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The Yellow Sea (2010)
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The Yellow Sea (2010)
Original name: 황해
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea, USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 157 min.
Story: The region where the borders of North Korea, China, and Russia come together, forms a sort of modern day wild west, where more than half of the population relies on illegal activity in order to survive. In Yanbian, on the Chinese side of the border, Gu-nam wiles away his days driving a cab and spends his nights getting drunk and gambling. His wife went to Seoul to work and send back money, but it’s been months since he has heard from her. When local crime lord Myun offers to erase Gu-nam’s debts in exchange for a contract killing in Seoul, Gu-nam reluctantly accepts.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, rough, bleak, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, violence, stabbing, crime, life is a bitch, illegal immigrant, gangsters, on the run, danger, chases and races, survival, deadly, gory, brutality, bloodbath, taxi driver, chase, axe, massacre, gang war, wife, mahjong, crimes, hitman, boat ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea, south korea, seoul

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Most similar movies to The Yellow Sea

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and rough films with plots about crimes, deadly, murder, rivalry, danger, hitman and chases and races mostly in Thriller, Action and Drama genres. Some movies like The Yellow Sea: Beyond Hypothermia (1996), The Chaser (2008), The Man from Nowhere (2010), Hong Kong 97 (1994), The Hunted (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Beyond Hypothermia (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, South Korea
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A mysterious and highly successful hitwoman in Hong Kong is paid to assassinate top-level crime bosses. After beginning a relationship with a noodle vendor, she decides to travel to South Korea to complete one last job. Unfortunately, the dead ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, assassination, betrayal, gang, crime, track down, survival, vengeance, dishonesty, undercover, assassination attempt, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, cambodia, korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Soo: Revenge for a Twisted Fate (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Tae-soo tries to steal from a gang. The gang catches Tae-Soo's brother, Tae-Jin, instead. The incident causes the brothers to separate. Tae-Soo becomes a mob fixer and an assassin. Tae-Jin becomes a police detective. When a call brings the ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, tense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: track down, obsessive quest, chases and races, tough heroes, deadly, crime, crimes, heroes, manhunt, haunted by the past, gang, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 7.9
 51K
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 ⇓
68%
The Man from Nowhere (2010)
Genre: Action, 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: brutal, serious, emotional, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, martial arts, lone hero, kidnapping, protection, drug lord, fist fighting, gang, master warrior, missing child, drugs, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, south korea, seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 4.8
 1K
Hong Kong 97 (1994)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Hong Kong 97 takes place in Hong Kong right before the transfer of power from Britain to China. Reginald Cameron, an assassin affiliated with a large corporation with interests in the colony, guns down key members of the Chinese envoy which will ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, exciting, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, chase, escapades, partners against crime, chases and races, false accusation, survival, heroes, life is a bitch, assassination, murder, frame up ...
Time: 90s, near future
Place: hong kong, china, europe, england, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.0
 4K
The Hunted (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A businessman on a trip to Tokyo ends up in the middle of a centuries old feud between a criminal Ninja cult and a Samurai when he witnesses a assassination performed by the Ninja-cult leader.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, murder, martial arts, danger, vengeance, crimes, mysterious character, master warrior, hitman, dishonesty, deadly, ninja ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.3
 9K
Trespass (1992)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Two Arkansas firemen, Vince and Don, get hold of a map that leads to a cache of stolen gold in an abandoned factory in East St. Louis. What they don't know is that the factory is in the turf of a local gang, who come by to execute one of their ...
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, bleak, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: treasure hunt, murder, gang, drug dealing, revenge, gangsters, chase, danger, crime, partners, rivalry, investigation ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, arkansas, new orleans, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Killing Machine (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Trained KGB assassin, EDWARD GENN (code name ICARUS), worked years ago as a sleeper agent in America. But when the Soviet Union collapsed, he quickly found himself in a foreign country with no one to trust. Determined to escape his muddled ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kgb, one man army, secret identity, danger, tough heroes, deadly, special agents, crimes, confined, murder, tough guy, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, vancouver british columbia canada, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Movie in collections
 6.2
 2K
Run (1991)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: While conveying a Porsche from L.A. to Atlantic City, student Charlie has to make a stop due to engine trouble. Mistaken as rich, he's invited to a big poker game -- and wins big time. However Denny Halloran, son of a mighty mobster, is a bad ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: on the run, chase, gambling, police corruption, fugitives, gangsters, crime, criminal heroes, crimes, criminal's revenge, chases and races, investigation ...
Time: 90s, 80s, future
Place: boston, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.6
 449
Death Valley (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Four friends head to the desert to attend a winter rave. Instead, it turns into the trip to hell when they meet up with a couple of bad locals.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, desert, danger, gang, buddies, deadly, crimes, escapades, rivalry, chases and races, murder, psychopath ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.6
 2K
Dog Bite Dog (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, Japan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A young Cambodian man who has been trained to fight for money in his country is hired to kill someone in Hong Kong. He performs the hit and then flees from Hong Kong police, who are wrestling with internal problems of a model cop and his son, who is ...
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, tense, suspense, exciting
Plot: chase, martial arts, hitman, vengeance, on the run, crime, law enforcement, deadly, good versus evil, danger, life is a bitch, violence ...
Time: contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.3
 845
Betrayal (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When one of her hits goes wrong, a professional assassin ends up with a suitcase full of a million dollars belonging to a mob boss ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the run, deadly, dishonesty, chase, police investigation, crime, criminal's revenge, hitman, danger, single parent, criminal heroes, on the road ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Contractor (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Bulgaria, UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Former CIA Operative, James Dial is coaxed back into action to kill a terrorist in London, but it all goes wrong and he is forced into hiding, where he meets and befriends a 12 year old girl.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: frame up, betrayal, assassination, manhunt, crimes, hitman, murder, law enforcer killer, heroes, deadly, on the run, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, montana, europe, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Assassin Next Door (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Israel, France, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In an old apartment building on the wrong side of the tracks, two women, unknown to each other, live across the hall on the second floor. Galia is an assassin involved against her will with the local sex-traffic mafia. All she wants is to reunite ...
Style: bleak, serious, rough, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: hitman, chase, woman in danger, crimes, danger, on the run, vengeance, rivalry, friendship, deadly, disobey, russian mafia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.8
 8K
Bad Country (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When Baton Rouge police detective Bud Carter busts contract killer Jesse Weiland, he convinces Jesse to become an informant and rat out the South's most powerful crime ring.
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, investigation, police, informant, hitman, police investigation, law enforcement, crimes, danger, deadly, snitch, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.7
 479
Run and Kill (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A man (Fatty) returns home to find his wife with another man. He goes to a bar and begins to drink, waking up the next day to find that he owes a mafioso money for killing his wife. Not wanting to pay the money, he enlists a malitia organization ...
Style: rough, serious, exciting, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, murder, lone wolves, couple relations, track down, violence spree, sexual relations, chases and races, criminal heroes, alcohol abuse, gang, psychopath ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: vietnam, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Night of the Running Man (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A Las Vegas cab driver finds a million dollars of stolen money in his cab after his fare is murdered. Soon after, a ruthless hitman is in persuit; he will stop at nothing to recover the money and dispose of all witnesses.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: on the run, hitman, chase, gangsters, crimes, danger, tough heroes, heist, dishonesty, deadly, law enforcement, pursuit ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Russian Specialist (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A Russian ex-hit man is called back to Russia for one last job. This time against his former employees, the Russian mob.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, heroes, tough heroes, crimes, deadly, danger, one man army, gangsters, gang, prostitute, kidnapping, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 6.6
 95K
Run All Night (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Brooklyn mobster and prolific hit man Jimmy Conlon has seen better days. Longtime best friend of a mob boss, Jimmy is haunted by the sins of his past—as well as a dogged police detective who’s been one step behind Jimmy for 30 years. But when ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious, intense ...
Plot: on the run, hitman, murder, manhunt, haunted by the past, gangsters, crime, revenge, parents and children, criminal heroes, father son relationship, gangster ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, madison square garden manhattan new york city, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 4.6
 16K
Catch .44 (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The lives of three female assassins take a sudden turn when their charming boss lures them into one last job. They soon find themselves thrust into a bizarre situation involving a psychotic hit man, a grizzled trucker and a delusional line cook.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, woman in danger, deadly, hitman, crime, tough girl, police officer, murder, gunfight, crimes, danger, shotgun ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
New Town Killers (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Two private bankers, Alistair and Jamie, who have the world at their feet get their kicks from playing a 12 hour game of hunt, hide and seek with people from the margins of society. Their next target is Sean Macdonald a parentless teenager who lives ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Plot: chase, manhunt, crimes, mind game, survival, rich and poor, danger, on the run, deadly, life turned upside down, betrayal, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: edinburgh scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 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, exciting, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang war, chase, murder, partners, law enforcement, police, triad, chinatown, crime, gangsters, police investigation, partners against crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, hong kong, san francisco, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 4.8
 3K
Heatstroke (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, South Africa, Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: On a family trip in the African desert, a research scientist unintentionally travels off course and is brutally murdered by an arms dealer. His girlfriend is put to the ultimate survival test as she attempts to evade the killers and protect his ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, pursuit, woman in danger, desert, wilderness, deadly, on the run, murder, manhunt, death of father, poacher, stranded in the desert ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Scenes of the Crime (2001)
Genre: Thriller, Drama, Action
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A young man about to get married earns extra cash by driving a local mobster, but things go awry when the mobster is shot dead by a rival crime boss.
Style: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, betrayal, crimes, crime gone awry, woman in danger, danger, deadly, dishonesty, gang, rivalry, criminal's revenge, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 4.9
 2K
Stiletto (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The seemingly random killings of an assassin puzzle her former lover, a wealthy Greek crime boss whose organization is jeopardized by his love for her, and the detective following her rising body count
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, assassin, deadly, dishonesty, crime, criminal's revenge, gangsters, crimes, police detective, police investigation, hitman, vengeance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 4.1
 303
Moving Target (1996)
Genre: Action, Thriller, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A bounty hunter with a pregnant wife who is urging him to get a regular job gets framed for murder and trapped in a war between Russian gangsters.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, bounty hunter, heroes, track down, gangsters, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, frame up, fugitives, chases and races, crimes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Black Moon Rising (1986)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An FBI free-lancer stashes a stolen Las Vegas-crime tape in a high-tech car stolen by someone else.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, car chase, heist, investigation, fbi, murder, violence, revenge, crime, on the run, chases and races, danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: las vegas, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.1
 41K
The Hunted (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In the wilderness of British Columbia, two hunters are tracked and viciously murdered by Aaron Hallum. Former Special Operations instructor, L.T. Bonham is approached and asked to apprehend Hallum, his former student, who has 'gone rogue' ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, chase, murder, haunted by the past, violence, psychopathic killer, maniac, fbi, ex soldier, dark past, dishonesty, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century, 2000s, 1990s
Place: oregon, kosovo, usa, british columbia, yugoslavia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Walking the Edge (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A Los Angeles taxi driver helps a distraught young woman on the run from gangsters after they murder her husband and young son.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, taxi driver, police investigation, hitman, rivalry, crime gone awry, danger, vigilantism, law enforcement, deadly, investigation, psychopath ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.0
 807
In the Shadows (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When a stunt man dies in Miami, his uncle, a New York mob boss, sends a hit man to tail the stunt coordinator, whom the boss wants dead. The hit man, Eric O'Bryne, gets close to his mark's daughter, and through her he asks her dad to teach ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, stuntman, witnessing a crime, crime, undercover, crime gone awry, danger, rivalry, criminal heroes, gangsters, working undercover, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york, florida, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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