Movies like The Sentinel 2006

A secret service agent is framed as the mole in an assassination attempt on the president. He must clear his name and foil another assassination attempt while on the run from a relentless FBI agent.

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

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 The Kingdom 2007

A team of U.S. government agents is sent to investigate the bombing of an American facility in the Middle East.

Genres:

Thriller, Action, Drama

Director:

Peter Berg

Countries:

Germany, United States of America
7

3 Hostage 2005

When a mafia accountant is taken hostage on his beat, a police officer – wracked by guilt from a prior stint as a negotiator – must negotiate the standoff, even as his own family is held captive by the mob.

Genres:

Mystery, Drama, Thriller, Crime

Director:

Florent-Emilio Siri (as Florent Siri)

Writers:

Robert Crais (novel), Doug Richardson (screenplay)

Countries:

Germany, United States of America
6.6

4 Traitor 2008

When straight arrow FBI agent Roy Clayton heads up the investigation into a dangerous international conspiracy, all clues seem to lead back to former U.S. Special Operations officer, Samir Horn.

Genres:

Drama, Action, Thriller, Crime

Director:

Jeffrey Nachmanoff

Writers:

Jeffrey Nachmanoff (screenplay), Steve Martin (story) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7

5 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

6 The Take 2016

After he's shot during a heist in East L.A., an armored truck driver wrestles with rehabilitation and tracking down the man who committed the crime.

Genres:

Action, Thriller, Drama, Mystery

Director:

Brad Furman

Writers:

Jonas Pate, Josh Pate (as Joshua Pate)
5.8

7 Air Force One 1997

Russian terrorists conspire to hijack the aircraft with the president and his family on board. The commander in chief finds himself facing an impossible predicament: give in to the terrorists and sacrifice his family, or risk everything to uphold his principles - and the integrity of the nation.

Genres:

Action, Thriller

Director:

Wolfgang Petersen

Countries:

Germany, United States of America
6.5

8 Changing Lanes 2002

A rush-hour fender-bender on New York City's crowded FDR Drive, under most circumstances, wouldn't set off a chain reaction that could decimate two people's lives. But on this day, at this time, a minor collision will turn two complete strangers into vicious adversaries. Their means of destroying each other might be different, but their goals, ultimately, will be the same: Each will systematically try to dismantle the other's life in a reckless effort to reclaim something he has lost.

Genres:

Crime, Thriller

Director:

Roger Michell

Writers:

Chap Taylor (story), Chap Taylor (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
6.4

9 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

10 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

11 The Manchurian Candidate 2004

Years after his squad was ambushed during the Gulf War, Major Ben Marco finds himself having terrible nightmares. He begins to doubt that his fellow squad-mate Sergeant Raymond Shaw, now a vice-presidential candidate, is the hero he remembers him being. As Marco's doubts deepen, Shaw's political power grows, and, when Marco finds a mysterious implant embedded in his back, the memory of what really happened begins to return.

Genres:

Drama, Thriller, Mystery

Director:

Jonathan Demme

Writers:

Richard Condon (novel), George Axelrod | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.6

12 Basic 2003

A DEA agent investigates the disappearance of a legendary Army ranger drill sergeant and several of his cadets during a training exercise gone severely awry.

Genres:

Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Crime

Director:

John McTiernan

Countries:

Germany, United States of America
6.5

13 Breach 2007

Eric O'Neill, a computer specialist who wants to be made an agent is assigned to clerk for Robert Hanssen, a senior agent with 25 years in the FBI, and to write down everything Hanssen does. O'Neill's told it's an investigation of Hanssen's sexual habits, however Hanssen is really suspected of spying for the Soviet Union and Russia for years and being responsible for the deaths of agents working for the United States.

Genres:

Drama, Thriller, Crime, History

Director:

Billy Ray

Writers:

Adam Mazer (screenplay), William L. Rotko (screenplay) (as William Rotko) | 3 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
7

14 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

15 Assault On Precinct 13 2005

On New Year's Eve, inside a police station that's about to be closed for good, officer Jake Roenick must cobble together a force made up cops and criminals to save themselves from a mob looking to kill mobster Marion Bishop.

Genre:

Thriller

Writers:

John Carpenter (earlier film), James DeMonaco (screenplay)

Countries:

United States of America, France
6.3

16 Poseidon 2006

A packed cruise ship traveling the Atlantic is hit and overturned by a massive wave, compelling the passengers to begin a dramatic fight for their lives.

Genres:

Adventure, Action, Drama, Thriller

Director:

Wolfgang Petersen

Writers:

Mark Protosevich (screenplay), Paul Gallico (novel)

Country:

United States of America
5.6

17 Fair Game 2010

Wife and mother Valerie Plame (Naomi Watts) has a double life as a CIA operative, hiding her vocation from family and friends. Her husband, Joseph Wilson (Sean Penn), writes a controversial article in The New York Times, refuting stories about the sale of enriched uranium to Iraq, Then Valerie's secret work and identity is leaked to the press. With her cover blown and other people endangered, Valerie's career and personal life begin to unravel.

Genres:

Drama, Thriller

Director:

Doug Liman

Writers:

Jez Butterworth (screenplay), John-Henry Butterworth (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

Countries:

United States of America, United Arab Emirates
6.8

18 Rendition 2007

When an Egyptian terrorism suspect "disappears" on a flight from Africa to Washington DC, his American wife and a CIA analyst find themselves caught up in a struggle to secure his release from a secret detention facility somewhere outside the US.

Genres:

Drama, Thriller

Director:

Gavin Hood

Writer:

Kelley Sane

Country:

United States of America
6.8

19 Nothing But The Truth 2008

When reporter Rachel Armstrong writes a story that reveals the identity of a covert CIA operative, the government demands that Rachel reveal her source. She defies the special prosecutor and is thrown in jail. Meanwhile, her attorney, Albert Burnside argues her case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Genres:

Drama, Thriller

Director:

Rod Lurie

Writer:

Rod Lurie

Country:

United States of America
7.2

20 The Good Shepherd 2006

Edward Wilson, the only witness to his father's suicide and member of the Skull and Bones Society while a student at Yale, is a morally upright young man who values honor and discretion, qualities that help him to be recruited for a career in the newly founded OSS. His dedication to his work does not come without a price though, leading him to sacrifice his ideals and eventually his family.

Genres:

Drama, Thriller, History

Director:

Robert De Niro

Writer:

Eric Roth

Country:

United States of America
6.7

21 Lions For Lambs 2007

Three stories told simultaneously in ninety minutes of real time: a Republican Senator who's a presidential hopeful gives an hour-long interview to a skeptical television reporter, detailing a strategy for victory in Afghanistan; two special forces ambushed on an Afghani ridge await rescue as Taliban forces close in; a poli-sci professor at a California college invites a student to re-engage.

Genres:

Action, Adventure, Drama, History

Director:

Robert Redford

Country:

United States of America
6.2

22 The Brave One 2007

A woman struggles to recover from a brutal attack by setting out on a mission for revenge.

Genres:

Crime, Drama, Thriller

Director:

Neil Jordan

Writers:

Roderick Taylor (screenplay), Bruce A. Taylor (screenplay) | 3 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.7

23 Cellular 2004

A young man receives an emergency phone call on his cell phone from an older woman. She claims to have been kidnapped – and the kidnappers have targeted her husband and child next.

Genre:

Thriller

Director:

David R. Ellis

Writers:

Larry Cohen (story), Chris Morgan (screenplay)

Countries:

Germany, United States of America
6.5

24 Good Night, And Good Luck. 2005

The story of journalist Edward R. Murrow's stand against Senator Joseph McCarthy's anti-communist witch-hunts in the early 1950s.

Genres:

Drama, History

Director:

George Clooney

Countries:

France, Japan, United Kingdom, United States of America
7.4