Movies like The Cape Town Affair

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The Cape Town Affair (1967)
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The Cape Town Affair (1967)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: South Africa
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A color remake of the Sam Fuller film, Pickup on South Street.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: secret agents, bus, adventure, espionage, crimes, heroes, racism, on the run, discrimination, intrigue, danger, chases and races, dishonesty, escapades, criminal heroes, rivalry, undercover, neo noir, pickpocket, communist, phone booth, brunette, cigarette smoking, coffin, criminal as protagonist ...
Time: 60s
Place: africa, south africa, cape town south africa

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Most similar movies to The Cape Town Affair

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and exciting films with plots about danger, undercover, chases and races, crimes, dishonesty, espionage and rivalry mostly in Thriller, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like The Cape Town Affair: To Commit a Murder (1967), The Executioner (1970), Tracks of a Killer (1996), Caribe (1987), The Zone (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
To Commit a Murder (1967)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: France, West Germany, Italy
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A writer gets wrapped up in espionage.
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Plot: kidnapping, espionage, spy, danger, state affairs, undercover, chases and races, heroes, crimes, dishonesty, graphic violence, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Executioner (1970)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A British intelligence agent must track down a fellow spy suspected of being a double agent.
Style: rough, suspenseful, talky, exciting, serious ...
Plot: espionage, spy, chases and races, government agency, undercover, dishonesty, state affairs, danger, secret agents, heroes, courtroom drama, vengeance ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: england, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
Tracks of a Killer (1996)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Business mogul David Hawkner and his wife are enjoying a quiet vacation by themselves at their isolated retreat. The serenity is broken when they become the targets of a handsome, crazed killer.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, woman in danger, captivity, uninhibited rivalry, psychopath, rivalry, danger, deadly, chases and races, confined, crimes, rescue ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 3.9
 129
Caribe (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Thriller, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Prepare to get tangled in the jungles of Belize when an arms smuggler loses her partner in a deadly shootout and finds herself on the run in the tropics of Central America. Helen is an amateur, making her money as an illegal arms trader to Central ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: jungle, smuggling, agent, crimes, stalking, special agents, chase, secret agents, rivalry, heroes, chases and races, graphic violence ...
Time: 80s
Place: central america
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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 4.7
 171
The Zone (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Former Gulf War hero Rowdy Welles is framed for murder by unscrupulous CIA boss Dick Althorp. As his price of freedom, Welles is ordered to undertake a deadly mission to destroy a nuclear processing plant in a foreign nation, owned by dangerous ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, race against time, hostages, secret agents, law enforcement, escapades, one man army, crimes, save the day, danger, good versus evil, conspiracy ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
The Quiller Memorandum (1966)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Two British agents are murdered by a mysterious Neonazi organization in West Berlin. The British Secret Service sends agent Quiller to investigate. Soon Quiller is confronted with Neonazi chief "Oktober" and involved in a dangerous game ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, stylized, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, spy, heroes, gang, undercover, rivalry, racism, political intrigue, working undercover, danger, crimes, secret agents ...
Time: 60s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.2
 40
419 (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, South Africa
Duration: 84 min.
Story: When a New York City actor loses everything to an internet scam based in South Africa, his two best friends take him to Cape Town to track down the scammer. With the help of a charismatic local, their search begins promisingly, leading them into ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: cons and scams, dishonesty, crimes, criminal, danger, friend, money, search, scam, hostage, crime, girlfriend
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa, south africa, cape town south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Cat Burglar (1961)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 65 min.
Story: Unwitting pickup artist Jack Coley (Jack Hogan) nabs a briefcase holding a costly scientific formula, turning himself into a moving target for owner Alan Sheridan (John Baer), foreign agents and the fuzz -- all bent on a blistering game of finders, ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cat burglar, burglar, crime gone awry, heroes, espionage, chases and races, heist, concentration camp, deadly, undercover, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 5.0
 180
Maroc 7 (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The lady of a top fashion magazine doubles as a jewel thief and becomes involved in Moroccan intrigue.
Style: stylized, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: intrigue, espionage, spy, mate swapping, safecracker, crime, deadly, law enforcement, criminal's revenge, secret agents, fashion, heist ...
Time: 60s
Place: morocco
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.0
 831
In the Shadows (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When a stunt man dies in Miami, his uncle, a New York mob boss, sends a hit man to tail the stunt coordinator, whom the boss wants dead. The hit man, Eric O'Bryne, gets close to his mark's daughter, and through her he asks her dad to teach ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, crime, undercover, witnessing a crime, crimes, rivalry, crime gone awry, gangsters, criminal heroes, dishonesty, working undercover, danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york, miami, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.1
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Judex (1963)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Georges Franju's Judex is an arch, playful tribute to the serials of the influential silent filmmaker Louis Feuillade. Franju shuffles through the plot of Feuillade's lengthy serial of the same name, about an adventurer named Judex ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: kidnapping, crime, righting the wronged, injustice, escapades, undercover, dishonesty, vengeance, rivalry, fighting crime, crimes, mysterious character ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1910s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.0
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Enigma (1982)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, France
Duration: 122 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: kgb, iron curtain, espionage, undercover, assassination, cold war, politics, danger, dishonesty, journalism, rivalry, government agency ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: germany, east germany, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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The Serpent (1973)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 124 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: psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic, eurospy
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, espionage, double agent, kgb, intrigue, government agency, manhunt, race against time, secret agents, mind game, rivalry, working undercover ...
Time: 70s
Place: france, russia, europe, germany, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 4.4
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Counterstrike (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A Secret Service agent and his brother, a reckless ATF agent, try to stop a group of extreme right-wing U.S. military mercenaries, led by a fanatic Taiwanese vixen, who hijack the Queen Mary 2 ocean liner with the U.S. and Chinese presidents on ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, hostage, rescue, adventure, daring rescue, confined, deadly, danger, save the day, race against time, special agents, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Freefall (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, South Africa
Duration: 96 min.
Story: New York publisher Dex Dellum sends his fiancée and star photographer Katy Mazur to Swaziland to shoot the taita falcon. There she meets 'highman' (altitude stuntman) Grant Orion, who practices skydiving. After an initial clash, they ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting, tense
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Listening (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Estranged by the degree of corporate influence within the largest U.S. listening station in the world, an aging NSA officer defects and mounts a clandestine counter-listening station high in the Italian alps.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, espionage, secret agents, manhunt, on the run, fighting the system, government agency, dishonesty, undercover, danger, rebellion, life turned upside down ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Wilby Conspiracy (1975)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Having spent 10 years in prison for nationalist activities, Shack Twala is finally ordered released by the South African Supreme Court but he finds himself almost immediately on the run after a run-in with the police. Assisted by his lawyer Rina Van ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, racism, on the run, dishonesty, danger, state affairs, betrayal, against the rules, politics, injustice, false accusation, crimes ...
Time: 70s
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.8
 680
The Defector (1966)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Professor Bower, an American physicist, is effectively blackmailed by a shady CIA agent named Adams to help the CIA obtain secret microfilm from a defecting Russian scientist. The reluctant Bower travels to East Germany undercover as an antiques ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, political conspiracy, working undercover, conspiracy, culture clash, political intrigue, kgb, danger, escapades, government agency, military, secret agents ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, germany, west berlin west germany, german democratic republic, east berlin
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Movie in collections
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Pursued (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A fast rising hi-tech executive must protect his career and family from the ruthless tactics of a homicidal corporate headhunter.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mind game, undercover, rivalry, danger, espionage, stalking, prodigy, psychopath, deadly, crimes, false identity, blackmail ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 753
Rogue Male (1976)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Early in 1939 Sir Robert Thorndyke takes aim at Adolf Hitler with a high powered rifle, but the shot misses its mark. Captured and tortured by the Gestapo and left for dead, Sir Robert makes his way back to England where he discovers the Gestapo has ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination, state affairs, society, chases and races, manhunt, escapades, deadly, politics, crimes, dishonesty, hitman, fascism ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: england, europe, germany, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Puerto Vallarta Squeeze (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: An American government hit man on the run makes a pact with two travelers to help him disappear in the Mexican jungle.
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, on the run, adventure, undercover, rivalry, deadly, crimes, danger, vengeance, jungle, chases and races, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Target of Opportunity (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Bulgaria
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Jim Jacobs and Nick Carlton, childhood friends, are CIA operatives on a sting operation in Chechnya. The raid of a rebel militia group goes bad and the entire teams gets wiped out except for Jim and Nick, who manages to save them both. Five years ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, espionage, friendship, rescue, adventure, escapades, dishonesty, political intrigue, crimes, danger, heroic mission, working undercover ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: bulgaria, chechnya, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 4.7
 132
Deadly Intent (1988)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: An archaeologist smuggles a valuable ancient jewel into the US. He is soon murdered by people looking for the jewel, but he had hidden it. The killers, believe that his widow knows where the artifact is hidden, go after her.
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious
Plot: crimes, deadly, adventure, danger, chases and races, escapades, woman in danger, jungle, treasure hunt, graphic violence, car chase, pier ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Movie in collections
 6.5
 1K
Dirty War (2004)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After years of meticulous planning, a terrorist operation is reaching its final stages. The authorities have received no intelligence; they are in a race against time but don't yet know it. As the operation unfolds, we see the working lives of ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: radical, firefighter, terrorism, secret agents, save the day, government agency, crimes, undercover, deadly, special agents, danger, race against time ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.4
 176
The Foreigner (1978)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: A French special op suffers an existential crisis as he wanders New York City in search of a mission and the requisite connections.
Style: atmospheric, stylized, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: secret agents, danger, espionage, undercover, riddles and clues, urban, punk, secret agent, female detective
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The MacKintosh Man (1973)
Genre: Thriller
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, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, espionage, car chase, secret agents, spy, on the run, betrayal, working undercover, undercover, rivalry, danger, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: ireland, russia, london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Invisible Waves (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Thailand, Netherlands
Duration: 115 min.
Story: This atmospheric, violent thriller revolves around a hitman called Kyoji who has just killed his lover, Seiko. She was the wife of Kyoji’s boss, Wiwat, who, when he heard about the affair, hired his rival to murder the unfaithful Seiko. Kyoji ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Plot: betrayal, chases and races, hitman, rivalry, deadly, crimes, single parent, dishonesty, murder, adultery, accidental killing, neo noir ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.2
 177
Midnight Man (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA, Luxembourg, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: British soldiers force a recently captured IRA terrorist to cooperate with them and then assign him to go undercover with a gang of terrorists and prevent them from killing the U.S. President. But the spy isn't in long before he realizes that ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, undercover, terrorism, ira, adventure, crimes, dishonesty, assassination, downfall, state affairs, graphic violence, working undercover ...
Time: 90s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.0
 2K
Safe House (1998)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A psychological thriller; Mace Sowell, an ex-intelligence operative and whose past government activities catches up with him, faces his own mortality, in the shape of the onset of Alzheimer's disease. Holding the electronic key to secret ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, mind bending, exciting, serious ...
Plot: conspiracy, alzheimer's disease, conspiracy theory, special agents, race against time, dishonesty, mystery, danger, undercover, state affairs, political conspiracy, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.2
 73
Green Sails (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When ambitious CCT exec Will Patterson uncovers a corporate conspiracy, his life spirals out of control. With an unlikely ally and beautiful crusader to guide him through his struggle, he travels to the jungles of Indonesia where a tribe--wrongly ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: adventure, heroes, jungle, injustice, danger, escapades, dishonesty, workplace situations, corruption, tribe, strong female character, corporate ...
Time: 90s
Place: indonesia, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%