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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, government agency, secret agents, romance, betrayal, adventure, espionage, dangerous attraction, love triangle, heroic mission, political corruption, dishonesty, state affairs, undercover, heist, battles, politics, crimes, heroes, love and romance, couples, pre world war one, englishman, unrequited love, spy
Time: 1900s
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, couples, betrayal, love and romance, politics, state affairs and undercover mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like Pascali's Island: The Innocent (1993), Pack of Lies (1987), The Dance of Death (1969), Betrayal (1983), The House on Garibaldi Street (1979). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: sexual, serious, realistic, suspenseful, sexy ...
Plot: espionage, danger, government agency, secret agents, political conspiracy, dishonesty, state affairs, undercover, mysterious character, infidelity, love affair, fall in love ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: germany, europe
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95%
 7.0
 280
Pack of Lies (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A couple learns that their friendly neighbours might be Russian spies.
Style: serious, talky, suspenseful, realistic, tense ...
Plot: espionage, betrayal, russian spy, friendship, secret agents, manipulations, suburbs, dishonesty, best friends, government agency, investigation, politics ...
Time: 80s, 1960s, year 1961
Place: england, europe, scotland yard, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
The Dance of Death (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 149 min.
Story: An egocentric artillery captain and his venomous wife engage in savage unremitting battles in their isolated island fortress of the coast of Sweden at the turn of the century. Alice, a former actress who sacrificed her career for secluded military ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: island, curses spells and rituals, fall in love, romance, love and romance, rivalry, couples, quarantine, battle of wits, husband wife relationship, marriage, sea captain ...
Time: 60s
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84%
 7.3
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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: clever, serious, realistic, talky, stylized ...
Plot: betrayal, couple relations, destructive relationship, infidelity, love triangle, dishonesty, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, crumbling marriage, dangerous attraction, love affair ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, sincere ...
Plot: mossad, kidnapping, hostages, secret agents, post war, espionage, track down, rivalry, chases and races, government agency, vengeance, haunted by the past ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: argentina, latin america, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 6.7
 973
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: serious, realistic, sincere, psychological
Plot: espionage, government agency, betrayal, vietnam war, dealing with death, uncover truth, idealism, courtroom drama, false accusation, political corruption, racism, injustice ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1960s, 1950s
Place: asia, usa, vietnam, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
The Executioner (1970)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A British intelligence agent must track down a fellow spy suspected of being a double agent.
Style: suspenseful, serious, talky, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: spy, espionage, government agency, secret agents, assassin, adventure, working undercover, dishonesty, heroes, rivalry, state affairs, undercover ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 4.7
 572
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, melancholic, sexy, sexual ...
Plot: kidnapping, romance, missing person, crimes, sexual relations, culture clash, fall in love, love and romance, couples, bollywood, stock broker, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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 6.4
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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, psychological
Plot: espionage, government agency, secret agents, betrayal, uncover truth, love triangle, holocaust, political corruption, political unrest, wartime life, politics, dishonesty ...
Time: 30s
Place: france, russia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 5.9
 403
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: gloomy, serious, realistic, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: island, hidden identity, orphan, redemption, haunted by the past, dishonesty, family problems, obsessive quest, undercover, life is a bitch, woman slaps man, storm
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Plot: politics, dishonesty, best friends, vengeance, infidelity, political corruption, crimes, rivalry, state affairs, couples, friends, handgun ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Blood Oranges (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Cyril and Fiona are a long-married couple who travel to an unnamed tropical coastal town to follow their sexual fantasies. There they meet another couple, Catherine, Hugh and their three children. Hugh is a photographer who specializes in nude ...
Style: serious, sexual, realistic, sexy, stylized ...
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Time: 70s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.4
 550
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: serious, realistic
Plot: soldier, young lovers, romance, betrayal, survival, war, forbidden love, infidelity, love affair, love triangle, heroic mission, holocaust ...
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.3
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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: clever, serious, realistic, captivating, tense ...
Plot: politics, political corruption, betrayal, friendship, college, blind ambition, vengeance, political intrigue, campaign, dishonesty, rivalry, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, virginia, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.4
 550
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: gloomy, serious, realistic, thought provoking, tense
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Place: egypt, england
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Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
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Place: florida, virginia
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50%
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The Dead (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Ireland, USA, West Germany
Duration: 83 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, psychological, sincere ...
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Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe, london
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49%
 7.0
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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: gloomy, serious, realistic, tense, touching ...
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, immigrants, couple relations, couples, power relations, social misfits, boss and employee, dangerous attraction, forbidden love, looking for love, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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: mind bending, serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: amateur detective, uncover truth, mystery, missing person, political corruption, dishonesty, state affairs, life is a bitch, political conspiracy, price of justice, politics, crimes ...
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.0
 211
Fate (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Four friends bound by destiny and unbeatable in the dark world. When a casino attack goes wrong as a result of betrayal, fate turns them into enemies. Now, forced to aim the gun at each other's hearts, their unavoidable battle begins.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, suspense ...
Plot: betrayal, heist, casino, crime, criminal heroes, crimes, gang, gangsters, crime gone awry, vengeance, wooing, destiny ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.6
 406
Flying Blind (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Frankie is in her forties, ambitious and successful. She works in the aerospace industry at Filton, designing surveillance drones for the military. Shes never married, and is completely in control of every part of her life. Her closest relationship ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Language of the Enemy (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An American Jewish man visiting Jerusalem for the funeral of his father gets sucked into a world of violent intrigue after meeting a mysterious, beautiful Palestinian woman.
Style: emotional, serious, talky, realistic, tense
Plot: opposites attract, impossible love, politics, danger, urban, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, terrorism, political unrest, dishonesty, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, middle east, palestinian authority, jerusalem
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43%
 8.1
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Dry Summer (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A scheming tobacco farmer sets out to ruin his competition by diverting the local water to his own property.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, bleak, tense
Plot: summer, water, murder, betrayal, village, moral dilemma, wife husband relationship, farm, siblings relations, crimes, dishonesty, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Family of Spies (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 175 min.
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: espionage, betrayal, government agency, secret agents, special agents, political conspiracy, working undercover, politics, dishonesty, heroes, state affairs, undercover ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: russia, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.8
 334
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating, tense
Plot: espionage, spy, kgb, secret agents, undercover, government agency, betrayal, forbidden love, political unrest, dishonesty, love and romance, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1974
Place: england, london, europe, britain, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.9
 868
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: serious, emotional, realistic, captivating
Plot: infidelity, crumbling marriage, wife husband relationship, romance, dishonesty, couples, couple relations, destructive relationship, love triangle, haunted by the past, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
A Man for All Seasons (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Story of Sir Thomas More, who refused to accept the spiritual leadership of Henry VIII, and faces death as he struggles to remain loyal to his integrity.
Style: captivating, talky, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: betrayal, clergy, against the rules, integrity, royal court, ego clash, intrigue, uninhibited rivalry, royal family, fighting the system, politics, rivalry ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.3
 376
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: serious, gloomy, realistic, biting
Plot: obsession, mysterious character, disguise, dangerous attraction, romance, island, destructive relationship, infidelity, love affair, social differences, tragic love, love and romance ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: ireland, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.4
 632
In Your Hands (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Stockholm Syndrome. Feelings arise between a young kidnapper and his victim, a woman surgeon. He seeks revenge for a medical accident that prevents him from living peacefully and decides to kidnapp the woman he holds responsible. When the latter ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: dangerous attraction, fall in love, danger, romance, life is a bitch, vengeance, sexual abuse, love and romance, couples, grudge, imprisonment, police
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.9
 947
The Go-Between (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An elderly man pieces together his childhood memories after finding his diary from 1900, which he wrote when he was 13 years old.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: forbidden love, social differences, estate, love and romance, romance, society, countryside, youth, innocence lost, friendship, rich and poor, family relations ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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