Movies like Safe House 1998

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Safe House (1998)
 6.9
 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 information which implicates a Presidential front-runner, Mace struggles for his life while battling the debilitating effects of the disease.
Style: psychological, exciting, mind bending, serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: conspiracy, conspiracy theory, alzheimer's disease, special agents, undercover, mystery, espionage, parents and children, life is a bitch, secret agents, frame up, fighting the system, assassination attempt, political conspiracy, race against time, political corruption, government agency, dishonesty, state affairs, uncover truth, martial arts, spy, violence, death, male female relationship ...
Time: 90s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and exciting films with plots about dishonesty, undercover, state affairs, crimes, deadly, chases and races and conspiracy mostly in Thriller, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like Safe House: The Enemy Within (1994), Able Danger (2008), The Domino Killings (1977), Triple Agent (2004), Aldrich Ames: Traitor Within (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 corruption, betrayal, state affairs, race against time, government agency, manhunt, undercover, revolution, political intrigue, political conspiracy, politics ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 4.8
 123
Able Danger (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Tom Flynn, the idealist owner of a left-leaning radical café/bookstore and the quixotic publisher of a hard hitting 911 conspiracy expose, finds himself entangled with a mysterious Eastern European beauty, Kasia, who is on the run from strong hand ...
Style: neo noir, realistic, serious, suspenseful, political thriller
Plot: uncover truth, fighting the system, investigation, life is a bitch, rebellion, race against time, dishonesty, crimes, undercover, assassination, government agency, politics ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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, assassination, vietnam veteran, political corruption, political conspiracy, frame up, politics, law enforcement, espionage, secret agents, assassination attempt ...
Time: 70s
Place: vietnam, spain, asia, europe, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.4
 2K
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: espionage, secret agents, politics, government agency, political corruption, life is a bitch, betrayal, undercover, love triangle, uncover truth, rebellion, dishonesty ...
Time: 1930s
Place: russia, france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Aldrich Ames: Traitor Within (1998)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Fact-based story about a 90's espionage case that was chronicled as the worst case of espionage in US history
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: espionage, life is a bitch, special agents, government agency, state affairs, dishonesty, undercover, alcohol abuse, traitor, cia, fbi agent, cia agent ...
Time: 90s
Place: ussr, russia, langley virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Parallax View (1974)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An ambitious reporter, investigating a senator's assassination, realizes witnesses to the shooting are systematically dying and discovers a multi-million dollar corporation which serves as a front for the recruitment of political assassins.
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, psychological, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: politics, political conspiracy, conspiracy, senator, investigation, corruption, murder, assassination, undercover, political corruption, reporter, media ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, seattle, usa, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Seven Days in May (1964)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A U.S. Army general alerts the president of a planned military coup against him.
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, suspense, intense ...
Plot: cold war, conspiracy, u.s. air force, nuclear, politics, military, secret service, race against time, revolution, white house, political conspiracy, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, future, 70s
Place: russia, pentagon, texas, washington d.c., america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.9
 1K
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, intense, exciting ...
Plot: kgb, iron curtain, espionage, undercover, assassination, cold war, dishonesty, politics, journalism, government agency, rivalry, race against time ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: germany, east germany, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 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: serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: radical, firefighter, secret agents, terrorism, save the day, political conspiracy, working undercover, special agents, government agency, undercover, crimes, race against time ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: exciting, talky, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: espionage, spy, mole, graphic violence, betrayal, dishonesty, secret agents, state affairs, crimes, adventure, rivalry, heroes ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: england, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Blind Horizon (2003)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Left for dead in the remote Southwest, Frank is found clinging to life and in a state of amnesia. As he recovers, ominous memories begin to flash back...
Style: serious, tense, psychological, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: assassination attempt, memory loss, hitman, conspiracy, amnesia, uncover truth, mystery, investigation, political conspiracy, crimes, state affairs, race against time ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Twilight's Last Gleaming (1977)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: West Germany, USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: A renegade USAF general, Lawrence Dell, escapes from a military prison and takes over an ICBM silo near Montana and threatens to provoke World War 3 unless the President reveals details of a secret meeting held just after the start of the Vietnam ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, bleak, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, hostage, assassination, general, nuclear threat, escape, conspiracy, political intrigue, political conspiracy, captivity, vietnam war, prison ...
Place: montana, vietnam, asia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 4.7
 430
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, political corruption, vengeance, political intrigue, political conspiracy, politics, rebellion, fighting the system ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Eavesdropper (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Fifteen deaf patients took part in an experimental clinical trail aimed at hearing restoration. Within days, fourteen of the fifteen participants in the trial become violently psychotic, ultimately taking their lives to stop violent side effects ...
Style: serious, exciting, experimental, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: crimes, mute or deaf, special agents, mad scientist, undercover, hidden identity, government agency, rivalry, mind game, state affairs, experiment gone awry, psychopath ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.7
 758
The Defector (1966)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 106 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: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, kgb, hitman, secret agents, government agency, race against time, state affairs, undercover, military, escapades, dishonesty, conspiracy ...
Time: 60s
Place: germany, europe, east berlin, german democratic republic, west germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Absolute Deception (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A widowed reporter recruits the help of a federal agent to investigate her late husband's secrets, but the two become the target of unknown attackers. When FBI Agent John Nelson’s key informant, Miles, is abducted and shot, all that’s left ...
Style: psychological, rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: murder, special agents, uncover truth, undercover, investigation, manhunt, law enforcement, couple relations, dishonesty, journalism, espionage, agent as target ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, australia, hong kong, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.4
 238
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, femme fatale, life is a bitch, state affairs, military ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 3.8
 467
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, psychological, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: save the day, political conspiracy, undercover, politics, crimes, terrorism, rivalry, dishonesty, state affairs, murder, heroes, government agency ...
Time: contemporary
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.6
 24K
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, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, terrorism, conspiracy, politics, manipulation, spy, secret agents, state affairs, escapades, dishonesty, espionage, civil war ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s
Place: india, asia, sri lanka
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
A Few Days in September (2006)
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 ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, tense
Plot: intelligence agency, secret agents, parents and children, undercover, state affairs, dishonesty, track down, political intrigue, sniper, spy, 9/11, espionage ...
Time: september 11 2001, 21st century, contemporary
Place: venice, paris france, europe, italy, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.0
 1K
Ignition (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A web of intrigue and conspiracy lies beneath the euphoria as the U.S. is about to put a man on the moon for the first time in over thirty years
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, manhunt, fighting the system, life turned upside down, law enforcement, special agents, dishonesty, assassination, politics, undercover, rebellion, police corruption ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Little Nikita (1988)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Roy Parmenter is an FBI agent in San Diego; 20 years ago his partner was killed by a Soviet spy, nicknamed Scuba, still at large. Scuba is now trying to extort the Soviets; to prove he's serious, he's killing their agents one by one, ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, tense, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: spy, family relations, teenage boy, espionage, investigation, crimes, fbi, teenage life, parents and children, special agents, dishonesty, secret agents ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, los angeles, san diego california, ussr ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Who's Got the Black Box? (1967)
Genre: Thriller
Country: France, Italy, Greece
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The widow of a murdered undercover NATO officer in Greece is the prime suspect in his killing. She finds herself embroiled in a bigger conspiracy about the sabotage of U.S. radar installations while trying to prove her innocence.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: murder, whistleblower, disorder, snitch, righting the wronged, false accusation, political intrigue, uncover truth, frame up, mistaken identity, working undercover, political corruption ...
Time: 60s
Place: greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Executive Action (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Rogue intelligence agents, right-wing politicians, greedy capitalists, and free-lance assassins plot and carry out the JFK assassination in this speculative agitprop.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing, political thriller
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination, cia, politics, conspiracy, anti capitalism, political conspiracy, frame up, assassin, sniper, investigation, state affairs, assassination attempt ...
Time: year 1963
Place: dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 4.6
 206
The Zone (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Former Gulf War hero Rowdy Welles is framed for murder by unscrupulous CIA boss Dick Althorp. As his price of freedom, Welles is ordered to undertake a deadly mission to destroy a nuclear processing plant in a foreign nation, owned by dangerous ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, adventure, one man army, good versus evil, race against time, confined, escapades, terrorism, manhunt, law enforcement, rivalry, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Genius Club (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Seven geniuses, with IQs over 200, are plucked from their lives on Christmas Eve to try to solve the world's problems in one night
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Plot: psychopath, save the day, mastermind, undercover, society, prodigy, race against time, special agents, redemption, chaos, catastrophe, bomb threat ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.0
 1K
Baltic Storm (2003)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A journalist from Berlin, Germany, and a Swedish lawyer discover the truth behind the sinking of the "MS Estonia" in 1994, where more than 850 people drowned.
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, suspenseful
Plot: conspiracy, crimes, investigation, escapades, state affairs, terrorism, dishonesty, uncover truth, media, journalism, fighting the system, politics ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, estonia, russia, pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 4.3
 589
Counterstrike (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A Secret Service agent and his brother, a reckless ATF agent, try to stop a group of extreme right-wing U.S. military mercenaries, led by a fanatic Taiwanese vixen, who hijack the Queen Mary 2 ocean liner with the U.S. and Chinese presidents on ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, hostage, daring rescue, adventure, rescue, save the day, special agents, rivalry, confined, race against time, undercover, escapades ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.6
 52K
Chain Reaction (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Two researchers in a green alternative energy project are put on the run when they are framed for murder and treason.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: conspiracy, frame up, on the run, fbi, protagonist as suspect, uncover truth, crimes, witnessing a crime, chase, laboratory, cia, secrets ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, langley virginia, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
A Show of Force (1990)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In this thriller, television reporter Kate Ryan de Meléndez investigates the death of two radical Puerto Rican activists, whom she begins to believe may have been framed and murdered by undercover American agents.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Plot: murder, investigation, police corruption, undercover, mystery, working undercover, price of justice, political conspiracy, journalism, uncover truth, legal, amateur detective ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: puerto rico
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%