Movies and TV shows like Smiley's People

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Smiley's People
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 past days, discovering that the clues lead to a high person in the Russian Secret service, and a secret important enough to kill for. Smiley continues to put together the pieces a step ahead or a step behind the Russian killers
Style: suspenseful, serious, melancholic, realistic, enigmatic, reflective, cerebral, meditative, dramatic, talky ...
Plot: espionage, spy, cold war, investigation, government agency, spies, master villain, mystery, pornography, mentor, loneliness, secrets, storytelling, assassination attempt, russian, runaway, depression, secret agents, relationships, character study, culture clash, adolescence, infidelity, obsession, identity ...
Time: 80s
Place: hamburg germany
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The Ten Commandments
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Poland, West Germany
572 min.
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The Conversation
Drama, Mystery, Thriller
USA
113 min.
 7.9
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, talky, enigmatic and cerebral films and TV series with plots about mentor, storytelling, dialogue, runaway, catastrophe, twists & turns and secrets mostly in Drama, Mystery and Thriller genres. Some movies like Smiley's People: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011), Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979), Agnes of God (1985), Still of the Night (1982), Evil Under the Sun (1982). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, UK, Germany
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In the bleak days of the Cold War, espionage veteran George Smiley is forced from semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet mole within his former colleagues at the heart of MI6.
Style: atmospheric, clever, bleak, tense, stylized ...
Plot: espionage, spy, cold war, betrayal, investigation, secret service, surveillance, mole, government agency, spies, secrets, secret agents ...
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Place: england, europe, london, budapest, hungary ...
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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:   91%
    User:   100%
 
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Agnes of God
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When a dead newborn is found, wrapped in bloody sheets, in the bedroom wastebasket of a young novice, psychiatrist Martha Livingston is called in to determine if the seemingly innocent novice, who knows nothing of sex or birth, is competent enough ...
Style: talky, psychological, clever, serious, realistic ...
Plot: mystery, psychiatrist, murder, investigation, court, religion, hypnosis, clergy, catholicism, nun, psychiatry, secrets ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: israel, canada, montreal quebec, quebec
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System:   58%
    User:   70%
 
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Still of the Night
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When one of his patients is found murdered, psychiatrist Dr. Sam Rice is visited by the investigating officer but refuses to give up any information. He's then visited by the patient's mistress, Brooke Reynolds, whom he quickly falls for ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological, serious, suspense ...
Plot: mystery, murder, psychiatrist, obsession, investigation, infidelity, neo noir, femme fatale, psychiatry, stylish, protagonist as suspect, secrets ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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    User:   45%
 
Evil Under the Sun
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Trying to find how a millionaire wound up with a phony diamond brings Hercule Poirot to an exclusive island resort frequented by the rich and famous. When a murder is committed, everyone has an alibi.
Style: talky, clever, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, mystery, investigation, crime, island, murder mystery, hotel, death, private detective, resort, holiday, adaptation ...
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System:   52%
    User:   50%
 
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Gorky Park
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Police Inspector Renko tries to solve the case of three bodies found in Moscow's Gorky Park but finds his attempts to solve the crime impeded by his superiors. Working on his own, Renko seeks out more information and stumbles across a ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, bleak, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, murder, crime, cold war, mystery, political corruption, police corruption, conspiracy, spy, kgb, fighting the system, espionage ...
Place: russia, soviet union, moscow russia, stockholm sweden, europe
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System:   50%
    User:   59%
 
 6.9
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Mr. Holmes
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The story is set in 1947, following a long-retired Holmes living in a Sussex village with his housekeeper and rising detective son. But then he finds himself haunted by an unsolved 50-year old case. Holmes' memory isn't what it used to be, ...
Style: clever, serious, melancholic, realistic, tense ...
Plot: memory, mystery, aging, memory loss, storytelling, private detective, death, mentor, loneliness, life & death, sherlock holmes, crime ...
Time: 1940s, year 1947, 1910s
Place: england, europe, london, asia, japan
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System:   50%
    User:   51%
 
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The Conversation
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Surveillance expert Harry Caul is hired by a mysterious client's brusque aide to tail a young couple. Tracking the pair through San Francisco's Union Square, Caul and his associate Stan manage to record a cryptic conversation between them. ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: mystery, surveillance, paranoia, obsession, conspiracy, murder, spy, loneliness, hotel, investigation, guilt, neo noir ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   41%
 
 6.0
 975
Enigma
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Five highly-trained KGB agents are sent to the west to assassinate several Soviet dissidents. In order to stop the diabolical plot, an American agent must infiltrate Soviet intelligence and obtain information from a Russian computer.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, sexy ...
Plot: espionage, cold war, assassination, spy, iron curtain, government agency, secret agents, technology, spies, special agents, assassination attempt, love story ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: germany, east germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   48%
 
 5.9
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The Convent
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Portugal, France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The journey of Michael Padovic, an American professor who arrives with his wife, Helene, at a Portuguese convent where he expects to find the documents needed to prove his theory: Shakespeare was born in Spain; not in England.
Style: serious, captivating, enigmatic, intellectual, psychological ...
Plot: convent, gory, clergy, monastery, self discovery, love triangle, pornography, nudity (topless - notable), religions or cults, beautiful scenery, good versus evil, bollywood ...
Time: 90s
Place: antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   54%
 
The Bride Wore Black
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Julie Kohler is prevented from suicide by her mother. She leaves the town. She will track down, charm and kill five men who do not know her. What is her goal ? What is her purpose?
Style: stylized, serious, enigmatic, talky, realistic ...
Plot: murder, vengeance, revenge, serial killer, mystery, stylish, obsession, investigation, justice, death, pornography, runaway ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   43%
 
The Secret Agent
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: London of the late 19th century is a haven for political exiles of all sorts - refugees, partisans, anarchists. Verloc has made his living spying for the Russian goverment, an agent provacateur of sorts, while simultaneously providing information to ...
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: terrorism, politics, spy, betrayal, secret agents, surveillance, espionage, secrets, adaptation, young wife, bomb, spies ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1930s, 1880s
Place: london, england, europe, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   44%
 
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Lone Star
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
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Style: clever, surprise ending, tense, serious, twists and turns ...
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    User:   38%
 
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Reversal of Fortune
Genre: Biography, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA, Japan, UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Wealthy Sunny von Bülow lies brain-dead, husband Claus guilty of attempted murder; but he says he's innocent and hires Alan Dershowitz for his appeal.
Style: clever, talky, witty, realistic, serious ...
Plot: lawyer, crime, courtroom drama, murder, courtroom, dedicated lawyer, coma, murder mystery, justice, court, corruption, police investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: rhode island
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   36%
 
Man Facing Southeast
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Argentina
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A new patient mysteriously appears in a psychiatric ward. He claims to come from another planet to study humans and their behavior. The alien is gentle but criticizes humans for their harsh treatment of each other. The assigned psychiatrist is ...
Style: talky, clever, psychological, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: psychiatry, hospital, insanity, psychiatrist, alien, solitude, doctors, metaphysics, mysterious character, catholicism, storytelling, mentor ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   47%
 
Under the Sand
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France, Japan
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When her husband goes missing at the beach, a female professor begins to mentally disintegrate as her denial of his disappearance becomes delusional.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, suspenseful, talky ...
Plot: death, mentally unstable, male nudity, love, dealing with death, relationships, haunted by the past, mystery, missing person, loneliness, obsession, life philosophy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   40%
 
 7.7
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The Son
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A joinery instructor at a rehab center refuses to take a new teen as his apprentice, but then begins to follow the boy through the hallways and streets.
Style: bleak, psychological, serious, gloomy, enigmatic ...
Plot: obsession, redemption, murder, realism, parents and children, teacher, loneliness, workplace, storytelling, hopes, voyeurism, adolescence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: belgium, europe, usa, los angeles, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   31%
 
 7.1
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Get Low
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA, Germany, Poland
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A movie spun out of equal parts folk tale, fable and real-life legend about the mysterious, 1930s Tennessee hermit who famously threw his own rollicking funeral party... while he was still alive.
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: redemption, small town, solitude, storytelling, death, golden years, mentor, life & death, guilt, loneliness, haunted by the past, character study ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1938
Place: tennessee, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   41%
 
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The Moustache
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: One day, on a whim, Marc decides to shave off the moustache he's worn all of his adult life. He waits patiently for his wife's reaction, but neither she nor his friends seem to notice. Stranger still, when he finally tells them, they all ...
Style: psychological, surreal, atmospheric, dark humor, serious ...
Plot: hotel, insanity, couple relations, french, existentialism, dreams, psychology, pornography, violent, mystery, relationships, mental illness ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   42%
 
Murder on the Orient Express
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 128 min.
Story: In 1935, when his train is stopped by deep snow, detective Hercule Poirot is called on to solve a murder that occurred in his car the night before.
Style: suspenseful, clever, serious, surprise ending, suspense ...
Plot: investigation, train, murder, crime, mystery, murder mystery, private detective, police investigation, train ride, adaptation, secrets, runaway ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: london, new york, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   42%
 
In My Father's Den
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: New Zealand, UK
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Paul (Macfadyen), a prize-winning war journalist, returns to his remote New Zealand hometown due to the death of his father, battle-scarred and world-weary. For the discontented sixteen-year-old Celia (Barclay) he opens up a world she has only ...
Style: clever, tense, serious, dark, reflective ...
Plot: small town, betrayal, friendship, murder, haunted by the past, secrets, storytelling, mentor, family drama, missing person, censorship, twists & turns ...
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   42%
 
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Innocence
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Belgium, France, UK, Japan
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A look inside an offbeat boarding school for young girls.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, stylized, serious, meditative ...
Plot: boarding school, school, coming of age, innocence lost, childhood, friendship, pornography, boarding school life, french, runaway, sexual abuse, adolescence ...
Time: contemporary
Place: tokyo, france
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System:   34%
    User:   33%
 
 6.4
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The Rapture
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A lonely telephone operator leading an empty, amoral life finds God — only to have her faith continually tested in ways beyond what she could have imagined.
Style: disturbing, psychological, surreal, futuristic, serious ...
Plot: apocalypse, redemption, end of the world, religion, christian, god, christianity, atheism, jesus, self discovery, mother daughter relationship, male nudity ...
Time: 90s
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System:   33%
    User:   38%
 
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Bubble
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Set against the backdrop of a decaying Midwestern town, a murder becomes the focal point of three people who work in a doll factory.
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, suspenseful, gloomy ...
Plot: small town, murder, working class, investigation, love triangle, murder mystery, loneliness, factory, mystery, workplace romance, dialogue, existentialism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ohio, usa, california
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System:   32%
    User:   28%
 
 6.8
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Proof
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Catherine is a woman in her late twenties who is strongly devoted to her father, Robert, a brilliant and well-known mathematician whose grip on reality is beginning to slip away. As Robert descends into madness, Catherine begins to wonder if she may ...
Style: talky, emotional, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: mental illness, mathematics, science, paranoia, father daughter relationship, obsession, schizophrenia, death, mentally unstable, genius, teacher, insanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, campus, london, wisconsin, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   26%
 
 7.0
 13K
Affliction
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A small town policeman must investigate a suspicious hunting accident. The investigation and other events result in his slowly disintegrating mentally.
Style: bleak, atmospheric, psychological, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: small town, dysfunctional family, murder, violence, parents and children, father son relationship, character study, drinking, redemption, storytelling, violent, depression ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new hampshire, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   35%
 
Last Year at Marienbad
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Takes place in a chateau, an ambiguous story of a man and a woman who may or may not have met last year at Marienbad.
Style: atmospheric, surreal, stylized, psychological, enigmatic ...
Plot: hotel, obsession, surrealism, memory, mystery, imagination, destiny, existentialism, dreams, loneliness, haunted by the past, new wave ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: europe, france
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System:   30%
    User:   31%
 
 6.8
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Obsession
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: New Orleans businessman Michael Courtland’s life is shattered when his wife and daughter are tragically killed in a botched kidnap rescue attempt. Many years later whilst visiting Italy he meets and falls in in love with Sandra Portinari, who ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric, surprise ending, twists and turns ...
Plot: obsession, chase, kidnapping, guilt, vengeance, missing person, twists & turns, ransom, storytelling, greed, crimes, stylish ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1959, year 1975, 1950s
Place: europe, usa, new orleans, italy, los angeles ...
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System:   30%
    User:   28%
 

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State of Play
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 57 min.
Story: A thriller set in London, in which a politician's life becomes increasingly complex as his research assistant is found dead on the London Underground and, in a seemingly unrelated incident, a teenage pickpocket is shot dead.
Style: suspenseful, tense, clever, realistic, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder, politics, conspiracy, political corruption, journalism, investigation, corruption, betrayal, adultery, manipulations, twists & turns, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, europe, manchester
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System:   29%
    User:   26%
 
Seven Days in May
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A U.S. Army general alerts the president of a planned military coup against him.
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: politics, conspiracy, cold war, secret service, military, terrorism, betrayal, nuclear, president, white house, fighting the system, political ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, future
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System:   29%
    User:   33%
 
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