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, execution ...
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, corruption, dishonesty, assassination and father son relationship 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), Ogro (1979). 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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, eta, politics, betrayal, secret agent, infiltration, chase, on the run, political conspiracy, wrongfully committed, working undercover, life turned upside down ...
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, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: whistleblower, espionage, fighting the system, journalism, surveillance, government agency, against the rules, uncover truth, idealism, political thriller, state affairs, moral dilemma ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2007, year 2006 ...
Place: usa, russia, geneva switzerland, hawaii, hong kong ...
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100%
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, eta, victim, romance, suicide, female nudity, bullet, prison, newspaper, funeral, doctor, father ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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: suspenseful, serious, mind bending, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: police investigation, murder, crimes, deadly, crime, investigation, law enforcement, prostitute, terrorism, chases and races, danger, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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, murder, terrorist group, revolution, terrorist, bomb, fascism, shot to death, explosion ...
Time: year 1978, year 1973
Place: basque country, spain, madrid
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44%
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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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, psychological
Plot: mind game, teenage life, family problems, mentally unstable, manipulations, parents and children, family in crisis, dishonesty, youth, family relations, emotional manipulation, absent father ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: murder, prostitute, redemption, ambition, crimes, hopes, athlete's life, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, destructive relationship, deadly, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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, talky, realistic, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: journalism, whistleblower, reporter, corruption, tobacco, research, interview, paranoia, media, public health, lawsuit, cover up ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: mississippi, south carolina, iran, washington d.c.
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42%
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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: serious, twists and turns, suspenseful, sexy, realistic
Plot: jewelry, thief, sex, seduction, train, cons and scams, crimes, alcoholic, banker, smuggler, corruption, robbery ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, suspense
Plot: terrorist, terrorism, recruit, government agency, one man army, intelligence agency, secret agents, assassination attempt, espionage, political conspiracy, working undercover, workplace intrigue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense ...
Plot: terrorism, airport, bank, bus, hostages, crimes, danger, deadly, leadership, politics, homecoming, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, the philippines, san diego california, manila philippines, mcdonald's restaurant
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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, serious, suspenseful, factual ...
Plot: cia, political conspiracy, newspaper, fighting the system, family in crisis, state affairs, politician, crumbling marriage, journalism, price of justice, dishonesty, relationship vs career ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1993, year 2003, year 1995 ...
Place: usa, iraq, africa, langley virginia, cleveland ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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, politician, corruption, house, cancer, president, beer, bar, money, printer, evidence, suit ...
Place: spain, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, realistic, sexual, tense
Plot: terrorism, prostitution, prostitute, introspection, romance, eta, doubt, drug addict, fall in love, danger, love and romance, drug dealing ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: madrid, spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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: sexual, serious, tense, realistic, psychological
Plot: bank, infidelity, family life, dishonesty, college, couples, family relations, cons and scams, terminal illness, crimes, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, spain
⇓ 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, aging, sex, tyranny, passion, aristocrat, duchess, exile, politics, army, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s, 1800s
Place: spain, europe, france
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33%
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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, train robbery, mob, police corruption, police chief, undercover, baron, assassination, country, revolt, cornfield ...
Time: 1920s
Place: barcelona spain, spain, barcelona
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32%
The Ignorance of Blood (2014)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Javier Falcón, Chief of the Sevilla Homicide Division, must solve two different cases in a short time. In the first case he is personally involved. An old friend of his infiltrated an Islamic terrorist cell and now the group is trying to recruit ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, crimes, crime, danger, law enforcement, kidnapping, police investigation
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain
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31%
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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, internet, uncover truth, against the rules, rebelliousness, war crime, activist, fighting the system, journalist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2011, 2000s, year 2007 ...
Place: europe, afghanistan, iceland, netherlands, cairo egypt ...
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31%
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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: army, brutality, police, gun, politics, mission, assassination, espionage, diplomat, mass murder, oppression, spy
Place: latin america
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31%
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: serious, emotional, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: journalism, murder, investigation, police, drug lord, drug dealing, crime, gangsters, ira, tragic hero, price of justice, uncover truth ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s
Place: ireland, europe, england, new jersey, california
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30%
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OP Center (1995)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
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. ...
Plot: espionage, silencer, race against time, mission, mercenary, surveillance, tracking device, terrorism, computer cracker, cigarette smoking, husband wife relationship, airplane ...
Time: 1990s
Place: washington d.c., istanbul turkey, zurich switzerland, pentagon, ukraine
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29%
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: secret police, german abroad, prison, disguise, airport, passport, attempted murder, uniform, forger, seaside, document, escape ...
Place: gdr, east germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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The Little Drummer Girl (1984)
Genre: Thriller
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, terrorism, secret agents, palestinian, politics, dishonesty, state affairs, undercover, intrigue, leadership, mistaken identity, political intrigue ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe, germany, greece, israel ...
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29%
Paris Under Watch (2012)
Genre: Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: An anonymous hacker has hacked all of Paris' cameras and observes the city unbeknownst to its inhabitants. Petty crimes and moments of stolen intimacy, he sees everything. Until the day that an explosion lays wasted to the Gare ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, webcam, politics, urban, city life, chase, track down, chases and races, danger, deadly, rivalry, security camera ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, paris france
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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, tense, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: murder, missing person, investigation, infidelity, uncover truth, crimes, morgue, haunted by the past, love, revenge, adultery, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: barcelona, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, gloomy, serious, emotional, rough ...
Plot: vietnam war, depression, suicide, obsession, airport, revenge, black panthers, robbery, mental breakdown, hijacking, airplane, divorce ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, realistic, bleak, rough, serious ...
Plot: prison, injustice, lawyer, torture, brutality, prison life, escape, escape attempt, smuggling, muslim, sadism, rape ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Colosio (2012)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Mexico, Spain, France, Colombia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: It's 1994 in Mexico, the nation was witnessing a turbulent year since its beginnings. An indigenous rebellion shakes the country. Three months later, the ruling party's presidential candidate is brutally murdered during a rally in Tijuana. ...
Style: suspense, based on true events
Plot: politics, murder, political candidate, lookalikes
Time: 1990s
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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: captivating, serious, realistic, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: murder, execution, kidnapping, faith, friendship, journalism, politics, investigation, loss of spouse, death, fbi, new love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, 2000s
Place: pakistan, middle east, manhattan new york city, israel, afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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