Movies like The Serpent 1973

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The Serpent (1973)
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The Serpent (1973)
Original name: Le Serpent
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Vlassov is a Soviet spy who defects in France. He is whisked to the U.S, where Allan Davies takes over the case. After polygraph tests and cross-examinations, Vlassov names several Western European agents who are also spying for the Soviets. Davies wants to take the listed agents into custody; meanwhile, those on the list start dying under mysterious circumstances.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, suspenseful, eurospy
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, soviet spy, espionage, double agent, kgb, undercover, conspiracy, secret agents, intrigue, escapades, rivalry, manhunt, political intrigue, working undercover, mind game, race against time, government agency, dishonesty, against the rules, reconnaissance, cia, female nudity, murder, cold war, computer ...
Time: 70s
Place: france, russia, europe, england, paris france, london, germany ...

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Most similar movies to The Serpent

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and exciting films with plots about espionage, undercover, spy, dishonesty, secret agents, state affairs and government agency mostly in Thriller, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like The Serpent: Enigma (1982), The Kremlin Letter (1970), Escape to Nowhere (1973), The Defector (1966), The Tamarind Seed (1974). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: 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 ⇓
95%
The Kremlin Letter (1970)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A network of older spies from the West recruits a young intelligence officer with a photographic memory to accompany them on a mission inside Russia. They must recover a letter written by the CIA that promises American assistance to Russia if China ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, neo noir
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, manhunt, undercover, betrayal, government agency, secret agents, mystery, law enforcement, rivalry, race against time, against the rules, state affairs ...
Time: 60s
Place: china, russia, asia, san francisco, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Escape to Nowhere (1973)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Who is Anton Haliakov, who has just been abducted by the M.I.5 in London? A Soviet scientist apparently. But sixteen years before the man had another identity, Clément Tibère, and another nationality, French. So what led him to become Russian and ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kgb, espionage, heroes, undercover, manhunt, escapades, dishonesty, crimes, rebellion, state affairs, cons and scams, kidnapping ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: london, russia, england, alps, geneva switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 5.7
 762
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, conspiracy, secret agents, government agency, race against time, state affairs, undercover, military, escapades, dishonesty, kgb, hitman ...
Time: 60s
Place: germany, europe, west berlin west germany, west germany, east berlin ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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The Tamarind Seed (1974)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: During a Caribbean holiday, a British civil servant finds herself falling in love with a Russian agent.
Style: serious, realistic, romantic, microfilm
Plot: opposites attract, espionage, double agent, cold war, master and servant, love and romance, dishonesty, assassination attempt, rivalry, government agency, special agents, secret agents ...
Time: 70s
Place: london, paris france, france, russia, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Bullet to Beijing (1995)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, Russia, Canada, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: When long-time British agent Harry Palmer loses his job because the Cold War is over, he's promptly approached by a Russian bossman, Alex. In St. Petersburg Alex tells Harry of his plan for Russia's future, which is threatened because a ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting, cynical
Audience: boys' night
Plot: intrigue, kgb, secret agents, state affairs, political conspiracy, espionage, undercover, dishonesty, save the day, rivalry, betrayal, political corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: russia, korea, europe, asia, beijing china ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 18K
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, enigmatic ...
Plot: espionage, betrayal, kgb, secret agents, politics, state affairs, undercover, government agency, spy, surveillance, cold war, nato ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1962
Place: cuba, paris france, france, new york, copenhagen ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.9
 7K
Farewell (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Engaging, emotional and riveting, FAREWELL is an intricate and highly intelligent thriller pulled from the pages of history— about an ordinary man thrust into the biggest theft of Soviet information of the Cold War. Ronald Reagan called this piece ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, sincere ...
Plot: cold war, espionage, kgb, double agent, undercover, working undercover, dishonesty, state affairs, betrayal, father son relationship, iron curtain, secret agents ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: france, ussr, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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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: suspenseful, suspense, tense, enigmatic, atmospheric ...
Plot: espionage, cold war, spy, political intrigue, double agent, undercover, investigation, rivalry, race against time, dishonesty, politics, conspiracy ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: england, albania, london, europe, scotland yard ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 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, life is a bitch, betrayal, undercover, political corruption, uncover truth, rebellion, dishonesty, love triangle ...
Time: 1930s
Place: russia, france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: In the bleak days of the Cold War, espionage veteran George Smiley is forced from semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet mole within his former colleagues at the heart of MI6.
Style: tense, bleak, non-linear, atmospheric, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, cold war, spy, double agent, british intelligence, government agency, investigation, mole, secret service, secret agents, betrayal, kgb ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, budapest, england, hungary, istanbul turkey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The Jigsaw Man (1983)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Philip Kimberly, the former head of the British Secret Service who defected to Russia, is given plastic surgery and sent back to Britain by the KGB to retrieve some vital documents. With the documents in hand, he instead plays off MI6 and the KGB ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, political thriller
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kgb, espionage, cold war, uncover truth, assassination attempt, dishonesty, heroes, politics, state affairs, secret agents, crimes, betrayal ...
Time: 80s
Place: russia, england, europe, scotland yard, ussr ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: intelligence agency, secret agents, undercover, state affairs, dishonesty, track down, parents and children, political intrigue, spy, sniper, espionage, terrorism ...
Time: september 11 2001, 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, venice, europe, italy, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Legacy (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set in the 1970s London during the height of the Cold War when a young spy discovers the disturbing truth about his father's complex past. Based on Alan Judd's 2001 novel Legacy, the second in the Thoroughgood series after 1981's A ...
Style: captivating, serious, tense, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: secret agents, espionage, kgb, spy, betrayal, government agency, love and romance, undercover, forbidden love, political unrest, dishonesty, cold war ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1974
Place: england, london, ussr, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, betrayal, dishonesty, secret agents, state affairs, crimes, adventure, rivalry, heroes, undercover ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: england, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The MacKintosh Man (1973)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A member of British Intelligence assumes a fictitious criminal identity and allows himself to be caught, imprisoned, and freed in order to infiltrate a spy organization and expose a traitor.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, espionage, car chase, secret agents, spy, betrayal, on the run, working undercover, undercover, rivalry, crimes, heist ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: ireland, russia, london, england, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Listening (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Estranged by the degree of corporate influence within the largest U.S. listening station in the world, an aging NSA officer defects and mounts a clandestine counter-listening station high in the Italian alps.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, espionage, secret agents, rivalry, on the run, political conspiracy, working undercover, life turned upside down, rebellion, government agency, undercover, fighting the system ...
Time: contemporary
Place: rome italy, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Spy(ies) (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: France, UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Vincent is a bright young man but has introverted personality. He is working as a baggage handler at an airport and refuses to follow a career path accordingly to his education. With his colleague, Gerard, Vincent used to steal objects from the ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, sentimental, serious, bleak ...
Plot: british secret service, terrorism, espionage, undercover, female spy, dishonesty, love and romance, secret agents, spy, counter terrorism, terrorist attack, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, london, paris france, syria, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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The Human Factor (1979)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: When Arthur Davis, a junior bachelor in the British secret service's African section, is seen taking a file with him to meet his girlfriend Cynthia- the brass fears he may be the leak to Moscow, and allows Dr. Percival to terminate the ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret agents, conspiracy, espionage, double agent, communist, undercover, government agency, heroes, state affairs, dishonesty, political intrigue, white male black female relationship ...
Time: 70s
Place: england, africa, europe, britain, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, special agents, dishonesty, secret agents, hidden identity, undercover ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, los angeles, san diego california, ussr ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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. ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kgb, intrigue, espionage, betrayal, secret agents, assassination attempt, on the run, heroes, double agent, cold war, cia, hitman ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., vienna, langley virginia, europe, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
A Different Loyalty (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK, USA, Malta
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In January 1963, British journalist Leo Cauffield suddenly disappears from his home in Beirut. His wife Sally knew that he was working part-time for British intelligence, but was not prepared to be told by the British embassy that they suspect he ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: espionage, betrayal, treason, undercover, secret agents, working undercover, love affair, heroic mission, terrorism, dishonesty, journalism, race against time ...
Time: contemporary, 60s
Place: middle east, russia, lebanon, new york, moscow russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: espionage, life is a bitch, special agents, government agency, state affairs, dishonesty, undercover, alcohol abuse, betrayal, arrest, alcoholic, loyalty ...
Time: 90s
Place: ussr, russia, langley virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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The Patriots (1994)
Genre: Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Ariel, un jeune Juif français, décide de quitter sa famille pour partir en Israël et devenir un agent du Mossad, les services secrets israéliens. En participant à des missions à Paris, Tel Aviv et Washington, il sera initié à l'art ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mossad, secret agents, spy, moral dilemma, idealism, introspection, working undercover, espionage, society, dishonesty, state affairs, government agency ...
Time: 80s
Place: israel, paris france, europe, france, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.1
 6K
Möbius (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Belgium, Luxembourg
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An FSB officer fall in love with his agent, an American woman who works as a trader in a Russian bank.
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, serious, stylized
Plot: espionage, fall in love, intrigue, love and romance, dishonesty, undercover, money laundering, secret mission, one night stand, financial crisis, undercover agent, spy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: europe, cote d'azur, moscow russia, monaco
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Funeral in Berlin (1966)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Colonel Stok, a Soviet intelligence officer responsible for security at the Berlin Wall, appears to want to defect but the evidence is contradictory. Stok wants the British to handle his defection and asks for one of their agents, Harry Palmer, to ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, psychotronic, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cold war, espionage, spy, berlin wall, chase, betrayal, double agent, crimes, terrorism, escapades, assassination attempt, heroes ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, berlin germany, east germany, europe, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.5
 430
Danger Route (1967)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Jonas Wilde, a British secret agent licensed to kill, wants to resign from his murderous work, but his superiors pressure him into taking on a new assignment-the assassination of a defecting Soviet scientist. In the course of the dangerous mission, ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, psychotronic ...
Plot: espionage, secret agents, ship, fellow agent, one last case, disorder, special agents, undercover, dishonesty, crimes, adventure, rivalry ...
Time: 60s
Place: london, russia, england, australia, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Secret Agent (1996)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: London of the late 19th century is a haven for political exiles of all sorts - refugees, partisans, anarchists. Verloc has made his living spying for the Russian goverment, an agent provacateur of sorts, while simultaneously providing information to ...
Style: psychological, realistic, suspenseful, serious, tense ...
Plot: espionage, terrorism, secret agents, police inspector, bomb, politics, undercover, state affairs, mentally challenged, crimes, dishonesty, betrayal ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1880s, 1930s, 18th century
Place: london, england, europe, scotland, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Billion Dollar Brain (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A former British spy stumbles into in a plot to overthrow Communism with the help of a supercomputer. But who is working for whom?
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, psychotronic, eurospy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kgb, murder, secret agents, betrayal, private detective, espionage, cold war, spy, anti communism, tough heroes, revolution, workplace intrigue ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, finland, latvia, texas, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Fourth Protocol (1987)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Plan Aurora, led by Kim Philby is a plan that breaches the top-secret Fourth Protocol and turns the fears that shaped it into a living nightmare. A crack Soviet agent, placed under cover in a quiet English country town, begins to assemble a nuclear ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kgb, espionage, politics, chase, betrayal, race against time, undercover, secret agents, military base, political intrigue, conspiracy, rivalry ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: russia, england, europe, london, big ben london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%