Movies like The Black Windmill

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The Black Windmill
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A British agent's son is kidnapped and held for a ransom of diamonds. The agent finds out that he can't even count on the people he thought were on his side to help him, so he decides to track down the kidnappers himself.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, psychological
Audience: boys' night
Plot: amateur detective, government agency, hostages, secret agents, daring rescue, kidnapping, espionage, ransom, murder, agent, spy, rescue, missing person, political corruption, woman in danger, tough heroes, gunrunner, terror, vigilante, british, subway, underground, son, revenge, chase ...
Time: 70s
Place: scotland yard, europe, paris france, england
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Taken
Action, Crime, Thriller
France, USA
93 min.
 7.8
Don
Action, Crime, Thriller
India
175 min.
 7.8
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Most similar movies to The Black Windmill

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and rough films with plots about crimes, chases and races, deadly, danger, heroes, undercover and secret agents mostly in Thriller, Action and Crime genres. Some movies like The Black Windmill: Billion Dollar Brain (1967), Riot (1996), Bullet to Beijing (1995), The Assignment (1997), Last Run (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Billion Dollar Brain
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A former British spy stumbles into in a plot to overthrow Communism with the help of a supercomputer. But who is working for whom?
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, detective series
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, government agency, adventure, secret agents, cold war, spy, race against time, terrorism, heroic mission, workplace intrigue, tough heroes, chases and races ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, finland, europe, latvia, russia ...
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System:   95%
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 5.1
 384
Riot
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An heiress is kidnapped during the chaos of a riot.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, urban ghetto, adventure, gangsters, hostages, one man army, secret agents, daring rescue, kidnapping, save the day, missing person, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
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System:   76%
    User:   88%
 
Bullet to Beijing
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, Russia, Canada, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When long-time British agent Harry Palmer loses his job because the Cold War is over, he's promptly approached by a Russian bossman, Alex. In St. Petersburg Alex tells Harry of his plan for Russia's future, which is threatened because a ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, cynical
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret agents, betrayal, espionage, intrigue, train, political conspiracy, working undercover, car chase, chases and races, danger, dishonesty, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: asia, europe, korea, russia, st. petersburg russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   74%
    User:   72%
 
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The Assignment
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Jack Shaw (DONALD SUTHERLAND) has experienced the terror first-hand. He's a top CIA agent who's tracked international killer-for-hire Carlos "The Jackal" Sanchez for over twenty years and barely survived Carlos' devastating ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, tense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, chase, terrorism, car chase, spy, hitman, violence, revenge, politics, spies, twists & turns, secrets ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: israel, middle east, paris france, berlin germany, virginia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   71%
    User:   66%
 
 4.9
 463
Last Run
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, Hungary
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Frank Banner used to specialize in helping Soviet spies defect safely to the West. Banner's wife was shot to death aiding such an escape. Now, with the Cold War over, Banner is called upon to safely escort an ex-K.G.B. man who is wanted dead by ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: government agency, secret agents, special agents, espionage, manhunt, working undercover, chases and races, undercover, on the run, vengeance, haunted by the past, crime ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, hungary, austria, ukraine
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   63%
    User:   71%
 
 3.0
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He Who Dares
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: On Christmas Eve a group of ruthless masked terrorists kidnap the Prime Ministers daughter, fortifying themselves in an underground car park rigged with explosives. Crack SAS operative Chris Lowe and his team are sent in and must take the building ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostages, daring rescue, crime, save the day, heroic mission, woman in danger, tough heroes, confined, danger, soldier, race against time, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   68%
 
 4.1
 3K
Shadow Man
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Romania
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An intelligence operative discovers that no one is what they seem in the shadowy world of espionage.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, government agency, hostages, adventure, master criminal, one man army, espionage, secret agents, cia, race against time, kidnapping, save the day ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, romania, bucharest
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   50%
 
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The Grid
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 266 min.
Story: A team of American and British counter-terrorists are tasked with stopping a terrorist cell who's operating on a global level.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, politics, government agency, secret agents, special agents, espionage, investigation, counter terrorism, cia, fbi, race against time, save the day ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london, chicago illinois, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   70%
 
 5.7
 29K
Sudden Death
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: International action superstar Jean Claude Van Damme teams with Powers Boothe in a Tension-packed, suspense thriller, set against the back-drop of a Stanley Cup game.Van Damme portrays a father whose daughter is suddenly taken during a championship ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, terrorism, one man army, martial arts, lone hero, fight scenes, secret agents, explosions, assassin, secret service, violence, stadium ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: pittsburgh, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   60%
 
 6.5
 115K
Killer Elite
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Based on a shocking true story, Killer Elite pits two of the world’s most elite operatives—Danny, an ex-special ops agent and Hunter, his longtime mentor—against the cunning leader of a secret military society. Covering the globe from ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, hostage, spy, secret service, assassination, mentor, mercenary, chase, secret society, car chase, violence, desert ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1980
Place: england, london, middle east, europe, australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   67%
 
The Eiger Sanction
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A classical art professor and collector, who doubles as a professional assassin, is coerced out of retirement to avenge the murder of an old friend.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, surprise ending, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, assassin, assassination, vengeance, hitman, adventure, mountain climbing, spy, betrayal, murder, revenge, plot twist ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, germany, alps, switzerland, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   57%
 
Mission to Tokyo
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: US 24, an American Navy base in a small island in the Pacific, is annihilated. Hubert Bonisseur de la Bath, a French aristocrat that is also a secret agent, OSS 117, is sent to Tokyo to investigate who did it. Soon, he finds out that a cypher girl ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, exciting
Plot: government agency, college, secret agents, crime, island, betrayal, espionage, infidelity, political corruption, secret agent, dishonesty, undercover ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   57%
 
The Jigsaw Man
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: politics, government agency, secret agents, assassination attempt, espionage, betrayal, cold war, political conspiracy, political corruption, political intrigue, working undercover, chases and races ...
Time: 80s
Place: russia, england, europe, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   52%
 
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Flight of Fury
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, Romania, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: John, is sent in to recover a stolen Stealth Bomber. His trusty sidekick Rojar and John's ever faithful Jessica, fight the rebel forces of Banansistan, led by the vivacious Ellianna.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: government agency, one man army, secret agents, adventure, daring rescue, espionage, race against time, terrorist, pilot, bomber, rescue, save the day ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   60%
 
 3.7
 450
The Elite
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After the murder of their families by a terrorist bomb, five young adults are trained as a hi-tech, anti-terrorist team with a mission to search and destroy high-profile terrorist groups.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: airplane, government agency, hostages, one man army, secret agents, race against time, daring rescue, terrorism, spy, exploding car, terrorist, missile ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, year 1987
Place: europe, greece, utah, washington d.c., battleship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   42%
 
 6.0
 5K
Shining Moon
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Mike Locken is one of the principle members of a group of freelance spies. A significant portion of their work is for the C.I.A. and while on a case for them one of his friends turns on him and shoots him in the elbow and knee. His assignment, to ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, hitman, vengeance, tough heroes, danger, deadly, dishonesty, revenge, cia, heroes, chase, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   56%
 
 4.7
 645
Jane Doe
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A woman's son is snatched and she must follow his kidnappers’ instructions to get him back. But when she’s framed for murder by a government department, she must take them on at their own game to ensure her son's survival.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: government agency, hostages, master criminal, protagonist as suspect, secret agents, on the run, witnessing a crime, frame up, kidnapping, murder, race against time, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   50%
 
 4.6
 340
Hidden Agenda
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A young medical student travels to Berlin to investigate the apparent death of his brother and discovers a secret life of espionage, betrayal and murder at the highest levels.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Plot: government agency, secret agents, espionage, crime, intrigue, mystery, political conspiracy, political intrigue, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: germany, berlin germany, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   48%
 
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Taken
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: While vacationing with a friend in Paris, an American girl is kidnapped by a gang of human traffickers intent on selling her into forced prostitution. Working against the clock, her ex-spy father must pull out all the stops to save her. But with his ...
Style: exciting, realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, vigilantism, prostitution, chase, vengeance, torture, father daughter relationship, revenge, violence, cia, car chase, one man army ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, paris france, arc de triomphe paris
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   42%
 
 4.4
 1K
Cover-Up
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, Israel
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Mike Anderson, a tough American reporter on a dangerous foreign assignment, finds his own life in jeopardy when he uncovers a deadly labyrinth of political intrigue that threatens the lives of thousands. Dispatched to investigate a mysterious and ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, terrorism, politics, government agency, one man army, secret agents, special agents, army investigation, terrorist plot, ambassador, cia, reporter ...
Time: 90s
Place: israel, middle east, tel aviv israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   42%
 
The Detonator
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Romania
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Sonni Griffith, a top US Secret Agent must protect a witness as he crosses Europe.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: government agency, master criminal, adventure, master villain, secret agents, special agents, witnessing a crime, espionage, on the run, race against time, save the day, terrorism ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   53%
 
 4.3
 3K
Art of War 2
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: twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: protagonist as suspect, secret agents, assassination, betrayal, political corruption, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, heroes, undercover, frame up, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   38%
 
 5.7
 710
The Amateur
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Plot: secret agents, espionage, vengeance, political conspiracy, political corruption, political intrigue, working undercover, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, rivalry, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, czech republic, italy, eastern europe, prague czechoslovakia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   41%
 
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Casablanca Express
Genre: Action, Thriller, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 85 min.
Story: It is 1942 and the conflict between the U.S. and Germany is getting heated, U.S. Intelligence soon discovers that the Natzis are planning to capture Winston Churchill. In order to protect him they send commando Al Cooper to guard Churchill who is ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: head of state, train, war, hostages, secret agents, adventure, soldier, kidnapping, daring rescue, military life, missing person, battles ...
Time: 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   36%
 
The Wilby Conspiracy
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Having spent 10 years in prison for nationalist activities, Shack Twala is finally ordered released by the South African Supreme Court but he finds himself almost immediately on the run after a run-in with the police. Assisted by his lawyer Rina Van ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fighting the system, politics, fugitives, secret agents, on the run, against the rules, police, terrorism, interracial relations, racism, custody, false accusation ...
Time: 70s
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   46%
 
Soul Assassin
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Action
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Kevin Burke a young executive for a multinational investment bank, is a rising star in the Rotterdam office. Rewarded for his perceptive eye and mastery of foreign languages, Kevin receives the promotion he has been working for - a coveted spot on ...
Style: serious, stylized, realistic, suspenseful, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination attempt, bank, crime, betrayal, espionage, investigation, manhunt, vengeance, hitman, murder, workplace intrigue, tough heroes ...
Time: future
Place: netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   39%
 
Company Business
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An aging agent is called back by "the Company" to run a hostage trade of a Soviet spy for an American agent.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: politics, government agency, secret agents, special agents, prison, witnessing a crime, assassination attempt, espionage, cia, betrayal, chase, manhunt ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, france, germany, russia, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   45%
 
Shadow Conspiracy
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, realistic, rough, idiotic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination, conspiracy, chase, assassin, betrayal, president, politics, secret service, corruption, government agency, murder, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   42%
 

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Diplomatic Siege
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Steve Mitchell is clandestinely sent to the US embassy in Bucharest, Romania to disarm a nuclear bomb that has secretly remained in the building since the end of the Cold War, little does he know that other problems will soon erupt. He must ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: politics, government agency, hostages, one man army, secret agents, special agents, terrorism, race against time, rescue, save the day, heroic mission, hijacking ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, romania, bucharest
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System:   39%
    User:   42%
 
The Road Killers
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After a young boy is almost runover by a maniac on a highway, a re-encounter and confrontation by the boy's father with the driver sets off conflicts with a carful of maniacs.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, road movie
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fugitives, on the road, hostages, serial killer, crime, witnessing a crime, chase, mind game, kidnapping, on the run, rescue, woman in danger ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   36%
 
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