Movies like The Spy 2012

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The Spy (2012)
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The Spy (2012)
Original name: Шпион
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Spring 1941. Center of Moscow. Duel of the two intelligence services turns more and more tense.
Style: exciting, captivating, realistic, suspenseful, rough, bleak, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prospector, world war two, heroes, undercover, secret agents, spy, secret police, mole, mentor, heroic mission, betrayal, rivalry, life & death, war, espionage, boxer, hitler, torture, nazi germany, male nudity, radio, tango, code, totalitarian state, josef stalin ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1941, 40s
Place: russia

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Most similar movies to The Spy

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and exciting films with plots about danger, heroes, world war two, war, espionage, undercover and spy mostly in Drama, War and Action genres. Some movies like The Spy: The Turkish Gambit (2005), Operation Crossbow (1965), The Hunt for Wehrwolf (2011), X Company (2015), Stalingrad (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Turkish Gambit (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, War
Country: Russia, Bulgaria
Duration: 208 min.
Story: The film is based on the second book from the Adventures of Erast Petrovich Fandorin series of novels written by the Russian author Boris Akunin. The film takes place in 1877 during the Russian-Turkish war. Erast Fandorin has just escaped from ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, tense, romantic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventure, whodunit, siege, battles, spy, russian empire, rivalry, escapades, heroes, woman in danger, wartime life, pow ...
Time: 1870s, 19th century
Place: ottoman empire, bulgaria, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Operation Crossbow (1965)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Allied agents infiltrate the Nazi rocket complex at Peenemunde in order to obtain their secrets and sabotage the plant.The film alternates between German developments of the V-1 missile and V-2 rocket (with a German cast speaking their own language) ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: double agent, world war two, military, undercover, espionage, rocket, working undercover, heroic mission, heroes, escapades, secret agents, war ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: london, germany, england, europe, netherlands ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Hunt for Wehrwolf (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, War
Country: Russia, Ukraine
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A small group of Russian soldiers with mixed skills are assembled to go on a covert mission to map out the area of Hitler's new HQ in the Ukraine known as Wehrwolf. But it's not until they get to their destination that the squads leader ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, bleak, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, military, rivalry, heroes, escapades, heroic mission, heroism, behind enemy lines, reconnaissance, war, dangerous animal, courage ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: ukraine
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.6
 3K
X Company (2015)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: An emotionally-driven character drama, set in the thrilling and dangerous world of WWII espionage and covert operations. It follows the stories of five highly skilled young recruits - Canadian, American and British - torn from their ordinary lives ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: espionage, heroic mission, working undercover, secret agents, war, undercover, world war two, rivalry, friendship, heroes, good versus evil, spy ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Stalingrad (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Drama set in 1942, during one of the most important battles of World War II, which stopped the progress of Nazi forces and turned the tide of war in favor of the Allies. The Soviet army mounts a counter-attack on the Nazi forces that occupy half of ...
Style: captivating, realistic, exciting, serious, rough ...
Plot: world war two, war, siege, heroes, red army, life is a bitch, battles, wartime life, military life, battle zone, heroism, russian history ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: ussr, russia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Triple Cross (1966)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK, France, West Germany
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A safecracker turns double agent during WWII.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, secret agents, safecracker, prison, espionage, military, double agent, cons and scams, prison life, island, heroic mission, heist ...
Time: 1940s
Place: europe, germany, england, english channel, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Eagles Over London (1969)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Italy, France, Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The British High Command finds itself in the thick of a huge dilemma when it is realized that they have long been infiltrated by spies from a German intelligence group. This all happens during the preliminary stages of the Battle of Britain.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, captivating, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: evacuation, world war two, aerial combats, war, law enforcement, army investigation, heroes, military, soldier, escapades, undercover, superior officer ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1940
Place: london, england, france, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Hamilton: In the Interest of the Nation (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Carl Hamilton manages to infiltrate an international gang that has stolen advanced Swedish GPS-guided missiles. But the league is subjected to a sudden deadly attack by a well drilled group of mercenaries of unknown clients. Hamilton escapes the ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, hostage, undercover, daring rescue, dishonesty, heroes, confined, graphic violence, heroic mission, working undercover, murder investigation, secret agents ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, afghanistan, africa, eastern europe, somalia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Code Name: Emerald (1985)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In april 1944, an allied agent is sent to France in order to rescue an "overlord" captured by the Germans. (An "overlord" is one of the few men who knew the date and place of the "D" day). To achieve this goal, he will ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: world war two, espionage, d day, undercover, rescue, secret agents, war, escapades, spring, nazi, interrogation, prisoner ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1944
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Mirror Wars: Reflection One (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Russia, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Mirror Wars: Reflection One is a post-cold-war thriller from the Russian point of view. Bad-guy British arms dealer Murdock (Malcolm McDowell) and numerous mercenaries and clandestine agents tries to steal a new Russian stealth fighter. Murdock is ...
Style: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, secret agents, military, save the day, betrayal, daring rescue, escapades, arms dealing, rivalry, heroic mission, one man army, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia, scotland yard, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
To Commit a Murder (1967)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, West Germany, Italy
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A writer gets wrapped up in espionage.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: kidnapping, espionage, spy, fall in love, graphic violence, rescue, heroes, dishonesty, undercover, state affairs, crimes, scientist ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.0
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Morituri (1965)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A German living in India during World War II is blackmailed by the English to impersonate an SS officer on board a cargo ship leaving Japan for Germany carrying a large supply of rubber for tyres. His mission is to disable the scuttling charges so ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, anti war, rescue, undercover, ship, submarine, mutiny, heroes, government agency, confined, secret agents, dishonesty ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942
Place: japan, europe, germany, england, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.9
 2K
Resistance (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: It is 1944 and the D-Day invasion has failed, Germany's army have successfully invaded England and the Nazi war-machine is now heading west towards Wales. A group of women in an isolated Welsh village near the English border wake up to ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: espionage, life is a bitch, undercover, war, wartime life, missing person, world war two, strong female presence, resistance fighter, danger
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Counterfeit Traitor (1962)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Blacklisted in modern day WW2, a Swedish oil trader opts to assist British Allies, by means of infiltrating and surveying Nazi Germany.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: world war two, espionage, spy, life is a bitch, state affairs, forgery, dishonesty, undercover, betrayal, secret agents, double agent, wartime life ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1942
Place: sweden, germany, europe, hamburg germany, copenhagen ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Casablanca Express (1989)
Genre: Action, Thriller, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 85 min.
Story: It is 1942 and the conflict between the U.S. and Germany is getting heated, U.S. Intelligence soon discovers that the Natzis are planning to capture Winston Churchill. In order to protect him they send commando Al Cooper to guard Churchill who is ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, secret agents, espionage, train, kidnapping, world war two, hostage, tough heroes, politics, escapades, daring rescue, confined ...
Time: 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Executioner (1970)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A British intelligence agent must track down a fellow spy suspected of being a double agent.
Style: exciting, talky, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: espionage, spy, mole, graphic violence, betrayal, dishonesty, secret agents, state affairs, crimes, adventure, rivalry, heroes ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: england, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: double agent, nazi germany, world war two, behind enemy lines, espionage, romance, secret agents, wartime life, love and romance, working undercover, translator, wartime ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, new york, berlin germany, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Behind Enemy Lines (1985)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Professor-turned-spy Col. Calvin Turner and his associate, workaholic Lt. Shelley Flynn, plan a daring rescue behind enemy lines in World War II German-occupied Norway of a brilliant scientist who may or may not be aiding the Germans.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, exciting, rough ...
Plot: wartime life, rebellion, escapades, heroes, against humanity, military, state affairs, espionage, criminal heroes, war, undercover, world war two ...
Time: 20th century
Place: england, london, europe, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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The Message (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: China
Duration: 118 min.
Story: 1942, Nanjing (Nanking). Following a series of assassination attempts on officials of the Japanese-controlled puppet government, the Japanese spy chief gathers a group of suspects in a mansion house for questioning. A tense game of "cat and ...
Style: captivating, realistic, tense, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: espionage, japanese occupation, code breaking, world war two, resistance, assassination, undercover, wartime life, spy, japanese occupation of china, rivalry, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1942
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Commandos (1968)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Italy, West Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Sgt. Sullivan puts together a group of Italian-Americans into disguise as Italian soldiers in order to infiltrate a North African camp held by the Italians. After the soldiers have knifed the Italians in their beds, they find a hooker living at the ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, heroes, military base, battles, world war two, adventure, military, undercover, escapades, rivalry, war, graphic violence ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Saints and Soldiers: The Void (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Germany, May 1945, deep in the Harz Mountains a U.S. tank crew discovers a platoon of Germans preparing to ambush U.S. supply trucks.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: racism, military, world war two, soldier, war, against the odds, battles, save the day, military life, hopes, heroic mission, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1944
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 2.3
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Ardennes Fury (2014)
Genre: Action, War
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: As the Battle of the Bulge rages on, an American tank unit gets trapped behind Nazi lines. With just hours before the bombs of Operation Ardennes Fury fall, the tank's commander makes the risky decision to rescue an orphanage.
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, psychological, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, military, soldier, daring rescue, heroic mission, battles, heroes, tank, platoon, tough heroes, war, battle zone ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Bullet to Beijing (1995)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, Russia, Canada, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: When long-time British agent Harry Palmer loses his job because the Cold War is over, he's promptly approached by a Russian bossman, Alex. In St. Petersburg Alex tells Harry of his plan for Russia's future, which is threatened because a ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting, cynical
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kgb, intrigue, secret agents, state affairs, political conspiracy, espionage, undercover, dishonesty, save the day, rivalry, betrayal, political corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: russia, korea, europe, asia, beijing china ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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The Bridge at Remagen (1969)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In March of 1945, as the War in Europe is coming to a close, fighting erupts between German and American troops at the last remaining bridgehead across the Rhine.
Style: realistic, rough, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: world war two, soldier, battles, war, military, wartime life, anti war, escapades, survival, against the odds, heroic mission, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, year 1945, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 2.3
 909
USS Seaviper (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Direct to DVD movie: The German U-Boat, U-234, from the Port of Kiel is trading cargo with the Japanese. USS Seaviper must locate and stop this dangerous exchange. The Captain of USS Seaviper must go ashore to conduct reconnaissance on an island ...
Style: exciting, tense, captivating, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, save the day, isolation, leadership, race against time, survival, soldier, military, war, island, rebelliousness, rebellion ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.5
 10K
Age of Heroes (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The true story of the formation of Ian Fleming's 30 Commando unit, a precursor for the elite forces in the U.K.
Style: serious, exciting, rough, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, insubordination, heroic mission, adventure, chase, race against time, dishonesty, betrayal, battle zone, military base, military life, world war two ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1940
Place: norway, scotland, europe, scottish highlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
A Line in the Sand (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In a remote village on the Suffolk Coast, Frank Perry (Ross Kemp) waits for his past to catch up with him. Previously a spy for MI6 working on Iranian chemical and biological weapons production, his reports led to the deaths of many Iranian ...
Style: disturbing, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: hidden identity, espionage, undercover, government agency, terrorism, betrayal, on the run, secret agents, crimes, battles, special agents, arms dealing ...
Time: contemporary
Place: iran, europe, england, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Democratic Terrorist (1992)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Hamilton is assigned to infiltrate a terrorist group in West Germany, a part of the Red Army Faction (RAF), that supposedly are planning an operation in Sweden. Hamilton is chosen because of his background in the leftist movement. As a member of the ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, espionage, terrorism, secret agents, race against time, dishonesty, rivalry, heroes, impossible love, moral dilemma, gunfight, agent ...
Time: 20th century
Place: germany, sweden, hamburg germany, west germany, syria ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Dirty Dozen: The Deadly Mission (1987)
Genre: Action, War
Country: USA, Yugoslavia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Learning of a Nazi plot to attack Washington, D.C. with a deadly nerve gas, Major Wright leads twelve convicts on a suicide mission deep into occupied France to destroy the secret factory where the poison is made.
Style: exciting, realistic, captivating, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, world war two, nazi occupation, rescue, war, heroic mission, military, heroes, monastery, french resistance, nazi, redemption ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Enemy at the Gates (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Ireland, UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Enemy at the Gates is a war film from Jean-Jacques Annaud from 2001 that takes place during the battle of Stalingard in World War II between the Russians and the Germans.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sniper, world war two, war, military, heroes, nazism, friendship, assassination, nazi officer, death, heroic mission, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1942
Place: russia, ussr, germany, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%