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Secrets of State (2008)
 6.4
 3K
Secrets of State (2008)
Original name: Secret Défense
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 follow the same methods. Alex and Al Barad are two of them. The former is the head of the D.G.S.E.'s (Direction Générale de la Sécurité Extérieure, the French equivalent of the CIA or the MI6) counter-terrorism unit while the latter reigns over a terrorist network, and both fight using the most ruthless of weapons: human beings.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, serious, suspense
Plot: terrorist, espionage, secret agents, good versus evil, political conspiracy, state affairs, race against time, special agents, confined, politics, working undercover, danger, one man army, dishonesty, deadly, undercover, intelligence agency, terrorism, recruit, counter terrorism, heroes, chess, religions or cults, secret service, manipulations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, realistic, serious and exciting films with plots about danger, state affairs, undercover, chases and races, deadly, dishonesty and terrorism mostly in Thriller, Action and Drama genres. Some movies like Secrets of State: The Fourth Protocol (1987), The Patriots (1994), The Little Drummer Girl (1984), Paris Under Watch (2012), The Foreigner (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 119 min.
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Country: France
Duration: 138 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: suspenseful, realistic, tense, serious
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 80 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 96 min.
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Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, stylized
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Time: contemporary
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Duration: 87 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 6.7
 707
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Genre: Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 139 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 90 min.
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Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic
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 6.3
 536
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Duration: 99 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.7
 908
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 494
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 931
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 582
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Movie in collections
 4.1
 4K
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Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 4.0
 428
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Style: tense, captivating, psychological, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: save the day, political conspiracy, politics, danger, undercover, crimes, dishonesty, rivalry, state affairs, terrorism, murder, assassination ...
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Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.1
 11K
Brake (2012)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Duration: 102 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
29%