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Aldrich Ames: Traitor Within (1998)
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Aldrich Ames: Traitor Within (1998)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Fact-based story about a 90's espionage case that was chronicled as the worst case of espionage in US history
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: espionage, special agents, life is a bitch, alcohol abuse, dishonesty, undercover, government agency, state affairs, agent, spy, cia, fbi, kgb, counter intelligence, alcoholic, betrayal, cia agent, traitor, fbi agent, loyalty, jaguar, soviet spy, arrest, fur coat, nagging wife ...
Time: 90s
Place: russia, langley virginia

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Most similar movies to Aldrich Ames: Traitor Within

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and exciting films with plots about undercover, dishonesty, state affairs, espionage, government agency, spy and secret agents mostly in Thriller, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like Aldrich Ames: Traitor Within: Safe House (1998), Triple Agent (2004), Enigma (1982), Little Nikita (1988), Agent provocateur (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Safe House (1998)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A psychological thriller; Mace Sowell, an ex-intelligence operative and whose past government activities catches up with him, faces his own mortality, in the shape of the onset of Alzheimer's disease. Holding the electronic key to secret ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, mind bending, exciting, serious ...
Plot: conspiracy, alzheimer's disease, conspiracy theory, special agents, race against time, dishonesty, mystery, danger, undercover, state affairs, political conspiracy, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
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95%
 6.4
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Triple Agent (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy, Spain, Greece, Russia
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The Popular Front wins elections, the Spanish Civil War begins, and Hitler and Stalin are manipulating and spying. The brilliant exile, Fiodor Voronin, a general at 20, is the deputy at the White Russian Military Union, probably slated to replace ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspense, enigmatic, psychological
Plot: espionage, secret agents, politics, government agency, political corruption, undercover, life is a bitch, betrayal, love triangle, uncover truth, dishonesty, rebellion ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: france, russia, europe, paris france
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91%
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Enigma (1982)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, France
Duration: 122 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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, intense, exciting ...
Plot: kgb, iron curtain, espionage, undercover, assassination, cold war, politics, danger, dishonesty, journalism, rivalry, government agency ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: germany, east germany, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
Little Nikita (1988)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
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, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: spy, family relations, teenage boy, espionage, investigation, crimes, fbi, parents and children, teenage life, profanity, graphic violence, kgb ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, san diego california, soviet union ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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Master Spy: The Robert Hanssen Story (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 200 min.
Story: Drama. TV Movie.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, contemplative
Plot: espionage, undercover, secret agents, rise and fall, government agency, politics, betrayal, dishonesty, cold war, fbi, spy, double agent ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
Agent provocateur (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In 1994 South Korea, a female North Korean spy integrates herself as a housekeeper for U.S. military officer to steal classified documents, but soon worries about her cover when she falls for the teenage son of the officer.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: espionage, nudity (full frontal - brief), spy, rivalry, secret agents, coming of age, undercover, betrayal, sexual content, disability, government agency, state affairs ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, korea, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
The Infiltrator (1995)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The Infiltrator is an American film about an Israeli freelance journalist who travels to Germany circa the early 1990's and uncovers a story about a dangerously pervasive underground Neo-Nazi faction, who are intent to bring Nazism back to the ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, disturbing, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: undercover, journalism, racism, crimes, dishonesty, against humanity, leadership, media, society, confined, heroes, politics ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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Avenger (2006)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After his own daughter was killed in Panama in 1994, former CIA agent Calvin Dexter became a private 'specialist' in cases which wouldn't reach justice trough the regular legal channels. Two years later he accepts to find Richard ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: manhunt, undercover, special agents, race against time, working undercover, track down, save the day, rivalry, government agency, state affairs, justice, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., former yugoslavia, latin america, bosnia, south africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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 7.0
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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, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: cold war, espionage, kgb, double agent, undercover, dishonesty, betrayal, state affairs, danger, working undercover, father son relationship, iron curtain ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: soviet union, france, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.3
 17K
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, enigmatic ...
Plot: espionage, betrayal, kgb, secret agents, politics, state affairs, government agency, undercover, spy, surveillance, cold war, nato ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1962
Place: cuba, paris france, new york, copenhagen, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
The President's Mistress (1978)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: When Ben investigates the mysterious death of his sister, he is unaware that he is opening up a web of political intrigue. Ed Murphy, the White House Chief of Staff, becomes embroiled in a struggle to save the President from a humiliating scandal.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: murder, dishonesty, undercover, special agents, mystery, state affairs, adventure, espionage, infidelity, government agency, deadly, heroes ...
Time: 70s
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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, talky, exciting, serious ...
Plot: espionage, spy, chases and races, government agency, undercover, dishonesty, state affairs, danger, secret agents, heroes, courtroom drama, vengeance ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: england, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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 955
The Serpent (1973)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Vlassov is a Soviet spy who defects in France. He is whisked to the U.S, where Allan Davies takes over the case. After polygraph tests and cross-examinations, Vlassov names several Western European agents who are also spying for the Soviets. Davies ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic, eurospy
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, espionage, double agent, kgb, intrigue, government agency, manhunt, race against time, secret agents, mind game, rivalry, working undercover ...
Time: 70s
Place: france, russia, europe, germany, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
The Enemy Within (1994)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Colonel Casey discovers what appears to be plans by General Lloyd to use fake military excercises to assist Jack Giddings in his plans to remove President Foster from office. Colonel Casey, and President Foster must find evidence that there is a ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: conspiracy, manhunt, undercover, government agency, race against time, betrayal, state affairs, political corruption, fighting the system, military, dishonesty, special agents ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
To Commit a Murder (1967)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: France, West Germany, Italy
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A writer gets wrapped up in espionage.
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Plot: kidnapping, espionage, spy, danger, state affairs, undercover, chases and races, heroes, crimes, dishonesty, graphic violence, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Daniel (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The fictionalized story of Daniel, the son of Paul and Rochelle Isaacson, who were executed as Soviet spies in the 1950s. As a graduate student in New York in the 1960s, Daniel is involved in the antiwar protest movement and contrasts his ...
Style: realistic, psychological, sincere, serious, contemplative
Plot: espionage, injustice, racism, uncover truth, politics, undercover, betrayal, state affairs, dishonesty, legal, fighting the system, false accusation ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: usa, new york, vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 4.0
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Baltic Storm (2003)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A journalist from Berlin, Germany, and a Swedish lawyer discover the truth behind the sinking of the "MS Estonia" in 1994, where more than 850 people drowned.
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, suspenseful
Plot: conspiracy, escapades, investigation, state affairs, crimes, ocean or sea, terrorism, uncover truth, ocean, dishonesty, journalism, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, russia, estonia, pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.5
 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: serious, exciting, twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: special agents, working undercover, government agency, undercover, fbi, secret identity, espionage, betrayal, state affairs, mysterious character, dishonesty, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 5.8
 366
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: serious, captivating, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Plot: espionage, kgb, spy, undercover, love and romance, secret agents, government agency, betrayal, political unrest, forbidden love, dishonesty, cold war ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1974
Place: england, london, britain, soviet union, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Escape to Nowhere (1973)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Who is Anton Haliakov, who has just been abducted by the M.I.5 in London? A Soviet scientist apparently. But sixteen years before the man had another identity, Clément Tibère, and another nationality, French. So what led him to become Russian and ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kgb, espionage, cons and scams, hospital, political intrigue, frame up, state affairs, danger, crimes, rebellion, escapades, manhunt ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: london, russia, england, alps, geneva switzerland
⇓ 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: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 5K
Jack Strong (2014)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Poland
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A spy thriller telling a historically based story of a man who alone dares to challenge Soviets being in the middle of the communistic system himself. Planning the maneuvers of Warsaw Pact forces he discovers that the American plans of nuclear ...
Style: realistic, captivating, suspenseful, serious, exciting ...
Plot: spy, martial law, political unrest, undercover, state affairs, government agency, politics, dishonesty, border crossing, chase, espionage, father son relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s, 60s, 1990s ...
Place: europe, poland, soviet union, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Eavesdropper (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Fifteen deaf patients took part in an experimental clinical trail aimed at hearing restoration. Within days, fourteen of the fifteen participants in the trial become violently psychotic, ultimately taking their lives to stop violent side effects ...
Style: experimental, serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: crimes, psychopath, disorder, experiment gone awry, danger, mute or deaf, rivalry, mind game, undercover, special agents, government agency, state affairs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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The Defector (1966)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Professor Bower, an American physicist, is effectively blackmailed by a shady CIA agent named Adams to help the CIA obtain secret microfilm from a defecting Russian scientist. The reluctant Bower travels to East Germany undercover as an antiques ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, political conspiracy, working undercover, conspiracy, culture clash, political intrigue, kgb, danger, escapades, government agency, military, secret agents ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, germany, west berlin west germany, german democratic republic, east berlin
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.0
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Thunder Point (1998)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Former IRA agent Sean Dillon comes to the rescue when a woman discovers a briefcase containing plans that could destroy all of Europe. Dillon's assignment is to protect her until the plans can be properly destroyed.
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: espionage, bathtub, ira, world war two, save the day, undercover, adventure, unlikely partners, state affairs, crimes, criminal heroes, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Genius Club (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Seven geniuses, with IQs over 200, are plucked from their lives on Christmas Eve to try to solve the world's problems in one night
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, exciting, futuristic ...
Plot: save the day, psychopath, prodigy, danger, mastermind, redemption, undercover, deadly, society, race against time, special agents, catastrophe ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.7
 23K
Madras Cafe (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 130 min.
Story: An Indian Intelligence agent journeys into a war torn coastal island, to break a resolute rebel group. He deftly maneuvers his resources to make significant breakthroughs, amidst a scenario where the enemy has no face and the only counsel is ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, terrorism, manipulation, politics, conspiracy, secret agents, spy, state affairs, dishonesty, escapades, manipulations, espionage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, 1990s
Place: india, asia, sri lanka
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Rocket Attack U.S.A. (1961)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 68 min.
Story: It's the height of the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union with the Communists launching a spy satellite that has the Free World leaders in a panic. Fears about the nature of the satellite force the United States to send an ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, psychotronic
Plot: espionage, cold war, undercover, state affairs, escapades, adventure, save the day, dishonesty, government agency, chaos, rivalry, danger ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, future, year 1957, near future
Place: russia, usa, new york, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Falcon and the Snowman (1985)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Mexico
Duration: 131 min.
Story: The true story of a disillusioned military contractor employee and his drug pusher childhood friend who became walk-in spies for the Soviet Union.
Style: tense, realistic, captivating, serious, psychological ...
Plot: espionage, treason, undercover, double agent, buddies, dishonesty, society, political conspiracy, cold war, spy, satellite, smuggling ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, california, united states, mexico, soviet union ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.2
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Midnight Man (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA, Luxembourg, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: British soldiers force a recently captured IRA terrorist to cooperate with them and then assign him to go undercover with a gang of terrorists and prevent them from killing the U.S. President. But the spy isn't in long before he realizes that ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, undercover, terrorism, ira, adventure, crimes, dishonesty, assassination, downfall, state affairs, graphic violence, working undercover ...
Time: 90s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%