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, captivating, suspenseful, disturbing, suspense and exciting films and TV shows about / with murder, male nudity, violence, obsession, female nudity, death, flashback, storytelling, photograph and nudity (full frontal - brief) plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as unusual plot structure: A Very Potter Musical (2009), Common Wealth (2000), Marshland (2014), The Willoughbys (2020), TripTank (2014), Altered States of Plaine (2012), Above the Shadows (2019), Bakerman (2016), In My Room (2018), Rosario + Vampire Capu2 (2008).

List of unusual plot structure movies

A Very Potter Musical (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 166 min.
Story: In April 2009, a group of University of Michigan students (Team StarKid) performed what was renamed "A Very Potter Musical", a two act musical parody that featured major elements from all seven Harry Potter books and an original score.
Style: visually appealing, unusual plot structure, melancholic, clever, funny ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: wizards, friendship, magic, obsession, fantasy world, adaptation, music, creativity, love, unlikely friendships, vengeance, weird ...
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 7.3
 11K
Common Wealth (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Julia finds 300 million pesetas hidden in a dead man's house while selling an apartment. She's a 40-ish real estate agent now forced to face the wrath of a very peculiar community (of neighbors), headed by an unscrupulous administrator. ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, unusual plot structure, enigmatic, bleak ...
Plot: real estate agent, greed, neighbor, crimes, crime, deadly, dishonesty, fish out of water, murder, stolen money, conflict, conspiracy ...
Time: 90s
Place: spain, madrid, europe, tokyo, latin america ...
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 7.3
 29K
Marshland (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The Spanish deep South, 1980. A series of brutal murders of adolescent girls in a remote and forgotten town bring together two disparate characters - both detectives in the homicide division - to investigate the cases. With deep divisions in their ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: police investigation, serial killer, investigation, crime, partners, kidnapping, crimes, disappearance, partners against crime, woman in danger, murder, deadly ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: spain
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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: unusual plot structure, funny, whimsical, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: siblings relations, abusive parent, nanny, parents and children, eccentric family, friendship, orphan, search and rescue, obsessive quest, teamwork, new life, zeppelin ...
Place: mount everest
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 6.3
 1K
TripTank (2014)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: USA
Story: TripTank is Comedy Central’s newest animated experience, executive produced by ShadowMachine’s Alex Bulkley and Corey Campodonico. The weekly, eight-episode half-hour series, showcases a wide range of fast-paced, hard-hitting animated comedy ...
Style: humorous, not serious, dark humor, entertaining, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: teens
Plot: silly humor, satire, disorder, multiple storylines, adventure, computer animation
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: whimsical, atmospheric, captivating, colourful, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: fantasy world, muppets, puppet, resistance, crystal, good versus evil, save the world, journey, power struggle, fictional planet, danger, doll ...
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Altered States of Plaine (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A young man on the run from a mysterious government agency is desperate to find the cure for a condition that causes him to wake up at random places around the world when he falls asleep.
Style: thought provoking, suspense, unusual plot structure, exciting, tense ...
Plot: teleportation, hallucination, schizophrenic, professor, paranoia, craziness, alternate reality, psychological trauma, brutality, alien, neo noir, pursuit ...
Place: paris france, new york, venice, italy, switzerland ...
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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: touching, captivating, unusual plot structure
Plot: invisibility, invisible, tough guy, wrestler, mixed martial arts, machismo, family relations, parents and children, couple relations, testosterone, male objectification, muscleman
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 7.9
 61
Bakerman (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Denmark
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Jens has a midlife crisis and chooses to settle some old debts.
Style: suspense, ambiguous ending, unusual plot structure, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: superhero, killer, serial killer, love, violence, forbidden love, morality, neo noir, city, loneliness, racial slur, vigilante ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: copenhagen, denmark, europe
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 6.3
 514
In My Room (2018)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Germany, Italy
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Armin, in his fourties, is a freelancer with lots of time and little money. He’s not really happy, but can’t picture living a different life. One morning the world looks the same as always, but mankind has disappeared.
Style: unusual plot structure, controversial, surreal, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: alone, mysterious disappearance, disappearance, father son relationship, demonstration, surrealism, sex scene, male protagonist, goat, nightclub, setting a fire, post punk ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe
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Rosario + Vampire Capu2 (2008)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Tskune accidentally gets on a bus to a school of monsters.
Style: surprise ending, ecchi, unusual plot structure, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: vampire, school, harem, supernatural, jealousy, witch, monster, transformation, split personality, summer vacation, female nudity, werewolf ...
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Swinging Safari (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: 1975: A 200-ton blue whale gets washed up on a local beach and the kids think it’s the biggest thing that’s ever happened in Australia. Behind closed doors, the Mums and Dads of a quiet suburban street are going to celebrate in their own special ...
Style: sexy, light, entertaining, erotic, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: wife swapping, swinger, beach, husband wife relationship, parent child relationship, swinger couple, drinking, whale, chain smoking, open marriage, swingers, suburban life ...
Time: 70s
Place: australia
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 4K
Driven (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: Puerto Rico, UK, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: FBI informant Jim Hoffman lures troubled automobile magnate John DeLorean to an undercover sting for cocaine trafficking.
Style: realistic, twists and turns, based on true events, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fbi, crimes, money, fight, rivalry, greed, danger, brutality, drugs, politics, cocaine, trial
Place: california
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A View of Love (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Happily married with a daughter, Marc is a successful real estate agent in Aix-en-Provence. One day, he has an appointment with a woman to view a traditional country house. A few hours later, Marc finally puts a name to her face. It's Cathy, ...
Style: atmospheric, captivating, psychological, unusual plot structure, tense ...
Plot: missing person, dishonesty, haunted by the past, uncover truth, couple relations, couples, investigation, childhood love, teenage crush, repressed memory, romance, family relations ...
Time: 80s, 1960s, 60s
Place: algeria, france, europe, nice france
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 5.0
 257
Golden Youth (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Rose, a 16-year-old girl who was abandoned by her parents and taken in by social services, and her fiancé, 22-year-old Michel, are enjoying their first great and innocent love affair in Paris in 1979, at the height of the popularity of the Le ...
Style: melancholic, disturbing, sexy, unusual plot structure
Plot: swinger couple, wife swapping, nightclub, drugs, older woman younger man sex, sex scene, youth, relationships, money, escapades, wife husband relationship, disco ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1979
Place: paris france
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Short Stories (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: Russia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young writer brings a collection of short stories to a big Moscow publishing house. The manuscript stays at the office and mysteriously influences the lives of anyone who opens it and reads at least one page. There are four stories in the ...
Style: unusual plot structure, psychological, thought provoking, captivating, feel good
Audience: chick flick
Plot: publisher, corruption, bribe, multiple storylines, librarian, family relations, couples, family life, plan, society, older man younger woman relationship, storytelling ...
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The People vs. Fritz Bauer (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: It is the late 1950s. Flourishing under the economic miracle, Germany grows increasingly apathetic about confronting the horrors of its recent past. Nevertheless, Fritz Bauer doggedly devotes his energies to bringing the Third Reich to justice. One ...
Style: suspense, rough, unusual plot structure, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: war criminal, nazi, death threat, murder, justice, courtroom, human rights, crimes, rivalry, danger, dishonesty, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 50s, 60s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: buenos aires argentina, israel, west germany, frankfurt germany
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 5.9
 6K
Prevenge (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A pregnant widow, believing herself to be guided by her unborn child, embarks on a homicidal rampage.
Style: unusual plot structure, exciting, suspenseful, tense, disturbing ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: severed penis, revenge, female protagonist, pregnancy, pregnant woman, murder, hospital, newborn, baby, childbirth, pregnancy and birth, climbing ...
Time: contemporary
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 7.3
 4K
Greater (2016)
Genre: Biography, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Greater – The story of Brandon Burlsworth, possibly the greatest walk-on in the history of college football.
Style: visually appealing, unusual plot structure, captivating, light, psychological
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: american football, religion, athlete, student, student athlete, university student, team, sport, athlete and trainer, sport team, cheesecake, two brothers ...
Time: contemporary
Place: arkansas
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Dead Rising: Endgame (2016)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Investigative reporter Chase Carter must stop a secret government conspiracy in the zombie infested quarantine zone of East Mission City.
Style: unusual plot structure, disturbing, suspense, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: zombie, news reporter, zombie apocalypse, life is a bitch, catastrophe, danger, apocalypse, zombie attack, death, society, hopes, destiny ...
Time: contemporary
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The Last Movie Star (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Vic Edwards was one of the biggest movie stars in the world, known for his mustachioed good looks and cocky swagger. With his Hollywood glory a distant memory, the now-octogenarian Vic is prompted to reassess his life with the passing of his beloved ...
Style: psychological, unusual plot structure, disturbing, tense, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: old man, nostalgia, washed up star, hollywood, aging, celebrity, depression, actor's life, injury, loneliness, artists and showbiz, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary
Place: nashville tennessee
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Tour de Pharmacy (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 39 min.
Story: A mockumentary that chronicles the prevalence of doping in the world of professional cycling.
Style: psychological, disturbing, unusual plot structure, humorous, captivating
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: cycling, riding a bicycle, steroids, bicycle, drug abuse, male objectification, cyclist, doping, sport, ambition, obsession, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
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Eromanga Sensei (2017)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: This "sibling romantic comedy" revolves around Masamune Izumi, a light novel author in high school. Masamune's little sister is Sagiri, a shut-in girl who hasn't left her room for an entire year. She even forces her brother to ...
Style: entertaining, captivating, humorous, unusual plot structure, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: brother sister relationship, love affair, love and romance, fall in love, teenage life, friendship, disorder, youth, teenager, society, family, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan
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 6.3
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Tenderness (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A retired lawyer becomes friends with a young wife who has just moved in the adjacent apartment with her family.
Style: unusual plot structure, psychological, captivating, suspenseful
Audience: chick flick
Plot: stereotypes, family tragedy, lifestyle, cynicism, parents and children, murder, father daughter relationship, father son relationship, self discovery, life philosophy, idealism, social relations ...
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 5.1
 1K
Magellan (2017)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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: disturbing, exciting, suspenseful, unusual plot structure, suspense
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: nasa, artificial intelligence, moon, outer space, alien planet, mission, astronaut, spacesuit, space station, planet, space travel, first contact ...
Time: contemporary
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The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Jimmie Fails dreams of reclaiming the Victorian home his grandfather built in the heart of San Francisco. Joined on his quest by his best friend Mont, Jimmie searches for belonging in a rapidly changing city that seems to have left them behind.
Style: dark humor, psychological, unusual plot structure, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: racism, african american, friendship, society, friends, rivalry, heroes, courage, one against many, ethnic slur, settler, male friendship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco
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Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: With the 70s behind him, San Diego's top rated newsman, Ron Burgundy, returns to take New York's first 24-hour news channel by storm.
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, surreal, cynical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: journalist, journalism, media satire, rivalry, dog, friendship, jealousy, newsroom, tv news, media, parody, satire ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1979, year 1980, 70s ...
Place: new york, california, usa, manhattan new york city, san diego california
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 6.6
 156K
RED 2 (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, France, Canada
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Retired C.I.A. agent Frank Moses reunites his unlikely team of elite operatives for a global quest to track down a missing portable nuclear device.
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, realistic, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, secret agents, hitman, espionage, spy, mercenary, secret service, exploding airplane, nuclear, agent, silly humor, top secret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia, england, paris france, usa, washington d.c. ...
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 5.4
 3K
Inheritance (2020)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A patriarch of a wealthy and powerful family suddenly passes away, leaving his wife and daughter with a shocking secret inheritance that threatens to unravel and destroy their lives.
Style: twists and turns, atmospheric, disturbing, enigmatic, complex ...
Plot: family secret, hidden truth, dark secret, daughter, bribery, murder, conspiracy, breaking the fourth wall, riddles and clues, weird, connection, reflection ...
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 8.1
 30K
Fitzcarraldo (1982)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: West Germany, Peru
Duration: 158 min.
Story: Fitzcarraldo, a dreamer who plans to bring opera and Enrico Caruso to the South American jungles. With limited funding, he must figure out how to finance the opera house, and ultimately decides to capitalize on South America's rubber ...
Style: tense, stylized, serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: jungle, amazon, steamship, amazon river, dreams, boat, obsessive quest, hopes, blind ambition, adventure, mad, leadership ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: peru, latin america, south america, brazil
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