Movies like Bullet to Beijing

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Bullet to Beijing (1995)
 5.6
 1K
Bullet to Beijing (1995)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, Russia, Canada, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When long-time British agent Harry Palmer loses his job because the Cold War is over, he's promptly approached by a Russian bossman, Alex. In St. Petersburg Alex tells Harry of his plan for Russia's future, which is threatened because a deadly biochemical weapon called the Red Death has been stolen from him. He'll pay Harry handsomely to retrieve it. An ex-spy friend tips Harry off that it's being sent to Beijing by train, aboard which we begin to learn whose side everyone's really on.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting, cynical
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kgb, intrigue, espionage, secret agents, political conspiracy, danger, state affairs, betrayal, working undercover, political corruption, dishonesty, rivalry, undercover, save the day, conspiracy, bio weapon, train, russian mafia, biological warfare, heroes, graphic violence, deadly virus, car chase, chases and races, profanity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: russia, europe, asia, korea, st. petersburg russia, beijing china

Most similar movies to Bullet to Beijing

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, realistic, serious and exciting films with plots about dishonesty, undercover, danger, heroes, rivalry, chases and races and state affairs mostly in Thriller, Action and Drama genres. Some movies like Bullet to Beijing: Midnight in Saint Petersburg (1996), The Jigsaw Man (1983), Shadow Conspiracy (1997), Shadow Man (2006), The Fourth Protocol (1987). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Midnight in Saint Petersburg (1996)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK, Russia, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Harry Palmer heads a private investigation business based in Moscow. His associates are Nikolai "Nick" Petrov (Jason Connery), ex-CIA agent Craig (Michael Sarrazin), and ex-KGB Colonel Gradsky (Lev Prygunov). They take on the job of ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, private detective, heroes, rivalry, state affairs, crimes, kgb, nuclear threat, save the day, secret agents, chases and races, undercover ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: russia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Jigsaw Man (1983)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Philip Kimberly, the former head of the British Secret Service who defected to Russia, is given plastic surgery and sent back to Britain by the KGB to retrieve some vital documents. With the documents in hand, he instead plays off MI6 and the KGB ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kgb, espionage, cold war, betrayal, undercover, deadly, chases and races, crimes, politics, secret agents, heroes, state affairs ...
Time: 80s
Place: russia, england, europe, london, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Shadow Conspiracy (1997)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Bobby Bishop (Sheen) is a special assistant to the President of the United States. Accidentally, he meets his friend professor Pochenko on the street. Pochenko has time to tell Bishop about some conspiracy in the White House but then immediately ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, suspense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: political conspiracy, politics, political corruption, on the run, assassination, betrayal, witnessing a crime, intrigue, assassination attempt, crimes, conspiracy, political intrigue ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 4.1
 4K
Shadow Man (2006)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Romania
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An intelligence operative discovers that no one is what they seem in the shadowy world of espionage.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, espionage, martial arts, save the day, adventure, undercover, government agency, deadly, rivalry, secret agents, intrigue, race against time ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, romania, bucharest
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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The Fourth Protocol (1987)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Plan Aurora, led by Kim Philby is a plan that breaches the top-secret Fourth Protocol and turns the fears that shaped it into a living nightmare. A crack Soviet agent, placed under cover in a quiet English country town, begins to assemble a nuclear ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kgb, espionage, politics, chase, betrayal, race against time, undercover, secret agents, military base, political intrigue, danger, conspiracy ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: russia, england, europe, london, glasgow scotland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.9
 5K
The Suspect (2013)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Dong-chul was the best special field agent in North Korea, but he’s abandoned by his government during a mission. While on the run, he looks for his wife and child, who were sold as slaves to China, only to discover their corpses. He soon finds ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, tense, suspense ...
Plot: political conspiracy, espionage, hitman, false accusation, frame up, danger, law enforcement, intrigue, crimes, betrayal, track down, assassination ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, north korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 4.0
 398
Armstrong (1998)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The Cold War has just heated up! CIA Agent Bob Taylor (Charles Napier) arrives in Moscow with his new wife Susan (Kimberley Kates) with a highly secret video tape of Russian missiles leaving an unknown base near Moscow under the cover of darkness. ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, kidnapping, soldier, chases and races, secret agents, espionage, heroes, deadly, on the run, undercover, conspiracy, battles ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
On Dangerous Ground (1996)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK, Luxembourg
Duration: 165 min.
Story: Vusi Madlazi returns to the South African village he left as a young boy (he was organizing against apartheid, and left in fear of his life) to bury his father. He meets up with his brother Ernest, who tells him their other brother Stephen ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, race against time, politics, dishonesty, political conspiracy, ira, tough heroes, soldier, crimes, government agency, state affairs, heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: china, england, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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The Foreigner (2003)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Poland
Duration: 96 min.
Story: This story is about a freelance agent (Seagal) who is the courier of a package from France to Germany. He soon finds that many people want to get their hands on it.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret agents, chase, martial arts, race against time, on the run, heroes, adventure, deadly, danger, rivalry, espionage, murder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, france, germany, poland, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.3
 4K
Art of War 2 (2008)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Agent Neil Shaw is called out of retirement and finds himself in the midst of a plot to assassinate several leading Senators with himself set-up to take the rap for a recent killing
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the run, betrayal, heroes, assassination, murder, martial arts, crimes, government agency, protagonist as suspect, secret agents, chases and races, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Witness to a Kill (2001)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Queen's Messenger is called to convey vital dispatches to a highly secretive conference called to combat the activities of modern poachers who threaten the economies of many African states.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret agents, murder, heroic mission, daring rescue, hotshot hero, political conspiracy, undercover, danger, government agency, dishonesty, deadly, bodyguard ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.8
 850
Icon (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 166 min.
Story: A former US Operative, who lived in Russia in his earlier years and had been married there with a child, comes out of retirement to face down a former enemy, now running as a candidate for President in modern Russia. Working with a Russian ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, politics, conspiracy, espionage, special agents, race against time, uncover truth, chases and races, government agency, heroes, danger, secret agents ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.1
 305
Hijack (1998)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A prestigious senator and the passengers on board a train are kidnapped by a militia group.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, terrorism, martial arts, hijacking, chases and races, crimes, deadly, race against time, law enforcement, danger, save the day, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.5
 1K
Cover-Up (1991)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, Israel
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Mike Anderson, a tough American reporter on a dangerous foreign assignment, finds his own life in jeopardy when he uncovers a deadly labyrinth of political intrigue that threatens the lives of thousands. Dispatched to investigate a mysterious and ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, espionage, military, secret agents, heroes, spy, conspiracy, reporter, ambassador, cia, terrorist plot, political corruption ...
Time: 90s
Place: israel, middle east, tel aviv israel, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Berlin File (2013)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 120 min.
Story: JUNG Jin-soo, a South Korean intelligence agent, comes across an unidentifiable operative, a 'ghost,' while surveilling a North Korean weapons deal in Berlin. The mystery figure is a North Korean secret agent, PYO Jong-seong, whose ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, stylized, serious, realistic
Plot: hidden identity, espionage, working undercover, manhunt, on the run, undercover, double agent, intrigue, danger, chase, dishonesty, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: berlin germany, germany, south korea, north korea, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Ipcress File (1965)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: This espionage thriller represents a landmark in spy movies introducing the sly, dry intelligence agent Harry Palmer. The story, centers on Palmer's investigation into British Intelligence security. He's soon enmeshed in a world of ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, enigmatic, atmospheric ...
Plot: espionage, cold war, spy, political intrigue, double agent, undercover, investigation, rivalry, dishonesty, politics, danger, race against time ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: england, london, albania, europe, scotland yard ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Storm Catcher (1999)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A renegade general plots to bomb Washington using a new top secret jet called the Storm Catcher. The only trouble is only one man is capable of flying it. So they seek to put him on the run in a conspiracy that makes him appear to have murdered ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, conspiracy, heroes, terrorist, political conspiracy, false accusation, state affairs, dishonesty, one man army, confined, rivalry, fighting the system ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.2
 475
Last Run (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, Hungary
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Frank Banner used to specialize in helping Soviet spies defect safely to the West. Banner's wife was shot to death aiding such an escape. Now, with the Cold War over, Banner is called upon to safely escort an ex-K.G.B. man who is wanted dead by ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, on the run, manhunt, undercover, vengeance, working undercover, haunted by the past, rivalry, law enforcement, deadly, secret agents, danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: hungary, europe, austria, ukraine
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 4.5
 936
Sharpshooter (2007)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An assassin working for the CIA decides to take one final job before quitting only to find out that he is the target of his CIA boss.
Style: suspense, captivating, tense, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret agents, assassin, betrayal, cia, conspiracy, on the run, save the day, adventure, danger, law enforcement, rivalry, manhunt ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Way of War (2009)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Paramilitary operative David Wolfe stumbles upon an international conspiracy connecting presidential cabinet members to a Middle Eastern terrorist plot. Wanting to expose the truth, Wolfe defies orders and returns to the US as an army of one ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, state affairs, danger, assassination, political corruption, political conspiracy, terrorism, deadly, government agency, political intrigue, military, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.2
 177
Midnight Man (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA, Luxembourg, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: British soldiers force a recently captured IRA terrorist to cooperate with them and then assign him to go undercover with a gang of terrorists and prevent them from killing the U.S. President. But the spy isn't in long before he realizes that ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, undercover, terrorism, ira, chases and races, deadly, golden years, espionage, assassination, downfall, danger, working undercover ...
Time: 90s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Agent provocateur (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In 1994 South Korea, a female North Korean spy integrates herself as a housekeeper for U.S. military officer to steal classified documents, but soon worries about her cover when she falls for the teenage son of the officer.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: espionage, nudity (full frontal - brief), spy, betrayal, rivalry, undercover, government agency, coming of age, dishonesty, sexual content, state affairs, romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, korea, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 4.8
 469
Raven (1996)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Martin Grant has been hiding for years to escape his past as a ruthless mercenary in the elite force Raven Team. He's recently been engaged and are trying to forget the nightmares of murder and betrayal. Martin was convinced, that he could ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, deadly, government agency, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes, obsessive quest, heroes, adventure, dishonesty, working undercover, espionage, lone wolves ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Avalanche Express (1979)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Ireland, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: CIA agent Harry Wargrave is sent to aid Gen. Marenkov, a senior Russian official, who is defecting to the west. Wargrave decides they should travel to safety on a train across Europe, the "Atlantic Express". During the journey they must ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: catastrophe, train, bio weapon, secret agents, espionage, cia, avalanche, kgb, dishonesty, assassination, escapades, chases and races ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, moscow russia, zurich switzerland, milan italy, alps ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The November Man (2014)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An ex- CIA operative is brought back in on a very personal mission and finds himself pitted against his former pupil in a deadly game involving high level CIA officials and the Russian president-elect.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, secret agents, espionage, undercover, danger, save the day, heroes, conspiracy, spy, law enforcement, dishonesty, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: switzerland, montenegro, usa, chechnya, moscow russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Detonator (2006)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Romania
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Sonni Griffith, a top US Secret Agent must protect a witness as he crosses Europe.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: deadly, terrorism, woman in danger, special agents, adventure, on the run, undercover, save the day, gang, survival, rivalry, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Wilby Conspiracy (1975)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Having spent 10 years in prison for nationalist activities, Shack Twala is finally ordered released by the South African Supreme Court but he finds himself almost immediately on the run after a run-in with the police. Assisted by his lawyer Rina Van ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: racism, chase, on the run, betrayal, dishonesty, danger, politics, against the rules, state affairs, injustice, hiding place, crimes ...
Time: 70s
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
A Lonely Place for Dying (2009)
Genre: Action, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In 1972, the conflict in Vietnam continues. The creeping threat of communism grips the nation in fear. In an abandoned prison on the US/Mexican border, KGB mole Nikolai Dzerzhinsky waits for his contact from the Washington Post. He holds explosive ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, student film
Plot: espionage, kgb, confined, danger, law enforcement, track down, escapades, chase, undercover, cold war, politics, vietnam war ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: vietnam, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Funeral in Berlin (1966)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Colonel Stok, a Soviet intelligence officer responsible for security at the Berlin Wall, appears to want to defect but the evidence is contradictory. Stok wants the British to handle his defection and asks for one of their agents, Harry Palmer, to ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, psychotronic, complex ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cold war, espionage, spy, berlin wall, chase, betrayal, special agents, manhunt, danger, secret agents, crimes, government agency ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: berlin germany, east germany, germany, europe, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 4.3
 271
The Operative (2000)
Genre: Action
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Caught behind the Iron Curtain at the close of the Cold War, CIA agent Alec Carville (Brian Bosworth) has spent 11 years held captive by the KGB in a mental institute. But he's finally offered a shot at freedom by an old nemesis -- if he steals ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: working undercover, special agents, undercover, hidden identity, government agency, starting over, uninhibited rivalry, espionage, dishonesty, rivalry, cons and scams, secret agents ...
Time: 90s
Place: russia, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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