Movies and TV shows like Iris

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Iris (2009)
 7.9
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Iris (2009)
Original name: 아이리스
Genre: Action, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: IRIS revolves around two friends from the 707th Special Mission Battalion recruited into a secret South Korean black ops agency known as the National Security Service. Of the pair, recruit Kim Hyun-jun begins to uncover evidence that his foggy past may not be so irrelevant to his joining of the secret organization after all. As the two friends find their loyalties tested and forge new, unlikely alliances, the journey takes them from their home country to Hungary, Japan, and China where they find themselves at the center of an international conspiracy.
Style: tense, captivating, suspense
Plot: secret agents, government conspiracy, agent, spy, investigation, fighting crime, war on terror, national security, partners against crime, crimes, special agents, terrorism, partners, crime investigation, secret service, police partner, organized crime, teamwork, showdown, mission, secret mission, secret organization, terrorist plot, spy mission, domestic terrorism ...

Most similar movies to Iris

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out tense, suspense, captivating and suspenseful films and TV series with plots about crimes, investigation, fighting crime, partners against crime, crime investigation, partners and murder mostly in Thriller, Mystery and Drama genres. Some movies like Iris: Vagabond (2019), FBI: Most Wanted (2020), Athena: Goddess of War (2010), Man to Man (2017), FBI (2018). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Vagabond (2019)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Stuntman Cha Dal-geon gets involved in a tragic airplane crash and ends up discovering a national corruption scandal in the process. Go Hae-ri, the oldest daughter of a deceased marine, decides to work for the National Intelligence Service as a ...
Style: disturbing, captivating, tense, sincere
Plot: agent, corruption, revenge, stuntman, plane crash, dishonesty, government, airplane accident, danger, murder, friendship, investigation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
FBI: Most Wanted (2020)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: The Fugitive Task Force relentlessly tracks and captures the notorious criminals on the Bureau’s Most Wanted list. Seasoned agent Jess LaCroix oversees the highly skilled team that functions as a mobile undercover unit that is always out in the ...
Style: disturbing, captivating, tense, suspense
Plot: fbi, fbi agent, runaway, task force, criminal, partners against crime, criminal justice, murder, police partner, team, partners, agent ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Athena: Goddess of War (2010)
Genre: Action, Romance, Thriller
Country: South Korea
TV show
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 ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: terrorism, secret agents, undercover, heroes, political conspiracy, rivalry, espionage, state affairs, assassination, government agency, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 7.4
 1K
Man to Man (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 80 min.
TV show
Story: From Kim Won Seok, the writer of Descendants of the Sun, a drama about a special bodyguard with a background in special investigations and the Hallyu star he is supposed to protect.
Style: suspense, tense, captivating
Plot: secret, secret agents, undercover agent, working undercover, cover-up, bodyguard, government agent, fighting crime, special agents, celebrity, protector, rescue mission ...
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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 6.8
 12K
FBI (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The New York office of the FBI brings to bear all their talents, intellect and technical expertise on major cases in order to keep their city and the country safe.
Style: tense, suspense, disturbing, exciting, twists and turns ...
Plot: fbi, federal bureau of investigation, police investigation, investigation, fbi agent, agent, propaganda, violence, partners, danger, crimes, partners against crime ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 8.8
 2K
Mouse (2021)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 80 min.
TV show
Story: A psychopath’s ruthless serial murders have left the entire nation gripped with fear and chaos. A honest and justice-seeking rookie police officer and a veteran detective with tragic past, face against the killer. After the encounter with the ...
Style: suspense, captivating, tense, psychological thriller
Plot: investigation, psychopath, serial murder, crime scene, psycho killer, murder investigation, murder, serial killer, police officer, homicide detective, dna testing, crimes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Trigger Point (2021)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Nicolas Shaw is a retired U.S. special operative who becomes part of an elite 'invisible' team that quietly takes out the worst villains around the world.
Style: tense, captivating, suspense
Plot: operation, memory loss, secret agents, secret mission, memory lapse, special agents, cia agent, murderer, killer, human experiment, mission, showdown ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 7.3
 1K
Hackerville (2018)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Germany, Romania
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Following a cyber attack on a German bank, an investigator teams with local authorities and an elite hacker to track the suspects.
Style: tense, suspense, captivating
Plot: heist, hacker, bank robbery, investigation, crime investigation, fighting crime, crimes, police investigation, bank robber, computer hacker, cybercrime, partners against crime ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Drug Squad: Costa del Sol (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Spain
TV show
Story: Four intrepid and impulsive police officers form a special narcotics unit to combat the birth of drug trafficking on Spain's Costa del Sol in the 1970s.
Style: tense, exciting, captivating
Plot: drug dealer, police, criminal, drugs, police officer, war on drugs, partners against crime, fighting crime, smuggling, criminal gang, teamwork, drug bust ...
Time: 70s
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.9
 70K
Burn Notice (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: A formerly blacklisted spy uses his unique skills and training to help people in desperate situations.
Style: semi serious, exciting, stylized, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, adventure, starting over, uncover truth, lifestyle change, gadget, peril, ex law enforcer, new job, danger, crimes, secret agents ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: miami, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 1K
Beyond Evil (2021)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 70 min.
TV show
Story: A serial murder case takes place in the small, peaceful city. The case is the same serial murder case that took place 20 years ago and changed Lee Dong-Sik’s life. The two detectives work to catch the killer.
Style: tense, suspense, captivating, psychological thriller
Plot: serial killer, secret, police, murder, serial murder, investigation, murder case, cold case, murder investigation, murder mystery, crimes, fighting crime ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Agent Hamilton (2020)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany, Lithuania
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Carl Hamilton has just returned to Sweden after many years of secret education in the US when Stockholm is shaken by a series of terrorist attacks. Hamilton is assigned to assist the Swedish intelligence service in their pursuit of the guilty, but ...
Style: exciting, captivating, suspense, tense, suspenseful
Plot: spy, secret service, secret agents, terrorism, double agent, conspiracy, rogue agent, disguise, panic, paranoia, black ops, rescue ...
Time: contemporary
Place: sweden, stockholm sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.3
 947
La unidad (2020)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
TV show
Story: A secret unit of cops is assembled to stop a terrorist band from attacking Spain after their leader is arrested there.
Style: political, exciting, captivating, heroic, tense ...
Plot: terrorist, police, terrorism, team, attack, dangerous, international crisis, islamic terrorism, government, police operation, danger, murder ...
Time: 21st century
Place: madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Stockholm Requiem (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: A series of violent murders paralyze Stockholm. Private investigator Fredrika Bergman and her colleagues seek out to solve these crimes, but soon their existence is put under threat.
Style: suspense, tense, captivating
Plot: female protagonist, police, partners against crime, forensics, fighting crime, crime investigation, investigation, crimes, criminal, cold case, homicide detective, police investigation ...
Place: stockholm sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.6
 11K
Dogs of Berlin (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 542 min.
TV show
Story: A politically sensitive murder forces two disparate detectives into a battle with the Berlin underworld and a confrontation with their own corruption.
Style: suspense, tense, bleak, captivating, brutal
Plot: partners, football player, police protagonist, murder, crime investigation, murder investigation, police partner, cheating, riot, racism, fighting crime, partners against crime ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 8.0
 213K
The Blacklist (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Raymond "Red" Reddington, one of the FBI's most wanted fugitives, surrenders in person at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. He claims that he and the FBI have the same interests: bringing down dangerous criminals and terrorists. In ...
Style: captivating, tense, clever, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fbi, special agents, master criminal, unlikely partners, investigation, manipulations, mind game, law enforcement, partners, danger, terrorism, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2020s, 2010s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Chasing Shadows (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Chasing Shadows' follows a team of special operatives who are tracking down serial killers.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, crime investigation, partners, murder, missing person, police investigation, crime, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, murder investigation, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Those Who Kill (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Follows Catherine Jensen, a recently promoted homicide detective who enlists the help of Thomas Schaeffer, a forensic psychologist, to track down serial killers and relentlessly seeks the truth behind the disappearance of her brother.
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, serious, suspense ...
Plot: profiler, criminal psychologist, serial killer, forensics, police investigation, policewoman, police detective, deadly, psychiatrist, crimes, law enforcement, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Tell Me What You Saw (2020)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The eccentric Oh Hyun Jae was a peerless criminal profiler until a bomb planted by a serial killer took the life of his young fiancée, causing him to become a recluse. When a serial killer long thought dead returns to terrorize the city, rising ...
Style: intellectual, realistic, serious, exciting, suspense ...
Plot: photographic memory, psychic, serial killer, investigation, crime investigation, law enforcement, talented, homicide detective, police detective, fighting crime, mystery, murder ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Life is an Art (2010)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 110 min.
Story: You need to suffer, to understand....
Style: captivating, suspense, tense
Plot: investigation, police, killer, murder, crime scene, murder investigation, serial murder, teamwork, partners against crime, police partner, crimes, team ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.7
 125K
NCIS (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: From murder and espionage to terrorism and stolen submarines, a team of special agents investigates any crime that has a shred of evidence connected to Navy and Marine Corps personnel, regardless of rank or position.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: law enforcement, evidence, special agents, crime investigation, forensics, navy, computer genius, army investigation, crimes, crime, military, teamwork ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 8.2
 586
Life on Mars (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 65 min.
TV show
Story: While investigating a serial murder case, Han Tae Joo gets into an incident. When he wakes up, he finds himself back in 1987. To get back to his present world, he must solve the murder case.
Style: tense, captivating
Plot: time travel, murder, police investigation, investigation, homicide detective, crime investigation, time jump, police detective, sent to the past, fighting crime, murder investigation, crimes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
You Are All Surrounded (2014)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Mystery, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 58 min.
TV show
Story: P4: are the new recruits in the violent crimes unit at Gangnam Police Station. The journey of four young cops as they fumble, learn, fall in love and find their way to becoming people the citizens can trust.
Style: suspense, tense, political, twists and turns
Plot: police officer, rookie, revenge, tragic villain, fighting crime, romance, partners against crime, dual identity, crime fighter, secret identity, hidden identity, secret
Place: south korea, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 6.2
 11K
24: Legacy (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 41 min.
TV show
Story: The story of military hero Eric Carter’s return to the U.S. and the trouble that follows him back – compelling him to ask CTU for help in saving his life, and stopping what potentially could be one of the largest-scale terror attacks on ...
Style: twists and turns, suspense, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret service, one man army, workplace, tough heroes, danger, special agents, investigation, government agency, save the day, terrorism, financial driven terrorism, terrorist plot ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Berlin Station (2016)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A contemporary spy series that follows Daniel Miller, an undercover agent at the CIA station in Berlin, Germany.
Style: suspense, tense, exciting, twists and turns
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, secret service, spy, whistleblower, undercover, crimes, partners, government official, partners against crime, terrorism, politician, law enforcement ...
Place: berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Good Detective (2020)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A drama about the race between people who want to get closer to the truth and those who want to cover it up. Jang Seung Jo will take on the role of Oh Ji Hyuk, an elite detective of nine years who does not share his feelings with others due to pain ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, humorous, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: blackmail, police station, murder investigation, police investigation, friendship, friends, partners, law enforcement, escapades, deadly, gunfight, buddies ...
Time: 21st century
Place: south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
I Remember You (2015)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: South Korea
TV show
Story: This drama is a romantic thriller that centers around a criminal profiler, Lee Hyun who previously work as a consultant at the police department in New York. After he returns to south Korea, he’s in charge of a special criminal investigation team. ...
Style: captivating, suspense, tense, psychological
Plot: investigation, serial killer, psychopath, murder, dark past, police, justice, memory, romance, crimes, homecoming, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century
Place: south korea, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.2
 4K
Pine Gap (2018)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 360 min.
TV show
Story: A team of talented Australian and American intelligence analysts work together to ensure global stability in one of the world's most important and secretive joint intelligence facilities... Pine Gap. But the relationship between the Australian ...
Style: political, captivating, suspenseful, tense, suspense
Plot: intelligence agency, intelligence, intrigue, politics, spy, top secret, satellite, agent, cia, television, rivalry, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, south australia, adelaide south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.2
 179
Three Days (2014)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 65 min.
TV show
Story: Three shots are fired and the president of South Korea suddenly goes missing from his vacation villa. Three Days is a condensed-time thriller that follows the struggles of elite Blue House bodyguard Han Tae Kyung to find and protect the president. ...
Style: tense, captivating, suspense, exciting
Plot: race against time, government agent, bodyguard, assassination attempt, on the run, president, patriotism, protector, chase, police protection, political unrest, assassination of president ...
Place: south korea, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 8.1
 54K
Manhunt (2017)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: An in-depth look at how an FBI profiler helped track down the terrorist Ted Kaczynski, the Unabomber.
Style: suspense, neo noir, tense, enigmatic, suspenseful ...
Plot: terrorism, psychoanalysis, terrorist, serial killer, federal bureau of investigation, mathematics, crime investigation, fbi, manhunt, true crime, crime solving, investigation ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%