Movies like I Saw the Devil

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I Saw the Devil (2010)
 7.8
 92K
I Saw the Devil (2010)
Original name: 악마를 보았다
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Kyung-chul is a dangerous psychopath who kills for pleasure. He has committed infernal serial murders in diabolic ways that one cannot even imagine and his victims range from young women to even children. The police have chased him for a long time, but were unable to catch him. One day, Joo-yeon, daughter of a retired police chief becomes his prey and is found dead in a horrific state. Her fiance Soo-hyun, a top secret agent, decides to track down the murderer himself. He promises himself that he will do everything in his power to take bloody vengeance against the killer, even if it means that he must become a monster himself to get this monstrous and inhumane killer.
Style: tense, psychological, serious, bleak, rough, realistic, suspense, intense, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, vengeance, violence, revenge, psychopath, loss of spouse, crime and punishment, track down, cat and mouse, mercilessness, extreme violence, torture, cannibalism, vigilantism, law enforcer, sadism, beating, police chief, brutality, chase, gory, tracking device, stabbing, murder of a pregnant woman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, south korea, korea

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Most similar movies to I Saw the Devil

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and rough films with plots about crimes, murder, deadly, violence, serial killer, vengeance and blood mostly in Thriller, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like I Saw the Devil: Oldboy (2003), The Chaser (2008), Confession of Murder (2012), Se7en (1995), A Bittersweet Life (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.4
 451K
Oldboy (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 120 min.
Story: With no clue how he came to be imprisoned, drugged and tortured for 15 years, a desperate businessman seeks revenge on his captors.
Style: atmospheric, bleak, psychological, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: incest, vengeance, secret, loneliness, sin, revenge, losing-it hero, confined, mind game, violence, life is a bitch, neo noir ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2003, 20th century, 2000s
Place: korea, asia, south korea, stockholm sweden, manhattan new york city ...
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100%
 7.9
 49K
The Chaser (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Joong-ho is a dirty detective turned pimp in financial trouble as several of his girls have recently disappeared without clearing their debts. While trying to track them down, he finds a clue that the vanished girls were all called up by the same ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, brutal, twist ending, bloody ...
Plot: serial killer, violence, prostitute, pimp, psychopath, search, woman in danger, police investigation, chase, murder, revenge, victim ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south korea, asia, korea, seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Confession of Murder (2012)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 119 min.
Story: On the day the 15-year statute of limitations expired on a high profile serial murder case that claimed the lives of 10 women, a family member of the victim throws himself off the building in front of Choi Hyeong-goo, the detective in charge of the ...
Style: tense, twists and turns, suspenseful, rough, dark humor ...
Plot: serial killer, law enforcement, vengeance, chases and races, investigation, trap, frame up, murder confession, deadly, uninhibited rivalry, crime, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.6
 1.3M
Se7en (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Two homicide detectives are on a desperate hunt for a serial killer whose crimes are based on the "seven deadly sins" in this dark and haunting film that takes viewers from the tortured remains of one victim to the next. The seasoned Det. ...
Style: tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, scary, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, master criminal, psychopath, mind game, crime, police investigation, investigation, killings, crimes, torture, insanity, police detective ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A Bittersweet Life (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 120 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: stylized, bleak, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, revenge, gangsters, mob boss, stabbing, one man army, buried alive, crime, tough heroes, rules and policies, dishonor among criminals, violence spree ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: FBI trainee, Clarice Starling ventures into a maximum-security asylum to pick the diseased brain of Hannibal Lecter, a psychiatrist turned homicidal cannibal. Starling needs clues to help her capture a serial killer. But her Faustian relationship ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, scary, suspense, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mind game, investigation, fbi, murder, crime, cannibalism, killings, deadly, special agents, profiler ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: maryland, virginia, usa, washington d.c., bahamas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
I Spit on Your Grave (1978)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An aspiring writer is repeatedly gang-raped, humiliated, and left for dead by four men whom she systematically hunts down to seek revenge.
Style: banned film, psychological, suspenseful, bleak, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sexual abuse, rape and revenge, rape, vengeance, revenge, murder, psychopath, cruelty, brutality, danger, serial killer, sadism ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: england, germany, europe, new york, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 235K
Hannibal (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Italy
Duration: 131 min.
Story: After having successfully eluded the authorities for years, Hannibal peacefully lives in Italy in disguise as an art scholar. Trouble strikes again when he's discovered leaving a deserving few dead in the process. He returns to America to make ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, atmospheric, stylized, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, master criminal, psychopath, mind game, crime, cat and mouse, special agents, one on one, fbi, cannibalism, psychiatrist, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florence, europe, italy, washington d.c., florence italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Memories of Murder (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 131 min.
Story: 1986 Gyunggi Province. The body of a young woman is found brutally raped and murdered. Two months later, a series of rapes and murders commences under similar circumstances. And in a country that had never known such crimes, the dark whispers about ...
Style: realistic, captivating, disturbing, suspense, tense ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, evidence, serial killer, suspicion, rape, search, brutality, partners, victim, stupidity, mishap ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1986
Place: korea, south korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 7.2
 230K
Red Dragon (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Former FBI Agent Will Graham, who was once almost killed by the savage Hannibal 'The Cannibal' Lecter, now has no choice but to face him again, as it seems Lecter is the only one who can help Graham track down a new serial killer.
Style: suspenseful, tense, rough, suspense, gothic ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mind game, investigation, fbi, cannibalism, split personality, murder, deadly, reporter, crime, cruelty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, florida, st. louis missouri, washington d.c., atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 129 min.
Story: This is the story of Ryu, a deaf man, and his sister, who requires a kidney transplant. Ryu's boss, Park, has just laid him off, and in order to afford the transplant, Ryu and his girlfriend develop a plan to kidnap Park's daughter. Things ...
Style: stylized, disturbing, tense, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, kidnapping, revenge, ransom, factory worker, drowning, suicide, stabbing, black market, gory, crime gone awry, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.8
 14K
Big Bad Wolves (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Israel
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A series of brutal murders puts the lives of three men on a collision course: The father of the latest victim now out for revenge, a vigilante police detective operating outside the boundaries of law, and the main suspect in the killings - a ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, suspense, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, kidnapping, partners, parents and children, confined, crimes, loss of child, captivity, rivalry, torture, revenge, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, palestine
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.6
 64K
Lady Vengeance (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After a 13-year imprisonment for the kidnap and murder of a 6 year old boy, beautiful Lee Guem-ja starts seeking revenge on the man that was really responsible for the boy's death. With the help of fellow inmates and reunited with her daughter, ...
Style: stylized, disturbing, psychological, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: vengeance, vigilantism, torture, teacher, cult, bully, ex convict, translator, crime, redemption, crimes, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Last House on the Left (2009)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A group of teenage girls heading into the city hook up with a gang of drug-addled ne'er-do-wells and are brutally murdered. The killers find their way to the home of one of their victim's parents, where both father and mother exact a ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, brutal, disturbing, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rape, slasher, sexualized violence, serial killer, murder, psychopath, vengeance, torture, gory, danger, brutality, sadism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.3
 20K
American Mary (2012)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A young med student struggling with her tuition fees is drawn into the shady world of underground body modification.
Style: scary, disturbing, rough, sexy, brutal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rape, torture, amputation, plastic surgery, gory, revenge, physical appearance, nightclub, goth, stripper, brutality, serial killer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Chrissie and her friends set out on a road trip for a final fling before one is shipped off to Vietnam. Along the way, bikers harass the foursome and cause an accident that throws Chrissie from the vehicle. The lawman who arrives on the scene kills ...
Style: realistic, scary, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, psychopath, murder, torture, violence, cannibalism, cruelty, gore, blood, gory, sadism ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1930s, 1960s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.5
 4K
Killers (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Indonesia, Japan
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Mr. Nomura is an eerily handsome, sharply dressed, sociopathic serial killer who preys on the women of Tokyo. In Jakarta, a world-weary journalist named Bayu finds himself unexpectedly falling into vigilantism after brutally killing two sadistic ...
Style: rough, disturbing, serious, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, deadly, gory, murder, psychopath, rivalry, crime, uninhibited rivalry, crimes
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Killing Gene (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: There is something horribly wrong with the bodies found in the dark city streets. Some are mutilated while others have the Price equation (wΔz = Cov (w,z) = βwzVz) carved into their flesh. Detective Eddie Argo and his new partner Helen Westcott ...
Style: scary, bleak, suspenseful, rough, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, investigation, serial killer, torture, police, violence, police investigation, master criminal, chase, death, murder, psychological trauma ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Soo: Revenge for a Twisted Fate (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Tae-soo tries to steal from a gang. The gang catches Tae-Soo's brother, Tae-Jin, instead. The incident causes the brothers to separate. Tae-Soo becomes a mob fixer and an assassin. Tae-Jin becomes a police detective. When a call brings the ...
Style: serious, bleak, suspenseful, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, urban, wanted, vengeance, hidden identity, haunted by the past, gang, manhunt, escapades, chases and races, crimes, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.7
 103K
The Call (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Jordan Turner is an experienced 911 operator but when she makes an error in judgment and a call ends badly, Jordan is rattled and unsure if she can continue. But when teenager Casey Welson is abducted in the back of a man's car and calls 911, ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, surprise ending, realistic, psychological ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, serial killer, psycho, woman in danger, danger, fear, murder, investigation, lifesaver, cell phone, control room, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.2
 80K
Harry Brown (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An elderly ex-serviceman and widower looks to avenge his best friend's murder by doling out his own form of justice.
Style: tense, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: loneliness, murder, vigilantism, gang, widower, vengeance, crimes, incompetent police, loss of friend, deadly, violence, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, europe, london, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.5
 82K
Funny Games (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, France, UK, Austria, Germany, Italy
Duration: 111 min.
Story: When Ann, husband George and son Georgie arrive at their holiday home they are visited by a pair of polite and seemingly pleasant young men. Armed with deceptively sweet smiles and some golf clubs, they proceed to terrorize and torture the ...
Style: psychological, rough, scary, brutal, atmospheric ...
Plot: psychopath, home invasion, torture, serial killer, danger, hostages, murder, family, family in danger, mind game, neighbor, savagery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Private investigator Matthew Scudder is hired by a drug kingpin to find out who kidnapped and murdered his wife.
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, clever, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, kidnapping, private detective, investigation, crime, mafia, haunted by the past, serial killer, revenge, drug dealer, loner, murder of wife ...
Time: 20th century, 1990s, contemporary, 21st century, 90s ...
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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 7.3
 16K
The Yellow Sea (2010)
Genre: Action, 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: suspenseful, serious, exciting, bleak, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, violence, stabbing, life is a bitch, crime, chases and races, gangsters, on the run, danger, deadly, gory, survival ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, korea, seoul, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.2
 3K
The Ugly (1997)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A female psychologist wants to understand the minds of a confessed serial killer who spent the last five years in a mental hospital because of his state.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, suspense, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, hospital, murder, slasher, mental institution, psychologist, mind game, mysterious character, investigation, haunted by the past, psychoanalysis, doctors and patients ...
Time: 90s
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Jack the Ripper (1976)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Switzerland, West Germany, Spain
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A serial killer whose mother was a prostitute starts killing streetwalkers as a way of paying back his mother for her abuse.
Style: bleak, serious, suspenseful, scary, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, jack the ripper, prostitute, psychopath, maniac, deadly, police investigation, crime, who done it, woman in danger, danger ...
Time: 70s, 19th century, 1880s
Place: england, scotland, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.1
 32K
Maniac (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: As he helps a young artist with her upcoming exhibition, the owner of a mannequin shop's deadly, suppressed desires come to the surface.
Style: rough, scary, disturbing, suspenseful, psycho film ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, obsession, insanity, psychopath, loneliness, disturbed childhood, murder, schizophrenia, mannequin, extreme violence, exhibition, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
The Man from Nowhere (2010)
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 ...
Style: serious, emotional, brutal, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, martial arts, kidnapping, gang, lone hero, drug lord, missing child, daring rescue, fist fighting, master warrior, crimes, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, south korea, seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 5.5
 7K
The Tortured (2010)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 79 min.
Story: An upper-middle-class couple's life is destroyed when their only child is kidnapped and killed. Obsessed with revenge, the couple seizes an opportunity to kidnap the killer.
Style: tense, bleak, rough, disturbing, sadistic ...
Plot: kidnapping, psychopath, death of son, child murder, vengeance, confined, mystery, crimes, deadly, gory, torture, sadism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: vermont, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Henry likes to kill people, in different ways each time. Henry shares an apartment with Otis. When Otis' sister comes to stay, we see both sides of Henry: "the guy next door" and the serial killer.
Style: scary, sadistic, disturbing, tense, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, incest, maniac, murder, blood, rape, strangulation, prostitute, extreme violence, killing spree, video camera ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, midwest, chicago illinois, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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