Homeland’s most recent season (season 5) ended this past December, and many are looking forward to the DVD release. If you already had a marathon of the show in preparation and feel a little lost on what to watch next, check out the list below. The list includes movies, t.v. shows, and audiobooks that are similar to the Showtime series.
Prisoners of War– Follow the story of three Israeli soldiers attempting to return to their lives after being captured and held as prisoners of war for 17 years. The writers of Homeland were inspired by the Israeli drama Prisoners of War; watch and compare the two series side-by-side.
The Americans– Secrets can be deadly in this suspenseful thriller about undercover Russian spies in 1980s Washington D.C. As the Cold War escalates, a seemingly typical suburban couple must take extreme measures to continue their mission to keep their true identities hidden. But when an FBI agent moves in across the street, they become ensnared in a pulse-pounding game of cat and mouse.
Covert Affairs– The CIA’s newest field operative is suddenly summoned for active duty one month before training is over, and she is quickly thrown into a shadowy world full of cons, killers, and international crime rings. What she does not know is there is something – or someone – from her past that her bosses want badly enough to put her in harm’s way.
Zero Dark Thirty– Follow along as Zero Dark Thirty chronicles the decade-long search for Osama bin Laden following the September 2001 attacks, and his death at the hands of Navy SEAL Team 6.
Hunt for Red October– A new Soviet sub, the Red October, is heading for the U.S. coast. Government experts think it is planning to attack- that is, all the experts but one. CIA analyst, Jack Ryan, thinks the sub’s commander is planning to defect, but he has only a few hours to find the sub and prove his theory. The movie was adapted from the Tom Clancy novel, check out the audiobook too!
Hurt Locker– 39 days before the end of his deployment, Sergeant Will James is assigned to an army bomb squad stationed in Baghdad. He is put at odds with his squad mates due to his radical way of handling his work.
The Tourist by Olen Steinhauer– Milo Weaver has retired from his days as an undercover agent for the CIA, but new details arise from his old cases that bring him back to his investigations.
The Shadow Factory by James Bamford– Bamford’s focus is a bit tangential from Homeland’s driving plot, but nevertheless, the audiobook focuses on the effects of 9/11 via the NSA.
The Afghan by Frederick Forsyth– The list, for the most part, included all American intelligence agencies either post-9/11 or during the Cold War. Explore how England is involved with the American government post 9/11 with Forsyth’s novel. British and American intelligence are pitted against the nearly impenetrable Al Qaeda terrorism network.