Movies like A Most Wanted Man

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A Most Wanted Man (2014)
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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, tense, thought provoking, clever, political, melancholic, suspense, cerebral, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: espionage, spy, terrorism, intelligence, surveillance, secret service, investigation, immigrants, islam, betrayal, manipulation, war on terror, who to trust, world politics, character study, muslim, haunted by the past, mysterious character, intelligence agency, society, government agency, conspiracy, assassination, inheritance, manhunt ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: hamburg germany, germany, middle east, berlin germany

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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, realistic, suspenseful and tense films with plots about corruption, conspiracy, espionage, murder, dialogue, secrets and mentor mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like A Most Wanted Man: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011), Zero Dark Thirty (2012), Homeland (2011), Dirty Pretty Things (2002), Syriana (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 127 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: suspense, thought provoking, tense, bleak, confusing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, cold war, spy, investigation, double agent, british intelligence, mole, secret service, betrayal, government agency, secret agents, surveillance ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, london, england, hungary, istanbul turkey ...
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100%
Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA
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: motivational, suspenseful, tense, suspense, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, cia, espionage, military, manhunt, terrorist, al qaeda, 9/11, terrorist group, spy, torture, swat team ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, september 11 2001, year 2005, year 2003 ...
Place: middle east, pakistan, iraq, baghdad iraq, paris france ...
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100%
 8.3
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Homeland (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
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: espionage, cia, terrorism, spy, investigation, top secret, terrorist, surveillance, government agency, counter terrorism, bipolar disorder, cia agent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, langley virginia, usa, iraq, america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: immigrants, blackmail, hotel, working class, muslim, friendship, illegal immigration, maid, black market, theft, character study, prostitute ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, nigeria, latin america, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: suspense, political, thought provoking, tense, realistic ...
Plot: terrorism, spy, cia, espionage, corruption, capitalism, globalization, politics, oil, conspiracy, political conspiracy, deal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, usa, lebanon, persia, iran ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: talky, realistic, clever, bleak, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: cold war, espionage, spy, british intelligence, iron curtain, double agent, berlin wall, loner, politics, library, cynicism, betrayal ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: east germany, berlin germany, london, england, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Spy Game (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Japan, France, UK
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Veteran spy Nathan Muir is on the verge of retiring from the CIA when he learns that his one-time protégé and close friend, Tom Bishop, is a political prisoner sentenced to die in Beijing. Although their friendship has been marred by bad blood and ...
Style: suspense, tense, suspenseful, stylized, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, espionage, cia, mentor, terrorist, working undercover, secret agents, vietnam war, rescue, undercover, against the rules, race against time ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s
Place: china, washington d.c., shanghai, munich germany, cyprus ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
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Rubicon (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Rubicon is an American television series that centers on an intelligence analyst at a national think tank in New York City called the American Policy Institute, who discovers that he may be working with members of a secret society that manipulates ...
Style: twists and turns, serious, realistic, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: conspiracy, undercover, espionage, uncover truth, analyst, surveillance, boss, spy, government agency, deception, government facility, loner ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, tense, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: terrorism, politics, conspiracy, cia, kidnapping, terrorist, surveillance, torture, war on terror, spy, police brutality, introspection ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, washington d.c., south africa, egypt, iraq ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
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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, suspense, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, terrorism, spy, religion, islam, fbi, bomb, faith, traitor, prison, dishonesty, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1978
Place: london, africa, middle east, israel, sudan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 6.2
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Complicit (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An MI5 officer's attempts to foil a possible terrorist plot are undermined by bureaucracy and moral dilemmas. Will he make the world a safer place or be complicit in making a tense situation even worse?
Style: tense, realistic, serious, captivating, disturbing ...
Plot: terrorism, secret agents, government agency, undercover, moral dilemma, crimes, counter terrorism, terrorist plot, war on terror, investigation, special agents, conspiracy theory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: espionage, spy, cold war, treason, undercover, double agent, political conspiracy, dishonesty, society, buddies, rebellion, drugs ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, california, mexico city, ussr, australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, harsh, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: terrorism, spy, betrayal, espionage, bomb, politics, murder mystery, sabotage, police inspector, russian, conspiracy, secret agents ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1930s, 1880s, 18th century
Place: london, england, scotland, europe, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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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: realistic, thought provoking, clever, factual, political ...
Plot: espionage, fighting the system, internet, hacking, whistleblower, journalism, surveillance, moral dilemma, cia, spy, idealism, cryptography ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2015, year 2012 ...
Place: hong kong, geneva switzerland, japan, usa, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.0
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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: suspense, psychological, rough, disturbing, twists and turns ...
Plot: terrorism, counter terrorism, violence, interrogation, fbi, investigation, torture, nuclear bomb, nuclear threat, spy, race against time, manipulation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.0
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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, realistic, suspenseful, intense, suspense ...
Plot: espionage, spy, investigation, fbi, double agent, surveillance, manipulation, betrayal, special agents, cia, intrigue, suspicion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2001, 2000s
Place: washington d.c., usa, ussr, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, suspense, twists and turns, exciting, entertaining ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: espionage, russian mafia, corrupt politician, assassination, tennis, spy, crimes, betrayal, husband wife relationship, family in danger, justice, teacher ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, paris france, russia, morocco, moscow russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.0
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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, clever, serious, political ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, terrorism, espionage, cia, intelligence agency, cia agent, terrorist, government agency, secret service, torture, bomb, secret agents ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, jordan, syria, israel, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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The Ipcress File (1965)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: This espionage thriller represents a landmark in spy movies introducing the sly, dry intelligence agent Harry Palmer. The story, centers on Palmer's investigation into British Intelligence security. He's soon enmeshed in a world of ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, suspense, exciting, tense ...
Plot: espionage, cold war, spy, conspiracy, brainwashing, double agent, investigation, politics, british, political intrigue, undercover, rivalry ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: london, albania, england, berlin germany, europe ...
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25%
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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: suspense, tense, suspenseful, twists and turns, political ...
Plot: political conspiracy, journalism, conspiracy, politics, newspaper, corruption, reporter, assassination, spy, crimes, investigation, assassin ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, psychological, political, suspense ...
Plot: politics, crimes, investigation, corruption, character study, police detective, dance school, fighting crime, political unrest, teacher, dancing, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, spain, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: thought provoking, tense, political, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: journalism, computers and web, politics, internet, whistleblower, uncover truth, against the rules, rebelliousness, hacking, computer, hacker, propaganda ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2011, 2000s, year 2010 ...
Place: europe, washington d.c., stockholm sweden, middle east, iceland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: suspense, bleak, neo noir, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: robbery, dysfunctional family, sex scene, heist, blackmail, crime gone awry, greed, crimes, adultery, divorce, murder, character study ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, rio de janeiro, brazil, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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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, political, talky, intense ...
Plot: conspiracy, terrorism, politics, assassin, espionage, hitman, terrorist, serial killer, police investigation, terrorist plot, assassination, murder ...
Time: year 1963, 20th century, 70s, 60s
Place: france, paris france, europe, london, vienna ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.2
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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: tense, suspenseful, political, suspense, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terrorism, terrorist, legal action, lawyer, murder, conspiracy, politics, lawyers and clients, dishonesty, state affairs, legal investigation, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, India, 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: thought provoking, tense, emotional, intense, realistic ...
Plot: 9/11, culture clash, family, immigrants, wall street, conspiracy, political unrest, false accusation, american dream, civil rights, starting over, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, pakistan, istanbul turkey, boston, middle east ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, espionage, secret agents, rivalry, on the run, political conspiracy, working undercover, life turned upside down, rebellion, government agency, undercover, fighting the system ...
Time: contemporary
Place: rome italy, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: satirical, stylized, serious, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: terrorism, politics, assassination, sniper, investigation, conspiracy, president, culture clash, brutality, state affairs, political conspiracy, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2007, near future, september 11 2001 ...
Place: iraq, middle east, chicago illinois, usa, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.8
 51K
The East (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: An operative for an elite private intelligence firm finds her priorities irrevocably changed after she is tasked with infiltrating an anarchist group known for executing covert attacks upon major corporations.
Style: tense, suspense, suspenseful, political, tricky ...
Plot: terrorism, fighting the system, anarchist, spy, ecological disaster, environmentalism, fbi, espionage, revenge, radical, undercover, poisoning ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.2
 205K
Fracture (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
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, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder mystery, lawyer, adultery, investigation, courtroom drama, manipulation, legal investigation, mind game, police investigation, obsession, guilt, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%