Surveillance movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant surveillance movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspenseful, serious, clever, suspense, tense and interesting films and TV shows about / with surveillance, twists & turns, dialogue, storytelling, dishonesty, mentor, murder, greed, conspiracy and paranoia plots mostly in Thriller, Drama and Mystery genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as surveillance: Person of Interest (2011), The Lives of Others (2006), The Conversation (1974), I.T. (2016), The Americans (2013), Exam (2009), The Master and Margarita (1994), 11.22.63 (2016), The Game (1997), Homeland (2011).
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The Conversation (1974)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller
USA
113 min.
 7.9
The Americans (2013)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
USA
44 min.
 8.4
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Summer of '84 (2018)
Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Canada, USA
105 min.
 6.7
Reprisal (2018)
Action, Crime, Thriller
UK, USA
89 min.
 4.2

List of surveillance movies

Person of Interest (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Person of Interest follows former CIA paramilitary operative, John Reese, who is presumed dead and teams up with reclusive billionaire Finch to prevent violent crimes in New York City by initiating their own type of justice. With the special ...
Style: captivating, clever, exciting, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: surveillance, hacker, hi-tech, computer system, inventions and discoveries, fighting crime, partners against crime, secret, computers and web, vigilantism, artificial intelligence, computer genius ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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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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The Conversation (1974)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Surveillance expert Harry Caul is hired by a mysterious client's brusque aide to tail a young couple. Tracking the pair through San Francisco's Union Square, Caul and his associate Stan manage to record a cryptic conversation between them. ...
Style: psychological, gloomy, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: surveillance, character study, obsession, alienation, losing-it hero, paranoia, neo noir, wiretap, saxophone, mystery, loner, amateur detective ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: san francisco, usa
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 5.4
 13K
I.T. (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Ireland, France, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Mike Regan is a successful, self-made man who has it all: a gorgeous wife, a beautiful teenage daughter and a sleek, state-of-the-art “smart home”. But he soon finds himself in a deadly, high-stakes game of cat-and-mouse when his I.T. ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, intense, psychological ...
Plot: surveillance, internet, technology, stalker, billionaire, home invasion, hacking, revenge, twists & turns, spy, business, secret service ...
Place: new york
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 8.4
 66K
The Americans (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Set during the Cold War period in the 1980s, The Americans is the story of Elizabeth and Philip Jennings, two Soviet KGB officers posing as an American married couple in the suburbs of Washington D.C. and their neighbor, Stan Beeman, an FBI ...
Style: captivating, exciting, atmospheric, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: secret agents, fbi, espionage, kgb, working undercover, double life, undercover, surveillance, parents and children, family relations, double agent, government agency ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: soviet union, usa, washington d.c.
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 6.9
 90K
Exam (2009)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The final candidates for a highly desirable corporate job are locked together in an exam room and given a test so simple and confusing that tension begins to unravel.
Style: psychological, mind bending, tense, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: mind game, manipulations, psychologist, ambition, human nature, rivalry, surveillance, intrigue, mystery, room, confinement indoors, suspicion ...
Time: future
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The Master and Margarita (1994)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Russia
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Master is a talented writer in Moscow working on a manuscript about the biblical Jesus and Pontius Pilate. Authorities in Moscow are harassing Master by surveillance and intimidation. Victimized by their harassment, Master throws his manuscript into ...
Style: surreal, captivating, suspenseful, suspense, mind bending
Plot: surveillance, muse, manuscript, mysticism, mental institution, life philosophy, life & death, destiny, buddies, surrealism, storytelling, flashback ...
Time: 1930s
Place: jerusalem, russia, soviet union
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 8.2
 57K
11.22.63 (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: An English teacher travels back in time to prevent the Kennedy assassination, but discovers he is attached to the life he has made in a bygone era.
Style: stylized, suspense, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, assassination, surveillance, kennedy assassination, murder, conspiracy, historical event, escapades, imaginary, period piece, time ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 50s, year 1963, future
Place: usa, dallas texas
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 7.8
 302K
The Game (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In honor of his birthday, San Francisco banker Nicholas Van Orton, a financial genius and a coldhearted loner, receives an unusual present from his younger brother, Conrad -- a gift certificate to play a unique kind of game. In nearly a nanosecond, ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, atmospheric ...
Plot: mind game, life turned upside down, uncover truth, disorder, mystery, manipulation, businessman, neo noir, surveillance, dishonesty, scheme, birthday ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, san francisco, california
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 8.4
 269K
Homeland (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: CIA officer Carrie Mathison is tops in her field despite being bipolar, which makes her volatile and unpredictable. With the help of her long-time mentor Saul Berenson, Carrie fearlessly risks everything, including her personal well-being and even ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, captivating, twists and turns ...
Plot: terrorism, cia, explosion, investigation, espionage, spy, danger, intrigue, treason, marines, surveillance, paranoia ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, usa, iraq, virginia, america ...
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Enemy of the State (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Hotshot Washington lawyer, Robert Dean becomes a victim of high-tech identity theft when a hacker slips an incriminating video into his pocket. Soon, a rogue National Security agent sets out to recover the tape – and destroy Dean.
Style: tense, suspense, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: satellite, fighting the system, manhunt, surveillance, corruption, paranoia, witnessing a crime, mexican standoff, political conspiracy, uncover truth, conspiracy, lawyer ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: washington d.c., usa
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 7.9
 38K
Leverage (2008)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Leverage follows a five-person team: a thief, a grifter, a hacker, and a retrieval specialist, led by former insurance investigator Nathan Ford, who use their skills to fight corporate and governmental injustices inflicted on ordinary citizens.
Style: exciting, stylized, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: hacker, thief, crime, escapades, crimes, unconventional method, team, mastermind, actress, dishonesty, hidden identity, scheme ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: usa
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A Scanner Darkly (2006)
Genre: Animation, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An undercover cop in a not-too-distant future becomes involved with a dangerous new drug and begins to lose his own identity as a result.
Style: psychological, surreal, stylized, offbeat, bleak ...
Plot: drug abuse, undercover, surveillance, addiction, working undercover, future dystopia, life is a bitch, losing-it hero, fighting crime, law enforcement, society, disorder ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future
Place: california, usa, san diego california
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 7.0
 55K
Breach (2007)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Eric O'Neill, a computer specialist who wants to be made an agent is assigned to clerk for Robert Hanssen, a senior agent with 25 years in the FBI, and to write down everything Hanssen does. O'Neill's told it's an investigation ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: espionage, spy, surveillance, fbi, government agency, special agents, undercover, working undercover, betrayal, investigation, loyalty, cia ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2001, 2000s
Place: usa, moscow russia, ussr, washington d.c.
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 6.6
 163K
Eagle Eye (2008)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Jerry Shaw and Rachel Holloman are two strangers whose lives are suddenly thrown into turmoil by a mysterious woman they have never met. Threatening their lives and family, the unseen caller uses everyday technology to control their actions and push ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, twists and turns, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: technology gone awry, chase, fbi, computers and web, law enforcement, surveillance, mysterious character, life turned upside down, investigation, fugitives, technology, special agents ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., pentagon, usa
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 7.6
 89K
Headhunters (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An accomplished headhunter risks everything to obtain a valuable painting owned by a former mercenary..
Style: dark humor, stylized, captivating, suspenseful, clever ...
Audience: pre-teens, boys' night
Plot: dishonesty, surveillance, mercenary, mind game, heist, chase, police investigation, chases and races, collector, marriage, deception, young man ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway, europe, scandinavia, oslo norway
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 8.0
 170K
Brazil (1985)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Low-level bureaucrat Sam Lowry escapes the monotony of his day-to-day life through a recurring daydream of himself as a virtuous hero saving a beautiful damsel. Investigating a case that led to the wrongful arrest and eventual death of an innocent ...
Style: dark humor, futuristic, atmospheric, surreal, stylized ...
Plot: surveillance, fighting the system, bureaucracy, dream, giant, paranoia, mistaken identity, future dystopia, chase, rescue, arrest, totalitarianism ...
Time: future, year 1984
Place: england, europe, london, brazil
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Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 157 min.
Story: A chronicle of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after the September 2001 attacks, and his death at the hands of the Navy S.E.A.L. Team 6 in May, 2011.
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, talky, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, cia, military, terrorism, track down, assassination, navy, torture, surveillance, helicopter, espionage, 9/11 ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2011, 2000s, 2010s ...
Place: pakistan, middle east, iraq, paris france, poland ...
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 7.1
 268K
Deja Vu (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Called in to recover evidence in the aftermath of a horrific explosion on a New Orleans ferry, Federal agent Doug Carlin gets pulled away from the scene and taken to a top-secret government lab that uses a time-shifting surveillance device to help ...
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, exciting, suspense, tricky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, investigation, changing the past or future, terrorism, police investigation, special agents, danger, foreknowledge, shooting, destiny, crimes, fbi ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, future
Place: usa, new orleans, louisiana
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 8.1
 145K
The Blacklist (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Raymond "Red" Reddington, one of the FBI's most wanted fugitives, surrenders in person at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. He claims that he and the FBI have the same interests: bringing down dangerous criminals and terrorists. In ...
Style: captivating, serious, clever, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fbi, special agents, master criminal, crimes, intrigue, secret, crime, investigation, mind game, danger, unlikely partners, killings ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 7.3
 18K
Loft (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Belgium
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Five close friends, all of them married, share a loft to meet their mistresses. One day they find the body of a young woman in the loft. Since there are only five keys to the loft, the five men begin to suspect each other of murder.
Style: psychological, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, blackmail, investigation, uncover truth, dishonesty, betrayal, manipulations, surveillance, architect, mistress, crimes, amateur detective ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium, europe
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 6.6
 270K
Hitch (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Dating coach Alex 'Hitch' Hitchens mentors a bumbling client, Albert, who hopes to win the heart of the glamorous Allegra Cole. While Albert makes progress, Hitch faces his own romantic setbacks when proven techniques fail to work on Sara ...
Style: feel good, romantic, entertaining, witty, humorous ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, teaching the ways of the world, battle of the sexes, wooing, looking for love, dating, hidden identity, hotshot, mentor, matchmaking, love affair, verbal byplay ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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 6.7
 204K
Escape Plan (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Ray Breslin is the world's foremost authority on structural security. After analyzing every high security prison and learning a vast array of survival skills so he can design escape-proof prisons, his skills are put to the test. He's ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, brutal, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, prison escape, against the odds, lone hero, survival, prison life, outsmarting, resourceful, convict, conspiracy, betrayal, escape plan ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, morocco, colorado
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 5.3
 68K
The Circle (2017)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: United Arab Emirates, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A young tech worker takes a job at a powerful Internet corporation, quickly rises up the company's ranks, and soon finds herself in a perilous situation concerning privacy, surveillance and freedom. She comes to learn that her decisions and ...
Style: futuristic, suspense, tense, thought provoking, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: technology, company, social media, internet, media manipulation, moral dilemma, privacy, surveillance, camera, female protagonist, peer pressure, dystopic future ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: scotland
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The Lego Batman Movie (2017)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Family
Country: USA, Denmark
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In the irreverent spirit of fun that made “The Lego Movie” a worldwide phenomenon, the self-described leading man of that ensemble—Lego Batman—stars in his own big-screen adventure. But there are big changes brewing in Gotham, and if he ...
Style: humorous, entertaining, stylized, not serious, intense ...
Audience: kids
Plot: lego, family, batman, superhero, female police officer, father son relationship, clown, surveillance, adopted son, billionaire, party, loneliness ...
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 7.3
 111K
Snowden (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Germany, USA, UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: CIA employee Edward Snowden leaks thousands of classified documents to the press.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: surveillance, espionage, whistleblower, journalism, government agency, idealism, against the rules, political thriller, uncover truth, fighting the system, rebellion, internet ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2007, year 2006 ...
Place: usa, russia, hong kong, hawaii, geneva switzerland ...
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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, UK, Germany
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In the bleak days of the Cold War, espionage veteran George Smiley is forced from semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet mole within his former colleagues at the heart of MI6.
Style: bleak, tense, twists and turns, suspense, non-linear ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cold war, espionage, spy, investigation, government agency, mole, double agent, betrayal, secret agents, british intelligence, secret service, kgb ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, england, budapest, hungary, istanbul turkey ...
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Echelon Conspiracy (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Mysterious cell phone messages promise a young American engineer untold wealth - then make him the target of a deadly international plot. Dangerous security operatives chase the engineer across the globe, while a powerful government official pursues ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: surveillance, chase, casino, a.i., on the run, technology gone awry, computers and web, chases and races, danger, chaos, government agency, imaginary ...
Time: contemporary, future
Place: europe, usa, czech republic, prague, moscow russia ...
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 7.7
 396K
Ex Machina (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Caleb, a 26 year old coder at the world's largest internet company, wins a competition to spend a week at a private mountain retreat belonging to Nathan, the reclusive CEO of the company. But when Caleb arrives at the remote location he finds ...
Style: tense, futuristic, clever, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: artificial intelligence, a.i., isolation, manipulation, technology, existentialism, experiment gone awry, man versus machine, human android relationship, deception, philosophy, robot ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england
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 6.7
 15K
Summer of '84 (2018)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Summer is usually a time for fun and games, but some teens get much more danger than they bargained for after beginning to suspect their neighbor is a serial murderer.
Style: suspense, ambiguous ending
Plot: friendship, serial killer, murder, neighbor, paranoia, surveillance, suspicion, newspaper, teenage crush, news report, teenager, paperboy ...
Time: year 1984
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