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, intense, weird, psychological and interesting films and TV shows about / with death, storytelling, catastrophe, brutality, dialogue, mentor, violence, chase, twists and turns and vengeance plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Horror genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as bad ending: The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016), Eden Lake (2008), The Mist (2007), Alien: Covenant (2017), Revolutionary Road (2008), Chronicle (2012), Before I Fall (2017), Triangle (2009), Se7en (1995), The Grey (2011).

List of bad ending movies

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: scary, suspense, bad ending, dark, suspenseful ...
Plot: witch, supernatural, morgue, autopsy, supernatural horror, witchcraft, corpse, mutilation, dead woman, twists and turns, supernatural power, murder ...
Place: london, new england
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 6.7
 86K
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: suspense, slasher, brutal, scary, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, kids, boys' night
Plot: survival, torture, forest, youth, camping, strong violent content, chase, gang, fear, murder, lost in the woods, insanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, united kingdom
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 7.1
 313K
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: twist ending, psychological, atmospheric, scary, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: monster, survival, apocalypse, spider, religious fanatic, creature, chaos and mayhem, small town, survival horror, trapped, death, fog ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, maine
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 6.4
 283K
Alien: Covenant (2017)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
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, futuristic, suspense, twist ending, enigmatic ...
Plot: alien, space travel, monster, robot, human versus alien, alien life-form, scientist, creature, extraterrestrial, alien creature, androids, alien technology ...
Time: future, 22nd century
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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, heartbreaking, depressing, bleak, sad ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: adultery, abortion, infidelity, mental illness, destiny, death of wife, under the surface, marriage, family problems, suburbs, deadend life, depression ...
Time: 50s, year 1955, 1940s, 20th century, year 1948
Place: california, usa, paris france, new york, connecticut
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 7.0
 253K
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: psychological, bad ending, entertaining, stylized, suspense ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: high school, telekinesis, found footage, superhero, supernatural, super strength, levitation, outcast, friendship, supernatural ability, adolescence, teenage life ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, washington d.c., usa, tibet
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 6.4
 53K
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, inspirational, intellectual ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: time loop, teenager, strong female character, bullying, female protagonist, friendship, dying repeatedly, saving a life, stereotypes, destiny, family, death ...
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 6.9
 117K
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, twist ending, surprise ending, scary, suspenseful ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: time loop, twists and turns, ship, time travel, supernatural, ghost ship, ocean, isolation, insanity, sea, shipwreck, time ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, 2000s, 1930s ...
Place: miami, florida, caribbean
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 8.6
 1.6M
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: disturbing, suspenseful, surprise ending, tense, neo noir ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, twists and turns, police, psychology, police investigation, psychopath, insanity, crimes, killings, murder, powerful ending ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, new york
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 6.8
 254K
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: suspenseful, tense, harsh, exciting, bad ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, wilderness, animal attack, snow, hunting, wolf, forces of nature, dangerous animal, air disaster, natural disaster, wolf attack, stranded ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: alaska, usa
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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, captivating, dramatic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: obsession, high society, loneliness, love triangle, social differences, love story, millionaire, love and romance, rags to riches, love, destructive relationship, infidelity ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, midwest, long island
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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, sad, touching, depressing, harsh ...
Audience: kids, girls' night
Plot: boxing, sport, determination, euthanasia, female boxer, mentor protege relationship, underdog, human spirit, female athlete, athlete's life, strong female lead, boxing trainer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, europe, london, las vegas ...
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 6.6
 244K
Glass (2019)
Genre: Drama, Horror, 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, surprise ending, suspense ...
Plot: dissociative identity disorder, superhero, psychology, mental illness, cheerleader, sociopath, pig, twists and turns, feminine beauty, psychic, split personality, mental patient ...
Time: 2010s
Place: philadelphia, pennsylvania
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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, suspense, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: emotional abuse, abusive boyfriend, physical abuse, domestic violence, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, mystery, court, relationships, high school, mother daughter relationship, best friend, vengeance ...
Place: usa
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 7.8
 46K
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, depressing, bad ending, serious, sad ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, teen drama
Plot: prostitution, human trafficking, poverty, sexual abuse, suicide, life is a bitch, russian, teenage prostitution, prostitute, youth, rape, social decay ...
Place: sweden, europe, denmark, russia, eastern europe ...
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 7.1
 246K
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: factual, tense, bad ending, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: world war two, nazi, war, nazism, hitler, nazi germany, conspiracy, resistance, politics, wehrmacht, espionage, german ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944, year 1943, 20th century
Place: germany, berlin germany, africa, poland, europe ...
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 3.2
 35K
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: scary, suspense, bad ending, psychological, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenager, urban legend, supernatural, monster, evil spirit, kidnapping, friendship, teenage protagonist, small town, evil, forest, teenage girl ...
Time: 2010s
Place: usa, massachusetts
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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, bad ending, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: love, sailing, romance, haunted by the past, single parent, anonymous letter, destiny, love letter, love story, women, father son relationship, bittersweet ...
Time: 90s
Place: north carolina, virginia, usa, new york, chicago illinois
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 7.6
 368K
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: twist ending, surprise ending, suspense, scary, dark ...
Plot: ghost, haunted house, supernatural, afterlife, twists and turns, mysterious character, nightmare, able to see the dead, uncover truth, spiritualism, isolation, supernatural horror ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: europe, english channel, england
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 6.5
 98K
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: psychological, scary, rough, disturbing, brutal ...
Plot: serial killer, torture, psychopath, home invasion, hostage, murder, bad guy wins, brutality, torment, kidnapping, family in danger, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Dead Mountain: The Dyatlov Pass Incident (2020)
Genre: Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 54 min.
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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, atmospheric, tense, harsh, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: teens
Plot: natural disaster, uncover truth, student, missing person, death, survival, investigation, twists and turns, hiking, mystery, ancient mystery, group of friends ...
Time: year 1959
Place: russia, ussr
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 4.9
 96K
Knock Knock (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Chile, Israel, USA
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, sexy, psychological, bad ending, disturbing ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: torture, home invasion, rape, seductress, female villain, threesome, married man, female on male rape, infidelity, sex scene, one night stand, seduction ...
Time: 2010s
Place: los angeles, chile
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 6.1
 109K
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, suspenseful, rough, bad ending ...
Plot: supernatural, ghost, evil, twists and turns, mirror, investigation, death, haunted house, supernatural horror, uncover truth, family problems, family in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, new york
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 7.2
 116K
The Butler (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A look at the life of Cecil Gaines who served eight presidents as the White House's head butler from 1952 to 1986, and had a unique front-row seat as political and racial history was made.
Style: touching, emotional, bad ending, political, inspirational ...
Audience: date night
Plot: civil rights, racism, butler, u.s. president, black history, prejudice, president, injustice, white house, father son relationship, justice, civil rights movement ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 60s, 50s, year 1957 ...
Place: washington d.c., usa, cuba, south africa, tennessee ...
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 7.3
 356K
Flight (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Commercial airline pilot Whip Whitaker has a problem with drugs and alcohol, though so far he's managed to complete his flights safely. His luck runs out when a disastrous mechanical malfunction sends his plane hurtling toward the ground. Whip ...
Style: psychological, tense, heroic, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: airplane, alcohol abuse, air disaster, addiction, courage, pilot, disaster, stewardess, morality, investigation, court, lifesaver ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, atlanta
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 6.1
 27K
Dom Hemingway (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After spending 12 years in prison for keeping his mouth shut, notorious safe-cracker Dom Hemingway is back on the streets of London looking to collect what he's owed.
Style: talky, stylized, witty, bad ending, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crimes, redemption, dark humor, safecracker, crime gone awry, bank robbery, dysfunctional family, sex scene, criminal heroes, temperamental, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe, france, french riviera
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A Cure for Wellness (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany, Luxembourg, USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: An ambitious young executive is sent to retrieve his company's CEO from an idyllic but mysterious "wellness center" at a remote location in the Swiss Alps but soon suspects that the spa's miraculous treatments are not what they ...
Style: gothic, suspense, dark, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: cure, patient, therapist, spa, capitalism, capitalist, slut, dark secret, nubile girl, sauna, torture, lust ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: swiss alps, switzerland, alps, manhattan new york city, new york
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 7.4
 37K
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, sad, romantic, touching, emotional ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: high school, love, opposites attract, first love, terminal illness, romance, youth, teenager, cancer, teenage love, love and romance, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 6.6
 254K
Saw II (2005)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a new murder victim is discovered with all the signs of Jigsaw's hand, Detective Eric Matthews begins a full investigation and apprehends Jigsaw with little effort. But for Jigsaw, getting caught is just another part of his plan. Eight ...
Style: scary, slasher, suspense, disturbing, tense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: serial killer, torture, trap, twists and turns, serial murder, mind game, sadistic horror, brutality, insanity, antidote, hostage, violent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
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 6.5
 198K
Secret Window (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Mort Rainey, a writer just emerging from a painful divorce with his ex-wife, is stalked at his remote lake house by a psychotic stranger and would-be scribe who claims Rainey swiped his best story idea. But as Rainey endeavors to prove his ...
Style: psychological, twist ending, tense, surprise ending, atmospheric ...
Plot: insanity, twists and turns, split personality, psychology, isolation, losing-it hero, nervous breakdown, murder, writer's life, mentally unstable, paranoia, mental illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mississippi, usa, tennessee, new york state
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