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The King (2017)
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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: politics, prosecutor, lawyer, friendship, politician, corruption, election, murder, bribery, sexual fantasy, gangster, fight, drinking, fistfight
Place: south korea

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and rough films with plots about murder, corruption, politics, gangster, fight, police and politician mostly in Drama, Action and Crime genres. Some movies like The King: Asura: The City of Madness (2016), A Dirty Carnival (2006), Apaharan (2005), The Unjust (2010), Perseguida (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Asura: The City of Madness (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime
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Duration: 136 min.
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Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 141 min.
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The Unjust (2010)
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Duration: 119 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama, Action, Crime
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Duration: 86 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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