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The list contains the best, new and most relevant manipulations movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful, clever, stylized and captivating films and TV shows about / with manipulations, dishonesty, murder, mentor, deception, storytelling, betrayal, dialogue, catastrophe and twists & turns plots mostly in Thriller, Drama and Mystery genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
TOP 10 movies tagged as manipulations: 13 Sins (2014), Wild Things (1998), Wild Orchid (1989), Kill for Me (2013), Now You See Me (2013), Exam (2009), Bathory: Countess of Blood (2008), Inception (2010), What Women Want (2000), The Tourist (2010).
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Inception
Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
USA, UK
148 min.
 8.8
Twin Peaks
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
USA
47 min.
 8.8
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Keep Watching
Horror, Thriller
USA
89 min.
 4.4
UnREAL
Drama
USA
42 min.
 7.9

List of manipulations movies

 6.3
 28K
13 Sins
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: suspenseful, psychological, twists and turns, suspense, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manipulations, mind game, survival, plot twist, greed, mysterious character, money, serial killer, on the run, brutality, psychology, conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, usa
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 6.5
 99K
Wild Things
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: twists and turns, tense, suspenseful, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: conspiracy, femme fatale, crime, manipulations, dangerous attraction, revenge, plot twist, seduction, blackmail, police investigation, mystery, mind game ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: florida, usa
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 4.5
 10K
Wild Orchid
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, atmospheric, melancholic, sexual ...
Plot: sexual awakening, sex, manipulations, sexuality, dangerous attraction, sexual relations, voyeurism, destructive relationship, mysterious character, sexualized violence, forbidden love, love affair ...
Time: 80s
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america
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Wild Things: Diamonds in the Rough
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Once again set in the oceanfront Florida city of Blue Bay, "Wild Things 3" tells the tale of snobby rich girl Marie Clifton. Although she lives the life of luxury, Marie's distraught over her stepfather not giving her a pair of ...
Style: sexy, serious, surprise ending, suspenseful, erotic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, manipulations, cons and scams, frame up, dangerous attraction, seduction, rape accusation, teenage life, revenge plot, false accusation, betrayal, sexual relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: florida, usa
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 5.6
 3K
Kill for Me
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, serious, realistic, tense, twists and turns
Audience: teens
Plot: manipulations, uncover truth, friendship, murder, woman in danger, danger, roommate, dishonesty, haunted by the past, crimes, gain trust, domestic disturbance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 7.3
 531K
Now You See Me
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, intellectual, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: stage magic, wizards and magicians, investigation, perfect crime, heist, bank robbery, mind game, creativity, scheme, teamwork, police investigation, manipulations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: las vegas, new orleans, new york, usa, paris france ...
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 6.9
 90K
Exam
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, tense, suspenseful, surprise ending, mind bending ...
Plot: mystery, ambition, human nature, manipulations, psychology, plot twist, mind game, room, obsession, job, paranoia, dialogue ...
Time: future
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Bathory: Countess of Blood
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: countess, political intrigue, manipulations, palaces castles and temples, state affairs, healing power, dishonesty, legend, ambition, blood, surrealism, torture ...
Time: 16th century, 17th century
Place: hungary, europe
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 8.8
 1.7M
Inception
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: surreal, psychological, suspense, ambiguous ending, futuristic ...
Plot: dreams, alternate reality, teamwork, neo noir, virtual reality, existentialism, redemption, philosophy, hi-tech, memory, heist, psychological manipulation ...
Time: near future, 2010s
Place: los angeles, paris france, sydney australia, japan
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 6.4
 175K
What Women Want
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: humorous, romantic, feel good, cynical, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: women, battle of the sexes, romance, supernatural ability, telepathy, workplace romance, womanizer, workplace, father daughter relationship, stereotypes, screwball, love story ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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 6.0
 199K
The Tourist
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, France, Italy, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: American tourist Frank (Johnny Depp) meets mysterious British woman Elsie (Angelina Jolie) on the train to Venice. Romance seems to bud, but there's more to her than meets the eye. Remake of the 2005 French film "Anthony Zimmer", ...
Style: twists and turns, exciting, twist ending, surprise ending, tricky ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: master criminal, espionage, mysterious character, spy, betrayal, undercover agent, chase, female spy, manipulations, adventure, love story, lone hero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, venice, italy, scotland, latin america ...
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Intolerable Cruelty
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, romantic, sexy, entertaining, satirical ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: hotshot lawyer, marriage of convenience, lawyer, farce, eccentricity, verbal byplay, unlikely couple, battle of the sexes, greed, manipulations, opposites attract, obsession ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1930s
Place: los angeles, usa, las vegas, california, malibu california
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How to Get Away with Murder
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, law student, court case, crimes, legal, courtroom, defense attorney, power relations, manipulations, teachers and students, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, philadelphia
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The Master and Margarita
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: classic literature, psychological, atmospheric, talky, cynical ...
Plot: society, temptation, deal with the devil, religions or cults, supernatural, black magic, heaven and hell, politics, manipulations, chaos and mayhem, curses spells and rituals, mystery ...
Time: 30s, ancient history
Place: russia, holy land, middle east, israel, jerusalem ...
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 6.2
 48K
Heartbreakers
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Max and Page are a brilliant mother/daughter con team who have their grift down to a fine science. Max targets wealthy, willing men and marries them. Page then seduces them, and Max catches her husband in the act. Then it's off to palimony city ...
Style: humorous, funny, feel good, romantic, light ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: cons and scams, mother daughter relationship, farce, parents and children, manipulation, love story, manipulations, frame up, love and romance, divorce, dishonesty, women ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa, new jersey, san francisco
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Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles
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, stylized, suspenseful, melancholic, scary ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: vampire, immortality, mentor, supernatural, loneliness, dark hero, human nature, teaching the ways of the world, haunted by the past, brutality, life & death, life philosophy ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1790s, 20th century, 1870s ...
Place: san francisco, europe, usa, new orleans, mississippi river ...
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 8.8
 145K
Twin Peaks
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 47 min.
Story: The body of Laura Palmer is washed up on a beach near the small Washington state town of Twin Peaks. FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper is called in to investigate her strange demise only to uncover a web of mystery that ultimately leads him deep into ...
Style: surreal, twists and turns, psychological, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: crime, investigation, murder, special agents, mystery, who done it, supernatural, paranormal investigation, agent, murder mystery, mysterious character, manipulations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s, year 1989
Place: usa, washington state
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 7.9
 11K
UnREAL
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: twists and turns, entertaining, captivating, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: workplace intrigue, competition, showbiz, tv show, dishonesty, media, media satire, workplace situations, reality tv, eligible bachelor, manipulations, estate ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 8.9
 408K
House of Cards
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: captivating, clever, witty, tense, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: politics, political intrigue, political corruption, blind ambition, manipulations, state affairs, dishonesty, power relations, postmodernism, drugs/alcohol, u.s. congress, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c., u.s. capitol building
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Keep Watching
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A family imprisoned by intruders is forced to play a terrifying game of "Kill, Or Be Killed". As the night unfolds, the game's mysterious rules become clear, and the family realizes their nightmare is being streamed live to riveted ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic, scary ...
Plot: home invasion, family in danger, danger, murder, hidden camera, confined, deadly, manipulations, mind game, isolation, psychopath, found footage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 7.7
 30K
Drake & Josh
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
Story: Drake & Josh is an American television sitcom created by Dan Schneider for Nickelodeon. The series follows the lives of two teenage boys with opposing personalities, Drake Parker and Josh Nichols, who become stepbrothers. Both actors had played ...
Style: humorous, feel good, captivating, situational comedy, realistic ...
Audience: pre-teens, teens, family outing
Plot: family, teenage life, family relations, lifestyle, unlikely partners, sitcom, siblings relations, escapades, manipulations, prank, adolescence vs adulthood, step siblings ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 8.4
 66K
The Americans
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Set during the Cold War period in the 1980s, The Americans is the story of Elizabeth and Philip Jennings, two Soviet KGB officers posing as an American married couple in the suburbs of Washington D.C. and their neighbor, Stan Beeman, an FBI ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, captivating, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: secret agents, undercover, kgb, espionage, fbi, working undercover, double life, cold war, russian spy, couple relations, parents and children, family relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, soviet union, washington d.c.
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 4.7
 2K
Scorned
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Sadie and Kevin have decided to spend a romantic weekend together at his lake house. But when an unexpected- and unfortunate- text from her best friend Jennifer to Kevin reveals a lurid love affair between the two, Sadie spirals a into a hunger for ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, surreal, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: vengeance, infidelity, femme fatale, psychopath, dishonesty, rivalry, secret identity, love triangle, isolation, lake or river, confined, manipulations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 4.4
 39K
Striptease
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Bounced from her job, Erin Grant needs money if she's to have any chance of winning back custody of her child. But, eventually, she must confront the naked truth: to take on the system, she'll have to take it all off. Erin strips to ...
Style: sexy, erotic, touching, intense, sexual ...
Plot: dancing, nudity (full frontal - brief), custody, dishonesty, strip club, family problems, single parent, dancer's life, blackmail, manipulations, life is a bitch, farce ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: florida, usa, las vegas
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 8.5
 989K
Memento
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Suffering short-term memory loss after a head injury, Leonard Shelby embarks on a grim quest to find the lowlife who murdered his wife in this gritty, complex thriller that packs more knots than a hangman's noose. To carry out his plan, Shelby ...
Style: psychological, non-linear, twist ending, tense, suspense ...
Plot: memory loss, amnesia, revenge, uncover truth, vengeance, investigation, mystery, plot twist, flashback, murder, paranoia, neo-noir ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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 8.1
 796K
The Truman Show
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: surreal, touching, philosophical, thought provoking, satirical ...
Plot: freedom, fictional reality show, voyeurism, brainwashing, alternate reality, self discovery, fictional reality, loneliness, showbiz, television, paranoia, small town ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, future, 1990s
Place: usa, florida
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L.A. Confidential
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: clever, talky, tense, cynical, suspenseful ...
Plot: crime, murder, corruption, police corruption, mystery, police investigation, organized crime, gunfight, fighting the system, police, violence, neo noir ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, 1930s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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 6.9
 229K
Unknown
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, surprise ending, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mystery, memory loss, chase, hotel, amnesia, hospital, investigation, conspiracy, car chase, surveillance, kidnapping, airport ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2011, 2010s
Place: germany, berlin germany
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State of Play
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 57 min.
Story: A thriller set in London, in which a politician's life becomes increasingly complex as his research assistant is found dead on the London Underground and, in a seemingly unrelated incident, a teenage pickpocket is shot dead.
Style: suspenseful, tense, clever, realistic, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder, politics, conspiracy, political corruption, journalism, investigation, corruption, betrayal, adultery, manipulations, twists & turns, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, europe, manchester
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 7.5
 59K
Quiz Show
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Quiz Show is a 1994 American historical drama film which tells the true story of the Twenty One quiz show scandal of the 1950s.
Style: clever, witty, intellectual, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: investigation, television, manipulation, lawyer, corruption, greed, cheating, idealism, manipulations, reality tv, cons and scams, moral ambiguity ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: new york, usa, boston
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