Films about intelligence

Films about intelligence
List of the best films about intelligence according to the audience: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, The Courier, Cloak and Dagger, Fate of Saboteur, Salt, Shanghai, Atomic Blonde, The Catcher Was a Spy, Safe House, Clear and Present Danger.

In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Genre
Country
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:07

In the bleak days of the Cold War, espionage veteran George Smiley is forced from semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet mole within his former colleagues at the heart of MI6.

The Courier (2020)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrethriller, drama, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA

Cold War spy Greville Wynne and his Russian source try to put an end to the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Cloak and Dagger (1946)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrethriller, melodrama, adventure, film noir, military
CountryUSA
Duration01:46

In this Fritz Lang's compelling World War II espionage thriller, Gary Cooper stars as Alvah Jasper, a shy and retiring physics professor at a midwestern university. When government agents press Jasper into joining them in an effort to curtail the Nazis' efforts to attain atomic secrets, his life takes a dramatic turn.

Fate of Saboteur (2021)
Mark
Genredrama, biography
CountryRussia, Belarus

The picture is dedicated to the exploits of the Soviet underground fighters and partisans who heroically fought against the German invaders during the Great Patriotic War. The image of the main character of the railway worker Ales Arlovich is collective, but it is based on the fate of the Soviet underground fighter Fyodor Krylovich, who committed the largest land sabotage of the Second World War at the Osipovichi railway station.

Salt (2010)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction, thriller, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:40

As a CIA officer, Evelyn Salt swore an oath to duty, honor and country. Her loyalty will be tested when a defector accuses her of being a Russian spy. Salt goes on the run, using all her skills and years of experience as a covert operative to elude capture. Salt's efforts to prove her innocence only serve to cast doubt on her motives, as the hunt to uncover the truth behind her identity continues and the question remains: "Who is Salt?"

Shanghai (2010)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, detective, military
CountryChina, USA
Duration01:43

An American man returns to a corrupt, Japanese-occupied Shanghai four months before Pearl Harbor and discovers his friend has been killed. While he unravels the mysteries of the death, he falls in love and discovers a much larger secret that his own government is hiding.

Atomic Blonde (2017)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genreaction, thriller
CountryUSA, Germany, Sweden, Hungary
Duration02:32

An undercover MI6 agent is sent to Berlin during the Cold War to investigate the murder of a fellow agent and recover a missing list of double agents.

The Catcher Was a Spy (2018)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrethriller, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:05

Major league baseball player, Moe Berg, lives a double life working for the Office of Strategic Services.

Safe House (2012)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genreaction, thriller
CountryUSA, South Africa, Japan
Duration01:55

A dangerous CIA renegade resurfaces after a decade on the run. When the safe house he's remanded to is attacked by mercenaries, a rookie operative escapes with him. Now, the unlikely allies must stay alive long enough to uncover who wants them dead.

Clear and Present Danger (1994)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genreaction, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:21

CIA Analyst Jack Ryan is drawn into an illegal war fought by the US government against a Colombian drug cartel.

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The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genreaction, comedy, adventure
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:25

At the height of the Cold War, a mysterious criminal organization plans to use nuclear weapons and technology to upset the fragile balance of power between the United States and Soviet Union. CIA agent Napoleon Solo and KGB agent Illya Kuryakin are forced to put aside their hostilities and work together to stop the evildoers in their tracks. The duo's only lead is the daughter of a missing German scientist, whom they must find soon to prevent a global catastrophe.

Sabotage (1936)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrethriller, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:16

Karl Anton Verloc and his wife own a small cinema in a quiet London suburb where they live seemingly happily. But Mrs. Verloc does not know that her husband has a secret that will affect their relationship and threaten her teenage brother's life.

Eye in the Sky (2015)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrethriller, drama, military
CountryUnited Kingdom, Canada
Duration02:20

A UK-based military officer in command of a top secret drone operation to capture terrorists in Kenya discovers the targets are planning a suicide bombing and the mission escalates from “capture” to “kill.” As American pilot Steve Watts is about to engage, a nine-year old girl enters the kill zone, triggering an international dispute reaching the highest levels of US and British government over the moral, political, and personal implications of modern warfare.

Body of Lies (2008)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genreaction, thriller, drama
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:08

The CIA’s hunt is on for the mastermind of a wave of terrorist attacks. Roger Ferris is the agency’s man on the ground, moving from place to place, scrambling to stay ahead of ever-shifting events. An eye in the sky – a satellite link – watches Ferris. At the other end of that real-time link is the CIA’s Ed Hoffman, strategizing events from thousands of miles away. And as Ferris nears the target, he discovers trust can be just as dangerous as it is necessary for survival.

Allied (2016)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genreaction, thriller, melodrama, drama, military
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:39

In 1942, an intelligence officer in North Africa encounters a female French Resistance fighter on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. When they reunite in London, their relationship is tested by the pressures of war.

Red Sparrow (2018)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genreaction, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:30

Prima ballerina, Dominika Egorova faces a bleak and uncertain future after she suffers an injury that ends her career. She soon turns to Sparrow School, a secret intelligence service that trains exceptional young people to use their minds and bodies as weapons. Dominika emerges as the most dangerous Sparrow after completing the sadistic training process. As she comes to terms with her new abilities, she meets a CIA agent who tries to convince her that he is the only person she can trust.

Anna (2019)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genreaction, thriller
CountryFrance, USA, Canada, Russia
Duration02:05

Beneath Anna Poliatova's striking beauty lies a secret that will unleash her indelible strength and skill to become one of the world's most feared government assassins.

Operation Finale (2018)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrethriller, drama, military, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:32

In 1960, a team of Israeli secret agents is deployed to find Adolf Eichmann, the infamous Nazi architect of the Holocaust, supposedly hidden in Argentina, and get him to Israel to be judged.

A Midnight Clear (1992)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, military, history
CountryUSA
Duration01:48

Set in 1944 France, an American Intelligence Squad locates a German Platoon wishing to surrender rather than die in Germany's final war offensive. The two groups of men, isolated from the war at present, put aside their differences and spend Christmas together before the surrender plan turns bad and both sides are forced to fight the other.

Call Sign "Banderas" (2018)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrethriller, drama, military
CountryUkraine

In the autumn of 2014, in the ATO zone, an intelligence group headed by experienced captain Anton Sayenko (called by nickname "Banderas") tries to prevent sabotage and neutralize the Russian saboteur.

G.I. Jane (1997)
Markimdb: 6
Genreaction, drama, military
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:05

A female Senator succeeds in enrolling a woman into Combined Reconnaissance Team training where everyone expects her to fail.

Six Minutes to Midnight (2020)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrethriller, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom

Summer 1939. Influential families in Nazi Germany have sent their daughters to a finishing school in an English seaside town to learn the language and be ambassadors for a future looking National Socialist. A teacher there sees what is coming and is trying to raise the alarm. But the authorities believe he is the problem.

Behind Enemy Lines (2001)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction, thriller, drama, military
CountryUSA
Duration01:46

While flying a routine reconnaissance mission over Bosnia, fighter pilot Chris Burnett photographs something he wasn't supposed to see and gets shot down behind enemy lines, where he must outrun an army led by a ruthless Serbian general. With time running out and a deadly tracker on his trail, Burnett's commanding officer decides to risk his career and launch a renegade rescue mission to save his life.

Hero (2019)
Markimdb: 4.7
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, crime
CountryRussia
Duration02:19

The story is centered on the story of Andrei, who was trained in the special school of the Foreign Intelligence Service 15 years ago, where teenagers were trained from adolescents. In the early 2000s, the project was closed, and the main character has long settled in one of the European cities and no longer recalls Russia. One day he picks up the phone and hears the voice of his father, who was presumed dead. He tells Andrei that the hunt is open for him. He is trying to destroy unknown forces, and he can only run. Andrei is now driven by a desire not only to survive, but also to find his father again. To help the protagonist comes his first love, Masha, who in everything that happens also has her own interest. Andrei is getting deeper into the spy game, not realizing its true scale.

Olimpius Inferno (2009)
Markimdb: 5.1
Genreaction, drama
CountryRussia
Duration01:30

The movie is based on the events in South Ossetia in August 2008, and portraying a brutal Georgian army engaging in ethnic cleansing at the behest of its omnipresent American masters.

Three Days in Odessa (2007)
Markimdb: 3.4
Genrecrime, detective, history
CountryRussia
Duration01:38

During the summer of 1947 a group of detectives are going to Odessa with the undercover mission - to fight a post-war criminal wave.

The Soul of a Spy (2015)
Markimdb: 5.1
Genredrama, detective
CountryRussia
Duration01:14

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Прорыв (2005)
Markimdb: 5.2
Genredrama, military
CountryRussia
Duration01:24

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The Star (2002)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genreaction, drama, adventure, military, history
CountryRussia
Duration01:37

The film is based on the eponymous book by Emmanuil Kazakevich. In the summer of 1944 the Nazi Armies prepare a massive Tank Division named 'Viking" for the offensive on occupied Russian land. The Russian Army's special group of seven snipers named "Zvezda" is sent for a reconnaissance operation behind the enemy lines in the back of the Nazi Tank Division. Two previous Russian groups never came back. The seven Russians know that they are going to an almost certain Death for the sake of Victory.




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