British intelligence movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant british intelligence movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, suspense, suspenseful, serious, exciting and clever films and TV shows about / with british intelligence, spy, espionage, undercover, secret agent, betrayal, british, murder, danger and gunfight plots mostly in Action, Thriller and Drama genres shot in UK, USA, Germany and other countries.
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british intelligence movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as british intelligence: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011), Skyfall (2012), The Sea Wolves (1980), A Dandy in Aspic (1968), Where the Spies Are (1966), Lipstick on Your Collar (1993), Goodnight Sweetheart (1993), The Whistle Blower (1986), Spectre (2015), Tomorrow Never Dies (1997).

List of british intelligence movies

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, UK, Germany
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In the bleak days of the Cold War, espionage veteran George Smiley is forced from semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet mole within his former colleagues at the heart of MI6.
Style: bleak, tense, twists and turns, suspense, non-linear ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cold war, espionage, spy, mole, investigation, government agency, double agent, betrayal, secret agents, british intelligence, secret service, kgb ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, england, budapest, hungary, istanbul turkey ...
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Skyfall (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: When Bond's latest assignment goes gravely wrong and agents around the world are exposed, MI6 is attacked forcing M to relocate the agency. These events cause her authority and position to be challenged by Gareth Mallory, the new Chairman of ...
Style: suspense, exciting, captivating, entertaining, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, spy, secret agent, british secret service, 007, secret service, james bond, explosion, secret agents, secret service agent, chases and races, fight ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: china, istanbul turkey, england, asia, europe ...
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The Sea Wolves (1980)
Genre: Action, History, War
Country: Switzerland, UK, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: This true story follows the exploits of a top secret British military mission to destroy Nazi radio ships in a neutral harbor during WWII. The daring plan is led by British Intelligence officers Col. Lewis Pugh (Gregory Peck) and Capt. Gavin Stewart ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, british intelligence, adventure, war, british colonial, soldier, daring rescue, battle, sea, ambush, naval, ship ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943, 1930s
Place: india, asia, seaport, portugal, germany ...
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A Dandy in Aspic (1968)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Double-agent Alexander Eberlin is assigned by the British to hunt out a Russian spy, known to them as Krasnevin. Only Eberlin knows that Krasnevin is none other than himself! Accompanying him on his mission is a ruthless partner, who gradually ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Plot: espionage, double agent, photographer, spy, chases and races, cold war, homesickness, british intelligence, berlin wall, dishonesty, undercover, secret identity ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: england, europe, east berlin, germany, west berlin west germany ...
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Where the Spies Are (1966)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: No overview found.
Plot: british intelligence, cold war, defection, assassination, doctor, pistol, spy, airplane, fictitious country, helicopter, espionage, gadget ...
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Lipstick on Your Collar (1993)
Genre: Drama, Musical, War
Country: UK
Duration: 360 min.
Story: Musical black comedy set during the Suez Crisis, written by Dennis Potter.
Style: surreal, feel good, semi serious, talky, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: office, army, sex, translator, looking for love, twentysomething life, romance, military, neighbor, sexual humor, pianist, british intelligence ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: england, london
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Goodnight Sweetheart (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, History, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Goodnight Sweetheart is a British sitcom that ran for six series on BBC1 from 1993 to 1999. It stars Nicholas Lyndhurst as Gary Sparrow, an accidental time traveller who leads a double life after discovering a time portal allowing him to travel ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, offbeat, surreal, witty
Plot: time travel, sitcom, time traveler, pub, double life, bar, imaginary, affair, british intelligence, bigamy, married man, couples ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 90s, year 1994 ...
Place: england, london, east end london
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The Whistle Blower (1986)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A war veteran tries to investigate the murder of his son who was working as a Russian translator for the British intelligence service during the Cold War. He meets a web of deception and paranoia that seems impenetrable...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, bleak ...
Plot: murder, cold war, translator, whistleblower, investigation, uncover truth, mystery, fighting the system, dishonesty, state affairs, amateur detective, government agency ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe, london
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Spectre (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: A cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE.
Style: suspense, exciting, entertaining, sexy, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, espionage, british secret service, secret agent, secret service, james bond, 007, heroic mission, assassin, car chase, secret mission, fight scenes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: rome italy, austria, north africa, big ben london, london ...
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Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A deranged media mogul is staging international incidents to pit the world's superpowers against each other. Now 007 must take on this evil mastermind in an adrenaline-charged battle to end his reign of terror and prevent global pandemonium.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret service, spy, espionage, chase, motorcycle, navy, missile, race against time, undercover, gadget, satellite, world domination ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: hamburg germany, china, battleship, england, hong kong ...
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The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1965)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: British agent Alec Leamas refuses to come in from the cold war during the 1960s, choosing to face another mission, which may prove to be his final one.
Style: talky, bleak, realistic, clever, serious ...
Plot: cold war, espionage, spy, secret agents, library, cynicism, iron curtain, atheist, grocer, communist, alcoholic, whiskey ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: england, london, europe, germany, east germany ...
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The Looking Glass War (1970)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: From the John le Carre novel about a British spy who sends a Polish defector to East Germany to verify missile sites.
Style: bleak, serious, talky, realistic, clever ...
Plot: spy, espionage, government agency, secret agents, political conspiracy, working undercover, dishonesty, state affairs, undercover, on the run, cons and scams, chases and races ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: germany, berlin germany, east germany, german democratic republic, england
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The Living Daylights (1987)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 130 min.
Story: James Bond helps a Russian General escape into the west. He soon finds out that the KGB wants to kill him for helping the General. A little while later the General is kidnapped from the Secret Service leading 007 to be suspicious.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kgb, espionage, spy, secret service, chase, escape, orchestra, freedom fighter, cello, airplane, adventure, assassination ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: morocco, england, czechoslovakia, afghanistan, africa ...
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Wonder Woman (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, War
Country: USA, China, Hong Kong
Duration: 141 min.
Story: An Amazon princess comes to the world of Man in the grips of the First World War to confront the forces of evil and bring an end to human conflict.
Style: suspense, intense, surprise ending, entertaining, epic ...
Plot: courage, good versus evil, island, justice, adventure, superheroine, chosen one, superhero, war, princess, wartime, mythology ...
Time: 1910s, 2010s, year 1918
Place: paris france, tower bridge london, ottoman empire, belgium, big ben london
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Trench 11 (2017)
Genre: Horror, Thriller, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In the final days of WWI a shell-shocked soldier must lead a mission deep beneath the trenches to stop a German plot that could turn the tide of the war.
Plot: bunker, parasite, soldier, mad scientist, infection, experiment, world war one, warning, underground, winter, autopsy, shotgun ...
Time: year 1918
Place: france
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Unlocked (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Czech Republic, Switzerland, UK, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After failing to apprehend the terrorist behind a Paris attack that claimed dozens of lives, CIA agent Alice Racine is forced to live in London as a caseworker. Her mentor unexpectedly calls her back into action when the CIA discovers that another ...
Style: suspense, surprise ending
Plot: cia, rogue agent, biohazard, terrorism, terrorist, virus, telephone conversation, cia agent, staircase, betrayal, telephone call, female protagonist ...
Time: 2010s, year 2012
Place: big ben london, moscow russia, langley virginia, tower bridge london, paris france
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Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When diabolical genius, Dr. Evil travels back in time to steal superspy Austin Powers's ‘mojo’, Austin must return to the swingin' '60s himself – with the help of American agent, Felicity Shagwell – to stop the dastardly plan. ...
Style: humorous, light, absurd, satirical, not serious ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: spy, undercover, time travel, parody, good versus evil, cloning, race against time, supermodel, nasa, goofy hero, secret agents, heroic mission ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 90s, 1960s, year 1969 ...
Place: seattle washington, big ben london, washington d.c., london
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James Bond Jr. (1991)
Genre: Animation, Action, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: James Bond Jr. is the nephew of the famous international spy. Determined to follow in the footsteps of his famous uncle, James Jr. enrolls in Warfield, a prep school based on the grounds of an old counter intelligence training base in the UK. Along ...
Plot: child spy, surrealism, teenager, spy, school, top secret, scientist, intelligence, mad scientist, gadget, villain, secret agent ...
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Restless (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 180 min.
Story: A young woman finds out that her mother worked as a spy for the British Secret Service during World War II and has been on the run ever since.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating, tense
Plot: espionage, dishonesty, british secret service, spy, war, undercover, government agency, secret agents, betrayal, intrigue, love affair, haunted by the past ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 70s
Place: europe, holland, new mexico
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Licence to Kill (1989)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK, Mexico, USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: James Bond and his American colleague Felix Leiter arrest the drug lord Sanchez who succeeds in escaping and takes revenge on Felix and his wife. Bond knows but just one thing: revenge.
Style: exciting, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: 007, vengeance, murder, espionage, florida keys, corruption, airplane, british secret service, coast guard, cia, adventure, undercover ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: mexico, florida, latin america, caribbean
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Jumpin' Jack Flash (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Terry works for a bank, and uses computers to communicate with clients all over the world. One day she gets a strange message from an unknown source. The message is coded. After decoding the message, Terry becomes embroiled in an espionage ring. ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, dark humor, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: kgb, espionage, mole, computer, cia, race against time, danger, undercover, on the run, verbal byplay, secret agents, daring rescue ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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The Chairman (1969)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An American scientist is sent to Red China to steal the formula for a newly developed agricultural enzyme. What he is not told by his bosses is that a micro-sized bomb has been planted in his brain so that should the mission ever look likely to ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: countdown, spy, cold war, espionage, government agency, secret agents, political intrigue, working undercover, chases and races, danger, undercover, politics ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: asia, china, russia, usa, taiwan ...
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Callan (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: David Callan, secret agent, is called back to the service after his retirement, to handle the assasination of a german businessman, but Callan refuses to co-operate until he finds out why this man is marked for death.
Style: surprise ending, suspense, ambiguous ending
Plot: tower of london, lobotomy, war game, toy soldier, hospital, pub, vomiting, shot in the head, revolver, anti hero, suspicion, pistol whip ...
Place: tower bridge london
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Licensed to Love and Kill (1979)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A British secret agent sent to America to rescue a nobleman comes up against an evil genius who is replacing people in important positions with clones who will do his bidding.
Plot: spy, secret agent, lake, espionage, assassin, intelligence, undercover agent, sword, fight, helicopter, mad scientist, boat ...
Place: england
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Hide and Seek (1964)
Genre: Action, Thriller, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A professor of astronomy helping on a missile development program. An old friend of his is a Russian chess champion. The Russian is working with shady businessman Marek and they plan to kidnap the professor and make it look as though he has defected ...
Plot: british police, iron curtain, communist, british intelligence, professor, cold war, defector, train, secret agent, espionage
Time: 1950s
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From Hong Kong with Love (1975)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Hong Kong, UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Bons baisers de Hong Kong (From Hong Kong with Love) is a 1975 French film directed by Yvan Chiffre. It is a parody of James Bond movies featuring Les Charlots with scenes shot in Hong Kong. Mickey Rooney featured in the film as well as Bernard Lee ...
Plot: airplane, queen, car chase, kidnapping, millionaire, parody, gun, spy, comedy team, secret agent, british, kidnapper ...
Place: hong kong
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The Glory Boys (1984)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Two ideologically-disparate terrorists (one from the PLO, one from the IRA) meet up in London to assassinate a visiting Israeli nuclear scientist. An alcoholic ex-government agent (Anthony Perkins) is brought out of retirement to track them down.
Plot: car chase, torture, airport, scientist, irish republican army, terrorist, israeli, palestinian, boarding house, british intelligence, assassination attempt
Place: france
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Number One Gun (1990)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Number One Gun
Plot: spy, mission, gadget, gadget car, villain, fight, helicopter, car, intelligence, women, villainess, espionage ...
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The Coldest City (2017)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, Sweden, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An undercover MI6 agent is sent to Berlin during the Cold War to investigate the murder of a fellow agent and recover a missing list of double agents.
Style: surprise ending, sexy, atmospheric, suspense, harsh ...
Plot: double agent, undercover agent, cold war, spy, shooting, bisexual woman, sexy woman, blonde, brutality, man fights a woman, vodka, undercover ...
Time: year 1987, year 1989
Place: germany, east berlin east germany, europe, berlin germany, east berlin ...
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The Brothers Grimsby (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Wrongfully accused and on the run, a top MI6 assassin joins forces with his long-lost, football hooligan brother to save the world from a sinister plot.
Style: not serious, humorous, exciting, realistic, gross out humor ...
Plot: spy, parody, farce, vulgarity, on the run, stupidity, soccer, secret agents, espionage, sibling relationship, gun, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: england, northern england, uganda, santiago chile, south africa
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