Movies about the CIA

Movies about the CIA
List of the best movies about the CIA, selected by visitors to our site: Criminal, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., U-571, Vidocq, Henry V, The Taming of the Shrew, Training Day, Unbreakable, Red Heat, A.I. Artificial Intelligence.

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Criminal (2016)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Bulgaria
Duration02:27
CharactersHackers, Snipers, CIA, Spy, Special Forces
PlotWar, Disasters, Investigation, Death, Chase
PlacePrison, Submarines, Aircraft, USA, Laboratory
TimeFuture
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Heavy, Tense

Bill Pope is a CIA agent on a mission in London tracking down a shadowy hacker nicknamed "The Dutchman." When he gets mysteriously ambushed and killed, an experimental procedure is used to transfer his memories into dangerous ex-convict Jericho Stewart. When he wakes up with the CIA agent's memories, his mission is to find The Dutchman and eliminate him before the hacker launches ICBM's and starts World War III. But complications soon arise and the mission turns personal.

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genreaction, comedy, adventure
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:25
CharactersCIA, Spy, Heroes, Special agents, Partners
PlotSkirmishes, Cars, Chase, Saving the World
PlaceItaly
TimeCold War
StyleExciting, Beautiful, Disturbing

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.

U-571 (2000)
Duration01:56
CharactersHeroes, Submariners, Military, Pilots
PlotWar, Survival, Sea battles
PlaceSubmarines, Ocean
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, Heavy, Patriotic, Tense, Serious

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 seize the 'enigma coding machine'.

Vidocq (2001)
Duration01:38
CharactersSerial killers, Immortals
PlotRevenge, Investigation, Revolution, Eternal Youth
PlaceFrance
StyleSteampunk, Atmospheric, Serious, Disturbing

Paris. 1830. In the heart of the town, Vidocq, a famous detective, disappeared as he fights the Alchemist, an assassin that he has been pursuing for a few months. His young biographer, Etienne Boisset, decides to have revenge on Vidocq's death and takes the investigation on...

Henry V (1989)
Duration02:17

Gritty adaption of William Shakespeare's play about the English King's bloody conquest of France.

The Taming of the Shrew (1961)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:25

Classic adaptation of the even more classic play by William Shakespeare.

Training Day (2001)
Duration02:02
CharactersPolice
PlotSkirmishes, Revenge, Investigation, Mystery, Mystery
PlaceGhetto, USA, Los Angeles
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Serious

On his first day on the job as a narcotics officer, a rookie cop works with a rogue detective who isn't what he appears.

Unbreakable (2000)
Duration01:46
CharactersSuperhero, Heroes
PlotSuperpowers, Obsession, Supernatural
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Twisted plot, Atmospheric, Tense

An ordinary man makes an extraordinary discovery when a train accident leaves his fellow passengers dead – and him unscathed. The answer to this mystery could lie with the mysterious Elijah Price, a man who suffers from a disease that renders his bones as fragile as glass.

Red Heat (1988)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:46
CharactersLosers, Partners
PlotSkirmishes, Pursuit
PlaceRussia
TimeCold War
StyleExciting, Heavy, For men, Disturbing

A tough Russian policeman is forced to partner up with a cocky Chicago police detective when he is sent to Chicago to apprehend a Georgian drug lord who killed his partner and fled the country.

A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)
Duration02:26
CharactersRobots, Childrens
PlotArtificial Intelligence, Consciousness, Adoption
PlaceUSA
TimeFuture
StyleDystopian, Mind-altering, Philosophical, Makes me think, Expanding consciousness

A robotic boy, the first programmed to love, David is adopted as a test case by a Cybertronics employee and his wife. Though he gradually becomes their child, a series of unexpected circumstances make this life impossible for David. Without final acceptance by humans or machines, David embarks on a journey to discover where he truly belongs, uncovering a world in which the line between robot and machine is both vast and profoundly thin.

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Battle of Britain (1969)
Markimdb: 7
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:12
CharactersDogs, Heroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events, Aviation, Political
PlaceEngland
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, Soulful, Serious

In 1940, the Royal Air Force fights a desperate battle against the might of the Luftwaffe for control of the skies over Britain, thus preventing the Nazi invasion of Britain.

My Blue Heaven (1990)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:37
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Hired assassins, Police, Special agents
PlotLove, Skirmishes, Revenge, Moving
PlaceSmall cities
StyleLight

FBI agent Barney Coopersmith is assigned to protect former Mafia figure turned informant Vincent Antonelli. In the witness protection program one is supposed to keep a low profile, but that is something that Antonelli has trouble doing. Coopersmith certainly has his hands full keeping Antonelli away from the Mafia hitmen who want to stop him testifying, not to mention the nightclubs...

Under Suspicion (2000)
Duration01:51
CharactersLawyers
StylePsychological problems

A lawyer is asked to come to the police station to clear up a few loose ends in his witness report of a foul murder. "This will only take ten minutes", they say, but it turns out to be one loose end after another, and the ten minutes he is away from his speech become longer and longer.

Marquis de Sade (1996)
Markimdb: 4.3
Genredrama, history
CountryUSA, Russia
CharactersWriters, Actors
PlotMissing people
PlacePrison, France
Time18th century

Based on the true story of the notorious Marquis de Sade. In 18th century Paris, an innocent beauty's search for her missing sister leads her into the deadly sensuous realm of the infamous Marquis de Sade. Imprisoned for his sordid crimes, the Marquis likewise has the beauty morally trapped... for she must help him complete his banned book of lust, or never learn the fate of her sister. It becomes a test of wills and wit, as the Marquis attempts to convert her to his deviously sexual philosophy. When the Marquis escapes his prison, she must follow him to his remote chateau of sin to finally discover her sister's fate, and to face her own.

The Courier (2020)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrethriller
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersCIA, Spy, Scouts, Special agents
PlotWar, On real events, Ballet, Mystery
PlacePrison, Russia
TimeCold War
StyleAction, Fascinating

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

Bridge of Spies (2015)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, drama, history
CountryUSA, Germany, India
Duration02:39
CharactersCIA, Spy, Scouts, Lawyers, Judge
PlotOn real events, Political, Justice
PlaceUSSR, USA
TimeCold War
StyleTense, Serious, Disturbing

During the Cold War, the Soviet Union captures U.S. pilot Francis Gary Powers after shooting down his U-2 spy plane. Sentenced to 10 years in prison, Powers' only hope is New York lawyer James Donovan, recruited by a CIA operative to negotiate his release. Donovan boards a plane to Berlin, hoping to win the young man's freedom through a prisoner exchange. If all goes well, the Russians would get Rudolf Abel, the convicted spy who Donovan defended in court.

Mile 22 (2018)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genreaction, thriller
CountryUSA, China, Colombia
Duration02:33
CharactersHackers, CIA, Spy, Terrorists, Special agents
PlotSurvival, Martial Arts, Skirmishes, Investigation, Weapon
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Tense, For men

An elite group of American operatives, aided by a top-secret tactical command team, must transport an asset who holds life-threatening information to an extraction point 22 miles away through the hostile streets of an Asian city.

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi (2016)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genreaction, thriller, drama, military, history
CountryUSA, Malta, Morocco
Duration02:20
CharactersCIA, Special Forces, Terrorists, Tough guys
PlotWar, On real events, Survival, Skirmishes, Death
PlaceEmbassy
StyleAction, Tense, Disturbing

An American Ambassador is killed during an attack at a U.S. compound in Libya as a security team struggles to make sense out of the chaos.

Anna (2019)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genreaction, thriller
CountryFrance, USA, Canada, Russia
Duration02:05
CharactersLesbians, CIA, Spy, Hired assassins, Strong women
PlotKGB, Snow
TimeCold War, Dark ones
StyleUnexpected ending, Fascinating, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

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.

Turks & Caicos (2014)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersCIA, Spy
PlaceIslands
StyleAction, Fascinating

The second movie in David Hare's Johnny Worricker trilogy. Loose-limbed spy Johnny Worricker, last seen whistleblowing at MI5 in Page Eight, has a new life. He is hiding out in Ray-Bans on the Caribbean islands of the title, eating lobster and calling himself Tom Eliot (he’s a poet at heart). We’re drawn into his world and his predicament when Christopher Walken strolls in as a shadowy American who claims to know Johnny. The encounter forces him into the company of some ambiguous American businessmen who claim to be on the islands for a conference on the global financial crisis. When one of them falls in the sea, their financial PR seems to know more than she's letting on. Worricker soon learns the extent of their shady activities and he must act quickly to survive when links to British prime minister Alec Beasley come to light.




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