Movies and TV shows like The Agency

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The Agency (2001)
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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 with Universal Network Television and CBS Productions. It aired from September 27, 2001 until May 17, 2003, lasting two seasons. It featured unprecedented filming from the actual CIA headquarters. The show was controversial regarding its exploration of current international affairs and its treatment of the ethical conflicts inherent in intelligence work. Beckner's pilot script, written in March 2001, posited a re-invented CIA tasked with a "War on Terror" after Osama Bin Laden's Al Qaeda terrorist organization plots a lethal attack on the west. The pilot was to premiere at CIA Headquarters on September 18, 2001 and set to air on CBS September 21, 2001, however, the actual 9/11 attacks convinced the network to hold the pilot and instead air a later episode. That first episode was aired later as the third episode of the first season. The September 11, 2001 terrorist events changed the way Americans viewed topical entertainment and "The Agency", at the time, was one of the most topical offering on network television. The producers of the series quickly responded to this new American perspective on world affairs, but CBS chose to cancel the show shortly after the second season's final episode.
Style: rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting, twists and turns, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, terrorism, cia, undercover, secret service, working undercover, deadly, government agency, state affairs, secret agents, terrorist, spy, graphic violence, top secret, helicopter, workplace intrigue, danger, nuclear, chases and races, race against time, workplace, workplace situations, secret agenda, financial driven terrorism, national security ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa

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Most similar movies to The Agency

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and exciting films and TV series with plots about undercover, danger, state affairs, espionage, terrorism, spy and secret agents mostly in Thriller, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like The Agency: Threat Matrix (2003), 24 (2001), Alias (2001), The Grid (2004), Spooks (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Threat Matrix (2003)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Threat Matrix is a 2003 American drama television series. It lasted 16 episodes. The plot consisted of the events in a United States Homeland Security anti-terrorism unit, led by Special agent John Kilmer. The title of the show refers to a report ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic
Plot: special agents, terrorism, prodigy, undercover, political conspiracy, danger, law enforcement, chases and races, rivalry, mute or deaf, government agency, state affairs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., usa
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 8.3
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24 (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: 24 is an American television series produced for the Fox network and syndicated worldwide, starring Kiefer Sutherland as Counter Terrorist Unit agent Jack Bauer. Each 24-episode season covers 24 hours in the life of Bauer, using the real time method ...
Style: twists and turns, stylized, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorist plot, special agents, terrorism, government agency, terrorist, secret service, race against time, revenge, heroes, president, treason, undercover ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
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Alias (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Sydney Bristow, an agent who has been tricked to believe she is working for the U.S. government, is actually working for a criminal organization named the Alliance of Twelve. Upon learning this, Sydney becomes a double agent for the real CIA.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: teens, teen drama, boys' night
Plot: female spy, cia, double agent, secret identity, working undercover, secret agents, spy, espionage, martial arts, young woman, betrayal, deception ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Grid (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 266 min.
TV show
Story: A team of American and British counter-terrorists are tasked with stopping a terrorist cell who's operating on a global level.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, murder, fbi, muslim, save the day, investigation, rivalry, race against time, rebellion, undercover, danger, political unrest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe, syria, africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, espionage, undercover, profanity, double life, double agent, working undercover, heroes, special agents, trap, life risking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: england, london, europe, united kingdom, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Dying of the Light (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Bahamas, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Evan Lake, a veteran CIA agent, has been ordered to retire. But when his protégé uncovers evidence that Lake's nemesis, the terrorist Banir, has resurfaced, Lake goes rogue, embarking on a perilous, intercontinental mission to eliminate his ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, track down, espionage, retirement, special agents, secret agents, undercover, danger, revenge, cia, race against time, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c., bucharest, kenya, romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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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 ⇓
64%
 7.0
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CHAOS (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A comedic drama about a group of rogue CIA spies in the Office of Disruptive Services (ODS), who combat threats to national security amidst bureaucratic gridlock, rampant incompetence and political infighting.
Style: twists and turns, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, espionage, state affairs, secret agents, against the rules, law enforcement, workplace, national security, top secret, mistrust, new job, undercover ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Dirty War (2004)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After years of meticulous planning, a terrorist operation is reaching its final stages. The authorities have received no intelligence; they are in a race against time but don't yet know it. As the operation unfolds, we see the working lives of ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: radical, firefighter, secret agents, save the day, terrorism, crimes, government agency, working undercover, political conspiracy, undercover, special agents, race against time ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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 10K
The Bureau (2015)
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 ...
Style: twists and turns, tense, realistic, serious, political thriller ...
Plot: undercover agent, spy, secret service, espionage, terrorism, danger, investigation, characters in danger, national security, secret identity, mission, obsession ...
Time: 2010s
Place: france, israel, iran, syria, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, spies, workplace situations, usa president, state affairs, dead son, white house, female protagonist, death, spy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.9
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Intelligence (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: A drama centered on a high-tech intelligence operative who is enhanced with a super-computer microchip in his brain, and the director of the elite government cyber-security agency who supports him.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hi-tech, government agency, computers and web, heroes, life risking, secret agents, fellow agent, resourceful, computer system, working undercover, computer genius, espionage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Athena: Goddess of War (2010)
Genre: Action, Romance, Thriller
Country: South Korea
TV show
Story: Athena: Goddess of War is a South Korean espionage television drama series broadcast by SBS in 2010 and a spin-off of 2009's Iris. Budgeted at ₩20 billion like its predecessor, the two series are among the most expensive Korean dramas ever ...
Style: serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: terrorism, secret agents, undercover, heroes, political conspiracy, rivalry, espionage, state affairs, assassination, government agency, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 ⇓
56%
My Own Worst Enemy (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: My Own Worst Enemy is an American television drama that aired on NBC in 2008. It premiered on October 13 and ended on December 15 after 9 episodes. The series was produced by Universal Media Studios. Jason Smilovic was the executive producer; David ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, tense, offbeat
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret agents, split personality, secret agent, disorder, working undercover, danger, suburbs, adventure, workplace, undercover, espionage, dual identity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Counterstrike (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A Secret Service agent and his brother, a reckless ATF agent, try to stop a group of extreme right-wing U.S. military mercenaries, led by a fanatic Taiwanese vixen, who hijack the Queen Mary 2 ocean liner with the U.S. and Chinese presidents on ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, hostage, rescue, adventure, daring rescue, confined, deadly, danger, save the day, race against time, special agents, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Sum of All Fears (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 124 min.
Story: When the president of Russia suddenly dies, a man whose politics are virtually unknown succeeds him. The change in political leaders sparks paranoia among American CIA officials, so CIA director Bill Cabot recruits a young analyst to supply insight ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic ...
Plot: cold war, terrorism, espionage, nuclear threat, terrorist, nuclear war, cia, nuclear explosion, atomic bomb, nuclear, spy, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century, 70s, year 2002 ...
Place: washington d.c., baltimore, usa, russia, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: exciting, serious, twists and turns, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, terrorism, agent, espionage, investigation, conspiracy, danger, shooting, intelligence, cia agent, outsmarting, ex marine ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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E-Ring (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: E-Ring is an American television military drama, created by Ken Robinson and David McKenna and executive produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, that premiered on NBC on September 21, 2005. The title of the show refers to the structure of The Pentagon, which ...
Style: captivating, rough, suspenseful, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: military, undercover, fighting the system, politics, danger, rebellion, workplace, state affairs, terrorism, swat team, chain of command, working the system ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pentagon, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Russia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Jack Ryan, as a young covert CIA analyst, uncovers a Russian plot to crash the U.S. economy with a terrorist attack.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, secret agents, espionage, undercover, terrorism, sniper, conspiracy, undercover agent, surveillance, political conspiracy, murder, race against time ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, september 11 2001, year 2001 ...
Place: russia, london, big ben london, moscow russia, afghanistan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Secrets of State (2008)
Genre: Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In France, terrorist groups and intelligence agencies battle in a merciless war everyday, in the name of radically opposed ideologies. Yet, terrorist and secret agents lead almost the same lives. Condemned to secrecy, these masters of manipulation ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, serious, suspense
Plot: terrorist, espionage, secret agents, good versus evil, state affairs, race against time, political conspiracy, deadly, special agents, working undercover, dishonesty, confined ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
XIII: The Series (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: After a plot to kill the president of the USA an agent with lost memories tries to recover his life and memories. Others use him to cover up some dirty business involving high ranking officials from the CIA and the White House.
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: memory loss, conspiracy, terrorist, cia, cia agent, secret agents, dishonesty, who to trust, life is a bitch, secret service, danger, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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The Insurgents (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Set in a post-9/11 America, four Americans come together to build a truck bomb and plan to detonate it on a target in the U.S. Highlighting the days leading up to the event.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, politics, conspiracy, bomb, rebellion, vengeance, terrorism, danger, rivalry, society, crimes, state affairs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic, based on true events
Plot: cold war, cia, espionage, kgb, communism, secret agents, spy, investigation, double agent, political intrigue, top secret, government agency ...
Time: 80s, 1880s
Place: usa, soviet union, ussr, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: cia, secret service, spy, whistleblower, undercover, terrorism, partners against crime, partners, crimes, government official, twists & turns, strong female lead ...
Place: berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 2K
Undercovers (2010)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Five years after leaving the CIA to open a catering company, Steven and Samantha Bloom are recruited back into the agency by Carlton Shaw. They take on special missions the average agent cannot handle. Having made a pact to never discuss their pasts ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, semi serious, humorous, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, secret agents, working undercover, undercover, escapades, danger, partners, couple relations, disorder, couples, cia, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: rough, suspenseful, exciting, talky, serious ...
Plot: espionage, spy, adventure, heroes, betrayal, secret agents, crimes, graphic violence, political corruption, working undercover, state affairs, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: england, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Critical Assembly (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Critical Assembly is based on two college students (Katherine Heigl and Kerr Smith) who build a nuclear device, which is stolen by a fellow student. When it ends up in the hands of a terrorist, they work with an FBI agent (Beach) in a race against ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, race against time, danger, chases and races, law enforcement, undercover, state affairs, deadly, heroes, professor, fbi agent, betrayal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The 9/11 Commission Report (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Independent writer-director Leigh Slawner helms this chilling dramatization of the findings laid out in the best-selling 9/11 Commission Report, a document that sought to analyze the circumstances surrounding coordinated terrorist attacks against ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world trade center manhattan new york city, investigation, uncover truth, chaos, danger, deadly, politics, state affairs, world trade center, americana, society, terrorism ...
Time: september 11 2001, contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, london, pakistan, israel, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.8
 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, twists and turns, serious, captivating ...
Plot: secret agents, espionage, conspiracy, mi6, spy, cold war, undercover, government agency, dishonesty, state affairs, kgb
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, soviet union, ussr, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%