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Icon (2005)
 5.8
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Icon (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 166 min.
Story: A former US Operative, who lived in Russia in his earlier years and had been married there with a child, comes out of retirement to face down a former enemy, now running as a candidate for President in modern Russia. Working with a Russian policewoman, they work to uncover a plot to use biological weapons against certain factions of the Russian people to commit genocide. The virus would also be released in other populations, but would be treated making the candidate a hero. A side plot has the agent being reunited with his long lost daughter.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, politics, espionage, conspiracy, special agents, race against time, uncover truth, heroes, fighting the system, secret agents, danger, chases and races, government agency, vengeance, political corruption, dishonesty, escapades, rivalry, undercover, state affairs, kgb, genocide, rebellion, virus, presidential election ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia, moscow russia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and rough films with plots about danger, heroes, crimes, chases and races, deadly, undercover and rivalry mostly in Thriller, Action and Crime genres. Some movies like Icon: Last Run (2001), The Detonator (2006), The Foreigner (2003), Soul Assassin (2001), Diplomatic Siege (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.2
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Last Run (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, Hungary
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Frank Banner used to specialize in helping Soviet spies defect safely to the West. Banner's wife was shot to death aiding such an escape. Now, with the Cold War over, Banner is called upon to safely escort an ex-K.G.B. man who is wanted dead by ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, espionage, undercover, on the run, haunted by the past, vengeance, working undercover, rivalry, deadly, secret agents, law enforcement, danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: hungary, europe, austria, ukraine
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Detonator (2006)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Romania
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Sonni Griffith, a top US Secret Agent must protect a witness as he crosses Europe.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: deadly, terrorism, woman in danger, special agents, adventure, on the run, undercover, save the day, gang, survival, rivalry, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
The Foreigner (2003)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Poland
Duration: 96 min.
Story: This story is about a freelance agent (Seagal) who is the courier of a package from France to Germany. He soon finds that many people want to get their hands on it.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, secret agents, chase, martial arts, race against time, on the run, heroes, adventure, danger, deadly, espionage, political conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, france, poland, germany, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Soul Assassin (2001)
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Action
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Kevin Burke a young executive for a multinational investment bank, is a rising star in the Rotterdam office. Rewarded for his perceptive eye and mastery of foreign languages, Kevin receives the promotion he has been working for - a coveted spot on ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, serious, suspense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: conspiracy, uncover truth, manhunt, undercover, dishonesty, vengeance, workplace intrigue, deadly, espionage, danger, investigation, betrayal ...
Time: future
Place: netherlands, amsterdam
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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Diplomatic Siege (1999)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Steve Mitchell is clandestinely sent to the US embassy in Bucharest, Romania to disarm a nuclear bomb that has secretly remained in the building since the end of the Cold War, little does he know that other problems will soon erupt. He must ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, hostage, heroic mission, hostages, race against time, crimes, danger, rescue, save the day, politics, state affairs, heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: romania, europe, bucharest, balkan
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
The Enemy Within (1994)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Colonel Casey discovers what appears to be plans by General Lloyd to use fake military excercises to assist Jack Giddings in his plans to remove President Foster from office. Colonel Casey, and President Foster must find evidence that there is a ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: conspiracy, manhunt, undercover, government agency, race against time, betrayal, state affairs, political corruption, fighting the system, military, dishonesty, special agents ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 4.1
 4K
Shadow Man (2006)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Romania
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An intelligence operative discovers that no one is what they seem in the shadowy world of espionage.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, heroes, martial arts, save the day, adventure, undercover, government agency, rivalry, intrigue, secret agents, race against time, danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, romania, bucharest
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 4.5
 945
Sharpshooter (2007)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An assassin working for the CIA decides to take one final job before quitting only to find out that he is the target of his CIA boss.
Style: suspense, captivating, tense, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret agents, betrayal, conspiracy, assassin, danger, save the day, adventure, on the run, undercover, race against time, rivalry, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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 4.3
 4K
Art of War 2 (2008)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Agent Neil Shaw is called out of retirement and finds himself in the midst of a plot to assassinate several leading Senators with himself set-up to take the rap for a recent killing
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination, heroes, betrayal, on the run, martial arts, murder, conspiracy, frame up, political corruption, political conspiracy, protagonist as suspect, secret agents ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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
Plot: kgb, espionage, terrorist, frame up, chase, assassination attempt, danger, politics, race against time, car chase, revenge, hitman ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: israel, middle east, berlin germany, montreal quebec canada, libya ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.2
 113
Able Danger (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Tom Flynn, the idealist owner of a left-leaning radical café/bookstore and the quixotic publisher of a hard hitting 911 conspiracy expose, finds himself entangled with a mysterious Eastern European beauty, Kasia, who is on the run from strong hand ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: neo noir, investigation, fighting the system, uncover truth, politics, assassination, crimes, life is a bitch, race against time, undercover, rebellion, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The Chaos Factor (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An American army intelligence officer discovers corruption and murder by American soldiers in Vietnam.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, military, car chase, military life, undercover, rebellion, espionage, fighting the system, rivalry, danger, race against time, terrorism ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: cambodia, china, asia, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 4.4
 549
Counterstrike (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A Secret Service agent and his brother, a reckless ATF agent, try to stop a group of extreme right-wing U.S. military mercenaries, led by a fanatic Taiwanese vixen, who hijack the Queen Mary 2 ocean liner with the U.S. and Chinese presidents on ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, hostage, daring rescue, rescue, adventure, undercover, race against time, danger, save the day, rivalry, deadly, special agents ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
On Dangerous Ground (1996)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK, Luxembourg
Duration: 165 min.
Story: Vusi Madlazi returns to the South African village he left as a young boy (he was organizing against apartheid, and left in fear of his life) to bury his father. He meets up with his brother Ernest, who tells him their other brother Stephen ...
Style: tense, realistic, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, special agents, state affairs, ira, assassination attempt, tough heroes, undercover, rivalry, gang, government agency, heroes, secret agents ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, hong kong, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 4.4
 366
Crusader (2005)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The World Of Mass Communication Is About To Become Unplugged.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: murder, journalism, investigation, uncover truth, danger, crimes, political corruption, frame up, political conspiracy, deadly, protagonist as suspect, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 4.5
 1K
Cover-Up (1991)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, Israel
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Mike Anderson, a tough American reporter on a dangerous foreign assignment, finds his own life in jeopardy when he uncovers a deadly labyrinth of political intrigue that threatens the lives of thousands. Dispatched to investigate a mysterious and ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, espionage, heroes, military, secret agents, ambassador, cia, terrorist plot, spy, conspiracy, reporter, government agency ...
Time: 90s
Place: israel, middle east, los angeles, tel aviv israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 4.9
 608
Final Approach (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 240 min.
Story: FBI hostage rescue team leader Jack Bender has been sacked for not being a team player, and months later he finds himself in the ultimate hostage nightmare: stuck aboard a plane that's been taken over by a group of well-armed terrorists who ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, terrorism, daring rescue, rescue, race against time, crimes, danger, save the day, tough heroes, heroes, deadly, master criminal ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Mission to Tokyo (1966)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: US 24, an American Navy base in a small island in the Pacific, is annihilated. Hubert Bonisseur de la Bath, a French aristocrat that is also a secret agent, OSS 117, is sent to Tokyo to investigate who did it. Soon, he finds out that a cypher girl ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: secret agents, espionage, secret agent, danger, chases and races, state affairs, special agents, crime, heroes, politics, undercover, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Bullet to Beijing (1995)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, Russia, Canada, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When long-time British agent Harry Palmer loses his job because the Cold War is over, he's promptly approached by a Russian bossman, Alex. In St. Petersburg Alex tells Harry of his plan for Russia's future, which is threatened because a ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting, cynical
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kgb, intrigue, danger, secret agents, state affairs, political conspiracy, espionage, political corruption, working undercover, undercover, save the day, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: russia, asia, korea, europe, st. petersburg russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 3.2
 329
Death Train (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A man is supposed to guard a shipment of diamonds being sent by rail. But a man robs the train and kills the men guarding the diamonds. The robbers derail the train and hope to get away with their crime. The robbers get caught in Mexico and are sent ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, train, one man army, on the run, save the day, race against time, undercover, danger, hostages, hostage, deadly, tough heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
CIA II: Target Alexa (1993)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Movie Info When a top secret nuclear guidance system is stolen by an ex-CIA operative looking to sell the deadly device to the top bidder, it's up to a determined CIA agent and the international terrorist who he has vowed to capture to team up ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, terrorist, terrorism, working undercover, psychopath, escapades, good versus evil, danger, special agents, race against time, law enforcement, heroes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Shadow Conspiracy (1997)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Bobby Bishop (Sheen) is a special assistant to the President of the United States. Accidentally, he meets his friend professor Pochenko on the street. Pochenko has time to tell Bishop about some conspiracy in the White House but then immediately ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, suspense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: political conspiracy, politics, political corruption, on the run, assassination, betrayal, witnessing a crime, intrigue, crimes, assassination attempt, conspiracy, political intrigue ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 3.4
 671
Asker (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When deadly anthrax missiles are stolen by a militia, ATF agent Ethan Carter (Dean Cain) must go undercover and join the group to save the country from disaster.
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, terrorism, hostage, rebelliousness, working undercover, espionage, secret agents, heroes, save the day, deadly, state affairs, race against time ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 4.2
 366
Detonator (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A former FBI agent must stop a crazy man from blowing up bombs.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: save the day, one man army, undercover, terrorism, vengeance, crimes, race against time, master criminal, law enforcement, rivalry, special agents, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Way of War (2009)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Paramilitary operative David Wolfe stumbles upon an international conspiracy connecting presidential cabinet members to a Middle Eastern terrorist plot. Wanting to expose the truth, Wolfe defies orders and returns to the US as an army of one ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, assassination, danger, state affairs, political corruption, political conspiracy, terrorism, deadly, military, political intrigue, race against time, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Storm Catcher (1999)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A renegade general plots to bomb Washington using a new top secret jet called the Storm Catcher. The only trouble is only one man is capable of flying it. So they seek to put him on the run in a conspiracy that makes him appear to have murdered ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, heroes, conspiracy, terrorist, false accusation, political conspiracy, state affairs, dishonesty, one man army, danger, rivalry, confined ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Flight of Fury (2007)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, Romania, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: John, is sent in to recover a stolen Stealth Bomber. His trusty sidekick Rojar and John's ever faithful Jessica, fight the rebel forces of Banansistan, led by the vivacious Ellianna.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorist, bomber, pilot, betrayal, chases and races, soldier, espionage, terrorism, adventure, gang, rescue, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 2.6
 351
Firehead (1991)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When a Russian cyborg with telekinetic powers terrorizes a city, an elite government agency intervenes. Col. Vaughn convinces "regular guy" chemist, Warren Hart, to team up with a beautiful blonde agent to capture the menace. But Warren ...
Style: serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyborgs, secret agents, chase, adventure, supernatural ability, good versus evil, on the run, state affairs, dishonesty, government agency, espionage, crimes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.1
 4K
The Marksman (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Chechen rebels take over a Russian nuclear plant and it's up to a mysterious agent(Snipes) to stop them.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, military, black american, soldier, heroes, rescue, adventure, crimes, daring rescue, heroic mission, frame up, political conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Assassins' Code (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A corporate assassination forces opportunistic double agents from three nations to fight to retrieve a high-tech computer disk containing schematics for a deadly weapon.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, crimes, dishonesty, danger, undercover, rivalry, hitman, working undercover, vengeance, deadly, haunted by the past, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%