Best Conspiracy Movies

  • Shooter

    Shooter (R, 2007)

    Mark Wahlberg, Michael Peña, Danny Glover, Kate Mara, Elias Koteas
    A top Marine sniper who previously abandoned the military after a routine mission gave way to traged... read morey is double-crossed by the government after reluctantly being pressured back into service in Training Day director Antoine Fuqua's adaptation of Stephen Hunter's novel Point of Impact. There was a time when Bob Lee Swagger (Mark Wahlberg) was the best trigger-man in the military, but after growing disillusioned with the system, he disappeared without a trace. When high-profile government officials locate him at his remote mountain retreat following an extensive search, Swagger is coerced back into service in order to stop a determined assassin from taking out the President of the United States. In the process of carrying out his mission, however, Swagger suddenly realizes that he has been betrayed when he becomes the subject of a nationwide manhunt. Now wounded and desperate to reveal the culprits behind the conspiracy before it's too late, Swagger sets into motion a revenge plan that will send shock waves rippling to some of the most powerful and corrupt leaders in the free world. Danny Glover, Rhona Mitra, and Ned Beatty co-star in this conspiracy-driven action thriller that asks what it truly means to serve one's country. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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      fb1041649400: Well made if not unpredictable conspiracy flick. Kind of JFK meets A Few Good Men meets 51st State. A little graphic in places bu
      Reviewed 5 months days ago
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      fb671086356: Good action, good acting, good conspiracy story. Good movie.
      Reviewed 15 months days ago
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      fb1128323162: . Slows down way too much in the middle. The 'everyone in the government is part of a huge conspiracy' angle is lame.
      Reviewed 10 months days ago
  • The International

    The International (R, 2009)

    Clive Owen, Naomi Watts, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Brian F. O'Byrne
    Clive Owen and Naomi Watts star in Run Lola Run director Tom Tykwer's action thriller concerning an ... read moreambitious Interpol agent who targets corruption at the top levels of the world's largest banking institutions. The world's most powerful banks have become hopelessly corrupt, prompting Interpol agent Louis Salinger (Owen) and Manhattan assistant district attorney Eleanor Whitman (Watts) to follow a dangerous money trail from Berlin to Milan to New York and Istanbul. But as determined as Agent Salinger and ADA Whitman are to ensure that justice is served, their targets are equally determined to ensure that war and terror continue to propagate so the powers that be can continue to profit. John Woo, Terence Chang, and Jeff Lurie executive produced the film, which was penned by emerging screenwriter Eric Warren Singer. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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      fb656518464: Minus its few plot holes, this caper is a taut, suspenseful yarn reminiscent of 90s conspiracy thrillers with great action pieces (particularly the fantastic gunfight at the Guggenheim
      Reviewed 3 years days ago
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      fb1816852162: . Even better when he has a conspiracy to unravel involving corrupt bankers. While the movie takes a very long time to let the a
      Reviewed 4 years days ago
    • Dracula787
      Dracula787: vestigation brings them to Berlin, Milan, New York, and even Turkey; all the while they encounter a conspiracy of massive proportions.

      One of the biggest complaints about St
      Reviewed 4 years days ago
  • State of Play

    State of Play (PG-13, 2009)

    Russell Crowe, Ben Affleck, Rachel McAdams, Helen Mirren, Robin Wright
    Handsome, unflappable U.S. Congressman Stephen Collins is the future of his political party--an hono... read morerable appointee who serves as the chairman of a committee overseeing defense spending. All eyes are upon the rising star to be his party's contender for the upcoming presidential race. Until his research assistant/mistress is brutally murdered and buried secrets come tumbling out. D.C. reporter Cal McCaffrey has the dubious fortune of both an old friendship with Collins and a ruthless editor, Cameron, who has assigned him to investigate the murder. As he and partner Della try to uncover the killer's identity, McCaffrey steps into a cover-up that threatens to shake the nation's power structures. And, in a town of spin-doctors and wealthy politicos, he will discover one truth: when billions are at stake, no one's integrity, love or life is ever safe.
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      barriequinn1: . So despite that, this is a very enjoyable conspiracy thriller. I'm not a great fan of Ben Afleck, but he puts on a good performance, as does R
      Reviewed 12 months days ago
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      fb1473173578: Government conspiracy's a little overdone, but not bad...
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
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      fb612261811: A satisfactory conspiracy piece reflecting on private sector interests in security services and the role of newspap
      Reviewed 3 years days ago
  • JFK

    JFK (R, 1991)

    Kevin Costner, Sissy Spacek, Joe Pesci, Tommy Lee Jones, Gary Oldman
    The November 22, 1963, assassination of U.S. President John F. Kennedy shocked the nation and the wo... read morerld. The brisk investigation of that murder conducted under the guidance of Supreme Court Justice Earl Warren distressed many observers, even though subsequent careful investigations have been unable to find much fault with the conclusions his commission drew, the central one of which was that the assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald, acted alone. Instead of satisfying the public, one result of the Warren Commission Report was that an unimaginable number of plausible conspiracy theories were bruited about, and these have supported a sizeable publishing mini-industry ever since. In making this movie, director Oliver Stone had his pick of supposed or real investigative flaws to draw from and has constructed what some reviewers felt was one of the most compelling (and controversial) political detective thrillers ever to emerge from American cinema. Long before filming was completed, Stone was fending off heated accusations of artistic and historical irresponsibility, and these only intensified after the film was released. In the story, New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison (Kevin Costner) is convinced that there are some big flaws in the investigation of Oswald (Gary Oldman), and he sets out to recreate the events leading up to the assassination. Along the way, he stumbles across evidence that a great many people had reason to want to see the president killed, and he is convinced that some of them worked in concert to frame Oswald as the killer. Among the suspects are Lyndon Baines Johnson (the next president), the CIA, J. Edgar Hoover, and the Mafia. Over the course of gathering what he believes to be evidence of a conspiracy, Garrison unveils some of the grittier aspects of New Orleans society, focusing on the shady activities of local businessman Clay Shaw (Tommy Lee Jones). Garrison's investigations culminate in his conducting a show trial that he knows he will lose and which he is sure will ruin his career in order to get his evidence into the public record where it can't be buried again. This movie won two of the many Academy Awards for which it was nominated: one for Best Photography (Robert Richardson) and the other for Editing (Joe Hutshing). ~ Clarke Fountain, Rovi
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      fb100000570202513: ination that still confuse and arouse people to this day, including the possibility of a government conspiracy, a second shooter, or that it was a government job. It leaves us with questions unanswer
      Reviewed 52 days days ago
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      fb1526363679: JFK is the greatest conspiracy film I have ever seen and does not give us the truth of the assassination, but a incredib
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
    • MrMarakai
      MrMarakai: eans District Attorney Jim Garrison (Kevin Costner) decides to investigate and uncovers a dangerous conspiracy that may involve more than he could ever have imagined.
      Oliver Stone has done his homewo
      Reviewed 18 months days ago
  • Green Zone

    Green Zone (R, 2010)

    Matt Damon, Greg Kinnear, Brendan Gleeson, Amy Ryan, Khalid Abdalla
    United 93 director Paul Greengrass explores the aftermath of the Iraq invasion in this feature adapt... read moreation of author Rajiv Chandrasekaran's literary exposé Imperial Life in the Emerald City: Inside Iraq's Green Zone. A onetime Baghdad bureau chief of the Washington Post, Chandrasekaran was present as American forces attempted to set up a provisional government on the grounds surrounding former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein's opulent palace. The resulting governing body, according to critics, existed in a bubble so far-removed from the grim realities of the Iraq War that it failed to properly assess the needs of the people. In this fictional thriller set during the U.S.-led occupation of Baghdad, director Greengrass and screenwriter Brian Helgeland use Chandrasekaran's journalistic account as the foundation for the story of an officer who joins forces with a senior CIA officer to unearth evidence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.Chief Warrant Officer Roy Miller (Matt Damon) is certain that Hussein has been stockpiling WMDs in the Iraqi desert, but in their race from one empty site to the next, they soon stumble across evidence of an elaborate cover up. As a result, Miller realizes that operatives on both sides of the conflict are attempting to spin the story in their favor. Now, as Miller searches for answers made ever more elusive by covert and faulty intelligence, the truth becomes the most valuable weapon of all. Will those answers prove pivotal in clearing a rogue regime, or escalate the war in a region that grows increasingly unstable with each passing day? Amy Ryan co-stars as the New York Times foreign correspondent who travels to Iraq investigating the U.S. government's allegations about weapons of mass destruction, with Greg Kinnear appearing in the role of an additional CIA officer, and Antoni Corone essaying the role of a colonel. Brendan Gleeson rounds out the main cast for this Universal Pictures production. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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      fb612477476: Matt Damon uncovers a conspiracy within our own American government. {gasp} He then takes it upon himself to go rogue and
      Reviewed 3 years days ago
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      fb723395272: Early OIF conspiracy theory flick. The overall conspiracy was one man and very thin.
      Reviewed 4 years days ago
    • beanhardinge
      beanhardinge: asbolutely quality war conspiracy film about Iraq - a more up-to-date war film with some great conspiracies and turns - tho
      Reviewed 3 years days ago
  • Valkyrie

    Valkyrie (PG-13, 2008)

    Tom Cruise, Kenneth Branagh, Bill Nighy, Tom Wilkinson, Carice van Houten
    At the absolute height of World War II, German generals hatch a daring plan to assassinate Adolf Hit... read moreler and effectively render the German war machine impotent. Directed by Bryan Singer, Valkyrie stars Tom Cruise as Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg, the real-life mastermind behind the elaborate plot known as Project Valkyrie: a plan to assassinate Hitler and overthrow his government from the inside. Stauffenberg has been a loyal soldier and an asset to the Reich for his entire military career, but after losing an eye, a hand, and three fingers in an Allied bombing, he reaches a breaking point. The destructive madness that his country is unleashing on the world has become too terrible for the colonel to stand silent. He joins the resistance movement -- a treasonous act, punishable by death -- and risks his life and the life of his family for the chance to change history. Comprised of high-ranking officials working in secret, the German Resistance has access to the inner workings of the government and military, putting them in the perfect position to dispatch the dictator and then use his own official contingency plan to seize power -- before the army, the S.S., and loyal party members can put someone just as diabolical in the Führer's place. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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      elstew9: Admittedly, I'm not the greatest fan of Tom Cruise movies, but any wartime conspiracy film is a "must watch" for me. Plenty of good drama, intrigue, and on-the-edge-of-the-sea
      Reviewed 23 days days ago
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      fb20704197: . And it's a well-made movie, it's a nice conspiracy-theory mainstream movie. We haven't had one in a while.
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
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      fb526489821: . Organizing a conspiracy meant risking not only your life, but the life of everyone even remotely associated with
      Reviewed 17 months days ago
  • Edge of Darkness

    Edge of Darkness (R, 2010)

    Mel Gibson, Danny Huston, Ray Winstone, Bojana Novakovic, Shawn Roberts
    Casino Royale's Martin Campbell returns to familiar territory with this adaptation of his own 1985 B... read moreBC miniseries -- a mystery starring Mel Gibson as a detective looking into his political-activist daughter's death and uncovering layers of governmental conspiracies in the process. William Monahan (The Departed) provides the screenplay for the GK Films production, co-starring Ray Winstone and Danny Huston. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi
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      fb745044620: A typical cop taking things into his own hands flick with a unfitting conspiracy theory and bad Boston accent wielding Gibson.
      Reviewed 8 months days ago
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      fb561096390: f his home, Craven realizes that her death is only one piece of a puzzle filled with corruption and conspiracy, and it falls to him to discover who is behind the crime. Written by Oscar-winner William
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
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      fb1052411766: Love a good conspiracy theory. At parts it was hard to understand or follow. But overall an interesting watch.
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
  • The Constant Gardener

    The Constant Gardener (R, 2005)

    Ralph Fiennes, Rachel Weisz, Danny Huston, Bill Nighy, Pete Postlethwaite
    A man discovers a deadly secret when he tries to find out who killed the woman he loves in this susp... read moreense drama based on a novel by John Le Carré. Justin Quale (Ralph Fiennes) is a low-level British diplomat who has been given a new assignment in Kenya. Justin's wife, Tessa (Rachel Weisz), is an activist with a keen interest in issues of poverty and social justice; Justin urges her to avoid getting too deeply involved in the people living in Kenya, who are constantly dogged by poverty, but she shows little interest in obeying these instructions. This isn't the only area where Tessa has disregarded her husband, who suspects that she may have had an affair - for she started spending time with a handsome doctor once they settled in Kenya. One day, Tessa disappears, and is found brutally murdered; officials believe that she was murdered by the doctor after some sort of argument. However, before long Justin becomes convinced that there was a larger scheme that led to Tessa's death, and he begins digging into areas where he's not especially welcome, given his reputation as a man willing to let the wealthy and powerful do as they will. The Constant Gardener was the first English-speaking feature from Brazilian filmmaker Fernando Meirelles, who directed the international success City of God. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
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      The Constant Gardner is a thought-provoking political/conspiracy-thriller that hits the right notes and becomes more and more involving as it goes along.
      Reviewed 3 years days ago
    • wang90
      wang90: behind his wife's death, just to find out that it was just a scheme to cover a high-end-classified conspiracy. heart-pacing until the end.
      Reviewed 6 years days ago