Movies like Francisca 2002

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Francisca (2002)
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Francisca (2002)
Original name: ¿De qué lado estás?
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 88 min.
Story: An east german agent is forced to infiltrate student movement of 1968 at Mexico.
Plot: spy, secret agents, communist, informant, fake identity, secret agent
Place: mexico

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and suspense films with plots about secret agents, espionage, spy, undercover, dishonesty, crimes and danger mostly in Drama, Thriller and History genres. Some movies like Francisca: The Mind Benders (1963), Hammerhead (1968), The Serpent (1973), OSS 117 - Double Agent (1968), El cartel (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Mind Benders (1963)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A British scientist is discovered to have been passing information to the Communists, then kills himself. Another scientist decides that they might have brainwashed him by a sensory deprivation technique, but he doesn’t know if someone really can ...
Style: psychotronic
Plot: experiment, brainwashing, spy, psychology
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, serious ...
Plot: cold war, espionage, spy, communist, double agent, iron curtain, grocer, cynicism, alcoholic, library, whiskey, court martial ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: london, england, europe, germany, east germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 5.1
 388
Hammerhead (1968)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An American agent has tracked down the stronghold of an evil criminal mastermind, determined to take over the world (what, another one ?).
Plot: spy, james bond spoof, woman kills a man, auditorium, theater, hippie, assassin, artwork, motorcycle, helicopter, beach, espionage ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 6.2
 932
The Serpent (1973)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 124 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: suspenseful, psychological, realistic, serious, eurospy
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, espionage, double agent, escapades, government agency, secret agents, manhunt, mind game, rivalry, chases and races, dishonesty, danger ...
Time: 70s
Place: france, russia, europe, germany, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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OSS 117 - Double Agent (1968)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A secret agent is sent to the Middle East to destroy a gang of assassins.
Style: eurospy, psychotronic
Plot: assassin, secret agent, secret agents, espionage, spy, james bond spoof, code name
Place: middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 5.6
 489
El cartel (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Based on Mexico's current criminal climate, EL CÁRTEL is a rare look into the values and practices of the world's most intriguing and enigmatic industry - the multi-billion dollar business of drug trafficking. When Jules Land, a naïve ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: drug dealing, crimes, chase, media, journalist, business, border, drug cartel, graphic violence, journalism, once in a lifetime opportunity, tough heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.7
 180
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, eurospy
Plot: spy, traitor, military police, berlin wall, secret agent, cold war, defector, kidnapping, jeep, vodka, secret agents, espionage
Place: russia, soviet union, east berlin east germany, rome italy, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
To Commit a Murder (1967)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: France, West Germany, Italy
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A writer gets wrapped up in espionage.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: espionage, kidnapping, spy, undercover, chases and races, heroes, fall in love, graphic violence, state affairs, danger, rescue, dishonesty ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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 16K
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%
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: secret agents, dishonesty, deadly, state affairs, undercover, track down, parents and children, political intrigue, sniper, spy, gunshot, intelligence agency ...
Time: september 11 2001, contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, venice, france, europe, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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, talky, exciting, serious ...
Plot: espionage, spy, adventure, dishonesty, secret agents, chases and races, betrayal, graphic violence, political corruption, working undercover, government agency, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: england, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: secret agents, bus, escapades, rivalry, dishonesty, adventure, undercover, heroes, intrigue, on the run, criminal heroes, espionage ...
Time: 60s
Place: africa, south africa, cape town south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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, secret agents, teenage life, parents and children, special agents, undercover ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, san diego california, soviet union ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.8
 63K
The Debt (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Hungary, Israel
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Rachel Singer is a former Mossad agent who tried to capture a notorious Nazi war criminal – the Surgeon of Birkenau – in a secret Israeli mission that ended with his death on the streets of East Berlin. Now, 30 years later, a man claiming to be ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Plot: mossad, secret agents, war criminal, spy, secret agent, moral dilemma, haunted by the past, righting the wronged, spies, war crime, cold war, redemption ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 90s, 1960s, 1990s ...
Place: israel, middle east, germany, europe, ukraine ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
The Passion of Berenice (1976)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Berenice (Navarro) is a woman with a mysterious past. A scar crosses her face and nightmares of fire and horses fill her lonely nights. She maybe killed her husband but nobody can be sure. In the present, Berenice lives with her godmother (Roldán) ...
Plot: medicine, arson, male nudity, repression, scar, murder, affair, injection, graffiti, male female relationship, nudity (full frontal - brief), waking up ...
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.4
 352
Rage (1966)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Small-town doctor bitten by rabid dog, races the clock to get to the city and receive treatment.
Style: bleak, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: desert, prostitute, hospital, village, doctor, dog, fear, vengeance, mountain, alcohol abuse, village life, life is a bitch ...
Time: 60s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.4
 175
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, stylized, suspenseful, serious, realistic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, realistic, microfilm
Plot: assassination, spy, espionage, deadly, danger, undercover, secret agents, child in peril, invention, holiday, intelligence, on the run ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: europe, germany, copenhagen, london, copenhagen denmark ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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 5.4
 2K
600 Miles (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Arnulfo Rubio smuggles weapons from Arizona to Mexico for a drug cartel, but he is being investigated by agent Harris. When agent Harris blows his covers, he and Arnulfo end up in a journey where he will be the hostage of this young criminal.
Style: tense, serious, suspense, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: on the run, crimes, escapades, on the road, government agency, arms dealing, criminal, border, cartel, desert, gang, handcuffed ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: mexico, usa, arizona, latin america, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.7
 96
Trade Routes (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Bulgaria, USA
Duration: 101 min.
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Place: turkey, istanbul turkey, bulgaria
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Feminine Touch (1995)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jenny Baron (Paige Turco) is a beautiful investigative reporter swept into a deadly conspiracy that reaches to the highest levels of the government. When she is assigned to get the story of charismatic Presidential candidate Senator Ashton (George ...
Plot: murder, attempted drowning, bathtub, secret agent, female reporter, tied up, presidential candidate, conspiracy, political intrigue, computer disc, secret agents
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 4.5
 285
Border Cop (1980)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Mexico
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Frank Cooper, a senior immigration police, remains a daily struggle against mafias operating between Mexico and the United States. Although it has a good standing with the poorest of Mexican towns near the border. Two are Leina and Benny, a couple ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: misfit, life is a bitch, tough law enforcer, crimes, adventure, law enforcement, society, immigrants, human trafficking, mexican american border, night, dope ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: usa, mexico, california, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.4
 2K
The Exam (2011)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Hungary
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Welcome to Hungary, Christmas 1957. The state, shaken and insecure by the defeated revolution of 1956 and prodded by a renewed Stalinist atmosphere, has decreed that all security personnel must take an exam to challenge and verify their loyalty. But ...
Style: suspense, captivating, serious, disturbing, surprise ending
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Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1957
Place: budapest, europe, hungary, budapest hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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 5.0
 383
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: rough, suspenseful, serious, suspense, realistic ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Spy Gone North (2018)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 137 min.
Story: In 1993, former military officer Suk-young Park is recruited as a spy by South Korea's National Intelligence Service, and given the code name "Black Venus". He is then sent to infiltrate a group of high-ranking North Korean officials ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, captivating, tense
Plot: undercover agent, spy, political campaign, political corruption, undercover, operation, top secret, disguise, dictatorship, military, double agent, interrogation ...
Time: year 1993, 1990s, 90s, 2000s, year 1998 ...
Place: north korea, south korea, seoul, beijing china, china ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.0
 5K
The Zone (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain, Mexico
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Residents of an enclosed neighborhood in the middle of Mexico DF are shocked by a violent crime, and for one resident in particular, young Alejandro, the drama is ratcheted up when he encounters the lone kid who escaped the event and is hiding out ...
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, suspense, serious ...
Plot: murder, violence, vengeance, heist, vigilantism, isolation, crimes, danger, confined, escape, slum, militia ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.4
 1K
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: serious, realistic, suspense, enigmatic, psychological
Plot: espionage, government agency, politics, secret agents, political corruption, life is a bitch, betrayal, undercover, rebellion, dishonesty, love triangle, uncover truth ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: france, russia, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, bomb, police inspector, politics, undercover, state affairs, mentally challenged, dishonesty, crimes, danger ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1880s, 1930s, 18th century
Place: london, england, europe, scotland, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Daniel and Ana (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico, Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Being kidnapped shatters a brother and sister's harmony, forcing them to confront their desires.
Style: touching, disturbing, psychological, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: brother sister incest, incest, forced sex, kidnapping, shame, obsession, family in crisis, sexual abuse, family problems, life is a bitch, youth, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Domino Killings (1977)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
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: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: conspiracy, assassination, prison, vietnam veteran, heroes, state affairs, protagonist as suspect, undercover, confined, deadly, chases and races, crimes ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, spain, vietnam, asia, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%