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Master Spy: The Robert Hanssen Story (2002)
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Master Spy: The Robert Hanssen Story (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 200 min.
Story: Drama. TV Movie.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, contemplative
Plot: espionage, undercover, secret agents, rise and fall, government agency, politics, betrayal, dishonesty, fbi, cold war, spy, fbi agent, double agent, kgb, mentally unstable, female nudity, stripper, videotaped sex, strip club, hypocrite, summary execution, polaroid, polaroid camera
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: washington d.c.

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and tense films with plots about dishonesty, state affairs, espionage, betrayal, undercover, spy and politics mostly in Drama, Thriller and Biography genres. Some movies like Master Spy: The Robert Hanssen Story: Farewell (2009), Aldrich Ames: Traitor Within (1998), The Little Drummer Girl (1984), Pack of Lies (1987), Legacy (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: cold war, espionage, kgb, double agent, undercover, working undercover, dishonesty, state affairs, betrayal, father son relationship, iron curtain, secret agents ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: ussr, france, russia
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95%
Aldrich Ames: Traitor Within (1998)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Fact-based story about a 90's espionage case that was chronicled as the worst case of espionage in US history
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: espionage, life is a bitch, special agents, government agency, state affairs, dishonesty, undercover, alcohol abuse, traitor, cia, fbi agent, cia agent ...
Time: 90s
Place: ussr, russia, langley virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
The Little Drummer Girl (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: An American Actress with a penchant for lying is forceably recruited by Mosad, the Israeli intelligence agency to trap a Palestinian bomber, by pretending to be the girlfriend of his dead brother.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, tense, serious, political thriller
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mossad, espionage, terrorism, political intrigue, state affairs, intrigue, undercover, secret agents, double agent, mistaken identity, politics, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: middle east, israel, england, germany, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 6.9
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Pack of Lies (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A couple learns that their friendly neighbours might be Russian spies.
Style: tense, talky, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: betrayal, espionage, secret agents, friendship, russian spy, kgb, couples, friends, manipulation, state affairs, government agency, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 60s, year 1961
Place: england, scotland yard, europe, united kingdom, britain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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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: serious, captivating, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Plot: secret agents, espionage, kgb, spy, betrayal, government agency, love and romance, undercover, dishonesty, forbidden love, political unrest, cold war ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1974
Place: england, london, britain, europe, ussr
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75%
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Triple Agent (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy, Spain, Greece, Russia
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The Popular Front wins elections, the Spanish Civil War begins, and Hitler and Stalin are manipulating and spying. The brilliant exile, Fiodor Voronin, a general at 20, is the deputy at the White Russian Military Union, probably slated to replace ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspense, enigmatic, psychological
Plot: espionage, secret agents, politics, government agency, political corruption, life is a bitch, betrayal, undercover, love triangle, uncover truth, rebellion, dishonesty ...
Time: 1930s
Place: russia, france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Family of Spies (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 175 min.
TV show
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: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: betrayal, espionage, secret agents, undercover, dishonesty, politics, heroes, buddies, special agents, government agency, state affairs, head of state ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: russia, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
The Falcon and the Snowman (1985)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Mexico
Duration: 131 min.
Story: The true story of a disillusioned military contractor employee and his drug pusher childhood friend who became walk-in spies for the Soviet Union.
Style: tense, realistic, captivating, serious, psychological ...
Plot: espionage, treason, undercover, double agent, dishonesty, society, buddies, political conspiracy, cold war, spy, smuggling, satellite ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, california, mexico city, ussr, mexico ...
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68%
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A Different Loyalty (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK, USA, Malta
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In January 1963, British journalist Leo Cauffield suddenly disappears from his home in Beirut. His wife Sally knew that he was working part-time for British intelligence, but was not prepared to be told by the British embassy that they suspect he ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: espionage, betrayal, treason, undercover, secret agents, working undercover, love affair, heroic mission, terrorism, dishonesty, journalism, race against time ...
Time: contemporary, 60s
Place: middle east, russia, lebanon, new york, ussr ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Little Nikita (1988)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Roy Parmenter is an FBI agent in San Diego; 20 years ago his partner was killed by a Soviet spy, nicknamed Scuba, still at large. Scuba is now trying to extort the Soviets; to prove he's serious, he's killing their agents one by one, ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, tense, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: spy, family relations, teenage boy, espionage, investigation, crimes, fbi, teenage life, parents and children, special agents, dishonesty, secret agents ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, los angeles, san diego california, ussr ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Agent of Influence (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: This story of espionage and counter-espionage is based on the novel by Ian Adams. Suspicious circumstances surrounded the mysterious death of a Canadian diplomat. At the height of The Cold War in October 1964, John Watkins, Canada's former ...
Style: realistic, captivating, bleak, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: espionage, head of state, rebellion, state affairs, undercover, heroes, dishonesty, cold war, cia, secret agents, spy
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, russia
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64%
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The Deal (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It is approaching an election in the UK when the leader of the Labour party, John Smith, suffers another in a line of heart attacks and dies. With the leadership campaign about to start the clear choice appears to be Gordon Brown, a stanch Scotsman. ...
Style: clever, serious, realistic, thought provoking, talky ...
Plot: politics, ambition, leadership, rise to the top, friendship, betrayal, political intrigue, state affairs, dishonesty, political corruption, campaign, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 80s
Place: england, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Teamster Boss: The Jackie Presser Story (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Rise of Jackie Presser to President of the Teamster Union.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, suspenseful, rough
Plot: labor union, graphic violence, tough heroes, ambition, rise and fall, society, life is a bitch, state affairs, rise to the top, heroes, unfulfillment, fighting the system ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Enigma (1982)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, France
Duration: 101 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, dishonesty, politics, journalism, government agency, rivalry, race against time ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: germany, east germany, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Daniel (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The fictionalized story of Daniel, the son of Paul and Rochelle Isaacson, who were executed as Soviet spies in the 1950s. As a graduate student in New York in the 1960s, Daniel is involved in the antiwar protest movement and contrasts his ...
Style: realistic, psychological, serious, sincere, contemplative
Plot: espionage, betrayal, politics, undercover, state affairs, injustice, uncover truth, racism, dishonesty, legal, life is a bitch, fighting the system ...
Time: 50s, 60s
Place: usa, new york, asia, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The House on Garibaldi Street (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When Israeli officials learn than Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann may be living in Argentina, they send a team of secret agents to apprehend him.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: mossad, kidnapping, vengeance, heroic mission, haunted by the past, hostage, politics, government agency, heroes, rivalry, dishonesty, undercover ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: latin america, argentina, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The System Within (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Tony "Wise" Good, is an internationally famous model. He fought his way out of the inner city and rocketed straight to the top. He had it all... The career, the trophy wife, fame, fortune and all the luxuries that come with success. But ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: rise and fall, rise to the top, rivalry, ambition, lifestyle, betrayal, dishonesty, fashion model, husband wife relationship, nightmare comes true, fashion, contests and competitions ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Agent provocateur (1998)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In 1994 South Korea, a female North Korean spy integrates herself as a housekeeper for U.S. military officer to steal classified documents, but soon worries about her cover when she falls for the teenage son of the officer.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: espionage, nudity (full frontal - brief), spy, rivalry, betrayal, government agency, dishonesty, coming of age, undercover, romance, secret agents, state affairs ...
Time: 90s
Place: korea, asia, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Topaz (1969)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: A French intelligence agent becomes embroiled in the Cold War politics first with uncovering the events leading up to the 1962 Cuban Missle Crisis, and then back to France to break up an international Russian spy ring.
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, psychological, enigmatic ...
Plot: espionage, betrayal, kgb, secret agents, politics, state affairs, undercover, government agency, spy, surveillance, cold war, nato ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1962
Place: cuba, paris france, new york, copenhagen, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
A Man for All Seasons (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Story of Sir Thomas More, who refused to accept the spiritual leadership of Henry VIII, and faces death as he struggles to remain loyal to his integrity.
Style: talky, captivating, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: betrayal, moral dilemma, uninhibited rivalry, royal court, royal family, religions or cults, ego clash, state affairs, politics, intrigue, legal, rivalry ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, europe
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54%
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The Innocent (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A young engineer is sent to post-WWII Berlin to help the Americans in spying on the Russians. In a time and place where discretion is still a man’s best friend, he falls in love with a mysterious woman who will take him on the dark side of evil.
Style: sexual, sexy, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Plot: espionage, couples, state affairs, undercover, secret agents, heroes, mysterious character, dishonesty, government agency, love affair, fall in love, infidelity ...
Time: 50s
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
A Line in the Sand (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In a remote village on the Suffolk Coast, Frank Perry (Ross Kemp) waits for his past to catch up with him. Previously a spy for MI6 working on Iranian chemical and biological weapons production, his reports led to the deaths of many Iranian ...
Style: disturbing, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: hidden identity, espionage, undercover, government agency, terrorism, betrayal, on the run, secret agents, crimes, battles, special agents, arms dealing ...
Time: contemporary
Place: iran, europe, england, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Pascali's Island (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: 1908: Pascali, a spy for the Sultan, sends reports to Istanbul that nobody reads. His suspicions are roused when a British archaeologist appears, who may not be quite what he seems.
Style: tense, serious, realistic
Plot: island, conspiracy, couples, battles, espionage, dishonesty, secret agents, romance, crimes, heroes, adventure, undercover ...
Time: 20th century, pre world war one
Place: turkey, ottoman empire
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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The Last Mitterrand (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A young journalist (Lespert) helps the French President compile his memoirs.
Style: captivating, serious, talky, thought provoking, sincere ...
Plot: terminal illness, head of state, betrayal, elderly, state affairs, journalism, political intrigue, politics, aging, rise and fall, media, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1995
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 127 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, non-linear, atmospheric, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, cold war, spy, british intelligence, double agent, government agency, investigation, mole, betrayal, kgb, secret service, torture ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, budapest, england, hungary, istanbul turkey ...
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51%
The Secret Agent (1996)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: London of the late 19th century is a haven for political exiles of all sorts - refugees, partisans, anarchists. Verloc has made his living spying for the Russian goverment, an agent provacateur of sorts, while simultaneously providing information to ...
Style: psychological, realistic, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Plot: espionage, terrorism, secret agents, police inspector, bomb, politics, undercover, state affairs, mentally challenged, crimes, dishonesty, betrayal ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1880s, 1930s, 18th century
Place: london, england, europe, scotland, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Colonel Redl (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Yugoslavia, Hungary, Austria, West Germany
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Set during the fading glory of the Austro-Hungarian empire, the film tells of the rise and fall of Alfred Redl, an ambitious young officer who proceeds up the ladder to become head of the Secret Police only to become ensnared in political deception.
Style: serious, realistic, cynical, biting, suspense ...
Plot: espionage, military, soldier, treason, gays and lesbians, military officer, betrayal, state affairs, dishonesty, war, rise and fall, politics ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, pre world war one
Place: austria, czech republic, europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.1
 1K
Citizen Cohn (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: As lawyer and power broker Roy Cohn lies dying of AIDS in a private hospital room, ghosts from his past visit him as he reflects on his life and loves.
Style: thought provoking, captivating, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: politics, hospital, aids, hotshot lawyer, americana, terminal illness, political corruption, introspection, injustice, life is a bitch, state affairs, society ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 80s, 60s, year 1951 ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Cambridge Spies (2003)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 235 min.
TV show
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: serious, realistic, tense, suspense, contemplative
Plot: espionage, secret agents, double agent, treason, spy, kgb, university, betrayal, wartime life, idealism, hidden identity, social differences ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: russia, europe, england, big ben london
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
High Roller: The Stu Ungar Story (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Based on the true story of the rise and fall of poker legend Stu "The Kid" Ungar.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, suspense, gloomy ...
Plot: gambling, ambition, rivalry, human spirit, life is a bitch, hopes, rise and fall, tragic hero, sport, addiction, gambler, poker ...
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%