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Parallel Life (2010)
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Parallel Life (2010)
Original name: 평행이론
Genre: Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Kin Suk-hyun is Korea’s youngest appointed criminal court head judge, very famous for his rational rulings. It is before his court that the case of distinguished mathematics professor Sohn Ki-chul’s murder of his wife is presented. While examining Sohn’s file, Suk-hyun finds Sohn’s life unbelievably parallels Kurt Gödel’s. But Kim believes fate is what one makes of it, and just regards Sohnn as a crazy old professor who killed his wife. One day, Suk-hyun gets a strange phone call threatening the lives of his wife, yoon-kyung, and his young daughter. Before long, yoon-kyung turns up dead, and Sohn dies of starvation-just like Gödel.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating, exciting, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, psychopath, danger, crimes, haunted by the past, law enforcement, judge, husband wife relationship, murder, threat to kill, partners, crime, graphic violence, unlikely partners, deadly, criminal's revenge, partners against crime, profanity, assassin, past, deja vu
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea, asia, korea

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and tense films with plots about crimes, danger, deadly, murder, graphic violence, vengeance and rivalry mostly in Thriller, Action and Crime genres. Some movies like Parallel Life: Howling (2012), The Devil's Dominoes (2008), The Contract (1999), Impunity (2014), Bad Karma (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Howling (2012)
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Duration: 114 min.
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea, asia, korea
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The Devil's Dominoes (2008)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: tense, psychological, captivating, suspense, serious ...
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The Contract (1999)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Anna has a bad week. Her boss is a pain to her, as is the grocery store clerk. Her friend was bad to her, her husband couldn't take his eyes off a waitress, and her babysitter annoyed her. One night at the local pub, she tells a man about her ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, rough, scary ...
Plot: murder, vengeance, danger, deadly, mysterious character, crimes, contract killing, violence, brutality, fight, profanity, woman in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Impunity (2014)
Genre: Thriller
Country: South Africa
Duration: 85 min.
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Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: uncover truth, police investigation, political corruption, deadly, political conspiracy, crimes, dishonesty, danger, murder, graphic violence, partners, state affairs ...
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Bad Karma (2012)
Genre: Thriller
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Duration: 87 min.
Story: Ray Liotta stars as Jack Malloy, a hardcore career criminal until a near-death experience causes him to turn his world around. But when his former partner Drake is released from prison, he tracks Jack down to blackmail him into one last job. Jack is ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
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Slip (2006)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: "Slip" is the story of Sarah, a young woman who witnessed her mother's murder as a child. Now grown, Sarah is haunted by her mother's memory, her restless soul, opening a gateway for the spirits of the recently departed. Sarah is ...
Style: tense, suspense, captivating, psychological, scary ...
Plot: ghost, vengeance, danger, murder, haunted by the past, supernatural, crimes, a vision, clairvoyant, death, investigation, drugs/alcohol ...
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Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Elizabeth Chase is busy remodeling her new home with her lawyer husband, Paul and daughter, McKenzie. To make sure it's finished before a charity event they're hosting, the couple hire a contractor, Javier, to help. However Elizabeth ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, captivating
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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The Ignorance of Blood (2014)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Javier Falcón, Chief of the Sevilla Homicide Division, must solve two different cases in a short time. In the first case he is personally involved. An old friend of his infiltrated an Islamic terrorist cell and now the group is trying to recruit ...
Style: serious, captivating, tense, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
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The Serpent (2006)
Genre: Thriller
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Duration: 119 min.
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Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, suspense, realistic
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Endure (2010)
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Duration: 92 min.
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Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious
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Favor (2013)
Genre: Thriller
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XII (2008)
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