Movies like Yesterday 2002

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Yesterday (2002)
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Yesterday (2002)
Original name: 예스터데이
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi
Country: South Korea
Duration: 121 min.
Story: In 1990, number of children suddenly disappear. Meanwhile, the Ministry of Defense selects an elite group of scientists for a top-secret mission. Then, 30 years later ... The year is 2020 on a reunified Korean Peninsula. A string of murders is committed against retired scientists. The Special Investigations (SI) unit staffed by a crack team from the former North and South Koreas and outfitted with the latest technology is brought in to investigate. The killer, however, far from being deterred, taunts them with a signature pendant at every murder scene. In an act of devilish boldness he even kidnaps the son of the investigation team's leader, Seok
Style: rough, suspenseful, stylized, futuristic, exciting, bleak, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, kidnapping, murder, missing person, mind game, police investigation, psychopath, mystery, law enforcement, on the run, heroic mission, riddles and clues, cloning, genetic engineering, heroes, crimes, laboratory, vengeance, rivalry, who done it, confined, wooing, reluctant partners, blind ambition, technology gone awry ...
Time: future, 90s, 21st century, 20th century, year 1990, 2020s, 1990s
Place: asia, korea, east asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, rough and realistic films with plots about crimes, rivalry, deadly, law enforcement, murder, police investigation and danger mostly in Crime, Action and Thriller genres. Some movies like Yesterday: Chrysalis (2007), L.A. Vice (1989), Black Ransom (2010), Automatic (1995), Slow Burn (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Chrysalis (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Paris 2020, a high tech surgeon and her daughter are involved in a horrific car accident, the surgeon saves her daughter's life at the cost of manipulating her dreams and memories.
Style: tense, rough, suspenseful, futuristic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, doctor, uncover truth, vengeance, haunted by the past, murder, rivalry, manipulation, distopia, chase, surgery, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: future, 2020s
Place: paris france, france, europe
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L.A. Vice (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: rough, exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: kidnapping, confined, law enforcement, crimes, mystery, daring rescue, police investigation, partners, partners against crime, isolation, missing person, murder ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
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Black Ransom (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A powerful triad boss has been kidnapped, and the new police superintendent Koo (Fala Chen) decides to recruit the help of Mann (Simon Yam), a former supercop who has since been relegated to back-up duty. Mann has his work cut out for him when he ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, captivating, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crimes, police investigation, rivalry, law enforcement, confined, murder, vengeance, blackmail, kidnapping, hostage, police brutality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
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71%
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Automatic (1995)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Robgen industries newest security system is "The J Series Automatic", an android model designed and programmed to protect humans from violent attacks. But one night, an Automatic named J269 discovers a Robgen executive trying to rape a ...
Style: exciting, rough, serious, suspenseful, futuristic ...
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Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Slow Burn (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The murder of the ex-wife of Doctor Sam Charney (Rutger Hauer) leads Detective Della Wilder (Pam Grier) to uncover a series of women's murders somehow linked to a big pharmaceutical company.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, heroes, psychopath, law enforcement, reluctant partners, who done it, crimes, police investigation, female detective, dishonesty, serial killer, partners against crime ...
Time: 90s
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Twisted Justice (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In the Los Angeles of the future, police are forbidden to carry weapons and must use stun guns instead. A maverick detective ignores those restrictions in his pursuit of "The Bullseye Murderer," a psychotic rapist who takes a new drug ...
Style: futuristic, serious, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, police corruption, criminal heroes, crimes, chase, rivalry, serial killer, mad scientist, investigation, law enforcement, dishonesty, psychopath ...
Time: future, 2020s
Place: los angeles, usa
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Confession of Murder (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, 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, serious ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea, south korea
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67%
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The Unjust (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A series of murders holds the nation in its sway and the longer the police fail to catch the murderer, the more the public begins to panic. Choi, a highly successful investigator whose methods have always held him back from promotion, senses that ...
Style: rough, tense, suspenseful, exciting, realistic ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Zodiac Killer (2005)
Genre: Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A young man who works at a nursing home uses the legendary Zodiac killer's M.O. to kill people who neglect their elderly relatives.
Style: slasher, serious, disturbing, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, wannabe, murder, secret society, mind game, police investigation, police detective, master criminal, rivalry, woman in danger, obsession, psychopath ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
When the Bough Breaks (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A police detective investigates the apparent serial killing of several children which is linked to an institutionalized, autistic child.
Style: scary, rough, serious, psychological, tense ...
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Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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 813
Another Heaven (2000)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A pair of hard-boiled Tokyo cops are investigating a gruesome murder: after killing the victim, the murderer cut his skull open and cooked his brain in a stew. As they try to track down the killer, they discover that, quite literally, everybody is a ...
Style: slasher, serious, rough, suspenseful, mind bending ...
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Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.3
 472
Mr. Socrates (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: South Korea
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A low-life scumbag gets kidnapped by a mysterious gang and put through inhumane training to become a mole inside the police force.
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Timecop (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An officer for a security agency that regulates time travel, must fend for his life against a shady politician who has a tie to his past.
Style: exciting, stylized, serious, suspenseful, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.3
 775
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Country: South Korea
Duration: 112 min.
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Style: exciting, tense, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 5.5
 698
1st to Die (2003)
Genre: Action, Thriller, Drama, Crime, Mystery
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Duration: 180 min.
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64%
 6.4
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64%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Chasing Ghosts (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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Style: tense, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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No Mercy (2010)
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Country: South Korea
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Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, psychological, suspense ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Singapore, South Korea, USA
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Style: serious, suspenseful, stylized, rough, bleak ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Country: South Korea
Duration: 118 min.
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Audience: boys' night
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Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 4.5
 559
Red Team (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: FBI Agent Jason Chandler has devoted his life to enforcing the law. But on the trail of a series of mysterious murders surrounding some of society's deadliest serial killers, Agent Chandler is forced down a path where no one can be trusted. ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, captivating, tense
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 90s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.0
 446
Eye for an Eye (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: South Korea
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Sung-chan is a top detective of the special crime squad. He is notorious for punishing the opponent who hurts his pride. When Hyun-min impersonates as Sung-chan and robs a cash transport car under the daylight, and seizes $10 billion worth of ...
Style: exciting, tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Hologram Man (1995)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
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Time: future
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⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.5
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Virtuosity (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The Law Enforcement Technology Advancement Centre (LETAC) has developed SID version 6.7: a Sadistic, Intelligent, and Dangerous virtual reality entity which is synthesized from the personalities of more than 150 serial killers, and only one man can ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, serious, stylized, suspenseful ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 2.5
 637
Jump Out Boys (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Set in post hurricane New Orleans. A brutal Mexican drug lord (Armando LeDuc) busts out of jail to retrieve the $15 million that his girlfriend is hiding. But detective Raymond (Kris Kristofferson) and McCoy (Sheldon Robbins) will try their best to ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, neo noir
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chaos, hitman, rivalry, manhunt, law enforcement, drug dealing, vengeance, violence, murder, gang violence, police shootout, drug dealer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, louisiana, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Nature of the Beast (1995)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Two men, both hiding a deadly secret, are on a murderous rampage through the desert.
Style: psychological, scary, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, murder, desert, police investigation, mind game, mystery, on the run, crimes, dishonesty, chase, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 4.8
 632
T-Force (1994)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In the 21st Century, cybernetic research has developed advanced robots with human traits, whioch are widely used in the service industry. They have also been turned into cyber cops with a licence to kill....
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, bleak
Audience: boys' night
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Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
2009: Lost Memories (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: South Korea, Japan
Duration: 136 min.
Story: There are breakpoints in the history, the result of a single event may change the whole course. In 1909, an assassination attempt of a Japanese governor fails. Now, in 2009, Korea is just another state of Japan's Empire & Seoul has become a ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, stylized, serious
Audience: boys' night
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Place: japan, korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.3
 15K
Replicant (2001)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Scientists create a genetic clone of a serial killer in order to help catch the killer, teaming up with two cops.
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, stylized, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, cloning, martial arts, serial killer, psychopath, police investigation, crimes, genetic engineering, government agency, rivalry, law enforcement, criminal heroes ...
Time: future, near future
Place: usa, seattle, washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%