Tricky movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant tricky movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspense, tricky, clever, twists and turns, twist ending and intense films and TV shows about / with storytelling, twists & turns, dialogue, secrets, mentor, catastrophe, plot twist, murder, chase and corruption plots mostly in Thriller, Drama and Mystery genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as tricky: Inception (2010), Exam (2009), The Jacket (2005), Identity (2003), Inside Man (2006), Deja Vu (2006), The Girl on the Train (2016), The Illusionist (2006), Before I Go to Sleep (2014), Gone Girl (2014).

List of tricky movies

 8.8
 2.1M
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, cerebral, twist ending ...
Plot: parallel world, mind control, alternate reality, virtual reality, subconscious, teamwork, life philosophy, manipulations, haunted by the past, existentialism, perfect crime, fictional reality ...
Time: 2010s, near future
Place: japan, paris france, los angeles, new york, tokyo ...
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 6.8
 107K
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: mind bending, psychological, surprise ending, captivating, serious ...
Plot: mind game, plot twist, psychologist, rivalry, ambition, manipulations, confinement indoors, surveillance, psychology, mystery, intrigue, human nature ...
Time: future
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 7.1
 109K
The Jacket (2005)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A military veteran goes on a journey into the future, where he can foresee his death and is left with questions that could save his life and those he loves.
Style: psychological, surreal, enigmatic, tricky, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, psychology, mental institution, time loop, supernatural ability, memory loss, disorder, supernatural, murder, haunted by the past, mentally unstable, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, 20th century, contemporary, 2000s ...
Place: vermont
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 7.3
 231K
Identity (2003)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Complete strangers stranded at a remote desert motel during a raging storm soon find themselves the target of a deranged murderer. As their numbers thin out, the travelers begin to turn on each other, as each tries to figure out who the killer is.
Style: twist ending, suspenseful, mind bending, surprise ending, psycho film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder mystery, dissociative identity disorder, psychology, motel, psychiatrist, split personality, mystery, stranded, investigation, psycho terror, isolation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, nevada, florida, united states
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 7.6
 347K
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, tricky, tense, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: heist, bank robbery, master criminal, perfect crime, hostage, bank, crime, thief, robbery, manipulations, crimes, twists & turns ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, manhattan, new york city
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 7.0
 296K
Deja Vu (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Called in to recover evidence in the aftermath of a horrific explosion on a New Orleans ferry, Federal agent Doug Carlin gets pulled away from the scene and taken to a top-secret government lab that uses a time-shifting surveillance device to help ...
Style: twists and turns, exciting, suspenseful, tricky, confusing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, time loop, investigation, deja vu, terrorism, changing the past or future, police investigation, special agents, danger, foreknowledge, twists & turns, shooting ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, future
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana
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The Girl on the Train (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, India
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Rachel Watson, devastated by her recent divorce, spends her daily commute fantasizing about the seemingly perfect couple who live in a house that her train passes every day, until one morning she sees something shocking happen there and becomes ...
Style: twist ending, suspense, suspenseful, psychological, tricky ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: police investigation, memory loss, psychology, psychiatrist, mental illness, obsession, depression, psychiatry, violence against women, ex husband ex wife relationship, train, cheating wife ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, london
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 7.6
 358K
The Illusionist (2006)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Czech Republic
Duration: 110 min.
Story: With his eye on a lovely aristocrat, a gifted illusionist named Eisenheim uses his powers to win her away from her betrothed, a crowned prince. But Eisenheim's scheme creates tumult within the monarchy and ignites the suspicion of a dogged ...
Style: enigmatic, surprise ending, captivating, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: love triangle, forbidden love, magic, wizards and magicians, investigation, period piece, death, murder, magical, rivals, rivalry, secret ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian, 1890s, 1880s ...
Place: vienna, london, austria, england, europe
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Before I Go to Sleep (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, France, Sweden
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A woman wakes up every day, remembering nothing as a result of a traumatic accident in her past. One day, new terrifying truths emerge that force her to question everyone around her.
Style: twist ending, suspenseful, suspense, tense, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: memory loss, mystery, uncover truth, woman in danger, psychiatrist, amnesia, domestic violence, psychology, obsession, life turned upside down, doctors and patients, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, contemporary, 1990s, year 2007 ...
Place: england, london
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 8.1
 882K
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, twists and turns, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: mystery, missing person, police investigation, murder mystery, twists & turns, investigation, disappearance, missing wife, manipulation, femme fatale, infidelity, adultery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s, year 2012
Place: usa, missouri, new york, manhattan new york city, st. louis missouri
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The Ghost Writer (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Germany, UK
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A writer stumbles upon a long-hidden secret when he agrees to help former British Prime Minister Adam Lang complete his memoirs on a remote island after the politician's assistant drowns in a mysterious accident. In director Roman ...
Style: twists and turns, serious, atmospheric, tricky, captivating ...
Plot: investigation, writer's life, state affairs, political conspiracy, politics, betrayal, cia, suspicion, writers, war crime, uncover truth, who to trust ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new england, massachusetts, usa, london, washington d.c. ...
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 7.1
 182K
Side Effects (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A woman turns to prescription medication as a way of handling her anxiety concerning her husband's upcoming release from prison.
Style: surprise ending, psychological, serious, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: depression, murder, deception, mental illness, mentally unstable, doctors and patients, life turned upside down, dishonesty, manipulation, patient, psychiatrist, mental institution ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, year 2004
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 7.5
 491K
Source Code (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, France, Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Decorated soldier Captain Colter Stevens wakes up in the body of an unknown man, discovering he's involved in a mission to find the bomber of a Chicago commuter train. He learns he's part of a top-secret experimental program that enables ...
Style: surprise ending, mind bending, captivating, suspenseful, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, time loop, changing the past or future, bomb, destiny, save the day, race against time, terrorism, nuclear threat, alternate reality, imaginary, train ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois, afghanistan
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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, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master criminal, manipulations, crime, mysterious character, disorder, mistaken identity, twists & turns, deception, crimes, mafia, mystery, hitman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 1979
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 6.2
 29K
Open Grave (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Hungary
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A man awakes-- without memory -- in a pit full of bodies and must figure out if the people who rescued him are the killers, or if he is the murderer.
Style: twist ending, scary, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: memory loss, life turned upside down, virus, suspicion, experiment, paranoia, uncover truth, losing-it hero, forest, murder, human experiment, zombie ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, canada
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 7.1
 37K
The One I Love (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: On the brink of separation, Ethan and Sophie escape to a beautiful vacation house for a weekend getaway in an attempt to save their marriage. What begins as a romantic and fun retreat soon becomes surreal, when an unexpected discovery forces the two ...
Style: surreal, twists and turns, suspense, enigmatic, emotional ...
Plot: marriage, couples, family problems, moral dilemma, self discovery, character study, crumbling marriage, betrayal, infidelity, husband wife relationship, twists & turns, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
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 4.7
 7K
The Anomaly (2014)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A former soldier is taken captive and awakens in the back of a van where he learns that he only has less than 10 minutes to figure out how he got there.
Style: futuristic, exciting, suspense, tricky, enigmatic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: child in peril, conspiracy, mind control, kidnapping, escapades, danger, disorder, uncover truth, secret agents, secret agent, government agent, cyberpunk ...
Time: future, near future
Place: london, new york, shanghai, rio de janeiro, shanghai china
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 6.9
 2K
Finsterworld (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The film tells different stories in a kind of parallel Germany about love, affection and hatred.
Style: suspense, psychological, tricky, absurd, scenic ...
Plot: human nature, couples, school, bribery, loneliness, parent child relationship, concentration camp, road, police officer, forest, school uniform, metaphor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
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 6.7
 33K
Confidence (2003)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: What Jake Vig doesn't know just might get him killed. A sharp and polished grifter, Jake has just swindled thousands of dollars from the unsuspecting Lionel Dolby with the help of his crew. It becomes clear that Lionel wasn't just any ...
Style: twists and turns, tense, contemplative, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cons and scams, con men, con artists, cheating, mexican standoff, faked death, heroin, crimes, crime, crime gone awry, caper, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, canada, los angeles
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 6.3
 27K
Third Person (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Belgium, USA, UK, Germany, Italy
Duration: 137 min.
Story: An acclaimed novelist struggles to write an analysis of love in one of three stories, each set in a different city, that detail the beginning, middle and end of a relationship.
Style: touching, tricky, twist ending, suspense, intellectual ...
Audience: date night
Plot: maid, love, writers, romance, friendship, custody, estrangement, couples, lifestyle, love and romance, unfaithful husband, father daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, rome italy, europe, new york, usa ...
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 5.8
 17K
Life of Crime (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two common criminals get more than they bargained for after kidnapping the wife of a corrupt real-estate developer who shows no interest in paying the $1 million dollar ransom for her safe return.
Style: realistic, cynical, tricky, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, hostage, profanity, crime gone awry, cons and scams, hostages, crimes, criminal heroes, danger, kidnapper kidnapped relationship, ransom demand, adultery ...
Time: 70s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, year 1978
Place: usa, detroit, bahamas, california
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 7.3
 125K
Matchstick Men (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A phobic con artist and his protege are on the verge of pulling off a lucrative swindle when the con artist's teenage daughter arrives unexpectedly.
Style: twists and turns, weird, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: cons and scams, con artists, twists & turns, bank vault, con men, cheating, criminal, mental illness, crimes, crime, mentally unstable, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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 6.0
 228K
The Tourist (2010)
Genre: Action, 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, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: master criminal, female spy, undercover agent, outsmarting, mysterious character, female agent, love story, femme fatale, tourist, love, manipulation, manipulations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: venice, italy, paris france, europe, scotland yard ...
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 6.5
 34K
Heist (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Joe Moore has a job he loves. He's a thief. His job goes sour when he gets caught on security camera tape. His fence, Bergman reneges on the money he's owed, and his wife may be betraying him with the fence's young lieutenant. Moore ...
Style: twists and turns, neo noir, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gold, cons and scams, gang, jewelry, money, crimes, crime, blackmail, one last job, gunfight, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, boston
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 5.8
 40K
Morgan (2016)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A corporate risk-management consultant must determine whether or not to terminate an artificial being's life that was made in a laboratory environment.
Style: suspense, twist ending, surprise ending, suspenseful, clever ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: artificial intelligence, moral dilemma, experiment, danger, violence, escape, genetics, surveillance, cloning, fight, isolation, brutality ...
Time: future, contemporary, near future
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 7.9
 339K
Moon (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: With only three weeks left in his three year contract, Sam Bell is getting anxious to finally return to Earth. He is the only occupant of a Moon-based manufacturing facility along with his computer and assistant, GERTY. When he has an accident ...
Style: psychological, bleak, futuristic, philosophical, twists and turns ...
Plot: outer space, isolation, loneliness, dystopic future, cloning, spacecraft, astronaut, moon, space and aliens, clones, distopia, space travel ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: hawaii, mexico
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 7.4
 541K
Looper (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, China
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In the futuristic action thriller Looper, time travel will be invented but it will be illegal and only available on the black market. When the mob wants to get rid of someone, they will send their target 30 years into the past where a looper, a ...
Style: futuristic, thought provoking, neo noir, tense, mind bending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, time loop, time paradox, destiny, changing the past or future, hitman, sent to the past, mafia, tragedy, on the run, self sacrifice, young man ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2040s
Place: usa, kansas, shanghai china, shanghai
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 6.5
 29K
Unknown (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Five men wake up in a locked-down warehouse with no memory of who they are. They are forced to figure out who is good and who is bad to stay alive.
Style: psychological, surprise ending, suspenseful, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: memory loss, kidnapping, hostage, amnesia, ransom, murder, confined, suicide, loss of friend, mystery, survival, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
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 7.6
 254K
Gone Baby Gone (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When 4 year old Amanda McCready disappears from her home and the police make little headway in solving the case, the girl's aunt, Beatrice McCready hires two private detectives, Patrick Kenzie and Angie Gennaro. The detectives freely admit that ...
Style: twist ending, disturbing, neo noir, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: investigation, kidnapping, disappearance, pedophile, private detective, tragic event, life is a bitch, crimes, missing child, conspiracy, peril, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa
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 6.6
 223K
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: twists and turns, exciting, humorous, semi serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: fall in love, mind game, cons and scams, heist, partners, femme fatale, con artists, manipulations, female thief, rivalry, love and romance, seduction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, argentina, new orleans, south america, latin america ...
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