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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: escape, cold war, communism, tunnel, new love, love letter, adventure, heroes, military, soldier, human spirit, escapades, getting home, ambition, confined, political unrest, against the odds, obsessive quest, hopes, state affairs, daring rescue, iron curtain, wall, chases and races, danger
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: berlin germany, germany, europe, east germany, east berlin

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Night Crossing (1982)
Genre: Drama, Family, History, Thriller
Country: UK, West Germany, USA
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: disney, airplane, communism, escape, cold war, iron curtain, german history, travel, prison, friends, daring rescue, fugitives ...
Time: 70s
Place: east germany, germany, europe, west germany, german democratic republic
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Landslide (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
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Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, tense
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Time: contemporary
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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: captivating, realistic, serious, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: cold war, border, spy, winter, world war two, soldier, nuclear holocaust, battles, military life, wartime life, political intrigue, anti war ...
Time: 80s
Place: czechoslovakia, germany, asia, vietnam, europe
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Survive! (1976)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
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: disturbing, serious, realistic, exciting, rough ...
Plot: disaster, survival, air disaster, mountain, cannibal, catastrophe, wilderness, escapades, adventure, confined, heroes, cannibalism ...
Time: 70s
Place: andes mountains
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Silent Army (2008)
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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 ...
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Plot: espionage, renegade, conspiracy, secret agents, government agency, race against time, state affairs, undercover, military, escapades, dishonesty, kgb ...
Time: 60s
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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: realistic, serious, exciting, bleak, rough ...
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Time: 20th century, 70s
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Counterstrike (2002)
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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 ...
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Deewaar: Let's Bring Our Heroes Home (2004)
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Country: India
Duration: 163 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, psychological ...
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Time: 90s, 20th century
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The Tunnel (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 150 min.
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Style: suspense, suspenseful, tense, compassionate, captivating ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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