Movies and TV shows like Sleepers 1991

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Sleepers (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 55 min.
Story: Amidst the thaw of glasnost, the Kremlin discovers that two Soviet agents, sent to England under deep cover in 1965, have been "lost." A beautiful and ambitious Russian agent, sent to London to track them down, becomes embroiled in a tangle of CIA, KGB and MI-5 plots and counter-plots as the two lost agents, now utterly assimilated, try to avoid detection.
Style: humorous, semi serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Plot: kgb, spy, espionage, government agency, secret agents, self discovery, chaos and mayhem, state affairs, undercover, betrayal, cons and scams, political intrigue, working undercover, workplace intrigue, chases and races, workplace, partners, bait, double agent, changing lives, self fulfillment, temptation, lifestyle, cold war, female spy ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, russia, london

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous and witty films and TV series with plots about family relations, espionage, undercover, dishonesty, spy, workplace and couples mostly in Drama, Comedy and Mystery genres. Some movies like Sleepers: Grafters (1998), Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979), The Game (2014), Cambridge Spies (2003), Reilly: Ace of Spies (1983). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Grafters (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 54 min.
Story: Grafters was a British drama–comedy programme originally broadcast in the UK on ITV from 27 October 1998 to 20 December 1999 for 16 episodes over two series. Grafters was based around the Purvis brothers Joe and Trevor, who along with their ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: brother, siblings relations, social differences, cousin, working class, construction worker, sibling relationship, family relations, social relations, couple relations, workplace situations, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, clever, talky, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: spy, espionage, cold war, secret agents, kgb, mole, double agent, secret service, investigation, british, betrayal, government agency ...
Time: 20th century
Place: london, europe, paris france, czechoslovakia, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 7.8
 3K
The Game (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: London 1972. When a defecting KGB officer, Arkady Malinov, reveals Operation Glass, a devastating Soviet plot that could change the course of the Cold War, Daddy, the head of MI5, assembles a secret team to investigate. As the Soviets awaken a list ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, twists and turns, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: secret agents, espionage, spy, cold war, government agency, kgb, state affairs, undercover, dishonesty
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Cambridge Spies (2003)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 235 min.
Story: In 1934, four brilliant Cambridge men are recruited to spy for Russia. Fueled by youthful idealism, a passion for social justice and a talent for lying, they take huge personal risks to pass Britain's biggest secrets to Moscow. Based on true ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: secret agents, betrayal, spy, espionage, university, kgb, double agent, mole, treason, idealism, social differences, wartime life ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: england, europe, russia, big ben london
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Reilly: Ace of Spies (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 720 min.
Story: A dramatization of the missions and adventures of the greatest spy in British history.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating, tense
Plot: espionage, spy, double agent, secret agents, working undercover, dishonesty, undercover, master villain, betrayal, race against time, heroic mission, chases and races ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20th century
Place: england, russia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 7.9
 3K
Teachers (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Teachers is a British television comedy-drama series, created by Tim Loane and originally shown on Channel 4. The series follows a group of secondary school teachers in their daily lives. While the first series centers heavily around probationary ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, sexual
Plot: high school, teacher, high school teacher, high school life, infidelity, buddies, drugs/alcohol, teachers and students, bar, workplace situations, thirtysomething life, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.1
 1K
Rock & Chips (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Prequel to Only Fools and Horses, set in the 1960s, Joan Trotter is in an unhappy marriage with the work-shy Reg, with whom she has a teenage son, Derek ("Del Boy"). However, the reappearance in Peckham of bank robber, "art ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, witty
Plot: working class, criminal heroes, pregnancy, flat, council estate, suburban life, suburbs, dishonesty, lifestyle, society, infidelity, parents and children ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1960
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 8.0
 3K
Spy (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Spy is a British comedy series created and written by Simeon Goulden. The first series aired on 14 October 2011 on Sky1 in the UK, as well as on the online video service Hulu in the United States. A second series began airing on 19 October 2012, ...
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, light, captivating ...
Plot: spy, goofy hero, government agency, secret agents, undercover, family relations, disorder, career change, single parent, fellow agent, double life, boss ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Kingdom (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Kingdom is a British television series produced by Parallel Film and Television Productions for the ITV network. It was created by Simon Wheeler and stars Stephen Fry as Peter Kingdom, a Norfolk solicitor who is coping with family, colleagues, and ...
Style: semi serious, talky, witty, realistic, clever ...
Plot: small town, hotshot lawyer, verbal byplay, legal investigation, lawyer, siblings relations, legal, family relations, dedicated lawyer, boss and employee, courtroom drama, small town life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.7
 334
No Angels (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 47 min.
Story: No Angels is a critically acclaimed British television comedy drama series, produced by the independent production company World Productions for Channel 4, which ran for three series from 2004 to 2006. It was devised by Toby Whithouse.
Style: semi serious, sincere, realistic, touching, humorous ...
Plot: hospital, nurse, female friendship, friendship, best friends, feminism, sexual humor, sex, looking for sex, sexual relations, workplace romance, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, yorkshire, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 8.3
 13K
MI-5 (2002)
Genre: Drama, 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: serious, rough, realistic, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, undercover, espionage, double life, government agency, special agents, race against time, urban, terrorism, working undercover, chases and races, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.5
 553
Mapp & Lucia (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Story: 1930s comedy drama based on EF Benson's novels, about the rivalry between two women in a quaint village.
Style: witty, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: village, small town, small town life, village life, society, social relations, under the surface, summer, period piece, friendship, rivalry, lesbian ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.4
 430
White Teeth (2002)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 240 min.
Story: An adaptation of Zadie Smith's bestseller concerning the lives of two families from as far back as the 1800s and India to late 1990s Willesden.
Style: semi serious, touching, realistic, humorous, multicultural
Plot: arranged marriage, drugs/alcohol, buddies, immigrants, interracial relations, suburbs, parents and children, culture clash, society, family problems, family relations, friends ...
Time: 20s, 70s, 80s, 90s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, london, bangladesh
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 8.1
 8K
Outnumbered (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Partly-improvised sitcom looking at the trials and tribulations of bringing up three young children - a regal five-year-old girl with a talent for interrogation, a seven-year-old boy who could fib for Britain and an 11-year-old who is gearing up for ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: sitcom, parents and children, family life, family, family relations, suburbs, couple relations, youth, couples, disorder, grandparent and grandchild, everyday life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.9
 12K
Fresh Meat (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: A group of six students about to embark on the most exciting period of their lives so far: university!
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: student life, sitcom, university, drugs/alcohol, social relations, college, roommate, young adult, adolescence vs adulthood, teenage life, twentysomething life, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, manchester
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
One Foot in the Grave (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: One Foot in the Grave is a BBC television sitcom series written by David Renwick. The show ran for six series, including seven Christmas specials, two Comic Relief specials, over an eleven-year period, from early 1990 to late 2000. The latter Comic ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, dark humor, witty ...
Plot: sitcom, golden years, couple relations, retirement, misery, elderly, family relations, couples, disorder, oldtimer, retired, antisocial behavior ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 245
Manchild (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Stockbroker Terry, art expert Patrick, orthodontist James and decking supremo Gary have been friends since their schooldays. Now, having all reached the age of 50, they are intent on reliving the freedom of their youth, buying hip new clothes and ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: midlife crisis, best friends, buddies, suburbs, introspection, boss and employee, friendship, looking for love, unfulfilled love, workplace romance, adolescence vs adulthood, suburban life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.8
 334
Legacy (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set in the 1970s London during the height of the Cold War when a young spy discovers the disturbing truth about his father's complex past. Based on Alan Judd's 2001 novel Legacy, the second in the Thoroughgood series after 1981's A ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating, tense
Plot: espionage, spy, kgb, secret agents, undercover, government agency, betrayal, forbidden love, political unrest, dishonesty, love and romance, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1974
Place: england, london, europe, britain, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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As If (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Argentina
Duration: 25 min.
Story: As If is a British comedy-drama series broadcast on Channel 4. There were 76 episodes across four series, the first broadcast on January 22, 2001 and the last on July 31, 2004.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: friendship, buddies, young adult, group of friends, adolescence vs adulthood, teenage life, friends, gays and lesbians, teenage love, student, roommate, cook ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
At Home with the Braithwaites (2000)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: UK
Story: At Home with the Braithwaites is a British comedy-drama television series, created and written by Sally Wainwright. The storyline follows a suburban family from Leeds, whose life is turned upside down when the mother of the family wins 38 million ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, cynical
Plot: lottery, parents and children, family life, wealth, family, suburbs, suburban life, lifestyle, family relations, couple relations, siblings relations, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, yorkshire, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
All Creatures Great and Small (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: All Creatures Great and Small is a British television series, based on the books of the British veterinary surgeon Alf Wight, who wrote under the pseudonym James Herriot. Ninety episodes were aired over two three-year runs. The first run was based ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, talky, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: pets, boss and employee, siblings relations, family business, animal life, workplace, family relations, power relations, doctors and patients, animal training, wounded animal, veterinarian ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
I Know You Know (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Jamie, an 11-year-old boy, is fascinated by his father Charlie’s espionage work until the world of spies becomes all too real. Charlie lives in his own reality—an undercover agent, always on an important mission, always on the move. Life for ...
Style: semi serious, clever, realistic, witty, exciting ...
Plot: secret agents, single parent, spy, delusion, parent child relationship, espionage, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, working undercover, coming of age, heroes, undercover ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.9
 2K
Lovejoy (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: The series concerns the adventures of the eponymous Lovejoy, played by Ian McShane, a likeable but roguish antiques dealer based in East Anglia. Within the trade, he has a reputation as a "divvie", a person with an almost supernatural ...
Style: semi serious, clever, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: antique dealer, cons and scams, criminal heroes, crime, crimes, dishonesty, amateur detective, investigation, heist, escapades, dealer, apprentice ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Buddha of Suburbia (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 222 min.
Story: The Buddha of Suburbia is a 1993 British four-part television serial, directed by Roger Michell. Based on the novel of the same name by Hanif Kureishi, the programme starred Naveen Andrews as the main character, Karim Amir. The programme's ...
Style: sincere, talky, semi serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: arranged marriage, hippie, racism, actor, infidelity, rock, drugs/alcohol, immigrants, self discovery, strong sexual content, homosexuality, indian lead ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: england, europe, new york, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Family of Spies (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 175 min.
Story: Fact based story of John A. Walker, Jr., a Navy Chief Warrant Officer with access to top secret cryptographic communications. As a result of mounting debts, he sold secrets to the Soviets in 1967, a practice that he continued thereafter. He further ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: espionage, betrayal, government agency, secret agents, special agents, political conspiracy, working undercover, politics, dishonesty, heroes, state affairs, undercover ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: russia, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Smiley's People (1982)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 360 min.
Story: Called out of retirement to settle the affairs of a friend, Smiley finds his old organization, the Circus, so overwhelmed by political considerations that it doesn't want to know what happened. He begins to follow up the clues of his friends ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, melancholic, enigmatic ...
Plot: spy, espionage, cold war, assassination attempt, government agency, investigation, master villain, mystery, secret agents, race against time, murder, political conspiracy ...
Time: 80s
Place: hamburg germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Ballykissangel (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Ballykissangel is a BBC television drama set in Ireland, produced in-house by BBC Northern Ireland. The original story revolved around a young English Roman Catholic priest as he became part of a rural community. It ran for six series, which were ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching
Plot: small town, unlikely couple, opposites attract, priest, rise and fall, boss and employee, church, suburbs, rich and poor, siblings relations, workplace romance, death in the family ...
Place: ireland, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.8
 1K
Minder (1979)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Minder is a British comedy-drama series about the London criminal underworld. Initially produced by Verity Lambert, it was made by Euston Films, a subsidiary of Thames Television and shown on ITV. The show ran for ten series between 29 October 1979 ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: boxer, bodyguard, unlikely partners, crimes, dealer, partners, urban, power relations, odd couple, cons and scams, criminal heroes, elderly ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, 90s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Hotel Babylon (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Hotel Babylon is a British television drama series based on the book of the same name by Imogen Edwards-Jones, that aired from 19 January 2006 to 14 August 2009, produced by independent production company Carnival Films for BBC One. The show ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, realistic, feel good, humorous ...
Plot: workplace romance, hotel, concierge, boss and employee, workplace situations, workplace, urban, physical appearance, workplace intrigue, ambition, power relations, social relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Mr. & Mrs. Smith (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Two globetrotting private eyes with diferente styles team up, guarding their true identities at all costs from the bad guys‒and from each other.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: spy, hidden identity, espionage, adventure, partners, undercover, crime, chases and races, danger, heroes, make believe, gadget ...
Time: 90s
Place: seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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