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, intense, suspense and clever films and TV shows about / with mysterious character, dialogue, storytelling, death, catastrophe, mentor, murder, vengeance, chase and danger plots mostly in Thriller, Drama 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), Meet Joe Black (1998), V for Vendetta (2005), The Best Offer (2013), The Others (2001), Lucky Number Slevin (2006), The English Patient (1996), Kyle XY (2006), Pretty Little Liars (2010), Unknown (2011).

List of mysterious character movies

 6.8
 97K
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, suspenseful, tense, bleak ...
Plot: mysterious character, antisocial behavior, under the surface, family relations, youth, funeral, disappearance, loss of parent, family problems, estate, parents and children, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pennsylvania, connecticut
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 7.2
 193K
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, sentimental, clever, romantic ...
Audience: date night, family outing, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, supernatural romance, mysterious character, dealing with death, afterlife, millionaire, family relations, supernatural, love at first sight, doctor, angel, romance ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 8.2
 942K
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, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: revolution, fighting the system, vengeance, mysterious character, rebellion, freedom, future dystopia, vigilantism, life is a bitch, society, disguise, political corruption ...
Time: future, 2020s
Place: england, london, europe, big ben london, britain
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 7.8
 94K
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, twist ending, captivating, atmospheric ...
Plot: loneliness, forgery, mysterious character, obsession, collector, painting, love and romance, high society, old friend, cons and scams, solitude, estate ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 18th century
Place: italy, europe, prague czech republic, vienna
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 7.6
 311K
The Others (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, USA, 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: surprise ending, scary, suspense, atmospheric, gothic ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, afterlife, mysterious character, supernatural, psychic, seance, uncover truth, single parent, isolation, parallel world, losing-it hero ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: europe, england, english channel
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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, suspenseful, mind bending, clever, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master criminal, crime, mysterious character, manipulations, mistaken identity, deception, assassin, mystery, organized crime, loss of son, death, boss ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan 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, sentimental, touching, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: love story, tragic love, mysterious character, expedition, power of love, loss of loved one, love and romance, destiny, war, map, wartime life, secret love ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1944, year 1942 ...
Place: libya, italy, ethiopia, egypt, africa ...
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 7.6
 27K
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, serious, entertaining, exciting, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: secret, supernatural ability, experiment, self discovery, teenage life, mysterious character, teaching the ways of the world, teenage love, cloning, fish out of water, family life, supernatural ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, seattle, seattle washington
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The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK, Canada, France
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A traveling theater company gives its audience much more than they were expecting.
Style: surreal, stylized, humorous, semi serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: mysterious character, deal with the devil, imaginary kingdom, immortality, journey, imagination, imaginary, haunted by the past, protective parent, mystery, curses spells and rituals, magic ...
Place: london
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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: secret, high school, friendship, blackmail, best friends, youth, threat, haunted by the past, disappearance, family, gossip and rumors, teacher ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, usa
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 6.9
 234K
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, mind bending, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: memory loss, manipulations, uncover truth, life turned upside down, mysterious character, investigation, danger, coma, hidden identity, crimes, mystery, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2011, 2010s
Place: germany, berlin germany
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 6.2
 121K
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, suspense ...
Plot: elevator, trapped in an elevator, mysterious character, devil, supernatural, police investigation, danger, death, sin, captivity, mystery, suspicion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: philadelphia, usa
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 7.0
 448K
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: futuristic, mind bending, suspenseful, stylized, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, apocalypse, mysterious character, evil alien, vestiges of humanity, disorder, danger, space and aliens, resistance, post apocalypse, survival, alien encounter ...
Time: future
Place: empire state building manhattan new york city, pentagon, washington d.c.
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 7.7
 8K
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: twists and turns, disturbing, atmospheric, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: mysterious character, classmates, supernatural, teenage life, curse, death, accidental death, imaginary, junior high school, hospital, friendship, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1998, 1990s
Place: japan, asia
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 5.2
 91K
The 5th Wave (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
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, twists and turns, serious, bleak ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: apocalypse, danger, obsessive quest, adventure, survival, mysterious character, teenage life, alien invasion, end of the world, youth, genocide, tsunami ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: usa, tower bridge london, ohio, bangkok thailand
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 7.7
 327K
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, suspenseful, surreal ...
Plot: obsession, losing-it hero, insomnia, torment, uncover truth, mysterious character, paranoia, life is a bitch, hit and run, confession, factory, taunting ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 5.9
 34K
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
Plot: dangerous attraction, sexual relations, erotica, bdsm, obsession, destructive relationship, strong sexual content, mysterious character, love and romance, sexuality, couples, love affair ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, coney island brooklyn new york city
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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
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, humorous, surreal, colourful, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: social differences, chocolate, factory, contests and competitions, mysterious character, candy, fantasy world, family, adventure, imaginary, imagination, factory worker ...
Place: india, atlanta georgia, bavaria, denver colorado, switzerland ...
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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, hacker, partners against crime, computer system, hi-tech, artificial intelligence, crimes, fighting crime, secret, inventions and discoveries, gunfight, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
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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: sincere, uplifting, 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, guru, hopes ...
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, bleak, psychological, offbeat, twist ending ...
Plot: afterlife, mysterious character, danger, dealing with death, couple relations, supernatural, mystery, talking to the dead, death, life & death, mentor, psychology ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 7.0
 173K
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, manipulation, family problems, mysterious character, parents and children, domestic disturbance, life turned upside down, fear, deadly, insanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, connecticut, estonia
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 6.3
 29K
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, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manipulations, mind game, mysterious character, greed, on the run, serial killer, unsupportive parent, survival, plot twist, money, brutality, psychology ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, usa
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 6.2
 70K
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, suspenseful, psychological, bleak, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: child abuse, supernatural, evil child, danger, mysterious character, demons, social worker, mental institution, uncover truth, murder, woman in danger, domestic disturbance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 6.6
 166K
Eagle Eye (2008)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Jerry Shaw and Rachel Holloman are two strangers whose lives are suddenly thrown into turmoil by a mysterious woman they have never met. Threatening their lives and family, the unseen caller uses everyday technology to control their actions and push ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: technology gone awry, chase, computers and web, law enforcement, fbi, surveillance, mysterious character, investigation, life turned upside down, technology, mind game, fugitives ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: pentagon, washington d.c., usa
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 7.1
 53K
Fright Night (1985)
Genre: 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, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, supernatural, mysterious character, werewolf, transformation, small town, obsessive quest, youth, danger, teenage life, blood, neighbor ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
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 8.2
 100K
Penny Dreadful (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
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, atmospheric, stylized, serious ...
Plot: supernatural, deadly creature, imaginary, witch, fear, mysterious character, haunted by the past, monster, secret, scientist, hunt down, danger ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian england, victorian
Place: england, london
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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, emotional, atmospheric, scenic, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: friendship, mysterious character, magical, family, miniature person, adventure, childhood, maid, friends, daring rescue, parents and children, secret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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 9.2
 689K
Sherlock (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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: captivating, clever, witty, serious, psychological ...
Plot: investigation, private detective, prodigy, mind game, mastermind, sherlock holmes, partners, crime, friendship, british, riddles and clues, intelligence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england, london, europe, scotland yard
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 7.9
 107K
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, twists and turns, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: chick flick
Plot: vengeance, high society, hidden identity, undercover, haunted by the past, pretense, crimes, secret, family secret, adultery, scheme, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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