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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, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, politics, secret agents, manipulations, rebellion, working undercover, moral dilemma, intrigue, society, dishonesty, introspection, idealism, state affairs, undercover, government agency, innocence lost, spy, female nudity, impossible love, mossad, secret agent
Time: 80s
Place: israel, france, middle east, europe, paris france

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and exciting films with plots about dishonesty, state affairs, undercover, espionage, crimes, politics and spy mostly in Thriller, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like The Patriots: Secrets of State (2008), The Little Drummer Girl (1984), The Jigsaw Man (1983), The Serpent (1973), Wolf (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, serious, suspense
Plot: terrorist, terrorism, recruit, intelligence agency, workplace intrigue, confined, state affairs, special agents, secret service, undercover, assassination attempt, good versus evil ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, terrorism, intrigue, undercover, secret agents, state affairs, political intrigue, politics, deadly, dishonesty, mistaken identity, danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: middle east, israel, europe, greece, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, kgb, cold war, chases and races, secret agents, crimes, heroes, state affairs, dishonesty, deadly, uncover truth, working undercover ...
Time: 80s
Place: russia, england, europe, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.2
 864
The Serpent (1973)
Genre: Drama, 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: realistic, psychological, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, espionage, double agent, escapades, against the rules, working undercover, chases and races, manhunt, rivalry, political intrigue, dishonesty, government agency ...
Time: 70s
Place: france, russia, europe, germany, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 6.9
 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: realistic, serious, rough, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, eta, dishonesty, political conspiracy, track down, on the run, fish out of water, danger, chase, life turned upside down, state affairs, life is a bitch ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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, 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 ⇓
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: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: frame up, rebellion, society, political corruption, law enforcement, dishonesty, against the odds, drug abuse, drug dealing, campaign, politics, crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: sicily, new york, italy, palermo italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, crimes, heroes, state affairs, secret agents, kidnapping, woman in danger, danger, save the day, chases and races, kgb, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: russia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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, secret agents, crimes, strong sexual content, dishonesty, government agency, deadly, state affairs, who done it, uncover truth ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: madrid, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.1
 283
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: gun, rage, school bus, crimes, unfulfillment, unfulfilled love, hostages, unlikely criminals, love and romance, hijacking, bus, on the road ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.8
 734
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: rough, serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: espionage, politics, murder, intrigue, hostages, vengeance, undercover, government agency, political corruption, deadly, dishonesty, political intrigue ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: italy, europe, czech republic, prague czechoslovakia, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, politics, chases and races, city life, deadly, track down, rivalry, chase, danger, urban, webcam, voyeurism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.7
 721
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: realistic, serious, suspense, enigmatic, captivating ...
Plot: murder, politics, political conspiracy, police investigation, danger, mystery, crime, political intrigue, state affairs, society, political corruption, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, captivating, realistic
Plot: investigation, corporate crimes, uncover truth, legal investigation, legal, dishonesty, journalism, political intrigue, politics, state affairs, greed, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, europe, taiwan
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.7
 23K
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: tense, suspenseful, serious, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: cold war, espionage, iron curtain, politics, political intrigue, working undercover, state affairs, secret agents, double agent, dishonesty, couple relations, museum ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: east germany, europe, berlin germany, east berlin east germany, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious, rough ...
Plot: murder, dishonesty, political intrigue, deadly, political corruption, whistleblower, snitch, government agency, law enforcement, righting the wronged, false accusation, legal ...
Time: 60s
Place: greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: terrorism, politics, revolution, assassination attempt, on the run, political conspiracy, dishonesty, deadly, political intrigue, political corruption, head of state, espionage ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, london
⇓ 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: exciting, suspenseful, serious, tense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, espionage, car chase, spy, betrayal, on the run, working undercover, rivalry, danger, crimes, secret agents, undercover ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: ireland, russia, london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 6.3
 524
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: cynical, twists and turns, suspenseful, clever, rough ...
Plot: political thriller, betrayal, state affairs, crimes, investigation, hitman, police detective, politics, murder, political intrigue, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.2
 407
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: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, undercover, special agents, couple relations, crimes, chases and races, secret agents, crime, criminal heroes, working undercover, partners against crime, dealing with death ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Ipcress File (1965)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: This espionage thriller represents a landmark in spy movies introducing the sly, dry intelligence agent Harry Palmer. The story, centers on Palmer's investigation into British Intelligence security. He's soon enmeshed in a world of ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, enigmatic, atmospheric ...
Plot: espionage, cold war, spy, political intrigue, double agent, undercover, investigation, rivalry, race against time, danger, dishonesty, politics ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: england, albania, london, europe, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.9
 304
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: espionage, murder, hotel, scientist, dishonesty, deadly, crimes, adventure, obsession, voyeurism, undercover, drug dealing ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.7
 683
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: gloomy, psychological, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: train, investigation, espionage, friendship, politics, obsession, medicine, memory, dishonesty, murder, crimes, state affairs ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: france, germany, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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, state affairs, save the day, chaos, undercover, dishonesty, government agency, danger, rivalry, escapades, adventure ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, future, year 1957, near future
Place: russia, usa, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Fourth Protocol (1987)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Plan Aurora, led by Kim Philby is a plan that breaches the top-secret Fourth Protocol and turns the fears that shaped it into a living nightmare. A crack Soviet agent, placed under cover in a quiet English country town, begins to assemble a nuclear ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, politics, chase, betrayal, undercover, race against time, kgb, military base, danger, political intrigue, secret agents, rivalry ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: russia, england, europe, glasgow scotland, big ben london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.0
 224
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, exciting, realistic, rough, serious
Plot: espionage, bathtub, ira, undercover, state affairs, save the day, unlikely partners, crimes, criminal heroes, adventure, dishonesty, female nudity
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.9
 1K
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 ⇓
35%
 6.0
 832
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: sentimental, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: terrorism, undercover, secret agents, love and romance, manipulations, dishonesty, danger, espionage, counter terrorism, spy, stalking, british secret service ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france, england, london, syria ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Bullet to Beijing (1995)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, Russia, Canada, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When long-time British agent Harry Palmer loses his job because the Cold War is over, he's promptly approached by a Russian bossman, Alex. In St. Petersburg Alex tells Harry of his plan for Russia's future, which is threatened because a ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting, cynical
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kgb, intrigue, danger, espionage, political conspiracy, state affairs, secret agents, bio weapon, save the day, working undercover, political corruption, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: russia, asia, korea, europe, beijing china ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: realistic, bleak, serious, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, working undercover, customs, undercover, drug dealing, intrigue, life is a bitch, unlikely criminals, crimes, political intrigue, dishonesty, snitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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