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List of the best movies like Kalyug (2005): NH10, Rakht Charitra, Kidnap, The Divine Move, Badlapur, The Fury of a Patient Man, An Innocent Man, Anjaan, Omkara, Wazir.

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Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryIndia
Duration02:32
PlotSurvival, Revenge, Fight, Rivalry
PlaceIndia
TimeHoneymoon
StyleExciting, Action, Heavy, Serious, For men

Meera and Arjun are professionals living in Gurgaon. On their way to a luxurious desert holiday they stop on a Highway dhaba for dinner, where they witness a young girl being picked up by a bunch of hoodlums. Arjun chooses to step in, unmindful of the danger ahead.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, biography
CountryIndia
Duration02:05
PlotOn real events, Revenge, Political, Rivalry
PlaceIndia, Asia
StyleAction, Heavy, Serious, Disturbing

Inspired from real life, this fiery crime thriller depicts the phenomenal rise to power of Paritala Ravi from Andhra Pradesh, a powerful killer. When a man's father and elder brother are murdered in cold blood due to the fatal mixture of caste, crime, jealousy and dirty politics, a fearless young man who has been kept away from his family's violent lifestyle, is left with no choice but to get into the fray. He hides in the forest and begins clinically exacting revenge upon those responsible for the death of his family members. Will he be successful in his mission? How will his future unfold?

Markimdb: 4.6
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryIndia, China
Duration02:22
PlotRevenge, Hostage, Stockholm syndrome, Chase, Rivalry
PlaceTrains, India, Asia
StyleExciting, Serious, Disturbing

A fortnight before her eighteenth birthday, Sonia goes missing. Her family receives a call informing them that she has been kidnapped and her estranged father, a US-based businessman, must now follow the kidnapper’s instructions to the letter if he is to entertain any hopes of seeing her alive again. Is this a mere kidnapping or is there more to it than what meets the eye?

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: 7.4
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryIndia
Duration01:40
PlotBank robbery, Revenge, Death, Mystery, Hatred
PlaceIndia
StyleExciting, Twisted plot, Heavy, Serious, For men

After his wife and son are killed, a young man finds out the man behind the murder and fights against him, along committing some big mistakes.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountrySpain
Duration01:22
CharactersThieves, Fathers, Girlfriends
PlotRobbery, Revenge, Cars, Friendship, Death
PlacePrison, Forest, Hospitals, Spain
StyleExciting, Touching, Serious, Disturbing

The tentative romance between a gentle Madrid labourer and a working single mother becomes a struggle for survival when the woman’s violent boyfriend returns from prison, in the gritty, suspenseful debut feature from Spanish actor Raúl Arévalo.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:49
CharactersHired assassins
PlotSurvival, Skirmishes, Revenge, Pads, False accusations
PlacePrison
StyleAction, Heavy, Tense, Depressive, Serious

Jimmie Rainwood was minding his own business when two corrupt police officers (getting an address wrong) burst into his house, expecting to find a major drug dealer. Rainwood is shot, and the officers frame him as a drug dealer. Rainwood is convicted of drug dealing, based on the perjured evidence of a police informant. Thrown into a seedy jail, fighting to prove his innocence is diffucult when he has to deal with the realities of prison life, where everyone claims they were framed.

Markimdb: 5.2
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryIndia
Duration02:46
CharactersGangsters, Disabled people, Businessmen
PlotRevenge, Fight, Friendship, Vacation
PlaceIndia, Asia
StyleExciting, Serious, Disturbing

Krishna (Suriya) comes to Mumbai in search of his brother Raju Bhai (Suriya), an underworld don. Through Raju Bhai's gangster friends, his past life is revealed. What happened to Raju Bhai? Will Krishna find him?

Markimdb: 8.1
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryIndia
Duration02:35
CharactersLawyers
PlotRevenge, Wedding, Obsession, Political, Jealousy
PlaceVillage, India, Asia
StyleSerious

Half-caste bandit Omkara Shukla abducts his lady love, Dolly Mishra, from her family. Thanks to his cleverness, he gets away with the kidnapping. A conspiracy, however, forms against him when he denies his right-hand man, Langda Tyagi, a promotion. Ultimately, this plot threatens not only his relationship with Dolly, but their lives and those of their associates as well.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryIndia
Duration02:08
PlotChess, Skirmishes, Motorcycles, Friendship, Chase
PlaceHospitals, India
StyleUnexpected ending, Action, Fascinating, Tense, Serious

'Wazir' is a tale of two unlikely friends, a wheelchair-bound chess grandmaster and a brave ATS officer. Brought together by grief and a strange twist of fate, the two men decide to help each other win the biggest games of their lives. But there's a mysterious, dangerous opponent lurking in the shadows, who is all set to checkmate them.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Thieves
PlotLove, Revenge, Money, Investigation, Death
PlacePrison
StyleBy books, Heavy, Serious, For men, Disturbing

Ernest (Stick) Stickley just out of prison agrees to help a friend deliver a package. It's a setup and his friend is killed. Stick is going to find out why!

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: 7.5
Genreaction, thriller, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryIndia
Duration02:54
CharactersModels
PlotRevenge, Lost memory
PlaceIndia, Asia
StyleAction, Heavy, Serious, Disturbing

Sanjay a rich tycoon suffering from short term memory loss due to being hit by a metal pole when trying to intervene on his girlfriend's murder. Because of this his memory can only last for 15 minutes and he doesn't remember events or incidents that have happened before in his life.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, thriller, drama
CountryIndia
Duration02:09
CharactersSerial killers, Heroes
PlotRevenge, Mystery, Rivalry
PlaceHospitals, India, Asia
StyleTwisted plot, Heavy, Serious, Disturbing

When his lover becomes the latest victim of a serial killer, Guru blurs the line between good and evil in his pursuit of revenge.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:56
CharactersBrothers, Veterans
PlotRevenge, Pursuit, Justice
PlacePrison, USA, Small cities
StyleAction, Heavy, Depressive, Serious, For men

Two brothers live in the economically-depressed Rust Belt, when a cruel twist of fate lands one in prison. His brother is then lured into one of the most violent crime rings in the Northeast.

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: 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: 7.1
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryIndia
Duration02:05
CharactersPartners
PlotAbduction, Pursuit, Rivalry
PlaceIndia
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Heavy, Tense

Hanumant Singh is the quirky cop in the police department. He is a man of action who delivers most of the time but he has unusual ways to accomplish his mission. More importantly, he doesn't think twice before hobnobbing with corrupt politicians and gangsters and taking bribes for services rendered. Trouble begins when a new and seemingly honest recruit joins his team.

Markimdb: 3.9
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, India
CharactersSpecial Forces
PlotRevenge, Motorcycles, Rivalry
PlaceTrains, England, London
StyleExciting, Action, Serious, Disturbing

To revenge his past, Aakash Rana plants bomb in a train endangering lives of 500 passengers.

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: 5.8
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:36
CharactersGangsters
PlotMartial Arts, Revenge, Martial Arts, Chase, Intrigue
PlacePrison, Hospitals
StyleExciting, Heavy, Tense, Serious, For men

Mason Storm, a 'go it alone' cop, is gunned down at home. The intruders kill his wife, and think they've killed both Mason and his son too. Mason is secretly taken to a hospital where he spends several years in a coma. His son meanwhile is growing up thinking his father is dead. When Mason wakes up, everyone is in danger - himself, his son, his best friend, his nurse - but most of all those who arranged for his death

Markimdb: 1.9
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryIndia
PlotDancing, Chase, Rivalry
PlaceIndia, Asia
StyleExciting, Action, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

The Singh family comprises of Shamsher his step-son Sikandar, twins Suraj and Sanjana. They run a business of illegal arms and trade with the help of their friend Yash. Things get dramatic when Jessica meets Sikandar and the family ties are strained under each character’s ulterior motives.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:42
PlotRevenge, Investigation, Friendship, Pads, False accusations
PlacePrison
StyleExciting, Heavy, Serious, For men, Disturbing

An attorney is terrorized by the criminal he put away years ago when he was a cop.

Markimdb: 5.1
Genreaction, thriller, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Mexico
Duration01:43
CharactersGangsters, Hired assassins, Priests
PlotRevenge, Wedding, Intrigue
PlaceMexico, New York
StyleSerious, Disturbing

After witnessing her lover being murdered by his jealous wife, Angela seeks refuge in a church where she encounters a young priest named Michael, who gives her sanctuary. But the killing was not a simple act of passion, as the victim had ties to organized crime, and, surprisingly, so does Michael, whose father is a powerful don. When the priest finds himself falling in love with Angela, his religious vows and family ties are both severely tested.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountrySweden, Germany, Denmark, France
Duration02:07
CharactersGangsters, Criminals
PlotRevenge, Missing people, Rivalry, Undercover
PlaceSweden
StyleAction, By books, Heavy, Serious, For men

JW now lives in exile and is more than ever determined to find out what happened to his missing sister Camilla. Every trace leads him to the world of organized crime in Stockholm. Jorge is about to do his last score - the largest robbery in Swedish history. But during the complicated preparations he meets a woman from his past - Nadja. Martin Hägerström is chosen to go undercover into the Serbian mafia, in order to get its notorious boss Radovan Krajnic behind bars. When an assassination attempt is made on Radovan, his daughter Natalie is pulled into the power struggle within the Serbian mafia.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryMexico
Duration01:53
CharactersGangsters, Students
PlaceAircraft, Mexico, Night Clubs
StyleExciting, Serious, Disturbing

The story of a young woman clinging on to her dream to become a beauty contest queen in a Mexico dominated by organized crime.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genreaction, thriller, drama, detective
CountryIndia, USA, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada
Duration03:03
CharactersModels
PlotRevenge, Lost memory
PlaceIndia
StyleExciting, Heavy, Serious, Disturbing

Sanjay a rich tycoon suffering from short term memory loss due to being hit by a metal pole when trying to intervene on his girlfriend's murder. Because of this his memory can only last for 15 minutes and he doesn't remember events or incidents that have happened before in his life.

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: 6.2
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryItaly, USA
Duration01:35
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Hired assassins
PlotRobbery, Skirmishes, Revenge, Chase
PlaceVietnam, Asia, New York
StyleExciting, By books, Heavy, Serious, For men

A Los Angeles detective is sent to New York where he must solve a case involving an old Sicilian Mafia family feud.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genreaction, thriller, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryIndia
Duration02:35
CharactersGangsters, Musicians
PlotLove, Fate
PlaceVillage, England, India, London, Asia
StyleRomantic, Exciting, Fascinating, Heavy, Epic

The story is about two Davids living in different parts of India whose lives eventually come together in a twist of events., who are about to take a step which is going to change their lives forever.





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