20 Movies Like Eastern Promises

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A History of Violence

A History of Violence
A History of Violence
Internet Movie Database: 7.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 88%
Metacritic: 82/100
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Runtime: 96 min
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Awards: Nominated for 2 Oscars. 37 wins & 84 nominations total
Writer: John Wagner, Vince Locke, Josh Olson
Actors: Viggo Mortensen, Maria Bello, Ed Harris
Language: English
Country: United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany
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“A History of Violence” is a crime thriller film that follows a small-town man named Tom Stall, whose quiet life is disrupted when he defends his diner from a violent robbery. As his actions gain attention, Tom’s dark past is revealed, forcing him to confront his true identity and face the consequences of his violent actions.

The Departed

The Departed
The Departed
Internet Movie Database: 8.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 91%
Metacritic: 85/100
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Runtime: 151 min
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Awards: Won 4 Oscars. 98 wins & 141 nominations total
Writer: William Monahan, Alan Mak, Felix Chong
Actors: Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson
Language: English, Cantonese
Country: United States, Hong Kong
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“The Departed” is a crime thriller about an undercover cop who infiltrates an Irish gang in Boston while a mole in the police force works to uncover his true identity, leading to a dangerous game of cat and mouse between the two sides.

Drive

Drive
Drive
Internet Movie Database: 7.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 93%
Metacritic: 78/100
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Runtime: 100 min
Genre: Action, Drama
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 79 wins & 180 nominations total
Writer: Hossein Amini, James Sallis
Actors: Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston
Language: English, Spanish
Country: United States
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“Drive” is a neo-noir crime thriller about a Hollywood stunt driver who moonlights as a getaway driver for criminals. When he becomes involved with his neighbor and her young son, his life takes a dangerous turn, leading to a thrilling and violent confrontation with the criminal underworld.

Oldboy

Oldboy
Oldboy
Internet Movie Database: 8.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 83%
Metacritic: 77/100
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Runtime: 120 min
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery
Awards: 40 wins & 27 nominations
Writer: Garon Tsuchiya, Nobuaki Minegishi, Park Chan-wook
Actors: Choi Min-sik, Yoo Ji-tae, Kang Hye-jeong
Language: Korean
Country: South Korea
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The Oldboy movie is a South Korean psychological thriller about a man who is mysteriously imprisoned for 15 years and then released, seeking revenge and uncovering dark secrets along the way. It delves into themes of revenge, redemption, and the consequences of one’s actions.

No Country for Old Men

No Country for Old Men
No Country for Old Men
Internet Movie Database: 8.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 93%
Metacritic: 92/100
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Runtime: 122 min
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Awards: Won 4 Oscars. 164 wins & 139 nominations total
Writer: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, Cormac McCarthy
Actors: Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin
Language: English, Spanish
Country: United States
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“No Country for Old Men” is a crime thriller film about a hunter who stumbles upon a drug deal gone wrong and becomes entangled in a deadly cat-and-mouse game with a psychopathic hitman and a relentless sheriff.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Internet Movie Database: 7.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 86%
Metacritic: 71/100
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Runtime: 158 min
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 26 wins & 91 nominations total
Writer: Steven Zaillian, Stieg Larsson
Actors: Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Christopher Plummer
Language: English, Swedish
Country: United States, Sweden, Norway
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“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” is a psychological thriller about a journalist and a hacker who team up to investigate a decades-old disappearance, uncovering a dark web of corruption, violence, and family secrets. As they delve deeper into the case, they become entangled in a dangerous game that puts their lives at risk.

The Raid: Redemption

The Raid: Redemption
The Raid: Redemption
Internet Movie Database: 7.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 87%
Metacritic: 73/100
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Runtime: 101 min
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Awards: 9 wins & 23 nominations
Writer: Gareth Evans
Actors: Iko Uwais, Ananda George, Ray Sahetapy
Language: Indonesian, English
Country: Indonesia, France, United States
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“The Raid: Redemption” is an Indonesian action film about a SWAT team’s mission to take down a ruthless crime lord in a high-rise building, facing intense and brutal battles along the way. The movie is known for its non-stop, adrenaline-fueled action sequences and martial arts choreography.

A Bittersweet Life

A Bittersweet Life
A Bittersweet Life
Internet Movie Database: 7.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 100%
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Runtime: 119 min
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Awards: 8 wins & 14 nominations
Writer: Dong-Cheol Kim, Jee-woon Kim, Kim Jee Woon
Actors: Lee Byung-hun, Shin Min-a, Kim Yeong-cheol
Language: Korean, Russian
Country: South Korea
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“A Bittersweet Life” is a South Korean action thriller film about a loyal mob enforcer who defies his boss to protect a woman he falls in love with, leading to a violent and tragic chain of events. The film explores themes of loyalty, betrayal, and the consequences of pursuing personal desires in a criminal underworld.

The Chaser

The Chaser
The Chaser
Internet Movie Database: 7.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 82%
Metacritic: 64/100
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Runtime: 125 min
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Awards: 29 wins & 25 nominations
Writer: Won-Chan Hong, Na Hong-jin, Shinho Lee
Actors: Kim Yoon-seok, Ha Jung-woo, Seo Yeong-hie
Language: Korean
Country: South Korea
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“The Chaser” is a South Korean thriller film about a former detective turned pimp who discovers that his prostitutes are being targeted by a serial killer. Determined to find the killer and save his remaining girls, he embarks on a dangerous cat-and-mouse chase with the murderer.

I Saw the Devil

I Saw the Devil
I Saw the Devil
Internet Movie Database: 7.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 81%
Metacritic: 67/100
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Runtime: 144 min
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Awards: 18 wins & 19 nominations
Writer: Park Hoon-jung, Jee-woon Kim
Actors: Lee Byung-hun, Choi Min-sik, Jeon Gook-hwan
Language: Korean
Country: South Korea
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“I Saw the Devil” is a South Korean thriller about a secret agent who seeks revenge on a serial killer who murdered his fiancée, going to extreme lengths to torment and punish him. The film explores the dark and morally complex journey of both characters as they engage in a deadly cat-and-mouse game.

Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance

Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance
Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance
Internet Movie Database: 7.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 53%
Metacritic: 56/100
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Runtime: 129 min
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Awards: 7 wins & 7 nominations
Writer: Jong-yong Lee, Jae-sun Lee, Mu-yeong Lee
Actors: Song Kang-ho, Shin Ha-kyun, Bae Doona
Language: Korean, Korean Sign
Country: South Korea
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“Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance” is a South Korean thriller film that follows the story of a deaf-mute man who becomes entangled in a desperate and violent quest for revenge after his sister’s life-saving kidney transplant is thwarted. The film explores themes of vengeance, morality, and the tragic consequences of one’s actions.

The Man from Nowhere

The Man from Nowhere
The Man from Nowhere
Internet Movie Database: 7.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 100%
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Runtime: 119 min
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Awards: 19 wins & 17 nominations
Writer: Lee Jeong-beom
Actors: Won Bin, Kim Sae-ron, Kim Tae-hoon
Language: Korean, English
Country: South Korea
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“The Man from Nowhere” is a South Korean action thriller film about a former special agent who embarks on a mission to rescue a young girl kidnapped by a ruthless drug trafficking ring, using his deadly skills to take down anyone who stands in his way.”

The Killer

The Killer
The Killer
Internet Movie Database: 6.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 86%
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Runtime: 118 min
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime
Awards: 1 win & 30 nominations
Writer: Alexis Nolent, Luc Jacamon, Andrew Kevin Walker
Actors: Michael Fassbender, Tilda Swinton, Charles Parnell
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Killer” is a 1989 Hong Kong action thriller film directed by John Woo. The movie follows a skilled assassin who accidentally blinds a singer during a shootout and subsequently seeks redemption by protecting her from his former criminal associates.

Infernal Affairs

Infernal Affairs
Infernal Affairs
Internet Movie Database: 8.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 94%
Metacritic: 75/100
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Runtime: 101 min
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Awards: 24 wins & 26 nominations
Writer: Alan Mak, Felix Chong
Actors: Andy Lau, Tony Leung Chiu-wai, Anthony Chau-Sang Wong
Language: Cantonese, English, Thai
Country: Hong Kong
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“Infernal Affairs is a Hong Kong crime thriller film that follows the parallel lives of a police officer who goes undercover in a triad gang, and a triad member who infiltrates the police force. As they navigate their double lives, tension rises and a deadly game of cat and mouse ensues, blurring the lines between loyalty and betrayal.”

The Yellow Sea

The Yellow Sea
The Yellow Sea
Internet Movie Database: 7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 88%
Metacritic: 70/100
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Runtime: 136 min
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Awards: 8 wins & 21 nominations
Writer: Won-Chan Hong, Na Hong-jin
Actors: Park Byeong-eun, Lee Yoo-mi, Ha Jung-woo
Language: Korean, Mandarin
Country: South Korea, Hong Kong, United States
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“The Yellow Sea” is a South Korean action thriller film about a desperate taxi driver who becomes embroiled in a dangerous plot involving organized crime and a high-stakes chase across the Yellow Sea to save his family.”

Memories of Murder

Memories of Murder
Memories of Murder
Internet Movie Database: 8.1/10
Metacritic: 82/100
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Runtime: 132 min
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Awards: 33 wins & 10 nominations
Writer: Bong Joon Ho, Kwang-rim Kim, Sung-bo Shim
Actors: Song Kang-ho, Kim Sang-kyung, Kim Roe-ha
Language: Korean, English
Country: South Korea
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“Memories of Murder” is a South Korean crime drama based on true events, following two detectives as they investigate a series of unsolved murders in a small rural town in the 1980s. The film explores their relentless pursuit of the killer, the impact of the crimes on the community, and the complex nature of justice.

The Skin I Live In

The Skin I Live In
The Skin I Live In
Internet Movie Database: 7.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 81%
Metacritic: 70/100
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Runtime: 120 min
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Awards: Won 1 BAFTA Award28 wins & 69 nominations total
Writer: Pedro Almodóvar, Agustín Almodóvar, Thierry Jonquet
Actors: Antonio Banderas, Elena Anaya, Jan Cornet
Language: Spanish
Country: Spain, United States
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“The Skin I Live In” is a psychological thriller about a brilliant plastic surgeon who becomes obsessed with creating a new type of human skin and uses a captive woman as his experimental subject. As the story unfolds, dark secrets and twisted desires are revealed, blurring the lines between identity, control, and revenge.

Kill Bill: Volume 1

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Kill Bill: Volume 1 is a revenge-driven action film directed by Quentin Tarantino. The movie follows “The Bride,” a former assassin, as she seeks vengeance against her former team members who betrayed her on her wedding day.

Sin City

Sin City
Sin City
Internet Movie Database: 8.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 76%
Metacritic: 74/100
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Runtime: 124 min
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Awards: 38 wins & 54 nominations
Writer: Frank Miller, Robert Rodriguez
Actors: Mickey Rourke, Clive Owen, Bruce Willis
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Sin City” is a neo-noir anthology film that follows the intertwining stories of various characters in the crime-ridden Basin City, as they navigate through corruption, violence, and moral ambiguity. The movie explores themes of revenge, redemption, and the dark underbelly of a corrupt city.

The Machinist

The Machinist
The Machinist
Internet Movie Database: 7.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 77%
Metacritic: 61/100
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Runtime: 101 min
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Awards: 7 wins & 15 nominations
Writer: Scott Kosar
Actors: Christian Bale, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Aitana Sánchez-Gijón
Language: English, Spanish
Country: Spain, France, United Kingdom, United States
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“The Machinist” is a psychological thriller about a factory worker suffering from severe insomnia and extreme weight loss, haunted by a mysterious and disturbing series of events that blur the line between reality and delusion.”

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