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The Deceivers (1988)
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The Deceivers (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, India
Duration: 102 min.
Story: India, 1825: the country lives in mortal fear of cult members known as the “Deceivers." They commit robbery and ritualistic murder. Appalled by their activities, an English military man, Captain William Savage, conceives a hazardous plot to stop them. In disguise, he plans to himself become a “Deceiver” and infiltrate their numbers. Ever present in Savage’s adventures is a sense of dread; he is in constant fear of betrayal and vengeance and also undergoes a disturbing psychological transformation as he experiences the cult’s blood lust firsthand.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating, suspense
Plot: murder, colonel, investigation, hindu, arrest, adventure, crimes, danger, dishonesty, secret society, battles, british, wedding, muslim, tiger, religions or cults, working undercover, curses spells and rituals, escapades, deadly, undercover, orchestral, revenge, sex, dancing ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s
Place: india, asia

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Most similar movies to The Deceivers

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and tense films with plots about murder, crimes, danger, deadly, dishonesty, investigation and vengeance mostly in Thriller, Drama and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Deceivers: The Ghost and the Darkness (1996), The Shadow in the North (2007), Shadow of the Wolf (1992), The Great Train Robbery (1978), The Hero: Love Story of a Spy (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Ghost and the Darkness (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Sir Robert Beaumont is behind schedule on a railroad in Africa. Enlisting noted engineer John Henry Patterson to right the ship, Beaumont expects results. Everything seems great until the crew discovers the mutilated corpse of the project's ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, scenic, tense ...
Plot: dangerous animal, adventure, danger, survival, jungle, obsessive quest, bridge, colonialism, lion, heroes, adventurer, culture clash ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: africa, kenya, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Shadow in the North (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When an elderly client loses a fortune on an investment, fearless Sally Lockhart will stop at nothing to rectify the situation — even if it means risking everything important to her in the process. As Sally sorts out the threads of the mystery — ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: murder, amateur sleuth, uncover truth, investigation, mystery, partners against crime, mind game, private detective, partners, friends, amateur detective, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, victorian, 1870s
Place: europe, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
Shadow of the Wolf (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In the 1930's, Agaguk lives his traditional Inuit life. But one day, there is a murder in the tribe and Agaguk becomes a suspect. Soon he becomes persecuted by Henderson, a mean mountie, and he must flee through the cold winter of Northen ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, tense, captivating
Plot: adventure, survival, village, wilderness, murder, danger, on the run, crimes, eskimo indian, righting the wronged, family life, village life ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
The Great Train Robbery (1978)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In Victorian England, a master criminal makes elaborate plans to steal a shipment of gold from a moving train.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Plot: heist, train robbery, safecracker, gold, train ride, master criminal, crimes, crime, perfect crime, unlikely criminals, dishonesty, partners ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, victorian, 1850s, victorian era ...
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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The Hero: Love Story of a Spy (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 160 min.
Story: Arun Khanna is a spy for the Indian government whose aid is enlisted to stop ISI Chief Ishak Khan. Khan is trying to build a nuclear bomb with which he can liberate Kashmir from the Indians. A battle of wits ensues. When Khan detonates a bomb at ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorist, undercover, secret mission, spy, one man army, undercover agent, adventure, daring rescue, tragic love, heroic mission, heroes, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pakistan, india, canada, kashmir, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 5.0
 187
Dead Cert (1974)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: As a surprise, two horse owners decide to ride their animals themselves in a steeplechase. But Bill Davidson's horse "Admiral" behaves weirdly, and falls hard after an obstacle. Bill dies from his injuries. His friend Alan York ...
Style: suspenseful, mind bending, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, horse, jockey, horse race, investigation, dishonesty, gambling, destiny, bookies, animal life, danger, mystery ...
Time: 70s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
The Statement (2003)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: Canada, France, UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The film is set in France in the 1990s, the French were defeated by the Germans early in World War II, an armistice was signed in 1940 which effectively split France into a German occupied part in the North and a semi-independent part in the south ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, intense, realistic ...
Plot: war criminal, investigation, politics, murder, on the run, fighting the system, state affairs, law enforcement, life is a bitch, danger, haunted by the past, deadly ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 1940s
Place: france, europe, vichy, paris france, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.1
 2K
Final Cut (1998)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A group of friends gather for a wake, and are shown a video shot by Jude (Jude Law) and starring them before he dies. Things go rapidly downhill.
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, suspense, cynical ...
Plot: murder, friends, crimes, dishonesty, infidelity, violence, investigation, greed, mother daughter relationship, love and romance, danger, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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A Show of Force (1990)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In this thriller, television reporter Kate Ryan de Meléndez investigates the death of two radical Puerto Rican activists, whom she begins to believe may have been framed and murdered by undercover American agents.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Plot: murder, investigation, undercover, mystery, police corruption, crimes, amateur detective, media, law enforcement, legal, journalism, uncover truth ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: puerto rico
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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 ⇓
78%
 6.8
 48K
The East (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: An operative for an elite private intelligence firm finds her priorities irrevocably changed after she is tasked with infiltrating an anarchist group known for executing covert attacks upon major corporations.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, suspense, intense ...
Plot: environmentalism, terrorism, ecological disaster, fighting the system, radical, undercover, environmental issues, danger, rebellion, poisoning, social activist, powerful corporation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
The Secret Agent (1996)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: London of the late 19th century is a haven for political exiles of all sorts - refugees, partisans, anarchists. Verloc has made his living spying for the Russian goverment, an agent provacateur of sorts, while simultaneously providing information to ...
Style: psychological, realistic, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Plot: espionage, terrorism, secret agents, bomb, police inspector, politics, undercover, state affairs, mentally challenged, dishonesty, crimes, danger ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1880s, 1930s, 18th century
Place: london, england, europe, scotland, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Annika Bengtzon: Crime Reporter (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The Swedish tabloid Kvällspressen has set their crime reporter, Annika Bengtzon, to monitor a complex murder case. The victim is a colleague and the only witness is a 15-year-old boy. Bengtzons inquiries may be an unexpected turn when the tracks ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, disturbing
Plot: murder, journalism, danger, dishonesty, deadly, investigation, crimes, crime, family relations, husband wife relationship, strong female presence, woman in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 6.7
 29K
Seraphim Falls (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The Civil War has ended, but Colonel Morsman Carver is on one final mission – to kill Gideon, no matter what it takes. Launched by a gunshot and propelled by rage, the relentless pursuit takes the two men through frigid snow-capped mountains and ...
Style: tense, atmospheric, rough, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: wilderness, vengeance, civil war, chase, on the run, union soldier, colonel, obsessive quest, crimes, danger, deadly, haunted by the past ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Beautiful & Twisted (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Following the murder of hotel heir Ben Novack Jr., police focus their investigation on his wife, Narcy.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, tense, suspense ...
Plot: murder, crimes, femme fatale, couples, danger, deadly, psychopath, husband wife relationship, crime, investigation, death, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 6.6
 1K
China Gate (1998)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, Western
Country: India
Duration: 175 min.
Story: After witnessing the brutal slaying of her Forest Officer father, Sunder Rajan, at the hands of dreaded dacoit Jageera, Sandhya goes to Colonel Krishnakant Puri and asks for his assistance in bringing an end to Jageera's rule in the Devdurg ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, captivating, exciting, realistic ...
Plot: mexican standoff, military, rivalry, danger, dishonesty, adventure, crimes, soldier, rescue, punjab, one last chance, in the woods ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Ireland, Switzerland
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Edmond Dantés's life and plans to marry the beautiful Mercedes are shattered when his best friend, Fernand, deceives him. After spending 13 miserable years in prison, Dantés escapes with the help of a fellow inmate and plots his revenge, ...
Style: exciting, twists and turns, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: betrayal, false accusation, treasure, vengeance, prison, sword fight, adventure, mentor, frame up, confined, treason, convict ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 18th century
Place: france, marseille, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 4.2
 109
Love Her Madly (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Three men are dangerously obsessed with the same woman.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, captivating, mind bending
Plot: murder, obsession, mystery, investigation, crimes, erotica, femme fatale, music band, performer's life, artists and showbiz, deadly, college ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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The Good Shepherd (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: CHRISTIAN SLATER plays a worldly and urbane priest who is forced to challenge his comfortable existence as an ecclesiastical spin-doctor when he comes to believe in the innocence of a young priest accused of murder. His only ally, a journalist, is ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: church, murder, false accusation, courtroom drama, priest, amateur detective, investigation, fighting the system, uncover truth, rebellion, life is a bitch, journalism ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.9
 6K
Anjaam (1994)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 170 min.
Story: Vijay Agnihotri is a wealthy, spoilt man who lives with his mother in the city of Mumbai. His mother has allowed him everything and more than that he wants. One day on a mishap Vijay manages to reach up with an air-hostess named Shivani Chopra, he ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: vengeance, murder, obsession, stewardess, obsessive love, life turned upside down, life is a bitch, frame up, danger, crimes, family in danger, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.8
 2K
Box 507 (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Modesto (Antonio Resines), an honest and responsible professional, is a manager of a small bank branch in Costa del Sol. His daughter died in a forest fire which he had thought to be accidental. One day he wakes up in his bank, after being locked ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bank robbery, fire, murder, uncover truth, investigation, crime, danger, crimes, heist, haunted by the past, cons and scams, bank ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 3.8
 106
The Falls (2003)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In a smoke-filled dive in Buffalo, NY, David Marx tells us his tale of obsession, betrayal, and murder - leading him to an uncertain fate "underneath Niagara Falls." David tells us how his beautiful redheaded ex-girlfriend, Jennifer ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful, surprise ending
Plot: femme fatale, amateur detective, missing person, murder, neo noir, uncover truth, dangerous attraction, investigation, dishonesty, betrayal, crimes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.1
 11K
Table No. 21 (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A couple live a mediocre life and are thrilled to have won an exotic vacation to Fiji & their excitement increases when they get a chance to play "Tell all truth" game for a mind boggling prize money. The game begins and the couple ...
Style: exciting, serious, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: vacation, survival, resort, contests and competitions, danger, dishonesty, woman in danger, deadly, couples, adventure, haunted by the past, island ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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 5.6
 21
Tucked Away (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: On the surface, Ray Ryan has it all. He's a successful advertising executive with a new promotion. He has a nice home and a beautiful fiancée. Underneath it all is a dark secret he's finding harder to hide. Ray's nightmares are ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: investigation, life is a bitch, deadly, crimes, murder, secret, abusive father, aging
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.4
 34K
Black Sea (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Russia, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A rogue submarine captain pulls together a misfit crew to go after a sunken treasure rumored to be lost in the depths of the Black Sea. As greed and desperation take control on-board their claustrophobic vessel, the increasing uncertainty of the ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, bleak, exciting, tricky ...
Plot: submarine, underwater, sea, treasure hunt, boat, gold, adventure, ocean or sea, danger, sunken ship, survival, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1941, year 2008
Place: black sea, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 5.0
 5K
Unstoppable (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: Aruba, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The deranged military and former CIA agent Dean Cage is in a rehab program, trying to forget the traumatic loss of his best friend Scott in Bosnia. When he dates with his girl-friend and Scott's sister, Detective Amy Knight, in a dinning ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, antidote, on the run, investigation, law enforcement, crimes, unstoppable, manhunt, danger, working undercover, secret agents, special agents ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, former yugoslavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 3.0
 134
Good Chemistry (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After picking up an alluring woman,Toby, a gifted chemist slumming as a high school teacher, is kidnapped by her violent boyfriend and ordered to use his skills to create methamphetamine for a group of drug traffickers. When Toby refuses, his ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, kidnapping, deadly, drug abuse, crimes, danger, on the run, dishonesty, drug dealing, frame up, cons and scams, forced into action ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Texas Rangers (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, Western
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ten years after the Civil War has ended, the Governor of Texas asks Leander McNelly to form a company of Rangers to help uphold the law along the Mexican border. With a few veterans of the war, most of the recruits are young men who have little or ...
Style: serious, harsh, exciting, touching, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: texas ranger, adventure, danger, rivalry, rescue, crimes, love triangle, tiger, tough heroes, interracial relations, heroes, american civil war ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: texas, mexico, latin america, usa, canada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 8.0
 50K
Special 26 (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 144 min.
Story: In the early 1980s in India, a group of con artists rob well-known businessmen and politicians by posing as officers of the Central Bureau of Intelligence or income tax officials. The gang stages fake raids during which they steal great amounts of ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, suspense, exciting ...
Plot: heist, cons and scams, crimes, corruption, partners in crime, theft, dishonesty, robbery, impersonation, con artists, danger, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 7.4
 2K
Karma (1986)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 193 min.
Story: When senior police inspector Vishwa Pratap Singh arrests Dr. Michael Dang, the leader of the international terrorist group PSO, the group blast the jail Dang is lodged in killing huge numbers of inmates including two of Vishwa's sons and his ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: terrorism, prison, death row, assassination, master criminal, adventure, on the run, criminal heroes, law enforcement, danger, dishonesty, fugitives ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%