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Pascali's Island
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: government agency, island, 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 serious, realistic, suspenseful and tense films with plots about dishonesty, betrayal, state affairs, government agency, couples, undercover and espionage mostly in Drama, Thriller and Romance genres. Some movies like Pascali's Island: The House on Garibaldi Street (1979), Triple Agent (2004), Pack of Lies (1987), Family of Spies (1990), The Executioner (1970). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Duration: 101 min.
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Triple Agent
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy, Spain, Greece, Russia
Duration: 115 min.
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Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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    User:   60%
 
 5.4
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Resistance
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
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System:   56%
    User:   51%
 
The Blood Oranges
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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    User:   54%
 
 7.4
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Burn!
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Country: Italy, France
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The professional mercenary Sir William Walker instigates a slave revolt on the Caribbean island of Queimada in order to help improve the British sugar trade. Years later he is sent again to deal with the same rebels that he built up because they ...
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Time: 19th century, victorian, 1840s
Place: england, europe, caribbean, portugal
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System:   54%
    User:   58%
 
 7.0
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Jerichow
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Country: Germany
Duration: 93 min.
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Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, tense, touching ...
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Smiley's People
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 360 min.
Story: Called out of retirement to settle the affairs of a friend, Smiley finds his old organization, the Circus, so overwhelmed by political considerations that it doesn't want to know what happened. He begins to follow up the clues of his friends ...
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Plot: espionage, spy, cold war, investigation, government agency, spies, mystery, master villain, pornography, mentor, loneliness, secrets ...
Time: 80s
Place: hamburg germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Enemy Within
Genre: Drama, Thriller
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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: fighting the system, politics, government agency, special agents, army investigation, betrayal, conspiracy, manhunt, terrorism, uncover truth, political conspiracy, political corruption ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   35%
 
The Domino Killings
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: UK, USA, Mexico
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Tucker is a chronic underachiever and a loser. A Vietnam war veteran who just can't seem to keep out of trouble, in the years since his discharge. The only thing he got out of the war was his skill with a rifle. Now, serving a long stretch in ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination, government agency, protagonist as suspect, secret agents, prison, witnessing a crime, assassination attempt, espionage, manhunt, terrorism, frame up, political conspiracy ...
Time: 70s
Place: asia, europe, spain, vietnam, mexico
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System:   43%
    User:   45%
 
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Triple Cross
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: France, UK, West Germany
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A safecracker turns double agent during WWII.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: government agency, secret agents, adventure, soldier, espionage, prison, betrayal, island, war, cons and scams, double agent, heroic mission ...
Time: 1940s
Place: england, europe, germany, english channel, paris france
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System:   41%
    User:   35%
 
Untold Scandal
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Based on the novel 'Les Liaisons Dangereuses,' this film is set in aristocratic 18th-century Korea at the end of the Chosun Dynasty. The irresistible temptress Lady Cho asks her cad of a younger cousin, Jo-won, to deflower the innocent ...
Style: serious, sexual, realistic, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: womanizer, betrayal, manipulations, mind game, romance, vengeance, couple relations, dangerous attraction, love affair, love triangle, sexual relations, social differences ...
Time: 18th century
Place: korea, asia
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System:   39%
    User:   40%
 
The Tamarind Seed
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: During a Caribbean holiday, a British civil servant finds herself falling in love with a Russian agent.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: romance, government agency, secret agents, espionage, intrigue, couple relations, infidelity, political intrigue, working undercover, fall in love, dishonesty, opposites attract ...
Time: 70s
Place: england, europe, france, russia, london ...
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System:   39%
    User:   43%
 
An American Affair
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: politics, dishonesty, best friends, vengeance, infidelity, political corruption, crimes, rivalry, state affairs, couples, friends, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
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System:   38%
    User:   44%
 
A Different Loyalty
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK, USA, Malta
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In January 1963, British journalist Leo Cauffield suddenly disappears from his home in Beirut. His wife Sally knew that he was working part-time for British intelligence, but was not prepared to be told by the British embassy that they suspect he ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: politics, government agency, secret agents, betrayal, cold war, treason, espionage, race against time, terrorism, couple relations, kgb, heroic mission ...
Time: contemporary, 1960s
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System:   38%
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Language of the Enemy
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: serious, emotional, 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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System:   37%
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Accident
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Stephen is a professor at Oxford University who is caught in a rut and feels trapped by his life in both academia and marriage. One of his students, William, is engaged to the beautiful Anna, and Stephen becomes enamored of the younger woman. These ...
Style: serious, clever, realistic, thought provoking, tense ...
Plot: obsession, infidelity, master and servant, human nature, romance, school, introspection, oxford, dangerous attraction, destructive relationship, torment, seduction ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, europe
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System:   37%
    User:   44%
 
 4.7
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Harem
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 113 min.
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Style: serious, melancholic, realistic, sexy, sexual ...
Plot: romance, kidnapping, loneliness, missing person, obsession, crimes, life & death, sexual relations, pornography, culture clash, love story, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, tokyo
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System:   34%
    User:   40%
 
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Girlfriends
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Architect Paul Thomas insinuates himself into the relationship of two bisexual women living in a St. Tropez villa with tragic consequences.
Style: sexual, serious, sexy, realistic, erotic ...
Plot: love triangle, gays and lesbians, obsession, dangerous attraction, romance, destructive relationship, new wave, infidelity, love affair, fall in love, betrayal, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: europe, france, saint tropez
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System:   34%
    User:   37%
 
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Restless
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating, tense
Plot: espionage, dishonesty, undercover, government agency, secret agents, betrayal, intrigue, love affair, haunted by the past, wartime life, danger, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 70s
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System:   33%
    User:   37%
 

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