Movies like Lady Vengeance

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Lady Vengeance (2005)
 7.6
 69K
Lady Vengeance (2005)
Original name: 친절한 금자씨
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After a 13-year imprisonment for the kidnap and murder of a 6 year old boy, beautiful Lee Guem-ja starts seeking revenge on the man that was really responsible for the boy's death. With the help of fellow inmates and reunited with her daughter, she gets closer and closer to her goal. But will her actions lead to the relief she seeks?
Style: psychological, disturbing, serious, atmospheric, brutal, stylized, rough, touching, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: vengeance, vigilantism, torture, child killer, women's prison, ex convict, crimes, crime, parents and children, heroine, redemption, violence, revenge, kidnapping, teacher, bully, translator, cult, female protagonist, mother daughter relationship, serial killer, justice, prison, family relations, killings ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south korea, asia, korea, seoul, australia

Most similar movies to Lady Vengeance

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and tense films with plots about crimes, vengeance, violence, revenge, brutality, dialogue and murder mostly in Thriller, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Lady Vengeance: Oldboy (2003), Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002), I Saw the Devil (2010), Ms .45 (1981), Blue Ruin (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.4
 492K
Oldboy (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 120 min.
Story: With no clue how he came to be imprisoned, drugged and tortured for 15 years, a desperate businessman seeks revenge on his captors.
Style: psychological, twist ending, bleak, atmospheric, brutal ...
Plot: father daughter incest, incest, revenge, losing-it hero, mind game, vengeance, confined, loneliness, sin, older man younger woman relationship, brother sister incest, torture ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1988, year 2003, 20th century ...
Place: korea, asia, south korea, new york, stockholm sweden ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 129 min.
Story: This is the story of Ryu, a deaf man, and his sister, who requires a kidney transplant. Ryu's boss, Park, has just laid him off, and in order to afford the transplant, Ryu and his girlfriend develop a plan to kidnap Park's daughter. Things ...
Style: disturbing, tense, rough, suspenseful, depressing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organ donation, vengeance, kidnapping, black market, ransom, stabbing, suicide, factory worker, crime gone awry, gory, danger, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 103K
I Saw the Devil (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Kyung-chul is a dangerous psychopath who kills for pleasure. He has committed infernal serial murders in diabolic ways that one cannot even imagine and his victims range from young women to even children. The police have chased him for a long time, ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, psychological, serious, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, violence, revenge, murder, psychopath, vengeance, cat and mouse, torture, loss of spouse, mercilessness, crime and punishment, extreme violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.8
 8K
Ms .45 (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A shy and mute seamstress goes insane after being attacked and raped twice in one day. She wanders the New York streets at night in a sexy black dress with her attacker's gun strapped to her garter belt, blowing away any man who tries to pick ...
Style: tense, disturbing, bleak, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: rape, vigilantism, sexual abuse, halloween, female killer, vengeance, mute, killing spree, revenge, crimes, crime, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.1
 63K
Blue Ruin (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The quiet life of a beach bum is upended by dreadful news. He sets off for his childhood home to carry out an act of vengeance but proves an inept assassin and finds himself in a brutal fight to protect his estranged family.
Style: atmospheric, tense, suspenseful, bleak, rough ...
Plot: vengeance, violence, death, revenge, crimes, vigilantism, homeless, haunted by the past, deadly, vigilante, life turned upside down, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: virginia, usa, delaware
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.8
 46K
Mother (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A mother lives quietly with her twenty-eight-year-old son, Do-joon, providing herbs and acupuncture to neighbors. One day, a girl is brutally murdered, and Do-joon is charged with the killing. Now, it's his mother's call whether to prove ...
Style: serious, tense, suspense, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: murder, investigation, single parent, parents and children, uncover truth, amateur detective, determination, arrest, mentally challenged, crime, crimes, desperation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2002
Place: south korea, asia, korea, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.7
 830
One on One (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 122 min.
Story: On May 9th, a female high school student was brutally murdered. There are 7 suspects and 7 shadows that terrorize them. Who are they and which one of them is you?
Style: tense, captivating, suspense, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: murder, vigilantism, danger, crimes, rivalry, vengeance, terrorist group, investigation, group of friends, suspect, high school student, kidnapping ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea, korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.7
 320K
Man on Fire (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Mexico, Switzerland
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Jaded ex-CIA operative John Creasy reluctantly accepts a job as the bodyguard for a 10-year-old girl in Mexico City. They clash at first, but eventually bond, and when she's kidnapped he's consumed by fury and will stop at nothing to save ...
Style: tense, rough, exciting, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone hero, vengeance, kidnapping, justice, vigilante, vigilantism, mercenary, bodyguard, daring rescue, friendship, danger, diary ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Movie in collections
Rolling Thunder (1977)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A Vietnam veteran, Charles Rane, returns home after years in a POW camp and is treated as a hero. When thugs invade his home to steal the silver coins he received for his service, they mangle his hand and leave him and his family for dead. Rane ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, suspense, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, murder, violence, vengeance, homecoming, vietnam veteran, death wish, human nature, rivalry, crimes, crime, buddies ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: vietnam, asia, texas, mexico, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Reservation Road (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Two fathers' lives intersect when one of them is involved in a terrible and sudden hit-and-run car accident that leaves the other's son dead. In response, the two men (Joaquin Phoenix and Mark Ruffalo) react in unexpected ways as a ...
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: loss of child, investigation, redemption, obsession, lawyer, dysfunctional family, revenge, family problems, parents and children, losing-it hero, deadly, death in the family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.8
 247K
Hannibal (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Italy
Duration: 131 min.
Story: After having successfully eluded the authorities for years, Hannibal peacefully lives in Italy in disguise as an art scholar. Trouble strikes again when he's discovered leaving a deserving few dead in the process. He returns to America to make ...
Style: rough, stylized, atmospheric, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, master criminal, psychopath, mind game, fbi, cat and mouse, crime, cannibalism, crimes, special agents, one on one, psychiatrist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florence, venice, europe, washington d.c., italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.6
 19K
New World (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 135 min.
Story: An undercover cop has his loyalties tested when the boss of the corporate gang he's spent years infiltrating dies.
Style: captivating, tense, suspenseful, brutal, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover cop, gangsters, working undercover, criminal gang, moral dilemma, crimes, mind game, police chief, group of criminals, rivalry, betrayal, mafia ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south korea, asia, korea, seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.8
 68K
Death Sentence (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Nick Hume is a mild-mannered executive with a perfect life, until one gruesome night he witnesses something that changes him forever. Transformed by grief, Hume eventually comes to the disturbing conclusion that no length is too great when ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, rough, harsh, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, gang, vigilantism, violence, murder, tragic event, justice, crimes, character change, loss of son, haunted by the past, brutality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 8.1
 570K
Prisoners (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 153 min.
Story: When Keller Dover's daughter and her friend go missing, he takes matters into his own hands as the police pursue multiple leads and the pressure mounts. But just how far will this desperate father go to protect his family?
Style: twist ending, bleak, suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: kidnapping, police investigation, investigation, missing child, child abduction, crime, disappearance, vigilantism, torture, brutality, neo noir, vigilante ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.2
 13K
Eye for an Eye (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: It's fire and brimstone time as grieving mother Karen McCann takes justice into her own hands when a kangaroo court in Los Angeles fails to convict Robert Doob, the monster who raped and murdered her 17-year-old daughter.
Style: tense, psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: murder, obsession, rape, haunted by the past, psychopath, vengeance, support group, vigilantism, justice, vigilante, legal action, loss of daughter ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Dead Man's Shoes (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A soldier returns home to his small town and exacts a deadly revenge on the thugs who tormented his dimwitted brother while he was away.
Style: tense, bleak, rough, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: punishment, gang, bullying, anger, humiliation, execution, cruelty, drug abuse, revenge, vigilantism, heroes, ex military ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.9
 407K
Mystic River (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A story about friendship and loyalty, guilt and vengeance, and the fateful affect the past has on the present.
Style: psychological, tense, bleak, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: police investigation, vengeance, child abuse, death in the family, sexual abuse, child rape, child molestation, pedophilia, loss of daughter, murder, vigilantism, childhood ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 70s, contemporary, 60s ...
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.3
 18K
Point Blank (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After being double-crossed and left for dead, a mysterious man named Walker single-mindedly tries to retrieve the rather inconsequential sum of money that was stolen from him.
Style: surreal, rough, suspenseful, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: neo noir, organized crime, vengeance, revenge, betrayal, gangsters, anti hero, anti heroes, left to die, crimes, crime, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, san francisco, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Movie in collections
 7.9
 55K
The Chaser (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Joong-ho is a dirty detective turned pimp in financial trouble as several of his girls have recently disappeared without clearing their debts. While trying to track them down, he finds a clue that the vanished girls were all called up by the same ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, disturbing, suspense, brutal ...
Plot: serial killer, pimp, violence, prostitute, psychopath, police investigation, disappearance, interrogation, race against time, search, woman in danger, chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea, seoul, asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
I'll Sleep When I'm Dead (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Will Graham, a former London crime boss who has left his former life to live as a recluse in the forest. Haunted by the blood of those he has murdered, Will wishes never to return. But when his brother commits suicide, following a sexual assault at ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, tense, rough, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, murder, crime, crimes, tough heroes, life is a bitch, rape, violence, suicide, gangsters, dark hero, justice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Out of the Furnace (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Two brothers live in the economically-depressed Rust Belt, when a cruel twist of fate lands one in prison. His brother is then lured into one of the most violent crime rings in the Northeast.
Style: bleak, realistic, tense, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: justice, disappearance, ex convict, manslaughter, crimes, revenge, track down, vigilantism, fist fighting, loss of sibling, loss of parent, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 80s, contemporary, 2000s ...
Place: usa, pennsylvania, indiana, new jersey, appalachia
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
In Order of Disappearance (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Norway, Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Upstanding community leader Nils has just won an award for "Citizen of the Year" when he learns the news that his son has died of a heroin overdose. Suspecting foul play, Nils begins to investigate, and soon finds himself at the center of ...
Style: dark humor, semi serious, cynical, realistic, enigmatic ...
Plot: vengeance, vigilantism, loss of son, betrayal, gang, drug traffic, gangsters, crimes, crime, vigilante, family relations, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: norway, europe, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 5.6
 21K
Horsemen (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A recently widowed detective still grieving over his wife's death discovers a shocking connection between himself and the suspects in a serial killing spree linked to the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, psychological, scary, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, police investigation, deadly, autopsy, crime scene, orphan, interrogation, police, uncover truth, law enforcement, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
A Bittersweet Life (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Kim Sun-woo is an enforcer and manager for a hotel owned by a cold, calculative crime boss, Kang who assigns Sun-Woo to a simple errand while he is away on a business trip; to shadow his young mistress, Heesoo, for fear that she may be cheating on ...
Style: bleak, exciting, serious, psychological, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, revenge, crime, crimes, tough heroes, rivalry, gunfight, hitman, hotel, tragic hero, stabbing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea, asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Law Abiding Citizen (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A frustrated man decides to take justice into his own hands after a plea bargain sets one of his family's killers free. He targets not only the killer but also the district attorney and others involved in the deal.
Style: surprise ending, twist ending, serious, tense, exciting ...
Plot: vengeance, vigilantism, justice, master criminal, murder, fighting the system, prison, twists & turns, crime, death, mind game, perfect crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.8
 3K
Chronicles (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico, Ecuador
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A suspense thriller about a reporter from Miami who travels to Ecuador in pursuit of a serial killer known as the "Monster of Babahoyo."
Style: tense, suspenseful, psychological, serious, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: serial killer, investigation, media, psychopath, serial rapist, journalism, crimes, child killer, uncover truth, deadly, ambition, ratings ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ecuador, latin america, miami, florida, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 7.2
 13K
Bad Boys (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Mick O'Brien is a young Chicago street thug torn between a life of petty crime and the love of his girlfriend. But when the heist of a local drug dealer goes tragically wrong Mick is sentenced to a brutal juvenile prison where violence is a ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, tense, serious, suspense ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: prison, vengeance, juvenile delinquency, youth, rivalry, neo noir, crime, crimes, prison life, confined, gang war, society ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
King of the Ants (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A young drifter, struggling to makes ends meet, accepts a job to kill a prominent accountant. When he isn't paid for the hit, revenge is now his path.
Style: serious, rough, tense, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: accountant, hitman, nightmare, crimes, crime, criminal heroes, vengeance, violence, kidnapping, drifter, golf, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 7.3
 140K
Mr. Brooks (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A psychological thriller about a man who is sometimes controlled by his murder-and-mayhem-loving alter ego.
Style: psychological, tense, twists and turns, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, split personality, police investigation, businessman, crimes, secret, police detective, murder, double life, criminal heroes, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, portland oregon, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
The Tie That Binds (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: John Netherwood and his wife Leann are fugitives who are both wanted for murder. They have a young daughter named Janie and they want her back.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, rough, serious, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: adoption, haunted by the past, family relations, parents and children, wanted, custody, crimes, fugitives, criminal heroes, rivalry, little girl, criminal ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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