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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, secret agents, love and romance, heroic mission, political corruption, couples, dishonesty, dangerous attraction, state affairs, undercover, government agency, spy, unrequited love, englishman, pre world war one
Time: 1900s
Place: turkey, ottoman empire

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A Line in the Sand (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In a remote village on the Suffolk Coast, Frank Perry (Ross Kemp) waits for his past to catch up with him. Previously a spy for MI6 working on Iranian chemical and biological weapons production, his reports led to the deaths of many Iranian ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, serious, realistic
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Time: contemporary
Place: iran, europe, middle east, england
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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: realistic, serious, suspense, enigmatic, psychological
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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, talky, captivating ...
Plot: unfulfillment, love triangle, dishonesty, betrayal, danger, rivalry, crimes, friends, autobiography, infidelity, couples, couple relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, realistic, sexy, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: espionage, danger, fall in love, heroes, state affairs, love affair, secret agents, mysterious character, undercover, government agency, political conspiracy, dishonesty ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: germany, 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: realistic, serious, sincere, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: kidnapping, mossad, secret agents, hopes, crimes, chases and races, confined, hostages, vengeance, haunted by the past, dishonesty, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: argentina, latin america, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: realistic, rough, serious, talky, suspenseful ...
Plot: espionage, spy, political corruption, betrayal, courtroom drama, mole, vengeance, crimes, heroes, chases and races, state affairs, secret agents ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: england, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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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.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, sexy, psychological, tense ...
Plot: sheik, romance, stockholm syndrome, sexual relations, culture clash, couples, crimes, harem, kidnapping, relationships, moral ambiguity, missing person ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: psychological, realistic, sincere, serious
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Time: 50s, 1950s, 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, new york, asia, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: realistic, serious
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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, realistic, suspenseful, tense
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Time: 90s, 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 5.3
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Resistance (2003)
Genre: Drama
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Style: realistic, serious, captivating, suspense
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Secret Love (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 111 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Salting the Battlefield (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
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Style: tense, serious, realistic, captivating
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
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The Galíndez File (2003)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Secret Agent (1996)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 119 min.
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Time: 60s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Fate (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
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Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Island (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
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Style: tense, atmospheric, gloomy, serious, psychological ...
Plot: island, haunted by the past, orphan, undercover, redemption, hidden identity, life is a bitch, dishonesty, family problems, obsessive quest, storm, woman slaps man
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Manuscripts Don't Burn (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Khosrow and Morteza set out on a mission to kill someone. The assassination ought to be arranged as a suicide. At the last minute however, they are obliged to change their initial plans…
Style: realistic, suspenseful, tense, serious, rough
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Place: iran, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.0
 2K
Jerichow (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 93 min.
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Style: realistic, tense, serious, touching, gloomy ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
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Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic
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Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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: realistic, serious, captivating, talky, intense ...
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Time: 90s, 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: uplifting, semi serious, touching, humorous, exciting ...
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Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
A Different Loyalty (2004)
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, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: espionage, betrayal, treason, heroic mission, love affair, secret agents, working undercover, undercover, race against time, danger, journalism, terrorism ...
Time: contemporary, 1960s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 3.5
 229
Gypsy (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Andres is a flamenco singer who has just gotten out of prison after being falsely convicted of the murder of Romero, a member of his band. As Andres tries to re-acclimate himself to freedom, he discovers things have not been going his way while he ...
Style: serious, realistic
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