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Secret State (2012)
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Secret State (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: A four-part conspiracy theory drama inspired by Chris Mullen's novel "A Very British Coup". When a devastating industrial accident results in deaths and raises safety questions about the US petrochemical company involved, PM Tom Dawkins becomes aware of an establishment cover up.
Style: twists and turns, serious, tense, clever, realistic, political drama
Plot: politics, political conspiracy, conspiracy, investigation, life is a bitch, political intrigue, uncover truth, crimes, corporate crime, dishonesty, state affairs, corporate crimes, conspiracy theory, price of justice, journalist, massacre, bank, government, british prime minister, evil corporation, prime minister, assassination, corrupt politician, political corruption
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, britain, iran, united kingdom

Most similar movies to Secret State

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and tense films and TV series with plots about dishonesty, crimes, uncover truth, conspiracy, state affairs, investigation and politics mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like Secret State: State of Play (2003), Without You (2011), XIII: The Series (2011), Archangel (2005), Page Eight (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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State of Play (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 312 min.
TV show
Story: A thriller set in London, in which a politician's life becomes increasingly complex as his research assistant is found dead on the London Underground and, in a seemingly unrelated incident, a teenage pickpocket is shot dead.
Style: twists and turns, realistic, tense, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, journalist, journalism, politics, corruption, cover up, conspiracy, political corruption, manipulation, crimes, state affairs, political conspiracy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe, manchester
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Without You (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Ellie's beloved husband is killed in a car accident. A woman was in the car with him and killed too. Who was she? Was he having an affair? Was it an accident?
Style: emotional, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: death of husband, car accident, investigation, uncover truth, life is a bitch, dishonesty, dealing with death, husband wife relationship, mistress, accountant, crimes, strong female presence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
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100%
XIII: The Series (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: After a plot to kill the president of the USA an agent with lost memories tries to recover his life and memories. Others use him to cover up some dirty business involving high ranking officials from the CIA and the White House.
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: memory loss, terrorist, conspiracy, cia, cia agent, secret agents, who to trust, life is a bitch, secret service, uncover truth, dishonesty, state affairs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Archangel (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Set in contemporary Moscow and the frozen northern town of Archangel, the drama revisits the stark landscape of Communist Russia and takes place over four days in the life of academic Fluke Kelso. His fateful meeting with a former Stalinist ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, gloomy ...
Plot: josef stalin, murder, prostitute, uncover truth, investigation, obsession, state affairs, politics, intrigue, soldier, mystery, missing person ...
Time: contemporary, year 1953
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Page Eight (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Page Eight is lovingly turned, with elegant writing, a flawless cast and a heartfelt message from writer/director David Hare about the danger zone where spies and politicians meet. The tension builds gently as we follow the fortunes of Johnny ...
Style: serious, tense, realistic, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: secret service, espionage, government agency, undercover, loss of friend, dishonesty, state affairs, spy, waiter, father daughter relationship, social activist, conspiracy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Hidden (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 57 min.
TV show
Story: When a mysterious lawyer Gina Hawkes turns up asking Harry to find a missing alibi witness for her client he agrees to take on the job but is unwittingly drawn into investigating the death of his brother 20 years ago. Harry quickly finds himself ...
Style: twists and turns, captivating, tense, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: crimes, haunted by the past, conspiracy, lawyer, lawyers and clients, who to trust, legal, political conspiracy, investigation, uncover truth, murder, politics ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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64%
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The Code (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 54 min.
TV show
Story: The Code is a drama series which tells tells the story of two brothers who discover some information that those at the highest levels of political power are determined to keep secret.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: political conspiracy, uncover truth, conspiracy, state affairs, dishonesty, brother brother relationship, investigation, threat, brothers, crimes, journalist, hidden truth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
American Odyssey (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: In this "Traffic"-like action drama, an international conspiracy explodes when three strangers' lives unexpectedly collide - a female soldier, a corporate lawyer and a political activist.
Style: captivating, twists and turns, suspenseful, tense, realistic ...
Plot: conspiracy, crimes, uncover truth, corporate crime, left to die, dishonesty, graphic violence, military, family relations, society, state affairs, corporate crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Blue Eyes (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: High adrenaline Swedish political thriller from the creative talent behind Humans – An extreme right-wing party is heading towards its best election result when the chief of staff at the Justice Department disappears without a trace. Racism, ...
Style: realistic, tense, serious, suspenseful
Plot: terrorism, politics, intrigue, crimes, political conspiracy, mystery, state affairs, election, murder, corruption, government, power ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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The Game (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 59 min.
TV show
Story: London 1972. When a defecting KGB officer, Arkady Malinov, reveals Operation Glass, a devastating Soviet plot that could change the course of the Cold War, Daddy, the head of MI5, assembles a secret team to investigate. As the Soviets awaken a list ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: secret agents, espionage, conspiracy, spy, cold war, undercover, government agency, dishonesty, state affairs, kgb, mi6
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, ussr, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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06/05 (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A fictional version of the events that led to the assassination of the Dutch politician Pim Fortuyn on May 6, 2002. The movie is based upon the book "The sixth of May" by Tomas Ross.
Style: tense, disturbing, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: murder, investigation, uncover truth, political conspiracy, life is a bitch, crimes, fighting the system, politics, assassination, state affairs, dishonesty, conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Able Danger (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Tom Flynn, the idealist owner of a left-leaning radical café/bookstore and the quixotic publisher of a hard hitting 911 conspiracy expose, finds himself entangled with a mysterious Eastern European beauty, Kasia, who is on the run from strong hand ...
Style: neo noir, realistic, serious, suspenseful, political thriller
Plot: uncover truth, fighting the system, investigation, life is a bitch, rebellion, race against time, dishonesty, crimes, undercover, assassination, government agency, politics ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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35%
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Collision (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 201 min.
TV show
Story: Collision is a five-part television drama miniseries, which debuted on ITV & UTV in November 2009. In the same month, it was also on PBS as a series in two parts. It tells the story of a group of strangers whose lives intertwine following a ...
Style: realistic, tense, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns
Plot: police detective, road accident, police investigation, smuggling, police, car accident, life is a bitch, crimes, stranger, mystery, uncover truth, whistleblower ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Shadow Line (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A noir thriller with diverse individuals whose worlds become interwoven after the murder of drug baron Harvey Wratten. From the cop with a bullet in his brain, whose amnesia leaves him doubtful of his own moral compass; to the drug-lord driven by a ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: drug lord, who to trust, police corruption, conspiracy, investigation, uncover truth, hitman, forensics, mysterious character, murder, death, secret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Proof (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, Denmark
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The discovery of a connection between a small-time thief's murder and the death of a crooked accountant, peeks the interest of investigative reporter Terry Corcoran. Further digging leads him into a sordid scandal involving human trafficking, ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: investigation, undercover, uncover truth, journalism, workplace, crimes, fighting crime, legal, media, power relations, price of justice, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Politician's Husband (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: Aiden Hoynes is a senior cabinet minister who has always put his career before family, with the support of Freya, his devoted wife and mother to their two young children. But when Freya's own political career takes off and threatens to ...
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, tense, psychological ...
Plot: politics, betrayal, relationship vs career, political intrigue, ambition, family, blind ambition, state affairs, couples, husband wife relationship, career woman, politician ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Hostages (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Israel
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: The night before a high profile operation on the PM, the surgeon due to perform the procedure is surprised at her family home by four masked men. The gang quickly take control of her and her family and order her to kill the PM.
Style: twists and turns, tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: family relations, political conspiracy, treason, moral dilemma, crimes, parents and children, confined, dishonesty, family in danger, abduction, kidnapping, hostage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Edge of Darkness (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 307 min.
TV show
Story: The mysterious murder of an environmental activist leads her straight-laced father, an Inspector of the local police force, through a haunting revelation of the murkiness of the British Nuclear Policy of the eighties.
Style: tense, captivating, mind bending, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, nuclear, loss of daughter, conspiracy, legal investigation, rules and policies, contamination, cover up, double life, top secret, crimes, amateur detective ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: europe, england, yorkshire, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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The Galíndez File (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, UK, Italy, Portugal, Cuba, France
Duration: 124 min.
Story: On March 12, 1956, Basque Nationalist Jesús de Galíndez Suarez disappears from his apartment in New York, never heard from again. He had been working with the FBI and was about to publish a book critical of Dominican strongman, Trujillo. In 1988, ...
Style: thought provoking, tense, captivating, suspenseful, mind bending ...
Plot: uncover truth, mystery, amateur detective, missing person, life is a bitch, politics, crimes, dishonesty, political conspiracy, price of justice, political corruption, conspiracy ...
Time: year 1988
Place: new york, spain
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30%
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Hostages (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Hostages is an American drama television series that airs on CBS as part of the 2013–14 American television season. The series is based on a similar Israeli series created by Alon Aranya, Omri Givon, and Rotem Shamir which will premiere on October ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: hostage, political conspiracy, surgery, moral dilemma, family in danger, confined, treason, family relations, doctors and patients, surgeon, state affairs, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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30%
Hidden Agenda (1990)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In Ireland, American lawyer Ingrid Jessner and her activist partner, Paul Sullivan, struggle to uncover atrocities committed by the British government against the Northern Irish during the "Troubles." But when Sullivan is assassinated in ...
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, tense, bleak ...
Plot: politics, conspiracy, investigation, terrorism, torture, folk, uncover truth, political intrigue, political corruption, legal, dishonesty, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: ireland, northern ireland, england, europe
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30%
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Mammon (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Norway
Duration: 58 min.
TV show
Story: Peter Verås is an uncompromising journalist in the most respected newspaper in Norway. He makes his life’s biggest mistake when he gets hold of evidence of a financial fraud from an anonymous source. It turns out the evidence points to his own ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: media, journalism, political corruption, uncover truth, crimes, mystery, life turned upside down, conspiracy, life is a bitch, dishonesty, journalist, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway
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29%
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Rubicon (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Rubicon is an American television series that centers on an intelligence analyst at a national think tank in New York City called the American Policy Institute, who discovers that he may be working with members of a secret society that manipulates ...
Style: twists and turns, serious, realistic, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: conspiracy, espionage, undercover, uncover truth, surveillance, boss, government agency, cia, deception, government facility, loner, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Vanished (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Vanished is an American serial drama television series produced by 20th Century Fox. The series premiered on August 21, 2006 on Fox and its last episode aired on November 10, 2006. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, the series begins with the sudden ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, exciting ...
Plot: missing person, investigation, mission, mystery, haunted by the past, disappearance, conspiracy, uncover truth, suspicion, victim, crimes, mysterious character ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: atlanta
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Follow the Money (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Denmark
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: 'Deceived' is about economic crime. About what happens to people when greed and ambition corrupts. The series exposeses viewers into economic crimes complex world. In the banks, the stock exchange and in boardrooms.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: corporate crime, dishonesty, legal investigation, investigation, hopes, legal, corporate crimes, price of justice, uncover truth, cons and scams, greed, police detective ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
I as in Icarus (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The film's plot is based on the Kennedy assassination and subsequent investigation. The film begins with the assassination of President Marc Jarry, who is about to be inaugurated for a second six-year term of office. Henri Volney, state ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, suspenseful, serious, political ...
Plot: political conspiracy, assassination, conspiracy, kennedy assassination, government corruption, investigation, witnessing a crime, crimes, uncover truth, political corruption, dedicated lawyer, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: yale university
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The State Within (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 360 min.
TV show
Story: Ambassador to Washington is the pinnacle of success in the Foreign Office and the position is offered to only the brightest and the best. But Ambassador Mark Brydon finds his skills tested to the limits when, following a major diplomatic incident, ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense, political
Plot: coup d'etat, politics, cover up, terrorism, fbi, manipulation, crimes, workplace, political intrigue, political conspiracy, espionage, conspiracy ...
Place: usa, washington d.c., pentagon, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Enemy Within (1994)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Colonel Casey discovers what appears to be plans by General Lloyd to use fake military excercises to assist Jack Giddings in his plans to remove President Foster from office. Colonel Casey, and President Foster must find evidence that there is a ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic, political thriller
Plot: conspiracy, political conspiracy, terrorism, political corruption, betrayal, state affairs, race against time, government agency, manhunt, undercover, revolution, political intrigue ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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What Remains (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 240 min.
TV show
Story: When the decomposed body of Melissa Young is found by a couple in their new flat, Detective Len Harper is determined to discover what happened to her and why nobody noticed she was missing.
Style: serious, captivating, suspenseful, tense, realistic ...
Plot: murder, who done it, police investigation, multiple suspects, uncover truth, mystery, life is a bitch, one last case, loner, social relations, lesbian, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Trinity (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Trinity is a British drama series which was broadcast on ITV2 from September to November 2009. The series is set in the fictional "Trinity College" of "Bridgeford University", and stars Charles Dance, Claire Skinner, Antonia ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, sinister
Plot: uncover truth, investigation, college, amateur detective, mystery, secret movement, under the surface, intrigue, youth, dishonesty, teenage life, student life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%