Counter intelligence movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant counter intelligence movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense and suspense films and TV shows about / with counter intelligence, spy, espionage, secret agents, danger, murder, betrayal, undercover, gun and photograph plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Action genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as counter intelligence: Lektor (2011), In August of 1944 (2001), Spy City (2020), The Courier (2020), Lurk (2009), The Fight for Moscow (1985), Allied (2016), Casino Royale (1967), Red Sparrow (2018), Atomic Blonde (2017).

List of counter intelligence movies

 6.3
 75
Lektor (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Russia
TV show
Story: Car explosion in the centre of Moscow. The double agent in the Russian secret services. The international dealer the weapon «under a cap» at the British investigation. The dissident poisoned in London. The monk from Kosovo, rescuing a unique icon. ...
Style: psychological, tricky, exciting, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: counter intelligence, spy, espionage, scandal, secret service, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, secret agents, undercover agent, relationship problems, rescue, society, terrorist ...
Time: contemporary
Place: moscow russia
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In August of 1944 (2001)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Russia, Belarus
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The movie is set in Belarus, where a team of counter-intelligence officers is given only three days to find a German radio operator posing as a Soviet soldier, behind soviet lines, on the eve of a major offensive.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing
Plot: world war two, counter intelligence, war, spy, russian soldier, friendship between men, betrayal, patriotism, camaraderie, traitor, wartime, nazi ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s
Place: ussr, russia
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 6.9
 1K
Spy City (2020)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 48 min.
TV show
Story: After a defector is murdered, British agent Fielding Scott is assigned to track down a mole in his own ranks in 1961 Berlin. His investigation leads him into a deadly web of crime, betrayal and paranoia. Who can Scott trust in the city of spies?
Style: suspense, captivating, tense
Plot: counter intelligence, spy, espionage, government agent, secret mission, secret agents, agent, prospector, investigation, mission, undercover agent, special agents ...
Time: 60s
Place: berlin germany
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 7.2
 62K
The Courier (2020)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Cold War spy Greville Wynne and his Russian source try to put an end to the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Style: suspense, tense, captivating, scary, interesting ...
Plot: cold war, spy, reconnaissance, russian spy, cuban missile crisis, counter intelligence, interrogation, secret agents, agent, special agents, war, wartime ...
Time: year 1960, year 1962, year 1964, 60s, 50s ...
Place: langley virginia, cuba, ussr, moscow russia, london ...
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 8.4
 531
Lurk (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Lurk is a 2009 Chinese television series based on a spy novel. The series is directed by Jiang Wei.
Style: tense, disturbing, captivating
Plot: spy, secret service agent, reconnaissance, espionage, secret agents, agent, husband wife relationship, workplace situations, federal agent, prospector, secretly observing, special agents ...
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The Fight for Moscow (1985)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Soviet Union, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Vietnam
Duration: 358 min.
TV show
Story: A historic movie telling the story about a battle of Moscow during WWII.
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, josef stalin, great patriotic war, soviet soldier, nazi, red army, military, heroism, battles, life & death, heroes, bravery ...
Time: year 1941, 1940s
Place: ussr, russia, moscow russia, berlin germany
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 7.1
 158K
Allied (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: In 1942, an intelligence officer in North Africa encounters a female French Resistance fighter on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. When they reunite in London, their relationship is tested by the pressures of war.
Style: suspense, sexy, emotional, factual, suspenseful ...
Audience: date night
Plot: world war two, spy, nazi, espionage, french, military, love, double agent, female agent, betrayal, race against time, deception ...
Time: 1940s, future, year 1942
Place: france, london, england, paris france, berlin germany ...
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 5.0
 31K
Casino Royale (1967)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Sir James Bond is called back out of retirement to stop SMERSH. In order to trick SMERSH, James thinks up the ultimate plan - that every agent will be named 'James Bond'. One of the Bonds, whose real name is Evelyn Tremble is sent to take ...
Style: parody, surreal, funny, exciting, humorous ...
Plot: spy, 007, james bond, espionage, james bond spoof, spy spoof, farce, satire, sexual attraction, lion, villain, gadget ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: berlin germany, scotland, india, england, germany ...
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 6.6
 187K
Red Sparrow (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Prima ballerina, Dominika Egorova faces a bleak and uncertain future after she suffers an injury that ends her career. She soon turns to Sparrow School, a secret intelligence service that trains exceptional young people to use their minds and bodies ...
Style: surprise ending, suspense, sexy, rough, brutal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: spy, russian spy, female agent, female assassin, torture, female spy, deception, secret mission, murder, assassin, uncle niece relationship, femme fatale ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: russia, ussr, budapest, hungary, vienna ...
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 6.7
 195K
Atomic Blonde (2017)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Sweden, Hungary
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An undercover MI6 agent is sent to Berlin during the Cold War to investigate the murder of a fellow agent and recover a missing list of double agents.
Style: suspense, surprise ending, sexy, harsh, exciting ...
Plot: spy, cold war, lgbt, female assassin, female killer, woman fights a man, lesbian, female spy, female agent, rogue agent, undercover agent, double agent ...
Time: 80s, year 1989, year 1987, 20th century
Place: berlin germany, east berlin, germany, eastern europe, europe ...
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Tom Clancy's Without Remorse (2021)
Genre: Action, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: An elite Navy SEAL uncovers an international conspiracy while seeking justice for the murder of his pregnant wife.
Style: suspense, exciting, captivating, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: one man army, terrorism, murder, soldier, navy, prison fight, police, tough guy, revenge, prison, u.s. navy, swat team ...
Time: 2020s
Place: syria, usa, north carolina, langley virginia, pentagon ...
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 8.5
 1.3M
The Departed (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 151 min.
Story: To take down South Boston's Irish Mafia, the police send in one of their own to infiltrate the underworld, not realizing the syndicate has done likewise. While an undercover cop curries favor with the mob kingpin, a career criminal rises ...
Style: twist ending, suspense, surprise ending, clever, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, police, crimes, mole, organized crime, undercover cop, working undercover, corruption, twists and turns, violence, gunfight ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, china, taiwan ...
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 5.4
 129K
Aeon Flux (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Brazil, Italy
Duration: 93 min.
Story: 400 years into the future, disease has wiped out the majority of the world's population, except one walled city, Bregna, ruled by a congress of scientists. When Æon Flux, the top operative in the underground 'Monican' rebellion, is ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, exciting, visually appealing, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: female protagonist, strong female character, secret movement, strong female lead, future dystopia, rebelliousness, woman with a gun, rebellion, cyberpunk, martial arts, female killer, superhero ...
Time: future
Place: berlin germany
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 4.5
 52
.357 Magnum (1977)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 71 min.
Story: American Jonathan "Johnny" Hightower (James Whitworth) works as a contract secret agent for some British-accented guy. He wants Johnny to kill another guy called Clay. Clay is in Hong Kong and then moves on to Tokyo. He walks a lot, has ...
Plot: counter intelligence, espionage, cia, killer, executioner, murder, cia agent
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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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 7.8
 6K
Aeon Flux (1991)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Æon Flux is set in a bizarre, dystopian future world. The title character is a tall, leather-clad secret agent from the nation of Monica, skilled in assassination and acrobatics. Her mission is to infiltrate the strongholds of the neighboring ...
Style: futuristic, adult animation, psychedelic, exciting, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: secret agents, cyberpunk, cloning, agent, distopia, spy, superhero, surrealism, post apocalypse, apocalypse, rebelliousness, dictator ...
Time: future
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The Accompanist (1992)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In Nazi-occupied Paris, a young accompanist named Sophie Vasseur gets a job with famed singer Irene Brice. As Irene's husband Charles, a businessman collaborating with the Nazis, wrestles with his conscience, Sophie becomes obsessed with Irene, ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, sincere
Plot: world war two, betrayal, railway, maid, pianist, singer, politics, obsession, infidelity, love, manipulation, strong female presence ...
Time: 1940s
Place: paris france, france, london, england, europe ...
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L'opération Corned Beef (1991)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Romance
Country: France, Mexico
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The unsanctioned efforts of a covert unit to gather evidence about illegal arms shipments with the unwitting help of an embassy employee.
Style: exciting, not serious, realistic, humorous, buddy movie ...
Plot: spy, embassy, espionage, love, farce, couples, disorder, disability, dishonesty, secret agents, undercover, government agency ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, paris france, venice, colombia
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Who Is That Man? (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story is set in 1939. A military officer is stripped of his rank for his apparent collaboration with a counter-espionage agent while on a mission in Paris. Then he is enlisted in his own country's counterespionage unit, due to his knowledge ...
Style: pre war
Plot: spy, female nudity, nazi occupation, counter intelligence, court martial, linguist, death, agent, murder, world war two, caper, accidental killing ...
Time: year 1939
Place: poland, paris france
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The Third Generation (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A mogul merrily funds terrorists to boost his computer sales, by panicking West German government and industry c. 1980, as the third generation of Western European left-wing activists forms, after crippling of the violent Red Army Faction. Released ...
Style: political, art house, serious, realistic, clever ...
Plot: transvestism, politics, terrorism, anarchist, female nudity, protest, satire, hostage, elimination, junkie, kidnapped man, businessman ...
Time: 70s, year 1979
Place: berlin germany, europe, west berlin west germany, west germany, germany
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The Nada Gang (1974)
Genre: Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Nada, named after a gang of Spanish anarchists, is a small, confused band of French terrorists. They kidnap the American ambassador after one of his regular visits to an exclusive brothel. The gang starts to quarrel amongst themselves as to the ...
Style: erotic, political, exciting, tense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: anarchist, anarchism, countryside, kidnapping, scapegoat, hostage, politics, terrorism, surrender, nudity (full frontal - brief), police corruption, violence spree ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, post world war two
Place: paris france, france, europe, belgium
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Walter Defends Sarajevo (1972)
Genre: Action, War
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Valter brani Sarajevo (English: Walter Defends Sarajevo, German: Walter verteidigt Sarajewo) is a Yugoslav partisan drama film that takes place during World War. Walter Defends Sarajevo takes place in Sarajevo, Bosnia against the German withdrawal ...
Plot: world war two, partisan, murder, disguise, trap, counter intelligence, police, army, nazi, car, train, traitor ...
Place: sarajevo
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The Looking Glass War (1970)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: From the John le Carre novel about a British spy who sends a Polish defector to East Germany to verify missile sites.
Style: realistic, serious, talky, suspenseful, clever ...
Plot: spy, espionage, cold war, politics, communism, secret agents, iron curtain, british intelligence, political intrigue, government agency, dishonesty, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: east germany, germany, berlin germany, england, german democratic republic ...
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The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1965)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: British agent Alec Leamas refuses to come in from the cold war during the 1960s, choosing to face another mission, which may prove to be his final one.
Style: political, suspense, talky, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: cold war, espionage, spy, berlin wall, iron curtain, double agent, british intelligence, politics, loner, betrayal, library, cynicism ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: berlin germany, east germany, london, england, germany ...
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The Nasty Rabbit (1964)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Russian spies secretly infect rabbits with a deadly bacteria, then let them loose in the U.S.
Style: parody, realistic, not serious, humorous, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, espionage, rabbit, silly humor, partners, dishonesty, undercover, heroes, misfit, mad scientist, secret agents, escapades ...
Time: 60s
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 6.2
 270
Sergeant Ryker (1968)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: During the Korean War Sergeant Paul Ryker is accused of defecting to Communist China and then returning to his unit as a spy.He's court-martialed and sentenced to death but his attorney believes Ryker's innocent and asks for a new trial.
Plot: korean war, spy, human experiment, court martial, traitor, communist, defector, u.s. army, secret mission, lawyer, guilt, counter intelligence ...
Time: year 1950
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 6.6
 369
Ring of Spies (1964)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The film is based on the actual events of the Portland Spy Ring trial in the U.K. A disgruntled Navy Clerk is transferred to a secret research establishment and is subsequently black-mailed/paid by Czech intelligence to procure secrets for them. He ...
Style: noir, eurospy
Plot: spy, cold war, espionage, soviet spy, royal navy, british police, counter intelligence, secret document, wiretap, communism, safe, drunkard ...
Time: 50s
Place: london, united kingdom, warsaw poland
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 7.6
 51K
Alias (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Sydney Bristow, an agent who has been tricked to believe she is working for the U.S. government, is actually working for a criminal organization named the Alliance of Twelve. Upon learning this, Sydney becomes a double agent for the real CIA.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: teens, kids, boys' night, teen drama
Plot: cia, female protagonist, spy, double agent, female spy, secret identity, double life, secret agents, young woman, working undercover, deception, betrayal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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Aide of His Excellence (1970)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 377 min.
TV show
Story: Adyutant ego prevoskhoditelstva
Plot: russian civil war, spy, self sacrifice, escape, investigation, train robbery, civil war, capture, colonel, behind enemy lines, military officer, general ...
Time: 1910s
Place: kiev ukraine, ukraine, russia, ussr
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 8.1
 119K
Killing Eve (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: A security consultant hunts for a ruthless assassin. Equally obsessed with each other, they go head to head in an epic game of cat-and-mouse.
Style: exciting, tense, suspense, captivating, atmospheric ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: lgbt, psycho killer, female protagonist, investigation, female assassin, psychopath, killings, peril, woman with a gun, odd couple, strong female character, hitman ...
Time: future
Place: london, europe
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