Manipulative person movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant manipulative person movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful, psychological, humorous and captivating films and TV shows about / with manipulative person, manipulative behavior, crying, family relations, photograph, husband wife relationship, murder, crying woman, male objectification and barefoot male plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as manipulative person: Dismissed (2017), Addams Family Values (1993), The Art of Self-Defense (2019), Eva Nova (2015), The Eye of the Storm (2011), Nothing Bad Can Happen (2013), Freehold (2017), Garbage, the City and Death (2012), The Gift (2015), The Home of Dark Butterflies (2008).

List of manipulative person movies

 5.7
 7K
Dismissed (2017)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A straight-edged teacher finds trouble when an honors student is willing to do anything to get an A.
Style: psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, rough
Plot: teachers and students, manipulative person, perfectionist, revenge, multiple murder, serial killer, crime and punishment, mental illness, crimes, high school, microscope, crying boy ...
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Addams Family Values (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Siblings Wednesday and Pugsley Addams will stop at nothing to get rid of Pubert, the new baby boy adored by parents Gomez and Morticia. Things go from bad to worse when the new "black widow" nanny, Debbie Jellinsky, launches her plan to ...
Style: gothic, humorous, dark humor, macabre, not serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: eccentric family, halloween, goth, nanny, farce, femme fatale, uncle, baby, power relations, family problems, danger, parody ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: hawaii
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The Art of Self-Defense (2019)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Casey is attacked at random on the street and enlists in a local dojo led by a charismatic and mysterious Sensei in an effort to learn how to defend himself. What he uncovers is a sinister world of fraternity, violence and hypermasculinity and a ...
Style: psychological, captivating, surprise ending, twist ending
Plot: karate, master warrior, dojo, conspiracy, fascist, beating, gang leader, accountant, female martial artist, martial arts, agoraphobia, manipulative person ...
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 7.0
 307
Eva Nova (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Slovakia, Czech Republic
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Eva would do anything to regain the love of the one she hurt the most - her son. She is a recovered alcoholic but decades ago she was a famous actress.
Style: sincere, psychological, captivating, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, estranged mother, alcoholic, loneliness, estranged son, mother son conflict, elderly woman, addiction, regret, drunkenness, social outcast, husband wife relationship ...
Place: vienna
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The Eye of the Storm (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In a Sydney suburb, two nurses, Maria and Flora, a housekeeper, Lotte, and a solicitor, Arnold, attend to Elizabeth Hunter as her expatriate son Sir Basil, a famous but struggling actor in London, and daughter Dorothy, a divorced and down at heel ...
Style: touching, stylized, realistic, serious, cynical ...
Plot: longing, family life, parents and children, elderly, family relations, family problems, golden years, dealing with death, nursing, dysfunctional family, mother daughter relationship, manipulative person ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: australia
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Nothing Bad Can Happen (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The young Tore seeks a new life in Hamburg among the religious group called The Jesus Freaks. When he by accident meets a family and helps them to repair their car, he believes that a heavenly wonder has helped him. He starts a friendship with the ...
Style: serious, thought provoking, realistic, suspenseful, gloomy ...
Plot: domestic violence, human nature, introspection, religions or cults, society, sadism, manipulative person, friendship, epilepsy, humiliation, husband wife relationship, religion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
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 5.5
 1K
Freehold (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 80 min.
Story: An oily, amoral estate agent is preyed upon by one of his victims, who quietly moves into his flat and, unseen, begins a deliciously malicious campaign of revenge.
Style: suspense, unusual plot structure, humorous, psychological, psychotronic ...
Plot: revenge, psychopath as protagonist, sociopath, psychopath, suspicion, manipulation, selfish man, egocentric man, sociopath as protagonist, evil man, conflict between friends, lifestyle change ...
Time: 21st century
Place: britain
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Garbage, the City and Death (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Romi (Gabriela Mícová), a prostitute, is anything but successful at her job: she is of far too gentle a nature for her clients. The more obstinately she is pushed to the streets by her pimp Franz (Stanislav Majer), the closer she is to a complete ...
Style: realistic, compassionate, serious, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: female impersonator, prostitute, transvestite, dysfunctional family, pimp, gay, humiliation, gambler, man dressed as woman, closeted gay, death of protagonist, gay interest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, central europe, prague, prague czech republic
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 7.0
 141K
The Gift (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia, China
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A husband and wife try to reinvigorate their relationship but their lives are threatened by a "friend" from the husband's past who holds a horrifying secret about him, sending their world into a tailspin.
Style: psychological thriller, twist ending, surprise ending, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: stalker, bullying, revenge, bully, secrets, paranoia, husband wife relationship, past, stalking, friendship, manipulative person, lie ...
Place: los angeles, chicago illinois, california
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The Home of Dark Butterflies (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Haunted by his traumatic past and cautious about the prospects of an uncertain future, a fourteen year old boy named Juhani winds up in an isolated boys' home known as The Island. Juhani (Niilo Syvaoja) has been shuttled between foster homes ...
Style: serious, touching, emotional, realistic
Plot: island, teenager, isolation, friendship, youth, family relations, family problems, haunted by the past, couple relations, school, dark secret, juvenile delinquent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: finland
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Love in Thoughts (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A posthumous look at the last days of Guenther's life as he, his best friend, and his sister let loose on a four-day binge of alcohol, drugs, and sex.
Style: disturbing, stylized, serious, realistic, rough ...
Plot: love triangle, friendship, gays and lesbians, poet, youth, betrayal, romance, lifestyle, bohemian life, weekend, celebration, unrequited love ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, post world war one, pre world war two
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany
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Seduced by Lies (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Brad Sterling arrives by yacht as a handsome dream prince, and the discrete favorite nephew and brilliant investor of his tycoon uncle Wade. Charles Colton's ingrate heiress Laura eagerly dates him and puts him in the guest-house, partially as ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, captivating, tense, suspense ...
Plot: mystery, couples, crimes, danger, stalking, jealousy, hit and run, sex scene, intrigue, manipulative person, manipulation, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 5.5
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Loot (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Based on the play by 'Joe Orton' this film follows the adventures of two pals who have pulled off a bank robbery and have to hide the loot. Fortunately (?) one of them works in a funeral parlour and they have a coffin to spare.
Style: offbeat, witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: heist, farce, hotel, robbery, caper, coffin, crimes, bank, cons and scams, disorder, criminal heroes, crime gone awry ...
Time: 60s
Place: london
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 5.8
 4K
Johnny Suede (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Switzerland, France, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A struggling young musician and devoted fan of Ricky Nelson wants to be just like his idol and become a rock star.
Style: stylized, witty, humorous, semi serious, surreal ...
Audience: date night
Plot: musician, anti heroes, liar, celebrity culture, romance, misfit, lifestyle, love and romance, artists and showbiz, surrealism, song, anti hero ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, wyoming
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 5.3
 2K
Big Bad Wolf (2006)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In Cameron, a group of hunters is attacked by a wild animal, and Charlie Cowley survives, but sees his brother Scott dying. Seven years later, his teenage nephew Derek Cowley steals the key of his stepfather's cabin in the isolated Fire Road ...
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, scary, suspense, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: werewolf, deadly creature, serial killer, gory, survival, teenage life, dangerous animal, adventurer, supernatural, stalking, stepfather, college ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, london, england, africa
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 7.1
 754
Lost Soul (1977)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Bizarre events keep occurring in an old mansion, and it's soon become obvious that something mysterious is up in the attic.
Style: gothic, surprise ending
Plot: posing nude, outburst, knitting, emotional abuse, taking off pants, taking off shoes, nipples visible through clothing, locked room, clothed male naked female, loss of daughter, undressing, little boy ...
Place: venice
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Poor Pretty Eddie (1975)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A wrong turn on a jazz singer's road trip results in her car breaking down near an isolated lodge run by a faded starlet and a young, homicidal Elvis impersonator.
Style: offbeat, disturbing, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: rivalry, psychopath, injustice, racism, woman in danger, wedding, backwoods, rape, redneck, car, survival, hotel ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
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And Your Mother Too! (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In Mexico, two teenage boys and an attractive older woman embark on a road trip and learn a thing or two about life, friendship, sex, and each other.
Style: sexy, erotic, realistic, intense, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, hot and sexy, sexuality, age difference, strong sexual content, coming of age, explicit sex, road trip, sex, masturbation, sexual obsession, sexual attraction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america, madrid, mexico city, italy ...
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Lover Come Back (1961)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Rock Hudson and Doris Day are together again! Jerry Webster (Hudson) and Carol Templeton (Day) are rival Madison Avenue advertising executives who each dislike each other’s methods. After he steals a client out from under her cute little nose, ...
Style: witty, realistic, semi serious, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: battle of the sexes, rivalry, advertising, screwball, romance, workplace, satire, couples, opposites attract, unlikely couple, workplace situations, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, canada, manhattan new york city, tokyo ...
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 5.8
 767
Deadfall (1968)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Cat burglar Henry Clarke and his accomplices the Moreaus attempt to steal diamonds from the chateau of millionaire Salinas.
Style: realistic, serious, british noir
Plot: heist, love triangle, mansion, break in, burglar, jewel thief, concert hall, partners, crimes, gays and lesbians, crime, orphan ...
Time: 60s
Place: madrid
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The Lady Vanishes (1979)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Remake of Alfred Hitchcock's 1938 classic. On the eve of the Second World War, a train carrying an assortment of passengers, pulls out of a small town in Bavaria. When one of the passengers, a kindly old lady, mysteriously disappears the other ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, semi serious, captivating, touching ...
Plot: missing person, train, spy, investigation, mind game, mystery, woman in danger, dishonesty, crimes, danger, amateur detective, romance ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, year 1939
Place: germany, london, austria
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 6.9
 334
Soulbound (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Brazil
Duration: 105 min.
Story: What if life blindsided destiny? What if happiness was found in the unlikeliest of places? When do we allow ourselves to embrace the new without fear of letting go of the past? Gil is a twenty year old young man that questions himself and the world. ...
Style: realistic, contemplative, psychological, captivating, touching ...
Plot: starting over, musician's life, follow your dream, on the road, twentysomething life, destiny, introspection, hopes, friendship, orphan, romance, running away from home ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil
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 6.8
 2K
Paranoiac (1963)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Simon Ashby is a wealthy psychotic who is is coddled by his aunt in their palatial mansion outside of London. One day, Ashby's long lost brother mysteriously arrives at the house, but events prove that he is an impostor, sent by Keith Kossett, ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, scary, tense, mind bending ...
Plot: family relations, psychopath, aunt, suicide attempt, impostor, crimes, rescue, deadly, mentally unstable, mystery, dealing with death, palaces castles and temples ...
Time: 60s
Place: europe, england
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Strait-Jacket (1964)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After a 20 year stay at an asylum for a double murder, a mother returns to her estranged daughter where suspicions arise about her behaviour.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, serious, realistic ...
Plot: axe, murder, mental illness, mental institution, mentally unstable, farm, bracelet, mother daughter relationship, serial killer, babies and infants, false accusation, countryside ...
Time: 60s
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 8.1
 7K
The Cremator (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Kopfrkingl enjoys his job at a crematorium in Czechoslovakia in the late 1930s. He likes reading the Tibetan book of the dead, and espouses the view that cremation relieves earthly suffering.
Style: dark humor, surreal, scary, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, world war two, deadly, danger, losing-it hero, life is a bitch, war crime, religions or cults, atrocity, wartime life, urban, family in danger ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, year 1938
Place: prague, czech republic, europe, prague czechoslovakia, czechoslovakia ...
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Pretty Maids All in a Row (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In a California high school, a married teacher is the athletic coach and faculty advisor. He starts to have sex flings with his female students and eventually has to kill several of the girls to keep them quiet.
Style: dark humor, psychological, sexy, captivating, cynical ...
Plot: high school, murder, teacher, infidelity, investigation, teachers and students, crimes, youth, crime, cheerleader, serial killer, looking for sex ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, usa
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 7.1
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Dr. Petiot (1990)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A true story shot in a German Impressionistic style. In France during the Nazi occupation, Dr. Petiot (Michel Serrault) offered to help Jews escape the Nazis. They would come to his house, and he would kindly give them lethal ...
Style: neurotic
Plot: spiral staircase, morphine, serial killer, greed, illness, jewelry, injection, topless woman, false name, cellar, manipulation, shooting ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1942, year 1943
Place: paris france, france
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Remember My Name (1978)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Just released from prison, a young woman arrives in town to "start a new life", but soon begins stalking a married construction worker for no apparent reason, turning his life inside out and eventually terrorizing him and his wife.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, captivating, tense, realistic ...
Plot: stalking, obsession, small town, pursuit, obsessive compulsive disorder, life turned upside down, danger, crimes, mentally unstable, rivalry, vengeance, graphic violence ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa
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 6.4
 150
The Way Out (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Czech Republic, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The Way Out tells a story of a young Romani couple, Zaneta and David, the parents of little Janicka. Their efforts to live a decent and dignified life run up against the "Romani social trap," which is racism, the society's prejudices, ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching, psychological ...
Plot: family relations, unemployment, couples, life is a bitch, parents and children, couple relations, family in crisis, family problems, realism, social misfits, society, down on your luck ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, central europe
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 5.9
 114K
Dirty Grandpa (2016)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Jason Kelly is one week away from marrying his boss's uber-controlling daughter, putting him on the fast track for a partnership at the law firm. However, when the straight-laced Jason is tricked into driving his foul-mouthed grandfather, Dick, ...
Style: funny, sex comedy, humorous, road movie, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: road trip, golden years, family relations, on the road, grandfather, pervert, wedding, grandparent grandchild relationship, drinking game, disorder, army general, elderly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa
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