Unusual plot structure movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant unusual plot structure movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out unusual plot structure, tense, captivating, suspense, visually appealing and atmospheric films and TV shows about / with death, storytelling, violence, runaway, mentor, friendship, dialogue, catastrophe, danger and flashback plots mostly in Drama, Action and Comedy genres shot in USA, France, Japan and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as unusual plot structure: I Saw the Devil (2010), Magellan (2017), American Horror Story (2011), Locked Up: The Oasis (2020), Tucker and Dale vs Evil (2010), Tenet (2020), A Whisker Away (2020), Warrior Nun (2020), Another Round (2020), Rick and Morty (2013).

List of unusual plot structure movies

 7.8
 114K
I Saw the Devil (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Kyung-chul is a dangerous psychopath who kills for pleasure. He has committed infernal serial murders in diabolic ways that one cannot even imagine and his victims range from young women to even children. The police have chased him for a long time, ...
Style: tense, psychological, serious, unusual plot structure, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, revenge, violence, vengeance, psychopath, extreme violence, cat and mouse, sadism, beating, mercilessness, loss of spouse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea, south korea
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 5.1
 1K
Magellan (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After NASA picks up a trio of mysterious signals from within our own solar system, astronaut Roger Nelson is dispatched on a multi-year solo mission aboard the Magellan spacecraft to investigate the sources.
Style: unusual plot structure, exciting, disturbing, suspenseful, suspense
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: alien planet, artificial intelligence, nasa, outer space, mission, planet, space travel, spacesuit, space station, astronaut, moon, first contact ...
Time: contemporary
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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, scary, captivating, tense ...
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, ghost, mental institution, nightmare, death, danger, witch, insanity, nun, evil, evil force ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 60s, year 1952 ...
Place: new orleans, los angeles, usa, massachusetts, florida ...
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Locked Up: The Oasis (2020)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Spain
TV show
Story: After a few years dedicating themselves to robbing jewelers, banks and casinos, it is time for Macarena and Zulema to separate.
Style: unusual plot structure, atmospheric, captivating, serious, scenic
Audience: family outing, chick flick, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: women, robbery, burglar, female criminal, plan gone wrong, crimes, heist gone wrong, freedom, escapades, plan gone awry, rivalry, enemy ...
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My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! (2020)
Genre: Animation
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: After hitting her head particularly hard one day, Duke Claes' daughter, Katarina, suddenly recalls all the memories of her past life: that of a teenage Japanese girl. Just before her untimely death, this girl recalls playing an otome game... ...
Style: captivating, light, entertaining, unusual plot structure
Plot: dating, female villain, past life, obsessive quest, memories, video game, aristocrat, school, villain played by lead actor, romance
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Tucker and Dale vs Evil (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Two hillbillies are suspected of being killers by a group of paranoid college kids camping near the duo's West Virginian cabin. As the body count climbs, so does the fear and confusion as the college kids try to seek revenge against the pair.
Style: humorous, absurd, funny, unusual plot structure, slasher ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: dark humor, death, nothing goes right, vacation, in the woods, youth, friends, student, disorder, accidental killing, buddies, gory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: west virginia, usa
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 7.4
 351K
Tenet (2020)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Plot unknown. The project is described as an action epic revolving around international espionage.
Style: unusual plot structure, suspense, surprise ending, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: time paradox, cia agent, time travel, time loop, terrorist, alternate timeline, save the world, terrorism, espionage, apocalypse, time, end of the world ...
Time: 2010s, 2020s
Place: mumbai india, siberia, kiev ukraine, london, vietnam ...
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A Whisker Away (2020)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Miyo "Muge" Sasaki is a peculiar second-year junior high student who has fallen in love with her classmate Kento Hinode. Muge resolutely pursues Kento every day, but he takes no notice of her. Nevertheless, while carrying a secret she can ...
Style: unusual plot structure, captivating, feel good, visually appealing
Plot: secret love, transformation, unrequited love, supernatural, mask, school, animals, love, classmate, love letter, student, cat ...
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 6.8
 22K
Warrior Nun (2020)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
TV show
Story: A 19-year-old orphan named Ava wakes up in a morgue with a new lease on life and a divine artifact embedded in her back. She discovers she is now part of an ancient order that has been tasked with fighting demons on Earth, and powerful forces ...
Style: unusual plot structure, captivating, twists and turns, scenic, atmospheric ...
Plot: angel, demon, mythical creature, nun, religion and supernatural, crusade, teenage girl, teenage protagonist, teenager, battles, religion, evil force ...
Place: spain, vatican
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Bill Burr: I'm Sorry You Feel That Way (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Fresh, unflinching and devastatingly honest, Bill Burr lets loose in this feature length comedy special. Burr shares his essential tips for surviving the zombie apocalypse, exposes how rom-coms ruin great sex and explains how too many childhood hugs ...
Style: unusual plot structure, suspense, melancholic, funny, humorous ...
Plot: suprisingly clever, life philosophy, philosophy, storytelling, mentor, transformation, loneliness, corruption, life & death, violence, culture clash, cheating ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
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 7.8
 75K
Another Round (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden, Netherlands
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Four high school teachers launch a drinking experiment: upholding a constant low level of intoxication.
Style: unusual plot structure, semi serious, ironic, thought provoking, entertaining ...
Plot: teacher, alcohol abuse, drinking alcohol, drinking, drunkenness, group of friends, experiment gone awry, alcohol, friendship, experiment, teacher student relationship, new life ...
Place: eastern europe
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 9.2
 383K
Rick and Morty (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: An animated series that follows the exploits of a super scientist and his not-so-bright grandson.
Style: offbeat, humorous, entertaining, absurd, odd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mad scientist, scientist, dark humor, graphic violence, adventure, time travel, prodigy, family relations, relatives, grandfather grandson relationship, satire, imaginary ...
Place: usa
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The Willoughbys (2020)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: Canada, USA, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When the four Willoughby children are abandoned by their selfish parents, they must learn how to adapt their Old-Fashioned values to the contemporary world in order to create something new: The Modern Family.
Style: touching, unusual plot structure, funny, whimsical
Audience: family outing
Plot: abusive parent, siblings relations, parents and children, nanny, friendship, new life, search and rescue, teamwork, orphan, eccentric family, three brothers, obsessive quest ...
Place: mount everest
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 8.1
 9K
Tabula Rasa (2017)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Belgium
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A psychological thriller about Mie, a young woman with amnesia who is locked up in a secure psychiatric hospital. Mie is visited by Detective Inspector Wolkers who claims she was the last person seen with the vanished Thomas Spectre. As a witness ...
Style: psychological thriller, unusual plot structure, disturbing, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: mental institution, family relations, missing person, missing man, amnesia, memory lapse, sketching, female singer, illness, private detective, memory, fear ...
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 6.8
 802
Blend S (2017)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: High school girl Maika Sakuranomiya has trouble finding a part-time job because of how scary she looks when smiling. However, she is scouted one day by an Italian man who is also the manager of Stile, a café where its waitresses are given unique ...
Style: unusual plot structure, entertaining, touching, captivating, humorous
Plot: waitress, slice of life, cafeteria, ambition, rich and poor, friendship, strong female lead, workplace situations, supportive coworker, relationship vs career, colleague colleague relationship, family relations ...
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 6.7
 2K
Snapshots (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Rose spends her days fishing near the beautiful lake house she’s called home for 50 years. She’s not getting any younger and her daughter Patti worries about Rose being all alone, but the stubborn matriarch will not sell. There are memories here ...
Style: psychological, sincere, touching, unusual plot structure, tense
Plot: lesbian romance, lesbian sex, lgbt, mother daughter relationship, lake, secret, lake house, flashback sequence, fishing, memories, deep cleavage, smoking weed ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: missouri
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 8.9
 4K
The Untamed (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: In a land dominated by the mighty Wen clan, a young man named Wei Wuxian strikes up an unconventional friendship with justice-loving Lan Wangji. When the duo unexpectedly stumbles across evidence implicating the Wen clan’s chief in a plot to bring ...
Style: yaoi, unusual plot structure, suspense, captivating, visually appealing
Plot: martial artist, homosexual subtext, magical power, heroes, reincarnation, magic, young man, exorcist, talent, chinese, death, fantasy world ...
Place: ancient china, china
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Above the Shadows (2019)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A young woman who has faded to the point of becoming invisible must find her way back with the help of the one man who can see her.
Style: unusual plot structure, touching, captivating
Plot: invisibility, invisible, wrestler, mixed martial arts, machismo, parents and children, family relations, tough guy, couple relations, invisible man, muscleman, male objectification ...
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 6.8
 14K
Point Blank (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Samuel Pierret is a nurse who saves the wrong guy – a thief whose henchmen take Samuel's pregnant wife hostage to force him to spring their boss from the hospital. A race through the subways and streets of Paris ensues, and the body count ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, rough, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: race against time, on the run, hospital, woman in danger, danger, life turned upside down, survival, confined, unlikely partners, wanted, ransom, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france, europe, california, tokyo
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 8.0
 721K
The Revenant (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Western
Country: USA, Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 156 min.
Story: In the 1820s, a frontiersman, Hugh Glass, sets out on a path of vengeance against those who left him for dead after a bear mauling.
Style: atmospheric, rough, suspenseful, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, wilderness, vengeance, lone hero, violence, snow, bear attack, native american, obsessive quest, beautiful scenery, hunter, grizzly bear ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s
Place: usa
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 8.3
 155K
Incendies (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, War
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A mother's last wishes send twins Jeanne and Simon on a journey to Middle East in search of their tangled roots. Adapted from Wajdi Mouawad's acclaimed play, Incendies tells the powerful and moving tale of two young adults' voyage to ...
Style: psychological, twists and turns, disturbing, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: rape, incest rape, twins, torture, massacre, pregnant from rape, incest, prison, self discovery, family relations, son, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary, 70s, 20th century, 21st century, year 1970 ...
Place: middle east, lebanon, montreal quebec, montreal, canada
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 7.6
 63K
13 Assassins (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan, UK
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A bravado period action film set at the end of Japan's feudal era in which a group of unemployed samurai are enlisted to bring down a sadistic lord and prevent him from ascending to the throne and plunging the country into a war-torn future.
Style: suspenseful, serious, stylized, intense, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: samurai, warrior, massacre, battles, duel, samurai sword, sword fight, battle, martial arts, suicide, mission, violence ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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The Light Between Oceans (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, New Zealand, USA, India, Australia
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A lighthouse keeper and his wife living off the coast of Western Australia raise a baby they rescue from an adrift rowboat.
Style: melancholic, sentimental, heartbreaking, touching, compassionate ...
Plot: lighthouse, love, lighthouse keeper, miscarriage, ocean or sea, isolation, wanting to have children, adoption, trying to get pregnant, island, marriage, moral dilemma ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, year 1918
Place: australia
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The Social Network (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: On a fall night in 2003, Harvard undergrad and computer programming genius Mark Zuckerberg sits down at his computer and heatedly begins working on a new idea. In a fury of blogging and programming, what begins in his dorm room as a small site among ...
Style: clever, intellectual, realistic, serious, talky ...
Plot: rise to the top, computers and web, programmer, computer genius, hacker, ambition, social relations, facebook, corporate world, ego clash, businessman, creator ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2003
Place: harvard university, usa, california, massachusetts, new york ...
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Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Finland, Norway, France, Sweden
Duration: 84 min.
Story: It's the eve of Christmas in northern Finland and an "archeological" dig has just unearthed the real Santa Claus. But this particular Santa isn't the one you want coming to town. When all the local children begin mysteriously ...
Style: humorous, captivating, christmas horror, visually appealing, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: kids
Plot: ancient mystery, christmas, holiday, beast, dark humor, young heroes, legends and myths, tombs and skeletons, buried truth, santa claus, expedition, elf ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: finland, europe
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10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After getting in a car accident, a woman is held in a shelter with two men, who claim the outside world is affected by a widespread chemical attack.
Style: surprise ending, twist ending, suspense, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: apocalypse, alien invasion, post apocalypse, underground bunker, twists & turns, bunker, survivalist, paranoia, bomb shelter, alien, ufo, subterranean ...
Time: 2010s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa
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Of Gods and Men (2010)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: French drama based on the 1996 kidnapping and killing of seven monks in Algeria. A group of Trappist monks reside in the monastery of Tibhirine in Algeria, where they live in harmony with the largely muslim population. When a bloody conflict between ...
Style: thought provoking, sincere, captivating, meditative, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: monk, terrorism, clergy, monastery, faith, hostage, execution, muslim, evacuation, peace, political unrest, social relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1996
Place: algeria, palestine, france
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 7.7
 219K
Airplane! (1980)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Alcoholic pilot, Ted Striker has developed a fear of flying due to wartime trauma, but nevertheless boards a passenger jet in an attempt to woo back his stewardess girlfriend. Food poisoning decimates the passengers and crew, leaving it up to ...
Style: parody, humorous, absurd, funny, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: airplane, stewardess, air disaster, catastrophe, pilot, passenger, fear of flying, landing, rescue, heroes, goofy hero, danger ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: chicago illinois, los angeles
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The Illusionist (2010)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy
Country: France, UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Scotland, late 1950s. A struggling illusionist visits an isolated community and meets a young lady who is convinced that he is a real magician.
Style: stylized, touching, sentimental, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: preschoolers
Plot: loneliness, magical, magician, friendship, coming of age, artists and showbiz, odd couple, french, age difference, art, stage, frustration ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1959
Place: england, paris france, france, scotland, big ben london ...
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Rosario + Vampire Capu2 (2008)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Tskune accidentally gets on a bus to a school of monsters.
Style: ecchi, surprise ending, exciting, captivating, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: vampire, school, harem, jealousy, female nudity, supernatural, monster, witch, magic, split personality, transformation, high school ...
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