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: yacht, military, espionage, danger, conquering, undercover, state affairs, ship, heroes, spy, world war one, war, adventure, world war two, ocean, college, riddles and clues, friendship, ocean or sea, graphic violence, escapades, rivalry, profanity, spyglass, north 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, espionage, escapades, adventure 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.
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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, dangerous animal, obsessive quest, whale, captain, adventure, ocean or sea, ocean, deadly, friendship, danger ...
Time: 19th century
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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, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zeppelin, world war one, undercover, war, military, adventure, espionage, secret agents, adventurer, soldier, escapades, government agency ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: scotland, germany, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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
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60%
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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 ⇓
52%
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 6.3
 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: suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret agents, espionage, military, prison, safecracker, world war two, double agent, war, dishonesty, adventure, confined, soldier ...
Time: 1940s
Place: england, europe, germany, paris france, english channel
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Eagle Has Landed (1976)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 123 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: world war two, nazi germany, soldier, rescue, insubordination, nazis, espionage, crimes, danger, leadership, secret agents, military ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943
Place: england, germany, europe, poland, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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: 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 ⇓
44%
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 ⇓
37%
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 5.2
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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, realistic, serious, exciting
Plot: adventure, heroes, jungle, injustice, danger, escapades, dishonesty, workplace situations, tribe, corporate, corruption, environmentalism ...
Time: 90s
Place: indonesia, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 3.9
 146
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: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: jungle, agent, rivalry, crimes, stalking, special agents, chase, secret agents, heroes, chases and races, deadly, embezzlement ...
Time: 80s
Place: central america
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: rough, bleak, suspenseful, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: rebellion, heroes, state affairs, danger, escapades, espionage, criminal heroes, military, war, chases and races, against humanity, wartime life ...
Time: 20th century
Place: europe, norway, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Last Valley (1971)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 128 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, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: village, battles, adventure, anti war, village life, war, chaos, military, heroes, society, danger, rescue ...
Time: 17th century
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.2
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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, exciting, realistic, serious
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: escapades, adventurer, on the run, heroes, danger, treasure hunt, family life, friendship, train, adventure, family, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: peru
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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: tense, realistic, serious, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: jungle, world war two, survival, danger, soldier, war, communication problem, military, escape, chase, very little dialogue, escapades ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: singapore, asia, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, spy, heroes, undercover, crimes, rivalry, political intrigue, working undercover, racism, danger, secret agents, gang ...
Time: 60s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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, fall in love, state affairs, government agency, secret agents, dishonesty, heroes, undercover, mysterious character, political conspiracy, love affair ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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: serious, exciting, bleak, rough, suspenseful
Plot: survival, tough heroes, battles, psychopath, cause and meaning, friends, ocean or sea, ratings, obsession, ship, cons and scams, ocean ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, underwater, drowning, rescue, underwater scene, u.s. navy, survival, daring rescue, adventure, tough heroes, ocean or sea, ocean ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: sea battle, ship captain, ship, battles, adventure, military, military life, couples, rescue, danger, treason, escapades ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: switzerland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, tense, exciting, serious ...
Plot: tunnel, escape, hopes, danger, military, escapades, getting home, ambition, obsessive quest, chases and races, soldier, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: europe, germany, berlin germany, east berlin, east germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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, undercover, espionage, uncover truth, political conspiracy, false accusation, agent as target, who to trust, danger, dishonesty, heroes, state affairs ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, london, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kgb, espionage, cons and scams, hospital, political intrigue, chases and races, crimes, state affairs, heroes, rebellion, dishonesty, undercover ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: london, england, russia, alps, geneva switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.9
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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: exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: gold, assassination, mystery, danger, war, deadly, dishonesty, undercover, adventure, soldier, hitman, heist ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 5.2
 194
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: serious, realistic, tense, exciting
Plot: adventure, ship, sailing, survival, lone wolves, castaway, self discovery, isolation, danger, social differences, ocean, ocean or sea ...
Time: 1900s, 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: suspenseful, clever, bleak, realistic, serious ...
Plot: espionage, secret agents, iron curtain, spy, undercover, love and romance, weapon system, working undercover, cons and scams, political conspiracy, government agency, dishonesty ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: germany, east germany, german democratic republic, london, west germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: espionage, double agent, spy, photographer, undercover, dishonesty, graphic violence, couples, mole, deadly, secret identity, danger ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: west berlin west germany, england, germany, europe, east berlin ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.1
 843
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, kidnapping, terrorism, secret agents, terrorist, yacht, daring rescue, confined, danger, chases and races, hostages, escapades ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: middle east, berlin germany, israel, french riviera, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.7
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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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, working undercover, political conspiracy, culture clash, chases and races, dishonesty, secret agents, race against time, danger, undercover, government agency, escapades ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: germany, europe, west germany, west berlin west germany, east berlin ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.1
 202
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: soldier, undercover, terrorism, ira, crimes, danger, law enforcement, downfall, deadly, adventure, dishonesty, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Wild Geese II (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A group of mercenaries is hired to spring Rudolf Hess from Spandau Prison in Berlin.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mercenary, prison, rescue, heroes, rescue mission, deadly, escapades, escape, world war two, battles, go public, graphic violence ...
Time: 20th century
Place: germany, west berlin west germany, europe, east germany, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%