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The Looking Glass War (1970)
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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: clever, bleak, serious, realistic, suspenseful, contemplative, talky, suspense
Plot: espionage, secret agents, iron curtain, spy, heroes, love and romance, on the run, political conspiracy, working undercover, danger, chases and races, dishonesty, undercover, government agency, state affairs, cons and scams, weapon system, agent, pregnancy, pilot, politics, weapons, undercover agent, beach, cold war ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: germany, east germany, england, london, berlin germany, finland, hamburg germany ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and exciting films with plots about espionage, undercover, secret agents, spy, dishonesty, state affairs and danger mostly in Thriller, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like The Looking Glass War: The Executioner (1970), Enigma (1982), A Dandy in Aspic (1968), The Game (2014), Danger Route (1967). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, captivating ...
Plot: cold war, espionage, spy, communist, double agent, whiskey, library, cynicism, iron curtain, grocer, atheist, court martial ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: london, england, germany, europe, east germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, exciting, talky, serious ...
Plot: espionage, spy, heroes, betrayal, secret agents, crimes, graphic violence, political corruption, working undercover, political conspiracy, adventure, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: england, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 6.0
 1K
Enigma (1982)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, France
Duration: 101 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 ⇓
87%
A Dandy in Aspic (1968)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Double-agent Alexander Eberlin is assigned by the British to hunt out a Russian spy, known to them as Krasnevin. Only Eberlin knows that Krasnevin is none other than himself! Accompanying him on his mission is a ruthless partner, who gradually ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Plot: espionage, double agent, spy, photographer, secret identity, deadly, couples, mole, undercover, dishonesty, danger, graphic violence ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: west berlin west germany, england, germany, europe, east berlin ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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The Game (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 59 min.
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Story: London 1972. When a defecting KGB officer, Arkady Malinov, reveals Operation Glass, a devastating Soviet plot that could change the course of the Cold War, Daddy, the head of MI5, assembles a secret team to investigate. As the Soviets awaken a list ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, captivating ...
Plot: secret agents, espionage, conspiracy, mi6, spy, cold war, undercover, government agency, dishonesty, state affairs, kgb
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, soviet union, ussr, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.6
 346
Danger Route (1967)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Jonas Wilde, a British secret agent licensed to kill, wants to resign from his murderous work, but his superiors pressure him into taking on a new assignment-the assassination of a defecting Soviet scientist. In the course of the dangerous mission, ...
Style: eurospy, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: espionage, ship, secret agents, heroes, assassination, state affairs, hidden identity, disorder, fellow agent, one last case, political conspiracy, working undercover ...
Time: 60s
Place: london, russia, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.1
 193
Midnight Man (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA, Luxembourg, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: British soldiers force a recently captured IRA terrorist to cooperate with them and then assign him to go undercover with a gang of terrorists and prevent them from killing the U.S. President. But the spy isn't in long before he realizes that ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, undercover, terrorism, ira, rivalry, crimes, danger, law enforcement, downfall, deadly, graphic violence, working undercover ...
Time: 90s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.8
 382
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: captivating, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
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, europe, soviet union, britain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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 5.7
 720
The Defector (1966)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 106 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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, working undercover, political conspiracy, culture clash, political intrigue, chases and races, dishonesty, secret agents, race against time, danger, undercover, government agency ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: germany, europe, west berlin west germany, east berlin, german democratic republic ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Naked Runner (1967)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Sam Laker is an American industrialist, working in Britain, who has just been awarded an international award for industrial design. He is planning to travel to East Germany to attend a trade show and show off his invention, taking his 10 year old ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, realistic, microfilm
Plot: assassination, spy, danger, undercover, deadly, espionage, secret agents, child in peril, holiday, intelligence, invention, on the run ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: germany, europe, london, copenhagen, copenhagen denmark ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
To Commit a Murder (1967)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: France, West Germany, Italy
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A writer gets wrapped up in espionage.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: kidnapping, espionage, spy, state affairs, undercover, chases and races, heroes, graphic violence, danger, crimes, fall in love, rescue ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, bomb, police inspector, politics, state affairs, undercover, mentally challenged, dishonesty, danger, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1880s, 1930s ...
Place: london, england, europe, scotland, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.6
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The Chairman (1969)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An American scientist is sent to Red China to steal the formula for a newly developed agricultural enzyme. What he is not told by his bosses is that a micro-sized bomb has been planted in his brain so that should the mission ever look likely to ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, politics, espionage, race against time, cold war, spy, countdown, state affairs, chases and races, danger, secret agents, government agency ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: china, usa, russia, asia, soviet union ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Quiller Memorandum (1966)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Two British agents are murdered by a mysterious Neonazi organization in West Berlin. The British Secret Service sends agent Quiller to investigate. Soon Quiller is confronted with Neonazi chief "Oktober" and involved in a dangerous game ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, spy, heroes, undercover, crimes, rivalry, political intrigue, working undercover, racism, danger, secret agents, gang ...
Time: 60s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, albania, london, europe, scotland yard ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, special agents, soldier, tough heroes, working undercover, race against time, heroes, politics, crimes, secret agents, political conspiracy, undercover ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, england, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Democratic Terrorist (1992)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Hamilton is assigned to infiltrate a terrorist group in West Germany, a part of the Red Army Faction (RAF), that supposedly are planning an operation in Sweden. Hamilton is chosen because of his background in the leftist movement. As a member of the ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, espionage, undercover, secret agents, race against time, impossible love, moral dilemma, rivalry, chases and races, deadly, dishonesty, heroes ...
Time: 20th century
Place: germany, sweden, eastern europe, west germany, hamburg germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
A Line in the Sand (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In a remote village on the Suffolk Coast, Frank Perry (Ross Kemp) waits for his past to catch up with him. Previously a spy for MI6 working on Iranian chemical and biological weapons production, his reports led to the deaths of many Iranian ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, suspenseful, serious
Plot: espionage, hidden identity, undercover, secret agents, terrorism, on the run, government agency, betrayal, danger, special agents, heroes, battles ...
Time: contemporary
Place: middle east, england, iran, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Hamilton: In the Interest of the Nation (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Carl Hamilton manages to infiltrate an international gang that has stolen advanced Swedish GPS-guided missiles. But the league is subjected to a sudden deadly attack by a well drilled group of mercenaries of unknown clients. Hamilton escapes the ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, hostage, hostages, undercover, daring rescue, dishonesty, confined, heroes, working undercover, heroic mission, graphic violence, murder investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, afghanistan, africa, beirut lebanon, eastern europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, political thriller ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cold war, espionage, spy, berlin wall, chase, betrayal, special agents, manhunt, danger, secret agents, crimes, government agency ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: germany, berlin germany, east germany, europe, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, british intelligence, government agency, investigation, mole, betrayal, kgb, secret service, torture ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, budapest, england, budapest hungary, istanbul turkey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Bullet to Beijing (1995)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, Russia, Canada, USA
Duration: 122 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, europe, korea, st. petersburg russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.1
 494
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, suspense, tense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, espionage, undercover, on the run, haunted by the past, vengeance, working undercover, secret agents, law enforcement, rivalry, danger, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: hungary, europe, austria, ukraine
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Agent provocateur (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In 1994 South Korea, a female North Korean spy integrates herself as a housekeeper for U.S. military officer to steal classified documents, but soon worries about her cover when she falls for the teenage son of the officer.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: espionage, nudity (full frontal - brief), spy, secret agents, undercover, betrayal, romance, dishonesty, rivalry, government agency, state affairs, sexual content ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, korea, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: cold war, espionage, kgb, double agent, undercover, state affairs, danger, dishonesty, betrayal, working undercover, father son relationship, iron curtain ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: soviet union, france, ussr, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.6
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The Innocent (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A young engineer is sent to post-WWII Berlin to help the Americans in spying on the Russians. In a time and place where discretion is still a man’s best friend, he falls in love with a mysterious woman who will take him on the dark side of evil.
Style: sexy, sexual, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: espionage, danger, world war two, state affairs, secret agents, undercover, dishonesty, mysterious character, government agency, heroes, fall in love, political conspiracy ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Little Drummer Girl (1984)
Genre: Drama
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, political thriller
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, terrorism, mossad, political intrigue, undercover, intrigue, secret agents, state affairs, dishonesty, politics, double agent, mistaken identity ...
Time: 80s
Place: middle east, germany, greece, england, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.7
 24K
Madras Cafe (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 130 min.
Story: An Indian Intelligence agent journeys into a war torn coastal island, to break a resolute rebel group. He deftly maneuvers his resources to make significant breakthroughs, amidst a scenario where the enemy has no face and the only counsel is ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, terrorism, politics, manipulation, conspiracy, spy, secret agents, state affairs, dishonesty, escapades, manipulations, espionage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, 90s
Place: india, asia, sri lanka
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Plot: secret agents, espionage, secret agent, politics, state affairs, betrayal, heroes, special agents, government agency, undercover, crime, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.1
 411
The Inside Man (1984)
Genre: Mystery, Action, Thriller
Country: Sweden, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In 1981, after the successful test of a submarine tracker device developed by the Swedish scientist Paul Mandell and sponsored by the US government through his representative Miller, his industry is totally burned and the laser device is stolen. ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, espionage, secret agents, government agency, special agents, rivalry, escapades, danger, superhuman powers, working undercover, track down, missing person ...
Time: 80s
Place: sweden, stockholm sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%