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: secret agents, parents and children, track down, dishonesty, deadly, undercover, state affairs, political intrigue, sniper, spy, intelligence agency, gunshot, brother sister incest, espionage, terrorism, 9/11, conspiracy, danger, chases and races, strong female presence, incest, assassin, sociopath, french, psychiatrist ...
Time: september 11 2001, 21st century, contemporary
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, danger, undercover, state affairs, deadly, secret agents and espionage mostly in Thriller, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like A Few Days in September: Paris Under Watch (2012), The Enemy Within (1994), The Serpent (1973), The Secret Agent (1996), Enigma (1982). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: tense, realistic, serious, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, danger, politics, deadly, rivalry, track down, surveillance, state affairs, mind game, voyeurism, police, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: conspiracy, manhunt, undercover, government agency, race against time, betrayal, state affairs, political corruption, fighting the system, military, dishonesty, special agents ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
 6.2
 936
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: suspenseful, psychological, realistic, serious, eurospy
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, espionage, double agent, dishonesty, chases and races, escapades, government agency, secret agents, manhunt, danger, conspiracy, kgb ...
Time: 70s
Place: france, russia, europe, germany, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
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, realistic, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Plot: espionage, terrorism, secret agents, bomb, police inspector, politics, undercover, state affairs, mentally challenged, dishonesty, crimes, danger ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1880s, 1930s, 18th century
Place: london, england, europe, scotland, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
Movie in collections
 6.0
 1K
Enigma (1982)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, France
Duration: 122 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, politics, danger, dishonesty, journalism, rivalry, government agency ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: germany, east germany, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 5.0
 384
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: rough, suspenseful, serious, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: terrorism, undercover, prodigy, secret agents, society, dishonesty, political conspiracy, political corruption, political intrigue, vengeance, campaign, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 7.7
 23K
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
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, terrorism, conspiracy, politics, manipulation, secret agents, spy, state affairs, dishonesty, manipulations, escapades, espionage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, 90s
Place: india, asia, sri lanka
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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, secret agents, undercover, state affairs, political intrigue, double agent, mistaken identity, deadly, politics, danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: middle east, greece, israel, england, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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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: tense, serious, realistic, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: parents and children, moral dilemma, deadly, contract killing, conspiracy, couples, danger, family problems, family in crisis, pig, shot in the hand, hitman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 7.0
 6K
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: cold war, espionage, kgb, double agent, undercover, state affairs, dishonesty, danger, betrayal, working undercover, father son relationship, iron curtain ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: soviet union, france, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 6.0
 883
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: suspenseful, sentimental, realistic, serious
Plot: espionage, undercover, terrorism, profanity, manipulations, love and romance, secret agents, danger, dishonesty, graphic violence, manipulation, female spy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, paris france, syria, france, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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, espionage, secret agents, race against time, state affairs, good versus evil, political conspiracy, danger, dishonesty, undercover, working undercover, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 4.0
 432
Days of Terror (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, suspense, psychological, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: political conspiracy, save the day, politics, undercover, danger, crimes, terrorism, state affairs, dishonesty, rivalry, murder, assassination ...
Time: contemporary
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.4
 1K
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, realistic, suspense, enigmatic, psychological
Plot: espionage, government agency, politics, secret agents, political corruption, life is a bitch, betrayal, undercover, rebellion, dishonesty, love triangle, uncover truth ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: france, russia, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, track down, espionage, retirement, secret agents, undercover, danger, special agents, revenge, cia, graphic violence, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c., bucharest, romania, kenya
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.3
 16K
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, enigmatic ...
Plot: espionage, betrayal, kgb, secret agents, politics, state affairs, undercover, government agency, spy, surveillance, cold war, nato ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1962
Place: cuba, paris france, new york, copenhagen, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Domino Killings (1977)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
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, rough, realistic, serious, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, assassination, conspiracy, vietnam veteran, espionage, witnessing a crime, law enforcement, assassination attempt, politics, heroes, state affairs, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, spain, vietnam, asia, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 7.3
 588
The Agency (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, espionage, cia, undercover, working undercover, secret service, deadly, government agency, state affairs, secret agents, terrorist, spy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Movie in collections
 7.0
 2K
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: suspenseful, psychological, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: conspiracy, alzheimer's disease, conspiracy theory, undercover, race against time, special agents, danger, government agency, deadly, mystery, assassination attempt, chases and races ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 4.3
 205
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, power relations, state affairs, danger, politics, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
To Commit a Murder (1967)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: France, West Germany, Italy
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A writer gets wrapped up in espionage.
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Plot: kidnapping, espionage, spy, undercover, chases and races, heroes, graphic violence, fall in love, state affairs, danger, rescue, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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: realistic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: chase, uncover truth, dishonesty, life turned upside down, obsession, state affairs, disorder, political conspiracy, hit and run, on the run, chases and races, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, denmark, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 3.0
 134
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: murder, kidnapping, deadly, drug abuse, crimes, danger, on the run, dishonesty, drug dealing, frame up, cons and scams, forced into action ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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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: rough, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, rivalry, on the run, secret agents, espionage, danger, rebellion, dishonesty, government agency, undercover, fighting the system, political conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: rome italy, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.0
 829
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: serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, crimes, crime, undercover, witnessing a crime, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, introspection, dishonesty, working undercover, rivalry, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, miami, new york, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 3.8
 852
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, mentally unstable, track down, vengeance, violence spree, sexual content, crimes, deadly, criminal's revenge, prostitute, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.3
 122
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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, scary, tense ...
Plot: murder, stalking, truck, school, terrorism, obsessive quest, chases and races, psychopath, crimes, on the run, danger, parents and children ...
Time: 70s
Place: rome italy, paris france, italy, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.5
 1K
Dirty War (2004)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After years of meticulous planning, a terrorist operation is reaching its final stages. The authorities have received no intelligence; they are in a race against time but don't yet know it. As the operation unfolds, we see the working lives of ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: radical, firefighter, terrorism, save the day, secret agents, government agency, race against time, special agents, undercover, crimes, danger, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The 9/11 Commission Report (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Independent writer-director Leigh Slawner helms this chilling dramatization of the findings laid out in the best-selling 9/11 Commission Report, a document that sought to analyze the circumstances surrounding coordinated terrorist attacks against ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, world trade center manhattan new york city, investigation, uncover truth, chaos, politics, deadly, danger, state affairs, world trade center, society, americana ...
Time: september 11 2001, contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, pakistan, manhattan new york city, israel, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.9
 14K
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, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: undercover, espionage, government agency, loss of friend, secret service, dishonesty, state affairs, spy, father daughter relationship, waiter, political thriller, conspiracy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%