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List of the best movies like I Saw the Devil (2010): A Hard Day, The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil, Neighborhood’s Hero, Confession of Murder, The Divine Move, V.I.P, Jo Pil-ho: The Dawning Rage, Cold Hell, Asura: The City of Madness, Believer.

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Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:51
CharactersDogs
PlotSkirmishes, Revenge, Money, Weapon, Blackmail
PlaceAsia, Korea
StyleExciting, Psychological problems, Action, Twisted plot, Tense

On the way to his mother’s funeral, a detective accidentally hits a person with his car. He takes the body with him and puts it into his mother’s coffin. The moment he feels relieved, he receives a call. This caller insists that he saw the detective’s hit-and-run, but instead of asking for money, he wants to know about the body’s whereabouts, leading to a do-or-die showdown of the witness and detective.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genreaction, thriller, crime, detective
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:22
CharactersDogs, Maniacs, Mafia, Serial killers, Gangsters
PlotOn real events, Revenge, Motorcycles, Chase, Funeral
PlaceHospitals, Korea
StyleExciting, Psychological problems, Fascinating, Tense

In Cheonan, a serial murder case takes place, but the case becomes more and more of a mystery. Only Tae-suk, a cop, immediately senses that all the cases are by the same killer and starts investigation. One day, Dong-soo, a gang boss, got attacked by a suspicious man, and Tae-suk realizes that this man is the serial killer, K. Now, Dong-soo becomes the only witness and a survived victim from K.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountrySouth Korea
CharactersPolice, Friends
PlaceKorea

Baek Shi-Yoon is an ex-secret agent. He is a well-trained human weapon. Hiding his past, he buys the bar "Neighborhood" and runs it is as the owner. He gets close to the neighborhood regulars at his bar and sympathizes with their pain. Baek Shi-Yoon meets a young man who works as a temporary employee. The young wants to become a police officer. Baek Shi-Yoon trains the young man as a secret agent and they fight together against evil.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genreaction, thriller, crime, detective
CountrySouth Korea
Duration02:00
CharactersSerial killers
PlotRevenge, Investigation, Pads, Rivalry
PlaceAsia, Korea
StyleExciting, Action, Twisted plot, Heavy, Black humor

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 case. Two years later, a man called Lee Doo-seok publishes a book titled "I am the Murderer" claiming responsibility for the murders that took place 17 years ago. His book becomes a bestseller because of the author’s charming looks and his vivid depiction of the crime. The detective and the self-proclaimed murderer meet face to face on a television debate show. Believing that Lee is nothing but a con artist, Detective Choi renews his search for the ultimate truth. Then another man appears suddenly, claiming he is the real killer.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:58
CharactersGangsters
PlotGambling, Revenge, Fight, Rivalry
PlacePrison, Asia, Korea
StyleExciting, Heavy, Serious, For men, Disturbing

Professional baduk (go) player Tae-seok loses a high-stakes game to infamous underground gambler Sal-soo, and ends up framed for the murder of his own brother and locked up in prison. He vows revenge and trains ferociously. After serving his seven-year sentence, he gets in touch with his brother's former associate "Tricks," hermit and blind master player "The Lord," and skillful junkyard owner Mok-su; together, they begin formulating a plan to get back at Sal-soo and his men. Tae-seok slowly penetrates Sal-soo's inner circle and his gambling joint, and eliminates Sal-soo's men one by one. But Sal-soo discovers Tae-seok's true identity and engages him in one final game that will seal the fates of the two men involved.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:12
CharactersManiacs, Spy, Police
PlotInvestigation, Political, Intrigue, Rivalry
StylePsychological problems, Action, Fascinating, Tense, Noir

A son to a high-ranked official in North Korea commits a series of murders going across the countries around the world. The movie depicts the following events as South Korea, North Korea and Interpol start chasing down after him.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genreaction, thriller, crime, detective
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:10
CharactersDogs, Mafia, Police, Criminals
PlotInvestigation, Weapon, Cheating, Rivalry
PlaceKorea
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Heavy, Tense

On the run from a dogged internal affairs agent, a corrupt cop reluctantly teams up with a defiant teen to unravel a conspiracy -- before it's too late.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryGermany, Austria
Duration02:11
CharactersManiacs, Serial killers, Killers, Police, Friends
PlotMartial Arts, Revenge, Investigation, Death, Depression
StyleExciting, Action

Özge Dogruol, a young Vienna based taxi driver of Turkish origin. She witnesses an extremely brutal murder. The offender seems to be a crazed serial killer and he is convinced that Özge has seen him. A life-and-death struggle ensues.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:32
CharactersGangsters, Gangsters, Killers, Police, Criminals
PlotInvestigation, Death, Weapon, Political
PlaceKorea

A shady cop finds himself in over his head when he gets caught between Internal Affairs and the city’s corrupt mayor, in this scintillating crime drama from Korean maestro Kim Sung-soo (The Warrior).

Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:42
CharactersDogs, Police, Criminals
PlotRevenge, Fight, Investigation, Death, Snow
PlaceMountains, Hospitals
TimeNight
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Tense

After a traumatic event, a drug trafficker turns sides and conspires with a dangerously ambitious undercover police officer to bring down the mysterious kingpin of a major drug cartel. (Remake of the Chinese film “Drug War,” 2012.)

Markimdb: 6.1
Genreaction, thriller, crime, detective
CountrySouth Korea
CharactersSerial killers, Hired assassins
PlotInvestigation
PlaceKorea
StyleAction, Fascinating, Heavy, Depressive, Disturbing

Chief of the ‘Special Crime Unit’, OH Gu-tak, looks for the former gangster, PARK Woong-chul, whom he had worked with before, and recruits a con artist, KWAK No-soon, and a convicted cop, KO Yoo-sung in the new team. With new blood, the ‘Bad Guys’ have become stronger and tougher. As they dig deeper into the case, they sense that a much bigger crime organization is behind it all and they begin the hunt for bad guys…

Markimdb: 4.4
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryDenmark, France, Belgium, Italy, Netherlands, USA, United Kingdom
Duration01:30
CharactersCIA, Terrorists, Police
PlotRevenge, Investigation

Seeking justice for his partner’s murder by an ISIS member, a Copenhagen police officer finds himself caught in a cat and mouse game with a duplicitous CIA agent who is using the killer as a pawn to trap other ISIS members.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountrySouth Korea
Duration02:37
CharactersGangsters, Hired assassins, Taxi drivers
PlotSurvival, Chase
PlaceAsia, Korea
StyleExciting, Heavy, Depressive, Serious, For men

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, Gu-nam wiles away his days driving a cab and spends his nights getting drunk and gambling. His wife went to Seoul to work and send back money, but it’s been months since he has heard from her. When local crime lord Myun offers to erase Gu-nam’s debts in exchange for a contract killing in Seoul, Gu-nam reluctantly accepts.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, crime, detective
CountrySouth Korea
Duration02:07
PlotCars, Investigation, Weapon, Chase, Conspiracies
PlaceAsia, Korea
StyleExciting, Action, Tense, For men, Disturbing

Jong-Woo (played by Sin Ha-gyoon) is a poor, beleagured taxi driver with a bad attitude, understandable given the kind of clients he has to deal with. So when one night, a polite, well-dressed man offers an outrageous sum of money to rent the taxi for an extended period, Jong Woo doesn't ask any questions, though he does make rather cheerful and inappropriate conversation with his uninterested charge. It's difficult to blame Jong-Woo for this, given that it takes him some time to realize that he is not the protagonist of a low-brow comedy, but of an action-packed thriller.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryFrance
Duration01:48
CharactersHired assassins, Killers, Heroes, Police, Special agents
PlotPrison Break, Skirmishes, Revenge, Fight, The escape
PlacePrison, Paris, France, Castle
StyleExciting, Action, Tense, Serious, For men

French secret agent Joss Baumont is sent to kill the president Njala of an African country. However, a counter-order is given before he can execute his mission and he is abandoned in the hands of foreign authorities. He escapes and seeks revenge by pursuing what was his original mission.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryCanada, United Kingdom, USA
Duration02:39
CharactersBlonde girls, Thieves, Police, Scammers, Criminals
PlotRobbery, Bank robbery, Skirmishes, Revenge, Hostage
StyleExciting, Fascinating, For men

Two policemen, one an old-timer, the other his volatile younger partner, find themselves suspended when a video of their strong-arm tactics becomes the media's cause du jour. Low on cash and with no other options, these two embittered soldiers descend into the criminal underworld to gain their just due, but instead find far more than they wanted awaiting them in the shadows.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA
CharactersGangsters, Police
PlotLove, Revenge
PlaceItaly, USA
StyleRomantic, Twisted plot, Heavy, For men

Liam Case is a garbage man whose life hasn't quite turned out the way he expected it would. In order to impress the girl of his dreams, Liam plans an elaborate heist that will culminate with him jumping in to save the day at the last minute. When the day of the heist arrives, however, the plan takes an unexpected turn and Liam winds up in the hospital.

Markimdb: 7
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountrySouth Korea
Duration02:06
CharactersTeens, Monsters, Hired assassins, Criminals
PlotSkirmishes, Investigation, Death, Weapon, Chase
PlaceKorea
StyleExciting, Psychological problems, Action, Fascinating, Tense

After being kidnapped as a small child and raised by the five men who abducted him, a teenage boy is now forced to join their life in crime.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, crime
CountrySouth Korea
Duration02:15
CharactersPartners
PlotRobbery, Gems, Rivalry
PlaceAsia, Korea, Casino
StyleExciting, Twisted plot, For men, Disturbing

A gang of South Korean thieves team up with a Hong Kong crew to steal a diamond necklace from a heavily-guarded casino safe in Macau. As the cops close in, old betrayals — and misunderstandings — resurface.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure, crime
CountrySouth Korea
CharactersHeroes, Special agents
PlotRevenge, Pursuit, Hostage
PlaceTrains
StyleSerious, For men, Disturbing

Burnt-out transit cop Jay forms an unlikely alliance with pickpocket Kay to stop a terrorist hijacker from blowing up a subway car during rush hour.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountrySouth Korea
CharactersHired assassins
PlotFight, Chase
PlaceJapan, Korea

An assassin goes to Thailand in order to solve a kidnapping case linked to him, and finds himself chased by a man whose brother he killed.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountrySouth Korea
PlotHostage, Justice
PlaceKorea
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Fascinating, Serious, Disturbing

Popular TV anchorwoman & late night radio host Sun-Young prepares to work her final radio program. After this program she will prepare to take her ill daughter to America the following morning. During the radio show Ko Sun-Young receives a startling text message. At Ko Sun-Young’s apartment, her ill daughter is being watched by Sun-Young’s sister Ah-Young. Then, a man named Dong-Su breaks into the apartment with a large wrench. He knocks Ah-Young unconscious, but is unable to locate Sun-Young’s daughter – who is hiding in a closet. Dong-Su then sends the text message to Sun-Young instructing her to follow his directions and not to tell anyone.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountrySouth Korea
Duration02:01
CharactersGangsters, Friends, Criminals, Tough guys, Fish
PlotFight, Weapon, Baseball, Betrayal, Chase
PlacePrison, Ships, Beach, Hospitals, Korea
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Tense, For men

An American mother searches for her daughter who was kidnapped by human traffickers in Central America.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryFrance, Belgium, Italy
Duration01:29
CharactersSnipers, Police
PlotWar, Robbery, Bank robbery, Skirmishes, Revenge
PlacePrison, Paris, France
StyleExciting, Action, Tense, Serious, For men

When police is about to apprehend a famous gang of bank robbers, an elite sniper opens fire from a roof, thus facilitating the flee of his accomplices. However, one of them is seriously injured, which compromises the plans of the thieves.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:59
CharactersPartners
PlotRobbery, Pursuit
PlaceAsia, Korea
StyleExciting, Serious, For men, Disturbing

HA Yoon-ju becomes the newest member to a unit within the Korean Police Forces Special Crime Department that specializes in surveillance activities on high profile criminals. She teams up with HWANG Sang-Jun, the veteran leader of the unit, and tries to track down James who is the cold-hearted leader of an armed criminal organization.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:26
CharactersManiacs, Serial killers, Fathers, Detectives
PlotRevenge, Investigation, Death, Justice, Freedom
PlacePrison, Korea
StylePsychological problems, Heavy, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

A girl who lost her father to a serial killer, a detective and a killer are intertwined in a chaotic relationship and are met with an unprecedented series of events.

Markimdb: 8.2
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryIndia
CharactersMafia, Gangsters
PlotRevenge, Rivalry
PlaceIndia, Asia
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Heavy, Serious, Disturbing

Shahid Khan is exiled after impersonating the legendary Sultana Daku in order to rob British trains. Now outcast, Shahid becomes a worker at Ramadhir Singh's colliery, only to spur a revenge battle that passes on to generations. At the turn of the decade, Shahid's son, the philandering Sardar Khan vows to get his father's honor back, becoming the most feared man of Wasseypur.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genrehorror, action, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:24
CharactersManiacs, Serial killers
PlotSurvival, Hostage
PlaceUSA
StyleAction, Heavy, Serious, Disturbing

Terri is a devoted wife and mother of two, living an ideal suburban life in Atlanta when Colin, a charming but dangerous escaped convict, shows up at her door claiming car trouble. Terri offers her phone to help him but soon learns that no good deed goes unpunished as she finds herself fighting for survival when he invades her home and terrorizes her family.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure, crime
CountrySpain
CharactersHired assassins
PlotMartial Arts, Revenge, Weapon, Sword Battles

Two years after the murder of his son and father, a retired hitman sets in motion a carefully crafted revenge plan against the killer: his own brother.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, China, Japan
Duration01:43
CharactersSuperhero, Teens, Gangsters, Heroes, Friends
PlotLove, Skirmishes, Revenge, Fight, Double life
PlaceUSA, New York
StyleExciting, For men

After Kick-Ass’ insane bravery inspires a new wave of self-made masked crusaders, he joins a patrol led by the Colonel Stars and Stripes. When these amateur superheroes are hunted down by Red Mist — reborn as The Mother Fucker — only the blade-wielding Hit-Girl can prevent their annihilation.





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