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Last film added: November 26, 2014. There are currently 1350 films in the database (since 1996).


    Conspiracy Films (1996-2014)

    Search returned all conspiracy/corruption movies out of 1350 total rated films.
    Conspiracy theories: Big Brother, CIA, FBI, Illuminati, NWO, UFOs, aliens, 9/11, etc.
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  1. Movie DetailsDark City (1998) 10  ConspiracyFantasyMind-blowingSci-FiWith Sex/NudityI own on DVD
    Rufus Sewell struggles to recover his memories in a nightmarish world run by telekinetic beings.
  2. Movie DetailsMulholland Drive (2001) 10  ConspiracyMind-blowingWith Sex/NudityI own on DVD
    David Lynch directs a dark Hollywood conspiracy about the psychosis of becoming someone else.
  3. Movie DetailsPi (1998) 10  ConspiracyMind-blowingSci-FiI own on DVD
    A paranoid mathematician searches for a number to unlock the universal patterns found in nature.
  4. Movie DetailsScanner Darkly, A (2006) 10  AnimationConspiracyMind-blowingSci-Fi
    Richard Linklater, Philip K. Dick, Keanu Reeves, Radiohead and interpolated rotoscoping animation. Brilliant.
  5. Movie DetailsV for Vendetta (2006) 10  ConspiracyMind-blowingSci-FiComic Book/SuperheroI own on DVD
    The Wachowski Brothers present the futuristic landscape of totalitarian Britain, starring Natalie Portman.

  6. EXCELLENT
  7. Movie DetailsBourne Ultimatum, The (2007) 9  Conspiracy
    The third installment, with Bourne as clever as ever. A satisfying and frenetically edited action-thriller.
  8. Movie DetailsCitizenfour (2014) 9  ConspiracyObscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Whistleblower Edward Snowden releases classified info about mass global surveillance by the NSA. Gripping, chilling.
  9. Movie DetailsCove, The (2009) 9  ConspiracyDocumentary/True
    Activists infiltrate a cove near Taijii, Japan to expose tragic abuses of dolphins. Thrilling investigation.
  10. Movie DetailseXistenZ (1999) 9  ConspiracyMind-blowingSci-FiI own on DVD
    Game designer Jennifer Jason Leigh creates a virtual-reality experience indistinguishable from real life.
  11. Movie DetailsInside Job (2010) 9  ConspiracyDocumentary/True
    Comprehensive analysis of the global financial crisis of 2008. Corruption in politics, regulation and academia.
  12. Movie DetailsL.A. Confidential (1997) 9  ConspiracyWith Sex/Nudity
    A film of police corruption, tabloid journalism and Hollywood sleaze, set in 1950s Los Angeles.
  13. Movie DetailsLives of Others, The (2007) 9  ConspiracyWith Sex/Nudity
    In 1984 East Berlin, a Stasi agent finds himself fascinated by individuals under his surveillance.
  14. Movie DetailsMinority Report (2002) 9  ConspiracyMind-blowingSci-Fi
    An excellent futuristic thriller with irrelevant distractions, including vomit, snot and anthropomorphic plants.
  15. Movie DetailsPaprika (2007) 9  AnimationConspiracyFantasyMind-blowingSci-FiWith Sex/Nudity
    An insane anime that blurs the separation between reality, dreams, memory, cinema and the Internet.
  16. Movie DetailsPrisoner - Complete Series Megaset, The (2006) 9  ConspiracySci-FiTV Shows
    Resigned secret agent McGoohan becomes trapped in an idyllic village. A 1967-68 TV cult classic.
  17. Movie DetailsRoom 237 (2013) 9  ConspiracyWith Sex/NudityDocumentary/True
    Explores the meaning of Kubrick's 'The Shining': Native American genocide, the Holocaust, Apollo moon landings?
  18. Movie DetailsSixth Sense, The (1999) 9  ConspiracyMind-blowing
    Bruce Willis and Haley Joel Osment star. I see dead people.
  19. Movie DetailsWatchmen (2009) 9  ConspiracyFantasySci-FiWith Sex/NudityComic Book/Superhero
    Zack Snyder successfully films Alan Moore's graphic novel about an alternate, quantum America in 1985.
  20. Movie DetailsWinter's Bone (2010) 9  Conspiracy
    Powerful noir drama about a resilient 17-year-old who tries to find her missing, drug-dealing father.

  21. VERY GOOD
  22. Movie DetailsArrival, The (1996) 8  ConspiracySci-Fi
    Astronomer Charlie Sheen discovers intelligent alien life, but the aliens are keeping a deadly secret.
  23. Movie DetailsBourne Supremacy, The (2004) 8  Conspiracy
    A sequel that tops the original. Matt Damon resumes his life as a trained assassin.
  24. Movie DetailsConstant Gardener, The (2005) 8  ConspiracyWith Sex/NudityDocumentary/True
    A story of corruption in the pharmaceutical industry and how AIDS-ravaged Africa is being exploited.
  25. Movie DetailsHole, The (2001) 8  ConspiracyHorrorWith Sex/Nudity
    British psychological thriller featuring teenagers in a bomb shelter. Stars Thora Birch and Keira Knightley.
  26. Movie DetailsHot Fuzz (2007) 8  ComedyConspiracy
    A clever, over-the-top pastiche of every buddy cop movie you've ever seen, set in London.
  27. Movie DetailsIllusionist, The (2006) 8  ConspiracyFantasy
    In 1900 Vienna, Edward Norton is Eisenheim the Illusionist. This lush production inspires supernatural reflection.
  28. Movie DetailsIn the Bedroom (2001) 8  Conspiracy
    Tragic story about a couple's only son who falls in love with a single mother.
  29. Movie DetailsInsider, The (1999) 8  ConspiracyDocumentary/True
    Based on a true story about malpractices in the tobacco industry and powerful Big Tobacco.
  30. Movie DetailsIron Man (2008) 8  ConspiracySci-FiComic Book/Superhero
    Robert Downey Jr. builds an armored suit and decides to use the technology against evil.
  31. Movie DetailsLight Bulb Conspiracy: The Untold Story of Planned Obsole... (2011) 8  ConspiracyObscure/RareDocumentary/True
    History of planned obsolescence, the hidden mechanism at the heart of our wasteful consumer society.
  32. Movie DetailsLoose Change 9/11: An American Coup (2009) 8  ConspiracyObscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Investigates the conspiracy theory that 9/11 was an inside job. An example of history repeating?
  33. Movie DetailsMonsters, Inc. (2001) 8  AnimationComedyConspiracyFantasy
    Pixar presents a bunch of scary monsters who are afraid of being contaminated by children.
  34. Movie DetailsOldboy (2005) 8  ConspiracyWith Sex/Nudity
    A man who was kidnapped and imprisoned for 15 years exacts his brutal revenge. Stunning.
  35. Movie DetailsShutter Island (2010) 8  ConspiracyHorrorMind-blowingWith Sex/Nudity
    Leonardo DiCaprio investigates a disappearance from a hospital for the criminally insane. Chilling and clever.
  36. Movie DetailsSyriana (2005) 8  ConspiracyDocumentary/True
    A thriller of corruption and power related to the oil industry, with four parallel stories.
  37. Movie DetailsWag the Dog (1997) 8  ComedyConspiracy
    Before elections, a Washington spin-doctor and a Hollywood producer join efforts to fabricate a war.
  38. Movie DetailsX-Files: The Complete Collector's Edition, The (2002) 8  ConspiracyHorrorSci-FiTV Shows
    FBI agents Mulder and Scully investigate paranormal cases and discover alien conspiracies within our government.
  39. Movie DetailsZeitgeist: The Movie (2007) 8  ConspiracyMind-blowingDocumentary/True
    Important, incendiary exploration of global societal control through religion, 9/11, foreign wars and central banks.

  40. GOOD
  41. Movie DetailsBourne Identity, The (2002) 7  Conspiracy
    In Paris, Matt Damon tries to remember his identity and why he is wanted dead.
  42. Movie DetailsBreakdown (1997) 7  Conspiracy
    Kurt Russell searches for his missing wife after his car breaks down in the desert.
  43. Movie DetailsCabin in the Woods, The (2012) 7  ConspiracyFantasyHorrorWith Sex/Nudity
    Turns the horror genre on its head, but crammed with excessive wink-wink cleverness and CGI.
  44. Movie DetailsConspiracy Theory (1997) 7  Conspiracy
    Paranoid Mel Gibson collects 'The Catcher in the Rye' books and Julia Roberts likes horsies.
  45. Movie DetailsDick (1999) 7  ComedyConspiracy
    A clever comedy about how two cheerful teenagers blew the Watergate scandal wide open.
  46. Movie DetailsEnemy of the State (1998) 7  Conspiracy
    Will Smith becomes a target after learning of a politically motivated murder. Surveillance and paranoia!
  47. Movie DetailsFrom Hell (2001) 7  ConspiracyHorrorWith Sex/NudityComic Book/SuperheroDocumentary/True
    A stylized whodunit set in Victorian Era London, starring clairvoyant police detective Johnny Depp.
  48. Movie DetailsGame, The (1997) 7  Conspiracy
    Wealthy financier Michael Douglas gets involved in a live-action game without rules. A puzzle thriller.
  49. Movie DetailsGone Baby Gone (2007) 7  Conspiracy
    Ben Affleck directs Casey Affleck in a story about a little girl's kidnapping in Boston.
  50. Movie DetailsGood Shepherd, The (2006) 7  ConspiracyWith Sex/NudityDocumentary/True
    The early history of the CIA, viewed through a fictional man's life. Serious and tedious.
  51. Movie DetailsHunger Games, The (2012) 7  ConspiracySci-Fi
    Jennifer Lawrence's soulfulness carries this televised survival competition in which teenagers fight to the death.
  52. Movie DetailsHunger Games: Catching Fire, The (2013) 7  ConspiracySci-Fi
    Jena Malone helps Jennifer Lawrence carry the sequel about rebellion following the 74th Hunger Games.
  53. Movie DetailsIsland, The (2005) 7  ConspiracySci-Fi
    It's Logan's Run utopia meets Philip K. Dick paranoia, starring Ewan McGregor and Scarlett Johansson.
  54. Movie DetailsLunopolis (2009) 7  ConspiracyMind-blowingObscure/RareSci-Fi
    Pseudo-documentary about aliens on the moon and a secret Scientology-like group. A fun, riveting conspiracy.
  55. Movie DetailsMetropia (2010) 7  AnimationConspiracyObscure/RareSci-FiWith Sex/Nudity
    Bleak dystopian future of Europe with a fascinating, photomontage animation style. An unsettling Orwellian plot.
  56. Movie DetailsNegotiator, The (1998) 7  Conspiracy
    Police negotiator Samuel L. Jackson has been framed. Can negotiator Kevin Spacey save his life?
  57. Movie DetailsPrisoner, The (2009) 7  ConspiracyObscure/RareTV Shows
    AMC miniseries based on the classic 1960s TV show. Interesting but muddled. Caviezel lacks personality.
  58. Movie DetailsSalt (2010) 7  Conspiracy
    Insanely violent and illogical. CIA agent/Russian spy Angelina Jolie is an unstoppable killing machine.
  59. Movie DetailsSherlock Holmes (2009) 7  Conspiracy
    Ritchie's overwrought, violent CGI explosion. Quick-witted Downey is great, but why is Holmes constantly fighting?
  60. Movie DetailsSunshine (1999) 7  ConspiracyWith Sex/Nudity
    Follows the fate of a Hungarian Jewish family through three generations in the 20th century.
  61. Movie DetailsThird Contact (2012) 7  ConspiracyMind-blowingObscure/RareSci-FiWith Sex/Nudity
    Psychological thriller explores madness, depression, quantum suicide and immortality. It's a dark, puzzling poem.
  62. Movie DetailsX-Files: Fight the Future, The (1998) 7  ConspiracyHorrorSci-FiTV Shows
    David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson must fight the government in a conspiracy about alien colonization.
  63. Movie DetailsX-Men (2000) 7  ConspiracyFantasySci-FiComic Book/Superhero
    The superheroes from a private academy for mutants must oppose a powerful mutant terrorist organization.
  64. Movie DetailsX2: X-Men United (2003) 7  ConspiracyFantasySci-FiComic Book/Superhero
    Mutants continue to struggle against fearful human society and are attacked by military forces.

  65. FAIR
  66. Movie DetailsAbsolute Power (1997) 6  Conspiracy
    Career thief Clint Eastwood witnesses a horrific crime involving ruthless U.S. President Gene Hackman.
  67. Movie DetailsArlington Road (1999) 6  Conspiracy
    Widowed professor Jeff Bridges begins to suspect that his neighbor Tim Robbins is a terrorist.
  68. Movie DetailsCop Land (1997) 6  Conspiracy
    Sheriff Sylvester Stallone uncovers a massive, deadly conspiracy. Will he cross the crooked cops?
  69. Movie DetailsErin Brockovich (2000) 6  ConspiracyDocumentary/True
    Single mother Julia Roberts becomes a legal assistant and brings down a toxic power company.
  70. Movie DetailsForgotten, The (2004) 6  ConspiracyHorrorSci-Fi
    Julianne Moore is told that her nine-year-old son never existed. Who is fabricating reality?
  71. Movie DetailsIn Time (2011) 6  ConspiracySci-Fi
    Promising concept plays like a contrived mishmash of Logan's Run, Robin Hood, Bonnie and Clyde.
  72. Movie DetailsIndependence Day (1996) 6  ConspiracySci-Fi
    Gigantic spaceships piloted by a mysterious alien species approach Earth. Then the White House explodes.
  73. Movie DetailsInternational, The (2009) 6  Conspiracy
    Worth watching for the Guggenheim Museum shootout, but this globetrotting thriller is fairly unremarkable.
  74. Movie DetailsMission: Impossible II (2000) 6  Conspiracy
    Secret agent Tom Cruise seeks a German-manufactured virus before it falls into the wrong hands.
  75. Movie DetailsNinth Gate, The (1999) 6  ConspiracyHorrorWith Sex/Nudity
    Rare book dealer Johnny Depp seeks out the last two copies of a demon text.
  76. Movie DetailsOnce Upon a Time in Mexico (2003) 6  Conspiracy
    The finale of Robert Rodriguez's Mariachi trilogy. Johnny Depp redeems this overstuffed spaghetti Western.
  77. Movie DetailsPeacemaker, The (1997) 6  Conspiracy
    George Clooney and Nicole Kidman investigate a nuclear explosion in Russia, unraveling a terrorist conspiracy.
  78. Movie DetailsSouthland Tales (2007) 6  ComedyConspiracyFantasyMusical/MusicSci-Fi
    Richard Kelly's dystopian, genre-defying mess of destruction and pop-culture doom. Bad actors cast on purpose?
  79. Movie DetailsSuper Troopers (2001) 6  ComedyConspiracyWith Sex/Nudity
    You must have eaten, like, a hundred bucks worth of pot. Am I saying meow?
  80. Movie DetailsVeronica Guerin (2003) 6  ConspiracyDocumentary/True
    Irish journalist Cate Blanchett is murdered by drug dealers she exposed in her newspaper articles.

  81. ADEQUATE
  82. Movie DetailsMurder at 1600 (1997) 5  Conspiracy
    Washington homicide cop Wesley Snipes and agent Diane Lane investigate murder inside the White House.
  83. Movie DetailsNational Treasure (2004) 5  ComedyConspiracy
    Diane Heidkrueger has been able to capture my attention since her mid-1990s modeling days.
  84. Movie DetailsResident Evil (2002) 5  ConspiracyHorrorSci-FiWith Sex/Nudity
    That scene where Milla Jovovich kicks the crap out of undead Dobermans is pretty cool.
  85. Movie DetailsResident Evil: Apocalypse (2004) 5  ConspiracyHorrorSci-FiWith Sex/Nudity
    Skinny white chicks with guns brazenly kick zombie ass while trying to escape Raccoon City.
  86. Movie DetailsSpeed Racer (2008) 5  AnimationConspiracySport
    A hyperfrenetic explosion of sound and color in the form of Car-Fu. It's marginally watchable.
  87. Movie DetailsSurveillance (2009) 5  Conspiracy
    A crude, unsettling thriller by Jennifer Lynch. It's a disappointment, but Bill Pullman is great.
  88. Movie DetailsTransformers: Dark of the Moon (2011) 5  ConspiracySci-FiComic Book/Superhero
    Unrelenting sound and fury. I appreciated the alternate Apollo and Chernobyl histories. But it's vapid.
  89. Movie DetailsZoolander (2001) 5  ComedyConspiracy
    Ben Stiller wonders if there's more to life than being really, really, ridiculously good looking.

  90. FROM BAD TO WORSE
  91. Movie DetailsJosie and the Pussycats (2001) CRAP  ComedyConspiracyMusical/Music
    Rachael Leigh Cook, Tara Reid and Rosario Dawson star in this annoying pop-music satire.


  92. Statistical ratings distribution of these 85 films (6.3% of total rated films):
    With enough films included, it usually approximates a bell curve with a mean near 6.5...
    (especially when considering that CRAP is 0-4 combined).
    Average rating for these 85 films: 7.3.

    10:5.9%

    9:16.5%

    8:21.2%

    7:28.2%

    6:17.6%

    5:9.4%

    CRAP:1.2%



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