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, suspenseful, surprise ending, realistic and tense films and TV shows about / with puzzle, death, murder, blood, mystery, investigation, photograph, crimes, flashback and obsession plots mostly in Mystery, Drama and Thriller genres shot in USA, Spain, Japan and other countries.
puzzle movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as puzzle: Blindspot (2015), Escape Room (2019), Secret in Their Eyes (2015), Brick (2005), MADE IN ABYSS (2017), The Puzzle (2009), Lapse (2010), The I Inside (2004), Falling Water (2016), Instinct (2018).

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: twists and turns, tense, suspense, realistic
Plot: fbi, memory loss, investigation, tattoo, crime, killings, puzzle, terrorist, strong female character, secret organization, martial arts, attack ...
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Escape Room (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Mystery, 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, intense
Plot: quest, riddles and clues, puzzle, death, teamwork, evil corporation, clue, violence, group of strangers, insecurity, student, teenage girl ...
Place: chicago illinois
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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, dramatic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: true love, love and romance, tragic love, aging, child as adult, hopes, life philosophy, impossible love, imaginary, age difference, supernatural romance, fall in love ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20s, 20th century, 30s ...
Place: new orleans, usa, manhattan new york city, atlantic ocean, paris france ...
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Crossword Mysteries: A Puzzle to Die For (2019)
Genre: Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
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, crimes, friendship, danger, police, rivalry, investigation, disorder, murder, escapades, partners against crime, ambition ...
Place: usa
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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: twists and turns, suspenseful, clever, tense, intense ...
Plot: investigation, murder, missing child, mystery, crime, haunted by the past, uncover truth, fbi, dishonesty, life is a bitch, obsession, justice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2002
Place: usa, los angeles, argentina
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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: atmospheric, serious, realistic, talky, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, neo noir, murder, investigation, mystery, drug dealing, drugs, amateur detective, corpse, deception, party, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
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Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 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, suspenseful, touching
Plot: orphan, treasure hunt, puzzle, mystery, humanoid robot, boy girl relationship, explorer, adventure, maze, cave, survival, human android relationship ...
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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, touching, sentimental, gloomy, realistic
Plot: puzzle, housekeeper, unfulfillment, rise to the top, hopes, contests and competitions, dull life, parents and children, family relations, ambition, obsession, family life ...
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: shaman, puzzle, deception, betrayal, confession, amnesia, dream, memory, delusion, guilt, infidelity, jealousy ...
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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: mind bending, psychological, suspenseful, surprise ending, atmospheric ...
Plot: memory loss, hospital, murder, memory, uncover truth, mind game, paranoia, nightmare, mystery, dishonesty, investigation, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, year 2002, 2000s
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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, captivating, tense, surreal ...
Plot: supernatural, dreams, alternate reality, puzzle, disorder, a vision, imagination, subconscious, missing child, psychological trauma, sick mother, sect ...
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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: surprise ending, captivating, intellectual, suspenseful
Plot: murder investigation, college professor, twists & turns, puzzle, circumstantial evidence, murder victim, serial killer, doubts and hesitations, writers, cia agent, playing card, police investigation ...
Place: new york
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Sankarea: Undying Love (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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: absurd, psychological, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: zombie, harem, tragedy, obsession, father daughter relationship, psychopath, puzzle, mysticism, dog, potion, temple
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Dora the Explorer (2000)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Musical
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Dora the Explorer is an American educational animated TV series created by Chris Gifford, Valerie Walsh, and Eric Weiner. Dora the Explorer became a regular series in 2000. The show is carried on the Nickelodeon cable television network, including ...
Style: humorous, entertaining, semi serious
Audience: kids, preschoolers
Plot: adventure, friendship, explorer, pets, young heroes, friends, adventurer, best friends, little girl, imaginary, girl heroine, monkey ...
Place: latin america
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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: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: adventure, mayor, ancient mystery, steampunk, underground, escapades, save the day, race against time, isolation, danger, uncover truth, chases and races ...
Time: future
Place: mine
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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, suspense, twist ending, twists and turns, exciting
Plot: female protagonist, murder investigation, partners, female detective, female reporter, plot twist, romancing partners, puzzle, uncover truth, adventure, riddles and clues, investigation
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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: suspense, suspenseful, scary, brutal
Plot: quest, escape, friends, survival, danger, death, violence, puzzle, trapped, game of death, female nudity, birthday ...
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The Secret in Their Eyes (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A retired legal counselor writes a novel hoping to find closure for one of his past unresolved homicide cases and for his unreciprocated love with his superior - both of which still haunt him decades later.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Plot: investigation, murder, rape, secret, investigator, lawyer, justice, crime, evidence, letter, haunted by the past, judge ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 70s, year 1974, 2000s
Place: argentina, latin america, harvard university, buenos aires argentina
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Zodiac (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 157 min.
Story: The true story of the investigation of the "Zodiac Killer", a serial killer who terrified the San Francisco Bay Area, taunting police with his ciphers and letters. The case becomes an obsession for four men as their lives and careers are ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, atmospheric, stylized, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, crime, uncover truth, victim, journalist, paranoia, investigation, mystery, code, crimes, mind game ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 70s, 60s, year 1979 ...
Place: california, san francisco, usa, oakland california
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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, private investigator, villain, disappearance, theft, case, adventure, mystery, puzzle, secretary, kidnapping, investigation ...
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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, enigmatic, surreal, suspense, non-linear ...
Plot: love triangle, disfigurement, mystery, virtual reality, nightmare, jealousy, love, hallucinations, disfigured face, obsession, mind game, hopes ...
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, ancient, puzzle
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: exciting, tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, rock, amnesia, chases and races, protagonist as suspect, who done it, mystery, law enforcement, best friends, in the woods, crimes, riddles and clues ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Pieces (1982)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A frustrated Boston detective searches for the maniac responsible for mutilating a number of university coeds.
Style: disturbing, rough, scary, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: murder, serial killer, university, mystery killer, slasher, psychopath, danger, perversity, killer, stalking, chainsaw, college ...
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, bleak, suspenseful, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: murder, false accusation, courtroom drama, police, crimes, legal action, crime, life is a bitch, who done it, legal investigation, riddles and clues, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 80s
Place: france, europe, boston
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Lazare (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A team of French-Brazilian actors goes to Bucharest in Romania to shoot a film at a lower cost. But the Romanian technical team secretly shoot their own film.
Style: avant garde
Plot: surrealism, torture, photograph, male female relationship, lgbt, brazilian, young people, drug abuse, filmmaker, dance, star, existentialism ...
Place: romania
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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.
Plot: murder, computer, justice, courtroom, teenager, secretary, suit and tie, sailor uniform, girl wearing a miniskirt, short skirt, japanese girl, liar ...
Place: japan
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Electric Dreams (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Miles buys himself a state-of-the-art computer that starts expressing thoughts and emotions after a having champagne spilled down on him. Things start getting out of hand when both Miles and Edgar, how the computer calls himself, fall in love with ...
Style: offbeat, feel good, humorous, semi serious, romantic ...
Plot: love triangle, computer, architect, cello, romance, disorder, couples, love and romance, technology gone awry, goofy hero, a.i., technophobia ...
Time: 80s
Place: virginia, usa, san francisco
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Fine, Totally Fine (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Two listless brothers fall for the same girl.
Style: touching, offbeat, realistic, humorous, semi serious
Plot: hospital, siblings relations, contests and competitions, family relations, goofy hero, love and romance, disorder, fall in love, haunted house, love triangle, cafe, artist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo
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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, taunting, shopkeeper, locked in a room, game of death, playing a video game, game, death of boyfriend, crying, book, blood ...
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