Movies like Bridge of Spies

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Bridge of Spies (2015)
 7.6
 309K
Bridge of Spies (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Germany, India
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: suspense, realistic, political, tricky, intense, serious, suspenseful, inspirational, exciting, tense ...
Plot: cold war, espionage, lawyer, spy, cia, negotiation, justice, soviet spy, pilot, court, berlin wall, border crossing, mission, judge, rescue, cia agent, german soldier, interrogation, embassy, russian, politics, surveillance, judgment, war, legal ...
Time: year 1957, year 1960, 60s, 50s, 20th century, 1950s, 1960s
Place: berlin germany, east germany, ussr, west germany, russia, usa, brooklyn new york city ...

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Most similar movies to Bridge of Spies

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, suspense and tense films with plots about espionage, spy, betrayal, dialogue, politics, runaway and storytelling mostly in Drama, Thriller and History genres. Some movies like Bridge of Spies: Munich (2005), The Courier (2020), Zero Dark Thirty (2012), The Good Shepherd (2006), Spy Game (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.5
 226K
Munich (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, France
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: political, suspenseful, tense, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, espionage, mossad, vengeance, spy, politics, revenge, assassination, jewish, murder, secret agents, terrorist ...
Time: 70s, year 1972, 20th century
Place: middle east, israel, beirut lebanon, europe, palestine ...
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100%
 7.1
 58K
The Courier (2020)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Cold War spy Greville Wynne and his Russian source try to put an end to the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Style: suspense, captivating, tense, interesting, microfilm
Plot: cold war, spy, reconnaissance, cuban missile crisis, espionage, counter intelligence, prospector, russian spy, cia, interrogation, agent, spy mission ...
Time: year 1962, year 1964, year 1960, 50s, 60s ...
Place: russia, london, moscow russia, ussr, cuba ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: motivational, suspenseful, tense, suspense, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, cia, espionage, military, manhunt, terrorist, al qaeda, 9/11, terrorist group, spy, torture, swat team ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, september 11 2001, year 2005, year 2003 ...
Place: middle east, pakistan, iraq, baghdad iraq, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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: tense, realistic, suspense, factual, political ...
Plot: cold war, spy, cia, espionage, double agent, betrayal, corruption, intrigue, invasion, conspiracy, idealism, mentor ...
Time: 1940s, year 1947, year 1961, year 1960, year 1958 ...
Place: cuba, usa, berlin germany, washington d.c., africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.0
 157K
Spy Game (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Japan, France, UK
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Veteran spy Nathan Muir is on the verge of retiring from the CIA when he learns that his one-time protégé and close friend, Tom Bishop, is a political prisoner sentenced to die in Beijing. Although their friendship has been marred by bad blood and ...
Style: suspense, tense, suspenseful, stylized, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, espionage, cia, mentor, terrorist, working undercover, secret agents, vietnam war, rescue, undercover, against the rules, race against time ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s
Place: china, washington d.c., shanghai, munich germany, cyprus ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 5K
Jack Strong (2014)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Poland
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A spy thriller telling a historically based story of a man who alone dares to challenge Soviets being in the middle of the communistic system himself. Planning the maneuvers of Warsaw Pact forces he discovers that the American plans of nuclear ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: spy, martial law, government agency, politics, undercover, state affairs, political unrest, dishonesty, espionage, cold war, chase, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s, 90s, 60s
Place: poland, europe, ussr, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 69K
The Debt (2010)
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: twists and turns, suspense, suspenseful, psychological, tense ...
Plot: mossad, spy, war criminal, secret agents, espionage, nazi hunter, world war two, redemption, cold war, nazi, jewish, female protagonist ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 90s, 70s, year 1966 ...
Place: israel, middle east, east germany, germany, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 59K
Thirteen Days (2000)
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: political, tense, suspenseful, thought provoking, disturbing ...
Plot: cold war, politics, president, leadership, military, un, political intrigue, nuclear threat, white house, undercover, rivalry, state affairs ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1962
Place: cuba, boston, russia, the philippines, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.0
 228K
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: tense, realistic, clever, serious, political ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, terrorism, espionage, cia, intelligence agency, cia agent, terrorist, government agency, secret service, torture, bomb, secret agents ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, jordan, syria, israel, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 127 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: suspense, thought provoking, tense, bleak, confusing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, cold war, spy, investigation, double agent, british intelligence, mole, secret service, betrayal, government agency, secret agents, surveillance ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, london, england, hungary, istanbul turkey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, realistic, clever, bleak, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: cold war, espionage, spy, british intelligence, iron curtain, double agent, berlin wall, loner, politics, library, cynicism, betrayal ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: east germany, berlin germany, london, england, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Clear and Present Danger (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: CIA Analyst Jack Ryan is drawn into an illegal war fought by the US government against a Colombian drug cartel.
Style: suspense, exciting, suspenseful, political, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, conspiracy, sniper, cia, espionage, drug cartel, ambush, politics, president, mercenary, assassination, violence ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: colombia, usa, washington d.c., panama, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
All the President's Men (1976)
Genre: 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: political, realistic, cerebral, thought provoking, factual ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: journalism, politics, newspaper, political conspiracy, white house, investigation, political corruption, conspiracy, journalist, political intrigue, investigative journalism, media ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1973, year 1972
Place: washington d.c., usa, miami, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 22K
Fail-Safe (1964)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Because of a technical defect an American bomber team mistakenly orders the destruction of Moscow. The President of the United States has but little time to prevent an atomic catastrophe from occurring. Director Sidney Lumet gives an atmospheric ...
Style: tense, realistic, bleak, political, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cold war, nuclear threat, politics, nuclear war, u.s. air force, atomic bomb, nuclear holocaust, bomber, military, race against time, nuclear, apocalypse ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: russia, new york, pentagon, usa, moscow russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, realistic, suspenseful, intense, suspense ...
Plot: espionage, spy, investigation, fbi, double agent, surveillance, manipulation, betrayal, special agents, cia, intrigue, suspicion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2001, 2000s
Place: washington d.c., usa, ussr, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Sum of All Fears (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 124 min.
Story: When the president of Russia suddenly dies, a man whose politics are virtually unknown succeeds him. The change in political leaders sparks paranoia among American CIA officials, so CIA director Bill Cabot recruits a young analyst to supply insight ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, tense, suspense, intense ...
Plot: cold war, nuclear war, spy, espionage, terrorism, cia, nuclear bomb, nuclear explosion, nuclear threat, terrorist, covert operation, white house ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century, 70s, year 1973 ...
Place: maryland, israel, russia, washington d.c., chechnya ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 18K
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, sexy ...
Plot: spy, cold war, espionage, betrayal, surveillance, cuban missile crisis, kgb, secret agents, politics, state affairs, undercover, government agency ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1962
Place: cuba, france, paris france, copenhagen, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Ipcress File (1965)
Genre: Drama, 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: atmospheric, suspenseful, suspense, exciting, tense ...
Plot: espionage, cold war, spy, conspiracy, brainwashing, double agent, investigation, politics, british, political intrigue, undercover, rivalry ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: london, albania, england, berlin germany, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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K-19: The Widowmaker (2002)
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: suspense, suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, cold war, navy, nuclear submarine, nuclear, radiation sickness, courage, military, radiation, ocean, catastrophe, shipwreck ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 80s, 90s, year 1989 ...
Place: ussr, russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.7
 6K
The Tunnel (2001)
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: suspense, suspenseful, tense, compassionate, captivating ...
Plot: tunnel, berlin wall, politics, breast feeding, betrayal, political unrest, wartime, communism, freedom, brutality, heroes, daring rescue ...
Time: 60s
Place: east germany, germany, berlin germany, west berlin west germany, west germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.9
 7K
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, realistic, serious, suspenseful, political ...
Plot: cold war, espionage, spy, double agent, undercover, working undercover, dishonesty, state affairs, betrayal, kgb, father son relationship, iron curtain ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: france, russia, ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Counterfeit Traitor (1962)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Blacklisted in modern day WW2, a Swedish oil trader opts to assist British Allies, by means of infiltrating and surveying Nazi Germany.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: world war two, espionage, spy, dominatrix, youth, nazi, nazi germany, life is a bitch, state affairs, forgery, dishonesty, undercover ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1942
Place: sweden, germany, europe, stockholm sweden, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Charlie Wilson's War (2007)
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: political, thought provoking, realistic, clever, factual ...
Plot: cia, cold war, politics, womanizer, stripper, arms dealer, party, congressman, muslim, congress, satire, refugee camp ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980, 90s, year 1988 ...
Place: afghanistan, washington d.c., texas, pakistan, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Russia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Jack Ryan, as a young covert CIA analyst, uncovers a Russian plot to crash the U.S. economy with a terrorist attack.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, intense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, espionage, terrorism, secret agents, conspiracy, surveillance, terrorist, spy, murder, race against time, sniper, undercover ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2013, 2010s, year 2003 ...
Place: russia, london, new york, afghanistan, big ben london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.8
 642K
Dunkirk (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Netherlands, France, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The story of the miraculous evacuation of Allied soldiers from Belgium, Britain, Canada and France, who were cut off and surrounded by the German army from the beaches and harbour of Dunkirk between May 26th and June 4th 1940 during World War II.
Style: epic, atmospheric, dramatic, suspense, cerebral ...
Plot: world war two, survival, military, war, evacuation, soldier, army, rescue mission, military officer, air attack, battlefield, bravery ...
Time: 1940s, year 1940, middle ages, 20th century
Place: france, england, english channel, dunkirk, united kingdom ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Malta, Morocco
Duration: 144 min.
Story: An American Ambassador is killed during an attack at a U.S. compound in Libya as a security team struggles to make sense out of the chaos.
Style: intense, harsh, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: war, rescue mission, cia, mercenary, swat team, courage, gunfight, terrorism, navy seal, battlefield, embassy, cia agent ...
Time: year 2012, 2010s, year 2011, 21st century
Place: libya, pentagon, africa, iraq, langley virginia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: political, suspenseful, tense, suspense, atmospheric ...
Plot: cold war, politics, conspiracy, white house, military, secret service, u.s. air force, espionage, betrayal, terrorism, race against time, revolution ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, future
Place: pentagon, latin america, austin texas, california, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.1
 156K
Allied (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: In 1942, an intelligence officer in North Africa encounters a female French Resistance fighter on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. When they reunite in London, their relationship is tested by the pressures of war.
Style: suspense, sexy, emotional, scenic, tense ...
Audience: date night
Plot: spy, world war two, nazi, espionage, betrayal, love, french, double agent, military, secret mission, female agent, female spy ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942, future
Place: france, england, london, berlin germany, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Monuments Men (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, The Monuments Men is an action drama focusing on seven over-the-hill, out-of-shape museum directors, artists, architects, curators, and art historians who went to the front lines of ...
Style: intense, suspense, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: world war two, war, art theft, military, art, nazi germany, treasure hunt, painting, stolen gold, architect, redemption, german ...
Time: 1940s, year 1943, year 1977, year 1945, year 1944 ...
Place: germany, paris france, france, poland, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.1
 243K
Valkyrie (2008)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Germany, Italy, Spain, France, Japan, UK
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: factual, tense, suspenseful, bad ending, suspense ...
Plot: world war two, nazi, nazism, war, nazi germany, hitler, conspiracy, german officer, wehrmacht, politics, espionage, military ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s, year 1943, 20th century
Place: germany, berlin germany, africa, poland, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%