Movies like The Age of Shadows

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The Age of Shadows (2016)
 7.1
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The Age of Shadows (2016)
Original name: 밀정
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Set in the late 1920s, The Age of Shadows follows the cat-and-mouse game that unfolds between a group of resistance fighters trying to bring in explosives from Shanghai to destroy key Japanese facilities in Seoul, and Japanese agents trying to stop them.
Plot: japanese occupation of korea, japanese occupation, independence movement, spy, businessman, torture, train, photographer, restaurant, betrayal, nun, neo noir, bartender, traitor, chinese, chase, photograph, gunfight, resistance, money raising, map, cafe, shooting, letter, pharmacy ...
Time: 1920s
Place: korea, shanghai, south korea, japan

Most similar movies to The Age of Shadows

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious and suspense films with plots about betrayal, danger, crimes, chase, rivalry, assassination and murder mostly in Action, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like The Age of Shadows: Assassination (2015), A Bittersweet Life (2005), J.S.A.: Joint Security Area (2000), Secret Reunion (2010), I Saw the Devil (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Assassination (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Assassination is set in Korea and Shanghai in the 1930's during the Japanese occupation. The government resistance assigns a secret commando group with killing collaborators.
Style: captivating, tense, exciting, suspense
Plot: japanese occupation, assassination, resistance, revenge, hitman, nationalism, father daughter relationship, betrayal, friendship, impersonation, ambush, japanese occupation of korea ...
Time: 1930s
Place: korea, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
A Bittersweet Life (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Kim Sun-woo is an enforcer and manager for a hotel owned by a cold, calculative crime boss, Kang who assigns Sun-Woo to a simple errand while he is away on a business trip; to shadow his young mistress, Heesoo, for fear that she may be cheating on ...
Style: bleak, exciting, serious, psychological, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, revenge, crime, crimes, rivalry, gunfight, hitman, hotel, tragic hero, tough heroes, one man army ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south korea, korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
J.S.A.: Joint Security Area (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: South Korea
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In the DMZ separating North and South Korea, two North Korean soldiers have been killed, supposedly by one South Korean soldier. But the 11 bullets found in the bodies, together with the 5 remaining bullets in the assassin's magazine clip, ...
Style: thought provoking, suspenseful, bleak, tense, enigmatic ...
Plot: soldier, investigation, friendship, military, suicide, politics, undercover, state affairs, assassination, deadly, crimes, political conspiracy ...
Time: 90s
Place: korea, south korea, north korea, asia, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
Secret Reunion (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Six years ago a mysterious shooting takes place in Seoul. The after effects of the shooting results in Han-kyu Lee (Song Kang-Ho) losing his job at the NIS (National Intelligence Service). Six years later, Ji-won Song (Kang Dong-Won), an ex North ...
Style: rough, realistic, suspenseful, tense, humorous ...
Plot: foe turned friend, hidden identity, secret agents, undercover, private detective, spy, treason, danger, investigation, government agency, disorder, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, seoul, north korea, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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 7.8
 112K
I Saw the Devil (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Kyung-chul is a dangerous psychopath who kills for pleasure. He has committed infernal serial murders in diabolic ways that one cannot even imagine and his victims range from young women to even children. The police have chased him for a long time, ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, psychological, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, revenge, violence, vengeance, psychopath, extreme violence, cat and mouse, beating, loss of spouse, mercilessness, sadism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 7.0
 3K
Inside Men (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 130 min.
Story: LEE Kang-hee, an editorialist of the influential conservative newspaper puts a congressman, JANG Pil-woo to the position of a leading candidate for President using the power of the press. Behind this, there was his secret deal with the paper’s ...
Style: psychological, captivating, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: politics, government, revenge, conspiracy, gang, rivalry, danger, mind game, evidence, blackmail, crimes, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.7
 256
The Anarchists (2000)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: South Korea, China
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A group of Korean anarchists in 1920s China are determined to overthrow the military and government.
Plot: anarchism, japanese occupation of korea, anarchy, anarchist, imperial japan, japanese occupation
Time: 1920s
Place: shanghai, japan, korea, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Good, the Bad, the Weird (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Western
Country: South Korea
Duration: 139 min.
Story: The story of three Korean outlaws in 1930s Manchuria and their dealings with the Japanese army and Chinese and Russian bandits. The Good (a Bounty hunter), the Bad (a hitman), and the Weird (a thief) battle the army and the bandits in a race to use ...
Style: captivating, bloody, dark humor, entertaining, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: treasure hunt, map, bounty hunter, robbery, gunfight, cowboy, rivalry, escapades, uninhibited rivalry, adventure, cruelty, mexican standoff ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: china, asia, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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: tense, captivating, psychological, suspense
Plot: spy, political thriller, nuclear war, sting operation, society, danger, rivalry, politics, crimes, u.s. army, coup d'etat, nuclear ...
Time: 21st century
Place: north korea, south korea, east asia, seoul, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Iris: The Movie (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Hyunjun and Sawoo, close friends and rivals from the South Korean special forces, are recruited by the secret agency NSS. They both fall for Seunghee, the beautiful but lethal profiling specialist at NSS. When they are faced against each other in a ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, tense, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: espionage, terrorism, rivalry, danger, special agents, assassination, political conspiracy, romance, undercover, adventure, fall in love, state affairs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.6
 21K
New World (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 135 min.
Story: An undercover cop has his loyalties tested when the boss of the corporate gang he's spent years infiltrating dies.
Style: captivating, tense, suspenseful, brutal, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, criminal gang, undercover cop, working undercover, moral dilemma, crimes, mafia, mind game, police chief, rivalry, group of criminals, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south korea, asia, korea, seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Man Standing Next (2020)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In the 1970s, Korea is under the absolute control of the President Park who controls the KCIA, the organization with an edge over any branch of government. The director of KCIA, KIM Gyu-pyeong, is the seemingly most prospective second-in-command. In ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, bad ending, psychological
Plot: assassination of president, assassination, dictator, politics, tragedy, betrayal, dictatorship, intelligence agency, korean, korean history, president
Time: 70s, year 1979
Place: seoul, south korea, washington d.c., east asia, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Show Must Go On (2007)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 109 min.
Story: With middle age creeping up on him, the life and achievements of amiable, mid-level Korean gangster Kang In-gu are about due for an objective assessment. He’s certainly not in top streetfighting form anymore, and the young thugs under his command ...
Style: realistic, touching, rough, serious, stylized
Plot: gangsters, criminal heroes, rivalry, down on your luck, chase, drinking, drinking alcohol, father, gang, crimes, crime, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.6
 168K
Train to Busan (2016)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Martial law is declared when a mysterious viral outbreak pushes Korea into a state of emergency. Those on an express train to Busan, a city that has successfully fended off the viral outbreak, must fight for their own survival…
Style: suspense, tense, emotional, touching, bleak ...
Plot: zombie, zombie apocalypse, pandemic, apocalypse, zombie attack, survival horror, train, survival, quarantine, living dead, violence, self sacrifice ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: south korea, korea, busan, east asia, seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Agent provocateur (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In 1994 South Korea, a female North Korean spy integrates herself as a housekeeper for U.S. military officer to steal classified documents, but soon worries about her cover when she falls for the teenage son of the officer.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: espionage, nudity (full frontal - brief), spy, rivalry, secret agents, coming of age, undercover, betrayal, sexual content, disability, government agency, state affairs ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, korea, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.1
 104K
Eraser (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: U.S. Marshall John Kruger erases the identities of people enrolled in the Witness Protection Program. His current assignment is to protect Lee Cullen, who's uncovered evidence that the weapons manufacturer she works for has been selling to ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: betrayal, conspiracy, treason, rogue agent, gunfight, witness, witness protection, woman in danger, on the run, corporate crime, deception, one man army ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1996, twentieth century ...
Place: new york, usa, san francisco, california, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.2
 2K
Howling (2012)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A man is found burned to death inside of a car. Detective Sang-Gil (Song Kang-Ho) and his co-workers investigate the scene. Sang-Gil doesn't want to take the case, because it looks like a simple suicide case and won't help him get the ...
Style: exciting, tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: investigation, police detective, partners, danger, law enforcement, crimes, deadly, promotion, mystery, partners against crime, police investigation, misled ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea, asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.6
 1K
The Chairman (1969)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An American scientist is sent to Red China to steal the formula for a newly developed agricultural enzyme. What he is not told by his bosses is that a micro-sized bomb has been planted in his brain so that should the mission ever look likely to ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, politics, espionage, race against time, spy, cold war, countdown, state affairs, chases and races, danger, secret agents, government agency ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: china, asia, usa, russia, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Shiri (1999)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 125 min.
Story: North Korea's 8th Special Forces hijacks a shipment of CTX, a potent new liquid explosive, and threatens South Korea as part of a plot to re-unify the two countries.Ryu and Lee, special agents of O.P., South Korea's secret intelligence ...
Style: exciting, stylized, realistic, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, female killer, assassination, agent, spy, bomb, swat team, female assassin, espionage, race against time, undercover, secret agents ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: korea, asia, seoul, south korea, north korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.7
 321
Danger Route (1967)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Jonas Wilde, a British secret agent licensed to kill, wants to resign from his murderous work, but his superiors pressure him into taking on a new assignment-the assassination of a defecting Soviet scientist. In the course of the dangerous mission, ...
Style: eurospy, exciting, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: espionage, ship, secret agents, special agents, adventure, escapades, danger, disorder, one last case, fellow agent, political conspiracy, working undercover ...
Time: 60s
Place: london, russia, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Golden Slumber (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 139 min.
Story: When easy-going Aoyagi meets an old friend for a fishing trip, he ends up drugged, framed for the Prime Minister's assassination, and on the run from corrupt cops. It's only the beginning of what quickly becomes the worst, weirdest day of ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic
Plot: manhunt, false accusation, uncover truth, disorder, assassination, who to trust, life turned upside down, dishonesty, life is a bitch, danger, chase, on the run ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Soo: Revenge for a Twisted Fate (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Tae-soo tries to steal from a gang. The gang catches Tae-Soo's brother, Tae-Jin, instead. The incident causes the brothers to separate. Tae-Soo becomes a mob fixer and an assassin. Tae-Jin becomes a police detective. When a call brings the ...
Style: exciting, tense, suspense, captivating, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hidden identity, revenge, escapades, crimes, gang, haunted by the past, murder, track down, rivalry, manhunt, police officer, identical twins ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea, korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Berlin File (2013)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 121 min.
Story: JUNG Jin-soo, a South Korean intelligence agent, comes across an unidentifiable operative, a 'ghost,' while surveilling a North Korean weapons deal in Berlin. The mystery figure is a North Korean secret agent, PYO Jong-seong, whose ...
Style: tense, stylized, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: espionage, hidden identity, working undercover, manhunt, on the run, undercover, double agent, danger, rivalry, dishonesty, betrayal, chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: berlin germany, germany, south korea, korea, north korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Movie in collections
 6.4
 4K
Scorpio (1973)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Cross is an old hand at the CIA, in charge of assassinating high-ranking foreign personalities who are an obstacle to the policies of the USA. He often teams up with Frenchman Jean Laurier, alias "Scorpio", a gifted free-lance operative. ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kgb, double agent, heroes, intrigue, betrayal, espionage, secret agents, assassination attempt, on the run, assassination, hitman, cold war ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., vienna, langley virginia, europe, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.2
 21K
MI-5 (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: During a handover to the head of counter-terrorism of MI5, Harry Pearce, a terrorist escapes custody. When Harry disappears soon after, his protégé is tasked with finding out what happened as an impending attack on London looms, and eventually ...
Style: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, terrorist, secret agents, conspiracy, undercover, corruption, disobeying orders, race against time, explosive, police, danger, uncover truth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england, london, moscow russia, berlin germany, big ben london
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.9
 5K
The Suspect (2013)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Dong-chul was the best special field agent in North Korea, but he’s abandoned by his government during a mission. While on the run, he looks for his wife and child, who were sold as slaves to China, only to discover their corpses. He soon finds ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, tense, suspense ...
Plot: political conspiracy, espionage, hitman, false accusation, track down, assassination, law enforcement, intrigue, betrayal, danger, crimes, frame up ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, north korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Tiger: An Old Hunter's Tale (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 139 min.
Story: While the Kingdom of Korea is under occupation by the Japanese, an old and experience hunter is challenged by the hunt of the last tiger.
Style: atmospheric, harsh, scenic, stylized, realistic
Plot: tiger, hunter, hunting, snow, violence, survival, japanese occupation of korea, life & death, visceral, adventure, tough heroes, lone hero ...
Time: 1920s
Place: korea, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Fire Down Below (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Martial arts star Steven Seagal stars in this action drama as Jack Taggart, an undercover agent working for the Environmental Protection Agency. When an EPA representative is murdered in a small Appalachian community, Taggart is sent in -- posing as ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, toxic, investigation, environmentalism, danger, good versus evil, tough law enforcer, deadly, dishonesty, brutality, environment, martial arts ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: kentucky, usa, appalachia, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.4
 52K
Live by Night (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A story set in the Prohibition Era and centered around a group of individuals and their dealings in the world of organized crime.
Style: stylized, captivating, tense, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: prohibition, organized crime, betrayal, revenge, gangster, gangsters, love, mafia, chase, friendship, alcohol, criminal ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s
Place: florida, boston, miami, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.4
 83K
Snitch (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates, UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Construction company owner John Matthews learns that his estranged son, Jason, has been arrested for drug trafficking. Facing an unjust prison sentence for a first time offender courtesy of mandatory minimum sentence laws, Jason has nothing to offer ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, tense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: drug lord, drug dealing, smuggling, undercover, family relations, agent, suspicion, frame up, arrest, protective parent, forced into action, working undercover ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: missouri, usa, mexico, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%