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, weird, thought provoking, visually appealing, tense and psychological films and TV shows about / with death, suspense, twists and turns, storytelling, catastrophe, mentor, dialogue, murder, violence and survival plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Sci-Fi genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as unusual plot structure: The Game (1997), Mr. Nobody (2009), Tucker and Dale vs Evil (2010), Paul (2011), 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016), Four Lions (2010), I Saw the Devil (2010), La Belle Époque (2019), Incendies (2010), Irrational Man (2015).

List of unusual plot structure movies

The Game (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In honor of his birthday, San Francisco banker Nicholas Van Orton, a financial genius and a coldhearted loner, receives an unusual present from his younger brother, Conrad -- a gift certificate to play a unique kind of game. In nearly a nanosecond, ...
Style: psychological, surprise ending, twist ending, suspenseful, intellectual ...
Plot: twists and turns, psychology, manipulation, suspense, mind game, game, uncover truth, scheme, life turned upside down, life philosophy, existentialism, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco, usa, california, mexico, seattle
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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: psychological, thought provoking, surreal, philosophical, mind bending ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: destiny, time, philosophy, alternate reality, surrealism, depression, butterfly effect, utopia, multiple outcomes, life changing experience, twists and turns, bittersweet ...
Time: future, year 1975, 20th century, 21st century
Place: canada
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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, kids, boys' night
Plot: dark humor, death, nothing goes right, youth, vacation, friends, group of friends, student, peril, accidental killing, chainsaw, freak accident ...
Time: 21st century
Place: canada, usa, west virginia
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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, parody, entertaining, unusual plot structure, thought provoking ...
Audience: teens, kids, date night
Plot: alien, benign alien, chase, road trip, special agents, first contact, friendship, buddies, space travel, alien encounter, friends, alien invasion ...
Time: 80s, 1940s, future, year 2009, year 1947 ...
Place: nevada, usa, austin texas, arizona, wyoming ...
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10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, 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, unusual plot structure, psychological, twist ending, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: apocalypse, post apocalypse, alien invasion, suspense, alien, end of the world, kidnapping, bunker, paranoia, survivalist, bomb shelter, strong female character ...
Time: 2010s
Place: louisiana, usa, new orleans
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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: unusual plot structure, humorous, funny, surreal, not serious ...
Plot: terrorism, suicide, bomb, stupidity, farce, recruit, comedy of errors, sarcasm, religion, twists and turns, goofy hero, training ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century
Place: england, london, yorkshire, pakistan, northern england ...
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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: psychological, bleak, disturbing, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: date night
Plot: revenge, serial killer, vengeance, murder, violence, psychopath, extreme violence, brutality, strong violent content, mercilessness, macabre, suspense ...
Time: 21st century
Place: south korea, korea, asia
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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, psychological ...
Plot: husband wife conflict, actress, sex orgy, orgy, dinner, nostalgia, romanticism, theater, party, husband wife relationship, drugs, memories ...
Place: france
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Incendies (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
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: disturbing, psychological, unusual plot structure, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: prison, rape, torture, twists and turns, incest, incest rape, last will and testament, brother sister relationship, pregnant from rape, psychology, family problems, civil war ...
Time: year 1970, year 2009, 70s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: middle east, canada, lebanon, quebec, montreal
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Irrational Man (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: On a small town college campus, a philosophy professor in existential crisis gives his life new purpose when he enters into a relationship with his student.
Style: philosophical, romantic, unusual plot structure, talky, psychological ...
Plot: professor, murder, depression, suspense, philosophy, russian roulette, plot twist, college, teachers and students, unlikely friendships, loneliness, writers ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: usa, rhode island, england
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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, tense, touching, captivating
Plot: machismo, invisibility, invisible man, invisible, male objectification, family relations, parents and children, mixed martial arts, supernatural ability, private detective, private investigation, supernatural power ...
Place: new york
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A Teacher (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 248 min.
TV show
Story: Claire Wilson, a young teacher at a suburban Texas high school, begins an affair with her student, Eric Walker. But their relationship accelerates faster than anticipated and the permanent damage becomes impossible to ignore.
Style: unusual plot structure, sexy, suspenseful, psychological
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, teacher student sex, older woman teenage boy sex, oral sex, older woman teenage boy relationship, teacher student relationship, horny wife, older woman younger man sex, teenage sexuality, dangerous attraction, sexually dissatisfied wife, cheating wife ...
Time: year 2013
Place: texas
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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: thought provoking, unusual plot structure, dark, disturbing, visually appealing ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: vengeance, revenge, teachers and students, grief, twists and turns, japanese schoolgirl, dead daughter, bullying, child murder, teenage murderer, juvenile delinquency, teacher ...
Time: 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo
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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, mind bending, twist ending, mind blowing, tense ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: time paradox, time travel, time, save the world, time loop, alternate timeline, terrorism, cia agent, quantum physics, espionage, mission, time traveler ...
Time: future, 2020s, 2010s
Place: mumbai india, los angeles, india, vietnam, london ...
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The Light Between Oceans (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, India, Australia, New Zealand, USA
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: touching, sentimental, heartbreaking, melancholic, depressing ...
Audience: girls' night, kids, chick flick, date night
Plot: lighthouse, love, lighthouse keeper, missing child, husband wife relationship, island, mother love, trying to get pregnant, isolation, adaptation, motherhood, miscarriage ...
Time: 1920s, victorian era, 20th century, year 1918
Place: australia
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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: captivating, enigmatic, psychotronic, unusual plot structure, tense ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen fantasy
Plot: distopia, post apocalypse, mind reading, wilderness, fantasy world, distant planet, attempted escape, swamp, space, teenager, jealousy, farmer ...
Time: 23rd century
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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, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Plot: mental institution, missing person, family relations, missing man, amnesia, female singer, memory loss, fear, illness, memory lapse, memory, diary ...
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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 ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, ghost, witch, haunted house, vampire, evil force, death, insanity, serial killer, mental institution, witchcraft, coven ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 2013, year 1964, year 1952 ...
Place: new orleans, los angeles, usa, massachusetts, florida ...
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What Every Frenchwoman Wants (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Roger is a 16-year-old who seeks to lose his virginity in this softcore erotic drama. His initial efforts are unsuccessful, but World War I breaks out and men are seen marching off to battle. Roger goes overboard when he is presented with several ...
Style: erotic, sex comedy, captivating, unusual plot structure, sexy ...
Audience: adult
Plot: sex, erotica, incest, older woman teenage boy sex, older woman younger man sex, teenage sexuality, sexual awakening, summer vacation, brother sister sex, teenage protagonist, masturbation, coming of age ...
Time: 1910s
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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: unusual plot structure, suspenseful, atmospheric, captivating, disturbing ...
Audience: kids, date night
Plot: christmas, ancient mystery, holiday, beast, suspense, twists and turns, finnish, snow, winter, young heroes, legends and myths, hidden truth ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: finland, europe
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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: anime, unusual plot structure, captivating, exciting, light
Audience: teens, preschoolers
Plot: writers, society, friendship, librarian, magic, reincarnation, fictional country, fantasy world, teenager, body swapping, sister sister relationship, teenage girl ...
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The Wave (2019)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A man on the verge of a promotion takes a mysterious hallucinogenic drug that begins to tear down his reality and expose his life for what it really is.
Style: psychedelic, surreal, captivating, unusual plot structure, suspenseful ...
Plot: drug trip, hallucinogenic drug, karma, psychedelia, drugs, time travel, surrealism, husband wife relationship, acid trip, hallucination, suspense, dealer ...
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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: unusual plot structure, intense, visually appealing, harsh, tense ...
Plot: samurai, sword fight, samurai sword, warrior, seppuku, battles, martial arts, revenge, fight, massacre, shogun, swordsman ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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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, serious, harsh, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, student, uncover truth, death, missing person, investigation, natural disaster, hiking, escapades, ancient mystery, found footage, group of friends ...
Time: year 1959, 50s, 20th century
Place: russia, ussr
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Inside Man: Most Wanted (2019)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An NYPD hostage negotiator teams up with a federal agent to rescue dozens of tourists held hostage during a 10-hour seige at the U.S. Federal Reserve.
Style: captivating, unusual plot structure, disturbing, exciting, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: bank robbery, heist, bank, robbery, police officer, black cop, suspense, gang, hostage situation, twists and turns, power, revenge ...
Time: 2010s
Place: manhattan new york city, new york
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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, captivating, unusual plot structure, visually appealing, xianxia ...
Plot: homosexual subtext, chinese, heroes, exorcist, martial artist, young man, talent, magical power, past, coping, reincarnation, fantasy world ...
Place: ancient china, china
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Tremors 4: The Legend Begins (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: This prequel of the bone-chilling Tremors begins in the town of Rejection, Nev., in 1889, where 17 men die under mysterious circumstances. Spooked by recent events, the miners who populate the town leave in droves until there's nothing left but ...
Style: unusual plot structure, semi serious, suspenseful, scary, humorous ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: monster, small town, creature, life & death, redemption, chase, creature feature, supernatural, goofy hero, escapades, human versus monster, rescue ...
Time: 1880s, future
Place: usa, nevada
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Iron Sky (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Finland, Germany, Australia, France, Norway, Belgium, Denmark, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In the last moments of World War II, a secret Nazi space program evaded destruction by fleeing to the Dark Side of the Moon. During 70 years of utter secrecy, the Nazis construct a gigantic space fortress with a massive armada of flying saucers.
Style: humorous, absurd, satirical, unusual plot structure, clever ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: nazi, space, space travel, flying saucer, steampunk, ufo, invasion, nazism, moon, alternate reality, german, astronaut ...
Time: future, near future, 2010s, 21st century
Place: germany, new york, washington d.c., usa
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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, intense, unusual plot structure, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, hospital, survival, race against time, hostage, on the run, twists and turns, woman in danger, life turned upside down, suspense, unlikely partners, confined ...
Time: 21st century
Place: paris france, france, europe, tokyo, california
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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: sincere, thought provoking, unusual plot structure, meditative, visually appealing ...
Plot: monk, monastery, faith, religion, clergy, muslim, christian, islam, courage, idealism, hostage, evacuation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1996
Place: algeria, france, palestine
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