Movies and TV shows like Sleepers 1991

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Sleepers (1991)
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Sleepers (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
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: exciting, humorous, realistic, suspenseful, semi serious, inter cultural
Plot: kgb, espionage, spy, betrayal, undercover, secret agents, changing lives, double agent, self discovery, self fulfillment, political intrigue, temptation, workplace intrigue, lifestyle, partners, bait, workplace, government agency, state affairs, chaos and mayhem, cons and scams, working undercover, love, cold war, female spy ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, russia, london, europe

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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 espionage, undercover, family relations, workplace, dishonesty, secret agents and spy mostly in Drama, Comedy and Thriller genres. Some movies like Sleepers: Reilly: Ace of Spies (1983), Grafters (1998), Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979), Rock & Chips (2010), Cambridge Spies (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Reilly: Ace of Spies (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 720 min.
TV show
Story: A dramatization of the missions and adventures of the greatest spy in British history.
Style: tense, captivating, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: espionage, secret agents, double agent, spy, heroes, betrayal, master villain, race against time, undercover, dishonesty, heroic mission, working undercover ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: russia, england, europe
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95%
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Grafters (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 54 min.
TV show
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: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: couples, brother, construction worker, unfulfillment, workplace, social differences, couple relations, siblings relations, workplace situations, family relations, social relations, cousin ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 290 min.
TV show
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, talky, twists and turns, clever, realistic ...
Plot: cold war, espionage, spy, kgb, mole, double agent, secret service, betrayal, secret agents, investigation, traitor, russian ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: london, britain, europe, czechoslovakia, united kingdom ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 7.1
 1K
Rock & Chips (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
TV show
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, realistic, humorous, witty
Plot: working class, society, theft, lifestyle, bittersweet, childbirth, petty criminal, promotion, dishonesty, pregnancy, infidelity, living with parents ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1960
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Cambridge Spies (2003)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 235 min.
TV show
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, tense, suspense, contemplative
Plot: espionage, secret agents, double agent, treason, spy, kgb, university, betrayal, wartime life, idealism, hidden identity, social differences ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: russia, europe, england, big ben london
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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The Game (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 59 min.
TV show
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, suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: secret agents, espionage, conspiracy, spy, cold war, undercover, government agency, dishonesty, state affairs, kgb, mi6
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, ussr, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.8
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Teachers (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
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: realistic, humorous, semi serious, witty, sexual ...
Plot: high school, high school life, infidelity, lifestyle, teachers and students, workplace situations, workplace intrigue, high school teacher, thirtysomething life, power relations, unsupportive coworkers, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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: serious, captivating, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Plot: secret agents, espionage, kgb, spy, betrayal, government agency, love and romance, undercover, dishonesty, forbidden love, political unrest, cold war ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1974
Place: england, london, britain, europe, ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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: uplifting, semi serious, witty, exciting, touching ...
Plot: espionage, undercover, parents and children, family relations, adolescence vs adulthood, state affairs, working undercover, secret agents, government agency, eccentric family, spy, single parent ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Spy (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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, sitcom, light ...
Plot: spy, secret agents, goofy hero, fellow agent, disorder, government agency, career change, family relations, boss, double life, social worker, single parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Hotel Babylon (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: witty, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, feel good ...
Plot: hotel, concierge, guest, vacation, sexual tension, boss, ambitious, workplace, manager, lifestyle, uptight character, workplace romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Manchild (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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: semi serious, humorous, witty, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: midlife crisis, workplace romance, friendship, lifestyle, looking for love, introspection, boss and employee, family relations, best friends, buddies, workplace, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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The Agency (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Agency is a CBS television drama that followed the inner-workings of the CIA. The series was created by Michael Frost Beckner and was executive produced by Michael Frost Beckner, Shaun Cassidy Productions and Radiant Productions in association ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, espionage, cia, undercover, state affairs, government agency, working undercover, secret service, secret agents, terrorist, spy, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Kingdom (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: humorous, clever, semi serious, realistic, witty ...
Plot: small town, family relations, boss and employee, small town life, siblings relations, legal, hotshot lawyer, lawyer, legal investigation, apprentice, workplace, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Mr. & Mrs. Smith (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: realistic, semi serious, exciting, suspenseful, humorous
Plot: pretend relationship, spy, espionage, heroes, undercover, hidden identity, adventure, partners, crimes, pretense, prospector, heroine ...
Time: 90s
Place: seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Love Soup (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 59 min.
TV show
Story: Bittersweet comedy drama about the eternal search for the perfect partner.
Style: sentimental, humorous, realistic, captivating, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: looking for love, romance, couple relations, lovers apart, lifestyle, dating, working class, singleness, friends, friendship, escapades, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
One Foot in the Grave (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
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: sitcom, cynical, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: misery, family relations, disorder, suffering, oldtimer, dark humor, retired, couples, golden years, elderly, couple relations, antisocial behavior ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Family of Spies (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 175 min.
TV show
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: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: betrayal, espionage, secret agents, undercover, dishonesty, politics, heroes, buddies, special agents, government agency, state affairs, head of state ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: russia, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Smiley's People (1982)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, sexy, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: espionage, cold war, spy, assassination attempt, investigation, secret agents, working undercover, defector, conspiracy, mystery, golden years, state affairs ...
Time: 80s
Place: berlin germany, hamburg germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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How to Be (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A young man having an existential crisis convinces a Canadian self-help guru to come to London and become his personal life coach.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching, melancholic ...
Plot: coming of age, unfulfillment, introspection, self discovery, youth, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, hopes, musician, breakup, musician's life, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Outnumbered (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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: sitcom, humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching ...
Plot: couples, family life, couple relations, parenthood, parents and children, everyday life, youth, family relations, precocious child, parenting, responsibility, alzheimer's disease ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
At Home with the Braithwaites (2000)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: UK
TV show
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: cynical, humorous, semi serious, realistic, surreal ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, lottery, greed, charity, wealth, lifestyle, couples, family problems, youth, teenage life, family life, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, yorkshire, northern england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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No Angels (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 47 min.
TV show
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: sexy, humorous, light, captivating, feel good ...
Plot: hospital, nurse, female friendship, couples, workplace romance, promiscuity, sexual relations, workplace, friendship, dating, doctor, treatment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: england, northern england, yorkshire, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Mapp & Lucia (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
TV show
Story: 1930s comedy drama based on EF Benson's novels, about the rivalry between two women in a quaint village.
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, realistic
Plot: small town, rivalry, village, society, social relations, village life, small town life, gossip, lesbian, snobbism, priest, friendship ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Attention Please (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Yoko, a sort of modern tomboy, almost by chance gets her sights set stubbornly on becoming a Cabin Attendant (CA), a type of woman the men are all fond of, but a role which is completely out of character for her. (This is a drama about young people ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: romance, stewardess, follow your dream, ambition, workplace situations, workplace, youth, workplace intrigue, self discovery, against the odds, airplane, airline ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
All Creatures Great and Small (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
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: touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous, sentimental ...
Plot: veterinarian, pets, medical, workplace, doctors and patients, family relations, family business, village life, boss and employee, animal training, veterinary clinic, animal life ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: yorkshire, europe, england, cornwall
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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As If (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Argentina
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
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: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: friendship, teenage life, teenage love, adolescence vs adulthood, buddies, group of friends, gays and lesbians, multiple perspectives, friends, young adult, pub, gay interest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Beiderbecke Affair (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 320 min.
TV show
Story: Trevor Chaplin teaches woodwork and likes to listen to jazz. Jill Swinburne teaches English and wants to help save the planet. Trevor tries to buy some jazz records but this leads to meeting a "dazzlingly beautiful platinum blond", a ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, witty, suspenseful, contemplative ...
Plot: jazz, political corruption, teachers and students, disorder, power relations, mystery, track down, espionage, dishonesty, mysterious character, police, corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Executioner (1970)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A British intelligence agent must track down a fellow spy suspected of being a double agent.
Style: exciting, talky, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: espionage, spy, mole, graphic violence, betrayal, dishonesty, secret agents, state affairs, crimes, adventure, rivalry, heroes ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: england, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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White Teeth (2002)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 240 min.
TV show
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: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic, multicultural
Plot: family relations, interracial relations, opposites attract, social decay, family life, parents and children, social differences, culture clash, couple relations, couples, generation gap, family problems ...
Time: 1920s, 80s, 20th century, 90s, 70s
Place: europe, england, london, bangladesh
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%