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The State Within (2006)
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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, he is thrust into a web of tangled relationships and conflicting interests. In a world of high stakes, where manipulation of information means ultimate power, the question is: who can he trust?
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Plot: politics, coup d'etat, terrorism, cover up, fbi, diplomacy, manipulations, manipulation, crimes, political intrigue, political conspiracy, danger, workplace, espionage, conspiracy, dishonesty, deadly, terrorist, government conspiracy, suicide, homosexual, muslim, workplace intrigue, threat, bomb ...
Place: usa, washington d.c., pentagon, iraq

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Most similar movies to The State Within

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and tense films and TV series with plots about state affairs, dishonesty, politics, crimes, danger, terrorism and deadly mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like The State Within: Sleeper Cell (2005), The Grid (2004), Able Danger (2008), Blue Eyes (2014), Days of Terror (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Sleeper Cell (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A chilling and unflinching look at all sides of a complicated issue, focusing on an African-American Muslim who joins an Islamic sleeper terrorist cell in the United States while working undercover for the FBI.
Style: tense, captivating, suspenseful, rough, bleak ...
Plot: muslim, undercover agent, terrorist, undercover, terrorism, danger, heroes, race against time, fbi, chases and races, outsmarting, pretense ...
Place: los angeles, usa, america
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100%
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 744
The Grid (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 266 min.
TV show
Story: A team of American and British counter-terrorists are tasked with stopping a terrorist cell who's operating on a global level.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, counter terrorism, murder, fbi, muslim, save the day, investigation, rivalry, political conspiracy, danger, undercover, race against time ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe, africa, usa ...
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49%
 5.2
 113
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: neo noir, investigation, fighting the system, uncover truth, politics, assassination, crimes, life is a bitch, race against time, undercover, rebellion, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: conspiracy, manhunt, undercover, government agency, race against time, betrayal, state affairs, political corruption, fighting the system, military, dishonesty, special agents ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 1K
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: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: terrorism, politics, intrigue, political conspiracy, crimes, danger, mystery, state affairs, election, murder, corruption, power ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 3.9
 430
Days of Terror (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In the midst of a personal crisis, junior senator Maggie Davidson (Holly) ascertains that she's the subject of a terrorist plot.
Style: tense, captivating, suspense, psychological, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: save the day, political conspiracy, politics, danger, crimes, undercover, terrorism, dishonesty, rivalry, state affairs, murder, human nature ...
Time: contemporary
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 5K
Informer (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Raza, a young second-generation British-Pakistani man from London is coerced by Gabe, a counterterrorism officer, into informing.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense
Plot: snitch, infiltration, undercover, police informant, police, counter terrorism, uncover truth, threat, danger, police investigation, dishonesty, society ...
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.6
 2K
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 ...
Style: twists and turns, serious, realistic, clever, tense ...
Plot: politics, conspiracy, investigation, political conspiracy, life is a bitch, uncover truth, political intrigue, corporate crimes, crimes, state affairs, dishonesty, conspiracy theory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, britain, iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 7.9
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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, realistic, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: conspiracy, undercover, surveillance, boss, uncover truth, espionage, government agency, cia, loner, deception, government facility, prodigy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.8
 838
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: tense, captivating, twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: crimes, haunted by the past, conspiracy, lawyer, who to trust, legal, lawyers and clients, investigation, political conspiracy, politics, murder, uncover truth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 thriller, political corruption, manipulation, crimes, state affairs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe, manchester
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Piazza Fontana: The Italian Conspiracy (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A chronicle of the 1969 bombing at a major national bank in Milan and its aftermath.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, bleak, sincere ...
Plot: terrorism, bomb, police investigation, police detective, political conspiracy, law enforcement, dishonesty, danger, deadly, state affairs, politics, crime ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, year 1969
Place: milan italy, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Windmills of the Gods (1988)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 187 min.
TV show
Story: When Mary Ashley is approached to become ambassador of the United States of America in Romania she does not take the offer because her husband does not want to give up his well-going doctor's office. Shortly afterward Dr. Edward Ashley gets ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful
Plot: professor, doctor, ambassador, dishonesty, state affairs, heroes, politics, danger, political conspiracy, terrorism, assassination attempt, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
Place: romania, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Secret Agent (1996)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: London of the late 19th century is a haven for political exiles of all sorts - refugees, partisans, anarchists. Verloc has made his living spying for the Russian goverment, an agent provacateur of sorts, while simultaneously providing information to ...
Style: psychological, realistic, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Plot: espionage, terrorism, secret agents, bomb, police inspector, politics, state affairs, undercover, mentally challenged, dishonesty, danger, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1880s, 1930s ...
Place: london, england, europe, scotland, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.2
 82K
Arlington Road (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Threats from sinister foreign nationals aren't the only thing to fear. Bedraggled college professor Michael Faraday has been vexed (and increasingly paranoid) since his wife's accidental death in a botched FBI operation. But all that takes ...
Style: twists and turns, tense, suspenseful, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: terrorism, neo noir, terrorist, paranoia, professor, conspiracy, fbi, uncover truth, bomb, danger, murder, mysterious character ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, washington d.c., west virginia, kansas, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
What the Eye Doesn't See (2003)
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama
Country: Peru
Duration: 149 min.
Story: Through out six different and yet parallel stories that take place during the corrupted goverment during the 90s in Peru, Lombardi tells the moral decomposition that ran through all classes and generations of the peruvian society.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, mind bending
Plot: politics, society, crimes, state affairs, dishonesty, political corruption, murder, political unrest, deadly, government, manipulations, manipulation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: peru, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Death of a President (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A fictional investigative documentary looks back on the "assassination" of George W. Bush and attempts to answer the question of who committed the murder. Perhaps less morbid and disturbing to watch now than during Bush's presidency, ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, disturbing, satirical, stylized ...
Plot: terrorism, politics, assassination, false accusation, state affairs, danger, political conspiracy, sniper, dishonesty, secret service, investigation, president ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, september 11 2001, year 2007, near future ...
Place: washington d.c., chicago illinois, usa, iraq, middle east ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Varg Veum - Buried Dogs (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Racial tension is running high in Bergen after a young black asylum seeker dies at the hands of the Police. Shortly afterwards, a right-wing politician is targeted by a gunman at a public rally and his wife is fatally wounded. Another member of the ...
Style: serious, twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Plot: political conspiracy, private detective, dishonesty, state affairs, assassination attempt, deadly, political intrigue, danger, woman in danger, politics, rally, private vs public ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Homeland Security (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Admiral McKee (Tom Skerritt) is retired, when following the events of 9/11 he receives a call from the White House informing him that his commander in chief requires him to serve his country once again. Shortly after this he is sworn into office as ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, danger, save the day, law enforcement, head of state, secret agents, state affairs, deadly, special agents, race against time, heroes, government agency ...
Time: september 11 2001, 90s
Place: afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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The Agency (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Agency is a CBS television drama that followed the inner-workings of the CIA. The series was created by Michael Frost Beckner and was executive produced by Michael Frost Beckner, Shaun Cassidy Productions and Radiant Productions in association ...
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, twists and turns, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, terrorism, cia, undercover, working undercover, secret service, state affairs, deadly, government agency, secret agents, spy, terrorist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, conspiracy, terrorist, cia, ex cia agent, cia agent, secret agents, life is a bitch, who to trust, dishonesty, danger, secret service ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.2
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Closed Circuit (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A terrorist attack in London results in the capture of suspect Farroukh Erdogan (Denis Moschitto). The attorney general appoints Claudia Simmons-Howe (Rebecca Hall) as special advocate on Erdogan's legal team. On the eve of the trial, ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terrorism, terrorist, legal action, lawyers and clients, state affairs, law enforcement, legal investigation, danger, dishonesty, mistrust, power relations, courtroom drama ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.5
 13K
Legends (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Working for the FBI's Deep Cover Operations division, Martin Odum can transform himself into a different person -- whether it's an assignment as a Serbian extremist, a corrupt Chicago police officer, a British special forces colonel, or a ...
Style: serious, exciting, twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: special agents, working undercover, government agency, undercover, fbi, secret identity, espionage, betrayal, state affairs, mysterious character, dishonesty, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Angela's Eyes (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: FBI agent Angela Clinton has the exceptional gift of knowing when someone is lying. She discovered this skill at age 14, when she learned her "average" American parents were actually spies. Attempting to right her parents' wrong, ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Plot: female agent, fbi, investigation, undercover, partners, partners against crime, mystery, treason, haunted by the past, crimes, espionage, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Path to 9/11 (2006)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 240 min.
TV show
Story: The Path to 9/11 was a two-part miniseries that aired in the United States on ABC television from September 10 – 11, 2006, and also in other countries. The film dramatizes the 1993 World Trade Center bombing in New York City and the events leading ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, bleak, atmospheric, realistic
Plot: terrorism, white house, politics, government agency, crimes, danger, deadly, hijacking, head of state, state affairs, dishonesty, revisionist history ...
Time: september 11 2001, 21st century, 90s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, washington d.c.
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26%
 6.9
 1K
Sweeney! (1977)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The film followed the adventures of DI Regan and DS Carter as they became embroiled in a deadly political scandal. One of the leading members of the government, Charles Baker (Ian Bannen) is about to secure a huge deal with OPEC stabilising the ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: politics, police, law enforcement, international crisis, police detective, political intrigue, uncover truth, political conspiracy, bittersweet, dishonesty, state affairs, manipulations ...
Time: 70s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 4.0
 1K
Baltic Storm (2003)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A journalist from Berlin, Germany, and a Swedish lawyer discover the truth behind the sinking of the "MS Estonia" in 1994, where more than 850 people drowned.
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, suspenseful
Plot: conspiracy, escapades, investigation, state affairs, crimes, ocean or sea, terrorism, uncover truth, ocean, dishonesty, journalism, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, russia, estonia, pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Above Suspicion 2: The Red Dahlia (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 47 min.
TV show
Story: D.C.I. Langton takes charge when the body of would-be model Louise Pennell is found,sliced in half and with her mouth mutilated into a smile. D.C. Anna Travis discovers that newspaper journalist Richard Reynolds had received anonymous typed letters ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense
Plot: police detective, murder, crimes, police investigation, law enforcement, strong female presence, danger, serial killer, deadly, media circus, detective inspector, detective sergeant ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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The Code (2014)
Genre: 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, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: political conspiracy, uncover truth, state affairs, dishonesty, brother brother relationship, conspiracy, family relations, siblings relations, sibling relationship
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
No God, No Master (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A plot to overthrow the United States government is uncovered in New York City in the summer of 1919 when William Flynn, a field agent for the Bureau of Investigation, is sent to investigate a bomb threat that has targeted some of America's ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, political drama
Plot: politics, investigation, terrorism, political unrest, society, assassination, law enforcement, crimes, state affairs, danger, assassination attempt, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s, year 1919
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%