Top Political Thrillers movies on DVD and Blu-ray

Rent State of Play on DVD State of Play
Synopsis
When his mistress is found dead, Congressman Stephen Collins (Ben Affleck) tries desperately to protect his name and career. As journalists Cal (Russell Crowe) and Della (Rachel McAdams) investigate further, they uncover an intricate web of lies that stretches to the highest levels of power. Based on the critically acclaimed BBC miniseries, this intriguing political thriller co-stars Helen Mirren, Robin Wright Penn and Jason Bateman.
Cast
Cast
Russell Crowe, Ben Affleck, Rachel McAdams, Helen Mirren, Robin Wright, Jason Bateman, Jeff Daniels, Michael Berresse, Harry Lennix
Director
Director
Kevin MacDonald
Genres
Genres
Thrillers, Political Thrillers, Mystery, Political Dramas
Rent Shooter on DVD Shooter
Synopsis
An expert marksman is coaxed out of seclusion by colleagues who need his help in preventing a plot to kill the president. But he realizes he's been set up when he's framed for the assassination attempt. Can he bring the real culprits to justice?
Cast
Cast
Mark Wahlberg, Michael Peña, Danny Glover, Kate Mara, Elias Koteas, Rhona Mitra, Jonathan Walker, Louis Ferreira, Rade Serbedzija, Levon Helm, Ned Beatty, Tate Donovan, Lane Garrison
Director
Director
Antoine Fuqua
Genres
Genres
Thrillers, Action Thrillers, Political Thrillers, Mystery
Rent Syriana on DVD Syriana
Synopsis
America is at the beck and call of the Middle East when it comes to the oil industry, and all its players -- Washington, sheiks, oil companies, field workers -- intersect with each other in this political thriller.
Cast
Cast
George Clooney, Matt Damon, Jeffrey Wright, Chris Cooper, William Hurt, Tim Blake Nelson, Amanda Peet, Christopher Plummer, Alexander Siddig, Mazhar Munir
Director
Director
Stephen Gaghan
Genres
Genres
Thrillers, Political Thrillers, Espionage Thrillers, Political Dramas
Rent Munich on DVD Munich
Synopsis
In this thriller based on actual events, Palestinian terrorists hold hostage and ultimately kill a group of Israeli athletes during the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, prompting a Mossad agent to track down the assassins in the tragic aftermath.
Cast
Cast
Eric Bana, Daniel Craig, Hanns Zischler, Mathieu Kassovitz, Ciarán Hinds, Ayelet Zurer, Geoffrey Rush, Mathieu Amalric, Marie-Josée Croze
Director
Director
Steven Spielberg
Genres
Genres
Thrillers, Espionage Thrillers, Political Thrillers, Dramas Based on Real Life, 20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces
Rent Argo on DVD Argo
Synopsis
When Iranian militants seize the American embassy in 1979, six Americans slip into the Canadian embassy for protection, prompting the CIA to concoct an elaborate plot to rescue them by pretending that they're filmmakers rather than diplomats.
Cast
Cast
Ben Affleck, Alan Arkin, Bryan Cranston, John Goodman, Victor Garber, Tate Donovan, Clea DuVall, Scoot McNairy, Rory Cochrane, Christopher Denham, Kerry Bishé, Kyle Chandler, Chris Messina, Zeljko Ivanek, Titus Welliver, Keith Szarabajka, Bob Gunton, Richard Kind, Taylor Schilling, Adrienne Barbeau
Director
Director
Ben Affleck
Genres
Genres
Thrillers, Political Thrillers, Political Dramas, Dramas Based on Real Life, 20th Century Period Pieces, Suspense, Period Pieces, Blockbusters
Rent The Sentinel on DVD The Sentinel
Synopsis
When a government agent is murdered in the nation's capital, all evidence points to Secret Service agent Pete Garrison as the prime suspect. Convinced the setup is part of a plan to infiltrate the White House, Garrison works to prove his innocence.
Cast
Cast
Michael Douglas, Kiefer Sutherland, Kim Basinger, Eva Longoria, David Rasche, Raoul Bhaneja, Simon Reynolds, Martin Donovan
Director
Director
Clark Johnson
Genres
Genres
Thrillers, Political Thrillers, Political Dramas
Rent Rendition on DVD Rendition
Synopsis
Suspected of terrorism, an Egyptian-born man "vanishes" and is taken to a secret prison. His wife desperately tries to uncover his whereabouts, as well as his true intentions, while a CIA analyst objects to the interrogation practices being used.
Cast
Cast
Jake Gyllenhaal, Reese Witherspoon, Meryl Streep, Alan Arkin, Peter Sarsgaard, Omar Metwally, Igal Naor, Hadar Ratzon, J.K. Simmons, Moa Khouas, Zineb Oukach, Bob Gunton
Director
Director
Gavin Hood
Genres
Genres
Thrillers, Political Thrillers, Political Dramas, Mystery
Rent V for Vendetta on DVD V for Vendetta
Synopsis
A masked freedom fighter known as "V" takes up arms against the totalitarian government in a futuristic Britain. Finding an unlikely ally in a young woman named Evey Hammond, V urges the citizenry to fight the oppression of the state.
Cast
Cast
Natalie Portman, Hugo Weaving, Stephen Rea, Stephen Fry, John Hurt, Tim Pigott-Smith, Rupert Graves, Roger Allam, Ben Miles, Sinéad Cusack, Natasha Wightman
Director
Director
James McTeigue
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Sci-Fi Thrillers, Political Thrillers, Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Comic Books and Superheroes
Rent The Manchurian Candidate on DVD The Manchurian Candidate
Synopsis
In this remake of the 1962 political thriller, two U.S. soldiers are taken captive during the first Gulf War and brainwashed so they're programmed to rebel once they return home. Several years later, one of them lands on the vice presidential ticket.
Cast
Cast
Denzel Washington, Meryl Streep, Liev Schreiber, Kimberly Elise, Jon Voight, Vera Farmiga, Jeffrey Wright, Simon McBurney, Bruno Ganz, David Keeley
Director
Director
Jonathan Demme
Genres
Genres
Thrillers, Political Thrillers, Psychological Thrillers, Suspense
Rent The Lives of Others on DVD The Lives of Others
Synopsis
In 1984, secret police agent Wiesler is assigned to eavesdrop on a successful but possibly disloyal playwright in East Germany. As the lonely Wiesler learns more about the man and his lover, a prominent actress, he becomes fascinated by their lives.
Cast
Cast
Ulrich Mühe, Martina Gedeck, Sebastian Koch, Ulrich Tukur, Thomas Thieme, Hans-Uwe Bauer, Volkmar Kleinert, Matthias Brenner, Charly Hübner
Director
Director
Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
Genres
Genres
Thrillers, Foreign, Espionage Thrillers, Political Thrillers, Foreign Thrillers, German Language, Germany
Rent Vantage Point on DVD Vantage Point
Synopsis
Moments after he arrives in Spain for an antiterrorism summit, U.S. President Ashton is shot. The 15 minutes leading up to the shooting are rehashed from the perspective of various onlookers: two Secret Service agents, a TV reporter and a tourist.
Cast
Cast
Dennis Quaid, Matthew Fox, Forest Whitaker, Bruce McGill, Édgar Ramírez , Saïd Taghmaoui, Ayelet Zurer, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, William Hurt, Richard T. Jones, Dolorès Heredia, Shelby Fenner, Rodrigo Cachero, Lisa Owen, James Le Gros, Eduardo Noriega, Holt McCallany, Leonardo Nam
Director
Director
Pete Travis
Genres
Genres
Thrillers, Political Thrillers, Espionage Thrillers, Action Thrillers, Suspense
Rent The Ides of March on DVD The Ides of March
Synopsis
Dirty tricks stand to soil an ambitious young press spokesman's idealism in a cutthroat presidential campaign where "victory" is relative. The film is inspired by the real-life experiences of an aide who worked on Howard Dean's failed 2004 run.
Cast
Cast
Ryan Gosling, George Clooney, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Paul Giamatti, Evan Rachel Wood, Marisa Tomei, Jeffrey Wright, Max Minghella, Jennifer Ehle, Michael Mantell
Director
Director
George Clooney
Genres
Genres
Drama, Political Dramas, Political Thrillers, Dramas Based on Real Life
Rent The Ghost Writer on DVD The Ghost Writer
Synopsis
After his predecessor perishes under mysterious circumstances, a ghostwriter agrees to help a former British prime minister finish his memoirs, but the author finds himself in danger when he uncovers a web of secrets and corruption.
Cast
Cast
Ewan McGregor, Pierce Brosnan, Kim Cattrall, Olivia Williams, Tom Wilkinson, Timothy Hutton, Jon Bernthal, David Rintoul, Robert Pugh, Eli Wallach, James Belushi, Tim Preece
Director
Director
Roman Polanski
Genres
Genres
Thrillers, Political Thrillers, Crime Thrillers, Mystery, Suspense, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent Fair Game on DVD Fair Game
Synopsis
After her husband, Ambassador Joseph Wilson, writes op-ed columns accusing the Bush administration of misleading the public to justify invading Iraq, Valerie Plame Wilson's status as a covert CIA agent is leaked by administration officials.
Cast
Cast
Naomi Watts, Sean Penn, Bruce McGill, Michael Kelly, Ty Burrell, Noah Emmerich, David Andrews, Sam Shepard, Tim Griffin, Jessica Hecht
Director
Director
Doug Liman
Genres
Genres
Drama, Political Dramas, Political Thrillers, Dramas Based on Real Life, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent The Debt on DVD The Debt
Synopsis
Rachel Singer is a former Mossad intelligence agent who is forced to relive her 1965 pursuit of a notorious Nazi war criminal after the bold and dangerous fugitive is suspected to have reemerged 30 years later in the Ukraine.
Cast
Cast
Helen Mirren, Sam Worthington, Jessica Chastain, Tom Wilkinson, Jesper Christensen, Marton Csokas, Ciarán Hinds, Romi Aboulafia, Melinda Korcsog
Director
Director
John Madden
Genres
Genres
Thrillers, Espionage Thrillers, Political Thrillers, Suspense, 20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces
Rent Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy on DVD Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
Synopsis
This gripping thriller about Cold War espionage follows an English spy as he returns to MI-6 under a cloud of suspicion. In the years since he was sacked by the agency, some suspect that he's become an operative for the Soviet Union.
Cast
Cast
Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Tom Hardy, Mark Strong, Ciarán Hinds, John Hurt, Simon McBurney, Svetlana Khodchenkova, Benedict Cumberbatch, Toby Jones, David Dencik, Kathy Burke, Stephen Graham
Director
Director
Tomas Alfredson
Genres
Genres
Thrillers, Espionage Thrillers, Mystery, Political Thrillers, Political Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book, United Kingdom
Rent The Interpreter on DVD The Interpreter
Synopsis
Silvia Broome is a linguist whose job is to translate for her assigned delegate the complex issues facing the United Nations. But her daily challenge turns perilous when she overhears a plot to assassinate a high-ranking government official.
Cast
Cast
Nicole Kidman, Sean Penn, Catherine Keener, Jesper Christensen, Yvan Attal, Earl Cameron, Michael Wright, Clyde Kusatsu, Eric Keenleyside, Hugo Speer
Director
Director
Sydney Pollack
Genres
Genres
Thrillers, Political Thrillers, Espionage Thrillers, Suspense
Rent The Sum of All Fears on DVD The Sum of All Fears
Synopsis
CIA agent Jack Ryan tries to discover why three missing Russian nuclear scientists are holed up in the Ukraine, communicating with neo-Nazis. As he digs up more secrets than the U.S. government can accept, Ryan races to prevent all-out nuclear war.
Cast
Cast
Ben Affleck, Morgan Freeman, James Cromwell, Ken Jenkins, Liev Schreiber, Bruce McGill, John Beasley, Philip Baker Hall, Alan Bates, Ron Rifkin, Bridget Moynahan, Ciarán Hinds, Richard Marner
Director
Director
Phil Alden Robinson
Genres
Genres
Thrillers, Espionage Thrillers, Political Thrillers, Espionage Action, Blockbusters
Rent Nothing But the Truth on DVD Nothing But the Truth
Synopsis
Journalist Rachel Armstrong turns Washington on its ear when she outs a casual acquaintance as a CIA agent. The government's formidable prosecutor sends Rachel to jail for contempt, where she discovers the true impact of her decision.
Cast
Cast
Kate Beckinsale, Matt Dillon, Angela Bassett, Alan Alda, Vera Farmiga, David Schwimmer, Courtney B. Vance, Noah Wyle, Floyd Abrams, Preston Bailey
Director
Director
Rod Lurie
Genres
Genres
Drama, Political Dramas, Political Thrillers
Rent The Insider on DVD The Insider
Synopsis
When a TV producer coaxes a researcher to speak about his former employer's knowledge of tobacco's dangers, the corporations try to silence them in this Oscar-nominated drama based on a true story.
Cast
Cast
Al Pacino, Russell Crowe, Christopher Plummer, Diane Venora, Philip Baker Hall, Lindsay Crouse, Debi Mazar, Stephen Tobolowsky, Colm Feore, Bruce McGill, Gina Gershon, Michael Gambon, Rip Torn
Director
Director
Michael Mann
Genres
Genres
Drama, Political Dramas, Biographies, Political Thrillers, Dramas Based on Real Life
Rent Spy Game on DVD Spy Game
Synopsis
On the verge of retiring from the CIA, veteran spy Nathan Muir takes on the most dangerous mission of his career when he learns that his one-time protégé and close friend, Tom Bishop, is a political prisoner sentenced to die in China.
Cast
Cast
Robert Redford, Brad Pitt, Catherine McCormack, Larry Bryggman, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Stephen Dillane, Matthew Marsh, Michael Paul Chan
Director
Director
Tony Scott
Genres
Genres
Thrillers, Espionage Thrillers, Action Thrillers, Political Thrillers
Rent Enemy of the State on DVD Enemy of the State
Synopsis
Hotshot lawyer Robert Dean becomes a victim of high-tech identity theft when a hacker slips an incriminating video into his pocket. Soon, a rogue National Security agent sets out to recover the tape and destroy Dean.
Cast
Cast
Will Smith, Gene Hackman, Jon Voight, Lisa Bonet, Regina King, Stuart Wilson, Laura Cayouette, Loren Dean, Barry Pepper, Ian Hart, Jake Busey, Scott Caan, Jason Lee, Gabriel Byrne, James Le Gros
Director
Director
Tony Scott
Genres
Genres
Thrillers, Action Thrillers, Political Thrillers, Crime Thrillers, Suspense, Blockbusters
Rent Unthinkable on DVD Unthinkable
Synopsis
When the government gets wind of a plot to destroy America involving a trio of nuclear weapons -- and the whereabout of all three are unknown -- it's up to a seasoned interrogator and an FBI agent to find out exactly where the nukes are.
Cast
Cast
Samuel L. Jackson, Carrie-Anne Moss, Michael Sheen, Stephen Root, Lora Kojovic, Martin Donovan, Gil Bellows, Vincent Laresca, Brandon Routh, Joshua Harto, Holmes Osborne, Michael Rose
Director
Director
Gregor Jordan
Genres
Genres
Thrillers, Espionage Thrillers, Political Thrillers, Suspense
Rent The Whistleblower on DVD The Whistleblower
Synopsis
Sent to Bosnia in the aftermath of civil war, an American policewoman uncovers evidence that U.N. peacekeepers are covering up sex trafficking. But when she brings her findings to light, she learns that her foes are more powerful than the law.
Cast
Cast
Rachel Weisz, Vanessa Redgrave, Monica Bellucci, David Strathairn, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Roxana Condurache, Paula Schramm, Alexandru Potocean, William Hope, Rayisa Kondracki, Jeanette Hain, Benedict Cumberbatch
Director
Director
Larysa Kondracki
Genres
Genres
Thrillers, Political Thrillers, Crime Thrillers, Crime Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Real Life, Period Pieces
Rent Spartan on DVD Spartan
Synopsis
Secret agent Bobby Scott is assigned to rescue a high-ranking government official's daughter who has been kidnapped by sex traffickers. As Scott delves deeper into the girl's disappearance, he discovers a larger, more insidious plot.
Cast
Cast
Val Kilmer, Derek Luke, William H. Macy, Tia Texada, Kristen Bell, Johnny Messner, Ed O'Neill, Clark Gregg, Natalia Nogulich, Moshe Ivgy, Kick Gurry
Director
Director
David Mamet
Genres
Genres
Thrillers, Espionage Thrillers, Political Thrillers
Rent The Hunting Party on DVD The Hunting Party
Synopsis
Richard Gere stars as a struggling journalist who sets out with a fellow reporter and a cameraman to hunt down Bosnia's most notorious war criminal, known as "The Fox." But they become the quarry when their target mistakes them for CIA assassins.
Cast
Cast
Richard Gere, Terrence Howard, Jesse Eisenberg, Diane Kruger, Joy Bryant, James Brolin, Ljubomir Kerekes, Goran Kostic, Mark Ivanir, Kristina Krepela
Director
Director
Richard Shepard
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Action Thrillers, Dark Humor & Black Comedies, Political Thrillers
Rent Echelon Conspiracy on DVD Echelon Conspiracy
Synopsis
When Max receives a cell phone from a mystery benefactor, he discovers the unit receives text messages that allow him to win at casino betting. However, his excitement turns to terror when he realizes that hired killers are in hot pursuit of him.
Cast
Cast
Shane West, Edward Burns, Ving Rhames, Jonathan Pryce, Tamara Feldman, Yuriy Kutsenko, Sergey Gubanov, Martin Sheen, Ilan Goodman, Steven Elder, Sandra De Sousa
Director
Director
Greg Marcks
Genres
Genres
Thrillers, Action Thrillers, Political Thrillers, Mystery, Suspense
Rent Proof of Life on DVD Proof of Life
Synopsis
An American man living in Central America is kidnapped by a radical revolutionary group seeking ransom. An expert in hostage negotiation steps in to help, but he falls for the man's wife -- and the feeling is mutual.
Cast
Cast
Meg Ryan, Russell Crowe, David Morse, Pamela Reed, David Caruso, Anthony Heald, Stanley Anderson, Gottfried John, Alun Armstrong, Michael Kitchen
Director
Director
Taylor Hackford
Genres
Genres
Thrillers, Crime Thrillers, Political Thrillers, Romantic Dramas, Crime Dramas, Suspense
Rent K-19: The Widowmaker on DVD K-19: The Widowmaker
Synopsis
On board Russia's first nuclear ballistic submarine, Capt. Vostrikov must race against time to prevent a Chernobyl-like explosion that not only threatens the lives of the crew but could also ignite a world war between the superpowers.
Cast
Cast
Harrison Ford, Liam Neeson, Peter Sarsgaard, Sam Spruell, Joss Ackland, Peter Stebbings, Christian Camargo, Sam Redford, John Shrapnel, Donald Sumpter
Director
Director
Kathryn Bigelow
Genres
Genres
Thrillers, Action Thrillers, Military & War Action, Military & War Dramas, Political Thrillers, 20th Century Period Pieces, Suspense, Period Pieces
Rent Catch a Fire on DVD Catch a Fire
Synopsis
Apolitical until the apartheid-era South African government brutalizes him and his wife, oil refinery worker Patrick Chamusso turns terrorist. Changed by his experience, Chamusso volunteers to be a one-man wrecking crew against his ex-employer.
Cast
Cast
Derek Luke, Tim Robbins, Bonnie Mbuli, Mncedisi Shabangu, Tumisho Masha, Sithembiso Khumalo, Terry Pheto, Michele Burgers, Mpho Lovinga, Robert Hobbs
Director
Director
Phillip Noyce
Genres
Genres
Drama, Political Dramas, Dramas Based on Real Life, 20th Century Period Pieces, Social Issue Dramas, Political Thrillers
Rent The Company You Keep on DVD The Company You Keep
Synopsis
Robert Redford stars as Jim Grant, a lawyer and single dad who has to go on the lam after a reporter identifies him as a long-sought U.S. terrorist. As the journalist locates more of Grant's old contacts, his guilt begins to appear less certain.
Cast
Cast
Robert Redford, Shia LaBeouf, Julie Christie, Sam Elliott, Jackie Evancho, Brendan Gleeson, Terrence Howard, Richard Jenkins, Anna Kendrick, Brit Marling, Stanley Tucci, Nick Nolte, Chris Cooper, Susan Sarandon
Director
Director
Robert Redford
Genres
Genres
Thrillers, Political Thrillers, Mystery, Suspense, Political Dramas, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent The Double on DVD The Double
Synopsis
Retired CIA agent Paul Shepherdson joins young FBI agent Ben Geary to track down a Russian assassin who has seemingly returned after the Cold War. Old conspiracies quickly resurface, embroiling the pair deeper and deeper in peril.
Cast
Cast
Richard Gere, Topher Grace, Martin Sheen, Tamer Hassan, Stephen Moyer, Chris Marquette, Odette Annable, Stana Katic, Yuri Sardarov
Director
Director
Michael Brandt
Genres
Genres
Thrillers, Political Thrillers, Espionage Thrillers, Mystery, Action Thrillers
Rent Slow Burn on DVD Slow Burn
Synopsis
In this gritty pulp drama that marks screenwriter Wayne Beach's directorial debut, a district attorney (Ray Liotta) has aspirations of becoming mayor of his crime-ridden city but falls into a web of corruption that threatens to squelch his political career. Trying to clear the reputation of the woman he loves while keeping his own image untarnished, Lowell digs himself in deeper when he faces off against gang leader Luther Pinks (LL Cool J).
Cast
Cast
Ray Liotta, LL Cool J, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Taye Diggs, Jolene Blalock, Bruce McGill, Mekhi Phifer, Robert Reynolds, Guy Torry
Director
Director
Wayne Beach
Genres
Genres
Thrillers, Crime Thrillers, Political Thrillers
Rent All the President's Men on DVD All the President's Men
Synopsis
The film that launched a thousand journalism school students, All the President's Men chronicles how the work of reporters Bob Woodward (Robert Redford) and Carl Bernstein (Dustin Hoffman) contributed to the public downfall of President Richard M. Nixon. The duo connected a Washington, D.C., hotel break-in with a Nixon "dirty tricks" team assigned to discredit Democratic rivals, launching a series of tense events that forced Nixon to resign.
Cast
Cast
Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford, Jason Robards, Jack Warden, Hal Holbrook, Martin Balsam, Jane Alexander, Meredith Baxter, Ned Beatty, Stephen Collins, Penny Fuller, Robert Walden
Director
Director
Alan J. Pakula
Genres
Genres
Drama, Political Dramas, Political Thrillers, Dramas Based on Bestsellers, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Dramas Based on Real Life, Dramas Based on the Book, Blockbusters
Rent London Has Fallen on DVD London Has Fallen
Synopsis
In this follow-up to the thriller "Olympus Has Fallen," the U.S. president learns of a planned terrorist attack at the funeral of Britain's prime minister -- an event that will be attended by nearly every Western head of state.
Cast
Cast
Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman, Alon Aboutboul, Angela Bassett, Robert Forster, Melissa Leo, Radha Mitchell, Jackie Earle Haley, Sean O'Bryan, Waleed Zuaiter
Director
Director
Babak Najafi
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Crime Action, Action Thrillers, Crime Thrillers, Espionage Thrillers, Political Thrillers
Rent The Quiet American on DVD The Quiet American
Synopsis
Based on the novel by Graham Greene, this murder mystery centers on a love triangle set against the French Indochina War in 1952 Vietnam -- a world suffused with opium, intrigue and betrayal. A British reporter, Fowler (Michael Caine, in an Oscar-nominated performance), falls in love with a young Vietnamese woman, Phuong (Do Thi Hai Yen), and is dismayed when an American (Brendan Fraser) also begins vying for her attention.
Cast
Cast
Michael Caine, Brendan Fraser, Do Thi Hai Yen, Rade Serbedzija, Tzi Ma, Robert Stanton, Quang Hai, Holmes Osborne
Director
Director
Phillip Noyce
Genres
Genres
Drama, Romantic Dramas, Political Thrillers, Political Dramas, Espionage Thrillers, Military & War Dramas, Mystery, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Classic Literature, Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent The Manchurian Candidate on DVD The Manchurian Candidate
Synopsis
Raymond Shaw (Laurence Harvey) is a Korean War hero with a lethal secret: He's been brainwashed by the communist Chinese. With one phone call, the Reds can transform Shaw into a deadly assassin -- unless fellow veteran Bennett Marco (Frank Sinatra) can stop them first. Some thrillers remain as suspenseful -- and timely -- as when they were first released, and this classic from director John Frankenheimer is one of the best.
Cast
Cast
Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey, Janet Leigh, Angela Lansbury, Henry Silva, James Gregory, Leslie Parrish, John McGiver
Director
Director
John Frankenheimer
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Thrillers, Psychological Thrillers, Political Thrillers, Political Dramas, Classic Dramas, Dramas Based on Classic Literature, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent Clear and Present Danger on DVD Clear and Present Danger
Synopsis
When the president's close friend is murdered over ties to a Colombian drug cartel, CIA Deputy Director Jack Ryan becomes unwittingly involved in an illegal paramilitary operation that goes awry.
Cast
Cast
Harrison Ford, Willem Dafoe, Anne Archer, Joaquim de Almeida, James Earl Jones, Benjamin Bratt, Thora Birch, Harris Yulin, Henry Czerny, Dean Jones, Donald Moffat, Miguel Sandoval, Raymond Cruz, Ann Magnuson, Hope Lange
Director
Director
Phillip Noyce
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Action Thrillers, Political Thrillers, Espionage Action, Espionage Thrillers, Blockbusters
Rent The Hunt for Red October on DVD The Hunt for Red October
Synopsis
When a Soviet nuclear sub headed toward American waters drops off U.S. scanners, the Yanks scramble to take defensive steps. But CIA analyst Jack Ryan convinces the brass that the sub's commander has something else in mind.
Cast
Cast
Sean Connery, Alec Baldwin, Scott Glenn, Sam Neill, James Earl Jones, Joss Ackland, Richard Jordan, Peter Firth, Tim Curry, Courtney B. Vance, Stellan Skarsgård, Jeffrey Jones, Timothy Carhart, Larry Ferguson, Fred Dalton Thompson
Director
Director
John McTiernan
Genres
Genres
Thrillers, Action Thrillers, Military & War Action, Espionage Thrillers, Espionage Action, Political Thrillers, Blockbusters
Rent Absolute Power on DVD Absolute Power
Synopsis
Cat burglar Luther Whitney (Clint Eastwood) finds himself in the president's doghouse when he spies the chief executive (Gene Hackman) trysting with a trophy wife. When their rough romancing turns lethal, efforts to cover up the scandalous situation spiral violently out of control. Now, Luther must survive a desperate pursuit from the back streets of the nation's capital to the halls of power. Eastwood also directed this riveting crime thriller.
Cast
Cast
Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Ed Harris, Laura Linney, Judy Davis
Director
Director
Clint Eastwood
Genres
Genres
Thrillers, Political Thrillers, Crime Thrillers, Suspense
Rent The Pelican Brief on DVD The Pelican Brief
Synopsis
When law student Darby Shaw writes a brief on her theory about the motive behind the assassinations of two Supreme Court justices, she finds bullets flying in her direction and turns to investigative reporter Gray Grantham for help.
Cast
Cast
Julia Roberts, Denzel Washington, Sam Shepard, John Heard, Tony Goldwyn, James Sikking, William Atherton, Robert Culp, Stanley Tucci, John Lithgow, Hume Cronyn
Director
Director
Alan J. Pakula
Genres
Genres
Thrillers, Political Thrillers, Dramas Based on Bestsellers, Courtroom Dramas, Suspense, Mystery, Dramas Based on the Book, Blockbusters
Rent The Day of the Jackal on DVD The Day of the Jackal
Synopsis
A French paramilitary group disgusted with Pres. Charles de Gaulle's decision to free French Algeria plans De Gaulle's assassination in this taut political thriller, based on Frederick Forsyth's novel. To carry out their task, the group hires a British hit man known only as "The Jackal" (Edward Fox). But soon the plan is uncovered by French police, who send investigator Lebel (Michel Lonsdale) to sniff out the Jackal's trail.
Cast
Cast
Edward Fox, Michael Lonsdale, Terence Alexander, Michel Auclair, Alan Badel, Tony Britton, Denis Carey, Adrien Cayla-Legrand, Cyril Cusack, Maurice Denham, Vernon Dobtcheff, Derek Jacobi, Delphine Seyrig
Director
Director
Fred Zinnemann
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Thrillers, Action Classics, Political Thrillers, Espionage Thrillers, United Kingdom
Rent Mercury Rising on DVD Mercury Rising
Synopsis
An autistic 9-year-old boy (Miko Hughes, in an amazing performance) cracks the U.S. government's top-secret code when an unapproved test matrix gets published in a crossword magazine. Naturally, the National Security Agency can't allow anyone to have the key to the code, and unctuous villain Alec Baldwin is willing to end the boy's life to protect the nation. Can demoted FBI Agent Art Jeffries (Bruce Willis) save the day?
Cast
Cast
Bruce Willis, Alec Baldwin, Miko Hughes, Chi McBride, Kim Dickens, Robert Stanton, Bodhi Elfman, Carrie Preston, L.L. Ginter, Peter Stormare
Director
Director
Harold Becker
Genres
Genres
Thrillers, Action Thrillers, Espionage Thrillers, Political Thrillers, Suspense
Rent Patriot Games on DVD Patriot Games
Synopsis
CIA desk jockey Jack Ryan plunges into the heart of international terrorism after spoiling an assassination attempt on a British royal family member. Ryan's heroics earn him noble gratitude -- and a death warrant from the Irish Republican Army.
Cast
Cast
Harrison Ford, Anne Archer, Patrick Bergin, Sean Bean, Thora Birch, James Earl Jones, Richard Harris, Samuel L. Jackson, James Fox, Polly Walker, J.E. Freeman
Director
Director
Phillip Noyce
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Action Thrillers, Espionage Action, Political Thrillers, Espionage Thrillers, Blockbusters
Rent Air Force One on DVD Air Force One
Synopsis
Russian terrorists conspire to hijack Air Force One with the president and his family on board, forcing the commander-in-chief into an impossible predicament: give in to the terrorists and save his family, or risk everything to uphold his principles.
Cast
Cast
Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman, Glenn Close, Wendy Crewson, Liesel Matthews, Paul Guilfoyle, Xander Berkeley, William H. Macy, Dean Stockwell, Tom Everett, Jürgen Prochnow, Donna Bullock
Director
Director
Wolfgang Petersen
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Action Thrillers, Political Thrillers, Suspense, Blockbusters
Rent Remember on DVD Remember
Synopsis
As lifelong friends Zev and Max move into their last years, they make a solemn pact to hunt down and take revenge on the Nazi commander who was responsible for slaughtering their families during World War II.
Cast
Cast
Christopher Plummer, Martin Landau, Bruno Ganz, Jürgen Prochnow, Heinz Lieven, Henry Czerny, Dean Norris
Director
Director
Atom Egoyan
Genres
Genres
Thrillers, Action Thrillers, Political Thrillers
Rent In the Line of Fire on DVD In the Line of Fire
Synopsis
In this taut thriller, a warped yet ingenious killer taunts a veteran Secret Service agent who's haunted by his failure years ago to save President Kennedy -- and unable to make the current commander in chief heed the psycho's assassination threats.
Cast
Cast
Clint Eastwood, John Malkovich, Rene Russo, Dylan McDermott, Gary Cole, Fred Dalton Thompson, John Mahoney, Gregory Alan Williams, Jim Curley, Sally Hughes, Clyde Kusatsu, Steve Hytner, Tobin Bell, Bob Schott, John Heard
Director
Director
Wolfgang Petersen
Genres
Genres
Thrillers, Espionage Thrillers, Political Thrillers, Action Thrillers, Suspense, Crime Thrillers, Blockbusters
Rent The Devil's Own on DVD The Devil's Own
Synopsis
Determined to avenge his father's death at the hands of British soldiers, Irish Republican Army terrorist Frankie McGuire sails to America to buy weapons from an underground arms dealer. But his cover is blown when things don't go as planned.
Cast
Cast
Harrison Ford, Brad Pitt, Margaret Colin, Rubén Blades, Treat Williams, George Hearn, Mitch Ryan, Natascha McElhone, Paul Ronan, Simon Jones, Julia Stiles
Director
Director
Alan J. Pakula
Genres
Genres
Thrillers, Political Thrillers, Action Thrillers, Crime Thrillers
Rent Game of Death on DVD Game of Death
Synopsis
When a diplomat narrowly misses assassination, a bodyguard rushes the politician to the hospital and prepares for the bad guys to come finish the job. But how long can one man and his new ally, an ordinary nurse, hold out against the coming siege?
Cast
Cast
Wesley Snipes, Zoë Bell, Robert Davi, Aunjanue Ellis, Gary Daniels, LaDon Drummond, Quinn Duffy, Ron Balicki, Robert Oppel, Stacie Hadgikosti
Director
Director
Giorgio Serafini
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Genres
Thrillers, Action Thrillers, Political Thrillers
Rent Michael Collins on DVD Michael Collins
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Neil Jordan directed this powerful biopic about the rise and fall of Michael Collins (Liam Neeson), the charismatic leader of Ireland's fight for independence. Collins and his companions de Valera (Alan Rickman), Broy (Stephen Rea), Boland (Aidan Quinn) and Kitty Kiernan (Julia Roberts) used guerilla warfare to attack the British. The eventual treaty was seen by many as a weak compromise, and Collins was branded a traitor to the Irish cause.
Cast
Cast
Liam Neeson, Julia Roberts, Stephen Rea, Aidan Quinn, Alan Rickman, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Ian Hart, Gary Whelan
Director
Director
Neil Jordan
Genres
Genres
Drama, Biographies, United Kingdom, Political Dramas, Political Thrillers, Foreign Regions
Rent Five Fingers on DVD Five Fingers
Synopsis
Dutch businessman Martijn travels to Morocco to start a food assistance program. But once there, he and his English bodyguard are kidnapped, drugged and imprisoned by a band of terrorists led by a calculating chess lover.
Cast
Cast
Laurence Fishburne, Ryan Phillippe, Gina Torres, Touriya Haoud, Saïd Taghmaoui, Colm Meaney
Director
Director
Laurence Malkin
Genres
Genres
Thrillers, Psychological Thrillers, Espionage Thrillers, Political Thrillers
Rent The Crying Game on DVD The Crying Game
Synopsis
To free their jailed comrade, Irish Republican Army terrorists Fergus (Stephen Rea) and Jude (Miranda Richardson) abduct British soldier Jody (Forest Whitaker), hoping to make a swap. Fergus and Jody bond, and, sensing death in the offing, the prisoner asks his captor to look up Dil (Jaye Davidson), Jody's London paramour. When the IRA's plan backfires, Fergus takes flight, locates Dil, falls into a romance and ... gets the shock of his life.
Cast
Cast
Forest Whitaker, Miranda Richardson, Stephen Rea, Adrian Dunbar, Breffini McKenna, Joe Savino, Birdie Sweeney, Jaye Davidson, Andree Bernard, Jim Broadbent
Director
Director
Neil Jordan
Genres
Genres
Thrillers, Political Thrillers, Crime Thrillers, Blockbusters, United Kingdom
Rent The Dancer Upstairs on DVD The Dancer Upstairs
Synopsis
Augustin Rejas attempts to find the mysterious Ezequiel, the leader of a revolution being fermented by native people of a Latin American nation. But weighing equally heavy on Rejas's psyche is his attraction to his daughter's ballet teacher.
Cast
Cast
Javier Bardem, Juan Diego Botto, Laura Morante, Elvira Mínguez, Alexandra Lencastre, Oliver Cotton, Luís Miguel Cintra, Javier Manrique, Abel Folk, Marie-Anne Berganza
Director
Director
John Malkovich
Genres
Genres
Drama, Political Dramas, Suspense, Romantic Dramas, Political Thrillers, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Indie Dramas, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent 50 Dead Men Walking on DVD 50 Dead Men Walking
Synopsis
Belfast hood Martin (Jim Sturgess) is recruited by a British agent (Ben Kingsley) to infiltrate the IRA during the height of the Northern Irish conflict and quickly becomes embroiled in a dangerous game that could cost him his life if his secret is found out. As other informers are brutally murdered, Martin starts to look for a way out, but his handler urges him to stay undercover in this taut political thriller based on a true story.
Cast
Cast
Ben Kingsley, Jim Sturgess, Rose McGowan, Kevin Zegers, Natalie Press, Nick Dunning, William Houston, Gavin O'Connor, Nathan Hughes, Kris Edlund
Director
Director
Kari Skogland
Genres
Genres
Thrillers, Political Thrillers, Espionage Thrillers, United Kingdom, Foreign Regions
Rent The Statement on DVD The Statement
Synopsis
During World War II, Frenchman Pierre Brossard's Nazi sympathizing led to the deaths of 14 Jews. Years later, it's his turn to be the prey when a Nazi hunter, the police and hired killers pick up his trail.
Cast
Cast
Michael Caine, Tilda Swinton, Jeremy Northam, Alan Bates, Charlotte Rampling, John Neville, Ciarán Hinds, Matt Craven, Edward Petherbridge
Director
Director
Norman Jewison
Genres
Genres
Thrillers, Political Thrillers, Crime Dramas, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent No Way Out on DVD No Way Out
Synopsis
At a Washington, D.C., bash, Navy officer Tom begins a steamy liaison with Susan, later learning she's the mistress of the Secretary of Defense. When Susan ends up dead, Tom gets caught in a conspiratorial web that endangers national security.
Cast
Cast
Kevin Costner, Gene Hackman, Sean Young, Will Patton, Howard Duff, George Dzundza, Jason Bernard, Iman
Director
Director
Roger Donaldson
Genres
Genres
Thrillers, Political Thrillers, Crime Thrillers, Erotic Thrillers, Suspense
Rent The Dead Zone on DVD The Dead Zone
Synopsis
Johnny Smith awakens from a five-year coma blessed with second sight: the ability to see a person's past, present and future simply through physical contact. When he shakes hands with an up-and-coming political candidate, Smith foresees nuclear war.
Cast
Cast
Christopher Walken, Brooke Adams, Tom Skerritt, Herbert Lom, Anthony Zerbe, Colleen Dewhurst, Martin Sheen, Nicholas Campbell, Sean Sullivan, Jackie Burroughs
Director
Director
David Cronenberg
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Supernatural Thrillers, Sci-Fi Thrillers, Political Thrillers
Rent Fail-Safe on DVD Fail-Safe
Synopsis
Director Sidney Lumet transforms the doomsday scenario played for laughs in Dr. Strangelove into a taut thriller. When a computer glitch sends a bomber crew on a suicide mission to Moscow, the U.S. president (Henry Fonda) agonizes over how to stop it. Will Fonda tell the Russians to shoot down the plane? Global thermonuclear war may hinge on his decision.
Cast
Cast
Dan O'Herlihy, Walter Matthau, Frank Overton, Edward Binns, Fritz Weaver, Henry Fonda, Larry Hagman, William Hansen, Russell Hardie, Russell Collins, Sorrell Booke, Nancy Berg
Director
Director
Sidney Lumet
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Thrillers, Political Dramas, Political Thrillers, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Suspense, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent The Baader Meinhof Complex on DVD The Baader Meinhof Complex
Synopsis
A radical terrorist group known as the Red Army Faction uses extreme violence to combat what they perceive as a new fascist threat in 1970s Germany. The group's savagery belies its revolutionary postwar intentions in this fast-paced fact-based drama.
Cast
Cast
Martina Gedeck, Moritz Bleibtreu, Johanna Wokalek, Nadja Uhl, Stipe Erceg, Niels-Bruno Schmidt, Vinzenz Kiefer, Simon Licht, Alexandra Maria Lara, Daniel Lommatzsch, Bruno Ganz
Director
Director
Uli Edel
Genres
Genres
Thrillers, Political Thrillers, Foreign Thrillers, Political Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Real Life, Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book, German Language, Germany
Rent Torn Curtain on DVD Torn Curtain
Synopsis
In Alfred Hitchcock's 50th thriller, an American scientist (Paul Newman) heads off to Copenhagen for a conference with his fiancée (Julie Andrews) in tow, only to see her get drawn into his dangerous espionage activities behind the Iron Curtain. The leading man and leading lady -- two A-list Hollywood stars -- were at the height of their careers, and decidedly nontraditional choices for the maverick English director.
Cast
Cast
Paul Newman, Julie Andrews, Lila Kedrova, Hansjörg Felmy, Tamara Toumanova, Wolfgang Kieling, Ludwig Donath, Gunter Strack, Gisela Fischer, Mort Mills
Director
Director
Alfred Hitchcock
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Thrillers, Suspense, Political Thrillers, Espionage Thrillers
Rent Foreign Correspondent on DVD Foreign Correspondent
Synopsis
Johnny Jones, a naïve New York reporter sent on assignment to Europe on the eve of World War II, stumbles on a deadly conspiracy devised by Stephen Fisher, whose spy ring masquerades as a peace organization.
Cast
Cast
Joel McCrea, Laraine Day, Herbert Marshall, George Sanders, Albert Bassermann, Robert Benchley, Eduardo Ciannelli, Edmund Gwenn, Harry Davenport, Martin Kosleck
Director
Director
Alfred Hitchcock
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Thrillers, Espionage Thrillers, Political Thrillers
Rent 5 Days of War on DVD 5 Days of War
Synopsis
When American journalist Thomas Anders is sent to cover the 2008 Russia-Georgia war, he and his cameraman become entangled with a beautiful Georgian scholar and soon risk becoming casualties of the brief but brutal conflict.
Cast
Cast
Rupert Friend, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Richard Coyle, Heather Graham, Johnathon Schaech, Rade Serbedzija, Andy Garcia, Val Kilmer, Mikko Nousiainen, Mikheil Gomiashvili, Ana Imnadze, Antje Traue, Kenneth Cranham, Dean Cain
Director
Director
Renny Harlin
Genres
Genres
Thrillers, Action Thrillers, Military & War Action, Military & War Dramas, Political Thrillers
Rent Belly of the Beast on DVD Belly of the Beast
Synopsis
After a terrorist group abducts his daughter and her friend in Thailand, retired CIA operative Jake Hopper sets off on a quest to rescue the two girls, only to discover that the kidnapping is at the heart of a global conspiracy.
Cast
Cast
Steven Seagal, Byron Mann, Monica Lo, Tom Wu, Sara Malakul Lane, Patrick Robinson, Vincent Riotta, Norman Veeratum, Elidh MacQueen, Chau Siu Tung
Director
Director
Siu-tung Ching
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Genres
Action & Adventure, Action Thrillers, Espionage Action, Espionage Thrillers, Political Thrillers, Crime Thrillers
Rent The State Within on DVD The State Within
Synopsis
Mark Brydon is a British ambassador to the United States who gets caught up in a conspiracy that could prompt a dangerous shift in political power. With the Western governments at risk, Brydon must prevent war as he deals with a personal dilemma.
Cast
Cast
Ben Daniels, Sharon Gless, Neil Pearson, Jason Isaacs, Eva Berthistle, Genevieve O'Reilly, Lennie James, Noam Jenkins, Ted Whittall, Christopher Bolton, Nigel Bennett, Marnie McPhail, Alex Jennings, Aaron Abrams, Emma Campbell, Briony Glassco, Louca Tassone, Roman Podhora, Michael Rhoades, Ron Lea, David Eisner, Vijay Mehta, Patrick Garrow, Peter Snider, Anita Carey, Rory O'Shea, Wayne Downer, Todd Sandomirsky, David Huband, Joe Pingue
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Thrillers, TV Miniseries, Political Thrillers, United Kingdom, BBC
Rent Shadow Dancer on DVD Shadow Dancer
Synopsis
Collette, a single mother and career IRA terrorist, is captured after an abortive bombing in London and faces an excruciating ultimatum. She can either turn against her lifelong compatriots or go to prison and be separated forever from her son.
Cast
Cast
Clive Owen, Andrea Riseborough, Gillian Anderson, Aidan Gillen, Domhnall Gleeson, Brid Brennan, David Wilmot, Stuart Graham, Martin McCann
Director
Director
James Marsh
Genres
Genres
Thrillers, Espionage Thrillers, Political Thrillers, Suspense, Political Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, United Kingdom
Rent The Reluctant Fundamentalist on DVD The Reluctant Fundamentalist
Synopsis
Pakistani professor Changez Khan regales a journalist with his U.S. experiences in the opening scene of this compelling post-9/11 drama. As their chat continues, however, it emerges that Khan has much more on his mind than the past.
Cast
Cast
Riz Ahmed, Kate Hudson, Liev Schreiber, Kiefer Sutherland, Om Puri, Shabana Azmi, Haluk Bilginer, Martin Donovan, Nelsan Ellis, Meesha Shafi
Director
Director
Mira Nair
Genres
Genres
Thrillers, Political Thrillers, Political Dramas, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent Blind Horizon on DVD Blind Horizon
Synopsis
Frank (Val Kilmer) wakes up in a small desert town with a severe head wound and no memory, but he has a nagging suspicion that he knows something about a plot to assassinate the U.S. president, and that Chloe (Neve Campbell), who claims to be his wife, may be involved. Frank desperately tries to convince Sheriff Kolb (Sam Shepard) that something sinister is afoot. Faye Dunaway and Amy Smart co-star in this suspenseful thriller.
Cast
Cast
Val Kilmer, Neve Campbell, Sam Shepard, Noble Willingham, Amy Smart, Gil Bellows, Giancarlo Esposito, Charles Ortiz, Faye Dunaway
Director
Director
Michael Haussman
Genres
Genres
Thrillers, Political Thrillers, Suspense, Mystery
Rent Mississippi Burning on DVD Mississippi Burning
Synopsis
When two civil rights workers and an African American boy disappear in 1964 Mississippi, two FBI agents with divergent investigative styles move in on a beautician who knows the truth about the local Ku Klux Klan's actions.
Cast
Cast
Gene Hackman, Willem Dafoe, Frances McDormand, Brad Dourif, R. Lee Ermey, Gailard Sartain, Stephen Tobolowsky, Michael Rooker
Director
Director
Alan Parker
Genres
Genres
Drama, Political Thrillers, Crime Dramas, Social Issue Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces
Rent The Purge: Election Year on DVD The Purge: Election Year
Synopsis
In the same horrific future conjured in the original, this second grisly sequel follows the struggles of average citizens frantically trying once again to survive the Purge's 12 hours of legalized mayhem and murder.
Cast
Cast
Frank Grillo, Betty Gabriel, Edwin Hodge, Kyle Secor, Joseph Julian Soria, Mykelti Williamson, Elizabeth Mitchell
Director
Director
James DeMonaco
Genres
Genres
Thrillers, Halloween, Political Thrillers, Crime Thrillers
Rent A Dark Truth on DVD A Dark Truth
Synopsis
To expose a bloody corporate cover-up, a former CIA agent now talk radio host (Andy Garcia) must rescue a desperate activist (Forest Whitaker) and his wife (Eva Longoria) who have escaped with proof of the crime.
Cast
Cast
Andy Garcia, Kim Coates, Deborah Kara Unger, Eva Longoria, Forest Whitaker, Kevin Durand, Lara Daans, Devon Bostick, Steven Bauer, Al Sapienza
Director
Director
Damian Lee
Genres
Genres
Thrillers, Political Thrillers, Action Thrillers, Suspense
Rent The Odessa File on DVD The Odessa File
Synopsis
Set in 1963, this political thriller follows a freelance German reporter as he gets involved in the hunt for a former concentration camp commander who -- with the aid of a secret organization called Odessa -- vanished after World War II.
Cast
Cast
Jon Voight, Maximilian Schell, Maria Schell, Mary Tamm, Derek Jacobi, Peter Jeffrey, Klaus Lowitsch, Kurt Meisel
Director
Director
Ronald Neame
Genres
Genres
Thrillers, Political Thrillers, Suspense, United Kingdom
Rent The Pentagon Papers on DVD The Pentagon Papers
Synopsis
This compelling political drama is based on the true story of high-ranking Pentagon official Daniel Ellsberg (James Spader), who, during the Nixon era, strove to preserve American democracy by leaking top-secret documents to the <i>New York Times</i> and <i>Washington Post</i>. The documents in question would eventually become famous as the Pentagon Papers, which revealed the true reasons for U.S. involvement in Vietnam. Alan Arkin and Paul Giamatti co-star.
Cast
Cast
James Spader, Claire Forlani, Paul Giamatti, Alan Arkin, Kenneth Welsh, Maria del Mar, Sean McCann, James Downing, Richard Fitzpatrick, Jonas Chernick, Amy Price-Francis, Aaron Ashmore, George R. Robertson, Robert Seeliger, Roland Rothchild
Director
Director
Rod Holcomb
Genres
Genres
Drama, Political Dramas, Political Thrillers, Dramas Based on Real Life, Made-for-TV Movies
Rent Silver City on DVD Silver City
Synopsis
Down-home Dicky Pilager (Chris Cooper) can't put a coherent sentence together, but he's running for governor anyway, as a candidate for those looking for an approachable leader. But his campaign hits a snag when he hooks onto a corpse in the middle of a fishing photo op. Journalist Chuck Raven (Richard Dreyfuss) smells a stink -- and a story -- so he hires a gumshoe (Danny Huston) to find out who the corpse is and its connection to the politico.
Cast
Cast
Chris Cooper, Richard Dreyfuss, Daryl Hannah, Thora Birch, Maria Bello, Danny Huston, Tim Roth, Kris Kristofferson, Mary Kay Place, David Clennon, Michael Murphy
Director
Director
John Sayles
Genres
Genres
Drama, Political Dramas, Mystery, Spoofs and Satire, Political Thrillers, Political Comedies
Rent The Deal on DVD The Deal
Synopsis
An adviser for an oil merger learns that a Russian company is involved in a huge cover-up. He receives death threats and keeps mum about the conspiracy, but when his girlfriend is kidnapped by the Russian mob, he must risk his life to save hers.
Cast
Cast
Christian Slater, Selma Blair, Robert Loggia, Colm Feore, Angie Harmon, John Heard, Kevin Tighe, Philip Granger, Jim Thorburn, Françoise Yip, Paul McGillion
Director
Director
Harvey Kahn
Genres
Genres
Thrillers, Political Thrillers, Crime Thrillers, Political Dramas, Crime Dramas, Suspense, Mobster
Rent Missing on DVD Missing
Synopsis
When an American living in South America goes missing, his wife turns to his businessman father for help. But the family soon learns a lesson in political reality ... and the ugly facts about the United States' involvement in Latin America.
Cast
Cast
Jack Lemmon, Sissy Spacek, Melanie Mayron, John Shea, Charles Cioffi, David Clennon, Richard Venture, Jerry Hardin, Richard Bradford, Joe Regalbuto, Keith Szarabajka, John Doolittle, Janice Rule
Director
Director
Costa-Gavras
Genres
Genres
Thrillers, Political Thrillers, Political Dramas, Dramas Based on Real Life, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Mystery, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent Pickup on South Street on DVD Pickup on South Street
Synopsis
A routine subway ride turns out to be anything but when Candy (Jean Peters) is mugged by a man named Skip McCoy (Richard Widmark), who's in search of valuable microfilm that Candy is carrying. Aware of the film's important nature but not its exact contents (government secrets intended for Communist spies), Candy must now enlist the help of her ex-boyfriend Joey (Richard Kiley) to find the thief and get the microfilm back.
Cast
Cast
Richard Widmark, Jean Peters, Thelma Ritter, Murvyn Vye, Richard Kiley, Willis Bouchey, Milburn Stone
Director
Director
Samuel Fuller
Genres
Genres
Classics, Film Noir, Classic Thrillers, Political Thrillers, Espionage Thrillers
Rent Brake on DVD Brake
Synopsis
Secret Service agent Jeremy Reins awakens in the trunk of a car driven by terrorists who are hunting for the president's secret bunker. For Reins, escaping means more than just his own survival: The nation's future hangs in the balance.
Cast
Cast
Stephen Dorff, Chyler Leigh, JR Bourne, Tom Berenger, Bobby Tomberlin, Kali Rocha, King Orba, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Sammy Sheik, Kent Shocknek
Director
Director
Gabe Torres
Genres
Genres
Thrillers, Crime Thrillers, Political Thrillers, Suspense, Psychological Thrillers, Indie Suspense & Thriller
Rent A Few Days in September on DVD A Few Days in September
Synopsis
On Sept. 1, 2001, 10 days before the events that shook the world, CIA agent Elliott (Nick Nolte) disappears. With the help of Elliott's son David (Tom Riley), French agent Ir&#232;ne Montano (Juliette Binoche) scours Venice and Paris to find him, with a bizarre, poetry-reading assassin (John Turturro) on their trail. The clock ticks toward the fateful day, as the information Elliott holds threatens to keep him hidden permanently.
Cast
Cast
Juliette Binoche, John Turturro, Nick Nolte, Sara Forestier, Tom Riley, Mathieu Demy
Director
Director
Santiago Amigorena
Genres
Genres
Thrillers, Espionage Thrillers, Suspense, Political Thrillers, France, Foreign Regions
Rent The Parallax View on DVD The Parallax View
Synopsis
After the assassination of a U.S. senator, a journalist notices that the reporters who witnessed the murder are inexplicably dying. He investigates and finds that the assassination was part of a conspiracy involving a shadowy therapy institute.
Cast
Cast
Warren Beatty, Paula Prentiss, William Daniels, Walter McGinn, Hume Cronyn, Kelly Thordsen, Chuck Waters, Earl Hindman, Richard Bull
Director
Director
Alan J. Pakula
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Thrillers, Political Thrillers, Psychological Thrillers, Suspense, Mystery
Rent Cleanskin on DVD Cleanskin
Synopsis
A burned-out secret service agent must pursue a deadly suicide bomber and dismantle a terrorist cell that is wreaking havoc on the streets of London. The target, meanwhile, reveals what set him on the path toward becoming a murderous extremist.
Cast
Cast
Sean Bean, Charlotte Rampling, Abhin Galeya, Tom Burke, Tuppence Middleton, Peter Polycarpou, Silas Carson, James Fox, Michelle Ryan
Director
Director
Hadi Hajaig
Genres
Genres
Thrillers, Crime Thrillers, Political Thrillers, Espionage Thrillers, United Kingdom
Rent White Nights on DVD White Nights
Synopsis
In this dance-filled drama (which won an Oscar for original song), Mikhail Baryshnikov plays ballet star Nikolai Rodchenko, a Russian defector who finds himself back in the Soviet Union after an emergency forces his plane to land there. This time, the KGB wants to make certain he stays in the country. Confined to his old apartment and supervised by an American dancer (Gregory Hines), who may or may not be trustworthy, Rodchenko plots his escape.
Cast
Cast
Mikhail Baryshnikov, Gregory Hines, Jerzy Skolimowski, Helen Mirren, Geraldine Page, Isabella Rossellini, John Glover, Stefan Gryff
Director
Director
Taylor Hackford
Genres
Genres
Drama, Political Dramas, Political Thrillers, Ballet & Modern Dance
Rent Inescapable on DVD Inescapable
Synopsis
Adib, who has created a new life for himself in Toronto, returns to his native Syria when his daughter vanishes in Damascus. But his past haunts him at every turn, and he struggles to keep his own secrets from those trying to help in his search.
Cast
Cast
Alexander Siddig, Joshua Jackson, Marisa Tomei, Oded Fehr, Saad Siddiqui, Fadia Nadda, Bonnie Lee Bouman, Jay Anstey
Director
Director
Ruba Nadda
Genres
Genres
Thrillers, Political Thrillers, Crime Thrillers, Action Thrillers, Suspense
Rent Carlos: Miniseries on DVD Carlos: Miniseries
Synopsis
Over the course of two decades, an elusive Venezuelan terrorist pulls off assassination plots, abductions and bombings across Europe and the Middle East and carries out devastating acts of politically motivated violence.
Cast
Cast
Édgar Ramírez , Alexander Scheer, Alejandro Arroyo, Fadi Abi Samra, Ahmad Kaabour, Talal El-Jordi, Juana Acosta, Nora von Waldstätten, Christoph Bach, Rodney El Haddad, Julia Hummer
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Drama, TV Miniseries, Biographies, Crime Dramas, Political Dramas, Crime Thrillers, Political Thrillers, Dramas Based on Real Life, 20th Century Period Pieces, TV Crime Dramas, TV Dramas, France, Period Pieces
Rent Executive Action on DVD Executive Action
Synopsis
Based on the novel <i>Rush to Judgment</i>, this chilling drama purports that JFK's assassination was a conspiracy concocted by military and industrial leaders. Burt Lancaster, Will Geer and Robert Ryan star as the three right-wing architects of the scheme. Viewing Kennedy's policies as a threat to their financial and political interests, the powerful trio hatches a plan that gains insidious momentum, culminating in the tragic events of Nov. 22, 1963.
Cast
Cast
Burt Lancaster, Robert Ryan, Will Geer, Gilbert Green, John Anderson, Paul Carr, Colby Chester, Ed Lauter, Walter Brooke, John Brascia, Richard Bull
Director
Director
David Miller
Genres
Genres
Classics, Political Dramas, Political Thrillers, Classic Dramas, Action Classics, Dramas Based on Real Life
Rent The Osterman Weekend on DVD The Osterman Weekend
Synopsis
An investigative reporter for a TV news show throws a big soiree every year to which he invites his closest friends. But the C.I.A. dumps a wet blanket on the festivities when they tell him that his "friends" are really Soviet agents. Who do you believe? This pulse-pounding thriller stars Rutger Hauer, Craig T. Nelson, Dennis Hopper, John Hurt and Meg Foster. This was director Sam Peckinpah's final film, adapted from the novel by Robert Ludlum.
Cast
Cast
Rutger Hauer, John Hurt, Craig T. Nelson, Dennis Hopper, Chris Sarandon, Meg Foster, Helen Shaver, Cassie Yates, Sandy McPeak, Christopher Starr, Burt Lancaster
Director
Director
Sam Peckinpah
Genres
Genres
Thrillers, Espionage Thrillers, Psychological Thrillers, Political Thrillers, Dramas Based on the Book, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature
Rent Hidden Agenda on DVD Hidden Agenda
Synopsis
This politically charged thriller stars Frances McDormand as Ingrid Jessner, a member of a panel investigating British atrocities in Northern Ireland who's determined to find out the truth behind her boyfriend's assassination.
Cast
Cast
Frances McDormand, Brian Cox, Brad Dourif, Mai Zetterling, Ian McElhinney, Maurice Roëves, Bernard Archard, John Benfield, Bernard Bloch
Director
Director
Ken Loach
Genres
Genres
Thrillers, Political Thrillers, Crime Thrillers, Crime Dramas, Mystery, United Kingdom
Rent Land of the Blind on DVD Land of the Blind
Synopsis
Set in an unnamed place and time, this allegorical satire centers on Ralph Fiennes, who stars as an idealistic soldier whose illicit friendship with political prisoner Thorne (Donald Sutherland) leads him to rise against his country's totalitarian government. But after Thorne, an outspoken critic of corruption, persuades Joe (Fiennes) to lead a coup d'etat, Joe learns the true price of power. Robert Edwards writes and directs.
Cast
Cast
Ralph Fiennes, Donald Sutherland, Tom Hollander, Lara Flynn Boyle, Camilla Rutherford, Marc Warren, Robert Daws, Don Warrington, Ron Cook, Laura Fraser
Director
Director
Robert Edwards
Genres
Genres
Thrillers, Political Thrillers, Political Dramas
Rent Interview with the Assassin on DVD Interview with the Assassin
Synopsis
An out-of-work TV reporter stumbles on the story of the century when his ex-Marine neighbor admits he was the second gunman on the legendary "grassy knoll" in Dallas -- the gunman who actually killed President Kennedy.
Cast
Cast
Raymond J. Barry, Dylan Haggerty, Renee Faia, Kelsey Kemper, Dennis Lau, Christel Khalil, Jared McVay, Kate Williamson, Jack Tate, Jim Hiser, Mike Wood, Darrell Sandeen
Director
Director
Neil Burger
Genres
Genres
Drama, Political Dramas, Political Thrillers, Crime Thrillers, Suspense
Rent Dirty War on DVD Dirty War
Synopsis
London sets the stage for this 21st century thriller about a major terrorist attack. The HBO feature follows both the terrorists as they plan the attack and the police and intelligence forces as they uncover the plot and try to apprehend the terrorists. After a detonation in central London, the story shifts to emergency procedures in the aftermath of a "dirty bomb" explosion. Louise Delamere, William El-Gardi and Alastair Galbraith star.
Cast
Cast
Louise Delamere, Koel Purie, William El-Gardi, Helen Schlesinger, Ewan Stewart, Martin Savage, Alistair Galbraith, Joanne Adams, Tony Dolan, Shamshad Akhtar
Director
Director
Daniel Percival
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Genres
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Rent Omar on DVD Omar
Synopsis
With his girlfriend, Nadia, living on the other side of an Israeli-built boundary wall, young Palestinian Omar regularly scales it to visit her. But he faces even greater obstacles after a lethal confrontation with an Israeli soldier.
Cast
Cast
Adam Bakri, Eyad Hourani, Samer Bisharat, Waleed Zuaiter, Leem Lubani
Director
Director
Hany Abu-Assad
Genres
Genres
Drama, Political Dramas, Political Thrillers, Romantic Dramas, Social Issue Dramas, Foreign Dramas, Arabic Language, Middle East
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Synopsis
Taking refuge in a shabby Brooklyn motel after narrowly surviving a failed mission in Eastern Europe, Black Ops soldier Malcolm Gray (Idris Elba) begins to disintegrate mentally as he broods over the legacy of his actions in this taut psychological thriller. Haunted by his demons while holed up in his room, Malcolm ponders the ascent of his brother (Eamonn Walker), an ambitious senator with designs on the presidency.
Cast
Cast
Idris Elba, William Hope, Monique Gabriela Curnen, Richard Brake, Clarke Peters, Julian Wadham, Gerald Kyd, Mem Ferda, Niall Greig Fulton, John Kazek, Eamonn Walker
Director
Director
Thomas Ikimi
Genres
Genres
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Adapted from Joseph Conrad's novel, this spy thriller set in 1894 London centers on Verloc (Bob Hoskins), who harbors a bigger secret than the porn photos he sells: He's an anarchist and an operative for the Russian government. But when he botches an attempt to blow up the Greenwich Observatory, it sets in motion events that sweep the guilty and the guiltless into the jaws of justice. Patricia Arquette, Jim Broadbent and Robin Williams co-star.
Cast
Cast
Bob Hoskins, Patricia Arquette, Gérard Depardieu, Jim Broadbent, George Spelvin, Christian Bale, Roger Hammond, Eddie Izzard, Ralph Nossek, Robin Williams
Director
Director
Christopher Hampton
Genres
Genres
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As the European communist bloc is collapsing, Katrine's quiet life in Norway is interrupted by questions about her early years in East Germany. With the truth about her past catching up with her, Katrine must try to explain the facts to her family.
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Cast
Juliane Köhler, Sven Nordin, Julia Bache-Wiig, Ken Duken, Liv Ullmann, Rainer Bock, Thomas Lawincky, Klara Manzel, Vicky Krieps, Dennis Storhøi
Director
Director
Georg Maas
Genres
Genres
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This rousing political thriller marks the directorial debut of action hero Dolph Lundgren, who also stars. Assigned to protect a high-ranking government official during a secret meeting with a terrorist, security expert Lance Rockford (Lundgren) and his elite team are ambushed. Amid the fiery maelstrom that ensues, Rockford's instincts, loyalties and beliefs are put to the ultimate test. Jerry Springer co-stars as the president.
Cast
Cast
Dolph Lundgren, Jerry Springer, Shakara Ledard, Thomas Lockyer, Caroline Lee Johnson, Gerald Kyd, Ian Porter, Howard Antony, Geoffrey Burton, Iddo Goldberg
Director
Director
Dolph Lundgren
Genres
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Synopsis
Faded movie star Lee Winters (Jane Fonda) takes over the reins at her husband's multimillion-dollar petrochemical company after he's inexplicably murdered in this gripping cautionary tale from director Alan J. Pakula. With the corporation in financial trouble, Lee turns to banker Hubbell Smith (Kris Kristofferson) for help. But in the process of trying to save the business, they uncover a plot to sabotage the West's economy.
Cast
Cast
Jane Fonda, Kris Kristofferson, Hume Cronyn, Josef Sommer, Bob Gunton, Macon McCalman, Ron Frazier, Jodi Long, Crocker Nevin, Marvin Chatinover
Director
Director
Alan J. Pakula
Genres
Genres
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Rent A Different Loyalty on DVD A Different Loyalty
Synopsis
Sharon Stone and Rupert Everett star as war correspondents who wed after meeting on assignment in the Middle East -- only to have Cold War politics rip them apart -- in this drama based on a true story. When Leo Cauffield (Everett) seemingly vanishes into thin air, his wife, Sally (Stone), sets out to find the truth, never dreaming her search will lead her behind the Iron Curtain and into the KGB's waiting arms.
Cast
Cast
Sharon Stone, Rupert Everett, Julian Wadham, Michael Cochrane, Ann Lambton, Jim Piddock, Richard McMillan, Mimi Kuzyk, Emily VanCamp, Tamara Hope, Mark Rendall, Damir Andrei, John Bourgeois
Director
Director
Marek Kanievska
Genres
Genres
Thrillers, Espionage Thrillers, Political Thrillers, Mystery, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Real Life, Period Pieces
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