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 realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense, emotional and captivating films and TV shows about / with secret police, politics, society, state affairs, communism, rebellion, life is a bitch, death, execution and betrayal plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and History genres shot in USA, Germany, France 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), The Lives of Others (2006), Deutschland 83 (2015).

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, clergy, legal action, human spirit, against the odds, working class, state affairs, injustice, life is a bitch, politics, political activist ...
Time: 80s
Place: poland, europe, holland
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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, psychological, rough, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Plot: party, murder, abuse of power, survival horror, sadism, nazism, experiment, money, gory violence, atrocity, african american, politics ...
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, mind bending
Plot: car chase, corruption, secret police, post office, investigation, robbery, murder, chase, police investigation, amateur detective, office, partners against crime ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: sweden
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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: secret police, basement, bolshevik, hanging, atrocity, kill, bayonet, naked dead woman, communism, woman shot in the forehead, naked dead man, aristocracy ...
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: wheat, secret police, coal mine, priest, suicide, communism, communist party, voting, 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, mob boss, mafia, secret police, outcast, shooting, topless woman, drug, party, taking a photograph, chase, sex scene ...
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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, wedding, peasant, 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, offbeat, exciting, futuristic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: archaeologist, subterranean, adventure, misfit, adventurer, imaginary kingdom, sexploitation, expedition, parent child relationship, secret police, kidnapping, missing person ...
Time: future, 80s
Place: california, usa, zimbabwe, south africa, ireland
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The Lives of Others (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A tragic love story set in East Berlin with the backdrop of an undercover Stasi controlled culture. Stasi captain Wieler is ordered to follow author Dreyman and plunges deeper and deeper into his life until he reaches the threshold of doubting the ...
Style: bleak, tense, compassionate, gloomy, heartbreaking ...
Plot: surveillance, communism, cold war, blackmail, interrogation, german, politics, corruption, paranoia, morality, redemption, suicide ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, year 1984, 1990s
Place: germany, east germany, german democratic republic, europe, soviet union ...
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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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: espionage, cold war, political intrigue, military, working undercover, state affairs, undercover, secret agents, dishonesty, rivalry, political unrest, spy ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1983
Place: germany, german democratic republic, east germany, gdr, west germany
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Good Evening, Mr. Wallenberg (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Sweden, Hungary
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Swedish account of Raoul Wallenberg, the man responsible for the largest rescue of Jews during World War II.
Style: serious, bleak, emotional, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: rescue, swedish, hungarian, ghetto, genocide, anti semitism, holocaust, politics, anti heroes, immigrants, war, survival ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: europe, hungary, sweden, budapest hungary, moscow russia ...
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Operation Skorpion (2004)
Genre: Biography, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Based on a true story, Stephan Wagner's thriller focuses on a man and his fight against the East German secret service. After an escape attempt, Wolfgang Stein is sentenced to ten years in prison, but is finally ransomed by the West German ...
Plot: secret police, german abroad, prison, disguise, airport, passport, attempted murder, uniform, forger, seaside, document, escape ...
Place: gdr, east germany
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V for Vendetta (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 132 min.
Story: In a world in which Great Britain has become a fascist state, a masked vigilante known only as 'V' conducts guerrilla warfare against the oppressive British government. When 'V' rescues a young woman from the secret police, he ...
Style: futuristic, captivating, stylized, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: revolution, fighting the system, mysterious character, vengeance, rebellion, vigilantism, future dystopia, freedom, society, life is a bitch, disguise, political corruption ...
Time: future, 2020s
Place: england, london, europe, britain, big ben london
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Stalin (1992)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: Russia, Hungary, USA
Duration: 172 min.
Story: The life and career of the brutal Soviet dictator, Josef Stalin.
Style: serious, captivating, disturbing, realistic, suspense
Plot: paranoia, leadership, murder, head of state, historical figure, society, state affairs, politics, deadly, power relations, life is a bitch, kgb ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, year 1919 ...
Place: russia, soviet union
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Sophie Scholl: The Final Days (2005)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: True story of Germany's most famous anti-Nazi heroine brought to thrilling, dramatic life. Sophie Scholl stars Julia Jentsch in a luminous performance as the fearless activist of the underground student resistance group, The White Rose. Armed ...
Style: emotional, talky, realistic, tense, serious ...
Plot: nazism, resistance, idealism, politics, fighting the system, tragic hero, human spirit, german, guillotine, nazi germany, gestapo, courtroom ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943
Place: germany, europe, munich germany, campus, east germany ...
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Porco Rosso (1992)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Porco Rosso, known in Japan as Crimson Pig (Kurenai no Buta) is the sixth animated film by Hayao Miyazaki and released in 1992. You're introduced to an Italian World War I fighter ace, now living as a freelance bounty hunter chasing "air ...
Style: semi serious, exciting, feel good, humorous, breathtaking ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: singer, beach, adventure, transformation, fascism, pilot, adventurer, romance, daring rescue, war hero, mediterranean, haunted by the past ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 20th century, 1920s, 1930s
Place: italy, europe, japan, tokyo
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Night Train to Lisbon (2013)
Genre: Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Germany, Switzerland, Portugal
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Raimund Gregorius, having saved a beautiful Portuguese woman from leaping to her death, stumbles upon a mesmerizing book by a Portuguese author, which compels him to suddenly abandon the boring life he has led for years and to embark on an ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, captivating, tense ...
Plot: academy, revolution, loneliness, romance, elderly, resistance, suicide attempt, dictatorship, poet, amateur detective, mystery, obsessive quest ...
Time: contemporary, 70s, 20th century, 21st century, year 1974
Place: portugal, europe, lisbon portugal, switzerland, spain ...
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Bonhoeffer: Agent of Grace (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: Canada, Germany, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The story of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a German clergyman of great distinction, who actively opposed Hitler and the Nazis. His convictions cost him his life. What is a moral person to do in a time of savage immorality? That question tormented Dietrich ...
Style: serious, bleak, captivating, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: anti heroes, fighting the system, good versus evil, human spirit, idealism, rebelliousness, against the odds, against humanity, heroes, rebellion, society, clergy ...
Place: germany, europe, switzerland, sweden, united states
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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: serious, realistic, emotional, rough, captivating
Plot: revolution, politics, athlete's life, contests and competitions, idealism, rebelliousness, sport, political unrest, hopes, love and romance, rebellion, society ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: hungary, australia, europe, melbourne, soviet union ...
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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, serious, biting, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: couple relations, dishonesty, couples, family problems, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage, domestic disturbance, political intrigue, politics, state affairs, unfulfillment, government facility ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1950s
Place: russia, prague, czech republic, czechoslovakia
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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, semi serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: communism, adoption, russian, friendship, language barrier, musician, funeral, concert, socialism, cello, cellist, womanizer ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1989
Place: prague, czech republic, europe, prague czechoslovakia, prague czech republic ...
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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, semi serious, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing, teens
Plot: emperor, mad scientist, superhero, sword and planet, deception, scientist, prince, solar eclipse, outer space, race against time, space travel, adventure ...
Time: 1930s, future, 80s
Place: dungeon, new york, usa
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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, violence, alimony, cake, hotel, poverty, dinner, homelessness, vigilante, unemployment, sunglasses ...
Time: 20th century
Place: kindergarten, hungary, budapest
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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: teacher, revenge plot, tumbleweed, shipping container, cargo ship, cannibal, prison, prisoner, police raid, rat, wig, gun ...
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, secret identity, betrayal, intrigue, working undercover, dishonesty, resistance, political intrigue, rivalry, disorder, secret agents ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: usa, japan, cuba, san francisco, new york
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Red Couple (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Finland
Duration: 179 min.
Plot: prison, jail, love triangle, communist party, communism, politics, politician, love, execution, death of son, secret police, socialism ...
Time: 1930s, 1950s, 1940s
Place: finland, soviet union
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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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tragic ending
Plot: civil war, fighting the system, politics, government agency, witnessing a crime, intrigue, manhunt, chaos and mayhem, false accusation, frame up, future dystopia, murder ...
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, kolkhoz, child killed, torture, interrogation, shot to death, kidnapping, farm, baseball, execution, secret police, socialism ...
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: death, dictator, chaos, military, socialism, political satire, power struggle, tyrant, death threat, cold war, crying man, record player ...
Time: 1950s, year 1964, year 1949
Place: russia, soviet union, moscow russia, ussr
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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, immigrants, fighting the system, hopes, rebellion, society, human spirit, discrimination, urban ghetto life, misfit, life is a bitch, priest ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1983
Place: france, cross country
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