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The Man from Nowhere (2010)
 7.8
 60K
The Man from Nowhere (2010)
Original name: 아저씨
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 119 min.
Story: His only friend called him 'the man from nowhere'... Taesik, a former special agent becomes a loner after losing his wife in a miserable accident and lives a bitter life running a pawnshop. He only has a few customers and a friend named Somi, a little girl next door. As Taesik spends more and more time with Somi, he gets attached to her. Then Somi is kidnapped by a gang, and as Taesik tries to save Somi by becoming deeply associated with the gang his mysterious past is revealed...
Style: serious, brutal, emotional, rough, bleak, bloody, tense, suspense, exciting, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: one man army, lone hero, martial arts, fist fighting, kidnapping, protection, heroes, gang, drug lord, fight scenes, master warrior, assassin, crimes, drugs, rivalry, missing child, mafia, confined, lone wolves, daring rescue, crime, tragedy, neighbor, organized crime, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, south korea, seoul

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, rough and realistic films with plots about crimes, violence, brutality, heroes, rivalry, vengeance and revenge mostly in Action, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like The Man from Nowhere: The Raid: Redemption (2011), Leon: The Professional (1994), A Bittersweet Life (2005), The Equalizer (2014), Man on Fire (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Raid: Redemption (2011)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Indonesia, France, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Deep in the heart of Jakarta's slums lies an impenetrable safe house for the world's most dangerous killers and gangsters. Until now, the run-down apartment block has been considered untouchable to even the bravest of police. Cloaked under ...
Style: exciting, suspense, serious, suspenseful, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indonesia, hong kong
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Leon: The Professional (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Leon, the top hit man in New York, has earned a rep as an effective "cleaner". But when his next-door neighbors are wiped out by a loose-cannon DEA agent, he becomes the unwilling custodian of 12-year-old Mathilda. Before long, ...
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Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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A Bittersweet Life (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Kim Sun-woo is an enforcer and manager for a hotel owned by a cold, calculative crime boss, Kang who assigns Sun-Woo to a simple errand while he is away on a business trip; to shadow his young mistress, Heesoo, for fear that she may be cheating on ...
Style: bleak, serious, exciting, psychological, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, revenge, crime, crimes, tough heroes, rivalry, gunfight, hitman, hotel, tragic hero, one man army ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea, korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Equalizer (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: In The Equalizer, Denzel Washington plays McCall, a man who believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when McCall meets Teri (Chloë Grace Moretz), a young girl under the control of ...
Style: serious, rough, brutal, stylized, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilante, one man army, vigilantism, lone hero, gunfight, fighting crime, lone wolves, tough heroes, heroes, cia, crimes, corruption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Man on Fire (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Mexico, Switzerland
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Jaded ex-CIA operative John Creasy reluctantly accepts a job as the bodyguard for a 10-year-old girl in Mexico City. They clash at first, but eventually bond, and when she's kidnapped he's consumed by fury and will stop at nothing to save ...
Style: tense, rough, exciting, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone hero, vengeance, kidnapping, justice, cia, vigilante, vigilantism, mercenary, bodyguard, daring rescue, friendship, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Raid 2 (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Indonesia, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: After fighting his way through an apartment building populated by an army of dangerous criminals and escaping with his life, SWAT team member Rama goes undercover, joining a powerful Indonesian crime syndicate to protect his family and uncover ...
Style: stylized, rough, brutal, bloody, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: warrior, fist fighting, martial arts, violence, fight, undercover, fighting crime, police, organized crime, gangsters, shooting, one man army ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indonesia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
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A Man Apart (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: When Vetter's wife is killed in a botched hit organized by Diablo, he seeks revenge against those responsible. But in the process, Vetter and Hicks have to fight their way up the chain to get to Diablo but it's easier said than done when ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 2K
Man on Fire (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An ex-CIA agent is hired to protect the daughter of a rich American family.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bodyguard, daring rescue, rescue, kidnapping, vengeance, crimes, confined, danger, missing child, haunted by the past, track down, lone wolves ...
Time: 80s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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John Wick (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, China
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Ex-hitman John Wick comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that took everything from him.
Style: stylized, exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Thailand
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When the head of a statue sacred to a village is stolen, a young martial artist goes to the big city and finds himself taking on the underworld to retrieve it.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Night Comes for Us (2018)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Indonesia, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: After sparing a girl's life during a massacre, an elite Triad assassin is targeted by an onslaught of murderous gangsters.
Style: tense, exciting, brutal, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fist fighting, lone hero, massacre, knife fight, martial arts, one man army, peril, graphic violence, assassin, gore, fight, triad ...
Place: indonesia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 14K
6 Bullets (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An ex-mercenary known for finding missing children is hired by a mixed martial arts fighter whose daughter has been kidnapped.
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
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Place: usa, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
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The Yellow Sea (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea, USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 157 min.
Story: The region where the borders of North Korea, China, and Russia come together, forms a sort of modern day wild west, where more than half of the population relies on illegal activity in order to survive. In Yanbian, on the Chinese side of the border, ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, bleak ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Duration: 100 min.
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Style: serious, tense, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
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Duration: 106 min.
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Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Soo: Revenge for a Twisted Fate (2007)
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Style: tense, exciting, captivating, suspense, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 18K
In Hell (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Duration: 109 min.
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Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Thailand
Duration: 116 min.
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Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Punisher: War Zone (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
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Style: stylized, rough, suspenseful, exciting, brutal ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
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⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Country: Japan
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⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
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Duration: 102 min.
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26%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 58K
Sabotage (2014)
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Country: USA
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Story: In "Sabotage", Arnold Schwarzenegger leads an elite DEA task force that takes on the world's deadliest drug cartels. When the team successfully executes a high-stakes raid on a cartel safe house, they think their work is done - until, ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, rough, exciting ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Mercenary for Justice (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
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Story: Mercenary John Seeger is one of the best in the business. John and his crew battle some soldiers on Galmoral Island in Southern Africa as they're trying to rescue the French Ambassador -- there's a coup going on. Some of John's ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating
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⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
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Duration: 108 min.
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Style: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious ...
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