Movies like The Chairman

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The Chairman (1969)
 5.6
 926
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, asia, usa, soviet union, hong kong, taiwan

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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 undercover, danger, chases and races, espionage, murder, spy and chase mostly in Thriller, Action and Drama genres. Some movies like The Chairman: Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014), Scorpio (1973), MI-5 (2015), Skyjacked (1972), Aurora: Operation Intercept (1995). 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, intense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, espionage, secret agents, terrorism, conspiracy, sniper, surveillance, undercover, murder, race against time, dishonesty, corruption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2003, 2000s, 2010s ...
Place: russia, moscow russia, manhattan new york city, pennsylvania, big ben london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.4
 3K
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, suspenseful, serious, surprise ending, tragic ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kgb, on the run, intrigue, betrayal, double agent, assassination attempt, espionage, cold war, cia, government agency, death wish, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: washington d.c., langley virginia, europe, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.2
 19K
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: realistic, suspenseful, twists and turns, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, race against time, undercover, kidnapping, conspiracy, innocent person killed, disobeying orders, sabotage, corruption, escape, massacre, police ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england, london, berlin germany, big ben london, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 5.6
 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: realistic, serious, rough, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane, hijacking, stewardess, danger, military, forces of nature, adventure, heroes, save the day, confined, crimes, hostages ...
Time: 70s
Place: vietnam, asia, russia, soviet union, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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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: exciting, suspenseful, futuristic, serious, rough ...
Plot: airplane, terrorism, race against time, law enforcement, daring rescue, hostages, chases and races, undercover, rivalry, danger, tough heroes, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: washington d.c., pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 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, serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, hitman, cia, chase, vengeance, danger, deadly, government agency, secret agents, state affairs, manhunt, conspiracy ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 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, assassination attempt, airport, sergeant, prisoner, politics, state affairs, government agency, nato ...
Time: 80s
Place: germany, europe, russia, soviet union, west germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.8
 606
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, exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, chases and races, state affairs, kgb, undercover, secret agents, escapades, hitman, military, danger, culture clash, race against time ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, germany, german democratic republic, east berlin
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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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: clever, serious, bleak, talky, suspenseful ...
Plot: espionage, spy, heroes, secret agents, cons and scams, chases and races, working undercover, love and romance, state affairs, danger, on the run, dishonesty ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: east germany, germany, england, berlin germany, german democratic republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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, realistic, serious, suspense, sinister ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: danger, betrayal, race against time, political conspiracy, assassination attempt, on the run, chase, mole, kgb, espionage, politics, prison ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: france, europe, germany, russia, east berlin east germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 3.3
 988
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: special agents, submarine, terrorism, working undercover, race against time, state affairs, save the day, military, government agency, danger, frame up, russian ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, russia, new york, moscow russia, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.1
 201K
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, track down, torture, bomb, beating ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, jordan, dubai, manchester england, syria ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.3
 15K
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, kgb, cia, politics, undercover, state affairs, secret agents, government agency, spy, surveillance, cold war ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1962, 1960s
Place: cuba, new york, france, usa, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.6
 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: realistic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, assassination, explosive, senator, investigation, danger, crimes, undercover, special agents, politics, police detective, government agency ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.9
 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, dishonesty, politics, danger, government agency, political intrigue ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: germany, east germany, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 3.9
 474
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: suspenseful, exciting, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane, military, one man army, terrorism, race against time, pilot, on the run, save the day, heroic mission, confined, escapades, secret agents ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: libya
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, rescue, kidnapping, one man army, terrorism, adventure, manhunt, tough heroes, deadly, race against time, danger, save the day ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, realistic, suspenseful, tense, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: race against time, terrorism, espionage, assassination, undercover, assassination attempt, vengeance, crimes, working undercover, save the day, secret agents, heroic mission ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: israel, palestine, middle east, zurich switzerland, tel aviv israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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: forgery, investigation, art theft, undercover, espionage, partners, crimes, adventure, escapades, danger, heist, painting ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: hong kong, asia, europe, amsterdam
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, race against time, undercover, military base, kgb, political intrigue, danger, secret agents, rivalry ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: russia, england, europe, big ben london, glasgow scotland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.8
 222
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: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious
Plot: espionage, ship, hidden identity, one last case, fellow agent, undercover, rivalry, working undercover, state affairs, political conspiracy, dishonesty, political intrigue ...
Time: 60s
Place: russia, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: suspenseful, serious, suspense, intense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret service, chase, espionage, spy, race against time, gadget, world domination, undercover, 007, secret agents, danger, top secret ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: battleship, china, hamburg germany, england, hong kong ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, politics, dishonesty ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: england, albania, london, europe, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, espionage, kgb, cia, avalanche, chases and races, escapades, heroes, secret agents, tough heroes, danger, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, moscow russia, alps, central europe, zurich switzerland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.6
 267K
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, intense, suspenseful ...
Plot: espionage, cold war, cia, spy, lawyer, pilot, rescue, danger, justice, mission, undercover, secret agent ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1950s, 1960s, year 1957 ...
Place: usa, soviet union, europe, east germany, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, cia, mercenary, conspiracy, sniper, politics, president, espionage, assassination, rescue, violence, drug cartel ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: colombia, usa, panama, latin america, venezuela ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 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, witty ...
Plot: espionage, murder, spy, political intrigue, professor, gangsters, investigation, danger, intrigue, politics, dishonesty, justice ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: england, london, europe, oxford university, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.0
 4K
Target (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A Texan with a secret past (Gene Hackman) searches Europe with his son (Matt Dillon) after the KGB kidnaps his wife (Gayle Hunnicutt).
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, chase, missing person, father son relationship, rescue, espionage, parents and children, daring rescue, secret agents, crimes, danger, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, france, usa, texas, hamburg germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, cynical
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kgb, intrigue, danger, espionage, secret agents, state affairs, political conspiracy, bio weapon, working undercover, save the day, political corruption, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: russia, korea, asia, europe, beijing china ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.1
 128K
Allied (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: In 1942, an intelligence officer in North Africa encounters a female French Resistance fighter on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. When they reunite in London, their relationship is tested by the pressures of war.
Style: suspense, emotional, intense, realistic, bilingual ...
Plot: spy, betrayal, resistance, french, love, investigation, rescue, undercover, femme fatale, military, moral dilemma, deception ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942
Place: france, north africa, morocco, london, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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