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The Holcroft Covenant (1985)
 5.7
 3K
The Holcroft Covenant (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A man who was a confidant of Adolf Hitler dies and leaves a fortune to make amends for his Nazi past--but his son has to search the world to find it
Style: realistic, suspenseful, psychological, serious, twist ending, tense, exciting, surprise ending, complex, twists and turns ...
Plot: espionage, holocaust, conspiracy, against the odds, haunted by the past, crimes, family relations, political intrigue, dishonesty, mind game, nazi, violence, female agent, female spy, femme fatale, rescue, undercover, brutality, heroes, adoption, betrayal, gunfight, assassin, dog, horse ...
Time: 80s, 1940s, future
Place: berlin germany, new york, london, manhattan new york city, geneva switzerland, greenwich village manhattan new york city, tower bridge london ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and exciting films with plots about murder, death, chase, dishonesty, gun, violence and betrayal mostly in Thriller, Action and Crime genres. Some movies like The Holcroft Covenant: The Fourth Protocol (1987), Target (1985), Blue Ice (1992), Killer Elite (2011), The November Man (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 ...
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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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Blue Ice (1992)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An ex-British spy (Michael Caine) helps a U.S. diplomat's wife (Sean Young) and blows the lid off a deadly government cover-up.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night
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Place: london, big ben london, tower bridge london
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 6.4
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Killer Elite (2011)
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Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Based on a shocking true story, Killer Elite pits two of the world’s most elite operatives—Danny, an ex-special ops agent and Hunter, his longtime mentor—against the cunning leader of a secret military society. Covering the globe from ...
Style: exciting, tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The November Man (2014)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An ex- CIA operative is brought back in on a very personal mission and finds himself pitted against his former pupil in a deadly game involving high level CIA officials and the Russian president-elect.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: switzerland, montenegro, usa, chechnya, moscow russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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 ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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The Gunman (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Spain, UK, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Eight years after fleeing the Congo following his assassination of that country's minister of mining, former assassin Jim Terrier is back, suffering from PTSD and digging wells to atone for his violent past. After an attempt is made on his ...
Style: exciting, rough, intense, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: agent as target, revenge, espionage, danger, undercover, chase, interpol, haunted by the past, assassin, betrayal, martial arts, hitman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2014, year 2006
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Assignment (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Jack Shaw (DONALD SUTHERLAND) has experienced the terror first-hand. He's a top CIA agent who's tracked international killer-for-hire Carlos "The Jackal" Sanchez for over twenty years and barely survived Carlos' devastating ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, tense, psychological, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Get Carter (1971)
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Duration: 112 min.
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Time: 70s, 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.7
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Death Warrant (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The Canadian policeman Louis Burke is assigned in a jail to investigate in some murders of prisoners and jailors. When in jail, Lois, using his outstandings martial arts is able to save his life and make himself respected in that violent world. At ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
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Time: 80s, 1990s, 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.3
 172K
Ronin (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A briefcase with undisclosed contents – sought by Irish terrorists and the Russian mob – makes its way into criminals' hands. An Irish liaison assembles a squad of mercenaries, or 'ronin', and gives them the thorny task of ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, intense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mercenary, secret agents, espionage, car chase, mafia, escapades, cia, chases and races, undercover, chase, dishonesty, betrayal ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: france, paris france, french riviera, europe, nice france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Thirty-Nine Steps (1978)
Genre: Crime, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The year is 1914 and Richard Hannay, Mining Engineer who is visiting Britain for a short time before returning to South Africa, is shocked when one of his neighbours, Colonel Scudder, bursts into his rooms one night and tells him a story that ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, psychological, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination attempt, secret agents, conspiracy, frame up, murder, espionage, uncover truth, danger, crimes, state affairs, chase, gunfight ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.5
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Best Seller (1987)
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Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Hit man Cleve approaches writer/cop Dennis about a story for his next book: How Cleve made a living, working for one of the most powerful politicians in the country. To get the story right, they travel around the country to gather statements and ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: UK, France
Duration: 106 min.
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Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, realistic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Bourne Supremacy (2004)
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Duration: 108 min.
Story: When a CIA operation to purchase classified Russian documents is blown by a rival agent, who then shows up in the sleepy seaside village where Bourne and Marie have been living. The pair run for their lives and Bourne, who promised retaliation ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The International (2009)
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Story: An interpol agent and an attorney are determined to bring one of the world's most powerful banks to justice. Uncovering money laundering, arms trading, and conspiracy to destabilize world governments, their investigation takes them from Berlin, ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, twists and turns, intense ...
Plot: interpol, conspiracy, murder, gunfight, investigation, chase, district attorney, law enforcement, crimes, special agents, lawyer, state affairs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Osterman Weekend (1983)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The host of an investigative news show is convinced by the CIA that the friends he has invited to a weekend in the country are engaged in a conspiracy that threatens national security in this adaptation of the Robert Ludlum novel.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, suspense ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Funeral in Berlin (1966)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Above the Law (1988)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Marathon Man (1976)
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Duration: 125 min.
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Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, disturbing, intense ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Hidden Agenda (1999)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Raw Deal (1986)
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Duration: 106 min.
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Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Duration: 114 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: england, europe, london, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.7
 91K
The Guest (2014)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A soldier introduces himself to the Peterson family, claiming to be a friend of their son who died in action. After the young man is welcomed into their home, a series of accidental deaths seem to be connected to his presence.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, France, Spain
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Bourne is brought out of hiding once again by reporter Simon Ross who is trying to unveil Operation Blackbriar, an upgrade to Project Treadstone, in a series of newspaper columns. Information from the reporter stirs a new set of memories, and Bourne ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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A Prayer for the Dying (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.5
 29K
Spartan (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: U.S. government agent Scott is assigned to rescue the daughter of a high-ranking government official. As willing as he is to bend the rules to get things done, though, Scott is shocked to find that others are willing to go even further to protect a ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, suspense, intense, twists and turns ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Welcome to the Punch (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When notorious criminal Jacob Sternwood is forced to return to London, it gives detective Max Lewinsky one last chance to take down the man he's always been after.
Style: twists and turns, stylized, serious, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, iceland, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.1
 5K
End Game (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Alex Thomas was the man in charge of protecting the president but, when the time came to fulfill his duties, everything just went wrong. His conscience haunted by a bullet and his devotion to his country stronger than ever, Alex teams with seasoned ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
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