesty, fall in love, political conspiracy, life is a bitch, love and romance, dark secret, mafia ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1941
Place: china, asia, shanghai china, shanghai
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 7.1
 9K
Election (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A drama-thriller centered on a democratic election within an organized crime society.
Style: captivating, rough, suspenseful, suspense, tense ...
Plot: election, organized crime, ego clash, rivalry, ambition, rise to the top, crimes, rules and policies, uninhibited rivalry, merciless, elimination, temperamental ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: hong kong, asia
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Fatal Contact (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A young man learns the fighting techniques of Sanda from a coach. The two become best friends as the young man prepares to enter an underground tournament, competing against some of the top fighters of the world.
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: martial arts, adventure, heroes, ambition, athlete's life, contests and competitions, rivalry, street fighter, tough heroes, fight, organized crime, crime boss ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
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Shanghai Triad (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Romance, Thriller
Country: France, China
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A provincial boy related to a Shanghai crime family is recruited by his uncle into cosmopolitan Shanghai in the 1930s to be a servant to a ganglord's mistress.
Style: stylized, atmospheric, clever, tense, captivating ...
Plot: coming of age, gangsters, murder, island, triad, mistress, master and servant, vengeance, gang, crimes, crime, society ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: china, shanghai, asia, tokyo
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As Tears Go By (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Two parallel stories of Wah caught in the mist of a love affair with his beloved cousin, Ngor and his relationship with his triad brother, Fly, who seems to never fall out of trouble.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, rough
Plot: gang, gangsters, friendship, triad, island, unfulfilled love, down on your luck, friends, hopes, crime, love and romance, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, asia
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Rules of the Game (1999)
Genre: Crime
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 99 min.
Story: David infiltrates a gang to take revenge on a triad kingpin. Two of David's good friends die in David's search for revenge. David is captured by the kingpin to face the punishment of the triad society.
Plot: machete, triad, gang war, gangster boss, gang rape, bleeding to death, stabbed to death, sadism, stabbed in the chest, death, violence, stabbed multiple times ...
Place: hong kong
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The Brotherhood (1976)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Liao Jiang is the lowest ranking member of a gang that holds up a jewelery store. Subsequently the three other gang members die, and their gold haul goes missing. Liao Jiang and his new gang member Huge Eyes are then forced to turn to a triad gang ...
Plot: revenge plot, triad, gang war, robbery, illegal gambling, stolen gold, sex show, gang member, martial arts, gang leader, stabbed in the back, jewel theft
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 5.0
 255
May We Chat (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Set in the generation of smartphones and web 2.0, the film follows three troubled young girls who will do anything to escape their stifling lives – even if it means turning to drugs and prostitution. The advent of technology may have made ...
Style: sexy, weird
Audience: teen drama
Plot: juvenile delinquent, teenager, triad, deaf mute, chat, prostitution, accident, backpack, subway, suicide, stabbing, girl wearing a miniskirt ...
Place: hong kong
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God of Gamblers (1989)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Chow Yun-Fat plays Ko Chun, an extremely talented and well known gambler. On the eve of a big confrontation with a famous Singaporean gambler, Ko walks into a trap set by Knife, an avid but a so-so gambler (Andy Lau), meant for an Indian servant. ...
Style: realistic, exciting, semi serious, stylized, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, martial arts, memory loss, crime, crimes, cards, comeback, betrayal, head injury, poker, bodyguard, gambler ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, asia, san francisco
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 5.6
 31K
Death Race II (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: South Africa, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In the world's most dangerous prison, a new game is born: Death Race. The rules of this adrenaline-fueled blood sport are simple, drive or die. When repentant convict Carl Lucas discovers there's a price on his head, his only hope is to ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: car race, car chase, contests and competitions, prison, warden, tough heroes, rivalry, heroes, confined, danger, criminal heroes, chases and races ...
Time: future
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 5.6
 244
Frame by Frame (1996)
Genre: Thriller, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A pair of romantically entangled cops become suspects in the brutal murder of one of their mates.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, mind bending ...
Plot: triad, policewoman, investigation, crime, crimes, murder, police corruption, pregnancy, deadly, partners, law enforcement, mystery ...
Time: 90s
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Enter the Phoenix (2004)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Georgie Hung is handsome, stylish and charming but he hides a secret that his old-fashion father, Hung who is a Triad leader, can never forgive. He has been sent to Thailand since he was a child and never returned. After Hung's death, his ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating, realistic, exciting
Plot: martial arts, leadership, mistaken identity, disorder, rivalry, gang, crimes, dishonesty, gangsters, gay son, triad, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, china, hong kong
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 7.7
 27K
Fallen Angels (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In this bifurcated crime narrative, a disillusioned hitman attempts to escape from his violent lifestyle against the wishes of his partner, who is infatuated with him, and an eccentric mute repeatedly encounters, then subsequently falls for, a ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, mysterious, serious, meditative ...
Plot: hitman, one last job, couples, killer, criminal heroes, love, couple relations, love affair, crimes, partners in crime, dangerous, loneliness ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, asia, tokyo
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Blood Brothers (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan, China
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Fung (Daniel Wu) and his best friends, brothers Kang (Liu Ye) and Hu (Tony Yang), leave the countryside together to make it big in Shanghai. Things aren't so easy in the city, however, and the brothers stumble and toil until opportunity brings ...
Style: stylized, rough, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: friendship, betrayal, rise and fall, village life, city life, innocence lost, starting over, best friends, lifestyle, crimes, nightclub, gangsters ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: china, shanghai, asia, shanghai china
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No Tears for the Dead (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Abandoned by his mother shortly after immigrating to America, Gon is raised by the mafia and grows up to become a cold-blooded hitman. Though usually flawless in taking out his targets, Gon makes a terrible mistake of killing an innocent young girl. ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, suspense, exciting
Plot: hitman, gunfight, murder, friendship, chase, vengeance, remorse, danger, mafia, child murder, crimes, tragic hero ...
Place: south korea, usa
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 5.9
 17
Guns & Roses (1993)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Story: A tale of cat and mouse that acks a punch through the very heart of the European Criminal underworld. From the dark sophisticated alleys of Paris to the depressing Birmingham ghetto, Chin Shui plays it hard and heavy to survive the savage streets.
Plot: triad, brother sister relationship, interracial romance, fight, illegal immigrant, debt, good versus evil, unconsciousness, male bonding, shot to death, office politics, loss of loved one ...
Place: paris france, london
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Hardcore Comedy (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 92 min.
Story: 3 stories, 3 surprises, magical love, crazy jokes, sexy hot stuff, car stunts, gangsters fights, all in one. The police are after Yao and Yan who later run into Peng. Three of them join the club. A bunch of gangsters want Peng, while the police want ...
Style: anthology
Plot: prostitute, drug traffic, triad, mushroom, hidden camera, casino, cook, gangsters, turtle, blow job, tattoo, gambler ...
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