Movies like The Recruit 2003

A brilliant CIA trainee must prove his worth at the Farm, the agency's secret training grounds, where he learns to watch his back and trust no one.

If you already watched and love The Recruit, you will love these. Below is the list of movies similar to The Recruit.

1 Vantage Point 2008

The attempted assassination of the American president is told and re-told from several different perspectives.

Genres:

Drama, Action, Thriller, Crime

Director:

Pete Travis

Writer:

Barry L. Levy

Country:

United States of America
6.6

2 Body Of Lies 2008

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.

Genres:

Action, Drama, Thriller

Director:

Ridley Scott

Writers:

William Monahan (screenplay), David Ignatius (novel)

Countries:

United States of America, United Kingdom
7.1

3 Ocean's Twelve 2004

Danny Ocean reunites with his old flame and the rest of his merry band of thieves in carrying out three huge heists in Rome, Paris and Amsterdam – but a Europol agent is hot on their heels.

Genres:

Thriller, Crime

Director:

Steven Soderbergh

Writers:

George Nolfi, George Clayton Johnson (characters) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
6.5

4 Ocean's Thirteen 2007

Danny Ocean's team of criminals are back and composing a plan more personal than ever. When ruthless casino owner Willy Bank doublecrosses Reuben Tishkoff, causing a heart attack, Danny Ocean vows that he and his team will do anything to bring down Willy Bank along with everything he's got. Even if it means asking for help from an enemy.

Genres:

Crime, Thriller

Director:

Steven Soderbergh

Country:

United States of America
6.9

5 Enemy Of The State 1998

A hotshot Washington criminal lawyer becomes the target of a rogue security executive videotaped in the act of murdering a congressman when the incriminating tape is surreptitiously slipped into his shopping bag by the videographer, who is fleeing the executive's assassins.

Genres:

Action, Drama, Thriller

Director:

Tony Scott

Writer:

David Marconi

Country:

United States of America
7.3

6 Inside Man 2006

When an armed, masked gang enter a Manhattan bank, lock the doors and take hostages, the detective assigned to effect their release enters negotiations preoccupied with corruption charges he is facing.

Genres:

Crime, Drama, Thriller

Director:

Spike Lee

Writer:

Russell Gewirtz

Country:

United States of America
7.6

7 Firewall 2006

State-of-the-art security system creator, Jack Stanfield has cemented his reputation as a man who's thought of everything. But when a criminal finds a way into Jack's personal life, everything Jack holds dear is suddenly at stake.

Genre:

Thriller

Director:

Richard Loncraine

Writer:

Joe Forte

Countries:

United States of America, Australia
5.8

8 The International 2009

An interpol agent and an attorney are determined to bring one of the world's most powerful banks to justice. Uncovering money laundering, arms trading, and conspiracy to destabilize world governments, their investigation takes them from Berlin, Milan, New York and Istanbul. Finding themselves in a chase across the globe, their relentless tenacity puts their own lives at risk.

Genre:

Thriller

Director:

Tom Tykwer

Countries:

Germany, United Kingdom, United States of America
6.5

9 Lucky Number Slevin 2006

Slevin is mistakenly put in the middle of a personal war between the city’s biggest criminal bosses. Under constant watch, Slevin must try not to get killed by an infamous assassin and come up with an idea of how to get out of his current dilemma. A film with many twists and turns.

Genres:

Drama, Thriller, Crime, Mystery

Director:

Paul McGuigan

Writer:

Jason Smilovic

Countries:

Germany, United States of America
7.7

10 Phone Booth 2002

A slick New York publicist who picks up a ringing receiver in a phone booth is told that if he hangs up, he'll be killed... and the little red light from a laser rifle sight is proof that the caller isn't kidding.

Genres:

Thriller, Drama

Director:

Joel Schumacher

Writer:

Larry Cohen

Country:

United States of America
7

11 Next 2007

Las Vegas showroom magician Cris Johnson has a secret which torments him: he can see a few minutes into the future. Sick of the examinations he underwent as a child and the interest of the government and medical establishment in his power, he lies low under an assumed name in Vegas, performing cheap tricks and living off small-time gambling "winnings." But when a terrorist group threatens to detonate a nuclear device in Los Angeles, government agent Callie Ferris must use all her wiles to capture Cris and convince him to help her stop the cataclysm.

Genres:

Action, Science Fiction, Thriller

Director:

Lee Tamahori

Writers:

Gary Goldman (screenplay), Jonathan Hensleigh (screenplay) | 3 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.2

12 The Sum Of All Fears 2002

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 and advice on the situation. Then the unthinkable happens: a nuclear bomb explodes in a U.S. city, and America is quick to blame the Russians.

Genres:

Thriller, Action, Drama

Writers:

Tom Clancy (novel), Paul Attanasio (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
6.4

13 The Score 2001

A gayaging thief hopes to retire and live off his ill-gotten wealth when a young kid convinces him into doing one last heist.

Genres:

Action, Crime, Thriller, Mystery

Director:

Frank Oz

Writers:

Daniel E. Taylor (story), Kario Salem (story) | 3 more credits »

Countries:

Germany, United States of America
6.8

14 The Negotiator 1998

The police try to arrest expert hostage negotiator Danny Roman, who insists he's being framed for his partner's murder in what he believes is an elaborate conspiracy. Thinking there's evidence in the Internal Affairs offices that might clear him, he takes everyone in the office hostage and demands that another well-known negotiator be brought in to handle the situation and secretly investigate the conspiracy.

Genres:

Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Director:

F. Gary Gray

Countries:

Germany, United States of America
7.3

15 Collateral 2004

Cab driver Max picks up a man who offers him $600 to drive him around. But the promise of easy money sours when Max realizes his fare is an assassin.

Genres:

Drama, Crime, Thriller

Director:

Michael Mann

Writer:

Stuart Beattie

Country:

United States of America
7.5

16 Matchstick Men 2003

A phobic con artist and his protege are on the verge of pulling off a lucrative swindle when the con artist's teenage daughter arrives unexpectedly.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama, Crime, Thriller

Director:

Ridley Scott

Writers:

Eric Garcia (book), Nicholas Griffin (screenplay) (as Nick Griffin) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7.3

17 Spy Game 2001

On the day of his retirement, a veteran CIA agent learns that his former protégé has been arrested in China, is sentenced to die the next morning in Beijing, and that the CIA is considering letting that happen to avoid an international scandal.

Genres:

Action, Crime, Thriller

Director:

Tony Scott

Writers:

Michael Frost Beckner (story), Michael Frost Beckner (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America
7.1

18 Swordfish 2001

Rogue agent Gabriel Shear is determined to get his mitts on $9 billion stashed in a secret Drug Enforcement Administration account. He wants the cash to fight terrorism, but lacks the computer skills necessary to hack into the government mainframe. Enter Stanley Jobson, a n'er-do-well encryption expert who can log into anything.

Genres:

Action, Crime, Thriller

Director:

Dominic Sena

Writer:

Skip Woods

Countries:

Australia, United States of America
6.5

19 Paycheck 2003

Michael Jennings is a genius who's hired – and paid handsomely – by high-tech firms to work on highly sensitive projects, after which his short-term memory is erased so he's incapable of breaching security. But at the end of a three-year job, he's told he isn't getting a paycheck and instead receives a mysterious envelope. In it are clues he must piece together to find out why he wasn't paid – and why he's now in hot water.

Genres:

Action, Adventure, Mystery, Science Fiction, Thriller

Director:

John Woo

Writers:

Philip K. Dick (short story), Dean Georgaris (screenplay)

Countries:

Canada, United States of America
6.3

20 Minority Report 2002

John Anderton is a top 'Precrime' cop in the late-21st century, when technology can predict crimes before they're committed. But Anderton becomes the quarry when another investigator targets him for a murder charge.

Genres:

Action, Thriller, Science Fiction, Mystery

Director:

Steven Spielberg

Writers:

Philip K. Dick (short story), Scott Frank (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7.6

21 16 Blocks 2006

An aging cop is assigned the ordinary task of escorting a fast-talking witness from police custody to a courthouse, but they find themselves running the gauntlet as other forces try to prevent them from getting there.

Genres:

Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller

Director:

Richard Donner

Writer:

Richard Wenk

Countries:

United States of America, Germany
6.6

22 State Of Play 2009

Handsome, unflappable U.S. Congressman Stephen Collins is the future of his political party: an honorable appointee who serves as the chairman of a committee overseeing defense spending. All eyes are upon the rising star to be his party's contender for the upcoming presidential race. Until his research assistant/mistress is brutally murdered and buried secrets come tumbling out.

Genres:

Thriller, Drama

Director:

Kevin Macdonald

Writers:

Matthew Michael Carnahan (screenplay), Tony Gilroy (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

Countries:

France, United Kingdom, United States of America
7.1

23 The Italian Job 2003

Charlie Croker pulled off the crime of a lifetime. The one thing that he didn't plan on was being double-crossed. Along with a drop-dead gorgeous safecracker, Croker and his team take off to re-steal the loot and end up in a pulse-pounding, pedal-to-the-metal chase that careens up, down, above and below the streets of Los Angeles.

Genres:

Action, Crime

Director:

F. Gary Gray

Writers:

Troy Kennedy-Martin, Donna Powers (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America
7

24 The Bank Job 2008

Terry is a small-time car dealer trying to leave his shady past behind and start a family. Martine is a beautiful model from Terry's old neighbourhood who knows that Terry is no angel. When Martine proposes a foolproof plan to rob a bank, Terry recognises the danger but realises this may be the opportunity of a lifetime. As the resourceful band of thieves burrows its way into a safe-deposit vault at a Lloyds Bank, they quickly realise that, besides millions in riches, the boxes also contain secrets that implicate everyone from London's most notorious underworld gangsters to powerful government figures, and even the Royal Family. Although the heist makes headlines throughout Britain for several days, a government gag order eventually brings all reporting of the case to an immediate halt.

Genres:

Thriller, Crime, Drama

Director:

Roger Donaldson

Countries:

Australia, United Kingdom, United States of America
7.2