When this South Korean action thriller came out and became available for every energy-seeking viewer, it didn’t take long to attract its target audience and become the country’s highest grossing film of the year. It is a film with an incredible dynamic, where action and violence take the lead in a story conceptualized around an emotional connection. After all, Cha Tae-sik leaves his quiet life behind to get back into dangerous business for one simple reason : to save a child that means everything to him. Within this idea of love, salvation and revenge, there’s many other incredible stories that visually impress and that will grab you by the throat with their powerful cinematic execution. Here is the list of movies similar to ‘The Man From Nowhere’ that are our recommendations. You can watch some of these movies like The Man From Nowhere on Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime.
12. A Dirty Carnival (2006)
Less known in the Western World, “A Dirty Carnival” is a South Korean action film filled with entertaining plot points that go from one place to the complete opposite. It will not leave you bored, that’s a promise, as its action scenes merge with the music greatly, offering a performance that’ll leave you stuck to your seat. Kim Byung-doo is the film’s protagonist, a young man working as a gangster, struggling in helping out his family from the threat of being evicted. Things start to change when he is ordered to assassinate a public prosecutor, which earns him the respect of the big boss. He soon reunites with a childhood friend, who’s ambition to direct a gangster film will cost him more than he intended to give.
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11. Trade (2007)
“Trade” is a powerful film inspired by an article about sex slaves, published in The New York Times Magazine in January 2004. Indeed, human trafficking and child slavery is an important element in the plot of the South Korean thriller too, and a crucial topic that must still urgently be fought against, in the world we live in today. This drama relates the kidnapping of a 13 year old girl in Mexico City who is thrown together with other victims into a network of sexual slavery. Her 17 year old brother desperately tries to find and rescue her of this disastrous accident and gets himself on a roller-coaster hunt for the life of his sister.