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The list contains the best, new and most relevant clever movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out clever, realistic, serious, captivating, suspenseful and stylized films and TV shows about / with crimes, storytelling, murder, crime, investigation, mentor, corruption, dialogue, twists & turns and dishonesty plots mostly in Drama, Crime and Mystery genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
TOP 10 movies tagged as clever: Now You See Me (2013), The Shawshank Redemption (1994), The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), Peaky Blinders (2013), Catch Me If You Can (2002), Argo (2012), Sherlock (2010), House (2004), Inception (2010), The Social Network (2010).
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Sherlock
Crime, Drama, Mystery
UK, USA
88 min.
 9.2
Peaky Blinders
Crime, Drama
UK
60 min.
 8.8
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Ocean's 8
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
USA
110 min.
 6.3
The Good Doctor
Drama
USA
41 min.
 8.4

List of clever movies

 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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The Shawshank Redemption
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Framed in the 1940s for the double murder of his wife and her lover, upstanding banker Andy Dufresne begins a new life at the Shawshank prison, where he puts his accounting skills to work for an amoral warden. During his long stretch in prison, ...
Style: clever, realistic, talky, captivating, dramatic ...
Plot: prison, prison escape, freedom, happy ending, false accusation, friendship, human spirit, adaptation, prison life, life sentence, wrongful imprisonment, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s, 1940s ...
Place: usa, maine, mexico
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The Wolf of Wall Street
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: A New York stockbroker refuses to cooperate in a large securities fraud case involving corruption on Wall Street, corporate banking world and mob infiltration. Based on Jordan Belfort's autobiography.
Style: realistic, clever, cynical, biting, dramatic ...
Plot: stock broker, money, stock market, rise and fall, corruption, motivational speaker, wall street, greed, ambition, sex, corporate crimes, drug addiction ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1987, year 1983
Place: new york, usa, geneva switzerland, manhattan new york city, italy ...
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 8.8
 149K
Peaky Blinders
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A gangster family epic set in 1919 Birmingham, England and centered on a gang who sew razor blades in the peaks of their caps, and their fierce boss Tommy Shelby, who means to move up in the world.
Style: captivating, clever, suspenseful, stylized, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: family relations, gang, rise to the top, society, outlaw, drugs/alcohol, love, fighting crime, rivalry, post war, mafia, business ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: england
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Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When the magic powers of The Tablet of Ahkmenrah begin to die out, Larry Daley (Ben Stiller) spans the globe, uniting favorite and new characters while embarking on an epic quest to save the magic before it is gone forever.
Style: clever, humorous, not serious, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: museum, family, adventure, magic, save the day, kids and family, curses spells and rituals, night watchman, escapades, fantasy world, obsessive quest, secrets ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1938
Place: england, london, egypt, usa
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Catch Me If You Can
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A true story about Frank Abagnale Jr. who, before his 19th birthday, successfully conned millions of dollars worth of checks as a Pan Am pilot, doctor, and legal prosecutor. An FBI agent makes it his mission to put him behind bars. But Frank not ...
Style: clever, exciting, suspense, captivating, intense ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: master criminal, runaway, crime, adventure, manhunt, chase, special agents, con artists, unlikely criminals, fake identity, creativity, justice ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 70s, year 1967
Place: usa, boston, paris france, florida, spain ...
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 7.7
 517K
Argo
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: As the Iranian revolution reaches a boiling point, a CIA 'exfiltration' specialist concocts a risky plan to free six Americans who have found shelter at the home of the Canadian ambassador.
Style: suspenseful, tense, clever, factual, captivating ...
Plot: hostage, daring rescue, cia, u.s. embassy, behind enemy lines, government official, government agency, secret mission, politics, rescue mission, courage, american abroad ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1979, year 1980, year 2001 ...
Place: iran, middle east, usa, california, langley virginia ...
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 9.2
 658K
Sherlock
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A modern update finds the famous sleuth and his doctor partner solving crime in 21st century London.
Style: clever, witty, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Plot: private detective, sherlock holmes, investigation, friendship, partners, crime, eccentricity, mastermind, murder mystery, resourceful, verbal byplay, prodigy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: england, europe, london, scotland yard
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 8.8
 359K
House
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Dr. Gregory House, a drug-addicted, unconventional, misanthropic medical genius, leads a team of diagnosticians at the fictional Princeton–Plainsboro Teaching Hospital in New Jersey.
Style: clever, realistic, serious, talky, cynical ...
Plot: hospital, medicine, treatment, doctor, doctors and patients, cure, prodigy, health, medical profession, surgery, misdiagnosed, snobbism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new jersey, usa
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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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The Social Network
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: On a fall night in 2003, Harvard undergrad and computer programming genius Mark Zuckerberg sits down at his computer and heatedly begins working on a new idea. In a fury of blogging and programming, what begins in his dorm room as a small site among ...
Style: realistic, talky, clever, intellectual, based on true events ...
Plot: social network, geek, computer genius, rise to the top, creator, ambition, ego clash, complex characters, computers and web, obsession, loneliness, business ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2003, 2000s
Place: usa, harvard university, california, massachusetts, new york
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 9.0
 408K
True Detective
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: An American anthology police detective series utilizing multiple timelines in which investigations seem to unearth personal and professional secrets of those involved, both within or outside the law.
Style: serious, clever, realistic, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: police investigation, partners against crime, police detective, murder, crimes, partners, who done it, law enforcement, uncover truth, investigation, crime, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa, california
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 8.0
 100K
Lie to Me
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: The world's leading deception researcher, Dr. Cal Lightman, studies facial expression, body language and tone of voice to determine when a person is lying and why, which helps law enforcement and government agencies uncover the truth. But his ...
Style: clever, serious, psychological, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: uncover truth, human nature, lie, crime investigation, investigation, psychology, talented, team, hidden truth, riddles and clues, workplace situations, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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 8.1
 719K
Gone Girl
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.
Style: tense, psychological, surprise ending, suspense, enigmatic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, boys' night, chick flick
Plot: missing person, missing wife, mystery, investigation, disappearance, manipulation, obsession, police investigation, psychology, moral ambiguity, infidelity, marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: missouri, usa, st. louis missouri, manhattan new york city
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Person of Interest
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Person of Interest follows former CIA paramilitary operative, John Reese, who is presumed dead and teams up with reclusive billionaire Finch to prevent violent crimes in New York City by initiating their own type of justice. With the special ...
Style: serious, clever, captivating, exciting, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: artificial intelligence, partners against crime, fighting crime, crimes, chases and races, surveillance, vigilantism, danger, mysterious character, secret, heroes, hi-tech ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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 8.0
 439K
Her
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: In the not so distant future, Theodore, a lonely writer purchases a newly developed operating system designed to meet the user's every needs. To Theodore's surprise, a romantic relationship develops between him and his operating system. ...
Style: futuristic, talky, clever, emotional, melancholic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: loneliness, artificial intelligence, existentialism, love, obsession, philosophy, a.i., romance, impossible love, psychology, life philosophy, computers and web ...
Time: near future, future, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
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The Good Doctor
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 41 min.
Story: A young surgeon with Savant syndrome is recruited into the surgical unit of a prestigious hospital. The question will arise: can a person who doesn't have the ability to relate to people actually save their lives?
Style: clever, psychological, serious, talky, emotional
Plot: doctor, prodigy, autism, talented, hospital, medicine, flashback sequence, surgeon, flashbacks, childhood flashback
Time: 2010s, contemporary
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Halt and Catch Fire
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Set in the early 1980s, and about a fictional visionary, an engineer and a prodigy whose innovations confronts the corporate behemoths of the time. Their personal and professional partnership will be challenged by greed and ego while charting the ...
Style: realistic, serious, clever, captivating, melancholic
Plot: computers and web, workplace situations, supportive spouse, programmer, inventions and discoveries, partners, ego clash, laptop, relationship vs career, dishonesty, rivalry, computer system ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, texas, dallas texas
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 7.8
 62K
Scandal
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Everyone has secrets and Olivia Pope has dedicated her life to protecting and defending the public images of the elite by keeping those secrets under wraps. Pope and her team are at the top of their game when it comes to getting the job done for ...
Style: serious, stylized, twists and turns, clever, bleak ...
Plot: white house, strong female character, politics, president, lawyer, relationship vs career, political thriller, workplace situations, media, murder, gladiator, secret ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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 8.2
 23K
Columbo
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Columbo is a friendly, verbose, disheveled-looking police detective who is consistently underestimated by his suspects. Despite his unprepossessing appearance and apparent absentmindedness, he shrewdly solves all of his cases and secures all ...
Style: clever, suspenseful, cynical, captivating, serious ...
Plot: police detective, homicide detective, murder, unconventional method, crimes, mind game, uncover truth, crime solving, crime investigation, murder investigation, crime, police investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: In the criminal justice system, sexually-based offenses are considered especially heinous. In New York City, the dedicated detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad known as the Special Victims Unit. These are ...
Style: clever, captivating, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: crimes, law and order, fighting crime, police, law enforcement, police investigation, police detective, sexual abuse, crime, lawyer, legal action, legal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, 2010s, 2000s ...
Place: usa, new york
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Agatha Christie's Poirot
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: From England to Egypt, accompanied by his elegant and trustworthy sidekicks, the intelligent yet eccentrically-refined Belgian detective Hercule Poirot pits his wits against a collection of first class deceptions.
Style: clever, suspenseful, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, private investigator, whodunit, mystery, crime, murder, uncover truth, who done it, crimes, murder mystery, multiple suspects ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s
Place: england, london
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Law & Order: Criminal Intent
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The third installment of the “Law & Order” franchise takes viewers deep into the minds of its criminals while following the intense psychological approaches the Major Case Squad uses to solve its crimes.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, clever, tense
Plot: law and order, murder investigation, crime, judiciary, murder, workplace situations, mind game, deadly, partners, power relations, lawyer, prosecutor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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Murder, She Wrote
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
Story: An unassuming mystery writer turned sleuth uses her professional insight to help solve real-life homicide cases.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, clever, witty
Plot: amateur detective, investigation, riddles and clues, mystery, female detective, crime, murder, who done it, mystery writer, trap, elderly, writing ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: maine, usa
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 8.3
 60K
The Good Wife
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: The Good Wife is a legal drama starring Emmy Award winner Julianna Margulies as a wife and mother who boldly assumes full responsibility for her family and re-enters the workforce after her husband's very public sex and political corruption ...
Style: sincere, serious, touching, realistic, clever ...
Plot: courtroom, dedicated lawyer, crumbling marriage, starting over, legal, workplace situations, couple relations, hopes, infidelity, law firm, corruption, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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 7.2
 86K
The Founder
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The true story of how Ray Kroc, a salesman from Illinois, met Mac and Dick McDonald, who were running a burger operation in 1950s Southern California. Kroc was impressed by the brothers’ speedy system of making the food and saw franchise ...
Style: factual, based on true events, realistic, motivational, clever ...
Plot: family business, rags to riches, fast food, business, capitalism, ambition, businessman, greed, betrayal, twists & turns, destiny, underdog ...
Time: 1950s
Place: mcdonald's restaurant, usa, california, america
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 8.3
 322K
Amadeus
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Music
Country: USA, France, Czechoslovakia
Duration: 160 min.
Story: The incredible story of genius musician Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, told in flashback by his peer and secret rival Antonio Salieri – now confined to an insane asylum.
Style: stylized, captivating, inspirational, clever, atmospheric ...
Plot: mozart, music, genius, musician's life, prodigy, envy, uninhibited rivalry, rise and fall, obsession, classical music, opera, composer ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 1800s, 1780s, 1820s ...
Place: austria, vienna, europe, italy, central europe
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 6.6
 48K
Copycat
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: An agoraphobic psychologist and a female detective must work together to take down a serial killer who copies serial killers from the past.
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, psychological, clever ...
Plot: serial killer, crime, police investigation, psychology, psychopath, mind game, violence, murder mystery, twists & turns, psychiatrist, agoraphobia, paranoia ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco, usa, boston
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 7.1
 17K
Young Sheldon
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The early life of child genius Sheldon Cooper, later seen in The Big Bang Theory.
Style: clever, philosophical, humorous, witty
Plot: child prodigy, school, mathematician, genius, prodigy, kids and family, family, society, family conflict, boy, scientist, mother son relationship ...
Time: 1990s
Place: usa, texas
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Elizabeth: The Golden Age
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When Queen Elizabeth's reign is threatened by ruthless familial betrayal and Spain's invading army, she and her shrewd adviser must act to safeguard to the lives of her people.
Style: epic, colourful, stylized, serious, realistic ...
Plot: queen elizabeth i, queen, head of state, female protagonist, british history, catholicism, palace intrigue, politics, destiny, british, political conspiracy, women ...
Time: 16th century, 18th century, 1930s, 1920s, middle ages ...
Place: england, spain, scotland, europe, london ...
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6.3
Impulse 2018
7.6
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5.6
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8.1
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storytelling
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Life of Pi 2012
7.9
Memoirs of a Geisha 2005
7.4
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 2005
6.7
Changeling 2008
7.8
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mentor
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Kung Fu Panda 2008
7.6
Peaceful Warrior 2006
7.3
The Matrix 1999
8.7
Black Swan 2010
8.0
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catastrophe
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Colossal 2016
6.2
The Mist 2007
7.2
Ice Age: Collision Course 2016
5.7
The Grey 2011
6.8
Final Destination 3 2006
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runaway
runaway movies
Catch Me If You Can 2002
8.1
Papillon 1973
8.0
The Crossing 2018
7.3
O Brother, Where Art Thou? 2000
7.8
Chicken Run 2000
7.0
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interesting
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Memento 2000
8.5
The Prestige 2006
8.5
Fight Club 1999
8.8
The Sixth Sense 1999
8.1
City of God 2002
8.6
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talky
talky movies
The King's Speech 2010
8.0
Sleuth 2007
6.5
The Social Network 2010
7.7
Django Unchained 2012
8.4
Her 2013
8.0
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life philosophy
life philosophy movies
The Intouchables 2011
8.5
Good Will Hunting 1997
8.3
The Island 2006
8.0
Forrest Gump 1994
8.8
Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears 1980
8.2
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