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.
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, exciting, realistic, suspenseful, semi serious, inter cultural
Plot: kgb, espionage, spy, betrayal, partners, secret agents, self discovery, political intrigue, temptation, workplace intrigue, double agent, self fulfillment, chases and races, chaos and mayhem, lifestyle, bait, workplace, undercover, government agency, state affairs, cons and scams, changing lives, working undercover, love, cold war ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, russia, london, europe

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Most similar movies to Sleepers

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and witty films and TV series with plots about espionage, family relations, undercover, spy, secret agents, government agency and dishonesty mostly in Drama, Comedy and Thriller genres. Some movies like Sleepers: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979), Grafters (1998), Reilly: Ace of Spies (1983), Rock & Chips (2010), The Game (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, talky, twists and turns, clever, realistic ...
Plot: spy, cold war, espionage, mole, kgb, secret service, double agent, secret agents, investigation, betrayal, british, russian ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: london, europe, britain, paris france, czechoslovakia ...
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95%
 7.6
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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: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: couples, brother, construction worker, family relations, social relations, social differences, siblings relations, couple relations, workplace situations, workplace, unfulfillment, blue collar ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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, realistic, tense, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: espionage, double agent, secret agents, spy, heroes, master villain, heroic mission, working undercover, race against time, dishonesty, betrayal, undercover ...
Time: 1910s, 1900s, 20th century
Place: england, russia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 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: witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: working class, society, theft, lifestyle, pregnancy, dishonesty, bittersweet, childbirth, promotion, petty criminal, infidelity, parents and children ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1960
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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 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, suspenseful, tense, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: secret agents, espionage, cold war, undercover, dishonesty, state affairs, government agency, spy, conspiracy, mi6, kgb
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, soviet union, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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: contemplative, realistic, serious, tense, suspense
Plot: secret agents, espionage, double agent, treason, spy, university, betrayal, kgb, wartime life, idealism, hidden identity, rivalry ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: russia, europe, england, big ben london
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 7.8
 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: realistic, semi serious, humorous, sexual, witty ...
Plot: high school, high school life, high school teacher, infidelity, teachers and students, workplace intrigue, workplace situations, lifestyle, couples, unsupportive coworkers, power relations, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 5.8
 363
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: captivating, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Plot: espionage, kgb, spy, betrayal, government agency, undercover, secret agents, love and romance, political unrest, forbidden love, dishonesty, cold war ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1974
Place: england, london, soviet union, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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, exciting, witty, touching ...
Plot: espionage, state affairs, secret agents, government agency, undercover, parents and children, working undercover, family relations, adolescence vs adulthood, eccentric family, spy, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.9
 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: witty, humorous, realistic, sitcom, light ...
Plot: spy, secret agents, goofy hero, government agency, double life, boss, fellow agent, disorder, career change, family relations, workplace, hapless ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.8
 253
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: semi serious, witty, humorous, realistic
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: workplace romance, midlife crisis, lifestyle, friendship, looking for love, introspection, boss and employee, family relations, best friends, buddies, workplace, reunion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, witty, humorous, semi serious, feel good ...
Plot: hotel, workplace romance, concierge, guest, lifestyle, vacation, sexual tension, boss, workplace, ambitious, uptight character, manager ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: sitcom, humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: retired, oldtimer, couples, family relations, antisocial behavior, disorder, couple relations, elderly, golden years, suffering, misery, retirement ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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The Agency (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, terrorism, cia, undercover, working undercover, secret service, deadly, government agency, state affairs, secret agents, spy, terrorist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, suspenseful, realistic, semi serious, exciting
Plot: spy, hidden identity, danger, espionage, chases and races, heroes, crime, undercover, partners, adventure, crimes, pretense ...
Time: 90s
Place: seattle washington, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, exciting, realistic, serious
Plot: betrayal, espionage, state affairs, buddies, heroes, political unrest, couple relations, political conspiracy, secret agents, government agency, head of state, special agents ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: russia, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.9
 2K
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: realistic, semi serious, clever, humorous, witty ...
Plot: small town, family relations, boss and employee, legal, small town life, siblings relations, apprentice, crimes, hotshot lawyer, patronizing, workplace, lawyer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Smiley's People (1982)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 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, realistic, suspenseful, complex, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: espionage, cold war, spy, assassination attempt, investigation, working undercover, secret agents, defector, conspiracy, political corruption, political conspiracy, murder ...
Time: 80s
Place: hamburg germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.5
 4K
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: unfulfillment, coming of age, self discovery, introspection, youth, artists and showbiz, hopes, lifestyle, musician, breakup, musician's life, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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: realistic, semi serious, humorous, witty
Plot: village, small town, small town life, village life, society, under the surface, social relations, priest, widow, homosexual, summer, gossip ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.2
 932
The Serpent (1973)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Vlassov is a Soviet spy who defects in France. He is whisked to the U.S, where Allan Davies takes over the case. After polygraph tests and cross-examinations, Vlassov names several Western European agents who are also spying for the Soviets. Davies ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, realistic, serious, eurospy
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, espionage, double agent, escapades, government agency, secret agents, manhunt, mind game, rivalry, chases and races, dishonesty, danger ...
Time: 70s
Place: france, russia, europe, germany, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.6
 372
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: sexy, humorous, captivating, light, feel good ...
Plot: hospital, female friendship, nurse, couples, workplace romance, sexual relations, workplace, promiscuity, friendship, dating, treatment, doctor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: england, yorkshire, northern england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 8.0
 9K
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: sitcom, semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: parenting, everyday life, couple relations, couples, family life, parenthood, parents and children, youth, responsibility, family relations, precocious child, teacher ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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: realistic, semi serious, humorous, cynical, offbeat ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, lottery, charity, greed, secret, marriage, wealth, lifestyle, youth, family problems, couples, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: england, northern england, yorkshire, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: talky, realistic, semi serious, sentimental, feel good ...
Plot: veterinarian, pets, workplace, siblings relations, family business, doctors and patients, animal life, power relations, wounded animal, family relations, village life, animal training ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 8.1
 791
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: friendship, teenage life, teenage love, buddies, adolescence vs adulthood, group of friends, gays and lesbians, multiple perspectives, friends, young adult, breaking the fourth wall, gay interest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Pete versus Life (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Pete versus Life is a Channel 4 sitcom created by George Jeffrie and Bert Tyler-Moore. It stars Rafe Spall and the first episode was aired on 6 August 2010. It was recommissioned for a second series after averaging 1.6 million viewers and a young ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, surreal, not serious, captivating ...
Plot: media, lifestyle, soccer, disorder, journalist, teenage life, everyday life, society, family relations, young people, sexual relations, singleness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: rough, suspenseful, talky, exciting, serious ...
Plot: espionage, spy, adventure, dishonesty, secret agents, chases and races, betrayal, graphic violence, political corruption, working undercover, government agency, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: england, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.5
 466
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: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic, multicultural
Plot: family relations, interracial relations, opposites attract, couple relations, family life, society, youth, immigrants, couples, family problems, generation gap, social decay ...
Time: 70s, 90s, 80s, 20th century, 20s ...
Place: europe, england, london, bangladesh
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Vacuuming Completely Nude in Paradise (2001)
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, realistic, semi serious, talky, dark humor ...
Plot: job seeking, fish out of water, introspection, self discovery, working class, partners, odd couple, workplace, ambition, blind ambition, reluctant partners, contests and competitions ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%