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The Human Factor (1979)
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The Human Factor (1979)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: When Arthur Davis, a junior bachelor in the British secret service's African section, is seen taking a file with him to meet his girlfriend Cynthia- the brass fears he may be the leak to Moscow, and allows Dr. Percival to terminate the 'risk factor' by poisoning to avoid a scandal. In fact Davis's desk chief, Maurice Castle, is the double agent since the South African communists helped him smuggle out his black lover Sarah M., meanwhile his wife and mother of schoolboy Sam, to force him to cooperate with the Apartheid government. When Cornelius Muller, the South African official who failed to get him in Pretoria's power, visits London for the anti-communist operation Uncle Remus, he points out Castle still is the natural suspect
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: conspiracy, secret agents, espionage, communist, double agent, heroes, political intrigue, chases and races, dishonesty, undercover, government agency, state affairs, palaces castles and temples, dog, gay, spy, pregnancy, wedding, hunting, friendship, hotel, death, female nudity, politics, family relations ...
Time: 70s
Place: africa, england, europe, russia, moscow russia, britain

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Most similar movies to The Human Factor

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and suspense films with plots about dishonesty, espionage, state affairs, spy, undercover, secret agents and cold war mostly in Thriller, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like The Human Factor: The Tamarind Seed (1974), A Different Loyalty (2004), The Russia House (1990), The Executioner (1970), Farewell (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Tamarind Seed (1974)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: During a Caribbean holiday, a British civil servant finds herself falling in love with a Russian agent.
Style: realistic, serious, microfilm
Plot: espionage, opposites attract, double agent, cold war, romance, government agency, undercover, secret agents, love and romance, special agents, state affairs, master and servant ...
Time: 70s
Place: london, paris france, europe, england, russia ...
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95%
A Different Loyalty (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK, USA, Malta
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In January 1963, British journalist Leo Cauffield suddenly disappears from his home in Beirut. His wife Sally knew that he was working part-time for British intelligence, but was not prepared to be told by the British embassy that they suspect he ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: espionage, betrayal, treason, heroic mission, love affair, working undercover, undercover, secret agents, danger, race against time, government agency, journalism ...
Time: contemporary, 60s, 1960s
Place: lebanon, russia, middle east, moscow russia, ussr ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
The Russia House (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: An expatriate British publisher unexpectedly finds himself working for British intelligence to investigate people in Russia.
Style: thought provoking, stylized, contemplative, realistic, serious ...
Plot: cia, cold war, espionage, alcohol abuse, iron curtain, romance, politics, opposites attract, love and romance, dishonesty, intrigue, government agency ...
Time: 80s
Place: russia, england, soviet union, europe, lisbon portugal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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, serious, realistic, talky ...
Plot: espionage, spy, heroes, rivalry, adventure, betrayal, crimes, political corruption, working undercover, political conspiracy, secret agents, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: england, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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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 ⇓
77%
The Jigsaw Man (1983)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Philip Kimberly, the former head of the British Secret Service who defected to Russia, is given plastic surgery and sent back to Britain by the KGB to retrieve some vital documents. With the documents in hand, he instead plays off MI6 and the KGB ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kgb, espionage, cold war, crimes, politics, secret agents, state affairs, assassination attempt, deadly, working undercover, political intrigue, heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: russia, england, europe, soviet union, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
The Wilby Conspiracy (1975)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Having spent 10 years in prison for nationalist activities, Shack Twala is finally ordered released by the South African Supreme Court but he finds himself almost immediately on the run after a run-in with the police. Assisted by his lawyer Rina Van ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, racism, on the run, dishonesty, danger, state affairs, betrayal, against the rules, politics, injustice, interracial relations, terrorism ...
Time: 70s
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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The Serpent (1973)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Vlassov is a Soviet spy who defects in France. He is whisked to the U.S, where Allan Davies takes over the case. After polygraph tests and cross-examinations, Vlassov names several Western European agents who are also spying for the Soviets. Davies ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic, eurospy
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, espionage, double agent, kgb, government agency, manhunt, race against time, secret agents, mind game, danger, intrigue, rivalry ...
Time: 70s
Place: france, russia, europe, germany, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Legacy (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set in the 1970s London during the height of the Cold War when a young spy discovers the disturbing truth about his father's complex past. Based on Alan Judd's 2001 novel Legacy, the second in the Thoroughgood series after 1981's A ...
Style: serious, captivating, tense, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: espionage, kgb, spy, undercover, love and romance, secret agents, government agency, betrayal, political unrest, forbidden love, dishonesty, cold war ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1974
Place: england, london, britain, soviet union, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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, police inspector, bomb, politics, state affairs, undercover, mentally challenged, dishonesty, danger, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1880s, 1930s, 18th century
Place: london, england, europe, scotland, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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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 ⇓
70%
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Triple Agent (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy, Spain, Greece, Russia
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The Popular Front wins elections, the Spanish Civil War begins, and Hitler and Stalin are manipulating and spying. The brilliant exile, Fiodor Voronin, a general at 20, is the deputy at the White Russian Military Union, probably slated to replace ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspense, enigmatic, psychological
Plot: espionage, secret agents, government agency, politics, political corruption, betrayal, undercover, life is a bitch, uncover truth, love triangle, dishonesty, rebellion ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: france, russia, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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 ⇓
66%
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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 ⇓
65%
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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 ⇓
65%
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 891
Spy(ies) (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: France, UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Vincent is a bright young man but has introverted personality. He is working as a baggage handler at an airport and refuses to follow a career path accordingly to his education. With his colleague, Gerard, Vincent used to steal objects from the ...
Style: suspenseful, sentimental, realistic, serious, psychological ...
Plot: undercover, espionage, terrorism, danger, dishonesty, secret agents, love and romance, british secret service, counter terrorism, spy, female spy, terrorist attack ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, london, paris france, syria, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, France, Germany
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In the bleak days of the Cold War, espionage veteran George Smiley is forced from semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet mole within his former colleagues at the heart of MI6.
Style: tense, bleak, twists and turns, non-linear, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, cold war, spy, double agent, government agency, british intelligence, investigation, mole, betrayal, kgb, secret service, torture ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, budapest, england, budapest hungary, hungary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
The Little Drummer Girl (1984)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: An American Actress with a penchant for lying is forceably recruited by Mosad, the Israeli intelligence agency to trap a Palestinian bomber, by pretending to be the girlfriend of his dead brother.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, terrorism, intrigue, undercover, state affairs, secret agents, political intrigue, double agent, mistaken identity, danger, deadly, politics ...
Time: 80s
Place: middle east, germany, greece, england, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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, big ben london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1965)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: British agent Alec Leamas refuses to come in from the cold war during the 1960s, choosing to face another mission, which may prove to be his final one.
Style: bleak, talky, realistic, clever, serious ...
Plot: cold war, espionage, spy, communist, double agent, whiskey, library, court martial, atheist, cynicism, iron curtain, grocer ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: london, england, germany, europe, east germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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 ⇓
57%
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: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination, prison, conspiracy, vietnam veteran, politics, heroes, state affairs, protagonist as suspect, undercover, confined, deadly, chases and races ...
Time: 70s
Place: spain, europe, vietnam, asia, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 679
The Defector (1966)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Professor Bower, an American physicist, is effectively blackmailed by a shady CIA agent named Adams to help the CIA obtain secret microfilm from a defecting Russian scientist. The reluctant Bower travels to East Germany undercover as an antiques ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, culture clash, political conspiracy, political intrigue, working undercover, conspiracy, hitman, danger, escapades, government agency, military, secret agents ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, germany, german democratic republic, east berlin, west berlin west germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Gentlemen (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Norway
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Beaten up, bruised, and scared, a young writer hides in a Stockholm apartment, writing the story of its disappeared inhabitants: the flamboyant and charismatic Morgan brothers.
Style: serious, captivating, tense, realistic
Plot: espionage, political conspiracy, undercover, state affairs, dishonesty, apartment, multiple time frames, love and romance, friendship, danger, conspiracy, writer's life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, sweden, stockholm sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kgb, espionage, cons and scams, hospital, political intrigue, frame up, state affairs, danger, crimes, rebellion, escapades, manhunt ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: london, russia, england, geneva switzerland, alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 ⇓
50%
The Looking Glass War (1970)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: From the John le Carre novel about a British spy who sends a Polish defector to East Germany to verify missile sites.
Style: bleak, clever, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: espionage, secret agents, spy, undercover, chases and races, heroes, on the run, danger, dishonesty, working undercover, political conspiracy, cons and scams ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: east germany, germany, england, german democratic republic, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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 ⇓
47%
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 ⇓
47%
Surveillance 24/7 (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Our hero Adam gets drawn into a web of intrigue as evidence is planted on him of a gay royal affair.
Style: tense, captivating, suspense, psychological, serious ...
Plot: conspiracy, intrigue, race against time, rivalry, investigation, murder, frame up, state affairs, danger, amateur detective, surveillance, gay romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%