Movies like The Secret Life of Ian Fleming

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The Secret Life of Ian Fleming (1990)
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The Secret Life of Ian Fleming (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The Secret Life of Ian Fleming follows the exciting life of a dashing young Ian Fleming, the mastermind behind the highly successful James Bond books and movies.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: espionage, secret agents, spy, british secret service, adventure, heroes, undercover, journalism, escapades, rivalry, writer's life, government agency, artists and showbiz, intelligence agency, gambling, prospector, nazi, writers, womanizer, secret service, intelligence, academy, toy soldier, general, assassination attempt ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 1930s, 40s
Place: england, europe, ussr, jamaica

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Most similar movies to The Secret Life of Ian Fleming

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious and exciting films with plots about heroes, escapades, danger, undercover, adventure, espionage and secret agents mostly in Adventure, Action and War genres. Some movies like The Secret Life of Ian Fleming: Fleming (2014), 3 Musketeers (2011), Spitfire (1995), Triple Cross (1966), Behind Enemy Lines (1985). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Fleming (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: A look at the 007 creator, Ian Fleming, and his early life set against the permissive society of war-torn WWII London.
Style: stylized, serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic ...
Plot: british secret service, world war two, hotshot hero, post war, spy, womanizer, love and romance, espionage, undercover, artists and showbiz, nazism, secret service ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 50s, 1930s
Place: london, england
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3 Musketeers (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Alexandra D'Artagnan, junior member of NSA uncovers a conspiracy that the goal is to assassinate the American president. Alexandra has secured the support of three famous and notorious international spies in order to stop the assassination.
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: secret agents, conspiracy, adventure, save the day, government agency, undercover, martial arts, escapades, rivalry, assassination attempt, coup, computer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, north korea
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64%
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Spitfire (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A sultry assassin is the target of two separate operatives in this globe-trotting action flick shot on location in the Bahamas, Athens, Rome and Hong Kong.
Style: semi serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, cult movie cast ...
Plot: assassin, spy, undercover, journalism, escapades, terrorism, on the run, crimes, government agency, espionage, heroes, state affairs ...
Time: 90s
Place: bahamas, hong kong, rome italy, europe, greece ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 3K
Triple Cross (1966)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK, France, West Germany
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A safecracker turns double agent during WWII.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, secret agents, safecracker, prison, espionage, military, double agent, cons and scams, prison life, island, heroic mission, heist ...
Time: 1940s
Place: europe, germany, england, english channel, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Behind Enemy Lines (1985)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Professor-turned-spy Col. Calvin Turner and his associate, workaholic Lt. Shelley Flynn, plan a daring rescue behind enemy lines in World War II German-occupied Norway of a brilliant scientist who may or may not be aiding the Germans.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, exciting, rough ...
Plot: wartime life, rebellion, escapades, heroes, against humanity, military, state affairs, espionage, criminal heroes, war, undercover, world war two ...
Time: 20th century
Place: england, london, europe, norway
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57%
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French Spies (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: France, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ben and Bill are the two worst, completely useless agents - real losers. But who else would you send on a super-difficult top-secret mission? The French have just sold a new high-power M51 rocket to the Russians for crazy money. Unfortunately for ...
Style: parody, humorous, not serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: adventure, heroes, undercover, rivalry, escapades, two man army, secret agents, mission, friendship, spy, intelligence, rabbit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: riviera, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Casablanca Express (1989)
Genre: Action, Thriller, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 85 min.
Story: It is 1942 and the conflict between the U.S. and Germany is getting heated, U.S. Intelligence soon discovers that the Natzis are planning to capture Winston Churchill. In order to protect him they send commando Al Cooper to guard Churchill who is ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, secret agents, espionage, train, kidnapping, world war two, hostage, tough heroes, politics, escapades, daring rescue, confined ...
Time: 20th century
Place: england
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53%
Code Name: Emerald (1985)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In april 1944, an allied agent is sent to France in order to rescue an "overlord" captured by the Germans. (An "overlord" is one of the few men who knew the date and place of the "D" day). To achieve this goal, he will ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: world war two, espionage, d day, undercover, rescue, secret agents, war, escapades, spring, nazi, interrogation, prisoner ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1944
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Where Eagles Dare (1968)
Genre: Action, Adventure, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 158 min.
Story: World War II is raging, and an American general has been captured and is being held hostage in the Schloss Adler, a Bavarian castle that's nearly impossible to breach. It's up to a group of skilled Allied soldiers to liberate the general ...
Style: twists and turns, exciting, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mountain, world war two, military, espionage, undercover, heroes, behind enemy lines, double agent, secret mission, two man army, war hero, parachute ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, austria, bavaria, alps, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Hunt for Wehrwolf (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, War
Country: Russia, Ukraine
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A small group of Russian soldiers with mixed skills are assembled to go on a covert mission to map out the area of Hitler's new HQ in the Ukraine known as Wehrwolf. But it's not until they get to their destination that the squads leader ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, bleak, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, military, rivalry, heroes, escapades, heroic mission, heroism, behind enemy lines, reconnaissance, war, dangerous animal, courage ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: ukraine
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Red Rose of Normandy (2011)
Genre: War
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Klaus Muller, a battle-hardened veteran, finds himself fighting for his life on the Russian front. Surrounded by overwhelming numbers of Russian tanks and planes, he and his men are doomed until famed German tank ace, Michael Wittmann, shows up in ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: soldier, heroes, military, family relations, battles, escapades, lovers on the run, d day, chase, world war two, lovers reunited, war ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: europe, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
A Line in the Sand (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In a remote village on the Suffolk Coast, Frank Perry (Ross Kemp) waits for his past to catch up with him. Previously a spy for MI6 working on Iranian chemical and biological weapons production, his reports led to the deaths of many Iranian ...
Style: disturbing, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: hidden identity, espionage, undercover, government agency, terrorism, betrayal, on the run, secret agents, crimes, battles, special agents, arms dealing ...
Time: contemporary
Place: iran, europe, england, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The World Is Not Enough (1999)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Greed, revenge, world dominance and high-tech terrorism – it's all in a day's work for Bond, who's on a mission to a protect beautiful oil heiress from a notorious terrorist. In a race against time that culminates in a dramatic ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, witty, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: espionage, spy, terrorism, james bond, secret service, oil, boat, gadget, insubordination, surveillance, scientist, heroes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: london, turkey, england, asia, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Mrs. Pollifax-Spy (1971)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Mrs. Pollifax-Spy (1971) is a comedy film directed by Leslie H. Martinson, starring Rosalind Russell and Darren McGavin, and released by United Artists. This was Russell's last theatrical film role, with one TV movie in 1972. Russell adapted ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, exciting, suspenseful, humorous
Plot: espionage, secret agents, escape, cia, spy, undercover, heroes, confined, rivalry, adventure, crimes, captivity ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: albania, mexico, europe, mexico city
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46%
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X Company (2015)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: An emotionally-driven character drama, set in the thrilling and dangerous world of WWII espionage and covert operations. It follows the stories of five highly skilled young recruits - Canadian, American and British - torn from their ordinary lives ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: espionage, heroic mission, working undercover, secret agents, war, undercover, world war two, rivalry, friendship, heroes, good versus evil, spy ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Baron's African War (1966)
Genre: Action, Adventure, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Feature version of the 1943 serial "Secret Service in Darkest Africa," this condensed feature version follows the adventures of daring American operative Rex Bennett (Rod Cameron) and fearless reporter Janet Blake (Joan Marsh) as they try ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful
Plot: escapades, heroes, rivalry, special agents, adventure, journalism, workplace romance, discrimination, gestapo, arab, sheik, frenchman ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: africa, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Chain of Command (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Secret Service agents must retrieve the briefcase allowing the President control of America's nuclear arsenal before massive destruction ensues.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, terrorism, working undercover, save the day, secret agents, race against time, head of state, state affairs, rivalry, adventure, blackmail, secret service ...
Time: 90s
Place: washington d.c., usa, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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The Ascent (1994)
Genre: Adventure, War
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The real-life adventure of a dashing Italian soldier who escapes a British prisoner-of-war camp because he dreams of climbing 17,000-foot Mt. Kenya and planting the Italian flag at the summit. The obsessive British camp commander pursues him, and ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Plot: world war two, holocaust, prison life, basic training, military life, wartime life, captivity, obsession, human spirit, concentration camp, prison, against the odds ...
Time: 20th century
Place: kenya, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Eagle Has Landed (1976)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: When the Nazi high command learns in late 1943 that Winston Churchill will be spending time at a country estate in Norfolk, it hatches an audacious scheme to kidnap the prime minister and spirit him to Germany for enforced negotiations with Hitler.
Style: exciting, serious, suspense, tense, intense ...
Plot: world war two, nazi germany, soldier, rescue, insubordination, espionage, leadership, secret agents, crimes, military, good versus evil, disguise ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: england, germany, europe, poland, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Zeppelin (1971)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The outbreak of World War I places Scots officer Geoffrey Richter-Douglas in an uncomfortable position. Although his allegiance is to Britain, his mother was from an aristocratic Bavarian family, and he spent his summers in Germany as a child. When ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zeppelin, world war one, undercover, war, military life, chaos and mayhem, wartime life, heroic mission, working undercover, escapades, military, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: scotland, germany, london
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41%
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Coronado (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, War
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: An american woman, in search of her fiance', becomes involved in a revolution of a central-american country.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: missing person, rebelliousness, daring rescue, obsessive quest, rebellion, political intrigue, political conspiracy, political unrest, revolution, intrigue, journalism, undercover ...
Time: contemporary
Place: switzerland, beverly hills, europe, usa, central america
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Taking of Tiger Mountain (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, History, War
Country: China
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Based on the real life story of an incident in 1946 during the Chinese Civil War, the film involves a communist reconnaissance team soldier Yang Zirong who disguised himself as a bandit to infiltrate a local gang of bandits, eventually helping the ...
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, epic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tiger, civil war, gang, adventure, crimes, undercover, escapades, working undercover, infiltration, army, mountain, village ...
Time: 1940s, year 1946
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Stormbreaker (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Alex Rider thinks he is a normal school boy, until his uncle is killed. He discovers that his uncle was actually spy on a mission, when he was killed. Alex is recruited by Alan Blunt to continue the mission. He is sent to Cornwall to investigate a ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, entertaining, melancholic, stylized ...
Audience: kids, boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: adventure, secret agents, child spy, school, martial arts, undercover, race against time, espionage, heroic mission, working undercover, child hero, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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White Ghost (1988)
Genre: Action, Adventure, War
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: July '72. Vietnam. Lt. Steve Shepard missing in action. Presumed dead...15 years later he's still there.
Style: realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue, ghost, military, adventure, soldier, daring rescue, escapades, master warrior, rivalry, espionage, heroes, chase ...
Time: 80s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Back Door to Hell (1964)
Genre: War, Drama
Country: Philippines, USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: During WWII, a three-man commando team places its trust in the hands of a band of Filipino resistors, as they try to knock out a Japenese communication center.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: world war two, espionage, war, escapades, anti war, mission, soldier, battles, reconnaissance, liberation, military, heroes ...
Time: 1940s
Place: the philippines, japan, asia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
For Your Eyes Only (1981)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A British spy ship has sunk and on board was a hi-tech encryption device. James Bond is sent to find the device that holds British launching instructions before the enemy Soviets get to it first.
Style: exciting, twists and turns, suspenseful, stylized, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kgb, undercover, espionage, cold war, james bond, british secret service, gadget, secret agents, secret service, adventure, 007, vengeance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: greece, europe, england, london, albania ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Skyfall (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Turkey
Duration: 143 min.
Story: When Bond's latest assignment goes gravely wrong and agents around the world are exposed, MI6 is attacked forcing M to relocate the agency. These events cause her authority and position to be challenged by Gareth Mallory, the new Chairman of ...
Style: exciting, captivating, suspense, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, secret agents, james bond, spy, british intelligence, heroic mission, 007, mission, spy hero, secret service, british secret service, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: turkey, china, england, asia, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Air Rage (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When a Marine Colonel orders his men to massacre a village they were sent to rescue some hostages but when they found them dead they decide to get some payback. Upon returning to the States the Colonel would be court-martialed and made a plea ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic
Plot: airplane, save the day, daring rescue, government agency, hostage, adventure, terrorism, rivalry, tough heroes, one man army, hijacking, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The War Lover (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Buzz Rickson is a dare-devil World War II bomber pilot with a death wish. Failing at everything not involving flying, Rickson lives for the most dangerous missions. His crew lives with this aspect of his personality only because they know he always ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: bomber, military, soldier, heroes, escapades, save the day, adventure, war, survival, battles, wartime life, military life ...
Place: england, europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Second Front (2005)
Genre: Action, Romance, War
Country: Russia, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In an explosive and action-packed story of heroism and courage under fire, American and Russian troops must join forces in a desperate mission that could change the course of World War 2.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, suspense, tense ...
Plot: world war two, espionage, kgb, save the day, undercover, war, secret agents, daring rescue, confined, escapades, intrigue, love triangle ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1942
Place: germany, europe, cyprus, london, norway ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%