Covert movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant covert movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, suspense, suspenseful, interesting and tense films and TV shows about / with covert, mentor, storytelling, murder, dialogue, catastrophe, chase, betrayal, brutality and death plots mostly in Thriller, Drama and Action genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
covert movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as covert: Widows (2018), The Boxtrolls (2014), Secret in Their Eyes (2015), The Secret in Their Eyes (2009), Some May Live (1967), G.I. Joe: Resolute (2009), Liberty (2019), The Rogue (2020), Suffragette (2015), The Recruit (2003).

List of covert movies

Widows (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Set in contemporary Chicago, amidst a time of turmoil, four women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands' criminal activities take fate into their own hands and conspire to forge a future on their own terms.
Style: suspense, bleak, exciting, tense, bloody ...
Plot: violence, murder of husband, domestic violence, pursuit, brutality, murder, debt, danger, female criminal, girl gang, widow, heist ...
Time: 2010s
Place: chicago illinois
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The Boxtrolls (2014)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An orphaned boy raised by underground creatures called Boxtrolls comes up from the sewers and out of his box to save his family and the town from the evil exterminator, Archibald Snatcher.
Style: humorous, exciting, feel good, colourful, atmospheric ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, steampunk, good versus evil, fantasy world, friendship, family, young heroes, fish out of water, escapades, danger, disorder, prejudice ...
Time: victorian
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The Baldheaded Agent and the Land of Destruction Mission (1969)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Greece
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Undercover cop takes to find and restore a rich girl who ran away from home
Plot: secret agent, bald, secret, vehicle, scheming, road, plan, duo, james bond spoof, spy spoof, technology, business ...
Time: 1960s
Place: athens, greece
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Secret in Their Eyes (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Spain, South Korea
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A tight-knit team of FBI investigators, along with their District Attorney supervisor, is suddenly torn apart when they discover that one of their own teenage daughters has been brutally murdered.
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, clever, tense, mysterious ...
Plot: missing child, investigation, murder, mystery, crime, haunted by the past, uncover truth, fbi, dishonesty, life is a bitch, obsession, justice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2002
Place: usa, los angeles, argentina
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The Secret in Their Eyes (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A retired legal counselor writes a novel hoping to find closure for one of his past unresolved homicide cases and for his unreciprocated love with his superior - both of which still haunt him decades later.
Style: tense, captivating, suspenseful, dark, suspense ...
Plot: investigation, murder, rape, secret, investigator, justice, search, haunted by the past, police, suspect, evidence, uncover truth ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 70s, year 1974, 2000s
Place: argentina, latin america, harvard university, south america, buenos aires argentina
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Some May Live (1967)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: During the Vietnam War U.S. decoder Kate Meredith is plagued with guilt when her correspondent husband coerces her to pass information to him and the Viet Cong.
Plot: vietnam war, traitor, vietcong, asian stereotype, extramarital affair, spy, covert, intrigue, police inspector, espionage, dysfunctional marriage
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G.I. Joe: Resolute (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: G.I. JOE is a highly trained, classified special operations unit composed of men and women from around the globe. G.I. JOE: RESOLUTE, the raging battle between G.I. JOE and COBRA has never been more intense. Every life is at stake… and even the ...
Plot: u.s. military, reboot, surrealism, covert
Time: 2000s
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Liberty (2019)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Story: Born with valuable and powerful abilities, a young woman escapes a confidential, brutal experiment. Federal agents will stop at nothing to capture her.
Plot: psychic, supernatural, black ops, captivity, alien, terror, government, covert operation, covert
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The Rogue (2020)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Story: Selected from an elite military unit post-9/11, Special Agent Mike Cutler carries out a dangerous mission to track and trace Al Qaeda leaders in Afghanistan, only to find himself at the center of a deadly conspiracy.
Plot: terrorist, black ops, waterboarding, torture, covert, military, conspiracy, cia, cia agent, government
Place: afghanistan
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Suffragette (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Based on true events about the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement who were forced underground to evade the State.
Style: captivating, factual, inspirational, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: feminism, fighting the system, rebellion, women, rebelliousness, working class, gender, politics, adoption, prejudice, idealism, workplace ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 19th century, 20th century, edwardian era
Place: england, london, europe, israel, ireland ...
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The Recruit (2003)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
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, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, spy, double agent, espionage, betrayal, basic training, hotshot hero, rookie, mole, gunfight, dangerous attraction, state affairs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa, peru, langley virginia, washington d.c.
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Point of No Return (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Hardened criminal Maggie Hayward's consistent violence, even in police custody, ends in the execution chamber. However, top-secret US government agent 'Bob' arranges a staged death, so Maggie can be elaborately trained as a phantom ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lethal injection, female killer, hitman, murder, espionage, danger, chases and races, undercover, life is a bitch, rivalry, haunted by the past, addiction ...
Time: future, 1990s
Place: california, usa, italy, venice, europe ...
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Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Hitman "El Mariachi" becomes involved in international espionage involving a psychotic CIA agent and a corrupt Mexican general.
Style: stylized, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination attempt, cia, drug lord, hitman, small town, vengeance, corruption, deadly weapon, gangster, murder, musician, political corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
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Octopussy (1983)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 131 min.
Story: James Bond is sent to investigate after a fellow “00” agent is found dead with a priceless Fabergé egg. James Bond follows the mystery and uncovers a smuggling scandal and a Russian General who wants to provoke a new World War.
Style: exciting, stylized, suspenseful, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventure, espionage, secret service, race against time, terrorism, james bond, british secret service, gadget, smuggling, nuclear threat, top secret, kgb ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: india, asia, europe, east berlin, east germany ...
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Mission: Impossible III (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, China, Italy
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Retired from active duty to train new IMF agents, Ethan Hunt is called back into action to confront sadistic arms dealer, Owen Davian. Hunt must try to protect his girlfriend while working with his new team to complete the mission.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: espionage, disguise, mission, secret agents, nurse, secret, spy, double agent, gunfight, murder, gadget, villain ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: shanghai, shanghai china, virginia, washington d.c., berlin germany ...
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Meet the Parents (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Greg Focker is ready to marry his girlfriend, Pam, but before he pops the question, he must win over her formidable father, humorless former CIA agent Jack Byrnes, at the wedding of Pam's sister. As Greg bends over backward to make a good ...
Style: humorous, witty, funny, realistic, comic ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: parenthood, meet the parents, family disapproval, family gatherings, wedding, cat, cia, comedy of errors, nothing goes right, farce, mishap, stupidity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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Max Manus: Man of War (2008)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Norway, Denmark, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Max Manus is a Norwegian 2008 biographic war film based on the real events of the life of resistance fighter Max Manus (1914–96), after his contribution in the Winter War against the Soviet Union. The story follows Manus through the outbreak of ...
Style: tense, serious, atmospheric, factual, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: resistance, escape, fear, manhunt, nazism, soldier, depression, loss of friend, occupation, terrorism, adventure, military ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: norway, europe, scotland, stockholm sweden, finland ...
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The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A golden bullet has 007 engraved on it as it smashes into the secret service headquarters. The bullet came from the professional killer Scaramanga who has yet to miss a target and James Bond begins a mission to try and stop him.
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, secret service, espionage, chase, assassin, undercover, gold, martial arts, karate, pistol, adventure, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: thailand, hong kong, asia, england, beirut lebanon ...
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Logan's Run (1976)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: An idyllic sci-fi future has one major drawback: All citizens get a chance of being 'renewed' in a Civic Ceremony at their 30th birthday, unless they run and escape before their time comes.
Style: futuristic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: totalitarianism, apocalypse, chase, utopia, robot, on the run, laser, murder, escape, killer robot, plastic surgery, teleportation ...
Time: future
Place: usa, washington d.c., u.s. capitol building, new york
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The Killing Room (2009)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Four volunteers sign up for what initially appears to be a typical paid research study, only to discover that they've unwittingly become involved with a classified government program that was said to have been terminated nearly two decades ago.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, clever, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mind game, manhunt, psychopath, race against time, missing person, memory loss, isolation, danger, rivalry, deadly, experiment gone awry, undercover ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: texas, usa, antarctica, new jersey
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Flame and Citron (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: Denmark, Germany, Norway, France, Sweden, Finland, Czech Republic
Duration: 130 min.
Story: During Nazi occupation, red-headed Bent Faurschou-Hviid ("Flame") and Jørgen Haagen Schmith ("Citron"), assassins in the Danish resistance, take orders from Winther, who's in direct contact with Allied leaders. One shoots, ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, psychological, serious, sincere ...
Plot: resistance, gestapo, betrayal, dishonesty, nazism, assassin, double agent, war, crimes, wartime life, partners, political unrest ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1944, year 1940
Place: denmark, europe, copenhagen, stockholm sweden, sweden ...
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Dr. No (1962)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In the film that launched the James Bond saga, Agent 007 battles mysterious Dr. No, a scientific genius bent on destroying the U.S. space program. As the countdown to disaster begins, Bond must go to Jamaica, where he encounters beautiful Honey ...
Style: exciting, sexy, clever, witty, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, spy, assassination, terrorism, megalomaniac, world domination, cia, sniper, gadget, undercover, secretary, casino ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, future
Place: jamaica, west indies, caribbean, england, bahamas
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Donnie Brasco (1997)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: An FBI undercover agent infilitrates the mob and finds himself identifying more with the mafia life at the expense of his regular one.
Style: realistic, tense, serious, suspenseful, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, fbi, organized crime, mentor, undercover, undercover agent, friends, law enforcement, investigation, crime, police brutality ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1978
Place: new york, usa, colombia, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city ...
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The Comedians (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Bermuda, USA
Duration: 152 min.
Story: Set in the Haiti of "Papa Doc" Duvalier, The Comedians tells the story of a sardonic white hotel owner and his encroaching fatalism as he watches Haiti sink into barbarism. Complications include a friendship with a rebel leader, ...
Style: witty, clever, semi serious, realistic, wife and husband lead actors
Plot: hotel, infidelity, couples, political unrest, revolution, politics, resort, betrayal, intrigue, espionage, dishonesty, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: haiti, caribbean
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Che: Part Two (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Spain, France, USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: After the Cuban Revolution, Che is at the height of his fame and power. Then he disappears, re-emerging incognito in Bolivia, where he organizes a small group of Cuban comrades and Bolivian recruits to start the great Latin American Revolution. ...
Style: epic, stylized, gloomy, realistic, serious ...
Plot: revolution, cia, communism, dictatorship, leadership, idealism, sacrifice, rebellion, capture, military, society, recruit ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1966, year 1967, 1960s
Place: bolivia, latin america, cuba, south america
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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, suspenseful, realistic, intense, serious ...
Plot: espionage, spy, fbi, surveillance, double agent, undercover, investigation, betrayal, working undercover, special agents, suspicion, intrigue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2001, 2000s
Place: usa, moscow russia, washington d.c., ussr
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The Army of Shadows (1969)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Betrayed by an informant, Philippe Gerbier (Lino Ventura) finds himself trapped in a torturous Nazi prison camp. Though Gerbier escapes to rejoin the Resistance in occupied Marseilles, France, and exacts his revenge on the informant, he must ...
Style: bleak, stylized, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: betrayal, prison, intrigue, rescue, government agency, resistance, espionage, underground, french resistance, czech, life is a bitch, german ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1942, year 1943
Place: france, europe, paris france, medical school, marseille ...
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The Torturer (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Rick (Andrew W. Walker) is a man raised with solid American values, who was trained as a "special interrogator" in Iraq. He does and experiences things there that cause him PTSD. When he is debriefed by a therapist (Doc), strange things ...
Style: realistic, mind bending, psychological, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: politics, deadly, espionage, terrorism, state affairs, mystery, danger, haunted by the past, soldier, murder, prison, prisoner ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iraq, middle east, afghanistan
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Contract Killers (2008)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Trinidad and Tobago
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A CIA assassin attempts to break out of the contract killing business to try to lead a normal life. But when "the system" tracks her down and frames her for the death of her husband, she embarks on a path of revenge that leads her back ...
Style: realistic, rough, twists and turns, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, manhunt, rivalry, hitman, frame up, starting over, danger, assassination, deadly, government agency, dishonesty, assassination attempt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: langley virginia, west indies
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A Beautiful Mind (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: At Princeton University, John Nash struggles to make a worthwhile contribution to serve as his legacy to the world of mathematics. He finally makes a revolutionary breakthrough that will eventually earn him the Nobel Prize. After graduate school he ...
Style: psychological, captivating, cerebral, touching, intellectual ...
Plot: mathematics, mental illness, paranoia, prodigy, genius, schizophrenia, insanity, obsession, imagination, inventions and discoveries, mentally unstable, hallucinations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, 50s, 1950s ...
Place: usa, boston, campus, massachusetts, stockholm sweden ...
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