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Rendition (2007)
 6.8
 51K
Rendition (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: When an Egyptian terrorism suspect "disappears" on a flight from Africa to Washington DC, his American wife and a CIA analyst find themselves caught up in a struggle to secure his release from a secret detention facility somewhere outside the US.
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, disturbing, thought provoking, tense, dramatic, intense, interesting ...
Plot: politics, cia, kidnapping, torture, terrorism, senator, intelligence, terrorist, extradition, drowning, disappearance, surveillance, government agency, war on terror, government, cruelty, terror, hijacking, police brutality, politician, introspection, state affairs, undercover, moral dilemma, suicide ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, usa, north africa, chicago illinois, washington d.c., israel, egypt ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and tense films with plots about politics, murder, terrorism, state affairs, danger, corruption and death mostly in Thriller, Drama and War genres. Some movies like Rendition: Syriana (2005), Unthinkable (2010), Zero Dark Thirty (2012), Body of Lies (2008), Prisoners (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 6.9
 118K
Syriana (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The Middle Eastern oil industry is the backdrop of this tense drama, which weaves together numerous story lines. Bennett Holiday is an American lawyer in charge of facilitating a dubious merger of oil companies, while Bryan Woodman, a ...
Style: realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious, clever ...
Plot: cia, globalization, assassination, politics, bomb, capitalism, corruption, espionage, terrorism, political corruption, suicide, bribery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, lebanon, europe, persia, switzerland ...
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100%
 7.1
 79K
Unthinkable (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A convert to Islam sends the U.S. government a tape showing him in three nondescript storage rooms, each of which may contain a nuclear bomb set to detonate in less than a week. Helen Brody, an FBI agent in L.A., is tasked with finding the bombs ...
Style: psychological, rough, suspense, brutal, disturbing ...
Plot: terrorism, investigation, fbi, race against time, violence, moral dilemma, torture, nuclear threat, manipulation, counter terrorism, right and wrong, nuclear bomb ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 157 min.
Story: A chronicle of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after the September 2001 attacks, and his death at the hands of the Navy S.E.A.L. Team 6 in May, 2011.
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, talky, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, cia, military, terrorism, track down, assassination, navy, torture, surveillance, helicopter, espionage, 9/11 ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2011, 2000s, 2010s ...
Place: pakistan, middle east, iraq, paris france, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.1
 194K
Body of Lies (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The CIA’s hunt is on for the mastermind of a wave of terrorist attacks. Roger Ferris is the agency’s man on the ground, moving from place to place, scrambling to stay ahead of ever-shifting events. An eye in the sky – a satellite link – ...
Style: clever, realistic, tense, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, espionage, cia, spy, government agency, secret agents, danger, track down, off the grid, intelligence agency, beating, torture ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: jordan, middle east, dubai, syria, saudi arabia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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 8.1
 496K
Prisoners (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 153 min.
Story: When Keller Dover's daughter and her friend go missing, he takes matters into his own hands as the police pursue multiple leads and the pressure mounts. But just how far will this desperate father go to protect his family?
Style: suspenseful, tense, bleak, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: kidnapping, missing child, investigation, police investigation, disappearance, crime, brutality, revenge, torture, vigilantism, vengeance, moral ambiguity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Parallax View (1974)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An ambitious reporter, investigating a senator's assassination, realizes witnesses to the shooting are systematically dying and discovers a multi-million dollar corporation which serves as a front for the recruitment of political assassins.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, stylized, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: assassination, politics, senator, corruption, investigation, murder, neo noir, reporter, political conspiracy, political corruption, assassination attempt, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, seattle, usa, seattle washington, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.6
 194K
Munich (2005)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: France, Canada, USA
Duration: 164 min.
Story: During the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, eleven Israeli athletes are taken hostage and murdered by a Palestinian terrorist group known as Black September. In retaliation, the Israeli government recruits a group of Mossad agents to track down and ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, bleak, tense, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, assassination, secret agents, revenge, politics, terrorism, vengeance, murder, jewish, justice, morality, tragedy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1972
Place: europe, israel, middle east, lebanon, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Land of the Blind (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A soldier recounts his relationship with a famous political prisoner attempting to overthrow their country's authoritarian government.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, disturbing, psychological
Plot: terrorism, prisoner, government, tyranny, politician, political corruption, revolution, politics, injustice, fighting the system, crimes, danger ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 6.7
 25K
A Mighty Heart (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Based on Mariane Pearl's account of the terrifying and unforgettable story of her husband, Wall Street Journal reporter Danny Pearl's life and death.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: execution, kidnapping, friendship, journalism, politics, murder, investigation, loss of spouse, death, fbi, faith, marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, 2000s
Place: pakistan, middle east, israel, manhattan new york city, afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.8
 6K
Black Sunday (1977)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: An Israeli anti-terrorist agent must stop a disgruntled Vietnam vet cooperating in a plot to commit a terrorist plot at the Super Bowl.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, chase, race against time, stadium, political intrigue, crimes, danger, deadly, state affairs, rescue, chases and races, gunfight ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: florida, miami, usa, washington d.c., beirut lebanon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 4.8
 301
The Insurgents (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Set in a post-9/11 America, four Americans come together to build a truck bomb and plan to detonate it on a target in the U.S. Highlighting the days leading up to the event.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bomb, soldier, politics, revolution, undercover, terrorism, crimes, danger, deadly, state affairs, criminal heroes, prostitute ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.8
 42K
Fair Game (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Wife and mother Valerie Plame (Naomi Watts) has a double life as a CIA operative, hiding her vocation from family and friends. Her husband, Joseph Wilson (Sean Penn), writes a controversial article in The New York Times, refuting stories about the ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, thought provoking, tense ...
Plot: cia, political conspiracy, newspaper, family in crisis, fighting the system, politician, secret service, journalism, dishonesty, state affairs, government agency, secret agents ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1985, year 1972, year 1995 ...
Place: iraq, usa, africa, jordan, thailand ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.3
 15K
Topaz (1969)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: A French intelligence agent becomes embroiled in the Cold War politics first with uncovering the events leading up to the 1962 Cuban Missle Crisis, and then back to France to break up an international Russian spy ring.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: espionage, cold war, betrayal, cia, nato, kgb, politics, secret agents, chases and races, dishonesty, state affairs, undercover ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1962
Place: cuba, new york, france, europe, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
A Dry White Season (1989)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Taking place during the 1976 Soweto uprising, the story follows a white school teacher whose life and values are threatened when he asks questions about the death of a young black boy who died in police custody.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, thought provoking, disturbing ...
Plot: racism, discrimination, injustice, fighting the system, crimes, society, life is a bitch, legal action, interracial relations, legal, rebellion, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976
Place: south africa, africa, canada, england, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: bleak, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: politics, parade, terrorism, torture, investigation, folk, dedicated lawyer, assassination, cover-up, uncover truth, political corruption, political intrigue ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: ireland, england, europe, northern ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.4
 7K
Five Fingers (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Martijn, an idealistic Dutch pianist, travels to Morocco to help start a food program for malnourished children. Within moments of his arrival, however, Martijn is abducted by a group of terrorists, injected with a debilitating drug, and imprisoned. ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, torture, terrorist, kidnapping, chess, hostages, race against time, airport, missing person, chases and races, confined, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: morocco, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Dying of the Light (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Bahamas, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Evan Lake, a veteran CIA agent, has been ordered to retire. But when his protégé uncovers evidence that Lake's nemesis, the terrorist Banir, has resurfaced, Lake goes rogue, embarking on a perilous, intercontinental mission to eliminate his ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, cia, secret agents, special agents, retirement, espionage, track down, chases and races, danger, law enforcement, undercover, race against time ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, kenya, romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Seven Days in May (1964)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A U.S. Army general alerts the president of a planned military coup against him.
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: cold war, white house, politics, conspiracy, secret service, political thriller, kidnapping, coup, desert, u.s. air force, revolution, chief of staff ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, future
Place: pentagon, russia, texas, latin america, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Russia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Jack Ryan, as a young covert CIA analyst, uncovers a Russian plot to crash the U.S. economy with a terrorist attack.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, cia, sniper, secret agents, conspiracy, surveillance, u.s. marine, murder, heroes, terrorism, air disaster, analyst ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s, year 2003 ...
Place: russia, pennsylvania, manhattan new york city, afghanistan, moscow russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.3
 327
Confess (2005)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: political thriller that charts the exploits of disillusioned ex-hacker Terell Lessor. A return to New York, coupled with a humiliating attempt at getting a new job, serves as the catalyst for him to take action against those who slighted him in the ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, surprise ending ...
Plot: terrorism, secret agents, espionage, fighting the system, vengeance, political conspiracy, political corruption, political intrigue, campaign, dishonesty, rivalry, state affairs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The 9/11 Commission Report (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Independent writer-director Leigh Slawner helms this chilling dramatization of the findings laid out in the best-selling 9/11 Commission Report, a document that sought to analyze the circumstances surrounding coordinated terrorist attacks against ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, bleak, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, september 11 2001, terrorist, investigation, world trade center, americana, deadly, state affairs, chaos, uncover truth, politics, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, israel, pakistan, washington d.c., manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.0
 22K
The Contender (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Political thriller about Laine Hanson's nomination and confirmation as Vice President. An allegation that she was involved in a sexual orgy at the age of 19 is leaked to the press. As pressure mounts on Laine, she's torn between fighting ...
Style: talky, realistic, suspense, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: politics, white house, vice president, idealism, sexism, strong sexual content, head of state, government, sex scandal, political intrigue, campaign, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, virginia, ohio, washington d.c., california
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.2
 75K
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: suspenseful, tense, suspense, psychological, twists and turns ...
Plot: paranoia, murder, terrorism, bomb, professor, neighbor, politics, blueprint, terrorist, fbi, obsession, uncover truth ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c., west virginia, st. louis missouri, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 4.1
 416
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: government agency, save the day, terrorism, political conspiracy, crimes, danger, deadly, state affairs, assassination, human nature, politics, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Lions for Lambs (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Three stories told simultaneous in ninety minutes of real time: a Republican Senator who's a presidential hopeful gives an hour-long interview to a skeptical television reporter, detailing a strategy for victory in Afghanistan; two special ...
Style: serious, thought provoking, realistic, psychological, reflective ...
Plot: war, politics, conservative, propaganda, state affairs, idealism, republican, manipulation, behind enemy lines, helicopter, teachers and students, journalism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: afghanistan, usa, iran, california, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.0
 110K
The Kingdom (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A team of U.S. government agents is sent to investigate the bombing of an American facility in the Middle East.
Style: realistic, exciting, serious, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, investigation, special agents, chase, fbi, track down, hunt down, team, military, explosions, gunfight, police ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: saudi arabia, middle east, washington d.c., usa, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Ides of March (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Dirty tricks stand to soil an ambitious young press spokesman's idealism in a cutthroat presidential campaign where 'victory' is relative.
Style: clever, talky, realistic, tense, serious ...
Plot: politics, political intrigue, campaign, presidential campaign, intern, election, political corruption, loyalty, idealism, innocence lost, corruption, morality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ohio, usa, cincinnati ohio, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Kidnapping of the President (1980)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A South American quasi-revolutionary/guerilla/terrorist and a misled, admiring girl compatriot manage to kidnap the U.S. President during a diplomatic visit to Toronto. With a nondescript armored truck, crudely yet somehow elaborately rigged with ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, politics, terrorism, armored car, head of state, hostages, special agents, chases and races, confined, danger, state affairs, secret agents ...
Time: 70s
Place: canada, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.6
 3K
Live Wire (1992)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Danny O'Neill is a bomb disposal expert assigned to a case where terrorists have developed an "invisible" liquid explosive which is activated within the human body.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bomb, extramarital affair, terrorist, explosive, senator, assassination, terrorism, police investigation, politics, bomb threat, government agency, master criminal ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.5
 21K
Paradise Now (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Palestine, France, Germany, Netherlands, Israel
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Paradise Now is filmed from the perspective of two Palestinian men who are preparing to perform a suicide attack in Israel. This is the first film to deal with the subject of suicide bombers.
Style: bleak, realistic, disturbing, serious, tense ...
Plot: terrorism, friendship, israeli palestinian conflict, politics, muslim, freedom, occupation, self sacrifice, bomb, jewish, suicide, political unrest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, middle east, palestine, palestinian authority, tel aviv israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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