Movies like I Saw the Devil

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I Saw the Devil (2010)
 7.8
 126K
I Saw the Devil (2010)
Original name: 악마를 보았다
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 144 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, rough, serious, unusual plot structure, suspenseful, twist ending, bleak, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: revenge, serial killer, murder, vengeance, violence, extreme violence, brutality, psychopath, cat and mouse, strong violent content, mercilessness, sadism, murder of a pregnant woman, vigilantism, crimes, crime and punishment, violent, loss of spouse, murderer, chase, torture, track down, law enforcer, investigation, young woman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea, south 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 suspenseful, realistic, serious and psychological films with plots about violence, crimes, murder, deadly, death, vengeance and revenge mostly in Thriller, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like I Saw the Devil: The Chaser (2008), Oldboy (2003), Ichi the Killer (2001), Mr. Brooks (2007), Memories of Murder (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.8
 65K
The Chaser (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, 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, disturbing, bleak, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, prostitute, police investigation, chase, interrogation, disappearance, race against time, pimp, woman in danger, violence, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south korea, seoul, asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 8.4
 561K
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: bleak, brutal, twist ending, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: revenge, incest, father daughter incest, vengeance, mind game, older man younger woman relationship, loneliness, confined, brother sister incest, sin, torture, solitary ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s, year 1988, 2000s ...
Place: korea, asia, new york, south korea, seoul ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
Ichi the Killer (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 129 min.
Story: As sadomasochistic yakuza enforcer Kakihara searches for his missing boss he comes across Ichi, a repressed and psychotic killer who may be able to inflict levels of pain that Kakihara has only dreamed of.
Style: disturbing, rough, suspenseful, stylized, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sadism, massacre, violence, gang, rage, psychopath, yakuza, perversion, hitman, mob boss, crimes, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 150K
Mr. Brooks (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A psychological thriller about a man who is sometimes controlled by his murder-and-mayhem-loving alter ego.
Style: psychological, tense, twists and turns, macabre, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, police investigation, split personality, crimes, businessman, police detective, murder, double life, secret, maniac, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, oregon, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Memories of Murder (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 132 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, twists and turns, enigmatic, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: rape, unsolved crime, police investigation, brutality, murder, serial killer, police, police detective, murderer, police brutality, crimes, investigation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1986, year 2003
Place: south korea, korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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, psychological, tense, scary, suspense ...
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, murder, mind game, cannibalism, investigation, maniac, psychology, profiler, brutality, fbi, kidnapping ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: maryland, virginia, usa, ohio, west virginia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 7.4
 8K
No Mercy (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Forensic pathologist Kang (Seol Kyeong-gu) is assigned to examine the dismembered corpse of a female murder victim. Detective Min (Han Hye-jin) points to a fanatic environmentalist, Lee Sung-ho (Ryoo Seung-beom), as the primary suspect. But when ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: revenge, murder, police investigation, autopsy, mind game, crimes, forensics, regret, arrest, tragic hero, daughter, threat ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, korea, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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: gangsters, revenge, mafia, crimes, rivalry, gunfight, hitman, hotel, bandit, tragic hero, tough heroes, one man army ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea, asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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 7.2
 269K
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: neo noir, tense, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mind game, cannibalism, investigation, split personality, murder, fbi, cruelty, reporter, crimes, capture ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: atlanta georgia, florida, chicago illinois, baltimore, birmingham alabama ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Natural Born Killers (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Two victims of traumatized childhoods become lovers and psychopathic serial murderers irresponsibly glorified by the mass media.
Style: sadistic, atmospheric, brutal, suspense, stylized ...
Plot: dark humor, violence, psychopath, mass murder, sadism, serial killer, murderous pair, criminal heroes, violence spree, insanity, cruelty, hallucination ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: paris france, nevada, arizona, london, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.6
 1.6M
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: suspenseful, twists and turns, tense, neo noir, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, police detective, police investigation, psychopath, mind game, master criminal, psycho, psychology, powerful ending, homicidal maniac, insanity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Law Abiding Citizen (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A frustrated man decides to take justice into his own hands after a plea bargain sets one of his family's killers free. He targets not only the killer but also the district attorney and others involved in the deal.
Style: twist ending, surprise ending, tense, exciting, serious ...
Plot: vengeance, master criminal, justice, murder, fighting the system, vigilantism, prison, mind game, injustice, perfect crime, outsmarting, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Confession of Murder (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, 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, suspenseful, twists and turns, rough, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, vengeance, law enforcement, dark humor, investigation, murder confession, trap, frame up, rivalry, murder, strong violent content, wannabe ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.7
 356K
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
Plot: lone hero, kidnapping, vengeance, justice, mercenary, revenge, bodyguard, child abduction, vigilantism, cia, vigilante, daring rescue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Midnight Meat Train (2008)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The photographer Leon lives with his girlfriend and waitress Maya waiting for a chance to get in the photo business. When Maya contacts their friend Jurgis, he schedules a meeting for Leon with the successful owner of arts gallery Susan Hoff; she ...
Style: bloody, twists and turns, suspenseful, tense, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, butcher, violence, photographer, psychopath, crimes, witnessing a crime, violent, obsession, stalking, torture, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 78K
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: psychological, disturbing, serious, atmospheric, brutal ...
Plot: vengeance, vigilantism, torture, bully, women's prison, ex convict, crimes, parents and children, heroine, child killer, redemption, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south korea, korea, asia, australia, seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.8
 270K
Hannibal (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
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, atmospheric, suspenseful, psychological, stylized ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, master criminal, mind game, cannibalism, homicidal maniac, fbi, cat and mouse, crimes, law enforcement, torment, psychiatrist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florence, europe, venice, washington d.c., italy
⇓ 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: rough, psychological, bleak, suspenseful, slasher ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rape, rape and revenge, sexual abuse, vengeance, cruelty, revenge, sadistic horror, sadism, murder, psychopath, justice, brutality ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: england, germany, europe, connecticut, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.3
 40K
Kill List (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Nearly a year after a botched job, a hitman takes a new assignment with the promise of a big payoff for three killings. What starts off as an easy task soon unravels, sending the killer into the heart of darkness.
Style: disturbing, psychological, tense, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: ritual sacrifice, brutality, hitman, ex soldier, priest, crimes, marital problem, violence spree, infection, cult, hotel, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 121K
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, twist ending, tense, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: kidnapping, woman in danger, serial killer, child abduction, psycho, 911, investigation, murder, youth, graphic violence, lifesaver, fear ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 15K
Bedevilled (2010)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A woman subject to mental, physical, and sexual abuse on a remote island seeks a way out.
Style: disturbing, tense, serious, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: rape, island, murder, revenge, woman in danger, slavery, social decay, life is a bitch, isolation, friendship, injustice, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea, seoul, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002)
Genre: Crime, 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: disturbing, rough, suspenseful, tense, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organ donation, kidnapping, transplant, ransom, black market, vengeance, mute or deaf, factory worker, suicide, layoff, crime gone awry, loss of loved one ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.4
 5K
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: tense, bleak, suspenseful, serious, exciting ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, rivalry, crimes, uninhibited rivalry, strong violent content, violence, death, brutal murder, divorced man, daughter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Movie in collections
 5.7
 9K
WΔZ (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, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, investigation, serial killer, police, police investigation, master criminal, chase, introspection, torture, death, murder, psychological trauma ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 25K
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, rough, disturbing, sexy, brutal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: amputation, rape, torture, sexual perversion, brutality, plastic surgery, nightclub, physical appearance, surgery, student, doctors, sexual content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 16K
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: twists and turns, tense, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, crimes, kidnapping, vengeance, loss of child, rivalry, partners, confined, parents and children, captivity, plan gone awry, mind game ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, palestine, tel aviv, tel aviv israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.2
 87K
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, bleak, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, murder, gang, loneliness, investigation, widower, crimes, vengeance, loss of friend, incompetent police, vigilante, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, europe, london, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.0
 47K
The Hunted (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In the wilderness of British Columbia, two hunters are tracked and viciously murdered by Aaron Hallum. Former Special Operations instructor, L.T. Bonham is approached and asked to apprehend Hallum, his former student, who has 'gone rogue' ...
Style: serious, tense, psychological, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, combat, homicidal maniac, commando, swat team, chase, forest, murder, special agents, survivalist, haunted by the past, massacre ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century, 2000s
Place: oregon, kosovo, usa, portland oregon, former yugoslavia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.6
 9K
Highwaymen (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 80 min.
Story: James Cray watched as his wife was killed by Fargo, a hit-and-run serial murderer. After severely injuring Fargo and going to prison for several years, James is now determined to avenge his wife's death. He drives across the country looking for ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, rough, scary, suspense ...
Plot: car chase, serial killer, hit and run, murder, revenge, graphic violence, vengeance, crimes, rivalry, obsession, death of wife, sadistic killer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ 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: slasher, brutal, scary, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rape, woman in danger, sadism, violence, sexualized violence, torture, murder, violence against women, rage, family, kidnapping, rape and revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%