Movies like The Great Game

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The Great Game (2015)
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The Great Game (2015)
Original name: Le grand jeu
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Pierre Blum, 40, is a writer who had his time of glory in the early 2000s. One evening, on a casino terrace, he meets Joseph Paskin. This mysterious man, charismatic and manipulative, is influential in the world of politics and persuades Pierre to take on a strange mission that takes him back to a past he’d prefer to forget, and puts his life in danger. In the middle of all this, Pierre falls in love with Laura, a young extreme-left activist. But in this world of subterfuge, who can really be trusted?
Plot: ghost writer, political conspiracy, ex husband ex wife relationship, democracy, hiding place, escape, assassination, divorced man, political activism, political manipulation, police raid, art gallery, french politics
Time: 2010s
Place: paris france

Most similar movies to The Great Game

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, realistic, serious and tense films with plots about murder, telephone call, dishonesty, crimes, investigation, mystery and politics mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Great Game: Based on a True Story (2017), The Woman in the Fifth (2011), Paris Belongs to Us (1961), Tell No One (2006), The Mad Women's Ball (2021). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Based on a True Story (2017)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Poland, Belgium
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A writer goes through a tough period after the release of her latest book, as she gets involved with an obsessive admirer.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, meditative, disturbing, enigmatic
Audience: chick flick
Plot: female writer, female friendship, female protagonist, novelist, obsessed fan, mysterious character, loneliness, friendship between women, based on a novel, deception, poisoning, ghost writer ...
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Woman in the Fifth (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Poland, UK
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An American writer moves to Paris to be closer to his daughter and finds himself falling immediately on hard times.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, twists and turns, sincere, tense ...
Plot: ex husband ex wife relationship, divorce, widow, theft, waitress, mysterious character, estrangement, power relations, artists and showbiz, father daughter relationship, poetry, translator ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
Paris Belongs to Us (1961)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A young woman joins a theatrical troupe where she slowly believes that the director is involved with a secret group and that he is in grave danger.
Style: serious, realistic, stylized, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: conspiracy, mental illness, theater, new wave, dishonesty, state affairs, danger, mysterious character, amateur detective, mystery, investigation, secret movement ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1957
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 7.5
 53K
Tell No One (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: France, UK
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A man receives a mysterious e-mail appearing to be from his wife, who was murdered years earlier. As he frantically tries to find out whether she's alive, he finds himself being implicated in her death.
Style: suspenseful, captivating, psychological, serious, suspense ...
Plot: frame up, investigation, murder, crimes, serial killer, corpse, crime, haunted by the past, disappearance, dishonesty, deadly, grief ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The Mad Women's Ball (2021)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Eugenie has a unique gift: she hears and sees the dead. When her family discovers her secret, at the end of the 19th century, she is taken by her father and brother to the neurological clinic at La Pitié Salpêtrière with no possibility of ...
Plot: female director, hospital, mental institution, grief, psychiatry, self sacrifice, misogyny, female full frontal nudity, rape, medical malpractice
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.8
 676
The Secret (1974)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 102 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: mysterious
Plot: escape, patient, refugee, french military, intelligence, on the run, village, manhunt, sculptor, strangulation, prison escape, secret ...
Time: 70s
Place: france, southern france, south of france
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.6
 786
The Sentinel (1992)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 139 min.
Story: After spending some time with his diplomat father in Germany, a young French medical student returns by train to Paris to resume his studies. He is puzzled by the harsh treatment he receives from customs at the border but doesn't begin to ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: train, investigation, friendship, obsession, espionage, politics, medicine, memory, assassination attempt, state affairs, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, post world war two
Place: paris france, europe, france, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Six Days, Six Nights (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Alice is a promising young artist in Paris. Her boyfriend Franck, a boxer, has just moved in to her attic flat. Then her sister Elsa, a bored housewife, leaves her unfaithful husband Thomas and turns up unannounced to stay with Alice and Franck. ...
Plot: female director, sister, artist, lesbian relationship, boyfriend, boxer, deep cleavage, unfaithful husband, coitus, female nudity, breasts, unhappy marriage ...
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Movie in collections
 6.4
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Nocturama (2016)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In Paris, a motley group of young people engineer a deadly plan to spread shock and awe in the city. Each plays their own role. Then they all hide in a department store, a symbol of the consumerist society they are attacking.
Style: non-linear
Plot: department store, terrorism, plan, telephone call, bicycle, gun, fire, hotel room, shot in the chest, parking lot, hotel, taking a photograph ...
Time: 2010s
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
How I Spent My Summer Vacation (1967)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A man who completes compiling a dossier on a mysterious billionaire begins to get the feeling that he is becoming the victim of a conspiracy.
Plot: helicopter, escape, castle, suspicion, journal, job interview, guard dog, cruise, american, yacht, surveillance, witness
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: swiss alps, mediterranean sea, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
I as in Icarus (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The film's plot is based on the Kennedy assassination and subsequent investigation. The film begins with the assassination of President Marc Jarry, who is about to be inaugurated for a second six-year term of office. Henri Volney, state ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, realistic, serious, political ...
Plot: political conspiracy, assassination, conspiracy, kennedy assassination, government corruption, investigation, crimes, witnessing a crime, uncover truth, political corruption, fighting the system, legal investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: yale university
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Caché (Hidden) (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Austria, Germany, Italy
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A married couple is terrorized by a series of videotapes planted on their front porch.
Style: psychological, disturbing, atmospheric, clever, tense ...
Plot: videotaping, suicide, haunted by the past, surveillance, family in crisis, nightmare, lie, mystery, conscience, dysfunctional family, family secret, childhood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Second Wind (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 155 min.
Story: Gu, a famous gangster, has just escaped from jail. All french police is after him. Before leaving the country with Manouche, the woman he loves, Gu needs a final job to get some money. The job works, but a police's scheming makes Gu appear as a ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: heist, gangsters, criminal heroes, crime, dishonesty, law enforcement, crimes, escaped convict, betrayal, escape, righting the wronged, gangster ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.4
 1K
Lights Out (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: March 1992, in a small town in the suburbs of Paris. During an alcohol fueled party, teenagers discover a body hidden in the bushes of a forest. A body that seems lifeless. Two weeks earlier. Simon, a 16 year-old teenager, has not shown up for ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, tense, bleak, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: missing child, investigation, youth, crimes, social relations, small town, teenage life, high school life, murder, suburbs, high school, rock ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Just a Breath Away (2018)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A strange and deadly mist envelops Paris. A group of survivors finds refuge on the upper floors of apartment blocks and on the roofs of the capital. With no information, electricity, food or water, a couple attempts to survive this disaster and save ...
Style: captivating, suspenseful, exciting, sentimental, tricky
Plot: father daughter relationship, gas mask, survival, natural disaster, mother daughter relationship, old couple, oxygen, dog attack, death of wife, fog, husband wife relationship, elderly couple ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Vanishing Point (2007)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Lucie Audibert, a student of Art History, does research work on Watteau and is certain that a hidden sense that nobody has ever deciphered can be found in a few of his paintings. The further she explores this the more Professor Jean Dussart - for ...
Style: psychological, serious, captivating, mind bending, realistic ...
Plot: mute or deaf, power relations, obsessive quest, teachers and students, couples, mystery, artists and showbiz, performer's life, riddles and clues, celebrity culture, auction, language barrier ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france, brussels belgium, brussels
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.9
 52K
Frantic (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Ford plays an American doctor whose wife suddenly vanishes in Paris. To find her, he navigates a puzzling web of language, locale, laissez-faire cops, triplicate-form filling bureaucrats and a defiant, mysterious waif who knows more than she tells.
Style: neo noir, tense, suspenseful, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: espionage, missing wife, kidnapping, woman in danger, missing person, jazz, rescue, hotel room, doctor, crimes, crime, couples ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.3
 593
State Affairs (2009)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A plane explodes above the Gulf of Guinea. An escort girl is murdered in a Parisian park. Thousands of miles separate these two events, and yet Nora Chahyd, believes there's a connection between them, much to his superiors chagrin. As Nora ...
Style: political thriller, suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough ...
Plot: undercover, investigation, deadly, law enforcement, betrayal, politics, dishonesty, hitman, police detective, murder, political corruption, state affairs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Movie in collections
 6.6
 665
Fire and Ice (1962)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The charismatic, surly son of a wealthy industrialist, Clément (Jean-Louis Trintignant) leads a double life as a member of a right-wing extremist organization. When he’s ratted out after a failed assassination attempt on a prominent politician, ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, french noir, eurospy ...
Plot: politics, assassination, terrorism, state affairs, mentally unstable, graphic violence, society, deadly, battles, political unrest, racism, anti war ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: france, paris france, argentina, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
A Paris Education (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Etienne comes to Paris to study filmmaking at the Sorbonne. He meets Mathias and Jean-Noël who share his passion for films. But as they spend the year studying, they have to face friendship and love challenges as well as choosing their artistic ...
Audience: student film
Plot: film school, friendship between men, coming of age, male friendship, cheating, party, break up, student, suicide, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, friendship, filmmaking ...
Time: 2010s
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 8.1
 48K
The Samura (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Hitman Jef Costello is a perfectionist who always carefully plans his murders and who never gets caught.
Style: neo noir, tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: loner, hitman, gangsters, lone wolves, anti hero, police investigation, jazz, assassination, surveillance, betrayal, chase, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
This Is Our Land (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Pauline, a devoted and generous home help nurse, raises her two children alone, while also looking after her father, a former steelworker. Taking advantage of her popularity, the directors of an extremist political party suggest she become their ...
Plot: countryside, politics, blonde, war game, suit and tie, elderly woman, french politics, training camp, skiing, muslim, internet, white supremacist ...
Time: 2010s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Escape From Raqqa (2019)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Turkey
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Paris, spring 2015. Faustine travels to Syria with her little son to join ISIS; but, once in Raqqa, she soon realizes the hell she is gotten herself into. Her husband Sylvain quickly understands that the French government is powerless to help him, ...
Plot: isis, airport, blood, bus stop, rifle, bus, border crossing, motorcycle, telephone conversation, taxi, checkpoint, surgeon ...
Time: year 2015
Place: syria, paris france, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Simon Killer (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A recent college graduate goes to Paris after breaking up with his girlfriend of five years. His life should be open-ended and full of promise, but he can’t shake his feelings of loss. Being a stranger in a strange land only aggravates his ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, neo noir, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, american abroad, fish out of water, college graduate, disorder, lifestyle, misfit, fall in love, mysterious character, blackmail, love and romance, masturbation
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.6
 2K
Black Heaven (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An innocent young man becomes enamored with a mysterious girl. He is lured into "Black Hole" - a dark, obscure video game world of avatars with deadly serious intentions in the real world.
Style: realistic, serious, mind bending, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: manipulation, suicidal, mind game, escapades, youth, lifestyle, rivalry, dishonesty, obsessive quest, mysterious character, escape from reality, computers and web ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: france, europe, south of france
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The American Friend (1977)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: West Germany, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Tom Ripley, who deals in forged art, suggests a picture framer he knows would make a good hit man.
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, disturbing, serious, captivating ...
Plot: hitman, friendship, assassination, murder, forgery, gangsters, race against time, life is a bitch, couple relations, danger, crime, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976
Place: paris france, hamburg germany, west germany, new york, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.4
 31K
In the House (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A sixteen-year-old boy insinuates himself into the house of a fellow student from his literature class and writes about it in essays for his French teacher. Faced with this gifted and unusual pupil, the teacher rediscovers his enthusiasm for his ...
Style: suspense, odd, enigmatic, witty, disturbing ...
Plot: teacher, high school, student, teacher student relationship, privacy invasion, writers, school, stalking, teen angst, manipulation, manipulations, high school life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.5
 2K
The Workshop (2017)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Antoine has agreed to follow a writing workshop where some young people in insertion must write a black novel with the help of Olivia, a recognized novelist. The work of writing will bring to life the working-class past of the city. Its shipyard is ...
Style: suspense, enigmatic, disturbing, captivating
Plot: novelist, teenager, female writer, summer, youth, sea, aspiring writer, love interest, aggression, writer's life, death threat, swimming underwater ...
Time: 2010s
Place: south of france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Close Enemies (2018)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Driss and Manuel both grew up on the same council estate. An estate where the sense of belonging to your patch is much stronger than the sense of belonging to a country, a nation or a culture... Manuel has assimilated this belonging, and he has even ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, suspense, tense
Plot: police, drugs, father daughter relationship, death, brother brother relationship, crimes, friendship, family relations, danger, murder, childhood friends, telling a joke ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
So Sweet... So Perverse (1969)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Industrialist Jean is living a jet set life in late sixties Paris. Things are not so well at home with his frigid wife Danielle. He meets their new neighbour, Nicole, and they become lovers. But she has a sadistic ex-boyfriend, Klaus, which keeps ...
Plot: legs, unhappy marriage, lingerie, female removes her clothes, assassination plot, husband wife relationship, female nudity, extramarital affair, writing on a mirror, bare breasts, french giallo, nylons ...
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%