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List of the best movies like Things Like Dogs (2020): Fatal Intuition, Bluebeard, Secret in Their Eyes, The Client, The Witness, Montage, Broken, Hide and Seek, The Neighbors, Vagabond.

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Markimdb: 5.8
Genrethriller, crime, detective
CountrySouth Korea

Jang-woo had only his sister to live for until she is brutally murdered. During a ritual to send her spirit to heaven, he comes across a suspicious man, who manages to escape from the scene. He begins to suspect a local pharmacist and keeps an eye on him. Although Jang-woo is absolutely convinced that the pharmacist is the killer, no one believes him because the pharmacist is considered the kindest man in town. But he gets help from a possessed woman named Si-eun who foresees how people die. Their pursuit begins and Si-eun predicts yet another murder.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrethriller, crime, detective
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:25
CharactersDoctors
PlotInvestigation, Obsession
PlaceKorea
StyleTense, Serious, Disturbing

Dr. Seung-hoon sedates his landlord before medical check-up, when the old man begins telling him a convincing murder confession. Sometime later, a young woman's severed head is discovered at a butcher shop run by his landlord's son, and Seung-hoon begins to suspect that the landlord and his son are the serial killers.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Spain, South Korea
Duration02:32
CharactersFBI, Investigators
PlotLove, Abduction, Revenge, Investigation, Obsession
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Smart, Serious, Disturbing

A tight-knit team of FBI investigators, along with their District Attorney supervisor, is suddenly torn apart when they discover that one of their own teenage daughters has been brutally murdered.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrethriller, crime, detective
CountrySouth Korea
Duration02:03
PlotRivalry
PlaceKorea
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Serious, Disturbing

Elite attorney Kang Seong-Hee goes up against a top prosecutor over a case involving a man accused of killing his wife.

Markimdb: 6
Genrethriller, crime, detective
CountryChina, South Korea
Duration01:22
CharactersPolice, Students
PlotDisasters
PlaceChina

A blind woman and a delivery boy attempt to solve a hit-and-run case the police have been unable to solve.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:59
PlotInvestigation, Justice
StylePsychological problems, Fascinating, Heavy, Tense, Disturbing

A kidnapper disappeared 15 years ago without a trace. Five days before the case's statute of limitations expires, someone anonymously leaves a flower at the crime scene. A few days later, another kidnapping takes place using the same method on a similar target.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, crime, detective
CountrySouth Korea
CharactersFathers
PlotFight, Weapon, Snow

A man becomes a fugitive from the police after he kills one of the men who raped and murdered his daughter.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrethriller, crime, detective
CountrySouth Korea
CharactersPoor
PlotMystery
PlaceAsia, Korea
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Tense, Serious

Sung-soo has everything a man could want: a beautiful wife and children, a comfortable home and luxury car, and plenty of money in the bank. When he learns that his estranged brother, Sung-chul, has gone missing, haunting memories of their troubled past urge him to visit his brother’s apartment in search of answers.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrethriller, crime, detective
CountrySouth Korea
CharactersAliens, Losers
PlotAdventure, Life, Friendship, Family life
PlaceUSA
StyleFancy

A serial killer murders a girl from his neighborhood. The residents begin to suspect him one by one, as he tries to cover his tracks and plans another kill before escape.

Markimdb: 8.2
Genreaction, thriller, crime, detective
CountrySouth Korea

Stuntman Cha Dal-geon gets involved in a tragic airplane crash and ends up discovering a national corruption scandal in the process. Go Hae-ri, the oldest daughter of a deceased marine, decides to work for the National Intelligence Service as a secret ops agent in order to support her mom and younger siblings, although all she wanted to do is to become a civil servant.

Mark
Genrethriller, crime, detective
CountryKazakhstan, South Korea, Uzbekistan
CharactersManiacs, Investigators

USSR Kazakhstan. Sher Sadykhov, who lives with his older sister, starts his internship at a special task force. Sher’s internship begins with the emergence of a serial killer that only kills women. New victims occur and the investigation seems to be at a blind alley. Meanwhile, Sher finds out that his sister is the new target of the serial killer…

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrethriller, crime, detective
CountrySouth Korea
PlotInvestigation
StyleHeavy, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

An MP's son-in-law and mayoral candidate takes a trip with his girlfriend to a vacation home and meets a mysterious neighborhood boy and his friends.

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: 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: 6.7
Genrethriller, crime, detective
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:21
CharactersPolice
PlotPolitical, Mystery, Blackmail, Dreams
PlaceKorea

After an extremely close national assembly race, Jong-chan wins the nomination of his party. He and his wife Yeon-hong are fully committed to the campaign and when their teenager daughter Min-jin goes missing, Jong-chan convinces Yeon-hong not to notify the authorities fearing negative publicity. With the election imminent, Yeon-hong decides to look for her daughter, but instead uncovers a twisted series of conspiracy, secrets, and lies surrounding Min-jin's disappearance.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genrethriller, crime, detective
CountrySouth Korea

Someone brutally murders Young-hoon’s wife. A hair sample was found on his wife’s body and the detectives use it to trace it back to his friend Joon-sung and locks him up. Seemingly becoming a murder’s wife overnight, Da-yeon asks Young-hoon to testify on his behalf but when he doesn’t show up for the trial, she goes to visit him at his house.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrethriller, crime, detective
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:27
CharactersManiacs, Killers, Family
StyleAction, Serious, Disturbing

An ordinary man witnesses a cruel murder and becomes entangled in circumstances out of his control.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrethriller, crime, detective
CountrySouth Korea
Duration00:52
CharactersScammers
PlotRevenge, Rivalry
PlaceKorea
StyleExciting, Heavy, Tense, Serious, For men

A group of swindlers unite to hunt down an infamous con man who was known dead, amid their hidden motives and deception.

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: 7.1
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: 7.2
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountrySouth Korea
Duration02:06
CharactersPartners
PlotOn real events, Investigation
PlaceKorea, Small cities
StyleAction, Serious, Disturbing

The film is based on a true yet unsolved murder case from the early 1990s that is known among Koreans as the "disappearance of the frog children." In 1991, five elementary school students told their parents that they were going to hang out on a nearby mountain to catch frogs, and then they go missing.

Markimdb: 6
Genrethriller, crime, detective
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:24
CharactersLifeguards
PlotMissing people
PlaceSchool, Small cities
StyleHeavy, Serious, Disturbing

Ki-chul, a PE teacher at high school, is dismissed after fighting against the corruption his student had gone through during the boxing match. Transferred to a local girls’ high school, he finds out that one of the students called Yu-jin has been running around day and night, trying to find her missing friend, Su-yeon. While Ki-chul helps Yu-jin solve the case, he is faced with the bigger corruption related with her disappearance.

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: 6.8
Genrethriller, crime, detective
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:51
CharactersSerial killers, Blind, Partners
PlotInvestigation, Friendship, Pursuit, Missing people, Lost memory
PlaceKorea
StyleAction, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

A blind witness and a runaway help the police find the suspect in a Hit and Run until the culprit realizes that they are close on his trail. The killer tracks her down and Soo-ah realizes that in order to save Gi-sub she would have to risk her life.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrethriller, crime, detective
CountrySouth Korea
CharactersRich guys and poor girls
PlotSuperpowers, Lost memory
PlaceKorea
StyleDorama, Womens in main roles

Soo Jin, a woman suffering from post-traumatic memory loss, returns to her daily life with her husband after an accident. But her recovery takes an unexpected turn when she starts experiencing eerie visions: One day, she sees a vision of a child living in the same building being hit by a car. Shortly after almost risking her life to save the child, she has yet another chilling vision about a girl living on the 7th floor being harassed by a man, and does what she can to help the girl. She runs into her former boss at an art school, and learns that learns that her husband may not be telling the truth about everything. Meanwhile, detective Ki-sang finds Soo Jin’s husband on the surveillance footage of a crime scene and starts to investigate him. Soo Jin’s suspicion grows as she sees a vision of her husband killing a neighbor. While searching for the truth about her husband, she stumbles upon a wedding photo of her with a strange man other than her husband…

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:35
CharactersManiacs, Serial killers, Killers, Fathers
PlotFight, Death, Snow, Hatred, Confrontation
PlacePrison, Forest, Korea
StylePsychological problems, Action, Twisted plot, Fascinating, Tense

A former serial killer Byung-su gets diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and when a series of murders occur near his town, he worries whether the killings are his doings. Then, he comes across Tae-ju and realizes that he’s the killer. He reports this to the police, only to learn that Tae-ju is one. Byung-su tries to find evidence against Tae-ju, only to raise the young killer’s interest on him and his dear daughter.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountrySouth Korea
CharactersFathers
PlotInvestigation, Death, Justice, Fear

20 years ago Moo-Yeom’s father was a suspect in the "Gap Dong” serial murder case. Because of the detectives’ oppressive investigation, Moo-Yeom’s father killed himself. Now, Moo-Yeom is a detective and works to capture the killer Gap Dong. The statue of limitations has expired for the serial murder case and Moo-Yeom resigns to the belief that Gap Dong is dead. New clues though for Gap Dong appears in front of Moo-Yeom and he sets out to catch him once and for all.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountrySouth Korea

A lawyer tries to prove her mother’s innocence and uncover the secrets of a small village with the help of the local mayor. Her mother was accused of murder after the rice wine was poisoned at her husband’s funeral, but she is suffering from memory loss and cannot defend herself.

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: 5
Genrehorror, thriller, crime, detective
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:31
CharactersSerial killers, Shamans, Orphans
PlotPursuit, Intrigue, Curses, Ghosts, Missing people
StyleUnexpected ending, Action, Fascinating, Tense, Disturbing

After his parents are murdered, Bin is taken into the care of relatives. He begins to act strangely, the new occupants of his house experience horrific nightmares, and a mystery unfolds as a terrible secret is revealed.





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