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The Yellow Sea (2010)
 7.3
 21K
The Yellow Sea (2010)
Original name: 황해
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea, USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 136 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: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, bleak, suspense, sincere, noir, sexy, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, illegal immigrant, survival, violence, crimes, on the run, murder, wife, gang war, life is a bitch, bloodbath, taxi driver, chase, massacre, sex, brutality, police, car chase, mistress, gang violence, mafia, revenge, murder mystery, asian, mahjong ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, south korea, seoul

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and rough films with plots about crimes, deadly, rivalry, gangsters, danger, chases and races and hitman mostly in Thriller, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like The Yellow Sea: The Chaser (2008), Rain Fall (2009), The Man from Nowhere (2010), Night of the Running Man (1995), Dog Bite Dog (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, bloody ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, police investigation, revenge, crimes, pimp, race against time, interrogation, murder mystery, violence, chase, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south korea, asia, seoul, korea
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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: realistic, serious, exciting, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police officer, hitman, law enforcement, crimes, dishonesty, rivalry, tough heroes, chase, police, conspiracy, deception, flashback ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, new york, usa, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, brutal, tense, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, revenge, one man army, crimes, lone hero, kidnapping, gang, vengeance, rivalry, master warrior, assassin, drugs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, seoul, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: hitman, on the run, gangsters, chase, crimes, tough heroes, heist, dishonesty, law enforcement, murder, crime boss, manhunt ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, usa, los angeles, salt lake city utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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, exciting, suspense ...
Plot: hitman, chase, martial arts, on the run, crimes, law enforcement, vengeance, life is a bitch, good versus evil, violence, tragic villain, mixed martial arts ...
Time: contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: exciting, tense, suspense, captivating, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, hidden identity, escapades, gang, crimes, murder, haunted by the past, track down, manhunt, rivalry, gangsters, identical twins ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea, korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
A Dirty Carnival (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Byung-du is a 29-year-old career criminal, working for the middle-rank enforcer Sang-chul. Burdened with a terminally ill mother and taking care of younger siblings, Byung-du is feeling financial pressure as a substitute patriarch. When the big boss ...
Style: captivating, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic ...
Plot: gangsters, crimes, gang, criminal heroes, rise and fall, financial problem, right hand man, murder, ambition, debt, gang war, director ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, seoul, asia, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Piano Player (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, Crime
Country: UK, Germany, Spain
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A tale about the relationship between a businessman who launders money for a Mafia figure and his gangster bodyguard.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: piano, hitman, criminal heroes, master criminal, confined, mission of murder, manhunt, law enforcement, hidden identity, undercover, crimes, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary
Place: africa, south africa, cape town south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 5.5
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Tell (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Ethan Tell is a small time crook who makes a big-time score when he steals 1 million dollars. Ironically, his life radically changes for the worst when he discovers that stealing the money was the easy part and he now must keep his partner, his ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: chase, manhunt, crimes, survival, mind game, rich and poor, life turned upside down, on the run, betrayal, empire, hostage, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: edinburgh scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.9
 3K
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: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, crimes, gangsters, corruption, corrupt law enforcer, assassination, honest law enforcer, politics, dishonesty, criminal heroes, prison, police brutality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: the philippines, asia, manila philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.1
 3K
Hard Luck (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Three converging story lines involving bootleggers, a serial killer and drug dealers are followed. A former drug dealer tries to go straight, but comes across a stash of stolen drugs. Meanwhile, a middle-aged suburban housewife hides a sadistic and ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, stolen money, gangsters, track down, chase, dishonesty, drug dealing, drug abuse, hitman, psychopath, car chase, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.7
 595
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: serious, realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
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Place: hong kong, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.7
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Running Turtle (2009)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Phil-sung is a lazy countryside detective. He is suspended from office due to his mistakes during examination process. Ki-tae is a legendary prison breaker and continues his merciless killing rampage. Phil-sung accidentally runs into Ki-tae but he ...
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, serious, humorous ...
Plot: gangsters, on the run, police investigation, gambling, martial arts, obsessive quest, false accusation, crimes, chase, rivalry, redemption, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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: hitman, murder, investigation, police, law enforcement, crimes, police investigation, snitch, rivalry, swamp, informant, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: louisiana, southern usa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Across the Line: The Exodus of Charlie Wright (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The story centers on Charlie, a Los Angeles billionaire financial whiz who goes into self-imposed exile in Tijuana after his empire is revealed to have been a Ponzi scheme. While looking for the woman he abandoned there 25 years before, Charlie is ...
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, gangsters, track down, on the run, rivalry, law enforcement, special agents, vengeance, police corruption, empire, swat team, armed forces ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Fifth Commandment (2008)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In Bangkok, an assassin who turns down a job that hits too close to home finds himself targeted by the elite members of his profession
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, hitman, suicide by cop, chase, witnessing a crime, track down, tough heroes, crimes, master criminal, criminal's revenge, woman in danger, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 21st century
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.6
 17K
Judgment Night (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: While racing to a boxing match, Frank, Mike, John and Rey get more than they bargained for. A wrong turn lands them directly in the path of Fallon, a vicious, wise-cracking drug lord. After accidentally witnessing Fallon murder a disloyal henchman, ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, exciting, harsh, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, survival, murder, chase, crimes, gangsters, police investigation, on the run, friendship, crime gone awry, buddies, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
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34%
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 4.4
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Setup (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A group of friends plan out a detailed heist that turns deadly when one betrays the other by taking off with the goods. Taking matters into his own hands, Sonny seeks out his revenge teaming up with the most dangerous mob boss in town to get back ...
Style: realistic, exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gangsters, dishonesty, crimes, crime gone awry, betrayal, criminal heroes, prisoner, criminal, disorder, partners, criminal's revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Absolute Killers (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Thriller - Johnny Graham, raised by the Torino crime family after the death of his parents, is repeatedly torn between loyalty to his adoptive family and his conscience. - Edward Furlong, Grace Johnston, Meat Loaf
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Plot: on the run, gangsters, crimes, witness protection, murder, redemption, violence, woman in danger, graphic violence, district attorney, u.s. marshal, new identity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, tense, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, revenge, crimes, mafia, hitman, gunfight, betrayal, character study, gang, brutality, organized crime, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea, asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.0
 18K
The Corruptor (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, 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: stylized, realistic, suspenseful, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, gangsters, police investigation, murder, crimes, organized crime, gang war, partners, law enforcement, buddy cop, police, partners against crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, hong kong, san francisco, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 4.5
 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, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 90s, year 1997, near future
Place: china, hong kong, england, asia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Outrage (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The story begins with Sekiuchi, boss of the Sannokai, a huge organized crime syndicate controlling the entire Kanto region, issuing a stern warning to his lieutenant Kato and right-hand man Ikemoto, head of the Ikemoto-gumi. Kato orders Ikemoto to ...
Style: tense, serious, cynical, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang member, yakuza, gang, organized crime, gangsters, hanging, criminal heroes, crimes, gang war, rivalry, merciless, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.1
 2K
Headshot (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Thailand, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A hitman named Tul is shot in the head during an assignment. When he wakes up from a two month coma Tul discovers that he literally sees everything upside down.
Style: neo noir, serious, tense, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, disorder, vengeance, dishonesty, crimes, secret movement, frame up, assassination, sex, asian, rivalry, chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: tense, atmospheric, harsh, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, crimes, dark hero, violence, gunfight, police detective, rivalry, fall in love, criminal heroes, law enforcement, uninhibited rivalry, love triangle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, hong kong, asia, malaysia, macau ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.6
 23K
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: tense, suspense, suspenseful, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crimes, mafia, criminal gang, undercover cop, moral dilemma, gang war, mole, group of criminals, rivalry, gang leader, police ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south korea, korea, asia, seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: neo noir, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: auto mechanic, taxi driver, woman with a gun, teenager, gangsters, vengeance, murder, hitman, psychopath, crime gone awry, criminal's revenge, manhunt ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.0
 48K
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: suspense, slasher, intense, brutal, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, survival, homicidal maniac, commando, hitman, violence, chase, lone hero, fbi, murder, justice, ex soldier ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century, 2000s
Place: oregon, portland oregon, kosovo, usa, former yugoslavia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Assault on Precinct 13 (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: On New Year's Eve, inside a police station that's about to be closed for good, officer Jake Roenick must cobble together a force made up cops and criminals to save themselves from a mob looking to kill mobster Marion Bishop.
Style: suspense, exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, siege, survival, police corruption, police station, crimes, criminal's revenge, violence, brutality, sniper, master criminal, unlikely partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: detroit, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%