Movies like Spy(ies)

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Spy(ies) (2009)
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Spy(ies) (2009)
Original name: Espion(s)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: France, UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Vincent is a bright young man but has introverted personality. He is working as a baggage handler at an airport and refuses to follow a career path accordingly to his education. With his colleague, Gerard, Vincent used to steal objects from the luggage in the hold before shipment. As he opens a diplomatic baggage, Gerard provokes an explosion and dies.
Style: sentimental, realistic, suspenseful, serious, psychological, bleak
Plot: espionage, terrorism, undercover, british secret service, female spy, danger, secret agents, love and romance, dishonesty, spy, counter terrorism, terrorist attack, graphic violence, manipulations, manipulation, profanity, stalking, hotel room, pharmaceutical company, charity event, attempted seduction
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, paris france, london, syria, england, france

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Most similar movies to Spy(ies)

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and tense films with plots about dishonesty, undercover, danger, espionage, state affairs, secret agents and spy mostly in Thriller, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Spy(ies): Farewell (2009), The Secret Agent (1996), A Few Days in September (2006), A Different Loyalty (2004), Legacy (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 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, 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 ⇓
95%
The Secret Agent (1996)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: London of the late 19th century is a haven for political exiles of all sorts - refugees, partisans, anarchists. Verloc has made his living spying for the Russian goverment, an agent provacateur of sorts, while simultaneously providing information to ...
Style: psychological, realistic, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Plot: espionage, terrorism, secret agents, bomb, police inspector, politics, state affairs, undercover, mentally challenged, dishonesty, danger, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1880s, 1930s ...
Place: london, england, europe, scotland, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
A Few Days in September (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, France, Portugal
Duration: 116 min.
Story: 1 September 2001. Elliot, an American C.I.A. agent holding top secret information on the immediate future of the world, disappears. His sole aim was to meet his daughter Orlando, whom he abandoned ten years before. Irène, a French agent who used to ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, tense
Plot: secret agents, undercover, deadly, dishonesty, state affairs, parents and children, track down, political intrigue, intelligence agency, spy, sniper, gunshot ...
Time: september 11 2001, 21st century, contemporary
Place: venice, paris france, france, europe, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
A Different Loyalty (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK, USA, Malta
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In January 1963, British journalist Leo Cauffield suddenly disappears from his home in Beirut. His wife Sally knew that he was working part-time for British intelligence, but was not prepared to be told by the British embassy that they suspect he ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: espionage, betrayal, treason, heroic mission, love affair, working undercover, secret agents, undercover, danger, dishonesty, journalism, government agency ...
Time: contemporary, 60s, 1960s
Place: lebanon, russia, middle east, beirut lebanon, moscow russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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 5.8
 366
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 ⇓
62%
 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 ⇓
58%
 7.7
 23K
Madras Cafe (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 130 min.
Story: An Indian Intelligence agent journeys into a war torn coastal island, to break a resolute rebel group. He deftly maneuvers his resources to make significant breakthroughs, amidst a scenario where the enemy has no face and the only counsel is ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, terrorism, manipulation, politics, conspiracy, secret agents, spy, state affairs, dishonesty, escapades, manipulations, espionage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, 1990s
Place: india, asia, sri lanka
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Tamarind Seed (1974)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: During a Caribbean holiday, a British civil servant finds herself falling in love with a Russian agent.
Style: realistic, serious, microfilm
Plot: espionage, opposites attract, double agent, cold war, government agency, undercover, secret agents, love and romance, special agents, state affairs, master and servant, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s
Place: paris france, london, europe, england, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Dying of the Light (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Bahamas, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Evan Lake, a veteran CIA agent, has been ordered to retire. But when his protégé uncovers evidence that Lake's nemesis, the terrorist Banir, has resurfaced, Lake goes rogue, embarking on a perilous, intercontinental mission to eliminate his ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, track down, espionage, retirement, danger, secret agents, undercover, special agents, revenge, cia, vengeance, profanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c., bucharest, kenya, romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.3
 955
The Serpent (1973)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Vlassov is a Soviet spy who defects in France. He is whisked to the U.S, where Allan Davies takes over the case. After polygraph tests and cross-examinations, Vlassov names several Western European agents who are also spying for the Soviets. Davies ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic, eurospy
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, espionage, double agent, kgb, intrigue, government agency, manhunt, race against time, secret agents, mind game, rivalry, working undercover ...
Time: 70s
Place: france, russia, europe, germany, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Secrets of State (2008)
Genre: Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In France, terrorist groups and intelligence agencies battle in a merciless war everyday, in the name of radically opposed ideologies. Yet, terrorist and secret agents lead almost the same lives. Condemned to secrecy, these masters of manipulation ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, serious, suspense
Plot: terrorist, espionage, secret agents, state affairs, race against time, good versus evil, political conspiracy, deadly, politics, working undercover, danger, undercover ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Comes a Bright Day (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A romantic thriller set during the armed robbery of one of London’s most exclusive jewellers. Sometimes funny, often dark, always captivating and never what you expect.
Style: exciting, serious, twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: wrong place wrong time, crimes, romance, heist, fall in love, danger, love and romance, chases and races, disorder, woman in danger, confined, forced into action ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.2
 752
Gentlemen (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Norway
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Beaten up, bruised, and scared, a young writer hides in a Stockholm apartment, writing the story of its disappeared inhabitants: the flamboyant and charismatic Morgan brothers.
Style: serious, captivating, tense, realistic
Plot: espionage, political conspiracy, undercover, state affairs, dishonesty, apartment, multiple time frames, love and romance, friendship, danger, conspiracy, writer's life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, sweden, stockholm sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Little Drummer Girl (1984)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: An American Actress with a penchant for lying is forceably recruited by Mosad, the Israeli intelligence agency to trap a Palestinian bomber, by pretending to be the girlfriend of his dead brother.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, tense, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, terrorism, mossad, political intrigue, intrigue, undercover, state affairs, secret agents, deadly, politics, dishonesty, double agent ...
Time: 80s
Place: middle east, germany, greece, england, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.3
 596
Complicit (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An MI5 officer's attempts to foil a possible terrorist plot are undermined by bureaucracy and moral dilemmas. Will he make the world a safer place or be complicit in making a tense situation even worse?
Style: tense, realistic, serious, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: terrorism, secret agents, danger, undercover, government agency, moral dilemma, crimes
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.9
 14K
Page Eight (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Page Eight is lovingly turned, with elegant writing, a flawless cast and a heartfelt message from writer/director David Hare about the danger zone where spies and politicians meet. The tension builds gently as we follow the fortunes of Johnny ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: loss of friend, government agency, undercover, espionage, state affairs, dishonesty, secret service, spy, father daughter relationship, waiter, political thriller, conspiracy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.4
 1K
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 ⇓
43%
 6.5
 1K
Dirty War (2004)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After years of meticulous planning, a terrorist operation is reaching its final stages. The authorities have received no intelligence; they are in a race against time but don't yet know it. As the operation unfolds, we see the working lives of ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: radical, firefighter, terrorism, secret agents, save the day, government agency, crimes, undercover, deadly, special agents, danger, race against time ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Surveillance 24/7 (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Our hero Adam gets drawn into a web of intrigue as evidence is planted on him of a gay royal affair.
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: conspiracy, intrigue, rivalry, investigation, race against time, murder, frame up, amateur detective, danger, state affairs, surveillance, gay romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.5
 347
Dark Hearts (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When struggling artist Colson finds his muse in sultry singer Fran, their daring romance spirals out of control into a dangerous game of deception and betrayal.
Style: serious, realistic, surreal, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: danger, couples, love affair, dangerous attraction, siblings relations, betrayal, dishonesty, love and romance, gory, manipulations, destructive relationship, obsession ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Human Factor (1979)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: When Arthur Davis, a junior bachelor in the British secret service's African section, is seen taking a file with him to meet his girlfriend Cynthia- the brass fears he may be the leak to Moscow, and allows Dr. Percival to terminate the ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret agents, conspiracy, espionage, double agent, communist, undercover, government agency, chases and races, dishonesty, heroes, state affairs, political intrigue ...
Time: 70s
Place: england, africa, europe, moscow russia, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Listening (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Estranged by the degree of corporate influence within the largest U.S. listening station in the world, an aging NSA officer defects and mounts a clandestine counter-listening station high in the Italian alps.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, espionage, secret agents, manhunt, on the run, fighting the system, government agency, dishonesty, undercover, danger, rebellion, life turned upside down ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
To Commit a Murder (1967)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: France, West Germany, Italy
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A writer gets wrapped up in espionage.
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Plot: kidnapping, espionage, spy, danger, state affairs, undercover, chases and races, heroes, crimes, dishonesty, graphic violence, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 7.5
 9K
London Spy (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: A romance between an MI6 code genius and an ordinary man promises happiness. But tragedy strikes when the spy dies in suspicious circumstances, forcing his lover to pursue the truth behind his death.
Style: captivating, tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: gay, espionage, love affair, undercover, spy, gays and lesbians, gender, murder, conspiracy, surveillance, police, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Executioner (1970)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A British intelligence agent must track down a fellow spy suspected of being a double agent.
Style: rough, suspenseful, talky, exciting, serious ...
Plot: espionage, spy, chases and races, government agency, undercover, dishonesty, state affairs, danger, secret agents, heroes, courtroom drama, vengeance ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: england, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.2
 3K
Civic Duty (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An American accountant bombarded with cable news and the media's obsession with terrorist plots in the post 9-11 world, receives a jolt when an unattached Islamic graduate student moves in next door.
Style: suspenseful, serious, captivating, clever, realistic
Plot: terrorism, accountant, dishonesty, danger, liberal, obsession, crimes, special agents, politics, love and romance, mental institution, fear ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.8
 346
The Break (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Spain, Germany, Ireland, Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Dowd, an IRA prisoner in the H-blocks, is gloomily facing his sentence, until he joins a comrade in a risky escape. Dowd begins a new life in New York, but he might as well be in prison again - until he strikes up a friendship with co-worker Tulio ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, gloomy, serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, romance, danger, nursing, solitary, ira, graphic violence, nudity (full frontal - brief), going straight, hopes, haunted by the past, vengeance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.0
 2K
The Heavy (2009)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Sibling rivalry turned into betrayal between two brothers. One a prime candidate for Prime Minister, the other a henchman for a successful, yet shady businessman. Presented with an opportunity to take revenge against his brother, our anti-hero must ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, gangsters, betrayal, crimes, uninhibited rivalry, vengeance, dishonesty, sibling rivalry, violence, family relations, siblings relations, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Looking Glass War (1970)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: From the John le Carre novel about a British spy who sends a Polish defector to East Germany to verify missile sites.
Style: bleak, clever, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: espionage, secret agents, spy, love and romance, state affairs, heroes, danger, chases and races, on the run, working undercover, political conspiracy, cons and scams ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: east germany, germany, london, german democratic republic, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Stone Merchant (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The Merchant (Harvey Keitel) is a Westerner. A merchant dealing in precious stones from Afganistan and Turkey. He's above suspicion. In truth, the "Stone Merchant" is a Christian convert into Islam. He's rich, cultured, ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, tense
Plot: terrorist attack, danger, assassination attempt, obsessive quest, terrorism, manipulation, politics, deadly, state affairs, manipulations, race against time, against the rules ...
Time: contemporary
Place: middle east, rome italy, afghanistan, turkey, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%