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, twists and turns, serious, suspense, tense and exciting films and TV shows about / with surveillance, paranoia, murder, gun, dialogue, dishonesty, mentor, corruption, runaway and chase 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), Enemy of the State (1998), The Lives of Others (2006), I.T. (2016), Eagle Eye (2008), The Conversation (1974), Exam (2009), Anon (2018), Summer of 84 (2018), Bad Times at the El Royale (2018).

List of surveillance movies

Person of Interest (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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, hi-tech, partners against crime, hacker, computer system, computer genius, mysterious character, computers and web, crimes, privacy invasion, fighting crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
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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, clever, exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: surveillance, fighting the system, uncover truth, conspiracy, intelligence, satellite, manhunt, witnessing a crime, wiretap, mexican standoff, privacy, political conspiracy ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., usa, baltimore, north america
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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: gloomy, sexual, tense, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: surveillance, cold war, stasi, spy, iron curtain, interrogation, communism, blackmail, german, espionage, politics, moral dilemma ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, year 1984
Place: germany, east germany, berlin germany, europe, german democratic republic ...
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 5.4
 16K
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, billionaire, home invasion, stalker, internet, hacking, technology, voyeurism, revenge, spy, business, secret service ...
Place: new york
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 6.6
 185K
Eagle Eye (2008)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
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: twists and turns, exciting, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: surveillance, technology gone awry, chase, computers and web, fbi, investigation, law enforcement, mysterious character, life turned upside down, intelligence, technology, mind game ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: washington d.c., pentagon, 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, twists and turns, realistic, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: surveillance, paranoia, character study, wiretap, conspiracy, alienation, obsession, losing-it hero, mystery, loner, unfulfillment, loneliness ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: san francisco, usa
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 6.8
 113K
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, surprise ending, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: mind game, mystery, psychology, confinement indoors, ambition, psychologist, rivalry, surveillance, intrigue, pandemic, human nature, manipulation ...
Time: future, contemporary
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 6.1
 43K
Anon (2018)
Genre: Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA, Germany
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: tense, twists and turns, exciting, neo noir, tech noir
Plot: distopia, surveillance, female assassin, hacker, technology, murder investigation, mind control, investigation, female killer, privacy, serial killer, erased memory ...
Time: future
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 6.7
 39K
Summer of 84 (2018)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: 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, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: group of friends, murder, murder mystery, serial killer, child killer, murder suspect, basement, friendship, teenage boy, neighbor, child protagonist, surveillance ...
Time: year 1984, 80s
Place: oregon, usa
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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: suspense, exciting, psychological, surprise ending, suspenseful ...
Plot: surveillance, criminal, motel, disorder, hotel, ruse, hippie, dishonesty, violence, death, fear, betrayal ...
Time: 60s, year 1959, year 1969, 50s
Place: california, nevada, washington d.c.
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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, espionage, secret agents, terrorism, sniper, surveillance, undercover, conspiracy, race against time, analyst, undercover agent, political conspiracy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, year 2003, 2000s ...
Place: russia, london, new york, afghanistan, big ben london ...
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 8.0
 50K
Leverage (2008)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
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, team, outsmarting, thief, escapades, crimes, unconventional method, surveillance, mastermind, society, actress, teamwork ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa
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 7.7
 382K
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, twists and turns, suspenseful, twist ending ...
Plot: mind game, mystery, manipulation, uncover truth, psychology, life turned upside down, game, disorder, existentialism, scheme, life philosophy, businessman ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, california, mexico, seattle
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 8.1
 83K
11.22.63 (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: exciting, stylized, suspense, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, time traveler, assassination, altering history, kennedy assassination, time, surveillance, murder, historical event, save the day, mystery ...
Time: 20th century, future, 60s, 50s, 2010s ...
Place: usa, dallas texas
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 7.1
 265K
Don't Breathe (2016)
Genre: 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, brutal, twist ending, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: thief, home invasion, violence, held captive, trapped, heist gone wrong, cat and mouse, murder, escape, characters murdered one by one, psychopath, trapped in a building ...
Place: california, michigan, detroit
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 8.3
 335K
Homeland (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
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, top secret, investigation, government agency, surveillance, spy, counter terrorism, treason, terrorist, supportive coworker ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, usa, virginia, iraq, langley virginia ...
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 6.6
 135K
The Recruit (2003)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Switzerland
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A brilliant CIA trainee must prove his worth at the Farm, the agency's secret training grounds, where he learns to watch his back and trust no one.
Style: surprise ending, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: cia, spy, double agent, basic training, surveillance, recruit, mole, hotshot hero, recruitment, espionage, betrayal, traitor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., boston, usa, miami, langley virginia ...
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 8.4
 96K
The Americans (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
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: espionage, cold war, undercover, double life, kgb, secret agents, working undercover, mole, parents and children, fbi, top secret, government agency ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., usa, ussr
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 7.0
 60K
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, investigation, betrayal, manipulation, working undercover, special agents, suspicion, intrigue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2001
Place: washington d.c., usa, ussr, moscow russia
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 7.5
 101K
Headhunters (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An accomplished headhunter risks everything to obtain a valuable painting owned by a former mercenary..
Style: twists and turns, captivating, stylized, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, pre-teens
Plot: art thief, dishonesty, chase, surveillance, mercenary, cat and mouse, art theft, deception, thief, mind game, crimes, dark humor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway, europe, scandinavia, oslo norway
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Echelon Conspiracy (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, 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, tense, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: surveillance, chase, a.i., undercover, chaos, computer system, on the run, government agency, computers and web, technology gone awry, conspiracy theory, swat team ...
Time: contemporary, future
Place: usa, washington d.c., europe, paris france, moscow russia ...
Is relevant ?
 7.7
 300K
Donnie Brasco (1997)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: An FBI undercover agent infilitrates the mob and finds himself identifying more with the mafia life at the expense of his regular one.
Style: neo noir, realistic, tense, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, mentor, organized crime, fbi, surveillance, undercover, crimes, friends, investigation, law enforcement, working undercover ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1978
Place: new york, florida, usa, miami, empire state building manhattan new york city ...
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 7.9
 198K
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: surreal, thought provoking, stylized, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: fighting the system, distopia, surveillance, hallucination, dark humor, satire, mistaken identity, chase, alternate reality, paranoia, dystopic future, giant ...
Time: future, year 1984
Place: england, london, europe, britain, brazil
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 8.0
 237K
The Blacklist (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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, tense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fbi, special agents, master criminal, unlikely partners, mind game, law enforcement, crimes, outsmarting, terrorism, partners, investigation, intrigue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2020s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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 7.7
 81K
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, psychological, twists and turns, psychedelic ...
Plot: hallucination, mental illness, surveillance, villain, deception, fairy, investigation, scientist, introspection, doctors and patients, psychiatrist, mermaid ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
Is relevant ?
 7.3
 23K
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, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: mistress, betrayal, infidelity, uncover truth, investigation, adultery, surveillance, architect, friendship, murder, blackmail, multiple suspects ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium, europe
Is relevant ?
 7.9
 11K
Rubicon (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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: twists and turns, serious, realistic, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: conspiracy, undercover, uncover truth, espionage, surveillance, boss, government agency, cia, deception, government facility, loner, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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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, neo noir, philosophical, stylized ...
Plot: drug abuse, losing-it hero, undercover, disorder, addiction, society, fighting crime, cyberpunk, future dystopia, surveillance, schizophrenia, hallucination ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future
Place: california, usa, san diego california
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 6.5
 127K
Nerve (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, 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, tricky, romantic, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: game, teenage boy, hacker, internet, technology, teenage girl, moral dilemma, rivalry, computer cracker, heroine, party, hacking ...
Time: 2010s, year 2017
Place: new york, seattle
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Executive Decision (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Terrorists hijack a 747 inbound to Washington D.C., demanding the the release of their imprisoned leader. Intelligence expert David Grant (Kurt Russell) suspects another reason and he is soon the reluctant member of a special assault team that is ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane, terrorism, hijacking, rescue, hostage, ransom, surveillance, deception, stewardess, save the day, bomb, flight attendant ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1995
Place: los angeles, london, washington d.c., athens greece, pentagon
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