Bad ending movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant bad ending movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out bad ending, suspense, serious, intense, tense and suspenseful films and TV shows about / with death, storytelling, brutality, dialogue, mentor, murder, catastrophe, chase, runaway and twists & turns plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Horror genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
bad ending
bad ending movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as bad ending: The Mist (2007), Eden Lake (2008), Alien: Covenant (2017), Revolutionary Road (2008), The Grey (2011), The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016), Before I Fall (2017), Glass (2019), Million Dollar Baby (2004), Law Abiding Citizen (2009).

List of bad ending movies

The Mist (2007)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: After a violent storm, a dense cloud of mist envelops a small Maine town, trapping artist David Drayton and his five-year-old son in a local grocery store with other people. They soon discover that the mist conceals deadly horrors that threaten ...
Style: bleak, bad ending, scary, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, monster, apocalypse, stephen king, fog, trapped, deadly creature, creature, chaos and mayhem, fear, spider, tentacle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: maine, usa
Is relevant ?
Eden Lake (2008)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Eden Lake is a relentlessly tense and immaculately paced horror-thriller about modern youth gone wild. When a young couple goes to a remote wooded lake for a romantic getaway, their quiet weekend is shattered by an aggressive group of local kids. ...
Style: brutal, bleak, suspenseful, suspense, bad ending ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: forest, survival, torture, fear, youth, gang, chase, murder, in the woods, sadism, weekend, camping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, united kingdom
Is relevant ?
Alien: Covenant (2017)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew of the colony ship 'Covenant' discovers what is thought to be an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world – which has its sole inhabitant the ...
Style: bad ending, enigmatic, suspense, twist ending, futuristic ...
Plot: alien, outer space, alien life-form, androids, space travel, monster, human versus alien, alien parasite, parasite, creature, alien technology, extraterrestrial ...
Time: future, 22nd century
Is relevant ?
Revolutionary Road (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A young couple living in a Connecticut suburb during the mid-1950s struggle to come to terms with their personal problems while trying to raise their two children. Based on a novel by Richard Yates.
Style: bad ending, serious, bleak, heartbreaking, depressing ...
Plot: family problems, housewife, under the surface, suburbs, cold relationship, adultery, dysfunctional family, couple relations, death of wife, jealousy, abortion, destiny ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1948, year 1955 ...
Place: connecticut, usa, paris france, new york, california
Is relevant ?
Related movie lists
The Grey (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: An oil drilling team struggles to survive after a plane crash strands them in the wilds of Alaska. Hunting them is a pack of wolves that sees them as intruders.
Style: bad ending, suspenseful, exciting, tense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, wilderness, wolf, dangerous animal, forces of nature, air disaster, snow, isolation, wolf pack, stranded, male camaraderie, struggle for survival ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alaska, usa
Is relevant ?
The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Father and son coroners receive a mysterious unidentified corpse with no apparent cause of death. As they attempt to examine the beautiful young "Jane Doe," they discover increasingly bizarre clues that hold the key to her terrifying ...
Style: dark, scary, suspense, bad ending, suspenseful ...
Plot: supernatural horror, morgue, supernatural, witch, autopsy, corpse, supernatural power, dead woman, evil power, crematorium, mysterious death, murder ...
Place: new england, london
Is relevant ?
Before I Fall (2017)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Samantha Kingston has everything. Then, everything changes. After one fateful night, she wakes up with no future at all. Trapped into reliving the same day over and over, she begins to question just how perfect her life really was.
Style: bad ending, meditative, suspense, touching, mumblecore ...
Audience: teen drama, teens, girls' night
Plot: time loop, teenager, female protagonist, teenagers, strong female character, bullying, dying repeatedly, redemption, friendship, stereotypes, saving a life, suicide ...
Is relevant ?
Glass (2019)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, China
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In a series of escalating encounters, security guard David Dunn uses his supernatural abilities to track Kevin Wendell Crumb, a disturbed man who has twenty-four personalities. Meanwhile, the shadowy presence of Elijah Price emerges as an ...
Style: twist ending, bad ending, psychological thriller, surprise ending, psychological ...
Plot: dissociative identity disorder, mental illness, sociopath, plot twist, psychic, psychology, villain, super powers, superhero, mental institution, psychopath, crime fighter ...
Time: 2010s
Place: philadelphia
Is relevant ?
Million Dollar Baby (2004)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Despondent over a painful estrangement from his daughter, trainer Frankie Dunn isn't prepared for boxer Maggie Fitzgerald to enter his life. But Maggie's determined to go pro and to convince Dunn and his cohort to help her.
Style: emotional, bleak, sad, rough, bad ending ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: underdog, determination, sport, athlete and trainer, athlete's life, female boxer, boxing, follow your dream, human spirit, suffering, ambition, mentor protege relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, missouri, europe, england ...
Is relevant ?
Law Abiding Citizen (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A frustrated man decides to take justice into his own hands after a plea bargain sets one of his family's killers free. He targets not only the killer but also the district attorney and others involved in the deal.
Style: twist ending, surprise ending, serious, tense, exciting ...
Plot: vengeance, master criminal, justice, fighting the system, vigilantism, murder, prison, mind game, injustice, perfect crime, intelligence, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: philadelphia, usa
Is relevant ?
Chronicle (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Three high school students make an incredible discovery, leading to their developing uncanny powers beyond their understanding. As they learn to control their abilities and use them to their advantage, their lives start to spin out of control, and ...
Style: bad ending, suspenseful, serious, suspense, stylized ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: telekinesis, supernatural ability, super strength, friendship, outcast, high school, teenage life, anti hero, supernatural, adolescence, popularity, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa, washington d.c., seattle washington, tibet
Is relevant ?
The Great Gatsby (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: An adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's Long Island-set novel, where Midwesterner Nick Carraway is lured into the lavish world of his neighbor, Jay Gatsby. Soon enough, however, Carraway will see through the cracks of Gatsby's nouveau riche ...
Style: stylized, sentimental, bad ending, serious, captivating ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: high society, loneliness, millionaire, love and romance, obsession, love triangle, social differences, destructive relationship, obsessive love, american dream, unfulfilled love, party ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, long island, midwest
Is relevant ?
Related movie lists
Triangle (2009)
Genre: Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story revolves around the passengers of a yachting trip in the Atlantic Ocean who, when struck by mysterious weather conditions, jump to another ship only to experience greater havoc on the open seas.
Style: psychological, surprise ending, twist ending, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: time loop, ship, supernatural, isolation, ocean, gory, time travel, storm, masked killer, bermuda triangle, ocean or sea, slasher killer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1932, 2000s, 20th century ...
Place: florida, miami, caribbean
Is relevant ?
Funny Games (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France, UK, Austria, Germany, Italy
Duration: 111 min.
Story: When Ann, husband George and son Georgie arrive at their holiday home they are visited by a pair of polite and seemingly pleasant young men. Armed with deceptively sweet smiles and some golf clubs, they proceed to terrorize and torture the ...
Style: brutal, psychological, rough, scary, bad ending ...
Plot: psychopath, torture, hostage, serial killer, home invasion, brutality, danger, murder, torment, maniac, bad guy wins, family in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Is relevant ?
Valkyrie (2008)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Germany, Italy, Spain, France, Japan, UK
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Wounded in Africa during World War II, Nazi Col. Claus von Stauffenberg returns to his native Germany and joins the Resistance in a daring plan to create a shadow government and assassinate Adolf Hitler. When events unfold so that he becomes a ...
Style: tense, factual, bad ending, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, nazism, war, nazi germany, nazi, german officer, resistance, colonel, bomb, deception, treason, assassination attempt ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: germany, berlin germany, europe, normandy, tunisia ...
Is relevant ?
Se7en (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Two homicide detectives are on a desperate hunt for a serial killer whose crimes are based on the "seven deadly sins" in this dark and haunting film that takes viewers from the tortured remains of one victim to the next. The seasoned Det. ...
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, tense, neo noir, atmospheric ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, psychopath, mind game, police investigation, police detective, crime, master criminal, psychology, twists & turns, insanity, police ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, united states, new york
Is relevant ?
Message in a Bottle (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A woman finds a romantic letter in a bottle washed ashore and tracks down the author, a widowed shipbuilder whose wife died tragically early. As a deep and mutual attraction blossoms, the man struggles to make peace with his past so that he can move ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, sincere, bad ending ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: sailboat, haunted by the past, love letter, single parent, anonymous letter, romance, sailing, love, father son relationship, boat accident, destiny, fall in love ...
Time: 90s
Place: north carolina, chicago illinois, usa, virginia, new york
Is relevant ?
No One Would Tell (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Laura Collins (Shannen Doherty), single mom to daughter Sarah (Matreya Scarrwener), has had a history of rocky relationships, so when Sarah begins dating the popular and charismatic Rob Tennison (Callan Potter), Laura is thrilled with what she sees. ...
Style: bad ending, rough, suspenseful, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: abusive boyfriend, emotional abuse, physical abuse, domestic violence, mystery, court, high school, relationships, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, mother daughter relationship, trial, best friend ...
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
Related movie lists
weird movies
intense movies
Frozen (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Three skiers are stranded on a chairlift and forced to make life-or-death choices that prove more perilous than staying put and freezing to death.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, scary, psychological, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, sole survivor, danger, isolation, ski resort, mountain, survival horror, youth, death, stranded, frostbite, skiing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Is relevant ?
Dead Mountain: The Dyatlov Pass Incident (2020)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 54 min.
TV show
Story: Russia, 1959. A KGB major investigates the mysterious deaths of a group of nine student hikers in the Ural Mountains. Troubled by his past as a WWII veteran, he has a sixth sense and death seems to follow him around as he digs deeper into the ...
Style: bad ending, tense, macabre, suspense, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ancient mystery, danger, uncover truth, student, survival, death, investigation, missing person, mountain, natural disaster, ex military, legends and myths ...
Time: year 1959
Place: russia
Is relevant ?
Keith (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Natalie (Elisabeth Harnois) is high school royalty, but her queen bee status falls apart when she falls for the new guy at school. Although Keith (Jesse McCartney) ignores her at first, they soon become friends -- even though Natalie suspects that ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, bad ending, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, opposites attract, first love, teen romance, terminal illness, teenagers, teenage life, high school, romance, love, fall in love, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
The Octopus (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Italy, Austria, France, UK, Germany, Spain, Sweden
Duration: 402 min.
TV show
Story: Corrado Cattani is a police inspector whose life is devoted to fighting the Italian mafia (known here as "La Piovra" or "The Octopus").
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, bleak, rough ...
Plot: cosa nostra, crime, mafia, police investigation, murder, law enforcement, fighting crime, crimes, society, family relations, family life, smuggling ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: sicily, italy, europe, palermo italy, sicily italy ...
Is relevant ?
I Named Her Feriha (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Turkey
Duration: 120 min.
TV show
Story: Adını Feriha Koydum is a Turkish television drama series produced by Med Yapım. The series broadcast on Show TV and it is written by duo Melis Civelek and Sırma Yanık.
Style: romantic, serious, bad ending, surprise ending, touching ...
Plot: intrigue, love and romance, family relations, jealousy, mystery, unlikely couple, friends, relationship problems, rich and poor, love story, male female relationship, love interest ...
Is relevant ?
Related movie lists
Mirrors (2008)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA, Romania, Germany, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An ex-cop and his family are the target of an evil force that is using mirrors as a gateway into their home.
Style: scary, tense, twists and turns, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: supernatural, ghost, mirror, family in danger, investigation, evil, demons, uncover truth, demon, family problems, hallucination, possession ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pennsylvania, new york
Is relevant ?
The Others (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, USA, France, Italy
Duration: 104 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, twist ending, atmospheric, scary, suspense ...
Plot: ghost, haunted house, afterlife, mysterious character, psychic, supernatural, nightmare, uncover truth, spiritualism, ghosts, single parent, supernatural horror ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: europe, england, english channel
Is relevant ?
Knock Knock (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Chile, Israel
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When a devoted husband and father is left home alone for the weekend, two stranded young women unexpectedly knock on his door for help. What starts out as a kind gesture results in a dangerous seduction and a deadly game of cat and mouse.
Style: suspense, brutal, bad ending, sexy, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: threesome, seductress, seduction, torture, female psychopath, rape, home invasion, female on male rape, married man, female villain, one night stand, female nudity ...
Place: chile
Is relevant ?
Sky Of Love (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: During her freshman year in high school, Mika Tahara (Yui Aragaki) loses her cellular phone, but later finds it in the school library with the help of an unknown caller. Throughout the summer, Mika and the mysterious caller continue to communicate, ...
Style: bad ending, sentimental, sweet, romantic, sincere ...
Plot: first love, high school, schoolgirl, friendship, romance, opposites attract, terminal illness, high school student, love triangle, love interest, teenage girl, love and romance ...
Is relevant ?
Lilya 4-Ever (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Lilya lives in poverty and dreams of a better life. Her mother moves to the United States and abandons her to her aunt, who neglects her. Lilya hangs out with her friends, Natasha and Volodya, who is suicidal. Desperate for money, she starts working ...
Style: bleak, serious, sincere, harsh, thought provoking ...
Plot: life is a bitch, prostitute, human trafficking, poverty, sexual abuse, prostitution, teenage prostitution, downfall, rape, russian, forced prostitution, social decay ...
Place: sweden, europe, estonia, eastern europe, russia ...
Is relevant ?
American Horror Story (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: American Horror Story is an anthology horror drama series.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, tense, scary, captivating ...
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, mental institution, danger, death, ghost, witch, nightmare, evil, insanity, evil force, nun ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 60s, year 2011 ...
Place: new orleans, los angeles, usa, massachusetts, north carolina ...
Is relevant ?
Slender Man (2018)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In a small town in Massachusetts, four high school girls perform a ritual in an attempt to debunk the lore of Slender Man. When one of the girls goes mysteriously missing, they begin to suspect that she is, in fact, his latest victim.
Style: suspense, macabre, gothic, scary, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: evil spirit, forest, urban legend, teenage protagonist, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, kidnapping, violence, monster, survival, demon, panic attack ...
Time: 2010s
Place: massachusetts, usa
Is relevant ?
Related movie lists