Movies like Puppet on a Chain

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Puppet on a Chain (1971)
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Puppet on a Chain (1971)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Special agent Taube is on the case of a deadly heroin smuggling operation. This one is notable for an amazing power boat chase through the canals and waterways of Amsterdam
Style: exciting, rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious, surprise ending, neo noir
Audience: boys' night
Plot: interpol, prostitute, secret agents, undercover, boat chase, murder, crimes, drug abuse, special agents, drug dealing, clergy, partners, crime, chase, car chase, danger, chases and races, dishonesty, law enforcement, deadly, dancing, martial arts, espionage, airplane, fight ...
Time: 70s
Place: holland, amsterdam, europe, los angeles, netherlands

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, realistic, serious and exciting films with plots about pistol, gun, danger, chase, violence, gunfight and martial arts mostly in Action, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Puppet on a Chain: Caravan to Vaccares (1974), The November Man (2014), Detonator II: Night Watch (1995), Sanctuary (1998), Avalanche Express (1979). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Caravan to Vaccares (1974)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: American Neil Bowman is traveling through France when he meets British photographer Lila. They are hired by French land owner Duc de Croyter to escort a Hungarian scientist to New York. But they soon realize that the job is not a cushy number, and ...
Style: semi serious, surprise ending, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventurer, intrigue, chase, gang, assassin, scientist, photographer, gypsy, hitchhiker, deadly, chases and races, undercover ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The November Man (2014)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An ex- CIA operative is brought back in on a very personal mission and finds himself pitted against his former pupil in a deadly game involving high level CIA officials and the Russian president-elect.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, secret agents, espionage, undercover, danger, save the day, heroes, conspiracy, spy, law enforcement, dishonesty, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: switzerland, montenegro, usa, moscow russia, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Detonator II: Night Watch (1995)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Croatia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: UN agents Mike Graham and Sabrina Carver are sent by their director Nick Caldwell to investigate the theft of Rembrandt's painting, "The Night Watch". The trail takes them from Amsterdam to Hong Kong and involves them in not only art ...
Style: serious, suspense, exciting, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: art theft, forgery, investigation, undercover, espionage, escapades, adventure, danger, crimes, partners, heist, painting ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: hong kong, amsterdam, asia, europe, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 4.9
 625
Sanctuary (1998)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Luke Kovak is part of a covert group within the CIA that works on illegal black ops involving blackmail and assassinations. When his boss orders the murder of one of the team, Luke realizes how expendable they all are and gets out (taking proof of ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination, undercover, church, redemption, espionage, state affairs, rivalry, starting over, crimes, government agency, danger, clergy ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: italy, canada, toronto ontario canada, pentagon, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Avalanche Express (1979)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Ireland, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: CIA agent Harry Wargrave is sent to aid Gen. Marenkov, a senior Russian official, who is defecting to the west. Wargrave decides they should travel to safety on a train across Europe, the "Atlantic Express". During the journey they must ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: catastrophe, train, bio weapon, secret agents, espionage, cia, avalanche, kgb, danger, rivalry, dishonesty, on the run ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, moscow russia, zurich switzerland, milan italy, alps ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 2.7
 4K
Attack Force (2006)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Romania, UK, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Marshall Lawson is the commander of an elite military unit. Marshall Lawson loses his strike-team in a cold-blooded and seemingly random attack, and he takes it upon himself to investigate the attack, with the help of his girlfriend Tia and his ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, violence, serial killer, undercover, criminal's revenge, police investigation, secret agents, investigation, adventure, frame up, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Foreigner (2003)
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: secret agents, chase, martial arts, good versus evil, race against time, on the run, heroes, adventure, one man army, murder, political conspiracy, undercover ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, france, poland, germany, warsaw poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Evil That Men Do (1984)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico, USA, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Professional killer Holland is forced out of retirement to break a Central American government's political torture ring when one of his friends, a Latin American journalist, is killed. The murderer, Doctor Clement Molloch, is the master sadist ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bounty hunter, murder, hitman, vigilantism, good versus evil, assassination, chase, heroes, torture, revolver, martial arts, serial killer ...
Time: 80s
Place: holland, europe, latin america, central america
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Cleopatra Jones (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A United States Special Agent is assigned to crack down on drug-trafficking in the U.S. and abroad. After she burns a Turkish poppy field, the notorious drug-lord Mommy is furious at the loss of her supply and vows to destroy her.
Style: stylized, rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, drug dealing, party, hitman, pimp, chase, murder, prostitute, violence, police, urban ghetto, crime ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.8
 40K
The Gunman (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Spain, UK, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Eight years after fleeing the Congo following his assassination of that country's minister of mining, former assassin Jim Terrier is back, suffering from PTSD and digging wells to atone for his violent past. After an attempt is made on his ...
Style: exciting, rough, intense, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: agent as target, revenge, espionage, undercover, danger, hand to hand combat, chase, interpol, haunted by the past, assassin, betrayal, martial arts ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2014, year 2006
Place: europe, london, africa, barcelona, barcelona spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.1
 30K
Erased (2012)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Belgium, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A former agent of the CIA and his estranged daughter go on the run after his employers target them for assassination.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, suspense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: cia, assassin, on the run, family relations, assassination, agent as target, life turned upside down, lone hero, hand to hand combat, martial arts, family in danger, secret agents ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium, usa, brussels, brussels belgium, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Fear Is the Key (1972)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After his family are killed in a plane crash, a man plots an elaborate revenge scheme on those responsible. He sets himself up as a criminal in order to get close to a tycoon who has been approached by the culprits to help them retrieve the cargo of ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue, danger, chase, gangsters, car chase, murder, kidnapping, revenge, ocean, airplane, obsessive quest, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 70s
Place: louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.9
 105K
Patriot Games (1992)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: When CIA Analyst Jack Ryan interferes with an IRA assassination, a renegade faction targets Jack and his family as revenge.
Style: intense, suspenseful, exciting, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: terrorism, spy, revenge, cia, assassination, boat chase, danger, rivalry, hitman, secret agents, family in danger, government agency ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, ireland, london, north africa, new england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.5
 1K
Cover-Up (1991)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, Israel
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Mike Anderson, a tough American reporter on a dangerous foreign assignment, finds his own life in jeopardy when he uncovers a deadly labyrinth of political intrigue that threatens the lives of thousands. Dispatched to investigate a mysterious and ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, espionage, secret agents, military, heroes, spy, conspiracy, reporter, cia, terrorist plot, ambassador, chases and races ...
Time: 90s
Place: israel, middle east, tel aviv israel, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.0
 181K
Taken 3 (2014)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: France, USA, Spain
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Ex-government operative Bryan Mills finds his life is shattered when he's falsely accused of a murder that hits close to home. As he's pursued by a savvy police inspector, Mills employs his particular set of skills to track the real killer ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: one man army, frame up, revenge, murder, on the run, kidnapping, framed for murder, runaway, chase, crimes, graphic violence, confined ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, europe, california, malibu california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.1
 1K
Raw Justice (1994)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The mayor of a small town hires a bounty hunter to find his daughter's killer, but it turns out to be a very dangerous job.
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bounty hunter, prostitute, chase, bail bondsman, murder, mayor, revenge, violence, blackmail, explosion, law enforcement, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: new orleans, everglades
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Assassin's Bullet (2012)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In Assassin's Bullet, Slater plays Robert Diggs, a black ops agent who comes to work for Ambassador Ashdown (Hunger Games star Donald Sutherland), tracking down a vigilante assassin in Eastern Europe. The maverick hit(wo)man has been taking out ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, danger, track down, deadly, chase, crimes, revenge, foot chase, spy, female agent, terrorist group, femme fatale ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: bulgaria, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Black Moon Rising (1986)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An FBI free-lancer stashes a stolen Las Vegas-crime tape in a high-tech car stolen by someone else.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, heist, car chase, fbi, murder, violence, revenge, investigation, crimes, crime, on the run, car ...
Time: 80s
Place: las vegas, los angeles, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Safe House (2012)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: South Africa, USA, Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A dangerous CIA renegade resurfaces after a decade on the run. When the safe house he's remanded to is attacked by mercenaries, a rookie operative escapes with him. Now, the unlikely allies must stay alive long enough to uncover who wants them ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, twists and turns, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: cia, espionage, gunfight, on the run, secret agents, mercenary, corruption, betrayal, who to trust, danger, fistfight, consulate ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: africa, south africa, cape town south africa, paris france, langley virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Out for a Kill (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Aruba, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An unsuspecting university professor is an unwitting accomplice in a foiled Chinese cocaine deal. Wrongly imprisoned, he escapes to take his revenge and prove his innocence.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, neo noir
Audience: boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, martial arts, frame up, prison, murder, gangsters, organized crime, violence, vigilante, law enforcement, vengeance, criminal's revenge ...
Time: contemporary
Place: china, asia, hong kong, paris france, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.6
 18K
The Prince (2014)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A family man who turns out to be a retired mob enforcer must travel across the country to find his daughter who has gone missing.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, tense, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, missing person, daring rescue, missing daughter, partners, crimes, danger, crime, justice, confined, retired, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.1
 4K
Shadow Man (2006)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Romania
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An intelligence operative discovers that no one is what they seem in the shadowy world of espionage.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, espionage, martial arts, save the day, undercover, adventure, deadly, race against time, rivalry, danger, master criminal, intrigue ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, romania, bucharest
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
CIA Code Name: Alexa (1992)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A CIA operative kills a terrorist during a prison break. When a group of terrorists attempts to recover a microchip implanted in the man's body, one of them is captured and convinced by the CIA to work for them as an informer.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorist, espionage, femme fatale, secret agents, undercover, heroes, martial arts, kidnapping, terrorism, escape, prison escape, cia ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Scar City (1998)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young cop gets thrown in with a special police squad who are acting as assassins against hoods and who don't care who gets in the way.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, suspense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: danger, law enforcement, police investigation, partners, tough law enforcer, undercover, dishonesty, crimes, kiss, love interest, police officer, police ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
A Good Day to Die Hard (2013)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Hungary
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Iconoclastic, take-no-prisoners cop John McClane, finds himself for the first time on foreign soil after traveling to Moscow to help his wayward son Jack - unaware that Jack is really a highly-trained CIA operative out to stop a nuclear weapons ...
Style: exciting, realistic, rough, suspenseful, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: cia, car chase, danger, heroes, agent, bomb, escape, one man army, partners against crime, save the day, heroic mission, snitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: russia, new york, moscow russia, langley virginia, chernobyl
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Numbers Station (2013)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, Belgium, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When the moral values of a longtime wetwork black ops agent is tested during his last operation, he receives an unfavorable psych evaluation. Now he is given a break and a seemingly uncomplicated assignment of simply protecting the security of a ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, tense, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, undercover, survival, woman in danger, danger, assassination, twists & turns, vengeance, adaptation, betrayal, plot twist, happy ending ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, usa, nevada, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.6
 498
Hit List (1989)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A family man (Jan-Michael Vincent) and a mob witness (Leo Rossi) hunt a mob hit man (Lance Henriksen) who has mistakenly kidnapped the family man's son.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, murder, hitman, organized crime, mafia, missing person, vengeance, rescue, investigation, crimes, disorder, mistaken identity ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Urban Justice (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Seagal plays a man with a dark and violent past, who seeks revenge for the murder of his son.
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, revenge, murder, chase, investigation, gangsters, martial arts, danger, car chase, dishonesty, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.4
 125K
Killer Elite (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Based on a shocking true story, Killer Elite pits two of the world’s most elite operatives—Danny, an ex-special ops agent and Hunter, his longtime mentor—against the cunning leader of a secret military society. Covering the globe from ...
Style: exciting, tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, secret agents, mentor, rescue, swat team, spy, ex military, hostage, conspiracy, uninhibited rivalry, danger, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: london, middle east, england, europe, australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
From Paris with Love (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, UK, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: James Reese has a good job as an ambassador's aid in France, but his real passion is a side gig, working in a minor role in the CIA. He would love to be a full-fledged agent and can't believe his luck when he lands an assignment with ...
Style: semi serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: undercover, terrorism, spy, partners, embassy, danger, cia, hotshot hero, chase, heroic mission, one man army, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe, pakistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%