Media manipulation movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant media manipulation movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, interesting, clever, entertaining, thought provoking and captivating films and TV shows about / with media manipulation, suspense, media, storytelling, dialogue, manipulation, greed, mentor, death and politics plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Comedy genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as media manipulation: Wag the Dog (1997), Network (1976), The Circle (2017), The Last Debate (2000), Kill the Messenger (2014), Lost Illusions (2021), Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984), Politics (2019), House of Cards (2013), Japan Sinks: People of Hope (2021).

List of media manipulation movies

Wag the Dog (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: During the final weeks of a presidential race, the President is accused of sexual misconduct. To distract the public until the election, the President's adviser hires a Hollywood producer to help him stage a fake war.
Style: political, realistic, talky, humorous, thought provoking ...
Plot: politics, conspiracy, political corruption, journalism, satire, cia, election, secret service, political conspiracy, war, suspense, senator ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., albania, latin america, iraq, middle east ...
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Network (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A TV network cynically exploits a deranged ex-TV anchor's ravings and revelations about the media for their own profit.
Style: talky, political, realistic, clever, thought provoking ...
Plot: media, journalism, satire, television, corruption, adultery, media manipulation, dark humor, older man younger woman relationship, workplace, media satire, conspiracy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, california, los angeles
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The Circle (2017)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: United Arab Emirates, USA, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A young tech worker takes a job at a powerful Internet corporation, quickly rises up the company's ranks, and soon finds herself in a perilous situation concerning privacy, surveillance and freedom. She comes to learn that her decisions and ...
Style: futuristic, intense, exciting, thought provoking, tense ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: technology, distopia, privacy, video surveillance, women, fighting the system, internet, social media, media manipulation, life philosophy, science, world politics ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: scotland
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The Last Debate (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Four members of the media are chosen as moderator and panel for the single televised debate of presidential candidates one week before the election. These four use the debate forum as never before, resulting in what critics call a hijacking of the ...
Style: tense, captivating, disturbing
Plot: media manipulation, political scandal, presidential candidate, political unrest, debate, election, media, media coverage, political activism, political intrigue, political campaign, presidential election ...
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Kill the Messenger (2014)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A reporter becomes the target of a vicious smear campaign that drives him to the point of suicide after he exposes the CIA's role in arming Contra rebels in Nicaragua and importing cocaine into California. Based on the true story of journalist ...
Style: political, tense, suspenseful, thought provoking, clever ...
Plot: journalism, reporter, u.s. government, conspiracy, journalist, drug smuggling, media manipulation, politics, investigation, media, secrets, brainwashing ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 90s, 20th century, year 1996
Place: california, los angeles, iran, usa, latin america ...
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Lost Illusions (2021)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 149 min.
Story: Taking place between the years 1837 and 1843, Balzac’s classic novel focuses on the young poet Lucien de Rubempré, who leaves Angouleme for Paris in the pursuit of becoming an author.
Style: art house
Plot: literature, hashish, media manipulation, dandy, journalist, male nudity, ambition, female nudity, theater, art, prostitute, poem ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s, georgian era
Place: paris france, france
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Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: George Orwell's novel of a totalitarian future society in which a man whose daily work is rewriting history tries to rebel by falling in love.
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, psychological, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: distopia, brainwashing, politics, totalitarianism, future dystopia, torture, fascism, surveillance, female nudity, alternate reality, political corruption, society ...
Time: future, year 1984, 80s, 20th century, 18th century
Place: london, england, europe, united kingdom, britain
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Politics (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Portraying the events that have taken place in Polish politics in recent years.
Style: tense, unusual plot structure, sexy, captivating, contemplative
Plot: gay, lgbt, politics, politician, gay romance, government corruption, corruption, political corruption, priest, church, media manipulation, government ...
Time: 21st century
Place: poland
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House of Cards (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 51 min.
TV show
Story: Set in present day Washington, D.C., House of Cards is the story of Frank Underwood, a ruthless and cunning politician, and his wife Claire who will stop at nothing to conquer everything. This wicked political drama penetrates the shadowy world of ...
Style: serious, clever, political, cynical, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, adult
Plot: politics, political intrigue, political corruption, manipulation, state affairs, intrigue, blind ambition, strategy, lobbyist, media, journalism, breaking the fourth wall ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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Japan Sinks: People of Hope (2021)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: In 2023 in Tokyo, Prime Minister Eiichi Higashiyama pushes for COMS at the World Environment Conference. COMS is a method to liquify pollutants and store it in the crack of the sea floor. Prime Minister Eiichi Higashiyama gathers young and talented ...
Style: captivating, disturbing, tense, anime
Plot: disaster, media manipulation, corrupt official, journalist, corruption, investigative journalism, political corruption, private investigation, corrupt politician, ecological disaster, secret, political conspiracy ...
Time: near future
Place: japan, tokyo
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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, clever, twist ending, suspenseful ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night, date night, boys' night
Plot: twists and turns, suspense, missing person, investigation, infidelity, murder mystery, marriage, manipulation, psychology, adultery, missing wife, disappearance ...
Time: 2000s, 2010s, year 2012, 21st century
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, new york, missouri, st. louis missouri
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Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: Sony Pictures Entertainment and The Walt Disney Company jointly announced that Marvel Studios and its President Kevin Feige will produce the third film in the "Spider-Man: Homecoming" series, starring Tom Holland. The film is scheduled to ...
Style: exciting, disturbing, psychotronic, sad, captivating ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, chick flick
Plot: superhero, spider man character, multiverse, peter parker character, double life, heroes, teenage boy, superhuman powers, villain, supernatural power, teenager, teenage superhero ...
Time: 2020s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, mexico
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Arrival (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Taking place after alien crafts land around the world, an expert linguist is recruited by the military to determine whether they come in peace or are a threat.
Style: psychological, intellectual, futuristic, philosophical, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: alien, first contact, female protagonist, linguist, scientist, extraterrestrial, time, science, alien race, alien contact, alien creature, ufo ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: montana, china, massachusetts, venezuela, russia ...
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Picking Up the Pieces (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A small New Mexican village discovers a severed hand that is considered a miracle of God, when it actually belongs to a murdered spouse with a husband in search of it.
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, witty, campy ...
Plot: murder, investigation, prostitute, unlikely criminals, dishonesty, infidelity, clergy, buddies, small town life, desert, village life, media manipulation ...
Time: 90s
Place: new mexico, usa, latin america, texas, mexico
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You Don't Know Jack (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Angel of mercy… or murderous “Doctor Death”? Jack Kervorkian is one of the most polarizing figures in modern American history, a man whose passionate belief that people have the right to die has brought him both praise and vilification. ...
Style: serious, emotional, thought provoking, compassionate, dark ...
Plot: suicide, terminal illness, suffering, murder, moral dilemma, euthanasia, greed, eccentricity, judge, historical figure, serial killer, against the rules ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: detroit, usa, california, michigan
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The Paper (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Croatia
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The last independent newsroom in the country is taken over by a construction magnate for the reasons that have nothing to do with love or respect for journalism.
Style: captivating, disturbing, tense
Plot: journalism, infidelity, blackmail, social problems, manipulation, media, media manipulation, suspense, criminal, journalist, crime boss, business tycoon ...
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Eternal Wave (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: China
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Eternal Wave 密战 is a Chinese film set during the anti-Japanese occupation era starring Aaron Kwok, Zhao Li Ying and Zhang Han. It follows the main protagonist Lin Xiang who is a spy working underground to reestablish what was destroyed ruing the ...
Style: captivating, disturbing
Plot: world war two, sino japanese war, espionage, japanese occupation, chinese history, communist, spy, suspense, media manipulation, mission, media, social problems ...
Place: shanghai
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Iron Man 3 (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: When Tony Stark's world is torn apart by a formidable terrorist called the Mandarin, he starts an odyssey of rebuilding and retribution.
Style: exciting, entertaining, witty, suspenseful, humorous ...
Audience: kids, girls' night, chick flick, boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, heroes, hotshot hero, superhuman powers, billionaire, rescue, terrorism, kidnapping, revenge, flying superhero, androids and robots, betrayal ...
Time: 90s, year 2012, year 1999, 20th century, 2010s ...
Place: malibu california, california, tennessee, north america, usa ...
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Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A deranged media mogul is staging international incidents to pit the world's superpowers against each other. Now 007 must take on this evil mastermind in an adrenaline-charged battle to end his reign of terror and prevent global pandemonium.
Style: intense, serious, suspenseful, entertaining, exciting ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: james bond, spy, espionage, chase, suspense, 007, world war three, gadget, terrorism, car chase, secret service, hot and sexy ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: hamburg germany, hong kong, china, vietnam, england ...
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The Running Man (1987)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: By 2017, the global economy has collapsed and American society has become a totalitarian police state, censoring all cultural activity. The government pacifies the populace by broadcasting a number of game shows in which convicted criminals fight ...
Style: exciting, futuristic, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: distopia, cyberpunk, chase, dystopic future, prison, rivalry, resistance, prison escape, gadget, tough heroes, future dystopia, game of death ...
Time: future, near future, 80s, year 2017, year 2019 ...
Place: los angeles, california
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Quiz Show (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Quiz Show is a 1994 American historical drama film which tells the true story of the Twenty One quiz show scandal of the 1950s.
Style: intellectual, clever, talky, intense, realistic ...
Plot: manipulation, corruption, cheating, lawyer, advertising, investigation, greed, tv show, moral dilemma, television, contests and competitions, idealism ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, boston, washington d.c.
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Natural Born Killers (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Two victims of traumatized childhoods become lovers and psychopathic serial murderers irresponsibly glorified by the mass media.
Style: controversial, atmospheric, disturbing, brutal, surreal ...
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, dark humor, violence, insanity, violent, satire, mass murder, criminal heroes, murderous pair, lovers on the run, media ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: arizona, nevada, new mexico, paris france, london ...
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The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: After his mistress runs over a young teen, a Wall Street hotshot sees his life unravel in the spotlight, and attracting the interest of a down and out reporter.
Style: cynical, stylized, humorous, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: redemption, journalist, politics, interracial relations, wall street, society, courtroom, justice, media, legal action, dark humor, journalism ...
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city, manhattan new york city
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Absence of Malice (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A prosecutor leaks a false story that liquor warehouse owner Michael Gallagher is involved in the murder of a union head, and as newspaper reporter Megan Carter picks up the story and attempts to find the real truth, Gallagher's life begins to ...
Style: thought provoking, talky, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: journalism, murder, investigation, politics, legal, courtroom, court, lawyer, manipulation, writers, media, suspense ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, florida, miami
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15 Minutes (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: When Eastern European criminals Oleg and Emil come to New York City to pick up their share of a heist score, Oleg steals a video camera and starts filming their activities, both legal and illegal. When they learn how the American media circus can ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, brutal, disturbing, stylized ...
Plot: serial killer, criminal, media, police investigation, journalism, twists and turns, prisoner, partners against crime, violence, reluctant partners, justice, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, eastern europe
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Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A man robs a bank to pay for his lover's operation; it turns into a hostage situation and a media circus.
Style: tense, suspenseful, cerebral, captivating, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bank robbery, heist, robbery, hostage, police, one day, crime gone awry, gangsters, criminal heroes, lgbt, gay, fbi ...
Time: year 1972, 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, usa
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Wrong Is Right (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Political double-talk, dirty tricks, hidden microphones, spy satellites, bugging the Oval Office and a nuclear bomb for sale are all ingredients in this swift, funny and frightening look at the possibilities in today's political arenas. Sean ...
Style: political, cynical, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: reporter, political satire, media manipulation, time travel, conspiracy, cold war, assassination, politics, terrorism, satire, dark humor, revolution ...
Time: 80s, near future
Place: new york, san antonio texas, north africa, texas, manhattan new york city
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The Truman Show (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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, philosophical, psychological, surreal, touching ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: freedom, self discovery, video surveillance, small town, fictional reality show, hidden camera, alternate reality, loneliness, morality, fictional reality, god complex, utopia ...
Time: future, 20th century, 90s
Place: florida, usa
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Edtv (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Video store clerk Ed agrees to have his life filmed by a camera crew for a tv network.
Style: humorous, witty, light, entertaining, satirical ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: fictional reality show, television, satire, fish out of water, audition, reality, happy ending, life philosophy, misfit, human nature, tv show, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco, usa, california, new jersey
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World's Greatest Dad (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the wake of a freak accident, Lance suffers the worst tragedy and the greatest opportunity of his life. He is suddenly faced with the possibility of fame, fortune and popularity, if he can only live with the knowledge of how he got there.
Style: clever, melancholic, thought provoking, dark, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teacher, high school, writers, single father, father son relationship, grief, loneliness, life & death, life philosophy, suicide, character study, loss of child ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, seattle
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