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 clever, realistic, suspense, serious, intense and suspenseful films and TV shows about / with manipulation, dialogue, storytelling, mentor, betrayal, catastrophe, twists & turns, runaway, murder and revenge plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres shot in USA, Canada, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as manipulation: Gone Girl (2014), Ex Machina (2014), The Game (1997), Fracture (2007), Red Sparrow (2018), Hard Candy (2005), Cruel Intentions (1999), The Good Son (1993), Basic Instinct (1992), Riverdale (2016).
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The Game (1997)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller
USA
129 min.
 7.8
Fracture (2007)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
USA, Germany
113 min.
 7.2
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Easter (2019)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, War
USA
200 min.
Red Sparrow (2018)
Action, Drama, Thriller
USA
140 min.
 6.6

List of manipulation movies

 8.1
 719K
Gone Girl (2014)
Genre: Crime, 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, captivating, suspenseful, clever ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: missing person, police investigation, missing wife, manipulation, mystery, investigation, disappearance, mind game, protagonist as suspect, femme fatale, infidelity, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: missouri, usa, st. louis missouri, manhattan new york city
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 7.7
 396K
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, clever, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: artificial intelligence, a.i., isolation, manipulation, technology, existentialism, experiment gone awry, man versus machine, human android relationship, deception, philosophy, robot ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england
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 7.8
 302K
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, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, atmospheric ...
Plot: mind game, life turned upside down, uncover truth, disorder, mystery, manipulation, businessman, neo noir, surveillance, dishonesty, scheme, birthday ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, san francisco, california
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 7.2
 162K
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: suspense, psychological, suspenseful, twists and turns, enigmatic ...
Plot: mind game, investigation, courtroom drama, obsession, legal investigation, manipulation, perfect crime, attempted murder, lawyer, manipulations, guilt, revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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 6.6
 116K
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, erotic, brutal ...
Plot: training, deception, manipulation, seduction, female assassin, russian spy, spy, secret agent, female spy, secret mission, secret society, traitor ...
Time: 2010s
Place: russia, budapest, europe, moscow russia, budapest hungary
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 7.1
 144K
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, vengeance, sexual abuse, torture, mind game, seduction, adolescence, child abuse, deception, dangerous attraction, manipulation, justice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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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, teenage life, bet, femme fatale, strong sexual content, ego clash, siblings relations, manipulations, manipulation, betrayal, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 18th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 6.4
 32K
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, parents and children, crimes, manipulation, deception, problem child, disbelieving adult, youth, investigation, sadism, uncover truth ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: asia, maine, usa, japan, new england
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 6.9
 151K
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, sexualized violence, seduction, sexual tension, hot and sexy, police investigation, sex ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
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 7.5
 73K
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, suspenseful, biting, tense, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: small town, high school, friendship, teenage life, investigation, friends, youth, love and romance, parents and children, crimes, family relations, murder ...
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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, disturbing, cynical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, false accusation, adolescence, sexual harassment, teachers and students, rejection, manipulation, dishonesty, power relations, strong sexual content, high school life, teenager ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, campus
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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, exciting, entertaining, tricky, clever ...
Plot: cheating, heist, magic, secret society, disappearance, police investigation, on the run, technology, manipulation, stage magic, illusionist, conspiracy ...
Time: year 1984, 2010s
Place: china, big ben london, new jersey, tower bridge london, macau ...
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 7.0
 287K
Mean Girls (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Cady Heron is a hit with The Plastics, the A-list girl clique at her new school, until she makes the mistake of falling for Aaron Samuels, the ex-boyfriend of alpha Plastic Regina George.
Style: humorous, feel good, funny, light, witty ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, teen comedy
Plot: high school, high school life, fish out of water, teenage life, popularity, teenager, vengeance, manipulation, rivalry, stereotypes, betrayal, adolescence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, africa, california
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 7.1
 79K
Unthinkable (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A convert to Islam sends the U.S. government a tape showing him in three nondescript storage rooms, each of which may contain a nuclear bomb set to detonate in less than a week. Helen Brody, an FBI agent in L.A., is tasked with finding the bombs ...
Style: psychological, rough, suspense, brutal, disturbing ...
Plot: terrorism, investigation, fbi, race against time, violence, moral dilemma, torture, nuclear threat, manipulation, counter terrorism, right and wrong, nuclear bomb ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, middle east
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 7.0
 168K
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, domestic disturbance, parents and children, life turned upside down, deadly, fear, murder, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, estonia, connecticut
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 7.3
 404K
American Hustle (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A con man, Irving Rosenfeld, along with his seductive partner Sydney Prosser, is forced to work for a wild FBI agent, Richie DiMaso, who pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia.
Style: tense, intense, suspense, cynical, clever ...
Plot: cons and scams, partners in crime, fbi, political corruption, mayor, criminal heroes, partners, organized crime, deception, manipulation, romancing partners, working undercover ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, year 1978
Place: new jersey, usa, atlantic city new jersey
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Little Black Book (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Determined to learn about her boyfriend's past relationships, Stacy -- who works for a talk show -- becomes a bona fide snoop. With her colleague, Barb, Stacy gets the names of Derek's ex-lovers and interviews them, supposedly for an ...
Style: humorous, cynical, romantic, light, satirical ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, couple relations, workplace situations, television show, manipulation, media satire, thirtysomething life, rise to the top, hidden truth, reality tv, betrayal, doubt ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, new jersey
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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: tense, twists and turns, suspenseful, surprise ending, suspense ...
Plot: murderous pair, honeymoon, serial killer, escapades, paranoia, murder, psychopath, survival, chase, danger, deadly, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hawaii, usa
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 6.1
 98K
Push (2009)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After his father, an assassin, is brutally murdered, Nick Gant vows revenge on Division, the covert government agency that dabbles in psychic warfare and experimental drugs. Hiding in Hong Kong's underworld, Nick assembles a band of rogue ...
Style: exciting, twists and turns, serious, entertaining, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: supernatural ability, chase, supernatural, imaginary, escapades, experiment, manipulation, child in peril, memory, danger, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future, year 1945
Place: hong kong, asia
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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, parents and children, manipulations, mother daughter relationship, love and romance, farce, manipulation, hidden identity, criminal heroes, frame up, love story ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa, new jersey, san francisco
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How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 116 min.
Story: An advice columnist, Andie Anderson (Kate Hudson), tries pushing the boundaries of what she can write about in her new piece about how to get a man to leave you in 10 days. Her editor, Lana (Bebe Neuwirth), loves it, and Andie goes off to find a man ...
Style: humorous, feel good, romantic, sweet, light ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: unlikely couple, couple relations, love and romance, battle of the sexes, bet, journalist, love story, fall in love, initially antagonists, couples, wooing, looking for love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, madison square garden manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, hawaii ...
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 6.5
 28K
Sleuth (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: On his sprawling country estate, an aging writer matches wits with the struggling actor who has stolen his wife's heart.
Style: talky, psychological, intellectual, clever, suspenseful ...
Plot: rivalry, mind game, crimes, verbal byplay, one on one, dialogue driven, age difference, dishonesty, fear, game playing, manipulation, mistaken identity ...
Time: contemporary
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 7.8
 90K
The Best Offer (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Virgil Oldman is a world renowned antiques expert and auctioneer. An eccentric genius, he leads a solitary life, going to extreme lengths to keep his distance from the messiness of human relationships. When appointed by the beautiful but emotionally ...
Style: psychological, serious, captivating, atmospheric, tense ...
Plot: loneliness, forgery, mysterious character, collector, obsession, cons and scams, high society, old friend, painting, love and romance, solitude, estate ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 18th century
Place: italy, europe, prague czech republic, vienna
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 7.1
 164K
Side Effects (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A woman turns to prescription medication as a way of handling her anxiety concerning her husband's upcoming release from prison.
Style: psychological, clever, serious, tense, captivating ...
Plot: murder, drug abuse, mental illness, psychiatrist, obsession, doctors and patients, depression, life turned upside down, addiction, deception, conspiracy, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2004, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 5.1
 27K
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: suicide, friendship, murder, demon, game, rivalry, danger, adventure, hallucination, betrayal, college, survival ...
Place: mexico, usa
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 7.8
 217K
Changeling (2008)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Christine Collins is overjoyed when her kidnapped son is brought back home. But when Christine suspects that the boy returned to her isn't her child, the police captain has her committed to an asylum.
Style: psychological, tense, disturbing, sentimental, heartbreaking ...
Plot: investigation, missing child, fighting the system, uncover truth, insanity, missing person, corruption, police, disorder, life is a bitch, conspiracy, mother love ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, seattle washington, canada
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 7.8
 392K
Crash (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Los Angeles citizens with vastly separate lives collide in interweaving stories of race, loss and redemption.
Style: disturbing, sincere, touching, tense, gloomy ...
Plot: interracial relations, racism, police corruption, prejudice, morality, immigrants, human nature, bigotry, social decay, redemption, tragedy, depression ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california, mexico, santa monica california ...
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 7.0
 73K
Big Eyes (2014)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The story of the awakening of the painter, Margaret Keane, her phenomenal success in the 1950s, and the subsequent legal difficulties she had with her husband, who claimed credit for her works in the 1960s.
Style: captivating, thought provoking, serious, sentimental, suspense ...
Plot: unsupportive spouse, ambition, couple relations, art, greed, marriage, courtroom, court case, plagiarism, rising to stardom, painter, secret ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1960s, 1950s ...
Place: hawaii, california, san francisco, usa, honolulu hawaii
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John Tucker Must Die (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After discovering they are all dating the same same guy, three popular students from different cliques band together for revenge, so they enlist the help of a new gal in town and conspire to break the jerk's heart, while destroying his ...
Style: humorous, romantic, entertaining, funny, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen comedy, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, womanizer, high school life, revenge, high school, popularity, basketball, romance, wooing, manipulation, teenage life, lie ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey
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 6.7
 387K
Divergent (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: In a world divided into factions based on personality types, Tris learns that she's been classified as Divergent and won't fit in. When she discovers a plot to destroy Divergents, Tris and the mysterious Four must find out what makes ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, futuristic, bleak ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: survival, fighting the system, danger, rebellion, youth, society, rebelliousness, mentor, heroes, save the day, future dystopia, fear ...
Time: future, near future
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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