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, intense, suspenseful, clever and psychological films and TV shows about / with plot twist, twists & turns, storytelling, murder, mentor, chase, dialogue, secrets, flashback and death 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), Exam (2009), Memento (2000), Dream House (2011), Glass (2019), Saw (2004), The Village (2004), The Best Offer (2013), Frozen (2010), Time Lapse (2014).

List of plot twist movies

 8.1
 1.1M
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, surprise ending, twist ending, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: mystery, mental institution, insanity, paranoia, investigation, plot twist, mental illness, uncover truth, losing-it hero, psychology, island, psychiatrist ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, year 1945, 1940s ...
Place: boston
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 6.8
 100K
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, tense, surprise ending, serious ...
Plot: mind game, plot twist, ambition, psychologist, manipulations, human nature, rivalry, surveillance, room, mystery, confinement indoors, intrigue ...
Time: future
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 8.4
 1.1M
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, twist ending, tense, suspense ...
Plot: memory loss, plot twist, mystery, revenge, uncover truth, twists & turns, amnesia, paranoia, vengeance, haunted by the past, murder, mistaken identity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: usa, california, los angeles
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 6.0
 62K
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, suspenseful, twist ending, tense, scary ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, plot twist, riddles and clues, memory loss, parents and children, murder, investigation, haunted by the past, family in danger, nervous breakdown, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
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 6.7
 187K
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, surprise ending, bad ending, psychological, twists and turns ...
Plot: dissociative identity disorder, mental illness, plot twist, psychic, super powers, superhero, villain, sociopath, psychopath, crime fighter, invulnerability, psychology ...
Time: 2010s
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 7.6
 366K
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, suspenseful, psychological, disturbing, rough ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: torture, mind game, serial killer, psychopath, captivity, plot twist, survival, race against time, insanity, master criminal, gory, doctor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 6.5
 235K
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, romantic, psychological ...
Plot: isolation, plot twist, forest, village life, utopia, mysterious place, blind character, village, secret, mystery, fear, creature ...
Time: 2000s, 1890s, 19th century, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, new england
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 7.8
 102K
The Best Offer (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, psychological, captivating, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: loneliness, forgery, obsession, mysterious character, painting, collector, age difference, plot twist, agoraphobia, deception, art collector, art theft ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 18th century
Place: italy, europe, prague czech republic, vienna
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 6.1
 65K
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, disturbing, scary, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, sole survivor, danger, ski resort, stranded, isolation, youth, mountain, skiing, snow, death, forces of nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 6.5
 39K
Time Lapse (2014)
Genre: 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: suspenseful, twist ending, suspense, cerebral, enigmatic ...
Plot: time travel, time machine, time paradox, plot twist, parallel universe, paranoia, gambling, death threat, camera, twists & turns, greed, blackmail ...
Time: future
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 6.8
 31K
Housebound (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Mystery
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When Kylie Bucknell is sentenced to home detention, she's forced to come to terms with her unsociable behaviour, her blabbering mother and a hostile spirit who seems less than happy about the new living arrangement.
Style: scary, suspenseful, twists and turns, humorous, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, plot twist, parents and children, house arrest, supernatural, danger, mystery, family relations, bloody violence, female protagonist, exploding head, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new zealand
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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: clever, touching, captivating, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: prison, human spirit, false accusation, freedom, prison life, prison escape, life is a bitch, life sentence, confined, corruption, criminal heroes, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, 60s, 50s ...
Place: usa, mexico, pacific ocean, maine
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 7.5
 36K
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: suspenseful, exciting, twists and turns, suspense, enigmatic ...
Plot: plot twist, telephone call, police, guilt, revelation, police vigilantism, one day, telephone conversation, one location, real time, woman in danger, saving a life ...
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 6.1
 13K
Parallels (2015)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: An underground MMA fighter must confront his sister and his past in an adventure through parallel universes
Style: suspense, futuristic, intense, twists and turns, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: plot twist, nuclear bomb, parallel universe, mystery, teleportation, distopia, survival, clones, apocalypse, family, betrayal, knocked out ...
Time: future
Place: california
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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: surprise ending, suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master criminal, heist, crimes, manipulations, interrogation, neo noir, plot twist, dishonesty, criminal, theft, mysterious character, mystery ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1981, 1990s
Place: turkey, manhattan new york city, hungary
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A Beautiful Mind (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: At Princeton University, John Nash struggles to make a worthwhile contribution to serve as his legacy to the world of mathematics. He finally makes a revolutionary breakthrough that will eventually earn him the Nobel Prize. After graduate school he ...
Style: captivating, psychological, cerebral, interesting, touching ...
Plot: mathematics, paranoia, mental illness, prodigy, genius, schizophrenia, insanity, imagination, obsession, scientist, mentally unstable, psychiatry ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, 70s, 1940s ...
Place: usa, boston, massachusetts, new jersey, stockholm sweden ...
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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: suspense, twists and turns, suspenseful, rough, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: webcam, skype, hacking, found footage, plot twist, facebook, characters killed one by one, supernatural, threat, secrets, cyberspace, fear ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 8.5
 188K
Money Heist (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 70 min.
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: exciting, suspense, twists and turns, intense
Plot: bank robbery, perfect crime, stockholm syndrome, master criminal, heist, hostage situation, criminal heroes, professor, hostage, mentor, thief, sexual tension ...
Place: spain, thailand
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 7.0
 48K
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, autism, nanny, pregnant woman, family relations, baby, family, parents and children, female protagonist, plot twist, mother, depression ...
Time: contemporary, year 1977, 1950s
Place: usa, manhattan new york city
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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, gothic, suspenseful, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: voodoo, occult, ghost, attic, black magic, paralysis, soul transference, rite, workplace, suspicion, nurse, ritual ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: new orleans, louisiana
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 7.6
 565K
Sherlock Holmes (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Eccentric consulting detective, Sherlock Holmes and Doctor John Watson battle to bring down a new nemesis and unravel a deadly plot that could destroy England.
Style: captivating, exciting, humorous, intellectual, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: riddles and clues, sherlock holmes, investigation, private detective, adventure, prodigy, partners, steampunk, intelligence, hotshot hero, murder, talented ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1890s, victorian era
Place: england, london, europe, tower bridge london, big ben london ...
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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, priest, stripper, hostage, crime gone awry, gory, bar fight, sheriff, crimes, criminal heroes, brutality, plot twist ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: mexico, texas, usa, latin america
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 6.5
 104K
Wild Things (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When teen-socialite Kelly Van Ryan and troubled bad girl Suzie Toller accuse guidance counselor Sam Lombardo of rape, he's suspended by the school, rejected by the town, and fighting to get his life back. One cop suspects conspiracy, but ...
Style: tense, erotic, twists and turns, suspenseful, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: dangerous attraction, femme fatale, blackmail, seduction, desire, mind game, strong sexual content, crime, manipulations, rape, teachers and students, conspiracy ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: florida, usa
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 4.3
 2K
The Frozen (2012)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After a harrowing snowmobile accident, a young couple is stranded in the woods and must survive while waiting for help to arrive. Events take a turn for the worse after the disappearance of Emma's boyfriend, leaving her on her own not only to ...
Style: suspense, twists and turns, captivating, tense, exciting
Plot: lost in the woods, snow, backwoods, stranded, psychological thriller, stalking, isolation, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, wilderness, fear, plot twist, accident ...
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 8.1
 96K
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: erotic, tense, melancholic, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: lesbian sex, lesbian relationship, lesbian romance, lesbian love, lesbianism, lesbian, seduction, escape, inheritance, lust, jealousy, maid ...
Time: 1930s
Place: japan, south korea, tokyo
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 8.0
 560K
Casino Royale (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK, Czech Republic, USA, Germany, Bahamas
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Le Chiffre, a banker to the world's terrorists, is scheduled to participate in a high-stakes poker game in Montenegro, where he intends to use his winnings to establish his financial grip on the terrorist market. M sends Bond – on his maiden ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns, scenic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, casino, chase, poker, spy, secret agents, british secret service, 007, heroic mission, escapades, torture, james bond ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: montenegro, italy, europe, uganda, prague czech republic ...
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 6.0
 75K
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: tense, psychological, suspenseful, scary, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: doll, violence, nanny, ghosts, mansion, supernatural, murder, boy, haunted house, loss of son, dealing with death, plot twist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 18th century
Place: england, usa
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 7.5
 238K
Predestination (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, 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: suspenseful, surprise ending, clever, twists and turns, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, time machine, time paradox, changing the past or future, time loop, destiny, sent to the past, mysterious character, mission, terrorism, special agents, bar ...
Time: 20th century, year 1975, year 1945, 1990s, 1960s ...
Place: usa, cleveland ohio
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 8.2
 92K
The Good Place (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Eleanor Shellstrop, an ordinary woman who, through an extraordinary string of events, enters the afterlife where she comes to realize that she hasn't been a very good person. With the help of her wise afterlife mentor, she's determined to ...
Style: humorous, sitcom, feel good, twists and turns, captivating ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: afterlife, utopia, paradise, ethics, karma, female protagonist, morality, torture, hell, plot twist, soul mate, deception ...
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 7.3
 247K
The Accountant (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: As a math savant uncooks the books for a new client, the Treasury Department closes in on his activities and the body count starts to rise.
Style: suspense, surprise ending, tense, suspenseful, intense ...
Plot: lone hero, autism, accountant, organized crime, mathematics, sniper, hitman, survival, money laundering, criminal, informant, federal agent ...
Time: year 2010, year 1989, year 2006, 2000s
Place: illinois, new hampshire, germany, washington d.c., chicago illinois
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