Movies and TV shows like Burn Notice

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Burn Notice (2007)
 7.9
 72K
Burn Notice (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: A formerly blacklisted spy uses his unique skills and training to help people in desperate situations.
Style: exciting, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, adventure, starting over, uncover truth, crimes, secret agents, new job, dishonesty, gadget, peril, lifestyle change, ex law enforcer, private investigator, cia, spy, heroes, brother brother relationship, outsmarting, secret service, henchman, secret, partners, deception, team, gunfight ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: miami, florida, usa

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Most similar movies to Burn Notice

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, realistic, exciting and serious films and TV series with plots about danger, chases and races, undercover, dishonesty, crimes, heroes and spy mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Burn Notice: Leverage (2008), Human Target (2010), Alias (2001), The Blacklist (2013), Person of Interest (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.9
 49K
Leverage (2008)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Leverage follows a five-person team: a thief, a grifter, a hacker, and a retrieval specialist, led by former insurance investigator Nathan Ford, who use their skills to fight corporate and governmental injustices inflicted on ordinary citizens.
Style: exciting, realistic, stylized, suspenseful, serious
Plot: hacker, team, outsmarting, thief, escapades, crimes, unconventional method, surveillance, mastermind, society, actress, teamwork ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
 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, peril, expert, gunfight ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 7.6
 48K
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, serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, teen drama
Plot: female spy, cia, double agent, secret identity, working undercover, secret agents, spy, double life, martial arts, espionage, young woman, deception ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
Burn Notice: The Fall of Sam Axe (2011)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Before Sam Axe teamed up with Michael and Fiona, he was Commander Axe, U.S. Navy SEAL. The Fall of Sam Axe tells the story of how Sam went from respected Naval Commander to the man of mystery we've come to know on Burn Notice. On what will turn ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military police, adventure, heroic mission, elimination, dishonesty, soldier, intrigue, daring rescue, military, justice, unlikely friendships, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2005
Place: colombia, latin america, miami, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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18707
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7879
 8.0
 227K
The Blacklist (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Raymond "Red" Reddington, one of the FBI's most wanted fugitives, surrenders in person at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. He claims that he and the FBI have the same interests: bringing down dangerous criminals and terrorists. In ...
Style: captivating, serious, clever, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fbi, special agents, master criminal, unlikely partners, mind game, law enforcement, terrorism, investigation, partners, intrigue, crimes, partners against crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2020s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
Person of Interest (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Person of Interest follows former CIA paramilitary operative, John Reese, who is presumed dead and teams up with reclusive billionaire Finch to prevent violent crimes in New York City by initiating their own type of justice. With the special ...
Style: captivating, exciting, serious, clever, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: surveillance, artificial intelligence, hi-tech, partners against crime, hacker, computer system, computer genius, mysterious character, computers and web, crimes, privacy invasion, fighting crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 7.5
 13K
The Glades (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: This Crime series follows Matt Passmore as Jim, a Chicago cop who gets kicked off the force after being shot and wrongfully accused by his ex-captain of having an affair with his wife. After receiving his payout, Jim decides to moves to a small ...
Style: exciting, stylized, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, law enforcement, hotshot hero, crimes, police investigation, multiple suspects, ex law enforcer, outsmarting, coworker, dishonesty, suspicion, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa, miami, everglades
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 16K
The Finder (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Walter Sherman, an Iraq War veteran, has the extraordinary ability to help people find the unfindable.
Style: witty, exciting, realistic, semi serious, suspenseful
Plot: partners against crime, investigation, riddles and clues, talented, teamwork, partners, weirdo, escapades, peril, hotshot, team, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.7
 38K
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, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: problem solving, secret agents, heroes, gadget, spy, crime fighter, adventure, race against time, intelligence, one man army, justice, irony of fate ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 133K
Chuck (2007)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Chuck is an American action-comedy/spy-drama television series created by Josh Schwartz and Chris Fedak. The series is about an "average computer-whiz-next-door" named Chuck, played by Zachary Levi, who receives an encoded e-mail from an ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, light, witty ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: geek, secret agents, cia, double life, undercover, peril, enemy, espionage, misfit, buddies, dishonesty, lifestyle change ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 8.1
 174K
The Mentalist (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Patrick Jane, a former celebrity psychic medium, uses his razor sharp skills of observation and expertise at "reading" people to solve serious crimes with the California Bureau of Investigation.
Style: intellectual, exciting, twists and turns, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: police investigation, crimes, investigation, partners against crime, fighting crime, outsmarting, partners, serial killer, murder, justice, psychic, special agents ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 7.7
 50K
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, suspenseful, stylized, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: female killer, female spy, female assassin, tough girl, secret government organization, hitman, spy, mole, heroine, double life, taekwondo, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Touching Evil (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Returning from a year-long psychological leave of absence after surviving an almost-fatal gunshot wound to the head, Detective David Creegan is assigned to the FBI's Organized and Serial Crime Unit – a rapid-response, elite crime ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: partners against crime, lifesaver, track down, police investigation, murder investigation, law enforcement, hunt down, crimes, special agents, serial killer, police detective, fbi ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 24K
Magnum, P.I. (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 48 min.
TV show
Story: Magnum, P.I. is an American television series starring Tom Selleck as Thomas Magnum, a private investigator living on Oahu, Hawaii. The series ran from 1980 to 1988 in first-run broadcast on the American CBS television network. According to the ...
Style: exciting, captivating, light, entertaining, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventure, investigation, private detective, crimes, helicopter, beach, buddies, partners, lifestyle, escapades, anonymity, private investigator ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: hawaii, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
24: Live Another Day (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: Jack Bauer comes out of hiding in London to head off a massive terrorist attack while being hunted down by American forces dispatched by President James Heller.
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: president, cia, hacker, terrorism, terrorist, treason, international relations, life risking, characters in danger, save the day, counter terrorism, killings ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 116K
Lie to Me (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: The world's leading deception researcher, Dr. Cal Lightman, studies facial expression, body language and tone of voice to determine when a person is lying and why, which helps law enforcement and government agencies uncover the truth. But his ...
Style: clever, psychological, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: deception, riddles and clues, investigation, uncover truth, crime investigation, outsmarting, human nature, crimes, talented, fbi, expert, psychology ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.7
 135K
NCIS (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: From murder and espionage to terrorism and stolen submarines, a team of special agents investigates any crime that has a shred of evidence connected to Navy and Marine Corps personnel, regardless of rank or position.
Style: captivating, exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: special agents, law enforcement, crime investigation, evidence, partners against crime, forensics, teamwork, navy, victim, computer genius, army investigation, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 8.3
 181K
24 (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
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: twists and turns, exciting, serious, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorist plot, special agents, terrorism, government agency, terrorist, secret service, race against time, double agent, revenge, president, heroes, mission ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, France, Spain
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Bourne is brought out of hiding once again by reporter Simon Ross who is trying to unveil Operation Blackbriar, an upgrade to Project Treadstone, in a series of newspaper columns. Information from the reporter stirs a new set of memories, and Bourne ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, espionage, secret agents, conspiracy, spy, corruption, fighting the system, manhunt, escapades, uncover truth, agent as target, secret service ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: paris france, langley virginia, europe, london, madrid ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, mission, espionage, terrorist, top secret, female spy, outsmarting, female assassin, courage, teamwork, frame up ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: russia, dubai, hungary, budapest, seattle ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 28K
Covert Affairs (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: exciting, serious, captivating, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, cia, double life, secret agents, female spy, blind character, mission gone awry, characters in danger, state affairs, undercover, workplace, working undercover ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, virginia, langley virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
14%
 5.5
 2K
Undercovers (2010)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Five years after leaving the CIA to open a catering company, Steven and Samantha Bloom are recruited back into the agency by Carlton Shaw. They take on special missions the average agent cannot handle. Having made a pact to never discuss their pasts ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, semi serious, exciting, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, secret agents, partners, undercover, escapades, working undercover, disorder, couples, couple relations, cia, sister sister relationship, cia agent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
XIII: The Series (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: After a plot to kill the president of the USA an agent with lost memories tries to recover his life and memories. Others use him to cover up some dirty business involving high ranking officials from the CIA and the White House.
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: memory loss, conspiracy, terrorist, cia, cia agent, secret agents, who to trust, life is a bitch, secret service, uncover truth, dishonesty, state affairs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 7.9
 10K
Rubicon (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Rubicon is an American television series that centers on an intelligence analyst at a national think tank in New York City called the American Policy Institute, who discovers that he may be working with members of a secret society that manipulates ...
Style: twists and turns, serious, realistic, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: conspiracy, undercover, uncover truth, espionage, surveillance, boss, government agency, cia, crimes, prodigy, workplace, deception ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, exciting, suspenseful, tense, disturbing
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventure, undercover, superhero, superhuman powers, superior, investigation, androids and robots, escapades, crimes, surgery, government agency, espionage ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, memory loss, adventure, hitman, secret agents, haunted by the past, terrorism, identity ...
Time: 80s
Place: paris france, zurich switzerland, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, exciting, semi serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, secret agents, crimes, race against time, adventure, master villain, working undercover, terrorism, undercover, save the day, master criminal, escapades ...
Time: 60s
Place: copenhagen, scandinavia, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 8.3
 330K
Homeland (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: CIA officer Carrie Mathison is tops in her field despite being bipolar, which makes her volatile and unpredictable. With the help of her long-time mentor Saul Berenson, Carrie fearlessly risks everything, including her personal well-being and even ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, captivating, twists and turns ...
Plot: cia, terrorism, espionage, top secret, investigation, government agency, surveillance, spy, counter terrorism, treason, terrorist, supportive coworker ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, usa, virginia, iraq, iran ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 8.2
 16K
Spooks (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, realistic, serious, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, cia, intelligence agency, espionage, undercover, double life, counter terrorism, special agents, heroes, double agent, working undercover, state affairs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: england, europe, london, britain, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Charlie's Angels (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Charlie's Angels is a remake developed by Alfred Gough and Miles Millar for ABC, based upon the 1976 series of the same name created by Ivan Goff and Ben Roberts. The series ran on ABC from September 22 to November 10, 2011. A remake of the ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, sexy, captivating, humorous ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: heroes, friendship, friends, partners, investigation, private detective, best friends, working undercover, undercover, crimes, adventure, martial arts ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%