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, writer's life, heroes, journalism, artists and showbiz, danger, chases and races, escapades, rivalry, undercover, government agency, world war two, prospector, casino, nazi, intelligence agency, writers, gambling, womanizer, book, intelligence ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 40s, 1930s
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, espionage, adventure and world war two mostly in War, Action and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Secret Life of Ian Fleming: Fleming (2014), 3 Musketeers (2011), Triple Cross (1966), Behind Enemy Lines (1985), Where Eagles Dare (1968). 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, realistic, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: world war two, british secret service, hotshot hero, post war, spy, womanizer, love and romance, nazism, secret service, espionage, artists and showbiz, undercover ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 50s, 40s, 1930s
Place: england, london
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100%
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 628
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, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: secret agents, conspiracy, secret agent, break in, adventure, government agency, save the day, undercover, danger, escapades, assassination attempt, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, north korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret agents, espionage, military, world war two, prison, safecracker, double agent, war, dishonesty, adventure, confined, soldier ...
Time: 1940s
Place: england, germany, europe, paris france, english channel
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, exciting, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: world war two, military, criminal heroes, espionage, escapades, danger, state affairs, heroes, rebellion, war, chases and races, wartime life ...
Time: 20th century
Place: london, norway, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mountain, world war two, military, espionage, undercover, heroes, double agent, behind enemy lines, castle, sabotage, falling from height, explosion ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: germany, austria, bavaria, alps, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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: suspenseful, exciting, semi serious, realistic, cult movie cast ...
Plot: assassin, spy, adventure, chases and races, undercover, state affairs, secret agents, crimes, rivalry, danger, government agency, heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: rome italy, hong kong, bahamas, europe, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 2K
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, escapades, rivalry, chases and races, danger, secret agents, two man army, secret agent, spy, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: riviera, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, secret agents, hostage, world war two, kidnapping, train, battles, daring rescue, crimes, military, heroes, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: espionage, world war two, d day, rescue, undercover, war, escapades, danger, secret agents, double agent, nazi, cell mate ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1944
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: exciting, captivating, rough, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, military, rivalry, deadly, danger, escapades, heroes, heroism, heroic mission, behind enemy lines, reconnaissance, nazis ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: ukraine
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Operation Crossbow (1965)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Allied agents infiltrate the Nazi rocket complex at Peenemunde in order to obtain their secrets and sabotage the plant.The film alternates between German developments of the V-1 missile and V-2 rocket (with a German cast speaking their own language) ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, undercover, world war two, rocket, military, double agent, working undercover, heroic mission, heroes, secret agents, danger, escapades ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: germany, london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: suspenseful, emotional, tense, realistic, serious
Plot: soldier, world war two, military, heroes, lovers reunited, danger, lovers on the run, escapades, d day, battles, family relations, chase ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: europe, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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, suspenseful, realistic, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: espionage, secret agents, heroic mission, working undercover, undercover, danger, war, world war two, rivalry, friendship, heroes, good versus evil ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, realistic, suspenseful, serious
Plot: espionage, hidden identity, undercover, secret agents, terrorism, on the run, government agency, betrayal, danger, special agents, heroes, battles ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, iran, england, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: world war two, holocaust, wartime life, military life, human spirit, rivalry, contests and competitions, danger, confined, basic training, prison life, survival ...
Time: 20th century
Place: kenya, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: suspenseful, humorous, exciting, realistic, semi serious
Plot: espionage, secret agents, escape, spy, cia, disorder, fish out of water, working undercover, prison, captivity, heroic mission, undercover ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: albania, europe, mexico, mexico city
⇓ 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: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: workplace romance, heroes, journalism, adventure, escapades, rivalry, special agents, discrimination, desert, explosion, handcuffs, muslim ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: africa, berlin germany
⇓ 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, crimes, danger, leadership, secret agents, top secret, military ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: england, germany, europe, poland, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, terrorism, working undercover, secret agents, save the day, state affairs, deadly, race against time, head of state, adventure, rivalry, danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c., china
⇓ 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: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: civil war, gang, crimes, adventure, tiger, working undercover, escapades, undercover, infiltration, army, mountain, village ...
Time: 1940s, year 1946
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: world war two, espionage, danger, war, anti war, escapades, mission, soldier, battles, reconnaissance, liberation, captivity ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: the philippines, japan, asia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Eagles Over London (1969)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy, France, Spain
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The British High Command finds itself in the thick of a huge dilemma when it is realized that they have long been infiltrated by spies from a German intelligence group. This all happens during the preliminary stages of the Battle of Britain.
Style: exciting, captivating, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, evacuation, danger, army investigation, law enforcement, undercover, superior officer, aerial combats, military, escapades, war, heroes ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1940
Place: england, london, britain, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 1K
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, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zeppelin, world war one, undercover, war, military, adventure, espionage, secret agents, adventurer, soldier, escapades, government agency ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: scotland, germany, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 1K
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: rebelliousness, missing person, rebellion, obsessive quest, daring rescue, political intrigue, race against time, intrigue, politics, journalism, undercover, terrorism ...
Time: contemporary
Place: switzerland, usa, beverly hills, europe, central america
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The World Is Not Enough (1999)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, 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, witty, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: skiing, espionage, spy, terrorism, secret service, oil, heroes, henchman, secret agents, boat, scientist, surveillance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: london, england, turkey, europe, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.1
 24K
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, chases and races, undercover, race against time, school, martial arts, espionage, heroic mission, danger, working undercover ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 4.5
 364
White Ghost (1988)
Genre: Action, Adventure, War
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: July '72. Vietnam. Lt. Steve Shepard missing in action. Presumed dead...15 years later he's still there.
Style: serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue, military, chases and races, rivalry, master warrior, espionage, chase, escapades, ghost, danger, heroes, daring rescue ...
Time: 80s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: serious, realistic
Plot: bomber, human nature, heroes, danger, escapades, adventure, soldier, military, save the day, war, survival, introspection ...
Place: england, germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.4
 1K
The Spy (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Spring 1941. Center of Moscow. Duel of the two intelligence services turns more and more tense.
Style: realistic, captivating, exciting, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prospector, world war two, heroes, undercover, secret agents, spy, mole, secret police, heroic mission, mentor, rivalry, life & death ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1941
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Von Ryan's Express (1965)
Genre: Action, Adventure, War
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Von Ryan's Express stars Frank Sinatra as a POW colonel who leads a daring escape from Nazi Germany by taking over a freight train, but he has to win over the British soldiers he finds himself commanding.
Style: realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: train, escape, world war two, prison, pow, behind enemy lines, war, adventure, confined, fugitives, chases and races, escapades ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943
Place: switzerland, italy, germany, europe, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%