Puzzle movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant puzzle movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspense, serious, surprise ending, suspenseful, enigmatic and tense films and TV shows about / with puzzle, murder, death, blood, mystery, dialogue, storytelling, catastrophe, plot twist and flashback plots mostly in Mystery, Thriller and Drama genres shot in USA, France, Spain and other countries.
puzzle movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as puzzle: Blindspot (2015), Secret in Their Eyes (2015), MADE IN ABYSS (2017), Brick (2005), Falling Water (2016), Instinct (2018), The Puzzle (2009), Lapse (2010), The I Inside (2004), Vanilla Sky (2001).

List of puzzle movies

Blindspot (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: A vast international plot explodes when a beautiful Jane Doe is discovered naked in Times Square, completely covered in mysterious, intricate tattoos with no memory of who she is or how she got there. But there's one tattoo that is impossible ...
Style: tense, twists and turns, suspense, realistic
Plot: fbi, memory loss, investigation, tattoo, crime, killings, attack, martial arts, puzzle, gang, terrorist, amnesia ...
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Secret in Their Eyes (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Spain, South Korea
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A tight-knit team of FBI investigators, along with their District Attorney supervisor, is suddenly torn apart when they discover that one of their own teenage daughters has been brutally murdered.
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, tense, mysterious, intense ...
Plot: investigation, missing child, murder, crime, mystery, uncover truth, haunted by the past, fbi, injustice, dishonesty, obsession, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2002
Place: usa, los angeles, argentina
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Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The “Abyss” is the last unexplored region, an enormous and treacherous cave system filled with ancient relics and strange creatures. Only the bravest of adventurers can traverse its depths, earning them the nickname, “Cave Raiders.” Within ...
Style: enigmatic, captivating, exciting, touching, suspenseful
Plot: orphan, treasure hunt, mystery, puzzle, humanoid robot, boy girl relationship, explorer, adventure, cave, maze, human android relationship, survival
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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 166 min.
Story: Tells the story of Benjamin Button, a man who starts aging backwards with bizarre consequences.
Style: sentimental, touching, atmospheric, melancholic, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love and romance, true love, tragic love, aging, life philosophy, hopes, child as adult, imaginary, impossible love, existentialism, odd, supernatural romance ...
Time: 50s, 20s, 30s, 40s, 60s ...
Place: new orleans, usa, paris france, english channel, russia ...
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Brick (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A teenage loner pushes his way into the underworld of a high school crime ring to investigate the disappearance of his ex-girlfriend.
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, talky, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, neo noir, investigation, murder, mystery, amateur detective, drugs, drug dealing, puzzle, twists & turns, crime, cocaine ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
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Falling Water (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The story of three unrelated people, who slowly realize that they are dreaming separate parts of a single common dream.
Style: psychological, suspense, surreal, enigmatic, tense ...
Plot: supernatural, dreams, alternate reality, puzzle, disorder, a vision, missing child, imagination, subconscious, psychological trauma, fantasy world, sick mother ...
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Instinct (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Dr. Dylan Reinhart, a gifted author, university professor and former CIA operative is lured back to his old life by tenacious top NYPD Detective Lizzie Needham. Though Dylan and Lizzie initially clash, when it comes to catching killers, they make an ...
Style: captivating, surprise ending, intellectual, suspenseful
Plot: murder investigation, college professor, puzzle, twists & turns, doubts and hesitations, writers, murder victim, serial killer, circumstantial evidence, playing card, cia agent, gay protagonist ...
Place: new york
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The Puzzle (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Maria's family give her a puzzle for her 50th birthday, and she loves it. Not only does the patient housewife have fun solving the puzzle, she's also really good at them. Overflowing with enthusiasm for her new-found passion, she goes back ...
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, gloomy, touching
Plot: housekeeper, puzzle, contests and competitions, follow your dream, introspection, self discovery, midlife crisis, dull life, hopes, unfulfillment, family relations, rise to the top ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina, latin america
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Lapse (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Denmark
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Renee wakes up one morning in the middle of the desert with blood on her hands. She cannot remember why she is there, how she got there or with whom she came. Her quest to uncover forgotten events leads her on a journey of discovery where reality ...
Style: surreal, suspense, surprise ending, avant garde
Plot: puzzle, shaman, tragedy, amnesia, dream, desert, memory, guilt, jealousy, infidelity, vengeance, missing person ...
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The I Inside (2004)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Simon Cable wakes up in a hospital bed, confused and disoriented. He soon discovers from doctors that he has amnesia and is unable to remember the last two years of his life. Cable investigates what has happened to him and slowly pieces together his ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, mind bending, psychological, serious ...
Plot: hospital, murder, memory loss, doctor, paranoia, nightmare, amnesia, memory, puzzle, fear, infidelity, guilt ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, year 2002
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Ruby Herring Mysteries: Silent Witness (2019)
Genre: Mystery
Country: USA
Story: When consumer news reporter, Ruby Herring stumbles onto a murder, the intrepid redhead inadvertently discovers a knack for crime solving. With the reluctant help of a handsome detective, Ruby finds a new career covering crime.
Style: captivating, twist ending, suspense, twists and turns, exciting
Plot: female protagonist, partners, female detective, female reporter, murder investigation, plot twist, romancing partners, adventure, riddles and clues, uncover truth, puzzle, investigation
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T. Sventon, Private Investigator (1989)
Genre: Family
Country: Sweden
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Aired in December on the Swedish channel SVT as their Christmas Calender series of 1989. The Story follows private eye Ture Sventon as he solves crimes in Lingonboda, the Arabian desert, London, and Stockholm. His secretary Ms. Jansson and good ...
Plot: private detective, puzzle, secretary, kidnapping, adventure, mystery, case, disappearance, private investigator, theft, investigation, villain ...
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Vanilla Sky (2001)
Genre: Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Spain
Duration: 136 min.
Story: David Aames has it all: wealth, good looks and gorgeous women on his arm. But just as he begins falling for the warmhearted Sofia, his face is horribly disfigured in a car accident. That's just the beginning of his troubles as the lines between ...
Style: psychological, surreal, enigmatic, suspense, non-linear ...
Plot: love triangle, mystery, disfigurement, virtual reality, disfigured face, hallucinations, love, mind game, nightmare, redemption, freak accident, tragic love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 22nd century, future
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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Search for the Gods (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Two young people search for a valuable medallion, which they believe will prove that aliens from outer space visited Earth in prehistoric times.
Plot: alien, puzzle, ancient
Time: prehistoric
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Never Forget (2008)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A man (Phillips) who wakes up with amnesia also finds his supposed friend has accused him of murder.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, suspense ...
Plot: murder, rock, amnesia, crime, protagonist as suspect, in the woods, gory, false accusation, puzzle, frame up, memory loss, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Pieces (1982)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, Puerto Rico
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A frustrated Boston detective searches for the maniac responsible for mutilating a number of university coeds.
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: serial killer, university, murder, killer, perversity, stalker, chainsaw, slasher, stalking, psychopath, mystery killer, knife murder ...
Time: 80s
Place: boston, usa
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Physical Evidence (1989)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A police officer suspended and now accused of murder is forced to join forces with his court-appointed attorney to assemble the pieces of a deadly puzzle to find the missing link before time runs out.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: murder, police, false accusation, dedicated lawyer, crime, hotshot lawyer, suspect, lawyer, puzzle, officer, romance, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, france, boston
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City of Ember (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: For generations, the people of the City of Ember have flourished in an amazing world of glittering lights. But Ember's once powerful generator is failing and the great lamps that illuminate the city are starting to flicker. Now, two teenagers, ...
Style: exciting, serious, futuristic, light, bad ending ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: adventure, ancient mystery, mayor, underground, young heroes, steampunk, family, puzzle, save the day, chases and races, scientist, danger ...
Time: future
Place: mine
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10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After getting in a car accident, a woman is held in a shelter with two men, who claim the outside world is affected by a widespread chemical attack.
Style: suspense, surprise ending, ambiguous ending, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: kidnapping, paranoia, apocalypse, captive, alien, bunker, car accident, survivalist, basement, ufo, alien invasion, survival ...
Time: 2010s
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa
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The Ninth Gate (1999)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, France, USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: An all-expenses-paid international search for a rare copy of the book, 'The Nine Gates of the Shadow Kingdom' brings an unscrupulous book dealer deep into a world of murder, double-dealing and satanic worship.
Style: gothic, suspenseful, scary, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: supernatural, curses spells and rituals, collector, devil, danger, book, occult, mystery, obsession, artifact, satanism, chase ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: europe, spain, southern france, new york, france ...
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Cube (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Seven strangers are taken out of their daily lives and placed mysteriously in a deadly cube where they all agree they must find their way out.
Style: psychological, futuristic, suspenseful, surreal, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: isolation, survival, captivity, maze, trap, death, mathematics, violence, parallel world, danger, insanity, escape ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
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71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: 71 scenes revolving around multiple Viennese residents who are by chance involved with a senseless gun slaughter on Christmas Eve.
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, disturbing, sincere ...
Plot: murder, immigrants, down on your luck, urban, misfit, society, unfulfillment, social misfits, crimes, deadly, refugees, breaking point ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: austria, lebanon, europe, bosnia, bosnia herzegovina ...
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Blind Date (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: He invents puzzles. He’s committed body and soul to his work and needs silence to be able to concentrate. She is an accomplished pianist and can’t live without music. She must prepare for a competition that could change her life. They are going ...
Plot: neighbor neighbor relationship, cooking, audition, neighbor, love, dinner, apartment, piano playing, pigeon, wall, playing piano, noise ...
Place: paris france
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Inception (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 148 min.
Story: Cobb, a skilled thief who commits corporate espionage by infiltrating the subconscious of his targets is offered a chance to regain his old life as payment for a task considered to be impossible: "inception", the implantation of another ...
Style: psychological, mind bending, suspenseful, clever, serious ...
Plot: parallel world, manipulations, haunted by the past, teamwork, perfect crime, redemption, mind control, hi-tech, imagination, virtual reality, subconscious, dreams ...
Time: 2010s, near future
Place: los angeles, paris france, sydney australia, japan
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Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Doctor Channard is sent a new patient, a girl warning of the terrible creatures that have destroyed her family, Cenobites who offer the most intense sensations of pleasure and pain. But Channard has been searching for the doorway to Hell for years, ...
Style: surreal, scary, rough, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: blood, betrayal, hell, demon, british soldier, self mutilation, seduction, pain, mattress, skin, gory, hospital ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe, tokyo
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Tomboy (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A French family with two daughters, 10-year-old Laure and 6-year-old Jeanne, moves to a new neighborhood during the summer holidays. With her tomboy ways, Laure is immediately mistaken for a boy by the local kids and passes herself off as Mickaël.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: transsexual, sexual identity, gender bending, gender, friendship, cross dressing, gender roles, puppy love, innocence lost, dishonesty, youth, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: europe, france, paris france
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Escape Room (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: South Africa, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Six strangers find themselves in circumstances beyond their control, and must use their wits to survive.
Style: mind bending, exciting, intense, suspense, surprise ending
Plot: quest, teamwork, evil corporation, insecurity, group of strangers, riddles and clues, locked room, crushed to death, violence, puzzle
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Escape Room (2017)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Four friends who partake in a popular Los Angeles escape room find themselves stuck with a demonically possessed killer. The friends have less than an hour to solve the puzzles needed to escape the room alive.
Plot: escape, death, jack in the box, chained to a wall, jump scare, antique shop, puzzle, scissors, problem solving, antique, taunting, shopkeeper ...
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Easter (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, War
Country: USA
Duration: 200 min.
Story: Easter is a five story-arc opera about the coming-of-age of juking. The first of its tales aptly deals with contemporary civil unrest with foci on the interrelationships between law enforcement in communities it serves, and corruption within the ...
Style: suspense, intense, slang
Plot: mafioso, black people, love story, amateur sleuth, face, statistics, easter bunny, elderly man, overture, rebirth, secret revealed, ridicule ...
Time: 2010s, renaissance
Place: morocco, maryland, panama, philadelphia, pennsylvania ...
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Sicilian Ghost Story (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
Country: Italy, France, Switzerland
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In a little Sicilian village at the edge of a forest, Giuseppe, a boy of 13, vanishes. Luna, his classmate who loves him, refuses to accept his mysterious disappearance. She rebels against the silence and complicity that surround her, and to find ...
Style: dark, gloomy, romantic, enigmatic, based on true events
Plot: disappearance, village, trick, puzzle, stranger, dog attack, teenage love, code, blue hair, silence, teenage protagonist, young love ...
Place: sicily
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