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 serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense, clever and twists and turns films and TV shows about / with manipulations, manipulation, dishonesty, murder, betrayal, crimes, mentor, deception, dialogue and storytelling plots mostly in Thriller, Drama and Crime genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as manipulations: House of Cards (2013), The Blacklist (2013), Now You See Me (2013), Exam (2009), Lucky Number Slevin (2006), 13 Sins (2014), Inception (2010), The Borgias (2011), Unknown (2011), How to Get Away with Murder (2014).

List of manipulations movies

 8.7
 474K
House of Cards (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 51 min.
TV show
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, witty, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: politics, manipulations, political intrigue, state affairs, manipulation, lobbyist, political corruption, intrigue, blind ambition, media, white house, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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 8.0
 208K
The Blacklist (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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, tense, clever, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fbi, special agents, master criminal, unlikely partners, investigation, manipulations, mind game, law enforcement, partners, danger, terrorism, intrigue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2020s, 2010s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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 7.2
 610K
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, entertaining, breathtaking, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, cons and scams, perfect crime, teamwork, mind game, outsmarting, scheme, mastermind, illusionist, fbi, magic trick, manipulations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: las vegas, new orleans, new york, paris france, usa ...
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 6.8
 108K
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: mind bending, psychological, surprise ending, captivating, serious ...
Plot: mind game, plot twist, ambition, psychologist, psychology, rivalry, manipulations, confinement indoors, mystery, surveillance, intrigue, human nature ...
Time: future
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Lucky Number Slevin (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, UK, 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: surprise ending, neo noir, clever, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master criminal, manipulations, crime, mysterious character, disorder, mistaken identity, twists & turns, deception, crimes, mafia, mystery, hitman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 1979
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 6.3
 34K
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, twists and turns, twist ending, serious, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manipulations, mysterious character, greed, on the run, game, graphic violence, mind game, manipulation, psychology, blackmail, money, serial killer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new orleans
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 8.8
 2.1M
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, cerebral, twist ending ...
Plot: parallel world, mind control, alternate reality, virtual reality, subconscious, life philosophy, teamwork, fictional reality, manipulations, haunted by the past, existentialism, perfect crime ...
Time: near future, 2010s
Place: japan, los angeles, paris france, tokyo, new york ...
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 7.9
 49K
The Borgias (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, Hungary, Ireland, Canada
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
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: clever, captivating, serious, epic, stylized ...
Plot: historical character, siblings relations, lust, brother sister incest, intrigue, rivalry, manipulations, sex scene, clergy, sin, greed, strong sexual content ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century
Place: rome italy, italy, europe, florence
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 6.8
 253K
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: twists and turns, surprise ending, suspenseful, mind bending, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: memory loss, chase, uncover truth, conspiracy, coma, investigation, mysterious character, manipulations, disorder, life turned upside down, danger, hidden identity ...
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.
TV show
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, realistic, captivating, bleak
Plot: murder, hotshot lawyer, murder mystery, legal, teachers and students, court case, defense attorney, law student, lawyer, crimes, courtroom, manipulations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, philadelphia
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 5.5
 9K
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, realistic, suspenseful, stylized, tense
Audience: teens
Plot: youth, mind game, manipulations, computers and web, teenage life, deadly, friendship, manipulation, lifestyle, rivalry, dishonesty, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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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, twists and turns, suspenseful, psychological, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: destiny, fall in love, changing the past or future, alternate reality, fictional reality, mind control, forbidden love, power of love, teleportation, manipulations, foreknowledge, true love ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, united states
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 7.6
 349K
Inside Man (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Bank robber Dalton Russell enters a Manhattan bank, locks the doors and takes hostages, working methodically and without haste. Detective Frazier is assigned to negotiate, but his mind is occupied with the corruption charges he is facing. With an ...
Style: clever, tricky, tense, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: heist, bank robbery, master criminal, perfect crime, hostage, bank, crime, thief, robbery, manipulations, police detective, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, manhattan, new york city
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The Lincoln Lawyer (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A lawyer conducts business from the back of his Lincoln town car while representing a high-profile client in Beverly Hills.
Style: clever, serious, captivating, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: lawyer, courtroom drama, courtroom, legal investigation, court, murder, hotshot lawyer, mind game, legal, trial, crimes, arrest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, beverly hills, los angeles, california, san francisco
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Interview with the Vampire (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, captivating, suspenseful, gloomy, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: vampire, immortality, supernatural, loneliness, vampire human love, haunted by the past, goth, dark hero, human nature, manipulations, bonding, victim ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, victorian era, 1870s, georgian era ...
Place: paris france, san francisco, new orleans, louisiana, usa ...
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 6.7
 20K
Easy Virtue (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young Englishman marries a glamorous American. When he brings her home to meet the parents, she arrives like a blast from the future - blowing their entrenched British stuffiness out the window.
Style: witty, humorous, feel good, stylized, light ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: culture clash, family relations, high society, manipulations, eccentric family, fish out of water, dishonesty, love and romance, mind game, parents and children, manipulation, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 20s, 1930s, 1960s ...
Place: england, europe, britain, france, london
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 7.3
 22K
Loft (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Belgium
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Five close friends, all of them married, share a loft to meet their mistresses. One day they find the body of a young woman in the loft. Since there are only five keys to the loft, the five men begin to suspect each other of murder.
Style: psychological, twists and turns, cynical, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: betrayal, infidelity, mistress, uncover truth, investigation, blackmail, manipulations, surveillance, architect, friendship, murder, multiple suspects ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, belgium
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Cruel Intentions 2 (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: This takes place several years before Cruel Intentions, back to when Kathryn first meets Sebastian, their sexual attraction to each other and their enjoyment in destroying the lives of their peers.
Style: suspense, cynical, semi serious, weird, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: private school, manipulations, mind game, betrayal, teenager, love and romance, youth, teenage life, sexual relations, school, infidelity, manipulation ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, england, europe, usa, manhattan new york city
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 5.6
 822
Obsessed (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A woman claims she had an affair with a married neurosurgeon and stands trial for allegedly harassing him.
Style: bleak, tense, suspenseful, psychological, serious ...
Plot: obsession, manipulations, dangerous attraction, psychiatrist, mind game, mental illness, dishonesty, infidelity, prison, doctor, manipulation, doctors and patients ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois
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American Horror Story (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: American Horror Story is an anthology horror drama series.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, captivating, tense, scary ...
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, ghost, mental institution, nightmare, death, danger, witch, insanity, nun, evil, evil force ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 60s, year 1952 ...
Place: new orleans, los angeles, usa, massachusetts, north carolina ...
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The Usual Suspects (1995)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Held in an L.A. interrogation room, Verbal Kint attempts to convince the feds that a mythic crime lord, Keyser Soze, not only exists, but was also responsible for drawing him and his four partners into a multi-million dollar heist that ended with an ...
Style: twists and turns, surprise ending, neo noir, confusing, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master criminal, plot twist, heist, crimes, interrogation, manipulations, manipulation, mysterious character, dishonesty, criminal, theft, mystery ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1981, 1990s, 80s
Place: los angeles, new york, hungary, turkey, manhattan new york city
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 6.8
 234K
21 (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Ben Campbell is a young, highly intelligent, student at M.I.T. in Boston who strives to succeed. Wanting a scholarship to transfer to Harvard School of Medicine with the desire to become a doctor, Ben learns that he cannot afford the $300,000 for ...
Style: surprise ending, twists and turns, exciting, suspense, intellectual ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: gambling, casino, prodigy, card game, talented, professor, student, cheating, manipulations, friendship, mathematics, manipulation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa, harvard university, boston, massachusetts
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 8.1
 969K
The Truman Show (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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: thought provoking, philosophical, interesting, touching, surreal ...
Plot: self discovery, freedom, deception, fictional reality, fictional reality show, manipulations, hidden camera, voyeurism, loneliness, suspicion, dishonesty, suburban life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, future
Place: usa, florida
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 6.6
 225K
Focus (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Argentina
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Nicky, a veteran con artist, takes a novice named Jess under his wing. While Nicky teaches Jess the tricks of the trade, the pair become romantically involved; but, when Jess gets uncomfortably close, Nicky ends their relationship. Three years ...
Style: twists and turns, exciting, semi serious, humorous, suspenseful ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: fall in love, mind game, cons and scams, heist, partners, femme fatale, female thief, con artists, manipulations, rivalry, love and romance, seduction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, argentina, new orleans, south america, latin america ...
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 9.4
 1.5M
Breaking Bad (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 49 min.
TV show
Story: When Walter White, a New Mexico chemistry teacher, is diagnosed with Stage III cancer and given a prognosis of only two years left to live, he becomes filled with a sense of fearlessness and an unrelenting desire to secure his family's ...
Style: captivating, tense, serious, psychological, clever ...
Plot: drug dealing, master criminal, life is a bitch, drug lord, crimes, family problems, drugs/alcohol, life turned upside down, drug cartel, unlikely partners, peril, desperation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new mexico, usa, albuquerque new mexico
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 7.0
 185K
Basic Instinct (1992)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, France
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: sexy, erotic, sexual, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: femme fatale, hot and sexy, murder, sexual relations, sex, dangerous attraction, sex addict, seduction, strong sexual content, obsession, manipulation, erotic thriller ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
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Perfect Stranger (2007)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A journalist goes undercover to ferret out businessman Harrison Hill as her best friend's killer. Posing as one of his temps, she enters into a game of online cat-and-mouse.
Style: surprise ending, twists and turns, psychological, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: investigation, mystery, mind game, dishonesty, hidden identity, murder, manipulation, obsessive love, manipulations, uncover truth, seduction, undercover ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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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: neo noir, tense, captivating, suspenseful, interesting ...
Plot: dangerous attraction, police detective, murder, organized crime, police corruption, corpse, police investigation, gunfight, police brutality, prostitute, crimes, murder mystery ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, arizona, united states
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 7.0
 53K
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, contemplative, romantic, realistic, non-linear ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: love at first sight, obsession, love triangle, dating, fall in love, unrequited love, love and romance, manipulations, track down, romance, friendship, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, france
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 6.5
 111K
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, erotic, surprise ending, psychological, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: femme fatale, seduction, dangerous attraction, blackmail, rape, strong sexual content, nudity (full frontal - brief), fatal attraction, teachers and students, desire, mind game, crime ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: florida, usa, everglades, miami, miami beach
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