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Or like the tv show24.

I am looking for a CIA / government kind of conspiracy type action/suspense thriller that keeps you guessing and engaged all the way through.

Anyone have an recommendations from movies 2009 to present?
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Spy Game is the first one to come to mind (though its a bit older than you asked). But if you haven't seen it you will probably really like it.

Salt, Safe House, State of Play, the four Bourne movies, Body of Lies, Argo, the Kingdom, Breach, the Sentinal, White House Down, Olympus has Fallen, Homeland (tv show)

some older ones: three days of the condor, gorky park, sneakers, the recruit, absolute power, firefox, in the line of fire, and of the jack ryan movies

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Why 2009 to present? You're really limiting your options there.

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Well id say the HD era. I dont want to watch a movie that is still on standard def only. It hurts my eyes. I was watching season one of 24 the other day it was 480i/p only. My God how did we ever live without HD
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Well id say the HD era. I dont want to watch a movie that is still on standard def only. It hurts my eyes. I was watching season one of 24 the other day it was 480i/p only. My God how did we ever live without HD

35mm film has a much higher resolution than 1080p.

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Spy Game is the first one to come to mind (though its a bit older than you asked). But if you haven't seen it you will probably really like it.

Salt, Safe House, State of Play, the four Bourne movies, Body of Lies, Argo, the Kingdom, Breach, the Sentinal, White House Down, Olympus has Fallen, Homeland (tv show)

some older ones: three days of the condor, gorky park, sneakers, the recruit, absolute power, firefox, in the line of fire, and of the jack ryan movies
it's a year before 2009 but also have a look at Eagle Eye. The above titles are all worth looking at.

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How about 'Arlington Road'?

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0137363/

A very underrated film, IMO.

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Well id say the HD era. I dont want to watch a movie that is still on standard def only. It hurts my eyes. I was watching season one of 24 the other day it was 480i/p only. My God how did we ever live without HD

Movies made before 2009 get released on Blu-ray every single week.

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Three Days of the Condor - it's on BD.

And Josh forgot to add "since BDs existed".

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Spy Game is the first one to come to mind (though its a bit older than you asked). But if you haven't seen it you will probably really like it.

Salt, Safe House, State of Play, the four Bourne movies, Body of Lies, Argo, the Kingdom, Breach, the Sentinal, White House Down, Olympus has Fallen, Homeland (tv show)

some older ones: three days of the condor, gorky park, sneakers, the recruit, absolute power, firefox, in the line of fire, and of the jack ryan movies


Very impressive list, unfortunately I've seen em all.
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Very impressive list, unfortunately I've seen em all.
All of em, wow. I bow to the master biggrin.gif

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Or like the tv show24.

I am looking for a CIA / government kind of conspiracy type action/suspense thriller that keeps you guessing and engaged all the way through.

Anyone have an recommendations from movies 2009 to present?

You can try Closed Circuit - watched it last night on a Blu-ray rental. It was interesting and very English, however I don't think I'd bother watching it again.

Oh yes and The International.

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Sweet Ill give some of these a try. Oh an Homeland is not in any way like 24. That show is the definition of boring. That blond crazy chick overacts and the crying and whining gets stale real fast
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Sweet Ill give some of these a try. Oh an Homeland is not in any way like 24. That show is the definition of boring. That blond crazy chick overacts and the crying and whining gets stale real fast

Au contraire. The first season of 'Homeland' was outstanding. (and if you're observant, you can catch a brief cameo of the ol' archiguy in a crowd scene!) The second season was pretty good too. Then it got kinda' silly.
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I would have to say The Manchurian Candidate (1962). It's available on Blu-ray.

But that's from 1962 you say. I reply, tough. It's also in Black & White, so double tough. It's a magnificent film that takes your post 2009 requirement and completely renders it pointless.
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I would have to say The Manchurian Candidate (1962). It's available on Blu-ray.

But that's from 1962 you say. I reply, tough. It's also in Black & White, so double tough. It's a magnificent film that takes your post 2009 requirement and completely renders it pointless.

Oh, but wait, there's a remake!! smile.gif

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I am looking for a CIA / government kind of conspiracy type action/suspense thriller that keeps you guessing and engaged all the way through.

The Americans on FX for the KGB point of view.

Though I will say it's not the slam-bang action of 24 but more of a slow burn, but still suspenseful.

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The Americans on FX for the KGB point of view.

Though I will say it's not the slam-bang action of 24 but more of a slow burn, but still suspenseful.

I love that show. Probably the best new TV series of last year, for my money. Who knew sweet little Felicity could be so freaking fierce?!

And it's coming back for S-2 this Wednesday! Woot! Me & my DVR are so there.
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Who knew sweet little Felicity could be so freaking fierce?!

Anyone who saw her small part in Mission: Impossible III. smile.gif

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