Movies like Lady Vengeance

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Lady Vengeance (2005)
 7.5
 80K
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, dark, suspense, atmospheric, cerebral, brutal, serious, macabre, bloody ...
Plot: revenge, vengeance, crimes, serial killer, prison, vigilantism, torture, violence, kidnapping, female protagonist, women's prison, justice, ex convict, parents and children, heroine, female vigilante, redemption, murder, rape and revenge, strong violent content, mother daughter relationship, teacher, bully, oral sex, strong female lead ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south korea, asia, korea, australia, seoul

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Most similar movies to Lady Vengeance

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspense, dark, realistic and serious films with plots about dialogue, brutality, violence, murder, violent, crimes and storytelling mostly in Thriller, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Lady Vengeance: Oldboy (2003), Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002), I Saw the Devil (2010), Mother (2009), The Chaser (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.4
 578K
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, gloomy, neo noir ...
Plot: revenge, incest, vengeance, mind game, older man younger woman relationship, psychological torture, kidnapping, confined, brother sister relationship, imprisonment, loneliness, father daughter incest ...
Time: 80s, 21st century, year 1988, year 2003, 20th century ...
Place: south korea, korea, asia, new york, seoul ...
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95%
Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002)
Genre: Crime, 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, rough, dark, harsh, depressing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, revenge, organ donation, crime gone awry, suicide, transplant, mute or deaf, black market, ransom, layoff, factory worker, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 131K
I Saw the Devil (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, 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: psychological, disturbing, rough, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: date night
Plot: revenge, serial killer, vengeance, murder, violence, crimes, extreme violence, brutality, rape, strong violent content, mercilessness, psychopath ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south korea, korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.8
 65K
Mother (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, 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: suspense, atmospheric, psychological, intense, disturbing ...
Plot: murder, investigation, crimes, twists and turns, revenge, family relations, parents and children, determination, uncover truth, amateur detective, mentally challenged, mother ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2002
Place: south korea, korea, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.8
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The Chaser (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, 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: disturbing, suspense, psychological, twist ending, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, police investigation, crimes, investigation, race against time, interrogation, murder mystery, murder, brutality, revenge, twists and turns ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea, asia, seoul, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 40K
Confessions (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A psychological thriller of a grieving mother turned cold-blooded avenger with a twisty master plan to pay back those who were responsible for her daughter's death.
Style: thought provoking, unusual plot structure, disturbing, visually appealing, dark ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: vengeance, revenge, teachers and students, grief, twists and turns, character study, mystery, japanese schoolgirl, dead daughter, bullying, child murder, teenage murderer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.8
 110K
Stoker (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After India's father dies, her Uncle Charlie, who she never knew existed, comes to live with her and her unstable mother. She comes to suspect this mysterious, charming man has ulterior motives and becomes increasingly infatuated with him.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, bleak, gothic, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: antisocial behavior, under the surface, mysterious character, family problems, parents and children, psychopath, mystery, estate, family relations, masturbation, youth, serial killer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, connecticut, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 11K
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: disturbing, neo noir, tense, rough, bleak ...
Plot: rape, revenge, vigilante, murder, sexual abuse, rape and revenge, serial killer, femme fatale, killing spree, vengeance, nudity (full frontal - brief), violence ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: psychological, tense, rough, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: bullying, revenge, vigilante, gang, brutality, crimes, vigilantism, anger, mental illness, twists and turns, vengeance, cruelty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.3
 18K
13 (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Sebastian, a young man, has decided to follow instructions intended for someone else, without knowing where they will take him. Something else he does not know is that Gerard Dorez, a cop on a knife-edge, is tailing him. When he reaches his ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, tense, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: overdose, crimes, murder, life is a bitch, visceral, depression, reward, contests and competitions, fish out of water, social decay, sacrifice, character study ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.8
 276K
Hannibal (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
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: psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, clever, atmospheric ...
Plot: serial killer, cannibalism, fbi, cannibal, psychopath, crimes, master criminal, mind game, psychiatrist, cat and mouse, law enforcement, villain played by lead actor ...
Time: 21st century, 2000s, contemporary
Place: florence, italy, europe, washington d.c., venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Man from Nowhere (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 119 min.
Story: His only friend called him 'the man from nowhere'... Taesik, a former special agent becomes a loner after losing his wife in a miserable accident and lives a bitter life running a pawnshop. He only has a few customers and a friend named ...
Style: suspense, serious, tense, brutal, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: revenge, martial arts, crimes, one man army, lone hero, kidnapping, rivalry, drugs, master warrior, heroes, drug lord, violent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, seoul, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.6
 15K
Lady Snowblood (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Yuki's family is nearly wiped out before she is born due to the machinations of a band of criminals. These criminals kidnap and brutalize her mother but leave her alive. Later her mother ends up in prison with only revenge to keep her alive. ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, melancholic, rough, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, rape, revenge, prison, childbirth, murder, vengeance, female killer, female protagonist, samurai, female assassin, female warrior ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1890s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.3
 136K
Irreversible (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Events over the course of one traumatic night in Paris unfold in reverse-chronological order as the beautiful Alex is brutally raped and beaten by a stranger in the underpass. Her boyfriend and ex-lover take matters into their own hands by hiring ...
Style: bleak, art house, disturbing, rough, harsh ...
Plot: rape, sexual abuse, violent, revenge, violence, brutality, rape and revenge, nudity (full frontal - brief), sexual perversion, vengeance, sex, sexualized violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.2
 85K
Frailty (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A man confesses to an FBI agent his family's story of how his religious fanatic father's visions lead to a series of murders to destroy supposed "demons."
Style: psychological, surprise ending, scary, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, twists and turns, murder, religious fanatic, childhood, plot twist, demon, insanity, father son relationship, supernatural, punishment, psychopath ...
Time: 70s, contemporary, 20th century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.5
 76K
Funny Games (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Austria
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Two psychotic young men take a mother, father, and son hostage in their vacation cabin and force them to play sadistic "games" with one another for their own amusement.
Style: disturbing, psychological, suspense, scary, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, sadism, torment, bad guy wins, torture, kidnapping, psychopath, home invasion, family in danger, egg, lake, physical abuse ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: austria, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.9
 457K
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, twist ending, suspense, emotional, tense ...
Plot: mystery, vengeance, loss of child, sexual abuse, murder, police investigation, childhood, child abuse, investigation, death in the family, tragic event, vigilantism ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 60s
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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: suspense, bleak, psychological, atmospheric, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crimes, hitman, revenge, gunfight, betrayal, gang, character study, brutality, mafia, organized crime, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea, korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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The Killer Inside Me (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Sweden, Canada, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Deputy Sheriff Lou Ford is a pillar of the community in his small west Texas town, patient and apparently thoughtful. Some people think he is a little slow and maybe boring, but that is the worst they say about him. But then nobody knows about what ...
Style: disturbing, neo noir, surreal, rough, bleak ...
Plot: small town, murder, sadism, psychopath, crimes, serial killer, killer, violence, revenge, nudity (full frontal - brief), violent, twists and turns ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa, austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The Interview (1998)
Genre: Thriller, Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A duel between a suspected murderer and a detective pressed by people who want results. But whose skin is really wanted.
Style: suspense, talky, tense, clever, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, police, twists and turns, police investigation, mystery, crimes, manipulation, mind game, psychology, investigation, justice, moral ambiguity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Memories of Murder (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 132 min.
Story: 1986 Gyunggi Province. The body of a young woman is found brutally raped and murdered. Two months later, a series of rapes and murders commences under similar circumstances. And in a country that had never known such crimes, the dark whispers about ...
Style: neo noir, realistic, suspense, psychological, disturbing ...
Audience: date night
Plot: police investigation, serial killer, police, rape, murder investigation, twists and turns, unsolved crime, murder, crimes, police detective, investigation, murder mystery ...
Time: 80s, year 1986, year 2003, 20th century
Place: south korea, asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: FBI trainee, Clarice Starling ventures into a maximum-security asylum to pick the diseased brain of Hannibal Lecter, a psychiatrist turned homicidal cannibal. Starling needs clues to help her capture a serial killer. But her Faustian relationship ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, suspense, scary, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, investigation, cannibalism, kidnapping, psychology, crimes, mind game, maniac, fbi, murder investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, maryland, chicago illinois, baltimore, memphis ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.0
 162K
Hard Candy (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A mature 14-year old girl meets a charming 32-year old photographer on the Internet. Suspecting that he is a pedophile, she goes to his home in an attempt to expose him.
Style: disturbing, psychological, tense, twist ending, rough ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: vengeance, revenge, torture, age difference, mind game, pedophilia, manipulation, justice, dangerous attraction, sexual abuse, pedophile, child abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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The Element of Crime (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Denmark
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Fisher, an ex-detective, decides to take one final case when a mysterious serial killer claims the lives of several young girls. Fisher, unable to find the culprit, turns to Osbourne, a writer who was once respected for his contributions to the ...
Style: surreal, art house, psychological, bleak, neo noir ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, police investigation, hypnosis, mystery, mentor, distopia, surrealism, crimes, society, memory loss, post apocalypse ...
Time: future
Place: middle east, cairo egypt, europe, egypt, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 8.6
 1.6M
Se7en (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Two homicide detectives are on a desperate hunt for a serial killer whose crimes are based on the "seven deadly sins" in this dark and haunting film that takes viewers from the tortured remains of one victim to the next. The seasoned Det. ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, surprise ending, tense, neo noir ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, twists and turns, police, psychology, police investigation, psychopath, insanity, crimes, killings, murder, powerful ending ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 8.1
 709K
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: psychological, twist ending, suspenseful, atmospheric, surprise ending ...
Plot: kidnapping, investigation, police investigation, revenge, vigilantism, brutality, torture, serial killer, vengeance, twists and turns, missing child, police ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.3
 10K
Targets (1968)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A Vietnam veteran quietly plans to go on a mass shooting spree. At the same time, an elderly horror film star prepares to make a public appearance at a drive-in theater.
Style: psychotronic, suspense, macabre, tense, scary ...
Plot: sniper, serial killer, monster, murder, aging, suburbs, violence, swing, military, car, empire, movie star ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s
Place: texas, california, los angeles, asia, vietnam ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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: stylized, bleak, macabre, harsh, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilante, vigilantism, murder, violence, crimes, gunfight, vietnam war, revenge, character study, complex characters, vietnam veteran, exploitation ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: texas, vietnam, asia, san antonio texas, el paso texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.3
 21K
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: neo noir, surreal, brutal, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, gangsters, organized crime, vengeance, betrayal, left for dead, crimes, hitman, flashback, left to die, mafia, money ...
Time: 20th century, future, 60s
Place: usa, california, san francisco, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Eastern Promises (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A Russian teenager, living in London, dies during childbirth but leaves clues to a midwife in her journal, that could tie her child to a rape involving a violent Russian mob family.
Style: neo noir, bleak, suspense, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: gangsters, russian, russian mafia, rape, mob boss, prostitution, murder, brutality, crimes, child prostitute, twists and turns, male nudity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, st. petersburg russia, europe, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%