With the right blend of tension, drama, suspense, artistry, narrative arc and comedic relief, ‘Argo’ reaches the heights of a near-perfect film that every filmmaker aspires to make. While the film does take few cinematic liberties for the convenience of the script, it’s all done in spirit of heightening the tension so much so that you might find yourself gasping in awe or clutching your fists several times during its play. And the peak of that ever-growing tension reaches during climax, which puts a befitting end to the dramatic suspense.
Based on true events, Argo is a story of the unbounded and exemplary display of adventurousness and audacity. On November 4, 1979 as the Iranian revolution against Americans reaches its boiling point, protesters storm US embassy in Tehran, taking 52 Americans hostage. In the midst of chaos, six Americans manage to slip away and find refuge in the home of Canadian ambassador. Knowing it is only a matter of time before all six are found out and likely executed, a CIA exfiltration expert named Tony Mendez (Ben Affleck) comes up with a risky plan to get them safely out of Iran. A plan that on the face of it can only be pulled off in movies. Here is the list of movies similar to Argo that are our recommendations. You can watch several of these movies like Argo on Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime.
10. Inside Man (2006)
Inside Man is basically heist movie, not a spy thriller. Dalton Russell (Clive Owen) and his group of friends are robbing a bank but Detective Keith Frazier (Denzel Washington) doesn’t know why are these people robbing this bank because he is not convinced that it is actually a bank robbery. He knows something is up. This movie has great humor time to time to break things up. The film unfolds at a nice pace satisfying its audiences.
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9. The Man From U.N.C.L.E(2015)