Conspiracy theory movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant conspiracy theory movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, suspense, suspenseful, intense, realistic and interesting films and TV shows about / with conspiracy theory, conspiracy, dialogue, twists & turns, murder, storytelling, catastrophe, first contact, mentor and runaway plots mostly in Thriller, Drama and Mystery genres shot in USA, Germany, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as conspiracy theory: Bug (2006), Blow Out (1981), Man of the Year (2006), Cube (1997), Containment (2016), Anonymous (2011), The X Files (1998), Kill the Messenger (2014), Parkland (2013), Echelon Conspiracy (2009).

List of conspiracy theory movies

 6.1
 32K
Bug (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A lonely waitress with a tragic past, Agnes rooms in a run-down motel, living in fear of her abusive, recently paroled ex-husband. But when Agnes begins a tentative romance with Peter, an eccentric, nervous drifter, she starts to feel hopeful again ...
Style: suspenseful, mind bending, psychological, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: paranoia, psychosis, conspiracy theory, obsession, couples, delusion, drugs/alcohol, losing-it hero, isolated place, motel, insanity, mental illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oklahoma, usa
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 7.4
 38K
Blow Out (1981)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Jack Terry is a master sound recordist who works on grade-B horror movies. Late one evening, he is recording sounds for use in his movies when he hears something unexpected through his sound equipment and records it. Curiosity gets the better of him ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: assassination, political conspiracy, politics, witnessing a crime, state affairs, amateur detective, hitman, conspiracy, crimes, nobody believes, life turned upside down, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: pennsylvania, philadelphia, california
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Man of the Year (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The irreverent host of a political satire talk show decides to run for president and expose corruption in Washington. His stunt goes further than he expects when he actually wins the election, but a software engineer suspects that a computer glitch ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sincere, satirical ...
Plot: politics, presidential election, media, campaign, head of state, state affairs, love and romance, against the odds, couples, comedian, conspiracy theory, usa president ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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 7.2
 195K
Cube (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Seven strangers are taken out of their daily lives and placed mysteriously in a deadly cube where they all agree they must find their way out.
Style: psychological, futuristic, suspenseful, surreal, mind bending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: isolation, maze, survival, trap, captivity, escape, death, trapped, danger, mathematics, parallel world, insanity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
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 7.2
 9K
Containment (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: An epidemic breaks out in Atlanta leaving the large city quarantined and those stuck on the inside fighting for their lives. This is the story of loved ones torn apart, and how the society that grows inside the quarantine reveals both the devolution ...
Style: tense, exciting, suspenseful, serious, suspense
Audience: teens
Plot: quarantine, epidemic, tragic event, virus, doctor, society, death, secret, vaccine, trapped, conspiracy theory, murder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, atlanta georgia
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The Hypothesis of the Stolen Painting (1978)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 66 min.
Story: Two narrators, one seen and one unseen, discuss possible connections between a series of paintings. The on-screen narrator walks through three-dimensional reproductions of each painting, featuring real people, sometimes moving, in an effort to ...
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, captivating, offbeat ...
Plot: riddles and clues, painter, scene based on painting, art, art collector, painting, conspiracy theory, artists and showbiz, mystery, dishonesty, scandal, stolen painting ...
Time: 19th century
Place: europe, france
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 6.9
 38K
Anonymous (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Set against the backdrop of the succession of Queen Elizabeth I, and the Essex Rebellion against her, the story advances the theory that it was in fact Edward De Vere, Earl of Oxford who penned Shakespeare's plays.
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, captivating, atmospheric ...
Plot: politics, intrigue, inheritance, political intrigue, lifestyle, play, queen, state affairs, dishonesty, political unrest, desire for fame, aristocracy ...
Time: 16th century, 18th century, 1930s
Place: england, europe, wales, ireland, italy ...
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 7.0
 96K
The X Files (1998)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Mulder and Scully, now taken off the FBI's X Files cases, must find a way to fight the shadowy elements of the government to find out the truth about a conspiracy that might mean the alien colonization of Earth.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, twists and turns, scary, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: ufo, alien, evil alien, fbi, mystery, government agency, investigation, paranoia, special agents, first contact, obsession, conspiracy ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, prehistory, 1990s, future ...
Place: antarctica, texas, usa, europe, london ...
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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: tense, suspenseful, clever, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: journalism, investigation, drug dealing, uncover truth, life turned upside down, government agency, police corruption, state affairs, conspiracy, society, media, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: california, nicaragua, los angeles, latin america, usa ...
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 6.3
 14K
Parkland (2013)
Genre: Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: November 22nd, 1963 was a day that changed the world forever — when young American President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. This film follows, almost in real time, a handful of individuals forced to make split-second decisions ...
Style: tense, serious, captivating, factual, suspense ...
Plot: hospital, kennedy assassination, assassination, fbi, doctors and patients, state affairs, society, americana, deadly, power relations, secret service, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1963, 1960s
Place: usa, texas, dallas texas, california
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Echelon Conspiracy (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Mysterious cell phone messages promise a young American engineer untold wealth - then make him the target of a deadly international plot. Dangerous security operatives chase the engineer across the globe, while a powerful government official pursues ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: surveillance, chase, a.i., danger, undercover, chaos, government agency, computer system, on the run, technology gone awry, computers and web, conspiracy theory ...
Time: contemporary, future
Place: usa, europe, moscow russia, washington d.c., paris france ...
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 8.1
 1.0M
Shutter Island (2010)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: World War II soldier-turned-U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels investigates the disappearance of a patient from a hospital for the criminally insane, but his efforts are compromised by his troubling visions and also by a mysterious doctor.
Style: psychological, surprise ending, suspenseful, tense, twist ending ...
Plot: mental institution, mystery, paranoia, insanity, investigation, losing-it hero, uncover truth, doctors and patients, island, psychiatrist, plot twist, delusion ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, year 1954, year 1945 ...
Place: boston
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 7.0
 2K
Safe House (1998)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A psychological thriller; Mace Sowell, an ex-intelligence operative and whose past government activities catches up with him, faces his own mortality, in the shape of the onset of Alzheimer's disease. Holding the electronic key to secret ...
Style: psychological, mind bending, serious, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: alzheimer's disease, conspiracy theory, mystery, special agents, state affairs, life is a bitch, chases and races, uncover truth, secret agents, assassination attempt, parents and children, race against time ...
Time: 90s
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 8.2
 62K
11.22.63 (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: An English teacher travels back in time to prevent the Kennedy assassination, but discovers he is attached to the life he has made in a bygone era.
Style: stylized, suspense, suspenseful, serious, tense ...
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, assassination, surveillance, kennedy assassination, murder, escapades, conspiracy, historical event, period piece, time traveler, time ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 50s, year 1963, future
Place: usa, dallas texas
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Rollercoaster (1977)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The plot is about a guile young terrorist who is able to blackmail a series of companies by placing home-made radio controlled bombs within the central attraction of amusement parks; roller coasters. The young man played by Timothy Bottoms gives a ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, murder, terrorism, fbi, psychopath, bomb squad, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, master criminal, psychological thriller, race against time ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: chicago illinois, california, los angeles
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 6.2
 141K
Inferno (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Hungary
Duration: 121 min.
Story: After waking up in a hospital with amnesia, professor Robert Langdon and a doctor must race against time to foil a deadly global plot.
Style: exciting, twists and turns, mind bending, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ancient mystery, adventure, danger, memory loss, treasure hunt, riddles and clues, museum, chases and races, race against time, religions or cults, amnesia, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: italy, europe, florence italy, florence, venice ...
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 5.2
 16K
The Order (2003)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: For centuries, a secret Order of priests has existed within the Church. A renegade priest, Father Alex Bernier, is sent to Rome to investigate the mysterious death of one of the Order's most revered members. Following a series of strangely ...
Style: scary, bleak, mind bending, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: investigation, murder, catholic church, vatican, mentor protege relationship, priest, supernatural, mystery, uncover truth, religions or cults, mind game, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, jerusalem, rome italy, paris france, italy
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 5.6
 46K
Chain Reaction (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Two researchers in a green alternative energy project are put on the run when they are framed for murder and treason.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: frame up, conspiracy, on the run, protagonist as suspect, crimes, uncover truth, witnessing a crime, chase, fbi, laboratory, secrets, conspiracy theory ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, chicago illinois, san francisco
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The Caveman's Valentine (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In this spine-tingling and visually stunning thriller, Academy Award®-nominee Samuel L. Jackson (Unbreakable, Shaft, Pulp Fiction delivers a "full-throttle performance" (People) as Romulus Ledbetter, a misunderstood musician turned ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, intense ...
Plot: mental illness, mystery, murder, investigation, crimes, interracial relations, deadly, parents and children, life is a bitch, father daughter relationship, murder investigation, schizophrenia ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 7.2
 17K
Ascension (2014)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 231 min.
Story: In this three-part miniseries, a young woman's murder causes the subjects of a century-long mission to populate a new world to question the true nature of the project as they approach the point of no return.
Style: captivating, serious, stylized, talky, intellectual ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space travel, space station, spacecraft, space opera, social differences, murder, outer space, survival, technology, science, murder mystery, twists & turns ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1950s, 1960s
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 7.0
 288K
Jack Reacher (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: When a gunman takes five lives with six shots, all evidence points to the suspect in custody. On interrogation, the suspect offers up a single note: "Get Jack Reacher!" So begins an extraordinary chase for the truth, pitting Jack Reacher ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: loner, ex military, murder, sniper, investigation, lone wolves, drifter, crimes, vigilantism, conspiracy, false accusation, plot twist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, pennsylvania, pittsburgh, ohio
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 6.4
 65K
The Siege (1998)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The secret US abduction of a suspected terrorist leads to a wave of terrorist attacks in New York that lead to the declaration of martial law.
Style: rough, serious, bleak, thought provoking, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, fbi, siege, civil rights, islam, working undercover, fighting the system, race against time, law enforcement, white house, reluctant partners, chases and races ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, middle east, israel
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 6.3
 37K
Nick of Time (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Gene Watson is a public accountant who arrives on a train at Union Station in Los Angeles, accompanied by his 6-year-old daughter Lynn. Because of his ordinary looks, he is approached by a pair of sinister people named Smith and Jones.
Style: suspenseful, tense, exciting, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: assassination, kidnapping, race against time, politics, accountant, terrorism, murder, one day, assassination plot, psychological torture, mysterious man, danger ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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 6.5
 70K
Awake (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: While undergoing heart surgery, a man experiences a phenomenon called ‘anesthetic awareness’, which leaves him awake but paralyzed throughout the operation. As various obstacles present themselves, his wife must make life-altering decisions ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, twist ending, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: betrayal, dishonesty, uncover truth, surgery, couple relations, doctors and patients, parents and children, hospital, cons and scams, doctor patient relationship, conspiracy, health situation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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 7.0
 274K
RED (2010)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: When his peaceful life is threatened by a high-tech assassin, former black-ops agent, Frank Moses reassembles his old team in a last ditch effort to survive and uncover his assailants.
Style: exciting, humorous, realistic, semi serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret agents, cia, on the run, retired, spy, chase, retirement, alarm, hitman, kidnapping, fbi, shooting ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois, florida, cleveland ohio, washington d.c.
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 6.6
 125K
The Recruit (2003)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A brilliant CIA trainee must prove his worth at the Farm, the agency's secret training grounds, where he learns to watch his back and trust no one.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, spy, double agent, espionage, betrayal, hotshot hero, basic training, rookie, mole, state affairs, dangerous attraction, surveillance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa, washington d.c., langley virginia, peru
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The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Samantha Caine, suburban homemaker, is the ideal mom to her 8 year old daughter Caitlin. She lives in Honesdale, PA, has a job teaching school and makes the best Rice Krispie treats in town. But when she receives a bump on her head, she begins to ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: memory loss, amnesia, hitman, secret service, female killer, chase, presumed dead, cia, double life, female protagonist, single mother, rogue agent ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, pennsylvania, new jersey
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I Spit on Your Grave 2 (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Naturally beautiful, Katie has just settled into New York where she, like many other young women, is trying to make it as a model. But what starts out as an innocent and simple photo shoot soon turns into something disturbingly unthinkable! Raped, ...
Style: brutal, disturbing, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Plot: sexual abuse, vengeance, rape, rapist, torture, danger, left to die, gory, model, female protagonist, woman in danger, brutality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, bulgaria
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 6.8
 44K
Fair Game (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Wife and mother Valerie Plame (Naomi Watts) has a double life as a CIA operative, hiding her vocation from family and friends. Her husband, Joseph Wilson (Sean Penn), writes a controversial article in The New York Times, refuting stories about the ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, suspenseful, factual ...
Plot: cia, political conspiracy, newspaper, relationship vs career, state affairs, crumbling marriage, price of justice, fighting the system, journalism, uncover truth, family in crisis, government agency ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1992, year 1991, year 1995 ...
Place: usa, iraq, africa, dubai, afghanistan ...
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Seeking Justice (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: After his wife is assaulted, a husband enlists the services of a vigilante group to help him settle the score.
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough ...
Plot: vigilantism, life turned upside down, secret movement, group of criminals, crimes, conspiracy, investigative reporter, mysterious stranger, secret organization, assassin, conspiracy theory, fbi ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, california
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