Manipulation movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant manipulation movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspense, realistic, clever, serious, interesting and intense films and TV shows about / with manipulation, dialogue, twists & turns, mentor, storytelling, runaway, catastrophe, betrayal, secrets and revenge plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres shot in USA, Germany, UK and other countries.
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manipulation movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as manipulation: Gone Girl (2014), The Game (1997), Cruel Intentions (1999), Ex Machina (2014), Fracture (2007), Truth or Dare (2018), Red Sparrow (2018), Hard Candy (2005), The Good Son (1993), 88 Minutes (2007).

List of manipulation movies

 8.1
 749K
Gone Girl (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.
Style: psychological, tense, surprise ending, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: missing person, police investigation, mystery, disappearance, manipulation, missing wife, investigation, mind game, infidelity, protagonist as suspect, femme fatale, murder suspect ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012, 2010s, 2000s
Place: usa, missouri, manhattan new york city, st. louis missouri
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 7.8
 311K
The Game (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In honor of his birthday, San Francisco banker Nicholas Van Orton, a financial genius and a coldhearted loner, receives an unusual present from his younger brother, Conrad -- a gift certificate to play a unique kind of game. In nearly a nanosecond, ...
Style: psychological, surprise ending, suspenseful, twists and turns, atmospheric ...
Plot: mind game, life turned upside down, uncover truth, disorder, mystery, manipulation, businessman, neo noir, surveillance, birthday, scheme, identity crisis ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, san francisco, california
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Cruel Intentions (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Slaking a thirst for dangerous games, Kathryn challenges her stepbrother, Sebastian, to deflower their headmaster's daughter before the summer ends. If he succeeds, the prize is the chance to bed Kathryn. But if he loses, Kathryn will claim his ...
Style: sexual, cynical, clever, entertaining, romantic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: incest, seduction, bet, teenage life, femme fatale, manipulation, virgin, ego clash, diary, strong sexual content, love, siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 18th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 7.7
 417K
Ex Machina (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Caleb, a 26 year old coder at the world's largest internet company, wins a competition to spend a week at a private mountain retreat belonging to Nathan, the reclusive CEO of the company. But when Caleb arrives at the remote location he finds ...
Style: tense, futuristic, mind bending, intellectual, suspenseful ...
Plot: artificial intelligence, a.i., isolation, manipulation, experiment gone awry, technology, existentialism, human android relationship, deception, man versus machine, philosophy, robot ...
Time: future, near future, 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england
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 7.2
 167K
Fracture (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A husband is on trial for the attempted murder of his wife, in what is seemingly an open/shut case for the ambitious district attorney trying to put him away. However, there are surprises for both around every corner, and, as a suspenseful game of ...
Style: psychological, suspense, twists and turns, enigmatic, suspenseful ...
Plot: mind game, investigation, obsession, lawyer, courtroom drama, perfect crime, manipulation, legal investigation, attempted murder, rivalry, hotshot lawyer, adultery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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 5.1
 32K
Truth or Dare (2018)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A harmless game of "Truth or Dare" among friends turns deadly when someone—or something—begins to punish those who tell a lie—or refuse the dare.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, bleak, scary, suspense ...
Plot: murder, friendship, manipulation, betrayal, college, danger, rivalry, survival, adventure, suicide, game, demon ...
Time: 2010s
Place: mexico, usa, big ben london, tijuana mexico
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 6.6
 133K
Red Sparrow (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Prima ballerina, Dominika Egorova faces a bleak and uncertain future after she suffers an injury that ends her career. She soon turns to Sparrow School, a secret intelligence service that trains exceptional young people to use their minds and bodies ...
Style: surprise ending, suspense, rough, brutal, erotic ...
Plot: female assassin, training, deception, manipulation, spy, russian spy, seduction, torture, female spy, traitor, secret mission, secret agent ...
Time: 2010s
Place: russia, hungary, budapest, europe, budapest hungary ...
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 7.1
 146K
Hard Candy (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A mature 14-year old girl meets a charming 32-year old photographer on the Internet. Suspecting that he is a pedophile, she goes to his home in an attempt to expose him.
Style: disturbing, psychological, tense, suspenseful, twist ending ...
Plot: age difference, torture, vengeance, pedophilia, sexual abuse, deception, dangerous attraction, mind game, seduction, sociopath, manipulation, child abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 6.4
 33K
The Good Son (1993)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A young boy stays with his aunt and uncle, and befriends his cousin who's the same age. But his cousin begins showing increasing signs of psychotic behavior.
Style: suspense, psychological, suspenseful, scary, serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: murder, danger, manipulation, crimes, parents and children, sociopath, deception, disbelieving adult, problem child, rivalry, rescue, friendship ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: maine, japan, asia, usa, new england
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 5.9
 71K
88 Minutes (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A college professor who moonlights as a forensic psychiatrist for the FBI, receives a death threat claiming he has only 88 minutes to live.
Style: suspenseful, rough, twists and turns, tense, psychological ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, fbi, manipulation, torture, death threat, death, forensics, frame up, paranoia, chaos, suspect ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s
Place: usa, seattle, seattle washington
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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, captivating, realistic, emotional, intense ...
Plot: politics, blackmail, mistress, political corruption, manipulation, journalist, scandal, governor, state affairs, rise to the top, fighting the system, corruption ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s, 1950s
Place: louisiana, usa, new orleans, new jersey
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 7.0
 173K
Orphan (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Germany
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A married couple with a rocky past adopt 9-year old, Esther to fill the void created by a recently-stillborn baby. However, Esther is not quite who she seems.
Style: scary, psychological, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Plot: orphan, adoption, family in danger, family problems, mysterious character, parents and children, life turned upside down, domestic disturbance, fear, deadly, nightmare, insanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, estonia, connecticut
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 6.7
 33K
Apt Pupil (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Neighborhood boy Todd Bowden discovers that an old man living on his block named Arthur Denker is nazi war criminal. Bowden confronts Denker and offers him a deal: Bowden will not go to the authorities if Denker tells him stories of the ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, tense, suspense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, holocaust, blackmail, manipulation, human nature, crimes, disorder, high school, dishonesty, teenage life, hidden identity, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1984
Place: usa, california, germany
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A Perfect Getaway (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: For their honeymoon, newlyweds Cliff and Cydney head to the tropical islands of Hawaii. While journeying through the paradisaical countryside the couple encounters Kale and Cleo, two disgruntled hitchhikers and Nick and Gina, two wild but ...
Style: surprise ending, tense, twists and turns, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: murderous pair, honeymoon, serial killer, escapades, manipulation, psychopath, paranoia, murder, wilderness, survival, couples, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hawaii, usa
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 6.2
 48K
Heartbreakers (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Max and Page are a brilliant mother/daughter con team who have their grift down to a fine science. Max targets wealthy, willing men and marries them. Page then seduces them, and Max catches her husband in the act. Then it's off to palimony city ...
Style: humorous, feel good, funny, romantic, light ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: cons and scams, dishonesty, manipulation, manipulations, parents and children, love and romance, mother daughter relationship, farce, criminal heroes, hidden identity, frame up, one last job ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa, new jersey, san francisco
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 7.4
 81K
Riverdale (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Set in the present, the series offers a bold, subversive take on Archie, Betty, Veronica and their friends, exploring the surreality of small-town life, the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale’s wholesome facade.
Style: captivating, biting, tense, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: small town, high school, friendship, investigation, teenage life, friends, youth, murder, love and romance, parents and children, family relations, crimes ...
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 7.7
 87K
The Experiment (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Das Experiment is a shocking psycho thriller about the potential for brutality that humans hide. Even more shocking is the fact that it’s based on an actual occurrence—a 1971 psychological experiment at Stanford University that was aborted ...
Style: psychological, tense, thought provoking, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: prison, experiment, torture, rape, violence, disorder, surveillance, manipulation, humiliation, power relations, rivalry, abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, canada
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 5.7
 35K
Reindeer Games (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: After assuming his dead cellmate's identity to get with his girlfriend, an ex-con finds himself the reluctant participant in a casino heist.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, heist, prison, manipulation, gangsters, betrayal, crime, cons and scams, criminal heroes, hidden identity, best friends, one last job ...
Time: 90s, 2000s
Place: usa, michigan, las vegas
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 6.4
 28K
Compliance (2012)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Sandra is the manager at a fast-food restaurant, and Becky is her teenaged counter girl who really needs the job. One stressful day, a police officer telephones and accuses Becky of stealing money from a customer’s purse, which Becky vehemently ...
Style: psychological, thought provoking, suspenseful, suspense, tense ...
Plot: false accusation, human nature, dishonesty, manipulation, moral dilemma, power relations, boss and employee, workplace situations, confined, crimes, workplace, telephone call ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, mcdonald's restaurant, new jersey, canada
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 6.9
 155K
Basic Instinct (1992)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, USA, UK
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A police detective is in charge of the investigation of a brutal murder, in which a beautiful and seductive woman could be involved.
Style: erotic, sexual, sexy, suspenseful, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: femme fatale, murder, dangerous attraction, sexual relations, passionate interest, sex addict, obsession, seduction, sex, sexualized violence, sexual tension, lust ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
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Natural Selection (2016)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Tyler is a young man who is desperately seeking direction from a world that seems to have abandoned him. Searching for answers he looks to his new friend Indrid who appears to have it all figured out.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, exciting, captivating
Plot: high school, manipulation, violence, friendship, love, friends, teenage life, youth, social relations, rivalry, love triangle, love and romance ...
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 6.2
 6K
Timecode (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A production company begins casting for its next feature, and an up-and-coming actress named Rose tries to manipulate her filmmaker boyfriend, Alex, into giving her a screen test. Alex's wife, Emma, knows about the affair and is considering ...
Style: tense, avant garde, enigmatic, psychological, ironic ...
Plot: jealousy, couple relations, artists and showbiz, love and romance, showbiz, manipulation, infidelity, love triangle, dishonesty, actor's life, betrayal, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, california, los angeles
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Pretty Persuasion (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A 15-year-old girl incites chaos among her friends and a media frenzy when she accuses her drama teacher of sexual harassment.
Style: realistic, dark humor, biting, cynical, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, false accusation, sexual harassment, rejection, lifestyle, teachers and students, dishonesty, manipulation, high school life, adolescence, teenager, revenge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, campus
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 6.4
 12K
Descendants (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A present-day idyllic kingdom where the benevolent teenage son of King Adam and Queen Belle offers a chance of redemption for the troublemaking offspring of Disney's classic villains: Cruella De Vil (Carlos), Maleficent (Mal), the Evil Queen ...
Style: exciting, feel good, humorous, fairy tale, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, pre-teens, chick flick
Plot: good versus evil, imaginary kingdom, teenage protagonist, imaginary, moral dilemma, island, destiny, family, witchcraft, happy ending, villain, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century
Place: california
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Teaching Mrs. Tingle (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Leanne is salutatorian when she needs to be valedictorian to get her scholarship to Harvard. The only class she is worse than the leader in is history, taught by Mrs. Tingle, and the teacher hates her. When an attempt to get ahead in Mrs. ...
Style: dark humor, suspenseful, suspense, humorous, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: school, kidnapping, teachers and students, destiny, manipulation, teenage life, youth, high school, crimes, false accusation, cheating, violence ...
Time: 90s, 80s
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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, blackmail, dangerous attraction, lust, adultery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe, england
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The Portrait of a Lady (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Ms. Isabel Archer isn't afraid to challenge societal norms. Impressed by her free spirit, her kindhearted cousin writes her into his fatally ill father's will. Suddenly rich and independent, Isabelle ventures into the world, along the way ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, serious, intellectual, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, money, couple relations, romance, manipulation, fall in love, infidelity, male female relationship, impossible love, unhappy marriage, art, girl ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1870s, victorian era, 18th century
Place: europe, england, florence italy, rome italy, sicily ...
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 6.9
 2K
Sunset Beach (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Sunset Beach is an American television soap opera that aired on NBC from January 6, 1997 to December 31, 1999. The show follows the loves and lives of the people living in the Orange County coastal area named Sunset Beach, on the coast of ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, melancholic, light, realistic
Plot: americana, lifestyle, blind ambition, twentysomething life, desire for fame, manipulation, estrangement, actor's life, suburbs, friends, sexual relations, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: california, usa, south central los angeles
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Now You See Me 2 (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: One year after outwitting the FBI and winning the public’s adulation with their mind-bending spectacles, the Four Horsemen resurface only to find themselves face to face with a new enemy who enlists them to pull off their most dangerous heist yet.
Style: surprise ending, entertaining, exciting, tricky, suspense ...
Plot: magic, heist, cheating, technology, stage magic, secret society, twists & turns, disappearance, manipulation, illusionist, on the run, police investigation ...
Time: 2010s, year 1984
Place: china, macau, tower bridge london, big ben london, new jersey ...
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 7.4
 116K
Capote (2005)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A biopic of the writer, Truman Capote and his assignment for The New Yorker to write the non-fiction book, 'In Cold Blood'.
Style: captivating, based on true events, intellectual, talky, realistic ...
Plot: journalism, murder, moral dilemma, lifestyle, crimes, manipulation, book, investigation, literature, death, friendship, character study ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1960s, 1950s ...
Place: kansas, usa, spain, alabama, europe ...
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