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, suspense, clever, suspenseful and psychological films and TV shows about / with manipulation, dishonesty, twists and turns, murder, betrayal, mentor, catastrophe, crimes, dialogue and storytelling plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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manipulations movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as manipulations: House of Cards (2013), Exam (2009), The Blacklist (2013), Now You See Me (2013), Chatroom (2010), Focus (2015), Unknown (2011), Inception (2010), The Lincoln Lawyer (2011), How to Get Away with Murder (2014).

List of manipulations movies

 8.7
 503K
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, clever, political, cynical, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: politics, political intrigue, political corruption, manipulation, state affairs, intrigue, lobbyist, strategy, journalism, blind ambition, breaking the fourth wall, morality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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 6.8
 117K
Exam (2009)
Genre: Crime, Horror, 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, surprise ending, mind bending, tricky, twist ending ...
Plot: plot twist, mind game, psychology, twists and turns, surveillance, pandemic, confinement indoors, rivalry, survival, mystery, psychologist, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, future
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 8.0
 249K
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: tense, serious, captivating, exciting, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fbi, investigation, unlikely partners, master criminal, special agents, intrigue, partners, law enforcement, secret, mind game, crimes, killings ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future, 2010s, 2020s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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 7.2
 660K
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, intellectual, suspense ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: heist, twists and turns, con artists, teamwork, perfect crime, scheme, outsmarting, bank robbery, fbi, cons and scams, mind game, card trick ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new orleans, las vegas, paris france, new york, usa ...
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 5.4
 9K
Chatroom (2010)
Genre: Drama, Horror, 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, psychological, sad ...
Audience: teens
Plot: youth, friendship, rivalry, teenage life, computers and web, mind game, friends, buddies, deception, hacker, suicide, murder ...
Time: 21st century, future, contemporary
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 6.6
 249K
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: exciting, suspense, romantic, surprise ending, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: heist, cons and scams, con artists, twists and turns, partners, mind game, fall in love, interracial love, femme fatale, crimes, manipulation, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, argentina, new orleans, buenos aires argentina, las vegas ...
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 6.8
 263K
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: suspense, surprise ending, twist ending, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: twists and turns, memory loss, investigation, uncover truth, conspiracy, chase, amnesia, mysterious character, lone hero, disorder, crimes, spy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2011, 2010s
Place: berlin germany, germany
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 8.8
 2.3M
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, surreal, mind bending, twist ending, suspense ...
Plot: memory, alternate reality, subconscious, virtual reality, dream, fictional reality, teamwork, mind control, architecture, existentialism, imagination, lucid dream ...
Time: future, near future, 2010s
Place: paris france, japan, los angeles, new york, tokyo ...
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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, captivating, serious, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lawyer, courtroom, court, legal, twists and turns, courtroom drama, murder, legal investigation, crimes, hotshot lawyer, arrest, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, los angeles, california, beverly hills, san francisco
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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, realistic, suspenseful, captivating, intellectual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder mystery, legal, hotshot lawyer, lawyer, defense attorney, law student, murder, court case, courtroom, college, lgbt, teachers and students ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, philadelphia
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 7.9
 52K
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: serious, clever, captivating, epic, realistic ...
Plot: intrigue, historical character, rivalry, siblings relations, sex scene, brother sister incest, ambition, lust, greed, clergy, sin, corruption ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century
Place: rome italy, italy, europe, florence
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Persons Unknown (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Persons Unknown is an American mystery drama television series that revolves around strangers who are imprisoned inside a small ghost town. The thirteen-episode summer series premiered on June 7, 2010 at 10:00 p.m. on NBC. On June 30, NBC moved the ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, captivating, mind bending, tense ...
Plot: group of strangers, mysterious place, riddles and clues, trapped, confined, experiment, captivity, mystery, isolation, manipulation, twists and turns, abduction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco
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 5.6
 894
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: erotic, tense, bleak, serious, psychological ...
Plot: dangerous attraction, obsession, mind game, psychiatrist, dishonesty, doctor, mental illness, infidelity, manipulation, doctors and patients, lifetime, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois
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 7.6
 374K
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, surprise ending, tricky, suspense, confusing ...
Plot: heist, robbery, bank robbery, hostage, bank, crimes, police, perfect crime, master criminal, manipulation, thief, deception ...
Time: 21st century, 2000s, contemporary
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa
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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, suspense, confusing ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: twists and turns, hitman, mystery, crimes, disorder, revenge, mistaken identity, organized crime, mysterious character, master criminal, deception, mafia ...
Time: contemporary, year 1979, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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 6.3
 37K
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, suspense, suspenseful, scary, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: greed, game, psychology, mysterious character, graphic violence, twists and turns, plot twist, brutality, on the run, serial killer, money, mind game ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, usa
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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, suspense, romantic, thought provoking, philosophical ...
Audience: chick flick, date night
Plot: destiny, alternate reality, love story, power of love, fall in love, fictional reality, changing the past or future, forbidden love, mind control, true love, creator, teleportation ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city
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 6.6
 22K
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, sexy, stylized, light, melancholic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: family relations, high society, culture clash, dysfunctional family, eccentric family, fish out of water, dishonesty, mother in law daughter in law relationship, romance, manipulation, parents and children, love and romance ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 60s, 1930s, future
Place: england, london, europe, france, britain
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 7.0
 202K
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, psychological, neo noir ...
Audience: kids, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: femme fatale, sex, serial killer, obsession, manipulation, seduction, murder, dangerous attraction, sexual tension, dying during sex, hot and sexy, strong sexual content ...
Time: 90s, year 1992, 20th century
Place: san francisco, california, usa
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 8.5
 410K
Suits (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: While running from a drug deal gone bad, Mike Ross, a brilliant young college-dropout, slips into a job interview with one of New York City's best legal closers, Harvey Specter. Tired of cookie-cutter law school grads, Harvey takes a gamble by ...
Style: captivating, stylized, witty, serious, talky ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, date night, family outing
Plot: lawyer, law firm, legal, hotshot lawyer, photographic memory, boss, ambition, success, mastermind, workplace situations, prodigy, corporate world ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
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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: sexy, suspense, semi serious, cynical, erotic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenager, betrayal, stepbrother stepsister relationship, sexual relations, school, manipulation, private school, high school, infidelity, identical twins, love and romance, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, europe, usa, england, manhattan new york city
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 6.8
 253K
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: suspense, surprise ending, inspirational, exciting, intellectual ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: gambling, mathematics, casino, prodigy, college, blackjack, twists and turns, talented, cheating, betrayal, youth, card playing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, harvard university, usa, massachusetts, boston
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 7.3
 24K
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, cynical, realistic, suspenseful, twist ending ...
Plot: betrayal, uncover truth, mistress, investigation, adultery, surveillance, infidelity, twists and turns, architect, friendship, multiple suspects, revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium, europe
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 8.2
 1.1M
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, psychological, touching, surreal ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: freedom, self discovery, video surveillance, small town, fictional reality show, paranoia, hidden camera, alternate reality, utopia, loneliness, morality, deception ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, future
Place: florida, usa
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Interview with the Vampire (1994)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, 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, scary, gothic horror, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: vampire, supernatural, immortality, loneliness, goth, vampirism, dark hero, bonding, child vampire, vampire human love, monster as victim, haunted by the past ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1870s, georgian era, 1790s ...
Place: new orleans, paris france, san francisco, louisiana, usa ...
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 5.4
 12K
Hush (1998)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Jackson and Helen are in love and about to have their first child when they move in with Jackson's mother, Martha, in order to take care of the family estate. But all is not well in this household. Martha is jealous of her son's affection ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, scary, emotional, serious ...
Plot: domineering mother, mentally unstable, dysfunctional family, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, family relations, borderline personality disorder, family problems, parents and children, manipulation, obsessive love, female psychopath, pregnancy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: kentucky, new york, usa
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The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A suburban family chooses seemingly sweet Peyton Flanders as their newborn's nanny. Only much later does the infant's mother, Claire Bartel, realize Peyton's true intentions -- to destroy Claire and replace her in the family. The ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, serious, psychological ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: obsession, nanny, vengeance, twists and turns, female psychopath, psychopath, domestic disturbance, home invasion, suicide, asthma, sexual abuse, manipulation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: seattle, washington state, san francisco, new york, usa
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 4.5
 12K
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 ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: sex scene, erotica, sexual pleasure, sexual relations, forbidden love, dangerous attraction, beefcake, lust, sexuality, seduction, bdsm, voyeurism ...
Time: 80s
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, south america, latin america
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One Night at McCool's (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Every man has a different recollection of the beautiful young woman who wreaked havoc on their lives during one heated night.
Style: sexy, humorous, stylized, witty, not serious ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: manipulation, obsession, crimes, murder, seduction, femme fatale, nothing goes right, dangerous attraction, dishonesty, rivalry, disorder, destructive relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: california, missouri, st. louis missouri
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Mini's First Time (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Desperate to be free from her drunken, unloving mother Diane, the beautiful, scheming young Mini seduces her stepfather Martin and soon convinces him to join her in a sadistic scheme to have Diane declared insane. But their conspiracy soon escalates ...
Style: cynical, humorous, slasher, erotic, dark ...
Plot: alcoholic mother, older man younger woman relationship, dysfunctional family, murder, stepfather stepdaughter relationship, manipulation, teenage life, couples, dark humor, dishonesty, lifestyle, rebellion ...
Time: contemporary
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