recommend appropriate pieces
November 5, 2016 8:51 PM - Subscribe

We've watched The Sandbaggers, Smiley's People and Tinker, Tailor, Solider, Spy, The Americans. What else could we include?

I'm thinking of:
Spooks / MI-5
Three Days Of The Condor
Safe House
A Perfect Spy
Danger Man
Deutschland 83
The Good Shepherd
The Game
posted by the man of twists and turns to Stale Beer (6 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Charlie Wilson's War
A Most Wanted Man
The Good Shepherd

posted by the man of twists and turns at 9:28 PM on November 5, 2016 [1 favorite]

The Night Manager, SpyGame, Body of Lies, The Lives of Others, The Mackintosh Man, The Parallax View, Breach, The Debt.
posted by MoonOrb at 11:45 PM on November 5, 2016 [1 favorite]

I really liked The Game.

Spooks/MI5 is more 24 style action-y, but it's still entertaining. There is A LOT of it though if you go with the Brit Spooks (the American MI5 is a handful of excerpted seasons/series from the beginning of the run). Just, uh, don't get too attached to nearly any of the protagonists.
posted by juv3nal at 4:28 PM on February 6, 2017

Hopscotch is a classic Stale Beer spy movie.
posted by carsonb at 9:12 AM on November 24, 2018

Slow Horses! I'll toss a post up, if I can figure out how these club things work.
posted by The corpse in the library at 3:15 PM on December 6, 2019

I feel like Spy Game is underrated in this genre. "What if Redford's character from Sneakers went to Vietnam instead of college/Canada?"
posted by carsonb at 1:25 PM on May 23, 2020

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