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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 7.7
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryIndia
Duration01:03
CharactersDogs, Geniuses, Sherlock Holmes, Lovers
PlotInvestigation, Drug addict, Swimming, Seduction, Conspiracies
PlaceIndia, Asia
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Tense, Disturbing

In war torn Calcutta during the 1940's, Byomkesh Bakshy, fresh out of college, pits himself against an evil genius who is out to destroy the world.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, thriller, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:34
CharactersKillers, Heroes, Police, Twins, Criminals
PlotLove, Revenge, Money, Investigation, Friendship
StyleLight, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Heavy, Tense

Some of Sin City's most hard-boiled citizens cross paths with a few of its more reviled inhabitants.

Markimdb: 4.4
Genreaction, thriller, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:05
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Hired assassins, FBI, Nurses
PlotSurvival, Martial Arts, Skirmishes, Fight, Chase
PlaceHospitals
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Heavy, Tense

After a massive shootout, a mysterious stranger (Van Damme) arrives at a local hospital on the brink of death. Then, a foreign gang brazenly comes to the hospital to hunt him down. His nurse, the sole surviving witness to the follow-up shootout, must face an FBI interrogation that unlocks a plot of international intrigue and revenge. With enough twists and turns, KILL'EM ALL will keep you guessing until the final bullet is fired.

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: 7
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:32
CharactersBlonde girls, Thieves, Police, FBI, Criminals
PlotRobbery, Bank robbery, Money, Investigation, Death
PlacePrison, Hotels
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Tense, For men

A gritty crime saga which follows the lives of an elite unit of the LA County Sheriff's Dept. and the state's most successful bank robbery crew as the outlaws plan a seemingly impossible heist on the Federal Reserve Bank.

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: 5.8
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Spain, United Kingdom, France
Duration02:24
CharactersGangsters, Spy, Hired assassins, Killers, Doctors
PlotLove, Martial Arts, Skirmishes, Revenge, Death
PlaceVillage, Africa
StyleExciting, By books, Heavy, Tense, Serious

Eight years after fleeing the Congo following his assassination of that country's minister of mining, former assassin Jim Terrier is back, suffering from PTSD and digging wells to atone for his violent past. After an attempt is made on his life, Terrier flies to London to find out who wants him dead -- and why. Terrier's search leads him to a reunion with Annie, a woman he once loved, who is now married to an oily businessman with dealings in Africa.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:40
CharactersHired assassins
PlotOn real events, Investigation, Rivalry
PlacePrison, USA
StyleExciting, Heavy, Serious, For men, Disturbing

When Baton Rouge police detective Bud Carter busts contract killer Jesse Weiland, he convinces Jesse to become an informant and rat out the South's most powerful crime ring.

Markimdb: 7
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, United Arab Emirates
Duration02:05
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Lawyers, Criminals, Businessmen
PlotRevenge, Investigation, Success, Oil, Pads
PlaceWild West, USA, New York
Time19th century, Dark ones, Winter
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Heavy, Tense, Depressive

A thriller set in New York City during the winter of 1981, statistically one of the most violent years in the city's history, and centered on a the lives of an immigrant and his family trying to expand their business and capitalize on opportunities as the rampant violence, decay, and corruption of the day drag them in and threaten to destroy all they have built.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:37
CharactersSerial killers, Police, Criminals, Detectives
PlotInvestigation, Mystery
PlacePrison, Korea
StylePsychological problems, Action, Fascinating, Tense

Hyeong-min, a prominent police detective, and Tae-oh, a killer who has confessed to multiple murders, maintain a fierce psychological confrontation.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genreaction, thriller, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:29
CharactersSerial killers, Soldier, Priests
PlotMartial Arts, Investigation, Pursuit, Cheating, False accusations
PlacePrison
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Heavy, Serious

The Canadian policeman Louis Burke is assigned in a jail to investigate the murders of prisoners and jailors. When in jail, Louis, using his outstandings martial arts skills, is able to save his life and make himself respected in that violent world. At least, helped by two another prisoners, he succeded in finding the truth about the dreadful crimes. In a violent and corrupt prison, decorated cop Louis Burke must infiltrate the jail to find answers to a number of inside murders. What he finds is a struggle of life and death tied in to his own past.

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: 6.2
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryIndia
Duration02:05
CharactersGangsters, Musicians, Stewardesses, Businessmen
PlotLove, Passion, Death
PlaceIndia, Cemetery, Asia
StyleExciting, Action, Twisted plot, Fascinating, Heavy

ACP Vishnu is sent on a mission to investigate and clean the underbelly of Goa. During his investigation, he uncovers a huge racket and discovers the involvement of various politicians.

Markimdb: 8.4
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryIndia
CharactersGangsters, Brothers
PlotSkirmishes, Cars, Fight, Investigation, Death
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Tense, Serious

A notorious gangster Vedha surrenders himself to encounter specialist Vikram whom he challenges every step of the way by narrating his life events in the form of riddles that needs to be solved in order to capture him.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:36
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Hired assassins
PlotWeapon, Cheating
PlaceEngland, London, Hotels
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Heavy, Serious, For men

An elite hitman returns to erase his past only to find that somebody has messed with his future.

Markimdb: 5.3
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:42
CharactersHired assassins, Blonde girls, Lawyers, Criminals, Girlfriends
PlotAbduction, Investigation, Weapon, Pads, False accusations
PlaceCourt, USA
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Tense, For men

An ambitious lawyer finds himself caught in a power struggle between a corrupt pharmaceutical executive and his firm’s senior partner. When the case takes a deadly turn, he must race to uncover the truth before he loses everything.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrethriller, crime, detective
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:50
CharactersHired assassins, Family, Students, Nurses
PlotMystery, Chase, Hypnosis, Mystery, Cheating
PlaceHospitals, Korea
TimeNew Year
StyleExciting, Psychological problems, Action, Twisted plot, Fascinating

Jin-seok, 21-year-old, moves into a new house with his family. He suffers from a slight schizophrenia but he carries an ordinary life under the warm care of the family. His older brother Yu-seok is a decent college student, a mentor, and role model for Jin-seok. One night, his beloved brother is kidnapped by unidentified assailants before Jin-seok’s eye. Jin-seok can’t recognize their faces, but can remember only the VIN that matches with no car. After long silence of 19 days, suddenly Yu-seok returns home, but remembers nothing which had happened in the meantime. And soon Jin-seok feels Yu-seok is a total stranger…

Markimdb: 5.7
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryFrance, USA
Duration02:33
CharactersCriminals, Nurses
PlotSkirmishes, Abduction, Investigation, Chase, Ambulance
PlaceHospitals
StyleAction, Fascinating, Depressive

A nurse is forced to spring a wounded murder suspect from the hospital when the man’s brother kidnaps his pregnant wife and wants to make a trade.

Markimdb: 4.8
Genreaction, thriller, melodrama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersHired assassins, Heroes
PlotMartial Arts, Revenge, Rivalry
PlaceUSA
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Heavy, Serious

Jake is a driver for a seedy escort service operating out of 'The Naked Eye strip club', he's a street thug type who falls for a witty high-class escort named Sandy. Except one night Sandy is found murdered, the only clues left behind are cell phone calls made the night she died. To avenge Sandy's death Jake must risk everything and walk a bloody path to find her killer.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryGermany
Duration01:42
CharactersHackers, Programmers, Police, Friends, Losers
PlotLove, Investigation, Split personality, Pursuit, Computers
PlaceParty, Germany, Berlin
StyleInteresting, Exciting, Action, Twisted plot, Tense

Benjamin, a young German computer whiz, is invited to join a subversive hacker group that wants to be noticed on the world's stage.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:54
CharactersMafia, Serial killers, Alcoholics
PlotInvestigation, Hostage, Mystery
PlaceUSA, New York
StyleExciting, Action, By books, Atmospheric, Heavy

Private investigator Matthew Scudder is hired by a drug kingpin to find out who kidnapped and murdered his wife.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genreaction, thriller, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, France, China, Canada
Duration01:55
CharactersSnipers, Hired assassins, Musicians, Heroes, FBI
PlotMartial Arts, Fight, Money, Investigation, Friendship
PlaceTrains
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Action, Heavy, Tense

A businessman, on his daily commute home, gets unwittingly caught up in a criminal conspiracy that threatens not only his life but the lives of those around him.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:40
CharactersCriminals
PlotRobbery, Investigation, Chase, Conspiracies, Justice
PlaceEngland, London
StyleExciting, Action, Twisted plot, Heavy, Tense

When notorious criminal Jacob Sternwood is forced to return to London, it gives detective Max Lewinsky one last chance to take down the man he's always been after.

Markimdb: 8
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryIndonesia, France, USA
Duration02:30
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Special Forces, Warriors
PlotSurvival, Martial Arts, Skirmishes, Fight, Death
PlacePrison, Indonesia
StyleHeavy, Tense, For men

After fighting his way through an apartment building populated by an army of dangerous criminals and escaping with his life, SWAT team member Rama goes undercover, joining a powerful Indonesian crime syndicate to protect his family and uncover corrupt members of his own force.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration00:43
CharactersSuperhero, Police, Criminals, Losers
PlotGambling, Investigation, Happiness, Conspiracies, Mystery
PlacePrison, England, London
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Tense

London cop and compulsive gambler Harry Clayton is on the verge of losing everything. On the night when his huge debts are to be called in, he meets the enigmatic Eve, who gives him a mysterious bracelet said to endow the wearer with immense luck. Harry's fortunes suddenly begin to shift, but he also soon finds himself sucked into a sinister crime wave sweeping through the city.





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