Movies like Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
 7.1
 182K
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, non-linear, atmospheric, suspense, stylized, clever, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, cold war, spy, double agent, government agency, british intelligence, mole, investigation, betrayal, kgb, secret service, torture, secret agents, mind game, surveillance, loneliness, conspiracy, iron curtain, twists & turns, paranoia, adaptation, assassination, crimes, treason, secret ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, england, budapest hungary, istanbul turkey, budapest, hungary, london

Most similar movies to Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and tense films with plots about spy, espionage, undercover, cold war, dishonesty, secret agents and betrayal mostly in Thriller, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy: The Americans (2013), A Most Wanted Man (2014), The Game (2014), The Good Shepherd (2006), The Ghost Writer (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.4
 78K
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 ...
Style: captivating, exciting, atmospheric, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: undercover, secret agents, espionage, kgb, cold war, double life, russian, fbi, working undercover, top secret, surveillance, double agent ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, washington d.c., soviet union
⇓ 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, twists and turns, clever, suspenseful ...
Plot: cold war, spy, espionage, kgb, mole, secret service, double agent, secret agents, investigation, betrayal, british, russian ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: london, europe, britain, czechoslovakia, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A Most Wanted Man (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Germany
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A Chechen Muslim illegally immigrates to Hamburg and becomes a person of interest for a covert government team which tracks the movements of potential terrorists.
Style: bleak, thought provoking, tense, clever, melancholic ...
Plot: espionage, terrorism, immigrants, muslim, intelligence, who to trust, surveillance, investigation, mysterious character, haunted by the past, betrayal, government agency ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: germany, hamburg germany, berlin germany, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1965)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: British agent Alec Leamas refuses to come in from the cold war during the 1960s, choosing to face another mission, which may prove to be his final one.
Style: bleak, talky, realistic, clever, captivating ...
Plot: cold war, espionage, spy, communist, double agent, library, court martial, grocer, cynicism, alcoholic, whiskey, iron curtain ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: london, england, germany, europe, east germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 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, suspenseful, tense, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: secret agents, espionage, cold war, undercover, dishonesty, government agency, state affairs, spy, conspiracy, mi6, kgb
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, soviet union, london
⇓ 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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, tense ...
Plot: spy, cold war, double agent, cia, espionage, betrayal, invasion, suspicion, politics, patriotism, intrigue, idealism ...
Time: 1940s, 60s, 50s, 40s, 20th century ...
Place: cuba, usa, washington d.c., congo, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Ghost Writer (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Germany, UK
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A writer stumbles upon a long-hidden secret when he agrees to help former British Prime Minister Adam Lang complete his memoirs on a remote island after the politician's assistant drowns in a mysterious accident. In director Roman ...
Style: twists and turns, atmospheric, serious, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: betrayal, investigation, cia, suspicion, war crime, uncover truth, secret, political conspiracy, state affairs, writer's life, who to trust, assistant ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, massachusetts, usa, london, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, murder, corruption, spy, undercover agent, manager ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, london, cairo egypt, spain, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 5.8
 357
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, secret agents, love and romance, undercover, betrayal, government agency, forbidden love, dishonesty, political unrest, cold war ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1974
Place: england, london, europe, soviet union, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Ipcress File (1965)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: This espionage thriller represents a landmark in spy movies introducing the sly, dry intelligence agent Harry Palmer. The story, centers on Palmer's investigation into British Intelligence security. He's soon enmeshed in a world of ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, enigmatic, atmospheric ...
Plot: espionage, cold war, spy, political intrigue, double agent, undercover, investigation, danger, politics, dishonesty, race against time, rivalry ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: england, london, albania, europe, scotland yard ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.3
 16K
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, secret agents, kgb, politics, state affairs, government agency, undercover, spy, surveillance, cold war, nato ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1962
Place: cuba, paris france, new york, france, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.0
 1K
Enigma (1982)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Five highly-trained KGB agents are sent to the west to assassinate several Soviet dissidents. In order to stop the diabolical plot, an American agent must infiltrate Soviet intelligence and obtain information from a Russian computer.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, intense, exciting ...
Plot: kgb, iron curtain, espionage, undercover, assassination, cold war, cia, politics, dishonesty, danger, government agency, race against time ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: germany, east germany, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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: cia, cold war, espionage, spy, investigation, political intrigue, double agent, top secret, treason, state affairs, secret agents, communism ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, soviet union, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: espionage, terrorism, secret agents, bomb, police inspector, politics, undercover, state affairs, mentally challenged, dishonesty, crimes, danger ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1880s, 1930s, 18th century
Place: london, england, europe, scotland, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Lives of Others (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A tragic love story set in East Berlin with the backdrop of an undercover Stasi controlled culture. Stasi captain Wieler is ordered to follow author Dreyman and plunges deeper and deeper into his life until he reaches the threshold of doubting the ...
Style: tense, sincere, gloomy, bleak, compassionate ...
Plot: surveillance, cold war, voyeurism, espionage, blackmail, german, interrogation, communism, iron curtain, politics, actress, moral dilemma ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1984
Place: germany, east germany, berlin germany, german democratic republic, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.0
 57K
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, undercover, investigation, betrayal, manipulation, working undercover, special agents, suspicion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2001, 2000s
Place: washington d.c., usa, moscow russia, ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 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, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: espionage, cold war, kgb, double agent, undercover, working undercover, danger, betrayal, state affairs, dishonesty, father son relationship, iron curtain ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france, soviet union, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.2
 907
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: realistic, psychological, suspenseful, serious, eurospy
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, espionage, double agent, government agency, rivalry, conspiracy, race against time, danger, intrigue, political intrigue, dishonesty, kgb ...
Time: 70s
Place: france, russia, europe, england, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Smiley's People (1982)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, complex, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: espionage, cold war, spy, assassination attempt, defector, conspiracy, investigation, race against time, soldier, rivalry, undercover, double agent ...
Time: 80s
Place: hamburg germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.8
 12K
Gorky Park (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Police Inspector Renko tries to solve the case of three bodies found in Moscow's Gorky Park but finds his attempts to solve the crime impeded by his superiors. Working on his own, Renko seeks out more information and stumbles across a ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, bleak, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kgb, murder, cold war, police investigation, political corruption, crimes, crime, mystery, police corruption, state affairs, uncover truth, chases and races ...
Time: 80s
Place: russia, soviet union, stockholm sweden, sweden, moscow russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, serious, realistic, talky, exciting ...
Plot: espionage, spy, crimes, heroes, danger, political conspiracy, dishonesty, government agency, political corruption, betrayal, working undercover, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: england, greece
⇓ 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, buddies, political conspiracy, dishonesty, society, cold war, spy, smuggling, heroin ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, california, soviet union, united states, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Funeral in Berlin (1966)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Colonel Stok, a Soviet intelligence officer responsible for security at the Berlin Wall, appears to want to defect but the evidence is contradictory. Stok wants the British to handle his defection and asks for one of their agents, Harry Palmer, to ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, psychotronic, complex ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cold war, espionage, spy, berlin wall, chase, betrayal, special agents, secret agents, chases and races, state affairs, crimes, working undercover ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: berlin germany, east germany, germany, europe, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Seven Days in May (1964)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A U.S. Army general alerts the president of a planned military coup against him.
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, suspense, intense ...
Plot: cold war, conspiracy, u.s. air force, nuclear, politics, secret service, white house, revolution, betrayal, terrorism, espionage, military ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, future, 70s
Place: pentagon, russia, texas, latin america, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, family relations, teenage boy, espionage, investigation, crimes, fbi, special agents, parents and children, hidden identity, secret agents, double agent ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, san diego california, soviet union ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 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: serious, tense, realistic, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: espionage, loss of friend, government agency, undercover, secret service, dishonesty, state affairs, waiter, father daughter relationship, political thriller, spy, conspiracy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Fourth Protocol (1987)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Plan Aurora, led by Kim Philby is a plan that breaches the top-secret Fourth Protocol and turns the fears that shaped it into a living nightmare. A crack Soviet agent, placed under cover in a quiet English country town, begins to assemble a nuclear ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kgb, espionage, politics, chase, betrayal, undercover, race against time, secret agents, military base, danger, political intrigue, conspiracy ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: russia, england, europe, london, big ben london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Quiller Memorandum (1966)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Two British agents are murdered by a mysterious Neonazi organization in West Berlin. The British Secret Service sends agent Quiller to investigate. Soon Quiller is confronted with Neonazi chief "Oktober" and involved in a dangerous game ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, stylized, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, spy, working undercover, secret agents, heroes, crimes, gang, danger, rivalry, political intrigue, racism, undercover ...
Time: 60s
Place: europe, germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.7
 34K
Paranoia (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, India, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An entry-level employee at a powerful corporation finds himself occupying a corner office, but at a dangerous price: he must spy on his boss's old mentor to secure for him a multi-billion dollar advantage.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, suspense, entertaining, exciting ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: paranoia, spy, undercover, deception, rivalry, espionage, danger, escape, mind game, uninhibited rivalry, dishonesty, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, future
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.5
 63K
Child 44 (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Czech Republic, UK, USA, Russia
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Set in Stalin-era Soviet Union, a disgraced MGB agent is dispatched to investigate a series of child murders -- a case that begins to connect with the very top of party leadership.
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, intense, factual ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, child murder, police investigation, uncover truth, crimes, stalinism, against the rules, lone hero, investigation, serial murder, murder investigation ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 1930s, 1940s ...
Place: russia, soviet union, berlin germany, moscow russia, ukraine
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%