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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, border, betrayal, holiday, cold war, trafficking, bus, airport, police brutality, forgery, interrogation, nurse, secret police, disguise, escape, attempted murder, poison, jail cell, passport, forger, uniform, seaside, document, german abroad
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, murder, dishonesty, greed, politics, crimes and corruption mostly in Thriller, Drama and Biography genres. Some movies like Operation Skorpion: 14 Days to Life (1997), The Lives of Others (2006), Funeral in Berlin (1966), The Man with Thousand Faces (2016), 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, thought provoking, serious, realistic
Plot: prison, prison life, toilet, lawyer, prisoner, crime, crimes, life is a bitch, confined, dishonesty, legal, small community ...
Time: 90s
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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: tense, bleak, sincere, compassionate, sexual ...
Plot: surveillance, communism, cold war, blackmail, interrogation, secret agents, politics, german, espionage, iron curtain, actress, moral dilemma ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, year 1984, 1990s
Place: germany, east germany, german democratic republic, europe, soviet union ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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, realistic, serious, cerebral, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cold war, espionage, spy, berlin wall, chase, betrayal, secret agents, chases and races, state affairs, special agents, double agent, assassination attempt ...
Time: 40s, 20th century
Place: east germany, germany, europe, england, east berlin east germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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: corruption, eta, terrorism, espionage, airplane, hallucination, flashback, niece, restaurant, wine, money, wedding ...
Time: 1990s, year 2004, year 1995, year 1998, year 1986 ...
Place: spain, paris france, geneva switzerland, thailand, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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 6.7
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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, realistic, serious ...
Plot: cold war, espionage, museum, iron curtain, politics, working undercover, chases and races, state affairs, secret agents, couple relations, dishonesty, political intrigue ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: east germany, europe, berlin germany, germany, east berlin east germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: suspenseful, rough, serious, brutal, factual ...
Plot: dictatorship, doctor, politics, corruption, torture, against humanity, blacks and whites, attempted murder, head of state, assistant, atrocity, polygamy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: uganda, africa, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Buddies - Leben auf der Überholspur (1997)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Plot: voyeur, drunkenness, friendship between men, crying man, friendship, flashback, voyeurism, bare breasts, funeral, cabriolet, crying male, taking a selfie ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 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.
Style: dark humor, captivating, exciting, humorous
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bank robbery, police, prison, police station, rivalry, crimes, ambition, mentor, disorder, dishonesty, escapades, greed ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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, cynical, serious ...
Plot: espionage, cold war, spy, undercover, double agent, political intrigue, investigation, secret agents, chases and races, working undercover, treason, rivalry ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: england, albania, london, europe, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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: suspenseful, serious, surprise ending
Plot: murder, airport, love triangle, danger, crime gone awry, deadly, couples, love affair, dishonesty, infidelity, crimes, dangerous attraction ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, sex game, beating, knife, ripping clothes, cheating wife, investigation
Time: year 1969
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 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: rough, suspenseful, serious, bleak, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, rape, interrogation, military, friendship, missing person, prison life, investigation, rescue, soldier, college, mistaken identity ...
Time: 80s
Place: west germany, europe, germany, east germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, bleak, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: prison, lawyer, injustice, torture, brutality, escape attempt, rape, sadism, trial, smuggling, muslim, racial slur ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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: suspenseful, tense, captivating, clever, factual ...
Plot: cia, behind enemy lines, danger, american abroad, rescue mission, daring rescue, hostage, escapades, secret agents, life risking, government agency, race against time ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1979, year 1981, year 1980 ...
Place: usa, langley virginia, middle east, iran, tehran iran ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Der Tote im Watt (2013)
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Country: Germany
Duration: 89 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.3
 120K
Snowden (2016)
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Duration: 134 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Jigsaw Man (1983)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Captain Phillips (2013)
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Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, suspense, intense ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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The Baader Meinhof Complex (2008)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 2.7
 260
In the Hood (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The MacKintosh Man (1973)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.8
 6K
The Tunnel (2001)
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Duration: 150 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Billionaire Boys Club (2018)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
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Style: bleak, talky, realistic, clever, captivating ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Style: suspenseful, bleak, suspense, psychological, rough
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Time: 70s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.0
 639
Slow Burn (2000)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
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Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.2
 3K
One Way (2006)
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Country: Germany
Duration: 116 min.
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Style: suspenseful, serious, clever, realistic, tense
Plot: rapist, revenge, rape, false accusation, testimony, courtroom, vengeance, crimes, crime, couple relations, betrayal, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Sophie Scholl: The Final Days (2005)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: True story of Germany's most famous anti-Nazi heroine brought to thrilling, dramatic life. Sophie Scholl stars Julia Jentsch in a luminous performance as the fearless activist of the underground student resistance group, The White Rose. Armed ...
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, talky, tense ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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