Corruption movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant corruption movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, suspense, serious, suspenseful, interesting and intense films and TV shows about / with corruption, murder, crimes, betrayal, violence, twists & turns, vengeance, storytelling, justice and revenge plots mostly in Crime, Thriller and Drama genres shot in USA, Germany, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as corruption: Lord of War (2005), Gotham (2014), The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), Shooter (2007), RocknRolla (2008), Runaway Jury (2003), Primal Fear (1996), Black Mass (2015), Bones (2005), Enemy of the State (1998).

List of corruption movies

 7.6
 276K
Lord of War (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Yuri Orlov is a globetrotting arms dealer and, through some of the deadliest war zones, he struggles to stay one step ahead of a relentless Interpol agent, his business rivals and even some of his customers who include many of the world's most ...
Style: cynical, clever, disturbing, intense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: smuggling, corruption, arms dealing, millionaire, arms dealer, criminal heroes, cold war, human nature, crime, ambition, organized crime, notoriety ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s, year 1991 ...
Place: bolivia, europe, africa, beirut lebanon, latin america
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 7.9
 190K
Gotham (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Before there was Batman, there was GOTHAM. Everyone knows the name Commissioner Gordon. He is one of the crime world's greatest foes, a man whose reputation is synonymous with law and order. But what is known of Gordon's story and his ...
Style: captivating, exciting, bleak, tense, twists and turns
Audience: teens
Plot: mafia, corruption, gang war, police station, super villain, police corruption, crime, crime boss, crimes, orphan, organized crime, police detective ...
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The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: A New York stockbroker refuses to cooperate in a large securities fraud case involving corruption on Wall Street, corporate banking world and mob infiltration. Based on Jordan Belfort's autobiography.
Style: clever, captivating, biting, realistic, cynical ...
Plot: rise and fall, success, ambition, wall street, cons and scams, millionaire, hotshot hero, blind ambition, money, greed, yuppie, strong sexual content ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1987, year 1983
Place: usa, new york, bahamas, big ben london, mediterranean sea ...
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 7.2
 289K
Shooter (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A marksman living in exile is coaxed back into action after learning of a plot to kill the president. Ultimately double-crossed and framed for the attempt, he goes on the run to track the real killer and find out who exactly set him up, and why.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, intense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sniper, frame up, corruption, fbi, chases and races, senator, master warrior, false accusation, loner, patriotism, on the run, snow ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, kentucky, washington d.c., philadelphia, tennessee ...
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 7.3
 218K
RocknRolla (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, France
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When a Russian mobster sets up a real estate scam that generates millions of pounds, various members of London's criminal underworld pursue their share of the fortune. Various shady characters, including Mr One-Two, Stella the accountant, and ...
Style: dark humor, twists and turns, surprise ending, entertaining, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cons and scams, gangsters, crime, corruption, organized crime, crime gone awry, mafia, crimes, millionaire, dishonor among criminals, drugs/alcohol, gang leader ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
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 7.1
 85K
Runaway Jury (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A juror on the inside and a woman on the outside manipulate a court trial involving a major gun manufacturer.
Style: captivating, tense, cynical, suspense, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: jury, lawyer, trial, courtroom drama, corruption, courtroom, society, fighting the system, righting the wronged, dishonesty, judge, lawsuit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, ohio, cincinnati ohio, new orleans, san francisco
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 7.7
 161K
Primal Fear (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: An arrogant, high-powered attorney takes on the case of a poor altar boy found running away from the scene of the grisly murder of the bishop who has taken him in. The case gets a lot more complex when the accused reveals that there may or may not ...
Style: surprise ending, tense, twists and turns, psychological, rough ...
Plot: mental illness, split personality, legal investigation, courtroom drama, corruption, psychopath, murder, lawyer, bishop, crime, hotshot lawyer, trial ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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 6.9
 152K
Black Mass (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The true story of Whitey Bulger, the brother of a state senator and the most infamous violent criminal in the history of South Boston, who became an FBI informant to take down a Mafia family invading his turf.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, captivating, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, corruption, crime, brutality, violence, fbi, murder, organized crime, illness, arms dealing, gangster, mafia ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1982, year 1985, year 1975 ...
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, santa monica california, new jersey
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 7.9
 129K
Bones (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 40 min.
Story: Dr. Temperance Brennan and her colleagues at the Jeffersonian's Medico-Legal Lab assist Special Agent Seeley Booth with murder investigations when the remains are so badly decomposed, burned or destroyed that the standard identification ...
Style: witty, intellectual, suspenseful, semi serious, realistic
Plot: partners against crime, fbi, forensics, police investigation, riddles and clues, teamwork, search, crimes, killings, expert, victim, policewoman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: washington d.c., usa
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Enemy of the State (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Hotshot Washington lawyer, Robert Dean becomes a victim of high-tech identity theft when a hacker slips an incriminating video into his pocket. Soon, a rogue National Security agent sets out to recover the tape – and destroy Dean.
Style: tense, exciting, suspenseful, suspense, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: surveillance, fighting the system, manhunt, satellite, uncover truth, witnessing a crime, corruption, mexican standoff, secret hideout, life is a bitch, evidence, politics ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: washington d.c., usa
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The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Framed in the 1940s for the double murder of his wife and her lover, upstanding banker Andy Dufresne begins a new life at the Shawshank prison, where he puts his accounting skills to work for an amoral warden. During his long stretch in prison, ...
Style: captivating, clever, touching, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: human spirit, freedom, prison, prison life, false accusation, life sentence, confined, hopes, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, survival, corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, 60s, 50s ...
Place: usa, mexico, maine, pacific ocean
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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, manipulations, priest, lust, sin, brother sister incest, ambition, desire, rivalry ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century
Place: italy, europe, florence, rome italy
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The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, France, Spain
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Bourne is brought out of hiding once again by reporter Simon Ross who is trying to unveil Operation Blackbriar, an upgrade to Project Treadstone, in a series of newspaper columns. Information from the reporter stirs a new set of memories, and Bourne ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, cia, chases and races, manhunt, fighting the system, danger, secret agents, corruption, conspiracy, uncover truth, violence, spy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: langley virginia, madrid, europe, new york, moscow russia ...
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 6.5
 105K
Premium Rush (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In Manhattan, a bike messenger picks up an envelope that attracts the interest of a dirty cop, who pursues the cyclist throughout the city.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: delivery, corruption, chase, race against time, organized crime, police corruption, life turned upside down, on the run, dishonesty, danger, resourceful, dirty cop ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, china, san francisco ...
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 6.3
 143K
Date Night (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Phil and Claire Foster fear that their mild-mannered relationship may be falling into a stale rut. During their weekly date night, their dinner reservation leads to their being mistaken for a couple of thieves – and now a number of unsavoury ...
Style: talky, not serious, realistic, witty, suspense ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: mistaken identity, corruption, stripper, thief, taxi driver, wife husband relationship, chase, plan gone awry, encounter, marriage, married couple, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey, manhattan new york city
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The Constant Gardener (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, USA, China, Kenya
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Justin Quayle is a low-level British diplomat who has always gone about his work very quietly, not causing any problems. But after his radical wife Tessa is killed he becomes determined to find out why, thrusting himself into the middle of a very ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, captivating, thought provoking, psychological ...
Plot: aids, corruption, diplomat, murder, death, investigation, political corruption, cover up, uncover truth, fighting the system, obsession, lovers ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: kenya, africa, sudan, europe, london ...
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 7.7
 222K
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, sentimental, disturbing, heartbreaking ...
Plot: investigation, missing child, fighting the system, uncover truth, insanity, missing person, police, corruption, loss of son, desperation, trial, disorder ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century, 20s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, canada, seattle washington
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Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Hitman "El Mariachi" becomes involved in international espionage involving a psychotic CIA agent and a corrupt Mexican general.
Style: stylized, exciting, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, drug lord, corruption, hitman, assassination attempt, small town, vengeance, deadly weapon, gunfight, gangster, murder, one last job ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
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 6.5
 56K
Basic (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A DEA agent investigates the disappearance of a legendary Army ranger drill sergeant and several of his cadets during a training exercise gone severely awry.
Style: surprise ending, twists and turns, twist ending, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, corruption, murder, army, mind game, army investigation, crimes, military life, rivalry, deadly, survivor, twists & turns ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: panama
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 6.5
 31K
Peppermint (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A grieving mother transforms herself into a vigilante following the murders of her husband and daughter, eluding the authorities to deliver her own personal brand of justice.
Style: exciting, rough, suspense, brutal, surprise ending
Plot: vigilante, loss of child, justice, murder, drug cartel, police corruption, fighting the system, corruption, revenge, corrupt official, female protagonist, coma ...
Time: year 2012, 2010s
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 6.1
 9K
Bordertown (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The opening titles explain that American corporations are using the North American Free Trade Agreement by opening large maquiladoras right across the United States–Mexico border. The maquiladoras hire mostly Mexican women to work long hours for ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, rough, disturbing, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: journalist, murder, factory worker, factory, investigation, corruption, uncover truth, police investigation, police corruption, protagonist as suspect, sexual abuse, rapist ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: latin america, mexico, usa, chicago illinois
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 6.7
 180K
2 Guns (2013)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A DEA agent and an undercover Naval Intelligence officer who have been tasked with investigating one another find they have been set up by the mob -- the very organization the two men believe they have been stealing money from.
Style: exciting, humorous, buddy comedy, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, organized crime, corruption, undercover agent, heist, betrayal, cia, investigation, bank robbery, money, hidden identity, working undercover ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, mexico, california
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 7.3
 121K
The Negotiator (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The police try to arrest expert hostage negotiator Danny Roman, who insists he's being framed for his partner's murder in what he believes is an elaborate conspiracy. Thinking there's evidence in the Internal Affairs offices that ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, intellectual, serious, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, police corruption, false accusation, frame up, corruption, police, uncover truth, innocence, sniper, swat, conspiracy, hostages ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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The Chicago Code (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: The series follows officers of the Chicago Police Department as they fight crime on the streets and try to expose political corruption within the city.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: corruption, police detective, politician, crimes, crime, partners against crime, relatives, protective parent, mayor, veteran, tough law enforcer, coworker ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois
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Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 229 min.
Story: A former Prohibition-era Jewish gangster returns to the Lower East Side of Manhattan over thirty years later, where he once again must confront the ghosts and regrets of his old life.
Style: rough, atmospheric, captivating, sadistic, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prohibition, gangsters, rape, organized crime, friendship, corruption, murder, torture, childhood friends, criminal heroes, regret, gangster ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 1960s, 1920s, 60s ...
Place: new york, usa
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The Last King of Scotland (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Young Scottish doctor, Nicholas Garrigan decides it's time for an adventure after he finishes his formal education, so he decides to try his luck in Uganda, and arrives during the downfall of President Obote. General Idi Amin comes to power and ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, brutal, factual ...
Plot: dictatorship, doctor, politics, corruption, torture, against humanity, blacks and whites, head of state, attempted murder, assistant, atrocity, polygamy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: uganda, africa, scotland
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 8.0
 712K
Sin City (2005)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Welcome to Sin City. This town beckons to the tough, the corrupt, the brokenhearted. Some call it dark… Hard-boiled. Then there are those who call it home — Crooked cops, sexy dames, desperate vigilantes. Some are seeking revenge, others lust ...
Style: atmospheric, bleak, dark, surreal, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, crime, social decay, justice, loss of loved one, neo noir, dark hero, crimes, corruption, gory, torture, tough heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s
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 7.2
 297K
The Equalizer (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: In The Equalizer, Denzel Washington plays McCall, a man who believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when McCall meets Teri (Chloë Grace Moretz), a young girl under the control of ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone hero, one man army, fighting crime, lone wolves, vigilantism, vigilante, gunfight, corruption, heroes, tough heroes, righting the wronged, organized crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, moscow russia, russia
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The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Germany
Duration: 147 min.
Story: After taking a bullet to the head, Salander is under close supervision in a hospital and is set to face trial for attempted murder on her eventual release. With the help of journalist Mikael Blomkvist and his researchers at Millennium magazine, ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: hacker, corruption, hospital, trial, journalist, psychiatrist, investigation, mystery, crime, murder, uncover truth, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: sweden, europe, stockholm sweden
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Kill the Irishman (2011)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Over the summer of 1976, thirty-six bombs detonate in the heart of Cleveland while a turf war raged between Irish mobster Danny Greene and the Italian mafia. Based on a true story, kill the Irishman chronicles Greene's heroic rise from a tough ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gang war, corruption, irish, tough heroes, mob boss, labor union, gangsters, crime, ambition, criminal heroes, organized crime ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, year 1977, year 1975 ...
Place: usa, ohio, cleveland ohio, ireland, boston
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