Movies like The Yellow Sea

If you like "The Yellow Sea" you are looking for exciting, suspenseful and serious movies about / with violence, illegal immigrant, murder, gangsters, on the run, survival and stabbing themes of Action, Crime and Drama genre shot in South Korea or USA.
Find your next favorite and similar movies in two steps: 1. Identify all themes of interest from this film (block below). 2. Look for them in the presented list.
The Yellow Sea (2010)
 7.3
 19K
The Yellow Sea (2010)
Original name: 황해
Genre: Action, Crime, 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: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, bleak, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: violence, illegal immigrant, murder, gangsters, on the run, survival, stabbing, crimes, crime, life is a bitch, danger, chases and races, gory, deadly, bloodbath, taxi driver, chase, axe, massacre, wife, gang war, brutality, mahjong, henchman, hitman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, south korea, seoul

Movie in categories

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, crime, deadly, rivalry, gangsters, violence and chases and races mostly in Action, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Yellow Sea: The Chaser (2008), Outrage (2010), Rain Fall (2009), Night of the Running Man (1995), Dog Bite Dog (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.8
 59K
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, bleak, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, pimp, violence, prostitute, police investigation, race against time, search, disappearance, interrogation, woman in danger, chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea, seoul, asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 12K
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: serious, tense, rough, realistic, cynical
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang member, crime family, violence, hanging, criminal heroes, crimes, danger, deadly, gang, rivalry, gang war, merciless ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, rough, bleak, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, law enforcement, crimes, danger, dishonesty, rivalry, chases and races, deadly, police officer, tough heroes, police, chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, new york, usa, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: on the run, hitman, gangsters, chase, crimes, law enforcement, danger, deadly, dishonesty, heist, tough heroes, pursuit ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Movie in collections
korea movies
563
stabbing movies
1755
suspenseful movies
16832
crimes movies
13318
 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, exciting, suspense
Plot: chase, martial arts, vengeance, crimes, on the run, law enforcement, crime, hitman, life is a bitch, good versus evil, deadly, danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, piano, danger, criminal heroes, confined, master criminal, gangsters, undercover, crimes, chase, law enforcement, hidden identity ...
Time: contemporary
Place: south africa, africa, cape town south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hidden identity, revenge, escapades, crimes, gang, haunted by the past, murder, track down, rivalry, manhunt, police officer, identical twins ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea, korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: serious, captivating, suspenseful, rough, bleak ...
Plot: gangsters, crimes, gang, rise and fall, criminal heroes, gang war, debt, director, right hand man, murder, financial problem, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, korea, seoul, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Movie in collections
crime movies
5920
rough movies
8079
bleak movies
5725
 5.2
 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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, gangsters, stolen money, track down, chase, danger, dishonesty, drug dealing, criminal heroes, deadly, crimes, going straight ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: suspenseful, rough, psychological, stylized, serious ...
Plot: chase, manhunt, crimes, mind game, survival, rich and poor, danger, life turned upside down, on the run, deadly, betrayal, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: edinburgh scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.9
 3K
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, vengeance, police investigation, hitman, rivalry, betrayal, tough heroes, danger, dishonesty, criminal's revenge, police detective, assassin ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.0
 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, assassination, honest law enforcer, danger, corrupt law enforcer, corruption, deadly, dishonesty, criminal heroes, politics ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: the philippines, asia, manila philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.7
 513
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
Plot: hitman, murder, life is a bitch, chases and races, rivalry, crimes, dishonesty, infidelity, sexual relations, vigilantism, violence spree, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: serious, exciting, captivating, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: track down, crimes, gangsters, danger, on the run, rivalry, special agents, police corruption, vengeance, law enforcement, cons and scams, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, mexico, los angeles, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 3.9
 199
Madso's War (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A power vacuum develops when the top mob boss flees a federal indictment.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, criminal heroes, crimes, betrayal, murder, swashbuckler, gunfight, violence, sexual content, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, massachusetts, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, rivalry, gunfight, hitman, hotel, tragic hero, tough heroes, one man army ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south korea, korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, exciting, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: frame up, nightclub, on the run, law enforcement, investigation, gangsters, protagonist as suspect, dishonesty, tough heroes, heroes, crimes, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ 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: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kgb, one man army, secret identity, danger, confined, crimes, special agents, deadly, tough heroes, heroes, murder, tough guy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, vancouver british columbia canada, vancouver, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Movie in collections
asia movies
2761
gory movies
3645
deadly movies
9885
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: on the run, danger, crimes, chases and races, gangsters, redemption, murder, witness protection, violence, graphic violence, woman in danger, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 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: exciting, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, hitman, chase, false accusation, wrongfully committed, murder, survival, frame up, danger, rivalry, catastrophe, crimes ...
Time: 90s, near future, year 1997
Place: hong kong, china, asia, europe, england
⇓ 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, rough, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chinatown, chase, murder, gangsters, partners, law enforcement, police, triad, gang war, crime, crimes, police investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, hong kong, san francisco, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, martial arts, suicide by cop, chase, danger, witnessing a crime, track down, woman in danger, crimes, master criminal, deadly, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 21st century
Place: asia, thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, suspenseful, exciting, harsh, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, dark hero, police detective, danger, rivalry, criminal heroes, crimes, crime, law enforcement, fall in love, uninhibited rivalry, love triangle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, japan, asia, singapore, malaysia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Movie in collections
bloodbath movies
525
chase movies
9564
axe movies
axe
1511
 6.1
 44K
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, psychological, suspenseful, tense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, combat, swat team, chase, human monster, murder, special agents, haunted by the past, violence, maniac, massacre, fbi ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century, 1990s, 2000s
Place: oregon, kosovo, usa, portland oregon, yugoslavia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.7
 15K
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: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, murder, gang, on the run, friendship, one night, crime gone awry, chases and races, crime, crimes, law enforcement, buddies ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: chicago illinois, cuba, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: exciting, suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: siege, police corruption, violence, survival, danger, police station, crimes, master criminal, law enforcement, deadly, criminal's revenge, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: detroit, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.2
 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: suspenseful, rough, serious, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, danger, vengeance, disorder, neo noir, frame up, secret movement, deadly, crimes, dishonesty, assassination, sexual content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 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: hitman, murder, investigation, informant, police, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, danger, deadly, snitch, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, vengeance, gangsters, taxi driver, danger, law enforcement, criminal heroes, deadly, crime gone awry, manhunt, rivalry, crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Divine Move (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: South Korea
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Professional baduk (go) player Tae-seok loses a high-stakes game to infamous underground gambler Sal-soo, and ends up framed for the murder of his own brother and locked up in prison. He vows revenge and trains ferociously. After serving his ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, vengeance, gangsters, deadly, dishonesty, rivalry, crimes, murder, violence, prison, graphic violence, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%