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The Penthouse: War in Life (2020)
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The Penthouse: War in Life (2020)
Original name: 펜트하우스
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 70 min.
TV show
Story: A woman puts everything on the line to achieve her goal of being able to move into a luxury penthouse in the Gangnam District. In the process, she gradually finds herself turning into a monster.
Style: dorama, thought provoking, uplifting, captivating, disturbing, entertaining
Plot: high society, married couple, greed, rivalry, family relations, motherhood, husband wife relationship, direction and purpose, strong female lead, success, faithfulness, rags to riches, society, aspiration, desire for fame, slice of life, school, student, twins, violence, death, betrayal, accident, singer, bullying ...

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Most similar movies to The Penthouse: War in Life

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out captivating, disturbing, suspense and tense films and TV series with plots about murder, crimes, danger, police, family relations, husband wife relationship and murder investigation mostly in Drama, Mystery and Crime genres. Some movies like The Penthouse: War in Life: SKY Castle (2018), Defendant (2017), Flower of Evil (2020), Revenge (2011), American Gothic (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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SKY Castle (2018)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: South Korea
Duration: 75 min.
TV show
Story: The satirical comedy takes place in a four-story apartment building in the suburbs of Seoul inhabited by a number of professionals: doctors, judges, prosecutors, professors, and their wives. The wives are from prestigious and highly educated ...
Style: feel good, humorous, entertaining, light
Plot: betrayal, rivalry, fall in love, jealousy, family problems, happy ending, revenge, university, family, friendship, love and romance, dark humor ...
Place: south korea
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Defendant (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 70 min.
TV show
Story: Park Jung-Woo is a prosecutor at Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office. One day, he wakes up and finds himself in locked up at the police station. He has temporary amnesia. Park Jung-Woo is falsely accused and is sentenced to death. He ...
Style: disturbing, surprise ending, psychological, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prosecutor, memory, prison, prisoner, memory loss, amnesiac, twins, deadly, danger, district attorney, adaptation, corruption ...
Time: contemporary
Place: korea
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Flower of Evil (2020)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 70 min.
TV show
Story: Baik Hee Sung, an ordinary family man, is actually a psychopath whose past is dotted with crime and violence. His hopeless life changes completely after he meets his wife. He had to falsify everything about himself to marry her. His wife, Cha Ji ...
Style: dorama, unusual plot structure, tense, twists and turns, psychological
Plot: hidden identity, female detective, psychopath, dark secret, romance, husband wife relationship, married couple, dual identity, father daughter relationship, murder, mother daughter relationship, serial murder ...
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Revenge (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: When Emily Thorne moves to the Hamptons, everyone wonders about the new girl, but she knows everything about them, including what they did to her family. Years ago, they took everything from her. Now, one by one, she's going to make them pay.
Style: twists and turns, captivating, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: chick flick
Plot: high society, strong female character, vengeance, pretense, hidden identity, rivalry, undercover, haunted by the past, enemy, scheme, crimes, upscale ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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American Gothic (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 40 min.
TV show
Story: A prominent Boston family attempts to redefine itself in the wake of a chilling discovery that links their recently deceased patriarch to a string of murders spanning decades — amid the mounting suspicion that one of them may have been his ...
Style: tense, suspense, captivating, disturbing, enigmatic
Plot: murder, murder investigation, family secret, dysfunctional family, suspicion, serial killer, cover up, betrayal, secret, family secrets, family relations, husband wife relationship ...
Place: boston, usa
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Ordeal by Innocence (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Christmas 1954. Wealthy philanthropist Rachel Argyll is murdered at her family estate Sunny Point. Her adopted son Jack Argyll is arrested for her murder. He vehemently protests his innocence.
Style: enigmatic, tense, disturbing, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: murder mystery, whodunit, murder, secret, alibi, adopted son, suspect, adoptive mother, country house, husband wife relationship, prison, murder investigation ...
Time: 1950s, year 1954, 50s
Place: england
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33%
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Suits (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Choi Kyung Seo is a legendary lawyer at the top law firm in South Korea. He has charisma and an attractive appearance. He hires Go Yeon Woo as a rookie lawyer for the law firm. Go Yeon Woo has excellent memory.
Style: suspense, disturbing, captivating, psychological
Plot: adaptation, escapades, lawyer, rivalry, corruption, justice, dishonesty, greed, youth, life philosophy, disorder, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
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32%
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The Undoing (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 337 min.
TV show
Story: Grace and Jonathan Fraser are living the only lives they ever wanted. Overnight a chasm opens in their lives: a violent death and a chain of terrible revelations. Left behind in the wake of a spreading and very public disaster, Grace must dismantle ...
Style: disturbing, suspense, twists and turns, surprise ending, captivating ...
Plot: life turned upside down, lie, family drama, secret, adultery, murder, mother son relationship, riddles and clues, therapist, murder investigation, infidelity, betrayal ...
Time: year 2019
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
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32%
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Ingobernable (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 40 min.
TV show
Story: The First Lady of Mexico has big plans to improve conditions for the country. As she starts to lose faith in her husband, President Diego Nava, she finds herself at a crossroad where she will need to find a way to deal with a great challenge.
Style: psychological, captivating, thought provoking, twists and turns
Plot: first lady, government, betrayal, conspiracy, president, mother daughter relationship, assassination plot, political unrest, politics, traitor, adulterous husband, extramarital affair ...
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32%
Defending Jacob (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 402 min.
TV show
Story: A family’s lives are irreparably disrupted when the 14-year-old son is accused of murdering a fellow classmate.
Style: suspense, serious, social, captivating
Plot: police investigation, murder investigation, death, husband wife relationship, assistant district attorney, false accusation of murder, investigation, parents and children, father son relationship, murder, suspect, family relations ...
Time: 2020s
Place: massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Misty (2018)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: When a popular anchorwoman for a prime time news show becomes the suspect in a murder case, her estranged husband - who has worked as a prosecutor in the past but now works as a public defender - decides to defend his wife.
Style: twists and turns, psychological, tense, dorama, unusual plot structure
Plot: corruption, extramarital affair, investigation, newsroom, family conflict, hidden identity, married couple, crimes, law enforcement, ex husband, strong female lead, dark secret ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Bronze Garden (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Argentina
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Architect Fabián Danubio desperately tries to find his daughter, who has inexplicably disappeared leaving no trace.
Style: disturbing, exciting, captivating, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: missing daughter, hidden truth, husband wife relationship, disappearance, search, alternate reality, violence, missing child, daughter
Place: buenos aires argentina
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30%
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Reprisal (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 51 min.
TV show
Story: A hyper-noir story that follows a relentless femme fatale who, after being left for dead, sets out to take revenge against her brother and his bombastic gang of gear-heads.
Style: neo noir, tense, captivating, bloody, disturbing
Plot: gang leader, neo-noir, revenge, gang, femme fatale, vengeance, danger, murder, crimes, violence, brutality, adaptation ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Persona (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Turkey
Duration: 65 min.
TV show
Story: After being diagnosed with Alzheimer's, a retired judicial officer decides to commit a murder that he had been planning for years.
Style: enigmatic, tense, captivating, disturbing
Plot: investigation, secret, rape, death, police, serial killer, anti heroes, anti hero, journalist, mother daughter relationship, alzheimer's disease, retirement home ...
Time: 21st century
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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The A List (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Romance, rivalry and radical mystery collide as a group of teens attend a remote island sleepaway camp in this suspenseful, supernatural drama.
Style: captivating, disturbing, colourful, scenic, dark
Audience: teen drama, teens
Plot: camp, summer camp, supernatural power, mystery, rivalry, friendship, popularity, teenager, teenagers, society, relationships, nature ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Harrow (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: When a dark secret from this past threatens to be exposed, unorthodox and brilliant medical examiner, Doctor Daniel Harrow, must use all his forensic skills to keep it buried forever.
Style: captivating, disturbing, witty, exciting, tense ...
Plot: medical examiner, doctor, forensics, murder, complex characters, bodies, expert, corpse, forensic, murderer, crimes, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
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28%
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Briarpatch (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Dogged investigator Allegra Dill returns to her border-town Texas home after her sister is murdered. What begins as a search for a killer turns into an all-consuming fight to bring her corrupt hometown to its knees.
Style: suspense, captivating, disturbing, bleak, psychological ...
Plot: murder investigation, murder, corrupt police, corruption, police corruption, police, gun, car bomb, policewoman, danger, violence, disorder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Secretos en el Jardín (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Chile
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: In the summer of 1981 a series of crimes hit the city of Viña del Mar in Chile. Fourteen murders and violations frighten all citizens. Inspector Ramiro Opazo, from the Police Department is the responsible to catch the criminals. But what he ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, suspense, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, mysterious woman, investigation, mystery killer, psychopath, danger, corruption, husband wife relationship, murder, extramarital affair, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, adultery ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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The Equalizer (2021)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
TV show
Story: Robyn McCall, an enigmatic former CIA operative with a mysterious background, uses her extensive skills to help those with nowhere else to turn.
Style: tense, psychological, disturbing, suspense, suspenseful ...
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Time: contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Women of the Night (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 47 min.
TV show
Story: Haunted by a shadowy past, the wife of a rising star in Amsterdam's mayoral office finds herself drawn into the city’s underworld of sex and drugs.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, tense, suspense, captivating
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Place: amsterdam
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: A sexy, suspense-driven legal thriller about a group of ambitious law students and their brilliant, mysterious criminal defense professor. They become entangled in a murder plot and will shake the entire university and change the course of their ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating, bleak
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Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Innocent (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Turkey
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Cevdet, a retired commissioner, and his wife spend their pensions in peace on a farm away from the city. Suddenly the life of the family is destroyed by the sudden arrival of a terrible news from the little son.
Style: psychological, serious, captivating, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: psychological drama, police investigation, police detective, love, infidelity, friendship, husband wife relationship, domestic violence, police, secret, murder, family relations ...
Place: istanbul turkey, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Stranger (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Hwang Shi-Mok had brain surgery when he was a child, which caused him to lack emotion. Now, Hwang Shi-Mok works as a prosecutor. He is rational, but cold and lonely. He is also one of the only prosecutors not involved in corruption. One day, a dead ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, disturbing, captivating, psychological
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Place: korea, seoul, south korea
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28%
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The Truth Will Out (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Police detective Peter Wendel leads a cold case group. Based on an original idea by Leif GW Persson, one of Sweden’s most recognized criminologists.
Style: tense, captivating, suspense, enigmatic
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28%
Young Wallander (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
TV show
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Style: tense, captivating, disturbing, unusual plot structure, psychological
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police protagonist, police investigation, police officer, murder, police, murder investigation, crimes, good versus evil, heroes, society, danger, chase
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Place: sweden
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27%
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Kiri (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A drama dealing with the abduction and murder of a young black girl, soon to be adopted by her white foster family, and the trail of lies, blame, guilt and notoriety which follow.
Style: psychological, emotional, captivating, realistic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 8.1
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Sharp Objects (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 421 min.
TV show
Story: Reporter Camille Preaker confronts the psychological demons from her past when she returns to her hometown to investigate the murders of two young girls.
Style: psychological, suspense, bleak, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: murder investigation, self harm, mother daughter relationship, mystery, hometown, journalist, small town, murder, haunted by the past, family relations, reporter, alcoholic ...
Place: missouri, usa
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27%
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Deadwind (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Finland, Germany
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: When Sofia Karppi, a detective in her 30's who is trying to get over her husband's death, discovers the body of a young woman on a construction site, she triggers a chain of events that threatens to destroy her life again.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, tense, suspense
Plot: homicide detective, murder, female detective, police dog, missing person, police, family relations, childhood trauma, secret past, revenge, widow, danger ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: finland, helsinki finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Rules of the Game (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Brazil
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: Discussing the limits between good and bad, the plot is set in Rio de Janeiro and tells the story of Romero Rômulo (Alexandre Nero), an ex-politician that has a life less obvious then it seems.
Style: tense, humorous, suspenseful, captivating, suspense
Plot: police, mystery killer, family relations, violence, love, crime boss, death, murder investigation, hostage, mysterious villain, murder, investigation ...
Time: 21st century
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
La caza. Monteperdido (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 70 min.
TV show
Story: The unsolved case of two girls who disappeared from the Pyrenee town of Monteperdido five years ago is reopened when one of them reappears.
Style: suspense, disturbing, tense, suspenseful, captivating ...
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27%