Movies and TV shows like Mission: Impossible

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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.
TV show
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 exciting, suspenseful, realistic and serious films and TV series with plots about undercover, danger, secret agents, chases and races, heroes, espionage and escapades mostly in Action, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Mission: Impossible: Alias (2001), I Spy (1965), Charlie's Angels (1976), MacGyver (1985), Nikita (2010). 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.
TV show
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: female spy, cia, double agent, secret identity, working undercover, secret agents, spy, espionage, martial arts, young woman, betrayal, deception ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 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.
TV show
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: realistic, semi serious, stylized, suspenseful, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret agents, espionage, undercover, tennis, secret agent, government agency, heroes, escapades, iron curtain, sniper, cold war, mole ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Charlie's Angels (1976)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: sexy, exciting, realistic, semi serious, stylized
Plot: undercover, investigation, private detective, private investigator, working undercover, partners, adventure, career change, fighting crime, crimes, female protagonist, female friendship ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 37K
MacGyver (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 48 min.
TV show
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, secret agents, heroes, gadget, spy, crime fighter, poetic justice, adventure, race against time, intelligence, chases and races, danger ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Nikita (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: exciting, stylized, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: female killer, female spy, tough girl, female assassin, secret government organization, spy, hitman, mole, danger, chases and races, heroine, taekwondo ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, China, Hong Kong, Austria, UK, Morocco
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Ethan and team take on their most impossible mission yet, eradicating the Syndicate - an International rogue organization as highly skilled as they are, committed to destroying the IMF.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, stylized, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: spy, cia agent, espionage, cia, secret agents, mission, conspiracy, hand to hand combat, heroic mission, villain, escapades, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: austria, london, vienna, europe, morocco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, crimes, race against time, master villain, adventure, danger, master criminal, chases and races, dishonesty, one man army, save the day ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: copenhagen, denmark, scandinavia, copenhagen denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1964)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
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: exciting, semi serious, suspenseful, humorous, parody ...
Plot: secret agents, heroes, espionage, terrorism, secret agent, spy, working undercover, heroic mission, network, world domination, save the day, rivalry ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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It Takes a Thief (1968)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 51 min.
TV show
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, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful, humorous
Plot: undercover, secret agents, espionage, thief, government agent, government agency, crimes, danger, dishonesty, adventure, escapades, crime ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, 1960s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.5
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Legends (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: twists and turns, exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: special agents, working undercover, fbi, government agency, undercover, secret identity, espionage, mysterious character, betrayal, state affairs, dishonesty, on the run ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 8.2
 12K
Get Smart (1965)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
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: parody, sitcom, exciting, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: top secret, espionage, secret agents, spy, hi-tech, secret service, surveillance, cold war, gadget, agent, arch villain, secret mission ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, 70s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 8.0
 2K
The Agency (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: terrorism, espionage, cia, undercover, secret service, working undercover, government agency, deadly, state affairs, secret agents, terrorist, spy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.4
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Killer Wave (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 175 min.
TV show
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, exciting, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the run, save the day, rescue, undercover, danger, forces of nature, investigation, save the world, race against time, adventure, conspiracy, giant wave ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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The Grid (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 266 min.
TV show
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, murder, fbi, muslim, save the day, investigation, rivalry, race against time, rebellion, undercover, danger, political unrest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe, syria, africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Ethan Hunt and his team are racing against time to track down a dangerous terrorist named Hendricks, who has gained access to Russian nuclear launch codes and is planning a strike on the United States. An attempt to stop him ends in an explosion ...
Style: exciting, captivating, suspenseful, twists and turns, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: spy, secret agents, espionage, mission, female spy, terrorist, female assassin, courage, teamwork, frame up, top secret, cia ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: russia, dubai, hungary, budapest hungary, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Mission: Impossible (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When Ethan Hunt, the leader of a crack espionage team whose perilous operation has gone awry with no explanation, discovers that a mole has penetrated the CIA, he's surprised to learn that he's the No. 1 suspect. To clear his name, Hunt ...
Style: twists and turns, exciting, suspenseful, suspense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret agents, cia, espionage, mission, chase, undercover, spy, secret service, betrayal, terrorist, embassy, double agent ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: prague, paris france, virginia, berlin germany, langley virginia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fighting crime, heroic mission, undercover, secret agents, secret identity, escapades, law enforcement, danger, gangsters, chase, rivalry, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Six Million Dollar Man (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, suspenseful, exciting, disturbing, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventure, undercover, superhero, superhuman powers, superior, chases and races, androids and robots, investigation, crimes, escapades, government agency, danger ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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18 Wheels of Justice (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: truck, undercover, vigilante, crimes, danger, crime, law enforcement, working undercover, gangsters, on the run, special agents, fighting crime ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: espionage, secret agents, heroic mission, working undercover, undercover, war, danger, world war two, rivalry, friendship, heroes, good versus evil ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.9
 415
No Limit (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
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, serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: working undercover, undercover, crimes, parents and children, murder, secret agents, law enforcement, terminal illness, family relations, estrangement, secret organization, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, french riviera
⇓ 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, secret agents, save the day, state affairs, deadly, race against time, head of state, adventure, rivalry, danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c., china
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
My Own Worst Enemy (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, danger, suburbs, adventure, workplace, undercover, espionage, dual identity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, hostage, rescue, adventure, daring rescue, confined, deadly, danger, save the day, race against time, special agents, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.7
 18K
Human Target (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, stylized, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bodyguard, mercenary, characters in danger, hidden identity, heroes, teamwork, disguise, private detective, team, bait, gunfight, undercover ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: secret agents, espionage, military, betrayal, save the day, daring rescue, heroic mission, arms dealing, escapades, rivalry, danger, secret agent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia, scotland yard, london
⇓ 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: stylized, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorist, undercover, spy, secret mission, one man army, undercover agent, heroic mission, tragic love, adventure, daring rescue, race against time, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pakistan, india, canada, kashmir, middle east ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.6
 653
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, government agency, undercover, crimes, espionage, political conspiracy, political intrigue, dishonesty, secret agents, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Bourne Identity (1988)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 185 min.
TV show
Story: An unconscious man is washed ashore on the beach of a small French village during a heavy storm. A retired doctor takes care of the unconscious stranger. When the mysterious man recovers, he can't remember a thing...he does not know his name, ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, amnesia, cia, on the run, heroes, spies, memory loss, adventure, hitman, haunted by the past, danger, secret agents ...
Time: 80s
Place: paris france, zurich switzerland, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Mission: Impossible II (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 123 min.
Story: With computer genius Luther Stickell at his side and a beautiful thief on his mind, agent Ethan Hunt races across Australia and Spain to stop a former IMF agent from unleashing a genetically engineered biological weapon called Chimera. This mission, ...
Style: exciting, twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: espionage, secret agents, cia, undercover, spy, infected, antidote, heroes, helicopter, graphic violence, devious, secret service ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s, 1990s
Place: spain, sydney australia, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%