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
 8.9
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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 undercover, spy, espionage, secret agents, state affairs, dishonesty and government agency mostly in Drama, Comedy and Thriller genres. Some movies like Sleepers: Don't Drink the Water (1969), MI-5 (2002), Grafters (1998), Danger Route (1967), Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: odd couple, secret agents, espionage, on the run, prison life, airplane, prison, working undercover, undercover, disorder, hijacking, politics ...
Time: 60s
Place: europe, new jersey, russia, usa
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System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
 8.3
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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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: government agency, spy, special agents, race against time, urban, terrorism, working undercover, chases and races, workplace, danger, deadly, undercover ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
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System:   93%
    User:   100%
 
 7.7
 134
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: semi serious, humorous, 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
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System:   90%
    User:   90%
 
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 5.7
 149
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Plot: government agency, adventure, hidden identity, secret agents, espionage, ship, assassination, investigation, mind game, mistaken identity, political conspiracy, political intrigue ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, london, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   74%
    User:   87%
 
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, serious, twists and turns, enigmatic ...
Plot: espionage, spy, cold war, british, betrayal, investigation, secret service, russian, kgb, mole, government agency, spies ...
Time: 20th century
Place: london, europe, england, czechoslovakia, paris france
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System:   73%
    User:   69%
 
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: semi serious, humorous, dark humor, realistic, suspenseful ...
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:   72%
    User:   68%
 
 5.6
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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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, witty, clever ...
Plot: government agency, comedy of errors, secret agents, espionage, cons and scams, dishonesty, undercover, party, murder, disorder, goofy hero, hidden identity ...
Time: 60s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   71%
    User:   83%
 
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Rock & Chips
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: criminal heroes, pregnancy, suburban life, working class, suburbs, dishonesty, lifestyle, society, infidelity, parents and children, wooing, cons and scams ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1960
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   68%
    User:   60%
 
The Tamarind Seed
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 125 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:   68%
    User:   77%
 
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: serious, talky, suspenseful, realistic, exciting ...
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:   67%
    User:   73%
 
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How to Be
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, talky, clever, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: coming of age, musician's life, midlife crisis, twentysomething life, thirtysomething life, artists and showbiz, introspection, self discovery, breakup, hopes, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   64%
    User:   76%
 
 7.4
 430
White Teeth
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: touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous, multicultural
Plot: buddies, drugs/alcohol, immigrants, interracial relations, suburbs, parents and children, culture clash, society, family problems, family relations, friends, best friends ...
Time: 20s, 70s, 80s, 90s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, london, bangladesh
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   63%
    User:   57%
 
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:   63%
    User:   74%
 
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Vacuuming Completely Nude in Paradise
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Tommy is a vacuum cleaner salesman gripped by the fever of closing the deal. He lives on puffa rice stored in his glove compartment, listens to motivation tapes of his own voice shouting 'Sell, sell, fucking sell' and his punters are up to ...
Style: humorous, talky, semi serious, dark humor, offbeat ...
Plot: odd couple, realism, blind ambition, moral dilemma, teaching the ways of the world, working class, workplace situations, fish out of water, ambition, partners, society, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   67%
 
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Teachers
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, witty, sexual
Plot: high school, drugs/alcohol, buddies, teachers and students, high school life, bar, workplace situations, thirtysomething life, teacher, high school teacher, infidelity, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   69%
 
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:   60%
    User:   65%
 
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: politics, government agency, secret agents, special agents, prison, witnessing a crime, assassination attempt, espionage, cia, betrayal, chase, manhunt ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, france, germany, russia, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   60%
    User:   56%
 
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, realistic, offbeat, witty ...
Plot: government agency, romance, 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:   60%
    User:   53%
 
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Seoul Raiders
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Action
Country: South Korea, Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In this sequel to "Tokyo Raiders", wisecracking, kung-fu-fighting spy/private eye Lam jets off to Seoul...
Style: semi serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master criminal, partners against crime, secret agents, unlikely partners, chase, betrayal, espionage, forgery, track down, vengeance, cons and scams ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, hong kong, korea, tokyo, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   67%
 
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: government agency, secret agents, espionage, palaces castles and temples, political intrigue, dishonesty, heroes, communist, double agent, state affairs, undercover, chases and races ...
Time: 70s
Place: africa, england, europe, britain, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   52%
 
Just Like a Woman
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Gerald is a smart, young, high-flying American banker. Everything is great until his wife finds another woman's underwear in their bedroom and subsequently throws him out. He finds lodgings with Monica, a recently divorced 50-year old ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat, sexual ...
Plot: transvestism, transsexual, farce, romance, love affair, gender bending, gender, love and romance, couples, fall in love, mysterious character, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   53%
 
 7.0
 3K
Funny Bones
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Tommy Fawkes wants to be a successful comedian but his Las Vegas debut is a failure. He goes back to Blackpool, UK, where his father, also a comedian started and where he spent the summers of his childhood. He starts to search for a partner, a comic ...
Style: humorous, clever, dark humor, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: self discovery, secrets, friendship, british, parents and children, family drama, couples, farce, family relations, betrayal, friends, imagination ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, las vegas, europe, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   62%
 
 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, realistic, captivating, 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, britain, soviet union, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   57%
 
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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, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: comedy of errors, master villain, secret agents, chase, espionage, save the day, mistaken identity, heroic mission, teenager, spy, james bond spoof, chases and races ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   52%
 
I Really Hate My Job
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: 'Every day is another day closer to the day I'll never have to do this again.' Five women, one restaurant, one night, one birthday, one breakdown. Then the phone rings. A famous actor is coming for dinner. I Really Hate My Job is the ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, talky, realistic, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: buddies, aging, restaurant, hollywood, nothing goes right, introspection, boss and employee, couple relations, waitress, friendship, workplace romance, midlife crisis ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, london, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   63%
 
 5.8
 555
The Defector
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Professor Bower, an American physicist, is effectively blackmailed by a shady CIA agent named Adams to help the CIA obtain secret microfilm from a defecting Russian scientist. The reluctant Bower travels to East Germany undercover as an antiques ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: government agency, secret agents, espionage, race against time, working undercover, chases and races, danger, dishonesty, escapades, undercover, culture clash, renegade ...
Time: 60s
Place: europe, germany, german democratic republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   59%
 
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 4K
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: serious, suspenseful, epic, realistic, bleak ...
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, berlin germany, west berlin west germany, hungary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   56%
 
The Professional
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Serbia
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Till recently a University professor, a bohemian writer, a member of Belgrade's intellectual circles and a passionate opponent of the Milosevic's regime meets the man, unknown to him, but who knows every tiny detail of his life. Man tells ...
Style: semi serious, thought provoking, twists and turns, realistic, clever ...
Plot: hidden identity, mind game, uncover truth, rivalry, society, secret agents, journalism, rebelliousness, social decay, working undercover, life turned upside down, undercover ...
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: europe, former yugoslavia, serbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   39%
 

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S*P*Y*S
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Two CIA bunglers (Donald Sutherland, Elliott Gould) botch a Soviet defection, then both sides mark them for termination.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, suspenseful, witty ...
Plot: espionage, murder, buddies, parody, government agency, misfit partners, secret agents, kidnapping, missing person, political intrigue, working undercover, chases and races ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   39%
 
One Foot in the Grave
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, dark humor, witty ...
Plot: sitcom, golden years, couple relations, elderly, family relations, couples, disorder, misery, retirement, british humour, oldtimer, retired ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   53%
 
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