Movies like The Black Windmill

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The Black Windmill (1974)
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The Black Windmill (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, France
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: psychological, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, agent, spy, murder, ransom, crimes, gang, heroes, hostages, hostage, confined, politics, missing person, betrayal, secret agents, political intrigue, track down, danger, amateur detective, political corruption, chases and races, dishonesty, escapades, deadly, rivalry ...
Time: 70s
Place: paris france, england, london, europe, scotland yard

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Most similar movies to The Black Windmill

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and exciting films with plots about chases and races, danger, crimes, undercover, dishonesty, secret agents and heroes mostly in Thriller, Action and Crime genres. Some movies like The Black Windmill: Billion Dollar Brain (1967), The Jigsaw Man (1983), Bullet to Beijing (1995), Mission to Tokyo (1966), Icon (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Billion Dollar Brain (1967)
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, detective series, eurospy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret agents, private detective, betrayal, murder, kgb, espionage, anti communism, spy, cold war, danger, dishonesty, race against time ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: england, finland, latvia, texas, sweden ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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 ⇓
94%
Bullet to Beijing (1995)
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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting, cynical
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kgb, intrigue, danger, secret agents, state affairs, political conspiracy, espionage, political corruption, working undercover, undercover, save the day, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: russia, asia, korea, europe, st. petersburg russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Mission to Tokyo (1966)
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: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Plot: secret agents, espionage, secret agent, state affairs, special agents, crime, heroes, politics, crimes, gang, chases and races, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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Icon (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 166 min.
Story: A former US Operative, who lived in Russia in his earlier years and had been married there with a child, comes out of retirement to face down a former enemy, now running as a candidate for President in modern Russia. Working with a Russian ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, politics, conspiracy, espionage, uncover truth, special agents, race against time, chases and races, government agency, heroes, danger, secret agents ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 5.2
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Last Run (2001)
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, suspense, tense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, espionage, undercover, on the run, haunted by the past, vengeance, working undercover, rivalry, deadly, secret agents, law enforcement, danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: hungary, europe, ukraine, austria
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 4.8
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Final Approach (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 240 min.
Story: FBI hostage rescue team leader Jack Bender has been sacked for not being a team player, and months later he finds himself in the ultimate hostage nightmare: stuck aboard a plane that's been taken over by a group of well-armed terrorists who ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, terrorism, daring rescue, rescue, race against time, crimes, deadly, heroes, tough heroes, save the day, danger, master criminal ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 6.4
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Killer Elite (2011)
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, tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, secret agents, rescue, secret service, swat team, spy, mentor, revenge, ex military, hostage, assassin, conspiracy ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: london, middle east, england, europe, australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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Soul Assassin (2001)
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: stylized, suspenseful, serious, suspense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: conspiracy, manhunt, undercover, uncover truth, dishonesty, vengeance, workplace intrigue, deadly, espionage, danger, investigation, betrayal ...
Time: future
Place: amsterdam, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Wilby Conspiracy (1975)
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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, racism, on the run, dishonesty, danger, state affairs, betrayal, against the rules, politics, injustice, false accusation, crimes ...
Time: 70s
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Target (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A Texan with a secret past (Gene Hackman) searches Europe with his son (Matt Dillon) after the KGB kidnaps his wife (Gayle Hunnicutt).
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, chase, missing person, father son relationship, espionage, rescue, parents and children, crimes, daring rescue, secret agents, heroes, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: paris france, europe, hamburg germany, texas, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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 ⇓
59%
 5.8
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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 ⇓
58%
Funeral in Berlin (1966)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Colonel Stok, a Soviet intelligence officer responsible for security at the Berlin Wall, appears to want to defect but the evidence is contradictory. Stok wants the British to handle his defection and asks for one of their agents, Harry Palmer, to ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, psychotronic, complex ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cold war, espionage, spy, berlin wall, chase, betrayal, special agents, manhunt, danger, secret agents, crimes, government agency ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: berlin germany, east germany, germany, europe, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 ⇓
57%
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Shadow Man (2006)
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: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, heroes, martial arts, save the day, adventure, undercover, government agency, rivalry, intrigue, secret agents, race against time, danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, romania, bucharest
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 ⇓
56%
 4.3
 4K
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%
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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 ⇓
55%
The Night of the Following Day (1969)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two kidnappers snatch a girl off the streets and imprison her in a remote beach house.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, crime gone awry, chase, cafe, psychopath, murder, airport, cons and scams, stewardess, hitman, disorder, hostage ...
Time: 60s
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Shining Moon (1975)
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: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, hitman, chase, vengeance, danger, government agency, state affairs, deadly, manhunt, secret agents, conspiracy, spy ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Flight of Fury (2007)
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: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorist, bomber, pilot, betrayal, chases and races, soldier, espionage, terrorism, adventure, gang, rescue, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 3.9
 470
The Enemy (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Luxembourg, USA, Germany, UK, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A CIA agent and a geneticist battle to keep a deadly biological weapon from falling into the wrong hands when the weapon's inventor is kidnapped.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: undercover, on the run, save the day, track down, deadly, crimes, race against time, rescue, danger, chases and races, abduction, male female relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: montreal, east germany, montreal quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Witness to a Kill (2001)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Queen's Messenger is called to convey vital dispatches to a highly secretive conference called to combat the activities of modern poachers who threaten the economies of many African states.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret agents, murder, heroic mission, hotshot hero, daring rescue, political conspiracy, dishonesty, undercover, deadly, danger, government agency, bodyguard ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.5
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Hidden Agenda (1999)
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, rough, psychological, tense, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, mystery, dishonesty, crimes, undercover, chases and races, intrigue, secret agents, crime, profanity, conspiracy, graphic violence ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: germany, central europe, eastern europe, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 3.6
 747
Dead Drop (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After surviving a fall from a plane 3000-feet over the ocean, a former CIA operative turned government contractor re-infiltrates a dangerous North Mexican drug trafficking ring to find his own killer. With his memory unraveling, he descends into a ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, danger, undercover, crimes, working undercover, tough heroes, master criminal, chases and races, dishonesty, one man army, revenge, car chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Assassins Run (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Russia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Maya becomes the target of the Russian mafia after her husband, a successful American businessman, is killed.
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: danger, prison life, rescue, gangsters, ballet, frame up, kidnapping, betrayal, confined, crimes, woman in danger, track down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, saint petersburg
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Assignment (1997)
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, tense, psychological, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kgb, espionage, terrorist, frame up, chase, danger, assassination attempt, race against time, politics, car chase, revenge, hitman ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: israel, middle east, virginia, jerusalem, montreal quebec canada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 2.9
 511
Speed (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Action / Foreign / Suspense - Sandeep Malhotra comes to London to convince his girlfriend to give him another chance. Meanwhile, Siddharth, an undercover MI5 agent, receives a CD, which contains the recording of his kidnapped wife, Richa, and is ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic ...
Plot: race against time, hostage, hidden identity, undercover, secret agents, working undercover, danger, crimes, assassination, politics, missing person, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.5
 6K
Arabesque (1966)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Story of international intrigue involving a university professor, an Arab prime minister, a ruthless businessman, a beautiful spy, and hieroglyphics.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, talky, twists and turns ...
Plot: espionage, murder, gangsters, spy, political intrigue, professor, danger, intrigue, politics, dishonesty, investigation, justice ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 70s
Place: england, london, europe, oxford university, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%