Movies and TV shows like The Americans

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The Americans (2013)
 8.4
 100K
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, realistic, atmospheric, suspenseful, sexy, neo noir, tense, clever, serious ...
Plot: cold war, spy, espionage, double life, kgb, undercover, mole, government agency, secret agents, working undercover, investigation, mission, fbi, surveillance, top secret, parents and children, double agent, family relations, couple relations, russian, neighbor, special agents, intrigue, soviet spy, manipulation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., usa, 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, spy, espionage, dishonesty, secret agents, government agency and state affairs mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like The Americans: Homeland (2011), Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011), Sleeper Cell (2005), Covert Affairs (2010), The Assets (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.3
 342K
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: serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating, political ...
Plot: terrorism, espionage, cia, spy, terrorist, investigation, surveillance, bipolar disorder, government agency, treason, counter terrorism, top secret ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, langley virginia, usa, america, iraq ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 127 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: suspense, thought provoking, tense, bleak, non-linear ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cold war, espionage, spy, investigation, secret service, mole, british intelligence, double agent, betrayal, government agency, secret agents, surveillance ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, london, england, budapest, istanbul turkey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 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, rough, suspenseful, erotic ...
Plot: terrorist, undercover agent, spy, undercover, fbi, race against time, heroes, terrorist plot, bomb, pretense, muslim, terrorist group ...
Place: los angeles, usa, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 30K
Covert Affairs (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
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, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, double life, secret agents, cia, blindness, female spy, female protagonist, blind character, mission gone awry, characters in danger, state affairs, undercover ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, langley virginia, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 7.4
 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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, political
Plot: cold war, spy, cia, espionage, secret agents, kgb, communism, investigation, double agent, political intrigue, state affairs, treason ...
Time: 80s, 1880s
Place: usa, russia, ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.7
 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, stylized, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: spy, cold war, secret agents, espionage, conspiracy, undercover, state affairs, twists and turns, dishonesty, government agency, post war, kgb ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: ussr, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 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: tense, captivating, epic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, cold war, cia, mole, intrigue, betrayal, suspicion, politics, double life, state affairs, power relations, dishonesty ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, 80s, 70s
Place: berlin germany, russia, cuba, west berlin west germany, hungary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 14K
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: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: cold war, espionage, stasi, spy, political intrigue, state affairs, rivalry, undercover, secret police, military, double agent, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, year 1983, 80s
Place: germany, east germany, west berlin west germany, german democratic republic, west germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 8.0
 249K
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: tense, serious, captivating, exciting, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fbi, investigation, unlikely partners, master criminal, special agents, intrigue, partners, law enforcement, secret, mind game, crimes, killings ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future, 2010s, 2020s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.1
 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: bleak, tense, suspense
Plot: spy, cia, kgb, loyalty, secret agents, twists and turns, working undercover, investigation, government agency, mind game, russian, conspiracy ...
Place: usa, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 60K
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, realistic, suspenseful, intense, suspense ...
Plot: espionage, spy, investigation, fbi, surveillance, cia, manipulation, intrigue, betrayal, double agent, suspicion, character study ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2001, 2000s
Place: usa, ussr, moscow russia, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 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, suspenseful, realistic, gloomy
Audience: boys' night
Plot: twists and turns, fbi, government agency, secret identity, special agents, swat team, spy, espionage, betrayal, state affairs, mysterious character, on the run ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.9
 11K
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: serious, realistic, atmospheric, suspenseful, political ...
Plot: conspiracy, espionage, twists and turns, uncover truth, prodigy, analyst, surveillance, boss, undercover, spy, government agency, government facility ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: talky, clever, serious, ironic, cynical ...
Plot: cold war, spy, espionage, secret service, double agent, secret agents, betrayal, investigation, kgb, russian, mole, twists and turns ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: london, england, britain, europe, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 61K
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: tense, realistic, disturbing, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: fbi, investigation, attack, secret, terrorist attack, terrorist, terrorism, fbi agent, recruit, twists and turns, colleague, bonding ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 120K
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: captivating, serious, realistic, suspenseful, psychological ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: high society, pretense, rivalry, hidden identity, strong female character, vengeance, twists and turns, scheme, mysterious character, half sister, enemy, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 417
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, tense, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: spy, secret agents, cold war, espionage, kgb, betrayal, government agency, love and romance, undercover, political unrest, forbidden love, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1974
Place: england, london, ussr, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: tense, exciting, suspenseful, sexy, clever ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: spy, fbi, cold war, teenager, investigation, crimes, death, teenage boy, mentor, secrets, violence, serial killer ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: russia, los angeles, usa, california, san diego california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.8
 3K
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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crimes, mafia, undercover agent, organized crime, investigation, working undercover, fbi, special agents, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new jersey, usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.4
 187K
24 (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
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, serious, stylized, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, secret service, terrorist, government agency, terrorist plot, special agents, political conspiracy, double agent, race against time, president, assassination of president, assassination attempt ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
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: sexy, realistic, serious, talky, enigmatic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: espionage, spy, cold war, investigation, conspiracy, secret agents, working undercover, bbc, adolescence, infidelity, death, identity ...
Time: 80s
Place: berlin germany, hamburg germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 391
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, realistic, exciting
Plot: female agent, fbi, female detective, treason, partners against crime, undercover, investigation, mystery, partners, law enforcement, espionage, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ 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: spy, espionage, intrigue, world war one, nazi, double agent, secret agents, heroes, betrayal, master villain, race against time, undercover ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: russia, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 8.3
 87K
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: captivating, serious, clever, tense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hollywood, identity crisis, family secret, power relations, teamwork, blackmail, relatives, family feud, family problems, expert, crimes, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: suspense, tricky, tense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: spy, espionage, arms dealer, secret service, undercover, corruption, working undercover, hotel, arms dealing, betrayal, british secret service, crimes ...
Time: 2010s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: cairo egypt, europe, london, england, egypt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.0
 7K
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, realistic, serious, suspenseful, sincere ...
Plot: cold war, espionage, spy, double agent, undercover, working undercover, dishonesty, state affairs, betrayal, kgb, father son relationship, iron curtain ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: france, russia, ussr
⇓ 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: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: spy, betrayal, espionage, couple relations, political conspiracy, political unrest, parents and children, working undercover, secret agents, undercover, dishonesty, politics ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: russia, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.4
 625
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: suspenseful, humorous, exciting, realistic, scenic ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: double life, high school, teenager, spy, working undercover, youth, heroes, social relations, undercover, top secret, secret service, government agency ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.3
 17K
Spooks (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: realistic, serious, tense, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: intelligence agency, spy, cia, espionage, squad, twists and turns, undercover, counter terrorism, special agents, heroes, double agent, renegade ...
Time: contemporary, future, 2000s, 21st century, 2010s
Place: england, europe, london, britain, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.3
 3K
The Agency (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Agency is a CBS television drama that followed the inner-workings of the CIA. The series was created by Michael Frost Beckner and was executive produced by Michael Frost Beckner, Shaun Cassidy Productions and Radiant Productions in association ...
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, terrorism, espionage, cia, undercover, working undercover, state affairs, government agency, conspiracy, terrorist, secret agents, national security ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%