Movies like Bridge of Spies

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Bridge of Spies (2015)
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, serious, suspense, dramatic, intense, tense, interesting, talky, entertaining ...
Plot: cold war, cia, legal, lawyer, spy, espionage, pilot, undercover, state affairs, government agency, rescue, danger, politics, surveillance, justice, court, paranoia, russian, chase, negotiation, berlin wall, kgb, embassy, secret mission, border ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1960, year 1957, 1950s
Place: usa, soviet union, europe, east germany, germany, russia, berlin germany ...

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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, serious and tense films with plots about betrayal, state affairs, espionage, undercover, spy, politics and dialogue mostly in Thriller, Drama and History genres. Some movies like Bridge of Spies: The Good Shepherd (2006), Topaz (1969), Thirteen Days (2000), Breach (2007), Enigma (1982). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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 ⇓
95%
 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 ⇓
81%
 7.3
 49K
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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, thought provoking, disturbing ...
Plot: politics, white house, cold war, military, president, nuclear threat, head of state, leadership, usa president, threat, atomic bomb, race against time ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1962
Place: usa, cuba, manhattan new york city, washington d.c., pentagon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 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 ⇓
71%
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 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 ⇓
69%
 7.9
 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, suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: spy, cold war, cia, government agency, secret agents, espionage, undercover, mole, senator, german, suspicion, career ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s
Place: europe, germany, east berlin east germany, ussr, cuba ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 7.6
 194K
Munich (2005)
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: suspenseful, rough, bleak, tense, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, assassination, secret agents, revenge, politics, terrorism, vengeance, murder, jewish, justice, morality, tragedy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1972
Place: europe, israel, middle east, lebanon, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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 ⇓
59%
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 7.8
 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: suspenseful, realistic, tense, serious, captivating ...
Plot: tunnel, political unrest, politics, betrayal, escape, berlin wall, cold war, parents and children, border, danger, communism, state affairs ...
Time: 1960s
Place: germany, europe, german democratic republic, east berlin, east germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 ⇓
55%
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: talky, clever, witty, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: cia, cold war, politics, congress, refugee camp, helicopter, womanizer, millionaire, muslim, russian, politician, deception ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1980, 1990s
Place: afghanistan, washington d.c., usa, middle east, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Russia House (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: An expatriate British publisher unexpectedly finds himself working for British intelligence to investigate people in Russia.
Style: serious, suspenseful, stylized, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: espionage, cia, cold war, romance, iron curtain, politics, government agency, ex-lover, secret, secret mission, dishonesty, heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: russia, england, soviet union, europe, lisbon portugal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 ⇓
51%
 6.6
 122K
The Recruit (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A brilliant CIA trainee must prove his worth at the Farm, the agency's secret training grounds, where he learns to watch his back and trust no one.
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, spy, hotshot hero, espionage, basic training, betrayal, rookie, surveillance, undercover, double agent, mole, hacker ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa, peru, langley virginia, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 ⇓
48%
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: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, cia, sniper, secret agents, conspiracy, surveillance, u.s. marine, murder, heroes, terrorism, air disaster, analyst ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s, year 2003 ...
Place: russia, pennsylvania, manhattan new york city, afghanistan, moscow russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Sum of All Fears (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Germany
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, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: terrorism, espionage, cold war, cia, nuclear explosion, atomic bomb, terrorist, white house, helicopter, stadium, government agency, race against time ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century, 1990s
Place: baltimore, usa, russia, israel, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.8
 6K
Black Sunday (1977)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: An Israeli anti-terrorist agent must stop a disgruntled Vietnam vet cooperating in a plot to commit a terrorist plot at the Super Bowl.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, chase, race against time, stadium, political intrigue, crimes, danger, deadly, state affairs, rescue, chases and races, gunfight ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: florida, miami, usa, washington d.c., beirut lebanon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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 ⇓
46%
The Missiles of October (1974)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Based in part on Robert F. Kennedy's book, "Thirteen Days," this film profiles the Kennedy Administration's actions during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: cold war, politics, nuclear threat, white house, government agency, head of state, leadership, war, race against time, save the day, danger, rivalry ...
Time: 60s, year 1962, 1960s
Place: cuba, latin america, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.1
 132K
Spy Game (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA, Japan, France
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: tense, suspenseful, serious, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, spy, espionage, rescue, government agency, secret agents, cold war, race against time, political corruption, woman in danger, chases and races, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s
Place: china, berlin germany, hong kong, saigon, cyprus ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cold war, espionage, spy, investigation, government agency, mole, double agent, betrayal, secret agents, british intelligence, secret service, kgb ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, england, budapest, hungary, istanbul turkey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.8
 51K
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: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: politics, cia, kidnapping, torture, terrorism, senator, intelligence, terrorist, extradition, drowning, disappearance, surveillance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, usa, north africa, chicago illinois, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Movie in collections
 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 ⇓
44%
 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 ⇓
44%
 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 ⇓
43%
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: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sniper, cia, spy, helicopter, mercenary, conspiracy, assassination, violence, espionage, president, coast guard, fbi ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: colombia, usa, panama, latin america, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.9
 118K
Syriana (2005)
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, suspenseful, serious, clever ...
Plot: cia, globalization, assassination, politics, bomb, capitalism, corruption, espionage, terrorism, political corruption, suicide, bribery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, lebanon, europe, persia, switzerland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: cold war, white house, politics, conspiracy, secret service, political thriller, kidnapping, coup, desert, u.s. air force, revolution, chief of staff ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, future
Place: pentagon, russia, texas, latin america, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.7
 857
The Chairman (1969)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An American scientist is sent to Red China to steal the formula for a newly developed agricultural enzyme. What he is not told by his bosses is that a micro-sized bomb has been planted in his brain so that should the mission ever look likely to ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: countdown, cold war, spy, espionage, government agency, secret agents, political intrigue, working undercover, chases and races, danger, undercover, politics ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: asia, china, russia, usa, taiwan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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