12 Movies Featuring Dark People Who Are Magical Manipulators

“Movies where a person manipulates and shows no empathy towards others? I am looking for films with a manipulative person with no compassion. The main antagonist, Lorne Malvo, in Fargo season 1, is a great example.”

They continued, “I want to see the dark side of human behavior. I want more everyday people who do stuff like getting revenge against somebody without them knowing who did it. Examples include spitting in somebody’s drink when they aren’t looking, puncturing tires, sending creepy letters, etc. So I am looking for that kind of stuff.”

The internet responded to deliver this list of incredible movies.

1. The Social Network (2010)

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The Social Network is a biographical drama portraying the originating of the social networking website Facebook and the resulting lawsuits. It stars Jesse Eisenberg as Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake, Armie Hammer, Tyler Winklevoss, and Max Minghella also star.

2. We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)

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We Need to Talk About Kevin is a dark psychological thriller starring Tilda Swinton as Kevin’s mother. The story is shared from her perspective as she struggles to come to terms with her sociopathic son (Ezra Miller) and the horrors he has committed. 

3. No Country for Old Men (2007)

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No Country for Old Men is a neo-Western crime thriller following a hunter in the Rio Grande who discovers a drug deal gone wrong. And the more than two million dollars in cash left behind. Set in the desert landscape of 1980 West Texas. It stars Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem, and Josh Brolin. It’s been rated by viewers as a 10/10 must-see before-you-die movie. 

4. Ex Machina (2014)

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Ex Machina is a science fiction film following a computer programmer (Domhnall Gleeson) winning a contest enabling him to spend a week at the private estate of his firm’s brilliant CEO (Oscar Isaac). He’s chosen to assess whether a humanoid robot (Alicia Vikander) is sentient. She proves to be more self-aware and deceptive than anticipated. It also stars Sonoya Mizuno. 

5. There Will Be Blood  (2007)

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There Will Be Blood is an epic period drama loosely based on Upton Sinclair’s 1927 novel Oil! It follows a silver miner turned oilman (Daniel Day-Lewis) ruthlessly seeking wealth during Southern California’s late 19th and early 20th centuries oil boom. It stars Paul Dano, Kevin J. O’Connor, Ciarán Hinds, and Dillon Freasier.

6. Se7en (1995)

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Seven is a neo-noir psychological crime thriller following two detectives partnering up to find a serial killing maniac who kills based on the seven deadly sins. It stars Brad Pitt, Morgan Freeman, Kevin Spacey, Gwyneth Paltrow, and John C. McGinley.

7. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

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The Silence of the Lambs is a psychological thriller horror film following a young FBI trainee (Jodie Foster) working with Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins), an imprisoned brilliant psychiatrist and cannibalistic serial killer. He helps her understand how to catch another serial killer, Buffalo Bill (Ted Levine). It stars Scott Glenn, Anthony Heald, and Kasi Lemmon.

8. The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)

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The Talented Mr. Ripley is a psychological thriller based on Patricia Highsmith’s 1955 novel. Set in late 1950s New York, it follows a deadbeat sent to Italy to retrieve an obnoxious millionaire womanizer. It stars Matt Damon, Jude Law, Cate Blanchett, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Philip Seymour Hoffman

9. Gone Girl (2014)

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David Fincher’s Gone Girl is a psychological thriller based on Gillian Flynn’s 2012 novel of the same name. It follows a man (Ben Affleck) who becomes the prime suspect in the sudden disappearance of his wife, Amy (Rosamund Pike), on their fifth wedding anniversary. The film also stars Neil Patrick Harris and Tyler Perry.

10. Nightcrawler (2014)

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Nightcrawler is a neo-noir psychological thriller following a con man (Jake Gyllenhaal) desperate for work. He works himself into the world of L.A. crime journalism. However, the line blurs between observer and participant to become the star of his own story.

The film demonstrates the mutualistic relationship between consumer demand and unethical journalism. It stars Rene Russo, Riz Ahmed, and Bill Paxton.

11. Thoroughbreds (2017)

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Amanda (Olivia Cooke) is a diagnosed sociopath with a moral code. Lily (Anya Taylor-Joy) is a typical but terrible person. The two have an interesting dynamic as they plot to off their stepfather.

12. Carrie (2013)

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Though there are a few remakes of this film, one thing is sure, the shy girl who was outcast by her schoolmates unleashes hell with her telekinetic powers. The movie is based on Stephen King’s 1974 novel, Carrie.

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10 Movies That Were Huge Once but Have Been Forgotten by Most People

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Some masterpieces get lost with the tides of time. But every true piece of art is timeless. It remains relevant decades later — movies like Titanic and The Sound of Music are huge testaments of this.

Though these timeless films may remain as significant as the years they were made, newer films are rolling out daily. New and more brilliant movies take the world by storm, each release inching away at older films people grew up watching. Here are 10 movie masterpieces that people have forgotten about.

Here are 10 Movies That Were Huge Once but Have Been Forgotten by Most People

12 Movies People Didn’t Expect to Like but Were Actually Really Good

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Movies have the power to surprise us in unexpected ways. Sometimes, we go into a film with low expectations, only to thoroughly enjoy it.

In this article, we’ve compiled a list of 12 movies people didn’t expect to like but were pleasantly surprised by. These movies range in genre, style, and era, but they all share one thing in common: they exceeded expectations.

Here are 12 Movies People Didn’t Expect to Like but Were Actually Really Good

15 Movies With Plot Twists You’ll Want to Watch Immediately

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Are you a fan of films that twist you, turn you, and blow you away with their insane plot twists? We got you covered. An online discussion asks, “I wanna watch a movie with a massive plot twist. Something that makes you go holy cow by the end.”

They continued, “I remember watching a movie with my ex. I don’t know the title, but it was the biggest ‘holy [Sugar-Honey-Ice-Tea] what the fridge was that?’ of my life. I needed a moment to process what even happened.” Here are the top film nominations for insane plot twists.

Here are 15 Movies With Plot Twists You’ll Want to Watch Immediately

10 Movies That Were Masterpieces Right After You Watched It but Now They’re Just Alright

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Sometimes, movies are only great for one watch.

Here are 10 movies that used to be popular but are now just meh.

Here are 10 Movies That Were Masterpieces Right After You Watched It but Now They’re Just Alright

10 Movies With the Worst/Dumbest Premises That Were Not Trying To Be Silly

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If you watch movies, you’ve inevitably stumbled across a premise so bad it distracts from the film.

With a lousy script, not even talented actors can save the story. Here are 10 films the internet says tried to cement a serious story but fell flat due to a bad premise.

Here are 10 Movies With the Worst/Dumbest Premises That Were Not Trying To Be Silly

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