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 serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense, captivating and bleak films and TV shows about / with secret police, politics, state affairs, betrayal, society, murder, life is a bitch, gun, corruption and rebellion 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: The First Purge (2018), To Kill a Priest (1988), 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

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, surprise ending ...
Plot: murder, abuse of power, party, sadism, nazism, experiment, survival horror, night, nightmare, terrorism, serial killer, racism ...
Time: 2010s
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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, captivating, realistic
Plot: priest, secret police, clergy, legal action, working class, injustice, society, life is a bitch, human spirit, politics, against the odds, ambition ...
Time: 80s
Place: poland, europe, holland
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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, investigation, secret police, post office, corruption, robbery, murder, chase, police investigation, office, amateur detective, 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, bolshevik, basement, husband wife relationship, blood, cigarette smoking, nude woman murdered, bare breasts, female nudity, shot in the back, insanity, murder of family ...
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: voting, suicide, communism, coal mine, wheat, communist party, secret police, 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, outcast, secret police, mob boss, mafia, clothed male naked female, criminal as protagonist, female objectification, criminal, chase, on the run, male nudity ...
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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, secret police, peasant, wedding, rape, communism
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: subterranean, archaeologist, adventure, misfit, adventurer, imaginary kingdom, sexploitation, secret police, expedition, parent child relationship, 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, gloomy, compassionate, heartbreaking ...
Plot: surveillance, communism, cold war, blackmail, interrogation, german, politics, corruption, voyeurism, paranoia, secret agents, morality ...
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, political unrest, working undercover, state affairs, undercover, secret agents, dishonesty, rivalry, spy ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1983
Place: germany, east germany, gdr, west germany
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Good Evening, Mr. Wallenberg (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Sweden, Hungary, Norway
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Swedish account of Raoul Wallenberg, the man responsible for the largest rescue of Jews during World War II.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, emotional, 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, stockholm sweden ...
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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: german abroad, secret police, prison, trafficking, interrogation, poison, cold war, forgery, holiday, bus, escape, nurse ...
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, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: revolution, fighting the system, mysterious character, rebellion, vigilantism, vengeance, future dystopia, society, life is a bitch, freedom, 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: captivating, serious, realistic, disturbing, 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 1938 ...
Place: russia, soviet union
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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: exciting, semi serious, feel good, humorous, breathtaking ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: transformation, singer, beach, adventure, fascism, pilot, adventurer, romance, daring rescue, war hero, mediterranean, haunted by the past ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s
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: elderly, academy, revolution, loneliness, romance, 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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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, teacher, prison, wig, gun, rat, police raid, prisoner, arrest, homosexual, gay, nightmare ...
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: 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
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Red Couple (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Finland
Duration: 179 min.
Plot: jail, death of son, execution, prison, politician, politics, love, love triangle, socialism, communist, communism, communist party ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
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, farm, baseball, execution, violence, fear, torture, shot to death, interrogation, kidnapping, mass murder ...
Time: 1930s
Place: soviet union
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The Death of Stalin (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, France, Belgium, Canada
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, political satire, socialism, power struggle, execution, grief, raid, cold war, violence ...
Time: 1950s, year 1949, year 1964
Place: russia, moscow russia, soviet union, 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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, thought provoking, biting
Plot: racism, immigrants, fighting the system, hopes, rebellion, society, human spirit, discrimination, urban ghetto life, misfit, 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: cigarette smoking, cigar smoking, security camera, elevator, telephone call, telephone, death, limousine, government agent, bar, chase, wine cellar ...
Time: 1990s
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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: touching, emotional, psychological, suspenseful, intense ...
Plot: cult, kidnapping, religious fanatic, political unrest, torture, love, german, escape, religion, abuse, underwater scene, man punching a woman ...
Time: year 1973
Place: chile, latin america, germany
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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, psychological, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: future dystopia, brainwashing, society, fascism, totalitarianism, book, against humanity, big brother, politics, oppression, dishonesty, life is a bitch ...
Time: future, 20th century, 80s, year 1984, 18th century
Place: england, europe, london
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Khrustalyov, My Car! (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Russia, France
Duration: 137 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, humorous, semi serious, realistic, clever ...
Plot: train, politics, head of state, injustice, state affairs, gang, master and servant, downfall, on the run, riddles and clues, hospital, twins ...
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: humorous, semi serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: musketeer, vengeance, adventure, heroic mission, monastery, fight, convent, righting the wronged, fighting the system, good versus evil, dishonesty, escapades ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: france, europe, paris france
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Transit Carlsbad (1966)
Genre: Crime
Country: Czechoslovakia
Plot: biologist, locked door, russian abroad, sleeping pill, chambermaid, female spy, drugged, secret mission, cleaning lady, spa, cutting hair, male in bathtub ...
Place: prague czechoslovakia, central europe
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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: trust, fear, friendship, surveillance, dictatorship, secret police
Place: romania
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