Movies like Eye of the Needle

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Eye of the Needle (1981)
 7.1
 10K
Eye of the Needle (1981)
Genre: Romance, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A ruthless German spy, trying to get out of Britain with vital information about D-Day, must spend time with a young woman and her crippled husband.
Style: suspenseful, tense, bleak, serious, realistic, suspense, romantic, dramatic, twists and turns, tricky ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: world war two, island, espionage, spy, nudity (full frontal - brief), car accident, war, submarine, idealism, couple relations, life is a bitch, love and romance, cheating, contact, danger, couples, dangerous attraction, wartime life, disorder, mistaken identity, undercover, state affairs, unlikely couple, nazism, british intelligence ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: england, scotland, europe, germany, berlin germany

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Most similar movies to Eye of the Needle

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and tense films with plots about world war two, war, wartime life, espionage, runaway, german and betrayal mostly in War, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Eye of the Needle: The Eagle Has Landed (1976), Enigma (2001), Shining Through (1992), Charlotte Gray (2001), 10 Rillington Place (1971). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Eagle Has Landed (1976)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 135 min.
Story: When the Nazi high command learns in late 1943 that Winston Churchill will be spending time at a country estate in Norfolk, it hatches an audacious scheme to kidnap the prime minister and spirit him to Germany for enforced negotiations with Hitler.
Style: exciting, serious, suspense, tense, intense ...
Plot: world war two, nazi germany, soldier, rescue, insubordination, espionage, crimes, danger, leadership, secret agents, top secret, military ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: england, germany, europe, poland, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 20K
Enigma (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: UK, USA, Germany, Netherlands
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A romantic thriller based around the World War 2 project to crack the codes behind the Enigma machine, used by the Germans to encrypt messages sent to their submarines.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, clever, factual ...
Plot: world war two, code breaking, espionage, nazi, war, submarine, wartime, mind game, couple relations, race against time, mathematics, secrets ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: scotland, europe, london, big ben london, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Shining Through (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Spirited New Yorker Linda Voss goes to work for international lawyer and secret Office of Strategic Services operative Ed Leland just before World War II. As they fall in love, the United States enters the fight against Hitler, and Linda volunteers ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: double agent, world war two, behind enemy lines, espionage, romance, wartime life, secret agents, love and romance, working undercover, translator, nazi germany, wartime ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, new york, berlin germany, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 11K
Charlotte Gray (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Australia, Germany
Duration: 121 min.
Story: This is a drama set in Nazi-occupied France at the height of World War II. Charlotte Gray tells the compelling story of a young Scottish woman working with the French Resistance in the hope of rescuing her lover, a missing RAF pilot. Based on the ...
Style: captivating, sentimental, sexy, realistic, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: world war two, resistance, espionage, secret agents, romance, war, wartime life, fall in love, couple relations, holocaust, friends, rescue ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: france, london, paris france, europe, vichy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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10 Rillington Place (1971)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The story of British serial killer John Christie, who committed most or all of his crimes in the titular terraced house, and the miscarriage of justice involving Timothy Evans.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, serious, realistic, cult film ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, injustice, death sentence, hanging, abortion, pregnancy, mistaken identity, crimes, crime, life is a bitch, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 40s, 20th century, year 1949 ...
Place: england, london, europe, usa, boston ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Second Front (2005)
Genre: Action, Romance, War
Country: Russia, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In an explosive and action-packed story of heroism and courage under fire, American and Russian troops must join forces in a desperate mission that could change the course of World War 2.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, suspense, tense ...
Plot: espionage, world war two, kgb, save the day, undercover, war, daring rescue, secret agents, confined, danger, escapades, intrigue ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1942
Place: europe, germany, moscow russia, norway, ukraine ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 141K
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, visually appealing, scenic ...
Plot: spy, love, betrayal, resistance, world war two, nazi, investigation, undercover, rescue, femme fatale, danger, moral dilemma ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942
Place: france, north africa, london, england, morocco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Sea Wolves (1980)
Genre: Action, History, War
Country: Switzerland, UK, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: This true story follows the exploits of a top secret British military mission to destroy Nazi radio ships in a neutral harbor during WWII. The daring plan is led by British Intelligence officers Col. Lewis Pugh (Gregory Peck) and Capt. Gavin Stewart ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, war, espionage, battles, seaport, british intelligence, heroic mission, military, danger, ship, undercover, sea ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943, 80s ...
Place: india, asia, germany, portugal, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, dishonesty, race against time, danger, rivalry, politics ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: england, london, albania, europe, scotland yard ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.9
 2K
Resistance (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: It is 1944 and the D-Day invasion has failed, Germany's army have successfully invaded England and the Nazi war-machine is now heading west towards Wales. A group of women in an isolated Welsh village near the English border wake up to ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: espionage, danger, life is a bitch, undercover, war, wartime life, missing person, world war two, strong female presence, resistance fighter
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Soldier of Orange (1977)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: Netherlands, Belgium
Duration: 155 min.
Story: This film depicts World War II through the eyes of several Dutch students. It follows them through the beginning of the war, the Nazi occupation and the liberation.
Style: stylized, realistic, tense, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: world war two, nazi occupation, betrayal, espionage, occupation, resistance, escape attempt, queen, war, german, friendship, anti semitism ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 1930s, 80s
Place: europe, netherlands, london, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Kandahar Break: Fortress of War (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In 1999, a British mine clearance engineer working for the Taliban government in Afghanistan must flee the country when he becomes embroiled in a deadly game of intrigue and betrayal.
Style: tense, serious, suspense, disturbing, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: life turned upside down, wartime life, life is a bitch, state affairs, danger, escapades, disorder, manhunt, chase, intrigue, weapons, war ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: afghanistan, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Suite Fran?aise (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: UK, France, Canada, Belgium, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: France, 1940. In the first days of occupation, beautiful Lucile Angellier is trapped in a stifled existence with her controlling mother-in-law as they both await news of her husband: a prisoner of war. Parisian refugees start to pour into their ...
Style: captivating, realistic, emotional, serious, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, world war two, nazi occupation, german soldier, love and romance, war, fall in love, german officer, military, adultery, soldier, wartime life ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1940, 18th century
Place: france, europe, germany, paris france, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Chicago Joe and the Showgirl (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: During World War II, an American serviceman in London decides to impress his English girlfriend by acting as an American gangster, which soon turns deadly.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, atmospheric, tense
Plot: gangsters, investigation, soldier, crime, crimes, heist, dishonesty, witnessing a crime, criminal heroes, deadly, frame up, wartime life ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
A Soldier's Tale (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In the days following the D-Day invasion in Normandy, France, a British platoon leader named Saul (Gabriel Byrne) and his corporal (Paul Wyett) reach an isolated farmhouse and encounter a beautiful French girl named Belle (Marianne Basler). Love ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, tense
Audience: girls' night
Plot: soldier, love affair, war, romance, love and romance, couples, unfulfilled love, impossible love, woman in danger, wartime life, love, love triangle ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: france, europe, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Counterfeit Traitor (1962)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Blacklisted in modern day WW2, a Swedish oil trader opts to assist British Allies, by means of infiltrating and surveying Nazi Germany.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: world war two, espionage, spy, danger, state affairs, life is a bitch, secret agents, betrayal, forgery, undercover, dishonesty, wartime life ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1942
Place: sweden, germany, europe, stockholm sweden, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Funeral in Berlin (1966)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Colonel Stok, a Soviet intelligence officer responsible for security at the Berlin Wall, appears to want to defect but the evidence is contradictory. Stok wants the British to handle his defection and asks for one of their agents, Harry Palmer, to ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, psychotronic, complex ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cold war, espionage, spy, berlin wall, chase, betrayal, special agents, manhunt, danger, secret agents, crimes, government agency ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: berlin germany, east germany, germany, europe, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.7
 72K
Black Book (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Netherlands, Germany, UK, Belgium
Duration: 145 min.
Story: In the Nazi-occupied Netherlands during World War II, a Jewish singer infiltrates the regional Gestapo headquarters for the Dutch resistance.
Style: tense, psychological, epic, twists and turns, emotional ...
Plot: jewish, world war two, nazism, holocaust, atrocity, singer, espionage, spy, life is a bitch, occupation, betrayal, escape ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 40s, 20th century, 1960s ...
Place: holland, netherlands, europe, israel, belgium ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 7.5
 37K
Lust, Caution (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: Taiwan, USA, Hong Kong, China
Duration: 157 min.
Story: During World War II a secret agent must seduce, then assassinate an official who works for the Japanese puppet government in Shanghai. Her mission becomes clouded when she finds herself falling in love with the man she is assigned to kill.
Style: sexual, disturbing, clever, captivating, serious ...
Plot: lust, explicit sex, sexual relations, mistress, extramarital affair, resistance, seduction, strong sexual content, adultery, dangerous attraction, femme fatale, world war two ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 40s
Place: china, asia, japan, shanghai, hong kong ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.1
 3K
Restless (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 180 min.
Story: A young woman finds out that her mother worked as a spy for the British Secret Service during World War II and has been on the run ever since.
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic, captivating
Plot: espionage, world war two, double agent, top secret, secret hideout, secret service, undercover, government agency, german, secret place, haunted by the past, secret agents ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 40s, 30s, 1930s ...
Place: europe, new york, london, holland, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Good German (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An American journalist arrives in Berlin just after the end of World War Two. He becomes involved in a murder mystery surrounding a dead GI who washes up at a lakeside mansion during the Potsdam negotiations between the Allied powers. Soon his ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: murder, war criminal, black market, investigation, post war, mystery, haunted by the past, uncover truth, military, love affair, love of one's life, neo noir ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1945, 1930s
Place: germany, berlin germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.3
 4K
36 Hours (1964)
Genre: Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Germans kidnap an American major and try to convince him that World War II is over, so that they can get details about the Allied invasion of Europe out of him.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: world war two, memory loss, hospital, d day, espionage, military hospital, interrogation, war, military, chase, heroes, chases and races ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1944
Place: europe, germany, portugal, normandy, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Night Watch (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Set against the turbulent backdrop of London in the 1940s, this adaptation of Sarah Waters' bestselling novel, The Night Watch, follows four young Londoners inextricably linked by their wartime experiences. In a time when the barriers of sexual ...
Style: touching, stylized, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love affair, life is a bitch, romance, love and romance, couples, wartime life, haunted by the past, sexual relations, war, world war two, post world war two, london blitz ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Flame and Citron (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: Denmark, Germany, Norway, France, Sweden, Finland, Czech Republic
Duration: 130 min.
Story: During Nazi occupation, red-headed Bent Faurschou-Hviid ("Flame") and Jørgen Haagen Schmith ("Citron"), assassins in the Danish resistance, take orders from Winther, who's in direct contact with Allied leaders. One shoots, ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: gestapo, resistance, world war two, betrayal, dishonesty, nazism, double agent, war, crimes, partners, wartime life, political unrest ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1944, year 1940
Place: denmark, copenhagen, europe, sweden, copenhagen denmark ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Land Girls (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: During World War II, the organisation "The Women's Land Army" recruited women to work on British farms while the men were off to war. Three such "land girls" of different social backgrounds - quiet Stella, young hairdresser ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, serious, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: countryside, world war two, friendship, fall in love, hopes, war, romance, working class, friends, soldier, love and romance, society ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: england, europe, britain, pearl harbor, english channel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.8
 14K
The Train (1964)
Genre: Thriller, War
Country: France, Italy, USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: As the Allied forces approach Paris in August 1944, German Colonel Von Waldheim is desperate to take all of France's greatest paintings to Germany. He manages to secure a train to transport the valuable art works even as the chaos of retreat ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, exciting, dramatic ...
Plot: world war two, painting, train ride, train, german, train crash, french resistance, art theft, war, anti heroes, heroes, escapades ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944
Place: paris france, france, germany, europe, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.6
 1K
Lucie Aubrac (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A love story or a tale of the resistance, this poignant movie tells both the haunting story of a French resistance cell in Lyon but also the love of Lucie Aubrac for her husband...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, factual, sexy ...
Plot: world war two, graphic violence, romance, nudity (full frontal - brief), rescue, war, danger, life is a bitch, heroes, state affairs, love and romance, love affair ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 19th century
Place: lyon, france, england, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.4
 3K
The Message (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: China
Duration: 118 min.
Story: 1942, Nanjing (Nanking). Following a series of assassination attempts on officials of the Japanese-controlled puppet government, the Japanese spy chief gathers a group of suspects in a mansion house for questioning. A tense game of "cat and ...
Style: captivating, realistic, tense, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: japanese occupation, espionage, world war two, code breaking, resistance, assassination, wartime life, undercover, spy, rivalry, danger, occupation ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1942
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.8
 3K
Murphy's War (1971)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Murphy is the sole survivor of his crew, that has been massacred by a German U-Boat in the closing days of World War II. He is rescued, and ends up at a forgotten mission station near the mouth of the Orinoco, and begins to plot his vengeance. He ...
Style: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: world war two, submarine, soldier, crane, sole survivor, irishman, revenge, war, obsession, island, military life, survival ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945, 20th century
Place: ireland, germany, europe, south america, africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Edge of Love (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The Edge of love is a love story of two feisty women and a brilliant, charismatic poet who love both women. One woman Vera Phillips who is his first love and whom he lost for ten year, while other one is his present wife Caitlin who is adventurous ...
Style: captivating, sincere, romantic, light, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: love triangle, poet, pregnancy, soldier, infidelity, friendship, unfulfillment, intrigue, war, couple relations, childhood sweetheart, dishonesty ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 18th century
Place: england, london, europe, wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%