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Despite the Falling Snow (2016)
 5.8
 3K
Despite the Falling Snow (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In Cold War Moscow, a female spy steals secrets from an idealistic politician – and falls in love with him. Moscow, 1959: Katya (Rebecca Ferguson, Mission Impossible- Rogue Nation, The Girl on the Train, The White Queen), is young, beautiful – and a spy for the Americans. When she and Mischa (Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Emerald City), begin spying on Alexander ( Sam Reid, Anonymous), an idealistic Communist politician, the last thing she expects is to fall in love with him. Her choice between love and duty leads to a nail-biting conclusion that Alexander (Charles Dance, The Imitation Game) can only unravel decades later in 1990s New York. His journey back to the snowbound streets of Moscow uncovers a love triangle and betrayals from those he trusted most.
Style: tense, touching, suspense, suspenseful
Plot: spy, cold war, female spy, politics, love, espionage, forbidden love, secret, communist, love and romance, lesbian love, russian, post war, desertion, female artist, sacrifice, lesbian, artist, love triangle, communism, woman, art exhibition, danger, female director, lesbian director ...
Time: 90s, 60s, 20th century, 1990s, 1960s
Place: ussr, russia, moscow russia, soviet union

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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 spy, espionage, cold war, state affairs, undercover, dishonesty and secret agents mostly in Drama, Thriller and Romance genres. Some movies like Despite the Falling Snow: The Lives of Others (2006), Legacy (2013), Farewell (2009), Torn Curtain (1966), The Ipcress File (1965). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Lives of Others (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A tragic love story set in East Berlin with the backdrop of an undercover Stasi controlled culture. Stasi captain Wieler is ordered to follow author Dreyman and plunges deeper and deeper into his life until he reaches the threshold of doubting the ...
Style: gloomy, tense, sincere, sexual, atmospheric ...
Plot: surveillance, cold war, spy, stasi, communism, espionage, iron curtain, voyeurism, berlin wall, politics, german, interrogation ...
Time: 80s, year 1984, 20th century, 90s
Place: east germany, germany, berlin germany, europe, east berlin ...
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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: captivating, serious, tense, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: secret agents, cold war, espionage, spy, kgb, betrayal, government agency, love and romance, undercover, forbidden love, political unrest, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1974
Place: england, london, ussr, europe, britain
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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, political ...
Plot: cold war, espionage, spy, double agent, undercover, working undercover, dishonesty, state affairs, betrayal, kgb, father son relationship, iron curtain ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: france, russia, ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 6.6
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Torn Curtain (1966)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: During the Cold War, an American scientist appears to defect to East Germany as part of a cloak and dagger mission to find the formula for a resin solution, but the plan goes awry when his fiancee, unaware of his motivation, follows him across the ...
Style: tense, stylized, suspenseful, enigmatic, suspense ...
Plot: cold war, espionage, spy, politics, secrets, iron curtain, culture clash, murder mystery, manipulation, police investigation, political intrigue, working undercover ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: east germany, berlin germany, europe, germany, east berlin ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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The Ipcress File (1965)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: This espionage thriller represents a landmark in spy movies introducing the sly, dry intelligence agent Harry Palmer. The story, centers on Palmer's investigation into British Intelligence security. He's soon enmeshed in a world of ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, suspense, exciting, tense ...
Plot: espionage, cold war, spy, conspiracy, brainwashing, double agent, investigation, politics, british, political intrigue, undercover, rivalry ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: london, albania, england, berlin germany, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: suspense, thought provoking, tense, bleak, confusing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, cold war, spy, investigation, double agent, british intelligence, mole, secret service, betrayal, government agency, secret agents, surveillance ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, london, england, hungary, istanbul turkey ...
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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: treason, espionage, cold war, betrayal, undercover, secret agents, working undercover, love affair, heroic mission, terrorism, dishonesty, journalism ...
Time: contemporary, 60s
Place: beirut lebanon, middle east, russia, lebanon, ussr ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Russia House (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: An expatriate British publisher unexpectedly finds himself working for British intelligence to investigate people in Russia.
Style: sexy, thought provoking, stylized, visually appealing, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: cold war, cia, espionage, spy, politics, romance, love, surveillance, russian, russian woman, male female relationship, loneliness ...
Time: 80s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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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, sexy ...
Plot: spy, cold war, espionage, betrayal, surveillance, cuban missile crisis, kgb, secret agents, politics, state affairs, undercover, government agency ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1962
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Spy(ies) (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: France, UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Vincent is a bright young man but has introverted personality. He is working as a baggage handler at an airport and refuses to follow a career path accordingly to his education. With his colleague, Gerard, Vincent used to steal objects from the ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, sentimental, serious, bleak ...
Plot: british secret service, terrorism, female spy, espionage, undercover, dishonesty, love and romance, secret agents, spy, counter terrorism, terrorist attack, empire ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, syria, london, paris france, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1965)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: British agent Alec Leamas refuses to come in from the cold war during the 1960s, choosing to face another mission, which may prove to be his final one.
Style: talky, realistic, clever, bleak, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: cold war, espionage, spy, british intelligence, iron curtain, double agent, berlin wall, loner, politics, library, cynicism, betrayal ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: east germany, berlin germany, london, england, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Deadly Affair (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Charles Dobbs is a British secret agent investigating the apparent suicide of Foreign Office official Samuel Fennan. Dobbs suspects that Fennan's wife, Elsa, a survivor of a Nazi Germany extermination camp, might have some clues, but other ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, psychological, enigmatic ...
Plot: espionage, cold war, private detective, spy, uncover truth, working undercover, love affair, political corruption, infidelity, office, crimes, whistleblower ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 6K
Fail Safe (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Cold War tensions climb to a fever pitch when a U.S. bomber is accidentally ordered to drop a nuclear warhead on Moscow.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Adored (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Quiller Memorandum (1966)
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Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Audience: chick flick
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.9
 1K
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: suspenseful, intense, serious, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: cold war, kgb, spy, iron curtain, espionage, assassination, undercover, cia, dishonesty, politics, journalism, government agency ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: east germany, germany, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Executioner (1970)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A British intelligence agent must track down a fellow spy suspected of being a double agent.
Style: exciting, talky, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: spy, cold war, espionage, assassin, mole, betrayal, dishonesty, secret agents, state affairs, crimes, adventure, rivalry ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: england, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Thirteen Days (2000)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Dramatisation of the Cuban Missile Crisis, the nuclear standoff with the USSR sparked by the discovery by the Americans of missle bases established on the Soviet allied island of Cuba. Shown from the perspective of the US President, John F Kennedy, ...
Style: political, tense, suspenseful, thought provoking, disturbing ...
Plot: cold war, politics, president, leadership, military, un, political intrigue, nuclear threat, white house, undercover, rivalry, state affairs ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1962
Place: cuba, boston, russia, the philippines, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.5
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Arabesque (1966)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Story of international intrigue involving a university professor, an Arab prime minister, a ruthless businessman, a beautiful spy, and hieroglyphics.
Style: suspenseful, talky, witty, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: spy, espionage, murder, gangsters, justice, political intrigue, professor, politics, intrigue, dishonesty, investigation, assassination ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.7
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The Company (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 286 min.
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Story: Real-life figures from the Cold War era mix with a fictional story based on a group of CIA operatives and their counterparts in the KGB, MI6, and the Mossad.
Style: tense, captivating, epic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cold war, spy, cia, mole, undercover, betrayal, suspicion, politics, double life, state affairs, intrigue, power relations ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 80s, 50s
Place: berlin germany, west berlin west germany, hungary, moscow russia, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Beyond the Limit (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Mexico
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Set in a small politically unstable Latin American country, the story follows the half English and half Latino Dr. Eduardo Plarr, who left his home to find a better life. Along the way he meets an array of people, including British Consul Charley ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: diplomat, revolution, kidnapping, love affair, doctor, rebel, political unrest, politics, starting over, alcoholic, prostitute, female nudity ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: latin america, paraguay, argentina, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.7
 3K
The Game (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 59 min.
TV show
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, realistic, serious ...
Plot: spy, cold war, secret agents, espionage, conspiracy, undercover, government agency, dishonesty, state affairs, kgb, post war, mi6
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: ussr, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Bridge of Spies (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Germany, India
Duration: 142 min.
Story: During the Cold War, the Soviet Union captures U.S. pilot Francis Gary Powers after shooting down his U-2 spy plane. Sentenced to 10 years in prison, Powers' only hope is New York lawyer James Donovan, recruited by a CIA operative to negotiate ...
Style: suspense, realistic, political, tricky, intense ...
Plot: cold war, espionage, lawyer, spy, cia, negotiation, justice, soviet spy, pilot, court, berlin wall, border crossing ...
Time: year 1957, year 1960, 60s, 50s, 20th century
Place: east germany, berlin germany, ussr, west germany, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, harsh, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: terrorism, spy, betrayal, espionage, bomb, politics, murder mystery, sabotage, police inspector, russian, conspiracy, secret agents ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1930s, 1880s, 18th century
Place: london, england, scotland, europe, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Human Factor (1979)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: When Arthur Davis, a junior bachelor in the British secret service's African section, is seen taking a file with him to meet his girlfriend Cynthia- the brass fears he may be the leak to Moscow, and allows Dr. Percival to terminate the ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, spy, double agent, conspiracy, politics, interracial marriage, intrigue, traitor, suspicion, interracial romance, stripper, betrayal ...
Time: 70s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 8.0
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Fail-Safe (1964)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Because of a technical defect an American bomber team mistakenly orders the destruction of Moscow. The President of the United States has but little time to prevent an atomic catastrophe from occurring. Director Sidney Lumet gives an atmospheric ...
Style: tense, realistic, bleak, political, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cold war, nuclear threat, politics, nuclear war, u.s. air force, atomic bomb, nuclear holocaust, bomber, military, race against time, nuclear, apocalypse ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: russia, new york, pentagon, usa, moscow russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.1
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Möbius (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Belgium, Luxembourg
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An FSB officer fall in love with his agent, an American woman who works as a trader in a Russian bank.
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, serious, stylized
Plot: espionage, spy, secret mission, fall in love, intrigue, love and romance, dishonesty, undercover, money laundering, one night stand, financial crisis, russian ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Northern Lights (2008)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Hoping to leave behind troubled days in the Baltimore city police department, Nate Burns (Eddie Cibrian) journeys to Alaska, where he takes up a quiet life as a small-town sheriff and begins a romance with spirited bush pilot Meg Galligan (LeAnn ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, mind bending, tense, realistic ...
Plot: romance, mystery, law enforcement, crimes, love affair, curses spells and rituals, small town, small town life, brother brother relationship, winter, snow, lifetime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, alaska, baltimore
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Naked Runner (1967)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Sam Laker is an American industrialist, working in Britain, who has just been awarded an international award for industrial design. He is planning to travel to East Germany to attend a trade show and show off his invention, taking his 10 year old ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, microfilm
Plot: spy, assassination, espionage, intelligence, holiday, invention, on the run, secret agents, undercover, child in peril, old love, escape ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: europe, germany, copenhagen, london, east germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%