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List of the best movies like In Another Country (2012): Tidal Wave, Conversations with Other Women, Mother, New World, Doomsday Book, The Front Line, Secretly, Greatly, A Company Man, The Tower, House of Hummingbird.

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Markimdb: 5.6
Genreaction, drama
CountrySouth Korea
Duration02:00
CharactersLifeguards
PlotDisasters, Adventure, Tsunami
PlaceBeach, Helicopters, Asia, Korea
StyleExciting, Serious, Disturbing

Man-sik and Yeon-hee, are unsure as to whether they can overcome past wounds and continue being a couple. Dr. Kim, who cautions against a possible mega-tsunami at Haeundae, collapses in agony springing from an unexpected turn-up of his daughter and divorced wife. Hyoung-sik, after rescuing a woman from Seoul, rides out a ferocious storm to gladden her heart. A tsunami which destroys Haeundae symbolizes the establishment of a typical axis called provocation of conflicts, and later the inner spaces of the couples without anything left behind after all conflicts have ended

Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:24
PlotPassion, Wedding, Fate
PlaceHotels, New York
StyleRomantic, Light, Soulful, Smart, Fancy

Reunited at a wedding after many years, former lovers again feel the pull of a mutual attraction neither is willing to admit. Escaping the reception for the privacy of a hotel room, the unnamed pair explore the choices of the past that led them to the present.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountrySouth Korea
Duration02:09
CharactersLawyers
PlotInvestigation
PlaceAsia
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Smart, Tense, Fancy

A mother lives quietly with her son. One day, a girl is brutally killed, and the boy is charged with the murder. Now, it's his mother's mission to prove him innocent.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountrySouth Korea
Duration02:15
CharactersMafia, Gangsters
PlotRivalry
PlaceAsia, Korea
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Fascinating, Heavy, Serious

An undercover cop has his loyalties tested when the boss of the corporate gang he's spent years infiltrating dies.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genrehorror, fantastic, drama
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:53
CharactersZombie, Robots, Mutant, Cyborgs
PlotSurvival, Apocalypse, Supernatural, Viruses
PlaceAsia, Korea
TimeFuture
StyleAction, Tense, Fancy, Makes me think, Disturbing

In 'A Brave New World', a virus brings the city to ruins and zombies flood the streets of Seoul. In 'The Heavenly Creature', a robot reaches enlightenment while working at a temple, but its creators deem this phenomenon a threat to mankind. In the final segment, 'Happy Birthday', a young girl logs onto a strange website and places an order for a new billiard ball for her father. Soon afterwards a meteor heads toward Earth and people flee to underground bomb shelters.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountrySouth Korea
Duration02:13
CharactersSpy, Military, Friends, Soldier
PlotWar, Friendship, Border
PlaceAsia, Korea
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Heavy, Serious

In 1951 ceasefire is declared, but two remaining armies fought their final battle on the front line Towards the end of the Korean War, a South Korean battalion is fiercely battling over a hill on the front line border against the North in order to capture a strategic point that would determine the new border between two nations. The ownership of this small patch of land would swap multiple times each day. Kang is dispatched to the front line in order to investigate the tacit case that’s been happening there. But he gets spiraled into the war that’s more terrifying than death itself when he meets his friend Kim, who has transformed into a war machine, and his unit. As the countdown for ceasefire begins, both sides become more vicious, resulting in deaths of countless lives until the last man could claim the land.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genreaction, comedy, drama
CountrySouth Korea
Duration02:04
CharactersTeens, Spy
PlotPolitical
PlaceAsia, Korea, Small cities
StyleExciting, Disturbing

As a North Korean sleeper cell agent, Ryu-han infiltrates the South and assumes the role of a village idiot in a rural town. He observes the townsfolk and waits patiently for his mission. One day, after 2 years of playing the role of the village idiot, fellow elite spies Hae-rang, posed as a rock star and Hae-jin, posed as an ordinary student, are dispatched to the same town as Ryu-han. He helps the other two spies settle in and teach them how to adjust in the South. There is a sudden drastic political power shift in the North and all three spies receive an urgent and ultimate mission.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genreaction, drama
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:36
CharactersHired assassins, Singers
PlotSkirmishes, Fight
PlaceAsia, Korea
StyleExciting, Heavy, Serious, For men, Disturbing

A contract killer becomes disenchanted with his line of work and spares the lives of his two latest would-be-victims. But the assassination company he works for has no intentions of letting him quit.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genreaction, drama
CountrySouth Korea
Duration02:01
CharactersFirefighters
PlotLove, Survival, Self-sacrifice, Fires
PlaceHelicopters, Asia, Korea
StyleExciting, Action, Serious, For men, Disturbing

On Christmas Eve at Tower Sky, an ultra-luxurious building complex, a White Christmas party is held to dazzle its equally high-end tenants and VIP guests. Dae-ho, the manager of the building and single father, is forced to cancel plans with his daughter Hana to work the event. His Christmas is saved when Yoon-hee, the food mall manager with a secret crush on Dae-ho, offers to babysit Hana during the party. Meanwhile, Young-ki the legendary fire chief of Yoido Station has finally promised his first holiday date night to his long suffering wife. The party is in full swing with the spectacular sight of two helicopters flying overhead just to spray snow on the partygoers and make everything perfect. When unthinkable disaster strikes, Dae-ho and Young-ki must summon all their strength and courage to save the lives of thousands but at what cost to themselves and their loved ones?

Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama
CountrySouth Korea
PlotPassion
PlaceAsia, Korea
StylePsychological problems, Touching

Whatever she does, Eunhee feels like an outsider. Then her new Chinese teacher turns out to be so utterly different from everybody else. A compassionate and meticulously told narrative of a seemingly regular summer that leaves nothing unchanged.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genreaction, thriller, drama
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:23
PlotEarthquake
PlaceAsia, Korea, Small cities
StyleExciting, Heavy, Serious, Disturbing

Jae-Hyeok lives with his mother, his sister-in-law and nephew Min-Jae in a small Korean town. He is dating Yeon-Joo, while working at the local nuclear power plant. Meanwhile, Pyung-Sub works at the same nuclear power plant. He is worried about conditions there, but nobody in the government listens to him. An earthquake strikes the small town where Jae-Hyeok lives and causes explosions at the nuclear power plant. The situation quickly spirals out of control, leading the entire nation to panic. To prevent another nuclear disaster, Jae-Hyeok and his co-workers return to the nuclear power plant.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrethriller, drama
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:40
CharactersDogs, Spy, Scouts, Special agents, Military
PlotOn real events, Mystery
PlaceAircraft, China, Asia, Korea
TimeCold War
StyleAction, Fascinating, Tense, Disturbing

South Korea, 1993. An agent of the National Intelligence Service is sent to Beijing with the assignment of infiltrating a group of North Korean officials with the ultimate goal of obtaining information about the North Korean nuclear program.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, sport
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:50
CharactersTeens, Students
PlotFriendship, Rivalry
PlaceAsia, Korea
StyleSoulful, By books, Fascinating, Gloomy, Touching

A deadbeat teacher helps an angry, aimless teenager find direction in life during his final year of high school.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountrySouth Korea
Duration02:11
CharactersSerial killers, Partners
PlotOn real events, Investigation
PlaceKorea
StyleAction, Fascinating, Smart, Tense, Depressive

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 a serial murderer grow louder. A special task force is set up in the area, with two local detectives Park Doo-Man and Jo Young-Goo joined by a detective from Seoul who requested to be assigned to the case.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:55
CharactersHorses, Artists, Jews, Sisters, Newlyweds
PlotFight, Money, Birthday, Happiness, Mystery
PlaceTrains, Forest, Beach, Hotels
TimeHoneymoon

In 1962 England, a young couple finds their idyllic romance colliding with issues of sexual freedom and societal pressure, leading to an awkward and fateful wedding night.

Markimdb: 7
Genrethriller, drama, biography, history
CountrySouth Korea
PlotOn real events, Political
PlaceUSA, Asia, Korea

In the 1970s, Korea is under the absolute control of the President Park who controls the KCIA, the organization with an edge over any branch of government. The director of KCIA, KIM Gyu-pyeong, is the seemingly most prospective second-in-command. In the midst of reign of fear, a former KCIA director, PARK Yong-gak who knows all about the government’s obscure operations, exiles to the U.S. where the investigation of ‘Koreagate’ is underway. As the tension escalates, the stifling political maneuvering by the all second-in-command’s unfolds.

Markimdb: 5.3
Genredrama, crime
CountryFrance, Belgium, China
CharactersHorses
PlotDancing, Fear
PlaceAircraft, Paris, Beach

Three Parisian police officers are charged with driving a stranger back to the border. However, Virginie realizes their prisoner will most likely be killed upon return to his country and so goes about attempting to convince her fellow officers to release him.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genredrama, biography, history
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:50
CharactersPolice, Friends, Soldier, Taxi drivers, Reporters
PlotOn real events, Time travel, Money, Friendship, Revolution
PlaceChina, Hospitals, Korea
TimeNight
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Tense

May, 1980. Man-seob is a taxi driver in Seoul who lives from hand to mouth, raising his young daughter alone. One day, he hears that there is a foreigner who will pay big money for a drive down to Gwangju city. Not knowing that he’s a German journalist with a hidden agenda, Man-seob takes the job.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, music, biography
CountryRussia
Duration02:20
CharactersMusicians, Brothers, Architects, Singers
PlotLove triangle, Fate, Music group
PlaceTrains, Russia, USSR, Party, Beach
StyleLight, Inspirational, Atmospheric

Leningrad, one summer in the early eighties. Smuggling LP’s by Lou Reed and David Bowie, the underground rock scene is boiling ahead of the Perestroika. Mike and his beautiful wife Natasha meet with young Viktor Tsoï. Together with friends, they will change the destiny of rock’n’roll in the Soviet Union.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genreaction, thriller, drama
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:56
CharactersSpy, Special agents, Friends
PlotFriendship, Betrayal
PlaceAsia, Korea
StyleExciting, Action, Heavy, Serious, Disturbing

Six years ago a mysterious shooting takes place in Seoul. The after effects of the shooting results in Han-kyu Lee (Song Kang-Ho) losing his job at the NIS (National Intelligence Service). Six years later, Ji-won Song (Kang Dong-Won), an ex North Korean spy. now operates somewhere in the Seoul metropolitan area. As these two men hide their identities and work their particular angles, trouble brews again ....

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrehorror, action, drama
CountrySouth Korea
CharactersZombie, Teens
PlaceAsia, Korea
StyleWomens in main roles

Tragedy, betrayal and a mysterious discovery fuel a woman's vengeance for the loss of her tribe and family in this special episode of "Kingdom."

Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:29
PlotRevenge, Life, Family life
PlaceAsia, Korea
StylePsychological problems, Action, Soulful, Heavy, Fancy

A wife, overwhelmed with hatred for her husband, inflicts an unspeakable wound on their son, as the family heads towards horrific destruction.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, history
CountrySouth Korea
Duration02:11
CharactersKings, Doubles
PlotBetrayal
PlaceAsia, Korea
StyleBy books, Fascinating, Serious, Disturbing

During the confusing and conspiratorial Joseon Dynasty King Gwang-hae orders his councilor, HEO Kyun, to find him a double in order to avoid the constant threat of assassination. HEO Kyun finds Ha-sun, a jester who looks remarkably like the king, and just as feared, Gwang-hae is poisoned. HEO Kyun proposes Ha-sun fill the role as the king until Gwang-hae recovers fully and grooms Ha-sun to look and act every bit the king. While assuming the role of the king at his first official appearance, Ha-sun begins to ponder the intricacies of the problems debated in his court. Being fundamentally more humanitarian than Gwang-hae, Ha-sun’s affection and appreciation of even the most minor servants slowly changes morale in the castle for the better. However, his chief opposition, PARK, notices the sudden shift in the king’s behavior and starts to ask questions.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:45
CharactersRappers
PlotSnow, Funeral
PlaceBeach, Hotels, Korea
StyleGloomy, Touching, Serious

A man and a woman meet in the hospital after their respective partners are involved in a car accident and learn that they've been having an affair.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, drama, music, biography
CountryPalestine, United Kingdom, Qatar, Netherlands, Egypt, United Arab Emirates
CharactersMusicians, Taxi drivers, Singers
PlotOn real events, Chase, Competitions, Funeral
PlaceBeach, Hospitals, Hotels
StyleInspirational, Soulful, Fascinating

Mohammed Assaf, an aspiring musician living in Gaza, sets a seemingly impossible goal: to compete on the program "Arab Idol."

Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama
CountrySouth Korea, France
Duration01:38
CharactersTeachers, Photographers, Lovers, Directors
PlotLove, Love triangle, Female friendship
PlaceFrance, Beach, Korea

On a business trip to the Cannes Film Festival, Manhee is accused of being dishonest and fired. A teacher named Claire goes around taking photos with a Polaroid camera. She gets to know Manhee and sympathizes with her. Through taking photos, Claire has acquired the ability to look slowly at things and to transform objects.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genremelodrama, drama
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:58
CharactersArchitects
PlaceAsia, Korea
StyleRomantic, Touching, Serious

When Seung Min was on his first year at the Academy of Architecture, he met Seo Yeon. She was a musician student, and Seung Min totally fell in love with her. Years have passed, and now he meets Seo Yeon again - she asks him to rebuild her father's old house.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, biography, history
CountrySouth Korea
Duration02:22
PlotPolitical
PlaceAsia, Korea
StylePsychological problems, Action, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Serious

An exceptionally talented face reader becomes entangled in a bloody power struggle between a child king and his uncle who plans to usurp the throne.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:50
CharactersSingle mothers
PlaceKorea
StyleAction, Tense, Disturbing

In response to a sudden dismissal of staff, workers at a big retail store begin a protest against their employer's oppressive labor policies.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:24
PlacePrison, Asia, Korea
StyleAtmospheric, Serious

A love story involving a convicted prisoner who "slowly falls for a woman who decorates his prison cell".





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