spies Movies & TV Shows to Watch If You Love The Americans  

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If you’re looking for movies and TV shows like The Americans, you’re in luck. Several excellent programs and films should please The Americans fans. These popular shows, classic films, and modern-era spy thrillers can help you decide what to watch after The Americans' current season ends.

What makes The Americans such a fantastic show? Well, the acting, sure, but also the plot: it follows two KGB spies living in Washington D.C. during the Reagan era. You’ll find several other Cold War spy movies and TV shows here, including Tinker Tailor Solider Spy, From Russia With Love, The Spy Who Loved Me, Homeland, 24, and Deutschland 83. In all these films and television shows, spies are trying to outsmart everyone else.

Enjoy this list of The Americans recommendations, and be sure to vote for all the ones you’ve seen – you’ll be helping fellow Americans fans who are all caught up on the show and looking for some similar entertainment.

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Homeland


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Homeland is an American political thriller television series developed by Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa based on the Israeli series Hatufim, which was created by Gideon Raff. The series stars Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison, a Central Intelligence Agency officer with bipolar disorder, and, from ...more

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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is a 2011 Cold War espionage film directed by Tomas Alfredson. The screenplay was written by Bridget O'Connor and Peter Straughan, based on the 1974 novel of the same name by John le Carré. It stars Gary Oldman as George Smiley, along with Colin Firth, Tom Hardy, John Hurt, ...more

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The Bourne Identity


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The Bourne Identity is a 2002 American-German action spy film adaptation of Robert Ludlum's novel of the same name. It stars Matt Damon as Jason Bourne, a man suffering from extreme memory loss and attempting to discover his true identity amidst a clandestine conspiracy within the Central ...more

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The Night Manager


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Luxury hotel night manager, and former British soldier, Jonathan Pine (Tom Hiddleston) is recruited by Angela Burr (Olivia Colman), an intelligence operative. He is tasked to navigate Whitehall and Washington, D.C. where there is an alliance between the intelligence community and the secret arms ...more

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