Intrigue movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant intrigue movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, captivating, stylized, clever and exciting films and TV shows about / with intrigue, dishonesty, rivalry, state affairs, death, murder, couples, husband wife relationship, politics and betrayal plots mostly in Drama, Romance and History genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as intrigue: Game of Thrones (2011), Reign (2013), The Tudors (2007), The Blacklist (2013), The Other Boleyn Girl (2008), The Borgias (2011), Grand Hotel (2011), Magnificent Century (2011), Rome (2005), Caligula (1979).

List of intrigue movies

 9.4
 1.6M
Game of Thrones (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 57 min.
Story: Seven noble families fight for control of the mythical land of Westeros. Friction between the houses leads to full-scale war. All while a very ancient evil awakens in the farthest north. Amidst the war, a neglected military order of misfits, the ...
Style: atmospheric, epic, captivating, twists and turns, sexual ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: intrigue, dragon, betrayal, incest, king, political intrigue, adventure, politics, palaces castles and temples, royal family, killings, dwarf ...
Time: 2010s, middle ages
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 7.5
 39K
Reign (2013)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Mary, Queen of Scots, faces political and sexual intrigue in the treacherous world of the French court.
Style: sexy, serious, stylized, tense, realistic ...
Plot: queen, royal family, royal court, intrigue, aristocracy, rivalry, palaces castles and temples, state affairs, politics, prince, love triangle, power struggle ...
Time: 16th century
Place: france, scotland, europe
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 8.1
 62K
The Tudors (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Ireland, Canada, USA, UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Tudors is a history-based drama series following the young, vibrant King Henry VIII, a competitive and lustful monarch who navigates the intrigues of the English court and the human heart with equal vigor and justifiable suspicion.
Style: captivating, stylized, serious, sexual, realistic ...
Plot: royal family, queen, intrigue, betrayal, love triangle, royal court, couple relations, king, power struggle, historical character, womanizer, politics ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s, renaissance
Place: england, europe
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 8.1
 154K
The Blacklist (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Raymond "Red" Reddington, one of the FBI's most wanted fugitives, surrenders in person at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. He claims that he and the FBI have the same interests: bringing down dangerous criminals and terrorists. In ...
Style: captivating, exciting, tense, clever, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fbi, secret, special agents, master criminal, intrigue, investigation, mind game, danger, manipulations, crimes, unlikely partners, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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The Other Boleyn Girl (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A sumptuous and sensual tale of intrigue, romance and betrayal set against the backdrop of a defining moment in European history: two beautiful sisters, Anne and Mary Boleyn, driven by their family's blind ambition, compete for the love of the ...
Style: stylized, captivating, sexual, sexy, factual ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: queen, love triangle, royal court, royal family, intrigue, seduction, king, jealousy, mistress, siblings relations, ambition, love and romance ...
Time: 16th century, 18th century, 19th century
Place: england, europe, france, london
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 7.9
 45K
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: captivating, serious, clever, epic, realistic ...
Plot: clergy, siblings relations, intrigue, historical character, lust, manipulations, priest, sin, brother sister incest, ambition, desire, rivalry ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century
Place: italy, europe, florence, rome italy
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 8.5
 7K
Grand Hotel (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Spain
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Grand Hotel is a Spanish drama television series directed by Carlos Sedes and starring Yon Gonzalez and Amaia Salamanca. It first aired on Antena 3 in Spain on 11 October 2011 and on Sky Arts 1 in the UK on 18 November 2012. The series, filmed at ...
Style: captivating, stylized, realistic, serious, heartbreaking
Plot: love and romance, intrigue, investigation, high society, master and servant, hotel, heir heiress, social differences, maid, dishonesty, society, crimes ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, edwardian era
Place: spain
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Magnificent Century (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Turkey
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Muhteşem Yüzyıl is a prime time historical Turkish television series. It was originally broadcast on Show TV and then transferred to Star TV. It is based on the life of Suleiman the Magnificent, the longest reigning Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, ...
Style: stylized, realistic, serious, emotional, based on true events ...
Plot: royal family, intrigue, love and romance, political unrest, couple relations, state affairs, political intrigue, power struggle, sultan, war, battles, palace intrigue ...
Time: 16th century
Place: ottoman empire, turkey, istanbul turkey
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 8.8
 139K
Rome (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A down-to-earth account of the lives of both illustrious and ordinary Romans set in the last days of the Roman Republic.
Style: epic, sexual, exciting, captivating, tense ...
Plot: roman empire, incest, betrayal, intrigue, emperor, rivalry, strong sexual content, warrior, power struggle, political conspiracy, treason, slavery ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century b.c.
Place: europe, italy, egypt
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 5.3
 31K
Caligula (1979)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 156 min.
Story: The perversion behind imperial Rome, the epic story of Rome's mad Emporer. All the details of his cruel, bizarre reign are revealed right here: His unholy sexual passion for his sister, his marriage to Rome's most infamous prostitute, his ...
Style: sexual, erotic, epic, atmospheric, rough ...
Plot: lust, brutality, intrigue, ancient rome, assassination, betrayal, sexual relations, sadism, state affairs, politics, sex addict, violence ...
Time: ancient world, ancient history, 1st century
Place: italy, rome italy
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 7.3
 10K
Dynasty (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: The reboot follows two of America’s wealthiest families, the Carringtons and the Colbys, as they feud for control over their fortune and their children focusing on Fallon Carrington, the daughter of billionaire Blake Carrington, and her soon-to-be ...
Style: twists and turns, artsy, captivating, cynical
Plot: rich, intrigue, family business, rivalry, family relations, homosexual, secret, fashion, brother sister relationship, father daughter relationship, gay relationship, twists & turns ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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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: los angeles, california, usa
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Captain Alatriste: The Spanish Musketeer (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: Spain
Duration: 145 min.
Story: In 17th century Spain Diego Alatriste, a brave and heroic soldier, is fighting in his King's army in the Flandes region. His best mate, Balboa, falls in a trap and, near to death, asks Diego to look after his son and teach him to be a soldier.
Style: realistic, exciting, serious, epic, rough
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: intrigue, battles, adventure, soldier, heroes, dishonesty, tough heroes, european history, righting the wronged, hopes, deathtrap, last wish ...
Time: 17th century
Place: spain, flanders
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 8.6
 329K
Vikings (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Ireland, Canada
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Vikings follows the adventures of Ragnar Lothbrok, the greatest hero of his age. The series tells the sagas of Ragnar's band of Viking brothers and his family, as he rises to become King of the Viking tribes. As well as being a fearless ...
Style: exciting, atmospheric, captivating, stylized, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: warrior, vikings, historical character, heroic, legends and myths, battles, tough heroes, master warrior, king, adventure, intrigue, rise to the top ...
Time: middle ages
Place: scandinavia, europe
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 6.9
 94K
Exam (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The final candidates for a highly desirable corporate job are locked together in an exam room and given a test so simple and confusing that tension begins to unravel.
Style: psychological, mind bending, tense, surprise ending, suspenseful ...
Plot: mind game, manipulations, psychologist, ambition, rivalry, human nature, surveillance, plot twist, intrigue, confinement indoors, room, mystery ...
Time: future
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Half Moon Street (1986)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Dr. Lauren Slaughter, a research fellow at the Arab-Anglo Institute in London is utterly frustrated by her job. To supplement her income, she starts moonlighting at the Jasmine Escort Service, where she has more control over men and money than she ...
Style: realistic, sexual, serious, erotic, sexy ...
Plot: intrigue, politics, prostitution, escort service, escort, romance, espionage, dishonesty, political intrigue, couples, prostitute, love and romance ...
Time: 80s, 18th century
Place: london, england, europe, middle east, los angeles
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 6.3
 6K
Dynasty (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 47 min.
Story: The saga of a wealthy Denver family in the oil business: Blake Carrington, the patriarch; Krystle, his former secretary and wife; his children: Adam, lost in childhood after a kidnapping; Fallon, pampered and spoiled; Steven, openly gay; and Amanda, ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, enigmatic
Plot: intrigue, family business, rivalry, oil, family problems, family relations, uninhibited rivalry, parents and children, wealthy family, love and romance, couple relations, hypocrisy ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: colorado, usa, denver colorado
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 8.0
 11K
Versailles (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 52 min.
Story: The story of a young Louis XIV on his journey to become the most powerful monarch in Europe, from his battles with the fronde through his development into the Sun King. Historical and fictional characters guide us in a world of betrayal and ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, stylized
Plot: royal court, royal family, intrigue, political intrigue, palaces castles and temples, ambition, rivalry, infidelity, king, haunted by the past, betrayal, dishonesty ...
Time: 17th century
Place: france, versailles
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Spartacus: War of the Damned (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: Spartacus is an American television series inspired by the historical figure of Spartacus, a Thracian gladiator who from 73 to 71 BCE led a major slave uprising against the Roman Republic departing from Capua.
Style: epic, rough, exciting, sexual, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: roman empire, rebellion, slavery, battles, warrior, rebel, sword and sandal, strong sexual content, death, master warrior, gladiator, soldier ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century b.c.
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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, lifestyle, family secret ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: usa
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 7.0
 10K
Dallas (1978)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The world's first mega-soap, and one of the most popular ever produced, Dallas had it all. Beautiful women, expensive cars, and men playing Monopoly with real buildings. Famous for one of the best cliffhangers in TV history, as the world asked ...
Style: serious, realistic, melancholic, uplifting, non-linear ...
Plot: intrigue, family feud, presumed dead, family business, family relations, oil industry, parents and children, ambition, uninhibited rivalry, couple relations, hypocrisy, mogul ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: texas, usa, medical school, southern usa, united states ...
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Yours, Mine & Ours (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Admiral Frank Beardsley returns to New London to run the Coast Guard Academy, his last stop before a probable promotion to head the Guard. A widower with eight children, he runs a loving but tight ship, with charts and salutes. The kids long for a ...
Style: feel good, humorous, funny, entertaining, romantic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: family, siblings relations, parents and children, opposites attract, family life, mischievous children, eccentric family, love and romance, couple relations, blended family, family relations, intrigue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: connecticut, usa, san francisco
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 7.1
 1K
The Ghost (2008)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 145 min.
Story: A novelist struggling with writer's block enlists the aid of an assassin for some inspiration -- fully unaware that he is being set up to take the blame for a murder.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, mind bending, captivating
Plot: frame up, journalism, intrigue, stalking, murder, crimes, assassination, hitman, dishonesty, danger, ghost, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia, moscow russia
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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, captivating, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: politics, inheritance, intrigue, political intrigue, lifestyle, political unrest, play, queen, state affairs, dishonesty, writer's life, aristocracy ...
Time: 16th century, 18th century, 1930s
Place: england, europe, manhattan new york city, italy, wales ...
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 8.6
 103K
Big Little Lies (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Subversive, darkly comedic drama Big Little Lies tells the tale of three mothers of first graders whose apparently perfect lives unravel to the point of murder.
Style: disturbing, surprise ending, enigmatic, twists and turns
Audience: chick flick, kids
Plot: domestic violence, crumbling marriage, adultery, female friendship, family life, secret, rape, murder, housewife, mother, marriage, parent child relationship ...
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To Kill a King (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A recounting of the relationship between General Fairfax and Oliver Cromwell, as they try to cope with the consequences of deposing King Charles I.
Style: clever, captivating, talky, serious, realistic ...
Plot: rebelliousness, betrayal, rivalry, intrigue, state affairs, revolution, dishonesty, political unrest, society, torture, civil war, battlefield ...
Time: 17th century
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Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Television made him famous, but his biggest hits happened off screen. Television producer by day, CIA assassin by night, Chuck Barris was recruited by the CIA at the height of his TV career and trained to become a covert operative. Or so Barris said.
Style: semi serious, stylized, suspenseful, realistic, microfilm ...
Plot: double life, cia, hitman, double agent, intrigue, spy, ambition, showbiz, undercover, dishonesty, tv show, rise to the top ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, 1930s, 1940s ...
Place: mexico, latin america, usa, new york, austria ...
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The Good Shepherd (2006)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 167 min.
Story: Edward Wilson, the only witness to his father's suicide and member of the Skull and Bones Society while a student at Yale, is a morally upright young man who values honor and discretion, qualities that help him to be recruited for a career in ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, tense ...
Plot: cold war, spy, cia, espionage, betrayal, invasion, double agent, politics, suspicion, patriotism, intrigue, idealism ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 60s, 50s, year 1944 ...
Place: cuba, usa, congo, africa, latin america ...
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 6.2
 45K
Duplicity (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance, Thriller
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: sexy, clever, realistic, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Audience: date night
Plot: espionage, rivalry, undercover, intrigue, romance, love affair, uninhibited rivalry, manipulations, battle of the sexes, spy, surveillance, male female relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, dubai, bahamas, zurich switzerland, manhattan new york city ...
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The King Is Dancing (2000)
Genre: Drama, History, Music
Country: France, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Louis XIV, the French sun-king has two passions, establishing absolute rule over the realm -after decades of religious/civil wars- by divine right and artistic brilliancy as a dancer
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, captivating, baroque ...
Plot: intrigue, royal family, rise and fall, state affairs, musician's life, love affair, king, dancing, ballet, politics, couples, dishonesty ...
Time: 17th century
Place: france, europe, versailles
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