Movies like The Villainess

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The Villainess (2017)
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The Villainess (2017)
Original name: 악녀
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A young girl is raised as a killer in the Yanbian province of China. She hides her identity and travels to South Korea where she hopes to lead a quiet life but becomes involved with two mysterious men.
Style: tense, exciting, suspense, suspenseful
Plot: female assassin, female killer, revenge, secret identity, violence against women, murder, dark past, mentor protege relationship, pregnancy, child abuse, chase, assassin, hand to hand combat, katana, fistfight, one against many, one woman army, woman fights a man, martial arts, gangsters, fight, murderer, death, criminal, torture ...
Place: south korea

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, suspense, suspenseful and tense films with plots about murder, revenge, assassin, violence, blood, betrayal and brutality mostly in Action, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like The Villainess: Lady Snowblood (1973), Hanna (2011), Colombiana (2011), Proud Mary (2018), Naked Weapon (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Lady Snowblood (1973)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Yuki's family is nearly wiped out before she is born due to the machinations of a band of criminals. These criminals kidnap and brutalize her mother but leave her alive. Later her mother ends up in prison with only revenge to keep her alive. ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, melancholic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: female assassin, vengeance, murder, female killer, childbirth, martial arts, vigilantism, samurai, danger, track down, assassination, child birth ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, 1870s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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 6.8
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Hanna (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A 16-year-old girl raised by her father to be the perfect assassin is dispatched on a mission across Europe. Tracked by a ruthless operatives, she faces startling revelations about her existence and questions about her humanity.
Style: exciting, tense, suspenseful, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, secret agents, female assassin, teenage girl, hitman, cia, strong female lead, female warrior, undercover, vengeance, female killer, spy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: finland, berlin germany, morocco, europe, africa ...
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Colombiana (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Mexico, USA, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Zoe Saldana plays a young woman who, after witnessing her parents’ murder as a child in Bogota, grows up to be a stone-cold assassin. She works for her uncle as a hitman by day, but her personal time is spent engaging in vigilante murders that she ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic, tricky ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: female assassin, female killer, tough girl, vengeance, hitman, vigilante, vigilantism, crimes, lone hero, haunted by the past, latinos, uncle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s, year 1992, 90s
Place: colombia, usa, south america, latin america, miami ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.0
 9K
Proud Mary (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Mary is a hit woman working for an organized crime family in Boston, whose life is completely turned around when she meets a young boy whose path she crosses when a professional hit goes bad.
Style: suspense, tense, exciting, captivating, surprise ending ...
Plot: female assassin, female killer, gangsters, revenge, car chase, betrayal, murder, organized crime, little boy, guilt, gangster, brutality ...
Time: 2010s
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Naked Weapon (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A mysterious woman, known as Madame M, kidnaps forty pre-teen girls and transports them to a remote island to train them as the most deadly assassins. CIA operative Jack Chen follows the case for 6 years with no leads, but when a series of ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: female assassin, hitman, kidnapping, secret agents, vengeance, island, assassination, martial arts, revenge, female killer, crimes, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 1990s, 2000s, 90s
Place: hong kong, japan, spain, the philippines, tokyo ...
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Ava (2020)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
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Duration: 96 min.
Story: A black ops assassin is forced to fight for her own survival after a job goes dangerously wrong.
Style: tense, twists and turns, exciting, suspense, disturbing ...
Plot: female assassin, female spy, female agent, strong female character, intelligence agency, woman fights a man, woman with a gun, hitman, contract killing, pursuit, crimes, peril ...
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Momentum (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: South Africa, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When Alex, an infiltration expert with a secret past, accidentally reveals her identity during what should have been a routine heist, she quickly finds herself mixed up in a government conspiracy and entangled in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with ...
Style: tense, suspense, exciting, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
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Place: cape town south africa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Point of No Return (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Hardened criminal Maggie Hayward's consistent violence, even in police custody, ends in the execution chamber. However, top-secret US government agent 'Bob' arranges a staged death, so Maggie can be elaborately trained as a phantom ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: female killer, hitman, lethal injection, murder, espionage, death sentence, female spy, undercover, danger, chases and races, addiction, haunted by the past ...
Time: future, 1990s, 90s
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The Man from Nowhere (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 119 min.
Story: His only friend called him 'the man from nowhere'... Taesik, a former special agent becomes a loner after losing his wife in a miserable accident and lives a bitter life running a pawnshop. He only has a few customers and a friend named ...
Style: serious, emotional, brutal, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: one man army, martial arts, lone hero, protection, fist fighting, master warrior, fight scenes, crimes, mafia, rivalry, assassin, kidnapping ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Maria (2019)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Philippines
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a former BlackRose cartel assassin deliberately betrays them by refusing to complete her mission, the cartel orders her execution. Unbeknownst to them, she fakes her own death and is able to create a new life of her own. When the cartel ...
Style: tense, brutal, captivating, exciting
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Time: contemporary
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The Marine 4: Moving Target (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: WWE Superstar Mike "The Miz" Mizanin returns as Jake Carter where he is assigned to protect a whistleblower who wishes to expose a corrupt military defence contractor. However, the military hires a heavily armed team of mercenaries to kill ...
Style: captivating, suspense, disturbing, exciting, tense ...
Plot: military, marine, wrestler, one man army, rescue, hand to hand combat, police station, martial arts, fistfight, corpse, surveillance, fight ...
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Killing Salazar (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Monaco, Romania
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An elite team of DEA agents are assigned to protect a dangerous drug lord and take refuge in a luxury hotel while they await extraction. They soon find themselves at the center of an ambush as the drug lord's former associates launch an ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, tense, exciting, surprise ending ...
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Place: eastern europe, ukraine, romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Rasa (2009)
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Story: Following the kidnap of his ten year old daughter in Jakarta, Professor Anthony Collins is forced to recover an ancient artifact as a ransom for her life. His path is entangled with a young artist, called Rianti, whose premonitions of people before ...
Style: exciting, suspense, touching, captivating, psychological
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Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
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Duration: 137 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
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Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 111 min.
Story: An assassin is shot at the altar by her ruthless employer, Bill and other members of their assassination circle – but 'The Bride' lives to plot her vengeance. Setting out for some payback, she makes a death list and hunts down those who ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
He Who Dares: Downing Street Siege (2014)
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Duration: 87 min.
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Style: surprise ending, suspense, suspenseful, exciting, tense ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Sex and Fury (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 88 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 1900s, 20th century, 19th century, 1880s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Anna (2019)
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The Hunted (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A businessman on a trip to Tokyo ends up in the middle of a centuries old feud between a criminal Ninja cult and a Samurai when he witnesses a assassination performed by the Ninja-cult leader.
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John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Italy, Hong Kong, Canada
Duration: 122 min.
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Style: suspense, tense, neo noir, bloody, brutal ...
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Soo: Revenge for a Twisted Fate (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 122 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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The Job (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: CJ is a sexy, cold-blooded assassin who wants to quit the business. She agrees to carry out one last hit, but for the first time in her career as an assassin, she is unable to finish the job.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, tense, captivating, semi serious
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53%
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Out for Justice (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Gino Felino (Steven Seagal) is an NYPD detective from Brooklyn who knows everyone and everything in his neighborhood. Killing his Partner was someone's mistake, because he's now Out For Justice.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, rough ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 4.8
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Naked Soldier (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 94 min.
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Style: realistic, tense, captivating, suspense, exciting ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.0
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The Package (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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The Courier (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A shady FBI agent recruits a courier to deliver a mysterious package to a vengeful master criminal who has recently resurfaced with a diabolical plan.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, captivating, tense ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.3
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Polar (2019)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: When a retiring assassin realizes that he is the target of a hit, he winds up back in the game going head to head with a gang of younger, ruthless killers.
Style: neo noir, tense, captivating, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: one against many, one eyed man, hitman, vengeance, rough sex, penetration, rivalry, survival, crimes, murder, one man army, assassin ...
Time: 2010s
Place: chile, russia, new jersey, miami, detroit ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Assassination Games (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Hong Kong, Romania
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Brazil is a contract killer, willing to take any job if the price is right. Flint left the assassin game when a ruthless drug dealer’s brutal attack left his wife in a coma. When a contract is put out on the same coldblooded drug dealer, both ...
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, assassination, karate, chases and races, partners, vengeance, kickboxing, crimes, anti heroes, sniper, fight, drug cartel ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ukraine, bucharest, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.8
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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, psychological, unusual plot structure, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, revenge, violence, vengeance, psychopath, extreme violence, sadism, cat and mouse, strong violent content, beating, mercilessness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%