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, serious, interesting, suspense, intense and suspenseful films and TV shows about / with corruption, crimes, justice, murder, violence, betrayal, storytelling, mentor, crime and twists & turns plots mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as corruption: Lord of War (2005), The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), Gotham (2014), Shooter (2007), Black Mass (2015), RocknRolla (2008), Primal Fear (1996), Peppermint (2018), The Equalizer (2014), The Negotiator (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, intense, disturbing, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: arms dealing, smuggling, corruption, millionaire, arms dealer, criminal heroes, human nature, crime, cold war, organized crime, ambition, shooting ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 2000s, year 2001 ...
Place: bolivia, europe, africa, beirut lebanon, latin america
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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, cynical, dark humor ...
Plot: rise and fall, success, ambition, cons and scams, wall street, blind ambition, hotshot hero, drugs/alcohol, millionaire, corporate crimes, greed, strong sexual content ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1987, year 1983
Place: new york, usa, geneva switzerland, las vegas, mediterranean sea ...
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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, crime, police station, police corruption, super villain, police detective, orphan, organized crime, friendship, police ...
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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, master warrior, senator, on the run, chases and races, false accusation, loner, patriotism, cover up ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, kentucky, u.s. capitol building, washington d.c., langley virginia ...
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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, serious, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, corruption, crime, brutality, violence, fbi, murder, organized crime, illness, gangster, arms dealing, mafia ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1981, year 1985, year 1982 ...
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, santa monica california, new jersey
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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: gangsters, cons and scams, crime, corruption, organized crime, crime gone awry, mafia, drugs/alcohol, gang leader, crimes, twists & turns, multiple storylines ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
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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: twists and turns, psychological, tense, rough, surprise ending ...
Plot: mental illness, split personality, legal investigation, corruption, courtroom drama, hotshot lawyer, lawyer, murder, crime, psychopath, bishop, trial ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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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, drug cartel, loss of child, corruption, murder, fighting the system, revenge, police corruption, corrupt official, justice, coma, death of daughter ...
Time: year 2012, 2010s
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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: suspense, serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, lone hero, fighting crime, lone wolves, vigilante, corruption, righting the wronged, organized crime, crime, tough heroes, gory, vigilantism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, moscow russia, russia
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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: suspense, suspenseful, intellectual, serious, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, police corruption, false accusation, frame up, corruption, police, uncover truth, innocence, hostages, conspiracy, murder, crime ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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 7.1
 126K
State of Play (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Handsome, unflappable U.S. Congressman Stephen Collins is the future of his political party: an honorable appointee who serves as the chairman of a committee overseeing defense spending. All eyes are upon the rising star to be his party's ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: political conspiracy, politics, murder, corruption, congress, journalist, investigative journalism, assassination, investigation, newspaper, conspiracy, journalism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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The Place Beyond the Pines (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A motorcycle stunt rider considers committing a crime in order to provide for his wife and child, an act that puts him on a collision course with a cop-turned-politician.
Style: captivating, atmospheric, psychological, melancholic, stylized ...
Plot: haunted by the past, loner, corruption, bank robbery, destiny, death, crime, parenthood, father son relationship, family drama, motorcycle, twists & turns ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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A Most Violent Year (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: United Arab Emirates, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A thriller set in New York City during the winter of 1981, statistically one of the most violent years in the city's history, and centered on a the lives of an immigrant and his family trying to expand their business and capitalize on ...
Style: atmospheric, tense, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: corruption, oil, american dream, capitalism, crime, mafia, ambition, family business, crimes, power relations, family in danger, police detective ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1981
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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 7.1
 233K
Dredd (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, South Africa, USA, India
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the future, America is a dystopian wasteland. The latest scourge is Ma-Ma, a prostitute-turned-drug pusher with a dangerous new drug and aims to take over the city. The only possibility of stopping her is an elite group of urban police called ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, intense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough law enforcer, judge, survival, justice, corruption, police, drug lord, neo noir, gunfight, rivalry, criminal, one man army ...
Time: future
Place: usa, america
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 6.9
 79K
Cop Land (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Freddy Heflin is the sheriff of a place everyone calls “Cop Land” — a small and seemingly peaceful town populated by the big city police officers he’s long admired. Yet something ugly is taking place behind the town’s peaceful facade. And ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, intense, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, sheriff, police, corruption, small town, internal affairs, murder, violence, mafia, arson, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new jersey, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california ...
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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, rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, small town, corruption, hitman, vengeance, drug lord, assassination attempt, gunfight, gangster, murder, deadly weapon, cia agent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
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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, disturbing, sentimental, heartbreaking ...
Plot: investigation, missing child, fighting the system, uncover truth, insanity, missing person, police, conspiracy, mother love, kidnapping, corruption, loss of son ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, canada, seattle washington
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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, suspense, suspenseful, exciting, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fighting the system, manhunt, surveillance, witnessing a crime, uncover truth, satellite, conspiracy, corruption, politics, life is a bitch, secret hideout, blackmail ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: washington d.c., usa
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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, captivating, suspenseful, thought provoking, psychological ...
Plot: diplomat, corruption, aids, murder, investigation, uncover truth, death, political corruption, cover up, fighting the system, politician, marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, kenya, sudan, england, europe ...
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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: police investigation, partners against crime, fbi, forensics, riddles and clues, crimes, teamwork, search, victim, policewoman, killings, expert ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
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, touching, clever, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: human spirit, prison, freedom, prison life, false accusation, life sentence, confined, survival, criminal heroes, hopes, life is a bitch, justice ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, 60s, 50s ...
Place: usa, mexico, maine, pacific ocean
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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, surreal, twists and turns, dark ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, crime, justice, social decay, dark hero, crimes, neo noir, loss of loved one, urban, corruption, gory, tough heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s
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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: serious, suspenseful, rough, brutal, factual ...
Plot: dictatorship, doctor, against humanity, politics, head of state, corruption, blacks and whites, polygamy, torture, assistant, attempted murder, atrocity ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: uganda, africa, scotland
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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, chases and races, cia, fighting the system, manhunt, danger, secret agents, conspiracy, uncover truth, violence, corruption, tough heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: langley virginia, europe, madrid, moscow russia, usa ...
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 6.6
 181K
Machete (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: After being set-up and betrayed by the man who hired him to assassinate a Texas Senator, an ex-Federale launches a brutal rampage of revenge against his former boss.
Style: stylized, dark humor, brutal, harsh, not serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: machete, corruption, immigrants, racist, freedom fighter, brutality, justice, female murderer, stylish, vigilantism, stereotypes, dark hero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, texas, mexico
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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: rough, tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gang war, gangsters, tough heroes, corruption, irish, crime, labor union, mob boss, criminal heroes, ambition, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, year 1960, 1960s ...
Place: usa, ohio, cleveland ohio, ireland, boston
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Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: When the dastardly Sheriff of Nottingham murders Robin's father, the legendary archer vows vengeance. To accomplish his mission, Robin joins forces with a band of exiled villagers (and comely Maid Marian), and together they battle to end the ...
Style: exciting, stylized, entertaining, intense, scenic ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, teens, family outing
Plot: knight, folk hero, chase, good versus evil, adventure, justice, courage, robbery, thief, robin hood, dishonesty, greed ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: england, europe, dungeon, holy land, jerusalem
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 7.4
 61K
Hawaii Five-0 (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Steve McGarrett returns home to Oahu, in order to find his father's killer. The governor offers him the chance to run his own task force (Five-0). Steve's team is joined by Chin Ho Kelly, Danny "Danno" Williams, and Kono Kalakaua.
Style: exciting, realistic, stylized, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners against crime, crimes, police detective, teamwork, police investigation, suspicion, law enforcement, fighting crime, relatives, corruption, chases and races, policewoman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: hawaii, usa
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 8.3
 62K
The Good Wife (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: The Good Wife is a legal drama starring Emmy Award winner Julianna Margulies as a wife and mother who boldly assumes full responsibility for her family and re-enters the workforce after her husband's very public sex and political corruption ...
Style: captivating, serious, sincere, touching, realistic ...
Plot: dedicated lawyer, legal, crumbling marriage, politics, courtroom, infidelity, legal investigation, law firm, corruption, district attorney, justice, starting over ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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Boardwalk Empire (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: Boardwalk Empire is a period drama focusing on Enoch "Nucky" Thompson (based on the historical Enoch L. Johnson), a political figure who rose to prominence and controlled Atlantic City, New Jersey, during the Prohibition period of the ...
Style: captivating, atmospheric, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, smuggling, criminal heroes, crimes, mob boss, businessman, prohibition, politician, corruption, ambitious, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: usa, new jersey, atlantic city new jersey, chicago illinois
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