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The Quiller Memorandum (1966)
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The Quiller Memorandum (1966)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Two British agents are murdered by a mysterious Neonazi organization in West Berlin. The British Secret Service sends agent Quiller to investigate. Soon Quiller is confronted with Neonazi chief "Oktober" and involved in a dangerous game where each side tries to find out the enemy's headquarters at any price.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, spy, crimes, gang, heroes, racism, secret agents, political intrigue, working undercover, danger, rivalry, undercover, cold war, neo nazi, car chase, murder, british intelligence, redhead, phone booth, evil man, truth serum
Time: 60s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany

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Most similar movies to The Quiller Memorandum

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, realistic, serious and exciting films with plots about dishonesty, undercover, espionage, spy, danger, chases and races and secret agents mostly in Thriller, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like The Quiller Memorandum: Maroc 7 (1967), To Commit a Murder (1967), The Deadly Affair (1967), Smiley's People (1982), The Executioner (1970). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 4.9
 171
Maroc 7 (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The lady of a top fashion magazine doubles as a jewel thief and becomes involved in Moroccan intrigue.
Style: stylized, rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: intrigue, espionage, spy, deadly, law enforcement, criminal's revenge, secret agents, gang, criminal heroes, dishonesty, crime, heist ...
Time: 60s
Place: morocco
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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 ⇓
76%
The Deadly Affair (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Charles Dobbs is a British secret agent investigating the apparent suicide of Foreign Office official Samuel Fennan. Dobbs suspects that Fennan's wife, Elsa, a survivor of a Nazi Germany extermination camp, might have some clues, but other ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, exciting, psychological ...
Plot: private detective, espionage, uncover truth, infidelity, office, political corruption, love affair, working undercover, danger, crimes, civil servant, state affairs ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Smiley's People (1982)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Called out of retirement to settle the affairs of a friend, Smiley finds his old organization, the Circus, so overwhelmed by political considerations that it doesn't want to know what happened. He begins to follow up the clues of his friends ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, complex, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: espionage, cold war, spy, assassination attempt, investigation, working undercover, secret agents, defector, conspiracy, secret service, double agent, political corruption ...
Time: 80s
Place: hamburg germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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The Executioner (1970)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A British intelligence agent must track down a fellow spy suspected of being a double agent.
Style: rough, suspenseful, talky, exciting, serious ...
Plot: espionage, spy, heroes, danger, undercover, rivalry, crimes, state affairs, government agency, adventure, graphic violence, courtroom drama ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: england, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.2
 434
The Upper Hand (1966)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In Paris, a gold smuggler is at war with other local gangsters who want piece of the action. Then the mob shows up and makes things worse. And an undercover US Treasury Department agent is trying to infiltrate the smuggle business.
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: special agents, hidden identity, crimes, chases and races, government agency, heroes, criminal heroes, unemployment, disorder, danger, gangsters, undercover ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: cuba, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 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 ⇓
67%
 5.9
 896
The Double Man (1967)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In a complex piece of espionage the Russian secret service attempts to kidnap a high ranking officer in the CIA and replace him with a double of its own.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: espionage, skiing, mountain, spy, rivalry, government agency, chases and races, deadly, state affairs, dishonesty, conspiracy, undercover ...
Time: 60s
Place: austria, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 5.8
 672
The Defector (1966)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 100 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: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, political conspiracy, political intrigue, conspiracy, culture clash, working undercover, hitman, race against time, state affairs, military, dishonesty, danger ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, germany, west berlin west germany, east berlin, german democratic republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 4.1
 378
The Inside Man (1984)
Genre: Mystery, Action, Thriller
Country: Sweden, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In 1981, after the successful test of a submarine tracker device developed by the Swedish scientist Paul Mandell and sponsored by the US government through his representative Miller, his industry is totally burned and the laser device is stolen. ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, secret agents, espionage, danger, government agency, special agents, deadly, dangerous animal, undercover, working undercover, track down, missing person ...
Time: 80s
Place: sweden, eastern europe, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.9
 1K
Brass Target (1978)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, War
Country: USA, West Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 111 min.
Story: General George S. Patton died in a car accident in 1945. However, now speculates that his death was actually a murder carefully prepared by his staff to cover a large theft of gold.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful
Plot: gold, mystery, adventure, dishonesty, danger, crimes, deadly, war, undercover, soldier, graphic violence, heist ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Looking Glass War (1970)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: From the John le Carre novel about a British spy who sends a Polish defector to East Germany to verify missile sites.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, clever, contemplative, talky ...
Plot: espionage, secret agents, spy, cons and scams, working undercover, political conspiracy, iron curtain, weapon system, government agency, heroes, undercover, on the run ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: east germany, germany, england, london, german democratic republic ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.2
 477
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: suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, on the run, manhunt, undercover, vengeance, working undercover, haunted by the past, rivalry, law enforcement, deadly, secret agents, danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: hungary, europe, ukraine, austria
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
A Dandy in Aspic (1968)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Double-agent Alexander Eberlin is assigned by the British to hunt out a Russian spy, known to them as Krasnevin. Only Eberlin knows that Krasnevin is none other than himself! Accompanying him on his mission is a ruthless partner, who gradually ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Plot: espionage, double agent, photographer, spy, deadly, graphic violence, couples, mole, secret identity, undercover, dishonesty, chases and races ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: west berlin west germany, europe, germany, england, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Return of Mr. Moto (1965)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 71 min.
Story: Mr. Moto goes undercover to find out who has been blowing up oil wells and trying to gain total control of all the oil leases from a petroleum-rich Middle Eastern country.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, psychotronic ...
Plot: hitman, nightclub, undercover, espionage, danger, dishonesty, disorder, interpol, secret agents, law enforcement, intrigue, who done it ...
Time: 60s
Place: middle east, europe, england, london, persia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 3.6
 752
Dead Drop (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After surviving a fall from a plane 3000-feet over the ocean, a former CIA operative turned government contractor re-infiltrates a dangerous North Mexican drug trafficking ring to find his own killer. With his memory unraveling, he descends into a ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, danger, undercover, crimes, tough heroes, working undercover, master criminal, chases and races, dishonesty, one man army, revenge, car chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Cat Burglar (1961)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 65 min.
Story: Unwitting pickup artist Jack Coley (Jack Hogan) nabs a briefcase holding a costly scientific formula, turning himself into a moving target for owner Alan Sheridan (John Baer), foreign agents and the fuzz -- all bent on a blistering game of finders, ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cat burglar, burglar, undercover, deadly, crime gone awry, heroes, espionage, chases and races, crimes, on the run, crime, heist ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In the bleak days of the Cold War, espionage veteran George Smiley is forced from semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet mole within his former colleagues at the heart of MI6.
Style: tense, bleak, twists and turns, non-linear, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, cold war, spy, double agent, government agency, british intelligence, investigation, mole, betrayal, kgb, secret service, torture ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, budapest, england, budapest hungary, hungary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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The MacKintosh Man (1973)
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: exciting, serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, espionage, car chase, secret agents, spy, betrayal, on the run, working undercover, danger, undercover, crimes, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: ireland, russia, london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 6K
Arabesque (1966)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Story of international intrigue involving a university professor, an Arab prime minister, a ruthless businessman, a beautiful spy, and hieroglyphics.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, talky, twists and turns ...
Plot: espionage, murder, gangsters, spy, political intrigue, professor, danger, dishonesty, intrigue, politics, investigation, justice ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 70s
Place: england, london, europe, oxford university, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 290 min.
TV show
Story: In the bleak days of the Cold War, espionage veteran George Smiley is forced from semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet agent within MI6's echelons.
Style: serious, talky, twists and turns, clever, realistic ...
Plot: spy, cold war, espionage, mole, kgb, secret service, double agent, betrayal, secret agents, investigation, traitor, russian ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: london, europe, britain, czechoslovakia, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Reilly: Ace of Spies (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 720 min.
TV show
Story: A dramatization of the missions and adventures of the greatest spy in British history.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense, captivating
Plot: espionage, double agent, secret agents, spy, dishonesty, race against time, heroes, master villain, chases and races, undercover, heroic mission, working undercover ...
Time: 1910s, 1900s, 20th century
Place: england, russia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 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 ⇓
55%
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 5.8
 756
The Amateur (1981)
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, rough, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Plot: murder, politics, intrigue, espionage, hostage, undercover, deadly, state affairs, hostages, heroes, chases and races, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, czech republic, eastern europe, prague czechoslovakia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.8
 365
Legacy (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set in the 1970s London during the height of the Cold War when a young spy discovers the disturbing truth about his father's complex past. Based on Alan Judd's 2001 novel Legacy, the second in the Thoroughgood series after 1981's A ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Plot: espionage, kgb, spy, undercover, love and romance, secret agents, government agency, betrayal, political unrest, forbidden love, dishonesty, cold war ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1974
Place: england, london, soviet union, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 ⇓
53%
Assassins' Code (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 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
Plot: espionage, crimes, undercover, rivalry, dishonesty, danger, hitman, working undercover, vengeance, deadly, haunted by the past, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.6
 1K
The Innocent (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A young engineer is sent to post-WWII Berlin to help the Americans in spying on the Russians. In a time and place where discretion is still a man’s best friend, he falls in love with a mysterious woman who will take him on the dark side of evil.
Style: sexy, sexual, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: danger, espionage, infidelity, dishonesty, mysterious character, government agency, state affairs, secret agents, heroes, undercover, political conspiracy, fall in love ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Girl Hunters (1963)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Mickey Spillane plays his own creation, street-thug-turned-PI Mike Hammer, in this 1963 adaptation of his novel. The film opens with Hammer on the downside of a years-long bender, scooped out of the gutter by a bitter cop intent on prying ...
Style: bleak, rough, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Plot: conspiracy, alcohol abuse, missing person, woman in danger, espionage, columnist, intrigue, dishonesty, life is a bitch, crime, investigation, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: england, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Mission to Tokyo (1966)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: US 24, an American Navy base in a small island in the Pacific, is annihilated. Hubert Bonisseur de la Bath, a French aristocrat that is also a secret agent, OSS 117, is sent to Tokyo to investigate who did it. Soon, he finds out that a cypher girl ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Plot: secret agents, espionage, secret agent, idealism, racism, political corruption, terrorism, island, government agency, heroes, college, college life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%