Movies and TV shows like The Americans

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The Americans (2013)
 8.4
 87K
The Americans (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
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, twists and turns, tense, clever, serious
Plot: undercover, cold war, kgb, secret agents, espionage, parents and children, double life, fbi, working undercover, mole, double agent, top secret, government agency, surveillance, russian, spy, family relations, couple relations, investigation, mission, russian spy, intrigue, elimination, neighbor, manipulations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, washington d.c., ussr, soviet union

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Most similar movies to The Americans

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious and tense films and TV series with plots about undercover, espionage, dishonesty, spy, working undercover, secret agents and government agency mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like The Americans: Homeland (2011), Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011), Covert Affairs (2010), The Game (2014), The Company (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.3
 319K
Homeland (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
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, top secret, explosion, investigation, danger, government agency, surveillance, muslim, spy, treason ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, usa, virginia, iraq, iran ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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, british intelligence, government agency, investigation, mole, betrayal, kgb, secret service, torture ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, budapest, england, budapest hungary, hungary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 7.3
 27K
Covert Affairs (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: exciting, serious, captivating, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, cia, double life, secret agents, female spy, characters in danger, mission gone awry, undercover, state affairs, workplace, working undercover, blind character ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, virginia, langley virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 3K
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, twists and turns, serious, captivating ...
Plot: secret agents, espionage, conspiracy, mi6, spy, cold war, undercover, government agency, dishonesty, state affairs, kgb
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, soviet union, ussr, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.8
 5K
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, cuba, west berlin west germany, hungary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 58K
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: tense, suspenseful, realistic, intense, serious ...
Plot: espionage, spy, double agent, fbi, surveillance, investigation, undercover, betrayal, manipulation, working undercover, special agents, suspicion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2001
Place: washington d.c., usa, ussr, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 2K
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, secret agents, kgb, top secret, communism, spy, double agent, political intrigue, investigation, government agency ...
Time: 80s, 1880s
Place: usa, soviet union, ussr, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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
Plot: special agents, working undercover, government agency, undercover, fbi, secret identity, espionage, mysterious character, state affairs, betrayal, chases and races, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, espionage, spy, mole, kgb, secret service, double agent, betrayal, secret agents, investigation, traitor, russian ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: london, britain, europe, czechoslovakia, united kingdom ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 57K
Quantico (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
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, realistic, surprise ending
Plot: fbi, recruit, investigation, terrorist attack, attack, fbi agent, terrorism, on the run, secret, terrorist bombing, terrorist, frame up ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 10K
Rubicon (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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: twists and turns, realistic, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: conspiracy, undercover, surveillance, boss, uncover truth, espionage, government agency, cia, loner, government facility, deception, prodigy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 6K
Sleeper Cell (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A chilling and unflinching look at all sides of a complicated issue, focusing on an African-American Muslim who joins an Islamic sleeper terrorist cell in the United States while working undercover for the FBI.
Style: tense, captivating, suspenseful, rough, bleak ...
Plot: muslim, undercover agent, terrorist, undercover, terrorism, heroes, danger, race against time, fbi, chases and races, pretense, bomb ...
Place: los angeles, usa, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 202K
The Blacklist (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fbi, special agents, master criminal, unlikely partners, investigation, manipulations, mind game, partners, law enforcement, terrorism, danger, intrigue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2020s, 2010s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: spy, family relations, teenage boy, espionage, investigation, crimes, fbi, teenage life, kgb, double agent, parents and children, profanity ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, ussr, san diego california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 113K
Revenge (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: When Emily Thorne moves to the Hamptons, everyone wonders about the new girl, but she knows everything about them, including what they did to her family. Years ago, they took everything from her. Now, one by one, she's going to make them pay.
Style: twists and turns, captivating, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: chick flick
Plot: high society, strong female character, vengeance, pretense, hidden identity, rivalry, undercover, haunted by the past, enemy, scheme, crimes, upscale ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 15K
MI-5 (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, realistic, serious, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, cia, espionage, undercover, profanity, double life, double agent, heroes, special agents, working undercover, deadly, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: england, london, europe, united kingdom, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 4K
Allegiance (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Alex O'Connor, a young idealistic CIA analyst specializing in Russian affairs, learns a shocking secret and his close-knit, affluent family is about to be split apart when it's revealed that his parents, Mark and Katya, are covert Russian ...
Style: tense, suspense, bleak, twists and turns
Plot: cia, spy, russian spy, kgb, undercover, devotion, secret agents, loyalty, investigation, cold war, mind game, government agency ...
Place: russia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 2K
Wiseguy (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, serious, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover agent, organized crime, gangsters, investigation, crimes, working undercover, tough law enforcer, special agents, law enforcement, undercover, dishonesty, fbi ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new jersey, usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: captivating, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
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, ussr, britain, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.3
 78K
Ray Donovan (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, clever, captivating, tense, stylized ...
Plot: power relations, crimes, hollywood, identity crisis, family relations, intrigue, family secret, family problems, blackmail, teamwork, fbi, businessman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, political corruption, political conspiracy, murder ...
Time: 80s
Place: berlin germany, hamburg germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 13K
Deutschland 83 (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: A gripping coming-of-age story set against the real culture wars and political events of Germany in the 1980s. The drama follows Martin Rauch as the 24 year-old East Germany native is pulled from the world as he knows it and sent to the West as an ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: espionage, cold war, working undercover, political intrigue, state affairs, rivalry, undercover, stasi, military, double agent, political unrest, archive footage ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1983
Place: germany, german democratic republic, west germany, east germany, west berlin west germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 369
Angela's Eyes (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: FBI agent Angela Clinton has the exceptional gift of knowing when someone is lying. She discovered this skill at age 14, when she learned her "average" American parents were actually spies. Attempting to right her parents' wrong, ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Plot: female agent, fbi, treason, investigation, undercover, partners, partners against crime, mystery, law enforcement, life is a bitch, dishonesty, uncover truth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Night Manager (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 358 min.
TV show
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, arms dealer, spy, undercover, hotel, secret service, crimes, working undercover, stylish, arms dealing, mind game, murder ...
Time: 2010s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, london, cairo egypt, spain, england ...
⇓ 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, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: espionage, double agent, secret agents, spy, betrayal, race against time, heroic mission, working undercover, chases and races, heroes, master villain, undercover ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 1900s
Place: england, russia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 2K
Rogue (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: "Rogue" revolves around Grace, a morally and emotionally-conflicted undercover detective who is tormented by the possibility that her own actions contributed to her son’s death. Grace’s search for the truth is further complicated by ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, working undercover, murder, police detective, haunted by the past, criminal heroes, law enforcement, loss of son, crime, crimes, who to trust, torment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ 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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: cold war, espionage, kgb, double agent, undercover, state affairs, danger, dishonesty, betrayal, working undercover, father son relationship, iron curtain ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: soviet union, france, ussr, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 594
Aim High (2011)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
TV show
Story: A web series centered around a high school student with a double life as a teenage spy.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, humorous, exciting, semi serious
Audience: teens
Plot: double life, teenager, high school, secret agents, spy, working undercover, youth, heroes, social relations, danger, undercover, top secret ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: betrayal, espionage, political conspiracy, parents and children, political unrest, government agency, politics, undercover, dishonesty, head of state, heroes, secret agents ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: russia, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret agents, espionage, undercover, iron curtain, secret agent, race against time, crimes, top secret, fighting crime, danger, government agency, terrorism ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, paris france, france, eastern europe, east germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%