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Reilly: Ace of Spies (1983)
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Reilly: Ace of Spies
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: suspenseful, serious, captivating, realistic, tense
Plot: espionage, secret agents, working undercover, dishonesty, undercover, master villain, spy, betrayal, race against time, heroic mission, chases and races, heroes, double agent, political intrigue, intrigue, world war one, russian revolution, secret agent
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20th century
Place: england, russia, europe
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Smiley's People
Drama, Mystery
UK
360 min.
 8.7
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Drama, Thriller
UK
290 min.
 8.6
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Most similar movies to Reilly: Ace of Spies

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, realistic, serious and tense films and TV series with plots about espionage, undercover, secret agents, dishonesty, spy, state affairs and chases and races mostly in Thriller, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Reilly: Ace of Spies: Legacy (2013), The 39 Steps (2008), The Company (2007), The Thirty-Nine Steps (1978), Billion Dollar Brain (1967). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 5.8
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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
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System:   95%
    User:   99%
 
 6.4
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The 39 Steps
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Richard Hannay, a mining engineer on holiday from the African colonies, finds London socialite life terribly dull. Yet it's more than he bargained for when secret agent, Scudder, bursts into his room and entrusts him with a coded notebook, ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating, clever ...
Plot: secret agents, mystery, espionage, on the run, false accusation, chases and races, dishonesty, heroes, undercover, betrayal, uncover truth, political conspiracy ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   92%
    User:   100%
 
 7.9
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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:   82%
    User:   77%
 
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The Thirty-Nine Steps
Genre: Crime, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The year is 1914 and Richard Hannay, Mining Engineer who is visiting Britain for a short time before returning to South Africa, is shocked when one of his neighbours, Colonel Scudder, bursts into his rooms one night and tells him a story that ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret agents, assassination attempt, espionage, chases and races, dishonesty, state affairs, undercover, uncover truth, crimes, danger, deadly, heroes ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1910s
Place: england, europe, scotland, london, big ben london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   73%
    User:   83%
 
Billion Dollar Brain
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A former British spy stumbles into in a plot to overthrow Communism with the help of a supercomputer. But who is working for whom?
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, detective series
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, government agency, adventure, secret agents, cold war, spy, race against time, terrorism, heroic mission, workplace intrigue, tough heroes, chases and races ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, finland, europe, latvia, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   72%
    User:   58%
 
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:   72%
    User:   85%
 
 7.8
 3K
The Game
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: twists and turns, serious, atmospheric, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: government agency, secret agents, espionage, state affairs, undercover, spy, cold war, dishonesty, kgb
Time: 20th century, 70s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   72%
    User:   80%
 
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A network of older spies from the West recruits a young intelligence officer with a photographic memory to accompany them on a mission inside Russia. They must recover a letter written by the CIA that promises American assistance to Russia if China ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mystery, secret agents, betrayal, espionage, working undercover, chases and races, rivalry, state affairs, undercover, government agency, against the rules, manhunt ...
Time: 60s
Place: asia, china, russia, mexico, soviet union ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   70%
    User:   68%
 
 6.0
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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:   69%
    User:   81%
 
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 ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, melancholic, realistic, enigmatic ...
Plot: espionage, spy, cold war, investigation, government agency, spies, mystery, master villain, pornography, mentor, loneliness, secrets ...
Time: 80s
Place: hamburg germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   63%
    User:   66%
 
The Counterfeit Traitor
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Blacklisted in modern day WW2, a Swedish oil trader opts to assist British Allies, by means of infiltrating and surveying Nazi Germany.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, tense, gloomy ...
Plot: secret agents, espionage, wartime life, working undercover, dishonesty, undercover, spy, life is a bitch, betrayal, forgery, danger, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: sweden, europe, germany, berlin germany, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   63%
    User:   68%
 
The Return of Mr. Moto
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 71 min.
Story: Mr. Moto goes undercover to find out who has been blowing up oil wells and trying to gain total control of all the oil leases from a petroleum-rich Middle Eastern country.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, suspense
Plot: crime, secret agents, espionage, mystery, intrigue, nightclub, terrorism, who done it, undercover, working undercover, crimes, rivalry ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, europe, middle east, london, persia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   64%
 
Messiah 2: Vengeance Is Mine
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: When a man is buried alive, Red Metcalf must delve into a serial killer's psyche.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating, tense
Plot: police investigation, crime, criminal's revenge, serial killer, track down, mystery, murder, false accusation, crimes, danger, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   70%
 
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The MacKintosh Man
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A member of British Intelligence assumes a fictitious criminal identity and allows himself to be caught, imprisoned, and freed in order to infiltrate a spy organization and expose a traitor.
Style: serious, stylized, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: government agency, secret agents, adventure, against the rules, betrayal, prison, espionage, chase, spy, on the run, race against time, working undercover ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, europe, ireland, russia, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   56%
 
The Deadly Affair
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Charles Dobbs is a British secret agent investigating the apparent suicide of Foreign Office official Samuel Fennan. Dobbs suspects that Fennan's wife, Elsa, a survivor of a Nazi Germany extermination camp, might have some clues, but other ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, clever, tense
Plot: private detective, concentration camp, protagonist as suspect, office, secret agents, espionage, assassination attempt, couple relations, dangerous attraction, haunted by the past, political corruption, voyeurism ...
Time: 60s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   57%
 
The Quiller Memorandum
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Two British agents are murdered by a mysterious Neonazi organization in West Berlin. The British Secret Service sends agent Quiller to investigate. Soon Quiller is confronted with Neonazi chief "Oktober" and involved in a dangerous game ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, stylized, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret agents, espionage, political intrigue, working undercover, heroes, undercover, spy, gang, racism, crimes, danger, rivalry ...
Time: 60s
Place: europe, germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   63%
 
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   63%
 
Mission: Impossible
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
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: serious, twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret agents, espionage, heroic mission, secret agent, working undercover, chases and races, undercover, heroes, master villain, save the day, crimes, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: france, europe, east germany, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   58%
 
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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 ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, europe, london, budapest, hungary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   63%
 
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Farewell
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Engaging, emotional and riveting, FAREWELL is an intricate and highly intelligent thriller pulled from the pages of history— about an ordinary man thrust into the biggest theft of Soviet information of the Cold War. Ronald Reagan called this piece ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: espionage, kgb, secret agents, cold war, working undercover, state affairs, undercover, betrayal, iron curtain, double agent, danger, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: russia, france, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   46%
 
 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:   52%
    User:   50%
 
The Jigsaw Man
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Philip Kimberly, the former head of the British Secret Service who defected to Russia, is given plastic surgery and sent back to Britain by the KGB to retrieve some vital documents. With the documents in hand, he instead plays off MI6 and the KGB ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: politics, government agency, secret agents, assassination attempt, espionage, betrayal, cold war, political conspiracy, political corruption, political intrigue, working undercover, chases and races ...
Time: 80s
Place: russia, england, europe, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   52%
 
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:   52%
    User:   47%
 
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A Different Loyalty
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK, USA, Malta
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In January 1963, British journalist Leo Cauffield suddenly disappears from his home in Beirut. His wife Sally knew that he was working part-time for British intelligence, but was not prepared to be told by the British embassy that they suspect he ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: politics, government agency, secret agents, betrayal, cold war, treason, espionage, race against time, terrorism, couple relations, kgb, heroic mission ...
Time: contemporary, 1960s
Place: middle east, russia, lebanon, beirut lebanon, moscow russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   59%
 
Funeral in Berlin
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Colonel Stok, a Soviet intelligence officer responsible for security at the Berlin Wall, appears to want to defect but the evidence is contradictory. Stok wants the British to handle his defection and asks for one of their agents, Harry Palmer, to ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, cerebral, bleak, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, cold war, espionage, chase, betrayal, british, hotel, murder, spies, politics, secret service, brainwashing ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: germany, east germany, europe, russia, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   43%
 
 8.0
 2K
Messiah
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: After two horribly mutilated bodies are discovered, DCI Red Metcalfe is assigned the case.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, crime, police investigation, police detective, murder, mystery, crimes, deadly, murder investigation, law enforcement, race against time, chases and races ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   45%
 
 6.4
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The Serpent
Genre: 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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, psychological
Audience: boys' night
Plot: government agency, secret agents, against the rules, espionage, intrigue, manhunt, spy, double agent, mind game, working undercover, chases and races, rivalry ...
Time: 70s
Place: france, europe, russia, germany, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   43%
 
Edge of Darkness
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 317 min.
Story: The mysterious murder of an environmental activist leads her straight-laced father, an Inspector of the local police force, through a haunting revelation of the murkiness of the British Nuclear Policy of the eighties.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating, tense ...
Plot: murder, mystery, amateur detective, uncover truth, crime, political corruption, chases and races, dishonesty, conspiracy, fighting the system, protagonist as suspect, legal investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe, northern england, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   41%
 

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 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   43%
 
The Listening
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Estranged by the degree of corporate influence within the largest U.S. listening station in the world, an aging NSA officer defects and mounts a clandestine counter-listening station high in the Italian alps.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fighting the system, government agency, secret agents, espionage, manhunt, on the run, woman in danger, danger, dishonesty, undercover, political conspiracy, working undercover ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   46%
 
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