Movies like The Brain-Stealers

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The Brain-Stealers
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: brainwashing, eye patch, mad scientist, spy, secret formula
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The Kingdom of Diamonds
Comedy, Drama, Thriller
India
118 min.
 8.8
Thunderball
Action, Adventure, Thriller
UK, USA
130 min.
 7.0
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Most similar movies to The Brain-Stealers

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, suspenseful, serious and humorous films with plots about spy, brainwashing, danger, murder, catastrophe, dialogue and mad scientist mostly in Thriller, Action and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Brain-Stealers: Shadow Conspiracy (1997), The Numbers Station (2013), Thunderball (1965), Pink Flamingos (1972), The Mind Benders (1963). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Shadow Conspiracy
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Bobby Bishop (Sheen) is a special assistant to the President of the United States. Accidentally, he meets his friend professor Pochenko on the street. Pochenko has time to tell Bishop about some conspiracy in the White House but then immediately ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, idiotic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination, conspiracy, chase, assassin, betrayal, president, politics, secret service, corruption, government agency, murder, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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System:   95%
    User:   96%
 
The Numbers Station
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, Belgium, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When the moral values of a longtime wetwork black ops agent is tested during his last operation, he receives an unfavorable psych evaluation. Now he is given a break and a seemingly uncomplicated assignment of simply protecting the security of a ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, exciting, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, espionage, assassin, survival, conspiracy, surveillance, cia, secret agents, murder, spy, death, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, new jersey, nevada, usa
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System:   81%
    User:   82%
 
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Thunderball
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A criminal organization has obtained two nuclear bombs and are asking for a 100 million pound ransom in the form of diamonds in seven days or they will use the weapons. The secret service sends James Bond to the Bahamas to once again save the world.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, adventure, secret service, terrorism, 007, assassin, james bond, spy, murder, boat, shark, car chase ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: bahamas, florida, france, paris france
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System:   64%
    User:   60%
 
On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 142 min.
Story: James Bond tracks archnemesis Ernst Blofeld to a mountaintop retreat where he's training an army of beautiful but lethal women. Along the way, Bond falls for Italian contessa Tracy Draco -- and marries her in order to get closer to Blofeld. ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, adventure, secret service, 007, assassin, chase, spy, brainwashing, murder, car chase, skiing, secret agents ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: switzerland, england, alps, portugal, swiss alps ...
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System:   63%
    User:   64%
 
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Pink Flamingos
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Notorious Baltimore criminal and underground figure Divine goes up against Connie & Raymond Marble, a sleazy married couple who make a passionate attempt to humiliate her and seize her tabloid-given title as "The Filthiest Person ...
Style: disturbing, sexual, semi serious, dark humor, humorous ...
Plot: obsession, cult, male nudity, murder, cannibalism, incest, kidnapping, cross dressing, sex, dysfunctional family, camp, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: maryland, usa, california, dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   57%
 
The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Rocky and Bullwinkle have been living off the finances made from the reruns of their cartoon show. Boris and Natasha somehow manage to crossover into reality and team up with Fearless Leader, an evil criminal turned media mogul with some evil plans ...
Style: humorous, road movie, not serious, feel good, offbeat ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, teens
Plot: adventure, family, heroic mission, hollywood, on the road, escapades, talking animals, heroes, imaginary, disorder, adaptation, kids and family ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   49%
 
The Mind Benders
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: psychology, brainwashing, experiment, spy
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   60%
 
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Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning
Genre: Action, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In a world without government, the surviving Unisols maintain order and choose the strongest of their ranks to rule, testing them in life-or-death combat.
Style: serious, rough, bloody, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, vengeance, violence, brutality, chase, revenge, one man army, car chase, strong sexual content, memory loss, murder, gunfight ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   46%
 
A Man Called Dagger
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: james bond spoof, mad scientist, spy, special agent, mind control, world domination, secret agent, villain, espionage, nazi
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   52%
 
Nick Fury: Agent of Shield
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Marvel's hard-boiled hero is brought back to fight the menace of Hydra after exiling himself in the Yukon since the end of the Cold War. The children of the former Hydra head, Baron Von Stucker, have taken charge of the terrorist organization. ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, surprise ending
Plot: superhero, terrorism, danger, escapades, good versus evil, heroes, terrorist, fight, heroic mission, chases and races, rivalry, undercover ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   52%
 
Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Musical, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Perry's worst fear comes true when Phineas and Ferb finds out that he is in fact Secret Agent P, but that soon pales in comparison during a trip to the 2nd dimension where Perry finds out that Dr. Doofenshmirtz is truly evil and successful.
Style: humorous, not serious, exciting, witty, clever ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: mad scientist, family, alternate universe, parallel world, daring rescue, adventure, animals, parallel universe, mentor, escapades, life philosophy, kids and family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   49%
 
In Like Flint
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Flint is again called out of retirement when his old boss finds that he seems to have missed 90 seconds while golfing with the president. Flint finds that the president has been replaced by an actor (Flint's line [with a wistful look] is ...
Style: humorous, witty, exciting, not serious, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: parody, adventure, mad scientist, espionage, spy, brainwashing, good versus evil, island, women, spies, 007, goofy hero ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: tokyo, cuba, moscow russia, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   42%
 
Target for Killing
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: brainwashing, spy, hypnosis, martial art, heiress, mind control, assassination attempt, flight attendant, police inspector, secret agent, tape recorder, inheritance ...
Time: 1960s
Place: montenegro, slovenia, former yugoslavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   50%
 
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Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: After the cataclysmic events in New York with The Avengers, Steve Rogers, aka Captain America is living quietly in Washington, D.C. and trying to adjust to the modern world. But when a S.H.I.E.L.D. colleague comes under attack, Steve becomes ...
Style: exciting, stylized, serious, suspenseful, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, adventure, conspiracy, assassin, espionage, chase, betrayal, surveillance, spy, friendship, soldier, car chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future, 2010s
Place: usa, washington d.c., new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   46%
 
Avengers: Age of Ultron
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers ...
Style: exciting, humorous, stylized, suspenseful, epic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, good versus evil, technology, end of the world, robot, arms dealer, apocalypse, transformation, a.i., comics, fight scenes, mythology ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: usa, oslo norway, eastern europe, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   32%
 
Agent for H.A.R.M.
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The head (Wendell Corey) of the Human Aetiological Relations Machine pits an agent (Mark Richman) against a flesh-to-fungus spore gun.
Style: humorous
Plot: evil alien, adventure, mad scientist, secret agents, parody, heroic mission, escapades, heroes, spy, undercover, espionage, good versus evil ...
Time: 60s
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   30%
 
Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Two young Gatlin residents are orphaned after the younger brother kills their father. The terror of Gatlin goes urban when the two boys are placed in the custody of two foster parents in the city. The younger brother takes some corn seeds along for ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, bloody, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gory, cult, blood, supernatural, vengeance, violence, gore, mischievous children, splatter, demons, death, monster ...
Time: 90s
Place: nebraska, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   38%
 
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Barbarella
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In the far future, a highly sexual woman is tasked with finding and stopping the evil Durand-Durand. Along the way she encounters various unusual people.
Style: futuristic, sexy, surreal, stylized, semi serious ...
Plot: adventure, cult, mad scientist, space travel, sex, sexuality, space opera, distant planet, master villain, camp, pornography, superhero ...
Time: future, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   31%
 
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Miss Sloane
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: An ambitious lobbyist faces off against the powerful gun lobby in an attempt to pass gun control legislation.
Style: suspense, interesting, tense, intense, absurd ...
Plot: politics, lawyer, surveillance, world politics, political, political corruption, corruption, twists & turns, greed, guns, fighting the system, betrayal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   36%
 
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The Siege
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The secret US abduction of a suspected terrorist leads to a wave of terrorist attacks in New York that lead to the declaration of martial law.
Style: bleak, serious, suspense, twists and turns, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, islam, military, politics, torture, cia, racism, fighting the system, fbi, violence, president, surveillance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, middle east, israel, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   35%
 
The Kingdom of Diamonds
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The musician duo of Goopi Gayin and Bagha Bayin make a comeback in this sequel, where they are invited to the court of the Hirak Raja (Diamond King), for their musical skills. They have to perform at the kingdom's Jubilee Celebrations. But ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, biting, offbeat, witty ...
Plot: anti heroes, royal court, save the day, imaginary kingdom, injustice, heroes, society, mad scientist, political unrest, righting the wronged, escapades, state affairs ...
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   37%
 
Funeral in Berlin
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK, USA
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, serious, cerebral, bleak, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, cold war, espionage, chase, betrayal, british, hotel, murder, spies, politics, secret service, brainwashing ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: germany, east germany, europe, russia, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   30%
 
Singapore, Singapore
Genre: Comedy, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Singapore, Singapore
Plot: british secret service, u.s. marine corps, brainwashing, cia, captain, tied to a table, mad scientist, beach
Place: singapore
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System:   32%
    User:   37%
 
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Unthinkable
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A convert to Islam sends the U.S. government a tape showing him in three nondescript storage rooms, each of which may contain a nuclear bomb set to detonate in less than a week. Helen Brody, an FBI agent in L.A., is tasked with finding the bombs ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, psychological, suspense, disturbing ...
Plot: terrorism, violence, torture, fbi, cia, nuclear, manipulation, investigation, islam, world politics, twists & turns, brainwashing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   32%
 
The Secret Agent
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: London of the late 19th century is a haven for political exiles of all sorts - refugees, partisans, anarchists. Verloc has made his living spying for the Russian goverment, an agent provacateur of sorts, while simultaneously providing information to ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: terrorism, politics, spy, betrayal, secret agents, surveillance, espionage, secrets, adaptation, young wife, bomb, spies ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1930s, 1880s
Place: london, england, europe, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   25%
 
 4.1
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Spymate
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Amelia, a young genius and daughter of a top secret agent, unknowingly invents a contraption that makes her the target of an evil scientist.
Style: humorous, not serious
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: secret agents, family, espionage, working undercover, adventure, danger, undercover, disorder, spy, mad scientist, save the world, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   30%
    User:   33%
 
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Blind Target
Genre: Adventure, Thriller, Action
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A popular American novelist, who has written her first non-fiction work about the political infidelities and corruption within the tiny South American country of San Hermoso, returns to that very country as part of a publicity junket prepared by her ...
Plot: assassination plot, martial arts, expose, betrayal, murder, spy, political corruption, lesbian sex, torturer, political intrigue, husband wife reunion, fictitious country ...
Place: latin america
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System:   30%
    User:   28%
 
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The Defector
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 106 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: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: government agency, secret agents, espionage, race against time, working undercover, chases and races, danger, dishonesty, escapades, undercover, culture clash, renegade ...
Time: 60s
Place: europe, germany, german democratic republic
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System:   30%
    User:   25%
 

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Erased
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Belgium, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A former agent of the CIA and his estranged daughter go on the run after his employers target them for assassination.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassin, conspiracy, chase, assassination, cia, kidnapping, father daughter relationship, car chase, hitman, secret agents, single father, espionage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium, usa, new jersey, brussels belgium
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System:   29%
    User:   28%
 
Our Man Flint
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When scientists use eco-terrorism to impose their will on the world by affecting extremes in the weather, Intelligence Chief Cramden calls in top agent Derek Flint.
Style: witty, exciting, semi serious, feel good, humorous ...
Plot: espionage, spy, parody, adventure, chase, mad scientist, brainwashing, utopia, island, secret agents, 007, spies ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: marseille, new york, rome italy, washington d.c.
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System:   28%
    User:   32%
 
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