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, politics, battles, love triangle, betrayal, secret agents, love and romance, heroic mission, political corruption, couples, dishonesty, dangerous attraction, state affairs, undercover, government agency, romance, spy, unrequited love, englishman, pre world war one
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, betrayal, couples, state affairs, undercover, love and romance and politics mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like Pascali's Island: Betrayal (1983), The Innocent (1993), The House on Garibaldi Street (1979), Triple Agent (2004), The Executioner (1970). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, talky, tense, captivating ...
Plot: unfulfillment, love triangle, dishonesty, betrayal, danger, friends, autobiography, crimes, rivalry, couples, family problems, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe
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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: sexual, sexy, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Plot: danger, espionage, fall in love, undercover, couples, dishonesty, political conspiracy, government agency, infidelity, secret agents, love affair, heroes ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: germany, europe
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90%
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: realistic, serious, exciting, tense, sincere ...
Plot: kidnapping, mossad, chases and races, hopes, confined, heroes, hostages, crimes, secret agents, rivalry, haunted by the past, self control ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: argentina, latin america, israel
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82%
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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, psychological, realistic
Plot: espionage, against humanity, state affairs, secret agents, wartime life, rebellion, love triangle, revolution, greek, double agent, undercover, holocaust ...
Time: 30s
Place: russia, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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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: suspenseful, talky, exciting, serious, rough ...
Plot: espionage, spy, vengeance, mole, courtroom drama, danger, crimes, adventure, heroes, undercover, political conspiracy, dishonesty ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: england, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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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: realistic, tense, suspenseful, talky, serious ...
Plot: betrayal, espionage, friendship, russian spy, government agency, dishonesty, couples, suburbs, investigation, politics, friends, best friends ...
Time: 80s, year 1961, 1960s
Place: england, europe, scotland yard, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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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, serious, sincere
Plot: espionage, politics, betrayal, undercover, injustice, state affairs, uncover truth, racism, dishonesty, life is a bitch, false accusation, legal ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, new york, vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 5.3
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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: serious, realistic
Plot: heroes, romance, escapades, war, fall in love, wartime life, love affair, heroic mission, young lovers, forbidden love, love triangle, survival ...
Place: belgium, europe
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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, love and romance, curses spells and rituals, fall in love, romance, rivalry, couples, quarantine, battle of wits, marriage as hell, sea captain, marriage ...
Time: 60s
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64%
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: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: state affairs, friends, vengeance, infidelity, best friends, dishonesty, couples, political corruption, politics, rivalry, crimes, gunshot ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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: realistic, serious, melancholic, sexy, sexual ...
Plot: kidnapping, romance, love and romance, crimes, fall in love, sexual relations, stock broker, couples, missing person, culture clash, obsession, stockholm syndrome ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: thought provoking, suspenseful, captivating, tense, mind bending ...
Plot: price of justice, uncover truth, state affairs, dishonesty, political corruption, political conspiracy, amateur detective, mystery, crimes, life is a bitch, politics, missing person ...
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: realistic, serious, emotional, talky, tense
Plot: undercover, rabbi, politics, urban, impossible love, society, opposites attract, danger, mission gone awry, state affairs, unfulfillment, terrorism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, israel, palestinian authority, jerusalem
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51%
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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: gloomy, realistic, serious, biting
Plot: obsession, dishonesty, couples, infidelity, island, destructive relationship, love affair, romance, love and romance, mysterious character, dangerous attraction, politics ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: ireland, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: espionage, bomb, police inspector, politics, state affairs, undercover, terrorism, crimes, dishonesty, secret agents, danger, betrayal ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1880s, 1930s, 18th century
Place: london, england, europe, scotland, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Enigma (1982)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, France
Duration: 97 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, cia, dishonesty, politics, danger, government agency, political intrigue ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: germany, east germany, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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: tense, exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Plot: heist, betrayal, gangsters, crime, criminal heroes, crimes, crime gone awry, casino, destiny, battles, vengeance, wooing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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: realistic, gloomy, tense, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: island, dishonesty, hidden identity, undercover, redemption, family problems, obsessive quest, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, orphan, storm, woman slaps man
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⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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: tense, serious, realistic, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, boss and employee, woman in danger, estrangement, jealous spouse, power relations, couples, dishonesty, looking for love, couple relations, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, tense, realistic
Plot: conspiracy, state affairs, race against time, government agency, political corruption, manhunt, undercover, betrayal, military, politics, revolution, terrorism ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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: captivating, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, couples, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, haunted by the past, romance, wife husband relationship, other woman, adultery, love and romance, destructive relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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, serious, captivating, talky, intense ...
Plot: politics, political corruption, college, friendship, betrayal, political intrigue, society, manipulations, campaign, dishonesty, legal action, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, virginia, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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The Miracle (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The two teenagers Jimmy and Rose spend their vacation at the small Irish sea-resort Bray. Out of boredom they observe other people and imagine wild stories about them. One day they observe the blonde Renee, and Jimmy is immediately fascinated by her ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, psychological
Plot: friendship, abandoned by mother, single father, obsession, youth, love and romance, destructive relationship, coming of age, teenage life, couples, human nature, betrayal ...
Time: 90s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: betrayal, espionage, secret agents, heroes, political unrest, head of state, political conspiracy, government agency, parents and children, state affairs, working undercover, special agents ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: russia, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 200
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: realistic, serious
Plot: destructive relationship, murderous pair, looking for love, deadly, couples, dishonesty, dull life, infidelity, farm, crimes, love and romance, romance ...
Time: 30s
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: touching, realistic, clever, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: mission gone awry, parents and children, secret agents, adolescence vs adulthood, working undercover, state affairs, heroes, coming of age, espionage, family relations, undercover, single parent ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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, thought provoking, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: terrorism, secret agents, undercover, government agency, danger, moral dilemma
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: realistic, stylized, serious, psychological, erotic ...
Plot: open relationship, polygamy, swinger, voyeurism, mate swapping, wife swapping, swingers, swinger couple, impossible love, village life, unfulfillment, love affair ...
Time: 70s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.8
 346
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: serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating, realistic
Plot: espionage, kgb, spy, government agency, political unrest, dishonesty, secret agents, state affairs, love and romance, undercover, forbidden love, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1974
Place: england, london, europe, soviet union, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.9
 292
Secret Love (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Two months after their wedding, Yeon-Yi (Yoon Jin-Seo)'s husband Jin-woo (Yoo Ji-Tae)gets into an accident and falls into a coma. During this time, Yeon-Yi's life shatters from the seams. She misses her deadlines for work, while she has ...
Style: gloomy, sexual, realistic, stylized, serious ...
Plot: twins, love triangle, couples, dishonesty, dangerous attraction, love and romance, forbidden love, loneliness, coma, brother brother relationship, seduction
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%