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The Americans (2013)
 8.4
 75K
The Americans (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Set during the Cold War period in the 1980s, The Americans is the story of Elizabeth and Philip Jennings, two Soviet KGB officers posing as an American married couple in the suburbs of Washington D.C. and their neighbor, Stan Beeman, an FBI Counterintelligence agent.
Style: captivating, exciting, atmospheric, realistic, suspenseful, tense, clever, serious
Plot: undercover, kgb, double life, espionage, secret agents, cold war, russian, fbi, working undercover, mole, top secret, surveillance, family relations, parents and children, double agent, spy, mission, government agency, couple relations, russian spy, investigation, intrigue, neighbor, elimination, manipulations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: soviet union, usa, washington d.c.

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Most similar movies to The Americans

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and tense films and TV series with plots about undercover, dishonesty, espionage, spy, government agency, state affairs and working undercover mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like The Americans: Homeland (2011), Covert Affairs (2010), The Game (2014), Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011), The Blacklist (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.3
 283K
Homeland (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: CIA officer Carrie Mathison is tops in her field despite being bipolar, which makes her volatile and unpredictable. With the help of her long-time mentor Saul Berenson, Carrie fearlessly risks everything, including her personal well-being and even ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, captivating, twists and turns ...
Plot: cia, terrorism, espionage, explosion, investigation, danger, spy, treason, paranoia, surveillance, muslim, marines ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, usa, virginia, iraq, langley virginia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 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: cia, double life, spy, secret agents, working undercover, state affairs, workplace, undercover, mission gone awry, characters in danger, danger, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, virginia, langley virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 3K
The Game (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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, serious, clever, twists and turns, stylized ...
Plot: spy, cold war, espionage, secret agents, state affairs, undercover, government agency, dishonesty, kgb
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, UK, 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, suspense, non-linear ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, cold war, spy, government agency, british intelligence, mole, double agent, investigation, betrayal, kgb, secret service, torture ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, england, budapest hungary, budapest, istanbul turkey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 8.0
 163K
The Blacklist (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Raymond "Red" Reddington, one of the FBI's most wanted fugitives, surrenders in person at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. He claims that he and the FBI have the same interests: bringing down dangerous criminals and terrorists. In ...
Style: captivating, tense, exciting, clever, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fbi, secret, special agents, master criminal, investigation, intrigue, mind game, danger, unlikely partners, manipulations, law enforcement, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 8.3
 69K
Ray Donovan (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Set in the sprawling mecca of the rich and famous, Ray Donovan does the dirty work for LA's top power players, and makes their problems disappear. His father's unexpected release from prison sets off a chain of events that shakes the ...
Style: serious, tense, captivating, clever, realistic ...
Plot: crimes, power relations, blackmail, identity crisis, family problems, hollywood, businessman, teamwork, family secret, intrigue, millionaire, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 290 min.
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, clever, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: spy, espionage, cold war, mole, kgb, secret service, double agent, secret agents, investigation, betrayal, british, russian ...
Time: 20th century
Place: london, europe, paris france, czechoslovakia, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Smiley's People (1982)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 360 min.
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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, melancholic, enigmatic ...
Plot: espionage, cold war, spy, assassination attempt, defector, investigation, secret agents, state affairs, mystery, heroes, master villain, working undercover ...
Time: 80s
Place: hamburg germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 10K
Rubicon (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Rubicon is an American television series that centers on an intelligence analyst at a national think tank in New York City called the American Policy Institute, who discovers that he may be working with members of a secret society that manipulates ...
Style: realistic, twists and turns, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: undercover, surveillance, boss, government agency, uncover truth, espionage, secret, loner, prodigy, workplace, deception, government facility ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 4K
The Company (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 286 min.
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: epic, tense, suspenseful, captivating, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, cold war, cia, suspicion, undercover, mole, politics, double life, betrayal, power relations, state affairs, intrigue ...
Time: 50s, 70s, 20th century, 60s, 80s
Place: germany, europe, moscow russia, berlin germany, east berlin east germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 56K
Breach (2007)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Eric O'Neill, a computer specialist who wants to be made an agent is assigned to clerk for Robert Hanssen, a senior agent with 25 years in the FBI, and to write down everything Hanssen does. O'Neill's told it's an investigation ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: espionage, spy, surveillance, fbi, double agent, undercover, betrayal, investigation, cia, russian, kgb, intrigue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2001
Place: usa, moscow russia, washington d.c., ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 2K
The Assets (2014)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious
Plot: cia, cold war, espionage, spy, kgb, code, top secret, treason, code breaking, mole, hunt down, investigation ...
Place: usa, soviet union, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Little Nikita (1988)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Roy Parmenter is an FBI agent in San Diego; 20 years ago his partner was killed by a Soviet spy, nicknamed Scuba, still at large. Scuba is now trying to extort the Soviets; to prove he's serious, he's killing their agents one by one, ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, tense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: spy, teenage boy, espionage, investigation, fbi, russian, hidden identity, government agency, dishonesty, teenage life, youth, family relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles, california, soviet union, san diego california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 4K
Deception (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A detective goes undercover to investigate the murder of her best friend.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: undercover, female detective, police detective, murder investigation, maid, lifestyle, high society, heir heiress, police investigation, estate, working undercover, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 346
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, suspenseful, tense, captivating, realistic
Plot: espionage, kgb, spy, government agency, political unrest, dishonesty, secret agents, state affairs, love and romance, undercover, forbidden love, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1974
Place: england, london, europe, soviet union, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 6K
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense
Plot: espionage, kgb, cold war, double agent, iron curtain, betrayal, danger, undercover, dishonesty, secret agents, state affairs, working undercover ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france, soviet union, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 13K
MI-5 (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Tense drama series about the different challenges faced by the British Security Service as they work against the clock to safeguard the nation. The title is a popular colloquialism for spies, and the series follows the work of a group of MI5 ...
Style: twists and turns, exciting, suspenseful, tense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, espionage, double life, undercover, double agent, heroes, state affairs, tough heroes, society, machismo, deadly, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.5
 12K
Legends (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
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, twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: special agents, undercover, working undercover, fbi, government agency, secret identity, espionage, betrayal, state affairs, mysterious character, dishonesty, on the run ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 7.8
 2K
Wiseguy (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Vinnie Terranova does time in a New Jersey penitentiary to set up his undercover role as an agent for the OCB (Organized Crime Bureau) of the United States. His roots in a traditional Italian city neighborhood form the underlying dramatic base ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, atmospheric, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover agent, organized crime, investigation, working undercover, gangsters, crimes, undercover, dishonesty, law enforcement, special agents, tough law enforcer, fbi ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Reilly: Ace of Spies (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 720 min.
Story: A dramatization of the missions and adventures of the greatest spy in British history.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, suspenseful, tense
Plot: espionage, double agent, spy, working undercover, master villain, race against time, undercover, betrayal, chases and races, secret agents, dishonesty, heroic mission ...
Time: 1910s, 1900s, 20th century
Place: russia, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.7
 55K
Quantico (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: A diverse group of recruits has arrived at the FBI Quantico Base for training. They are the best, the brightest and the most vetted, so it seems impossible that one of them is suspected of masterminding the biggest attack on New York City since 9/11.
Style: twists and turns, tense, surprise ending, realistic
Plot: fbi, secret, recruit, investigation, terrorist attack, attack, false identity, terrorist, terrorism, bonding, flashback, fbi agent ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 15K
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, cia, politics, undercover, state affairs, secret agents, government agency, spy, surveillance, cold war ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1962, 1960s
Place: cuba, new york, france, usa, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Family of Spies (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 175 min.
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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: betrayal, espionage, secret agents, heroes, political unrest, head of state, political conspiracy, government agency, parents and children, state affairs, working undercover, special agents ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: russia, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, hotel, secret service, crimes, arms dealer, working undercover, mind game, corruption, spy, undercover agent, manager, undercover ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england, london, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.8
 3K
The Beast (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: FBI agent Charles Barker applies controversial techniques in his attempts to bring criminals to justice, which often border on illegal and unsettle his uninitiated partner, Ellis Dove. Over the course of the first season, Barker is investigated by ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, undercover, rookie, fbi, working undercover, double agent, undercover cop, crime, partners, internal affairs, fbi agent, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, twists and turns, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, iron curtain, undercover, secret agent, race against time, crimes, danger, terrorism, fighting crime, heroic mission, secret agents, working undercover ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, france, east germany, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Falcon and the Snowman (1985)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Mexico
Duration: 131 min.
Story: The true story of a disillusioned military contractor employee and his drug pusher childhood friend who became walk-in spies for the Soviet Union.
Style: tense, realistic, captivating, serious, psychological ...
Plot: espionage, treason, undercover, double agent, political conspiracy, buddies, dishonesty, society, cold war, spy, smuggling, satellite ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, california, soviet union, mexico, united states ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 8.8
 158K
Twin Peaks (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 47 min.
Story: The body of Laura Palmer is washed up on a beach near the small Washington state town of Twin Peaks. FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper is called in to investigate her strange demise only to uncover a web of mystery that ultimately leads him deep into ...
Style: atmospheric, gloomy, psychological, suspenseful, offbeat ...
Plot: small town, investigation, small town life, murder, supernatural, who done it, double life, mysterious place, rape, death, special agents, crime ...
Time: 1990s, 80s, 20th century, 90s, year 1989
Place: washington state, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 8.3
 164K
24 (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: 24 is an American television series produced for the Fox network and syndicated worldwide, starring Kiefer Sutherland as Counter Terrorist Unit agent Jack Bauer. Each 24-episode season covers 24 hours in the life of Bauer, using the real time method ...
Style: exciting, twists and turns, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: special agents, terrorism, race against time, double agent, revenge, government agency, against the rules, secret service, interrogation, undercover, treason, save the day ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.7
 47K
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, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: female spy, hitman, danger, mole, chases and races, spy, female killer, working undercover, crimes, killings, secret government organization, undercover ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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