Movies and TV shows like Homeland

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Homeland (2011)
 8.3
 283K
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 sanity, at every turn.
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, captivating, twists and turns, psychological, clever, realistic, multicultural
Plot: cia, terrorism, espionage, investigation, explosion, spy, danger, treason, paranoia, top secret, marines, surveillance, muslim, interrogation, mentally unstable, mental illness, government agency, mole, national security, mission, intrigue, torture, victim, characters in danger, pow ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, usa, virginia, iraq, america, iran, pakistan ...

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Most similar movies to Homeland

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and tense films and TV series with plots about cia, danger, espionage, spy, undercover, government agency and state affairs mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Homeland: Covert Affairs (2010), 24 (2001), The Americans (2013), Revenge (2011), State of Affairs (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 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: exciting, serious, captivating, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, double life, spy, secret agents, working undercover, state affairs, undercover, workplace, characters in danger, mission gone awry, top secret, code breaking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, virginia, langley virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.3
 164K
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, exciting, twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: special agents, terrorism, revenge, race against time, double agent, government agency, against the rules, secret service, undercover, treason, interrogation, save the day ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 8.4
 75K
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, kgb, double life, espionage, secret agents, cold war, russian, fbi, working undercover, mole, top secret, surveillance ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, soviet union, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.9
 108K
Revenge (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
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, twists and turns, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: chick flick
Plot: undercover, high society, vengeance, hidden identity, haunted by the past, strong female character, pretense, secret, millionaire, scheme, mysterious character, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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State of Affairs (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Each day the President is faced with dozens of life and death decisions, and to prioritize the biggest international crises facing the country, one top CIA analyst - Charleston Tucker - assembles the President's Daily Briefing. This list of ...
Style: serious, tense, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: cia, politics, national security, workplace situations, state affairs, dead son, white house, female protagonist, death, spies, usa president, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 56K
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, fbi, surveillance, double agent, undercover, investigation, betrayal, working undercover, special agents, suspicion, intrigue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2001, 2000s
Place: usa, moscow russia, washington d.c., ussr
⇓ 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: realistic, twists and turns, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: undercover, surveillance, boss, government agency, uncover truth, espionage, prodigy, workplace, government facility, crimes, manipulations, deception ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Person of Interest (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Person of Interest follows former CIA paramilitary operative, John Reese, who is presumed dead and teams up with reclusive billionaire Finch to prevent violent crimes in New York City by initiating their own type of justice. With the special ...
Style: captivating, exciting, serious, clever, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: surveillance, hacker, partners against crime, artificial intelligence, computer system, hi-tech, crimes, fighting crime, secret, heroes, computer genius, computers and web ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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 8.7
 4K
The Bureau (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 52 min.
Story: Within the DGSE (General Directorate for External Security), a department called the Office Of Legends (BDL) forms and remote pilot the most important agents of the French intelligence services: Clandestine. Immersion in hostile country, their ...
Style: twists and turns, realistic, tense, serious, suspenseful
Plot: undercover agent, secret service, espionage, spy, terrorism, danger, investigation, characters in danger, political thriller, military, mission, mentally unstable ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
24: Live Another Day (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
Story: Jack Bauer comes out of hiding in London to head off a massive terrorist attack while being hunted down by American forces dispatched by President James Heller.
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, hacker, cia, president, treason, international relations, tough heroes, life risking, characters in danger, save the day, shooting, killings ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 55K
Quantico (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
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: twists and turns, tense, surprise ending, realistic
Plot: fbi, secret, recruit, investigation, terrorist attack, attack, false identity, terrorist, bonding, terrorism, flashback, fbi agent ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 163K
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: tense, captivating, exciting, twists and turns, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fbi, secret, special agents, intrigue, master criminal, danger, investigation, manipulations, unlikely partners, partners, mind game, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 157 min.
Story: A chronicle of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after the September 2001 attacks, and his death at the hands of the Navy S.E.A.L. Team 6 in May, 2011.
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, talky, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, cia, manhunt, military, assassination, terrorist group, espionage, track down, 9/11, navy seal, explosion, undercover agent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2009, year 2011, 2010s ...
Place: pakistan, middle east, iraq, langley virginia, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.6
 43K
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, captivating ...
Audience: teens, teen drama, boys' night
Plot: cia, secret identity, double agent, spy, female spy, secret agents, working undercover, betrayal, deception, chases and races, crimes, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ 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, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: spy, espionage, cold war, kgb, mole, secret service, double agent, secret agents, investigation, betrayal, british, russian ...
Time: 20th century
Place: london, europe, czechoslovakia, paris france, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: When CIA analyst Jack Ryan stumbles upon a suspicious series of bank transfers his search for answers pulls him from the safety of his desk job and catapults him into a deadly game of cat and mouse throughout Europe and the Middle East, with a ...
Style: serious, exciting, captivating, suspense, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, cia, agent, espionage, investigation, danger, shooting, intelligence, mind game, chase, conspiracy, murder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
16%
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, tense, clever, thought provoking, melancholic ...
Plot: espionage, terrorism, intelligence, muslim, who to trust, surveillance, investigation, mysterious character, haunted by the past, immigrants, betrayal, government agency ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: germany, hamburg germany, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
XIII: The Series (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 45 min.
Story: After a plot to kill the president of the USA an agent with lost memories tries to recover his life and memories. Others use him to cover up some dirty business involving high ranking officials from the CIA and the White House.
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: memory loss, cia agent, conspiracy, secret agents, dishonesty, who to trust, secret service, danger, life is a bitch, uncover truth, state affairs, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 9.0
 453K
True Detective (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: An American anthology police detective series utilizing multiple timelines in which investigations seem to unearth personal and professional secrets of those involved, both within or outside the law.
Style: realistic, bleak, clever, tense, gloomy ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, police detective, crime, crimes, partners, partners against crime, investigation, murder, uncover truth, troubled, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: louisiana, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 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: epic, tense, captivating, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, cold war, cia, suspicion, undercover, mole, double life, politics, betrayal, intrigue, power relations, state affairs ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: europe, germany, england, berlin germany, moscow russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Prisoners of War (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Israel
Duration: 50 min.
Story: TJFF presents the pilot episode of the award-winning Israeli series that inspired the American hit, Homeland. Set in 2008, this first episode focuses on two Israeli soldiers being released after 17 years of captivity in Lebanon. It powerfully ...
Style: tense, twists and turns, captivating, emotional, suspenseful ...
Plot: terrorism, father daughter relationship, torture, mossad, off the grid, investigation, homecoming, government agency, outside help, secret agenda, muslim, nightmare ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 8.2
 13K
MI-5 (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, 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: exciting, twists and turns, suspenseful, tense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, espionage, double life, undercover, double agent, heroes, state affairs, deadly, society, machismo, tough heroes, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 8.2
 77K
Bodyguard (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A troubled war veteran is assigned to protect a controversial politician who may be the target of a terror plot.
Style: exciting, disturbing, suspense, romantic
Plot: terrorism, bodyguard, security, politician, veteran, politics, family, stalking, police, assassination, minister, army ...
Place: middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.3
 566
The Agency (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, serious, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, terrorism, terrorist, cia, spy, government agency, secret service, top secret, working undercover, secret agents, deadly, helicopter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.0
 25K
The Event (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: The Event is an emotional, high-octane conspiracy thriller that follows Sean Walker, an everyman who investigates the mysterious disappearance of his would-be fiancée Leila, and unwittingly begins to expose the biggest cover-up in U.S. history.
Style: serious, captivating, suspenseful, twists and turns, exciting ...
Plot: missing person, conspiracy, government agency, mystery, investigation, government facility, chases and races, state affairs, cia, nobody believes, buried truth, space and aliens ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 8.7
 606K
Dexter (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 53 min.
Story: Dexter is an American television drama series. The series centers on Dexter Morgan, a blood spatter pattern analyst for 'Miami Metro Police Department' who also leads a secret life as a serial killer, hunting down criminals who have ...
Style: clever, captivating, serious, suspenseful, dark humor ...
Plot: serial killer, double life, hidden identity, vigilantism, crime, forensics, crimes, right and wrong, corpse, loner, police station, gory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: miami, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, government agency, british intelligence, mole, double agent, investigation, betrayal, kgb, secret service, torture ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, england, budapest hungary, budapest, istanbul turkey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.9
 65K
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: semi serious, exciting, stylized, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, starting over, uncover truth, adventure, outsmarting, new job, ex law enforcer, lifestyle change, peril, dishonesty, crimes, secret agents ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: miami, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.1
 201K
Body of Lies (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The CIA’s hunt is on for the mastermind of a wave of terrorist attacks. Roger Ferris is the agency’s man on the ground, moving from place to place, scrambling to stay ahead of ever-shifting events. An eye in the sky – a satellite link – ...
Style: serious, tense, realistic, clever, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, spy, cia, espionage, government agency, intelligence agency, danger, off the grid, track down, torture, bomb, beating ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, jordan, dubai, manchester england, langley virginia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.1
 81K
Unthinkable (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A convert to Islam sends the U.S. government a tape showing him in three nondescript storage rooms, each of which may contain a nuclear bomb set to detonate in less than a week. Helen Brody, an FBI agent in L.A., is tasked with finding the bombs ...
Style: psychological, rough, suspense, brutal, disturbing ...
Plot: terrorism, violence, nuclear threat, investigation, fbi, moral dilemma, race against time, torture, interrogation, right and wrong, manipulation, counter terrorism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%