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, serious, exciting, intense and tense films and TV shows about / with surveillance, dialogue, twists & turns, mentor, storytelling, corruption, runaway, secrets, greed and dishonesty plots mostly in Thriller, Drama and Mystery genres shot in USA, UK, Canada 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), Enemy of the State (1998), Exam (2009), The Americans (2013), The Game (1997), Snowden (2016), 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, hi-tech, computer system, fighting crime, partners against crime, crimes, inventions and discoveries, artificial intelligence, privacy invasion, secret, hitman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
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, compassionate, gloomy, heartbreaking ...
Plot: surveillance, communism, cold war, blackmail, interrogation, german, politics, corruption, paranoia, morality, redemption, suicide ...
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, twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: surveillance, character study, paranoia, obsession, neo noir, alienation, wiretap, saxophone, losing-it hero, mystery, loner, audio tape ...
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, technology, internet, billionaire, stalker, home invasion, hacking, revenge, twists & turns, spy, business, secret service ...
Place: new york
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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, exciting, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fighting the system, manhunt, surveillance, witnessing a crime, uncover truth, satellite, conspiracy, corruption, politics, life is a bitch, secret hideout, blackmail ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: washington d.c., usa
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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, suspenseful ...
Plot: mind game, manipulations, psychologist, ambition, human nature, rivalry, surveillance, intrigue, mystery, room, rules, candidate ...
Time: future
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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: captivating, exciting, atmospheric, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: secret agents, fbi, espionage, kgb, working undercover, undercover, cold war, double life, surveillance, parents and children, family relations, double agent ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: soviet union, usa, washington d.c.
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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, mystery, disorder, manipulation, neo noir, businessman, birthday, surveillance, scheme, on the run ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, california, san francisco
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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, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: whistleblower, espionage, fighting the system, journalism, surveillance, government agency, against the rules, uncover truth, idealism, political thriller, state affairs, moral dilemma ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2007, year 2006 ...
Place: usa, russia, geneva switzerland, hawaii, hong kong ...
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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, undercover, betrayal, government agency, investigation, special agents, loyalty, cia, working undercover ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2001, 2000s
Place: usa, ussr, washington d.c., moscow russia
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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, mysticism, mental institution, buddies, life & death, destiny, surrealism, life philosophy, talking cat, twists & turns ...
Time: 1930s
Place: jerusalem, russia, soviet union
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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, conspiracy, historical event, escapades, period piece, time, twists & turns ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 50s, year 1963, future
Place: usa, dallas texas
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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, rough, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, airplane, terrorism, rescue, hostage, explosion, violence, surveillance, bomb, hand to hand combat, ransom, deception ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: athens greece, washington d.c.
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 6.4
 16K
Surveillance (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An FBI agent tracks a serial killer with the help of three of his would-be victims - all of whom have wildly different stories to tell.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, twists and turns, rough, surprise ending ...
Plot: murder, investigation, serial killer, sadism, fbi, surveillance, police station, hidden identity, mass murder, extreme violence, dishonesty, police corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new mexico, usa, nebraska
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A Most Wanted Man (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Germany
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A Chechen Muslim illegally immigrates to Hamburg and becomes a person of interest for a covert government team which tracks the movements of potential terrorists.
Style: tense, bleak, clever, thought provoking, melancholic ...
Plot: espionage, intelligence, surveillance, muslim, terrorism, who to trust, investigation, betrayal, government agency, mysterious character, haunted by the past, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: germany, hamburg germany, middle east
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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: moral dilemma, law firm, lawyer, crimes, fighting the system, fbi, ambition, mafia, surveillance, murder, seduction, blackmail ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: memphis, usa, tennessee, louisiana, harvard university ...
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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: realistic, serious, bleak, thought provoking, factual ...
Plot: fbi, corruption, surveillance, notoriety, homosexual, communism, politician, state affairs, fighting crime, rise to the top, gossip and rumors, government official ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s ...
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, semi serious, humorous, intense, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, top secret, secret agents, terrorism, terrorist plot, truth serum, secret service, marriage, adventure, undercover, surveillance, gunfight ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, twentieth century, year 1994, 1990s ...
Place: usa, florida, washington d.c., california
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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: terrorism, cia, explosion, investigation, espionage, marines, danger, intrigue, treason, surveillance, national security, paranoia ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, usa, iraq, virginia, america ...
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 6.2
 55K
Red Lights (2012)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Two investigators of paranormal hoaxes, the veteran Dr. Margaret Matheson and her young assistant, Tom Buckley, study the most varied metaphysical phenomena with the aim of proving their fraudulent origins. Simon Silver, a legendary blind psychic, ...
Style: tense, surprise ending, suspenseful, enigmatic, scary ...
Plot: psychic, supernatural ability, mind game, uncover truth, investigation, experiment, supernatural, obsession, deception, revelation, levitation, dream ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2011
Place: usa
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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: boys' night, teens
Plot: spy, espionage, secret agents, surveillance, top secret, disguise, romancing partners, goofy hero, save the day, chases and races, treason, government agency ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: russia, los angeles, usa, moscow russia, washington d.c. ...
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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, suspense, suspenseful, rough, psychological
Plot: surveillance, hotel, vietnam war, hippie, dark secret, violence, held at gunpoint, audio tape, ruse, danger, society, mafia ...
Time: 1960s, year 1969
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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: love triangle, heist, friendship, romance, surveillance, crime, criminal heroes, reward, jealousy, on the run, robbery, buddies ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, oregon
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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, crime, escapades, crimes, unconventional method, team, mastermind, actress, dishonesty, hidden identity, investigator ...
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, psychedelic, surreal, stylized, bleak ...
Plot: undercover, drug abuse, surveillance, addiction, neo noir, working undercover, future dystopia, life is a bitch, losing-it hero, fighting crime, law enforcement, society ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future
Place: california, usa, san diego california
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 7.1
 233K
Dredd (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, South Africa, USA, India
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the future, America is a dystopian wasteland. The latest scourge is Ma-Ma, a prostitute-turned-drug pusher with a dangerous new drug and aims to take over the city. The only possibility of stopping her is an elite group of urban police called ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, intense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough law enforcer, judge, survival, justice, corruption, police, drug lord, neo noir, gunfight, rivalry, criminal, one man army ...
Time: future
Place: usa, america
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 7.3
 71K
Eye in the Sky (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A military officer in command of a drone operation to capture terrorists in Kenya sees her mission escalate from “capture” to “kill” just as a nine-year old girl enters the kill zone.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, tense, disturbing, exciting ...
Plot: drone, terrorist, surveillance, terrorism, military, child in peril, technology, spy, moral dilemma, top secret, chase, terrorist plot ...
Time: 2010s
Place: kenya, hawaii, pearl harbor, nevada, england ...
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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: danger, rivalry, internet, party, deception, technology, game, courage, teenage boy, smartphone, surveillance, moral dilemma ...
Time: 2010s
Place: seattle washington, new york
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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, government agency, espionage, female killer, adventure, surveillance, cover up, working undercover, chases and races, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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 6.7
 19K
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: ambiguous ending, suspense
Plot: friendship, serial killer, murder, neighbor, paranoia, surveillance, child killer, group of friends, walkie talkie, basement, teenage crush, news report ...
Time: year 1984
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