Movies and TV shows like The Bourne Identity 1988

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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.
TV show
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, complex, intense, talky, interesting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, spies, amnesia, heroes, on the run, cia, memory loss, adventure, terrorism, hitman, identity, crimes, 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 ...
Time: 80s
Place: paris france, zurich switzerland, france

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The Bourne Identity (2002)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Czech Republic, France
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: intense, exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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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 ...
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Audience: boys' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: langley virginia, paris france, europe, london, russia ...
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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 ...
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Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, pennsylvania, manhattan new york city, new york, new jersey
⇓ 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, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s, year 2003 ...
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The Bourne Legacy (2012)
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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, suspense, twists and turns, realistic ...
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The Bourne Supremacy (2004)
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Duration: 108 min.
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Second Nature (2003)
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Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, secret agents, assassination, memory loss, uncover truth, leadership, haunted by the past, danger, chases and races, tattoo, memory, plastic surgery ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, england, europe, amsterdam
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Patriot Games (1992)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
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Assassination (1987)
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Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, bleak, suspenseful, cult film ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Hour of Valor (2000)
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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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Mission: Impossible (1966)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
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: realistic, suspenseful, twists and turns, stylized, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Killer Wave (2007)
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Duration: 175 min.
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Duration: 48 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: A formerly blacklisted spy uses his unique skills and training to help people in desperate situations.
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Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
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Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Laser Mission (1989)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
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Duration: 84 min.
Story: A CIA agent is sent to get Professor Braun before the KGB can seize him as the Prof's knowledge, together with a recently stolen diamond, could be used to make a laser cannon.
Style: serious, suspenseful, captivating, feel good, melancholic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Malone (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Erstwhile C.I.A. assassin Richard Malone hopes for a tranquil retirement in the placid Pacific Northwest, but what he gets is a rumble with a right-wing extremist plotting a secret revolution. Adapted from the novel "Shotgun," by William ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Unknown (2011)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, France, USA
Duration: 113 min.
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Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, surprise ending, twist ending, mind bending ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, year 2011
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⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Romania
Duration: 96 min.
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Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense
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⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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XIII: The Series (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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, terrorist, cia, ex cia agent, cia agent, secret agents, life is a bitch, who to trust, dishonesty, danger, secret service ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Art of War III: Retribution (2009)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When international diplomacy comes up short, extreme measures must be taken. In the newest installment of The Art of War, Agent Neil Shaw (Treach) is on a covert mission to stop North Korean terrorists from obtaining a nuclear bomb. But when the ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, twists and turns
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.5
 13K
Legends (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Wrecking Crew (1968)
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: realistic, humorous, suspenseful, semi serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, secret agents, master villain, crimes, adventure, race against time, one man army, undercover, dishonesty, escapades, danger, master criminal ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.5
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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: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: heroes, special agents, politics, political unrest, police corruption, danger, chases and races, secret agents, state affairs, dishonesty, daring rescue, tough heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa, washington d.c., usa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 4.4
 548
Counterstrike (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A Secret Service agent and his brother, a reckless ATF agent, try to stop a group of extreme right-wing U.S. military mercenaries, led by a fanatic Taiwanese vixen, who hijack the Queen Mary 2 ocean liner with the U.S. and Chinese presidents on ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, hostage, rescue, adventure, daring rescue, confined, deadly, danger, save the day, race against time, special agents, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Equalizer (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 48 min.
TV show
Story: The Equalizer is an American television series that ran for four seasons, initially on CBS, between 1985 and 1989. It stars Edward Woodward as a middle aged retired intelligence officer with a mysterious past who helps people in trouble. The show ...
Style: rough, exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough guy, private detective, anti heroes, anti hero, spy, vengeance, injustice, crimes, crime, tough heroes, rivalry, heroes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%