Movies and TV shows like The Afghan Ghost

If you like "The Afghan Ghost" you are looking for tense and captivating movies or TV shows about / with army, military, betrayal, soldier, father son relationship, female journalist and investigative journalism themes of Action, Crime and Drama genre shot in Russia.
Find your next favorite and similar movies in two steps: 1. Identify all themes of interest from this film (block below). 2. Look for them in the presented list.
The Afghan Ghost (2008)
 5.7
 22
The Afghan Ghost (2008)
Original name: Afganskiy prizrak
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, War
Country: Russia
TV show
Story: Andrei Potyomkin, frontier guard cadet, learns that his MIA father who fought in the Soviet-Afghan war is accused of treason. He is trying to find out the truth about his father's death, and together with a young promising journalist Alyona Nikitina, exposes a criminal group of servicemen who trade missiles to mojaheddin and terrorists. They are not ready to let their profitable business go easily...
Style: tense, captivating
Plot: army, military, betrayal, soldier, father son relationship, female journalist, investigative journalism, war crime, expose, investigative reporter, criminal, suspense, anti war, organized crime, journalism, accusation, uncover truth, soviet army, war in afghanistan, border guard, assassination attempt, russian soldier, flashback, missing person, investigative journalist ...

Most similar movies to The Afghan Ghost

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out captivating, tense, disturbing and suspenseful films and TV series with plots about suspense, criminal, organized crime, investigation, crime boss, uncover truth and soldier mostly in Drama, Crime and Action genres. Some movies like The Afghan Ghost: The Border (2014), Bangkok Breaking (2021), Òlòtūré (2019), Selena's Secret (2018), The Pact (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.6
 3K
The Border (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Poland
Duration: 41 min.
TV show
Story: The series "Wataha" starts from the bombing, which killed one of the officers of border guard units in the Bieszczady Mountains. Only one of them will survive. SG captain Victor Rebrov (Leszek Lichota) as a result of the coup loses not ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, captivating, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: border guard, investigation, border patrol, bombing, traitor, revenge, adaptation, soldier, military, friendship, violence, courage ...
Time: 2010s
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Bangkok Breaking (2021)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Thailand
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The six-episode series is centered around the wild world of Bangkok's road rescue services and Wanchai who is newly arrived in Bangkok and must unravel a city-wide conspiracy alongside a young, upstart journalist.
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, captivating, tense, dark
Plot: conspiracy, investigation, crime investigation, investigative journalism, investigative reporter, suspense, uncover truth, crime solving, female journalist, rescue mission, forensics, evil plot ...
Place: bangkok thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Carl Weber's The Family Business (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: By day, the Duncan's are an upstanding family who run a thriving exotic car dealership in New York. By night, they live a dangerous secret life. When they come under siege the Duncan's will have to stick together or die separately
Style: tense, captivating, disturbing
Plot: organized crime, car, criminal underworld, gang, businessman, wealthy family, criminal syndicate, bandit, criminal, suspense, crime boss, black cast ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.6
 835
Òlòtūré (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Nigeria
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In Lagos, Nigeria, young, naive Nigerian journalist Òlòtūré goes undercover to expose the shady underworld of human trafficking. Unused to this brutal environment, crawling with ruthless traders and pimps, Òlòtūré finds warmth and friendship ...
Style: tense, captivating, disturbing
Plot: journalism, investigative reporter, female journalist, sex trafficking, human trafficking, investigation, fighting crime, investigative journalism, prostitute, private investigation, suspense, prostitution ...
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Movie in collections
Selena's Secret (2018)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: The series explores from a different point of view what happened on the day Selena died and what was behind it--a secret that Yolanda Saldívar kept.
Style: tense, enigmatic, captivating
Plot: secret, murder mystery, who done it, organized crime, uncover truth, suspense, criminal, historical character, puzzle, mysterious villain, murder
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.2
 1K
The Pact (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Poland
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Piotr Grodecki is an investigative journalist uncovering corruption and scandals at the highest levels of government.
Style: captivating, disturbing, tense
Plot: criminal, journalist, investigative journalism, betrayal, cons and scams, investigative reporter, investigation, brother brother relationship, crime solving, suspense, crime investigation, brothers ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Glory of the Special Forces (2022)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: China
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Yan Poyue, a high school student who comes from a family of soldiers. He forgoes the university entrance examinations and joins the armed police force in order to prove his worth to his father.
Style: disturbing, captivating, tense, psychological
Plot: father son relationship, soldier, police, police officer, ambition, wartime life, military, family problems, police station, military officer, coming of age, police department
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Valley of the Wolves (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Turkey
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Kurtlar Vadisi was a Turkish television drama which broadcast mainly on Show TV and then transferred to Kanal D, then atv for its last season. It was mostly about an agent named Polat Alemdar who leaked into the mafia after his plastic surgery. The ...
Style: captivating, tense, brutal
Plot: mafia, spy, mercilessness, police officer killed, crime family, pride and honor, death, gangsters, killings, mob boss, organized crime, suspense ...
Place: istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Movie in collections
 5.6
 203
Fog (2010)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, War
Country: Russia
TV show
Story: Present time. A squad of young soldiers of the Russian army during the march-throw splits from the main group. In order to save time, they decide to cut the path, but get into the strange fog, which transfers them to the past, right into the World ...
Style: tense, captivating
Plot: russian soldier, time travel, world war two, time loop, wartime, sent to the past, war, great patriotic war, soldier, suspense, battles, time jump ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Maltese: The Mafia Detective (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 439 min.
TV show
Story: Inspector Dario Maltese travels from Rome to the city of his birth, Trapani in Sicily, to attend his best friend's wedding. But tragedy strikes and he finds himself pulled into a murder investigation.
Style: suspenseful, tense, captivating, disturbing
Plot: mafia, corruption, war on drugs, fighting crime, investigation, crime investigation, crime solving, organized crime, police investigation, political corruption, suspense, mafioso ...
Place: sicily
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Wild District (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Colombia
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: After surrendering to Bogotá police, an ex-guerrilla avoids prison by working undercover to investigate a ruthless enforcer of government corruption.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, tense, interesting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, government corruption, spy, runaway, haunted by the past, mercenary, suspense, secret mission, special agents, confronting the past, power struggle, betrayal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Dateline: Secrets Uncovered (2017)
Genre: Crime
Country: USA
TV show
Story: For more than 25 years, Dateline has brought viewers investigations into some of biggest mysteries in America. This entry in the franchise takes a second look at some of the most mysterious cases of recent history.
Style: captivating, disturbing, tense
Plot: true crime, crime investigation, investigation, suspense, murder investigation, uncover truth, crime solving, investigative reporter, investigative journalism, crime scene
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.8
 28K
SEAL Team (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: The lives of the elite Navy Seals as they train, plan and execute the most dangerous, high-stakes missions our country can ask.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: swat team, military, terrorism, soldier, u.s. military, team, friendship, investigation, spy, gunfight, psychologist, strategy ...
Time: 2010s, 2020s, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.5
 1K
Trackers (2019)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Africa
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Three story strands are interwoven into a sophisticated action-packed thriller that covers the length and breadth of South Africa, explosively colliding in Cape Town in a violent conspiracy involving organized crime, smuggled diamonds, state ...
Style: disturbing, captivating, tense
Plot: terrorism, spy, smuggler, criminal, organized crime, criminal underworld, drug smuggler, bandit, crime boss, smuggling, breaking the law, suspense
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Penal Battalion (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 550 min.
TV show
Story: The authors of the television series studied archival materials and military chronicles. The last series ends with a demonstration of the list of penalty parts, which from 1942 to 1945 fought on the Soviet fronts.
Style: sentimental, captivating, realistic, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: world war two, great patriotic war, pow, nazi, soviet army, wehrmacht, escape, priest, infantry, russian soldier, death, prisoner ...
Time: 1940s
Place: ussr, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Confidence (2020)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: China
TV show
Story: Ke Ying is a talented economics lecturer who is forced to help psychopath Feng Xiao Sheng gain real power within his corporation. The street smart Xiao Wu is a police informant, and when he discovers Fu’s company is laundering money with foreign ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, captivating, tense
Plot: organized crime, criminal gang, police investigation, suspense, forensics, teamwork, investigation, criminal, mafia, crime boss, fighting crime
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.5
 912
The Veil (2021)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
TV show
Story: Han Ji-hyuk, an NIS agent gone MIA, returns after one year to join a new team as he searches for his lost past.
Style: captivating, tense, disturbing
Plot: betrayal, investigation, espionage, crime solving, secret agents, special agents, government agent, spy, suspense, sleuth, reconnaissance, crime investigation ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.5
 39K
Shooter (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Bob Lee Swagger is an expert marksman living in exile who is coaxed back into action after learning of a plot to kill the president. Based on the best-selling Bob Lee Swagger novel by Stephen Hunter, Point of Impact, and the 2007 Paramount film ...
Style: captivating, tense, exciting, political, interesting
Plot: sniper, military, conspiracy, agent, assassination, soldier, shooter, betrayal, police, fbi, wanted, veteran ...
Place: afghanistan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Movie in collections
 8.2
 993
Sr. Ávila (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A family man experiences the tremendous burden of leading a double life as a professional hitman.
Style: realistic, captivating, exciting, tense, humorous ...
Plot: hitman, organized crime, crime boss, intrigue, suspense, criminal, couple relations, teenage life, nude, danger, deadly
Time: 21st century
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Power Book IV: Force (2022)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 57 min.
TV show
Story: Tommy Egan leaves New York behind and plans to take on Chicago, using his outsider status to break all the local rules and rewrite them on his quest to become the biggest drug dealer in the city.
Style: disturbing, tense, psychological, captivating
Plot: criminal, crime boss, organized crime, warrior, suspense, criminal underworld, male protagonist, life is a bitch, criminal gang, gang, tv show, interracial sex ...
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.1
 928
The Promise (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
TV show
Story: What's the worst that can happen to a police officer? Definitely an unresolved investigation. This is what happens on Boxing Day 1999. Charlotte Meyer, an 11-year-old girl, disappears without a trace. Captain Pierre Castaing, in charge of the ...
Style: tense, disturbing, enigmatic, captivating
Plot: missing person, investigation, cold case, disappearance, police investigation, mysterious disappearance, uncover truth, crime solving, suspense, crime investigation, police officer
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 8.7
 5K
Halka (2019)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 120 min.
TV show
Story: Two different young men coming together from different places stand side by side and fight against a conspiracy. They go after a past that doesn't leave behind. They bring to account of old notebooks, dirty cases, big and small lies. ...
Style: tense, psychological, captivating, serious, cynical ...
Plot: gangsters, killings, organized crime, crime boss, murderer, family relations, power relations, introspection, parents and children, rise to the top, cruelty, ambition ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Inspiring Generation (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, History, Romance
Country: South Korea
TV show
Story: Based in the 1930's of Shanghai, China, this drama is a story about love, friendship, patriotism and desire. Shin Jung Tae (Kim Hyun Joong) is an outrageous and clumsy man, but has an unconditional love for his country and family. He was known ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, tense, captivating
Plot: love, relationships, society, friendship, suspense, organized crime, lifestyle, criminal, japanese occupation of korea, republican era china
Time: 1930s
Place: china, shanghai, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 8.0
 1K
The Paper (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Croatia
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The last independent newsroom in the country is taken over by a construction magnate for the reasons that have nothing to do with love or respect for journalism.
Style: captivating, disturbing, tense
Plot: journalism, infidelity, blackmail, social problems, manipulation, media, media manipulation, suspense, criminal, journalist, crime boss, business tycoon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Children of the Street (2020)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 40 min.
TV show
Story: The Children of the Street tells the story of young people who have to achieve their own justice in a world where law is inadequate. "What is justice?", "How does a teenager survive on the street?" will answer questions like.
Style: tense, bleak, neo noir, captivating
Plot: good versus evil, organized crime, friendship, urban setting, partner, criminal, mafia, teenage love, violence, police, justice, teenage hero ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Military Prosecutor Doberman (2022)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Do Bae-man became military prosecutor only to make more money and be successful. On the other hand, Cha Woo-in, recently joining Bae-man’s team, became one for her revenge. As these two different purposes shows, the two have very different ...
Style: disturbing, captivating, tense
Plot: revenge, soldier, teamwork, military officer, army, sleuth, fighting crime, prosecutor, korean army, coworker, investigation, crime investigation ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 8.2
 6K
D.P. (2021)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: A young private’s assignment to capture army deserters reveals the painful reality endured by each enlistee during his compulsory call of duty.
Style: disturbing, captivating, psychological
Plot: military police, soldier, escape, korean army, deserter, military, army, team, military service, desertion, officer, public service ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.1
 3K
Ganglands (2021)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Mehdi, a qualified robber, and Liana, an apprentice thief, get involved in a turf war between drug dealers, and have to collaborate in order to save their loved ones.
Style: tense, disturbing, captivating
Plot: organized crime, gang, criminal, drug lord, drug dealer, gangsters, gang war, thief, suspense, robbery, criminal gang, partners in crime ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Cross the Yalu River (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
TV show
Story: TV mini-series telling the PRC's official narrative of its involvement in the Korean War (1950-1953). It's one of several films produced in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) (founded in July 1921).
Style: captivating, disturbing, tense
Plot: war, korean war, military life, communism, soldier, military, suspense, fight for supremacy, power struggle, wartime life, wartime, army ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Hidden Assets (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Ireland, Belgium, Canada
TV show
Story: A routine raid led by Emer Berry, a detective in the Irish Criminal Assets Bureau, reveals that a small-time drug dealer has been receiving substantial funding from a seemingly untraceable source – not in cash, but in rough diamonds. When these ...
Style: disturbing, tense, captivating
Plot: organized crime, crime investigation, investigation, female protagonist, private detective, uncover truth, terrorist attack, conspiracy, forensics, terrorist plot, sleuth, suspense ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%