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Berlin Tunnel 21 (1981)
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Berlin Tunnel 21 (1981)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: In Berlin in 1961, an American soldier and a German engineer join forces to build a tunnel under the Berlin Wall in order to smuggle out refugees, including the soldier's East German girlfriend.
Style: exciting, tense, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: tunnel, escape, adventure, military, heroes, confined, soldier, ambition, against the odds, human spirit, obsessive quest, hopes, danger, getting home, chases and races, political unrest, escapades, state affairs, daring rescue, new love, love letter, wall, iron curtain
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, east germany, east berlin

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and exciting films with plots about danger, heroes, chases and races, escapades, crimes, confined and adventure mostly in Drama, Thriller and Action genres. Some movies like Berlin Tunnel 21: Night Crossing (1982), Landslide (2005), Rogue Male (1976), The Fourth War (1990), The Defector (1966). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Night Crossing (1982)
Genre: Drama, Family, History, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, West Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Two men want to escape from East Germany (under Communist rule) but they will only go if they can take their families with them. Based on a true story.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: espionage, hopes, politics, heroes, ambition, danger, fugitives, daring rescue, chases and races, adventure, escapades, political unrest ...
Time: 70s
Place: east germany, europe, germany, west germany, german democratic republic
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Landslide (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Manhattan fireman Mark Decker visits, for the first time, his Steven in his ex Emma's new apartment in one of her dad Donald Richardson's development estates, at the foot of Diamand-back Mountain. But Don's ambitious executive Stewart ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, tense
Audience: boys' night
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Rogue Male (1976)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Early in 1939 Sir Robert Thorndyke takes aim at Adolf Hitler with a high powered rifle, but the shot misses its mark. Captured and tortured by the Gestapo and left for dead, Sir Robert makes his way back to England where he discovers the Gestapo has ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination, state affairs, society, chases and races, manhunt, escapades, deadly, politics, crimes, dishonesty, hitman, fascism ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: england, europe, germany, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Fourth War (1990)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Cold War drama about two gung-ho border commanders (Roy Scheider, Jurgen Prochnow) who carry out their own private war against each other on the German - Czechoslovakia border.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: soldier, cold war, border, wartime life, political intrigue, anti war, military life, nuclear holocaust, battles, military, heroes, war ...
Time: 80s
Place: czechoslovakia, germany, asia, vietnam, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Defector (1966)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 100 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: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, political conspiracy, working undercover, conspiracy, culture clash, political intrigue, kgb, danger, escapades, government agency, military, secret agents ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, germany, west berlin west germany, german democratic republic, east berlin
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
To Commit a Murder (1967)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: France, West Germany, Italy
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A writer gets wrapped up in espionage.
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Plot: kidnapping, espionage, spy, danger, state affairs, undercover, chases and races, heroes, crimes, dishonesty, graphic violence, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: china
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Survive! (1976)
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Country: Mexico
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Sixteen plane crash survivors stranded in the Andes turn to cannibalism to stay alive. Based on a true story.
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Plot: survival, mountain, catastrophe, air disaster, heroes, confined, danger, adventure, escapades, wilderness, gory, cannibal ...
Time: 70s
Place: andes mountains
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The Silent Army (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Eduard Zuiderwijk (Marco Borsato) runs a restaurant in Africa. When his wife (Ricky Koole) suddenly dies, he is left to take care of his son Thomas (Siebe Schoneveld) on his own. When his son's best friend Abu (Andrew Kintu) is abducted by a ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Hennessy (1975)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Set in the Seventies, Hennessy is a Irishman who believes in peace, but who has had connections to the IRA. Hennessy's family is killed, and he plots revenge, setting out to assassinate Queen Elizabeth of England.
Style: rough, bleak, suspenseful, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 70s, 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Counterstrike (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A Secret Service agent and his brother, a reckless ATF agent, try to stop a group of extreme right-wing U.S. military mercenaries, led by a fanatic Taiwanese vixen, who hijack the Queen Mary 2 ocean liner with the U.S. and Chinese presidents on ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
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Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Operation E (2012)
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Country: France, Spain
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A thriller centered on a family taken hostage by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Deewaar: Let's Bring Our Heroes Home (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 163 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, exciting, tense, suspenseful ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pakistan, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Tracks of a Killer (1996)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Business mogul David Hawkner and his wife are enjoying a quiet vacation by themselves at their isolated retreat. The serenity is broken when they become the targets of a handsome, crazed killer.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, psychological ...
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Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Escape Under Pressure (2000)
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Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Frozen Impact (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
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Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Tunnel (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Inspired by true events, Olympic swimmer Harry Melchior defects from East Germany in the 1960s and hatches a daring plot to help his sister and others flee East Berlin through a 145-yard underground tunnel.
Style: suspenseful, tense, captivating, suspense, compassionate ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Chariot (2013)
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Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
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Style: mysterious, exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Deadly Intent (1988)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: An archaeologist smuggles a valuable ancient jewel into the US. He is soon murdered by people looking for the jewel, but he had hidden it. The killers, believe that his widow knows where the artifact is hidden, go after her.
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
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Style: suspenseful, sincere, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: kidnapping, mossad, hostages, heroes, secret agents, politics, undercover, government agency, crimes, ambition, hopes, chases and races ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Twilight's Last Gleaming (1977)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, West Germany
Duration: 146 min.
Story: A renegade USAF general, Lawrence Dell, escapes from a military prison and takes over an ICBM silo near Montana and threatens to provoke World War 3 unless the President reveals details of a secret meeting held just after the start of the Vietnam ...
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, suspenseful, rough ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Hurricane (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Two hurricane hunters track a huge, violent hurricane that is bearing down on a Gulf Coast town.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting, psychotronic
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Enemy Within (1994)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Colonel Casey discovers what appears to be plans by General Lloyd to use fake military excercises to assist Jack Giddings in his plans to remove President Foster from office. Colonel Casey, and President Foster must find evidence that there is a ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
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Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Riddle of the Sands (1979)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
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Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Victory at Entebbe (1976)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
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Style: bleak, suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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