Movies like Scorpio

If you like "Scorpio" you are looking for serious, realistic and suspenseful movies about / with kgb, spy, espionage, revenge, attempted murder, police officer and cia themes of Action, Drama and Thriller genre shot in USA.
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Scorpio (1973)
 6.4
 5K
Scorpio (1973)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Cross is an old hand at the CIA, in charge of assassinating high-ranking foreign personalities who are an obstacle to the policies of the USA. He often teams up with Frenchman Jean Laurier, alias "Scorpio", a gifted free-lance operative. One day, the CIA orders Scorpio to eliminate Cross -- and leaves him no choice but to obey. Scorpio is cold-blooded and very systematic; however, as a veteran agent, Cross knows many tricks. He can also rely upon a network of unusual personal contacts, some dating back to the troubled years preceding WWII. A lethal game of hide-and-seek is programmed, but what are the true motives of every single player?
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, surprise ending, neo noir, suspense, tragic ending, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kgb, spy, espionage, revenge, attempted murder, police officer, cia, hitman, cold war, assassination, heroes, betrayal, secret agents, intrigue, double agent, assassination attempt, on the run, operative, undercover, rivalry, death wish, government agency, dishonesty, state affairs, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: vienna, washington d.c., langley virginia, berlin germany, europe

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Most similar movies to Scorpio

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, realistic, serious and suspense films with plots about gun, chase, assassin, undercover, murder, gunfight and danger mostly in Thriller, Action and Drama genres. Some movies like Scorpio: Malone (1987), Company Business (1991), The Concorde... Airport '79 (1979), Salt (2010), Avalanche Express (1979). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Malone (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Erstwhile C.I.A. assassin Richard Malone hopes for a tranquil retirement in the placid Pacific Northwest, but what he gets is a rumble with a right-wing extremist plotting a secret revolution. Adapted from the novel "Shotgun," by William ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, uninhibited rivalry, crimes, undercover, chase, dishonesty, rivalry, on the run, tough heroes, justice, revenge, police corruption ...
Time: 80s
Place: oregon, los angeles, langley virginia
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Company Business (1991)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An aging agent is called back by "the Company" to run a hostage trade of a Soviet spy for an American agent.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, surprise ending, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, espionage, cold war, conspiracy, gay bar, cia, hostage, kgb, mole, secret agents, assassination attempt, race against time ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, france, europe, germany, east berlin ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Concorde... Airport '79 (1979)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The last of the 'Airport' series again stars George Kennedy as aviation disaster-prone Joe Patroni, this time having to contend with nuclear missiles, the French Air Force and the threat of the plane splitting in two over the Alps!
Style: psychological, humorous, unusual plot structure, intense, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: disaster, airplane, aviation, natural disaster, airport, airplane accident, catastrophe, plane crash, air disaster, arms dealer, survival, murder ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: paris france, los angeles, europe, france, alps ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.4
 313K
Salt (2010)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: As a CIA officer, Evelyn Salt swore an oath to duty, honor and country. Her loyalty will be tested when a defector accuses her of being a Russian spy. Salt goes on the run, using all her skills and years of experience as a covert operative to elude ...
Style: exciting, twists and turns, suspense, surprise ending, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night
Plot: espionage, female protagonist, spy, cia, strong female lead, secret service, double agent, chase, female spy, female assassin, agent as target, lone hero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: new york, russia, washington d.c., north korea, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: railway, spy, catastrophe, cold war, kgb, law enforcement, avalanche, cia, disaster, train, secret agents, bio weapon ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: alps, central europe, milan italy, zurich switzerland, moscow russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.0
 961
Firepower (1979)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A mercenary is hired by the FBI to track down a powerful recluse criminal, a woman is also trying to track him down for her own personal vendetta.
Style: semi serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, hitman, murder, law enforcement, rivalry, dishonesty, crimes, track down, heroes, death wish, tough heroes, vigilantism ...
Time: 70s
Place: miami, washington d.c., new york, caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.0
 6K
Shining Moon (1975)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Mike Locken is one of the principle members of a group of freelance spies. A significant portion of their work is for the C.I.A. and while on a case for them one of his friends turns on him and shoots him in the elbow and knee. His assignment, to ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, hitman, betrayal, chase, cia, government agency, secret agents, manhunt, state affairs, conspiracy, vengeance, killer ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.9
 30K
The Double (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The mysterious murder of a US senator bearing the distinctive trademark of the legendary Soviet assassin 'Cassius', forces retired CIA operative, Paul Shepherson to team with rookie FBI agent, Ben Geary to solve the crime. Having spent ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, twists and turns, intense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: double agent, spy, assassination, investigation, cia, crimes, special agents, espionage, ex law enforcer, hunt down, haunted by the past, friendship between men ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, year 1988, 80s
Place: usa, russia, washington d.c., paris france, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 5.9
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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 ⇓
58%
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 5K
Target (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A Texan with a secret past (Gene Hackman) searches Europe with his son (Matt Dillon) after the KGB kidnaps his wife (Gayle Hunnicutt).
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, kidnapping, father son relationship, chase, missing person, rescue, secret agents, crimes, daring rescue, parents and children, dishonesty, heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, hamburg germany, paris france, france, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Osterman Weekend (1983)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The host of an investigative news show is convinced by the CIA that the friends he has invited to a weekend in the country are engaged in a conspiracy that threatens national security in this adaptation of the Robert Ludlum novel.
Style: suspenseful, tense, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Plot: conspiracy, spy, cold war, murder, betrayal, espionage, surveillance, cia, family, undercover, paranoia, voyeurism ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.2
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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 ⇓
57%
The Point Men (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: UK, France, Luxembourg, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Some time after their botched operation to capture a known Palestinian terrorist, a team of Israeli agents starts to get killed off one by one. Their leader must get to the bottom of things before the killer(s) plan is complete.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, espionage, race against time, secret agents, undercover, assassination, save the day, crimes, vengeance, working undercover, law enforcement, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: zurich switzerland, austria, tel aviv israel, jerusalem, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Clear and Present Danger (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: CIA Analyst Jack Ryan is drawn into an illegal war fought by the US government against a Colombian drug cartel.
Style: suspense, exciting, suspenseful, political, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, conspiracy, sniper, cia, espionage, drug cartel, ambush, politics, president, mercenary, assassination, violence ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: colombia, usa, washington d.c., panama, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 ⇓
55%
Assassination (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Jay Killon is the bodyguard of the recently elected US president, but he is assigned to the first lady (Lara Royce). Lara hates Killon so she does all she can to escape. The story complicates when someone tries to kill Lara.
Style: feel good, humorous, unusual plot structure, scenic, political ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: bodyguard, spy, chase, secret service, violence, hitman, assassin, conspiracy, assassination, natural disaster, brutality, cancer ...
Time: 80s
Place: ireland, wyoming, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.4
 117K
The Jackal (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France, Germany, Japan
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Hired by a powerful member of the Russian mafia to avenge an FBI sting that left his brother dead, the perfectionist Jackal proves an elusive target for the men charged with the task of bringing him down: a deputy FBI boss and a former IRA terrorist.
Style: suspense, twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, spy, fbi, gangsters, cold war, chase, assassination attempt, kgb, vengeance, assassin, sniper, assassination ...
Time: 90s
Place: russia, washington d.c., chicago illinois, moscow russia, montreal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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: suspense, suspenseful, exciting, political, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: terrorism, spy, terrorist, revenge, assassination, cia, ira, hitman, secret agents, espionage, rivalry, violence ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, ireland, london, washington d.c., north africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Shadow Conspiracy (1997)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Bobby Bishop (Sheen) is a special assistant to the President of the United States. Accidentally, he meets his friend professor Pochenko on the street. Pochenko has time to tell Bishop about some conspiracy in the White House but then immediately ...
Style: suspense, exciting, serious, suspenseful, melancholic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: political conspiracy, conspiracy, betrayal, on the run, assassination, corruption, politics, political corruption, crimes, intrigue, witnessing a crime, life turned upside down ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, suspense, tense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, cia, espionage, secret agents, secret service, brutality, agent, conspiracy, surveillance, chase, violence, undercover ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2008, 2010s, 2000s
Place: montenegro, russia, switzerland, usa, moscow russia ...
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53%
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Russia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Jack Ryan, as a young covert CIA analyst, uncovers a Russian plot to crash the U.S. economy with a terrorist attack.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, intense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, espionage, terrorism, secret agents, conspiracy, surveillance, terrorist, spy, murder, race against time, sniper, undercover ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2013, 2010s, year 2003 ...
Place: russia, london, new york, afghanistan, big ben london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 10K
The Package (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Experienced Green Beret sergeant Johnny Gallagher is escorting a prisoner, Airborne Ranger Thomas Boyette, back to the US, but Boyette escapes and Gallagher must risk life and limb to catch him.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, tense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, conspiracy, hitman, investigation, soldier, sergeant, prisoner, airport, spy, cold war, politics, government agency ...
Time: 80s
Place: germany, chicago illinois, washington d.c., berlin germany, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Mercenary for Justice (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Aruba, USA, South Africa
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Mercenary John Seeger is one of the best in the business. John and his crew battle some soldiers on Galmoral Island in Southern Africa as they're trying to rescue the French Ambassador -- there's a coup going on. Some of John's ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mercenary, rescue, kidnapping, heroes, escapades, vengeance, hostage, prison, adventure, crimes, rivalry, one man army ...
Time: contemporary
Place: miami, cape town south africa, athens greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Spooks: The Greater Good (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: During a handover to the head of counter-terrorism of MI5, Harry Pearce, a terrorist escapes custody. When Harry disappears soon after, his protégé is tasked with finding out what happened as an impending attack on London looms, and eventually ...
Style: exciting, realistic, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorist, terrorism, secret agents, spy, conspiracy, corruption, disobeying orders, undercover, police, race against time, uncover truth, track down ...
Time: 21st century, future, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england, london, big ben london, united kingdom, britain ...
⇓ 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: political, suspenseful, tense, suspense, atmospheric ...
Plot: cold war, politics, conspiracy, white house, military, secret service, u.s. air force, espionage, betrayal, terrorism, race against time, revolution ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, future
Place: pentagon, latin america, austin texas, california, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Point of No Return (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Hardened criminal Maggie Hayward's consistent violence, even in police custody, ends in the execution chamber. However, top-secret US government agent 'Bob' arranges a staged death, so Maggie can be elaborately trained as a phantom ...
Style: exciting, suspense, intense, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: female killer, female spy, female martial artist, murder, assassin, hitman, chase, death sentence, espionage, lethal injection, undercover, female warrior ...
Time: future, 90s
Place: washington d.c., new orleans, california, usa, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 701
Sanctuary (1998)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 104 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, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, assassination attempt, computer cracker, assassination, undercover, redemption, church, espionage, dishonesty, law enforcement, clergy, going straight ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: pentagon, toronto ontario canada, canada, chicago illinois, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Silent Trigger (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Waxman is a former Special Forces soldier who is now working as a heavily armed assassin for a top secret government agency. When a covert mission goes terribly wrong, Waxman and fellow assassin Clegg become that agency's prime targets.
Style: bloody, suspense, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, sniper, soldier, terrorism, showdown, firing squad, karate, kickboxing, tough guy, execution, assassin, one man army ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, tough guy, torture, serial killer, martial arts, vigilante, villain, killer, hitman, good versus evil, chase, heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, holland, central america, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.8
 87K
Haywire (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Ireland, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Mallory Kane is a highly trained operative who works for a government security contractor in the dirtiest, most dangerous corners of the world. After successfully freeing a Chinese journalist held hostage, she is double crossed and left for dead by ...
Style: twists and turns, intense, suspense, talky, enigmatic ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night
Plot: one woman army, mercenary, betrayal, spy, martial arts, rescue, hitman, espionage, assassin, revenge, rivalry, manhunt ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, washington d.c., barcelona, usa, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%