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, suspense, clever, serious, realistic and exciting films and TV shows about / with surveillance, twists & turns, dialogue, storytelling, mentor, runaway, greed, betrayal, corruption and secrets plots mostly in Thriller, Drama and Mystery genres shot in USA, Germany, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as surveillance: Person of Interest (2011), The Conversation (1974), The Lives of Others (2006), Enemy of the State (1998), I.T. (2016), Exam (2009), Eagle Eye (2008), Headhunters (2011), The Game (1997), Breach (2007).

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, exciting, serious, clever, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: surveillance, hacker, computer system, hi-tech, partners against crime, fighting crime, crimes, secret, artificial intelligence, privacy invasion, inventions and discoveries, computers and web ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
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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, realistic, twists and turns, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: surveillance, character study, alienation, obsession, paranoia, losing-it hero, loner, wiretap, mystery, unfulfillment, loneliness, conspiracy ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: san francisco, 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, compassionate, sexual, gloomy ...
Plot: surveillance, cold war, communism, blackmail, interrogation, german, politics, paranoia, morality, corruption, spy, secret agents ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1984
Place: germany, east germany, german democratic republic, europe, soviet union ...
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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, exciting, suspenseful, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: surveillance, fighting the system, manhunt, satellite, witnessing a crime, uncover truth, corruption, mexican standoff, secret hideout, life is a bitch, evidence, politics ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: washington d.c., 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, home invasion, technology, internet, billionaire, stalker, hacking, voyeurism, revenge, spy, business, secret service ...
Place: new york
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 6.9
 94K
Exam (2009)
Genre: Horror, 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, surprise ending, captivating ...
Plot: mind game, manipulations, psychologist, ambition, rivalry, human nature, surveillance, intrigue, confinement indoors, room, mystery, rules ...
Time: future
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 6.6
 166K
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: exciting, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: technology gone awry, chase, computers and web, law enforcement, fbi, surveillance, mysterious character, investigation, life turned upside down, technology, mind game, fugitives ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: pentagon, washington d.c., usa
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 7.6
 91K
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, captivating, tense, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, pre-teens
Plot: dishonesty, surveillance, mercenary, heist, chase, deception, art thief, thief, painting, mind game, dog, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway, europe, oslo norway, scandinavia
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 7.8
 311K
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, surprise ending, suspenseful, twists and turns, atmospheric ...
Plot: mind game, life turned upside down, uncover truth, disorder, mystery, manipulation, businessman, neo noir, surveillance, birthday, scheme, identity crisis ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, san francisco, 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, tense, suspenseful, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: spy, espionage, surveillance, fbi, undercover, betrayal, investigation, cia, russian, double agent, suspicion, intrigue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2001
Place: usa, washington d.c., moscow russia, ussr
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 8.2
 59K
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, escapades, conspiracy, historical event, period piece, time traveler, time ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 50s, year 1963, future
Place: usa, dallas texas
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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, psychedelic, surreal, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: drug abuse, undercover, addiction, losing-it hero, law enforcement, fighting crime, future dystopia, surveillance, neo noir, split personality, schizophrenia, unfulfillment ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future
Place: california, usa, san diego california
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 8.1
 154K
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, exciting, tense, clever, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fbi, secret, special agents, crimes, intrigue, master criminal, danger, investigation, mind game, manipulations, unlikely partners, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 8.4
 71K
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: exciting, captivating, atmospheric, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: undercover, secret agents, espionage, double life, kgb, fbi, cold war, working undercover, mole, surveillance, double agent, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: soviet union, usa, washington d.c.
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 7.9
 39K
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, realistic, stylized, serious, suspenseful
Plot: hacker, thief, escapades, crime, crimes, unconventional method, team, mastermind, surveillance, dishonesty, hidden identity, investigator ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: usa
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 6.8
 105K
The Firm (1993)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Mitch McDeere is a young man with a promising future in Law. About to sit his Bar exam, he is approached by 'The Firm' and made an offer he doesn't refuse. Seduced by the money and gifts showered on him, he is totally oblivious to the ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: law firm, moral dilemma, mafia, surveillance, lawyer, fighting the system, crimes, blackmail, seduction, murder, ambition, fbi ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, memphis, tennessee, harvard university, louisiana ...
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 6.6
 115K
J. Edgar (2011)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: As the face of law enforcement in America for almost 50 years, J. Edgar Hoover was feared and admired, reviled and revered. But behind closed doors, he held secrets that would have destroyed his image, his career and his life.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, bleak, serious, factual ...
Plot: fbi, corruption, surveillance, communism, notoriety, politician, homosexual, state affairs, rise to the top, fighting crime, government official, gossip and rumors ...
Time: 20s, 50s, 70s, 20th century, 40s ...
Place: usa, washington d.c., united states, new jersey
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 7.2
 217K
True Lies (1994)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Harry Tasker is a secret agent for the United States Government. For years, he has kept his job from his wife, but is forced to reveal his identity and try to stop nuclear terrorists when he and his wife are kidnapped by them.
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, intense, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, top secret, terrorism, secret service, marriage, secret agents, surveillance, gunfight, undercover, terrorist plot, truth serum, one man army ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, twentieth century, year 1994, 1990s ...
Place: usa, florida, washington d.c., california
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 7.3
 116K
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, thought provoking, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: whistleblower, espionage, fighting the system, journalism, surveillance, idealism, against the rules, uncover truth, state affairs, media, government agency, moral dilemma ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012, 2000s, year 2011 ...
Place: usa, russia, geneva switzerland, maryland, washington d.c. ...
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I Heart Huckabees (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A husband-and-wife team play detective, but not in the traditional sense. Instead, the happy duo helps others solve their existential issues, the kind that keep you up at night, wondering what it all means.
Style: humorous, witty, not serious, funny, non-linear ...
Plot: jealousy, private detective, existentialism, surveillance, investigation, divorce, rivalry, self discovery, escapades, suburbs, strong sexual content, french ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 6.5
 188K
Get Smart (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When the identities of secret agents from Control are compromised, the Chief promotes hapless but eager analyst Maxwell Smart and teams him with stylish, capable Agent 99, the only spy whose cover remains intact. Can they work together to thwart the ...
Style: humorous, exciting, not serious, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: spy, espionage, secret agents, surveillance, top secret, disguise, romancing partners, treason, chases and races, save the day, goofy hero, government agency ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: russia, los angeles, usa, chechnya, washington d.c. ...
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 8.3
 276K
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: cia, terrorism, explosion, investigation, espionage, marines, paranoia, danger, treason, intrigue, surveillance, torture ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, usa, virginia, iraq, langley virginia ...
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 6.5
 62K
Bandits (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Two bank robbers fall in love with the girl they've kidnapped.
Style: humorous, feel good, twists and turns, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, love triangle, friendship, surveillance, reward, jealousy, romance, robbery, crime, buddies, criminal heroes, female partner ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, oregon
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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, mind bending, suspense
Plot: surveillance, manuscript, muse, mental institution, mysticism, buddies, surrealism, life & death, destiny, life philosophy, talking cat, justice ...
Time: 1930s
Place: jerusalem, russia, soviet union
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 6.6
 101K
Nerve (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Industrious high school senior, Vee Delmonico, has had it with living life on the sidelines. When pressured by friends to join the popular online game Nerve, Vee decides to sign up for just one dare in what seems like harmless fun. But as she finds ...
Style: exciting, suspense, romantic, entertaining, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rivalry, danger, teenage boy, internet, deception, party, technology, game, surveillance, courage, moral dilemma, escape ...
Time: 2010s
Place: seattle washington, new york
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 8.0
 174K
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, surreal, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: surveillance, paranoia, fighting the system, funeral, mistaken identity, arrest, rescue, nightmare, freedom, party, chase, bomb ...
Time: future, year 1984
Place: london, europe, england, brazil
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 6.6
 188K
Jason Bourne (2016)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, China
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The most dangerous former operative of the CIA is drawn out of hiding to uncover hidden truths about his past.
Style: suspense, exciting, intense, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: cia, chase, rogue agent, amnesia, assassin, espionage, surveillance, betrayal, survival, cia agent, danger, martial arts ...
Time: 1990s, 2010s, 2000s
Place: las vegas, greece, usa, athens greece, berlin germany ...
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Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
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: tense, suspenseful, realistic, talky, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, cia, military, terrorism, assassination, torture, espionage, track down, 9/11, explosion, al qaeda, terrorist group ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2009, year 2005, year 2003 ...
Place: pakistan, middle east, iraq, langley virginia, poland ...
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 7.5
 8K
Nikita (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 56 min.
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: femme fatale, secret agents, double agent, espionage, government agency, female killer, cover up, surveillance, working undercover, danger, workplace, undercover ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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 6.7
 54K
The Client (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A street-wise kid, Mark Sway, sees the suicide of Jerome Clifford, a prominent Louisiana lawyer, whose current client is Barry 'The Blade' Muldano, a Mafia hit-man. Before Jerome shoots himself, he tells Mark where the body of a Senator is ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: witnessing a crime, suicide, lawyer, danger, witness protection, surveillance, investigation, legal action, lawyers and clients, fighting the system, hotshot lawyer, gain trust ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, 20th century
Place: san francisco
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