Movies like Shiri

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Shiri (1999)
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Shiri (1999)
Original name: 쉬리
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 125 min.
Story: North Korea's 8th Special Forces hijacks a shipment of CTX, a potent new liquid explosive, and threatens South Korea as part of a plot to re-unify the two countries.Ryu and Lee, special agents of O.P., South Korea's secret intelligence service, attempt to track down the terrorists and find the CTX. Meanwhile Hee, the 8th's ultra-bad female sniper, resurfaces to wreak havoc and haunt Ryu.
Style: exciting, stylized, realistic, bleak, serious, suspenseful, neo noir, intense, romantic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, female killer, female assassin, assassination, agent, spy, bomb, swat team, espionage, heroes, friends, secret agents, political conspiracy, mole, danger, heroic mission, chases and races, dishonesty, strong violent content, buddies, deadly, rivalry, race against time, undercover, ultimatum ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: korea, asia, north korea, south korea, seoul

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Most similar movies to Shiri

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, exciting, serious and realistic films with plots about gunfight, explosion, gun, danger, pistol, machine gun and murder mostly in Action, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like Shiri: Patriot Games (1992), Nikita (1990), Olympus Has Fallen (2013), The November Man (2014), London Has Fallen (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Patriot Games (1992)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: When CIA Analyst Jack Ryan interferes with an IRA assassination, a renegade faction targets Jack and his family as revenge.
Style: intense, suspenseful, exciting, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: terrorism, spy, revenge, cia, assassination, terrorist, danger, rivalry, boat chase, hitman, secret agents, master criminal ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, ireland, london, maryland, scotland yard ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.3
 69K
Nikita (1990)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A beautiful felon, sentenced to life in prison for the murder of a policeman, is given a second chance - as a secret political assassin controlled by the government.
Style: stylized, neo noir, atmospheric, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: female killer, female assassin, hitman, female spy, double life, mentor, undercover, impossible love, training, robbery, secret identity, secret government organization ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, 90s
Place: france, venice, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Olympus Has Fallen (2013)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: When the White House (Secret Service Code: "Olympus") is captured by a terrorist mastermind and the President is kidnapped, disgraced former Presidential guard Mike Banning finds himself trapped within the building. As the national ...
Style: rough, exciting, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: secret service, terrorism, president, one man army, white house, terrorist attack, hostage, daring rescue, danger, nuclear threat, secret agents, save the day ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: washington d.c., usa, north korea, pentagon, north america
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
The November Man (2014)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An ex- CIA operative is brought back in on a very personal mission and finds himself pitted against his former pupil in a deadly game involving high level CIA officials and the Russian president-elect.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, secret agents, espionage, undercover, danger, save the day, heroes, secret service, conspiracy, spy, law enforcement, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2008, 2000s, 2010s
Place: switzerland, montenegro, usa, moscow russia, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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London Has Fallen (2016)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Bulgaria
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In London for the Prime Minister's funeral, Mike Banning discovers a plot to assassinate all the attending world leaders.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, psychotronic, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, secret service, terrorist attack, terrorist, assassination, president, secret agents, danger, save the day, head of state, graphic violence, conspiracy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england, london, tower bridge london, big ben london, pakistan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.0
 56K
The Peacemaker (1997)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: When a train carrying atomic warheads mysteriously crashes in the former Soviet Union, a nuclear specialist discovers the accident is really part of a plot to cover up the theft of the weapons. Assigned to help her recover the missing bombs is a ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, bleak, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: sniper, helicopter, terrorism, terrorist, nuclear, military, smuggling, race against time, bridge, train crash, politics, train ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, russia, manhattan new york city, bosnia herzegovina ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
The Foreigner (2003)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Poland
Duration: 96 min.
Story: This story is about a freelance agent (Seagal) who is the courier of a package from France to Germany. He soon finds that many people want to get their hands on it.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret agents, chase, martial arts, good versus evil, race against time, on the run, heroes, adventure, one man army, murder, political conspiracy, undercover ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, france, poland, germany, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 4.8
 649
Sanctuary (1998)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Luke Kovak is part of a covert group within the CIA that works on illegal black ops involving blackmail and assassinations. When his boss orders the murder of one of the team, Luke realizes how expendable they all are and gets out (taking proof of ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination, undercover, church, redemption, espionage, state affairs, rivalry, starting over, crimes, government agency, danger, clergy ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada, chicago illinois, washington d.c., italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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 6.4
 303K
Salt (2010)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: As a CIA officer, Evelyn Salt swore an oath to duty, honor and country. Her loyalty will be tested when a defector accuses her of being a Russian spy. Salt goes on the run, using all her skills and years of experience as a covert operative to elude ...
Style: twists and turns, exciting, suspense, surprise ending, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: female protagonist, cia, espionage, female spy, spy, double agent, strong female lead, secret service, secret agents, female assassin, cia agent, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: usa, new york, soviet union, ussr, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.8
 1K
Typhoon (2005)
Genre: Action
Country: South Korea
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Myung-sin, who has become a pirate, lives with hatred in his heart and endures the hardships, seeks revenge on the two nations, North and South Korea, using nuclear waste that has the devastating power of plutonium. Se-jong, a South Korean naval ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, secret agents, politics, heroes, vengeance, undercover, save the day, heroic mission, haunted by the past, political conspiracy, race against time, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, russia, bangkok thailand, southeast asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Russia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Jack Ryan, as a young covert CIA analyst, uncovers a Russian plot to crash the U.S. economy with a terrorist attack.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, secret agents, espionage, terrorism, sniper, conspiracy, undercover, undercover agent, surveillance, political conspiracy, murder, race against time ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, september 11 2001, year 2001 ...
Place: russia, london, manhattan new york city, afghanistan, pennsylvania ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 3.7
 516
The Elite (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Romania
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After the murder of their families by a terrorist bomb, five young adults are trained as a hi-tech, anti-terrorist team with a mission to search and destroy high-profile terrorist groups.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: terrorism, secret agents, undercover, race against time, danger, airplane, chases and races, crimes, daring rescue, one man army, heroes, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, year 1987, 2000s, 80s
Place: europe, greece, utah, washington d.c., austria ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 3.1
 641
Airborne (1998)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Bill McNeil heads a black ops team called "Mach 1" called in to retrieve a cannister of deadly viral agent which was stolen from the government by an arms dealer. The team retrieve the weapon but the team is setup. Bill knows a traitor is ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, suspense, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, murder, profanity, danger, race against time, corrupt cop, airplane, chases and races, arms dealing, deadly, special agents, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 4.0
 8K
Derailed (2002)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Aruba, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: NATO operative Jacques Kristoff (Jean-Claude Van Damme) is summoned into action—on his birthday, no less—to track down Galina Konstantin (Laura Harring), who has stolen an extremely valuable and dangerous top-secret container from the Slovakian ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, rough, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: runaway train, train, bio weapon, race against time, secret agents, rescue, terrorism, train explosion, one man army, save the day, adventure, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, vienna, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Numbers Station (2013)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, Belgium, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When the moral values of a longtime wetwork black ops agent is tested during his last operation, he receives an unfavorable psych evaluation. Now he is given a break and a seemingly uncomplicated assignment of simply protecting the security of a ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, tense, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, undercover, survival, woman in danger, danger, assassination, twists & turns, vengeance, adaptation, betrayal, plot twist, happy ending ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, usa, nevada, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
American Assassin (2017)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Following the murder of his fiancée, Mitch Rapp trains under the instruction of Cold War veteran Stan Hurley. The pair then is enlisted to investigate a wave of apparently random attacks on military and civilian targets.
Style: psychotronic, suspense, exciting, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: terrorist, cia, mentor, counter terrorism, recruit, terrorist plot, hand to hand combat, mole, government agent, revenge, mercenary, mission ...
Time: 2010s
Place: warsaw poland, virginia, istanbul turkey, rome italy, romania ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Marine 3: Homefront (2013)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A Marine must do whatever it takes to save his kidnapped niece and stop a terrorist attack masterminded by a radical militia group.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, soldier, hostage, kidnapping, one man army, daring rescue, save the day, danger, crimes, rivalry, tough heroes, hostages ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, seattle, seattle washington, washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Diplomatic Siege (1999)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Steve Mitchell is clandestinely sent to the US embassy in Bucharest, Romania to disarm a nuclear bomb that has secretly remained in the building since the end of the Cold War, little does he know that other problems will soon erupt. He must ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, hostage, heroic mission, politics, danger, save the day, crimes, rescue, race against time, hostages, law enforcement, heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: romania, europe, balkan, bucharest
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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A Good Day to Die Hard (2013)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Hungary
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Iconoclastic, take-no-prisoners cop John McClane, finds himself for the first time on foreign soil after traveling to Moscow to help his wayward son Jack - unaware that Jack is really a highly-trained CIA operative out to stop a nuclear weapons ...
Style: exciting, realistic, rough, suspenseful, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: cia, car chase, danger, heroes, agent, escape, bomb, one man army, partners against crime, save the day, heroic mission, snitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: russia, moscow russia, langley virginia, new york, chernobyl
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 3.7
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Submerged (2005)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Bulgaria
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Chris Kody, imprisoned member of the US military, is released from prison and reunited with his old team in order to pursue a renegade scientist. The catch, the scientist has developed mind control technology that can make even your friends into ...
Style: stylized, rough, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, espionage, rescue, undercover, heroes, soldier, martial arts, deadly, working undercover, daring rescue, good versus evil, state affairs ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Executive Decision (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Terrorists hijack a 747 inbound to Washington D.C., demanding the the release of their imprisoned leader. Intelligence expert David Grant (Kurt Russell) suspects another reason and he is soon the reluctant member of a special assault team that is ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, airplane, hijacking, hostage, rescue, surveillance, deception, ransom, explosion, hand to hand combat, stewardess, save the day ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1995
Place: washington d.c., pentagon, athens greece, london, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.1
 219K
Body of Lies (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The CIA’s hunt is on for the mastermind of a wave of terrorist attacks. Roger Ferris is the agency’s man on the ground, moving from place to place, scrambling to stay ahead of ever-shifting events. An eye in the sky – a satellite link – ...
Style: serious, tense, realistic, clever, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, cia, spy, government agency, espionage, intelligence agency, off the grid, torture, danger, bomb, cia agent, explosion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, jordan, dubai, manchester england, saudi arabia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.4
 127K
Killer Elite (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Based on a shocking true story, Killer Elite pits two of the world’s most elite operatives—Danny, an ex-special ops agent and Hunter, his longtime mentor—against the cunning leader of a secret military society. Covering the globe from ...
Style: exciting, tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, secret agents, mentor, rescue, ex military, swat team, spy, secret service, hostage, conspiracy, uninhibited rivalry, danger ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: london, middle east, england, europe, australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Live Free or Die Hard (2007)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 128 min.
Story: John McClane is back and badder than ever, and this time he's working for Homeland Security. He calls on the services of a young hacker in his bid to stop a ring of Internet terrorists intent on taking control of America's computer ...
Style: exciting, humorous, suspenseful, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: hacker, fbi, terrorism, one man army, lone hero, gunfight, police officer, bomb, chaos, heroes, hostage, car chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, washington d.c., los angeles, new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Spooks: The Greater Good (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: During a handover to the head of counter-terrorism of MI5, Harry Pearce, a terrorist escapes custody. When Harry disappears soon after, his protégé is tasked with finding out what happened as an impending attack on London looms, and eventually ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, terrorist, secret agents, conspiracy, undercover, corruption, disobeying orders, race against time, explosive, police, danger, uncover truth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england, london, moscow russia, big ben london, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.6
 3K
Live Wire (1992)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Danny O'Neill is a bomb disposal expert assigned to a case where terrorists have developed an "invisible" liquid explosive which is activated within the human body.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, assassination, senator, explosive, danger, crimes, undercover, investigation, police detective, government agency, politics, special agents ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.1
 346K
Die Hard 2 (1990)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: John McClane is an off-duty cop gripped with a feeling of déjà vu when on a snowy Christmas Eve in the nation's capital, terrorists seize a major international airport, holding thousands of holiday travelers hostage. Renegade military ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, tense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, airport, lone hero, fight scenes, christmas, airplane, terrorism, swat team, police officer, chase, save the day, mercenary ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s, year 1990, 90s
Place: washington d.c., los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 4.4
 1K
Cover-Up (1991)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, Israel
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Mike Anderson, a tough American reporter on a dangerous foreign assignment, finds his own life in jeopardy when he uncovers a deadly labyrinth of political intrigue that threatens the lives of thousands. Dispatched to investigate a mysterious and ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, espionage, secret agents, military, heroes, spy, conspiracy, cia, terrorist plot, ambassador, reporter, tough heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: israel, middle east, tel aviv israel, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 4.8
 5K
Stratton (2017)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A British Special Boat Service commando tracks down an international terrorist cell.
Style: suspense, tense, captivating, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: terrorist, commando, terrorist plot, military, investigation, rescue, evacuation, soldier, gunfight, ambush, murder, bomb ...
Time: 2010s
Place: big ben london, ukraine, iran, london, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.4
 56K
Blackhat (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A man is released from prison to help American and Chinese authorities pursue a mysterious cyber criminal. The dangerous search leads them from Chicago to Hong Kong.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hacker, terrorism, terrorist, terrorist plot, computer, technology, conspiracy, computers and web, race against time, special agents, state affairs, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: hong kong, malaysia, chicago illinois, usa, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%