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, tense, psychological and suspense films and TV shows about / with blackmail, murder, mentor, betrayal, dialogue, storytelling, dishonesty, twists & turns, crimes and runaway 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), Ray Donovan (2013), A Simple Favor (2018), The Boy Next Door (2015), Notes on a Scandal (2006), Wild Things (1998), The Lives of Others (2006), Gone in Sixty Seconds (2000), Just Go with It (2011).

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, serious, twists and turns, realistic
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama, family outing
Plot: secret, friendship, high school, best friends, haunted by the past, youth, blackmail, disappearance, threat, family, gossip and rumors, high school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, usa
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 6.6
 67K
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: dangerous attraction, infidelity, blackmail, rape, crimes, deception, danger, crime, revenge, beating, couples, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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 8.3
 62K
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, captivating, tense, clever, realistic ...
Plot: crimes, blackmail, power relations, family problems, hollywood, identity crisis, family secret, teamwork, intrigue, businessman, millionaire, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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 6.9
 67K
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, enigmatic, suspenseful, tense
Plot: secret, missing person, deception, murder investigation, small town, blackmail, murder, female friendship, mother, single mother, life insurance, investigation ...
Time: 2010s
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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: tense, suspenseful, sexy, psychological, serious ...
Plot: obsession, older woman younger man relationship, dangerous attraction, stalking, psychopath, blackmail, insanity, stalker, fatal attraction, danger, infidelity, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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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, sentimental, realistic, tense ...
Plot: obsession, age difference, teachers and students, loneliness, forbidden love, blackmail, teacher, secret, infidelity, lesbian, lust, dangerous attraction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe, england
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 6.5
 99K
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, dangerous attraction, blackmail, seduction, rape, mind game, manipulations, desire, conspiracy, teachers and students, crime, strong sexual content ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: florida, usa
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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: bleak, tense, compassionate, gloomy, heartbreaking ...
Plot: surveillance, communism, cold war, blackmail, interrogation, german, politics, corruption, paranoia, morality, redemption, suicide ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, year 1984, 1990s
Place: germany, east germany, german democratic republic, europe, soviet union ...
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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, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: car chase, master criminal, heist, organized crime, crime, criminal heroes, race against time, blackmail, danger, partners, betrayal, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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 6.4
 194K
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: date night, chick flick, family outing, kids
Plot: couple relations, love and romance, pretense, deception, fall in love, farce, marriage, blackmail, plastic surgery, romance, kids and family, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hawaii, usa
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The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Ireland, USA
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: suspense, tense, suspenseful, rough, captivating ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, surgeon, revenge, blackmail, brutality, cruelty, paralysis, hospital, insanity, wife husband relationship, obsession, teenage boy ...
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 4.4
 39K
Striptease (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Bounced from her job, Erin Grant needs money if she's to have any chance of winning back custody of her child. But, eventually, she must confront the naked truth: to take on the system, she'll have to take it all off. Erin strips to ...
Style: sexy, sexual, touching, erotic, intense ...
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), custody, strip club, blackmail, striptease, single parent, dancing, dishonesty, family problems, dancer's life, manipulations, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: florida, usa, las vegas
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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, sexual, dark humor, twists and turns ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: housewife, suburban life, secret, couple relations, neighbor, family relations, infidelity, investigation, social relations, lifestyle, friendship, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: usa
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 8.6
 309K
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: witty, captivating, talky, serious, stylized ...
Audience: date night, family outing, boys' night
Plot: prodigy, hotshot lawyer, boss and employee, lawyer, mentor, legal, success, impostor, rivalry, deal, blackmail, rivals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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 6.5
 60K
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, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal's revenge, revenge, crime lord, crime, mysterious woman, blackmail, gangsters, danger, right hand man, mob boss, enemy, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 6.7
 28K
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, suspenseful, tense, surprise ending, suspense ...
Plot: kidnapping, infidelity, mind game, crimes, revenge, moral dilemma, blackmail, man-woman relation, danger, nothing to lose, police investigation, justice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, san francisco
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 7.8
 19K
Vinyl (2016)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Set in 1970s New York, Vinyl is a ride through the sex- and drug-addled music business at the dawn of punk, disco, and hip-hop. The show is seen through the eyes of a record label president, Richie Finestra, who is trying to save his company and his ...
Style: stylized, captivating, realistic, tense, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: showbiz, music, ambition, music business, mafia, blackmail, drugs/alcohol, disco, nervous breakdown, historical character, rock band, murder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, las vegas
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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: clever, dark humor, cynical, not serious, humorous ...
Plot: blackmail, farce, espionage, paranoia, divorce, stupidity, infidelity, gym, corpse, top secret, cia, verbal byplay ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: virginia, usa, seattle washington
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 7.2
 246K
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, insomnia, police corruption, fbi, small town, investigator, police detective, blackmail, suspect, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: alaska, los angeles, usa
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 7.3
 73K
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: talky, dark humor, humorous, semi serious, cynical ...
Plot: blackmail, drug dealing, small town, crime, police investigation, cocaine, fbi, verbal byplay, drugs/alcohol, irish, prostitute, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, europe, boston
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 7.2
 32K
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: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: stalking, domestic disturbance, blackmail, apartment building, caretaker, concierge, obsession, neighbor, unfulfillment, unlikely criminals, downfall, voyeurism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, barcelona spain, europe, barcelona
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 7.6
 48K
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: clever, cynical, witty, talky, semi serious ...
Plot: hollywood, blackmail, murder, death threat, screenwriter, police investigation, filmmaking, agent, enemy, protagonist as suspect, rise to the top, mistaken identity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, pasadena california, los angeles
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 7.3
 34K
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, gloomy, serious, realistic, rough ...
Plot: gambling, casino, blackmail, neo noir, betrayal, crime, ransom, christmas, male friendship, cheating, prostitute, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: nevada, usa, las vegas, atlantic city new jersey, california
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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: serious, emotional, realistic, captivating, biting ...
Plot: politics, mistress, blackmail, political corruption, corruption, manipulation, governor, journalist, scandal, ambition, dishonesty, rise and fall ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, 1950s
Place: louisiana, usa, new orleans, new jersey
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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, semi serious, twists and turns, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: unemployment, priest, blackmail, call center, serial killer, crime, murder, cons and scams, betrayal, crimes, vengeance, nothing goes right ...
Time: contemporary
Place: oregon, usa, wyoming
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 7.3
 18K
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, twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic, cynical ...
Plot: infidelity, blackmail, investigation, uncover truth, dishonesty, betrayal, manipulations, surveillance, architect, mistress, murder, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium, europe
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 6.6
 201K
The Beach (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Twenty-something Richard travels to Thailand and finds himself in possession of a strange map. Rumours state that it leads to a solitary beach paradise, a tropical bliss - excited and intrigued, he sets out to find it.
Style: psychological, serious, exciting, tense, scenic ...
Plot: obsessive quest, beach, marijuana, utopia, delusion, island, community, survival, love and romance, tourist, love triangle, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: thailand, southeast asia, bangkok thailand
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The Invisible Guest (2016)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 106 min.
Story: "The Invisible Guest” turns on a young businessman who wakes up in a hotel room locked from the inside with the dead body of his lover next to him. He hires a prestigious lawyer, and over one night they work together to clarify what happened ...
Style: surprise ending, psychological, suspense, tricky
Plot: interrogation, uncover truth, death, false accusation, judge, suspect, trial, confession of crime, false accusation of murder, accusation, corpse, blackmail ...
Place: spain, barcelona spain
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 8.0
 22K
Lilyhammer (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Norway, USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Frank Tagliano (Steven Van Zandt), is a former member of the New York mob. After testifying in a trial in the United States, Tagliano is relocated to Lillehammer in Norway through the FBI's witness protection program. Frank Tagliano was ...
Style: dark humor, witty, talky, stylized, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: culture clash, starting over, mafia, small town, lifestyle change, fish out of water, gangsters, crimes, business venture, criminal heroes, snitch, blackmail ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway, europe
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 8.4
 8K
Brigada (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 750 min.
Story: Brigada, also known as Law of the Lawless, is a Russian 15-episode crime mini-series that debuted in 2002. It became very popular, but received mixed reviews due to accusations in aestheticization of violence. The miniseries follows the story of ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: mafia, gang, criminal heroes, buddies, crimes, russian, crime, gangsters, organized crime, murder, characters in danger, political corruption ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: russia, moscow russia
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