Movies like The Third Solution

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The Third Solution (1988)
 4.8
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The Third Solution (1988)
Original name: Russicum - I Giorni Del Diavolo
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The Roman Catholic Pope is planning a reconciliatory meeting with the head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, an event awaited for many generations. But suddenly, right while the Pope is addressing the crowds gathered in the Piazza Navone, a nun is assassinated by a Ukrainian, placing the upcoming talks between the two leaders in jeopardy. And the head of the American diplomatic corps (the nun was an American) assigns the investigation of the killing to one of his underlings, which leads the young man to investigate the Russicum, a center for the study of Russia within the Vatican city. And from there he finds himself caught up in an intrigue of international proportions, filled with agents and double agents, and ending with a revelation most unexpected.
Plot: agent, nun, pope, murder, priest, conspiracy, espionage, diplomat, double agent, catholic, catholicism, ukrainian, reconciliation
Place: rome italy, italy, russia, vatican, europe

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Most similar movies to The Third Solution

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious and rough films with plots about murder, dishonesty, investigation, crimes, deadly, female nudity and police officer mostly in Thriller, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like The Third Solution: Corleone (1978), Excellent Cadavers (1999), Two Gentlemen 'N' (1962), The Amateur (1981), Marathon Man (1976). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.8
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Corleone (1978)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Two friends grow up together in the Sicily of the '50s. Two different destiny, two different way of life. Could their friendship survive to the mafia shadow?
Plot: mafia, friendship, survival, destiny, corruption, politics, gunfight, murder, mafia don, horse, socialism, bolshevik ...
Place: italy, palermo italy, sicily
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Excellent Cadavers (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Fact based story about the political battle that was waged against the Mafia in Sicily during the late 1980's and early 1990's. Chazz Palminteri plays Giovanni Falcone, a crusading prosecutor who tried to use money trails as a way to ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: cosa nostra, battles, political corruption, police corruption, courtroom drama, murder, idealism, tough law enforcer, legal, politics, state affairs, investigation ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century
Place: sicily, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Two Gentlemen 'N' (1962)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Poland
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Kazmierz Dziewanowicz's hobby is very strange. He collects people who were born on the 29th of February. One day he sees that in his collection there are two men with the same name, the same birth place, the same date of birth and the same ...
Style: microfilm
Plot: hospital, investigation, spy, agent, serial killer, airplane, murder, police, false identity, stewardess, motorcycle, barracks ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 5.7
 836
The Amateur (1981)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A researcher for the CIA who convinces his superiors to send him to the eastern bloc in order to avenge the murder of his wife by enemy agents discovers a web of deception underneath his wife's death.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: hostage, espionage, politics, intrigue, murder, heroes, dishonesty, assassination, state affairs, undercover, against the rules, secret agents ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: czech republic, italy, europe, eastern europe, central europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 7.4
 63K
Marathon Man (1976)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A graduate student and obsessive runner in New York is drawn into a mysterious plot involving his brother, a member of the secretive Division.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, disturbing, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: conspiracy, dentist, chase, attempted murder, vengeance, espionage, intrigue, investigation, rivalry, trap, betrayal, secret agents ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, france, uruguay ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Illustrious Corpses (1976)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A detective (inspector Rogas) is assigned to investigate the mysterious murders of some Supreme Court judges. During the investigation he discovers a complot that involves the Italian Communist Party. (IMDb)
Style: realistic, serious, tense, disturbing, twists and turns ...
Plot: conspiracy, murder, police investigation, life is a bitch, dishonesty, mystery, crimes, politics, state affairs, uncover truth, law enforcement, political conspiracy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Merciless Man (1976)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The city suffers and succumbs unarmed, but an ex secret agent succeeds in winning the struggle against the gangsterism. Intrigue and violence grip a society victim of the crime.
Plot: police officer, security guard, murder, police officer killed, police shootout, foreigner, security guard killed, director cameo, police officer bombed, police officer shot in the chest, police officer shot
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.5
 3K
The Formula (1980)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: West Germany, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A detective uncovers a formula that was devised by the Nazis in WW II to make gasoline from synthetic products, thereby eliminating the necessity for oil--and oil companies. A major oil company finds out about it and tries to destroy the formula and ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, neo noir
Plot: murder, who done it, conspiracy, world war two, intrigue, crimes, dishonesty, state affairs, investigation, uncover truth, mystery, police detective ...
Place: west berlin west germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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48 Hours to Acapulco (1967)
Genre: Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: West Germany
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A young man gets caught up in criminal activities in order to fulfill his desire for an easy life.
Plot: bandit, murder, female nudity, gangsters, beach, airport, scotch whiskey, shower, swimming pool
Place: rome italy, mexico, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Crimes of Passion: Tragedy in a Country Churchyard (2013)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A murder investigation takes detective Christer Wijk to a small village, where he needs to separate rumors and facts to trail the murderer.
Style: disturbing, captivating, suspense, suspenseful
Plot: murder investigation, murder, church, winter, priest, police detective, village, crimes, christmas, husband wife relationship, snow, countryside ...
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Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.0
 1K
The Assassin (1961)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A socialite is murdered and her playboy lover is brought in for questioning. During his stay in custody we get to see the real sneaky playboy in action via flashback. Is he guilty or just a sleaze.
Style: suspense
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Time: 60s
Place: rome italy, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Gang War in Milan (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A Milan pimp faces off against a ruthless and greedy French gangster whom wants to unite organized crime in Italy.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, cult film
Plot: gangsters, murder, nudity (full frontal - brief), strong violent content, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, betrayal, rivalry, crimes, dishonesty, gang war, pimp ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.0
 471
I Am the Law (1977)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The mafia has overrun a section of the country so ruinously that a very stern man (Giuliano Gemma) has been sent by the government to be the governor in that region. He has been given wide-ranging power and authority and is not afraid to use it. ...
Plot: italian fascism, crime fighter, organized crime, political corruption, topless woman, cosa nostra, carabinieri, bandit, violence, fascism, mafia, bare breasts
Time: 1930s
Place: palermo italy, italy, sicily
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.4
 986
Order of Death (1983)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A New York policeman imprisons and tortures an admitted cop-killer, but finds the tables turned when his victim refuses to break and in fact urges more punishment
Style: realistic, serious, tense, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mind game, police corruption, corrupt cop, cat and mouse, rebellion, dishonesty, rivalry, crimes, law enforcement, investigation, police detective, battles ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Billion Dollar Brain (1967)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A former British spy stumbles into in a plot to overthrow Communism with the help of a supercomputer. But who is working for whom?
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, psychotronic, eurospy ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Sardinia Kidnapped (1968)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Christina Fisher arrives in Sardinia to spend a holiday with her university friend, Francesco. As they are touring the island, they are trapped by mountain terrorists. Francesco is kidnapped, but Christina is permitted to leave. She is determined to ...
Plot: hostage, terrorist, kidnapping, nudity (full frontal - brief), land grab, train, car chase, organized crime, island, shepherd, male nudity, female nudity ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Killer Instinct (1991)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Weapon, The Hour, The Motive (1972)
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Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A sexually-promiscuous priest is stabbed to death inside a church
Plot: murder, stalker, whodunit, priest, nun, female nudity, self flagellation, orphan, marbles
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 5.4
 228
Assignment K (1968)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Philip Scott, the boss of a toy company, is secretly also the chief of a British spy organization. Scott's cover is destroyed when enemy agents kidnap his girlfriend to force him to reveal the identities of his fellow spies.
Style: eurospy
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Place: austria, europe, west germany, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Last Contract (1998)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Norway, Finland
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Young police officer Roger is on the trail of the international master assassin, while the assassin follows his plan to murder Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: hitman, assassination, murder, investigation, nobody believes, dishonesty, politics, crimes, head of state, law enforcement, state affairs, graphic violence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1985, year 1986
Place: sweden, stockholm sweden, europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Hassel 05 - Terrorns Finger (1989)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 79 min.
Story: The kidnapping of a DA's wife, the murder of several minor criminals and the police finding a large stash of weapons is all in a day's work for criminal detective Roland Hassel.
Plot: kidnapping, murder, police detective, fake identity, hospital, terrorist group, nightmare, helicopter, police procedural, roadblock, fire, boat ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.1
 50
The Missing (1999)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia, Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When her child is missing an Australian mother calls for an priest from Italy she has not seen in years.
Plot: father daughter relationship, police, police officer, long lost daughter, a vision, culture clash, truck, mysticism, dream, australian outback, australian aboriginal, religion ...
Place: vatican, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Secret Agents (2004)
Genre: Crime, Action, Thriller
Country: France, Italy, Spain
Duration: 109 min.
Story: From his offices in Switzerland, Russian Igor Lipovsky is engaged in a vast and profitable gunrunning operation with Africa. The French government wants to hinder the activities of the arms dealer and sends a team to sink one of his ships heading ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful
Plot: frame up, betrayal, secret agents, double agent, espionage, arms deal, crimes, ship, female agent, undercover, dishonesty, fight ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, europe, switzerland, madrid, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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The Listening (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Estranged by the degree of corporate influence within the largest U.S. listening station in the world, an aging NSA officer defects and mounts a clandestine counter-listening station high in the Italian alps.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, espionage, secret agents, rivalry, on the run, life turned upside down, rebellion, government agency, undercover, fighting the system, dishonesty, political conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Hassel 06 - Offren (1989)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Criminal detective Roland Hassel and his colleague Bolinder is investigating a criminal gang involved in the meat packing business. Bolinder is murdered in front of Hassel and the criminals are out to kill Hassel, the only witness.
Plot: criminal gang, police investigation, police detective, murder, contamination, police procedural, police officer killed, crime investigation, kicked in the crotch
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Rape of a Nun (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Greece
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A young girl is forced by her father to become a nun. But soon she finds out that dark secrets are hiding behind the convent walls and that she's there to serve lustful human masters and not God.
Plot: convent, nun, rap, sex, rape, evil nun
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Special Killers (1973)
Genre: Thriller, Crime
Country: Italy, Spain, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Sandro, a detective, finds his wife strangled. His girl-friend Tiffany, who works as photographer, makes a "Blow up" from a photo, what Sandro finds beside the victim. Sandro and Tiffany are looking for the woman on the photo, Laura. They ...
Plot: sibling relationship, blackmail, revenge, chase, husband wife relationship, female nudity, investigation, sex, corruption, murder, nightclub, hitman ...
Place: rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
2 Days in the Valley (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In a sleepy bedroom community of LA's San Fernando Valley, the murder of a professional athlete by two hit men sets into motion a chain of events that puts the mundane lives of a dozen residents on a collision course. This clever tale tells the ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, suspense, twist ending, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, hitman, hostage, psychopath, attempted murder, crimes, police investigation, gangsters, nudity (full frontal - brief), multiple storylines, faked death, kidnapping ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
A Whisper to a Scream (1989)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada, South Africa
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A young girl who was frustrated in her desire to become acrtress starts to work for a telephone-sex company. There she meets a fascinating man who has an obsession for music related with crime.
Style: biblical
Plot: murder, stripper, mistaken identity, phone terror, phone sex, artist, identity, angel, male underwear
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.2
 58
The Big Hurt (1986)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A reporter looking into the death of a research scientist finds more deaths connected to the man, including some dubious "suicides". He discovers that the scientist may have been killed to cover up a secret government plot concerning ...
Style: neo noir
Plot: scientist, conspiracy, father daughter relationship, journalist, newspaper editor, death of mother, femme fatale, mind control, secret service agent, murder, reporter, female nudity ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%