Manipulations movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant manipulations movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, clever, stylized, suspenseful and interesting films and TV shows about / with manipulations, dishonesty, murder, dialogue, mentor, catastrophe, twists & turns, storytelling, deception and betrayal plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as manipulations: Inception (2010), Exam (2009), Now You See Me (2013), House of Cards (2013), 13 Sins (2014), Lucky Number Slevin (2006), The Truman Show (1998), Unknown (2011), How to Get Away with Murder (2014), The Adjustment Bureau (2011).
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House of Cards (2013)
Drama
USA
51 min.
 8.9
Now You See Me (2013)
Crime, Mystery, Thriller
USA, France
115 min.
 7.3
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Backstabbing for Beginners (2018)
Drama, History, Romance, Thriller
Denmark, Canada, USA
108 min.
 6.2
Keep Watching (2017)
Horror, Thriller
USA
89 min.
 4.4

List of manipulations movies

 8.8
 1.7M
Inception (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 148 min.
Story: Cobb, a skilled thief who commits corporate espionage by infiltrating the subconscious of his targets is offered a chance to regain his old life as payment for a task considered to be impossible: "inception", the implantation of another ...
Style: psychological, mind bending, clever, serious, exciting ...
Plot: manipulations, parallel world, haunted by the past, teamwork, hi-tech, perfect crime, virtual reality, mind control, imagination, redemption, impersonating, dishonesty ...
Time: 2010s, near future
Place: los angeles, paris france, sydney australia, japan
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 6.9
 90K
Exam (2009)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The final candidates for a highly desirable corporate job are locked together in an exam room and given a test so simple and confusing that tension begins to unravel.
Style: psychological, mind bending, tense, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: mind game, manipulations, psychologist, ambition, human nature, rivalry, surveillance, intrigue, mystery, room, confinement indoors, suspicion ...
Time: future
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 7.3
 531K
Now You See Me (2013)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An FBI agent and an Interpol detective track a team of illusionists who pull off bank heists during their performances and reward their audiences with the money.
Style: surprise ending, clever, twists and turns, entertaining, intellectual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mind game, manipulations, scheme, fbi, wizards and magicians, teamwork, cons and scams, investigation, mastermind, bank robbery, heist, perfect crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: las vegas, new orleans, new york, usa, chicago illinois ...
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 8.9
 408K
House of Cards (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 51 min.
Story: Set in present day Washington, D.C., House of Cards is the story of Frank Underwood, a ruthless and cunning politician, and his wife Claire who will stop at nothing to conquer everything. This wicked political drama penetrates the shadowy world of ...
Style: serious, cynical, clever, witty, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: political intrigue, manipulations, politics, state affairs, blind ambition, political corruption, intrigue, lobbyist, white house, postmodernism, drugs/alcohol, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c., u.s. capitol building
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 6.3
 28K
13 Sins (2014)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A bright but meek salesman, drowning in debt as he's about to get married, receives a mysterious phone call informing him that he's on a hidden camera game show where he must execute 13 tasks to receive a multi-million dollar cash prize.
Style: psychological, scary, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manipulations, mind game, mysterious character, greed, serial killer, on the run, survival, plot twist, money, brutality, psychology, conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, usa
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Lucky Number Slevin (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Slevin is mistakenly put in the middle of a personal war between the city’s biggest criminal bosses. Under constant watch, Slevin must try not to get killed by an infamous assassin and come up with an idea of how to get out of his current dilemma. ...
Style: suspenseful, clever, twists and turns, mind bending, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master criminal, crime, mysterious character, manipulations, mistaken identity, assassin, deception, missing person, crimes, disorder, mystery, organized crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 8.1
 796K
The Truman Show (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Truman Burbank is the star of "The Truman Show", a 24-hour-a-day "reality" TV show that broadcasts every aspect of his life -- live and in color -- without his knowledge. His entire life has been an unending soap opera for ...
Style: touching, thought provoking, clever, surreal, psychological ...
Plot: self discovery, manipulations, freedom, tv show, dishonesty, voyeurism, hollywood, loneliness, suburban life, fictional reality show, alternate reality, fictional reality ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, future
Place: usa, florida
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 6.9
 229K
Unknown (2011)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, France, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: An American biologist attending a conference in Berlin awakens from a coma after a car accident, only to discover that someone has taken his identity and that no one, not even his wife, believes him. With the help of an illegal immigrant and a ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, serious, mind bending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: memory loss, manipulations, uncover truth, life turned upside down, mysterious character, coma, taxi driver, investigation, hotel, hidden identity, hospital, mind game ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2011, 2010s
Place: germany, berlin germany
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How to Get Away with Murder (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: A sexy, suspense-driven legal thriller about a group of ambitious law students and their brilliant, mysterious criminal defense professor. They become entangled in a murder plot and will shake the entire university and change the course of their ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, captivating, realistic, bleak
Plot: murder, hotshot lawyer, legal, crimes, teachers and students, manipulations, lgbt, college, law student, court case, courtroom, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, philadelphia
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The Adjustment Bureau (2011)
Genre: Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A man glimpses the future Fate has planned for him – and chooses to fight for his own destiny. Battling the powerful Adjustment Bureau across, under and through the streets of New York, he risks his destined greatness to be with the only woman ...
Style: mind bending, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: destiny, fall in love, forbidden love, manipulations, changing the past or future, true love, senator, politician, fictional reality, supernatural, dancer, foreknowledge ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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 6.5
 99K
Wild Things (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When teen-socialite Kelly Van Ryan and troubled bad girl Suzie Toller accuse guidance counselor Sam Lombardo of rape, he's suspended by the school, rejected by the town, and fighting to get his life back. One cop suspects conspiracy, but ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, psychological, twists and turns, erotic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: femme fatale, dangerous attraction, seduction, rape, mind game, manipulations, blackmail, desire, teachers and students, conspiracy, passionate interest, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: florida, usa
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 4.5
 10K
Wild Orchid (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A woman lawyer becomes mesmerized by a self-made millionaire during an encounter in Rio setting off a series of erotic encounters.
Style: erotic, sexy, sexual, atmospheric, melancholic ...
Plot: sexual relations, love and romance, sexual awakening, manipulations, dangerous attraction, erotica, forbidden love, love affair, love triangle, destructive relationship, femme fatale, sexual tension ...
Time: 80s
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america
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Bathory: Countess of Blood (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Fantasy, History
Country: Slovakia, Hungary, Czech Republic, UK, France
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Bathory is based on the legends surrounding the life and deeds of Countess Elizabeth Bathory known as the greatest murderess in the history of mankind. Contrary to popular belief, Elizabeth Bathory was a modern Renaissance woman who ultimately fell ...
Style: realistic, stylized, suspenseful, bleak, epic ...
Plot: manipulations, dishonesty, countess, legend, political intrigue, intrigue, palaces castles and temples, state affairs, healing power, ambition, infidelity, blood ...
Time: 17th century, 16th century
Place: hungary, europe
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 5.6
 3K
Kill for Me (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Rent’s a bitch. And that is why, six months after her best friend went missing, Amanda finally gives in to getting another roommate, Hailey. The two college students turn out to have something in common, however: abusive men. For Hailey, it’s ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic, twists and turns
Audience: teens
Plot: roommate, murder, manipulations, woman in danger, uncover truth, danger, dishonesty, haunted by the past, crimes, abuse, deadly, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 7.0
 49K
Wicker Park (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Matthew, a young advertising executive in Chicago, puts his life and a business trip to China on hold when he thinks he sees Lisa, the love of his life who left him without a word two years earlier, walking out of a restaurant one day.
Style: sexy, realistic, serious, romantic, psychological ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: obsession, love triangle, friendship, track down, manipulations, dishonesty, love and romance, betrayal, intrigue, romance, dancer, neighbor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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 6.4
 175K
What Women Want (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Advertising executive Nick Marshall is as cocky as they come, but what happens to a chauvinistic guy when he can suddenly hear what women are thinking? Nick gets passed over for a promotion, but after an accident enables him to hear women's ...
Style: feel good, humorous, cynical, clever, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: womanizer, workplace romance, supernatural ability, love and romance, battle of the sexes, manipulations, fall in love, women, telepathy, misogyny, advertising executive, boss and employee ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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Intolerable Cruelty (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A revenge-seeking gold digger marries a womanizing Beverly Hills lawyer with the intention of making a killing in the divorce.
Style: witty, clever, stylized, romantic, sexy ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: battle of the sexes, hotshot lawyer, unlikely couple, manipulations, lawyer, verbal byplay, marriage of convenience, opposites attract, cons and scams, fall in love, love and romance, breakup ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1930s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, malibu california, las vegas
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The Master and Margarita (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 500 min.
Story: The Master and Margarita is a Russian TV mini-series, based on the novel written by Soviet writer Mikhail Bulgakov between 1928 and 1940.
Style: atmospheric, stylized, suspenseful, captivating, classic literature ...
Plot: heaven and hell, deal with the devil, manipulations, chaos and mayhem, temptation, society, religions or cults, black magic, supernatural, politics, curses spells and rituals, mystery ...
Time: 30s, ancient history
Place: russia, holy land, middle east, israel, jerusalem ...
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 7.9
 12K
UnREAL (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Set against the backdrop of a hit dating competition show, "UnREAL" is led by Rachel, a young staffer whose sole job is to manipulate her relationships with and among the contestants to get the vital dramatic and outrageous footage the ...
Style: realistic, biting, twists and turns, entertaining, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: media, showbiz, dishonesty, manipulations, media satire, artists and showbiz, reality tv, workplace intrigue, tv show, workplace situations, blind ambition, eligible bachelor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A vampire relates his epic life story of love, betrayal, loneliness, and dark hunger to an over-curious reporter.
Style: gothic, suspenseful, captivating, serious, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: vampire, immortality, supernatural, loneliness, haunted by the past, human nature, manipulations, bonding, victim, teaching the ways of the world, unhappy, dishonesty ...
Time: 18th century, victorian era, 19th century, 1790s, 20th century ...
Place: san francisco, europe, usa, mississippi river, paris france ...
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 8.1
 145K
The Blacklist (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Raymond "Red" Reddington, one of the FBI's most wanted fugitives, surrenders in person at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. He claims that he and the FBI have the same interests: bringing down dangerous criminals and terrorists. In ...
Style: captivating, serious, clever, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fbi, special agents, master criminal, crimes, intrigue, secret, crime, investigation, mind game, danger, unlikely partners, killings ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Cruel Intentions (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Slaking a thirst for dangerous games, Kathryn challenges her stepbrother, Sebastian, to deflower their headmaster's daughter before the summer ends. If he succeeds, the prize is the chance to bed Kathryn. But if he loses, Kathryn will claim his ...
Style: sexual, cynical, clever, entertaining, romantic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: incest, seduction, teenage life, bet, femme fatale, strong sexual content, ego clash, siblings relations, manipulations, manipulation, betrayal, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 18th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 7.9
 44K
The Borgias (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, Hungary, Ireland, Canada
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Set in 15th century Italy at the height of the Renaissance, The Borgias chronicles the corrupt rise of patriarch Rodrigo Borgia to the papacy, where he proceeds to commit every sin in the book to amass and retain power, influence and enormous wealth ...
Style: serious, captivating, clever, epic, sexual ...
Plot: clergy, intrigue, siblings relations, historical character, sin, rivalry, ruler, manipulations, secret, brother sister incest, priest, state affairs ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
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 6.9
 151K
Basic Instinct (1992)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, USA, UK
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A police detective is in charge of the investigation of a brutal murder, in which a beautiful and seductive woman could be involved.
Style: erotic, sexual, sexy, suspenseful, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: femme fatale, murder, dangerous attraction, sexual relations, passionate interest, sex addict, sexualized violence, seduction, sexual tension, hot and sexy, police investigation, sex ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
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L.A. Confidential (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Three detectives in the corrupt and brutal L.A. police force of the 1950s use differing methods to uncover a conspiracy behind the shotgun slayings of the patrons at an all-night diner.
Style: tense, captivating, gloomy, clever, talky ...
Plot: dangerous attraction, murder, police detective, police corruption, prostitute, manipulations, fighting the system, district attorney, domestic violence, corpse, gang, police investigation ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, 1930s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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 5.6
 8K
Chatroom (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When strangers Jim, Eva, Emily and Mo meet William online in his new 'Chelsea Teens!' chatroom, they're completely seduced by his fast-talking, charismatic character. But beneath the surface lies a much darker truth. William is a ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, stylized, tense
Audience: teens
Plot: computers and web, youth, manipulations, mind game, teenage life, friends, rivalry, buddies, friendship, deadly, lifestyle, race against time ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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The Cabin in the Woods (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Five college friends spend the weekend at a remote cabin in the woods, where they get more than they bargained for. Together, they must discover the truth behind the cabin in the woods.
Style: dark humor, scary, suspenseful, surreal, humorous ...
Plot: survival, in the woods, death, monster, supernatural, cabin in the woods, weekend, danger, youth, zombie, trapped, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1900s, 2000s, 20th century ...
Place: usa
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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Two con men try to settle their rivalry by betting on who can swindle a young American heiress out of $50,000 first.
Style: clever, talky, humorous, witty, twists and turns ...
Plot: manipulations, bet, farce, cons and scams, wheelchair, roulette, casino, rivalry, paralysis, contests and competitions, crime, luxury ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: french riviera, france, europe, south of france, riviera ...
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 6.9
 102K
Trance (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A violent gang enlists the help of a hypnotherapist in an attempt to locate a painting which somehow vanished in the middle of a heist.
Style: psychological, clever, serious, stylized, surreal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hypnosis, heist, manipulations, crimes, cons and scams, dishonesty, disorder, memory loss, gang, amnesia, crime, neo noir ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england, london
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 5.9
 33K
9½ Weeks (1986)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: An erotic story about a woman, the assistant of an art gallery, who gets involved in an impersonal affair with a man. She barely knows about his life, only about the sex games they play, so the relationship begins to get complicated.
Style: sexy, erotic, sexual, gloomy, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sexual relations, dangerous attraction, love and romance, obsession, mysterious character, destructive relationship, erotica, sexual awakening, couples, love affair, bdsm, strong sexual content ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city
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