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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: bleak, tense, twists and turns, suspense, non-linear, clever, atmospheric, serious, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cold war, espionage, spy, investigation, government agency, mole, double agent, betrayal, secret agents, british intelligence, secret service, kgb, mind game, torture, surveillance, loneliness, conspiracy, twists & turns, paranoia, adaptation, assassination, dishonesty, rivalry, state affairs, undercover ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, england, budapest, budapest hungary, istanbul turkey, hungary, london

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious and tense films with plots about espionage, spy, undercover, dishonesty, betrayal, cold war and state affairs mostly in Thriller, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy: A Most Wanted Man (2014), The Game (2014), The Americans (2013), The Good Shepherd (2006), Legacy (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: atmospheric, tense, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: espionage, intelligence, muslim, torture, surveillance, terrorism, investigation, assassination, urban, dishonesty, security, terror ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: germany, hamburg germany, middle east
⇓ 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, clever, talky, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: spy, espionage, cold war, secret agents, kgb, mole, double agent, secret service, investigation, british, betrayal, government agency ...
Time: 20th century
Place: london, europe, paris france, czechoslovakia, england
⇓ 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: talky, bleak, realistic, clever, serious ...
Plot: cold war, espionage, secret agents, spy, iron curtain, cynicism, library, alcoholic, atheist, communist, grocer, whiskey ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: england, london, europe, germany, east germany ...
⇓ 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, serious, twists and turns, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: secret agents, espionage, spy, cold war, government agency, kgb, state affairs, undercover, dishonesty
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 8.4
 66K
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: secret agents, fbi, espionage, kgb, working undercover, double life, undercover, surveillance, parents and children, family relations, double agent, government agency ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: soviet union, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ 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: realistic, serious, gloomy, epic, atmospheric ...
Plot: cold war, spy, cia, espionage, invasion, betrayal, kgb, mentor, intrigue, idealism, politics, poet ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s, year 1960 ...
Place: cuba, usa, congo, africa, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 334
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating, tense
Plot: espionage, spy, kgb, secret agents, undercover, government agency, betrayal, forbidden love, political unrest, dishonesty, love and romance, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1974
Place: england, london, europe, britain, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: clever, suspenseful, realistic, serious, cynical ...
Plot: espionage, cold war, spy, political intrigue, undercover, double agent, government agency, secret agents, investigation, mystery, danger, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: england, london, albania, europe, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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The Lives of Others (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany
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: bleak, tense, gloomy, compassionate, heartbreaking ...
Plot: surveillance, communism, cold war, blackmail, interrogation, german, politics, corruption, voyeurism, paranoia, secret agents, morality ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, year 1984, 1990s
Place: germany, east germany, german democratic republic, europe, soviet union ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.0
 975
Enigma (1982)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, France
Duration: 101 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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, sexy ...
Plot: iron curtain, kgb, spy, espionage, cold war, undercover, cia, assassination, government agency, secret agents, renegade, love triangle ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: germany, east germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.3
 15K
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: suspense, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: espionage, cold war, betrayal, cia, nato, kgb, politics, secret agents, chases and races, dishonesty, state affairs, undercover ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1962
Place: cuba, new york, france, europe, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 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, suspenseful, tense, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: espionage, spy, surveillance, fbi, government agency, special agents, undercover, working undercover, betrayal, investigation, loyalty, cia ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2001, 2000s
Place: usa, moscow russia, ussr, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.8
 11K
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: suspenseful, suspense, tense, bleak, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kgb, cold war, murder, police investigation, crime, mystery, political corruption, fighting the system, police corruption, government conspiracy, politician, uncover truth ...
Place: russia, soviet union, moscow russia, stockholm sweden, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: atmospheric, twists and turns, serious, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: betrayal, investigation, cia, politician, suspicion, secret, uncover truth, political conspiracy, state affairs, writer's life, island, politics ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, massachusetts, usa, oxford university, pakistan ...
⇓ 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, serious, realistic, cerebral, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cold war, spy, espionage, berlin wall, chase, betrayal, politics, government agency, defection, secret agents, assassination attempt, manhunt ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: east germany, germany, europe, england, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Plot: espionage, kgb, cold war, double agent, iron curtain, secret agents, working undercover, state affairs, undercover, betrayal, danger, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: france, soviet union, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.4
 270K
Salt (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: As a CIA officer, Evelyn Salt swore an oath to duty, honor and country. Her loyalty will be tested when a defector accuses her of being a Russian spy. Salt goes on the run, using all her skills and years of experience as a covert operative to elude ...
Style: suspense, twists and turns, exciting, surprise ending, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: double agent, cia, spy, espionage, chase, assassination, revenge, secret service, russian spy, female protagonist, lone hero, terrorism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: soviet union, new york, usa, russia, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, fbi, russian, government agency, investigation, secret agents, undercover, hidden identity, special agents, parents and children ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, soviet union, san diego california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cold war, politics, espionage, chase, betrayal, military base, race against time, undercover, nato, kgb, fighting the system, terrorism ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, russia, europe, big ben london, glasgow scotland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Executioner (1970)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A British intelligence agent must track down a fellow spy suspected of being a double agent.
Style: suspenseful, serious, talky, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: spy, espionage, government agency, secret agents, assassin, adventure, working undercover, dishonesty, heroes, rivalry, state affairs, undercover ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, suspenseful, realistic, melancholic, enigmatic ...
Plot: spy, espionage, cold war, assassination attempt, government agency, investigation, master villain, mystery, secret agents, race against time, murder, political conspiracy ...
Time: 80s
Place: hamburg germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, stylized, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, spy, secret agents, political intrigue, working undercover, heroes, undercover, gang, racism, crimes, danger, rivalry ...
Time: 60s
Place: europe, germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, suspenseful, realistic, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, crimes, hotel, corruption, mind game, arms dealing, arms dealer, undercover agent, manager, working undercover, moral ambiguity, murder ...
Time: 2010s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england, london, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 7.3
 6K
23 (1998)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The movie's plot is based on the true story of a group of young computer hackers from Hannover, Germany. In the late 1980s the orphaned Karl Koch invests his heritage in a flat and a home computer. At first he dials up to bulletin boards to ...
Style: mind bending, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, realistic ...
Plot: hacker, espionage, kgb, cold war, computers and web, spy, cocaine, computer, hospital, obsessive quest, best friend, delusion ...
Time: 80s
Place: germany, europe, german democratic republic, berlin germany, west berlin west germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 8.4
 269K
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: terrorism, cia, explosion, investigation, espionage, spy, danger, intrigue, treason, marines, surveillance, paranoia ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, usa, iraq, virginia, america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.7
 32K
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, serious, tense, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: paranoia, spy, bodyguard, escape, deception, rivalry, undercover, danger, espionage, mind game, corporate crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, future
Place: usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.7
 21K
Torn Curtain (1966)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: During the Cold War, an American scientist appears to defect to East Germany as part of a cloak and dagger mission to find the formula for a resin solution, but the plan goes awry when his fiancee, unaware of his motivation, follows him across the ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, stylized, serious, realistic ...
Plot: cold war, espionage, iron curtain, museum, secret agents, politics, working undercover, chases and races, dishonesty, state affairs, couple relations, political intrigue ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: east germany, europe, east berlin east germany, germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: communist, double agent, espionage, government agency, secret agents, palaces castles and temples, political intrigue, dishonesty, heroes, state affairs, undercover, chases and races ...
Time: 70s
Place: africa, england, europe, britain, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, serious, gloomy, suspenseful ...
Plot: espionage, spy, cold war, undercover, satellite, treason, smuggling, heroin, rebellion, drugs/alcohol, rock, buddies ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, united states, soviet union, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Before I Go to Sleep (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, France, Sweden
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A woman wakes up every day, remembering nothing as a result of a traumatic accident in her past. One day, new terrifying truths emerge that force her to question everyone around her.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: memory loss, uncover truth, life turned upside down, amnesia, mystery, psychiatrist, obsession, woman in danger, doctors and patients, power relations, paranoia, hidden truth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2007, 1990s, 2000s ...
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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