Movies like Oldboy

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Oldboy (2013)
 5.7
 69K
Oldboy (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An everyday man has only three and a half days and limited resources to discover why he was imprisoned in a nondescript room for 20 years without any explanation.
Style: twist ending, twists and turns, bleak, suspenseful, disturbing, brutal, captivating, stylized, tense, rough ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night, teens
Plot: incest, father daughter incest, solitary, older man younger woman relationship, vengeance, strong sexual content, psychological torture, neo noir, one man army, escape attempt, race against time, imprisonment, love, secret, losing-it hero, notebook, stabbing, gory, nudity (full frontal - brief), martial arts, crimes, confined, life is a bitch, mystery, advertising ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, september 11 2001, 2000s, 2010s, 20th century ...
Place: usa, new york

Most similar movies to Oldboy

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and suspense films with plots about murder, violence, crimes, death, gun, neo noir and flashback mostly in Thriller, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like Oldboy: Straw Dogs (2011), Basic (2003), Shutter Island (2010), The Negotiator (1998), A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.4
 518K
Oldboy (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 120 min.
Story: With no clue how he came to be imprisoned, drugged and tortured for 15 years, a desperate businessman seeks revenge on his captors.
Style: bleak, twist ending, psychological, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: revenge, incest, father daughter incest, vengeance, mind game, confined, older man younger woman relationship, loneliness, sin, twists & turns, brother sister incest, losing-it hero ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s, 20th century, 2000s ...
Place: korea, asia, south korea, stockholm sweden, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
 5.8
 33K
Straw Dogs (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: L.A. screenwriter David Sumner relocates with his wife, Amy, to her hometown in the deep South. There, while tensions build between them, a brewing conflict with locals becomes a threat to them both.
Style: rough, tense, disturbing, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: rape, home invasion, vengeance, small town, machismo, self defense, terrorizing, spouse in danger, crimes, danger, deadly, pursuit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: usa, mississippi, southern usa, california, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 59K
Basic (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A DEA agent investigates the disappearance of a legendary Army ranger drill sergeant and several of his cadets during a training exercise gone severely awry.
Style: surprise ending, twist ending, twists and turns, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: army investigation, corruption, murder, military, twists & turns, crimes, mind game, military base, military life, swat team, jungle, missing person ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: panama
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 1.1M
Shutter Island (2010)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: World War II soldier-turned-U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels investigates the disappearance of a patient from a hospital for the criminally insane, but his efforts are compromised by his troubling visions and also by a mysterious doctor.
Style: psychological, surprise ending, twists and turns, twist ending, suspenseful ...
Plot: mental institution, mystery, plot twist, insanity, investigation, paranoia, mental illness, psychiatrist, psychology, island, uncover truth, isolation ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1954, year 1952 ...
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.3
 131K
The Negotiator (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The police try to arrest expert hostage negotiator Danny Roman, who insists he's being framed for his partner's murder in what he believes is an elaborate conspiracy. Thinking there's evidence in the Internal Affairs offices that ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, serious, twists and turns, intellectual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, police, police corruption, frame up, uncover truth, false accusation, corruption, swat, negotiation, crime, tough law enforcer, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Private investigator Matthew Scudder is hired by a drug kingpin to find out who kidnapped and murdered his wife.
Style: tense, suspenseful, bleak, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, private detective, kidnapping, serial killer, investigation, crimes, crime, loner, mafia, neo noir, haunted by the past, drug dealer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, contemporary, 21st century ...
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 4.9
 3K
Zinda (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The film is about a man, who has been imprisoned for 14 years, who has been released and has four days to figure out why he was imprisoned in the first place.
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, danger, martial arts, crimes, confined, captivity, dishonesty, rivalry, missing person, imprisonment, wrongful conviction, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: bangkok thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.6
 51K
Wild Card (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When a Las Vegas bodyguard with lethal skills and a gambling problem gets in trouble with the mob, he has one last play… and it's all or nothing.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, gangsters, crimes, bodyguard, tough heroes, crime, casino, dishonesty, lone wolves, betrayal, violence, greed ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Movie in collections
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Some of Sin City's most hard-boiled citizens cross paths with a few of its more reviled inhabitants.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, stylized, bleak, surreal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: femme fatale, neo noir, distopia, heroes, murder, danger, criminal heroes, deadly, rivalry, escapades, life is a bitch, anti heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Edge of Darkness (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: As a seasoned homicide detective, Thomas Craven has seen the bleakest side of humanity. But nothing prepares him for the toughest investigation of his life: the search for his only daughter Emma's killer. Now, he is on a personal mission to ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: murder, uncover truth, vengeance, fighting the system, senator, death of daughter, investigation, danger, dishonesty, conspiracy, vigilantism, corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Sweden, Norway
Duration: 158 min.
Story: This English-language adaptation of the Swedish novel by Stieg Larsson follows a disgraced journalist, Mikael Blomkvist, as he investigates the disappearance of a weary patriarch's niece from 40 years ago. He is aided by the pierced, tattooed, ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, serious, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: investigation, rape, sexual abuse, strong female character, danger, crime, missing person, hacker, uncover truth, search, journalist, strong sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1960s, year 1966, 60s
Place: sweden, stockholm sweden, europe, scandinavia, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 4.8
 12K
Arena (2011)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: David Lord finds himself forced into the savage world of a modern gladiatorial arena, where men fight to the death for the entertainment of the online masses.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: violence spree, survival, escapades, deadly, tough heroes, battles, murder, rescue, one man army, male female relationship, serial killer, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, london, seattle, mexico, sydney australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 8.1
 605K
Prisoners (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 153 min.
Story: When Keller Dover's daughter and her friend go missing, he takes matters into his own hands as the police pursue multiple leads and the pressure mounts. But just how far will this desperate father go to protect his family?
Style: twist ending, suspenseful, bleak, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: kidnapping, police investigation, investigation, missing child, crime, brutality, child abduction, disappearance, vigilantism, torture, neo noir, vigilante ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Don't Say a Word (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia, Switzerland, Canada
Duration: 113 min.
Story: When the daughter of a psychiatrist is kidnapped, he's horrified to discover that the abductors' demand is that he break through to a post traumatic stress disorder suffering young woman who knows a secret..
Style: rough, suspenseful, psychological, tense, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: psychiatrist, kidnapping, murder, race against time, haunted by the past, danger, police investigation, crimes, deadly, confined, criminal's revenge, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 1990s, 2000s, 90s, year 1991
Place: new york, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.3
 21K
Twisted (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Recently promoted and transferred to the homicide division, Inspector Jessica Shepard feels pressure to prove herself -- and what better way than by solving San Francisco's latest murder? However, as Shepard and her partner, Mike Delmarco, soon ...
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, realistic, bleak, tense ...
Plot: police investigation, serial killer, who done it, crimes, crime, policewoman, drugs/alcohol, dangerous attraction, law enforcement, murder mystery, who to trust, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.0
 5K
The Hunted (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 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: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, murder, martial arts, danger, master warrior, hitman, ninja, vengeance, crimes, mysterious character, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 8.1
 864K
Gone Girl (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.
Style: psychological, surprise ending, tense, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: mystery, missing person, police investigation, murder mystery, twists & turns, investigation, disappearance, missing wife, manipulation, femme fatale, adultery, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012, 2010s, 2000s
Place: missouri, usa, st. louis missouri, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.6
 63K
The Specialist (1994)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: May Munro is a woman obsessed with getting revenge on the people who murdered her parents when she was still a girl. She hires Ray Quick, a retired explosives expert to kill her parent's killers. When Ned Trent, embittered ex-partner of ...
Style: sexy, serious, tense, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, haunted by the past, explosive, assassination, revenge, deadly, rivalry, danger, tough heroes, organized crime, explosives expert, police investigation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s, 1990s, year 1994 ...
Place: miami, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Movie in collections
 4.5
 5K
The Courier (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A shady FBI agent recruits a courier to deliver a mysterious package to a vengeful master criminal who has recently resurfaced with a diabolical plan.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, captivating, twists and turns ...
Plot: hitman, danger, race against time, revenge, extortion, delivery, crimes, rivalry, track down, murder, betrayal, arms dealer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, las vegas, louisiana, new orleans, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.2
 76K
Broken City (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In a broken city rife with injustice, ex-cop Billy Taggart seeks redemption and revenge after being double-crossed and then framed by its most powerful figure, the mayor. Billy's relentless pursuit of justice, matched only by his streetwise ...
Style: rough, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, mayor, betrayal, politics, election, political corruption, crime, crimes, uncover truth, conspiracy, life turned upside down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, new orleans, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After several years of living with a cult, Martha finally escapes and calls her estranged sister, Lucy, for help. Martha finds herself at the quiet Connecticut home Lucy shares with her new husband, Ted, but the memories of what she experienced in ...
Style: psychological, tense, disturbing, bleak, twists and turns ...
Plot: hippie, paranoia, mind control, haunted by the past, society, life is a bitch, estrangement, runaway, cult, sister sister relationship, cult leader, socially awkward ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, connecticut, usa, new york state, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.8
 250K
Unknown (2011)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, France, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: An American biologist attending a conference in Berlin awakens from a coma after a car accident, only to discover that someone has taken his identity and that no one, not even his wife, believes him. With the help of an illegal immigrant and a ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, surprise ending, twist ending, mind bending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: memory loss, conspiracy, chase, uncover truth, coma, investigation, mysterious character, manipulations, danger, life turned upside down, disorder, hidden identity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, year 2011
Place: germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 8.4
 1.1M
Memento (2000)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Suffering short-term memory loss after a head injury, Leonard Shelby embarks on a grim quest to find the lowlife who murdered his wife in this gritty, complex thriller that packs more knots than a hangman's noose. To carry out his plan, Shelby ...
Style: psychological, surprise ending, twist ending, tense, mind bending ...
Plot: neo noir, plot twist, mystery, memory loss, twists & turns, uncover truth, paranoia, murder, manipulation, haunted by the past, amnesia, vengeance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Movie in collections
 8.1
 296K
Chinatown (1974)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Private eye Jake Gittes lives off of the murky moral climate of sunbaked, pre-World War II Southern California. Hired by a beautiful socialite to investigate her husband's extra-marital affair, Gittes is swept into a maelstrom of double ...
Style: twists and turns, bleak, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: neo noir, private detective, rape, investigation, surveillance, corruption, deception, investigator, femme fatale, tragic event, cover up, secret ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s, year 1937
Place: los angeles, california, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.6
 251K
Gone Baby Gone (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When 4 year old Amanda McCready disappears from her home and the police make little headway in solving the case, the girl's aunt, Beatrice McCready hires two private detectives, Patrick Kenzie and Angie Gennaro. The detectives freely admit that ...
Style: twist ending, disturbing, suspenseful, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: investigation, kidnapping, disappearance, pedophile, private detective, tragic event, life is a bitch, crimes, missing child, neo noir, conspiracy, peril ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.5
 124K
8MM (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A small, seemingly innocuous plastic reel of film leads surveillance specialist Tom Welles down an increasingly dark and frightening path. With the help of the streetwise Max, he relentlessly follows a bizarre trail of evidence to determine the fate ...
Style: disturbing, rough, captivating, suspense, twists and turns ...
Plot: pornography, investigation, obsession, private detective, crimes, violence, neo noir, danger, perversion, private investigator, s&m, mystery ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, pennsylvania, usa, cleveland ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.7
 92K
The Guest (2014)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A soldier introduces himself to the Peterson family, claiming to be a friend of their son who died in action. After the young man is welcomed into their home, a series of accidental deaths seem to be connected to his presence.
Style: tense, exciting, suspenseful, serious, captivating ...
Plot: soldier, danger, mysterious character, family in danger, family relations, ex soldier, family problems, dishonesty, murder, grief, killing spree, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, quarry, 80s
Place: usa, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Samantha Caine, suburban homemaker, is the ideal mom to her 8 year old daughter Caitlin. She lives in Honesdale, PA, has a job teaching school and makes the best Rice Krispie treats in town. But when she receives a bump on her head, she begins to ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: female assassin, memory loss, strong female lead, hitman, amnesia, chase, presumed dead, female protagonist, single mother, rogue agent, teacher, female killer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, pennsylvania, manhattan new york city, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.5
 29K
Spartan (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: U.S. government agent Scott is assigned to rescue the daughter of a high-ranking government official. As willing as he is to bend the rules to get things done, though, Scott is shocked to find that others are willing to go even further to protect a ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, suspense, intense, twists and turns ...
Plot: secret agents, secret service, investigation, rescue, undercover, race against time, secret agent, politics, danger, dishonesty, missing person, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: dubai, boston, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 4.7
 3K
The Outsider (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Revolves around a British military contractor Lex Walker who is told his daughter has died. When he arrives in Los Angeles and discovers the body is not hers, he begins an investigation.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, tense, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, investigation, missing person, martial arts, mercenary, kidnapping, family relations, vigilantism, parents and children, one man army, parent child relationship, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%