Plot twist movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant plot twist movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out twists and turns, suspense, suspenseful, intense, psychological and clever films and TV shows about / with plot twist, murder, storytelling, twists & turns, mentor, dialogue, chase, secrets, police investigation and violence plots mostly in Thriller, Mystery and Drama genres shot in USA, Germany, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as plot twist: Shutter Island (2010), The Usual Suspects (1995), Exam (2009), Memento (2000), Predestination (2014), Dream House (2011), Timecrimes (2007), The Village (2004), The Prestige (2006), Primal Fear (1996).

List of plot twist movies

 8.2
 1.2M
Shutter Island (2010)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: World War II soldier-turned-U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels investigates the disappearance of a patient from a hospital for the criminally insane, but his efforts are compromised by his troubling visions and also by a mysterious doctor.
Style: psychological, twists and turns, surprise ending, twist ending, suspenseful ...
Plot: mental institution, investigation, mystery, insanity, plot twist, paranoia, psychology, mental illness, psychiatrist, uncover truth, isolation, delusion ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1945 ...
Place: boston
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The Usual Suspects (1995)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Held in an L.A. interrogation room, Verbal Kint attempts to convince the feds that a mythic crime lord, Keyser Soze, not only exists, but was also responsible for drawing him and his four partners into a multi-million dollar heist that ended with an ...
Style: twists and turns, neo noir, surprise ending, confusing, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master criminal, plot twist, heist, crimes, interrogation, manipulations, manipulation, mysterious character, dishonesty, criminal, theft, mystery ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1981, 80s
Place: new york, los angeles, hungary, turkey, manhattan new york city
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 6.8
 109K
Exam (2009)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The final candidates for a highly desirable corporate job are locked together in an exam room and given a test so simple and confusing that tension begins to unravel.
Style: mind bending, psychological, surprise ending, captivating, serious ...
Plot: mind game, plot twist, psychologist, ambition, confinement indoors, mystery, psychology, rivalry, manipulations, surveillance, intrigue, human nature ...
Time: future
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 8.4
 1.2M
Memento (2000)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Suffering short-term memory loss after a head injury, Leonard Shelby embarks on a grim quest to find the lowlife who murdered his wife in this gritty, complex thriller that packs more knots than a hangman's noose. To carry out his plan, Shelby ...
Style: psychological, surprise ending, neo noir, twist ending, tense ...
Plot: plot twist, mystery, twists & turns, memory loss, paranoia, uncover truth, murder, manipulation, haunted by the past, amnesia, vengeance, revenge ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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 7.5
 265K
Predestination (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Predestination chronicles the life of a Temporal Agent sent on an intricate series of time-travel journeys designed to prevent future killers from committing their crimes. Now, on his final assignment, the Agent must stop the one criminal that has ...
Style: twists and turns, surprise ending, mind bending, clever, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, time paradox, time loop, time machine, plot twist, changing the past or future, sent to the past, mysterious character, transsexual, destiny, mission, terrorism ...
Time: 20th century, year 1963, year 1964, year 1945, year 1975 ...
Place: usa, new york, cleveland ohio
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 6.0
 65K
Dream House (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Publisher, Will Atenton quits a lucrative job in New York to relocate his wife, Libby and their daughters to a quaint town in New England. However, as they settle into their home the Atentons discover that a woman and her children were murdered ...
Style: surprise ending, twist ending, twists and turns, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: haunted house, riddles and clues, supernatural, plot twist, memory loss, mystery, murder, nervous breakdown, investigation, family relations, danger, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
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 7.2
 61K
Timecrimes (2007)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A man accidentally gets into a time machine and travels back in time nearly an hour. Finding himself will be the first of a series of disasters of unforeseeable consequences.
Style: suspenseful, twist ending, exciting, twists and turns, suspense ...
Plot: time travel, time loop, plot twist, time machine, mysterious character, threat, stalking, chases and races, disorder, surrealism, scientist, ordinary person ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: spain, europe
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 6.5
 250K
The Village (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When a willful young man tries to venture beyond his sequestered Pennsylvania hamlet, his actions set off a chain of chilling incidents that will alter the community forever.
Style: surprise ending, atmospheric, captivating, enigmatic, twists and turns ...
Plot: plot twist, forest, isolation, psychology, village life, utopia, mysterious place, blind character, village, secret, mystery, fear ...
Time: 2000s, 19th century, 1890s, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, new england
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 8.5
 1.2M
The Prestige (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A mysterious story of two magicians whose intense rivalry leads them on a life-long battle for supremacy -- full of obsession, deceit and jealousy with dangerous and deadly consequences.
Style: twists and turns, surprise ending, twist ending, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: obsession, rivalry, plot twist, uninhibited rivalry, illusion, deception, magic, secret, magical, teleportation, magic trick, diary ...
Time: victorian era, victorian, 20th century, 19th century, 1890s ...
Place: london, england, europe, colorado
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 7.7
 198K
Primal Fear (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: An arrogant, high-powered attorney takes on the case of a poor altar boy found running away from the scene of the grisly murder of the bishop who has taken him in. The case gets a lot more complex when the accused reveals that there may or may not ...
Style: surprise ending, twist ending, twists and turns, neo noir, psychological ...
Plot: legal investigation, split personality, mental illness, courtroom drama, plot twist, lawyer, psychopath, hotshot lawyer, dissociative identity disorder, corruption, court, murder ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
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 7.6
 395K
Saw (2004)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Obsessed with teaching his victims the value of life, a deranged, sadistic serial killer abducts the morally wayward. Once captured, they must face impossible choices in a horrific game of survival. The victims must fight to win their lives back, or ...
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, psychological, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: torture, mind game, serial killer, master criminal, psychopath, insanity, plot twist, game of death, fear, captivity, violent, trapped ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
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 8.3
 341K
Money Heist (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 70 min.
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Story: To carry out the biggest heist in history, a mysterious man called The Professor recruits a band of eight robbers who have a single characteristic: none of them has anything to lose. Five months of seclusion - memorizing every step, every detail, ...
Style: suspense, intense, twists and turns, exciting, tense ...
Plot: heist, perfect crime, bank robbery, master criminal, hostage situation, professor, hostage, criminal heroes, plot twist, stockholm syndrome, strategy, planning ...
Place: spain, madrid, thailand
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The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Framed in the 1940s for the double murder of his wife and her lover, upstanding banker Andy Dufresne begins a new life at the Shawshank prison, where he puts his accounting skills to work for an amoral warden. During his long stretch in prison, ...
Style: captivating, clever, touching, inspirational, uplifting ...
Plot: prison, human spirit, prison escape, false accusation, freedom, powerful ending, prison life, hopes, life is a bitch, existentialism, life sentence, confined ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 60s, 50s, 40s ...
Place: usa, maine, pacific ocean, mexico
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 6.0
 49K
Circle (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Could you trust a jury of your peers with your life? The contestants of a mysterious death game must make harrowing decisions as they strategize for survival in this psychological sci-fi thriller.
Style: psychological, twist ending, suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense ...
Plot: morality, plot twist, survival, survival horror, execution, death, stranger, sole survivor, game of death, memory, prejudice, murder ...
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 6.6
 222K
Glass (2019)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, China
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In a series of escalating encounters, security guard David Dunn uses his supernatural abilities to track Kevin Wendell Crumb, a disturbed man who has twenty-four personalities. Meanwhile, the shadowy presence of Elijah Price emerges as an ...
Style: twist ending, bad ending, surprise ending, psychological, twists and turns ...
Plot: dissociative identity disorder, mental illness, plot twist, psychic, sociopath, villain, super powers, psychology, superhero, mental institution, psychopath, crime fighter ...
Time: 2010s
Place: philadelphia
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The Skeleton Key (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A hospice nurse working at a spooky New Orleans plantation home finds herself entangled in a mystery involving the house's dark past.
Style: surprise ending, twist ending, macabre, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: voodoo, occult, ghost, black magic, supernatural horror, attic, ritual, plot twist, paralysis, rite, soul transference, spell ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: new orleans, louisiana
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 6.5
 44K
Time Lapse (2014)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Three friends discover a mysterious machine that takes pictures 24 hours into the future and conspire to use it for personal gain, until disturbing and dangerous images begin to develop.
Style: twist ending, suspenseful, enigmatic, cerebral, twists and turns ...
Plot: time travel, time machine, time paradox, plot twist, parallel universe, paranoia, gambling, death threat, twists & turns, photograph, greed, blackmail ...
Time: future
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La migliore offerta (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Virgil Oldman is a world renowned antiques expert and auctioneer. An eccentric genius, he leads a solitary life, going to extreme lengths to keep his distance from the messiness of human relationships. When appointed by the beautiful but emotionally ...
Style: twist ending, captivating, psychological, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: loneliness, deception, forgery, art collector, collector, painting, art theft, obsession, mysterious character, cons and scams, solitude, older man younger woman relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 18th century
Place: italy, europe, prague czech republic, vienna, prague
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 6.0
 83K
Hide and Seek (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: David Callaway tries to piece together his life in the wake of his wife's suicide and has been left to raise his nine-year-old daughter, Emily on his own. David is at first amused to discover that Emily has created an imaginary friend named ...
Style: twists and turns, surprise ending, twist ending, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: imaginary friend, psychologist, plot twist, haunted by the past, split personality, small town, mysterious character, mystery, parents and children, family relations, family problems, death in the family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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 7.1
 38K
Brimstone (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Western
Country: Netherlands, France, Germany, Belgium, Sweden, UK, USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: In the menacing inferno of the old American West, Liz is a genuine survivor who is hunted by a vengeful preacher for a crime she didn’t commit.
Style: suspense, twists and turns, brutal, epic, cult film ...
Plot: father daughter incest, rape, church, sexual torture, pedophile, obsession, mute, female protagonist, sign language, brutality, plot twist, preacher ...
Time: 19th century
Place: netherlands
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From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Horror
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Seth Gecko and his younger brother Richard are on the run after a bloody bank robbery in Texas. They escape across the border into Mexico and will be home-free the next morning, when they pay off the local kingpin. They just have to survive ...
Style: twists and turns, offbeat, scary, bloody, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vampire, brothers, hostage, plot twist, stripper, priest, crime gone awry, gory, crimes, sheriff, anti hero, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: mexico, texas, latin america, usa
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An Inspector Calls (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A mysterious Inspector investigates the wealthy Birling family and their dinner guests following the suicide of a young woman.
Style: twists and turns, surprise ending, thought provoking, serious, talky ...
Plot: plot twist, investigation, uncover truth, law enforcement, family problems, introspection, haunted by the past, inspector, suicide, justice, rich and poor, dishonesty ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1912
Place: england
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 6.7
 28K
Marrowbone (2017)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A young man and his four younger siblings, who have kept secret the death of their beloved mother in order to remain together, are plagued by a sinister presence in the sprawling manor in which they live.
Style: surprise ending, suspense, twists and turns, scary, tense ...
Plot: brother sister relationship, mental illness, murder, ghost, abandoned house, plot twist, attic, secret, love, violence, murder of family, sibling relationship ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1969
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Unfriended: Dark Web (2018)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Russia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: ​When a 20-something finds a cache of hidden files on his new laptop, he and his friends are unwittingly thrust into the depths of the dark web. They soon discover someone has been watching their every move and will go to unimaginable lengths to ...
Style: twists and turns, suspense, suspenseful, rough, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: webcam, skype, found footage, facebook, plot twist, hacking, characters killed one by one, cyberspace, threat, sign language, secret, video chat ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 6.1
 70K
Frozen (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Three skiers are stranded on a chairlift and forced to make life-or-death choices that prove more perilous than staying put and freezing to death.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, scary, psychological, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, sole survivor, isolation, ski resort, danger, mountain, youth, friends, survival horror, stranded, frostbite, skiing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 6.0
 85K
The Boy (2016)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, China
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A nanny, working for a family whose son has just passed away, finds herself put in charge of caring for a lifelike doll that the couple treat as a real child.
Style: psychological, scary, tense, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: doll, nanny, haunted house, ghosts, violence, mansion, supernatural, plot twist, mystery, boy, murder, dealing with death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 18th century
Place: england, usa
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 7.0
 55K
Tully (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Marlo, a mother of three including a newborn, is gifted a night nanny by her brother. Hesitant to the extravagance at first, Marlo comes to form a bond with the thoughtful, surprising, and sometimes challenging nanny named Tully.
Style: psychological, twists and turns, twist ending
Plot: motherhood, nanny, autism, plot twist, family relations, newborn baby, mother, hallucination, pregnant woman, baby, depression, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, year 1977, 1950s, 80s, 50s
Place: usa, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, phoenix arizona, saudi arabia ...
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 7.5
 49K
The Guilty (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Denmark
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Alarm dispatcher and former police officer, Asger Holm, answers an emergency call from a kidnapped woman. When the call is suddenly disconnected, the search for the woman and her kidnapper begins. With the phone as his only tool, Asger enters a race ...
Style: twists and turns, exciting, suspenseful, enigmatic, suspense ...
Plot: plot twist, police, police vigilantism, revelation, guilt, one location, telephone conversation, real time, one day, telephone call, woman in danger, saving a life ...
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 8.1
 126K
The Handmaiden (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 145 min.
Story: 1930s Korea, in the period of Japanese occupation, a new girl (Sookee) is hired as a handmaiden to a Japanese heiress (Hideko) who lives a secluded life on a large countryside estate with her domineering Uncle (Kouzuki). But the maid has a secret. ...
Style: melancholic, erotic, tense, atmospheric, sexual ...
Plot: lesbian relationship, lesbian romance, lesbian, lesbian sex, lesbian love, lesbianism, lust, seduction, jealousy, inheritance, maid, escape ...
Time: 1930s
Place: japan, south korea, tokyo
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Wait Until Dark (1967)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: After a flight back home, Sam Hendrix returns with a doll he innocently acquired along the way. As it turns out, the doll is actually stuffed with heroin, and a group of criminals led by the ruthless Roat has followed Hendrix back to his place to ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, clever, psychological, serious ...
Plot: heroin, disability, blindness, plot twist, murder, search, crimes, crime, drug dealing, stabbing, neighbor, photographer ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: new york, usa, montreal quebec, montreal
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