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Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002)
 7.6
 63K
Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002)
Original name: 복수는 나의 것
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 go horribly wrong, and the situation spirals rapidly into a cycle of violence and revenge.
Style: disturbing, tense, rough, suspenseful, harsh, depressing, stylized, serious, realistic, awful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organ donation, vengeance, kidnapping, transplant, black market, ransom, suicide, layoff, factory worker, stabbing, crime gone awry, gory, danger, loss of loved one, deadly, dying, mute or deaf, drowning, terrorist, revenge, crimes, crime, obsessive quest, rage, strong violent content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, south korea

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Most similar movies to Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious and rough films with plots about crimes, crime, vengeance, murder, deadly, violence and brutality mostly in Thriller, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance: Lady Vengeance (2005), One on One (2014), Oldboy (2003), Death Sentence (2007), Blue Ruin (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, child killer, women's prison, ex convict, crimes, crime, parents and children, heroine, redemption, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south korea, korea, asia, seoul, australia
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 5.7
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One on One (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 122 min.
Story: On May 9th, a female high school student was brutally murdered. There are 7 suspects and 7 shadows that terrorize them. Who are they and which one of them is you?
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, suspense, bleak ...
Plot: murder, vigilantism, danger, crimes, vengeance, rivalry, terrorist group, investigation, high school student, suspect, group of friends, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea, korea, asia
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100%
 8.4
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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, twist ending, psychological, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: revenge, incest, father daughter incest, vengeance, mind game, confined, older man younger woman relationship, loneliness, sin, twists & turns, brother sister incest, losing-it hero ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s, 20th century, 2000s ...
Place: korea, asia, south korea, stockholm sweden, manhattan new york city ...
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50%
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Death Sentence (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Nick Hume is a mild-mannered executive with a perfect life, until one gruesome night he witnesses something that changes him forever. Transformed by grief, Hume eventually comes to the disturbing conclusion that no length is too great when ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, rough, harsh, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, gang, vigilantism, violence, murder, tragic event, justice, crimes, character change, haunted by the past, loss of son, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Blue Ruin (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The quiet life of a beach bum is upended by dreadful news. He sets off for his childhood home to carry out an act of vengeance but proves an inept assassin and finds himself in a brutal fight to protect his estranged family.
Style: atmospheric, tense, suspenseful, bleak, rough ...
Plot: vengeance, violence, homeless, death, crimes, vigilantism, haunted by the past, deadly, revenge, vigilante, violence spree, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: virginia, usa, delaware
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29%
 7.8
 112K
I Saw the Devil (2010)
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, ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, psychological, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, revenge, violence, vengeance, psychopath, extreme violence, cat and mouse, beating, loss of spouse, mercilessness, sadism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Parasite (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 132 min.
Story: All unemployed, Ki-taek's family takes peculiar interest in the wealthy and glamorous Parks for their livelihood until they get entangled in an unexpected incident.
Style: suspense, captivating, exciting, realistic, tragic ending ...
Plot: wealthy family, unemployment, scheme, basement, class differences, housekeeper, poor family, maid, home invasion, rich poor, unemployed, working class ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s
Place: south korea, seoul, asia
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King of the Ants (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A young drifter, struggling to makes ends meet, accepts a job to kill a prominent accountant. When he isn't paid for the hit, revenge is now his path.
Style: rough, disturbing, serious, tense, scary ...
Plot: accountant, hitman, nightmare, crimes, crime, murder, vengeance, criminal heroes, violence, kidnapping, revenge, golf ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
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23%
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 7.3
 2K
Almost Human (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A psychotic small-time criminal realizes that the everyday robberies, rapes and murders he commits aren't profitable enough, so he figures to hit the big time by kidnapping the daughter of a rich man.
Style: serious, tense, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial rapist, kidnapping, murder, psychopath, serial killer, violence, hostage, rape, confined, danger, hostages, child in peril ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
I'll Sleep When I'm Dead (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Will Graham, a former London crime boss who has left his former life to live as a recluse in the forest. Haunted by the blood of those he has murdered, Will wishes never to return. But when his brother commits suicide, following a sexual assault at ...
Style: atmospheric, tense, rough, suspenseful, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, murder, crime, crimes, life is a bitch, rape, violence, suicide, tough heroes, gangsters, dark hero, justice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Rolling Thunder (1977)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A Vietnam veteran, Charles Rane, returns home after years in a POW camp and is treated as a hero. When thugs invade his home to steal the silver coins he received for his service, they mangle his hand and leave him and his family for dead. Rane ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, suspense, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, murder, violence, vengeance, homecoming, vietnam veteran, death wish, crime, deadly, rivalry, crimes, buddies ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: vietnam, asia, texas, mexico, san antonio texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Journey to the End of the Night (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Brazil
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In a dark and decadent area of São Paulo, the exiled Americans Sinatra and his son Paul own a brothel. Paul is a compulsive gambler addicted in cocaine and his father is married with the former prostitute Angie, and they have a little son. When a ...
Style: stylized, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prostitute, pimp, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, crime gone awry, rivalry, deadly, danger, drug dealing, gambling, murder, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 3.8
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Villa Captive (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 79 min.
Story: A young actress seeking a life away from adult movies moves to Florida insearch of a new identity. Her newfound peace is shattered when local thugsrecognize her.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: murder, sexual abuse, rape, danger, vengeance, woman in danger, life is a bitch, crimes, deadly, violence spree, nudity (full frontal - brief), sexual assault ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.4
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Contestant 13 (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Sebastian, a young man, has decided to follow instructions intended for someone else, without knowing where they will take him. Something else he does not know is that Gerard Dorez, a cop on a knife-edge, is tailing him. When he reaches his ...
Style: tense, disturbing, atmospheric, bleak, psychological ...
Plot: overdose, life is a bitch, crimes, crime, murder, contests and competitions, danger, deadly, reward, profanity, social decay, fish out of water ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.7
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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
Plot: lone hero, kidnapping, vengeance, vigilantism, mercenary, vigilante, cia, bodyguard, justice, daring rescue, revenge, warrior ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Towards Darkness (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Deals with 90 minutes in a kidnapped hostage's life, and the frustration his family, a special ops team, and a man in charge of delivering the ransom money all feel as they rush to save him.
Style: stylized, suspenseful, tense, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, missing person, deadly, crime gone awry, chase, rivalry, danger, race against time, car chase, missing child, destiny, terrorism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: colombia, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.7
 73K
Killer Joe (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A cop (Matthew McConaughey) who moonlights as a hit man agrees to kill the hated mother of a desperate drug dealer (Emile Hirsch) in exchange for a tumble with the young man's virginal sister (Juno Temple).
Style: rough, tense, disturbing, dark humor, realistic ...
Plot: neo noir, psychopath, hitman, deal, lingerie, police detective, greed, crimes, crime, parents and children, insurance, cons and scams ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa, oklahoma, dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.5
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The Horseman (2008)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A tender drama unfolds between a grieving father and a troubled teenage girl as they drive northbound along the quiet outback roads of Australia. What she doesn't know is that between stops, he is leaving behind a bloody trail of bodies in a ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: vengeance, rage, crimes, violence spree, vigilantism, gory, realism, hitchhiker, on the road, brutality, murder, heroin ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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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, exciting, serious, psychological, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, revenge, crime, crimes, rivalry, gunfight, hitman, hotel, tragic hero, tough heroes, one man army ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south korea, korea, asia
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20%
 6.2
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Headshot (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Thailand, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A hitman named Tul is shot in the head during an assignment. When he wakes up from a two month coma Tul discovers that he literally sees everything upside down.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, danger, vengeance, disorder, neo noir, frame up, secret movement, deadly, crimes, dishonesty, assassination, sexual content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 5.7
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Sabotage (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
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, serious, tense, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, swat team, drug cartel, police investigation, crime scene, vengeance, brutality, crimes, gory, dishonesty, deadly, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2014
Place: mexico, georgia, usa, atlanta, atlanta georgia ...
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19%
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: When two brothers organize the robbery of their parents' jewelry store, the job goes horribly wrong, triggering a series of events that send them and their family hurtling towards a shattering climax.
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: neo noir, robbery, dysfunctional family, debt, blackmail, crime gone awry, jewelry store, crime, crimes, greed, deception, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: new york, usa, rio de janeiro, brazil, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Memories of Murder (2003)
Genre: 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, bleak, clever, serious ...
Plot: rape, police investigation, murder, unsolved crime, serial killer, police, police detective, police officer, crimes, investigation, suspicion, torture ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1986
Place: south korea, korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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A History of Violence (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An average family is thrust into the spotlight after the father commits a seemingly self-defense murder at his diner.
Style: harsh, tense, twists and turns, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: revenge, self defense, family relations, small town, neo noir, robbery, attempted murder, attempted robbery, vigilantism, mafia, criminal's revenge, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indiana, usa, pennsylvania, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
The Killer Inside Me (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Sweden, Canada, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Deputy Sheriff Lou Ford is a pillar of the community in his small west Texas town, patient and apparently thoughtful. Some people think he is a little slow and maybe boring, but that is the worst they say about him. But then nobody knows about what ...
Style: disturbing, rough, psychological, bleak, tense ...
Plot: killer, sadism, murder, small town, neo noir, psychopath, deputy, sheriff, crimes, danger, investigation, deadly ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 7.3
 19K
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, bleak, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: violence, illegal immigrant, murder, gangsters, on the run, survival, stabbing, life is a bitch, crime, crimes, chases and races, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, seoul, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 5.3
 97K
The Counselor (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A lawyer finds himself in far over his head when he attempts to get involved in drug trafficking.
Style: cynical, talky, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: cocaine, femme fatale, drug cartel, drug traffic, drug dealing, greed, danger, drug smuggling, crime gone awry, life turned upside down, crimes, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: mexico, texas, usa, el paso texas, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 7.1
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Narc (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An undercover narc dies, the investigation stalls, so the Detroit P.D. brings back Nick Tellis, fired 18-months ago when a stray bullet hits a pregnant woman. Tellis teams with Henry Oak, a friend of the dead narc and an aggressive cop constantly ...
Style: tense, bleak, twists and turns, cynical, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, undercover, police brutality, child abuse, police investigation, investigation, violence, police detective, drug dealing, beating, drug overdose, drug addict ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Bangkok Dangerous (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Thailand
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The movie is about a deaf-mute hitman and his partner. Trouble begins when he starts a relationship with a young woman.
Style: tense, rough, suspenseful, intense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, fall in love, friendship, gangsters, love affair, mute or deaf, danger, deadly, rivalry, killer, assassination, vengeance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: thailand, asia, bangkok thailand, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.1
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13 (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A naive young man assumes a dead man's identity and finds himself embroiled in an underground world of power, violence, and chance where men gamble behind closed doors on the lives of other men.
Style: bleak, tense, disturbing, serious, psychological ...
Plot: russian roulette, greed, gambling, murder, drug overdose, police detective, revolver, crimes, life is a bitch, fish out of water, social decay, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, ohio, delaware, grand central station manhattan new york city, pennsylvania ...
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19%