Movies like The Net 2016

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The Net (2016)
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The Net (2016)
Original name: 그물
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A poor North Korean fisherman finds himself an accidental defector, and is groomed to be a spy by an ambitious South Korean military officer.
Style: exciting, thought provoking, bleak, captivating, suspense, suspenseful, disturbing
Plot: politics, human rights, poverty, prostitute, spy, money, military, torture, fisherman, corruption, capitalism, murder, video surveillance, breakdown, husband wife relationship, korean, inter-korean relations, sex scene, border, hunger, freedom, boat, resistance, interrogation, toilet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: east asia, korea, south korea, seoul, north korea

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Most similar movies to The Net

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and bleak films with plots about crimes, murder, politics, life is a bitch, society, family relations and violence mostly in Drama, Thriller and Action genres. Some movies like The Net: One on One (2014), Samaritan Girl (2004), Breath (2007), Crocodile (1996), Steel Rain (2017). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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One on One (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 122 min.
Story: On May 9th, a female high school student was brutally murdered. There are 7 suspects and 7 shadows that terrorize them. Who are they and which one of them is you?
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, suspense, bleak ...
Plot: murder, crimes, danger, vigilantism, rivalry, vengeance, terrorist group, investigation, suspect, group of friends, strong violent content, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea, korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.1
 13K
Samaritan Girl (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Yeo-jin and Jae-yeong are two teenage girls who are trying to earn money for a trip to Europe. To reach this end, Jae-yeong is prostituting herself while Yeo-jin acts as her pimp, setting her up with the clients and staying on guard for the police. ...
Style: touching, serious, captivating, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: prostitute, murder, redemption, parents and children, vengeance, couples, friendship, love and romance, family relations, crimes, deadly, female friendship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: korea, germany, europe, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 6.9
 5K
Breath (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A love story involving a convicted prisoner who "slowly falls for a woman who decorates his prison cell".
Style: atmospheric, contemplative, realistic, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: love affair, prison, estrangement, unfulfillment, confined, suicide attempt, jail cell, singing in a car, prison guard, snowball fight, surveillance camera, prison life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south korea, asia, korea, seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 6.6
 2K
Crocodile (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Crocodile is a 1996 South Korean film. It was the directorial debut of Ki-duk Kim and stars Cho Jae-hyun as "Crocodile".The film tells the story of a man living at the edge of the Han River in Seoul, who saves a woman trying to commit ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, disturbing, bleak
Plot: suicide, friendship, mute or deaf, misfit, life is a bitch, betrayal, friends, performer's life, rape, violence, homelessness, underwater ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: seoul, korea, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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 7.1
 5K
Steel Rain (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A former agent from the North Korean intelligence and a senior member of the South Korean security services conduct a secret mission to prevent the breakout of a nuclear war on the Korean Peninsula.
Style: political thriller, psychological, captivating, tense, suspense
Plot: spy, nuclear war, danger, society, sting operation, rivalry, politics, crimes, u.s. army, nuclear, missile, coup d'etat ...
Time: 21st century
Place: north korea, south korea, seoul, east asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
1987: When the Day Comes (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In 1987 Korea, under an oppressive military regime, a college student gets killed during a police interrogation involving torture. Government of officials are quick to cover up the death and order the body to be cremated. A prosecutor who is ...
Style: tense, disturbing, psychological, sincere, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: historical event, democracy, protest, political corruption, torture, interrogation, cover up, police brutality, police investigation, disorder, brutality, murder ...
Time: 80s
Place: south korea, seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Perfect Number (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Based on the series by the popular Japanese novelist Keigo Higashino, this is a mystery drama that 'faithfully but freely' adapts the 3rd part in the series, . The story revolves around 3 characters: a woman who unwittingly killed her ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: investigation, buried truth, murder, hidden truth, human nature, moral dilemma, under the surface, teacher, friendship, death, law enforcement, mathematics ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.0
 2K
Birdcage Inn (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 105 min.
Story: With a red-light district in Seoul being demolished, the residents there find they have to relocate. Jin-a opts to leave Seoul and heads to the eastern city of Pohang. There she takes up residence in a boarding house run by a small family. Besides ...
Plot: prostitute, friendship, hotel, posing nude, solitude, eavesdropping, goldfish, attempted rape, shame
Place: seoul, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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The Spy Gone North (2018)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 137 min.
Story: In 1993, former military officer Suk-young Park is recruited as a spy by South Korea's National Intelligence Service, and given the code name "Black Venus". He is then sent to infiltrate a group of high-ranking North Korean officials ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, captivating, tense
Plot: undercover agent, spy, political campaign, political corruption, top secret, operation, undercover, double agent, dictatorship, government official, interrogation, military ...
Time: year 1993, 1990s, 90s, 2000s, year 1998 ...
Place: south korea, north korea, beijing china, asia, korea ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Address Unknown (2001)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: South Korea
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Romances end in blood and the frail hopes of individuals are torn apart in a vile karmic continuity of colonialism, civil war and occupation. After surviving Japanese colonization, Korea became the first war zone of the Cold War. The legacy of war ...
Style: sincere, psychological, serious, rough, emotional ...
Plot: life is a bitch, wartime life, haunted by the past, teenage life, love and romance, social misfits, youth, family relations, society, couple relations, rebellion, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.7
 3K
Commitment (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The son of a North Korean spy decides to follow in his father's footsteps to protect his little sister. After his father’s botched espionage mission, North Korean Myung-hoon and his young sister Hye-in are sent to a labor prison camp. In ...
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, suspense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: secret agents, spy, hitman, track down, danger, espionage, undercover, deadly, murder, secret mission, assassin, kidnapping ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: seoul, asia, korea, north korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.1
 228
One Man's War (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Mexico
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Anthony Hopkins plays an English medical doctor living with his family in Paraguay and treating the poor people from the surroundings, who has his life turned upside down when his son was mysteriously murdered in what could have been an attack to ...
Style: political drama
Plot: politics, political activist, revenge, murder, corruption, justice, obsession, politician, confrontation, political unrest, oppression, military ...
Place: paraguay
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.3
 89
Clash (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 60 min.
Story: "Engwkentro" follows two teenage brothers attempting to escape an unnamed city controlled by an iron-fisted mayor. They must first break away from the cycle of crime, while trying to run from rival gang leaders and the state's ...
Style: rough, disturbing, tense, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, politics, mayor, moral dilemma, vigilantism, social decay, juvenile delinquency, police corruption, urban ghetto life, life is a bitch, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: the philippines, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.0
 13K
The Isle (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Mute Hee-Jin is working as a clerk in a fishing resort in the Korean wilderness; selling baits, food and occasionally her body to the fishing tourists. One day she falls in love to Hyun-Shik, who is on the run for the police and rescues him with a ...
Style: disturbing, enigmatic, brutal, erotic, harsh ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sexualized violence, prostitute, island, lifestyle, fish, violence, suicide attempt, insanity, murder, mute, fishing, sex ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
We Are Never Alone (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Czech Republic
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Somewhere in the middle of nowhere in the Czech provinces, a handful of people come together: a paranoid prison guard, his hypochondriac neighbour and the latter’s silent, despairing wife, a lovesick nightclub manager and a stripper who is a ...
Style: rough, bleak, disturbing, complex, suspenseful ...
Plot: teenager, paranoid, neighbor neighbor relationship, hypochondriac, family relations, money, boy, gypsy, pimp, dysfunctional family, jail, corpse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.5
 754
High Society (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The story of the journey of married couple up the social latter. The husband is professor at Seoul National University who is running for the National Assembly, and his wife is a painter.
Style: disturbing, tense, captivating, exciting
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, society, youth, family relations, relationships, money, contests and competitions, couples, romance, escapades, family life, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.9
 75
Dance Town (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A North Korean refugee, Jung-Nim, is trying to find a new life in South Korea, with people suspecting that she is a spy.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, touching, bleak ...
Plot: starting over, social differences, couples, injustice, life is a bitch, state affairs, dishonesty, society, forceful separation, political corruption, human nature, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, north korea, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Pinochet's Last Stand (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 77 min.
Story: In 1998 former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet visits Britain for medical treatment. On being tipped off, Amnesty International seize the chance to bring to justice a man they insist is guilty of multiple human rights violations. The newly-elected ...
Style: disturbing, atmospheric, thought provoking, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: politics, extradition, rebellion, state affairs, life is a bitch, against humanity, society, legal, downfall, dishonesty, human rights, dictator ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1998
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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The Coast Guard (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: South Korea
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An overzealous soldier mentally deteriorates after killing an innocent man he thought was a spy.
Style: bleak, psychological, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: mistaken identity, soldier, insanity, military life, murder, social relations, disorder, crimes, obsession, mental illness, brother sister relationship, rape ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, korea, south korea, seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.2
 14K
Pieta (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A loan shark is forced to reconsider his violent lifestyle after the arrival of a mysterious woman claiming to be his long-lost mother.
Style: bleak, tense, disturbing, serious, rough ...
Plot: mother son incest, life is a bitch, criminal heroes, uncover truth, mother son reunion, family reunited, family relations, redemption, mysterious character, vengeance, merciless, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seoul, korea, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.4
 6K
The Circle (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, Italy, Switzerland
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Various women struggle to function in the oppressively sexist society of contemporary Iran.
Style: thought provoking, bleak, sincere, contemplative, disturbing ...
Plot: on the run, prostitute, rebellion, life is a bitch, pregnancy, politics, friendship, injustice, society, abortion, women's rights, discrimination ...
Time: 70s
Place: iran, middle east, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.6
 758
Poongsan (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Poongsan has the unenviable - and death-defying - job of delivering messages across the North and South Korean border to separated families. When South Korean government agents ask him to smuggle in In-ok, the lover of a high-ranking North Korean ...
Style: exciting, realistic, suspenseful, captivating, tense ...
Plot: rescue, fall in love, espionage, romance, undercover, rivalry, on the run, danger, life is a bitch, daring rescue, woman in danger, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, north korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 8.4
 2K
Natarang (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Guna is a village labourer in the hinterlands of Maharashtra. Holding a passion for the 'tamasha' theatre shows, he decides to start his own troupe. Instead of the prestigious role of the king he always dreamed of, he ends up having to ...
Style: thought provoking, captivating, suspense, disturbing
Plot: politics, husband wife relationship, dancing, theater, theatrical troupe, sabotage, dancer, death of father, village, father son relationship, loss of job, effeminacy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 6.4
 49
Cafe Seoul (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan, South Korea
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Jun, a Japanese freelance reporter, discovers hidden gem of Korean traditional bakery "Moran-dang" by chance in the middle of the city of Seoul, while covering stories of the city. Moran-dang takes him back to his memory of childhood and ...
Style: realistic, touching, captivating, psychological, sentimental ...
Plot: friendship, family relations, family business, restaurant, crimes, friends, cooking and food, training, lawsuit, crime boss, save the day, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: seoul, south korea, asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.4
 5K
Moebius (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A wife, overwhelmed with hatred for her husband, inflicts an unspeakable wound on their son, as the family heads towards horrific destruction.
Style: psychological, disturbing, semi serious, serious, rough ...
Plot: mother son incest, prison rape, sexual abuse, vengeance, dysfunctional family, perversion, infidelity, human nature, strong sexual content, family problems, redemption, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea, seoul, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.1
 589
Afterburn (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Based on a true story, one woman takes on the U.S. military and General Dynamics; maker of the F-16, thought to be the very best tactical fighter in the world. Air Force Captain Theodore T. Harduvel was one of the best F-16 pilots the U.S. had to ...
Style: captivating, disturbing, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: state affairs, law enforcement, heroes, dishonesty, hopes, politics, righting the wronged, military, rivalry, investigation, fighting the system, danger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.8
 638
War Book (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In a contemporary Commons briefing room, a government minister and several aids enact the ‘war book’ exercise: a protocol written in the 1950s which is periodically played out to test post-nuclear scenarios. Low-budget but high-concept, War Book ...
Style: serious, tense, bleak, suspenseful, thought provoking ...
Plot: apocalypse, politics, danger, chaos, international crisis, state affairs, control room, international relations, terrorism, end of the world, nuclear war, government official ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, india, london, pakistan, mumbai india
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Bless You, Prison (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Romania
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Based on Nicole Valery-Grossu's European best seller autobiographic novel "Bless you, prison", the film is a true story, with real events and characters. A young intellectual woman, Nicole is arrested. There follow three months of ...
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, uplifting, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: prison, confined, rebellion, human spirit, prison life, survival, captivity, religions or cults, politics, society, rebelliousness, stalinism ...
Time: 50s
Place: europe, romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.7
 2K
The Unjust (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A series of murders holds the nation in its sway and the longer the police fail to catch the murderer, the more the public begins to panic. Choi, a highly successful investigator whose methods have always held him back from promotion, senses that ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, rough, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, serial killer, police detective, frame up, intrigue, legal, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, crimes, police corruption, police investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Where Is Kyra? (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Pushed to the brink after losing her job, a woman struggles to survive. As the months pass and her troubles deepen, she embarks on a perilous and mysterious journey that threatens to usurp her life.
Style: captivating, melancholic, suspenseful, bleak, suspense ...
Plot: name calling, poverty, husband wife relationship, police detective, death of mother, mother daughter relationship, pregnancy, african american, drinking, waitress, anger, eviction notice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brooklyn new york city, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%