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, bio weapon, political conspiracy, danger, state affairs, betrayal, working undercover, political corruption, dishonesty, rivalry, undercover, save the day, conspiracy, train, russian mafia, heroes, deadly virus, car chase, chases and races, airplane, spy, money ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: russia, asia, korea, europe, st. petersburg russia, beijing china

Most similar movies to Bullet to Beijing

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and exciting films with plots about dishonesty, rivalry, undercover, state affairs, chases and races, heroes and danger 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), The Fourth Protocol (1987), Armstrong (1998). 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: private detective, crimes, heroes, state affairs, secret agents, kidnapping, woman in danger, danger, save the day, chases and races, kgb, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, kgb, cold war, chases and races, secret agents, crimes, heroes, state affairs, dishonesty, deadly, uncover truth, working undercover ...
Time: 80s
Place: russia, england, europe, 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: serious, suspenseful, exciting, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: political conspiracy, politics, on the run, political corruption, assassination, betrayal, crimes, witnessing a crime, assassination attempt, intrigue, state affairs, legal investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: espionage, politics, chase, betrayal, undercover, race against time, kgb, military base, danger, political intrigue, secret agents, rivalry ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: russia, england, europe, glasgow scotland, big ben london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 4.0
 379
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, chase, heroes, gangsters, secret agents, chases and races, espionage, one man army, hijacking, investigation, terrorism, political conspiracy ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.8
 821
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: politics, espionage, terrorism, race against time, uncover truth, special agents, chases and races, secret agents, heroes, government agency, fighting the system, danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: exciting, suspenseful, tense, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, gang, danger, race against time, politics, inventions and discoveries, political intrigue, government agency, law enforcement, deadly, political conspiracy, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, china, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 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: serious, rough, realistic, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: false accusation, hitman, assassination, espionage, betrayal, undercover, rivalry, danger, intrigue, on the run, frame up, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, north korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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, race against time, danger, dishonesty, politics ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: england, albania, london, europe, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, cerebral, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cold war, espionage, spy, berlin wall, chase, betrayal, chases and races, escapades, master villain, heroes, state affairs, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: east germany, germany, europe, england, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.3
 3K
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: serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination, martial arts, on the run, murder, betrayal, manhunt, frame up, rivalry, undercover, danger, dishonesty, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.1
 3K
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, realistic, serious, rough, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, martial arts, espionage, cia, tough heroes, one man army, terrorism, confined, adventure, heroes, hostages, undercover ...
Time: contemporary
Place: romania, europe, bucharest
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.1
 290
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, rough, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, terrorism, martial arts, chases and races, hijacking, race against time, danger, deadly, law enforcement, save the day, crimes, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, dishonesty, political conspiracy, false accusation, state affairs, one man army, rivalry, fighting the system, confined, wrongfully committed, crime, heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The MacKintosh Man (1973)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A member of British Intelligence assumes a fictitious criminal identity and allows himself to be caught, imprisoned, and freed in order to infiltrate a spy organization and expose a traitor.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, tense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, espionage, car chase, spy, betrayal, on the run, working undercover, rivalry, danger, crimes, secret agents, undercover ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: ireland, russia, london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.2
 172
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, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, undercover, ira, terrorism, heroes, crimes, golden years, state affairs, deadly, downfall, chases and races, working undercover ...
Time: 90s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, espionage, cia, avalanche, kgb, dishonesty, escapades, chases and races, forces of nature, heroes, secret agents, tough heroes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, moscow russia, milan italy, zurich switzerland, alps ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.4
 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, exciting, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, terrorism, military, ambassador, terrorist plot, cia, reporter, spy, conspiracy, love triangle, special agents, state affairs ...
Time: 90s
Place: israel, middle east, tel aviv israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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The Black Windmill (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A British agent's son is kidnapped and held for a ransom of diamonds. The agent finds out that he can't even count on the people he thought were on his side to help him, so he decides to track down the kidnappers himself.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, murder, ransom, agent, spy, political corruption, deadly, amateur detective, undercover, betrayal, missing person, political intrigue ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, scotland yard, paris france, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Agent provocateur (1998)
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, spy, romance, fall in love, betrayal, coming of age, moral dilemma, government agency, political conspiracy, dishonesty, disability, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: korea, asia, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.2
 470
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, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, dishonesty, government agency, deadly, law enforcement, heroes, crimes, secret agents, working undercover, special agents, state affairs, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary
Place: hungary, europe, austria, ukraine
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, realistic, suspenseful, exciting, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: racism, chase, on the run, state affairs, against the rules, dishonesty, injustice, betrayal, politics, danger, hiding place, political corruption ...
Time: 70s
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 4.7
 405
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: serious, exciting, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, working undercover, chases and races, lone wolves, criminal's revenge, crimes, criminal heroes, heroes, adventure, obsessive quest, espionage, murder ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, assassination, terrorism, danger, political corruption, political conspiracy, state affairs, political intrigue, deadly, dishonesty, military, race against time ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 4.1
 358
The Inside Man (1984)
Genre: Mystery, Action, Thriller
Country: Sweden, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In 1981, after the successful test of a submarine tracker device developed by the Swedish scientist Paul Mandell and sponsored by the US government through his representative Miller, his industry is totally burned and the laser device is stolen. ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, exciting, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, espionage, secret agents, state affairs, working undercover, crimes, heroes, superhuman powers, dangerous animal, special agents, criminal heroes, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
Place: sweden, stockholm sweden
⇓ 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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: deadly, government agency, save the day, master villain, adventure, escapades, secret agents, chases and races, special agents, working undercover, crimes, heroes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Diplomatic Siege (1999)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Steve Mitchell is clandestinely sent to the US embassy in Bucharest, Romania to disarm a nuclear bomb that has secretly remained in the building since the end of the Cold War, little does he know that other problems will soon erupt. He must ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, heroic mission, crimes, hostages, save the day, race against time, danger, politics, rescue, heroes, state affairs, special agents ...
Time: 90s
Place: romania, europe, bucharest
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.2
 1K
Blue Ice (1992)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An ex-British spy (Michael Caine) helps a U.S. diplomat's wife (Sean Young) and blows the lid off a deadly government cover-up.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, murder, british, conspiracy, spy, rivalry, friendship, deadly, dishonesty, undercover, infidelity, vengeance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: tower bridge london, big ben london
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 4.7
 565
Freefall (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, South Africa
Duration: 96 min.
Story: New York publisher Dex Dellum sends his fiancée and star photographer Katy Mazur to Swaziland to shoot the taita falcon. There she meets 'highman' (altitude stuntman) Grant Orion, who practices skydiving. After an initial clash, they ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: infidelity, martial arts, adventure, crimes, undercover, government agency, political conspiracy, political intrigue, espionage, rivalry, fighting crime, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 4.2
 264
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, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: working undercover, cons and scams, secret agents, special agents, government agency, dishonesty, hidden identity, uninhibited rivalry, espionage, undercover, starting over, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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