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Iris: The Movie (2010)
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Iris: The Movie (2010)
Original name: 아이리스 - 극장판
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Hyunjun and Sawoo, close friends and rivals from the South Korean special forces, are recruited by the secret agency NSS. They both fall for Seunghee, the beautiful but lethal profiling specialist at NSS. When they are faced against each other in a nuclear terrorist attack, they are forced to make their final decision and Seunghee's formidable secret is revealed.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, tense, captivating, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: espionage, terrorism, rivalry, special agents, political conspiracy, danger, assassination, adventure, romance, undercover, heroes, true love, contests and competitions, love and romance, fall in love, political corruption, chases and races, dishonesty, deadly, government agency, state affairs, spy
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and exciting films with plots about danger, rivalry, crimes, heroes, chases and races, deadly and undercover mostly in Action, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Iris: The Movie: The Suspect (2013), Commitment (2013), Poongsan (2011), Apocalypse Code (2007), Lethal (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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 ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, north korea
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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: exciting, captivating, tense, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: secret agents, spy, hitman, track down, danger, espionage, undercover, deadly, secret mission, murder, assassin, kidnapping ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: seoul, asia, korea, north korea
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 6.6
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Poongsan (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Poongsan has the unenviable - and death-defying - job of delivering messages across the North and South Korean border to separated families. When South Korean government agents ask him to smuggle in In-ok, the lover of a high-ranking North Korean ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, captivating, tense ...
Plot: romance, espionage, fall in love, rescue, rivalry, on the run, danger, undercover, life is a bitch, government agency, chases and races, profanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, north korea
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Apocalypse Code (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: Russia
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Terrorist Jaffad Ben Zayidi steals four nuclear bombs from a sunken American submarine and hides them in four major cities throughout the world. The charges can be activated by an 11-digit code. Zayidi dies and his accomplice, nicknamed "The ...
Style: captivating, exciting, futuristic, suspense, realistic ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Lethal (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A sexy and lethal female mercenary takes on an international syndicate of weapons smugglers run by the Russian Mafia.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, captivating, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary
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Crash Point Zero (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a plane carrying a legendary and recently found death ray machine from Siberia to Canada is hijacked and crashes in the remote mountains of Alaska, only a fearless government agent (Treat Williams) will risk his life to save the world. A modern ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alaska, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 4.4
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Counterstrike (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A Secret Service agent and his brother, a reckless ATF agent, try to stop a group of extreme right-wing U.S. military mercenaries, led by a fanatic Taiwanese vixen, who hijack the Queen Mary 2 ocean liner with the U.S. and Chinese presidents on ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary
Place: asia, china
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32%
 4.6
 653
Freefall (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, South Africa
Duration: 96 min.
Story: New York publisher Dex Dellum sends his fiancée and star photographer Katy Mazur to Swaziland to shoot the taita falcon. There she meets 'highman' (altitude stuntman) Grant Orion, who practices skydiving. After an initial clash, they ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting, tense
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 90s
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31%
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Athena: Goddess of War (2010)
Genre: Action, Romance, Thriller
Country: South Korea
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Story: Athena: Goddess of War is a South Korean espionage television drama series broadcast by SBS in 2010 and a spin-off of 2009's Iris. Budgeted at ₩20 billion like its predecessor, the two series are among the most expensive Korean dramas ever ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 3.3
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Hour of Valor (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
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Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Agent Hamilton: But Not If It Concerns Your Daughter (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: terrorism, rescue, kidnapping, track down, danger, deadly, assassination attempt, heroes, law enforcement, crimes, special agents, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe
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30%
 3.2
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Air Rage (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
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Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
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29%
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Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 117 min.
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Sword in the Moon (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Adventure
Country: South Korea
Duration: 102 min.
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Valley of the Wolves Gladio (2009)
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Story: Terror from within by Yury Felshtinsky and Alexander Litvinenko, representing them as parts of the plan masterminded and sponsored by exiled tycoon Pokrovsky (obvious hint at Boris Berezovsky in real life) and aimed to discredit Russian security ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Midnight Man (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 4.7
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First Shot (2002)
Genre: Action
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Duration: 92 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Duration: 76 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Airline Disaster (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
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Style: serious, captivating, tense, suspense, rough ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
23%