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, twists and turns, entertaining, serious and intense films and TV shows about / with corruption, crimes, murder, vengeance, violence, crime, twists & turns, storytelling, betrayal and brutality plots mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres shot in USA, Germany, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as corruption: The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), Shooter (2007), Lord of War (2005), Black Mass (2015), RocknRolla (2008), Billions (2016), Gotham (2014), The Shawshank Redemption (1994), Peppermint (2018), The Bourne Ultimatum (2007).

List of corruption movies

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, motivational, realistic, cynical, captivating ...
Plot: rise and fall, money, corruption, dark humor, success, greed, corporate crimes, deception, rags to riches, cons and scams, drugs/alcohol, wall street ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century, year 1987, year 1983 ...
Place: new york, usa, big ben london, brooklyn new york city, bahamas ...
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 7.2
 315K
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: intense, exciting, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sniper, one man army, corruption, conspiracy, fbi, frame up, sniper rifle, false accusation, cover up, patriotism, swat team, master warrior ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, philadelphia, kentucky, washington d.c., tennessee ...
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 7.6
 297K
Lord of War (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: France, Germany, USA
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: clever, cynical, realistic, suspense, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: arms dealer, arms dealing, corruption, smuggling, cold war, millionaire, interpol, human nature, rise and fall, criminal heroes, greed, pride and honor ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1984 ...
Place: bolivia, europe, africa, new york, brooklyn new york city ...
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 6.9
 170K
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, captivating, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, corruption, crime, brutality, violence, fbi, murder, organized crime, arms dealing, crimes, illness, mafia ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, year 1985, year 1982 ...
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, miami, santa monica california ...
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 7.3
 239K
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: twists and turns, surprise ending, talky, stylized, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, corruption, cons and scams, crimes, dark humor, organized crime, gang leader, crime, crime gone awry, mafia, graphic violence, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe
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 8.4
 71K
Billions (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A complex drama about power politics in the world of New York high finance. Shrewd, savvy U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades and the brilliant, ambitious hedge fund king Bobby "Axe" Axelrod are on an explosive collision course, with each using ...
Style: captivating, twists and turns, thought provoking, suspense, entertaining
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: money, stock exchange, rivalry, corruption, investor, businessman, ambition, wall street, friendship, dialogue, wealth, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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 7.8
 213K
Gotham (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
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: exciting, captivating, tense, twists and turns, neo noir ...
Audience: teens
Plot: super villain, batman, corruption, police corruption, crime, police station, police detective, crimes, friendship, gang war, mafia, organized crime ...
Place: new jersey
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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, uplifting, inspirational ...
Plot: prison, human spirit, false accusation, prison escape, freedom, prison life, powerful ending, life is a bitch, confined, life sentence, existentialism, hopes ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 60s, 50s, 40s ...
Place: usa, maine, pacific ocean, mexico
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 6.5
 59K
Peppermint (2018)
Genre: Action, 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, brutal, rough, suspense, neo noir ...
Plot: vigilante, justice, female martial artist, corruption, police corruption, murder, drug cartel, fighting the system, loss of child, female protagonist, one woman army, revenge ...
Time: 2010s, year 2012, year 2017
Place: los angeles, usa, united states
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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, twists and turns, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, espionage, secret agents, conspiracy, spy, fighting the system, chases and races, manhunt, corruption, danger, escapades, uncover truth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: paris france, langley virginia, europe, london, england ...
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Miller's Crossing (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Set in 1929, a political boss and his advisor have a parting of the ways when they both fall for the same woman.
Style: neo noir, atmospheric, stylized, tense, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, corruption, organized crime, mafia, betrayal, violence, love triangle, blackmail, mayor, jewish, gang war, boxing ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: usa
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Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, USA
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: epic, melancholic, atmospheric, rough, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, rape, corruption, crimes, friendship, criminal heroes, gangster, murder, torture, prohibition, rise and fall ...
Time: 60s, 1930s, 1920s, 30s, 1960s ...
Place: new york, usa, miami
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 7.2
 341K
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: brutal, serious, exciting, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, vigilante, lone hero, vigilantism, fighting crime, gunfight, tough heroes, lone wolves, black ops, loner, violence, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, moscow russia, russia
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 6.3
 154K
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, romantic, realistic, funny ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: corruption, mistaken identity, thief, taxi driver, stripper, chase, encounter, plan gone awry, marriage, married couple, husband wife relationship, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city
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 8.4
 89K
Banshee (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Banshee is an American drama television series set in a small town in Pennsylvania Amish country and features an enigmatic ex-con posing as a murdered sheriff who imposes his own brand of justice while also cooking up plans that serve his own ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, sexy, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sheriff, female nudity, ex convict, organized crime, crimes, tough heroes, thief, shooting, crime, cons and scams, sexual activity, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, usa
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 8.0
 12K
The Fool (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The Fool is a movie about a simple plumber. An honest man, he is up against an entire system of corrupted bureaucrats. At stake are the lives of 800 inhabitants of an old dorm that is at risk of collapsing within the span of the night.
Style: serious, suspense, realistic, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: fighting the system, injustice, society, dishonesty, violence, corruption, moral dilemma, rebellion, small town, russian, courage, apartment building ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia
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 8.7
 264K
The Boys (2019)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A group of vigilantes known informally as “The Boys” set out to take down corrupt superheroes with no more than blue-collar grit and a willingness to fight dirty.
Style: bloody, entertaining, tense, satirical, parody ...
Plot: dark humor, superhero, vengeance, superheroine, rivalry, corruption, society, murder, investigation, super powers, super speed, brutality ...
Place: new york
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The Chicago Code (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
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: exciting, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, corruption, tough law enforcer, female police officer, politician, policewoman, crimes, law enforcement, fighting crime, society, partners against crime, chief of police ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois
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 7.1
 93K
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, stylized, tense, cynical, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: courtroom drama, lawyer, jury, court, courtroom, trial, corruption, society, fighting the system, righting the wronged, justice, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, cincinnati ohio, ohio, indiana, san francisco
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 7.7
 194K
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, twist ending, twists and turns, neo noir, psychological ...
Plot: legal investigation, split personality, mental illness, courtroom drama, plot twist, lawyer, psychopath, hotshot lawyer, corruption, murder, bishop, crime ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
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 6.5
 60K
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, twist ending, twists and turns, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: army investigation, corruption, military, murder, twists & turns, military life, military base, crimes, mind game, swat team, jungle, missing person ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: panama
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Elite Squad: The Enemy Within (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Brazil
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After a bloody invasion of the BOPE in the High-Security Penitentiary Bangu 1 in Rio de Janeiro to control a rebellion of interns, the Lieutenant-Colonel Roberto Nascimento and the second in command Captain André Matias are accused by the Human ...
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: corruption, politics, political corruption, police corruption, torture, jail, organized crime, criminal, penitentiary, crime, crimes, reformatory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, latin america, south america
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 6.7
 200K
2 Guns (2013)
Genre: Action, 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: buddy comedy, humorous, exciting, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, undercover, corruption, bank robbery, cia, working undercover, organized crime, foe turned friend, betrayal, investigation, hidden identity, undercover agent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 80s
Place: usa, mexico, california
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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, sentimental, heartbreaking, tense, bleak ...
Plot: missing child, investigation, missing person, fighting the system, uncover truth, disorder, life is a bitch, pedophile, twists & turns, serial killer, corruption, insanity ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century, 20s, year 1935
Place: los angeles, usa, california, seattle washington, canada ...
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Buffalo Soldiers (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Set just before the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, Sgt. Ray Elwood is an American soldier stationed at a German army camp. A soldier because a judge gave him a choice between the army and jail, Ray spends much of his free time cooking cocaine for ...
Style: cynical, humorous, semi serious, stylized, clever ...
Plot: drug dealing, corruption, soldier, army, military base, military life, black market, arms dealing, bribery, military, profanity, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1989, 70s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, hawaii, west germany ...
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 7.1
 185K
War Dogs (2016)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama, War
Country: USA, Cambodia, Romania
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Based on the true story of two young men, David Packouz and Efraim Diveroli, who won a $300 million contract from the Pentagon to arm America's allies in Afghanistan.
Style: intense, funny, suspense, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: arms dealer, smuggling, corruption, weapons, rise and fall, military, friendship, betrayal, con artists, cheating, gunrunner, firearm ...
Time: 21st century, year 2005, year 2008, 2000s
Place: iraq, usa, nevada, las vegas, miami ...
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Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Terrence McDonagh, a New Orleans Police sergeant, who starts out as a good cop, receiving a medal and a promotion to lieutenant for heroism during Hurricane Katrina. During his heroic act, McDonagh injures his back and later becomes addicted to ...
Style: stylized, surreal, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug lord, police corruption, corruption, hallucination, blackmail, drug abuse, organized crime, police brutality, crime, crimes, murder investigation, redemption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, usa, texas
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 8.2
 17K
Locked Up (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 53 min.
TV show
Story: Set up to take the blame for corporate fraud, young Macarena Ferreiro is locked up in a high-security women's prison surrounded by tough, ruthless criminals in this tense, provocative Spanish thriller.
Style: psychological, suspense, rough, suspenseful, disturbing
Plot: female prisoner, prison, corruption, female homosexuality, prison guard, false accusation, brutality, life is a bitch, dishonesty, prisoner, lesbian, jail ...
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 9.2
 1.7M
The Godfather (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 175 min.
Story: Spanning the years 1945 to 1955, a chronicle of the fictional Italian-American Corleone crime family. When organized crime family patriarch, Vito Corleone barely survives an attempt on his life, his youngest son, Michael steps in to take care of the ...
Style: captivating, serious, rough, atmospheric, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, organized crime, pride and honor, criminal heroes, greed, gang war, crimes, lawyer, cosa nostra, mob boss, corruption ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 40s, 1950s, 20th century ...
Place: italy, new york, europe, sicily, usa ...
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 7.9
 49K
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, captivating, serious, epic, stylized ...
Plot: historical character, siblings relations, lust, brother sister incest, intrigue, rivalry, manipulations, sex scene, clergy, sin, greed, strong sexual content ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century
Place: rome italy, italy, europe, florence
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