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 tricky, suspense, clever, intense, interesting and suspenseful films and TV shows about / with catastrophe, storytelling, mentor, dialogue, twists & turns, secrets, corruption, betrayal, greed and murder plots mostly in Thriller, Drama and Mystery genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
tricky movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as tricky: The Jacket (2005), Inception (2010), Deja Vu (2006), Third Person (2013), The Girl on the Train (2016), Matchstick Men (2003), The Tourist (2010), Before I Go to Sleep (2014), Nothing But the Truth (2008), Black Sea (2014).

List of tricky movies

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, enigmatic, surreal, mind bending, tricky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, supernatural, supernatural ability, mental institution, memory loss, haunted by the past, mentally unstable, murder, experiment, imaginary, destiny, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 90s, contemporary, 1990s ...
Place: vermont
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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, exciting ...
Plot: parallel world, manipulations, haunted by the past, teamwork, perfect crime, redemption, mind control, virtual reality, hi-tech, imagination, dreams, corporate world ...
Time: 2010s, near future
Place: los angeles, paris france, japan, sydney australia
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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: suspenseful, twists and turns, exciting, suspense, tricky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, investigation, changing the past or future, terrorism, police investigation, special agents, danger, foreknowledge, shooting, destiny, fbi, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, future
Place: usa, new orleans, louisiana
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Third Person (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Belgium, USA, UK, Germany
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, intellectual, twist ending, suspense ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love, incest, maid, unfaithful husband, romance, estrangement, lifestyle, custody, love and romance, friendship, couples, father daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, europe, usa, italy, france ...
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The Girl on the Train (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
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: suspense, suspenseful, psychological, twist ending, tricky ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: police investigation, depression, memory loss, train, investigation, obsession, psychiatrist, mental illness, psychology, false accusation, extramarital affair, infidelity ...
Place: new york, london
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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: humorous, sentimental, realistic, tricky, neurotic ...
Plot: cons and scams, criminal, bank vault, crime, dishonesty, partners, criminal heroes, psychiatrist, parent child relationship, divorce, chess, stripper ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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The Tourist (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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, outsmarting, misled, manipulations, off the grid, female spy, tourist, female agent, femme fatale, russian mafia ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe, venice, paris france, scotland yard ...
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Before I Go to Sleep (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, 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: suspenseful, tense, suspense, serious, psychological ...
Plot: memory loss, amnesia, uncover truth, life turned upside down, psychiatrist, power relations, woman in danger, doctors and patients, mystery, investigation, obsession, domestic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, year 2007, 2010s ...
Place: england, london
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Nothing But the Truth (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When reporter Rachel Armstrong writes a story that reveals the identity of a covert CIA operative, the government demands that Rachel reveal her source. She defies the special prosecutor and is thrown in jail. Meanwhile, her attorney, Albert ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, thought provoking, intense ...
Plot: cia, journalism, journalist, courtroom drama, lawyer, reporter, assassination attempt, corruption, media, legal, state affairs, price of justice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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Black Sea (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Russia
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A rogue submarine captain pulls together a misfit crew to go after a sunken treasure rumored to be lost in the depths of the Black Sea. As greed and desperation take control on-board their claustrophobic vessel, the increasing uncertainty of the ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, exciting, bleak, tricky ...
Plot: submarine, underwater, treasure hunt, sea, gold, survival, betrayal, adventure, escapades, dishonesty, obsessive quest, isolation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2008, year 1941
Place: black sea, russia
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A Few Good Men (1992)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: When cocky military lawyer Lt. Daniel Kaffee and his co-counsel, Lt. Cmdr. JoAnne Galloway, are assigned to a murder case, they uncover a hazing ritual that could implicate high-ranking officials such as shady Col. Nathan Jessep.
Style: tense, realistic, twists and turns, serious, intense ...
Plot: courtroom drama, courtroom, suicide, navy, lawyer, military, murder, sexism, army investigation, marines, u.s. navy, corruption ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: cuba, washington d.c.
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Presumed Innocent (1990)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Life takes a nasty twist for D.A. Rusty Sabich when the woman he has been romantically involved with is murdered. He is assigned to investigate the case, but is soon charged with the murder.
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, twists and turns, surprise ending ...
Plot: murder, courtroom, courtroom drama, lawyer, mistress, infidelity, legal investigation, investigation, mystery, crime, dedicated lawyer, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: detroit
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Deadfall (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A thriller that follows two siblings who decide to fend for themselves in the wake of a botched casino heist, and their unlikely reunion during another family's Thanksgiving celebration.
Style: exciting, serious, tense, suspense, tricky ...
Plot: criminal heroes, cons and scams, murderous pair, on the run, homecoming, crime, murder, crime gone awry, robbery, crimes, partners, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, michigan, boston
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The Invisible Guest (2016)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 106 min.
Story: "The Invisible Guest” turns on a young businessman who wakes up in a hotel room locked from the inside with the dead body of his lover next to him. He hires a prestigious lawyer, and over one night they work together to clarify what happened ...
Style: surprise ending, psychological, suspense, tricky
Plot: interrogation, uncover truth, death, false accusation, trial, suspect, judge, female lawyer, corpse, confession of crime, false accusation of murder, accusation ...
Place: spain, barcelona spain
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Salt (2010)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: As a CIA officer, Evelyn Salt swore an oath to duty, honor and country. Her loyalty will be tested when a defector accuses her of being a Russian spy. Salt goes on the run, using all her skills and years of experience as a covert operative to elude ...
Style: suspense, surprise ending, exciting, twists and turns, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: double agent, spy, cia, espionage, female protagonist, secret service, chase, assassination, russian, on the run, revenge, agent as target ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: soviet union, usa, new york, russia, united states ...
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Vanilla Sky (2001)
Genre: Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Spain
Duration: 136 min.
Story: David Aames has it all: wealth, good looks and gorgeous women on his arm. But just as he begins falling for the warmhearted Sofia, his face is horribly disfigured in a car accident. That's just the beginning of his troubles as the lines between ...
Style: psychological, enigmatic, surreal, suspense, non-linear ...
Plot: love triangle, disfigurement, mystery, virtual reality, nightmare, jealousy, love, hallucinations, disfigured face, obsession, mind game, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 22nd century, future
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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Paper Man (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A coming-of-middle-age comedy that chronicles the unlikely friendship between failed author Richard Dunne and a Long Island teen who teaches him a thing or two about growing up, all under the disapproving eye of his long-suffering wife and his ...
Style: psychological, touching, humorous, tricky, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, imaginary friend, midlife crisis, coming of age, imaginary character, teenage life, down on your luck, superhero, small town, party, writers, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, long island, atlantic ocean, new jersey
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Gone (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Jill Parrish is trying to rebuild her life after surviving a terrifying kidnapping attempt. Though she is having a difficult time, she takes small steps toward normalcy by starting a new job and inviting her sister, Molly, to move in with her. ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, suspense, twist ending, serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: kidnapping, missing person, serial killer, paranoia, woman in danger, danger, crimes, haunted by the past, track down, vigilante, police, police investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oregon, usa
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The One I Love (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, 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, suspense, melancholic, enigmatic, emotional ...
Plot: marriage, moral dilemma, family problems, self discovery, couples, crumbling marriage, couple relations, betrayal, infidelity, husband wife relationship, magic, twists & turns ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
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Money Monster (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Financial TV host Lee Gates and his producer Patty are put in an extreme situation when an irate investor takes over their studio.
Style: suspense, entertaining, clever, intense, tense ...
Plot: police, stock market, bomb, hostage, capitalism, surveillance, corruption, paranoia, conspiracy, money, revenge, sniper ...
Time: 2010s
Place: mine, usa, new york
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Hitchcock (2012)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Hitchcock follows the relationship between director Alfred Hitchcock and his wife Alma Reville during the making of his most famous film "Psycho" - and the trials and tribulations the director faced from Hollywood censors.
Style: serious, suspense, captivating, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: obsession, filmmaking, showbiz, director, couple relations, love and romance, talented, wife husband relationship, dreams, artists and showbiz, censorship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, year 1944, 1950s ...
Place: usa, california
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Now You See Me 2 (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: One year after outwitting the FBI and winning the public’s adulation with their mind-bending spectacles, the Four Horsemen resurface only to find themselves face to face with a new enemy who enlists them to pull off their most dangerous heist yet.
Style: surprise ending, entertaining, exciting, tricky, suspense ...
Plot: magic, heist, cheating, technology, stage magic, secret society, twists & turns, disappearance, manipulation, illusionist, on the run, police investigation ...
Time: year 1984, 2010s
Place: new jersey, china, big ben london, macau, tower bridge london ...
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The Truth About Charlie (2002)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The Truth About Charlie is a 2002 remake of the 1963 film Charade (which starred Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn). It is also an homage to François Truffaut's Shoot the Piano Player and that film's star Charles Aznavour appeared as himself ...
Style: stylized, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: murder, mystery, crime, hidden identity, woman in danger, romance, danger, dishonesty, death in the family, family problems, chase, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, france, paris france
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After the Sunset (2004)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two master thieves (Brosnan and Hayek) are finally retiring after one last succesful mission. Residing in their own tropical paradise, their old nemesis, FBI Agent Stan P. Lloyd shows up to make sure they really are retired. Docked in the port is an ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, island, one last job, cons and scams, crime, master thief, partners in crime, chase, female police officer, american abroad, fbi, cat and mouse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: bahamas, caribbean
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Cold in July (2014)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: How can a split-second decision change your life? While investigating noises in his house one balmy Texas night in 1989, Richard Dane puts a bullet in the brain of low-life burglar Freddy Russell. Although he’s hailed as a small-town hero, Dane ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: murder, private detective, intruder, vigilantism, investigation, crimes, revenge, deadly, partners, gory, unlikely partners, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1989
Place: texas, usa
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BrainDead (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: A young fresh-faced Hill staffer gets her first job in Washington, D.C. and discovering two things: 1. The government has stopped working, and 2. alien spawn have come to earth and eaten the brains of a growing number of Congressmen and Hill ...
Style: suspense, captivating, tense, tricky, ironic
Audience: teens
Plot: alien invasion, alien, government, female protagonist, political satire, conspiracy, exploding head, senator, manipulation, paranoia, meteorite, cover up ...
Time: contemporary
Place: washington d.c., usa, russia
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Just a Breath Away (2018)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A strange and deadly mist envelops Paris. A group of survivors finds refuge on the upper floors of apartment blocks and on the roofs of the capital. With no information, electricity, food or water, a couple attempts to survive this disaster and save ...
Style: captivating, exciting, suspenseful, sentimental, tricky
Plot: survival, gas mask, death, telephone conversation, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, old couple, survivor, oxygen, falling into water, oxygen mask, death of wife ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france
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Iron Sky (2012)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Finland, Germany, Australia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In the last moments of World War II, a secret Nazi space program evaded destruction by fleeing to the Dark Side of the Moon. During 70 years of utter secrecy, the Nazis construct a gigantic space fortress with a massive armada of flying saucers.
Style: futuristic, stylized, light, clever, tricky ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: invasion, moon, nazism, ufo, outer space, space travel, chaos and mayhem, space station, battles, deadly weapon, secret hideout, rivalry ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, battleship, washington d.c., germany
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Exam (2009)
Genre: 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, mind bending, tense, surprise ending, captivating ...
Plot: mind game, manipulations, psychologist, ambition, rivalry, human nature, surveillance, intrigue, confinement indoors, room, mystery, rules ...
Time: future
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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, surprise ending, mind bending, clever, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master criminal, crime, mysterious character, manipulations, mistaken identity, deception, assassin, mystery, organized crime, death, loss of son, boss ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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