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Hwayi: A Monster Boy (2013)
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Hwayi: A Monster Boy (2013)
Original name: 화이: 괴물을 삼킨 아이
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A 5 member gang, led by Seok-Tae (Kim Yun-Seok), kidnaps a baby boy named Hwa-Yi and raises the baby like their own son. The baby boy is now 17 years old (Yeo Jin-Goo) and has turned into a lethal killer. Taking part in his father's gang, Hwa-Yi learns about his own past. Hwa-Yi pulls out his gun to find out who he really is.
Style: exciting, tense, captivating, suspense, psychological, psychotronic
Plot: revenge, child abduction, criminal, deception, chase, gunfight, teenage boy, investigation, murder, human monster, crime family, parents and children, gang, hitman, danger, crimes, assassin, teenage protagonist, teenager, monster, police, violence, schizophrenia, death, hospital ...
Place: korea

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out tense, suspense, exciting and captivating films with plots about crimes, murder, danger, revenge, violence, chase and gunfight mostly in Crime, Thriller and Action genres. Some movies like Hwayi: A Monster Boy: Believer (2018), A Hard Day (2014), No Tears for the Dead (2014), Deliver Us from Evil (2020), Big B (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Believer (2018)
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Duration: 123 min.
Story: A detective goes undercover in a drug ring and allies with a member of the drug ring in order to take it down.
Style: captivating, tense, exciting, psychological, suspense
Plot: master villain, undercover cop, drug dealer, drug cartel, mysterious past, impersonation, fighting crime, investigation, danger, gang leader, crimes, murder ...
Place: south korea
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A Hard Day (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 111 min.
Story: On the way to his mother’s funeral, a detective accidentally hits a person with his car. He takes the body with him and puts it into his mother’s coffin. The moment he feels relieved, he receives a call. This caller insists that he saw the ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, suspense, tense ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: south korea, asia, korea, tokyo
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No Tears for the Dead (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Abandoned by his mother shortly after immigrating to America, Gon is raised by the mafia and grows up to become a cold-blooded hitman. Though usually flawless in taking out his targets, Gon makes a terrible mistake of killing an innocent young girl. ...
Style: suspense, disturbing, exciting, psychological
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Place: south korea, usa
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Deliver Us from Evil (2020)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In-nam (HWANG Jung-min) is a Korean hitman living in Japan who completes what he has decided will be his final job. But soon after, he learns that the daughter of a woman from his past (CHOI Hee-seo), who now lives in Thailand, has been kidnapped. ...
Style: tense, suspense, intense, rough
Audience: boys' night
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Big B (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
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Duration: 130 min.
Story: Big B is a 2007 Malayalam action-thriller film co-written and directed by Amal Neerad, starring Mammootty in the title role.
Style: tense, captivating, suspense, exciting
Plot: murder, revenge, adoptive mother, social worker, corrupt politician, gang war, gangsters, crimes, investigation, danger, brother brother relationship, bodyguard ...
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Johan Falk: Slutet (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The unknown, large mafia organization is now showing its true face. The pressure that GSI and John Falk and his family have put on the organization, makes them fight back on all fronts. The rule book is thrown out. But to go after Johan Falk's ...
Style: psychological, tense, exciting, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: police, criminal underworld, mafia, organized crime, gunfight, police officer killed, murder, police procedural, torture, mercilessness, society, heroes ...
Time: 21st century
Place: europe
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V.I.P. (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 128 min.
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Style: psychological, captivating, tense, suspense, neo noir ...
Plot: runaway, investigation, crimes, injustice, maniac, murderer, revenge, murder, rivalry, politics, intrigue, violence ...
Time: 21st century
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Term Life (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: If Nick Barrow can stay alive for 21 days, he'll die happy. Everyone Nick knows wants him dead; Mob bosses, contract killers, and dirty cops. Performing the last act of a desperate man, Nick takes out a million dollar insurance policy on ...
Style: captivating, sincere, exciting, tense, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: gunfight, father daughter relationship, mafia, criminal gang, crimes, struggle for survival, danger, deadly, self sacrifice, survival, gang, criminal ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s
Place: atlanta georgia
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Maria (2019)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Philippines
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a former BlackRose cartel assassin deliberately betrays them by refusing to complete her mission, the cartel orders her execution. Unbeknownst to them, she fakes her own death and is able to create a new life of her own. When the cartel ...
Style: tense, brutal, captivating, exciting
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Time: contemporary
Place: the philippines
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The Chaser (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Joong-ho is a dirty detective turned pimp in financial trouble as several of his girls have recently disappeared without clearing their debts. While trying to track them down, he finds a clue that the vanished girls were all called up by the same ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, disturbing, bleak, suspense ...
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Style: tense, suspense, psychological, captivating
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Style: exciting, captivating, tense, suspense, realistic ...
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The Plagues of Breslau (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
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Duration: 110 min.
Story: Every day at 6 pm a serial killer kills another person. Police officer Helena Rus thinks the killings are done by one man only and decides to reveal the killer's identity by getting back in 18th century history of the city.
Style: captivating, tense, twists and turns, psychological, suspense ...
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