Movies like Howling

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Howling (2012)
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Howling (2012)
Original name: 하울링
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 promotion that he desperately wants. Furthermore, rookie female detective Eun-Young (Lee Na-Young) is selected as his partner for the case.
Style: exciting, tense, realistic, suspenseful, serious
Plot: investigation, police detective, partners, danger, crimes, law enforcement, deadly, promotion, mystery, dangerous animal, police investigation, partners against crime, misled, superior officer, howling
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea, asia, korea

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Most similar movies to Howling

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and exciting films with plots about crimes, deadly, law enforcement, danger, rivalry, graphic violence and murder mostly in Thriller, Action and Crime genres. Some movies like Howling: Grandmaster (2012), Johan Falk: Barninfiltratören (2012), Parallel Life (2010), Caught in the Crossfire (2010), Blind Man (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Grandmaster (2012)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Chandrashekhar lives alone in a dark and violent city. Even with crime occurring all around him, he withdraws from all responsibility and lives quietly. Soon, change is forced upon him in order to catch a serial killer. Like a grandmaster who ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: investigation, serial killer, police detective, crimes, rivalry, law enforcement, murder, chess, police officer, danger, deadly, police investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
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Johan Falk: Barninfiltratören (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A group of young robbers, specializing in robbing shopping center security guards, are raging through out Gothenburg. A robbery goes awry when an innocent passerby is killed. Ricky, the gang's young leader, tries to quickly find an expert who ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, captivating, tense ...
Plot: crime gone awry, law enforcement, crimes, danger, police detective, hunt down, investigation, rivalry, graphic violence, tough law enforcer, disorder, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden
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89%
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Parallel Life (2010)
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 ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, vengeance, danger, haunted by the past, graphic violence, crimes, law enforcement, judge, deja vu, husband wife relationship, murder, threat to kill ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea, asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
Caught in the Crossfire (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Two detectives investigating a gang-related find themselves targeted by both gang members and crooked cops.
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, police detective, police investigation, partners against crime, partners, law enforcement, deadly, police corruption, investigation, profanity, danger, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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 5.7
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Blind Man (2012)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A police inspector must solve two grisly murders. The problem is that his only suspect is a blind man.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, captivating, tense ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, law enforcement, crimes, rivalry, mind game, blind man, graphic violence, nudity (full frontal - brief), solitary, deadly, drugs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
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72%
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Sacrifice (2011)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A tough undercover cop inadvertently gets involved in a dangerous heroin ring when a young defector of the drug trade leaves his five year-old sister in his care.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, crimes, law enforcement, partners against crime, police detective, tough heroes, hopes, deadly, confined, danger, profanity, child in peril ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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68%
Confession of Murder (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 119 min.
Story: On the day the 15-year statute of limitations expired on a high profile serial murder case that claimed the lives of 10 women, a family member of the victim throws himself off the building in front of Choi Hyeong-goo, the detective in charge of the ...
Style: tense, twists and turns, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, vengeance, law enforcement, dark humor, chases and races, investigation, murder confession, trap, frame up, uninhibited rivalry, crimes, wannabe ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, south korea
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58%
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Blind Eye (2007)
Genre: Action
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Action thriller about a brotherhood of friends torn apart by a dangerous secret and an even deadlier conspiracy. When ex-cop Nick Browning is called by his estranged wife (Tara Goudreau), needing his help to find their missing daughter, he comes ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense
Plot: missing person, uncover truth, police detective, investigation, danger, law enforcement, crimes, dishonesty, betrayal, deadly, missing child, ex husband ex wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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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, false accusation, espionage, hitman, danger, assassination, intrigue, betrayal, crimes, track down, frame up, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, north korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 ...
Plot: foe turned friend, hidden identity, secret agents, undercover, private detective, spy, danger, treason, investigation, dishonesty, government agency, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, south korea, north korea, seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Bad Cop (2009)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A cop Angel Almaraz saves the life of a local crime boss who, in return, offers him a job as part of his security. Almaraz accepts but soon has doubts.
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic, rough
Plot: law enforcement, police corruption, legends and myths, criminal heroes, dishonesty, gangsters, crimes, police detective, crime, lesbian kiss, blood splatter, drug dealer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Facing the Enemy (2001)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Griff McCleary is a cop, now his son shot himself with Griff's gun. A year later both he and his wife are still reeling from it. Griff feeling shut out by his wife Olivia, decides to move out. Now he is investigating what appears to be a ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: investigation, murder, vengeance, family problems, rivalry, law enforcement, deadly, crimes, death in the family, police detective, murder investigation, suicide ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Lost Samaritan (2008)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After a long night at the office, an accountant stops to help an injured motorist and ends up becoming the target of two dangerous assassins.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, law enforcement, police corruption, danger, on the run, chases and races, survival, frame up, special agents, dishonesty, deadly, murderous pair ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.3
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King of Triads (2010)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When the boss of a ruling Hong Kong triad is arrested and executed in China for counterfeiting money, mayhem ensues as the mob's leading contenders circle the throne.
Style: captivating, exciting, bleak, tense, serious ...
Plot: triad, rivalry, law enforcement, crimes, deadly, betrayal, killer, martial arts, danger, murder, redemption, bitterness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Detective 2 (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Mysteries keep revolving around Tam’s life.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, stylized, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: police detective, investigation, police investigation, law enforcement, private detective, crimes, murder, riddles and clues, danger, graphic violence, crime, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Impunity (2014)
Genre: Thriller
Country: South Africa
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Investigating the gruesome murder of a cabinet minister's daughter, a special investigator and a local police detective find themselves knee-deep in political corruption and conspiracy, in this sizzling noir thriller set in post-apartheid South ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: uncover truth, police investigation, dishonesty, political corruption, political conspiracy, deadly, murder, danger, crimes, murderous pair, state affairs, partners against crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Miserere (2013)
Genre: Thriller
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Paris, December. A conductor of a choir is found mysteriously murdered, with burst eardrums. Lionel Kasdan, a police inspertor the verge of retirement, and Frank Salek, an official of Interpol, embark together on a hunt for the killer, and also to a ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, law enforcement, riddles and clues, interpol, investigation, danger, partners, crimes, deadly, society, kidnapping, religions or cults ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Stool Pigeon (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Living in the guilt of sacrificing his informant in a previous operation, Criminal Intelligence Inspector Don Lee is wary when his superior orders him to send another informant to spy on the criminal operations of Barbarian, a vicious gangster ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, undercover, danger, law enforcement, working undercover, dishonesty, fighting crime, gangsters, estrangement, police detective, graphic violence, redemption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Caught in the Headlights (2005)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Canada
Story: A federal agent, Kate Parker arrives in a small rural town to extradite Claire Scott, a young woman suspected of murdering a government scientist. Kate is prevented from delivering her prisoner as the mysterious John Lawson, a rouge agent, now ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, stylized, bleak ...
Plot: danger, crimes, injustice, isolation, chases and races, law enforcement, deadly, female criminal, special agents, confined, fugitives, policewoman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Cold Steel (1987)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Detective Johnny Modine gets his Christmas celebration spoiled with news of his father's death, which seems the work of psychopathic junkies ...
Style: rough, tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, psychopath, investigation, police detective, crimes, rivalry, femme fatale, deadly, ex cop, vengeance, christmas eve, car chase ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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
Place: belgium, albania, antwerp, europe
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47%
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Cold Eyes (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 119 min.
Story: HA Yoon-ju becomes the newest member to a unit within the Korean Police Forces Special Crime Department that specializes in surveillance activities on high profile criminals. She teams up with HWANG Sang-Jun, the veteran leader of the unit, and ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, fighting crime, partners against crime, crimes, partners, law enforcement, crime, gang, track down, heist, police, bank robbery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea, seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Hunt for the I-5 Killer (2011)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: “Hunt for the I-5 Killer” is a dramatization based on the haunting true story of the yearlong manhunt for a killer suspected of murdering 14 victims and committing numerous sexual assaults up and down the I-5 highway corridor through California, ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Plot: serial killer, police detective, manhunt, deadly, law enforcement, crimes, sexual abuse, murder, who done it, chases and races, forced to strip, girl in bra and panties ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, california, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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88 (2015)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A young woman comes to in a roadside diner with no idea where she is or how she got there. Split between two timelines, she gets taken on a violent journey as she seeks out the person responsible for her lover's death.
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, tense, suspense ...
Plot: memory loss, vengeance, crimes, deadly, on the run, danger, violence, female director, diner, bowling, mini dress, gas mask ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Covert Operation (2014)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A bounty hunter trapped in Asia, is promised his freedom in return for a rescue mission. On his search for the missing British secret service agent, he travels between the border of China and North Korea, where the mission takes a turn for the worst.
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: secret agents, rivalry, danger, undercover, soldier, crimes, rescue attempt, behind enemy lines, escapades, military base, plan, assassination ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Johan Falk: Organizatsija Karayan (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Johan Falk's stepdaughter Nina has gotten in contact with her biological father, Orjan, discovering that he is in debt to an Estonian construction company in Gothenburg, leading to Nina's kidnapping.
Style: rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting, serious
Plot: police investigation, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, chase, danger, crimes, gangsters, organized crime, police procedural, graphic violence, crime, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 3.2
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Blood Money (2012)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Zheng Zhou is the most feared warrior from the Shaolin Dynasty in China. His fighting and weapons skills are legendary. But when his parents are killed and sister kidnapped, he turns to a life of drugs and crime that will almost kill him. With the ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, danger, crimes, deadly, rivalry, martial arts, violence, smuggling, drug cartel, profanity, sexual content, strong violent content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Varg Veum - At Night All Wolves Are Grey (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Norway
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Varg Veum investigates a case where his good friend Even, a highly decorated ex-army officer, is falsely accused of bombing Armakon, a weapons storage facility.
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, intrigue, mystery, deadly, dishonesty, rivalry, crimes, vengeance, arms dealing, militant, graphic violence
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hungary, europe, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.7
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The Lookout (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, Belgium, Italy
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A major police operation to take down a notorious gang of bank robbers goes horribly wrong when a rooftop sniper opens fire, killing several police officers and causing an explosive distraction in which the robbers make their getaway. Commissioner ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, manhunt, police detective, rivalry, track down, heist, crimes, deadly, chase, sniper, escapades, violence spree ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.8
 497
The Liquidator (2011)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Kazakhstan
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A highly skilled bodyguard avenging his brother's untimely death uncovers a ring of corruption extending to the highest levels of society and government (IMDb.com).
Style: suspenseful, realistic, exciting, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, crimes, vigilantism, murder, vengeance, secret movement, deadly, danger, corruption, government, one man army, bodyguard ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: kazakhstan
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%