Movies like American Roulette

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American Roulette (1988)
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American Roulette (1988)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Carlos Quintas, the democratically-elected president of an unnamed South American country, has been deposed by a military coup. He is in London, the head of a government in exile, rallying international support. He is also a poet of talent and reputation, in love with Kate, his assistant, who has a secret of her own and keeps Carlos at a distance. The generals have a team of professionals in London bent on kidnap and assassination. Hovering around Carlos are two Russians, who may be KGB, an American book publisher, who may be CIA, an elusive Brit, probably from her majesty's secret service, and his own few supporters. Is Carlos doomed? Whom can he trust?
Style: exciting, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: espionage, crimes, revolution, heroes, politics, terrorism, graphic violence, political intrigue, rebellion, on the run, political conspiracy, assassination attempt, danger, political corruption, chases and races, dishonesty, deadly, head of state, state affairs, nudity (full frontal - brief), assassin, kidnapping, president, poet, secret agents ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: london, england

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Most similar movies to American Roulette

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and exciting films with plots about crimes, dishonesty, danger, state affairs, chases and races, undercover and deadly mostly in Thriller, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like American Roulette: The Jigsaw Man (1983), On Dangerous Ground (1996), The Amateur (1981), Full Disclosure (2001), The Salamander (1981). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Jigsaw Man (1983)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Philip Kimberly, the former head of the British Secret Service who defected to Russia, is given plastic surgery and sent back to Britain by the KGB to retrieve some vital documents. With the documents in hand, he instead plays off MI6 and the KGB ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, kgb, cold war, undercover, betrayal, government agency, dishonesty, heroes, crimes, politics, secret agents, chases and races ...
Time: 80s
Place: russia, england, europe, london, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
On Dangerous Ground (1996)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK, Luxembourg
Duration: 165 min.
Story: Vusi Madlazi returns to the South African village he left as a young boy (he was organizing against apartheid, and left in fear of his life) to bury his father. He meets up with his brother Ernest, who tells him their other brother Stephen ...
Style: tense, realistic, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, special agents, state affairs, ira, assassination attempt, tough heroes, undercover, rivalry, gang, government agency, heroes, secret agents ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, hong kong, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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The Amateur (1981)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A researcher for the CIA who convinces his superiors to send him to the eastern bloc in order to avenge the murder of his wife by enemy agents discovers a web of deception underneath his wife's death.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: murder, espionage, intrigue, politics, hostage, against the rules, rebellion, crimes, undercover, government agency, deadly, secret agents ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, czech republic, eastern europe, prague czechoslovakia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Full Disclosure (2001)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A reporter discovers a woman who is a suspected terrorist.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic
Plot: terrorism, undercover, hidden identity, manhunt, government agency, danger, special agents, on the run, chases and races, journalism, federal bureau of investigation, graphic violence ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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 776
The Salamander (1981)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An Italian policeman investigates a series of murders involving people in prominent positions. Left behind at each murder scene is a drawing of a salamander. The policeman begins to suspect these murders are linked to a plot to seize control of the ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspense, captivating, enigmatic ...
Plot: murder, politics, police investigation, political conspiracy, political intrigue, mystery, danger, crime, crimes, political corruption, state affairs, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
The Little Drummer Girl (1984)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: An American Actress with a penchant for lying is forceably recruited by Mosad, the Israeli intelligence agency to trap a Palestinian bomber, by pretending to be the girlfriend of his dead brother.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, tense, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, terrorism, mossad, political intrigue, intrigue, undercover, state affairs, secret agents, deadly, politics, dishonesty, double agent ...
Time: 80s
Place: middle east, germany, greece, england, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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 208
The Fall (1999)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada, Hungary, UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In Budapest, two Americans live together. Adam, a former Manhattan prosecutor at work on his first novel, and Lisa, a cool hard-working financier who idolizes her boss (former Communist turned deal maker, Kovacs) as she tires of Adam's ...
Style: twists and turns, psychological, rough, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: espionage, intrigue, chases and races, dishonesty, crimes, mentally unstable, mysterious character, on the run, dangerous attraction, woman in danger, femme fatale, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: hungary, europe, budapest, budapest hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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 503
Hennessy (1975)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Set in the Seventies, Hennessy is a Irishman who believes in peace, but who has had connections to the IRA. Hennessy's family is killed, and he plots revenge, setting out to assassinate Queen Elizabeth of England.
Style: rough, bleak, suspenseful, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, terrorism, revenge, war hero, assassination, hidden identity, politics, rebellion, fugitives, state affairs, rivalry, heroes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: london, ireland, england, europe, belfast
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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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, talky, exciting, serious ...
Plot: espionage, spy, chases and races, government agency, undercover, dishonesty, state affairs, danger, secret agents, heroes, courtroom drama, vengeance ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: england, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Fourth Protocol (1987)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Plan Aurora, led by Kim Philby is a plan that breaches the top-secret Fourth Protocol and turns the fears that shaped it into a living nightmare. A crack Soviet agent, placed under cover in a quiet English country town, begins to assemble a nuclear ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kgb, espionage, politics, chase, betrayal, race against time, undercover, secret agents, military base, political intrigue, danger, conspiracy ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: russia, england, europe, london, big ben london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Shadow Conspiracy (1997)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Bobby Bishop (Sheen) is a special assistant to the President of the United States. Accidentally, he meets his friend professor Pochenko on the street. Pochenko has time to tell Bishop about some conspiracy in the White House but then immediately ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: political conspiracy, politics, political corruption, on the run, assassination, betrayal, witnessing a crime, intrigue, crimes, assassination attempt, conspiracy, political intrigue ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Crossplot (1969)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A successful London ad-exec hires a beautiful Hungarian girl to pose for some modeling shots, little realising that she has overheard an assassination plot and is now being hunted by some dangerous killers.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious
Plot: murder, rivalry, deadly, espionage, assassination, danger, chases and races, undercover, dishonesty, crimes, life turned upside down, disorder ...
Time: 60s
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The MacKintosh Man (1973)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A member of British Intelligence assumes a fictitious criminal identity and allows himself to be caught, imprisoned, and freed in order to infiltrate a spy organization and expose a traitor.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, espionage, car chase, secret agents, spy, on the run, betrayal, working undercover, undercover, rivalry, danger, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: ireland, russia, london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Art of War 2 (2008)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Agent Neil Shaw is called out of retirement and finds himself in the midst of a plot to assassinate several leading Senators with himself set-up to take the rap for a recent killing
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, assassination, heroes, betrayal, on the run, murder, conspiracy, frame up, political corruption, political conspiracy, protagonist as suspect, secret agents ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Cold Eyes of Fear (1971)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Against a backdrop of Swingin' 60s London a young playboy type "steals" a beautiful Italian girl from her elderly date and suggests she comes back to his place for some good times. "His place" being owned by his father, a ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, stylized, realistic, serious
Plot: home invasion, law enforcement, hostages, danger, crimes, criminal's revenge, sexual content, deadly, rivalry, criminal heroes, dishonesty, stalking ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Honour (2014)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A story centered on a young woman is targeted by her family for an "honour killing" and the bounty hunter who takes the job.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: hitman, track down, crimes, danger, on the run, family relations, woman in danger, parents and children, deadly, family problems, chases and races, woman
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Land of the Free (1998)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A politician's campaign manager (Speakman) discovers that the candidate (Shatner) is a front for a military organization plotting a political overthrow of the government. In trying to expose the candidate's right-wing activities, he puts ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: car chase, terrorism, good versus evil, chase, danger, dishonesty, intrigue, state affairs, espionage, political conspiracy, workplace situations, idealism ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Midnight in Saint Petersburg (1996)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK, Russia, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Harry Palmer heads a private investigation business based in Moscow. His associates are Nikolai "Nick" Petrov (Jason Connery), ex-CIA agent Craig (Michael Sarrazin), and ex-KGB Colonel Gradsky (Lev Prygunov). They take on the job of ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, private detective, chases and races, danger, save the day, rivalry, track down, political conspiracy, dishonesty, undercover, state affairs, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: russia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Impunity (2014)
Genre: Thriller
Country: South Africa
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Investigating the gruesome murder of a cabinet minister's daughter, a special investigator and a local police detective find themselves knee-deep in political corruption and conspiracy, in this sizzling noir thriller set in post-apartheid South ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: uncover truth, police investigation, political corruption, deadly, political conspiracy, crimes, dishonesty, danger, murder, graphic violence, partners, state affairs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.0
 384
Confess (2005)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 89 min.
Story: political thriller that charts the exploits of disillusioned ex-hacker Terell Lessor. A return to New York, coupled with a humiliating attempt at getting a new job, serves as the catalyst for him to take action against those who slighted him in the ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: terrorism, secret agents, prodigy, undercover, dishonesty, rivalry, political conspiracy, political corruption, political intrigue, vengeance, campaign, rebellion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Palermo Connection (1990)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Carmine Bonavia wins election as the mayor of New York on a promise to legalize drugs. After the election, he marries Carrie and goes to his ancestral home of Sicily for their honeymoon. In his hotel, he meets Il Principe, a Sicilian prince who has ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: wedding, society, gangsters, crime, law enforcement, state affairs, dishonesty, politics, nudity (full frontal - brief), rebellion, crimes, campaign ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: sicily, new york, italy, palermo italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, exciting, realistic, serious ...
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 ⇓
48%
The Kidnapping of the President (1980)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A South American quasi-revolutionary/guerilla/terrorist and a misled, admiring girl compatriot manage to kidnap the U.S. President during a diplomatic visit to Toronto. With a nondescript armored truck, crudely yet somehow elaborately rigged with ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, suspense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, kidnapping, hostage, armored car, rescue, race against time, head of state, danger, crimes, secret agents, law enforcement, explosive ...
Time: 70s
Place: canada, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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A Show of Force (1990)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In this thriller, television reporter Kate Ryan de Meléndez investigates the death of two radical Puerto Rican activists, whom she begins to believe may have been framed and murdered by undercover American agents.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, investigation, undercover, mystery, police corruption, journalism, amateur detective, crimes, law enforcement, media, legal, political conspiracy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: puerto rico
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.1
 618
The Next Man (1976)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Khalil is an Arab diplomat who wants to not only make peace with Israel, but admit the Jewish state as a member of OPEC. This instantly makes him a target for a series of ingeniously conceived assassination attempts, most of which he foils with the ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination attempt, idealism, peaceful mission, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence, political conspiracy, price of justice, politics, secret agents, chases and races, undercover, rivalry ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, israel, london, morocco, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Ipcress File (1965)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: This espionage thriller represents a landmark in spy movies introducing the sly, dry intelligence agent Harry Palmer. The story, centers on Palmer's investigation into British Intelligence security. He's soon enmeshed in a world of ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, enigmatic, atmospheric ...
Plot: espionage, cold war, spy, political intrigue, double agent, undercover, investigation, dishonesty, race against time, danger, rivalry, politics ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: england, london, albania, europe, scotland yard ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.7
 753
Rogue Male (1976)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Early in 1939 Sir Robert Thorndyke takes aim at Adolf Hitler with a high powered rifle, but the shot misses its mark. Captured and tortured by the Gestapo and left for dead, Sir Robert makes his way back to England where he discovers the Gestapo has ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination, state affairs, society, chases and races, manhunt, escapades, deadly, politics, crimes, dishonesty, hitman, fascism ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: england, europe, germany, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Who's Got the Black Box? (1967)
Genre: Thriller
Country: France, Italy, Greece
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The widow of a murdered undercover NATO officer in Greece is the prime suspect in his killing. She finds herself embroiled in a bigger conspiracy about the sabotage of U.S. radar installations while trying to prove her innocence.
Style: rough, bleak, suspenseful, exciting, realistic ...
Plot: murder, righting the wronged, whistleblower, snitch, disorder, state affairs, dishonesty, undercover, frame up, obsession, working undercover, false accusation ...
Time: 60s
Place: greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.0
 2K
The Heavy (2009)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Sibling rivalry turned into betrayal between two brothers. One a prime candidate for Prime Minister, the other a henchman for a successful, yet shady businessman. Presented with an opportunity to take revenge against his brother, our anti-hero must ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, gangsters, betrayal, crimes, uninhibited rivalry, vengeance, dishonesty, sibling rivalry, violence, family relations, siblings relations, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Secrets of State (2008)
Genre: Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In France, terrorist groups and intelligence agencies battle in a merciless war everyday, in the name of radically opposed ideologies. Yet, terrorist and secret agents lead almost the same lives. Condemned to secrecy, these masters of manipulation ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, serious, suspense
Plot: terrorist, espionage, secret agents, state affairs, race against time, good versus evil, political conspiracy, deadly, politics, working undercover, danger, undercover ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%