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The King (2017)
 6.7
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The King (2017)
Original name: 더 킹
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Born in a poor family, Tae-su learns that the power is the most important thing in life and decides to become a prosecutor, the biggest symbol of power in the 90’s. After entering the most prestigious law school, experiencing democratic resistance in Korea, Tae-su finally reaches his goal of becoming a prosecutor but his life is no better than a salary man. By chance, he joins a clique of the powerful prosecutors with wealth and authority. He finally gets a taste of a life of the top hierarchy, but as he enjoys the sweetness of supremacy, he also sees the cruel side of it.
Plot: prosecutor, politics, gangsters, fight, lawyer, friendship, politician, corruption, election, murder, bribery, sexual fantasy, drinking, gangster, fistfight
Place: busan, south korea

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and suspense films with plots about murder, politics, gangsters, corruption, crimes, gangster and rivalry mostly in Drama, Action and Crime genres. Some movies like The King: Asura: The City of Madness (2016), A Dirty Carnival (2006), Apaharan (2005), Lucifer (2019), Perseguida (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Asura: The City of Madness (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 136 min.
Story: A shady cop finds himself in over his head when he gets caught between Internal Affairs and the city’s corrupt mayor, in this scintillating crime drama from Korean maestro Kim Sung-soo (The Warrior).
Plot: prosecutor, police, politics, extreme violence, hit in the face, violence, shot in the chest, criminal, car accident, drugs, death, mayor ...
Place: south korea, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
A Dirty Carnival (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Byung-du is a 29-year-old career criminal, working for the middle-rank enforcer Sang-chul. Burdened with a terminally ill mother and taking care of younger siblings, Byung-du is feeling financial pressure as a substitute patriarch. When the big boss ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 7.4
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Apaharan (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 173 min.
Story: Story of a tumultuous and complex relationship between a father (Mohan Agashe) and son (Ajay Devgan), set against the backdrop of a thriving kidnapping industry in the Hindi heartland of Bihar.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 7.5
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Lucifer (2019)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 175 min.
Story: In God's own country, the supreme leader of the ruling party dies, leaving a huge vacuum, not only in the electoral and leadership sphere of the party but also that of the state. In the inevitable succession squabble and the power struggle that ...
Style: tense, exciting, suspenseful, serious, surprise ending
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⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 5.5
 23
Perseguida (1991)
Genre: Drama, Action, Crime
Country: Mexico
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A journalist Lorena and her friend photographer Raul decide to try to take an interview from influential politician Hermenegildo Parra. After several unsuccessful attempts they decide to break into his house and make some photos there but when they ...
Plot: kidnapping, murder, newspaper, politics, picture, chase, female reporter, pursuit, jail, jail cell, printing press, political
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 162 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.7
 2K
The Unjust (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 119 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
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Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
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Time: 1940s, 70s, 50s, 40s, 1950s
Place: boston, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 7.3
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Friend (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The film follows the lives of four childhood friends: Joon-seok, the leader, whose father is a powerful mob boss; Dong-su, whose father is an undertaker; class clown Jung-ho; and Sang-taek, an exemplary student. The story is the director's ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, serious, rough, realistic ...
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Time: 70s, 80s, 90s, 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 8.0
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Shiva (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 161 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 155 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Ninja Powerforce (1988)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 89 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 598
Rokonok (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Young honest public official is sworn in after his predecessor had to leave due to a corruption scandal. Soon, the young idealist discovers just how far-reaching the corruption is in his town and how easy it is to become corrupt yourself.
Plot: politics, election, train, corruption, voting, family relations, pig, suicide attempt, gun
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Gangster Land (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.9
 4K
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Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 6.0
 114
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Traffic Department (2012)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Ladies Max (1996)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.6
 806
The Bodyguards (1993)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Country: South Korea
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⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.4
 757
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Duration: 164 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.0
 3K
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Country: South Korea
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⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.9
 102
Southwest (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Plot: corruption, prostitute, rape, murder, mayor, election, politics, truth, brawl, surveillance, gossip, adopted son ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Tycoon: A New Russian (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Russia, France, Germany
Duration: 128 min.
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Style: serious, cynical, suspenseful, realistic, biting ...
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Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.2
 75K
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: twists and turns, suspenseful, rough, 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, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, new orleans, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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