Covert operation movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant covert operation movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspenseful, exciting, suspense, serious, realistic and rough films and TV shows about / with covert operation, danger, heroes, chase, murder, catastrophe, violence, gun, crimes and undercover plots mostly in Action, Thriller and Drama genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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covert operation movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as covert operation: Ultimate Force (2002), Fauda (2015), D.E.B.S. (2004), Lone Survivor (2013), Road of No Return (2009), The Bourne Legacy (2012), The Sum of All Fears (2002), The Witches Hammer (2006), Singam 2 (2013), Spies Like Us (1985).

List of covert operation movies

Ultimate Force (2002)
Genre: Action, War
Country: UK
Duration: 49 min.
TV show
Story: Ultimate Force is a British television drama series that was shown on ITV, which deals with the activities of the fictional Red Troop of the SAS. The programme started on 16 September 2002 and four series were produced.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Plot: covert operation, swat team, military, counter terrorism, danger, survival, crimes, hostage, mercenary, terrorism, hostages, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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 8.2
 19K
Fauda (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Israel
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A top Israeli agent comes out of retirement to hunt for a Palestinian militant he thought he'd killed, setting a chaotic chain of events into motion.
Style: realistic, suspense, intense, serious, suspenseful
Plot: israeli palestinian conflict, war on terror, terrorist, covert operation, operation, terror, israeli, disguise, special unit, murder, assassination, government agency ...
Place: israel, palestine
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 5.3
 15K
D.E.B.S. (2004)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The star of a team of teenage crime fighters falls for the alluring villainess she must bring to justice.
Style: humorous, not serious, satirical, light, offbeat ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: lesbian, lesbian romance, female warrior, espionage, undercover, secret agents, schoolgirl uniform, parody, female protagonist, child spy, covert operation, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
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 7.5
 267K
Lone Survivor (2013)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Four Navy SEALs on a covert mission to neutralize a high-level al-Qaeda operative must make an impossible moral decision in the mountains of Afghanistan that leads them into an enemy ambush. As they confront unthinkable odds, the SEALs must find ...
Style: rough, captivating, tense, exciting, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, soldier, survival, terrorism, gunfight, courage, military life, squad, battles, selflessness, swat team, war ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2005
Place: afghanistan, middle east, usa, iraq, israel
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Road of No Return (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Road of no Return follows the final nine days in the lives of four atypical hit men who are secretly brought together in a covert operation to fight the drug trafficking epidemic in the country.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, covert operation, adventure, undercover, danger, deadly, introspection, politics, track down, law enforcement, race against time, drug traffic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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The Bourne Legacy (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 135 min.
Story: New CIA operative, Aaron Cross experiences life-or-death stakes that have been triggered by the previous actions of Jason Bourne.
Style: exciting, serious, suspense, twists and turns, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, chase, cia, spy, on the run, off the grid, government conspiracy, secret agents, assassin, undercover, manhunt, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: maryland, manila philippines, the philippines, virginia, seoul ...
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The Sum of All Fears (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 124 min.
Story: When the president of Russia suddenly dies, a man whose politics are virtually unknown succeeds him. The change in political leaders sparks paranoia among American CIA officials, so CIA director Bill Cabot recruits a young analyst to supply insight ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic ...
Plot: cold war, terrorism, espionage, terrorist, cia, nuclear explosion, atomic bomb, nuclear, nuclear threat, heroes, nuclear war, white house ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century, 20th century, year 2002 ...
Place: washington d.c., baltimore, usa, russia, israel ...
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The Witches Hammer (2006)
Genre: Action, Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: On the day of her death a normal woman is transformed into a genetically engineered vampire and trained to kill. She is sent on a mission to stop the Souls of the Damned being unleashed into our dimension.
Style: captivating, suspense, bleak, scary, suspenseful
Plot: ninja, witch, vampire, assassin, sword fight, covert operation, car theft, female fighter, revenge, secret project, violence, suicide ...
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 6.3
 6K
Singam 2 (2013)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Music, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 166 min.
Story: Picking up the storyline from where Singam ended, Duraisingam (Suriya) has gone undercover after meeting the Home Minister and is working as an NCC officer in a school in Thoothukudi. The only people who know about this operation are the Chief ...
Style: humorous, stylized, semi serious, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bollywood, love triangle, working undercover, good versus evil, fighting crime, heroes, rivalry, social relations, drug dealing, tough law enforcer, love and romance, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia
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 6.5
 44K
Spies Like Us (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Two bumbling government employees think they are U.S. spies, only to discover that they are actually decoys for Nuclear War.
Style: humorous, realistic, exciting, not serious, buddy comedy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cold war, race against time, secret agents, undercover, chase, kgb, adventure, working undercover, danger, escapades, mistaken identity, fish out of water ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: afghanistan, middle east, asia, washington d.c., pentagon ...
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 5.5
 315
Part-time Spy (2017)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: South Korea
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A desperate 35 year-old Young-sil is more than ready for full time job. And finally she gets a call from National security department as an intern. But her joy lasts no long, soon asked to leave. Accidently she discovers a secret about her boss and ...
Style: tense, exciting, semi serious, captivating, humorous
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: infiltration, agent, covert operation, martial arts, surveillance, intelligence agency, gratitude, boss, criminal, chase, hidden camera, security guard ...
Time: contemporary
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The Fast and the Furious (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Domenic Toretto is a Los Angeles street racer suspected of masterminding a series of big-rig hijackings. When undercover cop Brian O'Conner infiltrates Toretto's iconoclastic crew, he falls for Toretto's sister and must choose a side: ...
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: car, car chase, car race, chase, chases and races, street racing, gang, tough guy, theft, law enforcement, danger, undercover ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, manhattan new york city
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Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Sam Witwicky takes his first tenuous steps into adulthood while remaining a reluctant human ally of Autobot-leader Optimus Prime. The film centers around the space race between the USSR and the USA, suggesting there was a hidden Transformers role in ...
Style: exciting, psychotronic, absurd, futuristic, humorous ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, alien planet, evil alien, giant robots, man versus machine, space travel, good versus evil, destruction, benign alien, killer robot, battles, nasa ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1961, year 1969, 1960s ...
Place: pentagon, washington d.c., africa, new mexico, chicago illinois ...
Is relevant ?
 2.7
 334
Mindstorm (2001)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Sci-fi thriller starring Jeff Beach as Griffin Michael, the only survivor of five people raised in a top-secret C.I.A. program to make them into 'superweapons' - human killing machines. Griffin has been trained to use his mind as a weapon: ...
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, road movie, captivating
Plot: heroes, rivalry, chases and races, chase, danger, captivity, chaos, secret weapon, covert operation, telekinesis
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 7.4
 8K
Tehran (2020)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Israel, Greece
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: A Mossad agent embarks on her first mission as a computer hacker in her home town of Tehran.
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, exciting, serious, suspense
Plot: mossad, hacker, secret agents, computer hacker, computer, covert operation, nuclear reactor, terrorist group, crimes, hostage, investigation, criminal ...
Place: iran, tehran iran, israel
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 6.5
 90
Undercover (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Young female police officer Nurgül Özdemir lives her life in a rural environment. When she gets asked for an undercover mission in Amsterdam, she grabs the opportunity to get out of the problems this place is giving her. She leaves her homesick ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, tense, unusual plot structure, psychological ...
Plot: fake identity, gang war, police officer, family relations, covert operation, criminal, undercover, violence, fight, drug smuggling, infiltration, murder ...
Time: 21st century
Place: amsterdam, netherlands
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 6.5
 59K
Basic (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A DEA agent investigates the disappearance of a legendary Army ranger drill sergeant and several of his cadets during a training exercise gone severely awry.
Style: surprise ending, twist ending, twists and turns, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: army investigation, corruption, murder, military, twists & turns, crimes, mind game, military base, military life, swat team, jungle, missing person ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: panama
Is relevant ?
 3.1
 2K
Pterodactyl (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A dormant volcano deep with the Turkish forest holds within it a deadly secret. Perfectly preserved, a nest of pterodactyl eggs are ready to hatch...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: pterodactyl, dangerous animal, adventure, heroic mission, save the day, save the world, race against time, survival, experiment gone awry, rescue, deadly creature, danger ...
Place: armenia, turkey
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 6.5
 8K
Balkan Line (2019)
Genre: Action, War
Country: Russia, Serbia
Duration: 130 min.
Story: 1999, Serbia is bombed and Kosovo region is left for plunder by bandits under command of Albanian warlord, Smuk. The removal of the human organs take place within the territories bandits have taken, the robberies, mass assassinations and genocide. ...
Style: tense, suspense, suspenseful, disturbing, thought provoking ...
Plot: nato, terrorism, female soldier, swat team, friendship, hostage, society, covert operation, culture clash, civil war, islam, abduction ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: former yugoslavia, yugoslavia, albania, serbia, kosovo ...
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The Dogs of War (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Mercenary James Shannon, on a reconnaissance job to the African nation of Zangaro, is tortured and deported. He returns to lead a coup.
Style: exciting, serious, suspense, harsh, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mercenary, adventure, military, revolution, soldier, undercover, torture, war, espionage, political intrigue, combat, gunfight ...
Time: 80s, year 1980
Place: africa, paris france, new york, london, central america
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 5.3
 95K
Geostorm (2017)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 109 min.
Story: After an unprecedented series of natural disasters threatened the planet, the world's leaders came together to create an intricate network of satellites to control the global climate and keep everyone safe. But now, something has gone wrong: ...
Style: disaster movie, psychotronic, apocalyptic, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: end of the world, storm, apocalypse, catastrophe, tsunami, disaster film, hurricane, climate change, humanity in peril, global warming, weather manipulation, conspiracy ...
Time: future, near future, year 2019
Place: madrid, washington d.c., shanghai china, afghanistan, paris france ...
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Operation Chromite (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: South Korea
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A squad of soldiers fight in the Korean War's crucial Battle of Incheon.
Style: exciting, suspense, psychological, suspenseful
Plot: korean war, korean army, spy, korean history, overnight success, covert operation, capture, invasion, military training, black ops
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: south korea, korea
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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, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, airplane, hijacking, hostage, rescue, violence, explosion, surveillance, ransom, deception, hand to hand combat, stewardess ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1995, 1990s
Place: washington d.c., athens greece, pentagon, london, los angeles
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Project Gutenberg (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The Hong Kong police is hunting a counterfeiting gang led by a mastermind code-named "Painter" (Chow Yun-fat). The gang possesses exceptional counterfeiting skills which makes it difficult to distinguish the authenticity of its counterfeit ...
Style: captivating, tense, psychological, exciting, suspense
Plot: counterfeit money, gang, arrest, police, painting, undercover agent, recruitment, heist, investigation, crimes, gang leader, rivalry ...
Place: hong kong
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2001: A Space Travesty (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Leslie Nielsen once again plays a bumbling detective in the vein of the 'Naked Gun' movies, but this time as Marshall Richard 'Dick' Dix. When odd reports are received through official channels stating that the President of the ...
Style: humorous, not serious, exciting, light, captivating ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: parody, save the world, daring rescue, alien encounter, danger, escapades, benign alien, chases and races, race against time, save the day, mad scientist, space travel ...
Time: 90s, 2000s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
Is relevant ?
 6.6
 21K
The Informer (2019)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In New York, former convict Pete Koslow, related to the Polish mafia, must deal with both Klimek the General, his ruthless boss, and the twisted ambitions of two federal agents, as he tries to survive and protect the lives of his loved ones…
Style: suspense, suspenseful, rough, psychological, thought provoking ...
Plot: prison, organized crime, violence, undercover, danger, brutality, police, murder, ex convict, prison gang, dishonesty, life is a bitch ...
Time: 2010s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
Is relevant ?
 6.1
 37
Baby Brown (1990)
Genre: Action
Country: South Africa, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Action thriller trails two attractive female cops (Zoli Marki and Kryska Witowska) on the hunt for a lethal drug lord who’s responsible for injuring one of the women’s former partners. Things get even more dangerous when the two women learn they ...
Plot: female police officer, covert operation, johannesburg south africa, undercover agent, illegal drugs, drug lord, undercover cop, cheese, sexploitation, drugs, police shootout, police officer ...
Place: south africa
Is relevant ?
 6.5
 569
Hi, Inspector (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A street cop is picked by the national security service in order to carry out an important and delicate task. His mission is to go undercover and infiltrate a dangerous international cabal of homosexuals.
Plot: hotel, undercover cop, organized crime, police officer, covert operation, doppelganger, homosexual, undercover, police, gay
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Liberty (2019)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Story: Born with valuable and powerful abilities, a young woman escapes a confidential, brutal experiment. Federal agents will stop at nothing to capture her.
Plot: psychic, government, alien, supernatural, black ops, captivity, covert operation, covert, terror
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The Delta Force (1986)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Israel
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A 707 aircraft jetliner on its way from Athens to Rome and then to New York City is hijacked by Lebanese terrorists. The terrorists demand that the pilot take them to Beirut. What the terrorists don't realize is that an elite team of commandoes ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: terrorist, terrorism, hostage, military, heroes, soldier, stewardess, hijacking, airplane, adventure, airplane hijack, bishop ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: middle east, israel, lebanon, beirut lebanon, athens greece
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