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, suspenseful, interesting, clever, stylized and intense films and TV shows about / with mysterious character, dialogue, storytelling, mentor, catastrophe, death, murder, danger, mystery and twists & turns plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as mysterious character: V for Vendetta (2005), The Best Offer (2013), Lucky Number Slevin (2006), Meet Joe Black (1998), Devil (2010), Pretty Little Liars (2010), The 5th Wave (2016), Stoker (2013), The English Patient (1996), 9½ Weeks (1986).
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Lucky Number Slevin (2006)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Germany, UK, USA, Canada
110 min.
 7.8
Meet Joe Black (1998)
Drama, Fantasy, Romance
USA
178 min.
 7.2
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Every Day (2018)
Drama, Fantasy, Romance
USA
97 min.
 6.4
Gogol. A Terrible Vengeance (2018)
Adventure, Mystery, Thriller
Russia
107 min.
 5.9

List of mysterious character movies

 8.2
 918K
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: futuristic, captivating, stylized, serious, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: revolution, fighting the system, mysterious character, rebellion, vigilantism, vengeance, future dystopia, society, life is a bitch, freedom, disguise, political corruption ...
Time: future, 2020s
Place: england, london, europe, britain, big ben london
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 7.8
 90K
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: psychological, serious, captivating, atmospheric, tense ...
Plot: loneliness, forgery, mysterious character, collector, obsession, cons and scams, high society, old friend, painting, love and romance, solitude, estate ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 18th century
Place: italy, europe, prague czech republic, vienna
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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: suspenseful, clever, twists and turns, mind bending, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master criminal, crime, mysterious character, manipulations, mistaken identity, assassin, deception, missing person, crimes, disorder, mystery, organized crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 7.2
 188K
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, emotional, serious, clever, talky ...
Audience: date night, family outing, chick flick
Plot: supernatural romance, love and romance, mysterious character, afterlife, millionaire, dealing with death, family relations, angel, romance, doctor, father daughter relationship, love at first sight ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 6.2
 118K
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, suspense, psychological, serious, scary ...
Plot: elevator, devil, mysterious character, supernatural, police investigation, danger, captivity, sin, death, trapped in an elevator, suspicion, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: philadelphia, usa
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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, serious, twists and turns, realistic
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama, family outing
Plot: secret, high school, friendship, best friends, haunted by the past, youth, blackmail, disappearance, threat, family, gossip and rumors, high school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, usa
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 5.2
 87K
The 5th Wave (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: 16-year-old Cassie Sullivan tries to survive in a world devastated by the waves of an alien invasion that has already decimated the population and knocked mankind back to the Stone Age.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, bleak ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: apocalypse, obsessive quest, danger, adventure, alien invasion, mysterious character, survival, teenage life, youth, genocide, military, siblings relations ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: usa, bangkok thailand, ohio, tower bridge london
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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK, Australia
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, surreal, humorous, stylized, offbeat ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: family, chocolate, young heroes, factory, social differences, mysterious character, candy, adventure, contests and competitions, imaginary, imagination, factory worker ...
Place: england, germany, atlanta georgia, bavaria, denver colorado ...
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 6.8
 95K
Stoker (2013)
Genre: Drama, 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, gothic, atmospheric, serious, stylized ...
Plot: mysterious character, under the surface, youth, family relations, masturbation, funeral, estate, death in the family, parents and children, danger, deadly, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, connecticut, pennsylvania
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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: sentimental, emotional, erotic, touching, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: tragic love, love story, mysterious character, destiny, war, map, secret love, expedition, love and romance, adultery, wartime life, power of love ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1944, year 1942 ...
Place: egypt, africa, ethiopia, italy, libya ...
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 5.9
 33K
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, gloomy, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sexual relations, dangerous attraction, love and romance, obsession, mysterious character, destructive relationship, erotica, sexual awakening, couples, love affair, bdsm, strong sexual content ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city
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 6.3
 28K
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, scary, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manipulations, mind game, mysterious character, greed, serial killer, on the run, survival, plot twist, money, brutality, psychology, conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, usa
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 7.4
 164K
K-PAX (2001)
Genre: Drama, 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, touching, sincere, clever ...
Plot: mysterious character, benign alien, psychiatrist, patient, mental institution, mysterious planet, hypnosis, research, odd, alien, hospital, science ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, future
Place: new york, usa, greenland, grand central station manhattan new york city, albuquerque new mexico ...
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 6.2
 69K
Case 39 (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In her many years as a social worker, Emily Jenkins believes she has seen it all, until she meets 10-year-old Lilith and the girl's cruel parents. Emily's worst fears are confirmed when the parents try to harm the child, and so Emily ...
Style: scary, psychological, suspenseful, bleak, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, danger, mysterious character, mental institution, social worker, uncover truth, child abuse, evil child, murder, domestic disturbance, woman in danger, evil force ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 7.0
 168K
Orphan (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Germany
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, psychological, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Plot: orphan, adoption, family in danger, family problems, mysterious character, domestic disturbance, parents and children, life turned upside down, deadly, fear, murder, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, estonia, connecticut
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 7.6
 304K
The Others (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Spain, France, Italy
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: scary, atmospheric, suspense, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, afterlife, uncover truth, seance, mysterious character, single parent, isolation, supernatural, psychic, losing-it hero, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: england, europe, english channel
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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: uplifting, sincere, inspirational, philosophical, compassionate ...
Plot: teaching the ways of the world, human spirit, athlete and trainer, self discovery, wise man, coach, rehabilitation, mentor, mysterious character, friendship, hopes, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, campus, new jersey
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 5.9
 34K
After.Life (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror, 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, psychological, bleak, suspenseful, offbeat ...
Plot: afterlife, mysterious character, dealing with death, danger, couple relations, supernatural, mystery, talking to the dead, death, life & death, mentor, psychology ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 9.2
 658K
Sherlock (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A modern update finds the famous sleuth and his doctor partner solving crime in 21st century London.
Style: clever, witty, captivating, serious, psychological ...
Plot: investigation, private detective, prodigy, crime, mind game, partners, mastermind, riddles and clues, friendship, intelligence, danger, mysterious character ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england, europe, london, scotland yard
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 7.9
 105K
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: captivating, serious, twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: chick flick
Plot: hidden identity, high society, haunted by the past, vengeance, pretense, crimes, young people, family secret, secret, undercover, millionaire, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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The Secret World of Arrietty (2010)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 94 min.
Story: 14-year-old Arrietty and the rest of the Clock family live in peaceful anonymity as they make their own home from items "borrowed" from the house's human inhabitants. However, life changes for the Clocks when a human boy discovers ...
Style: touching, fairy tale, emotional, atmospheric, scenic ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: friendship, family, mysterious character, magical, imaginary kingdom, culture clash, childhood, miniature person, adventure, maid, dwarf, runaway ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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 7.0
 438K
Oblivion (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery, 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: futuristic, mind bending, epic, twists and turns, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: future dystopia, apocalypse, evil alien, mysterious character, soldier, escapades, vestiges of humanity, space travel, disorder, society, space and aliens, adventure ...
Time: future
Place: pentagon, washington d.c., empire state building manhattan new york city
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The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK, Canada, France, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A traveling theater company gives its audience much more than they were expecting.
Style: surreal, stylized, offbeat, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: mysterious character, deal with the devil, immortality, imaginary kingdom, magical, bet, dwarf, adventure, curses spells and rituals, circus, elderly, destiny ...
Place: london
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 8.2
 96K
Penny Dreadful (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA, Ireland, UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Some of literature's most terrifying characters, including Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray, and iconic figures from the novel Dracula are lurking in the darkest corners of Victorian London. Penny Dreadful is a frightening psychological thriller ...
Style: gothic, scary, serious, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: supernatural, imaginary, deadly creature, witch, haunted by the past, mysterious character, secret, research, fear, monster, frankenstein's monster, supernatural ability ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian england, victorian
Place: england, london
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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: stylized, serious, suspenseful, exciting, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: superhero, mysterious character, secret identity, haunted by the past, danger, master villain, vigilante, fighting crime, uninhibited rivalry, organized crime, vigilantism, crimes ...
Place: bosnia, usa
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 7.4
 133K
Gossip Girl (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Gossip Girl is an American teen drama television series based on the book series of the same name written by Cecily von Ziegesar. The series, created by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, originally ran on The CW for six seasons from September 19, ...
Style: witty, realistic, humorous, talky, stylized ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama, date night
Plot: popularity, teenage love, youth, love triangle, school, gossip and rumors, friends, betrayal, lifestyle, high school, high school life, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 8.8
 145K
Twin Peaks (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 47 min.
Story: The body of Laura Palmer is washed up on a beach near the small Washington state town of Twin Peaks. FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper is called in to investigate her strange demise only to uncover a web of mystery that ultimately leads him deep into ...
Style: atmospheric, gloomy, psychological, suspenseful, mind bending ...
Plot: small town, investigation, small town life, murder, crime, who done it, supernatural, mysterious place, double life, special agents, under the surface, psychic ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s, 1990s, year 1989
Place: usa, washington state
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 8.4
 438K
Lost (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Stripped of everything, the survivors of a horrific plane crash must work together to stay alive. But the island holds many secrets.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, exciting, emotional, mind bending ...
Plot: island, survival, adventure, destiny, danger, leadership, death, lost, human nature, air disaster, mysterious character, confined ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 6.9
 229K
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: suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, serious, mind bending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: memory loss, manipulations, uncover truth, life turned upside down, mysterious character, coma, taxi driver, investigation, hotel, hidden identity, hospital, mind game ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2011, 2010s
Place: germany, berlin germany
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Tales from the Crypt (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Tales from the Crypt, sometimes titled HBO's Tales from the Crypt, is an American horror anthology television series that ran from June 10, 1989 to July 19, 1996 on the premium cable channel HBO for seven seasons with a total of 93 episodes. ...
Style: dark humor, suspenseful, scary, witty, macabre ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: mysterious character, supernatural, amateur detective, vampire, hidden identity, verbal byplay, supernatural ability, gory, danger, crime, deadly, deadly creature ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
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