Movies like Body of Lies

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Body of Lies (2008)
 7.1
 211K
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, cia, spy, espionage, government agency, intelligence agency, off the grid, torture, danger, bomb, explosion, beating, secret agents, track down, divorce, deception, nurse, cia agent, death, mystery, terrorist, pursuit, moral ambiguity, architect, mentor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, jordan, dubai, syria, turkey, europe, amsterdam ...

Most similar movies to Body of Lies

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and suspense films with plots about murder, danger, betrayal, torture, espionage, terrorism and corruption mostly in Thriller, Action and Drama genres. Some movies like Body of Lies: Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan (2018), The Recruit (2003), Safe House (2012), Green Zone (2010), The Numbers Station (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, captivating, suspense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, terrorism, agent, espionage, investigation, outsmarting, danger, shooting, intelligence, ex marine, murder, conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 128K
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, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: cia, spy, double agent, basic training, espionage, betrayal, hotshot hero, rookie, mole, gunfight, dangerous attraction, state affairs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, washington d.c., usa, peru, miami ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 204K
Safe House (2012)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: South Africa, Japan, USA
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: suspenseful, exciting, rough, intense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: cia, gunfight, espionage, on the run, secret agents, mercenary, corruption, betrayal, who to trust, danger, interrogation, rogue agent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: cape town south africa, africa, south africa, paris france, langley virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 128K
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: suspenseful, serious, tense, intense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, iraq war, cia, pow, swat team, army, patriotism, soldier, deception, investigation, uncover truth, political unrest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2003
Place: iraq, middle east, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, danger, assassination, twists & turns, vengeance, adaptation, betrayal, plot twist, happy ending ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, usa, nevada, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 143K
Spy Game (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Japan, France
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, working undercover, mentor, rescue, undercover, bribery, race against time, government agency, secret agents, political corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, 1990s
Place: china, hong kong, berlin germany, cyprus, saigon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.5
 210K
Munich (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: France, Canada, USA
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: bleak, suspenseful, rough, disturbing, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, terrorism, mossad, secret agents, murder, vengeance, politics, assassination, jewish, terrorist, revenge, hostage ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1972
Place: middle east, europe, israel, lebanon, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.9
 125K
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, contemplative ...
Plot: terrorism, cia, capitalism, globalization, politics, corruption, espionage, spy, danger, political unrest, political conspiracy, deal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, lebanon, persia, usa, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.0
 116K
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, exciting, serious, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, investigation, fbi, special agents, explosions, chase, gunfight, prince, hunt down, team, torture, terrorist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: saudi arabia, middle east, usa, washington d.c., iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, conspiracy, sniper, undercover agent, surveillance, political conspiracy, undercover, murder, race against time ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, september 11 2001, 2010s ...
Place: russia, london, manhattan new york city, big ben london, pennsylvania ...
⇓ 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, assassination, al qaeda, espionage, swat team, 9/11, terrorist, explosion, surveillance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, september 11 2001, year 2011 ...
Place: pakistan, middle east, iraq, poland, langley virginia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Clear and Present Danger (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 141 min.
Story: CIA Analyst Jack Ryan is drawn into an illegal war fought by the US government against a Colombian drug cartel.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, cia, sniper, ambush, conspiracy, espionage, mercenary, politics, helicopter, president, assassination, rescue ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: colombia, usa, washington d.c., venezuela, langley virginia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 29K
Strike Back (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
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: suspenseful, rough, stylized, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mission, swat team, soldier, terrorist, heroes, top secret, daring rescue, heroic mission, army, military, teamwork, sergeant ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, iraq, africa, england, afghanistan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 55K
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: suspenseful, twists and turns, exciting, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, terrorism, fbi, faith, undercover, traitor, spy, bomb, prison, working undercover, suicide bomber, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1978
Place: sudan, london, los angeles, nova scotia, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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, kidnapping, terrorist, cia, war on terror, undercover, state affairs, government agency, introspection, senator, police brutality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, chicago illinois, washington d.c., usa, north africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, assassin, stalking, terrorism, rivalry, government agency ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, washington d.c., usa, chicago illinois, dallas texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 29K
Unlocked (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, 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 warrior, rogue agent, cia, female spy, biohazard, terrorism, betrayal, spy, spy mission, timebomb, conspiracy ...
Time: 2010s, year 2012
Place: moscow russia, tower bridge london, big ben london, paris france, langley virginia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 46K
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: thought provoking, realistic, serious, suspenseful, factual ...
Plot: cia, newspaper, political conspiracy, secret agents, fighting the system, state affairs, crumbling marriage, price of justice, relationship vs career, journalism, dishonesty, government agency ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1982, year 1993, year 1985 ...
Place: usa, iraq, washington d.c., africa, vienna ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.9
 102K
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: intense, suspenseful, exciting, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: terrorism, spy, cia, assassination, boat chase, danger, rivalry, revenge, hitman, master criminal, family in danger, secret agents ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, ireland, london, new england, north africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, rough, realistic ...
Plot: terrorism, cold war, espionage, cia, nuclear explosion, atomic bomb, terrorist, terrorist plot, secret agents, covert operation, state affairs, political conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century, 1990s, 70s ...
Place: washington d.c., baltimore, usa, russia, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, track down, espionage, retirement, secret agents, undercover, danger, special agents, revenge, cia, graphic violence, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c., bucharest, romania, kenya
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.2
 21K
MI-5 (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, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, terrorist, secret agents, conspiracy, undercover, disobeying orders, corruption, race against time, explosive, innocent person killed, police, uncover truth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england, london, big ben london, berlin germany, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, voyeurism, manhunt, agent, violence ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Movie in collections
 6.2
 54K
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, sentimental, intense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: terrorism, hostage, ransom, rescue, jungle, mercenary, negotiation, couple relations, danger, confined, group of criminals, kidnapping ...
Time: 90s
Place: latin america, south america, london, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, danger, save the day, heroes, conspiracy, spy, law enforcement, dishonesty, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: switzerland, montenegro, usa, moscow russia, chechnya ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.4
 123K
Killer Elite (2011)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Based on a shocking true story, Killer Elite pits two of the world’s most elite operatives—Danny, an ex-special ops agent and Hunter, his longtime mentor—against the cunning leader of a secret military society. Covering the globe from ...
Style: exciting, tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, secret agents, rescue, secret service, spy, mentor, swat team, hostage, violence, ex military, explosion, desert ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: london, middle east, england, europe, australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, terrorist, fbi, explosion, revenge, investigation, profanity, crimes, vigilantism, danger, heroes, race against time ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2002
Place: colombia, los angeles, washington d.c., south america, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.6
 8K
Shiri (1999)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 125 min.
Story: North Korea's 8th Special Forces hijacks a shipment of CTX, a potent new liquid explosive, and threatens South Korea as part of a plot to re-unify the two countries.Ryu and Lee, special agents of O.P., South Korea's secret intelligence ...
Style: exciting, stylized, realistic, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, female killer, assassination, agent, spy, bomb, swat team, female assassin, espionage, state affairs, rivalry, undercover ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: korea, asia, north korea, south korea, seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.2
 86K
3 Days to Kill (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France, Serbia
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A dangerous international spy is determined to give up his high stakes life to finally build a closer relationship with his estranged wife and daughter. But first, he must complete one last mission - even if it means juggling the two toughest ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, intense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: special agents, hitman, cia, terminal illness, danger, family relations, secret service, parents and children, one last job, race against time, family reunited, undercover ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france, europe, langley virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.3
 37K
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, bomb, cia, rogue agent, espionage, surveillance, investigation, thief, brutality, criminal, police corruption ...
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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