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The Americans (2013)
 8.4
 71K
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, secret agents, espionage, double life, kgb, russian, fbi, cold war, working undercover, mole, surveillance, family relations, parents and children, double agent, spy, mission, government agency, couple relations, russian spy, investigation, intrigue, neighbor, elimination, manipulations, top secret ...
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 realistic, serious, 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), Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011), The Game (2014), Ray Donovan (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.3
 276K
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, marines, treason, paranoia, surveillance, torture, muslim ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, usa, virginia, iraq, langley virginia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 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, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, double life, spy, secret agents, blind character, undercover, workplace, working undercover, mission gone awry, state affairs, characters in danger, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, virginia, langley virginia
⇓ 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, mole, british intelligence, investigation, betrayal, double agent, government agency, secret service, torture, kgb ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, england, budapest, hungary, istanbul turkey ...
⇓ 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, twists and turns, serious, clever, stylized ...
Plot: cold war, spy, secret agents, espionage, undercover, dishonesty, government agency, state affairs, kgb
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 8.3
 68K
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, clever, captivating, tense, realistic ...
Plot: crimes, blackmail, power relations, family problems, identity crisis, hollywood, businessman, teamwork, family secret, intrigue, millionaire, cover up ...
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, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: spy, espionage, cold war, kgb, mole, double agent, secret agents, investigation, secret service, betrayal, british, russian ...
Time: 20th century
Place: london, europe, czechoslovakia, paris france, 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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, melancholic, enigmatic ...
Plot: espionage, cold war, spy, assassination attempt, investigation, deadly, political corruption, dishonesty, heroes, political intrigue, government agency, political conspiracy ...
Time: 80s
Place: hamburg germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 154K
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, exciting, tense, clever, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fbi, secret, special agents, master criminal, intrigue, investigation, mind game, danger, manipulations, crimes, unlikely partners, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 7.9
 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: captivating, tense, suspenseful, epic, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, cold war, cia, suspicion, undercover, mole, double life, politics, betrayal, state affairs, intrigue, power relations ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 50s, 80s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, england, east berlin east germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 55K
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, undercover, betrayal, investigation, cia, double agent, russian, intrigue, suspicion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2001, 2000s
Place: usa, moscow russia, ussr, washington d.c.
⇓ 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: suspenseful, exciting, tense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: spy, teenage boy, espionage, investigation, fbi, russian, youth, family relations, hidden identity, double agent, undercover, special agents ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, soviet union, san diego california ...
⇓ 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: serious, twists and turns, atmospheric, realistic, mind bending ...
Plot: homosexual, intelligence, surveillance, boss, undercover, riddles and clues, cover up, paranoia, neighbor, cia, conspiracy, deception ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 339
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: tense, captivating, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: kgb, espionage, spy, government agency, political unrest, dishonesty, undercover, forbidden love, betrayal, state affairs, love and romance, secret agents ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1974
Place: england, london, soviet union, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, tense ...
Plot: cold war, spy, cia, espionage, betrayal, invasion, double agent, politics, suspicion, patriotism, intrigue, idealism ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 60s, 50s, year 1944 ...
Place: cuba, usa, congo, africa, latin america ...
⇓ 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: tense, realistic, suspenseful, serious
Plot: kgb, espionage, cold war, double agent, iron curtain, secret agents, state affairs, undercover, working undercover, dishonesty, danger, betrayal ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france, soviet union, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 42K
Alias (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Sydney Bristow, an agent who has been tricked to believe she is working for the U.S. government, is actually working for a criminal organization named the Alliance of Twelve. Upon learning this, Sydney becomes a double agent for the real CIA.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense ...
Audience: teens, teen drama, boys' night
Plot: cia, secret identity, double agent, spy, female spy, betrayal, deception, secret agents, chases and races, crimes, working undercover, state affairs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 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: exciting, serious, twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: special agents, undercover, working undercover, fbi, government agency, secret identity, espionage, betrayal, mysterious character, state affairs, dishonesty, on the run ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Plot: cold war, cia, espionage, spy, undercover, investigation, code breaking, treason, top secret, double agent, communism, code ...
Place: usa, soviet union, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover agent, organized crime, investigation, gangsters, crimes, working undercover, special agents, tough law enforcer, undercover, law enforcement, dishonesty, fbi ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: captivating, tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: espionage, double agent, spy, master villain, heroic mission, secret agents, working undercover, chases and races, undercover, betrayal, race against time, dishonesty ...
Time: 1910s, 1900s, 20th century
Place: england, russia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 8.3
 13K
MI-5 (2002)
Genre: Drama, 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: rough, twists and turns, suspenseful, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, espionage, double life, undercover, double agent, heroes, deadly, state affairs, danger, machismo, tough heroes, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: exciting, realistic, suspenseful, serious
Plot: betrayal, espionage, buddies, political unrest, undercover, couple relations, parents and children, working undercover, government agency, head of state, heroes, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: russia, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.9
 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, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, undercover, rookie, fbi, double agent, working undercover, undercover cop, partners, crime, fbi agent, internal affairs, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 8.8
 151K
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, mind bending ...
Plot: small town, investigation, murder, small town life, rape, supernatural, who done it, psychic, double life, mysterious place, crime, special agents ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s, 90s, year 1989
Place: washington state, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.7
 46K
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: hitman, danger, female killer, female spy, mole, chases and races, spy, killings, working undercover, crimes, secret government organization, undercover ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, crimes, mind game, corruption, undercover agent, manager, arms dealer, undercover, moral ambiguity, murder, secret service ...
Time: 2010s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england, london, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 8.4
 162K
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: serious, twists and turns, exciting, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: special agents, terrorism, race against time, double agent, government agency, against the rules, secret service, one man army, treason, interrogation, undercover, revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.2
 145
The Handler (2003)
Genre: Drama, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Handler is a crime series created by Canadian writer-producer Chris Haddock, airing in the United States on CBS in the 2003-04 season. The show starred Joe Pantoliano as Joe Renato, an FBI agent assigned to train and handle young undercover ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Plot: fbi, special agents, crime, officers and cadets, law enforcement, working undercover, undercover, government agency, basic training, undercover agent, crime solving, fbi agent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 8.0
 64K
Burn Notice (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: A formerly blacklisted spy uses his unique skills and training to help people in desperate situations.
Style: exciting, semi serious, stylized, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, starting over, secret service, uncover truth, adventure, gadget, crimes, chases and races, lifestyle change, secret agents, new job, peril ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: miami, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.3
 361
Angela's Eyes (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, exciting
Plot: fbi, special agents, crimes, crime, life is a bitch, treason, investigation, haunted by the past, espionage, law enforcement, partners, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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