Cryptography movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant cryptography movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, intense, tense, suspenseful and entertaining films and TV shows about / with cryptography, suspense, code, chase, mentor, spy, espionage, murder, catastrophe and betrayal plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
cryptography movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as cryptography: The Imitation Game (2014), Snowden (2016), A Beautiful Mind (2001), Sneakers (1992), Enigma (2001), The Falcon and the Snowman (1985), The Numbers Station (2013), Midway (2019), Zodiac (2007), Sebastian (1968).

List of cryptography movies

The Imitation Game (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Based on the real life story of legendary cryptanalyst Alan Turing, the film portrays the nail-biting race against time by Turing and his brilliant team of code-breakers at Britain's top-secret Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley ...
Style: inspirational, intellectual, serious, captivating, thought provoking ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: world war two, genius, mathematics, inventor, inventions and discoveries, computer, prodigy, ambition, gay interest, invention, mathematician, gay ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1939, year 1951, 50s ...
Place: england, germany, poland, los angeles, europe ...
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Snowden (2016)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: CIA employee Edward Snowden leaks thousands of classified documents to the press.
Style: realistic, thought provoking, factual, serious, political ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: espionage, fighting the system, journalism, hacking, internet, whistleblower, moral dilemma, surveillance, hacker, spy, idealism, media ...
Time: year 2015, year 2009, year 2011, year 2004, year 2012 ...
Place: geneva switzerland, hong kong, japan, russia, hawaii ...
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A Beautiful Mind (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: At Princeton University, John Nash struggles to make a worthwhile contribution to serve as his legacy to the world of mathematics. He finally makes a revolutionary breakthrough that will eventually earn him the Nobel Prize. After graduate school he ...
Style: psychological, touching, emotional, cerebral, motivational ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, date night
Plot: mathematics, mental illness, paranoia, schizophrenia, genius, insanity, scientist, obsession, mathematician, prodigy, nobel prize, imaginary friend ...
Time: 60s, 1940s, 20th century, 80s, 90s ...
Place: new jersey, boston, massachusetts, usa, stockholm sweden ...
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Sneakers (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: When shadowy U.S. intelligence agents blackmail a reformed computer hacker and his eccentric team of security experts into stealing a code-breaking 'black box' from a Soviet-funded genius, they uncover a bigger conspiracy. Now, he and his ...
Style: humorous, suspenseful, exciting, entertaining, light ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hacker, computer, spy, conspiracy, surveillance, mathematics, betrayal, hacking, manipulation, mathematician, computer cracker, cyberpunk ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 90s, year 1969
Place: canada, russia, san francisco
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Enigma (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: UK, USA, Germany, Netherlands
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A romantic thriller based around the World War 2 project to crack the codes behind the Enigma machine, used by the Germans to encrypt messages sent to their submarines.
Style: clever, factual, tricky, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: world war two, nazi, code breaking, espionage, wartime, submarine, war, spy, secret service, conspiracy, idealism, moral ambiguity ...
Time: 1940s, post world war two, 20th century
Place: poland, scotland, london, england, germany ...
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The Falcon and the Snowman (1985)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Mexico
Duration: 131 min.
Story: The true story of a disillusioned military contractor employee and his drug pusher childhood friend who became walk-in spies for the Soviet Union.
Style: tense, realistic, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: espionage, spy, cold war, undercover, treason, double agent, political conspiracy, buddies, society, dishonesty, rebellion, drugs ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, california, mexico city, ussr, australia ...
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The Numbers Station (2013)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, Belgium, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When the moral values of a longtime wetwork black ops agent is tested during his last operation, he receives an unfavorable psych evaluation. Now he is given a break and a seemingly uncomplicated assignment of simply protecting the security of a ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, tense, intense, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, undercover, hitman, survival, suspense, plot twist, vengeance, happy ending, assassination, secret service, adaptation, betrayal ...
Time: 21st century
Place: england, new jersey, nevada, usa
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Midway (2019)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Canada, China, Hong Kong
Duration: 138 min.
Story: The story of the soldiers and aviators who helped turn the tide of the Second World War during the iconic Battle of Midway in June 1942.
Style: exciting, bleak, scary, sad, motivational ...
Plot: world war two, sea battle, naval battle, aerial combat, aircraft carrier, warship, air battle, fighter plane, fighter pilot, navy, u.s. navy, war ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942, 1930s, year 1937, year 1941 ...
Place: pearl harbor, pacific ocean, tokyo, washington d.c., hawaii ...
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Zodiac (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 157 min.
Story: The true story of the investigation of the "Zodiac Killer", a serial killer who terrified the San Francisco Bay Area, taunting police with his ciphers and letters. The case becomes an obsession for four men as their lives and careers are ...
Style: atmospheric, tense, stylized, suspenseful, psychological ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: serial killer, investigation, murder, murder mystery, journalism, suspense, maniac, paranoia, killings, police, uncover truth, mind game ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, year 1969, year 1971 ...
Place: san francisco, california, usa, sacramento california, oakland california
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Sebastian (1968)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Sebastian is an undisciplined mathematics genius who works in the "cipher bureau" of the British Intelligence. While cracking enemy codes, Sebastian finds time to romance co-worker Rebecca Howard.
Style: eurospy
Plot: spy, espionage, british secret service, mathematician, hallucinogenic drug, job interview, code breaking, cold war, computer, morse code, cryptography, drugged ...
Time: 60s
Place: britain, london
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The Red Machine (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, History, Mystery, War
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Washington, DC, 1935: At the height of the Great Depression, a charming and irrepressible young thief is forced to help an icy and mysterious United States Navy spy steal a brand new device that the Japanese military is using to encode its ...
Style: buddy movie, surprise ending
Plot: spy, u.s. navy, plan, puzzle, robbery, embassy, lost love, safecracker, heist, code, thief, diplomat ...
Time: 1930s
Place: japan, washington d.c.
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Travelling Salesman (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Four mathematicians are gathered and meet with a top official of the United States Department of Defense. After some discussion, the group agrees that they must be wary with whom to trust and control their solution. The official offers them a reward ...
Style: tense, unusual plot structure, cyber, contemplative, weird
Plot: mathematics, mathematician, genius, conspiracy, professor, top secret, paranoia, hacking, science, government, mysterious man, fictional war ...
Time: year 1956
Place: china
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Imagination (2007)
Genre: Animation, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Dr. Reineger, a famous neuro-psychologist, has become convinced that a twin girl named Anna has a rare form of Autism called Asperger's Syndrome, rendering her unable to cope with reality. As for her blind sister, Sarah, the doctor cannot say ...
Style: mind bending, serious, atmospheric, experimental, art film ...
Plot: twins, imagination, family relations, mental illness, supernatural ability, supernatural, orphan, doctors and patients, child illness, siblings relations, asperger's syndrome, autism ...
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Breaking the Code (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 75 min.
Story: A biography of the English mathematician Alan Turing, who was one of the inventors of the digital computer and one of the key figures in the breaking of the Enigma code, used by the Germans to send secret orders to their U-boats in World War II. ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, sincere, contemplative
Audience: chick flick
Plot: world war two, gay, computer, scientist, lgbt, mathematician, mathematics, code breaking, prodigy, war, mind game, espionage ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
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Black Kiss (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Asuka is an aspiring model who moves to Tokyo to pursue her career. She moves into a small apartment with a friend of a friend, Kasumi. A bizarre murder occurs in the hotel across the street. The body was mutilated and repositioned into a lurid work ...
Style: slasher, scary, disturbing, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, suspense, police investigation, police detective, psychopath, rivalry, law enforcement, who done it, stalking, actor's life, violence ...
Time: 21st century
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
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Mercury Rising (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Renegade FBI agent Art Jeffries protects a nine-year-old autistic boy who has cracked the government's new "unbreakable" code.
Style: suspenseful, intense, rough, neo noir, exciting ...
Audience: kids
Plot: autism, fbi, conspiracy, suspense, murder, child in peril, assassin, secret service, assassination, paranoia, witness protection, twists and turns ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: bangkok thailand, south dakota, chicago illinois
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The Da Vinci Code (2006)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Malta, France, UK
Duration: 149 min.
Story: When the curator of the Louvre is found murdered in the famed museum's hallowed halls, Harvard professor, Robert Langdon and cryptographer, Sophie Neve must untangle a deadly web of deceit involving the works of Leonardo da Vinci.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, mind bending, clever, intellectual ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: conspiracy, twists and turns, christianity, treasure hunt, religion, investigation, holy grail, ancient mystery, riddles and clues, suspense, secrets, uncover truth ...
Time: 2000s, 1st century, 21st century
Place: vatican, london, italy, paris france, europe ...
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U-571 (2000)
Genre: Action, War
Country: France, USA, Italy
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In the midst of World War II, the battle under the sea rages and the Nazis have the upper hand as the Allies are unable to crack their war codes. However, after a wrecked U-boat sends out an SOS signal, the Allies realise this is their chance to ...
Style: exciting, realistic, suspenseful, factual, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: submarine, world war two, military, navy, war, naval battle, ocean, nazism, naval officer, sea battle, ship captain, mission ...
Time: 1940s, post world war two, 20th century
Place: germany
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So Sweet, So Dead (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A serial killer is on the loose. His victims are unfaithful wives and he always leaves compromising photographs at the crime scene.
Style: slasher, sexy, erotic, psychotronic
Plot: serial killer, murder, wedding, gay, affair, erotica, murderer, suspense, lgbt, adultery, massage parlor, whodunit ...
Place: vatican
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Revelation (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Since A.D. 50, a mysterious sacred artifact known as the Loculus has been at the center of a bloody clandestine war. Missing for a few hundred years, the puzzling relic has suddenly reappeared in the present day, bringing with it a terrible secret ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, psychological, mystical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: reincarnation, miraculous event, ancient history, supernatural, obsessive quest, good versus evil, curses spells and rituals, destiny, adventurer, supernatural ability, treasure hunt, race against time ...
Time: 50s, 13th century, 1st century, 18th century
Place: malta, vatican
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Cold Weather (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A guy who moves back to Portland, Oregon becomes involved in the mystery of his ex-girlfriend's disappearance.
Style: mumblecore, tense, realistic, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: missing person, investigation, brother sister relationship, who done it, partners, amateur detective, disappearance, homecoming, private detective, track down, buddies, self discovery ...
Time: 21st century
Place: oregon, usa, portland oregon
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From Russia with Love (1963)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Agent 007 is back in the second installment of the James Bond series, this time battling a secret crime organization known as SPECTRE. Russians Rosa Klebb and Kronsteen are out to snatch a decoding device known as the Lektor, using the ravishing ...
Style: exciting, realistic, witty, suspenseful, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: james bond, spy, cold war, british secret service, train, secret agents, espionage, undercover, bond girl, assassin, gypsy, villain ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: russia, turkey, england, scotland, europe ...
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Windtalkers (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Joe Enders is a gung-ho Marine assigned to protect a "windtalker" - one of several Navajo Indians who were used to relay messages during World War II because their spoken language was indecipherable to Japanese code breakers.
Style: realistic, factual, brutal, intense, stylized ...
Plot: world war two, war, military, native american, artillery, battles, survival, code, soldier, friendship, courage, military life ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s, post world war two, year 1943, 20th century
Place: japan, arizona, asia
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Midway (1976)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: This war drama depicts the U.S. and Japanese forces in the naval Battle of Midway, which became a turning point for Americans during World War II.
Style: realistic, factual, tense, intense, exciting ...
Plot: world war two, military, war, sea battle, u.s. navy, aviation, navy, fascism, ethnic conflict, prejudice, suspense, naval battle ...
Time: 70s, year 1942, 20th century, 1940s
Place: poland, hawaii, tokyo, germany, japan ...
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For Your Eyes Only (1981)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A British spy ship has sunk and on board was a hi-tech encryption device. James Bond is sent to find the device that holds British launching instructions before the enemy Soviets get to it first.
Style: exciting, sexy, tense, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: james bond, cold war, 007, espionage, spy, car chase, secret service, twists and turns, british secret service, vengeance, undercover, plot twist ...
Time: 80s, future, 20th century
Place: greece, albania, england, europe, london ...
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