Movies like A Lonely Place for Dying

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A Lonely Place for Dying (2009)
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A Lonely Place for Dying (2009)
Genre: Action, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In 1972, the conflict in Vietnam continues. The creeping threat of communism grips the nation in fear. In an abandoned prison on the US/Mexican border, KGB mole Nikolai Dzerzhinsky waits for his contact from the Washington Post. He holds explosive evidence against the CIA, information he will trade for asylum in the United States. Special Agent Robert Harper's orders are clear: take the documents from Dzerzhinsky and kill him.
Style: tense, rough, serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, political thriller, student film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, kgb, law enforcement, confined, undercover, chase, escapades, track down, vietnam war, politics, cold war, prison, special agents, conspiracy, graphic violence, rivalry, manhunt, mind game, mole, cia, prison rape, embezzlement, electrocution, spy, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: vietnam, ussr, soviet union

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and rough films with plots about danger, rivalry, crimes, chases and races, undercover, heroes and deadly mostly in Action, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like A Lonely Place for Dying: Bullet to Beijing (1995), Assassin (1986), Dying of the Light (2014), The Suspect (2013), Assassins' Code (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Bullet to Beijing (1995)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, Russia, Canada, USA
Duration: 122 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: intrigue, kgb, secret agents, state affairs, political conspiracy, espionage, undercover, dishonesty, save the day, rivalry, betrayal, political corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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Assassin (1986)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A retired agent from an Intelligence Agency is contacted by the Agency in order to stop an ultra-secret robot who is killing some government officials. That will be not an easy task, because the robot looks human and it was specifically built to be ...
Style: serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful
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Time: 20th century, 80s
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83%
Dying of the Light (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Bahamas, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Evan Lake, a veteran CIA agent, has been ordered to retire. But when his protégé uncovers evidence that Lake's nemesis, the terrorist Banir, has resurfaced, Lake goes rogue, embarking on a perilous, intercontinental mission to eliminate his ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c., bucharest, kenya, romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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The Suspect (2013)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Dong-chul was the best special field agent in North Korea, but he’s abandoned by his government during a mission. While on the run, he looks for his wife and child, who were sold as slaves to China, only to discover their corpses. He soon finds ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, tense, suspense ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, north korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Assassins' Code (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A corporate assassination forces opportunistic double agents from three nations to fight to retrieve a high-tech computer disk containing schematics for a deadly weapon.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Hijack (1998)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A prestigious senator and the passengers on board a train are kidnapped by a militia group.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious, rough
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Armstrong (1998)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The Cold War has just heated up! CIA Agent Bob Taylor (Charles Napier) arrives in Moscow with his new wife Susan (Kimberley Kates) with a highly secret video tape of Russian missiles leaving an unknown base near Moscow under the cover of darkness. ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
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Place: russia, moscow russia
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74%
Sector 4: Extraction (2014)
Genre: Action, War
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
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Audience: boys' night
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Time: 20th century, 21st century, 90s, contemporary
Place: middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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On Dangerous Ground (1996)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK, Luxembourg
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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N.Y.C. Underground (2013)
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Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Last Run (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, Hungary
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Frank Banner used to specialize in helping Soviet spies defect safely to the West. Banner's wife was shot to death aiding such an escape. Now, with the Cold War over, Banner is called upon to safely escort an ex-K.G.B. man who is wanted dead by ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
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Genre: Action, Thriller, War
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Duration: 85 min.
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Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Con Express (2002)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Action, Thriller
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Duration: 87 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: USA, Australia, Canada
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⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.1
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Blackhats (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
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Style: serious, tense, exciting, rough, realistic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Shadow Conspiracy (1997)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Sacrifice (2011)
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Duration: 100 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough
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⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Eye in the Sky (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
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