Movies and TV shows like MI-5 2002

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MI-5 (2002)
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MI-5 (2002)
Original name: Spooks
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 officers based at the service's Thames House headquarters, in a highly secure suite of offices known as The Grid.
Style: twists and turns, exciting, tense, rough, suspenseful, bleak, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, espionage, undercover, profanity, double life, double agent, heroes, danger, society, machismo, deadly, state affairs, hopes, chases and races, idealism, faked death, cia, tough heroes, surveillance, special agents, treason, terrorism, graphic violence, rebellion, top secret ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: england, london, europe, britain

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and exciting films and TV series with plots about undercover, espionage, danger, government agency, spy, state affairs and secret agents mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like MI-5: Covert Affairs (2010), Strike Back (2010), Sleeper Cell (2005), The Americans (2013), Intelligence (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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
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100%
 8.2
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Strike Back (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
Story: The series follows John Porter, a former British Special Forces soldier, who is drafted back into service by Section 20, a fictional branch of the Secret Intelligence Service.
Style: suspenseful, rough, stylized, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: swat team, mission, soldier, terrorist, heroes, top secret, daring rescue, heroic mission, army, military, teamwork, sergeant ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, iraq, africa, england, afghanistan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 8.0
 6K
Sleeper Cell (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A chilling and unflinching look at all sides of a complicated issue, focusing on an African-American Muslim who joins an Islamic sleeper terrorist cell in the United States while working undercover for the FBI.
Style: tense, captivating, suspenseful, rough, bleak ...
Plot: muslim, undercover agent, terrorist, undercover, terrorism, danger, race against time, heroes, fbi, chases and races, pretense, outsmarting ...
Place: los angeles, usa, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.4
 80K
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 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 ⇓
100%
 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 ⇓
50%
 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 ⇓
31%
 7.5
 9K
Nikita (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 56 min.
Story: La Femme Nikita was a Canadian action/drama television series based on the French film Nikita by Luc Besson. The series was co-produced by Jay Firestone of Fireworks Entertainment and Warner Bros.. It was adapted for television by Joel Surnow. The ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, stylized, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret agents, double agent, espionage, femme fatale, government agency, surveillance, cover up, love, working undercover, female killer, undercover, adventure ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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 ⇓
28%
24: Live Another Day (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
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: suspenseful, serious, rough, exciting, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hacker, cia, terrorism, president, terrorist, treason, international relations, save the day, characters in danger, life risking, killings, shooting ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.5
 13K
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 ⇓
26%
 7.6
 44K
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 8.3
 305K
Homeland (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
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, explosion, top secret, investigation, danger, surveillance, treason, paranoia, spy, marines ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, usa, virginia, iraq, langley virginia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 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 ⇓
25%
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: serious, realistic, tense, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: espionage, double agent, secret agents, spy, heroes, master villain, heroic mission, working undercover, race against time, dishonesty, betrayal, undercover ...
Time: 1910s, 1900s, 20th century
Place: england, russia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.9
 67K
Burn Notice (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: A formerly blacklisted spy uses his unique skills and training to help people in desperate situations.
Style: semi serious, exciting, stylized, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, starting over, adventure, uncover truth, outsmarting, ex law enforcer, new job, gadget, lifestyle change, peril, secret agents, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: miami, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 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 ⇓
22%
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 7.1
 143K
Spy Game (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Japan, France
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Veteran spy Nathan Muir is on the verge of retiring from the CIA when he learns that his one-time protégé and close friend, Tom Bishop, is a political prisoner sentenced to die in Beijing. Although their friendship has been marred by bad blood and ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, suspense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, spy, espionage, working undercover, rescue, mentor, undercover, bribery, race against time, government agency, secret agents, political corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, 1990s
Place: china, berlin germany, cyprus, saigon, shanghai china ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Equalizer (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 48 min.
Story: The Equalizer is an American television series that ran for four seasons, initially on CBS, between 1985 and 1989. It stars Edward Woodward as a middle aged retired intelligence officer with a mysterious past who helps people in trouble. The show ...
Style: rough, serious, exciting, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough guy, private detective, anti heroes, anti hero, spy, vengeance, injustice, crime, crimes, tough heroes, rivalry, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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 ⇓
22%
 7.4
 9K
Hunted (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 59 min.
Story: Samantha Hunter suspects someone within the private intelligence agency she works at tried to kill her and she seeks to uncover the person behind it.
Style: suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, atmospheric, exciting ...
Plot: female spy, undercover, agent as target, who to trust, off the grid, dishonesty, betrayal, haunted by the past, coworker, top secret, danger, assassination attempt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.9
 10K
Rubicon (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
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, realistic, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: conspiracy, undercover, surveillance, boss, espionage, government agency, uncover truth, cia, government facility, deception, loner, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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 7.8
 3K
The Beast (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: FBI agent Charles Barker applies controversial techniques in his attempts to bring criminals to justice, which often border on illegal and unsettle his uninitiated partner, Ellis Dove. Over the course of the first season, Barker is investigated by ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rookie, investigation, undercover, fbi, double agent, working undercover, undercover cop, partners, crimes, crime, internal affairs, fbi agent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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 ⇓
21%
 7.0
 2K
CHAOS (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A comedic drama about a group of rogue CIA spies in the Office of Disruptive Services (ODS), who combat threats to national security amidst bureaucratic gridlock, rampant incompetence and political infighting.
Style: realistic, twists and turns, semi serious, humorous
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, espionage, against the rules, state affairs, secret agents, law enforcement, workplace, national security, secret service, disorder, danger, top secret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.2
 10K
24: Legacy (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 41 min.
Story: The story of military hero Eric Carter’s return to the U.S. and the trouble that follows him back – compelling him to ask CTU for help in saving his life, and stopping what potentially could be one of the largest-scale terror attacks on ...
Style: twists and turns, suspense, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, tough heroes, save the day, special agents, workplace, government agency, danger, investigation, terrorism, secret service, financial driven terrorism, terrorist plot ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 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 ⇓
20%
 7.3
 2K
Inside Men (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 240 min.
Story: The story of three employees of a security depot who plan and execute a multi-million pound cash heist.
Style: serious, captivating, mind bending, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: heist, crimes, group of criminals, partners in crime, perfect crime, workplace, workplace situations, temptation, polish, theft, unlikely criminals, robbery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.8
 3K
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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