Movies like The Yellow Sea

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The Yellow Sea (2010)
 7.3
 15K
The Yellow Sea
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: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, bleak, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime, gory, on the run, chases and races, life is a bitch, crimes, danger, chase, mahjong, violence, deadly, taxi driver, fugitives, axe, murder, stabbing, manhunt, survival, frame up, hitman, rivalry, the underworld, debt, boat ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea, seoul, south korea

Most similar movies to The Yellow Sea

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and rough films with plots about crimes, deadly, rivalry, violence, murder, chases and races and danger mostly in Action, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like The Yellow Sea: The Chaser (2008), Beyond Hypothermia (1996), Hong Kong 97 (1994), Betrayal (2003), Rain Fall (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Chaser
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, tense, realistic, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, chase, violence, crime, gory, police investigation, brutality, investigation, police corruption, murder, kidnapping, prostitute ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea, south korea, seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
Soo: Revenge for a Twisted Fate
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, urban, track down, vengeance, tough heroes, chases and races, crimes, deadly, heroes, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   93%
    User:   85%
 
Beyond Hypothermia
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: gory, martial arts, crime, criminal heroes, anti heroes, criminal's revenge, gang, assassination, gangsters, chase, assassination attempt, track down ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, hong kong, korea, cambodia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   74%
    User:   67%
 
 5.8
 1K
Hong Kong 97
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners against crime, assassination, chase, false accusation, hitman, frame up, chases and races, crimes, danger, deadly, dishonesty, best friends ...
Time: 90s, near future
Place: asia, china, england, hong kong, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   67%
    User:   65%
 
 3.9
 833
Betrayal
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: criminal heroes, on the road, police investigation, crime, criminal's revenge, master criminal, assassination attempt, on the run, chase, crime gone awry, track down, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   57%
 
 4.7
 1K
Rain Fall
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: tough heroes, crimes, danger, crime, hitman, rivalry, chases and races, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, police officer, journalist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   42%
 
The Piano Player
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, criminal heroes, crime, gangsters, master criminal, village, assassination attempt, track down, haunted by the past, money laundering, bodyguard, piano ...
Time: contemporary
Place: africa, south africa, cape town south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   50%
 
The Killing Machine
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: one man army, kgb, tough heroes, danger, deadly, heroes, rivalry, gangsters, secret identity, special agents, kidnapping, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, vancouver british columbia canada, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   50%
 
 6.2
 2K
Run
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: chase, gangsters, crime, on the run, on the road, criminal heroes, organized crime, corruption, car chase, criminal's revenge, first contact, family ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   54%
 
The Red Siren
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Action
Country: France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Nearly 13, Alice rebels, telling the Paris police that her mother is a murderer. Alice has no evidence; her mother, Eva, rich and powerful, avoids charges. Alice promptly runs away, determined to find her dad whom she claims lives in Portugal. The ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, fugitives, police station, crime, master criminal, tough law enforcer, chase, manhunt, on the run, hitman, track down, vigilantism ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, europe, france, lisbon portugal, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   45%
 
 6.3
 576
Bloody Tie
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, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, gory, martial arts, drug abuse, crime, crimes, prison, dishonesty, law enforcement, rivalry, police corruption, criminal's revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   42%
 
Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance
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, stylized, tense, serious, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, gory, revenge, kidnapping, crime gone awry, violence, torture, blood, brutality, drugs/alcohol, violent, visceral ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   46%
 
 6.8
 450
Run and Kill
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, suspenseful, realistic, rough, exciting
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: hong kong, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   43%
 
The Man from Nowhere
Genre: Action, Crime, 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: realistic, emotional, serious, bleak, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, friendship, kidnapping, tragedy, assassin, martial arts, hitman, revenge, drugs, violence, blood, gang ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea, south korea, seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   36%
 
 6.0
 4K
The Hunted
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, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, vengeance, samurai, murder, ninja, assassin, sword fight, assassination, chase, good versus evil, hospital, violence ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 1990s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   38%
 
 6.8
 11K
Outrage
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, rough, realistic, tense, cynical
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, gangsters, gory, violence spree, criminal heroes, yakuza, crimes, rivalry, criminal's revenge, evidence, gang member, hand grenade ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   35%
 
 4.3
 286
Moving Target
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bounty hunter, criminal's revenge, fugitives, crime, chase, gangsters, on the run, frame up, chases and races, crimes, law enforcement, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   35%
 
 5.8
 77K
Haywire
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Ireland, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Mallory Kane is a highly trained operative who works for a government security contractor in the dirtiest, most dangerous corners of the world. After successfully freeing a Chinese journalist held hostage, she is double crossed and left for dead by ...
Style: stylized, serious, twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, vengeance, hitman, martial arts, espionage, revenge, assassin, car chase, mercenary, manhunt, fight scenes, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, ireland, barcelona, usa, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   30%
 
Fist of the Warrior
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, criminal's revenge, gang, crime, gangsters, lone wolves, vengeance, master criminal, tough law enforcer, redemption, assassination, fighting crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   31%
 
The Assassin Next Door
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, suspenseful, realistic, tense, touching ...
Plot: on the run, vengeance, urban ghetto, feminism, friendship, woman in danger, hitman, prostitute, gender, life is a bitch, friends, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   40%
 
American Yakuza
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: rough, serious, 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 ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   31%
 
The Evil That Men Do
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico, USA, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Professional killer Holland is forced out of retirement to break a Central American government's political torture ring when one of his friends, a Latin American journalist, is killed. The murderer, Doctor Clement Molloch, is the master sadist ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, bounty hunter, secret agents, gory, special agents, assassination attempt, chase, espionage, manhunt, torture, sadist, vigilante ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, holland, central america
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   30%
 
The Russian Specialist
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, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, vengeance, kidnapping, tough heroes, hitman, crimes, prostitute, rivalry, gang, gangsters, soldier, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   32%
 
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Jackson County Jail
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: This is a powerful drama about a young woman who stumbles into a nightmare land of hijacking and humiliation while driving cross-country from California to New York.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, murder, on the road, fugitives, manhunt, false accusation, injustice, frame up, crime, chases and races, rape, hitchhiker ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   27%
 
Fulltime Killer
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, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, crime, gunfight, violence, brutality, dark hero, assassin, stylish, assassins, death, violent, assassination ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hong kong, japan, asia, macau, singapore ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   35%
 
 5.5
 662
The Butcher
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A mob enforcer is set up to take the fall for a multi-million dollar heist involving a rival gang boss. Merle (Eric Roberts) is a gambler stuck on a twenty-year losing streak, but his luck is about to change. Surviving a trap that was intended to ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, gangsters, crime, betrayal, on the run, crime gone awry, gambling, vengeance, infidelity, heist, hitman, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   37%
 
The Contractor
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Bulgaria, UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Former CIA Operative, James Dial is coaxed back into action to kill a terrorist in London, but it all goes wrong and he is forced into hiding, where he meets and befriends a 12 year old girl.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, frame up, hitman, crimes, dishonesty, assassination, betrayal, rivalry, manhunt, on the run, friendship, murder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, montana, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   35%
 
Walking the Edge
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: criminal heroes, police investigation, crime, criminal's revenge, gangsters, tough law enforcer, vengeance, crime gone awry, taxi driver, manhunt, vigilantism, murder ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   25%
 
 4.8
 3K
Heatstroke
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, desert, on the run, wilderness, murder, woman in danger, chases and races, danger, deadly, crimes, escapades, off the road ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   25%
 
Rich and Famous
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: To pay off his debt as a gambler, a man drags his sister and step-brother into a life of crime and a violent war between rival gang lords.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gory, criminal's revenge, crime, gang, urban, gangsters, master warrior, betrayal, tragic hero, going straight, rise to the top, friendship ...
Time: 80s
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   30%
    User:   30%
 
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