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

List of manipulations movies

 8.8
 437K
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, captivating, tense, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: politics, manipulations, political intrigue, state affairs, lobbyist, political corruption, intrigue, blind ambition, white house, power relations, dishonesty, postmodernism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, u.s. capitol building, washington d.c.
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 7.3
 559K
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, twists and turns, intellectual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, cons and scams, scheme, mind game, teamwork, manipulations, perfect crime, fbi, mastermind, outsmarting, thief, wizards and magicians ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: las vegas, new orleans, usa, new york, chicago illinois ...
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 6.8
 97K
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, tense, surprise ending, serious ...
Plot: mind game, manipulations, psychologist, plot twist, ambition, human nature, rivalry, surveillance, confinement indoors, intrigue, room, mystery ...
Time: future
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 6.3
 30K
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, twist ending, scary, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manipulations, mysterious character, mind game, greed, on the run, serial killer, game, unsupportive parent, survival, plot twist, money, brutality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans
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 8.0
 163K
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: tense, captivating, exciting, twists and turns, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fbi, secret, special agents, intrigue, master criminal, danger, investigation, manipulations, unlikely partners, partners, mind game, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
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 8.8
 1.9M
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, suspenseful, cerebral ...
Plot: parallel world, haunted by the past, philosophy, manipulations, mind control, teamwork, redemption, perfect crime, imagination, virtual reality, alternate reality, hi-tech ...
Time: 2010s, near future
Place: sydney australia, paris france, japan, los angeles
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 6.8
 237K
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, surprise ending, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: memory loss, uncover truth, mysterious character, manipulations, investigation, life turned upside down, danger, hidden identity, crimes, coma, mystery, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2011, 2010s
Place: germany, berlin germany
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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: surprise ending, suspenseful, clever, twists and turns, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master criminal, crime, mysterious character, manipulations, mistaken identity, twists & turns, mafia, deception, assassin, disorder, revenge, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1979, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 7.9
 46K
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: captivating, clever, serious, epic, realistic ...
Plot: historical character, siblings relations, brother sister incest, intrigue, priest, clergy, sin, lust, manipulations, strong sexual content, ambition, desire ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century
Place: italy, europe, florence, rome italy
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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, psychological, sentimental, twists and turns ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: destiny, fall in love, changing the past or future, forbidden love, manipulations, foreknowledge, true love, power of love, politician, fictional reality, mind control, senator ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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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, realistic, captivating, bleak
Plot: murder, hotshot lawyer, murder mystery, legal, manipulations, crimes, teachers and students, court case, rivalry, lawyer, college, law student ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, philadelphia
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The Lincoln Lawyer (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, 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, captivating, serious, tense, twists and turns ...
Plot: lawyer, legal investigation, courtroom, hotshot lawyer, mind game, legal, judge, murder, arrest, trial, courtroom drama, manipulations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, beverly hills, california, los angeles
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 8.1
 852K
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: thought provoking, touching, clever, philosophical, motivational ...
Plot: self discovery, freedom, manipulations, fictional reality, dishonesty, deception, loneliness, showbiz, voyeurism, tv show, suburban life, alternate reality ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, future
Place: usa, florida
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 7.0
 51K
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, romantic, psychological, suspense ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: obsession, love triangle, manipulations, love at first sight, track down, friendship, betrayal, dating, sociopath, love and romance, dishonesty, intrigue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois, france
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 5.5
 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, stylized, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Audience: teens
Plot: youth, computers and web, mind game, manipulations, teenage life, friendship, lifestyle, rivalry, deadly, dishonesty, crimes, deception ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 5.6
 792
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: tense, bleak, serious, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: obsession, manipulations, mind game, psychiatrist, dangerous attraction, mental illness, dishonesty, infidelity, prison, doctor, doctors and patients, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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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: surprise ending, suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master criminal, heist, crimes, manipulations, interrogation, neo noir, dishonesty, criminal, theft, mysterious character, mystery, criminal heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1981
Place: seaport, manhattan new york city
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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, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: vampire, immortality, loneliness, supernatural, haunted by the past, vampire human love, manipulations, dark hero, human nature, victim, bonding, unhappy ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, victorian era, 1870s, 1790s ...
Place: louisiana, san francisco, europe, usa, america ...
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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, suspenseful, atmospheric, cynical ...
Plot: police detective, dangerous attraction, murder, organized crime, police investigation, fighting the system, police corruption, domestic violence, gunfight, gang, manipulations, corpse ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, 1930s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, arizona
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 6.8
 216K
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, exciting, suspense, intellectual, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gambling, prodigy, casino, talented, cheating, friendship, manipulations, mathematics, professor, card game, student, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, usa, massachusetts, harvard university, boston ...
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 9.5
 1.3M
Breaking Bad (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 49 min.
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: tense, psychological, captivating, clever, serious ...
Plot: drug dealing, drug lord, life turned upside down, drugs/alcohol, master criminal, double life, crimes, peril, life is a bitch, family problems, desperation, drug cartel ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: new mexico, usa, albuquerque new mexico
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Perfect Stranger (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, 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, psychological, twists and turns, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: investigation, mind game, mystery, murder, manipulations, uncover truth, dishonesty, hidden identity, seduction, undercover, secret, female protagonist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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 5.1
 779
The Watch (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Cassie, a psych student, was kidnapped and traumatized as a child by a disturbed person. To exorcise her demons and to finish her thesis, she decides on an experiment in isolation, working at a secluded watch tower as a fire lookout. But once ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, tense, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: isolation, mind game, manipulations, danger, mystery, haunted by the past, rivalry, female protagonist, supernatural, surveillance, dishonesty, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 5.5
 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, uncover truth, manipulations, danger, woman in danger, haunted by the past, crimes, dishonesty, deadly, abuse, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 6.5
 102K
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: erotic, tense, twists and turns, suspenseful, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: femme fatale, dangerous attraction, blackmail, desire, mind game, seduction, strong sexual content, crime, manipulations, rape, teachers and students, conspiracy ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: florida, usa
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 6.7
 19K
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, feel good, humorous, stylized, light ...
Audience: date night
Plot: family relations, high society, parents and children, mind game, culture clash, manipulations, eccentric family, love and romance, dishonesty, fish out of water, rivalry, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s, 1930s, 1960s
Place: england, europe, britain, france, london
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 4.6
 11K
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: erotica, sexual relations, sexual awakening, dangerous attraction, manipulations, love affair, forbidden love, love triangle, love and romance, destructive relationship, millionaire, seduction ...
Time: 80s
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america, south america
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Tom at the Farm (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A young man travels to an isolated farm for his lover's funeral where he's quickly drawn into a twisted, sexually charged game by his lover's aggressive brother.
Style: psychological, gloomy, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: gay, hidden identity, gays and lesbians, gay relationship, countryside, homosexuality, threat, manipulations, dishonesty, family problems, farm, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, quebec, montreal quebec canada
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Of Freaks and Men (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History
Country: Russia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Dariya the maid getting a boy to touch her large breast is just one incident that occurs when Yohan and Victor infiltrate two families, forcing young Liza and blind Ekaterina to appear in porn, but they are not so innocent themselves.
Style: atmospheric, serious, captivating, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: female nudity, depravity, corporal punishment, voyeurism, freak, manipulations, society, obsession, photographer, sexual perversion, pornographer, porn ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s, turn of the century
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, saint petersburg
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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, suspenseful, stylized, mind bending, classic literature ...
Plot: heaven and hell, chaos and mayhem, deal with the devil, black magic, manipulations, curses spells and rituals, temptation, society, witchcraft, supernatural, mystery, politics ...
Time: 30s, ancient history
Place: russia, holy land, middle east, jerusalem, moscow russia ...
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