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Man on High Heels (2014)
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Man on High Heels (2014)
Original name: 하이힐
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Ji-wook is a cold-blooded detective who would brutally assault and stop at nothing to catch criminals. However, despite her perfectly masculine appearance, Ji-wook struggles with a secret desire to be a woman. At last, Ji-wook decides to transition. However, a gang Ji-wook brutally arrested by force plots revenge against him. While Ji-wook resigns and secretly dreams of transitioning into a woman, people close to her get caught up in a conspiracy and killed. When the one person he must protect, Jang-mi, also falls in danger, Ji-wook faces a crossroads in making his choice.
Style: exciting, psychological, tense, captivating, neo noir
Plot: transvestism, transsexual, gay, police, gang, revenge, hostage, car accident, flashback, cross dressing, lgbt, crimes, lgbtq, love and romance, gays and lesbians, male nudity, gangsters, martial arts, fight, hospital, transvestite, elevator, rain, nightclub, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south korea, seoul

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out tense, captivating, realistic and exciting films with plots about crimes, danger, rivalry, gang, murder, blood and gangsters mostly in Action, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Man on High Heels: Another Public Enemy (2005), The City Is Mine (2008), Kaththi (2014), Night in Paradise (2020), I Am a Red Man (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Another Public Enemy (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 148 min.
Story: Things start to heat up when public prosecutor Kang takes on the case of Han Sang-woo, a former high school classmate and the future chairman of the Myung-Sun Foundation. Despite his innocent facade, Kang's old friend looks to be guilty of ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, south korea
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The City Is Mine (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young man coming home after serving time in the penitentiary finds his city in control by local thugs, stops at nothing to gain sole control of a city he feels is rightfully his.
Style: captivating, suspense, tense, exciting, realistic ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Soo: Revenge for a Twisted Fate (2007)
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: tense, exciting, suspense, captivating, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, hidden identity, escapades, gang, crimes, haunted by the past, murder, track down, manhunt, rivalry, martial arts, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea, asia, korea
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Kaththi (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 166 min.
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Style: exciting, captivating, psychological, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Night in Paradise (2020)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 131 min.
Story: An assassin named Tae-goo is offered a chance to switch sides with his rival Bukseong gang, headed by Chairman Doh. Tae-goo rejects the offer that results in the murder of his sister and niece. In revenge, Tae-goo brutally kills Chairman Doh and his ...
Style: tense, suspense, captivating, noir, brutal
Plot: revenge, crimes, massacre, extreme violence, bandit, criminal gang, gang war, criminal's revenge, crime family, relationship problems, lifestyle change, outlaw gang ...
Place: south korea, jeju island
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I Am a Red Man (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 149 min.
Story: Indran suffers from narcolepsy, a sleep disorder that makes him fall asleep at the slightest excitement. He meets Meera and they fall in love but one night, they are attacked by unknown persons. Indran panics and goes into sleep, while Meera is ...
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Baseline (2010)
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Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The Baseline is the centre of the East London grime club scene and the queue regularly stretches around the block. Danny works on the door - breaking up fights and managing drunk kids. However, when he rescues Terry, the club owner and local gang ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, captivating, exciting, tense ...
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Place: england, london
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Scorpion (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Featuring a mix of Thai Boxing and Ultimate Fighting, SCORPION has been dubbed The French Fight Club. It stars Jerome Le Banner, who is also known as Hyper Battle Cyborg and The Bulldog of Paris, a true kickboxer, famous for his aggressive style - ...
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, psychological, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kickboxing, rivalry, crimes, redemption, underground fighting, imprisonment, contests and competitions, empire, performer's life, athlete's life, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
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The Merciless (2017)
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Honor (2006)
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Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
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Style: exciting, suspense, captivating, psychological, tense ...
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Duration: 86 min.
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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The Zero Hour (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
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Duration: 100 min.
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Style: realistic, tense, captivating, exciting, suspense ...
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Place: venezuela, latin america
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Duration: 93 min.
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