Movies like Bridge of Spies

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Bridge of Spies
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Germany, India, USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: During the Cold War, the Soviet Union captures U.S. pilot Francis Gary Powers after shooting down his U-2 spy plane. Sentenced to 10 years in prison, Powers' only hope is New York lawyer James Donovan, recruited by a CIA operative to negotiate his release. Donovan boards a plane to Berlin, hoping to win the young man's freedom through a prisoner exchange. If all goes well, the Russians would get Rudolf Abel, the convicted spy who Donovan defended in court.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, suspense, serious, dramatic, intense, tense, interesting, talky, entertaining ...
Plot: cold war, lawyer, spy, espionage, cia, politics, surveillance, court, justice, russian, paranoia, chase, legal, spies, world politics, secrets, political, storytelling, state affairs, islam, propaganda, mentor, period piece, conspiracy, idealism ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1960, year 1957, 1950s
Place: east germany, germany, russia, europe, usa, soviet union, berlin germany ...
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From the Earth to the Moon
Action, Drama, History, Thriller
USA
60 min.
 8.7
Seven Days in May
Drama, Thriller
USA
118 min.
 7.9
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspense and tense films with plots about dialogue, mentor, politics, storytelling, corruption, betrayal and runaway mostly in Drama, Thriller and History genres. Some movies like Bridge of Spies: Thirteen Days (2000), JFK (1991), The Good Shepherd (2006), Munich (2005), Seven Days in May (1964). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Thirteen Days
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Dramatisation of the Cuban Missile Crisis, the nuclear standoff with the USSR sparked by the discovery by the Americans of missle bases established on the Soviet allied island of Cuba. Shown from the perspective of the US President, John F Kennedy, ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, tense, factual ...
Plot: politics, cold war, president, military, nuclear, white house, head of state, political, world politics, nuclear war, conspiracy, assassination ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1962
Place: cuba, usa, boston, russia, manhattan new york city ...
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JFK
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 189 min.
Story: New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison discovers there's more to the Kennedy assassination than the official story.
Style: serious, factual, disturbing, dramatic, realistic ...
Plot: president, conspiracy, investigation, assassination, obsession, politics, assassin, courtroom, corruption, murder, paranoia, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1963, 1960s
Place: new orleans, vietnam, cuba, washington d.c.
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System:   61%
    User:   63%
 
The Good Shepherd
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: espionage, cold war, spy, betrayal, cia, mentor, corruption, sacrifice, government agency, moral ambiguity, male nudity, surveillance ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s, year 1960 ...
Place: cuba, usa, africa, latin america, congo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   45%
 
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 7.6
 194K
Munich
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: France, Canada, USA
Duration: 164 min.
Story: During the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, eleven Israeli athletes are taken hostage and murdered by a Palestinian terrorist group known as Black September. In retaliation, the Israeli government recruits a group of Mossad agents to track down and ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, suspense, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: politics, assassination, terrorism, espionage, revenge, vengeance, murder, paranoia, morality, jewish, guilt, assassin ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1972
Place: israel, palestine, middle east, europe, germany ...
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System:   51%
    User:   48%
 
Seven Days in May
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, realistic, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: politics, conspiracy, cold war, secret service, military, terrorism, betrayal, nuclear, president, white house, fighting the system, political ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, future
Place: russia, latin america, california, pentagon, texas
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System:   50%
    User:   55%
 
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Topaz
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: suspenseful, suspense, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: espionage, cold war, betrayal, spy, murder, surveillance, politics, torture, death, secrets, chase, secret agents ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1962
Place: france, cuba, new york, europe, russia ...
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System:   49%
    User:   42%
 
A Most Wanted Man
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: tense, atmospheric, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: espionage, surveillance, terrorism, spy, investigation, islam, lawyer, secret service, immigrants, manipulation, spies, politics ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
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System:   47%
    User:   47%
 
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K-19: The Widowmaker
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Germany, Canada, USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: When Russia's first nuclear submarine malfunctions on its maiden voyage, the crew must race to save the ship and prevent a nuclear disaster.
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, cold war, nuclear, politics, courage, underwater, leadership, sacrifice, race against time, russian, catastrophe, weapons ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 1990s
Place: russia, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   43%
 
 7.8
 6K
The Tunnel
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Inspired by true events, Olympic swimmer Harry Melchior defects from East Germany in the 1960s and hatches a daring plot to help his sister and others flee East Berlin through a 145-yard underground tunnel.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, tense, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: politics, betrayal, communism, freedom, surveillance, tunnel, parents and children, german, prison escape, political unrest, tragedy, idealism ...
Time: 1960s
Place: germany, east germany, europe, german democratic republic, east berlin ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   50%
 
The Spy Who Came in from the Cold
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, serious ...
Plot: espionage, cold war, betrayal, spy, drinking, spies, secret agents, secrets, brainwashing, moral ambiguity, surveillance, greed ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: england, london, east germany, europe, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   44%
 
 7.0
 55K
Breach
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: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Plot: espionage, betrayal, spy, surveillance, fbi, investigation, cia, catholicism, paranoia, manipulation, undercover, government agency ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2001, 2000s
Place: usa, washington d.c., ussr, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   53%
 
 7.1
 207K
Valkyrie
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Wounded in Africa during World War II, Nazi Col. Claus von Stauffenberg returns to his native Germany and joins the Resistance in a daring plan to create a shadow government and assassinate Adolf Hitler. When events unfold so that he becomes a ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, factual, bad ending, realistic ...
Plot: war, nazis, conspiracy, treason, courage, storytelling, plan gone awry, assassination attempt, resistance, world war two, death of protagonist, secrets ...
Time: year 1944, 20th century, 40s, year 1943, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, poland, africa, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   39%
 
 6.9
 60K
The Debt
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Hungary, Israel
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Rachel Singer is a former Mossad agent who tried to capture a notorious Nazi war criminal – the Surgeon of Birkenau – in a secret Israeli mission that ended with his death on the streets of East Berlin. Now, 30 years later, a man claiming to be ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: spy, nazi, cold war, kidnapping, justice, redemption, espionage, secret agents, nazis, secrets, spies, twists & turns ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 90s, 1990s ...
Place: israel, germany, east germany, europe, middle east ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   44%
 
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Enigma
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: espionage, spy, cold war, assassination, iron curtain, government agency, kgb, secret agents, technology, spies, special agents, assassination attempt ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: germany, east germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   37%
 
Little Nikita
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, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: espionage, spy, fbi, russian, investigation, government agency, spies, death, conspiracy, chase, mentor, revenge ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, russia, soviet union ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   44%
 
Zero Dark Thirty
Genre: Drama, Thriller
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, talky, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, terrorism, military, cia, obsession, assassination, torture, violence, surveillance, investigation, 9/11, spy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2009, 2010s, 2000s ...
Place: middle east, pakistan, iraq, paris france, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   46%
 
From the Earth to the Moon
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Tom Hanks, Imagine Entertainment and HBO present From the Earth to the Moon, the dramatic story of the unforgettable Apollo missions and their heroic astronauts, from President John F. Kennedy's historic speech, through the first manned ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, realistic, tense, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: nasa, space travel, moon, space program, dreams, outer space, against the odds, astronaut, spacecraft, mars, science, adventure ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   44%
 
 7.6
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United 93
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A real time account of the events on United Flight 93, one of the planes hijacked on 9/11 that crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania when passengers foiled the terrorist plot.
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious, intense ...
Plot: terrorism, 9/11, airplane, courage, hijacking, tragedy, sacrifice, anti heroes, violence, realism, islam, race against time ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2001, 2000s
Place: boston, california, cleveland ohio, manhattan new york city, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   35%
 
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Charlie Wilson's War
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The true story of Texas congressman Charlie Wilson's covert dealings in Afghanistan, where his efforts to assist rebels in their war with the Soviets had some unforeseen and long-reaching effects.
Style: talky, witty, clever, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: politics, cold war, cia, russian, arms dealer, propaganda, political intrigue, president, political, drugs/alcohol, world politics, islam ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1980, 1990s
Place: middle east, israel, texas, afghanistan, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   33%
 
 6.9
 118K
Syriana
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The Middle Eastern oil industry is the backdrop of this tense drama, which weaves together numerous story lines. Bennett Holiday is an American lawyer in charge of facilitating a dubious merger of oil companies, while Bryan Woodman, a ...
Style: realistic, tense, clever, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: political corruption, politics, assassination, corruption, capitalism, espionage, cia, terrorism, oil, suicide, islam, conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, lebanon, europe, israel, switzerland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   34%
 
World Trade Center
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: On September, 11th 2001, after the terrorist attack to the World Trade Center, the building collapses over the rescue team from the Port Authority Police Department. Will Jimeno and his sergeant John McLoughlin are found alive trapped under the ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, bleak, intense ...
Plot: survival, terrorism, 9/11, runaway, courage, daring rescue, death, conspiracy theory, natural disaster, skyscraper, family, race against time ...
Time: 21st century, year 2001, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, pentagon, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   29%
 
All the President's Men
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: In the run-up to the 1972 elections, Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward covers what seems to be a minor break-in at the Democratic Party National headquarters. He is surprised to find top lawyers already on the defense case, and the discovery of ...
Style: talky, suspenseful, realistic, clever, serious ...
Plot: journalism, politics, investigation, political corruption, president, conspiracy, corruption, paranoia, newspaper, political, storytelling, secrets ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, washington d.c., mcdonald's restaurant
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   36%
 
The Falcon and the Snowman
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, suspenseful, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: espionage, spy, rebellion, cold war, drugs, secrets, rock, buddies, drugs/alcohol, conspiracy, spies, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, united states, soviet union, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   27%
 
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The Manchurian Candidate
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The Manchurian Candidate is a political thriller from American director John Frankenheimer. An American soldier is brainwashed into being a killer for the communist Russians during the Korean War.
Style: suspenseful, clever, tense, psychological, serious ...
Plot: conspiracy, brainwashing, cold war, assassin, assassination, communism, manipulation, political corruption, politics, paranoia, murder, corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: new york, usa, korea, soviet union, north korea ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   38%
 
 6.2
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Closed Circuit
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A terrorist attack in London results in the capture of suspect Farroukh Erdogan (Denis Moschitto). The attorney general appoints Claudia Simmons-Howe (Rebecca Hall) as special advocate on Erdogan's legal team. On the eve of the trial, ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic, intense ...
Plot: terrorism, lawyer, courtroom, espionage, conspiracy, surveillance, legal investigation, secret service, secrets, spy, spies, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   34%
 
 7.0
 52K
Traitor
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When straight arrow FBI agent Roy Clayton heads up the investigation into a dangerous international conspiracy, all clues seem to lead back to former U.S. Special Operations officer, Samir Horn.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, exciting, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, espionage, spy, fbi, cia, islam, religion, violence, protagonist as suspect, conspiracy, surveillance, twists & turns ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1978
Place: middle east, israel, africa, london, sudan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   29%
 
 7.5
 11K
Recount
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A chronicle of the weeks after the 2000 U.S. presidential election and the subsequent recounts in Florida.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, tense, factual ...
Plot: politics, political corruption, court, fighting the system, political, head of state, corruption, justice, president, manipulation, idealism, world politics ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, texas, new jersey, florida, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   33%
 
Ghosts of Mississippi
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Ghosts of Mississippi is a drama covering the final trial of the assassin, Bryon De La Beckwith, of the 60s civil rights leader Medgar Evers. It begins with the murder and the events surrounding the two initial trials which both ended in a hung ...
Style: talky, serious, sincere, dramatic, realistic ...
Plot: courtroom, racism, courtroom drama, assassin, lawyer, murder, assassination, court, dedicated lawyer, segregation, investigation, justice ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 90s
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   28%
 

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 6.8
 11K
Gorky Park
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, tense, suspense, bleak, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, murder, crime, cold war, mystery, political corruption, police corruption, conspiracy, spy, kgb, fighting the system, espionage ...
Place: russia, soviet union, moscow russia, stockholm sweden, europe
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System:   31%
    User:   28%
 
 8.2
 20K
Z
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: France, Algeria
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Repression is the rule of the day in this film that skewers Greek governance of the 1960s. Z, a leftist rabble rouser, is killed in what appears to be a traffic accident. But given the political climate, the death of such a prominent activist raises ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, bleak, serious ...
Plot: assassination, politics, journalism, political corruption, investigation, fighting the system, corruption, conspiracy, brutality, tragedy, betrayal, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: greece, europe
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System:   31%
    User:   32%
 
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