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Open City (2008)
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Open City (2008)
Original name: 무방비 도시
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: South Korea
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Jo Dae-yeong is a police officer investigating a pickpocket ring with ties to the Yakuza. One day he rescues Baek Jang-mi from danger, only to discover that she is the boss of the gang he has been tracking.
Style: exciting, tense, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, femme fatale, police investigation, rescue, police detective, dishonesty, crimes, heroes, danger, master criminal, law enforcement, redemption, criminal heroes, rivalry, going straight, hopes, family relations, parents and children, crime, graphic violence, disorder, power relations, police, criminal, pickpocket
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, korea

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious and exciting films with plots about crimes, crime, rivalry, law enforcement, dishonesty, graphic violence and gang mostly in Action, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Open City: Eye in the Sky (2007), The Big Swindle (2004), Antikiller (2002), Special ID (2013), Guilty by Association (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Eye in the Sky (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The head of an elite Hong Kong surveillance unit (Simon Yam) keeps one eye on his rookie apprentice (Kate Tsui) and the other on a notorious criminal (Tony Leung Ka Fai) he suspects of masterminding a recent jewel heist in this tense thriller from ...
Style: tense, exciting, serious, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master criminal, undercover, fighting crime, gang, police investigation, heist, track down, police detective, crimes, law enforcement, rivalry, working undercover ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
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The Big Swindle (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: South Korea
Duration: 116 min.
Story: After being convicted for fraud, one month has passed since CHOI Chang-Hyuk's release from jail. But this time around he's got and elaborate plan cooked up. It's the biggest bank heist in history that'll make any thief have a wet ...
Style: stylized, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime gone awry, heist, law enforcement, cons and scams, disorder, dishonesty, betrayal, bank robbery, rivalry, chases and races, crimes, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, korea
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Antikiller (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: Russia
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Former criminal investigator, Major Korenev, nicknamed Fox is released from prison. He has been detained there as a result of planted incriminating evidence of unlawful investigation techniques. Setting accounts with Shaman - a big criminal boss, ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: crimes, criminal heroes, fighting crime, rivalry, gang, danger, criminal, brutality, corruption, criminal gang, law and order, smuggler ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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Special ID (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: China
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A cop and his team of comrades go undercover in one of China's most ruthless underworld organizations to stop a gang leader, only to put themselves in great danger after being exposed one by one.
Style: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, tough law enforcer, working undercover, law enforcement, police investigation, crimes, gang, rivalry, undercover, sniper, crime, law enforcer killer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Guilty by Association (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: There is no honor without truth. When gang wars spin out of control in downtown Washington D.C., one man steps onto the battlefirld to hunt down a ruthless killer. A young man has been released from prison and is determined to build a new life for ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough law enforcer, police investigation, law enforcement, friendship, criminal heroes, partners, drug dealing, redemption, gang, investigation, master criminal, going straight ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, washington d.c.
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The Big I Am (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A cruel twist of fate catapults small time crook Mickey Skinner into the big league, as head of a brutal London gang poised on the brink of a lucrative human-trafficking deal.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, tense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, gangsters, dishonesty, criminal heroes, drugs/alcohol, crimes, rivalry, deadly, unfulfillment, rise and fall, ambition, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
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The Unjust (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A series of murders holds the nation in its sway and the longer the police fail to catch the murderer, the more the public begins to panic. Choi, a highly successful investigator whose methods have always held him back from promotion, senses that ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, rough, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, serial killer, police detective, frame up, intrigue, legal, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, crimes, police corruption, police investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, korea
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Bullets, Blood & a Fistful of Ca$h (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A hard boiled tale of bloody revenge that interweaves the stories of nine criminals. The story takes place in one day, on the eve of an all out syndicate war. Through a twisted series of events, the interweaving narratives are put on an ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california
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63%
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Once Upon a Time in Shanghai (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A laborer moves to Shanghai in the hope of becoming rich. But ends up using his kung fu skills to survive. Remake of The Boxer From Shantung.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, crimes, gang, rivalry, kung fu, danger, society, crime, heroes, master warrior, graphic violence, hopes
Time: 20th century, 1900s
Place: china, shanghai, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Bannen Way (2010)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The Bannen Way is a slick, sexy, action-packed show about Neal Bannen, a charming con-man with a police chief for a father, a mob boss for an uncle and a weakness for beautiful women, who wants to turn his life around and leave the criminal ...
Style: rough, humorous, semi serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: danger, law enforcement, crimes, disorder, hopes, deadly, dishonesty, gangsters, criminal heroes, romancing a criminal, criminal, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Tactical Unit - Comrades in Arms (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Two tactical unit leaders are forced to put aside their differences to help catch a group of robbers.
Style: serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: on the run, rivalry, partners, crimes, master criminal, tough law enforcer, police investigation, gang, law enforcement, heist, track down, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Divine Move (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: South Korea
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Professional baduk (go) player Tae-seok loses a high-stakes game to infamous underground gambler Sal-soo, and ends up framed for the murder of his own brother and locked up in prison. He vows revenge and trains ferociously. After serving his ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, gangsters, vengeance, dishonesty, rivalry, deadly, crimes, murder, prison, violence, graphic violence, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Once Upon a Time in Brooklyn (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: After being released from prison, Bobby goes back to the mob connected streets. When forced to make a life altering decision the truth is revealed that he was too blind to see.
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: crimes, vengeance, starting over, gang, gangsters, parents and children, betrayal, rivalry, cons and scams, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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 ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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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 ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Century of the Dragon (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Rookie policeman Shing (Louis Koo) grapples with right and wrong in this action-packed story about Hong Kong gangsters. Assigned to go undercover, Shing is so successful in playing the part of a gang member that he becomes right-hand man to gang ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic
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Legatee (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: Russia
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Ivan is a typical modern young man of 18. His father disappeared 10 years ago. Trying to shake off the pursuing enemies of their father, Belov's wife and daughter changed their names and settled in the United States. But Alexander Belov's ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 2K
Tell (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Ethan Tell is a small time crook who makes a big-time score when he steals 1 million dollars. Ironically, his life radically changes for the worst when he discovers that stealing the money was the easy part and he now must keep his partner, his ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, danger, life turned upside down, rivalry, on the run, going straight, dishonesty, heist, criminal heroes, crime, chases and races, graphic violence ...
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Jilla (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
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Duration: 185 min.
Story: A cop decides to take on his godfather, who raised him from childhood, and make him realize the error of his ways.
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Audience: boys' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Like a Dragon (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Japan, South Korea
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Former Yakuza underling Kiryu Kazuma, who has recently been released from prison after a lengthy incarceration, and is trying to piece his life together and distance himself from his Yakuza past. Unfortunately Kiryu's problems slowly escalate ...
Style: exciting, captivating, suspense, tense, realistic ...
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Johan Falk: National Target (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Frank Wagner goes deeper undercover to infiltrate Europe's most dangerous Mafia, the Russian-est, consisting of ex - KGB officers.
Style: tense, exciting, serious, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: police, police detective, crimes, danger, drug dealing, rivalry, organized crime, chase, pursuit, drug traffic, working undercover, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden
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Silent Partner (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: Russia, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Gordon Patrick, a young CIA analyst is assigned to investigate the mysterious death of a major Russian political figure.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, tense, exciting ...
Plot: politics, cia, undercover, investigation, state affairs, law enforcement, crimes, femme fatale, political corruption, deadly, dishonesty, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Black Ransom (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A powerful triad boss has been kidnapped, and the new police superintendent Koo (Fala Chen) decides to recruit the help of Mann (Simon Yam), a former supercop who has since been relegated to back-up duty. Mann has his work cut out for him when he ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, captivating, tense, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, police investigation, crimes, rivalry, danger, law enforcement, murder, vengeance, confined, blackmail, kidnapping, police brutality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Decisions (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When a group of friends decide to pull a bank heist to get out from underneath their money troubles. They quickly discover that things can unravel in a hurry! A compromised LAPD Detective (Corey Haim) on the take with a crime syndicate figure want ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: crime gone awry, crimes, police corruption, disorder, urban ghetto, law enforcement, friendship, danger, rivalry, profanity, sexual content, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Johan Falk: De 107 patrioterna (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: It's a beautiful day in Slottsskogen, Gothenburg idyllic city park, when suddenly the unthinkable happens - gunfire amidst all people. Two gangsters shooting game against each other and a large police operation starts. The conflict grows ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating ...
Plot: gang war, crimes, vengeance, danger, gangsters, tough law enforcer, police detective, rivalry, law enforcement, police surveillance, murder, gang ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden
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Easy Money II: Hard to Kill (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 99 min.
Story: JW is serving hard time in prison and struggling to get back on an honest path. There are glimmers of hope in his life - some venture capitalists are interested in a new piece of trading software he's developed, and while behind bars he's ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Leak 2000 (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Based on a book about an infamous real scandal in the Dutch crime scene, the film aims at exposing the horrors caused by corruption on both sides of the law. A rookie policeman is coerced into obtaining secret information from a childhood friend ...
Style: tense, exciting, rough, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, false accusation, police corruption, criminal gang, drug dealing, mole, investigation, false accusations, rivalry, dishonesty, betrayal, law enforcement ...
Place: holland, europe, amsterdam
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.7
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Chance (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After a daring robbery of a jewelery store, the thieves accidentally let their loot fall into the unsuspecting hands of repo man and secret alcoholic Zach. When the crime lord behind the heist learns of the whereabouts of his diamonds, he instructs ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, tense, realistic ...
Plot: robbery, police shootout, crime, investigation, rivalry, deadly, crimes, gang, dishonesty, partners, criminal heroes, police detective ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Crash and Burn (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: When undercover FBI agent Kevin Hawkins (Erik Palladino, E.R.) agrees to infiltrate the ruthless underground world of choppers, he is quickly thrown into a world of fast cars and high stakes. Pitted between a ruthless crime boss (Michael Madsen, ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: gangsters, law enforcement, crimes, gang, secret identity, crime, secret agents, undercover, danger, dishonesty, friends, car chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
After the Storm (2001)
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: On the run from smugglers and the police, world-weary scavenger Arno (Benjamin Bratt) takes a job as a courier for a tycoon. But when the tycoon's yacht goes down in a storm, can Arno partner with a fellow sea scavenger to loot the ship's ...
Style: serious, psychological, suspenseful, exciting, realistic ...
Plot: gangsters, adventurer, rivalry, criminal heroes, escapades, manipulation, femme fatale, manipulations, danger, crimes, rescue, treasure hunt ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: bahamas
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39%