Movies like A Few Days in September

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A Few Days in September (2006)
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A Few Days in September (2006)
Original name: Quelques jours en septembre
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, France, Portugal
Duration: 116 min.
Story: 1 September 2001. Elliot, an American C.I.A. agent holding top secret information on the immediate future of the world, disappears. His sole aim was to meet his daughter Orlando, whom he abandoned ten years before. Irène, a French agent who used to work with him, and David, his adoptive son, will help him and lead the girl to her father. Chased by William Pound, a strangely poetic psycho, they will defy the dangers of international espionage from Paris to Venice and finally get to Elliot on 11 September 2001.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, tense
Plot: intelligence agency, secret agents, undercover, parents and children, dishonesty, track down, state affairs, sniper, spy, incest, empire, nudity (full frontal - brief), law enforcement, political intrigue, 9/11, terrorism, conspiracy, espionage, strong female presence, brother sister incest, assassin, murder, gunfight, sociopath, psychiatrist ...
Time: september 11 2001, future, contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, venice, italy, france, europe, afghanistan, usa ...

Most similar movies to A Few Days in September

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and tense films with plots about dishonesty, undercover, danger, state affairs, espionage, secret agents and spy mostly in Thriller, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like A Few Days in September: Spy(ies) (2009), The Enemy Within (1994), The Secret Agent (1996), Paris Under Watch (2012), The Serpent (1973). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: realistic, suspenseful, sentimental, serious, bleak ...
Plot: british secret service, terrorism, female spy, espionage, undercover, dishonesty, love and romance, secret agents, spy, counter terrorism, terrorist attack, empire ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, syria, london, paris france, france ...
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95%
The Enemy Within (1994)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Colonel Casey discovers what appears to be plans by General Lloyd to use fake military excercises to assist Jack Giddings in his plans to remove President Foster from office. Colonel Casey, and President Foster must find evidence that there is a ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic, political thriller
Plot: conspiracy, political conspiracy, terrorism, political corruption, betrayal, state affairs, race against time, government agency, manhunt, undercover, revolution, political intrigue ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
The Secret Agent (1996)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: London of the late 19th century is a haven for political exiles of all sorts - refugees, partisans, anarchists. Verloc has made his living spying for the Russian goverment, an agent provacateur of sorts, while simultaneously providing information to ...
Style: psychological, harsh, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: terrorism, spy, betrayal, espionage, bomb, politics, murder mystery, sabotage, police inspector, russian, conspiracy, secret agents ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1930s, 1880s, 18th century
Place: london, england, scotland, europe, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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: realistic, tense, serious, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, rivalry, politics, track down, surveillance, computer hacker, mind game, state affairs, voyeurism, murder, police, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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The Serpent (1973)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 113 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, realistic, suspenseful, psychological, eurospy
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, soviet spy, kgb, cold war, double agent, espionage, working undercover, political intrigue, undercover, against the rules, dishonesty, intrigue ...
Time: 70s
Place: france, russia, europe, munich germany, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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, serious, exciting, suspense ...
Plot: terrorist, counter terrorism, intelligence agency, secret agents, espionage, race against time, state affairs, good versus evil, political conspiracy, dishonesty, special agents, politics ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 4.8
 436
Confess (2005)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 89 min.
Story: political thriller that charts the exploits of disillusioned ex-hacker Terell Lessor. A return to New York, coupled with a humiliating attempt at getting a new job, serves as the catalyst for him to take action against those who slighted him in the ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: terrorism, undercover, secret agents, prodigy, campaign, politics, rebellion, fighting the system, society, rivalry, dishonesty, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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Enigma (1982)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, France
Duration: 101 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: suspenseful, intense, serious, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: cold war, kgb, spy, iron curtain, espionage, assassination, undercover, cia, dishonesty, politics, journalism, government agency ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: east germany, germany, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Movie in collections
 7.6
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Madras Cafe (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 130 min.
Story: An Indian Intelligence agent journeys into a war torn coastal island, to break a resolute rebel group. He deftly maneuvers his resources to make significant breakthroughs, amidst a scenario where the enemy has no face and the only counsel is ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic, political
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, politics, conspiracy, spy, undercover, manipulation, secret agents, state affairs, escapades, dishonesty, espionage, assassination attempt ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s
Place: india, asia, sri lanka
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Through the Air (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Vincent, a former air rifle champion lives a quiet life with his wife and his daughter. Despite his happy family life he ends up with economic problems. One day at the shooting range he meets the mysterious Renaud who promises him a solution to his ...
Style: psychological, tense, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: parents and children, moral dilemma, contract killing, conspiracy, couples, family problems, family in crisis, boat, debt, hospital, hitman, pig ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, espionage, retirement, track down, undercover, special agents, secret agents, spy, revenge, cia, law enforcement, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c., bucharest, kenya, romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
The Little Drummer Girl (1984)
Genre: Drama
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: realistic, suspenseful, tense, serious, political thriller
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mossad, politics, espionage, terrorism, state affairs, intrigue, undercover, secret agents, political intrigue, double agent, dishonesty, mistaken identity ...
Time: 80s
Place: middle east, israel, england, germany, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.1
 6K
Möbius (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Belgium, Luxembourg
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An FSB officer fall in love with his agent, an American woman who works as a trader in a Russian bank.
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, serious, stylized
Plot: espionage, spy, secret mission, fall in love, intrigue, love and romance, dishonesty, undercover, money laundering, one night stand, financial crisis, russian ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: cote d'azur, europe, moscow russia, monaco
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.9
 7K
Farewell (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Engaging, emotional and riveting, FAREWELL is an intricate and highly intelligent thriller pulled from the pages of history— about an ordinary man thrust into the biggest theft of Soviet information of the Cold War. Ronald Reagan called this piece ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, political ...
Plot: cold war, espionage, spy, double agent, undercover, working undercover, dishonesty, state affairs, betrayal, kgb, father son relationship, iron curtain ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: france, russia, ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 3.8
 469
Fatwa (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In the midst of a personal crisis, junior senator Maggie Davidson (Holly) ascertains that she's the subject of a terrorist plot.
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: save the day, political conspiracy, undercover, politics, crimes, terrorism, rivalry, dishonesty, state affairs, murder, empire, heroes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 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: realistic, serious, suspense, enigmatic, psychological
Plot: spy, espionage, secret agents, politics, government agency, life is a bitch, betrayal, undercover, political corruption, uncover truth, rebellion, dishonesty ...
Time: 1930s
Place: russia, france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.2
 18K
Topaz (1969)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: A French intelligence agent becomes embroiled in the Cold War politics first with uncovering the events leading up to the 1962 Cuban Missle Crisis, and then back to France to break up an international Russian spy ring.
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, psychological, sexy ...
Plot: spy, cold war, espionage, betrayal, surveillance, cuban missile crisis, kgb, secret agents, politics, state affairs, undercover, government agency ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1962
Place: cuba, france, paris france, copenhagen, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Domino Killings (1977)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
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: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: conspiracy, prison, vietnam war, terrorism, vietnam veteran, assassination, secret organization, prison escape, politics, law enforcement, espionage, secret agents ...
Time: 70s
Place: vietnam, spain, asia, europe, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 2K
The Agency (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: The Agency is a CBS television drama that followed the inner-workings of the CIA. The series was created by Michael Frost Beckner and was executive produced by Michael Frost Beckner, Shaun Cassidy Productions and Radiant Productions in association ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, terrorism, espionage, cia, undercover, working undercover, state affairs, government agency, secret service, terrorist, conspiracy, secret agents ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.9
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Safe House (1998)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A psychological thriller; Mace Sowell, an ex-intelligence operative and whose past government activities catches up with him, faces his own mortality, in the shape of the onset of Alzheimer's disease. Holding the electronic key to secret ...
Style: political, exciting, mind bending, serious, realistic ...
Plot: alzheimer's disease, political conspiracy, home invasion, conspiracy theory, conspiracy, dishonesty, assassination attempt, undercover, espionage, life is a bitch, government agency, fighting the system ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 4.4
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Quicksand (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, India
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Randi Stewart is a sergeant on a marine base where her father is the commanding officer. She is being treated by the new base psychiatrist, Bill Turner. Her brother, Gordon Stewart is running for political office. General Stewart is murdered and ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, psychotronic
Plot: army investigation, murder, psychiatrist, uncover truth, dangerous attraction, military life, dishonesty, femme fatale, life is a bitch, state affairs, military, politics ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Listening (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Estranged by the degree of corporate influence within the largest U.S. listening station in the world, an aging NSA officer defects and mounts a clandestine counter-listening station high in the Italian alps.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, espionage, secret agents, rivalry, on the run, political conspiracy, working undercover, life turned upside down, rebellion, government agency, undercover, fighting the system ...
Time: contemporary
Place: rome italy, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Everything Will Be Fine (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Denmark, Sweden, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A writer-director known for becoming obsessed with his own stories, Jacob Falk stumbles upon photographs of prisoners of war being tortured by Danish soldiers.Suspecting a political conspiracy, Falk falls into a frenetic chase to reveal the mystery ...
Style: exciting, realistic, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Plot: chase, dishonesty, uncover truth, obsession, disorder, state affairs, life turned upside down, on the run, political conspiracy, life is a bitch, hit and run, flashback ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, denmark, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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In the Shadows (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When a stunt man dies in Miami, his uncle, a New York mob boss, sends a hit man to tail the stunt coordinator, whom the boss wants dead. The hit man, Eric O'Bryne, gets close to his mark's daughter, and through her he asks her dad to teach ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, witnessing a crime, undercover, crimes, working undercover, criminal heroes, gangsters, dishonesty, crime gone awry, introspection, rivalry, stuntman ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, florida, new york, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.8
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Page Eight (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Page Eight is lovingly turned, with elegant writing, a flawless cast and a heartfelt message from writer/director David Hare about the danger zone where spies and politicians meet. The tension builds gently as we follow the fortunes of Johnny ...
Style: serious, tense, realistic, political, captivating ...
Plot: spy, espionage, secret service, government agency, undercover, loss of friend, blackmail, dishonesty, state affairs, father daughter relationship, politician, politics ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Ipcress File (1965)
Genre: Drama, 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: atmospheric, suspenseful, suspense, exciting, tense ...
Plot: espionage, cold war, spy, conspiracy, brainwashing, double agent, investigation, politics, british, political intrigue, undercover, rivalry ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: london, albania, england, berlin germany, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 2.9
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Good Chemistry (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After picking up an alluring woman,Toby, a gifted chemist slumming as a high school teacher, is kidnapped by her violent boyfriend and ordered to use his skills to create methamphetamine for a group of drug traffickers. When Toby refuses, his ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: chemistry, murder, kidnapping, drug abuse, dishonesty, drug dealing, on the run, crimes, cons and scams, frame up, confined, farm ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Silent War (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An espionage thriller set in the 1950s and adapted from the novel "Year Suan/Plot Against" by May Jia. Tony Leung Chiu Wai plays a blind man who works for a piano tuner. He is recruited for a spy mission because of his exceptional hearing.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, intelligence agency, war, political unrest, undercover, blind man, espionage, code breaking, disability, dishonesty, state affairs, secret agents ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: hong kong, asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 3.7
 946
Toxic (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The lives of a nightclub owner, a crime boss, a stripper, a bartender, two hitmen, a prostitute and a psychic take a turn for the worse when they are trapped in an escaped mental patient's sinister path of madness and destruction.
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, mental illness, track down, mentally unstable, violence spree, vengeance, crimes, criminal's revenge, sexual content, murder, empire, strip club ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.3
 156
The Passengers (1977)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A man and his stepson driving across Europe are terrorized by a man following them in a pickup truck.
Style: road movie, tense, psychological, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: murder, stalking, stepfather stepson relationship, obsession, fear, car chase, road trip, boy, truck, killer, crimes, parents and children ...
Time: 70s
Place: paris france, rome italy, italy, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%