Movies like The Secret Adversary

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The Secret Adversary (1983)
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The Secret Adversary (1983)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Childhood friends Tommy and Tuppence (Prudence) meet in London after having served in World War I. Recently "demobed", short of money, and with no job prospects, they decide to become adventurers for hire. Soon, they are employed by the British Government to locate a secret treaty signed before the war. Bolsheviks, kidnappings, missing persons, and a marriage proposal for Tuppence, keep things moving for The Young Adventurers, Ltd.
Style: detective series
Plot: childhood friend, english countryside, childhood friends, world war one, spy, agatha christie, hotel, childhood sweetheart, french, maid, secret agents, whodunit, russian, amnesia, political intrigue, car chase, american, unemployment, amateur detective, british, proposal, disguise, mysterious woman, megalomaniac, secret organization ...
Time: 1920s
Place: london

Most similar movies to The Secret Adversary

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and clever films with plots about murder, crimes, mystery, private detective, crime, investigation and murder mystery mostly in Crime, Mystery and Drama genres. Some movies like The Secret Adversary: Why Didn't They Ask Evans? (1980), Seven Dials Mystery (1981), Partners in Crime (1983), Murder with Mirrors (1985), Agatha and the Truth of Murder (2018). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Why Didn't They Ask Evans? (1980)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: This intriguing story is set in the 1930s at a country house, where two amateur sleuths, Bobby Jones and Lady Frankie Derwent, try to unravel the mystery behind a tale of murder, suspense and false identities. And the only clues the two have to go ...
Plot: murder mystery, screaming, cemetery, poison, drug addict, falling to death, suicide, priest, estate, impersonation, retirement home, car accident ...
Time: 1930s
Place: wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Seven Dials Mystery (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 132 min.
Story: When two mysterious deaths mar an otherwise pleasant weekend in the English countryside, unflappable flapper Lady Eileen Brent (Cheryl Campbell) teams up with the dashing Jimmy Thesinger (James Warwick) to solve the dastardly deeds. Their sleuthing ...
Style: clever, suspenseful, tense, mind bending, serious ...
Plot: estate, crimes, secret identity, espionage, deadly, private detective, investigation, intrigue, dishonesty, crime, amateur detective, conspiracy ...
Time: 1920s, 20s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Partners in Crime (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Agatha Christie's Partners in Crime is a 1983 British television series based on the short stories of the same name by Agatha Christie. It was directed by John A. Davis and Tony Wharmby, and starred James Warwick and Francesca Annis in the ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, clever, humorous, stylized ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, newlyweds, odd couple, amateur detective, crimes, partners, mystery, crime, partners against crime, couples, riddles and clues ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Murder with Mirrors (1985)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Marple has been summoned to the lavish country estate of her old friend Carrie Louise Serrocold (Bette Davis). Carrie's stepson has been killed, and she fears that his won't be the last corpse to befoul the estate. She's right, and ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense
Plot: investigation, riddles and clues, uncover truth, who done it, murder, palaces castles and temples, amateur detective, deadly, crimes, protagonist as suspect, serial killer, mystery ...
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Movie in collections
Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: At Bertram's Hotel (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA, Australia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Miss Jane Marple is staying at an elegant hotel from her childhood compliments of her nephew Raymond. Also there is international adventurer Bess Sedgwick and Lady Selena Hazy (Joan Greenwood in her next to last performance). A doorman working at ...
Style: serious, clever, captivating, mind bending, contemplative ...
Plot: investigation, amateur detective, riddles and clues, murder, hotel, crime, crimes, friendship, golden years, deadly, mystery, adult virgin ...
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: A Pocket Full of Rye (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA, Australia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: When a handful of grain is found in the pocket of a murdered businessman, Miss Marple seeks a murderer with a penchant for nursery rhymes.
Style: suspenseful, clever, serious, realistic, mind bending
Plot: amateur detective, miss marple, murder, riddles and clues, uncover truth, who done it, law enforcement, mystery, poison
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Agatha and the Truth of Murder (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In 1926, with her personal life in tatters and her writing in crisis, a young Agatha Christie decides to solve a real-life murder.
Style: psychological, captivating, twists and turns, realistic
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: murder mystery, agatha christie, murder, crimes, danger, mystery, writer's life, private detective, investigation, riddles and clues, escapades, loner ...
Time: 1920s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
A Caribbean Mystery (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Aging Major Palgrave, an idiosyncratic but charming mystery writer, reveals to Miss Marple that one of the guests at a luxurious Caribbean resort they're staying at is a Bluebeard-type wife murderer. Unfortunately, the Major succumbs to an ...
Style: clever, suspenseful, realistic, serious, mind bending ...
Plot: hotel, murder, amateur detective, couple relations, who done it, haunted by the past, resort, riddles and clues, drug abuse, couples, crime, private detective ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: caribbean, bahamas
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Movie in collections
Death on the Nile (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Story: Almost everyone on the S.S.Karnak, cruising the Nile, has a reason to want heiress Linnet Ridgeway dead. Her jewels are coveted by elderly Mrs. van Schuyler, her maid is upset because Linnet won't give her a promised dowry, writer Salome ...
Plot: murder mystery, whodunit, murder, boat, belgian, crime, crimes
Time: 1930s
Place: egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Murder She Said (1961)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Miss Marple believes she’s seen a murder in a passing by train yet when the police find no evidence she decides to investigate it on her own. Her inquisitions lead her to a mountain top. The first of four films starring Margaret Rutherford as Miss ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, clever, cult film
Plot: amateur detective, private detective, murder, investigation, police investigation, strangulation, uncover truth, dishonesty, crimes, crime, train, woman in danger ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Evil Under the Sun (1982)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Trying to find how a millionaire wound up with a phony diamond brings Hercule Poirot to an exclusive island resort frequented by the rich and famous. When a murder is committed, everyone has an alibi.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, clever, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: private detective, murder mystery, murder, investigation, island, crime, mystery, crimes, intrigue, multiple suspects, amateur detective, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1930s, 1920s
Place: greece, england, south of france, albania, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Murder on the Orient Express (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Malta, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Genius Belgian detective Hercule Poirot investigates the murder of an American tycoon aboard the Orient Express train.
Style: surprise ending, artsy, suspense, non-linear, road movie
Plot: murder mystery, investigation, snow, murder, train, whodunit, vengeance, justice, suspect, doctor, conspiracy, stabbed to death ...
Time: 1930s, pre world war two, post world war one, year 1934
Place: europe, alps, venice, turkey, former yugoslavia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: Nemesis (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Miss Marple receives a most interesting request from Mr. Jason Rafiel, with whom she'd struck an acquaintance some years before. He would like her to solve a crime but, does not tell her what it might be, who might have been involved or where ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, mind bending
Plot: amateur detective, investigation, private detective, riddles and clues, police investigation, crime, murder, tour guide, rivalry, law enforcement, crimes, uninhibited rivalry ...
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A town busybody is poisoned at a busy reception in the home of famous film star Marina Gregg. The poisoned drink seemed intended for Marina, but Miss Marple is not so sure. She sets out to discover the true identity of the killer before he or she ...
Style: mind bending, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: murder, mystery, miss marple, murder mystery, artists and showbiz, investigation, deadly, amateur detective, beach, poisoning, who done it, destiny ...
Time: 90s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Those Were the Days (2000)
Genre: Crime, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Those Were the Days... is a 2000 Hong Kong film directed by Raymond Yip. The film is a spin-off/prequel of the Young and Dangerous film series, as it follows the life of Chicken Chiu (Jordan Chan) before he joined the triads with the boss Chan Ho ...
Plot: gang, true love, childhood sweetheart, childhood memory, childhood friend, beauty pageant, wedding, fishing village, murder, urban setting, gangsters, street gang ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Murder at the Gallop (1963)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Miss Marple and Mr Stringer are witness to the death of the very old and rich Mr. Enderby by heart attack. Yet they have their doubts about what happened. The police don’t believe them thus leading Miss Marple to yet again investigate by herself. ...
Style: talky, tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: amateur detective, private detective, miss marple, investigation, murder, charity, horse riding, eavesdropping, heart attack, last will and testament, false accusation, who done it ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.3
 17K
Crooked House (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A private investigator helps a former flame solve the murder of her wealthy grandfather, who lived in a sprawling estate surrounded by his idiosyncratic family.
Style: twists and turns, suspense, enigmatic, captivating
Plot: servant, mansion, private detective, murder, lady, family secret, investigation, secret, husband wife relationship, wealth, money, last will and testament ...
Time: quarry, year 1957
Place: cairo egypt, london, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Sparkling Cyanide (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Based on the novel by Agatha Christie In this TV movie, a classic mystery is updated and relocated to a glamorous world of London socialites and secret agents, introducing two unique and compelling investigators and taking us through to the highest ...
Plot: inheritance, murder, grief, sister sister relationship, security camera, grandson, abortion, supermarket, computer, undercover agent, gym, female nudity ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Movie in collections
 6.5
 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 ⇓
29%
Death on the Nile (1978)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 140 min.
Story: As Hercule Poirot enjoys a luxurious cruise down the Nile, a newlywed heiress is found murdered on board. Can Poirot identify the killer before the ship reaches the end of its journey?
Style: clever, twists and turns, captivating, enigmatic, talky ...
Plot: whodunit, murder mystery, multiple suspects, murder, cruise, private detective, investigation, mystery, deadly, heir heiress, love triangle, sphinx ...
Time: 1930s, year 1937
Place: egypt, washington d.c., england
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Murder on the Orient Express (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: In 1935, when his train is stopped by deep snow, detective Hercule Poirot is called on to solve a murder that occurred in his car the night before.
Style: thought provoking, suspenseful, stylized, talky, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, murder mystery, private detective, multiple suspects, whodunit, train, murder, train ride, stabbing, crime, crimes, who done it ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 70s
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey, london, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, stylized, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, spy, heroes, crimes, undercover, rivalry, political intrigue, racism, working undercover, danger, secret agents, gang ...
Time: 60s
Place: europe, germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: 4:50 from Paddington (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, Australia, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When Miss Marple's visiting friend sees a woman being strangled on a passing train, they immediately report it to the police. Inspector Slack sees Miss Marple as a bit of a busy body and drops the investigation after only a few days. Miss ...
Style: suspenseful, clever, mind bending, serious, realistic
Plot: amateur detective, train, murder, private detective, riddles and clues, crime, who done it, mystery, partners against crime, deadly, miss marple, murder investigation ...
Time: 50s, year 1957, 1950s
Place: europe, england, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Movie in collections
Murder in Three Acts (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In Acapulco, Hercule Poirot attends a dinner party in which one of the guests clutches his throat and suddenly dies. The causes seem to be natural until another party with most of the same guests produces another corpse.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, detective series
Plot: murder, private detective, murder mystery, uncover truth, riddles and clues, celebrity culture, who done it, multiple suspects, estate, danger, serial killer, manipulations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: mexico, latin america, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.6
 85K
Enola Holmes (2020)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: While searching for her missing mother, intrepid teen Enola Holmes uses her sleuthing skills to outsmart big brother Sherlock and help a runaway lord.
Style: exciting, mysterious, feminist film, romantic, funny
Plot: female detective, private detective, female protagonist, child prodigy, brother sister relationship, teenage girl, feminism, runaway, breaking the fourth wall, amateur detective, private investigation, search for mother ...
Time: victorian era, victorian england
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Dead Man's Folly (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: During a murder hunt game at a country house, to which Hercule Poirot is invited as an "expert", a real murder occurs.
Style: serious, realistic, talky, suspenseful, clever ...
Plot: private detective, murder mystery, riddles and clues, murder, investigation, mystery, crimes, crime, dishonesty, deadly, multiple suspects, estate ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.6
 4K
Mrs Dalloway (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA, Netherlands
Duration: 97 min.
Story: As society hostess Clarissa Dalloway prepares for another of her legendary parties, she finds herself haunted by figures and scenes from her passionate adolescence.
Style: talky, contemplative, gloomy, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: love triangle, old love, flowers, romance, couples, strong female presence, couple relations, haunted by the past, social differences, society, love and romance, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 20s, 1890s, year 1918 ...
Place: england, london, europe, asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: A Caribbean Mystery (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA, Australia
Duration: 104 min.
Story: On Vacation, Miss Marple discovers that death of a British Officer is actully a murder and must solve the the case before the murderer strikes again
Style: clever, suspenseful, serious, realistic, mind bending ...
Plot: miss marple, murder, investigation, private detective, murder mystery, amateur detective, hotel, resort, crimes, law enforcement, mystery, riddles and clues ...
Time: 80s
Place: caribbean, bahamas
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 ⇓
24%
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Maigret (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, Hungary
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Based on the novels by Georges Simenon, Michael Gambon plays the eponymous detective from the Sûreté in this 1992 revival of the 1960s BBC drama series. Maigret is an intuitutive detective, who investigates his cases by watching and listening, ...
Plot: french, red herring, whodunit
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%