Movies like Gangnam Blues

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Gangnam Blues (2015)
 6.3
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Gangnam Blues (2015)
Original name: 강남 1970
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A "gangster noir" set in the 1970s, when Gangnam, Seoul goes under development. Political powers and darker organizations collide as they seek to grab control of the influential and exclusive area.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspense, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crimes, gang, friends, political corruption, buddies, graphic violence, dishonesty, danger, political unrest, society, crime, fight, best friends, friendship, death, female nudity, sex scene, criminal, train, brutality, brother, land grab, friendship between men, kiss ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: asia, korea, seoul

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Most similar movies to Gangnam Blues

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and rough films with plots about crimes, crime, gang, gangsters, rivalry, graphic violence and dishonesty mostly in Action, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like Gangnam Blues: Monga (2010), A Dirty Carnival (2006), The Last Tycoon (2012), Crash and Burn (2007), The Divine Move (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Monga (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Set in the 1980s, “Monga” centers on five boys (Mosquito, Monk, Dragon, White Monkey and A-Lan) who join the "Gang of Princes" who are tired of being pushed around. As the "Gang of Princes" rise in stature, they come into ...
Style: realistic, tense, serious, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: gang, juvenile delinquency, friendship, urban ghetto life, friends, society, crimes, teenage life, youth, power relations, rivalry, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: taiwan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
A Dirty Carnival (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Byung-du is a 29-year-old career criminal, working for the middle-rank enforcer Sang-chul. Burdened with a terminally ill mother and taking care of younger siblings, Byung-du is feeling financial pressure as a substitute patriarch. When the big boss ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: gangsters, crimes, gang, rivalry, gang war, financial problem, right hand man, murder, ambition, director, debt, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, seoul, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
The Last Tycoon (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Set in Shanghais Gangster era of the early 1900s, THE LAST TYCOON tells the tale of CHENG (Chow Yun-Fat), a young man who is set up by the chief of police (Sammo Hung) and must leave the life he knows and QIU (Monica Mok), the woman he loves, to ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, rivalry, mafia, crimes, dishonesty, betrayal, chinese mafia, danger, love triangle, criminal heroes, gang, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 30s, 1930s, 1920s ...
Place: china, asia, shanghai
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 4.7
 590
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 ⇓
85%
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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 ⇓
83%
Rich and Famous (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: To pay off his debt as a gambler, a man drags his sister and step-brother into a life of crime and a violent war between rival gang lords.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, betrayal, gang, wedding, crime, master warrior, unfulfillment, criminal's revenge, rise to the top, going straight, tragic hero, heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
A Better Tomorrow (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: South Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, Thailand, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A Korean remake of the John Woo Classic. One brother is a criminal. One brother is a cop. Both will fight to the death.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious, neo noir
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, betrayal, family relations, siblings relations, family problems, vengeance, danger, rivalry, criminal heroes, dishonesty, gang, brother ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, thailand, south korea, north korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 7.3
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Friend (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The film follows the lives of four childhood friends: Joon-seok, the leader, whose father is a powerful mob boss; Dong-su, whose father is an undertaker; class clown Jung-ho; and Sang-taek, an exemplary student. The story is the director's ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, captivating, serious, bleak ...
Plot: friendship, betrayal, gang war, ambition, rise to the top, buddies, life is a bitch, adulthood, rivalry, youth, right hand man, friends ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 90s, 20th century
Place: asia, korea, busan, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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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 ⇓
68%
State Property (2002)
Genre: Drama, Crime, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Frustrated with being broke, Beans decides that the only way to grasp the American Dream is to take it.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, gang, crimes, drug dealing, family life, social decay, urban ghetto life, rise and fall, criminal heroes, buddies, friendship, ambition ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, philadelphia, memphis
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 4.4
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Setup (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A group of friends plan out a detailed heist that turns deadly when one betrays the other by taking off with the goods. Taking matters into his own hands, Sonny seeks out his revenge teaming up with the most dangerous mob boss in town to get back ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gangsters, betrayal, danger, criminal heroes, chases and races, crime gone awry, crimes, dishonesty, crime, prisoner, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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 ...
Plot: yakuza, crimes, gang, vengeance, gangsters, danger, rivalry, bank, track down, hitman, heist, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Green Street 3: Never Back Down (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An old firm leader returns to Green Street for Revanche after receiving a call that his little brother was killed, but is he able to cope with a new type of hooliganism and can he find his killer?
Style: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: underground fighting, martial arts, uninhibited rivalry, vengeance, society, gang, ambition, drugs/alcohol, friends, violence spree, hooliganism, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.1
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Consignment (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Consignment is the authentic and brutal story of an East Coast drug dealer forced to flee to California only to realize state lines don't erase past sins.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, gangsters, starting over, police investigation, on the run, gang, going straight, crimes, rivalry, dishonesty, buddies, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Muay Thai Fighter (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Thailand
Duration: 116 min.
Story: After learning the art of muay thai fighting from skilled masters, small town friends Piak (Akara Amarttayakul) and Phao (Thawatchai Phanpakdee) move their passion to Bangkok, where they become active in underground activities that put what ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial artist, muay thai, martial arts, friendship, gang, crimes, one man army, master warrior, gangsters, heroes, athlete's life, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 3.8
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Madso's War (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A power vacuum develops when the top mob boss flees a federal indictment.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, rivalry, crimes, criminal heroes, uninhibited rivalry, swashbuckler, murder, betrayal, gunfight, violence, mafia, mafioso ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, massachusetts, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.0
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Rough Cut (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Gang-pae is #2 gangster in his organization who longs to become an actor. Su-ta is a superstar actor who takes on the role of a gangster in an action movie called Rough Cut. When another actor leaves the set due to Su-tas violent ways, the ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, rough, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: filmmaking, paparazzi, tough heroes, rivalry, celebrity culture, criminal's revenge, gang, gangsters, hotshot hero, crimes, heroes, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: serious, tense, rough, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: gangsters, police officer, police, rise to the top, ambition, gang war, betrayal, dishonesty, rise and fall, crimes, disorder, graphic violence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: korea, asia, busan, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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The Bodyguard (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Karate master and anti-drug vigilante Chiba returns to his home in Japan, where he holds a press conference announcing his intention to wipe out the nation's drug industry. He also offers his services as a bodyguard to anyone who is willing to ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, one man army, heroes, showdown, karate, gunfight, abduction, crimes, fighting crime, chases and races, crime ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, asia, japan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Revenge of the Green Dragons (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A true immigrant story set against the vibrant backdrop of Flushing, N.Y. in the 1980s and 1990s.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, twist ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chinese mafia, gangsters, gang, tragic love, police investigation, life is a bitch, crimes, law enforcement, crime, siblings relations, immigrants, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Once Upon a Time in High School (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: South Korea
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A model student transfers to the notorious Jungmoon High School known for its severe corporal punishment by teachers and power struggles between school gangs.
Style: touching, suspenseful, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: martial arts, mixed martial arts, martial artist, rivalry, teenage life, troublemaker, high school, high school life, unfulfilled love, love triangle, love and romance, breaking point ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: korea, asia, seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.0
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On the Job (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Philippines
Duration: 118 min.
Story: On The Job is about the ambitions and passions of four men trying to make a living, for themselves and their families. It shows the parallels between two prison inmates who are contract killers, and the two agents of the law investigating the ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, crimes, gangsters, corrupt law enforcer, danger, honest law enforcer, assassination, corruption, deadly, dishonesty, criminal heroes, politics ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: the philippines, asia, manila philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.1
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New York Cop (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Allegedly based on a true story, this film follows the life of Toshi, a Japanese man living in America and working with the New York City police. After being recommended for undercover work, Toshi decides to go after a gang lead by Hawk. Hawk and ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, law enforcement, undercover, crimes, crime, betrayal, partners, gory, police detective, friends, graphic violence, gang ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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 ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.1
 626
Baseline (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The Baseline is the centre of the East London grime club scene and the queue regularly stretches around the block. Danny works on the door - breaking up fights and managing drunk kids. However, when he rescues Terry, the club owner and local gang ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, captivating, tense, exciting ...
Plot: crimes, gang, gangsters, breakup, moral dilemma, rivalry, murder, danger, love and romance, hitman, crime, master criminal
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Beyond the Trophy (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Two rival gangs in Los Angeles and Las Vegas, led by Gino (Robert Miano) and Cole (Michael Madsen), are vying for control. Danny (Michael Masini), an LAPD undercover police detective, goes deep into gangland to infiltrate one gang to bring down both.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting, twists and turns
Audience: boys' night
Plot: obsession, love triangle, dangerous attraction, woman in danger, crimes, gang, dishonesty, rivalry, gangsters, working undercover, law enforcement, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.5
 933
The Alien Girl (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Russia, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: 1990s. Gangster Kiev. A team of four men is assigned to deliver a girl from Prague, nicknamed "The Stranger." As the sister of a recently arrested criminal called Babai, her testimony could damage some important people.
Style: serious, rough, exciting, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: brutality, crimes, criminal heroes, dishonesty, murder, love, betrayal, kidnapping, witnessing a crime, mafia, violence, danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: ukraine, russia, czech republic, europe, eastern europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.3
 767
Open City (2008)
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: rough, suspenseful, exciting, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, police detective, rescue, femme fatale, police investigation, dishonesty, law enforcement, crimes, redemption, danger, rivalry, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Saints and Sinners (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After many years Pooch returns to his neighbourhood. To Big Boy, his best friend, Pooch is valuable asset in his plans of becoming local crime lord. To Pooch, this reunion is painful because he is, actually, undercover cop sent to bring Big Boy down.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, juvenile delinquency, criminal heroes, master criminal, love and romance, gang, drugs/alcohol, friends, couples, love triangle, drug abuse, reunion ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.7
 2K
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%