Movies like Night Crossing

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Night Crossing (1982)
 6.5
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Night Crossing (1982)
Genre: Drama, Family, History, Thriller
Country: UK, West Germany, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Two men want to escape from East Germany (under Communist rule) but they will only go if they can take their families with them. Based on a true story.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: adventure, espionage, friendship, heroes, friends, politics, ambition, against the odds, human spirit, fugitives, hopes, political unrest, escapades, daring rescue, family relations, repression, cold war, communism, communist, construction worker, balloon, father son relationship, mother daughter relationship, iron curtain, secret police ...
Time: 70s
Place: east germany, germany, europe, west germany, german democratic republic

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Most similar movies to Night Crossing

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and exciting films with plots about danger, heroes, escapades, adventure, chases and races, state affairs and father son relationship mostly in Drama, Thriller and History genres. Some movies like Night Crossing: Berlin Tunnel 21 (1981), The Tunnel (2001), Balloon (2018), The Littlest Horse Thieves (1976), To Kill a Priest (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: serious, realistic, tense, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: tunnel, escape, ambition, obsessive quest, getting home, daring rescue, adventure, state affairs, hopes, military, soldier, heroes ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, east berlin, east germany
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95%
 7.7
 6K
The Tunnel (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Inspired by true events, Olympic swimmer Harry Melchior defects from East Germany in the 1960s and hatches a daring plot to help his sister and others flee East Berlin through a 145-yard underground tunnel.
Style: suspenseful, tense, captivating, suspense, compassionate ...
Plot: tunnel, politics, betrayal, political unrest, heroes, daring rescue, berlin wall, freedom, wartime, breast feeding, cold war, family relations ...
Time: 60s
Place: germany, berlin germany, east germany, east berlin, west berlin west germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.5
 11K
Balloon (2018)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Germany, France, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Two families attempt a daredevil plan to escape DDR with a homemade hot air balloon, but it crashes just before the border. The Stasi finds traces of this attempt to escape and immediately starts investigations, while the two families are forced to ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, tense, suspense
Plot: balloon, escape plan, stasi, border patrol, berlin wall, husband wife relationship, manhunt, interrogation, secret plan, german history, couples, neighbor ...
Time: year 1979, 20th century, 70s, year 1989
Place: east germany, german democratic republic, east berlin, west germany, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Littlest Horse Thieves (1976)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When the owner of a Yorkshire coal-mine decides to mechanize to increase profits, the mine's pit ponies are scheduled to be destroyed. So, three children plan to steal them to keep them safe. But when they're caught, it's up to the ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, feel good, touching
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: coal mining, pony, animal life, friends, friendship, rebelliousness, child as adult, heroes, escapades, adventure, good versus evil, family ...
Time: 70s, 90s
Place: europe, england, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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To Kill a Priest (1988)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A young priest speaks out against the Communist regime in Poland and is killed for it.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: priest, secret police, clergy, state affairs, human spirit, against the odds, life is a bitch, politics, legal action, injustice, working class, political activist ...
Time: 80s
Place: poland, europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.9
 737
The Climb (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A pair of mismatched rock climbers must learn to work together to conquer one of the world's most treacherous mountains in this adventure tale. After rescuing a wealthy man, solo climbers Michael and Derrick are rewarded with a chance to summit ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspense, christian film
Plot: friendship, adventurer, survival, ambition, human spirit, against the odds, adventure, escapades, underdog, forces of nature, interracial friendship, mountain climbing ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
21 Hours at Munich (1976)
Genre: Drama, History, Sport, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A dramatization of the incident in 1972 when Arab terrorists broke into the Olympic compound in Munich and murdered 11 Israeli athletes.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, hostage, athlete's life, rivalry, media, confined, life is a bitch, state affairs, politics, assassination, crimes, kidnapping ...
Time: 70s, year 1972
Place: europe, germany, munich germany, west germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Judgement in Berlin (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: American judge in Germany must decide if the hijacking of an East German plane into West Berlin was justified.
Style: realistic, serious, suspense, sincere, touching
Plot: terrorism, politics, hijacking, legal action, legal, courtroom drama, crimes, save the day, confined, fighting the system, culture clash, justice ...
Time: 70s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, east germany, west berlin west germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 7.6
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Bridge of Spies (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, India
Duration: 142 min.
Story: During the Cold War, the Soviet Union captures U.S. pilot Francis Gary Powers after shooting down his U-2 spy plane. Sentenced to 10 years in prison, Powers' only hope is New York lawyer James Donovan, recruited by a CIA operative to negotiate ...
Style: realistic, suspense, serious, tricky, intense ...
Plot: espionage, cold war, lawyer, spy, cia, rescue, legal, justice, mission, undercover, secret agents, judge ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1957, year 1960, 50s
Place: ussr, usa, east germany, europe, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Heidi (1968)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, West Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Heidi is an orphaned girl initially raised by her aunt Dete in Maienfeld, Switzerland. In order to get a job in Frankfurt, Dete brings 5-year-old Heidi to her grandfather, who has been at odds with the villagers for years and lives in seclusion on ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious, touching, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: orphan, family relations, mountain, friendship, governess, youth, nanny, adventure, young heroes, family, hopes, escapades ...
Time: 19th century
Place: switzerland, europe, alps, swiss alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Dolphin Tale 2 (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The team of people who saved Winter's life reassemble in the wake of her surrogate mother's passing in order to find her a companion so she can remain at the Clearwater Marine Hospital.
Style: uplifting, sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: dolphins, veterinarian, animal life, rescue, friendship, family, youth, family relations, human spirit, hopes, friends, amusement park ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.9
 2K
Longitude (2000)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 200 min.
Story: Parallel stories: 18th century Harrison builds the marine chronometer for safe navigation at sea; 20th century Gould is obsessed with restoring it.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: inventor, sailboat, british navy, sea, against the odds, military life, adventure, sea disaster, escapades, ocean, father son relationship, obsession ...
Time: 18th century, 1920s, 20th century
Place: england, jamaica
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.3
 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: spy, soviet spy, espionage, double agent, kgb, working undercover, political intrigue, undercover, against the rules, dishonesty, intrigue, government agency ...
Time: 70s
Place: france, russia, europe, munich germany, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.0
 1K
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: iron curtain, kgb, espionage, undercover, assassination, cold war, dishonesty, politics, journalism, government agency, rivalry, race against time ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: germany, east germany, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Operation Thunderbolt (1977)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: Israel
Duration: 124 min.
Story: In July 1976, an Air France flight from Tel-Aviv to Paris via Athens was hijacked and forced to land in Entebbe, Uganda. The Jewish passengers were separated and held hostage in demand to release many terrorists held in Israeli prisons. After much ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, airplane, hijacking, rescue, military, soldier, terrorism, tough heroes, captivity, political unrest, heroes, escapades ...
Time: 70s
Place: israel, paris france, africa, europe, greece ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Captains Courageous (1996)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Harvey Cheyne, Jr., second richest person in the world, orphaned and spoiled rotten, encounters a cigar and the sea on his way to England for boarding school. Seasick, over the rail for real, rescued by Dan Troop of a Gloucester fishing sailboat. ...
Style: serious, realistic
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: sailing, coming of age, sea, fishing, friendship, spoiled brat, teaching the ways of the world, ship, social differences, school, self discovery, catastrophe ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.0
 573
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: realistic, serious, exciting, bleak, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, manhunt, revenge, war hero, assassination attempt, rivalry, politics, heroes, assassination, law enforcement, crimes, fugitives ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: london, ireland, europe, england, belfast
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, disaster, rescue, drowning, u.s. navy, daring rescue, survival, adventure, heroes, save the day, tough heroes, ocean ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 4.4
 2K
Pentathlon (1994)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When East German Eric Brogar (Dolph Lundgren) wins a gold medal in the pentathlon, he escapes to freedom in the west with the help of a beautiful American athlete. But his demanding coach, Heinrich Mueller (David Soul) vows revenge and Eric's ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: olympics, athlete's life, contests and competitions, vengeance, athlete and trainer, crimes, betrayal, rivalry, human spirit, power relations, racism, hostage ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: europe, east germany, germany, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Landslide (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Manhattan fireman Mark Decker visits, for the first time, his Steven in his ex Emma's new apartment in one of her dad Donald Richardson's development estates, at the foot of Diamand-back Mountain. But Don's ambitious executive Stewart ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, save the day, escapades, race against time, adventure, pregnancy, rescue, father son relationship, heroes, catastrophe, disaster, forces of nature ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Red Like the Sky (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A nearly sightless boy is sent to a school for blind children, where he secretly discovers the possibilities of the recorded sound.
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious, touching, fairy tale ...
Plot: blind character, against the odds, human spirit, friendship, fighting the system, ambition, follow your dream, rebellion, disability, rebelliousness, society, youth ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, tuscany
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Hindenburg (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: In this highly speculative historical thriller, Colonel Franz Ritter (George C. Scott), a former hero pilot now working for military intelligence, is assigned to the great Hindenburg airship as its chief of security. As he races against the clock to ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic, surprise ending ...
Plot: disaster, zeppelin, conspiracy, race against time, catastrophe, airplane, adventure, chaos and mayhem, political conspiracy, air disaster, save the day, escapades ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1937, 70s, future
Place: new jersey, germany, usa, europe, frankfurt germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 4.8
 191
Hurricane (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Two hurricane hunters track a huge, violent hurricane that is bearing down on a Gulf Coast town.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, psychotronic
Plot: hurricane, catastrophe, disaster, rescue, adventure, escapades, heroes, forces of nature, boat, natural disaster, party, u.s. navy ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.8
 262
Big Spender (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Orphan Eddie Burton is not bad, but too many screw-ups land him repeatedly in jail, so his 8-year old son Will, simply abandoned by his 'mother', has nobody else then Eddie's granny. When he hears about a program for convicts working ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching
Plot: redemption, rehabilitation, prison, human spirit, against the odds, follow your dream, ambition, parents and children, hopes, life is a bitch, rivalry, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Marianne & Juliane (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Germany, 1968: The priest's daughters Marianna and Juliane both fight for changes in society, like making abortion legal. However their means are totally different: while Juliane's committed as a reporter, her sister joins a terroristic ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, disturbing, feminist film ...
Plot: politics, family relations, terrorism, feminism, years of lead, strong female presence, radical, atrocity, chaos and mayhem, siblings relations, rebelliousness, state affairs ...
Time: 70s
Place: germany, europe, west germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.6
 481
Survive! (1976)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Sixteen plane crash survivors stranded in the Andes turn to cannibalism to stay alive. Based on a true story.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: survival, mountain, disaster, air disaster, escapades, adventure, confined, heroes, catastrophe, wilderness, cannibal, cannibalism ...
Time: 70s
Place: andes mountains
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Shiloh 2: Shiloh Season (1999)
Genre: Drama, Family, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After young Marty Peterson rescued Shiloh from his abusive owner, Judd Travers, he thought his troubles were over. But when Judd starts threatening to take "his" dog back, Marty is afraid of losing the best friend he's ever had. Even ...
Style: semi serious, touching, feel good, humorous
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: rescue, redemption, family relations, dog, against the odds, parents and children, adoption, teaching the ways of the world, alcohol abuse, friendship, family life, family ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 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: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, train, family life, friends, family, on the run, escapades, heroes, adventurer, treasure hunt, adventure, teenager ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: peru
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Escape from East Berlin (1962)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: West Germany, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Director Robert Siodmak's 1962 film, inspired by true events, is about an East Berlin resident who attempts to escape to West Berlin with his family and girlfriend through a secret underground tunnel.
Plot: berlin wall, family relations, cold war, tunnel, cold war era, border guard, escape, anti communist, border crossing, informant, death of friend, death of son ...
Time: 60s
Place: berlin germany, east berlin, west berlin west germany, west germany, german democratic republic ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%