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, clever, stylized and tense films and TV shows about / with blackmail, murder, dishonesty, crimes, mentor, corruption, storytelling, twists & turns, dialogue and greed plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres shot in USA, UK, Ireland and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as blackmail: Pretty Little Liars (2010), Derailed (2005), Ray Donovan (2013), Notes on a Scandal (2006), Wild Things (1998), Gone in Sixty Seconds (2000), The Lives of Others (2006), The Boy Next Door (2015), Desperate Housewives (2004), Suits (2011).
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Ray Donovan (2013)
Crime, Drama
USA
60 min.
 8.3
Notes on a Scandal (2006)
Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
UK
92 min.
 7.4
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Easter (2019)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, War
USA
200 min.

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, high school, friendship, 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, serious, twist ending ...
Plot: dangerous attraction, infidelity, blackmail, rape, crimes, deception, danger, crime, disorder, family in danger, revenge, cheating ...
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: clever, serious, captivating, tense, realistic ...
Plot: crimes, blackmail, family problems, hollywood, millionaire, fbi, power relations, family secret, teamwork, intrigue, parents and children, identity crisis ...
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: age difference, teachers and students, obsession, forbidden love, blackmail, loneliness, teacher, secret, lesbian, infidelity, dangerous attraction, journal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe
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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, suspenseful, psychological, twists and turns, erotic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: femme fatale, dangerous attraction, seduction, rape, mind game, manipulations, blackmail, desire, teachers and students, conspiracy, passionate interest, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: florida, 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, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: car chase, master criminal, organized crime, crime, criminal heroes, race against time, heist, blackmail, danger, partners, friends, one last job ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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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, gloomy, compassionate, heartbreaking ...
Plot: surveillance, communism, cold war, blackmail, interrogation, german, politics, corruption, voyeurism, paranoia, secret agents, morality ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, year 1984, 1990s
Place: germany, east germany, german democratic republic, europe, soviet union ...
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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, sexy, suspenseful, psychological, serious ...
Plot: obsession, older woman younger man relationship, stalker, dangerous attraction, psychopath, stalking, insanity, blackmail, fatal attraction, infidelity, danger, neighbor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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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, cynical ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: housewife, suburban life, secret, couple relations, neighbor, family relations, investigation, infidelity, social relations, lifestyle, friendship, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
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, boys' night, family outing
Plot: prodigy, hotshot lawyer, boss and employee, legal, success, lawyer, mentor, rivalry, blackmail, deal, rivals, ambitious ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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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, tense, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: showbiz, music, ambition, blackmail, mafia, historical character, nervous breakdown, music business, drugs/alcohol, disco, buddies, rock band ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, las vegas
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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, serious, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, blackmail, investigation, uncover truth, dishonesty, betrayal, manipulations, surveillance, architect, mistress, crimes, amateur detective ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium, europe
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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
Plot: couple relations, love and romance, pretense, deception, fall in love, farce, dishonesty, marriage, hidden identity, blackmail, plastic surgery, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hawaii, usa
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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: psychological, surprise ending, suspense, tricky
Plot: interrogation, uncover truth, death, false accusation, judge, suspect, trial, blackmail, confession of crime, false accusation of murder, accusation, corpse ...
Place: spain, barcelona spain
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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: gang, criminal heroes, mafia, buddies, crimes, russian, crime, gangsters, organized crime, murder, characters in danger, political corruption ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: russia, moscow russia
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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, touching, erotic, sexual, intense ...
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), striptease, custody, strip club, blackmail, 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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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: espionage, blackmail, farce, 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, suspenseful, gloomy ...
Plot: insomnia, fbi, murder, police investigation, guilt, blackmail, police corruption, law enforcement, small town, neo noir, investigator, hotel ...
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: drug dealing, blackmail, small town, crime, police investigation, cocaine, fbi, reluctant partners, verbal byplay, drugs/alcohol, irish, prostitute ...
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, scary ...
Plot: domestic disturbance, stalking, apartment building, blackmail, obsession, caretaker, concierge, 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, serious, gloomy, 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: emotional, serious, realistic, captivating, biting ...
Plot: politics, mistress, blackmail, political corruption, corruption, manipulation, scandal, governor, journalist, 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: twists and turns, humorous, semi serious, 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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 7.9
 44K
The Borgias (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, Hungary, Ireland, Canada
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Set in 15th century Italy at the height of the Renaissance, The Borgias chronicles the corrupt rise of patriarch Rodrigo Borgia to the papacy, where he proceeds to commit every sin in the book to amass and retain power, influence and enormous wealth ...
Style: serious, captivating, clever, epic, sexual ...
Plot: clergy, intrigue, siblings relations, historical character, sin, rivalry, ruler, manipulations, secret, brother sister incest, priest, state affairs ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
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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, atmospheric, talky, stylized ...
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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 8.9
 408K
House of Cards (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 51 min.
Story: Set in present day Washington, D.C., House of Cards is the story of Frank Underwood, a ruthless and cunning politician, and his wife Claire who will stop at nothing to conquer everything. This wicked political drama penetrates the shadowy world of ...
Style: serious, cynical, clever, witty, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: political intrigue, manipulations, politics, state affairs, blind ambition, political corruption, intrigue, lobbyist, white house, postmodernism, drugs/alcohol, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c., u.s. capitol building
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 9.0
 249K
Fargo (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 53 min.
Story: A close-knit anthology series dealing with stories involving malice, violence and murder based in and around Minnesota.
Style: dark humor, atmospheric, captivating, cynical, suspenseful ...
Plot: small town, crime, crimes, police investigation, psychopath, law enforcement, killings, crime gone awry, small town life, americana, disorder, gory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1979, year 2006
Place: minnesota, usa, north dakota
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 5.8
 53K
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, serious, tense, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: blackmail, kidnapping, bank, rescue, technology, architect, hostages, family in danger, crime, computer hacker, hacker, confined ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington
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Female War: A Nasty Deal (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Painter Ha-rim became blind due to an unfortunate accident. His wife Sun-yeong searches far and low for a cornea donor until she meets terminal cancer patient Dae-geun. These two make a startling and dangerous deal for Ha-rim's cornea.
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, infidelity, adultery, blindness, obsession, blackmail, cheating wife, sex scene, pervert, extramarital affair, painter, female nudity
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