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, suspenseful, stylized and interesting films and TV shows about / with manipulations, dishonesty, murder, betrayal, mentor, catastrophe, deception, storytelling, dialogue and manipulation 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: Now You See Me (2013), Exam (2009), House of Cards (2013), Inception (2010), 13 Sins (2014), The Adjustment Bureau (2011), Lucky Number Slevin (2006), The Truman Show (1998), Unknown (2011), How to Get Away with Murder (2014).

List of manipulations movies

 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: manipulations, scheme, mind game, teamwork, fbi, heist, wizards and magicians, bank robbery, mastermind, perfect crime, cons and scams, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: las vegas, new orleans, new york, usa, chicago illinois ...
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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, mystery, intrigue, room, rules, suspicion ...
Time: future
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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, captivating, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manipulations, political intrigue, politics, state affairs, political corruption, blind ambition, 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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 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, suspenseful, clever, serious ...
Plot: parallel world, manipulations, haunted by the past, teamwork, perfect crime, redemption, mind control, hi-tech, imagination, virtual reality, subconscious, dreams ...
Time: 2010s, near future
Place: los angeles, paris france, sydney australia, japan
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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, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious ...
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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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, sentimental, psychological ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: destiny, forbidden love, fall in love, changing the past or future, manipulations, true love, fictional reality, politician, power of love, foot chase, plan, mind control ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, 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, twists and turns, clever, mind bending, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master criminal, crime, mysterious character, manipulations, mistaken identity, assassin, mystery, organized crime, deception, missing person, hitman, vengeance ...
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, surreal, clever, philosophical ...
Plot: self discovery, manipulations, voyeurism, tv show, freedom, dishonesty, hollywood, fictional reality show, alternate reality, loneliness, fictional reality, showbiz ...
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, coma, taxi driver, mysterious character, hotel, hospital, prince, briefcase, stolen identity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, year 2011
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, realistic, captivating, bleak
Plot: murder, hotshot lawyer, legal, crimes, teachers and students, manipulations, law student, court case, defense attorney, lgbt, college, murder mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, philadelphia
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 6.8
 208K
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, entertaining, exciting, suspense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gambling, prodigy, talented, casino, cheating, manipulations, friendship, mathematics, professor, youth, college, card game ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, usa, massachusetts, harvard university, boston ...
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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, tense, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: legal investigation, hotshot lawyer, legal, murder, arrest, lawyer, manipulations, mind game, courtroom, judge, victim, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: beverly hills, usa, california, los angeles
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 9.5
 1.1M
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, serious, rough ...
Plot: drug dealing, life turned upside down, drug lord, drugs/alcohol, double life, crimes, partners, peril, family problems, hidden identity, unlikely partners, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new mexico, usa, albuquerque new mexico
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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, erotic, twists and turns, suspenseful, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: femme fatale, dangerous attraction, blackmail, seduction, rape, mind game, manipulations, desire, conspiracy, teachers and students, crime, strong sexual content ...
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, erotica, love and romance, sexual awakening, manipulations, dangerous attraction, forbidden love, love affair, love triangle, destructive relationship, sexual pleasure, millionaire ...
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, countess, dishonesty, legend, political intrigue, palaces castles and temples, state affairs, healing power, ambition, intrigue, blood, murder ...
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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 7.6
 303K
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: suspenseful, clever, tense, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: heist, master criminal, hostages, crime, bank, police detective, perfect crime, bank robbery, manipulations, robbery, deception, thief ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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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, romantic, psychological, suspense ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: obsession, love triangle, friendship, track down, manipulations, dishonesty, love and romance, intrigue, romance, dating, betrayal, unrequited love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois, france
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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: humorous, feel good, romantic, cynical, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: womanizer, workplace romance, love and romance, supernatural ability, women, battle of the sexes, telepathy, manipulations, fall in love, misogyny, advertising executive, romance ...
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, romantic, sexy, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: battle of the sexes, hotshot lawyer, lawyer, unlikely couple, manipulations, 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, mind bending, stylized, suspenseful, classic literature ...
Plot: heaven and hell, deal with the devil, manipulations, chaos and mayhem, society, black magic, supernatural, politics, temptation, curses spells and rituals, mystery, religions or cults ...
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, twists and turns, entertaining, captivating, biting ...
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, dark hero, monster as victim ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, victorian era, 1790s, 20th century ...
Place: san francisco, europe, usa, paris france, mississippi river ...
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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, secret, crimes, intrigue, mind game, crime, danger, investigation, unlikely partners, killings ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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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: captivating, serious, clever, epic, stylized ...
Plot: brother sister incest, clergy, intrigue, siblings relations, historical character, sin, rivalry, ruler, manipulations, secret, 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, sex addict, sexualized violence, seduction, sexual tension, hot and sexy, police investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
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Wild Things: Diamonds in the Rough (2005)
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: surprise ending, serious, sexy, suspenseful, erotic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: threesome, rape accusation, investigation, manipulations, cons and scams, frame up, murder, dangerous attraction, betrayal, teenage life, sexual relations, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: florida, usa
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 6.0
 199K
The Tourist (2010)
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, suspense, surprise ending, exciting, twist ending ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: master criminal, undercover agent, mysterious character, manipulations, misled, off the grid, outsmarting, espionage, female spy, foot chase, russian mafia, female agent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe, venice, scotland yard, paris france ...
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 5.8
 10K
Melrose Place (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Melrose Place is an American primetime soap opera that aired on Fox from July 8, 1992, to May 24, 1999 for seven seasons. It follows the lives of a group of young adults living in a brownstone apartment complex on Melrose Place, in Los Angeles, ...
Style: serious, realistic, sexy, captivating, sexual
Plot: betrayal, rivalry, intrigue, neighbor, advertising, manipulations, couple relations, love affair, friends, blind ambition, uninhibited rivalry, infidelity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, beverly hills, usa
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