Movies like The Brain-Stealers

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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: brainwashing, eye patch, mad scientist, spy, secret formula

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and tense films with plots about spy, espionage, murder, secret agent, cold war, chases and races and dishonesty mostly in Thriller, Action and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like The Brain-Stealers: A Man Called Dagger (1968), The Mind Benders (1963), Cover Girl Models (1975), Target for Killing (1966), The Click (1985). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, james bond spoof, mad scientist, special agent, mind control, secret agent, villain, world domination, espionage, nazi
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: spy, brainwashing, psychology, experiment
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
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, exploitation, female nudity, erotica, breasts, modeling
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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, tape recorder, secret agent, inheritance, police inspector, airport, murder, poison, kidnapping, torture ...
Time: 1960s
Place: former yugoslavia, slovenia, montenegro
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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 4.4
 227
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, sex, sexploitation, female nudity, erotica
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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, human trafficking, erotica, female nudity, kidnapping, female protagonist, stripper, nightclub, female spy
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, serious, cynical ...
Plot: espionage, cold war, spy, political intrigue, undercover, double agent, government agency, secret agents, investigation, mystery, danger, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: england, london, albania, europe, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.3
 166
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, helicopter, espionage, james bond spoof, murder
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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, serious, realistic, cerebral, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cold war, spy, espionage, berlin wall, chase, betrayal, politics, government agency, defection, secret agents, assassination attempt, manhunt ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: east germany, germany, europe, england, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.5
 99
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, shooting, one last job, woman shot in the forehead, femme fatale, sexual attraction, power drill, jealousy, female killer ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, espionage, car bomb, smuggling, explosion, impostor, passport, assassination attempt, airport, car chase, cold war, yacht ...
Place: portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.4
 800
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, psychological
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, double agent, espionage, government agency, secret agents, against the rules, intrigue, manhunt, mind game, working undercover, chases and races, rivalry ...
Time: 70s
Place: france, russia, europe, germany, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.9
 33
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: embassy, spy, murder, espionage, diplomat
Place: rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 ⇓
41%
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, auction, windmill, chewing gum, metronome, presumed dead, james bond spoof, coffin, swimming pool, ladies man ...
Place: germany, netherlands, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: stylized, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, prison, espionage, car chase, double agent, government agency, secret agents, against the rules, adventure, betrayal, chase, on the run ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: ireland, england, europe, russia, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, contamination, espionage, police officer, suicide mission, hospital, evil man, panic, stock footage, radiation poisoning, atomic bomb ...
Time: 1960s
Place: los angeles, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.8
 66
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: espionage, army, mission, assassination, oppression, mass murder, diplomat, brutality, politics, gun, spy, police
Place: latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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: espionage, james bond spoof, eurospy, spy, spy hero, secret agent
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: male nudity, doctor, spy, military, shower, erotica, seduction, hotel, gay sex, syringe, black, injection ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.9
 232
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, espionage, hit by a car, run over by a car, faking own death, limp, suicide, double agent, concert hall, spy, stabbed in the back, cold war ...
Time: 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 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: home invasion, imprisonment, disappearance, obedience, isolation, screaming, police officer, abduction, locked in a room, missing, neighbor neighbor relationship, stalker ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Internecine Project (1974)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, West Germany, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Former secret agent Robert Elliot (Coburn) will be promoted to government advisor. In order to make sure no-one will ever know about his dirty past.
Plot: spy, poison, elimination, committee, inventor, diabetic, masseur, misogyny, government official, secret weapon, golfer, political corruption ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Movie in collections
 4.4
 113
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, arms dealer, spy, love, poison, sacrifice, infidelity, seduction, vine, damsel in distress, tape recorder
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 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
Plot: retreat, male nudity, seminar, mind game, confusion, trapped, brainwashing, manipulation, sect, mind control, blackmail, group therapy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.8
 70
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, telekinesis, paranormal, intrigue, telepathy, false accusation, extrasensory perception
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.7
 21K
Torn Curtain (1966)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: During the Cold War, an American scientist appears to defect to East Germany as part of a cloak and dagger mission to find the formula for a resin solution, but the plan goes awry when his fiancee, unaware of his motivation, follows him across the ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, stylized, serious, realistic ...
Plot: cold war, espionage, iron curtain, museum, secret agents, politics, working undercover, chases and races, dishonesty, state affairs, couple relations, political intrigue ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: east germany, europe, east berlin east germany, germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.5
 307
Hot War (1998)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Blue, Tango, and C.S. are CIA research scientists working on Project VR Fighter, which is designed to train any unskilled person into a magnificent combat agent. Tango and C.S. decide to undergo the training themselves, because Alien, the ...
Plot: violence, gun, blood, blood splatter, kung fu, fistfight, gunfight, sword fight, martial arts, stabbing, falling, jet ski ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.9
 739
Heroic Duo (2003)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Tough cop Ken Li (Cheng) is at the top of his game, but he's going to need some help to solve a grisly crime that the offender, a respected police officer, doesn't even remember committing. He seeks out Jack Lai (Lai), a former ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, investigation, murder, hypnosis, police investigation, martial arts, crime, master criminal, protagonist as suspect, tough law enforcer, vengeance, frame up ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, china, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.5
 140
Shiver (2003)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Sammi (Athena Chu) and her husband Chan (Francis Ng) try to find ways to salvage their dying marriage after Sammi is injured during a robbery. The second chance at resolving their marital issues is embraced, but it also creates a dangerous situation ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, mind bending, atmospheric ...
Plot: police investigation, murder, afterlife, crime, supernatural, mystery, crimes, danger, deadly, law enforcement, serial killer, supernatural ability ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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