Movies and TV shows like Mata Hari

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Mata Hari (2016)
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Mata Hari (2016)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Russia, Portugal, Ukraine
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A sex icon becomes a spy during one of the most important wars of the 20th century.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, emotional, disturbing
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, boys' night
Plot: espionage, femme fatale, working undercover, danger, dishonesty, undercover, tragic hero, seductress, strong female presence, spy, dancer
Time: 20th century, 1900s, 1910s
Place: europe, france

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and suspenseful films and TV series with plots about danger, state affairs, undercover, society, dishonesty, espionage and politics mostly in Drama, History and War genres. Some movies like Mata Hari: Seventeen Moments of Spring (1973), X Company (2015), Reilly: Ace of Spies (1983), Cambridge Spies (2003), Titanic: Blood and Steel (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Seventeen Moments of Spring (1973)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 69 min.
TV show
Story: The series is based on a true story of a Russian spy Colonel Isaev (Stirlitz) in Fascist Germany during 17 days in very end of WWII. Stirlitz has worked his way to the very top of the Fascist hierarchy without being caught. However, his ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, spy, nazi germany, nazi, espionage, danger, war, undercover agent, dishonesty, undercover, state affairs, intrigue ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: europe, germany, switzerland, russia, britain ...
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95%
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X Company (2015)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: An emotionally-driven character drama, set in the thrilling and dangerous world of WWII espionage and covert operations. It follows the stories of five highly skilled young recruits - Canadian, American and British - torn from their ordinary lives ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: espionage, secret agents, heroic mission, working undercover, undercover, war, danger, world war two, rivalry, friendship, heroes, good versus evil ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
Reilly: Ace of Spies (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 720 min.
TV show
Story: A dramatization of the missions and adventures of the greatest spy in British history.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, tense, suspenseful
Plot: espionage, double agent, secret agents, spy, race against time, heroes, heroic mission, working undercover, betrayal, chases and races, master villain, undercover ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 1900s
Place: england, russia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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: contemplative, realistic, serious, tense, suspense
Plot: secret agents, espionage, double agent, treason, spy, university, betrayal, kgb, wartime life, idealism, hidden identity, rivalry ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: russia, europe, england, big ben london
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Titanic: Blood and Steel (2012)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Ireland, Italy, France, Canada, UK, Spain, Germany
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: Belfast, 1909. The Harland and Wolff shipyard has been handed the greatest project in its history. It will build a great, unsinkable ship. And it will be called the RMS Titanic.
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, epic
Plot: iceberg, titanic, social differences, workplace situations, danger, sea disaster, working class, workplace, irish, heir, catastrophe, ship ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 19th century, 1900s, edwardian era ...
Place: ireland, new york, europe, belfast
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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The Company (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 286 min.
TV show
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: bleak, suspenseful, epic, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, cold war, spy, suspicion, undercover, betrayal, mole, double life, politics, state affairs, intrigue, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 50s, 60s, 70s
Place: europe, germany, cuba, west berlin west germany, hungary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Shattered City: The Halifax Explosion (2003)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Canada
Duration: 175 min.
TV show
Story: A true story about the tragic explosion at Halifax Harbour, Canada, in the early hours of December 6, 1917.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, captivating, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: daring rescue, heroic mission, survival, danger, save the day, family relations, chaos, military life, battle zone, parents and children, against humanity, military ...
Time: 20th century, year 1917
Place: canada, belgium, nova scotia
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Operation Sunflower (2014)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Through the eyes of the scientist in charge of the operation, we see the events leading to Israel developing her nuclear option in the 1960's.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, captivating, tense
Plot: politics, undercover, government facility, race against time, state affairs, government agency, political intrigue, danger, international crisis, nuclear, manipulations, manipulation ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, 1960s
Place: israel, middle east, paris france, france, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Gentlemen (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Norway
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Beaten up, bruised, and scared, a young writer hides in a Stockholm apartment, writing the story of its disappeared inhabitants: the flamboyant and charismatic Morgan brothers.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: espionage, political conspiracy, state affairs, undercover, dishonesty, apartment, multiple time frames, love and romance, friendship, danger, conspiracy, writer's life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, 1960s
Place: sweden, europe, stockholm sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Birdsong (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 165 min.
TV show
Story: As an English soldier fights in the horrific trenches of northern France, he is haunted by the memories of his forbidden love affair with a French woman.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, stylized, epic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: soldier, world war one, trench warfare, love affair, lovers apart, military, romance, lovers, army, battles, couples, love and romance ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Path to 9/11 (2006)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 240 min.
TV show
Story: The Path to 9/11 was a two-part miniseries that aired in the United States on ABC television from September 10 – 11, 2006, and also in other countries. The film dramatizes the 1993 World Trade Center bombing in New York City and the events leading ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, bleak, atmospheric, realistic
Plot: terrorism, white house, politics, danger, crimes, government agency, deadly, hijacking, dishonesty, state affairs, head of state, vice president ...
Time: september 11 2001, 21st century, 90s
Place: usa, new york, washington d.c., manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious
Plot: betrayal, espionage, undercover, politics, government agency, political unrest, parents and children, political conspiracy, dishonesty, head of state, heroes, secret agents ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: russia, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Saboteurs (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Norway, Denmark, UK, Czech Republic, Sweden
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: The story about the heavy water war unfolds during the prolouge, eruption and the end of the second world war. We follow the story of the the key personnel in the race of who develops the atomic bomb first.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Plot: world war two, atomic bomb, danger, ambition, heroic mission, inventions and discoveries, moral dilemma, military, soldier, bomb, resistance, chemistry ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, 1930s
Place: norway, europe, scotland, germany, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Saints & Strangers (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 192 min.
TV show
Story: Saints & Strangers is a story that goes beyond the familiar historical account of Thanksgiving and the founding of Plymouth Plantation, revealing the trials and tribulations of the settlers at Plymouth: 102 men, women and children who sailed on ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, realistic, serious
Plot: conquistador, new world, ambition, political intrigue, power struggle, sea voyage, danger, escapades, family relations, obsessive quest, conflict, intrigue ...
Time: 17th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Gangland Undercover (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: This drama series is a fictionalized retelling of the story of meth dealer-turned-ATF informant Charles Falco, who spent three years inside one of America's most dangerous motorcycle gangs, the Vagos. Although Falco originally took on the ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, captivating, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: motorcycle gang, working undercover, undercover, crimes, undercover agent, organized crime, gang, reenactment, outlaw, criminal, informant, drug dealer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, southern california, virginia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Counterfeit Traitor (1962)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Blacklisted in modern day WW2, a Swedish oil trader opts to assist British Allies, by means of infiltrating and surveying Nazi Germany.
Style: tense, captivating, bleak, suspenseful, gloomy ...
Plot: world war two, espionage, spy, double agent, state affairs, dishonesty, life is a bitch, undercover, betrayal, secret agents, danger, forgery ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1942
Place: sweden, germany, europe, berlin germany, copenhagen ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Backstairs at the White House (1979)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 540 min.
TV show
Story: Behind the scenes at the White House during eight administrations, as told by the people who work there.
Style: captivating, uplifting, serious, realistic, touching ...
Plot: politics, white house, interracial relations, workplace situations, society, head of state, state affairs, master and servant, hopes, human spirit, campaign, power relations ...
Time: 40s, 20s, 50s, 1910s, 30s ...
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 8.3
 425
Flambards (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 780 min.
TV show
Story: In the early 1900s in England, young Christina is orphaned and goes to live with her Uncle Russell, who owns the country estate of Flambards, and has two sons. Mark, the elder, is a wastrel, a roue and, like his father, loves to hunt. The younger ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, emotional
Audience: girls' night
Plot: world war one, couple relations, parents and children, countryside, siblings relations, fall in love, family life, social differences, estate, manners, family relations, society ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1910s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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South Riding (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
TV show
Story: Andrew Davies sparkling adaption of Winifred Holtby's acclaimed novel. Insightful, warm and full of memorable characters, South Riding tells a fraught love story and paints a panaromic portrait of a Yorkshire community in the long aftermath of ...
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, captivating, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love affair, family relations, love and romance, hopes, parents and children, human spirit, society, small town, social relations, strong female presence, high school life, power relations ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: england, europe, yorkshire, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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The Great Fire (2014)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
TV show
Story: An insight into what happened on the night of 2 September 1666, the Great fire of London.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, based on true events
Plot: fire, save the day, chaos and mayhem, working class, danger, escapades, poverty, destruction, catastrophe, king, prison, period piece ...
Time: 17th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Deutschland 83 (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: A gripping coming-of-age story set against the real culture wars and political events of Germany in the 1980s. The drama follows Martin Rauch as the 24 year-old East Germany native is pulled from the world as he knows it and sent to the West as an ...
Style: serious, tense, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: espionage, stasi, cold war, working undercover, political intrigue, state affairs, rivalry, undercover, military, double agent, political unrest, archive footage ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1983
Place: germany, german democratic republic, east germany, west germany, west berlin west germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Mission: Impossible (1966)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
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, race against time, crimes, cold war, top secret, fighting crime, danger, government agency ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, france, paris france, east germany, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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The Arrow (1997)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Canada
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: This series tells the story of the world's fastest fighter plane ever built, in 1950's Canada, and how the project was dropped due to political pressure from the United States.
Style: disturbing, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: airplane, politics, aviation, unfulfillment, intrigue, heroes, head of state, state affairs, rivalry, inventions and discoveries, military, technology ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Aristocrats (1999)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, Ireland, USA
Duration: 300 min.
TV show
Story: Based on a true story, Aristocrats draws back the curtain on an 18th century English family near the summit of society, revealing a tapestry of romance, prejudice, infidelity, and revolution.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, stylized
Audience: girls' night
Plot: master and servant, politics, rich and poor, family relations, royal family, siblings relations, state affairs, romance, high society, infidelity, power relations, intrigue ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s, georgian era
Place: england, ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Show Me a Hero (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Mayor Nick Wasicsko took office in 1987 during Yonkers' worst crisis when federal courts ordered public housing built in the white, middle class side of town, dividing the city in a bitter battle fueled by fear, racism, murder and politics.
Style: rough, thought provoking, tense, captivating, serious ...
Plot: politics, racism, state affairs, crimes, society, life is a bitch, interracial relations, lawsuit, mayor, urban, murder, city council ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Ice Cream Girls (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
TV show
Story: The Ice Creams is based on the bestselling book by Dorothy Koomson about two girls who, one brief summer, find themselves involved with an abusive, controlling man. The situation spirals out of control and they are trial for his murder; ultimately ...
Style: serious, tense, captivating, realistic
Plot: uncover truth, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, crimes, dishonesty, youth, murder, deadly, strong female presence, murder mystery, rape, accused of murder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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37 Days (2014)
Genre: History
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The story of what happened in the few weeks immediately preceding World War I.
Style: political thriller, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: world war one, politics, historical character, head of state, political unrest, state affairs, assassination, society, negotiation, diplomacy, summer, prime minister ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1914, pre world war one
Place: europe, england, germany, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Land Girls (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 225 min.
TV show
Story: The lives, loves and highs and lows of four members of the Women's Land Army working at the Hoxley Estate during World War II.
Style: realistic, captivating, atmospheric, psychological, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: wartime life, world war two, life is a bitch, military, family relations, strong female presence, soldier, friendship, rise and fall, love, siblings relations, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Sinking of the Laconia (2010)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, Germany
TV show
Story: Two-part drama based on the true story of the Allied ship Laconia, sunk in WWII by a German U-Boat, which then surfaced against orders to rescue the civilian crew
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, touching
Plot: rescue, submarine, ocean or sea, ship, german, military, danger, pow, world war two, sinking ship, ocean, survivor ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Rubí (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Young journalist Carla Rangel is tasked with interviewing a wealthy, mysterious woman named Rubí about her storied past involving passion, seduction, betrayal and greed.
Style: serious, emotional, captivating, realistic
Plot: jealousy, femme fatale, female protagonist, up and down relationship, unfulfillment, dishonesty, journalism, recluse, love and romance, manipulation, society, dumped ...
Place: latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
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