20 Movies Like Syriana (2005)

1 Bridge of Spies (2015) ★ 7.6

Similar to Syriana (2005)?

Set against the backdrop of a series of real historical events, the film tells the story of Brooklyn lawyer James Donovan, who finds himself in the midst of the Cold War when the CIA sends him on an almost impossible mission - to negotiate the release of a captured American U2 spy plane pilot in the USSR.

2 Argo (2012) ★ 7.7

Similar to Syriana (2005)?

Acting under the cover of a Hollywood producer scouting a location for a science fiction film, a CIA agent launches a dangerous operation to rescue six Americans in Tehran during the U.S. hostage crisis in Iran in 1979.

3 The Post (2017) ★ 7.2

Similar to Syriana (2005)?

A cover-up spanning four U.S. Presidents pushes the country's first female newspaper publisher and her editor to join an unprecedented battle between press and government.

4 Official Secrets (2019) ★ 7.3

Like Syriana (2005) film?

The true story of a British whistleblower who leaked information to the press about an illegal NSA spy operation designed to push the UN Security Council into sanctioning the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

5 Backstabbing for Beginners (2018) ★ 6.2

Like Syriana (2005) film?

A young program coordinator at the United Nations stumbles upon a conspiracy involving Iraq's oil reserves.

6 The Sentinel (2006) ★ 6.1

Like Syriana (2005) film?

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 Secret Service Protective Intelligence Division agent.

7 Rendition (2007) ★ 6.8

Like Syriana (2005) film?

When a terrorist bombing in North Africa kills 19 incl. an American, an Egyptian chemical engineer flying from South Africa to his wife in USA, is arrested upon arriving USA. He disappears. His wife asks senator for help.

8 The Kingdom (2007) ★ 7.0

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

9 Babel (2006) ★ 7.5

Tragedy strikes a married couple on vacation in the Moroccan desert, touching off an interlocking story involving four different families.

10 Charlie Wilson's War (2007) ★ 7.0

A drama based on a Texas congressman Charlie Wilson's covert dealings in Afghanistan, where his efforts to assist rebels in their war with the Soviets have some unforeseen and long-reaching effects.

11 State of Play (2009) ★ 7.1

12 The Interpreter (2005) ★ 6.4

Political intrigue and deception unfold inside the United Nations, where a U.S. Secret Service agent is assigned to investigate an interpreter who overhears an assassination plot.

13 The Manchurian Candidate (2004) ★ 6.6

In the midst of the Gulf War, soldiers are kidnapped and brainwashed for sinister purposes.

14 Munich (2005) ★ 7.5

After the Black September capture and massacre of Israeli athletes at the 1972 Olympics, five men are chosen to eliminate the people responsible for that fateful day.

15 Traffic (2000) ★ 7.6

Is Traffic (2000) similar to Syriana (2005) film?

A conservative judge is appointed by the President to spearhead America's escalating war against drugs, only to discover that his teenage daughter is a crack addict. Two DEA agents protect an informant. A jailed drug baron's wife ...

16 The Constant Gardener (2005) ★ 7.4

Is The Constant Gardener (2005) similar to Syriana (2005) film?

A widower is determined to get to the bottom of a potentially explosive secret involving his wife's murder, big business, and corporate corruption.

17 Red Sparrow (2018) ★ 6.6

Is Red Sparrow (2018) similar to Syriana (2005) film?

Ballerina Dominika Egorova is recruited to 'Sparrow School,' a Russian intelligence service where she is forced to use her body as a weapon. Her first mission, targeting a C.I.A. agent, threatens to unravel the security of both nations.

18 Fair Game (2010) ★ 6.8

Is Fair Game (2010) similar to Syriana (2005) film?

CIA operative Valerie Plame discovers her identity is allegedly leaked by the government as payback for an op-ed article her husband wrote criticizing the Bush administration.

19 The Report (2019) ★ 7.2

Is The Report (2019) similar to Syriana (2005) film?

Idealistic Senate staffer Daniel J. Jones, tasked by his boss to lead an investigation into the CIA's post 9/11 Detention and Interrogation Program, uncovers shocking secrets.

20 Body of Lies (2008) ★ 7.1

Is Body of Lies (2008) similar to Syriana (2005) film?

The CIA is hunting the leader of a series of terrorist attacks. Roger Ferris is a national intelligence agent, moving around the world trying to prevent any unwanted events. An eye in the sky, a satellite, watches over him. On the other end of this connection is CIA veteran Ed Hoffman, who tracks events from afar.

The closer Ferris gets to his goal, the more clearly he realizes that trust is both a dangerous thing and the only thing that will keep him alive.

More lists of similar films