Mysterious character movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant mysterious character movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, interesting, suspenseful, intense, twists and turns and suspense films and TV shows about / with mysterious character, storytelling, dialogue, death, mentor, catastrophe, murder, vengeance, twists & turns and revenge plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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mysterious character movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as mysterious character: Stoker (2013), Pretty Little Liars (2010), The Others (2001), Another (2012), The Best Offer (2013), Person of Interest (2011), The Machinist (2004), Meet Joe Black (1998), V for Vendetta (2005), Kyle XY (2006).

List of mysterious character movies

 6.8
 102K
Stoker (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After India's father dies, her Uncle Charlie, who she never knew existed, comes to live with her and her unstable mother. She comes to suspect this mysterious, charming man has ulterior motives and becomes increasingly infatuated with him.
Style: psychological, bleak, gothic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: mysterious character, family relations, antisocial behavior, under the surface, masturbation, family problems, danger, parents and children, funeral, estate, youth, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, connecticut, pennsylvania
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Pretty Little Liars (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Based on the Pretty Little Liars series of young adult novels by Sara Shepard, the series follows the lives of four girls — Spencer, Hanna, Aria, and Emily — whose clique falls apart after the disappearance of their queen bee, Alison. One year ...
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, realistic
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama, family outing
Plot: friendship, blackmail, threat, best friends, friends, high school, popularity, youth, high school life, haunted by the past, disappearance, gossip and rumors ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, usa
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 7.6
 331K
The Others (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, USA, France, Italy, UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Grace is a religious woman who lives in an old house kept dark because her two children, Anne and Nicholas, have a rare sensitivity to light. When the family begins to suspect the house is haunted, Grace fights to protect her children at any cost in ...
Style: surprise ending, scary, twist ending, atmospheric, suspense ...
Plot: haunted house, afterlife, ghost, mysterious character, psychic, supernatural, uncover truth, parallel world, single parent, supernatural ability, isolation, losing-it hero ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: europe, england, english channel
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 7.6
 10K
Another (2012)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 300 min.
Story: When Kouichi Sasakibara transfers to his new school, he can sense something frightening in the atmosphere of his new class, a secret none of them will talk about. At the center is the beautiful girl Mei Misaki. Kouichi is immediately drawn to her ...
Style: atmospheric, twists and turns, disturbing, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: supernatural, mysterious character, classmate, death, classmates, school, curses spells and rituals, curse, danger, teenage life, school life, accidental death ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1998
Place: japan, asia
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 7.8
 105K
The Best Offer (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Virgil Oldman is a world renowned antiques expert and auctioneer. An eccentric genius, he leads a solitary life, going to extreme lengths to keep his distance from the messiness of human relationships. When appointed by the beautiful but emotionally ...
Style: captivating, twist ending, psychological, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: loneliness, forgery, art theft, collector, obsession, mysterious character, painting, art collector, solitude, plot twist, deception, age difference ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 18th century
Place: italy, europe, prague czech republic, vienna, prague
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Person of Interest (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Person of Interest follows former CIA paramilitary operative, John Reese, who is presumed dead and teams up with reclusive billionaire Finch to prevent violent crimes in New York City by initiating their own type of justice. With the special ...
Style: captivating, exciting, serious, clever, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: surveillance, artificial intelligence, partners against crime, hacker, hi-tech, computer system, computer genius, crimes, mysterious character, fighting crime, privacy invasion, unconventional method ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
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 7.7
 351K
The Machinist (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain, France, UK, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The Machinist is the story of Trevor Reznik, a lathe-operator who is dying of insomnia. In a machine shop, occupational hazards are bad enough under normal circumstances; yet for Trevor the risks are compounded by fatigue. Trevor has lost the ...
Style: psychological, mind bending, bleak, twist ending, surprise ending ...
Plot: insomnia, mysterious character, uncover truth, losing-it hero, obsession, life is a bitch, insanity, paranoia, torment, neo noir, layoff, hit and run ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, united states, los angeles
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 7.2
 211K
Meet Joe Black (1998)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: When the grim reaper comes to collect the soul of megamogul Bill Parrish, he arrives with a proposition: Host him for a "vacation" among the living in trade for a few more days of existence. Parrish agrees, and using the pseudonym Joe ...
Style: touching, philosophical, sentimental, romantic, emotional ...
Audience: date night, family outing, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, supernatural romance, dealing with death, mysterious character, afterlife, family relations, millionaire, life & death, love at first sight, supernatural, mentor, impossible love ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 8.2
 1.0M
V for Vendetta (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 132 min.
Story: In a world in which Great Britain has become a fascist state, a masked vigilante known only as 'V' conducts guerrilla warfare against the oppressive British government. When 'V' rescues a young woman from the secret police, he ...
Style: captivating, futuristic, stylized, intense, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: fighting the system, revolution, vengeance, freedom, future dystopia, rebellion, anti hero, distopia, society, vigilantism, life is a bitch, anti heroes ...
Time: future, 2020s
Place: england, london, europe, britain, big ben london
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 7.5
 28K
Kyle XY (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A suburban family that takes in a mysterious teen naive to the world around him. As Kyle begins to show signs of brilliance, solving the mystery of his origin and potential abilities becomes the family's mission.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, tense, exciting, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural ability, teenage life, self discovery, experiment, mysterious character, teenage love, genius, teaching the ways of the world, supernatural, foster child, cloning, fish out of water ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa, washington d.c., seattle washington
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 6.8
 245K
Unknown (2011)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, France, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: An American biologist attending a conference in Berlin awakens from a coma after a car accident, only to discover that someone has taken his identity and that no one, not even his wife, believes him. With the help of an illegal immigrant and a ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, twist ending, mind bending, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: memory loss, conspiracy, uncover truth, chase, investigation, mysterious character, manipulations, mystery, danger, life turned upside down, hidden identity, coma ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2011, 2010s
Place: germany, berlin germany
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Lucky Number Slevin (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Slevin is mistakenly put in the middle of a personal war between the city’s biggest criminal bosses. Under constant watch, Slevin must try not to get killed by an infamous assassin and come up with an idea of how to get out of his current dilemma. ...
Style: surprise ending, clever, suspenseful, twists and turns, tricky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mistaken identity, master criminal, neo noir, manipulations, mysterious character, crime, disorder, twists & turns, crimes, deception, mystery, mafia ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1979, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 6.3
 33K
13 Sins (2014)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A bright but meek salesman, drowning in debt as he's about to get married, receives a mysterious phone call informing him that he's on a hidden camera game show where he must execute 13 tasks to receive a multi-million dollar cash prize.
Style: psychological, serious, twist ending, scary, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manipulations, mysterious character, greed, graphic violence, mind game, on the run, manipulation, game, serial killer, unsupportive parent, plot twist, money ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, usa
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 7.4
 173K
K-PAX (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Prot is a patient at a mental hospital who claims to be from a far away Planet. His psychiatrist tries to help him, only to begin to doubt his own explanations.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, surprise ending, touching, serious ...
Plot: mysterious character, benign alien, patient, psychiatrist, alien, mental institution, odd, research, insanity, hypnosis, crazy, planet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 80s, future ...
Place: usa, new york, albuquerque new mexico, iceland, grand central station manhattan new york city ...
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The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK, France, Canada
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A traveling theater company gives its audience much more than they were expecting.
Style: surreal, stylized, semi serious, humorous, atmospheric ...
Plot: imaginary kingdom, mysterious character, imagination, deal with the devil, immortality, journey, imaginary, curses spells and rituals, haunted by the past, mystery, protective parent, magic ...
Place: london
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 6.2
 128K
Devil (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A group of people trapped in a elevator realizes that the devil is among them.
Style: suspenseful, surprise ending, scary, psychological, serious ...
Plot: devil, elevator, mystery, mysterious character, supernatural, trapped in an elevator, twists & turns, danger, sin, captivity, police investigation, stranded ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: philadelphia, usa
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 7.0
 477K
Oblivion (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Jack Harper is one of the last few drone repairmen stationed on Earth. Part of a massive operation to extract vital resources after decades of war with a terrifying threat known as the Scavs, Jack’s mission is nearly complete. His existence is ...
Style: twists and turns, futuristic, mind bending, cerebral, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, post apocalypse, apocalypse, dystopic future, space and aliens, resistance, mysterious character, vestiges of humanity, catastrophe, danger, disorder, alien encounter ...
Time: future
Place: new york, empire state building manhattan new york city, pentagon, washington d.c.
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 6.7
 89K
The Guest (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A soldier introduces himself to the Peterson family, claiming to be a friend of their son who died in action. After the young man is welcomed into their home, a series of accidental deaths seem to be connected to his presence.
Style: tense, suspenseful, exciting, captivating, serious ...
Plot: danger, soldier, mysterious character, ex soldier, family relations, family in danger, dishonesty, murder, family problems, grief, killing spree, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, quarry, 80s
Place: usa, new mexico
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The Booth at the End (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: A mysterious man sits in the booth at the end who people make a deal with to get what they want. They do the task or they don't - that is up to them, but there are no rule changes.
Style: psychological, captivating, mind bending, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: mysterious character, changing lives, wish come true, moral dilemma, human nature, deal, doubts and hesitations, mission, death, choice, outside help, desire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 7.1
 58K
Fright Night (1985)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Nobody believes teenager Charley Brewster (William Ragsdale) when he discovers that his suave new neighbor, Jerry Dandrige (Chris Sarandon), is a vampire. So when the bloodsucker starts stalking Charley, he turns to has-been actor Peter Vincent ...
Style: scary, semi serious, suspenseful, suspense, vampire comedy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, supernatural, mysterious character, werewolf, small town, transformation, youth, danger, obsessive quest, teenage life, blood, violence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
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 6.9
 187K
Orphan (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Germany, France
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A married couple with a rocky past adopt 9-year old, Esther to fill the void created by a recently-stillborn baby. However, Esther is not quite who she seems.
Style: scary, suspenseful, twist ending, psychological, serious ...
Plot: orphan, adoption, family in danger, family problems, mysterious character, deadly, parents and children, female psychopath, insanity, graphic violence, manipulation, domestic disturbance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, connecticut, estonia
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 7.5
 246K
Predestination (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Predestination chronicles the life of a Temporal Agent sent on an intricate series of time-travel journeys designed to prevent future killers from committing their crimes. Now, on his final assignment, the Agent must stop the one criminal that has ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, surprise ending, stylized, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, time paradox, time machine, time loop, changing the past or future, destiny, mysterious character, sent to the past, mission, terrorism, transsexual, special agents ...
Time: 20th century, near future, year 1963, year 1964, year 1945 ...
Place: usa, new york, cleveland ohio
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Batman: Under the Red Hood (2010)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Batman faces his ultimate challenge as the mysterious Red Hood takes Gotham City by firestorm. One part vigilante, one part criminal kingpin, Red Hood begins cleaning up Gotham with the efficiency of Batman, but without following the same ethical ...
Style: comic, serious, exciting, intense, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: superhero, mysterious character, danger, secret identity, vigilantism, crimes, vigilante, fighting crime, double life, mind game, organized crime, uninhibited rivalry ...
Place: bosnia, usa
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 7.8
 111K
Revenge (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: When Emily Thorne moves to the Hamptons, everyone wonders about the new girl, but she knows everything about them, including what they did to her family. Years ago, they took everything from her. Now, one by one, she's going to make them pay.
Style: twists and turns, captivating, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: chick flick
Plot: high society, undercover, strong female character, vengeance, haunted by the past, hidden identity, pretense, dishonesty, millionaire, enemy, scheme, righting the wronged ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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 6.0
 37K
9½ Weeks (1986)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: An erotic story about a woman, the assistant of an art gallery, who gets involved in an impersonal affair with a man. She barely knows about his life, only about the sex games they play, so the relationship begins to get complicated.
Style: sexy, erotic, sexual, psychological, romantic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: erotica, sex scene, dangerous attraction, strong sexual content, sexual relations, obsession, bdsm, sexual awakening, sexuality, mysterious character, sexual desire, destructive relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, coney island brooklyn new york city
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The English Patient (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 162 min.
Story: In the 1930s, Count Almásy is a Hungarian map maker employed by the Royal Geographical Society to chart the vast expanses of the Sahara Desert along with several other prominent explorers. As World War II unfolds, Almásy enters into a world of ...
Style: emotional, romantic, sentimental, erotic, captivating ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: world war two, tragic love, love story, expedition, mysterious character, war, stranded, love and romance, power of love, loss of loved one, adultery, destiny ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1944, year 1942 ...
Place: italy, libya, ethiopia, egypt, cairo egypt ...
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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A young boy wins a tour through the most magnificent chocolate factory in the world, led by the world's most unusual candy maker.
Style: feel good, colourful, fairy tale, surreal, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: children, imaginary, fantasy world, candy, social differences, chocolate, family, contests and competitions, adventure, childhood, family relations, society ...
Place: germany, england, denver colorado, bavaria, new york ...
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Peaceful Warrior (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A chance encounter with a stranger changes the life of a college gymnast.
Style: philosophical, inspirational, sincere, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: self discovery, teaching the ways of the world, athlete and trainer, human spirit, mentor, enlightenment, coach, wise man, gymnastics, wisdom of life, philosophy, rehabilitation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, new jersey
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Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
Genre: Western
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: This classic western masterpiece is an epic film about a widow whose land and life are in danger as the railroad is getting closer and closer to taking them over. A mysterious harmonica player joins forces with a desperado to protect the woman and ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, clever, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, cowboy, mysterious character, vengeance, gunfight, duel, tragic hero, death, harmonica, villain, warrior, massacre ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, yuma arizona, arizona
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 5.9
 36K
After.Life (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Following a terrible car crash, a woman (Christina Ricci) awakes to find an enigmatic mortician (Liam Neeson) preparing her for burial.
Style: mind bending, bleak, twist ending, psychological, offbeat ...
Plot: afterlife, life & death, mysterious character, couple relations, danger, dealing with death, supernatural, mystery, talking to the dead, death, mentor, psychology ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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