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 suspense, realistic, twists and turns, serious, suspenseful and clever films and TV shows about / with corruption, crimes, murder, betrayal, violence, storytelling, twists & turns, brutality, dishonesty and mentor plots mostly in Drama, Crime 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), RocknRolla (2008), Banshee (2013), Gotham (2014), The Shawshank Redemption (1994), Peppermint (2018), The Bourne Ultimatum (2007), Miller's Crossing (1990).

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: dark humor, clever, captivating, biting, realistic ...
Plot: money, rise and fall, corruption, success, ambition, greed, wall street, cons and scams, stock broker, american dream, rags to riches, yuppie ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s, 1990s, year 1987 ...
Place: new york, usa, bahamas, big ben london, mediterranean sea ...
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 7.2
 306K
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, intense, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sniper, corruption, frame up, one man army, conspiracy, fbi, false accusation, patriotism, manhunt, master warrior, senator, on the run ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, philadelphia, u.s. capitol building, kentucky, washington d.c. ...
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 7.6
 290K
Lord of War (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
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: clever, cynical, suspense, disturbing, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: corruption, arms dealer, smuggling, arms dealing, millionaire, human nature, criminal heroes, cold war, interpol, organized crime, crime, rags to riches ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, 2000s, year 1984 ...
Place: bolivia, europe, africa, new york, beirut lebanon ...
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 7.3
 232K
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, talky, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, corruption, cons and scams, crimes, organized crime, crime, crime gone awry, mafia, graphic violence, gang leader, dishonor among criminals, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe
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 8.4
 83K
Banshee (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: sexy, serious, exciting, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sheriff, organized crime, female nudity, crimes, ex convict, cons and scams, thief, shooting, tough heroes, small town, crime, corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, usa
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 7.8
 208K
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: exciting, captivating, tense, twists and turns, bleak
Audience: teens
Plot: super villain, batman, mafia, police corruption, corruption, crime, police station, police detective, crimes, friendship, gang war, 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: touching, clever, captivating, uplifting, inspirational ...
Plot: prison, human spirit, false accusation, prison escape, freedom, prison life, life is a bitch, life sentence, plot twist, criminal heroes, hopes, confined ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 60s, 50s, 40s ...
Place: usa, mexico, pacific ocean, maine
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 6.5
 49K
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, psychotronic ...
Plot: vigilante, fighting the system, corruption, justice, murder, drug cartel, loss of child, police corruption, female protagonist, female martial artist, revenge, corrupt official ...
Time: 2010s, year 2012, year 2017
Place: los angeles
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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, spy, secret agents, conspiracy, fighting the system, manhunt, chases and races, corruption, danger, uncover truth, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: langley virginia, paris france, europe, london, new york ...
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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: atmospheric, stylized, tense, cynical, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: neo noir, gangsters, corruption, organized crime, mafia, betrayal, violence, love triangle, mayor, blackmail, jewish, gang war ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s
Place: usa
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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: melancholic, atmospheric, rough, epic, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, rape, corruption, friendship, criminal heroes, gangster, murder, torture, prohibition, crimes, gunfight ...
Time: 60s, 1930s, 1920s, 30s, 1960s ...
Place: new york, usa, miami
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 6.3
 150K
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: not serious, talky, realistic, funny, witty ...
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: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city
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 6.9
 165K
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, brutality, corruption, crime, violence, fbi, murder, organized crime, arms dealing, crimes, illness, gangster ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, year 1985, year 1982 ...
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, miami, santa monica california ...
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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: exciting, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: corruption, police detective, tough law enforcer, female police officer, politician, policewoman, law enforcement, crimes, fighting crime, partners against crime, chief of police, gang war ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois
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 7.1
 90K
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, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: jury, courtroom drama, lawyer, court, courtroom, trial, corruption, society, fighting the system, righting the wronged, justice, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, indiana, cincinnati ohio, ohio, san francisco
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 7.7
 182K
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, tense, psychological ...
Plot: legal investigation, split personality, mental illness, courtroom drama, psychopath, corruption, lawyer, murder, neo noir, bishop, crime, hotshot lawyer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
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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, reformatory, politics, political corruption, fighting the system, police corruption, torture, jail, organized crime, penitentiary, criminal, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, latin america, south america
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 6.7
 193K
2 Guns (2013)
Genre: Action, Comedy, 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: humorous, exciting, buddy comedy, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, cia, undercover, corruption, foe turned friend, working undercover, organized crime, betrayal, investigation, bank robbery, money, hidden identity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 80s
Place: usa, mexico, california
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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, crimes, crime, murder investigation, redemption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, usa, texas
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 8.2
 14K
Locked Up (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 53 min.
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, disturbing, suspenseful
Plot: female prisoner, prison, corruption, false accusation, brutality, dishonesty, life is a bitch, female homosexuality, prisoner, prison guard, danger, hopes ...
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 7.9
 47K
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: clever, serious, captivating, epic, stylized ...
Plot: historical character, siblings relations, brother sister incest, intrigue, lust, rivalry, clergy, sin, sex scene, graphic violence, priest, manipulations ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century
Place: rome italy, italy, europe, florence
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 8.3
 3K
Vagabond (2019)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Stuntman Cha Dal-geon gets involved in a tragic airplane crash and ends up discovering a national corruption scandal in the process. Go Hae-ri, the oldest daughter of a deceased marine, decides to work for the National Intelligence Service as a ...
Style: captivating, disturbing, sincere, tense
Plot: agent, corruption, plane crash, stuntman, revenge, dishonesty, government, airplane accident, investigation, murder, friendship, danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: south korea
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 8.4
 66K
Billions (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, investor, businessman, corruption, ambition, wall street, dialogue, friendship, family relations, investigation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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The Constant Gardener (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, Kenya, France, USA, China
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: thought provoking, tense, suspenseful, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: aids, corruption, murder, death, investigation, political corruption, cover up, uncover truth, diplomat, fighting the system, obsession, conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: kenya, africa, london, sudan, england ...
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 6.5
 59K
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, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: twists & turns, military, corruption, army investigation, murder, mind game, crimes, military life, rivalry, army, survivor, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: panama
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 6.1
 10K
Bordertown (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
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: rough, suspenseful, disturbing, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, journalist, murder, investigation, corruption, uncover truth, rape, society, protagonist as suspect, police corruption, factory worker, factory ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: chicago illinois, latin america, mexico, usa
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 6.9
 124K
Syriana (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The Middle Eastern oil industry is the backdrop of this tense drama, which weaves together numerous story lines. Bennett Holiday is an American lawyer in charge of facilitating a dubious merger of oil companies, while Bryan Woodman, a ...
Style: thought provoking, tense, realistic, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: terrorism, cia, capitalism, globalization, politics, corruption, espionage, spy, danger, political unrest, political conspiracy, deal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, lebanon, persia, usa, europe ...
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Night Falls on Manhattan (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A newly elected District attorney finds himself in the middle of a police corruption investigation that may involve his father and his partner.
Style: serious, realistic, suspense, talky, suspenseful ...
Plot: district attorney, police corruption, corruption, courtroom drama, legal action, snitch, jury, police, police investigation, crime, crimes, hotshot lawyer ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, harlem, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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 7.0
 269K
Batman Returns (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Having defeated the Joker, Batman now faces the Penguin - a warped and deformed individual who is intent on being accepted into Gotham society. Crooked businessman Max Schreck is coerced into helping him become Mayor of Gotham and they both attempt ...
Style: stylized, serious, atmospheric, gothic, intense ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, teens, date night
Plot: villain, double life, dark hero, superhero, super villain, corruption, vigilante, superhuman powers, violence, crime fighter, businessman, secretary ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa
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 7.7
 234K
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, heartbreaking, sentimental, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: missing child, missing person, investigation, fighting the system, uncover truth, life is a bitch, disorder, insanity, serial killer, corruption, desperation, loss of son ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century, 20s, year 1935
Place: los angeles, usa, california, canada, seattle washington ...
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