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The Thirty-Nine Steps (1978)
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The Thirty-Nine Steps (1978)
Original name: The Thirty Nine Steps
Genre: Crime, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The year is 1914 and Richard Hannay, Mining Engineer who is visiting Britain for a short time before returning to South Africa, is shocked when one of his neighbours, Colonel Scudder, bursts into his rooms one night and tells him a story that Prussian 'sleeper' agents are planning to pre-start World War I by murdering a visiting foreign minister. However, Scudder is murdered and Hannay is framed for the death by the 'sleepers'. Fleeing to Scotland Hannay attempts to clear his name and to stop the agents with the aid of Alex Mackenzie but not only is he is chased by Chief Supt Lomas for Scudder's death but by the agents who is headed by Appleton who has managed to hide himself in a high-placed position in the British Government...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, psychological, exciting, tense, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: conspiracy, secret agents, assassination attempt, frame up, murder, espionage, danger, uncover truth, crimes, state affairs, chase, gunfight, heroes, spy, deception, manhunt, interrogation, on the run, world war one, chases and races, dishonesty, deadly, strong female presence, undercover, sniper ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 90s, 1910s, pre world war one
Place: scotland, london, big ben london, england, europe, britain

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and exciting films with plots about dishonesty, espionage, murder, spy, conspiracy, chases and races and undercover mostly in Thriller, Crime and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Thirty-Nine Steps: The Day of the Jackal (1973), The Holcroft Covenant (1985), The Ipcress File (1965), Soul Assassin (2001), Billion Dollar Brain (1967). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Day of the Jackal (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, France
Duration: 143 min.
Story: An international assassin known as ‘The Jackal’ is employed by disgruntled French generals to kill President Charles de Gaulle, with a dedicated gendarme on the assassin's trail.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, twists and turns ...
Plot: terrorism, conspiracy, politics, hitman, assassination attempt, sniper rifle, assassination, serial killer, law enforcement, terrorist, police, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1963, 70s
Place: france, paris france, europe, big ben london, london ...
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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
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The Holcroft Covenant (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A man who was a confidant of Adolf Hitler dies and leaves a fortune to make amends for his Nazi past--but his son has to search the world to find it
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, psychological, twist ending ...
Plot: espionage, holocaust, conspiracy, against the odds, haunted by the past, political intrigue, dishonesty, crimes, mind game, family relations, nazi, violence ...
Time: 80s, year 1945, 1940s, future
Place: berlin germany, manhattan new york city, tower bridge london, greenwich village manhattan new york city, geneva switzerland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Ipcress File (1965)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: This espionage thriller represents a landmark in spy movies introducing the sly, dry intelligence agent Harry Palmer. The story, centers on Palmer's investigation into British Intelligence security. He's soon enmeshed in a world of ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, enigmatic, atmospheric ...
Plot: espionage, cold war, spy, political intrigue, double agent, undercover, investigation, dishonesty, rivalry, danger, race against time, politics ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: england, albania, london, europe, scotland yard ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Soul Assassin (2001)
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Action
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Kevin Burke a young executive for a multinational investment bank, is a rising star in the Rotterdam office. Rewarded for his perceptive eye and mastery of foreign languages, Kevin receives the promotion he has been working for - a coveted spot on ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, serious, suspense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: conspiracy, manhunt, undercover, uncover truth, dishonesty, vengeance, workplace intrigue, deadly, betrayal, danger, crimes, investigation ...
Time: future
Place: netherlands, amsterdam
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Billion Dollar Brain (1967)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A former British spy stumbles into in a plot to overthrow Communism with the help of a supercomputer. But who is working for whom?
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, political thriller, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
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Place: england, finland, latvia, texas, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Assignment (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Jack Shaw (DONALD SUTHERLAND) has experienced the terror first-hand. He's a top CIA agent who's tracked international killer-for-hire Carlos "The Jackal" Sanchez for over twenty years and barely survived Carlos' devastating ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, tense, psychological, suspense ...
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44%
The Fourth Protocol (1987)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Plan Aurora, led by Kim Philby is a plan that breaches the top-secret Fourth Protocol and turns the fears that shaped it into a living nightmare. A crack Soviet agent, placed under cover in a quiet English country town, begins to assemble a nuclear ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The MacKintosh Man (1973)
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Country: UK, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A member of British Intelligence assumes a fictitious criminal identity and allows himself to be caught, imprisoned, and freed in order to infiltrate a spy organization and expose a traitor.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, tense, stylized ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Sudden Terror (1970)
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Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
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Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Three Days of the Condor (1975)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A bookish CIA researcher finds all his co-workers dead, and must outwit those responsible until he figures out who he can really trust.
Style: tense, political thriller, atmospheric, exciting, twists and turns ...
Plot: cia, fighting the system, espionage, manhunt, conspiracy, uncover truth, life turned upside down, who to trust, political conspiracy, state affairs, off the grid, on the run ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, middle east, langley virginia, vermont ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
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Country: USA, Germany, France, Spain
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Style: exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, rough ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
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Duration: 104 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Blue Ice (1992)
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Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An ex-British spy (Michael Caine) helps a U.S. diplomat's wife (Sean Young) and blows the lid off a deadly government cover-up.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, neo noir ...
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36%
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Killer Elite (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 116 min.
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Style: exciting, tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
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Arabesque (1966)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Story of international intrigue involving a university professor, an Arab prime minister, a ruthless businessman, a beautiful spy, and hieroglyphics.
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Never Forget (2008)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A man (Phillips) who wakes up with amnesia also finds his supposed friend has accused him of murder.
Style: rough, suspenseful, psychological, mind bending, tense ...
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The Foreigner (2003)
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Country: USA, Poland
Duration: 96 min.
Story: This story is about a freelance agent (Seagal) who is the courier of a package from France to Germany. He soon finds that many people want to get their hands on it.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, stylized
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Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
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Duration: 122 min.
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Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense, surprise ending
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When Eight Bells Toll (1971)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful
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The Fugitive (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Wrongfully accused of murdering his wife, Richard Kimble escapes from the law in an attempt to find her killer and clear his name. Pursuing him is a team of U.S. marshals led by Deputy Samuel Gerard, a determined detective who will not rest until ...
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Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
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Airborne (1998)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
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Hidden Agenda (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
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The Bourne Supremacy (2004)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 108 min.
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