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Dangerous Moves (1984)
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Dangerous Moves (1984)
Original name: La Diagonale Du Fou
Genre: Drama, Sport, Thriller
Country: France, Liechtenstein, Switzerland
Duration: 110 min.
Story: World Chess Champion Akiva Liebskind (Michel Piccoli) faces his former pupil Pavius Fromm (Alexandre Arbatt), who defected to the West from the Soviet Union five years earlier, for the World Chess Championship in Geneva, Switzerland. The tension and strategies between the players draw parallels to the political conflicts and ideologies between East and West during the Cold War.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, captivating, realistic, bleak, contemplative
Plot: chess, politics, prodigy, contests and competitions, rivalry, state affairs, kgb, moral dilemma, cold war, student, scientist, male female relationship, mathematician, doctor, communism, champion, professor, iron curtain, ambition, introspection, hypnosis, teacher student relationship, love, airplane, fight ...
Time: 80s
Place: moscow russia, israel, geneva switzerland, lithuania, soviet union

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and captivating films with plots about espionage, rivalry, state affairs, murder, politics, dishonesty and death mostly in Drama, Thriller and Sport genres. Some movies like Dangerous Moves: Pawn Sacrifice (2014), The Tournament (2015), Enigma (1982), Entrusted (2003), White Palms (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Pawn Sacrifice (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: American chess champion Bobby Fischer prepares for a legendary match-up against Russian Boris Spassky.
Style: captivating, factual, entertaining, inspirational, realistic ...
Plot: chess, cold war, prodigy, contests and competitions, rivalry, ambition, paranoia, politics, genius, obsession, eccentricity, mental illness ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: russia, iceland
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95%
 5.8
 398
The Tournament (2015)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Budapest International Chess Tournament. The most likely winner: Cal Fournier (22), French champion, immature genius, socially awkward, compulsive player. But this time, an unusual 9-years-old Hungarian opponent disrupts this smooth-running routine.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, sincere
Audience: teens
Plot: youth, chess, prodigy, ambition, rivalry, contests and competitions, misfit, bet, coach, genius, little boy, drunk ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hungary, budapest, budapest hungary
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76%
 6.0
 1K
Enigma (1982)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, France
Duration: 122 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 ⇓
67%
 6.4
 656
Entrusted (2003)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, France
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Hoping to entrap Maria von Gall, who runs a courageous underground railroad for Jews in France, the Nazis kidnap her son Thomas, a brilliant 11-year-old chess master. An exchange arrangement goes awry and he sees her die in a hail of bullets; but he ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: chess, prodigy, holocaust, on the run, young heroes, heroic mission, survival, danger, against humanity, youth, rivalry, war ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: europe, france, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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White Palms (2006)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Hungary
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Having suffered as a boy under a brutal Communist-era coach, champion Hungarian gymnast Miklos moves to Canada years later in search of a new start - only to find himself unwittingly perpetuating the very same cycle of abuse among his own pupils.
Style: serious, realistic, uplifting, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: gymnastics, rivalry, athlete's life, self discovery, haunted by the past, human spirit, athlete and trainer, lifestyle, ambition, hungarian, gymnast, teacher ...
Time: 80s, 2000s
Place: hungary, canada, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.3
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Fail Safe (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Cold War tensions climb to a fever pitch when a U.S. bomber is accidentally ordered to drop a nuclear warhead on Moscow.
Style: suspenseful, captivating, tense, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cold war, nuclear threat, military life, politics, race against time, danger, military, chaos, aviation, moral dilemma, catastrophe, state affairs ...
Time: 90s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Apartment Zero (1988)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The owner of a failing cinema and his mysterious boarder are caught up in the political intrigue of Argentina.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, dark humor, captivating, serious ...
Plot: neighbor, murder, serial killer, gender, crimes, mental illness, flat, dangerous friend, suspicion, politics, secret, loneliness ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1988
Place: argentina, buenos aires argentina, latin america, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Lives of Others (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A tragic love story set in East Berlin with the backdrop of an undercover Stasi controlled culture. Stasi captain Wieler is ordered to follow author Dreyman and plunges deeper and deeper into his life until he reaches the threshold of doubting the ...
Style: tense, sincere, gloomy, bleak, compassionate ...
Plot: surveillance, cold war, interrogation, voyeurism, espionage, blackmail, german, communism, spy, iron curtain, politics, stasi ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1984
Place: germany, east germany, berlin germany, german democratic republic, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 7.0
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Farewell (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Engaging, emotional and riveting, FAREWELL is an intricate and highly intelligent thriller pulled from the pages of history— about an ordinary man thrust into the biggest theft of Soviet information of the Cold War. Ronald Reagan called this piece ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: cold war, espionage, kgb, double agent, undercover, dishonesty, betrayal, state affairs, danger, working undercover, father son relationship, iron curtain ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: soviet union, france, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.0
 3K
Two Lives (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, Norway
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Europe 1990, the Berlin wall has just crumbled: Katrine, raised in East Germany, but now living in Norway for the last 20 years, is a “war child”; the result of a love relationship between a Norwegian woman and a German occupation soldier during ...
Style: realistic, tense, serious, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: secret, berlin wall, trial, haunted by the past, family life, buried truth, undercover, dishonesty, espionage, testimony, lawyer, new life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1969, year 1990
Place: norway, germany, gdr, east germany, german democratic republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Serpent's Egg (1977)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: West Germany, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The Serpent's Egg follows a week in the life of Abel Rosenberg, an out-of-work American circus acrobat living in poverty-stricken Berlin following Germany's defeat in World War I.
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: investigation, clinic, unemployment, cabaret, suicide, circus, society, rise to the top, politics, getting home, life is a bitch, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, pre world war two
Place: germany, sweden, europe, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.6
 919
The Passerby (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: During an interview, Max Baumstein (Piccoli), respected chairman of a humanitarian organisation, shoots the Paraguayan ambassador dead, in cold blood. Tried for first-degree murder, he explains himself: the ambassador was a former Nazi official, ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, suspenseful, captivating, serious ...
Plot: cabaret, deportation, holocaust, deadly, heroes, life is a bitch, against humanity, state affairs, vengeance, moral dilemma, haunted by the past, idealism ...
Time: 80s, 1930s, 1940s, 30s, 40s
Place: europe, france, paris france, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.9
 186K
Rocky IV (1985)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After iron man Drago, a highly intimidating 6-foot-5, 261-pound Soviet athlete, kills Apollo Creed in an exhibition match, Rocky comes to the heart of Russia for 15 pile-driving boxing rounds of revenge.
Style: suspenseful, tense, inspirational, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, teens
Plot: boxing, underdog, boxer, training, victory, sport, vengeance, revenge, tough heroes, opponent, athlete and trainer, fight ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1985
Place: soviet union, russia, las vegas, nevada, moscow russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.1
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Jack Strong (2014)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Poland
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A spy thriller telling a historically based story of a man who alone dares to challenge Soviets being in the middle of the communistic system himself. Planning the maneuvers of Warsaw Pact forces he discovers that the American plans of nuclear ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: spy, martial law, political unrest, undercover, state affairs, government agency, politics, dishonesty, border crossing, chase, espionage, father son relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s, 60s, 1990s ...
Place: poland, europe, soviet union, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.7
 25K
Torn Curtain (1966)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: During the Cold War, an American scientist appears to defect to East Germany as part of a cloak and dagger mission to find the formula for a resin solution, but the plan goes awry when his fiancee, unaware of his motivation, follows him across the ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: cold war, espionage, iron curtain, politics, political intrigue, working undercover, state affairs, dishonesty, secret agents, double agent, couple relations, museum ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: east germany, europe, berlin germany, norway, sweden ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.8
 902
Fair Play (2014)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In the 1980s, Anna, a Czech sprinter, starts training for the Olympics. After she collapses during training, she learns she is being given steroids and decides to stop using them until her mother helps the coaches give them to her.
Style: exciting, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: track and field, athlete's life, female athlete, rivalry, ambition, hopes, life is a bitch, contests and competitions, sport, youth, family relations, parents and children ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1983
Place: czechoslovakia, europe, czech republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.3
 17K
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, government agency, state affairs, undercover, spy, surveillance, cold war, nato ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1962
Place: cuba, paris france, new york, copenhagen, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.7
 19
Resilience (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An average man finds himself in a position to prevent the murder of a family member -- the unnerving descent of a man caught between resilience and ruthlessness.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: moral dilemma, life is a bitch, rivalry, intrigue, crimes, dishonesty, life turned upside down, human nature, feud, murder, sexual content, alcohol abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Rendition (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: When an Egyptian terrorism suspect "disappears" on a flight from Africa to Washington DC, his American wife and a CIA analyst find themselves caught up in a struggle to secure his release from a secret detention facility somewhere outside ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: terrorism, politics, cia, kidnapping, terrorist, war on terror, state affairs, government agency, undercover, introspection, senator, police brutality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, chicago illinois, washington d.c., usa, north africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Fishing Without Nets (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Kenya, Somalia
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In Somalia, principled, young husband and father Abdi turns to piracy to support his family. While his wife and child wait for him in Yemen, an outdated and fragile satellite phone is his only connection to all he truly values. Abdi and his fellow ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: moral dilemma, surrender, hijacking, crimes, pirate, confined, danger, piracy, escape, rivalry, graphic violence, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Through the Air (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Vincent, a former air rifle champion lives a quiet life with his wife and his daughter. Despite his happy family life he ends up with economic problems. One day at the shooting range he meets the mysterious Renaud who promises him a solution to his ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: parents and children, moral dilemma, deadly, contract killing, conspiracy, couples, danger, family problems, family in crisis, hitman, shot in the hand, pig ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 3.9
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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, suspense, psychological, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: save the day, political conspiracy, politics, danger, crimes, undercover, terrorism, dishonesty, rivalry, state affairs, murder, assassination ...
Time: contemporary
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, life is a bitch, law enforcement, danger, haunted by the past, deadly ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 1940s
Place: france, europe, vichy, paris france, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 7.3
 6K
23 (1998)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The movie's plot is based on the true story of a group of young computer hackers from Hannover, Germany. In the late 1980s the orphaned Karl Koch invests his heritage in a flat and a home computer. At first he dials up to bulletin boards to ...
Style: mind bending, realistic, serious, twists and turns, disturbing ...
Plot: kgb, cold war, hacker, espionage, conspiracy, conspiracy theory, hospital, computer, spy, cocaine, computers and web, international crisis ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, germany, german democratic republic, west berlin west germany, hamburg germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.2
 2K
Pursued (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A fast rising hi-tech executive must protect his career and family from the ruthless tactics of a homicidal corporate headhunter.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mind game, undercover, rivalry, danger, espionage, stalking, prodigy, psychopath, deadly, crimes, false identity, blackmail ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.6
 7K
At Any Price (2012)
Genre: Drama, Sport, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Set in the competitive world of modern agriculture, ambitious Henry Whipple wants his rebellious son Dean to help expand his family’s farming empire. However, Dean has his sights set on becoming a professional race car driver. When a high-stakes ...
Style: sincere, serious, atmospheric, realistic, contemplative
Plot: family relations, racecar driver, family life, parents and children, family problems, car race, estrangement, car racing, rivalry, friendship, secret, farm ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, iowa, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
My Brother's Keeper (2004)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Identical twin brothers Lou and Eric plan to compete together in the National Rowing Championships. But when Eric leaves their small town to attend an Ivy League University, the brother's bond is torn apart.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, exciting
Plot: twins, university, ambition, follow your dream, athlete's life, rivalry, sport, love and romance, contests and competitions, youth, lifestyle, mistaken identity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Coldest Game (2019)
Genre: History, Sport, Thriller
Country: Poland, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: During 1962's Cuban missile crisis, a troubled math genius finds himself drafted to play in a U.S.-Soviet chess match -- and a deadly game of espionage.
Style: political, clever, realistic, suspense, tricky ...
Plot: cold war, chess, american, contests and competitions, competition, espionage, state affairs, mission, international crisis, crisis, cia, politics ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: warsaw poland, soviet union, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.8
 174K
Rocky III (1982)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Now the world champion, Rocky Balboa is living in luxury and only fighting opponents who pose no threat to him in the ring, until Clubber Lang challenges him to a bout. After taking a pounding from Lang, the humbled champ turns to former bitter ...
Style: captivating, suspenseful, inspirational, suspense, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: boxing, comeback, underdog, boxer, coach, fame, training, sport, revenge, tough heroes, opponent, ambition ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, usa, los angeles, madison square garden manhattan new york city, pennsylvania ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The Manchurian Candidate is a political thriller from American director John Frankenheimer. An American soldier is brainwashed into being a killer for the communist Russians during the Korean War.
Style: tense, suspenseful, psychological, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: conspiracy, political thriller, political conspiracy, cold war, brainwashing, election, uncover truth, nightmare, nervous breakdown, strangulation, suicide, senator ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: new york, korea, usa, washington d.c., madison square garden manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%