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The Yellow Sea (2010)
 7.3
 17K
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, brutality, bloodbath, taxi driver, chase, axe, massacre, gang war, wife, mahjong, henchman, hitman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, 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, rivalry, violence, danger and chases and races mostly in Action, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like The Yellow Sea: The Chaser (2008), Beyond Hypothermia (1996), Rain Fall (2009), Night of the Running Man (1995), The Piano Player (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.9
 54K
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, search, race against time, woman in danger, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south korea, seoul, asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: realistic, suspenseful, stylized, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, assassination, gang, survival, betrayal, crime, crimes, track down, vengeance, danger, hitman, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, cambodia, korea, 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, bleak, exciting, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, crimes, law enforcement, rivalry, dishonesty, danger, chases and races, deadly, police officer, tough heroes, police, foot chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, asia, usa, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, suspenseful, tense, bleak, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chases and races, heroes, track down, crimes, crime, obsessive quest, deadly, escapades, vengeance, hidden identity, rivalry, gang ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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, serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: on the run, hitman, chase, gangsters, crimes, deadly, danger, law enforcement, dishonesty, heist, tough heroes, pursuit ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Piano Player (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, Crime
Country: UK, Germany, Spain
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A tale about the relationship between a businessman who launders money for a Mafia figure and his gangster bodyguard.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, bleak, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, piano, bodyguard, danger, confined, criminal heroes, master criminal, haunted by the past, chase, hidden identity, undercover, manhunt ...
Time: contemporary
Place: africa, south africa, cape town south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Across the Line: The Exodus of Charlie Wright (2010)
Genre: Action, 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: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chases and races, deadly, crime, track down, law enforcement, dishonesty, rivalry, survival, crimes, gangsters, profanity, police corruption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, latin america, mexico, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 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, crimes, crime, vengeance, on the run, hitman, law enforcement, danger, deadly, life is a bitch, good versus evil ...
Time: contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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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: suspenseful, captivating, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: gangsters, gang, crimes, murder, gang war, debt, director, rise and fall, ambition, financial problem, right hand man, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, korea, seoul, south korea
⇓ 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: serious, rough, exciting, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: frame up, nightclub, on the run, law enforcement, gangsters, protagonist as suspect, investigation, tough heroes, dishonesty, crimes, heroes, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: rough, psychological, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: chase, manhunt, crimes, survival, mind game, rich and poor, danger, deadly, on the run, life turned upside down, betrayal, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: edinburgh scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 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: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, crimes, gangsters, danger, assassination, honest law enforcer, corrupt law enforcer, corruption, deadly, criminal heroes, dishonesty, politics ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, the philippines, manila philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.8
 11K
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, rough, realistic, cynical
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang member, violence, crime family, hanging, evidence, crimes, criminal heroes, gang, deadly, gang war, danger, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.1
 42K
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: suspenseful, tense, serious, rough, realistic ...
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, yugoslavia, british columbia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 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, stolen money, drug dealing, chase, dishonesty, track down, danger, car chase, partners, crimes, going straight, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 4.4
 795
Ready 2 Die (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: After a violent bank robbery, the trio of hoods make their way across East L.A. carrying a blood-soaked bag of money. When word gets out, they must fend off gangs and crooked cops alike as they strive to keep the loot and stay alive.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, gang, chase, disorder, chases and races, criminal's revenge, gangsters, criminal heroes, violence spree, rivalry, crime gone awry, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.7
 491
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: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, hitman, master criminal, danger, vigilantism, assassination, life is a bitch, track down, deadly, criminal's revenge, lone wolves, crime ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 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: rough, exciting, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, investigation, informant, police, hitman, police investigation, law enforcement, crimes, deadly, danger, snitch, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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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, exciting, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kgb, one man army, secret identity, danger, tough heroes, deadly, confined, crimes, special agents, tough guy, murder, sexual content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, vancouver british columbia canada, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, serious, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, gangsters, vengeance, rivalry, deadly, crimes, dishonesty, murder, violence, prison, crime, revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, serious, exciting, psychological, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, revenge, crime, tough heroes, crimes, rivalry, gunfight, hitman, gangsters, hotel, tragic hero, one man army ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea, asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough, exciting ...
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 ⇓
24%
 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, hitman, crime, crimes, deadly, tough girl, murder, police officer, gunfight, danger, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 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: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, assassin, vengeance, hitman, police investigation, tough heroes, danger, police detective, dishonesty, rivalry, betrayal, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.7
 31K
22 Bullets (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Charly Matteï has turned his back on his life as an outlaw. For the last three years, he's led a peaceful life devoting himself to his wife and two children. Then, one winter morning, he's left for dead in the parking garage in ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: violence, mafia, shooting, chase, murder, hospital, left for dead, revenge, cemetery, crime, brutality, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, suicide by cop, chase, track down, witnessing a crime, danger, hitman, master criminal, woman in danger, tough heroes, criminal's revenge, crimes ...
Time: 21st century
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, police detective, danger, rivalry, criminal heroes, crime, law enforcement, deadly, crimes, uninhibited rivalry, love triangle, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hong kong, asia, japan, macau, malaysia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 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: chase, hitman, dishonesty, law enforcement, false accusation, survival, frame up, wrongfully committed, murder, rivalry, partners against crime, crimes ...
Time: 90s, near future
Place: hong kong, china, asia, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.3
 622
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: rough, serious, exciting, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, snitch, criminal's revenge, undercover, deadly, gangsters, criminal heroes, crimes, drug dealing, drug abuse, dealer, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Fist of the Warrior (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: First-class assassin Lee Choe (Pak) has spent years working for the mob. When his handler turns on him by killing his girlfriend and framing him for the murder, Lee stops at nothing to seek revenge. He fights back with a vengeance and violently ...
Style: serious, dark, suspense, bleak, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal's revenge, criminal heroes, hitman, crimes, danger, fighting crime, gangsters, murder, violence, dark past, redemption, martial arts ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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