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, cold war, iron curtain, escape, spy, scientist, torture, betrayal, communism, surveillance, secret mission, secret police, disguise, fake identity, resistance fighter, martial law
Time: 1950s
Place: budapest hungary, soviet union, switzerland, austria, hungary, europe

Most similar movies to The Secret Ways

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and suspense films with plots about espionage, spy, betrayal, murder, chase, chases and races and undercover mostly in Thriller, Adventure and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Secret Ways: Ice Station Zebra (1968), Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011), Torn Curtain (1966), The Double Man (1967), Bear Island (1979). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: submarine, espionage, satellite, cold war, adventure, military, double agent, politics, government agency, ocean or sea, arctic, secret agents ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, mole, investigation, government agency, double agent, betrayal, secret agents, british intelligence, secret service, kgb ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, england, budapest, istanbul turkey, hungary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 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, 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, berlin germany, germany, east berlin east germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.0
 786
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: serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
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 ⇓
71%
Movie in collections
 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: serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: island, treasure hunt, gold, norwegian, blizzard, violence, murder, betrayal, sabotage, arctic, professor, snow ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.8
 164
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, military police, cold war, eurospy, traitor, berlin wall, espionage, secret agent, kidnapping, jeep, defector
Place: east berlin east germany, paris france, africa, russia, soviet union ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 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, serious, suspense, intense, suspenseful ...
Plot: cold war, cia, espionage, lawyer, pilot, rescue, justice, danger, spy, mission, secret agent, fighter pilot ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 1950s, year 1960 ...
Place: usa, soviet union, europe, east germany, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.4
 275K
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, twists and turns, exciting, surprise ending, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: double agent, cia, spy, espionage, lone hero, assassination, revenge, secret service, russian spy, female protagonist, terrorism, russian ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: soviet union, new york, usa, russia, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Movie in collections
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: journal, guard dog, suspicion, surveillance, castle, helicopter, job interview, escape, witness, yacht
Time: 1960s
Place: swiss alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, chase, betrayal, spy, secret service, master villain, murder, conspiracy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: prague, prague czech republic, shanghai china, czech republic, kiev ukraine ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: surprise ending, tense, twists and turns, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: murderous pair, honeymoon, serial killer, escapades, manipulation, paranoia, murder, psychopath, wilderness, survival, chase, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hawaii, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.0
 4K
Target (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A Texan with a secret past (Gene Hackman) searches Europe with his son (Matt Dillon) after the KGB kidnaps his wife (Gayle Hunnicutt).
Style: suspense, serious, suspenseful, realistic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, espionage, kidnapping, missing person, undercover, rescue, secret agents, chases and races, crimes, danger, dishonesty, special agents ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, france, texas, usa, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, tense ...
Plot: cold war, spy, cia, espionage, betrayal, invasion, kgb, mentor, politics, double agent, suspicion, government agency ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s, year 1961 ...
Place: cuba, usa, congo, africa, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.8
 437
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 ...
Plot: scientist, genius, beer, chase, cold war, flashback, spy, interview, prosthetic limb, surgery, car chase, top secret ...
Place: europe, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 – ...
Plot: defection, spy, cold war, sacrifice, communist, love, politics, secret, art exhibition, love triangle, woman, espionage ...
Time: 1990s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: soviet union, russia, ussr, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.3
 227K
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, suspenseful, exciting, mind bending, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: memory loss, double agent, world domination, future dystopia, false memory, betrayal, resistance fighter, suspicion, uncover truth, resistance, spy, on the run ...
Time: future
Place: big ben london, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: duplicity, diplomat, embassy, puzzle, great depression, kiss, spy, flashback, world war two, military, burglary, safecracker ...
Time: 1930s
Place: washington d.c., japan
⇓ 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: casino, boat, espionage, spy, bomb, chase, sex scene, terrorist, fistfight, secret agent, murder, airport ...
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Movie in collections
 6.1
 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, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: twin brother, prospector, gold, cave in, twins, danger, escapades, adventure, missing person, murder, mining, greed ...
Time: 80s
Place: mine, europe, scotland, british columbia, alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.2
 621
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 ...
Plot: kidnapping, secret agent, cold war, scientist, psychiatrist, cia, fbi, blindfolded, government agent, spy, doctor, brainwashing ...
Time: 1960s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, submarine, navy, underwater, cia, politics, spy, defection, against the rules, political intrigue, russian, nuclear threat ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, russia, soviet union, atlantic ocean, iceland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, assassin, espionage, cold war, gondola, secret organization, russian, assassination, boat chase, chess, double agent ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: russia, bulgaria, europe, england, scotland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.8
 339
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating, tense
Plot: espionage, spy, kgb, secret agents, undercover, government agency, betrayal, forbidden love, political unrest, dishonesty, love and romance, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1974
Place: england, london, britain, soviet union, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Night Crossing (1982)
Genre: Drama, Family, History, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, West Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Two men want to escape from East Germany (under Communist rule) but they will only go if they can take their families with them. Based on a true story.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: fugitives, adventure, daring rescue, human spirit, against the odds, espionage, friendship, political unrest, politics, ambition, danger, escapades ...
Time: 70s
Place: east germany, europe, germany, west germany, german democratic republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: photographer, scientist, hitchhiker, gypsy, assassin, adventurer, gang, chase, intrigue, secret agents, espionage, adventure ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: vienna, europe, austria, paris france, langley virginia ...
⇓ 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, espionage, british secret service, secret agent, secret service, james bond, 007, heroic mission, assassin, car chase, secret mission, fight scenes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: rome italy, austria, north africa, big ben london, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: secret agents, espionage, disguise, mission, secret, murder, spy, hospital, mask, secret agent, funeral, vatican ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: shanghai, berlin germany, hong kong, shanghai china, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.9
 23K
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: suspense, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kgb, chase, pilot, espionage, heroic mission, chases and races, fighter jet, flying, false identity, military, crimes, danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: russia, england, asia, europe, vietnam ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The World Is Not Enough (1999)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Greed, revenge, world dominance and high-tech terrorism – it's all in a day's work for Bond, who's on a mission to a protect beautiful oil heiress from a notorious terrorist. In a race against time that culminates in a dramatic ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, oil, terrorism, secret service, heiress, british secret service, mission, british, spy, boat chase, skiing, insubordination ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: england, asia, london, europe, turkey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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