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The Man from Nowhere (2010)
 7.8
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The Man from Nowhere (2010)
Original name: 아저씨
Genre: Action, Crime, 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, emotional, rough, bleak, tense, bloody, brutal, suspense, exciting, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: one man army, martial arts, lone hero, protection, fist fighting, assassin, rivalry, kidnapping, heroes, fight scenes, gang, drug lord, drugs, master warrior, crimes, mafia, missing child, vengeance, confined, strong violent content, daring rescue, crime, tragedy, neighbor, organized crime ...
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 violence, revenge, crimes, brutality, vengeance, blood and death mostly in Action, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like The Man from Nowhere: The Raid: Redemption (2011), The Equalizer (2014), Man on Fire (2004), Leon: The Professional (1994), The Raid 2 (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Raid: Redemption (2011)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Indonesia, France, USA
Duration: 101 min.
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Style: suspense, brutal, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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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: brutal, serious, exciting, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, moscow russia, russia
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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, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
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Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 110 min.
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The Raid 2 (2014)
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Duration: 150 min.
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Style: stylized, realistic, rough, brutal, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fist fighting, martial arts, warrior, organized crime, gangsters, undercover, hand to hand combat, violence, fight, one man army, gunfight, police corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indonesia, tokyo
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A Bittersweet Life (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
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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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6 Bullets (2012)
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Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
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Duration: 109 min.
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Story: Phil Broker is a former DEA agent who has gone through a crisis after his action against a biker gang went horribly wrong and it cost the life of his boss' son. He is recently widowed and is left with a 9-years-old daughter,Maddy. He decides to ...
Style: serious, tense, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
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Duration: 93 min.
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Style: tense, twists and turns, exciting, stylized, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Rapid Fire (1992)
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Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, intense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
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Payback (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: twists and turns, exciting, rough, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
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