Most Popular Government Surveillance Movies and TV Shows
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1. Bad Times at the El Royale (2018)
R | 141 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Circa 1969, several strangers, most with a secret to bury, meet by chance at Lake Tahoe's El Royale, a rundown hotel with a dark past. Over the course of one night, everyone will show their true colors - before everything goes to hell.
Votes: 93,212 | Gross: $17.84M
2. The Lives of Others (2006)
R | 137 min | Drama, Thriller
In 1984 East Berlin, an agent of the secret police, conducting surveillance on a writer and his lover, finds himself becoming increasingly absorbed by their lives.
Votes: 325,546 | Gross: $11.29M
4. The Russia House (1990)
R | 123 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
An expatriate British publisher unexpectedly finds himself working for British intelligence to investigate people in Russia.
Votes: 13,348 | Gross: $23.00M
5. Scorpio (1973)
PG | 114 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
During the Cold War, the CIA orders free-lance operative Scorpio to assassinate his former CIA mentor Cross and a deadly cat-and-mouse game ensues.
6. Crime Zone (1988)
R | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Helen and Bone live in a repressive futuristic dystopian society they badly want to escape from. Mysterious Jason hires them to steal a disc for him. It's practically a suicide mission, but he claims he can smuggle them out, in return.
7. A Good American (2015)
TV-14 | 100 min | Documentary, Biography, History
A Good American tells the story of the best code-breaker the USA ever had and how he and a small team within NSA created a surveillance tool that could pick up any electronic signal on ... See full summary »
9. Born in Flames (1983)
Not Rated | 79 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Set ten years after the most peaceful revolution in United States history, a revolution in which a socialist government gains power, this films presents a dystopia in which the issues of ... See full summary »
Not Rated | 115 min | Documentary, History
This documentary tells the rise and fall of the Black Panther Party, one of the 20th century's most alluring and controversial organizations that captivated the world's attention for nearly 50 years.
Votes: 1,495 | Gross: $0.48M
11. Operation Corned Beef (1991)
G | 105 min | Action, Comedy, Romance
Squale, an ace spy, is called back from South America to carry out a tough operation. Goal: dismantle an international arms traffic masterminded by an important French government official. ... See full summary »
12. The Day After Trinity (1981)
Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary, Biography
Scientists and witnesses involved in the creation and testing of the first ever atomic bomb reflect on the Manhattan project and its fascinating leader, J. Robert Oppenheimer, who upon ... See full summary »
13. 1971 (2014)
Unrated | 79 min | Documentary, History, Thriller
The story of a notorious 1971 activist burglary of an FBI office that led to the Bureau's numerous abuses against dissidents being exposed.
14. In ascolto (2006)
R | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Estranged by the degree of corporate influence within the largest U.S. listening station in the world, an aging NSA officer defects and mounts a clandestine counter-listening station high in the Italian alps.
15. The Conspiracy of Fear (1995 Video)
R | 110 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
A young man is targeted by the CIA, rogue agents and thieves who all seem to be after something that his late father supposedly had in his possession.
16. A Patriot Act (2007)
Not Rated | 29 min | Short, Action, Crime
Veiled in a back lit silhouette, his voice altered, a young man nervously tells his story: Tony is fond of his girlfriend, getting high, and playing on the internet.
Not Rated | 67 min | Documentary
War on Whistleblowers: Free Press and the National Security State highlights four cases where whistleblowers noticed government wrong-doing and took to the media to expose the fraud and abuse.
Dimension 404 (2017– )
TV-14 | 42 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
As a holiday threat looms large, an Army psychologist races against the clock to treat the strangest patient of her career - and the only one who can save Christmas - BOB, a depressed NSA supercomputer.
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TV-14 | 55 min | Drama
The discovery of illegal surveillance of a left-wing party brings into question the prime minister's friendship with the party's spokeswoman as well as her faith in her own minister of justice.
Horizon (1964– )
Inside the Dark Web
Twenty-five years after the world wide web was created, it is now caught in the greatest controversy of its existence - surveillance. With many concerned that governments and corporations ... See full summary »
Foreign Correspondent (1996– )
Leave No Dark Corner
China's plan to become the first digital dictatorship by introducing the so-called Social Credit, a personal digital scorecard for 1.4 billion citizens that determines who gets to have which rights depending on their behavior is explored.
Star: Matthew Carney
Melissa & Joey (2010–2015)
Melissa & Joey's Frozen
TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Romance
After being frozen in an avalanche on a ski trip, Mel and Joe thaw out 100 years in the future.
The Lone Gunmen (2001)
Tango de los Pistoleros
Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Yves becomes a smuggler's partner in a tango competition in Miami while the Lone Gunmen are afoot to uncover what Yves is after.
Watchman Video Broadcast (2009– )
The All-Seeing Eye, the Surveillance Society, and the New World Order
84 min | News
Star: Michael Hoggard
The Newsroom (2012–2014)
The Blackout, Part 1: Tragedy Porn
TV-MA | 58 min | Drama
To salvage their ratings, the news team decides to lead with lurid criminal trial coverage at the expense of more worthy stories like the debt ceiling debate.
Frontline (1983– )
United States of Secrets (Part One): The Program
TV-PG | 114 min | Documentary
From PBS and Frontline: Last year Edward Snowden downloaded tens of thousands of top-secret documents from a highly secure government computer network. The revelations that followed touched... See full summary »
Frontline (1983– )
United States of Secrets (Part Two): Privacy Lost
TV-PG | 54 min | Documentary
From PBS and Frontline: In Part Two of United States of Secrets, FRONTLINE explores the role of Silicon Valley in the National Security Agency's dragnet. As big technology companies ... See full summary »