Confusing movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant confusing movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out confusing, interesting, serious, twists and turns, visually appealing and clever films and TV shows about / with storytelling, mentor, twists & turns, flashback, murder, plot twist, secrets, dialogue, death and catastrophe plots mostly in Thriller, Drama and Mystery genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as confusing: Memento (2000), Shutter Island (2010), Primer (2004), Predestination (2014), The Usual Suspects (1995), Mr. Nobody (2009), The Prestige (2006), Dark City (1998), Inception (2010), Twelve Monkeys (1995).

List of confusing movies

 8.4
 1.1M
Memento (2000)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Suffering short-term memory loss after a head injury, Leonard Shelby embarks on a grim quest to find the lowlife who murdered his wife in this gritty, complex thriller that packs more knots than a hangman's noose. To carry out his plan, Shelby ...
Style: psychological, surprise ending, neo noir, twist ending, tense ...
Plot: plot twist, mystery, twists & turns, memory loss, paranoia, uncover truth, murder, manipulation, haunted by the past, amnesia, vengeance, revenge ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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 8.2
 1.2M
Shutter Island (2010)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: World War II soldier-turned-U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels investigates the disappearance of a patient from a hospital for the criminally insane, but his efforts are compromised by his troubling visions and also by a mysterious doctor.
Style: psychological, surprise ending, twists and turns, twist ending, suspenseful ...
Plot: mental institution, mystery, plot twist, insanity, paranoia, investigation, psychology, mental illness, psychiatrist, uncover truth, isolation, losing-it hero ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1954, year 1952 ...
Place: boston
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 6.9
 100K
Primer (2004)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Friends and fledgling entrepreneurs invent a device in their garage which reduces the apparent mass of any object placed inside it, but they discover that it has some highly unexpected capabilities - ones that could enable them to do and to have ...
Style: complex, confusing, thought provoking, psychological, philosophical ...
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, time machine, inventor, parallel universe, time loop, experiment gone awry, time traveler, paradox, identity crisis, mistrust, inventions and discoveries ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
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 7.5
 258K
Predestination (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Predestination chronicles the life of a Temporal Agent sent on an intricate series of time-travel journeys designed to prevent future killers from committing their crimes. Now, on his final assignment, the Agent must stop the one criminal that has ...
Style: twists and turns, clever, suspenseful, surprise ending, mind bending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, time paradox, time loop, time machine, changing the past or future, plot twist, mysterious character, sent to the past, transsexual, destiny, mission, terrorism ...
Time: 20th century, year 1985, year 1970, year 1981, 90s ...
Place: usa, cleveland ohio, new york
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The Usual Suspects (1995)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Held in an L.A. interrogation room, Verbal Kint attempts to convince the feds that a mythic crime lord, Keyser Soze, not only exists, but was also responsible for drawing him and his four partners into a multi-million dollar heist that ended with an ...
Style: surprise ending, twists and turns, neo noir, confusing, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master criminal, plot twist, heist, crimes, interrogation, manipulations, manipulation, mysterious character, dishonesty, theft, criminal, mystery ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s, year 1981
Place: hungary, turkey, manhattan new york city, los angeles, new york
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 7.8
 220K
Mr. Nobody (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Belgium, Germany, Canada, France, UK, Luxembourg, USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Nemo Nobody leads an ordinary existence with his wife and 3 children; one day, he wakes up as a mortal centenarian in the year 2092.
Style: mind bending, philosophical, psychological, thought provoking, surreal ...
Audience: date night
Plot: destiny, depression, utopia, alternate reality, life changing experience, surrealism, philosophy, parallel world, love and romance, teenage love, family relations, romance ...
Time: future, 20th century, 21st century, year 1975
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 8.5
 1.2M
The Prestige (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A mysterious story of two magicians whose intense rivalry leads them on a life-long battle for supremacy -- full of obsession, deceit and jealousy with dangerous and deadly consequences.
Style: twists and turns, surprise ending, captivating, twist ending, psychological ...
Plot: obsession, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, illusion, plot twist, deception, magic, secret, magical, teleportation, magic trick, diary ...
Time: victorian era, victorian, 20th century, 19th century, 1890s ...
Place: london, england, europe, colorado
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 7.6
 190K
Dark City (1998)
Genre: Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A man struggles with memories of his past, including a wife he cannot remember, in a nightmarish world with no sun and run by beings with telekinetic powers who seek the souls of humans.
Style: neo noir, mind bending, gothic, atmospheric, tech noir ...
Plot: investigation, lovecraftian, distopia, future dystopia, evil alien, memory, alien race, manipulation, cyberpunk, memory loss, alternate reality, sleeping ...
Time: future, 1940s
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 8.8
 2.1M
Inception (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 148 min.
Story: Cobb, a skilled thief who commits corporate espionage by infiltrating the subconscious of his targets is offered a chance to regain his old life as payment for a task considered to be impossible: "inception", the implantation of another ...
Style: psychological, mind bending, clever, cerebral, twist ending ...
Plot: parallel world, mind control, alternate reality, virtual reality, subconscious, teamwork, life philosophy, manipulations, haunted by the past, existentialism, perfect crime, fictional reality ...
Time: 2010s, near future
Place: japan, paris france, los angeles, new york, tokyo ...
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 8.0
 586K
Twelve Monkeys (1995)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In the year 2035, convict James Cole reluctantly volunteers to be sent back in time to discover the origin of a deadly virus that wiped out nearly all of the earth's population and forced the survivors into underground communities. But when ...
Style: psychological, surreal, non-linear, mind bending, atmospheric ...
Plot: time travel, alternate reality, insanity, paranoia, post apocalypse, post apocalyptic, time loop, save the world, plague, apocalypse, social misfits, changing the past or future ...
Time: future, 90s, 21st century, 20th century, 1990s ...
Place: philadelphia, baltimore, usa
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The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Return to the world of Thra, where three Gelfling discover the horrifying secret behind the Skeksis' power and set out to ignite the fires of rebellion and save their world.
Style: confusing, whimsical, atmospheric, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: fantasy world, muppets, puppet, resistance, crystal, good versus evil, save the world, journey, power struggle, doll, danger, fictional planet ...
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 7.4
 348K
Cloud Atlas (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Germany, Hong Kong, Singapore, China
Duration: 172 min.
Story: A set of six nested stories spanning time between the 19th century and a distant post-apocalyptic future. Cloud Atlas explores how the actions and consequences of individual lives impact one another throughout the past, the present and the future. ...
Style: thought provoking, atmospheric, psychological, surreal, enigmatic ...
Plot: destiny, life philosophy, reincarnation, human nature, dystopic future, life & death, distopia, karma, death, multiple storylines, love and romance, supernatural ...
Time: future, 1930s, 19th century, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: seoul, san francisco, hawaii, south korea
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 6.8
 76K
Stay (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Psychiatrist Sam Foster has a new patient, Henry Letham, who claims to be suicidal. In trying to diagnose him, Sam visits Henry's prior therapist and also finds Henry's mother -- even though Henry has said that he murdered both of his ...
Style: psychological, surreal, surprise ending, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Plot: suicide attempt, suicide, psychiatrist, doctors and patients, mentally unstable, unfulfillment, obsession, student, mystery, patient, mental illness, suicidal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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 6.5
 60K
Basic (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A DEA agent investigates the disappearance of a legendary Army ranger drill sergeant and several of his cadets during a training exercise gone severely awry.
Style: surprise ending, twist ending, twists and turns, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: army investigation, corruption, military, murder, twists & turns, military life, military base, crimes, mind game, swat team, jungle, missing person ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: panama
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 7.2
 113K
Coherence (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: On the night a comet is passing near Earth, eight friends at a dinner party experience a troubling chain of reality bending events. When the power goes out, they discover that the only house on the street left with power also holds many secrets.
Style: mind bending, suspenseful, psychological, tense, twists and turns ...
Plot: parallel world, alternate reality, disorder, friends, dinner party, time loop, power outage, asteroids and comets, quantum physics, comet, imaginary, isolation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
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 6.9
 105K
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, masked killer, gory, ocean, storm, bermuda triangle, ocean or sea, insanity, time travel ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, 2000s, 1930s ...
Place: florida, miami, caribbean
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 7.0
 296K
Deja Vu (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Called in to recover evidence in the aftermath of a horrific explosion on a New Orleans ferry, Federal agent Doug Carlin gets pulled away from the scene and taken to a top-secret government lab that uses a time-shifting surveillance device to help ...
Style: twists and turns, exciting, suspenseful, tricky, confusing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, time loop, investigation, deja vu, terrorism, changing the past or future, police investigation, special agents, danger, foreknowledge, twists & turns, shooting ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, future
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana
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 7.4
 541K
Looper (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, China
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In the futuristic action thriller Looper, time travel will be invented but it will be illegal and only available on the black market. When the mob wants to get rid of someone, they will send their target 30 years into the past where a looper, a ...
Style: futuristic, thought provoking, neo noir, tense, mind bending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, time loop, time paradox, destiny, changing the past or future, hitman, sent to the past, mafia, tragedy, on the run, self sacrifice, young man ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2040s
Place: usa, kansas, shanghai china, shanghai
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 6.5
 22K
Anna (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Spain, USA, UK, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A man with the ability to enter peoples' memories takes on the case of a brilliant, troubled sixteen-year-old girl to determine whether she is a sociopath or a victim of trauma.
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, psychological, tense, twist ending ...
Plot: mystery, manipulation, haunted by the past, mind game, manipulations, crimes, life is a bitch, dishonesty, uncover truth, teenager, brutality, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, spain, new jersey
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The Thirteenth Floor (1999)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Computer scientist Hannon Fuller has discovered something extremely important. He's about to tell the discovery to his colleague, Douglas Hall, but knowing someone is after him, the old man leaves a letter in his computer generated parallel ...
Style: mind bending, intellectual, atmospheric, twist ending, futuristic ...
Plot: parallel world, virtual reality, cyberspace, computer system, technology gone awry, imaginary, uncover truth, alternate reality, protagonist as suspect, danger, cyberpunk, time travel ...
Time: 90s, future, 1930s, 1990s, 20th century ...
Place: los angeles, usa
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The Butterfly Effect (2004)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A young man struggles to access sublimated childhood memories. He finds a technique that allows him to travel back into the past, to occupy his childhood body and change history. However, he soon finds that every change he makes has unexpected ...
Style: psychological, mind bending, philosophical, suspenseful, dramatic ...
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, twists & turns, time loop, psychology, life philosophy, supernatural ability, child abuse, memory, suicide, diary, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: usa
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 8.8
 1.9M
Fight Club (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A ticking-time-bomb insomniac and a slippery soap salesman channel primal male aggression into a shocking new form of therapy. Their concept catches on, with underground "fight clubs" forming in every town, until an eccentric gets in the ...
Style: twists and turns, surprise ending, twist ending, thought provoking, mind bending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: split personality, self destructing, social decay, nihilism, fighting the system, insomnia, losing-it hero, insanity, dark humor, life philosophy, fist fighting, loneliness ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: delaware, usa
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 7.6
 227K
21 Grams (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: This is the story of three gentle persons: Paul Rivers an ailing mathematician lovelessly married to an English émigré, Christina Peck, an upper-middle-class suburban housewife, happily married and mother of two little girls, and Jack Jordan, an ...
Style: mind bending, gloomy, psychological, non-linear, bleak ...
Plot: life is a bitch, guilt, redemption, tragedy, suicide attempt, crimes, death in the family, loss, desperation, mathematics, hit and run, grief ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new mexico
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The Safety of Objects (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 121 min.
Story: In a suburban landscape, the lives of several families interlace with loss, despair and personal crisis. Esther Gold has lost focus on all but caring for her comatose son, Paul, and neglects her daughter and husband. Lawyer Jim Train is devoted to ...
Style: psychological, serious, emotional, touching, tense ...
Plot: family relations, coma, dysfunctional family, family life, parents and children, couple relations, family problems, society, single parent, crumbling marriage, suburbs, small town ...
Time: contemporary
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 7.6
 347K
Inside Man (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Bank robber Dalton Russell enters a Manhattan bank, locks the doors and takes hostages, working methodically and without haste. Detective Frazier is assigned to negotiate, but his mind is occupied with the corruption charges he is facing. With an ...
Style: clever, tricky, tense, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: heist, bank robbery, master criminal, perfect crime, hostage, bank, crime, thief, robbery, manipulations, crimes, twists & turns ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, manhattan, new york city
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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 153 min.
Story: As Harry begins his sixth year at Hogwarts, he discovers an old book marked as 'Property of the Half-Blood Prince', and begins to learn more about Lord Voldemort's dark past.
Style: exciting, serious, twists and turns, stylized, fairy tale ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: wizards and magicians, magical, witch, wizards, school, young heroes, chosen one, boarding school life, supernatural ability, magic wand, magic, prophecy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, 1990s, year 1997 ...
Place: england, europe, london
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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, France, Germany
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In the bleak days of the Cold War, espionage veteran George Smiley is forced from semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet mole within his former colleagues at the heart of MI6.
Style: tense, bleak, twists and turns, non-linear, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, cold war, spy, double agent, british intelligence, government agency, investigation, mole, betrayal, kgb, secret service, torture ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, budapest, england, budapest hungary, hungary ...
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A Violent Prosecutor (2016)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 126 min.
Story: After a prosecution lawyer is framed and convicted for murder, he tries to catch the real murderer from jail with the help of a con artist.
Style: talky, confusing, captivating, intense, realistic
Plot: prosecutor, prison, investigation, false accusation, judiciary, justice, criminal heroes, corruption, political intrigue, unlikely friendships, human spirit, prison life ...
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Genocidal Organ (2017)
Genre: Animation, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The war on terror exploded, literally, the day Sarajevo was destroyed by a homemade nuclear device. The leading democracies transformed into total surveillance states, and the developing world has drowned under a wave of genocides. The mysterious ...
Style: brutal, exciting, confusing, depressing
Plot: espionage, intelligence agency, conspiracy, special agents, military, psychological manipulation, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, political conspiracy, swat, spy mission, fictional war, genocide ...
Time: near future
Place: prague
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Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Captain Jack Sparrow crosses paths with a woman from his past, and he's not sure if it's love -- or if she's a ruthless con artist who's using him to find the fabled Fountain of Youth. When she forces him aboard the Queen ...
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, romantic, intense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, family outing
Plot: ship, pirate, chase, mermaid, adventurer, battle, mythical creature, swashbuckler, captain, adventure, immortality, ancient mystery ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era
Place: england, spain, caribbean, london
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