Movies like The Patriots

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

Most similar movies to The Patriots

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, spy, secret agents and government agency mostly in Thriller, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like The Patriots: The Little Drummer Girl (1984), The Jigsaw Man (1983), Secrets of State (2008), The Serpent (1973), Brotherhood of the Rose (1989). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Little Drummer Girl
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, serious, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret agents, espionage, terrorism, politics, dishonesty, state affairs, undercover, intrigue, leadership, mistaken identity, political intrigue, fall in love ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe, germany, greece, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
The Jigsaw Man
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: politics, government agency, secret agents, assassination attempt, espionage, betrayal, cold war, political conspiracy, political corruption, political intrigue, working undercover, chases and races ...
Time: 80s
Place: russia, england, europe, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   83%
    User:   80%
 
Secrets of State
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, suspense
Plot: government agency, one man army, secret agents, assassination attempt, terrorism, espionage, terrorist, political conspiracy, working undercover, workplace intrigue, politics, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   82%
    User:   69%
 
 6.4
 800
The Serpent
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: government agency, secret agents, against the rules, espionage, intrigue, manhunt, spy, double agent, mind game, working undercover, chases and races, rivalry ...
Time: 70s
Place: france, europe, russia, germany, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   80%
    User:   71%
 
Brotherhood of the Rose
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA, New Zealand
Duration: 240 min.
Story: Romulus and Remus are two CIA agents, their direct instructor is John Elliott. They both were picked up at an orphanage by Elliott at the age of about eight, raised together as brothers and specially trained to supersede every other agent in the ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fighting the system, government agency, protagonist as suspect, secret agents, betrayal, assassination attempt, manhunt, on the run, espionage, uncover truth, frame up, political conspiracy ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   72%
 
 6.0
 778
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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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fighting the system, politics, government agency, secret agents, espionage, special agents, terrorism, race against time, uncover truth, vengeance, political corruption, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   47%
 
 5.7
 710
The Amateur
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, exciting ...
Plot: secret agents, espionage, vengeance, political conspiracy, political corruption, political intrigue, working undercover, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, rivalry, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, czech republic, italy, eastern europe, prague czechoslovakia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   60%
 
The MacKintosh Man
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: government agency, secret agents, adventure, against the rules, betrayal, prison, espionage, chase, spy, on the run, race against time, working undercover ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, europe, ireland, russia, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   47%
 
 6.8
 672
The Sentinel
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, gloomy, tense ...
Plot: train, investigation, amateur detective, government agency, assassination attempt, espionage, politics, haunted by the past, medicine, memory, murder, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, france, germany, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   47%
 
 5.8
 555
The Defector
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: government agency, secret agents, espionage, race against time, working undercover, chases and races, danger, dishonesty, escapades, undercover, culture clash, renegade ...
Time: 60s
Place: europe, germany, german democratic republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   41%
 
The Fourth Protocol
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, suspense, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cold war, espionage, politics, chase, terrorism, betrayal, spy, conspiracy, russian, british, nuclear bomb, surveillance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, russia, london, big ben london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   46%
 
 6.1
 381
Chameleon
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: good versus evil, government agency, master criminal, partners against crime, crime, secret agents, special agents, vengeance, drug dealing, espionage, undercover, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   39%
 
The Whistle Blower
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A war veteran tries to investigate the murder of his son who was working as a Russian translator for the British intelligence service during the Cold War. He meets a web of deception and paranoia that seems impenetrable...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, bleak ...
Plot: murder, investigation, uncover truth, mystery, cold war, fighting the system, dishonesty, state affairs, amateur detective, government agency, translator, espionage ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   38%
 
Requiem for a Killer
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, hidden identity, secret identity, assassination attempt, crime, palaces castles and temples, intrigue, danger, assassination, deadly, dishonesty, crime gone awry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: switzerland, europe, paris france, swiss alps, alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   45%
 
Who's Got the Black Box?
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: government agency, secret agents, assassination, mystery, espionage, legal investigation, uncover truth, murder, frame up, mistaken identity, political corruption, political intrigue ...
Time: 60s
Place: greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   52%
 
 7.6
 670
A Perfect Spy
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 374 min.
Story: This is the story of Magnus Pym, from his childhood to the end of his career in middle age. As a young man, there is little doubt that his father Rick was the most influential character in his life. Rick was a raconteur, con man, thief, black ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating, psychological
Plot: government agency, espionage, adventure, undercover, mystery, betrayal, introspection, cons and scams, midlife crisis, dishonesty, rivalry, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: austria, england, usa, prague, czech republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   44%
 
 8.0
 330
Harry's Game
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Harry is an undercover agent for the British army sent to Northern Ireland to infiltrate the IRA and find (and terminate) the assassin of a British Cabinet Minister. Harry is alone, the army hasn't been told he is being put in place, his wife ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Plot: track down, working undercover, chases and races, danger, undercover, hidden identity, terrorism, secret agents, assassination, vengeance, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   37%
 
Murder in the Central Committee
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, realistic, biting
Plot: private detective, investigation, murder, strong sexual content, mystery, who done it, crimes, deadly, government agency, secret agents, uncover truth, politics ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: madrid, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   51%
 
Funeral in Berlin
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Colonel Stok, a Soviet intelligence officer responsible for security at the Berlin Wall, appears to want to defect but the evidence is contradictory. Stok wants the British to handle his defection and asks for one of their agents, Harry Palmer, to ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, cerebral, bleak, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, cold war, espionage, chase, betrayal, british, hotel, murder, spies, politics, secret service, brainwashing ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: germany, east germany, europe, russia, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   40%
 
The Palermo Connection
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: italy, sicily, new york, palermo italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   33%
 
 6.2
 674
The Salamander
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough
Plot: murder, political conspiracy, crime, who done it, politics, police investigation, mystery, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, state affairs ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   36%
 
Midnight in Saint Petersburg
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: serious, suspenseful, 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: europe, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   38%
 
Paris Under Watch
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, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, computers and web, politics, city life, urban, chase, mind game, webcam, track down, voyeurism, chases and races, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   42%
 
 6.4
 1K
Triple Agent
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: government agency, secret agents, betrayal, espionage, uncover truth, love triangle, holocaust, political corruption, political unrest, wartime life, politics, dishonesty ...
Time: 30s
Place: europe, france, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   42%
 
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: suspenseful, serious, 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   30%
 
The Ipcress File
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: clever, suspenseful, realistic, cynical, suspense ...
Plot: espionage, cold war, spy, brainwashing, investigation, conspiracy, british, betrayal, kidnapping, murder, spies, secret service ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 60s
Place: england, london, europe, albania, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   43%
 
The Foreigner
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Poland
Duration: 96 min.
Story: This story is about a freelance agent (Seagal) who is the courier of a package from France to Germany. He soon finds that many people want to get their hands on it.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, anti heroes, government agency, adventure, secret agents, witnessing a crime, chase, assassination attempt, van, assassin, package, espionage ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, france, germany, poland, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   33%
 
Bullet to Beijing
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, suspenseful, realistic, cynical
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret agents, betrayal, espionage, intrigue, train, political conspiracy, working undercover, car chase, chases and races, danger, dishonesty, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: asia, europe, korea, russia, st. petersburg russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   39%
 
 6.2
 276
Autobus
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: hostages, on the road, unlikely criminals, hijacking, bus, love and romance, disorder, unfulfilled love, rage, school bus, gun, wooing ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   40%
 
 7.5
 2K
The Assets
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: 1985 serves as the backdrop to the final showdown of the Cold War when Sandy and her partner Jeanne Vertefeuille vowed to find the mole that would turn out to be the most notorious traitor in US History, Aldrich Ames. Sandy is in a race against time ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Plot: government agency, cold war, cia, secret agents, espionage, investigation, state affairs, undercover, spy, political intrigue, dishonesty, code breaking ...
Place: usa, soviet union, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   29%
 
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