Movies and TV shows like The Bureau

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The Bureau (2015)
 8.7
 11K
The Bureau (2015)
Original name: Le Bureau des légendes
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
Story: Within the DGSE (General Directorate for External Security), a department called the Office Of Legends (BDL) forms and remote pilot the most important agents of the French intelligence services: Clandestine. Immersion in hostile country, their mission is to identify individuals who may be recruited as sources of information. Operating "under caption", that is to say in a fabricated identity from scratch, they live for many years in a permanent duplicity. Our hero just returned from a clandestine mission six years in Damascus. But contrary to what is required by safety rules, he does not abandon his legend and the identity under which he lived in Syria, thus putting in danger the whole system.
Style: twists and turns, tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, political thriller, french noir, political drama
Plot: undercover agent, spy, secret service, espionage, terrorism, investigation, characters in danger, national security, mission, secret identity, obsession, military, mentally unstable, homecoming, pow, paranoia, uncover truth, reconnaissance, cia, cia agent, female agent, psychiatrist, officer, double agent, middle east conflict ...
Time: 2010s
Place: syria, paris france, france, russia, middle east, israel, iran

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Most similar movies to The Bureau

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, tense and realistic films and TV series with plots about espionage, spy, danger, terrorism, state affairs, dishonesty and investigation mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Bureau: Homeland (2011), Berlin Station (2016), Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979), Spooks (2002), Mirage (2020). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.3
 335K
Homeland (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
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, top secret, investigation, government agency, surveillance, spy, counter terrorism, treason, terrorist, supportive coworker ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, usa, virginia, iraq, langley virginia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
Berlin Station (2016)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A contemporary spy series that follows Daniel Miller, an undercover agent at the CIA station in Berlin, Germany.
Style: suspense, tense, exciting, twists and turns
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret service, cia, spy, whistleblower, undercover, partners, terrorism, crimes, partners against crime, government official, tough heroes, strong female lead ...
Place: berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 290 min.
TV show
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: cold war, espionage, spy, kgb, mole, double agent, secret service, betrayal, secret agents, investigation, traitor, russian ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: london, britain, europe, czechoslovakia, united kingdom ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.3
 16K
Spooks (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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 ...
Style: twists and turns, realistic, serious, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, cia, intelligence agency, espionage, undercover, squad, double life, counter terrorism, special agents, heroes, double agent, state affairs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: england, europe, london, britain, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.0
 450
Mirage (2020)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Claire lost her husband Gabriel during the tsunami in 2004. His body was never found. 15 years later, Claire has a new life with Lukas and her son Zack. After a decade of mourning and professional purgatory, she has just landed a dream job in Abu ...
Style: serious, tense, captivating, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: secret service, espionage, terrorism, mission, investigation, ex husband ex wife relationship, ex couple relations, uncover truth, confronting the past, presumed dead, mystery, tragic past ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 11K
Rubicon (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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, serious, realistic, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: conspiracy, undercover, uncover truth, espionage, surveillance, boss, government agency, cia, deception, government facility, loner, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 2K
Hostages (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Israel
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: The night before a high profile operation on the PM, the surgeon due to perform the procedure is surprised at her family home by four masked men. The gang quickly take control of her and her family and order her to kill the PM.
Style: twists and turns, tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: family relations, political conspiracy, moral dilemma, crimes, treason, parents and children, confined, dishonesty, family in danger, abduction, hostage, state affairs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 2K
The Assets (2014)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: 1985 serves as the backdrop to the final showdown of the Cold War when Sandy and her partner Jeanne Vertefeuille vowed to find the mole that would turn out to be the most notorious traitor in US History, Aldrich Ames. Sandy is in a race against time ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: cold war, cia, espionage, communism, secret agents, kgb, spy, political intrigue, investigation, double agent, top secret, state affairs ...
Time: 80s, 1880s
Place: usa, ussr, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 8.0
 237K
The Blacklist (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Raymond "Red" Reddington, one of the FBI's most wanted fugitives, surrenders in person at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. He claims that he and the FBI have the same interests: bringing down dangerous criminals and terrorists. In ...
Style: captivating, serious, clever, tense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fbi, special agents, master criminal, unlikely partners, mind game, law enforcement, crimes, outsmarting, terrorism, partners, investigation, intrigue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2020s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.4
 13K
Legends (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: twists and turns, exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: special agents, working undercover, fbi, government agency, undercover, secret identity, espionage, mysterious character, betrayal, state affairs, dishonesty, on the run ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 ⇓
100%
 7.7
 2K
Silver Spoon (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
Story: Forced to become an apprentice cop, cocky playboy Igor finds he's got a knack for police work. But his job soon takes him down a dark personal path.
Style: tense, serious, exciting, suspenseful, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: crimes, wealth, murder, love triangle, friendship, frame up, betrayal, dishonesty, clubbing, investigation, adventure, police ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 6K
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, fall in love, intrigue, love and romance, dishonesty, undercover, money laundering, secret mission, one night stand, financial crisis, undercover agent, spy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: europe, cote d'azur, moscow russia, monaco
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
American Odyssey (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: In this "Traffic"-like action drama, an international conspiracy explodes when three strangers' lives unexpectedly collide - a female soldier, a corporate lawyer and a political activist.
Style: captivating, twists and turns, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: conspiracy, crimes, uncover truth, graphic violence, family relations, society, state affairs, corporate crime, left to die, corporate crimes, dishonesty, military ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 2K
Blue Eyes (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: High adrenaline Swedish political thriller from the creative talent behind Humans – An extreme right-wing party is heading towards its best election result when the chief of staff at the Justice Department disappears without a trace. Racism, ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: terrorism, politics, intrigue, crimes, political conspiracy, mystery, state affairs, election, murder, government, power, election campaign ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: When CIA analyst Jack Ryan stumbles upon a suspicious series of bank transfers his search for answers pulls him from the safety of his desk job and catapults him into a deadly game of cat and mouse throughout Europe and the Middle East, with a ...
Style: serious, exciting, twists and turns, suspense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, terrorism, agent, espionage, investigation, cia agent, conspiracy, intelligence, outsmarting, murder, chase, spy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., langley virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Smiley's People (1982)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Called out of retirement to settle the affairs of a friend, Smiley finds his old organization, the Circus, so overwhelmed by political considerations that it doesn't want to know what happened. He begins to follow up the clues of his friends ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, sexy, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: espionage, cold war, spy, assassination attempt, investigation, secret agents, working undercover, defector, conspiracy, mystery, golden years, state affairs ...
Time: 80s
Place: berlin germany, hamburg germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 2K
The Agency (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, espionage, cia, undercover, state affairs, government agency, working undercover, secret service, secret agents, terrorist, spy, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Movie in collections
 8.2
 25K
Fauda (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Israel
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A top Israeli agent comes out of retirement to hunt for a Palestinian militant he thought he'd killed, setting a chaotic chain of events into motion.
Style: suspense, realistic, intense, serious, suspenseful
Plot: israeli palestinian conflict, war on terror, terrorist, covert operation, terror, israeli, operation, disguise, government agency, assassination, murder, espionage ...
Place: israel, palestine
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 1K
Spy City (2020)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 48 min.
TV show
Story: After a defector is murdered, British agent Fielding Scott is assigned to track down a mole in his own ranks in 1961 Berlin. His investigation leads him into a deadly web of crime, betrayal and paranoia. Who can Scott trust in the city of spies?
Style: suspense, captivating, tense
Plot: spy, espionage, counter intelligence, government agent, spy mission, secret agents, secret mission, agent, undercover agent, renegade, prospector, reconnaissance ...
Time: 60s
Place: berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.7
 4K
Our Boys (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, USA
Duration: 58 min.
TV show
Story: Three Jewish teenagers are kidnapped and murdered by Hamas militants in the summer of 2014, leading to the retaliatory killing of 16-year-old Palestinian Muhammad Abu Khdeir and a conflict that forever changes the lives of Jews and Arabs alike.
Style: realistic, tense, psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: terrorism, investigation, murder, who done it, interrogation, evidence, crimes, law enforcement, parents and children, haunted by the past, multiple suspects, middle east conflict ...
Time: 2010s, contemporary
Place: jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Honourable Woman (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Nessa Stein, the daughter of a Zionist arms procurer who as a child witnessed his assassination. Now an adult, Nessa inherits her father's company and changes course from supplying arms to laying data cabling networks between Israel and the ...
Style: captivating, serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: israeli palestinian conflict, political unrest, powerful corporation, family relations, mistrust, political intrigue, secret service, state affairs, undercover, muslim, espionage, charity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, england, palestine, israel, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
State of Affairs (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Each day the President is faced with dozens of life and death decisions, and to prioritize the biggest international crises facing the country, one top CIA analyst - Charleston Tucker - assembles the President's Daily Briefing. This list of ...
Style: serious, tense, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: cia, politics, national security, workplace situations, usa president, state affairs, dead son, white house, female protagonist, death, social realism, spy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Movie in collections
 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: secret agents, espionage, conspiracy, spy, cold war, undercover, government agency, dishonesty, state affairs, kgb, mi6
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, ussr, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Agent Hamilton (2020)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany, Lithuania
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Carl Hamilton has just returned to Sweden after many years of secret education in the US when Stockholm is shaken by a series of terrorist attacks. Hamilton is assigned to assist the Swedish intelligence service in their pursuit of the guilty, but ...
Style: exciting, suspense, tense, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: spy, secret service, double agent, secret agents, terrorism, black ops, conspiracy, rogue agent, paranoia, rescue, disguise, government agent ...
Time: contemporary
Place: stockholm sweden, sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Designated Survivor: 60 Days (2019)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 70 min.
TV show
Story: An explosion at the National Assembly kills everyone in the cabinet, leaving Park Mu-jin, the Minister of Environment, to become the next president. Park Mu-jin is a scientist-turned-politician who has no ambitions in politics, but as the acting ...
Style: captivating, suspenseful, twists and turns, tense, political ...
Plot: terrorist attack, president, conspiracy, counter terrorism, politics, survivor, justice, family relations, investigation, crimes, catastrophe, terrorism ...
Place: south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Prisoners of War (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Israel
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: TJFF presents the pilot episode of the award-winning Israeli series that inspired the American hit, Homeland. Set in 2008, this first episode focuses on two Israeli soldiers being released after 17 years of captivity in Lebanon. It powerfully ...
Style: psychological, captivating, twists and turns, realistic, tense ...
Plot: mossad, terrorism, pow, torture, investigation, homecoming, haunted by the past, soldier, government agency, support group, family relations, muslim ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.9
 58K
Traitor (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When straight arrow FBI agent Roy Clayton heads up the investigation into a dangerous international conspiracy, all clues seem to lead back to former U.S. Special Operations officer, Samir Horn.
Style: twists and turns, exciting, suspenseful, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, terrorism, religion, islam, faith, traitor, bomb, prison, working undercover, undercover, dishonesty, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1978
Place: sudan, london, toronto ontario canada, madrid, nice france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
The Little Drummer Girl (2018)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 342 min.
TV show
Story: Brilliant young actress Charlie strikes up an acquaintance with an intriguing stranger while on holiday in Greece, but it rapidly becomes apparent that his intentions are far from romantic.
Style: atmospheric, tense, suspense, stylized, captivating
Plot: double agent, mossad, intelligence agency, female spy, spy, arab israeli conflict, terrorism, penetration, actress, infiltration, sting operation, espionage ...
Time: 70s
Place: israel, palestine
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.4
 2K
The Same Sky (2017)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 120 min.
TV show
Story: Lars is a "Romeo agent" from East Germany in the 1970s. His task is to go West, first to seduce and then to spy on Western women who worked in government or defense institutions.
Style: suspenseful, captivating, tense, serious
Plot: stasi, berlin wall, spy, seduction, espionage, sister sister relationship, surveillance, cold war, teacher, male nudity, swimmer, homosexual ...
Time: year 1974
Place: east germany, west berlin west germany, west germany, berlin germany, east berlin
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%