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The Bourne Identity (1988)
 6.9
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The Bourne Identity (1988)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 185 min.
Story: An unconscious man is washed ashore on the beach of a small French village during a heavy storm. A retired doctor takes care of the unconscious stranger. When the mysterious man recovers, he can't remember a thing...he does not know his name, he does not know where his flashback memories come from, and he does not know why the access code for an anonymous Swiss bank account is implanted in his thigh. As he seeks his own identity, things quickly become dangerous. There are attempts to kill him, he is well known in first class hotels across Europe, and worst of all, there are strange similarities between his memories and reported actions of the notorious terrorist, Carlos the Jackal.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense, microfilm, intense, talky, interesting, dramatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, amnesia, on the run, memory loss, adventure, terrorism, identity, crimes, heroes, life is a bitch, secret agents, love affair, danger, bank, haunted by the past, chases and races, dishonesty, deadly, hidden identity, race against time, undercover, government agency, uncover truth, agent as target, tough heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: paris france, zurich switzerland, france

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, realistic, serious and exciting films and TV series with plots about chases and races, danger, violence, pistol, undercover, heroes and gunfight mostly in Action, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like The Bourne Identity: Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014), Target (1985), Covert One: The Hades Factor (2006), The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996), Eraser (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Bourne Identity (2002)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Czech Republic
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Wounded to the brink of death and suffering from amnesia, Jason Bourne is rescued at sea by a fisherman. With nothing to go on but a Swiss bank account number, he starts to reconstruct his life, but finds that many people he encounters want him ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the run, tough heroes, escape, amnesia, spy, cia, assassin, car chase, haunted by the past, uncover truth, secret, government agency ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, barcelona spain, langley virginia, hamburg germany, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, France, Spain
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Bourne is brought out of hiding once again by reporter Simon Ross who is trying to unveil Operation Blackbriar, an upgrade to Project Treadstone, in a series of newspaper columns. Information from the reporter stirs a new set of memories, and Bourne ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, espionage, chases and races, manhunt, fighting the system, danger, secret agents, corruption, conspiracy, uncover truth, violence, spy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: langley virginia, europe, madrid, paris france, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Russia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Jack Ryan, as a young covert CIA analyst, uncovers a Russian plot to crash the U.S. economy with a terrorist attack.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, sniper, espionage, terrorism, conspiracy, surveillance, murder, undercover, race against time, helicopter, terrorist, analyst ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s, year 2003 ...
Place: russia, pennsylvania, manhattan new york city, big ben london, afghanistan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Bourne Legacy (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 135 min.
Story: New CIA operative, Aaron Cross experiences life-or-death stakes that have been triggered by the previous actions of Jason Bourne.
Style: exciting, rough, realistic, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, cia, chase, spy, off the grid, on the run, surveillance, assassin, undercover, reporter, manhunt, cover up ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: maryland, virginia, seoul, manila philippines, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Bourne Supremacy (2004)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When a CIA operation to purchase classified Russian documents is blown by a rival agent, who then shows up in the sleepy seaside village where Bourne and Marie have been living. The pair run for their lives and Bourne, who promised retaliation ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, stylized, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the run, cia, tough heroes, manhunt, spy, fighting the system, chases and races, uncover truth, espionage, assassin, amnesia, car chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: europe, russia, germany, italy, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, chase, missing person, father son relationship, espionage, rescue, crimes, parents and children, daring rescue, secret agents, vengeance, haunted by the past ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, texas, usa, france, west berlin west germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Covert One: The Hades Factor (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 160 min.
Story: Academy Award winner Mira Sorvino, Academy and Golden Globe Award winner Anjelica Huston and Stephen Dorff star in this nail-biting tale of action and intrigue about members of an elite undercover team who race against time to locate the source of a ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, rough, suspense
Plot: investigation, terrorism, race against time, undercover, bio weapon, spy, virus, escapades, adventure, chases and races, heroes, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: washington d.c., seattle washington, berlin germany, maryland, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Samantha Caine, suburban homemaker, is the ideal mom to her 8 year old daughter Caitlin. She lives in Honesdale, PA, has a job teaching school and makes the best Rice Krispie treats in town. But when she receives a bump on her head, she begins to ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: memory loss, amnesia, secret service, chase, presumed dead, cia, double life, single mother, female protagonist, rogue agent, female killer, hitman ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, pennsylvania, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 6.1
 96K
Eraser (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: U.S. Marshall John Kruger erases the identities of people enrolled in the Witness Protection Program. His current assignment is to protect Lee Cullen, who's uncovered evidence that the weapons manufacturer she works for has been selling to ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: betrayal, treason, conspiracy, one man army, gunfight, witness protection, witness, arms dealer, on the run, corporate crime, deception, witnessing a crime ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, twentieth century, 1990s, year 1996 ...
Place: new york, usa, washington d.c., california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Assassination (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Jay Killon is the bodyguard of the recently elected US president, but he is assigned to the first lady (Lara Royce). Lara hates Killon so she does all she can to escape. The story complicates when someone tries to kill Lara.
Style: serious, bleak, suspenseful, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: assassination, terrorism, bodyguard, danger, crimes, state affairs, secret agents, chases and races, terminal illness, dishonesty, heroes, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: wyoming, washington d.c., ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.8
 36K
The Gunman (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Spain, UK, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Eight years after fleeing the Congo following his assassination of that country's minister of mining, former assassin Jim Terrier is back, suffering from PTSD and digging wells to atone for his violent past. After an attempt is made on his ...
Style: exciting, rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassin, betrayal, hitman, on the run, chase, espionage, danger, deadly, off the grid, undercover, chases and races, agent as target ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006
Place: europe, africa, barcelona spain, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.1
 72K
Abduction (2011)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A young man sets out to uncover the truth about his life after finding his baby photo on a missing persons website.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, chick flick
Plot: on the run, chase, danger, young heroes, life turned upside down, teenager, cia, hidden identity, chases and races, past, assassin, car chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, pennsylvania, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.7
 32K
MacGyver (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 48 min.
Story: MacGyver is an American action-adventure television series created by Lee David Zlotoff. Henry Winkler and John Rich were the executive producers. The show ran for seven seasons on ABC in the United States and various other networks abroad from 1985 ...
Style: realistic, exciting, stylized, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: spy, gadget, intelligence, crime fighter, one man army, secret agents, adventure, race against time, danger, heroes, chases and races, justice ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 8.0
 64K
Burn Notice (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: A formerly blacklisted spy uses his unique skills and training to help people in desperate situations.
Style: exciting, semi serious, stylized, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, starting over, secret service, uncover truth, adventure, gadget, crimes, chases and races, lifestyle change, secret agents, new job, peril ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: miami, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.0
 4K
Unstoppable (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: Aruba, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The deranged military and former CIA agent Dean Cage is in a rehab program, trying to forget the traumatic loss of his best friend Scott in Bosnia. When he dates with his girl-friend and Scott's sister, Detective Amy Knight, in a dinning ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: antidote, chase, on the run, undercover, heroes, master criminal, deadly, government agency, dishonesty, chases and races, secret agents, working undercover ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, former yugoslavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.6
 42K
Alias (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Sydney Bristow, an agent who has been tricked to believe she is working for the U.S. government, is actually working for a criminal organization named the Alliance of Twelve. Upon learning this, Sydney becomes a double agent for the real CIA.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense ...
Audience: teens, teen drama, boys' night
Plot: cia, secret identity, double agent, spy, female spy, betrayal, deception, secret agents, chases and races, crimes, working undercover, state affairs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 4.5
 680
Killer Wave (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 175 min.
Story: Suddenly the US east coast is hit by a type of natural disaster formerly reserved, except after a major earthquake, for the Pacific and Indian ocean rims: tidal waves of the destructive tsunami type. Scientist and fiction author John McAdams attends ...
Style: serious, bleak, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventure, escapades, chases and races, save the day, forces of nature, secret agents, terrorism, rescue, investigation, race against time, danger, undercover ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 2.8
 458
Hour of Valor (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A Presidential candidate running against the Vice-President plans a trip to the Balkans to negotiate the release of American servicemen being held hostage. Before he leaves, he receives a disk documenting evidence that the Vice-President has been ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, hijacking, terrorism, witnessing a crime, daring rescue, escapades, deadly, heroes, law enforcement, political conspiracy, undercover, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: washington d.c., france
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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XIII: The Series (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 45 min.
Story: After a plot to kill the president of the USA an agent with lost memories tries to recover his life and memories. Others use him to cover up some dirty business involving high ranking officials from the CIA and the White House.
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: memory loss, conspiracy, secret agents, who to trust, secret service, dishonesty, danger, uncover truth, life is a bitch, white house, state affairs, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Wrecking Crew (1969)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When Count Contini attempts to destroy the world's economy by masterminding the theft of $1 billion in U.S. gold, ICE chief MacDonald summons secret agent Matt Helm to stop him.
Style: humorous, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, heist, race against time, master villain, adventure, crimes, danger, undercover, one man army, terrorism, master criminal, escapades ...
Time: 60s
Place: scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.9
 27K
The Double (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The mysterious murder of a US senator bearing the distinctive trademark of the legendary Soviet assassin 'Cassius', forces retired CIA operative, Paul Shepherson to team with rookie FBI agent, Ben Geary to solve the crime. Having spent ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination, investigation, special agents, double agent, crime, ex law enforcer, deadly, hunt down, crimes, espionage, assassin, spy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, washington d.c., paris france, mexico, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
CIA Code Name: Alexa (1992)
Genre: Action, Thriller, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A CIA operative kills a terrorist during a prison break. When a group of terrorists attempts to recover a microchip implanted in the man's body, one of them is captured and convinced by the CIA to work for them as an informer.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, espionage, martial arts, terrorism, undercover, femme fatale, microchip, cia, terrorist, heroes, deadly, strong sexual content ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.2
 140K
Inferno (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Hungary
Duration: 121 min.
Story: After waking up in a hospital with amnesia, professor Robert Langdon and a doctor must race against time to foil a deadly global plot.
Style: exciting, twists and turns, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: danger, ancient mystery, adventure, memory loss, museum, treasure hunt, riddles and clues, chases and races, race against time, religions or cults, amnesia, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: italy, europe, florence, florence italy, istanbul turkey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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The Poseidon Adventure (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 174 min.
Story: A cruise ship succumbs to a terrorist act and capsizes on New Year's eve. A rag-tag group of survivors, spearheaded by a priest and a homeland security agent, must journey through the upside down vessel and attempt an escape.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, christmas, new year's eve, survival, adventure, save the day, chases and races, daring rescue, escapades, couple relations, confined, forces of nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 2.7
 354
Lethal (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A sexy and lethal female mercenary takes on an international syndicate of weapons smugglers run by the Russian Mafia.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, espionage, terrorism, dishonesty, heroes, law enforcement, deadly, government agency, race against time, danger, undercover, on the run ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.9
 93K
Patriot Games (1992)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: When CIA Analyst Jack Ryan interferes with an IRA assassination, a renegade faction targets Jack and his family as revenge.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, cia, assassination, assassin, spy, boat chase, danger, rivalry, family in danger, master criminal, government agency, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, ireland, new england, north africa, scotland yard ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.5
 25K
24 (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Former federal agent Jack Bauer confronts African dictator Benjamin Juma, whose forces have been ordered to capture the children Bauer oversees for malicious military training.
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, exciting, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: heroes, special agents, politics, danger, police corruption, revolution, secret agents, chases and races, political unrest, daring rescue, state affairs, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa, usa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.0
 26K
Above the Law (1988)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Seagal is Nico Toscani, an Italian immigrant, American patriot, ex-CIA agent, aikido specialist, and unorthodox Chicago policeman. He is as committed to his job as he is to his personalized brand of justice: expert and thorough bone-crushing.
Style: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, corruption, undercover, cia, drug dealing, lone hero, crimes, vengeance, law enforcement, dishonesty, deadly, rivalry ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, usa, asia, japan, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.8
 191K
Safe House (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: South Africa, Japan, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A dangerous CIA renegade resurfaces after a decade on the run. When the safe house he's remanded to is attacked by mercenaries, a rookie operative escapes with him. Now, the unlikely allies must stay alive long enough to uncover who wants them ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, twists and turns, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, on the run, corruption, gunfight, mercenary, espionage, betrayal, interrogation, martial arts, rogue agent, microchip, consulate ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: africa, cape town south africa, south africa, paris france, langley virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 4.3
 3K
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: exciting, realistic, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, murder, martial arts, assassination, on the run, deadly, law enforcement, danger, adventure, protagonist as suspect, computers and web, state affairs ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%