Movies and TV shows like Designated Survivor

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Designated Survivor (2016)
 7.5
 73K
Designated Survivor (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Tom Kirkman, a low-level cabinet member is suddenly appointed President of the United States after a catastrophic attack during the State of the Union kills everyone above him in the Presidential line of succession.
Style: exciting, tense, twists and turns, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: usa president, counter terrorism, politics, terrorism, president, marriage, first lady, crimes, investigation, danger, fbi, justice, chases and races, explosion, catastrophe, twists & turns, family relations, weapons, hopes, dialogue, netflix, political thriller, u.s. president, survivor, american politics ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s
Place: washington d.c., usa

Most similar movies to Designated Survivor

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, exciting and realistic films and TV series with plots about danger, crimes, terrorism, investigation, dishonesty, state affairs and heroes mostly in Drama, Thriller and Action genres. Some movies like Designated Survivor: Condor (2018), Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan (2018), 24: Live Another Day (2014), Quantico (2015), The Blacklist (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.8
 10K
Condor (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Young CIA analyst Joe Turner has his idealism tested when he learns that the CIA has been using an algorithm he developed to spy on American citizens, leading the organization to a terrorist plot that threatens the lives of millions. Inspired by ...
Style: exciting, tense, captivating, twists and turns
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, government conspiracy, murder, investigation, political thriller, danger, crimes, dialogue, twists & turns, fight scenes, weapons, gunfight ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: When CIA analyst Jack Ryan stumbles upon a suspicious series of bank transfers his search for answers pulls him from the safety of his desk job and catapults him into a deadly game of cat and mouse throughout Europe and the Middle East, with a ...
Style: serious, exciting, captivating, suspense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, terrorism, agent, espionage, investigation, outsmarting, danger, shooting, intelligence, ex marine, murder, conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
24: Live Another Day (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: Jack Bauer comes out of hiding in London to head off a massive terrorist attack while being hunted down by American forces dispatched by President James Heller.
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hacker, cia, president, terrorism, terrorist, treason, international relations, characters in danger, life risking, save the day, on the run, killings ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 57K
Quantico (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: A diverse group of recruits has arrived at the FBI Quantico Base for training. They are the best, the brightest and the most vetted, so it seems impossible that one of them is suspected of masterminding the biggest attack on New York City since 9/11.
Style: twists and turns, tense, surprise ending, realistic
Plot: fbi, recruit, investigation, terrorist attack, fbi agent, terrorism, secret, false identity, terrorist, attack, bonding, flashback ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Movie in collections
 8.0
 188K
The Blacklist (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Raymond "Red" Reddington, one of the FBI's most wanted fugitives, surrenders in person at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. He claims that he and the FBI have the same interests: bringing down dangerous criminals and terrorists. In ...
Style: tense, captivating, exciting, serious, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fbi, master criminal, special agents, danger, unlikely partners, manipulations, investigation, partners, terrorism, law enforcement, mind game, intrigue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.3
 466K
Prison Break (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Due to a political conspiracy, an innocent man is sent to death row and his only hope is his brother, who makes it his mission to deliberately get himself sent to the same prison in order to break the both of them out, from the inside out.
Style: tense, suspenseful, exciting, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, prison life, fugitives, escape, confined, scheme, conspiracy, chases and races, fbi, self sacrifice, manhunt, fighting the system ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 8.3
 169K
24 (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: 24 is an American television series produced for the Fox network and syndicated worldwide, starring Kiefer Sutherland as Counter Terrorist Unit agent Jack Bauer. Each 24-episode season covers 24 hours in the life of Bauer, using the real time method ...
Style: stylized, twists and turns, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, special agents, terrorist plot, race against time, revenge, double agent, government agency, against the rules, secret service, interrogation, treason, undercover ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.5
 27K
24 (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Former federal agent Jack Bauer confronts African dictator Benjamin Juma, whose forces have been ordered to capture the children Bauer oversees for malicious military training.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: heroes, special agents, politics, police corruption, political unrest, danger, chases and races, secret agents, state affairs, dishonesty, daring rescue, tough heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa, washington d.c., usa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.0
 13K
S.W.A.T. (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Follows a locally born and bred S.W.A.T. lieutenant who is torn between loyalty to the streets and duty to his fellow officers when he's tasked to run a highly-trained unit that's the last stop for solving crimes in Los Angeles.
Style: tense, twists and turns, exciting, captivating, suspense
Plot: swat team, gunfight, crimes, friendship, danger, adventure, fight scenes, heroes, explosion, chase, police investigation, twists & turns ...
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.7
 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, muslim, counter terrorism, murder, fbi, investigation, save the day, rivalry, political conspiracy, danger, rebellion, undercover ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe, usa, africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 15K
SEAL Team (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: The lives of the elite Navy Seals as they train, plan and execute the most dangerous, high-stakes missions our country can ask.
Style: captivating, suspense, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: swat team, military, gunfight, terrorism, soldier, war, friendship, team, u.s. military, investigation, firearm, dialogue ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Prison Break: The Final Break (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The movie covers the events which occurred in between the downfall of The Company and the finale of the series. It details the arrest and incarceration of Sara Tancredi, the final escape plan which Michael devises for Sara. It also reveals the ...
Style: twists and turns, exciting, suspenseful, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: prison, daring rescue, self sacrifice, escapades, crimes, fbi, twists & turns, runaway, prison escape, vengeance, happy ending, conspiracy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: florida, israel, new jersey, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Eve of Destruction (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 176 min.
TV show
Story: Two scientists attempt to discover a new unlimited energy resource, but their experiment is sabotaged by eco-terrorists. A black hole is then formed and could destroy the world ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, tense, exciting, suspense ...
Plot: terrorism, save the world, escapades, experiment gone awry, chaos, danger, heroes, black hole, science runs amok, catastrophe, chaos and mayhem, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 1K
E-Ring (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: E-Ring is an American television military drama, created by Ken Robinson and David McKenna and executive produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, that premiered on NBC on September 21, 2005. The title of the show refers to the structure of The Pentagon, which ...
Style: captivating, rough, suspenseful, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: military, undercover, fighting the system, rebellion, politics, workplace, danger, state affairs, terrorism, chain of command, swat team, workplace situations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pentagon, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 11K
SIX (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Action drama series inspired by the real missions of Navy SEAL Team Six.
Style: exciting, twists and turns, tense, captivating, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: navy, veteran, terrorism, military, swat team, danger, crimes, adventure, twists & turns, heroes, violence, brutality ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: conspiracy, crimes, uncover truth, graphic violence, family relations, society, danger, state affairs, corporate crimes, dishonesty, left to die, military
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders is a drama about the specialized International Division of the FBI tasked with solving crimes and coming to the rescue of Americans who find themselves in danger while abroad.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: special agents, investigation, profiler, danger, crimes, fbi, intelligence, forensics, team, human nature, world spanning, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Movie in collections
 7.2
 8K
Crisis (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: When Washington's most powerful players are pulled into an international conspiracy, an unlikely puppeteer will bring everyone from CEOs to The President of the United States to their knees by threatening the things they hold most dear.
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, tense, serious, exciting ...
Plot: secret service, hostage, fbi, special agents, kidnapping, conspiracy, secret service agent, confined, betrayal, parents and children, family relations, hostage situation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.0
 312
Threat Matrix (2003)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Threat Matrix is a 2003 American drama television series. It lasted 16 episodes. The plot consisted of the events in a United States Homeland Security anti-terrorism unit, led by Special agent John Kilmer. The title of the show refers to a report ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting, realistic
Plot: special agents, terrorism, prodigy, undercover, political conspiracy, danger, law enforcement, chases and races, rivalry, mute or deaf, government agency, state affairs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Shades of Blue (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Sexy New York detective and single mother Harlee Santos fell in with a tight-knit group of dirty cops, taking bribes and protection money that she uses to provide the best life for her honest, talented daughter. But when she's trapped by the ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense, twists and turns
Plot: working undercover, fbi, police corruption, police detective, police investigation, law enforcement, dirty cop, single mother, dishonesty, crimes, undercover, moral dilemma ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.7
 9K
FBI (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The New York office of the FBI brings to bear all their talents, intellect and technical expertise on major cases in order to keep their city and the country safe.
Style: tense, disturbing, suspense, exciting, twists and turns
Plot: fbi, female protagonist, danger, partners, crimes, catastrophe, exploding building, propaganda, violence, federal bureau of investigation, fbi agent, police investigation
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
State of Affairs (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Each day the President is faced with dozens of life and death decisions, and to prioritize the biggest international crises facing the country, one top CIA analyst - Charleston Tucker - assembles the President's Daily Briefing. This list of ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: cia, politics, national security, spies, workplace situations, state affairs, dead son, white house, female protagonist, spy, death, usa president ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Movie in collections
 7.0
 38K
Alcatraz (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Alcatraz is an American television series created by Elizabeth Sarnoff, Steven Lilien and Bryan Wynbrandt, and produced by J. J. Abrams and Bad Robot Productions. The series premiered on Fox on January 16, 2012, as a mid-season replacement. ...
Style: captivating, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: prison, uncover truth, investigation, time travel, crimes, disappearance, warden, manhunt, police investigation, island, prison life, existence paradox ...
Time: contemporary, 60s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 4.4
 741
Killer Wave (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 175 min.
TV show
Story: Suddenly the US east coast is hit by a type of natural disaster formerly reserved, except after a major earthquake, for the Pacific and Indian ocean rims: tidal waves of the destructive tsunami type. Scientist and fiction author John McAdams attends ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, serious, captivating, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the run, undercover, danger, rescue, save the day, forces of nature, race against time, investigation, adventure, save the world, catastrophe, conspiracy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.2
 4K
Agent X (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Hidden from the view of the public - and even from the President - there is a top secret agent who is trained and ready to serve, deployed only at the careful discretion of the Vice President.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret agents, politics, heroic mission, state affairs, undercover, heroes, vice president, spy, strong female presence, secret agent, daughter
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.9
 9K
Missing (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Czech Republic
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Becca Winstone learns that her son, Michael, disappears while studying abroad, and it's a race against time when she travels to Europe to track him down. A surprising turn of events reveals just how far one mother will go to protect her ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns
Plot: search, kidnapping, conspiracy, track down, parents and children, investigation, crimes, disappearance, retired, danger, heroes, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.0
 2K
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, exciting ...
Plot: missing person, investigation, disappearance, search, haunted by the past, mystery, mission, conspiracy, victim, journalist, politics, suicide ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: atlanta
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, exciting, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: memory loss, conspiracy, terrorist, cia agent, cia, secret agents, who to trust, secret service, danger, dishonesty, life is a bitch, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 4.0
 432
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, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: political conspiracy, save the day, politics, undercover, danger, crimes, terrorism, state affairs, dishonesty, rivalry, murder, assassination ...
Time: contemporary
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%