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

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Most similar movies to Reilly: Ace of Spies

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and tense films and TV series with plots about undercover, espionage, spy, secret agents, state affairs, dishonesty and cold war mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like Reilly: Ace of Spies: The Americans (2013), The Game (2014), Legacy (2013), London Spy (2015), Smiley's People (1982). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: undercover, secret agents, cold war, kgb, espionage, russian, double life, fbi, working undercover, spy, double agent, parents and children ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, washington d.c., soviet union
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100%
 7.8
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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, 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
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65%
 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 ⇓
57%
 7.5
 9K
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: captivating, tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: gay, espionage, love affair, undercover, spy, gays and lesbians, gender, murder, conspiracy, police, surveillance, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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 ⇓
48%
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, hotel, secret service, crimes, arms dealer, working undercover, spy, stylish, arms dealing, mind game, murder, corruption ...
Time: 2010s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, london, spain, cairo egypt, england ...
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46%
 8.2
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MI-5 (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, 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: twists and turns, suspenseful, rough, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, espionage, undercover, profanity, double life, double agent, heroes, state affairs, society, deadly, danger, machismo ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: england, london, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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 ⇓
43%
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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: exciting, realistic, serious, stylized, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, spy, heroes, crimes, undercover, rivalry, political intrigue, racism, working undercover, danger, secret agents, gang ...
Time: 60s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.0
 6K
Farewell (2009)
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, cold war, kgb, double agent, undercover, state affairs, dishonesty, danger, betrayal, working undercover, father son relationship, iron curtain ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france, soviet union, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.0
 1K
Enigma (1982)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, France
Duration: 97 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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, intense, exciting ...
Plot: kgb, iron curtain, espionage, undercover, assassination, cold war, politics, danger, dishonesty, journalism, rivalry, government agency ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: germany, east germany, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.7
 3K
X Company (2015)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 44 min.
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, suspenseful, realistic, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: war, espionage, heroic mission, working undercover, secret agents, undercover, danger, world war two, rivalry, friendship, heroes, good versus evil ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 ⇓
38%
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: suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating, realistic
Plot: serial killer, murder, mystery, police detective, danger, deadly, false accusation, riddles and clues, law enforcement, police investigation, race against time, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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, tense, suspenseful, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, murder investigation, police detective, therapist, race against time, deadly, therapy, crimes, crime, chases and races, police investigation, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: realistic, suspenseful, twists and turns, stylized, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret agents, espionage, undercover, iron curtain, secret agent, crimes, race against time, top secret, cold war, government agency, danger, fighting crime ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, france, paris france, east germany, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 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, clever, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Plot: on the run, espionage, undercover, uncover truth, false accusation, political conspiracy, who to trust, agent as target, betrayal, state affairs, danger, heroes ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, london, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Salting the Battlefield (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: David Hare concludes his trilogy of films about MI5 renegade Johnny Worricker with another fugue on power, secrets and the British establishment. Johnny Worricker goes on the run with Margot Tyrell across Europe, and with the net closing in, the ...
Style: tense, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: on the run, head of state, secret agents, undercover, espionage, dishonesty, state affairs, cover up, politics, conspiracy, british prime minister, spy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Silent War (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An espionage thriller set in the 1950s and adapted from the novel "Year Suan/Plot Against" by May Jia. Tony Leung Chiu Wai plays a blind man who works for a piano tuner. He is recruited for a spy mission because of his exceptional hearing.
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, war, political unrest, espionage, code breaking, state affairs, secret movement, misfit, disability, dishonesty, secret agents, conspiracy ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: hong kong, asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 8.3
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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 ...
Style: humorous, suspenseful, semi serious, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: kgb, espionage, spy, partners, lifestyle, government agency, chases and races, secret agents, changing lives, double agent, bait, self fulfillment ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, russia, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 8.4
 12K
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, clever, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: police detective, world war two, espionage, war crime, police investigation, undercover, spy, mystery, crimes, crime, investigation, nazism ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, new mexico, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, UK, Germany, USA
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: tense, bleak, twists and turns, non-linear, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, cold war, spy, double agent, government agency, british intelligence, investigation, mole, betrayal, kgb, secret service, torture ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, budapest, england, budapest hungary, hungary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.5
 2K
The Assets (2014)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: 1985 serves as the backdrop to the final showdown of the Cold War when Sandy and her partner Jeanne Vertefeuille vowed to find the mole that would turn out to be the most notorious traitor in US History, Aldrich Ames. Sandy is in a race against time ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: cia, cold war, espionage, spy, double agent, political intrigue, investigation, treason, state affairs, kgb, government agency, secret agents ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, soviet union, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 ⇓
30%
 7.7
 1K
Murphy's Law (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Murphy's Law is a BBC television drama starring James Nesbitt as an undercover police officer, Tommy Murphy.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: undercover, lone wolves, working undercover, fighting crime, police detective, crime, crimes, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, haunted by the past, police investigation, irish ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.9
 14K
Page Eight (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Page Eight is lovingly turned, with elegant writing, a flawless cast and a heartfelt message from writer/director David Hare about the danger zone where spies and politicians meet. The tension builds gently as we follow the fortunes of Johnny ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: undercover, espionage, government agency, loss of friend, secret service, dishonesty, state affairs, spy, political thriller, father daughter relationship, waiter, conspiracy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 ⇓
29%
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: kgb, espionage, cold war, betrayal, undercover, deadly, chases and races, crimes, politics, secret agents, heroes, state affairs ...
Time: 80s
Place: russia, england, europe, london, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.3
 26K
Covert Affairs (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
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, cia, double life, secret agents, blind character, characters in danger, mission gone awry, state affairs, workplace, undercover, working undercover, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, virginia, langley virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%