Movies about intrigue

List of the best movies about intrigue, selected by visitors to our site: The Departed, The Dark Knight Rises, Lady Death, LEGO Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles - Attack of the Jedi, Piccadilly Jim, Skate Or Die, The Good, The Bad, The Weird, A Walk to Remember, Alexander, Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol.

In the top there are new films of 2020, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

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.

Lady Death (2004)
Mark8 (imdb: 5.3)
Genrehorror, action, fantasy, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:20
CharactersWitch
PlotRevenge, Cheating, Intrigue

The movie begins in 15th century Sweden, where Hope, the beautiful daughter of Matthias, a skilled mercenary who is in actuality a demon, is accused of being the devil's consort. Sentenced by the town priest to be burned at the stake, Matthias, through his proxy, the jester Pagan, offers her life if she surrenders herself to him and join him in Hell.

LEGO Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles - Attack of the Jedi (2013)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecartoon
CountryUSA, Denmark, China
Duration00:22
CharactersAliens, Astronauts
PlotAdventure, Political, Investigation, Intrigue
PlaceSpace, Spaceships

When his Sith Clone experiment fails, Darth Sidious decides to start his own academy where Sith warriors help train a group of unruly “Badawans.” When Yoda discovers the existence of the Sith Academy, he decides to launch an all-out attack on it.

Piccadilly Jim (2004)
Mark8 (imdb: 5.9)
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:37
PlotAdventure, Cheating, Moving, Intrigue
PlaceNew York

Set in the 1930s, an American with a scandalous reputation on both sides of the Atlantic must do an about-face in order to win back the woman of his dreams.

Skate Or Die (2008)
Mark6 (imdb: 4)
Genreaction
CountryFrance
Duration01:27
CharactersTeens, Police
PlotAdventure, Mystery, Intrigue

Jérôme and Benjamin are two young skateboarders whose carefree existence is turned upside down when they witness the murder of a drug dealer. Rumbled by the assassins they manage to escape. Taking refuge in a police station they then discover that the criminals are actually the crooked cops. Then begins a relentless chase through the streets of Paris as Jérôme and Benjamin attempt to outwit their unscrupulous pursuers... Utilising real Paris locations and two of France's top street skaters, Skate Or Die is an adrenalin rush thriller for the Red Bull generation.

The Good, The Bad, The Weird (2008)
Mark6.4 (imdb: 7.3)
Genreaction, comedy, adventure, western
CountrySouth Korea
Duration02:05
CharactersKillers, Hunters, Heroes, Thieves, Horses, Cowboys
PlotAdventure, Chase, Intrigue, Skirmishes, Weapon, Treasures
PlaceDeserts, Korea, China
StyleExciting, Fascinating, For men, Fancy

The story of three Korean outlaws in 1930s Manchuria and their dealings with the Japanese army and Chinese and Russian bandits. The Good (a Bounty hunter), the Bad (a hitman), and the Weird (a thief) battle the army and the bandits in a race to use a treasure map to uncover the riches of legend.

A Walk to Remember (2002)
Mark9 (imdb: 7.4)
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:41
CharactersTeens, Terminally ill
PlotLove, Adventure, Chase, Intrigue, Cancer, First love
PlaceSchool, Deserts, Korea
StyleTouching, Soulful, To cry, Inspirational, Romantic

When the popular, restless Landon Carter is forced to participate in the school drama production he falls in love with Jamie Sullivan, the daughter of the town's minister. Jamie has a "to-do" list for her life and also a very big secret she must keep from Landon.

Alexander (2004)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 5.6)
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, adventure, military, biography, history
CountryGermany, USA, Netherlands, France, United Kingdom, Italy
Duration02:55
CharactersHeroes, Military, Emperors
PlotAdventure, Love, Travel, Power, Intrigue, War, Death, Fate, Betrayal
PlaceGreece
StyleTense

Alexander, the King of Macedonia, leads his legions against the giant Persian Empire. After defeating the Persians, he leads his army across the then known world, venturing farther than any westerner had ever gone, all the way to India.

Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 7.4)
Genreaction, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA, United Arab Emirates, Czech Republic
Duration02:12
CharactersSpecial agents, Killers, Spy, Heroes, CIA
PlotAdventure, Fight, Intrigue, Mystery, Skirmishes, Undercover, Pads
PlaceMoscow
StyleExciting, Fascinating

Ethan Hunt and his team are racing against time to track down a dangerous terrorist named Hendricks, who has gained access to Russian nuclear launch codes and is planning a strike on the United States. An attempt to stop him ends in an explosion causing severe destruction to the Kremlin and the IMF to be implicated in the bombing, forcing the President to disavow them. No longer being aided by the government, Ethan and his team chase Hendricks around the globe, although they might still be too late to stop a disaster.

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.

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 Truman Show (1998)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 8.1)
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:43
PlotMeaning of life, Love, Intrigue, Mystery, Freedom, Cheating, Loneliness
PlaceSea, Forest, Islands
StyleWorth watching, Philosophical, Deep Meaning, Expanding consciousness, Mind-altering, Smart, Makes me think, Touching, Interesting

Truman Burbank is the star of "The Truman Show", a 24-hour-a-day "reality" TV show that broadcasts every aspect of his life -- live and in color -- without his knowledge. His entire life has been an unending soap opera for consumption by the rest of the world. And everyone he knows -- including his wife and his best friend -- is really an actor, paid to be part of his life.

The Avengers (2012)
Mark7.4 (imdb: 8)
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:22
CharactersSuperhero, Partners, Aliens, Scientists, Heroes, Giants, Monsters
PlotAlien invasion, Superpowers, Love, Intrigue, Rivalry
PlaceShips, Germany, India, USA
TimeFuture
StyleMarvel, Exciting, Disturbing

When an unexpected enemy emerges and threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins!

Legend No. 17 (2013)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 7.5)
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryRussia
Duration02:14
PlotSports, Hockey, Love, Competitions, Intrigue
PlaceRussia, Spain, Canada, Moscow

Biopic of Russian ice hockey legend Valeri Kharlamov from early childhood, rising to the pinnacle of the sport and his untimely death

Sleepy Hollow (1999)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 7.3)
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, detective
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration01:45
CharactersManiacs, Horses, Witch
PlotLove, Mystery, Intrigue, Supernatural, Investigation, Magic, Superpowers, Ghosts
PlaceVillage, USA, Small cities
Time18th century
StyleGothic, Disturbing, Fascinating

New York detective Ichabod Crane is sent to Sleepy Hollow to investigate a series of mysterious deaths in which the victims are found beheaded. But the locals believe the culprit to be none other than the ghost of the legendary Headless Horseman.

Queen Margot (1994)
Mark7 (imdb: 7.4)
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, history
CountryFrance, Italy, Germany
Duration02:39
CharactersKings, Princesses
PlotLove, War, Religious, Intrigue, Political
PlaceFrance
TimeMiddle Ages, 16th century
StyleDepressive, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Gloomy

The night of August 24, 1572, is known as the Massacre of St. Bartholomew. In France a religious war is raging. In order to impose peace a forced wedding is arranged between Margot de Valois, sister of the immature Catholic King Charles IX, and the Hugenot King Henri of Navarre. Catherine of Medici maintains her behind-the-scenes power by ordering assaults, poisonings, and instigations to incest.

Restoration (1995)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, history
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:57
PlotLove, Revenge, Jealousy, Relationship, Intrigue, Viruses, Love triangle, Justice
PlaceEngland, London
StyleAtmospheric, Fascinating

An aspiring young physician, Robert Merivel found himself in the service of King Charles II and saves the life of someone close to the King. Merivel joins the King's court and lives the high life provided to someone of his position. Merivel is ordered to marry his King's mistress in order to divert the queens suspicions. He is given one order by the king and that is not to fall in love. The situation worsens when Merivel finds himself in love with his new wife. Eventually, the King finds out and relieves Merivel of his position and wealth. His fall from grace leaves Merivel where he first started. And through his travels and reunions with an old friend, he rediscovers his love for true medicine and what it really means to be a physician.

Everlasting Love (2014)
Mark6 (imdb: 4.9)
Genredrama, detective
CountrySpain
Duration01:09
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Pupils
PlotLove, Cheating, Intrigue
PlaceSchool, Spain, Small cities, Lake

Each day after work, Carlos, a language school teacher, frequents the heady surroundings of his local cruising ground. One evening he encounters a teenage boy from his class named Toni, and the two engage in a brief sexual tryst. As the relationship between teacher and student begins to develop, some dark truths emerge about the young man and his mysterious group of friends.

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.




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