Movies like The Brain-Stealers

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The Brain-Stealers (1968)
 7.3
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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 psychotronic, serious, realistic and eurospy films with plots about spy, espionage, secret agents, secret agent, brainwashing, james bond spoof and danger mostly in Thriller, Action and Drama genres. Some movies like The Brain-Stealers: The Mind Benders (1963), A Man Called Dagger (1968), Cover Girl Models (1975), City of Spies (2018), The Click (1985). 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 ...
Style: psychotronic
Plot: brainwashing, psychology, experiment, 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.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: spy, james bond spoof, mad scientist, world domination, mind control, villain, secret agent, nazi, espionage, wrestler, special agents, secret agents ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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: modeling, spy, bar, chase, breasts, erotica, nipples visible through clothing, exploitation, female nudity, sex scene, wet t shirt, fashion model
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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 ...
Style: humorous
Plot: spy
Place: vienna
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 4.2
 251
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.
Style: erotic, cult film
Plot: mad scientist, nudity (full frontal - brief), barefoot woman, mind control, female nudity, sexploitation, sex, erotica
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 ...
Style: erotic, sexploitation film
Plot: sex trafficking, spy, sex trade, erotic thriller, stripper, female protagonist, erotica, kidnapped girl, nightclub, female spy, kidnapping, female nudity ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Singapore, Singapore (1967)
Genre: Comedy, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Singapore, Singapore
Plot: tied to a table, captain, brainwashing, u.s. marine corps, beach, mad scientist, british secret service, cia
Place: singapore
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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.
Style: eurospy
Plot: brainwashing, spy, hypnosis, crime boss, gun, torture, inheritance, poison, tape recorder, martial arts, assassination attempt, police inspector ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: former yugoslavia, slovenia, montenegro
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 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, murder, espionage, diplomat
Place: rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.7
 72
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: diplomat, mass murder, oppression, gun, brutality, espionage, assassination, spy, politics, police, army, mission
Place: latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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. ...
Style: eurospy
Plot: spy, james bond spoof, super villain, supervillain, espionage, evil man
Place: rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: hotel, doctor, spy, military, black, fellatio, gay interest, injection, seduction, male nudity, gay sex, erotica ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: suspenseful, suspense, tense, enigmatic, atmospheric ...
Plot: espionage, cold war, spy, political intrigue, double agent, undercover, investigation, dishonesty, politics, danger, race against time, rivalry ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: england, london, albania, europe, scotland yard ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.8
 265
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, secret agents, double agent, fake death, limping man, henchman, stabbed in the back, strangulation, faking own death, espionage, lame, concert hall ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: vienna
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Midnight in Saint Petersburg (1996)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK, Russia, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Harry Palmer heads a private investigation business based in Moscow. His associates are Nikolai "Nick" Petrov (Jason Connery), ex-CIA agent Craig (Michael Sarrazin), and ex-KGB Colonel Gradsky (Lev Prygunov). They take on the job of ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, private detective, track down, state affairs, crimes, save the day, secret agents, chases and races, political conspiracy, dishonesty, rivalry, kgb ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: russia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.0
 4K
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, psychological, bleak, melancholic, suspense
Plot: brainwashing, mind game, manipulation, cult, blackmail, group therapy, violence, brutality, mind control, seduction, trapped, fear ...
⇓ 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.
Style: eurospy
Plot: james bond spoof, espionage, spy, spy hero, secret agents, secret agent
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, psychotronic, complex ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cold war, espionage, spy, berlin wall, chase, betrayal, terrorism, race against time, secret agents, master villain, heroes, special agents ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: berlin germany, east germany, germany, europe, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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, cold war, car chase, assassination attempt, passport, impostor, explosion, car bomb, smuggling, espionage, police, airport ...
Place: portugal, lisbon portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 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 ...
Style: suspense, psychological, tense, captivating
Plot: abduction, isolation, imprisonment, new neighbor, locked in a room, held captive, deception, prison, female protagonist, professor, disappearance, missing ...
⇓ 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, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, espionage, secret agents, car chase, spy, on the run, working undercover, betrayal, undercover, rivalry, danger, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: ireland, russia, london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.3
 113
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, spy, assassin, erotic thriller, violence, sex, erotica, female masturbation, sadism, woman on top, love, woman shot in the forehead ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.1
 382
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, artwork, mannequin, theater, hippie, woman kills a man, james bond spoof, car chase, police, arch villain, nightclub ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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 ...
Style: eurospy
Plot: spy, secret agent, secret agents, energy
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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.
Style: eurospy, psychotronic
Plot: spy, cia, mask, auction, chewing gum, windmill, presumed dead, coffin, swimming pool, secret agents, secret agent, james bond spoof ...
Place: germany, holland, amsterdam, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.6
 2K
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, cia agent, lovers, civil servant, typewriter, cold war, world war two, snake, lake, bridge, rainstorm, swimming ...
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.6
 88
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.
Style: eurospy, psychotronic
Plot: spy, psychic power, false accusation, telekinesis, paranormal, telepathy, paranormal phenomena, intrigue, extrasensory perception
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.8
 307
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, superhero, spy, pakistani
Time: year 2017
Place: pakistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Rocket Attack U.S.A. (1961)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 68 min.
Story: It's the height of the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union with the Communists launching a spy satellite that has the Free World leaders in a panic. Fears about the nature of the satellite force the United States to send an ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, psychotronic
Plot: espionage, cold war, chases and races, save the day, escapades, state affairs, government agency, dishonesty, undercover, rivalry, adventure, danger ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, future, year 1957, near future
Place: russia, usa, new york, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.3
 1K
The Patriots (1994)
Genre: Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Ariel, un jeune Juif français, décide de quitter sa famille pour partir en Israël et devenir un agent du Mossad, les services secrets israéliens. En participant à des missions à Paris, Tel Aviv et Washington, il sera initié à l'art ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret agents, moral dilemma, society, undercover, idealism, rebellion, intrigue, manipulation, manipulations, state affairs, introspection, politics ...
Time: 80s
Place: paris france, israel, middle east, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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