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 serious, realistic, captivating, stylized, suspense and sexy films and TV shows about / with intrigue, dishonesty, rivalry, state affairs, family relations, murder, husband wife relationship, nudity (full frontal - brief), death and ambition 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 Other Boleyn Girl (2008), The Tudors (2007), The Borgias (2011), Rome (2005), The Blacklist (2013), Grand Hotel (2011), Magnificent Century (2011), Dynasty (2017).

List of intrigue movies

 9.3
 1.7M
Game of Thrones (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 57 min.
TV show
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: sexual, atmospheric, twists and turns, stylized, epic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, boys' night
Plot: dragon, intrigue, king, fantasy world, adventure, incest, political intrigue, rivalry, betrayal, royal family, imaginary, killings ...
Time: 2010s, middle ages
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 7.5
 43K
Reign (2013)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Mary, Queen of Scots, faces political and sexual intrigue in the treacherous world of the French court.
Style: sexy, serious, stylized, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: queen, royal court, love triangle, aristocracy, royal family, female protagonist, intrigue, historical character, rivalry, state affairs, palaces castles and temples, king ...
Time: 16th century
Place: france, scotland, europe
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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, sexy, sexual, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: queen, royal court, king, royal family, seduction, siblings relations, love triangle, intrigue, betrayal, jealousy, family relations, ambition ...
Time: 16th century, 19th century, 18th century
Place: england, europe, france, london, rome italy
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 8.1
 67K
The Tudors (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Ireland, Canada, USA, UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: queen, historical character, royal court, king, royal family, intrigue, love triangle, throne, betrayal, couple relations, siblings relations, king of england ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s, renaissance
Place: england, europe
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 7.9
 48K
The Borgias (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, Hungary, Ireland, Canada
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
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: clever, serious, captivating, epic, stylized ...
Plot: historical character, siblings relations, intrigue, brother sister incest, lust, rivalry, sex scene, clergy, sin, graphic violence, priest, manipulations ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century
Place: rome italy, italy, europe, florence
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 8.7
 152K
Rome (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
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, exciting, captivating, sexual, stylized ...
Plot: roman empire, historical character, emperor, warrior, incest, betrayal, intrigue, ancient rome, power struggle, rivalry, slavery, political conspiracy ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century b.c., 1st century
Place: rome italy, europe, egypt, italy
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 8.0
 188K
The Blacklist (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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: tense, captivating, exciting, serious, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fbi, master criminal, special agents, danger, unlikely partners, manipulations, investigation, partners, terrorism, law enforcement, mind game, intrigue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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 8.4
 9K
Grand Hotel (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Spain
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, hotel, master and servant, high society, maid, social differences, society, crimes, love affair, dishonesty ...
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.
TV show
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, captivating ...
Plot: royal family, sultan, intrigue, political intrigue, love and romance, state affairs, couple relations, power struggle, political unrest, palace intrigue, battles, political conspiracy ...
Time: 16th century
Place: ottoman empire, turkey, istanbul turkey, europe, constantinople
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 7.3
 14K
Dynasty (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
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, captivating, artsy, cynical
Plot: rich, family relations, intrigue, rivalry, family business, love triangle, homosexual, brother sister relationship, father daughter relationship, investigation, fashion, twists & turns ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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 7.9
 13K
Versailles (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
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, intellectual, stylized ...
Plot: royal court, royal family, king, betrayal, palaces castles and temples, intrigue, ambition, state affairs, political intrigue, graphic violence, rivalry, rise to the top ...
Time: 17th century
Place: france, versailles
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 8.0
 63K
Marco Polo (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: An epic adventure that follows the early years of the famous explorer as he travels the exotic Silk Road to the great Kublai Khan’s court. But Marco soon finds that navigating the Khan’s world of greed, betrayal, sexual intrigue and rivalry will ...
Style: captivating, exciting, epic, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: culture clash, intrigue, forbidden love, adventure hero, rivalry, danger, escapades, strong violent content, adventure, strong sexual content, royal family, martial arts ...
Time: middle ages, 13th century
Place: asia, mongolia, china, beijing china, venice
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 8.3
 76K
Ray Donovan (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, stylized ...
Plot: power relations, crimes, identity crisis, intrigue, blackmail, hollywood, family problems, family relations, family secret, teamwork, businessman, millionaire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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 8.5
 147K
Big Little Lies (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: surprise ending, disturbing, enigmatic, twists and turns
Audience: chick flick, kids
Plot: domestic violence, female friendship, murder mystery, family life, housewife, marriage, intrigue, parent child relationship, crumbling marriage, gossip and rumors, mother, adultery ...
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Desperate Housewives (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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, twists and turns, dark humor, cynical, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: housewife, suburban life, female friendship, neighbor, infidelity, family relations, social relations, couple relations, family life, friendship, lifestyle, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: usa
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Spartacus: War of the Damned (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
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, sexy, exciting, rough, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gladiator, roman empire, rebellion, battles, ancient rome, slavery, sword fight, warrior, gory, sword and sandal, rebel, strong sexual content ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century b.c.
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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, idealism, double agent, intrigue, espionage, betrayal, invasion, suspicion, politics, patriotism ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1940s, 20th century, 40s ...
Place: cuba, usa, washington d.c., congo, berlin germany ...
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The Way We Live Now (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 300 min.
TV show
Story: The Way We Live Now is a 2001 four-part television adaptation of the Anthony Trollope novel The Way We Live Now. The serial was first broadcast on the BBC and was directed by David Yates, written by Andrew Davies and produced by Nigel ...
Style: serious, realistic, biting, witty, captivating ...
Plot: lifestyle, intrigue, society, rich and poor, rise to the top, fall in love, power relations, life is a bitch, prejudice, greed, social differences, ambition ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, victorian era, 1800s
Place: europe, england, london
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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, serious, psychological, sexy, suspense ...
Plot: intrigue, politics, escort service, romance, espionage, political intrigue, dishonesty, uncover truth, infidelity, female protagonist, political thriller, escort ...
Time: 80s, 18th century
Place: london, england, europe, middle east, los angeles
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 6.2
 6K
Dynasty (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 47 min.
TV show
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: captivating, realistic, serious, enigmatic, saga
Plot: family business, wealthy family, intrigue, rivalry, family problems, uninhibited rivalry, family relations, couple relations, americana, hypocrisy, love and romance, ambition ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: colorado, usa, denver colorado
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The White Queen (2013)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK, France
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Set against the backdrop of the Wars of the Roses, the series is the story of the women caught up in the protracted conflict for the throne of England.
Style: captivating, stylized, serious, suspense, realistic
Plot: royal court, queen, royal family, monarchy, aristocracy, king, throne, love and romance, intrigue, betrayal, palaces castles and temples, rise to the top ...
Time: 15th century
Place: england, europe
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 8.5
 408K
Vikings (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Ireland, Canada
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
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, breathtaking, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: warrior, vikings, norse mythology, battles, legends and myths, king, heroic, historical character, tough heroes, heroes, rise to the top, viking ...
Time: middle ages, 8th century, 7th century
Place: scandinavia, europe
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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: exciting, realistic, serious, epic, rough
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: adventure, battles, intrigue, soldier, heroes, european history, dishonesty, tough heroes, righting the wronged, hopes, deathtrap, last wish ...
Time: 17th century
Place: spain, madrid, napoli italy, flanders
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Gogol. The Beginning (2017)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The year 1829. Nikolay Gogol, a young Third Section clerk, is desperate: his own books seem shallow and mediocre, so he keeps buying entire print runs just to burn them all. He is suffering from violent epileptic seizures and struggles to keep on ...
Style: exciting, captivating, disturbing, surprise ending
Plot: intrigue, mysticism, investigation, witch, murder, writers, good versus evil, secrets, dreams, femme fatale, nightmare
Time: 19th century
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 5.4
 33K
Caligula (1979)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy
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: erotic, sexual, rough, atmospheric, epic ...
Plot: brutality, sexual sadism, lust, ancient rome, sexploitation, orgy, sadism, roman empire, unsimulated sex, sexual perversion, explicit sex, intrigue ...
Time: ancient world, 1st century, ancient history
Place: rome italy, italy
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 7.0
 3K
Grand Hotel (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: A bold, provocative upstairs/downstairs drama set at the last family-owned hotel in multicultural Miami Beach. Wealthy and beautiful guests bask in luxury, but scandals, escalating debt and explosive secrets hide beneath the picture-perfect exterior.
Style: captivating, emotional, romantic, light, entertaining
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: intrigue, family business, family relations, secrets, unlikely couple, hotel, secret, parents and children, love and romance, soap, latin
Time: 21st century
Place: miami, florida
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 6.8
 104K
Exam (2009)
Genre: 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: mind bending, psychological, surprise ending, serious, captivating ...
Plot: mind game, plot twist, rivalry, psychologist, manipulations, ambition, psychology, human nature, confinement indoors, surveillance, room, mystery ...
Time: future
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 8.7
 458K
House of Cards (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 51 min.
TV show
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, captivating, tense, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: politics, manipulations, political intrigue, manipulation, state affairs, lobbyist, political corruption, intrigue, blind ambition, media, white house, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c., u.s. capitol building
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 7.4
 3K
Gormenghast (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 232 min.
TV show
Story: A four-episode television serial based on the Gormenghast series by Mervyn Peake. It was produced and broadcast by the BBC. Gormenghast is an ancient city-state which primarily consists of a rambling and crumbling castle. The narrative, based on the ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, epic, captivating
Plot: intrigue, master and servant, blind ambition, rise to the top, adventure, leadership, social differences, lookalikes, rivalry, escapades, betrayal, state affairs ...
Time: ancient history
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 3.2
 591
Inner Sanctum (1991)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A woman attempts suicide when she suspects her husband doesn't love her and is having an affair. Now she's wheelchair-bound, and her husband, who indeed doesn't love her and is having an affair, hires a private nurse to look after his ...
Style: sexy, sexual, enigmatic, captivating, absurd ...
Plot: obsession, love triangle, betrayal, intrigue, danger, infidelity, strong sexual content, woman in danger, murder, disability, investigation, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 90s
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