Top 100 Political Thrillers

by jzerenidis | created - 24 Dec 2016 | updated - 10 hours ago | Public

Best political dramas – political thrillers and others genres (comedies, war, crime, mystery, conspiracy theories, espionage / spy thrillers, science fiction, post-apocalyptic, dystopian fiction e.t.c.) with political background or sub-plot.

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1. The Bourne Identity (2002)

PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller

68 Metascore

A man is picked up by a fishing boat, bullet-riddled and suffering from amnesia, before racing to elude assassins and attempting to regain his memory.

Director: Doug Liman | Stars: Franka Potente, Matt Damon, Chris Cooper, Clive Owen

Votes: 487,315 | Gross: $121.66M

The Bourne Identity (2002) ---------- Tags: Drama – Action – Mystery – Thriller – Conspiracy Thriller – Espionage Thriller – Political Thriller – Paranoid Thriller – Cat-Mouse Theory – T o p – Re-Watchable – F a v e – U.S.A. ★★★★★★★★★★ (10/10)

2. The Lives of Others (2006)

R | 137 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

89 Metascore

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.

Director: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck | Stars: Ulrich Mühe, Martina Gedeck, Sebastian Koch, Ulrich Tukur

Votes: 337,077 | Gross: $11.29M

The Lives of Others (Das Leben der Anderen) (2006) ---------- Tags: Drama – Mystery – Thriller – Political Drama – Political Thriller – Espionage Thriller – T o p – Best 00's – F a v e – Foreign Language – European – Germany – 1001 Must See Movies ★★★★★★★★★ (9/10)

3. The Conversation (1974)

PG | 113 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

85 Metascore

A paranoid, secretive surveillance expert has a crisis of conscience when he suspects that a couple, on whom he is spying, will be murdered.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Gene Hackman, John Cazale, Allen Garfield, Frederic Forrest

Votes: 90,725 | Gross: $4.42M

The Conversation (1974) ---------- Tagline: I'm not following you, I'm looking for you. There's a big difference. ---------- Tags: Drama – Crime – Mystery – Thriller – Conspiracy Thriller – Political Drama – Political Thriller – Espionage Thriller – Paranoid Thriller – Antisocial Personality Disorder (ASPD) – Paranoia – Paranoid Personality Disorder (PPD) – Surveillance – Moral Dilemmas – T o p – Best 70's – F a v e – U.S.A. – 1001 Must See Movies ---------- ★★★★★★★★★ (9/10)

4. The Bourne Supremacy (2004)

PG-13 | 108 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller

73 Metascore

When Jason Bourne is framed for a CIA operation gone awry, he is forced to resume his former life as a trained assassin to survive.

Director: Paul Greengrass | Stars: Matt Damon, Franka Potente, Joan Allen, Brian Cox

Votes: 417,585 | Gross: $176.24M

The Bourne Supremacy (2004) ---------- Tags: Drama – Action – Adventure – Mystery – Thriller – Conspiracy Thriller – Espionage Thriller – Political Thriller – Revenge Triller – Paranoid Thriller – Cat-Mouse Theory – Best 00's – T o p – Re-Watchable – F a v e – Novel I Read – U.S.A. ★★★★★★★★★ (9/10)

5. The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)

PG-13 | 115 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller

85 Metascore

Jason Bourne dodges a ruthless C.I.A. official and his Agents from a new assassination program while searching for the origins of his life as a trained killer.

Director: Paul Greengrass | Stars: Matt Damon, Edgar Ramírez, Joan Allen, Julia Stiles

Votes: 588,810 | Gross: $227.47M

The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) ---------- Tags: Drama – Action – Adventure – Mystery – Thriller – Conspiracy Thriller – Espionage Thriller – Political Thriller – Paranoid Thriller – Cat-Mouse Theory – Best 00's – T o p – Re-Watchable – F a v e – U.S.A. – 1001 Must See Movies ★★★★★★★★★ (9/10)

6. Enemy of the State (1998)

R | 132 min | Action, Thriller

67 Metascore

A lawyer becomes targeted by a corrupt politician and his N.S.A. goons when he accidentally receives key evidence to a politically motivated crime.

Director: Tony Scott | Stars: Will Smith, Gene Hackman, Jon Voight, Lisa Bonet

Votes: 219,294 | Gross: $111.55M

Enemy of The State (1998) ---------- Tags: Drama – Action - Thriller – Conspiracy Thriller – Political Thriller – Paranoid Thriller – Cat-Mouse Theory – Best 90's – Re-Watchable – F a v e – U.S.A. ★★★★★★★★ (8/10)

7. Mission: Impossible (1996)

PG-13 | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

59 Metascore

An American agent, under false suspicion of disloyalty, must discover and expose the real spy without the help of his organization.

Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Tom Cruise, Jon Voight, Emmanuelle Béart, Henry Czerny

Votes: 369,979 | Gross: $180.98M

Mission: Impossible (1996) ---------- Tags: Action - Adventure – Thriller – Conspiracy Thriller – Espionage Thriller – Political Thriller – Cat-Mouse Theory – Best 90's – Re-Watchable – F a v e – U.S.A. ★★★★★★★★ (8/10)

8. Sicario (2015)

R | 121 min | Action, Crime, Drama

82 Metascore

An idealistic FBI agent is enlisted by a government task force to aid in the escalating war against drugs at the border area between the U.S. and Mexico.

Director: Denis Villeneuve | Stars: Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin, Benicio Del Toro, Jon Bernthal

Votes: 345,748 | Gross: $46.89M

Sicario (2015) ---------- Tags: Crime – Action – Thriller – Political Thriller – Best 10's – F a v e – Re-Watchable – U.S.A. ★★★★★★★★ (8/10)

9. Children of Men (2006)

R | 109 min | Drama, Thriller

84 Metascore

In 2027, in a chaotic world in which women have become somehow infertile, a former activist agrees to help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea.

Director: Alfonso Cuarón | Stars: Julianne Moore, Clive Owen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Caine

Votes: 441,561 | Gross: $35.55M

Children of Men (2006) ---------- Tags: Science Fiction – Drama – Action – Thriller – Political Thriller – Survival Thriller – Dystopian Fiction – Post-Apocalyptic – Best 00's – F a v e – Re-Watchable – European – U.K. – 1001 Must See Movies ★★★★★★★★ (8/10)

10. Traffic (2000)

R | 147 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

86 Metascore

A conservative judge is appointed by the President to spearhead America's escalating war against drugs, only to discover that his teenage daughter is a crack addict. Two DEA agents protect an informant. A jailed drug baron's wife attempts to carry on the family business.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Michael Douglas, Benicio Del Toro, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Jacob Vargas

Votes: 189,624 | Gross: $124.12M

Traffic (2000) ---------- Tags: Drama – Crime – Thriller – Political Drama – Political Thriller – Best 00's – Re-Watchable – U.S.A. – 1001 Must See Movies ★★★★★★★★ (8/10)

11. Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018)

R | 122 min | Action, Crime, Drama

61 Metascore

The drug war on the U.S.-Mexico border has escalated as the cartels have begun trafficking terrorists across the US border. To fight the war, federal agent Matt Graver re-teams with the mercurial Alejandro.

Director: Stefano Sollima | Stars: Benicio Del Toro, Josh Brolin, Isabela Merced, Jeffrey Donovan

Votes: 109,758 | Gross: $50.07M

Sicario (2018) ---------- Tags: Drama – Crime – Action – Thriller – Political Thriller – Re-Watchable – F a v e – U.S.A. ★★★★★★★★ (8/10)

12. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)

R | 122 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

85 Metascore

In the bleak days of the Cold War, espionage veteran George Smiley (Gary Oldman) is forced from semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet Agent within MI6.

Director: Tomas Alfredson | Stars: Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Tom Hardy, Mark Strong

Votes: 179,117 | Gross: $24.15M

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011) ---------- Tags: Drama – Mystery – Thriller – Conspiracy Thriller – Political Drama – Espionage Thriller – Best 10's – Re-Watchable – F a v e – European – U.K. – 1001 Must See Movies ★★★★★★★★ (8/10)

13. Downfall (2004)

R | 156 min | Biography, Drama, History

82 Metascore

Traudl Junge, the final secretary for Adolf Hitler, tells of the Nazi dictator's final days in his Berlin bunker at the end of WWII.

Director: Oliver Hirschbiegel | Stars: Bruno Ganz, Alexandra Maria Lara, Ulrich Matthes, Juliane Köhler

Votes: 315,684 | Gross: $5.51M

Downfall (Der Untergang) (2004) ---------- Tags: Drama – War – History – WWII – Political Drama – Best 00's – Foreign Language – European – Germany – 1001 Must See Movies ★★★★★★★★ (8/10)

14. Zero Dark Thirty (2012)

R | 157 min | Drama, Thriller

95 Metascore

A chronicle of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after the September 2001 attacks, and his death at the hands of the Navy S.E.A.L.s Team 6 in May 2011.

Director: Kathryn Bigelow | Stars: Jessica Chastain, Joel Edgerton, Chris Pratt, Mark Strong

Votes: 259,134 | Gross: $95.72M

Zero Dark Thirty (2012) ---------- Tags: Drama – History – Thriller – Political Thriller – Docudrama – U.S.A. ★★★★★★★★ (8/10)

15. The Dead Zone (1983)

R | 103 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

69 Metascore

A man awakens from a coma to discover he has a psychic ability.

Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: Christopher Walken, Brooke Adams, Tom Skerritt, Herbert Lom

Votes: 57,092 | Gross: $20.77M

The Dead Zone (1983) ---------- Tags: Drama – Horror – Thriller – Political Thriller – Psychological Horror – Psychological Thriller – Best 80's – Re-Watchable – F a v e – U.S.A. ★★★★★★★★ (8/10)

16. Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018)

PG-13 | 147 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

86 Metascore

Ethan Hunt and his IMF team, along with some familiar allies, race against time after a mission gone wrong.

Director: Christopher McQuarrie | Stars: Tom Cruise, Henry Cavill, Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg

Votes: 262,122 | Gross: $220.16M

Mission:Impossible - Fallout (2018) ---------- Tags: Action - Adventure – Thriller – Espionage Thriller – Political Thriller – Re-Watchable – F a v e – U.S.A. ★★★★★★★★ (8/10)

17. Notorious (1946)

Not Rated | 102 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Romance

100 Metascore

A woman is asked to spy on a group of Nazi friends in South America. How far will she have to go to ingratiate herself with them?

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, Claude Rains, Louis Calhern

Votes: 87,615 | Gross: $10.46M

Notorious (1946) ---------- Tags: Classic – Drama – Romance – Thriller – Political Thriller – Espionage Thriller – Film-noir – Best 40's – Re-Watchable – U.S.A. – 1001 Must See Movies ★★★★★★★★ (8/10)

18. In the Loop (2009)

Not Rated | 106 min | Comedy

83 Metascore

A political satire about a group of skeptical American and British operatives attempting to prevent a war between two countries.

Director: Armando Iannucci | Stars: Tom Hollander, Peter Capaldi, James Gandolfini, Harry Hadden-Paton

Votes: 52,454 | Gross: $2.38M

In The Loop (2009) ---------- Tags: Comedy – Black Comedy – Satirical Fiction – Political Comedy – indie – F a v e – Re-Watchable – Best 00's – European – U.K.– 1001 Must See Movies ★★★★★★★★ (8/10)

19. '71 (2014)

R | 99 min | Action, Crime, Drama

83 Metascore

In 1971, a young and disorientated British soldier is accidentally abandoned by his unit following a riot on the deadly streets of Belfast.

Director: Yann Demange | Stars: Jack O'Connell, Sam Reid, Sean Harris, Paul Popplewell

Votes: 47,736 | Gross: $1.27M

'71 (2014) ---------- Tags: Drama – War – Action – Thriller – Conspiracy Thriller – Political Thriller – Survival Thriller – Cat-Mouse Theory – Indie – Best 10's – F a v e – Re-Watchable – European – U.K. ★★★★★★★★ (8/10)

20. V for Vendetta (2005)

R | 132 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

62 Metascore

In a future British tyranny, a shadowy freedom fighter, known only by the alias of "V", plots to overthrow it with the help of a young woman.

Director: James McTeigue | Stars: Hugo Weaving, Natalie Portman, Rupert Graves, Stephen Rea

Votes: 981,672 | Gross: $70.51M

V For Vendetta (2005) ---------- Tags: Comics – Action – Fantasy – Thriller – Conspiracy Thriller – Political Thriller – Dystopian Fiction – U.S.A. ★★★★★★★★ (8/10)

21. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

PG | 95 min | Comedy

97 Metascore

An insane general triggers a path to nuclear holocaust that a War Room full of politicians and generals frantically tries to stop.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden, Keenan Wynn

Votes: 428,837 | Gross: $0.28M

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love The Bomb (1964) ---------- Tags: Drama – War – Comedy – Black Comedy – Political Comedy – Satirical Fiction – Nihilism – Cult – Best 60's – U.S.A. – 1001 Must See Movies ★★★★★★★★ (8/10)

22. The Big Short (2015)

R | 130 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

81 Metascore

In 2006-2007 a group of investors bet against the US mortgage market. In their research they discover how flawed and corrupt the market is.

Director: Adam McKay | Stars: Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt

Votes: 329,740 | Gross: $70.26M

The Big Short (2015) ---------- Tags: Drama – Comedy – Dramedy – Black Comedy – Political Comedy – True Story – Best 10's – U.S.A. – 1001 Must See Movies ★★★★★★★★ (8/10)

23. The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)

PG | 120 min | Drama, Thriller

78 Metascore

An American physician and his wife take matters into their own hands after assassins planning to execute a foreign Prime Minister kidnap their son.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: James Stewart, Doris Day, Brenda de Banzie, Bernard Miles

Votes: 53,987 | Gross: $10.25M

The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) ---------- Tags: Classic – Crime – Mystery – Thriller – Political Thriller – F a v e – U.S.A. – 1001 Must See Movies ★★★★★★★ (7/10)

24. Three Days of the Condor (1975)

R | 117 min | Mystery, Thriller

63 Metascore

A bookish CIA researcher finds all his co-workers dead, and must outwit those responsible until he figures out who he can really trust.

Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Robert Redford, Faye Dunaway, Cliff Robertson, Max von Sydow

Votes: 44,612 | Gross: $41.51M

Three Days of The Condor (1975) ---------- Tags: Drama – Mystery – Thriller – Political Thriller – Conspiracy Thriller – Paranoid Thriller – Cat-Mouse Theory – F a v e – Re-Watchable – U.S.A. ★★★★★★★ (7/10)

25. The Insider (1999)

R | 157 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

84 Metascore

A research chemist comes under personal and professional attack when he decides to appear in a 60 Minutes (1968) exposé on Big Tobacco.

Director: Michael Mann | Stars: Russell Crowe, Al Pacino, Christopher Plummer, Diane Venora

Votes: 153,518 | Gross: $28.97M

The Insider (1999) ---------- Tags: Drama – Thriller – Conspiracy Thriller – Political Drama – True Story – Docudrama – U.S.A. ★★★★★★★ (7/10)

26. Michael Clayton (2007)

R | 119 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

82 Metascore

A law firm brings in its "fixer" to remedy the situation after a lawyer has a breakdown while representing a chemical company that he knows is guilty in a multibillion-dollar class action suit.

Director: Tony Gilroy | Stars: George Clooney, Tilda Swinton, Tom Wilkinson, Michael O'Keefe

Votes: 151,343 | Gross: $49.03M

Michael Clayton (2007) ---------- Tags: Drama – Mystery – Thriller – Political Drama – Conspiracy Thriller – Paranoid Thriller – Re-Watchable – U.S.A. ★★★★★★★★ (7/10)

27. The Ides of March (2011)

R | 101 min | Drama, Thriller

67 Metascore

An idealistic staffer for a new presidential candidate gets a crash course on dirty politics during his stint on the campaign trail.

Director: George Clooney | Stars: Paul Giamatti, George Clooney, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ryan Gosling

Votes: 210,151 | Gross: $40.96M

The Ides of March (2011) ---------- Tags: Drama – Political Drama – Re-Watchable – U.S.A. ★★★★★★★ (7/10)

28. Contagion (2011)

PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

70 Metascore

Healthcare professionals, government officials and everyday people find themselves in the midst of a worldwide epidemic as the CDC works to find a cure.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow

Votes: 211,004 | Gross: $75.66M

Contagion (2011) ---------- Tags: Science Fiction – Drama – Thriller – Political Thriller – Political Drama – Post Apocalyptic – Disaster Movie – U.S.A. ★★★★★★★ (7/10)

29. Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011)

PG-13 | 132 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

73 Metascore

The IMF is shut down when it's implicated in the bombing of the Kremlin, causing Ethan Hunt and his new team to go rogue to clear their organization's name.

Director: Brad Bird | Stars: Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Paula Patton

Votes: 439,804 | Gross: $209.40M

Mission:Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011) ---------- Tags: Action – Adventure - Thriller – Political Thriller – Conspiracy Thriller – Espionage Thriller – F a v e – Re-Watchable – U.S.A. ★★★★★★★ (7/10)

30. Conspiracy (2001 TV Movie)

R | 96 min | Biography, Drama, History

At the Wannsee Conference on January 20, 1942, senior Nazi officials meet to determine the manner in which the so-called "Final Solution to the Jewish Question" can be best implemented.

Director: Frank Pierson | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Clare Bullus, Stanley Tucci, Simon Markey

Votes: 17,500

Conspiracy (2001) ---------- Tags: Drama – War – History – WWII – Political Drama – True Story – TV-Movie – Re-Watchable – F a v e – European – U.K. ★★★★★★★ (7/10)

31. United 93 (2006)

R | 111 min | Drama, History, Thriller

90 Metascore

A real-time account of the events on United Flight 93, one of the planes hijacked on September 11th, 2001 that crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania when passengers foiled the terrorist plot.

Director: Paul Greengrass | Stars: David Alan Basche, Olivia Thirlby, Liza Colón-Zayas, J.J. Johnson

Votes: 94,973 | Gross: $31.57M

United 93 (2006) ---------- Tags: Drama – Action – Crime – Thriller – History – Political Thriller – Docudrama – True Story – Re-Watchable – U.S.A. – 1001 Must See Movies ★★★★★★★ (7/10)

32. Page Eight (2011 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 99 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Johnny Worricker (Bill Nighy) is a long-serving MI5 officer. His boss and best friend Benedict Baron (Sir Michael Gambon) dies suddenly, leaving behind him an inexplicable file, threatening... See full summary »

Director: David Hare | Stars: Bill Nighy, Rachel Weisz, Tom Hughes, Michael Gambon

Votes: 13,677

Page Eight (2011) ---------- Tags: Drama – Mystery – Thriller – Conspiracy Thriller – Political Thriller – Espionage Thriller – TV Movie – F a v e – Re-Watchable – European – U.K. ★★★★★★★★ (7/10)

33. JFK (1991)

R | 189 min | Drama, History, Thriller

72 Metascore

New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison discovers there's more to the Kennedy assassination than the official story.

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman, Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau

Votes: 134,715 | Gross: $70.41M

JFK (1991) ---------- Tags: Drama – History – Thriller – Docudrama – Political Drama – Political Thriller – Conspiracy Thriller – Paranoid Thriller – Courtroom Drama – Best 90's – U.S.A. – 1001 Must See Movies ★★★★★★★ (7/10)

34. All the President's Men (1976)

PG | 138 min | Biography, Drama, History

80 Metascore

"The Washington Post" reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein uncover the details of the Watergate scandal that leads to President Richard Nixon's resignation.

Director: Alan J. Pakula | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford, Jack Warden, Martin Balsam

Votes: 96,320 | Gross: $70.60M

All The President's Men (1976) ---------- Tags: Drama – History – Thriller – Docudrama – Political Drama – Conspiracy Thriller – Paranoid Thriller – True Story – Best 70's – U.S.A. – 1001 Must See Movies ★★★★★★★ (7/10)

35. The Baader Meinhof Complex (2008)

R | 150 min | Action, Biography, Crime

76 Metascore

A look at Germany's terrorist group, The Red Army Faction (RAF), which organized bombings, robberies, kidnappings and assassinations in the late 1960s and '70s.

Director: Uli Edel | Stars: Martina Gedeck, Moritz Bleibtreu, Johanna Wokalek, Bruno Ganz

Votes: 34,286 | Gross: $0.48M

The Baader Meinhof Complex (Der Baader Meinhof Komplex) (2008) ---------- Tags: Drama – Action – Crime – History – Thriller – Political Drama – Political Thriller – Foreign Language – European – Germany ★★★★★★★ (7/10)

36. The Day of the Jackal (1973)

PG | 143 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

80 Metascore

A professional assassin codenamed "Jackal" plots to kill Charles de Gaulle, the President of France.

Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Edward Fox, Terence Alexander, Michel Auclair, Alan Badel

Votes: 35,457 | Gross: $16.06M

The Day of The Jackal (1973) ---------- Tags: Action – Crime – Thriller – Political Thriller – Cat-Mouse Theory – Best 70's – European – U.K. ★★★★★★★ (7/10)

37. Mississippi Burning (1988)

R | 128 min | Crime, Drama, History

65 Metascore

Two F.B.I. Agents with wildly different styles arrive in Mississippi to investigate the disappearance of some civil rights activists.

Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Gene Hackman, Willem Dafoe, Frances McDormand, Brad Dourif

Votes: 82,203 | Gross: $34.60M

Mississippi Burning (1988) ---------- Tags: Drama – Crime – History – Political Drama – Best 80's – U.S.A. ★★★★★★★ (7/10)

38. The Battle of Algiers (1966)

Not Rated | 121 min | Drama, War

96 Metascore

In the 1950s, fear and violence escalate as the people of Algiers fight for independence from the French government.

Director: Gillo Pontecorvo | Stars: Brahim Hadjadj, Jean Martin, Yacef Saadi, Samia Kerbash

Votes: 49,160 | Gross: $0.06M

The Battle of Algiers (La Battaglia di Algeri) (1966) ---------- Tags: Drama – War – History – Political Drama – Foreign Language – European – Italy – 1001 Must See Movies ★★★★★★★ (7/10)

39. Omar (2013)

Not Rated | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

75 Metascore

A young Palestinian freedom fighter agrees to work as an informant after he's tricked into an admission of guilt by association in the wake of an Israeli soldier's killing.

Director: Hany Abu-Assad | Stars: Adam Bakri, Leem Lubany, Eyad Hourani, Samer Bisharat

Votes: 12,525 | Gross: $0.36M

Omar (2013) ---------- Tags: Drama – Romance – Thriller – Political Thriller – Indie – Foreign Language – Asian – Palestine ★★★★★★★★ (7/10)

40. Munich (2005)

R | 164 min | Action, Drama, History

74 Metascore

Based on the true story of the Black September aftermath, about the five men chosen to eliminate the ones responsible for that fateful day.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Eric Bana, Daniel Craig, Marie-Josée Croze, Ciarán Hinds

Votes: 203,350 | Gross: $47.40M

Munich (2005) ---------- Tags: Drama – Crime - Action - History – Thriller – True Story – Political Drama – Political Thriller – Revenge Thriller – U.S.A. ★★★★★★★ (7/10)

41. Bridge of Spies (2015)

PG-13 | 142 min | Drama, History, Thriller

81 Metascore

During the Cold War, an American lawyer is recruited to defend an arrested Soviet spy in court, and then help the CIA facilitate an exchange of the spy for the Soviet captured American U2 spy plane pilot, Francis Gary Powers.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Alan Alda, Amy Ryan

Votes: 272,588 | Gross: $72.31M

Bridge of Spies (2015) ---------- Tags: Drama – Thriller – Political Drama – Espionage Thriller – Courtroom Drama – Cold War – True Story – U.S.A. – 1001 Must See Movies ★★★★★★★ (7/10)

42. The Hunt for Red October (1990)

PG | 135 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

58 Metascore

In November 1984, the Soviet Union's best submarine Captain in their newest sub violates orders and heads for the U.S. Is he trying to defect or to start a war?

Director: John McTiernan | Stars: Sean Connery, Alec Baldwin, Scott Glenn, Sam Neill

Votes: 169,585 | Gross: $122.01M

The Hunt For Red October (1990) ---------- Tags: War – Action – Adventure – Thriller – Cold War – Political Thriller – Cat-Mouse Theory – Re-Watchable – U.S.A. ★★★★★★★ (7/10)

43. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

PG-13 | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

70 Metascore

As Steve Rogers struggles to embrace his role in the modern world, he teams up with a fellow Avenger and S.H.I.E.L.D agent, Black Widow, to battle a new threat from history: an assassin known as the Winter Soldier.

Directors: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo | Stars: Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Robert Redford

Votes: 698,313 | Gross: $259.77M

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) ---------- Tags: Comics – Science Fiction – Action – Adventure – Thriller – Political Thriller – F a v e – Re-Watchable – U.S.A. ★★★★★★★ (7/10)

44. Green Zone (2010)

R | 115 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

63 Metascore

Discovering covert and faulty intelligence causes a U.S. Army officer to go rogue as he hunts for Weapons of Mass Destruction in an unstable region.

Director: Paul Greengrass