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 twists and turns, suspenseful, suspense, serious, exciting and tense films and TV shows about / with surveillance, murder, paranoia, twists & turns, dishonesty, gun, dialogue, storytelling, runaway and corruption plots mostly in Thriller, Mystery and Drama genres shot in USA, Germany, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as surveillance: Person of Interest (2011), The Lives of Others (2006), Enemy of the State (1998), Summer of '84 (2018), The Conversation (1974), I.T. (2016), Anon (2018), Eagle Eye (2008), 11.22.63 (2016), The Game (1997).

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, artificial intelligence, partners against crime, hacker, computer system, hi-tech, crimes, fighting crime, computer genius, characters in danger, privacy invasion, mysterious character ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
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The Lives of Others (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, France
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: tense, sincere, gloomy, bleak, compassionate ...
Plot: surveillance, cold war, voyeurism, espionage, blackmail, german, interrogation, communism, iron curtain, politics, actress, moral dilemma ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1984
Place: germany, east germany, berlin germany, german democratic republic, europe ...
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Enemy of the State (1998)
Genre: Action, 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, exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: surveillance, uncover truth, fighting the system, conspiracy, manhunt, satellite, mexican standoff, secret hideout, life is a bitch, evidence, politics, paranoia ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: washington d.c., baltimore, usa
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 6.7
 29K
Summer of '84 (2018)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
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, enigmatic, tense, psychotronic
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, murder mystery, group of friends, neighbor, surveillance, murder suspect, basement, friendship, child killer, child protagonist, serial killer, teenage boy ...
Time: year 1984, 80s
Place: usa, oregon
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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, twists and turns, realistic, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: surveillance, paranoia, character study, alienation, obsession, losing-it hero, wiretap, conspiracy, mystery, loner, unfulfillment, loneliness ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: san francisco, usa
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 5.5
 14K
I.T. (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Ireland
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, twists and turns, tense, intense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: surveillance, home invasion, stalker, billionaire, internet, technology, hacking, aviation, voyeurism, revenge, spy, business ...
Place: new york
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 6.1
 34K
Anon (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Set in a near-future world where there is no privacy, ignorance or anonymity, our private memories are recorded and crime almost ceases to exist. In trying to solve a series of unsolved murders, Sal Frieland stumbles onto a young woman who appears ...
Style: tech noir, twists and turns, exciting, tense
Plot: surveillance, murder investigation, technology, mind control, investigation, hacker, distopia, female killer, female assassin, erased memory, privacy, police ...
Time: future
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 6.6
 172K
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, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: technology gone awry, computers and web, chase, surveillance, investigation, law enforcement, fbi, mysterious character, life turned upside down, mind game, technology, fugitives ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: pentagon, washington d.c., usa
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 8.2
 67K
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, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, assassination, kennedy assassination, time, time traveler, surveillance, murder, conspiracy, twists & turns, historical event, altering history ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 50s, 2010s ...
Place: usa, dallas texas
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 7.8
 332K
The Game (1997)
Genre: Action, 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: surprise ending, psychological, twists and turns, suspenseful, twist ending ...
Plot: mystery, mind game, uncover truth, life turned upside down, disorder, manipulation, businessman, psychology, game, surveillance, scheme, life philosophy ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
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Bad Times at the El Royale (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Seven strangers, each with a secret to bury, meet at Lake Tahoe's El Royale, a rundown hotel with a dark past in 1969. Over the course of one fateful night, everyone will have a last shot at redemption... before everything goes to hell. A young ...
Style: exciting, surprise ending, suspense, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: surveillance, hotel, ruse, danger, criminal, disorder, motel, violence, hippie, neo noir, society, dark secret ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, year 1959, year 1969, 50s ...
Place: washington d.c., nevada, california
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 6.8
 101K
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: mind bending, psychological, surprise ending, serious, captivating ...
Plot: mind game, plot twist, ambition, psychologist, manipulations, human nature, rivalry, surveillance, psychology, room, confinement indoors, manipulation ...
Time: future
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 8.4
 78K
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: undercover, secret agents, espionage, kgb, cold war, double life, russian, fbi, working undercover, top secret, surveillance, double agent ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, washington d.c., soviet union
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 7.0
 57K
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: tense, suspenseful, realistic, intense, serious ...
Plot: espionage, spy, double agent, fbi, surveillance, undercover, investigation, betrayal, manipulation, working undercover, special agents, suspicion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2001, 2000s
Place: washington d.c., usa, moscow russia, ussr
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 7.5
 94K
Headhunters (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, 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, stylized, twists and turns, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, pre-teens
Plot: dishonesty, surveillance, mercenary, heist, chase, art theft, deception, art thief, thief, mind game, crimes, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway, europe, scandinavia, oslo norway
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 8.3
 300K
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, espionage, explosion, investigation, top secret, danger, surveillance, treason, paranoia, spy, marines ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, usa, virginia, iraq, langley virginia ...
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 7.9
 182K
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, thought provoking, stylized, surreal ...
Plot: fighting the system, surveillance, satire, distopia, chase, mistaken identity, hallucination, alternate reality, paranoia, giant, arrest, interrogation ...
Time: future, year 1984
Place: england, london, europe, britain, brazil
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 8.0
 181K
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: tense, captivating, exciting, serious, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fbi, master criminal, special agents, danger, manipulations, intrigue, unlikely partners, investigation, partners, mind game, terrorism, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
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 7.7
 67K
Paprika (2006)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a machine that allows therapists to enter their patient's dreams is stolen, all hell breaks loose. Only a young female therapist can stop it: Paprika.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, twists and turns, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: surveillance, investigation, villain, mental illness, deception, fairy, dreams, scientist, research, psychiatrist, doctors and patients, human nature ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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 7.3
 21K
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, cynical, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, mistress, blackmail, betrayal, uncover truth, manipulations, investigation, surveillance, architect, friendship, murder, multiple suspects ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium, europe
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 7.9
 41K
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, suspenseful, serious
Plot: hacker, outsmarting, thief, team, escapades, crimes, unconventional method, mastermind, surveillance, actress, crime, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: usa
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 7.9
 10K
Rubicon (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Rubicon is an American television series that centers on an intelligence analyst at a national think tank in New York City called the American Policy Institute, who discovers that he may be working with members of a secret society that manipulates ...
Style: realistic, twists and turns, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: conspiracy, undercover, surveillance, boss, espionage, government agency, uncover truth, manipulations, government facility, crimes, loner, deception ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Russia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Jack Ryan, as a young covert CIA analyst, uncovers a Russian plot to crash the U.S. economy with a terrorist attack.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, conspiracy, espionage, terrorism, secret agents, sniper, surveillance, undercover, murder, race against time, wall street, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2013, september 11 2001, 2000s ...
Place: russia, london, afghanistan, big ben london, moscow russia ...
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 6.5
 198K
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: exciting, not serious, humorous, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: espionage, secret agents, spy, unlikely partners, surveillance, top secret, romancing partners, treason, goofy hero, save the day, chases and races, traitor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, russia, washington d.c., usa, moscow russia ...
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 7.1
 207K
Don't Breathe (2016)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Hungary
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A group of teens break into a blind man's home thinking they'll get away with the perfect crime. They're wrong.
Style: suspense, twist ending, scary, atmospheric, brutal ...
Plot: violence, held captive, thief, break in, home invasion, murder, robbery gone awry, cat and mouse, surveillance, isolation, abandoned, blind man ...
Place: california, michigan, detroit
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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: psychedelic, psychological, surreal, stylized, twists and turns ...
Plot: drug abuse, neo noir, undercover, losing-it hero, addiction, fighting crime, law enforcement, conspiracy, future dystopia, surveillance, schizophrenia, split personality ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future
Place: california, usa, san diego california
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 6.5
 111K
Nerve (2016)
Genre: 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, girls' night
Plot: game, technology, teenage boy, danger, rivalry, computer cracker, party, internet, courage, surveillance, smartphone, hacking ...
Time: year 2017, 2010s
Place: seattle washington, new york, seattle
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 6.6
 201K
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, captivating, surprise ending, suspenseful ...
Plot: chase, cia agent, rogue agent, espionage, rescue, cia, survival, haunted by the past, investigation, danger, amnesia, interrogation ...
Time: 1990s, 2000s, 2010s, year 2016, 90s ...
Place: las vegas, greece, london, washington d.c., england ...
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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, serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: surveillance, chase, danger, a.i., undercover, computer system, government agency, on the run, technology gone awry, computers and web, chaos, conspiracy theory ...
Time: contemporary, future
Place: usa, washington d.c., europe, bangkok thailand, prague ...
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 8.2
 282K
Chinatown (1974)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Private eye Jake Gittes lives off of the murky moral climate of sunbaked, pre-World War II Southern California. Hired by a beautiful socialite to investigate her husband's extra-marital affair, Gittes is swept into a maelstrom of double ...
Style: twists and turns, bleak, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: private detective, neo noir, investigation, rape, surveillance, corruption, deception, femme fatale, suspicion, domestic violence, secret, tragic event ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1937
Place: los angeles, california, usa, mexico
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