Movies and TV shows like Homeland

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Homeland (2011)
 8.3
 335K
Homeland (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
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, political thriller ...
Plot: cia, terrorism, espionage, top secret, investigation, government agency, surveillance, spy, counter terrorism, treason, terrorist, supportive coworker, marines, muslim, interrogation, mentally unstable, pow, mental illness, mole, paranoia, national security, mission, intrigue, bipolar disorder, victim ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, usa, virginia, iraq, langley virginia, america, pakistan ...

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Most similar movies to Homeland

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and tense films and TV series with plots about cia, danger, espionage, undercover, spy, terrorism and state affairs mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Homeland: The Bureau (2015), The Americans (2013), 24 (2001), Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan (2018), Covert Affairs (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.7
 11K
The Bureau (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
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, tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: undercover agent, spy, secret service, espionage, terrorism, investigation, characters in danger, national security, mission, secret identity, obsession, military ...
Time: 2010s
Place: syria, france, israel, iran, paris france ...
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88%
 8.4
 96K
The Americans (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
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: espionage, cold war, undercover, double life, kgb, secret agents, working undercover, mole, parents and children, fbi, top secret, government agency ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., usa, ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 8.4
 183K
24 (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
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: twists and turns, serious, stylized, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorist plot, government agency, special agents, terrorism, terrorist, secret service, race against time, double agent, revenge, heroes, president, mission ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, twists and turns, suspense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, terrorism, agent, espionage, investigation, cia agent, conspiracy, intelligence, outsmarting, murder, chase, spy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., langley virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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 7.3
 29K
Covert Affairs (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: spy, double life, cia, secret agents, female spy, blind character, state affairs, undercover, workplace, mission gone awry, characters in danger, working undercover ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, virginia, langley virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 6.6
 60K
Quantico (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
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: tense, twists and turns, surprise ending, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: fbi, investigation, fbi agent, recruit, terrorist attack, attack, terrorism, on the run, secret, terrorist, colleague, frame up ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 7.0
 60K
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, investigation, betrayal, manipulation, working undercover, special agents, suspicion, intrigue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2001
Place: washington d.c., usa, ussr, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 237K
The Blacklist (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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, serious, clever, tense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fbi, special agents, master criminal, unlikely partners, mind game, law enforcement, crimes, outsmarting, terrorism, partners, investigation, intrigue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2020s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Movie in collections
 7.7
 605K
Argo (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: As the Iranian revolution reaches a boiling point, a CIA 'exfiltration' specialist concocts a risky plan to free six Americans who have found shelter at the home of the Canadian ambassador.
Style: tense, suspenseful, captivating, clever, factual ...
Plot: cia, rescue mission, hostage, secret agents, revolution, daring rescue, american abroad, behind enemy lines, escapades, race against time, government agency, hidden identity ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1980, year 1981 ...
Place: middle east, iran, langley virginia, usa, tehran iran ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 115K
Bodyguard (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, political, romantic
Plot: bodyguard, terrorism, family, terrorist, security, politician, assassination, politics, army, police, veteran, stalking ...
Time: 2010s
Place: middle east, britain, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Person of Interest (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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, artificial intelligence, hi-tech, partners against crime, hacker, computer system, computer genius, mysterious character, computers and web, crimes, privacy invasion, fighting crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 7.9
 11K
Rubicon (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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: twists and turns, serious, realistic, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: conspiracy, undercover, uncover truth, espionage, surveillance, boss, government agency, cia, deception, government facility, loner, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 7.6
 50K
Alias (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
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, boys' night, teen drama
Plot: female spy, cia, double agent, secret identity, working undercover, secret agents, spy, double life, martial arts, espionage, young woman, deception ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ 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, surveillance, immigrants, muslim, intelligence, who to trust, investigation, mysterious character, haunted by the past, betrayal, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: germany, hamburg germany, berlin germany, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 6K
Sleeper Cell (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A chilling and unflinching look at all sides of a complicated issue, focusing on an African-American Muslim who joins an Islamic sleeper terrorist cell in the United States while working undercover for the FBI.
Style: tense, rough, suspenseful, captivating, serious ...
Plot: muslim, undercover agent, terrorist, undercover, terrorism, race against time, heroes, fbi, bomb, outsmarting, pretense, counter terrorism ...
Place: los angeles, usa, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
24: Live Another Day (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
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: hacker, president, cia, terrorism, terrorist, treason, international relations, save the day, life risking, characters in danger, counter terrorism, on the run ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 7.1
 4K
Allegiance (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Alex O'Connor, a young idealistic CIA analyst specializing in Russian affairs, learns a shocking secret and his close-knit, affluent family is about to be split apart when it's revealed that his parents, Mark and Katya, are covert Russian ...
Style: bleak, suspense, tense, twists and turns
Plot: cia, spy, kgb, undercover, russian spy, loyalty, secret agents, conspiracy, working undercover, government agency, cold war, russian ...
Place: usa, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
State of Affairs (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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, usa president, state affairs, dead son, white house, female protagonist, death, social realism, spy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA
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, rough, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, cia, manhunt, military, swat team, espionage, al qaeda, 9/11, terrorist group, assassination, terrorist, helicopter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2009, year 2005, year 2003 ...
Place: pakistan, middle east, iraq, baghdad iraq, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Honourable Woman (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Nessa Stein, the daughter of a Zionist arms procurer who as a child witnessed his assassination. Now an adult, Nessa inherits her father's company and changes course from supplying arms to laying data cabling networks between Israel and the ...
Style: captivating, serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: israeli palestinian conflict, political unrest, powerful corporation, family relations, mistrust, political intrigue, secret service, state affairs, undercover, muslim, espionage, charity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, england, palestine, israel, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 11K
24: Legacy (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 41 min.
TV show
Story: The story of military hero Eric Carter’s return to the U.S. and the trouble that follows him back – compelling him to ask CTU for help in saving his life, and stopping what potentially could be one of the largest-scale terror attacks on ...
Style: suspense, serious, twists and turns, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret service, one man army, government agency, workplace, special agents, tough heroes, save the day, investigation, terrorist plot, daring rescue, life risking, financial driven terrorism ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 227K
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, cia agent, torture, bomb, secret agents, track down, divorce ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, jordan, dubai, manchester, baghdad iraq ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
XIII: The Series (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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, conspiracy, terrorist, cia, cia agent, secret agents, who to trust, life is a bitch, secret service, uncover truth, dishonesty, state affairs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.7
 5K
The Company (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 286 min.
TV show
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: tense, captivating, epic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cold war, cia, spy, undercover, mole, betrayal, suspicion, politics, double life, state affairs, intrigue, power relations ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 80s, 50s
Place: europe, germany, yale university, ussr, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 72K
Blindspot (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: A vast international plot explodes when a beautiful Jane Doe is discovered naked in Times Square, completely covered in mysterious, intricate tattoos with no memory of who she is or how she got there. But there's one tattoo that is impossible ...
Style: twists and turns, tense, suspense, realistic
Plot: fbi, memory loss, puzzle, strong female character, terrorist, investigation, secret organization, tattoo, killings, fbi agent, memory, martial arts ...
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.9
 119K
Revenge (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
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: twists and turns, captivating, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: high society, strong female character, vengeance, pretense, rivalry, hidden identity, millionaire, haunted by the past, undercover, enemy, scheme, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.6
 14K
Carlos (2010)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 334 min.
TV show
Story: The story of Venezuelan revolutionary, Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, who founded a worldwide terrorist organization and raided the OPEC headquarters in 1975 before being caught by the French police.
Style: tense, suspenseful, captivating, epic, atmospheric ...
Plot: terrorism, revolutionary, murderer, terrorist, gunfight, radical, mission, leader, wanted, crimes, hostage situation, politician ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, 90s
Place: lebanon, middle east, sudan, europe, africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 88K
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, suspense, rough, disturbing, thought provoking ...
Plot: terrorism, counter terrorism, interrogation, investigation, nuclear threat, violence, fbi, moral dilemma, race against time, sadism, right and wrong, manipulation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.8
 56K
Rendition (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: When an Egyptian terrorism suspect "disappears" on a flight from Africa to Washington DC, his American wife and a CIA analyst find themselves caught up in a struggle to secure his release from a secret detention facility somewhere outside ...
Style: rough, serious, tense, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: terrorism, politics, cia, kidnapping, terrorist, war on terror, introspection, state affairs, government agency, undercover, senator, police brutality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, washington d.c., chicago illinois, usa, cape town south africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 290 min.
TV show
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, realistic ...
Plot: cold war, espionage, spy, kgb, mole, double agent, secret service, betrayal, secret agents, investigation, traitor, russian ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: london, britain, europe, czechoslovakia, united kingdom ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
13%