Movies like The Foreigner 1978

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The Foreigner (1978)
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The Foreigner (1978)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: A French special op suffers an existential crisis as he wanders New York City in search of a mission and the requisite connections.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, suspenseful, stylized
Plot: secret agents, espionage, riddles and clues, danger, urban, undercover, punk, female detective, secret agent
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and tense films with plots about danger, undercover, espionage, dishonesty, secret agents, spy and state affairs mostly in Thriller, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Foreigner: The Game (2014), Pursued (2004), The Detective 2 (2011), A Show of Force (1990), Enigma (1982). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Game (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 59 min.
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Story: London 1972. When a defecting KGB officer, Arkady Malinov, reveals Operation Glass, a devastating Soviet plot that could change the course of the Cold War, Daddy, the head of MI5, assembles a secret team to investigate. As the Soviets awaken a list ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, captivating ...
Plot: secret agents, espionage, conspiracy, mi6, spy, cold war, undercover, government agency, dishonesty, state affairs, kgb
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, soviet union, ussr, london
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95%
 5.2
 2K
Pursued (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A fast rising hi-tech executive must protect his career and family from the ruthless tactics of a homicidal corporate headhunter.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mind game, undercover, danger, stalking, espionage, rivalry, psychopath, prodigy, crimes, deadly, false identity, blackmail ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
The Detective 2 (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Mysteries keep revolving around Tam’s life.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, stylized, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: police detective, investigation, police investigation, law enforcement, private detective, crimes, murder, riddles and clues, danger, graphic violence, crime, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
A Show of Force (1990)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In this thriller, television reporter Kate Ryan de Meléndez investigates the death of two radical Puerto Rican activists, whom she begins to believe may have been framed and murdered by undercover American agents.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, investigation, mystery, undercover, police corruption, crimes, media, amateur detective, legal, law enforcement, journalism, political conspiracy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: puerto rico
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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 6.0
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Enigma (1982)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Five highly-trained KGB agents are sent to the west to assassinate several Soviet dissidents. In order to stop the diabolical plot, an American agent must infiltrate Soviet intelligence and obtain information from a Russian computer.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, intense, exciting ...
Plot: kgb, iron curtain, espionage, undercover, assassination, cold war, politics, danger, dishonesty, journalism, rivalry, government agency ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: germany, east germany, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 4.9
 2K
Resistance (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: It is 1944 and the D-Day invasion has failed, Germany's army have successfully invaded England and the Nazi war-machine is now heading west towards Wales. A group of women in an isolated Welsh village near the English border wake up to ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: espionage, life is a bitch, danger, war, undercover, wartime life, missing person, world war two, strong female presence, resistance fighter
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
Out of the Darkness (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A gripping thriller telling the true story of the hunt and capture of David Berkowitz, a.k.a. "Son of Sam" — the infamous serial killer who stalked New York in the 70s.
Style: rough, suspenseful, mind bending, realistic, serious
Plot: serial killer, murder, clergy, crime, crimes, tough law enforcer, chases and races, urban, couple relations, stalking, fighting crime, danger ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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Confess (2005)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 89 min.
Story: political thriller that charts the exploits of disillusioned ex-hacker Terell Lessor. A return to New York, coupled with a humiliating attempt at getting a new job, serves as the catalyst for him to take action against those who slighted him in the ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, suspense, political thriller ...
Plot: terrorism, secret agents, prodigy, undercover, dishonesty, rivalry, campaign, political corruption, political intrigue, political conspiracy, rebellion, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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The Naked Runner (1967)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Sam Laker is an American industrialist, working in Britain, who has just been awarded an international award for industrial design. He is planning to travel to East Germany to attend a trade show and show off his invention, taking his 10 year old ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, realistic, microfilm
Plot: assassination, spy, danger, undercover, deadly, espionage, secret agents, child in peril, holiday, intelligence, invention, on the run ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: germany, europe, london, copenhagen, copenhagen denmark ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.2
 18K
Topaz (1969)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: A French intelligence agent becomes embroiled in the Cold War politics first with uncovering the events leading up to the 1962 Cuban Missle Crisis, and then back to France to break up an international Russian spy ring.
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, psychological, enigmatic ...
Plot: espionage, betrayal, kgb, secret agents, politics, state affairs, undercover, government agency, spy, surveillance, cold war, nato ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1962
Place: cuba, paris france, new york, copenhagen, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 5.4
 357
Come Morning (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Set in rural Arkansas in 1973, Come Morning is the tragic story of Frank and his 10-year-old grandson and the hunting accident that forever changes their lives.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense, tense ...
Plot: forest, crimes, countryside, in the woods, father son relationship, country, corpse, hunting, death, manslaughter, danger, track down ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: arkansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 5.8
 397
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, undercover, love and romance, secret agents, government agency, betrayal, political unrest, forbidden love, dishonesty, cold war ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1974
Place: england, london, ussr, britain, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
The Cape Town Affair (1967)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: South Africa
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A color remake of the Sam Fuller film, Pickup on South Street.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, neo noir
Plot: secret agents, bus, heroes, undercover, adventure, dishonesty, rivalry, escapades, intrigue, on the run, criminal heroes, espionage ...
Time: 60s
Place: africa, south africa, cape town south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 7.0
 7K
Farewell (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Engaging, emotional and riveting, FAREWELL is an intricate and highly intelligent thriller pulled from the pages of history— about an ordinary man thrust into the biggest theft of Soviet information of the Cold War. Ronald Reagan called this piece ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious
Plot: cold war, espionage, kgb, double agent, undercover, state affairs, danger, dishonesty, betrayal, working undercover, father son relationship, iron curtain ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: soviet union, france, ussr, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
The Executioner (1970)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A British intelligence agent must track down a fellow spy suspected of being a double agent.
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, talky, serious ...
Plot: espionage, spy, adventure, heroes, betrayal, secret agents, crimes, graphic violence, political corruption, working undercover, state affairs, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: england, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 4.2
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Fractured (2013)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The film follows "Dylan White" who works as a cook in Baton Rouge. He is also in a solid relationship with his girlfriend "Brandy". Things are great until strange events prompt him to seek out the truth about himself -- following ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: dull life, danger, memory loss, riddles and clues, sexual relations, gory, sex scene, gun, male nudity, pubic hair, female nudity
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Fanfare for a Death Scene (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: An American secret agent, on the trail of a vanished scientist, must recover the scientist's revolutionary secret formula before the enemy catches up with his quarry first.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: jazz, espionage, secret agents, secret agent, special agents, state affairs, mystery, undercover, race against time, missing person, chase, chases and races ...
Time: 60s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
The Secret Agent (1996)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: London of the late 19th century is a haven for political exiles of all sorts - refugees, partisans, anarchists. Verloc has made his living spying for the Russian goverment, an agent provacateur of sorts, while simultaneously providing information to ...
Style: psychological, realistic, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Plot: espionage, terrorism, secret agents, police inspector, bomb, politics, state affairs, undercover, mentally challenged, dishonesty, danger, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1880s, 1930s ...
Place: london, england, europe, scotland, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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 7.0
 2K
Safe House (1998)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A psychological thriller; Mace Sowell, an ex-intelligence operative and whose past government activities catches up with him, faces his own mortality, in the shape of the onset of Alzheimer's disease. Holding the electronic key to secret ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, exciting, mind bending, serious ...
Plot: conspiracy, alzheimer's disease, conspiracy theory, secret agents, danger, deadly, assassination attempt, state affairs, life is a bitch, government agency, dishonesty, special agents ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
To Commit a Murder (1967)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, West Germany, Italy
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A writer gets wrapped up in espionage.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: kidnapping, espionage, spy, state affairs, undercover, chases and races, heroes, graphic violence, danger, crimes, fall in love, rescue ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Domino Killings (1977)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Tucker is a chronic underachiever and a loser. A Vietnam war veteran who just can't seem to keep out of trouble, in the years since his discharge. The only thing he got out of the war was his skill with a rifle. Now, serving a long stretch in ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination, conspiracy, prison, vietnam veteran, espionage, politics, crimes, danger, state affairs, law enforcement, witnessing a crime, confined ...
Time: 70s
Place: asia, europe, spain, vietnam, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Dying of the Light (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Bahamas, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Evan Lake, a veteran CIA agent, has been ordered to retire. But when his protégé uncovers evidence that Lake's nemesis, the terrorist Banir, has resurfaced, Lake goes rogue, embarking on a perilous, intercontinental mission to eliminate his ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, track down, espionage, retirement, special agents, secret agents, undercover, danger, revenge, cia, race against time, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c., bucharest, kenya, romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 4.9
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Perfidy (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Bolivia, USA, Chile
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Perfidia, begins with a heartfelt version of the immortal title track, while the camera records the journey by a route through a snowy landscape and melancholy, the traveler is the enigmatic and silent Gus Chilean Gonzalo Valenzuela, in his first ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, stylized, offbeat ...
Plot: danger, crimes, betrayal, dishonesty, hotel, gay interest, minimal dialogue, mysterious man, hitman, murder, dancing, lip synching ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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In the Shadows (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When a stunt man dies in Miami, his uncle, a New York mob boss, sends a hit man to tail the stunt coordinator, whom the boss wants dead. The hit man, Eric O'Bryne, gets close to his mark's daughter, and through her he asks her dad to teach ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, crime, witnessing a crime, undercover, crimes, criminal heroes, dishonesty, rivalry, gangsters, introspection, working undercover, crime gone awry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, florida, new york, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.1
 5K
Möbius (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Belgium, Luxembourg
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An FSB officer fall in love with his agent, an American woman who works as a trader in a Russian bank.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, stylized
Plot: espionage, fall in love, love and romance, intrigue, undercover, dishonesty, money laundering, secret mission, one night stand, financial crisis, undercover agent, spy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: europe, cote d'azur, moscow russia, monaco
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.5
 12K
Hush (1998)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Jackson and Helen are in love and about to have their first child when they move in with Jackson's mother, Martha, in order to take care of the family estate. But all is not well in this household. Martha is jealous of her son's affection ...
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: mentally unstable, dysfunctional family, family relations, domineering mother, farm, parents and children, family problems, couple relations, manipulations, manipulation, woman in danger, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: kentucky, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Rocket Attack U.S.A. (1961)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 68 min.
Story: It's the height of the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union with the Communists launching a spy satellite that has the Free World leaders in a panic. Fears about the nature of the satellite force the United States to send an ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, psychotronic
Plot: espionage, cold war, rivalry, undercover, chases and races, save the day, danger, escapades, dishonesty, chaos, government agency, adventure ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, future, year 1957, near future
Place: russia, usa, moscow russia, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
A Few Days in September (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, France, Portugal
Duration: 116 min.
Story: 1 September 2001. Elliot, an American C.I.A. agent holding top secret information on the immediate future of the world, disappears. His sole aim was to meet his daughter Orlando, whom he abandoned ten years before. Irène, a French agent who used to ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, tense
Plot: intelligence agency, secret agents, deadly, undercover, dishonesty, state affairs, parents and children, track down, political intrigue, sniper, gunshot, spy ...
Time: september 11 2001, contemporary, 21st century
Place: venice, paris france, europe, france, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.4
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Agnosia (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The protagonist is a young woman, Joan Prats suffering from agnosia, a strange, primary visual disease that is one of the neuropsychological disorders of perception. Although her eyes and ears are in perfect condition, her brain is not able to ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, gothic, psychological, tense ...
Plot: conspiracy, rivalry, who to trust, mind game, disability, dishonesty, cheating, manipulation, danger, nudity (full frontal - brief)
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Aldrich Ames: Traitor Within (1998)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Fact-based story about a 90's espionage case that was chronicled as the worst case of espionage in US history
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious
Plot: espionage, alcohol abuse, dishonesty, state affairs, undercover, life is a bitch, government agency, special agents, cia agent, fbi, spy, agent ...
Time: 90s
Place: langley virginia, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%