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, tense, exciting and clever films and TV shows about / with surveillance, dialogue, murder, paranoia, twists & turns, runaway, dishonesty, mentor, corruption and secrets plots mostly in Thriller, Drama and Mystery genres shot in USA, Germany, France and other countries.
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surveillance movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as surveillance: Person of Interest (2011), The Lives of Others (2006), The Conversation (1974), Enemy of the State (1998), I.T. (2016), Exam (2009), Anon (2018), Eagle Eye (2008), Headhunters (2011), 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: exciting, captivating, serious, clever, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: surveillance, hacker, partners against crime, computer system, hi-tech, artificial intelligence, crimes, secret, fighting crime, inventions and discoveries, gunfight, heroes ...
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: tense, bleak, sincere, compassionate, gloomy ...
Plot: surveillance, communism, cold war, blackmail, interrogation, secret agents, iron curtain, politics, german, espionage, actress, moral dilemma ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1984
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, realistic, twists and turns, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: surveillance, character study, alienation, obsession, paranoia, losing-it hero, wiretap, mystery, loner, unfulfillment, loneliness, conspiracy ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: san francisco, 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, exciting, suspenseful, suspense, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: surveillance, manhunt, fighting the system, satellite, uncover truth, witnessing a crime, conspiracy, 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
 14K
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, home invasion, internet, stalker, billionaire, hacking, voyeurism, revenge, spy, business, secret service ...
Place: new york
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 6.8
 97K
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, tense, surprise ending, suspenseful ...
Plot: mind game, manipulations, ambition, psychologist, rivalry, surveillance, human nature, plot twist, confinement indoors, intrigue, room, mystery ...
Time: future
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 6.1
 31K
Anon (2018)
Genre: Action, 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, tense, exciting, twists and turns
Plot: surveillance, investigation, murder investigation, mind control, hacker, technology, female killer, female assassin, erased memory, privacy, police, strong female character ...
Time: future
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 6.6
 168K
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, twists and turns, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: technology gone awry, chase, computers and web, law enforcement, fbi, surveillance, mysterious character, investigation, life turned upside down, mind game, technology, fugitives ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: washington d.c., pentagon, usa
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 7.5
 92K
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, tense, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, pre-teens
Plot: dishonesty, surveillance, mercenary, heist, chase, deception, art thief, painting, thief, mind game, dog, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway, europe, oslo norway, scandinavia
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 7.8
 319K
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, atmospheric ...
Plot: mind game, life turned upside down, uncover truth, mystery, disorder, manipulation, businessman, birthday, neo noir, surveillance, scheme, game ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, san francisco, california
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 8.0
 163K
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, tense, exciting, clever, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fbi, secret, master criminal, investigation, intrigue, special agents, mind game, danger, manipulations, crimes, unlikely partners, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
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 7.0
 56K
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: espionage, spy, surveillance, fbi, double agent, undercover, betrayal, investigation, cia, kgb, russian, suspicion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2001, 2000s
Place: usa, washington d.c., ussr, moscow russia
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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: twists and turns, realistic, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: undercover, surveillance, boss, government agency, uncover truth, espionage, deception, workplace, manipulations, crimes, government facility, prodigy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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 6.6
 193K
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, suspenseful, intense ...
Plot: chase, rogue agent, cia, amnesia, martial arts, interrogation, espionage, surveillance, cia agent, betrayal, survival, danger ...
Time: 1990s, 2010s, 2000s
Place: las vegas, greece, usa, athens greece, berlin germany ...
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 6.7
 25K
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
Plot: murder, neighbor, murder mystery, surveillance, basement, friendship, suspicion, 15 year old, murder suspect, home invasion, teenage boy, serial killer ...
Time: year 1984
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 6.5
 192K
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: espionage, spy, secret agents, unlikely partners, surveillance, top secret, romancing partners, goofy hero, save the day, chases and races, treason, government agency ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: russia, los angeles, usa, washington d.c., moscow russia ...
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 8.2
 62K
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, suspenseful, serious, 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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 7.1
 192K
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: twist ending, suspense, atmospheric, brutal, tense ...
Plot: violence, held captive, thief, break in, murder, robbery gone awry, cat and mouse, surveillance, isolation, abandoned, blind man, kidnapping ...
Place: california, michigan, detroit
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 8.3
 283K
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, espionage, investigation, danger, marines, treason, paranoia, spy, surveillance, muslim ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, usa, virginia, iraq, langley virginia ...
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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, suspenseful ...
Plot: drug abuse, undercover, neo noir, addiction, losing-it hero, law enforcement, fighting crime, future dystopia, surveillance, split personality, schizophrenia, unfulfillment ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future
Place: california, usa, san diego california
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 8.4
 75K
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, kgb, double life, espionage, secret agents, cold war, russian, fbi, working undercover, mole, top secret, surveillance ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: soviet union, usa, 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, psychological, surprise ending ...
Plot: surveillance, hotel, motel, criminal, violence, danger, hippie, ruse, society, dark secret, deadly, disorder ...
Time: 1960s, 1950s, year 1959, year 1969
Place: washington d.c., nevada, california
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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: serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: surveillance, chase, a.i., danger, undercover, chaos, government agency, computer system, on the run, technology gone awry, computers and web, conspiracy theory ...
Time: contemporary, future
Place: usa, europe, moscow russia, washington d.c., paris france ...
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 8.2
 270K
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: bleak, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, suspense ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, rape, surveillance, corruption, deception, femme fatale, tragic event, suspicion, domestic violence, threat, cover up ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, year 1937, 1930s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, mexico
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 7.9
 40K
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, crimes, unconventional method, team, mastermind, crime, surveillance, dishonesty, hidden identity, investigator ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: usa
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 6.8
 108K
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, crimes, fighting the system, blackmail, seduction, murder, ambition, fbi ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, memphis, tennessee, harvard university, louisiana ...
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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, intense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, terrorism, espionage, conspiracy, sniper, surveillance, secret agents, undercover, murder, race against time, dishonesty, corruption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2001, 2000s, 2010s ...
Place: russia, afghanistan, big ben london, moscow russia, pennsylvania ...
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 6.5
 117K
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, thought provoking, serious, bleak, factual ...
Plot: fbi, corruption, surveillance, communism, politician, notoriety, state affairs, homosexual, fighting crime, rise to the top, government official, investigation ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 30s, 40s, 60s ...
Place: usa, washington d.c., united states, new jersey
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 7.2
 222K
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, double life, secret agents, surveillance, gunfight, undercover, terrorist plot, truth serum ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, twentieth century, 1990s, year 1994 ...
Place: usa, florida, washington d.c., california
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 7.3
 122K
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, tense, thought provoking, suspenseful ...
Plot: espionage, journalism, whistleblower, fighting the system, surveillance, idealism, government agency, media, against the rules, uncover truth, state affairs, moral dilemma ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012, 2000s, 2010s ...
Place: usa, russia, geneva switzerland, maryland, washington d.c. ...
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