Movies and TV shows like Designated Survivor

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Designated Survivor (2016)
 7.7
 56K
Designated Survivor (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: politics, terrorism, usa president, counter terrorism, president, marriage, first lady, crimes, investigation, danger, fbi, justice, chases and races, explosion, dialogue, catastrophe, twists & turns, family relations, hopes, weapons, political thriller, u.s. president, american politics, flashback
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, exciting, serious and twists and turns films and TV series with plots about danger, crimes, investigation, murder, dishonesty, chases and races and state affairs mostly in Drama, Thriller and Action genres. Some movies like Designated Survivor: 24: Live Another Day (2014), Condor (2018), S.W.A.T. (2017), 24 (2008), Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan (2018). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
24: Live Another Day (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
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: serious, suspenseful, exciting, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, hacker, cia, president, treason, forgery, international relations, tough heroes, life risking, characters in danger, save the day, shooting ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 6K
Condor (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, twists and turns, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, investigation, government conspiracy, political thriller, danger, murder, crimes, dialogue, fight scenes, weapons, twists & turns, heroes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 9K
S.W.A.T. (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
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: twists and turns, tense, exciting, captivating, suspense
Plot: swat team, martial arts, gunfight, police investigation, fight scenes, weapons, adventure, crimes, danger, twists & turns, heroes, friendship ...
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 25K
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, suspenseful, rough, exciting, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: heroes, special agents, politics, revolution, danger, political unrest, chases and races, secret agents, police corruption, state affairs, daring rescue, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa, usa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: exciting, serious, captivating, suspense, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, cia, agent, intelligence, espionage, investigation, danger, shooting, mind game, analyst, chase, conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 8K
Crisis (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: tense, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, exciting ...
Plot: hostages, fbi, secret service, special agents, conspiracy, kidnapping, parents and children, confined, betrayal, family relations, hostage situation, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.8
 1K
Blue Eyes (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 60 min.
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, suspenseful, serious
Plot: politics, terrorism, intrigue, mystery, state affairs, crimes, political conspiracy, danger, dishonesty, election, election campaign, government ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 8.1
 154K
The Blacklist (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
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: captivating, exciting, tense, clever, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fbi, secret, special agents, crimes, intrigue, investigation, master criminal, danger, mind game, manipulations, unlikely partners, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Movie in collections
 8.4
 162K
24 (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
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: exciting, serious, twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: special agents, terrorism, race against time, double agent, government agency, against the rules, secret service, undercover, treason, interrogation, one man army, revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.3
 9K
SIX (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: military, veteran, navy, terrorism, danger, adventure, crimes, heroes, violence, twists & turns, dialogue, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Queen of the South (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Spain, Malta, Mexico
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Teresa flees Mexico after her drug-runner boyfriend is murdered. Settling in Dallas, she looks to become the country's reigning drug smuggler and to avenge her lover's murder.
Style: exciting, captivating, twists and turns, suspense, suspenseful
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.8
 3K
Rush Hour (2016)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: The series follows Detective Carter, a radical LAPD detective, and Detective Lee, a by-the-book detective from Hong Kong, as they are forced into forming an unlikely partnership
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, light, twists and turns
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: buddy cop, police detective, police investigation, partners, twists & turns, hand to hand combat, revenge, car chase, friendship, gang, betrayal, danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, psychological, exciting ...
Plot: investigation, fbi, crimes, danger, special agents, profiler, forensics, intelligence, team, human nature, police investigation, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.7
 734
The Grid (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 266 min.
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, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, muslim, murder, counter terrorism, fbi, cia, good versus evil, political conspiracy, law enforcement, espionage, race against time, kidnapping ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 8.3
 276K
Homeland (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
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Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, captivating, twists and turns ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, usa, virginia, iraq, langley virginia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.0
 37K
Alcatraz (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
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, twists and turns, serious ...
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Time: contemporary, 60s, 20th century, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.3
 9K
Tin Star (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The story of Jim Worth, an expat British police officer starting a new life with his family as police chief in Little Big Bear, an idyllic town near the Rocky Mountains. When his small town is overrun by migrant workers from a massive new oil ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, exciting, rough, suspense
Plot: family relations, revenge motive, rocky mountains, justice, danger, crimes, life is a bitch, death, small town sheriff, threat, abduction, murder
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.5
 12K
Legends (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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Style: serious, exciting, twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Movie in collections
 7.0
 25K
The Event (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: The Event is an emotional, high-octane conspiracy thriller that follows Sean Walker, an everyman who investigates the mysterious disappearance of his would-be fiancée Leila, and unwittingly begins to expose the biggest cover-up in U.S. history.
Style: mind bending, serious, captivating, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
State of Affairs (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
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, tense, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: family outing
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 8.4
 425K
Prison Break (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 44 min.
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: suspenseful, tense, exciting, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, prison life, fugitives, confined, escape, chases and races, scheme, fbi, manhunt, self sacrifice, fighting the system, win over ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
XIII: The Series (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 45 min.
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, secret agents, secret service, danger, dishonesty, who to trust, uncover truth, life is a bitch, white house, state affairs, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.2
 9K
The Catch (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Strong and successful Alice Martin is a fraud investigator who's about to be the victim of fraud by her fiancé. Between her cases, she is determined to find him before it ruins her career.
Style: captivating, exciting, tense, light, twists and turns
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: private investigator, dysfunctional relationship, relationship problems, twists & turns, friends, love, family relations, crimes, investigation, obsession, betrayal, dialogue ...
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Movie in collections
 6.0
 309
Threat Matrix (2003)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Plot: terrorism, government agency, law enforcement, political conspiracy, state affairs, chases and races, special agents, mute or deaf, prodigy, undercover, rivalry, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.5
 48K
Wayward Pines (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Imagine the perfect American town... beautiful homes, manicured lawns, children playing safely in the streets. Now imagine never being able to leave. You have no communication with the outside world. You think you're going insane. You must be ...
Style: tense, mind bending, serious, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: small town, investigation, confined, danger, society, youth, beast, secret service agent, apocalypse, adaptation, isolation, transformation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, idaho
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Book of Jer3miah (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Story: A college freshman, Jeremiah Whitney, accepts the undertaking to protect a mysterious Mesoamerican box. When Jeremiah's parents are mysteriously murdered, Jeremiah learns that he is the target of a frightening conspiracy. Every facet of his ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, spiritual, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: chase, youth, danger, destiny, young heroes, life turned upside down, dishonesty, disorder, heroes, religions or cults, society, college ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.3
 11K
SEAL Team (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
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: suspense, exciting, captivating, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, danger, war, swat team, soldier, psychologist, gunfight, firearm, team, dialogue, friendship, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.5
 3K
Chosen (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Ian Mitchell is a lawyer and father who one day receives a box containing a gun and a picture of a stranger, along with instructions to kill the pictured person. He is subsequently attacked by another stranger, and discovers that he has been chosen ...
Style: realistic, mind bending, serious, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, mind game, rivalry, race against time, disorder, moral dilemma, mystery, who to trust, life turned upside down, family in danger, danger, cat and mouse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.6
 11K
Frequency (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Detective Raimy Sullivan is stunned when a voice suddenly crackles through her father’s old, long-broken ham radio – it’s Frank Sullivan, somehow transmitting over the airwaves and through the decades from 1996. Separated by twenty years, ...
Style: captivating, exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, police detective, investigation, father daughter relationship, danger, destiny, murder, ham radio, redemption, serial killer, twists & turns ...
Time: 2010s, year 1996
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.5
 9K
CSI: Cyber (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: The FBI's team of Cyber Crime Investigators, headed by Special Agent Avery Ryan, works to solve cases involving the dark-net. Avery, a Special Agent in Charge and esteemed Cyber-Psychologist heads up a team, including Senior Special Agent ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fbi, police investigation, profiler, computers and web, partners against crime, riddles and clues, crime, special agents, evidence, danger, workplace, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%