Movies like Midnight in Saint Petersburg

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Midnight in Saint Petersburg (1996)
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Midnight in Saint Petersburg (1996)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK, Russia, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Harry Palmer heads a private investigation business based in Moscow. His associates are Nikolai "Nick" Petrov (Jason Connery), ex-CIA agent Craig (Michael Sarrazin), and ex-KGB Colonel Gradsky (Lev Prygunov). They take on the job of finding 1000 grams of weapons-grade plutonium stolen from the Russian government, though they do not know the identity of their client.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, private detective, crimes, heroes, kgb, kidnapping, secret agents, graphic violence, track down, political conspiracy, danger, chases and races, dishonesty, nuclear threat, rivalry, woman in danger, undercover, state affairs, save the day, profanity, james bond spoof, chess, abduction, ballerina, massage ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: russia, europe

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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 dishonesty, danger, state affairs, crimes, chases and races, undercover and rivalry mostly in Thriller, Action and Crime genres. Some movies like Midnight in Saint Petersburg: The Fourth Protocol (1987), Bullet to Beijing (1995), The Jigsaw Man (1983), Billion Dollar Brain (1967), Funeral in Berlin (1966). 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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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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
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⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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, realistic, serious
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Billion Dollar Brain (1967)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A former British spy stumbles into in a plot to overthrow Communism with the help of a supercomputer. But who is working for whom?
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, detective series, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret agents, private detective, betrayal, murder, kgb, espionage, anti communism, cold war, spy, revolution, tough heroes, danger ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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%
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 ⇓
45%
To Commit a Murder (1967)
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Country: France, West Germany, Italy
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Murder in the Central Committee (1982)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The plot follows a private detective, an ex communist and former CIA agent, who travels from Barcelona to Madrid to discover the identity of the assassin of the leader of the Spanish Communist party who was stabbed during a blackout while presiding ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, realistic, biting
Plot: investigation, murder, private detective, graphic violence, deadly, politics, rivalry, strong sexual content, dishonesty, government agency, undercover, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: madrid, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Rocket Attack U.S.A. (1961)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 68 min.
Story: It's the height of the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union with the Communists launching a spy satellite that has the Free World leaders in a panic. Fears about the nature of the satellite force the United States to send an ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, psychotronic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The MacKintosh Man (1973)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A member of British Intelligence assumes a fictitious criminal identity and allows himself to be caught, imprisoned, and freed in order to infiltrate a spy organization and expose a traitor.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
American Roulette (1988)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
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Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious
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Time: 80s, 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Jack Strong (2014)
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Country: Poland
Duration: 128 min.
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Style: realistic, captivating, suspenseful, serious, exciting ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 8.0
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 447
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Country: USA
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: UK, France
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⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Thunder Point (1998)
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Country: UK, Canada
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Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Kidnapping of the President (1980)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 114 min.
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Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Midnight Man (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA, Luxembourg, UK
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⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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The Fall (1999)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada, Hungary, UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In Budapest, two Americans live together. Adam, a former Manhattan prosecutor at work on his first novel, and Lisa, a cool hard-working financier who idolizes her boss (former Communist turned deal maker, Kovacs) as she tires of Adam's ...
Style: twists and turns, psychological, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: woman in danger, espionage, femme fatale, danger, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence, intrigue, chases and races, dishonesty, crimes, mentally unstable, mysterious character ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: hungary, europe, budapest, budapest hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.3
 589
Striking Poses (1999)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a beautiful paparazzo for a tabloid magazine finds herself pursued by a ruthless stalker, she is determined to emerge from this deadly game alive, and independently wealthy.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, neo noir, realistic, serious
Plot: stalking, kidnapping, graphic violence, psychopath, hitman, gory, betrayal, rivalry, journalism, special agents, dangerous attraction, haunted by the past ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Two Shades of Blue (1999)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Susan Price has written a #1 bestseller, a steamy novel about a woman's search for the ultimate sexual experience entitled, "The Dark Side of Judith." When Susan is framed for the murder of her fiance, billionare publisher Jack ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, enigmatic, sexy ...
Plot: murder, danger, undercover, frame up, woman in danger, life turned upside down, dishonesty, crimes, deadly, protagonist as suspect, phone sex, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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The Whistle Blower (1986)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A war veteran tries to investigate the murder of his son who was working as a Russian translator for the British intelligence service during the Cold War. He meets a web of deception and paranoia that seems impenetrable...
Style: disturbing, clever, suspenseful, bleak, rough ...
Plot: translator, murder, whistleblower, conspiracy, cold war, paranoia, british intelligence, life turned upside down, uncover truth, price of justice, graphic violence, rebellion ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.3
 248
Dead Innocent (1997)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Suzanne, a single parent and succesful lawyer, returns home to find her daughter missing. About to call the police, she is confronted by a disembodied voice warning her that if she attempts to leave or seek help, her daughter will die. Suzanne ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: kidnapping, graphic violence, mysterious character, danger, confined, crimes, chases and races, woman in danger, family relations, power relations, child in peril, missing child ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 4.1
 350
Hijack (1998)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A prestigious senator and the passengers on board a train are kidnapped by a militia group.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, terrorism, martial arts, hijacking, chases and races, crimes, confined, danger, race against time, save the day, heroes, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 ⇓
26%
 4.7
 252
Temptation (1994)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After five years in prison for insurance fraud the sailor Lanarsky is released. Together with his buddy Bone he gets a job as seamen on board the yacht owned by the wife of his insurance fraud-partner Michael Reddick. Lanarsky has a question to his ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ship, betrayal, crimes, deadly, woman in danger, criminal heroes, crime, cons and scams, dishonesty, danger, taking a shower, tape over mouth ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.8
 804
The Amateur (1981)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A researcher for the CIA who convinces his superiors to send him to the eastern bloc in order to avenge the murder of his wife by enemy agents discovers a web of deception underneath his wife's death.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: murder, espionage, intrigue, politics, hostage, against the rules, rebellion, crimes, undercover, government agency, deadly, secret agents ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: europe, italy, czech republic, prague, central europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 3.8
 428
Armstrong (1998)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The Cold War has just heated up! CIA Agent Bob Taylor (Charles Napier) arrives in Moscow with his new wife Susan (Kimberley Kates) with a highly secret video tape of Russian missiles leaving an unknown base near Moscow under the cover of darkness. ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, kidnapping, chases and races, secret agents, heroes, deadly, on the run, undercover, conspiracy, tough heroes, battles, injustice ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%