Movies like The Brain-Stealers

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The Brain-Stealers (1968)
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The Brain-Stealers (1968)
Original name: Die hai hua
Genre: Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A mad scientist wants to get his hands on a certain growth-accelerating serum developed by Hong Kong scientist Dr. Li Zong-Hua (Goo Man-Chung) so that he can create an army of supermen and conquer the world.
Plot: spy, mad scientist, brainwashing, eye patch, secret formula

Most similar movies to The Brain-Stealers

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious and bleak films with plots about spy, espionage, secret agent, brainwashing, murder, cold war and erotica mostly in Thriller, Action and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like The Brain-Stealers: The Mind Benders (1963), A Man Called Dagger (1968), Cover Girl Models (1975), The Click (1985), City of Spies (2018). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Mind Benders (1963)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A British scientist is discovered to have been passing information to the Communists, then kills himself. Another scientist decides that they might have brainwashed him by a sensory deprivation technique, but he doesn’t know if someone really can ...
Plot: experiment, psychology, brainwashing, spy
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
A Man Called Dagger (1968)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An agent finds himself pitted against a former Nazi who has a plan to become ruler of the world through mind control.
Plot: spy, mad scientist, james bond spoof, special agent, mind control, world domination, nazi, villain, espionage, secret agent
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
Cover Girl Models (1975)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Philippines, USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: A fashion photography assignment teams three American models and inadvertently pitches them into the mystery and danger of international espionage, when an invaluable roll of microfilm secreted into one of the girls' fashion gowns, draws them ...
Plot: spy, fashion model, modeling, erotica, exploitation, female nudity, bar, chase, sex scene, breasts
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 4.4
 237
The Click (1985)
Genre: Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A man, Dr. Fez, is blackmailed into taking a fall for his boss. However, with a cruel invention that he created, Dr. Fez has plans of his own to seek revenge against his blackmailer.
Plot: mad scientist, mind control, female nudity, sex, sexploitation, erotica
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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City of Spies (2018)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Austria
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Kindra, an attractive 21 year old politics student in Vienna, has taken on the spying activities of her parents who have disappeared. Kindra steals UN secrets and sells them anonymously over the internet. Her buyer, Hal, is suspicious that his usual ...
Plot: spy
Place: vienna
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Two Female Spies with Flowered Panties (1980)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Spain, Portugal
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Two pretty chorus girls, Cecile and Brigitte, who have been sentenced to prison terms, agree to undertake risky undercover work for Senator Conolly in exchange for their freedom. Investigating the disappearance of well-known personalities, as well ...
Plot: sex trade, spy, female nudity, erotica, female protagonist, kidnapping, nightclub, female spy, stripper, human trafficking
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Target for Killing (1966)
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama
Country: Italy, Austria, West Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A secret agent is charged with preventing a crime syndicate's plot to assassinate a young heiress.
Plot: spy, brainwashing, hypnosis, machine gun, torture, crime boss, poison, police inspector, flight attendant, kidnapping, murder, airport ...
Time: 1960s
Place: slovenia, montenegro, former yugoslavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.3
 170
Hammerhead (1968)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An American agent has tracked down the stronghold of an evil criminal mastermind, determined to take over the world (what, another one ?).
Plot: spy, murder, helicopter, espionage, james bond spoof
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Singapore, Singapore (1967)
Genre: Comedy, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Singapore, Singapore
Plot: u.s. marine corps, brainwashing, british secret service, tied to a table, mad scientist, beach, cia, captain
Place: singapore
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.5
 1K
Traitors (2019)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: 1945 London. Feef is seduced by a rogue American spy into spying on her own country. Her task? To uncover a Russian agent in the heart of the British Government.
Plot: spy, cold war, world war two, civil servant, female boss, lover, member of parliament, cia agent
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 4.9
 34
Embassy (1985)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: US ambassador in Rome must protect US interests and secrets from mob, spies and curious girlfriends who may be more than what they seem.
Plot: spy, embassy, diplomat, espionage, murder
Place: rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Dick Smart 2007 (1967)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Lady Lorraine Lister, a financer of expensive experiments, has discovered a way to obtain pure diamonds by the means of a radiation device. She hires five renowned scientists to participate in additional experiments regarding this new contrivance. ...
Plot: james bond spoof, spy, eurospy, evil man
Place: rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.8
 67
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, espionage, assassination, mission, army, police, brutality, politics, gun, spy, mass murder, diplomat
Place: latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Moon Over Hong Kong (2008)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Jake, a disenfranchised special forces agent "in retirement" has been summoned up by the secret service to find and kill an enemy agent named the Black Dahlia.
Plot: doctor, black, gay sex, injection, syringe, anal sex, male nudity, military, spy, erection, espionage, gay lead character ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.9
 238
To Skin a Spy (1966)
Genre: Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A spy story set in Vienna...
Style: microfilm
Plot: secret agent, stabbed in the back, suicide, strangulation, fake death, concert hall, espionage, hit by a car, cold war, spy, limp, faking own death ...
Time: 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: clever, suspenseful, realistic, cynical, serious ...
Plot: espionage, cold war, spy, double agent, undercover, political intrigue, investigation, dishonesty, rivalry, treason, working undercover, chases and races ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: england, albania, london, europe, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.0
 3K
Rebirth (2016)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A man's life is turned inside out after a visit from his college friend leads him into the unexpected.
Style: surprise ending, bleak, melancholic, psychological
Plot: brainwashing, manipulation, mind game, cult, group therapy, blackmail, violence, brutality, mind control, seduction, confusion, fear ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
A Man Could Get Killed (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An American businessman visiting Lisbon gets mistaken for a British secret agent who stole some diamonds. As a result, he has everybody in Lisbon after him.
Plot: spy, smuggling, espionage, car chase, cold war, car bomb, yacht, police, assassination attempt, passport, impostor, explosion ...
Place: portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Funeral in Berlin (1966)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Colonel Stok, a Soviet intelligence officer responsible for security at the Berlin Wall, appears to want to defect but the evidence is contradictory. Stok wants the British to handle his defection and asks for one of their agents, Harry Palmer, to ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, cerebral, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cold war, espionage, spy, berlin wall, chase, betrayal, manhunt, state affairs, crimes, secret agents, working undercover, special agents ...
Time: 40s, 20th century
Place: east germany, germany, europe, england, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Agente Logan - missione Ypotron (1966)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Italy, Spain, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Agent Lemmy Logan is investigating the case of a missing NASA scientist and discovers that an ex nazi is developing a new super weapon.
Plot: james bond spoof, espionage, spy, eurospy, spy hero, secret agent
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.4
 833
The Serpent (1973)
Genre: 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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, psychological
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, double agent, spy, manhunt, rivalry, government agency, dishonesty, political intrigue, kgb, undercover, mind game, danger ...
Time: 70s
Place: france, russia, europe, germany, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.4
 104
Evil Senses (1986)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A contract killer named Manuel who happens to be in possession of some documents that incriminate some people high up within a secret organisation. Naturally, this organisation doesn't want this sort of thing becoming public knowledge so they ...
Style: surprise ending
Plot: prostitute, assassin, erotic thriller, spy, shot in the chest, gun, female full frontal nudity, violence, love, female masturbation, seduction, sex ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Secret Agent Super Dragon (1966)
Genre: Thriller, Mystery
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A series of murders in Michigan lead an American secret agent to Amsterdam, where he uncovers a plot to imperil the world with a potent new drug.
Plot: spy, cia, eurospy, mask, swimming pool, ladies man, coffin, james bond spoof, presumed dead, windmill, auction, chewing gum ...
Place: netherlands, germany, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 6.3
 2K
Kept Woman (2015)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Jessica and her fiancé Evan just moved from the city into their dream home on a quiet suburban street. Soon after, Jessica catches her seemingly friendly new neighbor, Simon, in a strange lie and can't let her suspicions rest. The danger ...
Plot: wine, brainwashing, dress, man with glasses, deception, neighbor, basement, female protagonist, student, professor, screaming, abduction ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: realistic, stylized, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, prison, double agent, espionage, spy, betrayal, danger, race against time, heist, adventure, state affairs, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: ireland, england, europe, london, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Special Mission Lady Chaplin (1966)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: Italy, France, Spain
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Lady Chaplin is a beautiful woman, she is a fashion stylist and she owns an atelier in Paris. Zoltan is a rich American specialized in submarine researches. Dick Malloy is an American secret agent. What have the three in common? Perhaps a sunk ...
Plot: spy, secret agent, energy
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.8
 247
Project Ghazi (2017)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Pakistan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Pakistan’s first superhero film Project Ghazi project has been a hot topic in the entertainment industry of Pakistan ever since the project was announced last year. Humayun Saeed, Shehryar Munawar and Syra Shahroz will be seen in lead roles.
Plot: thrill ride, spy, superhero, pakistani
Place: pakistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Panic in the City (1968)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An American agent is assigned to track down a renegade Soviet spy who is building an atomic device in Los Angeles and plans to destroy the city with it.
Plot: spy, radiation, hospital, espionage, suicide mission, bomb, russian, radiation poisoning, atomic bomb, panic, police officer, stock footage ...
Time: 1960s
Place: los angeles, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.8
 72
E.S.P./Spy (1974)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The film deals with the recruitment of race car driver Jiro Miki (Masao Kusakari) and his dog, Caesar, to a group of people who use ESP, psychokinesis, and other special mental abilities to fight crime.
Plot: spy, psychic power, telepathy, intrigue, false accusation, eurospy, extrasensory perception, paranormal, telekinesis
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 4.4
 114
Notorious (1992)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After Alicia Velorus' father is convicted as a communist spy, CIA asks her to prove her loyalty by getting close to her father's friend, who's a suspected arms dealer. In the meantime she and her CIA contact Devlin fall in love.
Style: ambiguous ending
Plot: cia, love, arms dealer, spy, infidelity, sacrifice, poison, vine, damsel in distress, tape recorder, seduction
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%