Movies like The Mind Benders

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The Mind Benders (1963)
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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 be convinced to act against their strongest feelings. So he agrees to be the subject in an experiment in which others will try to make him stop loving his wife.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: spy, psychology, experiment, brainwashing

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Most similar movies to The Mind Benders

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and suspense films with plots about spy, espionage, secret agents, murder, danger, cold war and surveillance mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like The Mind Benders: The Tenth Level (1976), The Brain-Stealers (1968), Sebastian (1968), Hammerhead (1968), Target for Killing (1966). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Tenth Level (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Inspired by the Stanley Milgram obedience research, this TV movie chronicles a psychology professor's study to determine why people, such as the Nazis, were willing to "just follow orders" and do horrible things to others. Professor ...
Plot: psychology, experiment, obedience, college professor, university, scientific experiment
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Brain-Stealers (1968)
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: mad scientist, eye patch, brainwashing, spy, secret formula
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
 6.3
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Sebastian (1968)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Sebastian is an undisciplined mathematics genius who works in the "cipher bureau" of the British Intelligence. While cracking enemy codes, Sebastian finds time to romance co-worker Rebecca Howard.
Style: eurospy
Plot: mathematician, british secret service, spy, drugged, british intelligence, computer, job interview, morse code, hallucinogenic drug, cold war, cryptography, assassination attempt ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: london, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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 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 ⇓
66%
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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 ⇓
64%
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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 ⇓
61%
Our Mother's House (1967)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Seven British children bury their mother and hide her death, until their long-lost father (Dirk Bogarde) returns.
Style: serious, suspenseful, bleak, realistic, tense ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family problems, estrangement, kids in trouble, single parent, danger, youth, dishonesty, homecoming, parents and children, siblings relations, secret ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.7
 202
Hysteria (1997)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Legendary actor Patrick McGoohan turns his famous character from THE PRISONER upside down as the psychiatrist in charge of an insane asylum. He has connected his inmates into a group mind where they share each other's psychoses, dreams and ...
Style: psychological, psychotronic
Plot: experiment, medical experiment, wheelchair, mental institution, homosexual, masturbation, dance, dancing, falling down stairs, female nudity, psychiatrist, stuttering
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Once Upon a Spy (1980)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Computer genius and chess champion Ted Danson is lured into service by secret agent Eleanor Parker and becomes a reluctant hero thanks to a number of exploits with villainous Christopher Lee and his army of lethal blue-eyed blonde women.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: spy, villain, gadget, gadgetry, secret agent, surveillance, espionage, secret service, nasa, arch villain, magnet, computer ...
Place: houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.5
 186
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
Plot: spy, secret, agent, espionage
Place: west germany, europe, england, austria
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 4.6
 25
A Second Son (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Emily, fifteen years old, pregnant and unable to name the father, starts a video diary to document the effect of her pregnancy on her family. A domestic drama of underage pregnancy soon turns into an extraordinary record of international ...
Style: unusual plot structure, tense, suspense, visually appealing
Plot: government, murder, conspiracy, hunted, religion, secret, chase, disappearance, police, spy, cia, antichrist ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 106
Francisca (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 88 min.
Story: An east german agent is forced to infiltrate student movement of 1968 at Mexico.
Plot: spy, fake identity, informant, secret agents, secret agent, communist
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Executioner (1970)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A British intelligence agent must track down a fellow spy suspected of being a double agent.
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, talky, serious ...
Plot: espionage, spy, adventure, heroes, betrayal, secret agents, crimes, graphic violence, political corruption, working undercover, state affairs, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: england, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Naked Runner (1967)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Sam Laker is an American industrialist, working in Britain, who has just been awarded an international award for industrial design. He is planning to travel to East Germany to attend a trade show and show off his invention, taking his 10 year old ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, microfilm
Plot: assassination, spy, espionage, deadly, danger, undercover, secret agents, child in peril, invention, holiday, intelligence, on the run ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: europe, germany, london, copenhagen, copenhagen denmark ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1965)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: British agent Alec Leamas refuses to come in from the cold war during the 1960s, choosing to face another mission, which may prove to be his final one.
Style: bleak, talky, realistic, clever, contemplative ...
Plot: cold war, espionage, spy, communist, double agent, alcoholic, atheist, court martial, cynicism, iron curtain, grocer, whiskey ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: london, england, germany, europe, east germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 538
End Day (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 48 min.
Story: An exploration into the various ways in which, within the circumstances of one day, civilisation could be brought to an abrupt end..
Style: disaster movie, tense, unusual plot structure, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: disaster film, experiment, end of the world, scientific experiment, epidemic, volcano, tsunami, virus, black hole, meteorite, catastrophe, foreknowledge ...
Time: future
Place: europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.7
 92K
The Experiment (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Das Experiment is a shocking psycho thriller about the potential for brutality that humans hide. Even more shocking is the fact that it’s based on an actual occurrence—a 1971 psychological experiment at Stanford University that was aborted ...
Style: thought provoking, rough, psychological, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: torture, experiment, prison, rape, disorder, surveillance, humiliation, power relations, rivalry, sadism, abuse, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: germany, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Some May Live (1967)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: During the Vietnam War U.S. decoder Kate Meredith is plagued with guilt when her correspondent husband coerces her to pass information to him and the Viet Cong.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: vietnam war, vietcong, dysfunctional marriage, traitor, police inspector, spy, intrigue, covert, extramarital affair, espionage, asian stereotype
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Little Nikita (1988)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Roy Parmenter is an FBI agent in San Diego; 20 years ago his partner was killed by a Soviet spy, nicknamed Scuba, still at large. Scuba is now trying to extort the Soviets; to prove he's serious, he's killing their agents one by one, ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, tense, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: spy, family relations, teenage boy, espionage, investigation, crimes, fbi, parents and children, teenage life, graphic violence, profanity, kgb ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, san diego california, ussr ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.7
 95
Trade Routes (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Bulgaria, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Set against an Eastern European nation's election, in a country that was the most notorious communist dictatorship, the film charts the paths of five characters; An aging CIA officer; A young attractive economic advisor; The ambitious Bulgarian ...
Style: political drama
Plot: u.s. embassy, election, political campaign, democracy, spy, politics, cia
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey, bulgaria
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.4
 53K
The Experiment (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: 20 men are chosen to participate in the roles of guards and prisoners in a psychological study that ultimately spirals out of control.
Style: psychological, rough, disturbing, tense, twists and turns ...
Plot: prison life, prison, experiment gone awry, human nature, psychology, confined, switching roles, violence, prison rape, danger, brutality, security guard ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Fürchte dich nicht (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: No overview found.
Plot: experiment, research, murder, falling from height, pill, politics, sister sister relationship, psychotic, military police, soldier, military officer, military ...
Place: berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 3K
Listening (2014)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Cambodia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: For years, we have tried to harness the power of the human mind… and failed. Now, one breakthrough will change everything. Beyond technology. Beyond humanity. Beyond control. David, Ryan, and Jordan hope the telepathy invention will solve all ...
Style: captivating, intense, disturbing, exciting
Plot: telepathy, mind control, technology, scientist, invention, mind reading, evil corporation, friendship, experiment, surveillance, brainwashing, government ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 105K
The Wave (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A school teacher discusses types of government with his class. His students find it too boring to repeatedly go over national socialism and believe that dictatorship cannot be established in modern Germany. He starts an experiment to show how easily ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, based on true events, philosophical, emotional ...
Plot: teachers and students, fascism, experiment, nazism, high school, dictatorship, teacher, bullying, suicide, against humanity, dictator, anarchist ...
Time: contemporary
Place: germany, europe, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 209
Dirty Wolves (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Two sisters turns in the center of a plot implying wolfram, Nazis, Franco's prisoners and British spies.
Style: serious, disturbing, suspense, suspenseful, psychotronic
Plot: nazism, prisoner, love interest, jewish, nazi, jail, rebellion, spy, third reich, dictatorship, german, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 1940s
Place: galicia, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.8
 66K
The Debt (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Hungary, Israel
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Rachel Singer is a former Mossad agent who tried to capture a notorious Nazi war criminal – the Surgeon of Birkenau – in a secret Israeli mission that ended with his death on the streets of East Berlin. Now, 30 years later, a man claiming to be ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Plot: mossad, war criminal, secret agents, spy, secret agent, moral dilemma, haunted by the past, righting the wronged, spies, war crime, cold war, redemption ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 90s, 1960s, 1990s ...
Place: israel, middle east, germany, europe, ukraine ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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The Dirty Game (1965)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: France, Italy, West Germany, USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A U.S. intelligence general (Robert Ryan) recalls three Cold War cases of Soviet (Henry Fonda), French and Italian (Vittorio Gassman) spies.
Style: microfilm, eurospy
Plot: spy, traitor, military police, berlin wall, secret agent, cold war, defector, espionage, secret agents, vodka, jeep, kidnapping
Place: russia, soviet union, east berlin east germany, rome italy, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 ⇓
33%
 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 ⇓
33%
Final Assignment (1980)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An intrepid television journalist (Genevieve Bujold) sent to cover the Canadian prime minister's visit to the Soviet Union has trouble sticking to her assignment when she unearths a horrific experimental drug trial involving children. ...
Plot: reporter, cold war, children, canadian, prime minister, journalism, escape, suit and tie, assignment, telephone, steroids, experiment
Place: ussr, russia, soviet union, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%