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
Seven Days in May
Drama, Thriller
USA
118 min.
 7.9
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and suspense films with plots about spy, brainwashing, murder, espionage, undercover, danger and dialogue mostly in Thriller, Action and Drama genres. Some movies like The Brain-Stealers: Shadow Conspiracy (1997), The Numbers Station (2013), The Mind Benders (1963), A Man Called Dagger (1968), Target for Killing (1966). 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, realistic, rough, 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%
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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:   76%
    User:   66%
 
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: spy, psychology, brainwashing, experiment
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System:   74%
    User:   61%
 
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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: mad scientist, spy, james bond spoof, special agent, mind control, espionage, nazi, world domination, secret agent, villain
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System:   73%
    User:   69%
 
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: spy, brainwashing, hypnosis, police inspector, inheritance, tape recorder, secret agent, kidnapping, machine gun, crime boss, poison, torture ...
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System:   56%
    User:   59%
 
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:   54%
    User:   64%
 
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Thunderball
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK
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, serious, suspenseful, 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   58%
 
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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, serious, suspenseful, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, adventure, secret service, 007, assassin, chase, spy, brainwashing, murder, car chase, secret agents, james bond ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: switzerland, england, alps, swiss alps, portugal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   46%
 
Funeral in Berlin
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, 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:   50%
    User:   50%
 
 5.8
 555
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   40%
 
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, serious, suspenseful, 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:   47%
    User:   56%
 
 7.5
 45K
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:   46%
    User:   42%
 
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: semi serious, humorous, 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:   45%
    User:   51%
 
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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, mad scientist, adventure, parody, secret agents, heroic mission, escapades, heroes, spy, undercover, espionage, good versus evil ...
Time: 60s
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   43%
 
Seven Days in May
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A U.S. Army general alerts the president of a planned military coup against him.
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: politics, conspiracy, cold war, secret service, military, terrorism, betrayal, nuclear, president, white house, fighting the system, political ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, future
Place: russia, latin america, california, pentagon, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   49%
 
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, serious, suspenseful, realistic, bleak ...
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:   43%
    User:   49%
 
The Ipcress File
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, suspense ...
Plot: espionage, cold war, spy, brainwashing, investigation, conspiracy, british, betrayal, kidnapping, murder, spies, secret service ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 60s
Place: england, london, europe, albania, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   43%
 
 7.4
 3K
36 Hours
Genre: Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Germans kidnap an American major and try to convince him that World War II is over, so that they can get details about the Allied invasion of Europe out of him.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, bleak, exciting
Plot: d day, government agency, war, soldier, espionage, hospital, on the run, anti war, genocide, interrogation, german, holocaust ...
Time: 40s, year 1944, 1940s
Place: europe, germany, portugal, normandy, lisbon portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   41%
 
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 6.3
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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: serious, bleak, suspense, realistic, twists and turns ...
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:   40%
    User:   48%
 
 6.0
 975
Enigma
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, France
Duration: 101 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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, sexy ...
Plot: espionage, cold war, assassination, spy, iron curtain, government agency, secret agents, technology, spies, special agents, assassination attempt, love story ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: germany, east germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   46%
 
 3.1
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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, expose, betrayal, murder, spy, martial arts, lesbian sex, political corruption, electric shock, press conference, target shooting, shooting ...
Place: latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   38%
 
 7.1
 79K
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:   39%
    User:   34%
 
 6.1
 26K
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, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassin, conspiracy, chase, assassination, cia, kidnapping, father daughter relationship, car chase, hitman, secret agents, espionage, single father ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium, usa, new jersey, brussels belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   38%
 
 5.6
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Tahalka
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 168 min.
Story: Dong, the ruler of a small mountainous kingdom is keen to wreak havoc (terrorism, these days) on the general populace in various peaceful countries (mostly India), with the help of assorted people including spies in high positions in India. When he ...
Plot: dancer, kidnapping, swimming pool, banquet, suicide, good versus evil, flashback, disguise, spy, skiing, death of husband, rescue ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   36%
 
Cover Girl Models
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, female nudity, exploitation, erotica, breasts, modeling
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   36%
 
 4.4
 227
The Click
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, sex, sexploitation, female nudity, erotica, mind control
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   29%
 
Two Female Spies with Flowered Panties
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, human trafficking, kidnapping, female nudity, erotica, female protagonist, female spy, stripper, nightclub
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   38%
 
 6.9
 118K
Syriana
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The Middle Eastern oil industry is the backdrop of this tense drama, which weaves together numerous story lines. Bennett Holiday is an American lawyer in charge of facilitating a dubious merger of oil companies, while Bryan Woodman, a ...
Style: realistic, tense, clever, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: political corruption, politics, assassination, corruption, capitalism, espionage, cia, terrorism, oil, suicide, islam, conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, lebanon, europe, israel, switzerland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   27%
 

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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.
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Wrongfully Accused
Genre: Action, Comedy, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Ryan Harrison, a violin god, superstar and sex symbol does not want to cheat on sexy Lauren Goodhue's husband with her. Mr. Goodhue is found murdered and Ryan suddenly finds himself being the main suspect. After being sentenced to death he ...
Style: humorous, not serious, witty, funny, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
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Time: 90s
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System:   32%
    User:   34%
 
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