Secret police movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant secret police movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspenseful, realistic, serious, humorous, semi serious and tense films and TV shows about / with secret police, politics, communism, society, rebellion, state affairs, rivalry, arrest, execution and dog plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and History genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as secret police: To Kill a Priest (1988), The First Purge (2018), The Man from Majorca (1984), Chekist (1992), Never Speak Ill of the Dead (1984), Young and Healthy as a Rose (1971), Handcuffs (1970), Alien from L.A. (1988), Children of Glory (2006), The Ear (1970).

List of secret police movies

To Kill a Priest (1988)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A young priest speaks out against the Communist regime in Poland and is killed for it.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: priest, secret police, state affairs, human spirit, clergy, against the odds, politics, legal action, life is a bitch, working class, injustice, political activist ...
Time: 80s
Place: poland, holland, europe
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The First Purge (2018)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: To push the crime rate below one percent for the rest of the year, the New Founding Fathers of America test a sociological theory that vents aggression for one night in one isolated community. But when the violence of oppressors meets the rage of ...
Style: suspense, rough, psychological, suspenseful, sinister ...
Plot: survival horror, party, murder, abuse of power, nazism, sadism, experiment, night, terrorism, african american, psychological thriller, money ...
Time: 2010s
Place: usa, new york
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The Man from Majorca (1984)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In Stockholm, on St. Lucy's feast day, a bandit daringly robs a crowded post office. Within a fortnight, two witnesses are dead. Two cops from vice squad, Johansson and Jarnebring, who were the first to the crime scene, pursue all leads and ...
Style: rough, mind bending, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: car chase, chase, murder, corruption, robbery, investigation, secret police, post office, who done it, crime, mystery, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: sweden
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 7.1
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Chekist (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Srubov is a part of CHEKA, the secret police Lenin established after the Bolshevik Revolution. They arrest, interview for a minute, try in ten seconds, and execute intellectuals, aristocrats, Jews, clergy, and their families. In the building ...
Plot: basement, bolshevik, secret police, atrocity, kill, bayonet, female nudity, bare breasts, execution, revolution, child murder, firing squad ...
Time: 1920s
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Never Speak Ill of the Dead (1984)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Tragicomic story about Communist activist who wants to bring the benefits of Communism to the inhabitants of a Serbian village after WW2.
Plot: coal mine, secret police, communist party, wheat, voting, communism, suicide, priest, post war
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Young and Healthy as a Rose (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Young and Healthy as a Rose follows Stevan Nikolic, "Stiv", a petty criminal born in Belgrade, and his rise to power along with drugs, sex and with the help of local police.
Plot: gun, secret police, mafia, mob boss, outcast, male in bathtub, male objectification, pubic hair, erotica, criminal, female nudity, taking a shower ...
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 7.7
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Handcuffs (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Yugoslavia, 1948, the year of Inform Bureau's resolution and Tito's break-up with Stalin. The story takes place during a wedding in the Dalmatian inland in Croatia. Ante marries a much younger woman, Visnja; the groom's godfather is ...
Plot: handcuffs, peasant, wedding, secret police, communism, rape
Place: yugoslavia
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Alien from L.A. (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, South Africa
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When her archaeologist father disappears on an expedition, Wanda sets out to look for him. What she finds is a secret underground world, where no one believes in life on the surface and where she and her father are taken for spies.
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, offbeat, futuristic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: archaeologist, misfit, subterranean, adventure, space and aliens, escapades, imaginary kingdom, wizards and magicians, imaginary, disorder, teenage life, adventurer ...
Time: future, 80s
Place: california, usa, south africa, zimbabwe, ireland
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Children of Glory (2006)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, Sport, War
Country: Hungary
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Children of Glory will commemorate Hungary's heroic Revolution of 1956, and takes place in Budapest and at the Melbourne Olympic Games in October and November of that year. While Soviet tanks were destroying Hungary, the Hungarian water polo ...
Style: rough, emotional, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: revolution, politics, love and romance, rivalry, rebellion, idealism, love affair, political unrest, human spirit, society, sport, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: hungary, australia, europe, melbourne, budapest hungary ...
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 7.9
 2K
The Ear (1970)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Husband (senior ministry official) and wife find their house is riddled with listening devices put there by his own ministry. A harrowing night follows (reminiscent of 'Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf'), and the resolution is worse ...
Style: disturbing, tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: couples, political intrigue, totalitarianism, politics, promotion, domestic disturbance, state affairs, crumbling marriage, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, couple relations, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1950s
Place: prague, czech republic, russia, czechoslovakia
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 7.8
 13K
Kolya (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Czech Republic, UK, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The Czech Republic Director Jan Sverák tells in this Oscar winning film the story of the disillusioned Prague man named Cellisten Louka, who after a fictitious marriage with a Russian emigrant must suddenly take responsibility for her son. However ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: kids
Plot: communism, adoption, russian, friendship, womanizer, politics, funeral, musician, language barrier, cellist, socialism, cello ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1989
Place: czech republic, prague, europe, moscow russia, prague czech republic ...
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 6.5
 45K
Flash Gordon (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA, Netherlands
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A football player and his friends travel to the planet Mongo and find themselves fighting the tyrant, Ming the Merciless, to save Earth.
Style: futuristic, exciting, stylized, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, teens
Plot: emperor, mad scientist, superhero, good versus evil, outer space, space travel, race against time, scientist, prince, sword and planet, deception, solar eclipse ...
Time: 1930s, future, 80s
Place: dungeon, new york, usa
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 8.0
 769
The Vulture (1982)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Two old women who happen to be pickpockets stole money from Simon, the taxi driver. The police are unable to find the thieves, so Simon decides to find them himself.
Style: tragic ending
Plot: pickpocket, taxi driver, call girl, communism, briefcase, fast food, siren, villa, cigarette, debate, junkyard, mink coat ...
Time: 20th century
Place: hungary, budapest, kindergarten
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Hurricane Bianca: From Russia with Hate (2018)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: After winning over the staff and students of Milford High School, chemistry teacher Richard Martinez aka Bianca Del Rio sent her nemesis Vice Principal Deborah “Debbie” Ward to jail in a flawlessly executed plan. When Debbie is released from ...
Plot: bomb, shipping container, tumbleweed, secret police, science fair, homophobe, prison, wig, gun, prisoner, rat, police raid ...
Place: russia
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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: suspenseful, serious, captivating, tense, thought provoking
Plot: alternate reality, espionage, betrayal, dishonesty, political intrigue, disorder, intrigue, working undercover, rivalry, against humanity, state affairs, secret agents ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: usa, japan, cuba, new york, san francisco
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 6.6
 34
Red Couple (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Finland
Duration: 179 min.
Plot: love, jail, love triangle, death of son, communism, politics, prison, politician, communist, secret police, communist party, socialism ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 1950s
Place: soviet union, finland
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 6.5
 885
Sleeping Dogs (1977)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Recluse Smith (Sam Neill) is drawn into a revolutionary struggle between guerillas and right-wingers in New Zealand. Implicated in a murder and framed as a revolutionary conspirator, Smith tries to maintain an attitude of non-violence while caught ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tragic ending
Plot: civil war, state affairs, future dystopia, chases and races, crimes, rivalry, intrigue, political unrest, deadly, fighting the system, chaos and mayhem, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s, near future
Place: new zealand
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The Eternal Road (2017)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Finland, Estonia, Sweden
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Based on true events an epic story of one man's struggle for survival. Jussi Ketola, returns to Finland from the great depression struck America only to face growing political unrest. One summer night of 1930, nationalist thugs violently abduct ...
Plot: great depression, fear, baseball, farm, execution, idealism, mass murder, communism, new identity, socialism, child killed, kolkhoz ...
Time: 1930s
Place: soviet union
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The Death of Stalin (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, France, Belgium, Canada, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When tyrannical dictator Joseph Stalin dies in 1953, his parasitic cronies square off in a frantic power struggle to become the next Soviet leader. Among the contenders are the dweebish Georgy Malenkov, the wily Nikita Khrushchev and Lavrenti Beria ...
Style: banned film
Plot: socialism, political satire, chaos, military, dictator, death, wetness, father son reunion, red army, laughter, scapegoat, communist party ...
Time: 1950s, year 1964, year 1949
Place: russia, ussr, moscow russia, soviet union
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 5.9
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The Marchers (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In 1983, in France experiencing intolerance and racial violence , three young teens and the priest Minguettes launching a largely peaceful march for equality and against racism, over 1,000 km between Marseille and Paris . Despite the difficulties ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, thought provoking, realistic, biting
Plot: racism, hopes, urban ghetto life, rebellion, discrimination, human spirit, fighting the system, society, misfit, immigrants, life is a bitch, van ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1983
Place: france, cross country
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Chain of Command (1994)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When Merrill Ross (Michael Dudikoff) is thought to be a C.I.A. agent gone bad and teaming with some other alphabet named agency to take over the oil rich country of Qumir, he finds he's in the middle of a very explosive situation. Not knowing ...
Style: surprise ending
Plot: sadism, hotel, false identity, brutality, corruption, murder, violence, saxophone, betrayal, fire, death, escape ...
Time: 1990s
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Deutschland 83 (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 42 min.
Story: A gripping coming-of-age story set against the real culture wars and political events of Germany in the 1980s. The drama follows Martin Rauch as the 24 year-old East Germany native is pulled from the world as he knows it and sent to the West as an ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, tense
Plot: espionage, cold war, secret agents, state affairs, working undercover, undercover, political intrigue, dishonesty, rivalry, military, political unrest, border guard ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1983
Place: germany, german democratic republic, east germany, west germany, gdr
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 7.1
 39K
The Colony (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Germany, France, Luxembourg, UK, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A young woman's desperate search for her abducted boyfriend that draws her into the infamous Colonia Dignidad, a sect nobody ever escaped from.
Style: psychological, touching, intense, suspense, disturbing ...
Plot: cult, kidnapping, religious fanatic, torture chamber, political unrest, military dictatorship, torture, discipline, escape, violence against women, genocide, revolution ...
Time: year 1973
Place: chile, germany, new jersey, latin america
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 7.2
 59K
1984 (1984)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: George Orwell's novel of a totalitarian future society in which a man whose daily work is rewriting history tries to rebel by falling in love.
Style: futuristic, bleak, disturbing, psychological, clever ...
Plot: future dystopia, brainwashing, totalitarianism, society, fascism, oppression, diary, politics, book, big brother, against humanity, dishonesty ...
Time: future, 20th century, 80s, year 1984, 18th century
Place: england, london, europe
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Khrustalyov, My Car! (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Russia, France
Duration: 147 min.
Story: Military doctor General Klenski is arrested in Stalin's Russia in 1953 during an anti-Semitic political campaign accused of being a participant in so-called "doctors' plot".
Style: dark humor, realistic, offbeat, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: train, kgb, hospital, politics, on the run, gang, injustice, riddles and clues, state affairs, master and servant, downfall, head of state ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: russia, moscow russia
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The Daughter of D'Artagnan (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: It is 1654, in the South of France. When horsemen follow a runaway slave into the convent where he's taken sanctuary and kill both the fugitive and the Mother Superior, they little realise that one of the novices is the spirited daughter of ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: musketeer, revolution, righting the wronged, murder, rivalry, aging, clergy, rebellion, rebelliousness, convent, heroes, dishonesty ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: france, europe, paris france
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Transit Carlsbad (1966)
Genre: Crime
Country: Czechoslovakia
Plot: taking a photograph, doctor, gun, hotel, hotel room, waiter, spy, professor, restaurant, telephone call, elevator, scientist ...
Place: prague czechoslovakia, central europe
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 7.1
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Fox: Hunter (1993)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Romania, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Set in the period prior to the revolt in Timisoara in December 1989 and mirroring the events that led to the downfall of the dictator Ceausescu. -- BFI
Plot: dictatorship, secret police, surveillance, trust, friendship, fear
Place: romania
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The Secret of Steel City (1979)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The film is a metaphor for the Cold War. It depicts two neighbouring nations: peace loving Fortuna and the not so peaceful land of the Steel City.
Plot: cold war, binoculars, secret police, slingshot, father in law son in law relationship, grandfather clock, hand injury, explosion, balloon, photograph, on the run, falling down stairs ...
Time: 1910s
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The Divine Emma (1979)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Czechoslovakia's submission for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1981
Plot: national anthem, career, death by gunshot, repression, stage performance, groom, stretcher, code, field, drunken man, manipulative person, moral dilemma ...
Time: year 1915, year 1916, year 1917, 1910s
Place: america, prague, central europe, prague czech republic
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