Movies like The Tamarind Seed

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The Tamarind Seed (1974)
 6.4
 2K
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, microfilm
Plot: espionage, double agent, opposites attract, cold war, special agents, romance, couple relations, conspiracy, secret agents, love and romance, infidelity, political intrigue, fall in love, working undercover, love affair, assassination attempt, intrigue, couples, dishonesty, rivalry, undercover, government agency, state affairs, master and servant, caribbean sea ...
Time: 70s
Place: paris france, london, england, russia, france, europe, canada ...

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Most similar movies to The Tamarind Seed

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and tense films with plots about dishonesty, espionage, spy, undercover, state affairs, secret agents and betrayal mostly in Drama, Thriller and Romance genres. Some movies like The Tamarind Seed: Torn Curtain (1966), The Serpent (1973), The Russia House (1990), Farewell (2009), The Human Factor (1979). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Torn Curtain (1966)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: During the Cold War, an American scientist appears to defect to East Germany as part of a cloak and dagger mission to find the formula for a resin solution, but the plan goes awry when his fiancee, unaware of his motivation, follows him across the ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: cold war, espionage, iron curtain, politics, political intrigue, working undercover, state affairs, secret agents, dishonesty, double agent, couple relations, museum ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: east germany, europe, berlin germany, sweden, norway ...
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95%
 6.3
 1K
The Serpent (1973)
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 ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic, eurospy
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soviet spy, spy, espionage, double agent, kgb, race against time, intrigue, chases and races, undercover, escapades, mind game, rivalry ...
Time: 70s
Place: france, russia, europe, germany, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
The Russia House (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: An expatriate British publisher unexpectedly finds himself working for British intelligence to investigate people in Russia.
Style: thought provoking, stylized, contemplative, realistic, serious ...
Plot: cia, cold war, espionage, alcohol abuse, iron curtain, romance, mi6, politics, opposites attract, government agency, intrigue, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: russia, lisbon portugal, england, ussr, soviet union ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 7.0
 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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: cold war, espionage, kgb, double agent, undercover, state affairs, danger, dishonesty, betrayal, working undercover, father son relationship, iron curtain ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: soviet union, france, ussr, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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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: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret agents, conspiracy, espionage, communist, double agent, government agency, chases and races, dishonesty, palaces castles and temples, undercover, heroes, political intrigue ...
Time: 70s
Place: england, africa, europe, britain, moscow russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: espionage, betrayal, treason, working undercover, love affair, heroic mission, undercover, secret agents, danger, dishonesty, race against time, journalism ...
Time: contemporary, 60s, 1960s
Place: middle east, russia, lebanon, moscow russia, ussr ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 5.8
 382
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, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Plot: espionage, kgb, spy, undercover, love and romance, secret agents, government agency, betrayal, political unrest, forbidden love, dishonesty, cold war ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1974
Place: england, london, europe, soviet union, britain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kgb, espionage, cold war, undercover, betrayal, state affairs, politics, conspiracy, working undercover, political intrigue, political corruption, uncover truth ...
Time: 80s
Place: russia, england, europe, scotland yard, soviet union ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 6.1
 2K
Darling Lili (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Set in Paris during World War I. Lili Smith/Schmidt is a German spy being requested to go under cover to help Germany during the war, to try and find out their plans. Her "uncle" wishes her to fulfill the operation, whereas one of his ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious
Plot: world war one, spy, show tunes, romance, femme fatale, war, rescue, soldier, betrayal, love and romance, espionage, heroes ...
Time: 1910s, year 1918
Place: paris france, france, europe, switzerland, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.0
 1K
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, politics, danger, dishonesty, journalism, rivalry, government agency ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: germany, east germany, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.9
 906
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: suspenseful, sentimental, realistic, serious, psychological ...
Plot: british secret service, terrorism, undercover, espionage, female spy, danger, dishonesty, secret agents, love and romance, counter terrorism, spy, terrorist attack ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, london, paris france, syria, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Half Moon Street (1986)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Dr. Lauren Slaughter, a research fellow at the Arab-Anglo Institute in London is utterly frustrated by her job. To supplement her income, she starts moonlighting at the Jasmine Escort Service, where she has more control over men and money than she ...
Style: serious, realistic, political thriller, psychological, sexy ...
Plot: intrigue, politics, escort service, escort, romance, espionage, political intrigue, dishonesty, uncover truth, infidelity, prostitute, female protagonist ...
Time: 80s, 18th century
Place: london, england, europe, middle east, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.2
 17K
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, 1960s, year 1962
Place: cuba, paris france, new york, copenhagen, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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: serious, realistic, suspense, enigmatic, psychological
Plot: espionage, government agency, politics, secret agents, political corruption, life is a bitch, betrayal, undercover, rebellion, dishonesty, uncover truth, love triangle ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: france, russia, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.1
 3K
Restless (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 180 min.
Story: A young woman finds out that her mother worked as a spy for the British Secret Service during World War II and has been on the run ever since.
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: espionage, world war two, secret hideout, top secret, double agent, secret service, undercover, government agency, german, secret place, haunted by the past, secret agents ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 30s, 40s, 1930s ...
Place: europe, new mexico, holland, new york, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.2
 781
Gentlemen (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Norway
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Beaten up, bruised, and scared, a young writer hides in a Stockholm apartment, writing the story of its disappeared inhabitants: the flamboyant and charismatic Morgan brothers.
Style: serious, captivating, tense, realistic
Plot: espionage, political conspiracy, state affairs, undercover, dishonesty, multiple time frames, apartment, love and romance, friendship, danger, conspiracy, writer's life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, sweden, stockholm sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Deadly Affair (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Charles Dobbs is a British secret agent investigating the apparent suicide of Foreign Office official Samuel Fennan. Dobbs suspects that Fennan's wife, Elsa, a survivor of a Nazi Germany extermination camp, might have some clues, but other ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, exciting, psychological ...
Plot: private detective, espionage, uncover truth, working undercover, love affair, infidelity, office, political corruption, crimes, danger, civil servant, heroes ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.7
 720
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, working undercover, political conspiracy, culture clash, political intrigue, chases and races, dishonesty, secret agents, race against time, danger, undercover, government agency ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: germany, europe, west berlin west germany, east berlin, german democratic republic ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, France, Germany
Duration: 122 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, twists and turns, non-linear, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, cold war, spy, double agent, british intelligence, government agency, investigation, mole, betrayal, kgb, secret service, torture ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, budapest, england, budapest hungary, istanbul turkey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Crime and Passion (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, West Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Financier persuades his mistress to marry a rich industrialist for his money, then discovers that he and the new wife are to be murdered by her new husband.
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious
Plot: wealth, couples, love and romance, crime, dishonesty, crimes, cons and scams, graphic violence, skiing, undressing, pastry, snow ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1965)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: British agent Alec Leamas refuses to come in from the cold war during the 1960s, choosing to face another mission, which may prove to be his final one.
Style: bleak, talky, realistic, clever, captivating ...
Plot: cold war, espionage, spy, communist, double agent, whiskey, library, cynicism, iron curtain, grocer, atheist, court martial ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: london, england, germany, europe, east germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.4
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Charlotte Gray (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Australia, Germany
Duration: 121 min.
Story: This is a drama set in Nazi-occupied France at the height of World War II. Charlotte Gray tells the compelling story of a young Scottish woman working with the French Resistance in the hope of rescuing her lover, a missing RAF pilot. Based on the ...
Style: captivating, sentimental, sexy, realistic, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: world war two, resistance, espionage, secret agents, romance, war, wartime life, couple relations, fall in love, holocaust, couples, rescue ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: france, london, paris france, europe, vichy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Shining Through (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Spirited New Yorker Linda Voss goes to work for international lawyer and secret Office of Strategic Services operative Ed Leland just before World War II. As they fall in love, the United States enters the fight against Hitler, and Linda volunteers ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: double agent, world war two, behind enemy lines, espionage, romance, nazi germany, secret agents, wartime life, working undercover, love and romance, translator, wartime ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, new york, berlin germany, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Surveillance 24/7 (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Our hero Adam gets drawn into a web of intrigue as evidence is planted on him of a gay royal affair.
Style: tense, captivating, suspense, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: conspiracy, intrigue, rivalry, investigation, race against time, murder, frame up, amateur detective, danger, state affairs, surveillance, gay romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, tense, serious ...
Plot: espionage, terrorism, secret agents, bomb, police inspector, politics, state affairs, undercover, mentally challenged, dishonesty, danger, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1880s, 1930s ...
Place: london, england, europe, scotland, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Say It in Russian (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Jacqueline, a Paris society hostess (Faye Dunaway) introduces a fellow American, businessman Andrew Lamont (Steven Brand) to a beautiful young Russian girl, Daria Larina (Agata Gotova), while he is on vacation in Europe. She is the kind of woman who ...
Style: suspenseful, sincere, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: dangerous attraction, true love, couples, romance, love and romance, deadly, escapades, fall in love, couple relations, crimes, russian mafia, deception ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Ipcress File (1965)
Genre: 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, dishonesty, race against time, danger, rivalry, politics ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: england, albania, london, europe, scotland yard ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Lady Chatterley's Lover (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An early-20th-century tale of love across class boundaries which tells the legendary and romantic story of Lady Chatterley’s affair with her gamekeeper. Jed Mercurio’s adaptation of DH Lawrence’s classic.
Style: sexual, realistic, serious, disturbing, sentimental ...
Plot: love affair, cheating on husband, master and servant, social differences, infidelity, society, obsession, sexual relations, romance, couples, unfulfillment, countryside ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s, 1910s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kgb, espionage, cons and scams, hospital, political intrigue, chases and races, crimes, state affairs, heroes, rebellion, dishonesty, undercover ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: london, england, russia, alps, geneva switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, espionage, car chase, secret agents, spy, betrayal, on the run, working undercover, rivalry, danger, undercover, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: ireland, russia, london, england, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%