Movies about betrayal

List of the best betrayal movies selected by visitors to our site: Maleficent, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The Departed, The Dark Knight Rises, I Love You Phillip Morris, The Italian Job, Hackney's Finest, Avatar, The Fate of the Furious.

In the top there are new films of 2019, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Maleficent (2014)
Mark9 (imdb: 7)
Genrefantasy, melodrama, adventure, family
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:37
CharactersWizards, Kings, Witch, Dragons
PlotMagic, Curses, Betrayal, Wedding
PlaceForest
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Disney

The untold story of Disney's most iconic villain from the 1959 classic 'Sleeping Beauty'. A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. Maleficent rises to be the land's fiercest protector, but she ultimately suffers a ruthless betrayal – an act that begins to turn her heart into stone. Bent on revenge, Maleficent faces an epic battle with the invading King's successor and, as a result, places a curse upon his newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Maleficent realizes that Aurora holds the key to peace in the kingdom - and to Maleficent's true happiness as well.

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
Mark9 (imdb: 8.9)
Genreaction, fantasy, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, New Zealand
Duration03:21
CharactersWizards, Gnomes, Goblins, Orcs, Birds, Elves, Eagle, Friends, Warriors, Kings, Troll
PlotTime travel, Love, Fight, Magic, Chase, Betrayal, Witchcraft, Hiking trip, Fate, Adventure, Travel
StyleBest soundtracks, Atmospheric, Exciting, Fascinating

Aragorn is revealed as the heir to the ancient kings as he, Gandalf and the other members of the broken fellowship struggle to save Gondor from Sauron's forces. Meanwhile, Frodo and Sam bring the ring closer to the heart of Mordor, the dark lord's realm.

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 8.7)
Genrefantasy, adventure
CountryUSA, New Zealand
Duration02:59
CharactersWizards, Gnomes, Warriors, Orcs, Friends, Kings, Heroes, Elves
PlotAdventure, War, Time travel, Love, Fight, Magic, Chase, Betrayal, Witchcraft, Hiking trip, Superpowers, Travel
StyleAtmospheric, Exciting, Fascinating

Frodo and Sam are trekking to Mordor to destroy the One Ring of Power while Gimli, Legolas and Aragorn search for the orc-captured Merry and Pippin. All along, nefarious wizard Saruman awaits the Fellowship members at the Orthanc Tower in Isengard.

The Departed (2006)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 8.5)
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Hong Kong
Duration02:31
CharactersMafia, Police, Friends, Gangsters, Hired assassins
PlotInvestigation, Undercover, Rivalry, Love, Chase, Betrayal, Intrigue, Skirmishes
PlacePrison
StyleAction, Fascinating, Heavy, Tense, Disturbing, For men, Unexpected ending, Smart, Interesting

To take down South Boston's Irish Mafia, the police send in one of their own to infiltrate the underworld, not realizing the syndicate has done likewise. While an undercover cop curries favor with the mob kingpin, a career criminal rises through the police ranks. But both sides soon discover there's a mole among them.

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
Mark9 (imdb: 8.4)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:45
CharactersSuperhero, Police, Heroes, Criminals, Tough guys, Terrorists, Billionaires
PlotSurvival, Fight, Willpower, Love, Political, Mystery, Betrayal, Intrigue
PlacePrison, USA, Mansions
StyleDC, Gloomy, Exciting, Depressive, Tense, Disturbing

Following the death of District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman assumes responsibility for Dent's crimes to protect the late attorney's reputation and is subsequently hunted by the Gotham City Police Department. Eight years later, Batman encounters the mysterious Selina Kyle and the villainous Bane, a new terrorist leader who overwhelms Gotham's finest. The Dark Knight resurfaces to protect a city that has branded him an enemy.

I Love You Phillip Morris (2009)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 6.6)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, crime, biography
CountryFrance, USA
Duration01:38
CharactersFamily
PlotPolitical, Betrayal
PlacePrison

Steve Russell is a small-town cop. Bored with his bland lifestyle, Russell turns to fraud as a means of shaking things up. Before long, Russell's criminal antics have landed him behind bars, where he encounters the charismatic Phillip Morris. Smitten, Russell devotes his entire life to being with Morris regardless of the consequences.

The Italian Job (2003)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 7)
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA, France, United Kingdom
Duration01:51
CharactersMafia, Friends, Hackers
PlotRacing, Love, Robbery, Chase, Relationship, Betrayal, Pursuit, Skirmishes, Revenge
PlaceItaly, USA, Mountains
StyleHeavy, Exciting, Disturbing, For men

Charlie Croker pulled off the crime of a lifetime. The one thing that he didn't plan on was being double-crossed. Along with a drop-dead gorgeous safecracker, Croker and his team take off to re-steal the loot and end up in a pulse-pounding, pedal-to-the-metal chase that careens up, down, above and below the streets of Los Angeles.

Hackney's Finest (2014)
Markimdb: 4.7
Genreaction, comedy, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, France
Duration01:30
CharactersMafia, Police
PlotBetrayal, Pursuit

A small-time drug-dealer gets into big trouble when a corrupt East London cop tries to steal a consignment meant for Welsh-Jamaican Yardies.

Avatar (2009)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 7.8)
Genrefantastic, action, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:42
CharactersAliens, Military, Disabled people, Scientists, Friends, Soldier, Warriors
PlotTravel, Love, War, Fight, Chase, Betrayal, Adventure, Survival, Expeditions
PlaceSpace, Forest, Mountains
TimeFuture
StyleInteresting, Popular, Exciting, Fascinating

In the 22nd century, a paraplegic Marine is dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission, but becomes torn between following orders and protecting an alien civilization.

The Fate of the Furious (2017)
Mark9 (imdb: 6.7)
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA, China, United Kingdom, Japan, France, Canada
Duration03:07
CharactersHackers, Drivers, Friends, Family, Spy, Snipers, Bodyguards, Terrorists
PlotCars, Racing, Money, Betrayal, Technology, Martial Arts, Motorcycles, Prison Break, Chase
PlaceNew York, Hotels, Prison, Submarines, Aircraft
StyleExciting, Unexpected ending, Action, Fascinating

When a mysterious woman seduces Dom into the world of crime and a betrayal of those closest to him, the crew face trials that will test them as never before.

Death Do Us Part (2014)
Mark2 (imdb: 4.3)
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryCanada
Duration01:29
CharactersManiacs, Monsters, Killers, Friends, Brides
PlotWedding, Investigation, Fear, Betrayal, Intrigue
PlaceForest, Lake

Kennedy Jamieson, a wealthy socialite, has waited her whole life to have the perfect wedding. Engaged to the charming Ryan Harris, the young couple is just a week away from the big day but hasn't had a chance to celebrate their respective bachelor/bachelorette parties. Ryan's best man Chet books a remote cabin in the woods to throw them a 'Jack and Jill' stag that they'll never forget. Out in the middle of nowhere, things take a horrifying turn as members of the group are brutally picked off one by one. What started out as a celebration quickly descends into a bloody nightmare. Friendships are ripped apart and accusations fly in this blood filled psychological horror with a whodunit twist.

The Prestige (2006)
Mark9 (imdb: 8.5)
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:05
CharactersMagician, Scammers, Brothers, Twins, Wizards
PlotRivalry, Relationship, Love, Jealousy, Obsession, Competitions, Betrayal, Confrontation, Mystery, Magic, Cheating
PlaceEngland, London, Court
Time19th century
StyleWorth watching, Popular, Fascinating, Unexpected ending, Atmospheric, Action, Disturbing, Smart, Interesting

A mysterious story of two magicians whose intense rivalry leads them on a life-long battle for supremacy -- full of obsession, deceit and jealousy with dangerous and deadly consequences.

Gladiator (2000)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 8.5)
Genreaction, drama
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:35
CharactersGladiators, Warriors, Soldier, Heroes, Emperors
PlotRevenge, Power, Love, War, Betrayal, Intrigue, Adventure, Rivalry, Freedom, Slavery
PlaceRoman Empire, Spain, Mansions
StyleHeavy, Exciting, Fascinating, Interesting

In the year 180, the death of emperor Marcus Aurelius throws the Roman Empire into chaos. Maximus is one of the Roman army's most capable and trusted generals and a key advisor to the emperor. As Marcus' devious son Commodus ascends to the throne, Maximus is set to be executed. He escapes, but is captured by slave traders. Renamed Spaniard and forced to become a gladiator, Maximus must battle to the death with other men for the amusement of paying audiences.

The Eel (1997)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama
CountryJapan
CharactersPolice
PlotLove, Jealousy, Betrayal

White-collar worker Yamashita finds out that his wife has a lover visiting her when he's away, suddenly returns home and kills her. After eight years in prison, he returns to live in a small village, opens a barber shop (he was trained as a barber in prison) and talks almost to no-one except for the eel he "befriended" in prison. One day he finds the unconscious body of Keiko, who attempted suicide and reminds him of his wife. She starts to work at his shop, but he doesn't let her become close to him.

Princess Mononoke (1997)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 8.4)
Genrefantasy, drama, adventure, cartoon
CountryJapan
Duration02:14
CharactersPrincesses, Warriors, Heroes, Demons, Wolves
PlotLove, War, Betrayal, Hatred, Adventure, Travel
PlaceForest, Japan, Nature
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleAtmospheric, Exciting, Fascinating

Ashitaka, a prince of the disappearing Ainu tribe, is cursed by a demonized boar god and must journey to the west to find a cure. Along the way, he encounters San, a young human woman fighting to protect the forest, and Lady Eboshi, who is trying to destroy it. Ashitaka must find a way to bring balance to this conflict.

The Way I Spent the End of the World (2006)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama
CountryRomania, France
Duration01:46
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Parents, Friends, Pupils
PlotLove, Political, Relationship, Betrayal, Dancing
PlaceSchool, Village
StyleAtmospheric, Soulful, Fascinating, To cry

Bucharest 1989 - the last year of Ceausecu's dictatorship. Eva lives with her parents and her 7 year old brother, Lalalilu. One day at school, Eva and her boyfriend accidentally break a bust of Ceausescu. They are forced to confess their crime before a disciplinary committee and Eva is expelled from school and transferred to a reformatory establishment. There she meets Andrei, and decides to escape Romania with him. Lalalilu becomes convinced that Ceausescu is the main reason for Eva's decision to leave. So with his friends from school he devises a plan to kill the dictator.

After the Waterfall (2010)
Mark8 (imdb: 5.6)
Genredrama
CountryNew Zealand
Duration01:31
CharactersFamily, Friends
PlotLove, Betrayal
StyleTouching

A forest ranger is haunted by the disappearance of his four-year-old daughter, and the subsequent breakup of his marriage. He discovers his ex-wife Ana is pregnant to the policeman in charge of his missing daughter's case.

Matter of Respect (2014)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.4)
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryTurkey
CharactersBrothers, Fathers
PlotLove, Money, Happiness, Betrayal
PlaceTurkey

Ayvalik is brought into play by the mob from a family who came to Istanbul. Yigit's father committed suicide because of the mob.

Farewell, My Queen (2012)
Mark6.6 (imdb: 6.2)
Genredrama, history
CountryFrance, Spain
Duration01:40
CharactersKings, Friends, Lesbians, Horses, Strong women
PlotLove, Revolution, Betrayal, Intrigue, Dancing, On real events
PlaceFrance
Time18th century

A look at the relationship between Marie Antoinette and one of her readers during the final days of the French Revolution.

Setup (2011)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 4.4)
Genreaction, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:21
CharactersFriends, Detectives, Gangsters, Partners, Criminals
PlotLove, Revenge, Betrayal, Survival, Robbery
PlaceUSA
StyleHeavy, Exciting, Disturbing, For men

A group of friends plan out a detailed heist that turns deadly when one betrays the other by taking off with the goods. Taking matters into his own hands, Sonny seeks out his revenge teaming up with the most dangerous mob boss in town to get back what is rightfully his. When he finally comes face to face with his longtime friend he will be forced to make a life changing choice.




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