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The Treacherous (2015)
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The Treacherous (2015)
Original name: 간신
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 133 min.
Story: The story of Joseon's tyrant king Yeonsan who exploits the populace for his own carnal pleasures, his seemingly loyal retainer who controls him and all court dealings, and a woman who seeks vengeance.
Style: tense, psychological, captivating, suspense
Plot: king, joseon dynasty, humiliation, rape, revenge, obsession, sex scene, crimes, court intrigue, danger, society, hopelessness, cunnilingus, decapitation, pubic hair, female full frontal nudity, fellatio, fingering, blow job, decapitated head, lesbian threesome, fetishism
Time: 15th century

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out captivating, tense, suspense and psychological films with plots about danger, crimes, murder, revenge, rivalry, society and sex scene mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like The Treacherous: Dark Figure of Crime (2018), Stranded (2014), Empire of Lust (2015), The Corrupted (2019), The Face Reader (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Dark Figure of Crime (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Hyeong-min, a prominent police detective, and Tae-oh, a killer who has confessed to multiple murders, maintain a fierce psychological confrontation.
Style: psychological, captivating, tense, suspense
Plot: serial killer, police detective, murder, crimes, investigation, killing spree, standoff, murder victim, danger, murder confession, violence, murder trial ...
Time: 21st century
Place: south korea, busan
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95%
 4.6
 645
Stranded (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After the brutal murder of his beloved brother, a small-town surfer seeks revenge against the gang of merciless thugs he holds responsible. However, when another tragedy brings him face to face with the consequences of his actions, he must seek ...
Style: tense, captivating, suspense, psychological
Plot: revenge, murder, marine, desert, held at gunpoint, haunted by the past, danger, soldier, crimes, storytelling, murder of brother, surfer ...
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 5.9
 340
Empire of Lust (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Set in 1398. Kim Min-Jae (Shin Ha-Kyun) is the supreme commander of the Joseon Dynasty. He falls in love for the first time and for that woman he takes risks. Yi Bang-Won (Jang Hyuk) is the King’s son. He helped his father setup the Joseon Dynasty ...
Style: captivating, suspense, exciting, tense
Plot: mistress, joseon dynasty, revenge, suicide attempt, rescue from drowning, sex scene, japanese history, love and romance, general, crimes, danger, protector ...
Time: 14th century, 15th century, 1400s
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 5.5
 700
The Corrupted (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Set ahead of the 2012 London Olympics, the film follows Liam (Sam Claflin), an ex-con trying to win back the love and trust of his family. He has lost everything at the hands of a local crime syndicate run by Clifford Cullen (Spall), who has ...
Style: captivating, suspenseful, tense, suspense, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friendship, corruption, murder, society, family, escapades, danger, family relations, rivalry, crimes, life is a bitch, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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The Face Reader (2013)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: South Korea
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Nae-kyung, the most skillful face reader in Joseon dynasty, was living in seclusion when he was offered a lucrative partnership by Yeon-hong, a Korean geisha. Nae-kyung accepts the proposal to read the faces of Yeon-hong’s guests only to get ...
Style: captivating, realistic, atmospheric, tense, psychological ...
Plot: political intrigue, royal court, coup, head of state, betrayal, joseon dynasty, society, dishonesty, politics, political unrest
Time: 15th century
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
The Taste of Money (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In this suspenseful erotic drama, the private male secretary and lover of Madam Baek, a Korean conglomerate's middle-aged matriarch, falls for her more genuine daughter. Meanwhile, Madam Baek's husband has an affair with the Filipino nanny.
Style: psychological, serious, suspense, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: destructive relationship, dysfunctional family, society, obsession, forbidden love, power relations, social relations, master and servant, family problems, dishonesty, adultery, rich ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
Badge of Honor (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Two Narcotics Detectives find themselves in an intense investigation lead by a determined Internal Affairs Detective after a child is wrongfully shot dead in a violent drug bust.
Style: suspense, tense, captivating, psychological
Plot: drug dealer, corrupt cop, strong female character, internal affairs, murder, female police officer, policewoman, attempted rape, self defense, uncover truth, crimes, danger ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 5.7
 830
One on One (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 122 min.
Story: On May 9th, a female high school student was brutally murdered. There are 7 suspects and 7 shadows that terrorize them. Who are they and which one of them is you?
Style: tense, captivating, suspense, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: murder, vigilantism, danger, crimes, rivalry, vengeance, terrorist group, investigation, group of friends, suspect, high school student, kidnapping ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea, korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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Tree With Deep Roots (2011)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: South Korea
Story: Deep Rooted Tree is a 2011 South Korean television series starring Jang Hyuk, Shin Se-kyung and Han Suk-kyu. Based on the novel of the same title by Lee Jeong-myeong, it aired on SBS from October 5 to December 22, 2011 on Wednesdays and Thursdays at ...
Style: captivating, psychological, factual, tense
Plot: joseon dynasty, murder investigation, murder, power struggle, palace intrigue, political conspiracy, secret organization, king, revenge, palace, rivalry, injury ...
Time: 15th century, 1400s
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
5 Is the Perfect Number (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, Belgium, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Peppino, a retired hitman for the Camorra, has now fully passed on his job and know-how to his single son, Nino. But when Nino is brutally assassinated, the old man is back in business to take revenge. Aside his everlasting love Rita and his ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, captivating, serious
Plot: killer, revenge, society, crimes, brutality, danger, murder, deadly, parents and children, life & death, bus, gun ...
Time: 70s, year 1972
Place: naples italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Back in the U.S.S.R. (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: During Gorbachev's perestroika, a Chicago student, visits Moscow while the Soviet Union is changing from Communist to Wild West capitalist society. Purely by bad luck, he becomes a pawn in a dangerous cat and mouse game for a precious icon.
Style: captivating, entertaining, tense, cynical, suspense
Plot: vengeance, crimes, danger, corruption, smuggling, dishonesty, escapades, life is a bitch, culture clash, violence, betrayal, friendship ...
Time: 80s
Place: russia, ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 6.0
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The Accused (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Argentina, Mexico
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Dolores lived the life of a higher-class student until her best friend was found brutally murdered. Two years later, she’s the only indicted suspect for a crime that attracts a lot of media attention and has placed her in the center of the public ...
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, suspense
Plot: murder, murder trial, teenage girl, murder investigation, suspicion of murder, dark secret, violence, friendship, friendship between girls, false accusation, crimes, danger ...
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 4.6
 11K
You Get Me (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After arguing with his girlfriend, Ali, Tyler lands in the arms of sexy new girl, Holly. The next morning, he finds that not only does Ali agree to take him back, but Holly is a new student at their school and is dead set on her new man.
Style: disturbing, captivating, suspense, entertaining, thought provoking ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rivalry, teenage love, obsession, murder, youth, danger, brutality, psychological thriller, crimes, juvenile delinquency, bikini, tape over mouth ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Stalked By My Neighbor (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A girl and her mother escape to suburban safety after a home invasion scares them out of the city, but they're soon menaced by a sinister figure.
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, suspense, twists and turns
Plot: murder, female protagonist, mother daughter relationship, home invasion, camera, photographer, new neighbor, single mother, death, crimes, danger, suburbs ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
The Standoff at Sparrow Creek (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After a mass shooting at a police funeral, reclusive ex-cop Gannon finds himself unwittingly forced out of retirement when he realizes that the killer belongs to the same militia he joined after quitting the force. Understanding that the shooting ...
Style: psychological, captivating, tense, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: police funeral, interrogation, ex-cop, shooting, murder, uncover truth, danger, crimes, militia, warehouse, radio
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Awakening the Zodiac (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: captivating, psychological, suspenseful, tense, exciting
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⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.6
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Darkland (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Denmark
Duration: 112 min.
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Style: suspense, tense, captivating, exciting, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary
Place: copenhagen denmark, copenhagen
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Alone with Her (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: The harrowing story of a disturbed young man's attempts to win the affections of an unsuspecting young woman. When Doug first sees Amy, he instantly falls for her and begins to watch her every move, going so far as to set up spy cameras in her ...
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, serious, realistic ...
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Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Birds of Passage (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Colombia, Denmark, Mexico, Germany, Switzerland, France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: During the marijuana bonanza, a violent decade that saw the origins of drug trafficking in Colombia, Rapayet and his indigenous Wayuu family get involved in a booming business of selling marijuana to American youth in the 1970s. When greed, passion ...
Style: thought provoking, captivating, factual, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: wealth, revenge, murder, corruption, marijuana, marriage, money, humiliation, baby, death, smuggling, crimes ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, year 1980, year 1971, 80s ...
Place: colombia, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
People Mountain People Sea (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A story of vengeance set in China’s wild Southwest, where brutality can be the norm rather than the exception.
Style: realistic, serious, contemplative, tense, captivating ...
Plot: vengeance, obsession, track down, redemption, murder, poverty, crimes, journey, danger, rivalry, mountain, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, quarry
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 4.4
 368
Billy Boy (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When an angry teenager discovers a close friend has been killed, grief jeopardizes his future and he finds himself engulfed in danger.
Style: exciting, suspense, suspenseful, tense
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⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.2
 1K
Viva Riva! (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: The Democratic Republic Of Congo, France, Belgium
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Riva is an operator, a man with charm and ambition in equal measure. Kinshasa is an inviting place. With petrol in short supply in DRC's capital, he and his sidekick pursue a plot to get hold of a secret cache - barrels of fuel they can sell ...
Style: tense, serious, captivating, psychological, suspense ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Lady Bloodfight (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Jane is a beautiful but troubled American girl backpacking through Japan, when her raw street fighting skills draw the attention of Oshima, Japanese karate champion, who recruits and trains her to fight in the vicious, all-female, underground ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 7.0
 3K
Inside Men (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 130 min.
Story: LEE Kang-hee, an editorialist of the influential conservative newspaper puts a congressman, JANG Pil-woo to the position of a leading candidate for President using the power of the press. Behind this, there was his secret deal with the paper’s ...
Style: psychological, suspense, realistic, serious, captivating ...
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Time: 21st century
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 7.2
 20K
Dogman (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Marcello, a small and gentle dog groomer, finds himself involved in a dangerous relationship of subjugation with Simone, a former violent boxer who terrorizes the entire neighborhood.
Style: disturbing, captivating, tense, suspense, controversial
Plot: revenge, cocaine, drug dealing, murder, dog, drug addict, beaten up, father daughter relationship, death, nightclub, breaking and entering, robbery ...
Time: 2010s
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.4
 777
Glass Chin (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After going down in the fifth round, boxer Bud Gordon bowed out of the limelight. Now residing in a fixer-upper apartment in New Jersey with his girlfriend, Bud longs for his former Manhattan glory. In an effort to get back in the game, he makes a ...
Style: captivating, tense, suspense, psychological
Plot: boxer, murder, neo-noir, neo noir, christmas, restaurant, revenge, danger, rivalry, crimes, boxing gym, buddhism
Time: 21st century
Place: new jersey, manhattan new york city, manhattan, new york city, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.3
 533
Villain (2020)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: After 10 years, Eddie Franks is out of prison and trying to stay on the straight and narrow, but his drug-mule brother, Sean has other ideas. Rival gangster brothers demand Sean repay his debt to them, causing Eddie to get tangled in the crossfire, ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, captivating, suspense, disturbing
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, rivalry, danger, family, life is a bitch, escapades, deadly, murder, violence, small town, police, debt ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
A Bluebird in My Heart (2018)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An ex-con's attempts to live a quiet life are derailed when the daughter of the woman sheltering him is the victim of a vicious attack.
Style: tense, captivating, suspense, touching
Plot: teenage girl, ex convict, daring rescue, haunted by the past, lone hero, danger, crimes, dangerous attraction, gang, mysterious character, vengeance, on the run ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 5.2
 4K
Bent (2018)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: On his latest private investigation, a shamed former cop connects a murder case to a government conspiracy involving rogue agents from a top spy agency.
Style: tense, suspense, captivating, exciting
Plot: revenge, prison, betrayal, police corruption, redemption, cop killer, voyeur, crimes, danger, society, female in shower, shot in the head ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 3.2
 1K
Nasha (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 122 min.
Story: It is the story of an 18 year old boy who falls hopelessly in love with a 25 year old woman. A woman he cannot have, but a woman he cannot help but desire. And, as is the case with desires unfulfilled, they turn into obsessions. The movie emphasizes ...
Style: psychological, tense, captivating, suspense, erotic
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