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, intense, realistic, suspense, interesting and serious films and TV shows about / with dialogue, storytelling, death, mentor, twists & turns, brutality, runaway, catastrophe, chase and destiny plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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bad ending movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as bad ending: The Mist (2007), Eden Lake (2008), The Grey (2011), Revolutionary Road (2008), Before I Fall (2017), Glass (2019), The Great Gatsby (2013), Valkyrie (2008), Lawless (2012), Law Abiding Citizen (2009).

List of bad ending movies

 7.1
 264K
The Mist (2007)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
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, suspenseful, scary, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, apocalypse, monster, fog, trapped, creature, fear, deadly creature, insanity, alternate dimension, death, desperation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: maine, usa
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 6.8
 71K
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, suspense, scary, bad ending ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: survival, torture, gang, youth, fear, slasher, camping, gory, beach, weekend, sadism, bully ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
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 6.8
 231K
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, wolf, dangerous animal, isolation, wilderness, male camaraderie, stranded, air disaster, danger, death, catastrophe, snow ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alaska, usa
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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, depressing, heartbreaking, realistic ...
Plot: family problems, under the surface, couple relations, jealousy, abortion, destiny, housewife, cold relationship, dysfunctional family, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, adultery ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century, year 1955, 1940s
Place: connecticut, usa, paris france, california
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 6.4
 41K
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: meditative, bad ending, suspense, touching, mumblecore ...
Audience: teen drama, teens
Plot: time loop, teenagers, female protagonist, strong female character, redemption, teenager, bullying, suicide, friendship, car rollover, death, saving a life ...
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 6.7
 178K
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, plot twist, mental illness, psychic, super powers, superhero, villain, sociopath, invulnerability, psychology, father son relationship, psychopath ...
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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: sentimental, stylized, serious, bad ending, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: obsession, love and romance, loneliness, millionaire, love triangle, high society, destructive relationship, party, love affair, obsessive love, american dream, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s
Place: usa, new york, long island
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 7.1
 216K
Valkyrie (2008)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Germany
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: resistance, deception, nazism, world war two, bomb, treason, assassination attempt, betrayal, war, courage, nazi germany, plan gone awry ...
Time: year 1944, 40s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1943
Place: germany, europe, bavaria, munich germany, tunisia ...
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 7.3
 216K
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: bad ending, stylized, atmospheric, serious, rough ...
Plot: smuggling, gangsters, crimes, rebellion, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, sheriff, great depression, crime, prohibition, siblings relations, gang ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1940
Place: virginia, usa, new jersey
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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: serious, tense, surprise ending, exciting, psychological ...
Plot: vengeance, fighting the system, vigilantism, justice, murder, crime, master criminal, death, prison, district attorney, mind game, perfect crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, philadelphia
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 6.5
 85K
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: rough, psychological, brutal, scary, bad ending ...
Plot: psychopath, torture, home invasion, serial killer, danger, hostages, murder, family, family in danger, mind game, neighbor, savagery ...
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: touching, sentimental, sincere, emotional, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: haunted by the past, single parent, love letter, romance, sailing, sailboat, love, anonymous letter, father son relationship, boat accident, destiny, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: north carolina, usa, virginia, new york, chicago illinois
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 6.1
 63K
Frozen (2010)
Genre: 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, ski resort, danger, isolation, stranded, youth, animal attack, skiing, death, sole survivor, forces of nature, snow ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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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, rough, bleak, touching, sad ...
Plot: athlete and trainer, boxing, female boxer, athlete's life, underdog, determination, ambition, human spirit, follow your dream, sport, contests and competitions, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, england, missouri, europe ...
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 7.4
 34K
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, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, opposites attract, teenage life, teenagers, first love, high school, youth, love affair, adolescence, romance, fall in love, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 7.8
 98K
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, collector, painting, obsession, age difference, old friend, love and romance, agoraphobia, high society, deception ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 18th century
Place: italy, europe, prague czech republic, vienna
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 6.4
 235K
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: suspense, suspenseful, enigmatic, bad ending, twist ending ...
Plot: alien, outer space, monster, space travel, alien technology, infection, alien life-form, experiment, human versus alien, brutality, mission, parasite ...
Time: future, 22nd century
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 6.7
 61K
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
Plot: love and romance, true love, unfulfilled love, lovers reunited, love affair, road not taken, forbidden love, small town, unfulfillment, young lovers, lone hero, destiny ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new orleans, new jersey, canada
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Miracle in Cell No. 7 (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A story about a mentally ill man wrongfully accused of murder and his relationship with his lovingly adorable 6 year old daughter.
Style: touching, emotional, semi serious, bad ending, sincere ...
Plot: mentally challenged, friendship, false accusation, father daughter relationship, prison life, court, prison, confined, life is a bitch, parents and children, friends, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 90s
Place: korea, asia
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 5.4
 3K
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, bad ending, brutal, suspense, tense
Plot: post apocalypse, mutant, monster, suicide, survival, danger, humanity, human nature, apocalypse, shot in the head, transformation, virus ...
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Murder by Numbers (2002)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Tenacious homicide detective Cassie Mayweather and her still-green partner are working a murder case, attempting to profile two malevolently brilliant young men: cold, calculating killers whose dark secrets might explain their crimes.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mind game, murder, high school, female detective, police investigation, perfect crime, fbi, evidence, haunted by the past, psychopath, crime, secret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
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 7.0
 231K
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, stylized, dark, serious ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: supernatural ability, friendship, high school, adolescence, supernatural, teenage life, telekinesis, outcast, loneliness, popularity, videotaping, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa, tibet, seattle washington
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Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The haunted Lambert family seeks to uncover the mysterious childhood secret that has left them dangerously connected to the spirit world.
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, macabre, bad ending ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, psychic, seance, ghost, paranormal activity, nightmare comes true, family, fear, nightmare, possession, demon ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1986
Place: usa
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 8.1
 775K
Gone Girl (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.
Style: psychological, surprise ending, tense, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: missing person, police investigation, mystery, disappearance, femme fatale, manipulation, investigation, missing wife, infidelity, murder mystery, protagonist as suspect, mind game ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012, 2010s, 2000s
Place: missouri, usa, manhattan new york city, st. louis missouri
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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, rich, suburbs ...
Place: europe
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 6.6
 22K
Barefoot (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The "black sheep" son of a wealthy family meets a young psychiatric patient who's been raised in isolation her entire life. He takes the naive young woman home for his brother's wedding an improbable romance blooms, as she ...
Style: sweet, semi serious, romantic, light, bad ending ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, fall in love, mental illness, love story, family relations, love affair, changing lives, father son relationship, relationships, twists & turns, hospital, road trip ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, louisiana, california, new orleans
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 6.1
 125K
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, humorous, semi serious, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: nightclub, nightlife, friendship, clubbing, dancer, strip club, drugs/alcohol, friends, dancing, american dream, power relations, stripper ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s
Place: florida, usa, new jersey
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 7.7
 401K
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, suspenseful, atmospheric, stylized, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, crime, uncover truth, journalist, investigation, victim, paranoia, mystery, mind game, maniac, code ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 70s, year 1991 ...
Place: california, san francisco, 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, sincere, touching, melancholic, intellectual ...
Plot: chess, obsession, prodigy, mentally unstable, supportive spouse, contests and competitions, ambition, genius, love story, eccentricity, loneliness, relationships ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: italy
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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, suspenseful, bad ending ...
Plot: morgue, supernatural horror, supernatural, corpse, witch, murder, autopsy, supernatural power, mysterious death, evil power, witchcraft, self sacrifice ...
Place: london
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