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Designated Survivor (2016)
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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, captivating, twists and turns, suspenseful
Plot: politics, usa president, terrorism, counter terrorism, crimes, danger, investigation, first lady, marriage, twists & turns, chases and races, catastrophe, dialogue, fbi, explosion, justice, president, weapons, family relations, hopes, flashback, american politics, political thriller, u.s. president
Time: contemporary, 2010s
Place: washington d.c., usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, exciting, serious and tense films and TV series with plots about danger, investigation, crimes, murder, dishonesty, terrorism 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), SEAL Team (2017), 24 (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: suspenseful, serious, exciting, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, hacker, cia, president, treason, international relations, forgery, save the day, on the run, counter terrorism, tough heroes, life risking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 5K
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, twists and turns, tense, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, investigation, government conspiracy, political thriller, dialogue, heroes, fight scenes, weapons, twists & turns, crimes, danger, gunfight ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 8K
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: exciting, captivating, twists and turns, tense, suspense
Plot: swat team, chase, gunfight, police investigation, crimes, adventure, weapons, fight scenes, twists & turns, heroes, friendship, danger ...
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 9K
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: captivating, exciting, suspense, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, soldier, war, danger, psychologist, firearm, gunfight, swat team, terrorism, family relations, friendship, dialogue ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 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: clever, serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: heroes, special agents, redemption, race against time, chases and races, danger, daring rescue, politics, political unrest, tough heroes, dishonesty, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 91K
Altered Carbon (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: After 250 years on ice, a prisoner returns to life in a new body with one chance to win his freedom: by solving a mind-bending murder.
Style: futuristic, tense, exciting, suspenseful, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, investigation, distant future, virtual reality, yakuza, resistance fighter, police, murder, female nudity, deception, twists & turns, hitman ...
Time: future
⇓ 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: twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, exciting, tense ...
Plot: hostages, special agents, fbi, conspiracy, family relations, secret service, hostage situation, kidnapping, confined, investigation, betrayal, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, chase, escapades, murder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Movie in collections
 8.4
 269K
Homeland (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: CIA officer Carrie Mathison is tops in her field despite being bipolar, which makes her volatile and unpredictable. With the help of her long-time mentor Saul Berenson, Carrie fearlessly risks everything, including her personal well-being and even ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, captivating, twists and turns ...
Plot: terrorism, cia, explosion, investigation, espionage, spy, danger, intrigue, treason, marines, surveillance, paranoia ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, usa, iraq, virginia, america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.9
 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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: terrorism, politics, intrigue, election, political conspiracy, mystery, crimes, danger, dishonesty, state affairs, government, power ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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: twists and turns, exciting, tense, captivating, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, veteran, navy, terrorism, crimes, adventure, danger, violence, flashback, heroes, twists & turns, multiple storylines ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: prison, uncover truth, investigation, crimes, island, disappearance, police investigation, time travel, manhunt, prison life, alcatraz, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 60s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 8.4
 160K
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: stylized, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.7
 733
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 8.1
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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, serious, clever, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Queen of the South (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
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, suspense, suspenseful, twists and turns, captivating
Plot: drug cartel, crimes, danger, drugs/alcohol, adventure, shooting, captivity, adaptation, runaway, twists & turns, weapons, vengeance ...
Place: mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 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, exciting, serious, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: government agency, conspiracy, missing person, mystery, space and aliens, investigation, chases and races, state affairs, buried truth, nobody believes, cia, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Covert One: The Hades Factor (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 160 min.
Story: Academy Award winner Mira Sorvino, Academy and Golden Globe Award winner Anjelica Huston and Stephen Dorff star in this nail-biting tale of action and intrigue about members of an elite undercover team who race against time to locate the source of a ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, rough, suspense
Plot: spy, virus, undercover, investigation, race against time, terrorism, bio weapon, plague, chases and races, terror, adventure, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: maryland, seattle washington, berlin germany, paris france, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Movie in collections
 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, danger, destiny, redemption, father daughter relationship, ham radio, murder, serial killer, twists & turns ...
Time: 2010s, year 1996
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 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: mind bending, tense, serious, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: small town, investigation, confined, adaptation, apocalypse, danger, secret service agent, transformation, society, beast, family relations, multiple storylines ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, idaho
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 8.4
 413K
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, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, prison life, fugitives, confined, manhunt, chases and races, escape, fbi, scheme, fighting the system, self sacrifice, win over ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.7
 53K
Quantico (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
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, surprise ending, tense, realistic
Plot: fbi, secret, investigation, recruit, false identity, attack, terrorist, terrorist attack, terrorism, bonding, fbi agent, flashback ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.5
 12K
Legends (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, suspenseful, twists and turns, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: special agents, undercover, working undercover, fbi, secret identity, espionage, government agency, mysterious character, betrayal, state affairs, on the run, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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, danger, uncover truth, dishonesty, life is a bitch, who to trust, secret service, chases and races, state affairs, cia agent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, realistic, tense, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: cia, politics, national security, usa president, state affairs, workplace situations, white house, female protagonist, dead son, spies, death, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.9
 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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, rough
Plot: terrorism, government agency, special agents, special agent, terrorist, law enforcement, state affairs, undercover, mute or deaf, prodigy, political conspiracy, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 8.4
 66K
The Americans (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Set during the Cold War period in the 1980s, The Americans is the story of Elizabeth and Philip Jennings, two Soviet KGB officers posing as an American married couple in the suburbs of Washington D.C. and their neighbor, Stan Beeman, an FBI ...
Style: captivating, exciting, atmospheric, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: secret agents, fbi, espionage, kgb, working undercover, double life, undercover, surveillance, parents and children, family relations, double agent, government agency ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: soviet union, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: exciting, suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, daring rescue, escapades, self sacrifice, crimes, twists & turns, fbi, runaway, woman in danger, prison escape, vengeance, happy ending ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: florida, israel, new jersey, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.3
 26K
Alphas (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Five ordinary people with superhuman physical and mental abilities are brought together to form one extraordinary team of Alphas. Operating within the U.S. Department of Defense, the team investigates cases that point to others with Alpha abilities.
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, suspense, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural ability, investigation, crimes, superhuman powers, experiment, psychic, danger, government agency, supernatural, heroes, mind control, enemy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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, light, twists and turns, tense, exciting
Audience: girls' night, boys' night
Plot: private investigator, deception, friends, family relations, crimes, relationship problems, twists & turns, investigation, love, dysfunctional relationship, danger, betrayal ...
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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