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2009: Lost Memories (2002)
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2009: Lost Memories (2002)
Original name: 2009 로스트메모리즈
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: South Korea, Japan
Duration: 136 min.
Story: There are breakpoints in the history, the result of a single event may change the whole course. In 1909, an assassination attempt of a Japanese governor fails. Now, in 2009, Korea is just another state of Japan's Empire & Seoul has become a major city. A Korean resistance group fights for liberty, independence & the restoration of true history. Two cops, Japanese & Korean, investigate the group.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, danger, friendship, assassination, obsessive quest, political unrest, future dystopia, state affairs, politics, terrorism, political intrigue, heroic mission, gays and lesbians, deadly, time travel, police investigation, japanese occupation, artifact, resistance, world war two, special agents, heroes, assassination attempt, society, chases and races ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 2000s, year 2009
Place: japan, korea, asia

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Duration: 126 min.
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Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana
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Timequest (2000)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
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Style: stylized, exciting, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
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Escape Under Pressure (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
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Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
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Style: stylized, suspenseful, serious, exciting, captivating ...
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Duration: 74 min.
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Time: 20th century, 80s
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Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
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Style: rough, bleak, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
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Duration: 124 min.
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Country: China, Haiti, Hong Kong
Duration: 112 min.
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Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, captivating
Audience: boys' night
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Natural City (2003)
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Duration: 85 min.
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Audience: boys' night
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Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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Slipstream (2005)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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23%
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Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
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Style: suspenseful, serious, political thriller, exciting, suspense ...
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23%
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Midnight Man (1997)
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Country: Canada, USA, Luxembourg, UK
Duration: 104 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 4.8
 305
The Insurgents (2006)
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Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
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Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
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⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Golden Slumber (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 139 min.
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Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
23%