Movies like Operation Skorpion

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Operation Skorpion (2004)
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Operation Skorpion (2004)
Original name: Der Stich des Skorpion
Genre: Biography, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Based on a true story, Stephan Wagner's thriller focuses on a man and his fight against the East German secret service. After an escape attempt, Wolfgang Stein is sentenced to ten years in prison, but is finally ransomed by the West German government in 1971. Dieter Michaelis, another refuge, asks him to help an East German fellow-sufferer to flee the country via Bulgaria. This is the beginning of Stein's efforts to outsmart the agents of the East German "Staatssicherheit" again and again, until they finally try to eliminate him...
Plot: prison, secret police, german abroad, betrayal, holiday, cold war, bus, airport, police brutality, forgery, interrogation, nurse, disguise, escape, attempted murder, poison, jail cell, passport, border, forger, uniform, seaside, document, trafficking
Place: gdr, east germany

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and tense films with plots about betrayal, dishonesty, murder, politics, crimes, greed and airport mostly in Thriller, Drama and Biography genres. Some movies like Operation Skorpion: 14 Days to Life (1997), The Lives of Others (2006), The Man with Thousand Faces (2016), Funeral in Berlin (1966), Torn Curtain (1966). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
14 Days to Life (1997)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Konrad von Seidlitz is a young yuppie lawyer currently celebrating his engagement with Cornelia, daughter of minister of justice Volkerts. As a public relations gag, he hasn't paid his parking fines for two years and now insists on being ...
Style: rough, serious, thought provoking, realistic
Plot: prison, toilet, lawyer, prisoner, prison life, confined, legal, crime, cocaine, small community, warden, marketing ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, gloomy, heartbreaking ...
Plot: surveillance, communism, cold war, blackmail, interrogation, german, politics, corruption, paranoia, morality, redemption, suicide ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, year 1984, 1990s
Place: germany, east germany, german democratic republic, europe, soviet union ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
The Man with Thousand Faces (2016)
Genre: Biography, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A tale of cheats and impostors, taking its inspiration from true facts and from one of the most intriguing characters of recent decades: the spy Francisco Paesa.
Style: based on true events
Plot: eta, corruption, terrorism, espionage, pilot, greed, telephone conversation, wedding, spy, divorce, wine, niece ...
Time: 1990s, year 2004, year 1995, year 1998, year 1994 ...
Place: spain, paris france, thailand, geneva switzerland, basque country ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Funeral in Berlin (1966)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Colonel Stok, a Soviet intelligence officer responsible for security at the Berlin Wall, appears to want to defect but the evidence is contradictory. Stok wants the British to handle his defection and asks for one of their agents, Harry Palmer, to ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, cerebral, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cold war, spy, espionage, berlin wall, chase, betrayal, politics, government agency, defection, secret agents, assassination attempt, manhunt ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: east germany, germany, europe, england, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Buddies - Leben auf der Überholspur (1997)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Plot: playing piano, porn magazine, taking off shirt, male friendship, drunken man, flashback, topless woman, feet on table, caught having sex, taking a selfie, cabriolet, crying male ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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 ⇓
48%
The Last King of Scotland (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Young Scottish doctor, Nicholas Garrigan decides it's time for an adventure after he finishes his formal education, so he decides to try his luck in Uganda, and arrives during the downfall of President Obote. General Idi Amin comes to power and ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, brutal, factual ...
Plot: dictatorship, doctor, against humanity, politics, head of state, corruption, blacks and whites, polygamy, torture, assistant, attempted murder, atrocity ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: uganda, africa, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Mord in Eberswalde (2013)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Heinz Gödicke (Ronals Zehrfeld) is the chief commissioner of the People's Police in the small town of Eberswalde in Brandenburg. Gödicke is called when two bestial murdered children are found in the forest. The investigator tries to get ...
Plot: murder, police, female nudity, ripping clothes, knife, beating, investigation, cheating wife, sex game
Time: year 1969
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 4.8
 410
Layover (2001)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An airport affair of a business man turns into a nightmare when it turns out that the woman is married to a dangerous jewelry dealer.
Style: serious, suspenseful, surprise ending
Plot: airport, murder, femme fatale, betrayal, crime gone awry, manipulations, couple relations, dangerous attraction, infidelity, love affair, love triangle, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.9
 637
Red Heat (1985)
Genre: Thriller
Country: West Germany, Austria, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: East Germans abduct a U.S. coed (Linda Blair) and throw her in a women's prison run by a brutal inmate (Sylvia Kristel).
Style: serious, suspenseful, bleak, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, rape, interrogation, kidnapping, women in prison, missing person, college, prison life, confined, crimes, buddies, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 80s
Place: west germany, europe, germany, east germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Ipcress File (1965)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: This espionage thriller represents a landmark in spy movies introducing the sly, dry intelligence agent Harry Palmer. The story, centers on Palmer's investigation into British Intelligence security. He's soon enmeshed in a world of ...
Style: clever, suspenseful, realistic, serious, cynical ...
Plot: espionage, cold war, spy, undercover, political intrigue, double agent, government agency, secret agents, investigation, mystery, danger, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: england, london, albania, europe, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Midnight Express (1978)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Billy Hayes is caught attempting to smuggle drugs out of Turkey. The Turkish courts decide to make an example of him, sentencing him to more than 30 years in prison. Hayes has two opportunities for release: the appeals made by his lawyer, his ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, bleak, rough, serious ...
Plot: prison, injustice, lawyer, torture, brutality, prison life, escape, escape attempt, smuggling, muslim, sadism, rape ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.5
 189
Blackmark (2018)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: 1963 Military Industrialist Arthur Blackmark must race against the clock to stop an international incident which threatens to end the world.
Plot: cold war, terrorist, nuclear missile, conspiracy
Time: year 1963
Place: ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.3
 116K
Snowden (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Germany, USA, UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: CIA employee Edward Snowden leaks thousands of classified documents to the press.
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: whistleblower, espionage, fighting the system, journalism, surveillance, government agency, against the rules, uncover truth, idealism, political thriller, state affairs, moral dilemma ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2007, year 2006 ...
Place: usa, russia, geneva switzerland, hawaii, hong kong ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Der Tote im Watt (2013)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Plot: seaside, blonde, corpse, shore, death
Place: northern germany, atlantic ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.0
 112
In the Hood (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: Russia
Story: Vova and his best friend Kisa make ends meet by working for the local thug in Vladivostock, Russia until one assignment forces them to question their own morality and puts their friendship to the ultimate test.
Style: social, cynical, harsh, brutal, realistic
Plot: firearm, betrayal, anti heroes, criminal heroes, dishonesty, friendship, crime boss, crimes, frame up, violence, brutality, rivalry
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The People vs. Fritz Bauer (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: It is the late 1950s. Flourishing under the economic miracle, Germany grows increasingly apathetic about confronting the horrors of its recent past. Nevertheless, Fritz Bauer doggedly devotes his energies to bringing the Third Reich to justice. One ...
Plot: war criminal, holocaust, homosexuality, justice, courtroom, anti semitism, death threat, blackmail, nazi, mossad, murder, unhappy marriage ...
Time: 1960s, 1950s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Jigsaw Man (1983)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Philip Kimberly, the former head of the British Secret Service who defected to Russia, is given plastic surgery and sent back to Britain by the KGB to retrieve some vital documents. With the documents in hand, he instead plays off MI6 and the KGB ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 80s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 7.7
 530K
Argo (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: As the Iranian revolution reaches a boiling point, a CIA 'exfiltration' specialist concocts a risky plan to free six Americans who have found shelter at the home of the Canadian ambassador.
Style: tense, suspenseful, captivating, clever, factual ...
Plot: cia, danger, behind enemy lines, american abroad, hostage, government agency, daring rescue, government official, u.s. embassy, hidden identity, secret agents, race against time ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1979, year 1980, year 1981 ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.7
 454
You're Dead... (1999)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A veteran bank robber and his sidekicks plan a heist that goes awry.
Plot: bank robbery, bank robber, roulette, video surveillance, burning money, police station, hostage, fire escape, verbal abuse, crematorium, bank vault, casino ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Captain Phillips (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years.
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, suspense, intense ...
Plot: ship, hijacking, pirate, hostages, navy, kidnapping, confined, team, rescue, ship captain, terrorism, u.s. navy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2009, 2000s, 2010s
Place: somalia, africa, united states, kenya, vermont ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Baader Meinhof Complex (2008)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Germany, France, Czech Republic
Duration: 150 min.
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Style: realistic, bleak, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: idealism, politics, terrorism, anti war, rebellion, revolution, political unrest, police brutality, bomb, suicide, protest, robbery ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, year 1976, year 1977 ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Salt and Fire (2016)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Germany, France, Mexico, Bolivia, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A scientist blames the head of a large company for an ecological disaster in South America. But when a volcano begins to show signs of erupting, they must unite to avoid a disaster.
Plot: airport, volcano, ecology, environmental, flashback, handcuffed, ceo, suv, environmental issue, washing, mini van, board game ...
Place: south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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The MacKintosh Man (1973)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A member of British Intelligence assumes a fictitious criminal identity and allows himself to be caught, imprisoned, and freed in order to infiltrate a spy organization and expose a traitor.
Style: serious, stylized, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, prison, espionage, car chase, double agent, government agency, secret agents, against the rules, adventure, betrayal, chase, on the run ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: ireland, england, europe, russia, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.6
 404
Deadbolt (1992)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When medical student Marty places an ad for a roommate, her ad is answered by handsome, clean-cut Alec. At first Alec seems to be a wonderful roommate; supportive, considerate and a real friend. However, Alec's affection turns to obsession as ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, scary ...
Plot: betrayal, murder, investigation, tragic love, prison, crime, crimes, danger, deadly, couples, best friends, mentally unstable ...
Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Billionaire Boys Club (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A group of wealthy boys in Los Angeles during the early 1980s establishes a get rich quick scam that turns deadly.
Style: captivating, thought provoking, intense, exciting, realistic ...
Plot: murder, greed, money, crimes, escapades, scheme, cheating, deception, betrayal, dishonesty, friendship, lie ...
Time: year 1980
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.2
 3K
One Way (2006)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 116 min.
Story: To cover up his infidelities and protect his upcoming marriage, a star advertiser helps free an accused rapist by giving a false alibi and suffers the brutal revenge of the victim.
Style: suspenseful, serious, clever, realistic, tense
Plot: rapist, revenge, rape, courtroom, false accusation, testimony, crime, vengeance, infidelity, crimes, blind ambition, dishonesty ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Devil's Double (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: Belgium, Netherlands
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A chilling vision of the House of Saddam Hussein comes to life through the eyes of the man who was forced to become the double of Hussein's sadistic son.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Plot: betrayal, lookalikes, hidden identity, impostor, palace, political corruption, corruption, dishonesty, power relations, disorder, unlikely partners, political unrest ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: iraq, middle east, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Harter Brocken (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Country constable Frank Koops' first-ever murder victim in St. Andreasberg, a town in the Harz forest, is local crack shot Vanessa Riemann, who helped her bothers Patrick and Marco run a tourist inn, which wasn't lucrative, so they try ...
Plot: bank robbery, medical examiner, dancing, restaurant, witch costume, mountain cabin, overweight man, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, police station, hand under skirt, threatened with a gun, sex scene ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 4.5
 277
Deadly Revenge (2013)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Charming LA architect Harrison, also a great cook and lover, gets engaged to Cate, a San Francisco landscape architect he meets while collaborating on a major project, after they get locked in by a malfunctioning elevator. She moves to LA for him ...
Plot: medical examination, swimming pool, gift, poison, in-laws, business trip, crowbar, loss of daughter, attempted murder, marriage proposal, widow, death of mother ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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