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The Bourne Identity (1988)
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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: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, suspense, microfilm, intense, talky, interesting, dramatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: amnesia, espionage, on the run, identity, adventure, bank, government agency, terrorism, secret agents, mission of murder, lovers, hitman, ambush, race against time, uncover truth, assassin, haunted by the past, memory loss, tough heroes, chases and races, spy, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, undercover ...
Time: 80s
Place: zurich switzerland, paris france, france

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and exciting films and TV series with plots about chases and races, danger, undercover, espionage, secret agents, spy and heroes mostly in Action, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like The Bourne Identity: Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014), Covert One: The Hades Factor (2006), Target (1985), Mission: Impossible (1966), The Long Kiss Goodnight (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: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, twists and turns, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the run, tough heroes, escape, amnesia, assassin, uncover truth, car chase, haunted by the past, memory loss, government agency, secret agents, spy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, barcelona spain, hamburg germany, langley virginia, europe ...
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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, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, cia, chases and races, manhunt, fighting the system, corruption, danger, tough heroes, spy, secret agents, on the run, assassin ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: langley virginia, madrid, europe, moscow russia, paris france ...
⇓ 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: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, cia, sniper, secret agents, conspiracy, surveillance, u.s. marine, murder, heroes, terrorism, air disaster, analyst ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s, year 2003 ...
Place: russia, pennsylvania, manhattan new york city, afghanistan, moscow russia ...
⇓ 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, suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, cia, chase, assassin, wolf, tracking device, spy, hunted, suicide by gunshot, laptop, fake id, false passport ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: maryland, manila philippines, virginia, the philippines, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Bourne Supremacy (2004)
Genre: Action, 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, suspense, stylized, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the run, manhunt, cia, tough heroes, fighting the system, spy, sniper, uncover truth, amnesia, espionage, assassin, car chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: europe, germany, russia, italy, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: suspenseful, serious, exciting, rough, suspense
Plot: spy, virus, undercover, investigation, race against time, terrorism, bio weapon, plague, chases and races, terror, adventure, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: maryland, seattle washington, berlin germany, paris france, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 6.0
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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: 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 ⇓
24%
Mission: Impossible (1966)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Mission: Impossible is an American television series that was created and initially produced by Bruce Geller. It chronicles the missions of a team of secret government agents known as the Impossible Missions Force. In the first season, the team is ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventure, secret agent, espionage, undercover, iron curtain, secret agents, heroic mission, working undercover, chases and races, heroes, master villain, save the day ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: france, europe, eastern europe, east germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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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, suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: memory loss, amnesia, chase, female killer, hitman, rogue agent, female protagonist, teacher, single mother, escape, hostage, timebomb ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, pennsylvania, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The Six Million Dollar Man (1974)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Six Million Dollar Man is an American television series about a former astronaut with bionic implants working for a fictional government office known as OSI. The series is based on the Martin Caidin novel Cyborg, which was the series's ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, disturbing, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: superhero, adventure, androids and robots, superhuman powers, chases and races, escapades, investigation, crimes, government agency, superior, espionage, danger ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 5.8
 35K
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassin, hitman, betrayal, on the run, espionage, chase, chases and races, danger, deadly, dishonesty, heroes, undercover ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006
Place: europe, africa, barcelona spain, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.6
 41K
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, stylized
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: cia, double agent, spy, secret agents, secret identity, martial arts, secret movement, female spy, betrayal, espionage, undercover, female killer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 8.0
 63K
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: suspenseful, semi serious, realistic, exciting, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, spy, explosion, starting over, adventure, private investigator, secret agents, save the day, uncover truth, chases and races, crimes, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: miami, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 7.5
 12K
Legends (2014)
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Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Working for the FBI's Deep Cover Operations division, Martin Odum can transform himself into a different person -- whether it's an assignment as a Serbian extremist, a corrupt Chicago police officer, a British special forces colonel, or a ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns, realistic ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, on the run, antidote, government agency, master criminal, secret agents, special agents, investigation, manhunt, race against time, terrorism, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, former yugoslavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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, danger, uncover truth, dishonesty, life is a bitch, who to trust, secret service, chases and races, state affairs, cia agent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.3
 25K
Covert Affairs (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A young CIA operative, Annie Walker, is mysteriously summoned to headquarters for duty as a field operative. While Annie believes she's been promoted for her exceptional linguistic skills, there may be something or someone from her past that ...
Style: serious, exciting, captivating, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, secret agents, cia, double life, working undercover, government agency, state affairs, undercover, workplace, mission gone awry, characters in danger, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, virginia, langley virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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 7.7
 31K
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, stylized
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: spy, problem solving, crime fighter, one man army, science, escape, gadget, intelligence, race against time, righting the wronged, adventure, chases and races ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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, suspenseful, realistic, bleak, suspense ...
Plot: assassination, bodyguard, terrorism, politics, chases and races, crimes, danger, deadly, state affairs, undercover, secret agents, espionage ...
Time: 80s
Place: wyoming, washington d.c., ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.2
 131K
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: suspenseful, serious, exciting, twists and turns, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ancient mystery, adventure, danger, race against time, riddles and clues, chases and races, memory loss, museum, amnesia, chase, treasure hunt, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: italy, europe, florence, florence italy, istanbul turkey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: When CIA analyst Jack Ryan stumbles upon a suspicious series of bank transfers his search for answers pulls him from the safety of his desk job and catapults him into a deadly game of cat and mouse throughout Europe and the Middle East, with a ...
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, suspense, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, cia, agent, intelligence, espionage, investigation, danger, shooting, mind game, chase, escapades, murder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.1
 94K
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, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: betrayal, treason, conspiracy, gunfight, violence, arms dealer, one man army, rogue agent, corporate crime, assassination attempt, on the run, witness protection ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, twentieth century, year 1996 ...
Place: new york, usa, california, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, China, Hong Kong
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Ethan and team take on their most impossible mission yet, eradicating the Syndicate - an International rogue organization as highly skilled as they are, committed to destroying the IMF.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: spy, espionage, conspiracy, mission, secret agents, villain, chases and races, danger, escapades, heroes, undercover, master villain ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, austria, vienna, paris france, langley virginia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 4.5
 664
Killer Wave (2007)
Genre: Action, 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, suspenseful, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: government agency, adventure, secret agents, investigation, race against time, rescue, save the day, save the world, terrorism, forces of nature, heroic mission, political conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 7.4
 550
The Agency (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Agency is a CBS television drama that followed the inner-workings of the CIA. The series was created by Michael Frost Beckner and was executive produced by Michael Frost Beckner, Shaun Cassidy Productions and Radiant Productions in association ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, terrorist, cia, espionage, terrorism, government agency, secret agents, national security, working undercover, workplace situations, danger, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Mission: Impossible (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When Ethan Hunt, the leader of a crack espionage team whose perilous operation has gone awry with no explanation, discovers that a mole has penetrated the CIA, he's surprised to learn that he's the No. 1 suspect. To clear his name, Hunt ...
Style: suspense, exciting, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, secret agents, cia, undercover, mission, secret service, betrayal, spy, chase, master villain, heist, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: prague, shanghai china, czech republic, berlin germany, langley virginia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Avenging Force (1986)
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, one man army, rescue, survival, terrorism, kidnapping, racism, government agency, wilderness, secret agents, adventure, special agents ...
Time: 80s
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 3.8
 1K
Sweepers (1998)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Dolph Lundgren is Christian Erickson, a leading demolition expert trained to disarm mine fields in a humanitarian minesweeping operation in Angola. His son is killed and he discovers that mines are being planted during the war to kill people in the ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, chase, secret agents, espionage, race against time, rescue, save the day, vengeance, heroic mission, tough heroes, chases and races, danger ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 7.7
 45K
Nikita (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Nikita will stop at nothing to expose and destroy Division, the secret U.S. agency who trained her as a spy and assassin.
Style: suspenseful, stylized, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, female killer, danger, female spy, secret government organization, assassination, chases and races, betrayal, working undercover, crimes, mole, killings ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%