Movies like Steel Rain

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Steel Rain (2017)
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Steel Rain (2017)
Original name: 강철비
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, tense, captivating, suspense
Plot: spy, nuclear war, sting operation, danger, society, crimes, politics, rivalry, nuclear, coup d'etat, missile, inter-korean relations, car chase, car accident, geopolitics, u.s. army
Time: 21st century
Place: north korea, south korea, east asia, korea, seoul

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out tense, captivating, suspense and suspenseful films with plots about crimes, danger, rivalry, murder, deadly, society and dishonesty mostly in Thriller, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like Steel Rain: V.I.P. (2017), Inside Men (2015), Confidential Assignment (2017), Blood and Ties (2013), The Spy Gone North (2018). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Steel Rain 2: Summit (2020)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A futuristic film about a crisis near the brink of war after three leaders are kidnapped by a North Korean nuclear submarine in a coup d’état during a summit between the two Koreas and the United States.
Style: captivating, psychological, suspense, political thriller, tense
Plot: submarine, coup d'etat, inter-korean relations, peace, politics, society, crimes, political intrigue, rivalry, rules and policies, danger, nuclear submarine ...
Place: south korea, north korea
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V.I.P. (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A son to a high-ranked official in North Korea commits a series of murders going across the countries around the world. The movie depicts the following events as South Korea, North Korea and Interpol start chasing down after him.
Style: psychological, captivating, tense, suspense, neo noir ...
Plot: runaway, investigation, crimes, injustice, maniac, murderer, revenge, murder, rivalry, politics, intrigue, violence ...
Time: 21st century
Place: south korea, north korea, busan
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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, suspense, realistic, captivating, serious ...
Plot: politics, government, conspiracy, revenge, gang, rivalry, blackmail, evidence, crimes, danger, mind game, gangster ...
Time: 21st century
Place: korea
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Confidential Assignment (2017)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 124 min.
Story: When a crime organization from North Korea crosses borders and enters South Korean soil, a South Korean detective must cooperate with a North Korean detective to investigate their whereabouts.
Style: atmospheric, intense, disturbing, tense, semi serious
Plot: inter-korean relations, police, buddy cop, car chase, profanity, society, north korean, culture clash, danger, revenge, crimes, murder ...
Place: north korea, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Blood and Ties (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Da-eun lives a happy life with her single father, a man who sacrificed everything in his life for her. She loved her father very dearly. However, their relationship is about to take an unexpected turn. Da-eun becomes suspicious that her father might ...
Style: tense, psychological, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: uncover truth, kidnapping, murder, parents and children, hidden identity, crimes, danger, moral dilemma, investigation, family relations, woman in danger, single parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south korea, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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 ...
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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, rough ...
Plot: murder, crimes, vigilantism, danger, vengeance, rivalry, terrorist group, investigation, suspect, group of friends, strong violent content, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea, korea, asia
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33%
The Chronicles of Evil (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A detective accidentally kills a man and disposes of the body to protect his career. The next day he sees that someone has hanged the corpse from a crane for all to see. He takes charge of the murder investigation to protect himself and find out who ...
Style: suspense, tense, twists and turns, psychological, captivating
Plot: murder, police investigation, crimes, buried truth, hidden truth, life turned upside down, police detective, danger, law enforcement, rivalry, death
Time: 21st century
Place: south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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, realistic ...
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
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Man of Vendetta (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 113 min.
Story: One day, Hye Lin, the five-year old daughter of a devoted pastor, Joo Young Soo, is kidnapped. Pastor Joo, who has a rock solid faith in God at this time, prays wholeheartedly for her safe comeback, but she does not return. Eight years later, Joo ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, tense, captivating, suspense ...
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Enemies Among Us (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: It's not politics as usual, or is it? The governor of Louisiana is about to become the vice-presidential candidate for his party but a murder and an international web spanning from South Africa to Pakistan and North Korea might just get in the ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: assassination, campaign, danger, crimes, dishonesty, politics, political corruption, haunted by the past, rivalry, graphic violence, state affairs, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: louisiana, usa
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West 32nd (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When John Kim, an ambitious young lawyer, takes on a pro bono case to exonerate a fourteen-year-old boy from a first degree murder charge, he finds a world he never knew existed in the underbelly of Manhattan - the Korean underworld.
Style: atmospheric, captivating, tense, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: gangsters, lawyer, ambition, crimes, mafia, fish out of water, murder, korean american, danger, rivalry, tough heroes, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city, manhattan new york city, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: realistic, rough, suspenseful, tense, exciting ...
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The Net (2016)
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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: suspense, thought provoking, disturbing, bleak, exciting ...
Plot: human rights, politics, poverty, money, murder, corruption, torture, capitalism, husband wife relationship, prostitute, video surveillance, spy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Fatal Secrets (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: "BALANCING THE BOOKS" is a character-driven suspense drama about an attractive woman who enlists the help of her two best friends to confront a traumatic experience she can no longer deny. Julia, divorced and successfully self-employed, ...
Style: psychological, suspense, tense, captivating, realistic ...
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Duration: 125 min.
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The Suspect (2013)
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Style: exciting, realistic, serious, tense, suspense ...
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Dossier K. (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Belgium, Netherlands
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Vincke and Verstuyft are detectives of the Antwerp police department. This time they have to deal with the Albanian mob and some problems in their own police division.
Style: serious, psychological, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: rivalry, vengeance, crimes, danger, fighting crime, law enforcement, deadly, police detective, mafia, murder, partners against crime, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
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Style: captivating, suspenseful, tense, exciting
Plot: lawyer, corruption, investigation, crimes, danger, vigilantism, murder, society, money, legal, corrupt judge, law firm
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Negotiation (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 114 min.
Story: An ace police crisis negotiator, Chae-yoon, is called to the scene where her supervisor is taken hostage. Through the control room monitor, she is faced with the cold-blooded hostage taker, Tae-gu, whose demeanors are difficult to interpret. Against ...
Style: captivating, tense, psychological, twists and turns, exciting ...
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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, betrayal, tragedy, dictatorship, korean, intelligence agency, korean history, president
Time: 70s, year 1979
Place: seoul, south korea, east asia, paris france, asia ...
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Insadong Scandal (2009)
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 ...
Style: captivating, tense, suspense, twists and turns, exciting ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea, asia, korea, seoul
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Abducted: Fugitive for Love (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jack, a man wrongly convicted of murder is sent to a prison where the unscrupulous warden has political aspirations. The warden manipulates his wife, his political adviser/lover, the prisoners and the voters, all while maintaining a smiling ...
Style: tense, captivating, exciting, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: prison, fall in love, crimes, couples, murder, escaped convict, prison warden, love, danger, escapades, rivalry, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Colour of the Truth (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
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Style: exciting, captivating, suspense, tense, suspenseful ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Solar Flare (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Aftermath (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
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Story: Aftermath is a supernatural crime drama based on the popular Naver webtoon by Kim Sun Kwon ("Survivors of Those Days," "K Errands Center"). It is a thrilling story of murder, mystery, and love that was made exclusively for Naver ...
Style: exciting, unusual plot structure, suspenseful, captivating, contemplative ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
A Company Man (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A contract killing organization is managed like a normal company. Hyung-do who regards killing as nothing more than repetitious routine is working for this company. A man loyal to his company and accepted as the firm’s best killer, Hyung-do one ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
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Place: korea, asia, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Christian Brothers (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Story: When the daughter of a minister gets kidnapped, Christy is called upon to rescue her. Although he manages to save her, he himself gets embroiled in the kidnapper's murder.
Style: suspense, captivating, contemplative, unusual plot structure, tense
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⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Bucksville (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In a small, wooded town, a young man struggles to leave a secret militia started by his father.
Style: tense, captivating, suspense, psychological, suspenseful ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Volcano (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 180 min.
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Style: disaster movie, tense, suspense, captivating, psychological
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Time: 21st century
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