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The Yellow Sea (2010)
 7.3
 15K
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, serious, rough, exciting, bleak, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: violence, murder, crime, gangsters, life is a bitch, stabbing, on the run, chases and races, danger, gory, brutality, deadly, survival, bloodbath, gang war, wife, massacre, illegal immigrant, mahjong, chase, taxi driver, axe, crimes, fugitives, manhunt ...
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, crime, murder, rivalry, chases and races and violence mostly in Action, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like The Yellow Sea: The Chaser (2008), Hong Kong 97 (1994), Beyond Hypothermia (1996), Run (1991), Run and Kill (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, crime, manhunt, revenge, track down, urban, vengeance, tough heroes, chases and races, crimes, deadly, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.9
 47K
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, brutal, twist ending, bloody ...
Plot: serial killer, violence, psychopath, prostitute, pimp, woman in danger, search, police investigation, chase, murder, revenge, foot chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south korea, asia, korea, seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 5.8
 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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, hitman, partners against crime, assassination, false accusation, frame up, chases and races, crimes, danger, deadly, dishonesty, best friends ...
Time: 90s, near future
Place: china, hong kong, asia, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Beyond Hypothermia (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, South Korea
Duration: 90 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: serious, stylized, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination, chase, gory, criminal heroes, crime, martial arts, anti heroes, girls with guns, criminal's revenge, gang, gangsters, assassination attempt ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, asia, korea, cambodia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, serious, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: on the run, chase, gambling, police corruption, crime, gangsters, on the road, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, college, fugitives, murder ...
Time: 90s, 80s, future
Place: boston, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.8
 450
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, hitman, gory, criminal heroes, crime, police investigation, criminal's revenge, gang, gangsters, lone wolves, master criminal, vengeance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: hong kong, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Confession of Murder (2012)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 119 min.
Story: On the day the 15-year statute of limitations expired on a high profile serial murder case that claimed the lives of 10 women, a family member of the victim throws himself off the building in front of Choi Hyeong-goo, the detective in charge of the ...
Style: rough, twists and turns, serious, dark humor, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, obsessive quest, uninhibited rivalry, crime, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, rivalry, vengeance, murder, chases and races, loss of daughter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 3.9
 833
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the run, on the road, criminal heroes, crime, police investigation, criminal's revenge, master criminal, assassination attempt, chase, crime gone awry, track down, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Movie in collections
 5.0
 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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, assassin, criminal's revenge, hitman, crime, money, mafia, violence, hoodlum, crime lord, killer, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.6
 735
The Alien Girl (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Russia, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: 1990s. Gangster Kiev. A team of four men is assigned to deliver a girl from Prague, nicknamed "The Stranger." As the sister of a recently arrested criminal called Babai, her testimony could damage some important people.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: violence, criminal heroes, crimes, dishonesty, love, betrayal, murder, brutality, mafia, kidnapping, crime, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: europe, russia, eastern europe, ukraine, czech republic ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 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: stylized, serious, suspenseful, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, good versus evil, murder, on the run, rivalry, danger, vengeance, crime, master warrior, hitman, ninja ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 4.7
 1K
Rain Fall (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A hit man looks to protect the daughter of one of his victims against CIA assassins.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, tough heroes, crimes, police officer, crime, danger, rivalry, chases and races, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, strangulation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, new york, asia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.3
 576
Bloody Tie (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In this uncompromising vision of the gritty Korean underworld, a crystal meth dealer with a tragic past is forced to team up with a renegade cop to take down a powerful crime lord. Reminiscent of the Hong Kong action films of the 80’s but full of ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, snitch, drug dealing, martial arts, gory, drug abuse, crime, crimes, prison, dishonesty, law enforcement, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
I Saw the Devil (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 142 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, serious, bleak, rough, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, vengeance, violence, psychopath, revenge, crime and punishment, mercilessness, track down, extreme violence, cat and mouse, vigilantism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.3
 286
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: bounty hunter, chase, criminal's revenge, crime, fugitives, gangsters, on the run, frame up, chases and races, crimes, law enforcement, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, stylized, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, revenge, kidnapping, gory, black market, ransom, factory worker, drowning, stabbing, suicide, crime gone awry, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kgb, one man army, tough heroes, killer, danger, deadly, heroes, rivalry, gangsters, secret identity, special agents, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, vancouver british columbia canada, hong kong
⇓ 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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, desert, wilderness, woman in danger, on the run, murder, chases and races, danger, deadly, crimes, escapades, off the road ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Movie in collections
 5.7
 709
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: serious, rough, realistic, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: gory, vigilantism, murder, crime, crimes, deadly, vengeance, kidnapping, danger, rivalry
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.5
 733
Monster (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Bok-Soon (Kim Go-eun-I) runs a street stall while taking care of her younger sister. Bok-Soon may not be the brightest girl but what she lacks in intelligence, she makes up for in uncontrollable rage. She’s infamously known as the “psycho ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, exciting
Plot: gangsters, serial killer, vengeance, murder, psychopath, police investigation, crimes, deadly, rivalry, assassination, contests and competitions, hitman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Colour of the Truth (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A man becomes a cop in order to take down the police superintendent who may have killed his father, and that of a vengeful Triad boss.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, crime, crimes, law enforcement, rivalry, gangsters, siblings relations, police corruption, danger, deadly, dishonesty, undercover ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Stool Pigeon (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Living in the guilt of sacrificing his informant in a previous operation, Criminal Intelligence Inspector Don Lee is wary when his superior orders him to send another informant to spy on the criminal operations of Barbarian, a vicious gangster ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, redemption, urban, working undercover, crimes, danger, deadly, dishonesty, hopes, law enforcement, undercover, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.0
 2K
On the Job (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Philippines
Duration: 118 min.
Story: On The Job is about the ambitions and passions of four men trying to make a living, for themselves and their families. It shows the parallels between two prison inmates who are contract killers, and the two agents of the law investigating the ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, hitman, crime, corruption, politics, police brutality, urban, crimes, deadly, gangsters, assassination, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, the philippines, manila philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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: taxi driver, vengeance, criminal heroes, police investigation, crime, criminal's revenge, gangsters, tough law enforcer, crime gone awry, manhunt, vigilantism, murder ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Fulltime Killer (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Professional assassin O has resided in an isolated world of killing and loneliness. But his life begins to change once he meets the innocent Chin; hired to clean O's apartment. However, soon the flamboyent and reckless Tok enters Chin's ...
Style: stylized, tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, police, danger, rivalry, crime, police detective, crimes, falling in love, agent, competition, housekeeper, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hong kong, asia, japan, malaysia, korea ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
A Bittersweet Life (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 120 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: realistic, bleak, stylized, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, revenge, buried alive, crime, mafia, one man army, stabbing, mob boss, tough heroes, extramarital affair, criminal heroes, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.0
 40K
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, chase, violence, fbi, murder, maniac, psychopathic killer, ex soldier, dark past, hunter, knife, survivalist ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century, 1990s, 2000s
Place: oregon, kosovo, usa, british columbia, portland oregon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal's revenge, gang, crime, gangsters, master criminal, one man army, partners against crime, secret agents, special agents, tough law enforcer, police corruption, working undercover ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
House of the Rising Sun (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ray, an ex-cop, is starting a new life looking to stay out of trouble. One evening, on Ray's watch, the nightclub he works for is robbed and the owner's son is shot dead. As his criminal past is exposed Ray hunts for the person responsible ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nightclub, protagonist as suspect, crime, investigation, urban, tough heroes, chases and races, crimes, heroes, gangsters, on the run, frame up ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Terror Live (2013)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 97 min.
Story: "I'll blow up Mapo Bridge." An anonymous call comes into a radio station one day. When it turns out to be legitimate, a terrorist's threats end up getting broadcast live throughout the country.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: radio, terrorism, danger, deadly, crime, media, race against time, radio show, tv show, chases and races, once in a lifetime opportunity, radio dj ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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