International crisis movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant international crisis movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful, captivating, tense and suspense films and TV shows about / with international crisis, state affairs, politics, society, danger, dishonesty, catastrophe, espionage, conspiracy and cold war plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Action genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as international crisis: Margin Call (2011), Dear Eleanor (2016), Empty (2011), War Book (2014), Operation Sunflower (2014), Turks & Caicos (2014), La unidad (2020), A Suitable Boy (2020), The Coldest Game (2019), Too Big to Fail (2011).

List of international crisis movies

Margin Call (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A thriller that revolves around the key people at an investment bank over a 24-hour period during the early stages of the financial crisis.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, suspense, clever ...
Plot: financial crisis, stock market, corporate crimes, greed, wall street, businessman, millionaire, workplace situations, financial problem, moral dilemma, investments, stock market crash ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2008, 70s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, california
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Dear Eleanor (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, History
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Two teenage girls travel across the U.S. in 1962, during the chaos of the Cuban missile crisis, in search of Eleanor Roosevelt.
Style: serious, realistic, political, touching, captivating
Plot: youth, cross country, obsessive quest, friends, international crisis, teenage life, best friends, first lady, escapades, politics, actress, road trip ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1962
Place: usa, colorado, america
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Empty (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A suspenseful drama about a young couple on a road trip who get caught in the midst of a worldwide gas shortage.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: chaos, couples, social differences, on the road, couple relations, international crisis, life is a bitch, danger, escapades, global warming, distopia, unlikely couple ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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War Book (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In a contemporary Commons briefing room, a government minister and several aids enact the ‘war book’ exercise: a protocol written in the 1950s which is periodically played out to test post-nuclear scenarios. Low-budget but high-concept, War Book ...
Style: serious, tense, bleak, suspenseful, thought provoking ...
Plot: apocalypse, politics, danger, chaos, international crisis, state affairs, control room, international relations, terrorism, end of the world, nuclear war, government official ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, india, london, pakistan, mumbai india
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Operation Sunflower (2014)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Through the eyes of the scientist in charge of the operation, we see the events leading to Israel developing her nuclear option in the 1960's.
Style: suspenseful, captivating, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: politics, undercover, government facility, race against time, state affairs, government agency, political intrigue, danger, international crisis, nuclear, manipulations, manipulation ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, 1960s
Place: israel, middle east, paris france, france, jerusalem
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Turks & Caicos (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The second movie in David Hare's Johnny Worricker trilogy. Loose-limbed spy Johnny Worricker, last seen whistleblowing at MI5 in Page Eight, has a new life. He is hiding out in Ray-Bans on the Caribbean islands of the title, eating lobster and ...
Style: tense, captivating, serious, suspense, realistic
Plot: island, secret agents, cia, undercover, dishonesty, state affairs, espionage, international crisis, head of state, caribbean sea, on the run, businessman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: caribbean
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La unidad (2020)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
TV show
Story: A secret unit of cops is assembled to stop a terrorist band from attacking Spain after their leader is arrested there.
Style: political, exciting, captivating, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: terrorist, police, terrorism, revenge, investigation, retribution, government, danger, islamic terrorism, police operation, team, attack ...
Time: 21st century
Place: madrid
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A Suitable Boy (2020)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, India
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Set during the 1950s, the six-part series tells the story of a young woman’s search for love and identity in a newly independent, post-Partition India defining its own future.
Plot: culture, family relations, research, hindu, traditional versus modern, character study, family tradition, tradition versus modernity, destiny, tradition, economic crisis, changing lives ...
Time: 1950s, 50s
Place: india
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The Coldest Game (2019)
Genre: History, Sport, Thriller
Country: Poland, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: During 1962's Cuban missile crisis, a troubled math genius finds himself drafted to play in a U.S.-Soviet chess match -- and a deadly game of espionage.
Style: political, suspense, clever, realistic, tricky ...
Plot: cold war, chess, competition, contests and competitions, american, espionage, mission, crisis, international crisis, rivalry, politics, fear ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: warsaw poland, soviet union, usa, ussr
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Too Big to Fail (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Based on the bestselling book by Andrew Ross Sorkin, 'Too Big to Fail' offers an intimate look at the epochal financial crisis of 2008 and the powerful men and women who decided the fate of the world's economy in a matter of a few ...
Style: factual, thought provoking, tense, sincere, suspenseful ...
Plot: financial crisis, wall street, bankruptcy, politics, finance, moral dilemma, society, state affairs, race against time, social problems, senator, corporate world ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2008
Place: new york, washington d.c., usa, middle east, california
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Repo Chick (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: As a repo chick, wealthy bad-girl Pixxi and her entourage get mixed up in a devious kidnapping plot that threatens to wipe out the city of Los Angeles. Sequel to Alex Cox's 1984 cult film 'Repo Man.'
Style: suspense, humorous, stylized, captivating, clever ...
Plot: unlikely criminals, fish out of water, hostage, danger, youth, lifestyle, teenage love, society, rich and poor, abduction, disorder, hostages ...
Place: usa, california
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Zombies Anonymous: Last Rites of the Dead (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In an imagined reality where zombies coexist with ordinary mortal folk, the undead are considered second-class citizens. Angela finds this out the hard way when she's shot by her boyfriend and must learn to adjust to her new zombie lifestyle. ...
Style: humorous, not serious, suspenseful, scary, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, plague, supernatural, deadly, support group, undead, uninhibited rivalry, society, gory, rivalry, graphic violence, international crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Madam Secretary (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Former CIA agent Elizabeth Faulkner McCord is suddenly thrust into the position of US Secretary of State where she must quickly learn to drive international diplomacy, wrangle office politics and balance a complex family life.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: politics, chief of staff, u.s. president, relationship vs career, workplace intrigue, politician, secretary of state, workplace situations, president, female protagonist, state affairs, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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Atlas Shrugged: Who Is John Galt? (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Approaching collapse, the nation's economy is quickly eroding. As crime and fear take over the countryside, the government continues to exert its brutal force against the nation's most productive who are mysteriously vanishing - leaving ...
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: politics, society, rebellion, hopes, fighting the system, life is a bitch, dishonesty, ambition, idealism, future dystopia, rebelliousness, human nature ...
Time: future
Place: usa
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The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: At the height of the Cold War, a mysterious criminal organization plans to use nuclear weapons and technology to upset the fragile balance of power between the United States and Soviet Union. CIA agent Napoleon Solo and KGB agent Illya Kuryakin are ...
Style: witty, exciting, reboot, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: reluctant partners, secret agents, spy, cia agent, cold war, save the world, spies, undercover, stylish, secret service, culture clash, chase ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, post world war two, year 1963
Place: italy, usa, germany, rome italy, berlin germany ...
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Sextette (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Marlo Manners is enjoying her honeymoon with Sir Michael Barrington, husband number 6. As luck would have it, an international conference is taking place in the same hotel and the Russian delegate (one of Marlo's former husbands) is threatening ...
Style: offbeat, humorous, not serious, realistic
Plot: hotel, lobbyist, international crisis, couples, couple relations, celebrity culture, comedy of errors, showbiz, urban, artists and showbiz, ambition, love and romance ...
Time: 70s
Place: london
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The Second Front (2005)
Genre: Action, Romance, War
Country: Russia, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In an explosive and action-packed story of heroism and courage under fire, American and Russian troops must join forces in a desperate mission that could change the course of World War 2.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, suspense, tense ...
Plot: espionage, world war two, kgb, undercover, save the day, war, secret agents, confined, escapades, danger, daring rescue, intrigue ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1942
Place: europe, germany, london, moscow russia, norway ...
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Let the Wind Blow (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A collegian in turbulent Mumbai attempts to improve his lifestyle.
Style: sincere, captivating, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: destiny, follow your dream, working class, rich and poor, political unrest, family relations, youth, state affairs, hopes, society, parents and children, social differences ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: asia, india
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Sweeney! (1977)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The film followed the adventures of DI Regan and DS Carter as they became embroiled in a deadly political scandal. One of the leading members of the government, Charles Baker (Ian Bannen) is about to secure a huge deal with OPEC stabilising the ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: politics, police, dishonesty, crimes, law enforcement, crime, police investigation, state affairs, bittersweet, investigation, espionage, manipulations ...
Time: 70s
Place: england, london, europe
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The Opium War (1997)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: China
Duration: 153 min.
Story: The story of the Opium War between China, in the waning days of the Qing Dynasty, and the British Empire, in the 1830s, and the subsequent takeover of Hong Kong by Britain; through the eyes of the key figures, fiercely nationalistic Lin Zexu, and ...
Style: thought provoking, captivating, serious, realistic, epic ...
Plot: battles, british empire, revolution, international crisis, political intrigue, wartime life, state affairs, rebellion, society, war, military, leadership ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s, 1840s, victorian era
Place: asia, china, hong kong, east asia, england ...
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The Viral Factor (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 122 min.
Story: International Security Affairs agent Jon is on a dangerous mission to escort a criminal scientist to another country. En route, a member of his team turns out to be a traitor and shoots Jon in the head while kidnapping the scientist. When Jon wakes ...
Style: exciting, serious, tense, suspense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, fighting crime, danger, betrayal, deadly, partners, law enforcement, terrorism, master criminal, dangerous mission, tough heroes, fight ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, jordan
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The Missiles of October (1974)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Based in part on Robert F. Kennedy's book, "Thirteen Days," this film profiles the Kennedy Administration's actions during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, thought provoking, tense ...
Plot: white house, nuclear threat, politics, cold war, head of state, state affairs, government agency, danger, ego clash, race against time, war, save the day ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1962
Place: usa, latin america, cuba
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Deterrence (1999)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The President of the United States must deal with an international military crisis while confined to a Colorado diner during a freak snowstorm.
Style: tense, suspenseful, talky, serious, realistic ...
Plot: diner, politics, nuclear war, leadership, danger, state affairs, graphic violence, international crisis, chaos, nuclear threat, political unrest, apocalypse ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary, year 2008, near future ...
Place: colorado, usa, iraq, baghdad iraq, korea ...
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The Coming Days (2010)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Germany
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Welcome to 2020: The European Union has collapsed following the fourth Gulf War and massive barricades keep illegal immigrants out of cities that are barely functioning. In the middle of this highly volatile environment is the family of Walter ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: terrorism, political unrest, social decay, introspection, chaos and mayhem, dysfunctional family, future dystopia, danger, family problems, human nature, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany
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Atlas Shrugged: Part II (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The global economy is on the brink of collapse. Brilliant creators, from artists to industrialists, continue to mysteriously disappear. Unemployment has risen to 24%. Gas is now $42 per gallon. Dagny Taggart, Vice President in Charge of Operations ...
Style: thought provoking, captivating, serious, philosophical, twists and turns ...
Plot: fighting the system, ambition, rebellion, visionary, radical, idealism, rebelliousness, lifestyle, politics, workplace, political corruption, human spirit ...
Time: future
Place: usa
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23 (1998)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The movie's plot is based on the true story of a group of young computer hackers from Hannover, Germany. In the late 1980s the orphaned Karl Koch invests his heritage in a flat and a home computer. At first he dials up to bulletin boards to ...
Style: mind bending, psychological, twists and turns, suspenseful, offbeat ...
Plot: cold war, kgb, hacker, espionage, conspiracy, cocaine, computer, hospital, conspiracy theory, spy, computers and web, computer system ...
Time: 80s, year 1985, year 1986
Place: europe, germany, german democratic republic, berlin germany, west berlin west germany ...
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Soylent Green (1973)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In an overpopulated futuristic Earth, a New York police detective finds himself marked for murder by government agents when he gets too close to a bizarre state secret involving the origins of a revolutionary and needed new foodstuff.
Style: cult film, futuristic, bleak, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: distopia, murder, police detective, starvation, cannibalism, overpopulation, investigation, ecological disaster, fighting the system, life is a bitch, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: future, 2020s, 21st century, 70s, near future
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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Ginger & Rosa (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Denmark, Canada, Croatia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A look at the lives of two teenage girls - inseparable friends Ginger and Rosa -- growing up in 1960s London as the Cuban Missile Crisis looms, and the pivotal event the comes to redefine their relationship.
Style: sincere, serious, stylized, realistic, contemplative
Plot: political protest, female friendship, cold war, teenage life, rebellion, rebelliousness, political unrest, state affairs, society, youth, parents separation, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1962, 1960s
Place: europe, england, london
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The Eagle (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 58 min.
TV show
Story: The Eagle: A Crime Odyssey is a Danish police procedural television series produced by Danmarks Radio, created and written by Peter Thorsboe and Mai Brostrøm. The series debuted on 10 October 2004 in Denmark. It won an International Emmy Award from ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: police detective, police investigation, forensics, haunted by the past, fighting crime, crimes, law enforcement, war crime, kgb, law enforcer killer, crime, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, europe
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The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Russian and British submarines with nuclear missiles on board both vanish from sight without a trace. England and Russia both blame each other as James Bond tries to solve the riddle of the disappearing ships. But the KGB also has an agent on the ...
Style: exciting, witty, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: skiing, kgb, secret agents, espionage, secret service, chase, spy, nuclear, heroes, megalomaniac, gadget, jet ski ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: egypt, england, russia, cairo egypt, scotland ...
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