Movies like The Secret Ways

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The Secret Ways (1961)
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The Secret Ways (1961)
Genre: Adventure, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Vienna, 1956. After Soviet tanks crush the Hungarian uprising, soldier-of-fortune Mike Reynolds is hired to help a threatened Hungarian scientist (Prof. Jansci) escape from Budapest. He and Julia, the professor's daughter, cross the boulder posing as journalists, but they encounter a problem. The staunch freedom fighter doesn't want to go!
Plot: espionage, spy, scientist, torture, betrayal, cold war, communism, iron curtain, surveillance, secret mission, martial law, secret police, disguise, escape, fake identity, resistance fighter, soviet soldier
Time: 50s, 1950s, year 1956
Place: vienna, soviet union, europe, switzerland, austria, budapest, hungary ...

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Most similar movies to The Secret Ways

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, suspense and realistic films with plots about espionage, spy, secret agents, cold war, undercover, murder and betrayal mostly in Thriller, Mystery and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Secret Ways: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011), Ice Station Zebra (1968), Bridge of Spies (2015), The Exam (2011), Bear Island (1979). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, UK, Germany, USA
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, government agency, british intelligence, investigation, mole, betrayal, kgb, secret service, torture ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, budapest, england, budapest hungary, hungary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Ice Station Zebra (1968)
Genre: Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: A top-secret Soviet spy satellite -- using stolen Western technology -- malfunctions and then goes into a descent that lands it near an isolated Arctic research encampment called Ice Station Zebra, belonging to the British, which starts sending out ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, suspense, 70mm film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: satellite, espionage, submarine, arctic, cold war, double agent, secret agents, military, adventure, catastrophe, political intrigue, heroic mission ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 7.6
 281K
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, tricky, intense ...
Plot: espionage, cold war, spy, lawyer, pilot, rescue, cia, legal, danger, justice, mission, undercover ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1960, 1960s ...
Place: soviet union, usa, europe, berlin germany, east germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.4
 2K
The Exam (2011)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Hungary
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Welcome to Hungary, Christmas 1957. The state, shaken and insecure by the defeated revolution of 1956 and prodded by a renewed Stalinist atmosphere, has decreed that all security personnel must take an exam to challenge and verify their loyalty. But ...
Style: suspense, captivating, serious, disturbing, surprise ending
Plot: secret police, informant, christmas eve, investigation, secret agents, surveillance, mystery, political repression, stalinism, police station, co worker co worker relationship, photograph ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1957
Place: budapest, europe, hungary, budapest hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 5.9
 2K
Bear Island (1979)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A group of people converge on a barren Arctic island. They have their reasons for being there but when a series of mysterious accidents and murders take place, a whole lot of darker motives become apparent. Could the fortune in buried Nazi gold be ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: island, gold, knife, mountain, corpse, arctic, sabotage, avalanche, betrayal, ice, snow, murder ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.8
 281
To Skin a Spy (1966)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A spy story set in Vienna...
Style: microfilm
Plot: espionage, fake death, killed in a car accident, spy, henchman, limp, double agent, secret agent, faking own death, suicide, run over by a car, concert hall ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: vienna
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.9
 892
The Double Man (1967)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In a complex piece of espionage the Russian secret service attempts to kidnap a high ranking officer in the CIA and replace him with a double of its own.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: espionage, mountain, skiing, spy, undercover, government agency, chases and races, deadly, state affairs, dishonesty, conspiracy, intrigue ...
Time: 60s
Place: austria, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, China, Hong Kong, Austria, UK, Morocco
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Ethan and team take on their most impossible mission yet, eradicating the Syndicate - an International rogue organization as highly skilled as they are, committed to destroying the IMF.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, tense, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: spy, espionage, mission, conspiracy, heroic mission, villain, escapades, spies, heroes, terrorist plot, cia agent, secret agents ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: austria, london, vienna, europe, morocco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Despite the Falling Snow (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In Cold War Moscow, a female spy steals secrets from an idealistic politician – and falls in love with him. Moscow, 1959: Katya (Rebecca Ferguson, Mission Impossible- Rogue Nation, The Girl on the Train, The White Queen), is young, beautiful – ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, touching, suspense
Plot: spy, cold war, secret, politics, love, espionage, female spy, communist, defection, desertion, danger, love and romance ...
Time: 60s, 90s, 1960s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: soviet union, russia, ussr, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.7
 180
The Dirty Game (1965)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: France, Italy, West Germany, USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A U.S. intelligence general (Robert Ryan) recalls three Cold War cases of Soviet (Henry Fonda), French and Italian (Vittorio Gassman) spies.
Style: microfilm, eurospy
Plot: spy, traitor, military police, berlin wall, secret agent, cold war, defector, kidnapping, jeep, vodka, secret agents, espionage
Place: russia, soviet union, east berlin east germany, rome italy, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Missile X: The Neutron Bomb Incident (1979)
Genre: Adventure, Thriller
Country: West Germany, Italy, Iran, Spain, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An American intelligence agent travels to pre-Islamic Revolution Iran to try to thwart a power-mad European baron from using a stolen cruise missile to destroy an unspecific target in that country.
Plot: spy, espionage, casino, boat, bomb, yacht, terrorist, kgb, exploitation, cia, murder, gunfight ...
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.4
 291K
Salt (2010)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: As a CIA officer, Evelyn Salt swore an oath to duty, honor and country. Her loyalty will be tested when a defector accuses her of being a Russian spy. Salt goes on the run, using all her skills and years of experience as a covert operative to elude ...
Style: suspense, surprise ending, twists and turns, exciting, tricky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: female protagonist, spy, espionage, cia, double agent, female spy, strong female lead, secret service, agent as target, chase, assassination, russian ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, soviet union, russia, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 3.4
 155
Wit's End (1971)
Genre: Adventure, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A journalist gets mixed up with a stripper, a defecting Chinese scientist and Red Chinese agents.
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, undercover, gang, deadly, danger, transvestism, restaurant, crimes, gays and lesbians, love affair, working undercover, track down ...
Time: 70s
Place: singapore, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Good Shepherd (2006)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 167 min.
Story: Edward Wilson, the only witness to his father's suicide and member of the Skull and Bones Society while a student at Yale, is a morally upright young man who values honor and discretion, qualities that help him to be recruited for a career in ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, tense ...
Plot: spy, cold war, cia, double agent, idealism, espionage, betrayal, invasion, suspicion, politics, intrigue, patriotism ...
Time: 1940s, 60s, 50s, 20th century, 40s ...
Place: cuba, usa, washington d.c., berlin germany, congo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Lives of Others (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, France
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: tense, sincere, gloomy, bleak, compassionate ...
Plot: surveillance, cold war, interrogation, voyeurism, espionage, blackmail, german, communism, spy, iron curtain, politics, actress ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1984
Place: germany, east germany, berlin germany, german democratic republic, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.8
 363
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, betrayal, government agency, undercover, secret agents, love and romance, political unrest, forbidden love, dishonesty, cold war ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1974
Place: england, london, soviet union, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Impossible Picture (2016)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Austria, Germany
Duration: 71 min.
Story: Vienna, the 1950s. A childhood captured on 8mm film, documented by thirteen-year-old Johanna.
Plot: menstrual blood, fish, bare breasts, family relations
Time: year 1956, 50s, 1950s
Place: austria, europe, vienna
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.2
 722
Blindfold (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A patient being psychoanalyzed by Dr. Snow is a government scientist. General Pratt hides him in a secret place known as "Base X," forcing Dr. Snow to wear a blindfold whenever he is taken there ...
Style: slang, suspense
Plot: secret agents, cold war, kidnapping, scientist, psychiatrist, secret agent, police detective, reprisal, federal agent, gang leader, violence, henchman ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 6.0
 25K
Firefox (1982)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: The Soviets have developed a revolutionary new jet fighter, called "Firefox". Naturally, the British are worried that the jet will be used as a first-strike weapon, as rumours say that the jet is indetectable on radar. They send ex-Vietnam ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fighter jet, kgb, chase, heroes, pilot, espionage, heroic mission, behind enemy lines, aerial combats, cold war, rivalry, danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: russia, england, asia, vietnam, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.1
 4K
Jack Strong (2014)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Poland
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A spy thriller telling a historically based story of a man who alone dares to challenge Soviets being in the middle of the communistic system himself. Planning the maneuvers of Warsaw Pact forces he discovers that the American plans of nuclear ...
Style: realistic, captivating, suspenseful, serious, exciting ...
Plot: spy, martial law, political unrest, undercover, politics, state affairs, government agency, dishonesty, chase, border crossing, espionage, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s, 60s, 90s ...
Place: europe, poland, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.8
 551
Who? (1974)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After American scientist gets severely injured and scarred in a car crash in USSR, Russians use metal implants to save him. Once back in the States no one can tell if it's really him so a specialist must determine who is under the ...
Style: psychotronic
Plot: cyborgs, interrogation, prosthetic limb, mask, robot, accident, exploitation, beer, cigar, manhunt, cigar smoking, steel ...
Place: soviet union, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
How I Spent My Summer Vacation (1967)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A man who completes compiling a dossier on a mysterious billionaire begins to get the feeling that he is becoming the victim of a conspiracy.
Plot: cruise, american, suspicion, surveillance, witness, journal, job interview, helicopter, castle, yacht, escape, guard dog
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: mediterranean sea, paris france, swiss alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Hunt for Red October (1990)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A new Soviet nuclear missile sub (a Boomer) heading out on her maiden voyage that is being tracked by a Los Angeles class American submarine suddenly goes silent and "disappears". This focuses the attention of both U.S. Intelligence and ...
Style: suspense, realistic, suspenseful, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, cold war, spy, warship, navy, underwater, politics, desertion, defection, cia, nuclear threat, mutiny ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1984
Place: usa, russia, washington d.c., soviet union, iceland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Mission: Impossible (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When Ethan Hunt, the leader of a crack espionage team whose perilous operation has gone awry with no explanation, discovers that a mole has penetrated the CIA, he's surprised to learn that he's the No. 1 suspect. To clear his name, Hunt ...
Style: twists and turns, exciting, suspenseful, suspense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret agents, cia, espionage, mission, undercover, chase, spy, betrayal, double agent, terrorist, embassy, secret service ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: prague, paris france, berlin germany, langley virginia, virginia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Mission: Impossible III (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, China, Italy
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Retired from active duty to train new IMF agents, Ethan Hunt is called back into action to confront sadistic arms dealer, Owen Davian. Hunt must try to protect his girlfriend while working with his new team to complete the mission.
Style: exciting, twists and turns, stylized, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: secret agents, espionage, spy, mission, disguise, nurse, secret, double agent, spies, gunfight, cia, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, frogman
Place: berlin germany, shanghai, washington d.c., shanghai china, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Living Daylights (1987)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 130 min.
Story: James Bond helps a Russian General escape into the west. He soon finds out that the KGB wants to kill him for helping the General. A little while later the General is kidnapped from the Secret Service leading 007 to be suspicious.
Style: exciting, witty, stylized, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kgb, espionage, secret service, chase, spy, museum, gadget, sniper, faked death, laser, boat, secret agents ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: morocco, vienna, england, czechoslovakia, afghanistan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
From Russia with Love (1963)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Agent 007 is back in the second installment of the James Bond series, this time battling a secret crime organization known as SPECTRE. Russians Rosa Klebb and Kronsteen are out to snatch a decoding device known as the Lektor, using the ravishing ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, witty, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, kgb, espionage, cold war, russian, assassin, secret agents, double agent, helicopter, surveillance, gadget, boat chase ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: russia, turkey, bulgaria, venice, scotland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Caravan to Vaccares (1974)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: American Neil Bowman is traveling through France when he meets British photographer Lila. They are hired by French land owner Duc de Croyter to escort a Hungarian scientist to New York. But they soon realize that the job is not a cushy number, and ...
Style: semi serious, suspense, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: intrigue, adventurer, gang, chase, assassin, hitchhiker, gypsy, scientist, photographer, chases and races, danger, escapades ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.9
 4K
The Prize (1963)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: For some reason, this year's Nobel prize in literature has been awarded to the young author Andrew Craig, who seems to be more interested in women and drinking than writing. Another laureate is Dr. Max Stratman, the famous German-American ...
Style: humorous, suspenseful, semi serious, realistic, suspense
Plot: espionage, nobel prize, good versus evil, investigation, dishonesty, undercover, chases and races, race against time, writer's life, crimes, hidden identity, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: sweden, europe, scandinavia, stockholm sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.0
 1K
Mother Lode (1982)
Genre: Adventure, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A couple of youngish adventurers go into the wilderness of British Columbia in search of a lost colleague. Their plane crashes and they find themselves at the mercy of a crazed old Scottish miner, who has lived in isolation for many decades ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: twins, mine, twin brother, cave in, gold, cave, air disaster, prospector, escapades, heroes, danger, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
Place: scotland, europe, british columbia, alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%