Movies like The Chairman

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The Chairman (1969)
 5.6
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The Chairman (1969)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An American scientist is sent to Red China to steal the formula for a newly developed agricultural enzyme. What he is not told by his bosses is that a micro-sized bomb has been planted in his brain so that should the mission ever look likely to fail, he can be eliminated at the push of a button!
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, surprise ending, suspense, microfilm
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, politics, undercover, race against time, spy, cold war, countdown, riddles and clues, secret agents, political intrigue, working undercover, danger, chases and races, dishonesty, escapades, state affairs, government agency, horse, airplane, mountain, casino, border guard, revolution, bodyguard, scientist ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: china, russia, usa, asia, soviet union, london, hong kong ...

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Most similar movies to The Chairman

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and suspense films with plots about danger, undercover, espionage, secret agents, murder, chases and races and chase mostly in Thriller, Action and Drama genres. Some movies like The Chairman: Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014), MI-5 (2015), The Looking Glass War (1970), Topaz (1969), Scorpio (1973). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Russia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Jack Ryan, as a young covert CIA analyst, uncovers a Russian plot to crash the U.S. economy with a terrorist attack.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, conspiracy, espionage, terrorism, secret agents, sniper, surveillance, undercover, murder, race against time, wall street, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2013, september 11 2001, 2000s ...
Place: russia, london, afghanistan, big ben london, moscow russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.2
 21K
MI-5 (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: During a handover to the head of counter-terrorism of MI5, Harry Pearce, a terrorist escapes custody. When Harry disappears soon after, his protégé is tasked with finding out what happened as an impending attack on London looms, and eventually ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, terrorist, secret agents, conspiracy, undercover, disobeying orders, one man army, corruption, race against time, explosive, innocent person killed, police ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england, london, moscow russia, big ben london, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
The Looking Glass War (1970)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: From the John le Carre novel about a British spy who sends a Polish defector to East Germany to verify missile sites.
Style: talky, suspenseful, serious, clever, bleak ...
Plot: espionage, secret agents, spy, on the run, weapon system, undercover, chases and races, heroes, cons and scams, iron curtain, dishonesty, government agency ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: east germany, germany, england, london, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 6.3
 16K
Topaz (1969)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: A French intelligence agent becomes embroiled in the Cold War politics first with uncovering the events leading up to the 1962 Cuban Missle Crisis, and then back to France to break up an international Russian spy ring.
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, psychological, enigmatic ...
Plot: espionage, betrayal, secret agents, kgb, politics, state affairs, government agency, undercover, spy, surveillance, cold war, nato ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1962
Place: cuba, paris france, new york, france, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Movie in collections
 6.4
 4K
Scorpio (1973)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Cross is an old hand at the CIA, in charge of assassinating high-ranking foreign personalities who are an obstacle to the policies of the USA. He often teams up with Frenchman Jean Laurier, alias "Scorpio", a gifted free-lance operative. ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, cult film, tragic ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kgb, on the run, betrayal, double agent, heroes, secret agents, assassination attempt, intrigue, espionage, cia, cold war, hitman ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., langley virginia, europe, berlin germany, vienna
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 5.8
 249
Danger Route (1967)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Jonas Wilde, a British secret agent licensed to kill, wants to resign from his murderous work, but his superiors pressure him into taking on a new assignment-the assassination of a defecting Soviet scientist. In the course of the dangerous mission, ...
Style: eurospy, realistic, serious, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: espionage, adventure, working undercover, escapades, chases and races, state affairs, heroes, special agents, secret agents, mind game, undercover, assassination ...
Time: 60s
Place: russia, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 3.8
 493
Black Thunder (1998)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When the top secret prototype of the Nova Stealth fighter has been stolen, the Pentagon launches big alarm; the plane shouldn't come into hostile hands...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, airplane, pilot, danger, save the day, undercover, rivalry, escapades, secret mission, aviation, one man army, terrorism ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: libya
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Aurora: Operation Intercept (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: There have been two mysterious plane crashes in only 48 hours. The aircraft suddenly lose control and crash, killing everyone aboard. A woman of Russian descent, Francesca Zaborszin, the daughter of a slain Federal investigator, claims ...
Style: futuristic, serious, rough, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: hostage, airplane, terrorism, race against time, law enforcement, catastrophe, tough heroes, danger, one man army, espionage, vengeance, undercover ...
Time: 90s
Place: pentagon, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Movie in collections
 5.7
 2K
Skyjacked (1972)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A crazed Vietnam vet bomber hijacks a Boeing 707 in this disaster film filled with the usual early '70s stereotypes, and demands to be taken to Russia.
Style: disaster movie, serious, rough, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: catastrophe, hijacking, airplane, stewardess, danger, military, hostage, abduction, airplane hijack, save the day, escapades, forces of nature ...
Time: 70s
Place: vietnam, russia, asia, moscow russia, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 7.1
 208K
Body of Lies (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The CIA’s hunt is on for the mastermind of a wave of terrorist attacks. Roger Ferris is the agency’s man on the ground, moving from place to place, scrambling to stay ahead of ever-shifting events. An eye in the sky – a satellite link – ...
Style: serious, tense, realistic, clever, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, spy, cia, espionage, government agency, intelligence agency, danger, off the grid, torture, bomb, beating, secret agents ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, jordan, dubai, manchester england, manchester ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.8
 659
The Defector (1966)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Professor Bower, an American physicist, is effectively blackmailed by a shady CIA agent named Adams to help the CIA obtain secret microfilm from a defecting Russian scientist. The reluctant Bower travels to East Germany undercover as an antiques ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, culture clash, danger, chases and races, secret agents, state affairs, undercover, dishonesty, government agency, political conspiracy, political intrigue, kgb ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: germany, europe, east berlin, german democratic republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.0
 5K
Shining Moon (1975)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Mike Locken is one of the principle members of a group of freelance spies. A significant portion of their work is for the C.I.A. and while on a case for them one of his friends turns on him and shoots him in the elbow and knee. His assignment, to ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, hitman, cia, chase, vengeance, danger, manhunt, deadly, government agency, secret agents, state affairs, conspiracy ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.4
 8K
The Package (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Experienced Green Beret sergeant Johnny Gallagher is escorting a prisoner, Airborne Ranger Thomas Boyette, back to the US, but Boyette escapes and Gallagher must risk life and limb to catch him.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, military, investigation, soldier, airport, assassination attempt, sergeant, prisoner, politics, conspiracy, state affairs, government agency ...
Time: 80s
Place: germany, europe, chicago illinois, russia, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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, danger, politics, dishonesty, race against time, rivalry ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: england, london, albania, europe, scotland yard ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Detonator II: Night Watch (1995)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Croatia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: UN agents Mike Graham and Sabrina Carver are sent by their director Nick Caldwell to investigate the theft of Rembrandt's painting, "The Night Watch". The trail takes them from Amsterdam to Hong Kong and involves them in not only art ...
Style: serious, suspense, exciting, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: art theft, forgery, investigation, espionage, undercover, partners, adventure, crimes, escapades, danger, heist, painting ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: hong kong, amsterdam, europe, asia, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.0
 1K
Enigma (1982)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Five highly-trained KGB agents are sent to the west to assassinate several Soviet dissidents. In order to stop the diabolical plot, an American agent must infiltrate Soviet intelligence and obtain information from a Russian computer.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, intense, exciting ...
Plot: kgb, iron curtain, espionage, undercover, assassination, cold war, cia, politics, dishonesty, danger, government agency, race against time ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: germany, east germany, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bio weapon, secret agents, espionage, catastrophe, train, kgb, cia, avalanche, rivalry, deadly, dishonesty, assassination ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, moscow russia, zurich switzerland, milan italy, central europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.5
 6K
Arabesque (1966)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Story of international intrigue involving a university professor, an Arab prime minister, a ruthless businessman, a beautiful spy, and hieroglyphics.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, talky, twists and turns ...
Plot: espionage, murder, gangsters, spy, political intrigue, professor, investigation, dishonesty, intrigue, danger, politics, justice ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 70s
Place: england, london, europe, oxford university, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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, undercover, race against time, secret agents, military base, danger, political intrigue, conspiracy ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: russia, england, europe, london, big ben london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 4.8
 4K
Stratton (2017)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A British Special Boat Service commando tracks down an international terrorist cell.
Style: suspense, tense, captivating, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: terrorist, british, commando, terrorist plot, investigation, swat team, rescue, military, laboratory, explosion, evacuation, gunfight ...
Time: 2010s
Place: rome italy, london, big ben london, iran, ukraine
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Company Business (1991)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An aging agent is called back by "the Company" to run a hostage trade of a Soviet spy for an American agent.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, sinister, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: danger, chase, assassination attempt, kgb, mole, betrayal, prison, politics, secret agents, political conspiracy, race against time, espionage ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: france, germany, paris france, europe, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Point Men (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: UK, France, Luxembourg
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Some time after their botched operation to capture a known Palestinian terrorist, a team of Israeli agents starts to get killed off one by one. Their leader must get to the bottom of things before the killer(s) plan is complete.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, race against time, espionage, secret agents, assassination, undercover, assassination attempt, vengeance, crimes, save the day, working undercover, heroic mission ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: palestine, middle east, israel, zurich switzerland, tel aviv israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Avenging Force (1986)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Martial arts expert Matt Hunter was one of the most promising operatives in Army intelligence until his parents were killed by terrorists, and he retired to the family's farm in Louisiana to take care of his 12-year-old sister Sara and their ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, manhunt, survival, rescue, one man army, kidnapping, tough heroes, adventure, save the day, race against time, vengeance, danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: louisiana, usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Movie in collections
 5.7
 3K
Live Wire (1992)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Danny O'Neill is a bomb disposal expert assigned to a case where terrorists have developed an "invisible" liquid explosive which is activated within the human body.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, assassination, explosive, senator, investigation, crimes, undercover, danger, special agents, government agency, police detective, politics ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 3.4
 1K
Captured (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Matt Hendricks (Dolph Lundgren) is the US Navy's top Marine Special Operations Commander and is facing his toughest challenge yet - Escorting the deadliest viral weapon on the planet back to a safe Storage Faciliy.
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, special agents, terrorism, working undercover, race against time, save the day, state affairs, military, frame up, government agency, danger, russian ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, russia, washington d.c., pentagon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Clear and Present Danger (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 141 min.
Story: CIA Analyst Jack Ryan is drawn into an illegal war fought by the US government against a Colombian drug cartel.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, sniper, conspiracy, cia, espionage, mercenary, ambush, politics, president, assassination, secret agents, rescue ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: colombia, usa, washington d.c., langley virginia, panama ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.6
 277K
Bridge of Spies (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Germany, India, USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: During the Cold War, the Soviet Union captures U.S. pilot Francis Gary Powers after shooting down his U-2 spy plane. Sentenced to 10 years in prison, Powers' only hope is New York lawyer James Donovan, recruited by a CIA operative to negotiate ...
Style: realistic, suspense, serious, tricky, intense ...
Plot: espionage, cold war, cia, spy, lawyer, pilot, rescue, legal, danger, justice, mission, undercover ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, year 1960, 1960s ...
Place: soviet union, usa, europe, berlin germany, east germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A deranged media mogul is staging international incidents to pit the world's superpowers against each other. Now 007 must take on this evil mastermind in an adrenaline-charged battle to end his reign of terror and prevent global pandemonium.
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, intense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: secret service, chase, espionage, spy, gadget, race against time, secret agents, undercover, world domination, 007, danger, heroic mission ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: china, hamburg germany, england, hong kong, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: secret agents, espionage, cia, undercover, save the day, danger, heroes, conspiracy, spy, dishonesty, law enforcement, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: switzerland, montenegro, usa, moscow russia, chechnya ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Final Option (1982)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Switzerland, UK
Duration: 125 min.
Story: When SAS Captain Peter Skellen is thrown out of the service for gross misconduct due to unnecessary violence and bullying, he is soon recruited by The People's Lobby, a fanatical group aiming to hold several US dignitaries hostage. But ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, undercover, hostage, terrorism, state affairs, adventure, isolation, anti war, hostages, working undercover, espionage, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, london, europe, big ben london
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%