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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, memory loss, identity, adventure, bank, government agency, terrorism, secret agents, hitman, lovers, ambush, mission of murder, race against time, uncover truth, assassin, haunted by the past, 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, exciting and realistic films and TV series with plots about chases and races, danger, undercover, violence, espionage, chase and betrayal mostly in Action, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like The Bourne Identity: Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014), The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996), Covert One: The Hades Factor (2006), Target (1985), The Gunman (2015). 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, assassin, uncover truth, car chase, haunted by the past, spy, cia, foot chase, government agency ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, hamburg germany, barcelona spain, langley virginia, 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: espionage, chases and races, cia, fighting the system, manhunt, danger, secret agents, conspiracy, uncover truth, violence, corruption, tough heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: langley virginia, europe, madrid, moscow russia, 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: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, espionage, sniper, conspiracy, surveillance, murder, terrorism, secret agents, analyst, terrorist, undercover, race against time ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2003, year 2001, 2000s ...
Place: russia, manhattan new york city, moscow russia, afghanistan, big ben london ...
⇓ 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, serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, cia, chase, assassin, wolf, tracking device, spy, rooftop, exploding house, fake id, government conspiracy, hunted ...
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, 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: suspense, suspenseful, serious, stylized, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the run, manhunt, cia, tough heroes, fighting the system, spy, sniper, amnesia, espionage, assassin, car chase, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: europe, russia, germany, italy, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, female killer, chase, female protagonist, single mother, rogue agent, secret service, teacher, hitman, presumed dead, cia ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, pennsylvania, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: spy, virus, undercover, investigation, race against time, terrorism, bio weapon, plague, chases and races, terror, adventure, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: washington d.c., paris france, seattle washington, maryland, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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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, serious, suspenseful, 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, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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 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 ⇓
22%
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, bleak, realistic, 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 ⇓
22%
 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, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: betrayal, treason, conspiracy, gunfight, violence, arms dealer, one man army, rogue agent, assassination attempt, corporate crime, on the run, witness protection ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, twentieth century, year 1996, 1990s ...
Place: new york, usa, california, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: teens, teen drama, boys' night
Plot: cia, double agent, secret identity, spy, secret agents, female spy, betrayal, deception, revenge, chases and races, escapades, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 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: pennsylvania, pittsburgh, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 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: special agents, assassination, investigation, double agent, crime, deadly, ex law enforcer, crimes, espionage, assassin, spy, hunt down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, mexico, washington d.c., paris france, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 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, rough, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, assassination, assassin, cia, danger, rivalry, spy, boat chase, government agency, secret agents, family in danger, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, ireland, washington d.c., maryland, scotland yard ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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%
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: vienna, europe, austria, paris france, langley virginia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 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, rough, realistic, 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 ⇓
19%
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 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, serious, twists and turns, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, on the run, betrayal, espionage, mercenary, corruption, rogue agent, microchip, consulate, martial arts, interrogation, secret agents ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: africa, cape town south africa, south africa, paris france, langley virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 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, suspenseful, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: government agency, secret agents, adventure, 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%
 7.5
 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: clever, serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: heroes, redemption, special agents, race against time, chases and races, danger, daring rescue, politics, political unrest, tough heroes, dishonesty, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, usa, south africa
⇓ 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, chase, betrayal, spy, secret service, master villain, murder, conspiracy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: prague, prague czech republic, shanghai china, czech republic, kiev ukraine ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: new year's eve, christmas, survival, terrorism, adventure, gory, race against time, ship, ocean or sea, forces of nature, isolation, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, terrorist, cia, microchip, espionage, terrorism, kidnapping, undercover, femme fatale, government agency, strong sexual content, one man army ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.4
 275K
Salt (2010)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: As a CIA officer, Evelyn Salt swore an oath to duty, honor and country. Her loyalty will be tested when a defector accuses her of being a Russian spy. Salt goes on the run, using all her skills and years of experience as a covert operative to elude ...
Style: suspense, twists and turns, exciting, surprise ending, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: double agent, cia, spy, espionage, lone hero, assassination, revenge, secret service, russian spy, female protagonist, terrorism, russian ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: soviet union, new york, usa, russia, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.2
 136K
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, serious, twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventure, danger, ancient mystery, memory loss, museum, treasure hunt, betrayal, mad scientist, race against time, riddles and clues, chases and races, book ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: italy, europe, florence, venice, florence italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, corruption, torture, cia, senator, tough law enforcer, vengeance, drug dealing, crime, drug lord, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, asia, usa, japan, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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: suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret agent, espionage, undercover, iron curtain, adventure, 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 ⇓
18%
The Night Manager (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 358 min.
Story: Former British soldier Jonathan Pine navigates the shadowy recesses of Whitehall and Washington where an unholy alliance operates between the intelligence community and the secret arms trade. To infiltrate the inner circle of lethal arms dealer ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, hotel, crimes, corruption, mind game, arms dealer, undercover agent, manager, moral ambiguity, murder, secret service, british ...
Time: 2010s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england, london, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
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, tense, disturbing
Audience: boys' night
Plot: superhero, adventure, androids and robots, chases and races, escapades, investigation, crimes, government agency, superior, espionage, danger, undercover ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
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