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Insadong Scandal (2009)
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Insadong Scandal (2009)
Original name: 인사동 스캔들
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A fabled painting from royal palace was discovered after 400 years. Once properly restored, it could fetch at least $40 million in the international auction market. Bae is the owner of the gallery which possesses the painting. She scouts top-tier restoration artist Lee to work on the painting. With Lee's expert stroke, the controversy surrounding the painting is slowly unveiled. As the painting's true form is restored, art experts in Korea hold a collective breath. Little do they know that they're only a part of a bigger scheme.
Style: tense, captivating, suspense, twists and turns, humorous, exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: heist, crimes, amateur detective, dishonesty, art, forgery, forger, auction, gallery, recovery, escapades, danger, rivalry, heroes, performer's life, criminal heroes, crime gone awry, police, painting, smuggling, gambler, gambling debt, flashback
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea, asia, korea, seoul

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, realistic, serious and tense films with plots about crimes, crime, dishonesty, heist, rivalry, danger and criminal heroes mostly in Crime, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like Insadong Scandal: Cash (2007), Street Thief (2006), One on One (2014), 2:22 (2008), The Last Diamond (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Cash (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 137 min.
Story: 'Cash' is a high octane heist thriller set in Cape Town, South Africa.The film revolves around an ace con artist,(Ajay Devgan) who hires a set of top notch robbers (Esha Deol, Zayed Khan, Dia Mirza and Riteish Deshmukh) to steal a set of ...
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: heist, rivalry, cons and scams, crimes, forgery, betrayal, dishonesty, caper, diamond, gang, escapades, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, africa, south africa, asia
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Street Thief (2006)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Kaspar Carr is a professional burglar who lives and works in Chicago. Carr loves his job and is good at it, and two documentary filmmakers are granted access to his private world when he agrees to let them make a film about him.
Style: tense, realistic, captivating, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: heist, crimes, thief, planning, hold up, safecracker, escapades, rivalry, danger, crime, double agent, petty criminal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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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, vigilantism, danger, crimes, vengeance, rivalry, terrorist group, investigation, high school student, suspect, group of friends, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea, korea, asia
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2:22 (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The plan was easy; the job was not. On a snowy night a tight crew of four criminals plan to pull off a routine heist. When things go horribly wrong, friendship, loyalty and trust are pushed to the limit.
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, disorder, crime gone awry, confined, criminal heroes, dishonesty, crimes, crime boss, suspect, profanity, hotel, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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The Last Diamond (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Luxembourg, Belgium
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Simon, a burglar on probation, agreed to go on the biggest shot of his life: The flight of the "Florentine", a mythical diamond set auction by its owners. To succeed, he must approach Julia, expert diamond for sale which is a considerable ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating ...
Plot: heist, fall in love, crimes, thief, hidden identity, criminal heroes, betrayal, corruption, diamond, danger, dishonesty, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, antwerp
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Hard Boiled Sweets (2012)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Ex-con Johnny is forced into pulling a heist he wants nothing to do with. Mob boss ‘Shrewd’ Eddie has one million is dirty cash stashed at his home, just waiting to be stolen. But what Johnny doesn’t know is that seven other very dangerous ...
Style: captivating, suspense, psychological, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, heist, crimes, rivalry, money, cons and scams, pimp, mob boss, danger, murder, escapades, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england
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Black (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A Senegalese bank-robber born and raised in France is getting over a disastrous heist. As he considers going straight, his cousin calls him from Dakar with an easy opportunity.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic
Plot: bank, interpol, criminal heroes, heist, escapades, crimes, crime, danger, crime gone awry, arms dealer, disorder, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, africa
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The Rise (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A young man recently released from prison recruits his three best friends to rob the local drug kingpin who is responsible for his incarceration.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, revenge, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, one more chance, friends, renewed love, frame up, cons and scams, law enforcement, betrayal, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, yorkshire, northern england
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66%
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Special 26 (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 144 min.
Story: In the early 1980s in India, a group of con artists rob well-known businessmen and politicians by posing as officers of the Central Bureau of Intelligence or income tax officials. The gang stages fake raids during which they steal great amounts of ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspense, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: heist, cons and scams, crimes, corruption, partners in crime, theft, dishonesty, robbery, impersonation, con artists, danger, criminal heroes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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All the Best (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 165 min.
Story: After his hatred of dishonesty costs him his job, an embittered man goes over to the dark side and plots to rob the bank he once managed.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, surprise ending, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, bank, crimes, crime, crime gone awry, vengeance, mental illness, criminal heroes, on the run, rivalry, dishonesty, revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Tommy (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Sri Lanka
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After a year abroad Estelle returns home to collect her husband's share of the loot from a major robbery.
Style: tense, serious, captivating, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: crimes, heist, family relations, siblings relations, parents and children, couples, danger, rivalry, graphic violence, criminal heroes, strong female presence
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Tell (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Ethan Tell is a small time crook who makes a big-time score when he steals 1 million dollars. Ironically, his life radically changes for the worst when he discovers that stealing the money was the easy part and he now must keep his partner, his ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, serious, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, crimes, life turned upside down, danger, rivalry, on the run, dishonesty, going straight, chases and races, graphic violence, sexual content, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Daylight Robbery (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Alex masterminds an ambitious plan to steal millions of untraceable cash that is stacked in the underground vaults of The London Exchange Bank, waiting for its last journey, Incineration. Lucky, Matty, Terry, Chubby, Norman and Jay make up his ...
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, airport, hostage, bank, crimes, gang, isolation, cons and scams, chase, rivalry, world cup, caper ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, london, england, europe, monaco
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54%
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Moss (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 163 min.
Story: Hae Gook (Park Hae Il) travels to a reclusive village to attend his father's funeral. He wants to find out the reason behind his father's strange death, but the villagers, in particular village chief Cheon (Jung Jae Young), seem to be ...
Style: atmospheric, twists and turns, tense, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: intrigue, crimes, uncover truth, mystery, under the surface, social relations, riddles and clues, village, rivalry, mysterious character, dishonesty, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Walking Vengeance (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain, Mexico
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Frantic to be free of Felix, her wealthy but drunken and violent drug-lord husband, Ana (Elena Anaya) tricks her fresh-from-prison sister, Aurora (Ariadna Gil), and two other ex-partners in crime into coming to her aid. Now that their crew is ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, stylized, realistic
Plot: vengeance, danger, gangsters, family problems, heist, family relations, cons and scams, criminal heroes, dishonesty, partners, crimes, strong female character ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Darkness Falls (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Belgium, USA, France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: After his wife's suicide, Detective Jeff Anderson becomes convinced that she has been murdered. Obsessed with his investigation, he finds out that his wife was the victim of a team of father-and-son serial killers and sets out to stop them.
Style: exciting, suspense, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: team, violence, crimes, partners in crime, danger, heist, police detective, perfect crime
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Fate (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Four friends bound by destiny and unbeatable in the dark world. When a casino attack goes wrong as a result of betrayal, fate turns them into enemies. Now, forced to aim the gun at each other's hearts, their unavoidable battle begins.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: betrayal, heist, vengeance, rivalry, casino, dishonesty, gang, crimes, haunted by the past, destiny, gangsters, caper ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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13 m? (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Jose is looking for a way out of his small time banlieue deals. When he overhears a conversation between his girlfriend and his step-brother,he might just have found a very lucrative way.Together with his two best friends,he decides to attack an ...
Style: tense, suspense, captivating, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, crime gone awry, heist, confined, crimes, disorder, partners, hiding place, police, gun, paranoia, trust ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Black & White (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Rajan Mathur (Anil Kapoor) is a Professor in Urdu literature in Dr. Zakir Hussain's College. He resides in Chandni Chowk with his activist wife, Roma Mathur (Shefali Shah). Professor Mathur comes across a young boy called Numair Qazi (Anurag ...
Style: captivating, realistic, tense, suspense, psychological ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new delhi, india, asia
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48%
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Ready 2 Die (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: After a violent bank robbery, the trio of hoods make their way across East L.A. carrying a blood-soaked bag of money. When word gets out, they must fend off gangs and crooked cops alike as they strive to keep the loot and stay alive.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, gang, murder, heist, dishonesty, on the run, crimes, crime gone awry, deadly, danger, gangsters, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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45%
The Second Wind (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 155 min.
Story: Gu, a famous gangster, has just escaped from jail. All french police is after him. Before leaving the country with Manouche, the woman he loves, Gu needs a final job to get some money. The job works, but a police's scheming makes Gu appear as a ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: heist, gangsters, criminal heroes, dishonesty, crimes, law enforcement, crime, escaped convict, betrayal, hold up, righting the wronged, escape ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Colour of the Truth (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A man becomes a cop in order to take down the police superintendent who may have killed his father, and that of a vengeful Triad boss.
Style: exciting, suspense, captivating, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.4
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Election 2 (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 93 min.
Story: As election time nears, current Triad chairman Lok (Simon Yam) faces competition from his godsons. At the same time, Jimmy (Louis Koo) looks to increase his business relations with mainland China.
Style: serious, suspenseful, captivating, rough, realistic ...
Plot: election, triad, organized crime, henchman, rules and policies, rivalry, dishonesty, criminal heroes, crimes, gangsters, ambition, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Cha cha cha (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An accident involving a 16-years old prompts private eye Corso to an investigation that will unearth a deep web of corruption in today's Rome.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating, twists and turns ...
Plot: private detective, murder, uncover truth, investigation, dishonesty, rivalry, crimes, intrigue, nothing to lose, conspiracy, state affairs, male objectification ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Cash Truck (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In France, the disturbed and mysterious Alexandre Demarre is hired as security guard for the Vigilante armored truck company earning 1,200 euros per month and lodges in a hotel nearby the company for 1,450 euros for a month. He becomes close to his ...
Style: tense, rough, suspenseful, suspense, serious ...
Plot: heist, mysterious character, hidden identity, vengeance, danger, workplace, crimes, dishonesty, rivalry, vengeful fired employee, workplace intrigue, armored car robbery ...
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Puzzle (2006)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Five strangers, each with his own special talents, are recruited by the mysterious 'X'. They do not know why they are brought together, but nonetheless agree to a series of potentially lucrative schemes. A planned bank robbery goes awry ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, crime gone awry, heist, master criminal, suspicion, undercover, deadly, danger, unlikely criminals, dishonesty, confined, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Across the Line: The Exodus of Charlie Wright (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The story centers on Charlie, a Los Angeles billionaire financial whiz who goes into self-imposed exile in Tijuana after his empire is revealed to have been a Ponzi scheme. While looking for the woman he abandoned there 25 years before, Charlie is ...
Style: serious, exciting, captivating, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: track down, crimes, gangsters, danger, on the run, rivalry, special agents, police corruption, vengeance, law enforcement, cons and scams, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, mexico, los angeles, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 2.6
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Bank Roll (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Set in present day Burbank, California and the surrounding San Fernando Valley area, . BENNY BIG-TIME (The BBT) learns his brother has been arrested on suspicion of a few recent bank robberies. With every bit of the life savings he's socked ...
Style: humorous, light, captivating, tense, rough ...
Plot: heist, bank, crimes, crime gone awry, on the run, stalking, caper, underground, danger, friendship, criminal heroes, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 3.4
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Decisions (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a group of friends decide to pull a bank heist to get out from underneath their money troubles. They quickly discover that things can unravel in a hurry! A compromised LAPD Detective (Corey Haim) on the take with a crime syndicate figure want ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: crimes, crime gone awry, police corruption, disorder, urban ghetto, law enforcement, friendship, danger, rivalry, profanity, sexual content, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.0
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On the Job (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Philippines
Duration: 118 min.
Story: On The Job is about the ambitions and passions of four men trying to make a living, for themselves and their families. It shows the parallels between two prison inmates who are contract killers, and the two agents of the law investigating the ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, crimes, gangsters, assassination, honest law enforcer, danger, corrupt law enforcer, corruption, deadly, dishonesty, criminal heroes, politics ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: the philippines, asia, manila philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%