Movies about intrigue

List of the best movies about intrigue, selected by visitors to our site: The Vanished, Uncorked, I'm Your Woman, Downton Abbey, Motherless Brooklyn, Kill Chain, Knives Out, The Weasel's Tale, Lucky Day, Official Secrets
In the top there are new films of 2020, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.
The Vanished (2020)
Markimdb: 5.6
CharactersParents, Sheriffs
PlotMissing people, Investigation, Love, Intrigue
PlaceUSA
StyleAction, Tense, Fascinating

A family vacation takes a terrifying turn when parents Paul and Wendy discover their young daughter has vanished without a trace. Stopping at nothing to find her, the search for the truth leads to a shocking revelation.

Uncorked (2020)
Markimdb: 6.2
PlotRivalry, Intrigue, Dreams
PlaceUSA
StyleTense, Fascinating, To cry

Elijah must balance his dream of becoming a master sommelier with his father's expectations that he carry on the family's Memphis BBQ joint.

I'm Your Woman (2020)
Markimdb: 6.2
CharactersThieves
PlotAdventure, Cheating, Intrigue
StyleTense, Disturbing

In this 1970s set crime drama, a woman is forced to go on the run after her husband betrays his partners, sending her and her baby on a dangerous journey.

Downton Abbey (2019)
Mark6 (imdb: 7.4)
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:24
CharactersHorses, Gay, Maids, Drivers
PlotIntrigue, Dancing, Weapon
PlaceEngland, Trains, Country houses

The beloved Crawleys and their intrepid staff prepare for the most important moment of their lives. A royal visit from the King and Queen of England will unleash scandal, romance and intrigue that will leave the future of Downton hanging in the balance.

Motherless Brooklyn (2019)
Mark9 (imdb: 6.8)
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersGangsters, Gangsters, Cats, Orphans, Taxi drivers
PlotPolitical, Obsession, Mystery, Investigation, Intrigue, Weapon, Money
PlaceNew York, Beach, Ghetto
StyleNoir

Lionel Essrog, a private detective living with Tourette syndrome, ventures to solve the murder of his mentor and best friend — a mystery that carries him from the gin-soaked jazz clubs of Harlem to the slums of Brooklyn to the gilded halls of New York's power brokers.

Kill Chain (2019)
Markimdb: 5
Genreaction, thriller
CountryUSA
CharactersPolice
PlotIntrigue, Rivalry
PlaceHotels
StyleHeavy, Disturbing, For men

A hotel room shootout between two assassins kicks off a long night where bodies fall like dominoes, as we follow a chain of crooked cops, gangsters, hitmen, a femme Fatale and an ex-mercenary through a relay of murder, betrayal, revenge and redemption.

Knives Out (2019)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genrethriller, comedy, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersFamily, Writers, Detectives, Maids, Dogs, Lawyers, Old man
PlotInvestigation, Cheating, Intrigue, Chase
PlaceEstate, Mansions
StyleFascinating, Exciting, Atmospheric, For men

When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc is mysteriously enlisted to investigate. From Harlan's dysfunctional family to his devoted staff, Blanc sifts through a web of red herrings and self-serving lies to uncover the truth behind Harlan's untimely death.

The Weasel's Tale (2019)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrecomedy, detective
CountryArgentina, Spain
CharactersActors, Directors
PlotCheating, Intrigue, Confrontation
PlaceMansions
StyleSoulful

A group of old actors and filmmakers tries to resist the efforts of a young couple to kick them out of their mansion.

Lucky Day (2019)
Markimdb: 5
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, crime
CountryFrance, Canada
PlotChase, Intrigue
StyleDisturbing, Heavy, Exciting, For men

Red, a safe cracker who has just been released from prison, is trying to hold his family together as his past catches up with him in the form of Luc, a psychopathic contract killer who's seeking revenge for the death of his brother.

Official Secrets (2019)
Mark8 (imdb: 7.3)
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:37
CharactersLawyers, Mothers, Spy, Judge
PlotInvestigation, Computers, Intrigue, Blackmail, On real events
PlaceEngland, USA, Court
StyleTense

The true story of British intelligence whistleblower Katharine Gun who—prior to the 2003 Iraq invasion—leaked a top-secret NSA memo exposing a joint US-UK illegal spying operation against members of the UN Security Council. The memo proposed blackmailing member states into voting for war.

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A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby (2019)
Markimdb: 5.3
CharactersFriends
PlotLove, Intrigue
TimeNew Year
StyleFascinating, Romantic, Netflix

Christmas brings the ultimate gift to Aldovia: a royal baby. But first, Queen Amber must help her family and kingdom by finding a missing peace treaty.

Night Shift (2018)
Mark6 (imdb: 5.6)
Genrecomedy
CountryRussia
Duration02:40
CharactersFamily
PlotAdventure, Intrigue
PlaceRussia

Max loses his job at the plant and to feed his family, is forced to accept an unexpected offer former classmate to work as a stripper. Hiding the new profession from his wife, Ani, Max gets into a lot of amazing and ridiculous situations and end up losing the trust of the woman he loved. In an effort to return peace and harmony to the family, he appealed for help to colleagues from the strip club, that all leads to fun chaos...

The Post (2018)
Mark8 (imdb: 7.2)
Genrethriller, drama, biography, history
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:31
CharactersJournalists, Presidential, Lawyers, Musicians
PlotWar, Political, Mystery, Intrigue, Confrontation, Death, Money, On real events
PlaceNew York, Office, USA, Party, Prison, Jungle, Aircraft
StyleAction, Exciting, Disturbing, Makes me think

A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country's first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between journalist and government. Inspired by true events.

Beirut (2018)
Mark1 (imdb: 6.4)
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:37
PlotIntrigue
PlaceUSA

In 1980s Beirut, Mason Skiles is a former U.S. diplomat who is called back into service to save a colleague from the group that is possibly responsible for his own family's death. Meanwhile, a CIA field agent who is working under cover at the American embassy is tasked with keeping Mason alive and ensuring that the mission is a success.

Anna Karenina Musical (2018)
Mark
Genremelodrama, musical
CountryRussia
PlotLove, Death, Relationship, Intrigue

A STORY OF DUTY, DESIRE, AND DESPAIR. Beautiful noblewoman, Anna Karenina, lives with her respected husband and loving son. She encounters the dashing Count Vronsky among Moscow's high society and their undeniable attraction for each other forever changes the landscape of Anna's seemingly perfect world - Experience Tolstoy's classic like never before with the live-performance film of Anna Karenina the Musical.

Mary Queen of Scots (2018)
Mark8 (imdb: 6.3)
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:04
CharactersKings, Strong women, Sisters, Gay
PlotPolitical, Intrigue, Rivalry, Betrayal
PlaceEngland, Scotland
Time16th century
StyleWomens in main roles, Depressive, Fascinating

In 1561, Mary Stuart, widow of the King of France, returns to Scotland, reclaims her rightful throne and menaces the future of Queen Elizabeth I as ruler of England, because she has a legitimate claim to the English throne. Betrayals, rebellions, conspiracies and their own life choices imperil both Queens. They experience the bitter cost of power, until their tragic fate is finally fulfilled.

Down a Dark Hall (2018)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 5.1)
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, drama
CountrySpain, USA
Duration02:25
CharactersTeens, Difficult teens
PlotGhosts, Intrigue, Adventure
StyleHeavy, Depressive, Disturbing

Kit, a troubled girl, is sent to the exclusive Blackwood boarding school, where she discovers that only four other female students have been admitted to learn the four pillars of knowledge under the ominous wing of the mysterious headmistress Madame Duret.

The Open House (2018)
Mark5.2 (imdb: 3.2)
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration02:19
PlotGhosts, Intrigue
StyleNetflix, Depressive, Disturbing, Tense

A teenager and his mother find themselves besieged by threatening forces when they move into a new house.

The Favourite (2018)
Mark5.6 (imdb: 7.5)
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryRepublic of Ireland, United Kingdom, USA
Duration01:55
CharactersKings, Maids, Lesbians
PlotRivalry, Jealousy, Political, Intrigue, Love triangle, Cheating
PlaceEngland
Time18th century
StyleOscars

England, early 18th century. The close relationship between Queen Anne and Sarah Churchill is threatened by the arrival of Sarah's cousin, Abigail Hill, resulting in a bitter rivalry between the two cousins to be the Queen's favourite.

Narzeczony na niby (2018)
Markimdb: 5.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryPoland
PlotInvestigation, Jealousy, Intrigue
StyleSoulful, Light, Fascinating, Makes me think, To cry

Karina is doing her best to have the first happy relationship ever. Unfortunately, the man to whom she gave her heart, seems to be more interested in himself than her. One unforeseen event and one little lie will change Karina’s organized life into an emotional and hilarious roller-coaster. It soon turns out that other people around Karina have their little secrets, too. When the truth comes out, everyone will have to finally put their relationships and in their hearts in order.

Ratsasan (2018)
Markimdb: 8.7
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryIndia
CharactersSerial killers
PlotIntrigue
PlaceIndia
StyleAction

A serial killer is murdering school girls, and a newbie cop has to track him down before the victim count increases.

National Theatre Live: Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (2017)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genrecomedy
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration00:57
CharactersKings, Friends, Mothers
PlotLove, Political, Death, Jealousy, Relationship, Betrayal, Intrigue

Against the backdrop of Hamlet, two hapless minor characters, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, take centre stage. As the young double act stumble their way in and out of the action of Shakespeare’s iconic drama, they become increasingly out of their depth as their version of the story unfolds.

I Love You, Daddy (2017)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.3)
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:18
CharactersFamily, Directors, Fathers
PlotLove, Relationship, Intrigue
PlaceUSA
StyleSmart

When a successful television writer's daughter becomes the interest of an aging filmmaker with an appalling past, he becomes worried about how to handle the situation.

Viceroy's House (2017)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, India, Sweden
Duration02:21
CharactersFamily
PlotLove, Political, Religious, Intrigue
PlaceIndia

In 1947, Lord Mountbatten assumes the post of last Viceroy, charged with handing India back to its people, living upstairs at the house which was the home of British rulers, whilst 500 Hindu, Muslim and Sikh servants lived downstairs.

Open at Night (2017)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryFrance
Duration01:49
CharactersMonkeys
PlotLove, Money, Intrigue
PlaceFrance, Paris, Zoos
TimeNight

One night to change everything. One night to save a theater, one night to change one's perspective about life. Luigi will push and pull Faeza with him everywhere around Paris an entire night to save his theater.

68 Kill (2017)
Markimdb: 6
Genrethriller, comedy, melodrama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:46
PlotRobbery, Intrigue
PlaceUSA

Chip's problem is that he can't say no to beautiful women. This weakness gets him into a world of trouble when he agrees to help his girlfriend steal $68,000.

The Nile Hilton Incident (2017)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 6.8)
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryMorocco, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, France
Duration01:35
CharactersKillers, Police
PlotPolitical, Death, Investigation, Intrigue
PlaceEgypt, Hotels

In Cairo, weeks before the 2011 revolution, Police Detective Noredin is working in the infamous Kasr el-Nil Police Station when he is handed the case of a murdered singer. He soon realizes that the investigation concerns the power elite, close to the President’s inner circle.

The Party (2017)
Mark7 (imdb: 6.6)
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:11
CharactersFriends, Lesbians, Foxes, Cooks
PlotPolitical, Intrigue, Weapon, Depression, Money, Mystery
PlaceParty, England

Various individuals think they’re coming together for a party in a private home, but a series of revelations results in a huge crisis that throws their belief systems – and their values – into total disarray.

Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House (2017)
Mark5.6 (imdb: 6.4)
Genrethriller, drama, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:14
CharactersJournalists, Presidential, FBI
PlotIntrigue, Mystery, Political, On real events
PlaceNew York, USA

The story of Mark Felt, who under the name "Deep Throat" helped journalists Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein uncover the Watergate scandal in 1974.

My Cousin Rachel (2017)
Mark7 (imdb: 6)
Genremelodrama, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:46
CharactersDogs, Horses, Gay, Lawyers, Orphans
PlotIntrigue, Love, First love, Money, Death, Jealousy, Hunger, Snow, Obsession, Happiness
PlaceItaly, Beach
TimeNew Year

A young Englishman plots revenge against his mysterious, beautiful cousin, believing that she murdered his guardian. But his feelings become complicated as he finds himself falling under the beguiling spell of her charms.

Have Fun, Vasya! (2017)
Mark9.6 (imdb: 6.5)
Genrecomedy
CountryRussia
Duration02:32
CharactersFathers
PlotWedding, Divorce, Cheating, Intrigue
PlaceRussia

Contemporary Russia. Mitya and Alisa are set to get married. The problem is that Mitya is still married to Vasya, who refuses to grant him a divorce. Can Mitya and his friends convince Vasya to change her mind?

The Royal Exchange (2017)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, history
CountryFrance, Belgium
CharactersPrincesses, Gay, Dogs, Cats, Lesbians, Kings
PlotWar, Political, Confrontation, Intrigue, Death
PlaceFrance, Spain
Time18th century
StyleAtmospheric, Fascinating, Makes me think

After many years of confrontation, the treasures of Spain and France are empty. In 1721, the regent of France draws up an ambitious plan to inaugurate an era of peace and prosperity that will heal the economies of both nations: his intention is to build a solid network of marriage alliances that will involve four children of very different ages who know nothing of betrayals and power games…

Gogol. The Beginning (2017)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 5.8)
Genrethriller, adventure, detective
CountryRussia
Duration01:42
CharactersDemons, Witch
PlotSupernatural, Intrigue, Investigation, Dreams
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Unexpected ending

The year 1829. Nikolay Gogol, a young Third Section clerk, is desperate: his own books seem shallow and mediocre, so he keeps buying entire print runs just to burn them all. He is suffering from violent epileptic seizures and struggles to keep on working. Investigator Yakov Guro accidentally witnesses one such fit and realizes that Gogol's visions contain clues that could help solve actual crimes. Together, Gogol and Guro take on a particularly weird and baffling case that brings them to a small village of Dikanka, where everyone has a huge secret to hide.

Victoria & Abdul (2017)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 6.8)
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:45
CharactersKings, Friends, Soldier
PlotLove, Relationship, Power, Death, Intrigue, On real events
PlaceEngland, India, Scotland
StyleAtmospheric, Touching

Queen Victoria strikes up an unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk named Abdul Karim.

A Christmas Prince (2017)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
CharactersJournalists, Orphans, Reporters
PlotAdventure, Love, Mystery, Snow, Intrigue, Adoption
PlaceCastle
TimeNew Year
StyleTouching, Light, Cute

When a reporter goes undercover as a nanny to get the inside scoop on a playboy prince, she gets tangled in some royal intrigue and ends up finding love - but will she be able to keep up her lie?

Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer (2017)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrethriller, drama
CountryIsrael, USA
CharactersJews, Businessmen, Singers
PlotPolitical, Snow, Intrigue

A financial schemer finds himself in the middle of an international scandal after he becomes a political adviser to the new Prime Minister of Israel.

Literally, Right Before Aaron (2017)
Markimdb: 4.6
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
PlotRivalry, Jealousy, Love, Intrigue, Obsession, Love triangle, Wedding
StyleTo cry, Cute, Romantic

Still reeling from his breakup with college sweetheart Allison, Adam's world is thrown into further chaos when he’s surprisingly invited to attend her wedding.

Love & Friendship (2016)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 6.4)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryRepublic of Ireland, France, Netherlands
Duration01:52
CharactersFamily
PlotLove, Intrigue, Dancing, Obsession
PlaceMansions, England, London
Time18th century
StyleLight, Cute

From Jane Austen’s novella, the beautiful and cunning Lady Susan Vernon visits the estate of her in-laws to wait out colorful rumors of her dalliances and to find husbands for herself and her daughter. Two young men, handsome Reginald DeCourcy and wealthy Sir James Martin, severely complicate her plans.

Jackpot (2016)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.5)
Genredrama, history
CountrySouth Korea
CharactersFriends, Soldier, Lovers
PlotLove, Rivalry, Intrigue, Confrontation
PlaceKorea

Dae-Gil and King Yeongjo enter a match. Dae-Gil bets his life and King Yeongjo bets the entire Kingdom of Joseon on the outcome. Dae-Gil is the best gambler in the Joseon era. He holds deep resentment inside, but is also cool on the exterior. King Yeongjo is a man who never lower his head without a convincing reason. Meanwhile, Dam-Seo exists solely to take revenge upon king.

Love Catharsis (2016)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genremelodrama
CountryJapan
PlotLove, Happiness, Relationship, Intrigue
PlaceJapan

Mia Kurihara works in the public relations department of a company. She falls in love with Kairi Miyoshi. He is the vice president of the company, but he is also married.

L.O.R.D: Legend of Ravaging Dynasties (2016)
Mark7 (imdb: 5.1)
Genrefantasy, cartoon
CountryChina, Cambodia
Duration00:44
PlotMagic, Political, Power, Intrigue

Based on the novel of the same name, the film depicts the endless battles of four kingdoms as they fight for power and domination of the one ultimate realm.Based on his 2 beloved fantasy novels with 6 million copies sold, L.O.R.D is acclaimed writer and director Guo Jingming’s follow up to his Tiny Times films. The action-adventure odyssey is set in a world of warring Sorcerers, Lords and Beasts. The first CGI Film to come from China

The Young Pope (2016)
Mark9 (imdb: 8.4)
Genredrama
CountryItaly, France, Spain, United Kingdom, USA
Duration01:58
CharactersOrphans, Nuns, Gods
PlotReligious, Intrigue
PlaceItaly
TimeNew Year
StyleFascinating

Lenny Belardo, the youngest and first American Pope in the history of the Church, must establish his new papacy and navigate the power struggles of the closed, secretive Vatican.

Marseille (2016)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama
CountryFrance
Duration02:08
CharactersFamily
PlotRivalry, Intrigue
PlaceFrance

The longtime mayor of Marseille is preparing to hand over the reins to his protégé when a sudden and ruthless battle erupts for control of the city.

The Night My Mother Killed My Father (2016)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrecomedy
CountrySpain
CharactersWriters, Actors, Directors
PlotIntrigue, Death
PlaceSpain
TimeFuture
StyleLight

Isabel is an actress recent in her 40 years old, unable to get new roles for movies or theaters, since then directors looking for younger women. She is married with the neurotic Ángel, a screenwriter who is working in his next cinema project with Susana, his producer and ex wife. After Isabel, Ángel, Susana and Carlos, Isabel's first husband, send away to them respective child to a school excursion, Isabel accepts to organize in her house a business dinner for Diego, an important Argentinian actor to negotiate his participation in the movie. During the dinner Carlos appears suddenly with a young girl called Álex, announcing their next wedding and moving to Brasil. But when a little time later Carlos dies unexpectedly, Ángel and Susana suspects of the guilty of Isabel, starting a series of events more maddened each time, along a long night where surprises seems not having end...

Shoot the Messenger (2016)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:57
CharactersJournalists, Gangsters
PlotInvestigation, Intrigue
PlaceOffice

The series follows Daisy Channing, a young reporter trying to balance a messy personal life with a burgeoning career. Things begin to go sideways for Daisy when she witnesses a murder she thinks is gang-related, only to find herself slowly drawn into an interconnected web of criminal and illicit sexual activity that reaches into the corridors of corporate and political power. It's the kind of story that will destroy lives, including those of her own family. With help from lead homicide detective Kevin Lutz, her editor Mary Foster and co-worker Simon Olenski, Daisy uncovers a cover-up so scandalous it could bring down the government.

Greenleaf (2016)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.4)
Genredrama
CountryUSA
CharactersMothers, Fathers, Family
PlotIntrigue, Religious
PlaceUSA
StyleFascinating

The unscrupulous world of the Greenleaf family and their sprawling Memphis megachurch, where scandalous secrets and lies are as numerous as the faithful. Born of the church, the Greenleaf family love and care for each other, but beneath the surface lies a den of iniquity—greed, adultery, sibling rivalry and conflicting values—that threatens to tear apart the very core of their faith that holds them together.

Frontier (2016)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 7.2)
Genreadventure
CountryCanada
Duration01:06
CharactersIndians, Indians
PlotRivalry, Intrigue
PlaceOffice
Time18th century
StyleAtmospheric, Tense, Exciting

The chaotic and violent struggle to control wealth and power in the North American fur trade in late 18th century Canada. Told from multiple perspectives, Frontier takes place in a world where business negotiations might be resolved with close-quarter hatchet fights, and where delicate relations between native tribes and Europeans can spark bloody conflicts.

The Confessions (2016)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.1)
Genrethriller, drama
CountryItaly, France
Duration01:22
PlotIntrigue
PlaceHelicopters, Hotels
StyleDisturbing

A G8 meeting is being held at a luxury hotel on the German coast. The world's most powerful economists are gathered to enact important provisions that will deeply influence the world economy. One of the guests is a mysterious Italian monk, invited by Daniel Rochè, the director of the International Monetary Fund. He wants the monk to receive his confession, that night, in secret. The next morning, Rochè is found dead...

Allied (2016)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 7.1)
Genreaction, thriller, melodrama, drama, military
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:39
CharactersSoldier, Military, Spy
PlotLove, Investigation, Death, War, Intrigue, Skirmishes, Cheating
PlaceEngland, France, Night Clubs
StyleTense

In 1942, an intelligence officer in North Africa encounters a female French Resistance fighter on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. When they reunite in London, their relationship is tested by the pressures of war.

Chesapeake Shores (2016)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama, family
CountryUSA
Duration00:35
CharactersArchitects, Friends, Family
PlotDivorce, Intrigue
PlaceUSA
StyleSoulful, Touching

A divorced mom deals with an old romance and complicated family issues when she returns to her hometown with her twin daughters.

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