Skip to comments.Ten political thrillers for Edward Snowden's Netflix queue
Posted on 06/20/2013 4:03:42 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
Does the story of Edward Snowden not scream political thriller?
The 29-year-old analyst disappeared from his Hong Kong hotel room a day after his identity was revealed as the person responsible for leaking secrets about U.S. government surveillance programs.
In his 12-minute video interview with the Guardian's Glenn Greenwald, Snowden said the CIA could grab him at any moment or pay off a Chinese triad to kill him.
Its the perfect plot: An average employee defies laws in order to give the public the chance to react against alleged government actions, all while putting his own life at risk.
We've seen this story line before at the movies. Wherever Snowden is holed up, he may look to these political thrillers for inspiration or an unsettling look at his possible future.
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Thanks for the list...I’ve seen some of these, I watched the Netflix version of House of Cards, it was pretty good, but I thought the British version was far superior.
I saw Enemy of the State and The Informant which were ok. I really liked the new House of Cards. The rest I have not watched. Are they really any good? I do have Netflix.
Someone on FR mentioned that "The Conversation" and "Enemy of State" with Gene Hackman is very like DIA's ability to "watch and listen" to whomever they desire.
Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!
You forgot Eraser....
I didn't write the list. I might have added "Minority Report" because when he's on the run every advertisement is tailored to him because of all the electronic recognition technology.
Not On netflixs but perfect for TIA and NSA ‘Person of Interest’
“To Play The King” is the follow up to the UK H of C and can be found on YouTube. Great series. Like the new one, too, and am awaiting the release of Chapter 2.
Where’s Jason Bourne?
BBC series “The Last Enemy”
This series really scared me when I watched it a few years ago. Thinking how it was all possible with the Patriot Act but thankful we lived in America, not Britain. And now, a lot of it is in fact hsppening here.
If Snowden got the idea he's Jason Bourne then he's already dead.
How about V for Vendetta?
Yeah...Damon would never play him in the movie—more like Michael Cera.
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