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The Man from Nowhere (2010)
 7.7
 68K
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, brutal, emotional, rough, exciting, bleak, tense, suspenseful, bloody, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: one man army, martial arts, lone hero, assassin, revenge, master warrior, protection, crimes, rivalry, drugs, kidnapping, fight scenes, heroes, gang, drug lord, child in peril, mafia, missing child, vengeance, confined, strong violent content, daring rescue, neighbor, organized crime, tragic hero ...
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 suspenseful, serious, rough and realistic films with plots about violence, crimes, chase, murder, hitman, revenge and brutality mostly in Action, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like The Man from Nowhere: The Raid (2011), The Equalizer (2014), Man on Fire (2004), John Wick (2014), The Raid 2 (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Raid (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Indonesia, France, USA
Duration: 101 min.
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Style: brutal, suspense, exciting, suspenseful, serious ...
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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: exciting, serious, brutal, tense, rough ...
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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, 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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Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
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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, rough, serious, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
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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, realistic, rough, brutal, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, warrior, one man army, organized crime, gangsters, mission, fight, police corruption, undercover, fighting crime, swat team, police ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indonesia, tokyo
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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, ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, neo noir, serious, touching ...
Plot: hitman, mentor, loneliness, life philosophy, sniper, friendship, loner, killings, dark hero, lone wolves, murder, protector ...
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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
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea, asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.0
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6 Bullets (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
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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, serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
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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: serious, suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 6.5
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Homefront (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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, exciting, tense, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, new jersey
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100%
 6.5
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The Mechanic (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Arthur Bishop is a 'mechanic' - an elite assassin with a strict code and unique talent for cleanly eliminating targets. It's a job that requires professional perfection and total detachment, and Bishop is the best in the business. But ...
Style: tense, twists and turns, exciting, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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100%
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Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Thailand, France, Hong Kong
Duration: 105 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, suspenseful, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Furie (2019)
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Duration: 98 min.
Story: When a little girl is kidnapped by a trafficking ring, they soon find they messed with the wrong child. Her mother, a notorious former gang leader, is close on their trail and will go to any lengths to bring her child home.
Style: suspense, serious
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
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Style: serious, exciting, stylized, suspenseful, realistic ...
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Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, surprise ending, intense ...
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Duration: 94 min.
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The Yellow Sea (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
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Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, bleak, rough ...
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67%
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Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
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Out for Justice (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
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Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.8
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Hard to Kill (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
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24%
Gangs of Wasseypur (2012)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
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Get the Gringo (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A career criminal (Gibson) nabbed by Mexican authorities is placed in a tough prison where he learns to survive with the help of a 9-year-old boy.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, intense, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone hero, gunfight, prison, prison life, confined, prison escape, tough guy, prison gang, thief, gang, corruption, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.3
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Transporter 2 (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, USA, Germany
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Professional driver Frank Martin is living in Miami, where he is temporarily filling in for a friend as the chauffeur for a government narcotics control policymaker and his family. The young boy in the family is targeted for kidnapping, and Frank ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone hero, car chase, fight scenes, kidnapping, martial arts, weapons, deadly virus, race against time, virus, chase, bodyguard, helicopter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: miami, florida, usa, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Mechanic: Resurrection (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, France, Bulgaria, Germany
Duration: 98 min.
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Style: tense, exciting, twists and turns, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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In Hell (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A man must survive a prison where hardened criminals battle to the death for the warden's entertainment.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: martial arts, gladiator, prison, prison life, heroes, revenge, murder, prison riot, warden, isolation, vengeance, redemption ...
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