Blackmail movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant blackmail movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful, interesting, tense and clever films and TV shows about / with blackmail, murder, mentor, dialogue, storytelling, twists & turns, betrayal, dishonesty, runaway and crimes plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as blackmail: Pretty Little Liars (2010), Derailed (2005), A Simple Favor (2018), Ray Donovan (2013), Notes on a Scandal (2006), The Boy Next Door (2015), Big Nothing (2006), Wild Things (1998), All the King's Men (2006), The Player (1992).

List of blackmail movies

Pretty Little Liars (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Based on the Pretty Little Liars series of young adult novels by Sara Shepard, the series follows the lives of four girls — Spencer, Hanna, Aria, and Emily — whose clique falls apart after the disappearance of their queen bee, Alison. One year ...
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, realistic
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama, family outing
Plot: secret, high school, friendship, blackmail, haunted by the past, threat, disappearance, best friends, youth, family, gossip and rumors, teacher ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, usa
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 6.6
 68K
Derailed (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When two married business executives having an affair are blackmailed by a violent criminal, they are forced to turn the tables on him to save their families.
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, twist ending, serious ...
Plot: infidelity, dangerous attraction, blackmail, crimes, danger, rape, deception, dishonesty, crime, revenge, family problems, marital problem ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, usa
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 6.9
 82K
A Simple Favor (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Mommy vlogger Stephanie joins her best friend Emily's husband, Sean, to investigate her sudden disappearance from their small town.
Style: captivating, exciting, tense, suspenseful, enigmatic ...
Plot: secret, missing person, deception, female friendship, murder investigation, blackmail, small town, murder, mother, single mother, ruse, investigation ...
Time: 2010s
Place: michigan, connecticut
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 8.3
 68K
Ray Donovan (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Set in the sprawling mecca of the rich and famous, Ray Donovan does the dirty work for LA's top power players, and makes their problems disappear. His father's unexpected release from prison sets off a chain of events that shakes the ...
Style: serious, clever, captivating, tense, realistic ...
Plot: crimes, blackmail, power relations, family problems, identity crisis, hollywood, businessman, teamwork, family secret, intrigue, millionaire, cover up ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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Notes on a Scandal (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A veteran high school teacher befriends a younger art teacher, who is having an affair with one of her 15-year-old students. However, her intentions with this new "friend" also go well beyond platonic friendship.
Style: sexual, psychological, tense, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: teachers and students, obsession, forbidden love, teacher, loneliness, age difference, secret, infidelity, dangerous attraction, blackmail, lust, adultery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, europe, england
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The Boy Next Door (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A recently cheated on married woman falls for a younger man who has moved in next door, but their torrid affair soon takes a dangerous turn.
Style: sexy, tense, psychological, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: obsession, older woman younger man relationship, dangerous attraction, psychopath, woman in danger, stalking, fatal attraction, stalker, neighbor, blackmail, seduction, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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 6.8
 28K
Big Nothing (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A frustrated, unemployed teacher joins forces with a scammer and his girlfriend in a blackmailing scheme.
Style: humorous, twists and turns, semi serious, absurd, talky ...
Plot: blackmail, unemployment, priest, call center, crime, cons and scams, crimes, dishonesty, disorder, betrayal, layoff, partners ...
Time: contemporary
Place: oregon, usa, wyoming
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 6.5
 100K
Wild Things (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When teen-socialite Kelly Van Ryan and troubled bad girl Suzie Toller accuse guidance counselor Sam Lombardo of rape, he's suspended by the school, rejected by the town, and fighting to get his life back. One cop suspects conspiracy, but ...
Style: tense, erotic, twists and turns, suspenseful, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: femme fatale, rape, dangerous attraction, blackmail, seduction, desire, mind game, manipulations, teachers and students, conspiracy, passionate interest, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: florida, usa
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All the King's Men (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The story of an idealist's rise to power in the world of Louisiana politics and the corruption that leads to his ultimate downfall. Based on the1946 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel written by Robert Penn Warren.
Style: captivating, serious, emotional, realistic, intense ...
Plot: politics, blackmail, mistress, political corruption, manipulation, journalist, governor, scandal, rise to the top, state affairs, fighting the system, corruption ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s, 1950s
Place: louisiana, usa, new orleans, new jersey
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 7.6
 49K
The Player (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A Hollywood studio executive is being sent death threats by a writer whose script he rejected - but which one?
Style: talky, clever, psychological, semi serious, suspense ...
Plot: hollywood, blackmail, murder, filmmaking, police investigation, false accusation, protagonist as suspect, plan gone awry, artists and showbiz, agent, death threat, screenwriter ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, pasadena california, los angeles
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Burn After Reading (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When a disc containing memoirs of a former CIA analyst falls into the hands of Linda Litzke and Chad Feldheimer, the two gym employees see a chance to make enough money for her to have life-changing cosmetic surgery. Predictably, events whirl out of ...
Style: humorous, cynical, funny, absurd, dark humor ...
Plot: blackmail, paranoia, espionage, stupidity, divorce, cia, disorder, escapades, autobiography, society, crime, farce ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, virginia, seattle washington
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The Lives of Others (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A tragic love story set in East Berlin with the backdrop of an undercover Stasi controlled culture. Stasi captain Wieler is ordered to follow author Dreyman and plunges deeper and deeper into his life until he reaches the threshold of doubting the ...
Style: tense, bleak, sincere, compassionate, sexual ...
Plot: surveillance, communism, cold war, blackmail, interrogation, secret agents, politics, german, espionage, iron curtain, actress, moral dilemma ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1984
Place: germany, east germany, german democratic republic, europe, soviet union ...
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 8.6
 321K
Suits (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: While running from a drug deal gone bad, Mike Ross, a brilliant young college-dropout, slips into a job interview with one of New York City's best legal closers, Harvey Specter. Tired of cookie-cutter law school grads, Harvey takes a gamble by ...
Style: captivating, witty, talky, stylized, serious ...
Audience: family outing, date night, boys' night
Plot: prodigy, hotshot lawyer, lawyer, boss and employee, mentor, success, legal, law firm, rivalry, deal, blackmail, rivals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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 5.8
 54K
Firewall (2006)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: State-of-the-art security system creator, Jack Stanfield has cemented his reputation as a man who's thought of everything. But when a criminal finds a way into Jack's personal life, everything Jack holds dear is suddenly at stake.
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: blackmail, kidnapping, rescue, bank, race against time, crime, robbery, family in danger, hostages, life turned upside down, hacker, architect ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington
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 7.2
 35K
Hard Eight (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A stranger mentors a young Reno gambler who weds a hooker and befriends a vulgar casino regular.
Style: clever, sentimental, rough, gloomy, tense ...
Plot: casino, gambling, blackmail, ransom, neo noir, christmas, crime, betrayal, confined, rivalry, gem, loser ...
Time: 90s
Place: nevada, usa, las vegas, atlantic city new jersey, california
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 7.2
 33K
Sleep Tight (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Apartment concierge Cesar is a miserable person who believes he was born without the ability to be happy. As a result, he decides his mission is to make life hell for everyone around him. A majority of the tenants are easy to agitate, but Clara ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: stalking, domestic disturbance, apartment building, blackmail, obsession, concierge, caretaker, downfall, loner, woman in danger, double life, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, barcelona spain, europe, barcelona
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 7.3
 75K
The Guard (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Ireland
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Two policemen must join forces to take on an international drug- smuggling gang - one, an unorthodox Irish policeman and the other, a straitlaced FBI agent. Sergeant Gerry Boyle is an eccentric small-town cop with a confrontational and crass ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, talky, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: blackmail, drug dealing, small town, cocaine, fbi, prostitute, irish, drug smuggling, police investigation, crime, fish out of water, african american ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, europe, boston
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 7.2
 251K
Insomnia (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Two Los Angeles homicide detectives are dispatched to a northern town where the sun doesn't set to investigate the methodical murder of a local teen.
Style: atmospheric, bleak, tense, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: police investigation, murder, guilt, fbi, insomnia, police corruption, blackmail, small town, police detective, investigator, investigation, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: alaska, los angeles, usa
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 7.3
 19K
Loft (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Belgium
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Five close friends, all of them married, share a loft to meet their mistresses. One day they find the body of a young woman in the loft. Since there are only five keys to the loft, the five men begin to suspect each other of murder.
Style: psychological, realistic, cynical, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: blackmail, infidelity, mistress, architect, surveillance, betrayal, dishonesty, investigation, manipulations, uncover truth, murder, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium, europe
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 6.4
 199K
Just Go with It (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A plastic surgeon, romancing a much younger schoolteacher, enlists his loyal assistant to pretend to be his soon to be ex-wife, in order to cover up a careless lie. When more lies backfire, the assistant's kids become involved, and everyone ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, funny, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, family outing, kids
Plot: love and romance, couple relations, pretense, deception, fall in love, marriage, farce, blackmail, plastic surgery, plan gone awry, romance, single mother ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hawaii, usa
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 6.7
 29K
Shattered (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A sociopathic kidnapper methodically pushes a desperate pair of parents to their absolute breaking point.
Style: disturbing, tense, suspenseful, surprise ending, suspense ...
Plot: kidnapping, infidelity, mind game, crimes, moral dilemma, revenge, blackmail, nothing to lose, danger, man-woman relation, justice, police investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, san francisco
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 6.8
 105K
The Firm (1993)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Mitch McDeere is a young man with a promising future in Law. About to sit his Bar exam, he is approached by 'The Firm' and made an offer he doesn't refuse. Seduced by the money and gifts showered on him, he is totally oblivious to the ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: law firm, moral dilemma, mafia, surveillance, lawyer, fighting the system, crimes, blackmail, seduction, murder, ambition, fbi ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, memphis, tennessee, harvard university, louisiana ...
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Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An ophthalmologist's mistress threatens to reveal their affair to his wife, while a married documentary filmmaker is infatuated by another woman.
Style: talky, cynical, witty, humorous, thought provoking ...
Plot: murder, mistress, professor, infidelity, adultery, blackmail, crime, human nature, moral dilemma, couple relations, dishonesty, introspection ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
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 7.5
 51K
Bad Education (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Two children, Ignacio and Enrique, know love, the movies and fear in a religious school at the beginning of the 1960s. Father Manolo, director of the school and its professor of literature, is witness to and part of these discoveries. The three are ...
Style: captivating, thought provoking, psychological, disturbing, melancholic ...
Plot: sexual abuse, transsexual, transvestism, teacher, child abuse, priest, dangerous attraction, blackmail, first love, gay, life is a bitch, gender bending ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, 80s
Place: spain, europe, madrid
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 6.5
 61K
Dead Man Down (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In New York City, a crime lord's right-hand man is seduced by a woman seeking retribution.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, rough, twists and turns, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, criminal's revenge, blackmail, crime lord, crime, gangsters, mysterious woman, right hand man, enemy, mob boss, danger, seduction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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 7.2
 165K
The Bank Job (2008)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Australia
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Terry is a small-time car dealer trying to leave his shady past behind and start a family. Martine is a beautiful model from Terry's old neighbourhood who knows that Terry is no angel. When Martine proposes a foolproof plan to rob a bank, Terry ...
Style: tense, rough, suspenseful, serious, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, bank robbery, political corruption, murder, blackmail, mafia, extortion, crime, crime gone awry, unlikely criminals, robbery, criminal heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1971
Place: england, london, europe, bahamas, caribbean ...
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 7.8
 225K
Office Space (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Three office workers strike back at their evil employers by hatching a hapless attempt to embezzle money.
Style: dark humor, humorous, witty, clever, satirical ...
Plot: office, workplace, rebelliousness, obnoxious boss, dull life, unlikely criminals, blackmail, workplace situations, coworker relationship, party, friendship, corporate world ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: texas, usa, dallas texas, mexico
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Desperate Housewives (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Desperate Housewives is an American television comedy-drama-mystery series created by Marc Cherry and produced by ABC Studios and Cherry Productions. It aired Sundays at 9 P.M. Eastern/8 P.M. Central, on ABC from October 3, 2004, until May 13, 2012. ...
Style: witty, humorous, sexy, sexual, dark humor ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: housewife, secret, suburban life, couple relations, neighbor, family relations, investigation, social relations, infidelity, friendship, love and romance, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa
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Gone in Sixty Seconds (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Upon learning that he has to come out of retirement to steal 50 cars in one night to save his brother Kip's life, former car thief Randall "Memphis" Raines enlists help from a few "boost happy" pals to accomplish a seemingly ...
Style: exciting, suspense, entertaining, intense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: car chase, heist, master criminal, organized crime, crime, race against time, criminal heroes, thief, friends, partners, danger, one last job ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Dr. Steven Murphy is a renowned cardiovascular surgeon who presides over a spotless household with his wife and two children. Lurking at the margins of his idyllic suburban existence is Martin, a fatherless teen who insinuates himself into the ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, rough, captivating ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, surgeon, revenge, brutality, blackmail, cruelty, hospital, paralysis, insanity, wife husband relationship, obsession, teenage boy ...
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