Movies about intrigue

List of the best movies about intrigue, selected by visitors to our site: Knives Out, Dangerous Lies, Little Women, L.O.R.D: Legend of Ravaging Dynasties, Mary Queen of Scots, Black Gold, Anna Karenina Musical, Marseille, A Late Quartet, Winter Ridge.

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Knives Out (2019)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genrethriller, comedy, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersDogs, Family, Writers, Lawyers, Detectives
PlotInvestigation, Intrigue, Inheritance, Death, Chase
PlaceMansions, Country houses, Estate
StyleExciting, Atmospheric, Fascinating, 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.

Dangerous Lies (2020)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersNurses, Lovers
PlotMoney, Inheritance, Intrigue, Cheating
PlaceEstate
StyleNetflix, Unexpected ending, Exciting, Action, Tense

After losing her waitressing job, Katie Franklin takes a job as a caretaker to a wealthy elderly man in his sprawling, empty Chicago estate. The two grow close, but when he unexpectedly passes away and names Katie as his sole heir, she and her husband Adam are pulled into a complex web of lies, deception, and murder. If she's going to survive, Katie will have to question everyone's motives — even the people she loves.

Little Women (2019)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersWriters, Sisters, Poor
PlotLove, Dancing, Money, Friendship, Jealousy
PlaceSchool, Cemetery
TimeNew Year, 19th century
StyleRomantic, To cry, Cute, Inspirational

Four sisters come of age in America in the aftermath of the Civil War.

L.O.R.D: Legend of Ravaging Dynasties (2016)
Markimdb: 5.1
Genreaction, fantasy
CountryChina
Duration00:44
PlotMagic, Political, Intrigue, Power

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

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

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.

Black Gold (2011)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, adventure, military
CountryFrance, Italy, Qatar, Tunisia
Duration02:10
CharactersHeroes
PlotPolitical, Intrigue, Oil, Rivalry
PlaceDeserts
StyleExciting, By books, Epic, Serious, Disturbing

On the Arabian Peninsula in the 1930s, two warring leaders come face to face. The victorious Nesib, Emir of Hobeika, lays down his peace terms to rival Amar, Sultan of Salmaah. The two men agree that neither can lay claim to the area of no man’s land between them called The Yellow Belt. In return, Nesib adopts Amar’s two boys Saleeh and Auda as a guarantee against invasion. Twelve years later, Saleeh and Auda have grown into young men. Saleeh, the warrior, itches to escape his gilded cage and return to his father’s land. Auda cares only for books and the pursuit of knowledge. One day, their adopted father Nesib is visited by an American from Texas. He tells the Emir that his land is blessed with oil and promises him riches beyond his wildest imagination. Nesib imagines a realm of infinite possibility, a kingdom with roads, schools and hospitals all paid for by the black gold beneath the barren sand. There is only one problem. The precious oil is located in the Yellow Belt.

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

Marseille (2016)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama
CountryFrance
Duration02:08
CharactersFamily
PlotIntrigue, Rivalry
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.

A Late Quartet (2012)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:45
CharactersFriends, Terminally ill
PlotMusic, Friendship, Intrigue, Rivalry
PlaceUSA, New York
StyleTwisted plot, To cry, Soulful, Gloomy, Touching

When the beloved cellist of a world-renowned string quartet is diagnosed with a life threatening illness, the group’s future suddenly hangs in the balance as suppressed emotions, competing egos and uncontrollable passions threaten to derail years of friendship and collaboration. As they are about to play their 25th anniversary concert — quite possibly their last — only their intimate bond and the power of music can preserve their legacy.

Winter Ridge (2018)
Markimdb: 4.3
Genrethriller, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
PlotInvestigation, Intrigue
StyleAction, Serious, Disturbing

Tearing himself away from the bedside of his coma-bound wife, a police Sergeant investigates a series of age-related murders, only to discover that time can be far more destructive and cruel than the idealistic killer........

Being 17 (2016)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryFrance
Duration01:55
CharactersDogs, Gay, Teachers, Friends
PlotLove, Basketball, Obsession, Friendship, Death
PlaceSchool, Mountains
TimeNew Year, Winter
StyleTo cry

Set in the beautiful high Pyrenees in south-west France, Damien lives with his mother Marianne, a doctor, while his father, a pilot, is on a tour of duty abroad with the French military. At school, Damien is bullied by Thomas, who lives in the farming community up in the mountains, nut learns to fight back. The boys find themselves living together when Marianne invites Thomas to come and stay with them while his mother is ill in hospital. Damien must learn to live with the boy who terrorised him.

A Christmas Wedding Date (2012)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:23
PlotDancing, Wedding, Jealousy, Intrigue
PlaceParty, USA, Small cities
TimeNew Year
StyleRomantic, Light, Cute, Touching

After being fired, Rebecca hours back to her old home town to attend her friends wedding on Christmas Eve and visit her mother. But when she tries to return home she finds she must relive Christmas Eve over and over until she gets it right.

Chesapeake Shores (2016)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, family
CountryUSA
Duration00:35
CharactersFamily, Friends, Architects
PlotIntrigue, Divorce
PlaceHotels, USA
StyleSoulful, Touching

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

Totally True Love (2011)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genremelodrama, family, detective
CountryNorway
Duration01:23
CharactersSpiders, Family, Friends
PlotFriendship, Love triangle, Intrigue, Rivalry
StyleBy books, Fancy, Touching

When the new boy in class, Jørgen, moves into the haunted house down the road Anne’s world turns upside-down; she falls head over heals in love with him. All the girls in Anne’s class fall for Jørgen as well, including beautiful blonde pony-tailed Ellen. But that is of no hindrance to Anne; she is willing to go further than anyone to win him over. When done in the name of love, everything is allowed…isn’t it?

Night Shift (2018)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrecomedy
CountryRussia
Duration02:40
CharactersFamily, Strippers
PlotAdventure, Intrigue
PlaceRussia
StyleLight

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...

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

Downton Abbey (2019)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:24
CharactersHorses, Gay, Maids, Drivers
PlotDancing, Weapon, Intrigue, Inheritance
PlaceTrains, England, Kitchen, Country houses, Estate
StyleSoulful, Fascinating

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.

Gogol. The Beginning (2017)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, adventure, detective
CountryRussia
Duration01:42
CharactersWitch, Demons, Writers
PlotInvestigation, Mystery, Supernatural, Intrigue, Mystery
Time19th century
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Fascinating

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.

Shoot the Messenger (2016)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryCanada
Duration01:57
CharactersGangsters, Journalists
PlotOn real events, Investigation, Intrigue
PlaceOffice
StyleTense

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.

Open at Night (2017)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryFrance
Duration01:49
CharactersMonkeys
PlotLove, Money, Intrigue
PlaceParis, France, 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.




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