Movies like Istanbul Express

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Istanbul Express (1968)
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Istanbul Express (1968)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Turkey, Serbia, Italy, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An art dealer on a special mission is pulled into dangerous intrigue while railway detective Cheval tries to help and pursues criminals on the Istanbul Express.
Plot: train, intrigue, inspector, railway, secret agents, auction, secret agent, crimes, crime
Place: paris france, istanbul turkey

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Most similar movies to Istanbul Express

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and rough films with plots about train, danger, murder, chases and races, crimes, heroes and escapades mostly in Drama, Thriller and Adventure genres. Some movies like Istanbul Express: Last In, First Out (1978), Stop Train 349 (1963), Prescription: Murder (1968), Romance on the Orient Express (1985), Maroc 7 (1967). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Last In, First Out (1978)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A woman on a train becomes the center of attention when she is mistaken for a spy by opposing factions who are traveling on the same line.
Plot: train travel, journalist, corporation, train, passport, passenger, espionage, intrigue, train ride
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Stop Train 349 (1963)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Roaring across the danger zone of europe...A sealed international express, with a human cargo that can explode a continent!
Plot: train, cold war, refugee, manhunt, stowaway, border, train ride, iron curtain, train travel
Place: east germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
Prescription: Murder (1968)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A psychiatrist uses a patient he is having an affair with to help him kill his wife, but his perfect alibi may come apart at the hands of a seemingly befuddled LAPD lieutenant.
Style: suspenseful, clever, talky, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, infidelity, police investigation, alibi, investigation, psychiatrist, swimming pool, police detective, mistress, couples, uncover truth, crimes ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles, acapulco mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Romance on the Orient Express (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Lily, an American traveling on the famous Orient Express train from Venice to Paris, suddenly runs into her former lover, Alex, whom they met and had a tender romance 10 years earlier while vacationing in France which ended abruptly when he walked ...
Plot: train, flashback, love, male female relationship, railway
Place: venice, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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 5.0
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Maroc 7 (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The lady of a top fashion magazine doubles as a jewel thief and becomes involved in Moroccan intrigue.
Style: stylized, rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: intrigue, espionage, spy, criminal heroes, witnessing a crime, gang, dishonesty, deadly, partners, split personality, undercover, physical appearance ...
Time: 60s
Place: morocco
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
To Commit a Murder (1967)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: France, West Germany, Italy
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A writer gets wrapped up in espionage.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Plot: kidnapping, espionage, spy, danger, state affairs, undercover, chases and races, heroes, crimes, dishonesty, graphic violence, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Guyana: Cult of the Damned (1979)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico, Panama, Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This horrific dramatization of the Guyana tragedy traces the steps of Reverend Jim Jones, a highly charismatic, but profoundly paranoid clergyman, who after years of evangelism and good deeds, begins his own church in the mid-western United States. ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, thought provoking, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, cult, religions or cults, social relations, psychopath, mate swapping, deadly, life is a bitch, society, clergy, historical figure, paranoia ...
Time: 70s
Place: caribbean, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Max Is Missing (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Peru
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A boy and his dad take a trip to Peru, but when they are accidentally separated he is given a mysterious mask that makes him a target for ruthless tomb raiders.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: escapades, adventurer, on the run, heroes, danger, treasure hunt, family life, friendship, train, adventure, family, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: peru
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Terror Express (1980)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Three thugs commandeer a couple of cars on a moving train and spread terror among the passengers.
Style: cult film
Plot: train, murder, rape, gang rape, father daughter incest, criminal, terror, railway station, female nudity, prostitute, anal rape, gun ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 3.8
 549
Final Run (1999)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The Grand Royale is a new high-tech passenger train with a computerized engine. On its maiden voyage, it suffers a severe technical failure, killing the controller and gradually increasing its already high speed, at the rate of 2 more miles per ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Plot: train, runaway train, forces of nature, danger, escapades, crimes, adventure, androids and robots, rescue, rivalry, confined, on the run ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The August without Emperor (1978)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Taking the Chilean coup as an example, a group of young officers plan to overthrow the Japanese government on V-J Day. They aim to abolish the post-war constitution, restore the national army and revive the traditional spirit of Japan. As the ...
Plot: train, race against time, bomb, journalist, torture, operation, coup d'etat, train travel, army, code name, train ride, suicide
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 27K
Runaway Train (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A hardened convict and a younger prisoner escape from a brutal prison in the middle of winter only to find themselves on an out-of-control train with a female railway worker while being pursued by the vengeful head of security.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, rough, suspense, intense ...
Plot: train, chases and races, train ride, prison warden, wilderness, survival, secret hideout, race against time, save the day, adventure, prison escape, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.3
 749
Passenger (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The film narrates how two guys, Sathyanath and Adv. Nandan Menon, who never had anything to do with one another, come into each others lives and what all things happen consequently.
Plot: tv reporter, social injustice, passenger, kidnapping, train, stranger, politician, lawyer, conspiracy, tv news, train travel, malayalam ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The 15:17 to Paris (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In August 2015, an ISIS terrorist boarded train #9364 from Brussels to Paris. Armed with an AK-47 and enough ammo to kill more than 500 people, the terrorist might have succeeded except for three American friends who refused to give in to fear. One ...
Style: tense, psychological, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: terrorism, classroom, train, terrorist group, friendship, terrorist, military, faith, wound, crimes, brutality, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2015, 2000s, 2010s
Place: paris france, france, rome italy, afghanistan, sacramento california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Cassandra Crossing (1976)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 129 min.
Story: The Cassandra Crossing is an all-star disaster spectacular telling of the terrifying odyssey of 1000 doomed passengers trapped aboard a plague-infested train. A terrorist infected with a deadly virus boards the Stockholm to Geneva Express and ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train crash, survival, plague, terrorism, drug dealing, save the day, train, catastrophe, race against time, isolation, terrorist, danger ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: europe, sweden, poland, germany, switzerland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Wijster (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 90 min.
Story: On 2 December 1975, a journalist is one of many passengers on the slow train that is kidnapped near Wijster by young South Moluccans. After some terrifying moments, he makes contact with the hijackers and starts acting as their go-between. ...
Plot: hostage situation, female director, murder, abduction, execution, hostage, railway station, phone booth, train
Place: netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 3.9
 131
Caribe (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Thriller, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Prepare to get tangled in the jungles of Belize when an arms smuggler loses her partner in a deadly shootout and finds herself on the run in the tropics of Central America. Helen is an amateur, making her money as an illegal arms trader to Central ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: jungle, smuggling, agent, special agents, chase, secret agents, graphic violence, embezzlement, stalking, crimes, rivalry, undercover ...
Time: 80s
Place: central america
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Mr. Kingstreet's War (1971)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: South Africa
Duration: 92 min.
Story: No overview found.
Plot: world war two, italian soldier, hunter, wildlife
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Calcutta Mail (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Avinash(Anil Kapoor) went to Calcutta for no reason. After meeting with Reema (Rani Mukherjee), he starts having flashbacks about his past and his son. His inquiries take him to Bombay via the Calcutta Mail, and this is where he will find out ...
Plot: train, politician, railway station, murder, child abduction, flashback, off screen murder, flashback sequence
Place: kolkata
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Hindenburg (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: In this highly speculative historical thriller, Colonel Franz Ritter (George C. Scott), a former hero pilot now working for military intelligence, is assigned to the great Hindenburg airship as its chief of security. As he races against the clock to ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic, surprise ending ...
Plot: catastrophe, zeppelin, conspiracy, race against time, danger, airplane, adventure, political conspiracy, landing, air disaster, chaos and mayhem, state affairs ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1937, 70s ...
Place: new jersey, germany, usa, europe, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Cape Town Affair (1967)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: South Africa
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A color remake of the Sam Fuller film, Pickup on South Street.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, neo noir
Plot: secret agents, bus, heroes, undercover, adventure, dishonesty, rivalry, escapades, intrigue, on the run, criminal heroes, espionage ...
Time: 60s
Place: africa, south africa, cape town south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.9
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The Sunrise (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A train driver has a rival in his godson for his wife. During a crisis on the train, he refuses to kill him or let him die in a crash.
Plot: train, runaway train, love affair, truck, rain, engineer, chase, drunk, jealousy, tank, friend, fight ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Hour of Valor (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A Presidential candidate running against the Vice-President plans a trip to the Balkans to negotiate the release of American servicemen being held hostage. Before he leaves, he receives a disk documenting evidence that the Vice-President has been ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, one man army, state affairs, political conspiracy, deadly, race against time, secret agents, save the day, danger, law enforcement, adventure, undercover ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Meat (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A young woman is awakened to a world of cruelty, shadowy passions and sensuality.
Style: experimental
Plot: gynecological exam, inspector, butcher, female director, sex, urination, female full frontal nudity, murder, female nudity, woman urinating, male nudity, urinating on someone ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Holmes & Watson: Madrid Days (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Film based on the characters of the English writer Arthur Conan Doyle. It tells a hypothetical meeting in Madrid between the legendary detective Sherlock Holmes and Jack the Ripper.
Plot: corpse, book, knife, murder, train, victim, doctor, forensic, forensics, cabaret, carriage, poem ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Ghost and the Darkness (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Sir Robert Beaumont is behind schedule on a railroad in Africa. Enlisting noted engineer John Henry Patterson to right the ship, Beaumont expects results. Everything seems great until the crew discovers the mutilated corpse of the project's ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, tense, serious, scenic ...
Plot: dangerous animal, survival, adventure, jungle, danger, colonialism, lion, adventurer, obsessive quest, heroes, culture clash, bridge ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: africa, kenya, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.2
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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 ⇓
29%
 6.3
 976
The Serpent (1973)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 113 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: psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic, eurospy
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, espionage, soviet spy, double agent, kgb, undercover, escapades, mind game, rivalry, secret agents, danger, political intrigue ...
Time: 70s
Place: france, russia, europe, germany, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.2
 595
Max & Jeremie (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Even among bombers and murderers, there is a social ladder, a hierarchy to climb. Jeremie is a mere bomber who blows up people and places for mobsters in Paris. He may not look it, scruffy lad that he is, but he is a sensitive fellow, and he feels ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, stylized, serious, realistic
Plot: gangsters, retiring, graphic violence, crime, crimes, criminal heroes, deadly, danger, hitman, female director, explosion, gangster ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Boarding Gate (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Luxembourg, Hong Kong
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A sordid and complex series of events unfolds when an ex-prostitute becomes involved with a couple in Hong Kong.
Style: realistic, tense, psychological, captivating, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, prostitute, drug dealing, murder, manipulation, femme fatale, love affair, hitman, infidelity, on the run, crimes, bondage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, hong kong, europe, asia, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%