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
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 7.8
Strike Back
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45 min.
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Most similar movies to The Black Windmill

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and rough films with plots about danger, heroes, rivalry, deadly, chases and races, crimes and secret agents mostly in Thriller, Action and Crime genres. Some movies like The Black Windmill: Riot (1996), The Elite (2001), Shadow Man (2006), The Assignment (1997), He Who Dares (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Riot
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An heiress is kidnapped during the chaos of a riot.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
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
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System:   95%
    User:   86%
 
 3.7
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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: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: airplane, government agency, hostages, one man army, secret agents, race against time, daring rescue, terrorism, missile, exploding car, terrorist, spy ...
Time: contemporary, year 1987, 2000s
Place: europe, greece, utah, austria, athens greece ...
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System:   86%
    User:   83%
 
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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, suspenseful, realistic, 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:   86%
    User:   100%
 
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, libya, east berlin east germany, montreal quebec canada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   84%
    User:   100%
 
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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, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostages, daring rescue, save the day, crime, heroic mission, woman in danger, tough heroes, confined, danger, soldier, race against time, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   82%
    User:   86%
 
The MacKintosh Man
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: stylized, serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: government agency, secret agents, against the rules, adventure, betrayal, prison, espionage, chase, spy, on the run, race against time, working undercover ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, europe, ireland, russia, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   80%
    User:   66%
 
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, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, assassin, assassination, vengeance, adventure, hitman, mountain climbing, spy, betrayal, murder, revenge, plot twist ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, alps, italy, switzerland, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   79%
    User:   88%
 
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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: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, hitman, vengeance, tough heroes, danger, deadly, dishonesty, cia, revenge, heroes, chase, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   77%
    User:   64%
 
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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, serious, rough ...
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, arc de triomphe paris, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   73%
    User:   67%
 
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, detective series
Audience: boys' night
Plot: government agency, secret agents, adventure, espionage, race against time, terrorism, heroic mission, cold war, spy, workplace intrigue, tough heroes, chases and races ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, finland, europe, latvia, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   73%
    User:   85%
 
 5.7
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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, suspenseful, serious, suspense, rough ...
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:   71%
    User:   75%
 
 4.7
 643
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: suspenseful, serious, 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:   70%
    User:   62%
 
Funeral in Berlin
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK, USA
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, cerebral, bleak, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, cold war, espionage, chase, betrayal, british, hotel, murder, spies, politics, secret service, brainwashing ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: germany, east germany, europe, russia, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   64%
    User:   62%
 
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The Defender
Genre: Action
Country: USA, UK, Germany, Romania
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The global war on terror rages on. When a government official goes missing, Lance, a man with an impressive record of service to his country, finds himself protecting the man who embodies everything he has dedicated his life to fight against.
Style: exciting, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: daring rescue, save the day, terrorism, tough heroes, chases and races, danger, deadly, heroes, government agency, secret agents, undercover, track down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s
Place: romania, europe, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   64%
    User:   77%
 
 6.7
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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, rough, realistic
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, syria, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   63%
    User:   53%
 
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, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: government agency, one man army, secret agents, adventure, daring rescue, espionage, race against time, pilot, bomber, terrorist, rescue, save the day ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   56%
 
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Target
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: secret agents, chase, espionage, kidnapping, missing person, chases and races, undercover, crimes, danger, dishonesty, rescue, special agents ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, france, texas, usa, frankfurt germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   70%
 
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Taken 2
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In Istanbul, retired CIA operative Bryan Mills and his wife are taken hostage by the father of a kidnapper Mills killed while rescuing his daughter.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing
Plot: kidnapping, chase, violence, father daughter relationship, revenge, car chase, torture, hostages, brutality, betrayal, one man army, islam ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: turkey, europe, albania, istanbul turkey, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   60%
    User:   49%
 
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Submerged
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Bulgaria
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Chris Kody, imprisoned member of the US military, is released from prison and reunited with his old team in order to pursue a renegade scientist. The catch, the scientist has developed mind control technology that can make even your friends into ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, stylized, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, martial arts, adventure, government agency, prison, master villain, underwater, one man army, ocean or sea, secret agents, espionage, daring rescue ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   60%
    User:   58%
 
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Juggernaut
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Spain
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A bomber has planted 7 bombs on a transatlantic cruise ship. While a crack bomb squad team try to defuse the bombs the police attempt to track down the mad bomber.
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: adventure, greed, ship, hostages, ransom, surveillance, revenge, ocean or sea, master criminal, death, one man army, secret agents ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, scotland, london, scotland yard, atlantic ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   47%
 
 6.5
 114K
Killer Elite
Genre: Action, Crime, History, 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, suspenseful, realistic, 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:   57%
 
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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: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, terrorism, politics, government agency, one man army, secret agents, special agents, army investigation, ambassador, terrorist plot, cia, reporter ...
Time: 90s
Place: israel, middle east, tel aviv israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   54%
 
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: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: head of state, train, hostages, war, secret agents, adventure, soldier, kidnapping, daring rescue, military life, missing person, battles ...
Time: 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   59%
 
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The Cutter
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A former cop turned Los Angeles P.I. takes on a case of a missing diamond cutter that leads him on an adventure of love and villainy spanning of mob to the present day Jewelry District.
Style: suspenseful, serious, bleak, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, police investigation, criminal's revenge, hostages, one man army, master criminal, private detective, chase, investigation, shoulder holster, rescue, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, germany, usa, los angeles, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   53%
 
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: politics, government agency, secret agents, special agents, witnessing a crime, prison, assassination attempt, espionage, cia, betrayal, chase, manhunt ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, france, germany, russia, east berlin east germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   54%
 
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, rough, realistic, 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:   52%
    User:   60%
 
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: suspenseful, serious, 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:   52%
    User:   60%
 
Avenging Force
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Martial arts expert Matt Hunter was one of the most promising operatives in Army intelligence until his parents were killed by terrorists, and he retired to the family's farm in Louisiana to take care of his 12-year-old sister Sara and their ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, government agency, one man army, secret agents, adventure, wilderness, special agents, espionage, rescue, race against time, survival, terrorism ...
Time: 80s
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   48%
 

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Scorpio
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Cross is an old hand at the CIA, in charge of assassinating high-ranking foreign personalities who are an obstacle to the policies of the USA. He often teams up with Frenchman Jean Laurier, alias "Scorpio", a gifted free-lance operative. ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense, tragic ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: government agency, secret agents, assassination attempt, betrayal, espionage, on the run, mercedes, tragic hero, chases and races, deadly, intrigue, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, berlin germany, washington d.c.
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System:   48%
    User:   49%
 
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Hennessy
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: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: politics, hidden identity, assassination attempt, terrorism, adventure, vengeance, rebelliousness, war hero, revenge, political corruption, political intrigue, political unrest ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, europe, ireland, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   40%
 
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