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Athena: Goddess of War (2010)
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Athena: Goddess of War (2010)
Original name: 아테나: 전쟁의 여신
Genre: Action, Romance, Thriller
Country: South Korea
TV show
Story: Athena: Goddess of War is a South Korean espionage television drama series broadcast by SBS in 2010 and a spin-off of 2009's Iris. Budgeted at ₩20 billion like its predecessor, the two series are among the most expensive Korean dramas ever produced. Starring Jung Woo-sung, Cha Seung-won, Soo Ae, and Lee Ji-ah, the series premiered in December 2010 after filming in a number of overseas locations, including Italy, New Zealand, Japan, and the United States. The series is set in the same universe as its predecessor, allowing for select characters from Iris to reprise their roles throughout the story.
Style: exciting, rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, romantic
Plot: terrorism, heroes, undercover, secret agents, agent, political conspiracy, crimes, espionage, rivalry, assassination, government agency, wooing, state affairs, spy, love triangle, government, counter terrorism, war on terror, terrorist, special agents, fighting crime, romantic relationship, love and romance, showdown, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, korea

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and exciting films and TV series with plots about danger, undercover, heroes, chases and races, crimes, government agency and rivalry mostly in Action, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like Athena: Goddess of War: City Hunter (2011), Iris (2009), Iris: The Movie (2010), The Foreigner (2003), Secret Reunion (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Duration: 60 min.
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Iris (2009)
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Duration: 60 min.
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Iris: The Movie (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Hyunjun and Sawoo, close friends and rivals from the South Korean special forces, are recruited by the secret agency NSS. They both fall for Seunghee, the beautiful but lethal profiling specialist at NSS. When they are faced against each other in a ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, captivating, tense, realistic ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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67%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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30%
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28%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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24%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
23%