Movies and TV shows like Mission: Impossible 1966

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Mission: Impossible (1966)
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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 led by Dan Briggs, played by Steven Hill; Jim Phelps, played by Peter Graves, takes charge for the remaining seasons. A hallmark of the series shows Briggs or Phelps receiving his instructions on a recording that then self-destructs, followed by the theme music composed by Lalo Schifrin. The series aired on the CBS network from September 1966 to March 1973, then returned to television for two seasons on ABC, from 1988 to 1990, retaining only Graves in the cast. It later inspired a popular series of theatrical motion pictures starring Tom Cruise, beginning in 1996.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, twists and turns, serious, stylized, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret agents, espionage, iron curtain, undercover, secret agent, crimes, race against time, terrorism, cold war, top secret, working undercover, danger, heroic mission, fighting crime, government agency, adventure, heroes, crime, communism, workplace intrigue, femme fatale, chases and races, secretary, master criminal, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: europe, paris france, france, east germany, eastern europe

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Most similar movies to Mission: Impossible

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, exciting, serious and realistic films and TV series with plots about undercover, danger, secret agents, chases and races, heroes, espionage and government agency mostly in Action, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Mission: Impossible: Alias (2001), I Spy (1965), Nikita (2010), Charlie's Angels (1976), The Wrecking Crew (1968). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Alias (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Sydney Bristow, an agent who has been tricked to believe she is working for the U.S. government, is actually working for a criminal organization named the Alliance of Twelve. Upon learning this, Sydney becomes a double agent for the real CIA.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: teens, teen drama, boys' night
Plot: cia, female spy, double agent, secret identity, secret agents, spy, working undercover, betrayal, deception, chases and races, danger, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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100%
 7.1
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I Spy (1965)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 51 min.
Story: I Spy is an American television secret-agent adventure series. It ran for three seasons on NBC from 1965 to 1968 and teamed Robert Culp as international tennis player Kelly Robinson with Bill Cosby as his trainer, Alexander Scott. The ...
Style: cynical, exciting, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret agents, undercover, espionage, secret agent, tennis, escapades, heroes, government agency, adventure, partners, heroic mission, working undercover ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 48K
Nikita (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Nikita will stop at nothing to expose and destroy Division, the secret U.S. agency who trained her as a spy and assassin.
Style: stylized, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: female spy, female killer, female assassin, hitman, spy, danger, chases and races, mole, killings, crimes, working undercover, secret government organization ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Charlie's Angels (1976)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Charlie's Angels is an American crime drama television series that aired on ABC from September 1976 to June 1981, producing five seasons and 110 episodes. The series was created by Ivan Goff and Ben Roberts and was produced by Aaron ...
Style: exciting, sexy, realistic, semi serious, stylized
Plot: private detective, investigation, undercover, working undercover, adventure, partners, career change, fighting crime, crimes, female protagonist, friendship between women, private investigator ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Wrecking Crew (1968)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When Count Contini attempts to destroy the world's economy by masterminding the theft of $1 billion in U.S. gold, ICE chief MacDonald summons secret agent Matt Helm to stop him.
Style: realistic, humorous, suspenseful, exciting, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, secret agents, race against time, adventure, master villain, crimes, escapades, dishonesty, undercover, chases and races, danger, save the day ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: copenhagen, copenhagen denmark, denmark, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1964)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
Story: The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is an American television series that was broadcast on NBC from September 22, 1964, to January 15, 1968. It follows the exploits of two secret agents, played by Robert Vaughn and David McCallum, who work for a fictitious ...
Style: humorous, suspenseful, semi serious, exciting, homoerotic
Plot: secret agents, heroes, espionage, terrorism, spy, secret agent, race against time, master villain, world domination, network, heroic mission, working undercover ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.5
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Legends (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Working for the FBI's Deep Cover Operations division, Martin Odum can transform himself into a different person -- whether it's an assignment as a Serbian extremist, a corrupt Chicago police officer, a British special forces colonel, or a ...
Style: serious, exciting, twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: special agents, working undercover, government agency, undercover, fbi, secret identity, espionage, state affairs, betrayal, mysterious character, on the run, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
It Takes a Thief (1968)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 51 min.
Story: It Takes a Thief is an American action-adventure television series that aired on ABC for two and a half seasons between January 9, 1968, and March 24, 1970. It starred veteran movie actor Robert Wagner in his television debut as sophisticated thief ...
Style: exciting, humorous, suspenseful, realistic, semi serious
Plot: espionage, secret agents, government agent, crimes, government agency, escapades, dishonesty, danger, adventure, crime, undercover, thief ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, 1960s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 7.7
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MacGyver (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 48 min.
Story: MacGyver is an American action-adventure television series created by Lee David Zlotoff. Henry Winkler and John Rich were the executive producers. The show ran for seven seasons on ABC in the United States and various other networks abroad from 1985 ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, stylized, exciting, serious
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: problem solving, heroes, intelligence, secret agents, gadget, spy, crime fighter, adventure, race against time, danger, chases and races, one man army ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Six Million Dollar Man (1974)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Six Million Dollar Man is an American television series about a former astronaut with bionic implants working for a fictional government office known as OSI. The series is based on the Martin Caidin novel Cyborg, which was the series's ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, tense, disturbing
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventure, undercover, superhero, superhuman powers, superior, chases and races, crimes, investigation, escapades, androids and robots, danger, espionage ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.4
 737
Killer Wave (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 175 min.
Story: Suddenly the US east coast is hit by a type of natural disaster formerly reserved, except after a major earthquake, for the Pacific and Indian ocean rims: tidal waves of the destructive tsunami type. Scientist and fiction author John McAdams attends ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, serious, captivating, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the run, undercover, danger, rescue, save the day, forces of nature, race against time, investigation, adventure, save the world, catastrophe, conspiracy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 8.2
 11K
Get Smart (1965)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Get Smart is an American comedy television series that satirizes the secret agent genre. Created by Mel Brooks with Buck Henry, the show stars Don Adams, Barbara Feldon, and Edward Platt. Henry said they created the show by request of Daniel ...
Style: exciting, humorous, stylized, realistic, not serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret agents, parody, espionage, secret service, cold war, top secret, surveillance, gadget, spy, secret agent, hi-tech, chases and races ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 70s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.3
 587
The Agency (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Agency is a CBS television drama that followed the inner-workings of the CIA. The series was created by Michael Frost Beckner and was executive produced by Michael Frost Beckner, Shaun Cassidy Productions and Radiant Productions in association ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, terrorism, cia, undercover, working undercover, secret service, deadly, government agency, state affairs, secret agents, spy, terrorist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.7
 742
The Grid (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 266 min.
Story: A team of American and British counter-terrorists are tasked with stopping a terrorist cell who's operating on a global level.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, muslim, counter terrorism, murder, fbi, investigation, save the day, rivalry, political conspiracy, danger, rebellion, undercover ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe, usa, africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 2.3
 2K
Switch (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: China
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In search of an ancient Chinese scroll, a Chinese agent battles against Japanese Yakuzas and British mercenaries.
Style: exciting, stylized, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroic mission, fighting crime, undercover, secret identity, secret agents, chase, gangsters, law enforcement, rivalry, escapades, crimes, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.9
 375
No Limit (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 52 min.
Story: A terminally ill French secret service agent is hired by Hydra, a mysterious black ops organization set up by the government, to fight crime by any means necessary and receive experimental treatment in return. Also, his daughter hates him.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: working undercover, undercover, terminal illness, law enforcement, secret agents, crimes, murder, parents and children, family relations, estrangement, secret organization, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, french riviera
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
18 Wheels of Justice (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Justice Department undercover agent Michael Cates’s family was killed after he testified against crime boss Jacob Calder. Now Cates is working out of an 18 Wheeler under another undercover identity, that of Chance Bowman. As Cates wanders America ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Plot: truck, undercover, crimes, working undercover, danger, law enforcement, crime, gangsters, on the run, special agents, fighting crime, vigilante ...
Time: 90s
⇓ 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 ⇓
39%
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My Own Worst Enemy (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: My Own Worst Enemy is an American television drama that aired on NBC in 2008. It premiered on October 13 and ended on December 15 after 9 episodes. The series was produced by Universal Media Studios. Jason Smilovic was the executive producer; David ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, tense, offbeat
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret agents, split personality, secret agent, disorder, working undercover, workplace, espionage, suburbs, adventure, undercover, danger, dual identity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Chain of Command (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Secret Service agents must retrieve the briefcase allowing the President control of America's nuclear arsenal before massive destruction ensues.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, terrorism, working undercover, save the day, secret agents, adventure, rivalry, race against time, danger, deadly, state affairs, head of state ...
Time: 90s
Place: washington d.c., usa, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.4
 547
Counterstrike (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A Secret Service agent and his brother, a reckless ATF agent, try to stop a group of extreme right-wing U.S. military mercenaries, led by a fanatic Taiwanese vixen, who hijack the Queen Mary 2 ocean liner with the U.S. and Chinese presidents on ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, hostage, rescue, daring rescue, adventure, undercover, race against time, danger, save the day, rivalry, confined, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Mirror Wars: Reflection One (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Russia, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Mirror Wars: Reflection One is a post-cold-war thriller from the Russian point of view. Bad-guy British arms dealer Murdock (Malcolm McDowell) and numerous mercenaries and clandestine agents tries to steal a new Russian stealth fighter. Murdock is ...
Style: exciting, realistic, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, secret agents, save the day, military, daring rescue, betrayal, heroic mission, arms dealing, escapades, rivalry, danger, secret agent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia, london, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.7
 584
Freefall (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, South Africa
Duration: 96 min.
Story: New York publisher Dex Dellum sends his fiancée and star photographer Katy Mazur to Swaziland to shoot the taita falcon. There she meets 'highman' (altitude stuntman) Grant Orion, who practices skydiving. After an initial clash, they ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventure, infidelity, martial arts, political intrigue, political conspiracy, government agency, undercover, crimes, espionage, working undercover, love triangle, woman in danger ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 7.8
 17K
Human Target (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Human Target is an American action drama television series that was broadcast by Fox in the United States. Based loosely on the Human Target comic book character created by Len Wein and Carmine Infantino for DC Comics, it is the second series based ...
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, suspenseful, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bodyguard, characters in danger, hidden identity, teamwork, private detective, peril, mission, coworker, life risking, crimes, assassination attempt, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Hero: Love Story of a Spy (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 160 min.
Story: Arun Khanna is a spy for the Indian government whose aid is enlisted to stop ISI Chief Ishak Khan. Khan is trying to build a nuclear bomb with which he can liberate Kashmir from the Indians. A battle of wits ensues. When Khan detonates a bomb at ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorist, undercover, secret mission, spy, one man army, undercover agent, adventure, daring rescue, tragic love, heroic mission, heroes, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pakistan, india, canada, kashmir, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 8.3
 169K
24 (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: 24 is an American television series produced for the Fox network and syndicated worldwide, starring Kiefer Sutherland as Counter Terrorist Unit agent Jack Bauer. Each 24-episode season covers 24 hours in the life of Bauer, using the real time method ...
Style: stylized, twists and turns, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, special agents, terrorist plot, race against time, revenge, double agent, government agency, against the rules, secret service, undercover, interrogation, treason ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Laser Mission (1989)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: West Germany, South Africa, USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A CIA agent is sent to get Professor Braun before the KGB can seize him as the Prof's knowledge, together with a recently stolen diamond, could be used to make a laser cannon.
Style: serious, suspenseful, feel good, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, secret agents, heroes, government, laser, scientist, kgb, heroic mission, adventure, good versus evil, espionage, undercover ...
Time: 80s
Place: russia, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.9
 19K
Intelligence (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 42 min.
Story: A drama centered on a high-tech intelligence operative who is enhanced with a super-computer microchip in his brain, and the director of the elite government cyber-security agency who supports him.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: government agency, computers and web, hi-tech, heroes, computer genius, life risking, fellow agent, secret agents, computer system, resourceful, working undercover, intelligence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 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 ⇓
38%
 3.1
 497
Hour of Valor (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A Presidential candidate running against the Vice-President plans a trip to the Balkans to negotiate the release of American servicemen being held hostage. Before he leaves, he receives a disk documenting evidence that the Vice-President has been ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, one man army, state affairs, political conspiracy, race against time, secret agents, undercover, adventure, save the day, confined, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: washington d.c., france
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%