NETFLIX Genre: Political Thrillers



Netflix box art for 50 Dead Men Walking 50 Dead Men Walking
2008 / 3.4 / 117
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A Belfast hood is recruited by a British agent to infiltrate the IRA during the height of the Northern Irish conflict and becomes embroiled in danger. He went from poor street punk to well-paid IRA informant. It's not just a job, it's living on a razor's edge.

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Netflix box art for A Belfast Story Belfast Story, A
2013 / 3.5 / 94
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Though an uneasy peace has come to Belfast after years of unrest, tensions still simmer. One man is tasked with keeping an old war from reigniting. When savage killings ignite political flames, protecting a city from its past will require some ... moral flexibility.

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Netflix box art for Call Girl Call Girl
2012 / 2.9 / 134
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The underage prostitution scandal that rocked Sweden's government in 1976 serves as the inspiration for this political thriller. When corruption like this goes all the way to the top, how can you find justice for those at the bottom?

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Netflix box art for Carlos Carlos
2010 / 158
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Carlos the Jackal is a Venezuelan terrorist who executed scores of assassinations, abductions and bombings across Europe and the Middle East.

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Netflix box art for Deterrence Deterrence
1999 / 3.1 / 104
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The U.S. president is trapped in a blizzard during a campaign trip as Iraq invades Kuwait, and his threat of nuclear action is reciprocated by Iraq. Stuck in a snowstorm when Iraq invades Kuwait. Might be a good time to go to a diner -- unless you're the president.

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Netflix box art for The Devil's Own Devil's Own, The
1997 / 111

Set on avenging his father's death, an Irish Republican Army terrorist sails to America on a mission to buy weapons from an underground arms dealer. Good New York cop landlord. Irish terrorist tenant. If stockpiling missiles doesn't get him evicted, nothing will.

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Netflix box art for Fair Game Fair Game
2010 / 107
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Valerie Plame finds her life, career and marriage in jeopardy when her own government leaks her status as a CIA operative in a political vendetta. She spied for her country. But when her husband blew the whistle on those in power, they blew her cover.

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Netflix box art for The Manchurian Candidate Manchurian Candidate, The
2004 / 129

Two U.S. soldiers in the first Gulf War are programmed to rebel once they return home. Several years later, one becomes a vice presidential candidate. Two soldiers taken prisoner, their minds forever altered. Now home, one will achieve greatness. The other must stop him.

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Netflix box art for No Way Out No Way Out
1987 / 114

After having a steamy affair with a politician's mistress, a Navy officer finds himself caught in a conspiratorial web when she turns up dead. He's a handsome military hero with a bright future. Until he's caught up in a web of geopolitical intrigue and murder.

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Netflix box art for The Odessa File Odessa File, The
1974 / 128

In 1963, a freelance German reporter finds himself involved in the hunt for a former concentration camp commander who vanished after World War II.

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Netflix box art for The Parallax View Parallax View, The
1974 / 3.3 / 101
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While investigating the assassination of a leading U.S. senator, a journalist uncovers a conspiracy involving a shadowy multinational corporation. This is no ordinary assassination. When his colleagues become targets too, it's up to him to find the truth.

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Netflix box art for Red Corner Red Corner
1997 / 3.5 / 122
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An American businessman finds himself charged with murder and thrown headlong into China's nightmarish legal system in this tense thriller. Far from home and found with a dead body, his life's on the line. But it's not about his case -- it's about corruption.

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Netflix box art for The Reluctant Fundamentalist Reluctant Fundamentalist, The
2012 / 130

A Pakistani professor tells a journalist his post-9/11 U.S. experiences; however, it emerges that the professor has more on his mind than the past. The American Dream was in sight, but prejudice threatened to take it away. Now his loyalty is tested.

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Netflix box art for The Russia House Russia House, The
1990 / 123
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A publisher wants nothing to do with a Russian manuscript CIA agents are urging him to buy, until he sees a photo of the book's beautiful editor. A publisher is coerced into spying for the CIA. Was it the mission -- or the beautiful Russian woman at the center?

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Netflix box art for A Show of Force Show of Force, A
1990 / 92
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A reporter risks her own life to uncover the truth behind the murders of two students who wanted their country to secede from the United States.

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Netflix box art for The State Within - Season 1 State Within - Season 1, The
2006 / 3.6 / 51

A British ambassador to the United States finds himself caught up in a conspiracy that could prompt a dangerous shift in political power. Being an ambassador is like breaking a windshield: One little crack can spiral into a full-on spider web.

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