Bridge of Spies is still highly requested, even after its February release. Whether it was Mark Rylance’s Academy win for Best Supporting Actor or Spielberg’s phenomenal directing that caught your attention, there’s a chance you were left wanting more. Check out the list below of Movies, T.V. shows, and Audiobooks that are similar to Bridge of Spies.
The Good Shepherd– A newly recruited CIA agent gradually turns suspicious, as he is influenced by the Cold War paranoia present within the office. Eventually, he becomes an influential veteran operative, while his distrust of everyone around him increases. His dedication to his work does not come without a price though, leading him to sacrifice his ideals and eventually his family.
Argo– Based on true-to-life events, follow along as a mid level American agent devises an ingenious yet incredibly risky plan to rescue six Americans, as they were held captive when Iranian militants stormed the American embassy in Tehran. Although Argo takes place during the 1970s, it still bears similarities to the horrors James Donovan (Tom Hanks) faces while attempting to rescue the U.S. pilot captured by the Soviet Union in Bridge of Spies.
Schindler’s List– Although Schindler’s List takes place during the second World War, it is often credited as one of Spielberg’s greatest works. It is the story of Oskar Schindler, a Catholic war profiteer, who risked his life in order to save more than 1,000 Jews during the onset of World War II.
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.
House of Cards– Although House of Cards does not focus on war espionage, it is as equally thrilling. Frank Underwood, a cunning career politician, teams up with an ambitious young journalist to seek revenge on those who betrayed him. Most do not not know, but the Netflix original is a re-imagining of the BBC Masterpiece of the same name.
Tinker Tailor Solider Spy by John le Carré– At the height of the Cold War, a precarious operation goes deadly wrong, and the head of British Intelligence wonders if a double agent is leaking vital secrets. Brought out of retirement to expose the potential mole, master spy George Smiley is the only one who can be trusted to expose one of their own. Check out the film adaptation featuring John Hurt and Gary Oldman.
The Looking Glass War by John le Carré – Follow along as a former military espionage department in London attempts to train an agent for a mission in East Germany. The world into which the agent had been launched contributes to a constant state anxiety. The Looking Glass War is number 4 in the George Smiley Series. Call for the Dead starts the series off.