Movies like The Patriots

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The Patriots (1994)
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The Patriots (1994)
Original name: Les Patriotes
Genre: Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Ariel, un jeune Juif français, décide de quitter sa famille pour partir en Israël et devenir un agent du Mossad, les services secrets israéliens. En participant à des missions à Paris, Tel Aviv et Washington, il sera initié à l'art délicat de la manipulation.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: government agency, secret agents, espionage, intrigue, manipulations, working undercover, state affairs, undercover, idealism, introspection, moral dilemma, politics, dishonesty, rebellion, society, spy, female nudity, impossible love, secret agent, mossad, innocence lost
Time: 80s
Place: israel, europe, france, middle east, paris france

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and rough films with plots about dishonesty, state affairs, undercover, espionage, crimes, deadly and politics mostly in Thriller, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like The Patriots: The Little Drummer Girl (1984), The Serpent (1973), The Jigsaw Man (1983), Secrets of State (2008), The Defector (1966). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Little Drummer Girl (1984)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: An American Actress with a penchant for lying is forceably recruited by Mosad, the Israeli intelligence agency to trap a Palestinian bomber, by pretending to be the girlfriend of his dead brother.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, terrorism, secret agents, palestinian, politics, dishonesty, state affairs, undercover, intrigue, leadership, mistaken identity, political intrigue ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe, germany, greece, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.4
 800
The Serpent (1973)
Genre: Thriller
Country: France, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Vlassov is a Soviet spy who defects in France. He is whisked to the U.S, where Allan Davies takes over the case. After polygraph tests and cross-examinations, Vlassov names several Western European agents who are also spying for the Soviets. Davies ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, psychological
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, double agent, espionage, government agency, secret agents, against the rules, intrigue, manhunt, mind game, working undercover, chases and races, rivalry ...
Time: 70s
Place: france, russia, europe, germany, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
The Jigsaw Man (1983)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Philip Kimberly, the former head of the British Secret Service who defected to Russia, is given plastic surgery and sent back to Britain by the KGB to retrieve some vital documents. With the documents in hand, he instead plays off MI6 and the KGB ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cold war, espionage, kgb, politics, government agency, secret agents, assassination attempt, betrayal, political conspiracy, political corruption, political intrigue, working undercover ...
Time: 80s
Place: russia, england, europe, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Secrets of State (2008)
Genre: Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In France, terrorist groups and intelligence agencies battle in a merciless war everyday, in the name of radically opposed ideologies. Yet, terrorist and secret agents lead almost the same lives. Condemned to secrecy, these masters of manipulation ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, suspense
Plot: terrorist, terrorism, recruit, government agency, one man army, intelligence agency, secret agents, assassination attempt, espionage, political conspiracy, working undercover, workplace intrigue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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 5.8
 555
The Defector (1966)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Professor Bower, an American physicist, is effectively blackmailed by a shady CIA agent named Adams to help the CIA obtain secret microfilm from a defecting Russian scientist. The reluctant Bower travels to East Germany undercover as an antiques ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, government agency, secret agents, renegade, race against time, working undercover, chases and races, danger, dishonesty, escapades, undercover, culture clash ...
Time: 60s
Place: europe, germany, german democratic republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.0
 778
Icon (2005)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 166 min.
Story: A former US Operative, who lived in Russia in his earlier years and had been married there with a child, comes out of retirement to face down a former enemy, now running as a candidate for President in modern Russia. Working with a Russian ...
Style: suspense, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: politics, espionage, terrorism, fighting the system, special agents, race against time, uncover truth, government agency, secret agents, chases and races, danger, heroes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.2
 276
Autobus (1991)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Bruno's girlfriend, who lives in another town, doesn't believe he loves her. Therefore, he decides to prove his love by doing something "crazy" and ends up hijacking a school bus full of children at gunpoint to go see her
Style: touching, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: gun, rage, school bus, hostages, on the road, unlikely criminals, hijacking, bus, love and romance, disorder, unfulfilled love, wooing ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.0
 3K
Wolf (2004)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Based on a true story. In the 70s, during the last stages of Franco's dictatorship, Txema, a basque construction worker, is arrested because of his connection to some terrorists who have just committed a murder. The secret service see in him an ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, eta, politics, betrayal, secret agent, infiltration, chase, on the run, political conspiracy, wrongfully committed, working undercover, life turned upside down ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 1K
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 ⇓
46%
Midnight in Saint Petersburg (1996)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK, Russia, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Harry Palmer heads a private investigation business based in Moscow. His associates are Nikolai "Nick" Petrov (Jason Connery), ex-CIA agent Craig (Michael Sarrazin), and ex-KGB Colonel Gradsky (Lev Prygunov). They take on the job of ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, track down, woman in danger, danger, secret agents, save the day, kidnapping, political conspiracy, chases and races, crimes, dishonesty, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: russia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Who's Got the Black Box? (1967)
Genre: Thriller
Country: France, Italy, Greece
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The widow of a murdered undercover NATO officer in Greece is the prime suspect in his killing. She finds herself embroiled in a bigger conspiracy about the sabotage of U.S. radar installations while trying to prove her innocence.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: murder, government agency, secret agents, assassination, mystery, espionage, legal investigation, uncover truth, frame up, mistaken identity, political corruption, political intrigue ...
Time: 60s
Place: greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Paris Under Watch (2012)
Genre: Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: An anonymous hacker has hacked all of Paris' cameras and observes the city unbeknownst to its inhabitants. Petty crimes and moments of stolen intimacy, he sees everything. Until the day that an explosion lays wasted to the Gare ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, webcam, politics, city life, urban, chase, track down, chases and races, danger, deadly, rivalry, surveillance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.1
 381
Chameleon (1995)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An undercover agent (Anthony LaPaglia) uses his rare personality disorder in pursuing the drug-cartel leader responsible for the deaths of his wife and kids.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, undercover, good versus evil, government agency, master criminal, crime, partners against crime, secret agents, special agents, drug dealing, espionage, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Palermo Connection (1990)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Carmine Bonavia wins election as the mayor of New York on a promise to legalize drugs. After the election, he marries Carrie and goes to his ancestral home of Sicily for their honeymoon. In his hotel, he meets Il Principe, a Sicilian prince who has ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hip hop, crime, gangsters, drug dealing, political corruption, campaign, politics, crimes, dishonesty, state affairs, drug abuse, frame up ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: sicily, italy, new york, palermo italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.2
 674
The Salamander (1981)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA, Italy, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An Italian policeman investigates a series of murders involving people in prominent positions. Left behind at each murder scene is a drawing of a salamander. The policeman begins to suspect these murders are linked to a plot to seize control of the ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Plot: murder, politics, political conspiracy, who done it, crime, police investigation, mystery, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, state affairs ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.7
 710
The Amateur (1981)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A researcher for the CIA who convinces his superiors to send him to the eastern bloc in order to avenge the murder of his wife by enemy agents discovers a web of deception underneath his wife's death.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, suspense ...
Plot: espionage, murder, politics, intrigue, secret agents, vengeance, political conspiracy, political corruption, political intrigue, working undercover, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, czech republic, italy, prague czechoslovakia, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
American Roulette (1988)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Carlos Quintas, the democratically-elected president of an unnamed South American country, has been deposed by a military coup. He is in London, the head of a government in exile, rallying international support. He is also a poet of talent and ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, exciting
Plot: politics, head of state, assassination attempt, espionage, political conspiracy, political corruption, political intrigue, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, state affairs, on the run ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.3
 511
State Affairs (2009)
Genre: Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A plane explodes above the Gulf of Guinea. An escort girl is murdered in a Parisian park. Thousands of miles separate these two events, and yet Nora Chahyd, believes there's a connection between them, much to his superiors chagrin. As Nora ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, realistic, clever ...
Plot: political thriller, investigation, crimes, dishonesty, betrayal, murder, political corruption, political intrigue, hitman, politics, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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The Clearstream Affair (2014)
Genre: Thriller
Country: France, Luxembourg, Belgium
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Journalist Denis Robert sparked a storm in the world of European finance by denouncing the murky operations of banking firm Clearstream. His quest to reveal the truth behind a secret world of shadowy multinational banking puts him in contact with an ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating
Plot: investigation, intrigue, legal investigation, uncover truth, corporate crimes, political corruption, politics, dishonesty, legal, state affairs, journalism, political intrigue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: france, europe, taiwan
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Rocket Attack U.S.A. (1961)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 68 min.
Story: It's the height of the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union with the Communists launching a spy satellite that has the Free World leaders in a panic. Fears about the nature of the satellite force the United States to send an ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: espionage, cold war, government agency, nuclear missile, adventure, danger, state affairs, undercover, save the day, chases and races, dishonesty, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, future, year 1957, near future
Place: russia, usa, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Informant (2013)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A story centered on a man who works as an informant for the French border patrol.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, dishonesty, unlikely criminals, crime, intrigue, political intrigue, working undercover, crimes, rivalry, undercover, life is a bitch, customs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The MacKintosh Man (1973)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A member of British Intelligence assumes a fictitious criminal identity and allows himself to be caught, imprisoned, and freed in order to infiltrate a spy organization and expose a traitor.
Style: serious, stylized, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, prison, espionage, car chase, double agent, government agency, secret agents, adventure, against the rules, betrayal, chase, on the run ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: ireland, england, europe, russia, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.1
 280
Blindside (1987)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Harvey Keitel plays Penfield Gruber, a once great scientist, reduced to managing a sleazy hotel. Gruber monitors the daily comings and goings of his tenants, mainly for his own interest, until underworld figures ask him to spy on a suspected ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: espionage, murder, scientist, hotel, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, drug dealing, adventure, intrigue, obsession, voyeurism ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Movie in collections
 6.8
 672
The Sentinel (1992)
Genre: Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 139 min.
Story: After spending some time with his diplomat father in Germany, a young French medical student returns by train to Paris to resume his studies. He is puzzled by the harsh treatment he receives from customs at the border but doesn't begin to ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, gloomy, tense ...
Plot: train, investigation, medicine, memory, espionage, politics, obsession, friendship, amateur detective, government agency, assassination attempt, haunted by the past ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, france, germany, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Murder in the Central Committee (1982)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The plot follows a private detective, an ex communist and former CIA agent, who travels from Barcelona to Madrid to discover the identity of the assassin of the leader of the Spanish Communist party who was stabbed during a blackout while presiding ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, biting, realistic
Plot: private detective, investigation, murder, strong sexual content, cia, communist party, kgb, mystery, who done it, crimes, deadly, government agency ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: madrid, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.0
 800
Spy(ies) (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: France, UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Vincent is a bright young man but has introverted personality. He is working as a baggage handler at an airport and refuses to follow a career path accordingly to his education. With his colleague, Gerard, Vincent used to steal objects from the ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, sentimental
Plot: undercover, terrorism, espionage, manipulations, dishonesty, secret agents, danger, love and romance, hotel room, spy, counter terrorism, attempted seduction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, france, london, syria ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.1
 219
Thunder Point (1998)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Former IRA agent Sean Dillon comes to the rescue when a woman discovers a briefcase containing plans that could destroy all of Europe. Dillon's assignment is to protect her until the plans can be properly destroyed.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, rough
Plot: espionage, bathtub, save the day, adventure, dishonesty, undercover, unlikely partners, criminal heroes, crimes, state affairs, ira, female nudity
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.5
 2K
The Serpent (2006)
Genre: Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A ruthless gang led by private detective Joseph Plender is extorting rich people and famous fashion photographer Vincent Mandel seems the next victim. He is married to Hélène, daughter of one of the richest people in Europe, but not quite happily. ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: vengeance, murder, crimes, obsession, psychopath, deadly, dishonesty, rivalry, cemetery, death of mother, drugged drink, tattoo ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Requiem for a Killer (2011)
Genre: Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Lucretia is a killer for hire. Specialised in poisoning and passionate about opera, she'll have to fulfill a difficult contract in the heart of the Swiss alps. Posing as a singer, Lucretia will have to appear on the scene of the higly exclusive ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, assassination attempt, assassination, hidden identity, secret identity, crime, palaces castles and temples, intrigue, danger, deadly, dishonesty, crime gone awry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: switzerland, europe, swiss alps, alps, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.7
 21K
Torn Curtain (1966)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: During the Cold War, an American scientist appears to defect to East Germany as part of a cloak and dagger mission to find the formula for a resin solution, but the plan goes awry when his fiancee, unaware of his motivation, follows him across the ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, stylized, serious, realistic ...
Plot: cold war, espionage, iron curtain, museum, secret agents, politics, working undercover, chases and races, dishonesty, state affairs, couple relations, political intrigue ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: east germany, europe, east berlin east germany, germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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