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The list contains the best, new and most relevant surveillance movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out clever, suspenseful, serious, suspense, tense and realistic films and TV shows about / with surveillance, dialogue, mentor, runaway, storytelling, twists & turns, catastrophe, chase, murder and police investigation plots mostly in Thriller, Drama and Crime genres shot in USA, Germany, France and other countries.
TOP 10 movies tagged as surveillance: The Call (2013), Funny Games (2007), Paranormal Activity (2007), Southland Tales (2006), Person of Interest (2011), Wakefield (2016), The Hidden Face (2011), A Haunted House (2013), What Lies Beneath (2000), The Taking of Deborah Logan (2014).
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Person of Interest
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
USA
43 min.
 8.4
The Hidden Face
Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Colombia, Spain
97 min.
 7.4
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Rampage
Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
USA
107 min.
 6.2
Red Sparrow
Drama, Mystery, Thriller
USA
140 min.
 6.6

List of surveillance movies

 6.7
 100K
The Call
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Jordan Turner is an experienced 911 operator but when she makes an error in judgment and a call ends badly, Jordan is rattled and unsure if she can continue. But when teenager Casey Welson is abducted in the back of a man's car and calls 911, ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, intense, psychological, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, serial killer, psycho, chase, murder, control room, guilt, twists & turns, woman in danger, surveillance, investigation, cell phone ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 6.5
 80K
Funny Games
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, France, UK, Austria, Germany, Italy
Duration: 111 min.
Story: When Ann, husband George and son Georgie arrive at their holiday home they are visited by a pair of polite and seemingly pleasant young men. Armed with deceptively sweet smiles and some golf clubs, they proceed to terrorize and torture the ...
Style: brutal, psychological, scary, rough, bad ending ...
Plot: brutality, serial killer, family, hostages, torture, murder, danger, gory, surveillance, home invasion, psychological torture, child killer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Paranormal Activity
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: After a young, middle class couple moves into a suburban 'starter' tract house, they become increasingly disturbed by a presence that may or may not be somehow demonic but is certainly most active in the middle of the night. Especially ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, dark, suspense, twists and turns ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, paranormal activity, surveillance, danger, couples, family, fear, videotaping, desperation, psychic ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006, 2000s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, san diego california
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Southland Tales
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France, Germany, USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Set in the futuristic landscape of Los Angeles on July 4, 2008, as it stands on the brink of social, economic and environmental disaster. Boxer Santaros is an action star who's stricken with amnesia. His life intertwines with Krysta Now, an ...
Style: surreal, enigmatic, dark humor, cynical, futuristic ...
Plot: end of the world, surrealism, alternate reality, surveillance, brutality, memory, future dystopia, apocalypse, dishonesty, chaos, prophecy, split personality ...
Time: future, year 2005, near future, year 2008, 2000s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, southern california, afghanistan ...
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Person of Interest
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: serious, clever, captivating, exciting, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: artificial intelligence, partners against crime, fighting crime, crimes, chases and races, surveillance, vigilantism, danger, mysterious character, secret, heroes, hi-tech ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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 6.3
 11K
Wakefield
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A man's nervous breakdown causes him to leave his wife and live in his attic for several months.
Style: serious, psychological, sad
Plot: midlife crisis, nervous breakdown, attic, bum, hiding, homeless man, street life, loneliness, surveillance, missing person, marriage, husband wife relationship ...
Place: manhattan new york city
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The Hidden Face
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Colombia, Spain
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A Spanish orchestra conductor deals with the mysterious disappearance of his girlfriend.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, suspense, serious ...
Plot: bunker, isolation, police investigation, missing person, mystery, hidden door, secret room, surveillance, couples, jealousy, secret, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colombia, spain, south america
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A Haunted House
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A spoof of all the "found-footage/documentary style" films released in recent years.
Style: humorous, absurd, funny, satirical, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, haunted house, ghost, supernatural, domestic disturbance, stupidity, nothing goes right, danger, disorder, farce, surveillance, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012
Place: usa
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What Lies Beneath
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: When Claire Spencer starts hearing ghostly voices and seeing spooky images, she wonders if an otherworldly spirit is trying to contact her. All the while, her husband tries to reassure her by telling her it's all in her head. But as Claire ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, surprise ending, twists and turns, psychological ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, murder, couple relations, twists & turns, secrets, woman in danger, missing girl, psychology, investigation, betrayal, haunted by the past ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: usa, vermont
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The Taking of Deborah Logan
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: What starts as a poignant medical documentary about Deborah Logan's descent into Alzheimer's disease and her daughter's struggles as caregiver degenerates into a maddening portrayal of dementia at its most frightening, as hair-raising ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, scary, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: kidnapping, mental illness, investigation, supernatural, demons, surveillance, insanity, memory loss, surveillance footage, transformation, hospital, sacrifice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mine, virginia
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 7.3
 271K
Split
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Though Kevin has evidenced 23 personalities to his trusted psychiatrist, Dr. Fletcher, there remains one still submerged who is set to materialize and dominate all the others. Compelled to abduct three teenage girls led by the willful, observant ...
Style: suspense, twist ending, macabre, psychological, surprise ending ...
Plot: mental illness, kidnapping, serial killer, schizophrenia, violence, dissociative identity disorder, insanity, survival, paranoia, teenage girl, psychiatrist, surveillance ...
Time: 2010s
Place: philadelphia, pennsylvania
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A Perfect Getaway
Genre: Adventure, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: For their honeymoon, newlyweds Cliff and Cydney head to the tropical islands of Hawaii. While journeying through the paradisaical countryside the couple encounters Kale and Cleo, two disgruntled hitchhikers and Nick and Gina, two wild but ...
Style: tense, surprise ending, twists and turns, suspense, scenic ...
Plot: survival, murderous pair, manipulation, mystery, escapades, cheating, chase, paranoia, twists & turns, wilderness, surveillance, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hawaii, usa
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The Cabin in the Woods
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Five college friends spend the weekend at a remote cabin in the woods, where they get more than they bargained for. Together, they must discover the truth behind the cabin in the woods.
Style: dark humor, suspenseful, bloody, surreal, clever ...
Plot: cabin in the woods, sacrifice, survival, supernatural, zombie, trapped, death, conspiracy, monster, apocalypse, surveillance, in the woods ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2009, 1900s, 20th century ...
Place: usa
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Big Momma's House
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When a street-smart FBI agent is sent to Georgia to protect a beautiful single mother and her son from an escaped convict, he is forced to impersonate a crass Southern granny known as Big Momma in order to remain incognito.
Style: humorous, funny, comic, entertaining, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: working undercover, hidden identity, female impersonation, undercover cop, disguise, fall in love, surveillance, crime, family, undercover, cross dressing, gender bending ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: georgia, usa
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 7.2
 289K
Speed
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Los Angeles SWAT cop Jack Traven is up against bomb expert Howard Payne, who's after major ransom money. First it's a rigged elevator in a very tall building. Then it's a rigged bus--if it slows, it will blow, bad enough any day, but ...
Style: exciting, suspense, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: chase, bomb, hostages, terrorism, unlikely partners, rescue, bus, save the day, twists & turns, danger, surveillance, vengeance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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 7.0
 69K
Taxi
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In Marseilles (France), skilled pizza delivery boy Daniel who drives a scooter finally has his dreams come true. He gets a taxi license. Caught by the police for a huge speed infraction, he will help Emilien, a loser inspector who can't drive, ...
Style: humorous, exciting, entertaining, light, not serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: car chase, taxi driver, crime, chases and races, friends, heist, cars, french, police investigation, odd couple, surveillance, partners against crime ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: france, seaport, marseille, europe, marseille provence
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 6.2
 87K
Vacancy
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A young married couple becomes stranded at an isolated motel and find hidden video cameras in their room. They realize that unless they escape, they'll be the next victims of a snuff film.
Style: suspenseful, tense, scary, macabre, disturbing ...
Plot: murder, slasher, hotel, one night, trapped, serial killer, psychological thriller, hostages, estranged couple, torture, danger, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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There's Something About Mary
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Having never fully recovered from a prom date that became a total disaster, a man finally gets a chance to reunite with his old prom date, only to run up against other suitors including the sleazy detective he hired to find her.
Style: humorous, funny, light, absurd, sexy ...
Audience: teens, date night, boys' night
Plot: dream girl, obsession, true love, romance, stupidity, dishonesty, farce, dumb, wooing, nothing goes right, hidden identity, private detective ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: florida, miami, usa, rhode island
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 8.4
 65K
The Americans
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: atmospheric, realistic, captivating, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: secret agents, undercover, kgb, espionage, fbi, working undercover, double life, cold war, russian spy, couple relations, parents and children, family relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, soviet union, washington d.c.
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The Conversation
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: suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: mystery, surveillance, paranoia, obsession, conspiracy, murder, spy, loneliness, hotel, investigation, guilt, neo noir ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: san francisco, usa
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Enemy of the State
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, 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: suspenseful, tense, suspense, exciting, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: surveillance, conspiracy, lawyer, corruption, politics, paranoia, identity, chase, espionage, murder, satellite, mexican standoff ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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The Lives of Others
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, realistic, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: voyeurism, surveillance, communism, cold war, corruption, german, politics, paranoia, morality, redemption, suicide, blackmail ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, year 1984, 1990s
Place: germany, east germany, europe, german democratic republic, soviet union ...
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 7.3
 106K
Snowden
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Germany, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: CIA employee Edward Snowden leaks thousands of classified documents to the press.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, dramatic, captivating ...
Plot: espionage, surveillance, idealism, internet, cia, politics, technology, terrorism, paranoia, spy, freedom, government agency ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2007, year 2006 ...
Place: usa, russia, geneva switzerland, hawaii, hong kong ...
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Echelon Conspiracy
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, suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: surveillance, chase, artificial intelligence, a.i., car chase, conspiracy, technology, murder, assassin, internet, conspiracy theory, on the run ...
Time: contemporary, future
Place: europe, usa, las vegas, russia, czech republic ...
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A Scanner Darkly
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: surreal, stylized, clever, bleak, psychological ...
Plot: drug abuse, surveillance, addiction, schizophrenia, cyberpunk, drug addiction, drugs, undercover cop, paranoia, surrealism, existentialism, undercover ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future
Place: california, usa, san diego california
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 7.0
 55K
Breach
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: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Plot: espionage, betrayal, spy, surveillance, investigation, fbi, cia, catholicism, paranoia, manipulation, undercover, government agency ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2001, 2000s
Place: usa, ussr, moscow russia, washington d.c.
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 6.4
 16K
Surveillance
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, 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, serious, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, investigation, surveillance, crime, police, police corruption, violence, torture, insanity, drugs/alcohol, hidden identity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new mexico, usa, nebraska
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A Most Wanted Man
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, atmospheric, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: espionage, surveillance, terrorism, spy, investigation, islam, lawyer, secret service, immigrants, spies, politics, secrets ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: germany, middle east, hamburg germany
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 8.2
 252K
Chinatown
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: atmospheric, bleak, cynical, clever, tense ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, mystery, murder, neo-noir, surveillance, corruption, adultery, neo noir, political corruption, plot twist, conspiracy ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, mexico
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 7.1
 266K
Deja Vu
Genre: Action, Crime, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Called in to recover evidence in the aftermath of a horrific explosion on a New Orleans ferry, Federal agent Doug Carlin gets pulled away from the scene and taken to a top-secret government lab that uses a time-shifting surveillance device to help ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, twists and turns, stylized, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, investigation, terrorism, destiny, surveillance, technology, police investigation, car chase, murder, special agents, time loop, changing the past or future ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana
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