Most Popular "Defection" Titles
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1. The Hunt for Red October (1990)
PG | 134 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
In 1984, the USSR's best submarine captain in their newest sub violates orders and heads for the USA. Is he trying to defect, or to start a war?
2. Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002)
PG-13 | 94 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Upon learning that his father has been kidnapped, Austin Powers must travel to 1975 and defeat the aptly named villain Goldmember - who is working with Dr. Evil.
3. From Russia with Love (1963)
Approved | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
James Bond willingly falls into an assassination ploy involving a naive Russian beauty in order to retrieve a Soviet encryption device that was stolen by SPECTRE.
4. The Living Daylights (1987)
PG | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Romance
James Bond is living on the edge to stop an evil arms dealer from starting another world war. Bond crosses all seven continents in order to stop the evil Whitaker and General Koskov.
5. Torn Curtain (1966)
PG | 128 min | Thriller
An American scientist publicly defects to East Germany as part of a cloak and dagger mission to find the solution for a formula resin and then figuring out a plan to escape back to the West.
6. Moscow on the Hudson (1984)
R | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
When a Russian musician defects in Bloomingdale's department store in New York, he finds adjusting to American life more difficult than he imagined.
7. Topaz (1969)
M | 143 min | Thriller
A French intelligence agent becomes embroiled in the Cold War politics first with uncovering the events leading up to the 1962 Cuban Missle Crisis, and then back to France to break up an international Russian spy ring.
8. Belle Epoque (1992)
R | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
In 1931, a young soldier (Fernando) deserts from the army and falls into a country farm, where he is welcomed by the owner (Manolo) due to his political ideas. Manolo has four daughters (... See full summary »
9. The Berlin File (2013)
Not Rated | 120 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
Exposed during an illegal arms trade gone wrong in Berlin, a North Korean "ghost" agent finds himself in the crosshairs of an international manhunt. Was he betrayed by his wife or his country? He must prepare to make the ultimate sacrifice.
10. Avalanche Express (1979)
PG | 88 min | Action, Thriller
Soviet KGB General Marenkov defects to the Americans and together with his CIA handler Harry Wargrave they plan an operation meant to reveal the KGB agents in Europe.
11. Pentathlon (1994)
R | 101 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
An Olympic gold medalist escapes to freedom in the US, only to be tracked down by his sadistic ex-coach.
13. From Beijing with Love (1994)
94 min | Action, Comedy, Thriller
An incompetent 007-wannabe is sent to locate a stolen dinosaur skull.
14. New Rose Hotel (1998)
R | 93 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Maas and Hosaka are two large Corporations in the future world. They are fighting to get control over the best minds of the world. The best is Hiroshi and at the moment he is working for ... See full summary »
17. Chakravyuh (2012)
Drama, Thriller, War
On the request of his friend Kabir, SP Adil Sends him to the Naxal group as an informer. When Kabir finds the truth he becomes one of their gang leader.
18. Company Man (2000)
PG-13 | 86 min | Comedy
A high school teacher in the 60s becomes an international spy and becomes involved in a plot to overthrow Fidel Castro.
19. Singing the Blues in Red (1986)
Not Rated | 110 min | Drama
A singer swaps the political intimidation of working in East Germany for the equally controlling capitalist music industry in the West.
22. Escape from East Berlin (1962)
Approved | 94 min | Drama
In January of 1962, 29 East Berliners escaped to West Berlin via a tunnel they had dug beneath the Berlin Wall, led by Erwin Becker, a chauffeur in the car pool of the East Germany ... See full summary »
23. Nutcracker (1983)
R | 101 min | Drama
A Russian ballet dancer defects from the USSR, emigrates to England, and joins a ballet company run by a powerful, wealthy lady (Joan Collins).
26. Guns in the Heather (1969)
180 min | Family, Adventure
Walt Disney's 3-part made-for-TV feature, The Secret of Boyne Castle (1969), originally shown on "Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color" (the new title for "Disneyland"), re-edited into feature film form for European theatrical release.
27. Szerencsés Dániel (1985)
87 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller
In December 1956 there is a chaotic situation in Hungary. The revolution is put down by the Soviet army. People leave the country in large numbers for fear of revenge. A young soldier (... See full summary »
31. Een kus van een rus (1981 TV Movie)
Joeri Petrovian, a famous Russian ballet dancer attempts to defect to the West by hiding in the trunk of a Navy Officer's car. Once inside the Commandant's stately home, the daughter of the... See full summary »
55 min | Documentary | Announced
The true story of Romuald Spasowski, the highest-ranking Communist official ever to defect to the West.
Murder, She Wrote (1984– )
Death Takes a Curtain Call
60 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Invited by Leo Peterson, a former dancer who defected long ago, Jessica attends a Boston performance of the famous Soviet Russian Rostoff ballet. She guesses something is up when Leo gets a... See full summary »
Pan Am (2011– )
Ich Bin Ein Berliner
TV-PG | 42 min | Drama, History
When the crew gets a flight taking journalists to Berlin to cover an important speech by President Kennedy, Maggie, who campaigned for him, is determined to meet JFK no matter what. ... See full summary »
The Border (2008– )
Kiss and Cry
Action, Crime, Drama
Kessler's daughter Zoe helps Yuan Dao, China's star figure skater, escape from the Chinese Secret Service. Dao claims to be a freedom activist who will face torture and execution if ... See full summary »
Mission: Impossible (1966–1973)
The Reluctant Dragon
60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
The IMF seeks to smuggle an important scientist, with the help of his wife, out from behind the Iron Curtain. They discover belatedly that he doesn't want to leave.