Movies like The Man with Thousand Faces

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The Man with Thousand Faces (2016)
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The Man with Thousand Faces (2016)
Original name: El hombre de las mil caras
Genre: Biography, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A tale of cheats and impostors, taking its inspiration from true facts and from one of the most intriguing characters of recent decades: the spy Francisco Paesa.
Style: based on true events
Plot: corruption, eta, espionage, terrorism, prison, airplane, thief, terrorist, spy, pregnancy, money, lawyer, pilot, politics, gun, restaurant, birthday, divorce, wine, marriage, airport, greed, bank, government, drunk ...
Time: 1990s, year 1986, year 1998, year 1994, year 1995, year 2004
Place: spain, france, thailand, paris france, geneva switzerland, basque country

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and tense films with plots about murder, politics, terrorism, father son relationship, corruption, mother son relationship and photograph mostly in Thriller, Drama and Biography genres. Some movies like The Man with Thousand Faces: Wolf (2004), Snowden (2016), Far from the Sea (2015), No Rest for the Wicked (2011), The Insider (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Wolf (2004)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Based on a true story. In the 70s, during the last stages of Franco's dictatorship, Txema, a basque construction worker, is arrested because of his connection to some terrorists who have just committed a murder. The secret service see in him an ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, eta, wrongfully committed, life is a bitch, working undercover, chases and races, espionage, danger, chase, life turned upside down, state affairs, political conspiracy ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: spain, europe
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95%
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Snowden (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Germany, USA, UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: CIA employee Edward Snowden leaks thousands of classified documents to the press.
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: journalism, whistleblower, espionage, fighting the system, surveillance, idealism, state affairs, against the rules, uncover truth, government agency, media, moral dilemma ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012, year 2006, year 2004 ...
Place: usa, russia, maryland, geneva switzerland, latin america ...
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Far from the Sea (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A love story between a terrorist and his victim.
Plot: terrorism, romance, victim, eta, skinny dipping, cheating wife, shooting, friendship, doctor, marriage, execution, assassination ...
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61%
No Rest for the Wicked (2011)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Madrid, the beginning of the century. One day, the police inspector Santos Trinidad coming home very drunk, is involved in a triple murder. But there is a witness who managed to escape and that could incriminate him. Santos undertakes an ...
Style: rough, mind bending, realistic, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, crimes, chases and races, law enforcement, deadly, dishonesty, danger, prostitute, crime, terrorism, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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The Insider (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 157 min.
Story: Tells the true story of a 60 Minutes television series exposé of the tobacco industry, as seen through the eyes of a real tobacco executive, Jeffrey Wigand
Style: disturbing, tense, suspenseful, realistic, talky ...
Plot: journalism, reporter, whistleblower, corruption, paranoia, fear, cover up, journalist, ethics, media, lawsuit, public health ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: washington d.c., south carolina, iran, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Ogro (1979)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 115 min.
Story: At the close of 1973, Franco is still governing Spain with an iron hand. Opposition parties are forbidden; labor movements are repressed; and Basque nationalists are mercilessly hunted. The caudillo is aging, though, and the future of the régime is ...
Style: based on true events
Plot: terrorism, eta, terrorist bombing, terrorist attack, terrorist group, murder, fascism, shot to death, bomb, terrorist, revolution, explosion ...
Time: year 1978, year 1973
Place: basque country, spain, madrid
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43%
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The Distance (2006)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Daniel, a young boxer on the point of winning the title several times, is beaten yet again and commits a robbery that lands him in jail. Guillermo, a self-destructive policeman tormented by his latent homosexuality, blackmails Daniel into committing ...
Style: sexual, rough, psychological, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, prostitute, crimes, power relations, hopes, athlete's life, destructive relationship, ambition, rivalry, redemption, couples, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.2
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Son of Cain (2013)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Nico Albert is a very peculiar character teenager, with exceptional intelligence and a single obsession: chess. His parents, concerned about the anomalous attitude of his son, child psychologist hired Julio Beltran. Through therapy and common hobby ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, psychological, realistic, tense
Plot: mentally unstable, mind game, teenage life, dishonesty, parents and children, family in crisis, manipulations, youth, family problems, family relations, deception, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Cavite (2005)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Philippines, USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Adam, a security guard, travels from California to the Philippines, his native land, for his father's funeral. He arrives in Manila. As he waits, a phone rings in his backpack; he answers it, and a male voice tells him that his mother and ...
Style: tense, realistic, psychological, rough, serious ...
Plot: terrorism, bus, airport, bank, politics, danger, homecoming, heroes, deadly, leadership, crimes, confined ...
Time: contemporary
Place: the philippines, asia, manila philippines, san diego california, mcdonald's restaurant
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40%
Secrets of State (2008)
Genre: Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In France, terrorist groups and intelligence agencies battle in a merciless war everyday, in the name of radically opposed ideologies. Yet, terrorist and secret agents lead almost the same lives. Condemned to secrecy, these masters of manipulation ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: terrorist, terrorism, recruit, intelligence agency, politics, chess, one man army, espionage, danger, race against time, religions or cults, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Fair Game (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Wife and mother Valerie Plame (Naomi Watts) has a double life as a CIA operative, hiding her vocation from family and friends. Her husband, Joseph Wilson (Sean Penn), writes a controversial article in The New York Times, refuting stories about the ...
Style: realistic, thought provoking, suspenseful, serious, factual ...
Plot: cia, political conspiracy, newspaper, state affairs, crumbling marriage, relationship vs career, price of justice, fighting the system, journalism, secret agents, family in crisis, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1993, year 1985, year 1972 ...
Place: usa, iraq, africa, canada, afghanistan ...
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The Realm (2018)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Manuel is a crooked politician who enjoys the lifestyle that kickbacks afford. He eats at fancy restaurants, parties with his friends on yachts, and provides a very luxurious lifestyle for his family. Manuel brazenly bribes, extorts, and pays off ...
Plot: treason, corruption, politician, fight, president, cancer, bar, money, beer, evidence, ship, suit ...
Place: spain, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Nobody's Life (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 103 min.
Story: It all began with a little white lie.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, sexual, psychological
Plot: bank, infidelity, dishonesty, couples, family life, unfulfillment, crimes, love and romance, cons and scams, college, family relations, terminal illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Gun City (2018)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Barcelona, ​​Spain, 1921. A tough cop from Madrid arrives in the city to locate, under the suspicious scrutiny of corrupt local police officers, a significant amount of military weaponry stolen from a train, allegedly by revolutionary anarchists.
Plot: anarchism, cabaret, mob, police corruption, train robbery, cornfield, homosexuality, riot, revolt, baron, car chase, pregnant ...
Time: 1920s
Place: barcelona spain, spain, barcelona
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Dream Kiss (1992)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The gorgeous Margot supports her aged father by seducing men on trains, slipping them a Mickey Finn (a beso de sueño) and robbing them. One night her victim is a currency smuggler taking 100 million pesetas out of Spain. He's being watched by ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, sexy
Plot: thief, jewelry, train, sex, seduction, danger, femme fatale, love and romance, crime, chases and races, crimes, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Uppdraget (1977)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Common political thriller. Swedish representative is sent to an imaginary country in South America where a revolution is erupting. His assignment: to organize and mediate a conference between the government and the revolutionaries. Reading it ...
Plot: oppression, mass murder, diplomat, army, mission, police, politics, brutality, gun, assassination, espionage, spy
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Veronica Guerin (2003)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In this true story, Veronica Guerin is an investigative reporter for an Irish newspaper. As the drug trade begins to bleed into the mainstream, Guerin decides to take on and expose those responsible. Beginning at the bottom with addicts, Guerin then ...
Style: realistic, rough, thought provoking, tense, emotional ...
Plot: journalism, murder, investigation, drug lord, drug dealing, police, gangsters, uncover truth, crimes, tragic hero, life is a bitch, price of justice ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe, new jersey, england, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Goya in Bordeaux (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Spain, Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Francisco Goya (1746-1828), deaf and ill, lives the last years of his life in voluntary exile in Bordeaux, a Liberal protesting the oppressive rule of Ferdinand VII. He's living with his much younger wife Leocadia and their daughter Rosario. He ...
Style: surreal, serious, atmospheric, realistic, colourful ...
Plot: artist, art, politics, aging, passion, duchess, exile, aristocrat, tyranny, sex, couple relations, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s, 1800s
Place: spain, europe, france
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34%
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The Fifth Estate (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, India, Belgium
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A look at the relationship between WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and his early supporter and eventual colleague Daniel Domscheit-Berg, and how the website's growth and influence led to an irreparable rift between the two friends.
Style: tense, realistic, thought provoking, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: computers and web, journalism, politics, whistleblower, uncover truth, internet, against the rules, rebelliousness, war crime, fighting the system, life is a bitch, journalist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2010, year 2007, 2000s ...
Place: europe, norway, iraq, iceland, netherlands ...
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34%
Numbered Days (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Antonio, a gunman of the terrorist group ETA, days before making an attack, he meets Charo, a junkie of eighteen years, despite the sordid environment in which they grew up, still has the naivety. He has dedicated his life to a cause they do not ...
Style: serious, tense, realistic, sexual
Plot: terrorism, prostitution, prostitute, drug dealing, danger, crimes, love and romance, fall in love, deadly, couples, change of heart, introspection ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: madrid, spain, europe
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32%
Stealing Sinatra (2003)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In need of a grubstake, a young man convinces a couple of friends to help him kidnap Frank Sinatra Jr. It's a true story
Style: dark humor, realistic, humorous, semi serious
Plot: kidnapping, unlikely criminals, nothing goes right, celebrity culture, confined, artists and showbiz, crimes, hostages, disorder, crime gone awry, nightclub, running ...
Time: contemporary, 1960s, year 1963
Place: paris france, dallas texas, connecticut
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30%
Operation Skorpion (2004)
Genre: Biography, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Based on a true story, Stephan Wagner's thriller focuses on a man and his fight against the East German secret service. After an escape attempt, Wolfgang Stein is sentenced to ten years in prison, but is finally ransomed by the West German ...
Plot: prison, betrayal, disguise, airport, jail cell, interrogation, bus, holiday, forgery, poison, passport, escape ...
Place: gdr, east germany
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The Invisible Guest (2016)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 106 min.
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Style: surprise ending, psychological, suspense, tricky
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Place: spain, barcelona spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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OP Center (1995)
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Duration: 114 min.
Story: Paul Hood is the newly appointed director of the OP Center, a special agency gathering a wide variety of experts monitoring international crisis. On his first day on the job, nuclear missiles are stolen from the former Soviet Union by terrorists. ...
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Time: 1990s
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30%
Paris Under Watch (2012)
Genre: Thriller
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Duration: 80 min.
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Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
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The Assassination of Richard Nixon (2004)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 95 min.
Story: It’s 1974 and Sam Bicke has lost everything. His wife leaves him with his three kids, his boss fires him, his brother turns away from him, and the bank won’t give him any money to start anew. He tries to find someone to blame for his misfortunes ...
Style: realistic, rough, gloomy, serious, suspenseful ...
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Time: 20th century, 70s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Midnight Express (1978)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Billy Hayes is caught attempting to smuggle drugs out of Turkey. The Turkish courts decide to make an example of him, sentencing him to more than 30 years in prison. Hayes has two opportunities for release: the appeals made by his lawyer, his ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: prison, lawyer, injustice, torture, brutality, escape attempt, sadism, rape, prison life, anger, racial slur, smuggling ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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A Mighty Heart (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Based on Mariane Pearl's account of the terrifying and unforgettable story of her husband, Wall Street Journal reporter Danny Pearl's life and death.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, suspenseful, factual ...
Plot: murder, loss of spouse, investigation, politics, friendship, faith, kidnapping, journalism, execution, muslim, fbi, new love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s, 2000s
Place: pakistan, middle east, manhattan new york city, israel, afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The 15:17 to Paris (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In August 2015, an ISIS terrorist boarded train #9364 from Brussels to Paris. Armed with an AK-47 and enough ammo to kill more than 500 people, the terrorist might have succeeded except for three American friends who refused to give in to fear. One ...
Plot: terrorism, classroom, train, bar, faith, friendship, flashback, blood, firearm, school, military, soldier ...
Time: 2000s, 2010s
Place: france, berlin germany, rome italy, paris france, portugal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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The Body (2012)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A woman’s body disappears mysteriously from the morgue without a trace. Police inspector Jaime Peña investigates the strange occurrence with the help of Álex Ulloa, the widower of the missing woman.
Style: surprise ending, suspenseful, twists and turns, tense, serious ...
Plot: murder, investigation, infidelity, missing person, crimes, morgue, haunted by the past, uncover truth, adultery, love, mystery, mistress ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: barcelona, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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