Movies and TV shows like Undercover 2016

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Undercover
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Story: Undercover follows Maya, the first black Director Of Public Prosecutions. Just as she is about to take up the post and her life comes under intense public scrutiny, she learns that that her husband Nick has been lying to her for years. Twenty years ago Nick was a fearless and dedicated undercover officer, infiltrating organisations considered a danger to society because of their political beliefs. Nick built himself a fake past and now with his wife unsuspecting and his conscience killing him – his secret identity may compromise the new Director of Public Prosecutions.
Plot: cover-up, undercover, conspiracy, death penalty, riot police, undercover cop, flashback, father son relationship, courtroom, husband wife relationship
Place: cornwall, louisiana

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and tense films and TV series with plots about conspiracy, undercover, betrayal, murder, dishonesty, crimes and corruption mostly in Thriller, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Undercover: The Human Factor (1979), Executive Power (1997), Rendition (2007), The General's Daughter (1999), Syriana (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Human Factor
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
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Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, suspense
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Executive Power
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: While protecting the U.S. President, Secret Service agent Nick Sager helps him to dispose of the body of a young girl, who accidentally died during an adulterous encounter. Some time later, a few weeks before the elections, the disillusioned ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
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Time: 90s
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Rendition
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: When an Egyptian terrorism suspect "disappears" on a flight from Africa to Washington DC, his American wife and a CIA analyst find themselves caught up in a struggle to secure his release from a secret detention facility somewhere outside ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: politics, terrorism, torture, cia, surveillance, conspiracy, suicide, kidnapping, political, world politics, islam, corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, israel, usa, egypt, south africa ...
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    User:   77%
 
The General's Daughter
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 116 min.
Story: When the body of Army Capt. Elizabeth Campbell is found on a Georgia military base, two investigators, Warrant Officers Paul Brenner and Sara Sunhill, are ordered to solve her murder. What they uncover is anything but clear-cut. Unseemly details ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, surprise ending, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder, military, investigation, betrayal, crime, conspiracy, mystery, rape, corruption, violence, reluctant partners, sexualized violence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: georgia
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    User:   79%
 
 6.9
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Syriana
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 128 min.
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Style: realistic, tense, clever, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: political corruption, politics, assassination, corruption, capitalism, espionage, cia, terrorism, oil, suicide, islam, conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, lebanon, europe, israel, switzerland ...
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System:   74%
    User:   75%
 
 6.6
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Arbitrage
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Poland
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A troubled hedge fund magnate, desperate to complete the sale of his trading empire, makes an error that forces him to turn to an unlikely person for help.
Style: tense, suspenseful, clever, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: police investigation, infidelity, adultery, downfall, business, greed, corruption, corporate crimes, secrets, courtroom, twists & turns, manipulation ...
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The Secret Agent
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, serious, suspenseful, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: terrorism, politics, spy, betrayal, secret agents, surveillance, espionage, secrets, adaptation, young wife, bomb, spies ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1930s, 1880s
Place: london, england, europe, scotland
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The Right Temptation
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A detective falls for the man she's supposed to be investigating; dire complications follow.
Style: erotic, twists and turns, serious, sexual, realistic ...
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Time: 20th century, 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   66%
    User:   73%
 
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Contagion
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 106 min.
Story: As an epidemic of a lethal airborne virus - that kills within days - rapidly grows, the worldwide medical community races to find a cure and control the panic that spreads faster than the virus itself.
Style: tense, suspenseful, bleak, suspense, emotional ...
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    User:   75%
 
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Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 99 min.
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Plot: espionage, kgb, hacker, cold war, obsessive quest, computers and web, mystery, dishonesty, cocaine, computer, spy, hospital ...
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    User:   57%
 
The Enemy Within
Genre: Drama, Thriller
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Duration: 86 min.
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Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   69%
 
Hidden Agenda
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In Ireland, American lawyer Ingrid Jessner and her activist partner, Paul Sullivan, struggle to uncover atrocities committed by the British government against the Northern Irish during the "Troubles." But when Sullivan is assassinated in ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   63%
 
The Tailor of Panama
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Country: USA, Ireland
Duration: 109 min.
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The Insurgents
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The Debt
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 7.1
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Unthinkable
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Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
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Place: usa, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
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    User:   56%
 
 3.2
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Falcon Down
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Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   44%
 
The Infiltrator
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Country: UK
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A U.S Customs official uncovers a massive money laundering scheme involving Pablo Escobar.
Style: dramatic, intense, entertaining, tense, earnest ...
Plot: corruption, money, death, undercover cop, drugs, violence, crime, drug addiction, greed, mentor, weed, drinking ...
Time: year 1985, 20th century
Place: latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
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    User:   56%
 
 6.0
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Enigma
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.
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Plot: espionage, spy, cold war, assassination, iron curtain, government agency, kgb, secret agents, technology, spies, special agents, assassination attempt ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   42%
 
 6.8
 173K
Hanna
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Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 111 min.
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Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   43%
 
 6.3
 15K
Topaz
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: suspenseful, suspense, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: espionage, cold war, betrayal, spy, murder, surveillance, politics, torture, death, secrets, chase, secret agents ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1962
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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    User:   57%
 
 6.2
 70K
Broken City
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
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Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, crime, politics, political corruption, betrayal, revenge, corruption, conspiracy, murder, violence, neo noir ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, new orleans, new jersey, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
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    User:   40%
 
Street Kings 2: Motor City
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
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Style: bleak, twists and turns, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, drugs/alcohol, uncover truth, crime, police corruption, police investigation, urban, crimes, violence, dishonesty, law enforcement, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   52%
 
 5.2
 1K
Blue Ice
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An ex-British spy (Michael Caine) helps a U.S. diplomat's wife (Sean Young) and blows the lid off a deadly government cover-up.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, secret agents, crimes, dishonesty, vengeance, friendship, murder, british, spy, conspiracy, infidelity, love affair ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: big ben london, tower bridge london
⇓ similarity ⇓
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    User:   45%
 
Pride and Glory
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A saga centered on a multi-generational family of New York City Police officers. The family's moral codes are tested when Ray Tierney, investigates a case that reveals an incendiary police corruption scandal involving his own brother-in-law. ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic, bleak ...
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    User:   44%
 
Our Kind of Traitor
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Country: UK, France
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Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic, intense ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   37%
 
Little Nikita
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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, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: espionage, spy, fbi, russian, investigation, government agency, spies, death, conspiracy, chase, mentor, revenge ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, russia, soviet union ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   33%
 
The Cassandra Crossing
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 129 min.
Story: The Cassandra Crossing is an all-star disaster spectacular telling of the terrifying odyssey of 1000 doomed passengers trapped aboard a plague-infested train. A terrorist infected with a deadly virus boards the Stockholm to Geneva Express and ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 20th century, 70s, 1930s
Place: europe, sweden, poland, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   34%
 
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