Manipulative behavior movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant manipulative behavior movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out humorous, captivating, suspense, suspenseful, serious and sexy films and TV shows about / with manipulative behavior, manipulative person, male objectification, manipulative woman, crying, husband wife relationship, party, family relations, manipulation and fight plots mostly in Comedy, Drama and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as manipulative behavior: Intime conviction (2018), I Am Not a Witch (2017), Second Hand Husband (2015), Room for Rent (2017), Every Million Comes Handy (2016), The Teacher (2016), Burnt (2015), American Beach House (2015), Nina Forever (2015), Storyteller (2014).

List of manipulative behavior movies

Intime conviction (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Ever since she served on the jury during his trial, Nora has been convinced that Jacques Viguier is innocent, despite him being accused of murdering his wife. Following an appeal by the public prosecutor’s office, and fearing a miscarriage of ...
Style: serious, suspense, realistic, atmospheric, tense ...
Plot: legal investigation, manipulative behavior, murder trial, courtroom, trial, car accident, doubt, missing person, justice, lawyer, court, defense attorney ...
Time: 2000s
Place: france
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I Am Not a Witch (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, France, Germany, Zambia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Following a banal incident in her local village in Africa, 8-year old Shula is accused of witchcraft.
Plot: witch, superstition, violence against women, manipulative behavior, forced labor, submission, justice, little girl, slavery, freedom, witch hunt, witch doctor ...
Place: africa
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Second Hand Husband (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Gurpreet and Rajbir plan to get married, but Rajbir's ex-wife is standing in their way. Until she gets remarried Rajbir must pay alimony -- so it's time for them to find her a new man.
Style: captivating, sincere, humorous, touching
Plot: husband wife relationship, manipulative behavior, employer employee relationship, intrigue, ex husband ex wife relationship, remarry, flirting, alimony, boyfriend girlfriend relationship
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Room for Rent (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a reclusive man-child convinces his parents to rent their spare room to save from downsizing, a stranger with a hidden agenda moves in.
Style: psychological, captivating, humorous, suspenseful
Plot: social outcast, secret, manipulation, dysfunctional family, prank, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, sociopath, midlife crisis, manipulative behavior, awkward situation, father son relationship, loneliness ...
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Every Million Comes Handy (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Vibrant lady Irena Ditrichová owns a large prosperous firm with subsidiaries abroad. After being involved in a serious car crash, she decides to sell the firm and use the proceeds for helping people in need. When her son Jaroslav finds out that ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, captivating, serious
Plot: greed, money, manipulative woman, conspiracy, inheritance, moral dilemma, husband wife relationship, manipulative behavior, widow, intrigue, bossy woman, car accident ...
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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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Burnt (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Adam Jones is a Chef who destroyed his career with drugs and diva behavior. He cleans up and returns to London, determined to redeem himself by spearheading a top restaurant that can gain three Michelin stars.
Style: inspirational, entertaining, exciting, talky, emotional ...
Plot: cooking, chef, restaurant, kitchen, redemption, career, manipulative behavior, abused woman, food, drug addict, mentor, love ...
Place: new orleans, london, paris france
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American Beach House (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: What happens when six lucky strangers, three handsome young guys and three beautiful sexy young women, from all over the world, win a random contest-- an all expenses paid trip to an amazing beach house in glamorous Malibu, California, thanks to a ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, sexy, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: beach, bikini, looking for sex, sexual relations, comedy of errors, disorder, confined, holiday, isolation, love and romance, buddies, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, malibu california, usa
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Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Reclusive vampires lounge in a lonely American town. They wear sun cream to protect themselves. A descendant of Van Helsing arrives with hilarious consequences.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, scary, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, dracula, gory, supernatural, criminal heroes, danger, deadly, imaginary, deadly creature, heroes, rivalry, vampire vs vampire ...
Time: 80s
Place: united states, usa
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Nina Forever (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Horror, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Holly loves Rob and tries to help him through his grief – even if it means contending with his dead girlfriend Nina, who comes back, bloody and broken, every time they make love
Style: dark humor, cynical, absurd, sexploitation film, allegory ...
Plot: car accident, suicide attempt, sensuality, love, sex scene, haunted by the past, awkward situation, back from the dead, love triangle, erotic thriller, rivalry, romantic rivalry ...
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Storyteller (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Czech Republic
Story: A loose adaption of Bára Nesvadbová's novel of the same name. A novel that lacks a dramatic line and concentrates on the flow of emotions and feelings of two injured and beloved women, two women that the aging lothario Mára came between. The ...
Style: romantic, melancholic, suspenseful, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: love triangle, jealousy, false name, false identity, fake name, identification, teenager, husband wife relationship, pregnant woman, father son relationship, selfish woman, ex husband ex wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: czech republic, europe, central europe
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Hollywood Road Trip (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Chaz, a vintage magazine collector, decides to go on a road trip with his friends to Hollywood after discovering his evil landlord's plot to kill the creator of their favorite magazine. With everything at stake, Chaz is forced to choose between ...
Style: humorous, light, contemplative, feel good, unusual plot structure
Plot: friendship, boy, brother brother relationship, emotional blackmail, actor, manipulative behavior, magazine, silly humor, group of friends, deadly, youth, danger ...
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Dark Shadows (1966)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Dark Shadows is an American gothic soap opera that originally aired weekdays on the ABC television network, from June 27, 1966, to April 2, 1971. The show was created by Dan Curtis. The story bible, which was written by Art Wallace, does not mention ...
Style: gothic, atmospheric, stylized, surreal, dark ...
Plot: vampire, werewolf, supernatural, gothic horror, curses spells and rituals, danger, estate, mystery, imaginary, ghost, good versus evil, seductive behavior ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 1790s, 18th century ...
Place: maine, usa, new england
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The Favourite (2018)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In early 18th century England, a frail Queen Anne occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah governs the country in her stead. When a new servant Abigail arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah.
Style: factual, based on true events, emotional, melancholic, cynical ...
Plot: lesbian, rivalry, queen, ambitious woman, aristocracy, lgbt, british history, rise and fall, period piece, queen of england, duchess, royal court ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: britain, england
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Ratched (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
TV show
Story: An origins story, beginning in 1947, which follows Ratched's journey and evolution from nurse to full-fledged monster tracking her murderous progression through the mental health care system.
Style: sexy, tense, disturbing, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: mental institution, strong sexual content, lesbian romance, mutilation, psychiatric nurse, body horror, medical malpractice, lesbian relationship, hospital, lobotomy, nurse, revenge ...
Time: 50s
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Knives Out (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc is mysteriously enlisted to investigate. From Harlan's dysfunctional family to his ...
Style: captivating, witty, exciting, atmospheric, disturbing ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: murder mystery, mansion, eccentric family, investigation, murder investigation, whodunit, murder, mystery killer, private detective, inheritance, suspect, crime ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: massachusetts, new england, usa
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Point Break (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In the coastal town of Los Angeles, a gang of bank robbers call themselves The Ex-Presidents commit their crimes while wearing masks of Reagan, Carter, Nixon and Johnson. The F.B.I. believes that the members of the gang could be surfers and send ...
Style: exciting, surprise ending, suspenseful, intense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: extreme sport, bank robbery, extreme sports, working undercover, gang, special agents, undercover, surfer, fbi, surfing, ex athlete, wave ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, australia, hawaii
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 7K (2017)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Greg founded a company called that creates any type of alibi. With his associate, Augustin, and Medhi his new employee, they devise unstoppable stratagems and stagings to cover their clients. But meeting Flo, a pretty blonde who hates men ...
Style: funny, feel good, humorous, entertaining, cynical
Audience: date night, teen comedy
Plot: alibi, friendship between men, farce, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, deception, lie, adultery, infidelity, plan gone awry, husband wife relationship, buried truth, employer employee relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, cannes
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Dr. Jekyll and Ms. Hyde (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In New York in 1995 Dr. Richard Jacks is a creator of perfumes. Thus he spends his days inventing new colorful and well smelling potions and certainly caring for his girlfriend Sarah Carver. But when he discovers that his greatgrandfather, called ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, sexy, offbeat ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: gender bending, split personality, experiment gone awry, mad scientist, switching roles, disorder, hidden identity, supernatural ability, fish out of water, transformation, femme fatale, double life ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york
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Dark Shadows (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA, Australia, UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Vampire Barnabas Collins is inadvertently freed from his tomb and emerges into the very changed world of 1972. He returns to Collinwood Manor to find that his once-grand estate and family have fallen into ruin.
Style: gothic, dark humor, humorous, offbeat, melancholic ...
Plot: vampire, eccentric family, witch, immortality, old house, estate, curse, old mansion, reincarnation, vampire human love, curses spells and rituals, fish out of water ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 18th century, 19th century, 1770s ...
Place: new england, maine, usa, england, liverpool
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Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Mike and Dave are young, adventurous, fun-loving brothers who tend to get out of control at family gatherings. When their sister Jeanie reveals her Hawaiian wedding plans, the rest of the Stangles insist that the brothers bring respectable dates. ...
Style: funny, absurd, humorous, idiotic, sex comedy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: wedding, manipulative woman, wedding party, pretending to be someone else, swindle, troublemaker, deception, brother brother relationship, friendship, sexual humor, party, stupidity ...
Place: hawaii
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Before the Fall (2004)
Genre: Drama, Sport, Thriller, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In 1942, Friedrich Weimer's boxing skills get him an appointment to a National Political Academy (NaPolA) – high schools that produce Nazi elite. Over his father's objections, Friedrich enrolls. During his year in seventh ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, captivating, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: nazi germany, nazi, friendship, anti semitism, pow, boarding school, against humanity, boarding school life, youth, family relations, boxing, german ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1942
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, moscow russia, cape town south africa ...
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Death Becomes Her (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Madeline is married to Ernest, who was once arch-rival Helen's fiance. After recovering from a mental breakdown, Helen vows to kill Madeline and steal back Ernest. Unfortunately for everyone, the introduction of a magic potion causes things to ...
Style: dark humor, gothic, humorous, satirical, cynical ...
Plot: afterlife, immortality, love triangle, rivalry, obsession, couple relations, supernatural, death, vengeance, magic, zombie, jealousy ...
Time: 90s, 2020s, 1990s, 80s, 70s ...
Place: beverly hills, usa, california, los angeles
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Dangerous Liaisons (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Dangerous Liaisons is the film based on the novel of the same name by Choderlos de Laclos set in 18th century France. Marquise de Merteuil’s asks her ex-lover Vicomte de Valmont to seduce the future wife of another ex-lover of hers in return for ...
Style: tense, sexual, sexy, clever, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sexuality, sexual relations, aristocracy, seduction, mind game, love triangle, innocence lost, arranged marriage, passion, nudity (full frontal - brief), romance, dishonesty ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s, georgian era
Place: france, europe, paris france
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M.F.A. (2017)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An art student taps into a rich source of creative inspiration after the accidental slaughter of her rapist. An unlikely vigilante emerges, set out to avenge college girls whose attackers walked free- all the while fueling a vivid thesis exhibition.
Style: propaganda film, psychological, rough, suspense, feminist film
Plot: rape revenge, vigilante, female psychopath, art student, revenge, rape, violence, police investigation, femme fatale, murder, rape and revenge, party ...
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Rising High (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Charting the rise and fall of three corrupt real estate agents who accumulate absurd wealth in no time but fall into a vortex of fraud, greed and drugs.
Style: suspenseful, captivating, humorous, serious
Plot: adultery, unfaithful wife, cheating wife, cheating, rise and fall, false identity, lifestyle change, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, swindle, criminal, dysfunctional family, friendship between men ...
Place: berlin germany, central europe
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The Thing About Harry (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Two high school enemies, uber-jock Harry and out-and-proud Sam, are forced to share a car ride to their Missouri hometown for a friend's engagement party on Valentine's Day. Things take a turn when Sam learns Harry has come out.
Style: feel good, psychological, lgbt cinema, uplifting, romantic ...
Plot: gay, gay lead character, lgbt, young adult, gay protagonist, road trip, couples, teenager, reunion, friendship, gay sex, youth ...
Time: contemporary
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Kidnapping Stella (2019)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Snatched off the street and held for ransom, a bound and gagged woman uses her limited powers to derail her two masked abductors' carefully laid plans.
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, suspense, atmospheric, dark
Plot: kidnapping, ransom, van, twists & turns, wealthy family, mask, crimes, love, danger, crime, couple relations, gun ...
Place: central europe, berlin germany
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Get Charlie Tully (1972)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Charlie Tully and womanising Reggie Peek con two rich Italians out of £500,000 but during their flight out Charlie is arrested for coning an American and a dog. Reggie stores the money in a Swiss Bank and after Charlie is released is about to tell ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: on the run, heist, cons and scams, chases and races, criminal heroes, dishonesty, chase, crimes, gangsters, love and romance, crime, love affair ...
Time: 70s
Place: rome italy, london, europe, england, italy ...
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All the Kind Strangers (1974)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: A flashy LA photographer decides to help a little boy get back home. The kid happens to live deep into marshland, with his siblings and mom.
Plot: held captive, lost in the woods, vietnam veteran, dog, absent mother, homosexual subtext, nightgown, false name, male bondage, countryside, running through the woods, male objectification ...
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