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Philby, Burgess and Maclean (1977)
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Philby, Burgess and Maclean (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Recruited by the Russians during their days at Cambridge, three young Englishmen rise to become high-ranked MI5 agents until their exposure in 1949.
Style: microfilm
Plot: espionage, spy, treason, undercover agent, traitor, double agent, cambridge university, stuttering, press conference
Time: 1940s, year 1949, year 1948

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Master Spy (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Boris Turganev (Murray) is a Russian scientist who has absconded from a Communist prison in an attempt to achieve a better life working for the British. As Boris struggles to make his superiors believe he is there to work and not to spy for the ...
Plot: espionage, inspector, spy, police inspector, police, police officer, captain, spy hero, doctor
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An Englishman Abroad (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 61 min.
Story: Actress Coral Browne travels to Moscow, and meets a mysterious Englishman. Turns out he's the notorious spy, Guy Burgess. Based on a true story, with Ms. Browne playing herself.
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Place: soviet union, russia
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Breaking the Code (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 75 min.
Story: A biography of the English mathematician Alan Turing, who was one of the inventors of the digital computer and one of the key figures in the breaking of the Enigma code, used by the Germans to send secret orders to their U-boats in World War II. ...
Style: sincere, captivating, contemplative, serious, realistic
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Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
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 5.4
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Secret Weapons (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Hamilton plays a young Russian girl recruited to be a sex spy, seducing men and catching them in compromising situations so they can be blackmailed. The problems start when she falls in love with one of her targets, and must figure out how to avoid ...
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The Fool (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A costume drama / satire about financial skull-duggery, and confidence tricksters in both the upper and lower classes in Victorian London. A working class man impersonates a lord who is supposedly very rich and a financial wizard. As such he is ...
Plot: female director, satire, impersonation, double life, costume, deception, clerk, scam
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Place: london
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57%
Pinochet's Last Stand (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 77 min.
Story: In 1998 former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet visits Britain for medical treatment. On being tipped off, Amnesty International seize the chance to bring to justice a man they insist is guilty of multiple human rights violations. The newly-elected ...
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Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1998, 1990s
Place: london, england
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I Know You Know (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Jamie, an 11-year-old boy, is fascinated by his father Charlie’s espionage work until the world of spies becomes all too real. Charlie lives in his own reality—an undercover agent, always on an important mission, always on the move. Life for ...
Style: uplifting, semi serious, exciting, witty, touching ...
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 242 min.
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Style: atmospheric, stylized, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: prince, murder, betrayal, royal family, funeral, shakespeare, intrigue, rivalry, love and romance, tragic hero, couples, vengeance ...
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Hamlet, Prince of Denmark (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 210 min.
Story: Hamlet comes home from university to find his uncle married to his mother, and his father's ghost haunting the battlements and scaring the watch. Then his father's ghost directs him to seek revenge.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, gloomy, atmospheric
Plot: ghost, betrayal, tragic love, revenge, insanity, parents and children, haunted by the past, uncover truth, vengeance, deadly, state affairs, tragic hero ...
Time: middle ages
Place: denmark
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The Old Curiosity Shop (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
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Style: psychological, emotional, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
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Diamonds (US) (2009)
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Duration: 240 min.
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Style: serious, suspenseful, captivating, suspense
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47%
Bye Bye Blackbird (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria, Luxembourg, Germany, UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A period drama set in the early years of the 20th century. Josef, a former construction worker who delighted in dancing on girders high above the city, who now sweeps up at the circus. Once the big top's owner spots the young roustabout defying ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, captivating, stylized ...
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La gente de la Universal (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: Colombia, Spain, UK, Bulgaria
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42%
 6.0
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Plenty (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: David Hare's account of a one-time French freedom fighter who gradually realizes that her post-war life is not meeting her expectations.
Style: thought provoking, psychological, clever, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: french resistance, world war two, love and romance, soldier, innocence lost, wartime life, homecoming, haunted by the past, introspection, family problems, crumbling marriage, society ...
Time: 1940s, 1950s, 50s, 40s, 20th century ...
Place: england, europe, london, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Genre: Drama
Country: Austria, West Germany, Switzerland
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Style: bilingual
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Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, UK
Duration: 119 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, tense
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979)
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Plot: strong female lead, breasts, barefoot woman, world war two, female nudity, skinny dipping, coming of age, nazi propaganda, betrayal by friend, group of friends, fanatic, class differences ...
Time: 1940s
Place: transylvania, romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
008: Operation Exterminate (1965)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Italy, Egypt
Duration: 84 min.
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Style: eurospy
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35%
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Style: touching, cult film
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Time: 1940s
Place: scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.4
 454
Class of '44 (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 105 min.
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Place: south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.7
 182
The Dirty Game (1965)
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Style: microfilm, eurospy
Plot: spy, traitor, military police, berlin wall, secret agent, cold war, defector, kidnapping, jeep, vodka, secret agents, espionage
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⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.8
 350
Eminent Domain (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Israel, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A high-ranking Polish politburo member is banished from the party, and must find out why. Set in 1979 Poland before the Solidarity events.
Plot: cold war, espionage, teenage girl
Time: 70s
Place: poland, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.5
 137
Last Man Club (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
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Plot: young woman, world war two, veteran, retirement home, honor, friendship
Time: 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.7
 437
Reunion (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, West Germany, UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Two young boys from very different backgrounds become friends in 1933 Stuttgart. However, they don't realize how different they are until much later as one is the son of a well-to-do Jewish doctor and the other the son of a German aristocrat. ...
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, disturbing
Plot: anti semitism, friendship, world war two, against humanity, coming of age, homecoming, holocaust, society, golden years, religions or cults, youth, confined ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 40s, 30s
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Voyage of the Yes (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Two teenagers set out on a 2000-mile sailboat journey from California to Hawaii and en route combat the natural challenges and their inner shortcomings.
Plot: accident, survival, young people, boat, spy, interracial relations, sailboat, hospital, leg amputation
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
From the Clouds to the Resistance (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, West Germany, UK, France
Duration: 104 min.
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Plot: female director, greek mythology, post war, mythology, world war two, myth, class struggle, italian history, resistance
Time: 1940s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%