Movies like Body of Lies

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Body of Lies (2008)
 7.0
 227K
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 – watches Ferris. At the other end of that real-time link is the CIA’s Ed Hoffman, strategizing events from thousands of miles away. And as Ferris nears the target, he discovers trust can be just as dangerous as it is necessary for survival.
Style: serious, tense, realistic, clever, rough, suspenseful, suspense, intense, exciting, enigmatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, spy, cia, espionage, government agency, intelligence agency, cia agent, torture, bomb, secret agents, track down, divorce, deception, nurse, death, mystery, terrorist, terrorist attack, moral ambiguity, terror, architect, secret service, mentor, sacrifice, army ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, jordan, dubai, syria, turkey, europe, amsterdam ...

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Most similar movies to Body of Lies

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, realistic, serious and suspense films with plots about murder, danger, betrayal, conspiracy, gun, espionage and cia mostly in Thriller, Action and Drama genres. Some movies like Body of Lies: Zero Dark Thirty (2012), Green Zone (2010), Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan (2018), Safe House (2012), The Kingdom (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: tense, suspenseful, realistic, rough, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, cia, manhunt, military, swat team, espionage, al qaeda, 9/11, terrorist group, assassination, terrorist, helicopter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2009, year 2005, year 2003 ...
Place: pakistan, middle east, iraq, baghdad iraq, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 136K
Green Zone (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK, France, Spain, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: During the U.S.-led occupation of Baghdad in 2003, Chief Warrant Officer Roy Miller and his team of Army inspectors were dispatched to find weapons of mass destruction believed to be stockpiled in the Iraqi desert. Rocketing from one booby-trapped ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, rough, thought provoking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, iraq war, cia, swat team, pow, army, soldier, deception, gulf war, investigation, patriotism, military ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2003, 2000s
Place: iraq, middle east, baghdad iraq, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, twists and turns, suspense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, terrorism, agent, espionage, investigation, cia agent, conspiracy, intelligence, outsmarting, murder, chase, spy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., langley virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Malta, Morocco
Duration: 144 min.
Story: An American Ambassador is killed during an attack at a U.S. compound in Libya as a security team struggles to make sense out of the chaos.
Style: intense, realistic, suspense, suspenseful, harsh ...
Plot: rescue mission, mercenary, navy seal, war, courage, gunfight, swat team, cia agent, cia, tough guy, embassy, heroism ...
Time: year 2012, 2010s, year 2011, 21st century
Place: libya, langley virginia, pentagon, iraq, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.7
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Safe House (2012)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: South Africa, USA, Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A dangerous CIA renegade resurfaces after a decade on the run. When the safe house he's remanded to is attacked by mercenaries, a rookie operative escapes with him. Now, the unlikely allies must stay alive long enough to uncover who wants them ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: cia, gunfight, espionage, cia agent, mercenary, on the run, secret agents, fistfight, corruption, secret service, betrayal, who to trust ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: cape town south africa, africa, south africa, paris france, langley virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
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The Kingdom (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A team of U.S. government agents is sent to investigate the bombing of an American facility in the Middle East.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, twists and turns, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, special agents, investigation, terrorist, muslim, deception, explosions, fbi, chase, interrogation, evidence, loss of friend ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, saudi arabia, usa, washington d.c., iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.9
 130K
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: cia, terrorism, capitalism, globalization, espionage, spy, politics, corruption, deal, political unrest, political conspiracy, bomb ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, usa, lebanon, persia, switzerland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Numbers Station (2013)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, Belgium, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When the moral values of a longtime wetwork black ops agent is tested during his last operation, he receives an unfavorable psych evaluation. Now he is given a break and a seemingly uncomplicated assignment of simply protecting the security of a ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, tense, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, undercover, survival, woman in danger, assassination, vengeance, adaptation, betrayal, happy ending, secret service, confined, special agents ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, nevada, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.5
 224K
Munich (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, France
Duration: 164 min.
Story: During the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, eleven Israeli athletes are taken hostage and murdered by a Palestinian terrorist group known as Black September. In retaliation, the Israeli government recruits a group of Mossad agents to track down and ...
Style: rough, bleak, suspenseful, tense, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, terrorism, mossad, secret agents, vengeance, hostage, murder, assassination, jewish, politics, terrorist, justice ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1972
Place: middle east, europe, israel, lebanon, munich germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.0
 155K
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: tense, suspenseful, rough, suspense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, spy, espionage, mentor, working undercover, rescue, terrorist, undercover, bribery, race against time, secret agents, government agency ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s
Place: china, washington d.c., germany, berlin germany, hong kong ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Russia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Jack Ryan, as a young covert CIA analyst, uncovers a Russian plot to crash the U.S. economy with a terrorist attack.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, espionage, secret agents, terrorism, sniper, surveillance, undercover, conspiracy, race against time, analyst, undercover agent, political conspiracy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, year 2003, 2000s ...
Place: russia, london, new york, afghanistan, big ben london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 135K
The Recruit (2003)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Switzerland
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A brilliant CIA trainee must prove his worth at the Farm, the agency's secret training grounds, where he learns to watch his back and trust no one.
Style: surprise ending, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: cia, spy, double agent, basic training, surveillance, recruit, mole, hotshot hero, recruitment, espionage, betrayal, traitor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., boston, usa, miami, langley virginia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
In the Line of Fire (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Veteran Secret Service agent Frank Horrigan is a man haunted by his failure to save President Kennedy while serving protection detail in Dallas. Thirty years later, a man calling himself "Booth" threatens the life of the current President, ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret service, bodyguard, obsession, assassination attempt, election, undercover, gunfight, stalking, usa president, government agency, rivalry, terrorism ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., los angeles, usa, phoenix arizona, dallas texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 56K
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, cia, kidnapping, terrorist, war on terror, introspection, state affairs, government agency, undercover, senator, police brutality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 111K
Patriot Games (1992)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: When CIA Analyst Jack Ryan interferes with an IRA assassination, a renegade faction targets Jack and his family as revenge.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
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Time: 90s, 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 31K
Strike Back (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: The series follows John Porter, a former British Special Forces soldier, who is drafted back into service by Section 20, a fictional branch of the Secret Intelligence Service.
Style: heroic, exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: swat team, soldier, mission, terrorist, top secret, heroes, daring rescue, heroic mission, teamwork, military, army, sergeant ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, afghanistan, iraq, pakistan, africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
The Sum of All Fears (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 124 min.
Story: When the president of Russia suddenly dies, a man whose politics are virtually unknown succeeds him. The change in political leaders sparks paranoia among American CIA officials, so CIA director Bill Cabot recruits a young analyst to supply insight ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough ...
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Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century, 70s, 2000s ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Collateral Damage (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Firefighter Gordon Brewer is plunged into the complex and dangerous world of international terrorism after he loses his wife and child in a bombing credited to Claudio 'The Wolf' Perrini.
Style: exciting, realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Shooter (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A marksman living in exile is coaxed back into action after learning of a plot to kill the president. Ultimately double-crossed and framed for the attempt, he goes on the run to track the real killer and find out who exactly set him up, and why.
Style: exciting, intense, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sniper, conspiracy, one man army, corruption, fbi, frame up, false accusation, patriotism, cover up, u.s. president, swat team, master warrior ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, philadelphia, baltimore, ethiopia, langley virginia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 58K
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, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Good Shepherd (2006)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 167 min.
Story: Edward Wilson, the only witness to his father's suicide and member of the Skull and Bones Society while a student at Yale, is a morally upright young man who values honor and discretion, qualities that help him to be recruited for a career in ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, tense ...
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Time: 1940s, 60s, 50s, 20th century, 1930s ...
Place: cuba, usa, washington d.c., berlin germany, congo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
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Fair Game (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Wife and mother Valerie Plame (Naomi Watts) has a double life as a CIA operative, hiding her vocation from family and friends. Her husband, Joseph Wilson (Sean Penn), writes a controversial article in The New York Times, refuting stories about the ...
Style: realistic, thought provoking, serious, suspenseful, factual ...
Plot: cia, newspaper, political conspiracy, secret agents, crumbling marriage, fighting the system, state affairs, relationship vs career, price of justice, journalism, society, government agency ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2002, year 2001, year 1995 ...
Place: usa, iraq, washington d.c., africa, cairo egypt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 34K
Unlocked (2017)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Czech Republic, Switzerland, UK, USA, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After failing to apprehend the terrorist behind a Paris attack that claimed dozens of lives, CIA agent Alice Racine is forced to live in London as a caseworker. Her mentor unexpectedly calls her back into action when the CIA discovers that another ...
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, suspense, surprise ending ...
Plot: cia agent, female spy, cia, female warrior, rogue agent, biohazard, timebomb, spy, spy mission, terrorism, betrayal, deception ...
Time: 2010s, year 2012
Place: buckingham palace, big ben london, paris france, langley virginia, tower bridge london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Dying of the Light (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Bahamas, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Evan Lake, a veteran CIA agent, has been ordered to retire. But when his protégé uncovers evidence that Lake's nemesis, the terrorist Banir, has resurfaced, Lake goes rogue, embarking on a perilous, intercontinental mission to eliminate his ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Spooks: The Greater Good (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: During a handover to the head of counter-terrorism of MI5, Harry Pearce, a terrorist escapes custody. When Harry disappears soon after, his protégé is tasked with finding out what happened as an impending attack on London looms, and eventually ...
Style: realistic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Osterman Weekend (1983)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The host of an investigative news show is convinced by the CIA that the friends he has invited to a weekend in the country are engaged in a conspiracy that threatens national security in this adaptation of the Robert Ludlum novel.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Plot: betrayal, espionage, conspiracy, undercover, murder, family, threat, rescue, manhunt, voyeurism, agent, cia ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.3
 57K
Proof of Life (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Alice hires a professional negotiator to obtain the release of her engineer husband, who has been kidnapped by anti-government guerrillas in South America.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, sentimental, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: terrorism, hostage, kidnapping, rescue, group of criminals, jungle, mercenary, insurance, ransom, daring rescue, confined, gain trust ...
Time: 90s
Place: latin america, london, south america, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The November Man (2014)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An ex- CIA operative is brought back in on a very personal mission and finds himself pitted against his former pupil in a deadly game involving high level CIA officials and the Russian president-elect.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, secret agents, espionage, undercover, save the day, heroes, secret service, conspiracy, spy, dishonesty, law enforcement, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2008, 2010s, 2000s
Place: switzerland, montenegro, usa, moscow russia, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.3
 43K
Bastille Day (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, France, USA, Belgium, Luxembourg, China, Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Michael Mason is an American pickpocket living in Paris who finds himself hunted by the CIA when he steals a bag that contains more than just a wallet. Sean Briar, the field agent on the case, soon realises that Michael is just a pawn in a much ...
Style: exciting, intense, tense, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: pickpocket, terrorism, rogue agent, cia, cia agent, bomb, investigation, thief, criminal, espionage, gunfight, surveillance ...
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 4.5
 24K
Redemption Day (2021)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Having just returned home, decorated U.S. Marine Captain Brad Paxton's wife, Kate, is kidnapped by a terrorist group while working in Morocco. He is forced back into action for a daring and deadly operation to save the woman he loves.
Style: suspense, exciting, disturbing, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: swat team, terrorist, battles, vengeance, navy seal, secret agents, military, violence, heroes, soldier, murder, leader ...
Time: contemporary, 2020s
Place: syria, usa, new york, washington d.c., algeria ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%