Movies like Pascali's Island

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Pascali's Island (1988)
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Pascali's Island (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: 1908: Pascali, a spy for the Sultan, sends reports to Istanbul that nobody reads. His suspicions are roused when a British archaeologist appears, who may not be quite what he seems.
Style: tense, serious, realistic
Plot: island, adventure, espionage, crimes, heist, heroes, romance, politics, battles, love triangle, betrayal, conspiracy, secret agents, love and romance, political corruption, couples, heroic mission, dishonesty, dangerous attraction, undercover, government agency, state affairs, spy, female nudity, unrequited love ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, pre world war one
Place: turkey, ottoman empire

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, tense and suspenseful films with plots about dishonesty, state affairs, undercover, betrayal, politics, espionage and secret agents mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like Pascali's Island: Triple Agent (2004), The House on Garibaldi Street (1979), The Innocent (1993), Harem (1985), Legacy (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, government agency, politics, secret agents, political corruption, life is a bitch, betrayal, undercover, rebellion, dishonesty, uncover truth, love triangle ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: france, russia, europe, paris france
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95%
The House on Garibaldi Street (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When Israeli officials learn than Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann may be living in Argentina, they send a team of secret agents to apprehend him.
Style: suspenseful, sincere, exciting, tense, realistic ...
Plot: kidnapping, mossad, politics, chases and races, dishonesty, rivalry, crimes, heroes, undercover, confined, hostage, self control ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: argentina, latin america, israel
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95%
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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, fall in love, state affairs, secret agents, undercover, dishonesty, mysterious character, government agency, heroes, political conspiracy, love affair ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: germany, europe
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87%
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 634
Harem (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Diane is a sophisticated trainee on the New York Stock Exchange who is suddenly kidnapped and held captive in a North African desert hideaway by Selim, an Arab mogul.
Style: serious, realistic, sexy, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: sheik, harem, stockholm syndrome, romance, culture clash, sexual relations, crimes, couples, kidnapping, relationships, moral ambiguity, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: new york, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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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: 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, ussr, britain, europe ...
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79%
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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 ⇓
72%
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, exciting ...
Plot: espionage, spy, adventure, heroes, betrayal, secret agents, crimes, mole, political corruption, working undercover, state affairs, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: england, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
An American Affair (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Mutual friends Barbara and Genevieve are both sleeping with District Attorney Sam Brady. When they become aware of their bizzare love triangle, they plot against him.
Style: realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious
Plot: friends, crimes, infidelity, dishonesty, rivalry, couples, politics, best friends, political corruption, vengeance, profanity, sexual content ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Betrayal (1983)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Pinter's semi-autobiographical play examining the surprise attraction, shy first steps, gradual flowering, and treasonous deception of a woman's extramarital affair with her husband's best friend; the entire story is told from the ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, captivating, tense ...
Plot: unfulfillment, love triangle, infidelity, dishonesty, betrayal, adultery, danger, autobiography, rivalry, friends, crimes, family problems ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Island (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Based on 'Jane Rogers' acclaimed novel, "Island" is a tale of yearning and retribution. Abandoned at birth, Nikki Black has spent most of her life in care sustained only by fairy-stories. Incapable of love, fearful and desperate ...
Style: serious, tense, atmospheric, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: island, family problems, hidden identity, undercover, life is a bitch, dishonesty, haunted by the past, redemption, orphan, obsessive quest, female director, storm ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Daniel (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The fictionalized story of Daniel, the son of Paul and Rochelle Isaacson, who were executed as Soviet spies in the 1950s. As a graduate student in New York in the 1960s, Daniel is involved in the antiwar protest movement and contrasts his ...
Style: realistic, psychological, sincere, serious, contemplative
Plot: espionage, racism, uncover truth, injustice, politics, undercover, betrayal, state affairs, vietnam war, life is a bitch, dishonesty, legal ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: usa, new york, vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Complicit (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An MI5 officer's attempts to foil a possible terrorist plot are undermined by bureaucracy and moral dilemmas. Will he make the world a safer place or be complicit in making a tense situation even worse?
Style: tense, realistic, serious, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: terrorism, secret agents, danger, undercover, government agency, moral dilemma, crimes
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, political thriller
Plot: conspiracy, manhunt, undercover, government agency, race against time, betrayal, state affairs, political corruption, fighting the system, military, dishonesty, special agents ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Galíndez File (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, UK, Italy, Portugal, Cuba, France
Duration: 124 min.
Story: On March 12, 1956, Basque Nationalist Jesús de Galíndez Suarez disappears from his apartment in New York, never heard from again. He had been working with the FBI and was about to publish a book critical of Dominican strongman, Trujillo. In 1988, ...
Style: suspenseful, thought provoking, tense, captivating, mind bending ...
Plot: uncover truth, mystery, amateur detective, missing person, life is a bitch, crimes, politics, dishonesty, price of justice, political corruption, political conspiracy, state affairs ...
Time: year 1988
Place: new york, spain
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60%
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X, Y and Zee (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The venomous and amoral wife of a wealthy architect tries, any way she can, to break up the blossoming romance between her husband and his new mistress; a good-natured young widow who holds a dark past.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, adultery, haunted by the past, couples, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, romance, other woman, husband wife relationship, wife husband relationship, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, victorian era, 1880s, 1930s ...
Place: london, england, europe, scotland, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Resistance (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Netherlands
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The epic tale of an American reconnaissance pilot downed in occupied Belgium at the height of World War II. Hidden by resistance fighters, the pilot falls in love with the wife of the man who will save him. When their affair is exposed, an act of ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspense, captivating
Plot: wartime life, forbidden love, love triangle, military, soldier, heroic mission, fall in love, love affair, survival, infidelity, danger, betrayal ...
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
I Know You Know (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Jamie, an 11-year-old boy, is fascinated by his father Charlie’s espionage work until the world of spies becomes all too real. Charlie lives in his own reality—an undercover agent, always on an important mission, always on the move. Life for ...
Style: semi serious, uplifting, humorous, exciting, witty ...
Plot: espionage, secret agents, undercover, government agency, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, state affairs, family relations, working undercover, eccentric family, spy, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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The Big Dream (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Italian Revolution, 1968. Police officer, Nicolas, wants to become an actor. He goes out in plain clothes and meets Laura who is among students against the government, Vietnam War and who seek sexual freedom. One day, his identity gets exposed and ...
Style: serious, thought provoking, realistic, suspense, tense ...
Plot: politics, rebelliousness, against the rules, state affairs, love and romance, follow your dream, secret movement, love triangle, youth, hopes, rebellion, student life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1968
Place: italy, europe
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54%
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True Colors (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Two law school friends find themselves at odds when one becomes a Justice Department lawyer and the other goes into politics.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, talky, intense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: politics, political corruption, legal action, college, friendship, betrayal, manipulation, political intrigue, society, campaign, rivalry, manipulations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, virginia, washington d.c., new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Family of Spies (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 175 min.
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Story: Fact based story of John A. Walker, Jr., a Navy Chief Warrant Officer with access to top secret cryptographic communications. As a result of mounting debts, he sold secrets to the Soviets in 1967, a practice that he continued thereafter. He further ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: betrayal, espionage, political conspiracy, parents and children, political unrest, government agency, politics, undercover, dishonesty, head of state, heroes, secret agents ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: russia, washington d.c.
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52%
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Love & Rage (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Isle Of Man, Ireland, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Daniel Craig stars as the notorious chancer in this interpretation of the affair between James Lynchehaun (who inspired Synge’s The Playboy of the Western World) and the ‘yellow woman’.
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy, biting, suspense
Plot: obsession, dishonesty, romance, mysterious character, love and romance, society, couples, tragic love, love affair, social differences, infidelity, destructive relationship ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: ireland, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Feast of the Goat (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Dominican Republic, Spain, UK
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Urania Cabral returns to Santo Domingo, after several years, and remembers her and her family's relationship to Rafael Trujillo, the Dominican dictator, as well as the events surrounding his assassination.
Style: emotional, rough, epic, realistic, serious ...
Plot: dishonesty, political corruption, homecoming, parents and children, introspection, family relations, strong violent content, conspiracy, rivalry, deadly, hopes, vengeance ...
Time: 90s, 60s, 20th century
Place: dominican republic, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Jerichow (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The Turkish diaspora in Germany proves the catalyst for this noir-flavored drama concerning the unlikely friendship between a veteran of the Afghan-Soviet war and a middle-aged Turk in need of a helping hand.
Style: touching, tense, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, forbidden love, dangerous attraction, crimes of passion, woman in danger, couple relations, boss and employee, dishonesty, love and romance, estrangement, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Plot: kidnapping, espionage, spy, undercover, chases and races, heroes, fall in love, graphic violence, state affairs, danger, rescue, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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In His Hands (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In Lille, Claire Gauthier is an ordinary married woman with a young daughter that works in an insurance company analyzing losses of insured properties. When the single veterinary Laurent Kessler claims damage in his basement caused by a flooding due ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: serial killer, dangerous attraction, dishonesty, crimes, danger, deadly, couples, murder, scalpel, suspicion, crime, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: flanders
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.8
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Summer Heat (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The young wife of a tobacco farmer falls in love with their handsome hired hand.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: dull life, farm, couples, romance, crimes, murderous pair, love and romance, deadly, dishonesty, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence, destructive relationship ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: usa, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.9
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Pack of Lies (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A couple learns that their friendly neighbours might be Russian spies.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: betrayal, espionage, secret agents, friendship, russian spy, suburbs, couples, friends, kgb, manipulation, dishonesty, manipulations ...
Time: 80s, year 1961, 1960s, 60s
Place: england, scotland yard, europe, united kingdom, britain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.1
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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: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: espionage, world war two, secret hideout, top secret, double agent, secret service, undercover, government agency, secret place, german, haunted by the past, secret agents ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 40s, 30s, 1930s ...
Place: europe, new mexico, london, new york, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Salting the Battlefield (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: David Hare concludes his trilogy of films about MI5 renegade Johnny Worricker with another fugue on power, secrets and the British establishment. Johnny Worricker goes on the run with Margot Tyrell across Europe, and with the net closing in, the ...
Style: tense, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: on the run, head of state, secret agents, undercover, state affairs, dishonesty, espionage, politics, cover up, conspiracy, british prime minister, spy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany
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41%