Movies and TV shows like Sleepers 1991

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Sleepers (1991)
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Sleepers
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, government agency, secret agents, espionage, spy, 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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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Drama, Thriller
UK
290 min.
 8.6
Reilly: Ace of Spies
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
UK
720 min.
 8.3
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious and exciting films and TV series with plots about undercover, spy, espionage, state affairs, secret agents, heroes and dishonesty mostly in Thriller, Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like Sleepers: MI-5 (2002), The Assassination Bureau (1969), Danger Route (1967), Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979), The Human Factor (1979). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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MI-5
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, twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
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System:   95%
    User:   85%
 
The Assassination Bureau
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The Assassination Bureau has existed for decades (perhaps centuries) until Diana Rigg begins to investigate it. The high moral standing of the Bureau (only killing those who deserve it) is called into question by her. She puts out a contract for the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, dark humor, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: politics, government agency, crime, head of state, assassination, secret agents, assassination attempt, espionage, race against time, political conspiracy, political intrigue, chase ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 19th century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   90%
    User:   89%
 
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Danger Route
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Jonas Wilde, a British secret agent licensed to kill, wants to resign from his murderous work, but his superiors pressure him into taking on a new assignment-the assassination of a defecting Soviet scientist. In the course of the dangerous mission, ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic
Plot: government agency, adventure, hidden identity, secret agents, espionage, assassination, ship, investigation, mind game, mistaken identity, political conspiracy, political intrigue ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, london, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   81%
    User:   89%
 
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
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: talky, clever, twists and turns, serious, enigmatic ...
Plot: espionage, spy, cold war, british, betrayal, investigation, secret service, russian, mole, government agency, spies, secrets ...
Time: 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   79%
    User:   65%
 
The Human Factor
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: When Arthur Davis, a junior bachelor in the British secret service's African section, is seen taking a file with him to meet his girlfriend Cynthia- the brass fears he may be the leak to Moscow, and allows Dr. Percival to terminate the ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic, suspense
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 70s
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System:   78%
    User:   75%
 
The Jigsaw Man
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Philip Kimberly, the former head of the British Secret Service who defected to Russia, is given plastic surgery and sent back to Britain by the KGB to retrieve some vital documents. With the documents in hand, he instead plays off MI6 and the KGB ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 80s
Place: russia, england, europe, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   75%
    User:   89%
 
The MacKintosh Man
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A member of British Intelligence assumes a fictitious criminal identity and allows himself to be caught, imprisoned, and freed in order to infiltrate a spy organization and expose a traitor.
Style: stylized, serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, europe, ireland, russia, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   74%
    User:   81%
 
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Cambridge Spies
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: betrayal, secret agents, espionage, university, spy, idealism, social differences, wartime life, politics, kgb, state affairs, double agent ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: england, europe, russia, big ben london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   70%
    User:   69%
 
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The Company
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: suspenseful, serious, epic, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: spy, cold war, cia, government agency, secret agents, betrayal, espionage, working undercover, workplace, undercover, dishonesty, mole ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s
Place: europe, germany, east berlin east germany, ussr, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   67%
    User:   76%
 
 5.8
 334
Legacy
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, captivating, realistic, tense
Plot: secret agents, espionage, undercover, government agency, betrayal, forbidden love, spy, political unrest, dishonesty, love and romance, state affairs, kgb ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1974
Place: england, london, soviet union, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   67%
    User:   72%
 
History Is Made at Night
Genre: Action, Comedy, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Finland, France, Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A romantic suspense-comedy about CIA agent Harry (Bill Pullman) and SVR agent Natasha (Irene Jacob) fighting to save the world, their lives and secret love in the post cold war Helsinki
Style: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, realistic, witty ...
Plot: romance, government agency, farce, secret agents, espionage, working undercover, undercover, special agents, chases and races, dishonesty, heroes, state affairs ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: europe, finland, helsinki finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   66%
    User:   73%
 
The Fourth Protocol
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Plan Aurora, led by Kim Philby is a plan that breaches the top-secret Fourth Protocol and turns the fears that shaped it into a living nightmare. A crack Soviet agent, placed under cover in a quiet English country town, begins to assemble a nuclear ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, suspense, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cold war, espionage, politics, chase, terrorism, betrayal, spy, conspiracy, russian, british, nuclear bomb, surveillance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, russia, london, glasgow scotland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   74%
 
Billion Dollar Brain
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A former British spy stumbles into in a plot to overthrow Communism with the help of a supercomputer. But who is working for whom?
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, detective series
Audience: boys' night
Plot: government agency, secret agents, adventure, espionage, race against time, terrorism, heroic mission, cold war, spy, workplace intrigue, tough heroes, chases and races ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, finland, europe, latvia, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   51%
 
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The Tamarind Seed
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: During a Caribbean holiday, a British civil servant finds herself falling in love with a Russian agent.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: romance, government agency, secret agents, espionage, intrigue, couple relations, infidelity, political intrigue, working undercover, fall in love, dishonesty, opposites attract ...
Time: 70s
Place: england, europe, france, russia, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   70%
 
Reilly: Ace of Spies
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: suspenseful, serious, captivating, realistic, tense
Plot: espionage, secret agents, working undercover, dishonesty, undercover, master villain, spy, betrayal, race against time, heroic mission, chases and races, heroes ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20th century
Place: england, russia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   62%
 
Don't Drink the Water
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The Hollander family's European vacation is interrupted when their plane is forced to land in Vulgaria. The Hollanders leave the plane to take pictures which results in accusations of spying. Chased by Vulgarian soldiers, they take refuge in ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Plot: odd couple, secret agents, espionage, on the run, prison life, airplane, working undercover, prison, undercover, disorder, hijacking, politics ...
Time: 60s
Place: europe, new jersey, russia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   69%
 
The Executioner
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A British intelligence agent must track down a fellow spy suspected of being a double agent.
Style: talky, suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic ...
Plot: government agency, secret agents, espionage, adventure, working undercover, dishonesty, heroes, spy, rivalry, state affairs, undercover, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   60%
 
Funeral in Berlin
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK, USA
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, cerebral, bleak, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, cold war, espionage, chase, betrayal, british, hotel, murder, spies, politics, secret service, brainwashing ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: germany, east germany, europe, russia, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   50%
 
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Company Business
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An aging agent is called back by "the Company" to run a hostage trade of a Soviet spy for an American agent.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: politics, government agency, secret agents, special agents, witnessing a crime, prison, assassination attempt, espionage, cia, betrayal, chase, manhunt ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, france, germany, russia, east berlin east germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   45%
 
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Grafters
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: siblings relations, social differences, family relations, social relations, couple relations, workplace situations, unfulfillment, couples, workplace, british humour, sibling relationship, construction worker ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   58%
 
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 237
Masquerade
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The British send an American and a war hero to kidnap and hide an oil-country prince.
Style: humorous, semi serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Plot: secret agents, adventure, espionage, kidnapping, crimes, danger, undercover, save the day, captivity, political conspiracy, confined, dishonesty ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, europe, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   46%
 
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Midnight Man
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA, Luxembourg, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: British soldiers force a recently captured IRA terrorist to cooperate with them and then assign him to go undercover with a gang of terrorists and prevent them from killing the U.S. President. But the spy isn't in long before he realizes that ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, soldier, government agency, espionage, terrorism, adventure, political conspiracy, political intrigue, crimes, danger, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   51%
 
Salt and Pepper
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: London nightclub owners (Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford) play spy and foil a military madman out to overthrow the government.
Style: humorous, semi serious, rough, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nightclub, amateur detective, political intrigue, crime, undercover, buddies, espionage, secret agents, terrorism, captivity, psychopath, religions or cults ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   42%
 
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The Ipcress File
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, cynical, suspense ...
Plot: espionage, cold war, spy, brainwashing, investigation, conspiracy, british, betrayal, kidnapping, murder, spies, secret service ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 60s
Place: england, london, europe, albania, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   50%
 
If Looks Could Kill
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Michael Corben, along with the rest of his high-school French class, sets out for a trip to France when he is mistaken for an agent of the same name. He is beseiged by both the good guys and the bad guys. British Intelligence outfits him with a ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: master villain, comedy of errors, secret agents, chase, espionage, save the day, mistaken identity, heroic mission, james bond spoof, teenager, spy, chases and races ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   35%
 
Bhaji on the Beach
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A group of women of Indian descent take a trip together from their home in Birmingham, England to the beach resort of Blackpool.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, harsh, witty ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming of age, friendship, pregnancy, culture clash, on the road, indians, racism, women, family life, bus, best friends, prejudice ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, london, europe, scotland, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   49%
 
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Agent 38-24-36
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In this Eduardo Molinaro Spy-Spoof, Anthony Perkins plays a Russian spy sent out to steal sensitive information from NATO about military mobilization. Without much intelligence of his own, the distrusted agent of Soviet intelligence needs all the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, realistic, clever ...
Plot: government agency, comedy of errors, secret agents, espionage, cons and scams, dishonesty, undercover, murder, party, disorder, goofy hero, hidden identity ...
Time: 60s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   45%
 
The Looking Glass War
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: From the John le Carre novel about a British spy who sends a Polish defector to East Germany to verify missile sites.
Style: talky, bleak, serious, clever, realistic ...
Plot: government agency, espionage, secret agents, spy, political conspiracy, working undercover, dishonesty, state affairs, undercover, on the run, cons and scams, chases and races ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: germany, east germany, berlin germany, german democratic republic, england
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System:   41%
    User:   36%
 

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Spitfire
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A sultry assassin is the target of two separate operatives in this globe-trotting action flick shot on location in the Bahamas, Athens, Rome and Hong Kong.
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, exciting, realistic, cult movie cast
Plot: government agency, secret agents, adventure, espionage, on the run, political intrigue, working undercover, assassin, spy, chases and races, danger, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, bahamas, asia, europe, greece ...
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System:   41%
    User:   38%
 
Escape to Nowhere
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Who is Anton Haliakov, who has just been abducted by the M.I.5 in London? A Soviet scientist apparently. But sixteen years before the man had another identity, Clément Tibère, and another nationality, French. So what led him to become Russian and ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, kgb, political intrigue, chases and races, hospital, dishonesty, undercover, manhunt, cons and scams, frame up, kidnapping, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, russia, london, alps, geneva switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   44%
 
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