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

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious and tense films and TV series with plots about espionage, undercover, spy, dishonesty, state affairs, cold war and secret agents mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like Reilly: Ace of Spies: The Game (2014), Legacy (2013), The Quiller Memorandum (1966), The Night Manager (2016), Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, serious, twists and turns, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: secret agents, espionage, spy, cold war, government agency, kgb, state affairs, undercover, dishonesty
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, soviet union
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95%
 5.8
 334
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating, tense
Plot: espionage, spy, kgb, secret agents, undercover, government agency, betrayal, forbidden love, political unrest, dishonesty, love and romance, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1974
Place: england, london, europe, britain, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The Quiller Memorandum (1966)
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, stylized, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, spy, secret agents, political intrigue, working undercover, heroes, undercover, gang, racism, crimes, danger, rivalry ...
Time: 60s
Place: europe, germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
The Night Manager (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 358 min.
Story: Former British soldier Jonathan Pine navigates the shadowy recesses of Whitehall and Washington where an unholy alliance operates between the intelligence community and the secret arms trade. To infiltrate the inner circle of lethal arms dealer ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, crimes, hotel, corruption, mind game, arms dealing, arms dealer, undercover agent, manager, working undercover, moral ambiguity, murder ...
Time: 2010s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england, london, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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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, clever, talky, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: spy, espionage, cold war, secret agents, kgb, mole, double agent, secret service, investigation, british, betrayal, government agency ...
Time: 20th century
Place: london, europe, paris france, czechoslovakia, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Smiley's People (1982)
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, realistic, melancholic, enigmatic ...
Plot: spy, espionage, cold war, assassination attempt, government agency, investigation, master villain, mystery, secret agents, race against time, murder, political conspiracy ...
Time: 80s
Place: hamburg germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.5
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London Spy (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A romance between an MI6 code genius and an ordinary man promises happiness. But tragedy strikes when the spy dies in suspicious circumstances, forcing his lover to pursue the truth behind his death.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, espionage, spy, love affair, gender, love and romance, undercover, gay lead character, surveillance, conspiracy, murder, police
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.4
 2K
The 39 Steps (2008)
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating, clever ...
Plot: mystery, secret agents, 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 ⇓
55%
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 8.4
 11K
Foyle's War (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, War
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: As WW2 rages around the world, DCS Foyle fights his own war on the home-front as he investigates crimes on the south coast of England. Foyle's War opens in southern England in the year 1940. Later series sees the retired detective working as an ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating, clever
Plot: police detective, undercover, espionage, spy, crime, mystery, police investigation, war, village, crimes, law enforcement, investigation ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: england, europe, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 8.4
 66K
The Americans (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Set during the Cold War period in the 1980s, The Americans is the story of Elizabeth and Philip Jennings, two Soviet KGB officers posing as an American married couple in the suburbs of Washington D.C. and their neighbor, Stan Beeman, an FBI ...
Style: captivating, exciting, atmospheric, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: secret agents, fbi, espionage, kgb, working undercover, double life, undercover, surveillance, parents and children, family relations, double agent, government agency ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: soviet union, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Messiah 2: Vengeance Is Mine (2002)
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: serial killer, murder, police investigation, crime, criminal's revenge, mystery, track down, false accusation, crimes, danger, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Executioner (1970)
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: suspenseful, serious, talky, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: spy, espionage, government agency, secret agents, assassin, adventure, working undercover, dishonesty, heroes, rivalry, state affairs, undercover ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.0
 975
Enigma (1982)
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: iron curtain, kgb, spy, espionage, cold war, undercover, cia, assassination, government agency, secret agents, renegade, love triangle ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: germany, east germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 8.3
 13K
MI-5 (2002)
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: serious, rough, realistic, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, undercover, espionage, double life, government agency, special agents, race against time, urban, terrorism, working undercover, chases and races, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 8.0
 2K
Messiah (2001)
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, murder investigation, therapist, crime, police investigation, murder, mystery, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, race against time ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Kremlin Letter (1970)
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, mystery, secret agents, betrayal, working undercover, chases and races, rivalry, state affairs, undercover, government agency, against the rules, manhunt ...
Time: 60s
Place: china, russia, asia, soviet union, moscow russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 8.3
 347
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 ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: kgb, spy, espionage, government agency, secret agents, self discovery, chaos and mayhem, state affairs, undercover, betrayal, cons and scams, political intrigue ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, russia, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Seventeen Moments of Spring (1973)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 69 min.
Story: The series is based on a true story of a Russian spy Colonel Isaev (Stirlitz) in Fascist Germany during 17 days in very end of WWII. Stirlitz has worked his way to the very top of the Fascist hierarchy without being caught. However, his ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating, tense ...
Plot: espionage, working undercover, danger, spy, intelligence, dishonesty, undercover, war, government agency, state affairs, nazi germany, spy hero ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1945
Place: europe, germany, russia, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Mission: Impossible (1966)
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, suspenseful, twists and turns, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventure, secret agent, espionage, undercover, iron curtain, secret agents, heroic mission, working undercover, chases and races, heroes, master villain, save the day ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: france, europe, eastern europe, east germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.3
 25K
Covert Affairs (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A young CIA operative, Annie Walker, is mysteriously summoned to headquarters for duty as a field operative. While Annie believes she's been promoted for her exceptional linguistic skills, there may be something or someone from her past that ...
Style: serious, exciting, captivating, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, secret agents, cia, double life, working undercover, government agency, state affairs, undercover, workplace, mission gone awry, characters in danger, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, virginia, langley virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Deutschland 83 (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 42 min.
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: espionage, cold war, political intrigue, military, political unrest, working undercover, state affairs, undercover, secret agents, dishonesty, rivalry, spy ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1983
Place: germany, east germany, gdr, west germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Return of Mr. Moto (1965)
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, suspense
Plot: nightclub, undercover, secret agents, crime, espionage, mystery, intrigue, terrorism, who done it, working undercover, crimes, rivalry ...
Time: 60s
Place: middle east, england, europe, london, persia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Bletchley Circle (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
Story: The Bletchley Circle follows the journey of four ordinary women with extraordinary skills that helped to end World War II. Set in 1952, Susan, Millie, Lucy and Jean have returned to their normal lives, modestly setting aside the part they played in ...
Style: tense, stylized, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: amateur detective, investigation, riddles and clues, crimes, danger, murder, code breaking, mystery, crime investigation, deadly, post war, incompetent police ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 7.3
 362
The Silence (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Drama about a deaf girl who witnesses the audacious murder of a policewoman.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating, tense ...
Plot: murder, mute or deaf, witnessing a crime, mystery, deaf, police investigation, police corruption, crime, crimes, danger, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Ipcress File (1965)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: This espionage thriller represents a landmark in spy movies introducing the sly, dry intelligence agent Harry Palmer. The story, centers on Palmer's investigation into British Intelligence security. He's soon enmeshed in a world of ...
Style: clever, suspenseful, realistic, serious, cynical ...
Plot: espionage, cold war, spy, political intrigue, undercover, double agent, government agency, secret agents, investigation, mystery, danger, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: england, london, albania, europe, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Jigsaw Man (1983)
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cold war, espionage, kgb, politics, government agency, secret agents, assassination attempt, betrayal, political conspiracy, political corruption, political intrigue, working undercover ...
Time: 80s
Place: russia, england, europe, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.9
 4K
The Company (2007)
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: epic, suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: spy, cold war, cia, government agency, secret agents, espionage, undercover, mole, senator, german, suspicion, career ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s
Place: europe, germany, east berlin east germany, ussr, cuba ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
A Dandy in Aspic (1968)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Double-agent Alexander Eberlin is assigned by the British to hunt out a Russian spy, known to them as Krasnevin. Only Eberlin knows that Krasnevin is none other than himself! Accompanying him on his mission is a ruthless partner, who gradually ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough
Plot: espionage, double agent, photographer, spy, chases and races, cold war, homesickness, british intelligence, berlin wall, dishonesty, undercover, secret identity ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: england, europe, east berlin, germany, german democratic republic ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Edge of Darkness (1985)
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, legal investigation, conspiracy, nuclear, cia, amateur detective, mystery, uncover truth, daughter, father, death, politics ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe, yorkshire, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: serious, realistic
Plot: secret agents, betrayal, spy, espionage, university, kgb, double agent, mole, treason, idealism, social differences, wartime life ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: england, europe, russia, big ben london
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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