Movies like Pack of Lies

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Pack of Lies (1987)
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Pack of Lies (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A couple learns that their friendly neighbours might be Russian spies.
Style: psychological, tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, talky
Plot: betrayal, espionage, friendship, secret agents, russian spy, best friends, investigation, friends, kgb, politics, suburbs, manipulation, couples, dishonesty, government agency, state affairs, christmas, teenager, strong female character, spy, police, motorcycle, family relations, secret, virgin ...
Time: 80s, 60s, year 1961, 1960s
Place: england, scotland yard, europe, london, britain, united kingdom

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Most similar movies to Pack of Lies

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, tense and psychological films with plots about betrayal, dishonesty, espionage, politics, state affairs, friends and undercover mostly in Drama, Thriller and Biography genres. Some movies like Pack of Lies: The Little Drummer Girl (1984), Legacy (2013), True Colors (1991), Daniel (1983), Topaz (1969). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Master Spy: The Robert Hanssen Story (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 200 min.
Story: Drama. TV Movie.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, contemplative
Plot: espionage, secret agents, rise and fall, undercover, government agency, betrayal, politics, dishonesty, cold war, fbi, spy, double agent ...
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: washington d.c.
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95%
The Little Drummer Girl (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: An American Actress with a penchant for lying is forceably recruited by Mosad, the Israeli intelligence agency to trap a Palestinian bomber, by pretending to be the girlfriend of his dead brother.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, tense, serious, political thriller
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, terrorism, mossad, political intrigue, state affairs, intrigue, undercover, secret agents, double agent, mistaken identity, politics, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: middle east, israel, england, germany, europe ...
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82%
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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, ussr, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.3
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True Colors (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Two law school friends find themselves at odds when one becomes a Justice Department lawyer and the other goes into politics.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, talky, intense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: politics, political corruption, legal action, college, friendship, betrayal, manipulation, society, political intrigue, campaign, dishonesty, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c., virginia, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 6.6
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Daniel (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The fictionalized story of Daniel, the son of Paul and Rochelle Isaacson, who were executed as Soviet spies in the 1950s. As a graduate student in New York in the 1960s, Daniel is involved in the antiwar protest movement and contrasts his ...
Style: realistic, psychological, serious, sincere, contemplative
Plot: espionage, injustice, uncover truth, racism, betrayal, politics, undercover, state affairs, vietnam war, false accusation, dishonesty, legal ...
Time: 50s, 60s
Place: usa, new york, asia, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 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, year 1962
Place: cuba, paris france, new york, copenhagen, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Family of Spies (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 175 min.
TV show
Story: Fact based story of John A. Walker, Jr., a Navy Chief Warrant Officer with access to top secret cryptographic communications. As a result of mounting debts, he sold secrets to the Soviets in 1967, a practice that he continued thereafter. He further ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: betrayal, espionage, secret agents, undercover, dishonesty, politics, heroes, buddies, special agents, government agency, state affairs, head of state ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: russia, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Video Voyeur: The Susan Wilson Story (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A Louisiana woman discovers that a trusted neighbor has installed video surveillance equipment in her home to spy on her family. As a result, the real-life Wilson lobbied for a 1999 state law passed in nine other states since making video voyeurism ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: espionage, mysterious character, obsession, family problems, dishonesty, society, surveillance, legislation, legal action, politics, trust, neighbor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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@urFRENZ (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When depressed and withdrawn Catharine meets a secretive boy online, she begins to come out of her shell. But is he a suitor or a stalker, a friend or foe? The mystery of his existence fuels obsession, denial and deceit, sending her to the point of ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, disturbing, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: prank, teenage life, family relations, cyberspace, youth, best friends, parents and children, high school life, computers and web, false identity, mother daughter relationship, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, serious, tense ...
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 ⇓
56%
 6.6
 524
Shores of Hope (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In this vivid historical drama set in 1980s East Germany, two dockworkers and best friends who dream of escaping the repressive regime are forced to choose their loyalties when the state police promise them safe passage out of the country — if ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating, tense
Plot: friendship, relationship vs career, ambition, moral dilemma, investigation, crimes, betrayal, dishonesty, snitch, love, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, interracial romance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: germany, german democratic republic, east germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.2
 114
I, the Other (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Not available
Style: psychological, serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, terrorism, rivalry, dishonesty, buddies, mind game, betrayal, partners, confined, disorder, human nature, isolation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, sicily
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Politician's Husband (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: Aiden Hoynes is a senior cabinet minister who has always put his career before family, with the support of Freya, his devoted wife and mother to their two young children. But when Freya's own political career takes off and threatens to ...
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, tense, psychological ...
Plot: politics, betrayal, relationship vs career, political intrigue, ambition, family, blind ambition, state affairs, couples, husband wife relationship, career woman, politician ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 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, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 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: 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: france, ussr, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.6
 1K
Night Flight (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Three teenage boys who were once close friends grow apart when they reach high school: Yong-ju lives hiding his true gender identity, Gi-woong becomes the leader of the school gang, and Gi-taek an obsessive manga fan. Tired of the constant malicious ...
Style: touching, psychological, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: gay interest, gay, friendship, manipulation, teenage life, betrayal, youth, dishonesty, rivalry, disorder, lgbt, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.1
 2K
Betrayal (1983)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Pinter's semi-autobiographical play examining the surprise attraction, shy first steps, gradual flowering, and treasonous deception of a woman's extramarital affair with her husband's best friend; the entire story is told from the ...
Style: psychological, realistic, talky, tense, captivating ...
Plot: love triangle, unfulfillment, infidelity, betrayal, dishonesty, adultery, friends, crimes, autobiography, rivalry, dangerous attraction, couple relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.2
 581
Steaming (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Steaming is the final film directed by Joseph Losey. It was adapted from Nell Dunn's play by Patricia Losey and Nell Dunn. It is about three women who meet regularly in a steam room and decide to fight its closure.
Style: talky, sexy, serious, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: friends, couples, family relations, strong female presence, nudity (full frontal - brief), parents and children, singleness, friendship, feminism, gender, best friends, single parent ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Othello (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: With freshly rechristened characters and brand-new dialogue, this British TV production of Othello is a "rethinking" of Shakespeare's play, albeit still retaining the original's power and potency. The story is set in the London ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, tense ...
Plot: interracial relations, tragic love, vengeance, downfall, power relations, murder, couple relations, betrayal, life is a bitch, infidelity, racism, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Another Woman's Husband (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When Laurel signs up for swimming lessons, she becomes best friends with her teacher Susan - until they realize Laurel’s boyfriend and Susan’s husband are the same man.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, gloomy, contemplative
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love triangle, friendship, family problems, couples, family relations, haunted by the past, fall in love, infidelity, betrayal, love and romance, double life, female bonding ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, talky, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: espionage, spy, working undercover, vengeance, courtroom drama, friendship, political corruption, political conspiracy, mole, graphic violence, betrayal, dishonesty ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: england, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Hysterical Blindness (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Set in the 1980's, Debby Miller (Uma Thurman) goes out in New Jersey looking for a man after she is diagnosed with "hysterical blindness".
Style: psychological, serious, touching, emotional, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: friendship, working class, couple relations, looking for love, single parent, love and romance, family relations, parents and children, unfulfillment, getting home, best friends, lifestyle ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Pascali's Island (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: 1908: Pascali, a spy for the Sultan, sends reports to Istanbul that nobody reads. His suspicions are roused when a British archaeologist appears, who may not be quite what he seems.
Style: tense, serious, realistic
Plot: island, couples, battles, conspiracy, heroic mission, dangerous attraction, love triangle, heist, political corruption, espionage, dishonesty, secret agents ...
Time: 20th century, pre world war one
Place: turkey, ottoman empire
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Cymbeline (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: War erupts between dirty cops and outlaw bikers as a drug kingpin (Ed Harris) tries to protect his empire.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, clever, tense ...
Plot: gang, infidelity, family relations, uninhibited rivalry, master criminal, law enforcement, police corruption, betrayal, rivalry, crimes, parents and children, intrigue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Chinese Coffee (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When Harry Levine, an aging, unsuccessful Greenwich Village writer is fired from his job as restaurant doorman, he calls on friend and mentor Jake, ostensibly to collect a long-standing debt. Harry solicits his opinion on his latest manuscript, a ...
Style: psychological, serious, talky, clever, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, poet, photographer, introspection, writer's life, lifestyle, prodigy, human nature, unsuccessful, crumbling marriage, betrayal, up and down relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: manhattan new york city, new york, greenwich village manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Look Back in Anger (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Look Back in Anger is a love triangle involving the brilliant-but-disaffected young Jimmy Porter (Branagh), his upper-middle-class, impassive wife Alison Porter (Thompson), and her aristocratic best friend Helena Charles (Redmond). Cliff (Horan), an ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: working class, social misfits, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, unsupportive spouse, crumbling marriage, betrayal, society, family relations, family problems, dull life, realism ...
Time: 80s, 50s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Luis Molina and Valentin Arregui are cell mates in a South American prison. Luis, a homosexual, is found guilty of immoral behaviour and Valentin is a political prisoner. To escape reality Luis invents romantic movies, while Valentin tries to keep ...
Style: psychological, sincere, captivating, touching, talky ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, prison, politics, prison sex, friendship, torture, betrayal, introspection, dishonesty, buddies, confined, prison life ...
Time: 80s, 1930s
Place: latin america, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The House on Garibaldi Street (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When Israeli officials learn than Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann may be living in Argentina, they send a team of secret agents to apprehend him.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: kidnapping, mossad, vengeance, heroic mission, haunted by the past, politics, government agency, heroes, rivalry, dishonesty, undercover, secret agents ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: latin america, argentina, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.5
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Poison Friends (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A group of college students are duped by a charming pathological liar.
Style: talky, cynical, thought provoking, realistic, serious ...
Plot: friendship, friends, power relations, college life, youth, student life, college, teachers and students, betrayal, student, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, mishap ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 412
Into Thin Air (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Ellen Burstyn stars as Joan Walker, a mother whose college student son vanishes while traveling from Canada to Colorado. When police fail to investigate, Walker takes matters into her own hands. She and her ex-husband begin a search, but when their ...
Style: mind bending, realistic, serious, bleak, emotional ...
Plot: missing person, school, siblings relations, kidnapping, teenage life, college, family relations, investigation, crimes, private detective, missing son, grief ...
Time: 80s
Place: maine, usa, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%