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The Yellow Sea (2010)
 7.3
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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 serious, suspenseful, realistic and rough films with plots about crimes, murder, rivalry, deadly, chases and races, hitman and violence mostly in Action, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like The Yellow Sea: The Chaser (2008), Beyond Hypothermia (1996), Hong Kong 97 (1994), The Killing Machine (2010), Run (1991). 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: rough, suspenseful, serious, bleak, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: wanted, urban, gang, haunted by the past, manhunt, tough heroes, murder, rivalry, vengeance, hidden identity, deadly, track down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 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, interrogation, disappearance, search, race against time, woman in danger, police investigation, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south korea, asia, korea, seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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, stylized, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, assassination, crime, track down, betrayal, survival, vengeance, gang, criminal heroes, gangsters, dishonesty, gory ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, cambodia, korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 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, suspenseful, exciting, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, hitman, life is a bitch, partners against crime, escapades, wrongfully committed, crimes, chases and races, heroes, danger, assassination, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s, near future
Place: hong kong, china, europe, asia, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kgb, one man army, secret identity, danger, special agents, confined, crimes, deadly, tough heroes, tough guy, murder, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, vancouver british columbia canada, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 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, police corruption, gambling, gangsters, crime, criminal's revenge, fugitives, chases and races, criminal heroes, crimes, captivity ...
Time: 90s, 80s, future
Place: usa, boston, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: serious, bleak, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: chase, hitman, woman in danger, disobey, danger, on the run, vengeance, friendship, rivalry, crimes, deadly, russian mafia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, investigation, police, informant, law enforcement, police investigation, hitman, crimes, danger, rivalry, snitch, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 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: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, hitman, police investigation, assassination, gory, master criminal, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, track down, vigilantism, danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, suspenseful, rough, exciting ...
Plot: on the run, hitman, chase, crimes, gangsters, danger, tough heroes, heist, law enforcement, dishonesty, deadly, pursuit ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, heroes, tough heroes, crimes, danger, deadly, one man army, gangsters, gang, prostitute, kidnapping, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 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 ⇓
40%
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, rough, psychological, 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 ⇓
39%
 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, 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 ⇓
39%
 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, exciting, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, murder, danger, good versus evil, on the run, rivalry, vengeance, deadly, dishonesty, leadership, hitman ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the run, disorder, deadly, teenage life, dishonesty, master criminal, track down, law enforcement, single parent, drug dealing, crime gone awry, danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, betrayal, crimes, crime gone awry, danger, woman in danger, deadly, dishonesty, rivalry, gang, criminal's revenge, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 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, realistic, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, assassin, danger, stalking, crimes, gangsters, criminal's revenge, crime, police detective, hitman, police investigation, betrayal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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: serious, emotional, brutal, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, martial arts, lone hero, kidnapping, drug lord, gang, fist fighting, daring rescue, missing child, master warrior, crimes, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, south korea, seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 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, crimes, criminal's revenge, chases and races, murder, track down, law enforcement, deadly, crime, heroes, gangsters ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: tense, suspenseful, twists and turns, rough, dark humor ...
Plot: serial killer, law enforcement, vengeance, chases and races, investigation, frame up, trap, murder confession, deadly, murder, obsessive quest, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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: tense, suspenseful, serious, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, chase, murder, haunted by the past, violence, maniac, psychopathic killer, fbi, ex soldier, dark past, dishonesty, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century, 1990s, 2000s
Place: oregon, kosovo, usa, yugoslavia, portland oregon ...
⇓ 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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, taxi driver, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes, tough law enforcer, crime, psychopath, crime gone awry, vigilantism, danger, crimes, chases and races ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 5.1
 794
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: serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, stuntman, crime, witnessing a crime, undercover, dishonesty, crime gone awry, danger, working undercover, criminal heroes, gangsters, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, florida, miami, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.6
 14K
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, on the run, friendship, gang, one night, chases and races, crime gone awry, crime, buddies, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: chicago illinois, cuba, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Absolute Deception (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A widowed reporter recruits the help of a federal agent to investigate her late husband's secrets, but the two become the target of unknown attackers. When FBI Agent John Nelson’s key informant, Miles, is abducted and shot, all that’s left ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: special agents, uncover truth, manhunt, investigation, undercover, murder, dishonesty, deadly, law enforcement, danger, couple relations, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, hong kong, australia, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 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: mafia, violence, shooting, chase, murder, hospital, left for dead, revenge, cemetery, crime, brutality, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.6
 769
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, exciting, realistic, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, crimes, dishonesty, murder, love, betrayal, brutality, violence, mafia, kidnapping, hitman, assassination ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: czech republic, ukraine, russia, europe, eastern europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Command Performance (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A Moscow charity concert turns bloody when armed extortionists take the headlining American pop-star, Venus, and the Russian President with his family, hostage. The drummer of a heavy metal warm-up band, an ex-bad ass biker played by Lundgren, and a ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, siege, hostages, confined, crimes, tough heroes, one man army, deadly, danger, american abroad, government agent, russian ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 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: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, rivalry, danger, crime, crimes, chases and races, law enforcement, dishonesty, deadly, tough heroes, police officer, bug ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, new york, usa, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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