Movies like The Day of the Dolphin

If you like "The Day of the Dolphin" you are looking for suspenseful, semi serious and melancholic movies about / with assassination attempt, assassination, undercover, dolphins, conspiracy, espionage and adventure themes of Drama, Sci-Fi and Thriller genre shot in USA.
Find your next favorite and similar movies in two steps: 1. Identify all themes of interest from this film (block below). 2. Look for them in the presented list.
The Day of the Dolphin (1973)
 6.1
 3K
The Day of the Dolphin (1973)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Dr Jake Terrell, who has been training a pair of dolphins for many years, has had a breakthrough. He has taught his dolphins to speak and understand English, although they do have a limited vocabulary. When the dolphins are stolen, he discovers they're to be used in an assassination attempt. Now he is in a race to discover who is the target, and where the dolphins are, before the attempt is carried out.
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, melancholic, sexy, unusual plot structure, enigmatic, bad ending, twists and turns, humorous, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination attempt, assassination, undercover, dolphins, conspiracy, espionage, adventure, crimes, heroes, misfit, kidnapping, inventions and discoveries, terrorism, secret agents, political intrigue, anti hero, rebellion, on the run, against the rules, political conspiracy, danger, heroic mission, chases and races, animal life, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s, 20th century

Most similar movies to The Day of the Dolphin

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and exciting films with plots about chases and races, undercover, danger, dishonesty, state affairs, crimes and heroes mostly in Thriller, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like The Day of the Dolphin: Enigma (1982), The Domino Killings (1977), Seven Days in May (1964), The Enemy Within (1994), Days of Terror (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 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, politics, danger, dishonesty, journalism, rivalry, government agency ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: germany, east germany, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Domino Killings (1977)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Tucker is a chronic underachiever and a loser. A Vietnam war veteran who just can't seem to keep out of trouble, in the years since his discharge. The only thing he got out of the war was his skill with a rifle. Now, serving a long stretch in ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: conspiracy, assassination, prison, vietnam veteran, heroes, state affairs, protagonist as suspect, undercover, confined, deadly, chases and races, crimes ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, spain, vietnam, asia, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
Seven Days in May (1964)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A U.S. Army general alerts the president of a planned military coup against him.
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, suspense, intense ...
Plot: cold war, conspiracy, u.s. air force, nuclear, politics, secret service, revolution, white house, betrayal, terrorism, espionage, military ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, future, 70s
Place: pentagon, russia, texas, latin america, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
The Enemy Within (1994)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Colonel Casey discovers what appears to be plans by General Lloyd to use fake military excercises to assist Jack Giddings in his plans to remove President Foster from office. Colonel Casey, and President Foster must find evidence that there is a ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: conspiracy, manhunt, undercover, government agency, race against time, betrayal, state affairs, political corruption, fighting the system, military, dishonesty, special agents ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Movie in collections
 4.0
 430
Days of Terror (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In the midst of a personal crisis, junior senator Maggie Davidson (Holly) ascertains that she's the subject of a terrorist plot.
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: political conspiracy, save the day, politics, undercover, danger, crimes, terrorism, state affairs, dishonesty, rivalry, murder, assassination ...
Time: contemporary
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 2.6
 341
Firehead (1991)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When a Russian cyborg with telekinetic powers terrorizes a city, an elite government agency intervenes. Col. Vaughn convinces "regular guy" chemist, Warren Hart, to team up with a beautiful blonde agent to capture the menace. But Warren ...
Style: serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyborgs, chase, adventure, supernatural ability, good versus evil, on the run, state affairs, dishonesty, government agency, espionage, crimes, supernatural ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 4.4
 547
Counterstrike (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A Secret Service agent and his brother, a reckless ATF agent, try to stop a group of extreme right-wing U.S. military mercenaries, led by a fanatic Taiwanese vixen, who hijack the Queen Mary 2 ocean liner with the U.S. and Chinese presidents on ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, hostage, rescue, daring rescue, adventure, undercover, race against time, danger, save the day, rivalry, confined, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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 ⇓
54%
Movie in collections
Twilight's Last Gleaming (1977)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, West Germany
Duration: 146 min.
Story: A renegade USAF general, Lawrence Dell, escapes from a military prison and takes over an ICBM silo near Montana and threatens to provoke World War 3 unless the President reveals details of a secret meeting held just after the start of the Vietnam ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, assassination, hostage, general, vengeance, terrorism, psychopath, administration, race against time, undercover, politics, chases and races ...
Place: montana, vietnam, asia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Assassination (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Jay Killon is the bodyguard of the recently elected US president, but he is assigned to the first lady (Lara Royce). Lara hates Killon so she does all she can to escape. The story complicates when someone tries to kill Lara.
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, suspenseful, cult film ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: assassination, terrorism, secret agents, heroes, bodyguard, survival, terminal illness, politics, deadly, crimes, espionage, chases and races ...
Time: 80s
Place: wyoming, washington d.c., ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.5
 1K
Dirty War (2004)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After years of meticulous planning, a terrorist operation is reaching its final stages. The authorities have received no intelligence; they are in a race against time but don't yet know it. As the operation unfolds, we see the working lives of ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: firefighter, save the day, secret agents, terrorism, undercover, crimes, danger, radical, political conspiracy, working undercover, special agents, race against time ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Parallax View (1974)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An ambitious reporter, investigating a senator's assassination, realizes witnesses to the shooting are systematically dying and discovers a multi-million dollar corporation which serves as a front for the recruitment of political assassins.
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, psychological, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: politics, political conspiracy, senator, investigation, corruption, murder, assassination, political corruption, undercover, reporter, political intrigue, state affairs ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: seattle, los angeles, usa, united states, seattle washington ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 4.6
 171
The Zone (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Former Gulf War hero Rowdy Welles is framed for murder by unscrupulous CIA boss Dick Althorp. As his price of freedom, Welles is ordered to undertake a deadly mission to destroy a nuclear processing plant in a foreign nation, owned by dangerous ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, deadly, confined, crimes, danger, espionage, dishonesty, adventure, rivalry, manhunt, undercover, conspiracy ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 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 ⇓
46%
The Groundstar Conspiracy (1972)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A break-in and sabotage attempt occurs at a top secret research institute and the culprit is cornered and captured. The problem is that he's been badly injured and claims to have lost his memory entirely. A cat-and-mouse game ensues between ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, mind bending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: conspiracy, torture, explosion, sabotage, heroes, espionage, undercover, race against time, deadly, escapades, assassination, law enforcement ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.4
 2K
Timebomb (1991)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When someone tries to murder watchmaker Eddy Kay, the incident triggers a barrage of nightmares and flashbacks into a past that isn't his own. Fearing for his sanity, Eddy contacts psychiatrist Dr. Anna Nolmar for help. Anna thinks he's ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: on the run, murder, undercover, deadly, stalking, crime, dishonesty, danger, chases and races, crimes, espionage, terminator ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, vietnam, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.0
 668
Contagion (2002)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the 21st Century, terrorists have developed a new way to strike: disease. Not only have they created a deadly Level Four Ebola virus, their first victim is the President of the United States. The virus is particularly contagious and is spreading. ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: save the day, survival, terrorism, state affairs, bio weapon, plague, deadly, undercover, race against time, danger, chaos, antidote ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Eavesdropper (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Fifteen deaf patients took part in an experimental clinical trail aimed at hearing restoration. Within days, fourteen of the fifteen participants in the trial become violently psychotic, ultimately taking their lives to stop violent side effects ...
Style: serious, experimental, exciting, bleak, rough ...
Plot: crimes, psychopath, disorder, experiment gone awry, rivalry, state affairs, mind game, hidden identity, mad scientist, mute or deaf, danger, undercover ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Movie in collections
 5.2
 114
Able Danger (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Tom Flynn, the idealist owner of a left-leaning radical café/bookstore and the quixotic publisher of a hard hitting 911 conspiracy expose, finds himself entangled with a mysterious Eastern European beauty, Kasia, who is on the run from strong hand ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: neo noir, fighting the system, investigation, uncover truth, crimes, danger, rebellion, life is a bitch, government agency, dishonesty, society, assassination ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
To Commit a Murder (1967)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: France, West Germany, Italy
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A writer gets wrapped up in espionage.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: espionage, kidnapping, spy, undercover, chases and races, heroes, fall in love, graphic violence, state affairs, danger, rescue, dishonesty ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.0
 492
Hennessy (1975)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Set in the Seventies, Hennessy is a Irishman who believes in peace, but who has had connections to the IRA. Hennessy's family is killed, and he plots revenge, setting out to assassinate Queen Elizabeth of England.
Style: rough, bleak, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, terrorism, revenge, war hero, fugitives, rivalry, confined, assassination, politics, state affairs, journalism, soldier ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: london, ireland, england, europe, belfast
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.0
 2K
Safe House (1998)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A psychological thriller; Mace Sowell, an ex-intelligence operative and whose past government activities catches up with him, faces his own mortality, in the shape of the onset of Alzheimer's disease. Holding the electronic key to secret ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, exciting, mind bending, serious ...
Plot: conspiracy, alzheimer's disease, conspiracy theory, deadly, mystery, assassination attempt, chases and races, fighting the system, state affairs, espionage, uncover truth, political conspiracy ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Escape to Nowhere (1973)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Who is Anton Haliakov, who has just been abducted by the M.I.5 in London? A Soviet scientist apparently. But sixteen years before the man had another identity, Clément Tibère, and another nationality, French. So what led him to become Russian and ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kgb, espionage, frame up, political intrigue, hospital, cons and scams, chases and races, state affairs, dishonesty, escapades, manhunt, rebellion ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: london, russia, england, alps, geneva switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 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, kgb, secret agents, politics, state affairs, undercover, government agency, spy, surveillance, cold war, nato ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1962
Place: cuba, paris france, new york, copenhagen, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 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 ⇓
37%
 4.4
 737
Killer Wave (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 175 min.
Story: Suddenly the US east coast is hit by a type of natural disaster formerly reserved, except after a major earthquake, for the Pacific and Indian ocean rims: tidal waves of the destructive tsunami type. Scientist and fiction author John McAdams attends ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, serious, captivating, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the run, undercover, danger, rescue, save the day, forces of nature, race against time, investigation, adventure, save the world, catastrophe, conspiracy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Executioner (1970)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A British intelligence agent must track down a fellow spy suspected of being a double agent.
Style: rough, suspenseful, talky, exciting, serious ...
Plot: espionage, spy, adventure, dishonesty, secret agents, chases and races, betrayal, graphic violence, political corruption, working undercover, government agency, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: england, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, espionage, secret agents, terrorism, conspiracy, sniper, surveillance, political conspiracy, undercover, murder, race against time, wall street ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, september 11 2001, 2010s ...
Place: russia, london, manhattan new york city, big ben london, pennsylvania ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.7
 47K
Chain Reaction (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Two researchers in a green alternative energy project are put on the run when they are framed for murder and treason.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: conspiracy, frame up, on the run, protagonist as suspect, uncover truth, crimes, witnessing a crime, chase, fbi, laboratory, secrets, conspiracy theory ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, chicago illinois, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 ⇓
36%