Movies like A Most Wanted Man

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A Most Wanted Man (2014)
 6.8
 73K
A Most Wanted Man (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Germany
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A Chechen Muslim illegally immigrates to Hamburg and becomes a person of interest for a covert government team which tracks the movements of potential terrorists.
Style: bleak, thought provoking, tense, clever, melancholic, suspenseful, atmospheric, stylized, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: espionage, terrorism, immigrants, muslim, intelligence, who to trust, surveillance, investigation, haunted by the past, mysterious character, betrayal, society, government agency, spy, manipulation, inheritance, manhunt, war on terror, donation, torture, world politics, character study, graphic violence, danger, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: germany, hamburg germany, berlin germany, middle east

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Most similar movies to A Most Wanted Man

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and tense films with plots about betrayal, secrets, corruption, dialogue, murder, mentor and greed mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like A Most Wanted Man: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011), Homeland (2011), Zero Dark Thirty (2012), Syriana (2005), Traitor (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, France, Germany
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In the bleak days of the Cold War, espionage veteran George Smiley is forced from semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet mole within his former colleagues at the heart of MI6.
Style: tense, bleak, twists and turns, non-linear, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, cold war, spy, double agent, government agency, british intelligence, investigation, mole, betrayal, kgb, secret service, torture ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, budapest, england, budapest hungary, hungary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.3
 314K
Homeland (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
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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: cia, terrorism, espionage, top secret, explosion, investigation, danger, surveillance, spy, treason, paranoia, muslim ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, usa, virginia, iraq, iran ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
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: tense, suspenseful, realistic, rough, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, cia, manhunt, military, swat team, espionage, assassination, al qaeda, 9/11, terrorist, explosion, helicopter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2009, 2000s, september 11 2001 ...
Place: pakistan, middle east, iraq, langley virginia, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 126K
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: thought provoking, tense, realistic, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: terrorism, cia, capitalism, globalization, espionage, politics, corruption, spy, danger, political conspiracy, political unrest, deal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, lebanon, persia, usa, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Movie in collections
 7.0
 56K
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: twists and turns, exciting, suspenseful, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, terrorism, faith, traitor, bomb, prison, working undercover, undercover, religion, islam, dishonesty, uncover truth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1978
Place: sudan, london, toronto ontario canada, madrid, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Falcon and the Snowman (1985)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Mexico
Duration: 131 min.
Story: The true story of a disillusioned military contractor employee and his drug pusher childhood friend who became walk-in spies for the Soviet Union.
Style: tense, realistic, captivating, serious, psychological ...
Plot: espionage, treason, undercover, double agent, buddies, dishonesty, society, political conspiracy, cold war, spy, satellite, smuggling ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, california, united states, mexico, soviet union ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Secret Agent (1996)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: London of the late 19th century is a haven for political exiles of all sorts - refugees, partisans, anarchists. Verloc has made his living spying for the Russian goverment, an agent provacateur of sorts, while simultaneously providing information to ...
Style: psychological, realistic, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Plot: espionage, terrorism, secret agents, bomb, police inspector, politics, state affairs, undercover, mentally challenged, dishonesty, danger, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1880s, 1930s ...
Place: london, england, europe, scotland, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Our Kind of Traitor (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A young Oxford academic and his attorney girlfriend holiday on Antigua. They bump into a Russian millionaire who owns a peninsula and a diamond watch. He wants a game of tennis. What else he wants propels the lovers on a tortuous journey to the City ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: tennis, espionage, betrayal, couple relations, undercover, dishonesty, crimes, family in danger, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, saving a life, teacher ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, morocco, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Movie in collections
 7.3
 139K
Snowden (2016)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: CIA employee Edward Snowden leaks thousands of classified documents to the press.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, clever, tense ...
Plot: espionage, fighting the system, journalism, whistleblower, political thriller, national security, media, surveillance, moral dilemma, cia, idealism, uncover truth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2009, year 2015, year 2013 ...
Place: usa, japan, russia, pakistan, geneva switzerland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.1
 84K
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, disturbing, thought provoking ...
Plot: terrorism, violence, nuclear threat, interrogation, counter terrorism, investigation, fbi, moral dilemma, race against time, torture, right and wrong, manipulation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1965)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: British agent Alec Leamas refuses to come in from the cold war during the 1960s, choosing to face another mission, which may prove to be his final one.
Style: bleak, talky, realistic, clever, serious ...
Plot: cold war, espionage, spy, communist, double agent, court martial, cynicism, iron curtain, grocer, whiskey, library, alcoholic ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: london, england, germany, europe, east germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.0
 58K
Breach (2007)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Eric O'Neill, a computer specialist who wants to be made an agent is assigned to clerk for Robert Hanssen, a senior agent with 25 years in the FBI, and to write down everything Hanssen does. O'Neill's told it's an investigation ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, intense, serious ...
Plot: espionage, spy, double agent, fbi, surveillance, investigation, undercover, betrayal, manipulation, working undercover, special agents, suspicion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2001, 2000s
Place: washington d.c., usa, ussr, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.1
 214K
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: serious, tense, realistic, clever, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, cia, spy, espionage, government agency, intelligence agency, off the grid, torture, danger, bomb, explosion, beating ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, jordan, dubai, amsterdam, turkey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.2
 82K
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: twists and turns, tense, suspenseful, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: terrorism, neo noir, terrorist, paranoia, professor, conspiracy, fbi, uncover truth, bomb, danger, murder, mysterious character ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, washington d.c., west virginia, kansas, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Dirty Pretty Things (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An urban hotel in London is a gathering and flash point for legal and illegal immigrants attempting to cobble together their lives in a new country. The immigrants include Senay, a Turkish woman, and a Nigerian doctor named Okwe who is working as a ...
Style: bleak, thought provoking, suspenseful, tense, harsh ...
Plot: hotel, immigrants, friendship, muslim, blackmail, maid, theft, black market, illegal immigration, surgery, prostitute, social decay ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe, nigeria, turkey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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, conspiracy, u.s. air force, nuclear, politics, secret service, revolution, white house, betrayal, terrorism, espionage, military ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, future, 70s
Place: pentagon, russia, texas, latin america, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The Dancer Upstairs (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A police detective in a South American country is dedicated to hunting down a revolutionary guerilla leader.
Style: atmospheric, tense, captivating, serious, suspense ...
Plot: politics, police detective, investigation, crimes, danger, dance school, political unrest, fighting crime, corruption, ballet, terrorism, teacher ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, spain, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.8
 54K
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 ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: terrorism, politics, cia, kidnapping, terrorist, war on terror, state affairs, government agency, undercover, introspection, senator, police brutality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, chicago illinois, washington d.c., usa, cape town south africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Movie in collections
 7.1
 139K
State of Play (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Handsome, unflappable U.S. Congressman Stephen Collins is the future of his political party: an honorable appointee who serves as the chairman of a committee overseeing defense spending. All eyes are upon the rising star to be his party's ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, realistic ...
Plot: political conspiracy, murder, politics, gunfight, journalism, newspaper, corruption, journalist, congress, assassin, politician, reporter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
The Fifth Estate (2013)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, India, Belgium
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A look at the relationship between WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and his early supporter and eventual colleague Daniel Domscheit-Berg, and how the website's growth and influence led to an irreparable rift between the two friends.
Style: tense, thought provoking, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: computers and web, journalism, politics, whistleblower, uncover truth, internet, rebelliousness, against the rules, war crime, international relations, fighting the system, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2011, year 2007 ...
Place: europe, brussels belgium, pentagon, germany, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Qatar, India
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: thought provoking, tense, realistic, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: wall street, culture clash, 9/11, immigrants, political unrest, family, hopes, dishonesty, american dream, civil rights, danger, starting over ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, pakistan, usa, istanbul turkey, middle east ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.3
 92K
The American (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Dispatched to a small Italian town to await further orders, assassin Jack embarks on a double life that may be more relaxing than is good for him.
Style: atmospheric, stylized, tense, suspense, ambiguous ending ...
Plot: small town, one last job, hitman, prostitute, betrayal, moral dilemma, anti heroes, anti hero, assassination, loner, deadly, intrigue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe, sweden, rome italy, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
The Day of the Jackal (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, France
Duration: 143 min.
Story: An international assassin known as ‘The Jackal’ is employed by disgruntled French generals to kill President Charles de Gaulle, with a dedicated gendarme on the assassin's trail.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, twists and turns ...
Plot: terrorism, conspiracy, politics, hitman, assassination attempt, assassination, serial killer, false identity, law enforcement, sniper rifle, police, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1963, 1960s, 70s
Place: france, paris france, europe, italy, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Movie in collections
 6.2
 22K
Closed Circuit (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A terrorist attack in London results in the capture of suspect Farroukh Erdogan (Denis Moschitto). The attorney general appoints Claudia Simmons-Howe (Rebecca Hall) as special advocate on Erdogan's legal team. On the eve of the trial, ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terrorism, terrorist, legal action, lawyers and clients, state affairs, law enforcement, legal investigation, danger, dishonesty, mistrust, power relations, courtroom drama ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: When two brothers organize the robbery of their parents' jewelry store, the job goes horribly wrong, triggering a series of events that send them and their family hurtling towards a shattering climax.
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: neo noir, robbery, dysfunctional family, debt, blackmail, crime gone awry, jewelry store, crime, crimes, greed, deception, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: new york, usa, rio de janeiro, brazil, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
The Listening (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Estranged by the degree of corporate influence within the largest U.S. listening station in the world, an aging NSA officer defects and mounts a clandestine counter-listening station high in the Italian alps.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, espionage, secret agents, manhunt, on the run, fighting the system, government agency, dishonesty, undercover, danger, rebellion, life turned upside down ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.3
 20K
Cleanskin (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: While working undercover as a bodyguard to arms dealer Harry, former-soldier-turned-secret-service-agent Ewan survives a bloody shootout with a member of an Islamic terrorist cell who steals Harry's briefcase full of Semtex explosives and ...
Style: exciting, tense, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, terrorist, manhunt, undercover, fighting crime, society, rivalry, danger, crimes, deadly, chases and races, conspiracy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england, london, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Shoot on Sight (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Tariq Ali, a Muslim police officer of Scotland Yard, is asked to hunt-down suspected suicide-bombers against the backdrop of July 7 bombings in London. Tariq's task gets complicated as an innocent Muslim is killed by the commando shooters of ...
Style: rough, disturbing, suspenseful, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: terrorism, police investigation, culture clash, religions or cults, life is a bitch, deadly, investigation, husband wife relationship, murder, politics, death, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Death of a President (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A fictional investigative documentary looks back on the "assassination" of George W. Bush and attempts to answer the question of who committed the murder. Perhaps less morbid and disturbing to watch now than during Bush's presidency, ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, disturbing, satirical, stylized ...
Plot: terrorism, politics, assassination, false accusation, state affairs, danger, political conspiracy, sniper, dishonesty, secret service, investigation, president ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, september 11 2001, year 2007, near future ...
Place: washington d.c., chicago illinois, usa, iraq, middle east ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 7.2
 188K
Fracture (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A husband is on trial for the attempted murder of his wife, in what is seemingly an open/shut case for the ambitious district attorney trying to put him away. However, there are surprises for both around every corner, and, as a suspenseful game of ...
Style: twists and turns, suspense, intellectual, enigmatic, serious ...
Plot: murder mystery, mind game, investigation, courtroom drama, manipulation, lawyer, legal investigation, obsession, adultery, perfect crime, guilt, cheating ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%