Unhappy ending movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant unhappy ending movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspenseful, weird, scary, psychological, tense and serious films and TV shows about / with unhappy ending, suspense, death, violence, murder, twists and turns, brutality, blood, deadly and danger plots mostly in Thriller, Horror and Drama genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as unhappy ending: Leviathan (2014), National Treasure (2016), Life (2017), Smile (2022), Pet Sematary (2019), Chinatown (1974), Vivarium (2019), Eden Lake (2008), Golden Men (2019), Midsommar (2019).

List of unhappy ending movies

Leviathan (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 140 min.
Story: In a Russian coastal town, Kolya is forced to fight the corrupt mayor when he is told that his house will be demolished. He recruits a lawyer friend to help, but the man's arrival brings further misfortune for Kolya and his family.
Style: thought provoking, bleak, depressing, atmospheric, meditative ...
Plot: lawyer, adultery, corruption, infidelity, justice, alcoholic, small town, alcohol abuse, courtroom, drunk, corrupt mayor, unhappy wife ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: russia
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National Treasure (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 192 min.
TV show
Story: Paul Finchley is a bona fide "national treasure", one half of a popular, long-running comedy double act. The famous comedian's world is thrown into chaos when he is accused of historic sexual abuse.
Style: twist ending, tense, psychological, suspenseful, surprise ending
Plot: court, comedian, bad guy wins, rape, father daughter relationship, media, unhappy ending, rapist, investigation, family relations, rape accusation, sexual assault ...
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Life (2017)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The six-member crew of the International Space Station is tasked with studying a sample from Mars that may be the first proof of extra-terrestrial life, which proves more intelligent than ever expected.
Style: scary, apocalyptic, tragic ending, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: adult
Plot: space, suspense, mars, monster, space travel, space station, alien, alien life-form, astronaut, first contact, survival horror, death ...
Time: future, near future
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Smile (2022)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After witnessing a bizarre, traumatic incident involving a patient, Dr. Rose Cotter starts experiencing frightening occurrences that she can't explain. As an overwhelming terror begins taking over her life, Rose must confront her troubling past ...
Style: psychological, scary, disturbing, mysterious, enigmatic ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: curse, supernatural power, murder, female protagonist, supernatural, going insane, suspense, demon, evil wins, fear, psychiatric ward, unhappy ending ...
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Pet Sematary (2019)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Louis Creed, his wife Rachel and their two children Gage and Ellie move to a rural home where they are welcomed and enlightened about the eerie 'Pet Sematary' located near their home. After the tragedy of their cat being killed by a truck, ...
Style: atmospheric, bloody, psychological, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: back from the dead, evil wins, supernatural, father daughter relationship, cat, suspense, zombie, undead, indian burial ground, macabre, pets, unhappy ending ...
Time: year 2019
Place: maine
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Chinatown (1974)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Private eye Jake Gittes lives off of the murky moral climate of sunbaked, pre-World War II Southern California. Hired by a beautiful socialite to investigate her husband's extra-marital affair, Gittes is swept into a maelstrom of double ...
Style: neo noir, twist ending, atmospheric, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: private detective, corruption, investigation, femme fatale, rape, twists and turns, suspense, police, murder, conspiracy, father daughter incest, murder mystery ...
Time: 20th century, year 1937, 1930s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, america, pacific ocean ...
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Vivarium (2019)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Ireland, Belgium, Denmark
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young woman and her fiancé are in search of the perfect starter home. After following a mysterious real estate agent to a new housing development, the couple finds themselves trapped in a maze of identical houses and forced to raise an ...
Style: surreal, suspenseful, disturbing, absurd, allegory ...
Plot: trapped, suspense, paradox, psychological torture, maze, human experiment, suburbs, young couple, evil child, evil wins, foster child, buying a house ...
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Eden Lake (2008)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Eden Lake is a relentlessly tense and immaculately paced horror-thriller about modern youth gone wild. When a young couple goes to a remote wooded lake for a romantic getaway, their quiet weekend is shattered by an aggressive group of local kids. ...
Style: disturbing, scary, slasher, brutal, bad ending ...
Audience: teens, kids, boys' night
Plot: survival, torture, suspense, forest, fear, youth, camping, chase, gang, murder, strong violent content, brutality ...
Time: 21st century
Place: england, united kingdom
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Golden Men (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A group of desperate men, unsatisfied by their lives, decides to attempt a heist to a postal armored truck guard.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, psychotronic, exciting, tense ...
Plot: robbery, unhappy marriage, football, unhappy ending, retirement, revenge, suspense, senior citizen, husband wife relationship, family problems, mafia, true crime ...
Place: turin italy
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Midsommar (2019)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Sweden
Duration: 148 min.
Story: A young couple travels to Sweden to visit their friend’s rural hometown and attend its mid-summer festival. What begins as an idyllic retreat quickly descends into an increasingly violent and bizarre competition at the hands of a pagan cult.
Style: disturbing, rough, psychedelic, brutal, enigmatic ...
Plot: cult, ritual, paganism, religious cult, emotional breakdown, nervous breakdown, isolated community, sacrifice, burned alive, female protagonist, rite, grief ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: sweden, new york, scandinavia, europe, eastern europe
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Blood Vessel (2019)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: Australia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Near the end of World War II, the survivors of a torpedoed hospital ship cling to life aboard a crowded lifeboat. With no food, water, or shelter, all seems lost – until an eerily silent German minesweeper drifts ominously towards them, giving ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, weird
Plot: vampire, world war two, fascist, beast, supernatural, ship, nazi zombie, unhappy ending, german, little girl, suspense, castaway ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944, year 1945, 20th century
Place: atlantic ocean
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By Day's End (2020)
Genre: Horror, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A lesbian couple's efforts to mend their deteriorating relationship are put on hold when a pandemic disease that causes insatiable hunger ravages the world around them.
Style: psychological, touching, suspenseful, scary, psychotronic ...
Plot: zombie, lgbt, zombie apocalypse, suspense, pandemic, infection, found footage, lesbian, lesbian couple, soldier, unhappy ending, love ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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Patient 001 (2018)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A young-wife desperate to give her beloved comatose and dying husband a child considers her only option: cloning. Giving birth to a son fulfills her dream of having a family. But the arrival of the baby awakens a supernatural presence unleashing ...
Style: psychotronic, scary, tense, unusual plot structure, psychological ...
Plot: cloning, husband wife relationship, filicide, past coming back to haunt, female protagonist, infidelity, psychopath, haunted by the past, unhappy ending, death of son, family relations, life & death ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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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, psychological, twist ending, neo noir, tense ...
Plot: twists and turns, mental illness, court, plot twist, murder, corruption, psychopath, lawyer, courtroom, legal investigation, psychology, courtroom drama ...
Time: future, 90s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa
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Interstelar (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Russia
Duration: 48 min.
Story: A group of men go into space but never come out.
Style: experimental, art house, captivating, parody, underground film ...
Plot: space, food shortage, alternate dimension, alien planet, alien, mute, cannibalism, expedition, suicide, political satire, sacrifice, tragedy ...
Place: russia, siberia, crimea
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Lost and Beautiful (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Pulcinella, a foolish servant, is sent to present-day Campania to grant the last wish of Tommaso, a simple shepherd.
Style: road movie, semi documentary, surreal, experimental
Plot: nature, art, death, countryside, unhappy ending, mythology, realism, breaking the fourth wall, buffalo, dog, decadence, tree ...
Place: italy, southern italy
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The Dorm That Dripped Blood (1982)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A crazed killer stalks college students who gave up their vacation to clean a deserted dormitory.
Style: slasher, serious, scary, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, christmas, psychopath, college, stalking, supernatural, school, college life, law enforcement, frame up, who done it ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1981
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Kaboom (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Smith, a typical young college student who likes partying and engaging in acts of random sex and debauchery, has been having some interesting dreams revolving around two gorgeous women -- and is shocked when he meets the dream girls in real life. ...
Style: sexy, stylized, tense, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college, sexual perversion, lesbian, bisexuality, dream, guru, conspiracy, fantasy becomes reality, gay, lgbt, homosexual, college life ...
Time: 21st century
Place: california, southern california
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Galaxy of Terror (1981)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: As a lone spaceship proceeds on its long voyage across space, the crew are surprised to encounter a strange pyramid form. Surprise turns to horror as one by one, they discover that their darkest nightmares are all starting to become real. The ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, scary, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: monster, alien, fear, evil alien, tentacle, raped by monster, female nudity, spacecraft, planet, pyramid, graphic violence, space ...
Time: 80s
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American History X (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Derek Vineyard is paroled after serving 3 years in prison for killing two thugs who tried to break into/steal his truck. Through his brother, Danny Vineyard's narration, we learn that before going to prison, Derek was a skinhead and the leader ...
Style: rough, emotional, serious, cerebral, dramatic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, date night
Plot: prison, racism, skinhead, gang, racial slur, character change, rape, juvenile delinquency, neo nazi, racial prejudice, violent, murder ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, venice beach california
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The Mist (2007)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: After a violent storm, a dense cloud of mist envelops a small Maine town, trapping artist David Drayton and his five-year-old son in a local grocery store with other people. They soon discover that the mist conceals deadly horrors that threaten ...
Style: atmospheric, twist ending, psychological, scary, bad ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: monster, survival, apocalypse, suspense, religious fanatic, fear, creature, small town, macabre, spider, twists and turns, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century
Place: usa, maine
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Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade (1999)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A member of an elite paramilitary counter-terrorism unit becomes traumatized after witnessing the suicide bombing of a young girl and is forced to undergo retraining. However, unbeknownst to him, he becomes a key player in a dispute between rival ...
Style: anime, bleak, gloomy, heartbreaking, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: conspiracy, distopia, resistance fighter, swat team, resistance, political unrest, politics, world war two, double agent, cyberpunk, suicide, gunfight ...
Place: japan, tokyo, germany, poland
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Floricienta (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Argentina
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Floricienta is an Argentine family friendly telenovela based on the Cinderella story. It originally aired from 2004 to 2005, but continues to be broadcast in almost 70 countries. Some international channels airing Floricienta are TVE International, ...
Style: funny, fairy tale, light, entertaining, sitcom
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: friends, female protagonist, ambition, male female relationship, destiny, family relations, death of father, rivalry, nanny, music band, unhappy ending, children ...
Place: argentina
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Funny Games (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Austria
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Two psychotic young men take a mother, father, and son hostage in their vacation cabin and force them to play sadistic "games" with one another for their own amusement.
Style: disturbing, bleak, psychological, scary, controversial ...
Audience: adult
Plot: serial killer, suspense, psychopath, sadism, torture, torment, bad guy wins, kidnapping, home invasion, evil wins, family in danger, egg ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: austria, germany, europe
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Funny Games (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France, UK, Austria, Germany, Italy
Duration: 111 min.
Story: When Ann, husband George and son Georgie arrive at their holiday home they are visited by a pair of polite and seemingly pleasant young men. Armed with deceptively sweet smiles and some golf clubs, they proceed to terrorize and torture the ...
Style: psychological, scary, disturbing, rough, brutal ...
Audience: adult
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, torture, home invasion, hostage, murder, bad guy wins, brutality, kidnapping, torment, maniac, evil wins ...
Time: 21st century
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The Wicker Man (1973)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Police sergeant Neil Howie is called to an island village in search of a missing girl whom the locals claim never existed. Stranger still, however, are the rituals that take place there.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, twist ending, scary, controversial ...
Plot: cult, religion, ritual, disappearance, paganism, investigation, sacrifice, female nudity, secret society, human sacrifice, temptation, police ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: scotland, europe, united kingdom, scottish highlands, fictional island
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The Vanishing (1988)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Netherlands, France, West Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Rex and Saskia are enjoying a biking holiday in France when, stopping at a gas station, Saskia disappears. Confounded, Rex searches everywhere, but to no avail. Three years later, he's still obsessed with finding her, pleading his case on ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, bleak, suspenseful, twist ending ...
Plot: kidnapping, serial killer, suspense, twists and turns, missing person, obsession, murder, road trip, macabre, insanity, police investigation, mind game ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: france, europe, california, holland
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Fallen (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Homicide detective John Hobbes witnesses the execution of serial killer Edgar Reese. Soon after the execution the killings start again, and they are very similar to Reese's style.
Style: twist ending, surprise ending, neo noir, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: supernatural, serial killer, demon, murder, psychic, police detective, good versus evil, twists and turns, psychopath, death row, demonic possession, murder investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york, philadelphia
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Knowing (2009)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Australia
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A teacher opens a time capsule that has been dug up at his son's elementary school; in it are some chilling predictions -- some that have already occurred and others that are about to -- that lead him to believe his family plays a role in the ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, scary, futuristic, thought provoking ...
Audience: kids
Plot: end of the world, apocalypse, disaster, catastrophe, supernatural, suspense, prophecy, foreknowledge, code, alien, professor, scientist ...
Time: future, september 11 2001, year 2009, 20th century, year 1959 ...
Place: massachusetts, new york, usa, boston
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Remember Me (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Still reeling from a heartbreaking family event and his parents' subsequent divorce, Tyler Hawkins discovers a fresh lease on life when he meets Ally Craig, a gregarious beauty who witnessed her mother's death. But as the couple draws ...
Style: touching, emotional, romantic, sad, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: relationships, love, suicide, death in the family, 9/11, love story, teenager, young love, love and romance, twists and turns, dealing with death, parenthood ...
Time: september 11 2001, year 1991, year 2001, 90s, 2000s ...
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city
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