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Cambridge Spies (2003)
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Cambridge Spies (2003)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 235 min.
TV show
Story: In 1934, four brilliant Cambridge men are recruited to spy for Russia. Fueled by youthful idealism, a passion for social justice and a talent for lying, they take huge personal risks to pass Britain's biggest secrets to Moscow. Based on true events.
Style: serious, realistic, contemplative, tense, suspense
Plot: secret agents, espionage, double agent, treason, spy, kgb, betrayal, university, wartime life, idealism, hidden identity, politics, human spirit, social differences, rivalry, government agency, communism, workplace intrigue, dishonesty, mole, heroes, cold war, society, working class, undercover ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: russia, england, europe, big ben london

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and tense films and TV series with plots about state affairs, undercover, dishonesty, spy, espionage, secret agents and betrayal mostly in Drama, History and Thriller genres. Some movies like Cambridge Spies: The Company (2007), Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979), Smiley's People (1982), Reilly: Ace of Spies (1983), Family of Spies (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Company (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 286 min.
TV show
Story: Real-life figures from the Cold War era mix with a fictional story based on a group of CIA operatives and their counterparts in the KGB, MI6, and the Mossad.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, epic, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, cold war, spy, suspicion, undercover, betrayal, mole, double life, politics, state affairs, intrigue, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 50s, 60s, 70s
Place: europe, germany, england, east berlin, berlin germany ...
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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 290 min.
TV show
Story: In the bleak days of the Cold War, espionage veteran George Smiley is forced from semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet agent within MI6's echelons.
Style: serious, talky, twists and turns, clever, contemplative ...
Plot: cold war, spy, espionage, kgb, mole, secret service, double agent, betrayal, secret agents, investigation, traitor, russian ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: london, britain, europe, paris france, czechoslovakia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Smiley's People (1982)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Called out of retirement to settle the affairs of a friend, Smiley finds his old organization, the Circus, so overwhelmed by political considerations that it doesn't want to know what happened. He begins to follow up the clues of his friends ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, complex, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: espionage, cold war, spy, assassination attempt, investigation, working undercover, secret agents, defector, conspiracy, heroes, chases and races, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
Place: hamburg germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Reilly: Ace of Spies (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 720 min.
TV show
Story: A dramatization of the missions and adventures of the greatest spy in British history.
Style: captivating, tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: espionage, double agent, secret agents, spy, master villain, dishonesty, heroic mission, working undercover, undercover, race against time, chases and races, heroes ...
Time: 1910s, 1900s, 20th century
Place: england, russia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Family of Spies (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 175 min.
TV show
Story: Fact based story of John A. Walker, Jr., a Navy Chief Warrant Officer with access to top secret cryptographic communications. As a result of mounting debts, he sold secrets to the Soviets in 1967, a practice that he continued thereafter. He further ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting
Plot: espionage, betrayal, state affairs, politics, dishonesty, political unrest, couple relations, political conspiracy, heroes, buddies, secret agents, special agents ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: russia, washington d.c.
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48%
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Triple Agent (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy, Spain, Greece, Russia
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The Popular Front wins elections, the Spanish Civil War begins, and Hitler and Stalin are manipulating and spying. The brilliant exile, Fiodor Voronin, a general at 20, is the deputy at the White Russian Military Union, probably slated to replace ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspense, enigmatic, psychological
Plot: espionage, secret agents, politics, government agency, political corruption, undercover, life is a bitch, betrayal, love triangle, uncover truth, dishonesty, rebellion ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: france, russia, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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The Game (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 59 min.
TV show
Story: London 1972. When a defecting KGB officer, Arkady Malinov, reveals Operation Glass, a devastating Soviet plot that could change the course of the Cold War, Daddy, the head of MI5, assembles a secret team to investigate. As the Soviets awaken a list ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, realistic, tense, serious ...
Plot: secret agents, espionage, conspiracy, mi6, spy, cold war, government agency, undercover, state affairs, dishonesty, kgb
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, soviet union, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Master Spy: The Robert Hanssen Story (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 200 min.
Story: Drama. TV Movie.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, contemplative
Plot: espionage, undercover, secret agents, rise and fall, government agency, politics, betrayal, dishonesty, cold war, fbi, spy, double agent ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Sleepers (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: Amidst the thaw of glasnost, the Kremlin discovers that two Soviet agents, sent to England under deep cover in 1965, have been "lost." A beautiful and ambitious Russian agent, sent to London to track them down, becomes embroiled in a ...
Style: humorous, suspenseful, semi serious, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: kgb, espionage, spy, bait, changing lives, temptation, self fulfillment, double agent, workplace intrigue, self discovery, political intrigue, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, russia, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Good Shepherd (2006)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 167 min.
Story: Edward Wilson, the only witness to his father's suicide and member of the Skull and Bones Society while a student at Yale, is a morally upright young man who values honor and discretion, qualities that help him to be recruited for a career in ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, tense ...
Plot: cold war, spy, cia, idealism, double agent, intrigue, espionage, betrayal, invasion, suspicion, politics, patriotism ...
Time: 1940s, 60s, 50s, 40s, 20th century ...
Place: cuba, usa, washington d.c., berlin germany, congo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.8
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Legacy (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set in the 1970s London during the height of the Cold War when a young spy discovers the disturbing truth about his father's complex past. Based on Alan Judd's 2001 novel Legacy, the second in the Thoroughgood series after 1981's A ...
Style: serious, captivating, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Plot: espionage, kgb, spy, undercover, love and romance, secret agents, government agency, betrayal, political unrest, forbidden love, dishonesty, cold war ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1974
Place: england, london, britain, soviet union, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Seventeen Moments of Spring (1973)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 69 min.
TV show
Story: The series is based on a true story of a Russian spy Colonel Isaev (Stirlitz) in Fascist Germany during 17 days in very end of WWII. Stirlitz has worked his way to the very top of the Fascist hierarchy without being caught. However, his ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, nazi, spy, nazi germany, espionage, danger, war, undercover agent, dishonesty, undercover, state affairs, intrigue ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: germany, europe, britain, switzerland, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Scandal (1989)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An English bon-vivant osteopath is enchanted with a young exotic dancer and invites her to live with him. He serves as friend and mentor, and through his contacts and parties she and her friend meet and date members of the Conservative Party. ...
Style: realistic, serious, intense, based on true events, psychological ...
Plot: sex scandal, political corruption, politics, betrayal, social differences, social decay, rise and fall, society, dishonesty, couples, prostitute, scandal ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: england, europe, london, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.3
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Mata Hari (2016)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Russia, Portugal, Ukraine
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A sex icon becomes a spy during one of the most important wars of the 20th century.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, emotional, disturbing
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: espionage, femme fatale, working undercover, dishonesty, undercover, danger, tragic hero, seductress, strong female presence, dancer, spy
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 1900s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.8
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Mossad 101 (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Cadets from every level of Israeli society undergo intense training to join their country's elite, highly classified intelligence service, the Mossad. The series revolves around a secret Mossad compound called 'HaMidrasha', which is ...
Style: serious, tense, realistic, captivating, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret agents, government agency, undercover, state affairs, training, israeli, mossad, spy, rivalry, military training, secret agent
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Sons of Liberty (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 270 min.
TV show
Story: The story of a group of very different men fighting in the American Colonies for freedom, and how they will shape the future for the United States of America.
Style: serious, exciting, captivating, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: american revolution, human spirit, battles, leadership, political unrest, politics, rebelliousness, heroes, rebellion, state affairs, military, revolution ...
Time: 18th century
Place: usa, massachusetts, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, France, Germany
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In the bleak days of the Cold War, espionage veteran George Smiley is forced from semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet mole within his former colleagues at the heart of MI6.
Style: tense, bleak, twists and turns, non-linear, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, cold war, spy, double agent, government agency, british intelligence, investigation, mole, betrayal, kgb, secret service, torture ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, budapest, england, budapest hungary, hungary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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The Assets (2014)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: 1985 serves as the backdrop to the final showdown of the Cold War when Sandy and her partner Jeanne Vertefeuille vowed to find the mole that would turn out to be the most notorious traitor in US History, Aldrich Ames. Sandy is in a race against time ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic, based on true events
Plot: cold war, cia, espionage, communism, top secret, kgb, secret agents, spy, political intrigue, double agent, investigation, treason ...
Time: 80s, 1880s
Place: usa, soviet union, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Show Me a Hero (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Mayor Nick Wasicsko took office in 1987 during Yonkers' worst crisis when federal courts ordered public housing built in the white, middle class side of town, dividing the city in a bitter battle fueled by fear, racism, murder and politics.
Style: rough, serious, tense, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: politics, racism, state affairs, society, crimes, life is a bitch, interracial relations, lawsuit, mayor, urban, murder, city council ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Topaz (1969)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: 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.
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, psychological, enigmatic ...
Plot: espionage, betrayal, kgb, secret agents, politics, state affairs, government agency, undercover, spy, surveillance, cold war, nato ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1962
Place: cuba, paris france, new york, copenhagen, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Wolf Hall (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 360 min.
TV show
Story: England in the 1520s is a heartbeat from disaster. If the King dies without a male heir, the country could be destroyed by civil war. Henry VIII wants to annul his marriage of twenty years and marry Anne Boleyn. The Pope and most of Europe oppose ...
Style: serious, captivating, stylized, factual, suspense ...
Plot: rise to the top, political intrigue, royal family, ambition, state affairs, manipulations, manipulation, society, politics, blind ambition, betrayal, dishonesty ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: england, europe, london
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43%
 6.3
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New Worlds (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
TV show
Story: The 1680s bring a new king, Restoration and more tyranny. In Massachusetts, a robber's son falls for an anti-monarchist. In England, young lady falls for an outlaw.
Style: emotional, captivating, realistic, tense, psychological ...
Plot: state affairs, political unrest, rebellion, love and romance, society, social differences, idealism, family relations, new world, colony, treason, aristocracy ...
Time: 17th century
Place: england, new england, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.3
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Aristocrats (1999)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, Ireland, USA
Duration: 300 min.
TV show
Story: Based on a true story, Aristocrats draws back the curtain on an 18th century English family near the summit of society, revealing a tapestry of romance, prejudice, infidelity, and revolution.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, stylized
Audience: girls' night
Plot: master and servant, politics, rich and poor, family relations, royal family, siblings relations, romance, state affairs, high society, infidelity, power relations, intrigue ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s, georgian era
Place: england, ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 7.0
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Farewell (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Engaging, emotional and riveting, FAREWELL is an intricate and highly intelligent thriller pulled from the pages of history— about an ordinary man thrust into the biggest theft of Soviet information of the Cold War. Ronald Reagan called this piece ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: cold war, espionage, kgb, double agent, undercover, dishonesty, betrayal, state affairs, danger, working undercover, father son relationship, iron curtain ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: soviet union, france, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 8.0
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Silk (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Silk is a British television drama series produced by the BBC and first shown in 2011. Written by Peter Moffat, the series follows a set of barristers, and what they do to attain the rank of Queen's Counsel, known as "taking silk."
Style: serious, clever, realistic, captivating
Plot: hotshot lawyer, lawyer, ambition, rivalry, courtroom drama, workplace intrigue, lawyers and clients, success, courtroom, workplace, legal, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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42%
 7.6
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The Arrow (1997)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Canada
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: This series tells the story of the world's fastest fighter plane ever built, in 1950's Canada, and how the project was dropped due to political pressure from the United States.
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: aviation, politics, airplane, head of state, rivalry, state affairs, intrigue, unfulfillment, heroes, inventions and discoveries, military, fighter jet ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: canada
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42%
 7.1
 3K
Restless (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 180 min.
Story: A young woman finds out that her mother worked as a spy for the British Secret Service during World War II and has been on the run ever since.
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic, captivating
Plot: espionage, world war two, secret service, top secret, double agent, secret hideout, undercover, government agency, german, secret place, haunted by the past, secret agents ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 40s, 30s, 1930s ...
Place: europe, holland, new york, london, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Path to 9/11 (2006)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 240 min.
TV show
Story: The Path to 9/11 was a two-part miniseries that aired in the United States on ABC television from September 10 – 11, 2006, and also in other countries. The film dramatizes the 1993 World Trade Center bombing in New York City and the events leading ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, bleak, atmospheric, realistic
Plot: terrorism, white house, politics, government agency, crimes, danger, deadly, hijacking, head of state, state affairs, dishonesty, revisionist history ...
Time: september 11 2001, 21st century, 90s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Purple Butterfly (2003)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: China, France
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Ding Hui is a member of Purple Butterfly, a powerful resistance group in Japanese occupied Shanghai. An unexpected encounter reunites her with Itami, an ex-lover... and officer with a secret police unit tasked with dismantling Purple Butterfly.
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: japanese occupation, war, wartime life, rivalry, political unrest, love affair, anti war, tragic hero, hidden identity, love and romance, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s, 1940s, 2000s
Place: japan, china, shanghai, asia, shanghai china
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
TURN: Washington's Spies (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The story of New York farmer, Abe Woodhull, who bands together with a group of childhood friends to form The Culper Ring, an unlikely group of spies who turn the tide in America’s fight for independence.
Style: serious, captivating, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: american revolution, spy, army, period piece, historical character, political unrest, rebellion, ambition, undercover, rivalry, treason, rebelliousness ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%