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The Black Windmill (1974)
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: ransom, murder, agent, spy, kidnapping, amateur detective, government agency, gunrunner, terror, vigilante, british, subway, underground, son, revenge, chase, secret, hostages, secret agents, daring rescue, espionage, rescue, missing person, political corruption, woman in danger ...
Time: 70s
Place: scotland yard, europe, paris france, england

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, realistic, serious and suspense films with plots about danger, chases and races, crimes, deadly, heroes, murder and dishonesty mostly in Thriller, Action and Crime genres. Some movies like The Black Windmill: Billion Dollar Brain (1967), Blue Ice (1992), Bullet to Beijing (1995), The Jigsaw Man (1983), Last Run (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, detective series
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cold war, spy, espionage, private detective, murder, kgb, government agency, secret agents, adventure, race against time, terrorism, heroic mission ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, finland, texas, latvia, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.2
 1K
Blue Ice (1992)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An ex-British spy (Michael Caine) helps a U.S. diplomat's wife (Sean Young) and blows the lid off a deadly government cover-up.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, conspiracy, spy, british, murder, secret agents, diplomat, agent, secret, government, cover-up, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: big ben london, tower bridge london
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, cynical
Audience: boys' night
Plot: intrigue, train, kgb, secret agents, betrayal, espionage, political conspiracy, working undercover, car chase, chases and races, danger, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: russia, asia, europe, korea, beijing china ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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: cold war, espionage, kgb, politics, government agency, secret agents, assassination attempt, betrayal, political conspiracy, political corruption, political intrigue, working undercover ...
Time: 80s
Place: russia, england, europe, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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 4.9
 463
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, government agency, secret agents, special agents, manhunt, working undercover, chases and races, undercover, on the run, vengeance, haunted by the past, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: hungary, europe, ukraine, austria
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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, cerebral, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cold war, spy, espionage, berlin wall, chase, betrayal, politics, government agency, defection, secret agents, assassination attempt, manhunt ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: east germany, germany, europe, england, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Eiger Sanction (1975)
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, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, assassin, hitman, assassination, rivalry, vengeance, adventure, secret agents, heroic mission, crimes, danger, mountain climbing ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, alps, germany, switzerland, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.5
 115K
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, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, spy, rescue, secret service, mentor, hostage, secret society, violence, chase, desert, assassination, ex military ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1980
Place: england, london, middle east, mexico, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, airport, chase, cafe, crime gone awry, murder, criminal heroes, crime, hostages, mind game, on the run, race against time ...
Time: 60s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.1
 384
Riot (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An heiress is kidnapped during the chaos of a riot.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, one man army, kidnapping, terrorism, ira, gangsters, adventure, urban ghetto, hostages, secret agents, daring rescue, save the day ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
⇓ 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, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cold war, politics, espionage, chase, betrayal, military base, race against time, undercover, nato, kgb, fighting the system, terrorism ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, russia, europe, big ben london, glasgow scotland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.8
 526K
Taken (2008)
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, suspenseful, serious, entertaining, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, one man army, vigilantism, chase, rescue, daring rescue, danger, car chase, young woman, track down, human trafficking, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, paris france, arc de triomphe paris
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.5
 5K
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, stylized, serious, realistic, psychedelic ...
Plot: espionage, spy, murder, professor, political intrigue, assassination, politics, chase, gangsters, chases and races, crimes, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: england, london, europe, oxford university, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 4.8
 567
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane, hostages, master criminal, one man army, daring rescue, race against time, rescue, save the day, terrorism, hijacking, kidnapping, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, serious, realistic, mind bending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, navy, naval officer, terrorist, car chase, frame up, mistaken identity, kgb, chase, terrorism, politics, government agency ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: israel, middle east, paris france, berlin germany, libya ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 4.7
 645
Jane Doe (2001)
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: on the run, frame up, kidnapping, murder, woman in danger, government agency, hostages, mother, master criminal, protagonist as suspect, secret agents, witnessing a crime ...
Time: contemporary
Place: montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.0
 5K
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: suspense, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, hitman, vengeance, cia, revenge, chase, traitor, tough heroes, danger, deadly, dishonesty, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 4.1
 3K
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, serious, realistic, suspenseful, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, cia, espionage, kidnapping, government agency, hostages, adventure, master criminal, one man army, secret agents, race against time, save the day ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, romania, bucharest
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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The November Man (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An ex- CIA operative is brought back in on a very personal mission and finds himself pitted against his former pupil in a deadly game involving high level CIA officials and the Russian president-elect.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret agents, espionage, cia, undercover, drugs/alcohol, hitman, agent, retired, save the day, tough heroes, danger, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: switzerland, montenegro, usa, chechnya, moscow russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 3.0
 877
He Who Dares (2014)
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, race against time, terrorism, military, hostages, daring rescue, crime, save the day, heroic mission, woman in danger, tough heroes, confined ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.0
 3K
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: suspense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, espionage, kidnapping, missing person, undercover, rescue, secret agents, chases and races, crimes, danger, dishonesty, special agents ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, france, texas, usa, west berlin west germany ...
⇓ 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: clever, suspenseful, realistic, serious, cynical ...
Plot: espionage, cold war, spy, political intrigue, undercover, double agent, government agency, secret agents, investigation, mystery, danger, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: england, london, albania, europe, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.3
 265K
Taken 2 (2012)
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, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing
Plot: kidnapping, hostages, violence, one man army, police chase, albanian, teenage daughter, u.s. embassy, stealing a car, bag over head, danger, boyfriend ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: turkey, europe, asia, china, istanbul turkey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Movie in collections
 4.6
 340
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, serious, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Plot: murder, government agency, secret agents, espionage, crime, intrigue, mystery, political conspiracy, political intrigue, crimes, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: germany, berlin germany, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Road Killers (1994)
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: kidnapping, woman in danger, psychopath, gang, fugitives, on the road, hostages, serial killer, crime, witnessing a crime, chase, mind game ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.7
 29K
Sudden Death (1995)
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: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, one man army, terrorism, explosive, vice president, terrorist, stadium, race against time, ransom, secret agents, tough heroes, chases and races ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: pittsburgh, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.1
 132K
Spy Game (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA, Japan, France
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Veteran spy Nathan Muir is on the verge of retiring from the CIA when he learns that his one-time protégé and close friend, Tom Bishop, is a political prisoner sentenced to die in Beijing. Although their friendship has been marred by bad blood and ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, spy, espionage, rescue, government agency, secret agents, cold war, race against time, political corruption, woman in danger, chases and races, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s
Place: china, berlin germany, hong kong, saigon, cyprus ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.5
 85K
Cellular (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A young man receives an emergency phone call on his cell phone from an older woman. She claims to have been kidnapped – and the kidnappers have targeted her husband and child next.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, tense, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: kidnapping, police corruption, police, race against time, crime, rescue, hostage, mobile phone, chase, one man army, track down, conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: pilot, bomber, terrorist, betrayal, government agency, one man army, adventure, secret agents, daring rescue, espionage, race against time, rescue ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.7
 710
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, suspense ...
Plot: espionage, politics, murder, intrigue, secret agents, vengeance, political conspiracy, political corruption, political intrigue, working undercover, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, czech republic, italy, prague czechoslovakia, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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