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The Debt (2010)
 6.9
 61K
The Debt (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Hungary, Israel
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Rachel Singer is a former Mossad agent who tried to capture a notorious Nazi war criminal – the Surgeon of Birkenau – in a secret Israeli mission that ended with his death on the streets of East Berlin. Now, 30 years later, a man claiming to be the doctor has surfaced, and Rachel must return to Eastern Europe to uncover the truth. Overwhelmed by haunting memories of her younger self and her two fellow agents, the still-celebrated heroine must relive the trauma of those events and confront the debt she has incurred.
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, realistic, serious, intense, suspense, exciting, talky, captivating ...
Plot: spy, secret agents, secret agent, mossad, moral dilemma, haunted by the past, righting the wronged, war crime, nazi, cold war, redemption, suicide, war criminal, ex husband ex wife relationship, secret mission, man in a wheelchair, escape, female protagonist, humiliation, beach, syringe, corruption, idealism, moral ambiguity, war ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 60s, 1960s, 1990s, year 1966
Place: israel, middle east, germany, ukraine, europe, east germany, berlin germany ...

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Most similar movies to The Debt

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and interesting films with plots about storytelling, dialogue, corruption, betrayal, murder, twists & turns and secrets mostly in Thriller, Drama and History genres. Some movies like The Debt: The Odessa File (1974), The Lives of Others (2006), Walk on Water (2004), Topaz (1969), Munich (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Odessa File (1974)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, West Germany
Duration: 130 min.
Story: After reading the diary of an elderly Jewish man who committed suicide, freelance journalist Peter Miller begins to investigate the alleged sighting of a former SS-Captain who commanded a concentration camp during World War II. Miller eventually ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, atmospheric, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: investigation, murder, war criminal, espionage, revenge, assassin, diary, attempted murder, journalism, war crime, suicide, concentration camp ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1964, year 1963
Place: germany, europe, israel, west germany, hamburg germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Lives of Others (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A tragic love story set in East Berlin with the backdrop of an undercover Stasi controlled culture. Stasi captain Wieler is ordered to follow author Dreyman and plunges deeper and deeper into his life until he reaches the threshold of doubting the ...
Style: bleak, tense, compassionate, sexual, gloomy ...
Plot: surveillance, cold war, communism, blackmail, interrogation, german, politics, paranoia, morality, corruption, spy, secret agents ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1984
Place: germany, east germany, german democratic republic, europe, soviet union ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, double agent, grocer, communist, cynicism, iron curtain, whiskey, library, alcoholic, atheist ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: london, england, germany, europe, east germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Walk on Water (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Israel, Sweden
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Eyal, an Israeli Mossad agent, is given the mission to track down and kill the very old Alfred Himmelman, an ex-Nazi officer, who might still be alive. Pretending to be a tourist guide, he befriends his grandson Axel, in Israel to visit his sister ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: german, family secret, tourist, mossad, nazi germany, redemption, confrontation with superior, undercover, workaholic, introspection, understanding, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, germany, europe, middle east, argentina ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.3
 15K
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: suspense, suspenseful, tense, rough, serious ...
Plot: espionage, betrayal, cold war, kgb, nato, cia, state affairs, secret agents, chases and races, undercover, rebellion, double agent ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1962, 1960s
Place: cuba, new york, france, usa, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.6
 197K
Munich (2005)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: France, Canada, USA
Duration: 164 min.
Story: During the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, eleven Israeli athletes are taken hostage and murdered by a Palestinian terrorist group known as Black September. In retaliation, the Israeli government recruits a group of Mossad agents to track down and ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, factual, based on true events ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, assassination, politics, revenge, terrorism, murder, jewish, vengeance, secret agents, morality, justice, paranoia ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1972
Place: middle east, europe, israel, lebanon, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: spy, teenage boy, espionage, investigation, fbi, russian, secret agents, special agents, crimes, parents and children, family relations, hidden identity ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles, california, soviet union, san diego california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.3
 3K
Extremities (1986)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A woman escapes from the man who is about to rape her, but leaves her purse behind. Afraid that her attacker might come after her, she goes to the police, but with no proof of the incident, they can do nothing. In fact, the man does use the ...
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, suspense, serious ...
Plot: rapist, revenge, torture, vengeance, confinement indoors, switching roles, unsupportive friend, confined, crimes, rivalry, moral dilemma, vigilantism ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 7.1
 198K
Body of Lies (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The CIA’s hunt is on for the mastermind of a wave of terrorist attacks. Roger Ferris is the agency’s man on the ground, moving from place to place, scrambling to stay ahead of ever-shifting events. An eye in the sky – a satellite link – ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, clever, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, spy, cia, espionage, government agency, danger, torture, off the grid, track down, bomb, beating, terror ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, jordan, dubai, manchester england, syria ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A suburban family chooses seemingly sweet Peyton Flanders as their newborn's nanny. Only much later does the infant's mother, Claire Bartel, realize Peyton's true intentions -- to destroy Claire and replace her in the family. The ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: nanny, obsession, vengeance, danger, family in danger, haunted by the past, domestic disturbance, loss of child, child, psychopath, family, parenthood ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.3
 71K
Eye in the Sky (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A military officer in command of a drone operation to capture terrorists in Kenya sees her mission escalate from “capture” to “kill” just as a nine-year old girl enters the kill zone.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, tense, disturbing, exciting ...
Plot: drone, terrorist, surveillance, terrorism, military, child in peril, technology, spy, chase, moral dilemma, terrorist plot, top secret ...
Time: 2010s
Place: pearl harbor, nevada, england, beijing china, kenya ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 157 min.
Story: A chronicle of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after the September 2001 attacks, and his death at the hands of the Navy S.E.A.L. Team 6 in May, 2011.
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, talky, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, cia, military, terrorism, assassination, torture, espionage, track down, 9/11, explosion, al qaeda, terrorist group ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2009, year 2005, year 2003 ...
Place: pakistan, middle east, iraq, langley virginia, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Boys from Brazil (1978)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Nazi hunter Ezra Lieberman discovers a sinister and bizarre plot to rekindle the Third Reich.
Style: suspenseful, tense, disturbing, serious, rough ...
Plot: cloning, investigation, jungle, genetic engineering, doberman, chase, life is a bitch, chases and races, crimes, against humanity, undercover, track down ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: paraguay, latin america, europe, pennsylvania, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.9
 120K
Syriana (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The Middle Eastern oil industry is the backdrop of this tense drama, which weaves together numerous story lines. Bennett Holiday is an American lawyer in charge of facilitating a dubious merger of oil companies, while Bryan Woodman, a ...
Style: tense, realistic, clever, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: cia, globalization, bomb, politics, corruption, espionage, terrorism, suicide, assassination, capitalism, prince, loss of son ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, lebanon, usa, switzerland, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.7
 212K
A Few Good Men (1992)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: When cocky military lawyer Lt. Daniel Kaffee and his co-counsel, Lt. Cmdr. JoAnne Galloway, are assigned to a murder case, they uncover a hazing ritual that could implicate high-ranking officials such as shady Col. Nathan Jessep.
Style: tense, realistic, twists and turns, serious, intense ...
Plot: courtroom drama, suicide, courtroom, navy, lawyer, military, murder, sexism, army investigation, marines, u.s. navy, corruption ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: cuba, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, realistic, bleak, serious ...
Plot: politics, investigation, murder, on the run, hitman, danger, law enforcement, fighting the system, deadly, state affairs, crimes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1940s, 1990s
Place: france, europe, vichy, paris france, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Seven Days in May (1964)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A U.S. Army general alerts the president of a planned military coup against him.
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, suspense, intense ...
Plot: cold war, u.s. air force, white house, politics, secret service, conspiracy, revolution, betrayal, terrorism, military, espionage, race against time ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, future
Place: pentagon, russia, texas, latin america, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.6
 46K
Arbitrage (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Poland
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A troubled hedge fund magnate, desperate to complete the sale of his trading empire, makes an error that forces him to turn to an unlikely person for help.
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic, twists and turns ...
Plot: infidelity, corporate crimes, manager, moral dilemma, police investigation, dishonesty, downfall, corporate world, cover-up, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, twists & turns ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Sleeping with the Enemy (1991)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A young woman fakes her own death in an attempt to escape her nightmarish marriage, but discovers it is impossible to elude her controlling husband.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, suspense, serious, tense ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: domestic violence, stalking, obsession, woman in danger, danger, starting over, on the run, haunted by the past, psychopath, couple relations, faked death, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century, year 1990
Place: iowa, usa, boston, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.6
 254K
Bridge of Spies (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Germany, India, USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: During the Cold War, the Soviet Union captures U.S. pilot Francis Gary Powers after shooting down his U-2 spy plane. Sentenced to 10 years in prison, Powers' only hope is New York lawyer James Donovan, recruited by a CIA operative to negotiate ...
Style: realistic, suspense, serious, intense, suspenseful ...
Plot: cold war, cia, espionage, lawyer, pilot, rescue, danger, justice, spy, mission, undercover, secret agent ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1957, year 1960, 1960s ...
Place: usa, soviet union, europe, east germany, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.8
 52K
Rendition (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: When an Egyptian terrorism suspect "disappears" on a flight from Africa to Washington DC, his American wife and a CIA analyst find themselves caught up in a struggle to secure his release from a secret detention facility somewhere outside ...
Style: serious, rough, disturbing, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: politics, cia, terrorism, kidnapping, state affairs, undercover, government agency, senator, war on terror, police brutality, surveillance, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, usa, washington d.c., north africa, cape town south africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Executioner (1970)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A British intelligence agent must track down a fellow spy suspected of being a double agent.
Style: exciting, talky, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: espionage, spy, political conspiracy, vengeance, dishonesty, heroes, government agency, crimes, adventure, courtroom drama, political corruption, mole ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: england, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Crossing Guard (1995)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After his daughter died in a hit and run, Freddy Gale has waited six years for John Booth, the man responsible, to be released from prison. On the day of release, Gale visits Booth and announces that he will kill him in one week. Booth uses his time ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, bleak, suspense ...
Plot: revenge, murder, obsession, haunted by the past, redemption, vengeance, tragedy, rivalry, deadly, hopes, crimes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, nebraska, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.7
 22K
Torn Curtain (1966)
Genre: 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: suspenseful, tense, stylized, realistic, serious ...
Plot: cold war, espionage, museum, iron curtain, politics, chases and races, couple relations, working undercover, state affairs, secret agents, dishonesty, political intrigue ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: east germany, europe, germany, berlin germany, east berlin east germany
⇓ 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, tense, suspenseful, serious, bleak ...
Plot: espionage, shop owner, police inspector, bomb, politics, terrorism, secret agents, crimes, undercover, state affairs, mentally challenged, danger ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1880s, 1930s, 18th century
Place: london, england, europe, scotland, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The Manchurian Candidate is a political thriller from American director John Frankenheimer. An American soldier is brainwashed into being a killer for the communist Russians during the Korean War.
Style: tense, suspenseful, psychological, clever, biting ...
Plot: cold war, election, brainwashing, conspiracy, communism, suicide, strangulation, cards, senator, nightmare, nervous breakdown, political conspiracy ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, madison square garden manhattan new york city, korea ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Along Came a Spider (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When a teacher kidnaps a girl from a prestigious school, homicide detective, Alex Cross takes the case and teams up with young security agent, Jezzie Flannigan in hope of finding the girl and stopping the brutal psychopath. Every second counts as ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, scary, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, kidnapping, psychologist, psychopath, police investigation, crime, crimes, investigation, serial murder, ransom, manipulation, profiler ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Naked Runner (1967)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Sam Laker is an American industrialist, working in Britain, who has just been awarded an international award for industrial design. He is planning to travel to East Germany to attend a trade show and show off his invention, taking his 10 year old ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: assassination, spy, undercover, danger, deadly, secret agents, espionage, holiday, on the run, intelligence, invention
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.7
 87K
The Experiment (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Das Experiment is a shocking psycho thriller about the potential for brutality that humans hide. Even more shocking is the fact that it’s based on an actual occurrence—a 1971 psychological experiment at Stanford University that was aborted ...
Style: psychological, tense, thought provoking, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: prison, experiment, torture, rape, violence, disorder, surveillance, manipulation, humiliation, power relations, rivalry, abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.8
 68K
Black Book (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Netherlands, Germany, UK, Belgium
Duration: 145 min.
Story: In the Nazi-occupied Netherlands during World War II, a Jewish singer infiltrates the regional Gestapo headquarters for the Dutch resistance.
Style: tense, realistic, psychological, captivating, twists and turns ...
Plot: nazism, holocaust, espionage, betrayal, german, occupation, jewish, spy, war, interrogation, gunfight, resistance ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 40s, 1960s, 1950s ...
Place: holland, netherlands, europe, israel, belgium ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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