Working undercover movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant working undercover movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious, exciting, tense and clever films and TV shows about / with working undercover, undercover, crimes, dialogue, chase, dishonesty, law enforcement, danger, storytelling and fight scenes plots mostly in Crime, Action and Drama genres shot in USA, Germany, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as working undercover: Miss Congeniality (2000), The Americans (2013), Point Break (2015), The Departed (2006), Shades of Blue (2016), Graceland (2013), 21 Jump Street (2012), White Chicks (2004), Big Momma's House (2000), Can't Change the Meeting Place (1979).

List of working undercover movies

Miss Congeniality (2000)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: When the local FBI office receives a letter from a terrorist known only as 'The Citizen', it's quickly determined that he's planning his next act at the Miss America beauty pageant. Because tough-as-nails Gracie Hart is the only ...
Style: feel good, humorous, funny, light, entertaining ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: special agents, working undercover, fish out of water, investigation, save the day, undercover agent, beauty pageant, beauty queen, friendship between girls, contests and competitions, crime, tomboy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s, year 1982
Place: texas, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city, hawaii
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 8.4
 66K
The Americans (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Set during the Cold War period in the 1980s, The Americans is the story of Elizabeth and Philip Jennings, two Soviet KGB officers posing as an American married couple in the suburbs of Washington D.C. and their neighbor, Stan Beeman, an FBI ...
Style: captivating, exciting, atmospheric, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: secret agents, fbi, espionage, kgb, working undercover, double life, undercover, surveillance, parents and children, family relations, double agent, government agency ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: soviet union, usa, washington d.c.
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 5.3
 52K
Point Break (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sport, Thriller
Country: China, Germany, USA, Austria, Italy, Canada
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A young undercover FBI agent infiltrates a gang of thieves who share a common interest in extreme sports. A remake of the 1991 film, "Point Break".
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, intense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, working undercover, fbi, surfing, chase, friendship, redemption, gang, extreme sports, heist, betrayal, greed ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: italy, usa, venezuela, paris france, utah ...
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 8.5
 1.0M
The Departed (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 151 min.
Story: To take down South Boston's Irish Mafia, the police send in one of their own to infiltrate the underworld, not realizing the syndicate has done likewise. While an undercover cop curries favor with the mob kingpin, a career criminal rises ...
Style: tense, captivating, serious, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mole, working undercover, mafia, undercover, undercover cop, mind game, organized crime, crimes, police, crime, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa, china, harvard university, taiwan
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Shades of Blue (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Sexy New York detective and single mother Harlee Santos fell in with a tight-knit group of dirty cops, taking bribes and protection money that she uses to provide the best life for her honest, talented daughter. But when she's trapped by the ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, twists and turns
Plot: working undercover, police detective, fbi, police corruption, dirty cop, law enforcement, police investigation, crimes, undercover, moral dilemma, dishonesty, police ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 7.7
 15K
Graceland (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Somewhere in Southern California, in a drug raid run by the US government, a beachfront property was seized and turned into a residence for undercover cops. They are all top agents of the DEA, FBI, and Customs and they are living in this house ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fbi, special agents, working undercover, rookie, undercover, young man, crime, crimes, drug dealer, coworker relationship, verbal byplay, coworker ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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 7.2
 462K
21 Jump Street (2012)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In high school, Schmidt was a dork and Jenko was the popular jock. After graduation, both of them joined the police force and ended up as partners riding bicycles in the city park. Since they are young and look like high school students, they are ...
Style: humorous, buddy comedy, not serious, funny, absurd ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: high school, partners against crime, high school life, party, working undercover, parody, undercover cop, police investigation, misfit partners, friendship, popularity, drug dealing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2005, 2000s, 2010s ...
Place: usa
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 5.5
 113K
White Chicks (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Two FBI agent brothers, Marcus and Kevin Copeland, accidentally foil a drug bust. As punishment, they are forced to escort a pair of socialites to the Hamptons, where they're going to be used as bait for a kidnapper. But when the girls realize ...
Style: humorous, funny, idiotic, satirical, not serious ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: fish out of water, special agents, gender bending, working undercover, cross dressing, undercover, fbi, gender, crossdressing, drugs/alcohol, disorder, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
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Big Momma's House (2000)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When a street-smart FBI agent is sent to Georgia to protect a beautiful single mother and her son from an escaped convict, he is forced to impersonate a crass Southern granny known as Big Momma in order to remain incognito.
Style: humorous, funny, comic, entertaining, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: working undercover, physical appearance, disguise, undercover, hidden identity, fall in love, crime, female impersonation, surveillance, undercover cop, disorder, family ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: georgia, usa
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Can't Change the Meeting Place (1979)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 60 min.
Story: After WWII is over, a young officer Volodya Sharapov returns to Moscow to work in MUR - Moskovskiy Ugolovny Rozysk (Moscow Criminal Police). There he meets Gleb Zheglov who is a chief of a squad which fights organized crime. Their main task is to ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, crime, working undercover, russian, law enforcement, post war, gang, undercover, police investigation, robbery, gangsters, secret agents ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: russia, moscow russia, soviet union
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 7.0
 18K
Intelligence (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: A drama centered on a high-tech intelligence operative who is enhanced with a super-computer microchip in his brain, and the director of the elite government cyber-security agency who supports him.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: inventions and discoveries, government agency, espionage, computers and web, hi-tech, heroes, computer system, secret agents, life risking, fellow agent, working undercover, resourceful ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 7.4
 61K
Nikita (1990)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A beautiful felon, sentenced to life in prison for the murder of a policeman, is given a second chance - as a secret political assassin controlled by the government.
Style: exciting, stylized, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret identity, impossible love, undercover, hitman, double life, training, working undercover, mentor, gunfight, female killer, heroine, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: france, europe, paris france
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A Scanner Darkly (2006)
Genre: Animation, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An undercover cop in a not-too-distant future becomes involved with a dangerous new drug and begins to lose his own identity as a result.
Style: psychological, surreal, stylized, offbeat, bleak ...
Plot: drug abuse, undercover, surveillance, addiction, working undercover, future dystopia, life is a bitch, losing-it hero, fighting crime, law enforcement, society, disorder ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future
Place: california, usa, san diego california
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Penguins of Madagascar (2014)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private join forces with undercover organization The North Wind to stop the villainous Dr. Octavius Brine from destroying the world as we know it.
Style: humorous, feel good, entertaining, light, not serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, buddies, friendship, espionage, working undercover, escapades, rescue, talking animals, penguins, danger, family, wilderness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: shanghai, new york, venice, shanghai china, antarctica ...
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Kindergarten Cop (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Hard-edged cop John Kimble gets more than he bargained for when he goes undercover as a kindergarten teacher to get the goods on a brutal drug lord while at the same time protecting the man's young son. Pitted against a class of boisterous ...
Style: humorous, sincere, funny, light, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: fish out of water, teacher, hidden identity, undercover, police investigation, working undercover, disorder, mischievous children, small town, chase, bullying, police ...
Time: 20th century, 1990s, twentieth century, year 1990, 80s
Place: kindergarten, oregon, california
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 7.5
 12K
Legends (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Working for the FBI's Deep Cover Operations division, Martin Odum can transform himself into a different person -- whether it's an assignment as a Serbian extremist, a corrupt Chicago police officer, a British special forces colonel, or a ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: special agents, undercover, working undercover, fbi, secret identity, espionage, government agency, mysterious character, betrayal, state affairs, on the run, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Inglourious Basterds (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 153 min.
Story: In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a group of Jewish-American soldiers known as "The Basterds" are chosen specifically to spread fear throughout the Third Reich by scalping and brutally killing Nazis. The Basterds, lead by Lt. ...
Style: dark humor, tense, atmospheric, suspense, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, war, soldier, german, military, danger, hitler, violence, dynamite, heroic mission, sadism, working undercover ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: france, europe, germany, paris france
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Chasing Liberty (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The President's daughter, unable to experience life like a normal 18 year-old, escapes from her entourage of Secret Service agents while traveling in Europe. She falls in love with a handsome British stranger, who also happens to be working ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, sexy ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: fall in love, love and romance, secret agents, working undercover, dishonesty, youth, teenage life, secret identity, secret service agent, chase, romance, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: prague, italy, europe, germany, usa ...
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 7.0
 8K
Drug War (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The taciturn police commander Zhang leads an undercover drugs team and in his continuous battle against the ubiquitous drug barons, takes up arms against his arch enemy, Timmy Choi. When he gets hold of Choi, he makes a deal with him: in exchange ...
Style: serious, rough, exciting, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, working undercover, betrayal, drug dealing, crimes, law enforcement, dishonesty, whistleblower, mole, recruit, undercover, drug cartel ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china, asia
Is relevant ?
 6.9
 2K
Rogue (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 50 min.
Story: "Rogue" revolves around Grace, a morally and emotionally-conflicted undercover detective who is tormented by the possibility that her own actions contributed to her son’s death. Grace’s search for the truth is further complicated by ...
Style: serious, tense, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, murder, crime, working undercover, law enforcement, criminal heroes, cheating, police detective, haunted by the past, strong sexual content, loss of son, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
 5.6
 23K
The Man (2005)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Special Agent Derrick Vann is a man out to get the man who killed his partner but a case of mistaken identity leads him to Andy Fidler, a salesman with too many questions and a knack of getting in Vanns way
Style: witty, funny, entertaining, intense, absurd ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: chases and races, mistaken identity, arms dealer, goofy hero, police investigation, working undercover, law enforcement, partners, crimes, special agents, car chase, fight scenes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, detroit
Is relevant ?
 9.3
 231K
The Wire (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 59 min.
Story: Told from the points of view of both the Baltimore homicide and narcotics detectives and their targets, the series captures a universe in which the national war on drugs has become a permanent, self-sustaining bureaucracy, and distinctions between ...
Style: tense, clever, suspenseful, serious, talky ...
Plot: drug dealing, police detective, police investigation, crime, drug lord, urban ghetto life, working undercover, life is a bitch, wiretap, lesbian, fighting crime, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: baltimore, maryland, seaport, usa
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Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates, Czech Republic, Russia, India, Canada
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Ethan Hunt and his team are racing against time to track down a dangerous terrorist named Hendricks, who has gained access to Russian nuclear launch codes and is planning a strike on the United States. An attempt to stop him ends in an explosion ...
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: spy, espionage, secret agents, mission, undercover, save the day, skyscraper, frame up, teamwork, race against time, chases and races, nuclear threat ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: dubai, russia, hungary, seattle washington, mumbai india ...
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 7.3
 25K
Covert Affairs (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A young CIA operative, Annie Walker, is mysteriously summoned to headquarters for duty as a field operative. While Annie believes she's been promoted for her exceptional linguistic skills, there may be something or someone from her past that ...
Style: serious, exciting, captivating, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, secret agents, cia, double life, working undercover, government agency, state affairs, undercover, workplace, mission gone awry, characters in danger, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, virginia, langley virginia
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Code Name: The Cleaner (2007)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Cedric the Entertainer plays Jake, a seemingly regular guy who has no idea who he is after being hit over the head by mysterious assailants. When he finds himself entangled in a government conspiracy, Jake and his pursuers become convinced that he ...
Style: humorous, satirical, funny, absurd, idiotic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, goofy hero, secret agents, working undercover, master criminal, government agency, race against time, save the day, political conspiracy, spy, spy spoof, violence ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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Charlie's Angels (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Three women, detectives with a mysterious boss, retrieve stolen voice-ID software, using martial arts, tech skills, and sex appeal.
Style: humorous, entertaining, funny, light, sexy ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, chick flick
Plot: martial arts, girlfriend girlfriend relationship, fighting crime, heroic mission, female friendship, partners, working undercover, girl power, mixed martial arts, undercover agent, criminal's revenge, kick-butt women ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
 8.2
 10K
Quarry (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The story of Mac Conway, a Marine who returns home to Memphis from Vietnam in 1972 and finds himself shunned by those he loves and demonized by the public. As he struggles to cope with his experiences at war, Conway is drawn into a network of ...
Style: serious, captivating, tense, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination, teaching the ways of the world, vietnam veteran, working undercover, corruption, haunted by the past, homecoming, hitman, murder, money, sex scene, blackmail ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1972
Place: mississippi, usa
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The Man in the High Castle (2015)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Based on Philip K. Dick's award-winning novel, The Man in the High Castle explores what it would be like if the Allied Powers had lost WWII, and Japan and Germany ruled the United States.
Style: serious, suspenseful, thought provoking, captivating, tense
Plot: alternate reality, espionage, secret identity, betrayal, forgery, intrigue, working undercover, dishonesty, resistance, political intrigue, rivalry, disorder ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: usa, japan, san francisco, cuba, new york
Is relevant ?
 7.7
 45K
Nikita (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Nikita will stop at nothing to expose and destroy Division, the secret U.S. agency who trained her as a spy and assassin.
Style: suspenseful, stylized, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, female killer, danger, female spy, secret government organization, assassination, chases and races, betrayal, working undercover, crimes, mole, killings ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
 6.9
 25K
Knight Rider (1982)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
Story: Michael Long, an undercover police officer, is shot while investigating a case and left for dead by his assailants. He is rescued by Wilton Knight, a wealthy, dying millionaire and inventor who arranges life-saving surgery, including a new face and ...
Style: exciting, stylized, suspenseful, tense, touching ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: a.i., fighting crime, car chase, chases and races, adventure, talking car, heroic mission, working undercover, armored vehicle, partners, friendship, lone hero ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, california
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