Operative movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant operative movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspenseful, suspense, exciting, tense, realistic and serious films and TV shows about / with operative, spy, danger, explosion, assassin, gun, espionage, betrayal, murder and chase plots mostly in Thriller, Action and Drama genres shot in USA, Canada, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as operative: All the Devil's Men (2018), Barbie: Spy Squad (2016), Serenity (2005), Do or Die (1991), Nikita (1997), Scorpio (1973), Black Water (2018), The Man Who Knew Too Little (1997), Nikita (1990), The Equalizer 2 (2018).

List of operative movies

All the Devil's Men (2018)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A battle-scarred War on Terror bounty hunter is forced to go to London on a manhunt for a disavowed CIA operative, which leads him into a deadly running battle with a former military comrade and his private army.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, suspense
Plot: terrorist, bounty hunter, operative, cia, bomb, spy, chaos, conspiracy, vigilante, twists and turns, crime fighter, terrorism ...
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Barbie: Spy Squad (2016)
Genre: Animation, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Barbie and her best friends Teresa and Renee transform from hard-working gymnasts to undercover secret agents. When their amazing gymnastics skills catch the eye of a top-secret spy agency, the girls are soon following clues to a gem-stealing cat ...
Style: captivating, entertaining, light
Audience: kids
Plot: barbie, friendship, spy, female spy, secret agents, mission, operative, squad, secret, agent, thief, team ...
Time: 2010s
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 7.8
 297K
Serenity (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: When the renegade crew of Serenity agrees to hide a fugitive on their ship, they find themselves in an action-packed battle between the relentless military might of a totalitarian regime who will destroy anything – or anyone – to get the girl ...
Style: futuristic, tense, semi serious, clever, sad ...
Audience: teens
Plot: space travel, space opera, alien, space and aliens, spacecraft, escapades, future dystopia, distopia, space wars, mechanic, friendship, adventure ...
Time: future
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 4.2
 1K
Do or Die (1991)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Asian crime boss Kaneshiro captures two voluptuous undercover federal agents, Donna and Nicole. But instead of liquidating them, he gives the busty duo a head start in a deadly cat-and-mouse game involving six other assassin teams. The heated action ...
Style: erotic, cult film
Plot: assassin, erotica, woman with a gun, sex scene, making love, swamp, agent, operative, motorcycle, jet ski, helicopter, female nudity ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, louisiana
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 7.4
 10K
Nikita (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: La Femme Nikita was a Canadian action/drama television series based on the French film Nikita by Luc Besson. The series was co-produced by Jay Firestone of Fireworks Entertainment and Warner Bros.. It was adapted for television by Joel Surnow. The ...
Style: exciting, serious, stylized, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: double agent, secret life, secret agents, female killer, female assassin, love, femme fatale, spy, surveillance, government agency, cover up, working undercover ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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 6.4
 5K
Scorpio (1973)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Cross is an old hand at the CIA, in charge of assassinating high-ranking foreign personalities who are an obstacle to the policies of the USA. He often teams up with Frenchman Jean Laurier, alias "Scorpio", a gifted free-lance operative. ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, neo noir, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kgb, spy, cold war, espionage, revenge, cia, assassination, hitman, police officer, judiciary, intrigue, betrayal ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: vienna, washington d.c., langley virginia, berlin germany, europe
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 4.7
 8K
Black Water (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A deep cover operative awakens to find himself imprisoned on a submarine. With the help of a fellow prisoner and an amateur agent, he must race against the clock to escape the vessel and expose who set him up.
Style: suspense, exciting, serious, captivating, tense ...
Plot: submarine, martial arts, murder, violence, betrayal, brutality, dishonesty, spy, cia, traitor, cia agent, death ...
Time: contemporary, future, 2010s, 21st century
Place: pentagon
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The Man Who Knew Too Little (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An American gets a ticket for an audience participation game in London, then gets involved in a case of mistaken identity. As an international plot unravels around him, he thinks it's all part of the act.
Style: parody, feel good, funny, humorous, thought provoking ...
Audience: kids
Plot: mistaken identity, spy, espionage, conspiracy, hitman, cold war, assassin, bdsm, twists and turns, natural disaster, lone hero, stupidity ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, england, europe, big ben london
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 7.3
 73K
Nikita (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, 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: neo noir, suspense, stylized, atmospheric, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: female assassin, spy, female killer, mentor, impossible love, hitman, espionage, undercover, double life, young woman, assassin, secret government organization ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: paris france, france, venice, europe
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 6.7
 161K
The Equalizer 2 (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Robert McCall returns to deliver his special brand of vigilante justice -- but how far will he go when it's someone he loves?
Style: suspense, bloody, neo noir, ambiguous ending, surprise ending ...
Plot: revenge, cia, one against many, tough guy, ex military, vigilantism, loner, one man army, warrior, kidnapping, vigilante, martial arts ...
Time: 2010s
Place: istanbul turkey, brussels, europe, north america, usa ...
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 4.1
 1K
Fit to Kill (1993)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Buxom do-gooders Donna and Nicole set out to reclaim the stolen Alexa diamond from its hiding place in Russia … only to run into their nemesis, Martin Kane.
Style: erotic, cult film
Plot: sex scene, woman with a gun, exploitation, making love, helicopter, villainess, casino, remote control, espionage, assassin, cia, henchman ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, hawaii, russia
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 4.1
 901
Enemy Gold (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: USA, Germany, Japan
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Three Federal agents go in search of gold supposedly hidden by Quantrell during the Civil War after they are suspended by a corrupt official for excessive force during a drug raid. Meanwhile a drug lord hires a hit woman to kill the three for ...
Style: erotic, suspense, cult film, sexploitation film
Plot: civil war, sex scene, gold, woman with a gun, making love, american civil war, american, lost treasure, voyeur, blonde, erotica, female nudity ...
Time: 90s
Place: washington d.c.
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 7.2
 5K
Pine Gap (2018)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 360 min.
TV show
Story: A team of talented Australian and American intelligence analysts work together to ensure global stability in one of the world's most important and secretive joint intelligence facilities... Pine Gap. But the relationship between the Australian ...
Style: political, captivating, suspense, suspenseful, tense
Plot: intelligence agency, spy, intelligence, intrigue, politics, satellite, television, agent, cia, rivalry, crimes, military ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, adelaide south australia, south australia
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Beyond Valkyrie: Dawn of the 4th Reich (2016)
Genre: Action, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An intense thriller from the frontlines of World War II. As Operation Valkyrie prepares to assassinate Adolph Hitler, an Allied special ops team prepares to extract the man destined to lead post-war Germany. But after Valkyrie fails, everything ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, exciting, visually appealing
Plot: world war two, nazi, russian, soldier, operation, resistance, squad, american, german, officer, undercover, fight ...
Time: 1940s
Place: germany
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 6.8
 13K
The Wild Geese (1978)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Switzerland, UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A British multinational company seeks to overthrow a vicious dictator in central Africa. It hires a band of (largely aged) mercenaries in London and sends them in to save the virtuous but imprisoned opposition leader who is also critically ill and ...
Style: exciting, tense, harsh, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mercenary, military, adventure, betrayal, war, battles, rescue, politics, behind enemy lines, heroes, dishonesty, political unrest ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: africa, zimbabwe, london, england, south africa ...
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 6.0
 194K
Taken 3 (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, Spain, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Ex-government operative Bryan Mills finds his life is shattered when he's falsely accused of a murder that hits close to home. As he's pursued by a savvy police inspector, Mills employs his particular set of skills to track the real killer ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, breathtaking, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: revenge, kidnapping, one man army, murder, runaway, on the run, chase, frame up, hostage, police investigation, crimes, framed for murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, europe, santa monica california ...
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Brotherhood of the Rose (1989)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA, New Zealand
Duration: 240 min.
TV show
Story: Romulus and Remus are two CIA agents, their direct instructor is John Elliott. They both were picked up at an orphanage by Elliott at the age of about eight, raised together as brothers and specially trained to supersede every other agent in the ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, manhunt, conspiracy, espionage, kgb, orphan, betrayal, on the run, false accusation, frame up, political conspiracy, political intrigue ...
Time: 80s
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 8.2
 29K
Z (1969)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Algeria
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Repression is the rule of the day in this film that skewers Greek governance of the 1960s. Z, a leftist rabble rouser, is killed in what appears to be a traffic accident. But given the political climate, the death of such a prominent activist raises ...
Style: political, tense, thought provoking, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: conspiracy, politics, military, assassination, police, government, murder investigation, political corruption, violence, politician, martyr, political cover up ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century
Place: greece, france, europe
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Law of Corruption (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Events of the film take place in both hemispheres. Presidents of countries, bosses of drug cartels, special agents and powerful secret service agencies from all around the world are the first hand participants of its events. The film begins with an ...
Plot: race against time, veteran, car chase, restaurant, nightclub, partner, assassin, espionage, revolution, terrorism, helicopter, kidnapping ...
Place: eastern europe, prague, central europe
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 5.6
 48K
Bad Company (2002)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Thriller
Country: Czech Republic, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: When a Harvard-educated CIA agent is killed during an operation, the secret agency recruits his twin brother.
Style: humorous, intense, suspenseful, semi serious, funny ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: espionage, spy, culture clash, kidnapping, hidden camera, terrorism, betrayal, twin brother, fish out of water, rescue, heroic mission, mistaken identity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, langley virginia, new york, los angeles, california ...
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 7.3
 397K
No Time To Die (2021)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 163 min.
Story: James Bond is retired and living a peaceful life, but after a visit from Felix Leiter, Bond must follow the trail of a dangerous new villain with never before seen technology.
Style: exciting, epic, suspense, intellectual, slasher ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: james bond, spy, espionage, cia agent, cia, secret service, crimes, british intelligence, infection, british secret service, 007, murder ...
Time: 2010s, 2020s
Place: jamaica, london, havana cuba, italy, norway ...
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Against the Clock (2019)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After a CIA Agent is seriously injured during a mission, his wife, a former CIA operative, becomes determined to find out what happened - a truth the CIA Director wants concealed at all cost.
Style: suspense, disturbing, captivating, tense
Plot: mission, conspiracy, truth, accident, recruit, crimes, police investigation, couples, vengeance, society, dishonesty, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
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Asteroid: Final Impact (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A deadly meteor storm has been labeled a one-time celestial occurrence, but astrophysicist Steve Thomas believes something worse is yet to come. After discovering his asteroid tracking satellite is secretly being used for military surveillance, ...
Style: psychotronic, tense, exciting, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: disaster, natural disaster, asteroid, apocalypse, patriot, save the world, astrophysicist, crash, science, secret, satellite, race against time ...
Time: 2010s
Place: canada
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The Baldheaded Agent and the Land of Destruction Mission (1969)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Greece
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Undercover cop takes to find and restore a rich girl who ran away from home
Style: funny, eurospy
Plot: spy, espionage, secret agents, empire, ruse, assignment, operative, mishap, tasks, diploma, secret, undercover ...
Time: 60s
Place: greece, athens greece
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 8.1
 298
Search (1972)
Genre: Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Search is an American science fiction series that aired on Wednesday nights on NBC at 10 pm ET, from September 1972 to August 1973. It ran for 23 episodes, not including the two-hour pilot film originally titled Probe. When picked up for series ...
Plot: spy, private investigator, hi-tech, operative, mission, intrigue, computer cracker, technology
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 7.8
 39
The Resolve (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: The Resolve centers around Mike Patterson (Russ Cootey), a beleaguered man, gripped by O.C.D. issues with humanity, unleashed by fiery clashes on others. He explains to his therapist Sean Miller (Alex Ballar - War Wolves) how he has found a way to ...
Style: suspense, tense, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: agent, vigilante, frame up, spy, husband wife relationship, revenge, secret, conspiracy, justice, cover up, jail, fight ...
Place: los angeles, california
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 4.6
 109
Fatal Justice (1994)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Somewhere near the Texas-Louisiana border, the CIA maintains a force of domestic assassins. So secret is their work that their retirement program is a bullet in the head. Up-and-coming hitwoman, Diana, gets the order to dispatch Mars, a legendary ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, bleak, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, assassin, spy, woman with a gun, female assassin, cia, soldier, government agency, rivalry, aging, golden years, special agents ...
Time: 90s
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