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 exciting, suspense, entertaining, serious, intense and suspenseful films and TV shows about / with puzzle, danger, death, adventure, murder, destiny, dialogue, mentor, friendship and escapades plots mostly in Mystery, Drama and Thriller genres shot in USA, Japan, UK and other countries.
puzzle movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as puzzle: Blindspot (2015), Escape Room (2019), City of Ember (2008), High Seas (2019), Locke & Key (2020), MADE IN ABYSS (2017), National Treasure (2004), Escape Room (2017), The Puzzle (2010), Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995).

List of puzzle movies

Blindspot (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
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: twists and turns, tense, suspense, realistic
Plot: memory loss, strong female character, fbi, puzzle, investigation, terrorist, crime, tattoo, secret organization, killings, fbi agent, martial arts ...
Place: new york
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Escape Room (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, South Africa
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Six strangers find themselves in circumstances beyond their control, and must use their wits to survive.
Style: surprise ending, exciting, suspense, mind bending, captivating ...
Plot: puzzle, riddles and clues, survivor, death, quest, characters killed one by one, group of strangers, clue, teamwork, trapped, insecurity, code ...
Place: chicago illinois
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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, suspense, stylized, dark fantasy ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: post apocalypse, adventure, steampunk, puzzle, survival, danger, uncover truth, save the day, ancient mystery, cave, underground, mayor ...
Time: future
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High Seas (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Spain
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Two sisters discover disturbing family secrets after a string of mysterious deaths occur on a luxury ship traveling from Spain to Brazil in the 1940s.
Style: suspense, exciting, tense, captivating, feel good ...
Plot: ship, puzzle, playboy, disorder, forced sex, murder, investigation, love and romance, couples, ghost ship, sweetheart, domestic servant ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: brazil, spain, rio de janeiro
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Locke & Key (2020)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 48 min.
TV show
Story: Three siblings who move into their ancestral estate after their father's gruesome murder discover their new home's magical keys, which must be used in their stand against an evil creature who wants the keys and their powers.
Style: captivating, exciting, suspense, tense
Plot: supernatural power, magic, supernatural, key, small town, puzzle, family, siblings, good versus evil, family bonds, villainess, murder ...
Place: massachusetts
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Crossword Mysteries: A Puzzle to Die For (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
TV show
Story: A brilliant crossword puzzle editor (Chabert) finds her life turned upside-down when she is pulled into a police investigation after several of the clues in her recent puzzles are linked to unsolved crimes. Proving her innocence means leaving the ...
Style: tense, captivating, exciting, humorous, surprise ending
Audience: family outing
Plot: puzzle, partners against crime, female nudity, disorder, dishonesty, crimes, friendship, danger, rivalry, police, murder, investigation ...
Place: usa
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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: captivating, sentimental, dramatic, atmospheric, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: life philosophy, impossible love, love and romance, aging, true love, tragic love, life & death, child as adult, adult as child, existentialism, journey, fall in love ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 1920s, 1930s, 20th century ...
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana, pearl harbor, new york ...
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Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 325 min.
TV show
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: exciting, captivating, touching, suspenseful, enigmatic ...
Plot: adventure, orphan, explorer, survival, boy girl relationship, robot, friendship, humanoid robot, mystery, puzzle, tragedy, amnesia ...
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National Treasure (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Modern treasure hunters, led by archaeologist Ben Gates, search for a chest of riches rumored to have been stashed away by George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin during the Revolutionary War. The chest's whereabouts may lie ...
Style: exciting, entertaining, serious, clever, scenic ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: treasure hunt, adventure, riddles and clues, treasure, archaeologist, adventurer, treasure hunter, obsessive quest, artifact, archaeology, heroic mission, map ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1770s, 18th century, 19th century ...
Place: usa, philadelphia, new york, boston, washington d.c. ...
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Escape Room (2017)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Six friends test their intelligence in a game that takes a dark turn.
Style: scary, brutal, suspense, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: trapped, game of death, quest, room, escape, survival, violence, danger, death, puzzle, friends, most dangerous game ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: New Zealand, USA
Duration: 169 min.
Story: Bilbo Baggins, a hobbit enjoying his quiet life, is swept into an epic quest by Gandalf the Grey and thirteen dwarves who seek to reclaim their mountain home from Smaug, the dragon.
Style: epic, captivating, breathtaking, dark fantasy, scenic ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: fantasy world, imaginary kingdom, adventure, wizards, warrior, dragon, magical, adventurer, wizards and magicians, imaginary, elf, obsessive quest ...
Time: 2010s, prehistoric times, prehistory
Place: new zealand
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The Puzzle (2010)
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: touching, serious, sentimental, gloomy, realistic
Plot: puzzle, family relations, contests and competitions, rise to the top, family life, hopes, ambition, introspection, self discovery, midlife crisis, bittersweet, follow your dream ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina, latin america
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Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: New York detective John McClane is back and kicking bad-guy butt in the third installment of this action-packed series, which finds him teaming with civilian Zeus Carver to prevent the loss of innocent lives. McClane thought he'd seen it all, ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, suspense, buddy comedy, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, gunfight, bomb, explosion, lone hero, police, deception, gold, police officer, race against time, puzzle, heroes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, quebec, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
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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, avant garde, suspense, experimental, twists and turns ...
Plot: infidelity, guilt, puzzle, memory, delusion, amnesia, missing person, vengeance, confession, desert, betrayal, stranded ...
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The Adventures of Tintin (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Mystery
Country: USA, New Zealand, UK, France, Australia
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Intrepid young reporter, Tintin, and his loyal dog, Snowy, are thrust into a world of high adventure when they discover a ship carrying an explosive secret. As Tintin is drawn into a centuries-old mystery, Ivan Ivanovitch Sakharine suspects him of ...
Style: exciting, stylized, colourful, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: treasure hunt, treasure, adventure, riddles and clues, adventurer, young heroes, amateur detective, escapades, journey, reporter, ship captain, captain ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1949, 1940s ...
Place: morocco, europe, north africa
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Ruby Herring Mysteries: Silent Witness (2019)
Genre: Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
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: twists and turns, captivating, twist ending, suspense, exciting
Plot: riddles and clues, female detective, murder investigation, puzzle, female reporter, partners, female protagonist, romancing partners, uncover truth, investigation, plot twist, adventure
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The Third Murder (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Shigemori is a lawyer tasked with defending Misumi in a murder trial. Misumi has previous convictions for murder and has confessed to the crime, but evidence in the case leads to Shigemori having doubts about what really happened.
Style: captivating, twists and turns, psychological, tense, suspense
Plot: murder, lawyer, courtroom, puzzle, school, courtroom drama, secret, prison, police, witness, judge, lie ...
Place: japan, hokkaido
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Grandmother's Gold (2018)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A brother and sister embark on a journey to retrieve an inheritance from their grandmother in the wake of economic collapse and impending apocalypse.
Style: funny, captivating, feel good, not serious, humorous ...
Plot: inheritance, family relations, road trip, puzzle, estranged family member, sibling relationship, grandmother, apocalypse, heir heiress, brother sister relationship, heir, sister ...
Time: future, 2020s
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The Librarian: Quest for the Spear (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When a magical artifact is lifted from his library, a meek librarian sets out to ensure its safe return.
Style: humorous, exciting, entertaining, semi serious, light ...
Audience: family outing, teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: treasure hunt, archaeologist, heroic mission, save the world, adventure, archaeology, obsessive quest, adventurer, good versus evil, friendship, friends, university ...
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Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, Germany, Japan, UK, Hong Kong
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Lara Croft ventures to an underwater temple in search of the mythological Pandora's Box but, after securing it, it is promptly stolen by the villainous leader of a Chinese crime syndicate. Lara must recover the box before the syndicate's ...
Style: exciting, stylized, entertaining, captivating, sexy ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: archaeologist, archaeology, adventure, fantasy world, treasure hunt, sexy woman, female protagonist, kick-butt women, treasure map, heroic mission, save the world, adventurer ...
Time: 2000s
Place: hong kong, greece, africa, kenya, europe ...
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Never Forget (2008)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A man (Phillips) who wakes up with amnesia also finds his supposed friend has accused him of murder.
Style: rough, suspenseful, psychological, realistic, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, amnesia, rock, memory loss, puzzle, dishonesty, best friends, danger, crimes, life is a bitch, chases and races, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Saw II (2005)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a new murder victim is discovered with all the signs of Jigsaw's hand, Detective Eric Matthews begins a full investigation and apprehends Jigsaw with little effort. But for Jigsaw, getting caught is just another part of his plan. Eight ...
Style: twists and turns, scary, suspenseful, tense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: trap, serial killer, torture, serial murder, mind game, sadism, sadistic horror, antidote, gory, survival, psychopath, insanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
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The Last of Sheila (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A year after Sheila is killed in a hit-and-run, her multimillionaire husband invites a group of friends to spend a week on his yacht playing a scavenger hunt-style mystery game. The game turns out to be all too real and all too deadly.
Style: clever, suspenseful, tense, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: murder mystery, whodunit, yacht, murder, mind game, game, disorder, vengeance, deadly, danger, cruise, manipulation ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: southern france, south of france, mediterranean sea, california
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Sankarea: Undying Love (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Zombie-obsessed Furuya is making a potion to reanimate his dead cat when he meets Rea. She’s about as miserable as a girl can get, thanks to her creepy, domineering father. When the pain becomes too much, she tries to commit suicide with a sip of ...
Style: psychological, ecchi, suspenseful, absurd, bleak
Plot: zombie, tragedy, obsession, father daughter relationship, puzzle, harem, mysticism, temple, potion, psychopath, reanimated corpse, dog
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The Immortal Voyage of Captain Drake (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Bulgaria, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Sir Francis Drake goes on a quest to find the legendary Tree of Life, battling the Spanish Armada, sea monsters, sorceress and his bitter nemesis Captain Don Sandovate on the way.
Style: mystical, intense, stylized, suspense, tense ...
Plot: pirate, sultan, puzzle, kidnapping, queen, death, magic, pirate captain, plague, quest, atlantis, sea ...
Time: 16th century
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Sherlock Holmes (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery
Country: USA, Germany, UK, Australia
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Eccentric consulting detective, Sherlock Holmes and Doctor John Watson battle to bring down a new nemesis and unravel a deadly plot that could destroy England.
Style: captivating, clever, odd, exciting, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: riddles and clues, steampunk, private detective, intelligence, sherlock holmes, investigation, prodigy, partners, adventure, master criminal, talented, hotshot hero ...
Time: victorian era, 1890s, 19th century, victorian
Place: england, london, europe, tower bridge london, big ben london ...
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The Da Vinci Code (2006)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Malta, France, UK
Duration: 149 min.
Story: When the curator of the Louvre is found murdered in the famed museum's hallowed halls, Harvard professor, Robert Langdon and cryptographer, Sophie Neve must untangle a deadly web of deceit involving the works of Leonardo da Vinci.
Style: twists and turns, clever, mind bending, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: ancient mystery, riddles and clues, holy grail, conspiracy, adventure, uncover truth, investigation, christianity, religions or cults, secret society, secrets, who done it ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 1st century
Place: vatican, paris france, holy land, france, europe ...
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Coraline (2009)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When Coraline moves to an old house, she feels bored and neglected by her parents. She finds a hidden door with a bricked up passage. During the night, she crosses the passage and finds a parallel world where everybody has buttons instead of eyes, ...
Style: surreal, gothic, dark fantasy, dark, scary ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, horror for children
Plot: parallel world, heroine, weirdo, talking animals, monster, adventure, alternate reality, family, danger, rescue, secret place, save the day ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oregon, usa, michigan, texas
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What Lies Beneath (2000)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: When Claire Spencer starts hearing ghostly voices and seeing spooky images, she wonders if an otherworldly spirit is trying to contact her. All the while, her husband tries to reassure her by telling her it's all in her head. But as Claire ...
Style: suspense, surprise ending, suspenseful, twist ending, atmospheric ...
Plot: ghost, haunted house, woman in danger, supernatural horror, adultery, couple relations, infidelity, haunted by the past, dishonesty, danger, losing-it hero, spiritualism ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: vermont, usa, boston
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The Dragon Pearl (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Australia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When teenagers JOSH (Louis Corbett) and LING (Li Lin Jin) join their respective parents, CHRIS (Sam Neill) and Dr LI (Wang Ji) on an archaeological dig in China they encounter something trapped beneath a temple beyond their wildest imagination. A ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, exciting, humorous, offbeat ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: ancient mystery, legends and myths, adventure, heroic mission, teenage life, supernatural, child as adult, wish come true, imaginary, rivalry, danger, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china
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