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, twists and turns, realistic and interesting films and TV shows about / with death, storytelling, dialogue, brutality, mentor, catastrophe, chase, twists & turns, runaway and violence plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as bad ending: The Mist (2007), Eden Lake (2008), Alien: Covenant (2017), Revolutionary Road (2008), The Grey (2011), Before I Fall (2017), The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016), Law Abiding Citizen (2009), Million Dollar Baby (2004), Glass (2019).

List of bad ending movies

 7.1
 275K
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: suspenseful, bad ending, bleak, scary, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, monster, apocalypse, fog, fear, creature, trapped, tentacle, deadly creature, chaos and mayhem, alternate dimension, insanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: maine, usa
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 6.8
 75K
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, brutal, bleak, bad ending, scary ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: survival, torture, gang, youth, fear, in the woods, slasher, camping, forest, deadly, weekend, sadism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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 6.4
 247K
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, suspense, suspenseful, enigmatic, twists and turns ...
Plot: alien, outer space, androids, human versus alien, space travel, alien life-form, alien technology, monster, parasite, infection, experiment, brutality ...
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, serious, bleak, heartbreaking, depressing ...
Plot: family problems, under the surface, couple relations, suburbs, housewife, jealousy, abortion, destiny, adultery, cold relationship, dysfunctional family, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1955, 1940s ...
Place: connecticut, usa, new york, paris france, california
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 6.8
 237K
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, rough, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, wilderness, wolf, dangerous animal, isolation, air disaster, snow, male camaraderie, stranded, danger, death, catastrophe ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: alaska, usa
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 6.4
 44K
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, teenagers, female protagonist, redemption, strong female character, bullying, friendship, saving a life, suicide, female friendship, car rollover ...
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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: suspense, scary, dark, bad ending, suspenseful ...
Plot: supernatural horror, morgue, witch, supernatural, corpse, supernatural power, autopsy, evil power, dead woman, mysterious death, murder, self sacrifice ...
Place: new england, london
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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: surprise ending, twist ending, serious, tense, exciting ...
Plot: vengeance, fighting the system, vigilantism, justice, master criminal, murder, prison, crime, death, twists & turns, mind game, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: philadelphia, usa
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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, bleak, rough, bad ending ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: boxing, athlete and trainer, underdog, female boxer, determination, athlete's life, human spirit, ambition, mentor protege relationship, follow your dream, sport, boxer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, europe, london, missouri ...
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 6.7
 196K
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, surprise ending, bad ending, psychological, twists and turns ...
Plot: dissociative identity disorder, mental illness, plot twist, psychic, sociopath, super powers, superhero, mental institution, psychology, villain, psychopath, crime fighter ...
Time: 2010s
Place: philadelphia
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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, serious, bad ending, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: high society, loneliness, obsession, millionaire, love and romance, love triangle, destructive relationship, american dream, unfulfilled love, obsessive love, social differences, party ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, long island, midwest
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 7.1
 224K
Valkyrie (2008)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Germany, Italy, Spain, France, Japan
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, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, nazism, war, resistance, bomb, deception, treason, assassination attempt, betrayal, courage, nazi germany, plan gone awry ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: germany, berlin germany, europe, bavaria, tunisia ...
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 6.6
 89K
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, scary, rough, bad ending ...
Plot: psychopath, torture, hostage, home invasion, serial killer, danger, murder, torment, family in danger, savagery, maniac, bad guy wins ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 8.7
 3K
The Octopus (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France, UK, West Germany
Duration: 402 min.
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, bad ending, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: cosa nostra, crime, police investigation, mafia, murder, fighting crime, law enforcement, crimes, society, family relations, family life, smuggling ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: sicily, italy, europe, sicily italy, palermo italy
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 6.1
 66K
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, disturbing, scary, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, sole survivor, isolation, danger, mountain, stranded, youth, ski resort, survival horror, snow, skiing, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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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: sentimental, emotional, touching, sincere, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: haunted by the past, single parent, love letter, sailboat, romance, sailing, love, anonymous letter, father son relationship, boat accident, destiny, fall in love ...
Time: 90s
Place: north carolina, chicago illinois, usa, virginia, new york
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 7.0
 237K
Chronicle (2012)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 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: suspenseful, bad ending, serious, stylized, dark ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: supernatural ability, friendship, telekinesis, adolescence, supernatural, high school, outcast, teenage life, loneliness, popularity, videotaping, anti hero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, washington d.c., usa, seattle washington, tibet
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 7.4
 35K
Keith (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 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, teen romance, teenagers, teenage life, first love, high school, adolescence, terminal illness, youth, cancer, love affair ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 3.2
 26K
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, scary, bad ending, bleak, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: urban legend, forest, kidnapping, panic attack, evil spirit, internet, teenage protagonist, small town, fear, missing person, curses spells and rituals, supernatural being ...
Time: 2010s
Place: massachusetts, usa
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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, collector, mysterious character, obsession, painting, art collector, art theft, solitude, plot twist, deception, age difference ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 18th century
Place: italy, europe, prague czech republic, vienna, prague
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 5.4
 4K
Hostile (2017)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Juliette, a lone survivor of an apocalyptic era, fights to survive against hunger, thirst, a broken leg and strange disturbing creatures that only comes out at nighttime.
Style: twist ending, suspense, tense, bad ending, brutal
Plot: post apocalypse, mutant, suicide, monster, survival, humanity, danger, human nature, end of the world, apocalypse, virus, survivor ...
Place: new york
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A Cure for Wellness (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
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, twist ending, atmospheric, breathtaking, suspense ...
Plot: cure, therapist, patient, violence, torture, employee, health, treatment, mountain, darkness, accident, hospital ...
Place: switzerland, swiss alps, alps
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 5.8
 3K
Euphoria (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, Sweden, Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The story of two sisters on a journey, where they try to get close to each other and approach the tough questions in life. Euphoria is a contemporary drama about responsibility and reconciliation, in a world where these concepts are gradually being ...
Style: melancholic, bad ending, bleak, thought provoking
Plot: conflict, cancer, travel, sisters, sister, death, family relations, sect, suicide, caretaker, female artist, rich ...
Place: europe
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 7.3
 224K
Lawless (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Set in the Depression-era Franklin County, Virginia, a bootlegging gang is threatened by authorities who want a cut of their profits.
Style: stylized, atmospheric, serious, rough, bleak ...
Plot: gangsters, smuggling, crimes, uninhibited rivalry, rivalry, rebellion, sheriff, gang, great depression, crime, prohibition, siblings relations ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1940, 1940s
Place: virginia, usa, appalachia, new jersey
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 6.1
 129K
Magic Mike (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Mike, an experienced stripper, takes a younger performer called The Kid under his wing and schools him in the arts of partying, picking up women, and making easy money.
Style: sexy, realistic, semi serious, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: nightclub, strip club, dancing, nightlife, stripper, dancer, friendship, drugs/alcohol, friends, male nudity, clubbing, american dream ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s
Place: florida, usa, new jersey
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 6.9
 99K
Triangle (2009)
Genre: Fantasy, Mystery, 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, atmospheric, suspenseful, scary ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: time loop, ship, supernatural, isolation, gory, ocean or sea, storm, masked killer, bermuda triangle, nightmare, danger, time travel ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1930s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: florida, miami, caribbean
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 7.7
 440K
Zodiac (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 157 min.
Story: The true story of the investigation of the "Zodiac Killer", a serial killer who terrified the San Francisco Bay Area, taunting police with his ciphers and letters. The case becomes an obsession for four men as their lives and careers are ...
Style: tense, atmospheric, stylized, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, mystery, maniac, crime, paranoia, investigation, uncover truth, journalist, crimes, victim, reporter ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1969 ...
Place: san francisco, california, usa, oakland california
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The Luzhin Defence (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Based upon the novel by Vladimir Nabokov, a chess grandmaster travels to Italy in the 1920s to play in a tournament and falls in love.
Style: atmospheric, touching, sincere, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: chess, obsession, prodigy, mentally unstable, contests and competitions, supportive spouse, ambition, genius, family relations, love story, eccentricity, loneliness ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: italy
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 6.2
 25K
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: dark humor, stylized, talky, humorous, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: safecracker, crimes, redemption, temperamental, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, hopes, prison, nudity (full frontal - brief), sex scene, ex convict, father daughter estrangement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, france, europe, french riviera, london
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 6.7
 64K
The Best of Me (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A pair of former high school sweethearts reunite after many years when they return to visit their small hometown.
Style: touching, romantic, sentimental, sexy, emotional ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: love and romance, true love, unfulfilled love, lovers reunited, love affair, small town, fall in love, reunion, teenage love, road not taken, forbidden love, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new orleans, new jersey, canada
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