Movies like 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.

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

1 Unstoppable 2010

A runaway train, transporting deadly, toxic chemicals, is barreling down on Stanton, Pennsylvania, and proves to be unstoppable until a veteran engineer and young conductor risk their lives to try and stop it with a switch engine.

Genres:

Action, Thriller

Director:

Tony Scott

Writer:

Mark Bomback

Country:

United States of America
6.8

2 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

3 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

4 Green Zone 2010

During the U.S.-led occupation of Baghdad in 2003, Chief Warrant Officer Roy Miller and his team of Army inspectors are dispatched to find weapons of mass destruction believed to be stockpiled in the Iraqi desert. Rocketing from one booby-trapped and treacherous site to the next, the men search for deadly chemical agents but stumble instead upon an elaborate cover-up that threatens to invert the purpose of their mission.

Genres:

War, Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller

Director:

Paul Greengrass

Countries:

Spain, United Kingdom, United States of America, France
6.8

5 Man On Fire 2004

Jaded ex-CIA operative John Creasy reluctantly accepts a job as the bodyguard for a 10-year-old girl in Mexico City. They clash at first, but eventually bond, and when she's kidnapped he's consumed by fury and will stop at nothing to save her life.

Genres:

Action, Drama, Thriller

Director:

Tony Scott

Writers:

A.J. Quinnell (novel), Brian Helgeland (screenplay)

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America
7.7

6 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

7 The Last Castle 2001

A Court Martialed general rallies together 1200 inmates to rise against the system that put him away.

Genres:

Action, Drama, Thriller

Director:

Rod Lurie

Writers:

David Scarpa (story), David Scarpa (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7

8 Unthinkable 2010

A convert to Islam sends the U.S. government a tape showing him in three nondescript storage rooms, each of which may contain a nuclear bomb set to detonate in less than a week. Helen Brody, an FBI agent in L.A., is tasked with finding the bombs while a CIA "consultant", known as H, interrogates the suspect who has allowed himself to be caught. The suspect, whose wife and children have left him and disappeared, seems to know exactly what the interrogation will entail. Even as H ratchets up the pressure, using torture over Brody's objection, the suspect doesn't crack. Should H do the unthinkable, and will Brody acquiesce? Is any Constitutional principle worth possible loss of life?

Genres:

Drama, Thriller

Director:

Gregor Jordan

Writer:

Peter Woodward

Country:

United States of America
7.1

9 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

10 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

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 Pride And Glory 2008

A saga centered on a multi-generational family of New York City Police officers. The family's moral codes are tested when Ray Tierney, investigates a case that reveals an incendiary police corruption scandal involving his own brother-in-law. For Ray, the truth is revelatory, a Pandora's Box that threatens to upend not only the Tierney legacy but the entire NYPD.

Genres:

Thriller, Crime, Drama, Mystery

Director:

Gavin O'Connor

Writers:

Joe Carnahan (screenplay), Gavin O'Connor (screenplay) | 3 more credits »

Countries:

United States of America, Germany
6.6

15 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

16 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

17 Crossing Over 2009

Immigrants from around the world enter Los Angeles every day, with hopeful visions of a better life, but little notion of what that life may cost. Their desperate scenarios test the humanity of immigration enforcement officers. In Crossing Over, writer-director Wayne Kramer explores the allure of the American dream, and the reality that immigrants find – and create -- in 21st century L.A.

Genres:

Crime, Drama

Director:

Wayne Kramer

Writer:

Wayne Kramer (screenplay)

Country:

United States of America
6.7

18 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

19 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

20 Charlie Wilson's War 2007

The true story of Texas congressman Charlie Wilson's covert dealings in Afghanistan, where his efforts to assist rebels in their war with the Soviets had some unforeseen and long-reaching effects.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama, History

Director:

Mike Nichols

Writers:

Aaron Sorkin (screenplay), George Crile (book)

Country:

United States of America
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 Valkyrie 2008

Wounded in Africa during World War II, Nazi Col. Claus von Stauffenberg returns to his native Germany and joins the Resistance in a daring plan to create a shadow government and assassinate Adolf Hitler. When events unfold so that he becomes a central player, he finds himself tasked with both leading the coup and personally killing the Führer.

Genres:

Drama, Thriller, History, War

Director:

Bryan Singer

Countries:

Germany, United States of America
7.1

24 Street Kings 2008

Tom Ludlow is a disillusioned L.A. Police Officer, rarely playing by the rules and haunted by the death of his wife. When evidence implicates him in the execution of a fellow officer, he is forced to go up against the cop culture he's been a part of his entire career, ultimately leading him to question the loyalties of everyone around him.

Genres:

Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Director:

David Ayer

Writers:

James Ellroy (screenplay), Kurt Wimmer (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.8