Movies like The Sell Out

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The Sell Out (1976)
 5.1
 522
The Sell Out (1976)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Italy, Israel
Duration: 101 min.
Story: This action drama centers on a former CIA operative who grudgingly rejoins the spy game due to the machinations of his one-time student - a screw up who goes to work for the Soviets. As his job drags him deeper into a dangerous and under-handed world, the student wants out of the agency and oout of the U.S.S.R. But the man's choices have made him a target and now both the United States and Russia want him dead, sending their mos able hit men to do it.
Plot: cia, kgb, espionage, formula 1, traitor, double agent, murder, former spy
Place: lebanon, israel

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Most similar movies to The Sell Out

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and exciting films with plots about espionage, cia, spy, danger, undercover, murder and dishonesty mostly in Thriller, Action and Drama genres. Some movies like The Sell Out: Natural Causes (1994), Scorpio (1973), General Commander (2019), Enigma (1982), Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.2
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Natural Causes (1994)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An American links her mothers death in Bankok to a plot involving Vietnamese refugees.
Plot: espionage, murder, cia, death of mother
Place: thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.4
 4K
Scorpio (1973)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Cross is an old hand at the CIA, in charge of assassinating high-ranking foreign personalities who are an obstacle to the policies of the USA. He often teams up with Frenchman Jean Laurier, alias "Scorpio", a gifted free-lance operative. ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, cult film, tragic ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kgb, double agent, intrigue, on the run, heroes, espionage, betrayal, assassination attempt, secret agents, cia, assassination, cold war ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: vienna, washington d.c., langley virginia, europe, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
General Commander (2019)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Philippines, Hungary, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: GRS operative Jake Alexander and his team of young recruits go after the most dangerous and notorious criminals with the help of a Hong Kong billionaire.
Style: rough, psychological, bleak, suspenseful
Plot: billionaire, gang war, cia, gang leader, gun violence, murder, team, criminal
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.0
 1K
Enigma (1982)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, France
Duration: 122 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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, intense, exciting ...
Plot: kgb, iron curtain, espionage, undercover, assassination, cold war, politics, danger, dishonesty, journalism, rivalry, government agency ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: germany, east germany, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Russia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Jack Ryan, as a young covert CIA analyst, uncovers a Russian plot to crash the U.S. economy with a terrorist attack.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, espionage, secret agents, terrorism, conspiracy, sniper, undercover agent, surveillance, political conspiracy, undercover, murder, race against time ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, september 11 2001, 2010s ...
Place: russia, london, manhattan new york city, big ben london, pennsylvania ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.1
 211K
Body of Lies (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The CIA’s hunt is on for the mastermind of a wave of terrorist attacks. Roger Ferris is the agency’s man on the ground, moving from place to place, scrambling to stay ahead of ever-shifting events. An eye in the sky – a satellite link – ...
Style: serious, tense, realistic, clever, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, cia, spy, espionage, government agency, intelligence agency, off the grid, torture, danger, bomb, explosion, beating ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, jordan, dubai, turkey, saudi arabia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.2
 936
The Serpent (1973)
Genre: Drama, 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: suspenseful, psychological, realistic, serious, eurospy
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, espionage, double agent, dishonesty, chases and races, escapades, government agency, secret agents, manhunt, danger, conspiracy, kgb ...
Time: 70s
Place: france, russia, europe, germany, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Osterman Weekend (1983)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The host of an investigative news show is convinced by the CIA that the friends he has invited to a weekend in the country are engaged in a conspiracy that threatens national security in this adaptation of the Robert Ludlum novel.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Plot: betrayal, espionage, conspiracy, undercover, murder, family, threat, rescue, voyeurism, manhunt, agent, violence ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Aldrich Ames: Traitor Within (1998)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Fact-based story about a 90's espionage case that was chronicled as the worst case of espionage in US history
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: espionage, alcohol abuse, state affairs, undercover, government agency, dishonesty, life is a bitch, special agents, traitor, fbi, agent, spy ...
Time: 90s
Place: russia, langley virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Russian Roulette (1975)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An RCMP officer is ordered to discreetly take a Russian immigrant into custody in advance of a state visit by the Soviet premier. When his prisoner is kidnapped, the officer is drawn into a complicated assasination scheme.
Plot: cia, hitman, sniper rifle, firearm, conspiracy, spy, christmas, kgb, mafia, explosion, farm, assassination plot ...
Time: 70s
Place: soviet union, british columbia, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.8
 10K
Condor (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Young CIA analyst Joe Turner has his idealism tested when he learns that the CIA has been using an algorithm he developed to spy on American citizens, leading the organization to a terrorist plot that threatens the lives of millions. Inspired by ...
Style: exciting, tense, captivating, twists and turns
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, government conspiracy, murder, investigation, political thriller, danger, crimes, dialogue, twists & turns, fight scenes, weapons, gunfight ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.7
 312
Danger Route (1967)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Jonas Wilde, a British secret agent licensed to kill, wants to resign from his murderous work, but his superiors pressure him into taking on a new assignment-the assassination of a defecting Soviet scientist. In the course of the dangerous mission, ...
Style: eurospy, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Plot: espionage, ship, secret agents, escapades, danger, chases and races, state affairs, fellow agent, one last case, disorder, political conspiracy, working undercover ...
Time: 60s
Place: london, russia, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.6
 58K
Anna (2019)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: France, USA, Canada, Russia
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Beneath Anna Poliatova's striking beauty lies a secret that will unleash her indelible strength and skill to become one of the world's most feared government assassins.
Style: suspense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: female assassin, female spy, cia agent, double agent, female protagonist, cia, murder, kgb, one woman army, model, female agent, lesbian ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, 80s, year 1987, year 1985 ...
Place: paris france, milan italy, bahamas, moscow russia, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Terminate with Extreme Prejudice (1983)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Enrique Chacon kills Oscar Romero, a Catholic archbishop in San Salvador. The CIA calls a special agent, Malko Linge, a ruined prince who lives with an expensive woman - Countess Alexandra - to get rid of this nuisance of a man. He does, with many ...
Style: eurospy
Plot: female nudity, rifle, spy, secret agent, shooting, cia, murder, espionage, explosion, helicopter, secret agents, sexploitation
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.3
 16K
Topaz (1969)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: A French intelligence agent becomes embroiled in the Cold War politics first with uncovering the events leading up to the 1962 Cuban Missle Crisis, and then back to France to break up an international Russian spy ring.
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, psychological, enigmatic ...
Plot: espionage, betrayal, kgb, secret agents, politics, state affairs, undercover, government agency, spy, surveillance, cold war, nato ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1962
Place: cuba, paris france, new york, copenhagen, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: When CIA analyst Jack Ryan stumbles upon a suspicious series of bank transfers his search for answers pulls him from the safety of his desk job and catapults him into a deadly game of cat and mouse throughout Europe and the Middle East, with a ...
Style: serious, exciting, captivating, suspense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, terrorism, agent, espionage, investigation, outsmarting, danger, shooting, intelligence, ex marine, murder, conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.7
 204K
Safe House (2012)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: South Africa, Japan, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A dangerous CIA renegade resurfaces after a decade on the run. When the safe house he's remanded to is attacked by mercenaries, a rookie operative escapes with him. Now, the unlikely allies must stay alive long enough to uncover who wants them ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, rough, intense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: cia, gunfight, espionage, on the run, secret agents, mercenary, corruption, betrayal, who to trust, danger, interrogation, rogue agent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: cape town south africa, africa, south africa, paris france, langley virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.4
 292K
Salt (2010)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: As a CIA officer, Evelyn Salt swore an oath to duty, honor and country. Her loyalty will be tested when a defector accuses her of being a Russian spy. Salt goes on the run, using all her skills and years of experience as a covert operative to elude ...
Style: suspense, surprise ending, twists and turns, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: female protagonist, espionage, cia, spy, strong female lead, double agent, female spy, secret service, agent as target, chase, on the run, secret agents ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, soviet union, russia, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 4.4
 34
.357 Magnum (1977)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 71 min.
Story: American Jonathan "Johnny" Hightower (James Whitworth) works as a contract secret agent for some British-accented guy. He wants Johnny to kill another guy called Clay. Clay is in Hong Kong and then moves on to Tokyo. He walks a lot, has ...
Plot: executioner, espionage, killer, cia, cia agent
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.6
 128K
The Recruit (2003)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Switzerland
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A brilliant CIA trainee must prove his worth at the Farm, the agency's secret training grounds, where he learns to watch his back and trust no one.
Style: surprise ending, twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: cia, spy, double agent, basic training, espionage, betrayal, hotshot hero, rookie, mole, gunfight, dangerous attraction, state affairs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, washington d.c., usa, peru, miami ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Escape to Nowhere (1973)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Who is Anton Haliakov, who has just been abducted by the M.I.5 in London? A Soviet scientist apparently. But sixteen years before the man had another identity, Clément Tibère, and another nationality, French. So what led him to become Russian and ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kgb, espionage, frame up, political intrigue, hospital, cons and scams, chases and races, state affairs, dishonesty, escapades, manhunt, rebellion ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: london, russia, england, alps, geneva switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Killing Machine (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Trained KGB assassin, EDWARD GENN (code name ICARUS), worked years ago as a sleeper agent in America. But when the Soviet Union collapsed, he quickly found himself in a foreign country with no one to trust. Determined to escape his muddled ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kgb, one man army, secret identity, special agents, crimes, confined, deadly, danger, tough heroes, heroes, murder, tough guy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, vancouver british columbia canada, vancouver, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.7
 4K
Black Water (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A deep cover operative awakens to find himself imprisoned on a submarine. With the help of a fellow prisoner and an amateur agent, he must race against the clock to escape the vessel and expose who set him up.
Style: suspense, exciting, serious, captivating, tense ...
Plot: submarine, martial arts, violence, murder, danger, cia, brutality, betrayal, blood, dishonesty, operative, hostage ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s, 21st century
Place: pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 4.5
 1K
Cover-Up (1991)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, Israel
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Mike Anderson, a tough American reporter on a dangerous foreign assignment, finds his own life in jeopardy when he uncovers a deadly labyrinth of political intrigue that threatens the lives of thousands. Dispatched to investigate a mysterious and ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, espionage, military, secret agents, heroes, spy, conspiracy, ambassador, cia, terrorist plot, reporter, state affairs ...
Time: 90s
Place: israel, middle east, tel aviv israel, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
A Dandy in Aspic (1968)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Double-agent Alexander Eberlin is assigned by the British to hunt out a Russian spy, known to them as Krasnevin. Only Eberlin knows that Krasnevin is none other than himself! Accompanying him on his mission is a ruthless partner, who gradually ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Plot: espionage, double agent, photographer, spy, deadly, graphic violence, couples, mole, secret identity, undercover, dishonesty, chases and races ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: west berlin west germany, europe, germany, england, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 4.6
 196
Highpoint (1982)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: James Hatcher embezzles ten million dollars from a joint mafia/CIA operation, leaving them squabbling with each other. Unemployed Lewis Kinney gets caught up in the intrigue, and must try to recover the money, while saving the beautiful Lise Hatcher ...
Plot: cia, falling, chauffeur, helicopter, tower, unemployment
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Born American (1986)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Finland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Three American students vacationing in Finland, cross the border into Russia for fun of it. When they are spotted by the Russian soldiers who are shooting to kill, it's not fun anymore. Captured and thrown in jail, they find it's not fun ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, disturbing, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: prison, kgb, politics, false accusation, prison escape, espionage, prison life, state affairs, life is a bitch, confined, danger, blood ...
Time: 80s
Place: russia, finland, helsinki finland, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Turks & Caicos (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The second movie in David Hare's Johnny Worricker trilogy. Loose-limbed spy Johnny Worricker, last seen whistleblowing at MI5 in Page Eight, has a new life. He is hiding out in Ray-Bans on the Caribbean islands of the title, eating lobster and ...
Style: tense, captivating, serious, suspense, realistic
Plot: island, secret agents, undercover, dishonesty, espionage, state affairs, international crisis, head of state, on the run, cia, businessman, british prime minister ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Dying of the Light (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Bahamas, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Evan Lake, a veteran CIA agent, has been ordered to retire. But when his protégé uncovers evidence that Lake's nemesis, the terrorist Banir, has resurfaced, Lake goes rogue, embarking on a perilous, intercontinental mission to eliminate his ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, track down, espionage, retirement, secret agents, undercover, danger, special agents, revenge, cia, graphic violence, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c., bucharest, romania, kenya
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.9
 125K
Syriana (2005)
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: thought provoking, tense, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: terrorism, cia, capitalism, globalization, politics, corruption, espionage, spy, danger, political unrest, political conspiracy, deal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, lebanon, persia, usa, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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