Movies like The Riddle of the Sands

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The Riddle of the Sands (1979)
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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 scheme, but must outwit not only the cream of the German Navy, but the feared Kaiser Wilhelm himself.
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Plot: military, yacht, espionage, danger, conquering, undercover, state affairs, ship, heroes, war, spy, world war one, adventure, world war two, college, riddles and clues, friendship, ocean or sea, graphic violence, escapades, rivalry, profanity, spyglass, north sea, sea ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: germany, england

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Most similar movies to The Riddle of the Sands

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and exciting films with plots about danger, heroes, undercover, escapades, adventure, espionage and spy mostly in Drama, Thriller and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Riddle of the Sands: Moby Dick (1998), Zeppelin (1971), The Executioner (1970), Enigma (1982), Triple Cross (1966). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Moby Dick (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Australia, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: The sole survivor of a lost whaling ship relates the tale of his captain's self-destructive obsession to hunt the white whale, Moby Dick.
Style: exciting, tense, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: ship, sea, obsessive quest, dangerous animal, whale, captain, ocean or sea, adventure, danger, deadly, friendship, shipwreck ...
Time: 19th century
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100%
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Zeppelin (1971)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The outbreak of World War I places Scots officer Geoffrey Richter-Douglas in an uncomfortable position. Although his allegiance is to Britain, his mother was from an aristocratic Bavarian family, and he spent his summers in Germany as a child. When ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zeppelin, world war one, war, undercover, dishonesty, adventurer, escapades, military, espionage, government agency, soldier, secret agents ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: scotland, germany, london
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73%
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
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56%
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Enigma (1982)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, France
Duration: 97 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 ⇓
49%
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 2K
Triple Cross (1966)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK, France, West Germany
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A safecracker turns double agent during WWII.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret agents, military, espionage, world war two, prison, safecracker, double agent, betrayal, escapades, heroes, soldier, state affairs ...
Time: 1940s
Place: england, germany, europe, paris france, english channel
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Eagle Has Landed (1976)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 135 min.
Story: When the Nazi high command learns in late 1943 that Winston Churchill will be spending time at a country estate in Norfolk, it hatches an audacious scheme to kidnap the prime minister and spirit him to Germany for enforced negotiations with Hitler.
Style: exciting, serious, suspense, tense, intense ...
Plot: nazi germany, world war two, soldier, rescue, insubordination, espionage, leadership, danger, crimes, secret agents, winston churchill, top secret ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: england, germany, europe, poland, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 ⇓
44%
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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: life is a bitch, danger, espionage, war, undercover, wartime life, missing person, world war two, strong female presence, resistance fighter
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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The Last Valley (1971)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: People in a small German village in the last valley to remain untouched by the devastating Thirty Years' War try to exist in peace with a group of soldiers occupying the valley.
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: war, village, battles, adventure, anti war, village life, rescue, heroes, chaos, danger, military, society ...
Time: 17th century
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Rogue Male (1976)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Early in 1939 Sir Robert Thorndyke takes aim at Adolf Hitler with a high powered rifle, but the shot misses its mark. Captured and tortured by the Gestapo and left for dead, Sir Robert makes his way back to England where he discovers the Gestapo has ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: escapades, crimes, danger, adventure, society, manhunt, dishonesty, assassination, heroes, deadly, hitman, fascism ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: england, europe, london, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Hornblower: Duty (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The Hornblower series is based on C.S. Forester's classic maritime adventures - the story of one young man's struggle to become a leader of men. Set against the back drop of the 18th century Anglo-French wars, the bloodiest time in British ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Plot: sea battle, ship, battles, military, adventure, military life, couples, rescue, danger, treason, ship captain, escapades ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: switzerland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.2
 72
Green Sails (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When ambitious CCT exec Will Patterson uncovers a corporate conspiracy, his life spirals out of control. With an unlikely ally and beautiful crusader to guide him through his struggle, he travels to the jungles of Indonesia where a tribe--wrongly ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious
Plot: heroes, adventure, jungle, injustice, escapades, danger, dishonesty, workplace situations, environmentalism, corporate, strong female character, tribe ...
Time: 90s
Place: indonesia, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 3.9
 130
Caribe (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Thriller, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Prepare to get tangled in the jungles of Belize when an arms smuggler loses her partner in a deadly shootout and finds herself on the run in the tropics of Central America. Helen is an amateur, making her money as an illegal arms trader to Central ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: jungle, smuggling, agent, crimes, stalking, special agents, chase, secret agents, rivalry, heroes, chases and races, embezzlement ...
Time: 80s
Place: central america
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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The Innocent (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A young engineer is sent to post-WWII Berlin to help the Americans in spying on the Russians. In a time and place where discretion is still a man’s best friend, he falls in love with a mysterious woman who will take him on the dark side of evil.
Style: sexy, sexual, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: danger, espionage, couples, dishonesty, mysterious character, government agency, state affairs, secret agents, heroes, undercover, world war two, infidelity ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Behind Enemy Lines (1985)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Professor-turned-spy Col. Calvin Turner and his associate, workaholic Lt. Shelley Flynn, plan a daring rescue behind enemy lines in World War II German-occupied Norway of a brilliant scientist who may or may not be aiding the Germans.
Style: captivating, exciting, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: world war two, wartime life, military, criminal heroes, espionage, escapades, danger, state affairs, heroes, rebellion, war, undercover ...
Time: 20th century
Place: london, norway, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.2
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The Sea Wolf (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 179 min.
Story: The Sea-Wolf is based on a 1904 psychological adventure novel by American novelist Jack London, about a literary critic, who is survivor of an ocean collision. He then comes under the dominance of Wolf Larsen, the powerful and amoral sea captain who ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, tense
Plot: adventure, ship, sailing, survival, lone wolves, isolation, self discovery, danger, ocean or sea, social differences, castaway, tough heroes ...
Time: 1900s, 20s, 1920s
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Canopy (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Australia, Singapore
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An unlikely friendship between 2 young men becomes everything, when an Australian soldier takes refuge under the canopied jungles of Singapore, during the violent Japanese invasion in World War II. Jim is lost, injured and defenseless in a hostile, ...
Style: realistic, tense, exciting, serious, captivating ...
Plot: jungle, world war two, survival, soldier, danger, war, communication problem, military, escape, chase, very little dialogue, escapades ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: singapore, asia, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.2
 773
The Sea Wolf (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jack London's brutal Wolf Larson brings a shipwrecked aristocrat and a con woman aboard his doomed ship, the Ghost.
Style: suspenseful, rough, bleak, exciting, serious
Plot: danger, cons and scams, ship, survival, obsession, rivalry, escapades, battles, ratings, friends, cause and meaning, tough heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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The Quiller Memorandum (1966)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Two British agents are murdered by a mysterious Neonazi organization in West Berlin. The British Secret Service sends agent Quiller to investigate. Soon Quiller is confronted with Neonazi chief "Oktober" and involved in a dangerous game ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, stylized, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, spy, heroes, crimes, undercover, rivalry, political intrigue, racism, working undercover, danger, secret agents, gang ...
Time: 60s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Rosebud (1975)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: In a bold coup a Palestinian terrorist group captures the yacht Rosebud and kidnaps the millionaires five daughters on it. At first they demand film clips to be shown on major European TV stations. Undercover agent Martin is hired to hunt the ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, terrorism, kidnapping, terrorist, yacht, confined, chases and races, heroes, daring rescue, race against time, hostages, danger ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Max Is Missing (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Peru
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A boy and his dad take a trip to Peru, but when they are accidentally separated he is given a mysterious mask that makes him a target for ruthless tomb raiders.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: chases and races, escapades, danger, on the run, friends, treasure hunt, family life, friendship, train, heroes, adventure, adventurer ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: peru
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Gray Lady Down (1978)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The USS Neptune, a nuclear submarine, is sunk off the coast of Connecticut after a collision with a Norwegian cargo ship. The navy must attempt a potentially dangerous rescue in the hope of saving the lives of the crew.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, rescue, drowning, underwater, catastrophe, u.s. navy, adventure, ocean or sea, survival, daring rescue, save the day, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, undercover, terrorism, ira, chases and races, deadly, golden years, espionage, assassination, downfall, danger, working undercover ...
Time: 90s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Brass Target (1978)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, War
Country: USA, West Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 111 min.
Story: General George S. Patton died in a car accident in 1945. However, now speculates that his death was actually a murder carefully prepared by his staff to cover a large theft of gold.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: gold, soldier, deadly, dishonesty, mystery, undercover, espionage, danger, war, heist, graphic violence, hitman ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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The 39 Steps (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Richard Hannay, a mining engineer on holiday from the African colonies, finds London socialite life terribly dull. Yet it's more than he bargained for when secret agent, Scudder, bursts into his room and entrusts him with a coded notebook, ...
Style: suspenseful, clever, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Plot: on the run, espionage, undercover, uncover truth, false accusation, political conspiracy, who to trust, agent as target, betrayal, state affairs, danger, heroes ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, london, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: bleak, suspenseful, clever, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: espionage, secret agents, spy, cons and scams, working undercover, political conspiracy, government agency, love and romance, state affairs, weapon system, iron curtain, heroes ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: east germany, germany, london, berlin germany, german democratic republic ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Berlin Tunnel 21 (1981)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: In Berlin in 1961, an American soldier and a German engineer join forces to build a tunnel under the Berlin Wall in order to smuggle out refugees, including the soldier's East German girlfriend.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: tunnel, escape, hopes, escapades, daring rescue, getting home, confined, human spirit, political unrest, against the odds, ambition, obsessive quest ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, east berlin, east germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 4.8
 304
The Insurgents (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Set in a post-9/11 America, four Americans come together to build a truck bomb and plan to detonate it on a target in the U.S. Highlighting the days leading up to the event.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, politics, conspiracy, bomb, rebellion, vengeance, terrorism, state affairs, society, danger, crimes, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Escape to Nowhere (1973)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Who is Anton Haliakov, who has just been abducted by the M.I.5 in London? A Soviet scientist apparently. But sixteen years before the man had another identity, Clément Tibère, and another nationality, French. So what led him to become Russian and ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kgb, espionage, frame up, political intrigue, hospital, cons and scams, chases and races, state affairs, dishonesty, escapades, manhunt, rebellion ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: london, russia, england, alps, geneva switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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The Defector (1966)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 100 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: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, culture clash, political conspiracy, political intrigue, working undercover, hitman, kgb, race against time, state affairs, military, dishonesty, danger ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, germany, east berlin, german democratic republic, west berlin west germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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