Misdirection movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant misdirection movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, suspense, realistic and exciting films and TV shows about / with misdirection, murder, blood, betrayal, chase, crimes, dialogue, runaway, deception and corpse plots mostly in Thriller, Action and Crime genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as misdirection: Swordfish (2001), Immortality (1998), Under the Skin (2013), Goyokin (1969), Doctor Mabuse (2013), Salvage (2006), Bloody Moon (1981), Mission: Impossible (1966), MI-5 (2015), Star Trek Into Darkness (2013).

List of misdirection movies

 6.5
 176K
Swordfish (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Rogue agent Gabriel Shear is determined to get his mitts on $9 billion stashed in a secret Drug Enforcement Administration account. He wants the cash to fight terrorism, but lacks the computer skills necessary to hack into the government mainframe. ...
Style: exciting, twists and turns, suspenseful, sexy, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hacker, bank robbery, ex convict, spy, master criminal, heist, computer hacker, crimes, crime, race against time, sexual activity, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california, monte carlo, oregon ...
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 6.2
 6K
Immortality (1998)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A vampire in London is searching for the ideal woman to 'redeem' him.
Style: stylized, psychological, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: asthma, vampire, asthma attack, murder, womanizer, woman in danger, supernatural, crimes, couples, dangerous attraction, romance, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, asia, europe, england, hong kong ...
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 6.3
 130K
Under the Skin (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, Switzerland
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A seductive alien prowls the streets of Glasgow in search of prey: unsuspecting men who fall under her spell.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, bleak, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: alien, femme fatale, deadly creature, hitchhiker, creature, human nature, on the road, danger, deadly, introspection, trap, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: scotland, europe, glasgow scotland
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 7.6
 2K
Goyokin (1969)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A guilt-haunted samurai warrior attempts to stop a massacre taking place.
Style: rough, bleak, stylized, realistic, serious ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, uninhibited rivalry, danger, master warrior, save the day, heroes, rivalry, deadly, escapades, crimes, lone wolves ...
Time: 17th century
Place: japan, asia
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The Texas Chain Saw Massacre: 40th Anniversary (2014)
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Five youths on a weekend getaway fall prey to a depraved family of cannibals in Tobe Hooper's masterpiece of subversive horror, now featuring a 4k digital transfer and all-new surround sound mix supervised by the director.
Style: macabre, suspense, scary, rough, bleak ...
Plot: dead teenager, hitchhiker, massacre, fear, paranoia, psycho killer, murder, cannibalism, serial murder, violence, danger, road trip ...
Time: year 1973
Place: texas, usa
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Doctor Mabuse (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Criminal mastermind Dr. Mabuse returns from exile to begin a new reign of terror, and only young Inspector Carl Lohemann stands in his way.
Style: gothic, psychological, suspense, suspenseful
Plot: police inspector, good versus evil, megalomaniac, master criminal, manipulation, doctor, mysterious villain, conspiracy, murder, deception, clue, black magic ...
Time: 1920s
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 5.4
 3K
Salvage (2006)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Claire Parker is going to die. At the hands of a sadistic and depraved killer, she will endure a terrifying, unimaginable brutal death--and it will all happen again. After being beaten, dragged, sliced, and stabbed, Claire awakens at work--where it ...
Style: scary, psychological, suspenseful, mind bending, surprise ending ...
Plot: time loop, death, danger, psychopath, serial killer, murder, woman in danger, destiny, vengeance, crimes, curses spells and rituals, supernatural ...
Time: contemporary
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 5.3
 2K
Bloody Moon (1981)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, West Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Miguel, a horribly disfigured young man, goes on a rampage at a masquerade party and rapes and then mutilates a girl. Institutionalized at a mental asylum, he is released five years later, into the care of his sister, Manuela who, along with their ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, scary, serious, bleak ...
Plot: murder, psychopath, slasher, violence, party, mental institution, woman in danger, danger, crimes, youth, rape, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 80s
Place: spain, europe
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Mission: Impossible (1966)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Mission: Impossible is an American television series that was created and initially produced by Bruce Geller. It chronicles the missions of a team of secret government agents known as the Impossible Missions Force. In the first season, the team is ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, twists and turns, stylized, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret agents, espionage, undercover, iron curtain, secret agent, crimes, race against time, cold war, top secret, danger, fighting crime, government agency ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, france, paris france, east germany, eastern europe
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 6.2
 21K
MI-5 (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: During a handover to the head of counter-terrorism of MI5, Harry Pearce, a terrorist escapes custody. When Harry disappears soon after, his protégé is tasked with finding out what happened as an impending attack on London looms, and eventually ...
Style: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, terrorist, secret agents, conspiracy, undercover, corruption, disobeying orders, race against time, explosive, police, danger, uncover truth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england, london, moscow russia, berlin germany, big ben london
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Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis. With a personal score to ...
Style: futuristic, semi serious, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: spacecraft, space travel, outer space, space and aliens, adventure, space wars, good versus evil, team, self sacrifice, teamwork, heroic mission, mission ...
Time: future, 23rd century
Place: london, san francisco
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 6.5
 29K
Unknown (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Five men wake up in a locked-down warehouse with no memory of who they are. They are forced to figure out who is good and who is bad to stay alive.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, twists and turns, surprise ending, tense ...
Plot: memory loss, kidnapping, hostage, amnesia, ransom, murder, confined, suicide, loss of friend, mystery, survival, race against time ...
Time: contemporary
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The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Five friends visiting their grandfather's house in the country are hunted and terrorized by a chain-saw wielding killer and his family of grave-robbing cannibals.
Style: banned film, scary, cult film, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, hitchhiker, chainsaw, psychopath, gas station, danger, cannibalism, murder, gory, massacre, woman in danger ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: texas, usa
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 6.6
 8K
Shiri (1999)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 125 min.
Story: North Korea's 8th Special Forces hijacks a shipment of CTX, a potent new liquid explosive, and threatens South Korea as part of a plot to re-unify the two countries.Ryu and Lee, special agents of O.P., South Korea's secret intelligence ...
Style: exciting, stylized, realistic, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, female killer, assassination, agent, spy, bomb, swat team, female assassin, espionage, race against time, undercover, secret agents ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: korea, asia, seoul, south korea, north korea
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 6.1
 106K
Push (2009)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After his father, an assassin, is brutally murdered, Nick Gant vows revenge on Division, the covert government agency that dabbles in psychic warfare and experimental drugs. Hiding in Hong Kong's underworld, Nick assembles a band of rogue ...
Style: exciting, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, intense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: supernatural ability, clairvoyance, telekinesis, danger, chase, psychic, precognition, experiment, imaginary, supernatural, undercover, escapades ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary, year 1945
Place: hong kong, asia
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 5.6
 7K
Playing God (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Stripped of his medical license after performing an operation while high on amphetamines, famed LA surgeon Dr Eugene Sands abandons his former life only to find himself crossing paths with Raymond Blossom, an infamous counterfeiter. Employed as a ...
Style: tense, serious, psychological, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, undercover, haunted by the past, fbi, mind game, drug addict, crimes, crime, dishonesty, love triangle, working undercover, drug dealing ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
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 7.0
 343K
The Italian Job (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, France, Italy, UK, Germany
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Charlie Croker pulled off the crime of a lifetime. The one thing that he didn't plan on was being double-crossed. Along with a drop-dead gorgeous safecracker, Croker and his team take off to re-steal the loot and end up in a pulse-pounding, ...
Style: twists and turns, exciting, realistic, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: heist, perfect crime, car chase, revenge, robbery, master criminal, hacker, mentor, gold, safecracker, caper, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, 1990s
Place: venice, italy, los angeles, europe, california ...
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The International (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, UK, France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: An interpol agent and an attorney are determined to bring one of the world's most powerful banks to justice. Uncovering money laundering, arms trading, and conspiracy to destabilize world governments, their investigation takes them from Berlin, ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, twists and turns, intense ...
Plot: interpol, conspiracy, murder, gunfight, investigation, chase, district attorney, law enforcement, crimes, special agents, lawyer, state affairs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, istanbul turkey, milan italy, italy ...
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The Holcroft Covenant (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A man who was a confidant of Adolf Hitler dies and leaves a fortune to make amends for his Nazi past--but his son has to search the world to find it
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, psychological, twist ending ...
Plot: espionage, holocaust, conspiracy, haunted by the past, against the odds, political intrigue, family relations, dishonesty, crimes, mind game, nazi, violence ...
Time: 80s, 1940s, future
Place: berlin germany, manhattan new york city, london, new york, tower bridge london ...
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 6.5
 10K
The Good Thief (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: France, UK, Ireland, Canada, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A compulsive gambler plans the heist of his life - a priceless collection of art from the world-class Casino Riviera in Monte Carlo.
Style: exciting, humorous, suspenseful, serious, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: casino, heist, drug abuse, betrayal, one last job, criminal, forgery, painting, perfect crime, buddies, law enforcement, cons and scams ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: french riviera, monte carlo, france, europe, italy ...
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The Great Train Robbery (1978)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In Victorian England, a master criminal makes elaborate plans to steal a shipment of gold from a moving train.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Plot: heist, train robbery, safecracker, gold, train ride, master criminal, crimes, crime, perfect crime, unlikely criminals, dishonesty, partners ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian england, victorian, 1850s ...
Place: england, europe, london
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 7.3
 598K
Now You See Me (2013)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An FBI agent and an Interpol detective track a team of illusionists who pull off bank heists during their performances and reward their audiences with the money.
Style: surprise ending, clever, entertaining, breathtaking, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, perfect crime, cons and scams, outsmarting, mind game, scheme, teamwork, mastermind, illusionist, fbi, deception, magic trick ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: las vegas, new orleans, new york, paris france, usa ...
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 6.1
 48K
Duplicity (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Two romantically-engaged corporate spies team up to manipulate a corporate race to corner the market on a medical innovation that will reap huge profits and enable them to lead an extravagant lifestyle together.
Style: twists and turns, sexy, clever, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: date night
Plot: espionage, undercover, rivalry, manipulation, intrigue, romance, love affair, battle of the sexes, manipulations, uninhibited rivalry, spy, surveillance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, dubai, bahamas, zurich switzerland, manhattan new york city ...
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Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: New York detective John McClane is back and kicking bad-guy butt in the third installment of this action-packed series, which finds him teaming with civilian Zeus Carver to prevent the loss of innocent lives. McClane thought he'd seen it all, ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, suspense, buddy comedy, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, gunfight, bomb, explosion, gold, deception, police officer, race against time, lone hero, police, puzzle, heroes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, quarry, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, quebec, harlem, manhattan new york city ...
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 6.5
 52K
Chaos (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Two cops, a rookie and a grizzled vet, pursue an accomplished bank robber.
Style: surprise ending, exciting, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, heist, gangsters, bank robbery, police detective, police investigation, crime, crimes, law enforcement, hostages, robbery, fan ...
Time: contemporary
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington, san francisco
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 5.7
 60K
Sabotage (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In "Sabotage", Arnold Schwarzenegger leads an elite DEA task force that takes on the world's deadliest drug cartels. When the team successfully executes a high-stakes raid on a cartel safe house, they think their work is done - until, ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, swat team, drug cartel, police investigation, crime scene, vengeance, brutality, crimes, gory, dishonesty, deadly, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2014
Place: mexico, georgia, usa, atlanta, atlanta georgia ...
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 7.2
 82K
Arlington Road (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Threats from sinister foreign nationals aren't the only thing to fear. Bedraggled college professor Michael Faraday has been vexed (and increasingly paranoid) since his wife's accidental death in a botched FBI operation. But all that takes ...
Style: twists and turns, tense, suspenseful, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: terrorism, neo noir, terrorist, paranoia, professor, conspiracy, fbi, uncover truth, bomb, danger, murder, mysterious character ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, washington d.c., west virginia, kansas, st. louis missouri
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 8.0
 166K
Akira (1988)
Genre: Animation, Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Childhood friends Tetsuo and Kaneda are pulled into the post-apocalyptic underworld of Neo-Tokyo and forced to fight for their very survival. Kaneda is a bike gang leader, and Tetsuo is a member of a tough motorcycle crew who becomes involved in a ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, cult film, serious, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, military, motorcycle gang, experiment, protest, mutation, government corruption, distopia, scientist, nuclear holocaust, save the world, hallucination ...
Time: future, 21st century, 80s, year 2019, 2010s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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 6.7
 228K
Escape Plan (2013)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Ray Breslin is the world's foremost authority on structural security. After analyzing every high security prison and learning a vast array of survival skills so he can design escape-proof prisons, his skills are put to the test. He's ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, twists and turns, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, lone hero, outsmarting, prison escape, escape plan, escape, against the odds, revenge, torture, resourceful, survival, convict ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, year 2013, future ...
Place: usa, colorado, morocco, louisiana, california ...
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 6.0
 2K
Yatterman (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Musical, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Pieces of a mysterious artefact known as the Skull Stone are scattered across the planet, and they hold the power to reveal the location of the largest deposit of gold in the world. The Doronbo Gang, the villainous trio of the series, are on pursuit ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, stylized, humorous, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: good versus evil, heroic mission, rivalry, adventure, heroes, archaeologist, escapades, master villain, danger, a.i., youth, young heroes ...
Time: 2000s
Place: japan, asia, alps, norway, mount fuji ...
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