Clever movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant clever movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out clever, realistic, captivating, serious, suspenseful and stylized films and TV shows about / with crimes, murder, crime, investigation, dishonesty, mystery, friendship, betrayal, corruption and police investigation plots mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as clever: Inception (2010), Sherlock (2010), Lie to Me (2009), The Shawshank Redemption (1994), Dexter (2006), True Detective (2014), The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), House (2004), The Lincoln Lawyer (2011), Catch Me If You Can (2002).

List of clever movies

 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, teamwork, redemption, perfect crime, mind control, imagination, virtual reality, hi-tech, one last job ...
Time: near future, 2010s
Place: los angeles, paris france, sydney australia, japan
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 9.1
 725K
Sherlock (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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: captivating, clever, witty, psychological, serious ...
Plot: investigation, private detective, mastermind, crime, sherlock holmes, prodigy, mind game, riddles and clues, partners, british, friendship, intelligence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england, london, europe, scotland yard
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 8.0
 105K
Lie to Me (2009)
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: riddles and clues, investigation, deception, uncover truth, talented, crime investigation, dishonesty, human nature, team, crimes, interrogation, workplace situations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
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: captivating, touching, uplifting, clever, serious ...
Plot: prison, human spirit, freedom, life is a bitch, prison life, false accusation, life sentence, corruption, confined, survival, criminal heroes, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, 60s, 50s ...
Place: usa, pacific ocean, mexico, maine
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 8.7
 606K
Dexter (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 53 min.
Story: Dexter is an American television drama series. The series centers on Dexter Morgan, a blood spatter pattern analyst for 'Miami Metro Police Department' who also leads a secret life as a serial killer, hunting down criminals who have ...
Style: clever, captivating, serious, dark humor, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, double life, hidden identity, vigilantism, crime, forensics, crimes, corpse, right and wrong, loner, police station, gory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: miami, florida, usa
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 9.0
 453K
True Detective (2014)
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: bleak, clever, realistic, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, police detective, crime, crimes, partners, partners against crime, investigation, murder, uncover truth, troubled, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: louisiana, usa, california
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The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
Genre: Biography, 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, biting, captivating, cynical ...
Plot: rise and fall, success, ambition, money, cons and scams, wall street, corruption, greed, yuppie, hotshot hero, millionaire, blind ambition ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1983, year 1987
Place: usa, new york, las vegas, geneva switzerland, mediterranean sea ...
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 8.7
 383K
House (2004)
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: cynical, clever, psychological, witty, biting ...
Plot: doctor, prodigy, talented, mastermind, loner, surgery, doctors and patients, patient, antisocial behavior, riddles and clues, teamwork, unconventional method ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new jersey, usa
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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, legal, mind game, judge, murder, arrest, trial, courtroom drama, manipulations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: beverly hills, usa, california, los angeles
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Catch Me If You Can (2002)
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, captivating, suspense, intense ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: master criminal, prodigy, fbi, crime, rise and fall, con artists, justice, adventure, deception, cat and mouse, special agents, manhunt ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, 1960s, year 1967
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, france, louisiana, atlanta georgia ...
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Agatha Christie's Poirot (1989)
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, captivating, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, murder, crime, uncover truth, riddles and clues, murder mystery, whodunit, crimes, multiple suspects, danger, suicide ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: england, london
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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, intrigue, priest, clergy, brother sister incest, lust, sin, manipulations, strong sexual content, ambition, desire ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century
Place: italy, europe, florence, rome italy
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 8.8
 221K
Peaky Blinders (2013)
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, atmospheric, serious, clever, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, gang, organized crime, society, gang war, family relations, rivalry, rise to the top, crime, fighting crime, mafia, determination ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: england
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 7.9
 45K
Eureka (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The sleep Pacific Northwest town of Eureka is hiding a mysterious secret. The government has been relocating the world's geniuses and their families to this rustic town for years where innovation and chaos have lived hand in hand. U.S. Marshal ...
Style: clever, humorous, futuristic, light, twists and turns ...
Plot: scientist, secret place, save the day, sheriff, experiment, small town, hi-tech, small town life, technology, prodigy, top secret, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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The Big Bang Theory (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: The Big Bang Theory is centered on five characters living in Pasadena, California: roommates Leonard Hofstadter and Sheldon Cooper; Penny, a waitress and aspiring actress who lives across the hall; and Leonard and Sheldon's equally geeky and ...
Style: humorous, witty, clever, intellectual, feel good ...
Plot: friends, scientist, neighbor, friendship, geek, social awkwardness, intelligence, buddies, sitcom, roommate, sarcasm, physics ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: california, campus, usa, pasadena california
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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Joel Barish, heartbroken that his girlfriend underwent a procedure to erase him from her memory, decides to do the same. However, as he watches his memories of her fade away, he realises that he still loves her, and may be too late to correct his ...
Style: melancholic, psychological, mind bending, captivating, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: introspection, love, love and romance, couple relations, power of love, deja vu, brainwashing, couples, existentialism, memory loss, dreams, mind control ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, mcdonald's restaurant
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 8.2
 24K
Columbo (1971)
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, witty ...
Plot: police detective, murder, mind game, murder investigation, riddles and clues, homicide detective, unconventional method, crimes, uncover truth, crime solving, crime investigation, police investigation ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, 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, clever, touching, interesting, surreal ...
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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 8.1
 775K
Gone Girl (2014)
Genre: 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: psychological, surprise ending, tense, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: missing person, police investigation, mystery, disappearance, manipulation, femme fatale, missing wife, investigation, infidelity, protagonist as suspect, mind game, adultery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012, 2010s, 2000s
Place: usa, missouri, manhattan new york city, st. louis missouri
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Agatha Christie's Marple (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The show follows the adventures of Miss Jane Marple, an elderly spinster living in the quiet little village of St Mary Mead. During her many visits to friends and relatives in other villages, Miss Marple often stumbles upon mysterious murders which ...
Style: clever, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: amateur detective, riddles and clues, who done it, murder, uncover truth, female detective, law enforcement, murder investigation, murder mystery, crimes, whodunit, mystery ...
Time: 1950s
Place: england, europe
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The Good Doctor (2017)
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, emotional, talky
Plot: autism, doctor, hospital, prodigy, talented, medicine, surgeon, flashback sequence, childhood flashback, flashbacks
Time: 2010s, contemporary
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 7.4
 498K
Limitless (2011)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A paranoia-fueled action thriller about an unsuccessful writer whose life is transformed by a top-secret "smart drug" that allows him to use 100% of his brain and become a perfect version of himself. His enhanced abilities soon attract ...
Style: clever, intellectual, captivating, suspenseful, cerebral ...
Plot: intelligence, superhuman powers, success, prodigy, life turned upside down, rise to the top, drug abuse, rags to riches, greed, ambition, overnight success, addiction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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The Social Network (2010)
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: clever, intellectual, realistic, serious, talky ...
Plot: programmer, computers and web, ambition, computer genius, rise to the top, inventions and discoveries, hacker, social relations, creator, ego clash, social network, businessman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2003
Place: harvard university, usa, california, massachusetts, new york
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 1K
The Sniffer (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Ukraine
Duration: 45 min.
Story: An extraordinary sense of smell gives a crime investigator unique insight into solving mysteries, but his gift takes a toll on his personal life.
Style: clever, captivating, exciting, tense, suspense
Plot: murder investigation, supernatural ability, murder, partner, genius, crime, police, police investigation, friendship, investigator, heroes, sense of smell ...
Place: russia, moscow russia
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Jeeves and Wooster (1990)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 55 min.
Story: Jeeves and Wooster is a British comedy-drama series adapted by Clive Exton from P.G. Wodehouse's "Jeeves" stories. The series was a collaboration between Brian Eastman of Picture Partnership Productions and Granada Television. It ...
Style: clever, witty, humorous, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: master and servant, butler, boss and employee, aristocracy, servant, rich and poor, workplace, valet, stupidity, mishap, unfulfillment, power relations ...
Time: 30s, 1930s, 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: england, london, usa, europe
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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: captivating, tense, exciting, clever, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fbi, secret, special agents, master criminal, investigation, intrigue, mind game, danger, unlikely partners, manipulations, law enforcement, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
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Rosemary & Thyme (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Rosemary & Thyme is a British television mystery series starring Felicity Kendal and Pam Ferris as gardening detectives Rosemary Boxer and Laura Thyme. The show began on ITV in 2003. The third series ended in August 2007. The theme is murder ...
Style: feel good, clever, semi serious, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: countryside, investigation, private detective, riddles and clues, amateur detective, who done it, fighting crime, female detective, murder, gardener, murder investigation, partners against crime ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe
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 7.8
 479K
Ocean's Eleven (2001)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Less than 24 hours into his parole, charismatic thief Danny Ocean is already rolling out his next plan: In one night, Danny's hand-picked crew of specialists will attempt to steal more than $150 million from three Las Vegas casinos. But to ...
Style: witty, exciting, clever, humorous, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, teens
Plot: heist, cons and scams, thief, scheme, perfect crime, casino, group of criminals, buddies, crime, friends, partners in crime, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: las vegas, usa, san diego california, chicago illinois, atlantic city new jersey ...
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The Devil's Advocate (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 144 min.
Story: A hotshot lawyer gets more than he bargained for when he learns his new boss is Lucifer himself.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, clever ...
Plot: devil, deal with the devil, ambition, law firm, hotshot lawyer, ethics, supernatural, lawyer, evil, mentor, marital problem, sin ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, new york, southern usa, manhattan, new york city, madison square garden manhattan new york city ...
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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, serious, clever ...
Plot: drug dealing, drug lord, life turned upside down, drugs/alcohol, master criminal, double life, peril, crimes, family problems, life is a bitch, drug cartel, desperation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new mexico, usa, albuquerque new mexico
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