Movies like The Whistle Blower

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The Whistle Blower (1986)
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The Whistle Blower (1986)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A war veteran tries to investigate the murder of his son who was working as a Russian translator for the British intelligence service during the Cold War. He meets a web of deception and paranoia that seems impenetrable...
Style: tense, rough, clever, bleak, serious, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing, political thriller
Plot: translator, murder, conspiracy, whistleblower, cold war, british intelligence, paranoia, investigation, mystery, graphic violence, espionage, life is a bitch, rebellion, fighting the system, rivalry, society, disorder, amateur detective, government agency, dishonesty, state affairs, uncover truth, price of justice, life turned upside down, prison ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe

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Most similar movies to The Whistle Blower

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and tense films with plots about dishonesty, crimes, deadly, murder, state affairs, danger and conspiracy mostly in Thriller, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Whistle Blower: The Fourth Protocol (1987), The Jigsaw Man (1983), The Ipcress File (1965), Funeral in Berlin (1966), Defense of the Realm (1985). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, military base, secret agents, political intrigue, conspiracy, rivalry ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: russia, england, europe, london, big ben london ...
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67%
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
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, kgb, cold war, conspiracy, uncover truth, assassination attempt, dishonesty, heroes, politics, state affairs, secret agents, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: russia, england, europe, scotland yard, ussr ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, rivalry, race against time, dishonesty, politics, conspiracy ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: england, albania, london, europe, scotland yard ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 ⇓
51%
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Defense of the Realm (1985)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A reporter Mullen 'stumbles' on a story linking a prominent Member of Parliament to a KGB agent. In fact it is also linked to a near Nuclear disaster involving a teenage runaway and an Americal USAF base. Has there been a Government ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: kgb, journalism, mole, political corruption, reporter, member of parliament, state affairs, uncover truth, investigation, society, heroes, media ...
Time: 80s
Place: london, england, europe
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41%
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Sorted (2000)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A young lawyer gets more than he bargains for while investigating his brother's mysterious death.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: murder, nightclub, investigation, amateur detective, uncover truth, rave, crimes, life is a bitch, nightlife, clubbing, death of brother, drug use ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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The Salamander (1981)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An Italian policeman investigates a series of murders involving people in prominent positions. Left behind at each murder scene is a drawing of a salamander. The policeman begins to suspect these murders are linked to a plot to seize control of the ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspense, enigmatic, captivating ...
Plot: murder, politics, political conspiracy, police investigation, political intrigue, mystery, crimes, political corruption, society, dishonesty, state affairs, police officer ...
Time: 80s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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The Idealist (2015)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Denmark, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A whistle blower attempts to reveal the secret behind a nuclear disaster that occurred during the height of the Cold War.
Style: serious, realistic, stylized, suspenseful, tense
Plot: journalist, uncover truth, idealism, state affairs, dishonesty, life is a bitch, contamination, whistleblower, cold war, catastrophe, conspiracy, disaster ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 60s
Place: greenland, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Crossplot (1969)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A successful London ad-exec hires a beautiful Hungarian girl to pose for some modeling shots, little realising that she has overheard an assassination plot and is now being hunted by some dangerous killers.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: murder, assassination, rivalry, espionage, undercover, dishonesty, crimes, life turned upside down, disorder, frame up, car chase, conspiracy ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Who's Got the Black Box? (1967)
Genre: Thriller
Country: France, Italy, Greece
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The widow of a murdered undercover NATO officer in Greece is the prime suspect in his killing. She finds herself embroiled in a bigger conspiracy about the sabotage of U.S. radar installations while trying to prove her innocence.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: murder, whistleblower, disorder, snitch, righting the wronged, false accusation, political intrigue, uncover truth, frame up, mistaken identity, working undercover, political corruption ...
Time: 60s
Place: greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Murder in the Central Committee (1982)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The plot follows a private detective, an ex communist and former CIA agent, who travels from Barcelona to Madrid to discover the identity of the assassin of the leader of the Spanish Communist party who was stabbed during a blackout while presiding ...
Style: suspense, serious, suspenseful, realistic, biting
Plot: murder, investigation, private detective, mystery, crimes, dishonesty, strong sexual content, politics, undercover, who done it, secret agents, government agency ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: spain, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, working undercover, betrayal, on the run, heist, undercover, rivalry, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: ireland, russia, london, england, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Telling Lies (2008)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 81 min.
Story: The morning after the night before, a rapid spiral of disastrous telephone calls chart the certain ruin of young Phil's day as he attempts to fib his way out of one scrape after another. Told entirely in animated captions.
Style: psychological, tense, twists and turns, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: infidelity, murder, mystery, rivalry, couples, crimes, law enforcement, hidden identity, who done it, investigation, life turned upside down, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
American Roulette (1988)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Carlos Quintas, the democratically-elected president of an unnamed South American country, has been deposed by a military coup. He is in London, the head of a government in exile, rallying international support. He is also a poet of talent and ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough
Plot: head of state, politics, espionage, assassination attempt, rebellion, dishonesty, state affairs, crimes, heroes, terrorism, on the run, graphic violence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Billion Dollar Brain (1967)
Genre: Crime, 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: secret agents, betrayal, private detective, kgb, murder, espionage, anti communism, cold war, spy, rivalry, undercover, dishonesty ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, finland, latvia, texas, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Skulls III (2004)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A young college co-ed tries joining the elite, all-male, secret society, the Skulls, and in so doing, she uncovers some unscrupulous methods used by some of the members to get what they want.
Style: serious, tense, realistic, bleak, suspenseful
Plot: college, murder, college life, uncover truth, mystery, investigation, woman in danger, youth, mind game, dishonesty, crimes, who done it ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Midnight in Saint Petersburg (1996)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK, Russia, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Harry Palmer heads a private investigation business based in Moscow. His associates are Nikolai "Nick" Petrov (Jason Connery), ex-CIA agent Craig (Michael Sarrazin), and ex-KGB Colonel Gradsky (Lev Prygunov). They take on the job of ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, private detective, kidnapping, political conspiracy, woman in danger, nuclear threat, kgb, dishonesty, save the day, undercover, crimes, heroes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: russia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
A Dark Reflection (2015)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A journalist digs deep into the world of aviation and discovers some uncomfortable truths. And a conspiracy trail dating back to 1954. But why is no one saying anything?
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating, realistic
Plot: uncover truth, investigation, journalism, moral dilemma, society, dishonesty, conspiracy, media, journalist
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Formosa Betrayed (2009)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In the early 1980s, an FBI Agent is assigned to investigate the murder of a respected professor. Through his investigation, he unearths a spider web of international secrets that has been thriving within college campuses across America for decades. ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, clever, realistic ...
Plot: investigation, police detective, uncover truth, politics, law enforcement, political unrest, crimes, fighting the system, society, who to trust, rebellion, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: taiwan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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White Lie (2013)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK, France
Duration: 75 min.
Story: A young writer has his book stolen by his mentor.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful, neo noir
Plot: uncover truth, writer's life, betrayal, dishonesty, injustice, life is a bitch, murder, artists and showbiz, hostage, writers, theft, gun
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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06/05 (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A fictional version of the events that led to the assassination of the Dutch politician Pim Fortuyn on May 6, 2002. The movie is based upon the book "The sixth of May" by Tomas Ross.
Style: tense, disturbing, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: murder, investigation, uncover truth, political conspiracy, life is a bitch, crimes, fighting the system, politics, assassination, state affairs, dishonesty, immigrants ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, 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 ⇓
26%
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Tower Block (2012)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A year after witnessing a murder, residents of Tower Block 31 find themselves being picked off by a sniper, pitting those lucky enough to be alive into a battle for survival.
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, twists and turns, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, crimes, deathtrap, survival, captivity, confinement indoors, escape attempt, isolation, life is a bitch, society, witnessing a crime, confined ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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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, psychological, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: conspiracy, intrigue, race against time, rivalry, investigation, murder, frame up, amateur detective, state affairs, surveillance, gay romance, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Fog and Night (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Turkey
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Fog and the Night is the search of an investigator who has lost his confidence in his organization and whose happy"family father" order has been disrupted by his young lover.And introverted man due to his profession , not a big talker or ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious, bleak
Plot: investigation, fighting the system, uncover truth, murder, friendship, rivalry, life is a bitch, who to trust, partners, society, law enforcement, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Ordeal by Innocence (1984)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Dr. Arthur Calgary visits the Argyle family to return an address book lost some time ago by Jack Argyle, only to find out that Jack has been executed for the murder of his mother. Calgary can prove that Jack was innocent. In spite of opposition from ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, amateur detective, uncover truth, injustice, death row, frame up, false accusation, legal, law enforcement, mystery, nudity (full frontal - brief), alibi ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: england, antarctica, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 4.0
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Baltic Storm (2003)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A journalist from Berlin, Germany, and a Swedish lawyer discover the truth behind the sinking of the "MS Estonia" in 1994, where more than 850 people drowned.
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, suspenseful
Plot: conspiracy, crimes, investigation, escapades, state affairs, terrorism, dishonesty, uncover truth, media, journalism, fighting the system, politics ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, estonia, russia, pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.7
 85
Nexus (2010)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Holly is a struggling singer whose life is torn apart when she loses custody of her daughter, Chloe. When she travels to her soon to be ex-husbands estate in the country, for a weekend visit with Chloe, she is shocked to discover that he is missing. ...
Style: neo noir, serious, realistic, tense, captivating ...
Plot: conspiracy, false accusation, on the run, frame up, uncover truth, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, betrayal, life turned upside down, murder, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
A Show of Force (1990)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In this thriller, television reporter Kate Ryan de Meléndez investigates the death of two radical Puerto Rican activists, whom she begins to believe may have been framed and murdered by undercover American agents.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Plot: murder, investigation, police corruption, undercover, mystery, working undercover, price of justice, political conspiracy, journalism, uncover truth, legal, amateur detective ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: puerto rico
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Statement (2003)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: Canada, France, UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The film is set in France in the 1990s, the French were defeated by the Germans early in World War II, an armistice was signed in 1940 which effectively split France into a German occupied part in the North and a semi-independent part in the south ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, intense, realistic ...
Plot: war criminal, investigation, politics, murder, on the run, fighting the system, life is a bitch, state affairs, law enforcement, haunted by the past, world war two, justice ...
Time: 1940s, 90s
Place: france, europe, paris france, provence, vichy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%