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

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Most similar movies to The Brain-Stealers

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and psychotronic films with plots about spy, espionage, secret agents, danger, secret agent, murder and james bond spoof 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), The Click (1985), Singapore, Singapore (1967). 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: 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.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: spy, james bond spoof, mad scientist, villain, special agent, nazi, secret agent, world domination, mind control, espionage, wheelchair, special agents ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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, modeling, nipples visible through clothing, wet t shirt, exploitation, erotica, female nudity, breasts, sex scene, bar, chase, fashion model
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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, female nudity, sex, erotica, sexploitation, mind control, nudity (full frontal - brief), barefoot woman
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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, sex trade, spy, kidnapped girl, female spy, erotic thriller, sexploitation, female full frontal nudity, stripper, exploitation, erotica, female nudity ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Singapore, Singapore (1967)
Genre: Comedy, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Singapore, Singapore
Plot: mad scientist, u.s. marine corps, tied to a table, captain, brainwashing, beach, british secret service, cia
Place: singapore
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Damascus Cover (2017)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A spy navigates the precarious terrain of love and survival during an undercover mission in Syria.
Style: tense, disturbing, suspenseful, captivating, suspense
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: spy, mission, adaptation, adventure, deadly, danger, martial arts, life is a bitch, lone hero, female nudity, justice, gunfight ...
Time: contemporary, year 1989
Place: syria, united kingdom, west germany, middle east, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Target for Killing (1966)
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama
Country: Italy, Austria, West Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A secret agent is charged with preventing a crime syndicate's plot to assassinate a young heiress.
Style: eurospy
Plot: spy, brainwashing, hypnosis, martial art, airport, murder, photographer, flight attendant, pistol, machine gun, assassination attempt, inheritance ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: slovenia, former yugoslavia, montenegro
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Uppdraget (1977)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 95 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: brutality, police, oppression, spy, gun, mass murder, mission, assassination, army, diplomat, politics, espionage
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: james bond spoof, spy, evil man, espionage, supervillain, super villain
Place: rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.0
 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, diplomat, murder, espionage
Place: rome italy
⇓ 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: suspenseful, suspense, tense, enigmatic, atmospheric ...
Plot: espionage, cold war, spy, political intrigue, double agent, undercover, investigation, dishonesty, race against time, danger, rivalry, politics ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: england, albania, london, europe, scotland yard ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Spider in the Web (2019)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Israel, Belgium, UK, Netherlands, Portugal
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A young operative is sent on a mission to follow an older agent who's behavior has come into question.
Style: suspense, based on true events, atmospheric, bleak
Plot: espionage, mossad, crimes, black ops, crime, tailing a suspect, ex law enforcer, spy, lie, nothing goes right, investigation, danger ...
Place: syria, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: gay subtext, seduction, male nudity, gay lead character, military, espionage, erection, gay interest, fellatio, hotel, spy, doctor ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.1
 18K
The Courier (2020)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Cold War spy Greville Wynne and his Russian source try to put an end to the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Style: captivating, tense
Plot: cold war, mi6, cia, spy, espionage, interrogation, secret agents, counter intelligence, spy mission, prospector, spy hero, agent ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 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: mossad, secret agents, spy, manipulations, conspiracy, manipulation, idealism, moral dilemma, introspection, working undercover, intrigue, government agency ...
Time: 80s
Place: israel, paris france, middle east, france, europe
⇓ 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: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, private detective, political conspiracy, track down, save the day, secret agents, rivalry, dishonesty, heroes, state affairs, chases and races, danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: russia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.0
 5K
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, melancholic, bleak, psychological, suspense
Plot: brainwashing, manipulation, mind game, cult, blackmail, group therapy, violence, brutality, mind control, trapped, confusion, seduction ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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.
Style: eurospy
Plot: spy, james bond spoof, espionage, secret agent, spy hero, secret agents
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Jack Strong (2014)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Poland
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A spy thriller telling a historically based story of a man who alone dares to challenge Soviets being in the middle of the communistic system himself. Planning the maneuvers of Warsaw Pact forces he discovers that the American plans of nuclear ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, suspenseful, exciting ...
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Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s, 60s, 1990s ...
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⇓ 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, serious, realistic, psychotronic, political thriller ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cold war, espionage, spy, berlin wall, chase, betrayal, special agents, manhunt, danger, secret agents, crimes, government agency ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, passport, yacht, explosion, car chase, car bomb, airport, assassination attempt, smuggling, police, impostor, cold war ...
Place: lisbon portugal, portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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
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Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: ireland, russia, london, england, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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The Steam Experiment (2009)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A deranged scientist locks 6 people in a steam room and threatens to turn up the heat if the local paper doesn't publish his story about global warming.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, tense, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: global warming, hostage, mind game, human nature, danger, confined, psychopath, race against time, mad scientist, crimes, law enforcement, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012
Place: michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Evil Senses (1986)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 93 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: neo noir, surprise ending
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.1
 402
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, assassin, motorcycle, woman kills a man, theater, artwork, hippie, murder, espionage, auditorium, james bond spoof, mannequin ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Special Mission Lady Chaplin (1966)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: Italy, France, Spain
Duration: 99 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, energy, secret agents, secret agent
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, secret agent, chewing gum, coffin, presumed dead, james bond spoof, mask, swimming pool, ladies man, espionage, secret agents ...
Place: holland, germany, netherlands, amsterdam
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: spy, radiation, panic, stock footage, hospital, police officer, evil man, radiation poisoning, atomic bomb, suicide, solitude, espionage ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: los angeles, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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: spy, superhero, thrill ride, pakistani
Time: year 2017
Place: pakistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%