Movies like Rendition

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Rendition (2007)
 6.8
 52K
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: rough, serious, tense, suspenseful, disturbing, realistic, thought provoking, dramatic, intense, interesting ...
Plot: politics, cia, terrorism, kidnapping, undercover, government agency, state affairs, senator, police brutality, war on terror, surveillance, moral dilemma, danger, conspiracy, cruelty, torture, disappearance, drowning, extradition, terrorist, intelligence, family disapproval, suicide, confined, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, usa, north africa, washington d.c., chicago illinois, cape town south africa, israel ...

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Most similar movies to Rendition

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and tense films with plots about politics, state affairs, terrorism, corruption, betrayal, murder and secrets mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Rendition: Syriana (2005), Unthinkable (2010), Body of Lies (2008), Prisoners (2013), A Mighty Heart (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.9
 120K
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: tense, realistic, clever, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: cia, globalization, terrorism, bomb, politics, corruption, espionage, suicide, assassination, capitalism, cover up, self sacrifice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, lebanon, usa, switzerland, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 80K
Unthinkable (2010)
Genre: Crime, 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, violence, investigation, fbi, moral dilemma, nuclear threat, race against time, torture, right and wrong, manipulation, counter terrorism, nuclear bomb ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.1
 198K
Body of Lies (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
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: tense, realistic, serious, clever, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, spy, cia, espionage, government agency, danger, torture, off the grid, track down, bomb, intelligence agency, beating ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, jordan, dubai, manchester england, syria ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 8.1
 517K
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, bleak, psychological, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: kidnapping, missing child, police investigation, investigation, disappearance, crime, torture, brutality, revenge, vigilantism, maze, vigilante ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 6.7
 26K
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, realistic, emotional, suspenseful, factual ...
Plot: murder, loss of spouse, investigation, politics, friendship, faith, kidnapping, journalism, execution, muslim, fbi, new love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 1990s
Place: pakistan, middle east, manhattan new york city, israel, afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.6
 197K
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, tense, factual, based on true events ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, assassination, politics, revenge, terrorism, murder, jewish, vengeance, secret agents, morality, justice, paranoia ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1972
Place: middle east, europe, israel, lebanon, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
A Dry White Season (1989)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 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: biting, realistic, rough, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: racism, legal action, crimes, state affairs, life is a bitch, interracial relations, discrimination, injustice, rebellion, legal, fighting the system, society ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: south africa, africa, canada, england, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 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: suspenseful, tense, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: espionage, betrayal, cold war, kgb, nato, cia, dishonesty, mole, state affairs, chases and races, secret agents, rebellion ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1962
Place: cuba, new york, france, usa, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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, psychological, disturbing, bleak, stylized ...
Plot: assassination, politics, senator, investigation, murder, corruption, neo noir, political corruption, political conspiracy, reporter, political intrigue, deadly ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, seattle, usa, seattle washington, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, cia, track down, retirement, espionage, special agents, secret agents, danger, undercover, revenge, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, kenya, romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, serious, suspense, intense ...
Plot: cold war, u.s. air force, politics, secret service, conspiracy, revolution, white house, betrayal, terrorism, military, espionage, race against time ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, future
Place: pentagon, russia, texas, latin america, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 4.9
 302
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: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, revolution, politics, undercover, bomb, environmentalism, terrorism, deadly, heroes, danger, crimes, state affairs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.0
 112K
The Kingdom (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, United Arab Emirates
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, fbi, special agents, chase, track down, team, hunt down, torture, prince, disfigurement, deception ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: saudi arabia, middle east, washington d.c., usa, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 4.1
 420
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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: save the day, state affairs, crimes, rivalry, politics, political conspiracy, human nature, assassination, terrorism, danger, undercover, heroes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.8
 44K
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: thought provoking, realistic, serious, suspenseful, factual ...
Plot: cia, political conspiracy, newspaper, crumbling marriage, price of justice, state affairs, relationship vs career, fighting the system, journalism, family in crisis, life turned upside down, righting the wronged ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2003, year 2001, year 1991 ...
Place: usa, iraq, africa, jordan, dubai ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: serious, bleak, realistic, psychological, disturbing
Plot: terrorism, revolution, politics, political corruption, prisoner, politician, tyranny, government, crimes, corrupted ruler, soldier, danger ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.3
 116K
Snowden (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Germany, USA, UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: CIA employee Edward Snowden leaks thousands of classified documents to the press.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, thought provoking, suspenseful ...
Plot: whistleblower, espionage, fighting the system, journalism, surveillance, idealism, moral dilemma, government agency, state affairs, against the rules, uncover truth, media ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012, year 2011, 2010s ...
Place: usa, russia, maryland, geneva switzerland, virginia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.2
 76K
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: tense, suspenseful, psychological, bleak, twists and turns ...
Plot: terrorism, paranoia, murder, bomb, politics, neighbor, fbi, blueprint, terrorist, professor, obsession, radical ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, kansas, washington d.c., st. louis missouri, west virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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, psychological, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: politics, war, terrorist, propaganda, state affairs, idealism, conservative, behind enemy lines, society, hopes, soldier, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: afghanistan, usa, california, iran, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Qatar
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In New York, a Pakistani native finds that his American Dream has collapsed in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, serious, captivating ...
Plot: wall street, 9/11, culture clash, immigrants, family, discrimination, globalization, dehumanization, american dream, protest, muslim, mistrust ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, pakistan, istanbul turkey, middle east ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.0
 53K
Traitor (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When straight arrow FBI agent Roy Clayton heads up the investigation into a dangerous international conspiracy, all clues seem to lead back to former U.S. Special Operations officer, Samir Horn.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, suspense, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, terrorism, fbi, faith, undercover, traitor, prison, working undercover, bomb, track down, danger, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1978
Place: sudan, marseille, washington d.c., chicago illinois, nova scotia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.4
 2K
Deterrence (1999)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The President of the United States must deal with an international military crisis while confined to a Colorado diner during a freak snowstorm.
Style: tense, suspenseful, disturbing, talky, realistic ...
Plot: politics, international crisis, state affairs, political unrest, leadership, apocalypse, nuclear threat, chaos, danger, president, nuclear war, nuclear bomb ...
Time: 21st century, future, contemporary, year 2008, near future ...
Place: colorado, usa, iraq, korea, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.2
 37K
Fear (1996)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A 16 year old girl takes up with a charming young man who quickly shows his colors when he beats a friend simply for walking with her and then goes totally ballistic after she tries to break up with him.
Style: suspenseful, rough, sexual, psychological, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: obsession, dangerous attraction, psychopath, danger, rivalry, teenager, dishonesty, couples, crimes, terrorizing, virginity, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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: exciting, suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, sniper, espionage, terrorism, conspiracy, surveillance, murder, helicopter, undercover, race against time, analyst, terrorist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s, year 2001 ...
Place: russia, manhattan new york city, big ben london, afghanistan, moscow russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.3
 331
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, suspense ...
Plot: terrorism, dishonesty, kidnapping, vengeance, secret agents, computers and web, state affairs, deadly, political intrigue, fighting the system, society, political conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Domino Killings (1977)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: UK, USA, Mexico
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Tucker is a chronic underachiever and a loser. A Vietnam war veteran who just can't seem to keep out of trouble, in the years since his discharge. The only thing he got out of the war was his skill with a rifle. Now, serving a long stretch in ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination, prison, crimes, chases and races, state affairs, secret agents, protagonist as suspect, witnessing a crime, confined, espionage, terrorism, political conspiracy ...
Time: 70s
Place: asia, vietnam, europe, spain, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Good Shepherd (2006)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 167 min.
Story: Edward Wilson, the only witness to his father's suicide and member of the Skull and Bones Society while a student at Yale, is a morally upright young man who values honor and discretion, qualities that help him to be recruited for a career in ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, tense ...
Plot: cold war, spy, cia, espionage, betrayal, invasion, double agent, politics, suspicion, patriotism, intrigue, idealism ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 60s, 50s, 1950s ...
Place: cuba, usa, congo, africa, latin america ...
⇓ 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: realistic, bleak, disturbing, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: terrorism, politics, freedom, friendship, bomb, self sacrifice, jewish, occupation, muslim, suicide, israeli palestinian conflict, poverty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, middle east, palestine, palestinian authority, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: talky, tense, realistic, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: politics, political intrigue, election, campaign, loyalty, intern, presidential campaign, political corruption, morality, power struggle, talented, state affairs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ohio, usa, cincinnati ohio, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Twilight's Last Gleaming (1977)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, West Germany
Duration: 146 min.
Story: A renegade USAF general, Lawrence Dell, escapes from a military prison and takes over an ICBM silo near Montana and threatens to provoke World War 3 unless the President reveals details of a secret meeting held just after the start of the Vietnam ...
Style: rough, disturbing, realistic, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, assassination, frame up, false accusation, vengeance, psychopath, dishonesty, political intrigue, heroes, deadly, fighting the system, government agency ...
Place: vietnam, asia, montana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%