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Reilly: Ace of Spies (1983)
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Reilly: Ace of Spies (1983)
Original name: Reilly, Ace of Spies
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, serious, captivating, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: espionage, secret agents, double agent, spy, heroes, betrayal, working undercover, heroic mission, dishonesty, race against time, undercover, master villain, world war one, political intrigue, intrigue, russian revolution, chases and races, secret agent
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 1900s
Place: england, russia, europe

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Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
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Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., usa, ussr
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Deutschland 83 (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 42 min.
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Story: A gripping coming-of-age story set against the real culture wars and political events of Germany in the 1980s. The drama follows Martin Rauch as the 24 year-old East Germany native is pulled from the world as he knows it and sent to the West as an ...
Style: realistic, tense, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: espionage, stasi, cold war, working undercover, political intrigue, border guard, rivalry, undercover, state affairs, military, double agent, political unrest ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1983
Place: germany, german democratic republic, east germany, west berlin west germany, west germany
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X Company (2015)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: An emotionally-driven character drama, set in the thrilling and dangerous world of WWII espionage and covert operations. It follows the stories of five highly skilled young recruits - Canadian, American and British - torn from their ordinary lives ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: espionage, heroic mission, working undercover, secret agents, war, undercover, world war two, rivalry, friendship, heroes, good versus evil, spy ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: europe
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Agent of Influence (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: This story of espionage and counter-espionage is based on the novel by Ian Adams. Suspicious circumstances surrounded the mysterious death of a Canadian diplomat. At the height of The Cold War in October 1964, John Watkins, Canada's former ...
Style: realistic, captivating, bleak, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: espionage, head of state, rebellion, state affairs, undercover, heroes, dishonesty, cold war, cia, secret agents, spy
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful
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Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: russia, washington d.c.
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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 ...
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Cambridge Spies (2003)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 235 min.
TV show
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Style: serious, realistic, tense, suspense, contemplative
Plot: secret agents, double agent, espionage, treason, spy, kgb, university, betrayal, wartime life, idealism, hidden identity, social differences ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: russia, europe, england, big ben london
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The Game (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 59 min.
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Place: england, ussr, london
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46%
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Smiley's People (1982)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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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, melancholic, enigmatic ...
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 80s
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Mission: Impossible (1966)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
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Story: Mission: Impossible is an American television series that was created and initially produced by Bruce Geller. It chronicles the missions of a team of secret government agents known as the Impossible Missions Force. In the first season, the team is ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, serious, twists and turns ...
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42%
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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
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 6.1
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Mata Hari (2016)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Russia, Portugal, Ukraine
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: A sex icon becomes a spy during one of the most important wars of the 20th century.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, emotional, disturbing
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, boys' night
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Place: europe, france
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Genre: Crime, Drama
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Style: captivating, tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful
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London Spy (2015)
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Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense, tense ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 60 min.
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Story: The Bill is a police procedural television series that was broadcast on the ITV network from 16 October 1984 until 31 August 2010. The programme originated from a one-off drama, entitled Woodentop, which was broadcast in August 1983. In its final ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, sincere
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
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Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Quiller Memorandum (1966)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, exciting, stylized, suspenseful
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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