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 friendship, female nudity, fantasy world, love, nudity (full frontal - brief), danger, teenager, murder, crimes and death plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Comedy genres shot in USA, Japan, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as unusual plot structure: Inside Man: Most Wanted (2019), Common Wealth (2000), Marshland (2014), Warrior Nun (2020), Hustlers (2019), Locked Up: The Oasis (2020), Blood Machines (2019), Artemis Fowl (2020), A Mermaid in Paris (2020), Tabula Rasa (2017).

List of unusual plot structure movies

My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! (2020)
Genre: Animation
Country: Japan
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, unusual plot structure, entertaining
Plot: dating, school, romance, memories, obsessive quest, video game, female villain, past life, aristocrat, villain played by lead actor
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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: unusual plot structure, captivating, twists and turns, disturbing, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: bank robbery, hostage negotiator, police officer, revenge, prison, power, family, fight, police, spy, justice, police corruption ...
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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, murder, fish out of water, deadly, crime, crimes, dishonesty, stolen money, conflict, conspiracy ...
Time: 90s
Place: spain, madrid, europe, tokyo, brazil ...
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 7.3
 30K
Marshland (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, 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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 6.9
 17K
Warrior Nun (2020)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
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, surprise ending, atmospheric ...
Plot: demon, mythical creature, battles, angel, nun, good versus evil, legends and myths, evil force, catholicism, religion, kindness, religion and supernatural ...
Place: spain
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Eko Eko Azarak: Wizard of Darkness (1995)
Genre: Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Misa Kuroi is an adorable high-school girl who arrives at her new school when it is falling under an evil supernatural force. Trying to figure out who's behind the supernatural attack, Misa also has to deal with assumptions by her fellow ...
Style: scary, bleak, tense, unusual plot structure, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, murder, school, teenage life, survival, graphic violence, mystery, deadly, rivalry, youth, good versus evil, supernatural ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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 6.3
 77K
Hustlers (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A crew of savvy former strip club employees band together to turn the tables on their Wall Street clients.
Style: visually appealing, entertaining, unusual plot structure, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: stripper, strip club, vulgarity, wall street, female friendship, shopping, economic crisis, seduction, friend, friendship, dancing, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: year 2008, 2000s, year 2007, year 2011, year 2014 ...
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
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Locked Up: The Oasis (2020)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Spain
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, girls' night, boys' night, chick flick
Plot: women, robbery, female criminal, female villain, burglar, plan gone wrong, foe turned friend, crimes, heist gone wrong, freedom, escapades, rivalry ...
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Blood Machines (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Music, Sci-Fi
Country: France
Duration: 50 min.
Story: An artificial intelligence escapes her spaceship to turn into a female ghost and challenges two blade runners to a galactic chase.
Style: visually appealing, unusual plot structure, twists and turns, surreal, tense ...
Plot: artificial intelligence, man versus machine, space wars, emancipation, rebellion, space travel, male female fight, amazon, abstract art, spaceship crash, feminism, woman fights a man ...
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 4.1
 18K
Artemis Fowl (2020)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Artemis Fowl the second, a young Irish criminal mastermind, kidnaps the fairy LEPrecon officer Holly Short for ransom to fund rescuing his father. Once a transaction is made, they go onto a hunt for the evil pixie Opal Koboi and rush to save Artemis ...
Style: captivating, light, colourful, unusual plot structure, atmospheric ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens
Plot: fairy, magic, elf, family, child, mythical creature, disney, ransom, master criminal, fantasy world, boy genius, genius ...
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A Mermaid in Paris (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A man rescues a mermaid in Paris and slowly falls in love with her.
Style: sweet, unusual plot structure, captivating, disturbing, light
Plot: mermaid, love, interspecies romance, rebelliousness, impossible love, fish out of water, fall in love, power of love, mysterious girl, danger, curiosity, magic ...
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 8.1
 7K
Tabula Rasa (2017)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Belgium
Duration: 60 min.
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, surprise ending, tense ...
Plot: mental institution, family relations, missing person, missing man, amnesia, fear, memory loss, memory, accident, memory lapse, sketching, ghosts ...
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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, eccentric family, parents and children, friendship, orphan, new life, obsessive quest, search and rescue, teamwork, moustache ...
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: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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The Space Between Us (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A young man raised by scientists on Mars returns to Earth to find his father.
Style: romantic, futuristic, light, feel good, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, adventure, love story, mars, astronaut, scientist, travel, teenager, space colony, fish out of water, search for father, outer space ...
Time: future, near future
Place: usa, las vegas, california
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 6.7
 18K
Snowpiercer (2020)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Set seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland, the remnants of humanity inhabit a gigantic, perpetually-moving train that circles the globe. Class warfare, social injustice and the politics of survival are questioned in this riveting ...
Style: apocalyptic, unusual plot structure, disaster movie, captivating, depressing ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: post apocalypse, train, based on movie, rebellion, distopia, salvation, ecological disaster, struggle for survival, apocalypse, survival, humanity in peril, class distinction ...
Time: 2020s
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 6.0
 2K
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: captivating, suspense, psychedelic, unusual plot structure, suspenseful ...
Plot: drugs, husband wife relationship, lawyer, dealer, bar, friendship, car accident, death, karma, threat to kill, life insurance, insurance company ...
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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: atmospheric, whimsical, colourful, exciting, confusing ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: fantasy world, muppets, puppet, resistance, crystal, good versus evil, save the world, planet, danger, doll, journey, fictional planet ...
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 7.1
 69
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, captivating, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, killer, superhero, violence, love, forbidden love, sociopath, morality, loneliness, alienation, anger, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: copenhagen, denmark, 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, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: vampire, school, harem, supernatural, monster, witch, jealousy, transformation, split personality, female nudity, summer vacation, 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, erotic, humorous, entertaining ...
Plot: wife swapping, swinger, beach, husband wife relationship, parent child relationship, swinger couple, drinking, whale, chain smoking, suburban life, swingers, surfing ...
Time: 70s
Place: australia
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 6.3
 5K
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: based on true events, realistic, twists and turns, exciting, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fbi, crimes, money, brutality, drugs, rivalry, fight, danger, greed, cocaine, trial, politics
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, uncover truth, haunted by the past, couple relations, investigation, couples, childhood love, teenage crush, repressed memory, romance, family relations ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 1960s
Place: algeria, france, europe, nice france
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 5.0
 265
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, older woman younger man sex, nightclub, drugs, sex scene, youth, wife swapping, relationships, money, wife husband relationship, husband wife relationship, escapades ...
Time: 70s, year 1979, 20th century
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: feel good, unusual plot structure, thought provoking, psychological, captivating
Audience: chick flick
Plot: publisher, corruption, bribe, multiple storylines, plan, supernatural, librarian, family relations, couples, family life, storytelling, older man younger woman relationship ...
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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: captivating, humorous, psychological, unusual plot structure, disturbing
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: cycling, riding a bicycle, steroids, cyclist, male objectification, bicycle, drug abuse, doping, sport, ambition, society, rivalry ...
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: captivating, unusual plot structure, humorous, psychological, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: brother sister relationship, friendship, teenage life, love affair, love and romance, fall in love, youth, teenager, disorder, love, family, mentor ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan
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 6.3
 928
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: captivating, unusual plot structure, psychological, suspenseful
Audience: chick flick
Plot: self discovery, parents and children, life & death, stereotypes, father daughter relationship, idealism, lifestyle, murder, life philosophy, family relations, cynicism, life turned upside down ...
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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: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: nasa, artificial intelligence, moon, outer space, alien planet, mission, astronaut, space travel, spacesuit, planet, space station, 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: unusual plot structure, sincere, captivating, dark humor, psychological ...
Plot: racism, african american, friendship, society, rivalry, friends, ethnic slur, heroes, courage, one against many, skateboard, settler ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco
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