Psychological manipulation movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant psychological manipulation movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspenseful, suspense, psychological, tense, captivating and exciting films and TV shows about / with psychological manipulation, murder, violence, manipulative behavior, chase, flashback, manipulation, blood, danger and female protagonist plots mostly in Thriller, Drama and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, Czech Republic and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as psychological manipulation: Ex Machina (2014), Love Me If You Dare (2015), Inception (2010), Gerald's Game (2017), Tim Timmerman, Hope of America (2017), Greedy (1994), How to Shake Off a Bride (2016), The Well (2020), 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016), Phone Booth (2002).

List of psychological manipulation movies

 7.7
 476K
Ex Machina (2014)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Caleb, a 26 year old coder at the world's largest internet company, wins a competition to spend a week at a private mountain retreat belonging to Nathan, the reclusive CEO of the company. But when Caleb arrives at the remote location he finds ...
Style: mind bending, philosophical, twist ending, tense, futuristic ...
Plot: artificial intelligence, isolation, technology, robot, existentialism, manipulation, cyborgs, a.i., man versus machine, human android relationship, androids, androids and robots ...
Time: future, near future, 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england
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Love Me If You Dare (2015)
Genre: Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: China
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Getting inside the head of a violent criminal is not easy. But Simon Bo, a brilliant criminal psychologist, has the ability to get into the minds of even the most mysterious and violent criminals. He’s a professor at The University of Maryland and ...
Style: tense, disturbing, realistic, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: psychological manipulation, love, investigation, maniac, cruelty, sociopath, serial killer, psychopath, justice, crime solving, police, chinese ...
Time: contemporary
Place: shanghai
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 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, exciting ...
Plot: parallel world, mind control, alternate reality, virtual reality, subconscious, existentialism, life philosophy, teamwork, manipulations, perfect crime, fictional reality, haunted by the past ...
Time: near future, 2010s
Place: japan, paris france, los angeles, africa, kenya ...
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Lemora: A Child's Tale of the Supernatural (1973)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A notorious bank robber kills his wife and flees the police, only to be captured by a mysterious group of figures in an abandoned town. His beautiful daughter, Lila Lee, receives a letter stating that her father is near death and that he needs to ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, suspense, bleak, serious ...
Plot: vampire, psychological manipulation, woman in danger, supernatural, mysterious character, femme fatale, rescue, deadly, father daughter reunion, transformation, strong female character, gothic horror ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1920s
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 6.6
 91K
Gerald's Game (2017)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: When her husband's sex game goes wrong, Jessie (who is handcuffed to a bed in a remote lake house) faces warped visions, dark secrets and a dire choice.
Style: psychological, suspense, rough, exciting, psychotronic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: survival, stephen king, childhood trauma, handcuffed woman, child abuse, eclipse, alone, split personality, childhood memory, handcuffed to a bed, sex game, dog ...
Place: alabama, new orleans
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Tim Timmerman, Hope of America (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Impeached high school president, Tim Timmerman, seeks to redeem himself and get into Yale.
Style: captivating, realistic, humorous, romantic
Audience: teen comedy
Plot: ambition, election, prank, politics, politician, rivalry, romantic rivalry, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, father daughter relationship, psychological manipulation, class differences, university ...
Time: 90s, year 1994, year 1995, 1990s
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 6.4
 13K
Greedy (1994)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Meet the McTeagues. They've come to stake a claim in their wealthy uncle's will… only he's not dead yet!
Style: witty, semi serious, humorous, realistic, biting ...
Plot: family relations, bowling, disorder, greed, family gatherings, inheritance, vandalism, eccentric family, parents and children, cons and scams, wealth, money ...
Time: 90s
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How to Shake Off a Bride (2016)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Czech Republic
Story: Eva, the owner of a pastry shop hopes to re-unite with her ex-husband Honza, with whom she has a son Tobias. Honza surprises Eva with the request for a wedding cake. He is planning to marry Linda, his new girlfriend. Eva and Tobias don't like ...
Style: neo screwball comedy, captivating, humorous, semi serious, sincere
Plot: wedding, fiance fiancee relationship, love triangle, family relations, fake identity, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, strong female character, rivalry, psychological manipulation, intrigue, manipulative woman, retirement ...
Place: prague czech republic, prague
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The Well (2020)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Sweden
Story: An injured woman trapped in a deep well must outsmart a manipulative stranger with keys to her dark past to save her daughter from a terrifying ordeal.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, psychological, tense, cult film
Plot: trapped, dark past, haunted by the past, mind game, psychological manipulation, hidden truth, cat and mouse, strong female character, danger, survival, female protagonist, heroine ...
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10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After getting in a car accident, a woman is held in a shelter with two men, who claim the outside world is affected by a widespread chemical attack.
Style: surprise ending, suspense, twist ending, atmospheric, psychotronic ...
Plot: apocalypse, alien invasion, post apocalypse, underground bunker, twists & turns, bunker, survivalist, paranoia, bomb shelter, alien, ufo, subterranean ...
Time: 2010s
Place: louisiana, usa, new orleans
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 7.0
 251K
Phone Booth (2002)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A slick New York publicist who picks up a ringing receiver in a phone booth is told that if he hangs up, he'll be killed... and the little red light from a laser rifle sight is proof that the caller isn't kidding.
Style: surprise ending, tense, suspense, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, mind game, sniper, dishonesty, hostages, psychopath, crimes, phone booth, hopes, crime, murder, redemption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 6.0
 4K
Harpoon (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Rivalries, dark secrets, and sexual tension emerge when three best friends find themselves stranded on a yacht in the middle of the ocean under suspicious circumstances.
Style: tense, unusual plot structure, contemplative, suspense, suspenseful
Plot: survival horror, conflict between friends, betrayal, violence, group of friends, friendship, drunkenness, ocean, psychopath, unfaithful boyfriend, friendship between men, friend ...
Time: 21st century
Place: canada
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Feeding Mr. Baldwin (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A house sitter bites off more than he can chew when a dead body mysteriously shows up at the estate he's watching.
Style: humorous, suspenseful, semi serious, realistic, cult film
Plot: crimes, gangsters, violent behavior, talking to an animal, reunion, psychological manipulation, friendship between men, bulldog, estate, gory, crime, answering machine ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles
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You're Killing Me (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Horror, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Joe just told his boyfriend, George, that he is a serial killer. George thinks that his boyfriend, Joe, is hilarious... and he just saw Patricia Arquette at Target!!! In the horror/comedy hybrid, 'You're Killing Me', we take a look at ...
Style: homoerotic, lgbt cinema, gay cinema, topical humor, humorous ...
Plot: gay lead character, serial murder, criminal, doctor patient relationship, serial killer, killer as protagonist, son murders mother, group of friends, flash forward, friendship between men, son murders father, criminal as protagonist ...
Place: los angeles
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 4.5
 5K
Bad Johnson (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Women are practically throwing themselves at Rich and he can’t seem to control himself. But he continually blames his penis, which seems to have a mind of its own. After ruining yet another promising relationship with Jamie, Rich has finally had ...
Style: humorous, not serious, light, absurd, offbeat ...
Plot: womanizer, wish come true, vulgarity, couples, imaginary, life turned upside down, transformation, sexual relations, addiction, fish out of water, sex addict, secret ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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 5.6
 135
Month's Rulers (2012)
Genre: Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Based on a classical czech fairy tale.
Style: fairy tale, psychotronic, captivating, contemplative, exciting
Plot: rivalry, supernatural power, female protagonist, family relations, egocentric woman, teenage boy, new year's eve, teenage protagonist, female antagonist, sister sister relationship, psychological manipulation, brother brother relationship ...
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 7.3
 3K
The Teacher (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Slovakia, Czech Republic
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The principal of an elementary school calls a special parents meeting after it’s alleged that the seemingly empathetic and kindly-looking teacher Mrs. Drazděchová uses her students to manipulate their parents.
Style: touching, melancholic, captivating, tense, allegory ...
Plot: teacher student relationship, school, teacher, parent child relationship, manipulative behavior, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, female protagonist, boy, colleague colleague relationship, doctor, scientist ...
Time: year 1983, year 1991, year 1984, 80s
Place: central europe, czechoslovakia
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Two Weeks to Live (2020)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: When strange young misfit Kim Noakes was just a little girl, her father died in murky circumstances and her mother Tina whisked her away to a remote rural life of seclusion and bizarre survival techniques. Now all grown up, Kim sets out into the ...
Style: suspense, exciting, suspenseful, captivating, ironic ...
Plot: psychological manipulation, strong female character, crimes, paranoia, female warrior, dishonesty, murder, runaway, danger, violence, bunker, british humour ...
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Genocidal Organ (2017)
Genre: Animation, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The war on terror exploded, literally, the day Sarajevo was destroyed by a homemade nuclear device. The leading democracies transformed into total surveillance states, and the developing world has drowned under a wave of genocides. The mysterious ...
Style: brutal, confusing, exciting, depressing
Plot: espionage, special agents, psychological manipulation, conspiracy, intelligence agency, military, political conspiracy, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, swat, spy mission, genocide, fictional war ...
Time: near future
Place: prague
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 3.6
 1K
The Letter (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A playwright who begins to mentally unravel before premiere night. She is plagued by dreams and visions of being watched, but cannot decide if she is at the center of a manipulative plot or simply losing her grip on reality.
Style: psychological, tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: woman in danger, mentally unstable, couples, conspiracy, psychological manipulation, emotional manipulation, paranoia, crimes, murder, writer's life, dishonesty, playwright
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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The Strange Ones (2017)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Mysterious events surround the travels of two brothers as they make their way across a remote American landscape. On the surface all seems normal, but what appears to be a simple vacation soon gives way to a dark and complex web of secrets. This is ...
Style: road movie, suspense, rough, suspenseful, enigmatic ...
Plot: cave, pedophile, motel, road trip, sibling relationship, nightmare, boy, child abuse, psychopath, hiding place, on the run, investigation ...
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 5.6
 436
Penance (2020)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Maddie. Following the loss of their son, Rosalie and Luke find their marriage under immense strain. Maddie and Rosalie find themselves in the caring hands of Jed, a charming and charismatic young man that they encounter at bereavement counselling ...
Style: suspense, psychological, bleak, suspenseful
Plot: older woman younger man sex, pursuit, death of son, unhappy marriage, therapist, marital crisis, sexually frustrated woman, sexual obsession, teenage sexuality, backfire, psychological manipulation, psychological trauma ...
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 6.0
 124
The Arbiter (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Sweden, Estonia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A brilliant but misguided man feels that he has the right to decide who is worth their place on earth.
Style: contemplative, unusual plot structure, psychological, tense
Plot: serial murder, serial killer, dumped by girlfriend, father daughter relationship, teenage girl, trust, psychology, psychologist, couples, love and romance, psychological manipulation, danger ...
Time: 21st century
Place: europe
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 5.3
 540
Violentia (2018)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: After a random school shootout leaves a scientist's daughter and the shooter dead, he uses nano-robots to look into a psychopath's memories to find reasons for violence and a way to treat it.
Style: captivating, tense, psychological, unusual plot structure, contemplative ...
Plot: psychopath, technology, violence, hi-tech, psychology, nanotechnology, memory, extreme violence, behavior control, violent behavior, criminal psychologist, memory loss ...
Time: 21st century
Place: canada
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 5.2
 3K
Fatale (2020)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A married man is tricked into a murder scheme by a female police detective.
Style: intense, twists and turns, suspense, psychological, disturbing
Plot: seduction, extramarital affair, marital infidelity, cheating, adultery, married man, sex, female domination, femme fatale, infidelity, sex scene, stereotypes ...
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 6.1
 501
Call Boy (2018)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Ryo Morinaka is a university student and works part-time at a bar. He is bored with his daily life and exists in a state of torpor. One day, his friend Shinya Tajima brings the owner of a host bar over to the place where Ryo Morinaka works. Shizuka ...
Style: psychological, meditative, dorama, light
Plot: lovers, prostitute, making love, beefcake, new job, relationships, sexual desire, student, psychological manipulation, sorority, female full frontal nudity, syringe ...
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 6.3
 7K
Coma (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Russia
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After a colossal and mysterious accident a young talented architect comes back to his senses in a very odd world that only resembles the reality. This world is based on the memories of the ones who live in it - people who are currently finding ...
Style: enigmatic, exciting, atmospheric, futuristic, melancholic ...
Plot: subconscious, architect, coma, imaginary, virtual world, imagination, couples, getting home, research, scientist, monster, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia
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 4.6
 4K
Distorted (2018)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A married couple suspect that the 'smart apartments' in their high tech residence are being used by its owner for sinister reasons.
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, surreal, suspense, psychotronic
Plot: brainwashing, bipolar disorder, telepathy, fear, female protagonist, ghost, psychological manipulation, ghosts, country house, footbridge, waking up from a nightmare, garage ...
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 6.6
 297K
Hitch (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Dating coach Alex 'Hitch' Hitchens mentors a bumbling client, Albert, who hopes to win the heart of the glamorous Allegra Cole. While Albert makes progress, Hitch faces his own romantic setbacks when proven techniques fail to work on Sara ...
Style: romantic, feel good, sentimental, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: looking for love, flirting, romance, wooing, love and romance, teaching the ways of the world, dating, matchmaking, power of love, eligible bachelor, unlikely relationship, battle of the sexes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, san francisco
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 5.6
 194K
Bad Teacher (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A lazy, incompetent middle school teacher who hates her job and her students is forced to return to her job to make enough money for a boob job after her rich fiancé dumps her.
Style: funny, not serious, humorous, feel good, visually appealing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: school, female teacher, teachers and students, selfish woman, arrogance, farce, school teacher, incompetence, irresponsible, profanity, flirting, unsupportive coworkers ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois, new jersey
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