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The Spy Gone North (2018)
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The Spy Gone North (2018)
Original name: 공작
Genre: Drama
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 based in Beijing, with the ultimate goal of acquiring information on the North's nuclear program. After becoming close to Myong-un Ri, a key power broker, Black Venus succeeds beyond his wildest dreams of gaining the trust of North Korea's leadership. But political machinations on both sides of the border threaten to derail his accomplishments
Plot: spy, dog, espionage, airplane, agent, military, businessman, president, undercover agent, cold war, intelligence, dictator, bowling, boat, chinese, top secret, korean, double agent, dictatorship, nuclear, mission, interrogation, secret mission, disguise, undercover ...
Time: 1990s, year 1998, year 1993
Place: north korea, asia, korea, south korea, china

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and exciting films with plots about spy, espionage, dishonesty, couples, unfulfillment, undercover and police mostly in Drama, Action and Crime genres. Some movies like The Spy Gone North: The Net (2016), The Taebaek Mountains (1994), A Good Lawyer's Wife (2003), Ode to My Father (2014), Secret Reunion (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Net (2016)
Genre: Drama
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.
Plot: politics, human rights, money, husband wife relationship, spy, military, sex scene, resistance, breakfast, murder, shower, corruption ...
Place: seoul, korea, south korea, north korea
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95%
The Taebaek Mountains (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 168 min.
Story: The film originates from the great river story Taebaegsanmaek consisting of 10 volumes and is written by Cho Jeongrae. The story tries to describe and reveal a few generations-lasting conflicts between the haves (proprietors) and have-nots ...
Plot: leftist, korean war, korean
Time: 1940s, 1950s
Place: korea, north korea, asia, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
A Good Lawyer's Wife (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Bored, horny, and frustrated, a woman begins an affair with a teenage boy.
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, atmospheric, emotional
Plot: crumbling marriage, couple relations, infidelity, sexual relations, family life, dishonesty, family problems, family relations, love affair, parents and children, love and romance, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Nameless Gangster: Rules of the Time (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A corrupted customs officer, Choi Ik-hyeon, faces losing his job. Then, his life turns around as he meets ganster Choi Hyeong-bae who has connection with the Yakuza. They quickly form a partnetship; Hyeong-bae helps Ik-hyeon set up a business with ...
Style: tense, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: police, gangsters, crime, rise and fall, ambition, urban, crimes, dishonesty, unlikely criminals, betrayal, rise to the top, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: asia, korea, south korea, seaport
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Ode to My Father (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Amid the chaos of refugees fleeing the Korean War in December 1950, a young boy, Duk-soo, sees his fate change in the blink of an eye when he loses track of his younger sister and he leaves his father behind to find her. Settling at Gukje Market in ...
Style: serious, emotional, epic, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: coal mine, father, human spirit, hopes, vietnam war, track down, parents and children, child as adult, coming of age, youth, family relations, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 70s
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Secret Reunion (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama
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: humorous, serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Plot: hidden identity, spy, private detective, undercover, secret agents, government, investigation, killer, danger, dishonesty, rivalry, government agency ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, south korea, north korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Dance Town (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A North Korean refugee, Jung-Nim, is trying to find a new life in South Korea, with people suspecting that she is a spy.
Style: serious, realistic, gloomy, bleak, sincere ...
Plot: social differences, hopes, life is a bitch, misfit, society, social misfits, starting over, human nature, couple relations, political corruption, injustice, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, south korea, north korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Secretly, Greatly (2013)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 124 min.
Story: As a North Korean sleeper cell agent, Ryu-han infiltrates the South and assumes the role of a village idiot in a rural town. He observes the townsfolk and waits patiently for his mission. One day, after 2 years of playing the role of the village ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, suspenseful ...
Plot: espionage, undercover, social relations, communism, teenager, spy, politics, secret agents, fellow agent, gain trust, mission gone awry, small town life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, north korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Commitment (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The son of a North Korean spy decides to follow in his father's footsteps to protect his little sister. After his father’s botched espionage mission, North Korean Myung-hoon and his young sister Hye-in are sent to a labor prison camp. In ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: motorcycle, assassin, bullying, espionage, danger, secret mission, murder, high school, secret agent, heroes, undercover, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seoul, asia, korea, north korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 192
Secret Weapons (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Hamilton plays a young Russian girl recruited to be a sex spy, seducing men and catching them in compromising situations so they can be blackmailed. The problems start when she falls in love with one of her targets, and must figure out how to avoid ...
Plot: blackmail, spy, russian, target, surveillance, sex, love, braless, femme fatale, espionage, forced to strip, seduction ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Philby, Burgess and Maclean (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Recruited by the Russians during their days at Cambridge, three young Englishmen rise to become high-ranked MI5 agents until their exposure in 1949.
Style: microfilm
Plot: spy, treason, double agent, traitor, press conference, undercover agent, stuttering, espionage, cambridge university
Time: year 1949, 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Voyage of the Yes (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Two teenagers set out on a 2000-mile sailboat journey from California to Hawaii and en route combat the natural challenges and their inner shortcomings.
Plot: young people, survival, accident, spy, boat, leg amputation, sailboat, hospital
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Agent provocateur (1998)
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: espionage, spy, government agency, romance, secret agents, mission, technology, agent, secret, intelligence, betrayal, political conspiracy ...
Time: 90s
Place: korea, asia, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
An Englishman Abroad (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 61 min.
Story: Actress Coral Browne travels to Moscow, and meets a mysterious Englishman. Turns out he's the notorious spy, Guy Burgess. Based on a true story, with Ms. Browne playing herself.
Plot: cold war, spy, iron curtain, espionage, defector
Place: soviet union, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
In Another Country (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A three-tiered story centered on a trio of French tourists visiting the same seaside resort.
Style: semi serious, clever, humorous, realistic, offbeat
Plot: beach, human nature, infidelity, destiny, couples, shopping, jealous spouse, acoustic guitar, hotel, singing, goat, seaside ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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The Innocent (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A young engineer is sent to post-WWII Berlin to help the Americans in spying on the Russians. In a time and place where discretion is still a man’s best friend, he falls in love with a mysterious woman who will take him on the dark side of evil.
Style: sexual, serious, suspenseful, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: espionage, danger, government agency, secret agents, political conspiracy, dishonesty, state affairs, undercover, mysterious character, infidelity, love affair, fall in love ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
One Night Only (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 67 min.
Story: NIGHT BUG (dir. by Kim Tae-Yong) Han-Jae meets gay men at a bar in Jongno District, Seoul. He first meets them through an internet site. Once they get drunk, Han-Jae steals their money. He is accompanied by Hoon and pretends he is his boyfriend. ...
Plot: lgbt, boyfriend, bar, gay, gay lead character, gay kiss, drunk, asian
Place: korea, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Hill of Freedom (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 66 min.
Story: A Japanese man arrives in Korea to find his old lover. While he stays at a guest house, he encounters various people.
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic
Plot: hotel, human nature, obsession, unfulfilled love, haunted by the past, fall in love, love and romance, unfulfillment, dinner, cafe, letter, reading a letter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 5.6
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Master Spy (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Boris Turganev (Murray) is a Russian scientist who has absconded from a Communist prison in an attempt to achieve a better life working for the British. As Boris struggles to make his superiors believe he is there to work and not to spy for the ...
Plot: espionage, spy hero, inspector, police officer, captain, police inspector, spy, doctor, police
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.6
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New World (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 134 min.
Story: An undercover cop has his loyalties tested when the boss of the corporate gang he's spent years infiltrating dies.
Style: tense, suspenseful, captivating, brutal, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover cop, gangsters, criminal gang, working undercover, neo-noir, moral dilemma, betrayal, mind game, crimes, police chief, rivalry, mafia ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south korea, asia, korea, seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Northern Limit Line (2015)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: South Korea
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The movies follows the incident knows as the second battle of Yeonpyeong which happened in 2002.
Plot: navy, korean, sea
Time: 2000s
Place: north korea, korea, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Why Has Bodhi-Dharma Left for the East? (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Three people live in a remote Buddhist monastery near Mount Chonan: Hyegok, the old master; Yong Nan, a young man who has left his extended family in the city to seek enlightenment - Hyegok calls him Kibong!; and, an orphan lad Haejin, whom Hyegok ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, captivating, thought provoking, psychological
Plot: buddhist monk, zen, buddhism, monastery, orphan, monk, clergy, young heroes, isolation, spiritualism, mountain, human nature ...
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Mandala (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The film follows the differing lives of two Buddhist monks in Korea. By following their lives and their interaction throughout the film, Im creates a contemplation of the nature of individualism, religious belief and enlightenment.
Plot: monk, enlightenment, suicide, buddhist, korean, zen, rape
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 6.7
 181
Desert Dream (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea, France
Duration: 123 min.
Story: This film takes place in a remote area, a desert region situated somewhere between the Mongolia and Chinese border. The town has become nearly void of all inhabitants except for Hangai, who works obsessively to plant trees in the desert area. ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, touching
Plot: friendship, culture clash, isolation, village, village life, social relations, immigrants, single parent, parents and children, misfit, soldier, bare breasts ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mongolia, asia, china, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Secret Sunshine (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Sin-ae moves with her son Jun to Miryang, the town where her dead husband was born. As she tries to come to herself and set out on new foundations, another tragic event overturns her life.
Style: serious, bleak, gloomy, realistic, psychological
Plot: suicide attempt, losing-it hero, dealing with death, faith, small town, starting over, romance, human nature, redemption, death in the family, couple relations, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: south korea, asia, korea, seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 580
Inchon (1981)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: South Korea, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A noisy and absurd re-telling of the great 1950 invasion of Inchon during the Korean War which was masterminded by General Douglas MacArthur.
Plot: u.s. army, admiral, uniform, sergeant, dictatorship, communist, controversy, invasion, american soldier, massacre, communism, dictator ...
Time: 1950s
Place: usa, south korea, north korea, asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Five Senses of Eros (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In this anthology film centered around the theme of "Eros," five seperate stories are presented by five top Korean directors. The main characters from each segment are connected with each other in one way or another.
Style: sexual, serious, atmospheric, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love affair, anthology, eroticism, love and romance, romance, couples, elderly lovers, young lovers, couple relations, fall in love, forbidden love, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Peppermint Candy (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea, Japan
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In the spring of 1999, a group of old friends gather to celebrate their 20 year reunion. Among the group is Yeong-ho, a cold, unhappy man, whose demeanor puts a damper on the festivities. The seriousness of Yeong-ho"s depression becomes ...
Style: serious, clever, psychological, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: reunion, martial law, friend, suicide, interrogation, haunted by the past, student protest, politics, destiny, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, lord's prayer ...
Time: 90s, year 1998, year 1994, year 1980, year 1987 ...
Place: south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
A Girl at My Door (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Do-Hee experiences family violence. Young-Nam works as the head of the police substation. She tries to protect Do-Hee from her violent stepfather Yong-Ha. Though Do-Hee looks naive, she hides a secret. Young-Nam becomes involved in a case with her ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, gloomy, psychological
Plot: small town, child abuse, adult child friendship, father daughter relationship, schoolgirl, incest, police station, obsession, kissing, small town life, woman in danger, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
1987: When the Day Comes (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In 1987 Korea, under an oppressive military regime, a college student gets killed during a police interrogation involving torture. Government of officials are quick to cover up the death and order the body to be cremated. A prosecutor who is ...
Plot: democracy, communism, historical event, military dictatorship, anti communist, interrogation, cover up, torture, political corruption, police brutality
Place: south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%