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, twists and turns and visually appealing films and TV shows about / with death, violence, danger, storytelling, friendship, flashback, murder, survival, blood and father son relationship plots mostly in Drama, Adventure and Comedy genres shot in USA, Japan, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as unusual plot structure: Tenet (2020), Tucker and Dale vs. Evil (2010), Ascendance of a Bookworm (2019), I Saw the Devil (2010), American Horror Story (2011), The Untamed (2019), Paul (2011), Magellan (2017), Mosley (2019), Locked Up: The Oasis (2020).

List of unusual plot structure movies

Tenet (2020)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
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, tense, twists and turns ...
Plot: time paradox, time loop, cia agent, time travel, quantum physics, time, alternate timeline, terrorism, save the world, apocalypse, terrorist, mission ...
Time: 2010s, 2020s
Place: mumbai india, india, vietnam, kiev ukraine, london ...
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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, unusual plot structure, funny, slasher ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: dark humor, nothing goes right, death, vacation, disorder, youth, friends, student, accidental killing, peril, buddies, stupidity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: west virginia, usa
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Ascendance of a Bookworm (2019)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Avid bookworm and college student Motosu Urano ends up dying in an unforeseen accident. This came right after the news that she would finally be able to work as a librarian as she had always dreamed of. When she regained consciousness, she was ...
Style: unusual plot structure, captivating, exciting, light
Audience: teens
Plot: reincarnation, magic, librarian, teenager, body swapping, teenage girl, writers, society, adventure, fictional country, sister sister relationship, friendship ...
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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, rough, serious, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: revenge, serial killer, murder, vengeance, violence, extreme violence, brutality, psychopath, cat and mouse, strong violent content, mercilessness, sadism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea, south korea
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American Horror Story (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: American Horror Story is an anthology horror drama series.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, scary, tense, captivating ...
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, mental institution, death, ghost, witch, insanity, nightmare, evil, evil force, nun, coven ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 60s, year 2013 ...
Place: new orleans, los angeles, usa, massachusetts, north carolina ...
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The Untamed (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
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, captivating, suspense, visually appealing
Plot: homosexual subtext, magical power, martial artist, reincarnation, heroes, exorcist, chinese, young man, talent, magic, coping, fantasy world ...
Place: ancient china, china
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Paul (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: For the past 60 years, a space-traveling smart-ass named Paul has been locked up in a top-secret military base, advising world leaders about his kind. But when he worries he’s outlived his usefulness and the dissection table is drawing ...
Style: funny, unusual plot structure, parody, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: benign alien, alien, first contact, alien encounter, ufo, special agents, chase, friends, space and aliens, disorder, buddies, hitchhiker ...
Time: 21st century, 80s, contemporary, year 1980, 1940s ...
Place: nevada, usa, san diego california, austin texas, england ...
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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, suspenseful, disturbing, exciting, suspense
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: alien planet, artificial intelligence, nasa, outer space, planet, mission, first contact, space travel, astronaut, moon, space station, spacesuit ...
Time: contemporary
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Mosley (2019)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: New Zealand, China
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The film tells the story of Mosley, a "thoriphant" who rebels against his life of servitude and embarks on a treacherous journey to find the fabled city of Uprights.
Style: unusual plot structure, exciting, captivating, disturbing, visually appealing ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: adventure, fantasy world, heroes, violence, dishonesty, fight, friends, society, brutality, friendship, auction, city ...
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Locked Up: The Oasis (2020)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 45 min.
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, captivating, atmospheric, serious, scenic
Audience: family outing, boys' night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: women, robbery, female criminal, plan gone wrong, crimes, freedom, heist gone wrong, escapades, rivalry, plan gone awry, friendship, enemy ...
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Isekai Cheat Magician (2019)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: As regular high school students Taichi and Rin disappeared in a beam of light. When they came to, the two of them were already in a world of swords and magic. Finally getting away after experiencing an attack by monsters, following the suggestion of ...
Style: unusual plot structure, talky, entertaining, sweet, fairy tale ...
Plot: magician, magical, battles, parallel world, adventure, magic, young heroes, monster, supernatural ability, strength, supernatural, teamwork ...
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Chaos Walking (2021)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada, Hong Kong, Luxembourg
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Two unlikely companions embark on a perilous adventure through the badlands of an unexplored planet as they try to escape a dangerous and disorienting reality, where all inner thoughts are seen and heard by everyone.
Style: unusual plot structure, captivating, enigmatic, psychotronic, thought provoking ...
Plot: post apocalypse, wilderness, distopia, mind reading, fantasy world, adventure, attempted escape, distant planet, surrealism, outer space, space colony, swamp ...
Time: 23rd century
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Dead Mountain: The Dyatlov Pass Incident (2020)
Genre: Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 54 min.
TV show
Story: Russia, 1959. A KGB major investigates the mysterious deaths of a group of nine student hikers in the Ural Mountains. Troubled by his past as a WWII veteran, he has a sixth sense and death seems to follow him around as he digs deeper into the ...
Style: bad ending, harsh, unusual plot structure, tense, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ancient mystery, student, uncover truth, investigation, death, natural disaster, mountain, survival, missing person, ex military, hiking, mystery ...
Time: year 1959
Place: russia
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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: entertaining, light, captivating, unusual plot structure
Plot: dating, past life, video game, aristocrat, memories, female villain, obsessive quest, school, romance, villain played by lead actor
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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, atmospheric, scenic ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: angel, mythical creature, crusade, teenage girl, demon, nun, religion and supernatural, battles, religion, supernatural, supernatural power, superhero ...
Place: spain, vatican
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Antlers (2021)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A young teacher discovers that her troubled student's father and younger brother harbor a deadly supernatural secret. Taking the boy into her care, the teacher must fight for their survival against horrors beyond imagination.
Style: unusual plot structure, scary, suspense, mystical, bleak ...
Plot: monster, native american, superstition, creature, sheriff, fear, supernatural horror, supernatural, myth, meth lab, missing child, supernatural power ...
Place: oregon
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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, captivating, touching, tense
Plot: invisibility, invisible man, invisible, wrestler, mixed martial arts, machismo, family relations, parents and children, supernatural power, supernatural ability, private detective, private investigation ...
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Four Lions (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Four Lions tells the story of a group of British jihadists who push their abstract dreams of glory to the breaking point. As the wheels fly off, and their competing ideologies clash, what emerges is an emotionally engaging (and entirely plausible) ...
Style: humorous, unusual plot structure, not serious, satirical, funny ...
Plot: terrorism, muslim, recruit, stupidity, comedy of errors, bomb, dark humor, satire, suicide, farce, goofy hero, dimwit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: england, pakistan, yorkshire, europe, northern england ...
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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: life philosophy, philosophy, mentor, transformation, loneliness, corruption, life & death, violence, culture clash, family, childhood, race issues ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
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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, ironic, semi serious, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: group of friends, experiment, friendship, teacher, alcohol abuse, drunkenness, binge drinking, experiment gone awry, teacher student relationship, scientific experiment, nothing goes right, new life ...
Time: year 2011, year 2013
Place: copenhagen, denmark, eastern europe
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To Your Eternity (2021)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: An immortal being was sent to the surface of the earth and met a boy living alone in the middle of tundra. The being can take the shape of dying things, but only if the "impetus" is stronger than the previous one. What sort of experiences ...
Style: captivating, unusual plot structure, disturbing, psychological
Plot: reincarnation, eternity, immortality, evolution, eternal life, supernatural, transformation, mutation, philosophy, friendship, fantasy world, survival ...
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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: humorous, entertaining, absurd, cynical, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mad scientist, dark humor, scientist, time travel, prodigy, adventure, graphic violence, satire, family relations, relatives, grandfather grandson relationship, escapades ...
Place: usa
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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, suspense, twist ending, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: apocalypse, post apocalypse, underground bunker, alien invasion, survivalist, bunker, bomb shelter, paranoia, captive, conspiracy theory, alien, ufo ...
Time: 2010s
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana
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Confessions (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A psychological thriller of a grieving mother turned cold-blooded avenger with a twisty master plan to pay back those who were responsible for her daughter's death.
Style: bleak, atmospheric, twists and turns, serious, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vengeance, teachers and students, grief, mystery, child murder, social decay, unlikely criminals, juvenile delinquency, mentally unstable, crime and punishment, social problems, teacher ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo
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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: philosophical, mind bending, surreal, thought provoking, psychological ...
Audience: date night
Plot: depression, destiny, surrealism, alternate reality, life changing experience, utopia, philosophy, parallel world, love and romance, teenage love, time, death ...
Time: future, 21st century, 20th century, year 1975
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The Willoughbys (2020)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, 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, satirical, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: abusive parent, siblings relations, parents and children, mischievous children, nanny, friendship, search and rescue, new life, teamwork, orphan, eccentric family, three brothers ...
Place: mount everest
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La Belle Époque (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Victor, a disillusioned sexagenarian, sees his life turned upside down on the day when Antoine, a brilliant entrepreneur, offers him a new kind of attraction: mixing theatrical artifices and historical reconstruction, this company offers his clients ...
Style: unusual plot structure, romantic, humorous, sweet, touching ...
Plot: sex orgy, orgy, sent to the past, husband wife relationship, husband wife conflict, theater, actress, party, dinner, romanticism, drugs, memories ...
Place: france
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The Superdeep (2020)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The film is based on real events when, in the 1970s, the deepest well in the world with a depth of more than 12 thousand meters was drilled in Murmansk Region for research purposes. During drilling, seismic sensors began to pick up strange sounds, ...
Style: mysterious, unusual plot structure, suspense, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: parasite, rescue, supernatural, investigation, changing the future, apocalypse, threat, explorer, struggle for survival, vaccine, medicine, catastrophe ...
Time: 80s, contemporary
Place: russia
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Tabula Rasa (2017)
Genre: Drama, Horror, 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: unusual plot structure, disturbing, tense, surprise ending, twists and turns ...
Plot: mental institution, family relations, missing person, missing man, amnesia, private detective, memory loss, fear, illness, diary, accident, memory lapse ...
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Baki (2018)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: The protagonist, Baki Hanma, trains with an intense focus to become strong enough to surpass his father, Yujiro Hanma, the strongest fighter in the world. Five of the world's most violent and brutal death row inmates are gathering to face Baki. ...
Style: exciting, brutal, suspense, breathtaking, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: martial arts, warrior, fight, underground fighting, battles, contests and competitions, military training, showdown, friends, enemy, male protagonist, fight scenes ...
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