Movies like The Executioner 1970

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The Executioner (1970)
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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: exciting, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, talky, suspense
Plot: espionage, spy, adventure, heroes, friendship, betrayal, crimes, undercover, graphic violence, secret agents, vengeance, rivalry, working undercover, political conspiracy, courtroom drama, mole, political corruption, government agency, dishonesty, state affairs, assassin, revenge, prospector, agent, cia ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: england, greece

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Most similar movies to The Executioner

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and exciting films with plots about espionage, undercover, dishonesty, state affairs, secret agents, spy and danger mostly in Thriller, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like The Executioner: Enigma (1982), To Commit a Murder (1967), Midnight Man (1997), The Looking Glass War (1970), A Dandy in Aspic (1968). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, dishonesty, politics, journalism, government agency, rivalry, race against time ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: germany, east germany, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, fall in love, graphic violence, rescue, heroes, dishonesty, undercover, state affairs, crimes, scientist ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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Midnight Man (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA, Luxembourg, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: British soldiers force a recently captured IRA terrorist to cooperate with them and then assign him to go undercover with a gang of terrorists and prevent them from killing the U.S. President. But the spy isn't in long before he realizes that ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, soldier, ira, terrorism, political intrigue, working undercover, royal family, political conspiracy, kgb, militant, hitman, sexual content ...
Time: 90s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
The Looking Glass War (1970)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: From the John le Carre novel about a British spy who sends a Polish defector to East Germany to verify missile sites.
Style: talky, realistic, serious, suspenseful, clever ...
Plot: espionage, iron curtain, secret agents, spy, weapon system, working undercover, cons and scams, political conspiracy, government agency, dishonesty, love and romance, on the run ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: germany, east germany, german democratic republic, berlin germany, west germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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A Dandy in Aspic (1968)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Double-agent Alexander Eberlin is assigned by the British to hunt out a Russian spy, known to them as Krasnevin. Only Eberlin knows that Krasnevin is none other than himself! Accompanying him on his mission is a ruthless partner, who gradually ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Plot: espionage, photographer, spy, double agent, mole, couples, graphic violence, dishonesty, secret identity, undercover, cold war, homesickness ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: west berlin west germany, england, europe, germany, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
American Roulette (1988)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Carlos Quintas, the democratically-elected president of an unnamed South American country, has been deposed by a military coup. He is in London, the head of a government in exile, rallying international support. He is also a poet of talent and ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough
Plot: head of state, politics, espionage, assassination attempt, rebellion, dishonesty, state affairs, crimes, heroes, terrorism, on the run, graphic violence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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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: serious, captivating, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Plot: secret agents, espionage, kgb, spy, betrayal, government agency, love and romance, undercover, dishonesty, forbidden love, political unrest, cold war ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1974
Place: england, london, britain, europe, ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: suspenseful, suspense, tense, enigmatic, atmospheric ...
Plot: espionage, cold war, spy, political intrigue, double agent, undercover, investigation, rivalry, race against time, dishonesty, politics, conspiracy ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: england, albania, london, europe, scotland yard ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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, year 1962
Place: cuba, paris france, new york, copenhagen, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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, undercover, state affairs, mentally challenged, crimes, dishonesty, betrayal ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1880s, 1930s, 18th century
Place: london, england, europe, scotland, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, kgb, cold war, conspiracy, uncover truth, assassination attempt, dishonesty, heroes, politics, state affairs, secret agents, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: russia, england, europe, scotland yard, ussr ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Riddle of the Sands (1979)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In the early years of the 20th Century, two British yachtsmen (Michael York and Simon MacCorkindale) stumble upon a German plot to invade the east coast of England in a flotilla of specially designed barges. They set out to thwart this terrible ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Plot: yacht, military, conquering, state affairs, espionage, undercover, heroes, ship, spy, world war one, war, world war two ...
Time: 20th century
Place: germany, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: exciting, serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, espionage, car chase, secret agents, spy, working undercover, betrayal, on the run, heist, undercover, rivalry, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: ireland, russia, london, england, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: conspiracy, prison, assassination, vietnam veteran, political corruption, political conspiracy, frame up, politics, law enforcement, espionage, secret agents, assassination attempt ...
Time: 70s
Place: vietnam, spain, asia, europe, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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: serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: terrorism, undercover, secret agents, prodigy, campaign, political corruption, vengeance, political intrigue, political conspiracy, politics, rebellion, fighting the system ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Danger Route (1967)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Jonas Wilde, a British secret agent licensed to kill, wants to resign from his murderous work, but his superiors pressure him into taking on a new assignment-the assassination of a defecting Soviet scientist. In the course of the dangerous mission, ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, psychotronic ...
Plot: espionage, secret agents, ship, fellow agent, one last case, disorder, special agents, undercover, dishonesty, crimes, adventure, rivalry ...
Time: 60s
Place: london, russia, england, australia, washington d.c. ...
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52%
 6.9
 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: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: cold war, espionage, kgb, double agent, undercover, working undercover, dishonesty, state affairs, betrayal, father son relationship, iron curtain, secret agents ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: ussr, france, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, neo noir
Plot: secret agents, bus, espionage, on the run, crimes, criminal heroes, undercover, rivalry, adventure, escapades, intrigue, heroes ...
Time: 60s
Place: africa, south africa, cape town south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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The Defector (1966)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Professor Bower, an American physicist, is effectively blackmailed by a shady CIA agent named Adams to help the CIA obtain secret microfilm from a defecting Russian scientist. The reluctant Bower travels to East Germany undercover as an antiques ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, kgb, hitman, secret agents, government agency, race against time, state affairs, undercover, military, escapades, dishonesty, conspiracy ...
Time: 60s
Place: germany, europe, east berlin, german democratic republic, west germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
A Different Loyalty (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK, USA, Malta
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In January 1963, British journalist Leo Cauffield suddenly disappears from his home in Beirut. His wife Sally knew that he was working part-time for British intelligence, but was not prepared to be told by the British embassy that they suspect he ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: espionage, betrayal, treason, undercover, secret agents, working undercover, love affair, heroic mission, terrorism, dishonesty, journalism, race against time ...
Time: contemporary, 60s
Place: middle east, russia, lebanon, new york, ussr ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Target of Opportunity (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Bulgaria
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Jim Jacobs and Nick Carlton, childhood friends, are CIA operatives on a sting operation in Chechnya. The raid of a rebel militia group goes bad and the entire teams gets wiped out except for Jim and Nick, who manages to save them both. Five years ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, espionage, friendship, rescue, adventure, dishonesty, escapades, political intrigue, crimes, working undercover, heroic mission, political conspiracy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: bulgaria, chechnya, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Dirty War (2004)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After years of meticulous planning, a terrorist operation is reaching its final stages. The authorities have received no intelligence; they are in a race against time but don't yet know it. As the operation unfolds, we see the working lives of ...
Style: serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: radical, firefighter, secret agents, terrorism, save the day, political conspiracy, working undercover, special agents, government agency, undercover, crimes, race against time ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.4
 2K
Triple Agent (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy, Spain, Greece, Russia
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The Popular Front wins elections, the Spanish Civil War begins, and Hitler and Stalin are manipulating and spying. The brilliant exile, Fiodor Voronin, a general at 20, is the deputy at the White Russian Military Union, probably slated to replace ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspense, enigmatic, psychological
Plot: espionage, secret agents, politics, government agency, political corruption, life is a bitch, betrayal, undercover, love triangle, uncover truth, rebellion, dishonesty ...
Time: 1930s
Place: russia, france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1965)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: British agent Alec Leamas refuses to come in from the cold war during the 1960s, choosing to face another mission, which may prove to be his final one.
Style: bleak, talky, realistic, clever, captivating ...
Plot: cold war, espionage, spy, communist, double agent, alcoholic, library, court martial, atheist, cynicism, iron curtain, british intelligence ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: london, east germany, england, germany, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 127 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: tense, bleak, non-linear, atmospheric, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, cold war, spy, british intelligence, double agent, government agency, investigation, mole, betrayal, kgb, secret service, torture ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, budapest, england, hungary, istanbul turkey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.1
 622
Hennessy (1975)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Set in the Seventies, Hennessy is a Irishman who believes in peace, but who has had connections to the IRA. Hennessy's family is killed, and he plots revenge, setting out to assassinate Queen Elizabeth of England.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, bleak, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, manhunt, revenge, war hero, vengeance, rebelliousness, political intrigue, royal family, political corruption, political unrest, graphic violence, conspiracy ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: london, ireland, europe, england, belfast
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Little Nikita (1988)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Roy Parmenter is an FBI agent in San Diego; 20 years ago his partner was killed by a Soviet spy, nicknamed Scuba, still at large. Scuba is now trying to extort the Soviets; to prove he's serious, he's killing their agents one by one, ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, tense, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: spy, family relations, teenage boy, espionage, investigation, crimes, fbi, teenage life, parents and children, special agents, dishonesty, secret agents ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, los angeles, san diego california, ussr ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.9
 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: serious, realistic, exciting, mind bending, psychological ...
Plot: conspiracy, conspiracy theory, alzheimer's disease, dishonesty, assassination attempt, undercover, espionage, life is a bitch, government agency, fighting the system, special agents, race against time ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Agent provocateur (1998)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In 1994 South Korea, a female North Korean spy integrates herself as a housekeeper for U.S. military officer to steal classified documents, but soon worries about her cover when she falls for the teenage son of the officer.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: espionage, nudity (full frontal - brief), spy, rivalry, betrayal, government agency, dishonesty, coming of age, undercover, romance, secret agents, state affairs ...
Time: 90s
Place: korea, asia, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.2
 1K
The Serpent (1973)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Vlassov is a Soviet spy who defects in France. He is whisked to the U.S, where Allan Davies takes over the case. After polygraph tests and cross-examinations, Vlassov names several Western European agents who are also spying for the Soviets. Davies ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, psychological, eurospy
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soviet spy, spy, espionage, double agent, kgb, conspiracy, working undercover, political intrigue, undercover, against the rules, dishonesty, intrigue ...
Time: 70s
Place: france, russia, europe, munich germany, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%