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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, iron curtain, secret police, martial law, communism, resistance fighter, secret mission, surveillance, fake identity, torture, escape, disguise, betrayal, cold war, scientist, spy
Place: budapest hungary, hungary, soviet union, austria, switzerland

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and exciting films with plots about murder, danger, espionage, spy, chase, mentor and betrayal mostly in Thriller, Adventure and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Secret Ways: Ice Station Zebra (1968), Bear Island (1979), Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011), The Dirty Game (1965), A Perfect Getaway (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: suspense, suspenseful, exciting, serious, microfilm ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: satellite, submarine, espionage, cold war, adventure, military, double agent, politics, government agency, ocean or sea, arctic, secret agents ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.9
 2K
Bear Island (1979)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK, USA
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: island, treasure hunt, snow, professor, russian, ice, murder, betrayal, violence, corpse, knife, avalanche ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, UK, 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: bleak, tense, twists and turns, suspense, non-linear ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cold war, espionage, spy, investigation, government agency, mole, double agent, betrayal, secret agents, british intelligence, secret service, kgb ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, england, budapest, hungary, istanbul turkey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.8
 162
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
Plot: spy, traitor, berlin wall, eurospy, secret agent, jeep, espionage, defector, cold war, kidnapping, military police
Place: rome italy, africa, paris france, soviet union, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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A Perfect Getaway (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: For their honeymoon, newlyweds Cliff and Cydney head to the tropical islands of Hawaii. While journeying through the paradisaical countryside the couple encounters Kale and Cleo, two disgruntled hitchhikers and Nick and Gina, two wild but ...
Style: tense, twists and turns, suspenseful, surprise ending, suspense ...
Plot: murderous pair, honeymoon, serial killer, escapades, paranoia, murder, psychopath, survival, chase, danger, deadly, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hawaii, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.0
 764
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, spy, skiing, amateur detective, intrigue, uncover truth, mistaken identity, deadly, dishonesty, state affairs, government agency, political intrigue ...
Time: 60s
Place: austria, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: witness, yacht, escape, job interview, guard dog, journal, suspicion, helicopter, castle, surveillance
Time: 1960s
Place: swiss alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense, dramatic ...
Plot: cold war, cia, legal, lawyer, spy, espionage, pilot, undercover, state affairs, government agency, rescue, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1957, year 1960 ...
Place: usa, soviet union, europe, east germany, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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: realistic, serious, gloomy, epic, atmospheric ...
Plot: cold war, spy, cia, espionage, invasion, betrayal, kgb, mentor, intrigue, idealism, politics, poet ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s, year 1960 ...
Place: cuba, usa, congo, africa, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: suspense, exciting, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, secret agents, cia, undercover, mission, secret service, betrayal, spy, chase, master villain, heist, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: prague, shanghai china, czech republic, berlin germany, langley virginia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.7
 21K
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, serious, realistic ...
Plot: cold war, espionage, iron curtain, museum, secret agents, politics, working undercover, chases and races, dishonesty, state affairs, couple relations, political intrigue ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: east germany, europe, east berlin east germany, germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: casino, spy, bomb, espionage, boat, kgb, secret agent, fistfight, missile, cia, sex scene, terrorist ...
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.2
 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: serious, exciting, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prospector, cave in, gold, twin brother, twins, danger, escapades, adventure, mining, greed, missing person, murder ...
Time: 80s
Place: mine, europe, scotland, british columbia, alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Sasquatch, the Legend of Bigfoot (1976)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Scientists mount an expedition to find a Bigfoot-type creature.
Style: semi documentary
Plot: native american, bigfoot, cabin, search, sasquatch, expedition, scientist, creek, cougar, shaving, badger, hiking ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.8
 343K
Spectre (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: A cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE.
Style: suspense, exciting, entertaining, sexy, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, secret service, espionage, british secret service, secret agent, james bond, 007, heroic mission, assassin, car chase, secret mission, fight scenes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: north africa, big ben london, rome italy, austria, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Red Machine (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, History, Mystery, War
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Washington, DC, 1935: At the height of the Great Depression, a charming and irrepressible young thief is forced to help an icy and mysterious United States Navy spy steal a brand new device that the Japanese military is using to encode its ...
Style: surprise ending
Plot: hard boiled, blueprint, lost love, jail, espionage, heist, thief, burglary, duplicity, escape, betrayal, deception ...
Time: 1930s
Place: japan, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: secret agents, espionage, disguise, mission, secret, murder, double agent, spy, vatican, mask, hospital, secret agent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: shanghai, shanghai china, washington d.c., rome italy, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cold war, navy, submarine, underwater, cia, politics, spy, defection, against the rules, mind game, political intrigue, russian ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, russia, soviet union, atlantic ocean, iceland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Mountains of the Moon (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: The story of Captain Richard Francis Burton's and Lt. John Hanning Speke's expedition to find the source of the Nile river in the name of Queen Victoria's British Empire. The film tells the story of their meeting, their friendship ...
Style: atmospheric, captivating, serious, realistic, epic ...
Plot: betrayal, friendship, wilderness, survival, expedition, exploration, river, adventure, obsession, captivity, adventurer, british empire ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1850s
Place: africa, brazil, cairo egypt, england, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.2
 10K
The Deep (1977)
Genre: Adventure, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A pair of young vacationers are involved in a dangerous conflict with treasure hunters when they discover a way into a deadly wreck in Bermuda waters...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, suspense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: treasure hunt, underwater, adventure, treasure, shark, sea disaster, scuba diving, diving, ocean, chase, chases and races, ocean or sea ...
Time: 18th century
Place: caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.4
 270K
Salt (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, 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, twists and turns, exciting, surprise ending, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: double agent, cia, spy, espionage, chase, assassination, revenge, secret service, russian spy, female protagonist, lone hero, terrorism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: soviet union, new york, usa, russia, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 3.5
 134
Wit's End (1971)
Genre: Action, 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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, crimes, gang, restaurant, gangsters, gays and lesbians, daring rescue, espionage, journalism, track down, love affair, working undercover ...
Time: 70s
Place: singapore, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.3
 1K
Sphinx (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Netherlands
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Egyptologist Erica Baron finds more than she bargained for during her long-planned trip to The Land of the Pharoahs - murder, theft, betrayal, love, and a mummy's curse!
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, stylized
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mummy, murder, ancient mystery, curse, museum, pyramid, adventure, witnessing a crime, archaeologist, mystery, intrigue, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: egypt, cairo egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 3.4
 112
Access Code (1984)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A secret organization gains control over the American nuclear weapons. A journalist ventures out to stop them.
Style: serious, suspenseful
Plot: spy, government agency, chases and races, danger, special agents, save the day, terrorism, chaos and mayhem, law enforcement, code breaking, investigation, surveillance ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.3
 223K
Total Recall (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Welcome to Rekall, the company that can turn your dreams into real memories. For a factory worker named Douglas Quaid, even though he's got a beautiful wife who he loves, the mind-trip sounds like the perfect vacation from his frustrating life ...
Style: futuristic, serious, suspenseful, rough, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world domination, double agent, memory loss, future dystopia, suspicion, false memory, cyberpunk, mars, betrayal, resistance fighter, secret agent, gatling gun ...
Time: future
Place: big ben london
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, China, Hong Kong
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: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: spy, espionage, conspiracy, mission, secret agents, villain, chases and races, danger, escapades, heroes, undercover, master villain ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, austria, vienna, paris france, langley virginia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Cloak & Dagger (1984)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Family, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: 11-year-old Davey's mother is dead and his father doesn't spend nearly enough time with him. So the boy loses himself in video games--and even has an imaginary friend, a super-resourceful secret agent. When he accidentally comes into ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: espionage, spy, murder, disbelieving adult, adventure, family, anti heroes, chases and races, treason, criminal, traitor, parent child relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Long Ships (1964)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: UK, Yugoslavia
Duration: 126 min.
Story: In this elaborately mounted seafaring adventure, Rolfe (Richard Widmark) is a Viking leader with the cunning and devious mind of a pirate. Rolfe tells others sailors of "The Mother of Voices," a mammoth bell made of gold and as tall as ...
Style: semi serious, epic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ship, viking, bell, adventurer, adventure, folk hero, pirate, betrayal, daring rescue, obsessive quest, rescue, treasure hunt ...
Place: scandinavia, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Great Escape (1963)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 172 min.
Story: The Nazis, exasperated at the number of escapes from their prison camps by a relatively small number of Allied prisoners, relocates them to a high-security 'escape-proof' camp to sit out the remainder of the war. Undaunted, the prisoners ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, exciting, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, freedom, escape, motorcycle, chase, barbed wire, optimism, prison guard, uniform, prisoner, war, claustrophobia ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: germany, switzerland, alps, europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
13 Frightened Girls (1963)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: While attending a Swiss school for diplomats' daughters, the teenage daughter of the American ambassador uses her access to various embassies to engage in espionage.
Style: microfilm
Plot: spy, chauffeur, murder, espionage, double agent, russian spy, swedish, boarding school, teenage crush, tennis, embassy, girls' school ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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